Time to ogle Vance Auctions latest catalogue for Wednesday, March 21, 2018!. A cursory look popped up dozens of gems.
One of my favourite categories is First Flight covers (FFC) and as expected, there are a number of lots offering Canadian FFC from the 1920s to late 30s. Most are reasonably priced for airmail fans on budgets. One lot, in particular, caught my eye is a shoebox full of covers and postcards, including “multi-franked airmail, mainly from Vatican City & USA but has many other countries incl Malta, Br. Africa, Peru, etc”. Est price is only $100 and would be a fun sorter box. (lot 971) Most of the covers are too recent for my tastes, but if you collect post-1980s covers, this may be the pick of the lot.
Here’s one that I have my eyes on:
Beautiful Denmark cover “Horsens to Copenhagen / North Europe Philatelic Exhibition 7 Sept 1936”. This one hits all the marks – cancels are crisp, colours, vivid, clean stamps. Overall a fun cover estimated price $75. (lot 2029). I realised today I don't have any Danish airmail! So, this is on my list to watch.
But this one sets my heart beating:
No one does airmail like the French. The early stamps and postcards were works of art in themselves. This 1922 exhibition card is perfect example and expected to fetch $125. (lot 2129)
I’m still sifting through the Canadian semi-officials and airmails, so I’ll post my favourites later.