Lot 579 Canada #45a 1895 10c UPU Registered Cover to Switzerland, mailed from Yorkville (FEB.16.1895) to Lausanne, Switzerland with MAR.1 receiver on back, via Toronto and London, England. Franked with 10c rose carmine, tied by two c.d.s. cancels, paying the 5c UPU letter rate plus 5c registration fee. Scarce solo use of the 10c value, minor edge tears, very fine. Ex Daniel Cantor. Estimate $300, sold for C$575.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1623 Switzerland group of 54 First Flight and Airmail Covers and Cards, 1923 to 1940s, SEP.2.1923 picture postcard “Militar Flugpost / Basel” to Zurich, 1924 (x12), 1925 (x15), 1926 (x3), 1927 (x4), 1929 (Balloon Post card St Galen to Zurich, was in the Pont exhibit), 1932 (x3) and 1941-1946 (x14, all mailed airmail to England, some are censored). A great lot, with many different frankings, postmarks, cachets, flights, cinderella labels, aerial meeting cards, etc. Overall fine or better condition, a few have stains and some of the stamps have toning due to being in storage for such a long time. See our scans for just a sample. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $400, sold for C$950.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1056 Worldwide Group of 73 Selected Better Worldwide Covers, from many different countries such as China (PRC), Switzerland, Germany, France, Zanzibar, Austria, United States, New Brunswick, India, Malta, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, French Polynesia, and much more. Noted commercial covers, first day covers, Zeppelin covers, destinations, frankings, a 1935 Portuguese Red Cross inverted overprint error cover, etc. A very useful and valuable lot, with a few small faults but overall fine or better, and quite worth a close look. Estimate $500, sold for C$900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 659 Canada #97, 98 cover 1908 Switzerland to USA, then to Alberta, back to Switzerland, originally mailed registered from Ponts de Martel, Switzerland APR.13.1908 to Spokane, Washington (rec’d there on APR.26) through New York (APR.21 transit). Ten months later (FEB.8.1909) it was remailed from Stauffer, Alberta (franked with a 1c and two 2c Québec Tercentenary issues) through Innisfail (FEB.10 transit) to Ponts de Martel (arrived there FEB.23). A well travelled and colourful cover, with wrinkles and other small faults, else fine. An ideal cover for a Québec Tercentenary collection. Estimate C$150.
Lot 814 Collection of nine Admiral Destination Covers or Cards with postage Due Stamps, all written up on album pages and all bearing postage due stamps, including Italy (x2), Sweden, Switzerland (x2), Belgium and Denmark. Overall fine to very fine, with a variety of frankings and rates, and quite colourful. From the Andrew Liptak Postal History Collection. Estimate C$200.