Lot 289Newfoundland, Airmail, 1930, 50¢ on 36¢ Columbia Flight, Position 2, nicely centered, bright and fresh, o.g., tone spot on reverse, Very Fine; signed Bloch, with clear 1968 Friedl certificate.
Scott Nos. C5 $9,000.
The Newfoundland government overprinted 300 copies of the 36¢ "Caribou" issue for use on this flight. Only 100 were actually used: 65 from St. John's and 35 from Harbour Grace. After flying 2,650 miles, the plane was forced down at Tresco Island, off the coast of England. The "Columbia" was able to finish the flight, landing at Croydon Airport on October 13.
Lot 290Newfoundland, Airmail, 1930, 50¢ on 36¢ Columbia Flight, well centered with rich color, tied by "St. Johns, N'fld. Sep 25, 1930" machine cancel to Hants, England, endorsed "Air Mail, Colombia" at bottom left, Harbour Grace (10.9) transit backstamp; top edge tear and vertical fold, Very Fine; with 1938 Kessler and 1974 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. C5 $12,000.
ONE OF ONLY 65 FLIGHT COVERS FROM ST. JOHN'S WITH THE 50¢ ON 30¢ SURCHARGE COLUMBIA FLIGHT ISSUE.
On October 9, 1930, a U.S. Navy crew of two left Harbour Grace in the Miss Columbia, refueled on Tresco Island (England) and arrived in Croydon on the 11th. 65 covers were postmarked at St. John's and 35 at Harbour Grace. The consignor has documented a total of 34 covers from St. John's and 16 from Harbour Grace.
Lot 291Newfoundland, Airmail, 1930, 50¢ on 36¢ Columbia Flight, well centered with rich color, tied by "Harbour Grace, OC 9, 30" cds, additional strike adjacent on cover to Lowestoft, England, Oct. 13th arrival backstamp; top edge fault and vertical fold at center, F.-V.F.; signed Bloch, with 1974 Friedl certificate.
Scott Nos. C5 $15,000.
ONE OF ONLY 35 FLIGHT COVERS FROM HARBOUR GRACE WITH THE 50¢ ON 30¢ SURCHARGE COLUMBIA FLIGHT ISSUE.
Lot 292 /Newfoundland, Airmail, 1931, 15¢ to $1 Pictorial issue complete, o.g., $1 values with bottom top pairs hinged, C10 one stamp slight disturbance, rest never hinged, set of blocks of four for the unwatermarked and watermarked issues, bright and fresh, F.-V.F. and scarce set of blocks.
Scott Nos. C6-C8, C9-C11 $1,480.
Lot 293 /Newfoundland, Airmail, 1932, $1.50 on $1 Dornier DO-X Flight, block of 4, setting of four, o.g., bottom pair never hinged, well centered, bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. C12 $1,400.
The giant Dornier DO-X flying boat (which could carry up to 170 passengers) did not find a buyer in the U.S., so it was decided to fly it back to Germany in 1932 via Newfoundland and the Azores. 8,000 of the watermarked version of the $1 air mail (which traced the Alcock-Brown flight's route) were surcharged $1.50. The successful 1932 flight demonstrated the great advances made in just 13 years since Alcock-Brown. Use of the underlying stamp with its reference to their pioneering effort.
Lot 294 oNewfoundland, Airmail, 1932, $1.50 on $1 Dornier DO-X Flight, dramatic misplaced overprint, overprint shifted upward, well centered, machine cancel, Very Fine and scarce example if this striking variety. Newf. Spec. Nos. AM13a $850.
Scott Nos. C12 var. $275 as normal.
Lot 295Newfoundland, Airmail, 1932, $1.50 on $1 Dornier DO-X Flight, tied by two strikes of blue "Holyrood, MY 20, 32" cds on cover mailed back to St. John's bearing Germany 25pf blue tied by "Holtenau, 29.7 32" cds, reverse with St. John's (8.16) machine arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. C12 Estimate $400 - 600.
ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED FLIGHT COVERS FROM HOLYROOD.
A few covers were sent back to Newfoundland from Holtenau, Germany similarly franked. Only three are recorded, and one is signed by DO-X Engineer Harry Brewton - so it is assumed he is responsible for these interesting uses.
Lot 296Newfoundland, Airmail, 1932, $1.50 on $1 Dornier DO-X Flight, tied by "St. Johns, N'fld. May 19, 1932" machine cancel on flight cover to London, England, "By Air Mail" blue label, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott Nos. C12 $400.
Lot 297Newfoundland, Airmail, 1932, $1.50 on $1 Dornier DO-X Flight, inverted surcharge, o.g., nicely centered, strong color, Very Fine, Only 50 Were Printed; with 1959 R.P.S.L. (photocopy) and 2004 Brandon certificates, Sanabria and Billig backstamps. Newf. Spec. Nos. AM13b $20,750.
Scott Nos. C12a $20,000.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF DORNIER DO-X WITH INVERTED SURCHARGE.
Lot 298 /Newfoundland, Airmail, 1933, 5¢-75¢ Labrador complete, o.g., top pairs h.r.'s, bottom pairs never hinged, nicely centered set of blocks of four including two 10¢ shades, a Very Fine set of blocks.
Scott Nos. C13-C17 $992.