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February 11, 2009

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Lot #519
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1925 (29.9) registered and flown cover from Tashkent to Germany, attractively franked, with Berlin arrival pmk
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Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #520
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1927 (15.6) registered and flown cover from Copenhagen to Moscow, with tree line "Polucheno z Vozdushnoy Pochtoi" handstamp, Berlin transit and Moscow arrival pmks, fine
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Lot #521
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (18.9) registered and flown cover from Moscow, via "Dobrolet" (cachet on reverse) to Irkutsk, with arrival (22.9) pmk, some cover toning, otherwise fine and scarce first flight
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Lot #522
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (22.7) registered and flown cover from Baku to Osaka, Japan, attractively franked with the complete set of four surcharges, plus 1927 set of two, with Moscow transit (24.7) and Osaka (24.8) arrival pmks, fine and scarce flight
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Lot #523
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (30.4) registered and flown first flight cover from Moscow, via Berlin (1.5) to London (2.5), franked with the 1927 set of two, plus additional definitives, fine
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Lot #524
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (30.4) registered and flown first flight cover from Moscow, via Kharkov and Baku to Teheran, franked with the 1927 set of two, plus additional definitives, fine-v.f., with arrival (22.5) pmks, fine and scarce flight
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Lot #525
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1931 (21.6) record Round the World flight by Wiley Post and Harold Gatty, cover cancelled Mineola, New York, Berlin (24.6), Moscow (29.6), with July 1, Mineola arrival cds. The route was from New York, via Harbour Grace, Chester, England, Hanover, Berlin, Moscow, Novo-Sibirsk, Irkutsk, Blagoveschensk, Khabarovsk, Nome, Edmonton and back to New York, signed by both pilots, with Russian "Dobrolet" cachet, v.f
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Catalog #AAMC TO 1141
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Lot #526
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1932 registered and flown cover from Baku, via Moscow and Berlin to Milan, franked with single 3r (watermarked) definitive, appropriate transit and arrival pmks, filing fold away from the stamp, scarce high value on cover
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Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #527
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1932 10k stationery card, with Italian franking, plus additional 20k carmine, registered and flown from Fiume (24.10) via Berlin to Moscow, with "Polucheno Voszdushnoy Pocht." (received via Air Post), fine and extraordinary card
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Lot #528
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1932 (July 5), Mattern and Griffin Round the World Flight. The U.S. pilot Jimmy Mattern, together with Lt. Griffin, took off from Floyd Bennet Field in an attempt to beat round-the-world record held by Post and Gatty. The fliers landed in Berlin after a trip of 31 hours and 41 minutes, from New York, via Harbor Grace. They later reached Moscow, but cracked up on their hop to Siberia. Cover franked with 5c U.S. (New York July 5), 4pf Germany (July 7) and 15k Russia (cancelled Minsk 7.7), addressed to Clarence E. Page and autographed by both pilots, some usual minor flaws and toning, of no consequence. One of only 10 (!) covers carried on this flight
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Catalog #AAMC TO 1167
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