Lot Number: 655

(Ephemera) Belgium, attractive unused blue/white souvenir cover of the first regular flight from Brussels to Leopoldville,  24x11 cm, listing P. Cocquyt, Chief Pilot;  J. Schoonbroodt, 2nd pilot; and F. Maupertuis, Radio Mechanic. A rare item in fine condition

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Belgium, attractive unused blue/white souvenir cover of the first regular flight from Brussels to Leopoldville, 24x11 cm, listing P. Cocquyt, Chief Pilot; J. Schoonbroodt, 2nd pilot; and F. Maupertuis, Radio Mechanic. A rare item in fine condition
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Lot Number: 449

(Kenya) Kisumu to Brussels, no arrival ds, carried on F/F Mwanza to London, official map cover with imprint etiquette franked 70c, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Kisumu to Brussels, no arrival ds, carried on F/F Mwanza to London, official map cover with imprint etiquette franked 70c, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 240

(GB External) Early Imperial Airways, London to Brussels, PC correctly franked 1 1/2d postage and 2d air fee, canc Liverpool cds, blue green/black etiquette, ms  'London-Brussels, Imperial Airways entered the European network on 1/5/1924. PC's are scarcer. Image.

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Date: 1924, Nov 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Early Imperial Airways, London to Brussels, PC correctly franked 1 1/2d postage and 2d air fee, canc Liverpool cds, blue green/black etiquette, ms 'London-Brussels, Imperial Airways entered the European network on 1/5/1924. PC's are scarcer. Image.
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Lot Number: 130

(Belgium) F/F Brussels-Tunis-Damascus,  bs  Damascus 11/2, Van Reet tricolour cover franked 3F50. Uncommon

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Date: 1939, Feb 9
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels-Tunis-Damascus, bs Damascus 11/2, Van Reet tricolour cover franked 3F50. Uncommon
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Lot Number: 132

(Belgium) First connection between the Sabena internal service to Usumbura, and the Kikwit-Tshikapa service, Brussels to Costermansville, bs 18/2, black three line flight cachet '1e Courrier Aerien Belgi-/que Costermansville/Sabena', Van Reet printed souvenir cover franked 3F + 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, black three line flight cachet '1e Courrier Aerien Belgi-/que Costermansville/Sabena', Van Reet printed souvenir cover franked 3F + 35 verso.
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Lot Number: 134

(Belgium) Sabena, Brussels to Leopoldville, 25/2,  in 25 hours, carried on the first direct flight via Lagos, and return Leo 27/2-Brussels 28/1. Attractive printed souvenir cover, franked Belgium and Congo stamps, both correctly postmarked and outward and return flight cachets on front.

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Date: 1946, Feb 24
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena, Brussels to Leopoldville, 25/2, in 25 hours, carried on the first direct flight via Lagos, and return Leo 27/2-Brussels 28/1. Attractive printed souvenir cover, franked Belgium and Congo stamps, both correctly postmarked and outward and return flight cachets on front.
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Lot Number: 127

(Belgium) Brussels to Elisabethville, 12/11, via Marseilles 1/11,  carried on the first accelerated Sabena Brussels to Elisabethville service via the NEW (via Stanleyville) schedule, registered (label) red/yellow/black stripe airmail cover franked 5F50, type "Via Air Afrique/Bruxelles-Paris-Alger-Elisabethville". Intended for 1st Air Afrique flight, but this was deferred for several weeks. So carried on the second Sabena flight. A nice historical item and one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1936, Oct 31
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Elisabethville, 12/11, via Marseilles 1/11, carried on the first accelerated Sabena Brussels to Elisabethville service via the NEW (via Stanleyville) schedule, registered (label) red/yellow/black stripe airmail cover franked 5F50, type "Via Air Afrique/Bruxelles-Paris-Alger-Elisabethville". Intended for 1st Air Afrique flight, but this was deferred for several weeks. So carried on the second Sabena flight. A nice historical item and one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 124

(Belgium) Raid Rubin record flight in DH Comet by Waller & Franchome, from Belgium-Congo in 22hrs, Brussels to Leopoldville, bs 22/12, boxed red special flight cachet, typed 'Raid Rubin', very fine. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 15
Est. price: £13.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Raid Rubin record flight in DH Comet by Waller & Franchome, from Belgium-Congo in 22hrs, Brussels to Leopoldville, bs 22/12, boxed red special flight cachet, typed 'Raid Rubin', very fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 123

(Belgium) F/F Brussels-Essen/Mulheim-Vienna, plain cover franked 1F85, canc Antwerp cds, Vinna 1/5 arrival cds on front, fine strike red three line framed 'Mit Luftpoft.......Essen/Mulheim-Flughafen' receiver...... Image.

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Date: 1933, May 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels-Essen/Mulheim-Vienna, plain cover franked 1F85, canc Antwerp cds, Vinna 1/5 arrival cds on front, fine strike red three line framed 'Mit Luftpoft.......Essen/Mulheim-Flughafen' receiver...... Image.
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Lot Number: 121

(Belgium) F/F Brussels to Berlin, 16/5 arrival ds's front and verso, plain cover franked 85c canc special 'Anvers Airport' postmark, fine red Luftpostampt /Berlin C2 hs on front.. Francis Field authentication hs. Image.

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Date: 1932, May 16
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels to Berlin, 16/5 arrival ds's front and verso, plain cover franked 85c canc special 'Anvers Airport' postmark, fine red Luftpostampt /Berlin C2 hs on front.. Francis Field authentication hs. Image.
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Lot Number: 122

(Belgium) F/F Brussels to Dusseldorf, bs 16/5, plain cover franked 2F50 canc Brussels cds, red two line Dusseldorf arrival hs. Image.

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Date: 1932, May 16
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels to Dusseldorf, bs 16/5, plain cover franked 2F50 canc Brussels cds, red two line Dusseldorf arrival hs. Image.
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Lot Number: 115

(Belgium) F/F Liege-Brussels-London, bs London Chief Office 18/6, Service Special De L'Exposition de Liege, Godinas A41, Mu104  3000, scarce. Image.

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Date: 1930, Jun 16
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Liege-Brussels-London, bs London Chief Office 18/6, Service Special De L'Exposition de Liege, Godinas A41, Mu104 3000, scarce. Image.
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Lot Number: 117

(Belgium) Very fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted flight, Brussels-Leopoldville, bs 15/12, flight interrupted near Alicante for repairs, Ni 301208. Registered (label) cover correctly rated 5F air surcharge, 1.25F basic postage, 1.75F Reg fee, red flight cachet. Then flown on by a Sabena internal flight en route to final destination Likasi-Panda, 20/12. Nice routing. Faint ironed non invasive fold, 2cm from bottom edge, does not detract, see image.

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Date: 1930, Dec 4
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Very fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted flight, Brussels-Leopoldville, bs 15/12, flight interrupted near Alicante for repairs, Ni 301208. Registered (label) cover correctly rated 5F air surcharge, 1.25F basic postage, 1.75F Reg fee, red flight cachet. Then flown on by a Sabena internal flight en route to final destination Likasi-Panda, 20/12. Nice routing. Faint ironed non invasive fold, 2cm from bottom edge, does not detract, see image.
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Lot Number: 116

(Belgium) Brussels Conference Special Flight, flown Brussels to Paris, bs,sepia PPC with viewof Anvers verso, franked 85c, special Conference cancellation, two line 'Conference/ Aeropostale' cachet, framed 'Par Avion' hs, Mu 111, 1250. Image.

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Date: 1930, Oct 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels Conference Special Flight, flown Brussels to Paris, bs,sepia PPC with viewof Anvers verso, franked 85c, special Conference cancellation, two line 'Conference/ Aeropostale' cachet, framed 'Par Avion' hs, Mu 111, 1250. Image.
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Lot Number: 113

(Belgium) Sabena/Imperial AW first night flight, Brussels to London, sepia PPC of the 'Ecole Veterinaria'. franked 35c fine black two line strike 'Premier Vol de Nuit/Bruxelles-Londres', and fine red three line strike 'Premier Vo De Nuit/Bruxelles-Londres/14-15-IV-1930, Mu 102a 750 Ff. Image.

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Date: 1930, Apr 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena/Imperial AW first night flight, Brussels to London, sepia PPC of the 'Ecole Veterinaria'. franked 35c fine black two line strike 'Premier Vol de Nuit/Bruxelles-Londres', and fine red three line strike 'Premier Vo De Nuit/Bruxelles-Londres/14-15-IV-1930, Mu 102a 750 Ff. Image.
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Lot Number: 112

(Belgium) Sabena F/F Antwerp to Hamburg, carried on the new Brussels-Anvers-Essen-Hambourg service, PC franked 149c, canc Antwerp cds, red three line 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Hamburg 1' arrival, Godinas A29 1250Bf, Mu98 3000Ff., scarce. Image.

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Date: 1929, May 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena F/F Antwerp to Hamburg, carried on the new Brussels-Anvers-Essen-Hambourg service, PC franked 149c, canc Antwerp cds, red three line 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Hamburg 1' arrival, Godinas A29 1250Bf, Mu98 3000Ff., scarce. Image.
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Lot Number: 125

(Belgium) F/F Air Afrique, Brussels to Matadi, bs 8/3 via Leopoldville 7/3, Van Reet cover carried on the first regular F/F Air Afrique fortnightly service from Algeria to Brazzaville (across the river from Leopoldville) via Marseilles-Alger-El Golea-Gao-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, then by SABENA internal service to Matadi, franked Belgium 2F85. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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Date: 1935, Feb 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Air Afrique, Brussels to Matadi, bs 8/3 via Leopoldville 7/3, Van Reet cover carried on the first regular F/F Air Afrique fortnightly service from Algeria to Brazzaville (across the river from Leopoldville) via Marseilles-Alger-El Golea-Gao-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, then by SABENA internal service to Matadi, franked Belgium 2F85. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.
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Lot Number: 128

(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: 129

(Belgium) Christmas and New Year Air France publicity greetings card, Brussels to Elisabethville, 30/12 arrival ds on front. Franked 1F, although the card enjoyed a reduced tariff, against the normal 3F.  Verso shows a design of aircraft/birds in arrowhead formation. Scarce.

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

Description: Christmas and New Year Air France publicity greetings card, Brussels to Elisabethville, 30/12 arrival ds on front. Franked 1F, although the card enjoyed a reduced tariff, against the normal 3F. Verso shows a design of aircraft/birds in arrowhead formation. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 109

(Belgian Congo) F/F in 25 hours, Leopoldvile to Brussels 28/2, attractive souvenir cover franked 7F50, sabena.

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

Description: F/F in 25 hours, Leopoldvile to Brussels 28/2, attractive souvenir cover franked 7F50, sabena.
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Lot Number: 111

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels, bs 1/3, attractive red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked  8F50, 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: £12.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels, bs 1/3, attractive red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 8F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.
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Lot Number: 105

(Belgian Congo) Fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted return flight, Leopoldville to Brussels (bs 1/3/31). The flight return flight had to terminate at Fort Lamy where mail was forwarded by surface to Belgium, Ni 301217. Official cover from Director General of Congo Posts and Telegraphs, embossed logo on flap, addressed to Director General of Posts, Brussels, correctly rated Congo 5f Air+ 1F, typed "Par Avion/Laison Belgique-Congo", blue/white etiquette BCO-A-1, rated rare by Mair. Nice item with a particularly good provenance. Image.

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Date: 1930, Dec 15
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted return flight, Leopoldville to Brussels (bs 1/3/31). The flight return flight had to terminate at Fort Lamy where mail was forwarded by surface to Belgium, Ni 301217. Official cover from Director General of Congo Posts and Telegraphs, embossed logo on flap, addressed to Director General of Posts, Brussels, correctly rated Congo 5f Air+ 1F, typed "Par Avion/Laison Belgique-Congo", blue/white etiquette BCO-A-1, rated rare by Mair. Nice item with a particularly good provenance. Image.
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Lot Number: 110

(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: 107

(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: 106

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, Elisabethville to Leopoldville, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular return flight, from Elisabethville to Brussels. plain cover franked 5F,  fine strike rare blue ' Elisabethville-Bruxelles/Sabena/23.11.1935' flight cachet. Note- the cachet is usually violet. There is no mention in the literature, thus far, of a blue cachet.

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Date: 1935, Nov 22
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, Elisabethville to Leopoldville, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular return flight, from Elisabethville to Brussels. plain cover franked 5F, fine strike rare blue ' Elisabethville-Bruxelles/Sabena/23.11.1935' flight cachet. Note- the cachet is usually violet. There is no mention in the literature, thus far, of a blue cachet.
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Lot Number: 9

(Collections) Belgium, 15 first and special flights, 1930-1953 including 1931 28/2 intended first acceptance for Sudan for Carriage on first London-East Africa service, 1935 15/11 Brussels-Elizabethville Sabina extension , 1936 19/8 Astrid memorial week Ostend-Leopoldville and return, 24/10 Brussels-Lisbon and return, 1937 26th/x 5 international aeronautical show, 5/4 Brussels-Prague Direct, 25/9 aeronautical exhibition special flight to the Congo and back, 1938 19/1 100th flight Brussels-Leopoldville and return, 1947 18/5 Cipex Brussels-New York x3 franked Bovesse, Vandevelde and Damianus sets, 1936.  Condition fine, no duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, 15 first and special flights, 1930-1953 including 1931 28/2 intended first acceptance for Sudan for Carriage on first London-East Africa service, 1935 15/11 Brussels-Elizabethville Sabina extension , 1936 19/8 Astrid memorial week Ostend-Leopoldville and return, 24/10 Brussels-Lisbon and return, 1937 26th/x 5 international aeronautical show, 5/4 Brussels-Prague Direct, 25/9 aeronautical exhibition special flight to the Congo and back, 1938 19/1 100th flight Brussels-Leopoldville and return, 1947 18/5 Cipex Brussels-New York x3 franked Bovesse, Vandevelde and Damianus sets, 1936. Condition fine, no duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 21

(Collections) Europe (Western), twelve  first flight covers, 1921-48, comprising 1921 8/6 Poznan Fair special flight franked semi-official 25m and 100m perforated vignettes tied by a special cancellation; 1924 25/9 Budapest to Szeged franked 1924 air set;  1928 4/10 Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat; 1929 27/8 Ireland Galway to London cachet Field authentication hs; 1930 19/11 Paris International Expo special card addressed to Switzerland; 1930 11/6 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin' hs ms Sevilla/Friedrichshafen' bs Paris 16/6; 1930 31/3 Oleag/CIDNA/Aeroput Vienna-Graz;1933 21/8 Ljubljana to Zagreb special cachets; 1932 18/6 Netherlands Graf Zeppelin flight Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen 19/6; 1935 23/2 Brussels to Leopoldville 28/2 souvenir cover; 1939 24/5 Pan Am Marseille to New York 27/5; 1948 12/11 Barcelona to New York 15/11. A most interesting and varied lot, fine to very fine, see scans on web site.

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Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: Europe (Western), twelve first flight covers, 1921-48, comprising 1921 8/6 Poznan Fair special flight franked semi-official 25m and 100m perforated vignettes tied by a special cancellation; 1924 25/9 Budapest to Szeged franked 1924 air set; 1928 4/10 Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat; 1929 27/8 Ireland Galway to London cachet Field authentication hs; 1930 19/11 Paris International Expo special card addressed to Switzerland; 1930 11/6 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin' hs ms Sevilla/Friedrichshafen' bs Paris 16/6; 1930 31/3 Oleag/CIDNA/Aeroput Vienna-Graz;1933 21/8 Ljubljana to Zagreb special cachets; 1932 18/6 Netherlands Graf Zeppelin flight Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen 19/6; 1935 23/2 Brussels to Leopoldville 28/2 souvenir cover; 1939 24/5 Pan Am Marseille to New York 27/5; 1948 12/11 Barcelona to New York 15/11. A most interesting and varied lot, fine to very fine, see scans on web site.
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Lot Number: 8

(Collections) Belgian Congo, four original B&W photographs,17x23cm, taken during the second regular flight from Brussels, 8th March 1935. One shows the Fokker F.VII 'Leopold Rodger' on the tarmac shortly before departure at Haren Airport Brussels; another of the plane being refuelled at a barren spot at Niamey in French West Africa; another taken at Reggan in Southern Algeria, the last stop before the flight was over the worst section of the Sahara, and another being refuelled from petrol drums at Coquilhatville in the Belgian Congo. A rare group. Image.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgian Congo, four original B&W photographs,17x23cm, taken during the second regular flight from Brussels, 8th March 1935. One shows the Fokker F.VII 'Leopold Rodger' on the tarmac shortly before departure at Haren Airport Brussels; another of the plane being refuelled at a barren spot at Niamey in French West Africa; another taken at Reggan in Southern Algeria, the last stop before the flight was over the worst section of the Sahara, and another being refuelled from petrol drums at Coquilhatville in the Belgian Congo. A rare group. Image.
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Lot Number: 2

(Collections) Africa, 1931-45 first flights, 8 covers comprising 1931 10/3 Kisumu to London;1937 20/5 Port Etienne to Pointe Noire 20/5 30/11; 1938 20/11; Brussels to Belgian Congo and return; 1938 5/4 Tunis to Brazzaville 14/6; 1938 2/4 Dakar to Paris; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo, Kikwit to Tshikapa 25/10; 1941 12/12 Lagos to Leopoldville 12/12; 1945 2/8 Tunis to Ankara 18/8. A tasteful lot, all with official fight cachets. Fine to very Fine (photo on web site).

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Africa, 1931-45 first flights, 8 covers comprising 1931 10/3 Kisumu to London;1937 20/5 Port Etienne to Pointe Noire 20/5 30/11; 1938 20/11; Brussels to Belgian Congo and return; 1938 5/4 Tunis to Brazzaville 14/6; 1938 2/4 Dakar to Paris; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo, Kikwit to Tshikapa 25/10; 1941 12/12 Lagos to Leopoldville 12/12; 1945 2/8 Tunis to Ankara 18/8. A tasteful lot, all with official fight cachets. Fine to very Fine (photo on web site).
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