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Lot No. 788

Auction No. 25
Category World Airmails
Est. $1800
Status Archived



China 1925 (26th Sept) China to Japan cover carried by Francesco de Pinedo with "3 Cts" on 4¢ Junk tied by bilingual cds with neighbouring boxed "FIRST AIRMAIL CHINA-JAPAN" cachet. Signed by the pilot "Fde Pinedo" at lower left. The mail was mislaid until March 1926 & only 52 items were recovered & forwarded of which only 6 were signed by De Pinedo. Some blemishes on reverse from previous mounting but frontally fine. Unsigned example sold at Hammers in 1995 for £2200 unsigned & Gaetano Vullo's similar cover sold in 2003 for £1529. Ex Frommer. (plate 5)


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