Lot 1847 Newfoundland #C18 1933 $4.50 on 75c bistre Balbo Flight Surcharge, a mint never hinged block of four, fresh and extremely fine. This block was purchased on the day it was issued by the owner’s grandfather, and remained in a safety deposit box to this day, thus its immaculate fresh condition. Rsv. Unitrade CV $3,600.
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 776 Newfoundland #C5 1930 50c on 36c Columbia Flight Surcharge, mint and very lightly hinged, fresh and fine-very fine. A very nice example of this stamp, with only 300 having been surcharged, of which 100 were used on cover and probably very few of the remaining 200 are this fresh. Accompanied by a 1963 Bolaffi (Italy) certificate, a 1995 Peter Holcombe (Switzerland) certificate and a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate stating that it is from position 2 (upper right) of the overprint setting. Also has pencilled expert signatures and a tiny purple ink expert handstamp on back. Rsv. Unitrade CV$9,000.
Lot 761 Newfoundland #53 1880 5c pale blue Harp Seal, mint with full original gum, never hinged. A fresh and very fine stamp, with bright colour and crisp impression, with blind perf hole at left, accompanied by a 2009 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp in all respects and rare in this superior quality. An example in extremely fine condition sold for $6,670 in our May 2018 sale. Unitrade CV C$2,500.