Auctioned Irish Airmail Lots

Featured at Whyte's Auction of 12th February 2000 in Dublin

1/3 airmail stamp - extra feather variety
A6a. 1s3d orange top right corner vertical strip of 4 incl. extra feather variety on R4/6,


Very fine unmounted mint.

IR £300/£350

IR £420

A6a. 1s3d orange single with same variety cds cancel, scarce, fine used.

Estimate: IR £160/£180

Realised: IR £190

1/3 airmail stamp - single used with extra feather

1919 Handley Page cover for intended Newfoundland trans-Atlantic flight 1919 (June 9) cover St. John’s Newfoundland to Brighton with $1 Trans-Atlantic Air Post 1919 surcharge on 15c red tied machine cancel, also cds of Harbour Grace, June 14. Prepared for transatlantic airmail by Handley Page Atlantic but flight did not take place and eventually sent by ship. Vogt. C.190704.0. Creased and roughly opened, scarce.

Estimate: IR £400/£500

Realised: IR £500

1927 postcard to Kisumu with red hs “Service officially arranged .... but abandoned owing to breakdown of Hydroplane ...”, KISUMU cds of 31 March, Vogt. Z270312.4.


Estimate: IR £80/£100

Realised: IR £80

1927 Kisumu crash cover

1932 Irish acceptance for 3rd S America flight 1932 (April 14) Irish acceptance airmail cover, with 1s and 1/2d defins. paying printed paper rate to Pernambuco per 3rd South American Flight of the Graf Zeppelin with red and brown flight cachets, scarce, very fine

Estimate: IR £250/£300

Realised: IR £240

1932 Galway - Berlin acceptance for 9th S America Zeppelin flight
AC7b. 1932 (October 22) registered cover Galway to Herman Stoltz, Pernambuco, Brazil, 1s, 9d and 1/2d defins., GAILLIMH double ring cds, green AER POST/GAILLIMH-BERLIN cachet of first flight, red LUFTPOSTAMT/BERLIN handstamp, circular red and hexagonal orange handstamp of 9th South American Flight of the Graf Zeppelin, Pernambuco receipt cds on reverse of October 27. Adhesive tape at left edge and on reverse, otherwise fine. Scarce - Davis states only 25 flown. Fine

Estimate: IR £400/£450 Realised: Unsold

AC9. 1934 (May 15/24) New York to Rome record flight by Pond and Sabelli, cover with vas. postmarks incl. Lahinch, Co. Clare, where the plane crashed, signed by Sabelli, scarce, cat. £400, fine.

Estimate: IR £200/£250

Realised: IR £160

1934 Pond & Sabelli

1954 KLM crash at Shannon 1954 (Sept 3) Netherlands 30c aerogramme, Nordwijk to California, with fine SALVAGED FROM KLM CRASH AT SHANNON in black, fine. Vogt A.540905.1. Lockheed Super Constellation “Triton” crashed 32 seconds after take off into mudflats of Shannon estuary. 20 bags of mail salvaged, fine for this.

Estimate: IR £100/£110

Realised: IR £95

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