Lot 978, 1930 Maryland Free State first flight, Calcutta to Alameda California

Worldwide Postal History is on offer in today’s auction sessions.

Lot 978, 1930 Maryland Free State first flight, Calcutta to Alameda CaliforniaLot 978 1930.MAR.9 “Maryland Free State” First Flight from Calcutta to Alameda California, piloted by Geysendorffer and Scholte, franked with 1a KGV definitive and a USA 2c cancelled at Alameda on MAY.12. Handstamped “AIR LINER / MARYLAND FREE STATE” and signed by pilot Scholte. Addressed to Stephen Smith, with his signature on back. The cover has small toning spots else very fine. A rare cover, with only 26 covers flown, from the Pont Collection. This was the example Mr. Pont exhibited in the early 1930s. Estimate $1,000.

Lot 110, Canada one cent yellow Small Queen, XF NH

Sale 34 begins today with Canada and British North America.

Lot 110, Canada one cent yellow Small Queen, XF NHLot 110 Canada #35 1890s 1c Yellow Small Queen, mint with full, never hinged original gum. A lovely and fresh stamp, with exceptional centering, extremely fine. A very similar example sold in our June 2020 sale for $675 plus fee. Accompanied by a 2016 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $200. Unitrade CV$180.

Lot 511, Canada three penny red Beaver on cover Kingston to Guelph, via Toronto and Belleville

Lot 511, Canada three penny red Beaver on cover Kingston to Guelph, via Toronto and BellevilleLot 511 Canada #4iii 3d Red Imperforate Beaver on Ribbed, Hard Wove Paper on Cover, mailed from Kingston (OCT.19.1857 broken circle) to Guelph (OCT.20 receiver) via Toronto and Belleville (both OCT.20 transits on back). The cover is franked with a sheet margin single of the ribbed, hard wove paper 3d red imperforate, ideally tied by a double broken circle datestamp (contrary to regulation, scarce). Light horizontal fold does not detract from this desirable cover, both for the cancellation and for the scarce stamp usage. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade CV$800.