Lot 886, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover from Shediac NB to Rome Italy

Lot 886 AMCN #3331b July 25, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover from Shediac NB to Rome, Italy, sent registered and addressed to Fred Jarrett in Rome, with three different Rome backstamp receivers (Aug 12 to 14). Returned to Canada via Montreal and the Ottawa Dead Letter Office to Jarrett in Toronto. The cover is franked with a total of $3.30 (including three different $1 stamps) and has a “Canada Carbon Ribbon Co.” corner card and a “Beaver Brand” illustration on back. Tiny bit grubby, still a very interesting and “busy” cover, with only 70 flown pieces. AMCN CV$1,000.

Lot 825, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover to Germany, Shediac to Rome to Berlin

Lot 825, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover to Germany, Shediac to Rome to Berlin

Lot 825, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover to Germany, Shediac to Rome to Berlin (reverse)Lot 825 1933 Balbo Flight Cover to Germany, mailed Shediac NS (JUL.25.1933 duplex) to the British Consul in Berlin, Germany via General Balbo Italian Air Squadron flight. Sent via Rome, Italy (AUG.8 backstamp) and arrived in Berlin on AUG.14. Apparently returned to North Sydney NS one month later on AUG.26 (backstamp). The cover is franked with three $1 Mount Cavell (#177) and a 20c Harvesting Wheat (#175), with special blue cachet on front. The Airmails of Canada and Newfoundland (1997) indicates that only 70 pieces were carried from Shediac to Rome on JUL.25. Most of the mail carried by Balbo’s squadron with Canadian stamps were from Shediac or Montreal to Chicago (490 pieces for that). A rare and very fine piece of air mail history. AAME CV$1,000.