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Lot 6443

Airmail, 1928, 5¢ Beacon, on two covers where Airport Dedication Cachets (Uniontown, PA, and Mott, ND) were used as postmarks., Very Fine.
Scott C11.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6444

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), tied by New York NY ellipse duplex dated Oct 2 1933, with blue cachet "First Day Issue/Special Graf Zeppelin Air Mail Stamp", & "Cachet Sponsored by Aerophilatelic Club of New York", addressed to White Plains NY, scarce cachet; horizontal crease, tiny tear top center, Very Fine. Scott $200 .
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 6445
1962, Mercury 7 Astronauts, unsevered UY 16 with additional 4c (1193) cancelled by partial MC to Hawaii, signed by Alan Shepard, John Glenn & Scott Carpenter, with autopens of Gus Grissom, Donald Slayton, Walter Schirra & Gordon Cooper, with letter on NASA letterhead apologizing for delay in answering, small tape stains on card, one barely touching Slayton's autopen.
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $90.
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Lot 6446

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 $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6447

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 $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6448

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 $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6449
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 $110
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Realized $55.
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Lot 6450

1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66 Hb), card with printed Klotzbach Zeppelin cachet franked with a $1.30 Zeppelin (C14) plate no. 20087 single tied by New York machine cancel, May 7; with German and U.S. flight cachets and green Lakehurst receiver, May 31, at lower left, thhe stamp is a well centered plate number single, Extremely Fine. Michel €250 ($280) .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $170.
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Lot 6451

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 $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6452

1933, U.S.S. Akron, Return Visit to Miami, 3¢ (720) tied by 1933 Jan 9 1933 Miami FL machine cancel with cachet at left, addressed to Brooklyn NY, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6453

1933 (14-25 Oct), Chicago Flight, Friedrichshafen-Miami, 2¢ (717) and pair 3¢ (732) tied by 1933 Miami FL slogan cancel, blue cachet, to cover addressed to Northbranch KS, vertical crease, and a 1963 German memorial card, F.-V.F.
Sieger 241.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6454

1934-58, 17 covers with pre-printed air mail directions, interesting lot of private envelopes including 3 with out-of-the-ordinary colored borders [green and yellow], Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6455

1936 First 24 Hour Mass Flight to San Diego, 3¢ (782) tied by faint San Diego CA machine cancel, with #784 tied by "VT Squadron/DEC 19" Doane, "Merry Christmas" with cachet in upper left "First 24 Hour Mass Flight/Made by Planes Nos. 1,2,3,4,5,& 6", and "Carried in Plane 6-P-6", addressed to San Diego, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $60.
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Lot 6456

1936, flight cover with Roscoe Turner autograph, bold signature, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40


Three time winner of the Thompson Trophy
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6457

1936 (Jan. 14), American Airlines AM-23 Crash Cover, Goodwin, AR, missing adhesives, with address and pre-flight markings showing water damage (as expected, since the plane came down in a swamp); New York, N.Y., Jan. 14, 1936 duplex survives clear, with four-line "Damage" cachet in violet applied where stamps should have been; horizontal tear affecting about one-quarter of backflap, still Very Fine.
AAMC 360114a.
Suggested Bid $45


From AM-23's first Newark-to-Fort Worth flight, which crashed for unknown reasons, killing the pilot and co-pilot. 150 pounds of mail were recovered and forwarded from Little Rock on January 15.

Realized $24.
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Lot 6458

1938, U.S. to New Zealand via GB (Scott 552, 558, 562), strip of 5 10¢ + 1¢ & 6¢, all stamps perfinned "EKC" to U.S. Consular Agency, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6459

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 $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6460

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 $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 6461

1939-90, private air mail handstamps with image of plane, 32 items, mostly covers (including 3 overseas), some with quite remarkable handstamps, ideal for the topicalist, examine, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 6462

1940-82, 25 airline corner card covers, all with meter slogans, including PanAm, Delta, Piedmont, etc., examine, very difficult to assemble today, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 6463

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 $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6464

1941-69, 11 military-related air mail covers, various censor markings and labels, nice air etiquettes, C25 used from France, C30 on double censored cover to Spain, etc. examine, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $80.
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Lot 6465

1941, 6¢ Transport (Scott C25), 6¢ tied by Guantanamo Bay slogan cancel, with naval censors handstamp, addressed to Brooklyn NY, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6466

1944, airmail registered express cover from P.O.W. Camp at Camp Bowie TX, franked with Sc. 813 (strip of 3), 908 & C25 to Rochester NY, three service covers are very uncommon; crease to left not affecting, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6467

1946, Pan Am Air Mail Test dual frankings, five covers with US and foreign stamps, US cancelled on Nov 1 1946 in Detroit, foreign stamps include Antigua, British Guiana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinadad & Tobago, 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 $50
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Realized $26.
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Lot 6468

1946, Pan Am Air Mail Test dual frankings, two covers with US and foreign stamps, US canceled 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 $20
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Realized $10.
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Lot 6469

1947, 5¢ carmine First Day Cover to Malta, forwarded to G.B. (Scott C33), received at FPO 570 (Malta) on May 2, forwarded to G.B. using R.A.F. Form 1674, very unusual treatment of an FDC, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 6470

1947, from Cincinnatti to France forwarded to Rome, Sc. C32 (3) from Hebrew Union College to Rabbi Brickner, c/o American Joint Distribution Committee in Paris, forwarded with France Sc. 570 to Rome, backstamped on arrival, Brickner was an important member of AJDC post-war efforts, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 6471

1955, Ernest Kehr's Global Air Odessy [sic] flight, special pre-inaugural flight from New York to Hamburg to raise funds for the Fresh Air Fund carried by Kehr as stamp editor for the New York Herald Tribune, franked with similitude $2 "stamp", rarely seen, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 6472
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 $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 6473
Air baggage label: Grand Canyon Tours, USG-40 (U), terrific graphics, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $6.
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Lot 6474
Air baggage labels: Overseas National Airways, 2 labels including USN-323 (S), Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 6475
Air baggage labels: Resort Airlines, 4 labels including USR-27 (S), Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $10.
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Lot 6476
Air baggage labels, 1928-80, 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 $600
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Realized $300.
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