Bidboard # 1921
Lot # 203
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $200.00
Price Realized: $55
France

Air Mail Exposition Cinderellas. Exceptional group of "La Poste Aerienne" labels and imperf label trial colour proofs issued in conjunction with the 1943 Paris Philatelic Exposition. The lot consists of gummed and perforated panes of four labels in four different colours (black, claret, blue green and blue) with matching colour imperforate panes of four. A cover with the commemorative show cancel and label affixed also accompanies. The aircraft depicted on the labels (and cancel) is most certainly a French manufacture Caudron C445 Goeland twin engined utility aircraft and the view of Paris depicted on the labels is nearly identical the view on #C22, the 1947 issue 500fr French air mail stamp! Attending a stamp show in Paris during the WWII German occupation must have been an odd experience, to say the least. Note: production of the C445 resumed after the war. All in all this is a great lot for the aerophilatelist, stamp exposition ephemera collector or WWII enthusiast. Well worth further research. Estimate=