U.S. and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
November 29-30, 2016

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Lot #52
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1926 Seattle-Los Angeles, two first flight covers, one to Zaragoza, Mexico, each with Canadian and U.S. franking, fine-v.f., with arrival markings
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Unsold
Lot #53
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1930 (3 May) first flight cover from Miami to Venezuela, corresponding "USA-Canal Zone-Venezuela" cachet, 10c orange added on arrival in Puerto Cabello (May 6 1930), with Cristobal (May 4) and Colon, Panama (Nov 18) pmks on back, v.f.
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Lot #54
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1931 (24 May) Hillig and Hoiriis Transatlantic Flight, New York to Copenhagen. The flight ended prematurely at Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, from where the mail was forwarded by ship, arriving in Copenhagen on 3rd July; cover signed by both pilots, with Copenhagen and Liberty pmks, only 30 covers carried
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Catalog #AAMC TO1140a
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Lot #55
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1931 (22 June) attempted Solo Transatlantic Flight by Ruth Nichols. Miss Ruth Nichols set out from New York for Paris in an attempt to be the first woman to make a solo transatlantic flight. Unfortunately, her Lockheed Vega Monoplane "Akita" was forced down and crashed at St. John's, Newfoundland, cover with appropriate cachets and autographed by Miss Nichols
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Catalog #AAMC TO1142
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #56
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1933 Round-the-world flight, New York to Haiti, pilot J. Errol Boyd, small cover, pilot signed, U.S. and Haiti franking, with special red cachet, fine and scarce cover (Errol Boyd's first nonstop flight from New York City to Haiti, covered a greater distance than that from Newfoundland to Ireland. Some 5,000 spectators cheered his takeoff from New York. On his return flight he carried gifts from Haitis president to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Boyd became the first airman to have two countries issue special stamps for his flights (Canada and Haiti)
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Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #57
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1938 (16 Mar) First Flight Baltimore-Bermuda cover autographed by the entire crew of seven, v.f., with Hamilton arrival
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Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #58
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1939 (30 June) multi-country flight cover originating in England, via New York (C3 and C22 added) and Paris to Hong Kong, with corresponding cachet and transit and arrival markings, fine and appealing cover
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Price Realized
$325.00

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