Lot Number: 12
Description: Central America, fine collection of 36 airmail covers, 1927-50, including 23 F/F from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Canal Zone, amongst which are 1926 Santa Rosa-Guatemala, 1927 Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 pilot signed Santiago de Cuba-Port au Prince, 1929 San Juan-Paramibo, 1930 Port au Prince-San Juan, 1931 Mexico Nuevitas-Camaguey1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba, 1937 first 24 hour service Canal Zone-Miami, and more mostly pre WWII, also censored, registered, several interesting Jusqua's, attractive frankings with clear postmarks and flight cachets, no duplication. Images.
Lot Number: 442
|Date: 1933, Sep 7|
Description: Early non philatelic airmail, Jamaica to UK, Kingston to Birmingham, bs 15/9, via Miami 8/9 and New York 9/9, registered (label) cover franked 1/2 1/2d, tied pale blue/dark blue airmail etiquette. Good routing.
Lot Number: 568
|Date: 1931, Nov 24|
Description: Lindbergh crash F/F American Clipper, unlisted dispatch from Colon to Miami via Cristobal and on to New Jersey, flown by Lindbergh from Cristobal to Miami on the inaugural mail flight of the American Clipper , airmail cover franked 20c, black framed "Agencia de Colon/Vuelo de Lindbergh/Panama-EEUU" flight cachet, Pan Am. The flight was interrupted during take-off (AAMC 31.12A). Nice item, ex Krupnik.
Lot Number: 634
|Date: 1945, Apr 21|
Category: South Africa
Description: WWII uncensored airmail, Johannesburg to Chicago, bs 23/5, plain cover franked 3/6d single rate, uncommon red framed "Airmail-Lugpost/Via West Coast" directional hand stamp, sealed US EB Examiner 30886 (Miami) censor tape. Likely flown by Sabena from Johannesburg up West Coast to Leopoldville, then OAT to Miami by US FAM 22, then US internal airline to Chicago. Could be a nice example of the important role Sabena played in linking South Africa to the Western Hemisphere during WWII, see Boyle, p686. A nice one for further study.