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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1384
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1384, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)UNITED STATES, 1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A), UNITED STATES, 1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A)UNITED STATES, 1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A). Three stamps totaling $1.06 for the return flight, incl. the Roessler 1c "Graf Zeppelin" overprint that he applied to some 1c Green stamps because he felt the U.S. Post Office had not appropriately commemorated the Graf Zeppelin's flight to America (he almost went to jail for fraudulently issuing a U.S. postage stamp), tied by Lakehurst Oct 29, 1928 duplex and violet flight cachet on cacheted cover, sent to Chicago, numerous backstamps, cover with a few minor bends, otherwise Very Fine, this unauthorized overprint is scarce used on a flown cover, mentioned but not priced in Sieger

E. 200-300
350
1385
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1385, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)UNITED STATES, 1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A), UNITED STATES, 1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A)UNITED STATES, 1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A). Four stamps totaling 54c, incl. the Roessler 1c "Graf Zeppelin" overprint that he applied to some 1c Green stamps because he felt the U.S. Post Office had not appropriately commemorated the Graf Zeppelin's flight to America (he almost went to jail for fraudulently issuing a U.S. postage stamp), tied by Lakehurst Oct. 28, 1928 duplex on specially prepared Roessler printed card, sent to Switzerland, Friedrichshafen and Zweisimmen backstamps, Very Fine, this unauthorized overprint is scarce used on a flown cover, mentioned but not priced in Sieger

E. 200-300
400
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1386
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1386, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)JAPAN, 1929 Round-The-World-Flight (Sieger 31B), JAPAN, 1929 Round-The-World-Flight (Sieger 31B)JAPAN, 1929 Round-The-World-Flight (Sieger 31B). 10s and three 1y Definitives tied by "Tokio Japan 21.8.29" violet circular datestamps on cover to U.S., flown on the scarce Tokyo to Lakehurst leg of the flight, addressed to Roessler, red flight cachet, green Lakehurst backstamp, Very Fine and desirable, Sieger €800

E. 300-400
0
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1387
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1387, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)GERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen - Lakehurst (Sieger 57N), GERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen - Lakehurst (Sieger 57N)GERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen - Lakehurst (Sieger 57N). 2m and pair 4m Sudamerica Zeppelin stamps tied by Friedrichshafen 18.5.30 circular datestamps, sent to Minnesota, proper green cachet and receiving backstamps, 4m stamps with slight gum staining at perf tips, Fine, Sieger €675

E. 200-300
300
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1388
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1388, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)GERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen - Rio de Janeiro (Sieger 57E), GERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen - Rio de Janeiro (Sieger 57E)GERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight, Friedrichshafen - Rio de Janeiro (Sieger 57E). 2m Sudamerica Zeppelin stamp tied by Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 19.5.1930 on-board circular datestamp on multicolored Zeppelin picture postcard to Rio de Janeiro (May 25 receiver), proper cachets and postmarks, Very Fine, Sieger €500

E. 200-300
300
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1389
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1389, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)EGYPT, 1931, 50m on 27m Zeppelin, "1951" error (C3a; Nile Post C36c; Sieger 105Cxa), EGYPT, 1931, 50m on 27m Zeppelin, "1951" error (C3a; Nile Post C36c; Sieger 105Cxa)EGYPT, 1931, 50m on 27m Zeppelin, "1951" error (C3a; Nile Post C36c; Sieger 105Cxa). In horizontal pair with normal, tied by Port Said Apr. 10, 1931 Zeppelin cancel on flown cover to Jerusalem (partial backstamp), proper cachets, cover with slight vertical bend not affecting stamps, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce combination of the Port Said dispatch and stamp error, Seiger €1,000

E. 300-400
300
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1390
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1390, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)1932, February 18, London, England to Darwin, Australia, Crashed and Terminated in Italy, 1932, February 18, London, England to Darwin, Australia, Crashed and Terminated in Italy1932, February 18, London, England to Darwin, Australia, Crashed and Terminated in Italy. Carried and signed by pilot R.S. Hamilton and mechanic R.A. Coupland from London on Feb. 18, 1932, flight crashed due to heavy snowfall on first leg in Puglia, Italy causing severe damage, both crewman survived but were injured and flight was abandoned, cover eventually sent from Rome on Feb. 19 with Italy 1l pair and 5l stamps, Ruvo di Puglia circular datestamp at bottom, Very Fine example from this abandoned flight, only eight covers were recovered from the crash, with 2002 Longhi certificate.

E. 1,000-1,500
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1391
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1391, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order), 1932, May 25, Bremen to Southampton, Catapult and Zeppelin Combination (Graue-Leder K-102 X1). U.S. 1c, 2c block of four and 15c tied by "Lakehurst N.Y. May 6, 1932" wavy-line machine cancel on cover to Berlin, Germany, also used on the U.S.S. Akron Coast to Coast Zeppelin flight, well-struck Zeppelin and Catapult cachet markings, San Diego and Berlin backstamps, Very Fine, a scarcely offered combination cover of which only a few examples are known, ex Helms

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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1392
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1392, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order), 1933, June 21, Europa to Southampton, Catapult Flight (Graue-Leder K-146a (1)). U.S. 1-1/2c (2), 2c and 15c stamps tied by "U.S.S. Indianapolis Jun. 15, 1933" machine cancel on cover to Berlin, Germany, bold green catapult and red air post cachets, Berlin backstamps, Very Fine, ex Helms

E. 300-400
400
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1393
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1393, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)GERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight, Berlin - Rio de Janeiro (Sieger 238EAb), GERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight, Berlin - Rio de Janeiro (Sieger 238EAb)GERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight, Berlin - Rio de Janeiro (Sieger 238EAb). 1m Chicago Flight stamp and 40pf Purple tied by Berlin 13.10.33 circular datestamp on Zeppelin picture postcard to Rio de Janeiro, proper flight cachets and postal markings, Very Fine, from the Sieger collection

E. 200-300
325
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1394
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1394, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order), 1934, May 14, Bremen to Southampton, Catapult Flight (Graue-Leder K-176a). U.S. 3c (2), 8c and 20c tied by "U.S. Frigate Constitution May 14, 1934, Off Cape Hatteras" machine cancel on cover to Czechoslovakia, red catapult and air post cachets, Berlin backstamp, Very Fine, an interesting origin usage and destination, ex Helms

E. 200-300
250
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1395
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1395, Zeppelin and Flight Covers (by Chronological Order)Amelia Earhart, 1935 Los Angeles-Mexico-Newark-New York, Amelia Earhart, 1935 Los Angeles-Mexico-Newark-New YorkAmelia Earhart, 1935 Los Angeles-Mexico-Newark-New York. U.S. 10c tied by Los Angeles Apr. 19 circular datestamp on registered cover addressed to "Miss Amelia Earhart" in Mexico City, Mexico and inscribed and signed "Carried by air, Amelia Earhart", then reforwarded with Mexico 40c Official applied and tied by Apr. 20 circular datestamp to New York via Newark where it received U.S. 15c and 3c stamps tied by Newark May 8 circular datestamp, Mexico, Newark and New York backstamps

VERY FINE. A RARE COVER AND ONE OF THE FEW AVAILABLE THAT WERE CARRIED AND SIGNED BY EARHART ON BOTH OF HER SOLO FLIGHTS.

Ex Schoendorf.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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1396
c
Worldwide Zeppelin Covers. Over 170 mostly different flown covers or cards, 1912-38, majority German or American despatch (incl. No. C18 first day flown cover), but also some South American flights and European Treaty Ports, incl. four from the 1929 Orient flight with final destinations to Cairo, Jerusalem (2p.m.) and Athens, some other areas incl. Egypt "1951" error on card (Sieger 105Axa), several Zeppelin picture postcards, most were purchased individually in the 1970s and selected for their freshness and clean strikes, therefore condition is well above the norm, several were from the personal collection of Hermann Sieger, where they were purchased individually in a 1972 Koerber sale (each of these has a certificate from Koerber), in addition, there are another 16 covers with Zeppelin stamps used on airmail (non-Zeppelin) covers, Very Fine, this would make an outstanding start for someone who wanted to seriously collect Zeppelin flights of the World

E. 5,000-7,500
8,000
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1397
c
Worldwide Zeppelin Picture Postcards. 68 different mostly used from 1901-1938, with 56 pre-1920, most are German, nine are WWI related, incl. some showing air raids and crashes, many are attractive multicolored postcards, some of the later have the Zeppelin incorporated in Birthday, Christmas or other greeting cards, Fine-Very Fine, an excellent representation of these early Zeppelin postcards

E. 400-500
400
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1398
 
Worldwide Zeppelin Stamp Balance. Neatly arranged and housed on black stock cards, both unused and used, wide variety with better material such as Argentina 1930 Zeppelin overprints, Brazil incl. Semi-Officials, Germany 1928-33 Graf Zeppelin Flight Overprints (Nos. C35-C45), Italy and Colonies incl. Aegean Is. Nos. C20-C25, Russia incl. imperforates, Paraguay and more, the catalogue alone exceeds $16,000.00 which doesn't account for some unlisted items such as Brazil large essays, condition generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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