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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — Worldwide Flight Covers and Balances

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2910
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2910, Worldwide Flight Covers and Balances, AUSTRIA, 1931, May 16, Europa to New York, Catapult Flight (Graue-Leder K-61 AU). Austria 10g, 20g, 30g, 80g and 1s tied on cover by multiple strikes of "Wien 7.V.31" circular datestamps to Brooklyn, well-struck red catapult cachet, Brooklyn arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce cover of which only ten are believed to have been on this flight, ex Panamarenko

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E. 200-300
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2911
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2911, Worldwide Flight Covers and Balances, AUSTRIA, 1935, July 3, Bremen to New York, Catapult Flight (Graue-Leder K-225 AU). Austria 2s tied on registered card by "Wien 27.VI.35" circular datestamp to Ellesmere Island, Canada, carried by U.S. Airmail and on the ice-breaker RMS "Nascopie" before being returned to Austria, blue catapult cachet, July 3 New York and July 4 Montreal transit, Sept. 8 Craig Harbour arrival, reverse with various transit and return markings, Very Fine and rare, an unusual combination and destination, ex Panamarenko

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E. 300-400
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2912
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2912, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesBOLIVIA, 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-C16, C18), 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, signed Charlat

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E. 750-1,000
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2913
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2913, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesCANADA, 1930, Aug. 1, Return of H.M. Airship R-100, CANADA, 1930, Aug. 1, Return of H.M. Airship R-100CANADA, 1930, Aug. 1, Return of H.M. Airship R-100. WIth 1928 5c Brown Olive (C1), tied by violet "Aerodrome-St. Hubert Airport Air Mail Service, Poste Aerienne, Aug. 1, 1930" oval datestamp on picture postcard of Zeppelin in flight, corresponding Montreal Aug. 13, 1930 circular datestamp at top left, signed "Geo Faille" who was the Postmaster, printed Montreal address, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2914
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2914, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesGERMANY, 1931 Europe-America DO-X Flight, GERMANY, 1931 Europe-America DO-X FlightGERMANY, 1931 Europe-America DO-X Flight. Strip of three of 2m Sudamerica Zeppelin stamp tied by Friedrichshafen 13.11.30 circular datestamp on cover to U.S., proper cachets (incl. diamond DO-X) and Rio backstamp, Very Fine, Scott Retail just as used stamps $900.00

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E. 300-400
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2915
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2915, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesGERMANY, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 119F), GERMANY, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 119F)GERMANY, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 119F). Complete set of the Polar-Fahrt Zeppelins each tied by "Friedrichshafen 24.7.31" circular datestamps on fresh cover, Icebreaker "Malyguin" handstamp, flight cachet, addressed to Braunschweig (backstamped), Very Fine, complete sets on one cover are scarce, ex Panamarenko, Sieger €1,750

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E. 400-500
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2916
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2916, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesGERMANY, 1931 Captain Wolfgang von Gronau, "Gronland Wal" Flight, GERMANY, 1931 Captain Wolfgang von Gronau, "Gronland Wal" FlightGERMANY, 1931 Captain Wolfgang von Gronau, "Gronland Wal" Flight. Flight originated in Germany to Chicago via Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Canada, hand-drawn border cover affixed with Iceland 35a, Canada 5c Air Post (two different) and U.S. 2c Washington for onwards transmission to New York, all cancelled by pen strokes, proper flight cachets, Longlac transit and Chicago arrival backstamp, pilot signed "von Gronau", Very Fine, accompanied by real photo signed by von Gronau and other flight crew, a scarce and well-traveled cover

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2917
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2917, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesGERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight (Sieger 238D), GERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight (Sieger 238D)GERMANY, 1933 Chicago Flight (Sieger 238D). 1m-4m complete set of Chicago Zeppelins tied by "Friedrichshafen 14.10.33" circular datestamps on flown cover to Rochester, N.Y., red flight cachet also ties 4m stamp, Lakehurst and New York backstamps, Very Fine, ex Panamarenko, Sieger €1,425

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E. 400-500
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2918
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2918, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesGREECE, 1933 Italian Flight (Sieger 201y), GREECE, 1933 Italian Flight (Sieger 201y)GREECE, 1933 Italian Flight (Sieger 201y). 30d-120d complete set of Zeppelin stamps, along with two 8d stamps tied by Athens circular datestamp of May 27, 1933, flown on the flight around Rome and then on the return flight to Friedrichshafen (green handstamp on back), connecting flight cachet, Rome backstamp, Very Fine, Sieger €1,000

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E. 300-400
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2919
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2919, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesICELAND, 1931, 30a-2k "Zeppelin 1931" Ovpts. (C9-C11; Sieger 113a), ICELAND, 1931, 30a-2k "Zeppelin 1931" Ovpts. (C9-C11; Sieger 113a)ICELAND, 1931, 30a-2k "Zeppelin 1931" Ovpts. (C9-C11; Sieger 113a). On registered cacheted flight cover to Barcelona, Spain, tied by Reykjavik circular datestamps, Friedrichshafen arrival backstamp, Stuttgart and Barcelona destination transits, Very Fine, scarce with the complete set on cover

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E. 300-400
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2920
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2920, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesLIECHTENSTEIN, 1931 Lausanne Flight (Sieger 110A, 110B), LIECHTENSTEIN, 1931 Lausanne Flight (Sieger 110A, 110B)LIECHTENSTEIN, 1931 Lausanne Flight (Sieger 110A, 110B). 1fr Zeppelin stamp on card, 2fr Zeppelin on cover, both tied by red flight cachet, proper Vaduz and Lausanne postmarks, sent to Braunschweig, Germany, fresh and Very Fine set, Sieger €600

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E. 200-300
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2921
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2921, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesLUXEMBOURG, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 129), LUXEMBOURG, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 129)LUXEMBOURG, 1931 Polar Flight (Sieger 129). 75c, 1fr, 1-1/4fr and 1-3/4fr Air Post tied by Luxembourg 14 Sep 31 circular datestamps, mixed franking with Germany 4m Polar-Fahrt Zeppelin stamp tied by Friedrichshafen 18 Sep 31 circular datestamp, flight cachet and Recife backstamp, Very Fine, an unusual combination posting not listed in Sieger, ex Panamarenko

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E. 300-400
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2922
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2922, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesMEXICO, 1939, May 23 Sarabia Flight from Mexico City to New York, MEXICO, 1939, May 23 Sarabia Flight from Mexico City to New YorkMEXICO, 1939, May 23 Sarabia Flight from Mexico City to New York. Mexico 20c Sarabia (C93A), used with four other stamps, all tied by "Servicio Aereo Mexico D.F., 23 MAY 39" double-circle datestamps on cover to New York, proper violet flight cachet at bottom left, New York arrival backstamp, Very Fine, the No. C93A alone catalogues $425.00 as used

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E. 200-300
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2923
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2923, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 Blue, DO-X Air Post (C12; SG 221), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 Blue, DO-X Air Post (C12; SG 221)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 Blue, DO-X Air Post (C12; SG 221). Two covers, each tied by St. Johns May 19, 1932 machine cancels on cover, first to London and with "Not Called For" and "Return to Sender" handstamps, second on Motor Association corner card with 5c Caribou on return cover to St. Johns, Very Fine pair, Scott $1,200.00, Unitrade C$1,000.00

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E. 400-500
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2924
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REUNION, Flight Covers. Fourteen from 1930s-40s, each with appropriate flight cachets, incl. four Roland Garros (C1; Yvert PA1) covers or card, first dated Jan. 22 (two singles), two dated Jan. 23 (each with single) and other dated Jan. 25 (block of four on card), used singles alone catalogue $2,000.00 (€2,480), Fine-Very Fine

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E. 500-750
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2925
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2925, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesRUSSIA, 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

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E. 400-500
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2926
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2926, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesSWEDEN, 1933 Zeppelin Flight Covers (Sieger 238E), SWEDEN, 1933 Zeppelin Flight Covers (Sieger 238E)SWEDEN, 1933 Zeppelin Flight Covers (Sieger 238E). Two covers and a card for the October 14-November 2, 1933 Century of Progress Flight, two registered, all with both red Zeppelin cachets as customarily seen, destinations incl. Chicago, Pernambuco and Rio De Janeiro, variety of frankings, Fine-Very Fine, scarce

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E. 400-500
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2927
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2927, Worldwide Flight Covers and Balances, SWITZERLAND, 1930, June 5, Bremen to Boston, Catapult Flight (Graue-Leder K-25 SZ). Switzerland 15c (pair), 20c and 1f tied by two "Zurich Briefannahme 28.V.30" circular datestamps on cover to Philadelphia, well-struck red catapult cachet, Very Fine, one of only eighteen covers to have completed this journey, ex Panamarenko

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E. 300-400
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2928
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2928, Worldwide Flight Covers and BalancesUNITED STATES, 1931, June 21, Post and Gatty Round the World Flight (AAMC 1141), UNITED STATES, 1931, June 21, Post and Gatty Round the World Flight (AAMC 1141)UNITED STATES, 1931, June 21, Post and Gatty Round the World Flight (AAMC 1141). 2c Washington tied by Mineola N.Y. Jun. 21, 1931 machine cancel on flight cover signed by Post and Gatty, appropriate flight cachets and datestamps, Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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2929
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Worldwide Flight Cover Assortment of Better Items. Over 220 covers, majority focused around various Zeppelin flights, numerous examples to as much as €500 in Sieger, some possibly more, incl. U.S. 1930 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15) with five 65c, five $1.30 and three $2.60 covers, Russian Polar, better Japanese flights, Iceland, Germany incl. South America, Polar and Chicago Overprints, other flights incl. a couple Balloon Montes, China flights, DOX and more, mostly Fine-Very Fine, careful viewing is highly encouraged

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E. 5,000-7,500
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2930
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Worldwide Zeppelin Collection. Over 100, mostly Switzerland or Germany, but also South America and Treaty States, including a couple with mixed country frankings, Germany with better frankings such as Suidamerica and Polar-Fahrt stamps, most Fine-Very Fine

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2931
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Zeppelin Cover Group. Fourteen covers, mostly German franked incl. 4m Sudamerika except two with Hungary 1931 Zeppelin overprint (one with 1p and another with 2p), each with proper flight cachet, Very Fine group

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E. 400-500
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