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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ImagesDescriptionBidding
Lot #1564
VATICAN CITY Flight Covers
1929 (2 Aug) first flight cover "Poste Vaticane", all-Vatican franking to Vienna, fine-v.f., with arrival pmk (5 Aug), only five carried
Envelope
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #1565
VATICAN CITY Flight Covers
1931 (7 Mar) first flight cover, mixed franking with Italian adhesives to Assiut, Egypt, v.f., with Alexandria transit and Asyut arrival pmks, v.f., only 10 carried
Envelope
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #1566
VATICAN CITY Flight Covers
1932 (29 Apr) first flight cover, mixed franking with Italian adhesives (30 Apr) Rome to Gibraltar, fine, only 14 carried
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1567
VATICAN CITY Flight Covers
1933 (31 May) first flight, all Vatican franking to Salonika, faint Greek cachet on front, Athens transit and Salonika arrival pmks, v.f., only 51 carried
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1568
VATICAN CITY Flight Covers
1934 (25 Jan) Rome to Casablanca flight, mixed franking with Italian special issue single, registered card, with special Roma-Buenos Aires cachet, transit and arrival markings, v.f., rare, with 1985 Colla certificate (Sass. GP68),
Envelope

Catalog Value €2,500
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #1569
VATICAN CITY Flight Covers
1934 (9 Nov) Rome to Mogadiscio flight cover with Vatican only franking, cancelled 9.11.34, with special "Volo Postale Roma-Mogadiscio" cachet, addressed to Tobruk, but without the arrival postmark, v.f., rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1570
VATICAN CITY Flight Covers
1935 (29 July) first flight cover, mixed franking with Italian adhesive, Inaugural flight to Lyon, v.f., only 10 carried
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1571
VATICAN CITY Flight Covers
1950 official diplomatic mail "Nunciatura Apostolica" corner cachet cover from Lima Peru to New York, appropriate cachets, tape stains, otherwise fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$140.00

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