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    1919 $1 on 15c Scarlet, Comma Omitted, "A" under "a" (C2c), tied by Jun 9 St. John's machine cancel on FDC flown by Alcock and Brown on the first non-stop transatlantic flight, addressed to London, England with additional Harbour Grace c.d.s., Jun 14, to left of stamp, no backstamp as is usually the case, Very Fine. AAMC $2,500.

    Scott $1,400


    Enclosed note reads "To go by Hanley
    [sic] Page Machine from H. Grace June 10/19 E.L." [E. Lodge, the sender and addressee]. The Handley Page bomber was to attempt the Atlantic crossing from Harbour Grace at the same time as Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy, flying from Lester's Field, St. John's, but the plane never got off the ground and its mail was transported to the Vimy before its departure.


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    December, 2009
    11th-14th Friday-Monday
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