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Sale 1143 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, Featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 November, 2016

Category — Worldwide Flight Covers Balances

Cat./Est. Value
Worldwide Zeppelin and Flight Cover Valuable Group. Over 50 better covers, wide range including two U.S. (one with block of No. C3 with plane shifted toward bottom and one complete set of the Graf Zeppelin on flown cover), Zeppelins including Germany and several European Treaty States (including Russia) with complete sets, some commercial airmail covers including France with two 50fr Banknote on registered cover to Brazil, Fine-Very Fine, a particularly desirable and saleable group of flight covers

E. 10,000-15,000
Worldwide Flight and Zeppelin Cover Valuable Lot. Hundreds of covers, with many better items, including early flights, Zeppelins and First Flight covers, from all parts of the world including United States, loaded with better items, many of which would retail several hundred dollars each, a number still on original auction lot cards, good variety with only minor duplication, Fine-Very Fine, an outstanding opportunity that should not be missed

E. 7,500-10,000
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Worldwide Flight Covers. 75 flight covers, including several Zeppelins, many with multiple frankings which are very colorful and selected by the owner for the clarity of the markings and overall eye appeal, many from Europe, but we also note Egypt and South America, including a nice group from Uruguay, overall fresh Very Fine and quite desirable

E. 3,000-4,000
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Worldwide Zeppelin Covers. 26 better covers attractively arranged on Lindner hingeless album pages, most identified by Sieger numbers, stamps from countries such as Germany, Brazil, Hungary, Albania, Italy, Netherlands, Egypt, Spain, Paraguay, Russia and Brazil, selected by the owner for the clarity of markings and overall eye appeal, fresh and Very Fine, a worthwhile group

E. 2,000-3,000
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Worldwide Balloon and Glider Cover Collection. 115 covers or cards neatly mounted in an album, 1909-67, many flown covers, virtually all are European, with a large percentage from Poland, particularly 1926-39 Gordon Bennett race flights and post-war glider covers, also Switzerland with 1909-22 Gordon Bennett items including two with vignette, Belgium Gordon Bennett race covers, and more, fresh lot with nearly all Fine-Very Fine or better

E. 1,000-1,500
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Worldwide Pioneer Aviation Picture Postcard Collection. Over 100 unused or used neatly mounted in an album, some with vignettes, most France from 1908-12, including some pilot signed and some showing dirigibles, also Austria, Germany, Great Britain (Tuck cards) and a few others, majority are real photo cards including several crashes, also some World War I aviation postmarks on flown covers, some small faults, but majority is Fine-Very Fine and quite attractive

E. 1,000-1,500
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Zeppelin Collateral Material. Austria 1914 printed sheet music with Zeppelin motif, Hindenburg Smoker's Receptacle (flyer stating the acceptable place to smoke on the Hindenburg), two registered mail receipts signed Hugo Eckener (used on the 1929 Round the World Flight), passenger radiograms from the 1929 Round the World Flight, Welcome Aboard brochure from the 1929 Round the World Flight (reminding passengers not to throw anything out the windows), 1928 Graf Zeppelin Testimonial Banquet Menu signed by Hugo Eckener and others in attendance, and a Graf Zeppelin cloth mail bag inscribed "Condor Zeppelin LUFTHANSA", an interesting group of collateral items that would greatly enhance a Zeppelin collection

E. 750-1,000
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North, South and Latin American First Issue Air Post Covers. Over 40 covers, a couple non-Air Post, wide range of countries, we noticed a Zeppelin, DO-X and various First Flights, some better countries incl. a couple Chile and four United States (C1-C3) such as a No. C2 First Flight from New York to Chicago, much is Fine-Very Fine, an interesting grouping

E. 400-500
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