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854 ARGENTINA - AIRMAIL POSTAL HISTORY
Auction #2222: WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!
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VF.     1/JA/1929 Buenos Aires - Asuncin del Paraguay - Buenos Aires - Montevideo: 2 Covers carried on experimental flight of Aeroposta Argentina S.A., subsidiary of Compaa General Aeropostal (round flights, the return flight to Uruguay). The first cover, outbound leg, bears a dispatching cancel of Buenos Aires 31/DE/1928 (day before the flight, which took off on 1/JA at 6 am, there were 2 LATE-25 monoplanes which carried less than 5 covers) and Asuncin arrival with date error (it says February), sent by Count Dedalot. The return flight has a dispatching cancel of Asuncin 1/JA/1929 (the planes took off on 2/JA at 6 am and carried less than 10 covers, and this piece is the ONLY ONE with final destination Uruguay!), with Buenos Aires arrival of 2/JA and Montevideo arrival of 3/JA (on back at bottom right) and another one of 16/MAR when it was probably delivered, and SIGNED BY PILOT FICARELLI. Excellent lot, UNIQUE, fantastic document from the times of the early development of Argentine aviation with small planes and daring pilots! Ex-Algerio Nonis
Starting Price: US$ 9000       Current Price: US$ 11551
Bid US$ 12707 or more     Closing: 2022-06-23 22:30:00
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