Lot 1512 Group of 56 First Flight and Air Mail Covers and Cards, 1920s-1930s, from European Countries: Latvia (x2), Hungary (x4), Poland (x6), Ethiopia (x1), Romania (x2), Greece (x4), Iceland (x1), Norway (x3), Sweden (x1), Denmark (x1), Yugoslavia (x1), Austria (x6), Estonia (x1), Persia (x2), Palestine (x1), Saar (x7), Egypt (x3), Belgium (x4), Portugal (x3), French Morocco (x3). Many of these were in Mr. Pont’s exhibit and feature interesting frankings, rates, destinations (many to India, etc), cachets, and more. Some were affected by humid storage, still overall fine to very fine. Viewing highly recommended to better appreciate the scarce material in this lot, many scans available online. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 629 Greece #43c 1875 1l red brown Hermes Head Imperforate, a mint never hinged marginal block of ten, with a vertical fold in the margin in between the third and fourth stamps. There is an interesting over-inking at right, resulting in a solid mass of colour instead of the detail seen in the other stamps. A nice classic multiple which would look great in an exhibit or advanced collection. Scott CV U$450.
Lot 961 Greece #8a 1862 1l dark chocolate Hermes Head, Athens Printing, used, with #1 in lozenge of dots (Athens), four margins (close at right), very fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Sergio Sismondo certificate stating in part “the stamp presents an extraordinary plate flaw… located in the medallion, directly at upper right of the Hermean helmet.” Scott CV$1,325, sold for $250 plus buyer’s premium.