Lot 1386A, 1911 World’s First Official Air Mail Flight, Allahabad to Naini Junction then Calcutta, sold for C$4,680

Lot 1386A, 1911 World's First Official Air Mail Flight, Allahabad to Naini Junction then Calcutta, sold for C$4,680Lot 1386A 1911.FEB.11 World’s First Official Air Mail Flight, Allahabad to Naini Junction, then to Calcutta, with Allahabad and Bombay datestamps on front. A large size post card with large magenta First Aerial Post cachet canceling stamp, plus a second free strike, reverse depicting the biplane used for this historical air mail flight. The card is signed on back by the pilot Henri Pequet (only 40 recorded) and on front by Stephen H. Smith. Tears at bottom, still a rare and desirable flight. From the Pont Collection. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$4,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.