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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Sale: 730

Asia
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2061
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Cat No: Collection

image Asia, A Counterweight Continental Cover Collection, 1950s-2000s. Over 400 in total, the majority of which are commercial covers, with First Days, First Flights, Maximum Cards, Expo cards and country-related foreign items included as well; nearly half are from China (PRC or Taiwan), with the other half spread out over Afghanistan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam; most to Europe (though we note several local PRC covers), thus many Airmail and/or Registered usages; majority of items run from the 1970s-90s, with Afghan covers dating from the 1950s; Japan including a colorful five-stamp franking from 1951, vended labels from numerous cities from the 1970s and '80s (unused, several looking to be lottery-type items), an Akihito Investiture maximum card, and a ship-themed, "Raw Silk" advertising card of Masuzawa Seishi; South Korea mostly from the 1960s, with numerous First Days, including 1958 and 1960 Christmas/New Year stamps plus a number of souvenir sheets from the period; Thailand with colorful frankings and computer-vended labels; Vietnam mostly 1960s, with a real photo 1957 postcard of Angkor and even a 1907 French Indochina-franked postcard; China includes a "Sea Mail" handstamped cover, several Dues markings ("T" and "Taxe Perçue" chops), a slew of maximum cards (mostly of Taiwan commemoratives of the 1970s), unmailed picture post cards of Xi'an, etc., etc.; good condition throughout, Fine to Very Fine, some uncommon material included; review will be rewarded.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 1,200.00
Sold...US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 16:58:29 EST
Sold For 1200

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2062
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Cat No: Collection

image Austria, Awesome Cover Compilation, 1861-1970s. Collector-built over a lifetime with, by our estimate, well over 2500 items in total, roughly one-third of which are early Franz Josef postal stationery items, both mint and used; the collection generally falls either side of WWII (only a handful of Reich-era material is included), but everything you could want is here: definitives (including examples from better issues), commemoratives, Semi-Postals, Airs, Express, etc., along with perfins, Feldpost, mixed frankings, and more; very small part philatelic in nature, the overwhelming majority real-world mail, including a nice array of stampless and early Franz Josef adhesives (including Anniversary issues); perhaps most impressive is the geographical breadth of the collection, for while Vienna is the origin on many, we also find Krakow and Prague, Brno Mesto and Trieste; Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Bihac and Mostar; Gracenica and Olmutz plus—before they took on darker tones, Theresienstadt and Oswiecem Railway Station cancels; a small selection of Bosnia & Herzegovina postal stationery is an unexpected bonus, Fine to Very Fine with better, Tyrol your friends about this one.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500. Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500

Opening US$ 1,800.00
Sold...US$ 1,700.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 16:59:03 EST
Sold For 1700

Italy, Italian States and Colonies
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2063
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Cat No: Collection

image Austria, Nice Selection of Austro-Italian Area Covers, 1870s-80s. 28 in total, all presented on stockpages; origins include Padua, Villach, Metz, Vienna, and Venice, with most addressed either to Trieste or Lyon; all franked either Germany or Austria, with a range of cancels, including both rail and steamship, along with various transits and paid markings, along with company ovals; a few with folds or cut-outs, but most fresh and sound, Very Fine, an interesting look at this border region; inspect.
Estimate $500 - 750. Suggested Bid $500-750 (Image)

Suggested Bid $500-750

Opening US$ 300.00
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 16:59:37 EST
Sold For 300

Germany and German Colonies
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2064
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Cat No: Collection

image Belgium & Colonies, Cover & Card Collection, 1850-1960. Approximately 409 Belgium cards & covers and 23 Belgian Congo cards & covers, first day covers, advertising including Hamburg Amerika Linie, mint & used postal stationery, picture postcards, meters, postage dues, Brussels Exposition, destinations, propaganda, first flights and some ephemera, clean, attractive & valuable, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500. Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,500-3,500

Opening US$ 1,400.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 16:59:54 EST
Sold For 0

Miscellaneous
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2065
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image Czechoslovakia, Postal History, 1918-1975. Over 480 covers & cards, includes mint & used postal stationery, commemorative cards, picture postcards, registered, air mail, plus ephemera, plus review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800. Suggested Bid $600-800 (Image)

Suggested Bid $600-800

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:00:27 EST
Sold For 425

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2066
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image Egypt, Exquisite Postal History, 1890-1960. Approximately 550 cards & covers, we note mint & used postal cards & envelopes, picture postcards, censored, air mail, advertising, destinations, with better Egypt picture postcard with #52 tied by Port Said cancel with Bombay Seapost Office to Aden then Bombay, 1937 first day cover 220-222, 1927 registered mourning cover with 136 & 142, ocean liner from Port Said to Indonesia with three strikes "Paquebot", an exciting lot with great upside, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000. Suggested Bid $4,000-6,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $4,000-6,000

Opening US$ 3,250.00
Sold...US$ 3,250.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:01:21 EST
Sold For 3250

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2067
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image Europe (Eastern), Enticing Extravaganza of Covers, 1863-1950s. Presented as received, totaling over 680 and comprising the Baltics, Bulgaria/Yugoslavia/Serbia, Hungary, Romania and Poland (over a third of the lot); Baltics are mainly inter-war items, though with some Soviet and independent issues, and includes rarely offered Central Lithuania covers; Serbia is strong, with a Death Mask uprating a postal card, Express forms (with Revenues), etc.; Hungary filled with perfined stamps plus Censors, WWI Occupation overprints, etc.; Romania with better including a 3pa tied on cover and an "Aero Szeged-Budapest" Semi-Official; Poland boasts a range of 1918 "Poczta Polska" overprint types on stamps and stationery, WWI and WWII German Occupation issues, 1930s meters (!), Lubomil Local Post covers, "Aero-Targ: Poznan 1921" Semi-Officials, etc., etc.; generally clean and sound, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, well worth review.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:02:16 EST
Sold For 3000

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2068
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image Europe (Western), WWII POW Mail Compendium, ca. 1942-48. Approximately 130 items in all, both covers and cards, most sent postage-free but a few franked; correspondence from POW camps of Germany, Italy, the US, Switzerland and Britain, with material including a "Detained Civilian" cover, German Feldpost, a Czech Censor, items to/from Egypt, British "Active Service" cards, all with various Censor/"Opened" markings and tapes; in addition to the covers (and not included in our count) are ephemeral items almost never encountered: a German "Grüße der Heimat/Grüße der Front" lettersheet noted on reverse "Hervé" (! what would Tintin say?), a receipt for war property…and several beer coupons (!), even a POW's Berthing Card; fascinating material in generally clean condition, Fine to Very Fine with better, some scarce items worth seeing.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 650.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:02:51 EST
Sold For 650

Portugal and Portuguese Colonies
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2069
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image Europe (Western), Potpourri of Portugal, Luxembourg & Greece Covers, 1880s-1980s. Approximately 400 in total, roughly evenly divided among the three countries; Greece (127) mainly 1890s-1940s, with Printed Matter and Air usages, "Opened" and "Controle du Change" tapes, colorful commemorative frankings, picture post cards, stationery (mint and used, most identified in pencil with plate flaws noted), meter stamps, overprints, etc.; Luxembourg (161), runs the 1880s to 1980s, with First Flight Covers, German WWII Occupation frankings, a Marseille Railway Station cancel, a few recent fdcs but most commercial, Air and Registered usages, with lots of picture post cards and company advertising corners/designs, and more; Portugal & Colonies (111) from an 1855 King Pedro V 25R stationery entire through the 1980s, with a number of real photo picture post cards of Madeira, ship mail, etc., plus covers from Angola, Funchal (with perfined adhesives), Horta (Airmail!), Mozambique, St. Tomás & Principe, and the like; nice mix of domestic and international destinations across the board, with nearly all fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine with much better, uncommon stationery and interesting frankings; be sure to view.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 600.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:03:13 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2070
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image France, The Postal History of Alsace-Lorraine, 1925-48. A whopping 170+ pages of covers, cards and forms from the much-contested Franco-German border area, following its postal reintegration into France after WWI, plus its loss to and liberation from Germany in WWII. Each page of this 10-frame exhibit (plus additional material) bears from one to four covers, each fully annotated as to date and location, plus rate details. Covering the postal services and markings, along with inflation-induced rates, the collection is divided into five main headings, with sub-topics detailed within each: French Administration to 1940, the Fall of France (1939-40), German Administration (1940-44), Liberation (1944-45) and post-1945 French Administration.

The several hundred covers presented here represent a major accomplishment, as much mail from the period failed to survive the destruction wrought by the war. Beyond this, a considerable amount of material was intentionally destroyed by both sides for fear of recrimination. The time, effort (and, yes, expense) required to locate and bring together a display of this size is almost incomprehensible.

Nearly every usage imaginable is represented by both French and German covers. We note Registered, Express, Insured, Postage Due and Air covers (even a couple Zeppelins); railway station and car mail, "Suspended" markings; both French and German POW, Official and Military mail (at least one German Feldpost piece with stamps rather than free franked); postal receipts and money orders; mail from main and branch post offices, military hospitals, even a 1927 Strasbourg Philatelic Exposition official post card. German material also includes provisional retention and use of French cancellers, provisional rubber-stamped town cancels, meter strips, etc. Most destinations are regional French or German, but we find French covers addressed to Switzerland, Senegal, Thailand and Indo-China as well.

The preceding is just a taste of what you'll find in this collection—a full description of this holding would be unreadable, but you can view everything online.

A major accomplishment in its own right, and a once-in-a-lifetime boon for the French, German or WWII postal historian.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000. Suggested Bid $7,500-10,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $7,500-10,000

Opening US$ 4,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:03:33 EST
Sold For 3500

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2071
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Cat No: Collection

image France, Army of the Orient (Armée d'orient), 1915-23. These 48 exhibit pages, well-designed and fully annotated, present the history of the French forces sent to face not the Germans, but the Turks, in WWI. The Balkan Front has received much less attention—both historically and philatelically—than the Western Front. But its range, variety and importance are no less, as the covers and cards in this collection—over 100 of them—show.

The majority of covers are stampless, as military personnel received free franking privileges from 1914 through the time peace treaties took effect. Various unit cachets are present, along with Trésor et Postes datestamps bearing postal-sector numbers analogous to FPO and APO markings of the British and Americans. Of those covers that are franked, we note stamps of Egypt, France, Greece and Turkey (the latter a civilian letter bearing both Turkish and French adhesives)—along with a Russian military card used at Salonica.

Born of a single French corps—sent to support the British in their ill-conceived Gallipolis campaign, and later withdrawn to "neutral" Greece—the French Armée d'orient (AO) was tasked with supporting the Serbian and Greek armies against mainly Bulgar forces. The war would see them in Italy and Greece, the Balkans, and Turkey itself.

The collection covers the original Expeditionary Corps of 1915, the Occupation of Castellorizo (1915-20), supply line bases, plus the AO's campaigns in Greek Macedonia, Corfu (French-franked cover with Serbian Censor handstamp), Suez and Palestine, Syria, Greece Albania, and Bulgaria. Post from the Légion d'orient (Armenian volunteers raised in Port Said to fight against the Turks) is present as well, as are covers from aviation squadrons, artillery units, automobile convoys, medical units, and naval forces. Post-war occupations of Rouad, Epirus, Bulgaria (the Armée du Danube), Hungary, Constantinople, Cilicia and Smyrna are all illustrated as well.

We note Registered and Airmail usages, with destinations of France, the US, Egypt and Switzerland. One card bears the blue cachet of the AO's Bacteriology Laboratory (!), a mail wagon fire cover (the result of a German airplane raid), a picture post card sent via submarine (!!), plus a ribboned bronze medal of the AO soldiery.

Uncommon material from a lesser-known theater of the Great War.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500. Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500

Opening US$ 5,000.00
Sold...US$ 5,000.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:03:52 EST
Sold For 5000

Germany and German Colonies
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2072
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Cat No: Collection

image France, Rixheim Postal History Exhibition Collection, 1809-89. A thoroughly annotated single-frame (16-page) presentation showing the postal upheavals of 19th-century Franco-German enmity.

Rixheim, a small town in the Haut-Rhin Département of Upper Alsace, changed hands between France and Germany five times between 1870 and 1945, resulting in as many changes of postal administrations, issues and markings. This collection focuses on the 1800s, with 40 covers or cards. The story begins with two pre-philatelic covers (dated 1809 and 1833), with stampless covers continuing even after the issuance of France's first stamps (the Haut-Rhin not being provisioned until the early 1850s). Napoléons follow until 1871 with the use of German Occupation stamps, which continues until February 1872. At this point we find, thanks to neither country recognizing the other's postal authority, double-franked (French double affranchissement) covers until the Germans renounced this agreement in May, when solely German frankings were used.

Four French cancels were used for the town during this period, each of which is included here: Type 15 1) without stamps, 2) with small numeral "2685", 3) with large numeral "3154", and 4) Type 16 plus "3154". Special interest material is found throughout, with money letters, turned covers, rural commune box, foreign destinations, a parcel card, a third weight-band letter, Registered, Due, and more.

Rounding out the collection is a fascinating cover from Ecuador using Rixheim's "3154" canceller—one of 25-30 such covers known.

Two Occupation covers accompanied by 2016 Roumet, Schiff & Pagnoux certificates.

A fascinating look at what small-town post offices can offer the postal historian.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500. Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500

Opening US$ 2,500.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:04:19 EST
Sold For 0

France and French Colonies
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2073
Symbol:

image France, French Railway Transfer Office Exhibit, 1864-82. 16 pages dedicated to the French railroads and their conveyance of la poste. Created in 1864 as station sorting and forwarding facilities for mail not carried in closed sacks, the system grew to 23 offices, mainly at junctions of two or more rail lines, and all on at least one trunk line. These bureaux de passe fell into disuse from the mid-1870s and were done away with entirely in mid-December of 1882.

Each of the 23 offices operating during this relatively short time period is represented here. The markings took the form of eccentric double-circle markings using the station town's alphanumeric identifier. Three distinct types were used, differing in the size and font used for the numeral (illustrated on the title page).

As transit markings, these most commonly were struck on the back of the cover. Accordingly, most of the covers here are shown recto-verso, though several have the transits struck face-side (there are also two stamps, off cover, showing near complete strikes of the markings). And while nearly all covers reached their destination passing through just one of these transfer offices, the collector was able to find one example each of a two-transit and three-transit cover.

Come aboard for this Napoléon- and Cérès-filled journey on the rails.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 1,000.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:04:35 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2074
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image France & Colonies, Fantastic Francophonie Postal History Selection, 1771-1960s. With an estimated 3000 covers, cards and stationery items, this collection will have you saying "sacre bleu!" for quite some time; France proper is predominant, with a nice array of stampless covers followed by strong selections from each of the main issues: Cérès and Napoléons, Sages, Blancs and Mersons, Sowers and Mariannes, with many commemoratives, Airs, etc., included; we note a lengthy run of meters, Allied Occupations uprating a postal card, Military mail (cards and free franks), "Service Refugee" markings, slogan cancels, Due and instructional markings, ship post including a cover for Normandie's maiden voyage, Telegraph postal cards, a number of 1900 Paris Expo view cards, even a neat cover with a Great Britain accounting mark; among the Colonies spotted are Algeria, Annam, Djibouti (including imprinted "France Libre" frankings), Guadeloupe, Indochina, Lebanese Airmail overprints, Madagascar, Martinique, etc.; fresh and chic as only the French can do, Fine to Very Fine with much better, well worth the time to review.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500. Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $5,000-7,500

Opening US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:04:57 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2075
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image German Area, A Postal History Overview, 1845-1960s. From German States to post-war States, this collection has it all: States, Empire, Reich, Occupations and Plebiscites (no Colonies noted); Air, Sea and Military Post, etc., etc.; a number of stampless covers start off the collection, with good Bavaria, Prussia, Thurn & Taxis, etc.; Empire includes solid usage of Germania, plus several Mark-value Symbol of Empire issues; Reich runs the gamut from Hitler Head definitives to souvenir sheets on cover; post-war period is amazingly well-represented, with issues from each Zone—and from many of the regions therein—included here, along with surprising Local Issues; Occupations include Belgium, Poland (WWI and WWII), Russia, Alsace (WWII); along with Saar (including "Sarre" Germanias), Allenstein, Memel, Danzig, Schleswig and Upper Silesia, Bund, Berlin and DDR; note a Hindenburg Olympics flight cachet, "On High Seas" markings, a 1901 card to Australia with Suez transit, Inflations, Railway cancels, Censors, a Brandenburg Gate booklet pane on cover, a lovely 1911 post card depicting Strasbourg's Astronomical Clock—with moving parts (!!), even a 3pf Goethe on an Ottoman 20para postal card; great illustrated/advertising material throughout, all generally fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a must-see.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000. Suggested Bid $4,000-6,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $4,000-6,000

Opening US$ 3,750.00
Sold...US$ 3,750.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:05:26 EST
Sold For 3750

Germany and German Colonies
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2076
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image German Area, Cover Collection, 1920's-1960's. 100+ covers, from early inflation covers through the early 1950's reconstruction to early post horn issues, with 15+ inflation era covers franked with diverse group of stamps on each cover, 574-77 high values cover to Ohio, 577 high value on cover to Ohio, 665-66 first day card, B310-13 set on registered cover to U.S., B310-13 set on airmail cover to California, B320-23 set on cover, B327-30 set on airmail cover to New York, several other early 1950's German semi postals to the U.S., a couple early 1920's airmail covers with Post Horn with Wings and Carrier Pigeon issues, CL3 postal card, 3N1-20 complete set on cover, 4N1-10 and 4N12-13 on cover, 4N13 cover, several Berlin overprints on 1948 cover to Seattle, 9N95 block of four and 9N98 on commercial cover and 9NB3 special cancel on souvenir card, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Michel €5,800 ++ ($6,500) (Owner's).
Estimate $800 - 1,200. Suggested Bid $800-1,200 (Image)

Suggested Bid $800-1,200

Opening US$ 700.00
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:05:48 EST
Sold For 700

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2077
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Germany, LZ-129 Hindenburg, May Day (non-)Flight Collection, 1937. Five binders presenting over 370 covers, plus additional related materials, from the aborted May 1 National Flight of the Hindenburg. Unable to repeat her Germany Flight of the previous year due to weather, the mail intended for the May 1 flight was added to that on her May 3 flight to North America, and parachuted over Cologne for delivery. This lot contains a great range of frankings (including Hitler and other souvenir sheets complete), flight cachets in various colors (including black and the very scarce blue in addition to normal shades of red), photos, a passenger list, etc., etc.—along with a copy of Charles Jacob's Ausfalls: LZ 129 Hindenburg May Day Flight 1937.

* * *

Zeppelins. They were sleek, silent and sensational. During WWI, they were deadly, being used for bombing raids over England and the Continent. But during the inter-war years, Germany looked to "rebrand" her airships as passenger liners and symbols of German modernity and know-how. The most famous of her inter-war ships, the Graf Zeppelin, made numerous well-known intercontinental and trans-oceanic flights—North and South America, the Middle East, the Arctic, 1929's Around-the-World Flight, and to the 1933 Chicago World's Fair (all of which spawned sought-after philatelic mementos)—as well as less well-known flights within and around Germany, including a 1936 propaganda flight to the Rhineland demilitarized zone.

On that latter flight, Graf Zeppelin was accompanied by the newly launched Hindenburg. Whereas there had been an air of the "goodwill flight" with its international journeys (in addition to being tests of the machines, passenger trips plus money-makers for the company), the March 1936 Deutschlandfahrt was organized by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. The re-militarization of the Rhineland in direct contradiction of the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact was backed by an after-the-fact plebiscite, with the two airships meant to inspire German pride (and, thanks to leaflets dropped and speeches broadcast, sway votes) during their flights in the week leading to the referendum.

Hindenburg's 1937 season began in late March with a South America flight. This was bracketed (mid-March and late April) by a series of unsuccessful experimental hook-ons and take-offs from the undercarriage trapeze (pioneered on the USS Akron) by Ernst Udet (pilot of the Kent Greenland Airmail label cover offered elsewhere in the sale).

Hindenburg's next flight was to be a reprise of her 1936 Deutschlandfahrt, this time a one-day return trip running from Frankfurt's newly opened airport north to Berlin and back. Mail-carrying fees were always a major source of income for the Zeppelin company, and this flight was no different: following postal officials' announcement of the flight, over 100 kg of covers were aboard for servicing.

The flight, however, was not to be—all thanks to the weather. The winds had been high the previous year, and Hindenburg's tail fin was damaged as her captain tried to take off despite the conditions. Mindful of the damage (physical and reputational) from 1936, officials unhappily agreed to scrap the 1937 flight. The question then remained: What to do with the mail?

An elegant solution was found in an extra handstamp and Hindenburg's flight schedule. May 3 was her first North America flight of the season, so all mail intended for the National Flight was added to the covers and cards intended for Lakehurst. A special rectangular four-line handstamp reading "Due to cancelled/Germany Flight/mail drop from/North America Flight" was applied, and a parachute drop made over the center of Cologne around 9:30 p.m. The ship then turned west en route toward the Atlantic, New Jersey, and her still not fully explained fiery end.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000. Suggested Bid $6,000-8,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $6,000-8,000

Opening US$ 11,000.00
Sold...US$ 11,000.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:07:21 EST
Sold For 11000

Germany and German Colonies
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2078
Symbol:

image Germany, WWII Photographs, 1936-45. Over (500) WWII German photograph, with over (240) 9½x7" Photo Atlantic photos, approximately one hundred 6½x4½" photos, and approximately 180 4½x3" photos, images include parades, reviews, combat units, soldiers, the Fuehrer greeting dignitaries, armaments, etc., mixed condition with some chipping of edges, a fascinating group of these historic pictures, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:08:04 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2079
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image German Offices in China, Fantastic Old-Time Postal History Collection. Fascinating old-time mounted collection comprising approximately 80 items, of which about 22 are (mostly) postcards with Boxer Rebellion postmarks, various Corps handstamps, etc.; about 17 lovely covers with a wide range of cancels on Scott #1-6 "China" overprint issues, a POW item, about 24 Kiautschou items, and lots more, a lovely holding, Fine to Very Fine, specialist's delight; examine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:08:46 EST
Sold For 3000
Asia
Cover Collections - Including Europe, Asia and Lat

Sale No: 730
Lot No: 2080
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image German Offices in China, Cover Collection, 1900-1914. 48 covers and picture post cards with various Feldpost (Boxer Rebellion), Marine Schiffspost or German offices in Kiautschou usages, with 4 "S.B. Ostas. Exped" boxed cancels on Feldpost covers, 16 covers with K.D. Feldpost Station nos. 2 to 9 cancels, one with Kaiserlichdeutsche Feldpost China 1900 postmark, three Marine Schiffspost covers and two postcards, three of which are franked with Germany Germania issues, Feld-Postkarte with Kaiserlich Deutsche Feldpost China 1900 postmark and early Oct 14, 1900 receiving mark, Kiautschou multi franking Mi. nos. 5, 6, 7, 10, 5 on Tsingtau Registered cover to Paris and 21 covers or fascinating postcards with mostly Chinese life or Military themes, with Kiautschau Kaiser Yacht cancels or Tsingtau, one of which is on Imperial Chinese Postal Card, one Germany 20pf stamp on large cover addressed to Tsentau and a picture post card from Singapore franked with Edward II issue, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 1,500.00
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Nov-02-2019, 17:09:02 EST
Sold For 1500

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