Lot 886, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover from Shediac NB to Rome Italy

Lot 886 AMCN #3331b July 25, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover from Shediac NB to Rome, Italy, sent registered and addressed to Fred Jarrett in Rome, with three different Rome backstamp receivers (Aug 12 to 14). Returned to Canada via Montreal and the Ottawa Dead Letter Office to Jarrett in Toronto. The cover is franked with a total of $3.30 (including three different $1 stamps) and has a “Canada Carbon Ribbon Co.” corner card and a “Beaver Brand” illustration on back. Tiny bit grubby, still a very interesting and “busy” cover, with only 70 flown pieces. AMCN CV$1,000.

Auction #16 will take place on January 27-29, 2015

After organizing our new offices and getting comfortable, we are gearing up for an excellent sale in the new year. Most lotting is complete, and catalogue production will start very soon.

Our Canada & BNA offering has many highlights, including two Seaway Inverts (mint NH, and seldom seen used), a collection of plate block Officials including high values with missing periods, an XF unused Newfoundland #2, a 1933 bistre Balbo Flight with Inverted Surcharge.

Canada also features the lovely Summerhill Collection of Admirals. The owner made a point of collecting the very best quality of every Admiral listed in the Unitrade catalogue. All mint never hinged, fresh, very fine centered or better, in singles and often in blocks, including coil multiples. A few major re-entries (used) are also included.

The British Commonwealth is highlighted by the Stanstead Collection, primarily Africa to 1953. With consistently high quality, where used sets were available in nice condition, these were preferred. Overall the offering has very rich, deep colour. In some sets the high values are mint (sometimes never hinged), reflecting the owner’s wish to avoid used high values that may have had suspect cancels.

Commonwealth also includes a very nice Falkland Islands collection.

We continue to offer consistently good Postal History, with both individual and grouped lots, and many wide-ranging collections & accumulations of considerable volume that will reward inspection.

The auction will be held on January 27th, 28th and 29th, 2015 in our new premises at 1550 Carling Avenue, Suite 203, Ottawa. Catalogues will be mailed early in the new year, with posting on sparks-auctions.com and Stamp Auction Network at that time as well.

We have already amassed much material for a spring sale. Please contact us if you have anything you would like included.

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Ottawa, Canada