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Aerophilately, Rocket Mail and Astrophilately,
Featuring the Johann Strauss & Leo Malz Collections


Rocket Mail Flights




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Lot 6291
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Austria, 1931 (Oct 28), Friedrich Schmiedl - Grazerfeld - V 8 (Ellington-Zwisler 11C1). Cacheted cover with one of the two triangular cachets tying a 10g Airmail stamp, signed and dated by Schmiedl, Very Fine. Only 77 covers (and 7 cards) were flown.
Hopferweiser FS-11a; €750 ($840).
Ellington-Zwisler $750 Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6292

Austria, 1932 (Jul 23), Friedrich Schmiedl - Schoekel - 1s blue (Ellington-Zwisler 15A1b). Complete sheet of 8, each stamp with "Flugspende" and red "Schmiedl" signature handstamps on the reverse, o.g., lightly hinged in selvage only, Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $500 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6293

Austria, 1932 (Dec 10), Friedrich Schmiedl - St. Johann & Paul - 60g green on white, perf 11 (Ellington-Zwisler 20A1c). Complete sheet of 8, each stamp with "Flugspende" and red "Schmiedl" signature handstamps on the reverse, o.g., lightly hinged in selvage only, Very Fine. The perforated white paper variety is not listed in the original E-Z.
Ellington-Zwisler $300 Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6294

Austria, 1933 WIPA Promotional Labels - History of Mail Transport. 10 different designs, "From the Post Office Runner to the Post Office Rocket", issued to promote the 1933 Vienna International Philatelic Exhibition; the labels were printed in sheets of 40 in 20 different colors, each sheet made up of four blocks of the 10 designs se-tenant. This lot includes a.) a complete set of 20 blocks of 10; b.); a complete set of 20 of just the "Rocket" label; c.) set of the 10 designs imperforate in a special WIPA Presentation folder signed by the labels' designer, Ludwig Hesshaimer - this folder was given to anyone who donated at least 50S (30RM) to the organizing committee; and d.) five se-tenant blocks, each block with a different private promotional overprint that were sold at various time after the Exhibition. The mint blocks have been hinged on two stamps, the imperforates are affixed to the folder, which has a light crease in the cover affecting one stamp.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6295
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Austria, 1933 WIPA Private Postal Stationery - Post Office Rocket. 13 cards and four envelopes (all different) with the green "Post Office Rocket" illustration in the corner; nine cards and three envelopes have privately imprinted stamps - three mint & nine used; four cards and an envelope have no stamp imprint, but are franked with various stamps including a card with a 50g WIPA Semi-Postal (B110) tied by a Jun 27 WIPA cancel (Scott $260 on cover); a marvelous lot of these scarce Rocket-themed postal stationery.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6296

Austria, 1933 (Dec 29), Friedrich Schmiedl - Stausee - 30g violet overprinted "Katapultflug" (Ellington-Zwisler 24A1e, 24A1f). Two tête-bêche pairs: one normal, one with one overprint inverted, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $550 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6297

Austria, 1933 (Dec 29), Friedrich Schmiedl - Stausee - K2 (Ellington-Zwisler 24C1a). Properly cacheted cover with red "30g Rocket Flight surcharge paid" handstamp instead of Rocket Stamp; additionally, the blue & red Rocket Label has the red text doubled; signed by Schmiedl, Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $300 ++ Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6298

Austria, 1961 (Sep 9), Graz Philatelic Society - 40th Anniversary souvenir cover (Ellington-Zwisler 36C1 var.). Bearing the souvenir sheet with green overprint inverted, Very Fine. Believed to be unique! .
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6299

Belgium, 1936 (Jun 4), Carl Roberti - Heyst (Knocke) (Ellington-Zwisler 8C2 var.). Properly cacheted photo card without Rocket Stamp as always, the two 5c Belgian stamps tied by Jun 4 Knocke c.d.s.s, Very Fine. 200 cards were flown, but most were postmarked at Heyst on June 5.
Ellington-Zwisler $175 ++ Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6300

Cuba, 1939 (Oct 1), Antonio Funes - Havana (Ellington-Zwisler 1C1). Properly cacheted cover with First Rocket Flight overprint on the 25c Matanzas provisional, signed by Funes and by Dr. Tomas Terry, president of the Cuban Commission for the First Rocket Mail, Very Fine. Only 60 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser AF-01a; €500 ($560).
Ellington-Zwisler $350+ Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6301

Cuba, 1939 (Oct 1), Antonio Funes - Havana (Ellington-Zwisler 1C1). Properly cacheted cover with First Rocket Flight overprint on the 25c Matanzas provisional, Very Fine. Only 60 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser AF-01a; €500 ($560).
Ellington-Zwisler $350 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6302

Cuba, 1939 (Oct 1), Antonio Funes - Havana (Ellington-Zwisler 1C1). Properly cacheted cover with First Rocket Flight overprint on the 25c Matanzas provisional, Very Fine. Only 60 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser AF-01a; €500 ($560).
Ellington-Zwisler $350 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6303

Cuba, 1939 (Oct 3), Antonio Funes - Havana (Ellington-Zwisler 3C1). Cacheted cover with red Rocket Stamp handstamped purple "C 1 25C/ 8 OCT 1939/ 3 R ENSAYO" (E-Z 3A1); the cover bears a handwritten Havana address and apparently went thru the mail, as it is postmarked on the reverse with an Oct 8 Havana c.d.s., despite having no Cuban postage., Very Fine. Only 16 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser AF-03a; €2,100 ($2,350).
Ellington-Zwisler $1,000 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6304

Cuba, 1939 (Oct 3), Antonio Funes - Havana (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1). Cacheted cover with red & black Rocket Stamp handstamped magenta "C1/25C" handstamp (E-Z 2A1), Very Fine. Only 21 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser AF-02a; €1,800 ($2,020).
Ellington-Zwisler $750 Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6305

Germany, 1931 (Apr 15), Reinhold Tiling - Dümmersee (Ellington-Zwisler 1C1). Specially prepared card picturing a rocket test, numbered 139 of 188 flown and franked with an 8pf Ebert tied by an Apr 15 Dielingen c.d.s. and signed by Tiling; minor corner bend at the lower left, Very Fine.
Hopferweiser RT-1. Ellington-Zwisler $2,500.
Hopferweiser €2,000 ($2,240) Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6306

Germany, 1931 (Apr 15), Reinhold Tiling - Dümmersee (Ellington-Zwisler 1C1). Specially prepared card picturing a rocket test, numbered 167 of 188 flown and franked with an 8pf Ebert tied by an Apr 15 Dielingen c.d.s. and signed by Tiling; addressed to Mrs. Ruth Tiling in Osnabrück, Very Fine.
Hopferweiser RT-1. Ellington-Zwisler $2,500.
Hopferweiser €2,000 ($2,240) Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6307

Germany, 1931 (Nov 14), Reinhold Tiling - Not Flown (Ellington-Zwisler 1D2). Specially prepared card picturing a rocket test, numbered 86 of 300 produced and franked with a 6pf Ebert tied by a Nov 14 Berlin NW c.d.s., Very Fine.
Hopferweiser Unlisted; €200 ($220).
Ellington-Zwisler $200 (1996) Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6308
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Germany, 1933 (August), Gerhard Zucker - Hasselfelde - Zucker Pre-flight Mock-up (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1 var.). Airmail envelope with a 1m black Rocket Stamp (E-Z 2A2) tied by the black "Herta" cachet 1 and with the red Rocket cachet 2; additionally, there is a handstamped "+ 2 (manuscript) RM./ Unkostenbeitrag" indicating a proposed 2m contribution toward expenses; Zucker also has indicates the area below the stamp where he intends to add his signature to the flown covers and an area at the bottom of the envelope where his third cachet ("…Duhnen nach Insel Neuwerk") will be applied; he has also written "Munster!" [Specimen] and added his initial "Z"'; the envelope has been punched for filing at the bottom and has been folded at the right end with some light paper clip rust on the fold, but this is marvelous and unique piece of Rocket postal history from Zucker's personal archives.
Hopferweiser GZ-01 var.; €450+ ($500).
Ellington-Zwisler $750+ Estimate $750 - 1,000

This experiment was originally intended to take place in the North Sea town of Duhnem but, due to safety concerns, local authorities refused to issue the necessary permit, forcing Zucker to relocate it to the Hasselfelde in the Harz mountains.

Current Bid $375
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Lot 6309

Germany, 1933 (Aug 31), Gerhard Zucker - Hasselfelde (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1i var.). Registered cover with five flight cachets (E-Z #2 (on back), 4, 6, 7 & 8) with three 1m Rocket Stamps (two each E-Z 2A1-2, Hopf. V1-2) canceled by cachets 4 & 6; franked with 84pf postage tied by Aug 23 Duhnen c.d.s.s with Zucker's manuscript inscription (cachet 8), Very Fine. Only 40 flown.
Hopferweiser GZ-01b; €450+ ($500).
Ellington-Zwisler $750+ Estimate $350 - 500

This experiment was originally intended to take place in the North Sea town of Duhnem but, due to safety concerns, local authorities refused to issue the necessary permit, forcing Zucker to relocate it to the Hasselfelde in the Harz mountains.

Current Bid $180
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Lot 6310

Germany, 1933 (Aug 31), Gerhard Zucker - Hasselfelde (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1i var.). Registered cover with five flight cachets (E-Z #2 (on back), 4, 6, 7 & 8) with four 1m Rocket Stamps (two E-Z 2A1 & one 2A2, Hopf. V1-2) canceled by cachet 6 ("31. Aug. 1933"); franked with 84pf postage tied by Aug 23 Duhnen c.d.s.s with Zucker's manuscript inscription (cachet 8), Very Fine, signed Aisslinger BPP.
Hopferweiser GZ-01b; €450+ ($500).
Ellington-Zwisler $750+ Estimate $350 - 500

This experiment was originally intended to take place in the North Sea town of Duhnem but, due to safety concerns, local authorities refused to issue the necessary permit, forcing Zucker to relocate it to the Hasselfelde in the Harz mountains.

Current Bid $180
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Lot 6311

Germany, 1933 (Aug 31), Gerhard Zucker - Hasselfelde (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1i var.). Registered cover with five flight cachets (E-Z #2 (on back), 4, 6, 7 & 8) with four 1m Rocket Stamps (two E-Z 2A1 & one 2A2, Hopf. V1-2) canceled by cachet 6 ("31. Aug. 1933"); franked with 84pf postage tied by Aug 23 Duhnen c.d.s.s with Zucker's manuscript inscription (cachet 8), Very Fine, signed Aisslinger BPP.
Hopferweiser GZ-01b; €450+ ($500).
Ellington-Zwisler $750+ Estimate $350 - 500

This experiment was originally intended to take place in the North Sea town of Duhnem but, due to safety concerns, local authorities refused to issue the necessary permit, forcing Zucker to relocate it to the Hasselfelde in the Harz mountains.

Current Bid $180
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Lot 6312

Germany, 1933 (November) - Gerhard Zucker - Stiege - Proof Covers (Ellington-Zwisler 3/4/3). 12 covers and four cards made up by Zucker prior to the November flights utilizing the eight different cachets & handstamps that would eventually be used on the flown items; markings included are E-Z #2-1, 3-1, 3-3, 4-1, 4-3, 5-1 & 5-2 plus an unlisted handstamp, "Zierichtung [target direction]: Henetanzplatz-Rosstrappe", and an unlisted bilingual label "Mit Lufttorpedo/Par Aerotorpedo", which has been affixed to 14 of the 16 covers; additionally, three are signed by Zucker and two bear a single rocket stamp (E-Z #3A1a & 4A3); also included are three small sepia-tone photos of the experiments. A Very Fine and unique group, each in a plastic sleeve.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6313

Germany, 1933 (Nov 4), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege - Inverted italic "3" on 1m black (Ellington-Zwisler 3A3c). Tied on piece by violet Hasselfelde c.d.s./cachet, Very Fine. Only eight of the inverted italic "3" were produced.
Hopferweiser V2bK; €100 ($110).
Ellington-Zwisler $300 Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6314

Germany, 1933 (Nov 4), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 3C1a). Card with five different Rocket Stamps including the Inverted 3m on 1m (E-Z 3A3b, Hopf. V2aK) canceled by "Hasselfelde, 1. Nacht-Raketenflug, 4. XI. 1933" c.d.s.s; franked a 5pf Wagner Semi-Postal tied by a Nov 4 Hasselfelde c.d.s. and signed by Zucker, Very Fine.
Hopferweiser GZ-02; €150+ ($170).
Ellington-Zwisler $400 Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6315

Germany, 1933 (Nov 4), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 3C1, 1a). Two covers and two cards with various Rocket Stamps including three with the Inverted 3m on 1m (E-Z 3A3b, Hopf. V2aK), all canceled with the "Hasselfelde, 1. Nacht-Raketenflug, 4. XI. 1933" c.d.s.; franked with various 3pf, 4pf & 6pf Wagner Semi-Postals tied by a Nov 4 Hasselfelde c.d.s.s, all but one card signed by Zucker; stamps on one cover with perf toning, Fine to Very Fine.
Hopferweiser GZ-02; €600+ ($670).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6316

Germany, 1933 (Nov 6), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 4C1). Cacheted cover with perforated 3m blue & red Rocket Stamp (E-Z 5A2, Hopf. V4a); franked with a 4pf Wagner Semi-Postal tied by Nov 6 Hasselfelde c.d.s., signed by Zucker and addressed in his hand to himself in Hasselfelde, Very Fine. 200 covers were flown. This is the listing example illustrated in Hopferwieser.
Hopferweiser GZ-03; €300 ($340).
Ellington-Zwisler $350 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6317

Germany, 1933 (Nov 10), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 5C2). Plain card with green flight cachet tying a 3m on 1m black on yellow Rocket Stamp with stars instead of circles (E-Z 4A4a, Hopferwieser V2b) with approximately 10mm margins all around, franked with a 3pf Hindenburg tied by a Nov 10 Hasselfelde c.d.s. and signed by Zucker, Very Fine.
Hopferweiser GZ-04; €200+ ($220).
Ellington-Zwisler $315 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6318

Germany, 1933 (Nov 10), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 5C1). Cacheted cover with the 3 different perforated Rocket Stamps (E-Z 5A1, 5A2 (2) & 5A3 / Hopf. V3a, V4a (2), V4c) - the 1m & 3m red brown vertically se-tenant; franked with 3pf, 12pf & 8pf Wagner Semi-Postals, the last two se-tenant, tied by Nov 10 Hasselfelde c.d.s.s and signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only 40 of 5A3/V4c were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-04; €200+ ($220).
Ellington-Zwisler $500 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6319

Germany, 1933 (Nov 10), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 5C2). Cacheted card with the 3 different perforated Rocket Stamps (E-Z 5A1, 5A2 (2) & 5A3 / Hopf. V3a, V4a (2), V4c) - the 1m & 3m red brown vertically se-tenant; franked with a 5pf Wagner Semi-Postal tied by a Nov 10 Hasselfelde c.d.s.s and signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only 40 of 5A3/V4c were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-04; €200+ ($220).
Ellington-Zwisler $500 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6320

Germany, 1933 (Nov 10), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 5C1). Cacheted cover with the 3 different perforated Rocket Stamps (E-Z 5A1, 5A2 (2) & 5A3 / Hopf. V3a, V4a (2), V4c) - the 1m & 3m red brown vertically se-tenant with a gutter between; franked with 3pf, 6pf & 4pf Wagner Semi-Postals, the last two se-tenant, tied by Nov 10 Hasselfelde c.d.s.s and signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only 40 of 5A3/V4c were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-04; €200+ ($220).
Ellington-Zwisler $500 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6321

Germany, 1933 (Nov 10), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 5C1). Cacheted cover with the 3 different imperf Rocket Stamps (E-Z 5A5-7 / Hopf. V3b, V4b, V4d); franked a 6pf + 4pf Wagner se-tenant pair tied by Nov 10 Hasselfelde c.d.s.s and signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only 20 of 5A7/V4d were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-04; €200+ ($220).
Ellington-Zwisler $250 Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6322

Germany, 1933 (Nov 10), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 5C2). Cacheted card with the 3 different imperf Rocket Stamps (E-Z 5A5-7 / Hopf. V3b, V4b, V4d); franked a 5pf Wagner Semi-Postal tied by a Nov 10 Hasselfelde c.d.s.s and signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only 20 of 5A7/V4d were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-04; €200+ ($220).
Ellington-Zwisler $250 Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6323

Germany, 1933 (Nov 10), Gerhard Zucker - Stiege (Ellington-Zwisler 5C1-2). Five flown covers, all different Rocket Stamp combinations: 1.) 1m black on red only (a card); 2. & 3.) 3m on 1m yellow only, one with stars instead of circles; 4.) 3m on 1m yellow only; 5.) 3m on 1m yellow only with stars instead of circles and 6.) 1m & 3m Second design; all canceled Hasselfelde, Nov 10, 1933 and signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only 40 flown.
Hopferweiser GZ-04; €1,000+ ($1,120).
Ellington-Zwisler $1,250+ Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6324

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz - (½m) brown vignette only (Ellington-Zwisler 6A4d). Half sheet of 4 (two tête-bêche pairs) with horizontal gutter at the top, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. This is half of the single sheet of eight that was produced.
Ellington-Zwisler $800 as singles Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6325

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz, 1m olive & violet, perf 10½ (Ellington-Zwisler 6A5a), sheet of 8. A pristine mint sheet of 8: two panes of 4 - each with two tête-bêche pairs - separated by a horizontal gutter, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine. The only remaining intact sheet of just three sheets produced.
Ellington-Zwisler $1,000 as singles Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6326

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1a). Cover with Winter Relief cachet and the 3 different imperf Second Issue Rocket Stamps (E-Z 5A5-7 / Hopf. V3b, V4b, V4d); franked a 5pf + 12pf Hindenburg tête-bêche gutter pair (Mi. KZ 17) tied by Jan 28 Hexentanzplatz Pictorial cancels, Very Fine. Only 20 of 5A7/V4d were produced and are exceedingly rare - perhaps unique - on this flight.
Hopferweiser GZ-05; €120 ++ ($140).
Ellington-Zwisler $360 Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6327

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1a). Cover with both cachets and a tête-bêche pair of the perforated ½m brown & red Rocket Stamp (E-Z 6A4a); franked with a 12pf Wagner Semi-Postal tied by a Jan 28 Hexentanzplatz Pictorial cancel, Very Fine. Only 24 of this label were produced - 12 tête-bêche pairs.
Hopferweiser GZ-05a; €120 ++ ($140).
Ellington-Zwisler $410 ++ Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6328

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1a). Cover with both cachets and the imperf 3m silver & red Rocket Stamp (E-Z 6A3b); franked with a gutter pair of the 6pf Frederick (Mi. WZ 9) tied by Jan 28 Hexentanzplatz Pictorial cancels, Very Fine. Only eight of this label were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-05a; €120 ++ ($140).
Ellington-Zwisler $295 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6329

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1a). Cover with both cachets and imperf ½m brown & red and brown & black Rocket Stamps (E-Z 6A1a, 1b); franked with 3pf, 12pf & 8pf Wagner Semi-Postals, the last two se-tenant, tied by Jan 28 Hexentanzplatz Pictorial cancels, Very Fine. Only eight of each of these two labels were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-05a; €120 ++ ($140).
Ellington-Zwisler $485 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6330

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1a). Cover with both cachets and an imperf 3m silver & red Rocket Stamp (E-Z 6A3b); franked with 3pf, 4pf & 6pf Wagner Semi-Postals, the last two se-tenant, tied by Jan 28 Hexentanzplatz Pictorial cancels, signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only eight of this label were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-05a; €120 ++ ($140).
Ellington-Zwisler $295 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6331

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1a). Cover with both cachets and an imperf 3m silver & green Rocket Stamp (E-Z 6A3a); franked with a tête-bêche pair of the 12pf Frederick tied by a Jan 28 Hexentanzplatz Pictorial cancel; signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only eight of this label were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-05a; €120 ++ ($140).
Ellington-Zwisler $295 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6332

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1a). Cover with both cachets and imperf 3m silver & black and silver & green Rocket Stamps (E-Z 6A3a, 3b); franked with 4pf/6pf & 8pf/12pf Wagner Semi-Postal se-tenant tête-bêche pairs (Mi. SK 19-20, 240€ each on cover), tied by Jan 28 Hexentanzplatz Pictorial cancels, signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only eight of the silver & green label were produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-05a; €120 ++ ($140).
Ellington-Zwisler $485 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6333

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanzplatz (Ellington-Zwisler 6C2a). Card with both cachets and a perforated 3m silver & green Rocket Stamp (E-Z 6A6c); franked with a 6pf Wagner Semi-Postal tied by a Jan 28 Hexentanzplatz Pictorial cancel, Very Fine. Only four of this labels was produced.
Hopferweiser GZ-05a; €120 ++ ($140).
Ellington-Zwisler $375 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6334

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanplatz - Imperf proofs (Ellington-Zwisler 6B). 31 different tête-bêche pairs of these so-called "reprints" in various color combinations on cream or bluish unwatermarked paper, 15 different of each value plus one of the vignettes only, all hinged into an 8-page "approval" booklet, Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $775 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6335

Germany, 1934 (Jan 28), Gerhard Zucker - Hexentanplatz - Imperf proofs (Ellington-Zwisler 6B). 31 different tête-bêche pairs of these so-called "reprints" in various color combinations on cream or bluish unwatermarked paper, 15 different of each value plus one of the vignettes only in black on cream, all hinged into an 8-page "approval" booklet, Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $775 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6336

Germany, 1934 (Apr 8 & 15), Gerhard Zucker - Blankenburg & Halberstadt (Ellington-Zwisler 7C1a, 8C1a). A cover from each with proper cachets and cancels, the Halberstadt cover signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Each rocket carried 100 covers.
Hopferweiser GZ-07, 08; €800 ($900).
Ellington-Zwisler $750 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6337

Germany, 1934 (Apr 15), Gerhard Zucker - Halberstadt (Ellington-Zwisler 8C1a). Cacheted cover signed by Zucker and franked with an 8pf-12pf-8pf Wagner se-tenant strip of 3 (Mi. W 58, 200€ on cover); top flap missing, Very Fine. 100 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser GZ-08; €400 ($450).
Ellington-Zwisler $400+ Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6338

Germany, 1935 (Nov 9), Gerhard Zucker - Scharmützesee (Ellington-Zwisler 9C1, 9C2). Two covers, flown East-West and West-East with appropriate cachets and Rocket Stamps, each franked with 4pf postage tied by Fürstenwalde (Spree) c.d.s.s; both addressed to Berlin Stamp Dealer, J.B. Bock; the East-West cover with a very faint rubber band stain, otherwise Very Fine.
Hopferweiser NK-09.
Ellington-Zwisler $500 (1967) Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6339
Germany, 1944, V-1 Rocket, Signal magazine. Signal was a full color Nazi photo-journalistic propaganda magazine, sometimes called the German Life magazine, that was published every two weeks, in as many as 25 editions and 30 languages, from April 1940 until April 1945. This a miniature black & white edition (approximately 6" x 8"), issue No. E.17, 1944 (October), said to have been dropped from a V-1 "Flying Bomb" launched over the North Sea and recovered near Manchester, though it could possibly have been dropped from a German plane during a bombing raid., Ex Francis J Field, Ltd., 1962.
Estimate $150 - 200

The V-1 flying bombs were fitted with a small canister, which ejected automatically from a hole near the wing as soon as the rocket's engine burned out, thus scattering propaganda leaflets in the area of the explosion.

Current Bid $80
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Lot 6340
Germany, 1944 - V1 Rocket/Flying Bomb - Designer Robert Lusser Autograph. Black on buff card with a plan view of the rocket, about 4½" x 6¼", signed in blue ink in the right margin, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6341

Germany, 1944 - V1/V2 Rocket Development - Brussels Research and Experimental Command. 1944, Feldpost cover postmarked with a "blind" Jan 10, 1944 c.d.s., from Feldpost Office #L 54676. the location where the 155th Flak Regiment was trained in "V" Rocket firings. This cover bears the handstamped censor marking Col. Max Wachtel, Commander of all V-operations for the Air Force; V-rocket forces were called "'Wachtel troops""; this is , Very Fine. The only recorded cover with Col. Wachtel's censor handstamp.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6342
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India, 1934 (Sep 30), Stephen H. Smith - Saugor Island - Proof of the Rocket Stamp (Ellington-Zwisler 1B1). Frame and rocket only, five different colors: black on pink, black on pale yellow, red on orange coated, red on white and black on white, the last two se-tenant; all inscribed "Proof" and signed by Smith, Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $300+ Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6343
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India, 1934 (Sep 30), Stephen H. Smith - Saugor Island - Lighthouse (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1). Flown cover - a marvelous F. Harley & Co., Calcutta illustrated advertising cover - with blue & red Rocket Stamp (E-Z 2A1); franked with a ½a green George V tied by a Sep 30 Saugor Island c.d.s.; signed by Smith (on the reverse) and by "W. Shenton, Light House Keeper", Very Fine. 209 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser SS-02a; €450 ($500).
Ellington-Zwisler $300 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6344
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India, 1934 (Sep 30), Stephen H. Smith - Saugor Island - Lighthouse (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1). Flown cover with blue & red Rocket Stamp (E-Z 2A1); franked with a ½a green George V tied by a Sep 30 Saugor Island c.d.s.; signed by Smith (on the reverse) and by "W. Shenton, Light House Keeper", Very Fine. 209 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser SS-02a; €450 ($500).
Ellington-Zwisler $300 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6345
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India, 1934 (Sep 30), Stephen H. Smith - Saugor Island - Ship to Shore (Ellington-Zwisler 1C1). Flown cover with green & red Rocket Stamp (E-Z 1A1); franked with a ½a green George V tied by a Sep 30 Saugor Island c.d.s.; signed by Smith and by Capt. Charles Potten, Commander of the ship D.V. Pansy, from which the rockets were launched, Very Fine. 143 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser SS-01; €400 ($450).
Ellington-Zwisler $400 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6346
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India, 1934 (Oct 3), Stephen H. Smith - Saugor Island - Shore to Ship (Ellington-Zwisler 3C1). Flown cover with red & green Rocket Stamp (E-Z 3A1); franked with a ½a green George V tied by an Oct 4 Muriganga c.d.s.; signed by Smith (on the reverse) and by Saugor Island Semaphore Station attendant, "Rashon Ali", Very Fine. 135 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser SS-03; €500 ($560).
Ellington-Zwisler $400 Estimate $250 - 350

This rocket was launched from the Semaphore Station on Saugor Island toward the ship
Guide. It fell short of the ship, but the covers had been sealed in a watertight container and were recovered by the Guide and taken to the post office at Muriganga.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6347

India, 1934 (Dec 16), Stephen H. Smith - Saugor Island (Ellington-Zwisler 5C1, 5C2). Flown cover with black & white Rocket Stamp (E-Z 5A1) and a miniature page from the newspaper The Statesman; franked with a 9p green George V tied by an Oct 16 Calcutta c.d.s.; both the cover and the Statesman page are signed by Smith, Very Fine. 220 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser SS-05; €350 ($390).
Ellington-Zwisler $500 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6348

India, 1934 (Dec 17), Stephen H. Smith - Saugor Island (Ellington-Zwisler 7C1a). Flown cover with red & white Rocket Stamp (E-Z 7A1) and a miniature page from the newspaper The News of the World; franked with a 9p green George V tied by an Oct 16 Calcutta c.d.s.; both the cover and the News of the World page are signed by Smith, Very Fine. 110 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser SS-05; €350 ($390).
Ellington-Zwisler $325 Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6349

India, 1937 (Feb 1-3), Stephen H. Smith - Dehli - Scout Jamboree (Ellington-Zwisler 18A1a, 20A1a, 23A1a). Imperf blue, red and green Rocket Stamps, each in a miniature sheet of 4 signed and numbered by Smith - these are all numbered 1 of 25, o.g.; minor toning in the margin of the red & green sheets, otherwise Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $550 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6350
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Monaco, 1953, original essay used for J53 rocket triangle stamp. 2.75" x 5.5" pen and ink with watercolor on a card measuring 6.5" x 9.75"; only slight changes necessary to the issued design; two trial color die proofs sunk in card included, one in kelly green and the other deep violet; the makings of a terrific single frame exhibit.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6351

Netherlands, 1935 (Jan 24), Karl Roberti - Katwijk aan Zee - Poolster P. 12 (Ellington-Zwisler CR-04e var.). Appropriately cacheted cover with orange N.R.B. Rocket Stamp with "POOLSTEP" Error Double, one Inverted (E-Z 4A1 var.). franked with 4½c postage tied by Jan 1 Katwijk aan Zee c.d.s. and signed by Roberti, Very Fine. The envelope has the illustrated imprint of the N.R.B. (Netherlands Rocket Construction Foundation) on the flap.
Hopferweiser 4C1f var.; €700 ++ ($780).
Estimate $500 - 750

THE E-Z LISTING FOR 4C1F IN THE 1996 SUPPLEMENT IS FOR THE DOUBLE OVERPRINT WITH ONE INVERTED, BUT WITH THE CORRECT "POOLSTER" SPELLING—THIS ERROR, WITH THE "POOLSTEP" MISSPELLING, IS LIKELY UNIQUE.

The Dutch word, Poolster, translates literally to Pole Star or Polaris, the name of the Rocket. Roberti's rockets were all named after celestial bodies: Orion, Comet, Meteor, Polaris, Mars, Mercury, etc. The misspelling was caused by the tail of the "R" in the opt breaking off.

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Lot 6352

Sikkim, 1935 (Apr 10), Stephen H. Smith - Surumsa - Parcel Despatch (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1). Thin white card with green Rocket Stamp (E-Z 6A1), unposted; the reverse is a handwritten list of the contents of the rocket including "Fifty such messages", signed and dated; the front also bears the signature of Sikkim General Secretary C. E. Dudley, Very Fine. Only 50 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser SS-15; €700 ($780).
Ellington-Zwisler $450 Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6353

Sikkim, 1935 (Apr 10), Stephen H. Smith - Surumsa - Parcel Despatch (Ellington-Zwisler 6C1). Thin white card with green Rocket Stamp (E-Z 6A1), unposted; the reverse is a handwritten list of the contents of the rocket including "Fifty such messages", signed and dated; the front also bears the signature of Sikkim General Secretary C. E. Dudley, Very Fine. Only 50 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser SS-15; €700 ($780).
Ellington-Zwisler $450 Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6354

Switzerland, 1935 (Jul 8), Gerhard Zucker - Lake Constance (Bodensee) Night Flight (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1-2). Appropriately cachet cover and card with "3=" & "1=" Rocket Stamps, respectively (E-Z 2A1-2), each franked with a 5c Mt. Pilatus tied by a special "An Bord M. S. Silberhecht, Lindau (Bodensee)" circular cancel, Very Fine, The Silberhecht was the ship from which the rocket was fired. 200 covers and 150 cards were flown.
Hopferweiser GZ-15a-b; €370 ($420).
Ellington-Zwisler $525 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6355

Switzerland, 1935 (Jul 27), Gerhard Zucker - Saentis (Ellington-Zwisler 3C1a). Cacheted cover with perforated red Rocket Stamp (E-Z 3A1) tied by special Jul 27 Zucker/Saentis c.d.s., signed by Zucker, Very Fine. Only 67 covers were flown.
Hopferweiser GZ-16b; €320 ($360).
Ellington-Zwisler $600 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6356

Switzerland, 1935 (Jul 27), Gerhard Zucker - Saentis (Ellington-Zwisler 3C2). Cacheted 6pf German postal card with a green Rocket Stamp (E-Z 3A2) tied by Zucker's signature; the card also bears two black on blue labels (one on the back) captioned, in German, "Alignment of the rocket ready for launch"; unposted; bit of minor toning, Fine to Very Fine. Only 150
150 cards were flown.

Hopferweiser GZ-16a; €250 ($280).
Ellington-Zwisler $320 Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6357

United States, 1936 (Fec 23), Willy Ley, Greenwood Lake, N.Y. (Ellington-Zwisler 8C1a, 2a). Cacheted cover & card, each with a sheet of 4 of the appropriate Rocket Stamp (E-Z 8A1a, 8A2a); each franked with a 16¢ Airmail Special Delivery (the card with the imperf Special Printing) tied by Feb 23 Hewitt N.J. duplex handstamps, Very Fine. Only 25 of each with sheets of 4 were flown.
Hopferweiser WL-01a, b vars.
Ellington-Zwisler $800 Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6358

United States, 1936 (Fec 23), Willy Ley, Greenwood Lake, N.Y. (Ellington-Zwisler 8C1a, 2a). Cacheted cover & card, each with a sheet of 4 of the appropriate Rocket Stamp (E-Z 8A1a, 8A2a); each franked with a 16¢ Airmail Special Delivery tied by Feb 23 Hewitt N.J. duplex handstamps and signed by Ley, Very Fine. Only 25 of each with sheets of 4 were flown.
Hopferweiser WL-01a, b vars.
Ellington-Zwisler $800 Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6359

United States, 1936 (Fec 23), Willy Ley, Greenwood Lake, N.Y. (Ellington-Zwisler 8C1a, 2a). Cacheted cover & card, each with a sheet of 4 of the appropriate Rocket Stamp (E-Z 8A1a, 8A2a); each franked with an imperf 16¢ Airmail Special Delivery (771) tied by Feb 23 Hewitt N.J. duplex handstamps and signed by Ley; addressed to Airmail Dealer, F.W. Kessler, who was the philatelic consultant for the flight., Very Fine. Only 25 of each with sheets of 4 were flown.
Hopferweiser WL-01a, b vars.
Ellington-Zwisler $800 Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6360
United States, 1936 (Jul 2), Kieth Rumbel - McAllen, Tex./Reynosa, Mexico (Ellington-Zwisler 11C1, 12C1). An embossed leather-bound 24-page booklet entitled First International Rocket Air Mail Flight published by American Legion Post No. 37 in McAllen, Texas (sponser of the flights) in January 1958; with a foreword by George W. Wentz, Jr. Mounted within are mint singles and sheets of 4 of the two Rocket Stamps (E-Z #11A1, 11A1a, 12A1 & 12A1a) plus a flown cover of each, Very Fine. An interesting piece of Rocket Mail postal history.
Estimate $300 - 400

In Herman Herst, Jr.'s
Fun and Profit in Stamp Collecting, he writes, "An approval dealer named George Wentz conceived of a United States-to-Mexico rocket flight across the Rio Grande where it was probably no more than a trickle. For years he offered examples of this flown cover as approval premiums to encourage collectors to buy his wares." .
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Lot 6361

United States, 1948 Rocket Firing - 3¢ Fort Bliss Centennial, large die proof (Scott 976P1a). On 6" x 8" card punched for a 3-ring binder, magenta "Engraver's Stock Proof…" handstamp on the back along with blue serial number 959941A; small "C" conrol punch in "U.S." at the lower left replaced, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6362

United States, 1955, Fastest Man Alive carries envelope in Bell X-2. Before writing Fastest Man Alive, about his experiences as a test pilot, Frank K Everest Jr was flying rocket powered aircraft; the plane was able to reach an elevation of 126,000ft and speeds in excess of Mach 3; this envelope accompanied the pilot (he probably sat on it) on the first powered flight in 1955; the machine cancel missed the stamp but the test pilot confirms in a handwritten note (included) that the cover was indeed aboard; these covers rarely come to market and there are precious few of them; the EZ valuation from 1972 is woefully out of date, Letter from BGEN Everest confirms item flown.
Ellington-Zwisler 74; $175.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6363

United States, 1959 (Jun 8), First Official Missile Mail - U.S.S. Barbero (Ellington-Zwisler 25C1). Official cacheted cover franked with a 4¢ American Flag commemorative tied by a Jun 8 "U S S BARBERO" duplex handstamp and backstamped at Jacksonville, Fla. on the same day; addressed to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh; includes a short personal letter, dated June 26, from Postmaster General Summerfield to the Director of the museum, Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $1,500 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 6364

United States, 1959 (Jun 8), First Official Missile Mail - U.S.S. Barbero (Ellington-Zwisler 25C1). Official cacheted cover franked with a 4¢ American Flag commemorative tied by a Jun 8 "U S S BARBERO" duplex handstamp and backstamped at Jacksonville, Fla. on the same day; addressed to U.S. Congressman, Harold C. Ostertag, in Washington D.C.; includes the original Postmaster General Summerfield presentation letter dated "June 1959", Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $1,500 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6365

United States, 1959 (June 8), U.S.S. Barbero missile mail from the PMG. First Official Missile Mail addressed to Harry L. Lindquist; lovely example of one of 3000 FLOWN by Regulus I missile from a US Navy submarine to Mayport Naval Air Station in Florida; letter of greeting enclosed; faint foxing to left edge of cachet.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6366

United States, 1962 (Apr 23), X-15 rocket plane. Autographed by pilot and future astronaut Neil Armstrong; flight 91 on April 20th, 1962 (latered canceled at Edwards Air Force Base on April 23rd);the speed flight at 207,500ft reached Mach 5.31; by September he was selected as one of "the New Nine" astronauts; his first spaceflight, as Commander of GT VIII, is documented on the envelope with a roller cancel from Patrick Air Force Base.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6367

United States, 1963 (Jul 4), Peter Kedzierski - Freedomland, N.Y. - Rocket-Man Mail (Ellington-Zwisler 54C1). Cover with "First Rocket-Man Mail…Using 'Buck Rogers' Flying Rocket Belt" cachet and photographic "Rocket-Man" Rocket Stamp (E-Z 54A1); franked with 8¢ postage tied by a Jul 5 Bronx, N.Y. machine cancel; signed by Bell Aerosystem Test Pilot Kedzierski and by the test's witness (and addressee), Harry A. Gordon; also included is a mint block of 4 of the Rocket Stamp, Very Fine.
Ellington-Zwisler $350+ Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6368

United States, 1970 (Nov 29), X-24A Lifting Body FLOWN. Test pilots at Edwards AFB carried a few covers for collectors during flights; Jerry Gentry brought this envelope to 70,000ft and Mach 1.37; lifting bodies were precursors for development of return-from-orbit vehicles including the Space Shuttle.
Ellington-Zwisler 140.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6369

Yugoslavia, 1935 (20 Aug), F. Schmiedl & H. Weihs - Hoce - "Jug I" (Ellington-Zwisler 2C1, 2A1a). Appropriately cacheted cover with black "Jug I" Rocket Stamp, franked with a 25p black tied by a Aug 20 Hoce c.d.s.; also includes a sheet of 4 of the "Jug I" stamp, lightly hinged in the selvage only; the sheet is hand numbered "12", the stamps numbered "045" to "048" (the stamp on the cover is no. "260"), Very Fine. 200 of these covers were flown.
Hopferweiser FS-41a, 41V; €320 ++ ($360).
Ellington-Zwisler $450 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6370

Yugoslavia, 1935 (20 Aug), F. Schmiedl & H. Weihs - Hoce - "Jug II" (Ellington-Zwisler 3C1, 3A1a). Appropriately cacheted cover with black "Jug II" Rocket Stamp, franked with a 25p black tied by a Aug 20 Hoce c.d.s.; also includes a lightly hinged sheet of 4 of the "Jug II" stamp; the sheet is hand numbered "103", the stamps numbered "409" to "412" (the stamp on the cover is no. "151), Very Fine. 205 of these covers were flown.
Hopferweiser FS-42a, 42V; €320 ++ ($360).
Ellington-Zwisler $500 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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