Lot Number: 4

(Collections) Belgium, 18 airmail covers, mostly 1930's, first and special flights, noted are 1930 first night flight to London, 1931 first acceptance for Juba, August 1936 F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, October 1936 accelerated F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, and 1937 F/F Brussels to Prague. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, 18 airmail covers, mostly 1930's, first and special flights, noted are 1930 first night flight to London, 1931 first acceptance for Juba, August 1936 F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, October 1936 accelerated F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, and 1937 F/F Brussels to Prague. Images
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Lot Number: 9

(Collections) GB External, collection of 20 first flights (1920's-30's) including 1928 return of fifth night air mail trial flight London to Stockholm; 1930 first night flight, London to Hanover; 1931 Imperial Airways F/F London to Aswan; 1931 St. Lawrence Seaway air-sea acceleration first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal; 1932 F/F London-Cyprus; 1933 F/F's London-Singapore, and London-Calcutta; 1934 IAW F/F accelerated service London to Kuala Lumpur; 1936 F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam; 1937 F/F First Stage EAMS London-Durban; 1938 F/F Third Stage EAMS, London- Auckland.  Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: GB External, collection of 20 first flights (1920's-30's) including 1928 return of fifth night air mail trial flight London to Stockholm; 1930 first night flight, London to Hanover; 1931 Imperial Airways F/F London to Aswan; 1931 St. Lawrence Seaway air-sea acceleration first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal; 1932 F/F London-Cyprus; 1933 F/F's London-Singapore, and London-Calcutta; 1934 IAW F/F accelerated service London to Kuala Lumpur; 1936 F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam; 1937 F/F First Stage EAMS London-Durban; 1938 F/F Third Stage EAMS, London- Auckland. Images.
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Lot Number: 30

(Airship) Netherlands acceptance for the Seventh “Hindenburg” Flight to New York,  posted in Netherlands with 12 1/2c  stampsl, red double ring cachet depicting flying boat and Zeppelin, plain cover, black 'Rotterdam/Waalhaven' hs..

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Date: 1936, Aug 14
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Airship

Description: Netherlands acceptance for the Seventh “Hindenburg” Flight to New York, posted in Netherlands with 12 1/2c stampsl, red double ring cachet depicting flying boat and Zeppelin, plain cover, black 'Rotterdam/Waalhaven' hs..
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Lot Number: 25

(Airship) Austria acceptance for LZ 127 first South America Flight, Seville first landing, 19/5 arrival machine cancel on front,  B&W PC pc showing Graf Zeppelin flying over cathedral with very tall spire, franked Austria 1S 84g, canc Vienna cds, red circular flight confirmation cachet.

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Date: 1930, May 3
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Airship

Description: Austria acceptance for LZ 127 first South America Flight, Seville first landing, 19/5 arrival machine cancel on front, B&W PC pc showing Graf Zeppelin flying over cathedral with very tall spire, franked Austria 1S 84g, canc Vienna cds, red circular flight confirmation cachet.
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Lot Number: 44

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 45

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. 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 likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. 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 likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 46

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. 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 likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. 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 likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 52

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Sydney to Juba, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked  1d, 3d blue Ram and 1/6d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Sydney to Juba, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1d, 3d blue Ram and 1/6d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 51

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.
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Lot Number: 53

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.
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Lot Number: 50

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.
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Lot Number: 49

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.
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Lot Number: 48

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Entebbe, Uganda, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Entebbe on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Entebbe, Uganda, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Entebbe on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. 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.
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Lot Number: 76

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line  "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.

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Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £375.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.
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Lot Number: 90

(Belgium) Brussels acceptance for the 1st Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail etiquette card franked  3F 80, canc Bruxelles 7/11and 15/11 cds, green bilingual flight cachet verso.Intended for the 7/11 first Air France/Air Afrque flight to E'ville. But, due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian mail went by the first Sabena flight instead, which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Hence the 7/11 and 15/11 departure postmarks on this card.

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Date: 1935, Nov 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels acceptance for the 1st Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail etiquette card franked 3F 80, canc Bruxelles 7/11and 15/11 cds, green bilingual flight cachet verso.Intended for the 7/11 first Air France/Air Afrque flight to E'ville. But, due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian mail went by the first Sabena flight instead, which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Hence the 7/11 and 15/11 departure postmarks on this card.
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Lot Number: 89

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for F/F Paris 14/5 to Bordeaux, bs 15/5 leg of the inaugural Air France/LAPE Paris-Madrid service, plain cover franked 85c, black triangular 'Paris/Bordeaux/Madrid/15 Mai 1935' flight cachet. LAPE, Spanish Postal Airlines (Lםneas Aיreas Postales Espaסolas), was the Spanish national airline during the Second Spanish Republic

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Date: 1935, May 15
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for F/F Paris 14/5 to Bordeaux, bs 15/5 leg of the inaugural Air France/LAPE Paris-Madrid service, plain cover franked 85c, black triangular 'Paris/Bordeaux/Madrid/15 Mai 1935' flight cachet. LAPE, Spanish Postal Airlines (Lםneas Aיreas Postales Espaסolas), was the Spanish national airline during the Second Spanish Republic
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Lot Number: 192

(France) Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.

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Date: 1939, May 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.
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Lot Number: 224

(GB External) Test letter for the first DLH/Elders Colonial Airways all-air service from GB to Sierra Leone, bs Freetown 8/7. Carried by the German service to Bathurst, Gambia, then by Elders Colonial Airways to Freetown, Plain cover franked 1/- rate, addressed to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd, c/o Elders Colonial Airways, Freetown, Sierra Leone, typed "First acceptance/for Bathurst-Freetown service", verso "KIndly return to Traffic Manager/Imperial Airways Ltd/London.

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Date: 1938, Jul 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Test letter for the first DLH/Elders Colonial Airways all-air service from GB to Sierra Leone, bs Freetown 8/7. Carried by the German service to Bathurst, Gambia, then by Elders Colonial Airways to Freetown, Plain cover franked 1/- rate, addressed to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd, c/o Elders Colonial Airways, Freetown, Sierra Leone, typed "First acceptance/for Bathurst-Freetown service", verso "KIndly return to Traffic Manager/Imperial Airways Ltd/London.
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Lot Number: 212

(GB External) Great Britain to Uruguay, first acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the inaugural  Lufthansa service from Europe to South America,London to  Montevideo, bs 20/4, via Berlin 13/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, canc London W1 13.Apr.34 cds, red circular 'Mit Luftpost.Berlin C2' and 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' staging cachets, typed 'By German Air Mail'.

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Date: 1934, Apr 13
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Great Britain to Uruguay, first acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the inaugural Lufthansa service from Europe to South America,London to Montevideo, bs 20/4, via Berlin 13/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, canc London W1 13.Apr.34 cds, red circular 'Mit Luftpost.Berlin C2' and 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' staging cachets, typed 'By German Air Mail'.
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Lot Number: 205

(GB External) London to Panama, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Colon bs 24/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/9/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1929, Oct 10
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Panama, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Colon bs 24/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/9/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 206

(GB External) First acceptance of GB mail for Jamaica, bs Constant Springs 7/3, for carriage via the North American airmail service, Southampton (SS 'Homeric') -New York-Miami-Kingston, Foreign Section GPO NY transit hs. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Feb 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of GB mail for Jamaica, bs Constant Springs 7/3, for carriage via the North American airmail service, Southampton (SS 'Homeric') -New York-Miami-Kingston, Foreign Section GPO NY transit hs. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 202

(GB External) First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA,  London to Bogota, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/29.XII.1926/Bogota' arrival cds verso, via Barranquilla, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' arrival cds on front. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SC ADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, also tying early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette, and  also violet oval Bureau de Telegraphs/Bogota'  28/12 and 30/12 hs's on front, and green "Apartado" hs verso.

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Date: 1926, Dec 6
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA, London to Bogota, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/29.XII.1926/Bogota' arrival cds verso, via Barranquilla, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' arrival cds on front. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SC ADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, also tying early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette, and also violet oval Bureau de Telegraphs/Bogota' 28/12 and 30/12 hs's on front, and green "Apartado" hs verso.
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Lot Number: 223

(GB External) First acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the new Baghdad to Tehran service, bs's Baghdad and Tehran, IAW to Baghdad, then Iranian State Airlines to Persia.

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Date: 1938, May 5
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the new Baghdad to Tehran service, bs's Baghdad and Tehran, IAW to Baghdad, then Iranian State Airlines to Persia.
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Lot Number: 266

(Germany) Germany acceptance for Sabena F/F extension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, Essen Mulheim to Port Franqui, bs 20/11, and then returne by first service to Europe via Coquilhatville 24/11, registered (label) cover franked 70Pf,  green framed  Brussels-Elisabethville F/F flight cachet, ms "Via Service Aerien/B elgique-France-Congo".

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Date: 1935, Nov 14
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany acceptance for Sabena F/F extension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, Essen Mulheim to Port Franqui, bs 20/11, and then returne by first service to Europe via Coquilhatville 24/11, registered (label) cover franked 70Pf, green framed Brussels-Elisabethville F/F flight cachet, ms "Via Service Aerien/B elgique-France-Congo".
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Lot Number: 320

(India) Delhi Flying Club/Imperial Airways, first direct airmail from Delhi to Johannesburg, bs 1/2 registered (label) cover franked 1R, 4 annas, 18p, canc New Delhi cds, typed 'Delhi-Johannesburg'. First acceptance of mail for South Africa on the Delhi-Karachi service, then carried from Cairo the F/F Imperial Airways Regular Service from London to Cape Town. Only 14 carried. Superb double first flight item.

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Date: 1932, Jan 18
Est. price: £125.00
Category: India

Description: Delhi Flying Club/Imperial Airways, first direct airmail from Delhi to Johannesburg, bs 1/2 registered (label) cover franked 1R, 4 annas, 18p, canc New Delhi cds, typed 'Delhi-Johannesburg'. First acceptance of mail for South Africa on the Delhi-Karachi service, then carried from Cairo the F/F Imperial Airways Regular Service from London to Cape Town. Only 14 carried. Superb double first flight item.
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Lot Number: 325

(India) Inward to India from Belgium, first Belgium acceptance for the first Imperial Airways service to Cannanore, bs 13/1, a new stop on the England to Australia service, M Debaar black/yellow/red border airmail cover franked 3F85, canc Brussels 5/1/37.  Cannanore is the administrative headquarters of the District of Kannur and 518km north of state capital Trivandrum. During British rule in India, Kannur was known by its old name Cannanore(Land of Lord Krishna) and was of great strategic military importance. This is the first Imperial Airways F/F to Cannanore we have seen, see Jennekins & Godinas, 1969, p75.    A superb item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1937, Jan 5
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Inward to India from Belgium, first Belgium acceptance for the first Imperial Airways service to Cannanore, bs 13/1, a new stop on the England to Australia service, M Debaar black/yellow/red border airmail cover franked 3F85, canc Brussels 5/1/37. Cannanore is the administrative headquarters of the District of Kannur and 518km north of state capital Trivandrum. During British rule in India, Kannur was known by its old name Cannanore(Land of Lord Krishna) and was of great strategic military importance. This is the first Imperial Airways F/F to Cannanore we have seen, see Jennekins & Godinas, 1969, p75. A superb item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 522

(United States) First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc  Jul 13,  Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.

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Date: 1939, Jun 28
Est. price: £150.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc Jul 13, Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.
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Lot Number: 521

(United States) First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service,  Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds.  Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £350.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service, Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds. Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 518

(United States) First Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-New York via France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii. A quadruple first flight cover being a first acceptance for the carriage of US mail for Marseilles (FAM 18), Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) via the inaugural Pan Am Southern Atlantic route, then FAM 14 to San Francisco and United Airlines to New York on the final legs of this first PAA/IAW round the world flight.  Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 20/5, Marseilles 22/5 and New York 13/6 and official US/Pam flight cachet.. Displayed on three album pages including press cuttings, a compliments slip signed by William van Dusen, and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An superb exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, May 20
Est. price: £250.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-New York via France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii. A quadruple first flight cover being a first acceptance for the carriage of US mail for Marseilles (FAM 18), Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) via the inaugural Pan Am Southern Atlantic route, then FAM 14 to San Francisco and United Airlines to New York on the final legs of this first PAA/IAW round the world flight. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 20/5, Marseilles 22/5 and New York 13/6 and official US/Pam flight cachet.. Displayed on three album pages including press cuttings, a compliments slip signed by William van Dusen, and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An superb exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 520

(United States) 

A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £250.00
Category: United States

Description: A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 499

(Sudan) Juba to Australia, bs Perth 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 10P canc Juba cds. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Juba to Australia, bs Perth 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 10P canc Juba cds. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 498

(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan, Wadi Halfa to Singapore, no arrival ds, Cairo 12 Dec 33 transit cds verso, souvenir London/Singapore/Rangoon red/blue speedbird cover franked 10ml. Flown by Imperial AW service AN144 to Cairo to connect with the F/F of the IAW/ITCA extension to Singapore flight IE246, see Wingnt p112. Scarce item.

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Date: 1933, Dec 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Sudan

Description: First acceptance of mail from Sudan, Wadi Halfa to Singapore, no arrival ds, Cairo 12 Dec 33 transit cds verso, souvenir London/Singapore/Rangoon red/blue speedbird cover franked 10ml. Flown by Imperial AW service AN144 to Cairo to connect with the F/F of the IAW/ITCA extension to Singapore flight IE246, see Wingnt p112. Scarce item.
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Lot Number: 490

(Straits Settlements) First acceptance at the 25c inclusive rate, Penang to London,  pale grey imprint etiquette air cover, franked 25c B8&Co perfin, carried on IAW regular service, typed 'Per Imperial Airways.'

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Straits Settlements

Description: First acceptance at the 25c inclusive rate, Penang to London, pale grey imprint etiquette air cover, franked 25c B8&Co perfin, carried on IAW regular service, typed 'Per Imperial Airways.'
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Lot Number: 477

(Spain) Acceptance from Spain for Argentina, very scarce pre-printed Aeropostale Spanish envelope “Por Avion Par Avion Via Aeropostale” postmarked Bilbao (Spain) December 3, 1935 with transit b/s Buenos Aires December 14 and arrival b/s Comodoro Rivadavia December 20th. The cover travelled by surface mail from Buenos Aires to Comodoro. Scarce acceptance Spanish flight and rare Aeropostale envelope especially since Air France had taken over Aeropostale the previous year.

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Date: 1935, Dec 3
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Spain

Description: Acceptance from Spain for Argentina, very scarce pre-printed Aeropostale Spanish envelope “Por Avion Par Avion Via Aeropostale” postmarked Bilbao (Spain) December 3, 1935 with transit b/s Buenos Aires December 14 and arrival b/s Comodoro Rivadavia December 20th. The cover travelled by surface mail from Buenos Aires to Comodoro. Scarce acceptance Spanish flight and rare Aeropostale envelope especially since Air France had taken over Aeropostale the previous year.
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Lot Number: 476

(Spain) Acceptance from Spain for Argentina, pre-printed Spanish Air France registered cover postmarked Cadiz April 1, 1935 addressed to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s April 11th. Large "Viva Cristo Rey" sticker on back. It is known that mail left Paris on April 6th to be carried on all-air service using the Santos Dumont (flight 15A) but known examples of that mail have an arrival b/s in Buenos Aires of April 9th. It is possible that this cover was flown to Dakar but arrived too late for the Santos Dumont flight and put on board the usual aviso instead. In other words, there may have been two sets of mail for that date, the mail gathered in Paris for a direct Toulouse/Marseille - Dakar- Natal flight,and the mail picked up on the way which followed the usual plane-aviso scenario. Collot and Cornu do not expand on this possibility.

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Date: 1935, Apr 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Spain

Description: Acceptance from Spain for Argentina, pre-printed Spanish Air France registered cover postmarked Cadiz April 1, 1935 addressed to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s April 11th. Large "Viva Cristo Rey" sticker on back. It is known that mail left Paris on April 6th to be carried on all-air service using the Santos Dumont (flight 15A) but known examples of that mail have an arrival b/s in Buenos Aires of April 9th. It is possible that this cover was flown to Dakar but arrived too late for the Santos Dumont flight and put on board the usual aviso instead. In other words, there may have been two sets of mail for that date, the mail gathered in Paris for a direct Toulouse/Marseille - Dakar- Natal flight,and the mail picked up on the way which followed the usual plane-aviso scenario. Collot and Cornu do not expand on this possibility.
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Lot Number: 455

(South Africa) Acceptance of mail from the Royal Train for the F/F RANA from Southern Rhodesia to Nyasaland, bs 'Blantyre 9 Mar 34 3pm' and 'Limbe 9 Mar 34 4.30pm', Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked  4d x2,  1/2d South Africa stamps, canc two fine strikes black oval crown over bilingual 'Royal Tour HRH Prince George/6-II 34/South Africa" postmark, blue/white airmail etiquette tied by violet two line "All The Way/First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £175.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Acceptance of mail from the Royal Train for the F/F RANA from Southern Rhodesia to Nyasaland, bs 'Blantyre 9 Mar 34 3pm' and 'Limbe 9 Mar 34 4.30pm', Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked 4d x2, 1/2d South Africa stamps, canc two fine strikes black oval crown over bilingual 'Royal Tour HRH Prince George/6-II 34/South Africa" postmark, blue/white airmail etiquette tied by violet two line "All The Way/First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 456

(South Africa) First acceptance of mail from South Africa for carriage on the RANA F/F from Salisbury (Southern Rhodesia) to Blantyre ( Nyasaland), Cape Town to Limbe bs 9/3, via 'Blantyre9/3, plain cover franked South Africa 4d & 1d, canc Houses of Parliament Cape Town 6th March 1934, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, violet two line "First Flight Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. Scarce item in pristine condition. Ex Hanman Gold Medal Collection.

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Date: 1934, Mar 8
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), Cape Town to Limbe bs 9/3, via 'Blantyre9/3, plain cover franked South Africa 4d & 1d, canc Houses of Parliament Cape Town 6th March 1934, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, violet two line "First Flight Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. Scarce item in pristine condition. Ex Hanman Gold Medal Collection.
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Lot Number: 397

(Nyasaland) First acceptance for England for carriage on the The Nyasaland Feeder Service F/F Blantyre to Salisbury, black framed three line official cachet printed by the Blantyre Publishing Company, correctly rated 1/- for England,  RANA/IAW.

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Date: 1934, Mar 2
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First acceptance for England for carriage on the The Nyasaland Feeder Service F/F Blantyre to Salisbury, black framed three line official cachet printed by the Blantyre Publishing Company, correctly rated 1/- for England, RANA/IAW.
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Lot Number: 392

(Nyasaland) First acceptance of mail from Nyasaland for Sudan, Fort Jameson to Omdurman, b/s, via Zombie 22/1 and Salisbury 27/1 and Khartoum 10/2, for carriage on Imperial Airways, F/F Salisbury to London, mourning cover franked 10d, violet one line "First Official Air Mail" flight cachet. Sent by rail to Salisbury via Beira, then onward transmission was delayed by a crash of the City of Delhi at Broken Hill and, on recovery, departed from Broken Hill on 6/2 together with mail from the second service from Cape Town (AN48) which had caught up. See Wingent p18. Scarce item with lots of history.

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Date: 1932, Jan 23
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First acceptance of mail from Nyasaland for Sudan, Fort Jameson to Omdurman, b/s, via Zombie 22/1 and Salisbury 27/1 and Khartoum 10/2, for carriage on Imperial Airways, F/F Salisbury to London, mourning cover franked 10d, violet one line "First Official Air Mail" flight cachet. Sent by rail to Salisbury via Beira, then onward transmission was delayed by a crash of the City of Delhi at Broken Hill and, on recovery, departed from Broken Hill on 6/2 together with mail from the second service from Cape Town (AN48) which had caught up. See Wingent p18. Scarce item with lots of history.
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Lot Number: 390

(Northern Rhodesia) Northern Rhodesia acceptance for Australia, Mpika to Lombok Island,NEI,  bs 20/12,  via Cairo 10/12, carried on F/F IAW extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, franked 1/6d, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas cover. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Dec 4
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: Northern Rhodesia acceptance for Australia, Mpika to Lombok Island,NEI, bs 20/12, via Cairo 10/12, carried on F/F IAW extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, franked 1/6d, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas cover. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 341

(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: 340

(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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