FINE. A RARE CARD INTENDED FOR THE FINAL LEG OF THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHT BY CALBRAITH RODGERS IN HIS "VIN FIZ FLYER". PREVIOUSLY UNRECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. ONLY EIGHT ARE RECORDED.
This card was intended to be carried on the final leg of the flight, from Pasadena to Long Beach, which crashed upon take-off from the stop at Compton. Rodgers was seriously injured in this crash and the plane was wrecked totally, but one month later the last leg to Long Beach was completed.
VERY FINE. THIS COVER WAS DISCOVERED BY US IN AN OTHERWISE MODEST CONSIGNMENT AND, ACCORDING TO OWNER'S PURCHASE DATE ON BACK, HAS NOT BEEN AVAILABLE TO THE MARKET FOR OVER 60 YEARS. A VERY IMPORTANT UNITED STATES FIRST DAY COVER, OF WHICH THERE ARE FEWER THAN FIVE KNOWN.
Accompanied by an American Philatelist article, "First Day Covers of U.S. 1918 Air Mail Stamps", by Ken Lawrence, which documents five 6c 1918 covers plus an additional three possible First Days.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL FLOWN FIRST DAY COVER OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN SET.
This 1930 Zeppelin First Day cover is especially desirable as a 5c Air Post entire with red and blue border.
VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY MATCHING SET OF GRAF ZEPPELIN FIRST DAY COVERS.
Ex Martin. Signed and with 1979 Friedl certificate. With 1999 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND SELDOM-SEEN PREMIUM SET OF GRAF ZEPPELIN FIRST DAY COVERS. A MUST-HAVE SET FOR THE ROESSLER SPECIALIST.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR FLOWN COVER FEATURING BLOCKS OF FOUR WITH PLATE NUMBERS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.
A set of used blocks has a Scott Retail value of $4,700.00. The plate numbers and flight-usage add significantly to the value of this cover.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SPACE MEMORABILIA ITEM, CANCELLED ON LAUNCH DAY OF THE APOLLO 6 UNMANNED FLIGHT INTO SPACE.
The Apollo 6 mission was the second (and last) unmanned test flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle. The flight lasted just over ten hours. News of the launch was overshadowed by Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination on the same day.