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C13 First Day / Flown - Unusual Usages
 
 
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Lot 210

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day Roessler Cachet Flown to Spain to NY via Forwarding Agent, tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. Station "5" duplex cancel on a Roessler Zeppelin card (printed cachet on reverse); sent to new york city via Seville Forwarding Agents, Baquera, Kusche & Martin; flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Seville (1st landing), with all appropriate markings including type II U.S. flight cachet including Baquera, Kusche & Martin oval on reverse, Very Fine.
Brookman C13; $3,000.
Scott $1,000+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 211

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day and Flown on Postal card, a "personalized" father-son Zeppelin FDC, the stamp tied on a 1¢ postal card by one of two strikes April 19 Washington D.C. Station "5" duplex cancels, flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, with all appropriate markings; message reads "Dear Denny: Am starting this card for a little trip via the Graf Zeppelin. -- Hope it makes the trip OK and when it gets back, that it may add to your collection. Daddy, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 212

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day and Flown, delivered to Ireland, tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on a picture postcard (Bluffs of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga, Tenn.) to Belfast, Ireland; flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Seville (2nd landing), with all appropriate markings including type II U.S. flight cachet; vertical creases at right end affecting stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 213

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day and Flown delivered to Peru, tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on a picture postcard (colored view of the Library of Congress) to Trujillo, Peru; flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, with all appropriate markings including type II U.S. flight cachet; multiple horizontal creases through address area, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000+.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $400.
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Lot 214

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First day and Flown to Seville and on to Egypt, two singles on an airmail envelope to Alexandria, Egypt, the first tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel, the second, apparently applied later, by a June 2 New York, N.Y. slogan cancel; flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, with all appropriate markings including type II U.S. flight cachet; backstamped Seville (Jun 5) and Alexandria (Jun 15), Very Fine. A most unusual double usage.
Scott $1,150 ++.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 215

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day and Flown on Postal Card, delivered to Germany, two singles on an airmail postcard, one tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel, the other uncanceled; addressed to Munich, Germany and flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Seville (1st landing); with all appropriate markings, Fine to Very Fine. We don't know why the second stamp wasn't canceled. The rate for postcard carried on this, the first leg of the voyage, was 65¢ and perhaps the second stamp was deemed unnecessary; or perhaps it was added later.
Scott $1,150 ++.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 216

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First day on registered envelope, tied on a larger size brown envelope by double oval cancel with April 19 Washington (Pa. Ave. Sta.) Registered c.d.s.s on reverse; reduced by about 4" at left and slit open horizontally across center reverse, still Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 217

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day Post Office Department registered usa, tied on by mute double oval on a 10" x 5" Penalty Envelope from the Post Office Department, Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Stamps, Philatelic Agency, sent registered to Bordentown, N.J.; postmarked on reverse with magenta April 19 "Washington D.C., Reg. Sec." c.d.s.s as well as Bordentown registered c.d.s.s on Apr 21, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $375.
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Lot 218

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day and Flown, Postage Due, horizontal pair tied by one of two April 19 Washington D.C. Station "5" duplex cancels on an airmail envelope; flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro, with all appropriate markings; marked manuscript "Due $1.35" and handstamped "Postage due $1.35 cents", Extremely Fine. The rate for a card would have been $1.30, but a cover should have been franked with $2.60; hence the $1.35 due, which included 5¢ penalty the short payment.
Scott $1,150 ++.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 219

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day Returned to Writer, tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on a cover to Lima, Peru, handstamped violet "Returned to Writer" pointing hand and "Over"; on the back are postmarks of Cristobal, Canal Zone (Apr 24), Lima (Apr 29) and Washington D.C. (Dec 5) and a second pointing hand, this one reading "Return to Writer" and pointing at the final postmark: a Dec 15 "Div. Dead Letters and Dead Parcel Post, U.S.A." c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine. A unique Zeppelin First Day Cover.
Scott $900+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 220

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), First Day and Flown, two singles tied on the back of a 1¢ postal card, one by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel, the second by a May 2 New York Station "20" duplex handstamp, flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, with all appropriate markings, Very Fine. A most unusual usage, in effect, using the first stamp twice.
Scott $1,150+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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