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Lot #1158
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1911 (30 Sep) "Special Aerial Dispatch" handstamp, cover franked with 2c red, tied by "Aeroplane Station Garden City Estates" pmk, fine
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC 3a
$140.00

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Lot #1159
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1912 (18 July) Benton Harbor, Mich., 1c stationery card with additional imperf. pair of 1c green, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC 40a
$140.00

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Lot #1160
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1928 (20 Feb) Lindbergh Flies Again cacheted cover franked with 10c dark blue, locally addressed in St. Louis, autographed by the four pilots that flew on that day: E.L. Sloniger, Thomas Nelson, P.R. Love and C.A.Lindbergh (at bottom), fine cover, with arrival pmk
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$700.00

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Lot #1161
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1928 (21 Feb) Lindbergh Flies Again cacheted cover franked with 10c dark blue, addressed to St. Louis, autographed by the five pilots that flew on that day: E.L. Sloniger, P.R. Love, Thomas Nelson, C.A.Lindbergh and L.L. Smith (at bottom), fine cover, with arrival pmk
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$700.00

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Lot #1162
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1928 (14 May) First Amphibian Flight Detroit to Cleveland, Amelia Earhart Special Pilot, cacheted cover with arrival pmk, signed by Amelia Earhart, v.f.
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$700.00

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Lot #1163
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1928 (14 May) First Amphibian Flight Detroit to Cleveland, Amelia Earhart Special Pilot, cacheted cover with arrival pmk, signed by Amelia Earhart, v.f., with 2004 Alsberg certificate
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$700.00

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Lot #1164
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1929 (2 Sep) cacheted cover from Cleveland to San Francisco, with 5c Beacon franking, Akron Day handstamp, boldly autographed by Amelia Earhart, little toning on back, otherwise v.f.
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$700.00

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Lot #1165
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1929 (8 July) cover from Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., with four-lines "Transcontinental Air Transport / First 58 Hour Passenger Service / Los Angeles - New York / Plate Piloted by Colonel Lindbergh" cachet, personally signed "C.A. Lindbergh" at left, v.f., with arrival pmk (July 10) on back, rare
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #1166
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1929 two flight covers, each franked with 10c Lindbergh pane of three, with additional stamps, appropriate cachets and flown to Venezuela, and to Nicaragua, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C10a
$230.00

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Lot #1167
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1930 (1 Aug) Mears and Brown attempted Round-the-World flight, 1c stationery card with additional 10c Special delivery franking, East Orange, United States to Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, where the plane crashed upon take-off, v.f., scarce - only 25 cards carried
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #1168
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1930 two flight covers, each franked with 10c Lindbergh pane of three, with additional stamps, appropriate cachets and flown to Montevideo and Maracaibo, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C10a
$230.00

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Lot #1169
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1931 "Justice for Hungary" flown card from Flint, Michigan, with pre-printed bilingual cachet, 1c franking, with Budapest arrival pmk, v.f. (in July, 1931, newspapers all over the world reported on the front page that two Hungarian pilots, Alexander Magyar and George Endress crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the United States to Hungary in a Lockheed-Sirius airplane named "Justice for Hungary." The flight was intended to call attention to the dismemberment of Hungary after World War I. It was a spectacular success. On July 15, 1931, the trans-Oceanic flight left Harbor-Grace for Budapest on a non-stop flight of 26 hours and 20 minutes (Charles Lindbergh's flight in 1927 took six hours longer) and marked the first time that an airplane crossing the ocean had radio contact both with the starting and landing aerodromes. It was also the first time such a flight was used for political purposes. The pilots were received as heroes in Budapest)
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$230.00

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Lot #1170
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1931 (3 Jan) first commercial Trans-Atlantic Airplane flight card (first stage) to Bermuda, with 1/2d franking on back, addressed to Roessler ("First stage made - more difficult that expected a series of unfortunate accidents - next jump our big test - the last stage Azores to Paris will be easy"), signed by Lt. Wm. S. Maclaren (Lieut. William S. MacLaren and Mrs Beryl Hart reached Bermuda. They took off again for the Azores, flew into a high wind over heavy seas, were not again seen or heard from)
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Catalog #AAMC TO 1130
$230.00

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Lot #1171
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1931 (24 May) Hillig and Hoiriis Transatlantic Flight, New York to Copenhagen. The flight ended prematurely at Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, from where the mail was forwarded by ship, arriving in Copenhagen on 3rd July; cover with U.S. and Danish franking, signed by both pilots, with Copenhagen and Liberty pmks, also a photograph of the pilots and their airplane, only 30 covers carried.
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC TO 1140a
$230.00

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Lot #1172
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1932 (5 July), Mattern and Griffin Round the World Flight. The U.S. pilot Jimmy Mattern, together with Lt. Griffin, took off from Floyd Bennet Field in an attempt to beat the round-the-world record held by Post and Gatty. The fliers landed in Berlin after a trip of 31 hours and 41 minutes, from New York, via Harbor Grace. They later reached Moscow, but cracked up on their hop to Siberia. Cover franked with 5c U.S. (New York July 5), 4pf Germany (July 7) and 15k Russia (cancelled Minsk 7.7), addressed to Clarence E. Page and autographed by both pilots, some usual minor flaws and toning, of no consequence. Also included a photograph of the two fliers. One of only 10 (!) covers carried on this flight
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC TO 1167
$700.00

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Lot #1173
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1933 (18 July) Italo Balbo Armada, flight cover paying $1.70 from Chicago to New York, with corresponding Italian Air Cruise cachet, signed by the Postmaster, with arrival pmk on back, v.f.
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$700.00

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Lot #1174
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1933 (23 July) Italo Balbo Armada, registered flight cover paying $3.70 from Chicago to Rome, with corresponding Italian Air Cruise violet cachet, blue "Crociera Aerea" handstamp, with arrival markings on back, fine and scarce
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$700.00

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Lot #1175
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1933 (15 July) attempted Ocean Flight, New York to Lithuania by Capt. Stefan Darius and Stanley Girenas, flight cover from New York to Kaunas, Lithuania, July 15, 1933 "Lituanica" cancel, franked with 3c violet, v.f., with six line cachet, signed by both pilots. Both flyers died when their plane was wrecked at Soldin, Germany, about 400 miles short of their goal. Mail was delivered to Kaunas on July 18, 1933, with arrival pmk
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Catalog #AAMC TO 1182
$230.00

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Lot #1176
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1934 (27 June) cover with U.S. and Polish franking, special cachet and signed by both Adamowicz brothers, v.f. On June 28, Benjamin and Joseph Adamowicz took off from Floyd Bennett Field in NYC and landed in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. The next day, they took off from there for a Trans-Atlantic trip. Through mechanical problems, leaking engine and heavy rainstorm, they managed to reach Europe (near Caen in France). The next day, after repairing a landing gear, they took off to Paris, then to Germany, where they were forced to land due to fuel leaks. On July 2, the brothers arrived in Warsaw, Poland, treated as heroes. The Adamowicz brothers were possibly the first amateur pilots in the world to fly a plane across the Atlantic
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #1177
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1935 (11 Jan) Honolulu to Oakland flight by Amelia Earhart, legal size envelope franked with 3c and 6c Winged Globe (slightly oxidized), dedicated "Carried by Air Honolulu - Oakland January 11-12, 1935" and signed by Amelia Earhart, faint overall toning, not at all affecting the postal markings and signature. A fine cover (Amelia Earhart departed Wheeler Field in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, she safely landed at Oakland Airport in Oakland, California while enjoying one relaxing cup of hot chocolate and a broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera at her flying altitude of 8,000 feet)
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$2,300.00

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