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Postal History, Canada continued...

Canada Airmail continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
878 CVR 3101c/3177 imageCollection of 94 Better First Flight Covers from 1931, includes flights from #s 3101c to 3177 and also includes items 3147 (x2, $75 each), 3157 (x3, $150 each), four Aug 23rd St John's Newfoundland to North Sydney covers ($40 each), Post & Gatty commemorative covers, northern flight covers and more. Also note some better pilot signed covers, British incoming flown covers, etc. Should be viewed to appreciate the depth and value of this lot. Some minor duplication, still very fine overall. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3101c/3177]

AMCN $ 2,470

SOLD for C$325.00
Will close during Public Auction
879 CVR 3157, g imageAug 21-22 1931 Collection of RCAF Special Summer Service Flown Covers, includes 3157 and 3157g in one cover flown Cormorant to Lac du Brochet and return, with Cormorant Aug 22, 1931 c.d.s. and single covers flown to Pelican Narrows and Stanley Mission (both with return address cut out of the back of the covers). All three covers signed by the pilot and very fine except as noted. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3157, g]

AMCN $ 600

SOLD for C$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
880 CVR 3163b imageAug. 26, 1931 RCAF Flown Cover from The Pas to Tavane, N.W.T. while doing survey work in the area. Signed by pilot A.F. MacDonald, very fine. (Scan a)

Get Market Data for [Canada 3163b]

AMCN $ 150

SOLD for C$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
881 CVR 3217 var imageJune 1932 Fort McMurray to Fort Resolution Experimental Flight Cover, postmarked Fort McMurray May 17, 1932 and backstamped Fort Resolution June 22, 1932. Probably flown to Great Bear Lake June 20 and then back to Fort Resolution on the 22nd. Very fine. (Scan a)

Get Market Data for [Canada 3217 var]

AMCN $ 250

SOLD for C$55.00
Will close during Public Auction
882 CVR 3235 imageJuly 1932 Montreal to Chicago Von Gronau Around the World Flight Cover, postmarked Montreal July 27, 1932 and with a Chicago Aug. 4, 1932 backstamp. Has usual 5 line cachet handstamp in blue. Some minor staining, else a scarce cover. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3235]

AMCN $ 300

SOLD for C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
883 CVR 3235b imageJuly 1932 Montreal to Milwaukee Von Gronau Around the World Flight Cover, from Capt. I.C. Morgan, postmarked Montreal July 27, 1932 and backstamped in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Aug. 9, 1932. Has the usual 5 line cachet handstamp and appears to be signed by Von Gronau. A very fine cover. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3235b]

AMCN $ 300

SOLD for C$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
884 CVR 3331 imageJuly 14, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover from Shediac NB to Chicago, franked with a $1 Mount Cavell and a 50c Grand Pré, overpaying the rate by 5c. The cover is backstamped Chicago July 15th, 1933, so definitely flown. Light stain on front, else very fine. 289 pieces flown. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3331]

AMCN $ 400

SOLD for C$130.00
Will close during Public Auction
885 CVR 3331 imageJuly 14, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover from Shediac NB to Chicago, attractive 12 stamp multi-colour franking that includes 20c and 50c Admirals. Chicago next day receiver, so cover was definitely flown. A very fine and clean cover (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3331]

AMCN $ 400

SOLD for C$130.00
Will close during Public Auction
886 CVR 3331b imageJuly 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. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3331b]

AMCN $ 1,000

SOLD for C$400.00
Will close during Public Auction
887 CVR 3511, 3511a imageFeb. 4, 1935 Experimental Flight Aklavik to Hershell Island and Return, flown by pilot W. Gilbert of Canadian Airways. These two covers were carried at the regular surface rate of 3c, and both are signed by the pilot, both postmasters and W.R. Hale the District Superintendent of Postal Services. Scarce and very fine. (Scan a)

Get Market Data for [Canada 3511, 3511a]

AMCN $ 200

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
888 CVR 3614 imageSept. 4-5 1936 First East-West Woman's Trans-Atlantic Solo Flight, by Beryl Markham. Cover has a 5 line cachet and franked with a ½d Edward VIII G.B. stamp on front but no post office markings. Signed by the pilot and includes copies of her obituary. Scarce and very fine. (Scan a)

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AMCN $ 400

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
889 CVR 3809 imageMarch 18, 1938 Edmonton to Aklavik Soviet Search Expedition First Non-Stop Flight, this flight was made after the unsuccessful completion of a search for lost Russian aviators over the Canadian Arctic. Cover is postmarked Edmonton Feb 16 and backstamped Aklavik Feb 18 then re-postmarked Aklavik Mar 18 and backstamped Edmonton the same day. Signed by all the crew, including Sir Hubert Wilkins. Very few of these were carried, very fine. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3809]

AMCN $ 200

SOLD for C$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
890 CVR 3819a imageJuly 1938 to January 1940 First Arctic Experimental Mail Test of the North West Passage Route from East to West. Includes two covers, the first mailed at Lake Harrington on July 20, 1938 and the second at Craig Harbour on Aug 26, 1938. Both are certified by R.W. Hale, the postal superintendent who was on the trips. Both covers have Eastern Arctic Mail Aug 31, 1938 Backstamps and Edmonton Jan 27, 1940 receiver datestamps. The Lake Harrington has 5 other signatures, including H. A. Brown, the pilot who flew the mail from Copper Mine to Edmonton. Craig Harbour cover has tape stains. Also includes a Post Office bulletin for the trip which also has tape stains, minor tears, etc. Two seldom seen covers. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada 3819a]

AMCN $ 300

SOLD for C$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
891 CVR 3901/3935 imageCollection of 78 First Flight Covers from 1939, with many better having values up to $25 and includes 28 Feb 1st Calgary added to route cover a plus #s 3911 and 3913. Noted pilot signed and some coming in to Canada. No Trans-Atlantic covers, overall a very fine collection. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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AMCN $ 1,150

SOLD for C$150.00
Will close during Public Auction
892 CVR 4901, a, b, c imageApr. 28, 1949 Emergency Flight Covers Edmonton to Desmarais and Wabasca, includes complete set of 4 covers flown Edmonton to Desmarais or Wabasca, as well as return flight covers. All covers are signed by the pilot, the respective postmasters and the postal inspector who accompanied the flights. Only 8 covers known for each of the 4 flights. All very fine and scarce. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$275.00
Will close during Public Auction
893 CVR AP-0700 image1907 "California Arrow" Dirigible Advertising Covers for the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, the dirigible was supposed to fly at the exhibition but the flight was aborted due to high winds. Includes a May 8, 1907 cover to Boston (one stamp faulty, small creases and overall soiling) and a Sep 21, 1907 cover to Nova Scotia (trimmed at left). (Scan a)

Get Market Data for [Canada AP-0700]

AMCN $ 540

SOLD for C$25.00
Will close during Public Auction
894 CVR CL18c imageAug 2, 1926 Birch Lake and Sioux Lookout Flight Cover, franked with a #CL18c with "Lookott" variety, tied by Birch Lake and Sioux Lookout c.d.s.'s on a pristine cover to Harold Hunter in Toronto. The front of the cover is franked with a 4c Admiral also tied by the Birch Lake c.d.s. and has a red Maple Leaf cachet and a few notations in pen. A nice flight cover, with only 105 covers carried, listed in AAMC as CL18c-2600c. Ex. Algate archives (prior to the Patricia sale) when this was the only known example. Very fine. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est $ 500

SOLD for C$275.00
Will close during Public Auction
895 CVR CL46/CL50 imageGroup of 8 Semi Official Airmail Covers, all sleeved and includes CL46 (flight 2905e), CL48 (flight 3101c), CL48 (flight 3100), CL48 (flight 3101, two covers), CL49 (flight 2900) and CL50 (flight 3000). Also includes a 1924 pioneer flight #PF-28 Estevan to Winnipeg cover (horizontal crease). An overall very fine lot except where noted, all semi-official stamp sides are scanned online, ask for more if needed. Catalogue value does not include the PF-28 cover, and all covers are accompanied by the owner's detailed write-ups. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (Scan f) (Scan g) (Scan h) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada CL46/CL50]

Unitrade $ 565

SOLD for C$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
896 CVR CLP5 imageOct 1, 1924 Estevan to Winnipeg Pioneer Flight Cover, with CLP5 (with regular spacing), tied by an "By Aeroplane / Estevan, Sask / Oct 1st, 1924" oval cancel in purple, same ties a strip of three 1c Admirals, with Winnipeg same day receiver on back, alongside all-over business advertising. Vertical crease, running through middle stamp, else a very fine cover. Includes a contemporary article on the flight. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada CLP5]

Unitrade $ 275

SOLD for C$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
897 CVR CLP5i imageOct 1, 1924 Estevan to Winnipeg Pioneer Flight Cover, with CLP5i (the wide space between "e w" in Saskatchewan variety), tied by an oval "Via Aeroplane / Estevan, Sask / Oct 1st, 1924" handstamp in purple (same ties 3c Admiral stamp). Winnipeg Oct. 1st receiver on back, alongside all-over business advertising. Very fine. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Get Market Data for [Canada CLP5i]

Unitrade $ 300

SOLD for C$80.00
Will close during Public Auction

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