Lot Number: 607

(Sweden) Sweden acceptance, for the F/F Imperial Airways Southampton to Montreal, via New York 6/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 75 ore, canc Laholm cds, typed 'With First Flight Southampton-Montreal'. IAW acceptances from Sweden are scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 3
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Sweden

Description: Sweden acceptance, for the F/F Imperial Airways Southampton to Montreal, via New York 6/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 75 ore, canc Laholm cds, typed 'With First Flight Southampton-Montreal'. IAW acceptances from Sweden are scarce.
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Lot Number: 605

(Southern Rhodesia) First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to Papua, bs Port Moresby, Papua, 10/8, via Townsville (Australia) 9/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, then to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, then to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, and finally to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines  (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.

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Date: 1938, Jul 28
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to Papua, bs Port Moresby, Papua, 10/8, via Townsville (Australia) 9/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, then to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, then to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, and finally to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.
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Lot Number: 594

(South Africa) First acceptance of mail from South Africa for carriage on the RANA F/F from Salisbury (Southern Rhodesia) to Blantyre ( Nyasaland), Johannesburg to Chickwawa, bs 11/3, plain cover franked South Africa 4d & 1d, canc Houses of Parliament Cape Town 6th March 1934, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, violet "First Flight Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First acceptance of mail from South Africa for carriage on the RANA F/F from Salisbury (Southern Rhodesia) to Blantyre ( Nyasaland), Johannesburg to Chickwawa, bs 11/3, plain cover franked South Africa 4d & 1d, canc Houses of Parliament Cape Town 6th March 1934, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, violet "First Flight Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets.
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Lot Number: 502

(New Zealand) First NZ acceptance from Wellington for Imperial Airways African service, green New Zealand-Africa cachet applied at Wellington, addressed to Bulawayo, S Rhodesia, franked two 5d airs & 1d Admiral. 50 centimes postage due mark. Covers from the Wellington dispatch are much scarcer, see Walker, p129.

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Date: 1932, Jul 15
Est. price: £85.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First NZ acceptance from Wellington for Imperial Airways African service, green New Zealand-Africa cachet applied at Wellington, addressed to Bulawayo, S Rhodesia, franked two 5d airs & 1d Admiral. 50 centimes postage due mark. Covers from the Wellington dispatch are much scarcer, see Walker, p129.
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Lot Number: 491

(New Zealand) First New Zealand acceptance of mail for England via the Karachi-London service, Wellington to Sutton Coldfield, arrival ds 7/8 on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, ms endorsement "By Adelaide-Perth and/Karachi-London", plain cover, Francis Field authentication hs verso.
Maximum of 10 covers flown.

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Date: 1930, Jul 1
Est. price: £100.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First New Zealand acceptance of mail for England via the Karachi-London service, Wellington to Sutton Coldfield, arrival ds 7/8 on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, ms endorsement "By Adelaide-Perth and/Karachi-London", plain cover, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Maximum of 10 covers flown.
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Lot Number: 518

(New Zealand) New Zealand to Bermuda, first NZ acceptance for inaugural EAMS Australia-England and OAT to Bermuda via London, no arrival ds, registered (label) illustrated black/red "Kiwi/All Up"souvenir cover, franked FDI 1 1/2d x3 plus 1935 3d and 6d airs, canc Granity cds, Imperial AW/Qantas, flown in "Carpentaria" by Capt. Denny Orme.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand to Bermuda, first NZ acceptance for inaugural EAMS Australia-England and OAT to Bermuda via London, no arrival ds, registered (label) illustrated black/red "Kiwi/All Up"souvenir cover, franked FDI 1 1/2d x3 plus 1935 3d and 6d airs, canc Granity cds, Imperial AW/Qantas, flown in "Carpentaria" by Capt. Denny Orme.
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Lot Number: 512

(New Zealand) FDC Wellington Industries set of 5 plus additional same set 4d on plain cover canc Auckland 1 Oct 36 cds, New Zealand acceptance for flight IW486 Imperial Arways Brisbane-London service.

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Date: 1936, Oct 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: FDC Wellington Industries set of 5 plus additional same set 4d on plain cover canc Auckland 1 Oct 36 cds, New Zealand acceptance for flight IW486 Imperial Arways Brisbane-London service.
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Lot Number: 509

(New Zealand) New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2,  Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.

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Date: 1935, Jan 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2, Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.
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Lot Number: 487

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for NWI for carriage on the Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, Amsterdam to Curacao, bs 6/6, via Marseille Gare Avion 24/5 and New York 27/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Scarce.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for NWI for carriage on the Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, Amsterdam to Curacao, bs 6/6, via Marseille Gare Avion 24/5 and New York 27/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Scarce.
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Lot Number: 488

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Southampton to New York, bs 27/5, via Marseille Gare Avion 25/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 40c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Uncommon.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Southampton to New York, bs 27/5, via Marseille Gare Avion 25/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 40c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 484

(Mozambique) Beira to London, 17/6 arrival cds verso, inauguration of the Imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', registered (label) Netto cover,  franked 3E canc Beira cds, typed 'Par Hydro Aviao "Challenger"/Inauguration of Flying Boat Service". Small mail.

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Date: 1937, Jun 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Mozambique

Description: Beira to London, 17/6 arrival cds verso, inauguration of the Imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', registered (label) Netto cover, franked 3E canc Beira cds, typed 'Par Hydro Aviao "Challenger"/Inauguration of Flying Boat Service". Small mail.
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Lot Number: 485

(Mozambique) Laurenco Marques to Inhambane, bs 12/6, inauguration of the imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', registered (label) Netto cover, ms "5g", franked 1.41E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.40f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail.

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Date: 1937, Jun 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Mozambique

Description: Laurenco Marques to Inhambane, bs 12/6, inauguration of the imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', registered (label) Netto cover, ms "5g", franked 1.41E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.40f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 470

(Malta) F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then  RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.

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Date: 1928, May 23
Est. price: £350.00
Category: Malta

Description: F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.
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Lot Number: 473

(Malta) First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then  Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jul 3
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Malta

Description: First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 467

(Malaya Johore) Acceptance of mail from Johore for Palembang, Weltevredin, bs 5/3, via Singapore 1/3, for carriage on the first regular KNILM Singapore-Palembang-Batavia service, registered (label) cover franked 12c, 25c Johore stamps, pale /black 'By Air Mail' etiquette.

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Date: 1930, Mar 4
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Malaya Johore

Description: Acceptance of mail from Johore for Palembang, Weltevredin, bs 5/3, via Singapore 1/3, for carriage on the first regular KNILM Singapore-Palembang-Batavia service, registered (label) cover franked 12c, 25c Johore stamps, pale /black 'By Air Mail' etiquette.
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Lot Number: 466

(Malaya Johore) Acceptance of mail from Johore for Weltevredin, bs 11/2, via Singapore 9/2, for carriage on the KNILM experimental Singapore-Palembang-Batavia flight, registered (label) cover franked 4c,12c and 24c Johore stamps, canc Johore 8 Feb 1930 cds, pale /black 'By Air Mail' etiquette P&T Mail 25.

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Date: 1930, Feb 11
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Malaya Johore

Description: Acceptance of mail from Johore for Weltevredin, bs 11/2, via Singapore 9/2, for carriage on the KNILM experimental Singapore-Palembang-Batavia flight, registered (label) cover franked 4c,12c and 24c Johore stamps, canc Johore 8 Feb 1930 cds, pale /black 'By Air Mail' etiquette P&T Mail 25.
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Lot Number: 460

(Liechtenstein) Liechstentein acceptance for Pan Am F/F Southampton to New York, bs 1/7, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 1934 air 10r and 1939 Homage set of 3, canc Vaduz cds. A rare item in fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Jun 26
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Liechtenstein

Description: Liechstentein acceptance for Pan Am F/F Southampton to New York, bs 1/7, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 1934 air 10r and 1939 Homage set of 3, canc Vaduz cds. A rare item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 369

(Guadeloupe) First Guadeloupe acceptance, bs 25/9,  for the Pan Am F/F FAM 6 service from San Juan to St Johns bs 23/9, flown by Lindburgh in Sikorsky S-38A amphibian.,

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Date: 1929, Sep 22
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Guadeloupe

Description: First Guadeloupe acceptance, bs 25/9, for the Pan Am F/F FAM 6 service from San Juan to St Johns bs 23/9, flown by Lindburgh in Sikorsky S-38A amphibian.,
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Lot Number: 351

(Germany) Germany acceptance for the Imperial Airways first regular London to South Africa service, Munich to Salisbury, S. Rhodesia, bs 31/1, via Alexandria 23/1, PC franked 75pf, red/white Strasbourg Exhibition label.

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Date: 1932, Jan 19
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany acceptance for the Imperial Airways first regular London to South Africa service, Munich to Salisbury, S. Rhodesia, bs 31/1, via Alexandria 23/1, PC franked 75pf, red/white Strasbourg Exhibition label.
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Lot Number: 285

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, first acceptance from Finstown for carriage on F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 3pm Dec 1, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Finstown-Wick".  An uncommon origin. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

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Date: 1934, Dec 01
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways, first acceptance from Finstown for carriage on F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 3pm Dec 1, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Finstown-Wick". An uncommon origin. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.
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Lot Number: 270

(GB Internal) First acceptance of mail from Belfast/Glasgow for carriage on RAS F/F from Glasgow to Manchester, then rail to London, then by air from London to Paris, bs 21/8, official cover franked 4d tied Belfast 20 Aug 1934 machine cancel. Non invasive top corner nibbles, otherwise good.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First acceptance of mail from Belfast/Glasgow for carriage on RAS F/F from Glasgow to Manchester, then rail to London, then by air from London to Paris, bs 21/8, official cover franked 4d tied Belfast 20 Aug 1934 machine cancel. Non invasive top corner nibbles, otherwise good.
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Lot Number: 269

(GB Internal) First acceptance for Sweden for carriage on the Railway Air Service new air mail service, F/F London to Liverpool, then OAT same day on KLM service to Malmo, Malmo/Luftpost/20.8.34 arrival ds verso, airmail etiquette envelope franked KGV 1/2d, 2d and 3d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 1.15pm, typed "1ier Vol. By First Flight/Rail Air Services/20/8/34".

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First acceptance for Sweden for carriage on the Railway Air Service new air mail service, F/F London to Liverpool, then OAT same day on KLM service to Malmo, Malmo/Luftpost/20.8.34 arrival ds verso, airmail etiquette envelope franked KGV 1/2d, 2d and 3d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 1.15pm, typed "1ier Vol. By First Flight/Rail Air Services/20/8/34".
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Lot Number: 288

(GB Internal) Rare first acceptance of mail for Thurso for carriage on Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Inverness to Thurso, bs 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Inverness 10/12 machine postmark.  A super item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Dec 10
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Thurso for carriage on Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Inverness to Thurso, bs 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d canc Inverness 10/12 machine postmark. A super item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 291

(GB Internal) First acceptance from Shetlands for carriage on the Kirkwall-Inverness service, Lerwick to Glasgow, no arrival ds, printed cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick, Shetland 25 Mar 35 machine cancel.

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Date: 1935, Mar 25
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First acceptance from Shetlands for carriage on the Kirkwall-Inverness service, Lerwick to Glasgow, no arrival ds, printed cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick, Shetland 25 Mar 35 machine cancel.
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Lot Number: 277

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, acceptance for the United States, Birmingham, UK, to Chicago, bs 5/10 for carriage on the Birmingham to London leg of the RAS airmail service, plain cover franked FDC new 1d  SG 440 and 1/2d, typed "By Air B'ham to London". By air from Birmingham to London, then surface to US. Nice item.

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Date: 1934, Sep 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, acceptance for the United States, Birmingham, UK, to Chicago, bs 5/10 for carriage on the Birmingham to London leg of the RAS airmail service, plain cover franked FDC new 1d SG 440 and 1/2d, typed "By Air B'ham to London". By air from Birmingham to London, then surface to US. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 168

(GB External) First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.

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Date: 1926, Jul 14
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.
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Lot Number: 232

(GB External) Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds,  black 'T' in hexagon  and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front,  typed  'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds, black 'T' in hexagon and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front, typed 'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.
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Lot Number: 225

(GB External) First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on the USA-Bermuda service, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 6d, canc Newport cds, typed "1st Acceptance/USA-Bermuda/Airmail". Uncmmon.

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Date: 1938, Mar 17
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on the USA-Bermuda service, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 6d, canc Newport cds, typed "1st Acceptance/USA-Bermuda/Airmail". Uncmmon.
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Lot Number: 197

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, May 4
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 185

(GB External) First acceptance of British mail for KLM service to the Dutch East Indies, Weltevreden 4/10, franked 1/ 5 1/2d canc London cds.

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Date: 1930, Sep 24
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mail for KLM service to the Dutch East Indies, Weltevreden 4/10, franked 1/ 5 1/2d canc London cds.
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Lot Number: 177

(GB External) London to Brtish Honduras, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Belize, bs 23/10, registered (label) cover franked 1/4/ 1/2d, canc Liverpool oval registered ds, blue/white airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1929, Oct 11
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Brtish Honduras, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Belize, bs 23/10, registered (label) cover franked 1/4/ 1/2d, canc Liverpool oval registered ds, blue/white airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 176

(GB External) London to Nicaragua, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Managua, bs 23/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/9/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1929, Oct 10
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Nicaragua, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Managua, bs 23/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/9/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 192

(GB External) First acceptance of British mails for carriage by Air Orient, London to Hong Kong via Paris, Marselles and Saigon service, red Hong Kong 1 Nov 32 double ring arrival ds, via Marseilles 19/10 on front, plain 'Printed Matter' cover franked 8d, canc London FS Air Mail. Superb and scarce item, Newall 120u (1996).

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Date: 1932, Oct 19
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mails for carriage by Air Orient, London to Hong Kong via Paris, Marselles and Saigon service, red Hong Kong 1 Nov 32 double ring arrival ds, via Marseilles 19/10 on front, plain 'Printed Matter' cover franked 8d, canc London FS Air Mail. Superb and scarce item, Newall 120u (1996).
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Lot Number: 167

(GB External) London to Casablanca, bs 17/11, plain cover correctly rated 3d airmail + 1/2d ordinary, canc Liverpool cds, black straight line 'Air Mail' hand stamp used at Liverpool, early blue/black airmail etiquette, ms 'Par Avion de Toulouse. A British acceptance for the French Toulouse-Casablanca service.

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Date: 1925, Nov 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Casablanca, bs 17/11, plain cover correctly rated 3d airmail + 1/2d ordinary, canc Liverpool cds, black straight line 'Air Mail' hand stamp used at Liverpool, early blue/black airmail etiquette, ms 'Par Avion de Toulouse. A British acceptance for the French Toulouse-Casablanca service.
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Lot Number: 152

(France) Rare first acceptance of mail from Sweden for the Gold Coast for carriage on the Air France/ Aeromaritime F/F France-Gold Coast, Paris to Takoradi, bs 3/3, registered (label) cover franked 130 ore canc Stockholm Luftpost cds, red diamond "Air France/Aeromaritime" cachet , typed "1 iere service le 28 Fevrier/France-Liberia-Cote d'Or". Nice item in fine condition.

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Date: 1937, Feb 27
Est. price: £125.00
Category: France

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail from Sweden for the Gold Coast for carriage on the Air France/ Aeromaritime F/F France-Gold Coast, Paris to Takoradi, bs 3/3, registered (label) cover franked 130 ore canc Stockholm Luftpost cds, red diamond "Air France/Aeromaritime" cachet , typed "1 iere service le 28 Fevrier/France-Liberia-Cote d'Or". Nice item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 128

(Costa Rica) Acceptance for Costa Rica for carriage on the KLM/Pan Am Amsterda-Lisbon-New York service, then US internal airlines to San Jose, bs 13/5, registered (label) first flight souvenir cover franked 15c.

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Date: 1940, Apr 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Costa Rica

Description: Acceptance for Costa Rica for carriage on the KLM/Pan Am Amsterda-Lisbon-New York service, then US internal airlines to San Jose, bs 13/5, registered (label) first flight souvenir cover franked 15c.
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Lot Number: 88

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille, bs 24/5 to New York, bs 27/5, plain cover franked 75c postage and 5F air surcharge, fine strike red flight cachet .

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille, bs 24/5 to New York, bs 27/5, plain cover franked 75c postage and 5F air surcharge, fine strike red flight cachet .
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Lot Number: 90

(Belgium) Scarce first acceptance of mail from Belgium for USA for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways trans Atlantic service from London to New York, bs 6/8, official black/blue/grey souvenir cover franked 1930 2F x2, and 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 24 flown.

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Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail from Belgium for USA for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways trans Atlantic service from London to New York, bs 6/8, official black/blue/grey souvenir cover franked 1930 2F x2, and 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 24 flown.
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Lot Number: 81

(Belgium) Rare first acceptance of mail from Belgium for Sumatra for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas regular service from London to Australia, Antwerp to Rambang, bs Laboeanhadji 21/12, official red/white/blue Kangaroo souvenir cover franked 3F 85c. Addressed to
Rambang, but carried over to Darwin (19/12 ) where ‘Missent to’ and Darwin 20/12 pmk applied prior to return to Sumatra. Uncommon item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail from Belgium for Sumatra for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas regular service from London to Australia, Antwerp to Rambang, bs Laboeanhadji 21/12, official red/white/blue Kangaroo souvenir cover franked 3F 85c. Addressed to Rambang, but carried over to Darwin (19/12 ) where ‘Missent to’ and Darwin 20/12 pmk applied prior to return to Sumatra. Uncommon item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 83

(Belgium) Brussels to Broken Hill, bs 16/11, scarce Belgium acceptance for F/F Air France/Air Afrique/Regie Malgache Paris-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville and Madagascar, Van Reet airmail etiquette cover franked  4F05, canc Bruxelles 7/11 cds, red boxed "!ier Service Aerien/Francais Regulier/Europe-Congo-Madagascar" flight cachet. One of only c50 covers to catch the first flight. Due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian acceptances went by the second (ie the first Sabena) flight which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Repaired closed tear verso, hardly visible, see scan,
Francis Field authentcation hs verso.

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Date: 1935, Nov 7
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Broken Hill, bs 16/11, scarce Belgium acceptance for F/F Air France/Air Afrique/Regie Malgache Paris-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville and Madagascar, Van Reet airmail etiquette cover franked 4F05, canc Bruxelles 7/11 cds, red boxed "!ier Service Aerien/Francais Regulier/Europe-Congo-Madagascar" flight cachet. One of only c50 covers to catch the first flight. Due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian acceptances went by the second (ie the first Sabena) flight which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Repaired closed tear verso, hardly visible, see scan, Francis Field authentcation hs verso.
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Lot Number: 89

(Belgium) First Belgium acceptance for New York, bs 1/7, for carriage on Pan American F/F 'Northern' trans Atlantic route. Plain cover franked 5F air + 75c, canc Bruxelles 27/6 cds, typed "By 1st air mail Southampton New-York". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgium

Description: First Belgium acceptance for New York, bs 1/7, for carriage on Pan American F/F 'Northern' trans Atlantic route. Plain cover franked 5F air + 75c, canc Bruxelles 27/6 cds, typed "By 1st air mail Southampton New-York". Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 82

(Belgium) Uncommon Belgian acceptance fro Brazil, cover postmarked Brussels March 29, 1935 with transit b/s Paris March 30 and arrival b/s Porto Alegre (Brazil) April 7th. Blue bilingual Belgian airmail label. Nice clean cover.

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Date: 1935, Mar 29
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Uncommon Belgian acceptance fro Brazil, cover postmarked Brussels March 29, 1935 with transit b/s Paris March 30 and arrival b/s Porto Alegre (Brazil) April 7th. Blue bilingual Belgian airmail label. Nice clean cover.
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Lot Number: 80

(Belgium) Imperial Airways, intended Belgium acceptance for Sudan for carriage on the first London-East Africa service, however this cover caught the second flight arriving Juba, 14/3, via Cairo 11/3, airmail cover franked 1930 2d air x2, 25c ordinary, canc Brussels cds, Imperial AW/Airways House/London hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Feb 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Imperial Airways, intended Belgium acceptance for Sudan for carriage on the first London-East Africa service, however this cover caught the second flight arriving Juba, 14/3, via Cairo 11/3, airmail cover franked 1930 2d air x2, 25c ordinary, canc Brussels cds, Imperial AW/Airways House/London hs verso.
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Lot Number: 75

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 56

(Australia) First acceptance of mail from Australia to Netherlands, Rose Bay to Rotterdam, for carriage from New Zealand on the inaugural  Pan Am FAM19 service from Auckland 20 Jul 40 to San Francisco 24 Jul 1940 arrival ds. NOTE, this mail was sent  from Sydney to New Zealand on RMS 'Niagara'  on 29 August 1939 and delayed in NZ due to the outbreak of WWII. Airmail etiquette cover franked 3/9d Australia stamps, canc 'Rose Bay 29 Jul 39' cds and 'Auckland 19 Jl 40' cds, official violet framed "New Zealand-USA" fight cachet, typed "New Zealand/to/ USA ". Small mail,  Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 29
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail from Australia to Netherlands, Rose Bay to Rotterdam, for carriage from New Zealand on the inaugural Pan Am FAM19 service from Auckland 20 Jul 40 to San Francisco 24 Jul 1940 arrival ds. NOTE, this mail was sent from Sydney to New Zealand on RMS 'Niagara' on 29 August 1939 and delayed in NZ due to the outbreak of WWII. Airmail etiquette cover franked 3/9d Australia stamps, canc 'Rose Bay 29 Jul 39' cds and 'Auckland 19 Jl 40' cds, official violet framed "New Zealand-USA" fight cachet, typed "New Zealand/to/ USA ". Small mail, Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 54

(Australia) NZ acceptance for inauguration EAMS Australia-England, no arrival ds, illustrated black/red "Kiwi/All Up"souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Wellington cds, Imperial AW, flown in "Carpentaria" by Capt. Orme Denny.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Australia

Description: NZ acceptance for inauguration EAMS Australia-England, no arrival ds, illustrated black/red "Kiwi/All Up"souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Wellington cds, Imperial AW, flown in "Carpentaria" by Capt. Orme Denny.
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Lot Number: 38

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Iraq for carriage on the first westbound service from Australia of the route from Singapore, Brisbane to Basra 20/12, via Calcutta 17/12, souvenir 'Kangaroo' cover franked 2d and 1/6d, ms 'Australia-Iraq''. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are scarce - this item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Iraq for carriage on the first westbound service from Australia of the route from Singapore, Brisbane to Basra 20/12, via Calcutta 17/12, souvenir 'Kangaroo' cover franked 2d and 1/6d, ms 'Australia-Iraq''. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are scarce - this item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 214

(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: 608

(Syria) First acceptance for Syria from Belgium for carrage on the inaugural Air France Marseille-Tunis-Tripoli-Cairo-Damascus service, Brussels to Damascus, bs 11/2, Van Reet red/yellow/black horizontal stripe airmail cover, franked 2F air and 1.5F ordinary, typed 'Marseile-Tunis-Damascus'. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Feb 7
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Syria

Description: First acceptance for Syria from Belgium for carrage on the inaugural Air France Marseille-Tunis-Tripoli-Cairo-Damascus service, Brussels to Damascus, bs 11/2, Van Reet red/yellow/black horizontal stripe airmail cover, franked 2F air and 1.5F ordinary, typed 'Marseile-Tunis-Damascus'. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 440

(Italy) A rare and likely first acceptance of Italian mail for carriage to the Belgian Congo on the Air France/Air Afrique Paris-Marseilles-Algeria-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville, a Victor Nawratil registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked  3.70L, 85 1/2c, canc San Marino 16/11 cds, ms's "Per Posta Aerea Belga/Bruxelles-Marsiglia-Congo" and"Via Marsiglia (Marseille)". Carried by the second Air France/Air Afrique  Marseilles-Algeria-Elisabethville flight but, being a Nawratil cover, this is almost certainly a first acceptance from San Marino for the extended route.  Ex Clowes.

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Date: 1935, Nov 16
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Italy

Description: A rare and likely first acceptance of Italian mail for carriage to the Belgian Congo on the Air France/Air Afrique Paris-Marseilles-Algeria-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville, a Victor Nawratil registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked 3.70L, 85 1/2c, canc San Marino 16/11 cds, ms's "Per Posta Aerea Belga/Bruxelles-Marsiglia-Congo" and"Via Marsiglia (Marseille)". Carried by the second Air France/Air Afrique Marseilles-Algeria-Elisabethville flight but, being a Nawratil cover, this is almost certainly a first acceptance from San Marino for the extended route. Ex Clowes.
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