U.S. and Worldwide Stamps; South America; Russia
January 13-14, 2010

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Lot #648
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH NEWFOUNDLAND Air Post
1921 35c red, block of 25, 18 stamps with "wide setting", balance with narrow, with varieties including with period and without, "1" of "1921" below "F" of "Halifax" (both settings), six stamps hinged, balance n.h., fine-v.f., with 1980 Diena cert. (without premium for block), ideal for a specialist as the block contains the full setting of 25,
Box */**
Catalog #C3,3b,f,g-h,j
Catalog Value $5,800
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #649
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH NEWFOUNDLAND Air Post
1933 Balbo Flight, $4.50 on 75c bister, surcharge inverted, well centered, never hinged and post office fresh, with 2002 BPA cert. The stamp was issued in connection with the return flight from Chicago to Rome by General Italo Balbo's squadron of Italian Seaplanes. 8,000 stamps were issued and four "Checkers" were appointed to ensure that no errors were sold (The "DO-X" Surcharge of 1923 produced 50+ inverted surcharges and efforts were made to avoid the same mistake) and several invert blocks were actually discovered and subsequently torn up (four of these "torn varieties" are known to have reached the market). Despite these added precautions, one intact inverted block of four did reach the public hands and was subsequently split into four singles, the copy offered here being position 1 of the setting. Of the four sound singles, only two are in never hinged condition. A major 20th Century and Air Post rarity, missing from even the most advanced collections (Unitrade C18a, CA$195,000+)
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Catalog #C18a
Price Realized
$100,000.00

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