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Lot #347
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1931 Wiley Post & Harold Gatty Record Circumnavigation, June 21 cover with 2c canceled at Mineola, N.Y, Berlin cds (June 24) and Russian cachets, one dated June 29, signed by Post and Gatty. This circumnavigation via Newfoundland, Greenland, Russia and Alaska completed in 8 days 16 hours in the "Winnie Mae" airplane
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$450.00

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Lot #348
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1931 (21 June) Post & Gatty Around the World flight cover (franking prepaid), Minneola, NY and Berlin postmarks, also special Russian cachets, signed by both pilots, v.f.
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Catalog #AAMC TO 1141
$450.00

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Lot #349
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1931 Hernden & Pangborn Circumnavigation Attempt, July 28 cover with USA 2c canceled at New York, Croydon Aerodrome cds (July 30), Japan 3sn canceled at Tokyo (Oct 2) and USA 2c canceled at Wenatchee, Washington (Oct 5), backstamped with a Russian cachet and cds of Khabarovsk, signed by Hugh Hernden. Pangborn and Hernden were attempting a round the world speed record when their plane became bogged down in Siberia; they then flew on to Japan but landed illegally and were detained for 12 weeks. Small tape stains at the sides, otherwise fine
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$700.00

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Lot #350
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1931 Allen and Moyle Japan to USA flight, Sep 8 illustrated cover with 2sn cancelled in Tokyo and upon arrival at Seattle (Oct 9), signed by both pilots. The Second Trans-Pacific flight from Japan, the aviators were forced down for a week in the Aleutian Islands and again in Siberia
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$140.00

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Lot #351
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1932 Jimmie Mattern & Bennett Griffin Circumnavigation Attempt, July 5 covers with USA Air 5c canceled at New York, Germany 4m canceled at Berlin and Russia 15k canceled at Minsk (July 7), signed by both pilots. They flew non-stop from Harbour Grace to Berlin in a record time of 8 hours 41 minutes, only a handful of covers carried
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$700.00

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Lot #352
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1932 Jimmie Mattern & Bennett Griffin Circumnavigation Attempt, July 5 covers with USA Air 5c canceled at New York, Germany 4m canceled at Berlin and Russia 15k canceled at Minsk (July 7), signed and dedicated "this envelope was carried by myself and Bennett Griffin from Floyd Bennett Field New York to Russia where we crashed our plane on our attempted flight around the world" by Jimmie Mattern. The two pilots flew non-stop from Harbour Grace to Berlin in a record time of 8 hours 41 minutes, only a handful of covers carried
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$900.00

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Lot #353
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1933 Jimmie Mattern Solo Circumnavigation Attempt/Levanevsky Flight cover from New York with five various Russian datestamps (5 June-5 July) and datestamps of Nome (July 21), Fairbanks (July 23), Juneau (July 25) and Edmonton (July 27), a USA 3c applied at Nome, signed by Mattern in pencil, some staining and two vertical folds, tape repair at lower edge. Mattern flew from New York on June 3rd but made a forced landing in Siberia where his plane was abandoned; he was rescued by Eskimos and flown on July 20th from Anadyr to Nome by the Russian pilot Levanevsky. He then flew from Nome to New York via Edmonton. One of the very few covers carried by Mattern and Levanevsky, the cover faults are probably a result of the forced landing in Siberia and the conditions endured prior to his rescue. A rare cover
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$1,400.00

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Lot #354
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1933 Charles and Anne Lindbergh Survey Flight, July 5 typed letter to the Paris Chapter of the National Aeronautic Association of USA in France, signed Anne Lindbergh. The Lindbergh's flew from New York to Europe via Newfoundland, Labrador, Greenland and Iceland, to survey a possible air route to Europe for various commercial US airlines; they then flew to Africa and South America and back to New York, fine collateral item
$230.00

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