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Postal History continued...

Airmail Postal History
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2118 cover 3a image1911 (Sep 23-Oct 1), Garden City (N.J.) International Aviation Tournament (AAMC 3a), picture postcard with 1¢ Franklin tied by Sep 24 Special cachet/cancel with "Aerial Special Despatch" handstamp; message reads "I am here this afternoon watching the flyers. More than a dozen are flying…. This will be mailed by Aerplane". Card is very scarce real photo card of [Aviation pioneer Walter] "Brookins Starting"; also includes a clipping from the New York Evening Post of Sep 16, 1931 with an illustrated article entitled "Air Mail to Mark Its 20th Birthday", Very Fine. A rare card.
AAMC $250+. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Get Market Data for [United States 3a]

Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2119 cover   image1929 (Mar. 18), Return Flight of the Pan American from Canal Zone, official business penalty cover cancelled Cristobal, Mar. 18, 1929, to postmaster, Washington, DC, with Brownsville, Tex, Mar. 20, backstamp, carried on the planned non-stop flight which was interrupted by weather and forced to land in Tampico, Mexico, before continuing on to Brownsville, signed by pilot Ira C. Eaker and postmaster general Walter F. Brown, a Fine to Very Fine cover, only 27 pieces were carried, six signed by Eaker.
AAMC CZ 28; $250. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States Mar. 18]

Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2120 cover   image1926 (Nov. 23), United States Navy Attempted Non-stop Flight Hampton Roads, Virginia to Coco Solo, Canal Zone, U.S. #C7 tied by Norfolk, VA, Nov. 23, 1926, Hamp Roads, duplex on cover to Canal Zone, 4-line "NAVAL AIR STATION / HAMPTON ROADS, VA. / TO PANAMA-CANAL ZONE / FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT," private handstamp, Cristobal, Nov. 26, 1926 backstamp with postmaster Gerald D. Bliss initials; planes were forced down near Isle of Pines, Cuba, and only one completed the flight, a Very Fine cover, a scarce and desirable flight, 68 pieces carried, of which only a few with cachet.
AAMC CZ 13; $125. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States Nov. 23]

Estimate $75-100
Currently Opening at...$40.00
Will close during Public Auction
2121 cover   image1928-34, Premium Canal Zone First Flight Covers, group of six better flights; March 9, 1928 U.S. Army Inspection flight, Washington, D.C. to France Field with Cristobal, Mar. 24, receiver with black cachet (CZ 18a); return flight Cristobal, March 27, 1928 to Washington, D.C. (CZ 18b); three different Dec. 28, 1928, Commercial Flood flight Cristobal to San Jose, Costa Rica, first with CZ #106 cancelled Ancon, Dec. 27 with Jan. 15 receiver, next CZ #UC1 Cristobal, Dec. 28 with Jan. 14 receiver, last CZ #U6 with #105 Cristobal, Dec. 28 with Jan. 14 backstamp (all CZ 22a); finally April 10, 1934, U.S. Navy Massed flight, San Diego with AIRCRAFT BASE FORCE, APR 10, 1934, U.S. FLEET, ACAPULCO MEXICO cancel to Balboa with CZ #115 cancelled Coco Solo, May 1, on reverse with 7-line blue cachet with propeller and wings (CZ 81b), attractive and more difficult Canal Zone flights, overall Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Get Market Data for [United States CZ 18a]

Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
2122 cover   image1936, LOT First Flight Covers to Palestine, Oct 27, franked Sc. 298, 302, C3 pr, C4 pr, to Haifa with appropriate purple cachets + unlisted (in Muller) registered FF from Buchurest (Romania) on same flight franked Sc. 456, B58, C19, C21 with approriate purple cancel/cachet + non-FF dated Nov 9 franked "Gordon Bennett" overprint Sc. 307 with purple LOT cachet, the Romanian cover is quite unusual and (apparently) uncommon, Extremely Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2123 cover   image1937, three Ala Littoria First Flights to Palestine, 3 covers: Mu. 375, Rome to Haifa, franked Sc. 257 (3), 339, C86 + Trieste to Haifa, franke Sc. 213, 360, C84-85 + registered from Rhodes to Haifa, franked Rhodes C1-4, all with appropriate cachets and Apr 8 arrivals. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Get Market Data for [United States 3]

Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2124 cover   image1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Leningrad - Malyguin, registered cover and card, each franked with two of the four imperforate Zeppelins (C26-C29), Very Fine.
Michel 204Aa-b; €210 ($240). (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction

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