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Preview Air-/Zeppelinmail & Astrophilately

Take a first look at the highlights of the Per Ardua Ad Astra collection. All lots can be found in our online catalogue.

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Highlights Air-/Zeppelinmail & Astrophilately| 161st Auction

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Lot 3002

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Canada
NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, First Transatlantic Air Mail Attempt, 3 Ct Caribou overprinted FIRST TRANS ATLANTIC AIR POST April, 1919, backside manuscript initials J.A.R. of postmaster J. A. Robinson, mint n.h. in perfect condition, Bolaffi certificate (SG 142). 0
0; Flugpost; FLUGPOST INTERNATIONAL; Canada
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Lot 3004

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Canada
NEWFOUNDLAND, second Transatlantic Air Mail Attempt, Flight effected by Capts. Raynham and Morgan in a Martinsyde plane crashed on May 18 at take off; cover (one of 25) with handwritten Aerial Atlantic Mail J.A.R. on a 3 Ct. Caribou stamp cancelled St. John's 04-19, while the first three lines were written by W. C. Campbell, secretary at the Post Office, the initials J.A.R. were written by Dr. J.A. Robinson, Postmaster General in order to authorize the airmail-stamp; the mail was then held for further transatlantic flight attempts and finally a mail bag was shipped to London and the covers were backstamped London January 7, 1920; a great rarity of pioneer airmail in superb condition, Bolaffi certificate (SG 142a). 6
6; Flugpost; FLUGPOST INTERNATIONAL; Canada
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Lot 3005

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Canada
NEWFOUNDLAND, Transatlantic Flight from Trepassey / Newfoundland to Rome / Italy by Commander Francesco de Pinedo in Seaplane Santa Maria II, Ministers Office Cover with 60c "Cabot" overprinted in red "AIR MAIL DE PINEDO 1927" cancelled "St. Johns May 20, 1927 adressed to Milano, Italy, usual faint strike of "Trepassy Newfld MY 21, 1927" datestamp (2), Rome arrival cancellation 06-22 on the backside, great rarity (only 225 items known) in superb condition; certified Bolaffi (SG 163, Muller 13, Scott C4, Yvert A4, Longhi 1641-27MPc)
6; Flugpost; FLUGPOST INTERNATIONAL; Canada
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Lot 3006

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Canada
NEWFOUNDLAND, Second "Columbia" Transatlantic Flight from Harbour Grace / Newfoundland by Capt. Errol Byrd and Lt. Harry Connor, who were forced down on the beach at Tresco Island, 25 miles from Lands End / England; the following day they completed the flight to Croydon Airport; one of 65 covers with 36 Cts "Caribou" overprinted "Trans-Atlantic/Air Mail/By B.M./ Columbia/September/1930 /Fifty Cents" from St. Johns September 25, 1930 via Harbour Grace 10-09 to London 10-13; an important and very rare item of transcontinental airmail in very good condition; signed Raybaudi plus certificate Diena (SG 191)
6; Flugpost; FLUGPOST INTERNATIONAL; Canada
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Lot 3016

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Island
Balbo Squadron Flight Rome - Chicago, registered card from Iceland franked with set "Hópflug Italia 1933" from Reykjavik 1933-07-07 to NewYork with arrival cachet 07-22 on the backside, splendid item, certified Bolaffi (Longhi 33SFe)
6; Flugpost; FLUGPOST INTERNATIONAL; Island
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Lot 3025

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Italien
VOLO DI RITORNO Triptych I-VERC, mint n.h., perfect condition, signed and certified Bolaffi, a great Italian and world-class airpost rarity (Sass. PA 53). 0
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Lot 3026

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Italien
"SERVIZIO DI STATO" Triptych mint n.h., v.f., signed and certified Raybaudi (Sass. SA 1)
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Lot 3027

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Italien
Balbo Squadron Flight "Crociera Aerea del Decenniale Italia - Nord America", registered cover from Rome 1933-06-14 to Chicago 07-15 (one of 60 covers addressed to Carlo Tempesti, Chicago) franked with "SERVIZIO DI STATO" triptychon L 5,25 + L 44,75, certified Bolaffi (Longhi 33 SAb, Sass. SA 1)
6; Flugpost; FLUGPOST INTERNATIONAL; Italien
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Lot 3032

Flugpost | Flugpost International | Italien
VOLO POSTALE ROMA - MOGADISCIO, registered cover from the Ministero delle Colonie, Rome 1934-11-09 with Lire 10 "SERVIZIO DI STATO" Coroncina (Sass SA 2, GP 84) with respective special cachet (Roma 11-09) flown to Mogadishu 11-11; a very rare cover in excellent condition, Bottacchi certificate (Longhi 34 POo)
6; Flugpost; FLUGPOST INTERNATIONAL; Italien
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Lot 3169

Zeppelin-Memorabilien | Memorabilien
GRAF ZEPPELIN, eigenhändige Signatur auf komplett selbst geschriebener Karte ab Klosters 3.9.97 nach Zürich, adressiert an den berühmten Ballonfahrer und Kapitän Spelterini, Dankeskarte an den Kapitän mit interessantem Text, zu dieser Zeit beschäftigte sich Graf Zeppelin bereits mit der Planung zu einem lenkbaren Luftschiff und unternahm Fahrten im Ballon zur Erkundung der meteorologischen Gegebenheiten, Ankunft Zürich 3.9.97 mit Nachsendung nach St. Gallen 4.9.97, Pracht
6; Zeppelin-Memorabilien; MEMORABILIEN;
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Lot 3757

Astrophilatelie | Weltraumfahrt
1969, USA / APOLLO 12 - flown MOON COVER, No. 48 of 87, this piece was flown around the moon - but only transported with Apollo 15 in 1971; handwritten note Flown to the moon; with postmark Houston 10.12.1969 (day of dismissal from quarantine), on the backside handwritten confirmation of transport on Apollo 15 and signature of R. Gordon ... flown to the moon on Apollo 15; with signature of all three astronauts of Apollo 12 mission: Charles CONRAD, Richard GORDON and Alan BEAN. Signed Bolaffi and Diena with photo certificate Bolaffi. 6
6; Astrophilatelie; WELTRAUMFAHRT;
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Lot 3761

Astrophilatelie | Weltraumfahrt
1971, USA / APOLLO 15 - flown MOON LANDING COVER, SCOTT-Moon-Cover No. 279 of 300 (incl. inlaying explanation card with no. 279), this cover was transported with the Lunar Module "Falcon" and was physically present on the moon; with postmark of Kennedy Space Center "26 JUL 1971" (splashdown Apollo 15) and postmark of USS OKINAWA "7 AUG 1971" (landing Apollo 15); signed by A. WORDEN, D. SCOTT & J. IRWIN. Notary sign with notarial no. 119 on the back of cover; with official notarial certification (referring to this no. 119) from 19th of July, 1983.
6; Astrophilatelie; WELTRAUMFAHRT;
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Lot 3841

Astrophilatelie | Weltraumfahrt
The International Space Station "ISS" - Space Mail of the 1st ISS-Crew ("Expedition 1")
On October 31, 2000 the Soyuz TM-31 spacecraft with the Expedition 1 crew on board was launched to the International Space Station. On November 2, 2000 the space vehicle docked to the ISS. Y. Gidzenko, S. Krikalev (both Russia) and W. Shepherd (USA) began their mission aboard the ISS. Since then the ISS has been orbiting in piloted regime. The Expedition 1 mission lasted 141 days (till March 21, 2001).
During its mission the Expedition 1 crew received and unloaded 2 unmanned supply spacecrafts (Progress M1-4 & Progress M-44), worked together with 2 guest crews of American Space Shuttles (STS-97 & STS-98) and met the crew of Expedition 2 which was delivered to the ISS by American Space Shuttle STS-102. The Expedition 1 crew returned back to Earth aboard the American Space Shuttle STS-102.
So, during its mission the Expedition 1 crew had the possibility to receive letters from Earth 5 times (Progress M1-4 & M-44, STS-97, STS-98 & STS-102) and to send letters to Earth 2 times (STS-97, STS-98). This lot represents letter for each of the above mentioned transport.
Letter 1: Progress M1-4 up to the ISS - the first mail delivery from Earth to the ISS (Hopferwieser IS-05a)
2000, ISS-01 / PROGRESS M1-4 - space letter with content delivered to the ISS by the unmanned supply spacecraft. Handwritten letter addressed to Russian cosmonaut Y. Gidzenko from his mother-in-law. Both cover and letter with octagonal board seal and round team seal of "Expedition 1" crew. Only 13 letters were delivered to the ISS by Progress M1-4. Certificate by Y. Gidzenko and Certificate of Authenticity by A.I.E.P.
Letter 2: STS-97 up to the ISS - the last space mail sent from Earth in the 20th Century as well as in the 2nd Millennium (Hopferwieser IS-05b).
2000, ISS-01 / STS 97 - space letter with content delivered to the ISS by Space Shuttle ENDEAVOUR (STS-97). Handwritten letter addressed to Russian cosmonaut Y. Gidzenko from his mother.
Both cover and letter with octagonal board seal and round team seal of "Expedition 1" crew. Only 19 letters were delivered to the ISS by Space Shuttle ENDEAVOUR (STS-97). Certificate by Y. Gidzenko and Certificate of Authenticity by A.I.E.P.
Letter 3: STS-97 on the way back to Earth - the last space mail sent from space to Earth in the 20th Century as well as in the 2nd Millennium (Hopferwieser IS-05c).
2000, ISS-01 / STS-97 - space letter with content sent from the ISS and delivered to Earth by Space Shuttle ENDEAVOUR (STS-97). Handwritten letter from cosmonaut Y. Gidzenko to his mother-in-law.
Both cover and letter with octagonal board seal and round team seal of "Expedition 1" crew. Only 18 letters were delivered to Earth from the ISS by Space Shuttle ENDEAVOUR (STS-97). Certificate by Y. Gidzenko and Certificate of Authenticity by A.I.E.P.
Letter 4: STS-98 up to the ISS - the first space mail sent from Earth in the 21st Century as well as in the 3rd Millennium (Hopferwieser IS-05d)
2001, ISS-01 / STS-98 - space letter with content delivered to the ISS by Space Shuttle ATLANTIS (STS-98). Handwritten letter to Russian cosmonaut Y. Gidzenko from his mother-in-law.
Both cover and letter with octagonal board seal and round team seal of "Expedition 1" crew. Only 12 letters were delivered to the ISS by Space Shuttle ATLANTIS (STS-98). Certificate by Y. Gidzenko and Certificate of Authenticity by A.I.E.P.
Letter 5: STS-98 on the way back to Earth - the first space mail sent from space to Earth in the 21st Century as well as in the 3rd Millennium (Hopferwieser IS-05e).
2001, ISS-01 / STS-98 - space letter with content sent from the ISS and delivered to Earth by Space Shuttle ATLANTIS (STS-98). Handwritten letter from cosmonaut Y. Gidzenko to his son.
Both cover and letter with octagonal board seal and round team seal of "Expedition 1" crew . Only 19 letters were delivered to Earth from the ISS by Space Shuttle ATLANTIS (STS-98). Certificate by Y. Gidzenko and Certificate of Authenticity by A.I.E.P.
Letter 6: Progress M-44 up to the ISS (Hopferwieser IS-05f).
2001, ISS-01 / PROGRESS M-44 - space letter with content delivered to the ISS by unmanned supply spacecraft. Handwritten letter addressed to Russian cosmonaut Y. Gidzenkos family from his relative.
Both cover and letter with octagonal board seal and round team seal of "Expedition 1" crew. Only 16 letters were delivered to the ISS by Progress M-44. Certificate by Y. Gidzenko and Certificate of Authenticity by A.I.E.P.
Letter 7: STS-102 up to the ISS (Hopferwieser IS-05g)
2001, ISS-01 / STS-102 - space letter with content delivered to the ISS by Space Shuttle DISCOVERY (STS-102). Handwritten letter addressed to Russian cosmonaut S. KRIKALEV from his wife.
Both cover and letter with octagonal board seal and round team seal of "Expedition 1" crew. Only 14 letters were delivered to the ISS by Space Shuttle DISCOVERY (STS-102). Certificate by S. Krikalev and Certificate of Authenticity by A.I.E.P.
A free copy of the book "The First Mail of the International Space Station" will be presented to the buyer. It covers an in-depth examination and research of the Space Mail delivered to and from the International Space Station during the first flights to the ISS and the Expedition 1 mission.
There are the illustrations of the rarest and most interesting Space Mail items regarded to the first flights to the ISS In the book and practically all personal letters regarded to the Expedition 1 mission.
6; Astrophilatelie; WELTRAUMFAHRT;
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