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Lot 1388

Albania, 1933 (May 6-9), 1st South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 294a), registered cover to Santo Brazil franked with 65q postage canceled Vlone, 27 Apr, and bearing all appropriate markings, including Tirane & Milan transit backstamps, Very Fine.
Sieger 202; €450 ($530).
Michel €450 ($530).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1389

Algeria, 1934 (Oct 13-16), 10th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen-Recife (Michel 410). Registered postcard franked with 10fr80c canceled Algiers 8 Oct, Friedrichshafen departure c.d.s. 13 Oct and red "b" flight cachet with Recife receiver 17 Oct, Very Fine.
Sieger 280Aa.
Michel €420 ($490).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1390

Andorra (French), 1932 (Sep 12-21), 6th South America Flight (Sieger 177), very scarce registered cover flown from Fr. Andorra to Paris and then to Berlin and Friedrichshafen, where placed on LZ-127 to Montevideo, Uruguay. Green staging cachet on back, black Uruguayan staging cachet on front, used as a receiving stamp. Andorra covers unlisted in Sieger, Very Fine.
Michel 275; €600 ($700).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1391

Argentina, 1930-32, three Zeppelin covers, 1930 First South America Flight: card with blue Zeppelin overprints, Rio de Janeiro - Friedrichshafen; cover with green Zeppelin overprints, Rio - Lakehurst; and 1932 Seventh South America Flight, card with 1932 Zep overprints complete (C35-37), Buenos Aires - Friedrichshafen; all with appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Michel 66Fe, 68Fa, 281Cb; €340 ($400).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1392

Austria, 1929 (May 16-17), Interrupted & Continued America Flights (Michel 23, 27), cover flown on the Interrupted Flight and card on the Continued Flight, the card with an illustrated Zeppelin cachet; franked with 7s & 3.50s, respectively, and postmarked Vienna and Friedrichshafen, each with blue flight cachet and 5 Aug New York receiver; cover slightly reduced at top and without flap, otherwise Very Fine.
Sieger 26, 27; €660 ($780).
Michel €400+ ($470).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1393

Austria, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin (Michel 204a), card franked with 3.30s postage canceled 18 Jul, with Friedrichshafen c.d.s., 24 Jul, and all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 119; €200 ($240).
Michel €240 ($280).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1394

Belgium, 1932 (May 2-5), 4th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 241a), registered cover franked with 16fr airmail postage canceled Antwerp, 29 Apr, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 157Aa; €175 ($210).
Michel €280 ($330).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1395

Belgium, 1932 (Sep 12-15), 6th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco, cover to Montevideo franked with 13.25fr postage canceled Brussels, 9 Sep, and bearing all appropriate markings, including the Brazilian confirmation stamp; marked for the Berlin connecting flight, but apparently going directly to Friedrichshafen, Very Fine.
Michel 275a; €300 ($350). Sieger 177; €175 ($210).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1396

Bermuda, 1925 (Apr 24), U.S.S. Los Angeles, Return Flight, Hamilton - Lakehurst (Michel 6 Ae), two covers with 2½d postage canceled Apr 16, each with the 3-line flight cachet, one with original enclosure noting the occasion of "the first Air Mail carried between Bermuda and U.S.A., Fine to Very Fine.
Michel €440 ($520).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1397

Bolivia, 1930 (May 25-31), South America Return Flight, La Paz - (Rio de Janeiro -) Lakehurst. Cover from La Paz to New York, with black 2-line "script" cachet and black boxed flight cachet (reverse), green Lakehurst backstamp, franked with Scott C8, complete AERO set including one bronzed overprint C11-12, 14-16, 23, 24 (San 19, 23, 26, 33, 35, 37), Extremely Fine, ex- Wolffe.
Michel 66Ca. Sieger 60A.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1398

Bolivia, 1930 (May 25-June 6), South America Return Flight, La Paz - (Rio de Janeiro - Lakehurst - Seville -) Friedrichshafen. Cover from La Paz to Liverpool, with black 2-line "script" cachet, black boxed flight cachet, US violet diamond flight cachet, Friedrichshafen backstamp; franked with Zeppelin set Scott C8-C10 and complete AERO set plus 10c brown overprint (trial color) C11, C12, C13, C14, C15, C16, C18 (Sanabria 19-21, 22-27, 30); light vertical creases, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Wolffe.
Michel 68Cabc. Sieger 60D.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1399

Bolivia, 1930 (May 25-31), South America Return Flight, La Paz - (Rio de Janeiro -) Lakehurst, May 25-31, 1930. Cover from La Paz to New York, with black 2-line "script" cachet and black boxed flight cachet (reverse), green Lakehurst backstamp, franked with Scott C8, C11 invert overprint, C12, C14, C15 inverted overprint, C16, C18 (Sanabria 19, 22, 23a, 24, 25, 26a, 27); light horizontal creases, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Wolffe.
Michel Mi 66Ca. Sieger 60A.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1400

Bolivia, 1930 (May 25-June 6), South America 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 ($2,120).
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1401

Bolivia, 1930 (May 23-Jun 6), South America Flight, Rio de Janeiro - Friedrichshafen (Michel 68Ca), picture postcard franked with 15c & 1,50b Zeppelins, the latter with comma instead of period ("Bs. 1,50"), all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 60A; €150 ($180).
Michel €180+ ($210).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 1402

Brazil, 1930 (May 23-Jun 6), South America Flight, Rio de Janeiro - Friedrichshafen (Michel 66Bh), Airmail envelope franked with 10,000r on 20,000r Zep (4CL5) and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Scott $400. Sieger 59H; €300 ($350).
Michel €180 ($210).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1403

Brazil, 1930 (May 23-Jun 6), South America Flight, Rio de Janeiro - Friedrichshafen (Michel 66Bh), cover as previous, but with a slightly different border design on the envelope, Very Fine.
Scott $400. Sieger 59H; €300 ($350).
Michel €180 ($210).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1404

Brazil, 1930 (May 23-Jun 6), South America 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).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1405

Brazil, 1930 (May 28-31), South America Flight, Pernambuco - Lakehurst (Michel 66B var.), three covers franked with 10,000r on 20,000r Semi-Official Zeppelin (4CL5), each with a different red & blue airmail border, all mailed in Rio de Janeiro on 24 May, all with flight cachet, green & yellow Condor label and Lakehurst backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Michel €1,050 ($1,230).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1406

Brazil, 1932-6, eight Zeppelin covers, consists of Sieger 139A, 151A, 151B, 178 (2), 184, 291 & 309A, all handstamps well struck, appropriately franked, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1407

British Offices in Morocco, 1934 (Jun 23-26), Argentina Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 370), registered cover franked with 2.40p postage canceled Larache, 10 Jun, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 254.
Michel €350 ($410).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1408

Canada, 1930 (May 18-Jun 5), South America Flight, Round Trip, Friedrichshafen - Seville (Michel 68J), cover franked with U.S. 65¢ Zeppelin (C13) tied by Washington D.C. First Day cancel, Apr 19, along with 65¢ regular postage; the cover was then taken to Canada where it was franked with a 5¢ Airmail (C1) and sent back to New York for dispatch to Friedrichshafen, from whence it was flown Round-the-World to the second landing at Seville on Jun 5; all appropriate markings including the small roundtrip cachet. Underpaid by $1.30 as the rate was $3.90 for this route.
Unitrade 64Ib; C$2,000 ($1,530).
Michel €3,500 ($4,110).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 1409

Canada, 1936 (May 12-14), Hindenburg 1st North America Flight, Return, Lakehurst to Frankfurt (Michel 13), illustrated airmail envelope franked with 60¢ postage tied by Toronto c.d.s.s, 8 May, U.S. flight cachet, backstamped Frankfurt type III Hindenburg receiver, Very Fine.
Sieger 409 G; €500 ($590).
Michel €350 ($410).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1410

Chile, 1932, South America Flights (Michel 238Da//278Cc), group of five cards comprising two Second South America Flight (Mi. 238Da, S. 147), one Fifth South America Flight (Mi. 274Ca, S. 175a), and two Sixth South America Flight (Mi. 278Cad, S. 181C), Very Fine.
Sieger €510 ($600).
Michel €640 ($750).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1411

Czechoslovakia, 1934 (Sep 15-18), 8th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 401b), cover to Buenos Aires franked with 16k postage canceled Liberec/Reichenberg, 12 Sep, with red Berlin "a" flight cachet, backstamped Prague, Berlin and Buenos Aires, Very Fine.
Sieger 274.
Michel €220 ($260).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 1412

Germany, 1912, Viktoria Luise flown card (Michel 11Ba), multicolor Official onboard picture postcard of an airship landing with onboard cancel, 3 Jul and 5pf Germania canceled Hamburg the same day, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel €500 ($590).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1413

Germany, 1928-31, three Zeppelin covers, 2m Zeppelin (C38) on 1928 America Flight card, Friedrichshafen Lakehurst; 2m & 4m Zeppelins (C36-37) on Round-the-World Flight card, Friedrichshafen - Friedrichshafen; and 1m Zeppelin C35 (with upper left corner sheet margin) used as postage on an ordinary registered airmail cover, Jun 1931 from Leipzig to Erfurt and forwarded to Gotha.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1414

Germany, 1929 (May 16-17), Interrupted America Flight (Michel 23), two cards & a cover, each with a different Roessler printed cachet, the cards franked with a 2m Zeppelin, the cover with a 4m Zeppelin; each with Delay handstamp and Aug 5 New York receiver, Very Fine.
Sieger 26A; €300+ ($350).
Michel €240+ ($280).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1415

Germany, 1929 (Aug 15-29), Round-the-World Flight, Friedrichshafen - Lakehurst (Michel 31a), cover franked with a 2m & two 4m Zeppelins canceled Friedrichshafen, 15 Aug, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 30Ac; €500 ($590).
Michel €365 ($430).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1416

Germany, 1929 (Oct 15-17), Balkan Flight (Sieger 42d), attractive picture post card showing Graf Zeppelin in hanger, postmarked "on board" on October 16, 1929. Card dropped over Sofia, Bulgaria same day. Receiving postmark on Bulgarian franking, Extremely Fine.
Sieger €225 ($260).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1417

Germany, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), South America Flight, with block of four 2r Zeppelin on cover addressed to USA, red South American flight cachet, green receiver on reverse; small tear upper center edge, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1418

Germany, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), South America Flight, 2 covers, includes cover with 2m (C38) and red cachet addressed to USA, and postcard of New York Life Building NY with 4m (C39) and 1m (C32) addressed to USA, with red cachet and green receiver, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1419

Germany, 1930 (May 18-Jun 6), South America Flight (Scott C39), two 4m singles on cacheted Zeppelin cover to Lakehurst, some toning affects one stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 439; €900 ($1,060).
Scott $825.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1420

Germany, 1930 (May 18-31), South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Lakehurst (Michel 66a), single 2m & two 4m South America Flight Zeppelins (C38-39) tied on cover by Friedrichshafen circular datestamps, red flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst, Fine to Very Fine.
Sieger 57N; €500 ++ ($590).
Michel €1,500 ($1,760).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1421

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 $425.
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Lot 1422

Germany, 1931 (Jun 30-Jul 3), Iceland Flight, Reykjavik drop (Michel 193Ia), 2m South America Flight Zeppelin (C38) tied on cover by Friedrichshafen circular datestamp, green flight cachet, Reykjavik receiver on front, Very Fine.
Sieger 113A; €500 for franking ($590).
Michel €500 for franking ($590).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1423

Germany, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin (Michel 204a), three covers franked with Polar Flight Zeppelins: 1.) 1m C41 pair (card); 2.) 2m C42 on (card); and 3.) 4m C43; all postmarked Friedrichshafen 24 Oct and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Michel €1,665 ($1,960).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1424

Germany, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin, 4m Polar Flight Zeppelin (C42) tied on cover by Onboard circular datestamp, 25 Jul, red flight cachet, Malyguin receiver on front, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 204c; €1,100 ($1,290). Sieger 119F; €1,100 ($1,290).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1425

Germany, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin (Scott C40-C42), 1m-4m Polar Flight Zeppelins tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s.s, 24 Jul 1931, on picture postcard flown Friedrichshafen to the Icebreaker Malyguin, red flight cachet and Malyguin receiver, Very Fine.
Michel 456-458; €1,500 ($1,760).
Scott $1,185.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1426

Germany, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin (Michel 204c), cover franked with a 4m Polar Flight Zeppelin tied by onboard cancel, 25 Jul with red flight cachet and Malyguin receiver, Very Fine.
Sieger 119C; €1,100 ($1,290).
Michel €1,100 ($1,290).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 1427

Germany, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin, cover franked with a 4m Polar Flight Zeppelin canceled Friedrichshafen, 24 Jul with red flight cachet and Malyguin receiver, Very Fine.
Michel 204a; €1,100 ($1,290). Sieger 119F; €1,100 ($1,290).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 1428

Germany, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin, picture postcard franked with a 2m Polar Flight Zeppelin canceled Friedrichshafen, 24 Jul with red flight cachet and Malyguin receiver; card is a real photo view of Munich's Odeonsplatz from the Feldherrenhalle, Very Fine.
Michel 204a; €430 ($500). Sieger 119F; €425 ($500).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 1429

Germany, 1931 (Jul 25-27), Polar Flight, Berlin - Malyguin (Michel 204b), 4m Polar Flight Zeppelin (C42), tied by Berlin circular datestamp with red flight cachet and Malyguin receiver on front, Very Fine.
Sieger 119H; €1,100 ($1,290).
Michel €1,100 ($1,290).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1430

Germany, 1931 (Jul 27-30), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin - Berlin, cover franked with two 1m Polar Flight Zeppelins tied by onboard cancels, 29 Jul, with red flight cachet, Leningrad pictorial c.d.s. & Berlin receiver, both 31 Jul, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 205Ib; €750 ($880). Sieger 119Kc; €750 ($880).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1431

Germany, 1931 (Oct 14-17), Chicago Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 347c), card franked with 1m Chicago Flight Zeppelin and 40pf Hindenburg tied by 16 Oct onboard cancel with flight cachet and Pernambuco receiver on front, Very Fine.
Sieger 238Aba; €925 ($1,090).
Michel €425 ($500).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1432

Germany, 1933 (Oct 14-25), Chicago Flight, franked with 1m (C43), 2m (C44) and 50pf (381) tied by Lohne c.d.s., with red cachet, addressed to NJ; light paper wrinkles, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1433

Germany, 1933 (Oct 14-25), Chicago Flight, franked with 5pf (C27), 20pf (C30), 50pf (C31) & 2m (C44) tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s., with red cachet addressed to NJ; light paper wrinkles, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1434

Germany, 1933 (Oct 14-25), Chicago Flight, Friedrichshafen - Chicago (Michel 352a), 1¢ Jefferson postal card franked with 2m Chicago Flight Zeppelin (C43) with 15pf & 50pf Eagles, tied by Friedrichshafen circular datestamps, red flight cachet, backstamped Chicago World's Fair, Very Fine.
Sieger 238Bca; €375 ($440).
Michel €300 ($350).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1435

Germany, 1933 (14-25 Oct), Chicago Flight, Friedrichshafen - Chicago (Michel 352a), registered cover to Milwaukee franked with the complete set of Chicago Flight Zeppelins (C43-C45) canceled Leipzig, 10 Oct, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 238.
Michel €1,450 ($1,700).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1436

Germany, 1934 (Dec 8-12), 12th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Recife (Michel 418), 4m Chicago Flight Zeppelin (C45), used with 30pf Hindenburg, tied on registered cover by Friedrichshafen circular datestamp, green flight cachet, backstamped Pernambuco, Fine to Very Fine, very scarce franking.
Sieger 286Aa.
Michel €700 ($820).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1437

Germany: Saar, 1933 (Jun 25), Saar Flight, Saarbrücken-Friedrichshafen (Michel 314 Ab). Picture postcard (Saarbrücken train station) canceled 25 Jun with both cachets and Friedrichshafen receiver, Very Fine.
Sieger 218.
Michel €350 ($410).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1438

Germany: Danzig, 1929 (May 16-17), Interrupted America Flight (Michel 23), card franked with 2.60g postage canceled 8 May with all appropriate markings, Fine to Very Fine.
Sieger 26A.
Michel €250 ($290).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 1439

Germany: Danzig, 1931 (Jul 21), Polar Flight, an eye-catching, multicolor franking sent Danzig to Finland consisting of #200-203 and 210, all tied by oval bridge-type "Danzig 5/21.7.31.12-1N/Luftpost" cancels, with red Polarfahrt cachet at center and blue Airmail etiquette at right; additional markings include Leningrad 5VII31 and 25VII31 "Par Avion. Zeppelin" figurative cancels and a Friedrichshafen 24.7.31 bridge cancel; "By Graf Zeppelin via Leningrad" manuscript notation at top left in German; no backstamps, uncommon origin and destination, Very Fine, your exhibit centerpiece awaits.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1440

Gibraltar, 1933 (Oct 14-17), Chicago Flight, Friedrichshafen-Recife (Michel 347 b). Registered postcard franked with 1s1½d tied by Gibraltar registered oval 7 Oct and by red flight cachet, red Berlin Connecting Flight cachet on reverse along with Recife receiver, Very Fine.
Sieger 238; €850 ($1,000).
Michel €500 ($590).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1441

Greece, 1932 (May 2-5), 4th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 241b), printed Zeppelin envelope franked with 29d postage, including 25d Hermes (213), postmarked Athens, 26 Apr, and bearing all appropriate markings all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 157B; €300+ ($350).
Michel €380 ($450).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1442

Ireland, 1932 (Aug 29-Sep 1), 5th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 273b), cover sent registered and franked with 1s3½d postage canceled Dublin, 25 Aug, and bearing all appropriate markings all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 171B; €350+ ($410).
Michel €450 ($530).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1443

Ireland, 1932 (Sep 26-29), 7th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 279b), cover franked with 1s3½d postage canceled Dublin, 220Sep, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 183; €300 ($350).
Michel €450 ($530).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1444

Ireland, 1933 (May 6-9), 1st South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 294b), cover franked with 12½d postage postmarked 3 May and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 202B; €300 ($350).
Michel €400 ($470).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1445

Ireland, 1933 (Jul 1-4), 3rd South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 315b), cover to Rio de Janeiro franked with 12½d postage canceled Dublin, 29 Jun, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 219B; €350 ($410).
Michel €350 ($410).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1446

Ireland, 1933 (Aug 5-15), 4th South America Flight (Sieger 223B), cover (printed matter rate) flown to Berlin where placed on connecting flight to Friedrichshafen. Then flown on LZ-127 to Pernambuco, where backstamped Aug 8, 1933, Very Fine.
Sieger €250 ($290).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1447

Ireland, 1933 (Sep 2-5), 6th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 333c), cover franked with 12½d postage canceled Dublin, 31 Au, and bearing all appropriate markings including the Brazilian flight cachet on reverse, Very Fine.
Sieger 229B; €350 ($410).
Michel €350 ($410).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1448

Italy, 1933 (May 29), Rome Circuit Flight (Michel 303Ac, d), card franked with a 3L Zeppelin and cover with a 5L Zeppelin, each bearing all appropriate markings, the cover, addressed to Florence, has several 6-7 Jun backstamps with a 5 Jun Marseille Airport c.d.s. on the front — somehow, the cover ended up in Marseille before being delivered to its addressee.
Sieger 208A, B; €350 ($410).
Michel €380 ($450).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1449

Italy, 1934 (Oct 13-16), 10th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 410), cover to Buenos Aires franked with 26L postage canceled Milan, 12 Oct, with Friedrichshafen c.d.s. and red "c" flight cachet, no receiving postmark, Very Fine.
Sieger 280; €250 ($290).
Michel €300 ($350).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1450

Italian Colonies: Tripolitania, 1933 (May 29), Rome Circuit Flight (Michel 303Ga), card franked with a 3L Zeppelin and Libia 75c Pictorial canceled Tripoli, 25 May, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 208A, B; €350 ($410).
Michel €400 ($470).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1451

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, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel €320 ($380).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1452

Latvia, 1932 (26-29 Sep), Seventh South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 279b), card franked with 1.80L postage canceled Riga, 21 Sep, and bearing all appropriate markings all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 183B; €375 ($440).
Michel €500 ($590).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1453

Liechtenstein, 1930-36, nine Zeppelin covers, marvelous group comprising 1930 South America and Chemnitz Flights; 1931 Iceland and Austria (card) Flights; 1932 4th & 8th South America and Liechtenstein Flights; 1933; and 1936 Hindenburg 1st North America Flight with C15-16; all with premium frankings, the Iceland Flight with some perf toning but otherwise F-VF. Used stamps alone catalog more than $1,700 in Scott).
Michel €1,440 ($1,690).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1454

Liechtenstein, 1931 (Jun 10), Liechtenstein Flight, Vaduz - Lausanne (Michel 184Ib & var.), two covers, one franked with a single 2f Zeppelin (C8), the other with a pair of 1fr (C7), all appropriate markings; the last with some faint toning not affecting stamps, otherwise Very Fine.
Zumstein 110B & var.; 850 SFr ($860).
Michel €620+ ($730).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1455

Liechtenstein, 1931 (Jul 24-25), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen-Leningrad. Postcard franked 1.40fr (C1, C3, C6), flight cachet, Friedrichshafen transit & Leningrad receiver; 15rp stamp rounded corner, otherwise Very Fine.
Sieger 119.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1456

Liechtenstein, 1931 (Aug 8-Oct 11), Münster-Essen & Meiningen Flights (Michel 207, 208, 224), three covers flown Friedrichshafen to Münster, to Essen and to Meiningen, each bearing, among others, a 2fr Royal Family (107 or 107b), all with red flight cachet and proper backstamp; a Very Fine and most attractive group.
Michel €660 ($780).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1457

Liechtenstein, 1931 (Oct 11), Meiningen Flight (Michel 224), cover franked with 2.70fr postage including the rare 90r Monestary perf 10½ (104) canceled Triesenberg, 2 Oct, with Friedrichshafen c.d.s., red flight cachet and Meiningen backstamp.
Scott 198. Zumstein 188.
Michel €120 +++ ($140).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1458

Luxembourg, 1931 (Jun 7-8), Magdeburg Flight (Michel 182), card franked with 4.75fr canceled 2 Jun, with German 100pf canceled Friedrichshafen, 7 Jun; red flight cachet, Very Fine.
Sieger 109; €250 ($290).
Michel €250 ($290).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1459

Luxembourg, 1931 (Jul 12-13), Austria Flight, Friedrichshafen - Vienna (Michel 198), card franked with 4.75fr canceled 8 Jul with German 1m Eagle Airmail (C32) canceled Friedrichshafen, 12 Jul; blue flight cachet, Very Fine.
Sieger 116; €200 ($240).
Michel €350 ($410).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1460

Luxembourg, 1931 (Aug 16-17), Münster-Essen Flight, Friedrichshafen - Essen (Michel 208a), cover franked with 1¾fr Airmail canceled 10 Aug, with 2m Polar Flight Zeppelin canceled Friedrichshafen, 15 Aug; red flight cachet and Essen/Mülheim backstamp, Very Fine.
Sieger 121E; €225 ($260).
Michel €380 ($450).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1461

Luxembourg, 1932 (May 2-5), 4th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 241a), Behrens-Neuheiten Zeppelin card to Rio de Janeiro franked with 1.25fr postage canceled 28 Apr and 1.40m German Airmail postage canceled Friedrichshafen, 2 May, with all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 157Aa; €200 ($240).
Michel €280 ($330).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1462

Luxembourg, 1933 (Jun 25), Saar Flight (Michel 314Ab), card franked with 6.50fr postage canceled 22 Jun and bearing both flight cachets and Friedrichshafen Pictorial c.d.s.
Sieger 218D; €1,300 ($1,530).
Michel €600 ($700).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1463

Monaco, 1932 (Oct 24-27), 9th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 286a), registered cover franked with 12fr postage (four stamps on the front and eight on the back) postmarked 17 Oct and bearing all appropriate markings all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 195; €550 ($650).
Michel €500 ($590).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1464

Netherlands, 1929 (Aug 1-5), Continued America Flight (Michel 27), cover franked with 2.37½g postmarked Groningen and Friedrichshafen, with blue flight cachet; backstamped New York, 5 Aug, Fine.
Sieger 27; €375 ($440).
Michel €300 ($350).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1465

Netherlands, 1930-32, four Zeppelin covers (Michel 62//239), 1930 South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Seville (card); 1930 Netherlands Flight; 1931 Baltic Sea Flight, Copenhagen drop (card); and 1932 Third South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (card), Very Fine.
Michel €650 ($760).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1466

Netherlands, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Friedrichshafen - Malyguin (Michel 204a), cover franked with 2½g Wilhelmina (162) tied by Helmond circular datestamp, Friedrichshafen transit, red flight cachet and Malyguin receiver, all on front, Very Fine and scarce.
NVPH 119F; €450 ($530).
Michel €400 ($470).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1467

Paraguay, 1932-34, South America Flights (Michel 235//404), group of five cards or covers comprising 1932 First (card), Fifth (card), & Eighth, 1933 Sixth, and 1934 Eighth; all but the 1933 cover were sent registered, Very Fine.
Michel €640 ($750).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1468

Paraguay, 1933 (Jul 1-12), 3rd South American Flight, registered to Germany, with all appropriate markings and franking, Very Fine.
Sieger 221.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1469

Romania, 1932 (May 2-5), 4th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 241a), printed Zeppelin envelope franked with 74L postage cand Bucharest, 28 Apr, and bearing all appropriate markings all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 157Aa; €160 ($190).
Michel €320 ($380).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1470

Romania, 1933 (May 6-9), 1st South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 294a), registered cover to Buenos Aires franked with 91L postage canceled Bucharest, 2 May, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 202; €400 ($470).
Michel €350 ($410).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1471

Russia, 1931 (Jul 24-27), Polar Flight, Leningrad - Malyguin, pair of registered cards, each franked with two of the 4 special imperforate stamps (€250), Very Fine.
Sieger 120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1472

Russia, 1931 (Jul 27-30), Polar Flight, Malyguin - Friedrichshafen (Scott C26-C29), the complete of Polar Flight Zeppelins imperf set on matching registered Zeppelin cover & card from the Malyguin to Friedrichshafen, Very Fine, each signed Wassmann BPP.
Michel 402 B-405 B.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1473

San Marino, 1933 (May 29), Rome and 2nd South America Flights, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 304Dcb), cover to Rio de Janeiro franked with a 12L Zeppelin & 2L airmail canceled Citta, 13 May, and backstamped Rome (29 May) and Rio de Janeiro (7 Jun), Very Fine.
Sieger 209I.d; €375 ($440).
Michel €550 ($650).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1474

Scandinavia: Denmark, 1932 (Apr 17-20), 3rd South America Flight, Friedrichshafen-Pernambuco. Picture postcard franked with 15ø & 1kr Airmails (C2, C5), with Zeppelin and Berlin Connecting Flight cachets and Recife receiver, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 239 b; €320 ($380). Sieger 150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1475

Scandinavia: Denmark, 1932 (Apr 17-20), 3rd South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin connecting flight (Michel 239b), card sent registered to Buenos Aires franked with 2.70kr postage canceled Copenhagen, 17 Apr, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 150B; €275 ($320).
Michel €320 ($380).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1476

Scandinavia: Finland, 1930 (Sep 24), Baltic Sea Flight, Helsinki-Friedrichshafen (Michel 128Af var.). Cover franked with a pair of the 10m Zeppelin stamp plus a pair of 2m semi-postals for airmail postage Friedrichshafen-Hamburg, backstamped Friedrichshafen with red Hamburg airmail receiver, Very Fine.
Sieger 89B; €675 ($790).
Michel €600+ ($700).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1477

Scandinavia: Iceland, 1931 (Jun 30-Jul 3), Iceland Flight, Reykjavik - Friedrichshafen (Michel 193Ae), registered cover franked with the complete set of Zeppelin overprints canceled Reykjavik, 30 Jun, with all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 114D var.
Michel €620 ($730).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1478

Scandinavia: Iceland, 1932 (Aug 29-Sep 1), 5th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco (Michel 273a), picture postcard (view of Siglufjördur) sent registered and franked with 2.90kr postage, including the complete Gullfoss set (170-175), canceled Reykjavik, 20 Aug, and bearing all appropriate markings all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 171Aa; €350 ($410).
Michel €480 ($560).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1479

Scandinavia: Norway, 1932 (May 2-5), 4th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 241b), cover to Rio de Janeiro franked with 1.07kr postage postmarked Oslo, 29 Apr, and bearing all appropriate markings all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 157B; €200+ ($240).
Michel €250 ($290).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1480

Scandinavia: Sweden, 1932 (Oct 24-27), 9th South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco via Berlin (Michel 286b), registered cover franked with 12fr postage (four stamps on the front and eight on the back) postmarked 17 Oct and bearing all appropriate markings all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Sieger 195B; €150+ ($180).
Michel €250 ($290).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1481

Spain, 1930 (May 19-Jun 5), 1st South America Flight, Seville - Seville (Michel 68Aa), picture postcard franked with 12pts postage canceled Seville, 19 May, with Spanish and U.S. flight cachets, backstamped Seville, 5 Oct; addressed to the U.S. with Jun 16 green New York Zeppelin receiver, Very Fine.
Sieger 58C; €450 ($530).
Michel €1,500 ($1,760).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1482

Switzerland, 1930 (May 18-25), 1st South America Flight (Michel 63, 64), two cards flown from Friedrichshafen to Pernambuco and to Rio de Janeiro, each with all appropriate markings.
Sieger 57; €315 ($370).
Michel €370 ($440).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1483

Switzerland, 1936 (Aug 1), Hindenburg Olympic Flight (Michel 32), cover franked with 1.40fr postage (C10-11) tied by Basel c.d.s (30 Jul) with Frankfurt transit, magenta flight cachet; backstamped Berlin Central, Very Fine.
Michel €600 ($700).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1484

Switzerland, 1936 (Sep 17-20), 8th North America Flight Frankfurt - Lakehurst (Michel 41), cover to New York franked with 1.30fr postage—five stamps from the 1935-37 Airmail surcharges including the rare 40c on 90c surcharged in vermilion Scott C25s, $800 on cover, Zum. A 24a, 1200CHF on cover), Very Fine.
Sieger 437.
Michel €180+ ($210).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1485

United States, 1904-10, lighter-than-air vessel postcards, various, including Knabenshue (9), Baldwin, Dixon (2), Jones, Strobel (2) and Van Vranken, plus nine unidentified as to maker and a number of reprinted photographs, Very Fine, rare lot virtually impossible to duplicate now.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1486

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), South America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Lakehurst (Michel 66Hc var.), cover franked with a $2.60 Zeppelin canceled Washington D.C., Apr 19, the First Day of issue, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000. Sieger 64C; €2,250 ($2,640).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1487

United States, 1930 (May 18-31), South America Flight, Return Flight, Lakehurst - Friedrichshafen (Michel 66Jb var.), cover franked with a $1.30 Zeppelin canceled Washington D.C., Apr 19, the First Day of issue, and bearing all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Scott $900. Sieger 64G; €2,000 ($2,350).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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