Lot 16 Canada #26 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, used with broken circle datestamp dated OCT.2.1875, very fine. A very early use, as the earliest recorded date for this stamp is SEP.28.1875 on a cover from Montreal to England, via New York. Accompanied by a 4x blow up colour scan of the stamp. Estimate $250, sold for C$625.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 744 Newfoundland #C12 1932 Dornier DO-X Flight Cover, mailed St John’s on MAY.19.1932 (slogan machine) to Brooklyn, New York (no receiver on back) and endorsed “Trans-Atlantic Airmail (West to East) per Dornier “DO-X” with a prominent return address of St John’s. Most covers from this flight were mailed to England, with a few going to Germany, Spain or Portugal, but we do not recall seeing any others addressed to New York. An article in the May/June 1988 Newfie Newsletter by Bertram Warr explains that on May 19, 1932 the plane had been repaired in New York City and left there for Germany, via Dildo Arm NL, then Holyrood NL (for refueling). There was therefore a connection between St John’s and New York on that day, but “the other way around.” An interesting and very fine cover with only a few light wrinkles and erased pencil writing. Estimate C$350.
Lot 1064 USA 1930 Germany to South America to U.S.A. Round Trip Graf Zeppelin Cover, franked with C15, the $2,60 blue “Baby Zeppelin”. Mailed in New York on APR.24.1930 and sent to Germany by sea. Graf Zeppelin left Friedrichshafen on MAY.18 and flew to South America via Sevilla. From South America flew up the coast of the Americas to New York, arriving there MAY.31, with Lakehurst receiver on the back. Has both US and German confirmation handstamps. Very fine. Frost U$1,600.
Lot 14 Canada #2 1852 6d Consort on Laid Paper on Folded Letter, mailed from Montreal on JUN.17.1852 to Kennedy in New York, franked with a very fine copy of the laid paper Consort, with four large and even margins, cancelled by a target cancel. There are also two red handstamps on front, being a CANADA in arc and a PAID. Vertical file fold not affecting stamp, very fine. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$2,400, sold for C$1,000 plus buyer’s premium.