Lot 229, United States 1930 $1.30 brown Graf Zeppelin, XF NH, sold for C$5,382

Lot 229, United States 1930 $1.30 brown Graf Zeppelin, XF NH, sold for C$5,382Lot 229 United States #C14 1930 $1.30 Brown Graf Zeppelin, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1997 Philatelic Foundation certificate and a 2010 PSE certificate grading it at their superlative grade “Gem 100, Mint OGnh” (only nine stamps have been given that grade). SMQ for Gem 100 is $7,500. Rsv. $3,500. From The Outaouais Collection. Scott CV U$550, sold for C$4,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lots 229 & 230, USA 1930 $1.30 and $2.60 Graf Zeppelins, each XF NH

Lot 229 United States #C14 1930 $1.30 Brown Graf Zeppelin, XF NH, PSE graded Gem 100, Mint OG nhLot 229 United States #C14 1930 $1.30 Brown Graf Zeppelin, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1997 Philatelic Foundation certificate and a 2010 PSE certificate grading it at their superlative grade “Gem 100, Mint OGnh” (only nine stamps have been given that grade). SMQ for Gem 100 is $7,500. Rsv. $3,500. Scott CV U$550.

Lot 230 United States #C15 1930 $2.60 Blue Graf Zeppelin XF NH, PSE graded Superb 98, Mint OGnhLot 230 United States #C15 1930 $2.60 Blue Graf Zeppelin, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1998 Philatelic Foundation certificate and a 2010 PSE certificate grading it at “Superb 98, Mint OGnh”. SMQ value is $5,000. Rsv. $2,000. Scott CV U$850.

Lot 1531, Group of 47 Graf Zeppelin South American flown covers and cards, sold for C$1,404

Lot 1531, Group of 47 Graf Zeppelin South American flown covers and cards, sold for C$1,404Lot 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 1521, Germany group of flown covers and cards franked with “Graf Zeppelin Crossing the Ocean” issues, 1928-1933, sold for C$3,159

Ex-Lot 1521, Germany group of flown covers and cards franked with "Graf Zeppelin Crossing the Ocean" issues, 1928-1933, sold for C$3,159Lot 1521 Germany Group of 19 Graf Zeppelin Flown Covers and Cards, 1928-1933, all franked with “Graf Zeppelin Crossing the Ocean” issues, and includes mail with C35 (x5), C36 (x6), C37 (x7), C38 (x2) and C43. Three C37 covers are to New York, as are 2 of the C36 pieces. Another C36 item is to Tokyo. Both the C40 stamps are used on South America flights. The C43 is on a flight to South America cover continued to India. Some minor creasing and tears (one of the C38 covers is stained but stamp is intact), at least one stamp is detached (hinged back on) still overall fine or better, all scanned online. The 2020 Scott catalogue value given is for the air mail stamps used on cover. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Scott CV U$2,665, sold for C$2,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1522, Germany Group of Graf Zeppelin flown covers and cards, 1929-34, sold for C$2,106

Lot 1522 Germany, Group of Graf Zeppelin Flown Covers and Cards, 1929-1934, includes 18 Zeppelin picture post cards. Note mail from flights to both North and South America, Holy Land, Egypt and Rome. Also a number of pieces of “On Board” mail. Note one card flown in 1912 and then re-flown on the Graf Zeppelin in 1931. Also note a “Meteor” post card and other desirable items. Overall fine or better group, 54 scans online. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.