Lot 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.
Lot 79 Canada #53 1897 3c Bright Rose Jubilee, mint never hinged, with deep, rich colour, four balanced large margins and extremely fine. A remarkable stamp in all respects. From The Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$150, sold for C$350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1408 1927.JUN.25 Dutch Flight Calcutta to Batavia, franked with two 1a stamps tied by Calcutta datestamp, alongside a red and white flight label with small black biplane, the cover is addressed to Batavia (with JUL.1 receiver on back, alongside a Weltevreden datestamp of the same day) there is a 15c Dutch postage due stamp on front. An overall fine cover, with only 31 carried. From the Pont Collection. Estimate $300, sold for C$1,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 553 Canada #106ii 1911 2c Deep Rose Red Admiral, mint never hinged, with fresh bright colour, well centered and extremely fine. A lovely and desirable example of this distinct shade. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $180. Unitrade CV$150, sold for C$190.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1509 1932.APR.14 Bertram “Atlantis” Round-the-World Flight, flown Cologne to Calcutta, franked with 1a definitive and canceled at Park Street Calcutta. Front and back show a violet “Atlantis”/ Ichapur” cachet, and front has the route typed in red. Addressed to Stephen Smith, and signed on back by pilot Capt. Hans Bertram. This tiny card was in Mr. Pont’s exhibit, very fine. Estimate $150, sold for C$3,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.