Lot Number: 86

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd,  first flight return cover, Townsville to Brisbane carried on the "City of Grafton" official company cover franked 5d rate, canc single ring cds. virtually complete 17/9 Brisbane machine slogan receiver on reverse.

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Date: 1935, Sep 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: New England Airways Ltd, first flight return cover, Townsville to Brisbane carried on the "City of Grafton" official company cover franked 5d rate, canc single ring cds. virtually complete 17/9 Brisbane machine slogan receiver on reverse.
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Lot Number: 87

(Australia) Brisbane to Hobart, bs 8/10, via Sydney 3/10, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart service, airmail cover franked 5d, canc Brisbane/5 Oct 35 cds, typed 'By First Air Mail Flight/Brisbane to Hobart via/Sydney-Canberra and -Melbourne.

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Date: 1935, Oct 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Brisbane to Hobart, bs 8/10, via Sydney 3/10, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart service, airmail cover franked 5d, canc Brisbane/5 Oct 35 cds, typed 'By First Air Mail Flight/Brisbane to Hobart via/Sydney-Canberra and -Melbourne.
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Lot Number: 88

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mebourne to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

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Date: 1935, Nov 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mebourne to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.
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Lot Number: 106

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, Elisabethville to Leopoldville, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular return flight, from Elisabethville to Brussels. plain cover franked 5F,  fine strike rare blue ' Elisabethville-Bruxelles/Sabena/23.11.1935' flight cachet. Note- the cachet is usually violet. There is no mention in the literature, thus far, of a blue cachet.

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Date: 1935, Nov 22
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, Elisabethville to Leopoldville, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular return flight, from Elisabethville to Brussels. plain cover franked 5F, fine strike rare blue ' Elisabethville-Bruxelles/Sabena/23.11.1935' flight cachet. Note- the cachet is usually violet. There is no mention in the literature, thus far, of a blue cachet.
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Lot Number: 125

(Belgium) F/F Air Afrique, Brussels to Matadi, bs 8/3 via Leopoldville 7/3, Van Reet cover carried on the first regular F/F Air Afrique fortnightly service from Algeria to Brazzaville (across the river from Leopoldville) via Marseilles-Alger-El Golea-Gao-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, then by SABENA internal service to Matadi, franked Belgium 2F85. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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Date: 1935, Feb 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Air Afrique, Brussels to Matadi, bs 8/3 via Leopoldville 7/3, Van Reet cover carried on the first regular F/F Air Afrique fortnightly service from Algeria to Brazzaville (across the river from Leopoldville) via Marseilles-Alger-El Golea-Gao-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, then by SABENA internal service to Matadi, franked Belgium 2F85. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.
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Lot Number: 223

(French Cameroons) Trans Saharan Airmail, Douala (Cameroon) to Marseille, bs 24/5/35 Gare Avion, via Cotonau (Dahomey) 17/5, Compagnie Francaise de l'Afrique Occidentale printed cover franked 1 F50 postage + 3F air surcharge, green blue/black airmail etiquette, ms ‘Via Cotonau’. Flown from Cotonau to Niamey by Compagnie Generale Transsahararienne, then by Air Afrique to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille. An interesting cover in fine condition and with good routing.

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Date: 1935, May 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Trans Saharan Airmail, Douala (Cameroon) to Marseille, bs 24/5/35 Gare Avion, via Cotonau (Dahomey) 17/5, Compagnie Francaise de l'Afrique Occidentale printed cover franked 1 F50 postage + 3F air surcharge, green blue/black airmail etiquette, ms ‘Via Cotonau’. Flown from Cotonau to Niamey by Compagnie Generale Transsahararienne, then by Air Afrique to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille. An interesting cover in fine condition and with good routing.
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Lot Number: 232

(Gambia) Gambia to Great Britain, carried on the German air service, Bathurst to London, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover, franked Silver Jubilee set of 4,  canc Bathurst cds, purple framed "Airmail/Gambia-England" cachet, very fine.

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Date: 1935, Nov 8
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Gambia

Description: Gambia to Great Britain, carried on the German air service, Bathurst to London, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover, franked Silver Jubilee set of 4, canc Bathurst cds, purple framed "Airmail/Gambia-England" cachet, very fine.
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Lot Number: 278

(GB External) KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 1/2d and 1d canc Hudersfield cds on airmail cover, London to France, bs Paris 19/3'. Ordinary 2 1/2d FDI cat £30 Bradbury 2008

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Date: 1935, Mar 18
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 1/2d and 1d canc Hudersfield cds on airmail cover, London to France, bs Paris 19/3'. Ordinary 2 1/2d FDI cat £30 Bradbury 2008
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Lot Number: 279

(GB External) London to Malta, bs 31/7, ms 'First Through Flight/Via Rome', airmail etiquette cover franked 4d. Possibly an acceptance for carriagefrom Rome to Malta by Als Littoria. Nice on for the specialist.

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Date: 1935, Jul 27
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Malta, bs 31/7, ms 'First Through Flight/Via Rome', airmail etiquette cover franked 4d. Possibly an acceptance for carriagefrom Rome to Malta by Als Littoria. Nice on for the specialist.
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Lot Number: 280

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Date: 1935, Nov 8
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

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Lot Number: 344

(GB Internal) Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Printed Patrick cover as illustrated Beith p9. First official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.

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Date: 1935, Mar 25
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Printed Patrick cover as illustrated Beith p9. First official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.
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Lot Number: 345

(GB Internal) Scarce Leonard's 'Orkney/Inverness/Air Mail' envelope, posted Kirkwall 5/7/35 franked 1 1/2d SJ, a bit crumpled verso. See image.

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Date: 1935, Jul 5
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scarce Leonard's 'Orkney/Inverness/Air Mail' envelope, posted Kirkwall 5/7/35 franked 1 1/2d SJ, a bit crumpled verso. See image.
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Lot Number: 346

(GB Internal) Rare ''Tait" cover printed by J.& W. Tait (Kirkwall) to promote both the new Orkney-Inverness air service, and their firm. A buff/green/grey cover with monoplane in flight, posted from Kirkwall 28/8/35, franked 1 1/2d,  addressed to Aberdeen. J&W Tait are still in business in Kirkwall as the largest car franchise, agricultural machinery and product dealer in the north of Scotland. A truly scarce item. Two Ironed vertical folds, see image.

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Date: 1935, Jul 13
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare ''Tait" cover printed by J.& W. Tait (Kirkwall) to promote both the new Orkney-Inverness air service, and their firm. A buff/green/grey cover with monoplane in flight, posted from Kirkwall 28/8/35, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to Aberdeen. J&W Tait are still in business in Kirkwall as the largest car franchise, agricultural machinery and product dealer in the north of Scotland. A truly scarce item. Two Ironed vertical folds, see image.
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Lot Number: 347

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station.  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 348

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 426

(India) Bombay to Tatanagar, bs 25/2, plain cover franked 2 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Bombay-Calcutta/25thvFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.

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Date: 1935, Feb 25
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: Bombay to Tatanagar, bs 25/2, plain cover franked 2 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Bombay-Calcutta/25thvFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 427

(India) Nagpur to Bombay, bs 26/2, plain cover franked 3 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Calcutta-Bombay/26thFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.

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Date: 1935, Feb 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: Nagpur to Bombay, bs 26/2, plain cover franked 3 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Calcutta-Bombay/26thFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 428

(India) TATA Bombay-Trivandrum, bs 29/11, plain cover, franked 1 anna canc Bombay cds, red framed 'Demonstration Flight/First Direct Air Mail/Bombay-Trivandrum/29 October 1935'. Ref 35-70, Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995. Scarce item, only 50 flown.

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Date: 1935, Oct 29
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: TATA Bombay-Trivandrum, bs 29/11, plain cover, franked 1 anna canc Bombay cds, red framed 'Demonstration Flight/First Direct Air Mail/Bombay-Trivandrum/29 October 1935'. Ref 35-70, Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995. Scarce item, only 50 flown.
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Lot Number: 429

(India) TATA Trivandrum to Bombay, bs 2/11, attractive green/pale green.grey printed 'map of route' souvenir cover, franked 2 anna 3p canc canc special boxed postmark with monoplane 'First Flight/Trivandrum-Bombay/1 Nov 1935'.

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Date: 1935, Nov 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: TATA Trivandrum to Bombay, bs 2/11, attractive green/pale green.grey printed 'map of route' souvenir cover, franked 2 anna 3p canc canc special boxed postmark with monoplane 'First Flight/Trivandrum-Bombay/1 Nov 1935'.
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Lot Number: 518

(Nyasaland) F/F Blantyre to Beira, black boxed "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Mozambique", bs 5/8, souvenir "Leopard" cover issued by the Blantyre Publishing Company, correctly rated 4d, Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways.

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Date: 1935, Aug 5
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: F/F Blantyre to Beira, black boxed "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Mozambique", bs 5/8, souvenir "Leopard" cover issued by the Blantyre Publishing Company, correctly rated 4d, Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways.
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Lot Number: 521

(Philippines) Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force survey flight, Manila to Sourabaya (Java), bs 15/3, Hong Kong Bank (embossed on flap) cover franked 16c, large purple boxed 'Air Mail' hs and fine strike violet framed  "Via Flying Boats/Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force" cache verso.

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Date: 1935, Mar 11
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Philippines

Description: Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force survey flight, Manila to Sourabaya (Java), bs 15/3, Hong Kong Bank (embossed on flap) cover franked 16c, large purple boxed 'Air Mail' hs and fine strike violet framed "Via Flying Boats/Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force" cache verso.
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Lot Number: 545

(Singapore) Singapore to UK, airmail etiquette cover embossed 'Municipal Commission' in red on flap, correctly rated, franked 25c Silver Jubilee. Rate changed to 25c per 1/2oz from November 1934.

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Date: 1935, Nov 27
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to UK, airmail etiquette cover embossed 'Municipal Commission' in red on flap, correctly rated, franked 25c Silver Jubilee. Rate changed to 25c per 1/2oz from November 1934.
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Lot Number: 573

(South West Africa) F/F South African Airways, Windhoek to Kimberley, bs 14/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

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Date: 1935, Mar 11
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: F/F South African Airways, Windhoek to Kimberley, bs 14/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.
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Lot Number: 574

(South West Africa) First carriage of internal mails by South African Airways from Windhoek to Marienthal, bs 13/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

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Date: 1935, Mar 11
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: First carriage of internal mails by South African Airways from Windhoek to Marienthal, bs 13/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.
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Lot Number: 616

(United States) San Francisco to Denmark, San Francisco to Copenhagen, bs 16/8, airmail etiquette cover written and signed by Axel Michelson, Captain of the US ocean freighter S.S. 'Calmar' franked 11c, canc San Francisco Ferry Annex, Flown US internal air service to New York, then surface to Europe.

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Date: 1935, Aug 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: San Francisco to Denmark, San Francisco to Copenhagen, bs 16/8, airmail etiquette cover written and signed by Axel Michelson, Captain of the US ocean freighter S.S. 'Calmar' franked 11c, canc San Francisco Ferry Annex, Flown US internal air service to New York, then surface to Europe.
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Lot Number: 640

(Wake Island) R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD. Image.

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Date: 1935, Aug 13
Est. price: £450.00
Category: Wake Island

Description: R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD. Image.
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