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Lot No. 799

Auction No. 26
Category World Airmails
    Airmails
Est. $60
Status Auction Pending

 

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USA 1940 (21st July) New Caledonia to Canton Island intermediate on Noumea to San Francisco first flight. Green pictorial map cachet & franked with New Caledonia 2f & 5f defins tied by 21 July 40 cds but backstamped Canton Is 20 JUL 1940. This was not a mistake as the flight crossed the International Date Line this it was the 20th on Canton Is when the 21st in Noumea. A unique service at the time.