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WORLDWIDE FLIGHT COVERS continued...

Trans-Oceanic Flights (Chronological by AAMC) continued...
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1154 c Image1928, Aug. 16-Oct. 18, Attempted Flight from Rockford Ill. to Stockholm, Sweden (AAMC 1084). 5c Beacon (C11) tied by Rockford Oct. 18 duplex on cover, signed by Bert Hassell and Parker Cramer, sent to Syracuse (Oct. 19 backstamp), Very Fine, one of only ten covers carried on the attempted flight from the U.S. to Sweden over Greenland, "Fish" Hassell and "Shorty" Cramer crashed during a blizzard over the icecap in Greenland. A fishing vessel rescued them after a thirteen-day trek across the icecap. Their plane was discovered sixteen years later during World War II (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1155 c Image1929, June 13, "Yellow Bird" Flight, U.S. to Spain (AAMC 1091). 2c Vincennes (651) tied by Old Orchard Me. Jun. 13 duplex, Comillas Jun. 14 receiving datestamp, with handstamped flight cachet and signed by three aviators, also with France 2fr Postage Due tied by Bourget Aviation field datestamp, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1156 c Image1929, June 14, Attempted Seville-New York Non-Stop Flight (AAMC 1091A). 40c Blue tied by Seville 24 June, 1929 hexagonal airmail datestamp, violet Seville-New York flight cachet, Very Fine, French aviators Coudouret and Malinoux attempted the non-stop flight from Seville to New York, but the plane crashed in Angouleme, France, very few covers were prepared for this flight (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1157 c Image1929, Nov. 6, Initial Flight, Wilkins Antarctic Expedition (AAMC 1097). U.S., Great Britain, and Falkland Islands stamps tied by respective cancels on Roessler cover with flight cachet and green expedition handstamp, signed Wilkins and Eielson, New York receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, signed Bloch (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1158 c Image1929, November 28-29, Byrd South Pole Expedition Flight (AAMC 1100). 2c Aeronautics Tied by "S.S. City of New York, Feb 19, 1930" duplex on arrival, envelope endorsed "First Flight Over South Pole/ No 28/29 1929" and signed by pilot Bernt Balchen, Fine, 50 covers were carried and this is scarcer than the usual cacheted covers (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1159 c Image1930, August 30, Attempted Flight, Brazil to U.S.A.. (AAMC 1116). Brazil Air Post stamps tied by special blue flight oval cancels, U.S. 5c Air Post tied by Miami duplex on arrival, typewritten inscription at top left, signed Lewis A. Yancey, Lancaster, Pa. backstamp, Very Fine, AAMC states only ten covers were carried (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1160 c Image1930, September 1, First Direct Atlantic Ocean Flight, Paris to New York (AAMC 1117). 1.50fr Air Post stamp tied by Bourget Aviation Seine 1-9-30 circular datestamp, flight cachet and French Consulate seal, signed by Bellonte, fresh and Extremely Fine, Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte flew the first non-stop flight East to West across the Atlantic Ocean, only 30 covers were carried on the flight, accompanied by entrance card for the homecoming in Paris and a press ribbon (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1161 c Image1930, October 9, Second "Columbia" Transatlantic Flight from St. John's (AAMC 1122; Newfoundland 21a). 20c Gray Black and 30c Olive Brown (157, 159). Tied by St. Johns Sep 25, 1930 slogan on fresh cover to London, typed "Via Airplane Columbia", Harbour Grace and London backstamps, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
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1162 c Image1930, December 17, Balbo Mass Squadron Flight, Italy to Brazil (AAMC 1125). Imprinted flight cover to Rio de Janeiro with 7.70 Air Post (C27) and 1.25l Blue tied by Rome Dec. 15 special flight machine cancel, signed by all of the pilots, including General Balbo, Rio de Janeiro Jan. 22, 1931 receiving machine cancel, light vertical file fold, otherwise Very Fine, accompanied by a postcard promoting the flight (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1163 c Image1931, June 21, Post and Gatty Round the World Flight (AAMC 1141). 2c tied by Mineola N.Y. Jun. 21 machine cancel on flight cover signed by Post and Gatty, appropriate cachets and datestamps, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1164 c Image1933, April 17, Bertram Round the World Return Flight to Germany (AAMC 1162). Australia, Netherlands Indies, India, and Germany stamps tied by Darwin, Soerabaja, Akyab, and Berlin datestamps respectively on specially prepared large flight cover, Very Fine, on the inbound flight to Australia, they crashed into the Indian Ocean and were stranded for several weeks, on the return flight they crashed in Soerabaja, one day after taking off from Darwin (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction

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