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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Airmail Postal History

Lots 2661-2668

Lot 2661    

1983 NASA Space Shuttle, 30 flown Space Shuttle covers with proper folders, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $170

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Lot 2662    

Airmail Covers, group of over 160 covers, some censored, few better destinations incl. Monte Carlo, Ceylon, New Zealand, 1943 Hawaii to Australia, 1936 Hawaii to Germany, noted 1911 Aeroplane Station No. 1 Rochester N.Y. duplex use, 1931 American Samoa first flight cover #1127A, Clipper flights, some Prexie and Transport frankings, registered, etc.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $425

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Lot 2663    

Airmail Crash Cover Collection, 1920-50's, of over 50 items; includes many early flight including the Jan. 1921 San Francisco - Chicago "Airplane Fire" (AAMC 21.1), 1921 Rock Springs, Wyo. crash (21.4), the 1921 "S.F. Calif. July 16, Damaged in Air Plane Fire" (21.5), the 1923 Cochranton, Pa. accident (23.1), later including the scarce 1937 Knight, Wyo. crash with Damage cachet (37.6a), etc.; an excellent group for the airmail enthusiast.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,100

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Lot 2664    

Airmail Postal History Balance, of approximately 30 covers; mostly 1920's usages with 1st & 2nd airmail issues, few nice early C3 usages, various first flights; inspect.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $475

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Lot 2665    

Early Airmail Flight Covers, 1918-26, group of 33 covers all bearing a 1st or 2nd issue airmail issue; includes 14 #C3 usages from a range of flights, including usage to Canada, Special Delivery combination, registered with 10¢ Pan-Am issues, etc., nice mix of other issues with some similar usages, first flight cachets, Roessler "Winged Letters", etc.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $1,300

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Lot 2666    

Flight Cover Collection, group of over 70 flight-related covers assembled by a European collector in a binder, features a nice assortment of Macon items including. crash covers, early flight postcards, 1924 "Orville Wright Day" Roessler cover, various Zepp first flights including. 'Round the World, 9 items franked with C18 baby Zepp, Hindenberg flights and a disaster cover, signed items, special markings etc., many better items throughout, well worth inspection.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 2667    

Flight Cover Group, of approximately 440 covers including First Flights, Trans-Atlantic and Pacific, foreign and more, mostly from 1930-40's, great variety of cachets, markings and signatures, inspection will definitely prove rewarding.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $550

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Lot 2668    

United States Collection, 1935-81, a very extensive assembly of Pan American material encompassing 165+ items; includes first flight and covers (70), Cards mint and used (70), time tables, advertising material, stock certificates and general ephemera, includes 2 covers and a card signed by Captain Edwin Musick! very nice grouping of some unusual material which would be difficult to duplicate, Aero collectors will love this lot! please inspect.
Estimate    $350 - 500.

Realized: $400

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