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Bermuda Specialized Combination Franking Covers (1931-1941) continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
81     110 imageBermuda, 1936 Hindenburg Trans-Atlantic Flight from Hamilton, Bermuda. May 6, 1936 very rare Hindenburg Trans-Atlantic US/Bermuda combination flight cover, franked with 1936 2½d dark blue & light blue tied by Hamilton cds and U.S. 1926, 20¢ Airmail pair (C9) tied by "New York, May 11, 1936" machine postmark, flight cachet and Frankfurt backstamp, Very Fine, the Cwiakala Bermuda flight book only records one, however there are now 4 recorded examples, an exceptional usage originating from Bermuda and on a Hindenburg flight that started in Bermuda exactly one year before the disaster.
Scott No. 110; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
82     107+110 imageBermuda, 1936 Hamilton, Bermuda Commercial Double Rate Air Letter. Jun 10, 1936 legal size cover with 1936 1½d + 2½d KGV (paying the double weight ship rate to New York) and eleven U.S. 1926, 20¢ Airmails (C9) applied to front and back and all cancelled paying the $2.20 air rate for a double weight letter to Buenos Aires, Argentina (backstamp), Very Fine, a rare rate that lasted a short time.
Scott No. 107+110; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
83     114 imageBermuda, 1936 Registered Air Combination Franking. Sep 10, 1936 cover to Crossroads, Jamaica (backstamp) with 1936, 1sh6d brown tied by Hamilton cds, manuscript Bermuda "R 834" registration mark and U.S. 1926, 20¢ Airmails (C9) tied by regular New York, N.Y. cds; some light toning, F.-V.F., few registered combination franked covers from Bermuda are recorded carried on foreign airmail flights during this time, the registration fee for the trip was prepaid in Bermuda while the airmail rate was paid with U.S. stamps.
Scott No. 114; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
84       imageBermuda, 1936-37 Bermuda - U.S. 1934, 6¢ Winged Globe Airmail Combinations. Group of three combination frankings with Bermuda illustrating different types of usages; commercial cover from Inverurie Hotel in Bermuda with Bermuda 2½d paying ship rate to U.S. and U.S. 1934, 6¢ Airmail (C19) both tied by March 1936 machine cancel on cover to Miami, Florida; March 1936 cover with Pair of Bermuda 2½d Caravel tied by light "Docks Hamilton" cds paying the supplementary rate for covers posted directly at the dock to expedite shipping on the first available ship along with U.S. 1934, 6¢ Airmail tied by New York cds to Chicago (cover flaws); registered air usage to Washington State with Bermuda KGVI coronation stamps tied by "Hamilton, Jun 30, 1937" cds paying the 5½d regular ship rate to New York and then with U.S. 1934, 6¢ Airmail tied by New York cds paying air rate, F.-V.F., scarce trio - especially the supplementary rate cover.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
85       imageBermuda, 1937 Hamilton, Bermuda to Managua, Phillippines. July 1937 cover franked by Bermuda KGVI 2½d Coronation to pay steamer/ship rate to New York, with U.S. 1923, 6¢ + 10¢ Bureaus (558+562) tied by "New York, Jul 19, 1937" cds on likely FAM first fight cover to Managua, Nicaragua (backstamp), Very Fine, very rare destination for a Bermuda/USA combination cover and the only one recorded.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
86       imageBermuda, 1937 Bermuda - U.S. Airmail & Special Delivery Combination. Hamilton Bermuda June 1937 cds ties KGVI 2½d Coronation on U.S. combination air and special delivery franking sent by ship to N.Y. and then by air (C19) to Boston, Mass backstamp and with Special Delivery (E15) both tied by different N.Y. cancels, Very Fine, less than five commercial Bermuda combination covers that show the prepayment of air and special delivery within the U.S. with the proper stamps.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
87       imageBermuda, 1937-41 Bermuda - U.S. 1927 10¢ Special Delivery Combinations. Group of 4 different usages with U.S. 1927 10¢ Special Delivery (E15); 1937 single ship rate to N.Y. paid by KGVI 2½d Coronation, similar cover but at the supplementary rate with partial Docks Hamilton cancel in Dec 1937, KGVI 7½d air rate to New York used Oct 1941 (pictured on page 42 of Cwiakala Bermuda Air book), and a very scarce registry ship rate cover to N.Y. in Mar 1938, Very Fine, a great group for the specialist showing different Bermuda rates in combination with U.S. 1927 10¢ Special Delivery issue.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
88       imageBermuda, 1937 Bermuda "Cavalier" First Flight Cover. June 15, 1937 cover at 9d rate to N.Y. sent with U.S. 1927, 10¢ Special Delivery (E15) tied by N.Y. cancel and with "Fee Claimed" handstamp for the service applied on the front, Very Fine and choice, although this flight was fairly prolific, only a handful of combination frankings exist.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
89       imageBermuda, 1938 Bermuda - U.S. 1934, 50¢ Transpacific Airmail Combination. March 24, 1938 commercial cover with Bermuda KGVI 2½d and 1½d tied by Hamilton cds paying the double ship mail rate to New York, with U.S. 50¢ Bureau + 1934, 50¢ Airmail, two singles (701+C22) tied by N.Y. cds of March 28th paying the $1.50 triple air rate to Manila, Philippines (backstamp April 14th); cover wrinkles and opening flaws, F.-V.F., this is the only recorded commercial combination US/Bermuda air rate cover during the KGVI period from Bermuda to the Philippines.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
90       imageBermuda, 1938 Imperial Airways First Flight. March 19, 1938 Baltimore, Md. to Bermuda carried the day after the Pan American Airway flight with Bermuda franking added and cancelled by "Hamilton March 22, 1938" cds for the return flight, backstamp in N.Y. on March 24th, Very Fine, not only are there only five covers recorded from this flight, this is the only one known for the return flight, which was probably done by Pan American Airway along the same route, a rare item of the early days of Bermuda commercial aviation.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
91       imageBermuda, 1938 Pan American Airway Covers. Pair of very scarce FAM 17 Bermuda/US combination frankings both with flight cachet and backstamp; Canada/US/Bermuda three country franking paying for the return trip back to Canada (less than 10 recorded) and cover franked by U.S. 1934, 6¢ Airmail (C19) paying internal air mail rate from NYC to Baltimore, then with U.S. 1926, 10¢ Airmail (C7) tied by "Baltimore Mar 16, 1938" cds paying air rate to Bermuda and a Bermuda 1sh Caravel paying the air rate back to the U.S. (few recorded); light toning on the former, otherwise Very Fine, exceptional usages for this very popular FAM flight.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
92       imageBermuda, 1938-39 Bermuda - U.S. 1926, 10¢ Airmail Combination Frankings. Group of three covers illustrating different types of usages; unusual 1938 Western World paquebot type usage with Bermuda franking rejected and U.S. postage cancelled on cover to Nassau, Bahamas (a bit soiled), commercial Hamilton Hotel cover with Bermuda 1/6p paying rate on SS Monarch of Bermuda and two U.S. 1926, 10¢ Airmails tied by N.Y. March 20, 1939 cds paying the very scarce double weight air letter rate, and May 1939 incoming U.S. air rate cover to St. Georges West, Bermuda that is refranked and forwarded back by ship with KGVI Bermuda 2½d tied by St Georges cds; few cover flaws, F.-V.F., great and diverse usages of the U.S. 1926, 10¢ Airmail stamp.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
93       imageBermuda, 1938 Bermuda - U.S. 1934, 20¢ Transpacific Airmail Combinations. Pair of commercial air covers from Bermuda using U.S. airmail routes to the West Indies and South America; Bermuda KGVI 2½d ship rate franking sent from Hamilton April 10, 1938 via N.Y. with U.S. 1934, 20¢ Airmail (C21) tied by N.Y. cds to Half Way Tree, Jamaica (backstamp) and similar from July 1938 with scarce 55¢ air rate to Buenos Aires, Argentina made up of U.S. 1926, 10¢ + two 1934, 20¢ Airmails; later with tone spots around some stamps, F.-V.F., excellent commercial usages showing different air rates at the time.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
94       imageBermuda, 1938 Hamilton, Bermuda to New York, N.Y. Hamilton Feb 2, 1938 cds ties various KGVI low values making the 9d air rate to N.Y. on commercial air/special delivery underpaid cover with U.S. 1¢ Bureau + 3¢ Washington, three singles (632+720) making up the prepayment of the special delivery rate and then with Bermuda due mark rated at high 180 centimes that was paid by 36¢ of U.S. due stamps (flaws from cover overlapp) applied to the front, F.-V.F., apparently underpaid by 9d and charged at double penalty rate, though the special delivery portion was correct, an attractive and scarce combination franking.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
95       imageBermuda, 1939 Special Dual Trans-Atlantic First Flight. With first being the Sep 24, 1939 Horta flight to Bermuda, with special cachet and Bermuda arrival backstamp for Sep 26 and then censored with Bermuda CM21 #3 censor mark in blue green and refranked by Bermuda 1sh KGVI pair tied by "Hamilton, 16 Nov, 1939" cds, first flight along FAM 18 route back to the Azores with Nov 20th arrival, Very Fine, a spectacular dual first flight cover, with only four combination frankings recorded.
Estimate; $600 - 800. (Image1)
Est. $600-800
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
96       imageBermuda, 1939 North Atlantic Air Service. May 26, 1939 registered cover from Great Britain to Bermuda that was readdressed, refranked correct registered air rate (2sh3d with rare use of Bermuda KGVI 2sh keyplate for forwarding) and re-registered with Bermuda label to Paris, France, Very Fine, several flights occurred between the U.K., Bermuda and U.S. during the May-June period of 1939 and it is more than likely that this cover was on at least two of these flights, this is the only flight related incoming cover to Bermuda during this period with a high value keyplate used for forwarding to another country in Europe.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
97       imageBermuda, 1939 Bermuda First Flights with Great Britain Forwarding Frankings. Three 1939 flight covers forwarded by ship to other countries; June 8 first flight from St. Georges to U.K. and then refranked with KGVI Coronation 1½d to pay ship rate to Sydney, Australia, similar cover, but franked with Bermuda 2sh keyplate for the June 21 flight to the U.K. and then forwarded to Geelong, Australia, and rare August 5, 1939 flight to U.K. (about 10 known) from St. Georges to U.K. and then refranked by G.B. KGVI 1½d to Guernsey (backstamp), Very Fine, a very scarce trio as several covers from this flight exist with a G.B. KGVI ½d applied by Francis Field to confirm that the planes had arrived, but not for forwarding the covers to other destinations like the trio above.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
98       imageBermuda, 1939 Pan American Airway First Flight - Three Country Franking. Jun 21, 1939 cover with Bermuda 2sh KGVI keyplate paying the proper air rate to the UK, then G.B. 1½d KGVI for ship rate to Que Que, Southern Rhodesia and then refranked by Southern Rhodesia 1½d KGVI tied by "Que Que, Jul 15, 1939" cds for ship rate back to Bermuda with N.Y. (8/6) and St. Georges (8/10) backstamps to prove the round trip, Very Fine, the only three country franking recorded for this flight.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
99       imageBermuda, 1939-40 Bermuda - U.S. 1938, 6¢ Eagle Airmail Combinations. Pair of commercial air covers from Bermuda; March 20, 1939 tourist cancel ties Bermuda KGVI 2½d paying ship rate and U.S. 1938, 6¢ Airmail (C23) from the Princess Hotel to the St Francis Hotel in San Francisco, Cal. and a rare registered air cover franked by KGVI 1½d (2) and 2½d tied by Hamilton April 3, 1940 cds and with U.S. 1926, 15¢ + 1938, 6¢ Airmails, two singles of each (C8+C230 paying air rate to Buenos Aires, Argentina (backstamp), Very Fine, a very scarce franking and usage of this stamp on Bermuda combination cover.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
100       imageBermuda, 1940-41 Bermuda - U.S. 1938 10¢ Prexie Combinations. Pair of covers with 10¢ Prexies used for paying commercial air rate and special delivery combinations with Bermuda stamps; Bermuda KGVI 1½d and U.S. 10¢ Prexie (815) both tied by April 13, 1940 Penguin slogan cancel with 10¢ paying the special delivery fee with fee claimed handstamp applied on arrival, ship rate was higher than franking and so postage due was charged with Bermuda and U.S. markings, and KGVI Bermuda 1½d and 6d tied by light Oct 1941 cds on air cover to Brooklyn, N.Y. (on reverse noted that it was sent from someone serving at APO 802) with cover readdressed back to Bermuda with U.S. 10¢ Prexie applied and tied by Brooklyn cds paying air rate; later with cover edge opening tears at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce usages.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction

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