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Lot #4656
EGYPT Flight Covers
1914 (22 Jan) Marc Pourpe flight, picture postcard (Omdurman Market) franked with 4m (defective) and tied by Heliopolis cds, addressed to England, message "Greetings by First Flight Aerial Post From the Sudan", with violet "Poste Aerienne Caire-Khartoum/L.N.A. Marc Pourpe 1913-14" cachet, fine and rare card, ex-Garrett (AAMC 4a) (Marc Pourpe took part in an early "Aviation Week" held in 1914, in Heliopolis, near Cairo from January 2 through 12, 1914. While there he made the first airmail flight in Egypt, flying the 1,250 miles from Cairo to Khartoum January 4-12th, with stops in Luxor, Wadi Halfa and Abu Hamed)
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$3,250.00

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Lot #4657
EGYPT Flight Covers
1919 OHMS cover (opened for display), with boxed "Aerial Post E.E.F." handstamp, Army Post Office Ap 19, SZ 11 cds alongside, oval violet "Reception Station / Mustapha", dated "10/4/19", with arrival pmk "Base Army Post Office" Alexandria arrival, plus "Please use this envelope Again" label (torn)
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$700.00

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Lot #4658
EGYPT Flight Covers
1925-29 selection of 14 covers or cards, mostly mounted exhibition style on pages, with additional information or collateral material (photos), flights are to or from Egypt, or passed through Cairo during the journey, includes 1925 Baghdad to Cairo registered, 1925 Kano (Nigeria) to Cairo, Return Flight addressed to U.S. General R Ridgway in London, 1929 Zeppelin "Orient Flight" Roessler card to Cairo, 1929 Port Said to Candia (Crete), 1926 Cairo to Baghdad, 1927 Cairo to Karachi, 1927 Alexandria to Basra, 1929 Karachi-London, via Cairo, Cairo to Calcutta, etc., occasional cover flaws or minor toning, mostly fine
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$1,900.00

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Lot #4659
EGYPT Flight Covers
1937 Imperial Airways, crash cover addressed to Egyptian Consulate Paris with Cairo 28 SE 37 cds, backside with pair of "POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES" labels and five line delay cachet applied by the French Post Office, fine (on 1 October 1937, Imperial Airways Short Empire G-ADVC Courtier crashed on landing in Phaleron Bay, Greece due to poor visibility, killing two of 15 on board. It was carrying mail from India, Iraq and Egypt. Most of it was salvaged and turned over to the Greek Post Office for further processing)
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$230.00

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