Every week we compile list of rare stamps and covers on the market. These are some of the most interesting philatelic items that we felt are interesting enough for collectors to browse.
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Lithuania 1933 Transatlantic Lituanica flight cover
A rare 1933 flight cover No 401 carried on the first transatlantic flight from New York to Kaunas by a Lithuanian-American aviators Steponas “Stephen” Darius (1896-1933) and Stasys “Stanley” Girenas (1894-1933).
eBay listing – Ended May 25, 2011. Sold: $235
Lithuania 1919 Kaunas registered cover to Berlin
Nice but highly overpriced cover franked with a vertical pair of Third Kaunas issue stamps sent from Kaunas to Berlin via Königsberg, postmark 25. IX. 1919. German R entry label “Vom Ausland über Königsberg Pr. 1” applied in transit. Military censorship mark “M.P.k” (Militärische Postkontrolle Königsberg).
eBay listing – Ended Jun 1, 2011. Sold: $500
Lithuania 1919 German fieldpost sent from Kaunas
German fieldpost letter franked with Second Vilnius issue stamps posted from Kaunas and sent from “KOL. PR. 169 LANDW.-BRIGADE” to Oberhausen, Germany.
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner – Ended Jun 10, 2011. Sold: 1900€
Lithuania 1930 first flight cover to Sweden
First flight cover from Kaunas, Lithuania to Malmo, Sweden, franked by Vytautas issue 5c., 10c. (2) and 40c., tied “KAUNAS 8.VI.30” cds, Linköping arrival ‘10.6.1930’ cds, on reverse Berlin ‘8.6.30’ transit and Malmö ‘9.6.30’ arrivel cds. Less than five known. Not listed in the Scandinavian first flight catalog.
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner – Ended Jun 10, 2011. Unsold: 1000€