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By Matthew Healey, New York Correspondent

Award-winning airmail collection sold by Regency-Superior

December 06, 2016 05:00 PM

  • The Nov. 19-20 Regency-Superior sale at the Chicagopex stamp show included an award-winning Argentina airmail collection, which sold for $6,000. This page from the collection includes a 1929 first-flight cover signed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

By Matthew Healey, New York Correspondent 

Regency-Superior held a sale at Chicagopex on Nov. 19-20. The U.S. items from that sale are reviewed here.

An award-winning airmail collection of Argentina, detailing rates, routes, and markings of early flights within, into, and out of the country from Europe and North America, included a 1929 first-flight cover from Rivadavia to Bahia Blanca signed by the pilot (and later children’s book author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

The collection sold for $6,000, including Regency-Superior’s 20 percent buyer’s premium. 

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