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C13-C15 First Day / Flown Sets
 
 
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Lot 233

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day and Flown, delivered to Cuba, matched set, C13 tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on a plain card to Frederick Hobarth (comptroller of the Miranda Sugar Fields), Miranda, Orienta, Cuba; flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, with all appropriate markings including type II U.S. flight cachet; backstamped Miranda on June 22; C14 tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on an airmail envelope to Frederick Hobarth (comptroller of the Miranda Sugar Fields), Miranda, Orienta, Cuba; flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, with all appropriate markings including corrected type I U.S. flight cachet; backstamped Miranda on June 21; C15 tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on an airmail envelope to Frederick Hobarth (comptroller of the Miranda Sugar Fields), Miranda, Orienta, Cuba; flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, with all appropriate markings; backstamped Havana on June 2 and Miranda on June 4; lower right corner of cover creased, Very Fine.
Scott $2,600 ++.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

The intended Havana mail drop had to be canceled due to poor weather. As a result, Cuban mail was off-loaded in Lakehurst and sent on to Cuba. However, printed routing instructions on this card indicate that it was intended for Lakehurst anyway.

Realized $3,750.
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Lot 234

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day, Chicago, IL, Unofficial City, each tied on a small piece by an April 19 duplex cancel, the $1.30 with a partial return address of pioneer Airpost dealer, Theodore Champion, a Very Fine set. A very rare First Day city, each with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050 ++.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 235

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day, AeroPhilatelic Club of Chicago cachet, matched set or corner cards, C13 tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on an airmail postcard with an Aero Philatelic Society - Chicago corner card, sent by Special Delivery to Madison, Wis. with an Apr 21 Madison receiver at the lower left; C14 tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on an airmail envelope with Aero Philatelic Society/ Chicago corner card, addressed to Chicago via Seville Forwarding Agents, Baquera, Kusche & Martin; flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Seville (1st landing), with all appropriate markings including Baquera, Kusche & Martin oval on reverse; C15 on an airmail envelope with Aero Philatelic Society of Chicago imprint and prominent Chicago collector, J. Max Golding's handstamp, tied by an April 19 Washington D.C. slogan cancel; flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, with all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Scott $2,900+.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 236

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day, multicolored hand-drawn Cachets, matched set of Washington D.C. machine cancel FDCs with hand drawn, attractive, hand-lettered cachets and address labels, Very Fine.
Brookman C13-C15; $9,000.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 237

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day C.L. Elliott Cachet and Flown, matched set of C.L. Elliott Washington D.C. First Day Covers, the 65¢ (card) and the $1.30 flown on Zeppelin's a return trip card, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, the $2.60 flown westbound, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst; all with Elliott's handstamped pictorial Zeppelin cachet on the back, Very Fine.
Planty C13-C15-2. Brookman C13-C15; $9,000.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 238

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First day Gorham cachets matched ebvelopes, plate number singles on a matched set of Gorham generic Capitol Dome cacheted First Day covers; addressed to Gorham himself, the 65¢ signed by Washington D.C. Postmaster, W.W. Moody, Extremely Fine.
Planty C13-C15-4. Brookman C13-C15; $9,000.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

THE ULTIMATE SET OF GRAF ZEPPELIN FIRST DAY COVERS.
Realized $4,500.
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Lot 239

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First day C.E. Nickles serviced and Flown, matched, very clean set of C.E. Nickles Washington D.C. First Day Covers, the 65¢ (card) and the $1.30 flown on Zeppelin's a return trip card, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen (the $1.30 with corrected type I cachet), and the $2.60 flown westbound, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst.
Brookman C13-C15; $9,000.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 240

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day on matching Pennsylvania Railroad envelope and additional 2¢ with PRR perfin, a matched set of First Day Covers on Pennsylvania Railroad envelopes, the stamps tied by April 19 Washington D.C. Station "5" duplex cancels alongside 2¢ Washingtons (634) with "PRR" perfins; backs of the envelopes have an all-over "Outline Map of the Pennsylvania Railroad", Very Fine. A rare, perhaps unique set of First Day Covers.
Scott $2,900+.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 241

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day Roessler cachet matched set, a gorgeous matched set of Roessler "Dr. Hugo Eckener" cacheted First Day covers with the color of each cachet corresponding to the color of the respective stamp, Extremely Fine.
Brookman C13-C15; $9,000.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

THE ULTIMATE SET OF GRAF ZEPPELIN FIRST DAY COVERS.
Realized $8,000.
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Lot 242

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day A.C. Roessler cachets, lovely matched set of registered FDCs on Roessler airmail envelopes; stamps tied by mute ovals with purple April 19 Washington D.C. (Southeast Sta.) Registered c.d.s.s on reverse alongwith Appleton, Wis arrival postmarks; trivial light stains on the 65¢ cover, otherwise Very Fine, a rare set to find.
Brookman C13-C15; $9,000.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 243

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day Parcel use, a most unusual matched set of registered First Day "covers": each value tied by mute ovals on a separate Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. mailing label; each label is attached to part of a parcel wrapper, the parcels having been sent by registered mail to, respectively, Toledo, O., Pittsburgh, Pa. and Youngstown, O.; each has been cut/folded to approximately cover size and has an April 19 "Washington D.C., Reg. Sec." c.d.s. on the "back", the $1.30, which was also sent Special Delivery, also has Martinsburg, Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh backstamps; the $1.30 wrapper has a clear self-adhesive corner mount stuck to the right side, but it doesn't really detract, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,900 ++.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

A COMPLETELY UNIQUE SET OF GRAF ZEPPELIN FIRST DAY COVERS.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 244

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day, on United States Senate envelopes, hand cancels, matched set of Washington D.C. FDCs with handstamped Station "5" duplex cancels and "United States Senate" corner cards, each also bears a 2¢Charleston commemorative, Very Fine.
Brookman C13-C15; $9,000.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 245

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day and Flown on matching House of Representatives with printed frank, two matching legal size First Day Covers on U.S. Congressional Penalty Envelopes with House of Representatives corner cards and the printed frank of Congressman and famed philatelist, Ernest R. Ackerman; the 65¢ & $2.60 tied by two Washington D.C. Station "5" duplexes and flown westbound, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst (overpaid by 65¢); the $1.30 tied by Washington D.C. slogan cancel and flown on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen; both with appropriate markings, the latter with type II U.S. flight cachet; bit of very light toning, mostly on perf tips, otherwise Very Fine, the only such set we have seen, each cover with 1982 Friedl certificate.
Scott $2,050 ++.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 246

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Day and Flown, on a matched set of flown FDCs (the 65¢ - a pair - and $1.30 on cards); all flown on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, with all appropriate markings, Very Fine.
Scott $2,900+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 247

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), First Days and Flown on matched set of C.E. Nickles, on a matched set of C.E. Nickles flown FDCs (the 65¢ a card); the 65¢ & $1.30 on Zeppelin's return voyage, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, and the $2.60 on Zeppelin's westbound voyage, Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, with all appropriate markings, the $1.30 with the corrected type I U.S. flight cachet, Very Fine.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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