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


Misc. Flight Commemoratives




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Lot 6260

Canada, Bremen fliers at Greenly Island, 1929. Diverted north of their course by poor weather, the Bremen fliers touched down in a peat bog on the barren Labrador coast; legal size envelope with Canadian franking postmarked on the 1st anniversary of the landing on Greenly Island; the slightly toned envelopes has autographs of Clarence Chamberlin, Duke Schiller, James Fitzmaurice, Bernt Balchen, and lighthouse keeper John L Lamphier; Airmail envelope with 2 cent Canadian stamp postmarked a month after the landing in 1928, autographed by Lamphier; several scrapbook pages of newspaper cartoons chronicling the journey.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6261

France, 25th anniversary Bleriot across the Channel, 1934. 3 Bate cachets on Lawrence Smith (stamp dealer) envelopes flown from Paris across the Channel to London; 8 cards postmarked Dover, and 8 cards postmarked Calais to commemorate Bleriot's 1909 flight, attractive red Calais government postal marking.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6262

U.S.S.R., North Pole drift mail 1961-90. Beginning in 1937 Soviets occupied floating tabular icebergs drifting over the top of the world; these polar event covers from the expeditions document the activities and progress to further scientific investigations, provide weather reports for aircraft, and promote national security; included are a few postcards and mint entires (not counted) and several of the better cachets (Official); 33 fascinating envelopes.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6263

U.S.S.R., Soviet icebreaker covers in 2 volumes. Late 1950-80s with Soviet (and later Russian) polar history documented on 134 envelopes; numerous icebreakers and arctic stations; many exploded to display numerous cachets from the reverses; sizable number of official envelopes designed for the NP drift stations. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.8 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6264

U.S.S.R., Soviet Union, arctic icebreakers in polar waters, 1980-91. 500+ cacheted envelopes celebrating polar operations of nuclear icebreakers and support vessels; in addition to the printed artwork, they all have intricate colored rubber stamps that further gussy up these covers; casual inspection reveals numerous NP drift mail envelopes (including some with official cachets); very little duplication; metric tons of enjoyment for the winner of this lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 10 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6265

United States, 25th anniversary of powered flight, 1928. Margin copy SC C11 postmarked Kitty Hawk NC 17 Dec 1928; envelope autographed by the local postmaster, Amelia Earhart, Orville Wright, and Hiram Bingham; an accompanying magazine photograph shows a memorial tablet with invited guests, the photo shows Wright, Earhart (who had recently participated in a transatlantic flight), and Senator Bingham of Connecticut; Bingham, who had also served as Governor from his state, organized primary flight instruction for the Army Air Service during the Great War.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6266

United States, Commentary in Orville Wright's hand, 1928. A mere 25 years after the first flight, some were already getting early aviation history wrong; here the coinventor of the airplane began to correct mistakes and quickly gave up and simply wrote, "The dates on this card are mostly wrong. Orville Wright"; postmarked on the obverse at Kitty Hawk, NC on 2 May 1928.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6267

United States, Kitty Hawk anniversary, 1928. SC 649 and 650 tied by a 17 Dec 1928 hand cancel from Kitty Hawk, NC; autograph of Orville Wright and Charles Lawrence (inventor of the air cooled radial engine); rubber stamp cachet in black and newspaper images attached; it was the tradition of the collector to mark (with a black cross) those pilots who had passed in his collection, in this case Lawrence died in 1950, Wright passed in 1948 having lived long enough to see Chuck Yeager break the sound barrier.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6268

United States, "Friendship" Day in Chicago, 1928. Autograph of Amelia Earhart on Morrison Hotel advertising cover dated 19 Jul 1928, a month after her transatlantic flight; "Friendship" Day was designed to honor her flight from Newfoundland to England in an aircraft of the same name; newspaper photo glued to bottom edge has resulted in moderate toning underneath.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6269

United States, Boston welcomes "Friendship" flyers, 1928. Airmail postcard showing Air Mail routes on the reverse from the Boston chapter of the National Aeronautic Association autographed by Amelia Earhart; faint toning noted.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6270

United States, Boston welcomes "Friendship" flyers, 1928. Airmail postcard showing Air Mail routes on the reverse from the Boston chapter of the National Aeronautic Association autographed by Amelia Earhart; moderate toning noted.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6271

United States, New York welcomes Earheart, 1928. Attractive printed envelope showing the Statue of Liberty, the text reads, "July 6, 1928 New York Welcomes AMELIA EARHEART (sic) "Miss Lindy" The First Woman to Cross The Atlantic"; autographed by Amelia Earhart; newsprint drawing glued at top has caused mild toning underneath.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6272

United States, Bremen fliers honored in Washington, 1928. C10 on Washington DC duplex dated 2 May 1928; on that date Congress authorized the President to confer the Distinguished Flying Cross to the Bremen Fliers; receiver marks Chicago on reverse; autographed by Calvin Coolidge, Baron Von Hunefeld and navigator James Fitzmaurice.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6273

United States, Republican national convention, 1928. Postmarked at Kansas City MO during the Republican national convention in 1928; autographed by the nominee and 31st President of the United States, Herbert Hoover.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 6274

United States, Zeppelin Day in Washington, 1928. On 19 October Dr Hugo Eckener brought the Graf Zeppelin to the nation's capitol; flying at 500 feet the transatlantic airliner dipped its nose twice as it passed; President Coolidge waved his welcome from the White House roof; Washington duplex with C11 franking; autograph of Calvin Coolidge; magazine page of the president with facsimile signature.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6275

United States, Pioneer aviators on cover, 1928. SC C11 tied with 17 Dec 1928 cancel to 25th anniversary envelope; autographed by Orville Wright (first pilot) and W P Mac Craken Jr (first govt issued pilot's license); second envelope is a Chicago Aero Philatelic Society airmail envelope canceled during the International Aeronautical Exposition being held in the city. It is boldly autographed by Glenn H Curtiss.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6276

United States, Midwestern Philatelic Show, 1928. Booklet pane with tab (C10a) and two SC #645 on registered envelope to London and then continental airmail to Germany, wonderful backstamps in New York, England and Germany; C10 with bold hand cancel in purple on the first day of the show, also label from the exhibition; stunning C10a pane (no tab) and 645 single postmarked in green on multicolored cachet; C10a and 645 single on FDC with eagle and shield; 645 FDC block and single paying the airmail rate, no cachet; bonus, 1 Sep 1927 Air Express New York to Chicago (2 examples) on oversized Roessler envelopes, colorful with address label and prepaid label on the same side of the item; 7 pieces.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6277

United States, Burial of Floyd Bennett, 1928. Mourning cover with C10 tied Washington DC 27 Apr 1928 duplex; black framed box reads the envelope was mailed at the exact time (3pm) the funeral processional at Arlington National Cemetery commenced; Bennett was first with Adm Byrd and Bernt Balchen over the North Pole (1926) and competed against Charles Lindbergh in first non-stop west to east across the Atlantic (1927); Bennett died from pneumonia while racing to save the Bremen fliers (1928) with Balchen; autographed by Calvin Coolidge, who presented the Medal of Honor, R E Byrd, and Bernt Balchen; Chicago and San Francisco receiver marks on reverse; also includes a typed letter signed from Bernt Balchen to the consignor from Aalesund, Norway dated 10 Jun 1933 inquiring whether the collector had received requested autographs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 6278

United States, International Civil Aeronautics Conference, 1928. Two Roessler cachets postmarked in green for the ICAC event; one has a block of SC 650 postmarked 13 Dec; the other has a SC 649 and 650 from the last day of the conference and is autographed by Orville Wright.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6279

United States, Bremen fliers scrapbook, 1928. Capt Koehl on vintage postcard; Col James C Fitzmaurice on Clarke City envelope; Fliers welcomed to New York City autographed by Mayor James Walker, navigator James C Fitzmaurice and rescuer Hertha Junkers; Clarence Chamberlin on attractive NYC cachet; Duke Schiller on postal reply card from Sioux Lookout Ontario; numerous city celebrations including Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago (with autographs of Mayor Thompson and Hugo Junkers, and another signed by William Brock, Edward Schlee, Jack Fitzmaurice and Bert Acoste with a wonderful 36 page deluxe pamphlet called The Story of Acoste); Fred R Zimmerman Governor of Wisconsin on oversized cover; numerous commemorative covers; Detroit celebration signed by Capt Eddie Rickenbacker, George Haldemann and Col Jack Fitzmaurice; celebration in St Louis, Boston and New York (Alfred E Smith signed here);Duke Schiller signature on 22 May 1928 Montreal envelope; handwritten note dated 20 Dec 1928 Winnipeg from Duke Schiller to a Chicago collector; 6 beautiful medallions (including four half dollar sized ones in silver); several well struck German postcard canceled Oct 1928 for "Bremen Day". Shipping charges apply - weight 6.4 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6280

United States, Carried like a sack of potatoes, 1928. How "Lady Lindy" described her contribution as the first woman to travel by airplane across the Atlantic; after the successful crossing by pilots Gordon and Stultz, the town of Middletown PA honored the fliers; autograph of Amelia Earhart soon after her transatlantic journey; mild to moderate toning at base of envelope.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6281

United States, Adm Byrd Little America, 1928-35. Canal Zone #73 on City of New York cover posted 15 Sep 1928 at Cristobal during Byrd I; Dunedin machine cancel 29 Nov 1928 with New Zealand franking to Chicago autographed R E Byrd; 3 examples of 733 FDC; plus 20 envelopes with 733 or 735a from Little America (Byrd II) dated 1934 or 1935 season, many with add on or rubber stamp cachets.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 6282

United States, Zeppelin Day across America, 1928-1929. 17 envelopes and postcards, most with a document cachet honoring Dr Hugo Eckener either in red or blue; 4 postmarked Washington DC 19 Oct 1928, 4 canceled Philadelphia PA the same day, 5 with c.d.s. Chicago IL 21 Oct 1928 and lastly, 28 Aug 1929; bonus newspaper clippings included.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6283

United States, Rotary International honors pilots, 1928. Northville MI on the 25th anniversary of the first powered flight, honored recent aviators of renown; the first envelope is autographed by the round the world pilots of the Pride of Detroit, Edward Schlee and William Brock, who flew 12,295 miles from Grace Harbour to Tokyo before quitting and returning by ship; the second is signed by Edward Stinson (Stinson Aircraft), who with 16,000 flight hours was the most experienced pilot in the world at the time of his death in 1932, and George Haldeman, the copilot for Ruth Elder in her 1927 transatlantic attempt; the last is signed by Bert Hassell, who was forced down in Greenland while attempting to fly from Rockford, IL to Stockolmn; nice covers of early pioneers.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6284

United States, Potporii of early airmail events, 1928-1935. Many are event items with newspaper clippings mounted to create unique covers and cards; airport dedications, army airfield maneuvers, 1 Mar 1929 CAM 25 crash mail, mint aviation postcards (Zeppelin, Junkers, Boeing), "Friendship" flyer card, C5 on cover from Chicago to Elko (1926); 5 first transcontinental glider postcards; autographed 1929 balloon races; 200+ items. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.6 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6285

United States, US-Canada cover carried by Floyd Bennett, 1928. A. C. Rosseler envelope postmarked 16 Mar 1928 flown from Staten Island to Winnipeg (receiver mark on reverse) carried by Floyd Bennett a month before the rescue of the Bremen fliers cost him his life, toning and staple marks at right; toned envelope cancelled at Floyd Bennett Field on Dedication Day, 23 Aug 1928 signed by Mrs Floyd Bennett and Bernt Balchen; airport dedication of Floyd Bennett Municipal Airport in Brooklyn, NY (staple damage at right; Boston, MA circle date stamp 27 Jun 1930 commemorating the homecoming of Adm Byrd (staple as well); magazine page with Balchen and Bennett prior to the relief flight to support the Bremen fliers and Hertha Junkers transporting parts for the Bremen; postal receipt card dated 2 May 1933 from Oslo signed by Bernt Balchen for a registered envelope sent from the consignor; ephemera cartoon panel honoring Balchen and Byrd.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6286

United States, CAM 27 first flight guest pilot, 1929. While Charles Lindbergh is estimated to have carried more than a million pieces on hundreds of flights as an airmail pilot, "Lady Lindy" made only one flight; in 1929 Amelia Earhart was invited to pilot the first flight of CAM 27 from Detroit to Cleveland; the envelopes sell for a premium and this one is autographed.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6287

United States, Adams non-stop pick-up, 1929-1934. In an effort to collect airmail without landing, mail sacks were attached to lines strung across poles that permitted pilots to hook the sacks and continue to the next destination; lot includes 7 envelopes autographed by the pilot collecting mail in Youngstown OH on CAM 11; also 11 envelopes from the closing day of A Century of Progress 31 Oct 1934 signed by the pilot and system inventor Lytle S Adams; 18 flown envelopes; corner bumps and minor water stain on inventor's autograph.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6288

United States, Hubert Wilkins and the Nautilus, 1931. 15 covers chronicle the Nautilus from first test to Arctic ice; most have newspaper clippings and typewritten documentation; 2 postmarked Camden NJ 17 Mar 1931 on first test from the shipyards; 3 postmarked at the US Submarine Base New London 3 Jun 1931, one with image of Commander Danenhower, one of Sir Hubert Wilkins, and a third autographed by Lady Suzanne Wilkins; 2 covers with Provincetown MA cds dated 5 Jun 1931 on the way north; 2 from New York 24 Mar 1931 in New York on the date of christening; 3 postmarked the same day in Brooklyn NY, one signed Sloan Danenhower and the other Hubert Wilkins; and lastly a registered cover from Alesund signed by Hubert Wilkins, another from Longyearbyen and the last from London autographed by both Hubert Wilkins and Sloan Danenhower; a powerful lot.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6289

United States, Hubert Wilkins and the Nautilus, 1931. 11 covers chronicle the Nautilus from first test towards the North Pole; most have newspaper clippings and typewritten documentation; postmarked Camden NJ 17 Mar 1931 on first test from the shipyards; postmarked at the US Submarine Base New London 3 Jun 1931; New London circle date stamp autographed by Lady Suzanne Wilkins; 2 covers with Provincetown MA dated 5 Jun 1931 on the way north; New York 24 Mar 1931 in New York on the date of christening; 2 postmarked the same day in Brooklyn NY, one signed Sloan Danenhower and the other Hubert Wilkins; and lastly a registered cover from Alesund signed by Hubert Wilkins, another from Longyearbyen and the last from London autographed by both Hubert Wilkins and Sloan Danenhower; well worth a look.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6290

United States, 1964, 8¢ Goddard First Day Covers autographed by his wife (Scott C69). Selection of better cachets including, Lowry, Fluegel, Fleetwood, Jackson, Art Craft, and two unidentified ones; each is autographed by Mrs Robert H Goddard; one is also signed by Joe Kerwin, Harrison H Schmitt, Bill Pogue and J H Glenn Jr; a TLS dated August 21, 1965 on personal stationary, is signed Ester C Goddard as is a second dated September 2, 1965; a bonus envelope with art from the Dutch Space Travel Archivs is autographed by Harry F Guggenheim, the man who funded Goddard's research; in total 8 envelopes, two letters, and a dozen autographs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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