Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
August 9-10, 2022

Cherrystone is pleased to present our Summer auction taking place on August 9-10, 2022, featuring Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World. This sale contains 1,283 lots, with notable United States, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, numerous European countries, with Austria, Belgium, France & Colonies, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Colonies, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Switzerland. From Asia there are selections of China, Laos and Vietnam. South American countries are also well represented, with a good showing of Inverted Centers from all parts of the globe. There and numerous flight covers and large lots and collections. Please note there are no printed catalogues for this auction.

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Lot #8541
1929 (15 Jan) "Kamerad Card" franked with 1/2a George V, tied by Calcutta departure pmk, re-addressed to Baron Von Koenig / Akyab, Burma, with 5.2.29 arrival datestamp, signed by Stephen Smith, with facsimile photograph of the German flier, hinge remnants on hack, fine and rare, only 39 cards (and 2 covers) carried (Friedrich Karl Freiherr Koenig von und zu Warthausen, just 22 years old, took off from Berlin-Tempelhof after making the spontaneous decision to fly to Moscow, intending to break the distance record for light aircraft and win the Hindenburg Trophy. He was travelling in his private Klemm-Daimler L 20 light aircraft, which he has dubbed "Kamerad" ("mate)
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