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Scan #13070 - New Zealand 1d red KGV Admiral [1 stamp washed away] on a "wreck cover" , addressed to Rudy Vallee [ singer and entertainer of the 1930,s and 1940's ] , New York City - Wellington, NZ - 9 Aug 1930 - H/S in purple "Salvaged from SS Tahiti Lost at Sea" - 1930 Aug 18 en route in New Zealand waters from Wellington to Rarotonga, when she lost a propeller and sank some 460 miles from Rarotonga - mail was salvaged and sent on to destination - B/S "San francisco, Calif, FD Sep 1 1930 - re-directed to 67 West 44th Street - similar covers retail priced as follows - Stanley Gibbons 195 pounds, Chris Rainey 150 pounds, SoleryLlach on e-bay 165 euros, StatusInternational e-bay listing $349.00 US, Auckland City Stamp Auctions $240.00 NZ - my price: $150.00 Cdn - Scan #13061 - Egypt unused Egyptian postcard with viewside showing "an execution by hanging" - $25.00 Cdn - Scan #13094 - Cuba postcard from Cuba - Habana, Cuba - Feb 12 1943 - to Canada with Cuban censored mark and also Canadian censored mark - unusual - $25.00 Cdn -
Scan #6551 - Iraq - 1933 airmail cover to USA - M/S "Air Mail Via London" - H/S 2 red parallel lines indicating air service ended and surface mail took over in England - fold line down centre of cover - $35.00 Cdn - Scan #4796 - Spain 1916 [ illustrated advertising ] cover to USA - Madrid - 6 Dic 1916 - $25.00 Cdn - mobile acetylene cutting torch on front , sheet metal break on back - Scan #7845 - Yugoslavia 1934 Flight cover to Germany - file holes at left - nice markings - $25.00 Cdn -
Scan #7689 - Great Britain Xmas Greetings by First All-Australian Air Mail - London F.S. - 22 Dec 1931 - B/S Melbourne 22 Jan 1932 - Australia Air Mail Catalogue value of $60.00 - mail originally intended for Christmas delivery left London 7 January on the "Seven Star" , pilot Kingsford Smith - - $37.50 Cdn - Scan #12305 - Australia no franking - "On His Majesty's Service" - H/S "Certified Official" - mailed in the British zone of Berlin with a Field Post Office cancel plus an "Australian Military Mission" cancel [ Australia set up a mission within the British zone in the late 1940's ] - $25.00 Cdn - Scan #9042 - Cuba 20c + 5c airmails to the American Occupation Zone , Berlin - Havana , Cuba - Apr 18 1947 - $14.50 Cdn - M/S " Via New York" - H/S "CIVIL CENSORSHIP , GERMANY passed by 30157" - B/S Berlin NW 7 - May 17 1947 - with letter enclosed -
Scan #7808 - TransJordan 1,2,3,4 mils [ perf 13.5 X 13 ] on cover to Canada - Amman - 9 ? 1939 - $40.00 Cdn - valign=top Scan #4613 - Great Britain wrapper to Canada - Reading - Ju 11 1900 - $20.00 Cdn - Scan #4612 - Great Britain double weight UPU to Canada - Helensburgh - Mr 17 1897 - $20.00 Cdn -
Scan #4705 -Australia first flight to Tasmania - Kew - 1 My 1931 - $30.00 Cdn - flown by ANA Ltd - Scan #4702 - New Zealand to USA - Dargaville , NZ - Ap 30 1932 - $40.00 Cdn - 398 pieces of mail were flown for the Air Travel company by MC McGregor(pilot) from Dargaville to Auckland with mail requiring surface delivery to the US being dropped off at Russell , NZ - M/S "Via Russell" - H/S "Not Paid For United States Air Mail Service" - B/S cachet for "Air Mail - Special Flight" - Scan #4704 - New Zealand special airmail Auckland to Invercargill - Auckland , NZ - 12 De 1933 - $22.50 Cdn - 5000 pieces of mail were flown by Charles Ulm(pilot) in "Faith in Australia" to demonstrate that a non-stop flight could be made from one end of the island to the other - flight took 8 hours - some tropical toning marks on cover -