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The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights


FAM Flights
 
 
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Lot 1008

1920-28, FAM 4, 12 covers including #F4-1 (2) & SH580 (2), two with early air etiquettes; appropriate cachets, Very Fine, a difficult group.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1009

1928-30, FAM 5, approximately 250 covers including #F5-4b, F5-5a, F5-21 (2), F5-50a, F5-94, F5-97f, F5-100a, F5-100l, F5-100m (2), a massive holding with signed covers, marvelous frankings, interesting supplemental postal history, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, must be inspected, this is a honey.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid$1,800
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Lot 1010

1929 (Feb) to 1931 (Nov), FAM 5, 6 and 8, 31 covers, cards and ephemera, with strength in Cuba flights, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, worth a look.
AAMC $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1011

1930 (Sept. 15-Oct. 22), Pre-FAM 6 survey & pre-flight covers, four in all, the earliest being a colorful Uruguay cover from the Sept. 15 Rio - Montevidéo - Rio - U.S. flight, with eight-stamp franking and boxed cachet in blue showing Uruguayan and U.S. Great Seals under which reads "Primer Vuelo/Uruguay-Estados Unidos/Via Panair/F.A.M. No 10", with violet boxed "via NYRBA/Correspondencia Aerea" (added later); additionally, two Haitian covers from Port-au-Prince dated Oct. 20, 1930, one to Cayenne, French Guiana, the other to Maranhao, Brazil, both sporting large double-ring "Premier Vol" blue cachets, the cover to Brazil noted in typescript ""Via first flight F.A.M. 10" and signed "Roberts" and by the Haitian Postmaster General; the final cover is dated Oct. 22, 1930, sent Suriname to Brazil (Muller #29), bearing incomplete "Luchtpost/Suriname/Par Avion" barred bridge handstamp in violet; appropriate backstamps each, Very Fine, a lovely group of pre-Pan Am covers, when the skies really were open.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1012

1928-37, FAM 6, roughly 100 covers including F6-14 to 14e, F6-18a, F6-18b & F6-18c, F6-26f & F6-26g and F6-27d; a glorious group covering the entire development of this route, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, must examine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid$1,300
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Lot 1013

1930-37, FAM 6 first flights, includes over 145 covers mounted on pages, with Nov 10 1930 F6-38 Miami to Para, Nov 10 1930 F6-39 Port au Prince to Para, Nov 10 1930 F6-38 Miami to Belem to Para, Nov 11 1930 F6-43 St John's to Para, Nov 12 1930 F6-46 Georgetown to Para, Nov 25 1930 F6-51d San Juan to Bahia, Jan 7 1931 F6-68 Cayenne to Miami, Oct 26 1931 F6-91 Camaguey to Rio Grande do Sui, Feb 6 1932 F6-136 Port au Prince to Maceio, a beautiful collection of this historic FAM, examine will be a pleasant endeavor, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 1014

1930, FAM 6-65 first flights, 13 covers mounted on pages, with F6-65 Dec 30 1930 to Santos, F6-65a Dec 30 1930 to Cayenne, F6-65b Dec 30-1930 to Para, F6-65c Dec 30 1930 to Maranhao, F6-65d Dec 30 1930 to Foraleza, F6-65e Dec 30 1930 to Natal, F6-65f Dec 30 1930 to Bahia, F6-65g Dec 30 1930 to Victoria, F6-65h Dec 30 1930 to Rio, tough to acquire covers, please review, Very Fine.
AAMC $1,290.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1015

1931, FAM 6-108 first flights, 22 covers mounted on pages, with F6-108 Nov 7 1931 to Miami, F6-108a Nov 7 1931 to Montevideo, F6-108b Nov 7 1931 to Rio Grande do Sui, F6-108c Nov 7 1931 to Port Alege, F6-108d Nov 7 1931 to Florianopolis, F6-108e Nov 7 1931 to Santos, F6-108f Nov 7 1931 to Rio de Janeiro, F6-108g Nov 7 1931 to Victoria, F6-108h Nov 7 1931 to Bahia, this series is quite difficult, inspection please, Very Fine.
AAMC $3,300.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1016

1931, FAM 6-107 first flights, 17 covers from Montevideo to various destinations, includes F6-107a to Rio Grande do Sui, F106-107b to Porto Alegre, F6-107c to Florianopolis, F6-107d to Santos, F6-107t to San Juan, fresh and attractive collection, Very Fine.
AAMC $670.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1017

1929-30, FAM 8, approximately 100 AAMS- or Muller-listed covers, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, an excellent lot for the Mexico collector; examine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1018

1929-35, FAM 9 first flights, over 80 covers mounted on pages, includes 1929 May 23 F-5b Panama City to Guayaquil, 1929 May 23 F-6b Colon to Guayaquil, 1929 May 19 F9-10 Esmeraldas to Cristobal, 1929 July 12 F9-25 Miami to Santiago, 1929 July 22 F9-31b Arica to Guayaquil, 1929 Oct 14 F9-44 Guayaquil to Buenos Aires, 1929 Oct 12 F9-47 Buenos Aires to Cristobal, 1929 Oct 12 F9-47c Buenos Aires to Lima, 1929 Oct 12 F9-47e Buenos Aires to Buenaventura, 1929 Nov 29 F9-55a Montevideo to Columbia, with newspaper clippings, advertising picture postcards, a collection with many scarce & valuable covers, easily worth our low estimate, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 1019

1935-78, FAM 14 first flights, over 550 covers mounted in four albums, includes F14-5a Guam to Honolulu, F14-6a Manila to Guam, F14-21 Hawaii to Singapore, F14-23a Manila to Singapore with green cachet, F14-47 Tokyo to Calcutta, F14-56 Calcutta to Guam, F14-65a Seattle to Guam, F14-65Fb Seattle to Guam, F14-66a Portland to Naha, F14-67 Los Angeles to Manila, in addition there are picture postcards, luggage stickers, photos, autographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a large scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings, solid and expansive, just a great collection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid$600
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Lot 1020

1939-73, FAM 18 first flights, over 550 covers mounted in five volumes, includes F18-1 var Vancouver to NY to Marseilles cover, F18-6 Marseilles to NY cover, two covers commemorating start & finish of first clipper flight, autographed photos of Yankee Clipper by Captain Harold Gray who piloted the first trans Atlantic passenger flight, F18-25 Dakar to New York cover, F18-11a Shediac to Botwood cover, cover mailed at departure of clipper from Port Washington, FAM 18var Baltimore to Horta and return cover, with photographs, some signed, many of the New York World's Fair, picture postcards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, $1 bill signed by flight crew of Yankee Clipper Inaugural mail flight, an exciting collection with many scarcer flights and many better frankings, sure to draw aggressive bidding, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 1021

1946-62, FAM 18, Pan American Airways, archival reference collection. The Bill Schneider, Jr., collection, a foremost historical progression of F.A.M 18 from 1946-1962, housed in two large photo scrapbooks, each measuring 23.5" x 19.5", comprising of over 290 pilot signed photos, 235 pilot signed flight covers, 40 pilot signed airline labels, 20 pilot signed various advertising and promotional pieces, also 18 unsigned flight covers plus numerous magazine and newspaper clippings, correspondence to the pilots, timetables, original first flight information slips, polaroid photos taken on location of many of the legs, truly an incomparable collection that would be the foundation for an award winning exhibition of this popular foreign air mail flight, the value is almost incalculable and will require careful viewing to realize its full potential, irreplaceable and incredible source of information and history, would be well-placed in any aero-philatelic museum or archive, generally fine-very fine although there are some issues with mounting of the newspaper and magazine articles and aging, covers and photos are mostly very fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 1022

1940-75, FAM 19 first flights, over 140 covers in two volumes, with airlines Eastern, Pan Am, from countries Fiji, New Caledonia, Ne Zealand, Australia, in addition there are photos, newspaper clippings, picture postcards, menus, correspondence, loads of bonus material, check her out, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1023

1926-90, FAM 22 first flights, Miami to South America to Africa, over 70 covers mounted on pages with baggage labels, photos, photos signed by William M. Masland pilot of the first round the world flight by a commercial aircraft, eighteen photos of his flying boat, correspondence & newspaper clippings, origins include San Juan, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Gambia, Nigeria, Belgian Congo, with six covers with Dec 7 1941 dates, fabulous little lot, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1024

1945-50, FAM 24, American Overseas Airlines, incredible archival collection. The Bill Schneider, Jr., collection, the incredible holding of the historical progression of F.A.M. 24 as operated by American Overseas Airlines subsidiary of American Airlines, housed in a large bulging photo scrapbooks, measuring 23.5" x 19.5", comprising of over 230 pilot signed photos, 125 pilot signed flight covers, 64 pilot signed airline labels (variable quality) includes scarce American Export Airlines, various other pilot signed advertising and promotional pieces, also 19 unsigned flight covers plus numerous magazine and newspaper clippings, correspondence to the pilots, timetables, original first flight information slips, polaroid photos taken on location of many of the legs, rare Swedish AA labels, Inaugural Booklet- pilot signed, Telegram, scarce photographic proofs of the cachets for F24f (2) including Boston-Dusseldorf and F24g(2) including Boston to Cologne, and two crisp uncirculated $1 banknotes series of 1935 blue seal each signed by pilot W.A. Fariss. Truly an incomparable collection that would be the foundation for an award winning exhibition of this popular foreign air mail flight, the value is almost incalculable and will require careful viewing to realize its full potential, irreplaceable and incredible source of information and history, would be well-placed in any aero-philatelic museum or archive, generally fine-very fine although there are some issues with mounting of the newspaper clippings, magazine articles and labels that are showing signs of age stains from mounting, covers and photos are mostly very fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 1025

1946-50, FAM 24 first flights, approximately 75 covers, includes round trip covers F24-12b New York to Oslo, F24-13, F24-12 Copenhagen to New York, F24-30 New York to Reykjavik, F24-36 & F24-36a Philadelphia to Reykjavik round trip, with newspaper clippings, baggage stickers, and picture postcards to enhance this nifty little collection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1026

1946-78, FAM 27 first flights, over 225 covers housed in two albums, with F27-23 Lisbon to Madrid, F27-24 Lisbon to New York, F27-30 Washington to Dhahran, F27-31 Philadelphia to Dhahran, F28-33 Boston to Dhahran, with many better flights & frankings, the depth & breadth of this collection will amaze most, please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 1027

1946-66, FAM 28 first flights, approximately 120 covers in a binder, includes Seoul to USA A AMC 20 Aug 8 1947, Minneapolis to Seoul AAMC 22F August 16 1947, with picture postcards, luggage stickers, newspaper clippings, photos, ticket stubs, and correspondence, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1028

1948-78, FAM 34 first flights, over 50 covers mounted on pages, includes 1948 Jun 18 F34-1 Houston to Lima, 1948 Jun 7 F34-5, 1957 May 16 F34-36 Bogota to New York, with luggage stickers, picture postcards, photos, correspondence, well worth a close inspection, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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