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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Worldwide Zeppelin Flight Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
431
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 431, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversAEGEAN ISLANDS, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (211G), AEGEAN ISLANDS, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (211G)AEGEAN ISLANDS, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (211G). Set of six Zeppelin stamps (C20-C25) tied on registered cover by Rodi 24.5.33 circular datestamps, 25c, 1.25l (two) Definitives tied on reverse by same postmark, posted on the flight around Rome and then on the Second South America Flight to Brazil, blue green flight cachet, numerous backstamps including Rome, Torino and Pernambuco, Very Fine, only a few covers were produced bearing the entire set, with 1970 A. Diena certificate, Scott $5,000.00, Sassone €6,000

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
432
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 432, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversBOLIVIA, 1930 Pan-American Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 60D), BOLIVIA, 1930 Pan-American Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 60D)BOLIVIA, 1930 Pan-American Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 60D). Complete set of three Zeppelin stamps (C24-C26, and six values from the 1930 Series (C11-12, C14-C17, C19), all tied on cover by 14 May 30 special flight circular datestamps, for the flight to Lakehurst (green flight backstamp), proper flight cachets, Very Fine, covers to Lakehurst are considerably scarcer than those to Friedrichshafen

E. 750-1,000
950
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433
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 433, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversBRAZIL, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 59I), BRAZIL, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 59I)BRAZIL, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 59I). Special 5,000r on 1,300r Zeppelin stamp (4CL6) tied on picture postcard by large May 28, 1930 Recife circular datestamp, violet flight cachet, green Lakehurst flight postmark, Very Fine, a scarce franking, signed A. Diena and A. Savini, Scott $1,000.00

E. 300-400
600
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434
E
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 434, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversBRAZIL, c. 1930s Zeppelin Essays, BRAZIL, c. 1930s Zeppelin EssaysBRAZIL, c. 1930s Zeppelin Essays. Die essays of proposed designs of 500c and 10,000r Zeppelin stamps, five different colors, Very Fine and seldom seen

E. 200-300
500
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435
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 435, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversCANAL ZONE, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 64III), CANAL ZONE, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 64III)CANAL ZONE, 1930 Pan-American Flight (Sieger 64III). Five Canal Zone Air Post stamps tied to card by "Cristobal Canal Zone May 15, 1930" machine cancel, flown to Lakehurst for the return flight to Friedrichshafen, U.S. 65c Zeppelin (No. C13) tied by "New York Varick St. Sta. May 29, 1930 duplex, violet flight cachet also ties the U.S. stamp, Very Fine, an attractive mixed franking card, only 25 cards and 20 covers were flown, and some of those do not have the United States stamp

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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436
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 436, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversCYRENAICA, 1933, Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 212O), CYRENAICA, 1933, Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 212O)CYRENAICA, 1933, Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 212O). Complete set of six Zeppelin stamps (C12-C17) tied on registered cover by Tripoli 29.5.33 violet circular datestamps, along with Italian Colonies 2.75l Orange stamp, posted on the flight around Rome and back to Friedrichshafen, blue green flight cachet ties the 12l stamp, Rome, Friedrichshafen, and Paris backstamps, cover with a few minor wrinkles, otherwise Very Fine, covers with Tripoli dispatch are scarce then Bengasi, and very few have the complete set, signed A. Diena and with 1985 Bolaffi certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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437
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 437, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversEGYPT, 1931 Egypt Flight (Sieger 105Ebz), EGYPT, 1931 Egypt Flight (Sieger 105Ebz)EGYPT, 1931 Egypt Flight (Sieger 105Ebz). 50m on 27m and 100m on 27m Zeppelin stamps tied by 9 Apr. 31 Alexandria datestamp on flown cover to England, red ms. "By Graf Zeppelin", Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine, unusual to have both of the Zeppelin stamps on one cover

E. 200-300
325
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438
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 438, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversGERMANY, 1931, Polar Flight (Sieger 119F), GERMANY, 1931, Polar Flight (Sieger 119F)GERMANY, 1931, Polar Flight (Sieger 119F). Complete set of three Polar Flight stamps (C40-C42) tied by Friedrichshafen 24.7.31 circular datestamps on cover to the Icebreaker "Malyguin", red flight cachet, Malyguin receiving postmark and violet handstamp on reverse, cover with minor gum stain at top left not affecting stamps and a couple light corner mounting bends, otherwise Very Fine, uncommon to see the complete set on one cover

E. 300-400
600
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439
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 439, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversGERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 238D), GERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 238D)GERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 238D). Complete set of the three Chicago Zeppelin stamps (C43-C45), tied to registered cover by Berlin 13.10.33 circular datestamps, red flight cachets, Chicago and East Orange, N.J. backstamps, Very Fine, not easy to find the complete set on one cover

E. 400-500
800
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440
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 440, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversGERMANY, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E), GERMANY, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E)GERMANY, 1933, Chicago Flight (Sieger 238E). 1m and 2m Chicago Flight stamps (C43-C44), along with 5pf Green Definitive, tied on registered cover to Connecticut, red flight cachets, Chicago and Bridgeport backstamps, opened at bottom, Very Fine, correctly franked to pay the flown registry rate

E. 300-400
375
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441
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 441, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversGREECE, 1933 Italian Flight (Sieger 210y), GREECE, 1933 Italian Flight (Sieger 210y)GREECE, 1933 Italian Flight (Sieger 210y). Complete set of 30l-120l Zeppelin stamps (C5-C7), along with 15l and two 50d stamps, tied by Athens May 27, 1933 circular datestamps on registered cover, flown on the flight around Rome and then on the flight to Rio de Janeiro, blue Italian flight cachet and red Greek connecting flight cachet, backstamped Rome and Rio de Janeiro, cover with light file fold affecting the Italian cachet, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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442
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 442, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversITALY, 1926 Polar Flight of the "Norge" (AAMC Z-487f), ITALY, 1926 Polar Flight of the "Norge" (AAMC Z-487f)ITALY, 1926 Polar Flight of the "Norge" (AAMC Z-487f). Flown on the leg from Rome to Nome, Alaska, flight vignette with NORGE handstamp on the airship, tied along with 1.25l St. Francis by Ciampino, Roma 8.4.26 circular datestamps, violet oval flight cachet, signed by a member of the crew, Very Fine, particularly desirable and scarce with the "NORGE" handstamp

E. 400-500
750
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443
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 443, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversITALY, 1926 Nobile Trans-Polar Flight Vignettes (Sanabria 3), ITALY, 1926 Nobile Trans-Polar Flight Vignettes (Sanabria 3)ITALY, 1926 Nobile Trans-Polar Flight Vignettes (Sanabria 3). A normal single, two vertical pairs, imperforate between (with and without control mark on reverse), two corner-margin imperforate pairs (one with doubling of black), and one block of four - bottom left stamp with inverted frame, most Mint N.H., Very Fine

E. 400-500
750
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444
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 444, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversITALY, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 208G), ITALY, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 208G)ITALY, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 208G). Complete set of six Zeppelin stamps (C42-C47) tied on registered cover by special Rome 29.5.33 circular datestamps, 20c, 30c (two) and 50c (two) Definitives tied by airmail cancels of the same date, posted on the flight around Rome, blue green flight cachet, three Rome backstamps, one is the Zeppelin machine cancel, light vertical file fold not affecting stamps, otherwise Very Fine and rare with the complete set, Scott $6,750.00, Sassone €8,750

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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445
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 445, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversRUSSIA, 1931, Polar Flight with Complete Imperforate Set (Sieger 120Bc), RUSSIA, 1931, Polar Flight with Complete Imperforate Set (Sieger 120Bc)RUSSIA, 1931, Polar Flight with Complete Imperforate Set (Sieger 120Bc). Complete set of four imperforate Zeppelin stamps (C26-C29) tied on registered cover by Leningrad 25.VII.31 circular datestamps, red German flight cachet and three-line violet cachet, Moscow circular datestamp, Very Fine and scarce with the complete set

E. 400-500
500
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446
c
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 446, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversSAN MARINO, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 209IG), SAN MARINO, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 209IG)SAN MARINO, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 209IG). Complete set of the six Zeppelin stamps (C11-C16), tied to registered cover by special green May 26, 1933 cancels, along with 2c, 15c, and 60c Definitives, which are tied by San Marino circular datestamps of the same day, posted on the flight around Rome and then on the Second South America Flight to Brazil, blue flight cachet, backstamps of Rome, Friedrichshafen, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and Appleton, Wisc., Friedrichshafen circular datestamp on front, light mounting bends in corners, otherwise Very Fine, a handsome and scarce full set on cover, Scott $4,500.00, Sassone €6,500

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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447
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SPAIN, 1929-32, Zeppelin Stamps. The Rev. Edward Mullowney exhibit collection of the proposed stamps for Zeppelin flights that never came to fruition, includes eighteen of the 1929 Zeppelin over Barcelona essays, and then the 1938 Waterlow issue of the 2p Orange stamp (Sieger 1-11) in all of its many permutations, including trial colors, Specimens, imperforate and perforated, surcharges, Colony overprints, two on cover (later usages), also the two 1933 overprints for the flight from Barcelona that never occurred, spot check shows most Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, it was anticipated that the Graf Zeppelin would have service in Barcelona and Seville, but the Spanish Civil War precluded it from happening, though there were mail drops to these two cities

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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448
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 448, Worldwide Zeppelin Flight CoversTRIPOLITANIA, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 213G), TRIPOLITANIA, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 213G)TRIPOLITANIA, 1933 Italian Flight with Complete Set (Sieger 213G). Complete set of six Zeppelin stamps (C21-C26) on registered cover along with 20l and 2.55l Definitives, tied by Tripoli 29.5.33 circular datestamps, flown around Rome and then to Friedrichshafen, where it was placed on the Second South America Flight (Sieger 214a), and then on to the United States where it was addressed, blue Italian flight cachet, Friedrichshafen transit circular datestamp, green German flight cachet, backstamped Rome (including the Zeppelin machine cancel), Friedrichshafen, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and Reading, Penn., cover with light file fold at left not affecting stamps, most of the covers flown on the Italian flight that were addressed or directed to South America were automatically placed on the Second South America Flight, only a few were processed at two different flights, with the Friedrichshafen transit datestamp and the German flight cachet, exceedingly rare with the full set, signed Gappe

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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449
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Zeppelin Cover Balance. Over 170, 84 of which are Germany from 1912 to 1939, better flights and some with the Polar Flight or South American flight stamps used, 49 are South America, with better uses from Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia, rest are various Treaty States, including fourteen from Russia, the collector was particularly fond of complete sets on one cover, there are several that would retail hundreds of dollars each, a few postcards, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 3,000-4,000
7,000
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450
c
Zeppelin Cover Collection. Over 50 covers or cards, most are Germany, but several United States, a few with the better German Zeppelin stamps, one U.S. with $1.30 stamp, majority 1933-1936, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,400
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451
og
Worldwide Zeppelin Stamp Collection. Many dozens of mostly unused sets of stamps that were issued for Zeppelin flights, much the value in Europe, also South America, Italian Colonies, U.S. Graf Zeppelin set both unused and used, several present both unused and used, and many in additional blocks of four, a few varieties or unlisted material, a small number of non-Zeppelin airmail stamps, many Mint Never-Hinged (particularly the blocks)., vast majority Fine-Very Fine, a highly saleable group of these popular stamps

E. 4,000-5,000
11,000
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