The Philatelic Collector's Series Sale

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Argentina 1930, Europe-Pan American Flight cover,franked with 12c San Martin in combination with 20c ultramarine, 50c slate, 1p blue/red, 1.8p blue/lilac red, and 3.60p slate/blue "Zeppelin / 1er Vuelo 1930" overprints, tied to over by Buenos Aires (21 May) c.d.s., violet handstamped USA "Europe - Pan America / Round Flight" confirmation cachet, Friedrichshafen (Jun 6) and Berlin (Jun 7) backstamps, a scarce set of five on cover, striking and fine.Cover

Argentina 1930, Graf Zeppelin Europe - Pan American Flight cover,franked with 5c San Martin in combination with four 50c slate and single 1p blue "Zeppelin / 1er Vuelo 1930" overprints, tied by Buenos Aires (26 May) c.d.s., with violet confirmation cachet, Lakehurst (May 31) Graf Zeppelin arrival backstamp, a scarce and visually-appealing franking, fine.Cover

Australia 1918, 5/- yellow & grey Kangaroo,pleasing bright shade, wonderfully-centered, hinged, very fine. (Sc 54; S.G. 13, £450).Mint H

Austria 1910, 5k & 10k Birthday Jubilee Issue,used, each with neat corner cancels, the 5kr with unobtrusive smudge at lower left value tablet, select centering, a pleasing duo, very fine. (Sc. 142-3, $550)Used

Austria 1932, 12g slate to 1s claret,never hinged, right-margin examples, beautiful color and detailed impressions, very fine. (Sc. B100-105, $260)Mint NH

Austria 1936, 10s dark blue Dollfuss,never hinged, superior centering, detailed impression, a lovely example of this iconic stamp, very fine. (Sc. 380, $1,100)Mint NH

Bahamas 1859-1902, mint and used group on an album page,including 1859-60 1d. reddish-lake on thick transparent paper unused, a range of perforated 1d. unused (4) and with manuscript cancellations (5), 4d. and 6d. mint and used, 1882 CA 1d. scarlet-vermilion marginal block of four, 1884-90 5/- used and £1 with manuscript cancellation, a useful group, chiefly fine.Mint H/Us

Barbados 1852-5, 1/2d yellow-green, blued paper, (4d) brownish red, and 1873 Small Star 3d brown-purple,1/2d with good to large margins and cancelled by light strike of numeral oval, (4d.) brownish red with huge margins with parts of adjoining stamps showing at right and at foot, lightly used by indistinct numerical cancellation and 1873 Small Star 3d. brown-purple, used. (S.G. 1, 5, 63 £1,085)Used

Barbados 1852, 1d dark blue on blued paper,block of eight, hinged between the two top middle stamps, the other six being never hinged, lovely deep color, full margins, a beautiful block, scarce and very fine. (Sc. 2; S.G. 4, £308+ as singles)Mint H/NH

Bermuda 1932-53, selection of mint Keyplates,thirty-six examples, the majority identified by the collector, comprising 1932 12/6d, 1938-53 2/- (7), 2/6d (5, including line perf 14), 5/- (7, including pale green and red on yellow), 10/- (6, including green and deep lake on yellow-green, with Murray Payne certificate), 12/6d (4) and £1 (6), varying degrees of hinging, part to large part original gum, some with light gum toning, a good group for the specialist, chiefly fine-very fine.Mint H

Brazil 1930, Graf Zeppelin First South America Flight,Rio de Janeiro - Recife - Lakehurst - Seville leg cover, postmarked Rio de Janeiro (24 May), to Seville, Spain, with Recife (28 May) c.d.s. used as confirmation cachet, violet USA flight cachet, with Sevilla arrival backstamp (7 Jun), attractive and fine.Cover

Brazil 1930, Graf Zeppelin Recife to Rio de Janeiro & Recife to Lakehurst Flights,four covers and one card, each franked with privately-issued Zeppelin stamp of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH, sold by the Condor Syndicate as postage on mail sent from South America, examples both with overprint and without, noting four from Rio de Janeiro (May 24) to USA, one Recife to Lakehurst (May 28), the card being a real photo card showing a Junker in flight, a useful group.Cover

Brazil 1930, Graf Zeppelin Rs. 5$000 overprinton 1,300R green, used in combination with 200r Air Post, each tied to Zeppelin-illustrated postcard by Rio de Janeiro (24 May) c.d.s., Recife (28 May) confirmation marking, green Lakehurst (31 May) receiver, small edge tear at top, a scarce franking, fine.Cover

Brazil 1931, DO-X United States Flight,two covers, each with multiple Brazilian franking, tied by Porto Alegre (Aug 23) c.d.s., green confirmation cachets, both to New York with c.d.s. backstamps (Aug 27), one cover with slight toning, else a fine pair.Cover

British Guiana 1882, 2c black on yellow, Type 1,perforated “SPECIMEN”, used block of six with bottom selvedge, sensibly hinge reinforced at top and bottom, horizontal bend through middle two stamps, a scarce multiple, fine appearance. (Sc. 105, $300+)Used

British Levant 1885-1921, mint collection on album pages,largely complete, including 1905-12 set to 1/-, 1911-13 set to 24pi. on 5/-, 1913-14 set to 5pi. on 1/-, 1921 British Currency set to 1/-, 1921 Turkish Currency set to 180pi. on 10/-, etc.; chiefly good to fine.Mint H

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1858, stampless cross-border letter,with banking contents, datelined St John's 26 May 1858, postmarked the following day with St John's Newfoundland Paid split-ring, rated '4' in red, to Boston, Massachusetts, with "BOSTON 5 3 JUN BR PK"" c.d.s, no backstamps, typical filing folds.Cover

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1857, 1/- scarlet vermilion,used, light barred cancellation, four close to good margins, a challenging stamp, scarce and fine; with 2004 B.P.A. certificate. (S.G. 9, £9,000)Used

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1937, Coronation 48c. slate-purple, line perf. 13½ marginal stripfrom the bottom of the sheet, hinged on top stamp, the upper pair being imperforate between, a rare strip, desirable and fine. (S.G. 267cb, £3,750)Mint H

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1937, "Long Coronation" small specialist studywith singles, blocks, and large multiples, identifying various perforations as well as listed and unlisted varieties, examples of the 1c, 3c, 7c, 8c,14c, 15c, 20c, 24c and 48c, the 1c including "Fish Hook" variety on used single and in mint block of four, 2c perf 13.75 with unlisted re-entry and guideline on medallion, 25c with flaw on lower frame, 48c slate-purple comb perf 13, etc, a nice and fresh group, chiefly fine.Mint H/NH

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1860s/1920s, group of useful mint,mostly hinged, though a few n.h. examples included, note 11A, 17, 45a (n.h.), 58 block of four (n.h.), 73, 112, 123, 158, 189 imperforate pair, and many others, chiefly fine-very fine. (Unitrade CA$1,120+)Mint H/NH

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1919, Handley-Page Transatlantic Flight cover,franked with $1 on 15c scarlet Alcock and Brown, with comma after "Post" (C2), tied to cover by St John's machine cancel (9 Jun), postmarked Harbour Grace (14 Jun) and handstamped HANDLEY-PAGE-AEROPLANE, endorsed "via Trans-Atlantic / Air Post", addressed to Manchester, England, a few light wrinkles, but a remarkably clean and attractive cover, one of 115 recorded carried on this ill-fated flight that was forced to land at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, shortly after take-off; with unused real photo postcard sh...

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1921, 35c red Halifax Airmail,with period after 1921, tied to cover by St John's machine cancel (21 Nov), to Montreal, with Halifax transit backstamp (4 Feb), fine. (Unitrade C3b, CA$250)Cover

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1921, 35c red Halifax, pane of twenty-five,showing the complete setting with the six different variants including surcharge spaced 2&3/4mm with no stop after "1921", no stop and first "1" below "f" of Halifax, and the same varieties with the surcharge spaced 1&1/2mm, hinged on four stamps only, seldom offered as a pane and scarce thus, very fine. (S.G. 148-48b, 148f-48h, £4,270+)Mint H/NH

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 blue Dornier DO-X Flight,surcharged in red, hinged, desirable centering, almost imperceptible tone spot in bottom margin, else very fine. (Unitrade C12, CA$400)Mint H

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 blue Dornier DO-X Flight,tied to cover by St John's machine cancel (19 May), to St. Cloud, France, with machine arrival backstamp (26 May), fine. (Unitrade C12, CA$500)Cover

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1933, 10c yellow & brown orange Labrador Airmail imperforatelightly hinged, one vertical and one horizontal pair, well-centered amidst large balanced margins, bright colors, attractive examples of both listed shades, offered with a three-margin used 1860 3d green, with APEX certificate, all very fine. (Unitrade 11A, C14a/ii, CA$620).Mint H

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1933, $4.50 on 75c bistre Italo Balbo Flight cover,postmarked St John's (26 Jul), to Rome, Italy, with blue "Crociera Aerea Del Decennale Italia-Nord America" flight cachet , Shoal Harbour (27 Jul), and two different Rome (12 Aug and 14 Aug) backstamps, unobtrusive vertical fold, a pleasing example of this popular flight, fine.Cover

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1919-32, mint Air Post group,with 1919 $1 on 15c scarlet Alcock & Brown, with comma after "Post"; 1921 35c red Halifax Airmail, $1.50 on $1.00 blue Dornier DO-X Flight; and $4.50 on 75c bistre Balbo Flight, all with hinged original gum, fresh colour, and mostly very fine. (Unitrade C2, C3, C12, C18, CA$950)Mint H

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1933, 5c, 10c, 60c, and 75c Labrador Airmail, imperforate groupof four, the 10c value never hinged, the other three without gum, large margins with each showing portion of sheet margin, attractive and very fine. (Unitrade C13, C14, C16, C17, CA$2,400 as o.g. pairs)

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1905, Dead Letter Office plate proof,on card-mounted India paper, exceptional impression amidst balanced margins, a lovely and visually-appealing example, extremely fine. (Unitrade OX1ii, CA$1,000)

Canada & British North America: Newfoundland 1922, Vickers-Vimy Essays,two examples, one in brown-black and the other brown-blue shade, without gum as issued, fresh color and choice centering, very fine. (Newfoundland Specialized TE2, TE3)Unused

Canada & British North America: Nova Scotia 1851, 1d red-brown on bluish paper,unused, without gum, good to large margins, with portion of adjoining stamp visible at right, horizontal crease at top and light soiling in places, fresh appearance. (S.G. 1, £3,000; Unitrade 1, CA$3,000)Unused

Canada & British North America: Nova Scotia 1860-3, plate proof blocks of four,comprising 1c in black, green, dark violet, and orange, 2c in lilac, grey, and orange, 5c in blue, black, and orange (irregular and cut into on one side), 8&1/2c in light bluish-green, dark green, black, and orange, 10c in vermilion, black (overprinted SPECIMEN very lightly in red), dull red, yellow-brown, green, blue, and orange, and 12&1/2c in black, vermilion, and orange, all on India paper, a few card-mounted, attractive and chiefly fine-very fine. (Unitrade CA$10,000+)

Canada 1809, Quebec Fleuron stampless cross-border letter,with contents regarding a shipment of gold, rated 11&1/2d in red and handstamped PAID in black, both crossed-out and re-rated '17', the former being the rate to the Canada/US border and the latter paying the United States domestic postage from Benington to Albany, typical faintly-struck Quebec fleuron strike on back, a fine cross-border cover.Cover

Canada 1851, 6d slate violet on laid paper, postmarked with black target cancel, prominent laid lines, four jumbo margins, showing portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, short upper left corner clear of frameline, detailed impression, a lovely example, very fine. (Unitrade 2, CA$2,000+).Used

Canada1851 (14 June) 12d. black on laid paper, good to large margins well clear of the outer frameline, lovely intense colour, unused without gum, insignificant crease in margin at lower right corner mentioned for accuracy but a really fine example of this major Pence issue rarity of Canada and a much sort after classic of the British Empire. B.P.A. Certificate (2011). S.G. 4, £200,000. Photo

Canada 1852-7, 3d red bisected for use as 1&1/2d,used in conjunction with 3d orange-red horizontal pair, tied to cover by target cancels, postmarked with Montreal double split-ring (FE 26), to Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, endorsed ""Per Stmr Anglo Saxon"", handstamped BY-CANADIAN / PACKET and PKT. LETTER / PAID / LIVERPOOL tombstone (MR 13), double split-ring arrival backstamp (MR 14), minor edge faults and some light overall soiling, trivial given the rarity and desirability of this impressive franking; with 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. (Unitrade 4, 4ii)THE LATEST KNOWN...

Canada 1855, 10d blue Jacques Cartier on wove paper,used, three large margins, touching frameline at right, small thin at right, a difficult stamp, fine. (Unitrade 7, CA$1,250)Used

Canada 1868, 3c red on watermarked Bothwell paper,superior centering, postmarked with partial Quebec 1868 dated c.d.s., slight sulphurization, a presentable example of this paper type, very fine. (Unitrade 25a, CA$600).Used

Canada 1895, 8c blue grey Small Queen imperforate pair,never hinged, lower margin example, typical gum wrinkles near selvedge, beautiful bright colour, scarce and very fine. (Unitrade 44d, CA $2,500)Mint NH

Canada 1897, 8c violet black Small Queen imperforate pair,without gum as issued, razor-sharp impression, a difficult pair, very fine. (Unitrade 44i, CA $1,250)Unused

Canada 1897, Diamond Jubilee plate proof group,with 1/2c black, 3c bright rose vertical pair, and 5c deep blue vertical pair, each on card-mounted India paper, with large balanced margins, very fine. (Unitrade 50P, 53P, 54P, CA$400)Proof

Canada 1897, $1.00 lake Diamond Jubilee,postmarked with Kingston roller cancel, desirable deep shade, select centering, very fine. (Unitrade 61, CA$600)Used

Canada 1897, $1.00 lake Diamond Jubilee,bright color, unused without gum, nicely-centered, very fine (Unitrade 61, CA$1,200 as *)Unused

Canada 1897, 1/2c black to 10c brown Maple Leaf issue plate proof set,on card-mounted India paper, a desirable and difficult group of four-margin examples, chiefly fine-very fine. (Unitrade 66P-73P, CA$2,000)Proof

Canada 1897-8, Queen Victoria Maple Leaf set,1/2c black to 10c brown violet, hinged, a complete mint set, chiefly fine. (Sc 66-73, $1,465)Mint H

Canada 1870s/90s, group of better mint,nine being never hinged, with Sc. #34, 41, 51, 53, 54, 66, 74i, 76, and 78, hinged examples including #21, 36i, 36ii, 50, 52, 54, 71, 78, 81, and 83 noting the 12&1/2c Large Queen with original gum, the 2c Small Queen in both green and blue green shades, the 1/2c and 2c Jubilees and 3c Numeral being very fine, a useful group of early Canada, chiefly fine-very fine. (Scott $2,135 as basic examples).Mint H/NH

Canada 1911-25, King George V Admirals,1c dark green to $1 orange, hinged, a fresh set with overall bright colors, many nicely-centered very fine examples, chiefly fine-very fine. (Sc. 104-122, $1,165)Mint H

Canada 1912, Dominion Shot Shells advertising cover,tied by Peterboro machine cancel (Nov 7), paying the drop letter rate, with exceptional color illustration depicting a Canada Goose on front and "Demand Dominion Ammunition - Canadian Made for Canadian Sportsmen" advertising on back, a few opening tears to back flap do not detract from this scarce and attractive cover.Cover

Canada 1927, 5c violet Thomas D'Arcy McGee, imperforate pair,never hinged, four large balanced margins, fresh and very fine. (Unitrade 146a, CA$240.00).Mint NH

Canada 1929, 50c Bluenose "Man on the Mast" variety,hinge remnant, fresh color, detailed impression, a scarce and desirable variety, fine. (Unitrade 158iii, CA$1,500)Mint H

Canada 1929, $1 olive green Parliament imperforate pair,original gum with a few small disturbances, superior centering amidst large balanced margins, detailed impression, a lovely and difficult pair, very fine and scarce. (Unitrade 159a, CA$900)Mint H

Canada 1930-31, King George V Arch/Leaf set,most hinged though note a few lower values are n.h., includes both 1c and 2c dies, the 5c dull violet represented by both rotary and flat plate printing examples, no premium added for n.h. examples, attractive and chiefly fine-very fine. (Sc 162-177, $510.25)Mint H/NH

Canada 1933, 20c Grain Exhibition,"Broken X" variety,surcharged in black, block of four, never hinged but some ink transfer on gum of top two stamps, not impacting the variety, folded along vertical perfs, attractive and very fine. (Unitrade 203/203i, CA$350)Mint NH

Canada 1943, registered cover to Chungking, China,3c postal stationery cover, uprated with 2c, 5c (4) and 20c (3) War Issue, tied by circular grid cancels, to Major General Victor Odlum, Canadian Government Embassy, Chun King, China, backstamped Vancouver SUB 29 (20 Sep), Montreal (22 Sep), Miami (2? Sep), and Chungking (25 Oct), some wrinkling and adhesion to back, else a fine example of this scarce rate to a challenging destination.Cover

Canada 1978, 14c Queen Elizabeth II "White Queen" varietywith the RED OMITTED, resulting in this dramatic error of color, untagged, never hinged, a striking and desirable modern error, very fine. (Unitrade 716c, CA $2,000)Mint NH

Canada 1981 17c Antique Mandora printed on gum side and missing inscription error, never hinged, a few trivial spots on gum, with none of the creasing that plague most examples, an important and appealing modern error. (Unitrade 878i, CA$2,000)Mint NH

Canada 1983, 32c "Maple Leaf in Winter" missing color errornever hinged, ideal centering, a significant modern error, with only 150 examples known to exist. (Unitrade 924c, CA$1,500)Mint NH

Canada 1990, 39c Legendary Creatures imperforate block of four,never hinged, one of only fifty blocks recorded, a desirable and scarce error, very fine. (Unitrade 1292a, CA$2,500)Mint NH

Canada 1992, 43c Queen Elizabeth II imperforate pair,CBN printing, coated paper, GT4 tagging, never hinged, very fine. (Unitrade 1358b, CA$1,200)Mint NH

Canada 1998, 45c Flag imperforate pair,never hinged, scarce and very fine. (Unitrade 1362c, CA$750)Mint NH

Canada 1998, 46c Flag Over Iceburg gutter block, die cutting omitted,showing two pairs with the die cutting omitted, a scarce block as most have been split into pairs, never hinged, desirable and very fine. (Unitrade 1698b, CA$800)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1918, (25c) red & black Aero Club of Canada, without numeralsused on piece, without cancellation, lower left and diagonal crease, nevertheless a scarce example of Canada's first semi-official airmail, of which only 194 examples were printed, fine appearance. (Unitrade CLP1, CA$3,500)Used

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1918, Aero Club of Canada, without numerals of value,tied to registered cover by green AEROPLANE flight cachet, in conjunction with 5c Admiral and 2+1c Admiral War Tax (Die II), those tied by Toronto roller cancel, accompanying Toronto c.d.s. (AU 26) and violet "AERIAL MAIL / AUG 26 1918 / TORONTO.CANADA" boxed cachet, to Ottawa, with same-day c.d.s. arrival backstamp, a scarce cover with only twenty six examples carried, this being particularly desirable as one of the few with the semi-official on the front, attractive and very fine. (Unitrade CLP1, CA$5,000+)C...

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1918, (25c) red & black Aero Club of Canada, with numerals of value, on smooth white paper, hinged, large part original gum, fresh and very fine. (Unitrade CLP2, CA$650)Mint H

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1918, (25c) red & black Aero Club of Canada, with numerals of value, printed on smooth, white paper, hinged, fresh, well-centered, very fine. (Unitrade CLP2, CA$650)Mint H

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1918, (25c) red & black Aero Club of Canada,wide-gutter, tete-beche pair on yellowish-paper, select centering, a desirable and scarce pair, very fine. (Unitrade CLP2d variety, CA$2,000)Mint H

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1919, $1 red & blue Aero Club of Canada,tied to back of Roessler "Winged Letters" cover by blue "AERIAL MAIL / AUG 25 1919 / TORONTO.CANADA" boxed flight cachet, franked on front with 3c Admiral, tied by Toronto slogan cancel (AUG 25), endorsed "Via New York" and handstamped with violet "VIA AREOPLANE" barred cachet, with returned cover postmarked Mineola NY (AUG 25), to Toronto, this cover with some staining at right, a fine pair of challenging covers. (Unitrade CLP3, CA$925)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1919, $1 red & blue Aero Club of Canada,tied to back of cover by boxed blue "Aerial Mail / Aug 25 1919 / Toronto, Canada", 3c Admiral tied to front by Kitchener AU 23 19 c.d.s., endorsed "Via New York & Aerial Service", edge stain confined to back, an attractive and very fine example of this scarce flight. (Unitrade CLP3, CA$925)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1924, ($1) black on red paper Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue,hinged, large balanced margins, very fine. (Unitrade CLP5, CA$400)Mint H

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1924, ($1) black on red paper Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issuetwo examples, each on first flight cover to Winnipeg and bearing violet oval "Via Aeroplane / Oct 1st 1924 / Estevan, Sask" datestamp, one franked with 1c Admiral strip of three, the other single 2c Admiral, each with "Buy Souris Coal" advertising on back, minor wrinkling and edge faults, fine. (Unitrade CLP5, $550). This flight was to land in Winnipeg following a refuelling stop in Brandon, but engine trouble near Bienfait forced it to land in a nearby field, where the wheels hit hidden rocks, wre...

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1928, Moose Jaw Flying Club Special Flight cover,affixed as usual to back of 2c Admiral cover, postmarked Moose Jaw (AUG 17), endorsed "Via Special Air Mail Flight / Moose Jaw to Winnipeg", with same-day arrival backstamp, 161 covers were carried on this flight piloted by H.C. Ingram, fresh and very fine. (Unitrade CLP7, CA$3,500)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1924, (25c) light green Laurentide Air Service Ltd,lightly hinged, choice centering, fresh bright colour, a lovely example of this difficult stamp, very fine; ex-Bain. (Unitrade CL1, CA$2,000)Mint H

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1924, (25c) green Laurentide Air Service, Second Issue,rouletted at top, complete booklet with green imprint, includes four panes with glassine interleaving, minor stain on front cover, else scarce and very fine. (Unitrade CL2a, CA$2,000)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1924, Laurentide Air Service, Haileybury to Rouyn First Flightaffixed to back of 3c Admiral cover, postmarked with Haileybury c.d.s. (OCT 24), to the McIntyre Porcupine Mines in Rouyn, with same-day arrival backstamp, endorsed in red manuscript "Rush / Laurentide Air Service," some creasing and reduced at left, yet a scarce commercial usage. (Unitrade CL2)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1925, Northern Air Service, pair of Experimental Flight Covers one franked with 3c Admiral, tied by Haileybury c.d.s (MY 18), to Rouyn Lake, the other with 1c and 2c Admirals, tied by Rouyn Lake split-ring (MY 18), to Haileybury, both with corresponding same-day arrival backstamps and with violet two-line "FIRST EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT" cachets, each having been flown by pilot B.W. "Bill" Broatch to demonstrate the viability of this route, a scarce pair as only eight are recorded carried, these being of particularly choice quality, very fine. (Unitrade CA$5,000)Cove...

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1925, 25c blue Northern Air Service,two covers, both franked with 3c Admirals and postmarked Rouyn Lake JU 27 25, one stamp showing the "blue dot left of monogram" variety (small stain at right of cover), the other signed by pilot B.W. Broatch, a nice pair, fine. (Unitrade CL5/5a, CA$425+)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1925, 25c blue Northern Air Service,vertical tete-beche pair, hinged on top stamp, small stain on gum, scarce and fine. (Unitrade CL5a, CA$850)Mint H

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, (25c) Jack V. Elliot Air Service, unofficial essay in blue,never hinged, large even margins, fresh and very fine. (Unitrade CL6, CA$500)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, (25c) red on yellow Elliot-Fairchild Air Service, pane of 8, never hinged, showing the "Tall R" variety at positions 2 and 4, bright fresh color, very fine. (Unitrade CL8/8c, CA$675)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, (25c) red on yellow Elliot-Fairchild Air Service, pane of 8, never hinged, showing the "Tall R" variety at positions 2 and 4, attractive and very fine. (Unitrade CL8/8c, CA$675)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, (25c) blue on yellow Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service, pane of 8, never hinged, showing the "filled-in wing" variety at position 1, upper-right stamp inverted, very fine. (Unitrade CL9, CA$420)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, (25c) blue on yellow Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service, pane of 8, never hinged, showing the "filled-in wing" variety at position 1, upper-right stamp inverted, attractive and very fine. (Unitrade CL9, CA$420)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Elliot-Fairchild Air Transport, Rouyn to Hailebury,affixed to back of 2c Admiral cover, postmarked Rouyn (AU 12), violet flight cachet on back "Rouyn, Que, to Haileybury, ONT / Flight by" and signed by pilot Glyn Burge, to the Iroquois Hotel in Asbestos Mines, with AU 17 c.d.s. backstamp, fresh and very fine. (Unitrade CL10)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, small "T" in "TO" variety,on reverse of Sioux Lookout to Pine Ridge first flight cover, postmarked Sioux Lookout (JUL 7), the semi-official tied by Pine Ridge same-day receiver and green flight cachet, very fine. (Unitrade CL13b, CA$750; AAMC CL13b-2602b)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, small "T" in "TO" variety, on Pine Ridge to Sioux Lookout first flight cover, franked with 4c Admiral, tied by Pine Ridge P.A. & E JU 7/26 commercial datestamp, semi-official further tied by Sioux Lookout JUL 7 c.d.s., green maple leaf flight cachet, very fine. (Unitrade CL13b, CA$750)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, route inscription essayon Sioux Lookout to Pine Ridge first flight cover, franked with pair of 1c Admirals, postmarked Red Lake (JUL 7), endorsed "Air Mail / Via Sioux Lookout" in manuscript, green maple leaf flight cachet, semi-official showing the Style One overprint with larger blue-black route inscription and essay of RED LAKE / AIR MAIL in distinctly thicker and larger gothic-style type, Sioux Lookout c.d.s. arrival backstamp (JUL 8), scarce and very fine. (Unitrade CL13c essay)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Sioux Lookout to Red Lakefirst flight cover, franked with 2c Admiral, tied by Sioux Lookout JUL 7 duplex, on reverse (25c) Patricia Airways semi-official tied by Red Lake JUL 7 split-ring and green maple leaf flight cachet, a clean and attractive cover, very fine. (Unitrade CL13c, CA$400)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926-7, (25c) green & red on yellow Patricia Airways & Exploration, FED Overprint,affixed to large piece, being the back of a cover with route map, tied by Red Lake split-ring, handstamped "Via Air Mail / Toronto to / Red Lake", fine appearance. (Unitrade CL13e, CA$1,850 on cover).Used

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, FED Overprint,tied to reverse of 2c Admiral cover, showing the FED (for F.E. Davidson) overprint, tied by Red Lake split-ring, struck "Via AIR MAIL / DEC 18 1928 / TORONTO TO / RED LAKE" on both sides, printed Patricia Air Service on back, a lovely example of this scarce cover, in better quality than often seen, very fine. (Unitrade CL13e, CA$1,850)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co., Style One with RED LAKE / AIR MAIL essay,affixed to reverse of Sioux Lookout to Pine Ridge first flight cover, franked with 2c Quebec Tercentenary, tied by Toronto JUL 1 slogan and c.d.s., the essay showing distinctive larger RED LAKE / AIR MAIL gothic-style type, Rolling Portage (JUL 3) and Sioux Lookout (JUL 5) backstamps, double-circle Pine Ridge P.A. & E. company receiver on back, signed by pilot Harold Anthony "Doc" Oaks, scarce and very fine. (Unitrade CL13 essay)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926-7, (25c) Patricia Airways & Exploration Co. Ltd, imperforate proof with doubling of red inscriptions,on ungummed white paper, from top of pane, showing green frame and red aircraft, with prominent doubling of red, from the unique pane of eight, trivial upper right corner crease, else very fine and rare. (Unitrade CL13Pxiv variety, unpriced)Unused

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co., Style One,affixed to reverse of Sioux Lookout to Pine Ridge first flight cover, franked with 2c Quebec Tercentenary, the semi-official with Style One "RED LAKE / AIR MAIL" trial first printing overprint, with narrow-spaced margin inscription (Red Lake measuring 15.5mm wide rather than 20mm), tied by Pine Ridge P.A. & E. company datestamp and Sioux Lookout c.d.s (JUL 7), signed by pilot Harold Anthony "Doc" Oaks, very fine. (Unitrade CL13 trial, AAMC CL13-trial 2602b)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co., Style One,affixed to reverse of Pine Ridge to Sioux Lookout first flight cover, franked with 7c Admiral, the semi-official with Style One "RED LAKE / AIR MAIL" trial first printing overprint, tied by Pine Ridge P.A. & E. company datestamp and Sioux Lookout c.d.s (JUL 8), signed by pilot Harold Anthony "Doc" Oaks, very fine. (Unitrade CL13 trial, AAMC CL13-trial, AAMC CL13-trial 2602c)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co. trial colour proof,

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Type A pair,tied to front of 2c Confederation cover by Rouyn DE 10 27 c.d.s., endorsed "via Haileybury" in manuscript, a scarce usage both as a pair and unusually affixed to front, visually-appealing and very fine. (Unitrade CL14, CA$300)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Type A,affixed to front of 2c Admiral cover, tied by Rouyn c.d.s. receiver (JUN 27), from Richmond Hill (JUN 17), carried via Haileybury (JUN 21), a pleasing example, very fine. (Unitrade CL14, CA$325+)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, unlisted violet overprint,on official Patricia Airways cover, showing route map on back, franked with 2c Admiral, semi-official affixed to back and showing HAILEYBURY / and / ROUYN / 10 cents overprint in distinctive violet shade rather than the recorded red, tied by Rouyn AP 11 c.d.s., one of only two recorded covers showing this variety, some trivial wrinkling does not detract from this rare and desirable cover, an exhibit-worthy addition to an advanced collection, ex-Simrak; with 2019 Greene Foundation certificate.Cove...

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Style 2, Sioux Lookout to Birch Lake,on 2c Admiral cover, endorsed "By Air Mail / Via Sioux Lookout", semi-official affixed to back and tied by Birch Lake (AUG 2) c.d.s. and green maple leaf flight cachet, Sioux Lookout (JUL 26) c.d.s. arrival backstamp, very fine. (Unitrade CL18, CA$300)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Style 2, Sioux Lookout to Woman Lake & Return,two matching first flight covers, the first signed by pilot H.A. Oaks and bearing green maple leaf flight cachet, the second with uncommon red cachet, both franked with 2c Admials on front and upper-right corner vertical pairs of Style 2 semi-officials, each showing the LOOKOTT variety on lower stamp, a remarkable pair, very fine. (Unitrade CL18c, AAMC CL18c-2600, 2600a)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, 10c overprint type A,hinge remnant, good color, well-centered, very fine. (Unitrade CL19, CA$350)Mint H

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Style 2, Haileybury to Rouyn,affixed to front of cover, in combination with two 1c Admirals, postmarked Haileybury (JUN 21) and Rouyn (JUN 23), an unusual and attractive franking, very fine. (Unitrade CL19b, CA$900+)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Style 2, Sioux Lookout to Red Lake,franked with 2c Admiral, tied by Sioux Lookout duplex (MR 9), to Red Lake, with same-day centrally-struck receiver backstamp on semi-official, a pretty cover, very fine. (Unitrade CL20, CA$1,000)Used

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1928, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Style 2, Red Lake to Sioux Lookout,franked with 2c Admiral, tied by Red Lake (MR 9) split-ring, to Sioux Lookout, with same-day Sioux Lookout receiver backstamp centrally-struck on semi-official (overprinted Type B, in red, ascending), fresh and very fine. (Unitrade CL20b, CA$1,200)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, Style 2, Red Lake to Sioux Lookout,horizontal RED LAKE overprint in violet, affixed to front of cover, in combination with two 1c Admirals, postmarked Red Lake (JUL 1), with Sioux Lookout c.d.s. arrival backstamp (JUL 4), a rare and choice franking, particularly desirable on front of cover, very fine. (Unitrade CL21b, CA$4,500)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, 5c overprint,on five covers, the first overprint Type B in black, descending, postmarked Sioux Lookout; the second overprint Type B in red, descending, postmarked Narrow Lake; and three overprint Type B in green, ascending, postmarked Jackson Manion, Narrow Lake, and Gold Pines; the odd small fault, a chiefly fine-very fine group. (Unitrade CL25/25a/25c, CA$875)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co., 5c overprint type B,pane of eight, never hinged, visually-appealing and very fine. (Unitrade CL25b, CA$480)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co., 5c overprint Type C,three examples on cover, one with overprint in red, ascending, two with overprint in green ascending, one franked on front, an attractive trio, fine-very fine. (Unitrade CL26c/26e, CA$725)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926, Patricia Airways & Exploration Co, overprint Type A with Type D in black,never hinged, choice centering, fresh and very fine. (Unitrade CL29, CA$375)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926-7, (10c) Western Canada Airways postal history group,with nine covers, note examples from Rolling Portage, Red Lake, Wadhope, Lac du Bonnet, Fort Smith, etc, one pilot signed, some trivial wrinkles, chiefly fine-very fine. (Unitrade CL40, CA$360)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, (10c) Western Canada Airways Service, pane of fifty,never hinged, radiant color, well-centered, trivial corner crease in upper right selvedge, visually-appealing and very fine. (Unitrade CL40, CA$525)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1929, Western Canada Airways, Hay River to Waterways,cover franked with 2c Scroll, tied by Hay River split-ring, to Waterways thence to Edmonton (JUN 14), one of ten recorded pieces carried on this flight, vertical filing fold, else very fine. (Unitrade CL40, AAMC 2904)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, (10c) Western Canada Airways Jubilee Flight, pane of fifty,never hinged, fresh, a scarce pane, fine-very fine. (Unitrade CL41, CA$1,200)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, Western Canada Airways Jubilee Flight,franked on front with 1c Admiral vertical pair and Jubilee Air Mail semi-official, postmarked Lac u Bonnet (JUL 1), to Winnipeg, blue maple leaf flight cachet, fine. (Unitrade CL41, CA$375)Cover

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, 25c Yukon Airways & Explorations Co, reverse die proof,in black on thick card, very fine. (Unitrade CL42P, CA$450)Proof

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1927, 25c Yukon Airways & Explorations Co, reverse die proof,in black on thick card, very fine. (Unitrade CL42P, CA$450)Proof

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1929, Commercial Airways Ltd, "Broken C in CIAL" variety,

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1929-30, (10c) Commercial Airways Ltd, VIA AIR, black proof,

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1929-30, (10c) Commercial Airways Ltd, VIA AIR, four trial color proofs,on thin white card, in violet, pale yellow green, mustard yellow, and deep orange, each with large even margins, a pleasing group, very fine. (Unitrade CL47Pii, CA$1,600)Proof

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1929-30, (10c) orange Commercial Airways Ltd, AIR FEE, pane of ten,never hinged, bright shade, attractive and very fine. (Unitrade CL50, CA$250)Mint NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1919-32, Semi-official airmail mint group,representing a wide range of airlines, hinged unless otherwise noted, including CLP3 (4 examples, without gum), CLP3, CLP5 (2), CL2, CL3 (2), CL5, CL5a tete-beche pair (thin), CL6, CL7, CL9 (one never hinged), CL9b tete-beche pair, CL25c (never hinged), CL40 (3, one never hinged), CL41, CL42 (no gum), CL44, CL46, CL47, CL48, CL51, a couple additional commemorative items or labels, a few small faults, an interesting group, chiefly fine-very fine.Mint H/NH

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1924-30, Semi-Official airmail top quality balance of consignment,with 44 covers, representing a wide range of airlines and flights, including 1924 Estevan-Winnipeg promotional flight (CLP5); 1924 Laurentide Air Service Haileybury to Rouyn Lake (CL2) and three further flights (CL3, CL4x2); 1925 Northern Air Service, Rouyn Lake to Haileybury, both signed by pilot Bill Broatch, one showing the “blue dot to left of monogram” variety (CL5/5b); Jack V. Elliot Air Service, 1926, three covers, one Red Lake to Rolling Portage, one unusual Rolling Portage to Red Lake & r...

Canada - Semi Official Airmails 1926-32, semi-official airmail postal history collection,with over thirty five covers, various airlines represented including Elliot Fairchild, Laurentide Air Service, Jack V. Elliot Air Service, Patricia Airways, Yukon Airways, B.C. Airways, Cherry Red Airlines, Commercial Airways, and Canadian Airlines, noting CL2, CL6, CL10, CL13 (3) one with unusual Map Stamp franking, CL14, CL18, CL28 (2), CL42 (6), CL43(2), CL44, CL46 (6), CL47 (3), CL47a, CL48 (4), CL50 (3), CL51 (2), note a wide range of flights with little duplication, a few Roessler cachets, a diverse...

Canada - Cinderellas 1914/17, World War I "Ask for Goods Made in Winnipeg" patriotic labels,comprising both known sheet configurations of twelve different labels, depicting various patriotic motifs including "Buy Local Made Products" and "Things to Eat and Things to Drink are Made in Winnipeg", Lafrenière notes that Bileski estimated "only about 30 sheets exist", believed printed by Bulman Brothers on behalf of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, lovely fresh color and rare. (Lafreniere 3060).

Cape of Good Hope 1857-8, 1d deep rose red,on medium white wove paper, large part original gum, hinged, margins mostly clear of framelines, just touching at lower corners, attractive color, fine; with 2021 Sismondo certificate. (Sc. 3a, $1,100; S.G. 5b)Mint H

Ceylon 1857-9, 2d green horizontal pair and 10d dull vermilion,the pair with good to large margins, hinge remnant, the single with good even margins, both with rich color and signed A.D(iena) and accompanied by 1968 Guilio Bolaffi certificates, fine. (S.G. 3 & 9, £1,300)Mint H

Ceylon 1859, 4d dull rose,cancelled with oval of bars, deep fresh color, margins on all four sides, close on one side and large elsewhere, fine and attractive; with 1917 R.P.S. and 2001 B.P.A. certificates. (S.G. 4, £4,500)Used

Ceylon 1862, 5d lake-brown, smooth paper,part original gum, top left corner repaired and a few perforations added at bottom, still a presentable example of this difficult stamp, fine appearance; with 2015 R.P.S. certificate.Mint H

Ceylon 1857-64, mint and used group on a Hagner page and a stockcard,including 1857-59 1d. blue unused and used (7, including a pair, one used on piece and an irregular block of four with faults), 5d. chestnut unused with R.P.S. Cert. (small closed tear), 9d. purple brown used (6, all with Certificates), 1/9d. green unused (2, both with B.P.A. Certificates) and used (3, two with Holcombe and B.P.A. Certificates respectively) 2/- plate proof in black and the issued stamp used, 1857-64 ½d. dull mauve unused (4) and 1861-64 including 9d. deep brown used (2, one with B.P.A. Certificate) etc; a lov...

Chile 1928, Hubert Wilkins Antarctic Flight cover,franked with 10c and 15c definitives, postmarked upon arrival at Antofagasta on the first flight to carry mail over the Ross Sea, backstamped Valparaiso (FE 15), signed "Hubert Wilkins, March 1929" in blue ink, typed "WILKINS / Deception / Island "EXPEDITION" at upper right, minor wrinkles typical of these flimsy envelopes, fine.Cover

Colombia 1920, 10c SCADTA, Woman & Boy Watching Plane,used, tied to piece by violet special cancel, unusual variety with overprint slightly slanted diagonally, light overall toning typical of used examples due to stamps being issued without gum and needing to be glued to envelopes, good margins, fine and scarce. (Sc. C2, $1,750)Used

Colombia 1920, 10c SCADTA, Flier in Plane Watching Biplane,used, tied to piece by violet special cancel, balanced margins, typical overall toning found on used examples, else very fine. (Sc. C5, $1,750)Used

Colombia 1920, 10c SCADTA, Flier in Plane Watching Biplane,from the Curtiss Co. publicity label sheet, bright color, upper left corner wrinkle and a few tone spots on back, else very fine. (Sc. C5var)Mint H

Colombia 1920, 10c SCADTA, Plane at Rest,used, tied to piece by violet special cancel, large even margins, typical overall toning found on used examples, else scarce and very fine. (Sc. C9, $1,750)Used

Colombia 1932, 5c yellow orange to 5p olive green Air Post,overprinted CORREO AEREO in black, set of thirteen, hinged, bright color, well-centered, chiefly very fine. (Sc. C83-95, $303)Mint H

Cyprus 1880, 6d grey block of six,GB-GC/IB-IC, lightly cancelled by oval obliterators, light diagonal crease affecting HB only, a rare and attractive multiple. (S.G. 5, £3,900+)Used

Denmark 1925-9, 10o yellow green to 1k chocolate Air Post,set of five, hinged, a few h.r., the 1kr value with trivial gum soaked perf, well-centered, good color, very fine. (Sc. C1-5, $377.50)Mint H

Djibouti 1894-1902, 1c black & claret -50fr blue & rose,hinge remnants, typical toned gum, fresh color and well-centered, the 1c and 5c with trivial shallow hinge thins, a scarce and desirable group with the top two values very fine. (Sc. 6-22, $2,158)Mint H

Ecuador 1929, 10s orange red Plane Over River Guayas,, never hinged block of four, scarce as such, fresh color, trivial mark on one perf at upper right, else very fine. (Sc. C15, $540 as hinged).Mint NH

Ecuador 1949, Air Post group of six large die proofs,all die sunk on thick paper or light card, approximately 6.25" x 4.9" unless otherwise noted, with two 1.30s, one in black and brown-red shade (pencil signed), the other olive brown and ultramarine color of issue (approx 5.5" x 5.9"), 3s in color of issue, three 5s, one in color of issue, in dark rose and black without numeral in value tablets, approx 4.9" x 6.1", pencil signed, and in rose and black with numeral in value tablet, all with "Oriol" backstamp, an attractive and uncommon group, fine.Proof

Egypt 1931, Graf Zeppelin Cairo to Palestine Flight,multi-franking postcard, each adhesive tied by Graf Zeppelin / Alexandria c.d.s. (10 Apr), to Lugano, Switzerland, whimsical hand-drawn illustration of Zeppelin flying over the Sphinx, Friedrichshafen c.d.s. (13 Apr), a scarce usage without Graf Zeppelin overprint issues of Egypt, very fine.Cover

Egypt 1931, Graf Zeppelin Cairo to Palestine Flight,cover franked with 50c on 27M red/brown Graf Zeppelin overprinted vertical pair, tied to cover by Alexandria / Graf Zeppelin c.d.s. (8 Apr), to Frankfurt, with Friedrichshafen arrival backstamp (13 Apr), some minor toning spots mostly confined to back, light horizontal fold clear of stamps, else fine.Cover

Egypt 1931, Graf Zeppelin Cairo to Palestine Flight,franked with 50m on 27m and 100m on 27m overprinted set of Air Post issues, tied by GRAF ZEPPELIN / CAIRE (Ap 10) c.d.s., to Jerusalem, with AP 13 arrival backstamp, triagular rose flight cachet on front, a fresh and scarce cover. (Mi. 165 A)Cover

Falkland Islands 1912-20, MCA group of eleven to the £1,each overprinted "SPECIMEN", hinged, some natural gum wrinkles on the higher values, scarce and fine. (S.G. 60s-69s, £1900)Mint H

Falkland Islands 1938-46, 1/2p green & black to £1 dark violet and black,hinged, most lightly so, brilliant colors, very fine. (Sc. 84-96, 85a, $428.70)Mint H

Finland 1930, Graf Zeppelin Baltic Sea Flight postcard to Denmark,franked with 10m grey lilac "ZEPPELIN / 1930" overprint, tied by Helsinki (24 Sep) c.d.s., violet Finnish confirmation cachet, and further instructional markings in red, Friedrichshafen (25 Sep) receiver, signed Hugo Eckener in black, a lovely and scarce signed item.Cover

French Offices in Morocco 1914-21, 25c on 25c blue, new value omitted,used, unobtrusive postmark, superior centering for this issue, very fine. (Sc. 45a, $350)Used

French Offices in Zanzibar 1904, 25c & 2&1/2a on 3a on 30c lilac,tied to piece by Zanzibar 22 Jul 04 c.d.s., slightly affixed over edge of piece, a rare stamp with only fifty printed, multiple expert markings on back, fine-very fine. (Sc. 57, $2.400; Yvert 65)Used

French Southern & Antarctic Territory 1965, 30fr International Telecommunication Union,lower left dated corner block of four, never hinged, post-office fresh, scarce and very fine. (Sc. C8, Y&T PA9, €1,160+)Mint NH

Gambia 1886-93, Watermark Crown CA 6d. bronze-green complete sheet of fifteen, sloping label cariety [R.1/1, 1,5],lightly hinged on two stamps only; a few diagonal gum bends not affecting fine appearance; with ½d. myrtle-green complete sheet of fifteen, never hinged, fine. (S.G. 21, 33, 33a; £875+)Mint H

Gambia 1886-93, Watermark Crown CA ½d. myrtle-green, variety watermark Crown to right of CA,complete mint sheet of fifteen additionally showing long leg to 'm' of 'gambia' [R.1/2, 1/5] and 'broken nose' [R.3/3] , hinged in the selvedge, some peripheral thinning to margins only; fine. (S.G. 21w, £1,500+)Mint H

Gambia 1886-93, Watermark Crown CA 6d. olive-green complete sheet of fifteen, sloping label variety,hinged in margin only, some light gum bends in places, fine; with 2008 Brandon Certificate. (S.G. 32d, 32da; £1,370)Mint H

German East Africa 1930, 3r carmine & slate Yacht,well-centered, postmarked with neat “Bagamoyo” c.d.s., very fine. (Sc. 31, $300+)Used

Germany 1874, 9kr on 9kr Brown,centrally-struck "Mainz 16 Mai 74" c.d.s., attractive and fine-very fine. (Sc. 28, $450)Used

Germany 1913, 1m & 2m German-British Airship Expedition Fund,never hinged set of two, both corner margin singles, pristine never hinged original gum, brilliant bright color, a choice set of these popular stamps, fresh and very fine. (Sieger I, II). This proposed expedition, which was also to include the Netherlands, was planned in order to conduct an aerial survey of previously unexplored regions of New Guinea; the outbreak of World War I only a few short months prior to the planned launch of the expedition put an end to the proposal.Mint NH

Germany 1926-7, Air Post complete booklet,with two panes consisting of four 15pf, six 10pf, and four 20pf, plus three pages of "Mit Luftpost" airmail etiquettes, with interleaving, trivial edge wear and small pencil notation on booklet cover, a scarce booklet, very fine. (Mi. MH20.2, €1,300)Mint NH

Germany 1930, 2m & 4m Graf Zeppelin South America Flight,lightly hinged set of two, fresh color, nicely-centered, a handsome set, very fine. (Sc. C38-9, $500, Mi. 438-9, €,650)Mint H

Germany 1931, 1m to 4m Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight,set of three, overprinted in brown, lightly hinged, bright color, nicely-centered, unobtrusive owner's marks on back, an ideal set, very fine. (Sc. C40-42, $710; Mi. 456-8, €900)Mint H

Germany 1931, 1m-4m Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight,set of three, neatly-struck c.d.s. postmarks, well-centered, a difficult and desirable set, very fine. (Sc. C40-2, $985)Used

Germany 1931, 4m brown Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight,never hinged, difficult as such, choice centering, fresh color, a select example of this high-value, very fine. (Sc. C42, $1,750; Mi. 458, €4,000)Mint NH

Germany 1931, DO-X Flight Cover to Canada,multi-franking issue tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s. (13 Nov), handstamped rose Europe-America leg confirmation cachet and violet on-board datestamp (30 Jan), on front, black South America confirmation mark on back, with Rio de Janeiro (22 Apr) and Montreal (8 Jul) backstamps, some edge toning and light wrinkling, else fine.Cover

Germany 1931, DO-X South America Flight pair of covers,the first franked with 2RM and 4RM Graf Zeppelin Air Posts, tied by Friedrichshafen (13 Nov) c.d.s., DORNIER DO-X on-board datestamp as well as Europe-America leg and Brazilian confirmation cachets, the second an exceptional quality multi-franking cover with 2RM Graf Zeppelin South America Flight Air Post, tied to cover by on-board c.d.s. (31 June), with both confirmation cachets, both with Rio de Janeiro arrival backstamps (22 June), an attractive pair.Cover

Germany 1933, 1m - 4m Graf Zeppelin Chicago Flight,hinged set of three, bright color, a difficult set, chiefly fine-very fine. (Sc. C43-5, $900; Mi. 496-8, €1,200)Mint H

Germany 1936, airmail cover to the Philippines,franked with 20pf Hindenburg and 50pf Zeppelin (toned), tied by Leipzig (18 Dec) c.d.s., to Manila, via China with Canton (Jan 2) transit backstamps, an uncommon route and destination, fine.Cover

Germany 1951-2, 2pf yellow green to 90pf yellow green Numeral & Posthinged, fresh colour, fine-very fine. (Sc. 670-685, $562.80)Mint H

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1912, 1m on 10pf "Gelbur Hund" semi-official airmail,lightly hinged, select centering, horizontal gum creases which the accompanying certificate notes are production-related and should not be considered faults, a pleasing example of this desirable stamp, very fine; with 2018 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate. (Mi. IV, €600)Cover

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1912, "E.EL.P." on 10pf semi-official airmailnever hinged, showing the "Open-Topped Cloud" variety from position 67, superb colour and exceptional centering, a beautiful example, very fine; with 2018 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate. (Mi. V, €2,200)Mint NH

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1912, Bork-Bruck semi-official airmail,with 3pf Germania (perfin) affixed to centre, tied by "Bruck 5.13.12" c.d.s., to Berlin, with violet flight cachet at bottom, two horizontal filing folds clear of stamp, else very fine, with clear 1999 Sieger certificate; (Mi. 1A, CAT €3,000). On February 18, 1912, a private postal flight was carried out between Bork and Bruck. This idea was conceived in 1910 by an engineer in Bork, Hans Grade, who established an aircraft workshop and flying school. An ex-pupil, Hermann Pentz, flew a mail sack containing approxi...

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1912, Margareten-Volksfest Leipzig semi-official airmail,postcard franked with 3pf Germania, tied by "MARGARETENDVOLKSFEST ZU LEIPZIG / AM 18 MAI 1912" c.d.s., affixed with semi-official, tied by violet "Durch Flugpost" handstamp, a superior quality example of this early flight, very fine.Cover

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1912, 50pf Margareten Volksfest semi-official airmail,two examples in shades of light blue and grey blue, never hinged, select centering, very fine. (Mi. 4a, 4b)Mint NH

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1912, Kiel Nordmarkflug semi-official airmail,real photo postcard depicting Helmut Hirth's two-seater "Dove" plane, franked with 5pf Germania, tied by "KIEL / NORDMARKFLUG / 1912 / 21.6.12." c.d.s., used on occasion of the Kiel Aviation Days and Air Competition, a lovely usage, fine. (Mi 11-01)Cover

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1912, Rhein-Main Flight postcard group,of six items, with unused stationery card, five others franked with 5pf Germania and 10pf Air Post and tied by Flugpost am Rhein u am Main c.d.s. of Frankfurt (10 Jun and 12 Jun), Mainz (13 Jun), Offenbach (13 Jun), and Darmstadt (21 Jun), a choice selection with ideal strikes, very fine.Cover

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1913, Prinz Heinrich Flight postcard,franked with 5pf Germania, tied by "PRINZ HEINRICH FLUG 1913 / Nebenetappe / Giessen / 11.5.13" (Type B) c.d.s., to Hamburg, lovely official flight illustration on front, a choice example, very fine. (Mi. 20-02)Cover

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1912-18, Pioneer Aviation postal history group,of ten items, with choice 1912 Pforzheim to Karlsruhe c.d.s. on aviation-themed event postcard, 1912 Mannheim to Heidelberg first flight c.d.s. on official postcard (Mi. 9b), ideal strike of 1913 Kiel Aviation Week c.d.s. on cover, 1913 Flugpost Munchen c.d.s. on 5pf Bavarian commemorative stationery, 1914 Dresden to Leipzig illustrated flight cards (2), and four postcards, three real photos, including plane taking off at Flugzeug der Schwabischen Flugwoche 1911, a lovely group in better quality than ofte...

Germany - Pioneer & Semi-Official Air Post 1925, Regensberg Easter Flight Days,flown postcard bearing 10pf Regensberg Osterflugtage semi-official airmail, tied by "Oster-Flugtage Regensburg 12/13.4.1926" c.d.s., "Mit Flugzeug / D409 befordert" handstamp confirming the card was flown, the card showing portrait of famed pilot Ernst Udet, scarce and very fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1909, I.L.A. Frankfurt Airship Exhibition official postal stationery groupof five, with I.L.A. Airship illustration and color balloon illustration on back, all postmarked in Frankfurt in September, 1909, with Official Postcard No. 1 (2) and No. 2 (3), four to Germany, one to the United States, it assessed 2c postage due, some light edge wear or trivial creases, else a fine group.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1912, Zeppelin "Viktoria Luise" Flight 5+50pf postal statiouprated with 5pf Germania, tied by "Wiesbaden-Frankfurt (Main) / Luftpost / 26.10.12" oval, to New York, a scarce example addressed outside of Germany, some light edge wear, fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1913, Zeppelin LZ-9 Dusseldorf Orphanage Flight postal card,

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1924, Airship ZR 3 "Los Angeles" First North America Flight,illustrated Jaeger postcard, postmarked Friedrichshafen (15 Sep and 10 Oct), to Brooklyn, New York, without the usual private red box cachet, with second commercial card, postmarked Friedrichshafen (28 Aug), both to New York, with violet oval confirmation cachets, a fine pair. (Frost 126-7a/126-7Ad, Sieger 20a)Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1924, Airship ZR 3 "Los Angeles" First North America Flightpostmarked Friedrichshafen (10 Oct), handstamped violet confirmation cachet, to New York, with arrival backstamp (Oct 15), a scarce example postmarked after September 15, after which the only mail accepted was that of American crewmembers, fine. (Frost 126-7Aa, Sieger 20a)Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1929, Graf Zeppelin "Round the World Flight" real photo postcard,with four-line violet souvenir handstamp, further struck with both rose "AN BORD DES / LUFTSCHIFFES / GRAF ZEPPELIN" (12 Sep) confirmation mark and ""GRAF ZEPPELIN / FRIEDRICHSHAFEN / L.Z. 127"" seal mark, the former uncommonly seen after 24 March when the first on-board postmark was introduced, attractive and scarce.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1929, Graf Zeppelin America Flight group,nine covers/cards, each postmarked Friedrichshafen (15 May), to various cities in the United States, all but one franked with either 2RM or 4RM Zeppelin stamp, each with circular blue "1. Amerikafahrt 1929" confirmation cachet, each from the flight forced to land at Cuers, with corresponding rose straight-line flight interruption marking and New York receiver (Aug 5), note one postcard depicting Charles Lindbergh in front of the Spirit of St Louis, one postal card accompanied by Biondi certificate, some with small faults, a ch...

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1929, Graf Zeppelin Orient Flight,four covers, each paying 2M rate, note one franked with 2RM blue Zeppelin, all postmarked Friedrichshafen (Mar 24), one each to Zurich, Hartford USA, Frankfurt, and Port Said, a fine group. (Frost 127-17, Sieger 23IA)Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1930, Graf Zeppelin Baltic Sea Flight postcard,franked with 1M Air Post, tied by Graf Zeppelin on-board cancel (23 Sep), Dresden receiver (26 Sep), neatly-struck triangular "Fahrt Rund Um / Die Ostsee 1930" confirmation cachet in green, fine. (Frost 127-83B)Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1930, Graf Zeppelin Europe-Pan American Flight cover,franked with two 2RM blue and single 4RM brown Sudamerika/Fahrt Zeppelin adhesives, each tied by Friedrichshafen (18 May) c.d.s., carried to Havana, with receiver on front (2 Jun), both German and United States flight confirmation cachets, a desirable example, very fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1930, Graf Zeppelin Netherlands Flight,postcard franked with 1m green, tied by Graf Zeppelin on-board cancel (11 Nov), corresponding boxed violet and blue illustrated confirmation cachet, signed on front “Albert Sammt” and on back “Knut Eckener” and “Albert Lehmann”, reverse of card with printed poem honouring Dr. Hugo Eckener (translation included), an ideal item for the Zeppelin enthusiast, scarce and fine; Albert Sammt was an engineer and Knut Eckener (son of Dr. Eckener) a helmsman on the Graf Zeppelin, while Albert Lehmann was a steward.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin Baltic Sea Flight real photo postcard,franked with 1RM Graf Zeppelin, tied by on-board cancel (14 May), further Lubeck/Travemunde c.d.s (14 May), violet Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin / Ostseejahr Rundfahrt 1931 flight confirmation cachet, a lovely card, very fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin England Flight,two postcards, each showing the Graf Zeppelin in flight and franked with 1RM Polar Flight, each with on-board cancellation (18 and 19 August, respectively), and with corresponding violet confirmation cachets, an attractive pair, fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin Iceland Flight postcard,franked with 1RM Graf Zeppelin, tied by Friedrichshafen (30 Jun) c.d.s., to Reykjavik, with c.d.s. receiver (1 July), neatly-struck green Islandfahrt 1931 confirmation cachet, lovely strikes, very fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight to Icebreaker ""Malyguin""1c USA postal stationery card, uprated with 2RM blue Polar Flight Air Post, tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s. (24 July), Icebreaker "Malyguin" (July 27) receiver alongside, with Polarfahrt confirmation cachet, to Halifax, Canada, light corner creases, a scarce usage, fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight to Icebreaker ""Malyguin""1c USA postal stationery card, uprated with 2RM blue Polar Flight Air Post, tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s. (24 July), Icebreaker "Malyguin" (July 27) receive, rose Polarfahrt confirmation cachet, to Lincoln, Nebraska, some slight creasing at lower left, else attractive and fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight to Icebreaker "Malyguin"cover franked with 4RM brown Polar Flight Air Post, tied by Graf Zeppelin on-board cancel (26 July), lovely strike of the rose Polarfahrt confirmation cachet and Brise-Glace "Malyguin" datestamp (27 July), a scarce example of the on-board cancellation, a cover of superior quality; with Toselli certificate.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin Third South America Flight,with 4RM brown Graf Zeppelin used in combination with Brazilian adhesives, the former tied by violet on-board cancel (18 Oct), the latter cancelled in Pernambuco (Oct 22), handstamped "Refusé/Retour", with green confirmation cachet and rose Condor auxiliary marking, minor wrinkles, a scarce and visually-striking cover, fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin Third South America Flight,with 2RM blue South America Flight Graf Zeppelin adhesive, used in combination with multiple Brazilian franking, violet on-board cancel (18 October) and Pernambuco cds (22 October), handstamped "Refusé/Retour", green confirmation cachet and rose auxiliary marking, Friedrichshafen receiver (28 Oct) on front, some light toning, else fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1931, Graf Zeppelin Upper Silesia Flight postcard,depicting the Graf Zeppelin, franked with 1RM Graf Zeppelin, tied by on-board cancel (7 May), neatly-struck violet Oberschlesienfahrt 1931 confirmation cachet, to Kriens, Switzerland, with c.d.s. receiver struck on front (7 May), fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1933, Graf Zeppelin Chicago Flight cover,franked with 2RM Chicago Flight Graf Zeppelin, tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s. (14 Oct), triangular confirmation cachet and printed flight cachet, Chicago Century of Progress arrival backstamp (26 Oct), very fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1933, Graf Zeppelin Chicago Flight registered postcard,franked with 1RM and 2RM Chicago Flight Graf Zeppelins, tied by Koln c.d.s. (12 Oct), triangular confirmation cachet, with Friedrichshafen (14 Oct) c.d.s. on front, Chicago (26 Oct) and Los Angeles (29 Oct) backstamps, uniformly neat strikes, very fine.Cover

Germany - Zeppelin Flights 1933, Graf Zeppelin South America Flight postal card,franked with 1RM Graf Zeppelin, tied by Berlin c.d.s. (6 May), signed by Captain in blue ink, additional signature at bottom, two different confirmation cachets, to Pernambuco, Brazil, corner creases, fine.Cover

Germany (Berlin) 1948-9, 2pf to 2M definitives, overprinted BERLIN in red,never hinged, bright colors, each with Schlegel D BPP handstamp on reverse, chiefly fine. (Sc. 9N21-34, $1,050)Mint NH

Gibraltar 2010, 10p to £2 Centenary of Aviation,imperforate set of four depicting various early airplanes and airships, never hinged, each a lower margin example, very fine. (Sc. 1239-42var)Mint NH

Gibraltar 2010, 10p to £2 Centenary of Aviation,depicting the DELAG Zeppelin LZ-7, Hubert Lantham and the monoplane Antoinette VII, Airship Clément-Bayard No. 2 crossing the English Channel, and the biplane of Baroness de Laroche, in vertical imperforate pairs, never hinged, scarce and very fine. (Sc. 1239-42var)Mint NH

Great Britain 1841, 3d red, London Maltese Cross selection,of twelve examples, ranging from four margins to cut into, each postmarked with London Maltese Cross cancel from 1-12, representing the full set of numbers, some faults to be found, yet many clear and attractive strikes, chiefly very good to fine.Used

Great Britain 1847, 1d pale green Embossed,used with "466" numeral cancel, touching at left and foot but showing portion of adjoining stamp at top and large portion at right, a few negligible shallow thins as often seen, fine. (Sc. 5, S.G. 54, £1,100)Used

Great Britain 1847-54, 10d brown Embossed,overprinted ""SPECIMEN"", hinged with some adhesions to gum, large margins, a couple insignificant thin spots, fine appearance. (S.G. 57s, £3,000)Mint H

Great Britain 1854, 6d red violet Embossed,large margin at bottom, touching on other three sides, used with centrally-struck ""15"" numeral, some light soiling, a presentable example, fine. (Sc. 7; S.G. 60, £1,000)Used

Great Britain 1882, 5/- Rose on bluish paper,plate 4 lettered EC, postmarked with centrally-struck "London E.C. AP 6 94" hooded c.d.s., slightly faded color, very fine appearance. (Sc 90, S.G. 130, £4,800)Used

Great Britain 1884, 10/- ultramarine,beautifully-centered, crisp "Barnes NO 26 97" c.d.s., diagonal blue crayon cancel, delicate shade, very fine. (Sc 109, $550; S.G. #183, £525)Used

Great Britain 1902, 1d carmine, "O.W./OFFICIAL" overprintlightly hinged, superbly-centered, bright fresh color, very fine. (Sc. O50; S.G. O37, £575)Mint H

Great Britain 1902, 2d green and carmine,hinge remnant, pleasing color, nicely-centered, a rare official stamp, fine-very fine. (Sc. O51; S.G. O38, £1,900)Mint H

Great Britain 1911, Minerva head dummy stamps,block of four in dark red, showing shading at the front of Minerva’s head, on thin perforated card, trivial wrinkle to lower right stamp, very fine.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 1/2d green on white wove paperaffixed to paper, 31x39mm, manuscript S.D. /3 at top and Green at bottom, creased at lower left, reinforced with hinges, still a scarce essay.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 11/2d dull violet on white wove paper40x32mm, minor bend near bottom of design, still a fine and scarce essayProof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 1911-12 7d Small Format essay in a deep red shade, on watermark Crown paper, 40x35mm, the Crown clearly visible to the right of the design, the only such example recorded, very fine and rare.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 1911-12, De La Rue Die Proofin green on thin white paper (63x66mm), showing the design adopted for use on the Post Office Savings Bank issues, creases, upper left corner trimmed, still a scarce die proof.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 1911-12, Die 2 Proof 1/2d Bluish green trial color,taken from the accepted Stage 5 die, second state showing the “open H”, original gum, with watermark Crown upright, cut close as typically seen, fine and rare.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 1911-12, Die 2 Proof 1d Royal Scarlet trial colortaken from Stage 1b of the accepted die, original gum with watermark Crown upright, cut close but clear on all four sides; fine and very rare.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 1911-12, Perkins Bacon essay,an essay for the three-quarter face head, typographed, partly cleared surround to an oval, in black on thick glazed white card, 43x49mm, fine and rare.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 1d red on white wove paper28x29mm, showing the Wreath & Lion “couchant” as used for the issued 1d stamp, slight portion of ink manuscript notation at bottom, clear of design; fine and rare.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 6d green on white wove paper,40x44mm, handstruck SP/40 at top ink manuscript Green No. 154 below design, fine.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 6d maroon on white wove paper,39 x43mm, handstruck SP/60 at top, ink manuscript Maroon No. 170 below design, fine and scarce.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 6d orange on white wove paper,41x46mm, handstruck SP/88 at top, ink manuscript Orange No 126 below design, fine.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 8d green on white wove paper39x47mm, handstruck SP/40 above design, pencil manuscript Green 154 below, very fine.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 8d maroon on white wove paper,44x44mm, handstruck SP/60 above design, pencil manuscript Maroon 170 below, very fine.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 8d orange on white wove paper,42x45mm, handstruck SP/88 above design, pencil manuscript Orange 126 below, very fine.Proof

Great Britain - Downey Heads 9d olive brown on white wove paper,50x46mm, handstruck MB/75 above design, pencil manuscript Olive Brown below, very fine.Proof

Great Britain 1929, £1 Postal Union Congress,used with violet c.d.s., choice centering, beautiful engraving, a select example of this iconic stamp, very fine. (Sc. 209, $800)Used

Great Britain 1930, Graf Zeppelin England Flight,cover franked with 2/6 Seahorse, tied by London c.d.s. (25 AP), addressed “To the Graf Zeppelin / Aerodrome / Cardington BEDS” for transmission to Charlottenburg, Germany, without backstamps, some edge creasing and trivial toning spots, accompanied by official letter dated 6 May indicating that this cover as well as three other items were delivered to the Airship on its stop on Cardington, but were not given the Zeppelin cachet as they were unofficially carried to Germany; a rare and important pair for an advanced Graf Zeppelin collection. (Fros...

Haiti 1927, West Indian Aerial Express first flight covers,group of three, each cancelled Port Au Prince (13 Dec) on occasion of the first flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, each signed by W.I.A.E. founder and pilot Basil Rowe in black ink, with handstamped flight cachet on back, a fine group.Cover

Hong Kong 1900-1, set to the 30c brown,each overprinted "SPECIMEN", hinged, the 2c with small brown mark on reverse not affecting appearance. (S.G. 56s-61s, £600)Mint H

Iceland 1924-30, 10k on 50a claret, surcharged in black,never hinged, scarce as such, typical centering, fresh and fine. (Sc. 140, $750)Mint NH

Iceland 1930, Parliament composite proof with unadopted design,approximately 7.6" x 8.9", on glazed paper, in shades of brown/sepia, showing two each of the adopted 30a Thingvalla Lake and 1kr Map designs, as well as an unadopted 45a design appearing to depict the Sermon on the Mount, indistinct pencil notation beside, numbered "13/100" at upper right, endorsed in blue ink "Munstermarken!" and signed by engraver Ludwig Hesshaimer, small corner faults from prior mounting, else a scarce and desirable proofProof

India 1929-31, collection of illustrated flight covers,with fifteen different, including many better flights, noting Jodhpur to Karachi (30 flown), Rangoon to Allahabad, Rangoon to Calcutta, Karachi to Paris, Perth to Adelaide, Karachi to Delhi and Delhi to Karachi, Akyab to Rangoon, Calcutta to Rangoon, Calcutta to Silliguri, Hyderabad to Jodhpur (signed by stamp designer G. Grant), Hyderabad to Croydon, Hyderabad to Delhi (50 flown), Hyderabad to Karachi (30 flown), and Calcutta to Akyab (31 flown), several are registered, and twelve are signed on back by Stephen Smith, the odd small fault,...

India 1938/41, Royal Airship Base Karachi pair of covers,one franked with 1a3p KGVI, tied by New Delhi machine cancel (17 Dec), to the Officer in Charge, Royal Airship Base, Karachi, “Drigh Road” written above in red, with Karachi Airport (21 Dec) and Drigh Road (21 Dec) c.d.s. backstamps, some wrinkling, the second a multi-franked registered cover with 3p to 1r King George VI issues tied by Drigh Road (25 Feb) c.d.s., to London, endorsed “Last Day of Old Service”, a nice pair.Cover

Ireland 1946, 2/- black on buff booklet,edition 28-46, ½d and 2d panes with trimmed perfs, fresh and very fine (S.G. SB6, £1,400).Mint NH

Italy - Sardinia 1854, 5c yellow green,used with neatly-struck dotted cancel, four large balanced margins, a lovely example, very fine. (Sc. 7, $575)Used

Italy - Tuscany 1851-2, 1s golden yellow on bluish paper,margins ample to clear on all sides, close at top, neatly-struck Firenze circular datestamp, a pleasing example with bright color, scarce and fine; with 2020 Sismondo certificate. (Sc. 2c, $2,500)Used

Italy 1879-89, 10c, 25c, 40c Humbert I,the 10c with part o.g., 20c without gum, 40c hinged with small faults, good color, a difficult group, chiefly fine appearance; each with APEX certificate. (Sc. 46, 48, 54, $2,910)

Italy 1933, 5.25l+19.75l, 5.25l+ 44.75l Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flightcomprising most of the pilots, hinged sets of two unless otherwise noted, with I-ARAM (Aramu), I-BALB (Balbo, never hinged), I-BIAN (Biani, never hinged), I-BISE (Biseo), I-BORG (Borghetti), I-DINI (Baldini, never hinged), I-GIOR (Giordano, never hinged), I-LEON (Leone, never hinged), I-MIGI (Miglia), I-NAPO (Napoli, C48 is never hinged, C49 is lightly hinged), I-QUES (Questa, C48 is lightly hinged, C49 is never hinged), I-ROVI (Rovis, never hinged), I-TEUC (Teucci, never hinged), I-VERC (Vercelloni), as well as C49 pairs overp...

Italy-Trieste Small group of better mint & used,on their original 1960s sale cards, with Sc #1-29 mint, 42-44 mint (2), C13-16 used, C16 used, and selection of mint between 30/83, a useful lot, chiefly fresh and fine-very fine.

Jordan 1922, 10Pi ultramarine, violet handstamp,fresh original gum, hinge remnant, pleasing deep shade, fine and scarce (S.G. 52a, £1,100; Scott 60, $1,200.00).Mint H

Jordan 1922, 20Pi pale grey, Type 4 violet handstamp inverted,1920 overprint Type 1, hinged original gum, fresh and well centered, some shorter perfs at base, else very fine and scarce (S.G. 53a, £1,100 for normal overprint; Scott 62 var., $1,200.00 for upright overprint).Mint H

Jordan 1922, 20Pi Pale grey, black handstamp,part original gum, bold overprint, good color, a difficult stamp, unpriced in Gibbons, fine; (S.G. 53b)Mint H

Jordan 1923, 1/8P chestnut, inverted overprint,mint block of eight (4x2), lightly hinged original gum, nicely centered, pleasing rich color, a scarce and desirable multiple well suited for exhibition, fine-very fine (S.G. 89b, £880+; Scott 74Ab, $960.00+).Mint H

Jordan 1923, 5/10Pi on 9Pi ochre, December 1922 overprint in blackis1920 overprint Type 7, used with light pen stroke cancel as typically seen, horizontal crease at top, nevertheless a scarce stamp of very fine appearance (S.G. 79d, £1,200).Used

Jordan 1923, 5/10Pi on 9Pi ochre, December 1922 overprint in blackis1920 overprint Type 7, used with light pen stroke cancels and usual, thinned spot at top taking away a couple perfs, otherwise fine and scarce (S.G. 79d, £1,200).Used

Jordan 1923, 1Pi Deep indigo, gold overprint doubled,a superb mint left sheet-margin block of four, never hinged original gum, scarce as such, post office fresh and well centered, extremely fine and choice; 1981 RPS certificate (S.G. 103Ba, £2,400 for hinged; Scott 78a, $3,000.00 for hinged).Mint NH

Jordan 1923, ½P on 1½P Lilac, inverted surcharge,a spectacular bottom left corner margin mint block of eight (4x2), remarkably well centered, six stamps never hinged, top left hinged stamp with a shallow thin and thin in selvage, perf. separations between the right vertical pair, otherwise fine-very fine; a rare and impressive multiple ideal for exhibition (S.G. 111a, £1,200; Scott 91b, $1,200.00 for hinged).Mint H/NH

Jordan 1924, ¼P Green, inverted overprint,a fresh mint block of six (3x2), original gum, five stamps never hinged, pleasing deep color, scarce as error multiples are seldom available, attractive and fine; 1983 BPA certificate no longer accompanies (S.G. 126b, £510; Scott 114c, $510.00).Mint H/NH

Leeward Islands Postal stationery used in Barbuda,K.G.V 1d and 1½d, two envelopes sent to U.S., one endorsed "Good Prospects", both cancelled by "Barbuda/B.W.I." c.d.s., one with the year inserted in manuscript, a very fine duo.Cover

Liechtenstein 1915, 25h Ultramarine,lightly hinged, nicely-centered on fresh paper, bright shade, very fine. (Sc. 3b, $350)Mint H

Liechtenstein 1930, 3rp brown lake to 2fr gray green & red brown Pictorialshinge remnants, fresh colors, chiefly fine. (Sc. 94-107, $555.90)Mint H

Liechtenstein 1931, 1fr olive black & 2r blue black Zeppelin Over Naafkopf,never hinged set of two, fresh, well-centered, very fine. (Sc. C7-8, $565)Mint NH

Luxembourg 1860, 2c black, Frankfurt Print,four large margins, proof-like impression, c.d.s. postmark, very fine. (Sc. 5, $550)Used

Luxembourg 1875, 12&1/2c rose,Frankfurt Print, four balanced margins, c.d.s. postmark, bright shade, very fine. (Sc. O4, $600)Used

Malaysia:Kedah 1912-49, mint collection on Hagner pages,including 1912 MCA 1c. to $5 set of fourteen (2, one overprinted "specimen"), 1919-21 1c. to 25c. set of six (2, one overprinted "specimen"), 1919 50c. on $2 and $1 on $3, 1921-32 Script 1c. to $5 set of fifteen (2, one overprinted "specimen") and additional mint with 3c. watermark inverted, 1922 Exhibition 1c. to 50c. complete, 1922-40 1c. to 35c. set of eight (2, one overprinted or perforated "specimen") with additional 6c. blocks of twelve, seven and six, 1937 10c. to $5 set of nine (2, one perforated "specimen") with additional mint 5...

Mauritius 1848-9, 1d orange-vermilion on yellowish paper,earliest impression, three good margins, just cut into at upper left, cancelled by clear numeral "1" obliterator, a good example of this rarity. (S.G. 3, £18,000)Used

Mauritius 1848-49, Post Paid Issue, 2d blue on bluish paper,late intermediate impression, "penoe" for "pence" variety, large even margins and lightly cancelled by numeral "2" of Flacq, a fine and rare example; with 1968 Hunziker certificate, signed Holcombe. (S.G. 14a, £8,000)Used

Mauritius 1859, Lapirot Issue, 2d blue,intermediate impression, exceptional vertical pair with wide sheet margin at right [8-12], tied by barred ovals to 1850 (Jan 9) cover from Port Louis to Bordeaux, sent aboard the "Benares" via Aden, G.P.P. despatch datestamp on flap, corner of [8] stamp folded where dumb oval cancellation applied; the stamps have been removed, pressed, and treated to reduce staining, and replaced. A rare cover; signed Calbes, with 1996 B.P.A. certificate. (S.G. 38)Used

Mauritius 1859, Lapirot Issue, 2d blue on bluish paper,worn impression, used horizontal pair [6-7] with enormous margins, cancelled by barred ovals, small brown stain spot in margin at left, otherwise a fine and exceptional multiple; with 2004 Brandon certificate. (S.G. 39, £1,800+)Used

Mauritius 1859, Dardenne Issue, 1d. dull vermilion,clear to good margins and cancelled by oval of bars leaving most of the design clear, fine; with R.P.S. Certificate (1958). (S.G. 42, £1,400)Used

Mauritius 1859, Dardenne Issue, 2d blue,cancelled by "paid" circular postmark, huge margins on three sides, clear at top, fine; (S.G. 43a, £950)Used

Mauritius 1878, surcharged set of nine to 2r50c on 5/- bright mauve,unused or with part original gum, a couple with wing margins, a few trivial faults in places, overall fine or of fine appearance. (S.G. 83-91, £700)Mint H/Un

Mauritius 1938-45, 2c grey to 10r rose violet,never hinged set in blocks of four, fresh bright colors, fine-very fine. (Sc. 211-22, $478).Blocks

Micronesia 2003, 100 Years of Aviation Celebration,imperforate souvenir sheet of six, never hinged, showing various airplanes including the Wright Flyer II, Martin M-130 China Clipper, and the Concorde, attractive and very fine. (Sc. 551var)Mint NH

Nepal 1812, seal of Amar Singh Thapa,Commander in Chief of the Nepalese Army, on the reverse of small stampless cover, dated July 1812, carried by courier to Kantipur (Kathmandu) and addressed to the King, a scarce and choice strike, very fine.Cover

Nepal 1813, large seal of Amar Singh Thapa,Commander in Chief of the Nepalese Army, ideally-struck on reverse, dated April 1813, by which time Amar Singh had been promoted to General, carried by courier to Kantipur (Kathmandu) and addressed to the King, a choice strike well-suited for exhibition, very fine; the following year, Amar Singh Thapa would lead the Gorkhali Army against the forces of the British East India Company in the Anglo-Nepalese War, earning him recognition as the "Living Lion of Nepal"Cover

Nepal 1813, large seal of General Amar Singh ThapaCommander in Chief of the Nepalese Army, beautifully-struck on reverse of small stampless cover, carried by courier to Kantipur (Kathmandu) and addressed to fellow General Shim Sen Thapa, small opening fault not affecting the very fine strike of the seal, attractive and scarce.Cover

Nepal 1886-89 (circa), 1a Dark blue, early printings on native paper,of 64, setting 8, unused without gum as issued, showing three inverted cliches in positions 52, 59 and 62, plus the constant and progressive plate flaws, particularly deep dark blue color and strong impression, minor foxing mostly on the outer edges and normal light folds between rows in the center of the sheet, not detracting from this rare and desirable sheet, otherwise very fine (Hellrigl 7b; Scott 7 var, a var.; S.G. 7, £9,920+).Unused

Nepal 1899-1907, ½a Black early printings on native paper, imperforare, complete sheet,> of 64, setting 3, unused without gum as issued, imperforate sheet of this early setting with the inverted cliche in position 7, on thin native paper more like setting 1, unusual as such, ample selvages showing no framelines, light horizontal. fold in the center of the sheet between rows, scarce and very fine; this is one of only three imperforate sheets that we are aware (Hellrigl 23a, b; Scott 10 var.; S.G. 22; £4,520+).Unused

Nepal 1899-1907, ½a Black early printings on native paper, imperforate, reconstructed sheet,of 64 consisting of two half sheets, setting 1, sub-setting B, without gum as issued, wide full selvages showing the sheet frame lines all around, this setting and setting 2 without frame lines are the only settings without any inverted cliches, thin native paper as usual on this setting, clean color and impression, one horizontal fold in each block between rows , very fine; a scarce first printing of the ½a value being one of two reconstructed and four complete sheets known of setting 1B, ideal for exh...

Nepal 1917, ½ Orange vermilion on native paper, imperforate, tete-beche pair,setting 6, stunning used block of 54 of this very rare issue, a nearly full sheet lacking only the top row and the first horizontal pair at left in the second row, positions 11-16/57-64, neat light Birganj telegraph cancel on each block of four, a number of constant plate flaws and bottom left stamp is an inverted cliche producing an exceedingly rare tete-beche pair of which less than a dozen exist, attractive lighter color and an especially clear impression for this, full large to extra-large margins all around, norm...

Nepal 1917-30, 1a Emerald error of color on native paper, imperforate, complete sheetof 64, setting 27, state 2, an early printing of this second state before the major plate flaw of a wide cut in the left frame of position 10 occurred, neatly cancelled by Birganj telegraph cancels in each block of four, ample to large full selvages all around, this setting characterized by nine inverted cliches in positions 15, 18, 23, 27, 37,40-41, 51 and 64, attractive color, usual paper flaws typical of this thin native paper, else a very fine sheet of this error of color rarity. This is the ultimate multi...

New Caledonia 1932, 40c-50c Paris-Noumea Flight,lightly hinged, fresh color, pencil signed, a desirable set, fine. (Sc. 180-1, $950)Mint H

New Guinea 1932-4, 1/2p orange to £1 gray Air Post overprints,set of sixteen, most lightly hinged, fresh color, generally well-centered, the odd perf fault, chiefly very fine. (Sc. C28-43, $312)Mint H

New Guinea 1935, £2 violet & £5 green Plane Over Bulolo Gold Field,set of two, never hinged, scarce as such, pleasing color, well-centered, the £5 particularly so, a couple trivial toned perfs on the £2 noticeable only from reverse, much nicer examples than often seen, lovely and very fine. (Sc. C44-45, $1,100 as hinged; SG 204/5, £1,100 as hinged).Mint NH

New Guinea 1939, 1/2p - £1 Plane Over Bulolo Gold Field,set of fourteen, used, most with lightly-struck unobtrusive cancels, nicely-centered throughout, a desirable and challenging used set, very fine. (Sc. C46-59, $990; S.G. 212/25, £1,100)Used

New Guinea 1939, 1/2p - £1 Plane Over Bulolo Gold Field,set of fourteen, hinged, fresh bright colors, well-centered throughout, a nice example of this ever-popular set, very fine. (Sc. C46-59, $720.50; S.G. 212/25, £1,100)Mint H

New Guinea 1939, 1/2p - £1 Plane Over Bulolo Goldfield,set of fourteen, lightly hinged, the £1 value appears never hinged, a well-centered set, the key 10/- value exceptionally so, fresh and very fine. (Sc. C46-59, $720.50; S.G. 212/25, £1,100)Mint H

New Hebrides 1908, 1d red vertical pair,the lower stamp showing the overprint omitted variety, lightly hinged, a huge rarity and the key variety of the New Hebrides, a handsome and striking error; with 1985 R.P.S. and 1999 Behr certificates. (S.G. 2a, £10,000)Mint H

1862-3, 1d orange vermilion Chalon, horizontal pair, with centrally struck "4" cancel of Akaroa, entering of the transfer die resulting in a prominent shift of the right stamp of about 0.7mm below the left stamp, the left stamp with four large to clear margins, the right, due to the shift, with three margins, fresh colour, an impressive pair, fine; (Sc. 11; S.G. 33, £550+)

New Zealand 1931-5, £3.10/- rose,hinged and slightly toned gum, Cowan paper with horizontal mesh, bright color, rare and centered very fine. (S.G. F165, £2,250)Mint H

Niue 2003, 100 Years of Aviation Celebration,imperforate souvenir sheet of six, showing various airplanes inclding the Douglas DC-2, DeHavilland D.H.4A, and others, with color bars at top, an ideal example for the aviation thematic collector, very fine. (Sc. 780var)Mint NH

Northern Rhodesia 1925-9, set to the 20/-,part set of sixteen to the 20/- (no perforated specimen 3/-), all overprinted ""SPECIMEN"", hinged, offered with the issued set of seventeen, toned gum, fine. (S.G. 1s-17s, 1-17; £1,900)Mint H

Nossi-Be 1889, 5c on 20c red on green,neatly-struck partial "Nossi-Be 30 Jun 89" c.d.s. in blue, typical centering, trivial short perf at lower left of little importance given the scarcity of this stamp, with an estimated only 150 examples having been surcharged, signed Richter and others, fine. (Sc. 4, $1,600, Yvert 9)Used

Nossi-Be 1890, 25c on 1fr bronze green on straw,hinge remnant, original gum, fresh color and well-centered for these difficult issues, a scarce stamp with only 400 surcharged, signed Brun, very fine. (Sc. 17, $425)Mint H

Nyasaland 1908-11, £1 purple and black on red and £10 purple & ultramarine,both overprinted "SPECIMEN", hinge remnants, bright color, the £10 with slight surface rubbing per accompanying R.P.S. certificate, fine. (S.G. 81/82s, £1,100+)Mint H

Orange Free State 1897, 6d blue, perforated 14,prepared for use but not issued, two horizontal complete panes of sixty from the lower half of the sheet, with plate number "1" at bottom, handstamped "30 Oct 96", a few gum bends and minor creasing in places, the De La Rue archive sheet, scarce and fine appearance. (S.G. footnote after 87, £7,800+)Mint H

Literature Airmail Philatelic Literature group,with sixteen items, including The North Atlantic Catapult by Stanley-Smith (Vol 1 & 2), the Australian Air Mail Catalogue (8th Edition), Newfoundland Air Mails by Harmer, Australasian Crash Mail 1917-30 (Vol 1) by Peace, Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris 1870-71, Ligne Nogues Histoire Aerophilatelique, the Airposts of Greece 1912-1991 by Goddard, Handbuch der Luftpostkunde (1930), etc, a some light wear, a useful group.

Literature Airship & Zeppelin philatelic literature group,including The Zeppelin Stamps by Lehmkuhl, LZ 129 Hindenburg May Day Flight 1937 by Jacobs, Zeppelin, Parseval & Andere Luftschiffe Kuno Sollors catalogue (Vol 7), Zeppeline und Post by the Bundespost-museums Frankfurt, the Alan L Belinkoff Collection of Zeppelin Post Mail of the World (Ivy Philatelic Auctions, 1989), the Ludwig Kofler Grand Prix Collection of Zeppelin Mail (Corinphila, 2001), some further research notes, a worthwhile group.

Literature Arthur Hind sales,bound in two volumes, one with Sales 1-3, including plates, for sales held by Phillips & Kennett in New York, the second with Sales 1-11 held by H.R. Harmer in London, with prices realized, a scarce and essential reference.

Literature Australian Imperial Forces Postal History, 1914-1918,by Bob Emery, with supplement volume, both with dust jackets (small faults), both volumes signed by the author, a useful pair.

Literature British Empire & Worldwide Name Sale Auction Catalogues, including a significant run of William H. Gross sales including Great Britain (Vol 1-2), Confederate States of America, British Empire, France and Colonies, British North America, and Scandinavia; the Chartwell Collection of Line Engraved (Part I) and British Empire; “Maximus” Great Britain (Sales 1-4); E. Carey Fox Canada and Maritime Provinces, Pence Issues; Guido Craveri World Rarities and Classics (1994) and Hawaiian Missionaries (1994, a few pages with portions excised); Fred Jarrett Sales 166-187 (hardbound); Burrus Grea...

Literature C.E.F., The China Expeditionary Force, 1900-1923, Postal History of Indian Campaigns,by Gerald Sattin & D.S. Virk, 1992, with dust jacket, contents fresh and clean, with details on the expedition, land and sea routes, postal markings, extracts from postal diaries, etc.

Literature Cape of Good Hope, Its History and Postage Stamps,by Gilbert J. Allis, 1930, Stanley Gibbons Ltd, hardbound, some rubbing to cover by binding tight and contents fresh, a scarce volume, fine.

Literature Col. E.H.R. Green Sales,group of seventeen catalogues, including sales by Laurence & Stryker (2), Eugene N. Costales (2), Hugh C. Barr (2), J. C. Morgenthau & Co (1), Harmer, Rooke & Co (4, plus illustrations volume), Edson J. Fifield (2), and Irwin Heiman (3), most with prices realized, a useful assembly, fine.

Literature Die Ferrary Auktionen,1987 facsimile reprint by Joachim Erhardt of Stuttgart of the fourteen sale catalogues held in Paris (1921-5) and Zurich (1929), bound in blue cloth, an important reference.

Literature Dr. Lewis L. Reford sales,Vol 1-5, Harmer, Rooke & Co, 1950-51, New York, set of five volumes bound, with prices realized, an important reference for British North America, fine.

Literature Hawaii, useful group of philatelic literature,with auction catalogues including Sotheby’s Ishikawa Collection (1980, with prices realized), Frederic R. Harris (Harmer, Rooke & Co, 1954, with prices realized), Maurice Burrus (H.R. Harmer, 1963); Ferrars H. Tows (Pelander, 1948, with prices realized), Hawaiian Missionaries (Guido Craveri, 1994, with annotations), “Hawaii, Its Stamps and Postal History” by Meyer, etc, an ideal nucleus to a reference library on this subject.

Literature The Josiah K. Lilly Collection,Robert A. Siegel Auctions, 1967-8, ten sales plus prospectus, including prices realized, an important reference to one of the twentieth century’s great collections, fine.

Literature The Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein Collections,1968-70, H.R. Harmer, ten sales plus prospectus, with prices realized, including sales of Mauritius, British North America, Great Britain & British Guiana, Ceylon & India, South America, and Canada, fine.

Literature The Stamp Specialist, 1939-48, by H.L. Lindquist,set of twenty volumes, hardbound, the odd fault to binding, a desirable and useful run, fine.

Literature United States “Name Sale” auctions, group of over 35 cataloguwith The Newbury Collection (Part I-VI, with prices realized); The George Walcott Collection of Civil War Patriotic Covers (Limited Edition, hardbound); The Edward S. Knapp Collection (Parke-Bernet, 1941); The Henry C Gibson Collection (Ward, and Klein, both 1944), the Stephen D. Browne Collection (Harmer, Rooke & Co, 1939), Dale-Lichtenstein (three volumes, H.R. Harmer, 2004); William H. Gross United States 1847 and 1851-6 (Robert. A Siegel, 2013); The Louis Grunin Collection of United States 1851-7 Stamps on Cover (1987-...

Literature United States & Worldwide philatelic literature & commemorative stamp albums,filling a large carton, mostly United States and Switzerland literature, note “Directory of 10c 1847 Covers” by Hart and McDonald; United States Railroad Postmarks 1837-1861 by Remele; United States Postage Stamps 1902-1935 by Johl; United States Cancellations 1845-69 by Skinner-Eno; the Postage Stamps of Switzerland 1843-62 by Mirabaud and Reuterskiold; Basler Taube by Bach & Winterstein, various catalogues and auction sales including 20+ volumes of R.A Siegel “Rarities of the World”, a few commemorative s...

Philippines 1928, Special Amphibian Plane Experimental Flight,real photo postcard, depicting two men before the airplane, appears to be signed by pilot in violet ink "With best Aero-greetings," typed endorsement "Special Experimental Flight with Amphibian Plane / San Jose (Mindoro Island to Manila (Island of Luzon)", postmarked San Jose (7 Apr) and Manila (8 Apr), handstamped "Via Air Plane / of the / United States Army / in the Philippines", an attractive signed card, fine.Cover

Rhodesia 1910-13, 7/6d carmine & light blue, Long Gash printing,lightly hinged, fresh bright colors, very fine; with 2010 Gibbs certificate. (S.G. 161)Mint H

Rhodesia 1910-13, Double Head Issue 7/6d. carmine-vermilion and deep turquoise-blueLong Gash printing, large part original gum, a fresh mint example with lovely bright colours, ex-"Royal Palm" (S.G. 161 variant ii)Mint H

Rhodesia 1910-13, 7/6d carmine & bright blue, Short Gash printing,hinge remnant, pleasing color, light crease at upper left and two small things at bottom, still a most attractive stamp, very fine appearance; ex "Royal Palm". (S.G. 162, £4,750)Mint H

Russia 1864, 5k black & lilac, perf 12.5,hinge remnants, part o.g., pleasing color and extremely well-centered for this issue, negligible nibbed perf at left, attractive and very fine. (Sc. 7, $1,000)Mint H

Samoa 1900, 2m blue & 3m black violet Yacht,each cancelled with neatly-struck “Fagamolo” c.d.s., select centering, very fine. (Sc. 67, 68, $295+)Used

Seychelles 1890-92, 48c ochre and green,showing the albino ‘3 cents’ surcharge at top (as used on the 1893 3c on 4c), with traces of ink, overprinted "SPECIMEN", highly unusual and the only known example, fine. (S.G. 7s, variety)Mint H

Somaliland 1904, 2a dull and bright purple,showing the "no stop after ‘M’ in ‘O.H.M.S.’" variety, lightly hinged, a fine example of this rare stamp, with only eight examples recorded, one of which is in the Royal Philatelic Collection, pencil expertising signature on reverse. (S.G. O14a, £2,500)Mint H

South Africa 1911, Kenilworth to Muizenburg First Flight,First South Africal Aerial Post illustrated postcard, used on occasion of the 27 December Experimental Flight, franked with Transvaal 1/2 KEVII, tied by Wynberg (Cape of Good Hope) 26 DEC 1911 c.d.s., with Kenilworth (27 Dec) and Muizenberg (27 Dec) flight handstamps and Muizenberg (28 Dec) c.d.s., minor edge wear, a fine and attractive example from this early flight. (AAMC #1)Cover

Spain 1865, 19c brown & rose,four large margins, faint trace of postmark, appears unused, two small spots on face, deep color, very fine. (Sc. 70, $600)Used

Spain 1926, Red Cross Semi-Official Airmail,most in blocks of up to ten, dennominations to the 40c in quantites of 45 stamps each, with over forty 50c and 25 4p values, allowing for twenty-five complete sets with many additional singles and multiples, most never hinged throughout though not some gum disturbances particularly on the 4pta issues, else a chiefly fresh and useful lot for the retailer, significant catalogue value, fine-very fine. (Edifil 339/48, €7,000+ as never hinged)

Spain 1939, Unissued Air Post imperforate set of seven,with 2p "Ford" in four shades and 5p "Douglas DC-2" in three shades, without gum as produced, large margins and fresh color, very fine, handstamped Francisco del Tarré and accompanied by his certificate. (Mi. Unlisted, Edifil NE39/45)Used

St. Pierre & Miquelon 1942, "France Libre" censored registered coverfranked with nine "FRANCE LIBRE / F.N.F.L." overprints (eight different, one surcharged), postmarked St Pierre (20 Feb), to Montreal, Quebec, with Halifax (4 Mar), and Montreal (6 Mar) backstamps and St. Pierre & Miquelon censorship handstamp, the odd toning spot, attractive.Cover

St. Vincent 1885, 4d red-brown and purple brown,the red-brown with part redistributed original gum, with 2004 Brandon certificate, the purple brown with part original gum, a fine duo. (S.G. 50-1, £1,050)Mint H

Straits Settlements 1906-12, $25 purple and blue on blue,lightly hinged, some lightly toned perfs in places, pretty color, fine-very fine; with 1977 B.P.A. certificate. (S.G. 168, £3,750)Mint H

Straits Settlements 1906-12, $25 purple and blue on blue,hinged, nicely-centered, pleasing shade, fine; with 2007 A.P.S. certificate. (S.G. 168, £3,750)Mint H

Straits Settlements 1912-23, £25 purple and blue on blue paper,hinged, lightly toned gum, delicate shade, centered very fine; signed E.D(iena). (S.G. 213, £3,250)Mint H

Straits Settlements 1938, $100 black and carmine on blue,block of four, hinged (browned) gum, a few split perfs at bottom and lower right stamp with slighty rounded corner and thin at right, the largest recorded mint multiple of this scarce stamp, very fine appearance.Mint H

Sweden 1949/1996, collection of booklets & panesneatly-organized and much identified, beginning with Sc. 415a, with examples ranging to #2173a, both definitive and commemorative issues represented, note examples of the work of many talented engravers including Slania, Jakus, Wallhorn, Morck, etc, over 150 booklets and a couple dozen panes, some duplication of up to six each, overall fresh and very fine.Mint NH

Switzerland 1913, Burgdorf-Bern semi-official airmail,on Nationale-Flugspende event postcard, used in combination with 5c William Tell, postmarked with violet flight c.d.s. (30 March), small stain to semi-official and hinge marks to card from prior mounting, else a fine and scarce card. (Zumstein IV, CAT CHF1,200)Cover

Switzerland 1913, 50c Schweizerische Nationale Flugspende Bern Aviation Meetsemi-official airmail, never hinged, beautifully-centered amidst balanced margins, exceptionally fresh, very fine; with 1991 Rellstab certificate. (SBK III, CHF 700)Mint NH

Switzerland 1913, 50c Schweizerische Nationale Flugspende Herisau Aviation Meetsemi-official airmail, never hinged, a bright and fresh example, well-centered and choice, very fine. (SBK V, 600CHF)Mint NH

Switzerland 1913, 50c Flugpost Laufen semi-official airmail,Type IV, never hinged, fresh, issued on occasion of the airmail flight from Lauren to Solothurn on 28 September, 1913, very fine; handstamped Vugniaux and accompanied by his certificate. (SBK VII, 900CHF)Mint NH

Switzerland 1913, 50c Journée Valaisanne d'Aviation semi-official airmailnever hinged, depicting a monoplane in flight, fresh bright colour, superbly-centered, a choice example of this scarce stamp, extremely fine; with 1992 Renggli certificate. (SBK Xa, 1,500CHF)Mint NH

Switzerland 1934, NABA souvenir sheet,never hinged, fresh, issued on occasion of the Swiss National Philatelic Exhibition at Zurich, very fine. (Sc. 226, $700)Mint NH

Tahiti 1893, 2fr brown Postage Due,lightly hinged original gum, four large to ample margins, rich color, a pleasing mint example of this key value, signed A. Brun, very fine. (Sc. J13, $1,100)Mint H

Tobago 1879, £1 mauve,small hinge remnant, a few shortish perfs, slightly creased, pleasing color, a good example of this popular and difficult high value, fine appearance; with 1969 B.P.A. certificate. (S.G. 6, £4,500)Mint H

United States: Proofs & Essays 1861, 3c brown rose Finished ""Premiere Gravure"" plate essayhinged original gum, brilliant rich color, fresh, pencil signed on gum, fine-very fine; with 1990 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 65E-15h, $550)Mint H

United States: Proofs & Essays 1863, 2c black, Die I, plate proof,block of four, on India paper, large even margins, fresh, very fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 73P3, $750)Proof

United States: 1847 Issue & 1875 Reproduction Issue 5c red brown,jumbo to large margins on three sides, just into design at lower left where there are tiny ink spots, part original gum, good color, fine; with 2001 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 1, $6,000)Mint H

United States: 1847 Issue & 1875 Reproduction Issue 10c black,four large balanced margins, unobtrusive blue grid cancel, detailed impression, a lovely stamp, very fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 2, $800)Used

United States: 1847 Issue & 1875 Reproduction Issue 5c red brown and 10c black,each lightly cancelled, the 5c with close margins, fine, the 10c with ample margins to into frameline at bottom, regummed to cover faint creases and thin, fine appearance; each with 2020 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 1/2, $1,100)Used

United States: 1847 Issue & 1875 Reproduction Issue 5c red brown Reproduction,without gum as issued, nicely-centered within large balanced margins, rich brown shade, very fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate. (Sc. 3, $900)Unused

United States: 1847 Issue & 1875 Reproduction Issue 5c red brown Reproduction,without gum as issued, large to ample margins, particularly generous at right, hinge remnant, pleasing rich shade, attractive and fine-very fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 3, $900)Unused

United States: 1851-6 Issue 1c blue, Type IIIA,margins close to touching at upper left and top, particularly generous margins at right and bottom, neatly-struck partial c.d.s., a desirable example, fine-very fine; with 1985 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 8A, $750)Used

United States: 1851-6 Issue 10c green, Type I,four large to ample margins, centrally-struck c.d.s., deep shade, very fine; with 1993 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 13, $750)Used

United States: 1851-6 Issue 10c green, Type II,four large margins, neatly-struck partial c.d.s., two small green dots at upper left, a lovely stamp, very fine; with 1987 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 14, $140)Used

United States: 1851-6 Issue 10c green, Type III,superbly-centered amidst four jumbo margins, partial New York "Ocean Mail" c.d.s., a wonderful and visually-appealing stamp, extremely fine; with 1990 and 2002 P.F. certificates (Sc. 15, $140+)Used

United States: 1857-60 Issue 5c brown, Type I,used, partial c.d.s. strike at upper left, superior centering to often seen, attractive and very fine; with photocopy of 1991 P.F. certificate for the pair from which this stamp originates. (Sc. 29, $375)Used

United States: 1857-60 Issue 5c brown, Type II,used, showing black grid and trace of red cancellations, rich color, well-centered, very fine; with 1999 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 30A, $300+)Used

United States: 1857-60 Issue 10c green, Type III,used, neatly-struck partial c.d.s., well-centered, fine; with 2004 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 33, $190)Used

United States: 1857-60 Issue 24c gray lilac,remarkably generous margins, particularly so at left, centrally-struck circular grid cancel, desirable deep shade, a difficult stamp in such quality, very fine; with 1990 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 37, $375+)Used

United States: 1857-60 Issue 90c blue, detailed impression, two hinge remnants, deep color, reperforated at right, pencil signatures on back, a difficult stamp with very fine appearance; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 39, $3,000)Mint H

United States: 1857-60 Issue 1c bright blue,unused no gum, brilliant color and fresh paper, a pleasing stamp, fine-very fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 40, $600)Unused

United States: 1861-6 Issue 2c black,hinged original gum, detailed impression and deep shade, fresh paper, fine-very fine; with 1987 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 73, $350)Mint H

United States: 1861-6 Issue 2c black,five used examples, with Sc. 73 showing inverted triangle fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno GE-T23), another with choice strike of negative six-point star (pulled perf), Sc. 85B with New York City blue shell fancy cancel (small corner crease), and Sc. 93 with blue ""A"" fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno LS-A6), another with neatly-struck black leaf, each with P.F. certificate, chiefly fineUsed

United States: 1867-8 Issue 3c rose, "D" Grill,well-centered amidst balanced margins, postmarked with lovely fancy cancel, some light toning to paper, reperforated at right, still a visually-pleasing example, very fine appearance. (Sc. 85, $1,100)Used

United States: 1867-8 Issue 2c black, "E Grill", double grill varietycentrally-struck fancy cancel, a few shorter perfs at right, an uncommon example, fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 87var, unpriced)Used

United States: 1875 Re-Issue 15c black Re-Issue,original gum, hinge remnant, bright color, well-centered, reperforated at right, a very fine appearing example of this challenging stamp, of which only 397 examples were recorded sold; with 1979 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 108, $4,500)Mint H

United States: 1875 Re-Issue 90c carmine & black Re-Issue, without grill,unused no gum, detailed impression, rich color, superior centering, small thin spot at top right, a lovely-looking example of this challenging stamp, of which only 1356 were recorded sold, very fine appearance; with 1971 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 132, $1,500)Unused

United States: 1870-1 National Bank Note Co. 10c brown, H Grill,with both red and black cancellations, pleasing color, centered to the upper right, signed on reverse, fine; with 1984 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 139, $800)Used

United States: 1870-1 National Bank Note Co. 24c purple,black cork cancel, nicely-centered, good color, very fine; with 1988 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 153, $210)Used

United States: 1870-1 National Bank Note Co. 90c carmine,centrally-struck black cancellation, select centering, rich shade, an appealing stamp, very fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 155, $325)Used

United States: 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. 1c ultramarine,lower left corner single, never hinged original gum, brilliant bright color, diagonal gum bend not mentioned in certificate, fine; with 1997 P.F. certificate for the pair from which this stamp originates. (Sc. 156, $200)Mint NH

United States: 1879-87 American Bank Note Co. 3c green,original gum, very lightly hinged, desirable deep shade, exceptional centering, a beautiful example, extremely fine; with 2001 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 184, $90+)Mint H

United States: 1879-87 American Bank Note Co. 30c full black,hinged original gum, good color, corner crease at bottom left, appears fine; with 2020 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 190, $900)Mint H

United States: 1879-87 American Bank Note Co. 30c orange brown,original gum, hinge remnant, rich shade, uncommonly choice centering, a pretty stamp, very fine. (Sc. 217, $675)Mint H

United States: 1879-87 American Bank Note Co. 90c purple,hinged, deep shade, nicely-centered, a desirable example in this quality, fine-very fine; with 2020 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 218, $800)Mint H

United States: 1890-93 Issue 30c black,original gum, very lightly hinged, pleasing color, fresh, fine-very fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 228, $280)Mint H

United States: 1890-93 Issue 30c black,original gum, hinged, sharp impression, centered within balanced margins, very fine. (Sc. 228, $280)Mint H

United States: 1893 Columbian Exposition 1c, $4.00 and $5.00 used Columbian group,the 1c being a pair with American Bank Note inscription in upper selvedge, the $4.00 cancelled with Chicago World's Fair c.d.s., the $5.00 with 1893 Kansas City machine cancel, short perf on $4, else VG-F. (Sc. 230, 244, 245, $2,150+)Used

United States: 1893 Columbian Exposition 30c Columbian,hinged, rich color, nicely-centered, very fine; with 1995 P.F. certificate for the block of four from which this stamp originates. (Sc. 239, $225)Mint H

United States: 1894 Bureau Issue 3c purple,original gum, never hinged, difficult as such, pleasing color and desirable centering, very fine; with 2004 P.F. certificate (Sc. 253, $360)Mint NH

United States: 1894 Bureau Issue $5.00 dark green,hinged, original gum, partly disturbed from storage, bold impression and fresh paper, centered a tad to the top, a nice example of this key stamp, fine-very fine; with 1980 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 263, $4,000)Mint H

United States: 1895-8 Bureau Issue $5.00 dark green,neatly-struck partial New York registered oval, centered slightly to the bottom, a nice-looking example, fine-very fine. (Sc. 278, $600)Used

United States: 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue $1.00 black Trans-Mississippi,original gum, extremely lightly hinged, deep color and precise impression, a desirable example of this iconic stamp, fine-very fine; with 1979 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 292, $1,500)Mint H

United States: 1901 Pan-American Issue 1c Pan-American, center inverted,unused without gum, good color on fresh paper, trivial perf crease at lower right, not detracting from the appearance of this iconic and visually-striking stamp, fine; with 1975 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 294a, $12,500 as original gum)Unused

United States: 1902-8 Issues 1c blue green booklet paneof six, hinged, precise impression, lightly folded along center perforations, scarce and fine; with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate. (Sc. 300b, $600)Block

United States: 1902-8 Issues $5.00 dark green,postmarked with centrally-struck oval registration cancel, well-centered, negligible thin spot near Marshall's left eye, a desirable key value, very fine; with 2020 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 313, $600)Used

United States: 1904 Louisiana Purchase 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase,set of five, most never hinged, the Sc. 324 a plate margin single, 325 reperfed, 326-7 appear regummed, fresh and chiefly appearing fine-very fine. (Sc. 323-27, $770)Mint H/NH

United States: Washington-Franklin Issues $1.00 violet brown,striking impression and vivid color, hinge remnant and some gum disturbance, attractive and very fine. (Sc. 342, $450)Mint H

United States: Washington-Franklin Issues 1c green guide line pair,never hinged, fresh color, select centering, scarce and very fine; with 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates. (Sc. 348, $650)Mint NH

United States: Washington-Franklin Issues 1c green,never hinged, jumbo margins, bright color, trace of offset on gum, an exceptional stamp of superior quality, extremely fine; with 2000 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 405)Mint NH

United States: Washington-Franklin Issues 20c ultramarine,never hinged, rich shade, lovely centering, very fine; with 2004 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 419, $400)Mint NH

United States: Washington-Franklin Issues $5.00 deep green and black,never hinged, bright shade, with vertical center line visible at right, very fine. (Sc. 524, $340)Mint NH

United States: 1922 & Later Issues 2c White Plains souvenir sheet,never hinged, typical gum creasing as often seen, some light offset on gum, else very fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. 630, $500)Mint NH

United States: 1922 & Later Issues 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet,never hinged, fresh color, detailed impression, some typical light gum creasing, centered very fine. (Sc. 630, $500)Mint NH

United States: 2013 "Non-Inverted Jenny" Error Sheet 2013, $2.00 red & blue Inverted Jenny souvenir sheet, Non-Inverted Variety,self-adhesive pane of six, exceptionally fresh, with selvage illustrations depicting the National Postal Museum, pioneer aviator Reuben H. Fleet, and a route map of the first regular air mail service, the reverse of sheet with history of the Inverted Jenny, identifying this as being the middle of a pane of six, accompanied by souvenir sheet of six showing the $2.00 Jenny inverted, with collateral material including; printed note reading in part “Congratulations! You h...

United States: Air Post 6c orange Curtiss Jenny, top margin plate #9155 pair,hinged in selvedge, slightly touching one stamp, the other never hinged, well-centered, very fine. (Sc. C1, $165 as singles)Mint H

United States: Air Post 16c green Air Post,tied to cover by New York NY. Madison Sq. Sta machine cancel (15 Jul), on first fight cover to Washington D.C., Madison Square corner card, fine. (Sc. C2, $800)Cover

United States: Air Post 24c carmine rose & blue Curtiss Jenny,lightly hinged, deep color, fresh and extremely fine; with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Sup 95. (Sc. C3, SMQ $300)Mint H

United States: Air Post 24c carmine rose & blue Curtiss Jenny,group of three, hinged, showing various positions of the Jenny, including one quite low (it with hinge remnant), overall fresh color and chiefly fine-very fine. (Sc. C3, $195 as normal singles)Mint H

United States: Air Post 24c carmine rose & blue Air Post,center line block of four, three stamps hinged, showing the "low flying Jenny" variety with the vignette significantly shifted downward, choice centering, visually striking, very fine. (Sc. C3var)Mint H

United States: Air Post 16c dark blue Air Post,used, with light cancellation, exceptional centering, extremely fine; with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Sup 95). (Sc. C5, SMQ $225)Used

United States: Air Post 65c green Graf Zeppelin,never hinged, superbly-centered, exceptional rich color, a stunning example for a collector seeking outstanding quality, extremely fine; with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded "100". (Sc. C5, SMQ $225)Mint NH

United States: Air Post 65c to $2.60 Graf Zeppelin,used, well-centered, pleasing color, a lovely set of this popular issue, very fine. (Sc. C13-15, $1,050)Used

United States: Air Post 65c to $2.60 Graf Zeppelin,used, with matching Varick St. Sta NY APR 30 1930 machine cancels, the 65c and $2.60 showing portion of violet triangular Graf Zeppelin flight cachet, select centering, a pleasing set, very fine. (Sc. C14-16, $1,050)Used

United States: Special Delivery 10c orange Special Delivery,hinge remnant, superior centering, strong color, very fine. (Sc. E3, $300)Mint H

United States: Postage Dues 5c pale brown Postage Due,hinged, toned original gum, centered a tad to the top, good color, fine. (Sc. J4, $800)Mint H

United States: Postage Dues 50c carmine lake Postage Due,deep shade, well-centered on fresh paper, a nice example of this key value, fine-very fine. (Sc. J58, $1,700)Mint H

United States: Offices in China 2c on 1c green to $2 on $1 violet brown,hinged, good color, some gum glazing from mounts, with 2c on 1c and 4c on 2c locally-surcharged issues, hinged , a useful and desirable group, chiefly fine-very fine. (Sc. K1-18, $2,110)Mint H

United States: Officials 10c dark green Department of State,hinged original gum, lovely deep shade, some green offset on gum, fresh and very fine; with 1993 P.F. certificate. (Sc. O62, $250)Mint H

United States: Officials 90c dark green Department of State,part (disturbed) original gum, pleasing bright color, fine-very fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. O67, $1,100)Mint H

United States: Officials $2.00 green & black Department of State,original gum, hinge remnant, detailed impression, a nice example of this difficult stamp, fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate. (Sc. O68, $1,800)Mint H

United States: Officials 30c brown Treasury,original gum, very lightly hinged, rich deep shade, precise impression, a pretty stamp, fine-very fine. (Sc. O81, $400)Mint H

United States: Newspaper & Periodical Stamps $48 yellow-brown Newspaper,toned original gum, hinged, delicate shade, fine. (Sc. PR78, $900)Mint H

United States: Newspaper & Periodical Stamps 72c carmine Newspaper,hinged original gum, deep rich shade, well-centered, a scarce example, fine-very fine; with 2020 P.F. certificate. (Sc. PR87, $550)Mint H

United States: Parcel Post 20c carmine rose Parcel Post,block of nine with sheet margin at left, original gum with slight red offset, deep shade, upper right stamp with thin at corner, an extremely scarce and visually-appealing block, fine-very fine. (Sc. Q8, $990 as singles)Block

United States: Carriers & Locals Boyd's City Express, New York, N.Y., 2c green on glazed paperclear to full margins, red "FREE" cancel, rectangular "BOYD'S CITY / EXPRESS POST / SEP 17 3 OC" datestamp beside, to a firm of local merchants, September 1844 docketing inside fold, some surface abrasions to stamp, a scarce example of this first issue of Boyd's Express, one of eighteen recorded examples, fine; ex Kuphal. (Sc. 20L1, $4,000)Cover

United States: Hunting Permit Stamps $1.00 Blue,fresh appearance, choice centering, almost imperceptibly hinged, very fine. (Sc. RW1, $300)Mint H

United States: Encased Postage Encased Postage, Ayer's Sarsaparilla, 10c green, Medium "Ayer's",stamp with rich shade, the case with deep color, intact mica with some trivial scratches, a scarce and attractive example, very fine. (Sc. EP17, $850)

United States: Confederate States 1918, August Dietz facsimile Die Proofs,complete set of twenty printed in advance for his famed 1929 publication "The Postal Service of the Confederate States of America", includes enlarged examples of every general Confederate issue, as well as a Liberty Head essay, in the original envelope (faulty) but uncommon as such, a useful research

United States: Postal History Oil City "Barrel", cancels 3c rose (Sc. 65), on cover postmarked Oil City (Nov 13), to New York City, small repaired tear at upper margin and vertical filing folds at left, some toning to stamp, nevertheless a fine example of this rare and desirable fancy cancel.Cover

United States: Postal History 1910, hand-drawn bi-plane postal stationery card,postmarked with Boston, Massachusetts flag cancel (20 Sep), with birds at lower left and "Come Fly With Me" at upper right, to Bristol, Connecticut, trivial discoloration strip at bottom, a well-executed and pleasing card, ideal for the aviation enthusiastCover

United States: Postal History 1920s-on, Orville Wright postal history group,with three items, 2c International Civil Aeronautics commemorative on cover, tied by KITTY HAWK PM DEC 17 1928 CDS, bearing Twenty Fifth Anniversary / First Flight / Made by the Wright Bros / At / Kitty Hawk NC DEC 17 1908, cachet, signed ORVILLE WRIGHT in ink at upper left, with AIRPEX III Dayton Ohio cover Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the First Sustained Power Flight, signed by Wright's nephew Horace A Wright, and period real photo postcard depicting the Wright Brothers biplane in flight, scarce and very f...

United States: Postal History 1925-35, Airships Macon, Los Angeles, and Akron flight groupof twelve covers, including 1925 Airship Los Angeles Lakehurst to Puerto Rico flight with cachet, 1935 U.S.S. Macon "In Memoriam" covers, six examples with different postmarks, 1935 U.S.S. Macon Arrival, Lakehurst, with Ullman cachet, 1935 U.S.S. Hello Macon! Santa Barbara Ullman cachet, and three U.S.S. Akron covers, a few small faults, and overall fine and useful group.Cover

United States: Postal History 1928, Graf Zeppelin Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen Flight,five covers, each with "First Flight Airmail / via Graf Zeppelin / United States - Germany / Oct 28 1928" violet confirmation cachet, four to Germany, one to Switzerland, a lovely array of multiple frankings, a few with light wrinkles or corner creases, attractive and chiefly fine. (Frost 127-7Aa, Sieger 22B)Cover

United States: Postal History 1928/30, Byrd Antarctic Expedition postal history group,with eight items, including 1928 letter on Byrd Antarctic Expedition letterhead, sending Christmas greetings, signed by the Captain of the S.S. Eleanor Bolling, 1929 Christmas Card from Richard Konter on board the Auxiliary Barque "City of New York", two 1930 covers with multiple handstamped cachets including from the "City of New York", one with contents signed by Konter, 1930 covers postmarked S.S. Eleanor Bolling (2) and S.S. City of New York (2), also a group of modern reprinted black and white photograp...

United States: Postal History 1929, Graf Zeppelin "Round the World" Flight,with United States multi-franking, including 13c Harrison plate block of eight, postmarked New York, with German "Weltrundfahrt" confirmation cachet, signed "Ernst A. Lehmann" in blue ink, Friedrichshafen arrival backstamp, uncommon with German flight cachet, attractive and fine. Captain Ernst August Lehmann was second-in-command of LZ 126 on the first nonstop transatlantic flight to America, and served as commanding officer on more than one hundred flights of the Graf Zeppelin; he was a victim of the Hindenburg disaste...

United States: Postal History 1929, Graf Zeppelin "Round the World" Flight,five covers, with three carried from Los Angeles to Lakehurst, and two from Lakehurst to Lakehurst, each with violet "First Round the World Flight" confirmation cachet and green Lakehurst (Aug 29) arrival backstamps, one assessed postage due, interesting mix of frankings, a few small faults, mostly fine.Cover

United States: Postal History 1929, Hubert Wilkins Antarctic Flight cover,franked with 1d Falkland Islands tied by Port Stanley (29 OC) c.d.s., green "Wilkins Antarctic Expedition / Deception Island" cachet, flown on the Antarctic flight and additionally carried on the Wilkins-Ellsworth Trans-Arctic Submarine Expedition, franked with U.S.A. 2c Washington coil and Great Britain 1&1/2d King George V, with corresponding cachet and scarce straight-line "NEW YORK TO NORTH POLE" handstamped, additionally signed by both Hubert Wilkins and pilot Carl Ben Eielson, trace of paper clip mark at upper left...

United States: Postal History 1930, Europe-Pan American Flight real photo postcardof the Graf Zeppelin in flight, franked on photo side with 65c Graf Zeppelin (Sc. C13), tied by Lakehurst flag cancel, dual USA and German flight cachets on reverse, Friedrichshafen receiver (Jun 6), some light toning, else fine.Cover

United States: Postal History 1930, Graf Zeppelin Europe-Pan American Flight cover,franked with 65c and $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C14), each tied by New York duplex (31 May), dual violet "FIRST EUROPE PAN-AMERICA / ROUND FLIGHT" and German "Sudamerikafahrt 1930" confirmation cachets, to Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen (6 Jun) arrival backstamp, very fine.Cover

United States: Postal History 1930, Graf Zeppelin Europe-Pan American Flight cover,franked with $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, tied by New York machine cancel (24 Apr), endorsed "via Friedrichshafen and Graf Zeppelin to Lakehurst," dual USA and German flight confirmation cachets, Lakehurst Zeppelin backstamp (31 May), trivial edge wrinkling, fine. Cover

United States: Postal History 1930, Graf Zeppelin Europe-Pan American Flight cover,franked with $1.30 Graf Zeppelin, tied by New York duplex (22 May), dual-USA and German flight confirmation cachet, Friedrichshafen arrival (6 Jun) and New York Graf Zeppelin (18 Jun) backstamps, trivial edge wrinkling, fine. (Sc. C14)Cover

United States: Postal History 1930, Graf Zeppelin Europe-Pan American Flight group,of two covers and one card, each franked with one of 65c, $1.30, and $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, postmarked between 29 April and 30 May, each with dual USA and German flight cachet, the $1.30 example on cover to Sweden, chiefly fine-very fine, a desirable group of this popular set of Zeppelin Air Posts. (Sc. C13-15)Cover

United States: Postal History 1930, Graf Zeppelin South America Flight cover,franked with 65c, $1.30, and $2.60 set of three Graf Zeppelin Air Post, tied by New York (30 Apr) machine cancel, dual USA and German confirmation cachets, with violet circular "This Article Made the Complete Round Trip / Via Graf Zeppelin" handstamp, green New York / Graf Zeppelin (18 Jun) backstamp, a few bent perfs to stamps from being affixed near top of cover, else a fine and scarce usage.Cover

United States: Postal History 1931, Wilkins-Ellsworth Trans-Arctic Submarine Expedition covthree covers, each franked with 2c Washington and 1&1/2c King George V issue of Great Britain, all postmarked in New York on May 8 and bearing violet handstamped Expedition cachets, also with letter on Expedition letterhead, signed Hubert Wilkins, advising the recipient that ""I have no pictures of the "Nautilus", and suggesting that one be found from a newspaper, attractive and fine.Cover

United States: Postal History 1933, Century of Progress Graf Zeppelin Flight cover,franked with 50c (C18) block of four, with plate inscription (separated from block), cancelled New York (4 Oct), endorsed "via Graf Zeppelin from Friedrichshafen" in manuscript, dual German and USA flight confirmation cachets, Friedrichshafen (2 Nov) and New York (18 Nov) backstamps, a cover with tremendous eye-appeal. (Mi. 355C)Cover

United States: Postal History 1933, Century of Progress Graf Zeppelin Flight group,of eleven covers, all franked with 50c green (Sc. C18), and bearing appropriate handstamped flight cachet, with Miami to Chicago (2), Akron to Chicago, Friedrichshafen to Chicago (dual USA/German cachet), Chicago to Friedrichshafen (3, one with some wrinkling), Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro (some ink running) Akron to Seville, Spain, Friedrichshafen to Pernambuco, and Miami to Akron, with three commemorative covers related to the event, an attractive assembly, most very fine.Cover

United States: Postal History 1934/1947, Byrd Antarctic & 1946-7 South Pole Expedition group,with fifteen items, all but two from the Byrd Expedition II, note several different printed cachets, five with "This letter has been delayed for one year / because of difficulties in transportation / at Little America, Antarctica" handstamps, one with scarce Hacker cachet (ex-Skowron), letter from Donald Shook to Mr. Perry Solomon thanking him for the display of covers loaned to the Byrd Booth at the 1934 New York National Stamp Exhibition, 1947 "Operation Highjump" South Pole Expedition cover signed b...

United States: Postal History 1935, Byrd Antarctic Expedition II Tin Can Mail Cover to Tongafranked with pair of 3c Byrd, overpaying the 5c rate for surface/boat mail of 1oz or less, handstamped with blue "A Century of Progress / From Chicago to Little America / 1933 -1935" cachet and "Byrd Antarctic Expedition II" Second Cancellation Mail official cachet, Niuafoou c.d.s. on front, San Francisco (25 MR) and Nukualofa, Tonga (28 AP) backstamps, some light wrinkling, scarce and fine.Cover

United States: Postal History 1935, Byrd Antarctic Expedition II to Little America,set of five oversized covers, each franked with block of four 3c Byrd Antarctic Expedition II and 8c Air Mail, tied by "Little America / Antarctica / JAN 30 1935" datestamp, each with Byrd Antarctic Expedition II /Little America, Antarctica / Second Cancellation Mail cachets, each carried on one of exploration flights one through five, with corresponding marking denoting latitude and longitude, each also signed "R.E. Byrd" in black ink, handstamped dates of November 15, 16, 19, 22, and 23, and each with San Fran...

United States: Postal History 1936, Byrd Antarctic Expedition II, Postmaster General Farley’s letter to Lt. R.A.J. English,thanking him for his letter postmarked on January 30, 1935, at Little America, with interesting contents noting: "this letter was transmitted to me by Mr. Donald G. Shook, who states that it was recently discovered in the supplies of the Expedition after its return to the United States," a fascinating and important letter pertaining to the philatelic history of this famed Expedition.Cover

United States: Postal History 1957, Operation Deep Freeze Antarctic Expedition postal history collection,with eighteen covers/cards, most signed by individuals associated with the Expedition, and showing various cancellations as well as printed and handstamped cachets, note two signed by Dr. Paul Siple, leader of the first wintering party at the South Pole, another signed by American Eagle Scout Richard Chappell who was selected as a junior scientific assistant to the Expedition, another signed by R.L. Cameron, who led the traverse party on board the USCGC Burton Island, one signed by Miss Pa...

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera Solomon Andrews, airship inventor, manuscript letter signed,to the firm of C. Schrack & Co of Philadelphia, datelined Perth Amboy, Jan 19th 1863, regarding balloon varnishing, and making reference to fellow pioneer balloonist John Wise having purchased material from their firm, signed "S. Andrews” in ink, a significant letter from an important figure in the history of aviation; Solomon Andrews, a medical doctor and three-time Mayor of Perth-Amboy, first flew his airship "Aereon" - which had three 80 foot balloons - in 1863. He later offered it...

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera Floyd Bennett & Bernt Balchen, signed cover,to Mr. Theo Howard of Winnipeg, unfranked, signed "Floyd Bennett" and "Bernt Balchen" in black ink at upper left, with additional note on black-bordered mourning notepaper, signed by Bennett's wife, replying to an inquiry for her husband's autograph following his death, noting that "needless to say, the letter did not reach him," accompanied by a further signed 1934 memorial cover cancelled on board the Navy Receiving Ship at Floyd Bennett Field in New York, a lovely quality group; Floyd was the pil...

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera Glenn Curtiss, 1898 signed cheque,Farmers and Mechanics Bank, Bath New York, cheque dated Sept 28 1898, signed G.H. Curtiss at lower right, typical filing folds, fine, an early Curtiss autograph, signed when he was only twenty years old, three years before he began manufacturing motorcycles, and six years before his Curtiss 9 HP-V twin motor engine would power the first successful dirigible in America, the California Arrow.

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera Amelia Earhart, typed letter signed,in black ink, on her letterhead, to Miss Hyacinthe Lambart at the Canadian Flying Club Association. In the letter, Earhart discusses the importance of encouraging female aviators, writing: "I believe that it is advantageous to organize informally even a few women pilots rather than wait until a larger number have their licenses. Very often the joining together has the effect of increasing interest generally.  I have just returned from several more weeks of lecturing and have not yet had the opportunity of re...

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera R.A.J. English (Lieutenant), 1935 typed letter & delayed mailto Mr. J.F. Welsh at the U.S. Navy Yard, Brooklyn, hand-written on Byrd Antarctic Expedition II letterhead, datelined "S.S. Bear of Oakland, Bay of Whales, Antarctica, 30 January 1935," sending greetings "from the bottom of the world", with original Byrd Expedition envelope, franked but uncancelled, with handstamped Bear of Oakland cachet, also with typed letter from Donald G. Shook to J.F. Welsh, noting that the enclosed letter was discovered among the supplies of the Byrd Antarct...

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera R.A.J. English (Lieutenant), 1935 typed letter to Commander A.M. Penn,hand-written on Byrd Antarctic Expedition II letterhead, datelined "S.S. Bear of Oakland, Bay of Whales, Antarctica, 30 January, 1935", with exceptional content; Lieutenant English writes "Warm greetings from the frigid desolation at the bottom of the world! The "Bear of Oakland" has been here since the 19th and the "Jacob Ruppert" since last Saturday, but continuous gales and unstable ice have prevented the latter ship from mooring. My command is engaged in the operation of...

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera Charles Lindbergh, signed Rideau Club menu,printed on thick card, dated July 3, 1927, signed CHARLES LINDBERGH in ink, small tear at centre, else fine and scarce. In honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation, Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King invited “Lucky Lindy” to lead a flypast over the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. Thousands gathered to catch a glimpse of the heroic pilot, while five hundred police and militia waited at the airfield. Tragedy struck when, upon descent, one of Lindbergh’s escort pilots, Lt. Thad Johnson, was kil...

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing Presidential porof seven, approximately 6"x 8", depicting Presidents Washington, Jackson, Madison, Lincoln, Taylor, Van Buren, and Kennedy, the latter signed "R.M. Bower / 1961" in pencil, a lovely group.

United States: Autographs, Manuscripts, & Ephemera United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing Presidental portapproximately 10.75" x 14.9", most sunk on thick card, with Eisenhower, Coolidge, F.D.R., Grant, Harding, Hoover, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lincoln, McKinley, Taft, Truman, Washington, and Wilson, the Eisenhower, Kennedy and Truman engravings signed in pencil "Chas A. Brooks" and dated 1947, 1953 and 1961, some with negligible edge toning, an attractive group. Charles A. Brooks was a prolific engraver, who joined the B.E.P. in 1938, serving until his retirement in 1966, with the exception...

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, 1851-1996 powerful mint collection,in five SAFE hingeless albums, many useful items noting 1851 1c and 3c unused, good run of 1857 Issues with 1c through 30c values mint or without gum (12c heavily toned, 24c toned gum and a few toned perfs), 1861-6 Issues 1c blue through 24c (most unused, a few appear o.g., the odd toned perf), 1869 Issues with 1c. through 3c mint, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues 1c to 6c, 10c, 12c, 24c, 30c (a few unused), 1875 5c blue, 1882-8 1c through 5c mint (2c red brown. appears never hinged), 1890-93 Issues 1c throug...

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, 1859-68 group of used with certificates,generally attractive but with some form of fault or repair, including Sc. 22 reperforated at right, 29 sound used but with black ink smudge, 67 with lovely appearance but closed tear at upper right and short perf, 75 superbly-centered with bright color and neatly-struck San Francisco cogwheel cancel, but with faults including corner repair and light horizontal crease, and 97 with small tear above "OS" of "Postage", a generally visually-pleasing and fine-appearing group, each with P.F. certificate...

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, 1940s-60s signed plate block group,of eleven, with 2c Liberty, 4c George Norris, 8c Pershing, 3c Minnesota Statehood, 4c Naval Aviation, 4c Wisconsin Workmen's Compensation Law, 3c Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 3c Polio, 3c Horticulture, 3c Eastman, and 4c James Naismith, almost all with three signatures of the issue's designers and engravers, including Robert Jones, Mathew Fenton, Charles Brooks, George Payne, Richard Bower, Victor McCloskey Jr, and others, attractive and chiefly very fine.

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, 1950s-70s plate block collection,likely over a thousand glassines organized by Scott number, with representation of issues mostly from 1958 Gunston Hall to 1974 Sleepy Hollow, an ideal lot for the plate number enthusiast, some duplication of numbers as expected, but a useful accumulation, chiefly fine-very fine.

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, 1970s-2000s new issue accumulation,filling a large carton, almost all in their original post office packaging, predominantly blocks, panes, and souvenir sheets, though note a few 1970s Year Sets, postal card packages, etc, most appears to be 1990s/2000s era, noting popular items such as Legends of American Music, Looney Tunes, Celebrate the Century, Legends Of Hollywood, Nature of America, and more, face value almost certainly exceeds $1,500, chiefly very fine.

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, 1980s-2000s mint hoard,with hundreds of souvenir sheets, panes, etc, with duplication (note roughly 100 Pacific ’97 souvenir sheets), as well as myriad singles, blocks, self-adhesve coil strips, many popular items such as Legends of Hollywood, Comic Strip Classics, Civil War, Legends of the West, Popular Singers, Vintage Circus Posters, Star Wars, etc, significant face value with likely over $2,500 in the panes and souvenir sheets alone, an excellent lot of useful denominations, worthy of closer examination, chiefly very fine.

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, carton with postmark interest,several binders with an emphasis on 1990s/early 2000s cancellations, a great many postmarks on souvenir sheets including issues such as Legends of the West, Civil War, Comic Strip Classics, etc, a few albums and stockbooks of mostly mid-to-late twentieth century singles with c.d.s. cancels, one album of unused blocks of similar vintage, etc, an ideal lot for the cancellation enthusiast, particularly one seeking more modern material, varied condition, chiefly fine.

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, collector’s mint hoard,mostly 1950s-70s and denominated 10c and under, with several hundred complete panes loose or in sheet folders, in addition to many thousands of loose stamps from singles to large multiples, these filling to the brim a 12x12x7” box, as well roughly a couple dozen rolls of partial coils, and two small boxes and two large file drawers filled with thousands of plate blocks sorted into glassines, most 1940s-1950s era, a trove of material for the patient collector, some faults from storage, and a modest number of bloc...

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, mostly used dealer stock,with likely over 600 102/104 cards, many containing more than one stamp, filling a 14” “red box”, appears organized but not identified or catalogued, strongest in late nineteenth/early twentieth century material, including lower-denomination Bank Note Issues, Columbians, Trans-Mississippi, some Washington-Franklins, Prexies, precancels, back-of-the-book including airmails and special delivery as well as interesting revenues, wine stamps, etc, condition mixed, mostly fine, with some faults to be expected, useful...

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States valuable Air Post collection,hinged on quadrille pages, noting C1-C3 mint and used (two sets), C1 and C2 used blocks of four, C2 mint block of four, C2 arrow block of four, C3 arrow block C4-6 mint and used, C4-6 mint blocks of four, C4 plate block of four (gum bend but appears never hinged), C11 plate strip of four, C13 and C14 used and centered very fine , C18 used (3, one with first day cancellation) C25 vertical margin pair with "R.F." overprint cancelled aborad French Battleship "Richelieu" with matching c.d.s., various others most...

United States: Stamp Collections & Balances United States, Special Delivery collection,mint and used, some in multiple examples, hinged on quadrille pages, with E1 mint (2) and used (1), E2 mint (2) and used (1), E3 mint (2) and used (2), E6/8 14 examples in multiple shades, appears complete to E21, most both mint and used examples, some multiples of each, a worthwhile group, chiefly fine-very fine.

United States: Postal History Collections & Balances United States, 1918/1939, Aviation postal history group,with many better, noting 1918 real photo postcard depicting soldiers surrounding a biplane, postmarked in West Lafayette, Indiana; Boston First Landing in the United States of World Flyers machine cancellation on uprated postal stationery card; unusual 1927 10c Lindbergh (C10) first day cancellation on 2c Canadian postal stationery cover; 1927 10c on 1c postal stationery card carried on the first flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii, addressed to Governor Farrington, endorsed "...

United States: Postal History Collections & Balances United States, 1921/35, aviation postal history group,with eight items, noting 1921 2c rate cover from Santa Clara CA to Richmond VA with manuscript "Aerial Mail" endorsement, 1925 cover to Lucca, Italy with uncommon blue boxed "Air Mail / London to Continent" handstamp, 1928 C.A.M. 9 special flight from Milwaukee to Chicago on commemorative postcard for German-Irish Flyers, 1929 F.A.M.-9 first flight cover to Santiago, Chile, and others, typical small creases and edge faults, an interesting group.

United States: Postal History Collections & Balances United States, Commander Richard Byrd historic polar flightshighlighting the accomplishments of the historic pioneer aviator, noting 1926 Norwegian cover postmarked King's Bay 9.V.26 and NY-Alsund, signed "R.E. Byrd" in black ink, a scarce and desirable flown cover postmarked at the point of departure on the day of the historic flight; three covers postmarked 30 Jan 1935 at Little America, Antarctic, each with the Byrd Antarctic Exhibition II - Second Cancellation Mail cachet; four black and white photographs, three depicting the Josephine F...

United States: Postal History Collections & Balances United States, first day cover collection,in seven binders, the earliest being a 1928 Lexington-Concord (tone spots), a good run through the early 1950s, with some nice World War II patriotic cachets, over 300 United States, with a few dozen United Nations and foreign items included, pages with foxing due to storage affecting many covers, many only slightly, careful inspection warranted.

United States: Postal History Collections & Balances United States, machine cancel postal history collection,in three spring-back albums, approximately 200 cards and covers, most late nineteenth and early twentieth century, note early patent defacing cancel from the late 1860s, a few unlisted 1870s with framed barred oval cancellation, selection of early Leavitt cancels, and many more of Doremus, Pneumatic, Columbia, Universal, and other cancellations, varied condition, chiefly fine.

United States: Postal History Collections & Balance United States, mint postal stationery collection,in four Scott Specialty albums, cut squares beginning with U9/10, partially-filled to 1890s then high-degree of completion to early 1920s, postal cards beginning with UX3 and UX5, well-filled for the available spaces from there on, missing only scarcer examples such as UX34/5, near-complete to early 1990s for basic issues, though more sparse for back-of-the-book items, a nice collection for expansion, chiefly bright and fresh throughout.

United States: Postal History Collections & Balances United States, postal history collection,in eleven albums, with over 800 covers and cards, including stampless and Bank Note issues, good group of WWI and WWII military, some better with 1898 “Remember the Maine” and Civil War Washington patriotic cover (both faulty) early twentieth century advertising including cigars, bakers, coffee, hotels, further WWII with patriotic and selection of censored Prexie covers to Australia, two albums of 1920s/30s first flights/balloon flights/air meet cachets, one volume of mint/used postal cards, a diverse...

United States: Postal History Collections & Balances United States, World War II Pacific Campaign military postal history collectionin five cover albums and some loose, over five hundred covers, with mostly non-philatelic APO and naval covers from Pacific Campaigns, note a great variety of censor markings as well as some Australian-franked APO covers, virtually all addressed to Australia, noting examples sent from New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan, Australia, and the New Hebrides, with some with other interesting attributes including patriotic, registered...

Stamp Collections & Balances Austria early twentieth century stamp hoard,half-filling a bankers box, thousands upon thousands of stamps in multiples, sheets and part-sheets, both perforated and imperforate, largely late 1910s, many being Mercury Newspaper stamps, 1920-21 Arms Issues, 1922-4 Symbols of Agriculture and Symbols of Labor & Industry, significant duplication and condition issues throughout, with tears, creases, some sheets curled due to storage, etc, yet a massive accumulation requiring careful inspection, offered with a few small boxes filled with mostly used stamps from the same...

Stamp Collections & Balances British Commonwealth 1935 Silver Jubilee & 1937 Coronation Omin mounts on album pages, both appear complete, save the Silver Jubilee missing British Forces in Egypt, a spot-checked found chiefly lightly hinged examples, fresh and bright colors and most nicely-centered, a desirable collection of these ever-popular issues, chiefly very fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances British Commonwealth 1948 Silver Wedding Omnibus collection,

Stamp Collections & Balances British Commonwealth 1948 Silver Wedding Omnibus,with a high degree of completion, note scarcer Hong Kong set, most appear hinged though some in individual mounts may be n.h., a quite comprehensive assembly, fresh and chiefly very fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances British Commonwealth Omnibus issues collections,with what appears to be near-complete runs including used 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1948 UPU series on quadrille pages, 1937 Coronation mint on Scott pages, 1945-6 Victory complete per Scott pages save for Canada Special Delivery issue, a useful group needing only a little effort for completion, chiefly fine-very fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances Great Britain & Commonwealth Royalty topicalsbeginning with a three-volume “Royal Events” mint collection in matching padded albums, including “40th Wedding Anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH The Duke of Edinburgh”, “40th Anniversary of the Acccession”, “Golden Wedding” anniversary on Stanley Gibbons pages, “The Life & Times of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother”, etc, these appearing fresh and complete for the available spaces, accompanying large stockbook with similar thematic material from throughout the Commonwealth, including booklets and sou...

Stamp Collections & Balances Canada 1851-1953 valuable mint and used collection,in three stockbooks, with many difficult items, with highlights including 1851 Issues, used, with 3d (good margins but with tear at bottom), 1857 four 3d in varying shades, two with nicely-struck four-ring numeral cancels, 1/2d rose with mostly large margins, 1859 1c rose with eight examples, several with readable numeral cancels, one appearing unused, 5c vermilion, ten used examples, one with imprint, and most others with four-ring numeral cancels, 10c red lilac used, 12&1/2c with dated cancel, two used 17c blue,...

Stamp Collections & Balances Canada 1912-39 “Large OHMS” Perforated Officials advanced used collection, prepared by a specialist, showing a high degree of completion, missing few for completion, note 1c - $1 Admirals including thin paper examples, 1927 Confederation & Historical series complete, 1928 Scroll Issue complete, 1930 Arch/Leaf Issue complete, 1932 Imperial Economic Conference complete, 1932 Medallion Issue complete, 1933/34 commemoratives with 5c UPU, 20c Grain Exhibition, 10c Loyalists, and 2c New Brunswick, 1935 Silver Jubilee complete, 1935 Pictorial Issue complete, 1937 Mufti mi...

Stamp Collections & Balances Canada King George VI to QEII booklet collection,1937 King George VI Mufti, through to the QEII Cameo series, over 140 booklets, with many better noting BK28g, BK30d, BK31e, BK31g, BK34d, BK37a, BK41b, BK41c, etc, some minor duplication, a few with trivial wear to booklets, a valuable group, chiefly fine-very fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances China, Republic & People’s Republic carton of collection balancemint and used, filling eight stockbooks, two red dealer boxes and some loose pages, strongest in Republic of China and P.R.C. to 1950s including surcharges/overprints on Dragons and Martyrs issues, noting some Inner Mongolia, North China, Shanghai and Nanking, Manchuria, Sinkiang, Northeastern Provinces, etc, the examples in red boxes sorted into 102 cards to be prepared for sale, one stockbook of over eighty covers, some FDCs but much being commercial, typically from the latter half of the twentieth c...

Stamp Collections & Balances Republic of China postal history group,of twelve covers, most late 1930s/early 1940s to New Brunswick, Canada, with one postage due and four censored (one also registered), two 1940s to the United States, with Sun Yat-sen frankings, ex-Roosevelt with H.R. Harmer backstamps, note multiple examples from Penghsien, one censored to Canada and sent via Chungking and Tonkin, a useful group with various rates/frankings, some with faults, chiefly fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances France 1840s-1930s mostly used collection,in mounts in Yvert & Tellier album, moderately-filled to the 1930s, beginning with 20c and 25c 1849-50 Ceres, selection of 1853-60 Napoleon III, several being four-margin examples, 1860s/70s perforated issues including some neatly-struck c.d.s. or numeral cancels, more comprehensively-filled beginning with the Peace & Commerce issues, including various colour shades, useful Type Blanc, Merson, and Sower issues, some useful 1930s incuding 1936 10fr Air Post, glassines of unsorted including imperforate postages dues, some St....

Stamp Collections & Balances French Colonies 19th century used collection,impressive in its depth, with many better items, noting Alexandria forerunners as well as Sc. 1-15 with shade varieties, Algeria forerunners, Anjouan 1892-97 set missing only the 45c value, 1892 Benin overprints and good selection of 1893 issues, including 1/14, missing only the 75c for completion, 1894 set complete, French Congo with #2, 3, 11, 13, 15, and 17, and scarce 10c postage due, Somali Coast with good imperforates, Diego-Suarez #1-5 and #6-9, 1892 series missing only the 1fr, 1893 series complete, strong postag...

Stamp Collections & Balances French Offices in China & Indo-China collection,in mounts on well-filled album pages, mostly used, beginning with good representation of 1894-1900 overprints, #13 used, comprehensive 1902/5 overprints with #43 and #44 used, Annam & Tonkin with a few 1888 surcharge issues, Canton 1901 overprints less #2A and 14, #48-64 complete mixed mint and used, good Hoi-Hao, Indo-China appears complete from 1920s through 1940s, Kuang-Tcheou 1-16 mixed mint and used, Mongtsu #33-50 mint, Pakhoi #17-33, mint except #32, much more value in the balance, varying condition, with many...

Stamp Collections & Balances Germany mint & used dealer stock,in two counter books, much of the value in mint early West Germany, including Post Horn overprints, with some highlights from prior eras, noting (mint hinged, unless otherwise noted) Sc #C36 (used), C45, 391-7, 586B, 593E, 667-8, 686, 693, 695, 698-701, 702-21 (715 and 721 used), 755-61, 9N27 (used), 9N42-60 (mix of mint and used) etc, the odd small fault to be expected but chiefly fresh and fine-very fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances Great Britain substantial booklet collectionof many hundreds of apparently different housed in two boxes, many identified in glassines or auction lot cards, but also many modern which are not identified, includes some early issues with George V S.G. #BB28 (3), Edward VII with BC2 (8), BC3 (3) and BC4 (2), George VI including BD1, BD3, BD18 (4), BD19 (4), BD28, BD31 (2) and BD32, the duplication being for different editions, the rest are QEII with issues to very recent times, including a substantial holding of Wilding and Machin issues, here we spotted some good gra...

Stamp Collections & Balances Great Britain Victoria-QEII mint & used collection,used unless otherwise noted, highlights include two three-margin Penny Blacks, 1847 1/- pale green (margins touching or into design), three 1867 5/- rose in various shades, two 1883 2/6d lilac, two 1884 5/- carmine rose, 1884 10/- ultramarine, 1884 £1 brown violet (a few small stains), useful group of mint/used 1912-3 King George V, 1939-42 King George VI set never hinged and used, chiefly mint thereafter to early 1960s, some QEII issues in blocks of four, also includes Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Commemorative...

Stamp Collections & Balances Hong Kong & Asia accumulation of collection balances,mint and used, strongest in Hong Kong, with two stockbooks of mostly mid to later twentieth century (one of mint, one of used) and a binder of mint and used, with a few pages of Queen Victoria through King George VI used duplicates with potential postmark interest, duplicate 1990s mint souvenir sheet stock, and over forty covers and cards, some FDCs with the balance mostly 1960s-80s commercial mail to Canada, also notice a few stock pages of twentieth century used Japan, useful French Indo-China from Navigation &...

Stamp Collections & Balances Indian Feudatory States old-time collection,neatly-mounted on over 140 pages, organized by State, mix of mint and used, many hundreds of stamps, noting singles and sets, perforation varieties, shades, better including Travancore O5b inverted overprint, with examples from Alwar, Bamra, Barwani, Bhopal, Bhor, BIjawar, Bundi, Cochin, Dhar, Duttia, Faridkot, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu & Kashmir, Kishangarh, Morvi, Nandagon, Nowanuggur, Orcha, Rajpeepla, Sirmur, Soruth, and Travancore, some likely spurious examples, still an excellent study lot and ideal opportuni...

Stamp Collections & Balances Japan 1952-1976 well-filled mint collection,on White Ace pages in two volumes, showing a high degree of completion for the period, appearing to miss only a handful of single stamps as well as some souvenir sheets/booklets such as the National Parks, a spot-check yielded both hinged and never hinged examples, some better and interesting items including Sc. 611a, fresh and attractive collection ready for expansion, chiefly very fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances Portugal revenue stamp assembly,various hundreds contained in few envelopes, mainly used, commencing from the 19th to mid 20th centuries, also with some colonial examples, as well as three 1886-91 documents, condition varies, viewing essential to best appreciate this interesting lot.

Stamp Collections & Balances South Africa & Area accumulation,with over 200 covers and cards, most World War I through 1950s and addressed to Switzerland or other European destinations, noting censors, registered, real photo postcards, official mail, postage due, advertising, first flights, TB and other labels, myriad colourful frankings, note some South West Africa and Transvaal, varied condition as expected.

Stamp Collections & Balances Sweden postmark study collection,of many hundreds on Hagnar pages, singles and pairs, including coils, predominantly 1910s through 1950s, with a plethora of choice c.d.s cancellations on a range of issues, some faults to be expected as the emphasis was on selection of top quality strikes, a visually appealing assembly, fine-very fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances Switzerland mint & used group of better,most on auction cards from 1960s sales, a couple small folder lots of Officials on album pages, as well as better singles and sets, including (mint unless otherwise noted) Sc. 226 (two examples, hinged), 242, 304-5 (used), B178 (mint and used), C1, C2 (used), C13-14 (used), 1O1-16, 3O83-93, 4O1-21 (used), 4O29-39 (2), 5O1-25, 6O1-8 (3), 7O1-20, and more, a useful group with several desirable items, chiefly fine-very fine

Stamp Collections & Balances United Nations stamp & postal history accumulation,in a large carton, most to early 1980s, with likely over 1,000 covers, most being first days, including the popular Flag Series, but also note first flights, postal stationery, reply coupons, etc, many dozens of envelopes and glassines of unsorted stamps, some in wholesale quantities (note over 100 1967 Chagall souvenir sheets), a few year sets, binder of covers on White Ace pages including two 1955 souvenir sheet FDCs, full panes including 1957 UNEF, UN Day, and WMO, condition varies wildly with some faulty prim...

Stamp Collections & Balances British Commonwealth dealer’s stock,mostly organized and identified in several thousand glassine envelopes, Antigua through Virgin Islands, most 1960s-80s Queen Elizabeth II-era with many of topical interest, including flowers, ships, wildlife, royalty, Churchill, etc, but with some better mint sets on stock cards including Antigua Sc. 77-80 Australia 142-4, Bahamas 116-29, 132-7, British Guiana 205-9, British Honduras 115-26, Canada 56, 57, 99, Grenada 114-23, Newfoundland C13-17, New Zealand 229-41, as well as likely over 100 souvenir sheets, an easy addition to...

Stamp Collections & Balances Worldwide bankers box of albums & collections,with 1950s/60s United Nations White Ace album, Superior album of worldwide, early-mid twentieth century Germany, an interesting old-time album with a focus on the Caribbean and Central and South America, binder of West Germany, useful British Commonwealth album including Victoria through KGVI, noting KGV keyplates of Bermuda, etc, small album of Austria, condition varies significantly, inspection a must, a worthwhile sorting project for the worldwide enthusiast.

Stamp Collections & Balances Worldwide bankers box of collection lots and accumulations,filled to the brim with envelopes, folders, loose album pages, etc, a wide range of material noting Iceland, ships on stamps, German Colonies & Saar on old-time pages, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, some mint mid-twentieth century USA, Bohemia & Moravia including postal history, specialised collection of Winston Churchill topicals, 1930s-60s Liberia collection, 1940s South West Africa large part-sheets, some British Commonwealth on 1960s-era auction lot cards, and an interesting old-time Schaubek abum with us...

Stamp Collections & Balances Worldwide carton of albums and stockbooks,seemingly with a little bit of everything, noting one album of Canada and United States precancels; two interesting old-time Schaubek albums with useful nineteenth century material including Germany, France, Austria, Roman States, etc., several albums well-filled with worldwide collector's duplicates, etc, condition varies from faulty to fine, inspection necessary, hours of sorting enjoyment.

Stamp Collections & Balances Worldwide carton of country collections,with sparsely-filled Minkus Independent Africa, album of Eastern Europe wildlife topicals, shoebox of collector’s unsorted including United States and United Nations first day covers and stationery and mixed worldwide stamps, Belgium 1958 United Nations sheets, partially-filled Minkus Ghana album from late 1950s/early 1960s, etc, condition varies, chiefly fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances Worldwide new issues accumulation,mostly from the early 2000s, including several volumes of Australia annual collections ranging from 1998/2009, China 30th National Best Stamp Popularity Poll album, 2006 Commonwealth Games commemorative album, a few Belgium year sents most appearing from 2010s, over fifty German booklets with over 350 Euros in face value, binder of World Wildlife Fund stamps with much topical interest, a useful group of more recent issues that are not commonly offered, chiefly very fine.

Stamp Collections & Balances Worldwide small carton of collections and accumulations,with strength in Germany, Great Britain, and Latin America, including a Davo hingeless Great Britain album to 1970, mix of mint and used, significant catalogue value, beginning with a Penny Black and 2d Blue, embossed issues (faults, cut to shape), 1897 Jubilee Issue used, including both £1 green and brown Victoria (the latter with an APS certificate noting short perfs and thin), two albums of Germany, one 1872-1944, well-filled from inflation issues to the early 1940s, with some select postmarks, as well as a...

Stamp Collections & Balances Worlwide mint & used auction accumulation,almost all on their original 1960s-era lot cards, with better mint (unless otherwise noted) including United States Sc QE2 plate block of six, an interesting group of $1-$5 1938 Presidential Series with plate blocks, center line blocks, shades, etc, Russia 678-86, C26-8, C28 (used), C37-9 (used), C50-2 (used); Vatican C20-3; Liberia including unusual imperforate multiples, Leeward Islands 115, Malta 14, St. Lucia 95-106, Mauritius 251-65 in n.h. blocks of four, Ecuador C2, C4-5; Canal Zone C15-20; Finland 7 (used, with int...

Postal History Collections & Balances Africa postal history accumulation,with over 500 covers and cards, mostly post-independence examples from former British or French territories, noting Cameroon, Togo, Lesotho, Ghana, South Africa, Rhodesia, Malawi, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zaire, and others, a dizzying array of colourful frankings, many with topical interest, particularly for the bird or wildlife collector, as well as useful studies of rates, note airmail, express, postage due, slogan and town cancels, meters, etc, some philatelic or commemorative items but much is commercial mail addressed to...

Postal History Collections & Balances South America postal history accumulation,with Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, roughly 250 covers and cards, most early to mid twentieth century, noting registered, airmail, censored, advertising mint and used postal stationery, some picture postcards, a few approval cards of stamps, typical mixed condition, but an interesting group, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Asia postal history accumulation,strong in Japan, noting also Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Laos, South Korea, and Bangladesh, over 350 covers and cards, a colourful and diverse array of frankings with topical interest, most mid-twentieth century commercial mail, some first day or first flights, various rates including airmail, registered, book post, solo and multiple as well as official frankings, etc, much to European destinations, varied condition with some small faults, creases, etc, but many fine and interesting items.

Postal History Collections & Balances Asia postal history accumulation,with roughly one hundred pieces of commercial mail, through to the 1990s, though most is mid-twentieth century, a range of countries represented including Japan with early stationery, Philippines, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaya, the Straits Settlements, Singapore, Indonesia, and more, noting a plethora of airmail rates, registered mail, postal stationery, and more, the more recent material with some topical interest, typical mixed condition for commercial correspondence, a useful lot for a rate study.

Postal History Collections & Balances Australia & Dependencies postal history accumulation,over three hundred covers and cards, chiefly Queen Elizabeth II era, some philatelic material as expected but much is commercial, including into the 1980s, note items from New Guinea and Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Ross Dependency, varied condition with some faults, a useful lot for some less-often-seen later twentieth century material.

Postal History Collections & Balances Austria accumulation of covers & cards,much early-mid twentieth century, with over 550 covers in a small carton, note inflation-era, Anschluss, postal stationery covers and cards including Franz Josef Jubilee illustrated and uprated examples, group of 1930s-60s event cancels, registered, airmail, etc, most being commercial usages, varied condition as expected, an exceptional group to study rates and cancellations, with much being fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Austria nineteenth century to World War I postal history stock,upwards of 1,000 covers and cards in two filing boxes, well written-up, sleeved, and priced (most at $10-$20 each), several hundred stampless through to 1918 with myriad postmarks, including military and regimental cancels, roughly 100 with various RPO or TPO markings, a dozen with interesting labels/vignettes, postage dues including some with foreign adhesives, a few hundred further from 1850s/WWI with Vienna cancellations including a tremendous variety of sub post offices, much better conditi...

Postal History Collections & Balances Austria World War I military postal history accumulation,with upwards of seven hundred items, sleeved and written-up for sale (most priced at $10-$15) and organized first numerically by feldpost number, further sorted by Etappenpostamt, Hauptfeldpostamt, and Hungarian Tabori cancels, a wide range of censor markings as well as various regimental handstamps, the odd fault but a generally clean assembly in better quality than often seen, ideal retail stock or as the beginning to a new collection of this field.

Postal History Collections & Balances British Caribbean postal history accumulation,with over three hundred covers and cards, most being King George VI to 1960s, with representation from Bermuda, Bahamas, Gyuana, Montserrat, Jamaica, Barbados, St Vincent, St. Christopher & Anguilla, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, etc, a wide range of interesting material noting a Jamaica ""Y Force"" cover, St. Lucia 1869 folded cover to France, Omnibus Issues including King George V Silver Jubilee, registered, censored mail, village cancels, etc, typical mixed condition with some faults, much being fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Belgium & Luxembourg postal history accumulation,1860s through 1970s, over 270 items, with most being commercial examples from the first half of the twenteith century, strong in early 1900s postal stationery (mostly used), registered, express and other rates, WWI German occupation, airmail, including a small number post-independence Belgian colonies, usual varied condition, a chiefly fine group.

Postal History Collections & Balances Brazil postal history accumulation,of roughly two hundred items, the majority being mid-twentieth century with emphasis on airmail rates and censored covers, a lovely array of frankings, note also a selection of real photo postcards, registered mail, etc, usual wrinkles and small faults for such lots, ideal for further inspection

Postal History Collections & Balances Brazil postal history hoard,over 320 covers and cards, most mid-twentieth century commercial mail, with myriad airmail covers with multiple frankings, noting also censors, postal stationery, meter cancels, much sent to Europe, Switzerland and Germany in particular, typical mixed condition with some creases, roughly opened, etc, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances British Asia postal history assortment,in a small carton, with Hong Kong, Malaya & States (Perak, Penang, Selangor), Singapore, etc, most King George VI and early QEII-era, roughly two hundred covers, noting various rates, registered, airmail, postal stationery, censored mail, postal stationery, a few stock cards of Hong Kong stamps with potential postmark interest, the vast majority being commercial mail, typical varied condition, a few fronts, etc, worth closer inspection.

Postal History Collections & Balances Bulgaria postal history group,with approximately eighty covers and postal stationery cards, 1880s through to 1960s, with the majority being turn-of-the-century stationery, some illustrated, noting in addition registered mail and WWII censored covers, much is fine, an interesting assortment that merits a closer look.

Postal History Collections & Balances Canada postal history accumulation,likely over 250 covers and cards, stampless to Queen Elizabeth II-era, the stampless with about a dozen including a registered cover from Aylmer to Toronto (trimmed corner), several dozen military, mostly being WWII-era, much of the balance being QEII-era though with a great many to foreign destinations, including Germany, Australia, Switzerland, etc, the early issues with some faults including a few missing stamps, toning, etc, much is fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Chile postal history accumulation,with roughly 100 covers and cards, 1890s through to the 1980s, most being mid-twentieth century, with strength in censored mail, note also an interesting group of stationery, and useful lot to examine for postmarks and rates, variable condition, a few fronts, but much is attractive and sound.

Postal History Collections & Balances China (Republic) cover group,unsorted and in one album, it with approximately 100 covers, 1960s through 1980s, with a range of interesting multiple frankings, to Germany or the United States, with sixty 1970s/80s new issues cancelled in Directorate General of Posts commemorative booklets, a further group of over 100 unsorted, mostly 1970s/90s philatelic items, with some commercial airmail items, postcards, etc, some with faults but much is clean and fine, worth close inspection.

Postal History Collections & Balances Europe WWI-era patriotic & military cinderella collection,with over 200 items, particularly strong in Italy but note also examples from Great Britain and France, emphasis on Red Cross, military, and patriotic themes, with many honouring individual regiments, some with light toning noted and most appear to be adhered to the pages on which they are mounted, nevertheless a visually striking and diverse lot for the specialist.

Postal History Collections & Balances Eastern Europe hundreds of covers and cards,with likely over four hundred, including examples from Romania, Latvia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, etc, mostly mid-twentieth century though note earlier including WWI occupation, an interesting mix of frankings and rates, note illustrated stationery, meter cancels, picture postcards, registered, special event cancels, advertising, meters, some topical interest including aviation, space, wildlife, etc, mixed condition ranging from faulty to fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Eastern Europe postal history accumulation,with roughly 250 items, the majority being 1940s/40s including a significant number of German occupation covers and cards, Bohemia & Moravia frankings, with feldpost, censors, dozens of uprated postal stationery cards, advertising, some earlier postcards noting one hand painted, some Slovakia adhesives included, varied condition but many fine and useful items for the student of this era.

Postal History Collections & Balances Egypt & British Africa WWI & WWII military postal history collection,roughly 300 covers and cards in three albums and on pages, the WWI material with various Base Army Post Office cancels on postcards and covers, WWII principally Egypt "Prepaid" cancels tying stamps of Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, and Egypt, most addressed to New Zealand, one album of over 65 South African WWII military covers, with various orderly room and regimental markings including Military Hospital, Kimberly Regiment, Road Maintenance Coy, etc, typical mixed condition fo...

Postal History Collections & Balances France Accumulation of 400+ Marianne covers and cards,1968 to 2010s, noting Marianne de Cheffer, Liberté, de Béquet, Sabine de Gandon, etc, with foreign destinations, various rates including airmail, registered, postage due, etc, condition varies, roughly half are #10 sized envelopes, a useful group for the specialist or postmark enthusiast, with many fine examples.

Postal History Collections & Balances France & Colonies postal history accumulation,with over 700 covers and cards, some ninteenth-century frankings but most mid-twentieth century, noting Madagascar, Senegal, Indo-China, New Caledonia, advertising, express mail, airmail, military mail, registered, censored covers, semi-postal frankings, maximum cards, likely a few hundred are pre-WWI used French picture postcards with potential cancel interest, typical faults as expected in such lots, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Germany & States postal history hoard,likely over 2,000 covers and cards filling a carton, stampless to 1990s, a large portion is early twentieth century, including stationery cards, with potential postmark interest, a quick review yields examples from Bavaria, Saar, Allied Zone, German Offices in Turkey, WWI occupied territories, as well as advertising and official mail, military mail, event cancels, TPOs, and much more, condition varies from faulty to fine, a tremendous unsorted mix that would benefit from throughout review and organization.

Postal History Collections & Balances Germany World War I postcard collection in period album,with a couple dozen cards, almost all real photos, in period "Kriegs-Erinneraugen 1914 / Vaterlandischer Frauen Rulfs-Verein / Hamburg" album, showing soldier's and regimental group portraits, sailors on-board ship, Zeppelin bomb explosion at Antwerp, artillery, a few cards of British origin, typical edge wear and small faults, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Germany pre-1910 postal history stock,over 250 covers and cards in sleeves, written-up and priced, many Germania frankings on postcards or stationery, note roughly fifty each from Bavaria and Wurttemburg, a better quality group than often seen with any faults being generally minor, many ideal strikes, an ideal lot for cancellation study, or for readily-organized retail stock, originally priced at roughly $3,500, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Germany World War I Feldpost collection,with approximately three hundred covers and cards, in two cover albums and mounted on pages, note a wide range of Feldpost cancellations as well as regimental markings, frankings from occupied territories, etc, usual condition for military mail with some faults, toning, etc, but an overall wonderful research lot for the military historian.

Postal History Collections & Balances Germany World War I postal history collection,of approximately 150 items, noting an extensive array of postcards, many being real photos, noting regimental portraits, Red Cross, usages from Poland, depictions of Hindenburg and other military leaders, prisoner of war mail from camps including Altengrabow, Muncheberg, and Dillingen, naval scenes, a scarce photo card depicting prisoners engaged in sports at Soltau POW camp, an unusual advertising label on a feldpost card, and much more, mixed condition with some small faults, yet many attractive items, a fasc...

Postal History Collections & Balances Germany World War I postcard collection,with over 260 cards in a period album, almost entirely military-themed, with a broad range of subjects, note patriotic/royalty litho cards, African front scene, real photo cards including regimental portraits, aviation, military leaders including Ludendorff, von Eichorn, von Haeseler, Red Cross, postal stationery, artist signed, and much more, mix of mint and used with feldpost usages noted, a much more diverse and extensive lot than often seen, typical edge faults, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Great Britain transatlantic postal history to Canada,with thirty three items, a variety of frankings, noting Sc. 26, 27, 61, 67, 82, and more, to destinations in Ontario, Quebec, or the Maritime provinces, note one to the Montreal Field Battery of Artillery, some covers with faults, a useful study lot.

Postal History Collections & Balances Great Britain World War I postal history collection,in three albums and on loose pages, roughly four hundred covers and some cut postmarks, including a wide-range of FPO, censor markings, and camp cancels, with other interesting aspects including hand-drawn, patriotic, and military-scene postcards, tobacco “thank you” cards, registered mail, etc, typical varied condition for military mail, ranging from faulty to fine, a tremendous holding of this popular area for detailed study and research.

Postal History Collections & Balances Great Britain World War II & later postal history collection,in two albums and on pages, over 270 covers, most are WWII-era, note honour covers (including Naval and overprinted War Economy), airgraph, Chaplain's letter, postage due, some Australian usages, a few registered, etc, typical mixed condition for military mail, with some edge faults, creases, etc, a useful study lot.

Postal History Collections & Balances Great Britain & Channel Islands postal history accumulation,

Postal History Collections & Balances Hungary Inflation-era postal history collection,over six hundred covers, including several dozen oversized covers, replete with large multples and high-value frankings, covering the period from April 1945 to late July 1946, many in glassines with collector's notes as to rates, appears to be all domestic usages, mixed condition but many fine and eye-appealing items, rarely offered in this quantity, an exceptional beginning to a specialized study of this period.

Postal History Collections & Balances Hungary postal history collection,of mostly twentieth century material, loose and in three Schaubek albums, roughly four hundred covers and cards, noting a few dozen WWI WWI feldpost cards as well as examples of registered, postal forms, censors, postage due, inflation advertising, officially sealed, most is commercial mail with one album strong in 1960s/70s first day covers with attractive frankings of topical interest, condition ranges from faulty to fine, an interesting accumulation worth inspection.

Postal History Collections & Balances India & States postal history accumulationof over 300 items, Victoria through to Queen Elizabeth II, most being King George V/VI era, with Indian States including seals of Jaipur, Gwalior, and Dhar, registered mail, a wide range of postal stationery, WWII censored mail, real photo postcards, military mail, advertising, and much more, usual creases and small faults to be expected, close inspection warranted with much potential in this popular area.

Postal History Collections & Balances India & States postal history accumulation,roughly six hundred covers and cards, including one album of roughly two hundred Indian States covers and cards, most used stationery including uprated, much from Gwalior but note also Travancore, Patiala, Chamba, Jhind, Nabha, and Faridkot, the balance being largely India from Victoria to QEII, noting stationery, censored, airmail, military, advertising, foreign destinations, some later twentieth century philatelic items, but most commercial to late King George VI, condition varies from faulty to fine, yet a trem...

Postal History Collections & Balances India military mail postal history collection,with World War I through QEII-era, most being World War II, roughly two hundred covers, in three albums and on loose pages, noting a variety of Field Post Office cancellations, censor, and auxiliary markings, some honour envelopes, most sent to Australia or Great Britain but note other foreign destinations including Rhodesia, some FPOs in the Middle East, Ceylon, Persia, etc, typical mixed condition for military mail with some small faults, roughly opened, etc, a useful group for further research.

Postal History Collections & Balances Italy 1781-1889 stampless postal history collection,with over forty covers and folded letters, many with contents, including mail from the Napoleonic Wars era, as well as a variety of postal markings noting mail from Porto Maurizio, Oneglia, Nizza, Firenze, Gonzaga, and more, as well as examples to Liverpool, London, and Trieste, varied condition but an overall fine and attractive group.

Postal History Collections & Balances Italy postal history hoard,likely over 600 covers and cards, some Vatican and San Marino, unsorted and in two albums, mostly early to mid twentieth century, the earliest material typically postal stationery cards, with a wide range of cancellations, squared circles, registered, express mail, airmail, myriad frankings, one album with mostly 1950s/60s San Marino philatelic mail, with first day covers of topical interest (sports, chess, etc), the second album with Vatican typically 1950s/60s Papal Visit and other commemorative covers and cards, varied conditi...

Postal History Collections & Balances Japan 1870s/1950s dealer stock of mint & used,beginning with a selection of Imperial Crest and Kikumon issues, mostly mint run from then through to 1950s, including National Parks, with useful sets and singles including Sc. 193, 223-6, 285-8, 295-8, 422, 450-3, 479, 505-8 strip of four, 546-8, as well as semi-postal and airmail issues, some small faults throughout, overall a fine and useful group for the dealer or specialist.

Postal History Collections & Balances Japan mint & used postcard collection,filling an album, with some extra, with over 180 postcards, most early-to-mid twentieth century, showing a wide range of views, noting Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima (c. 1945), Hakone, Yenoshima, Nagasaki, etc, as well as real photo cards, hand-painted, artistic scenes, portraits, and more, some small faults, an attractive and diverse group, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Middle East postal history hoard,with over 450 covers and cards, a wide range of countries represented including Israel, Bahrain, Aden, Saudi Arabia, Palestine (British Mandate), Jordan, German Offices in Turkey, Lebanon, Turkey, and Egypt, with myriad rates and frankings, airmail, registered, advertising, military, picture postcards strong in Egypt, and more, most are commercial usages, condition ranges from faulty to fine, close inspection warranted.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands & Colonies postal history accumulation,with Netherlands, Netherlands Antillies, Netherlands Indies, Indonesia, and Suriname, over four hundred covers and cards, note registered, express, censored, stationery cards, first KLM flights and balloon flights, meter cancels, a few addressed to RAF Steamer Point (Aden), some first day and commemorative items but most commercial usages, typical mixed condition with many fine covers.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands 1790s/1810s stampless correspondence,just shy of 100 entire letters, most correspondence to Delft or Schiedam, the vast majority with red crayon rate notations, some straight-line markings noted from Utrecht and the Hague, a remarkably fresh assembly ideal for a collector who wishes to study the contents for historical context, much is very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Amsterdam postal history collection,1809/1893, over 350 covers & cards in four volumes, extensively written-up on pages, a study of the cancellations, including sub post-offices, with many varying destinations in Eastern and Western Europe, much is postal stationery cards, including uprated examples, minor faults to be expected but typically select quality throughout, with many choice strikes, an ideal beginning to a specialized collection.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Amsterdam postal history collection,in two volumes, over two hundred covers, including over eighty stampless, representing a wide variety of rates and cancellation types, including c.d.s., TPOs, sub-offices, etc, note frankings of King William III and 1891/4 of Princess Wilhelmina, well-written up showing rate tables and periods of usage, the odd fault or tone spots, but overall better than usual quality with many lovely and very fine covers.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Arnhem postal history collection,with over 160 covers and postal stationery written-up on detailed pages describing rates, cancellation, destinations, etc, stampless to early 1900s, with the vast majority being nineteenth century, note numeral cancels, postal receipts, foreign destinations, the occasional fault but an overall carefully-selected group, chiefly very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, City of Groningen postal history collection,written-up on detailed pages describing rates, cancellation, destinations, etc, over forty stampless, the balance to 1890s, some with interesting attributes including foreign destinations, mourning, etc, an attractive and well-researched group, the occasional fault, most fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Leiden postal history collection,with roughly 170 covers and postal stationery, approximately 60 of which are stampless, well written-up in detail on album pages as to rate, cancellation, etc, a carefully-chosen group by a collector seeking quality examples, a detailed collection that would be a challenge to replicate, minor faults but chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Province of North Brabant postal history collection,with over two hundred covers and postal stationery written-up on detailed pages describing rates, cancellation, destinations, etc, roughly evenly-divded between examples from Hertogenbosch and Breda & area, over fifty being stampless, the vast majority of the balance usages from the 1870s through 1890s, generally select strikes and desirable quality, the occasional fault but chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Province of Overijssel postal history collection,with roughly 200 covers and postal stationery, a few dozen stampless with an interesting range of cancels, the balance through to 1890s, note examples from Steenwijk and Zwolle, well-described on pages as to rates, cancellations, etc, chosen for quality strikes, chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Province of Overijssel postal history collectionwith over 180 covers and postal stationery, over fifty being stampless, many to France, written-up in detail on album pages describing rates, routes, cancellations, etc, noting examples from Blokzjil, Burne, Dedemsvaart, Delden, Deventer, Ommen, Rijssen, Wische, and Zwartwis, a lovely collection of carefully-selected strikes, some small faults, mostly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Province of Overijssel postal history collection,with approximately 180 covers and postal stationery, stampless through 1890s, a range of cities and towns represented including Enschede, Goor, Haaksbergem, Hengelo, Kampen, Nijverdal, Oldenzaal, and Olst, a select group that would take great effort to duplicate, the odd fault but chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Province of South Holland postal history collection,with roughly 170 covers and postal stationery, on well written-up pages describing pertinent rates, cancellations, routes, etc, over 40 stampless, the balance through to 1890s, mostly carefully-selected strikes from towns including Ablasserdam, Alphen, Bodegraven, Boskoop, Brielle, Delfshaven, Dirksland, Hardingxveld, Hellevoetsluis, Hillegom, Katwijk, Lekkerk, and Maaldwink, a lovely collection, the odd-fault but chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Province of South Holland postal history collection,with roughly 170 covers and postal stationery, on well written-up pages describing pertinent rates, cancellations, routes, etc, a few dozen stampless, the balance through to 1890s, mostly carefully-selected strikes from towns including Maasluis, Middleharwis, Moordrecht, Noordwijk, Oud-Beyerland, Scheveningen, Schoonhoven, Sliedrecht, Gravenzande, Vlaardingen, Voorburg, Voorschoten, Waremond, Waddingsveen, and Zwondrecht, a well-chosen group of mostly select strikes, chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Province of South Holland postal history collection,with roughly 130 covers and postal stationery, carefully-written-up describing rates, cancellations, routes, etc, roughly fifty stampless, the balance through to 1890s, mostly carefully-selected strikes from Gouda (80+) and Schiedam (40+), assembled by a collector with an eye for quality, the occasional fault but chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Province of Utrecht postal history collection,with over 230 covers and postal stationery, a wide range of cities represented including Abcoude, Amerongen, Baarn, De Bilt, Breukelen, Doorn, Driebergen, Durrsted, Leerdam, Loenen, Mijdrecht, Maarsen, Oudewater, Rhenen, Soest, Veenendaal, Vianen, Vreeswijk, Woerden, and Zeist, appears almost entirely stampless to late 1890s, a nicely-chosen group of carefully-selected strikes, chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Netherlands, Roosendaal, Doesburg, and Zevenaar postal history collection,with over 160 covers and postal stationery, written-up on detailed pages describing rates, cancellation, destinations, etc, roughly evenly-divided between examples from each of those three cities, a couple dozen stampless, the vast majority of the balance 1870s to 1890s, a desirable group, chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances New Zealand & South Pacific postal history collection,with over 250 covers and cards, mostly QEII-era, noting examples from New Zealand, Tokelau, Tonga, New Hebrides, St. Helena, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Gilbert & Ellice, Tristan da Cunha, and others, mix of philatelic and commercial items, with registered, airmail, tin can maill, ship cancels, picture postcards, stationery, omnibus issue frankings, and more, note a few fronts and typical varied condition of such accumulations, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances New Zealand military postal history collection,in five albums plus additional pages, note one album with over one hundred usages from Fiji, censored with N.Z.E.F. Field Post Office cancels; a third album with roughly fifty covers, strong in New Zealand APO 150, APO 7, and APO 9, two others with a range of APOs with different letters in cancellation, over 160 examples, including usages from Fiji, New Hebrides, Espiritu Santo; several dozen WWII-era NZ Air Force covers; dozens more with various APOs including APO 150, No 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9; roughly 150...

Postal History Collections & Balances North Africa postal history collection,over 220 items, largely post-independence commercial covers and cards from former French colonies such as Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco, with airmail, advertising registered, censored, stationery, etc, most sent to France or elsewhere in Europe, some faults but a generally fine group.

Postal History Collections & Balances Romania postal history lot,of well over a hundred items, roughly half being nineteenth and early twentieth century postal stationery, noting a wide range of types, postmarks, and destinations, the balance strong in 1920s-40s including a number of WWII-era censored covers, as well as registered mail, postage dues, redirected mail and more, varied condition, inspect.

Postal History Collections & Balances Russia nineteenth century postal history collection,over 200 items in two volumes, mostly postal stationery covers an cards, much addressed to the Netherlands, note a variety of cancellations including St. Petersburg geometric numerals, some postal wagon train cancels, a few postcards, a good variety of town cancels from various parts of Russia, including areas such as present-day Latvia, useful unused stationery as well, some condition issues including tone spots, creases, etc, but useful potential for further study, much being fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Scandinavia postal history hoard of hundreds of covers,postcards, and stationery, strongest in Finland and Denmark but also note Norway and Sweden, late nineteenth through to post-WWII, though strongest in early-mid twentieth century commercial mail, a diverse lot noting censors, airmail, prisoner of war, Red Cross, cinderellas and labels, postage due, Olympics, illustrated advertising, polar expedition mail, and much more, typical mixed condition but many desirable and salable items, worth closer inspection.

Postal History Collections & Balances South & Latin America postal history accumulation,with likely over 500 covers and cards, strong in Mexico (including Exporta series), noting also Panana, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Ecuador, with a wide range of material including a variety of frankings and rates, registered, censored, picture postcards (with one bullfight RPPC), stationery, advertising, airmail (one Columbia with SCADTA franking), etc, with a few glassine envelopes of mixed stamps and small study of mint Mexico Coach Seal Issue on pages, var...

Postal History Collections & Balances Switzerland 1819-1866 stampless postal history group,with 30 covers and folded letters, including a nice assortment of cancellations and postal markings, note Basel, Zurich, Wohlen, Berne, Winterthur, Luzern, mail to Italy, France, etc, many excellent quality strikes, an attractive group.

Postal History Collections & Balances Switzerland postal history accumulation,with over 500 covers and cards in a small carton, mostly early-to-mid twenteith century, though note some nineteenth century Helvetia frankings, a wide range of material including express, airmail, registered, railway cancels, feldpost usages, postage due, Red Cross, Prisoner of War, picture postcards with early 1900s lithos, redirected, mix of mint and used stationery including illustrated, wrappers, etc, mixed condition with many fine items, a wide-ranging representation of this country ideal for further study.

Postal History Collections & Balances Tonga postal history collection,in four volumes, the first with just over 100 covers, including FDCs, aerogrammes, 1960s self-adhesive frankings on what appear to be commercial covers, roughly twenty tin can canoe mail covers, the other three albums with a selection of mint stamps and over sixty further covers including tin can mail, a fascinating group of these islands, seldom offered in collections, the odd fault but chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Trinidad & Tobago postal history group,over 150 covers and cards, mostly King George VI & early QEII era, though note some earlier, many nice postmarks noted including from smaller towns, as well as registered, airmail, some infrequently-seen Tobago items, etc. mixed condition with some typical wrinkling, edge creases, etc, a worthwhile accumulation of this county not often seen in this quantity.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide World War I censored postal history lot,with roughly one hundred and fifty covers and cards, representing a wide range of countries, with Russia, South Africa, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Germany (and German Occupation of Belgium), Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Bulgaria, Ceylon, Denmark, India, France, Greece, and others, note registered, advertising and military/feldpost usages, mixed condition as expected, some with faults, a worthwhile lot with many fine examples.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide aerogramme collection,over 150 used aerogrammes, most pre-1950, roughly 120 being of British Commonwealth origin, noting New Zealand, Aden, Australia, British Guiana, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kenya Uganda Tanganyika, etc. with some uprated and censored examples, typical wrinkling, filing folds, etc, but an interesting lot for further study and research, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide hand-painted postcard collection,with thirty-two cards, depicting various themes including flowers, Christmas, birds, sailboats, landscape scenes, etc, most appear to be early twentieth century examples from France, the balance of other European origin, the occasional small fault, a beautiful group with tremendous eye-appeal.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide mint postal stationery collection,in two albums, one being in a rather ornate binding of likely early 20th century German origin, over four hundred stationery covers, cards, and wrappers, most being pre-1930s, including illustrated examples, a wide-range of countries represented including Colombia, Gibraltar, Natal, Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal & colonies, Brazil, United States, Germany and States, Guatemala, Bahamas, Sweden, Austria, and more, the odd fault but a generally clean and fine lot.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide naval, paquebot & ship mail accumulation,strongest in United States, with two albums, one album with roughly a couple hundred 1930s/40s covers with either "U.S. Navy" or various named ship cancellations, a few Maiden Voyage or Ship Visit cachets, the balance of many dozens unsorted with examples, mostly 1940s-60s, from Great Britain, Germany, Argentina, Fiji, Netherlands, El Salvador, Australia, and more, as well as over 100 black-and-white photographs of various naval ships, varied condition, some with faults, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide paquebot & naval postal history accumulation,with over 220 covers, most 1930s-50s with United States frankings, noting cancellations from Antigua, Gold Coast, Barbados, New Zealand, Jamaica, Gibraltar, Djibouti, New Caledonia, Portugal, and more, roughly one quarter are United States naval covers, with 20+ with 1930s cancellations from stops in China, including U.S.S. Panay at Hankow, U.S.S. Barker at Shanghai, U.S.S. Black Hawk at Chefoo, etc, many lovely cachets including Crosby photographic, the odd fault, most fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide postal history accumulation,with likely over 1,500 mostly philatelic covers, largely United States and United Nations, but note also Israel, France, Switzerland, Monaco, Austria, Australia, etc, many first day covers but also note hundreds of 1930s-1970s first flights, as well as commemorative/event covers, interesting comedic/patriotic cachets, ship cancels, and more, also with a small plastic tub of unfranked but cacheted United Nations covers, condition varies with some faulty but many fine items to be found.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide postal history accumulation,upwards of two hundred covers, postcards, and postal stationery an eclectic and unsorted mix, a review finding German stampless, Hungarian military, Martinique airmail, Straits Settlements Imperial Airways first flight, as well as mail from Chile, Switzerland, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Australia, Russia, Netherlands, El Salvador, Egypt, Austria, Argentina, Hong Kong, Malaya, Luxembourg, and more, condition varies wildly, worth close inspection by the worldwide collector or dealer.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide postal history carton,with likely over 1,400 mostly commercial covers and cards, from a wide range of countries, much is United States, particularly Prexie-era, but note also Colombia, Great Britain, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Monaco, Germany, India, Netherlands Indies, Czechoslovakia, France, Russia, Switzerland (with roughly 30 World War II military covers with regimental labels), Bohemia & Moravia, and more, with meters, censors, special delivery, returned to sender, patriotic, service suspended, a Century of Progress Graf Zeppelin f...

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide World War I & World War II censored postal historywith over 160 covers and cards, most WWII-era, an interesting representation of mostly European countries, noting mail from the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Denmark, Bulgaria, New York, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Romania, Algeria, Austria, Italy, and more, typical varied condition, a wortwhile group that would benefit from further sorting and study.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide World War I military & patriotic poster stamp collection,with over sixty items, noting eamples from Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, France, etc, typically fresh color throughout, the odd small fault, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide World War I, World War II, and Prisoner of War postal history collection,over 200 covers and cards, written-up on pages by country, WWI with Australia, incuding 1917 Haig Offensive, 1917 Base in Egypt, various Austria WWI feldpost cards, Belgium and France including regimental markings, illustrated stationery, Hungary, internment camps in the Netherlands, WWII with British Commonwealth patriotic slogan cancels, Czech military mail, Poland with illustrated stationery and Government-in-Exile, Switzerland with regimental labels, mail from India, pos...

Postal History Collections & Balances Worldwide World War II ship & maritime postal history collectionwith approximately 150 covers, most in a cover album, apparently of British naval covers with tombstone censor markings and "Received from / H.M. Ships" handstamps, most addressed to Great Britain but note others to Australia, Ceylon, most with small faults, edge tears, or toning, a good group for the military specialist.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Airship "Italia" flight & disaster group,with two real photo postcards, one depicting the Italia in flight over Stockholm, the other showing the landing at King’s Bay; photograph likely taken from the Russian rescue ship Krassin showing the overturned rescue plane piloted by Swedish pilot Einar Lundborg (who rescued Nobile on his previous landing); registered cover, postmarked 6 April 1929, from the Italia’s radio operator Giuseppe Biagi confirming that he received eight letters while on the ice from the rescue plane piloted by Col. Maddalena; c...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Canada 1920s/30s First Flight cover collection,with over eighty covers, most late 1920s to early 1930s, a wide range of flights and cachets as well as attractive multi-frankings, almost entirely different, a few trivial faults but a chiefly very fine group, ideal for expansion.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Canada 1929/1941 Inaugural & Experimental Flight cachets,printed on over sixty pages (approximately 8" x 13.5"), illustrating the various handstamped cachets of dozens of different flights, pages file hole punched at upper left, an attractive and useful reference for the aerophilatelist.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Canada 1930s First Flight postal history lotof approximately forty covers, all but a few franked with 6c Daedalus, most Ontario and Quebec flights, attractive handstamped cachets, little duplication, a few small faults, a useful group.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Europe 1910s/20s Zeppelin & Pioneer aviation postal history collection ofeighteen covers/cards, most mounted on pages, strong in Germany with 1912 stationery card carried on the Zeppelin Viktoria Luise, two 1912 Rhein und Main flight cards, 1929 Graf Zeppelin Middle East Flight real photo postcard to Seville, France 1910 Nantes Aviation Meet label on corresponding postcard, Great Britain 1929 Night Flight postcard to Rotterdam, Switzerland 1925 Basel to Zurich postcard with flight label, as well as mail from Hungary and Poland, some small faults...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Europe 1930s Zeppelin & Aviation postal history collection,

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Germany & Switzerland Zeppelin & Catapult Flight group,with ten items, including 1930 S.S. Bremen. Catapult flight (Apr 4), 1931 S.S. Bremen catapult flight New York to Cottbus, with lovely block of eight 2c Red Cross franking,1932 Europa catapult flight to New York (12/13 June), Europa catapult flight to Vienna (10 August), 1929 Graf Zeppelin Swiss Flight real photo postcard with flight markings, 1936 registered Hindenburg cover from Leipzig to New York, and more, the odd wrinkle, a lovely group fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Germany 1900s/20s Zeppelin & Pioneer Aviation postcard collection,with a couple dozen cards, with many better, noting several 1909 Frankfurt International Air Race private stationery and postcards, two with ILA Luftschiffahrt vignette, Hans Grade monoplane in flight at Bork real photo postcard, various aviation meet and air race cards from Cologne, Kiel, Ulm, etc, Orville Weight at Templehof Field Berlin, and more, some with typical wear yet an above-average and desirable lot.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Germany 1900s/30s Zeppelin postcard collection,with 36 cards, most being unused real photo cards, noting early view of the Viktoria Luise, several of the Graf Zeppelin including one with portrait of Dr. Hugo Eckener, visit to Hanworth, and flight over Rio de Janeiro, scarce card of the R101 at mooring mast, Hindenburg views, and more, some with minor faults but a typically fine lot.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Germany 1930s Graf Zeppelin & Hindenburg collection,with 24 covers/cards, many desirable items with most carried on airship flights, noting 1934 Zeppelin Over Baden-Baden Official Karte der Delag postcard to Italy, Graf Zeppelin & Dornier DO-X Over the Bodensee real photo postcard, 1934 Graf Zeppelin Second South America Flight cover to Rio de Janeiro, two 1934 Graf Zeppelin South America "Christmas Flight", 1934 Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight with Russian franking for rendez-vous with the Icebreaker Malygin, 1935 Graf Zeppelin South America Flight...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Germany, Grand Duchess Eleanor’s Rhine-Main Airmails extensive collection,with roughly one hundred items, including thirteen official Royal Family “Postkartenwoche” real photo cards issued for use on the flights, including formal portraits by court photographer Steinacker, as well as more casual family images; six photos by Susanne Homann, a professional midwife and amateur photographer who was a friend of the Grand Duchess; multiple Weisser Hund postcards flown during the festivities, depicting scenes from the parade grounds, pilot Lt. von Hidd...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Graf Zeppelin 1928-1939 postal history collection,with over seventy covers and cards, an exceptionally diverse exploration of the flights of this famed airship, noting 1928 America Flight, three examples to the USA, each with 4RM brown and postmarked Friedrichshafen, 1928 America Flight, two examples to the USA, each with 2RM blue Zeppelin, 1929 Round the World Flight, franked with 2RM and 4RM Zeppelin pair, (the latter with small corner fault), 1929 Round the World Flight, with U.S. franking, carried from Lakehurst to Lakehurst,1930 South Amer...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936 Flights Postal History collection,over thirty covers, noting with three March Germany flight covers, with on-board or Friedrichshafen postmarks, two March South America Flight covers to Brazil, three April South America Flight with Brazilian frankings, May North America Flight from Frankfurt to New Jersey, six May Lakehurst to Frankfurt covers with various United States frankings and violet confirmation cachets, May North American Flight registered postal card with Austrian franking, another with Liechtenstein 1Fr & 2Fr...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation United States 1927-9 Charles Lindbergh postal history & memorabilia,small group including two 1927 airmail covers with poster stamps depicting Lindbergh and "The Mother of a Hero" Evangeline Lindbergh, large folded card & envelope commemorating the second anniversary of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, two small brass medals, one being a "Lucky Lindbergh Coin" the other commemorating the April 12-13 1928 First East to West Transatlantic Flight, an unusual small cardboard glider model of the Spirit of St Louis, an interesting group for the Lindb...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation United States, Earle Ovington commemorative mail collection,

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Worldwide 1910s-on group of better Zeppelin & airship postcarwith over forty cards, note five early French cards including 1908 Dirigible "Ville de Paris" and 1911 Military Airship "Capitaine Marchal au Camp de Chalons" postally used, Germany 1915 feldpost-usage of an artist signed card showing a Zeppelin on a bombing raid, 1928 Graf Zeppelin official postcard with "On Board" handstamp, 1937 Graf Zeppelin in hanger real photo postcard with commemorative handstamp, a few dozen circa 1920s/30s era mostly of German origin depicting Zeppelins in fli...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Worldwide 1910s/90s Zeppelin & Aviation postal history group,with over fifty items, noting several circa 1910s French Zeppelin postcards, 1912 Rhein-Main Flight real photo postcard depicting Grand Duchess Eleonore of Hesse, United States Hindenburg Lakehurst to Frankfurt first flight cover, and many more, appears roughly split between earlier period items and more modern commemorative covers or reprint cards, chiefly fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Worldwide 1920s/30s Zeppelin postcard & cover group,with eleven postcards and one cover, most cards of early twentieth-century German or French origin, noting artist signed, Zeppelins in flight, a few Tuck's cards depicting the airships "Ville de Paris" and "Patrie", military airship "Le Lebaudy" in flight, one feldpost usage, 1936 USA Hindenburg cover from Lakehurst to Frankfurt, etc, several cards with some light creasing or edge wear.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Worldwide 1920s/30s Zeppelin stamp and cover group,with eleven covers/cards, noting 1932 Buenos Aires to England, carried on the last South America Flight of the Graf Zeppelin; 1931 Vaduz to Lausanne flight with 2fr Zeppelin airmail; 1936 registered Frankfurt to New York carried on the Hindenburg; 1933 Graf Zeppelin Saar Flight postcard (some light toning), and Argentina 1930 Graf Zeppelin Pan-America Round Flight; 1930 Moscow to Friedrichshafen with Moscow airship c.d.s.; many better stamps including Russia 1930 Graf Zeppelin Russia Flight issu...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Worldwide 1928-37 Zeppelin Postal History groupof ten covers/cards, mounted on pages, several Graf Zeppelin items with 1928 USA cover front with Graf Zeppelin “FIRST FLIGHT AIRMAIL” cachet, 1938 Graf Zeppelin Sudentenland Flight, 1933 cover from Brazil to Germany and 1935 Germany to Argentina, 1935 Hindenburg postcard Germany to Stockholm from the first trial flight to Sweden, Hindenburg registered Frankfurt to New York cover with Olympic Games cachet, 1937 cover from the United States to Switzerland intended be sent via the Hindenburg but re-ro...

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Worldwide rocket flights & launches postal history group,with over 300 covers, mostly 1960s/70s from the United States and Australia, from various rocket and satellite launches, some duplication, but a wide-range of interesting cachets for the space topical collector, a few with small faults, chiefly fine-very fine.

Postal History Collections & Balances - Aviation Worldwide Zeppelin & aviation postal history lot,most mounted on pages, with twenty five covers/cards, noting four 1924/5 covers from Germany to USA or USA to Bermuda carried on the Airship "Los Angeles", Germany 1928 2RM Zeppelin franking on LZ-127 postcard to New York, 1931 real photo postcard with Iceland Zeppelin overprinted franking, many Great Britain frankings carried on Graf Zeppelin South America Flights, including 1932 to Brazil carried on the 3rd South America flight, with attractive "Use Air Mail" vignette, and 1933 to Uruguay carrie...
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202$350
203$150
204$1,700
205$100
206$160
207$150
208$120
209$120
210$160
211$130
212$80
213$300
214$170
215$300
216$80
217$280
218$800
219$250
220$1,200
221$250
222$240
223$240
224$150
225Unsold
226Unsold
227$60
228$1,200
229$85
230$475
231$500
232$500
233$1,600
234$220
235$120
236$375
237$130
238$85
239$120
240$110
241$240
242$80
243$80
244Unsold
245$190
246$80
247$325
248$80
249$650
250$2,700
251$900
252$100
253$200
254Unsold
255$600
256$190
257$1,900
258$180
259$600
260$625
261$1,900
262$600
263$100
264$900
265Unsold
266$600
267$160
268$120
269$150
270$120
271$210
272$500
273$110
274$200
275$80
276$675
277Unsold
278$130
279$260
280$350
281$80
282$50
283$1,900
284$300
285$130
286$200
287Unsold
288$475
289$110
290$200
291$160
292$210
293$95
294$190
295$725
296$1,000
297$60
298$60
299Unsold
300Unsold
301$80
302$180
303$160
304$100
305$50
306$65
307$100
308Unsold
309$75
310$200
311$110
312$60
313$230
314$210
315$60
316Unsold
317$60
318$100
319$95
320$290
321$100
322$140
323$60
324$120
325$190
326$60
327$230
328Unsold
329$100
330Unsold
331$95
332$360
333$70
334$240
335$65
336$95
337$450
338$60
339$60
340$70
341$375
342$90
343$180
344Unsold
345$120
346$75
347$100
348$120
349$120
350$120
351$120
352$140
353$140
354$240
355Unsold
356$50
357$210
358$95
359$280
360$1,000
361$160
362$650
363Unsold
364$240
365$200
366$2,800
367Unsold
368$475
369$240
370$300
371Unsold
372$90
373Unsold
374$700
375$190
376$60
377$80
378$40
379$70
380$270
381$60
382Unsold
383$1,400
384$4,750
385$5,000
386$7,500
387$900
388$325
389$240
390Unsold
391$260
392Unsold
393$110
394$110
395$90
396$650
397$375
398$300
399Unsold
400Unsold
401$230
402$80
403$950
404$325
405$220
406$250
407$3,400
408$120
409$1,200
410Unsold
411$550
412$350
413$120
414$450
415$1,600
416$80
417$425
418$550
419$675
420Unsold
421$70
422Unsold
423$950
424$220
425$65
426$400
427$150
428$110
429Unsold
430$1,250
431$1,450
432$1,100
433Unsold
434$70
435Unsold
436$180
437$160
438$210
439$425
440$170
441$250
442$1,100
443$300
444$450
445$575
446$450
447$375
448Unsold
449$2,800
450$3,500
451$400
452$1,700
453$290
454$210
455$2,500
456$1,600
457$180
458$2,000
459$850
460$240
461$675
462Unsold
463$90
464$260
465Unsold
466$750
467$240
468$450
469$180
470$325
471$220
472$50
473$230
474$950
475$700
476$450
477$280
478$300
479$450
480$375
481$400
482$1,700
483$1,100
484$600
485$230
486$375
487$500
488$400
489$190
490$280
491$210
492$525
493$210
494$450
495$475
496$600
497$140
498$1,100
499$1,400
500$95
501$525
502$300
503$375
504$675
505Unsold
506$550
507$270
508$300
509$2,600
510$675
511$600
512$525
513$325
514$170
515$675
516$700
517$240
518$475
519$475
520$290
521$450
522$900
523$475
524$475
525Unsold
526$450
527$500
528$500
529$475
530$525
531$450
532$450
533$550
534$325
535$500
536$1,050
537$240
538$210
539$450
540$325
541$675
542$120
543$500
544$400
545$300
546$450
547$190
548Unsold
549$375
550$300
551$500
552Unsold
553$600
554$2,800
555$300
556$100
557$500
558$160
559$450
560$170
561$60
562$85
563$240
564$280
565$130
566$400
567$250
568$525
569$2,700
570$3,000
571$625
572$120
573$120
574$575
575$200
576$60
577$350
578$180
579$210
580$425
581Unsold
582Unsold
583$220
584Unsold
585$70
586$35
587$90
588$220
589$40
590$65
591$65
592$70
593$85
594$70
595$220
596Unsold