Lot# 4111 - Auction 218-221
Lot# : 4111
1931: Postcard from the Vatican franked by 1929 80 c. rose-carmine tied by 'Citta Del Vaticano' cds (March 31), sent airmail to Germany for the Zeppelin Flight to Egypt and thus additionally franked by Italy 1930 1 l. orange airmail tied by Rome datestamp (April 1), then franked by Germany 1924 1 m. green tied by Friedrichshafen cds (April 9) for onward transmission. Reverse showing 'Graf Zeppelin / Caire' cds (April 11), and also struck with LUFTSCHIFF GRAF ZEPPELIN / ÄGYPTENFAHRT 1931 Pyramid cachet in red and framed 'Mit Luftpost befördert / Postamt München 2' in red. A very rare card, the Vatican was not a 'contract' state and thus the triple franking. Extremely rare with circa 5 items recorded from the Vatican.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 2,000 CHF
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