Lot 1869Germany, 1930 IPOSTA souvenir sheet. O.g., never hinged, lovely fresh example, Very Fine. Michel No. Block 1.
Scott No. B33 $1,200.
Lot 1870Germany, 1933 Nothilfe souvenir sheet. Stamps never hinged, fresh example, hinged in selvage only, Very Fine. Michel No. Block 2.
Scott No. B58 $1,350.
Lot 1871Germany, 1937 Hindenburg crash cover. Registered cover addressed to Kurt Pretzner to in Jersey City, bearing Airmail 1936, 75pf Hindenburg pair and additional portion of second pair as well as small portion of Regular Issue 50pf von Hindenburg, tied by Wehlen cds's, red German Zeppelin flight cachet at upper left and registry etiquette, original enclosure and a couple original paper clips attached, contained in original cellophane envelope with Post Office Department Official Seal label, Very Fine, a wonderful and historical registered Zeppelin flight cover from the Hindenburg crash of May 6th, 1937, Sieger DM17,500; with 1996 A.P.S. certificate. AAMC No. 37.3.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
The German zeppelin Hindenburg made sixty-three flights, including ten roundtrips to the United States in 1936. It met tragedy May 6, 1937. Attempting to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey, the giant airship burst into flames near the mooring mast. In only thirty-two seconds, the zeppelin was smoldering wreckage. Postal officials salvaged approximately 358 pieces from the 17,609 estimated pieces of mail on the flight. Of these, 176 salvaged items were unburned, with a few exceptions.
Lot 1872Germany, 1930 2M Eagle Complete Booklet. With airmail labels, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine and choice.
Michel No. MH20 €700 ($959).
Lot 1873Germany, Airmail, 1928, 2m-4m Zeppelin Issues. O.g., never hinged, 2m with minute inclusion hole, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. C36-C37.
Michel No. 423-424 €420 ($575).
Lot 1874Germany, Airmail, 1930, 2m-4m So. America Flight Zeppelins complete. 2m single and 4m pair on flight cover, tied by "Friedrichshafen, 18.5.30" cds, red German flight cachet and reverse with purple "Correo Aereo, Rio De Janeiro, 25 Mai, 1930" oval date stamp, Very Fine and choice. Michel No. 438-439.
Scott No. C38-C39 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1875Germany, Airmail, 1930, 2m So. America Flight Zeppelin. On "Do.X" picture flight postcard, tied by violet "Dornier DOX, Flugschiff, 30 Jan, 31" on board cds's, black and red flight cachets, Very Fine. Michel No. 438.
Scott No. C38 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1876Germany, Airmail, 1933, 1m-4m Chicago Flight Zeppelins complete. O.g., never hinged, fresh pristine set, Very Fine and attractive. Michel No. 496-498.
Scott No. C43-C45 $3,000.
Lot 1877Germany, 1925, 10(pf)-20(pf) Regensburg Semi-Official Airmails complete. O.g., fresh, Very Fine.
Michel No. 15-16 €200 ($274).
Lot 1878German Offices in China, 1898, 5pf on 10pf carmine, 56 degree overprint. O.g., never hinged, rich color, about perfectly centered, Extremely Fine and choice. Michel No. 7 IIa.
Scott No. 16 $1,050.