Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022

Category — Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5095
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5095, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)AEGEAN ISLANDS, 1933, Italian Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 211E). 15l Carmine Rose (C24), along with 25c and two 1.25l, all tied by Rodi (Egeo) 24.5.33 datestamps on cover flown cover to Geneva, proper cachets and registry label, cover with slight wear and a couple toned spots, Fine, with clear 1987 E. Diena certificate, Scott $1,100.00 for No. C24 on cover

E. 200-300
275
5096
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5096, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)BRAZIL, 1926, First Flight Rio de Janiero-Buenos Aires. 10r, two 20r, 50r, and 100r Definitives tied by "Aviao Buenos Ayres/Raid/New York-Rio de Janiero-Buenos Ayres" violet boxed handstamp, insdistict circular datestamps on cover to Montevideo, cover with paper clip stain at bottom, otherwise Fine and rare, only ten covers carried, with 2002 Sismondo certificate

E. 300-400
275
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5097
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5097, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)CANADA, 1930 Return of the Dirigible R-100 from Montreal to Bedford (AAMC Z-462). Canada 2c Green and 20c Special Delivery tied by Montreal, St. Hubert, Aug. 13, 1930 circular datestamp on Roessler imprinted airmail cover, black cachet, Great Britain -1/2p and 1p tied by London Aug. 18 datestamp, returned to the U.S. with Aug. 27 backstamp of Orange, New Jersey, there was no officially sanctioned mail on this flight, however some were carried by the crew (in violation of instructions) as evidenced by the London postmark, rare and unusual

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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5098
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5098, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)ESTONIA, 1933 Chicago Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 238E). Pair 15s Yellow (97) and single 1k Gray Black (112) tied by Tallinn 10 X 33 circular datestamps on registered flown cover to Netherlands, second landing in Seville, German flight cachet and connecting Berlin cachet, several backstamps, Very Fine

E. 300-400
475
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5099
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5099, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)FRANCE, 1908-09 Air Post Postcards. Complete set of eleven "Collection Editee Par Lefevre Utile" multicolored picture postcards depicting early aviators and airplanes, ten unused and one used, a couple with minor toning on the address side only, the picture sides are fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
2,000
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5100
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5100, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GERMANY, 1911, May 7, Dusseldorf Flower Day Dropped Card (Sieger 1B). Picture postcard with printed instructions for finder, red on-board circular datestamp, card with light diagonal crease and very trivial edge wear, Very Fine appearance, a rare dropped card, the first of which was not discovered until 1929

Sale 1259, Lot 5100, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)
Image 2
E. 750-1,000
1,000
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5101
 
Sale 1259, Lot 5101, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GERMANY, 1911 LZ 10 "Schwaben" Drop Bag. Approximately 5 x 8-1/2" sturdy brown bag, with German inscription asking the finder to deliver the contents to the nearest post office, Fine, an outstanding Zeppelin collateral item

E. 500-750
250
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5102
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5102, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GERMANY, 1913, Liegnitz Flight of the "Sachsen" (Sieger 18A). 5pf stamp tied by Liegnitz 9.11.13 circular datestamp, special Zeppelin vignette (Michel 11a) tied by Katzbach 9.11.13 circular datestamp on special HAPAG postcard showing the Zeppelin in the hanger after landing, picture side with some surface rubbing, otherwise Very Fine and scarce to find on card, signed Bloch, Michel €3,500

E. 500-750
2,100
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5103
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5103, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GERMANY, 1919, Flight of the "Bodensee" (Sieger 19D). Zeppelin postcard showing interior cabin view, 15pf Purple tied by Friedrichshafen Luftpost 29 Nov. 19 circular datestamp, violet on-board cachet dated Nov. 28, uncommonly fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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5104
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5104, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GERMANY, 1933, 1m-4m Chicago Flight Zeppelins (C43-C45; Michel 496-498). Complete sets plus an additional 1m stamp, along with 10pf and 50pf Air Post, all tied by Friedrichshafen 14.10.33 on the round-trip Chicago flight, proper cachets and backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, used stamps alone catalogue $1,130.00

E. 400-500
650
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5105
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5105, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GREAT BRITAIN, 1911, Sep. 9-16, Official Coronation Aerial Post, London-Windsor (AAMC 8a). Five souvenir postcards and three covers, all with printed cachet in variety of colors, Sep. 9 (First Day), Sep. 13 and Sep. 16 special flight datestamps, a couple small faults, but overall a Very Fine group

E. 500-750
800
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5106
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5106, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GREAT BRITAIN, 1912, May 25, Bath-Hendon, Hendon-Bath Experimental Flight. Two picture postcards, each with special label (one for each direction of the flight), -1/2p stamp tied by Hendon May 28 circular datestamp, first leg with discoloring causing damage to the photo side, otherwise Fine and scarce

E. 500-750
500
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5107
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5107, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GREAT BRITAIN, 1919, Nov. 10, Public Mail Service Inauguration, London-Paris (AAMC 22). 2sh6p Seahorse, also with -1/2p and 4p, tied by Nov 10, 1919 London circular datestamps and ms. strokes on registered cover to Paris, ms. "By Aeroplane Express", small "35 IX" in circle backstamp, paper clip rust mark just affects the -1/2p stamp, Fine, a rare early airmail flight, it can only be identified by the date and rate (in this case 2sh6p airmail and 4-1/2p registry)

E. 200-300
250
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5108
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5108, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)GREAT BRITAIN, 1939, Feb. 8, Alex Henshaw Record Flight, London-Capetown-London. Unfranked cover with ms. endorsement "Per favour of Alex Henshaw" on the return flight, two strikes of Feb. 8 Capetown Municipal Airport boxed handstamps, London East Airport Gravesend circular datestamp with official's signature and date, signed Alex Henshaw, Very Fine, only twelve such covers flown, this is considered the last of the record-breaking flights from the golden era of aviation

E. 300-400
300
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5109
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5109, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)INDIA, 1911, Feb. 18, United Provinces Exhibition First Flight, Allahabad to Naini Junction (AAMC 1). 3p, 2a, 2a6p, and 3a King Edward VII tied by large magenta "First Aerial Post, 1911, U.P. Exhibition Allahabad" flight cachet on registered cover to Southampton, England, registry label, Allahabad, London and Southampton postmarks on reverse, cover opened a little roughly at top, still a Fine example from this historic flight

E. 300-400
650
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5110
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5110, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)INDIA, 1925, Feb. 16 Calcutta-London Cobham Return Flight. 2a Violet uncancelled as always, Great Britain 3p Postage Due cancelled on arrival by Kensington Mar. 18 circular datestamp, triangular flight cachet and green label, Waddon Aerodrome Mar. 17 backstamp, signed on reverse by flight engineer A.B. Elliot, Very Fine, only 121 pieces were carried

E. 200-300
325
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5111
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5111, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)INDIA, 1928, Feb. 3, Calcutta-Akyab Empire Cruise Flight. Cover and -1/2a postal card, cover franked with two 3p and one -1/2a, all tied by Feb. 3, 1928 Park Street Calcutta double-rings, with multicolored flight cachet (printed on card, label on cover), Akyab receiving postmarks (Feb. 5), Very Fine, only 89 covers and 63 cards were carried on this leg

E. 200-300
190
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5112
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5112, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)INDIA, 1928, May 14, Doisy & Carol Paris to Hanoi, Calcutta-Rangoon Flight. Two 1/2a Green (one a corner selvage single), each tied by Calcutta May 14, 1928 double-circle datestamps on cover to Rangoon, appropriate flight label and green cachet at bottom left, red "Plane Crashed at Akyab, 16th May 1928" along right side, French consulate handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, 121 covers were carried on this flight which was intended to go to Hanoi but the plane crashed and was severely damaged in Akyab

E. 300-400
160
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5113
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5113, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)INDIA, 1928, Sept. 30, Baron Huenefeld Berlin to Tokyo Flight, Calcutta-Tokyo Flight. India -1/2a and 1a tied by "Park Street, Calcutta, 30 Sep. 28" double-circle datestamps on card to Tokyo, green "Europa SS" flight cachet and violet "Baron Huenefled" and blue "Tokio 18 Oct." handstamps, Stephen Smith message on reverse, Very Fine, only 47 cards carried on this leg of the flight

E. 300-400
350
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5114
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5114, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)INDIA, 1928, Oct. 11, Fourth Dutch Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon. 1a Brown tied by Oct. 11, 1928 Park Street Calcutta double-ring, printed flight cachet and "Express" handstamp, Rangoon backstamp (Oct. 16), signed on reverse by Stephen Smith, Very Fine

E. 200-300
120
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5115
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5115, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)ITALY, 1926, April 10, Nobile Polar Flight of the Dirigible "Norge" (AAMC Z-478). Flown on leg from Rome to Cuers, flight vignette with Inverted Frame (position 16), tied by large violet oval flight handstamp, Italy 1.25 Blue tied by "Ciampino 8.4.26" circular datestamp, sent to Paris, Very Fine, only 51 covers were carried on this leg and only a tiny number of flown covers from any segment exist with the inverted frame vignette

E. 400-500
600
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5116
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5116, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)ITALY, 1941 "Capini Caproni" Milan-Rome Flight (Longhi 4019). 10c and 40c stamps tied by Rome 30.11.41 circular datestamp and special flight cachet on picture postcard, sent to the Postmaster General in Rome, with Gudonia, Rome receiving circular datestamp, a few faint toned spots, violet ms. notation at top stating original, still a Very Fine example of the first mail flight in the world to use a jet aircraft

E. 400-500
1,700
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5117
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5117, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)LATVIA, 1932, May 2-12, Fourth South America Flight (Sieger 157). Five different stamps, including the triangular Air Post set, tied by Riga 26 Apr., 1932 circular datestamps on card to Brazil, red flight cachets, a few stamps with just a faint hint of gum staining around perf tips, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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5118
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5118, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)LITHUANIA, 1933, Sept. 30-Oct. 9, Eight South America Flight, Berlin Connection (Sieger 235B). Five different stamps tied by Telsiai 7 Dec. 1932 circular datestamps on registered flown cover to Brazil, red flight cachet and Berlin connecting cachet (which also tied three stamps), Pernambuco backstamp (Dec. 13), cover with trivial wrinkling at top right, still a colorful and Very Fine cover

E. 200-300
275
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5119
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5119, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)PHILLIPINES, 1926, 2c-30c Madrid-Manila Flight (AAMC 17r). 2c-30c Air Post (C1-C12) tied by well-struck plane fancy cancels, "Cebu Mar. 2, 1927" duplex, on cover to Manila, Mar. 4 receiving backstamp, bold "Via U.S. Army Service, Philippine Islands" oval handstamp, Very Fine, scarce, only six pieces of mail were carried on this flight

E. 300-400
800
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5120
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5120, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)ROMANIA, 1932, Ninth South American Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 195). Three flown covers, one with 3l and 5l Air Post, along with imperforate 10l Deep Blue pair (377 var) and 100l Dark Green & Dark Blue corner margin single (402 var), another with 3l Air Post and imperforate 50b Chocolate pair (370 var), 20l Orange singe (379 var), 50l Red & Dark Blue single (401 var), and the third with 16l and 20l, along with imperforate 6l Carmine Brown (375 var), all tied by Bucharest 18 Oct 1932 circular datestamps on registered flown covers to Brazil, each with red flight cachet and Friedrichshafen 14.10.32 datestamp, first cover with backflap missing, Very Fine, most unusual to have the imperforate stamps used on Zeppelin flights

E. 400-500
1,500
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5121
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5121, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)RUSSIA, 1930-31 Dornier DO-X Pan-American Flight (AAMC 5c). Eleven Russian stamps tied by 27.10.30 double-ring datestamps, mixed franking with Germany 4m Zeppelin and 2m Suidamerica (latter on reverse) tied by Dornier 30 Jan 31 circular datestamps on registered flown cover to U.S., red flight cachets, diamond DO-X cachet on reverse, Very Fine and scarce with the Russian dispatch, signed Mikulski

E. 300-400
650
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5122
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5122, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)SWITZERLAND, 1913 (March 30) Burgdorf-Bern Flight. Special postcard with 5c stamp and 50(c) Semi-Official Air Post (Michel IV) that was specially prepared for this flight, tied by violet 30.III.13 flight cancel, Very Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
350
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5123
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5123, Worldwide Flight Covers (by Country)TRIPOLITANIA, 1933 Italian Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 213C). 10l Green, along with Libia 50c (two) and 1.25l, all tied by Tripoli 29.5.33 datestamps on flown postcard to Pernambuco, Brazil, registry label, flight cachet and light receiving postmark on picture side, Very Fine, Scott $675.00 for the 10l stamp on cover or card

E. 200-300
300
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