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150 PER ARDUA AD ASTRA GERMANY ASTROPHILATELY ROCKETMAIL If not mentioned otherwise, all catalogue references are based on HOPFERWIESER 3697 3697 F RT-1 6 € 800 1931, R. TILING/"RAKETENFLUGZEUG (K) FTL 3" - FIRST GERMAN ROCKET MAIL on 15.04.1931; flown photo card with picture of a starting rocket on reverse, launched in "Ochsenmoor am Dümer", adressed to his wife in Osnabrück; 188 pieces flown, no. 155; with cancellation Dielingen and special postmark (K) FTL 3; signature of R. Tiling, vf. Ellington-Z. 1C1 3699 3699 F NK-11 6 € 1.000 1944, "VERGELTUNGSWAFFE 1" - V1 P.O.W. POST, rocket flown leaflet "V1/4", December 1944, prepared by the Germans and dropped by V1 over England, only a handful known to exist, perfect condition, certified Bolaffi FRANCE 3698 3698 F GZ-05a 6 € 80 1934, G. ZUCKER/"WINTERHILFSSTART HEXENTANZPLATZ" - coloured NDL card "Dampfer Bremen" flown on 28.01.1934 from Thale (Harz), 700 pieces flown; with cancellation Thale "29.1.34" & official seal "NSDAP Ortsgruppe Thale"; 6 Pfg Wagner and rocket stamps 1, 2 & 3 RM imperforated, signature of G. Zucker. vf. Ellington-Z. 6C2a ex 3700 3700 F CR-Ia(2)+b+d 6 € 50 1935, K. ROBERTI/FORBIDDEN FLIGHTS CALAIS - DOVER - 4 prepared covers for flights across the Channel from Europe to Great Britain on 29.09.1935; 1.600 pieces prepared; with special vignette & special postmarks. Signed Roberti, vf. Ellington-Z. 4C1 (2x), 4C2, 4C4

PER ARDUA AD ASTRA 151 INDIA 3703 F SS-25 6 € 60 1935, S. SMITH/ROCKET No. 85 - Cdr. Norcok, on 29.09.1935 flown card from a ridge on the way towards Tibet to Euchay Gompa; 200 pieces flown; with special vignette, special postmark "Sikkim Rocket Experiment" & "Despatched by H.H. The Maharajah". Signed Smith, nearly invinsible: 1 tear on top (1.5cm) & 1 tear on left (0.5cm), otherwise f. Ellington-Z. Sikkim 12C1 3701 3701 F SS-01 6 € 120 1934, S. SMITH/ROCKET No. 1 - Ship to Shore, on 30.09.1934 flown cover from the ship "Pansex" to Saugor Island, failed trial; 143 pieces flown; with special vignette and cancellation Sugor Island. Signed Smith, vf. Ellington-Z. 1C1 3704 3704 F SS-28 6 € 70 1935, S. SMITH/ROCKET No. 88 - Chumbi, on 01.10.1935 flown card from Tashi Namgyal Filed to the British Residence; 160 pieces flown; with special vignette, cancellation Gangtok, special postmark "Sikkim Rocket Experiment". Signed Smith, nearly invinsible: 1 tear on bottom (0.5cm), otherwise vf. Ellington-Z. 15C1 3702 3702 F SS-07b 6 € 90 1934, S. SMITH/ROCKETS No. 21 & 22 - Shore to Ship Night Firing, on 17.12.1934 flown cover with miniature news pape, from Saugor Island to the ship "S.S. Kustang"; 263 pieces flown; with special vignette and cancellations Sugor Island & Calcutta. Signed Smith; spots on top and on back, otherwise vf. Ellington-Z. 7C1a 3705 3705 F SS-29 6 € 80 1935, S. SMITH/ROCKET No. 89 - Princess Pemtsidon, on 04.10.1935 flown card from Gangtok Telegraph Office; 137 pieces flown; with special vignette, special postmark "Sikkim Rocket Experiment" & "Rocket Mail. Princess Pemtsidon". Signed Smith, 1 tear on bottom (1.7cm), 2 repaired tears on right side (up to 5cm). Ellington-Z. 16C1 3703