Foreign Zeppelin Flights

Sale 3022 - Session 2 - British Commonwealth and Foreign Stamps and Covers; United States Postal History
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  • Lot# : 3074 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    FINLAND; 1930 Finland Flight, Sieger 89B, C1 pair tied on envelope by Helsinki 24.IX.30 cds, flight cachet alongside, backstamped Friedrichshafen 25 9 30, Very Fine and choice (Sieger EUR675)
    Start Price : 180.00 USD
    Current Opening : 180.00 USD
    Hammer price : 260.00 USD

    Lot# : 3075 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    GERMANY; Sieger 34m, 1929 Germany Flight, Part II, Hamburg Drop Mail, card franked with 1926/27 3pf Goethe, tied by Hamburg 17.9.29 cds with another strike alongside, usual flight cachet, Very Fine (Sieger EUR300)
    Start Price : 80.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3076 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    GERMANY; Sieger 57P, 1930 South America Flight, Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen, 4M pair and single (Scott C39, Mi 439) tied by Friedrichshafen 18.5.30 cancels, German and US flight cachets, backstamped Friedrichshafen 6.6.30, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 140.00 USD
    Hammer price : 230.00 USD

    Lot# : 3077 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    GERMANY; Sieger 452A, 1937 Rhineland Flight, 50pf Zeppelin (Scott C57, Mi 606) tied on photo postcard (shows interior view on "Hindenburg") by "On Board" 27.4.1937 cds with Rhein-Main 27.4.37-17 arrival cancel alongside, Very Fine
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Current Opening : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 45.00 USD

    Lot# : 3078 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    1936 Hindenburg Autographed Cover, cover franked with two C58, one tied by 12.5.36 Hindenburg cancel and the other by 18.5.36 cancel, autographed by both Dr. Hugo Eckener and [Ernst A.] Lehmann, the latter of whom perished in the disaster a year later, framed alongside an autographed card of Dr. Eckener, Very Fine and attractive pair of items
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 3079 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    1903 Letter to Count Zeppelin, on Aachener and Munchner Fire Insurance Company letterhead and addressed to Count Zeppelin, dated October 23, 1903, the letter reads:rn"Referring to your favor addressed to Director General Schroeder, we beg to inform you that we have drawn a check from Wurttembergische Vereinsbank in Stuttgart to your order in the amount of 500 Marks as a contribution for the construction of your dirigible."rnTo which Count Zeppelin replied in his own hand:rn"I wish to thank you most sincerely for your appreciated gift of 500 Marks for my enterprise. If only a sufficient number of Germans showed a similar noble spirit, the work could be completed for the benefit and glory of the Fatherland."rnFramed alongside images of Zeppelin and one of his later airships, this letter is a remarkable piece of early Zeppelin history and of considerable historical importance, Very Fine and rare
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 3080 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    Three German Airship Postcards 1920/36, ca. 1920/22 Advertising Postcard for Rigid Airship "Unger," attractive and scarce design of a rigid airship floating above the globe, writing on reverse but unmailed, translated the card reads: Think of Germany's future in world aviation! Help promote Unger rigid airships!; "200a TRAVESIA AEREA DEL ATLANTICO SUD VIA CONDOR-LUFTHANSA" multicolor postcard; and 1936 Advertising Card for "VEEDOL" with Zeppelin Airship Design, Hamburg-American Line card for motor oil for airships with English text on back side; all Very Fine, an attractive group
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3081 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    Three Pieces of Graf Zeppelin Skin, all recovered from the Graf Zeppelin after its nearly ill-fated 1928 Trans-Atlantic crossing, when Hugo Eckener's son Knut and other crew members completed mid-air repairs to save the ship, each piece framed (measuring 4x6", 3x3", and 5x4.5", approximately), two pieces with notations on reverse from ground repairman Harry O'Cairn, other with German manuscript notation on reverse, all Very Fine and interesting, an attractive group
    Start Price : 80.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 3082 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    Graf Zeppelin Children's Souvenir Hat, navy blue cap in a small size with tails, a similar cap was described at auction as "likely issued to those children flying aboard the dirigible Graf Zeppelin," airship's name and silhouette embroidered along headband, faux leather sweatband, very minor condition issues mostly confined to inside of hat, Very Fine, an extremely rare piece of Zeppelin ephemera and ideal for the advanced collector
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 290.00 USD

    Lot# : 3083 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    Luftschiff "Hindenburg" Napkin Holder, 4.5x10" napkin holder from the Hindenburg, named to "Herr Mills," made of deckle paper, vertical crease down center and staining (almost entirely on reverse), still Very Fine and extremely rare, one article notes that "upon boarding the ship, passengers were given a sturdy envelope containing a single napkin to last them the entire journey; odd as this seems, it was an attempt to conserve weight on a ship that needed to be lighter than air"
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3084 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    Original Hindenburg Disaster Wire Photograph, approximately 10.5x13.5" of-the-period photograph of the Hindenburg partially engulfed in flames, appears to be glued to backing, "AP Wire Photo" imprint at right, reverse of frame reads "First photograph made of Hindenburg explosion, one of the great air tragedies of all time. From Graflex, Inc. exhibition 'Graflex Remembers,'" minor creases, a Very Fine piece of zeppelin memorabilia
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3085 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

    1936-37 Hindenburg News Wire Photographs, 9 photos (each approx. 7x9") showing the Hindenburg before and after the disaster, scenes include ground crew beneath the gondola, several photos of the airship grounded and in the air, three photos of the disaster itself, and two photos of the wreckage on the ground in Lakehurst, most stamped "Associated Press" on reverse and many with explanatory notes attached, few with minor creases or water damage, still a Very Fine group, most appear to have been printed in 1937 following the crash
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 3086 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    Graf Zeppelin Ephemera Collection, small collection including Art Deco "Graf Zeppelin" soda bottle, five pins and badges (incl. 1929 World Flight and 1933 Chicago Flight), several Eckener commemorative "coins," "Around the World With the Graf Zeppelin" card game, Graf Zeppelin ball-in-hole dexterity game (appears post-WWII), and small vial of Tydol/Veedol advertising the product's use on the Graf Zeppelin; most items appear to be of-the-period but almost certainly a few reproductions so inspect with care, Very Fine, a fun and attractive grouping
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 3087 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    British Airship R.100 Fabri, 110x85mm fragment of outer skin which shows some "use", Fine piece of collateral of this vessel which made a double crossing of the Atlantic before being dismantled; guarantee handstamp on back and accompanied by a presentation card with an airship-shaped piece (46x10mm) of the R.100 mounted on card
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 3088 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    SAAR; Sieger 57, 1930 South America Flight, 7-stamp franking (incl 1925 10fr) all tied on cover by Saabrucken 2 13.5.30 cancels, usual flight cachet, backstamped Pernambuco, Very Fine and attractive multi-color franking
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3089 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

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    SAN MARINO; Sieger 177, 1932 6th South America Flight, C9 tied on card by Repubblica Di San Marino 6 SET 32 cds, light strike of usual flight cachet, Friedrichshafen 12.9.32 transit cancel, backstamped Milano, Pernambuco, Very Fine (Sieger EUR600)
    Start Price : 180.00 USD
    Current Opening : 180.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3090 Foreign Zeppelin Flights

    Worldwide Zeppelin Airship and Flights Collateral Assortment, 1909-77 period and incl photo of last man alive to have commanded a airship, 38 picture postcards, 1931 photo of zeppelin docking at the top of the Empire State Building, silver embroided zeppelin on black wool, cigarette cards, covers, trade cards, anniversary covers and ephemera, generally F-VF; ideal for the Zeppelin enthusiast
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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