Papua New Guinea 1902: Registered cover to USA franked by 1901 ½…

Papua New Guinea 1902: Registered cover to USA franked by 1901 ½ d. black & yellow-green (2), 1 d. black & carmine (2), 2 d. black & violet and 2½ d. black & ultramarine cancelled by “BNG” obliterators and by ‘Port Moresby’ cds (July 31). Reverse with Cooktown cds, Brisbane (Aug 12) transit, and re-addressed on arrival from Tacoma to Boston via Springfield (Sept 11). A rare and attractive first issue cover.

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Great Britain, 1911, Coronation Flight, First U.K. Aerial Post,…

Great Britain, 1911, Coronation Flight, First U.K. Aerial Post, a complete set of the 30 different plates of the commemorative card, fully described, Fine to Very Fine. Estimate $6,000 – 8,000 This set was sold by H.R. Harmer of London, 1964. We have never seen another. An extraordinary rarity of this popular card

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India, 1929 (Nov. 4), Imperial Airways India – Great Britain FDC…

India, 1929 (Nov. 4), Imperial Airways India – Great Britain FDC of India’s First Airmail Set, each stamp a marginal single, cancelled Park Street, Calcutta, Nov. 4, with designer G. Grant’s signature on each selvage piece; cachet of four-propeller biplane with “India – Great Britain/by Imperial Airways/Via: – Bagdad, Gaza, Alexandria,/Salonika, Budapest, Vienna, Cologne”, and boxed “First Day/of Issue of/Air Mail Stamps” handstamp (repeated on reverse; red-white-blue “Avail Air Mails/and/Save Time” and blue-and-white “Air Mail” labels on front; reverse signed G. Grant and Stephen H. Smith (both dated 4 November), and J.D. Lingham (addressee in London, 21.11.29); snaking inch-long tear at left (through FDI handstamp), plus vertical crease and vertical fold not affecting stamps, still Very Fine overall, one of three covers known to exist. Estimate $200 – 300

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Canada, 1926-28, Patricia Airways & Exploration Ltd….

Canada, 1926-28, Patricia Airways & Exploration Ltd. flights, 17 covers (10 different) bearing Scott number CL13 (9, six different including Haileybury – Rouyn, Mar 31, 1927 and Cryderman Mine – Sioux Lookout, Aug 17, 1927) and CL25a; also includes flights by Patricia Airways Ltd., two bearing CL43 and a third bearing CL25a (Sioux Lookout – Jackson Manion, Mar 9, 1928); all different except the three duplicate CL13; also Indian Convention States an advertising card showing the company’s Passenger & Freight rates ca. 1926, Very Fine. AAMC CL13-2602/CL4-2802. Estimate $400 – 600

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China, 1931 (May 31), Shanghai – Berlin Eurasia Aviation Corp….

China, 1931 (May 31), Shanghai – Berlin Eurasia Aviation Corp. First Flight (Starr-Mills 40), six registered covers in all; two special-design envelopes Shanghai – Europe (Muller #31) with great multi-frankings, one with Registry receipt attached to the back; one regular envelope sent Shanghai – Manchouli (#31), two Manchouli – Shanghai covers (#32), plus a German Berlin – Shanghai Cover (#452), signed on reverse “S.J. Mills” (!), and a pristine bilingual Eurasia label; China covers each bear double-ring Shanghai (or Manchouli) c.d.s. with airplane design; German cover cancelled with Berlin bridge c.d.s.’s with Manchouli transit and Shanghai receiver on reverse, Very Fine, a great set of covers. Muller 31-32: 3,000 points. Estimate $500 – 750

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