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Postal History, Foreign continued...

The L.V. Pont Collection of Early Air Mail Postal History continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1527 CVR   image1933.JUL.20 Australia to England, First Flight Calcutta to Lucknow Leg, with purple 6-line flight cachet (front and back), tying a "DUM DUM AIR PORT label, addressed to Mr. Pont in Calcutta, with JUL.23 receiver on back. Envelope has an illustrated "Ritz Hotel Calcutta" backflap and a Stephen Smith signature in red. Very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$85.00
Will close during Public Auction
1528 CVR   image1933.SEP.6 First Air Cargo of Fish, Edmonstone Island to Dum Dum,with black on green flight label, tied by a bright purple fish cachet, alongside Pilot's signature "W. Moylan". Addressed to Mr. Pont in Calcutta, with SEP.7 receiver on back, alongside Stephen Smith Signature. Very fine, with only 55 covers flown. An excellent item for a fish thematic exhibit, etc.

Est $ 200

SOLD for C$130.00
Will close during Public Auction
1529   image1933.OCT.1-2 First Extension Flights To and From Rangoon, two different uprated stationery cards, first Rangoon to Calcutta (arrived OCT.3, with purple flight cachet handstamp), second Calcutta to Rangoon (partial receiver, with manuscript cachet). Both signed by Stephen Smith on back and very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$55.00
Will close during Public Auction
1530 CVR   image1933.DEC.1-5 First Official Flight by Indian National Airways, Group of Seven Different Covers, all with the two-line cachet handstamp and Stephen Smith signature on back, with Calcutta to Dacca, Chittagong to Calcutta, Bassein to Calcutta, Calcutta to Chittagong, Dacca to Calcutta, Calcutta to Sandoway Burma (via Rangoon) and Calcutta to Bassein Burma (crossed out and forwarded to "Stationery Dept Calcutta"). A very fine group, with light stains on backs of some. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (All Scans)

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Est $ 500

SOLD for C$210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1531 CVR   image1934.JAN.20 Emergency Earthquake Relief Fund Cover, with red and blue on white flight cachet label, tied by a single-line blue "The Flying Circus" cachet, with Calcutta receiver on back alongside Stephen Smith signature. Very fine, with 78 items flown.

Est $ 150

SOLD for C$160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1532 CVR   image1934.JAN.19 First Parachute Delivery in India, with red and blue on white cachet label explaining that a "Mr. Wyndham jumped from 5,000 ft with a small pouch carrying this letter...", tied by a green parachutist handstamp (with second strike on back), addressed to Mr. Pont in Calcutta and received there on JAN.21. Stephen Smith signature on back, very fine, with only 62 items carried.

Est $ 200

SOLD for C$180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1533 CVR   image1934.JAN.29 Earthquake Emergency Flight Cover, Dum Dum to Darbhengah, with black on purple flight cachet label, tied by a single line "EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY FLIGHT" cachet in purple, JAN.31 Calcutta receiver on back next to Stephen Smith signature, very fine. Mr. Pont claims 66 items were flown and Brown lists it at 6 items only.

Est $ 200

SOLD for C$75.00
Will close during Public Auction
1534 CVR   image1934.FEB.2 Earthquake Emergency Flight, was supposed to fly on JAN.29, but the landing strip in Darbhangah got damaged by an earthquake and the plane was damaged. The cover has a pink "Delayed in Transit / Plane Damaged" and purple "Earthquake Emergency Flight" handstamps on front and back, with a Union Jack flag label especially prepared for the flight, using the same design as was used on the 1933 Everest to Purnea flight. Addressed to Stephen Smith in Calcutta, with FEB.3 receiver on back alongside his signature. Very fine, with only 50 covers flown. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$95.00
Will close during Public Auction
1535 CVR   image1934.FEB.9 Colombo Ceylon First Flight by Royal Air Force Seaplane to Calcutta, with Cossipore / Calcutta on FEB.17 cancelling India stamp, and FEB.18 Dharamtala / Calcutta receiver on back. There is a COLOMBO / CEYLON purple cachet on front and back, with Stephen Smith signature and signature of "J.Pereira" plus notation "4/5". Back also has a small newspaper clipping explaining in part that "two three-engined R.A.F. flying boats attracted interested crowds when they arrived in Colombo harbour to-day. They are on a coastal flight from Basra to Calcutta and left Basra on February 1. They are proceeding to Trincomalee to-morrow". Very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1536 CVR   image1934.FEB.10-11 First Flight Madras Air Taxi Service, Group of Seven Different Covers, all with single line cachet in purple, with Puri to Calcutta, Vizapatam to Calcutta, Madras to Calcutta, Calcutta to Puri, Calcutta to Madras, Calcutta to Gunnavaram and Calcutta to Vizagapatam. All signed by Stephen Smith on back, with appropriate backstamps, all scanned online. A very fine group which Mr. Pont described as "limited mail carried". (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (All Scans)

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Est $ 500

SOLD for C$200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1537 CVR   image1934.OCT.25 England to Australia McRobertson International Air Race, Group of 6 Different Covers, all with the appropriate 5-line cachet in purple or violet. The first three have different coloured flight cachet labels (purple, green and yellow), with Rangoon to Calcutta and two from Mingaladon to Calcutta. One of these has two purple cachets on front plus one on back. Three other covers are written on back by Stephen Smith "only autographed, not flown" and are postmarked at Calcutta on OCT.25, with violet cachets and purple "AUTOGRAPHED BY / PILOT.ENTRANT No____", with signatures from the #2 (New Zealand), #7 (Denmark) and #14 (Britain) pilots. Overall fine to very fine group. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (All Scans)

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Est $ 400

SOLD for C$675.00
Will close during Public Auction
1538 CVR   image1934.DEC.4 Lahore to Karachi First Flight Cover, with boxed flight cachet used to cancel the stamps, addressed to Mr. Pont in Calcutta, with DEC.8 receivers on back, alongside Stephen Smith signature. Very fine.

Est $ 100

SOLD for C$35.00
Will close during Public Auction
1539 CVR   imageThe Leon Pont Collection of Personal Correspondence Covers, 1920s to 1940s, with about 120 envelopes of all sizes (no letters inside), mostly sent from India to Mr. Pont in India, England, Switzerland and France (also some to his family), many were mailed by his long time friend Stephen Smith, who was either just saying hello, or sending him the latest batch of covers in exchange for financial help for his air mail and rocket mail endeavors. Many are registered and there is a wide variety of frankings, mostly all from India, including several first airmail issues, high value definitives, etc. There are many faults, some severe, still many are fine. Too large a lot to properly describe here, see some of our scans to get an idea. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (Scan 9) (Scan 10) (Scan 11) (Scan 12) (Scan 13) (Scan 14) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$700.00
Will close during Public Auction
Worldwide Air Mail Covers
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1541 PC Great Britain imageSEP.9.1911 Official Coronation Aerial Post Card, London to Windsor, with ½d green KGV stamp tied by FIRST UNITED KINGDOM / AERIEL POST / LONDON, postmark (plus a free strike), with pictorial cachet in brown. Very light corner creases, still a very nice example of the world's first official scheduled airmail post. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1542 CVR India imageFEB.11.1911 World's First Official Air Mail Flight, Allahbad to Naini Junction. A lovely small cover with large and crisp strike of the magenta First Aerial Post cachet canceling a 2a stamp, reverse shows Allahbad FEB.18 transit and Pachmarhi FEB.20 receiver. Very light horizontal crease, else very fine and important air mail item.

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1543 ng Italy image1926 (April 10) Italian Volo Transpolare Amundsen Nobile Ellsworth Zeppelin Airmail Labels, a rare full sheet of 20, with even rarer tête-bêche stamp at lower left corner of sheet. The back of the sheet shows 10 oval handstamps in purple, and there is a pencil signature on back of the inverted stamp. Unfortunately, this sheet was stored folded in half, with a thin layer of glassine protecting the gum, but the layer has mostly remained stuck. This sheet belonged to Mr. Leon V. Pont, whose Indian Airmail collection is being sold elsewhere in this catalogue. We believe he purchased the sheet in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Faults due to storage, still presentable and rare. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1544 CVR New Zealand imageGroup of 12 Air Mail Covers, 1931, includes Stapleton catalogue numbers 37a, 37b, 39a, 40a, 40b, 44a, 44b, 44c, 45a, 45b and 47d plus a JUN.5.1931 air mail cover to the U.K. via Karachi, India. A scarce group, note two with Health stamps, 10 with New Zealand Air Mail Society expert committee handstamps on back and 8 which are pilot signed. Overall very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (Scan 9) (Scan 10) (Scan 11) (Scan 12) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 880

SOLD for C$325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1545 CVR Worldwide imageGroup of 1959 Quantas Boeing 707 Australia to U.K. and Return Flight Covers, with 16 covers flown Oct 27th to 30th, with legs from Australia (x3), U.K. (x1), Thailand (x2), Singapore (x2), India (x2), Italy (x1), Egypt (x2), Pakistan (x2) and Germany (x1). Note the odd small corner crease else overall very fine. All catalogue A$300 in Eustis catalogue. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (All Scans)

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Eustis $ 300

SOLD for C$30.00
Will close during Public Auction
Picture Postcards
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1546 PC Canada imageLot of Approximately 3,200 Picture Postcards, consisting mostly of glossy chrome issues, from the 1950s to the 1980s with some earlier ones. All are housed in seven shoe boxes, with many sorted by city or province (these better than usual, please inspect) or by category such as comic, greetings, planes and ships. We estimate that less than 10% of the postcards were postally used. We noted some duplication in some cases up to 40 copies. Also included are over 70 souvenir folders containing bound postcards, from many Canadian tourist destinations. Clean lot, overall fine to very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (Scan 9) (Scan 10) (Scan 11) (Scan 12) (Scan 13) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1547 PC Canada imageBox of about 400 early Canadian Picture Postcards, with a mix of unused and postally used. We note about 250 Niagara Falls (mostly early postcards with some better) and about 200 greetings card with 10 better Santa, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc, a few artists signed, 3 leather cards, and a mix of other subjects or origins. Mixed condition, but overall fine or better. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$170.00
Will close during Public Auction

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