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


Other Balloon Flights




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Lot 6235

Europe, Balloon post and stratospheric flight. Mint 10 centimes postal card issued by France in 1870; a mint 20 centimes letter sheet also issued in 1870; a post card with a Belgian 1.75F stamp cancelled in Brussels (date unknown) showing Prof Piccard's high altitude balloon and gondola; Polish 75gr stamp issued in 1938 (at 2Zl) to raise funds for balloon research; a Registered Express cover with the Polish issue and commemorative postmark; 20th anniversary of Excelsior III, a parachute jump from 102,800ft, is autographed by Joe W. Kittinger Jr; a remarkable color photograph, taken automatically by the balloon, of the skydiver in freefall autographed by Kittinger; FLOWN Project Da Vinci flight cover autographed by Jimmie Craig and Vera Simons, postmarked in Las Cruces and Wagon Mound, NM.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6236

United States, Stratosphere balloons, 1927-1935. 3 Luxembourg covers (1927); Century of Progress (3) with autographs of T G M Settle and Floyd Gibbons; Akron 1933 flight (4); National Geographic 1934 (4); Rapid City balloon bursts (2) and successful flight (1); plus test hop date in 1934; 18 items.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6237

United States, Piccard stratospheric balloon, 1933. 7 envelopes or cards plus a souvenir program from A Century of Progress; A Piccard autograph on an envelope announcing his visit to the US; T G Settle signature on a Century of Progress illustrated (on reverse) envelope; engraved cachet from Century of Progress exposition; 2 newspaper add ons postmarked 20 Nov 1933 Akron, OH autographed by Maj Chester L Fordney; and 2 cards with Dearborn MI dated 23 Oct 1934 autographed by Jean and Jeanette Piccard; 8 signatures total; bonus set of three values Belgium stratospheric balloon stamps hinged to newspaper drawing.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 6238

United States, Piccard stratospheric balloon, 1933. 3 envelopes or cards plus a souvenir program from A Century of Progress; T G Settle signature and another on a Century of Progress illustrated (on reverse) envelope; newspaper add ons postmarked 20 Nov 1933 Akron, OH autographed by Maj Chester L Fordney; and a card with Dearborn MI dated 23 Oct 1934 autographed by Jean and Jeanette Piccard; 5 signatures total.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6239

Worldwide, balloon collection. Extensive mounted thematic holding in 7 three-ring binders plus a misc box with about 100 loose covers; Maxim cards, Fellows handpainted, numerous proofs, flown at regional and national races, Brasil SC#C22 stamp with three different color plate proofs on watermarked paper; French colonies coin de dat, compete sets throughout of both perf and imperf. Shipping charges apply - weight 36.4 lbs.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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