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April 28-29, 2010

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Lot #1192
ITALY Air Post
1926 (May 13) first flight over the North Pole with airship "Norge" (pilot Amundsen), cover carried from Ciampino Roma 10.4.26 to Kingsbay, Alaska, franked with Italy 1.25L, also with special Nobile label (rare variety horizontal pair imperf. between), all on front (another single label on back overprinted "Norge"), bearing oval cachet "Volo Transpolare 1926 Amundsen - Ellsworth - Nobile Equipaggio Italiano Dirigibile Norge", addressed to Milano and bearing signature of "Precerutti", v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1193
ITALY Air Post
1926 (April 8) Transpolar Nobile "Italia-Alaska", cover franked with 1,25L St.Francis on front, cancelled Ciampino Roma 8.4.26 to Kingsbay, Alaska and later to Norway, with special Nobile label (horizontal pair imperf. between), overprinted to indicate that 51 covers addressed to Oslo were misplaced and eventually found nine years later, fine and scarce cover, especially franked with the variety
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1194
ITALY Air Post
1926 (April 8) Transpolar Nobile "Italia-Alaska", cover franked with two Italian adhesives, cancelled Ciampino Roma 8.4.26 to Nome, Alaska, with special Nobile label, signed by a crew member
Envelope
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #1195
ITALY Air Post
1926 (April 8) Transpolar Nobile "Italia-Alaska", cover franked with 1,25L St.Francis on front, canc. Ciampino Roma 8.4.26 to Kingsbay, Alaska and later to Norway, with special Nobile label (variety imperf. at right) added on back & overprinted to indicate that 51 covers addressed to Oslo were misplaced and eventually found nine years later, fine and scarce cover, especially franked with the variety
Envelope
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #1196
ITALY Air Post
1930 Virgil, gray card with nine diff. color proofs of 7.70+3.30L, each imperf. amid simulated perfs, v.f. and probably unique item, with Diena cert.
P
Catalog #C25P
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #1197
ITALY Air Post
1930 Trans-Atlantic Squadron, vertical se-tenant pair, top stamp with six stars, n.h., v.f., signed Bolaffi, with Raybaudi cert. (Sass.25+25a)
**
Catalog #C27,27a
Catalog Value €4,700
Price Realized
$2,300.00

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