British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

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  • Lot# : 3447 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    AIRMAIL, ROCKET AND BALLOON FLIGHT COVERS.  two large boxes with about 5,000 covers, occasionally accompanied by complete stamp series stashed inside the envelopes with minimal duplication, it would be easier to list the countries that are not here, it is that diverse, in addition are collateral autographs, cachets galore, parallel perf and imperfs errors on some series, different markings covering virtually every aspect of rocket mail, as well as useful balloon post, mostly F-VF, outstanding retail potential. 
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100 USD

    Lot# : 3448 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    THE DR. MICHAEL DIXON EXHIBIT COLLECTION OF AIRMAILS TO/FROM GREAT BRITAIN via FRENCH AND GERMAN SOUTH ATLANTIC SERVICES, 1928-40.  eight frames (128 pages) of well over 150 covers and including some 1919-27 "precursor" covers, comprehensive treatment of the subject with rate studies, recovered / crash mail, 1919 1st Airmail London to Paris, 1920s to/from Africa, 1920s So. America Survey Flights, 1925/27 Latecoere Service, 1927 Coates and Le Brix Circumnavigation Flight (one of 11 flown), 1930 First Airmail Crossing of South Atlantic, 1930s Condor, Zeppelin So. America Flights, DLH Trial and So. America Service Flights, Do-X, etc. an exceptional collection with an astounding variety of frankings of GB, France, Argentina, Brazil and more, cachets, auxiliary markings and well worthy of continuation (PHOTO)
    Start Price : 9,000 USD
    Current Opening : 5,500 USD
    Hammer price : 16,000 USD

    Lot# : 3449 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE AIRMAIL POSTAL HISTORY. An impressive collection housed in 4 albums, accompanied by collateral and literature, about 350 covers with some of the better items noticed include a very diverse range of Zeppelins, Special Flights, Contract Routes, First Flights, Trans-Polar, some unusual and interesting flights or uses including unusual bisect on  U.S. #C10 on cover with the remark "no 5cts airmail stamps available" etc. Also some of the foreign in all of the books include, Cuba Rocket mail and Cuba Skytrain, Germany Zeppelin, various Canada including covers delayed due to the St Lawrence river freezing over, service suspended to France at the outbreak of WWI, GB high values defins on cover, India, Australia combined with Australian Antarctic Territory, South Africa etc, various Canal Zone, as well as South Africa covers etc etc. generally F-VF, a real treasure trove for the traditional or on-line retailer. 
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 3,750 USD

    Lot# : 3450 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION.  Unusual, eclectic holding of postal history in a medium box of about 650 items covering the globe, with the emphasis on early to middle period with every kind of usage imaginable.  A good percentage has censored covers from WWII with many odd usages, tapes, hand stamps, and areas like the Middle East, British Caribbean, Zanzibar, Sudan, Europe, etc. and then a heavy emphasis on commercial usages with a good correspondence from Sudan, commercial registered from an obscure place in Argentina, lots of British Commonwealth, items from scarcer origins like Seychelles, Palestine, the Pacific, etc. and covering usages like postage dues, airmail, registered, forwarding, and more.  While some usages may seem common on the surface, this is a holding from an old time specialist and must be viewed to discover the hidden gems it most certainly has among some of the more common items mixed in.  A great original holding for the cover collector or dealer!
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : 2,800 USD

    Lot# : 3451 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE ZEPPELIN AND FLIGHT COVERS GROUP.  approx. 650 mostly 1920s/40s Zepp and flight covers incl Zeppelin mostly Hindenburg flights, Brazil franking (8), German (35), Russia 1931 Polar Flight cover and card with imperf frankings, US (27 incl nine 1925 NY to Bermuda and C18 on 1933 Century of Progress), etc. plus various foreign 1st flights and airmail covers noting Greece C1-4 reg to Germany, Hungary C26-34 to Vienna,  US flights and events incl CAM, FAM, dedications, air mail week, etc., usual mixed condition, VG-VF, a must view. 
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : 2,900 USD

    Lot# : 3452 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WELL OVER 100 BETTER WORLDWIDE COVERS, consisting of plenty of interesting pieces; several China destinations incl. Hong Kong and 1933 from Germany to Nanking, China, premium worldwide registered, Italian offices incl. islands, strong Syria incl: CB1-4, group of Aden, several 19th century Italy, Germany #27 folded letter, Tonga Tin Can Mail, Fiume, Hong Kong Peace and Coronation FDC's, a couple Philippines: Victory - Commonwealth, early Saudi Arabia, Belgium B31-3 1915 cover from La Havre to Berne, Switzerland, interesting early Lebanon group incl; Dallay #47m; 18-21, Scott C38-44; 253-61, C67-76, usual mixed condition, mostly VG - VF; with so many unusual items, this is sure to be a choice lot for the savvy worldwide cover dealer.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 725 USD
    Hammer price : 2,800 USD

    Lot# : 3453 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

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    DIVERSE WORLDWIDE POSTAL HISTORY ASSORTMENT.  over a hundred items, include dozen plus European stampless, eight Switzerland Seated Helvetia (3 with Rappen values), one registered receipt with four 1 Fr Gold, Germany B310-13  FDC, Hong Kong 1935 Silver Jubilee, etc. plus early Austria, Great Britain, South Australia, 1893 Guadeloupe, German States, Italian States, Monaco, France and many others, finishes with a group of mostly modern U.S. and various foreign, viewing suggested, mostly F-VF.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,450 USD

    Lot# : 3454 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE COVER ASSORTMENT WITH STRENGTH IN GERMAN AREA.  approx. 120 items of postal history with much of the value in late 19th/early 20th century especially couple dozen German Offices and Colonies with commercially used P.O. in Morocco from places such as Tangier, Casablanca, Tetuan, Saffia etc, including combination stationery and stamp postcards, good single frankings and excellent range of illustrated covers then further German P.O. in the Middle East incl postmarks from Beirut, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Constantinople etc, also seen China/Kiautschou/German South West Africa etc., also interesting GB, Austrian Empire including newspaper wrapper, France etc., generally F-VF, careful inspection a must. 
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100 USD

    Lot# : 3455 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    U.S. and WORLDWIDE ODDBALL COVER GROUP, 100's of miscellaneous covers, some worldwide commercial mail, topicals, approximately 100 U.S. Black Americana, a set of Famous American FDC's, etc. usual mixed condition, VG-VF. Lots of neat little covers abound.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD
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