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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Bermuda Specialized Combination Franking Covers (1931-1941)

Lots 71-80 Lots 81-90 Lots 91-100 Lots 101-102

Lot 71    

Bermuda, 1931 Island Zeppelin Flight to St. Georges, Bermuda, July 1931 Island Zeppelin flight card addressed to Bermuda with green flight cachet, German postmark, and Bermuda July 17 backstamp, franked with uncanceled Iceland 1931, 1k Zeppelin issue (C10); some light toning around stamp, F.-V.F., only this card and one cover are recorded going to Bermuda from this Island flight.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 72    

Bermuda, 1931 First Transatlantic Commercial Flight Attempt by Mrs. Beryl Hart and Lt. William MacLaren, January 7, 1931; with both the cacheted card signed by MacLaren and cacheted cover both with St. Georges Jan 8 backstamp and both refranked with Bermuda stamps for local mail delivery, the flight only made it this far and the plane and pilots were never heard from again on their way to the Azores leg of the trip, Very Fine and choice, based on the Cwiakala book there are only 39 cards and 7 covers recorded for this flight.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lot 73    

Bermuda, 1931-32 Bermuda - U.S. 1930, 5¢ Winged Globe Airmail Combinations, Pair of commercial combination frankings with Bermuda stamps; July 8, 1931 cds ties Bermuda 1d paying ship rate to New York for covers going to Victoria, British Columbia with U.S. 1930, 5¢ Airmail (C12) tied by New York cds, and cover to Pasadena, Cal. with Bermuda 2½d ship rate to U.S. also with U.S. 1930, 5¢ Airmail and both tied by "Hamilton, Feb 17, 1932" machine cancel against regulations (has cut on front that does not detract or affect stamps or cancels); other with small flaws, F.-V.F., very scarce commercial usages in this early period.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 74    

Bermuda, 1932 Hamilton, Bermuda to Toronto, Canada, unusual Bermuda/US combination air cover to Canada (backstamp Aug 9) with Bermuda 2½d and U.S. 5¢ Washington pair (710) all tied by Aug 6, 1932 Bermuda Tourist cancel, Very Fine, a rare use of this issue to pay the air mail rate to Canada, the only recorded use of this U.S. stamp in combination with Bermuda.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $110

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Lot 75    

Bermuda, 1933-37 Bermuda - U.S. 1922 5¢ Bureau Combinations, pair of covers with U.S. 5¢ Bureaus paying commercial foreign air mail rates in combination with Bermuda stamps; Nov 5, 1933 Hamilton cancel ties Bermuda 2½d paying ship rate to N.Y. with U.S. 1922 5¢ Bureau, block of six (557) paying the air rate to Georgetown, British Guiana (backstamp Nov 11th), and April 13, 1937 Hamilton cds tied Bermuda KGVI 1½d paying ship rate to N.Y. and with U.S. 1922 5¢ Bureau, pair paying air rate to Kingston, Jamaica; former with cover folds and light toning on latter, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 76    

Bermuda, 1934 Bermuda - U.S. 1932, 8¢ Winged Globe Airmail Combination, Jul 19, 1934 commercial air cover from Bermuda to Sydney, Australia, franked by 1928, 1d Caravel pair and with U.S. 1932, 8¢ Winged Globe Airmail (C17) all tied by Hamilton, Bermuda machine cancel paying the British sea rate from Bermuda at 2d and airmail service within the U.S. across country to California to catch the next ship to Australia, Very Fine, only a handful of commercial combination U.S./Bermuda covers are known going to the Pacific before WWII.
Scott No. 83    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 77    

Bermuda, 1934 Bermuda - U.S. 1926, 15¢ Airmail Combination Frankings, pair of very scarce combination usages of U.S. 1926, 15¢ Airmail (C8) with Bermuda stamps to foreign countries; March 24, 1934 cover with Bermuda 1½d postage and U.S. 1926, 15¢ Airmail tied by Bermuda tourist cancel to Victoria, Canada and very rare usage sent Sep 25, 1934 with two U.S. 1926, 15¢ Airmails paying the 30¢ rate to Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana (backstamp) with Bermuda "t" in circle due mark for 20 centimes, paid by adding a 10¢ Dutch due stamp on arrival, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 78    

Bermuda, 1934 Bermuda & U.S. Commercial Combination Franking, November 17, 1934 airmail cover to the British Legation in Lima, Peru (backstamp) with Bermuda 2½d ship rate postage to New York, N.Y. and then by air with U.S.1926, 20¢ Airmail pair (C9) paying the 40¢ rate tied by New York, N.Y. cds, Very Fine, a remarkable destination for a commercial combination franking originating in Bermuda as little mail going to South America from Bermuda is recorded.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 79    

Bermuda, 1934 Bermuda - U.S. 1932, 8¢ Winged Globe Airmail Combinations, pair of commercial combination frankings with Bermuda stamps; March 27, 1934 Hamilton tourist slogan ties both Bermuda 1½d paying ship rate to Canada, and U.S. 1932, 8¢ Winged Globe Airmail (C17) added to pay air rate to Victoria, Canada from New York, and November 1934 cover with tri-color 2½d Bermuda franking paying ship rate to U.S. and with U.S. 1932, 8¢ Winged Globe Airmail (C17) tied by Boston, Mass cds on cover going to Long Beach, Cal., Very Fine, this stamp and rate were used for less than two years and so these commercial covers originating from Bermuda are rare.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 80    

Bermuda, 1935 Commercial Combination Airmail Cover, June 1935 cover from Bermuda to the British Legation in Lima, Peru (backstamp) with 1935 2½d Silver Jubilee tied by Ireland Island, Bermuda cds, in combination with U.S. 1927 Lindbergh Airmail, vertical pair (C10) on front and four U.S. 1931, 5¢ Airmails (C16) on reverse all tied paying the 40¢ air rate to Peru at the time; toning around stamps, Fine, this is the only recorded Bermuda combination usage with U.S. 1927 Lindbergh Airmail recorded.
Scott No. 102    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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