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Lot #3287

RUSSIA Flight Covers

1932 Mattern & Griffin Round-the-World flight, cover franked with U.S., German and Russian adhesives, bearing appropriate postmarks and autographed by both fliers, some light cover stains as often, otherwise v.f. The U.S. pilot Jimmy Mattern, with Lt. Griffin attempted to beat the "round-the-world" record, held at the time by Post and Gatty. After flying from New York via Harbour Grace, they landed in Berlin and later reached Moscow. Their plane crashed on the way to Siberia. Only 10 covers were carried
Catalog #AAMC TO 1167

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