Lot Number: 130

(Bechuanaland) First acceptance of mail for Malaya from Bechuanaland for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways Rangoon-Singapore extension, Lobatsi to Alor Star, 21/12, via Cairo, blue/orange/cream Robertson cover franked 1912 Bechuanaland Protectorate opt on GB 1/- and 1933 Bechuanaland 1/-, canc Lobatsi 1 Dec 33 cds, large blue straight line "By Imperial Airways Only" hs. Carried by IAW AN144 from Cape own to Cairo, and IAW IE 246 from Cairo-Singapore. Some rear flap damage, not visible from front, see scan. A truly RARE item.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: First acceptance of mail for Malaya from Bechuanaland for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways Rangoon-Singapore extension, Lobatsi to Alor Star, 21/12, via Cairo, blue/orange/cream Robertson cover franked 1912 Bechuanaland Protectorate opt on GB 1/- and 1933 Bechuanaland 1/-, canc Lobatsi 1 Dec 33 cds, large blue straight line "By Imperial Airways Only" hs. Carried by IAW AN144 from Cape own to Cairo, and IAW IE 246 from Cairo-Singapore. Some rear flap damage, not visible from front, see scan. A truly RARE item.

Lot Number: 155

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for French Sudan, Brussels to Mopti, bs 22/2, for carriage on the Air Afrique  F/F Alger-Gao-Bamako, reg (label) cover franked 6F50, black six line flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette.       Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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Date: 1938, Feb 18
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for French Sudan, Brussels to Mopti, bs 22/2, for carriage on the Air Afrique F/F Alger-Gao-Bamako, reg (label) cover franked 6F50, black six line flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

Lot Number: 156

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for French Congo, Brussels to Brazzaville, bs 6/11, for carriage on the Air Afrique  F/F Alger-Gao-Zinder-Bangui-Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover franked 3F35, red triangular flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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Date: 1938, Nov 2
Est. price: £10.00 £8.50
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for French Congo, Brussels to Brazzaville, bs 6/11, for carriage on the Air Afrique F/F Alger-Gao-Zinder-Bangui-Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover franked 3F35, red triangular flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

Lot Number: 223

(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 Cali, bs 3/1/1927, via Barranquilla  'Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' cds on front and Manizales black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/30/12/1926 cds verso. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette. Few tone spots right hand edge.

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Date: 1926, Dec 6
Est. price: £65.00 £55.25
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 Cali, bs 3/1/1927, via Barranquilla 'Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' cds on front and Manizales black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/30/12/1926 cds verso. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette. Few tone spots right hand edge.

Lot Number: 229

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to McGill University, franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, May 08
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: GB External

Description: St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to McGill University, franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Lot Number: 233

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for New Zealand, for carriage on Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Christchurch, bs 28/1 (only a few items were bs, see Walker), via Sydney 21/132, ANA grey blue/green 'Holly' Xmas Greetings cover, correctly rated 1/4, canc London 17/12, Australian National Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1932, Jan 7
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for New Zealand, for carriage on Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Christchurch, bs 28/1 (only a few items were bs, see Walker), via Sydney 21/132, ANA grey blue/green 'Holly' Xmas Greetings cover, correctly rated 1/4, canc London 17/12, Australian National Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Lot Number: 408

(Netherlands) Aeropostale, Netherlands acceptance for Argentina, registered airmail envelope with typed Aeropostale marking postmarked The Hague February 25, 1931 to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s March 9th. Franking include 2 copies of airmail stamp Scott C5.

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Date: 1931, Feb 26
Est. price: £10.00 £8.50
Category: Netherlands

Description: Aeropostale, Netherlands acceptance for Argentina, registered airmail envelope with typed Aeropostale marking postmarked The Hague February 25, 1931 to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s March 9th. Franking include 2 copies of airmail stamp Scott C5.

Lot Number: 414

(Netherlands ) Netherlands acceptance for Imperial Airways London to New York, bs  6/8, plain cover franked 37 1/2c, canc Gravenhage cds, typed First British Flight to New York.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £45.00 £38.25
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Imperial Airways London to New York, bs 6/8, plain cover franked 37 1/2c, canc Gravenhage cds, typed First British Flight to New York.

Lot Number: 429

(New Zealand) First acceptance of airmail for Morocco, bs Ville-Nouvelle 17/4 for carriage on the F/F Dunedin to Palmerston North, bs 16/3, brown/cream souvenir cover depicting DH flying over Maori totem, franked 3d air + 1 1/2d. Uncommon destination..

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Date: 1936, Mar 16
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: New Zealand

Description: First acceptance of airmail for Morocco, bs Ville-Nouvelle 17/4 for carriage on the F/F Dunedin to Palmerston North, bs 16/3, brown/cream souvenir cover depicting DH flying over Maori totem, franked 3d air + 1 1/2d. Uncommon destination..

Lot Number: 482

(Portuguese Guinea) Scarce first acceptance of Belgian mail for Portuguese Guinea, carried from Frankfurt-Bathurst , bs 9/6, on the German South America service, then by Elders Colonial Airways on the Bathurst-Conakry-Bolama-Bissau-Freetown service. Registered (label) cover franked 5F air + 1.75F, canc Leuven cds, fine strike magenta "Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika" cachet. The Elder's service began on 24/6/38, but proved to be uneconomic and was withdrawn on 15/7/39, see Stroud p561. Listed in Jennekins and Godinas, 1970.

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Date: 1939, Jun 7
Est. price: £65.00 £55.25
Category: Portuguese Guinea

Description: Scarce first acceptance of Belgian mail for Portuguese Guinea, carried from Frankfurt-Bathurst , bs 9/6, on the German South America service, then by Elders Colonial Airways on the Bathurst-Conakry-Bolama-Bissau-Freetown service. Registered (label) cover franked 5F air + 1.75F, canc Leuven cds, fine strike magenta "Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika" cachet. The Elder's service began on 24/6/38, but proved to be uneconomic and was withdrawn on 15/7/39, see Stroud p561. Listed in Jennekins and Godinas, 1970.

Lot Number: 504

(Ship to Shore) German North Atlantic Catapult Flight, Liechtenstein acceptance for the Europa to New York service, plain cover franked 1933 Liechtenstein Golden Eagle 10 and 20c, canc Triesenberg 24.VIII.35, red 'Deutscher Schleuderflug/8.9.35/D Europa-New York' flight confirmation cachet. Typed 'vom Damfer Bremen 24.8.35 - missed this flight and carried on the next W-E service. Only 19 flown, cat 1000USD, Graue and Leder. Rare item in fine condition.

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Date: 1935, Sep 8
Est. price: £225.00 £191.25
Category: Ship to Shore

Description: German North Atlantic Catapult Flight, Liechtenstein acceptance for the Europa to New York service, plain cover franked 1933 Liechtenstein Golden Eagle 10 and 20c, canc Triesenberg 24.VIII.35, red 'Deutscher Schleuderflug/8.9.35/D Europa-New York' flight confirmation cachet. Typed 'vom Damfer Bremen 24.8.35 - missed this flight and carried on the next W-E service. Only 19 flown, cat 1000USD, Graue and Leder. Rare item in fine condition.