Lot Number: 35

(Argentina) World War II censored airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Holland, no arrival ds, dark blue/grey Condor envelope, franked 1P45, typed endorsement "Por Condor-LATI", sealed black on white OKW censor tape (code e = Frankfurt) tied by purple circular eagle and swastika censor mark. Mail from all over South America was flown, mainly by Syndicato Condor, to Brazil to connect with LATI.

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Date: 1941, Feb 14
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Argentina

Description: World War II censored airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Holland, no arrival ds, dark blue/grey Condor envelope, franked 1P45, typed endorsement "Por Condor-LATI", sealed black on white OKW censor tape (code e = Frankfurt) tied by purple circular eagle and swastika censor mark. Mail from all over South America was flown, mainly by Syndicato Condor, to Brazil to connect with LATI.

Lot Number: 87

(Belgian Congo) F/F FAM 22  Leopoldville to Belem, cachet, b/s 15/12, air cover, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Dec 12
Est. price: £8.00 £6.80
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: F/F FAM 22 Leopoldville to Belem, cachet, b/s 15/12, air cover, Pan Am

Lot Number: 88

(Belgian Congo) Pan Am clipper service USA to Africa, F/F FAM 22, Leopoldville to Natal, purple cachet, b/s 17/12. This strategically important service, linking Africa and the USA, opened just at the critical time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the USA went to war.

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Date: 1941, Dec 12
Est. price: £8.00 £6.80
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Pan Am clipper service USA to Africa, F/F FAM 22, Leopoldville to Natal, purple cachet, b/s 17/12. This strategically important service, linking Africa and the USA, opened just at the critical time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the USA went to war.

Lot Number: 124

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, 147x 86mm, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Sao Paulo to Koln, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo/Sao Paulo ?/7/41cds, blue German "Ad" in circle censor mark on front indicating cover examined in Munich but not opened, also 15 in circle additional German censor mark. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).

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Date: 1941, Jul 01
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: Brazil

Description: Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, 147x 86mm, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Sao Paulo to Koln, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo/Sao Paulo ?/7/41cds, blue German "Ad" in circle censor mark on front indicating cover examined in Munich but not opened, also 15 in circle additional German censor mark. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).

Lot Number: 316

(Germany) LATI ,Germany to Paraguay from Germany,  censored WWII airmail etiquette cover, Groesfeld to Asuncion, bs 30/4/41, franked 175rpf, canc Groesfeld 1/4/41 cds, ms "5g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, no code, also additional German censor marks, boxes with numbers on front. Correctly rated for 5g Germany to Paraguay by LATI, 150 rpf/5g air fee + 25rpf/20g surface (see Beith p39).  Flown DLH/Ala Littoria to Rome, Rome to Rio de Janero by LATI, then likely Pan Am to Asuncion, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

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Date: 1941, Apr 1
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: Germany

Description: LATI ,Germany to Paraguay from Germany, censored WWII airmail etiquette cover, Groesfeld to Asuncion, bs 30/4/41, franked 175rpf, canc Groesfeld 1/4/41 cds, ms "5g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, no code, also additional German censor marks, boxes with numbers on front. Correctly rated for 5g Germany to Paraguay by LATI, 150 rpf/5g air fee + 25rpf/20g surface (see Beith p39). Flown DLH/Ala Littoria to Rome, Rome to Rio de Janero by LATI, then likely Pan Am to Asuncion, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.