Lot 1531, Group of 47 Graf Zeppelin South American flown covers and cards, sold for C$1,404

Lot 1531, Group of 47 Graf Zeppelin South American flown covers and cards, sold for C$1,404Lot 1531 Group of 47 Graf Zeppelin South America Flown Covers and Cards, includes items from Argentina (x10), Bolivia (x3), Brazil (x19), Chile (x2), Paraguay (x4) and Uruguay (x8), all addressed to Germany, except for one Brazil to Austria and two Brazil flown internally. Most have creases or other faults, still overall fine or better. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1512, Group of 56 First Flight and Air Mail covers and cards from European Countries, sold for C$1,170

From Lot 1512, Group of 56 First Flight and Air Mail covers and cards from European Countries, sold for C$1,170Lot 1512 Group of 56 First Flight and Air Mail Covers and Cards, 1920s-1930s, from European Countries: Latvia (x2), Hungary (x4), Poland (x6), Ethiopia (x1), Romania (x2), Greece (x4), Iceland (x1), Norway (x3), Sweden (x1), Denmark (x1), Yugoslavia (x1), Austria (x6), Estonia (x1), Persia (x2), Palestine (x1), Saar (x7), Egypt (x3), Belgium (x4), Portugal (x3), French Morocco (x3). Many of these were in Mr. Pont’s exhibit and feature interesting frankings, rates, destinations (many to India, etc), cachets, and more. Some were affected by humid storage, still overall fine to very fine. Viewing highly recommended to better appreciate the scarce material in this lot, many scans available online. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1206, Montreal 1896 machine cancel, Type M-1 straight line, sold for C$1,579

Lot 1206, Montreal 1896 machine cancel, Type M-1 straight line, sold for C$1,579Lot 1206 Montreal (Type M-1 Straight Line) dated MAR 10 (19-0) 1896 tying 2c Small Queen on local cover to Hochelaga (adjacent P.O. rate). First day of use, and the only reported example on cover. Cover reduced at left. Ex. David Sessions (1999). From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1214, Canada 1911 Montreal machine cancel type 1-1 Ensign Flag on Small Queen cover, sold for C$1,872

Lot 1214, Canada 1911 Montreal machine cancel type 1-1 Ensign Flag on Small Queen cover, sold for C$1,872Lot 1214 Montreal (Type 1-1 Ensign Flag), dated MAR 23 (11-0) tying 1c Small Queen strip of three on cover (missing backflap) addressed to H.E. Waite, one of the co-inventors of the first Imperial canceling machines. Only 2 reported usages on this day, and the only known cover (the other one is a card). Ex. Larry Paige. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.