Lot 1708Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, tied by "Washington D.C., Apr 19, 1930" First Day of Issue slogan machine cancel on round flight cover, purple U.S. and red German flight cachets, signed by Zeppelin commander Dr. Hugo Eckener at bottom center, reverse with green round flight postmark, Extremely Fine, a quintessential $2.60 Graf Zeppelin first day usage signed by Dr. Hugo Eckener; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. C15 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1709San Francisco - Hawaii Navy Pacific Survey Flights (Jan 10-11, 1934), collection of 11 covers and 9 photos in binder; includes eleven cacheted covers (6 different cachets with one signed) four with San Francisco departure cancels, five with ship cancels (USS Breeze, USS Wright, USS Beaver and USS Beaver) and two Fleet Air Base - Pearl Harbor cancels, photos with seven 8x10'' photo of the planes including four of the landing in Hawaii, also two rare 6½x8½'' press photos of the four crew members in each of planes 10-P-2 & 10-P3, with additional historical biography, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1710Pacific Clipper First Flights Collection, 1935-47, collection of 166 pre-war Clipper flights to all Pacific locations with all inter-location flights on separate covers with all color variations of cachets (with both U.S. and foreign issue frankings), includes all of the 1935 Survey Flights (Honolulu, Midway, Wake and Guam), the FAM-14 Flights (flight #'s 1-6, 10-16 plus 1937-38 NZ-US first flights & 1939 inaugural flight California clipper from Philippine Islands, 20-24, 28-40 & 45-49), and the FAM-19 Flights (flight #'s 1-9, 15-23 & 27-29); starting with the 1935 Survey Flights highlighted by the 1935 (August 17) Midway Island - Wake Island First Flight (signed by captain Sullivan, AAMC No. 1240), FAM-14 Flights with all fight legs represented as well as all cachet colors present, and the FAM-19 flights highlighted by 1940 Noumea, New Caledonia registered flight cover bearing the 5fr Paris-Noumea Airmail high value (believed to be a unique on cover usage of this stamp), Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF THE 1935-47 PACIFIC CLIPPER FIRST FLIGHTS.
Lot 1711Postage Due, 1879, 3¢ brown, two pair and two singles, all tied by "Richmond Va. Rec'd, Jun 13" cds's on cover with purple "Louis Tengely, Demarara" double-oval corner card handstamp to Richmond Va., endorsed "per Brig Morning Light", "New york, Jun 12, Ship Letter" backstamp and matching partial "Charge to Collect, 18 cents" handstamps, small flaws, F.-V.F., ex-Arfken.
Scott No. J3 Estimate $200 - 300.