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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
1602 CVR New Zealand imageNOV.12.1931 Flight Cover with 1d + 1d scarlet Smiling Boy Health Stamp, Stapleton #57g, flown from Wellington to Auckland New Zealand, with Air Mail Society expert committee handstamp on back as well as an Auckland NOV.12 receiver. Very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails.

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
1603 CVR New Zealand imageNOV.10.1931 First Day Airmail Cover, franked with a Scott #C1 3d chocolate (first day of issue) on a first flight cover from Christchurch to Wellington, with a NOV.10.1931 first day cancel. Air Mail Society of New Zealand expert committee backstamp. Scarce and very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails.

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
1604 CVR New Zealand image1930-1931 Dominion Airways Ltd. Flight Covers, includes Stapleton #38a DEC.26.1930 flown cover with SIXPENCE label signed by A. Rosenberg, the company secretary, flown Hastings to Grisborne where it entered the Post Office mail. The Post Office banned the labels on Dec. 29th so to keep using them they were cut to remove the "SIXPENCE". Also a #39a Hastings to Grisborne with a cut label. Both covers signed by pilot George Bolt. Scarce covers, overall very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 420

SOLD for C$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1605 CVR New Zealand imageGroup of 17 First Flight Covers from November 1931, includes Stapleton #s 57c (x2), d, e, g, h, j, l, n, p, q, r, s, t and u, plus 59c. #57 covers were trial flights organised by the New Zealand Air League and the New Zealand Post Office. #59c was flown Auckland to Wellington by Sq. Leader McGregor. Some covers have backstamps, and all have Air Mail Society of New Zealand expert committee handstamps. Many of these flights have fewer than 100 covers flown, all of these are franked with # C1 or C2 plus other stamps. Overall very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 840

SOLD for C$275.00
Will close during Public Auction
1606 CVR New Zealand imageSet of All 12 Legs of the DEC.10.1931 Auckland to Gisborne First Flights, Stapleton #s 60a-60l, all franked with either Scott C1 or C2 plus other stamps, these were trial flights organised by the New Zealand Air League and the New Zealand Post Office. Most are backstamped with arrival c.d.s. and all have Air Mail Society of New Zealand expert committee handstamps. Overall very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 485

SOLD for C$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1607 CVR New Zealand imageGroup of Eleven December 1931 First Flight Covers, Stapleton #s 61/66, with #61, the Dec 11 First New Zealand flight to Brisbane Australia, plus 10 special Christmas survey flight covers, including #s 62c, i, u, v, 63c, j, m and 66 b, f plus an unlisted Christchurch to Gisborne flight cover. Two covers with the Holly cachet and one is pilot signed. Some with minor faults but overall very fine, all have Air Mail Society of New Zealand expert committee handstamps. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 585

SOLD for C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
1608 CVR New Zealand imageGroup of Three 1930s Overseas Air Mail Covers via Australia, includes Stapleton #36f Perth Australia and Karachi India. Also JUL.9 cover from Christchurch to the UK via Karachi and an OCT.2 cover from Christchurch to India via Adelaide and Perth Australia. The JUL.9 cover has a New Zealand Air Mail Society expert handstamp on back. Overall very fine group. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 400

SOLD for C$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
1609 CVR New Zealand imageSet of Twelve Jan 1932 West Coast, South Island Survey Flight Covers, all franked with Scott #C4 (cat as used at $25 each), includes a complete set of 12 of Stapleton #s 70a-l, plus extras of flights a, e, h and k. All but 4 have New Zealand Air Mail Society expert committee handstamps on back. Overall very fine, with a few minor creases, 16 covers in all. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 645

SOLD for C$75.00
Will close during Public Auction
1610 CVR New Zealand imageFEB.21.1932 Omaru to Christchurch Flood Emergency Flight Cover, Stapleton #72a. Severe flooding cut road and rail links so the postmaster requested planes returning from the Invercargill Air Pageant to land at the town and carry mail. Several aircraft under the command of Sq. Leader J.L. Findlay, who signed this cover, landed and carried mail to Christchurch. Very few covers are signed. Many creases and missing part of backflap, with New Zealand Air Mail Society expert committee handstamp on back. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails.

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Stapleton $ 375

SOLD for C$45.00
Will close during Public Auction
1611 CVR New Zealand imageSet of Seventeen MAR.16.1932 Wellington to Dannevirke Survey Flight Covers, Stapleton #73, with all 17 legs, flown from Wellington, Masterten, Pahiatua, Woodville and Dannevirke. All covers with Air Mail Society of New Zealand expert committee handstamps on back. All franked with Scott #C4 which catalogue $25 each for used. A very fine set. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 795

SOLD for C$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1612 CVR New Zealand imageGroup of Ten April 1932 Flight Covers, includes Stapleton #75 from the special opening of the Timaru Airport, signed by the pilot T.W. White, and #76a-76i, 9 of the 10 legs from the Auckland / North Auckland survey flights, all but 2 have Air Mail Society of New Zealand expert committee handstamps on back. Most are franked with Scott #C4 (stamps catalogue $25 each as used). Overall very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 465

SOLD for C$40.00
Will close during Public Auction
1613 CVR New Zealand imageMAR.31.1933 First New Zealand Acceptance for Imperial Airways Flight to Kuwait, with 4-line cachet in purple, one of only 39 covers flown. Kuwait APR.27 receiver on back, as well as Air Mail Society of New Zealand expert committee handstamp. Very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails.

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Stapleton $ 150

SOLD for C$220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1614 CVR New Zealand imageFEB.17.1934 Trans-Tasman Flown Cover and Special Post Card, both franked with the Trans-Tasman overprint stamp (Scott #C5 $55 as used). The special post card is one of 100 flown to New Zealand on DEC.3 and is signed on the picture side by all three pilots (Ulm, Allan and Boulton). Overall very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 315

SOLD for C$160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1615 CVR New Zealand imageGroup of 10 Air Mail Flight Covers, includes Stapleton #s 37a, 37b, 40a, 40b, 44b, 44c, 45a (z2) and 45b (x2). #37b is on a cut down and folded reused envelope with 4 Health stamps, balance is very fine. Both #40b covers have New Zealand Air Mail Society expert committee handstamps on reverse, and are pilot signed. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 840

SOLD for C$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1616 CVR New Zealand imageMAR.26.1938 London - Blenheim - London Flight by D.H. 88 Comet G-ACSS, Stapleton #s 183b, c, flown by Clouston & Ricketts. #183b flown from London to Bleinheim and back to London, 183c flown from Bleinheim to London. Both flights via Australia, with all datestamps on front. One of the covers is signed by both pilots. Very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 400

SOLD for C$85.00
Will close during Public Auction
1617 CVR New Zealand imageBalance of the New Zealand First Flight Collection, 1931-1938, with 25 covers, including Stapleton #s 73a, b, e, g, h, j, l, n, p, 76a, b, c, e, f, h, 84e, 87e, 106a, 108e, 178c, 190b, plus NOV.5.1931 airmail covers to England (x3), Australia and Canada. 6 covers have Air mail Society of New Zealand expert committee handstamp, with various frankings, a few faults but overall very fine. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (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) (Scan 15) (Scan 16) (Scan 17) (Scan 18) (Scan 19) (Scan 20) (Scan 21) (Scan 22) (Scan 23) (Scan 24) (Scan 25) (Scan 26) (All Scans)

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Stapleton $ 945

SOLD for C$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1618 CVR Persia / Iraq image1923-1924 Baghdad to Cairo Covers, first was mailed MAR.30.1923 Baghdad to Cairo then on to England, franked with 6 British Occupation Iraq stamps, fine. Second mailed Teheran on DEC.24.1924 to Dublin, Ireland, franked with 10 Persia stamps depicting Ahmed Shah Qajar (some are on back of cover) with bilingual "BY AIR MAIL BAGDAD-CAIRO" handstamp in purple plus Teheran registration markings, Bagdad c.d.s. on back. This is a very early first First Flight from Iran, carried by a Junkers F13 aircraft were among the world's best airplanes, from the military and transport point of view. Opened a bit roughly at top, still very fine and unlisted in AAMS. Also includes two 1933 flight covers Baghdad to Stephen Smith in Calcutta India, both with additional "Karachi-Calcutta / First Air Mail" pictorial handstamps on back (these with light stains, else fine). From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 250

SOLD for C$850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1619 CVR Philippines imageGroup of 26 First Flight Covers and Cards, includes AAMS #s 26, 33, 34, 37a, 37f, 38, 39, 41, 70, 76, 78, 80, 82a, 84, 97a, 102, etc. We note 8 covers addressed to Stephen Smith in India, some registered, and more. Condition varies, one cover is quite damaged and a few have water stains still overall fine or better, with an AAMS catalogue value of well over $600. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (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) (Scan 15) (Scan 16) (Scan 17) (Scan 18) (Scan 19) (Scan 20) (Scan 21) (Scan 22) (Scan 23) (Scan 24) (Scan 25) (Scan 26) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1620 PC South Africa image1911 Kenilworth South Africa First Flight Postcard To Muizenberg, mailed on DEC.30.1911 (cachet canceling stamp) with Muizenberg (same day datestamp on front), then to Woodstock (JAN.4.1912 receiver on front). This is a special card prepared for the occasion, franked with a 1d Transvaal stamp. There were 729 items carried on this flight. Edge wear, still fine and scarce. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 300

SOLD for C$130.00
Will close during Public Auction
1621 CVR South Africa imageGroup of 19 Air Mail and First Flight Covers, 1925-1934, all but two are from South Africa (those from Southwest Africa), includes a MAR.16.1925 cover from East London to Cape Town, a group of 5 first flights from Cape Town JAN.27.1932 to Johannesburg, Kimberley, Victoria West, Petersburg, and Bulawayo, 2 covers flown to India in June 1933 for the First Through Flight from Karachi to Calcutta, and a FEB.13.1934 Royal Tour Airmail cover plus assorted other covers including a 1937 Cape Town to London record flight cover. Many are addressed to Stephen Smith in Calcutta, Mr. Pont's friend. A few faults, still overall fine or better. From the L. V. Pont Collection of India Airmails. (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) (Scan 15) (Scan 16) (Scan 17) (Scan 18) (Scan 19) (Scan 20) (Scan 21) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$375.00
Will close during Public Auction

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