Lot Number: 375

(Helicopter) SABENA first scheduled helicopter mail service, Brussels-Bonn, bs 5/10, plain cover franked 90cx2 canc special commemorative ds, red helicopter cachet.

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Date: 1953, Sep 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Helicopter

Description: SABENA first scheduled helicopter mail service, Brussels-Bonn, bs 5/10, plain cover franked 90cx2 canc special commemorative ds, red helicopter cachet.
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Lot Number: 374

(Helicopter) SABENA first scheduled helicopter mail service, Brussels-Maastricht, arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 90cx2 canc special commemorative ds, red helicopter cachet.

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Date: 1953, Aug 10
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Helicopter

Description: SABENA first scheduled helicopter mail service, Brussels-Maastricht, arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 90cx2 canc special commemorative ds, red helicopter cachet.
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Lot Number: 146

(France) Sarce first night flight, Paris to Brussels, airmail cover franked   2F25k

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Date: 1933, Jun 1
Est. price: £16.00
Category: France

Description: Sarce first night flight, Paris to Brussels, airmail cover franked 2F25k
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Lot Number: 90

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

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

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail from Belgium for USA for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways trans Atlantic service from London to New York, bs 6/8, official black/blue/grey souvenir cover franked 1930 2F x2, and 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 24 flown.
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Lot Number: 83

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

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

Description: Brussels to Broken Hill, bs 16/11, scarce Belgium acceptance for F/F Air France/Air Afrique/Regie Malgache Paris-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville and Madagascar, Van Reet airmail etiquette cover franked 4F05, canc Bruxelles 7/11 cds, red boxed "!ier Service Aerien/Francais Regulier/Europe-Congo-Madagascar" flight cachet. One of only c50 covers to catch the first flight. Due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian acceptances went by the second (ie the first Sabena) flight which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Repaired closed tear verso, hardly visible, see scan, Francis Field authentcation hs verso.
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Lot Number: 85

(Belgium) Phalene Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville, 6/11, and return, 12/11, to Awant-Dinant, commemorative 'Phalene' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green two line 'Phalene' cachet, and scarcer red toothed oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot Pierre Bradfer. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, Oct 20
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Phalene Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville, 6/11, and return, 12/11, to Awant-Dinant, commemorative 'Phalene' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green two line 'Phalene' cachet, and scarcer red toothed oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot Pierre Bradfer. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 84

(Belgium) Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville and return, 6/11, to Eghezee, commemorative 'Pelican' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green and purple cachets.

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Date: 1937, Oct 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville and return, 6/11, to Eghezee, commemorative 'Pelican' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green and purple cachets.
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Lot Number: 86

(Belgium) Federation de la Petite Aviation Belge, special flight Belgium-Congo, Brussels to Coquilhatville, souvenir card franked 3F30 Belgium stamps canc Brussels cds, and 3F30 Congo stamps canc Coquilhatville cds.

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Date: 1938, Feb 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Federation de la Petite Aviation Belge, special flight Belgium-Congo, Brussels to Coquilhatville, souvenir card franked 3F30 Belgium stamps canc Brussels cds, and 3F30 Congo stamps canc Coquilhatville cds.
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Lot Number: 91

(Belgium) First connection between the Sabena internal service to Usumbura, and the Kikwit-Tshikapa service, Brussels to Costermansville, bs 18/2, Van Reet printed souvenir cover franked 3F 25 + 35 verso.

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Date: 1940, Feb 08
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: First connection between the Sabena internal service to Usumbura, and the Kikwit-Tshikapa service, Brussels to Costermansville, bs 18/2, Van Reet printed souvenir cover franked 3F 25 + 35 verso.
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Lot Number: 82

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

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

Description: Uncommon Belgian acceptance fro Brazil, cover postmarked Brussels March 29, 1935 with transit b/s Paris March 30 and arrival b/s Porto Alegre (Brazil) April 7th. Blue bilingual Belgian airmail label. Nice clean cover.
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Lot Number: 87

(Belgium) Sabena, Brussels to Coquilhatville, 28/11 arrival ds on front and return Coquilhatville to Brussels, bs 30/11, souvenir cover commemorating the 100th flight Congo-Belgium, franked Belgian and Congo stamps, two flight cachets.

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Date: 1938, Nov 18
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena, Brussels to Coquilhatville, 28/11 arrival ds on front and return Coquilhatville to Brussels, bs 30/11, souvenir cover commemorating the 100th flight Congo-Belgium, franked Belgian and Congo stamps, two flight cachets.
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Lot Number: 80

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

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

Description: Imperial Airways, intended Belgium acceptance for Sudan for carriage on the first London-East Africa service, however this cover caught the second flight arriving Juba, 14/3, via Cairo 11/3, airmail cover franked 1930 2d air x2, 25c ordinary, canc Brussels cds, Imperial AW/Airways House/London hs verso.
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Lot Number: 78

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels service, red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 12F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.

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Date: 1946, Feb 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels service, red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 12F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.
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Lot Number: 75

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

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

Description: First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 165

(GB External) F/F London to Brussels, Handley Page Transport, 19 VII 1920 arrival ds on front, plain cover 4d (first flight reduced from 2s to 2d airmail fee) cancelled with Brixton machine cancellation of 18 Jul, ms 'Air Mail' in red, black '417' in circle (Brussels PO mark). Addressed to Fred Melville, the famous British philatelist. The first airmail service to Belgium,  Newall 420u. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, hardly detracts, see scan. A rare item with a great provenance. Included also is a B&W photo, 10x8cm, of a 'London to Brussels' mail bag being loaded aboard a Handley Page plane.

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Date: 1920, Jul 19
Est. price: £285.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Brussels, Handley Page Transport, 19 VII 1920 arrival ds on front, plain cover 4d (first flight reduced from 2s to 2d airmail fee) cancelled with Brixton machine cancellation of 18 Jul, ms 'Air Mail' in red, black '417' in circle (Brussels PO mark). Addressed to Fred Melville, the famous British philatelist. The first airmail service to Belgium, Newall 420u. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, hardly detracts, see scan. A rare item with a great provenance. Included also is a B&W photo, 10x8cm, of a 'London to Brussels' mail bag being loaded aboard a Handley Page plane.
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Lot Number: 608

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

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

Description: First acceptance for Syria from Belgium for carrage on the inaugural Air France Marseille-Tunis-Tripoli-Cairo-Damascus service, Brussels to Damascus, bs 11/2, Van Reet red/yellow/black horizontal stripe airmail cover, franked 2F air and 1.5F ordinary, typed 'Marseile-Tunis-Damascus'. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 161

(French Niger) First Austria acceptance for Niger, Vienna to Niamey, 25/2 arrival ds front and back, plain card carried on the first regular SABENA flight by the aircraft "Edmond Thieffrey" from Brussels to Leopoldville via Marseilles-Oran-Colomb Bechar-Reggan-Gao-Niamey-Zinder-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, franked Austria 1925 air 10g & 25g, red framed bilingual French/Flemish F/F cachet. Kohl 35.101 A4, only 22 flown. A superb item in fine condition. Ex Clowes.

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Date: 1935, Feb 21
Est. price: £65.00
Category: French Niger

Description: First Austria acceptance for Niger, Vienna to Niamey, 25/2 arrival ds front and back, plain card carried on the first regular SABENA flight by the aircraft "Edmond Thieffrey" from Brussels to Leopoldville via Marseilles-Oran-Colomb Bechar-Reggan-Gao-Niamey-Zinder-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, franked Austria 1925 air 10g & 25g, red framed bilingual French/Flemish F/F cachet. Kohl 35.101 A4, only 22 flown. A superb item in fine condition. Ex Clowes.
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