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The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights


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Lot 544

Africa, 1925-90, first flights, over 1300 covers presented in eleven volumes, originating in countries Nigeria, Belgium, Belgian Congo, French Equatorial Africa, Madagascar, Algeria, Morocco, Togo, French East Africa, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroun, Kenya, South Africa, Northern Rhodesia, South West Africa, Zanzibar, Gold Coast, Mauritania, Nyasaland Protectorate, Southern Rhodesia, Tangiers, Somalia, Mozambique Company, Egypt, Chad, French Sudan, Ethiopia, Tunisia, with airlines such as Sabena, Air France, Air Afrique, Misr Airways Ltd., Imperial Airways, Union Airways, Interflug, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, TAP, as well as several Concorde first flights, a few Sanabria listed stamps, and better frankings make this collection a "Must View", you will never encounter a more comprehensive lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid$2,500
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Lot 545

Albania, 1925, four airmail covers, three First Flights: Tirana - Valona (also an FDC of C1-4), Tirana - Scutari, and Tirana - Koritza, plus an Airmail cover Tirana - Valone, Jun 23, 1925, franked with a complete set of C1-7; slight toning on the Valona - Koritza cover, otherwise Very Fine.
AAMC 2, 3. Muller 3, 5, 6.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 546

Argentina, 1925 (Jan. 21), Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro First Flight, a very pretty "Premier Courrier Aérien/Rio-Montevidéo-B. Ayres/Voyage d'étude Lignes Aériennes Latécoère" cover franked with a 5c San Martín, with Rio 23 JAN 1925 receiver on front, along with (incomplete) "Aero-Club Argentino/Buenos-Aires" pictorial cachet; "Via Aerea/21.ENE.25/Buenos Aires" c.d.s. on reverse along with indistinct 23 Jan marking, Very Fine, 517 covers flown.
Muller 13: 4,000 points.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 547

Argentina, 1925 (May 8), Cordoba - Rio Cuarto First Flight plus later flights, First Flight cover cancelled Cordoba 7 May (date slug inverted) on 5c San Martín entire, imprinted "Primer Vuelo Postal Córdoba - Río IV." addressed to Junkers Air Monthly, plus Oct. 14, 1925, cover to France "Por Avion/via Rio IV" in manuscript and "Correos y Telegrafos/'Via Aerea'/Cordoba" oval handstamp, and a Feb. 22, 1926, Rio Cuarto - Cordoba 5c San Martín entire inscribed "1925 - Servicio Aero Postal - 1926", Very Fine, a nice trio.
Muller 15, 15a: 1,500 points. 1950 AAMC 11 vars.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 548

Argentina, 1926-54, first flights, 40 covers mounted on pages, includes 1926 cover Cordoba to Rio Quarto, 1935 Condor cover Buenos Aires to Montevideo, 1929 cover Buenos Aires to Asuncion Paraguay, 1929 cover Posadas to Buenos Aires, 1954 cover Buenos Aires to Cordoba, loads of sale able covers present, inspection should help ascertain true value, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 549

Argentina, 1927 (Dec 3), Costes-Le Brix Round-the-World Flight, Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro, cover postmarked Buenos Aires, Nov 30, 1927 and backstamped Rio de Janeiro, Dec 5; also includes a 4" x 6" press photo of Joseph Le Brix standing by his plane, Very Fine. Only 10 covers were carried.
Muller 27. AAMC TO 1063 var.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 550

Argentina, 1929 (Sep 3), Buenos Aires - Mendoza, Argentina, registered cover postmarked Sep 2 and backstamped Mendoza the next day, Very Fine. Only 28 covers were carried.
Muller 44.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 551

Argentina, 1929 (Sep 3), Mendoza - Santiago, Chile, cover postmarked Sep 3 and backstamped Santiago the same day, violet flight cachet on reverse, Very Fine. Only 30 covers were carried.
Muller 44.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 552

Argentina, 1929 (Sept. 12), Comodoro Rivadavia - Buenos Aires First Flight by Vachet, special envelope franked with 5c San Martín, cancelled Sept. 11 with Sept. 12 Buenos Aires c.d.s. with barred "Via Aerea" receiver on reverse; corner card announces first attempt to transport mail on the Comodoro Rivadavia - Buenos Aires air route; signed by pilot Paul Vachet on front (with notation of such in pencil on back), Very Fine.
Muller 46: 2,500 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 553

Argentina, 1929 (Oct. 19), NYRBA First Flight Covers, Buenos Aires to Rosario and to Santiago, Chile, two multicolor frankings with "Por Avion NYRBA" straightline handstamp and manuscript "1er vuelo 'Nyrba'" and "1er correo aereo de la Nyrba' notations on fronts; reverse of each sports green double-oval "A.H. Davis/Filatelista" company handstamp, along with relevant Oct. 20 Santiago/Recepcion or Rosario/Argentina receiver; information on each cover provided in pencil on reverse as well; pilot was N.C. Browne, Very Fine pair, 75 covers were flown on the Santiago flight; 7 (according to envelope notation; Muller lists 30) flown to Rosario.
Muller 56-57: 3,250 points. 1950 AAMC NY 2, 2a.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 554

Argentina, 1929 (Oct. 30), St.-Exupéry Buenos Aires - Trelew First Flight, airmail envelope addressed to Sr. P[aul] Vachet, pioneer airmail pilot; cancelled with "Via Aerea/30 Oct 29/Buenos Aires" c.d.s., with light purple "Aeroposta Argentina S.A./Aeroplaza/de/B. Aires" handstamp plus Buenos Aires Oct. 30 roller cancel and Trelew 1 Nov. receiver, along with pencil "AR-5" notation, Very Fine, flown by one famous aviator for delivery to another.
Muller 60: 5,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$90
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Lot 555

Argentina, 1929 (Oct. 31), Comodoro Rivadavia - Buenos Aires First Flight by St.-Exupéry, addressed to A.H. Davis in Buenos Aires; seven-stamp franking cancelled by three Comodoro Rivadavia Oct. 30 c.d.s.'s (plus a set-off reversed Buenos Aires slogan cancel); reverse shows a Bribada Oct. 31 transit and Buenos Aires Nov. 1 "Los carteros venden/estampillas de correos" slogan cancel receiver, plus two-line red "Por VIA AEREA/Aeroposta Argentina S.A." handstamp, Very Fine, one of 70 flown.
Muller 61: 4,500 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 556

Argentina, 1929 (Oct. 31), Comodoro Rivadavia - Bahia Blanca First Flight by St.-Exupéry, franked by 5c & 10c Airmails plus 5c Discovery of America issue, with red two-lined "Por VIA AEREA/Aeroposta Argentina S.A." boxed handstamp, plus Bahia Blanca circular Oct. 31 receiver and "Los carteros vend[en]/estampillas postal[es]" slogan cancel; light vertical fold far right of no consequence, Very Fine, one of 128 flown.
Muller 62: 3,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 557

Argentina, 1929 (Oct. 31), Comodoro Rivadavia - San Antonio First Flight by St.-Exupéry, four-color franking cancelled 30 Oct. 29, "Via aerea" noted in manuscript; reverse shows red double-line boxed "Por VIA AEREA/Aeroposta Argentina S.A." cachet and San Antonio Oeste 31 Oct. receiver, Very Fine, 38 flown.
Muller 63: 5,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 558

Argentina, 1929 (Oct. 31), Comodoro Rivadavia - Trelew First Flight by St.-Exupéry, franked by 15c Airmail and 5c Discovery of America issues, with "Via aerea" noted in manuscript; addressed to A.H. Davis; reverse shows red two-line boxed "Por VIA AEREA/Aeroposta Argentina S.A." cachet and Trelew 1 Nov. circular receiver; two inconsequential green paper adhesions on reverse, Very Fine, 30 flown.
Muller 64: 5,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 559

Argentina, 1929 (Oct. 31), Trelew - Bahia Blanca First Flight by St.-Exupéry, four-color franking on Aeroposta Argentina cover imprinted "Líneas Internas/y/Línea Bs. Aires-Asunción" with red straightline "POR VIA AEREA" handstamp on front; reverse shows Bahia Blanca same-day slogan receiver, signed by Antoine de St.-Exupéry, Very Fine, only 25 flown.
Muller 65: 5,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$170
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Lot 560

Argentina, 1929 (Oct. 31), San Antonio - Bahia Blanca First Flight by St.-Exupéry, Aeroposta Argentina airmail envelope, cancelled San Antonio Oeste Oct. 31, with rough same-day Bahia Blanca receiver on reverse (along with a few pencil notations), Very Fine, Muller lists this flight as Nov. 1, only 17 covers flown.
Muller 73: 5,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 561

Argentina, 1929 (Nov. 1), Bahia Blanca - Comodoro Rivadavia First Flight by St.-Exupéry, three strikes of Bahia Blanca Nov. 1 c.d.s. on front, with Comodoro Rivadavia same-day receiver on reverse; back also sports a light purple "Aeroposta/[stylized arrow/plane]/Argentina (S.A.) cachet, "Leslie A. Boone" straightline owner's handstamp plus, in pencil, the notation "rare preliminary flight", Very Fine, Muller lists this flight (p. 115) as occurring on October 31, but all c.d.s.'s here are dated November 1, 168 pieces flown.
Muller 68: 3,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 562

Argentina, 1929 (Nov. 1), Bahia Blanca - San Antonio First Flight by St.-Exupéry, pretty three-stamp franking on Compagnie Générale Aéropostale. - Aeroposta Argentina, S.A. airmail cover; stamps tied by two strikes of Bahia Blanca Nov. 1 c.d.s.; reverse shows "Aeroposta/[stylized arrow/plane]/Argentina (S.A.)" purple cachet and sharp San Antonio same-day receiver in black; pencil notation lower left back, along with slight green paper adhesion, still Very Fine, Muller dates this flight Oct. 31, but all postmarks are dated Nov. 1, 42 covers flown.
Muller 69: 5,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 563

Argentina, 1929 (Nov. 1), Bahia Blanca - Trelew First Flight by St.-Exupéry, multi-stamp franking on airmail envelope, cancelled by three strikes of Bahia Blanca Nov. 1 c.d.s.; reverse with stylized arrow/plane cachet and Trelew same-day receiver, Very Fine, Nov. 1 date stamps, despite Muller's listing of the flight on Oct. 31, 30 covers flown.
Muller 70: 5,000 points.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$120
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Lot 564

Argentina, 1930 (Jan. 14), Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro NYRBA Trial Flight Covers, three covers from Buenos Aires, one each to Rio, Santos and São Paulo, Brazil; Rio cover (AAMS #NY-3) with blue green "Por Avion NYRBA" straightline handstamp on front, with purple bridge-like Rio 16 Jan receiver on reverse; Santos cover (#NY-3d) sports both straightline and boxed "via NYRBA/correspondencia aerea" handstamps on front, plus 16 Jan receiver on reverse; São Paulo cover (#NY-3e) has both handstamps on front and 16 Jan receiver on back; further, #NY-3e is a meter cover - almost never seen; accompanied by 1984 Air Log & AFA News article on NYRBA, Very Fine, an appealing group, Santos cover noted "1 of 30".
Muller 76 vars: 2,250 points. 1950 AAMC NY-3, 3d, 3e.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 565

Asia, 1934 (Dec. 8-16), Imperial Airways & Qantas Empire Airways Inaugural England - Australia Service, Field #400; 13 covers from various segments of the trip; included are covers to Brisbane from London and Singapore; to Darwin from Basra and Kuala Lumpur (2); to Melbourne from Bangkok and Singapore; to Camooweal from Singapore; and from Sarawak and Kota (each via Singapore) to Queensland; Baghdad to Semarang (Java) and Singapore to Perth, Very Fine, add a map and you have the start to an interesting exhibit.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 566

Australia, 1928 (June 8), Australian First Trans-Pacific Flight, Fiji - Australia, noted in typescript upper left "Per Aeroplane 'Southern Cross'/from Fiji courtesy of Captain/Kingsford Smith." with manuscript below "This envelope was carried accross [sic] the Pacific Ocean from Fiji to Australia in the 'Southern Cross' first transpacific Flight. June 8-9-1928" and signed Jas W Warner, Radio Oper.; also signed C. Kingsford Smith and Harry W. Lyon, Navigator; accompanied by photos and articles, including one from the Oct. 1928 National Geographic Magazine; central vertical fold, otherwise Very Fine, Australian Air Mail Catalogue #122b; Catalogue value A$12,500 (US$11,250 approximately., 2008), one of six flown.
AAMC 1073.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 567

Australia, 1930-84, first flights, over 150 covers, better includes 3 Aug 1937 first glider flight Geelong to Melbourne, 4 Dec 1934 first Australian rocket flight, 13 Dec 1935 Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, 28 Mar 1936 Narimine to Dubbe, 19 Apr 1937 Darwin to Brisbane aboard "Lawrence Hargrave", 18 Dec 1949 Special Christmas Flight Brisbane to Mornington Island, 3 Oct 1950 Wellington to Sydney via flying boat, with photos, newspaper clippings and luggage stickers, a phenomenal collection of this popular country, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 568

Australia, 1930 (Feb. 18-25), Brisbane - Camooweal - Daly Waters Flight, covers from various legs of the trip; Australian Air Mail Catalogue #151-153; from or through Brisbane: Brisbane - Daly Waters, Adelaide - Daly Waters, Canberra - Darwin, Adelaide - Darwin, Sydney - Derby, Sydney - Camooweal; Sydney - Daly Waters; Broken Hill - Canberra; Daly Waters - Sydney (noted "one of only twelve picked up on first flight out of Daly Waters south bound"); Alexandria - Camooweal; Camooweal - Daly Waters; Darwin - Brisbane; and Broken Hill - Sydney, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 569

Australia, 1931 (Mar. 23), Australia - England First Official Air Mail Flight, 16 covers and related in all, most being varieties of AAMC #TO 1138, starting with a New Zealand-posted letter to London "via Port Darwin" bearing the violet "Commonwealth of Australia/Australia-England/First Official Air Mail Flight/From Melbourne Australia to London England/April/1931" fancy cachet; also includes a registered Field #A18c, Field #A18b with "1st/England/Australia/Official/Air Mail/1931/by/Imperial Airways" over map cachet, three Field #A18e (Darwin - Athens) covers, an Apr. 23 Experimental Air Mail cover from Adelaide to London "via Brisbane & Darwin/First flight Ex Melbourne", seven additional Field #A18e: six to London from Singapore, Rangoon (4) and Calcutta plus a Bombay - Cairo flight; a Britannia-cacheted cover with "Australia-England/First Official/Trial Flight/Rangoon-Calcutta" handstamp in black and boxed "First Airmail/Burma-England" handstamp in violet, plus a final "First Experimental Flight/by Imperial Airways" cover (Muller #99 var, Baldwin #A18e var) with deep magenta boxed "First Air Flight/Australia-England/Delivery/Delhi 4-5-31." handstamp, Very Fine, an interesting look at how the mails moved through the furthest reaches of the Empire.
AAMC TO 1138.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 570

Australia, 1934 (Oct. 18), Brisbane - Oakland First Trans-Pacific Flight, one cover cancelled Mascot, NSW, 18 OC 34, with Fiji 3d cancelled 20 Oct. and US 3¢ NRA cancelled Honolulu Nov. 1 on front, signed C. Kingsford Smith, with Los Angeles Nov. 5 receiver on reverse; second cover (#TO 1216 var) is a welcome cover with large blue cachet, cancelled Oakland Airport Sta. Nov. 4; accompanied by contemporary photos and newspaper clippings, Very Fine, Australian Air Mail Catalogue #455; Catalogue value A$3250 (US$2925 approx., 2008), only 75 covers flown.
AAMC TO 1216, 1216 var.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 571

Australia, 1934 (Oct. 20), London - Melbourne Race, cover confiscated in Abadan, bearing large purple map of Australia "England/MacRobertson Air Derby/Australia/Carried by 'Miss Utica' Plane" cachet, signed by Jack Wright, pilot; additional six-line green cachet on front reading "This actual flown cover confiscated by Persian government and held 24 hours before returning to pilots"; reverse shows green "Guaranteed authentic flown cover" handstamp with details added in manuscript, with violet Utica, NY JAN 18 1935 receiver; photos of Wright & Polando and plane included, Very Fine, Eustis #451a; Catalogue value A$550 (US$495 approx., 2008), one of 179 covers flown to Abadan.
AAMC 1217c.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 572

Australia, 1934 (Oct. 20), England - Australia Record Flight by Scott & Campbell-Black, in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race; special registered cover cancelled by three registered Melbourne c.d.s.'s; blue and red crayon Registry crossings; signed on reverse by both pilots; presented on an exhibit page, with five pages of accompanying photos of Smith and the plane, Very Fine, Eustis #433 (Australian Air Mail Catalogue, p. 74); Catalogue A$1250 (US$1125 approx., 2008).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 573

Australia, 1934 (Oct. 20), England - Australia Air Race, covers from five participants, each with cachet or typewritten authentication of participation; from H.L. Brook (signed), Cyril E. Kay (signed), Davies (signed), McGregor & Walker, and Hansen & Jensen (signed Hansen), Very Fine overall, Australian Air Mail Catalogue #437-439, 440a (McGregor-Walker), 441 (Hansen & Jensen); Catalogue A$1750 (US$1575 approx., 2008).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 574

Australia, 1935 (Mar. 21), Darwin - London Flight, cover with pretty two-country, two-color franking, Australian issue tied by Darwin 21 MR 35 c.d.s., GB by Croydon 1 APR c.d.s.; noted in manuscript "Carried by the Miles Falcon/G-ACTM/Australia-England/Piloted by H.L. Brook/in 7 days 19 hrs 50 min/Signed" with Brook's signature; light pencil notation (AAMC number) on flap, Very Fine, Australian Air Mail Catalogue #493; Catalogue value A$400 (US$360 approx., 2008).
AAMC TO 1229.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 575

Australia, 1937 (Apr. 8), Brisbane - Khartoum Flight, dual-reign franked cover (including a Queensland Queen Victoria!), cancelled by "Air Mail/8 AP 37/Brisbane Qld" c.d.s.'s; with 10 piaster Sudan Air tied by "Sudan Air Mail/13.VI.37" c.d.s. and boxed purple "Solo First Flight Brisbane-Capetown" cachet, repeated on reverse with Brisbane 8 AP 37 circular and boxed 24 JUN slogan c.d.s.'s; signed on front by the pilot (Mrs.) H.B. Bonney, Very Fine, Australian Air Mail Catalogue #715a (Eustis #590); Catalogue value A$325 (US$293 approx., 2008).
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 576

Australia, 1938 (Jan. 17), Outer Harbor - Adelaide Imperial Airways Round-Trip Demonstration Flight, cover carried aboard the flying boat "Centaurus", commanded by J.W. Burgess, who signed and dated the cover 18/1/38; no backstamps, Very Fine, Australian Air Mail Catalogue #781, one of three carried.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$110
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Lot 577

Australia, 1939-41, Australia - Timor Guinea Airways Flights, three covers, comprising Australian Air Mail Catalogue #871, 874 and 912; #871 (July 28, 1939) noted in typescript "ADELAIDE.DARWIN via/Portuguese Timor survey/flight in the Guinea Airways 'plane 'Salamaua.'"; #874 (same date), noted "By special survey flight/Adelaide.Darwin.Portuguese Timor/by Guinea Airways Ltd." and signed (by pilot?), signed Eustis guarantee on reverse; #912 (Jan. 16, 1941) noted "First Flight/Australia-Portuguese Timor." with violet diamond "7/Passed/by/Censor/2" handstamp and signed H.B. Hussey; proper receivers on reverse of first and last covers; also included are two Guinea Airways Limited Darwin baggage tags, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 578

Australia, 1952-77, Quantas first flights, over 120 covers mounted on pages, from countries such as Australia, Mauritius, South Africa, New Zealand, British Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Pakistan, Ceylon, Thailand, Malaya Johore, Australian Antarctic Territory, India, Egypt, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Cocos Keeling Islands, Iran, Malaysia, with some excellent frankings, an excellent opportunity to acquire a large quantity of these popular covers, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 579

Austria, 1914-37, airmail covers, 20 covers or cards, 12 of which are 1924-37 First Flights or Events including Muller numbers 98, 119, 136, 150 (4), 161, 162 (2), 193 and 227; also includes a postcard showing pilots Jean Bourhis and Gustave Lemoine in the cockpit of their plane, postmarked Jun 12, 1914, two covers flown from Germany (Neisse & Hirschberg) to Vienna, Jul 23, 1928, and a 1932 registered Airmail cover from Vienna to Mannheim franked with 10s Crane (C31).
Muller 98/150, etc.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 580

Austria, 1918 (Mar-Oct), Vienna - Kraków - Lemberg Flights, 10 covers flown between these three cities Mar 31 and Oct 2, though the only First Flight is Vienna - Kraków, Mar 31; all franked with First Issue Airmails including 1.50k (7), 2.50k (5) and 4k (3).
Muller 72/73, etc.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 581

Austria, 1930 (May 13), Vienna - Bushire, Persia, registered card with Apr 13 Vienna c.d.s. and Apr 17 Bushire receiver, Very Fine. Only 38 covers were carried.
Muller 166.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 582

Bahamas, 1919 (Jan 29), Record Flight, two commercial covers, one to Canada and one to Cuba, the latter backstamped "Passed by Censor", Very Fine, a rare pair.
AAMC TO-1001; $400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 583

Bahamas, 1929-87, first flights, 62 covers, some signed by pilot, clean group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 584

Bahrain, 1932-33, first flight covers selection, five total, the first a London - Bahrain cover (Muller 217, Field 321a, Baldwin A28a), the second Bahrain - Cairo (India 6a Airmail) cancelled Bahrain Oct. 4 for Oct. 5 flight, then a pair of covers to Burma (Sept. 27, 1933; Field A37b), one to Akyab, the other to Rangoon, each on "Opening of the regular air mail service by Imperial Airways and Indian Trans-Continental Airways between London and Rangoon"-cacheted covers, and finally a Dec. 13, 1933, cover to Singapore; appropriate receivers on reverse, Very Fine group, uncommon origin-destination combinations.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 585

Balkan States, 1923-35, airmail covers, 27 covers, mostly first flights, comprising Albania (1930), Bulgaria (10, 1926-27), Jugoslavia (4, 1933-35), and Romania (12, 1926-33); the Romania includes six different legs Muller numbers 15//17.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 586

Belgium, 1930-48, first flights and miscellaneous airmail covers, 17 mostly different flights including Muller numbers 129 (2), 148, 215, 220, 231, 282, 256, 259, 309, etc., Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 587

Belgium, 1934 (Dec 20-26), Brussels - Leopoldville & Leopoldville - Brussels, two covers with appropriate cachets, Leopoldville cover not backstamped on arrival at Brussels, Fine to Very Fine.
Muller 177, Congo 35.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 588

Belgium, 1967-77, Sabena first flights, 31 covers mounted on pages, with 1967 Nov 1 Vienna to Bombay cover, 1967 Nov 2 Bombay to Athens cover, 1970 Nov 8 Manila to Brussels cover, 1972 Apr 1 Vienna to Tehran cover, along with company papers, viewing recommended for full appreciation, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 589

Belgian Congo, 1926 (Feb 12), Bukamo - Leopoldville, large registered cover to Antwerp with special printed cachet franked with 10 different stamps totaling 10fr canceled Feb 11; backstamped Leopoldville (date unclear) and Antwerp (Mar 5); bit of minor foxing.
AAMC 4a. Muller 10a.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 590

Belgian Congo, 1934 (Apr 22), Luluabourg - Paris, cover postmarked Luluabourg, Apr 24, and backstamped Vincennes, Apr 29; carried by the pilot, Pierre Parabod; horizontal file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine. Very scarce.
Muller 34.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 591

Bermuda, 1930 (Jun 29), Bermuda Record Flight, Trans-oceanic record flight, the first plane to return from Bermuda; official card signed by pilot, Very Fine, scarce.
AAMC TO-1112; $100.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Current Bid$40
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Lot 592

Bermuda, 1937-83, first flights, 62 covers, with considerable ephemera including schedules, announcements, photos, etc.; although the covers are not uncommon, the collateral material makes this a most useful lot, Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 593

Bolivia, 1925 (Aug. 7), Sucre - Cochabamba First Flight, two bi-color franked covers, one blue, one green, cancelled Sucre, Aug. 7, with "Correo Aero/Cochabamba/7-VIII-1925" handstamp in purple, with blue same-day Cochabamba arrival marking all on front; back of each annotated in pencil "a great rarity", Very Fine.
Muller 5a: 5,500 points. 1950 AAMC 4a.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 594

Bolivia, 1925 (Aug. 14), Cochabamba - La Paz First Flight, franked with 50c orange overprinted in red "Correo Aereo/La Paz/14-8-1925", tied by toothed oval Aug. 14 Cochabamba cancel, with bridge-type La Paz same-day receiver on face and reverse, Very Fine, 134 pieces flown.
Muller 7: 3,000 points. 1950 AAMC 4c.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 595

Bolivia, 1925 (Aug. 21), La Paz - Oruro Flight Cover from aboard the Oriente, an unlisted cover with pretty bicolor frankings tied by Aug. 20 La Paz bridge cancel with black straightline "21AGO1925" handstamp front and back; annotated in typescript front top "Correo aereo en el avión ORIENTE, de la Paz á Oruro./Agosto 20/925."; reverse also sports a "BCM/AIRFIELD." straightline cachet at bottom right; horizontal crease ½-inch up from bottom noted for accuracy, overall Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 596

Bolivia, 1925 (Nov. 13), Potosi - Cochabamba First Flight by Lemaître, great picture post card franked on front with 5c green and bearing large green pictorial "Primer Correo Aereo" cachet; cancelled in black Nov. 13 with same-day green Cochabamba receiver on front; accompanied by contemporaneous photo of the pilot, Lemaître, Very Fine.
Muller 10: 5,000 points.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 597

Bolivia, 1928 (July 23), Lloyd Aereo Boliviano (LAB) Flight Covers, Santa Cruz, Bolivia - Chuquicamata, Chile, five routes, unlisted in Muller: Santa Cruz - Puerto Suarez, Cochabamba - Vallegrande, Cochabamba - Todos Santos - Trinidad, Cochabamba - Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz - Cochabamba; each cover cancelled by blue or purple Santa Cruz July 23 c.d.s.; reverses without markings, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 598

Bolivia, 1929-34, first flights, 8 covers, with 1929 Nov 23 La Paz to Oruro cover, 1929 Nov 23 La Paz to Cochabamba cover, 1930 Jul 30 La Paz to Rio de Janeiro cover, 1934 Jan 12 La Paz to Arica cover, includes magazine page, airline stationery, fresh & clean, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 599

Brazil, 1925 (Mar. 7), Pernambuco - Rio de Janeiro First Flights, one a postal card (on Canson watercolor paper!), the other an LAT multicolor cover, each canceled March 7 in Pernambuco, with Rio March 11 roller cancel on reverse; card shows small hinge remnant and mounting stains on reverse (not affecting face at all), otherwise Very Fine.
Muller 8: 12,000 points.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$350
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Lot 600

Brazil, 1925 (Mar. 9), Bahia - Rio LAT First Flights, three covers, with boxed "Serviço Aereo/4a. Secção Bahia" handstamp on front and Rio 11 March roller cancel on reverse; yellow envelope hinge remnants, nonetheless a Very Fine group.
Muller 9: 12,000 points.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 601

Brazil, 1926, Rio de Janeiro - Buenos Aires, Don Duggan Flight Leg, from the last major jump on Duggan's first North-to-South America flight; five-stamp franking with two boxed commemorative "Avião 'Buenos Ayres'/Raid/New York-Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Ayres" handstamps; illegible postal date cancel, but annotated in pencil on front "5/23/1926"; paperclip stain at upper right, not affecting stamps or cancels, Very Fine, an interesting piece.
AAMC TO 1040a.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 602

Brazil, 1927 (Dec 12), Costes-Le Brix Round-the-World Flight, Rio de Janeiro - Santiago, Chile, cover postmarked Rio, Dec 12, with Dec 13 Santiago receiver on the front, Very Fine. Only 11 covers were carried.
Muller 28. AAMC TO 1063 var.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 603

Brazil, 1929 (July 29-Oct. 7), São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro and Rio - São Paulo First Flight, July covers bearing regular issues alongside ETA air issues (5000 reis on one, 2000 on the other), with boxed "Pelo Correio Aereo/da/ETA" handstamp each; stamps on Aug. 2 cover (including an overprinted Official) cancelled by the boxed handstamp, with additional two-ring Sao Paulo c.d.s.; Oct. 7 cover again displays a mix of regular postage and overprinted issues, tied by two of three strikes of a double-ring "Correio Aereo/ETA/7.OUT.29/Rio de Janeiro" bridge-style cancel with boxed handstamp in violet; August and October covers presented on typed, illustrated exhibition pages; lot includes several articles as well, Very Fine, Muller 4,750 points.
Muller 43 (2), 43a, 45.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 604

Brazil, 1929 (Dec 28), C.G.A. Postcard Pelotas - Rio de Janeiro, pictorial Compagnie Générale Aéropostale postcard canceled Pelotas, Dec 27 with violet "Correio Aéreo Linhas C.G.A." cachet, backstamped with Pelotas departure and Rio de Janeiro arrival c.d.s.s the next day., Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 605

Brazil, 1933 (May 15), Arc-en-Ciel Return Flight, Brazil - Senegal, cover with special flight label and appropriate postmarks, Very Fine.
AAMC TO 1176.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 606

Brazil, 1927-36, the E.M.G. collection of Brazil first flights, over 260 covers presented in five Elbe President albums with slip cases, on well annotated exhibit style pages, destinations include Natal, Switzerland, Bolivia, Chile, Victoria, Spain, France, Uruguay, Haiti and others airlines include VASP, Air France, Aerolloyd Iguassu, Pan Am, CAB, CGA, ETA, NYRBA, Military Air Service, with many Condor registration stamps and Varig stamps, includes 1931 Special Air Mail Delivery flight cover with a Brazil & Varig special delivery stamps, 1934 flight cover with last set of Varig stamps before they were discontinued, 1929 cover with ETA stamps, 1929 ETA 300 reis stamp with first day cancellation, viewing will be a true collector's paradise, excellent base for an exhibition or to add to a specialist's collection, offered completely intact, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid$2,500
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Lot 607

Brazil, 1927-40, first flights, approximately 250 covers mounted on pages, with better Nov 29 1927 first flight Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo, Feb 11 1928 Condor stamp with Varig cancel Porto to Rio de Janeiro, Oct 12 1928 Condor flight with 1CL1-1CL7 & 1CLF1 Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo, April 5 1929 Condor flight Santos to Porto Alegre, Oct 26 1929 picture postcard Rio to Victoria, Feb 9 1930 Condor flight Natal to Rio, Sept 2 1930 Condor flight Rio to La Paz, many covers with semi official airmail stamps better frankings, an amazing collection that is sure to thrill, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 608

British Commonwealth, 1939, first flights, 27 covers mounted on pages, includes 1939 Aug 5 London to Montreal cover, 1939 Aug 5 Foynes to Botwood cover, 1939 Aug 10 Montreal to Botwood cover, with correspondence, newspaper clippings, a fascinating melange of British Commonwealth items, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 609

British Commonwealth, 1946-90, BOAC first flights, over 150 covers mounted on pages, includes 1946 Jul 3 New York to London cover, 1951 Apr 11 Bahamas to Lima cover, 1960 Jan 25 London to Dakar cover, 1960 Jan 25 Madrid to Montevideo cover, 1961 Apr 11 London to Lima cover, 1952 Jul 1 London to Cairo cover, also newspaper clippings, luggage labels, photos, magazine article, a pleasing selection of this iconic airline, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 610

British Commonwealth, 1952-78, BOAC first flights, over 325 covers mounted on pages, includes 1952 Aug 11 Ceylon to London cover, 1952 Aug 11 Beyrouth to Bombay cover, 1952 Aug 13 Bahrain to Rome cover, 1952 Oct 14 Cairo to Singapore cover, 1952 Oct 16 Singapore to Cairo cover, 1953 Apr 5 Manila to Bahrain cover, 1957 Mar 2 Istanbul to Darwin cover, 1957 Mar 3 Singapore to Darwin cover, 1957 Jul 17 Basra to Calcutta cover, 1959 Apr 2 Beirut to Bangkok, 1961 Nov 1 Cairo to Manila, along with luggage tags, this will take some time to review but the payoff will be substantial, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 611

British West Indies, 1930-47, first flights, 24 covers from Barbados, British Guiana (5), British Honduras (3), Caymans, Jamaica (2), St. Lucia (2), St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago (9), a very useful lot, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, inspect.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 612

Burma, 1928 (Sept. 21), Rangoon - Bangkok First Flight Cover, from Amsterdam - Batavia Route, typewritten "By Dutch Aeroplane from/Rangoon to Bangkok" with pencil "1st" notation above, blue-and-white Air Mail label, red manuscript "Via Singapore" notice, plus two India stamps cancelled by "Rangoon G.P.O./21 SEP 29/3 - P.M./Sor." bridge-type strikes; reverse shows dual-language Bangkok G.P.O. 4 25 9 '28 bridge receiver and Stephen H Smith signature, Very Fine, Boesman #17l; according to the partial exhibit page included, this cover was carried by the first airplane (of the four flying the route) to reach Rangoon, 35 covers carried.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 613

Canadian Provinces: Newfoundland, 1927 (May 23), De Pinedo Flight, Trepassey - Rome, registered cover postmarked Trepassey, May 21, sent by supplementary mail with an unoverprinted 60¢ Cabot tied by a Jun 22 Rome c.d.s., backstamped with a Jun 22 Rome slogan cancel and a Jun 42 Florence c.d.s., Very Fine. Only 75 covers were franked with an unoverprinted stamp; it is not known how many of those were in the supplementary mail canceled in Rome.
Sassone GP16c; €13,500 ($14,390). AAMC FF-28c var.; $14,000+.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid$2,500
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Lot 614

Canadian Provinces: Newfoundland, 1930 (Oct 9), Harbour Grace - London, cover franked with 5¢ Caribou canceled Harbour Grace, Oct 9; addressed to Bournemouth where three ½d stamps were added and canceled on Oct 13, Very Fine.
AAMC FF-35d; $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 615

Canadian Provinces: Newfoundland, 1933 (Jul 27), Balbo Return Flight, Shoal Harbour, Nfld. - Rome, cover franked with $4.50 Balbo Airmail (C18) postmarked St. John's, Jul 26, with blue flight cachet and appropriate backstamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone GP62; €1,200 ($1,280). AAMC TO 1184h.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 616

Canadian Provinces: Newfoundland, 1921-42, first flights, 26 covers, including three scarce early ones, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a nice clean, useful group.
AAMC 7, 9, 22; $1,025.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 617

Canada, 1927 (Dec 25), La Malbaie - Seven Islands and drops, eight Roessler covers: La Malbaie to Seven Lakes and to Pointe aux Outardes, Franklin (backstamped "Baie Des ?"), Godbout, Trinity Bay, Pentecost River, Shelter Bay and Clarke City; also includes the accompanying Roessler sales letter.
AAMC 2721, 2721a.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 618

Canada, 1928, Rolling Portage - Narrow Lake & Moncton - Grindstone Island, seven covers: Rolling Portage to Goldpines, to Jackson Manion and to Narrow Lake, all Jan 25, and Moncton - Charlottetown and Charlottetown - Moncton (both Feb 19), Sackville - Charlottetown (Mar 10), and Charlottetown - Gridstone Island (Feb 11).
AAMC 2803//2807; $390.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 619

Canada, 1928 (Aug 31), Ottawa - Vancouver, cover franked with 5¢ Admiral tied by Ottawa slogan cancel, Oct 2, with both flight cachets and Vancouver backstamp, Sep 8, Very Fine.
AAMC 2843; $100.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 620

Canada, 1928 (Sept 21), International Flight from Montreal, Canada across United States to Mexico City, Canada #C1, tied by Montreal Sept 21, 28 c.d.s. (1st day); US #C11 and 2¢ tied by Newark, Sept 25, backstamped New Orleans, Sept 26 along with Mexico receiving stamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Famous record flight by Major James Doolittle
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Current Bid$100
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Lot 621

Canada, 1929 (May 3-7), Winnipeg - Wabowden - Cross Lake, matching pair of covers postmarked Winnipeg, May 3, the first, addressed to Norway House, is backstamped Wabowden (May 4) and Norway House (May 6 and also Jun 5, apparently upon eventual delivery to the addressee); the second, addressed to Cross Lake, is backstamped there on May 7 after being backstamped at Wabowden on May 4, Very Fine.
AAMC 2923, 2923a; $100.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 622

Canada, 1932 (Jul 21-Nov 10), von Gronau Round-the-World Flight, Wayzata - Winnipeg, 1¢ postal card uprated with 1¢ War Tax tied by Aug 12 Winnipeg machine cancel & duplex with blue flight cachet; signed and numbered "4." on reverse by prominent airmail collector and cachet maker, Reuben Aretz, with typed statement, "Flown in the ‘Gronland Wal’ from Lake Minnetonka, U.S.A. to Lac Du Bonnet, Canada, by Captain Wolfgang von Gronau, on the Twin Cities to Winnipeg leg of his Round-the-World Flight", Aug 15 Waconia, Minn. receiver on back upon delivery to Aretz, the addressee, Very Fine.
AAMC TO 1168d.
Estimate $300 - 400

Accompanied by a copy of an article by Aretz in the
Jack Knight News with a detailed account of how he personally handed his covers to von Gronau .
Current Bid$150
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Lot 623

Canada, 1933 (Jul 26), Balbo Return Flight, Shediac, N.B. - Rome, cover with $3.20 postage postmarked Shediac, Jul 25, with red typewritten endorsement "By the Italian Air Cruise to Rome, Italy.", backstamped Rome, Aug 12. Only 70 covers were carried from Shediac to Rome.
Sassone GP61; €7,000 ($7,460). AAMC TO 1184g.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 624

Canada, 1938 (Mar 18), Edmonton - Alkavik Soviet Search Expedition, cover canceled Edmonton, Feb 16 alongside and backstamped Alkavik, Feb 18, with additional Mar 18 Alkavik c.d.s. on the front and Mar 18 Edmonton backstamp; signed by the crew including Sir Hubert Wilkins, who was commissioned by the Soviets to lead the expedition; it is addressed to Mr. (Herbert) Hollick Kenyon, one of the bush pilots; also includes three related magazine photos, Very Fine.
AAMC 3809; $200.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 625

Canada, 1926-40, first flights, over 350 covers, better include 1926 Mar 20 AAMC 200 Toronto to Red Lake, 1926 Mar 23 AAMC 200d New York to Red Lake, 1927 Dec 14 AAMC 501 Leamington to Pelee Island & return, 1928 Jan 11 AAMC 505a Grindstone Island to Moncton, 1931 Jan 31 AAMC 529c Carcajou to Fort Vermilion, 1931 Aug 31 AAMC 250 Edmonton to Calgary, 1942 May 1 AAMC 325e Moncton to Sydney, fabulous collection for the Canada specialist, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 626

Canada, 1954-75, Trans-Atlantic inaugural flights, approximately 80 covers relating to three Canadian airlines: Air Canada, Canadian Pacific and Trans Canada; Air Canada highlights include 1970 Montreal to Prague, 1971 Boeing 747 flights to and from Toronto (including several cacheted covers), and 1972 Toronto to Zurich; some postcards, and baggage stickers. Canadian Pacific flights include 1975 Amsterdam to Winnipeg and return; 1974 Milan to Toronto, and 1974 Vatican to Toronto; a postcard and baggage tags accompany; Trans Canada highlights include 1954 Dusseldorf to Montreal, 1960 London to Montreal, 1965 Montreal to Rome, 1966 Toronto to Frankfurt, 1966 Montreal and Ottawa to Moscow, and 1968 Toronto to Rome and Athens; some postcards, baggage stickers and labels, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 627

Canada, 1958-87, first flights, about 100 modern covers, usual cachets, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, quite attractive, inspect.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 628

Canada, 1919 (Aug 25), Aero Club of Canada, $1 Semi-Official Airmail tied by special Toronto boxed "Aerial Mail" on back of cover addressed to the Metropolitan Stamp Co. in New York City; franked on front with a 3¢ Admiral tied by Aug 25 Toronto Canadian National Exhibition slogan cancel, Fine.
Scott CLP3; $850. AAMC PF-18. Unitrade CPL3; C$925 ($690).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$400
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Lot 629

Canada, 1924 (Jan 22) Laurentide Air Service, Larder Lake - Rouyn Lake and Return, two covers with Laurentide Semi-Official Airmail on reverse canceled Larder Lake and Rouyn Lake; each franked with 3¢ postage on the front tied by the cancel of the opposite town; the Rouyn - Larder Lake cover is legal size and the stamp has a small edge flaw, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott CL2; $500. AAMC CL2-2500a, b.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 630

Canada, 1926-28, Patricia Airways & Exploration Ltd. flights, 17 covers (10 different) bearing Scott number CL13 (9, six different including Haileybury - Rouyn, Mar 31, 1927 and Cryderman Mine - Sioux Lookout, Aug 17, 1927) and CL25a; also includes flights by Patricia Airways Ltd. two bearing CL43 and a third bearing CL25a (Sioux Lookout - Jackson Manion, Mar 9, 1928); all different except the three duplicate CL13; also Indian Convention States an advertising card showing the company's Passenger & Freight rates ca. 1926, Very Fine.
AAMC CL13-2602/CL4-2802.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$400
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Lot 631

Canada, 1929-31, Cherry Red Airline Ltd. flights, 19 covers bearing Scott number CL46, virtually all different, Very Fine.
AAMC CL46-2900/3100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$225
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Lot 632

Canada, 1929-31, Commercial Airways Ltd. flights, nine covers bearing Scott numbers CL47 (2), CL48 (5), CL49 & CL50, Very Fine.
AAMC CL47-2900/CL5-3100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 633

Canada, 1929-31, Western Canada Airways Ltd. flights, 24 covers bearing Scott number CL40, virtually all different, Very Fine.
AAMC CL40-2700/3000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 634

Canada, 1929-31, Yukon Airways & Exploration Co. Ltd. flights, 11 covers (10 different) bearing Scott number CL42, including White Horse - Mayo Landing, Nov 4, 1927, Very Fine.
AAMC CL42-2703/2902.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 635

Canada, 1924-32, semi-official flights, 17 covers bearing semi-official airmails comprising Scott numbers CLP5, CL5 (2), CL6 (3), CL7, CL8 (2), CL10 (2), CL11 (3) and CL51 (3); also including a Sep 21, 1925 Victoria - Seattle Sea Plane Flight cover (normal frankingg), a composite photo of 40 "Pilots of Canadian Airways Limited" (Nov 1933) and a baggage label of the same company.
AAMC 2400//3300.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$600
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Lot 636

Caribbean, 1925-46, miscellaneous air covers, 43 covers all related to the Caribbean; 17 commercial or Second Flight covers, five interesting covers with explication (including one with only 3 flown), 13 PAA test flights, 13 Censored from Curaçao and one each from Mexico & Venezuela, a fascinating group with some quite unusual covers, Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 637

Chile, 1924 (Mar. 1), Iquique - Antofagasta, cover franked with two 10c O'Higgins, with large double-circle "Via Aerea" blue cachet; reduced at left, not affecting stamps, cachet or address, Very Fine, only 22 flown.
Muller 9a: 3,000 points.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 638

Chile, 1927 (May 5), Santiago - Valparaiso & Return First Flights, two covers mailed May 5, one cancelled Valparaiso addressed to Chuquicamata "Via Santiago", the other a Lady's Envelope sent Santiago to Chuquicamata "Via Valparaiso"; each bearing official "Correo Aereo/Chile" bridge cancel and 60c postage, comprising 40c Scott #C1 (specially issued for inaugural SANC airmail service), plus 20c in 10c O'Higgins and/or 5c Cochranes; ordinary postmark used as backstamp receiver, Very Fine with a high-value #C1 to boot.
Muller 11: 40,000 points.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 639

Chile, 1927 (Dec 21), Costes-Le Brix Round-the-World Flight, Santiago - La Paz, Bolivia, cover postmarked Dec 21 with La Paz receiver of the same date on the front, Very Fine.
Muller 12. AAMC TO 1063 var.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 640

Chile, 1929 (Aug 15), Santiago - Paris, cover canceled Aug 14, backstamped Paris with violet flight cachet.
AAMC 10. Muller 35.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 641

China, 1932 (Jul 21-Nov 10), von Gronau Round-the-World Flight, Shanghai - Manila, cover franked with 40¢ postage canceled Shanghai, Sep 24, with special violet Manila flight cachet and typed flight description; backstamped Manila, Sep 27, Fine to Very Fine.
AAMC TO 1168h.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 642

China, 1932 (Jul 21-Nov 10), von Gronau Round-the-World Flight, Shanghai - Manila, a similar cover, this one franked with only 25¢ postage canceled Shanghai, Sep 24, with special violet Manila flight cachet and typed flight description; backstamped Manila, Sep 27, Fine to Very Fine.
AAMC TO 1168h.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 643

China, 1932 (Jul 21-Nov 10), von Gronau Round-the-World Flight, Shanghai - Canton, cover franked with 5¢ postage canceled Shanghai and backstamped Hong Kong and Canton, Sep 26; manuscript notation "Von Gronau - Shai - Canton", Fine to Very Fine.
AAMC TO 1168h.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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