Französische Kolonien (COLONIES FRANCAISES) - Neukaledonien 1932
Katalog Yvert 1/2
New Caledonia, 1932, Air Post stamps, 40c and 50c with "Paris - Nouméa / Verneilh - Deve - Munch 5 avril 1932" overprint. A very attractive mint lightly hinged set, with fresh colours, in extremely fine condition. Only 3000 sets were printed including 1500 for the pilots and 500 for the UPU.
Scott 180-181, Yvert 1-2 = 1200 EUR (2008).
Signed Calves, Pascal Scheller certificate.
(Nouvelle Calédonie, Poste Aérienne, TTB // Neukaledonien Flugpost)
verkauft / sold
"FLIGHT, AUGUST 5, 1932"
AIR POST STAMPS
By DOUGLAS ARMSTRONG
Paris-Noumea Flight Souvenirs.
Examples have only just come to hand of two stamps of
New Caledonia which in May last received a commemorative
overprint in honour of the arrival at Noumea, the capital,
of the French aviators Verneilh, Deve and Munch at the
conclusion of a non-stop flight from Paris, on April 5 of this
year. Unfortunately their machine met with disaster on
landing, and the Governor of the colony accordingly
authorised the preparation and sale of 3,000 pairs of par-
ticular postage stamps with the object of raising a fund for
the necessary repairs. In view of the limited issue not more
than one copy of each stamp was allotted to every appli-
cant. They consist of contemporary postage stamps of the
island overprinted with the outline of an aeroplane " full
on," surmounting the dedication " Paris-Noumea—Ver-
neilh-Deve-Munch—5 Avril 1932 " in three lines of type.