Sale 754

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.

Realized $1,600

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