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    Complete set of flown Graf Zeppelins, Scott C13-C15

    [Aviation] Three Graf Zeppelin Flown Covers from the 1930 First Europe- Pan American Flight, each Bearing a Different Rare Airmail Stamp, in Framed Display. This Europe-Pan American Tour lasted from May 18 to June 6, 1930, a very high-profile event for the celebrated airship; it was its first voyage to South America and first triangle tour around the Atlantic. We offer three flown items triple matted and nicely framed to an overall 12.5" x 21" with an engraved plaque that reads: "GRAF ZEPPELIN/ Carried Aboard/ First Pan American/ Round Trip Flight". As follows, in order as framed.
    (Top) A 5.5" x 3.5" postcard with a handwritten "grüße von Allan" (greetings from Allan) message. A 65¢ Graf Zeppelin stamp (C13) is affixed and cancelled June 2, 1930, at Philadelphia F.S. with a second cancellation (upside down) at bottom from Friedrichshaffen, June 6, 1930. Addressed to Hanover, Germany with a handwritten "Via Graf Zeppelin" notation. Bears both the official U.S. diamond-shaped First Flight magenta and official German circular First Flight red rubberstamped cachets.
    (Middle) A decorative Graf Zeppelin card with a $1.30 stamp (C14) affixed and cancelled at City Hall Station, New York, on May 7, 1930. Addressed to Newark, New Jersey, and stamped at top left: "Via Graf Zeppelin/ Pan American Flight". Bears both the official U.S. diamond-shaped First Flight magenta and official German circular First Flight red rubberstamped cachets.
    (Bottom) A cover with the $2.60 stamp (C15) affixed and cancelled at Varick Street Station, New York, on April 23, 1930. Typewritten at top left: "Via Friedrichshafen and Graf Zeppelin to Lakehurst". Addressed to Oakland, California. Bears both the official U.S. diamond-shaped First Flight magenta and official German circular First Flight red rubberstamped cachets.
    An amazing set of three rare covers in an attractive display. Should have wide appeal. Fine.


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