Newfoundland Air Mail 1919-39

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Cherrystone Auctions are pleased to present the award-winning collection assembled by Jean-Claude Vasseur, author of "Newfoundland Air Mails 1919/1939" published in 2015. The collection tells the story of the Great Transatlantic Air Race and the struggles of early aviation.

Newfoundland has played an important role in the development of long-distance air travel.

As the easternmost place in North America, it became a popular runway for many aviation pioneers attempting to cross the Atlantic by air in 1919. It also served as a refueling point for round-the-world attempts in the 1920s.

Amelia Earhart made two record-setting flights from Newfoundland, in 1928 and 1932.

The advent of passenger flights in the 1930s brought the pioneer period to a close, but established Newfoundland as a major stopover between Europe and North America.

This June will mark 104th Anniversary of the Alcock & Brown flight. On 15 June 1919 came the telegram with the news that the Vicker's Vimy landed in Ireland, having completed the 1,860 mile flight in 16 hours.

The news was received with great enthusiasm. "Well, it must be something for a man in Ireland today to be able to say Yesterday, when I was in America", quoted the pilots). The rest is history.


Auction details

Cherrystone Auctions are pleased to present the award-winning collection assembled by Jean-Claude Vasseur, author of "Newfoundland Air Mails 1919/1939" published in 2015. The collection tells the story of the Great Transatlantic Air Race and the struggles of early aviation.

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Newfoundland Air Mail 1919-39, Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Session 1: Wednesday, January 25, 2022, 1:00pm
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