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German Zeppelin Posts continued...

1929 GRAF ZEPPELIN FLIGHTS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
161 c Sieger #45d imageSieger #45d, 1929 Zurich-Dubendorf Flight, top margin 50pf Orange air post vertical pair tied by "Luftschiff/Graf Zeppelin/2. 11. 1929" on-board cancellation, dropped at St. Gallen with that city's receiving c.d.s. of the same date, very fine and scarcer drop location (Sieger €600; Michel #44IIb). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
162 c Sieger #50BI imageSieger #50BI, 1929 50th Anniversary Flight, Zeppelin photo card to Munich with four adhesives, including three different air posts, tied by "Luftschiff/Graf Zeppelin/9. 11. 1929" on-board cancellation, this was prepared on the Zeppelin for delivery on the previous flight to Frankfurt but was not delivered there, so retained on this flight and delivered at St. Gallen with that city's November 15th receiving c.d.s. slight perf. tip toning, very fine and scarce (Sieger €700; Michel #50Ic). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN PAN-AMERICAN FLIGHT
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
163 c Sieger #57 Sieger #57, 1930 Pan-American Flight, selection of eight covers and cards flown on various legs of this flight including Seville, various Brazil ports of call and the United States, includes a total of ten 2M or 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamps, one cover to Brazil also has a Colombian air post for onward air transmission in Colombia, all with the appropriate cachets and backstamps, minor faults to a couple covers, mostly fine-very fine as are the stamps (Michel #62/66). Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
164 c Sieger #57B imageSieger #57B, 1930 Pan-American Flight, 2M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp tied to card for the drop at Praia by "Luftschiff/Graf Zeppelin/19. 5. 1930" on-board cancel, red flight cachet, backstamped at Praia on May 21st, very fine; this was intended to be dropped at Santa Cruz on Teneriffa in the Canary Islands, but since this drop did not take place it was dropped on Cape Verde (Sieger €500; Michel #63Ib). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
165 c Sieger #57C imageSieger #57C, 1930 Pan-American Flight, 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp tied to printed cacheted cover to Brazil by "Luftschiff/Graf Zeppelin/19. 5. 1930" on-board cancel, red flight cachet, also signed by Dr. Eckener, backstamped Pernambuco, very fine; a handsome cover with fresh stamp and sharp clear markings (Sieger €550; Michel #63b). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $95.00
Will close during Public Auction
166 c Sieger #57F var. imageSieger #57F var., 1930 Pan-American Flight, handsome large triplex cover being first posted on board the "Bremen" with three German air posts tied by "Bremen" sea post pmks. for the May 8, 1930 Catapult to Koln, then two 2M and a 4M South America Flight Zeppelin singles tied by "Luftschiff/Graf Zeppelin/19. 5. 1930" c.d.s. for the Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst leg of the Pan-American Zeppelin Flight, backstamped Lakehurst, then six U.S. adhesives including a 20c Black special delivery tied by "Bremen" sea post pmks. for the Jun 28, 1930 catapult flight to Amsterdam for the return to Europe, a very fine and rare combination flight cover of which only a very few were made (not listed thus in Sieger; Michel #66b var.; Michel gives €1,000 additional premium to covers of this flight flown on catapult flights). (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
167 c Sieger #57FF imageSieger #57FF, 1930 Pan-American Flight, two 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamps tied to cover to Cuba by "Luftschiff/Graf Zeppelin/19. 5. 1930" on-board cancels, red German and violet American flight cachets, backstamped Havana on June 2nd, stamps are fresh and well centered, light horizontal fold that neither detracts nor affects the stamps or markings, 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 (Sieger €600; Michel #66Ib). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
168 c Sieger #57H imageSieger #57H, 1930 Pan-American Flight, flown on the round trip from Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen, franked with a lovely block of four of the 2M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp and 4M single making the correct 12M rate, tied by "Luftschiff/Graf Zeppelin/19. 5. 1930" on-board cancel, red German and violet American flight cachets, backstamped, very fine; blocks of four of the special Zeppelin stamps are rarely encountered even when the rate allowed for it (Sieger €600; Michel #68b). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
169 c Sieger #57aa imageSieger #57aa, 1930 Pan-American Flight, 2M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp tied to card for the drop at Praia, Cape Verde, posted on board on the same day as the drop and tied by "Luftschiff/Graf Zeppelin/21. 5. 1930" on-board cancel, red flight cachet, backstamped, trivial corner crease to card, very fine; very few were posted this way as most mail dropped on Cape Verde were intended to be dropped at Santa Cruz on Teneriffa in the Canary Islands, only the on-board postings on the same day were actually intended to be dropped at Praia; signed Schoendorf (Sieger €675; Michel #63Id). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
170 c Sieger #57I imageSieger #57I, 1930 Pan-American Flight, 2M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp tied to cover to Seville, Spain by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., red flight cachet, backstamped Seville on May 19th, very fine; many items going to Seville were franked with regular air mail stamps rather than the Zeppelin issues, especially cards where the rate was only 1M, so they are priced this way in the catalogs (Sieger €80 for non-Zeppelin franking; Michel #62a). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $85.00
Will close during Public Auction
171 c Sieger #57K var. imageSieger #57K var., 1930 Pan-American Flight, A.C. Roessler cacheted cover with two 2M South America Flight Zeppelin singles tied by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s. for the flight to Pernambuco, then Brazilian air post franking tied by Pernambuco c.d.s. for the NYRBA (New York, Rio, Buenos Aires) air service to the United States, red Zeppelin flight cachet and violet NYRBA cachet, appropriate transits and U.S. 2c Red commemorative tied by Newark, N.J. backstamp, a very fine and nice Roessler combination flight cover (Sieger €550+; Michel #63a var.). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
172 c Sieger #57L imageSieger #57L, 1930 Pan-American Flight, 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp tied to Linprint cover to Bahia, Brazil by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., red flight cachet, backstamped Bahia, refused and returned with the appropriate return handstamps, stamp is nice and well centered, very fine; though the address was changed from Bahia to Friedrichshafen this cover was apparently returned to the return address in Scranton, Pa.; Zeppelin covers are seldom found with return markings (Sieger €550; Michel #64Ia). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
173 c Sieger #57M imageSieger #57M, 1930 Pan-American Flight, attractive 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp tied to cover with printed A.C. Roessler cachet by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, red flight cachet, backstamped Rio de Janeiro on May 25th, very fine and attractive (Sieger €550; Michel #64a). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
174 c Sieger #57M var. imageSieger #57M var., 1930 Pan-American Flight, 4c Colombian postal envelope with 2M South America Flight Zeppelin horizontal pair tied by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., backstamped Rio de Janeiro, in mixed franking with six Columbian adhesives for transport to Cali, all tied by Barranquilla c.d.s., signed on front and back by several members of the crew, very fine; this is a similar kind of combination usage as is listed in Sieger with Brazilian Condor stamps (Michel #64a var.; not listed thus in Sieger or Michel). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
175 c Sieger #57M var. imageSieger #57M var., 1930 Pan-American Flight, duplex cover being posted on two catapult flights with the Pan-American Zeppelin Flight in between, first posted on board the "Bremen" with three German air posts tied by "Bremen" sea post pmks. for the May 8, 1930 Catapult to Koln, then 4M South America Flight Zeppelin single tied by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 1930" c.d.s. for the Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro leg of the Pan-American Flight, backstamped Rio de Janeiro, forwarded to Buenos Aires and then New York by ship, then finally with two U.S. adhesives tied by "Bremen" sea post pmk. for the July 2, 1930 catapult flight to Southampton, very fine and interesting combination cover (not listed thus in Sieger; Michel #64a var.; Michel gives €1,000 additional premium to covers of this flight flown on catapult flights). (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
176 c Sieger #57N imageSieger #57N, 1930 Pan-American Flight, petite card to the United States with 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp and 1M Black and salmon air post paying the correct 5M rate, both tied by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., red flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst on May 31st, very fine with all markings on the address side (Sieger €650; Michel #66a). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
177 c Sieger #57N imageSieger #57N, 1930 Pan-American Flight, 2M single and vertical pair of the 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamps tied to petite cover with printed Fairway cachet by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., to the United States, red flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst on May 31st, attractive franking with nice markings, very fine (Sieger €675; Michel #66a). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
178 c Sieger #57N imageSieger #57N, 1930 Pan-American Flight, attractive printed cacheted cover of A.C. Roessler to the United States with 2M single and vertical pair of the 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamps, tied by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., red flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst on May 31st, markings are all well struck and the stamps are fresh and well centered, a very fine and handsome cover (Sieger €675; Michel #66a). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
179 c Sieger #57N imageSieger #57N, 1930 Pan-American Flight, cover to the United States with only a choice pair of the 4M South America Flight Zeppelin stamp, underpaid by 2M but passed without notice (proper rate was 10M), tied by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., red flight cachet, backstamped Lakehurst on May 31st, very fine (Sieger €675; Michel #66a). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
180 c Sieger #57P imageSieger #57P, 1930 Pan-American Flight, 2M and 4M South America Flight Zeppelin singles tied to multicolor view card for the round trip from Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen by "Friedrichshafen/(Bodensee)/18. 5. 30" c.d.s., similar Friedrichshafen backstamp on June 6th, red German and violet American flight cachets, also Berlin air post cachet where addressed, very fine; 1985 PF certificate (Sieger €550; Michel #68a). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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