BOOKS MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGUES ON AIR MAIL INCLUDING ZEPPELIN CONCORDE HELICOPTERS PIONEER FLIGHTS * BALLON MONTEES * GLIDER MAIL * ROCKET MAIL ETC * EPHEMERA * CINDERELLAS * POSTER STAMPS ETC

BOOKS MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGUES ON AIR MAIL INCLUDING ZEPPELIN CONCORDE HELICOPTERS PIONEER FLIGHTS * BALLON MONTEES * GLIDER MAIL * ROCKET MAIL ETC * EPHEMERA * CINDERELLAS * POSTER STAMPS ETC

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USA PIONEER AIRMAILS - beautiful book, hardbound
Country: USA
Condition: USA PIONEER AIRMAILS - beautiful book, hardbound
Description: The Pioneer Airplane Mails of the United States by Thomas J. O'Sullivan. This 346 page book is the most comprehensive study of U.S. Pioneer airmail flights and mail. It covers 99 different mail-carrying flights during the period between 1910 and 1916. four of which have not yet been included in the American Air Mail Catalogue. In its five chapters, the author provides details of the pioneer flights, their pilots and experiences, and the mail they carried. The book is replete with 273 illustrations of old news accounts, aircraft and covers.
Price: $43.00
Item Id #012044    See Details...
PERU CIVIL AVIATION
Country: PERU
Condition: PERU CIVIL AVIATION
Description: Peruvian Civil Aviation *** by Herbert H. Moll. *** This 87 page monograph covers the early experimental flights made by Peruvians such as Jorge Chavez, the first person to fly over the Andes, and Juan Bielouvic whom the author knew personally. The early flights of the 1920's and 1930's are chronicled, and the development of the Faucett and PANAGRA airlines are discussed, with many illustrations of first flight covers. Inroads in Peruvian aviation service made by European carriers such as Air France and Lufthansa are covered in Chapter 4, and the book finishes with a discussion of postal rates. Mr. Moll is a well known international philatelist and judge, and published the first specialized catalog of Peru in 1957.
Price: $44.00
Item Id #003615    See Details...
GRAF ZEPPELIN IN OESTERREICH by Duggan in German
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: GRAF ZEPPELIN IN OESTERREICH by Duggan in German
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY A truly important book replete with excellent illustrations -- well researched - GERMAN text - this book is an absolute must for the specialist. Examines flights from 1929 to 1931 in great detail including postal rates, postmarks and cachets, flight routes etc. Much information not found elsewhere: highly recommended.
Price: $32.00     Sale Price! $30.00
Item Id #012067    See Details...
COLLECTING AIR MAIL: USEFUL INTRODUCTION
Country: USA
Condition: COLLECTING AIR MAIL: USEFUL INTRODUCTION
Description: Collecting Air Mail Edited by Cheryl Ganz. A twenty-six page booklet describing the joys of collecing Air Mail stamps and postal history. BASICS COLLECTING COVERS AIR MAIL STAMPS LITERATURE PIONEER PERIOD DEVELOPMENTAL & MODERN PERIOD COLLECTING BY COUNTRIES, ROUTE, AIRLINE VIA BALLOON VIA ZEPPELIN GLIDER, ROCKET, RECOVERED MAIL AIRCRAFT ON STAMPS AVIATORS ASTROPHILATELY EXHIBITING GLOSSARY MOST USEFUL Booklet (8.5" x 11") 26 PAGES 8" x 11"
Price: $14.00
Item Id #004148    See Details...
USA AIR MAIL CATALOGUE VOLUME I 6th EDITION 517 page
Condition: USA AIR MAIL CATALOGUE VOLUME I 6th EDITION 517 page
Description: American Air Mail Catalogue, Sixth Edition, 1998 Volume One consists of 517 pages of listings of: U.S. Pioneer Covers - 1910-1916, U.S. Governmental Flight Covers, U.S. Air Express Covers, Crash Covers, Airport Dedication Covers & Mexico First Flight Covers - 1917-1939 All newly-discovered airmail items as well as all new material since the last edition have been included. This catalogue is profusely illustrated and nearly all items are valued or priced. A TRULY ESSENTIAL BOOK FOR THE AIR MAIL COLLECTOR Very Heavy to ship
Price: $69.00
Item Id #004151    See Details...
ITALY AIR MAIL BRAZIL ARGENTINA URUGUAY VENEZUELA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY AIR MAIL BRAZIL ARGENTINA URUGUAY VENEZUELA
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY LATI: ITALIAN SOUTH ATLANTIC AIRLINE 98 pages A4 full color, illustrated throughout, spiral bound LOADED WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION AIRCRAFT * CENSORSHIP * WESTBOUND MAIL * EASTBOUND MAIL * THE AFTERMATH OF LATI SERVICE + APPENDIXES A MUST HAVE FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR OF THESE RARE POSTMARKS
Price: $79.00     Sale Price! $59.00
Item Id #002618    See Details...
PORTUGAL AIR MAIL by Da Silveira - LARGE BOOK
Condition: PORTUGAL AIR MAIL by Da Silveira - LARGE BOOK
Description: PORTUGAL'S AIR MAIL 1900 - 1945 By F. Lemos da Silveira In Portuguese, hardbound, color dust jacket, 25 cm x 32 centimeters, 128 pages, color illustrations throughout There is an entire chapter in ENGLISH to give all the basic information plus the English translation of all the captions to the illustrations Even if your knowledge of Portuguese is very limited, the amount of color pictures in this book will greatly contribute to your understanding the subject matter.
Price: $89.00
Item Id #003401    See Details...
ITALY EXPRESS AIR MAIL: STAMPS A WORLD FIRST book
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY EXPRESS AIR MAIL: STAMPS A WORLD FIRST book
Description: Primato Mondiale Italiano I FRANCOBOLLI ESPRESSI - AEREI An Italian World Record THE EXPRESS AIR MAIL STAMPS By Nicola Simonetti In Italian, 248 pages, huge amount of color illustrations Italy issued the world's first Air Mail stamp in 1917. In the name of speed in 1932 Italy merged the services of Air Mail with those of Express Mail to cover the charges for the fastest services offered by the Italian Post Office by issuing special stamps that consolidated the Air Mail fee with the Express fee. The first stamps of this type were part of the GARIBALDI commemorative set. These were followed in 1933 by a specific non commemorative stamp ESPRESSO AEREO costing 2.25 Lira. During that same year the well known se-tenant trios (TRITTICI) merging all the postal charges for REGISTERED EXPRESS AIR MAIL were issued. These fascinating stamps were issued for the Transatlantic flight by General Balbo and his Fleet. This book is not a catalogue, yet it gives a vast amount of written and visual information about these unprecedented and fascinating air mail stamps. It includes the use of similar air mail-express stamps in the Colonies and Territories. Even if your knowledge of Italian is very limited, the amount of color pictures in this book will greatly contribute to your understanding the subject matter.
Price: $45.00
Item Id #003405    See Details...
USA AIR MAIL CATALOGUE VOLUME 5 5th EDITION 571 page
Country: USA
Condition: USA AIR MAIL CATALOGUE VOLUME 5 5th EDITION 571 page
Description: American Air Mail Catalogue, Fifth Edition (last edition) Volume Five consists of 571 pages listing U.S. Air Mail Stamps, U.S. Jet Flights, U.S. Souvenir Historical Flights, Alaska, Ryukyu and Cuba Flights, DO-X Flights, U.S. Glider & Helicopter Flights, Supersonic Flights, and United Nations Air Stamps and Postal Stationery. Half of this book is new material in seven new sections. A complete 66-page index to the entire set of five Volumes ends this volume. All newly-discovered airmail items as well as all new material since the last edition have been included. This catalogue is profusely illustrated and nearly all items are valued or priced. A TRULY ESSENTIAL BOOK FOR THE AIR MAIL COLLECTOR Very Heavy to ship
Price: $59.00
Item Id #004176    See Details...
AIRSHIPS OF THE ARCTIC by Duggan 308 pages A4 size HB
Condition: AIRSHIPS OF THE ARCTIC by Duggan 308 pages A4 size HB
Description: NOT A PHILATELIC BOOK -- A truly important book replete with excellent illustrations and well researched - English text - deals with the history of this airship and gives many details about its flights - 308 pages HARDBOUND, A4 size high quality printing - --- Valuable source of information for the specialised collector. Written by a philatelist, this book is an absolute must for the specialist. This books examines the political, commercial; and personal stories that lie behind airship flights within the Arctic Circle; it goes far beyond a description of the flights themselves. It deals with flights from 1799 to 1931. VERY HEAVY BOOK WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $99.00
Item Id #004177    See Details...
SPACE MAIL BEREZOVOY DIARY: MAIL * RUSSIA
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: SPACE MAIL BEREZOVOY DIARY: MAIL * RUSSIA
Description: BY SILVIA VACCARI IN ENGLISH 21 cm x 29 cm - 54 pages - replete with color illustrations The adventures of Man's flight and the Conquest of Space have always aroused great fascination in Men's minds. Through his creative stories with winged myths and later with Science and the invention of "flying machines", Man has chased after his "dream of flying" and there have been many stages along the development of the Man-Space relationship. Even today, forty years after the first steps on the Moon and despite the conquest of Space, Men still have an intense bond with Earth. The letters, cancellations and postage stamps discussed in this brief overview on space mail relevant to the commander of Elbrus mission, Anatoli Berezovoy, author of the first Space to Earth letters, prove this. Anatoli Nikolaievich Berezovoy, 51st pilot and Soviet cosmonaut, commander of Elbrus mission on board the Orbital Space Station Salyut-7 from 13 May to 10 December 1982, spends 211 days in Space, at the time the record of stay. During the mission he writes a diary (from 22 June to 29 November), an intimate and fascinating account of his experience, account that shows the real human side of "living in Space". Anatoli describes the sadness of the solitude and the distance from one's family, the weight of daily tasks and the worry over health problems. It also traces a bitter description of the difficulties of surviving the breakdown of equipment on board and the misunderstandings with his flight companion and with those responsible for links between the Earth and the station. From the description given of radio and TV links, of the biological, geographical and astrophysical experiments and medical tests, it is possible to perceive the cosmonaut's strong desire for the mission to succeed and the importance it holds for the development of Soviet and worldwide cosmonautics. Even mail has its part, and in several pages Anatoli expresses the joy he feels upon the arrival of the supply ships and the subsequent opening of the bags containing newspapers, magazines and mail, "a glass of cold water in the scorching steppe". Moreover, he lingers on the preparation of the philatelic material, letters, postcards and documents to be carried back to Earth, "space mail" which tells us about the uniqueness of living in Space. not to be missed
Price: $47.00
Item Id #008543    See Details...
AIR MAIL O.A.T. and A.V. 2 MARKINGS 3RD EDITION 167 p
Condition: AIR MAIL O.A.T. and A.V. 2 MARKINGS 3RD EDITION 167 p
Description: O.A.T and A.V.2 Markings, by Murray Heifetz, 2007 This 167 page book is the third edition, which provides comprehensive coverage of the O.A.T. and A.V.2 markings. A.V.2 & OAT markings related exclusively to airmail items and are known recorded between 1938 and 1974. A number of new markings are recorded and some previous assumptions have been modified. The database of markings has almost doubled, resulting in changes to the order of rarity. Main additions are sections on forgeries and facing tags and labels, and modifications to places of marking origins. In marking types there is one new OAT and 10 new AV2s. The book is copiously illustrated with all varieties of O.A.T. and A.V.2 markings, including many covers with these airmail markings. 8½” x 11”
Price: $47.00
Item Id #003430    See Details...
AIRMAIL MILITARY MAIL Germany Austria France ONLY ONE COPY
Condition: AIRMAIL MILITARY MAIL Germany Austria France ONLY ONE COPY
Description: WHOLE WORLD AIR MAIL MILITARY MAIL By Clement IN GERMAN - 1981 Photocopy Reprint, perfect bound, 160 pages, many illustrations, most countries represented, includes EVALUATIONS PRICES - very rare book - good condition - -
Price: $49.00
Item Id #004198    See Details...
GRAF ZEPPELIN IN AUSTRIA by Duggan 80 pages OUT OF PRINT
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: GRAF ZEPPELIN IN AUSTRIA by Duggan 80 pages OUT OF PRINT
Description: A truly important book (82 pages) replete with excellent illustrations -- well researched - English text - this book is an absolute must for the specialist. Examines flights from 1929 to 1931 in great detail including postal rates, postmarks and cachets, flight routes etc. Much information not found elsewhere: highly recommended.
Price: $29.00
Item Id #004203    See Details...
CLOUTH THE AIRSHIP FROM COLOGNE by Duggan Woodward
Condition: CLOUTH THE AIRSHIP FROM COLOGNE by Duggan Woodward
Description: A truly important book replete with excellent illustrations and well researched - English and German text side by side - deals with the history of this airship and give many details about its flights - 32 pages --- Valuable source of information for the specialised collector.
Price: $21.00
Item Id #003436    See Details...
AEROFILATELIA ITALIANA CATALOGO by CORSARI & DE SIMONI
Country: Italy
Condition: AEROFILATELIA ITALIANA CATALOGO by CORSARI & DE SIMONI
Description: RARE BOOK ON ITALIAN AIRMAIL 1784-1940, IN ITALIAN, PUBLISHED IN 1972 230 pages compiled by two top specialists as a chronology with all relevant information, illustrated throughout in black & white - MISSING IN MOST PHILATELIC LIBRARIES
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014444    See Details...
NEWFOUNDLAND AIRMAIL 1919 - 1939 [updated 1984]
Condition: NEWFOUNDLAND AIRMAIL 1919 - 1939 [updated 1984]
Description: Newfoundland Air Mail, 1919 - 1939 This volume, first published in 1953, revises a work by the noted British philatelist Cyril H.C Harmer. This 1984 final REVISION contains 181 pages dealing with the pioneering attempts to across the Atlantic from Newfoundland, starting with the 1919 attempt by Hawker and Mackenzie-Grieve, and continuing up to the start of World War 11. Both the successful flights and failures are chronicled in detail. There are ample illustrations documents, correspondence relating to the postal aspects of the flight and the flown mail. Newfoundland has been a most interesting area for aerophilatelic study for many years and this book provides a ready source of reference material about that small, but well known transatlantic "jumping-off" point. Hardbound
Price: $36.00
Item Id #003441    See Details...
GLIDER MAIL WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA CANADA FRANCE
Condition: GLIDER MAIL WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA CANADA FRANCE
Description: Glider Mail: An Aerophilatelic Handbook by Simine Short. This 262 page descriptive catalogue is arranged in four sections to aid in the further study of glider mail. The most extensive section, a detailed compilation of glider mail flights in 220 pages, lists all reported glider mail events from 1922 through 1986, including historical flight accounts and philatelic treatment of mail. The listings cover 34 countries, with 25 outline maps showing the approximate locations of most events listed. More than 400 envelopes and cards, plus about 300 postmarks and vignettes, are reproduced throughout the more than 1,000 listings. The handbook's final pages are a chronological cross-index and checklist.
Price: $39.00
Item Id #003444    See Details...
AUSTRALIA COMMEMORATIVE & AIR MAIL STAMPS 1927 1951
Country: AUSTRALIA
Condition: AUSTRALIA COMMEMORATIVE & AIR MAIL STAMPS 1927 1951
Description: 44 pages, in English, illustrations throughout good introduction used, overall very fine
Price: $19.00
Item Id #004216    See Details...
Philippine Airmail Flights before 1942 Involving Japan
Condition: Philippines Airmail Flights before 1942 Involving Japan
Description: Philippine Airmail Flights before 1942 Involving Japan IN ENGLISH *** 2005 *** 47pp. In 1999 the author, Geoffrey Brewster, compiled a proposed revision to the "Philippine Islands" (P.I.) section of the American Air Mail Catalogue (AAMC). During 2000-2002 Mr. Brewster presented this proposed revision in serial form in Possessions, the journal of the United States Possessions Philatelic Society (USPPS). Incorporating the full details of the Japan-related flights in Mr Brewster's proposed P.I. revision, even if only one or two of a much larger number of total legs of the flight involved Japan. Most of the flight legs include information on the quantities of mail carried. Besides the details of the flights in AAMC format, the monograph also has illustrations of covers for most of the flights involving Japan, as well as the various Flight cachets and Japanese Scenic datestamps used on mail to and from Japan. There is also a comprehensive concordance provided, which allows readers to match the flight numbers in the Brewster revision with the most recently published (1974) AAMC listing. LAST COPIES AVAILABLE *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $22.00
Item Id #003449    See Details...
BALLONS MONTES 1870 FRANCE BY LHERITIER 2000 edition HARDBOUND
Country: FRANCE
Condition: BALLONS MONTES 1870 FRANCE BY LHERITIER 2000 edition HARDBOUND
Description: BALLONS MONTES * BOULES DE MOULINS * PARIS 1870 VALUES & REFERENCES BY GERARD LHERITIER Cotations des Ballons montés, Boules de Moulins, Pigeongrammes et Papillons de Metz. 2000 EDITION in FRENCH * ENGLISH * ITALIAN * GERMAN * SPANISH COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT DETAILED MARKET VALUE INFORMATION 432 pages HARDBOUND, LAVISH PRODUCTION * AMAZING BOOK USED VERY FINE LIKE NEW (ALMOST) VERY HEAVY BOOK TO SHIP Préface de Piccard. Editions Aristophil, Paris Mai 2000 - Volume in-8 (18,5x27,5cm) Reliure cartonnée pleine toile noire, 432 pages + glossaire remplié en fin d'ouvrage. Nombreuses illustrations nb et couleurs hors-texte. Cartes, dont une en double-page des lieux d'atterrissage des ballons. Tableaux de cotations. Classifications avec historiques de 67 Ballons, dates et ordre de départ ; Classifications des Aéronautes et passagers par ordre alphabétique ; par critères de rareté ; par poids. - Impression sur papier couché. Edition en 5 langues. Bel exemplaire.‎ CONTENTS: Ballons Montés (Introduction - Un pont aérien - Les Ballons de la liberté - Le "Ville d'Orléans" - Les Gravilliers - Reconnaître et évaluer un Ballon Monté - Valeurs et références). - / Papillons de Metz - / Boules de Moulins - Destinations exceptionnelles - Circulaires - Journaux - Journaux-Lettres - Correspondances de Presse - Formules lettres et cartes postales - Affranchissements rares et exceptionnels - Cachets oblitérants - Cachets de la Poste Militaire - Cachets annexes de la Poste Militaire - Cachets annexes Civiles - Réexpéditions avec affranchissements mixtes - Griffes ou cachets de transit ou d'arrivée - Pigeongrammes - Lettres par passeurs - Cotations 1934 - La Quinzaine philatélique - Lexique philatélique - Glossaire.‎ NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $135.00
Item Id #004226    See Details...
CANADA NEWFOUNDLAND AIRMAILS handbook catalogue
Country: CANADA
Condition: CANADA NEWFOUNDLAND AIRMAILS handbook catalogue
Description: BRAND NEW COPY! Heavy book to ship!! This is a 552 page catalogue covering all aspects of Canadian aerophilately. The topics covered are:Pioneer Flights, SCADTA, Semi-Officials, Airships, Government & other 1st Flight covers 1926-1997 (including historical flights, airport dedications & commemorative flights), Crash Covers, Balloon Flights, Helicopters, Anniversary covers, Canadian Forces & Canadian Warplane Heritage covers, Aerogrammes, Canadian Forces Air Letter Sheets, Airport & Air Mail Field Cancellations, Air Mail Rates, Air Mail Endorsements, Jusqu'a Markings, Astrophilately, Newfoundland Stamps & Covers, Listings of Air Mail Pilots, and a Bibliography. Hardbound - fantastic book
Price: $90.00
Item Id #011922    See Details...
AIR DELIVERY OF NEWSPAPER GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO * ROME 1934 rare
Country: ITALY
Condition: AIR DELIVERY OF NEWSPAPER GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO * ROME 1934 rare
Description: 1934 TESTATA COMPLETA GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO 9 GENNAIO 1934 (grande frammento a striscia della sola testata, come di consueto) bollo verde in cartella TRASPORTATO PER VIA AEREA DALLA NAVIGAZIONE AEREA S.A. SEDE IN ROMA [Catalogo Longhi 4077] ottima qualita' e raro **** 1934 GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO MASTHEAD, complete clipping of Masthead with green boxed handstamp TRASPORTATO PER VIA AEREA DALLA NAVIGAZIONE AEREA S.A. SEDE IN ROMA [Longhi catalogue 4077] AIR TRANSPORTED BY AIRLINE NAVIGAZIONE AEREA S.A. ROME HDQ - excellent quality seldom seen
Price: $160.00
Item Id #013221    See Details...
ITALY USA MASS FLIGHTS OF ITALO BALBO AIRMAIL BOOK by Lana
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY USA MASS FLIGHTS OF ITALO BALBO AIRMAIL BOOK by Lana
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY The Mass Flights of Italo Balbo - The Flights of 1928, 1929, 1930 & 1933 - A History & Catalog of their Postal Artifacts by Robert E. Lana. IN ENGLISH -- 144 pages - 8" x 11" Perfect Bound Written by an Italian philatelic specialist, this 144 page monograph records the history of Balbo's flights to various points between 1928 and 1933. Included are many photos of the aviators and aircraft, as well as listings and values for many of the stamps and covers flown by Balbo's aircraft. Includes a bibliography & index Standard reference in the English language. Positively a very, very useful book, loaded with valuable information.
Price: $43.00
Item Id #003764    See Details...
GERMANY ZEPPELIN AIR MAIL OLYMPIA FAHRT Olympics 1936
Country: GERMANY
Condition: GERMANY ZEPPELIN AIR MAIL OLYMPIA FAHRT Olympics 1936
Description: OLYMPIA FAHRT 1936 BY JOHN DUGGAN, 2000 In English & German 46 pages, 6" x 8" illustrated throughout VERY EASY TO USE Chapters include: THE FLIGHT THE MAIL APPENDIXES VERY USEFUL BOOK, indispensible reference
Price: $39.00     Sale Price! $34.00
Item Id #014516    See Details...