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Lot #33
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 (10 Apr) picture postcard (LZ-127) Cairo to Germany, posted on board and addressed to Friedrichshafen, endorsed "Affranchissement Percu 1 RM" (post office out of stamps) by a crew-member A.Wittemann (as the post office ran out of stamps, special permission over the radio was granted to collect cash and mark the mail in manuscript to that effect), v.f. with Cairo (11 Apr) pmk and Pyramid cachet alongside (Si.104I, €300)
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #34
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 (9 Apr) card from Friedrichshafen, attractively franked with German adhesives sent via Cairo (11.4) to Jerusalem (13.4), v.f. This card was unloaded in Cairo upon the return of the airship from Jerusalem. In spite of the handwritten "Drop Jerusalem", which did not take place, the card returned to Palestine by train and van
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #35
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 two cards, each franked with 1M Germany (Eagle), canceled on board (9.4.1931), Cairo 11 April cds, addressed to Jerusalem and Port Said, v.f.
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #36
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 cover from Alexandria to Jerusalem, franked with three different Egyptian (non-Zeppelin) adhesives, carried by van to Cairo and from there by LZ-127 making the "Palestine Round Trip." Upon return to Cairo, this cover was unloaded and forwarded to Jerusalem, with 13 April arrival pmks on back
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #37
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 Graf Zeppelin over Alexandria, telegram (partially restored) flimsy, posted from the airship to Cairo, with 11 April 31 Medina-Cairo arrival postmark, text in French ("reserve 20 sets for the crew, deliver upon return, trip splendid, signed Fouad"), interesting and rare item, possibly sent by an Egyptian press reporter
$230.00

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Lot #38
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 (10 Apr) Egypt Flight card from Alexandria to Jerusalem, with 7 May arrival pmk, v.f. On the return trip from Palestine to Germany, L.Z.127 Graf Zeppelin, landed in Cairo and remained there for only 30 minutes. There was not enough time to unload all the mail and some pieces were taken back to Germany. This card was sent from Germany by train to Trieste and from there by boat to Haifa, finally arriving in Jerusalem on May 7th, 1931. Only a few pieces recorded
Envelope
Catalog #C3
$180.00

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Lot #39
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 (10 Apr) Egypt Flight postcard from Cairo to Germany, franked with "1951" (instead of "1931) variety, carried on the return flight, with Friedrichshafen arrival (13.4), v.f. As the Egyptian postal authorities did not provide a cachet, this flight is the only "un-named" one in the history of German Airships
Envelope
Catalog #C3a
$140.00

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Lot #40
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 Egypt flight cover and card from Cairo to Tel Aviv, the former with arrival pmk, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C3-4
$250.00

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Lot #41
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 coverfront with set of two Zeppelin surcharges, one being "1951" 50m on 27m error, canceled by Port Said Graf Zeppelin pmk and addressed to Jerusalem, v.f., only a few errors recorded on the Port Said dispatch
Catalog #C3a,4
$150.00

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Lot #42
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 two Ministry of Communications covers addressed to Jerusalem, each franked with 100m Graf Zeppelin surcharge, 10 Apr 31 Cairo and Alexandria departure pmks, v.f., with appropriate cachets and arrival pmks, ex-King Farouk
Envelope
Catalog #C4
$240.00

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Lot #43
EGYPT 1931 Egypt Flight Zeppelin Flights
1931 L.Z. 127 Graf Zeppelin Airship 9-13, 1931 "Palestine Round Trip", Port Said-Jerusalem, Ministry of Communication cover (legal size) franked with 100m on 27m and tied by 10 Apr 31 Port Said Graf Zeppelin cds, repeated alongside, with commemorative Egypt Flight cachet and Jerusalem 13 April 31 arrival pmk, v.f. Egyptian mail from Port Said was loaded aboard the airship at the time of the first landing, taken on the flight over Palestine and then off-loaded in Cairo for delivery by surface mail. A rare cover, prepared for Egypt's Minister of Posts and later ex-King Farouk (illustrated on page 45 of "The Egypt Flight L.Z. 127 Graf Zeppelin" by Fred H. Blau and Cyril Deighton, 1981) (the second flight (after the 1929 Orient Flight) to the Middle East took place in 1931, beginning on 9 April. Graf Zeppelin crossed the Mediterranean to Benghazi in Libya, then flew via Alexandria, to Cairo in Egypt, where it saluted King Fuad at the Qubbah Palace, then visited the Great Pyramid of Giza and hovered 70 feet above the top of the monument. After a brief stop, the ship flew to Palestine where it circled Jerusalem, then returned to Cairo to pick up Dr.Eckener, who had stayed for an audience with the King. It returned to Friedrichshafen on 13 April)
Catalog #C4
$250.00

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