Lot Number: 18
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: 157
|Date: 1937, Jan 7|
Description: France to Costa Rica, bs 18/1, via New York 14/1 and Miami 15/1, high frank registered (label) cover with attractive red imprint airmail etiquette franked 17F for carriage by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, canc Paris cds, typed 'Par Avion - New York - San Jose', ms 'Via New York'. Rapid 11 day transit.. Uncommon origin-destination combination.
Lot Number: 349
|Date: 1941, Dec 23|
Category: Gold Coast
Description: American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. Crossed the Atlantic twice by air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.
Lot Number: 472
|Date: 1929, Feb 09|
Description: Inaugural FAM 5, Panama to Miami, franked 2c National + 25c air,canc Agencia Postal Panama cds, violet two line 'Panamerican Airways Inc/Primer Vuelo' and double ring F/F cachets,flight cachet. Because USPOD had not authorised Panama mail it was neither backstamped at Miami, nor forwarded from there by domestic airmail. This notwithstanding, such mail is an imprtant part of FAM 5's inaugural history.
Lot Number: 473
|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: 638
|Date: 1931, Jan 2|
Description: SCARCE F/F FAM 5 Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, bs 7/1, via Miami, registered (label) cover franked 11d, black 'R' in oval tying blue/white winged 'PAA' vignette, Pan Am. Ref Locke JM, 1962. On Jan 9, 1931 Kingston replaced Ceinfuegos as the express service overnight stop - AAMC III 2004, p52.