Lot 388: Royal Air Force



2016-02-24 17:01:20

Lot 388: Royal Air Force: An Excellent Set Of Nineteen Multiple Signed Large First Day Covers (Each 13 X 9) Issued By The Royal Air Force Between 1984-87 To Commemorate The Principal Honours, Decorations And Campaign Medals Issued To Various Members Of The Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force Etc., And Also Including One Cover Signed By Various German Luftwaffe Knight'S Cross Winners, Comprising The Award Of The Air Force Cross (Seven Signatures Including Dermot Boyle, Keith Williamson, David Emmerson, Arthur T. Harris Etc., And With A Facsimile Signature Of Arthur Clouston), The Award Of The Distinguished Flying Cross (Eight Signatures Including Robin Hooper, Ivor Broom, Desmond Hughes, Neville Duke, Jimmy Edwards Etc.), The Award Of The Victoria Cross To Airmen (Eight Signatures Including Leonard Cheshire, Freddie West, John Cruickshank, Leonard Trent, Norman Jackson, Roderick Learoyd And Bill Reid), Appointment To The Distinguished Service Order (Seven Signatures Including Don Bennett, Hugh Verity, Harry Burton, David Shannon, John Cunningham, Johnnie Johnson Etc.), The Award Of The Distinguished Service Cross (Seven Signatures Including Eric Brown, William Garthwaite, Peter Twiss, David Morgan Etc., And With A Facsimile Signature Of Frederick Russell), The Award Of The Military Medal (Eight Signatures Including Edward Cerely, Walter Simpson, Harry Simister, Elspeth Green Etc.), Appointment To The Excellent Order Of The British Empire (Eight Signatures Including Harry Broadhurst, John Whitley, Geoffrey Tuttle, Colin Scragg, Denis Smallwood Etc.), Appointment To The Most Honourable Order Of The Bath (Eight Signatures Including Neil Cameron, Gus Walker, William Dickson, Denis Spotswood, Christopher Foxley-Norris, Lewis Hodges, Mick Martin Etc.), The Award Of The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Eight Signatures Including Jeffrey Wheeler, Jack Bettany, Bill Townsend Etc.), The 1939-45 Star With Battle Of Britain Clasp (Nine Signatures Including Ben Bennions, George Cecil Unwin, Dennis David, Robert Stanford Tuck, Robert Doe, Pat Hancock Etc.), The Award Of The Aircrew Europe Star (Eight Signatures Including Michael Beetham, James Tait, Harold Bird-Wilson, Wallace Kyle, Hamish Mahaddie Etc.), The Award Of The Military Cross To Airmen (Six Signatures Including Brian Coote, Peter Gosse, Oliver Philpot, Arthur Hall Etc., And With A Facsimile Signature Of Norman Page), The Award Of The Air Efficiency Award (Seven Signatures Including Denis Crowley-Milling, Peter Vanneck, Harbourne Stephen, Frank Dodd, Sandy Johnstone, Don Kingaby Etc.), The Award Of The Distinguished Flying Medal (Eight Signatures Including Len Sumpter, Bill Howarth, James Lacey Etc.), The Award Of The George Medal To Airmen (Seven Signatures Including Geoffrey Dhenin, John Gray, Michael Lakey, John Reeson, James Mccarthy Etc.), Mentioned In Despatches (Seven Signatures Including Alasdair Steedman, Hugh Constantine, Bobby Oxspring, Freddie Hazlewood, Ian Lawson Etc.), The Award Of The Air Force Medal (Eight Signatures Including John Allen, Robert Lockhart, Peter Crouch, John Donnelly Etc.), The Defence Medal (Eight Signatures Including Alan Boxer, Peter Wykeham, Laurence Sinclair, Peter Le Cheminant, Laddie Lucas Etc.), And Knight'S Cross Of The Iron Cross (Nine Signatures Including Erwin Fischer, Gunther Seeger, Wilhelm Johnen, Gerhard Schopfel, Bernhard Jope, Friedrich Kless, Friedrich Lang Etc.). All Of The Covers Feature Attractive Designs With A Colour 'Silk' Image Of The Relevant Award Which Is Surrounded By Seven Boxes Featuring Illustrations Of The Various Aircraft Flown By The Distinguished Recipients Of The Medals, All Of Whom Have Signed Their Names To Clear Areas Within The Boxes. Each Of The Limited Edition Flown Covers (Most Numbered From Limited Editions Of 650, Some Less) Are Loosely Contained In Individual Display Sleeves And Are Accompanied By Loose Brief Printed Biographies And Images. Contained In A Custom Raf Display Binder Featuring The Printed Index To The Series And With The Original Matching Raf Slipcase. A Rare, Complete Set Of Signed Covers. Vg To Ex International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction featuring The David Smith Collection & The Collection of a Gentleman March 2016 Saturday, 5th March 2016 Estimate: £400 - 600
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