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Lot No. 732

Auction No. 26
Category World Airmails
    Airmails
Est. $60
Status Auction Pending

 

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New Zealand 1938 (2nd Jan) New Zealand to USA second survey flight by Sikorsky S-42 "Samoan Clipper". Registered Wellington & addressed to Brussels bearing 1935 Airmail set of 3 & 2/- Cook x 2 tied by Wellington 26 DE 37 cds's with circled "432/B" in black & boxed "New Zealand - USA First Airmail December 1937" cachet in violet. San Francisco b/s alongside "Consulat De Belgique Wellington" cachet, unusually in purple. Small repaired tear at top otherwise fine & attractive example. Scheduled to depart on 31st Dec 1937 but delayed by bad weather.