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Public Auction #436

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LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
15621845 stampless folded letter via ship Hoffingner to Italy with lots of interesting markings on front and back, vertical crease.Cat. Value: S.B. 60.00
Price Realized: $55.00
1563(85) 3˘ “D” grill franked on corner ad cover. Tied with a FEB 18 NEW-YORK fancy cancel. The cover has been reduced at left, with some pencil notations at lower left. The stamp has a couple short perfs and is centered Fine.Cat. Value: Catalog 1150.00
Price Realized: $95.00
1564(85B) Three "Z grill" Blackjacks and one three cent 1861 pay the heavy letter rate to Topeka, Kansas from St. Louis, Missouri. Contained a letter documenting the results of a Bankruptcy case. Filed November 12, 1868. Stamps roughed up a bit and now flat on the bottom, but still a good example of a triple rate cover, let alone that the stamps alone catalog $3,300.00.Cat. Value: S.B. 300.00
Price Realized: $180.00
1565(C2) 16˘ 1918 airmail issue franked on a New York to Chicago first flight cover. Tied with magenta circular cancel. Few wrinkles, reverse flap fault, F-VF.Cat. Value: S.B. 50.00
Price Realized: $55.00
1566(C15) $2.60 1930 Zeppelin franked on a round trip flight cover. Tied with a Varick St Sta. April 30, 1930 machine cancel. Couple handstamps on the front, green Lakehurst receiving cancel on the reverse. Cover has a few minor wrinkles, and a little dull. The stamp is centered Fine.Cat. Value: Catalog 575.00
Price Realized: $190.00
1567(C18 x3) Three 50˘ 1930 airmail issues franked on a Zeppelin flight cover. “By Steamer to Germany” handstamp at upper left couple other Graf Zeppelin handstamps on the front. Two Chicago receiving cancels on the reverse. Few trivial wrinkles, F-VF.Cat. Value: Catalog 175.00
Price Realized: $60.00
1568(C18) tied on flown cover to Akron with receiving cds. on back F-VF.Cat. Value: S.B. 50.00
Price Realized: $44.00
1569Pioneer flight cover from 1912. Rare example ("only four known"), ("less than ten pieces known to exist today") of the Marietta Daily Journal Aviation Meet cancel on flown card. May 16, 1912. On that day Lincoln Beachey, the postmaster and pilot of a Curtiss biplane, transported a sack of mail from the Marietta County Fairgrounds to the town's post office, depicted on the front side of the card, a trip of about 4 miles. This postmark listed in the American Air Mail Catalog as "number 23 pioneer flight cancel" is rare and desirable. Lightly soiled, but clean, readable strike of this scarce souvenir.Cat. Value: S.B. 1200.00
Price Realized: $550.00
1570Graf Zeppelin complete trip Round the World Flight cachet postal card and cover both cancelled in New York on August 5 and 6, 1929 respectively. Both were cancelled in Lakehurst on August 29. The card is further back stamped Washington. D. C. on August 29. The cover was posted with a Scott #547. From an original collection just coming onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 300.00
Price Realized: $200.00
1571Graf Zeppelin Flight official cachet cover autographed by Commanders J. Richardson and C. E. Rosendahl official observers for the American government on the Graf Zeppelin. This cover was intended to make the complete trip around the world. It was cancelled in New York on August 6, 1929, Los Angeles on August 26, and Lakewood N. J. on August 29. It does not bear the usual Lakehurst cancel which indicates that it was dropped at Los Angeles. An exhibit or collection worthy postal history cover. From an original collection just coming onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 200.00
Price Realized: $110.00
1572Graf Zeppelin Round the World Flight cachet cover cancelled in New York on August 6, 1929. It was back stamped Friedrichshafen on 10.8.29. It was forwarded and then back stamped in Los Angeles on August 26. It was mailed to Toronto, Canada having no receiving cancel. The cover has unusual frankings as well as a Eckener cachet which would look great in an exhibit. From an original collection just coming now onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 150.00
Price Realized: $150.00
1573Graf Zeppelin L. Z. 127 cachet cover carried from Los Angeles to Lakehurst, N. J. It bears the cancellations of Pittsburgh on August 21, 1929, Los Angeles on August 26, Lakehurst on August 29, and finally Lakewood on August 30. This cover was autographed on its reverse by Helmsman Schoenherr of the Graf Zeppelin.Cat. Value: S.B. 150.00
Price Realized: $110.00
1574Graf Zeppelin Flight cachet cover and postal card cancelled in Los Angeles on August 25, 1929 for the cover and August 26 for the card. They were back stamped in Lakehurst on August 29. It was mailed to Washington D. C. but have no receiving cancel. From an original collection just coming now onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 120.00
Price Realized: $80.00
1575Graf Zeppelin Round the World Flight cachet cover having the U. S. official cachet cancelled in Lakehurst on August 7, 1929. It was back stamped on August 29 in Lakehurst and then forwarded to Wooster, Ohio where is was back stamped on August 30. This cover was mailed with seven Scott #570. From an original collection just coming now onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 120.00
Price Realized: $80.00
1576Graf Zeppelin cachet postal card cancelled in New York on August 6, 1929. It was mailed to Tokyo where it was back stamped on August 20. It was forwarded to Sheboygan, Wisconsin having no receiving cancel. From an original collection just coming now onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 100.00
Price Realized: $65.00
1577Graf Zeppelin Round the World Flight cachet cover cancelled in New York on August 6, 1929. It was mailed to Tokyo where it was cancelled on August 19 and then back stamped on August 20. It was forwarded to Sheboygan, Wisconsin where is was back stamped in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 25. From an original collection just coming now onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 100.00
Price Realized: $75.00
1578Graf Zeppelin Round the World “Last Leg” Flight cover cancelled in Lakehurst on August 31, 1929. It was back stamped in Friedrichshafen on 4.9.29. No special cachet was applied to mail which was carried on the last leg of the trip. A cover worthy for any collection or exhibit. From an original collection just coming now onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 95.00
Price Realized: $60.00
1579Graf Zeppelin L. Z. 127 complete trip Round the World Flight cachet cover cancelled in Newark, N. J. on August 5, 1929. It was back stamped on August 29 in Lakehurst having the Official U. S. cachet. This cover was mailed with three Scott #571 and one #570. From an original collection just coming now onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 95.00
Price Realized: $60.00
1580Graf Zeppelin cachet cover cancelled in New York on August 6, 1929 and mailed to Konstanz, Germany. It was back stamped on 10 Aug 29 in Friedrichshafen. From an original collection just coming now onto the market.Cat. Value: S.B. 95.00
Price Realized: $50.00
1581Pair of Round the world Zeppelin flight card and cover from Los Angeles (August 26, 1929) addressed to Torrington, New Jersey. Proper Lakehurst (29.8.29) green backstamp. Light soiling and corner bumps, and toning on an otherwise clean displayable Zeppelin flight leg souvenirs.Cat. Value: S.B. 70.00
Price Realized: $40.00

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