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Lot# 2178 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 2178 Collections/lots Europe

    1906/39: GORDON BENNETT BALLONING COMPETITION, specialised Collection in two albums with 70 covers & cards sorted chronologically, includes photo cards, droppings, vignettes and add. material related to the different competitions, starting with four photo cards from the first competition at the Jardin des Tuilleries in Paris (30 Sept 1906) with Albert Santos-Dumont, three cards from the competition in Schmargendorf nearby Berlin (Oct. 1908), drop card Gericke/Duncker from the balloon 'Berlin II' on the way from "Mineapolis Oct. 24.1911" to Germany, seven items of the Stuttgart 1912 competition, further ten items, four of them flown, of the competition in Solbosh, Belgium (1925), 'Balloon Race Louisville' 1929 (1) and Cleveland 1930 up to the competitions in Poland 1934/35 with several flown items such as 'SYRENA', 'LEGJONOWO' as well as several covers flown with the balloon of the Belgium pilot DeMuyter from Warsaw (1935/36). A wonderful selection, has to be studied to be appreciated.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF