Lots 1309 - 1316, Catalogue of Auction #57 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
1309    

Pioneer Flight Covers

1887, pre-printed cover, the text reads: "Airship Construction Department. Russia", the Head of the Department was Prof. Dmitry I. Mendeleev, the cover franked by 7k blue and sent from St. Petersburg to Berlin, addressed to Hermann Moedebeck, Aeronautics Pioneer, all appropriate markings, VF and undoubtedly unique aerophilately postal history item Est. $3,000-$5,000
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2000.00
1310    C6-9
May 9-10, 1928, Deruluft Flight registered cover from Moscow to Riga, franked by complete surcharged set "Fokker-111", Deruluft red confirmation cachet and all appropriate markings, VF Est.$200-$250
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150.00
1311    C6-8, C11
September 19-22, 1928, "Dobroliot" First Flight registered pre-printed cover from Moscow to Irkutsk, franked by four air post values, violet "Dobroliot" confirmation cachet and Irkutsk "22.9.28" arrival ds on reverse, mounted on page from a Collection, VF and scarce Est. $400-$600
300.00
1312    C15-19
1931, Airships, imperforated complete set of five, used on First Day flown cover, addressed to Berlin, cancelled by Moscow PO No.50 "15.5.31" date stamp, all appropriate markings, postmarked on arrival, VF
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250.00
1313    

Pioneer Flights Collection

1923-37, 11 First or Early Flight covers, highlights included Moscow-Koenigsberg of 1923, Moscow-Kharkov of 1926, Moscow-Baku as part of Record Flight to Tehran of 1926, Arkhangelsk-Ustsysolsk of 1930, Leningrad-Cali with SCADTA connection and more, in addition two stationery items to Zurich uprated by air post stamps, each piece nicely described on exhibition style pages, minor conveyance flaws possible, mainly VF Est. $1,250-$1,500
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
800.00
1314    422, 424, 472

Catapult Flights

July 9-10, 1933, "Bremen" Catapult Flight mixed franking registered cover from Leningrad to New York, franked by three Soviet Union stamps, posted on Flight Leningrad-Berlin, upon arrival to Germany uprated with two positional blocks of four, s/s "Bremen" green confirmation cachet, NYC "7-10-1933" arrival ds, VF, Haberer #127R, rank "LP" (very rare) Est. $500-$600
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400.00
1315    C7-8
October 1-2, 1933, "Bremen" Catapult Flight registered cover from Leningrad to New York, franked by four Soviet Union stamps, posted on Flight Leningrad-Berlin, uprated with six German adhesives upon arrival to Berlin, s/s"Bremen" violet confirmation cachet, NYC "10-2-1933" arrival postmark, VF and scarce Est. $500-$600
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375.00
1316    

DO-X "Dornier" Flight

January 30, 1931, DO-X First "Europe - America" Flight cover from Leningrad to USA, franked by 12 Soviet Union adhesives, uprated with Zeppelin South America Flight complete set of two (one -on reverse) upon arrival to Germany, cancelled on board, red and black confirmation cachet and all appropriate markings, VF Est. $600-$700
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450.00