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Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 Flights
 
 
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Lot 5004

Andorra (Spanish), 1930 (May 5-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Seville to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ad), picture postcard with 1.90p postage tied on picture side by 17 Apr Andorra c.d.s.s; another strike on the address side along with a 23 Apr strike and receiving postmarks of Seville (2 June), Friedrichshafen (6 June) and Berlin (7 June), the last accompanied by a red Berlin Airmail handstamp for Airmail delivery to the addressee, the S.C.A.D.T.A. Agency, Very Fine; signed Falk. Sieger 64 XVa; €1,000 ($1,060).
Michel €1,500 ($1,590).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $420.
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Lot 5005

Argentina, 1930 (May 25-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Rio de Janeiro to Lakehurst (Michel 66 Fe), cover franked with the complete set of green Zeppelin overprints (C25-C29) tied by Buenos Aires airmail c.d.s.s, 23 May; Argentine Zeppelin flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst, Very Fine; signed Falk, Sieger. Sieger 63 E/G.
Sieger €3,300 ($3,500).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 5006

Argentina, 1930 (May 25-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Rio de Janeiro to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Fe), 12c stamped envelope franked with the complete set of blue Zeppelin overprints (C20-C24) tied by Buenos Aires airmail c.d.s.s, 21 May; Argentine and U.S. flight cachets, backstamped Friedrichshafen, Very Fine. Sieger 63 A/D.
Sieger €3,300 ($3,500).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $720.
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Lot 5007

Austria, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66), cover franked with 13.20s Airmail postage including the 3s & 10s Plane & Crane high values (C29, C31); red German flight cachet, backstamped green Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver, Very Fine. A very scarce franking. Sieger 57; €225+ ($240).
Michel €200+ ($210).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $144.
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Lot 5008

Bolivia, 1930 (May 25-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Rio de Janeiro to Lakehurst (Michel 66 C var.), rare pair of matched, covers, one franked with a 3b on 20c Zeppelin, the other a 6b on 35c (C25-26); in addition, each cover bears a set of the first Zeppelin overprints (C11//C18) but each cover has three of the overprints inverted (C11a/18a) and the 50c upright overprint has the rare red overprint C17), both covers with La Paz Airmail cancels, 14 May, Bolivian Zeppelin flight cachets and Lakehurst backstamps, F.-V.F. A unique set of covers. Sieger 60 B, C vars.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 5009

Bolivia, 1930 (May 25-June 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Rio de Janeiro to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 C), cover franked with both Zeppelin sets (C11-12, C14-16, C18 & C24-26) tied by La Paz airmail cancels, 14 May; Bolivian and U.S. flight cachets and Friedrichshafen backstamp (also bears red Berlin Airmail cachet and Berlin receiving c.d.s., 7 June, for final delivery by Airmail to addressee in Berlin), Very Fine. A rare cover; signed Falk, Richter. Sieger 68 D.
Sieger €1,800 ($1,910).
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $840.
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Lot 5010

Brazil, 1930 (May 24-June 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Rio de Janeiro to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 B var.), picture postcard franked with 5,300r postage including the Provisional 5,000r on 1,300r Condor Semi-Official Airmail tied by Rio de Janeiro Condor c.d.s.s, 24 May, with U.S. flight cachet and Friedrichshafen receiver on front and Recife Zeppelin cachet/cancel (28 May) on reverse, Very Fine. A very scarce use of the 5,000r on 1,300r Provisional. Sieger 59 I.
Sieger €950 ($1,010).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 5011

Brazil, 1930, Europe-Pan-American Flight, balance, the balance of five covers on exhibit pages, all with Zeppelin Semi-Official Airmails; comprises Recife-Lakehurst (card) and Rio de Janeiro-Recife-Lakehurst (4, one card and three covers, one of them signed Hugo Eckener) (photo on web site).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $390.
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Lot 5012

Bulgaria, 1933 (Jul 1-4), 3rd South America Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 315b), registered postcard addressed to Recife with 216L postage (C5-11 + duplicates) tied on front & back by Sofia Airmail c.d.s.s, 28 Jun; Berlin c.d.s. and blue Zeppelin flight cachet on front, red Berlin Connecting flight cachet and Pernambuco receiver on reverse, Very Fine.
Michel €450 ($480).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $450.
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Lot 5013

Bulgaria, 1933 (Sep 2-5), 6th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 333b), registered postcard addressed to Recife with 257L postage tied on front & back by Sofia Airmail c.d.s.s, 29 Aug; Berlin c.d.s. plus black Zeppelin flight cachet and red Berlin Connecting flight cachet and Pernambuco receiver on reverse, Very Fine.
Michel €450+ ($480).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $420.
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Lot 5014

Bulgaria, 1934 (Jun 23-26), Argentina Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 370b), registered postcard addressed to Buenos Aires with 93L postage tied by Sofia Airmail c.d.s.s, 20 Jun; Berlin c.d.s., red Connecting flight cachet, Friedrichshafen departure c.d.s. and violet Zeppelin flight cachet; backstamped Buenos Aires, 28 Jun, Very Fine.
Michel €400+ ($420).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 5015

Canada, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66 G), cover franked with 15¢ Canadian postage canceled Vancouver, 15 Apr, flown to New York where U.S. $2.60 Zeppelin was applied and canceled 29 Apr; German & U.S. flight cachets, backstamped green Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver; then returned by Airmail to the sender/addressee in Vancouver; 5¢ Canadian Airmail with corner neatly replaced, otherwise Very Fine. Sieger 64 Ib.
Sieger €2,000 ($2,120).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,140.
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Lot 5016

Canal Zone, 1930 (June 5-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Seville to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ad), cover franked with $2.00 postage canceled Cristobal, 15 May, carried by Airmail to Havana, Cuba in anticipation of the Zeppelin's proposed landing there; when the Havana landing was canceled, the cover, instead of being forwarded to New York to meet up with the Zeppelin in Lakehurst, was forwarded to Seville for the final leg of the flight; red German flight cachet of the type used on the 14 Apr Spain Flight, backstamped Havana (16 May), Seville (4 June) and Friedrichshafen (6 June), Very Fine and rare. Only five such covers were carried .; signed Falk. Sieger 64 IIIb.
Sieger €1,600 ($1,700).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 5017

Canal Zone, 1930 (June 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ga), card franked with pair of 25¢ Airmails tied by Cristobal machine cancel, 15 May, then with U.S. 65¢ Zeppelin tied by New York duplex, 27 May; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets and Friedrichshafen receiver on front; card with slightly rounded corners, Fine. Sieger 64 III; €1,600 ($1,700).
Michel €1,200 ($1,270).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 5018

Canal Zone, 1930 (June 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ga), cover franked with $1.50 postage tied by Cristobal machine cancel, 22 May, then with U.S. $1.30 Zeppelin tied by New York duplex, 29 May; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets and Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine. Sieger 64 III; €1,600 ($1,700).
Michel €1,200 ($1,270).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 5019

Chile, 1930 (May 25-June 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Rio de Janeiro to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 B), card franked with 3.95p postage tied by Valparaiso c.d.s.s, 30 Apr, then flown to Rio de Janeiro where 5,300r postage was added, including a 5,000r Semi-Official Airmail, and tied by 24 May Condor Airmail cancels; violet U.S. flight cachet with Recife flight cachet, 28 May, on reverse, along with Friedrichshafen receiver and Bremen Airmail handstamp for delivery to the addressee. Said to be the only recorded cover carried by this route; other Chilean covers were routed through Buenos Aires, Kofler, Gruys. Sieger 64 IVa.
Sieger €6,500 ($6,890).
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $4,800.
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Lot 5020

Danzig, 1932 (Jul 31), LUPOSTA Flight, Danzig - Danzig (Michel 261a), flown card addressed to the U.S. bearing the complete Airpost Exhibition set (C31-C35) tied by 31 Jul Exhibition cancels, green Zeppelin flight cachet and "Danzig 5/ Kur. und Seebäder" postal departure c.d.s. the same day., Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $216.
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Lot 5021

French Morocco, 1930 (June 5-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Seville to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ad), card franked with 7.50fr Airmail postage tied by Casablanca c.d.s.s, 22 May; Friedrichshafen receiver on front, red flight cachet on reverse; signed by (Dr. Hugo) Eckener, Very Fine. Only five cards and five covers were carried., Kofler. Michel €3,500 ($3,710). Sieger 64 XVb.
Sieger €2,000 ($2,120).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 5022
Germany, 1929 Aug 7-Sep 4), Round-the-World Flight, Graf Zeppelin photos, 7 archival photos, various sizes, most with AP info on reverse, one of sitting room, property of Clara Adams, Very Fine (photo on web site).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 5023

Germany, 1930 (May 18-19 & 18-22), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville & to Recife, two covers (Michel 62a, 63a), matched pair of covers with fancy routing/address, first with 2m South America Flight Zeppelin, second with 4m; both tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s.s with red German flight cachet and appropriate backstamp, Very Fine. Sieger 57 I, K.
Michel €725 ($770).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $216.
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Lot 5024

Germany, 1930 (May 18-19 & 18-25), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville & to Rio de Janeiro, two covers (Michel 62a, 64a), matched pair of covers with printed Herbert Griffin airmail cachets, first with 2m South America Flight Zeppelin, second with 4m; both tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s.s with red German flight cachet and appropriate backstamp. Sieger 57 I, M.
Michel €725 ($770).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 5025

Germany, 1930 (May 18-22), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife and to Friedrichshafen (Michel 62b var.), cover franked with two 2m South America Flight Zeppelins tied by onboard cancels, 19 May; backstamped Pernambuco (day not struck up, probably 23 May), then bearing the 26 May Recife special cancel from the second landing and the same Friedrichshafen receiver, 6 June 7-8:00 p.m., that was applied to all mail on the return flight to Friedrichshafen; this cover apparently stayed aboard the Zeppelin for the entire Round Trip, despite the fact that required 12m postage was underpaid by 8m; minor edge wear, Fine.
Michel €700 ($740).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $420.
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Lot 5026

Germany, 1930 (May 18-21), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Praia, Cape Verde (Michel 63 Ia), card franked with 2m South America Flight Zeppelin with "Moon Over Airship" variety and bottom sheet margin tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s. (also bearing 15pf Hindenburg with "X" label from booklet pane); red flight cachet and Praia receiver on front, Very Fine. Sieger 57 L.
Michel €560 ($590).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $156.
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Lot 5027

Germany, 1930 (May 18-21), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Praia, Cape Verde (Michel 63 Ia), 8pf postal card franked with 2m South America Flight Zeppelin with corner sheet margin tied by onboard cancel, 19 May; red flight cachet and Praia receiver on front, Very Fine. Sieger 57 L.
Michel €460 ($490).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $156.
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Lot 5028

Germany, 1930 (May 18-25), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro plus Bremen Catapult Flight (Michel 64a var.), cover carried by German Seapost aboard the Bremen from New York with Bremen-New York c.d.s., 6 May and red Catapult cachet, 8 May; the cover was then flown by Catapult plane to Amsterdam, then to Berlin and to Friedrichshafen where a 4m South America Flight Zeppelin was applied and canceled 18 May; red Zeppelin flight cachet, backstamped Rio de Janeiro; cover with a bit of light toning, Very Fine. Graue-Leder K18c X1.
Graue-Leder $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 5029

Germany, 1930 (May 18-25), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro, Bahia Drop (Michel 64b var.), cover franked with a 4m South America Flight Zeppelin and 2000r & 3000r Condor Semi-Officials, all tied by onboard c.d.s.s, 19 May; German flight cachet and green "Condor" label, backstamped Rio de Janeiro (25 May) and Bahia (26 May); top flap replaced, otherwise Very Fine. Sieger 57 EE.
Michel €525 ($560).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $240.
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Lot 5030

Germany, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66), Roessler Zeppelin envelope addressed to the U.S. franked with a 2m & two 4m South America Flight Zeppelins (C38-C39) tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s., 18 May, red flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst, Very Fine.
Michel €1,600 ($1,700).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 5031

Germany, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66), airmail envelope addressed to the U.S. franked with a 2m & two 4m South America Flight Zeppelins (C38-C39) tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s., 18 May, red flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst, Very Fine.
Michel €1,600 ($1,700).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $270.
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Lot 5032

Germany, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66a), Herbert Griffin illustrated airmail enclosed franked with a 2m and two 4m South America Flight Zeppelins (overfranked by 2m) tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s.s, 18 May, red Zeppelin flight cachet, green Lakehurst Zeppelin backstamp, Very Fine. Sieger 57 N.
Michel €865 ($920).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 5033

Germany, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66b), card signed in pencil by fifteen members of the Officers and Crew including Dr. Eckener, H.C. Flemming, Ludwig Knorr, Hans Ludwig, Albert Sammt, Hans von Schiller, Willy Speck (partially erased), and Anton Wittemann; franked with a 4m South America Flight Zeppelins tied by onboard c.d.s., 19 May, German and (faint) U.S. flight cachets and green Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver on front; small tear in card at top, otherwise Fine. Sieger 57 N; €675+ ($720).
Michel €375+ ($400).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $840.
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Lot 5034

Germany, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66c), cover franked with pair of 2m and a single 4m South America Flight Zeppelins (and a 25pf Hindenburg), tied by Berlin c.d.s.s, 19 May, red Berlin Connecting flight cachet and Zeppelin flight cachet; green Lakehurst Zeppelin backstamp; edge wear causing damage to the 4m Zeppelin, otherwise F.-V.F. Sieger 57 U; €700 ($740).
Michel €900 ($950).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $360.
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Lot 5035

Germany, 1930 (May 18-June 2), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Havana, Cuba (Michel 66 Ib), cover franked with a pair of 4m South America Flight Zeppelins tied by onboard cancels, 19 May, with German & U.S. flight cachets plus violet handstamped instruction "bis Havana Cuba", backstamped Havana Airmail slogan cancel, 2 June, Very Fine, . The Zeppelin's landing at Havana was canceled and Havana mail was off-loaded at Lakehurst and flown to Cuba by plane..
Michel €750 ($800).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $240.
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Lot 5036

Germany, 1930 (May 18-June 5), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville, Second Landing (Michel 67b), Egon Bernet cover franked with a three 4m South America Flight Zeppelins tied by onboard c.d.s.s, 19 May; German and U.S. flight cachets, backstamped Seville, 7 June, with, Very Fine. Sieger 57 G.
Michel €1,000 ($1,060).
Estimate $350 - 500

The cover also bears a green Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver, 29 Jun (on front) that was used on Zeppelin mail that was returned by surface means to addressees in to the U.S., in this case pioneer postal history collector and dealer, Egon Bernet, by way of Spanish import/export company, Baquera, Kusche & Martin, agents for the Graf Zeppelin Company.

Realized $360.
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Lot 5037

Germany, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, mixed country franking (Michel 62/68c), a similar cover originating in New York, this on going only as far as Lakehurst, franked with a 5¢ Roosevelt for surface mail to Friedrichshafen, then franked with Germany 2m & 4m South America Flight Zeppelins tied by onboard cancels (the 2m 19 May, the 4m 22 May), and Brazil 10,000r Semi-Official Zeppelin tied by Recife c.d.s. (28 May); German & Brazilian flight cachets and green Lakehurst Zeppelin backstamp; slight cover faults due to somewhat brittle paper; includes original contents, a letter advertising "Nagel's Swimming Vests", F.-V.F. Sieger 64 Raa; €4,250 ($4,500).
Michel €4,200 ($4,450).
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,560.
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Lot 5038

Germany, 1930 (May 18-June 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen, mixed country franking (Michel 62/68a), large cover (approximately 10" x 7") franked and canceled in the four major countries involved in the flight: Germany 2m South America Flight Zeppelin tied by onboard c.d.s. (19 May), Spain pair of 4p Alfonso tied by Seville c.d.s. (19 May), Brazil 10,000r "U.S.A." Semi-Official Zeppelin tied by Rio de Janeiro c.d.s. (25 May) and U.S.A. pair of 65¢ Zeppelins tied by Lakehurst duplex (1 June); all appropriate cachets, including the small Round Trip cachet, and Seville 2nd landing hexagon (5 June) and Friedrichshafen receiver (6 June), Very Fine and exceedingly rare. Sieger 64 R; €9,500 ($10,070).
Michel €6,000 ($6,360).
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $10,200.
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Lot 5039

Germany, 1930 (May 18-June 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen, mixed country franking (Michel 62/68c var.), cover originating in New York franked with a 5¢ Roosevelt canceled 14 Apr and sent by surface mail to Friedrichshafen from whence it was franked and canceled in three of the four major countries (no Spain): Germany 2m & 4m South America Flight Zeppelins tied by onboard cancels, the 2m (paying the rate to Seville) on 19 May, the 4m (the rate to Recife) on 22 May, Brazil 10,000r Semi-Official Zeppelin tied by Recife c.d.s. (28 May) and U.S.A. $1.30 Zeppelin tied by Lakehurst duplex (2 June); all appropriate cachets, including the small Round Trip cachet, and Friedrichshafen receiver (6 June); slight cover faults due to somewhat brittle paper, F.-V.F. Sieger 64 Rb var.; €7,500 ($7,950).
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $6,000.
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Lot 5040

Germany, 1930 (May 18-June 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68b), cover franked with a three 4m South America Flight Zeppelins tied by onboard c.d.s.s, 19 May; German and U.S. flight cachets, backstamped Friedrichshafen; small cover tear at top and very minor perf tones on two stamps, F.-V.F. Sieger 57 H.
Michel €925 ($980).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 5041

Germany, 1930, Europe-Pan-American Flight, balance, the balance of 11 covers on exhibit pages comprising Friedrichshafen-Seville (2, both with ordinary franking), Friedrichshafen-Recife (4, one with normal 4m Zeppelin, three with a single 2m South America Flight Zeppelins), Friedrichshafen-Rio de Janeiro (3, one with 2m South America Flight Zeppelin, two with ordinary franking), and Friedrichshafen-Lakehurst (2, one with a single 4m South America Flight Zeppelin, one normal Zeppelins - two 2m and a 4m), F.-V.F.
Michel €3,300 ($3,500). (Photo on web site).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $720.
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Lot 5042

Germany, 1930 (Sep 23), Baltic Sea Flight, Stockholm Drop (Michel 128 IV), small cover addressed to the U.S. franked with a 2m So. America Flight Zeppelin C38) tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s., 23 Sep, green Zeppelin flight cachet, backstamped Stockholm, 24 Sep, Very Fine. A very scarce franking.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $96.
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Lot 5043

Germany, 1931 (Jul 27-30), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen to Malyguin (Michel 205c), 1m-4m Polar Flight Zeppelins complete tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s.s on cacheted Polar Flight Zeppelin cover to the Icebreaker Malyguin, F.-V.F. Scott C40-C42; $1,135.
Michel €3,500 ($3,710).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $570.
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Lot 5044

Germany, 1933 (Oct 14-Nov 2), Chicago Flight (Michel 347a, 352a, 355a), three cards, each franked with a different Chicago Flight Zeppelin (plus other stamps): 1m Friedrichshafen-Rio de Janeiro (registered), 2m Friedrichshafen-Chicago, and 4m Friedrichshafen-Friedrichshafen (registered); all with appropriate cachets & postmarks; first two with slight faults not affecting stamps. 1m cards also bears a small Hitler label titled "Unsere Hoffnung" (Our Hope). Sieger 238 Aab, Bca, Cba; €1,975 ($2,090).
Michel €1,175 ($1,250).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $330.
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Lot 5045

Germany, 1933 (Oct 14-Nov 2), Chicago Flight, Friedrichshafen to Chicago (Michel 352), 1m and 2m Chicago flight Zeppelins (C43-44), tied, along with 5pf Hindenburg, by Friedrichshafen cancels, 14 Oct, on registered cacheted cover to Chicago, Very Fine; additional postage was for registration. Sieger 238Bca.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $192.
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Lot 5046
 
Germany, 1936, South America Flights, balance. 27 covers, 20 of them German dispatches, the others Brazil; one of the German covers was carried on the 2nd North America Flight return trip (on 21 May) before being posted on the 2nd South America Flight (onboard cancels 25 May and Rio de Janeiro backstamp); also includes 1 card carried on the 1937 Udet Flight (11 March); a Very Fine group on 14 exhibit pages. (photo on web site).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 5047

Gibraltar, 1930 (Jun 5-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Seville to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ad), cover franked with 1½d postage tied by Gibraltar c.d.s., 4 June; red flight cachet with Friedrichshafen receiver on front, Very Fine. Only five cards and five covers were carried. Sieger 64 XVI; €2,000 ($2,120).
Michel €3,500 ($3,710).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $780.
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Lot 5048

Gibraltar, 1933 (Oct 14-17), Chicago Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 347b), registered cover franked with 1s3½d postage tied by Registered/ Gibraltar ovals, 23 Sep, red Zeppelin and Berlin airmail cachets in front, Berlin Connecting Flight cachet, Berlin transit (30 Sep) and Pernambuco receiver (17 Oct), Very Fine. Sieger 238 E; €850 ($900).
Michel €500 ($530).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $270.
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Lot 5049

Honduras, 1930 (Jun 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Gb), card franked with 90c Airmail postage canceled Tela, Honduras, 27 & 28 May, sent by Airmail to New York, where a 65¢ Zeppelin was added and canceled at Lakehurst on 2 June; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets with two types of 6 June Friedrichshafen receiver at bottom, Very Fine. A great Zeppelin rarity; one of only three such cards flown, ex- Kofler. Sieger 64 VI; €6,500 ($6,890).
Michel €2,200 ($2,330).
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

Illustrated on page 57 of the Berthold - Kummer Handbook.

Realized $6,600.
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Lot 5050

Honduras, 1930 (Jun 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Gb), the companion cover to the preceding card, franked with 1.60p Airmail postage canceled Tela, Honduras, 27 & 28 May, sent by Airmail to New York, where a $1.30 Zeppelin was added and canceled at Lakehurst on 2 June; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets and Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine. Another great Zeppelin rarity; one of only five such cards flown, ex- Gruys. Sieger 64 VI; €6,500 ($6,890).
Michel €2,200 ($2,330).
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $10,800.
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Lot 5051

Hungary, 1930 (May 18-19), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville, First Landing (Michel 62), Zeppelin picture postcard franked with 1.80p Airmail postage tied by Budapest c.d.s.s, 16 May; German flight cachet and Seville receiver, 19 May, on front; minor toning on picture side of card, otherwise Very Fine. Sieger 57 A; €750 ($800).
Michel €750 ($800).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 5052

Italy, 1933 (May 29-Jun 7), Combination Rome/Third South America Flights, cacheted cover originating in Milan, addressed to Buenos Aires and flown Rome-Friedrichshafen-Rio de Janeiro, then by Condor to Buenos Aires; franked with 20L Zeppelin (C47) and 1.25L March on Rome (301); magenta Condor-Zeppelin cachet on reverse, alongside Rio (7 Jun) & Buenos Aires (10 Jun) receivers, Very Fine. The 20L Zeppelin is quite rare on cover. Michel 304Ac. Sassone €2,750 ($2,920).
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 5053

Japan, 1929 (Aug 23-29), Round-the-World Flight, Tokyo to Lakehurst (Michel 30E), cover addressed to the U.S. with ¥3.10 postage tied by Tokyo c.d.s.s, 21 Aug, bearing a small Roessler Eckener label with a red flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst, F.-V.F.
Michel €320 ($340).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 5054

Latvia, 1933 (Oct 14-17), Chicago Flight, Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro (Michel 347b), registered cover franked with 2.75L postage, including complete Wounded Aviators (CB18-20) tied by Riga c.d.s.s, 9 Oct, red Zeppelin and Berlin Connecting Flight cachets on back, along with Rio de Janeiro receivers; originally open on three sides for display, now resealed, Very Fine. Sieger 238 E; €750 ($800).
Michel €700 ($740).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $540.
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Lot 5055

Liechtenstein, 1931 (Jun 10), Liechtenstein Flight, Lausanne Drop (Michel 185 Ia, b), card & cover franked with 1fr & 2fr Zeppelin, respectively (C7-8), each tied by red flight cachet with Vaduz & Lausanne c.d.s.s alongside, Very Fine. Card is a real photo of the Graf Zeppelin tethered to the ground. Zumstein 110 A-B; 600 SFr ($590).
Michel €540 ($570).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $192.
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Lot 5056

Mexico, 1930 (Jun 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Gb), card franked with a 30c Airmail stamp tied by Mexico City c.d.s., 30 May; carried by Airmail to Brownsville, Tex. where a U.S. 65¢ Zeppelin was added and canceled, also on 30 May; the cover was then flown to New York and transferred to Lakehurst; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets and Friedrichshafen receiver on front, Very Fine. One of only ten such cards flown. Sieger 64 VII; €2,000 ($2,120).
Michel €2,500 ($2,650).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,640.
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Lot 5057

Mexico, 1930 (Jun 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Gb), the companion cover to the preceding lot, franked with a 30c Airmail stamp tied by Mexico City c.d.s., 30 May; carried by Airmail to Brownsville, Tex. where a U.S. $1.30 Zeppelin was added and canceled, also on 30 May; the cover was then flown to New York and transferred to Lakehurst; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets and Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine. One of only five such covers flown. Sieger 64 VII; €2,000 ($2,120).
Michel €2,500 ($2,650).
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $2,880.
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Lot 5058

Mexico, 1930 (Jun 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Gb), cover franked with 3p Airmail postage tied by Mexico City c.d.s., 30 May; carried by Airmail to New York and transferred to Lakehurst, from whence it was flown with no added U.S. postage, to Friedrichshafen; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets and Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine. Illustrated on page 58 of the Berthold - Kummer Handbook. One of only five such covers flown. Sieger 64 VIII; €2,750 ($2,920).
Michel €2,800 ($2,970).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Due to an oversight, this cover and four similar ones, were allowed through to Friedrichshafen without the requisite U.S. $1.30 Zeppelin; probably because the three pesos postage was high enough to pay the required rate, even though, according to regulations, it, should not have been accepted.

Realized $2,160.
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Lot 5059

Nicaragua, 1930 (Jun 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen Return (Michel 68Gb), cover with Nicaragua & U.S. mixed franking; sent by regular airmail from Managua to Havana and intended to fly by Graf Zeppelin from Havana to Lakehurst; however, when the airship canceled its planned landing at Cuba, the cover was carried by ship to New York and then taken to Lakehurst; 1.27cor Nicaragua postage affixed (front & back) and canceled May 15; backstamped Havana (May 18) and New York, May 22 (as registered mail) and again May 28 when it left for Lakehurst as regular first class mail, the Nicaraguan Registration handstamp having been crossed out (there were no facilities for registered mail aboard the Zeppelin); U.S. $1.30 Zeppelin (C14) tied by May 27 duplex handstamp, German & U.S. Zeppelin cachets. Only 11 mixed franking covers were flown. Sieger 64IX.
Michel €1,800 ($1,910).
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,560.
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Lot 5060

Nicaragua, 1930 (Jun 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Gb), cover franked with 1.25cor Airmail postage tied by red boxed Managua cancels, 15 May with another 7c on reverse, sent by Registered Airmail to Havana, Cuba, then to New York and transferred to Lakehurst; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets, backstamped Havana (18 May), New York (22, 23 & 27 May, the last for transfer to Lakehurst), and Friedrichshafen. One of only five such covers flown. Sieger 64 IX; €1,800 ($1,910).
Michel €1,800 ($1,910).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 5061

Nicaragua, 1930 (Jun 3-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Gb), card franked with 50c Airmail postage tied by Panama c.d.s.s, 15 May, sent by Airmail to Havana, Cuba, then to New York where a U.S. 65¢ Zeppelin was added and canceled 27 May for transfer to Lakehurst; German and U.S. (type II) flight cachets with Friedrichshafen receiver on front and Havana Airmail slogan cancel (18 May) on reverse, Very Fine. Sieger 64 X; €1,500 ($1,590).
Michel €900 ($950).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,680.
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Lot 5062

Paraguay, 1930 (May 25-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Rio de Janeiro to Lakehurst, mixed franking with Argentina (Michel 66 Ec), cover franked with a 2.85p Airmail tied by a light strike of the Paraguayan flight cachet, Argentine postage of 3.05p added, including strip of 3 of the 1p blue Zeppelin overprint, and tied by Buenos Aires c.d.s.s, 21 May; backstamped Buenos Aires (20 May upon arrival from Paraguay) and green Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver; small abrasion above address area, otherwise F.-V.F. Sieger 62 Ca; €700 ($740).
Michel €1,250 ($1,320).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $204.
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Lot 5063

Paraguay, 1932-35, Zeppelin Flights, balance, fifteen covers and cards, with 1934 cover with C89 & C90, 1932 cover with C3 strip of six & C12, 1937 cover with pair C12 & pair C87, 1935 cover with C96, 1935 cover with C93 (5), a choice lot for the zeppelin specialist, F.-V.F.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 5064

Romania, 1932 (May 2-5), 4th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 241b), registered cover addressed to Bahia with 74L postage tied by Bucharest Airmail ovals, 26 Apr; Friedrichshafen transit c.d.s. with red Berlin Connecting flight and Zeppelin flight cachets, backstamped 5 May plus "Brazilian Servicio Aereo Transatlantico" cachet, Very Fine.
Michel €450+ ($480).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $390.
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Lot 5065

Romania, 1932 (May 2-5), 4th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 241a), registered postcard addressed to Rio de Janeiro with 70L postage tied by one of two Bucharest Airmail ovals, 28 Apr; Friedrichshafen departure c.d.s. and red Zeppelin flight cachet, backstamped 5 May, Very Fine.
Michel €450 ($480).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $360.
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Lot 5066

Romania, 1932 (Aug 29-Sep 1), 5th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 273a), registered cover addressed to Montevideo Uruguay with 96L postage tied by Bucharest Airmail ovals, 24 Aug; Friedrichshafen departure c.d.s., violet Zeppelin and Brazilian Condor-Zeppelin cachets, Very Fine.
Michel €450 ($480).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $570.
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Lot 5067

Romania, 1933 (Aug 19-22), 5th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 327a), registered cover addressed to Rio de Janeiro with 71L postage tied by Bucharest Airmail ovals, 16 Aug; Friedrichshafen departure c.d.s., red Nürnberg/Fürth Airport and Zeppelin Flight cachets, Nürnberg-Fürth c.d.s. (16 Aug) on reverse along with Recife receiver, Very Fine.
Michel €450 ($480).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $480.
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Lot 5068

Romania, 1933 (Sep 30-Oct 3), 8th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen to Recife (Michel 343a), registered postcard addressed to Recife with 77L postage tied by Bucharest Airmail ovals, 26 Sep; Friedrichshafen departure c.d.s. violet Zeppelin Flight cachet, backstamped Pernambuco, 4 Oct, Very Fine.
Michel €450 ($480).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $510.
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Lot 5069

San Marino, 1930 (May 18-19), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville, First Landing (Michel 62b), card franked with 75 postage plus a 2.50L Special Delivery, canceled 12 May; flown to Germany where 1m Airmail was added and canceled 19 May by onboard c.d.s.; German flight cachet and Seville receiver on front; four different 13 May Italian transit c.d.s.s on front and back, Very Fine. Only two cards and four covers were carried. Sieger 57; €3,750 ($3,980).
Michel €1,500 ($1,590).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $2,640.
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Lot 5070

Spain, 1930 (May 19-Jun 5), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Seville to Seville, Second Landing (Michel 67 Ab), matched card and cover franked with 12p and 24p, respectively, tied by Barcelona Airmail cancels, 17 May; with German and U.S. flight cachets and Seville backstamp, Very Fine. Sieger 58 C.
Michel €640 ($680).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $168.
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Lot 5071

Spain, 1930 (May 19-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Aa), cover franked with 24p, tied by Barcelona Airmail cancels, 19 May; Spanish and U.S. flight cachets, Friedrichshafen receiver on front, Very Fine.
Michel €600 ($640).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $540.
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Lot 5072

Spain, 1930, Europe-Pan-American Flight, balance, the balance of 11 covers on exhibit pages comprising Seville-Recife (card & cover), Seville-Rio de Janeiro (card & cover), Seville-Lakehurst (card and two covers), Seville-Seville (card & cover, latter signed by Dr. Hugo Eckener), and Seville, 2nd Landing-Friedrichshafen; none of the covers bear the German flight cachet, the last two have no flight cachet, F.-V.F. (photo on web site).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $390.
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Lot 5073

Spanish Morocco, 1930 (May 5-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Seville to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ad), card originating in Tetuan and franked with 2.30p postage but not cancelled until arrival in Seville on 2 June; red oval German flight cancel and two different Friedrichshafen receivers, otherwise Very Fine. 20 cards and 20 covers were carried. Sieger 64 XVII; €2,000 ($2,120).
Michel €1,500 ($1,590).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $840.
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Lot 5074

Spanish Morocco, 1930 (May 5-6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Seville to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ad), cover franked with 4.85p postage tied by Tangier machine cancels, 27 May; red oval German flight cachet, backstamped Seville (2 June) and Friedrichshafen, Very Fine. 20 cards and 20 covers were carried. Sieger 64 XVII; €2,000 ($2,120).
Michel €1,500 ($1,590).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $540.
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Lot 5075

Surinam, 1930 (May 28-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Recife to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68b), cover franked with 1.67g postage tied by Paramaraibo c.d.s.s, 17 May; sent by Airmail to Recife where 10,500r postage was added, including a 10,000r "U.S.A. Graf Zeppelin" Semi-Official Airmail, canceled Recife Zeppelin flight cachet, 28 May, with U.S. flight cachet; backstamped Surinam Airmail handstamp and Friedrichshafen receiver, Very Fine. Very few covers known., ex- Gruys; signed Roger Koeber. Sieger 57.
Sieger €1,150 ($1,220).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 5076

United States, 1929 (Aug 7-29), Round-the-World Flight, Lakehurst to Lakehurst (Michel 31Aa), $3.55 postage, including $2 Franklin (547), tied by New York machine cancel on Roessler Zeppelin envelope with printed Eckener cachet, violet flight cachet and Lakehurst backstamp; $2 stamp poorly centered, otherwise Very Fine. Sieger 28D.
Michel €180+ ($190).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $168.
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Lot 5077

United States, 1930 (May 18-19), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville, plus Catapult Flight (Michel 62Ga var.), 65¢ Zeppelin & 15¢ Map Airmail (C13, C8) tied by May 1 New York duplex handstamp on dual-cacheted card with Seville receiver at lower right; endorsed by sender to be carried on the S.S. "Bremen" and delivered by catapult flight to Amsterdam on May 7, arriving in Berlin on May 8, from whence it would have proceeded to Friedrichshafen; however, since there is no Catapult Flight cachet, it is uncertain how the card actually crossed the Atlantic, Very Fine. Graue-Leder K 18 X1; $2,000.
Michel €1,700 ($1,800).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 5078

United States, 1930 (May 18-19), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville, First Landing (Michel 62 Ga), Roessler "Dr. Hugo Eckener" postcard franked with a 65¢ Zeppelin tied by New York slogan cancel, 7 May, with German and U.S. flight cachets and handstamped Seville receiver, 19 May, Very Fine. Sieger 64 A.
Michel €700+ ($740).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $270.
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Lot 5079

United States, 1930 (May 18-19), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville, First Landing (Michel 62 Gb), orange cover franked with a $1.30 Zeppelin tied by New York slogan cancel, 6 May, with German and U.S. flight cachets and backstamped Seville, 19 May and green New York Zeppelin receiver used on Zeppelin mail being returned to U.S. addressees, this one via Baquera, Kusche & Martin, Zeppelin Agents in Seville, Very Fine; signed Falk. Sieger 64 B; €650 ($690).
Michel €600 ($640).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $360.
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Lot 5080

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 5), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Seville, Second Landing (Michel 67 Ga), card franked with three 65¢ Zeppelins tied by New York duplex handstamps, 1 May; with German and U.S. flight cachets and small Round Trip cachet (scarce on mail going only as far as Seville), backstamped Seville, F.-V.F. Only 49 cards were carried on the circuit to Seville, as opposed to 1,707 making the entire round trip to Friedrichshafen.
Michel €1,200 ($1,270).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 5081

United States, 1930 (May 18-22), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Pernambuco (Michel 63 Gb), 2¢ postal card franked with a $1.30 Zeppelin tied by New York slogan cancel, 7 May, with German and U.S. flight cachets and Pernambuco backstamps, 23 & 27 May, Very Fine. Sieger 64 B; €650 ($690).
Michel €750 ($800).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 5082

United States, 1930 (May 18-22), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Pernambuco (Michel 63 Gc), airmail envelope with printed Klotzbach Zeppelin cachet franked with a $2.60 Zeppelin tied by New York slogan cancel, 7 May, with German and U.S. flight cachets and Pernambuco backstamp, 23 May, Very Fine. Only 70 covers were carried. Sieger 64 G; €900 ($950).
Michel €1,500 ($1,590).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 5083

United States, 1930 (May 18-25), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro (Michel 64 Gc), cover franked with a $2.60 Zeppelin tied by New York slogan cancel, 25 Apr; with German and U.S. flight cachets and two different Rio de Janeiro backstamps, 25 May; light horizontal file fold at bottom and tiny thumbtack at left and right edges, otherwise Very Fine. Only 100 covers were carried; signed Falk. Sieger 64 C; €900 ($950).
Michel €1,500 ($1,590).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $660.
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Lot 5084

United States, 1930 (May 18-22), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro (Michel 64Gb), $1.30 Zeppelin (C14) tied by May 5 New York duplex handstamp on dual-cacheted cover backstamped Rio, 25 May; underpaid by $1.30 and handstamped "Postage due [$1.35] cents" (5¢ penalty); includes the original Post Office Penalty envelope used to collect the $1.35 due from the addressee and the original slip with $1.35 in Postage Dues affixed (two 2¢ dues have fallen off); just a bit soiled, otherwise F.-V.F., quite scarce.
Michel €750+ ($800).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 5085

United States, 1930 (May 18-25), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro (Michel 64 Gb), picture postcard franked with a $1.30 Zeppelin tied by New York duplex handstamp, 2 May; with German and U.S. flight cachets and two different Rio de Janeiro receivers, 25 May, all on address side, Very Fine. Sieger 64 B; €650 ($690).
Michel €750 ($800).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $450.
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Lot 5086

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66Ga), 65¢ $1.30 Zeppelin (C13), block of 4 with plate number canceled Apr 30 New York duplex handstamp on dual-cacheted round trip cover with Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver on reverse; stamps just Fine, cover with small stain at upper left, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel €1,440 ($1,530).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $420.
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Lot 5087

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66Gc), $2.60 Zeppelin (C15) tied by Apr 26 New York slogan cancel on dual-cacheted cover addressed to Canal Zone; backstamped Lakehurst and Ancon C.Z. (Jun 25), Very Fine.
Michel €1,800 ($1,910).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 5088

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66 Ga var.), cover franked with a 65¢ Zeppelin block of 4 with plate no. tied by New York duplex handstamps, 29 Apr; German and U.S. flight cachets with green Lakehurst Zeppelin backstamp; also with Richmond, Va. backstamp of addressee (11 June)., F.-V.F. A very rare franking. Sieger 64 C var.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $480.
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Lot 5089

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66Ga/b), two 65¢ & a $1.30 Zeppelin (C13, C14) tied by New York duplex handstamps on dual-cacheted cover; light toning along left edge affects one 65¢ slightly, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel €1,460 ($1,550).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $900.
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Lot 5090

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66 Gb), picture postcard franked with a $1.30 Zeppelin tied by New York duplex and a 10¢ Special Delivery tied by New York slogan cancel, both 24 Apr; red German flight cachet and green Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver, along with magenta "Fee Claimed by Office of First Address" handstamp and Rockford, Ill. c.d.s. (1 June); all markings on front; minor corner bend, otherwise Very Fine. Very rare. Sieger 64 B; €650+ ($690).
Michel €600+ ($640).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $780.
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Lot 5091

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66 G var.), 1¢ postal card franked with a 65¢ Zeppelin and a 3¢ Lincoln intended for the Friedrichshafen-Lakehurst flight by underfranked by 61¢ and returned uncanceled to the sender by registered mail under separate cover; includes the U.S. Post Office letter of transmittal from the Foreign Section of New York's Varick St. Station, explaining the reason for returning the card.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 5092

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66Gb), $1.30 Zeppelin (C14) tied by May 2 New York duplex handstamp (and by U.S. flight cachet) on dual-cacheted 1¢ postal card with Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver at bottom, Very Fine.
Michel €600 ($640).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $240.
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Lot 5093

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (Michel 66Gc), $2.60 Zeppelin (C15) tied by Apr 25 New York slogan cancel on dual-cacheted 5¢ Airmail stamped envelope addressed to Compton, Cal.; backstamped Lakehurst then carried by Airmail to addressee and backstamped Compton, Very Fine.
Michel €1,800 ($1,910).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $390.
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Lot 5094

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst and Lakehurst to Seville, 3 covers, cacheted Zeppelin cards (2) and cover: 65¢ (card) Lakehurst-Seville, $1.30 (card) & $2.60 (cover) Friedrichshafen-Lakehurst; matched addresses, Very Fine. Scott C13-C15; $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $540.
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Lot 5095

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68Gb), plain envelope franked with $2.60 Zeppelin (C15) plate no. single, under-paying the $3.90 rate by $1.30, tied by May 6 New York machine cancel, German & U.S. cachets and small purple Round Trip cachet, backstamped Friedrichshafen with green New York Zeppelin receiver on front; handstamped "Postage due ($1.35) cents" and Received in Bad Condition, G.P.O. N.Y. D.M. with Post Office Seal (OX21 wrapped around right end and tied by Jun 18 New York duplex (the same date as the Zeppelin receiver); the cover is rather beat-up and reinforced, but represents an exceedingly rare Zeppelin usage.
Michel €1,200+ ($1,270).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,640.
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Lot 5096

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 G var.), legal size cover franked with the complete set of Zeppelins (C13-C15), as well as every other U.S. Airmail stamp issued up until that time (C1-C12, including the 1928 Aeronautics Conference set (649-650); canceled multiple New York duplex handstamps, 30 Apr, with German and U.S. flight cachets, small Round Trip cachet and Friedrichshafen backstamp; edge affects most of the stamps place along the outer edges of the cover, including the 65¢ & $2.60 Zeppelin, otherwise F.-V.F. Undoubtedly, a completely unique Zeppelin cover. Sieger 64 DII var.
Sieger €2,200 ++ ($2,330).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $960.
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Lot 5097

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 G var.), cover franked with two 65¢ & two $1.30 Zeppelins tied by Apr 25 New York duplex handstamps; German and U.S. flight cachets plus Round Trip cachet, backstamped Friedrichshafen and green New York Zeppelin receiver (18 June), as well as Boston (19 June); also includes the original U.S. Post Office Department postcard mailed on 26 Apr from New York to the sender acknowledging receipt of "U.S. Air Mail via Graf Zeppelin", Very Fine. A rare combination of stamps making up the proper $3.90 rate, as well as the very uncommon presence of the Post Office receipt card. Sieger 64 var.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $2,160.
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Lot 5098

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 G var.), cover franked with sheet margin $1.30 & $2.60 Zeppelins canceled by a New York duplex handstamp, 26 Apr, with German and U.S. flight cachets, small Round Trip cachet and Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine. Sieger 64 var.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $510.
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Lot 5099

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68Ga/b), 65¢ & a $1.30 Zeppelin (C13, C14) tied by May 5 Washington D.C. duplex handstamp on dual-cacheted card; serviced by C.E. Nickles and bearing small Round Trip cachet, Very Fine.
Michel €1,130 ($1,200).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 5100

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68Gb), $1.30 Zeppelin (C14) tied by April 19 (First Day) Washington D.C. duplex handstamps on dual-cacheted 5¢ Airmail stamped envelope addressed to Essen with red Essen Airmail handstamps front & back; also bears a small St. Antony's Guild label sealing the flap. Underpaid by $2.60 but carried and apparently delivered unnoticed, as there is no Round Trip cachet, F.-V.F.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 5101

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 Ge var.), cover franked with three $1.30 Zeppelins tied by a New York duplex handstamps, 5 May, with German and U.S. flight cachets and small Round Trip cachet, backstamped Friedrichshafen and green New York Zeppelin receiver, Very Fine. Sieger 64 BII var.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 5102

United States, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen (Michel 68 G var.), Roessler Zeppelin postcard franked with 65¢ & $1.30 Zeppelins tied by a New York duplex handstamp, 7 May, with German and U.S. flight cachets, small Round Trip cachet and Friedrichshafen receiver on front; green New York Zeppelin receiver and c.d.s. (18 June) on back; card with tiny edge tear at left, otherwise Very Fine. Sieger 64 var.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $570.
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Lot 5103

United States, 1930 (Jun 3-5), Europe-Pan-American Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst to Seville (Michel 67 Ge), cover franked with a $1.30 Zeppelin tied by Lakehurst flag cancel, 30 May, with only the type II U.S. flight cachet, backstamped Seville, Very Fine. Sieger 64 G; €650 ($690).
Michel €600 ($640).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $330.
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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC
The Oldest Philatelic Auction House in the United States, established in 1885.
 
Administrative Office:
4 Finance Drive, Suite 100
Danbury, CT 06810, USA

Tel: 203.297.6056
Fax: 203.297.6059
  Boston Area Office:
181 Wells Avenue, Suite 105
Newton, MA 02459, USA

Tel: 781.453.0990
Fax: 781.453.0945
 

info@kelleherauctions.com