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PALESTINE 1929 (LZ 129) Graf Zeppelin - Orient Fli continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
101 E   image1929 cover from France, franked with 17 different stamps and additional TB label, sent 19 March from Paris to Friedrichshafen, arriving 20 March, with 2M German franking added and canceled on board (25 Mar), additional postmarks including Er Ramle (cross to right) drop, forwarded by surface mail to Cleveland, Ohio, filing folds, remarkable cover from France (only Austria and Danzig could use their own postage on the Orient Flight) (Image)



SOLD for $3,750.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
PALESTINE 1929 Orient Flight drop mail - Contract
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
102 E   imageZeppelin Flights. 1929 (22 Mar) card from Vienna with 2s franking, steel impression cachet (only used on about 250 pieces of mail), Er Ramle drop and forward from there by train to Constantinople, with 2.4.29 arrival pmk on back (Image)



SOLD for $375.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
PALESTINE 1929 Orient Flight drop mail
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
103 E   imageZeppelin Flights. 1929 Orient Flight cover from Friedrichshafen, franked with 2M Eagle, canceled 24 March and addressed to Athens, with 30 March arrival markings on back, two red Orient Flight cachets (unusual), v.f. On the return flight, the airship flew twice over Athens, since due to bad weather, mail could not be dropped the first time. Dropped the second time, a bag containing about 480 letters was found two days later by a shepherd delivering milk to Athens (Si.23c, unpriced) (Image)



SOLD for $240.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
104 E   image1929 Orient Flight, picture postcard (Zeppelin in flight) franked with 1M Eagle (surface defect), canceled on board "Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin" 27.3.29, with faint Orientfahrt cachet, drop mail Split, with 27 March arrival postmark, signed Roger Koerber. On the way back to Germany, the airship cruised over Split and a few cards, written on board were dropped (Si.23d, Euro 800) (Image)



SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
105 E   image1929 cover with blue 2m franking, canceled on board, drop mail Vienna, with "Wien 28.III.29" arrival pmk, very rare. The airship passed over Vienna and this letter was privately dropped out of a window by a crew member, It was found in the street in Vienna and placed into a mail box, receiving same day arrival pmk (Si.23g, Euro 1,000) (Image)



SOLD for $2,500.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
106 E   image1929 card addressed to Vienna, with five-line "Im Luftschiff L.Z.127 Graf Zeppelin" (from Munich to Friedrichshafen) cachet, franked with 10pf Eagle, canceled "Wollmetshofen 1 Apr 29", with message on back stating that "the airship coming from Munich flew over our village Wollmetshofen and continued in a westerly direction to Krumbach. It flew very low because of heavy fog. The mailbag was found the next day". This private drop card was tossed out by a crew member Thassler, addressed to Georg Sobetzky. A unique item, with 1987 Sieger certificate (Si.23i, Euro 2,750) (Image)



SOLD for $6,750.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
107 E   image1929 15pf stationery card with L.Z. 127 cachet, also red on-board cachet, drop mail Rome, with "Roma Centro 27.3.29" arrival pmk, v.f. A rare card, dropped "privately" over Rome and therefore did not receive the commemorative cachet (Si.23bb, Euro 1,000) (Image)



SOLD for $1,400.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
108 E   image1929 picture postcard ("Graf Zeppelin") with faint L.Z. 127 cachet, also red on-board cachet, drop mail Tel Aviv, with "Tel Aviv A 27 Mar 29" arrival pmk, also "T" handstamp. This card was privately dropped by Mr. Doering, a crew member. As it was not postpaid it received additional "25" charge and red "Nachgebuehr 2M" was added in Germany, some toning, rare card (Si.23e, Euro 1,600) (Image)



SOLD for $850.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
109 E   image1929 picture postcard franked with two different 50pf adhesives, canceled on board "Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin" 25.3.29, with Orientfahrt cachet, drop mail Athens, v.f., with 30 March arrival postmark, signed Sieger. Only a few cards are known, this may be the only one posted on board (Si.23c, unpriced) (Image)



SOLD for $500.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
110 E   image1929 cover from Friedrichshafen, franked with 2M Zeppelin, canceled on board, Rome (Ferrovia) drop, with 25.3.29 arrival pmk, fine. While cruising over Rome, one bag containing about 600 pieces of mail was dropped. This cover was then forwarded by train to Germany (Si.23ba, Euro 600) (Image)



SOLD for $750.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
111 E   image1929 cover with blue L.Z. 127 cachet on backflap, drop mail Jerusalem, with "Jerusalem 27 Mar 29" arrival pmks, also "Visit the Palestine and Near East Exhibition Tel Aviv April 1929" slogan cancels. This cover was privately dropped out of a window over Jerusalem. As it was not postpaid it received additional "30" charge and red "Nachgebuehr 2M" was added in Germany, very rare (Si.23f, Euro 1,150) (Image)



SOLD for $2,300.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
112   image1929 Orient Flight - letter pouch without tag, originally tied by cord to the top of the mailbag No.1 at Friedrichshafen on March 24, 1929 for drop over "Er Ramle". Four mailbags were dropped on March 27, 1929, one mailbag attached to a small parachute drifted away and was never found. This label is apparently the only one surviving (Image)



SOLD for $1,000.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
113   image1929 Orient Flight, original linen mail bag opened at top, dropped over Tel Aviv, with blue crayon and corresponding "Tel Aviv B 26 Mr 29" arrival postmark, faint "Im Luftschiff L.Z.127 Graf Zeppelin" (from Germany to Orient) cachet, overall toning and stained, still a valuable collateral item. It was in this bag, that five cards were privately dropped over Tel Aviv (Image)



SOLD for $475.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
PALESTINE 1929 Orient Flight - balance of the coll
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
114 E   imageZeppelin Flights. 1929 balance of the Fred Blau award-winning collection on pages expertly written-up, with 40+ covers and cards, including various frankings, destinations and cachets, postcard addressed to Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland, another signed by Capt. A.Lehmann, different types of Er Ramle drop postmarks, Contract States mail from Austria and Danzig, card with Palestine franking added, steel (brick red) cachets (only about 250 known), board mail (26.3.29) cancels posted in the last minutes before mail drop, cover addressed to the Philippines (dropped over Er Ramle, by van to Jaffa, by rail to Port Said and by packet via Singapore to the Philippines). In addition there are copies of letters/contracts dated 1898 signed by Melanie David Schwarz (widow of David Schwarz, a Croatian-Hungarian aviation pioneer born in the Austrian Empire, known for creating an airship with a rigid envelope made entirely of metal. He died only months before the airship was flown. Graf Zeppelin was an observer when the first trial was made and Fred Blau located the original contract between Zeppelin and the widow Schwarz, in the National Library, Jerusalem), copies of entries in the "log" book (translation), postcard (LZ 127 over Jaffa), (Image) (image 114a) (image 114b) (image 114c) (image 114d) (image 114e) (image 114f) (image 114g) (image 114h) (image 114i) (image 114j) (image 114k) (image 114l) (image 114m) (image 114n) (image 114o) (image 114p) (image 114q) (image 114r) (image 114s) (image 114t) (image 114u) (image 114v) (image 114w) (image 114x) (image 114y) (image 114z)

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SOLD for $8,500.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
115 E   imageZeppelin Flights. 1929 First America Flight, registered cover from Jerusalem 18 May, 1929, addressed to Cleveland, Ohio, attractively franked with 10 different Mandate adhesives, canceled by oval Jerusalem departure pmks, mailed too late to be carried on the first 1929 attempt to cross the Atlantic (the airship was forced to make an emergency landing in Cuers, near Toulouse and later returned to its German base). In the meantime, this cover went by surface mail to USA, then to Friedrichshafen, where German 5M postage was added to pay for further transmission on the First America Flight back to Cleveland, with 5c U.S. adhesive (Aeronautics) on back for Air Mail Delivery from New York to Cleveland, fine and impressive combination cover from Jerusalem, probably the only known from Palestine on this flight (Image)



SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
116 E   image1933 2nd SAF cover, registered from Jerusalem, used in combination with Great Britain stamps, sent via London to Rio de Janeiro, Haifa-Rafa T.P.O. transit, with red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only 10 covers flown (Image)



SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
117 E   image1933 3rd SAF card, registered from Jerusalem, used in combination with Great Britain stamps, sent via London to Rio de Janeiro, Haifa-Rafa T.P.O. transit, with red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only 10 flown (Image)



SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
118 E   image1933 4th SAF cover, registered from Jerusalem, used in combination with Great Britain stamps, sent via London to Pernambuco, with red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only 10 flown (Image)



SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
119 E   image1933 7th SAF cover, registered from Jerusalem, used in combination with Great Britain stamps, with Haifa-Rafa T.P.O. transit, sent via London to Pernambuco, with red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only 10 flown (Image)



SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
120 E   image1933 Chicago flight cover (opened for display), registered from Jerusalem to Rio de Janeiro, with solely Palestine franking, oval 3 Oct 33 Jerusalem departure and 18 Oct Manha Rio arrival pmks on back, additional red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only two(!) letters known with Palestine franking (Image)



SOLD for $3,750.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM

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