1936 OLYMPICS. Silver & Enamel Cigarette case with Olympic Games symbol and flight details + small photograph (to be returned)
Lot 156
International Flight and Airman's Rally
£2,500 - 3,500
US$ 3,900 - 5,500

Lot Details
International Flight and Airman's Rally 1936 OLYMPICS. Silver & Enamel Cigarette case with Olympic Games symbol and flight details + small photograph (to be returned)
International Flight and Airman's Rally
An Austrian Silver & Enamel presentation Cigarette case, the rectangular case engraved with a map of Northern Europe and the various air routes of the rally to Rangsdorf Aerodrome, Berlin. Together with the Olympic rings and the date 1936. The gilt interior inscribed with a DH85 Leopard Moth aircraft, bearing the registration OE-ABC, registered to the Austrian Aero Club in 1934, in a chamois leather case 75 x 100mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Presented by Prince Ulrich Kinsky to Miss Margot Hambling, passenger with her sister on the Prince's De Havilland Leopard Moth on the occasion of the International Long Distance Air Rally from Yoxford, Suffolk, to Berlin, July 29th 1936. Thence by direct descent.

    The Aero Club of Germany arranged a long distance air rally to Berlin-Rangsdorf Aerodrome between 29th-30th July 1936 , with the aim of encouraging foreign amateur pilots to attend the opening of the Olympic Games. Land and sea planes were admitted up to a weight of 5,250lbs. They had to start at 0600 on the 29th and finish on the 30th between 1400-1600hrs. 16 Nations entered for the rally, a total of 54 aircraft, with Austria entering the largest contingent of nine, one piloted by the President of the Austrian Aero-Club, Prince Ulrich Kinsky.

    Prince Ulrich Kinsky 1895-1938.
    10th Prince Kinsky of Wehinitz & Tattau (Austrian nobility, abolished post WW1) was born in Bohemia. In later life he was a prominent member of the Sudeten German Party, which resulted in the confiscation of their Czech estates post WW2. A prominent amateur airman, motorist and sportsman, he was instrumental in introducing Polo to Austria in 1910 and was an Umpire for the event at the 1936 Olympiad. He died in Vienna at the age of 45.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Books (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673
Similar Items