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Catapult and DO-X Flights
 
 
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Lot 1382

Germany, 1929-31, small group of catapult covers, five covers and a card, four Bremen and one Europa, one of the Bremen eastbound with U.S. postage (and Roessler cachet), the others westbound with German postage; the sixth is from Switzerland to the U.S., marked for Bremen catapult service, but apparently carried by normal Airmail; couple faults but generally F-VF.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1383

Germany, 1934, Bremen catapult cover (Graue-Leder K175d), westbound flight to N.Y., franked with 1.95m postage including 1m Chicago Flight Zeppelin (C43) tied by Bremen Seapost cancels, blue and red flight cachets, Fine to Very Fine, a very rare franking.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1384

Liechtenstein, 1930 (16 Oct), Europa Catapult Flight to New York (Graue-Leder K55 LN), franked with two each 20rp & 45rp Airmails (C2 & C5) canceled Vaduz, 2 Oct, with Catapult flight cachet; backstamped Lancaster Pa., Oct 23, Very Fine.
Graue-Leder $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1385

Surinam, 1931, Do-X Flight, Surinam to Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (AAMC Do-X 13f), cover with complete set Surinam Scott C8-14 flown from Paramaribo, Surinam, to Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on Do-X. Special Surinam Do-X postmark of Aug 18 applied 3 times. Official flight cachet. Backstamped Port-of-Spain August 19, 3:45PM. Outstanding item from this flight, Very Fine.
Scott C8-C13; $253 as used off cover. AAMC $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1386

United States, 1930 (16 Jun), Eastbound Catapult flight, Bremen - Southampton, cacheted cover franked with a 65¢ Zeppelin (C13) tied by Jun 10 New York double oval, addressed to Finland with Berlin and Malmo, Sweden backstamps, both 17 Jun, Very Fine. A most unusual franking.
Graue-Leder K 26.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1387

United States, 1931, DO-X Flight, Cuba to New York, cover addressed to co-pilot C.H. Schidhauer, serviced by Roessler, with both black & red D-OX cachets, reverse is addressed to Roessler, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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