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Lot 1354

Denmark, 1914 (May 13), first flight cover, Roskilde to Copenhagen, on picture post card bearing two violet commemorative cachets (Children's Aid Day and a separate Airmail) dated 12 May; 5ø postage tied by "Roskilde/13.5.14" bridge c.d.s.; flight piloted by Ussing, Very Fine, a great early Scandinavian flight, scarce; Muller cites 3,000 pieces flown Copenhagen to Roskilde, but gives no number for the return flight.
Facit 11a (10,000 points).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1355

Denmark, 1924-30, 3 first flight covers, Muller 18, 36 (with special label) & 68 (with special label), Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 1356

Germany, 1912, Schwaben Rhein & Main flights (Scott CL1, CL3), four flown cards: two different Royal Family cards, each with a 10pf canceled Worms, 12.6.12; and two of the special "green" cards, each franked with three" of the 30pf canceled Darmstadt, 23.6.12; one of the 30pf cards with an unnoticeable vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel I, III; €890 ($1,050).
Scott $720.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1357

Germany, 1912, 1m "Gelbur Hund" with "Huna" Error (Scott CL4b), plus a normal overprint, used together with a 5pf Germania on special card canceled Darmstadt, 18. 6. 12, Very Fine.
Michel IV F; €700 ($820).
Scott $560+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1358

Germany, 1928-33, Zeppelin commercial advertising covers, three: 1928 flown, Fritz Schmidt illustrated advert and matching enclosed letter (faults along top); 1933, two Otto Edenharter illustrated envelopes showing 1929 America Flight and 1929 Round the World Flight, the former registered, various Hindenburg regular issue frankings, both addressed to Mather Pa, interesting and unusual Zeppelin related items, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1359

Germany, 1928-51, airmail cover selection, Zeppelins to helicopters, set of seven; starting with a 1928 picture post card franked with 2RM Zeppelin, followed by two covers franked with South America Flight stamps and one with 1933 Chicago Expo issue; also included is a 1930 Bremen Catapult Flight cover, a 1951 First Helicopter Mail Flight in Germany cover, and a Roessler Zeppelin Mail card franked with Iceland 1Kr "Zeppelin/1931" overprint (tear at left of card); some usage and age wear or foxing, still Fine to Very Fine, nice items.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1360

Great Britain, 1911, Coronation Flight, First U.K. Aerial Post, three items comprising a brown advertising postcard, forwarded within U.K. (closed tear), plus an envelope (rare in itself) to the U.S., forwarded to Victoria, B.C. (mild edge wear), as well as a greenish internal card, Fine, a rare and fascinating group.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1361

India, 1926 (2 Jan), R.A.F. Flight, Calcutta to Patna, cover bearing a scarce photographic Elephant Airmail label, franked with a 1d stamp and postmarked 2 Jan upon arrival at Patna; small opening tear at top, otherwise clean and Very Fine. Only 26 covers were carried, with 2017 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Muller 18a; $3,500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1362

Italian Colonies, 1933-45, 13 airmail covers, December 3, 1933 with C13-8 (CV $300); 4 covers from Rhodes including CB1-4 to Haifa + 8 covers Eritrea used in Ethiopia, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1363

Latvia, 1928-37, five airmail covers, various frankings and destinations including CB4-5 to US & CB18a-20a to Switzerland (with Hofmann cert.), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1364

Lithuania, 1935, Waitkus Attempted New York - Kaunas Flight, cover franked with U.S. 6¢ Winged Globe (C19) canceled Brooklyn, Sep 21, with Oct 2 Kaunas receiver on the front; Lithuania 40c Waitkus overprint (C84 footnote) applied at Kaunas (along with an additional 80c on reverse) for registered return postage to New York, canceled Kaunas, Oct 31 signed by pilot Lt. Felix Waitkus, Very Fine.
AAMC TO 1241. Muller 35.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1365

Monaco, 1914, Monaco Air Rally, 3 cards with special vignette canceled in London, Madrid and Turin + postcard of Fischer in his Farman hydroplane in the harbor., Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1366

Singapore, 1926, Survey Flight Singapore to Kuala Lumpur & Port Swettenham (AAMC 1), pair of matching covers, each with the appropriate handstamped "By Air Mail" cachet and franked with a Straits Settlements 4c George V tied by Singapore "H" c.d.s., "6AM, 23 AU, 1926"; backstamped at their respective destinations the same day, Port Swettenham at 12:30 p.m and Kuala Lumpur at 2:30 p.m.
Muller 1.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1367

United States, 1926, Ship to Shore Demonstration Flight, cover tied by 11/25/26 New York c.d.s. and "Homeric" straight line, to Battery Point, addressed to Edward Worden and signed by Sir Alan Cobham, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1368

United States, 1927-34, eight airmail event covers, includes 1927 flight cover carried by Shirley Short with letter from Roessler, 1949 Sunkist Lady Ship endurance flight cover, 1930 cover for opening of Alamosa CO Airport, 1934 Trans Oceanic Flight San Francisco to Hawaii flight cover, 1931 Roessler cover from Putton OH, 1930 Junior Fliers Transcontinental Record Flight, 1926 first overland flight by Alan Cobham and 1926 Cobham first US overland Columbia Distance flight cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1369

United States, 1930, Earl Ovington autograph on "Early Bird" airmail cover, stamps tied by Nashville TN cds, line under autograph reads "Pres. The Early Birds", unaddressed, Roessler seal for Stamp Topics on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1370

United States, 1930, Hunter Endurance Flight, cover serviced by Roessler, signed by John & Kenneth Hunter, took off on 6/11/30 & stayed in the air until 7/4/30, flying 553 hours & 40 ½ minutes in the airplane "City of Chicago", Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 1371

United States, 1930, Mears "Round the World" Flight, six identical postal cards with green cachet of Mears in front and reverse has green cachet of Mears in flight suit and all are autographed, valuable & attractive lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1372

United States, 1930-34, three autographed flight covers, with 1930 Coste & Bellonte Good Will Tour on Roessler envelope with photo cachet signed by D. Coste, 1934 Massed Navy flight cover signed by M.P. Stephang and 1934 Massed Navy flight cover signed by Eddy, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1373

United States, 1931, First Transatlantic Commercial Flight, New York to Bermuda, first flight by Mrs. Beryl Hart & Lt. William S. MacLaren on Roessler postal card with green cachet, backstamped 01/08/31 Bermuda, with interesting note to Roessler & signed by MacLaren, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1374

United States, 1934, Massed Flight, San Francisco to Hawaii, cover with 3¢ (725) tied by "Aircraft Base Force U.S. Fleet/Jan 10 1934" cancel, upper left typewritten "Carried on San Francisco-Hawaii massed flight of Patrol Plane Squadron Ten-F USN January 10-11 1934", signed by pilot, addressed to U.S. Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1375

United States, 1935, Navy Mass Flight, Hawaii to Midway, cover carried in Patrol Squadron Ten on return flight, signed by pilot & crew, only 3 cachets have been seen including this example, Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1376

United States, 1935, Navy Survey Flight to Wake Island, tied 2/25/35 Manila PI, original flight to Guam and then to Wake Island ending in Hawaii, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1377

United States, 1935, Pan American Airlines Clipper, Guam Island Survey Flight, San Francisco to Guam & return, on Roessler envelope, violet cachet to Guam, turquoise cachet from Guam, appropriate backstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1378

United States, 1935 (Oct 5-24), Pan-American Survey Flight (AAMC TO 1240), specially prepared cover flown Honolulu - Midway Is. - Wake Is. - Honolulu, canceled at Honolulu on Aug 13 & 22 with scarce blue flight cachet signed by Capt. R.O.D. Sullivan, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1379

United States, 1936, Pan American Airlines Clipper, Public Relations VIP Flight, first San Francisco to Manila, second San Francisco to Hawaii, and the third San Francisco to Guam, all franked with National Park stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 1380

United States, 1938, Pan American Airlines Atlantic Clipper Flight, FAM 17-2, Baltimore to Bermuda, cover signed by Captain R.D. Sullivan & crew members, purple flight cachet, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1381

United States, c. 1938, photo of Pan Am Clipper with Captain R.D. Sullivan autograph, autograph on photo of Boeing B-134 Pan American Airlines California Clipper, possibly taken off Long Island Sound, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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