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Lot #8568
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH CANADIAN TERRITORY - Newfoundland Air Post
1927 60c black, well centered and overprinted "Air Mail De Pinedo 1927" in red, used on small cover from St. John's (May 20) to Rome, Italy, Trepassey May 21 departure pmk below, with "Roma Centro 22.VI.1927 Le Piu Belle Terme del Mondo Salsomaggiore Periodo Di Cura Marzo-Novembre" advertising slogan arrival pmk on reverse, fine-v.f., with some usual adhesive toning showing on back, signed and handstamped Bolaffi. A splendid De-Pinedo cover (one of about 225 covers with an overprinted Newfoundland 60c stamp flown on the transatlantic flight attempted by Marquis Francesco de Pinedo between Trepassey, Newfoundland, and Rome, Italy, via the Azores. De Pinedo left Newfoundland on May 23, 1927, but a shortage of fuel caused his plane to land in the ocean, 200 miles from the Azores. The plane was towed to the islands by a schooner, and Pinedo reached Rome about three weeks later)
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Catalog #C4
Catalog Value $25,000
$6,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #8569
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH CANADIAN TERRITORY - Newfoundland Air Post
1933 Balbo Surcharge, $4.50 on 75c bister, n.h., natural gum bend, v.f.,
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Catalog #C18
Catalog Value 500
$160.00
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