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Notable items in auction #87
- 1911 First South African Aerial Post Kenilworth to Muizenberg; 1926 accelerated GB mail to Nigeria by the Latecoere Toulouse-Dakar service; 1927 attempted F/F London-Jinja abandoned due to crash of hydroplane on Lake Victoria; 1927 RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights Delhi-Peshawar superb strike special ‘Royal Air Force Display/Peshawar/24.2.27; 1929 interrupted Bangkok-Delhi Goodwill Flight by three Siamese Army aircraft one of only nine signed by the pilot; 1929 Ile de France Le Havre to New York 19/8 scarce four line “Transet Aeriene/Catapulte Ile de France/Aout 1929/Pillote Domergue” signed by the pilot.
- 1930 World Flight by Hon Mrs Victor Bruce Karachi-Rangoon signed by Mrs Bruce and the pilot; 1933 Graf Zeppelin Italian flight drop at Barcelona card franked 3l Italian Mail Special Issue; 1933 special RAF Squadron 6 flight Zomba-Lilongwe 30/5; 1934 Lobatsi to Adelaide 23/12 1st acceptance of African ‘all the way’ airmail for Australia; 1934 Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa 1st acceptance from Basutoland Maseru to Limbe 9/3; 1937 Guinea Airways F/F Lake Kutubu-Port Moresby pilot signed only 17 flown; 1938 First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service Blantyre-Lilongwe via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service; 1948 rare 1st BEA ‘All Up’ service Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree.
- A superb and varied selection of 77 worldwide airmail collections ranging from United States 1918-28 and worldwide 1925-29 early/ pioneer flights, through to the 1970’s.