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Lot 5872

Argentina, Zeppelin, 1934 First South America Flight, Pernambuco - Friedrichshafen, cover with 1.15p postage, blue "VIA CONDOR" handstamp, and Jun 5 Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine.
Michel 365 A; €350 ($390). Sieger 248I; €350 ($390).
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 5873

Australia, 1932 (Apr 23), to Australia forwarded with Australian airmail stamp, 5¢ 4th Bureau from Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to U.S. Consul at Sydney, arrived May 21, forwarded to Darwin by Australia C1 for internal air carriage and A1 air label, a difficult early air combination cover.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 5874

Austria, 1928 (Jul 9), three-service cover to Germany, franked full set B71-76, sent on Stamp Day with special cancel by air & registered & express, with labels for all three services, and appropriate backstamps, such three-service covers comprise less than 1% of all air covers and are very difficult to find, especially with proper labels, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 5875

Austria, 1936 (Oct 17), multi-service air cover to Hungary, franked Sc. C13 (2), C16, C27 and, on back, C38 & C40 on airmail, registered cover, labels for each service and a third "Vammentes" (duty-free) label as well, properly backstamped, such multi-service covers are quite scarce, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5876

Brazil, 1932-1936, three covers, C.G.A. airlines, 1932 internal, 1934 and 1936 to Germany, variously franked, all with French airline C.G.A. etiquette for use in Brazil applied on reverse as usual: two with Mair# B17, one with 6 copies covering the entire back Mair# B18 (5*), one with special Air France date stamp, a very scarce group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5877

Brazil, 1932-1936, two Condor covers, 1932 internal, Condor air label Mair# B1 (5*); 1936 to GB, forwarded (Mair# B10), appropriate hand stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5878

Brazil, 1936-1940, three covers and four etiquette singles, 1936 to Germany with Air France label France B68 (5*); 1937 to Germany Air France B67; 1940 to GB, B69 (5*) and single labels B66-69 [all 5-language labels], difficult group to assemble.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5879

Brazil, 1940-1947, seven V.A.S.P. covers, 1940 first flight Industrial Fair of Sao Paolo with V.A.S.P. etiquette Mair# B29 (5*) on V.A.S.P. company cover (some foxing); six covers, each with a different format V.A.S.P. numbered receipt label applied to reverse, a very difficult group to assemble, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5880

Brazil, 1941, four L.A.T.I. covers to Germany, commercial covers variously franked, each with Italian L.A.T.I. air labels for use in Brazil: Mair#s B27, B28 two color variants; B38. The L.A.T.I. route avoided Allied censorship until Italy entered WWII, a difficult group to assemble, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5881

Bulgaria, 1940 (Feb 22),three-service cover to Germany, franked full set C19-36, philatelic cover sent by air (2 different etiquettes) as well as registered and express with labels for each service, such multi-service covers are rare, occuring in less than 1% of air covers, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5882

Chile, 1934-1935, two Condor-Zeppelin covers and ephemera, 1934 Condor-Zeppelin etiquette Mair# B5 (5*) on cover to GB (Graue G409), forwarded (and label single); 1935 label Mair# B8 (5*) on registered cover to Germany (Graue L630) (block of 16 labels); yellow promotional flimsy, a lovely group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5883

Costa Rica, 1932-1939, three covers, Costa Rica used several types of special Air Mail Registry labels: 1932 on pink paper (A5 6*); 1939 A6 (5*) to Germany via Brownsville; 1934, A7 (5*) to US via Cristobal, CZ. PAA labels were used as well: 1935 US B13 with interesting telegraph promotional label on front, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5884

Czechoslovakia, 1947 (Aug 18), three-service cover to Palestine, franked C21 + various 298//324 on back, from the Radium Hotel in Jachymov (radium and thermal baths), sent by air as well as registered and express, each service with the proper label, rate calculation in pencil upper right, backstamped with scarce-to-rare Palestine oval Lydda Air Port registry receiver, a rare combination to a desirable destination, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5885

Ecuador, 1931-1956, two covers, one to British Columbia, 1931 to U.S. with black two-line "Correo Aereo/Panagra" and rare air label A1 (6*) tied on back; 1947 with TACA air label Honduras B2, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 5886
France, 1929-1934, 9 Aeropostale/Air France directional air etiquettes, 1929-1932 Aeropostale issued special etiquettes for their South American route (B10-12). When Aeropostale was incorporated into Air France, they were overprinted "Air France" in various type faces (here, B10 & B12). Then Air France issued its own, not only for South America (B49-50) but also for Indochina (B51-52). They are all rated 5* and a very rarely seen on cover. A difficult group to assemble, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5887
France, 1935, French Zeppelin air etiquettes, thought to have been produced around 1935 for the South American flights, they only recently have come to light and appear either as a booklet, perf. horizontally, or as imperf. panes. The pane here is five vertically and could well be the complete booklet pane before perforating, or perhaps meant to be imperf. A rare finding for the Zeppelin specialist, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5888

French Colonies: French Morocco, 1920-1921, two covers, one with rare first etiquette (Aug 28), franked 36, 68 via Rabat Jun 29, France air etiquette A1, the first ever issued, cut in at bottom plus 921 franked Sc. 45 (3) to Lyon with second air etiquette tied (ink stains LR), a rare pair of covers with lovely frankings, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5889

French Colonies: Guadeloupe, 1939-1941, three fascinating covers, 1939 (Jan 5) registered to Martinique, franked 134 pair with air label similar to France B44a but in blue; 1940 to Puerto Rico, franked 132, 135, censored in Guadeloupe; 1941 (Aug 1) registered to NY, franked 131, 133 (2), 135, triple censored, unlisted label of Franch type privately hand-inked in red over "Par Avion", very scarce stamps on cover, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 5890

French Colonies: Ivory Coast, 1937, commercial cover to France, very rare franking, franked 145, 152, 156, 157 (1937 Paris Exposition stamps], manuscript "Aeromaritime/Dakar-Toulouse" to Paris, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 5891

French Colonies: Ivory Coast, 1937 (Oct 10), Sc. 149 to France, single franking, quite scarce thus, mild central crease not affecting, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 5892

French Colonies: Madagascar, 1938 (Jul 7), registered commercial first flight to Reunion, returned, Tananarive La Borde from member of "Service geographique" to owner of dress shop, official accounting label on reverse, blue boxed first flight handstamp on reverse, black boxed handstamps "Inconnu", Retour/a l'envoyer", arriving Jul 12, air label A6a, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 5893

French Colonies: Syria, 1931-1939, three first flight covers, 1931 Damascus to Baghdad; 1938 (Jul 16) registered Damascus via France to US Aug 1; 1939 registered commercial cover, stated first flight to Amsterdam; different air labels and frankings, interesting lot.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5894

French Colonies: Togo, 1940 (Apr 20), registered to US, single franking 20 Fr. Sc. 252 (rare), registered from Lome by UAT (Union Aeromaritime de Trasport) France air label B113, censored in Togo via NY May 10 to Ohio May 11, a Very Fine cover.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5895

Germany, 1934 (Dec 8-12), 12th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Recife (Michel 418), 4m Chicago Flight Zeppelin (C45), used with 30pf Hindenburg, tied on registered cover by Friedrichshafen circular datestamp, green flight cachet, backstamped Pernambuco, F.-V.F., very scarce franking.
Sieger 286Aa. Michel €700 ($780) .
Suggested Bid $140
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Lot 5896

Germany, Two Birthday Postcards with Zeppelin Motifs, two posted postcards, Very Good to Excellent.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5897

Germany, 1923-1950, six covers to Europe, 1923 to GB, inflation franking 206 and block of 5 238 on back with air label A1a; 1937 to Czechoslovakia, air label A7 (5*); 1936 to Portugal, Hitler postal card uprated with B100 with air label A13 (5*), Paris transit; 1940 registered meter to Spain, censored in Germany and Spain; 1925 post card to Sweden with purple boxed "Gruss vom Rhein/an Board des Dampfers/Vaterland", with air label A10a (5*); 1930 registered to Switzerland with foiur-language air label C14 (5*); 1951 meter, a very interesting and useful group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5898

Germany, 1924, two ZR-3 covers to the US, 1924 (Aug 8 and 14) [both Si. 20a], a postcard franked 70 pf. and a registered cover franked 100 pf., each with purple oval hand stamp, manuscript directional instructions and NY Oct 15 arrival, postal card with German air label A1, cover with handmade label applied "Mit Luftschiff/Z.R. 3./ab Friedrichshafen", recipient dated Oct 17 on label, central crease but a very rare private label, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5899

Germany, 1926-1991, six covers to the US, 1926 franked block of 4 C3 (=80 pf.) "Hale-London", "Received/May 24, '26" with German air label A6 (5*); 1926 5 pf. postal card, uprated to 55 pf., with air label A5; five 1941-1991, censored: from French Zone, Deutsche Post with 1948 Koln semi-postals; etc., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5900

Germany, 1926-1929, three internal covers, 1926 with two-line magenta "Mit Luftpost befordert/Karlsruhe (Baden)1" with air label A2a (5*); 1929 first flight Munchen-Karlsruhe (Mu. 391) with unusual yellow first flight label (probably private) & air labels A2a (5*), A5; 1934, Hindenburg postal card uprated with B50 and B52 pair with air label (5*), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5901

Germany, 1928-1938, four machine and meter slogan stamps with Zeppelin theme, 1928 cover with red specimen of Veedol Graf Zepelin meter slogan; 1938, three cards: Si. Z0455 IVb, Z0455 IVc (both meters), Z0455 V1 (machine), scarce lot, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5902

Germany, 1929, missed 1st American flight, sent by Mrs. Eckener (May 15) franked 4 Mk. C37 tied Friedrichshafen handstamp with proper blue round hand stamp and red single-line "Beforderung verzegert wegen Abbruchs der 1. Amerikafahrt.", backstamped NY Aug 8, with Brazil air label B4 (6*) carried by surface from NY, a delightful and rare cover sent by Dr. Eckener's wife, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5903

Germany, 1930, Imperial Navy Seaplane Base, Island of Sylt, handstamp on Feldpost cover to Flensburg; part of return address missing, Fine.
Suggested Bid $8


Sylt was the first German territory to be bombed by the British in World War II
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Lot 5904

Germany, 1931-1934, three covers to British Colonies, 1931 meter franking with bell topical slogan to Straits Settlements, with one air etiquette over another [creases]; 1934, meter to Australia; 1934 meter to South Africa with air label A13a (5*); ratty 1938 cover to Palestine (not counted), Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5905

Germany, 1932-1934, two Aeropostale covers to South America, 1932 franked 155 pf. "avec Aeropostale/France-Amerique du Sud/de Marseille 25 Decembre", Toulouse, Medellin backstamps with German air label A15 (6*); 1934 franked 185 pf. 384, 403, C32, via Lyon-Marseille Avion to Buenos Aires, forwarded, with rare (on cover) Aeropostale air label B12 (5*), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5906

Germany, 1933-1935, group of seven Zeppelin air mail etiquettes, all 5*: Mair C12a pair, C15a, C15b, C15d, C16a (2 shades), C17, difficult to assemble, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5907
Germany, 1933, Graf Zeppelin Century of Progress Flight, World's Fair Zeppelin Day Pin, white enamel on copper (?), marked "C.T.D. Ges. Gesch." on reverse, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5908
Germany, 1934-1935, Rocket Mail etiquettes, marvellous group of 33 all (5*) except as noted, Mair cat. #: C21a, b, c, d (4*); strip of 4 Mair C22; C23 a, b, c; C24 color var; C25 (the AeroeorpeDD) error (6*) + in green; C26 with date imprint; C27 plus full pane of 10 in 5 tete-beche pairs; C28; C29 a, b (2, one with date imprint), Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 5909

Germany, 1934, two catapult covers to Brazil and US and scarce catapult etiquettes, 1934 (Mar 1), registered to Brazil franked C46, C48, C49, C50 (2), C51, C52 with appropriate handstamp and arrival markings and rare (on cover) "Westfalen" catapult air label C7 (5*), manuscript date "9.3" upon it; 1939 from Vienna to NY, franked Germany 426, C46, via "S.S. Bremen/via Cherbourg" with appropriate purple hand stamp; set of 4 colors of C7a-d (the "Westfalen" etiquette in this lot) and second "Westfalen" label in red and orange C8a-b (5*), all labels m.n.h., a very difficult lot to assemble, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 5910

Germany, 1935-1936, two covers to South America by Condor, 1935 to Uruguay, franked C46, C49, C54 (6) with DLH air label B1a (5*), appropriate markings, a truly striking cover; 1936 to Bolivia franked 426, C46, C54, backstamped Buenos Aires Apr 8 and La Paz Apr 15, with air label A13a (5*) crossed out (in Argentina) indicating end of air service, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5911

Germany, 1936, two LZ129 covers to the US, one Rohrpost, 1936 (Jun 26) (Si. 417), single franked C58, with proper red handstamp and air label A13 (5*); Aug 4 (Si. 428A) Berlin with Rohrpost label (rare on Zeppelin mail), franked 185 pf. to California "U.S. Air Mail", magenta Zeppelin handstamp, arrived Aug 3 [date error], Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5912

Germany, 1937, cover to Las Palmas, missed passenger, Altona to Las Palmas on delayed flight (Si. 301), arrived Dec 10, for passenger on board "Dampfer (?)" and black three-line, trilingual handstamp (German, Spanish, English) "….Arrived after departure of the ship", unusual cover on unusual flight, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5913
Germany, 1937-1943, five special air labels for military mail, two for Luftwaffe Mair C36 and 37 (each 6*); one for official mail to Oslo C41 (6*); two for FPO Minsk-Riga and Riga-Minsk C42 and 43 (5*), a rare group of difficult air labels, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5914

Great Britain, 1923 (Oct 13), Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh, franked 1½d to London, stamp tying special blue label C4 (6*) "Carried by/Motor Glider/from/Lympne to Hastingleigh" on Lympne Motor Glider Meeting envelope, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5915
Great Britain, 1933, air etiquette overprinted "By Graf Zeppelin", Mair GB C11, red ovpt. 6*++, mnh, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Suggested Bid $75
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Lot 5916

Great Britain, 1938 (Jan 20), cover to France, forwarded from France to India, air cover to passenger aboard Kaiser-i-Hind at Marseilles, backstamped at that port with black boxed "Received After/Ship's Departure/22 Jan 1938/P. & O.", forwarded to India with French meter stamp tied by air Label A3d & boxed purple two-line "Sent by Launch for Delivery/Aboard by Pilot", a fascinating and rare usage, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5917

Hungary, 1933 (Jun 13), three-service cover to France, franked Sc. 469, 474 (3 on front, block of 6 on back) + 485 (one each on front & back), sent to the Renault company by air with registry and express as well, each service with its proper label, a bit tatty but a rare conjunction of three different services, occuring in less than 1% of airmail, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $75
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Lot 5918

Hungary, 1941 (Oct 24), "Held by British/Censor" to US, registered flimsy envelope, franked on back, then "Held by British/Censor" in Bermuda [tape] & red "Released", arriving NY Mar 4, 1946, forwarded, roughly opened, quite scarce, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5919

India, 1956, airmail registered printed matter, Calcutta to Norfolk VA, franked 32 p, with air and registry labels and hand inscription "Ships hatch list/no commercial value"., with Isthmian Stream Ship Lines corner card, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5920

Italy & Colonies, 1933-1938, four covers from Rhodes, variously franked: 1933 (Sep 7) to Greece, Sc. 15, 17, 18, 20 (Oct 5) Sc. 20 (2); 1934 to Germany Sc. 18, Sc. 21, C1: 1938 to Germany Sc. 18, 20 pair, two with black two-line hand stamp "Transportato per via aerea/Transporte par avion", all with different air labels, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5921

Italy & Colonies, 1934 (Apr 29), commercial cover to GB, rare franking, franked Sc. 57 and 58 pair via Paris to GB with air label A2, rare, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5922

Italy & Colonies, 1937-1940, three covers with airline etiquettes, to Mantua with Ala Littoria label B17 [piece of back off]; 1940), franked C12 & C17, to Denmark with Ala Littoria label B19a; 1940 to Rhodes, censored in Turin, purple handstamp tying censor tape, with Aviolinee Italiane label B29, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 5923

Italy & Colonies, 1957, Italian Somalia to Aden, single franked Express E9, very scarce franking with only Express stamp (Sc. C9, CV $21), Italian air label A12, cover cut down at right, not affecting, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 5924

Korea, 1957, to Poland, franked 95w (5w, 20w,70w) on decorative envelope with Poland air etiquette A3, sent by a member of the Polish Technical Group, a rare cover, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5925

Latvia, 1923 (May 18), three-service cover to France, franked Sc. 114 (3), 116 (3), 121, 125 (2), C1, C2, a rare early Latvian commercial air cover that was also registered and express, each service with its appropriate hand stamp, registry receipt attached to front with numbers matching the registry stamp, an exceptional and rare cover, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 5926

Lithuania, 1924 (Aug 13), registered from Lithuanian-occupied Memel, to NY, franked 165 (2), N90 (3 copies, CV $600 on cover, [one damaged]), Memel registry label overprinted "Klaipeda", "Per FLugport/via London", magenta two-line boxed Konigsberg transit via London Aug 18 to NY Aug 28, Lithuania air label A1 (6*); piece missing from upper left, not affecting; an exceptionally rare item, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $400
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Lot 5927

Monaco, 1929-1937, two covers, 1929 (Jun 25), franked Monaco 92, 97, registered "via Marseille" through Perpignan Jun 26 to Brazil Jul 8 by Aeropostale, forwarded in Rio with Ligue Aeronautique de France fund-raising label tied on back, France air label A3c, remarkable trans-atlantic cover; 1937 franked 116 strip of 5 to Switzerland, France air label A3e, very unusual pair.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5928

Montserrat, 1930 (Jun 6) First Airmail, Plymouth to St. Lucia, Registered cover with boxed "First Air Mail/ Montserrat" cachet and franked with 1s4½d postage tied by Jun 6 Montserrat c.d.s.s; addressed to Pittsburgh, Pa. and sent via Castries, St. Lucia where it is backstamped on Feb 27, 1931, then backstamped at New York on Mar 11 and Pittsburgh on Mar 12, Very Fine. Only 32 covers were carried.
Muller 1/4.
Suggested Bid $90


Covers, intended for various destinations were canceled June 6, 1930 in readiness for the seaplane air mail flight, which was delayed by bad weather and, in effect, postpones. The British Navy cruiser, H.M.S.
Dorsetshire, visited Montserrat in February 1931 and on leaving left behind her seaplane. When the plane flew to re-join her ship at St. Kitts, the mail that was originally prepared for the June 1930 flight was taken aboard and flown to Basseterre, St. Kitts, arriving on Feb 23. The covers were then forwarded by surface mail to their original destinations.
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Lot 5929

Persia, 1945, four covers with US PAA label and rare label errors, all to US, variously franked: date unclear [uncensored so probably post-war] with US large PAA label B26a (5*); 1945 (Jun 6), registered, censored in Iran, with error in label, "Nail" instead of "Mail", label B26b (6*); 1945 (Oct 25) previous "N" error corrected by hand to "M" (6*, perhaps unique); 1945 (Feb), censored in Iran and US, with unrecorded error in label "ServiKe" instead of serviCe" [only 2 known] (6*+), a very rare lot, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5930

Poland, 1938 (Jan 12), to Argentina, franked 4Zl10 via Paris to Buenos Aires Jan 19, with air label A2, unusual destination, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 5931

Poland, 1939 (Aug 26), three-service cover to the U.S., franked Sc. 319 (2), 324, sent by air and express, each with proper label, as well as registered with hand stamp + label indicating it had passed through currency control, properly backstamped, mild central horizontal crease not affecting, a remarkable and scarce cover, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5932

Rhodesia, 1964-1967, three covers and four etiquettes, for Central African Trade Fairs, Mair Cat # C1-4: 1964 cover and etiquette for 1965 Fair; 1966 to GB franked 1/3 Southern Rhodesia overprinted for independence green boxed "Stamps not Valid" etc. postage due paid with 2/6 postage due stamp and etiquette for Fair (etiquette has slogan "Good Luck Rhodesia"); 1967 on cover to GB and etiquette; 1968 etiquette, a very difficult group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5933

Romania, 1933-1934, three covers, 3 l. postal card uprated 10 l. with 2 Berlin receivers on front, air label A6b; 1934 (Apr 26) to Germany, Hannover transit, on photographic ad cover, air label France B59; 1934 (Aug 27) registered via and Berlin to Belgium, Berlin red transit, air label France B59, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $75
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Lot 5934

Russia, 1925 (May 25), to Germany with rare second Russian air etiquette, franked 288e, 289c with Russian air etiquette A2 (6*), correctly rated per pencil "90", carried by Dereluft, red German transit on face, cut down at right, ragged on opening but a rare early air cover, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5935

Russia, 1935 (Jun 19), registered to South Africa, franked 417, 424 tied with lovely large Leningrad to Berlin cancel, with air label A33a (5*) via Berlin, on Hotel Astoria envelope, small piece missing lower right not affecting, scarce destination, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5936
San Marino, 1933, full booklet of Zeppelin etiquettes, as issued, 10 panes of 10 air labels C1, "Posta Aerea Zeppelin/Par Avion", rare as full booklet, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5937
Scandinavia: Iceland, 1933, Balbo air etiquette sheetlet, issued for the Reykjavik-Chicago Balbo flight (A2, 5*+), sheetlet of 4 with full selvage, mnh, scarce thus; 1954 Icelandic cover with airline label, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5938
Scandinavia: Sweden, 1932-1936, Zeppelin air etiquettes, 1932: C1a light blue imperf pair, C1b strip of 5 perf., C1c red perf. pair and in light green imperf. pair (unrecorded); 1936 strips of 4 C3a, C4a, C19a, C20a in blue and same labels in green but unrecorded, these are very difficult to find, let alone in a group such as this.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5939

Scandinavia: Sweden, 1944 (May 5), three-service cover to the U.S., franked Sc. 282, 299, 346, censored (twice) "via England" and typed "Luftpost-Rek-Express", sent on airmail envelope with registry and express labels as well as an additional label indicating passage through currency control, properly backstamped, a rare WWII combination, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5940

South Africa, 1929 (Aug 29), two first flight covers, card Germiston Station to Port Elizabeth, franked 23b wing copy, C5 with air etiquette A1 (5*) handstamped in red "Miller's Service, 1929" not seen by us before; registered East London to Port Elizabeth, franked 24b, C6, O5 pair, with air label A1 (5), unusual pair, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5941
Spain & Portugal, 1933, complete pane of 5 Zeppelin etiquettes, air label C2 (5*) as issued with full selvage, mild creasing, rare, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $75
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Lot 5942

Switzerland, 1924 (May 29), Cover sent from Lausanne-Blécherette to Basel, an impressive cover, franked by #C6, plus partial booklet pane of Tell & Archer (including Michel #W2), plus 5rp Archer (Michel #113 III), all tied by double-ring Lausanne-Blécherette/29.V.1924/Poste Aérienne barred daters; "Lausanne 1" Registry label on front (faintly handstamped or typed "Blecherette.") on face; reverse with trilingual Airmail etiquette with bottom margin, plus Zurich Flugpost and Basel Briefträger (both 30.V.24) and Basel Briefausgabe (31.V.24) daters; front bottom with prior mounting residue, not affecting the stamps or markings, Very Fine, a handsome item.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 5943
United States, c. 1923, Shenandoah (ZR-1) fittings, a large group (approximately 60) fitting for oil and air lines, virtually no duplication, an amazing opportunity to obtain original parts from the aviation chief rigger's stock. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $45
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Lot 5944

United States, 1925 (23-24 Apr), Los Angeles, Bermuda - Lakehurst (Michel 6Ac), Worden cover franked with Bermuda 2½d Caravel tied by Apr 17 Hamilton roller cancel, type b flight cachet and blue Worden handstamp "Air Mail by Airship/ LOS ANGELES from Lakehurst, N.J.", not backstamped, Very Fine. Michel €220 ($250) .
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5945

United States, 1925 (21-22 Apr), Los Angeles, Lakehurst - Bermuda (Michel 5b), cover franked with 3¢ carmine tied by red New York Air Mail Service duplex, Apr 15 (the original scheduled date of departure), backstamped Hamilton, Very Fine. Michel €125 ($140) .
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5946

United States, 1930 Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race & Aerial Carnival, cover franked with 2¢ & 3¢ Parcel Post stamps (Q2-3), hsd Event cachet orev, carried on the French balloon Pierre Fisbach from Cleveland's Air Mail Field to just outside Smithville, Ontario where it entered the mails for its addee in Floral Park N.Y., stamps tied by Sep 2 Smithville duplex handstamps, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 5947

United States, 1933 (23-25 Oct) Century of Progress Flight, Miami - Akron, 50¢ Zeppelin (C18) tied by Oct 4 New York machine cancel on dual-cacheted cover, backstamped Rio, Very Fine.
Michel €300 ($340).
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5948

United States, 1933 (23-26 Oct) Century of Progress Flight, Miami - Chicago, 50¢ Zeppelin (C18) tied by Oct 23 Miami machine cancel on Ioor Zeppelin-cacheted envelope with violet flight cachet, backstamped Chicago, Very Fine.
Michel €200 ($220).
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 5949

United States, 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 $16
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Lot 5950

United States, 1935, Hindenburg Flights, three covers and two etiquettes, 1936 from 3rd International Philatelic Exhibition in NY, first flight to Germamy and returned, proper purple handstamp, signed Char. F. Anderson, black LZ 29 Frankfurt receiver; pair 20¢ maps on Luftschiff "Hindenburg" envelope to Germany and US air label C186 from the Hotel Commodore, NY; 1931 A.M. 25 covers to Mexico; Zeppelin two etiquettes, one C16 (5*), worth looking at.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5951

United States, 1938 (May 15), Northwest Airlines Air Express Flight, Portland to Yakima, National Air Mail Week Flight cover with all appropriate cachets; two 3¢ commemoratives tied by May 15 Portland machine cancel, to Kansas City, Mo., Very Fine. According too the 2004 AAMC, volume one, page 119, "No air express covers have ever been reported out of Yakima".
AAMC 26 var.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5952

United States, 1938 (May 15), Northwest Airlines Air Express Flight, Portland to Yakima, National Air Mail Week Flight cover with all appropriate labels and cachets; two 3¢ commemoratives tied by May 15 Yakima machine cancel, to Kansas City, Mo., Very Fine. See illustration in 2004 AAMC, volume one, page 119.
AAMC 26.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 5953

Worldwide, 1967-1972, Hotels, 8 covers and 10 etiquettes, from Canada; France; Israel; Japan; Kenya; Netherlands; Portugal; South Africa; Taipei and Tanzania. These postwar etiquettes issued by hotels are very scarce, these accumulated over 15 years, ideal for expansion by the hotel thematic collector, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5954
Worldwide, 1970, airline etiquettes for first flights, 7 post-WWII private unlisted labels: Austria (Austria Airlines and Air France); France (Air France pair); Germany (Lufthansa, from Buenos Aires and to Ankara); Hungary (Malev), these are very scarce, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5955
Worldwide, 1920-1983, air etiquettes for special flights, nine etiquettes and a cover: Austria, North Pole flight to the 16th Olympics at Melbourne (scarce); France: 1920 Air Meet in Buc overprinted on France A2, 1947 imperf. tete-beche pairs Cannes Film Festival flights to Alger and Brussels, 1948 imperf pair for World Middleweight Boxing Championship at Jersey City; DDR (one and a cover), a difficult group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5956
Worldwide, 1950-1989, air etiquettes for Philatelic Expositions, Austria, photo essay of label for special flight to Philadelphia, Austrian stamp centenary; Bulgaria for 1989 show (3 singles, block of 6, sheetlet of 12); Czechoslovakia for Praga 1988 (3 singles and 2 sheetlets of 12); Germany sheetlet of 4 for 2nd Youth stamp show; Switzerland; US; sheetlet of 8 in 4 tete-beche pairs of triangular eitquette for special flight from Rome to Bombay during 1964 International Eucharistic Conference, nire lot.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 5957

Yugoslavia, 1927-1930, five covers plus Zeppelin etiquette single, all air labels (5*): 1927 printed matter to Poland, air label A2; 1930 (Mar 31) first flight to Austria postage due paid with Austria J136, air label A6; 1930 (May 31) stated first flight to Stockholm, air label A6; 1930 internal flight air label A10; 1930 air express to GB, boxed purple "Express fee paid 6d", air label A12; a lovely group of early etiquettes on cover and Jugoslavia Zeppelin etiquette C1 (5*) single, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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