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Lot No. 1423

Auction No. 27
Category World Airmails
Est. $900
Status SOLD $720



France 1909 "Grande Semaine D 'Aviation de la Champagne" - A magnificent week of flying In the Champagne region. A one frame exhibit on 15 sheets about this, Worlds first International Air Show with a galaxy of pioneer aviators & antique aircraft, new flying records & an amazing 500 000 visitors & VIP's. 30 000 Postcards were mailed daily with the world first aerophilatelic postmark. The display comprises of 27 postcards of which 2 are coloured - a cartoon Belgian artist card by Henry & a Bourdoir Lefevre-Utile Artists Card postally used Brussels on 27th July 1911. The 25 b&w postcards are phototypes by J Bienaime, Reims & are presented in such a manner as to highlight the venue, the organisation & the outcomes of the air show. The final card in the exhibit was postally used to Paris 26 AU 09. The 10c French stamp is tied by the special Aerophilatelic postmark. The official vignette prepared for the event is tastefully placed on front of the card. Cond is generally very fine. This display could easily be expanded using postcards from the next 7 lots of additional cards.