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Airmail Postal History
 
 
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Lot 11150

1919 (Aug. 25), First International Air Service, New York - Toronto, A.C. Roessler "Winged Letters" envelope addressed to London, England, with manuscript "By Plane To Toronto" notation; postmarked "New York/August 25/11 AM/1919/N.Y.", with red and blue "Via Airplane" label on front; backstamped "Toronto/Aug 26/8 PM/1919/Ont." slogan cancel with Brixton SW2 roller cancel over, slight soiling top center of front, Roessler cachet faded, still F.-V.F.
AAMC Souv 533.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $50.
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Lot 11151

1920-32, air days & air shows, 17 covers (6 with labels) + 9 labels & 2 brochures, very interesting & useful lot, examine, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $100.
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Lot 11152

1929-30, air tours, 5 covers + 1930 New England Air Tour, 5 covers, 2 labels + B4 blue label + black label proof (not seen by us), most unusual group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Realized $80.
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Lot 11153

1924-41, air races, 43 covers (6 with labels) + 34 air race labels (11 large), very colorful, most interesting cachets & handstamps, must be seen, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $600
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Realized $300.
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Lot 11154

1925-35, Trans-oceanic Record Flights, 7 covers, AAMS TO 504, 505, 1131, 1139A (2), 1205 & 1230, CV $350 (1990), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Realized $90.
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Lot 11155

1926-57, first flight and air mail cover collection, 26 first flight covers, includes Key West to Havana, Canal Zone to Venezuela FAM 5, Canal Zone to Curacao DWI, San Juan to Paramaribo, San Juan to Miami FAM 6, Canal Zone to Chile FAM 9, San Francisco to Hong Kong FAM 14, and many more, a useful grouping for your perusal, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $120.
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Lot 11156

1926 (Dec 1), C.A.M. route card advertisement from P.O. Department in Springfield, IL, 9-1/8 x 4-inch POD Penalty Card cancelled Dec. 1 with "Air Mail/[plane]/Saves Time" slogan c.d.s.; front shows woodcut bust of Lincoln and "The Air Mail/Saves Time Saves Money/Use It" exhortation; reverse shows map of the U.S. and the 15 Contract Air Mail routes in operation along with proposed routes; complete with counterfoil offering a copy of the Gettysburg Address delivered by Airmail for 10¢ enclosed postage; a couple minor corner creases, still Very Fine, a fun little piece.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $50.
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Lot 11157

1928-30, American Railway Express flights, 3 covers, May 1, 1928, FF Air Express Chicago-St. Louis, Sep 14, 1929 Jackson MI. & Mar 1, 1930 FF Varney Air Lines Air Express Boise to Pasco, very rarely seen, perfect for the seeker of unusual material, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $100.
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Lot 11158

1928 (May 15), Speed Test Flights, Chicago South and West, seven covers from Chicago to Dallas, Austin, Denver, Elko (NV), Las Vegas, Vancouver and Boise; each on large Post Office Department, Second Assistant Postmaster General, penalty envelope endorsed B.F. Myers, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11159

1928 (May 15), Speed-Test Flights from Chicago, six covers in all; from Chicago to Atlanta, Birmingham, Hartford, Milwaukee, Youngstown and Peoria; each on Post Office Department, Second Assistant Postmaster General penalty envelopes typed "SEND VIA AIR MAIL/By authority of/Superintendent/Contract Air Mail Service/Per" and signed B.F. Myers; Atlanta cover noted "Via C.A.M. 17 & C.A.M. 19" and Birmingham "Via C.A.M. 17, 19 & 23"; arrival/receiving markings on reverse, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11160

1928 (Nov 25), West Lebanon, Ohio, ephemera, consisting of two pieces of each of the orange and black fabric, plus a piece of the fur lining of the coat of pilot Tildon Johnson who was killed, with notarized affidavit of authenticity, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, rare mementos, only four covers reported.
AAMC 281125.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11161
1929, registered mail return receipts for covers sent to Dr. Hugo Eckener, both for covers sent from Ravenna, Ohio, the first, to be carried on the return flight to Friedrichshafen on Aug 7, was picked up and signed for by Eckener Aug 5 upon his arrival at Lakehurst; the second, which was to be carried on the World Flight from Los Angeles, was picked and signed for by Eckener's postal agent on Aug 23 in Los Angeles. Very Fine and most unusual.
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $120.
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Lot 11162

1929-36, aviation postal history collection, over 500 aviation show covers, aviation conferences, air races, AM 20 covers, air derbys, a meaty lot that will please the winning bidder, check her out!! F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $600
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Realized $300.
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Lot 11163

1930, cover signed by Herbert Arthur "Bert" Dargue, airmail cover with 5¢ (C12) not postmarked, with bold strong signature of the Major General, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80


He was a career officer in the United States Army, reaching the rank of major general in the Army Air Forces. He was a pioneer military aviator and one of the first ten recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Realized $40.
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Lot 11164

1930-35, various glider flights, 7 items, AAMS G1 (2), G3, G11, G15 var. (unl.), G21 Cuba to U.S. with rare USPO promotional slip indicating 148 covers were flown (+ damaged return flight not counted) & G25, interesting group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11165

1932 (Mar 31), Bedford, Ohio, one known, one piece of orange and one piece of grey fabric from the wreck, plus notarized note of attestation, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, rare mementos.
AAMC 320331.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $50.
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Lot 11166

1932 (Jun 2), Fresno, Calif., AAMS 32.10, badly charred remains forwarded to Los Angeles in USPO Penalty ambulance cover with explanatory note, Fine, rare thus.
AAMC 320602.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11167

1934, New York to Warsaw Poland Flight autographed, 2¢ (634) tied by 1934 Jun 27 New York machine cancel on cacheted flight cover addressed to Warsaw Poland, with Poland C4, 600 covers carried, signed by the Adamowicz brothers, Very Fine.
AAMC F-1211.
Suggested Bid $160


While not the first flight to Warsaw, they were the first amateurs to accomplish this feat
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Realized $80.
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Lot 11168

1938 (May 25), Cleveland, Ohio ephemera, cover plus large piece of silver fabric and burnt piece of mailbag with letter of attestation, Very Fine, unusual.
AAMC 380524.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11169

1938 (Nov 29), Point Reyes, Calif., AAMS 38.7; franked by pair of 3¢ Washington coils, cachet "Damage due to air mail/interruption near/Point Reyes, Cal/Nov 29. 1938"; press photo of pilot accompanies, Very Fine.
AAMC 381129.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $60.
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Lot 11170

1939, FAM 18 New York to Hong Kong & Return, Hong Kong $2 (164), 30¢ (161) & 50¢ (162) tied to legal sized first flight cover, additionally franked with U.S. 1¢ (804) and pair 30¢ (C24) tied by New York cds, appropriate back stamps; left C24 with scuff, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $100.
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Lot 11171

1940 (Feb. 1), Norfolk, VA - San Diego, CA, via Seaplane, airmail cover with corner card "Trans-Continental Seaplane Flight/U.S. Navy - XPBS - One/Norfolk, VA to San Diego, Calif", cancelled "Norfolk VA/Feb/1/1940/A.M./Naval Air Station"; reverse bears Feb. 28 Pensacola, FL, "U.S. Naval Air Sta." transit and Mar. 1 San Diego "U.S. Naval Air/Station" receiver along with Mar. 2 Lompoc, Calif. receiver; two-line handstamp "West Coast Airmail Society/San Francisco, Calif." oversigned in pen "JSJ"; light (rubber band?) stain front center, still Very Fine.
AAMC TO 1341.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11172

c. 1945, Rudolph W. (Shorty) Schroeder, pair of covers, one from Schroeder to Brooklyn, NY, listing his aviation CV, the second a commemorative cachet cover for the 25th anniversary of Schroeder's "epic flight into the stratosphere" in 1920; both covers signed by Schroeder; includes an Oct. 26, 1950, letter from Schroeder to Bill Schneider, both covers Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80


Schroder set several U.S. and world altitude records, climbing to 38,180 feet in 1920, and was "Commercial Air Mail Pilot License #1". He went on to work for United Airlines as Vice-President for Safety.

Realized $40.
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Lot 11173

1946, Pan Am Air Mail Test dual frankings, two covers with US and foreign stamps, US cancelled on Nov 1 1946 in Detroit, foreign stamps include Suriname and Curacao, with various receivers on reverse, these covers were allowed only on Nov 1 in acknowledgment of the new 10¢ air mail rate, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 11174

1947 (Aug 9-Dec 10), First Round-the-World Flight by Single Engine Planes, four covers serviced by prominent airmail collector, Bill Schneider, Jr.; one canceled Oklahoma City (Dec 5), two Washington D.C. (Dec 6) and one Hackensack N.J. (Dec 10), Very Fine.
AAMC TO 1397.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11175
Delta Airlines postcards and ephemera. Choice lot of Delta paper, includes twenty four picture postcards with four prop aircraft, cigarette card, leather baggage tag, couple of photos, may not be original, all in all a lot that will please the airline collector, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $160
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Realized $80.
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Lot 11176
1928-80, air baggage labels, 200-250 items including baggage labels, etiquettes & postcards, many different airlines including some scarce PAA, some Alaska & PR, very difficult lot of fine collateral, inspect, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $1,200
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Realized $600.
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Lot 11177
1935-70, air baggage labels, 6 very rare items: Delta, Eastern, Gilliam (emergency flight cover), Grand Canyon Airlines (postcard booklet), PAA & Pennsylvania, examine, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $170.
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Lot 11178
1941-70's, huge lot of airmail etiquettes, huge lot of several 1000, some later issues with much duplication, unexamined for varieties, divided into three groups: A, government issues; B, aviation company issues and C, private issues, there are sheets, blocks, etc. present and many scarce to rare types, examine, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $600
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Realized $300.
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