Lot 1064 USA 1930 Germany to South America to U.S.A. Round Trip Graf Zeppelin Cover, franked with C15, the $2,60 blue “Baby Zeppelin”. Mailed in New York on APR.24.1930 and sent to Germany by sea. Graf Zeppelin left Friedrichshafen on MAY.18 and flew to South America via Sevilla. From South America flew up the coast of the Americas to New York, arriving there MAY.31, with Lakehurst receiver on the back. Has both US and German confirmation handstamps. Very fine. Frost U$1,600.
Lot 725 Italy 1863 15c blue King Victor Emmanuel II, Lithographed Type I Imperforate, mint never hinged, with full original gum, four large margins and lovely crisp impression, very fine. Accompanied by a 2004 Raybaudi certificate, with his pencil signature on back. A very nice stamp. Scott CV U$725.
Lot 1050 Germany #127-49B 1930 Germany Graf Zeppelin Flown Picture Postcard to Brazil, franked with C38, the South America overprint Graf Zeppelin issue. Mailed Berlin on MAY.19, 1930 and flown to Sevilla, Spain, to connect with the Graf Zeppelin. Has confirmation handstamp at left in red. Arrived in Bahia, Brazil on MAY.24. The picture depicts a Doenier DO-X Airplane. Clean and very fine. Frost CV U$850.
Lot 712 France #9c 1850 1fr dark carmine Cérès Imperforate, a used block of four, with “grille sand fin” cancels, large margins on three sides close to just in at left. Signed on back by Aimé Brun. This is a rare block of four, cataloguing €17,750 in the Maury / Spink catalogue and €16,500 in Yvert & Tellier. Rsv. Scott CV U$15,000.