Specialized Russia
December 4, 2013

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Lot #4466
RUSSIA - AIR POST Flight Covers
1924 (30 Oct) cover pre-printed "Premier Vol Moscou-Teheran", with arrival pmk, also a flown card from Moscow (19.5) to Berlin, fine-v.f.
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Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #4467
RUSSIA - AIR POST Flight Covers
1932 (5 July), 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
Price Realized
$900.00

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