Lot 1581, India 1932 Madras to Karachi first flight set of 20 covers, sold for C$2,925

Lot 1581, India 1932 Madras to Karachi first flight set of 20 covers, sold for C$2,925Lot 1581 India OCT.18.1932 Madras to Karachi First Flight Set With Union Jack Flag, includes all 20 of the flight legs, to and from Ahmedabad, Karachi, Bombay, Bellary and Madras. These colourful covers were designed by Stephen Smith “by Sanction of Messrs. Tata Sons Ltd” with inscription on back reading “A Souvenir of a Great Indian Enterprise” and signed by Stephen Smith. The cover design was originally submitted with a Union Jack, which proved to be less than popular, so most of the stock was destroyed. Those that remained were meant for foreign collectors, and those without the flag for Indian collectors. All of these are addressed to Mr. Pont, care of several people in several cities. Some have staining (mostly on back) and one has tears on back, still a rare offering. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $200, sold for C$2,500.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1633, United States 1927 Bremen Catapult flight cover Newark, New Jersey to India, sold for C$3,042

Lot 1633, United States 1927 Bremen Catapult flight cover Newark New Jersey to India, sold for C$3,042Lot 1633 United States August 1927 Bremen Catapult Flight Cover to India, franked with 20c in postage, mailed at Newark, New Jersey on JUL.26.1929 and sent to Europe via the Bremen Catapult Mail Service. Has the usual Bremen “KATAPULTFLUG” cachet for this flight. Addressed to Stephen Smith, the dean of Indian Air mail, and good friend of Mr. Pont, in Calcutta, India, and signed by him on back (in 1929). Few small faults, still a rare catapult flight destination, with both sides scanned online. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $100, for C$2,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1582, India 1932 Madras to Karachi first flight set covers, two from each of the 20 flight legs, sold for C$6,084

Lot 1582, India 1932 Madras to Karachi first flight set covers, two from each of the 20 flight legs, sold for C$6,084Lot 1582 India OCT.18.1932 Madras to Karachi First Flight Sets, With and Without Union Jack Flag, includes two each of all 20 of the flight legs, to and from Ahmedabad, Karachi, Bombay, Bellary and Madras. These colourful covers were designed by Stephen Smith “by Sanction of Messrs. Tata Sons Ltd” with inscription on back reading “A Souvenir of a Great Indian Enterprise” and signed by Stephen Smith. The cover design was originally submitted with a Union Jack, which proved to be less than popular, so most of the stock was destroyed. Those that remained were meant for foreign collectors, and those without the flag for Indian collectors. All of these are addressed to Mr. Pont, care of several people in several cities. Some have staining (mostly on back), still overall fine and a rare offering. Scan only shows one of the 40 covers offered here. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $400, sold for C$5,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 2251 — Boy Scouts, 1937 All-India Jamboree Rocket Dispatch Labels, Realized $1092

1937 Boy Scouts All-India JamboreeLot 2251 1937 All-India Scouts Jamboree Rocket Dispatch Labels, group of 12, includes green (x3), blue (x4), red (x4) and three orange overprinted “Bengal Girl Guides Rally 2-3-37. All but two signed on reverse by Stephen Smith. Also includes two red Proofs signed by Smith as well. Est $150, hammer $950.