Bidboard # 1857
Lot # 116
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $200.00
Price Realized: $130
Canada Covers

British Columbia Airways CL-44 Semi Official Airmail stamp on non-philatelic commercial flight cover between Victoria and Vancouver. The cover mailed on April 15th from Victoria and arrived the same day in Vancouver, addressed to The New York Life Insurance Co, Vancouver. The inaugural flight for this airmail service was on August 3rd (return trip starting in Victoria), after a experimental flight on July 23rd. The AAMC catalogue states that "Regular flights occurred after August 3rd on a daily basis until the single aircraft operated by the company was lost at sea on August 25th. Cover franked with CL-44 dated between August 4th and August 25th carry a premium over the value shown for the inaugural flight." An interesting BC airmail item! Scan shows both front and back of cover. Estimate