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


DO-X Flights




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Lot 6244

Germany, 1929-30 Europe Pan-America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Rio de Janeiro (AAMC 5b). Cover franked with 2m & 4m South America Flight Zeppelins (C38-C39) tied by a Nov 13 Friedrichshafen c.d.s. and by a May 19 onboard cancel; with both flight cachets and a Jun 22 Rio backstamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6245

Germany, 1929 (Nov 17) Test Flight (AAMC 1c). Do.-X postcard franked with an 8pf Hebert tied by a Friedrichshafen c.d.s. with private flight cachet and datestamp; addressed to H.E. Sieger n Lorch; bit of minor mounting damage on the reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6246

Germany, 1930, DO-X sized collection. 15 flown and 30 commemorative envelopes and cards related to the Dornier Do X flying boat; three autographed commemorative covers, Wolfgang von Gronau (pilot), Eduard Zimmer (copilot), Franz Hack (mechanic) and Fritz Albrecht (radio operator) on welcome to Chicago cover, also two commemorative envelopes, one in New York and the other Chicago, autographed by von Gronau and Albrecht; 10 items (4 covers and 6 postcards) with high value stamps (4RM for cards and 6RM for letters) postmarked 13 Nov 1930 Friedrichshafen and transported by rail to Lisbon where it become part of Segment 1, backstamp is Rio 22 Apr 1931, 8a with Portugese stamps (5 values) on the leg from Lisbon to the Canary Islands; 13e (missing backstamp) posted in Suriname during Segment 2; 17a with 4RM Zeppelin and two 1RM Eagle stamps on Do X stationery from New York to Newfoundland, also on Segment 3 is a 17b (also on printed envelope) posted between New York and Berlin, the item being prepaid in cash; picture postcard (AAMC #19) of Do X images on tour of Germany dated 8 Aug 1932; included are 10 photo postcards of the aircraft on Lake Constance postmarked on the 1st anniversary of the big test flight; also commemorative (but period) envelopes from Richmond Hill, NY (8), New York, NY (2) and Chicago, IL (7). Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6247

Germany, 1931, DO-X mail from Lisbon. Envelope postmarked Friedrichshafen and sent by train to Lisbon where it joined other Do X mail, franked with a 2RM and 4RM Zeppelin stamp and a letter (written in German) enclosed; cover addressed to Martauco Stamp Company with Portugese stamps from first segment of the long tour; attractive examples.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6248

Germany, 1932 New York - Berlin Return Flight (AAMC 17a). Pair of covers each franked with a 2m Cologne (338) and either a 4m or a pair of 2m South America Flight Zeppelins (C39, C38), both with May 19 onboard cancels, purple flight cachets and May 27 Berlin backstamps; the 2m Cologne is damaged (apparently pre-use) on the cover with the 4m Zeppelin, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6249

Germany, 1932 New York - Berlin Return Flight (AAMC 17a, 17e). Two cards: 1.) an illustrated A.C. Roessler card franked with a 4m South America Flight Zeppelin (C39) tied by a May 19 onboard cancel; and 2.) a special German Airship Co. card with "Affranchisement Percu 4,-- RM" handstamp and May 21 onboard cancel; both with purple flight cachet and May 27 Berlin receiver; the Roessler card with a small, light bend and minor mounting damage on the reverse; otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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