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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — Flight Covers by Country with Collection Balances

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1763
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1763, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesEGYPT, 1931 Palestine Flight (Sieger 105Ec), EGYPT, 1931 Palestine Flight (Sieger 105Ec)EGYPT, 1931 Palestine Flight (Sieger 105Ec). 50m on 27m Zeppelin stamp with "1951" error (No. C3a) tied by Port Said Zeppelin cancel on picture postcard to Jaffa, red flight cachet, signed by a crew member, Very Fine, a scarce combination of the error stamp and Port Said cancel

E. 300-400
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1764
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1764, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesFINLAND, 1933 Baltic Sea Flight (Sieger 89B), FINLAND, 1933 Baltic Sea Flight (Sieger 89B)FINLAND, 1933 Baltic Sea Flight (Sieger 89B). Pair and single of Air Post stamp (No. C1) tied by Helskinki/Helingsfors 24.IX.30 postmark on cover to Germany, violet flight cachet also ties one stamp, Friedrichshafen backstamp, opened at bottom, Very Fine, most unusual to have three of the Zeppelin stamps on one cover

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1765, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesGIBRALTAR, 1933 Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E), GIBRALTAR, 1933 Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E)GIBRALTAR, 1933 Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E). 1-1/2p and 1sh King George V stamps tied by Oct. 7, 1933 oval registry datestamp on registered cover to Brazil, red flight cachet, Berlin connecting flight cachet on reverse, Pernambuco backstamp, Very Fine, ex Belinkoff and Gruys

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1766, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesGREAT BRITAIN, 1933 Seventh South American Flight - Chicago Flight Combination (Sieger 233A/238E), GREAT BRITAIN, 1933 Seventh South American Flight - Chicago Flight Combination (Sieger 233A/238E)GREAT BRITAIN, 1933 Seventh South American Flight - Chicago Flight Combination (Sieger 233A/238E). A most unusual combination flight cover, originally sent from Brazil, with three stamps tied by Sept. 20 Rio de Janeiro postmarks, flown to Germany on the 7th South America flight, red flight cachet, delivered to England where it was reposted back to Brazil on the Chicago flight, with four Great Britain stamps tied by London airmail circular datestamps, all the proper flight cachets, Rio de Janeiro backstamp, Very Fine, a rare and striking Zeppelin combination cover, ex Gruys

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1767, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesGREAT BRITAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E), GREAT BRITAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E)GREAT BRITAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E). Three overprinted stamps including 3p on 2sh6p Seahorse tied by Oct. 7, 1933 registry ovals on registered flown Zeppelin photo postcard to Brazil, proper red flight cachets, Pernambuco receiving postmark, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1768, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesGREAT BRITAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E), GREAT BRITAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E)GREAT BRITAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E). Three overprinted stamps including 6fr on 5sh Seahorse tied by Oct. 10, 1933 registry ovals on registered flown cover to Brazil, proper red flight cachets, Berlin and Pernambuco backstamps, cover with a few tiny age spots on the edges, otherwise Very Fine, posting from this country are elusive, ex Gruys

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1769, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesICELAND, 1933, 1k-10k Italian Flying Armada Overprints (C12-C14; Facit 165-167), ICELAND, 1933, 1k-10k Italian Flying Armada Overprints (C12-C14; Facit 165-167)ICELAND, 1933, 1k-10k Italian Flying Armada Overprints (C12-C14; Facit 165-167). Complete set along with 30a tied by Reykjavik 7.VII.33 circular datestamps on registered airmail cover to Rahway, New Jersey, registry label and special airmail labels, registry backstamps of New York (7-21) and Rahway (7-22), stamps and cover are extraordinarily fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE FLOWN COVER WITH THE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1933 HOPFLUG.

Few covers exist with the complete set of the 1933 Hopflug, which were made for the visit of the Italian Flying Armada en route from Rome to Chicago.

Facit value for a set on cover SK 45,000

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1770, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesITALY, 1930, December 17, Balbo Mass Squadron Flight, Italy to Brazil (AAMC 1125), ITALY, 1930, December 17, Balbo Mass Squadron Flight, Italy to Brazil (AAMC 1125)ITALY, 1930, December 17, Balbo Mass Squadron Flight, Italy to Brazil (AAMC 1125). Imprinted flight cover to Rio de Janeiro with 7.70 Air Post (C27) and 1.25l Blue tied by Rome Dec. 15 special flight machine cancel, signed by all of the pilots, including General Balbo, Rio de Janeiro Jan. 22, 1931 receiving machine cancel, remarkably fresh and clean, Extremely Fine, especially difficult to find in this pristine condition

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1771, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesLIECHTENSTEIN, 1931 Lausanne Flight (Sieger 110C), LIECHTENSTEIN, 1931 Lausanne Flight (Sieger 110C)LIECHTENSTEIN, 1931 Lausanne Flight (Sieger 110C). 1fr and 2fr Zeppelin stamp (Nos. C7-C8) tied by red Zeppelin postmarks on cover to Lausanne, Vaduz 10.VI.31 datestamp, Lausanne receiving circular datestamp also tied the 2fr stamp, fresh and Very Fine, particularly desirable with all the markings on the front, ex Gruys

E. 300-400
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1772
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1772, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesPALESTINE, 1929, Graf Zeppelin Orient Flight, Jerusalem Drop (Sieger 23f), PALESTINE, 1929, Graf Zeppelin Orient Flight, Jerusalem Drop (Sieger 23f)PALESTINE, 1929, Graf Zeppelin Orient Flight, Jerusalem Drop (Sieger 23f). Cover sent without franking, addressed to Germany and charged 50pf postage due in blue crayon, red on-board cachet of the Graf Zeppelin, which is unusual (normally has the Orient flight cachet), "27 Mar. 29.8PM" repetitive slogan on both front and back, which confirms that this was in small bag of mail dropped at Jerusalem, Very Fine, much of the mail that was backstamped Jerusalem was dropped at the Er Ramle drop and transported to Jerusalem by rail the same day, the few covers actually dropped at Jerusalem can be distinguished by this 8p.m. machine cancel

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1773, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesPHILIPPINES, 1936 First North American Flight of the Hindenburg (Sieger 409 var), PHILIPPINES, 1936 First North American Flight of the Hindenburg (Sieger 409 var)PHILIPPINES, 1936 First North American Flight of the Hindenburg (Sieger 409 var). 10c and 30c Transpacific Air Post stamps, and two 1p stamps on reverse, tied by Manila, May 2 circular datestamp on cover to Germany, routed by air from Manila to San Francisco, then to New York where it connected with the Zeppelin for the trip back to Germany, violet flight cachet, Frankfurt machine cancel backstamp, Very Fine, unrecorded in Sieger (there are no Philippines postings for any Zeppelin flight), and it is believed only four such covers were flown, making this an important cover for the Philippines or Zeppelin specialist, ex Gruys

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1774, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesPORTUGAL, 1928, June 28 -- Attempted Flight, Portugal to U.S. (AAMC 1078), PORTUGAL, 1928, June 28 -- Attempted Flight, Portugal to U.S. (AAMC 1078)PORTUGAL, 1928, June 28 -- Attempted Flight, Portugal to U.S. (AAMC 1078). Portugal $1.60 tied by Lisbon Jun. 28 datestamp, handstamped flight cachet on cover to Canada, minor tape stains (easily removable), otherwise Very Fine and scarce

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1775, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesRUSSIA, 1934 Seventh South American Flight (Sieger 271Aa), RUSSIA, 1934 Seventh South American Flight (Sieger 271Aa)RUSSIA, 1934 Seventh South American Flight (Sieger 271Aa). 5r stamp tied by Alexandrovsk-vokzal circular datestamp on registered flown cover To Pernambuco, forwarded to Friedrichshaven through Berlin (two transits on reverse), red Air Post cachet, Friedrichshafen transit and cachet, Pernambuco arrival backstamp, Very Fine, ex Gruys

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1776, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesSOUTH AFRICA, 1929, Jan. 29, Johannesburg via New York Flight, SOUTH AFRICA, 1929, Jan. 29, Johannesburg via New York FlightSOUTH AFRICA, 1929, Jan. 29, Johannesburg via New York Flight. Three 1p stamps from Cape of Good Hope, Transvaal and South Africa, tied by Johannesburg Jan. 29, 1929 double-circle datestamp on cover to West Tulsa Okla., entering U.S. mails with 5c Air Post (C11), tied by New York Feb. 27 circular datestamp, cover with minor folds not affecting stamps, otherwise Very Fine and scarce combination

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1777, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesSPANISH MOROCCO, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 64XVII), SPANISH MOROCCO, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 64XVII)SPANISH MOROCCO, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 64XVII). 10c, 25c, 50c, and 2p First issue tied by Tanger machine cancel on cover to Germany, red oval flight cachet, backstamped Seville (machine cancel) and Friedrichshafen, Very Fine and colorful, only 20 covers were flown on this last leg of the return flight from Seville to Friedrichshafen, ex Gruys, signed Roger Koerber

E. 400-500
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1778
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1778, Flight Covers by Country with Collection BalancesSWITZERLAND, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 119f), SWITZERLAND, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 119f)SWITZERLAND, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 119f). Posted on board a ship on Lake Constance with 20c Swiss stamp tied by "W. Schiffspost/auf den Bodensee/22.VII.31" circular datestamp, paying the postage to Friedrichshaven, where a German 4m Polar Flight stamp affixed and tied by circular datestamp, red flight cachet, "Malyguin" and Romanshorn datestamps, signed by Umberto Nobile, Very Fine, an unusual cover and particularly desirable with all the markings on the front, ex Gruys

E. 750-1,000
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1779
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The Dr. Homer E. Steinhoff Zeppelin Cover Collection. Offered intact as received, about 250 covers laid out in six photo albums and four small binders, plus some loose material including a few on Roger Koerber auction lot pages, Germany has the most of any country as expected (including some with the better Zeppelin stamps), but also many European Treaty States, including several Russia or Baltic States, some United States and a few South America, excellent range of flights, with only minor duplication, also a little bit of collateral material, a large number of covers would sell in the $100.00-$300.00 (or more) range, condition above the norm, with many fresh and Very Fine, this would make an outstanding basis upon which to build a worldwide Zeppelin cover collection

E. 10,000-15,000
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1780
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Worldwide Zeppelin Covers. 26 better covers that were purchased individually at auction, six Germany, five of which have "Suidamerica", Polar-Flight or Chicago stamps, a few United States, including No. C18 block of four on flown first day cover, others are European Treaty States, condition well above the norm, many are Very Fine, a worthwhile group perfect for the retailer

E. 2,000-3,000
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1781
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Worldwide Flight Covers. 17 better items that were purchased individually at auction, much is from Europe, a few U.S., two China and one Thailand, better AAMC listed flights, some with better airmail stamps or sets, one crash cover, Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
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