Lot 2062India, 1931-33 Pigeongram Covers. 5 covers each accompanied by A Message from His Excellency the Viceroy pigeongram message; two 1931 Hazaribagh to Calcutta covers and three 1933 Chandernagore to Calcutta covers, messages all sent by different pigeons, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2063India, 1932 Attempted Round the World Flight by German Seaplane "Atlantis". Flight cover franked with 1a + 3p definitives tied by "Ragoon G.P.O., 29 Apr, 32" cds with Calcutta backstamp, flight etiquette tied by purple "Atlantis, Junkers, D-1925, Ichapur, 14 April, 1932" cachet date stamp and additional expedition cachet at left, reverse signed Stephen H. Smith (Honorary Secretary, Indian Airmail Society), includes additional card signed by Capt Hans Bertram with photo and expedition cachet handstamp, Very Fine. AAMC No. 1162 $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Capt. Hans Bertam and crew set out from Kiel, Germany on February 27th in their seaplane "Atlantis" on a round the world expedition. They reached India safely but where forced down in the Indian Ocean. Plane and crew were rescued and the flight was discontinued.
Lot 2064Iraq, Undelivered Through Capitulation at KUT. Violet 2-line handstamp on 1915 postcard from England with 1d scarlet used from Southend to a private in the East Surrey Regiment attached to 2nd Norfolks, the British 6th Division advanced towards Bagdad but suffered high casualties at the battle of Ctesiphon and were besieged at Kut, which surrendered on April 29, 1916, Very Fine, an extremely scarce marking.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2065Iraq, 1923, ½a-10r Pictorials complete, lightly toned o.g., F.-V.F.
SG No. 41-53 £190 ($308).
Lot 2066Ireland, 1922, 9p black brown. Bottom right margin block of 18, o.g., never hinged, pristine & well centered, crease & hinged in selvage only, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 7 $855.
Lot 2067Ireland, 1922, 1½p red brown. Pristine blocks of 9 and 18, the block of 9 with two overprint varieties and right selvage; both fresh & never hinged, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott No. 46 $270.
Lot 2068Ireland, 1925, 2s6d chocolate brown Seahorse, narrow overprint. Pristine top corner block with selvage, couple hinge marks in selvage only, block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Choice Very Fine. SG No. 83.
Scott No. 77 $500.
Lot 2069Ireland, 1934, 1p rose Coil. Strip of 6, pristine never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott No. 87 $345.
Lot 2070 /Ireland, Postage Dues, 1925, ½d-6d complete. Blocks of 4, bright colors, usual centering, ½p & 6p have 1 NH stamp each, 1p & 2p have 2 NH stamps each, o.g., hinged or never hinged, fresh and Fine. SG No. D1-4.
Scott No. J1-J4 $736.