Lot Number: 237

(GB External) First BOAC post war service to Japan, London to Iwakuni, red Japan arrival chop on front, also 'AFPO #30/3 Ap 48 /RAAF Japan' arrival cds verso, attractive official black/blue BOAC Speedbird cover. This was also the last service using Poole. A possible test letter - the sender was the Public Relatons Director, BOAC, London W1, and it was addressed to the Station Superintendant, BOAC, Iwakuni, Japan,

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Date: 1948, Mar 18
Est. price: £65.00 £55.25
Category: GB External

Description: First BOAC post war service to Japan, London to Iwakuni, red Japan arrival chop on front, also 'AFPO #30/3 Ap 48 /RAAF Japan' arrival cds verso, attractive official black/blue BOAC Speedbird cover. This was also the last service using Poole. A possible test letter - the sender was the Public Relatons Director, BOAC, London W1, and it was addressed to the Station Superintendant, BOAC, Iwakuni, Japan,

Lot Number: 267

(GB Internal) A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page).

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Date: 1948, Jun 14
Est. price: £85.00 £72.25
Category: GB Internal

Description: A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page).

Lot Number: 268

(GB Internal) BEA Helicopter Mails, souvenir cover from Peterborough to Norwich, franked 2 1/2d flown on the LAST DAY of the Experimental service.

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Date: 1948, Sep 25
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA Helicopter Mails, souvenir cover from Peterborough to Norwich, franked 2 1/2d flown on the LAST DAY of the Experimental service.