Lot Number: 673

(Ephemera) The London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, pigeongram flown on May 7th with the yellow cachet used on the first day of the exhibition. Also the cover which contained the pigeon pigeongram bearing the Apex cachet in violent violet which was used, presumably, to distinguish the cover from other Apex mail..

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Date: Great Britain Pigeon Post
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, pigeongram flown on May 7th with the yellow cachet used on the first day of the exhibition. Also the cover which contained the pigeon pigeongram bearing the Apex cachet in violent violet which was used, presumably, to distinguish the cover from other Apex mail..
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Lot Number: 695

(Ephemera) The London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, invitation card for the opening of the exhibition by the marquess of Londonderry, Secretary of State forAair on Monday the 7th of May 1934. It bears the Apex commemorative postmark and the yellow cache used on the first day of the exhibition.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, invitation card for the opening of the exhibition by the marquess of Londonderry, Secretary of State forAair on Monday the 7th of May 1934. It bears the Apex commemorative postmark and the yellow cache used on the first day of the exhibition.
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Lot Number: 680

(Ephemera) BEA Sikorski helicopter G-AKCU about to land to collect mail from a Royal Mail van parked in a rubbish dump at Kings Lyn, Norfolk, B&W newspaper picture mounted on card, 17x13cm. Also three cuttings from contemporary news papers, c200 words.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA Sikorski helicopter G-AKCU about to land to collect mail from a Royal Mail van parked in a rubbish dump at Kings Lyn, Norfolk, B&W newspaper picture mounted on card, 17x13cm. Also three cuttings from contemporary news papers, c200 words.
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Lot Number: 748

(Ephemera) BEA Timetable, Jan 1948, detailing services between Liverpool, Manchester, Liverpool and the Isle of Man, also fares, excess baggage rates, etc, 10pp, 14x8cm.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA Timetable, Jan 1948, detailing services between Liverpool, Manchester, Liverpool and the Isle of Man, also fares, excess baggage rates, etc, 10pp, 14x8cm.
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Lot Number: 710

(Ephemera) Manchester-Dublin-Belfast Air Mail Service, loading mail into BEA plane from a PO van, 1951, superb B&W photograph on PPC, unused.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Manchester-Dublin-Belfast Air Mail Service, loading mail into BEA plane from a PO van, 1951, superb B&W photograph on PPC, unused.
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Lot Number: 707

(Ephemera) First BEA helicopter mail flight 1/6/1948, mail being handed over to pilot Capt. J. Thielman in cockpit of Sikorski helicopter before take off at Westwood aerodrome, Peterborough. Original B&W photograph 14x11cm.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: First BEA helicopter mail flight 1/6/1948, mail being handed over to pilot Capt. J. Thielman in cockpit of Sikorski helicopter before take off at Westwood aerodrome, Peterborough. Original B&W photograph 14x11cm.
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Lot Number: 705

(Ephemera) DH Comet 106, BEAG-APMB, original photograph, 9x14cm,  published by the Real Photographs Co Ltdt, c1960. It was the very first jet aircraft to enter service with BEA which later went on to become the European division of British Airways.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: DH Comet 106, BEAG-APMB, original photograph, 9x14cm, published by the Real Photographs Co Ltdt, c1960. It was the very first jet aircraft to enter service with BEA which later went on to become the European division of British Airways.
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Lot Number: 741

(Ephemera) S.S.Bremen, beautiful original Nord Deutcher Lloyd company colour PPC, unused.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: S.S.Bremen, beautiful original Nord Deutcher Lloyd company colour PPC, unused.
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Lot Number: 684

(Ephemera) Justice for Hungary Flight, 1931, souvenir PPC bearing B&W photos and original signatures of each of the pilots - George Endresz and Alexander Wilczek. Scarce item.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Justice for Hungary Flight, 1931, souvenir PPC bearing B&W photos and original signatures of each of the pilots - George Endresz and Alexander Wilczek. Scarce item.
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Lot Number: 625

(United States) Pan Am FAM 18 F/F Southern Transatlantic Route, New York- Marseilles, bs 22/5, beautiful souvenir Crosby cover with black embossed eagle over shield and photo of 'Yankee Clipper' at mooring.

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Date: 1939, May 20
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: Pan Am FAM 18 F/F Southern Transatlantic Route, New York- Marseilles, bs 22/5, beautiful souvenir Crosby cover with black embossed eagle over shield and photo of 'Yankee Clipper' at mooring.
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Lot Number: 623

(United States) Red/white/blue airmail cover with beautiful engraving of clipper flying over Hawaii en route to San Francisco, posted on board USS Arizona and  franked 20c tied by USS Arizona machine cancel. The USS Arizona was a US navy battleship sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The wreck still lies at the bottom of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, dedicated on 30 May 1962 to all those who died during the attack, straddles the ship's hull.

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Date: 1938, Mar 14
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: Red/white/blue airmail cover with beautiful engraving of clipper flying over Hawaii en route to San Francisco, posted on board USS Arizona and franked 20c tied by USS Arizona machine cancel. The USS Arizona was a US navy battleship sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The wreck still lies at the bottom of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, dedicated on 30 May 1962 to all those who died during the attack, straddles the ship's hull.
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Lot Number: 256

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting the first Chinese air mail, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, bearing carmine vignette and yellow Apex cachet, sent by air to Iraq.

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Date: 1934, May 7
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting the first Chinese air mail, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, bearing carmine vignette and yellow Apex cachet, sent by air to Iraq.
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Lot Number: 294

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet oval receiving cachet applied at Glasgow..  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet oval receiving cachet applied at Glasgow.. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.
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Lot Number: 298

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet receiving cachet applied in Belfast.  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet receiving cachet applied in Belfast. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.
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Lot Number: 297

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 296

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied in Belfast.  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied in Belfast. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 344

(GB Internal) First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965.

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Date: 1965, Apr 6
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965.
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Lot Number: 263

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing blue 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black , red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

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Date: 1934, Jun 6
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing blue 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black , red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.
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Lot Number: 264

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

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Date: 1934, Jun 6
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.
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Lot Number: 343

(GB Internal) Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Belfast to Liverpool,  POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in blue.

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Date: 1964, Dec 2
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Belfast to Liverpool, POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in blue.
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Lot Number: 293

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Services/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Services/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 295

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices,  and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 331

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Glasgow to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

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Date: 1947, Sep 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Glasgow to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.
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Lot Number: 329

(GB Internal) First day use permanent boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, the Scilly Isles to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 2 Jne 1947 cds on arrival, tied  by red framed 'Letter by BEA/Paid' and the fee of 4d in ms. A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1947, Jun 2
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First day use permanent boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, the Scilly Isles to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 2 Jne 1947 cds on arrival, tied by red framed 'Letter by BEA/Paid' and the fee of 4d in ms. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 327

(GB Internal) Earliest recorded use of the temporary boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d tied by  black boxed ''8 MAR Paid/Scillies/T' hand stamp, also Penzance 8 Mch 1947 machine cancellation applied on arrival.  A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1947, Mar 08
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Earliest recorded use of the temporary boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d tied by black boxed ''8 MAR Paid/Scillies/T' hand stamp, also Penzance 8 Mch 1947 machine cancellation applied on arrival. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 342

(GB Internal) BEA, temporary transfer of London mail to Edinburgh to East Fortune, airway letter franked 3d, canc North Berwick/5 Apr 1961/East Lothian, POA, also 11d air letter stamp with 'Apr 6/Edinburgh' hs, addressedE.V.Dolby, c/o BEA, so likely to be a test letter.

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Date: 1961, Apr 5
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA, temporary transfer of London mail to Edinburgh to East Fortune, airway letter franked 3d, canc North Berwick/5 Apr 1961/East Lothian, POA, also 11d air letter stamp with 'Apr 6/Edinburgh' hs, addressedE.V.Dolby, c/o BEA, so likely to be a test letter.
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Lot Number: 336

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, BEA official souvenir cover.

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, BEA official souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 337

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 334

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Beccles to Peterborough, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Beccles to Peterborough, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 339

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

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Date: 1948, Sep 25
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA Helicopter Mails, souvenir cover from Peterborough to Norwich, franked 2 1/2d flown on the LAST DAY of the Experimental service.
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Lot Number: 271

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.
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Lot Number: 262

(GB Internal) Orkneys to Huddersfield, no arrival ds, flown from Kirkwall to inverness by Highland Airways, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. canc Kirkwall 5 Jul 24, Also a picture (not photo) of Capt Fresson and a small card bearing his signature. Nice item, see scan.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Orkneys to Huddersfield, no arrival ds, flown from Kirkwall to inverness by Highland Airways, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. canc Kirkwall 5 Jul 24, Also a picture (not photo) of Capt Fresson and a small card bearing his signature. Nice item, see scan.
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Lot Number: 282

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, also three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, also three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43
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Lot Number: 283

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Wick to Inverness, three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways F/F Wick to Inverness, three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43
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Lot Number: 260

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 261

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 335

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 346

(GB Internal) Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed  'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.

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Date: 1966, Jul 5
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed 'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.
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Lot Number: 340

(GB Internal) BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, Edinburgh to London, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Kensington 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival,  typed 'Airway Letter Service', ms 'Via Notholt Airport', verso three line "BEA/1 Feb 1950/Edinburgh, 1 (ms) 5d." Last flight before the introduction of air letter stamps. Scarce.

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Date: 1950, Feb 01
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, Edinburgh to London, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Kensington 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival, typed 'Airway Letter Service', ms 'Via Notholt Airport', verso three line "BEA/1 Feb 1950/Edinburgh, 1 (ms) 5d." Last flight before the introduction of air letter stamps. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 338

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

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Date: 1948, Jun 14
Est. price: £115.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page). So this item might well be only the second outgoing cover ever reported..
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Lot Number: 330

(GB Internal) First day use permanent boxed paid cachet when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 2 Jne 1947 machine cancelSt Mary's/2 JU 47/Isles of Scilly, tied  red boxed 'Letter by BEA/Paid (ms) 4d" cachet applied on arrival. A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1947, Jun 02
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First day use permanent boxed paid cachet when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 2 Jne 1947 machine cancelSt Mary's/2 JU 47/Isles of Scilly, tied red boxed 'Letter by BEA/Paid (ms) 4d" cachet applied on arrival. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 333

(GB Internal) BEA All-Up service, Stornoway to Inverness and on to West Calder, Midlothian, 17/2 arrival ds on front, Wotherspoon cover franked 2 1/2d, black two line "First Flight/Stornoway-Inverness/16-2-48" flight cachet.  Believed only 25 flown.

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Date: 1948, Feb 16
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA All-Up service, Stornoway to Inverness and on to West Calder, Midlothian, 17/2 arrival ds on front, Wotherspoon cover franked 2 1/2d, black two line "First Flight/Stornoway-Inverness/16-2-48" flight cachet. Believed only 25 flown.
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Lot Number: 332

(GB Internal) BEA All-Up service, Inverness to Stornoway, bs 16/2, Wotherspoon cover franked 2 1/2d, black two line "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16-2-48" flight cachet.  Believed only 25 flown.

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Date: 1948, Feb 16
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA All-Up service, Inverness to Stornoway, bs 16/2, Wotherspoon cover franked 2 1/2d, black two line "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16-2-48" flight cachet. Believed only 25 flown.
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Lot Number: 326

(GB Internal) Rare first mail carried by BEA on their new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A super item in fine condition.

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Date: 1947, Feb 09
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare first mail carried by BEA on their new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A super item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 245

(GB External) Emergency Air Mail cachet, England to Jamaica, Birmingham to Liguania, bs 1612 via New York 1312 and Kingston 1612, World War II uncensored registered (label) cover franked 2/- tied by Birmingham oval registered cancellation, date unclear, bears fine strike off the Birmingham emergency violet framed 'Air Mail' cachet which was used  by the B'ham head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.

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Date: 1943, Dec 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Emergency Air Mail cachet, England to Jamaica, Birmingham to Liguania, bs 1612 via New York 1312 and Kingston 1612, World War II uncensored registered (label) cover franked 2/- tied by Birmingham oval registered cancellation, date unclear, bears fine strike off the Birmingham emergency violet framed 'Air Mail' cachet which was used by the B'ham head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.
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Lot Number: 151

(France) Calais, French rocket flight, bears 15c stamps which are not postmarked, but cancelled"Experience Interrompue/par ordre du Ministere/de l'Interieur"plain cover, also blue flight cachet and red three line 'Cachet de Controle' cachet. Unflown because they were officially forbidden to do so.  Signed by Karl Roberti.

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Date: 1935, Sep 13
Est. price: £65.00
Category: France

Description: Calais, French rocket flight, bears 15c stamps which are not postmarked, but cancelled"Experience Interrompue/par ordre du Ministere/de l'Interieur"plain cover, also blue flight cachet and red three line 'Cachet de Controle' cachet. Unflown because they were officially forbidden to do so. Signed by Karl Roberti.
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Lot Number: 131

(Czechoslovakia) Scarce BSAA eastbound airmail, Prague to Santiago, bs 28/6, airmail cover franked 11.50Kc, verso bilingual hs "Dodging miitary service is deserting one's country". The transit time could only have been achieved by a joint BEA/BSAA service the BSAA flight leaving London on Wednesday 25th.

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Date: 1947, Jun 19
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Czechoslovakia

Description: Scarce BSAA eastbound airmail, Prague to Santiago, bs 28/6, airmail cover franked 11.50Kc, verso bilingual hs "Dodging miitary service is deserting one's country". The transit time could only have been achieved by a joint BEA/BSAA service the BSAA flight leaving London on Wednesday 25th.
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Lot Number: 68

(Austria) Vienna to Berlin acceleration by air, airmail etiquette PC franked 32g, bearing "Wegen rascherer Beforderungsmoglichkeit im Bahnweg abgeleitet/Pour accelerer le transport expedie par voie ferree"

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Date: 1937, Feb 4
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Austria

Description: Vienna to Berlin acceleration by air, airmail etiquette PC franked 32g, bearing "Wegen rascherer Beforderungsmoglichkeit im Bahnweg abgeleitet/Pour accelerer le transport expedie par voie ferree"
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Lot Number: 66

(Australia) Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

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Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.
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Lot Number: 45

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, Darwin to Adelaide, bs 11/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air + 2d ordinary, not postmarked but the stamps bear ms "Posted in/Darwin to Adelaide/Air Mail/Wallet Bag". The envelope has a closed corner tear which has damage the bottom LH corner of the 2d stamp. . We believe this cover was given to one of the two pilots in Darwin prior to the final flight (this is reinforced by the fold in the middle of the cover with putting it into the pilots flying jacket pocket). A short lived air service - only eight return flights were carried out - so scarce for this reason. However the true rarity is the ms cancellation. One for the exhibit.

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Date: 1935, Oct 11
Est. price: £165.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australian Transcontinental Airways, Darwin to Adelaide, bs 11/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air + 2d ordinary, not postmarked but the stamps bear ms "Posted in/Darwin to Adelaide/Air Mail/Wallet Bag". The envelope has a closed corner tear which has damage the bottom LH corner of the 2d stamp. . We believe this cover was given to one of the two pilots in Darwin prior to the final flight (this is reinforced by the fold in the middle of the cover with putting it into the pilots flying jacket pocket). A short lived air service - only eight return flights were carried out - so scarce for this reason. However the true rarity is the ms cancellation. One for the exhibit.
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