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Postal History continued...

Airmail Postal History
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2678 cover 1925 imageMacMillian Aerial Arctic Expedition, 1925, little remains to document the US Navy Greenland expedition that was to include an attempt to fly over the North Pole; unaddressed and without a postmark (PP40a2var), it probably belonged to the flight detachment leader, Lieutenant Commander R E Byrd who autographed the reverse; he would become the first to fly over the Poles and command five expeditions to the Antarctic; scarce, Very Fine.
AAMC PP40a2var. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $350-500
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2679 cover 1926 imageSpitzbergen (Svalbard), Byrd North Pole Flight, 1926, carried on the trimotor Josephine Ford in Byrd's flight over the North Pole; prepared and addressed to Roessler, it is signed R E Byrd and has twin Spitzbergen cancels that tie a 2¢ Washington red, it also has 2 ore and 25 ore stamps from the Norway Amundsen flight set and Kings Bay postmarks applied by Roessler; cover is on one of 5 exhibit pages which include an unusual Byrd postcard and modern Monaco commemoratives; a key piece of Polar Aerophilately, Very Fine, less than 200. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs.
AAMC PP46a; $750. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
2680 cover 1929 imageFirst Flight Over South Pole, 1929, US Navy Commander R E Byrd as expedition leader and flight navigator has signed this envelope flown on the first aircraft over the South Pole, along with pilot B Balchen, copilot Harold June, and aerial photographer A McKinley; carried November 28-29, 1929 and postmarked the day the SS City of New York returned to the Antarctic (February 19, 1930); scarce autographed by the entire crew, Fine to Very Fine, about 200 carried.
AAMC PP87 TypeI; $850. (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2681 cover 1941 imageGreat Britain, 1941 (Mar 21), rare green cross cover to Malta and single labels, franked 2½d "By Air Mail" to General Hospital at Malta with special green cross label, tied, used during the seige. Only a certain number of labels were alloted per sender; they are rare but even rarer on cover. This lot has 22 pristine copies, ideal for the specialist; normal cover for comparison; articles about the service included, Extremely Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2682 1934 imageSecond Byrd Antarctic Expedition Flight, 1934, during Byrd's 2nd Antarctic Expedition, a total of 500 covers were carried (100 for each key flight); of these the Admiral flew on two trips including the first flight on Nov 15th 1934; Chief Pilot Harold June privately serviced a small number and signed as did RE Byrd for the first flight; exceedingly difficult to find, Very Fine, less than 6.
AAMC PP146a2; $400. (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2683 1928-1930 imageByrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930, 32 pages from an award winning exhibit chronicling the first Antarctic Expedition of Commander Richard E Byrd; includes unused prescription stationery from Medical Officer Dr. Francis Dana Coman, postcard of Admiral Byrd at door of his aircraft (Whaton Type PA-01), modern commemorative stamps and covers, proof cancel of SS Eleanor Bolling (date information missing), cover dated Dec 22 1928 from Captain Gustav Brown postmarked Dunedin with SS Eleanor Bolling dumb cancel (no bars) and Type 3.1 cachet, Capt G Brown autograph on expedition stationery while enroute from Antarctica to New Zealand, Christmas Eve cancel (unusual) as SS Eleanor Bolling loads aircraft and coal in New Zealand for trip to Antarctica, Airmail envelope postmarked while Byrd's ship was transiting the Canal Zone, BAE copyright postcard showing the SS City of New York at Discovery Inlet, SS City of New York proof cancel on card, December 1928 card mailed on SS City of New York to Dunedin, Roessler Byrd Antarctic Expedition handstamp on mail from New Zealad, attractive expedition stationery cover postmarked February 1 1929, arrival day for SS City of New York cover dated February 19 1930, crew mail from First Assistant Engineer John Bayer, dog earred philatelic cover from crewmember Richard Konter, Christmas greetings autographed by Richard W Konter, expedition stationery signed by RE Byrd and addressed to expedition sponsor, Roessler illustrated cover with Canal Zone franking, Roessler "Welcome Home, Admiral Byrd" cover postmarked on arrival in New York, miniaturized Radiogram from crewmember with carrier envelope, and more, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2684 cover   image1926 (Dec. 10), U.S. Army Air Corps Pan American Goodwill Flight via Canal Zone, cover mailed from New York, Dec. 10, 1926, to Major H.A. Drague in San Antonio where it was carried through Mexico, Central and South America and the West Indies with 34 stamps and cancels from "all nations of Central and South America and the West Indies," signed by surviving pilots Drague, Eaker, Robinson, McDaniel, Weddington, Thompson, Fairchild and Whitehead (two aviators were killed when two planes collided attempting to land in Buenos Aires); cover with 5-line boxed blue cachet and boxed All American Aircraft Display Bolling Field Washington, D.C. cachet in magenta, scarce and striking item in every respect; opened out for display, Very Fine to Extremely Fine cover.
AAMC CZ 14; $625. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
2685 cover 1926-27 image1926-27, U.S. Army Pan-American Good Will Flight, Entire Trip (AAMC 568a), carried along complete tour with stops in every country in Central and South America and the West Indies - stamps and postmarks of 27 countries and the U.S.; signed and attested to by all eight surviving aviators (two lost their lives in a mid-air collision near Buenos Aires). A spectacular cover, Very Fine.
AAMC $250. (Image)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
2686 1938 imageHoward Hughes Record Flight Around the World, 1938; wrinkles noted on two covers, Fine to Very Fine.
AAMC 1307; $250. (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2687 cover   imageThree Zeppelin Covers, 1929-33, all properly cacheted: 1929 Los Angeles to Lakehurst with C11 + 55¢ postage; 1930 $2.60 Zeppelin (C15) flown Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst; and 1933 50¢ zepp (C18) flown Miami to Chicago, Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2688 cover 1930.0419 image1930, Pan American Flight First Day Cover (Scott C13-C14), handsome horizontal pair of the 65¢ and attractive single of the $1.30 tied with UC1, flown first day cover April 19, 1930 Washington, D.C. duplex cancels, flown on Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst leg with both violet American and red German flight cachets, backstamped Lakehurst; both stamps and cover are exceptionally fresh; particularly scarce first day cover as rarely is there more than one value on a cover and the 65¢ value is not often found on flown covers, Fine to Very Fine.
Sieger 64A-B.
Scott $1,735. (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2689 cover 1930.0515 image1930 (May 15), Canal Zone Zeppelin Flight Cover, Canal Zone 50¢ franking tied by Cristobal, May 15, 1930, cancel, to Havana with May 16 backstamp,where it was targeted for Havana-Lakehurst-Friedrichshafen leg, however the Zeppelin did not stop in Havana, so this card was forwarded to New York with 65¢ Graf Zeppelin tied by May 27 duplex, for dispatch on return flight from Lakehurst with diamond-shaped cachet in magenta plus circular German "Sudamerika Fahrt" cachet in vermillion; Friedrichshafen June 6 receiver, Very Fine cover, an attractive example of a rare and desirable dual-franked flown Zeppelin card, reportedly 11 covers carried on this leg.
AAMC CZ 57a; $1,400. (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2690 cover 1930.0518 image1930 (May 18), South America Flight Cover from Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, addressed to Cleveland, Ohio, and franked by Germany #C38 and C39 (2) tied by Friedrichshafen 18.5.30 postmark; bilingual blue-on-white etiquette at left, red flight cachet below, green Lakehurst receiver on reverse; stamps fresh (the 4-Marks particularly nicely centered), the cover with some wrinkling and a central file fold crossing the 2M, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $975. (Image)

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Estimate $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2691 cover 1933.1014 image1933 (Oct. 14), Berlin Connecting Flight Cover for 50th Trans-Oceanic Flight, 15pf postal card commemorating Goethe, uprated on front by vertical pair of 1M Chicago Flight reds (#C43), all tied by one of two strikes of "Berlin C/L 2 *" 14.10.33 bridge cancels, with appropriate triangular and hexagonal cachets in red; reverse further franked by 20pf Eagle booklet pane of four plus six "X" labels (#C30b, complete less one stamp), tied by both Berlin c.d.s.'s and a green pictorial Friedrichshafen receiver dated 2.II.33; addressed to Berlin Charlottenburg, "With 'Graf Zeppelin' airship, Friedrichshafen Friedrichshafen" indicated at top; some light corner creases, otherwise Very Fine.
2002 Michel 347b; €350 ($390). 1995 Sieger 238 E; €850 ($950). (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
2692 1930.0429 imageUnited States, 1st Graf Zeppelin North American Flight, 1930, C13 (2) and C14 paying rate from New York via Friedrichshafen and South America to New Jersey; stamps are fresh and very well centered, cachet is very light; stamps catalog $695; small envelope tear near C14, slight crease to C13, Fine to Very Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2693 cover   image1935 (Apr 10), Stephen H. Smith - Surumsa - Parcel Despatch, flown but not postally re-posted; thin white card with green Rocket Mail Stamp with "Mail" crossed out and "PARCEL" written in black ink (E-Z #6A1), tied by "Sikkim Darbar Service" and "April 10th. 35/Surumsa to Ray" handstamps, with "By Rocket/Parcel Despt," and "Over River/Ranakhali" handstamps at right, signed by Sikkim General Secretary C.E. Dudley; the reverse a handwritten list of the contents of the rocket including "Fifty such messages" (along with medicines, tea, and a cigar, among others) signed and dated by Stephen H. Smith; a couple light thins at left edge, still Very Fine, only 50 covers were flown; according to Kronstein, only 100 of these green stamps were converted for Parcel mail (50 used, 50 mint).
Ellington-Zwisler 6C1; $450. Hopferweiser SS-15; €700 ($780). (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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