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NORTH POLE EXPLORATION: ITALY: 928, 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
Lot 1556
NORTH POLE EXPLORATION: ITALY: 928, 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
Condition: ** BL
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Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, Auction #89, Session 3

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Auction #89, Section 3 contains 590 lots (from 977 to 1567) of Imperial Russia, RSFSR issues, Soviet Union, Russian Semi-Postal, Air Post, Offices Abroad, Local issues of the Civil War Period, Russian Zemstvo, Countries of the World from "S" to "Y", including outstanding Ukraine, Worldwide Collections and Thematic lots This Sale will be held on April 17, 2021. THE LIVE BIDDING will take place in our Cranbury office, New Jersey. We provide a real-time bidding process on two platforms: BidSpirit.com and StampAuctionNetwork.com websites simultaneously. y. If you wish to participate in our Live Auction via the Internet, please go to www.raritanstamps.net for details. If you prefer to bid via telephone please CONTACT US in advance.
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