Lot 1471 India NOV.4.1929 First Day of Issue of Air Mail Stamps Flown Registered Cover, mailed from Park Street Calcutta to London England, “by Imperial Airways / India – Great Britain”. The cover is franked with all 5 stamps issued on that day (the 2a was issued later), and has three different air mail labels plus a boxed “FIRST DAY / OF ISSUE OF / AIR MAIL STAMPS”, with Park Street registration label on back, plus an oval registration GB receiver dated NOV.20. The cover is signed on back by G. Grant (the designer of the stamps) and Stephen H. Smith. Fresh, very fine and rare. Estimate $2,000, sold for C$2,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 366 Canada #80 1898 6c brown Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged, with large and even margins, fresh with bright colour, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. A truly remarkable stamp, for the perfectionist collector. Rsv. $675. Unitrade CV$900, sold for C$675.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 615 Canada #CL43 1928 (10c) yellow Patricia Airways Limited, a mint never hinged group of three complete panes with serial numbers 11, 15 and 18, each with pen or pencil notations (plane high, plane low, etc) at lower right corner in selvedge. Quite fresh and very fine. Rsv. $650. Unitrade CV$1,575, sold for C$1,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 291 Canada #57 1897 10c brown violet Jubilee, mint never hinged, well centered among four large and even margins, fresh and extremely fine. A very nice stamp, accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate, Rsv. $550. Unitrade CV$750, sold for C$550.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.