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Aerophilately, Rocket Mail and Astrophilately,
Featuring the Johann Strauss & Leo Malz Collections


Early Airmail Flights




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Lot 6001

France, 1930, 1st Flight from Paris to NY with Passengers. Large document signed on front by the pilots (Coste and Bellonte) and some of the passengers (Barbette, Davart and Dréan), with some notes about the flight by the passengers (in English and in French), Fine to Very Fine, an interesting souvenir of the flight.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6002

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912, 1m on 10pf "Gelber Hund" overprint, "Huna" var. (Michel 10-08g var.). Final state with full stem of "d" missing, plus a pair of the normal overprint on the reverse, all tied by special Jun 12 Darmstadt cancels on a so-called "Roter Hund" card numbered "1285" of 2,000 cards prepared, handstamped "Alted Palais, Darmstadt" address.
Scott CL4, 4a; $675+.
Michel €900 ++ ($1,010) Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6003

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912, 30pf green, large "moon" printing variety (Michel III F). Top stamp in a pair, along with a normal single, tied by Jun 23 Darmstadt cancels on special gray card with rubberstamped "Alted Palais, Darmstadt" address, Very Fine.
Scott CL3 var.
Michel €1,540 ($1,730) Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6004

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912, 1m on 10pf "Gelber Hund" overprint (Michel 10-08g). single and pair (on the reverse), all tied by special Jun 12 Darmstadt cancels on a so-called "Roter Hund" card numbered "1392" of 2,000 cards prepared, handstamped "Alten Palais, Darmstadt" address; mild diagonal bend at the lower right not affecting the stamps, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott CL4; $570+.
Michel €900 ($1,010) Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6005

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 10pf-30pf Pigeon plus 1m on 10pf "Gelber Hund" overprint (Michel 10-01-2, 04, 06). Each on special card - the 30pf x3 - all tied by appropriate cancels - the 10pf Worms, the rest Darmstadt, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 4L1-4; $799.
Michel €825 ($920) Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6006

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 10pf-30pf Pigeon plus 1m on 10pf "Gelber Hund" overprint (Michel 10-01-2, 04, 06). Each on special card - the 30pf x3 - all tied by appropriate cancels - all Darmstadt, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 4L1-4; $799.
Michel €825 ($920) Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6007

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 10pf-30pf Pigeon plus 1m on 10pf "Gelber Hund" overprint (Michel 10-01-2, 04, 06). Each on special card - the 30pf x3 - all tied by appropriate cancels - the 10pf Frankfurt, the rest Darmstadt, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 4L1-4; $799.
Michel €825 ($920) Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6008

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 10pf-30pf Pigeon plus 1m on 10pf "Gelber Hund" overprint (Michel 10-01-2, 04, 06). Each on special card - the 30pf x3 - all tied by appropriate cancels - the 10pf Frankfurt, the rest Darmstadt, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 4L1-4; $799.
Michel €825 ($920) Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6009

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912, 1m on 10pf "Gelber Hund" overprint (Michel 10-07g). two singles tied by special Jun 18 Darmstadt cancels on special red card with printed Mainz Committee Headquarters address, Very Fine.
Scott CL4; $360.
Michel €325 ($360) Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6010

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 20pf red (Michel 10-02h). Two properly used cards, each with advertising from a Frankfurt merchant on the back: "v. Roques=Maumont, hauptm. a. D.", and "Emil Wagner", the latter notes that only 25 numbered cards sent out, this being #25, Very Fine.
Scott 4L2; $150+.
Michel €240+ ($270) Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6011

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912, 1m on 10pf "Gelber Hund" overprint (Michel 10-07g). two singles tied by special Jun 18 Darmstadt cancels on special red card with printed Mainz Committee Headquarters address, Very Fine.
Scott CL4; $360.
Michel €325 ($360) Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6012

Germany, 1912 Frankfurt/Wiesbaden Flights (Michel 18-01b, 18-02a). Two special 5pf postal cards, the 50pf Zeppelin card canceled Wiesbaden-Frankfurt, Oct 23, the 1m Biplane canceled Frankfurt-Wiesbaden, Oct 18; the latter has some small, very minor tone spots, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel €420 ($470) Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6013

Germany, 1927, First Junkers Co attempt, Germany-USA. Stunning cover dated 14 Aug 1927 from Dessau, aircraft returned to starting point; red rubber stamp says postage fee reimbursed on request; franked with 25RM; registered Dessau with a circle date stamp postmarked Norderney 4 Oct 1927 for second attempt in which it reached the Azores before returning to Germany on reverse; red rubber stamp reports flight not carried out; autographed by pilot Friedrich Lohse and Baron Von Huenefeld; addressed to Junkers Corporation of America but these two attempts were not meant to be; the third time would be the charm.
AAMC 1061; $225. AAMC 1062A; $350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6014

Germany, 1927, First Junkers Co attempt, Germany-USA. 12RM on face and remainder of 25RM on reverse (15 stamps all tolled) dated 14 Aug 1927 from Dessau, aircraft returned to starting point; red rubber stamp says postage fee reimbursed on request; registered Dessau with a cds postmarked Norderney 4 Oct 1927 for second attempt on the reverse in which it reached the Azores before returning to Germany; red rubber stamp reports flight not carried out; autographed by pilot Friedrich Lohse and Baron Von Huenefeld; postcard portrait of Herman Koehl signed at bottom with typed note to the collector on the reverse; includes official envelope for returning mail from the aborted trip.
AAMC 1061; $225. AAMC 1062A; $350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6015

Germany, 1927, First Junkers Co attempt, Germany-USA. Five different values (total 1RM) franking postcard dated 14 Aug 1927 from Dessau, aircraft returned to starting point; red rubber stamp says postage fee reimbursed on request; other side is the remaining 12RM; registered Dessau with a circle date stamp postmarked Norderney 4 Oct 1927 for second attempt in which it reached the Azores before returning to Germany; red rubber stamp reports flight not carried out; autographed by pilot Friedrich Lohse and Baron Von Huenefeld; also post card without franking with Dessau 16 Sep 1927 circle date stamp to Berlin referencing the flight.
AAMC 1061a; $150. AAMC 1062Aa; $175.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6016

Germany, 1927, First Junkers Co attempt, Germany-USA. Overpaid postal card (by 15pf) dated 14 Aug 1927 from Dessau, aircraft returned to starting point; red rubber stamp says postage fee reimbursed on request; registered Dessau label with airmail etiquette; red rubber stamp reports flight not carried out; addressed to collector Max Golding in Chicago; clearly shows second attempt (4 Oct 1927) postmarked Norderney; signed by pilot Friedrich Lohse.
AAMC 1061a; $150. AAMC 1062Aa; $175.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6017

Germany, 1927, First Junkers Co attempt, Germany-USA. 12RM franked on this postal card dated 14 Aug 1927 from Dessau, aircraft returned to starting point; red rubber stamp says postage fee reimbursed on request; registered Dessau covering 8pf entire value; red rubber stamp reports flight not carried out; addressed to collector Max Golding in Chicago; has accompanying official envelope used to return the item.
AAMC 1061a; $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6018

Germany, 1931, Von Gronau transatlantic polar route. Flying Faroes to Reykjavik and on to Greenland, Canada and on to Chicago; engine damage required the aircraft be crated and shipped back to Germany; spectacular envelope with mixed franking from Germany, Iceland, Canada and the US; autographed by Wolfgang von Gronau.
AAMC PP116a; $1,300.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6019

Germany, 1931, Von Gronau transatlantic polar route. Flying Faroes to Reykjavik and on to Greenland, Canada and on to Chicago; engine damage required the aircraft be crated and shipped back to Germany; spectacular envelope with mixed franking from Germany, Iceland, Canada and the US; addressed to German language newspaper in Chicago; autographed by Wolfgang von Gronau.
AAMC PP116a; $1,300.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6020

Germany, 1933 (Sep 5) Passau - Altenrhein Flight (AAMC 22a, 22c). Two cards: 1.) franked with 30pf postage canceled Passau, May 12, and intended for the Passau - Budapest Flight of that date, which had to be canceled; and 2.) franked with 30pf postage canceled Passau, Sep 4, and Sep 5; both with purple flight cachets and Sep 5 Staad receivers, the first with the original flight cachet annulled and the "Delayed" cachet, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6021

Italy, 1930, Balbo mass squadron flight Italy to Brazil. Rome to Rio de Janeiro seaplane escadrille of 14 aircraft; departed Rome 17 Dec and arrived Rio de Janeiro 22 Jan 1931; considerable mail carried and most were signed by the whole crew but a stunning piece nonetheless; bumped corners, faint discoloration and a 5mm tear in upper left.
AAMC 1125.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6022

United States, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1). Used on legal-size first flight cover from the Aerial League of America to the governor of North Dakota, with the signatures of the governor and of Albert Burleson, the pilot of the flight, also the embossed seal of the State of North Dakota; minor filing flaws at the far left, Fine to Very Fine overall, a unique souvenir of the flight.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6023

United States, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1). On a Philip Ward first flight cover Philadelphia to New York, Dec 16, 1918, then on to Milwaukee by surface mail, Very Fine.
Scott $2,000 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6024

United States, 1933, Balbo Italian Air Cruise. Cover signed by Balbo, with a photo cachet of the U.S.S. Macon, Fine to Very Fine, Balbo's signature is very scarce.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6025

United States, 1933 Balbo Flight, Montreal to Chicago. A lovely mixed franking post card, with special "Italian Good Will Tour" cachet on the reverse, Very Fine, quite scarce.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6026

United States, 1933, Balbo Italian Air Cruise. Flown cover, addressed to Newfoundland, with all proper postmarks and cachets, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 6027

United States, 1933 (Jul 19-Aug 12) Balbo Return Flight, Chicago - Rome (AAMC TO-1184c). Cover franked with 15¢ 50¢ & $3 Columbians (238, 240, 242) lightly tied by non-descript handstamped cancels with a Jul 19 Chicago c.d.s., a blue registry number, blue Italian flight cachet, and, apparently in error, the magenta "New York - Roma" U.S. flight cachet; backstamped with the special blue Aug 12 Rome receiver and then backstamped at Turin (Aug 14), New York (Aug 22) and Gary, Ind. (Aug 24) on return to the addressee; the $3 Columbian has a small corner crease; otherwise Very Fine and attractive, Very Fine. A unique franking, signed Bolaffi and two others.
Sassone GP56.
Sassone €2,250 ($2,520) Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 6028

United States, 1933 (Jul 19-Aug 12) Balbo Return Flight, Chicago - Rome (AAMC TO-1184c). Exceptionally clean cover franked with the proper $3.60 postage including the $1 & $2 Fourth Bureau issues (571-572) tied by a Jul 18 Chicago machine cancel with blue registry number and faint blue Italian flight cachet; backstamped with the black "Chicago - Roma" U.S. flight cachet and the special blue Aug 12 Rome receiver; then backstamped at Turin (Aug 14) and New York (Aug 22-23) for return to the addressee, Very Fine, signed Bolaffi and two others.
Sassone GP56.
Sassone €2,250 ($2,520) Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $600
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