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    Posted: 02 May 2020 at 11:22
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A pair of balloon flown postcards, shown front, then back, and each depicting a balloon related Cinderella. They are,  clearly, issued in the same series, the top one from each scan is from the Netherlands the other issued by Leeds University Union in the UK.
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This cover and miniature sheet commemorate the Italian Balloonist Paolo Andreani, 1763-1823, first balloon flight over Italy in 1784. This cover was flown on a Montgolfier balloon in 1972 in Florence and is shown front and back.


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Auguste Piccard, 1884-1962, was a physicist, inventor, balloonist and explorer. His twin brother, Jean Felix Piccard, also a scientist, was also a balloonist and either or both was/were the inspiration for Star Trek: The Next Generation's Jean Luc Picard (now in a new Star Trek TV series, Picard). Auguste was also the inspiration for Herge's Professor Cuthbert Calculus (see the image on Wikipedia) in The Adventures of Tintin.

In 1932 he set an altitude record of 16,201m in Denbendorf, Switzerland. This 1972 balloon flight was the same as the Andreani one as above.

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A couple of balloon related items of ephemera, a postcard depicting the mail balloon le General Chanzy during the siege of Paris. The second item is from an item of stationery for the aeronaut, J P Goddard, unknown.
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Scan_20200511 (2) by Spicer57, on Flickr

Pharos balloon cinderellas produced by Hilary Daniels
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APEX sheet and postcard from BPE 1983
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Scan_20200511 (9) by Spicer57, on Flickr
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Scan_20200515 (2) by Spicer57, on Flickr

A sheet of Great Britain International Balloon Team labels overprinted for the annual Gordon-Bennett 1979 event. The Gordon-Bennett Cup competition (named after the famous newspaper proprietor) ran from 1906 to 1938 but was then suspended due to the invasion of Poland. It was unofficialy revived in 1979 but not recognised until 1983. Great Britain won in 2008.
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Another selection of balloon Cinderellas.
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2 more Gordon-Bennett items.
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