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C14 First Day / Flown - Unusual Usages
 
 
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Lot 221

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First Day and Flown on Postal Card, delivered to Germany, used with a block of 4 of the 3¢ Nebr. overprint (672) and tied by April 19 Station "5" duplex cancels on an airmail envelope to Saxony, Germany; flown on return voyage, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen; with all appropriate markings including the type I U.S. flight cachet applied in error and not corrected. The return flight with the uncorrected type I cachet is quite rare. The block of 3¢ Nebr. was philatelic.
Michel 68Je; €2,000 ($2,240).
Scott $900 ++.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 222

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First Day and Flown, RPO transit backstamp of Elmer W. Mathewson, 1930 June 18, BOS & NY RPO, tied on an airmail envelope by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel; flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, with all appropriate markings including corrected type I U.S. flight cachet; minor discoloration upper left corner, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900+.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 223

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First Day Officially Sealed, tied on cover by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel, handstamped for "Return to Writer" as "Unclaimed" and "Unknown", with Post Office Seal applied over top opening and "Opened by mistake by Esther M. Carter" written in pencel on reverse with name of original addressee blacked-out; top flap missing and small tear at right, Fine to Very Fine. An exceedingly rare—likely unique—$1.30 Zeppelin First Day Cover.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$900
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Lot 224

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First Day Flown sent to Russia by mistake and returned, mail damage, tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. Station "5" duplex cancel on an airmail envelope; flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Seville, with all appropriate markings including type II U.S. flight cachet; faded address label to St. Petersburg, Fla., but apparently inadvertently sent to St. Petersburg, Russia, as indicated by the June 12 Moscow backstamp; marked with the equivalent of "missent" and presumably sent on to the addressee., Very Fine. A most unusual Zeppelin cover.
Scott $900+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$950
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Lot 225

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First Day, Flown and Steamer Postmark, New York, tied on a picture postcard (ND Lloyd Steamer Europa) by an April 19 New York Grand Central Station duplex cancel; flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, with all appropriate markings including a second strike of the German flight cachet tying the stamp; card with some lt creasing, mostly visible on the picture side, Very Fine, a great posting, with 1999 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $900 ++.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 226

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First Day and Special Delivery Usage, with a 10¢ Special Delivery, both tied on airmail envelope by an April 19 Washington D.C. Station "5" duplexes; Special Delivery "Fee Claimed…" handstamp and neat typed address, Very Fine, a most unusual and scarce usage.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 227

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First day and Flown, Special Delivery Usage, with a 10¢ Special Delivery on a plain card tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. cancel, the Zeppelin by a machine cancel, the Special Delivery by a Station "5" duplex; no indication of the special delivery marking, flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, with all appropriate markings; light vertical bend and minor corner bends/wrinkles, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$400
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Lot 228

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First Day and Flown, Short Paid Usage, $1.30 tied on an airmail envelope by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel; flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Pernambuco, with all appropriate markings, short paid by $1.30 and charged $1.35 Postage Due but flown anyway, Fine to Very Fine. A very scarce leg for a first day cover with the added bonus of the short payment.
Scott $900+.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 229

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), First Day and Flown to Brazil, tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. Station slogan cancel on a cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro, Extremely Fine. The postage for this leg of the voyage should have been $2.60; somehow this cover made the trip for $1.30 without being charged for the underpayment.
Scott $900+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$450
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