Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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GERHARD ZUCKER (1908–1985) was a German businessman and rocket engineer. He first came to public notice in 1933 when he performed several rocketry experiments in Germany and at Cuxhaven, aimed at delivery of mail by rocket. In 1934, he emigrated to the UK, where he attempted to interest the British government in his rocket. After a failed rocket demonstration for officials of the British Royal Mail on July 31, 1934, he was deported to Germany, where he was arrested on suspicion of cooperating with the British. During World War II he served in the Luftwaffe, and postwar he continued his efforts in the same field. Excellent grouping of six items directly relating to Zucker's rocket mail efforts in Cuxhaven, Germany, and all flown by rocket in later years. Includes: 1961 postally-used commemorative cover; two 1961 postally-used commemorative postcards signed by Zucker, two 1961 postally-used commemorative postcards (unsigned); and a flown picture postcard, signed. Overall fine.
ROCKET MAIL FLOWN COVERS - CUXHAVEN, GERMANY
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Minimum Bid: $70.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $140 - $200
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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