Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
May 3-4, 2022

Welcome to our May 3-4 Sale which will take place live in our Galleries as well as via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,306 lot sale features United States and Possessions, with 19th & 20th Century single rarities, graded items, proofs, essays and back of the book material. A-Z countries include specialized Austria, Egypt, France, as well as Germany with a selection of WWII Occupation Issues and mail from POW Camps. Great Britain and British Commonwealth include rare singles, high values, BNA and British Africa. There are numerous rarities from Iran, Italy (with Old States and Italian Colonies), Israel, with sheets of 7-9 and J1-5, Korea, Latvia and many other collecting areas. The auction concludes with a solid section of Large Lots and Collections ranging from single country albums to specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #176
United States - Air Post Catapult Flights
1930 (16 Sep) New York to Southampton by S.S. "Europa", First Catapult flight, from there to Friedrichshafen and via Graf Zeppelin to Mannheim, cover franked with 20c Air Post and 50c Regular Issue, tied by cds, with appropriate cachets, transit and arrival pmks, fine and scarce Catapult/Zeppelin combination (this cover should not have been accepted by the U.S. Post Office, since the U.S. government had no arrangement with Germany for the acceptance of mail for the various European trips of the Airship. Similarly, the German Post Office should not have accepted this item without the additional German franking)
Price Realized

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