Lot Number: 95

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Victoria to Grenwich, Conn,  plain cover franked 3/10d (2/-, 1/4d, and 6d), airmail etiquette tying Victoria cds, sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 69 (Melbourne) censor mark. Underated for the 4/- trans Pacific clipper service to the US hence black hexagonal 'T26/ 2/3C' censor mark (exceptionally fine strike). Carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. This service opened on 17/7/40 after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

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Date: 1941, Sep 11
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Victoria to Grenwich, Conn, plain cover franked 3/10d (2/-, 1/4d, and 6d), airmail etiquette tying Victoria cds, sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 69 (Melbourne) censor mark. Underated for the 4/- trans Pacific clipper service to the US hence black hexagonal 'T26/ 2/3C' censor mark (exceptionally fine strike). Carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. This service opened on 17/7/40 after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
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Lot Number: 108

(Belgian Congo) WWII censored F/F Leopoldville to Johannesburg, Leopoldville to Durban, via Eloisabethville, 15/3, high franking registered (label) commercial corner cover franked eight stamps 33F (one damaged, see scan), black framed "1er depart laison aerienne/Congo-Afrique du Sud/***** Mars 1941", large unidentified black "C.R." hand stamp verso. Scarce item.

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Date: 1941, Mar 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: WWII censored F/F Leopoldville to Johannesburg, Leopoldville to Durban, via Eloisabethville, 15/3, high franking registered (label) commercial corner cover franked eight stamps 33F (one damaged, see scan), black framed "1er depart laison aerienne/Congo-Afrique du Sud/***** Mars 1941", large unidentified black "C.R." hand stamp verso. Scarce item.
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Lot Number: 145

(Brazil) LATI airmail cover, Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, franked 5400R, typed 'Via Aerea', ms L.A.T.I., fine strike  violet framed 'Por Aviao/via LATI' with gull wing logo. Late usage, only four more northbound flights until service suspended.

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Date: 1941, Nov 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Brazil

Description: LATI airmail cover, Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, franked 5400R, typed 'Via Aerea', ms L.A.T.I., fine strike violet framed 'Por Aviao/via LATI' with gull wing logo. Late usage, only four more northbound flights until service suspended.
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Lot Number: 216

(France) Uncensored WWII transatlantic airmail from Vichy France to Mexico, bs 22/8, via Lisbon 10/8, airmail etiquette cover addressed to Sinola, Mexico, franked 2F postage and 17F air, ms 'Par Clipper'. Good routing, see image.

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Date: 1941, Aug 4
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Uncensored WWII transatlantic airmail from Vichy France to Mexico, bs 22/8, via Lisbon 10/8, airmail etiquette cover addressed to Sinola, Mexico, franked 2F postage and 17F air, ms 'Par Clipper'. Good routing, see image.
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Lot Number: 217

(France) Dual censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, plain cover franked 2F50 postage and 1F25 air, canc Ceyrat cds, sealed by French censor tape at Marseille and GB censor tape OBE 1119, ms 'Par Avion' cancelled with Marseille black double bar Jusqu'a. Image.

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Date: 1941, Sep 18
Est. price: £18.00
Category: France

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, plain cover franked 2F50 postage and 1F25 air, canc Ceyrat cds, sealed by French censor tape at Marseille and GB censor tape OBE 1119, ms 'Par Avion' cancelled with Marseille black double bar Jusqu'a. Image.
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Lot Number: 224

(French Cameroons) Free French Africa in World War II, dual censored cover from Maiganga to Malvern UK, franked 2f 50 ordinary + 7f 25 airmail surcharge, via Lagos 25/9/41, sealed Free French and Nigeria censor tapes, the latter tied by nice strike of red hexagonal ‘Passed by Censor 11 Nigeria’ censor mark, also Free French 'Censor Yaounde' censor mark. Uncommon origin, Maiganga is 96 miles southeast of Fort Lamy and Yaounde is 600 miles from Lagos. Likely Sabena from Leopoldville to Lagos, then BOAC or sea to UK. Between August 1940  and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).

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Date: 1941, Sep 18
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Free French Africa in World War II, dual censored cover from Maiganga to Malvern UK, franked 2f 50 ordinary + 7f 25 airmail surcharge, via Lagos 25/9/41, sealed Free French and Nigeria censor tapes, the latter tied by nice strike of red hexagonal ‘Passed by Censor 11 Nigeria’ censor mark, also Free French 'Censor Yaounde' censor mark. Uncommon origin, Maiganga is 96 miles southeast of Fort Lamy and Yaounde is 600 miles from Lagos. Likely Sabena from Leopoldville to Lagos, then BOAC or sea to UK. Between August 1940 and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).
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Lot Number: 234

(Gambia) F/F FAM 22  Bathurst to Leopoldville," America-Africa Ferry "cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Dec 10
Est. price: £9.00
Category: Gambia

Description: F/F FAM 22 Bathurst to Leopoldville," America-Africa Ferry "cachet, b/s, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 296

(GB External) British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, unused air letter sheet, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", important warning about the POW number, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, bottom flap.

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Date: 1941, Apr 21
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, unused air letter sheet, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", important warning about the POW number, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, bottom flap.
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Lot Number: 362

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions.  Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

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Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions. Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.
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Lot Number: 386

(Gold Coast) WWII censored F/F, Gold Coast to USA via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami service, Accra to New York, plain airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 3/6d for Gold Coast-US mail, ms "Pan-American Air Mail", fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, sealed buff/black 'Gold Coast/OBE' censor tape tied by red hexagonal PBC/9/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am to Miami, then US internal air service to final destination. A nice wartime item.

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Date: 1941, Dec 24
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: WWII censored F/F, Gold Coast to USA via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami service, Accra to New York, plain airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 3/6d for Gold Coast-US mail, ms "Pan-American Air Mail", fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, sealed buff/black 'Gold Coast/OBE' censor tape tied by red hexagonal PBC/9/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am to Miami, then US internal air service to final destination. A nice wartime item.
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Lot Number: 402

(Guam) PAA Pacific Clipper FAM 14-22 Flight Cover, tied 5/9/41 Guam to Singapore, black lozenge F/F censor mark, printed cachet with #C24 stamp on #10 airmail envelope and weak triangular censor 
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Date: 1941, May 9
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Guam

Description: PAA Pacific Clipper FAM 14-22 Flight Cover, tied 5/9/41 Guam to Singapore, black lozenge F/F censor mark, printed cachet with #C24 stamp on #10 airmail envelope and weak triangular censor mark. Image
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Lot Number: 478

(Netherlands East Indies) World War II dual censored Macassar to London,  registered (label) cover franked G1.15  typed 'I.W. to Durban', sealed brown  NEI censor tape, tied by large red circular 'Deviezen/Censur' censor marks front and verso,  and Bermuda B&W OBE 978, flown KNILM to Manila/Sydney/Singapore, then Pan Am to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York,  FAM 18 to Lisbon, and KLM/BOAC to England. This "two ocean" mail was suspended after Pearl Harbour on Dec 1941, see Boyle p 820-828.

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Date: 1941, Oct 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Netherlands East Indies

Description: World War II dual censored Macassar to London, registered (label) cover franked G1.15 typed 'I.W. to Durban', sealed brown NEI censor tape, tied by large red circular 'Deviezen/Censur' censor marks front and verso, and Bermuda B&W OBE 978, flown KNILM to Manila/Sydney/Singapore, then Pan Am to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, FAM 18 to Lisbon, and KLM/BOAC to England. This "two ocean" mail was suspended after Pearl Harbour on Dec 1941, see Boyle p 820-828.
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Lot Number: 494

(New Zealand) F/F FAM 19  Auckland to Suva,  bs 13/11, cover 10x23cm franked 11F50, cachet, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Nov 11
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: F/F FAM 19 Auckland to Suva, bs 13/11, cover 10x23cm franked 11F50, cachet, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 512

(Nigeria) F/F FAM 22, Lagos to Leopoldville, cachet, b/s, Pan Am. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 12
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: F/F FAM 22, Lagos to Leopoldville, cachet, b/s, Pan Am. Image.
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Lot Number: 513

(Nigeria) Pan Am clipper service to Africa,  F/F FAM 22  Lagos to Belem bs 15/12, airmail cover franked 1/6d, 'First Airmail/USA-Nigeria' cachet, b/s. 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. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 14
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: Pan Am clipper service to Africa, F/F FAM 22 Lagos to Belem bs 15/12, airmail cover franked 1/6d, 'First Airmail/USA-Nigeria' cachet, b/s. 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. Image.
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Lot Number: 528

(Portugal) F/F FAM  18 Southern Atlantic Route, alternate return via Poruguese Africa and The West Indies,  Lisbon to Bolama , purple cachet, b/s, air cover, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Feb 6
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Portugal

Description: F/F FAM 18 Southern Atlantic Route, alternate return via Poruguese Africa and The West Indies, Lisbon to Bolama , purple cachet, b/s, air cover, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 547

(Singapore) F/F FAM 14, Singapore to Honolulu, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.

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Date: 1941, May 10
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Singapore

Description: F/F FAM 14, Singapore to Honolulu, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.
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Lot Number: 548

(Singapore) F/F FAM 14, Singapore to San Francisco, via Manila, Guam, Wake and Honolulu, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.

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Date: 1941, May 10
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Singapore

Description: F/F FAM 14, Singapore to San Francisco, via Manila, Guam, Wake and Honolulu, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.
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Lot Number: 600

(Thailand) Bangkok to Chicago carried on the new airmail service from Thailand to US,  WWII censored double rate cover airmail etiquette cover franked 3 baht and 40 sat, canc BangkokG.P.U./14.5.41, Singapore blue '9' in small circle censor mark, also violet 'L 5404' (?censor) mark. The date of postmark and the Singapore censor mark confirm that this cover was carried on the first flight of the new airmail service to the US which began on 15 May, 1941 via BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am to Manila, and then a transPacific Clipper flight to San Francisco, see Boyle p840. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, May 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Thailand

Description: Bangkok to Chicago carried on the new airmail service from Thailand to US, WWII censored double rate cover airmail etiquette cover franked 3 baht and 40 sat, canc BangkokG.P.U./14.5.41, Singapore blue '9' in small circle censor mark, also violet 'L 5404' (?censor) mark. The date of postmark and the Singapore censor mark confirm that this cover was carried on the first flight of the new airmail service to the US which began on 15 May, 1941 via BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am to Manila, and then a transPacific Clipper flight to San Francisco, see Boyle p840. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 602

(Trinidad) F/F FAM 22, Port of Spain to Bathurst, violet cachet, b/s.  F/F  South Atlantic flight by Pan American Airways inaugurated day before out break of  WW II, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Dec 7
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Trinidad

Description: F/F FAM 22, Port of Spain to Bathurst, violet cachet, b/s. F/F South Atlantic flight by Pan American Airways inaugurated day before out break of WW II, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 603

(Trinidad) F/F FAM 22, Port of Spain to Lagos, cachet, b/s.  F/F  South Atlantic flight by Pan American Airways inaugurated day before out break of  WW II, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Dec 9
Est. price: £9.00
Category: Trinidad

Description: F/F FAM 22, Port of Spain to Lagos, cachet, b/s. F/F South Atlantic flight by Pan American Airways inaugurated day before out break of WW II, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 623

(United States) F/F FAM 19  Los Angeles to Suva,  bs 9/11, cover 10x23cm franked 40c air, cachet, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Nov 5
Est. price: £10.00
Category: United States

Description: F/F FAM 19 Los Angeles to Suva, bs 9/11, cover 10x23cm franked 40c air, cachet, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 624

(United States) F/F FAM 19  San Francisco to Suva,  bs 9/11, cover 10x23cm franked 40c air, cachet, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Nov 5
Est. price: £10.00
Category: United States

Description: F/F FAM 19 San Francisco to Suva, bs 9/11, cover 10x23cm franked 40c air, cachet, Pan Am
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