Lot Number: 92

(Australia) First Thrice Weekly Flying Boat Air mail Service Australia/England, Sydney to London, franked 5d, attractive blue/red/grey "globe" souvenir cover with IAW logo verso, Imperial Airways/Qantas. Posted on the the day of the introduction, in Australia, of the third stage of the "All Up" scheme. But Australia adopted a reduced rate of 5d per 1/2oz, although the GB-Aust. rate was 1 1/2d. The flying boat was "Coriolanus". Image.

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Date: 1938, Aug 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: First Thrice Weekly Flying Boat Air mail Service Australia/England, Sydney to London, franked 5d, attractive blue/red/grey "globe" souvenir cover with IAW logo verso, Imperial Airways/Qantas. Posted on the the day of the introduction, in Australia, of the third stage of the "All Up" scheme. But Australia adopted a reduced rate of 5d per 1/2oz, although the GB-Aust. rate was 1 1/2d. The flying boat was "Coriolanus". Image.
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Lot Number: 128

(Belgium) Federation de la Petite Aviation Belge, special flight Belgium-Congo, Brussels to Coquilhatville, souvenir card franked 3F30 Belgium stamps canc Brussels cds, and 3F30 Congo stamps canc Coquilhatville cds.

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Date: 1938, Feb 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Federation de la Petite Aviation Belge, special flight Belgium-Congo, Brussels to Coquilhatville, souvenir card franked 3F30 Belgium stamps canc Brussels cds, and 3F30 Congo stamps canc Coquilhatville cds.
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Lot Number: 129

(Belgium) Christmas and New Year Air France publicity greetings card, Brussels to Elisabethville, 30/12 arrival ds on front. Franked 1F, although the card enjoyed a reduced tariff, against the normal 3F.  Verso shows a design of aircraft/birds in arrowhead formation. Scarce.

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Date: 1938, Dec 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Christmas and New Year Air France publicity greetings card, Brussels to Elisabethville, 30/12 arrival ds on front. Franked 1F, although the card enjoyed a reduced tariff, against the normal 3F. Verso shows a design of aircraft/birds in arrowhead formation. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 207

(Egypt) Scarce experimental flight from Cairo to Darwin, pale blue RAF cover with 'Per Ardua Ad Astra' logo on flap, franked Egypt 5ml canc MPO 5 NO 38/5-6A MOASCAR cds, and cancelled on arrival Darwin 7 Nov cds tying Australia 5d, ms 'By RAF long range development/unit - Ismalia to Australia'. One of only ten flown.

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Date: 1938, Nov 5
Est. price: £375.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Scarce experimental flight from Cairo to Darwin, pale blue RAF cover with 'Per Ardua Ad Astra' logo on flap, franked Egypt 5ml canc MPO 5 NO 38/5-6A MOASCAR cds, and cancelled on arrival Darwin 7 Nov cds tying Australia 5d, ms 'By RAF long range development/unit - Ismalia to Australia'. One of only ten flown.
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Lot Number: 287

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Nathanya, Palestine, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Feb 20
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Nathanya, Palestine, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 288

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Fiji, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Bournemouth cds, no cachet..

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Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Fiji, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Bournemouth cds, no cachet..
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Lot Number: 289

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate".

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Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate".
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Lot Number: 290

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Samoa, Apia 30/8 arrival cdss' front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large purple framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

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Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Samoa, Apia 30/8 arrival cdss' front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large purple framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.
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Lot Number: 291

(GB External) London to Uruguay, bs Montevideo 28/10, 'Marine' Insurance company cover, 10x20cm, correctly rated 4/- (2/6d sea horse, 1/- and 6d, for 'All Air' carriage by DLH South Atlantic air service, fine strike red circular 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' hs. Image.

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Date: 1938, Oct 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Uruguay, bs Montevideo 28/10, 'Marine' Insurance company cover, 10x20cm, correctly rated 4/- (2/6d sea horse, 1/- and 6d, for 'All Air' carriage by DLH South Atlantic air service, fine strike red circular 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' hs. Image.
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Lot Number: 353

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to Bradford, private 3/10 arrival ds, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image.

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Date: 1938, Oct 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to Bradford, private 3/10 arrival ds, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image.
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Lot Number: 354

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, two Croydon circular receivers, one purple and one blue, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by the blue  Croydon receiver,  'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image..

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, two Croydon circular receivers, one purple and one blue, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by the blue Croydon receiver, 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image..
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Lot Number: 355

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Leeds to London, two blue Croydon circular receivers,  plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Leeds-London company vignette tied by the blue  Croydon receiver,  'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. Image..

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Leeds to London, two blue Croydon circular receivers, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Leeds-London company vignette tied by the blue Croydon receiver, 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. Image..
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Lot Number: 356

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to London, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver and  'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring 'Croydon/North Eastern Airways Ltd' cachet.  Image.

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to London, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver and 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring 'Croydon/North Eastern Airways Ltd' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 381

(Gold Coast) Crash cover en route from Gold Coast to London rescued from the Air France Dewoitine 388 which crashed in the Pyrenees on its way from Dakar to Paris, Ni380323. This cover is interesting, not only due to its intrinsic value as a crash cover, but also because it is a scarce example of the use of an alternative route for airmail from the Gold Coast to England. Plain registered (label) envelope franked 1/- plus ANO (likely 6d) which has been washed of, cancelled scarce 'Lagoon Road-Sekondi' cds, violet 'Correspondence Avion/Retardee et Deteriore/Par Suite L'Aident Gerien/Survenue Le' accident cachet, French 'Postes et Telegraphs' labels round the edges and few pale burn marks. Also a 'Too Late' annotation, hence the blank blue/white registration label. Likely a 'one off' Gold Coast or British West Africa item, hence the high estimate.

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Date: 1938, Mar 23
Est. price: £400.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Crash cover en route from Gold Coast to London rescued from the Air France Dewoitine 388 which crashed in the Pyrenees on its way from Dakar to Paris, Ni380323. This cover is interesting, not only due to its intrinsic value as a crash cover, but also because it is a scarce example of the use of an alternative route for airmail from the Gold Coast to England. Plain registered (label) envelope franked 1/- plus ANO (likely 6d) which has been washed of, cancelled scarce 'Lagoon Road-Sekondi' cds, violet 'Correspondence Avion/Retardee et Deteriore/Par Suite L'Aident Gerien/Survenue Le' accident cachet, French 'Postes et Telegraphs' labels round the edges and few pale burn marks. Also a 'Too Late' annotation, hence the blank blue/white registration label. Likely a 'one off' Gold Coast or British West Africa item, hence the high estimate.
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Lot Number: 382

(Gold Coast) Airmail cover to England via Aeromaritime/Air France Service, Tarkwa to Oxford, no arrival ds, Accra Academy cover with shield and  coat of arms on the flap, franked 1/3d, ms "French Aeromaritime/Via France'. The Accra Academy was the first private academy to be established in the Gold Coast.

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Date: 1938, Sep 17
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Airmail cover to England via Aeromaritime/Air France Service, Tarkwa to Oxford, no arrival ds, Accra Academy cover with shield and coat of arms on the flap, franked 1/3d, ms "French Aeromaritime/Via France'. The Accra Academy was the first private academy to be established in the Gold Coast.
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Lot Number: 484

(New Zealand) Clouston & Ricketts, return flight New Zealand-Australia-England in the DH-88 Comet 'Australian Anniversary', cover franked New Zealand 1/2d x2 canc Blenheim 20/3 cds and Australia 1d canc Darwin 23/10 cds, also London 26/3 arrival cds. Signed on front by 'A E Clouston' and 'Victor Ricketts', . One of only twelve signed covers carried.

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Date: 1938, Mar 20
Est. price: £185.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Clouston & Ricketts, return flight New Zealand-Australia-England in the DH-88 Comet 'Australian Anniversary', cover franked New Zealand 1/2d x2 canc Blenheim 20/3 cds and Australia 1d canc Darwin 23/10 cds, also London 26/3 arrival cds. Signed on front by 'A E Clouston' and 'Victor Ricketts', . One of only twelve signed covers carried.
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Lot Number: 485

(New Zealand) "First Flight Cover/Empire Air Mail Mail Service/From Sydney", attractive red/white/blue 'Twin Flags' souvenir cover to England, 20 Aug 38 arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d NZ stamp canc Wanganui cds, and GB 1/2d for surface return to NZ.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: "First Flight Cover/Empire Air Mail Mail Service/From Sydney", attractive red/white/blue 'Twin Flags' souvenir cover to England, 20 Aug 38 arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d NZ stamp canc Wanganui cds, and GB 1/2d for surface return to NZ.
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Lot Number: 486

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £35.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 487

(New Zealand) Stage 3 EAMS, "First Empire Air Mail" uncommon and attractive grey/red printed souvenir cover to England, franked 1 1/2d.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Stage 3 EAMS, "First Empire Air Mail" uncommon and attractive grey/red printed souvenir cover to England, franked 1 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 488

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Aug 2
Est. price: £45.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 489

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to England dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Wanganui to England, no arrival ds, printed souvenir 'Empire Air Mail Service' corner cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Wanganui /4 Aug/1938 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus to Southampton. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Aug 4
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to England dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Wanganui to England, no arrival ds, printed souvenir 'Empire Air Mail Service' corner cover franked 1 1/2d canc Wanganui /4 Aug/1938 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus to Southampton. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 490

(New Zealand) Stage 3 All Up postage rate, a framed information cachet similar to that used for Stages 1 and 2 but now including Australia and New Zealand, on airmail cover from New Zealand to England, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wellington 26 Aug 1938. See scans.

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Date: 1938, Aug 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Stage 3 All Up postage rate, a framed information cachet similar to that used for Stages 1 and 2 but now including Australia and New Zealand, on airmail cover from New Zealand to England, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wellington 26 Aug 1938. See scans.
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Lot Number: 491

(New Zealand) Air Mail Expo Christchurch, November 7,8,9, red/white/blue 'Per 1 1/2d "All Up" Air Mail day 3 souvenir card franked 1 1/2d and showing verso a B&W photo of the mail box and special bag in which official letters were carried on the first "All Up" from New Zealand. Only 50 cards were mailed on November 9.

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Date: 1938, Nov 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Air Mail Expo Christchurch, November 7,8,9, red/white/blue 'Per 1 1/2d "All Up" Air Mail day 3 souvenir card franked 1 1/2d and showing verso a B&W photo of the mail box and special bag in which official letters were carried on the first "All Up" from New Zealand. Only 50 cards were mailed on November 9.
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Lot Number: 562

(South Africa) Mail flown on the third and final stage of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Johannesburg to New Zealand, Christchurch 29/12 arrival ds on front, plain cover postmarked fine metre strikes '1d', '1/2d' and 'Johannesburg/6.XII.38' cds, also readdressed label dated 29/12. Connected at Alexandria with Imperial Airways SE61 Southampton-Sydney service and flown to Bahrain by Centaurus, then OAT by Coolangatta, see Wingent p77. Uncommon item.

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Date: 1938, Dec 6
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Mail flown on the third and final stage of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Johannesburg to New Zealand, Christchurch 29/12 arrival ds on front, plain cover postmarked fine metre strikes '1d', '1/2d' and 'Johannesburg/6.XII.38' cds, also readdressed label dated 29/12. Connected at Alexandria with Imperial Airways SE61 Southampton-Sydney service and flown to Bahrain by Centaurus, then OAT by Coolangatta, see Wingent p77. Uncommon item.
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Lot Number: 585

(Southern Rhodesia) First Inter-Town Air Service, Gwelo to Bulawayo, bs 2/2, souvenir cover printed "First Inter-Town Air Service", Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, franked 1 1/2d posted first day of African Postal Union participation in EAMS and of Southbound Inter Town  Service to Bulawayo, tied " Gwaelo Union Jack"  vignette,

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Date: 1938, Feb 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: First Inter-Town Air Service, Gwelo to Bulawayo, bs 2/2, souvenir cover printed "First Inter-Town Air Service", Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, franked 1 1/2d posted first day of African Postal Union participation in EAMS and of Southbound Inter Town Service to Bulawayo, tied " Gwaelo Union Jack" vignette,
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