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 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 1436 Java Two Folded Letters Mailed from The British Post Office in Java, 1813 and 1815, the first was mailed in 1813 (datelined inside) from Batavia to Indromajoe, with intaglio receiver on front as well as boxed POST-PAID. The second was mailed in 1815 (datelined inside) from Sourabaya to Grisse with intaglio receiver on front (including letters EEIC standing for English East India Company) plus boxed POST-PAID. These letters are in pristine condition for their age, and all of the postmarks (in red) are also very fine and clean. A very rare duo, dated in the short period of British Occupation (1811-1816). Also includes a lovely red wax seal, apparently from 1792, depicting a very fancy sailing ship being the seal of the Dutch East Indies Company. Estimate C$1,000.