Transoceanic Record Flights

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    1933 Balbo Squadron Flight Cover, Chicago to Shediac (Canada) Leg, US 10c pair, 50c, $1 Definitives (Scott 571, 642, 701) tied by Chicago Jul 18 1933 Century of Progress slogan machine cancel on envelope with AAMC president cc, backstamped Shediac Jul 25 33, black «ITALIAN AIR CRUISE / CHICAGO - ROMA» cachet, Fine, only 37 covers flown this leg; signed A Diena (Longhi 2941, EUR3,500; Sassone GP 54, EUR5,000)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200 USD

    Lot# : 104 Transoceanic Record Flights

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    1933 Balbo Squadron Flight Cover, New York to Shediac (Canada) Leg, US 50c, $1 Definitives plus 20c Map (Scott 571, 701, C9) tied on registered airmail envelope by New York / Varick St Annex July 23 duplex cancel, backstamped Shediac Jul 25 33, nice strike of the purple «ITALIAN AIR CRUISE / NEW YORK - ROMA» flight cachet, Very Fine, only 44 covers flown (Longhi 2944, EUR3,000; Sassone GP 57, EUR4,750)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 2,400 USD

    Lot# : 105 Transoceanic Record Flights

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    1933 Balbo Squadron Flight Cover, New York to Shoal Harbor (Newfoundland) Leg, US 50c, $1 Definitives plus 20c Map (Scott 571, 701, C9) tied on airmail envelope by New York / Varick St Annex Jul 23 1933 duplex cancels, neat red ms. «By Italian Air Cruise New York-Newfoundland», backstamped Shoal Harbor Newf»d Jul 26 33, near-perfect strike of purple «ITALIAN AIR CRUISE / NEW YORK - ROMA» cachet, Fine and attractive, 99 covers flown; signed A Diena (Longhi 2945, EUR2,000; Sassone GP 57, EUR3,750)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500 USD
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