Detail: Lot 128

Lot No: 128
Date: 1936, Aug 28
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Belgium

Description: (Polar) Belgium-Poland-Russia:Balloon flight card,19361936 Gordon Bennett Cup, carried by renown Belgian balloonist E.de Muyter: flown by plane to Warsaw, Poland; then on de Muyter's balloon "Belgica" that flew 1715km in 46 hours, and landed way north, near Arkhangelsk. Imprint on reverse states, in part, that "une partie du courrier a ete perdu" - part of carried mail was destroyed or lost (probably thrown out to prolong the flight).

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(Belgium) (Polar) Belgium-Poland-Russia:Balloon flight card,19361936 Gordon Bennett Cup, carried by renown Belgian balloonist E.de Muyter: flown by plane to Warsaw, Poland; then on de Muyter's balloon "Belgica" that flew 1715km in 46 hours, and landed way north, near Arkhangelsk. Imprint on reverse states, in part, that "une partie du courrier a ete perdu" - part of carried mail was destroyed or lost (probably thrown out to prolong the flight).
(Belgium) (Polar) Belgium-Poland-Russia:Balloon flight card,19361936 Gordon Bennett Cup, carried by renown Belgian balloonist E.de Muyter: flown by plane to Warsaw, Poland; then on de Muyter's balloon "Belgica" that flew 1715km in 46 hours, and landed way north, near Arkhangelsk. Imprint on reverse states, in part, that "une partie du courrier a ete perdu" - part of carried mail was destroyed or lost (probably thrown out to prolong the flight).