U.S. and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
January 8-9, 2019

We are pleased to kick off the New Year with our January 8-9 sale, with 1,678 lots, including additional offerings of the Heinz Gappe (H.G.I. Company) inventory of Flight and Zeppelin covers of the world, as well as properties of numerous other vendors and estates sold by their order. Heinz was well known to Aero philatelists, having been active in this field since the 1960s and amassing a wonderful holding of this ever-popular and exciting area. There are selections of attractive United States, rarities from Albania, Austria, France, Germany and Colonies, Italy and Colonies, Russia, Saar, Scandinavian countries and Switzerland. Great Britain and British Commonwealth are well represented, featuring a strong selection of Batum, booklet from India with set of Gandhi stamps overprinted specimen and lots more. As always, our sale includes selections of better South America, with Colombia Air Post, Asia and rest of the world. We conclude with 100+ large lots and collections, which range from single country collections to multi-carton worldwide groups of stamps and covers, mostly offered intact. This entire sale is online at www.cherrystoneauctions.com. Please check with us often, as additional scans are continuously uploaded. A limited number of printed catalogues are available on request.

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Lot #1392
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1917 French Aviation Mission to Russia, Military Mail (F.M.) cover to France sent by the mission member (Paul Vitre, "Mission Francaise d'Aviation en Russe"); faint but legible free frank mission seal strike, scarce
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1393
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1916 (24 Apr) picture postcard from the Eastern Front, bearing violet "Feld-Luftschifferabteilung No.13" hs, also two additional "Feldpost" cards with "Konigl. Preussische Feld-Luftschiffer Abteilung 8" (Zeppelin base in Ukraine), plus a glossy photograph of the Airship in hangar (Liegnitz), handstamped "Schulkomando der Luftschifftruppen", fine lot
Envelope
Unsold

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