Lot 1557 India NOV.3.1927 Calcutta to Karachi Roger Latapie First Flight Cover, mailed Calcutta to Karachi, with NOV.7 receiver on back, alongside NOV.6 Drigh Road c.d.s., with pink label reading “Urgent” By Aeroplane Return Trip Calcutta, Karachi”, with ROGER LATAPIE handstamp in green and French Consul handstamp, all on Bennett stationery envelope. Very fine, and rare with only 55 covers flown. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1582 India OCT.18.1932 Madras to Karachi First Flight Sets, With and Without Union Jack Flag, includes two each of all 20 of the flight legs, to and from Ahmedabad, Karachi, Bombay, Bellary and Madras. These colourful covers were designed by Stephen Smith “by Sanction of Messrs. Tata Sons Ltd” with inscription on back reading “A Souvenir of a Great Indian Enterprise” and signed by Stephen Smith. The cover design was originally submitted with a Union Jack, which proved to be less than popular, so most of the stock was destroyed. Those that remained were meant for foreign collectors, and those without the flag for Indian collectors. All of these are addressed to Mr. Pont, care of several people in several cities. Some have staining (mostly on back), still overall fine and a rare offering. Scan only shows one of the 40 covers offered here. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $400, sold for C$5,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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Lot 1383 Canada #CLP5i 1924 Winnipeg to Estevan First Flight Cover Franked with CLP5i, the CLP5i is the wide space between “e w” in Saskatchewan. Cover also franked with a 3c Admiral. Cover has a small piece missing at bottom right and a minor crease bottom left. Unitrade CV$300