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


Early Airmail Flights: Collections, Groups and Miscellaneous




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Lot 6029

Canada, Airmail Semi-Officials, 1927-1928. Calling Canadian aerophilatelists; curious Patricia Airways semiofficial on envelope from Greenly Island right after the Bremen fliers landed, autographed by rescue pilot Duke Schiller, Hersa Junkers, and rescued navigator Col Jack Fitzmaurice, a key item EXCEPT, it is two weeks later and Patricia Airways was no longer using their stamps, the address (Capt E K Mulcahy) is an alias for A C Roessler, so what is up with this cover? The stamp is still collectable and the autographs are genuine; the balance were flown on Western Canada Airways, including a 1927 colorful cover from Ottawa, one from Red Lake with an orange reprint of the famous London to London stamp; as well as five with the Western Canada Airways semiofficials; 8 envelopes in total.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6030

Canada, Balbo flight from Canada to Chicago, 1933. 10 envelopes mailed from Montreal to Chicago to honor Italo Balbo; each has add on newspaper clippings, one of two Rome cinderellas, and 4 cents postage due; colorful.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6031

Central America, Early airmail, 1927-1932. Cuba (8); Haiti (8) FAM 6; Dominican Republic (5) FAM 6; Panama (5) first flight to El Salvador and Venezuela; Nicaragua commercial mail; Honduras; and Guatemala registered; 29 covers; clean lot.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6032

Germany, Better airmail collection, 1906-1938. Wonderful mix of commercial, registered, and philatelic covers; 2 autographs of S A Shestakov, leader of Russian fliers on a around the world west to east flight; commemorative covers related to Thomas Alva Edison, autograph of Mary Heath at 1929 National Air Races; magnificent set of engraved entires with the 2pf, 5pf and 10pf values; registered airmail from Uruguay, registered three value franking from Australia, 4 different picture postcards (including Hitler with small children) dated 1 Mar 1935 (1st day of SAAR), Germany registered (including US postage due), Czech airmail with revalued overprints, registered Latvia, early Hungary; Danzig, Austria, Russia, Switzerland; mint Hitler postcard as patriot (Marz 1933); lots to research; 100+ better covers. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6033

Mexico, First flights by air, 1928-1929. Useful collection postmarked Matamoros, Queretaro, Mexico City, Nuevo Laredo, Agua Prieta, Tampico and Saltulo, includes registered express; 39 items in total. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6034

United States, 140 test flight related aviation envelopes. 23 have signatures (a total of 35) related to NASA training and experimental aviation; autographs include, Edward Mendenhall Tom McMurtry, Don Mallick, Steve Ishmael, Fitz Fulton, Vic Horton, Skip Guidry, Charlie Justice, Gary Krier, E Enevoldsen, Ray MacPherson, Bill Casey, Stan Boyd, Kenneth Bowersox, Al White and Joe Cotton; also 117 unsigned from numerous programs including, LLRV (Goldey), F-8, C-5, XB-70, F-111A, YF-12, A-7, X-24B, M-2, B-52, B-1, Gulfstream II, T-38, Jet Star, and B-747 shuttle carrier; clean. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6035

United States, Airmail Postal History, Vin Fiz/Cal Rogers Beginning of Exhibition. Brilliant selection of Vin Fiz/Cal Rodgers memorabilia, includes pamphlet "Story of My Flying" by Cal Rodgers (8) c1910 picture postcards (5) photos, two books- Stein "Flight of the Vin Fiz" and Lebow "Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz" (53) commemorative covers & cards, all Vin Fiz material is scarce, a terrific start of a medal winning display, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.2 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6036

United States, Government airmail flights, 1918-1925. First trip Washington - New York (101A1) with 27 cents paid with definitives plus 10 cents special delivery backstamped Atlantic City NJ; beautiful Roessler Philadelphia - New York (101C1) with 21 cents on the face and 6 cents on the reverse; Roessler Lock Haven - New York (109c) marked special delivery with a C2; Springfield IL - Chicago (155); Hartford - New York (156a); 614-616 on transcontinental route New York - Chicago (167d); 611 block on same route (167d); C4-6 on New York - San Francisco (167n) without receiver; also Chicago - Cheyenne (167) and Cheyenne - Chicago (167); Lakehurst - Bermuda 21 Feb 1925 (Frost 126-8) USS Los Angeles autographed by C E Rosendahl; two cacheted examples of 21 Apr 1925 Lakehurst - Bermuda (Frost 126-9); same flight but 18 Apr instead of the usual 15 Apr (Frost 126-9B); return leg (Bermuda - New York) cover (Frost 126-9A2); Lakehurst - Mayaguez (Frost 126-10A); San Juan - New York (Frost 126-10C); USS Shehnandoah at Governor's Conference with USS Patoka cancel signed by C E Rosendahl (Mi ZR 1 2A); Mayaguez - New York (Frost 126-10C) signed C E Rosendahl; lovely Elko NV to Chicago 25 Mar 1925 unlisted; stunning New York - San Francisco - New York (172); 12 covers (177) from New York, Chicago, Bryant, Bellefonte and Des Moines; drop mail postcard from Bodensee; unused postcard showing USS Los Angeles moored to USS Patoka and another leaving Bermuda; Oct 1st 1925 crash mail (AAMC 25.2); too late for Adm Byrd's America, still went Chicago to France; USS Leviathan catapult mail autographed Clarence Chamberlin; New York - Rome in "Old Glory" 7 Aug 1927 Unlisted (2 examples); catalog exceeds $4,000; what a wonderful volume. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.8 lbs.
AAMC 101A1; $450. AAMC 101C1; $500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 6037

United States, A C Roessler, 1918-1926. C2 franked Chicago to New York (109) 9 Sep 1918 (catalogs $100); pair 535 franked New York to Chicago (110e) 17 Dec 1918 (catalogs $50), Mears and Brown Round The World flight (PP11b2) 1 Aug 1930 (catalogs $295), Orville Wright Day (169) 2 Oct 1924 (catalogs $ 50), Hart and MacLaren transatlantic flight (1130) dated 7 Jan 1931 (catalogs $ 150), F7-2 Nassau-Miami (4 without no cachets), Lindbergh Day in Panama, cover cancelled during the Kansas City Republican Convention autographed by VP Charles Curtis, 15 copies of the 1926 Sesquicentennial FDC without cachet (catalogs $225); some nice items here.
AAMC PP100b2; $295. AAMC 1130; $150.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6038

United States, Early airmail stamps on cover, 1918-1927. 12 covers (many from stamp dealers) from the first decade of Government flights; C2 on 15 Jul 1918 NY to Phili, C2 on 4 Sep 1918 NY to Chicago (catalog $100), C3 on 16 Aug 1920 Chicago to St Louis (catalog $50), C2 on 1 Jul 1924 (x4) Chicago to San Francisco (catalog $200), as well as 5 covers that include C4; attractive lot.
AAMC 108; $100. AAMC 167d; $50.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6039

United States, 100+ early CAM flights, 1926-1935. Numerous signed by the postmaster and or pilot; a few airport dedications sprinkled in; also noted three C8 FDC; crash mail signed by pilot (1 Mar 1929) Daytona Beach and another, also signed postmarked Macon GA; first overnight New York to Chicago backstamped Bryan OH and Chicago IL; bonus, 10 first stratosphere flight carried by Wiley Post. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 6040

United States, CAMs, Expositions, and early flight, 1926-1930. 300+ covers in 6 binders; large percentage are Mauck and use C10; better items include C10 FDC from Little Falls and Washington, 17 cent Wilson FDC, C5 on envelope between Chicago and San Francisco, FDCs from the 1926 Midwestern Philatelic Exhibition; clean in glassine sleeves. Shipping charges apply - weight 13.4 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 6041

United States, 25th anniversary of flight scrapbook, 1928. The scrapbook is falling apart but the history it contains is par excellence; autographs on cover include, Orville Wright, Lois Bleriot, Glenn Curtis, Edward Stinson (endurance record), Lt John Harding (1924 World Cruiser), Clarence Chamberlin, Arthur Goebel (Pacific pioneer flight), Edward Schlee and William Brock (round the world record), George Haldeman, Anthony Fokker, Guiseppe Bellanca, Charles Dawes (US Vice President), C Jayette Taylor (NACA), Igor Sikorsky, John Philip Sousa (Stars and Stripes Forever), Charles Lawrence (designed Whirlwind engine), Calvin Coolidge, W P Mac Craken Jr (1st gov issued pilot's license), Harry Guggenheim, Bernt Balchen, Shay Heath, B. B Lipsner (1st superintendent of airmail service), Max Bromberg, George Dunlap (Curtis mechanic who witnessed the 1st woman pilot in 1910), W Emmerson, Harry Lindquist, Richard Schwartz, Frank Hawks and W. O. Saunders (Wright Brothers monument); there are several great duplicates you can trade (sadly you only get one Orville Wright); tremendous item for the top bidder. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.6 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6042

United States, scrapbook of world aviation, 1928-32. Begins with unbelievable magazine photographs of the 1932 USS Akron accident, when four sailors on mooring lines were pulled into the air, one dropped 15 feet and broke his arm, two were pulled hundreds of feet before they fell to their deaths, and the last seaman held on thousands of feet up for more than 2 hours before he was rescued; autograph of the first pilot to cross the Atlantic in an airplane, Arthur Brown; clippings about Glenn Curtis and Admiral Moffett; lots of clippings about the USS Akron; 4 autographs of Kingsford Smith; 3 signatures of Berlin to Chicago aspirant Wolfram Hirth; articles in the Lindbergh beacon, autograph of DO-X pilot C H Schildhauer; 3 great DO-X postcards; elegant 8" x 10" sepia portrait of a woman in a stole and hat taken in Chicago. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.6 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 6043

United States, Midwestern Philatelic Exhibition, 1928. Pair of stunning FDCs; C10a booklet pane with deep color and striking green hand cancel, unusual with SC 645 (also issued at the show), with beautiful show cachet; paired with a block and single with a contrasting blue hand stamp; magnificent; does not have booklet tab.
Scott $875. Scott $68.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6044

United States, Aviation and military autographs, 1931-1933. 10 autographs on cover plus cut signature of Chicago Postmaster; 4 German war ace Ernst Udet, 1931 National Air Races, and the others at the 1933 races; Friedrich Lohse, 1927 Germany to US attempt; Paul Koenig, U-boat captain; 2 Amy Mollison, world record holder lost at sea in WWII;and 2 Laura Ingalls, solo 17,000 mile flight.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6045

United States, First Ellsworth Trans-Antarctic flight attempt, 1933. Typed letter signed on flight expedition letterhead dated 10 Apr 1933 to collector signed Hubert Wilkins along with envelope (reduced at left) from the expedition offering to take flight covers to Norway; toning over signature from attached newspaper clipping.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6046

U.S.S.R., Soviet flight over the Pole, 1937-38. 2 post cards with newspaper maps as add on cachets autographed by Soviet fliers, Valery Chkalov, Georgi Baidukov and Alexander Beliakov; card with 4 hinged stamps honoring their flight from the USSR over the Pole to the US (2 sets of autographs and two sets of stamps; 5 stamp (and a label) hinged to card celebrating the rescue of the North Pole 1 (PN-1) expedition in 1938, autographed by the marooned leader (Otto Schmidt) and rescue coordinator (George Yushakoff), there are two sets of stamps and autographs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6047
Worldwide, Aviation luminaries on envelopes, 1903-1940. Orville Wright on 25th anniversary Kitty Hawk cover; Louis Bleriot on registered letter from France; Roscoe Turner famous speed pilot (x5); Walter Wellman 1909 flight attempt from Atlantic City to Europe (x2); Giuseppe Mario Bellanca on 25th anniversary Kitty Hawk cover; Carl Spatz (x3) commander of The Question Mark; Alan B Shepard Jr first American in space; Earle Ovington first airmail pilot and Frank Hitchcock PMG 1911; Amelia Earhart on 1931 NY air show; Francesco De Pinedo (x3) New York to Persia; Charles Kingsford Smith transatlantic flight; Wolfgang von Gronau, Fritz Albrecht, Edward Zimmer transatlantic flyers; Frank M Hawks transcontinental flyer; R H Goddard (x2) rocket pioneer; Capt Eddie Rickenbacker WWI ace; 130+ autographs in total with several complete crews on cover and vast majority in the 1930-1935 time period; just enough duplication to be useful. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6048

Worldwide, US and world flight with lots of autographs, 1927-1936. Hausner rescued at sea after floating 8 days autograph of British tanker Circe Shell captain; USS Macon christening (with postage due); A Piccard, the aeronaut on cover; Wright memorial dedication; Capt Wolfgang von Gronau, Fritz Albrecht, Franz Hack and Edward Zimmer (2 sets on cover); Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon Jr (3 covers); SS Europa catapult mail (17 Sep 1931 and another 27 Sep 1931), both autographed by the pilot; signature of Capt George Fried (SS President Roosevelt) who rescued flier Lou Reichers; Lou Reichers autograph on envelope postmarked SS President Roosevelt; Willy Rody, Christian Johanssen and Fernando Da Costa Viega rescued off the coast of Newfoundland 22 Sep 1931 (4 sets on cover); beautiful Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte signatures on registered cover; 14 more autographs from the von Gronau flight; Mears 1928 round the world flight signed John Henry Mears; scarce Hurbert Wilkins on cover from Barrow AK to Spitsbergen; lastly NY to Newfoundland cover in support of the Nungesser-Coli search expedition (catalog value $100+); lots of value here. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
AAMC PP470; $475. AAMC PP64; $675.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6049

Worldwide, Better worldwide airmail and autographs, 1924-1933. 1929 reprint of The New York Herald from 1879 about the electric lamp, three FDC (no cachet) blocks of 654 in Menlo Park, stunning autograph of Thos A Edison on #10 postmarked Orange NJ; legal-sized paquebot Byrd Antarctic mail dated 29 Nov 1929; first flight C10 blocks to Ecuador; five registered express covers from Stockholm; catapult mail from the SS Ile de France, another off the Bremen; Harry S. New PMG on airport dedication; commander of SS Karlsruhe Erwin Wassner and German sea raider during WWI Count Felix von Luckner (4 + an additional four on sepia portrait cards); Charles Holman and Arthur C Goebel on air race covers; IN Governor Harry G Leslie on better Georges Rogers Clark cover; T G M Settles Lt USN on balloon races envelope; Springfield IL postmaster William Conkin, pilot Walter Bragwell, and chief pilot (Lindbergh's replacement) Bud Gurney on event cover; Clarence Chamberlin on Syracuse aircraft show cover; Alfred E Smith on Democratic National Convention envelope (also unused ticket to the event), Republican National Convention cover autographed by Herbert Hoover (water smudge), and another by VP Charles Curtis; Bud Gurney and Heinie Steiner on event envelope; American Legion Chief Paul V McNutt on cover; first flight US to Winnipeg by Floyd Bennett, also dedication cover from Floyd Bennett field and scarce Nungesser - Coli fund envelope; Miami to Cristobal (FAM 5) carried by Lindbergh, Bolivian airmail carried by Jimmy Doolittle, Haiti to Cuba flown by Basil Rowe; commemorative envelopes honoring Amelia Earhart; magnificent early airmail from Latvia, Danzig, Russia, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Senegal; also London-Egypt-India via Imperial Airways; well worth a look. Shipping charges apply - weight 3 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6050

Worldwide, Better flights and stamp sets on cover, 1924-1935. Several examples of registered express Stockholm to New York (1929); first flight Galway to London (1929), 2 Karlsruhe steamer air mail (1929); Breman catapult postcard (1929); Warsaw to Gdansk (1925); express stamp on Torino to Rome card (1917); Denmark to Germany (1925); Imperial Airways first flight South Africa to England (1932); autogiro flight autographed by pilot in London (1934); 6 Danzig express envelopes (1923); 2 beautiful SCADTA Ecuador provisional overprints (1929); 16 early Swiss airmails (1925); 14 pioneer German air service (1926); Rangoon to Croydon (1931); significant catalog value; 120+ better covers. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.4 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6051

Worldwide, Early airmail from around the world, 1870-1940. Two examples of Paris balloon mail (1870); two Hungarian balloon post (1915); Chile (1930); Austria (1924); Lithuania (1921); Mexico (1929); Syria (1923); Denmark (1926); Egypt (1921); Honduras (1930); Cuba (1928); Newfoundland (1929); Panama (1930); Papua (1930); Venezuela (1930); Uruguay (1925); Latvia (1925); Hungary (1930); Russia (1927); Austria (1927); Czechoslovakia (1925); Ecuador (1928); Poland (1921); Philippine Islands (1926); and Germany (1936); wonderful lot for the airmail specialist. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 6052

Worldwide, Airmail balance lot, 1921-1935. German airmail postcard (1921); Dresden N25 (several postcards), Danzig registered (1923); Switzerland (1926); oversized 1927 continental airmail in Germany and onto Chicago; Latvia (1924); Cuba (1928); Haiti (1927); Canada (1928); also box with 100+ FAMS (most late 1920's); bonus 6 unlisted New York to Rome non-stop transatlantic flight on hotel stationery (franked with 3 C10s), and 2 "Too Late" to accompany Adm Byrd on 1927 transatlantic flight. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6053
Worldwide, Commemorative aviation medals, 1927-1934. Two substantial 4" hefty medallions honoring Charles A Lindbergh, one gold color and the other bronze, beautifully well made and worthy of display; elegant bronze medallion for Hermann Kohl (about 3"); three quarter sized gold colored coins for Lindbergh, Earhart, and the Bremen Fliers; half dollar sized German issues for Bremen Fliers (2 different), Baron von Richthofen (two different); junk coin for Italian aircraft and a poor Lindbergh, two copper Hindenburg coins, and an odd Hitler/Hindenburg friendship coin; bonus, metal pin that reads Weltausstellung Zeppelin Tag Chicago 1933; 19 items in total. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 6054
Worldwide, glass plate negatives, Libya plate, and cannonball airmail. 16 glass plate photographs (8 3x5 and 8 4x6) of early aviation, recognize Bremen flight and aircraft from the 1919 round the world flight, 8 are positives and the others are negatives; 1st Tactical Mission Squadron 1956 Operation SUNFLASH in Tripoli, hammered commemorative plate showing the Regulus cruise missile in flight over an Arab on a camel; cannon mail fired in Tampa in 1939, envelope signed by act and has article with it (very attractive). Shipping charges apply - weight 4 lbs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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