U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

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Feb 28, 2017 America/New_York

Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 10:00 America/New_York
Last date for bids: 
Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 08:00 America/New_York

We are pleased to present our February 28-March 1  2017 sale, with 1,528 lots, including Part III of the Heinz Gappe (H.G.I Company) inventory of Flight and Zeppelin covers of the world, as well as properties of numerous vendors and estates sold by their order. There are selections of attractive United States, Western European countries with Austria, Benelux, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Danzig, Saar, Italy and Colonies, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Scandinavia.  Great Britain and British Commonwealth are well represented, with many interesting flight covers from the Gappe holdings. In addition, we are featuring an important collection of Russia, especially Air Post, with many rarities, errors and varieties.  As always, our sale includes selections of better South America, Asia and rest of the world. We conclude with 130+ large lots and collections, which range from single country collections to multi-carton worldwide groups of stamps and covers, including group lots from the ex-Gappe stock.  This entire sale is online at www.cherrystoneauctions.com. Please check with us often, as additional scans are continuously uploaded.  A limited number of printed catalogues are available on request. 

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Lot 683 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot #683 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers

1920 (3 Feb) Bombay to Karachi, registered first flight cover (slightly reduced at left), with registry label on back, Bombay Air Post departure and Karachi arrival pmk, scarce dispatch (Muller 3), signed Gappe
Estimate: $200

Lot 684 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot #684 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers

1927 (14 Feb) Stack and Leets flight from Karachi to Lahore, franked 3p (2) and 1/2a tied by the special cachet (another strike alongside), Karachi cds below, on reverse special Lahore arrival handstamp of Feb. 17, subsequently returned to Karachi with arrival datestamp of Feb 19, minor toning, mostly fine
Estimate: $300

Lot 685 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot #685 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers

1927 (14 Feb) cover addressed to Karachi, franked with 4a tied by the special cachet, Karachi cds below, on reverse special Lahore arrival handstamp of Feb. 17, subsequently returned to Karachi with arrival datestamp of Feb. 19, overall toning, otherwise fine
Estimate: $200

Lot 686 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot #686 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers

1929 (Jan-Feb) World Flight by Baron Von Koenig - "Kamerad Card" souvenir postcard (Map) used on the Calcutta to Rangoon stage, franked 1/2a, tied by Park Street cancellations of Jan. 15, boxed "Delayed by Unfavourable weather left 5th February" cachet in green alongside, signed by Stephen H. Smith, fine
Estimate: $250

Lot 687 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot #687 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers

1929 (13 June) first flight cover (legal size envelope) from Karachi to Belfast, Ireland, fine
Estimate: $250

Lot 688 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot #688 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers

1931 (26 Apr) large cover with backflap "Imperial Airways Karachi" handstamp, endorsed "with First Australian England Airmail Portwin, Delhi", further carried on his Australian England record 28/9/31 and finally addressed to Imperial Airways, London, with GB 1 1/2d franking, some cover wear, rare
Estimate: $1500

Lot 689 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot #689 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers

1931 (13 Apr) Experimental flight by Major Craveiro Lopes, envelope addressed to Nova-Goa, franked 1a. with Bombay cancellation, "First Air Mail from Bombay to Portuguese India" alongside, on reverse arrival cds of April 14, fine
Estimate: $300

Lot 690 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot #690 - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers

1931 (13 Apr) Experimental flight by Major Craveiro Lopes, envelope franked Inauguration 1/4a (2) and 1/2a with Bombay cancellations, "First Air Mail from Bombay to Portuguese India" cachet, arrival cds of Aug. 14 on reverse, some overall staining and other slight faults
Estimate: $200

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