Canadian Commercial Air Mail Covers

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 BW13-21
$60.00 
June 8, 1946 10 cent air mail rate cover from Drumheller, Alberta to Barbados. Paid by #247. Barbados June 12, 1946 receiver on back. Nice clean cover.
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BW13-22 
$75.00 
June 23, 1934 cover mailed at Halifax N.S. air mail to Puerto Rico. Re-directed to Trinidad (July 3 backstamp) & then to Barbados (July 24 backstamp). A well travelled cover.
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BW13-23 
$85.00 
Y Force Canadian military air mail cover from Jamaica to North Vancouver. Date is not readable, but was sent by Gus Donat Jr. a member of the Irish Fusiliers, who were in Jamaica from May 1943 to August 1944.
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BW13-25 
$70.00 
October 16, 1943 10 cent single rate air mail cover to British Guiana. Censored in British Guiana & re-sealed with Burrows type LV (scarce, 10 points).
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BW13-26 
$70.00 
September 6, 1944 10 cent single rate air mail cover to British Guiana. Censored in British ` Guiana & re-sealed with Burrows typer L IVf (scarce, 10 points).
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BW13-27 
$70.00 
Montreal early 1944 20 cent double rate air mail cover to British Guiana. Censored in British Guiana & re-sealed with Burrows type L IVc (scarce 10 points).
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 BW14-01
$70.00 
March 20, 1938 air mail cover from Montreal to Port of Spain in Trinidad. April 22 1938 Trinidad back stamp.
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 BW14-03
$100.00 
Canadian Armed Forces Air Letter - Christmas Issue 1944 mailed from F.P.O. T.C.3 to Belleville, Ontario November 26, 1944. With censor habdstamp on front.
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 BW14-04
$95.00 
April 12, 1946 70 cent registered air mail rate cover from Montreal to England. Has 2 line "PASSED FOR EXPORT/VISE POUR ENVOI A L'EXTERIEUR. Attractive cover.
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 BW15-03
$150.00 
March 1, 1927 air mail cover to San Francisco from Kitchener, Ontario. Franked with a 2 cent provisional Admiral issue plus 10 cents in US postage. The 10 cents US was to cover the cost of flying the cover from Chocago, where the US stamps were cancelled, to San Francisco. At this time, you could not pre-pay for the US air mail with Canadian stamps, but had to use US postage.
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 BW15-04
$100.00 
Canadian Armed Forces Christmas 1944 air letter to Quebec from FPO683. Vertical crease at left. "Released By Base censor 18 Nov. 1944 handstamp.
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 BW15-05
$125.00 
Canadian Forces Air letter style 103-M-C to Hamilton, Ontario. Machine cancel.
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 BW15-06
$75.00 
November 1940 air mail cover to the UK franked with Scott #'s 241, 242, 243, 244 & C6 paying a 99 cent rate. Up to 3 onces air mail the rate was 90 cents so why the extra 9 cents?
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 BW15-07
$200.00 
August 1940 air mail cover from St. Armand Station to New Zealand. Franked with 176i, 243 & C5, all VF. The 50 cent pale blue is not tied, but cancel matches the other 2 , which are tied by the CDS cancels in Canada & New Zealand. Addressee "NOT KNOWN BY POSTMAN AUCKLAND ,O.1" -see handstamp on front. No doubt philatelic, but so are virtually all other Grand Pre covers. An attractive item.
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 BW15-09
$195.00 
December 19, 1936 Pan-Am clipper cover from Vancouver to Hong Kong. Rate was 75 cents which was 3 cents overpaid by Scott #'s 222, 225 & 226. The 50 cent Victoria Parpiament Buildings is scarce on cover. Roughly opened at top, but still an attractive cover. Clipper service ended at Manilla in 1936.
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 BW16-01
$250.00 
Air mail envelope front off a parcel or large package. Rate is $1.72 for a package weighing upto 34 ounces ( after April 1, 1943 ). Paid with #'s 250, 260, 261 & 262. Scarce piece & rate. Probably one of a kind.
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 BW18-03
$240.00 
Royal Flying Corps On Active Service cover from Flight Lt. John Playford Hales serving with 9 Naval Squadron R.N.A.S. Cover has a CEN 9 SQ SOR hand stamp on the front in red. The naval squadrons were assigned Dover Patrol censors as they were under the command of Rear Admiral Dover. John Hales, now a Captain was killed in action Aug. 23rd. 1918 while serving with 203 Squadron R.A.F. Includes an interesting letter. To Winnipeg, Manitoba
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 BW18-04
$160.00 
Royal Flying Corps cover from FPO A.2 2nd. Army HQ in France. Has censor hand stamp #2496 on front from 45 Squadron RFC. Sent by Flight Lt. Colin St.George Campbell who's signature is on the front. To Waterdown, Ontario. With contents.
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 BW18-05
$80.00 
Royal Flying Corps cover from F/L Sisley mailed at FPO H.8 XI Corps in Lilliers Nov. 1916 to Toronto.
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 BW18-06
$90.00 
Royal Flying Corps postcard to Port Colbourne, Ontario from APO S.5 March 7, 1918 Paris, France. Has "Passed Naval Censor " hand stamp & a return address W.F.Towey, British Flying School, Vendome, France. After completing his course at Vendome Cadet Wm. Francis Towey returned to England in June 1918 & a month later was fatally injured while flying a long distance bomber at Cranwell. Note, the card is headed Vendome, but was posted from Paris.
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 BW18-07
$80.00 
Royal Flying Corps postcard from FPO F.D.1 Feb. 17, 1919 - 1st. Field Depot, Italy to Birch Cliff, Ontario. Censor hand stamp #377 66 Squadron R.A.F. & signed A.G Kettles, 2nd Lt. R.A.F. No.66 was a fighter squadron equipped with Sopwith Camels but later in the war bombed & straffed the Austrian troops behind the lines. They also attacked enemy observation balloons and Lt. Kettles had 2 to his credit.
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 BW18-08
$75.00 
Royal Flying Corps cover from Army Post Office S.75 28 November 1917 Acheux, France to Chesterville, Ontario. Censor #2972, 29 Squadron RFC. Signature W.E.Durant Lt. RFC. 29 Squadron was formed at Gosport in November 1915 & proceeded to France on March 1916 lacking flying equipment. In the following month the unit was provided with DH 2's & in March 1917 was re-equipped with Nieuport 17's & did not receive SE 5a's until April 1918.
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 BW18-09
$80.00 
Royal Flying Corps cover from FPO h.4 August 3, 1916, 4th Corps HQ Givenchy, France. Censor #875 11 Squadron, RFC. Signature M.M.Sisley - Flt. Lt. Michael Millard Sisley. 11 Squadron was formed at Netheravon in Feb. 1916 & the unit received Vickers F.B.5's in July & took them to France on the 25th. This squadron was the first all fighter unit.
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 BW19-01
$80.00 
October 20 1940 air mail cover from Montreal to Sweden at the 30 cent per quarter ounce trans-Atlantic rate. Has a Bank of Montreal FECB hand stamp at bottom left, a "Passed By Censor 25" straight line hand stamp bottom middle, both applied in Canada & an oval O.A.T. hand stamp top middle applied in the U.K. for onward air transmission to Sweden. Some minor creasing at left & trimmed slightly at right.
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 BW19-02
$60.00 
December 28, 1942 Y-Force air mail cover from a Lt. McLean in Jamaica to his family in Hamilton, Ontario. Paid at the 6d air mail rate & with a crown over circle censor hand stamp at left. McLean would have been a member of the Sutherland Highlanders. I have 3 other covers dated Dec. 3 1942, 8 Dec. 1942 & Jan. 16 1943 from the same correspondence all available at the same price.
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 BW19-03
$60.00 
January 8, 1935 Registered, Special Delivery air mail cover from Victoria, B.C. to California. Franked with E4, C3 & assorted Medallion issues. Vertical fold between the E4 & i cent Medallion. Has a Seattle Jan. 8 back stamp.
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 BW19-04
$60.00 
August 23, 1930 Registered air mail post card from Montreal to Germany, with air mail from Montreal to New York & then to Europe by ship. Arrived at Breman, Germany Sept. 4, 1930.
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 BW19-05
$80.00 
August 3, 1937 registered air mail cover from Hamilton, Ontario to India via New York & the U.K. Arrived New York Aug. 14th & India on Aug. 28th after being flown from the U.K. Addressee had left the hotel cover was sent to & re-addressed back to the U.K. This well traveled cover has some minor creasing & some toning around the stamps. Paid at a 35 cent rate which included 10 cents for registration.
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 BW19-06
$60.00 
February 1937 25 cent air mail rate cover from Haileybury, Ont. to Singapore, Straits Settlements. Probably sent via New York on the S.S. Queen Mary to the U.K. & then flown to Malaya. Scarce destination from Canada. Some minor creasing.
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 BW19-07
$60.00 
December 1937 25 cent air mail cover to India from Toronto Postal Terminal A. Sent surface mail to the U.K. & then flown by Imperial Airways to Indian. Some minor creases.
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 BW19-08
$115.00 
15 Jan. 1942 Armed Forces Air letter from Air MarshaL W.A. (Billy) Bishop V.C., D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C., in Ottawa to P/O G. Stewart Brown in Egypt. Very Fine except for a small scuff on the stamp.
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 BW19-09
$80.00 
July 27, 1945 Air Mail Special Delivery cover from Toronto to St. Pierre & Miquelon. Franked with 8 cent war issue plus CE2 the 17 cent air mail special delivery issue. Opened by Canadian censor 431 & re-sealed at left with a P.C.90 OPENED BY EXAMINER DB/431 tape. Aug. 3 CDS receiving hand stamp on the front. Scarce & very fine.
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 BW19-10
$80.00 
Toronto & Fort William RPO air mail special delivery cover franked with CO1 & EO1 paying the 17 cent rate to Toronto. Mailed June 5, 1953 & received in Toronto June 6th. Although paid for air mail, was sent by train as it was faster in this instance. Very Fine.
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 BW19-11
$60.00 
March 20, 1939 Air Mail Registered Special Delivery cover from Clinton, Ontario to Vancouver B.C. 3 different RPO back stamps to get the cover to Toronto & then it was flown to Vancouver. Addressee was not found, so the cover was returned to sender. Cover was 3 cents over paid, but is collectible as the Special Delivery fee was paid by E9 during it's correct one moth window period.
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 BW19-12
$80.00 
July 17, 1944 air mail cover from Bowden, Alberta to Argentina. 35 cent postage was partly paid with a 17 cent Special Delivery Air Mail stamp. Censored at left by censor 46 & resealed with an "EXAMINED BY DB/ C.46" tape. Some minor creases.
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 BW19-13
$60.00 
March 21, 1939 Air Mail Special Delivery cover from Ormston, P.Q. to Orleans, Massachusetts. Franked with E9 during it's correct one month window period. Very fine.
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 BW19-14
$80.00 
January 31, 1950 triple air mail special delivery cover from Vancouver B.C. to England. Franked with E11 plus the 5 cent war issue & 3 peace issue stamps. Some minor creasing.
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 BW19-15
$60.00 
May 25, 1945 air mail cover from Toronto to Colombia, South America. 35 cent rate part paid improperly with a 17 cent air mail special delivery issue. Opened by censor at left & re-sealed with an "EXAMINED BY C. / DB 225 TAPE. Colombia June 5, 1945 receiver on the back. Most likely flown via Miami.
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 BW19-16
$80.00 
1951 mixed franking air mail cover from Austria to Cobourg, Ontario. Sent registered from Salzburg, Austria Sept. 4, 1951. Sender had applied a Canada Special Delivery label which the Austria post office crossed out & applied a registration label on top of. Sender put a Canada 10 cent special delivery stamp on the cover which was cancelled at the Montreal AMF post office to pay for special delivery service in Canada. Received in Cobourg Sept. 8th after travelling by train on the Montreal - Toronto RPO. Scarce special delivery cover.
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 BW19-17
$60.00 
E9 March 31, 1939 special delivery cover from Vancouver to San Francisco. Arrived & probably delivered in San Francisco the same day. E9 used within it's one month period of proper use. Opened at bottom slightly roughly & smallpiece of back missing.
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 BW19-18
$100.00 
May 23, 1946 cover from Toronto to Point Roberts, Washington State, where it arrived May 27. Re-directed to Vancouver B.C. & then to Tashme B.C. The cover contains contemporary newspaper clippings & is part of a correspondence to the Japanese Internment Camp in Tashme. With a photocopy of another cover from the same correspondence.
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 BW19-19
$60.00 
May 13, 1933 air mail cover to Germany. Sent by air to New York, ship to Europe & by air to destination. Has German air mail hand stamp in red on front.
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 BW19-20
$110.00 
June 1, 1945 V-Mail sent Dachau Concentration Camp by a soldier who was dealing with the refugees there. Scarce item.
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 BW19-21
$65.00 
November 16, 1948 cover with #272 the 50 cent lumbering issue paying the air mail rate to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. Scarce destination.
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 BW19-22
$120.00 
May 23, 1941 $1.80 6 times the 30 cent rate cover to the U.K. Franked with numbers 241, 243, 244 & 245. Sent to a Captain in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Has "TRANS-ATLANTIC AIR MAIL ARMY P.O. ENGLAND" hand stamp at left. Vertical fold at center plus some creasing at right which is typical on over weight covers. Also a few minor stains. ARMY POST OFFICE S.C.1 9 JNE 41 machine cancel on the back.
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 BW19-25
$150.00 
Canada to Barbados January 21, 1931 air mail crash cover from Victoria, B.C. with a 2-line "Delayed by plane crash near Washougal WN 1-22-31"Has an 18 FEB 31 "THE ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET CO / BWI" & a DaCosta & Co. Ltd forwarding agents hand stamps on the back. Some creasing & small tear at right, as is to expected with a plane crash survivor cover.
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 BW19-26
$75.00 
Paris, France to Ottawa, Ontario airplane crash cover. Plane crashed at Norwich, Conn. USA & received a 3-line "Delay caused by Air Mail Interruption Near Norwich Conn Aug 3 1954. Includes the ambulance cover used to send the crash cover to Canada.
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 410206
$140.00 
February 5, 1941 Trans-Canada Airlines crash at Armstrong, Ontario cover. Mailed at Toronto without stamps & originally assessed 16 cents postage due. Has a 2-line hand stamp "SAV ED FROM T.C.A. / WRECK OF FEB,5/41" & 2 "AIR MAIL SECTION WINNIPEG DISTRICT / 12 APR 1941" CDS hand stamps. Scarce & seldom seen crash cover. Addressed to Seattle, Washington.
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 540408
$70.00 
1954 Moose Jaw Trans-Canada Airlines crash cover from Toronto to Vancouver. Has 2-line "SALVAGED FROM T.C.A. WRECK" hand stamp on cover & includes the ambulance cover it was sent on in as well as a letter of explanation from the Moose Jaw Post Office Inspector.
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 540408
$70.00 
April 8, 1954 cover recovered from the crash of a Trans-Canada Airlines TC4 North Star that collided in mid-air with a Harvard aircraft flown by a student pilot. Both planes crashed in flames. Most recovered mail shows much damage. Cover has a circular hand stamp that reads " District Post Office Inspector Moose Jaw, Sask P.O.I. APR 9 1954 3".
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 541225
$75.00 
December 25, 1954 crash cover from Prestwick, Scotland to Canada. Both the crash cover & its ambulance cover have 3-line boxed hand stamps reading "SALVAGED MAIL AIRCRAFT CRASH PRESTWICK, 25-12-54" Usual condition for a crash cover where the plane caught fire.
 
 
 
 
 




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