Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
February 7-8, 2023

Welcome to our February 7-8, 2023 Sale of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, which will take place at our Teaneck, N.J. Galleries and over the internet via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,366 lot sale features better United States, with quality material assembled by a Japanese gentleman. Foreign countries include Albania, with 1913 Double Eagle handstamps, Austria, France and Colonies, Germany with a selection of WWII Occupation Issues, Great Britain and British Commonwealth with Australia, BNA, New Zealand, British Asia and Africa. There are rarities from Iran, including postal history, Italy and Italian Colonies, a collection of hand-painted Karl Lewis covers and more. The auction concludes with over two hundred Large Lots and Collections, ranging from single country albums and specialized collections, to multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.

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Lot #1526
1911 First Aerial Post U.P. Exhibition Allahabad to Bombay, cover franked with 1/1 KEVII, Allahabad (18 Feb) departure cachet, cover defective, with partly mended tear, also two pieces, each with red "First Aerial Post, U.P. Exhibition Allahabad 1911" (on Feb 18, 1911, French pilot Henri Paquet carried the first mail officially flown by airplane. Paquet carried about 6,000 letters and 40 cards on his Humber biplane, for a distance of five miles, from the Allahabad polo field, over the Yamuna River, to Niani. All mail received a special cancel depicting an airplane, mountains and "First Aerial Post, 1911, U. P. Exhibition Allahabad.")
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