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Worldwide Airmail Postal History

Lots 675-684 Lots 685-694 Lots 695-697

Lot 685    

New Guinea, 1939-41 Airmail Covers, group of four covers bearing 1931-39 Airmail issues; includes 5d Airmail (S.G. 182) on 1841 cover Rabul to Sydney, 1d + 4d Airmails (213+181) on 1840 cover Wau to Queensland, 5d Airmail (218) on 1841 cover to Hobart, and 1d+1½d pair+2d+6d two singles (213+214+215+219) on 1939 censor cover Lae to England, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $450

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Lot 686

Withdrawn.

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Lot 687    

Thailand, 1936 Thailand - Japan Friendship Flight, two flown items; includes cover endorsed "Bangkok - Japan Special Flight" franked with 1928, 15s dark blue, and a picture post card endorsed "By Asahi Aeroplane" franked with 1928, 5s dark violet, horizontal pair, stamps tied by Bangkok cds and each with "Tokio, 19.12.36" receiving cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $150

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Lot 688    

United States, Flight Covers, interesting lot of flight covers in twelve albums most franked with Map, Lindbergh or Beacon Issues, however some nice First Issue Airmails are included, wide variety of cachets and flights, please inspect (no photo).
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $900

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Lot 689    

United States, Private Airmail Adhesives, a fascinating group mount on exhibition pages of the short lived Private Airmail adhesives issued by Western Airlines, American Express, Burlington Northern & Pride during the early 1980's, includes adhesives, first day covers and a few mint sheets, also included is a folder of items issued by the Independent Postal System of America (IPSA) from the early 1970's, a wonderful group for further research (no photo).
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $230

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Lot 690    

United States, Akron Dirigible, 1912, Souvenir card made from fabric from the Akron airship explosion which occurred on July 2, 1912, mailed from Atlantic City (postmarked Jul. 17) where the accident occurred to Michigan with message, "Saw the ruins of this airship this afternoon", Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $250

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Lot 691    

United States, 1912 Los Angeles Pioneer Flight Covers, 6 flown (2 covers, 4 postcards) with wide variety of days and markings (including 4 with "This piece of mail was carried…." special marking), Very Fine, great lot of these popular items (no photo).
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $550

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Lot 692    

United States, Airmail Postal History Collection, 1918-49, of over 180 cover and cards neatly arranged in large binder; starting with unusual C1 & C2 usages on separate "Curtis Sea Gull" post cards, July 15th 1918 #C3 flight usage, C13-C15 on separate flight covers, C18 covers including cachet and block of four usages, 1936 Transpacific issue FDC cachets and later including 1941 Transport including Crosby cachets, and other issues to 1949 including various flights; worth review (no photo).
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $2,400

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Lot 693    

United States Airmail Covers, 1918-1927, lot 199 covers in two small cover album franked with C1-C6, various different franking and usage, predominantly C4-C6, however a number of early C3 covers are noted with early Airmail postmarks, some are legal size covers, Fine-Very Fine, please inspect (no photo).
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $2,000

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Lot 694    

United States Dirigible Flight Covers, group of 40 covers mounted on exhibit pages & carried on various American flights of the U.S.S. Los Angeles, U.S.S. Akron & U.S.S. Macon, generally Very Fine (no photo).
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $650

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