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The Arthur H. Groten, M.D. Collection




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Lot 1
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Africa, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, an interesting lot comprising approximately 140 labels plus 25 covers; labels include two Mair six-star ratings and 13 five-stars, and come from Belgian Congo, Egypt, and Sudan, plus ten multiples including a full booklet of Ethiopia #A6 and two sheets of eight of Italian Colonies #C1 (1933 Mogadiscio-Rome flight), one printed in two tête-bêche panes of four in pink, the other two panes printed one on each side in blue (a possible proof?); covers include a six-star and three five-star items, with Congo #A1 to Switzerland, a first day cover of Egypt Scott #C1 to Iraq, a 1929 Ethiopia cover bearing #A1, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, uncommon material; inspect.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2

Asia, Airmail Etiquettes, continental collection, on- and off-cover, comprising approximately 100 labels and 29 covers; labels (four Mair six-star rarity, 41 five-star) and 11 multiples come from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Macao (including #A1 strip of six (five-star)), Philippines, Portuguese India (five various strips of five, each five-star rated), Saudi Arabia (#A2 in four blocks and a full pane of 12, each with a six-star error), and Thailand; of the covers, three are six-star and 10 five-star rated, with notable items including 1940 China to Netherlands with rare unlisted large flimsy Air label; 1927 Iran to Syria via Baghdad with rare purple boxes handstamp; a very early 1922 Registered cover sent Iraq to Britain franked 13a (9a postage plus 4a Registration); 1925 cover Iraq to the US which missed the flight and was sent Overland instead (both labels present); 1929 Japan #B1 (five-star) Airmail postcard with airline ad, and a very rare 1937 "via/Philippines Clipper" label, Fine to Very Fine with much better, an extraordinary collection of seldom-offered material; inspect.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3
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Balkan States, Airmail Etiquettes, on- and off-cover, Albania seven labels (one five-star) plus full pane of 28 #A1a, and a cover; Bulgaria 24 labels, all but three five-star, including tête-bêche and errors, plus eight covers, three five-star, some lovely frankings; Yugoslavia 45 labels (one six-star (#A1), seven five-star) plus full pane of 24 along with 15 covers (two six-star, five five-star), including Poste Restante in Austria, rare three-service (Registered Air Express) and rare 1928 Air Squadron 80 Air Meet, Fine to Very Fine with better, seldom seen; inspect.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 4
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Baltic States, Airmail Etiquettes, compilation, on- and off-cover, Estonia with eight labels (one six-star) and complete panes of ten tête-bêche pairs of #A2a (four-star, but rare thus), plus two covers, one 1936 Censored; Latvia 14 labels (one five-star) and four covers, one of which five-star, one to Palestine with postage due; Lithuania 26 labels (one five-star) including imprint block of eight #A2, plus five covers, one a six-star with Memel #N90 pair ($600 on cover) Registered to New York, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, tough material; inspect.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 5
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Belgium & Luxembourg, Airmail Etiquettes, on- and off-cover, Belgium approximately 50 labels (six five-star) including three imprint blocks, plus six covers (one five-star), including a First Flight Cover night flight to London with Sabena label #B1a, one Registered to Switzerland with Belgian and Austrian labels, etc.; Luxembourg about 25 labels (one five-star) plus two special flight covers for 1933 Philatelic Exposition, Diekirch to Brussels, etc., Fine to Very Fine with better.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 6
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British Africa, Airmail Etiquettes, beguiling collection, on- and off-cover, comprising approximately 135 labels and 28 covers; etiquettes include several multiples, such as a KUT irregular block of 11 (Mair six-star rating), a full sheet of eight tête-bêche pairs from Mauritius, full sheets of ten of Zanzibar #A1 and A2 (five-stars each), and two full sheets of 60 South Africa #A5a; covers (eight of which rate five stars) include a Royal Tour with ship cancel, a South West Africa cover to Germany, Tanganyika (three five-stars) and Zanzibar (two five-stars), with several hotel or advertising covers, Fine to Very Fine or better, interesting group; inspect.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 7
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British Asia, Airmail Etiquettes, solid compilation, on- and off-cover, each item on either #102 card or variously sleeved; the collection comprises approximately 60 labels (seven with Mair five-star rarity factor) plus three panes of ten of Borneo #A1 along with two Palestine Airmail etiquette booklets (one complete, one exploded); countries represented are British North Borneo, Brunei, Burma, Hong Kong, Palestine, Sarawak and Sri Lanka; in addition to the labels are 15 covers (two five-star rated), including one from North Borneo franked by single 50¢ Coat-of-Arms (#153) with black boxed "Via Imperial" handstamp, two Palestine advertising covers, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, nice material not often found.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 8
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British Europe, Airmail Etiquettes, interesting group, on- and off-cover, including Cyprus (42, including two panes of 16 (Mair #A1a and A1b), all but two tête-bêche pairs rated five stars); Gibraltar (six, five-star); Ireland (40, including three five-star items and an irregular block of 14 #A1 (five-star), a full sheet of 84 #A4, plus four covers, of which two are censored, one a First Flight); and a group of 21 of the rare Malta green cross label for special Air service during the Siege of Malta, along with an even rarer usage on cover, Fine to Very Fine or better, a useful lot of these difficult issues.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 9
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British & French Pacific, Airmail Etiquettes, burgeoning collection, on- and off-cover, with over 300 etiquettes and approximately 50 covers; Australia dominates, with etiquettes (approximately 200, including four Mair six-star items and 22 five-star) including six rare Qantas booklets (#B4a (six-star), B10, B12, B13 and B22 (all five-star), two panes each #B9 (five-star) and B10, seven different Qantas post-war Mornington Island Parachute Mail labels (all six-star) and three 1933 Pigeon Post items (two flimsies and a cover); of the roughly 40 Australian covers, nine are six-star (including one with three different six-star labels) and ten are five-star, with a number of First Flight Covers plus a 1932 incoming cover from the US forwarded with 3d Scott #C1; in addition, we have about 100 New Zealand labels (six five-star) and three covers; two Papua covers; seven labels from French Oceania (six-star on cover, plus six five-star); and a five-star New Caledonia label and three five-star covers, Fine to Very Fine or better, inspection invited, the French grouping is rarer than Mair suggests.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 10
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British West Indies, Airmail Etiquettes, enticing collection, on- and off-cover, individual items on #102 cards, covers all sleeved; holding comprises approximately 65 single labels (three of which Mair five-star rated), as well as two strips of five Antigua #A1a and a pane of eight from each St. Kitts & St. Vincent, both with two tête-bêche pairs centrally (all five-star), plus 24 covers, eight of which rate five stars, including several Censored covers and one to Argentina; fresh throughout, Fine to Very Fine with much better, inspection invited.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 11
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Canada, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, comprising roughly 50 labels (one a Mair six-star rarity, 12 five-star), two complete booklets of Mair #C15-20, and some relatively scarce airline-issued labels, plus 16 covers (six of which are five-star), with three First Flight Covers and a lovely Airmail Special Delivery franked by Scott #C6 and E7, Fine to Very Fine or better, inspection warranted.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 12
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Central America, Airmail Etiquettes, lovely collection, on- and off-cover, 50 labels from all countries in the region, including six Mair six-star and 18 five-star rarities, plus 45 covers (22 of which are five-star); \highlights include Guadeloupe #A1 and Martinique #A1 (both five-star); Guatemala #C10 (five-star) on Delivery Receipt ("Aviso de Recepcion"), and Mexico with two different five-star etiquettes; some lovely, multicolor frankings, advertising covers, a few First Flight Covers, one to Switzerland, and a cover from the Canal Zone to the US forwarded with a US 5¢ Globe placed over Canal Zone adhesives and returned to sender, and more, Fine to Very Fine with much better, worth review.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 13

Europe, Airmail Etiquettes, huge lot, 1941 onward, several 1000, some mild duplication, unexamined for varieties, all countries are present, with sheets, blocks, etc., many scarce items, an ideal start for a major collection, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 14
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Europe (Central), Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, Austria features 14 labels (one six-star, three five-star for rocket mail) plus five multiples, one an imprint block of eight, plus three covers (one five-star) including Registered to Switzerland, one with boxed directional handstamps, etc.; Czechoslovakia 30 labels (seven six-star, one five-star) plus seven multiples, including full sheet of 24 of #A7 (five-star), plus 16 covers (five six-star, three five-star) including to Argentina and Ecuador; Hungary 70 labels (50 five-star, mostly exposition-related flights) plus full sheets of 60 of #A2 and A4 and blocks of four of #C8, the Szeged-Budapest flight, plus 12 covers (seven five-star from Expositions) including a postcard to Japan and a 1940 cover to the US released by the British in 1946, Fine to Very Fine or better, inspect.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 15
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Europe (Eastern), Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-paper, Slavically speaking, this is the LOT; Poland includes about 40 labels (three five-star), a block of 15 #A4, strip of six #B2, plus seven covers including one from North Korea, a Polish Forces in Great Britain (#115) to US, an uprated postal card to Palestine (taxe perçue) with private label, etc.; Romania has 20 labels (six five-star, one on postal receipt) and 14 covers (six five-star) including a very early 1925, several Registered, a nice uprated postal card to Germany, and one Censored cover; Russia provides about 80 labels (two six-star, 35 five-star) with several five-star blocks of four plus a full sheet of 50 #A25a, along with 13 covers (three each six- and five-star) including two rare triple-service Air Registered Express, five Registered, and some nice handstamps, Fine to Very Fine or better.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 16
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France, Airmail Etiquettes, extensive collection, on- and off-cover, approximately 275 labels (eight six-star, many many five-star) and 46 booklets, plus 96 covers; etiquettes include uncut Air France booklet, various Air France (28), Air Union (3), and CIDNA (4), with lovely graphic covers, plus full sheet of 60 #A3d and 40 multiples/oversized items including full sheets of #B20, B21, an imprint pane of 21 #B59 and complete airgram with pane of ten #B30c attached (unusual); covers include world's first etiquette used during 1920 (#A1 (5, six-star)), Catapult #A3; Indian handstamp "carried by launch" with added label "Acheminement" (2); a reply envelope to the US, plus 28 from French Colonies (e.g., Guadeloupe (3), French Equatorial Africa(3), Senegal (1), Togo(1)), many used from outside France, Fine to Very Fine or better, the remarkable and scarce stamps used on many of these cover reward careful perusal; this group cries out for further expansion.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 17
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French Colonies: French Africa, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, comprising 35 labels (four six-star, eight five-star by Mair) and 43 covers (two six-star and six five-star); etiquettes from Algeria, Cameroon, French Guinea, French Somalia, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Morocco (including a pane of ten Mair #C14), Senegal, Tunisia and Upper Volta; among the covers we note French Guinea franked by Scott #73, 88, 95 or 102 (all quite rare on cover); French Somalia bearing #A2 (six-star) for the Goulette-Salel flight to France; Ivory Coast #A1 (six-star); Madagascar #A1 tête-bêche pair (five-star) on First Flight Cover, a First Flight Cover crash cover bearing #A2 (five-star), two Morocco military covers (Airmail rate paid), etc., Fine to Very Fine with much better, well worth the time to review.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 18
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French Colonies: French Indochina, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, comprising seven labels (three of which Mair five-star rating) and seven covers (three five-star); among the covers are a 1931 commercial Air France First Flight Cover; 1932 "Chambre des Députés" corner card cover to the Indochina Commissioner General at the (1933) Paris Colonial Exposition, with interesting round red "Controle Avion" handstamp; a lovely Air Orient envelope; a fascinating cover with Mair #A2b (five-star) to France with rare "Service Accéléré" label (indicating expedited service in-country) and red boxed "Parmalle Aerienne/Hollandaise" handstamp; for the stamp-on-cover enthusiast, we note several covers bearing Scott #134, 135 and 136, Fine to Very Fine or better, interesting and pretty material.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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French Colonies: Syria and Lebanon, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, all from the Mandatory period, Lebanon with 15 labels and 15 covers, Syria 12 labels and eight covers; note a First Flight Cover, a first day cover for Lebanon #C57-C64, a bicycle ad, a pair of covers sent the same day by different routes (one via Marseille, the other via Naples, with the British Naples route cover arriving two days earlier), etc.; nice, colorful array of frankings, Fine to Very Fine or better, worth review.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 20
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German Area, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, includes Germany with approximately 175 labels (13 six-star, 80 five-star) plus numerous multiples of five-star items, including full panes of #B1a, B1b, B2 and B5; many Zeppelin-, Catapult- or Rocket-related, plus 41 covers (two six-star, 14 five-star) including First Flight Covers and Zeppelins, one a Hindenburg First Flight signed by Eckener; Danzig #A1 block and two #A4 (all five-star) plus #A2 on 1923 Registered cover to Frankfurt; Memel #A1 (2, six-star) plus on rare three-service Registered Express cover to Stuttgart (franked Memel #C8-C10 & C17); Saar #A2 (3, with tête-bêche pair) plus two covers, one with #A1, the other #A2 (five-star) First Flight Cover Saar to Cologne, Fine to Very Fine or better, much of interest; inspect.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 21
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Great Britain, Airmail Etiquettes, a substantial holding, on- and off-cover, the consignor estimates there are approximately 1500 (or more) items here, and we tend to agree; divided into three specialized groupings of each of the main groups of British government labels: 1920-27 period (Mair #A1-A3), 1927-34 (#A4-A9), and 1934 onward (from #A10), plus Imperial Airways etiquettes (#B1-B12) and special labels for the Strand Palace Hotel, the 1923 Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, etc.; numerous five-star and several six-star rarity factor items, with broad range of covers showing various labels' usages; clean and fresh throughout, Fine to Very Fine or better, a remarkable—and valuable—group ideal for further expansion and exhibition; full description available online.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 22
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Greece and Turkey, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, Greece comprising 28 labels, including #A1 imperforate between (Mair six-star rated) plus 10 five-star items, plus 13 covers (six of which five-star), three with official promotional label, one #B4 on newspaper banner (proper usage), two Censored, along with a small but nice group of Société Héllenique de Communications Aérienne etiquettes on- and off-cover; Turkey features 16 labels (one six-star) including a block of ten from booklet of #A4a, plus four covers (two six-star), one Poste Restante to Trieste, Fine to Very Fine with better, pretty and uncommon material; view.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 23
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India, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, over 30 labels plus nine covers; labels include two Mair rarity six-star ratings, along with several multiples, including full panes of six of #A1a and A1b (all five-star) and a full sheet of 40 with five tête-bêche pairs; covers (two of which are five-star) include four pre-1930, each with handstamp, pre-printed endorsement or manuscript notation specifying the Basra-Cairo route; a 1933 commercial First Flight Cover from Calcutta to Singapore and thence to Britain; Censored cover to Spain; a US Business Reply Envelope, and a Stephen Smith 1933 First Flight Cover with new etiquettes identified as watermarked and unwatermarked, Fine to Very Fine or better, an interesting group.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 24
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India, Airmail Etiquettes, ca. 1932-34, group of 21 Stephen H. Smith special labels, each with a Mair Catalogue of Airmail Labels six-star rarity rating, with many signed; includes Hiltz Elephant (2), first Indian flight "Conveying a Cargo of Fish", "A Massage [sic!!] from H.E. the Viceroy By Homing Pigeon" (2), "The Houston-Mt. Everest Expedition", several "Carried by" labels from the Calcutta-to-Rangoon Air Race (including an unusual tête-bêche pair for "My Hildegarde"), plus two Earthquake Relief labels, one for Pilot K.D. Knocker's flight, the other for C.D. Barnard's; also featured is a flown cover bearing the Barnard label, tied by blue straightline "The Flying Circus" handstamp, with second strike on reverse, Very Fine, a nice group of these fascinating labels.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 25
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Italy, San Marino and Vatican, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, with Italy, unsurprisingly, dominant; approximately 65 labels (two Mair six-star rated, 20 five-star), including Nobile (normal, inverted center and imperforate), two "Ala Littoria" (#B17) booklets, a full pane of 12 with one row imperforate; full uncut sheet of AEI (#B4) meant for five panes of ten, the two top rows imperforate, the bottom pane with margin instruction tabs imperforate (a very rare showpiece); two panes of 20 with tabs and two panes of ten as issued of #B14, etc., plus 33 covers (three six-star, one five-star), with Registered from Egna to Argentina; cover franked Scott #C57 and pair of #C58, a postal card uprated with #C63; four covers from Rhodes, four LATI covers, one from Somalia to Saudi Arabia with label #A12, many with nice handstamps, several Censored; San Marino offers Mair #C1 (two singles, pane of ten stapled at top, and full book of ten panes stapled at bottom—most unusual, and evidence of two booklet formats); Vatican City confers #A1a (single and pane of ten unwatermarked), A1b (single and eight panes of ten watermarked)—each rarely seen, Fine to Very Fine with much better, inspect.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 26
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Malay States & Straits Settlements, Airmail Etiquettes, on- and off-cover, lovely compilation of 35 labels (16 of which five-star rarity rating) from Federated Malay States, Johore, Kedah (including Mair #A1, A2b and A2c), Kelantan and Straits Settlements (including booklet plus three strips of five); 23 covers hail from Federated Malay States (4, 3 five-star), Johore (3, five-star each), Kedah (3, 2 five-star) and Straits Settlements (13, 1 five-star); various markings and backstamps, a few Censored, Fine to Very Fine or better, Johore and Kedah covers are very difficult.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Netherlands, Airmail Etiquettes, nice collection, on- and off-cover, comprising approximately 65 labels (one five-star), 19 booklets, and full pane of 36 of #B9, plus 27 covers (one five-star) including one Registered to Iraq, one forwarded France to Switzerland, an Amsterdam Pneumatic Mail cover to the US, a Registered to Uruguay, a postage due cover from Palestine, a cover from Straits Settlements, plus a two-ocean cover to Great Britain for first, Transatlantic flight, thence Transpacific franked by US Transpacific stamps, via Thailand and forwarded back to Great Britain with Thai stamps—a fascinating cover, Fine to Very Fine or better, well worth the time to view.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 28
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Netherlands East Indies, Airmail Etiquettes, colorful collection, on- and off-cover, comprising approximately 60 bilingual labels (including one booklet) in various typefaces and settings, plus an interesting group of nine covers, including a 1934 commercial First Flight Cover "Per K.N.I.L.M. to Singapore/& thence per FIRST MACHINE/from AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND/16.12.34" and "per Imperial Airways" endorsements; Mair #A5b on cover to Monaco (!); 1934 #B2 from booklet with ad label "Per/Postjager/5 Jan. 1934" and special triangular Air stamp promoting the flight; 1940 unlisted red label "By Transpacific air route/via Hong Kong and/onward air transmission", cover censored in Medan; a remarkable oversized envelope (folded) to South Africa containing tea samples with two special reduced-rate labels and previously unseen purple boxed "From Cairo/by British Airmail" handstamp, properly rated 40c per 5gr x 19 + 3c concessionary tea rate x 2, for total of 7.66G, Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely group of unusual covers and labels.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 29
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Portuguese Africa, Airmail Etiquettes, uncommon collection, on- and off-cover, sprightly holding comprising 21 labels and 22 covers; of the labels (one Mair six-star rated, six five-star), we note Angola (2), Mozambique and Mozambique Company; covers (two six-star, 11 five-star) include Mozambique #A1 (2), two to Macao, one to Funchal, Belgian Congo (censored on arrival), Germany (3), with several Registered; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine or better, material not often offered; worth a look.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 30
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Scandinavia, Airmail Etiquettes, sizable collection, on- and off-cover, includes Denmark with 15 labels (one five-star) with four panes of 12 and a strip of three, plus ten covers (three five-star), several with First Issue Airmail adhesives franking, one with three different country labels, plus a small powerful group of early Danish Airmail stamps; Finland provides 14 labels, five panes (#A2-5, A7, A4-4 are split) and eight covers including a glorious Benedictine ad, a cover to a Dutch Rabbi, one Censored; Iceland seven labels (one five-star) plus full pane of four of #A2 (five-star), a block of 15 #A4b, plus one cover; Norway 23 labels (five five-star, #A1 including tête-bêche pair) and full panes of 20 of #A6, A7b (6), A8 (7), plus 13 covers (two five-star, one with Renault ad), four franked Scott #C1 (one to Brazil) two franked #C1a, two uprated postal cards; Sweden with 34 labels (three five-star), a pair of Graf Zeppelin in pink plus imperforate pair in unlisted color (perhaps a proof) plus five strips of five (one for Graf Zeppelin), two strips of four different labels for use on Zeppelin mail (scarcer than Mair's four-star listing), plus 11 covers (two five-star) including a 1924 First Flight Cover Sweden to Finland, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, inspection invited.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 31
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South America, Airmail Etiquettes, extensive holding, on- and off-cover, approximately 150 labels from the various flight companies, eight of which rate six Mair stars, 61 five stars, with booklets of Argentina Panagra #B5; Brazil Condor #B6, B7a and B7b; a corner block of four of Condor #B3, a block of 16 Condor-Zeppelin #B8, a full pane of Aerovia Minas Gerais #B28 (all the above five-star), and full sheets of Bolivia #A1 and Colombia #A1 (2), B2a, B14 (2, five-star) and B17 (five-star); of the roughly 80 covers (six six-star and 42 five-star), we see Bolivia #B1 (six-star); Brazil #B4 on Zeppelin First Flight Cover to the US, franked by Scott Germany #C37, #B13 on NYRBA cover, #B16 PAA, #B17 VASP (plus seven covers with VASP Express labels); Colombia with a wide range of SCADTA covers, most five-star (four with Consular stamps), one additionally franked by Scott Canal Zone #C5 for service through the area, one insufficiently prepaid with two five-star labels, #B17 on LZ129 May 1936 flight (Si. 408B) from Liechtenstein bearing Scott #C16; a single-franked France #252 with label #B16a; Ecuador #A1 (2, six-star), etc., etc.; a bonus are the usual wonderful South American frankings and some unusual handstamps, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a must-view.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 32
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Spain & Portugal, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, comprising items from Andorra, Portugal and Spain; Andorra represented by a single Mair six-star label, #A1; Portugal presents ten labels plus three covers, one to Germany censored; Spain supplies 29 labels (seven five-star, including a pane of five "Por Zeppelin", #C2) and 12 covers, one six-star franked Scott Spain #C3a, one five-star, and six Censored covers (five domestic), Fine to Very Fine or better, clean lot; inspect.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 33
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Switzerland, Airmail Etiquettes, sweet compilation, on- and off-cover, comprising roughly 70 labels (nine of which Mair five-star rated), four booklets, full strips of ten of #A2a, A2b and A2c (all five-star), strips of five and 20 other full strips (this format is uncommon); plus 21 covers, including #A1 (six-star) franked by Scott #B29-B32 and C12; #A2x (five-star) on Liechtenstein #57, 66 & 67-franked sole recorded Registered cover to Iraq; #A5 on Swiss Airmail-franked cover to Iraq; #A11 (two, one franked Liechtenstein #C2, one Swiss #C3, C5 & C16; covers to Argentina and Morocco, etc., Fine to Very Fine with better, neat collection; inspect.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 34
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United States and Possessions, Airmail Etiquettes, outstanding compilation, 1920s onward, approximately 600 labels in total, including six six-star and 65 five-star rarity items (per Günter Mair's Catalogue of Airmail Labels), plus an Amundsen sheet of nine in brown (five-star), a plate block of six of a private Lindbergh stamp (six-star), and a sheet of four Akron labels (six-star), along with more than 30 booklets, including a number from Pan-Am; in addition to the individual labels, there are about 240 covers (12 six-star, 43 five-star), highlights of which include one to Japan, returned to sender with flimsy and forwarded in the US; one to Brazil forwarded to Argentina; one to Guatemala, also returned to sender; one to Portuguese Africa; two 1929 Irish covers, two Akron covers, Zeppelin and Zeppelin shuttle covers, etc., etc., showing various interesting handstamps, advertising, usages from elsewhere, etc., Fine to Very Fine with much better, well worth the time for a careful review.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 35
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United States, Airmail Etiquettes, "special topics" on- and off-cover, nine topical groups, with the vast majority of items from the US, worthy of separate treatment; these comprise Airlines (with planes or rates), Charities, Company Promotional, Errors, Events, Hotels, Humorous, Personal, and those indicating who printed them; a total of approximately 190 labels, 60 covers and 12 booklets; no great rarities, but ideal for further expansion, Fine to Very Fine or better, a fun lot; inspect.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 36

Worldwide, Airmail Etiquettes, collection of covers, 1941 onward, approximately 300 airmail covers, all collected for the air etiquettes applied, a wide range of countries, frankings, etc., the demand for this type of cover is increasing, many scarce labels, must be seen.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 37
BK
Worldwide, Airmail Etiquettes, collection of booklets, 1941 onward, 63 booklets of various sizes, all are different, 22 are U.S., these are very difficult to find, especially in the condition present in this group, inspect, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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