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Sale 989 — 2010 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 19 June, 2010

Category — Hindenburg Crash Cover, Russia, Switzerland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
340°
c
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 340,  Hindenburg Crash Cover, Russia, Switzerland 1937, May 5, Hindenburg Disaster Flight, 1937, May 5, Hindenburg Disaster Flight1937, May 5, Hindenburg Disaster Flight. Largely intact cover with scorched edges, bearing four singles of Germany 75pf Air Post stamps, cancelled on board and tied by bold purple "Deutsche Luftpost Europa-Nordamerika Luftschiff Hindenburg 5.5.1937" double-circle datestamp and addressed to Mexico, with original enclosure dated April 30, 1937 which shows some burn marks

EXTREMELY FINE. THE UNIQUE COVER TO MEXICO RECOVERED FROM THE WRECK OF THE HINDENBURG. A SUPERB COVER FROM ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS AIR DISASTERS IN HISTORY.

On Thursday, May 6, 1937, the airship Hindenburg exploded as it was approaching to make a landing at Lakehurst N.J. The cover offered here was mailed by the recipient, Mr. Doehner, to himself in Mexico. Unfortunately, he and his daughter perished in the crash. His wife and two young sons survived.

Ex Gruys. Accompanied by copy of Bulletin of Verification which accompanied the cover on its delivery to Mexico. With 2001 Stamp Institute of America (Arthur Falk) certificate.

E. 15,000-20,000
0
341
Pbl
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 341,  Hindenburg Crash Cover, Russia, Switzerland RUSSIA, 1858, 10k Black, Plate Proof of Frame Only (2P), RUSSIA, 1858, 10k Black, Plate Proof of Frame Only (2P)RUSSIA, 1858, 10k Black, Plate Proof of Frame Only (2P). Block of four with selvage at right and gutter margin at bottom, bright shade, light horizontal crease at bottom entirely in selvage, light bend at top right and small paper irregularity at bottom right are also entirely in selvage

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE PROOF BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1858 10-KOPECK FIRST ISSUE OF RUSSIA, WHICH IS A PRINTING OF THE FRAME ONLY.

Ex Breitfuss. Each stamp with small blue "P M D" backstamp.

E. 7,500-10,000
5,750
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342
 
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 342,  Hindenburg Crash Cover, Russia, Switzerland GENEVA, 1843, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Left Half of "Double Geneva" (2L1a; Zumstein 4L), GENEVA, 1843, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Left Half of "Double Geneva" (2L1a; Zumstein 4L)GENEVA, 1843, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Left Half of "Double Geneva" (2L1a; Zumstein 4L). Large margins to full, detailed impression, neat strike of red cross in rosette cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL USED HALF OF THE FAMOUS "DOUBLE-GENEVA" CANTONAL STAMP.

With 1972 Hunziker and 1982 Rellstab certificates

9,000
3,000
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