Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

By:
Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG

Closed Auction
Mar 06, 2018 Europe/Berlin

Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018 08:00 to Saturday Mar 10, 2018 18:00 Europe/Berlin

161st International Hall Auction at Felzmann – Philately 8-10 March 2018

Please read and accept the terms before bidding.

The start of this year’s hall auctions is just around the corner. We will be beginning the auction week in style
with around 4,600 top philatelic lots.
It all kicks off with our special airmail auction “Per Ardua Ad Astra” which, in three chapters, gives a detailed
overview of aerophilatelic history, from the beginnings with ballons montés, to the pioneering achievements of
Zeppelin and airmail all the way to the modern cutting-edge technology of rocket mail, including astrophilately.
Another part of the special catalogue is a fine selection of Zeppelin memorabilia, including a thank-you card to
balloonist Eduard Spelterini written and signed by Count Zeppelin himself (Lot 3169).
There are also many highlights to be found in the field of terrestrial communication. The high-quality material
on offer includes surprising European rarities such as the Red Mercury in Type Ib in excellent quality (Lot 4460)
or Lombardy-Venetia’s unique four-colour franking (Lot 4505).
Philatelic gems from the Old German States include Lübeck’s exceptional specimen of a misprint (“ZWEI EIN
HALB S”) with perfectly positioned town cancel (“LUEBECK BAHNHOF 20/1”). The German Empire section
begins with a 3-kreutzer breast shield in carmine in MNH condition (Lot 4885) and a 9-kreutzer issue in lilac
brown in extremely fine MNH condition (Lot 4901). The Chicago Flight from the Third Reich with a photo
certificate (Schlegel) unsigned and in “… perfect condition” (Lot 5086) – incidentally, all top material auctioned
by Felzmann is certified by experts. World War II field post enthusiasts can look forward to a Kuban admission
stamp for field post parcels in Type III (Lot 5804).
Finally, the German Post-War Philately section includes the title item – and undisputed highlight of the 161st
Felzmann auction – the legendary Gscheidle postcard, the first known complete article of mail, franked with a
60-pfennig stamp commemorating the 1980 Olympic Games, the entire printed issue of which was destroyed
following the Western boycott of the Games. A small number of specimens that survived were used unwittingly
by the wife of Minister of Post Kurt Gscheidle two years later – this is known in philatelic circles as the
“Gscheidle error”. Having already generated extensive media coverage on two occasions before, we are proud
to offer a third opportunity to acquire the “crown jewels of German philately” (Lot 6095). With a “Transport
Exhibition souvenir sheet” on ungummed handmade paper to commemorate the 1953 Transport Exhibition, a
further gem is going under the hammer in a complete presentation booklet (Lot 6090).
Click now to see the online catalogue and bid for those of interest to you online directly.

Showing 1 - 25 of 165
Lot 3697 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Deutschland -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3697 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Deutschland

1931, R. TILING / "RAKETENFLUGZEUG (K) FTL 3" - FIRST GERMAN ROCKET MAIL on 15.04.1931; flown photo card with picture of a starting rocket on reverse, launched in "Ochsenmoor am Dümer", adressed to his wife in Osnabrück; 188 pieces flown, no. 155; with cancellation Dielingen and special postmark (K) FTL 3; signature of R. Tiling, vf. Ellington-Z. 1C1, € 2.000,-

Lot 3698 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Deutschland -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3698 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Deutschland

1934, G. ZUCKER / "WINTERHILFSSTART HEXENTANZPLATZ" - coloured NDL card "Dampfer Bremen" flown on 28.01.1934 from Thale (Harz), 700 pieces flown; with cancellation Thale "29.1.34" & official seal "NSDAP Ortsgruppe Thale"; 6 Pfg Wagner and rocket stamps 1, 2 & 3 RM imperforated, signature of G. Zucker. vf. Ellington-Z. 6C2a

Lot 3699 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Deutschland -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3699 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Deutschland

1944, "VERGELTUNGSWAFFE 1" - V1 P.O.W. POST, rocket flown leaflet "V1/4", December 1944, prepared by the Germans and dropped by V1 over England, only a handful known to exist, perfect condition, certified Bolaffi

Lot 3700 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Frankreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3700 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Frankreich

1935, K. ROBERTI / FORBIDDEN FLIGHTS CALAIS - DOVER - 4 prepared covers for flights across the Channel from Europe to Great Britain on 29.09.1935; 1.600 pieces prepared; with special vignette & special postmarks. Signed Roberti, vf. Ellington-Z. 4C1 (2x), 4C2, 4C4, € 160,-

Lot 3701 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3701 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien

1934, S. SMITH / ROCKET No. 1 - Ship to Shore, on 30.09.1934 flown cover from the ship "Pansex" to Saugor Island, failed trial; 143 pieces flown; with special vignette and cancellation Sugor Island. Signed Smith, vf. Ellington-Z. 1C1, € 400,-

Lot 3702 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3702 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien

1934, S. SMITH / ROCKETS No. 21 & 22 - Shore to Ship Night Firing, on 17.12.1934 flown cover with miniature news pape, from Saugor Island to the ship "S.S. Kustang"; 263 pieces flown; with special vignette and cancellations Sugor Island & Calcutta. Signed Smith; spots on top and on back, otherwise vf. Ellington-Z. 7C1a, € 300,-

Lot 3703 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3703 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien

1935, S. SMITH / ROCKET No. 85 - Cdr. Norcok, on 29.09.1935 flown card from a ridge on the way towards Tibet to Euchay Gompa; 200 pieces flown; with special vignette, special postmark "Sikkim Rocket Experiment" & "Despatched by H.H. The Maharajah". Signed Smith, nearly invinsible: 1 tear on top (1.5cm) & 1 tear on left (0.5cm), otherwise f. Ellington-Z. Sikkim 12C1, € 200,-

Lot 3704 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3704 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien

1935, S. SMITH / ROCKET No. 88 - Chumbi, on 01.10.1935 flown card from Tashi Namgyal Filed to the British Residence; 160 pieces flown; with special vignette, cancellation Gangtok, special postmark "Sikkim Rocket Experiment". Signed Smith, nearly invinsible: 1 tear on bottom (0.5cm), otherwise vf. Ellington-Z. 15C1, € 230,-

Lot 3705 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3705 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Indien

1935, S. SMITH / ROCKET No. 89 - Princess Pemtsidon, on 04.10.1935 flown card from Gangtok Telegraph Office; 137 pieces flown; with special vignette, special postmark "Sikkim Rocket Experiment" & "Rocket Mail. Princess Pemtsidon". Signed Smith, 1 tear on bottom (1.7cm), 2 repaired tears on right side (up to 5cm). Ellington-Z. 16C1, € 280,-

Lot 3706 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Kuba -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3706 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Kuba

1939, A. FUNES / 1st TEST START - on 01.10.1939 flown cover on a shooting range in Miramar (Cuba), failed test; 60 pieces flown; with cancellations Habana and special stamp overprint, vf. Ellington-Z. 1A1b, € 500,-

Lot 3707 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Niederlande -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3707 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Niederlande

1938, A. DE BRUIJN / PGR 3 - on 21.07.1938 flown cover from Rotterdam to Rotterdam/Feyenoord; with special vignette & special postmarks. vf. Ellington-Z. 26C1, € 300,-

Lot 3708 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3708 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1928, F. SCHMIEDL / "HÖHENBALLON F.S. 1" - on 27. or 28.051928 flown tissue paper cover by high altitude balloon from "Murauen" / Graz , 200 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 93; with orange triangular "Hochflugpost" vignette (with rectangular gondula); cancellation Graz "10.Vi.28" and cancellation F.S.1 (black). Cover sightly spotty. Ellington-Z. 1A1, € 600,-

Lot 3709 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3709 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1931, F. SCHMIEDL / "REGISTRIER-RAKETE" - on 21.04.31 flown air mail card type D from the "Kalte Rinne", Schöckl, only 79 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. D33; with handmade date cancellation (violet). Ellington-Z. 9C1b, € 2.200,-

Lot 3710 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3710 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1931, F. SCHMIEDL / "RAKETE R 1" - on 09.09.31 flown cover from the Semriach, 333 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 81; transported from Vienna (Wien) via Graz to Salzburg, with R 1 vignette (violet), reverse cancellation Salzburg "12.IX.31" (violet) & special postmarks R 1. Franking partly torn down, cover mentioned in "Friedrich Schmidl - Ein Raketenpionier aus Graz" on page 148f.; cover slighty creased. Ellington-Z. 10A1, € 800,-

Lot 3711 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3711 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1931, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 8" - on 28.10.1931 flown cover from St. Peter / Graz to the "Grazer Feld", 84 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 78; with 3 special postmarks V 8. vf. Ellington-Z. 11C1, € 750,-

Lot 3712 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3712 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1932, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 9" - on 28.05.1932 flown card from the "Schökl" / Stubenberghaus to St. Redgund, 288 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 122; destination Brünn (Brnno, Czech Republic), with rare green vignette, cancellation Radegrund "28.V.32" & special postmarks V 9 & Stubenberghaus. Card partly burned by rocket (?), signed Schmiedl. Ellington-Z. 14C1, € 1.500,-

Lot 3713 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3713 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1932, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 12" - on 23.07.1932 flown registered cover from the "Schöcklplateau" to Kumberg, 231 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 108; with black/yellow vignette & registry stamp, cancellation Kumberg & Lorch (Germany) & special postmarks V 12. vf. Ellington-Z. 15C1, € 300,-

Lot 3714 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3714 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1932, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 13" - on 23.07.1932 flown registered cover from the "Schöcklplateau" to Kumberg, 200 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 138; with registry stamp, cancellation Komburg & Lorch (Germany) and special postmarks V 13. vf. Ellington-Z. 16C1, € 300,-

Lot 3715 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3715 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1933, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 14" - on 16.03.1933 flown tissue paper cover from the "Garachwände" in direction to Arzberg, 289 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 175; with imprinted 3 G on white paper, cancellations Graz & Passail & special postmarks V 14. Cover slighty creased. Ellington-Z. 17C1, € 350,-

Lot 3716 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3716 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1933, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 14" - on 16.03.1933 flown tissue paper cover from the "Garachwände" in direction to Arzberg, 289 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 91; with imprinted 5 G on white paper, cancellations Passail & special postmarks V 14. vf. Ellington-Z. 17C1b, € 450,-

Lot 3717 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3717 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1933, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 14" - on 16.03.1933 flown tissue paper cover from the "Garachwände" in direction to Arzberg, 289 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 69; with imprinted 5 G on yellow paper, cancellations Passail & special postmarks V 14. Cover spotted on reverse, otherwise vf. Ellington-Z. 17C1c, € 650,-

Lot 3718 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3718 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1933, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 14" - on 16.03.1933 flown tissue paper cover from the "Garachwände" in direction to Arzberg, 289 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 45; with imprinted 24 G on white paper, cancellations Passail & Graz and special postmarks V 14. vf. Ellington-Z. 17C1d, € 400,-

Lot 3719 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3719 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1933, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 15" - on 27.09.1933 flown tissue paper cover from the "Hochlantsch" to St. Jakob, 380 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 25; with imprinted 3 G on white paper, blue triangular vignette, cancellations St. Jakob & special postmarks V 15. vf. Ellington-Z. 18C1, € 320,-

Lot 3720 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3720 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1933, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 15" - on 27.09.1933 flown tissue paper cover from the "Hochlantsch" to St. Jakob, 380 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 96; with imprinted 24 G on yellow paper, pair of blue triangular vignettes, cancellations St. Jakob & special postmarks V 15. vf. Ellington-Z. 18C1g, € 500,-

Lot 3721 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3721 - Astrophilatelie Raketenpost - Österreich

1933, F. SCHMIEDL / "VERSUCHSRAKETE V 16" - on 27.09.1933 flown tissue paper cover from the "Hochlantsch" to St. Jakob, 387 pieces flown, Schmiedl-no. 63; with imprinted 3 G on white paper & imprinted pair of blue triangular vignette, cancellations St. Jakob & Liebenau b. Graz and special postmarks V 16. vf. Ellington-Z. 19C1, € 650,-

About The Seller

Auctioneers Felzmann

The auction house Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG was founded 1976 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Established and owned by Ulrich Felzmann, it is one of Germanys leading auction companies for philately... Read More

Send Email to Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Or Visit WebSite