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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 — Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3505
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3505, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5). Mint N.H., four large margins, unusually fresh, Extremely Fine, quite challenging to find in this outstanding Mint Never-Hinged condition, Unitrade C$800.00

650
300
3506
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3506, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5). Mint N.H., large margins all around, strong impression, Very Fine and choice, seldom seen in this select Mint Never-Hinged quality, Unitrade C$800.00

650
225
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3507
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3507, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official (CLP5). Used on Oct. 1, 1924 illustrated flight cover to Latvia, 10c Blue (No. 117) tied by oval violet datestamp and Riga receiver, numerous backstamps, Air Post stamp with large margins all around, cover with slight edge wear, stamps are Very Fine, a rare and probably unique use to a most unusual destination

E. 400-500
300
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3508
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3508, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Type II, Inscription Inverted (CLP5c; Unitrade CLP5a), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Type II, Inscription Inverted (CLP5c; Unitrade CLP5a)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Type II, Inscription Inverted (CLP5c; Unitrade CLP5a). H.r., full to large margins on three sides, just in at right, minor gum thins

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY TWELVE WERE PRINTED WITH THE INVERTED INSCRIPTIONS, SIX EACH OF TYPES I AND II.

Unitrade C$3,000.00

2,000
1,100
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3509
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3509, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Inscription Omitted (CLP5d; Unitrade CLP5b), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Inscription Omitted (CLP5d; Unitrade CLP5b)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Inscription Omitted (CLP5d; Unitrade CLP5b). Original gum, four large margins, trivial surface rub at left

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES RECORDED AND ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL THE CANADIAN SEMI-OFFICIAL STAMPS.

There are three unused examples, one of which is defective (see next lot) and one on cover known of this error.

Ex Cornelius and Richardson. Signed Kessler and Sanabria. Unitrade C$7,000.00

5,000
3,250
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3510
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3510, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Inscription Omitted (CLP5d; Unitrade CLP5b), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Inscription Omitted (CLP5d; Unitrade CLP5b)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Inscription Omitted (CLP5d; Unitrade CLP5b). H.r., four large margins, closed tear at top left and light horizontal crease at bottom, interestingly, has a full offset of another stamp (without inscriptions) on the reverse, Very Fine appearance, remarkably, the Cere collection contains half of the known examples of this error rarity, signed Champion, Unitrade C$7,000.00

5,000
0
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3511
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3511, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f). Top stamp with wide "ew" spacing, Mint N.H., large margins all around, strong impression, quite fresh, Extremely Fine, panes are especially difficult to come by in this choice Mint N.H. condition, Unitrade C$3,500.00

2,250
2,100
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3512
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3512, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f). Top stamp with wide "ew" spacing, lightly hinged, large balanced margins all around, strong impression, Extremely Fine, a most handsome pane of two, Unitrade C$1,750.00

1,500
900
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3513
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3513, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f). Top stamp with wide "ew" spacing, top stamp lightly hinged, bottom stamp Mint N.H., large margins all around, Very Fine, Unitrade C$1,750.00

1,500
500
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3514
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3514, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two (CLP5f). Top stamp with wide "ew" spacing, large margins all around, top stamp with small surface rub, otherwise Very Fine, Unitrade C$1,750.00

1,500
300
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3515
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3515, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscription Inverted (CLP5g; Unitrade CLP5a), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscription Inverted (CLP5g; Unitrade CLP5a)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscription Inverted (CLP5g; Unitrade CLP5a). H.r., large margins all around, bottom stamp with crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY FIVE PAIRS AND TWO SINGLES ARE RECORDED WITH THE INVERTED INSCRIPTIONS.

This is perhaps the finest of the four known unused pairs. The fifth recorded pair is the unique usage on cover. See lot 3517.

Unitrade C$6,000.00

4,500
2,700
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3516
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3516, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscription Inverted (CLP5g; Unitrade CLP5a), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscription Inverted (CLP5g; Unitrade CLP5a)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscription Inverted (CLP5g; Unitrade CLP5a). Impressively, the Cere collection contains a second unused example of this rarity (and still a third example, on cover, is in the next lot), original gum, mostly large margins, just touching the frameline in a couple places

FINE. ONLY TWELVE EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN WITH THE INVERTED INSCRIPTIONS.

Of the twelve known examples, ten are contained in five panes of two.

Ex Cunliffe. Unitrade C$6,000.00

4,500
2,600
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3517
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3517, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscriptions Inverted (CLP5g), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscriptions Inverted (CLP5g)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, Pane of Two, Inscriptions Inverted (CLP5g). Large margins all around, tied to special illustrated cover (front and back) by violet Oct. 1, 1924 oval flight datestamp, along with three 1c Yellow (No. 105), Winnipeg backstamp, cover is particularly fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH A COMPLETE PANE OF TWO WITH INVERTED INSCRIPTIONS. AN IMPORTANT CANADIAN AIR POST SEMI-OFFICAL RARITY.

Only five pairs and two singles are recorded. This pair is the only one on cover.

Ex Cunliffe. Unpriced in Scott on cover. Unitrade value

C$ 8,000
3,750
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3518
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3518, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, "Airial" instead of "Aerial" (CLP5h), CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, "Airial" instead of "Aerial" (CLP5h)CANADA, 1924, ($1.00) Black on Red, Estevan-Winnipeg Air Post Semi-Official, "Airial" instead of "Aerial" (CLP5h). Original gum, four large margins, exceptionally fresh, small pencil mark noting the "i" should be and "e" (done by the printer - the other known example has this mark)

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE "AIRIAL" MISSPELLING. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CERE COLLECTION.

Signed Kessler. Unitrade (where it is listed as a proof) C$8,000.00

6,500
4,500
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3519
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3519, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, Oct. 1, 1924 Estevan-Winnipeg Flight Cover, CANADA, Oct. 1, 1924 Estevan-Winnipeg Flight CoverCANADA, Oct. 1, 1924 Estevan-Winnipeg Flight Cover. United States 2c Carmine tied by Sept. 26. 1924 Wahpeton, North Dakota duplex on special flight cover, light violet oval flight datestamp, Winnipeg backstamp, Fine, only three covers are known posted at Wahpeton

E. 750-1,000
0
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3520
 
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3520, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924 Photo of Estevan-Winnipeg Pilot E. A. Alton, CANADA, 1924 Photo of Estevan-Winnipeg Pilot E. A. AltonCANADA, 1924 Photo of Estevan-Winnipeg Pilot E. A. Alton. Large photo measuring 177 x 123mm, showing the Postmaster handing Alton a mailbag to be carried on the Oct. 1, 1924 flight, signed by Alton, photo is particularly fresh and clean, Very Fine, an outstanding collateral item

E. 500-750
0
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3521
 
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3521, Estevan-Winnipeg Promotional Issue (CLP5)CANADA, 1924 Photo of Estevan-Winnipeg Pilot E. A. Alton, CANADA, 1924 Photo of Estevan-Winnipeg Pilot E. A. AltonCANADA, 1924 Photo of Estevan-Winnipeg Pilot E. A. Alton. Similar to previous lot but smaller size (125 x 96mm), signed by Alton, also includes a flown cover with the stamp (CLP5) tied on the specially produced cover, the cover also signed by Alton, Very Fine

E. 500-750
325
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3522
c
Estevan-Winnipeg Cover Balance. Eleven flown covers, all on the special illustrated envelope, two are without the stamp (but these are signed by the pilot), some others pilot signed, Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
0
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