May 07, 2015 - Sale 2382

Sale 2382 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
45 1/4x34 1/2 inches, 115x87 1/2 cm. Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin.
Condition B / B+: repaired tears and overpainting in margins through text and image; restored losses and creases in margins and image.
For this event, the inaugural air meet at Berlin's flying field, "the foremost aviators in the world" gathered to compete for 150,000 Deutsche Marks in prize money. The title can also be understood to mean "the first aviators in the world," which makes sense, as this air show occurred at the dawn of the competitive aviation era. DFP-III 161, Bernhard p. 33, Perier p. 11, Looping the Loop pl. 27.