Sale 1142 — Republic of Cuba

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Category — Flight Covers - Zeppelins

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2342
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2342, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsGERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57FF). Two singles of 2m Sudamerica Zeppelin stamps tied by “Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 19.5.1930” double-circle datestamps on card to Havana, Cuba, proper violet and red flight cachets, Havana backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
2343
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2343, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsGERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57FF). Horizontal pair of 4m Sudamerica Zeppelin stamps tied by “Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 19.5.1930” double-circle datestamps on cover to Germany, via Havana, proper violet and red flight cachets, Havana backstamp, stamps are particularly well-centered and choice, Very Fine, signed Schlegel BPP

E. 300-400
275
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2344
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2344, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsGERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57FF). 4m Sudamerica Zeppelin stamp tied by “Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 19.5.1930” double-circle datestamps on Zeppelin picture post card to Swiss Consulate in Havana, Cuba, proper violet and red flight cachets, also with green Lakehurst cancel, Havana backstamp, Very Fine, a delivery drop was intended at Cuba on the way north to the United States, but did not take place, instead the mail went to Lakehurst and then by air back to Havana, with 1994 Simon certificate

E. 200-300
225
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2345
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Sale 1142, Lot 2345, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsGERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57NN). Vertical pair of 4m Sudamerica Zeppelin stamps with plate no. 5 selvage at bottom, tied by “Friedrichshafen 18.5.30” double-circle datestamps on cover to Havana, Cuba, proper violet and red flight cachets, Havana backstamp, Very Fine, with 1997 Simon certificate

E. 400-500
200
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2346
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2346, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsLIECHTENSTEIN, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57NN). Five Lichtenstein stamps, tied by “Triesenberg 6.V.30” double-circle datestamps on card to Havana, Cuba, proper flight cachets in red and violet, Havana arrival, Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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2347
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2347, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsAUSTRIA, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57NN). Austria 3s and 10s Air Post stamps, tied by “Wien 8.V.30” double-circle datestamps on cover to Germany, via Havana with transit datestamp, proper flight cachets in red and violet, Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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2348
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2348, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsDANZIG, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57NN). Danzig 1g and pair of 2-1/2g stamps, tied by “Danzig Luftpost 14.5.30” oval datestamps on card to Bale, Switzerland, via Havana with transit datestamp, proper flight cachets in red and violet, Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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2349
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2349, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsSAAR, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57NN). Saar 3fr and 5fr block of four and single, tied by Saar May 12, 1930 double-circle datestamps on Zeppelin picture post card to Havana, Cuba, proper flight cachets in red and violet, Havana arrival datestamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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2350
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2350, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsSWITZERLAND, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57NN). Switzerland 50c, block of 1fr and 5fr stamps, tied by “Romanshorn 16.V.30”double-circle datestamp on cover to Havana, Cuba, proper flight cachets in red and violet, Havana arrival, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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2351
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Sale 1142, Lot 2351, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsSWITZERLAND, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57NN). Switzerland 75c, 1fr and 3fr stamps, tied by “Romanshorn 16.V.30” double-circle datestamp on picture post card to Switzerland, via Havana, proper flight cachets in red and violet, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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2352
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Sale 1142, Lot 2352, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsSWITZERLAND, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57NN). Switzerland 75c, 1fr and 3fr stamps, tied by “Romanshorn 16.V.30”double-circle datestamp on post card to Havana, Cuba, proper flight cachets in red and violet, Very Fine, with 2004 Leder certificate

E. 300-400
400
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2353
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Sale 1142, Lot 2353, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsGERMANY, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 57UU). Nine German stamps on 15pf postal card, tied by “Berlin 19.5.30” double-circle datestamps to Germany, via Havana with backstamp, proper violet (on reverse) and red (2) flight cachets, Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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2354
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Sale 1142, Lot 2354, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsSPAIN, 1930 Graf Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 58C). Spain 10p tied by Seville double-circle datestamp on Zeppelin picture post card to Havana, Cuba, proper violet and red cachets, Havana arrival backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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2355
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Sale 1142, Lot 2355, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsBRAZIL, 1930 Pan-American Zeppelin and Scadta Combination Flight (Sieger 59D, 57FF). Colombia 4c stationery, used with 1c and 2c block and Scadta 1929 5c block, 10c single and 20c Registry stamp on front and reverse, all tied by Barranquilla Jun. 16 double-circle datestamps, additionally franked with Brazil 5,000r Zeppelin with “U.S.A.” overprint vertical pair and 200r stamp tied by Rio de Janeiro Condor May 24 double-circle datestamps, addressed to Cali, Colombia, Recife May 28 and violet cachet, Havana Jun. 2 backstamp, Very Fine, a rare and interesting combination use, ex Sieger

E. 300-400
475
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2356
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Sale 1142, Lot 2356, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsBRAZIL, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 59D). Two covers, each with two Brazil 5,000r Zeppelin with “USA” Overprint stamps and, first originating in Rio de Janeiro with three Brazil stamps dated May 24, both on Recife flight to Lakehurst with May 28 circular flight cachets, each addressed to Havana, Cuba, violet Zeppelin cachet and arrival backstamps, slight toning, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
0
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2357
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2357, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsURUGUAY, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 61Ab). Uruguay 8c, 10c and 40c stamps, tied by “Exterior Montevideo 17.V.30” double-circle datestamps on cover to Havana, Cuba, proper flight cachets in green and violet, Havana arrival datestamp, Very Fine, only 35 covers carried on this flight

E. 200-300
300
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2358
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Sale 1142, Lot 2358, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsUNITED STATES, 1930 Pan-American FIight (Sieger 64C). U.S. $2.60 Zeppelin tied by “New York N.Y. Varick St. Sta. May 2” duplex cancel on cover to Havana, Cuba, proper violet and red cachets, Rio de Janeiro and Havana backstamps, Very Fine, a scarce destination, with 2003 Eichele certificate

E. 200-300
350
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2359
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Sale 1142, Lot 2359, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsUNITED STATES, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 64F-64G). Two covers, first with U.S. 65c Zeppelin and 5c Air Post on Zeppelin picture post card from Lakehurst (May 10) to Switzerland with “Habana-Friedrichshafen” routing, second with U.S. $1.30 Zeppelin on cover from Varick St. Station (May 29) to Germany, Havana routing, each with proper violet and red cachets, neither shows any evidence of Havana arrival but we assume it was dropped at Havana, Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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2360
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2360, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsPANAMA, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 64X). Printed "Behrens-Neuheiten-Dienst" card with five Panama stamps, tied by "Agencia Postal, Panama May 5, 1930" duplex cancels, prepared for Zeppelin flight from Cuba to Lakehurst but Zeppelin failed to land in Cuba and therefore went by ship, Cuba May 18 transit, additionally franked with U.S. 65c Zeppelin and tied by "New York N.Y. Grand Central Sta. May 27, 1930" duplex cancel and flown on return flight from Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, light cachets, arrival datestamp, couple minor edge tears and file fold affecting one Panama stamp, otherwise Fine, few covers or cards are known from Panama

E. 750-1,000
950
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2361
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Sale 1142, Lot 2361, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsSWITZERLAND, 1930, September 14, Switzerland to Cuba (Sieger 87). Six Switzerland stamps on "Pro Juventute" post card, tied by "Geneve-Aviation, Vol du Zeppelin, 14.IX.30" flight cachets to Havana, Cuba, Zurich Sept. 14 double-circle datestamp, Havana arrival, a few toned perfs, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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2362
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Sale 1142, Lot 2362, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsCUBA, 1932 Graf Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 172A). Cuba 50c Air Post tied by Havana May 28 machine cancel, used with Brazil $7,000 on 10,000r and 700r stamps tied by Rio de Janeiro Aug. 31 double-circle datestamp with an additional strike below on cover to Hamburg, Germany, proper red and violet flight cachets, Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine, an incredibly rare mixed Cuba and Brazil Zeppelin franking

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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2363
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2363, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsUNITED STATES, 1933 Graf Zeppelin Miami-Seville Combination Flight Cover (Sieger 242C). Cuba 15c Air Post tied by “Havana-Miami” duplex cancel on U.S. 5c Air Post legal sized stationery traveling on FAM 4, then used with U.S. 50c Zeppelin and tied by Miami Oct. 23 machine cancel, addressed to New Jersey, proper violet cachet, Chicago, Friedrichshafen and New York backstamps, file fold clear of stamps and couple minor edge tears, still Very Fine, a rare combination cover

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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2364
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2364, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsCUBA, 1936 Trans-Atlantic by Hindenburg. Cuba 50c imperforate Air Post tied by “Habana, Cuba Sep. 29, 1936” machine slogan cancel on cover to Paris, France, blue “Trans-Atlantic by Hindenburg” boxed cachet, Paris arrival backstamp, Very Fine and rare, unlisted in Sieger

E. 750-1,000
425
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2365
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2365, Flight Covers - ZeppelinsCUBA, 1936 Trans-Atlantic by Hindenburg. Cuba 50c Air Post tied by “Habana, Cuba Sep. 28, 1936” machine slogan cancel on legal sized corner card cover to Berlin, Germany, blue “Trans-Atlantic by Hindenburg” boxed cachet, Frankfurt arrival backstamp, minor toning, still Very Fine and rare, unlisted in Sieger

E. 750-1,000
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2366
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Cuba Zeppelin Flight Cover Spectacular Balance. An incredible 75 cards or covers with a mix of to, from or transiting through Cuba, some highlights we notice incl. two 1937 Cuba 50c Air Post imperforate with blue “Trans Atlantic by Hindenburg” cachet covers (some faults, unlisted in Sieger), many 1930 Brazil Graf Zeppelins with different combinations and overprints, incredible series of Sieger Nos. 57FF, 57NN and 57UU with Havana cancels including over 29 Sudamerica Zeppelin stamps, mostly 4m ranging from one to three on cover (as off-cover singles alone catalogues $11,600.00) and a few different country origins such as Netherlands, Austria, etc., one of the most impressive parts of this collection is the array of flights going to Cuba of which the difficulty is easily underestimated until one begins searching for them, some of the Sieger flights incl. Nos. 17a, 46, 59H, 101, 113A, 114A, 119B, 124, 129, 239 among others, quite a few on original lot cards, mostly Fine-Very Fine, worthy of careful viewing as there are a large number of better items which retail easily over several hundred dollars a piece

E. 7,500-10,000
6,750
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