Lot Number: 717

(Ephemera) The first Hermes IV r(G-AKFP) registered which entered service with BOAC on 6 August 1950 and was used for London Heathrow to Accra via Tripoli, Kano and Lagos, and routes to South Africa. Ex Flight photo library 6"x 4" .

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

Description: The first Hermes IV r(G-AKFP) registered which entered service with BOAC on 6 August 1950 and was used for London Heathrow to Accra via Tripoli, Kano and Lagos, and routes to South Africa. Ex Flight photo library 6"x 4" .
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Lot Number: 736

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, original B&W photocard showing luxurious interior of the lying boat Scylla, unused.
Imperial Airways used the Scylla for scheduled flights from London to Paris and other European cities. Two aircraft were built, Scylla (G-ACJJ) and Syrinx (G-ACJK). Both served with the airline until its merger into BOAC in 1939 and both were taken out of service the following year.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, original B&W photocard showing luxurious interior of the lying boat Scylla, unused. Imperial Airways used the Scylla for scheduled flights from London to Paris and other European cities. Two aircraft were built, Scylla (G-ACJJ) and Syrinx (G-ACJK). Both served with the airline until its merger into BOAC in 1939 and both were taken out of service the following year.
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Lot Number: 749

(Ephemera) BOAC original sheet from the Working Timetables Manual reissued by the Central Planning Manager in connection with specified changes on the BOAC/EAA London to Nairobi service. one page A4. Mounted on album leaf. See scan.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BOAC original sheet from the Working Timetables Manual reissued by the Central Planning Manager in connection with specified changes on the BOAC/EAA London to Nairobi service. one page A4. Mounted on album leaf. See scan.
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Lot Number: 716

(Ephemera) The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).
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Lot Number: 702

(Ephemera) BOAC Comet 1, reg G-ALZK, in flight, original BOAC photograph, 20x25cm..
This, the second prototype, was registered in July 1950 and it was used by the BOAC Comet Unit at Hurn from April 1951 to carry out 500 flying hours of crew training and route proving.

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

Description: BOAC Comet 1, reg G-ALZK, in flight, original BOAC photograph, 20x25cm.. This, the second prototype, was registered in July 1950 and it was used by the BOAC Comet Unit at Hurn from April 1951 to carry out 500 flying hours of crew training and route proving.
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Lot Number: 700

(Ephemera) 'Aurora' VT-AEG and 'Astraea', Imperial Airways Atlanta class planes enterng the hangar, original BOAC B&W photo, 14x9cm.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: 'Aurora' VT-AEG and 'Astraea', Imperial Airways Atlanta class planes enterng the hangar, original BOAC B&W photo, 14x9cm.
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Lot Number: 762

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, rare baggage label, c1939, black/yellow, 12x13cm, issued for the Atlantic Route. One of the last labels issued by Imperial Airways before it became part of BOAC on the outbreak of WW II, on September 3, 1939.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, rare baggage label, c1939, black/yellow, 12x13cm, issued for the Atlantic Route. One of the last labels issued by Imperial Airways before it became part of BOAC on the outbreak of WW II, on September 3, 1939.
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Lot Number: 568

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.

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Date: Sep 30
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.
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Lot Number: 577

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to UK, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, Singapore cds, black 'Passed For Transmission Singapore 14' triangular censor mark, small flap tear and minor top edge damage, see scan.

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Date: 1940, Sep 7
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to UK, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, Singapore cds, black 'Passed For Transmission Singapore 14' triangular censor mark, small flap tear and minor top edge damage, see scan.
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Lot Number: 579

(Singapore) Singapore to London, WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for postage by the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', fine strike violet triangular 'Passed For Transmission.Singapore censor mark No.5'

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Date: 1940, Nov 26
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to London, WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for postage by the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', fine strike violet triangular 'Passed For Transmission.Singapore censor mark No.5'
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Lot Number: 576

(Singapore) Last BOAC flight before transfer of  the direct Singapore-Cairo-Southampton route to the Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton (Horseshoe) route, WWII censored cover, Singapore to England, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c  canc double ring 'Singapore/A', red circular 'Passed by RAF Censor No 84'. Minor top edge damage verso - see scan.

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Date: 1940, Apr 23
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Last BOAC flight before transfer of the direct Singapore-Cairo-Southampton route to the Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton (Horseshoe) route, WWII censored cover, Singapore to England, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c canc double ring 'Singapore/A', red circular 'Passed by RAF Censor No 84'. Minor top edge damage verso - see scan.
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Lot Number: 575

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.

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Date: 1940, Feb 13
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.
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Lot Number: 574

(Singapore) Early WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Penang-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, canc double ring Singapore G/ 16 De 1939 cds, black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  Sender's name and address has been excised neatly from flap.

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Date: 1939, Dec 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Early WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Penang-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, canc double ring Singapore G/ 16 De 1939 cds, black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, Sender's name and address has been excised neatly from flap.
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Lot Number: 578

(Singapore) 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, Singapore to Scotland by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail etiquette cover franked $2 canc 'Field Post Office/Singapore/501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/3' censor mark., ms 'By Clipper/Throughout'.  Carried BOAC to Hong Kong via Bangkok, Pan Am across the Pacific, US domestic airline across US, Pan Am across the Atlantic, then KLM from Lisbon- London (Jul - Oct 1940 service). Likely 40c underpaid for carriage on this service (see Boyle p815). Minor top edge damage, see scan.

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Date: 1940, Oct 25
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Singapore

Description: 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, Singapore to Scotland by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail etiquette cover franked $2 canc 'Field Post Office/Singapore/501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/3' censor mark., ms 'By Clipper/Throughout'. Carried BOAC to Hong Kong via Bangkok, Pan Am across the Pacific, US domestic airline across US, Pan Am across the Atlantic, then KLM from Lisbon- London (Jul - Oct 1940 service). Likely 40c underpaid for carriage on this service (see Boyle p815). Minor top edge damage, see scan.
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Lot Number: 556

(Recovered Interrupted Mail) Crash of BOAC Boeing 707 at Heathrow, en route from London to Australia, plain cover franked 8d, canc Sheffield cds, some lh edge charring verso. Also included is the original typewritten note, in fine condition, sent from the Postmaster-General's Department, Sydney which says "The attached article was salvaged from the aircraft which crashd at London Heathrow airport on 8th April, 1969". Ni680408d. Exhibit item.

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Date: 1968, Apr 8
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Crash of BOAC Boeing 707 at Heathrow, en route from London to Australia, plain cover franked 8d, canc Sheffield cds, some lh edge charring verso. Also included is the original typewritten note, in fine condition, sent from the Postmaster-General's Department, Sydney which says "The attached article was salvaged from the aircraft which crashd at London Heathrow airport on 8th April, 1969". Ni680408d. Exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 554

(Recovered Interrupted Mail) BOAC COMET 1 G-ALYP crash near Elba, on a flight from Singapore to London, via Rome, buff printed commercial cover addressed to Avon Stamps, Lowestoft, England, stamp has been washed off but the residual postmark reads 'Alor' (Star)/'7 Jan' (1954), neat signed ms 'Stamps missing/when received at Lowestoft', verso a 'Found Open on Arrival' seal cancelled by two 'London F.S./27 JA  54' dr cds's, large violet 'BY AIR' x2 on front, and four very fine strikes (two front and two verso) of theType a red "DAMAGED BY SEAWATER/COMET MAIL" cachet, Ni 54010. A handsome example of a scarce item in exhibition condition.

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Date: 1954, Jan 10
Est. price: £350.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: BOAC COMET 1 G-ALYP crash near Elba, on a flight from Singapore to London, via Rome, buff printed commercial cover addressed to Avon Stamps, Lowestoft, England, stamp has been washed off but the residual postmark reads 'Alor' (Star)/'7 Jan' (1954), neat signed ms 'Stamps missing/when received at Lowestoft', verso a 'Found Open on Arrival' seal cancelled by two 'London F.S./27 JA 54' dr cds's, large violet 'BY AIR' x2 on front, and four very fine strikes (two front and two verso) of theType a red "DAMAGED BY SEAWATER/COMET MAIL" cachet, Ni 54010. A handsome example of a scarce item in exhibition condition.
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Lot Number: 555

(Recovered Interrupted Mail) BOAC Lockheed Constellation crash at Singapore, en route from Auckland, New zealand to England, imprint etiquette air letter, franked 8d, canc 11 Mr 54 cds, fine red boxed "Salvaged Mail/Aircraft Crash/Singapore 13.3.1954" cachet, Ni 540313aa.  A 200 word accident description accompanies this item.

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Date: 1954, Mar 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: BOAC Lockheed Constellation crash at Singapore, en route from Auckland, New zealand to England, imprint etiquette air letter, franked 8d, canc 11 Mr 54 cds, fine red boxed "Salvaged Mail/Aircraft Crash/Singapore 13.3.1954" cachet, Ni 540313aa. A 200 word accident description accompanies this item.
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Lot Number: 525

(New Zealand) 

Trans pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to London, no arrival ds, franked 10/- and 8/- Fiscal and 3d (3x 6/3d), etiquette, typed 'Transpacific Airmail', black/white NZ censor tape tied by violet "Passed By Censor NZ/34" censor mark. Triple rated correctly for  3x 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item.

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Date: 1940, Aug 28
Est. price: £450.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to London, no arrival ds, franked 10/- and 8/- Fiscal and 3d (3x 6/3d), etiquette, typed 'Transpacific Airmail', black/white NZ censor tape tied by violet "Passed By Censor NZ/34" censor mark. Triple rated correctly for 3x 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item.
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Lot Number: 521

(New Zealand) Auckland-London, carried on the inauguration of the regular trans-Tasman air service, by flying boat "Aotearoa" from Wellington to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, fine strike violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, souvenir 'Empire Air Service' with map of route and Union Jack plain cover franked 1/6d. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war. Mounted on album leaf with detailed explanatory text, see scan.

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Date: 1940, Apr 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland-London, carried on the inauguration of the regular trans-Tasman air service, by flying boat "Aotearoa" from Wellington to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, fine strike violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, souvenir 'Empire Air Service' with map of route and Union Jack plain cover franked 1/6d. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war. Mounted on album leaf with detailed explanatory text, see scan.
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Lot Number: 522

(New Zealand) Auckland-London, carried on the inaugural flight flying boat "Aotearoa" from Auckland to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, plain cover franked 1/7 1/2d, sealed NZ censor tape, tied by NZ censor mark. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war.

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Date: 1940, Apr 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland-London, carried on the inaugural flight flying boat "Aotearoa" from Auckland to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, plain cover franked 1/7 1/2d, sealed NZ censor tape, tied by NZ censor mark. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war.
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Lot Number: 523

(New Zealand) First Flight of theTrans-Pacific air all the way service from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to Surrey, franked 6/- Fiscal and 3d, violet framed "New Zealand-USA/Air Mail Service/New Caledonia, Canton Is and Hawaii", typed 'Per Trans Pacific Air Mail via USA', sealed black/white NZ censor tape and tied by circular violet "Passed By Censor NZ/35" censor mark. Correctly rated for 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London,  A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. Scarce WWII item.

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Date: 1940, Jul 18
Est. price: £250.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First Flight of theTrans-Pacific air all the way service from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to Surrey, franked 6/- Fiscal and 3d, violet framed "New Zealand-USA/Air Mail Service/New Caledonia, Canton Is and Hawaii", typed 'Per Trans Pacific Air Mail via USA', sealed black/white NZ censor tape and tied by circular violet "Passed By Censor NZ/35" censor mark. Correctly rated for 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London, A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. Scarce WWII item.
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Lot Number: 413

(India) Rare WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 27x12cm, franked 10R 8annas (KGVI 2R x5 + 8a), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks. Correctly franked 168 annas for inclusive x12 weight franking. .

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Date: 1941, Aug 5
Est. price: £120.00
Category: India

Description: Rare WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 27x12cm, franked 10R 8annas (KGVI 2R x5 + 8a), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks. Correctly franked 168 annas for inclusive x12 weight franking. .
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Lot Number: 414

(India) Scarce WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, franked  4R 6annas (KGVI 1R x4 + 6a), sealed red/white India OBC censor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks, red 'Written in English' hs. Correctly franked 70 annas for inclusive x5 weight franking.

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Date: 1941, Aug 15
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: Scarce WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, franked 4R 6annas (KGVI 1R x4 + 6a), sealed red/white India OBC censor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks, red 'Written in English' hs. Correctly franked 70 annas for inclusive x5 weight franking.
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Lot Number: 415

(India) Rare WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, franked  7R (KGVI  2Rx3 and 1R), black India triangular censor mark,large boxed violet 'Free/VRY 2' and red 'Written in English' hs's.  Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.

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Date: 1941, Nov 8
Est. price: £70.00
Category: India

Description: Rare WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, franked 7R (KGVI 2Rx3 and 1R), black India triangular censor mark,large boxed violet 'Free/VRY 2' and red 'Written in English' hs's. Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.
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Lot Number: 412

(India) World War II censored airmail flown all the way from India to London, commercial airmail etiquette cover with company's name printed on flap, franked 4R 5 1/2a3R 5 annas, canc Calcutta cds, typed 'India-Chungking-England', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape, India black crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated for carriage all the way by BOAC from Calcutta  to Rangoon , by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Chungking and Hong Kong, by Pan Am FAM14 to San Francisco, by US internal airline to New York, by Pan Am FAM19 to Lisbon, then by BOAC/KLM to London (see Boyle p795). A super WWI item carried on a route which only existed for five months from Dec 1940 to April 1941.

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Date: 1941, Jun 18
Est. price: £250.00
Category: India

Description: World War II censored airmail flown all the way from India to London, commercial airmail etiquette cover with company's name printed on flap, franked 4R 5 1/2a3R 5 annas, canc Calcutta cds, typed 'India-Chungking-England', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape, India black crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated for carriage all the way by BOAC from Calcutta to Rangoon , by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Chungking and Hong Kong, by Pan Am FAM14 to San Francisco, by US internal airline to New York, by Pan Am FAM19 to Lisbon, then by BOAC/KLM to London (see Boyle p795). A super WWI item carried on a route which only existed for five months from Dec 1940 to April 1941.
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Lot Number: 247

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

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Date: 1948, Mar 18
Est. price: £80.00
Category: GB External

Description: First BOAC post war service to Japan, London to Iwakuni, red Japan arrival chop on front, also 'AFPO #30/3 Ap 48 /RAAF Japan' arrival cds verso, attractive official black/blue BOAC Speedbird cover. This was also the last service using Poole. A possible test letter - the sender was the Public Relatons Director, BOAC, London W1, and it was addressed to the Station Superintendant, BOAC, Iwakuni, Japan,
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Lot Number: 248

(GB External) First BOAC Hermes London-Kenya service to call at Malta, 6d airway letter, canc Sutton Coldfield cds, Uplands, Kenya 5 Nov arrival cds on front, '50' year slug inverted. The Hermes was the first large passenger aircraft to be built in Britain after the end of WW2, was delivered to BOAC in 1950.

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Date: 1950, Nov 2
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First BOAC Hermes London-Kenya service to call at Malta, 6d airway letter, canc Sutton Coldfield cds, Uplands, Kenya 5 Nov arrival cds on front, '50' year slug inverted. The Hermes was the first large passenger aircraft to be built in Britain after the end of WW2, was delivered to BOAC in 1950.
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Lot Number: 238

(GB External) World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, cover embossed 'Stanley Gibbons/London' on flap, franked 1/3d, typed 'First British War Time/Service to Lisbon connecting/with the Pan American Airways/Trans-Atlantic Service', airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1940, May 31
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, cover embossed 'Stanley Gibbons/London' on flap, franked 1/3d, typed 'First British War Time/Service to Lisbon connecting/with the Pan American Airways/Trans-Atlantic Service', airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 58

(Australia) WWII airmail cover, Sydney to Johannesburg, carried over the horseshoe route (air to Durban) following the entry of Italy into the war, in June 1940, thus closing the Mediterranean Sea to BOAC aircraft flying the Empire Route. Imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sydney 5 Dec 1940, red/white Australian censor tape tied by violet 'Passed By Censor/S.750' censor mark.

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Date: 1940, Dec 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII airmail cover, Sydney to Johannesburg, carried over the horseshoe route (air to Durban) following the entry of Italy into the war, in June 1940, thus closing the Mediterranean Sea to BOAC aircraft flying the Empire Route. Imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sydney 5 Dec 1940, red/white Australian censor tape tied by violet 'Passed By Censor/S.750' censor mark.
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Lot Number: 59

(Australia) Highly franked wartime censored airmail  'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper Australia to England service, Townsville to London, rated for carriage via Bangkok and Hong Kong, imprint etiquette airmail cover, 22x10cm, franked 2/- x6 and 5d x2 (12/10d), typed 'Air All The Way' and ms 'Aus-NZ-UK', sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet diamond '2/Passed By/Censor' hs. Correctly franked 12/10d for a double rate two ocean clipper service to the UK,  by Qantas to Bangkok, BOAC to Hong Kong, Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM  to England. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An uncommon item.

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Date: 1941, Feb 18
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Highly franked wartime censored airmail 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper Australia to England service, Townsville to London, rated for carriage via Bangkok and Hong Kong, imprint etiquette airmail cover, 22x10cm, franked 2/- x6 and 5d x2 (12/10d), typed 'Air All The Way' and ms 'Aus-NZ-UK', sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet diamond '2/Passed By/Censor' hs. Correctly franked 12/10d for a double rate two ocean clipper service to the UK, by Qantas to Bangkok, BOAC to Hong Kong, Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to England. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An uncommon item.
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