Lot 1515 Germany Group of 26 First Flight or Air Mail Covers, with a variety of better items dated between 1912 and 1934, includes many franked with airmail issues #C1/C31, also a few CL1, CL2, etc. Note a Graf Zeppelin flown picture postcard from Luxembourg to Calcutta India (Stephen Smith), a 1914 special card Dresden to Leipzig, and more interesting material. Overall fine, a few have soiling, scans only show a small portion. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $300, sold for C$1,100.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1531 Group of 47 Graf Zeppelin South America Flown Covers and Cards, includes items from Argentina (x10), Bolivia (x3), Brazil (x19), Chile (x2), Paraguay (x4) and Uruguay (x8), all addressed to Germany, except for one Brazil to Austria and two Brazil flown internally. Most have creases or other faults, still overall fine or better. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1419 Germany Used Collection in Two Lighthouse Hingeless Albums to 1976, with stamps selected for quality and attractive postmarks. In the first volume to 1945, we noted the 1872-4 Scott 8, 11 and 12 (pen cancel) (CV $680), 25 and 28 (CV $825) as well as Scott 117 (CV $200), 363-5 (CV $202) and C20-6 (CV $263). We did not catalogue the 1923 inflation stamps, nor the officials, and for those we did catalogue in this volume, this amounted to $8,202. The uncatalogued second album is virtually complete from 1949 to 1976, for regular as well as semi-postals. The 1945-9 Allied occupation period is the only section that is not as advanced. A very fine collection. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1056 Worldwide Group of 73 Selected Better Worldwide Covers, from many different countries such as China (PRC), Switzerland, Germany, France, Zanzibar, Austria, United States, New Brunswick, India, Malta, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, French Polynesia, and much more. Noted commercial covers, first day covers, Zeppelin covers, destinations, frankings, a 1935 Portuguese Red Cross inverted overprint error cover, etc. A very useful and valuable lot, with a few small faults but overall fine or better, and quite worth a close look. Estimate $500, sold for C$900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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.