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Flight Covers

Worldwide Flight Covers - Alphabetically
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1650° c ImageCHINA, 1939, Dec. 5 Inaugural Alma Ata-Hami Flight. China 5c Flag and 13c and 20c stamps tied by Chungking Dec. 5, 1939 commemorative double-circle datestamp on cover, violet Hami backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE INAUGURAL DEC. 6, 1939 ALMA ATA-HAMI FLIGHT COVER WHICH WAS SUSPENDED IMMEADIATELY AFTER THIS FLIGHT.

Postal service was suspended directly after this flight while negotiations occurred between the Soviet Postal Administration and the Hamiata Company over services between China and Germany via Russia. Service resumed beginning in April 1940. (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1651° c ImageCHINA, 1941, Chengtu to Germany via Hami-Alma/Ata-Moscow Route. China 10c, 40c (pair), $1.00 ("L" block of three), all tied by 1941 Chengtu circular datestamps on reverse of registered cover to Dessau, Germany, printed "Avion! Hami-Alma/Ata-Moskau-Berlin" directive along top, German censor tape and Dessau Jun. 12, 1941 arrival backstamp, cover with minor repaired hole at top left of no significance

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE SHORT-LIVED HAMI-ALMA/ATA-MOSCOW FLIGHT.

As World War II began to break out and the Japanese invading, this flight was meant to speed up communication between China and Germany being routed through Russia. This flight lasted from April 1940 unily July 1941 after the German Army began their invasion of Russia. (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Germany (Berlin) Chengtu to Germany via Ha]

E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1652 c ImageEGYPT, 1928, November 27, Major J.E. Carberry Flight in Fokker Monoplane (AAMC 16). Egypt 5m tied by "Cairo 6 XII 28" circular datestamp with additional strike below on cover addressed to Kenya, Kenya & Uganda 20c tied upon arrival by "Nairobi, Kenya 11 DE 28" circular datestamp, Very Fine and quite rare with only 20 flown on this leg, of the 40 covers flown from Amsterdam half were destined for Egypt, the other half for Nairobi (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Germany (DDR) AAMC 16 ]

E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1653 c ImageGERMANY, 1929 Barcelona Drop (Sieger 26b). 4m Zeppelin stamp tied by bold "Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 16.5. 1929" circular datestamp on cover to Zurich, proper cachets, "Barcelona 16 May 29" backstamp, Very Fine, only 19 pieces were dropped, Sieger €2,000 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1654 c ImageITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l Balbo Air Post Triptych (C49; Sassone A52P). Pilot Rovii, tied by "Roma Centro 16 33 19" circular datestamps on flown registered cover to Winnetka, Ill., flight cachet, Rome backstamps including "Crociera Aerea Del Decennale Roma Ferrovia 26 33 XI 22" circular datestamp, Chicago (Jul 17) and Winnetka (Jul 18) registry backstamps, some excess glue around the registry label, otherwise Very Fine, Scott $2,000.00, Sassone €4,000 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $750.00
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1655 c ImageNEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, May 20, Transatlantic DOX Flight (AAMC 31a). Newfoundland $1.50 on $1.00 Air Post (C12) tied by "Holyrood C.B., Newf'd, MY 20 32" circular datestamp on legal-sized cover, printed notice stating the cover was returned to St. John's from Germany "under special cover" and countersigned by Postmaster, manuscript "via DO-X & Germany" directive, Very Fine and rare, according to Bert Warr, Jr. in The Dornier DO-X Flight of 1932" (Newfie Newsletter, No. 17, May/June 1988), "Between 20 and 40 cards and covers...were posted at Holyrood...", likely less in existence today, ex Cole (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $700.00
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1656 c ImageNEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, July 26, Balbo Return Flight to Rome (AAMC 1184h). Newfoundland $4.50 on 75c Air Post stamp (C18) tied by "St. Johns, Newf'd 26 JUL 33" circular datestamp on flown cover to Rome, Italy, Shoal Harbour Jul. 27 and Torino backstamp, blue flight cachet, Very Fine and scarce (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $450.00
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1657 c ImageSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1926, August 23, Experimental Flight, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham (AAMC 1). Straits Settlements 2c King George V pair tied by "Singapore 23 AU 1926" double-circle datestamp on cover to Port Swettenham, "By Air Mail" straightline flight cachet, Port Swettenham arrival backstamp, Very Fine, little publicity was given to this flight, resulting in only five covers carried (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $300.00
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1658 c Image1926 Five-Country Airmail Cover. United States 2c Red and 4c Green Air Post (C4) tied by Chicago Jan. 18, 1926 duplex, a second No. C4 tied on reverse by same cancel, sent to London, with 1-1/2p stamps tied by 11 Feb datestamp, unclaimed and then forwarded to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki from February to April, with appropriate stamps tied, finally returned to the U.S., with May 1, 1926 N.Y. & Chi. R.P.O. backstamp, numerous backstamps and unclaimed markings (see our website for reverse of cover), some cover wear (mostly around the edges) as expected on such a large and well-travelled cover, Fine, a most unusual cover with lots of character (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $250.00
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1659 c Worldwide Zeppelin and Flight Covers. About 50 covers or cards, mainly Zeppelin flights, majority from Germany, a large number using the Zeppelin stamps, including two covers each with three Suidamerica stamps, other countries, a few catapult, various flight covers, and a couple Byrd expeditions, most Fine-Very Fine

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
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