Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
August 9-10, 2022
Cherrystone is pleased to present our Summer auction taking place on August 9-10, 2022, featuring Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World. This sale contains 1,283 lots, with notable United States, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, numerous European countries, with Austria, Belgium, France & Colonies, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Colonies, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Switzerland. From Asia there are selections of China, Laos and Vietnam. South American countries are also well represented, with a good showing of Inverted Centers from all parts of the globe. There and numerous flight covers and large lots and collections. Please note there are no printed catalogues for this auction.
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Flight Covers
1913 Aerial Exhibition at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, printed card, "Great Aerial Exhibition 8th January 1913. BY Messrs G. Verminck & M. Pourpe. A Souvenir from 20,000 feet ABOVE CALCUTTA. PRICE Re. 1". A small number of these cards were flown by Pourpe and Verminck during their four day aerial exhibition, and were sold to the public on the final day. The card bears the cachets "Consulat General de France/Calcutta" and "H.F.Bennett/Calcutta/Handwriting Expert", and is signed and dated "Stephen H. Smith, 26/5/27", all on the reverse. Small insect hole at lower right corner, otherwise fine. A rare item flown by these pioneer aviators, just six cards believed to have survived (also included is a page from the July 1927 Bulletin of Aero Philatelic Club of India which documents the discovery of these cards)
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