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    Columbia Transatlantic Flight Cover Originating in Harbour Grace

    1930, 50¢ Olive Green, Columbia Air Post Overprint (C5), fresh and well centered, tied by one of two strikes October 9 Harbour Grace c.d.s. on cover to London, corner card of Harbour Grace Boot & Shoe Manufacturer, Very Fine.

    Scott $12,000

    AN EXCEPTIONAL COLUMBIA COVER, ONE OF ONLY 35 ORIGINATING IN HARBOUR GRACE (65 COVERS ORIGINATED IN ST. JOHN'S WITH 200 OF THE 300 STAMPS OVERPRINTED BEING RETAINED IN MINT CONDITION).

    Expertization: 2009 PF Certificate

    This flight was made by R.A.F. Capt. Errol Boyd and U.S. Navy Lt. Harry Connor in the Miss Columbia, the same plane flown across the Atlantic by Clarence Chamberlin and Charles Levine in 1927. They left Harbour Grace on October 9, but a malfunction of the fuel line from the rear tank forced them down in the Scilly Islands, just southwest of England, after 23½ hours in the air. They jettisoned the rear tank, siphoned fuel from a seaplane and continued on to their destination at Croydon.


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    December, 2009
    11th-14th Friday-Monday
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