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Canadian Provinces - Newfoundland: 1920-33 Regular Issues continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
261 /    130, 130 var., 130a imageNewfoundland, 1920, 3¢ on 35¢ red, lower bar partial and omitted. O.g., top pair small h.r., bottom pair never hinged, block of four with top left stamp with partial bottom bar (121b) and top right stamp bottom bar omitted (121c), positions 14-15/19-20, exceedingly well centered with strong color on bright paper, Extremely Fine and choice. Newf. Spec. Nos. 121, 121b, 121c $560 as singles.
Scott Nos. 130, 130 var., 130a; $191+. (Image1)

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Scott $191+

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
262 o    130, 130 var., 130a imageNewfoundland, 1920, 3¢ on 35¢ red, lower bar partial and omitted. O.g., top pair small h.r., bottom pair never hinged, used block of four with top left stamp with partial bottom bar (121b) and top right stamp bottom bar omitted (121c), positions 14-15/19-20, well centered, neat circular grid cancel at center, Very Fine and exceptionally rare used block, Only Recorded Used Block, with 1993 P.F. certificate. Newf. Spec. Nos. 121, 121b, 121c $760 as singles.
Scott Nos. 130, 130 var., 130a; $168+. (Image1)

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Scott $168+

SOLD for $250.00
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263 P    156P imageNewfoundland, 1928, 15¢ black, die proof. Proof paper, on 78x51mm card, F.-V.F. Newf. Spec. Nos. 148dp3 $500.
Scott Nos. 156P; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
264     160 var. imageNewfoundland, 1929, Trial Surcharge on 6¢ slate. O.g., 3mm Type II surcharge, rich color, fresh and F.-V.F., with 1973 R.P.S.L. certificate. Newf. Spec. Nos. TS12.
Scott Nos. 160 var.; $1,400. (Image1)

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Scott $1,400

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
265     160 var. imageNewfoundland, 1929, Trial Surcharge on 6¢ slate. Slightly glazed o.g., 5mm Type I surcharge, rich color, fresh and F.-V.F. Newf. Spec. Nos. TS11.
Scott Nos. 160 var.; $1,400. (Image1)

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Scott $1,400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
266     160a imageNewfoundland, 1929, 3¢ on 6¢ gray black, inverted surcharge. Intense color and impression, o.g., F.-V.F. and scarce, Only 75 were Printed, with 1954 R.P.S.L. certificate. Newf. Spec. Nos. 161d $1,475.
Scott Nos. 160a; $1,000. (Image1)

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Scott $1,000

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
267     194g, 194j imageNewfoundland, 1933, 15¢ L. & S. Post, dramatic misplaced bars variety. O.g., never hinged, left stamp gum skip, strip of three, well centered, rich proof-like color on bright paper, left single (194g) with dramatic misplaced bars having overprint with bars missing from one side, right pair (194j) with dramatic misplaced bars having overprint with four side bars located at center of each stamp image, Very Fine and choice. Scott Nos. 211 var.
Newf. Spec. Nos. 194g, 194j; $3,300.

One block of 25 had the overprint shifted 10-11 mm to the right and at a slant, the greatest shift recorded. Absence of two bars on the left stamp indicates this is a margin strip.

Reference: Illustrated in Walsh's Specialized Newfoundland Catalog on page 216. (Image1)

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Newf. Spec. $3,300

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
268     211b imageNewfoundland, 1933, 15¢ L. & S. Post, overprint reading up. Choice centering within beautifully balanced margins, rich color and sharp impression, o.g., Extremely Fine and choice, Only 25 were Issued., with 1963 R.P.S.L. certificate. Newf. Spec. Nos. 194l $3,750.
Scott Nos. 211b; $5,000.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE LAND & SEA POST INVERTED OVERPRINT VARIETY.

With shortages of 15¢ stamps in 1933, the 1931 Airmail Stamp was overprinted "L. & S. Post" at the offices of D. R. Thistle signifying use for land and sea mail. The setting of 25 was used on 2800 sheets printed, with only one sheet of printed with an inverted overprint.
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Scott $5,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
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269 P    196dp3 imageNewfoundland, 1933, 2¢ Gilbert die proof. Die on 61x48mm proof paper, reversed "1094" die number at top left, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 213P.
Newf. Spec. Nos. 196dp3; $1,000. (Image1)

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Newf. Spec. $1,000

SOLD for $180.00
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270 /    217b, 219b-221b, 223 imageNewfoundland, 1933, 7¢-32¢ Gilbert Issue, perf 14 complete. Blocks of 4, o.g., 7¢, 14¢ and 24¢ never hinged, rest with one stamp l.h., well centered, bright and fresh, a Very Fine and scarce set of blocks.
Scott Nos. 217b, 219b-221b, 223b-225b; $1,555. (Image1)

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Scott $1,555

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
Canadian Provinces - Newfoundland: Regular Issue Collection Lots
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
271 /o/      imageNewfoundland, Special Exhibit Collection "Shenanigans at the Newfoundland General Post Office 1889-1900". Balance of collection that shows the management miscues and unethical behavior of the post office, includes #75 strip of three on cover; #41, 44, 49, 52, 56 reissues on philatelic cover; #62 on GPO post card announcing the Cabot Issue; #61 on local cover (only 5 recorded); #61, 62 on cover to Montreal; #48 diagonal bisect local cover; #75 FDC use, #76 FDC use, #45a top imprint block of eight; #79 (2), 63 on cover to NYC; etc.; many interesting items that tell this interesting story, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
272 /o/    75, 76 imageNewfoundland, 1897 Postal Shortage Collection. Balance of collection including two "Paid All" provisional uses, mint #75 and #76 singles (pos. 41 Type IIA Nfld 67a cat $420), used and mint #75 dramatic misplaced overprints (Nfld 66e), #75 used on local cover and on a wrapper to New York City; #75 used block from top left corner, #75 17mm surcharge local cover, #75 17mm surcharge with 4¢ Cabot to New York City; #76 on local cover (pos 41 type IIA, Nfld 67a $770), used #76 type II and IIA singles (pos. 41 Type IIA Nfld 67a cat $260), and some forgeries, F.-V.F. and interesting collection.
Scott Nos. 75, 76; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $900.00
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273 S    78-85, 86 imageNewfoundland, 1897, ½¢-5¢ Royal Family issue complete, "Specimen" overprints. Complete set of 47 different including the 2¢ rose carmine (86) that was issued to protect against illicit use of #82 examples lost at sea but washed ashore, each with punch hole, accompanied by the listing that includes 12 different SPECIMEN styles, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. set.
Scott Nos. 78-85, 86; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

In 1990, the American Bank Note Co. archives were opened and sold by Christies at auction. Many of the items sold were seen by those outside of the A.B.N.C. for the first time. Edward Wener, of Indigo, purchased the complete inventory of the 1897 Royal Family Issue, with many of these items range in quantities of 100-400 produced. Careful study is required to see differences in the 12 different SPECIMEN types.
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Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
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274 /o/    79 imageNewfoundland, 1897, 1¢ Carmine Rose, Specialized Collection. Collection of mint stamps (two singles and block of nine), mint card announcement, 15 covers, and ending with a 1¢ green #80 mint block of four, covers include three drop letters, three singles to Canada, 1¢ on 1¢ postal card to St. John N.B., 1¢ (6) and two 2¢ registered to Canada, 1¢ (5) to Brooklyn N.Y. USA, 1¢ printed matter use to USA, 1¢ (11) and 2¢ (2) on registered cover to August Dietz in Richmond Va. USA; 1¢ on 1¢ postal card to England, 1¢ pair with 5¢ to Scotland, 1¢ with 2¢ pair to Switzerland, 1¢ (10) on stamp dealer cover to E.T. Parker, Bethlehem Pa., etc., F.-V.F. and outstanding collection.
Scott Nos. 79; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (Image1)

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Est. $2,000-3,000
CLOSED
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Canadian Provinces - Newfoundland: 1919-21 Airmail Issues
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
275       imageNewfoundland, Airmail, 1919 (May 29) letter from Lt. Brown to family mentioning "Putting our machine together". One page letter with faulty "The Cochrane, St. John's Newfoundland" envelope bearing 3¢ red brown (117) tied by "St. Johns, Nfld. May 30, 1919" machine cancel to Brooklyn N.Y., letter reads "We are flying for a private concern - no government help at all, save in obtaining instruments for navigation. It won't be possible to come to New York before the flight…I'll write more as soon as we have finished putting our machine together - about another week now, with any luck, Love, Ted", Fine and interesting pre-flight letter from Lt. Brown.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

On May 11, a Handley Page plane was unloaded in Newfoundland from aboard the S.S. Digby that had sailed from Great Britain. A second plane, a Vickers-Vimy was unload from the S.S. Glendenon on May 24. Both planes had to be reassembled, the Hanley Page at Harbour Grace and the Vickers-Vimy at St. John's. "Ted" Brown, the navigator of the Vickers-Vimy, was writing to a friend in Brooklyn N.Y. On June 9, both planes had test flights.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
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276 C2 var. imageNewfoundland, Airmail, 1919 (Oct.) "First Flight Across the Atlantic" signed "A. Whitten Brown". Illustrated program signed by Lt. Brown where he first told of his achievement October 1919 in Philadelphia (he had been educated as an engineer in Pittsburgh), Very Fine, ex-Matejka.
Scott Nos. C2 var.; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $300.00
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277 /    AM3, AM3a-e imageNewfoundland, Airmail, 1919, $1 on 15¢ "Trans-Atlantic". Exhibit group of 6 mint stamps comprising normal type I (C2, AM3), no comma variety - type II (C2a, AM3a); no period variety - type III (C2b, AM3b), small comma - type IV (C2 var., AM3c), E under A variety - type V (C2c, AM3d) and a sixth stamp with a slanted misplaced surcharge (C2 var., AM3e), o.g., Type I and IV never hinged, rest with h.r., F.-V.F. Scott Nos. C2, C2a, C2b, C2c. C2 var. $2,040+.
Newf. Spec. Nos. AM3, AM3a-e; $2,725.

Within each setting of 25, there are five different constant types. Only one block of 25 produced a misplaced slanted surcharge.
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Newf. Spec. $2,725

SOLD for $675.00
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278 /    C2, C2a, C2b imageNewfoundland, Airmail, 1919, $1 on 15¢ "Trans-Atlantic", without comma after "Post" and period after "1919" varieties. O.g., top pair hinged, bottom never hinged, block of four with position one being the without comma after "Post" and position four without period after "1919", positions 8-9/13-14, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and scarce varieties block.
Scott Nos. C2, C2a, C2b; $1,465. (Image1)

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Scott $1,465

SOLD for $450.00
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279 /    C2, C2a, C2b, C2c imageNewfoundland, Airmail, 1919, $1 on 15¢ "Trans-Atlantic". O.g., 14 positions n.h. including pos. 22 (C2c), complete setting of 25, well centered, vibrant color on bright paper, positions 4, 8, 18, 19, 24 without comma after "Post" (C2a), position 14 without period after "1919" (C2b), position 22 with "A" of "Air" under "a" of "Trans." (C2c); some separation between positions 2-3, 7-8, Very Fine and rare.
Scott Nos. C2, C2a, C2b, C2c; $7,935+.

ONE OF ONLY 17 RECORDED COMPLETE SETTINGS OF THE $1 ALCOCK SURCHARGE.

The London Daily Mail offered £10,000 for the first flight across the Atlantic by a heavier-than-air machine. By 1919, conditions were rope for attempts from Newfoundland. In June, 10,000 of the 15¢ Cabot stamp were surcharged $1, in blocks of 25, for conveyance of mail on several planned flights.
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Scott $7,935+

SOLD for $3,250.00
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280     C2 imageNewfoundland, Airmail, 1919, $1 on 15¢ "Trans-Atlantic". Well centered position 20 with small comma after POST, tied by partial "St. Johns, Nfld. Jun 10, 1919" machine cancel on "The Cochrane, St. John's Newfoundland" corner card cover to Manchester, England, original matching letterhead letter from Lt. Brown to his mother reading "St. Johns, June 10th, 1919, Dear Mother, Here is a new stamp for your collection - I hope to see you before you get this letter - as you will no doubt be at Brooklands for the arrival, and then I can tell you all about it. Love Ted"; cover tears, Fine and rare use.
Scott Nos. C2; $1,500+.

A UNIQUE FLIGHT COVER FROM LT. BROWN TO HIS MOTHER IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND.

This upbeat letter from Lt. Brown to his mother was sent only four days before the flight left Newfoundland. Brooklands was an airfield used by Vickers. Lt. Brown signed his letters "Ted" or "Teddy".
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Scott $1,500+

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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