Lot 1022 The Leon V. Pont Collection Remainders Lot, containing a total of 150 covers, with duplication of some. There is a wide variety of material here, with good, better and best flights, frankings, cachets, postmarks, and more. We have photographed these online, which is the best way for us to describe this lot (a few pictures are worth many words). It should be noted that there are many items with faults, mostly in the form of staining from humid storage, and quite honestly speaking most of the best quality material has already been offered in other lots. That said, there are many fine to very fine items in this rare offering. A great lot still, for dealers or collectors alike, please carefully see our online photos. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$5,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Worldwide Postal History is on offer in today’s auction sessions.
Lot 978 1930.MAR.9 “Maryland Free State” First Flight from Calcutta to Alameda California, piloted by Geysendorffer and Scholte, franked with 1a KGV definitive and a USA 2c cancelled at Alameda on MAY.12. Handstamped “AIR LINER / MARYLAND FREE STATE” and signed by pilot Scholte. Addressed to Stephen Smith, with his signature on back. The cover has small toning spots else very fine. A rare cover, with only 26 covers flown, from the Pont Collection. This was the example Mr. Pont exhibited in the early 1930s. Estimate $1,000.
We are pleased to announce our September 2020 Sale #34.
Our June sale was again a huge success, with a hammer of just under $1Million plus many new buyers and consignors. This sale is a little more subdued, but still contains many interesting items, with our usual wide range of material for every collector or dealer, with something for every budget. The sale will again be conducted without a public floor, which has been proven (as in our last sale) not to be a deterrent to successful sales.
Here are some highlights from this sale:
• Extensive, advanced collection of used People’s Republic of China stamps in six volumes
• Extensive collection of early Great Britain stamps and postal history
• A lovely selection of outstanding Canadian used and mint never hinged, very fine or extremely fine stamps with certificates
• Retired postal history dealer stock, featuring worldwide censored mail and Great Britain postal history
• One of the most important collections of Canadian Pre-1960 First Day covers we have offered, loaded with scarce and rare items
• The Jerry Olesnyckyj worldwide mostly used stamp collection in 100 albums, offered by country or region, including the remainder of his dealer stock, with each lot identified by “J.O.”
• Part three of three of the Leon V. Pont collection of early India first flight postal history
We are confident that you will find something you like in this sale. Don’t forget that all our sales are conducted in Canadian dollars, and that our buyer’s premium remains at an industry low of 17%. Please visit Stamp Auction Network to look at all our high quality scans and place your bids, both before it begins or live during the auction. Our online images include nearly 10,000 scans, and we apologize that some are smaller than usual and therefore not up to our usual high standards.
Lastly, our January sale promises to be an important one, with many consignments already on hand. We are always on the lookout for more nice, quality material, with our promise that it will be well grouped and described, with many illustrations; we always have at least one photo or scan per lot, with some lots having hundreds. With Stamp Auction Network live internet bidding we cover the world in terms of potential buyers for your material.
Enjoy the sale!
Lot 1386A 1911.FEB.11 World’s First Official Air Mail Flight, Allahabad to Naini Junction, then to Calcutta, with Allahabad and Bombay datestamps on front. A large size post card with large magenta First Aerial Post cachet canceling stamp, plus a second free strike, reverse depicting the biplane used for this historical air mail flight. The card is signed on back by the pilot Henri Pequet (only 40 recorded) and on front by Stephen H. Smith. Tears at bottom, still a rare and desirable flight. From the Pont Collection. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$4,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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.