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U.S. Contract Air Mail (CAM) First Flight Cover Large Collection: Extensive collection of 248 VF all-different Contract Air Mail (CAM) first flight covers, vast majority during the 1920s, a few later, virtually all with cachets. Thirty-seven different routes are represented, with a vast array of different legs on those routes. Some legs had extremely small quantities of mail carried, yet they have very modest values. All are sleeved and identified with AAMC numbers. Quality is excellent throughout. Pioneer air cover makers include Worden, Harvey, Dinnebier, Gorham, Bond, Landers, and many others. Many with better frankings including one with Columbian 1c 4-block, one a 2c Columbian Broken Hat, many 2c red blocks including many with plate numbers, also imperforates, a couple Washington-Franklins, many franked with early airmails, special delivery stamps, one with a 2c Pan-American, 5c Ericssons, one with a Canal Zone stamp used in California, etc., etc. Tremendous variety and terrific eye appeal! This appears to have been a collection that an experienced postal history dealer purchased and priced up, but it appears that he passed away before doing anything further with it -- I am guessing about 20 years ago. Labeled postal history dealer retail pricing totals $4677.50. While there is one here or there that I might have priced a few dollars less, there are dozens that I would have priced quite a bit higher! A very impressive assemblage offered at a very attractive price! This would be a terrific way to start a collection with a bang -- or great for a dealer at only about 25% of the labeled retail value! This is really a remarkable offering at less than $5 per cover, but containing many valuable covers! Shipping cost is additional for this item.

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AAMC #108b, September 5, 1918, early experimental flight from New York to Chicago, with stops at Lock Haven PA, Cleveland OH, and Bryan OH. This cover was carried from New York to Cleveland. Franked by 16c green Biplane #C2. Mailed by the "Aerial League of America" and with nice blue "AERO / MAIL" large winged handstamp. Cancellation as illustrated in AAMS catalog: Violet oval "N.Y. CHIC. / AERO MAIL / 9-5-1918 / FIRST TRIP". Cleveland Sep 6 backstamp as expected. The cover was roughly opened, and since slightly repaired, in the area of the stamp, but the stamp itself is undamaged and F-VF, tied to the cover by two light strikes of the cancellation. The catalog states "Experimental flight by Army Pilots Max Miller and E.W. Gardner in Army planes. Miller was forced down several times... Gardner... was also forced down several times.." It sounds like a rough trip, but both planes made it to Chicago and then back to New York. The 1990 AAMS price supplement values any leg of this flight at $150. The 2020 Scott value of the used stamp is $30 and $55 on most common cover -- this is much scarcer!
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U.S. Scott #C12 x6 (4-block and pair) [5 cent Globe and Wings, Perf 11 x 11 Flat Plate] (Fine, F-VF) on 1930 FAM Route 10 (actually listed in the catalog for FAM 6 carried under contract for FAM 10) first flight cover leg "ST. THOMAS / V.I. / #1 duplex" (U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS) to FRENCH GUIANA. AAMS FAM #F6-42a (5th edition, 1981); 581 pieces of mail carried on this leg. Originated and canceled 4 October 1930 at "PHILADELPHIA / GERMANTOWN STA.", via Miami, to ST. THOMAS where it was held for the 11 November flight -- and then RE-CANCELED at ST. THOMAS. Arrived "CAYENNE / GUYANE-FRANCAISE"; the arrival occurred on 12 November, but the mail was not backstamped until 20 November pending instructions from Pairs (according to AAMS 5th edition). The origination of the service was planned for 21 October, but was delayed due to a revolution in Brazil (the endpoint of the service). From Cayenne, instructions routed the cover back to Germantown instead of onward to Brazil, but there are no further postmarks. Two different airmail labels: international blue label covering an ornate domestic label. Very interesting and attractive. Early first flight covers involving St. Thomas are unusual -- this was just 12 years after the Danes sold DWI to the U.S.
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U.S. Scott #C9 [1927 20 cent Planes and Map] and C10 [1927 10 cent Lindbergh] (VF, F-VF) on 1931 FAM Routes 5 and 6 first flight cover leg "ST. THOMAS / V.I. / #1 duplex" (U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS) to MATURIN, VENEZUELA. AAMS FAM #F6-79 (5th edition, 1981). Originated and canceled 10 February 1931 at ST. THOMAS and with 11 November violet handstamp. Large and ornate, violet arrival undated handstamp on reverse. Attractive violet handstamped cachet picturing a plane in flight and outline of South America, with the text "COMPLETING THE LINDBERGH CIRCLE". (Lindbergh was involved in pioneering the Central and Northern South America routes.) Very interesting and attractive. Early first flight covers involving St. Thomas are unusual -- this was just 13 years after the Danes sold DWI to the U.S. A scarcer flight cover.
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