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Sale 1169 — The Dr. Paul M. Cere Collection of Semi-Official Air Posts of Canada

Sale Date — Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Category — Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3661
E
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3661, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1929, (10c) Black, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Photographic Essays (CL47E), CANADA, 1929, (10c) Black, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Photographic Essays (CL47E)CANADA, 1929, (10c) Black, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Photographic Essays (CL47E). Two photographic essays, stamp size on approximately 62 x 50mm glossy card, one has "10 Cents" where left "Air Mail" is in the final design, other has "Air Mail" inked out at left, Very Fine, excellent collateral material

E. 200-300
550
3662
P
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3662, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1929, (10c) Black, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Large Die Proof (CL47P), CANADA, 1929, (10c) Black, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Large Die Proof (CL47P)CANADA, 1929, (10c) Black, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Large Die Proof (CL47P). Stamp size on 61 x 53mm card, final design with portions drawn in black ink and Chinese white, pencil note at bottom that this is original unfinished (but accepted) sketch by Jack Housez

A UNIQUE PROOF OF THE COMMERCIAL AIRWAYS AIR POST SEMI-OFFICIAL STAMP.

Signed Kessler and Matthews

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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3663
c
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3663, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1929, (10c) Purple, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Broken "C" in "CIAL" (Unitrade CL49a), CANADA, 1929, (10c) Purple, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Broken "C" in "CIAL" (Unitrade CL49a)CANADA, 1929, (10c) Purple, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Broken "C" in "CIAL" (Unitrade CL49a).Tied on back of July 23, 1930 Edmonton-Fort McMurray first flight cover by violet box Air Mail handstamp, Very Fine, scarce on cover, Unitrade value

C$ 500
0
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3664
c
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3664, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1929, (10c) Orange, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Imperforate (CL50b; Unitrade CL50c), CANADA, 1929, (10c) Orange, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Imperforate (CL50b; Unitrade CL50c)CANADA, 1929, (10c) Orange, Commercial Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Imperforate (CL50b; Unitrade CL50c). Single with large to huge margins (probably a sheet-margin example) tied to back of cover by Feb. 23, 1931 Edmonton circular datestamp and bluish green Air Mail boxed handstamp, used on Athabasca-Edmonton first flight, only 873 covers were carried - this is the only imperforate franking we are aware of, Unitrade value

C$ 750
450
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3665
 
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3665, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, Commercial Airways Ephemera, CANADA, Commercial Airways EphemeraCANADA, Commercial Airways Ephemera. Three items, two are letters (1930 and 1931) from R.B. Jackson to George King in London acknowledging payment for stamps and a schedule, also a route schedule for the MacKenzie River District (Winter 1929-30), Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
350
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3666
c
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3666, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1932, (10c) Orange & Blue, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Vertical Shift of Orange (Unitrade CL51e), CANADA, 1932, (10c) Orange & Blue, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Vertical Shift of Orange (Unitrade CL51e)CANADA, 1932, (10c) Orange & Blue, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Vertical Shift of Orange (Unitrade CL51e). Tied to registered airmail cover by violet Fort McMurray, Alberta registered datestamp, also with pair No. C2 and single C4, sent to Montreal, a remarkable fourteen backstamps, including Chicago, New York, and various Canadian R.P.O.'s, Very Fine, an unusual use of this eye-catching variety

E. 400-500
250
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3667
E
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3667, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E), CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E). Lightly hinged, bright colors, Very Fine and scarce, with 2009 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade value

C$ 1,250
500
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3668
E
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3668, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E), CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E). Original gum, rich colors, Very Fine and scarce, Unitrade value

C$ 1,250
375
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3669
E
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3669, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E), CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E). Mint N.H. vertical pair with selvage at top, rich colors, top stamp with slight paper clip indentation, some fingerprints on gum (particularly on the top stamp), Very Fine, the violet surcharge essay is seldom seen, any size multiple is rare, accompanied by a hand-written note identifying them as being received from Mr. Sigerson, General Manager of Canadian Airways, Unitrade value as hinged singles

C$ 2,500
1,600
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3670
E
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3670, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E), CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Unadopted Surcharge in Violet (CL52E). Surcharge is in a different shade than the others we are offering, slightly disturbed original gum, strong color, Very Fine and scarce, Unitrade value

C$ 1,250
350
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3671
nh
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3671, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1932, 10c on (10c) Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official (CL52), CANADA, 1932, 10c on (10c) Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official (CL52)CANADA, 1932, 10c on (10c) Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official (CL52). Mint N.H. pane of 50, position 27 with broken "T" in "CENTS", the last column with the surcharge shifted slightly higher, Very Fine, Unitrade value

C$ 1,562
950
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3672
nh
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3672, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Inverted Surcharge (CL52a), CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Inverted Surcharge (CL52a)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Inverted Surcharge (CL52a). Mint N.H., selvage at right, wonderfully bright and fresh, Very Fine, a rare error, ex "Trillium", Unitrade C$1,500.00

1,250
450
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3673
nhbl
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3673, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Inverted Surcharge (CL52a), CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Inverted Surcharge (CL52a)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Inverted Surcharge (CL52a). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at right, beautiful vibrant colors on fresh white paper

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE CANADIAN AIRWAYS INVERTED SURCHARGE.

Scott notes there are 50 known, while Unitrade states 100. Either way, very few blocks still exist today.

Catalogue values are as singles. Unitrade C$6,000.00

5,000
2,800
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3674
og
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3674, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Pair, One with Inverted Surcharge (CL52c), CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Pair, One with Inverted Surcharge (CL52c)CANADA, 1934, 10c on (10c) Blue & Orange, Canadian Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Pair, One with Inverted Surcharge (CL52c). Horizontal pair, right stamp with surcharge inverted, lightly hinged, bright colors, right stamps with a few small spots on gum side (one just barely shows thru)

VERY FINE. ONLY TEN SUCH SE-TENANT ERROR PAIRS CAN EXIST.

Unitrade C$2,000.00

2,000
1,200
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3675
 
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3675, Commercial Airways thru Canadian Airways (CL47-CL52)CANADA, Canadian Airways Ephemera, CANADA, Canadian Airways EphemeraCANADA, Canadian Airways Ephemera. Six items, two 1933 letters to George King regarding stamps, flight covers and bulletins, on Montreal and Winnipeg letterhead, includes one of the envelopes with company letterhead, a schedule (No. 19, Oct. 19, 1931), 1937 list of passenger and express rates, and an Aerial Survey ("Reveals Unique Information Leading to Gold Discovery"), Fine-Very Fine, outstanding collateral material relating to Canadian Airways

E. 500-750
600
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