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The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights


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Lot 473

American Airways, 1932 (June 15), First Night Flight, Los Angeles - New York, route A.M. 33, cancelled "Air Mail Field'Jun/15/1932/4 PM/Los Angeles, Calif." and bearing a green Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce cachet commemorating the flight; signed by the L.A. - Tucson segment pilot; accompanied by a picture post card of an American Airlines plane; back with great "First Night Air Mail Flight/via/Fairweather Route/June 15, 1932" showing "The Sunshine City", Tucson, AZ, and personal greetings from the pilot; plus the 1989 obituary of Walter Ballard, who flew the first leg from San Diego to Phoenix on the transcontinental airmail route for American Airways in 1932, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 474

Interstate Airlines, six flight souvenir cards, four of which are signed by three pilots, plus two unsigned cards inscribed "The Route of Happy Landings", to be given to passengers who made a flight in the pictured plane; also include a printed biography card of Larry Harris, one of Interstate's pilots, with a handwritten inscription to Bill Schneider, Very Fine, a fun set, showing a biplane (clearly marked C.A.M. 30) and a monoplane.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 475

Pan American Airways, 1946, test flights, 10 covers, with 1946 Nov 1 New York to Buenos Aires and return cover, 1946 Nov 1 New York to Ascunsion and return cover, 1946 Nov 1 New York to Rio de Janeiro and return cover, 1946 Nov 1 New York to Montevideo and return cover, all with mixed franking, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 476

Pan American Airways, 1950-87, Trans-Atlantic inaugural flights, approximately 80 covers, including 1950 Oslo to New York, 1960 Seattle to London, 1966 Berlin to Frankfurt and return; 1970 First Commercial Boeing 747 Clipper flights to and from New York, including several cached covers; 1971 Boeing 747 Clipper flights to and from Vienna; other first flights out of New York include the Airbus A310 in 1985, and to Leningrad in 1986; letter sheet and envelope to Clipper Club members, some postcards, and a Clipper Express passenger baggage sticker, Very Fine, a historic lot that would please any aviation collector, historian or enthusiast.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 477

1978-90, airlines first flight covers, over 150 covers mounted on pages, includes 1985 Apr 12 American Airlines Frankfort to Denver cover, 1978 Mar 18 Braniff Dallas to London cover, 1990 May 16 Frankfurt to Chicago cover, 1978 Apr 30 Delta New Orleans to London cover, 1980 Oct 27 Western Airlines Anchorage to London cover, 1979 Jun 20 Capitol Chicago to Brussels cover, 1978 May 6 National Miami to Amsterdam cover, also Air Florida, Arrow, Seaboard airlines, newspaper clippings, luggage tags and labels, picture postcards, photos, excellent crop of U.S. airlines, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 478

1979-90, airlines first flight covers, over 160 covers mounted on pages, includes 1979 Mar 31 NWA United Nations to Copenhagen cover, 1979 Sep 11 NW Orient New York to Glasgow, cover, 1984 Jun 9 NW Orient Frankfurt to Minneapolis cover, 1970 Jun 5 TWA New York to Rome cover, 1971 Sep 16 TWA Rome to Athens cover, with magazine ads, timetables, ad napkin, photos, luggage tags, excellent value, a lot to please every airline collector, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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