Deborah Friedman Collection of Colombian Airmail; U.S. & Worldwide Stamps
November 7, 2007 and November 13-15, 2007

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Lot #2930
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1930 Flown cover from Leningrad to Berlin, attractively franked with Lenin Memorial Issue, perf. and imperf. set of eight, tied by 9.9.30 postmarks, posted on board the steamer "Europa" and catapulted to New York, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #265-72
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #2931
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1932 Mattern & Griffin Round the World Flight, cover franked with U.S., German and Russian adhesives, bearing appropriate postmarks and autographed by both fliers, some light cover stains, otherwise v.f. The U.S. pilot Jimmy Mattern, with Lt. Griffin attempted to beat the "round-the-world" record, held at the time by Post and Gatty. After flying from New York via Harbour Grace, they landed in Berlin and later reached Moscow. Their plane crashed up on the way to Siberia. Only 10 covers were carried,
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC TO1167
Price Realized
$1,400.00

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