Lot 385 Bermuda #97 1932 12sh6d King George V, used with lovely Hamilton Bermuda c.d.s., with a very light vertical bend, still fresh and extremely fine. Ex. Dick Lamb. S.G. #93, £375. Scott CV U$425, sold for C$475 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 675 Canada #237 1938.MAY.10 3c KGVI Coronation Issue Group of four Better Cacheted First Day Covers, all addressed to overseas destinations, with a lovely hand-painted cover Saskatoon to Cape Town, South Africa, a red and gold Crown cachet cover Québec to New Zealand, a Napier (New Zealand) Philatelic Society cover Medicine Hat to New Zealand and an unknown cachet Lunenburg to Bermuda. A very fine group. Retail C$390.
Lot 1505 British Commonwealth Group of 27 First Flight and Air Mail Covers and Cards, with 1931 FFC British Guiana to Honduras; 1930 Straits Settlements to Singapore, then Karachi (two different post cards); 1929 Simonstown to Johannesburg with complete set of 1st and 2d Air Mail stamps, Two 1925 Bermuda to Lakehurst NJ and East Orange NJ carried by the LZ 126 “Los Angeles” airship; 1936 Egypt to England carried by Tom Rose on the England to Johannesburg Air Race (signed by pilot on back), a 1929 Western Union Cablegram London to Berlin; and four Flights and First Flights from Ireland, with 1924 London to Paris, then Switzerland, 1924 Belfast to Liverpool 1st Trip, 1929 Clifden to London 1st Anniversary of arrival of First Trans-Atlantic flight picture postcard, 1928 Belfast to Liverpool special Liverpool Civic Week cover “By Flying Boat”; two Straits Settlements (1932 to GB, 1933 to India); North Borneo (1930 to Jesselton); Malaysia and States (6 covers, 1928-1933 to India and GB); two covers mailed Kuwait to Calcutta in 1933; 1932 Ceylon to England via India; Kenya and Uganda 1933 to Bengal India postage due 50c with French “Par Avion / Jusqu’à Karachi” handstamp and boxed “KARACHI / CANCELLED / 15 DEC 33”; 1934 Malta Air Mail to Port Said; and 1933 Malta registered air mail to Calcutta redirected to Howrah. Some covers have staining or other faults, still overall fine to very fine. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $300, sold for C$3,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 526 Bermuda #124, 127, 128 1938-51 Group of King George VI High Values, Perforated 13, all mint never hinged lower right plate 1 corner blocks of four, includes 2 blocks of 2sh6d (Scott 124 shades, SG 117c, 117d), one block of 12sh6d (Scott 127, SG 120c) and one block of £1 (Scott 128, SG 121d). Scott catalogue value given is for cheapest shade, and for hinged only (never hinged ratio is just under 100%). S.G. catalogue value is £832. A lovely group, very fine and fresh. Scott CV U$676.
Lot 366 Bermuda Collection of Used King George VI Era Issues, all neatly written up on 14 quadrille pages, starts with a registered first day cover (1937 Coronation set), and includes the 1938-53 Definitives set with many shades, colour changes, perforations, followed by an extensive collection of high values, with a total of 59 different stamps. These include papers, perforations, shades, printings, etc (very high catalogue value). The SG 120b stamp is accompanied by a 1976 Royal Philatelic Society certificate. This lovely collection ends with the 1946 Victory (in plate blocks of four), 1948 Silver Wedding, 1949 First Stamp and 1949 UPU. Very fine, all scanned online. From the John Hillson Collections. Estimate C$500.