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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Sale: 731

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 21
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image Great Britain, Airmail Etiquettes, a substantial holding, on- and off-cover, the consignor estimates there are approximately 1500 (or more) items here, and we tend to agree; divided into three specialized groupings of each of the main groups of British government labels: 1920-27 period (Mair #A1-A3), 1927-34 (#A4-A9), and 1934 onward (from #A10), plus Imperial Airways etiquettes (#B1-B12) and special labels for the Strand Palace Hotel, the 1923 Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, etc.; numerous five-star and several six-star rarity factor items, with broad range of covers showing various labels' usages; clean and fresh throughout, Fine to Very Fine or better, a remarkable—and valuable—group ideal for further expansion and exhibition; full description available online.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000. Suggested Bid $6,000-8,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $6,000-8,000

Opening US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:10:40 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 22
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Cat No: Collection

image Greece and Turkey, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, Greece comprising 28 labels, including #A1 imperforate between (Mair six-star rated) plus 10 five-star items, plus 13 covers (six of which five-star), three with official promotional label, one #B4 on newspaper banner (proper usage), two Censored, along with a small but nice group of Société Héllenique de Communications Aérienne etiquettes on- and off-cover; Turkey features 16 labels (one six-star) including a block of ten from booklet of #A4a, plus four covers (two six-star), one Poste Restante to Trieste, Fine to Very Fine with better, pretty and uncommon material; view.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:10:56 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 23
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Cat No: Collection

image India, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, over 30 labels plus nine covers; labels include two Mair rarity six-star ratings, along with several multiples, including full panes of six of #A1a and A1b (all five-star) and a full sheet of 40 with five tête-bêche pairs; covers (two of which are five-star) include four pre-1930, each with handstamp, pre-printed endorsement or manuscript notation specifying the Basra-Cairo route; a 1933 commercial First Flight Cover from Calcutta to Singapore and thence to Britain; Censored cover to Spain; a US Business Reply Envelope, and a Stephen Smith 1933 First Flight Cover with new etiquettes identified as watermarked and unwatermarked, Fine to Very Fine or better, an interesting group.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:11:15 EST
Sold For 0

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 24
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image India, Airmail Etiquettes, ca. 1932-34, group of 21 Stephen H. Smith special labels, each with a Mair Catalogue of Airmail Labels six-star rarity rating, with many signed; includes Hiltz Elephant (2), first Indian flight "Conveying a Cargo of Fish", "A Massage [sic!!] from H.E. the Viceroy By Homing Pigeon" (2), "The Houston-Mt. Everest Expedition", several "Carried by" labels from the Calcutta-to-Rangoon Air Race (including an unusual tête-bêche pair for "My Hildegarde"), plus two Earthquake Relief labels, one for Pilot K.D. Knocker's flight, the other for C.D. Barnard's; also featured is a flown cover bearing the Barnard label, tied by blue straightline "The Flying Circus" handstamp, with second strike on reverse, Very Fine, a nice group of these fascinating labels.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 1,200.00
Sold...US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:11:32 EST
Sold For 1200

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 25
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Cat No: Collection

image Italy, San Marino and Vatican, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, with Italy, unsurprisingly, dominant; approximately 65 labels (two Mair six-star rated, 20 five-star), including Nobile (normal, inverted center and imperforate), two "Ala Littoria" (#B17) booklets, a full pane of 12 with one row imperforate; full uncut sheet of AEI (#B4) meant for five panes of ten, the two top rows imperforate, the bottom pane with margin instruction tabs imperforate (a very rare showpiece); two panes of 20 with tabs and two panes of ten as issued of #B14, etc., plus 33 covers (three six-star, one five-star), with Registered from Egna to Argentina; cover franked Scott #C57 and pair of #C58, a postal card uprated with #C63; four covers from Rhodes, four LATI covers, one from Somalia to Saudi Arabia with label #A12, many with nice handstamps, several Censored; San Marino offers Mair #C1 (two singles, pane of ten stapled at top, and full book of ten panes stapled at bottom—most unusual, and evidence of two booklet formats); Vatican City confers #A1a (single and pane of ten unwatermarked), A1b (single and eight panes of ten watermarked)—each rarely seen, Fine to Very Fine with much better, inspect.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500. Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500

Opening US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:11:52 EST
Sold For 0

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 26
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image Malay States & Straits Settlements, Airmail Etiquettes, on- and off-cover, lovely compilation of 35 labels (16 of which five-star rarity rating) from Federated Malay States, Johore, Kedah (including Mair #A1, A2b and A2c), Kelantan and Straits Settlements (including booklet plus three strips of five); 23 covers hail from Federated Malay States (4, 3 five-star), Johore (3, five-star each), Kedah (3, 2 five-star) and Straits Settlements (13, 1 five-star); various markings and backstamps, a few Censored, Fine to Very Fine or better, Johore and Kedah covers are very difficult.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 900.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:12:05 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 27
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Cat No: Collection

image Netherlands, Airmail Etiquettes, nice collection, on- and off-cover, comprising approximately 65 labels (one five-star), 19 booklets, and full pane of 36 of #B9, plus 27 covers (one five-star) including one Registered to Iraq, one forwarded France to Switzerland, an Amsterdam Pneumatic Mail cover to the US, a Registered to Uruguay, a postage due cover from Palestine, a cover from Straits Settlements, plus a two-ocean cover to Great Britain for first, Transatlantic flight, thence Transpacific franked by US Transpacific stamps, via Thailand and forwarded back to Great Britain with Thai stamps—a fascinating cover, Fine to Very Fine or better, well worth the time to view.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:12:15 EST
Sold For 0

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 28
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Cat No: Collection

image Netherlands East Indies, Airmail Etiquettes, colorful collection, on- and off-cover, comprising approximately 60 bilingual labels (including one booklet) in various typefaces and settings, plus an interesting group of nine covers, including a 1934 commercial First Flight Cover "Per K.N.I.L.M. to Singapore/& thence per FIRST MACHINE/from AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND/16.12.34" and "per Imperial Airways" endorsements; Mair #A5b on cover to Monaco (!); 1934 #B2 from booklet with ad label "Per/Postjager/5 Jan. 1934" and special triangular Air stamp promoting the flight; 1940 unlisted red label "By Transpacific air route/via Hong Kong and/onward air transmission", cover censored in Medan; a remarkable oversized envelope (folded) to South Africa containing tea samples with two special reduced-rate labels and previously unseen purple boxed "From Cairo/by British Airmail" handstamp, properly rated 40c per 5gr x 19 + 3c concessionary tea rate x 2, for total of 7.66G, Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely group of unusual covers and labels.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. Suggested Bid $750-1,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $750-1,000

Opening US$ 450.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:12:22 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 29
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Cat No: Collection

image Portuguese Africa, Airmail Etiquettes, uncommon collection, on- and off-cover, sprightly holding comprising 21 labels and 22 covers; of the labels (one Mair six-star rated, six five-star), we note Angola (2), Mozambique and Mozambique Company; covers (two six-star, 11 five-star) include Mozambique #A1 (2), two to Macao, one to Funchal, Belgian Congo (censored on arrival), Germany (3), with several Registered; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine or better, material not often offered; worth a look.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. Suggested Bid $750-1,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $750-1,000

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:12:37 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 30
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Cat No: Collection

image Scandinavia, Airmail Etiquettes, sizable collection, on- and off-cover, includes Denmark with 15 labels (one five-star) with four panes of 12 and a strip of three, plus ten covers (three five-star), several with First Issue Airmail adhesives franking, one with three different country labels, plus a small powerful group of early Danish Airmail stamps; Finland provides 14 labels, five panes (#A2-5, A7, A4-4 are split) and eight covers including a glorious Benedictine ad, a cover to a Dutch Rabbi, one Censored; Iceland seven labels (one five-star) plus full pane of four of #A2 (five-star), a block of 15 #A4b, plus one cover; Norway 23 labels (five five-star, #A1 including tête-bêche pair) and full panes of 20 of #A6, A7b (6), A8 (7), plus 13 covers (two five-star, one with Renault ad), four franked Scott #C1 (one to Brazil) two franked #C1a, two uprated postal cards; Sweden with 34 labels (three five-star), a pair of Graf Zeppelin in pink plus imperforate pair in unlisted color (perhaps a proof) plus five strips of five (one for Graf Zeppelin), two strips of four different labels for use on Zeppelin mail (scarcer than Mair's four-star listing), plus 11 covers (two five-star) including a 1924 First Flight Cover Sweden to Finland, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, inspection invited.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500. Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500

Opening US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:12:52 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 31
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image South America, Airmail Etiquettes, extensive holding, on- and off-cover, approximately 150 labels from the various flight companies, eight of which rate six Mair stars, 61 five stars, with booklets of Argentina Panagra #B5; Brazil Condor #B6, B7a and B7b; a corner block of four of Condor #B3, a block of 16 Condor-Zeppelin #B8, a full pane of Aerovia Minas Gerais #B28 (all the above five-star), and full sheets of Bolivia #A1 and Colombia #A1 (2), B2a, B14 (2, five-star) and B17 (five-star); of the roughly 80 covers (six six-star and 42 five-star), we see Bolivia #B1 (six-star); Brazil #B4 on Zeppelin First Flight Cover to the US, franked by Scott Germany #C37, #B13 on NYRBA cover, #B16 PAA, #B17 VASP (plus seven covers with VASP Express labels); Colombia with a wide range of SCADTA covers, most five-star (four with Consular stamps), one additionally franked by Scott Canal Zone #C5 for service through the area, one insufficiently prepaid with two five-star labels, #B17 on LZ129 May 1936 flight (Si. 408B) from Liechtenstein bearing Scott #C16; a single-franked France #252 with label #B16a; Ecuador #A1 (2, six-star), etc., etc.; a bonus are the usual wonderful South American frankings and some unusual handstamps, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a must-view.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000. Suggested Bid $6,000-8,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $6,000-8,000

Opening US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:13:07 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 32
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Cat No: Collection

image Spain & Portugal, Airmail Etiquettes, collection, on- and off-cover, comprising items from Andorra, Portugal and Spain; Andorra represented by a single Mair six-star label, #A1; Portugal presents ten labels plus three covers, one to Germany censored; Spain supplies 29 labels (seven five-star, including a pane of five "Por Zeppelin", #C2) and 12 covers, one six-star franked Scott Spain #C3a, one five-star, and six Censored covers (five domestic), Fine to Very Fine or better, clean lot; inspect.
Estimate $800 - 1,200. Suggested Bid $800-1,200 (Image)

Suggested Bid $800-1,200

Opening US$ 475.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:13:16 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 33
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Cat No: Collection

image Switzerland, Airmail Etiquettes, sweet compilation, on- and off-cover, comprising roughly 70 labels (nine of which Mair five-star rated), four booklets, full strips of ten of #A2a, A2b and A2c (all five-star), strips of five and 20 other full strips (this format is uncommon); plus 21 covers, including #A1 (six-star) franked by Scott #B29-B32 and C12; #A2x (five-star) on Liechtenstein #57, 66 & 67-franked sole recorded Registered cover to Iraq; #A5 on Swiss Airmail-franked cover to Iraq; #A11 (two, one franked Liechtenstein #C2, one Swiss #C3, C5 & C16; covers to Argentina and Morocco, etc., Fine to Very Fine with better, neat collection; inspect.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 900.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:13:29 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 34
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image United States and Possessions, Airmail Etiquettes, outstanding compilation, 1920s onward, approximately 600 labels in total, including six six-star and 65 five-star rarity items (per Günter Mair's Catalogue of Airmail Labels), plus an Amundsen sheet of nine in brown (five-star), a plate block of six of a private Lindbergh stamp (six-star), and a sheet of four Akron labels (six-star), along with more than 30 booklets, including a number from Pan-Am; in addition to the individual labels, there are about 240 covers (12 six-star, 43 five-star), highlights of which include one to Japan, returned to sender with flimsy and forwarded in the US; one to Brazil forwarded to Argentina; one to Guatemala, also returned to sender; one to Portuguese Africa; two 1929 Irish covers, two Akron covers, Zeppelin and Zeppelin shuttle covers, etc., etc., showing various interesting handstamps, advertising, usages from elsewhere, etc., Fine to Very Fine with much better, well worth the time for a careful review.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000. Suggested Bid $10,000-15,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $10,000-15,000

Opening US$ 6,000.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:13:41 EST
Sold For 0

United States
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 35
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image United States, Airmail Etiquettes, "special topics" on- and off-cover, nine topical groups, with the vast majority of items from the US, worthy of separate treatment; these comprise Airlines (with planes or rates), Charities, Company Promotional, Errors, Events, Hotels, Humorous, Personal, and those indicating who printed them; a total of approximately 190 labels, 60 covers and 12 booklets; no great rarities, but ideal for further expansion, Fine to Very Fine or better, a fun lot; inspect.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 900.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:13:50 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Airmail Etiquettes of the World

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 36
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Cat No: Collection

image Worldwide, Airmail Etiquettes, collection of covers, 1941 onward, approximately 300 airmail covers, all collected for the air etiquettes applied, a wide range of countries, frankings, etc., the demand for this type of cover is increasing, many scarce labels, must be seen.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:14:00 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 37
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Cat No: Collection

image Worldwide, Airmail Etiquettes, collection of booklets, 1941 onward, 63 booklets of various sizes, all are different, 22 are U.S., these are very difficult to find, especially in the condition present in this group, inspect, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. Suggested Bid $750-1,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $750-1,000

Opening US$ 450.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:14:10 EST
Sold For 0

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Great Britain

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 38
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image Great Britain, 1840, Parliamentary Envelope, 1d black, an attractive example postmarked with a red Crowned circle datestamp "PAID/ (2)1 JA 21/ 1840"; neatly repaired in the upper corners, Very Fine appearance.
S.G. Spec. PE2; £18,000 ($23,240).
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

A rare postal stationery item, valid only for four months, beginning with the inauguration of the Penny Post on January 10 of 1840, until the issue of the Penny Black and the Mulready envelope on May 6 of the same year.
Suggested Bid $4,000-6,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $4,000-6,000

Opening US$ 2,000.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:14:49 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 731
Lot No: 39
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image Great Britain, 1891, cover for Lord George Sanger's Greatest Circus, pair ½d (111) canceled with London town cancels, on allover illustrated red & blue circus patent envelope with additional allover illustrated ad on reverse, addressed to Acton, opened on three sides for display; various faults, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600

Lord' George Sanger (23 December 1825[nb 1] - 28 November 1911) was an English showman and circus proprietor. Born to a showman father, he grew up working in travelling peep shows. He successfully ran shows and circuses throughout much of the nineteenth century with his brother John. He retired in 1905 and was murdered by a disgruntled employee in 1911.
Suggested Bid $400-600 (Image)

Suggested Bid $400-600

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:15:17 EST
Sold For 250
Sale No: 731
Lot No: 40
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image Great Britain, c. 1874, cover for Lord George Sanger's Greatest Circus, unposted allover illustrated red & blue circus scene cover with additional allover illustrated ad on reverse, addressed to Aldridge, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Lord' George Sanger (23 December 1825[nb 1] - 28 November 1911) was an English showman and circus proprietor. Born to a showman father, he grew up working in travelling peep shows. He successfully ran shows and circuses throughout much of the nineteenth century with his brother John. He retired in 1905 and was murdered by a disgruntled employee in 1911.
Suggested Bid $200-300 (Image)

Suggested Bid $200-300

Opening US$ 100.00


Closed..Dec-03-2019, 10:15:39 EST
Sold For 0

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