As we've mentioned, Raritan's upcoming auction of stamps includes the Oddbjoern Iglebaek Collection of Ukraine but there is also an outstanding range of semi-postal and air post issues.
Some of these will hold a fascination for collectors outside of philately. One lot in particular will be desirable to those who chase aviation collectibles:
A Charles A Lindbergh (1902-74) Inaugurating First Flight Cover with his autograph dating April 15, 1926 is on offer.
It is an illustrated First Flight Contract Air Mail (CAM-2) Cover on line Chicago - St. Louis, which was posted into the mail in Springfield, IL on Lindbergh's return flight, franked by five stamps, two nice impressions of violet flight cachet, Chicago ''Apr.15.9:30pm.1926''.
A machine arrival date stamp appears on the reverse, signed by Postmaster and Pilot at the bottom left corner, mostly in very fine condition. It is expected to achieve between $1,000 and $5,000 in March 3-4 sale, which is typical.
Away from the sale, Lindbergh's autograph is available for £1,500 ($2,400).