Lot 1198, Newfoundland 1930 Columbia flight cover, Harbour Grace to London

Lot 1198, Newfoundland 1930 Columbia flight cover, Harbour Grace to LondonLot 1198 Newfoundland #C5 1930 Columbia Flight, Harbour Grace to London, England, Job Brothers & Co. cover mailed at St Johns on SEP.25.1930 and addressed to London England. It was carried to Harbour Grace by automobile, received an OCT.9 c.d.s. there and was then flown to England on the “Miss Columbia” and older Bellanca monoplane by Capt. J. Erroll Boyd and pilot Lt. Henry Connor. The cover is franked with a very well centered specially prepared 50c Columbia Air Post stamp (from setting position 3), of which only 300 were printed, properly tied by the St Johns slogan machine cancel. This is certainly one of the nicest examples of this scarce flight cover, and is accompanied by certificates from Giulio Bolaffi (1963), Enzo Diena (1980) and Fiorenzo Longhi (2017), and there are four expert signatures on the cover (the three aforementioned plus Alberto Diena). A lovely addition to any serious Airmail or Newfoundland collection and a world rarity. Rsv. $6,000. Unitrade $16,000.

Lot 761, Newfoundland 1930 50c on 36c olive green Columbia Flight Overprint, VF lightly hinged

Lot 761 Newfoundland #C5 1930 50c on 36c olive green Columbia Flight Overprint, mint very lightly hinged, with lovely centering for issue, fresh and very fine. The stamp is signed by Alberto Diena (with his 1958 certificate) as well as a few other expert signatures or handstamps, and is also accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. A nice example of this seldom offered stamp. Rsv. $4,000. Unitrade CV$12,000.