Lot 1429, 1928 Calcutta via Berlin to Tokyo flight cover

Session Three, Postal History, begins today at about 9:30am, immediately following the Commonwealth/Worldwide section.

Lot 1429, 1928 Calcutta via Berlin to Tokyo flight coverBack of Lot 1429, 1928 Calcutta via Berlin to Tokyo flight coverLot 1429 1928.SEP.30 Baron von Huenefeld Berlin to Tokyo Flight, Calcutta to Tokyo Japan Leg, addressed to Stephen Smith, care of the German Consulate in Tokyo, Japan, with green “Europa SS” flight cachet and violet “Baron Huenefled” and blue “Tokio 18 Oct.” handstamps, Stephen Smith message and signature on reverse reading “Greetings by Baron von Huenfeld, etc.” Very Fine, only 47 cards carried on this leg of the flight. From the Leon Victor Pont Collection of early India First Flight postal history. Estimate C$350.

Lot 1559, India 1929 Berlin to Tokyo flight “Kamerad” card, Calcutta-Singapore leg, sold for C$1,556

Lot 1559, India 1929 Berlin to Tokyo flight, Calcutta-Singapore leg, "Kamerad" card (front), sold for C$1,556Lot 1559, India 1929 Berlin to Tokyo flight, Calcutta-Singapore leg, "Kamerad" card (back), sold for C$1,556Lot 1559 India JAN.29.1929 Baron von Koenig Berlin to Tokyo, Calcutta-Singapore Leg. “Kamerad” card addressed to (and signed by) Stephen Smith, re-addressed to von Koenig (“the Boy Pilot”) in Singapore. The card has all the appropriate labels and handstamps (front and back, both scanned online). Very fine and rare, according to Mr. Pont one cover and 25 cards were carried. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,330.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 648, two Canada 1897 Jubilee covers, both very fine, sold for C$603

Lot 648, Canada 1897 six cent Jubilee cover Toronto to Milwaukee, very fine, lot sold for C$603Lot 648 Canada #54, 55 1897 6c and 1899 5c Jubilee Covers, the very fine 6c stamp is tied by a Toronto “D” flag machine cancel dated SEP.6.1897 and addressed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin (next day receiver on back), and the fine 5c stamp is tied by a Montreal 8-13 (Die VI) flag cancel dated SEP.29.1899 and addressed to Berlin, Germany (OCT.13 receiver on back). Two very fine covers. Unitrade CV$650, sold for C$525.00 plus 15% buyers premium.
Lot 648, Canada 1897 five cent Jubilee cover Montreal to Berlin, very fine, lot sold for C$603

 

Lot 825, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover to Germany, Shediac to Rome to Berlin

Lot 825, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover to Germany, Shediac to Rome to Berlin

Lot 825, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover to Germany, Shediac to Rome to Berlin (reverse)Lot 825 1933 Balbo Flight Cover to Germany, mailed Shediac NS (JUL.25.1933 duplex) to the British Consul in Berlin, Germany via General Balbo Italian Air Squadron flight. Sent via Rome, Italy (AUG.8 backstamp) and arrived in Berlin on AUG.14. Apparently returned to North Sydney NS one month later on AUG.26 (backstamp). The cover is franked with three $1 Mount Cavell (#177) and a 20c Harvesting Wheat (#175), with special blue cachet on front. The Airmails of Canada and Newfoundland (1997) indicates that only 70 pieces were carried from Shediac to Rome on JUL.25. Most of the mail carried by Balbo’s squadron with Canadian stamps were from Shediac or Montreal to Chicago (490 pieces for that). A rare and very fine piece of air mail history. AAME CV$1,000.

Lot 1050, Germany 1930 Graf Zeppelin flown postcard to Brazil, VF

Lot 1050, Germany 1930 Graf Zeppelin flown postcard to Brazil, back, VF
Lot 1050, Germany 1930 Graf Zeppelin flown postcard to Brazil, front, VFLot 1050 Germany #127-49B 1930 Germany Graf Zeppelin Flown Picture Postcard to Brazil, franked with C38, the South America overprint Graf Zeppelin issue. Mailed Berlin on MAY.19, 1930 and flown to Sevilla, Spain, to connect with the Graf Zeppelin. Has confirmation handstamp at left in red. Arrived in Bahia, Brazil on MAY.24. The picture depicts a Doenier DO-X Airplane. Clean and very fine. Frost CV U$850.