1929 (23 Nov), OHMS pre-printed cover with typed "Posted on Board H.M. Airship R101 in flight", franked with 1 1/2d red brown, posted from Bedford, with original letter headed "H.M. Airship R.101" and embossed arms ("this is written on board the airship as requested", dated Nov 23 1929), fine and rare trial-flight cover, one of only three known (a similar item was sold in a German auction in 2006 for Euro 3,500, plus commission), signed Gappe...
U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
By: Cherrystone Auctions
Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
We are pleased to present our February 28-March 1 2017 sale, with 1,528 lots, including Part III of the Heinz Gappe (H.G.I Company) inventory of Flight and Zeppelin covers of the world, as well as properties of numerous vendors and estates sold by their order. There are selections of attractive United States, Western European countries with Austria, Benelux, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Danzig, Saar, Italy and Colonies, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Scandinavia. Great Britain and British Commonwealth are well represented, with many interesting flight covers from the Gappe holdings. In addition, we are featuring an important collection of Russia, especially Air Post, with many rarities, errors and varieties. As always, our sale includes selections of better South America, Asia and rest of the world. We conclude with 130+ large lots and collections, which range from single country collections to multi-carton worldwide groups of stamps and covers, including group lots from the ex-Gappe stock. This entire sale is online at www.cherrystoneauctions.com. Please check with us often, as additional scans are continuously uploaded. A limited number of printed catalogues are available on request.