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The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights

Hindenburg Flights
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Lot 225

1936, Hindenburg North & South America Flights (Michel 9/60), about 65 covers flown between April & October of 1936; mostly Germany (a few onboard postings), U.S. and Brazil but also Danzig (1st North America Flight), Paraguay (12th South America Flight) and Sweden (8th North America Flight), plus a German card flown Round Trip on the 1st North America flight; includes two mounted on colorful, professionally handmade album pages (text in Dutch).
Michel €3,500 ($3,730).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 226

1936, Hindenburg & Graf Zeppelin II, L.Z. 129-130 group, about 30 mostly different cards or covers, about equally divided between the two ships; best items are Hindenburg Mar 23, 1936, First Mail Flight card signed by Dr. Eckener, an Olympic Flight picture postcard showing Hindenburg's passenger lounge canceled at the onboard post office (mailed from Frankfurt), the Mar 11, 1937, "Udet" Flight; and an unflown FDC of the 1938 Count von Zeppelin Airmails (C59-60, Michel €300); also includes a few photos and modern picture postcards.
Michel €750 ($800).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $1,000.
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