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Lot #899
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1924 (10 Dec) registered cover from Lutoshkino to Tambov, franked on back with 4k and 10k definitives, used in combination with 1k violet (semi-official air post), with arrival pmk
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$230.00

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Lot #900
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1932 General Umberto Nobile, selection of six picture postcard from Moscow to Rome, all addressed to his daughter Maria, one registered, generally with greetings from "Papa" message (In 1931, Nobile left Italy to work for the next four years in the Soviet Union, where he helped with the Soviet semi-rigid airship program. Details of the Soviet Airship Program are sparse, but there is an obvious Nobile influence in the design of the airships USSR-V5, and SSSR-V6 OSOAVIAKhIM. He was allowed to return to Italy to teach in December 1936)
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$450.00

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Lot #901
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1933 (1 Aug) registered and flown cover from Moscow to Germany, attractively franked, with a Hungarian label and arrival markings on back, fine
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$140.00

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Lot #902
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1935 1r on 10k (Levanevsky) Moscow-San Francisco overprint, used on registered and flown picture postcard (Sigismund Levanevsky) from Moscow, via San Francisco, addressed to Mr. Arens, Consul General of the U.S.S.R. in New York, with bilingual "Special Air Flight Moscow-San Francisco through the North Pole" cachets, with New York (Sep 17) arrival pmks, minor card creases and little toning at right, otherwise v.f. (three Soviet fliers, Sigismund Levanevsky, George Baidukov and Victor Levchenko, took off from Schlovsky Military Airport near Moscow in the red-winged Soviet monoplane "O 25" at 6:30 A.M. on a 6,000 mile non-stop flight to San Francisco, via the North Pole. Flying over Siberia and 700 miles across the Arctic Ocean, the plane developed problems, and on radio instructions, the fliers returned to their base. Mail was later forwarded by airmail)
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Catalog #C68
$7,000.00

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