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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 — Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3526
c
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3526, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, Northern Air Service, 1925 Haileybury-Rouyn Experimental Flight (AAMC 60), CANADA, Northern Air Service, 1925 Haileybury-Rouyn Experimental Flight (AAMC 60)CANADA, Northern Air Service, 1925 Haileybury-Rouyn Experimental Flight (AAMC 60). 3c Confederation (No. 135) tied by Haileybury May 18, 1925 circular datestamp on cover to Rouyn (May 18 backstamp), two-line purple flight cachet

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY EIGHT PIECES OF MAIL WERE CARRIED ON THIS FLIGHT.

Unitrade value C$2,500.00

2,500
1,400
3527
c
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3527, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, Northern Air Service, 1925 Rouyn-Haileybury Experimental Flight (AAMC 60a), CANADA, Northern Air Service, 1925 Rouyn-Haileybury Experimental Flight (AAMC 60a)CANADA, Northern Air Service, 1925 Rouyn-Haileybury Experimental Flight (AAMC 60a). Return trip of the previous lot, 1c Yellow and 2c Green (Nos. 105, 107) tied by Rouyn May 18, 1925 circular datestamps on cover to Haileybury (May 18 backstamp), two-line purple flight cachet

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY EIGHT PIECES OF MAIL WERE CARRIED ON THIS RETURN FLIGHT.

Also includes an affidavit confirming that only sixteen covers (eight on each leg) were carried.

With 2009 P.F. certificate. Unitrade value C$2,500.00

2,500
1,100
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3528
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3528, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Red and Yellow on White Paper Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service, Imperforate Proof Tete-Beche Pair (CL9P), CANADA, 1926, (25c) Red and Yellow on White Paper Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service, Imperforate Proof Tete-Beche Pair (CL9P)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Red and Yellow on White Paper Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service, Imperforate Proof Tete-Beche Pair (CL9P). Mint N.H. vertical gutter tete-beche pair, large margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine and rare, Unitrade value

C$ 1,225
600
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3529
c
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3529, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service Air Post Semi-Official (CL9), CANADA, 1926, (25c) Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service Air Post Semi-Official (CL9)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service Air Post Semi-Official (CL9). Tied on the back of cover by May 25, 1926 circular datestamp to Hudson, Ontario, 3c Carmine (No. 109) tied by same cancel, the stamp was placed over the previously issued stamp (No. CL8), the cover was then used a second time on Patricia Airways June 27 Sioux Lookout-Rolling Portage inaugural flight, with the Air Post stamp tied by the company's blue straightline, also boxed flight cachet, Rolling Portage datestamp, Very Fine and unique double use

E. 300-400
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3530
c
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3530, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Blue & Yellow, Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service, Air Post Semi-Official, Vertical Tete-Beche Pair (CL9b), CANADA, 1926, (25c) Blue & Yellow, Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service, Air Post Semi-Official, Vertical Tete-Beche Pair (CL9b)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Blue & Yellow, Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service, Air Post Semi-Official, Vertical Tete-Beche Pair (CL9b). Right two stamps from the pane of eight, with selvage on three sides, tied on reverse of Hudson-Red Lake legal-size flight cover with Rolling Portage, Apr. 7, 1926 datestamp, franked with pair 1c Yellow (No. 105) and single 3c Brown (No. 108) tied by Toronto Apr. 5, 1926 circular datestamps, Red Lake datestamp of Apr. 5 alongside, cover with trivial edge wear, tete-beche pair is Very Fine, a very rare and possibly unique use of a tete-beche pair on a flown cover

E. 750-1,000
650
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3531
nhbl
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3531, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Deep Blue Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten (CL11a), CANADA, 1926, (25c) Deep Blue Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten (CL11a)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Deep Blue Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten (CL11a). Mint N.H. pane of ten containing four tete-beche pairs, well-centered and fresh, Very Fine, Scott only prices hinged at $450.00, but assigns a 50% premium for the never-hinged single, Unitrade value

C$ 800
550
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3532
c
Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3532, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Deep Blue Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pair (CL11a), CANADA, 1926, (25c) Deep Blue Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pair (CL11a)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Deep Blue Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pair (CL11a). Tied on reverse of Rouyn-Haileybury first flight cover by Oct. 22, 1925 Rouyn circular datestamp and violet flight handstamp, cover sent registered, with 2c Green and 10c Bister Brown (Nos. 107, 118) tied by the Rouyn circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate, tete-beche pairs used on the flight covers are very scarce

E. 400-500
425
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3533
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3533, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Ultramarine Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten, One Side Darker (CL12b), CANADA, 1926, (25c) Ultramarine Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten, One Side Darker (CL12b)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Ultramarine Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten, One Side Darker (CL12b). Mint N.H. pane of ten, with one vertical row in a distinctly darker shade, well-centered, fresh colors, a few fingerprints on gum, Very Fine and scarce, Scott only prices hinged at $1,250.00, Unitrade value

C$ 2,250
900
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3534
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Sale Number 1169, Lot Number 3534, Northern Air Service thru Fairchild Air Transport (AAMC 60, CL9, CL11)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Ultramarine Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten (CL12c; Unitrade CL12e), CANADA, 1926, (25c) Ultramarine Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten (CL12c; Unitrade CL12e)CANADA, 1926, (25c) Ultramarine Fairchild Air Transport Air Post Semi-Official, Tete-Beche Pane of Ten (CL12c; Unitrade CL12e). All stamps tete-beche (vertical and horizontal) lightly hinged on the top two stamps, others Mint N.H., bottom right stamp with small indentation that just breaks the paper in one place, otherwise Very Fine, few panes exist with all stamps tete-beche, Unitrade C$3,000.00

2,250
1,100
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