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Lot No. 563

Auction No. 26
Category Airmail Collections
Est. $1200
Status SOLD $960



Czechoslovakia 1918-1932 airmail covers written up on 32 leaves being the first 2 frames of 8 with entire exhibit originally stretching to 1940 originally. Exhibit traces the airmail route & rates to &/or from over 35 different countries to &/or from Czechoslovakia & the many airlines that carried the mail during the period. Starts with 1918 Cracow-Vienna, stopping at Olomouc (Czech) bearing Austria airmails set of 3, then 3 10.1.21 registered covers with etiquettes Praha-Paris, Praha-Strasbourg & Praha-London with the 14k air on Strasbourg, the 24k on Paris & the 28k on London with all covers also bearing 250h defin covering 1k25 per 20g & 1k25 registration. 1922 Airs also appears on covers incl one to famous philatelist Theodore Champion. Continues with a mix of envelopes & pre-stamped postcards displaying a variety of markings incl first flight, tax & pictorial cachets. As a number of different airlines are represented & covers are both outgoing & incoming, there is a wide variety of frankings & rates. Last exhibited at Phila Taipei in 2016 by the late Ross Wood where it received a Large Vermeil. (64)