Lot Number: 58
Description: Worldwide, 32 first flights (1930-1948), great postmarks and cachets, good to fine, including 1930 Condor Brazil-Europe, Guatemala Jalapa-Guatemala City, Cuba Santiago de Cuba-Havana, 1932 Varig Bage-Livramento, Cuba Manzanillo-Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba-Havana, 1934 Post Jager Batavia-Amsterdam, 1935 Salisbury-Bulawayo, Cuba Havana-Miami, Guam-San Francisco, San Francisco-Manila, Havana-Miami, 1937 Auckland-San Francisco, 1936 Amsterdam-Liverpool, Amsterdam-Doncaster, London-Copenhagen, 1940 Brussels-Irumu, Congo, San Francisco-New Zealand, 1941 Bathurst-Belem, Leopoldville-Bathurst, Singapore-San Francisco, Suva-Canton And many others. Good lot no duplication. Images.
Lot Number: 137
|Date: 1923, Feb 5|
Description: Early airmail, Brussels to Paris, bs 5/2, plain cover franked 1F20, ms 'France/Par Avion', black framed 'Par Avion/Per Vliegtuig' hs. .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.
Lot Number: 149
|Date: 1935, Oct 1|
Description: Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.
Lot Number: 155
|Date: 1938, Feb 18|
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
|Date: 1938, Nov 2|
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.