Lot 51155 – Ireland » Airmails

1922-2011, BALLOON MAIL collection

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1922-2011, BALLOON MAIL collection written up in 9 albums, beginning with Switzerland 1922 “Gordon Bennett” balloon race (3 used publicity cards, two with vignettes, 8 picture postcards of the starting grounds in Geneva, etc.), 1936 “Gordon Bennett” cup cover carried and signed by the winning pilot (one of only 10 sent from England), 1949 War Memorial balloon flight (17 covers/cards incl. pilot signatures), Irish acceptances for balloon flights in Austria, glider flight covers, US first missile flight and so on, a wealth of material incl. ephemera such as photos, the bulk being modern balloon/glider championship covers
Estimate 1’500 – 2’000 GBP
Auction date Fri 7 Jun 2019 at 17:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)