Lots 1556 - 1560 of Catalogue of Auction #89, April 15-17, 2021.

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Lots 1556 - 1560,
Catalogue of Auction #89, April 15-17, 2021. Raritan Stamps, Inc

 
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Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
RS
North Pole Exploration
RS
1556 ** block      Italy
1928, black diagonal overprint "Spedizione Soccorso Aereo 10 Giugno 1928" (Air Rescue Expedition 10 June 1928) on Umberto Nobile label in brown, complete pane of nine with natural straight edges at sides, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple. The Umberto Nobile Arctic Expedition of the Airship "Italia" started from Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) on May 23, flew over the North Pole, but crashed on the way back. Part of the crew died, the rest spent about a month on the ice in the camp, which became known as the "Red Tent". Several expeditions were organized to save the survivors; the last members of the Nobile Expedition were taken by the Soviet Ice-Breaker "Krasin" on July 12, Est. $500-$650
sold
1557  cover      Norway
1928 (August 16), stationery postcard 15o olive brown, sent from Bergen to Stavanger, addressed to the board of Ice-Breaker "Krasin", which after rescuing the Nobile Polar Expedition went in Stavanger for repair, written in Esperanto, VF and scarce
sold
1558  cover   1928, pre-printed cover sent in Oslo, addressed to Jens P. Heyerdahl, well-known attorney at law, franked by Coat of Arms 10o green, tied by machine cancellation, the text reads "Roald Amundsen. 14 December 1928", opened roughly, still F/VF. Roald Amundsen is a famous Norwegian Polar Explorer, tragically died in 1928 while searching for the wrecked the Umberto Nobile Polar Expedition
170.00
RS
Soviet Union
RS
1559  cover  1765-67    Station "North Pole 4"
October 8, 1956, Air Mail cover addressed to Max Stern (well-known Australian philatelist and dealer), franked by complete North Pole Stations set of three, tied by North Pole 4 "8.10.56" violet ds, delivered to Moscow and forwarded to Melbourne (arrived on November 4), VF
sold
1560 ** block  C97    Station "North Pole 6"
1956, 1r multicolored, unfolded complete sheet of 72 (6x12), full OG, NH, VF, SC.v. 10,800P
sold

Lots 1556 - 1560,
Catalogue of Auction #89, April 15-17, 2021. Raritan Stamps, Inc