Foreign Rocket Mail

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    AUSTRIA; Rocket Flight Cover; 1931 Feb 2, Schoeckel Mountain (Austria) – Friedrich Schmiedl, manuscript «Raketen-Flugpost Schmiedl 2.2.1931» on mint Austria 10gr bistre (E-Z 8A1, numbered «71») on album page with flown card franked with same stamp (E-Z 8C1c, numbered «47») neatly cancelled by boxed «V7» handstamp with ms. inserted «2.2.31» date with a second strike of the handstamp at lower left with ms «079» instead of date, nice strike of 2-line «Raketenpost Schmiedl / Raketen-Flugpostkarte» cachet plus hand-written notation »Versuchsweise befördert mit Postrakete 'V7' am 2.2.1931 Schöckel-Radegrund», Very Fine and desirable early rocket mail item
    In 1930 Schmiedl launched further V3, V4, V5, and V6 rockets from Schoeckl, perfecting a parachute recovery system. His first successful post office rocket mail on 2 February 1931 transported 100 letters from Schoeckel to Sankt Radegund. He began with what he called "regular mail service" in September 1931 with launch of his G1 rocket from Hochtroetsch to Semriach. (Hopferwieser (2016) = € 4’800Lot)

    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500 USD

    Lot# : 111 Foreign Rocket Mail

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    CUBA; Rocket Flight Cover; 1939 Oct 3, Havana – Exp.–Fumes, Excellent strike of «PRE-ENSAYO DEL PRIMER COHETE POSTAL AEREO / C-1 Oct 3 1939» cachet with the «3» inserted, franking a private blue label surcharged «C1 / 25 C» and tied by black «CAMPO EXPERIMENTA / HABANA, CUBA / OCTUBRE 3 1939» with the «3» being inserted in violet, backstamped «ADMON. DE CORREOS HABANA - CUBA 3 OCT 1939», Fine and scarce with only 21 covers flown and only a few known with the Havana arrival cancel (E-Z 2C1a, unpriced, Hopferwieser (2016) = € 2’200 Lot )

    Start Price : 1,200 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 112 Foreign Rocket Mail

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    CUBA; Rocket Flight Cover; 1939 Oct 8, Havana – Exp.-Fumes, Nice strike of «PRE-ENSAYO DEL PRIMER COHETE POSTAL AEREO / C-1 Oct 8 1939» cachet with the «8» inserted, franking a private red label surcharged «C 1 25C / 8 OCT 1939 / 3R ENSAYO», tied by black "CAMPO EXPERIMENTA - HABANA, CUBA OCTUBRE 1939", label with some toned perfs, still Fine and scarce with just 16 covers flown (E-Z 3C1, Hopferwieser (2016) = € 2‘100)

    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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