Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

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Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG

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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

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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).
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Lot 3056 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3056 - ballonpost

SIEGE DE PARIS 1870, letter sent from Paris September 20, 1870 to Clermont Ferrand September 25, 1870 franked with "Empire Laureated" 20 c., the letter was flown with the Ballon "Le Neptune", the first "Ballon Monté" during the siege which departed on 09-23 at 8:00 am from Place Sr. Pierre and landed after 104 km in the park of Cracouville castle at 11:00 am, Robineau Certificate

Lot 3057 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3057 - ballonpost

SIEGE DE PARIS 1870, letter sent from Paris to Tours October 21, 1870 with manuscript instruction "par Ballon monté" franked with "Empire Laureated" 20 c., the letter was consigned to the Company of Aeronauts, by-passing the post ("plis confié"), red postmark "REPULIQUE-FRANCAISE / 1 Aerostiers / Nadar-Dartois-Durouf" and placed on the Ballon Monté "VICTOR HUGO" which departed from Jardin de Tuileries on October 18 at 11:45 am and landed at...

Lot 3058 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3058 - ballonpost

SIEGE DE PARIS 1870, printed letter written on November 12 and sent from Paris November 17, 1870 to Yverdon / Switzerland with printed instruction "Ballon monté" franked with "Empire Laureated" 40 centimes; the letter was flown with the Ballon "Le Général Uhrich" which departed from the Gare du Nord on November 18 at 11:45 pm and landed at 8:00 am near Luzarches, this was the first night flight in history; certified Bolaffi

Lot 3059 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3059 - ballonpost

SIEGE DE PARIS 1870, letter sent from Paris November 22, 1870 to Bayonne December 11, 1870 with manuscript instruction "Ballon monté" franked with "Empire Laureated" 20 c., the letter was flown with the Ballon "Ville d'Orleans" which departed on 11-24 at 11:30 pm and travelled 1246 km to Lifjell / Norway, where it landed on 11-25 at 2:25 pm, certified Bolaffi

Lot 3060 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3060 - ballonpost

SIEGE DE PARIS 1870/1871, unfranked ("P.P.") Gazette des Absents No. 10 dated November 23, 1870 from Paris R. D'Amsterdam 11-24 addressed to Niort 12-21, the letter was flown with the Ballon "JACQUARD", which departed on 11-28 at 11:00 pm from Gare d'Orleans and crashed on the next day in the Irish Sea, some of the mail sacs were recovered and sent to La Rochelle / France postmarked 12-21

Lot 3061 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3061 - ballonpost

SIEGE DE PARIS 1870/1871, undated letter franked with "Empire Laureated" 20 c., from Le Crotoy (Somme) addressed to Paris February 18, 1871, after the end of the siege mail for Paris was collected and brought to the city by means of supply sacs ("sacs de riz"), this mail bears arrival postmarks of Paris, February 12, 17, 18 or 22, 1871, a scarce and very interesting item, Bolaffi certificate

Lot 3062 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3062 - ballonpost

SIEGE DE PARIS 1870/1871, 2 Pigeongrammes 2nd official dispatch Serie N. 20 + N. 40, very good condition

Lot 3063 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3063 - ballonpost

SIEGE DE PARIS 1870/1871, Boule de Moulins, letter "par Moulins" franked with with "Empire Laureated" 20 c. and pair of "Bordeaux" 40 c. postmarked GC 3869 from Ste. Suzanne 10 JANV 71 addressed to Paris with arrival postmark Paris / Passy-les-Paris 19 FEV 71, very rare and attractive item

Lot 3064 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3064 - ballonpost

SPIRIT OF FREEDOM, Steve Fossett's first Solo Non Stop Round The World Balloon Flight in 2002, very attractive special cacheted cover (numbered 440 of 500), plus colour photo, both of them autographed by Steve Fossett, v.f., certified Bolaffi

Lot 3691 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3691 - ballonpost

1890, Grußkarte aus Thorn 13.12.90 adressiert nach München an den bayerischen Luftschiffer Baron Brug, eigenhändig signiert von den berühmten Bollonfahrern L. Moedebeck und Major Groß

Lot 3692 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3692 - ballonpost

ÖSTERREICH 1915, Przemysl Ballonpost, blaue Ballonpostkarte datiert 1.2.1915, befördert mit Papierballon am 7.3., aufgefunden bei Turja-Remete / Ungarn und am 19.3. beim FPA 47 zur weiteren Postbeförderung übernommen, adressiert nach Wien, Pracht

Lot 3693 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction #161 Philatelic & Numismatic

Lot #3693 - ballonpost

ÖSTERREICH 1915, Przemysl Ballonpost, blaue undatierte Ballonpostkarte mit Dienstsiegel "K.u.k. Festungsartillerieregiment Fürst Kinsky Nr. 3, Festungsballonabteilung" (Kohl Typ IIIa) adressiert nach Budapest, Luxus

Lot 3694 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3694 - ballonpost

ÖSTERREICH 1915, Przemysl Ballonpost, blaue undatierte Ballonpostkarte befördert mit Papierballon am 7.3., aufgefunden bei Turja-Remete / Ungarn, am 19.3. beim FPA 47 zur weiteren Postbeförderung übernommen, adressiert nach Romhany / Ungarn, Ankunft 24.3.1915, Papierpfeile montiert, ansonsten gute Bedarfserhaltung

Lot 3695 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3695 - ballonpost

1932, MEMBRE D'HONNEUR Plakette aus Messing im Format 100 x 65 mm ausgestellt von der "Ligue Internationale des Aviateurs" für den hervorragenden Ballonfahrer RICHARD SCHÜTZE, die Ehrenmitgliedschaft wurde ihm für Aufstiege im Freiballon mit offener Gondel 1932 auf ca. 8.800 Meter und 1933 auf ca. 9.100 Meter zuerkannt, von seinem wissenschaftlichen Begleiter G. A Suckstorff wurden Höhenmessungen der Strahlung durchgeführt, gravierte...

Lot 3696 - ballonpost  -  Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG Auction 161 from March 6-10, 2018

Lot #3696 - ballonpost

A. Piccard (1884-1962), Physiker und Stratosphärenforscher, eigenhändige Signatur auf eingeschriebener Luftpost-Karte BRUXELLES 26.XI.1932 via Paris nach Warschau mit rs. Ank.-Stempel, frankiert mit komplettem Ballon-Satz zu Ehren seines Ballon-Rekordfluges, Pracht

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