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Austrian Ganzsache / postal stationery card upfranked to be used as a catapult cover from Vienna, Austria to New York via airplane and the Dampfer / Steamer Bremen. Slightly worn, bent corners, etc. but in good used condition, as per scans, particularly for a piece as well-traveled as this one. Probably unique -- only four(!!!) Austrian covers were flown on this flight. This one was to a passenger who is marked "D. Bremen not on board" and "Zurueck" / "Return". Reverse has stamps "Nicht Besatzg" and "Nicht 3. Klasse" from August 6 and 7 -- variations of "not here". With both the black Bremen-New York cachet, an the purple Mit Luftpost cachet as well (2x premium) -- EUR2000+++
US$2199
Postcard from Shanghai during the Boxer Uprising, showing the French Bund (consulate district), used with German China-overprinted Krone Adler issue stamp. From the crew of the Austrian warship SMS Kaiser Karl VI to a friend in Fiume. Signed by the crew int includes singatures of Ernst von Foerster, Brasseur von Kehldorf, and Georg Riter VON TRAPP, famed commander of the Austrian U5 submarine in WWI, and later for defying the Nazis in Salzburg -- the basis for the movie 'The Sound of Music'. An extremely rare piece of wartime and movie history, when von Trapp served his country in China aboard the SMS Karl VI during the Boxer Rebellion.
US$1799
So-called Petschili registered cover from Deutsche Auslandpostamt China / German Offices China during the Boxer Rebellion period, sent to the Austrian warship SMS Zenta, which at the time was in Nagasaki, Japan. With Japanese ricepaper[silk?] label reverse. A bit worn, folded in center, good condition for a genuinely used piece from this period in Chinese/Japanese/German/Austrian history. Expertized twice by Mansfeld.
US$1099
Austrian Beethoven Ganzsache / postal stationery card upfranked to be used as a catapult cover from Vienna, Austria to New York via airplane and the Dampfer / Steamer Bremen. Slightly worn and in excellent condition, as per scans. Quite rare, only 13(!!!) flown.
US$1099
Austrian Ganzsache / postal stationery card upfranked to be used as a catapult cover from Vienna, Austria to New York via airplane and the Dampfer / Steamer Bremen. Slightly worn and in very good condition, with long typewritten message, as per scans. Quite scarce, only 19(!!) flown.
US$1099
Austrian cover flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1933 Suedamerikafahrt / 3rd South America flight, with SAF and Berlin Anschlussflug cachet, Wien / Vienna CDS, and Barcelona receiver from the drop reverse. '17 CV EUR540+++. Only 20(!) Austria pieces were flown on this leg -- with an unknown number with airmail from the WIPA exhibition to Berlin. Slightly worn and wrinkled, good condition as per scans. Rare!
US$699
Austrian postcard flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1930 Schweizfahrt / Swiss flight, with St Gallen receiver. '17 CV EUR600. Only 52(!) Austrian pieces flown. Slightly worn, excellent condition, as per scans.
US$579
Austrian postcard flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1930 Schweizfahrt / Swiss flight, with Geneva / Genf cachet. '17 CV EUR550. Only 56 Austrian pieces flown. Slightly worn, excellent condition, as per scans.
US$579
Amoy, China postcard datelined Shanghai, used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I, with message detailing his travels to Wootang[?] China, to Manschakwon[?] to Peking, and then saying they will going to Japan for three months. An interesting document from the tiny contingent of the Austrian Imperial Navy on the Asia Station. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Japanese-Russian War postcard datelined WOOSUNG June 15, 1905 from a crew member of the SMS Elisabeth, franked with Chinese small dragon stamps and sent through Shanghai to Pola, where it was redirected to Ungarisch Brod, Maehren / Moravia (now Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic). A bit worn, bent corners, but a very scarce card from the small contingent of the Austrian Kriegsmarine in the Far East at this period.
US$579
Postcard from on board the SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth, in China to support the Alliance of 8 Country's occupation after suppressing the Boxer Rebellion. This is a very scarce representative from the small contingent of the Austrian Kriegsmarine in the Far East at this period. Austria had a relatively small Navy which became landlocked after WWI. Slightly worn; excellent , genuine used condition. With KuK Kriegsmarine Kaiserin Elisabeth cancel and POLA receiver.
US$579
Astor House Hotel corner cover used locally to the SMS Aspern in port in Shanghai, with SHANGHAI LOCAL POST cancel reverse. The SMS Aspern was in China to support the Alliance of 8 Country's occupation after suppressing the Boxer Rebellion. This is a very scarce representative from the small contingent of the Austrian Kriegsmarine in the Far East at this period. Austria had a relatively small Navy which became landlocked after WWI. Slightly worn and toned, genuine used condition.
US$579
Feldpost cover from the Befehlshaber der Spanienstreitkraefte / Commander of the Spanish Armed Forces of the 11. Spanien Verband / 11th Spanish Assembly of the German Navy, which was, at this time on board Panzerschiff Deutschland. Signed by Konteradmiral Wilhelm Marschall, Commander of the fleet see scan of reverse). From 1936 until 1938, the German Navy, along with land and air forces (The Condor Legion), were sent to support Franco's Fascist Falangists (Spanish Phalanx of the Assemblies of the National Syndicalist Offensive / Falange Espanola de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista) in the Spanish Civil War / Spanischen Buergerkrieges. The Nazis were apparently excited to be able to try out many of their new weapons in combat. This combat included the carpet bombing of Guernica, which, in addition to killing scores of people, inspired the anti-war masterpiece by Pablo Picasso.
US$469
Postcard canceled I.R. Spezizione Postale Canea, from Austrian marine landed to protect the Turkish garrisons on Crete and keep the general peace. With interesting hand-drawn descriptions on the back, locating the encampment at the north of the island 'directly in front of the landing ship'. also with humorous drawings/descriptions of the occupation, describing the Cretan [olive] oil of the highest quality and in infinite supply. Slightly won, in top condition, especially for a genuinely used card with period contents from the engagement, and a rare representative of the small contingent of the Austrian Kriegsmarine in the Greece-Turkish wartime arena.
US$469
Waffen SS Belgian volunteer feldpost cover from member of 6. SS-Freiwilligen-Sturm-Brigade Langemark; a bit worn as per scan. Scarce 'open' address of the SS Langemark brigade and cancel of Lilast Lager in Riga. Also with 'open' Dienstsiegel of Flakartillerieschule Ost 4. Sent to a woman (Helferin) at Feldpost number 10002, Oberfeld-Kommandantur 570 -- each of these factors are individually scarce and together make this cover exceptionally so. CV EUR800+.
US$409
Austrian postcard flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1930 Ostpreussenfahrt / Eastern Prussia flight, dropped at Koenigsberg. '17 CV EUR350. Only 35(!) Austrian pieces flown. Slightly worn, excellent condition, as per scans.
US$409
Feldpost cover from the Befehlshaber der Spanienstreitkraefte / Commander of the Spanish Armed Forces of the 11. Spanien Verband / 11th Spanish Assembly of the German Navy, which was, at this time on board Panzerschiff Deutschland. From 1936 until 1938, the German Navy, along with land and air forces (The Condor Legion), were sent to support Franco's Fascist Falangists (Spanish Phalanx of the Assemblies of the National Syndicalist Offensive / Falange Espanola de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista) in the Spanish Civil War / Spanischen Buergerkrieges. The Nazis were apparently excited to be able to try out many of their new weapons in combat. This combat included the carpet bombing of Guernica, which, in addition to killing scores of people, inspired the anti-war masterpiece by Pablo Picasso.
US$349
Autograph card from Freiherr Hermann Koevess von Koevesshaza; General der Infanterie, commander of the III Army, commander of Army Group Koevess, and Governer of Montenegro. Finally he was Feldmarschall Koevess and appointed supreme commander (by Kaiser Karl) of the Austrian forces.
US$349
Austrian postcard flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1930 Schweizfahrt / Swiss flight, with Basel cachet. '17 CV EUR350. Only 95 Austrian pieces flown. Slightly worn, top condition, as per scans.
US$349
German WWII Belgian volunteer feldpost cover from member of Stab u. 1.-4. Kompanie (Wallonien) Infanterie-Bataillon 373; Walloon unit feldpost is quite scarce. The 373rd Infantry Batallion was subsumed by the Waffen SS and became part of SS-Sturmbrigade Wallonien in June 1943. With long contents in French.
US$349
Austrian postcard flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1931 Zuerichfahrt / Zurich flight, dropped at Zurich and further flown to Bern, with receivers from both. '17 CV EUR290+. Only 87 Austrian pieces flown. Slightly worn, excellent condition, as per scans.
US$329
Austrian card flown aboard the Hindenburg LZ129 airship's 1936 Olympiafahrt / Olympics flight, with LZ129 cachet, Wien / Vienna CDS, and Wien receiver. '17 CV EUR320. Slightly worn, light crease upper right corner, very good condition as per scans.
US$329
Austrian cover flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1933 Suedamerikafahrt / 1st South America flight (stopping at Barcelona), with SAF and Berlin Anschlussflug / connecting flight cachets, and Wien / Vienna CDS. Supposed to stop at Barcelona, instead the mail was just dropped there. '17 CV EUR240++. Only 69 pieces were dropped on this leg, with an uncatalogued number bearing the additional Anschlussflug cachet. Slightly worn, very good condition, as per scans. Also, a very scarce franking in the two 1S Bird airmails. Expertized Dr Simon reverse.
US$299
Austrian postcard flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1931 Oehringenfahrt / Oehringen-Frankfurt flight, with Friedrichshafen receiver. '17 CV EUR260. Only 54 Austrian pieces flown on this leg. Slightly worn, excellent condition, as per scans.
US$299
Austrian cover flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1931 Oehringenfahrt / Oehringen-Frankfurt flight, with Friedrichshafen receiver. '17 CV EUR260. Only 54 Austrian pieces flown on this leg. Slightly worn, excellent condition, as per scans.
US$299
Austrian postcard flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1930 Deutschlandfahrt, with Berlin receiver. '17 CV EUR250. Only 45(!) Austrian pieces flown. Slightly worn, very good condition, as per scans.
US$289
Austrian card flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1931 Suedamerikafahrt / 2nd South America flight and dropped at San Vicente, with SAF cachets, Wien / Vienna CDS, and S. Vicente Cabo Verde receiver. '17 CV EUR150+++. Only 75 Austria pieces flown and dropped there, and upon arrival back in Vienna, was forwarded via Pneumatic mail / Rohrpost, with Wien Rohrpost cancels front and back. Slightly worn, bent upper right corner, very good condition, as per scans.
US$289
Austrian card flown aboard the Hindenburg LZ129 airship's 1936 Olympiafahrt / Olympics flight, with LZ129 cachet, Wien / Vienna CDS, and Wien receiver. '17 CV EUR320. Slightly worn, very good condition as per scans.
US$289
Austrian postcard flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1931 Polarfahrt / Polar flight to the Russian city of Leningrad, with receiver. '17 CV EUR280. Slightly worn, excellent condition, as per scans. Good franking with the 3S airmail.
US$289
Austrian State Opera Real Photo RPPC flown aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1930 1. Suedamerikafahrt (SAF) / 1st South America Flight. '17 CV EUR300. Dropped at Bahia -- only 112 cards, 41 covers mailed for this leg. Slightly worn, very good condition, as per scans.
US$289