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    Columbia Transatlantic Flight Cover Originating in St. John's

    50¢ Olive Green, Columbia Air Post Overprint (C5), tied by Sep 25 St. John's slogan cancel on corner card cover to London, envelope with ms. "per Air Mail Columbia, Harbor Grace, N.F. to London Eng., Sept. 25th 1930", backstamped Harbour Grace, Oc 9, the day of the flight; vertical and horizontal creases from thick contents [not present], neither affecting the stamp; Fine to Very Fine.

    Scott $12,000

    Expertization: signed Sanabria with 2009 PF Certificate

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

    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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