Lot 1624 Thailand Group of 27 First Flight or Airmail Covers and Cards, 1919 to 1930, with two items from the 1919 flight Bangkok to Chandabury; a 1927 first flight Bangkok to Batavia; Eight first flight cards from 1923-25; A DEC 22 1929 first flight “Goodwill” by Siamese Plane Bangkok to Calcutta India (Stephen Smith) where the plane crashed in forest shortly after takeoff and pilot got killed. The mail was rescued and forwarded to Calcutta by the Royal Siamese Air Force. Also a variety of other interesting material, some addressed to Hanoi, Bangkok or Calcutta, with a variety of flights, frankings, cachets, etc. Overall fine or better, two are damaged by water. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $200, sold for C$3,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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 483 Newfoundland #C13a-C17a 1933 5c to 75c Air Mail Set Imperforate, all in horizontal pairs, 30c has sheet margin at right, 60c and 75c are from bottom right corner of sheet. Never hinged, except for the 30c and 60c which are very lightly hinged, very fine. Rsv. Unitrade C$4,200, sold for C$2,100.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 313 Canada #CE3DP 1946 17c Air Mail Special Delivery Large Die Proof, sunk-in on card measuring 230 x 154 mm, with “X-G-817” and CBN Co. inscription below the stamp image. A rare die proof, with the incorrect accent on the second E of EXPRES. Rsv. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$2,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.