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  • Lot# : 1153 Ireland

    1922 (Apr. 6): Dollard 2/6 d. sepia brown used on registered envelope endorsed '2/6 stamp affixed by sender' in manuscript, sent from Dublin and dispatched to the London - Pairs flight, with London transit (Apr. 7) and Paris arrival mark  (Apr.8) on reverse. Very early Irish acceptance for London-Paris airmail service, only very few items known to date. In addition most interesting documentation (photocopies) from the Cyril Dulin Archive concerning 'General Regulations' for Irish Airmail usages.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 1154 Ireland

    1928 (Sept. 13): 'Ile de France' Catapult Mail from Ireland to Canada, registered photocard from Dublin prepared for the Catapult flight to Canada, franked with 2s.6d, 10d. and 2 ½ d. with attached green label with manuscript "Catapult airmail per SS Ile de France via Plymouth" sent via "London 16 Sep. 26" to Winnipeg Sept. 27". Unfortunately the catapult aircraft had a forced landing into the sea near Sicilly Islands Sept. 13th. This accident stopped all further flights. A rare acceptance of Irish Mail and one of only three items known.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1155 Ireland

    Transatlantic Flight Dublin - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland 1930 (June): Typewritten headed lettersheet 'AN ROINN  PUIST AGUS TELEGRAFA, BAILE ATHA CLIATH (Departement of Post & Telegraphs, Dublin) dated June 20th (1930): "... I am directed by Minister for Posts and Telegraphs to state that it is not proposed to despatch mails on the occasion of Captain Kinsford-Smith's flight form Ireland to the United States, together with envelope to London (June 11), taxed on arrival with 4d. and signed by Charles Kingsfort Smith, possibly carried by favour of the crew on their positioning flight Croydon - Baldonnel (June 4).
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 1156 Ireland

    KLM Abel Tasman Flight (Amsterdam) - Batavia - Melbourne 1931 (May 11): Irish acceptances - Two registered envelopes from Dublin April 28th, each franked with Seahorse 2/6 d. brown plus additional franking forwarded  April 29th London - Amsterdam and on April 30th with regular KLM service to Batavia, dispatched May 12th to special flight service by KLM Fokker VIIb 'Abel Tasman' arriving Melbourne May 19th. A fine pair with Seahorse frankings.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1157 Ireland

    Air mail provisionals made for the James Mollison Flight 1932 (Aug. 18): "ATLANTIC AIR MAIL AUGUST" magenta overprint on 1 s. 'Sword of Light' light blue in a horizontal pair with full original gum, each value signed on reverse by 'Jam' in manuscript (J.A, Mollison). A very scarce unused horizontal pair and the only mint example in existance. The collectors research revealed the existance of only 15 mint stamps with this private overprint, as there are only five singles, one pair and two blocks of four with one housed in the British Library.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 1158 Ireland

    Irish Accptance for early Imperial Airways flight to Asia, destination Korea 1937 (May 24): Commercially used cover endorsed 'By air Mail to Shanghai' franked with Sommerset House 2/6 s. chocolate plus addtional franking from 'Cros Ui Maoilfhiona' with Shanghai and Canton transit marks on reverse, forwarded to the Catholic Church in Korea. Very unusual destination. Hibernian/MacDonnell T75.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1159 Ireland

    1937 (Sept. 8): St. Patrick 2/6 d. green used on First Day of Issue on registered envelope from "Port Lairge 8.IX.37" (Waterford to USA, backstamped on reverse with New York transit and  "Ann Arbor Michigan Sep-17" on reverse. Fresh and fine appearance. Scarce St Patrick high value single franking and First Day usage. Cert. Charles F. Bourke (1937).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1160 Ireland

    1945 (June 16): Second St. Patrick issue 10 s. deep blue wmk. 'e', tied by "BAILE ATHA CLIATH 16.6.45" to registered and censored  envelope to Highland Park ILL, USA, with typewritten "First Day of Issue" at upper left, bakstamped "New York Reg'y.Div. 7.1.1945" and "Highland Park ILL Jul 2 1945" on reverse. One of the earliest known usages as MacDonnell Whyte, Feldman and Gibbons mention only July 1945 as date of Issue (without exact day) for the 10 s. value Hilbernian/MacDonell D32.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 570 CHF

    Lot# : 1161 Ireland

    1926/31: Large sized 5 d. stationery envelopes (2) to Lyon, both additionally franked with Seahorses 5 s. (T60, other with T67) sent registered from Dublin via London - Pairs - Lyon airmail service, first tied by "BAILE ATHA CLIATH  28 JU (19)26" cds, second  with Express delivery service posted at "CORGAIGH JU 27 (19)31". Scarce usages of large stationeries, especially on airmail services Jung = EU2bK.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1162 Ireland

    Irish Acceptances for Imperial Airways flights to Australia and Africa 1930/37: 1934 (Dec. 6): Group of eight envelopes, all with Seahorse 2/6 d. frankings, including 1934 Imperial opening Service to Syney, Darwin and Brisbane (IE 298, Dec. 8), further registered Express delivery cover to Cape Town (1930), Kampala, Uganda (1933) Johannesburg (1936) and Pretoria (1937). A fine selection of airmail Seahorse frankings, only few known.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1163 Ireland

    Imperial Airways First Flight Service (London) - Penang to Hong Kong 1936 (March 14): Legal size commercial envelopes (3) all franked with Seahorse 2/6d. tied by "BAILE ATHA CLIATH 9.III.36" cds. dipatched to Imperial Airways London-Penang service IE427 and forwarded to imperial Airways First Connecting Flight FFE2 Penang - Hong Kong, backstamped "Hong Kong March 31 1936" on reverse. a fine trio of very rare Irish acceptance to China.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 1164 Ireland

    Irish Accpetances for early Imperial Airways flights to Australia 1937: Group of five commercial envelopes and one parcel fragment of the same correspondence to Newcastle NSW, of which two with 10 sh. Seahorse frankings, including two large envelopes franked with 10 s. indigo, 'EARLY & Co. Artists in stained  Glass' address label franked with 5 s. rose red (2) on a parcel mail fragment as well as three commercial covers franked with 1922/23 definitives. Commercially used 10 s. Seahorses are rarely seen.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 1165 Ireland

    PAN AM First Regular Transatlantic Flight Service Foynes - New York - San Francisco - Honolulu 1939 (June 30): Two Irish acceptances to Guam and Honolulu, first franked with St. Patrick  2/6d. green plus additional franking carried by China Clipper to Guam with arrival mark July 10 on reverse., second franked with Seahorse 2/6d. and forwarded by Transpacific service New York to Hawaii (July 6), signed by Oscar Traynor, Minister of Defence. Fine pair showing the usage of both issues in the same period (Definitves and Seahorses). In addition interesting documentation of 1931/32 Lou Reichers Atlantic Attempt: Newark - Harbourg Grace - (Dublin) with his Lockheed Altair NR998Y, named 'Miss The Liberty", to beat Charles Lindbergh's record time and ending up with a crash landing 50 miles off the Irish coast, incl. signed souvenir cover from Newark (May 12 1931), newspapers clips as well as original photographs.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 1166 Ireland

    Imperial Transatlantic Wartime Services 1939/43: Lot 13 covers with high frankings to USA, incl. Seahorse 2/6 d. used on cover from "Belfast 15 AUG 1939" to Canada together with twelve St. Patrick 2/6 d. wmk 'se' frankings, of which ten censored. St. Patrick frankings wmk 'se' are generally rare Hibernian/MacDonnell D13.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 1167 Ireland

    1944/70: Album 26 airmail covers, all with better 1940/49 St. Patrick frankings wmk 'e' 2/6 d., 5 s. and 10 s. to overseas destinations, incl. 2/6 d. franking on O.A.T. cover to Kampala Uganda, after war usages to Nigeria (1946), Jerusalem, Palestine (1947), Northern Rhodesia (1947), South Africa (1950), Guam (1948), 10 s.single  frankings on censored cover to Canada (1945, Jan.) as well as 10 s. fiscally usages on telegram forms. Further group of official airmail leavlets 1922/74, incl. five "Iris an Phuist' leaflets with airmail rates, Winter timetable 1934/37.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 1237 Ireland

    KLM DC-2 PH-AKL "Lijster' crash at Croydon Airport en route London - Amsterdam 1936 (Dec.9): Large fragment of envelope franked with four adhesives from "Baile Atha Cliath Dec 8" addressed to Rotterdam with attached sealing labels 'Found open or damaged' applied in London. Rare envelope with fire marks on three sides with full content. The airplaine was completely destroyed during take off, only a small part of the mail was recovered Nierinck 361209.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 1245 Ireland

    Imperial Airways Crash of Short S.23 'CALPURNIA' on Lake Ramadi, Baghdad 1938 (Nov. 27): Group of four covers from Ireland carried from London to New Zealand, one bearing two line handstamp 'RECEIVED AT AUCKLAND IN / DAMAGED CONDITION' in red and the other three with 'RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION / EX FLYING BOAT CALPURNIA' in violet, addressed to diff. destinations within New Zealand Nierinck 381127 a+d
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 1256 Ireland

    Pan American Crash of Lockheed L049 Constellation N88858 "Empress of the Skies" Karachi - London 1948 Apr. 15): Group of six fragments or large part of envelopes, incl. one from Damascus, Syria with accompanying ambulance envelope and five from Turkey of which one bearing rare four line handstamp: 'DELAY DUE TO AIRMAIL / INTERRUPTION NEAR -SHANNON EIRE / APR. 15 1948" in violet (to date only known) and one with official Irisch ambulance envelope as well as one with official US certificate of 'Department of State General Staff US Army' dated May 14th, 1948. Very rare Nierinck 480415 a+b.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1258 Ireland

    Aer Lingus DC-3 EI-AFL 'St. Kevin' London - Dublin flight crashed at Dolwyddelan / Nant-Gwynant in Wales 1952 (Jan. 10): Selection of four envelopes from Sweden, all bearing typewritten label "This item was recovered from the wreck of the Aer Lingus plane St. Kevin" cancelled by Dublin postmark (Jan 14 or 15) together with many documents, photographs and official Accident Report of Court Investigation as well as newspapers reporting from the desaster. Further three Aer Lingus Flight reports of previous flights (1950/52), signed by Capt. Richard Laker, passenger on board the 'St. Kevin'. Scarce and fine Nierinck 520110 = CHF 2'600.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF
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