Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
May 3-4, 2022
Welcome to our May 3-4 Sale which will take place live in our Galleries as well as via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,306 lot sale features United States and Possessions, with 19th & 20th Century single rarities, graded items, proofs, essays and back of the book material. A-Z countries include specialized Austria, Egypt, France, as well as Germany with a selection of WWII Occupation Issues and mail from POW Camps. Great Britain and British Commonwealth include rare singles, high values, BNA and British Africa. There are numerous rarities from Iran, Italy (with Old States and Italian Colonies), Israel, with sheets of 7-9 and J1-5, Korea, Latvia and many other collecting areas. The auction concludes with a solid section of Large Lots and Collections ranging from single country albums to specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.
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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