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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — Canada - Semi-Official Air Posts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2172
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2172, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1918, 25c Black and Red, Aero Club of Canada Air Post Semi-Official (CLP2), CANADA, 1918, 25c Black and Red, Aero Club of Canada Air Post Semi-Official (CLP2)CANADA, 1918, 25c Black and Red, Aero Club of Canada Air Post Semi-Official (CLP2). Tied by Sept. 3, 1918 Toronto duplex on front of cover to Ottawa, 2c Brown War Tax (MR4) tied by violet oval Ottawa "Dead Letter Office" and "Returned for Postage" handstamps, similar D.L.O. handstamp on reverse, along with Sept. 4 Toronto oval datestamp, stamp with pre-use crease, cover with edge faults and slightly reduced at left, Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate, a rare use of No. CLP2 on cover

4,250
475
2173
og
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2173, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 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, signed Champion, Unitrade C$7,000.00

5,000
1,300
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2174
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2174, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 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. 500-750
550
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2175
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2175, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 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. 300-400
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2176
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. 500-750
350
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2177
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2177, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 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. 200-300
350
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2178
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2178, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Route Overprint in Violet (CL14 var), CANADA, 1927, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Route Overprint in Violet (CL14 var)CANADA, 1927, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Route Overprint in Violet (CL14 var). The "Haileybury and Rouyn 10 Cents" overprint in violet instead of red or blue black, tied on back of illustrated flight cover from Rouyn to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island by Rouyn, April 11, 1927 circular datestamp, franked with 2c Green (No. 107), stamp with brilliant colors

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE WITH THE ROUTE OVERPRINT IN VIOLET.

Not yet priced in Scott or Unitrade

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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2179
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2179, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Black "Red Lake" Descending (CL17a), CANADA, 1927, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Black "Red Lake" Descending (CL17a)CANADA, 1927, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Black "Red Lake" Descending (CL17a). Almost vertical handstamp "ties" the stamp to back of flight cover, tied by Sioux Lookout Sep. 19, 1927 circular datestamp, franked with 2c Green (No. 107) by Red Lake Sep. 13, 1927 datestamp, Very Fine, having the "Red Lake" handstamp actually tie the stamp is most unusual and desirable, ex Morrow and Wall, Unitrade C$1,750.00

1,600
1,000
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2180
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2180, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1926, 10c Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Red Overprint, Broken "N" in ROUYN" (C19 var), CANADA, 1926, 10c Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Red Overprint, Broken "N" in ROUYN" (C19 var)CANADA, 1926, 10c Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Red Overprint, Broken "N" in ROUYN" (C19 var). Tied by Rouyn June 23, 1927 circular datestamp along with pair 1c Yellow (No. 105) on flown cover, Haileybury and Rouyn backstamps, Very Fine, this variety is listed on other stamps of the series (e.g. No. CL22d) but not on No. C19

E. 400-500
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2181
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2181, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1926, 5c Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Red Overprint Ascending, Small "v" in "VIA" (CL20b var), CANADA, 1926, 5c Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Red Overprint Ascending, Small "v" in "VIA" (CL20b var)CANADA, 1926, 5c Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Red Overprint Ascending, Small "v" in "VIA" (CL20b var). Mint N.H. top right corner selvage single, position 2 on the pane, intense colors, Very Fine, no more than 25 can exist, the small "v" is not listed on this stamp, catalogued as the normal No. CL20, Unitrade value C$2,175.00 as the normal No. CL20b

C$ 1,500
1,100
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2182
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2182, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1926, (5c) Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Violet Overprint Ascending (CL21a), CANADA, 1926, (5c) Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Violet Overprint Ascending (CL21a)CANADA, 1926, (5c) Black & Red on Blue, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Violet Overprint Ascending (CL21a). Barest trace of hinging, exceptionally well-centered, minute pinhole, Extremely Fine appearance, only sixteen examples were printed with the violet overprint ascending, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$3,500.00

2,500
1,000
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2183
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2183, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Green, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25e), CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Green, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25e)CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Green, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25e). Mint N.H., with imprint in selvage at right (position 7 on the pane), wonderfully fresh, Very Fine, Unitrade value

C$ 675
250
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2184
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2184, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Dark Green, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25e), CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Dark Green, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25e)CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Dark Green, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25e). Plate no. 13 pane of eight, similar to the previous lot, with a distinctively darker overprint color than normal, seven stamps Mint N.H. including the variety, Very Fine, Unitrade value

C$ 950
400
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2185
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2185, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Black, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25f), CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Black, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25f)CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Black, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25f). Mint N.H., excellent centering, bright colors, Extremely Fine, Unitrade value

C$ 675
225
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2186
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2186, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Black, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25f), CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Black, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25f)CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Descending Overprint in Black, Malformed "o" in "Lookout" (Unitrade CL25f). Mint N.H. horizontal pair with plate no. 15 and imprints in selvage on three sides, left stamp the variety (position 7 on the pane), choice centering, exceedingly fresh, Extremely Fine, an eye-catching position piece, Unitrade value

C$ 765
275
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2187
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2187, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Black Overprint (CL26), CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Black Overprint (CL26)CANADA, 1927, 5c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official, Black Overprint (CL26). Block of four (bottom half of pane) with plate no. 17 selvage on three sides, stamps all Mint N.H. (hinged in the bottom selvage only), deep colors, Extremely Fine, catalogue values as singles, Unitrade C$720.00

700
250
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2188
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2188, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1926, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official (CL27), CANADA, 1926, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official (CL27)CANADA, 1926, 10c Green & Red on Yellow, Patricia Airways Air Post Semi-Official (CL27). H.r., strong colors, Very Fine, only 400 printed, Unitrade C$375.00

400
110
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2189
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2189, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, (10c) Black & Orange, Western Canada Airways, Air Post Semi-Official, Jubilee Issue (CL41), CANADA, 1927, (10c) Black & Orange, Western Canada Airways, Air Post Semi-Official, Jubilee Issue (CL41)CANADA, 1927, (10c) Black & Orange, Western Canada Airways, Air Post Semi-Official, Jubilee Issue (CL41). Mint N.H. pane of 50, Fine-Very Fine, Unitrade C$1,125.00

1,125
375
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2190
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2190, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 25c Blue, Yukon Airways, Air Post Semi-Official (CL42), CANADA, 1927, 25c Blue, Yukon Airways, Air Post Semi-Official (CL42)CANADA, 1927, 25c Blue, Yukon Airways, Air Post Semi-Official (CL42). Tied on Nov. 24, 1927 White Horse-Keno Hill flight cover (AAMC 111b) by White Horse circular datestamp and Dec. 6 arrival datestamp, 2c Green (No. 107) tied by the White Horse circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, AAMC notes the number of pieces carried as "very small"

E. 200-300
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2191
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2191, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 1927, 25c Blue, Yukon Airways, Air Post Semi-Official (CL42), CANADA, 1927, 25c Blue, Yukon Airways, Air Post Semi-Official (CL42)CANADA, 1927, 25c Blue, Yukon Airways, Air Post Semi-Official (CL42). Tied on Nov. 24, 1927 White Horse-Dawson flight cover (AAMC 111c) by White Horse circular datestamp, 2c Green (No. 107) tied by the same datestamp, Dawson backstamp of Dec. 8, fresh and Very Fine, AAMC notes the number of pieces carried as "very small"

E. 200-300
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2192
c
Yukon Airways Cover Balance. Eight flown covers with No. CL42 tied, three are from the scarce November 24, 1927 flight (three different legs including White Horse-Dawson which is franked with 2c on 3c Carmine - No. 139), one on illustrated first flight, one with repair entry of left "2" (Unitrade CL42f) on June 23, 1929 Champagne-White Horse first flight, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
375
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2193
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2193, Canada - Semi-Official Air PostsCANADA, 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
100
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2194
c
Balance of the Air Post Semi-Official Covers. Eighteen flown covers, nice range of companies, most are better items, as even the relatively common stamps have uncommon usages (better flights, pilot signed, or a scarce commercial usage), Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
900
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2195
 
Air Post Semi-Official Group. On seven exhibit pages, eight covers such as Nos. CLP3, CLP5 and CL6, also with a few unused singles such as CL3, CL5, CL26e, CL29, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
700
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