U.S. & Worldwide; The Alexander Collection of Russia
September 14-16, 2010

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Lot #622
GERMAN COLONIES German South-West Africa Air Post
1914 picture postcard (Bruno Buchner's propeller airplane), carried on the first leg of the special flight for Windhoek Exhibition. During that exhibition, pilot Buchner made a mail-carrying flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek, by way of Usakos, Karibib and Okahamdja. This card has an excellent "Erster Flugpostversuch in D.S.W.A." cachet in violet, franked with 5pf adhesive, canc. 18.5.14, v.f., extremely rare, with 2003 Steuer cert.
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Catalog #AAMC 1
Price Realized
$5,000.00

Lot #623
GERMAN COLONIES German South-West Africa Air Post
1914 card carried on the second leg of the special flight for Windhoek Exhibition, franked with 5pf green, with 3-line violet cachet "Flugpost Usakos-Karibib 1.Flugzeug in Sudwest befodert", cancelled Usakos 19.5.14 and addressed to Berlin, fine and very rare card, only a few known to exist, especially addressed outside of SWA, signed Wittmann, with 1994 Czimek cert.
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Catalog #AAMC 1a
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #624
GERMAN COLONIES German South-West Africa Air Post
1914 picture postcard carried on the third leg of the special flight for Windhoek Exhibition, franked with 5pf green, cancelled Karibib 19.5.14, with "Erste Flugpost Deutsch Sudwestafrika Karibib Windhuk" three-line cachet, addressed to Okahandja, with 22.5.14 arrival pmk (flight was delayed due to bad weather), fine and very rare card, only a few known to exist, with 2003 Steuer cert.
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC 1b
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #625
GERMAN COLONIES German South-West Africa Air Post
1914 card carried on the third leg of the special flight for Windhoek Exhibition, franked with 5pf green, cancelled Karibib 21.5.14, with "Erste Flugpost Deutsch Sudwestafrika Karibib Windhuk" three-line cachet, addressed to Windhoek (flight was delayed due to bad weather), fine and very rare card, only a few known to exist, with 2003 Steuer cert.
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC 1b
Price Realized
$5,000.00

Lot #626
GERMAN COLONIES German South-West Africa Air Post
1914 card carried on the fourth leg of the special flight for Windhoek Exhibition, franked with 5pf green, cancelled Okahandja 22.5.14, with "Erste Flugpost Deutsch Sudwestafrika Okahandja Windhuk" three-line cachet, addressed to Windhoek (flight was planned for May 22nd, but actually took off the next day), v.f. and possibly the finest known from this rare flight, with 2003 Steuer cert.
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC 1c
Price Realized
$5,000.00

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