Lot 379 Newfoundland #C12a 1932 $1.50 on $1.00 Blue Dornier DO-X Air Mail with Inverted Red Surcharge, mint lightly hinged, very fine. The stamp has a few unobtrusive expert and owner signatures and handstamps on back. Of the 8,000 surcharged stamps issued, it is believed that about 52 had an inverted surcharge (thirteen blocks of four). A lovely example of this world rarity, rarely offered and accompanied by a 1972 Royal Philatelic Society certificate. Rsv. $16,000. Unitrade CV$30,000.
Lot 877 Newfoundland #39 1877 3c Blue Queen Victoria, Rouletted, mint with original hinged gum (lightly disturbed), a fresh left sheet margin stamp, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $550. Unitrade CV$600, sold for C$575.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 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 717 Newfoundland #2 1857 2d scarlet vermilion Heraldic Imperforate, used with grid cancel, margins are well clear to touching outer frameline, fine. Accompanied by a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. A scarce stamp so nice. Rsv. $2,000. Unitrade CV$6,000.