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
1925 (13 May) Marchese de Pinedo World Air Flight from Calcutta to Melbourne, the right portion of a cover addressed to Australia, franked with uncanceled strip of 4x1/2a George V stamps, with the red cachet "Italian Consul General's (Melbourne) letter of 12-11-25 / No. 756 / 11 / Calcutta to Melbourne by Seaplane, 13/5/25", the reverse with the violet cachet "ITALIAN WORLD AIR FLIGHT" showing a plane over India, signed by the President of the Aero Philatelic Club of India and initialed by Stephen Smith. De Pinedo signed the covers on the left side, but later cut this left portion off after a promised charity donation failed to materialize. Also included two pages from the Aerial Club magazine, one with a sample handstamped cachet, both initialed by Smith, v.f., one of only 93 covers flown to Australia
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