Lot 642 Collection of 4-Ring Numeral Cancels on nine First Cents Covers, with #s 19 (London) on 1859 5c Beaver cover, 20 (Melbourne) on 1865 5c Beaver registered cover (LRD for this instrument in the Cents period), 23 (Niagara) on 5c Beaver cover (with RPO, etc. on back), 27 (Ottawa) on 1863 5c Beaver cover, 27 (Ottawa) on 1c deep rose QV cover (dated Kingston receiver on back of folded cover), 29 (Perth) on 1865 5c Beaver (Whitworth flaw #121) cover, 29 (Perth) on 1866 5c Beaver (Whitworth flaw #94) cover, 37 (Québec) on 1860 1c deep rose QV cover and 37 (Québec) on 1861 12½c QV cover to England. Overall nice strikes, some covers have creases or tears, an overall fine group. Estimate $400, sold for C$3,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 492 Canada #7 10c Blue Cartier Imperforate on Cover to England, mailed Montreal on JAN.12.1857 to London England with red PAID receiver dated JAN.26. The folded letter (missing part of letter) is franked with a 10d blue Cartier imperforate on thin crisp paper, with large to huge margins, very fine. Ex Dale-Lichtenstein collection and purchased by the current owner in the Eaton & Sons “Rarity Auction” (ex K. Bileski Pence collection) in June 1995. Accompanied by a 1978 British Philatelic Association certificate. Unitrade CV$3,000.
Lot 581 Canada #46, 47, F2 1893 5c RLS Pair of Registered Covers with 20c and 50c Widow Weeds to Germany, both mailed from Niagara Falls on JUN.28.1893 to Dresden Germany with JUL.10 receivers, through Hamilton JUN.29 and London JUL.8. One cover is franked with a 5c RLS and a 20c, the other with a 5c RLS and a 50c Widow Weeds, all cancelled by the sale Niagara Falls cork. Owner believes the 20c cover to be the earliest known use. A stunning pair of covers, very fine and ex Bob Jamieson. Estimate $3,000.
Lot 1454 1930.MAY.1 First Day of Issue of the 8a Air Mail Stationery Cover, mailed from Calcutta to Mr. Pont in London, England on May 1st, the first day of issue. Cover is also a first flight cover for a Delhi to Croydon flight (with purple unofficial cachet). Stephen Smith signature on reverse, next to a note from Mr. Hayman “Rec’d 13 MAY 1930”. Very fine. From the Pont Collection. Estimate $200, sold for C$1,100.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1439 1929.NOV.4 First Day of Issue of Air Mail Stamps Flown Registered Cover, mailed from Park Street Calcutta to Leon Pont in London England, “by Imperial Airways / India – Great Britain”. The cover is franked with all five stamps issued on that day (the 2a was issued later), and has four different air mail labels plus a boxed “FIRST DAY / OF ISSUE OF / AIR MAIL STAMPS”, with Park Street registration label on back, plus an oval registration receiver dated NOV.20. The cover is signed on back by G. Grant (the designer of the stamps) and Stephen H. Smith. Small tear at top, into the 4a stamp and light edge wear at top, still very fine and desirable. From the Leon Victor Pont Collection of early India First Flight postal history. Estimate $2,500, sold for $2,400 plus 17% buyer’s premium.