Item # S007920
1930 (September 25) "Columbia" Flight cover to London franked with the special Trans-Atlantic flight surcharge 50c on 36c olive green (Position 2 in the setting of four), intact perforations and very well tied by unusually clear St. John's SEP 25 1130AM 1930 slogan cancel; on reverse a superb strike of Harbour Grace AM OC 9 30 flight departure postmark, London 13 OC 30 receiver on front. A visually striking example of this sought-after pioneer Trans-Atlantic flight cover, Very Fine, letter with handwritten note enclosed (Unitrade C5; catalogue value $15,000)
Expertization: 2018 Greene Foundation certificate
Provenance: Newfoundland & Maritime Provinces, Christie's Robson Lowe, March 1985; Lot 50
ONLY 100 COVERS BEARING THE 'COLUMBIA' STAMP WERE FLOWN; OF THESE 65 TO 70 ORIGINATED FROM ST. JOHN'S, AS DISCUSSED IN THE DALWICK & HARMER HANDBOOK.