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The Krupnick Collection continued...

FAM 14
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
67 cover 1930-36 image2 Pan-American flown covers with Philippines Air Post stamps, first is legal sized with one 32c and two of others (#C47//C51) tied by "Manila P.I. Oct. 24, 1930" circular datestamps signed by famed collector Amon G. Carter at top left, image of building at bottom left, second franked with 20c block of four (#C49) plus two 10c (#C52), addressed by famed traveller Clara Adams to herself at Wake Island and signed by "S.A. Saunders, Airport Mgr. Wake 11/1/36", "Guam Oct. 21, 1936" and "Midway Nov 1-1936" two line backstamps, Pan Am corner card, with an advertising stuffer for the Philippine Shell-Craft Corporation, Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
68 cover 1935 imagePan American Clipper Oct. 1935 Survey Flight to Guam (FAM 14 precursor) (AAMC TO 1243), accumulation of 17 covers comprising at least one from each of the eight legs of the flights -- one San Francisco to Guam (1,043 flown), two Honolulu to Guam including one signed "Capt. R.A.D. Sullivan" (300 flown), three Guam to Honolulu including one legal sized signed Harry Canaday, to Juan Trippe (215 flown), one Guam to San Francisco (563 flown), seven San Francisco to Guam to San Francisco including one with short note from C.V. Schindinner and one with short note from William Van Dusen and one addressed to Juan Trippe (4,132 flown), one San Francisco to Guam to Honolulu (149 flown), one Honolulu to Guam to San Francisco addressed to Trippe (87 flown) and one Honolulu to Guam to Honolulu addressed to Canaday (313 flown), all with handstamp cachets, many backstamped, also including two two-page typed press releases on company stationery regarding the carrying of mail on the flights, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
69 cover 1935 imageBalance of FAM 14 flown covers, fourteen comprising twelve with stamps tied by "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" cancels (First Day of Issue for #C20, of which there are eleven), others are Cleveland and Honolulu, destinations including Guam and Manila, better including two that were shown in an accompanying article that appeared in the April 12, 1999 issue of Stamp Collector, plus eight were prepared by George Ewing of New York including San Francisco to Guam (4), San Francisco to Manila, San Francisco to Honolulu (2) all franked with one, two three or four #C20 but three with Special Delivery stamps on reverse, overall Very Fine group. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $150-200
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
70 cover 1935-37 image3 better legal sized covers FAM 14 Clipper flown covers, comprising 1) Macao to Hong Kong FAM 14-14 signed by A.E. La Porte, R.J. Nixon, C.S. Sellin, F.M. Briggs, V.A. Wright J.W. Stickrod and I.H. Parker, backstamped Hong Kong, Sellin and Stickrod died in the explosion of the Sikorsky S-42 Samoan Clipper near Pago Pago on January 11, 1938, 2) Macao to Indianapolis with "The Foreign Service of the United States of America" corner card, franked with 18 Macao stamps, 3) US to Hong Kong and back, US 20¢ and 25¢ Clipper stamps (#C20 & C21 pair) tied by "San Francisco Calif. Apr. 21, 1937" duplex cancel with FAM 14 handstamp cachet, and upon arrival the cover was franked with 27 stamps from the 1937 Coronation Issue (including four sets) covering the entire back and part of the front, all tied by numerous "Victoria Hong Kong 21 JY 1937" double-circle datestamps, the Hong Kong address label was covered by the address of the sender in the US and the cover sent back by boat as evidenced by the July 29, 1937 receiving backstamp, Very Fine trio. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Estimate $150-250
SOLD for $250.00
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71 cover 1935-40 image11 FAM 14 Clipper and KNILM flown covers from or through Netherlands Indies, destinations including Switzerland (also flown FAM 18), Chile (also flown FAM 6), Buenos Aires (also flown FAM 6), Manila (two) and USA (five), mostly combination frankings of the 1938-40 Queen Wilhelmina issues to the 5g value, two with registry labels from Medan and Solo, many censored, one cover to the US shows a map of Southeast Asia with routes on the reverse, also including round the world cover Newark NJ Dec. 5 1935 to Jan. 18 1936 franked with $1 US Lincoln Memorial (#571) and eight Netherlands Indies stamps canceled in Batavia, Very Fine group. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
72 1935.10.05 imagePan American Clipper Oct. 1935 Survey Flight to Guam (FAM 14 precursor) (AAMC T-O 1243), flown cloth napkin addressed to California and carried round trip starting in Alameda CA then San Francisco both Oct. 5 arrived Guam Oct. 13, then departed Guam Oct. 16 and arrived in San Francisco Oct. 24, 1935, with purple Westbound and green Eastbound handstamp cachets, Very Fine, undoubtedly unique. (Image)

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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
73 cover 1935.11.22 image4 Fabulous FAM 14 legal sized covers, comprising 1) carried on Third Eastward Flight Manila to Alameda CA with Philippines #O5, O8-O14 and extra O13 tied by "Manila P.I. Mar. 28, 1936" duplex cancels and large cachet "Orient to USA China Clipper" plane and map plus "U.S.S. Black Hawk Mar. 28, 1926 Asiatic Station Manila P.I." backstamp, 2) Philippines #401 strip of three tied by "Manila P.I. Dec. 2, 1935" c.d.s. and slogan cancel, with handstamp cachet applied over red and green printed cachet, with outstanding original letter describing the arrival of the Clipper in Alameda CA, 3) registered with set of first Commonwealth of Philippines (#397-401) plus #C49, C52, C53, all tied by "Manila P.I. Dec. 9, 1935" circular datestamps, Manila Registered label on back and two boxed violet backstamps "Registered Foreign Mail Section Dec. 1 1935 Manila Post Office" -- This must be an error in the date as #C52 and C53 were issued Dec. 2, 1935 and the cover was postmarked Dec. 9, 4) US #C20 (3) tied by "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" cancels used to pay rate to fly to Manila where five Philippines stamps were affixed and tied by Manila circular datestamps paying the rate back to the US, with both cachets applied, on War Department cover with "Headquarters Ninth Corps Area Presidio of San Fancisco Cal." and Manila Registered label on backstamp, Extremely Fine group. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7) (Image8) (Image9) (Image10)

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Estimate $400-600
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74 cover 1935.11.22 imageEdwin Musick and crew signed Clipper flown cover, and wonderful handwritten letter by Flight Engineer C.D. Wright to his parents on Manila Hotel stationery carried on the first Clipper flight from San Francisco to Manila FAM 14-1, both cover and letter signed by Captain Edwin Musick, George King (Jr. Flight Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), Capt. R.O.D. Sullivan (First Officer), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), C.D. Wright (Engineer), FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) strip of three tied by two "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY cancels, Manila Nov. 29 receiving backstamp, the letter is datelined Saturday Nov. 30, 1935 and reads, "Dear Mother + Dad, Just a note in a FIRST FLIGHT cover to say that we had a splended trip and receptions, banquets and all that sort of thing all the way out. They all but mobbed us here and we've just had lunch with President Quezon and have to go to a big banquet at the Palace tonight. Will write you a long letter when I get back, telling you all about it. All my love + heaps of kisses to you both -- Charles", Extremely Fine.


Illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 166, a unique account from a member of the crew!
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Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $250.00
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75 cover 1935.11.22 imageEdwin Musick and crew signed Clipper flown cover from San Francisco to Manila FAM 14-1, with signatures of Captain Edwin Musick, George King (Jr. Flight Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), Capt. R.O.D. Sullivan (First Officer), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), C.D. Wright (Engineer), FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) strip of three tied by two "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY machine cancels, Manila Nov. 29 receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $150-250
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
76 cover 1935.11.22 imageEdwin Musick signed Clipper flown legal sized cover from San Francisco to Manila FAM 14-1, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) strip of three tied by "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY cancel, Glenn L. Martin Company printed corner card, Manila Nov. 29 receiving backstamp, prepared and signed by Capt. Ralph A. Dahlstrom, Extremely Fine, purchased by Krupnick from the Dahlstrom family, Extremely Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
77 cover 1935.11.22 imageEdwin Musick and crew signed Clipper flown cover from San Francisco to Honolulu FAM 14-1a, signatures of Captain Edwin Musick, George King (Jr. Flight Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), Capt. R.O.D. Sullivan (First Officer), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), C.D. Wright (Engineer), FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) tied by "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY machine cancel, next day Honolulu receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $225.00
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78 cover 1935.11.21 imageEdwin Musick and crew signed Clipper flown cover from San Francisco to Guam FAM 14-1b, signatures of Captain Edwin Musick (on front) and Joseph B. Poindexter (Hawaii Territorial Governor) and three United Airlines crew members including the pilot (all on the reverse, the United crew carried the cover from Newark NJ to San Francisco), FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 15¢ & 20¢ Map and 6¢ Globe (#C8, C9, C19) tied by "Air Mail Field Newark N.J. Nov. 21, 1935" duplex cancels, violet "Manila Air Mail United Air lines - Pan American Airways" handstamp cachet on reverse and "Honolulu Hawaii Nov. 23, 1935 Oahu" duplex receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $75-100
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
79 cover 1935.11.22 imageFDR's personal example of a Clipper Flown cover from San Francisco to Guam FAM 14-1b, FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) pair tied by "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY cancel, Guam Nov. 27 receiving backstamp, Postmaster General embossed corner card at top left, addressed to "The President of the United States, The White House, Washington D.C." with "From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection Auctioned Feb., April, 1946 by H.R. Harmer Inc. N.Y." two-line magenta backstamp, Extremely Fine, ex FDR Collection. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $75-100
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
80 cover 1935.11.22 image17 covers comprising 13 Clipper flown covers, from San Francisco on Nov. 22, 1935, to Manila, Honolulu and Guam FAM 14-1, 14-1a and 14-1b including six franked with single or pair or strip of three of 25¢ Clipper (#C20) making these First Day covers including six cacheted comprising Mellone C20-13b (to Guam), C20-16 (Washington Stamp Exchange, to Honolulu), C20-23a & 23b (Rice, to Honolulu), C20-27 (Ioor, to Manila), and one unlisted (to Guam), also including C20 FDC (Mellone C20-20, Espenshade) not flown, other seven flown covers comprising one with "Manila Air Mail United Airlines - Pan American Airways" handstamp cachet and United Airlines corner crease to Guam, one with C20 plate no. pair and one with C20 (FDC) and extra $1 franking - both to Honolulu and addressed to a Pan Am employee at Wake Is., one C20 FDC flown to Manila signed Glenn L. Martin at lower left, one with C20 strip of three (FDC) to Manila with Pan Am corner crease and addressed to a Pan Am employee with note inside "And this on the first regular ocean air mail across the Pacific to the Philippines." signed (William) "Van Dusen" on his stationery, and C20 pair (FDC) to Guam signed "Captain Edwin Musick" with Pan Am corner crease and addressed to a Pan Am employee, and one with POD Official Business corner crease to the Postmaster at Guam, also including cover with C20 uncacheted and unflown FDC containing a 8.5 x 14 in. POD circular with the information about the rates and dates for the "Trans-Pacific Air Mail Service", plus two Clipper flown covers franked with single (Honolulu to Guam) or pair (Honolulu to Manila) of C20 on rare Raley cacheted covers (Mellone C20-29a), Extremely Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7) (Image8) (Image9) (Image10) (Image11) (Image12) (Image13) (Image14) (Image15) (Image16) (Image17)

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Estimate $150-200
SOLD for $400.00
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81 cover 1935.11.22 imageFAM 14-1b flown cover, signed by Captain Edwin Musick, R.O.D. Sullivan (First Officer), George King (Jr. Flight Officer), C.D. Wright (Engineer), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), and Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), from San Francisco to Guam, light green FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) vertical pair tied by two "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY cancels, Guam Nov. 27 receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine.


The sister cover to Manila is illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Final Flight" p. 6, the two blank lines exist because Jr. Flight Officer Harry Canaday and the Asst. Radio operator were left behind due to weight restrictions
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Estimate $75-100
SOLD for $200.00
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82 cover 1935.11.22 imageFAM 14 -1 Covers to President Franklin Roosevelt from PMG James Farley, 1935, document flight of Pan Am China Clipper from San Francisco to Manila on White House envelope and a Postmaster General corner card to commemorate the leg returning to Honolulu, accompanying the covers are typed letters signed by James A Farley, Very Fine.


Both covers and one letter are illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 168
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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
83 cover 1935.11.24 imageHonolulu to Guam, wrapper, made from sheet of 14x11 in. ledger paper, franked with $2 Capitol (#572) tied by "Honolulu Hawaii Nov. 24, 1935" cancel and vertical strip of three of #C20 tied by two "Honolulu Hawaii" dumb ovals, with red typed "FOR FIRST TRANSPACIFIC CONTRACT AIR MAIL." and typed address to the Postmaster at Guam, violet handstamp cachet, large red and white label on back tied by Guam receiving backstamp, Very Fine. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
84 cover 1935.11.22 imageFAM 14 Clipper flown cover, to George Bicknell, Pan American Station Manager at Wake Island, from his father Fred, sent by Pan American Clipper with plate number pair of US 25¢ Clipper(#C20) tied by "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY duplex cancel, green handstamp cachet, Honolulu machine backstamp, also including undated telegram to "Bicknell Airport Manager" instructing him to prepare for the landing of an incoming Clipper flight, Very Fine.


Cover illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 172
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Estimate $75-100
SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
85 cover 1935.11.01 imageFAM 14 flown cover from Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada, to "The Manager, Commercial Pacific Cable Co., Ltd., Guam" flown on the Clipper from San Francisco, five Canadian stamps tied by "Bamfield B.C. No. 1 35" circular datestamps, reverse with green F14c handstamp cachet and Guam Nov. 27, 1935 receiving cancel, Very Fine, an extremely rare cover to the cable supplier for Pan American Airways in the Pacific Ocean. (Image)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
86 cover 1935.11.22 imageEdwin Musick and crew signed Clipper flown legal sized cover from San Francisco to Manila FAM 14-1, with signatures of Captain Edwin Musick, George King (Jr. Flight Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), Capt. R.O.D. Sullivan (First Officer), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), C.D. Wright (Engineer), FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) pair and single tied by two "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY cancels, Manila Nov. 29 receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, in a sleeve mounted on album page with oval photos (that have silver in them) of five of the crew plus Harry Canaday (who was left on the dock because the plane was overweight because of too much mail) with facsimiles of their signatures below and a faulty block of four of the stamp and a black & white photo of the China Clipper with a bridge in the background.


Illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 113
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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
87 cover 1935.11 imageCaptain Edwin C. Musick signed FAM 14 Clipper Flown covers, three comprising FAM 14-1b with US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) pair tied by two strikes of "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22, 1935" FIRST DAY cancel and Guam Nov. 27 receiving backstamp, very similar to the cover illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 165, second FAM 14-2 also crew signed George King (Jr. Flight Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), C.D. Wright (Engineer) with US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) pair tied by "Honolulu Hawaii Nov. 24, 1935" machine cancel and Manila Nov. 29 receiving backstamp, third FAM 14-3 with signatures of R.O.D. Sullivan (First Officer), George King (Jr. Flight Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), C.D. Wright (Engineer) with US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) tied by "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 5, 1935" machine cancel and next day San Francisco receiving backstamp, addressed to C.D. Wright, FAM 14-4 with signatures of R.O.D. Sullivan (First Officer), George King (Jr. Flight Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), C.D. Wright (Engineer) with U.S. 25¢ Clipper (#C20) tied by "Guam Guam Nov. 29, 1935" cancel, same day Manila receiving backstamp, FAM 14-5, with signatures of R.O.D. Sullivan (First Officer), George King (Jr. Flight Officer), F.J. (Fred) Noonan (Navigator), W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe (Radio Officer), Victor Wright (Asst. Engineer), C.D. Wright (Engineer) with US 25¢ Clipper(#C20) pair tied by "Guam Guam Dec. 3, 1935" machine cancel, next day San Francisco and Alameda Dec. 6 receiving backstamps, this cover was prepared by C.H. Schildhauer, Operations Manager Pacific Division, Pan American Airways and sent to himself, all five with FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, Extremely Fine, Musick died in the explosion of the Sikorsky S-42 Samoan Clipper near Pago Pago on January 11, 1938. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Estimate $400-500
SOLD for $700.00
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88 cover 1935.11.22 imageSan Francisco to Japan and back to the US, legal sized cover prepared by a New Bedford Mass. Jr. High School student who sent the cover to the famed Karl Lewis in Japan with the instructions to affix Japanese stamps and place the enclosed addressed sticker over Lewis' name so the cover could be sent back to the student, and Lewis obliged. The cover was originally franked with a block of four of #C20 with plate number tied by a "San Francisco Calif. Nov. 22 1935" cancel, the Lewis added Japan #C6 & C7 tied by red cachet with boldly struck "Yokohama Nippon 19.12.35" cancel and Yokohama Registry label at bottom left for the return trip, FAM 14 cachet applied in San Francisco, Karl Lewis label and black Japanese cachet on back; rounded corners, still Very Fine, presumably unique. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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SOLD for $600.00
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89 cover 1935.12.03 imageFAM 14 Flight Crew signed legal sized cover Guam to California, signatures of eight crew members including Captain Edwin Musick, George King, F.J. (Fred) Noonan, Capt. R.O.D. Sullivan, W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe, Victor Wright, P.E. Prunty and J.W. Zeigls, FAM Handstamp cachet at left, pair of #C20 tied by "Guam Guam Dec. 3, 1935" cancel, addressed to Long Beach CA, with original letter from mother to young son datelined "Guam Nov. 26 / 35" that reads in part, "Clipper arrives tomorrow and the mail closes today. Daddy is sending you a money order for $5.00. You can spend it as you please for Xmas. When we go on our trip to Japan, we will get you something nice…" Noonan was Amelia Earhart's navigator on her fateful flight. Musick died in the explosion of the Sikorsky S-42 Samoan Clipper near Pago Pago on January 11, 1938, Extremely Fine cover and signatures. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $400-500
SOLD for $225.00
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90 cover 1935.12.03 imageFAM 14-5, Flight Crew signed registered legal sized cover, signatures of 8 crew members including Captain Edwin Musick, George King, F.J. (Fred) Noonan, Capt. R.O.D. Sullivan, W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe, Victor Wright, P.E. Prunty and J.W. Zeigls, cover franked with #634, 637, 696 (2), 720 & C20 tied by "Guam Guam Dec. 3, 1935" cancel, addressed to Long Beach CA, with original letters from father and mother to young son. Father's letter is datelined "Guam 8 Oct. 35" and reads in part, "Well Lawrence the Old Clipper Ship is on its way so will get the last line on the way. It cost $.25 for letter so won't send you too many… " Mom's letter datelined "Agana Guam Oct. 3 / 35" and reads in part, "This little note goes by the Clipper. The ship is due here the 7th… Daddy just came in, he is taking Mr. Elliott to Sumay to take picture of airport, buildings, etc…will close as I'm only allowed one sheet."; six different violet double circle and FAM 14 cachet backstamps, Extremely Fine cover and signatures.


Noonan was Amelia Earhart's navigator on her fateful flight. Musick and his crew of six died in the explosion of the Sikorsky S-42 Samoan Clipper on January 11, 1938.
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Estimate $400-500
SOLD for $325.00
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91 cover 1935.12.02 imageEdwin Musick and crew signed Clipper Flown covers from Manila to San Francisco FAM 14-6 and Manila to Guam FAM 14-6a, both covers with signatures of Captain Edwin Musick, George King, F.J. (Fred) Noonan, Capt. R.O.D. Sullivan, W.T. (Wilson Turner) Jarboe, Victor Wright, C.D. Wright, former with FAM Handstamp cachet type 14b P/C-L at bottom left, Philippines 50c strip of three canceled by two different "Manila P.I. Dec. 2, 1935" cancels and addressed to the Director of the International Postal Service for the USPOD in Washington DC, "San Francisco Calif. Dec. 6, 1935" slogan cancel on back, latter with FAM Handstamp cachet type 14b P/C-M at bottom left, Philippines 50c canceled by two different "Manila P.I. Dec. 2, 1935" slogan cancel and addressed to Pan American President Juan Trippe in Guam, "Guam Guam. Dec. 2, 1935" slogan cancel on back, Extremely Fine. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
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92 cover 1935.12.02 image5 FAM 14 legal sized covers, franked with Philippines #C52 and C53, comprising 1) #C52 & C53 (3 each) signed by "Captain Edwin C. Musick" tied by "Manila P.I. May 9, 1936" duplex cancel, cachet at left and purple "Office of the Director of Posts Manila P.I. May 9, 1936" double circle and Baltimore receiving backstamps, 2) #C52 (3) & C53 (4) tied by "Manila P.I. Dec. 2, 1935" duplex cancels on cover with large cachet "Orient to USA China Clipper with plane and map to "R.L. Williams, CSK / U.S.S. Black Hawk / Asiatic Station Via San Francisco California", 3) registered cover with #C52 (2) and C53 (5) tied by "Manila P.I. Mar. 1, 1936 Registery Section" double circle datestamps with large Manila Registry label on reverse, 4) with #C53 (5) tied by "Manila P.I. Dec. 2, 1935" slogan cancel and c.d.s. to Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida with handstamp boxed cachet of map showing flight patern, addressed to Mrs. Phil B. Berst, Phil Berst was a Pan American "official" who was a passenger on the Honolulu to Midway flight and remained in Midway for further inspections 5) another Berst cover, this one with Pan American Airways printed corner crease and Dec. 16 cancels also tying a "Via Air Mail" etiquette, Very Fine group, the three Dec. 2 uses are First Day Covers. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
93 cover 1935.12.05 imageAmelia Earhart, Edwin Musick and 3 others signed Clipper flown cover, from Honolulu to San Francisco FAM 14-3, with 25¢ Clipper (#C20) tied by "Honolulu, Hawaii Dec. 5, 1935" slogan cancel, FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left and two-line "Via China Clipper Transpacific" handstamp at right, signatures include "Captain Edwin Musick", "Lt. Comdr N. McGinnis U.S.N. Commanding VP Squadron San Francisco to Honolulu Jan. 10-11, 1934", "Clyde Pangbon 1st Non-stop transpacific flight Oct. 3-4-5-1931", and "Maj. Albert F. Hegenberger Firt Flight U.S. to Hawaii June 28-29, 1927", addressed to the Bronx (NYC), "San Francisco Calif. Dec. 6, 1935" slogan backstamp, Very Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $900.00
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94 cover 1935.12.05 imageFDR's Secretary of War George H. Dern typed signed letter and original Clipper Flown cover, from San Francisco to Honolulu FAM 14-3 FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) tied by "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 5, 1935" machine cancel, San Francisco Dec. 6 receiving backstamp, typed return address "From: Honorable George H. Dern, Secretary of War, Wake Island. AIR MAIL via "CHINA CLIPPER" on its first return Trans-Pacific Flight at top left, addressed to "Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, The White House, Washington D.C." with "From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection Auctioned Feb., April, 1946 by H.R. Harmer Inc. N.Y." two-line magenta backstamp, letter on War Department Stationery was typed on Thanksgiving Day November 28, 1935 at Wake Island; accompanied by two typed radiograms: first sent by the Secretary to the Clipper Crew on Nov. 25 "Glad we are in this part of world while your historic flight is in progress. Hope we have good fortune to see you and wave congratulations and God speed from deck of USS Chester" and next day reply from Musick "Your Radiogram and good wishes deeply appreciated by Clipper Crew and self (stop) We look forward to greeting you in passing tomorrow (stop) Our personal greetings to the officers and crew of the USS Chester -- Musick", Very Fine, ex FDR Collection. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $375.00
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95 cover 1935.12.08 imageCapt. John Tilton signed FAM 14 Philippine Clipper flown cover, blue text cachet at top left commemorates the Clipper's arrival, 25¢ Clipper (#C20) tied by "San Francisco Dec. 8, 1935" duplex cancel, airmail etiquette folded over left edge, "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 10 1935" backstamp, Very Fine.


Only three flown examples, one of which is offered in the next lot and the other is illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 175
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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $90.00
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96 cover 1935.12.08 imageFAM 14 Philippine Clipper flown cover, signed "Capt. John H. Tilton" just below blue text cachet at top left commemorating the Clipper's arrival, 25¢ Clipper (#C20) tied by "San Francisco Dec. 8, 1935" duplex cancel, pencil "flight postponed" at left, "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 10 1935" backstamp ties TB seal, Very Fine.


Only three flown examples, one of which is offered in the previous lot and the other is illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 175
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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $80.00
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97 cover 1935.12 image5 Philippine Clipper flown covers, four legal sized comprising POD Penalty envelope with letter discussing the new service and rates for the Philippine Clipper and 8.5x11 in. Post Office circular announcing the new rates, one with multicolor cachet from a sailor on the U.S.S. J.D. Edwards, one with blue atrractive cachet from a sailor on the U.S.S. Paul Jones, and one with a map of the route at bottom (illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 176), Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $140.00
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98 cover 1935.12 image4 FAM 14 Clipper Flown Dec. 1935 covers, prepared by Dr. Myron Kenler during his time as the only doctor on Wake Is. during the construction of Pan Am's base in early 1935, with his blue pen notes on back, comprising Manila to Alameda "Self addressed letter given to "Rod" Sullivan to mail from Manila P.I. Myron L. Kenler MD", Honolulu to Jamaica NY (via San Francisco) "Self addressed Envelope given to Capt. Rod Sullivan on China Clipper's Flight to be mailed from Honolulu Myron L. Kenler MD", Guam to San Francisco "Self addressed envelope handed to Capt. Sullivan to have it mailed from Guam on its maiden voyage. Myron L. Kenler MD", and Guam to Wake Island with Kenler's note at top left in black ink "Capt. Ed Musick was kind enough to have this posted in Guam", Very Fine group.


Jon Krupnick tracked down Dr. Kenler and wrote about him and shows many of Kenler's photos and some of covers in his book "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" on pages 12-44. Images of three of the four covers in this lot appear on pages 38-39, the one to Jamaica N.Y. was the last of the covers posted by Musick for Kenler. Kenler was originally from Jamaica Long Island (by JFK airport). Krupnick closed his chapter on Kenler with "When Dr. Kenler entrusted me with these unique envelopes, I promised that I would try to make them come alive for other collectors, as his stories and scrapbook made his adventures come alive for me…I do hope that with this book, I have kept my promise to him and that the retelling of his story makes the adventure of the first Pacific flights memorable for all of you." This is your chance to be the third owner of these covers
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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $160.00
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99 cover 1935.12.02 image8 FAM 14 Covers flown on the first scheduled mail carrying westbound flight from Manila, Dec. 2-5, 1935, comprising two Dec. 2 from Manila to the mainland -- one cacheted with original letter typed on the U.S.S. Black Hawk on Nov. 29 with the ship's backstamp -- is illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 171, other registered franked with two plate number blocks of four and a plate number single, one Dec. 3 Guam to Honolulu signed "Captain Edwin C. Musick", four Dec. 5 Honolulu to San Francisco including one with all-over design containing map & pictures of Musick & Clipper, seven with appropriate handstamp cachet, eighth cover with "U.S.S. Astoria Dec. 6, 1935" cancel and purple handstamp cachet at bottom left, Very Fine group. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $100.00
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100 1935.12.02 imageHawaii Territorial Governor Joseph Boyd Poindexter, two typed letters signed, informing the Publishers of the Denver Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post that this letter was carried in record time from Hawaii to San Francisco by Pan Am Clipper and then by United Airlines to Denver, accompanied by Clipper Flown cover from San Francisco to Honolulu FAM 14-3, "The Territory of Hawaii Executive Chambers Iolani Palace Honolulu" printed corner card, FAM Handstamp cachet type F14a at left, US 25¢ Clipper (#C20) tied by "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 5, 1935" machine cancel, next day San Francisco receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, accompanied by a clipping of an article about the cover from the Sunday Dec. 8 edition of the Denver Rocky Mountain News. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $80.00
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101 cover 1936 image8 Hawaiian Clipper flown covers, including one cacheted and signed by "Captain Edwin C. Musick", three others with different cachets (one illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 189), six were on the May 2 outbound flight and two were on inbound flights including one registered from Manila to famed stamp dealer John Kleman on Nassau St., also including newspaper clipping about Secretary of War George H. Dern traveling from Baltimore to San Francisco, Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7) (Image8)

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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $350.00
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102 cover 1936-37 imageFAM 14, fourteen mostly flown covers, wide variety of origin cancels, frankings, and destinations, cancels including U.S.S. Medusa, U.S.S. Pelican, one with 94¢ US postage to the Purser of the S.S. President Cleveland in Japan (March 1937), Guam to England (Dec. 1936), three covers mailed from Wake Island (including one to Clara Adams signed by F.J. Noonan (who disappeared with Amelia Earhart)) with two other signatures on reverse -- illustrated in Jon Krupnick's book "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers, The Rest of the Story", p. 232), cover with five 15¢ Statue of Liberty stamps to Sternberg Hospital in Manila, War Department penalty envelope used to carry philatelic covers, overall Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $650.00
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103 cover 1936-41 image17 FAM 14 flown covers from USA to Southeast Asia, Dec. 1936 to Nov. 1941, better including Dec. 23 1936 Hawaii Clipper to Manila 12/29/36 then by boat to New Guinea (one of two recorded covers by this route to this destination), Sept. 1937 by China Clipper then surface to Saigon, Feb. 1938 to Kuala Lumpur via Hong Kong Clipper then BOAC, May 1938 National Air Mail Week cover by Philippine Clipper to Hong Kong the BOAC to New Guinea, June 1938 to Japan, two 1939 covers by Hong Kong Clipper then BOAC to Siam, Nov. 1939 by Hong Kong Clipper then BOAC to Sumatra, April 1940 via Philippine Clipper to Hong Kong then BOAC to Singapore, Sept. 1940 via American Clipper to Hong Kong, boat to Singapore and KLM to Sumatra (double rate franking including $1 Presidential issue), Dec. 1940 China Clipper to Hong Kong, CNAC to Rangoon Burma, March 1941 by California Clipper to Shanghai, Sept. 1941 by Anzac Clipper to New Caledonia, Nov. 17 1941 to Mr. Leland Stowe at the American Consulate in Chungking China with the latest recorded usage of Type II AV2 marking of Hong Kong, Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $1,100.00
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104 cover 1936.02.22 image2 flown covers carried on the flight when service was restored on Feb. 22, 1936 after "a difficult winter", both covers prepared by Lt. Joe Johnson based at Pearl Harbor, one to Guam and other to Manila, Extremely Fine, a rare pair of covers.


The latter is illustrated in Jon Krupnick's "Pan American's Pacific Pioneers The Rest of the Story" p. 185 and is one of only two covers carried on this flight illustrated by Krupnick -- according to AAMC, "The celebrated festive beginning of service on FAM 14 was followed, soon thereafter, by an extremely trying period. The difficult period saw the effective shutdown of Pacific service for a period of nearly two months with a number of factors contributing. The onset of winter resulted in headwinds so severe on the San Francisco-Honolulu leg that flights starting out were forced to turn back … Serious engine problems …
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Get Market Data for [United States 1936.02.22] Visual Pricing Guide Sample Census

Estimate $75-100
SOLD for $130.00
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105 cover 1936.04.25 imageChina Clipper's Fourth Flight Unique cachet on legal sized cover, signed by R.O.D. Sullivan, J.H. Ingram (1st navigating officer) and M.C. Weber (Max C., 2nd officer) at left with large handstamp cachet, franked with 14 different Philippines stamps tied by multiple "Manila P.I. Apr. 25, 1936" duplex cancel, and an untied pair of 1¢ Parks (#740), red "WAKE" fish and "MIDWAY" with birds handstamp cachets on back, addressed by Theron E. Griffin to himself in California (Griffin was a Pan Am Flight Engineer), Very Fine. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
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106 cover 1936.04.23 imageFAM 14 and FAM 9 Clipper flown cover, Honolulu to Chile, carried on the China Clipper from Honolulu to San Francisco then domestic air to Miami and FAM 9 to Chile, four U.S. stamps paying 50¢ rate from the US to Chile tied by "Honolulu Hawaii Oahu Apr. 23, 1936" duplex cancels, two Chilean May 9, 1936 receiving backstamps, opened roughly at top does not detract from the appearance of this Very Fine cover, a rare example of early commercial Clipper flown mail to Chile. (Image)

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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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