Airmail Collector Reference Database - Wake Island

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(Wake Island) 1935 Navy Survey Flight to Wake Island - tied 2/25/35 - Manila, PI - original flight to Guam and then to Wake Island and ending in Hawaii, long envelope self addressed to Lt J.Johnson USN (Pilot) aboard USS Nitro with black/white 'First Flight // Wake Island' cachet  and 'Fleet Air Base/Pearl Harbour/Hawaii/Mar 15 1935' arrival hs. Very scarce, identical cover retails at 640 USD

Wake Island, 1935, Feb 25
1935 Navy Survey Flight to Wake Island - tied 2/25/35 - Manila, PI - original flight to Guam and then to Wake Island and ending in Hawaii, long envelope self addressed to Lt J.Johnson USN (Pilot) aboard USS Nitro with black/white 'First Flight // Wake Island' cachet and 'Fleet Air Base/Pearl Harbour/Hawaii/Mar 15 1935' arrival hs. Very scarce, identical cover retails at 640 USD

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(Wake Island) R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD.

Wake Island, 1935, Aug 13
R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD.

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(Wake Island) R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD. Image.

Wake Island, 1935, Aug 13
R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD. Image.

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(Wake Island) R.O.D. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD.

Wake Island, 1935, Aug 13
R.O.D. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD.

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(Wake Island) First acceptance of mail from Wake Island for China, for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am FAM 14 fight from Guam to Hong Kong. Blue/white printed 'PAA/Trans-Pacific Route' corner cover franked 20c air x2, canc 'Guam Apr 27, 1937' cds and 'Guam to Hong Kong' double globe flight cachet, tying fine strike violet "Mailed At/Wake Island/Pacific Ocean" cachet, bs Hong Kong 28/4 and Shanghai 30/4, blue 'Via Airmail' hs.  Although Pan Am set up a base for its clipper service in 1935 there was no post office on Wake Island until the outbreak of WWII. Before then all mail was channelled through Honolulu or Guam. A scarce item in fine condition.

Wake Island, 1937, Apr 27
First acceptance of mail from Wake Island for China, for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am FAM 14 fight from Guam to Hong Kong. Blue/white printed 'PAA/Trans-Pacific Route' corner cover franked 20c air x2, canc 'Guam Apr 27, 1937' cds and 'Guam to Hong Kong' double globe flight cachet, tying fine strike violet "Mailed At/Wake Island/Pacific Ocean" cachet, bs Hong Kong 28/4 and Shanghai 30/4, blue 'Via Airmail' hs. Although Pan Am set up a base for its clipper service in 1935 there was no post office on Wake Island until the outbreak of WWII. Before then all mail was channelled through Honolulu or Guam. A scarce item in fine condition.

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