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The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights


Lindberghiana
 
 
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Lot 1029

1928-31, miscellaneous flights, 16 covers comprising AAMS Lindbergh #34 (2), 35, 46 (3, each with inverted C2a), 80//99 (5), 218 (2), Very Fine to Extremely Fine, examine to appreciate, a scarce lot of interesting covers.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1030

1926 (Apr.-Aug.), C.A.M 2 Inauguration and Extension, five covers and postcards, some signed by Gurney (7), one by Love and one by Don Hall, properly cacheted with newspaper clippings, etc., Very Fine to Extremely Fine, inspect.
AAMC $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1031

1926 (Dec. 21)-1927 (May 2), Pan-American Goodwill Flight, Round-Trip, if you like color, cancels and mapping routes, this is your cover; opened for display; stamps and cancels from each country visited along the route; note magenta "Night Air Mail" and "Forwarded by train from/Chicago, Ill, account of/delay to mail train" handstamps on front, with interior showing Bolling Field, Washington, DC, arrival cachet, "First Pan American Flight" cachet in blue, and manuscript certification that the letter was flown from the U.S., through Central and South America, and home again, signed by the eight crew who survived the trip; addressed to Maj. H.A. Dargue, leader of the flight, Very Fine, includes contemporary newspaper clipping, invitation card to Bolling Field to welcome the fliers, and a letter from the American Legation in Guatemala carried on the flight.
AAMC SH568a.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$400
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Lot 1032

1927-80, Lindbergh ephemera, several hundred pieces, including press releases, photos, cards, a few tickets, etc., from every aspect of his career, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a must for the serious collector.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 1033

1927-97, Lindbergh event and commemoration covers, 65 covers and cards with photos and ephemera, including several items concerning the relationship between Lindbergh and U.S. Ambassador to France Herricks, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a goldmine for the Lindbergh collector, must examine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1034

1927-28, Lindbergh associates, 1927 card signed by I.O. Biffle, Lindbergh's avation instructor, plus check and photo signed by Philip R. Love and eight cards and a letter signed by Bud Gurney, 12 items in all, all with relevant ephemera, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, difficult to assemble today.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1035

1927 (June), Lindbergh's return from Paris aboard the U.S.S. Memphis, six covers plus newspaper clippings, photos and brochure, for Lindbergh's return from Paris, three addressed to him, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
AAMC $200+.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1036

1927 (Jun 18), C10 First Day Covers (Scott C10), ten in all, including the scarce Chicago Air Mail Field, plus five covers used June 20-22, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, difficult group.
AAMC $390.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1037

1927 (Jul-Oct), American Good Will Tour, 31 covers and cards with ephemera and photos, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, difficult to duplicate.
AAMC $855.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1038

1928, Lindbergh P.O.s and miscellany, Lindbergh P.O.s (4), plus 30 listed miscellaneous covers, cards and ephemera, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, interesting group.
AAMC $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1039

1928 (Jan-Feb), Latin American Good Will Tour, 17 covers and cards with some ephemera, including the scarce AAMC #197 and 1931 Northern Route Survey (seven covers), Very Fine to Extremely Fine, examine.
AAMC $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1040

1928 (Feb), C.A.M. 2, 26 covers (plus thee later flights), two signed Gurney; covers (two to Germany), cards and ephemera, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, inspect.
AAMC $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1041

1931, Lindbergh related collection, 19 covers mounted on pages, with 1931 Nov 26 clipper flight Cienfueges to Miami with Cuba Lindbergh over printed stamp, 1931 Nov 25 cover Cristobal to Miami, 1931 Nov 23 cover Kingston to Barranquilla, 1931 Nov 20 cover Miami to Cienfuegos, 1931 Nov 19 Cover Miami to Kingston, with several newspaper articles, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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