369 / STOCKHOLMIA 2019 & ERIVAN Worldwide Rarities

June 1'st 2019 in Stockholm
Lot no.576

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening5.000 €
Sold for7.500 €
1896, Dr. Wölfert's steerable air ship. Flown postcard with 2 strikes of special cachet "Transportiert per Luftfahrt in dem lenkbaren Motorballon Dr. Wölfert im Jahre 1896 anläßlich der Berliner Gewerbe-Ausstellung" with long text on reverse "... for your collection I send you this postcard which will be on board during the flight. ...". One of the great rarities of early German airmail
Lot no.577

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.

Opening2.000 €
Sold for2.400 €
1911, November 12, Calbraith Rodgers' 'Vin Fiz flight', photo postcard, depicting Vin Fiz with pilot C. Rodgers, intended for the final leg of the first successful trans-continental flight which crashed upon take-off at Compton, addressed to Long Beack, California with short interesting text "Just a card to let you see, we have a new way of sending our mail here in Calif. I suppose we will be travelling that way soon ..." showing violet three-line "Machine wrecked at Compton Aviator injured" and five-line cachet, franked with Franklin 1 cent green, pen crossed, card showing on picture side offset of machine cancel. A fine and rare card, just 8 entires are recorded from this crash flight (AANC 2c)
Lot no.578

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for1.500 €
1932, International Congress of Trans-Oceanic Flyers in Rome. Photograph (230:170 mm) of 38 pilots present at the meeting, all recipients of a Medal of Honour granted by King Victor Emanuel III with original signatures of each one, including such prominent names as Italo Balbo, Wolfgang von Gronau, Harold Gatty and Sir H. Wilkins. A highly interesting and rare document
Lot no.579

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.US 326-38

Opening1.000 €
Sold for2.400 €
1933, Italian Air Cruise New York-Rome, envelope franked with 1928 Zeppelin issue 65 cents, 1,30 dollar and 2,60 dollar, tied by duplex "NEW YORK JUL 23 1933" to Rome with arrival mark of August 12 and returned to the US with transit and arrival marks. A tear at the top of the envelope also affecting the 1,30 dollar stamp, but quite discretely. A most attractive and rare Croceria cover. Certificate Trachtenberg (1978)
Lot no.580

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.

Opening8.000 €
Sold for18.000 €
1969, Apollo 11, special envelope endorsed "CARRIED TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 11" with signatures of Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, cancelled by Webster, TX August 11, 1969 machine cancel with adjacent "DELAYED BY QUARANTAINE AND LUNA RECEIVING LABORATORY M.S.C.-HOUSTON, TEXAS". A very fine and rare cover
Lot no.581

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.

Opening5.000 €
Sold for6.500 €
1971, Apollo 15, special envelope for Apollo 12 mission, cancelled "HOUSTON DEC 10 1969" and signed by all 3 Apollo 12 crew members Alan Bean, Charles Conrad and Dick Gordon; in the end left behind, but later carried by Jim Irwin on Apollo 15 mission, endorsed on reverse "This envelope was flown to the moon on Apollo 15. Richard F. Gordon". A fine and rare moon cover.