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The William S. Langs Stock, Part 2:
U.S. Stamps, Postal History and Zeppelin Flights


Airmail




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Lot 2200

Airmail, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1), used on a Dec 16, 1918 first flight cover from New York, a beautiful cover that is close to immaculate, Very Fine, and very scarce.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2201

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), legal-size First Flight Cover, Very Fine stamp tied by an "Airmail Service Wash. N.Y., New York, Jul 15, 11 AM, 1918" duplex on a cover to Hon. F.D. Roosevelt, Asst. Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C., with Aero Club of America corner card and Harmers' F.D.R. Collection handstamp, Very Fine. Excellent provenance.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2202

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), used on a Jul 15, 1918 first flight cover from New York, with Philadelphia backstamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2203

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), used on a May 15, 1918 first flight cover to Boston, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2204

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), used with 2 other values on a May 15, 1918 first flight cover from New York, with 2 New York backstamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2205

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), block of 4 with plate number, used on an Aug 22, 1923 night airmail cover (2nd day) from New York to Los Angeles; minor back flaws, Fine to Very Fine, unusual.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2206

Airmail, 1928, 10¢ Lindbergh booklet pane (Scott C10a), used on FDC with Cleveland Midwestern Philatelic Exhibition cachet, Very Fine.
Planty 1.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2207

Airmail, 1928, 10¢ Lindbergh booklet pane (Scott C10a), tied on a Washington D.C. First Day Cover with a Pennsylvania Railroad corner card by two light May 26, 1928 duplex handstamps, Very Fine.
Scott $875.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2208

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), used with first day cancel on a card for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets including the green Round Flight cachet on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2209

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), tied by a mute double-oval on a Registered Washington D.C. First Day Cover (an Airmail envelope) to Kansas City, Mo., Apr 19 Washington and Kansas City c.d.s.'s on the reverse.
Scott $975.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2210

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), used on a pristine first day post card for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets including the green Round Flight cachet (on front), Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2211

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), used on an immaculate FDC for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets including Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2212

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), used on an FDC for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets including the green Round Flight cachet on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2213

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), pair on cover for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets and Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2214

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), plate number pair on cover for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets and the green Round Flight backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott $725.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2215

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), pair on cover for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets, Sevilla backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2216

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), used on a 1930 South America Flight cover, with all proper postmarks and cachets including a green Zepp cachet, Lowell, Mass. backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2217

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 and $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14, C15), used on a 1930 South America Flight cover Friedrichshafen to Cuba, with all proper postmarks and cachets including THIS ARTICLE MADE THE COMPLETE ROUND TRIP, Friedrichshafen and Cuban backstamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2218

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), used on a 1930 South America Flight cover, with all proper postmarks and cachets including green Round Flight backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2219

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), used on an immaculate 1930 South America Flight cover, with all proper postmarks and cachets, including green Round Flight backstamp, Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $575.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2220

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), used on a 1930 South America Flight cover, with all proper postmarks and cachets, including green Round Flight backstamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2221

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), a rare usage of the complete set on one legal-size cover, used on the 1930 South America Flight, May 31, with Friedrichshafen backstamp; opened at bottom and with a wee bit of browning from envelope glue, otherwise immaculate, almost Very Fine overall.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2222

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), Apr 19, 1930 FDCs, the complete set on 3 separate cards and covers, for the 1930 South America Flight, all proper postmarks and cachets, Very Fine.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2223

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), used on 3 separate cards or covers, for the 1930 South America Flight, with all proper postmarks and cachets, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,110.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2224

Airmail Record Flights, 1924 (Sep 5), First Landing of U.S. Round-the-World Fliers, cover franked with a 24¢ carmine (C6) tied by the Special Sep 5 Boston slogan cancel/cachet and signed by pilots, Lieutenants Les Arnold, Jack Harding, Erik H. Nelson, Leigh Wade and (on the reverse) SSgt. H.H. Ogden; addressed to Major Joseph Steinmetz in San Francisco and bearing Stamp Dealer Harry Truby's handstamp on the reverse, Very Fine, rare with the fliers' signatures.
AAMC Govt 168.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2225
Airmail Record Flights, 1927 (June 4) - Clarence Chamberlin New York-Germany Record Flight, 3"x5" photograph signed by Chamberlin and by sponsor/passenger, Charles A. Levine; the photo, according to the note on the reverse, shows the flyers and the "plane with new propeller in Cottbus Germany before taking off for Berlin"; also includes three other contemporaneous photos of the plane, New York, on the ground, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2226

Airmail Record Flights, 1933 (July 18), Balbo Air Squadron Flight, Chicago to New York, cover franked with $1.70 postage tied by Jul 18 Chicago machine cancel, serially numbered 1254 with black flight cachet and two different New York backstamps, Very Fine.
1983 AAMC 1184.
1983 AAMC $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2227

Airmail Record Flights, 1938 (Jul 10), Howard Hughes Round-the-World Record Flight (AAMC TO-1307), specially prepared legal-size Airmail cover franked with a 6¢ Eagle (C23) canceled New York, Jul 10; flown from New York to Paris where an 85c Airmail (C8) was applied and canceled on the 11th, then to Moscow (a 20k stamp), then on to Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks, Minneapolis and finally, back to New York, where a 6¢ Winged Globe was added and canceled Jul 14; appropriate flight cachet and handstamps of stops en route, Very Fine.
AAMC $350 (1981).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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