Graf Zeppelin LZ-127 Flight Cover First Day FDC Lakehurst RT April 19 1930 C15 For Sale


Graf Zeppelin LZ-127 Flight Cover First Day FDC Lakehurst RT April 19 1930 C15

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Graf Zeppelin LZ-127 Flight Cover First Day FDC Lakehurst RT April 19 1930 C15 :
$495

This cover was carried on the LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin from Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, leaving on May 13, 1930, and arriving on May 31. It was originally mailed in Washington D. C. on April 19, the first day of issue of the C15, and transported to Friedrichshafen for the flight of the Graf. The Graf made five additional stops on her way to Lakehurst - Seville, Recife, Rio de Janerio, and Recife. These were Sieger flights 62, 63, 64, 65, and 66.

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4/19/1930 Washington D. C. postmark; this is the first day of issue of the C15 Graf Zeppelin stamp, making this a first day cover. The postmark is a SON. The Graf Zeppelin cover has the proper red circular German cachet and violet type I diamond cachet. It has the correct green cachet/receiver in Lakehurst on the reverse.It is listed as #64C (FDC variation) in the Sieger Katalog. The Michel catalog lists the cover as #66Gc.

Condition is as shown in the pics. The cover is pristine except for minor green ink transfer on the front and green ink smearing on the reverse. The C15 cancellation is a "sock on the nose". The cover has been neatly opened at left. This cover is easily exhibition quality.


The 2003 Michel catalog values the covers w/o the first day cancellation at 1000 Euro; the Sieger Katalog values the cover at 2250 Euro with the first day cancellation and 1500 without. Brookman values the FDC at $3000.

I continue to list a number ofairmail and FDcovers every week. I distribute the listings between the US covers - "postal history", "event other", "event Naval", "first flight", and FDCcategories, so please check my other listings (other items).

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