Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions

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Nov 29, 2017 America/New_York

Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 10:00 to Thursday Nov 30, 2017 16:00 America/New_York
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Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 09:00 America/New_York

The Thomas P. Knapp Collection of Aerophilately, including important offerings from many name collections (some lots still on exhibition pages) and loaded with original news articles, period photographs and research notes. A premier classic airmail postal history collection started in the 1930's by the late Mr. Knapp. Highlights include:

  • U.S. Pioneer Airmail Flights
  • East and West Transcontinental
  • Lindbergh and Earhart
  • Zeppelin Flights
  • Crash Covers
  • Balloons including Ballon Monté
  • Great Britain, Canada and Newfoundland Flights
  • Other Worldwide including West Indies, South Atlantic, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia
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Lot 1 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #1 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Sep 23), Neptune (Scott BM1), folded letter to Antwerp, Belgium franked with 30c Napoleon Laureate tied by "2" in star with "Paris/ Pl. St. Lazare" c.d.s., Sep 22, and red "PD", backstamped Antwerp Oct 19 (inverted day), Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 1; €15,000 ($15,990).
Scott $10,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

A rare and desirable cover carried on the first balloon to leave Paris after the...

Price: $ 2,500.00
Lot 2 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #2 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Sep 29), Les Etats-Unis (Scott BM3), folded letter to Trouville franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by "1" in star with "Paris/ Pl. de la Bourse" c.d.s. Sep 27, Very Fine.
Maury 3; €775 ($830).
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.

Price: $ 100.00
Lot 3 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #3 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 7), Armand Barbès (Scott BM6), Correspondence Havas, Sep 30 (French edition) to Bruges, Belgium, franked with 10c & 20c Napoleon Laureates tied by mute stars with blurred Sep 30 "Paris/ (60)" c.d.s. and boxed "PD", backstamped Bruges, Oct 13, Very Fine.
Yvert 6. Maury €1,375 ($1,470).
Scott $275 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.

Price: $ 200.00
Lot 4 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #4 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 7), Armand Barbès (Scott BM6), Correspondence Havas, Oct 1 (French edition) to Grenoble, franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by mute star and by Oct 1 "Paris/ (60)" c.d.s, backstamped Valence-s-Rhône & Grenoble, both Oct 17, Fine to Very Fine.
Yvert 6. Maury €1,375 ($1,470).
Scott $275 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.

Price: $ 200.00
Lot 5 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #5 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 12), Washington or Louis Blanc (Scott BM9 or BM10), folded letter to Pau franked with two 10c Napoleon Laureates tied by "25"in star with Oct 11 "Paris/ R. Serpente" c.d.s., backstamped Bordeaux transit and Pau c.d.s.s, both Oct 15, Very Fine. A most uncommon franking.
Yvert 9 or 10; €575+ ($610).
Scott $425+.
Estimate $250 - 350.

Price: $ 130.00
Lot 6 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #6 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 12), Washington or Louis Blanc (Scott BM9 or BM10), pair of plain postcards franked with 10c Napoleon Laureates; one to Paix-Verron, marked manuscript "par ballon libre" [by free balloon], stamp tied by clear "27" in star with Oct 8 "Paris/ Gros-Caillou" c.d.s; the other to Chalon-s-Saone, not marked for balloon, stamp tied by illegible "15" in star with Oct 10 "R. Bonaparte" c.d.s., backstamped Chalon-s-Saone,...

Price: $ 130.00
Lot 7 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #7 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 12), Washington or Louis Blanc (Scott BM9 or BM10), folded letter to Montreux, Switzerland franked with 30c Napoleon Laureate tied by "Paris/ R. du Cherche-Midi" c.d.s., Oct 9, with red boxed "PD", backstamped Montreux, Oct 16, Very Fine. It was unusual for this post office to use their datestamp as a cancelling device.
Yvert 9 or 10; €575 ($610).
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.

Price: $ 130.00
Lot 8 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #8 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 14), Washington or Louis Blanc (Scott BM9 or BM10), folded letter to Montereau franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by clear "9" in star with Oct 7 "Paris/ R. Montaigne" c.d.s., backstamped Montereau, Oct 17, Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 9 or 10; €400 ($430).
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 9 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #9 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 14), Godefroy Cavaignac or Jean Bart No. 1 (Scott BM11 or BM12), folded letter to Gex franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by "4" in star with Oct 12 "Paris/ Rue d'Enghien" c.d.s., backstamped Gex, Oct 16, Very Fine.
Maury 11 or 12.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 10 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #10 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 14), Godefroy Cavaignac or Jean Bart No. 1 (Scott BM11 or BM12), folded letter to Olette franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by "12" in star with Oct 13 "Paris/ Bt. Beaumarchais" c.d.s., redirected to Amelie-les-Baines, backstamped Carcassonne (Oct 17), Perpignan (Oct 18), Olette (Oct 19) and Amelie-les-Baines (Oct 20), Very Fine. Most unusual with five readable postmarks.
Maury 11 or 12.
...

Price: $ 100.00
Lot 11 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #11 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 14), Godefroy Cavaignac or Jean Bart No. 1 (Scott BM11 or BM12), folded letter to La Bernerie franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by "28" in star with "Paris/ R. Cardinal-Lemoine", c.d.s., Sep 28, backstamped Nantes, Oct 16, Very Fine. The postmark indicates that the letter should have flown Les Etats-Unis on Sep 29, but was delayed, for some reason, until Oct 14. The rue du Cardinal-Lemoine postmark...

Price: $ 100.00
Lot 12 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #12 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 16), Jules Favre No. 1 (Scott BM13), formular Ballon Monté letter sheet to Toulon-sur-Mer franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by light "35" in star with Oct 15 "Paris/ Ministere des Finance" c.d.s., backstamped Toulon-s-Mer, Oct 21, Very Fine.
Maury 13; €350 ($370).
Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 13 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #13 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 18), Victor Hugo (Scott BM15), formular Ballon Monté letter sheet to Montrichard franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by Oct 17 "Paris/ R. Cardinal-Lemoine" c.d.s., backstamped Montrichard, Oct 22; content is an articulate 3-page letter from a soldier defending the city (see website), Very Fine. It was unusual for this post office to use their datestamp as a cancelling device.
Maury 15; €450 ($480).
...

Price: $ 100.00
Lot 14 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #14 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 18), Victor Hugo (Scott BM15), folded letter to Angers franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by "20" in star with Oct 16 "Paris/ R.St-Domque-St-Gn, 56" c.d.s., backstamped Angers, Oct 22, Very Fine.
Maury 15; €450 ($480).
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 15 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #15 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 19), Lafayette (Scott BM16), tiny blue-bordered envelope to Givet endorsed "Armée de Paris" and sent unfranked with "Paris/ Maison Blanche" c.d.s., Oct 19, and boxed "P.P."; includes original letter (two sides of a tiny sheet of paper) dated Oct 18, from a Sergeant stationed at the fort at Moulin Saguet to his mother, two backstamps, Nov 2 & 6; a bit soiled, Fine and rare soldier's letter from Paris during the...

Price: $ 150.00
Lot 16 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #16 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 19), Lafayette (Scott BM16), folded letter to Brest franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by mute star with Oct 18 "Paris/ (60)" c.d.s., backstamped Brest, Oct 23, Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 16; €500 ($530).
Scott $350.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 17 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #17 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 22), Garibaldi (Scott BM17), folded letter to Cour-Cheverny franked with 20c Siege of Paris tied by large numeral "892" with Oct 19 "Paris/ La Chapelle-St Denis" c.d.s., redirected to Le Puy-en-Velay, backstamped Cour-Cheverny (Nov 3 & 4) and Le Puy-en-Velay (Nov 5), Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 17; €670 ($710).
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 18 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #18 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 22), Garibaldi (Scott BM17), folded letter to Dieppe franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by two strikes large numeral "2793" with Oct 21"Paris/ Passy-les-Paris" c.d.s., backstamped Dieppe, Nov 1, Very Fine.
Maury 17; €585 ($620).
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 19 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #19 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 27), Vauban (Scott BM19), folded letter to Chateauroux franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by mute star with Oct 25 "Paris/ (60)" c.d.s., backstamped Chateauroux, Nov 4, Very Fine.
Maury 19; €450 ($480).
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 20 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #20 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Oct 27), Vauban (Scott BM19), folded letter to Montmirail-Sarthe franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by large numeral "347" with Oct 24 "Paris/ les Batignolles" c.d.s., backstamped Montmirail-Sarthe, Nov 6, Very Fine.
Maury 19; €585 ($620).
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 21 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #21 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Nov 2), Fulton (Scott BM22), Gazette des Absents No. 3 to Havre, franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by illegible "14" in star with Oct 29 "Paris/ R. de Strasbourg" c.d.s., backstamped Paris a Havre transit (Nov 4) and Le Havre (Nov 5), Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 22; €500 ($530).
Scott $325+.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 22 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #22 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Nov 4), The Ferdinand Flocon (Scott BM23), Dépêche-Ballon No. 2 to Bordeaux, franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by illegible Paris c.d.s., unreadable backstamp but letter dated Nov 2; stamp slightly damaged, otherwise Fine.
Maury 23; €1,050 ($1,120).
Scott $275+.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 23 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #23 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Nov 6) Ville de Châteaudun (Scott BM25), Gazette des Absents No. 4 (no supplement) to St. Malo, franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by clear "38" in star with Nov 5 "Paris/ R. des Feuillantines" c.d.s., backstamped St. Malo, Nov 9, Very Fine.
Maury 25; €400+ ($430).
Scott $275+.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00
Lot 24 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #24 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Nov 6), Ville de Châteaudun (Scott BM25), Dépêche-Ballon No. 3 to Langrune-sur-Mer franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by red Nov 4 "Paris/ (SC)" c.d.s.; backstamped Caen (Nov 9) and Luc-s-Mer (Nov 9 & 10), Very Fine.
Maury 25; €1,250 ($1,330).
Scott $275 ++.
Estimate $350 - 500.

Price: $ 180.00
Lot 25 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Sale 707 The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Lot #25 - 1: Lighter-Than-Air Flights Ballon Monté

1870 (Nov 8), Gironde (Scott BM27), Gazette des Absents No. 5 to St. Nazare du Var, franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by light "1" in star with Nov 6 "Paris/ Pl. de la Bourse" c.d.s., backstamped St. Nazare du Var, Nov 11, Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 27; €500 ($530).
Scott $350.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Price: $ 80.00

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