SPINK USA | Spink's New York office
will be holding a Philatelic Collector's Series sale this coming
November. The sale is comprised of 716 lots of United States,
Canada and BNA Provinces, general foreign and numerous collections
with some wonderful pieces for the avid collector. For all those
with a passion for aviation, there is a piece of special interest
too. The sale will take place in the Spink New York office from the
18th to the 19th November 2015.
On the first day Spink will be
offering a fine selection of Canada and BNA, including some
important covers from British Columbia, Newfoundland with 1857 2d
scarlet vermilion pair (#2) being one of only two such usages, and
6½d scarlet vermilion (#7) being one of only five known. The
highlight cover is the fabulous Nova Scotia 1851 1/- cold violet
pair (#7) on cover to India, one of the greatest BNA covers,
carrying an estimate of $50,000-75,000.
Lot 526, estimated: $50,000 -
The auction continues with premium
quality Canada, British Commonwealth and general foreign material
and concludes with 116 lots made up of collections, especially
Canada, Germany and specialized Central America.
The second day is comprised of 396
lots formed of United States and Possessions. Besides our usual
selection of quality 19th and 20th century
mint and used singles we are offering a newly discovered 1911
Rodgers Aerial Post "Vin Fiz" stamp (#CL2) on a Vin Fiz picture
post card, one of now nine examples recorded and carrying a catalog
value of $75,000.
Lot 1038, estimated: $75,000
In 1911, the publisher William
Randolph Hearst offered a US$50,000 prize to the first aviator to
fly coast to coast in less than 30 days. Calbraith Perry Rodgers
took up the challenge, and sponsored by J. Ogden Armour, he
named his privately owned Wright airplane, a Wright Model B
after Armour's new grape soft drink,Vin Fiz.
In addition to the Vin Fiz
endorsement, Mabel Rodgers used the flight to promote
an airmail service, and sold special 25-cent postage
stamps for items to be carried on the aeroplane. They were
semi-official; the Post Office tolerated them, but insisted that
mail carry regular stamps in addition. The stamps were inscribed
with "RODGERS AERIAL POST" and "VIN FIZ FLYER", with a picture of
the airplane in the centre. Spink are delighted to be offering such
a wonderful rarity this November.
The U.S. Possessions is quite
strong with rarities from Canal Zone, Hawaii and Philippines. The
auction concludes with over 40 lots of collections. Spink looks
forward to seeing you there.
For more information, please
contact: George Eveleth
Tel: +1 212 262 8400 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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