U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
May 25-26, 2021

Our May 25-26, 2021 Auction will run live via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,382 lot sale features United States and Worldwide countries, beginning with a solid selection of U.S. singles, sets, Postal History and Possessions. The Foreign section features a highly specialized collection of French Indochina, with 19th Century military and civilian mail from what is today Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. This collection was formed by a former French Colonial resident, with an excellent eye for postal history and considered a foremost expert of the subject. From Germany, there are used and unused selections from an-old time collection formed with assistance from Herbert Bloch and the Friedl Expert Committee. Great Britain and British Commonwealth are followed by a collection of Imperial Japan, including the original collection formed in 1875 by Baron Maejima Hisoka, founder of the Japanese Postal System. Italian Offices in China include three rare Pechino and Tientsin items, including unique covers. The Poland selection features Krakow Issue, Locals, Polish Army Corps in Italy, with unique errors and varieties. Russia boasts a collection of 300+ lots of Zemstvo, with many ex-Baughman, Faberge, and Bianchi items. In addition, this sale includes a strong selection of 100+ large lots and collections ranging from single country albums to specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide properties and large cover lots

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Lot #1277
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History Flight Covers
1925-37 collection of 20 different flight and event covers signed by the better known aviators, all described on pages, mostly historically significant items, some quite scarce. Highlights include a 1929 "Lady Heath Tours U.S.", signed Mary Lady Heath (first woman to hold a commercial flying license in Britain), 1931 cover signed by Augustus Post (balloonist, early aviator, automotive pioneer), two PAA covers, one from Key West to Havana, the other from Havana to Key West, signed by Cy Caldwell and Musick and Wells (pilots), 1933 cover autographed by three survivors of "The Akron Disaster", 1935 "Around the Americas" cover signed by Frank Hawks who flew 8,000 miles in Northrop Gamma-2E airplane, 1929 arrival of "the Question Mark" transport plane, signed by Major Carl Spaatz, Capt. Eaker and Lt. Quesada, 1935 Thor Solberg's flight cover from New York to Bergen, Norway, signed by the aviator, 1932 cover signed by Jimmy Doolittle, and many others. A wonderful collection, supplemented by two original photographs, generally fine-v.f.
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