Lot Number: 3

(Collections) Belgium,  27 airmail covers, 1931-37, many 1st Flights including 1933 Brussels-Cannes, 1935 Europe-Madagascar, Congo (2), Air Bleu Brussels-Paris-Toulouse; 1937 Phalene Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, and six balloon flights inc Gordon Bennett x4.  Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, 27 airmail covers, 1931-37, many 1st Flights including 1933 Brussels-Cannes, 1935 Europe-Madagascar, Congo (2), Air Bleu Brussels-Paris-Toulouse; 1937 Phalene Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, and six balloon flights inc Gordon Bennett x4. Images.
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Lot Number: 2

(Collections) Belgian Congo, a nice selection of nine airmail covers, 1935-37, including seven first flights, a 1935 Bank cover from Stanleyville to Hamburg via Coquilhatville, and an unused souvenir envelope for the 1935 inaugural Brussels service. All fine. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgian Congo, a nice selection of nine airmail covers, 1935-37, including seven first flights, a 1935 Bank cover from Stanleyville to Hamburg via Coquilhatville, and an unused souvenir envelope for the 1935 inaugural Brussels service. All fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 4

(Collections) Belgium, 18 airmail covers, mostly 1930's, first and special flights, noted are 1930 first night flight to London, 1931 first acceptance for Juba, August 1936 F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, October 1936 accelerated F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, and 1937 F/F Brussels to Prague. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, 18 airmail covers, mostly 1930's, first and special flights, noted are 1930 first night flight to London, 1931 first acceptance for Juba, August 1936 F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, October 1936 accelerated F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, and 1937 F/F Brussels to Prague. Images
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Lot Number: 15

(Collections) Luxembourg, collection of 21 first flights, including 1927 first balloon flight from Luxembourg, 1931 reg airmail to London via Brussels franked 4 vals of 1931 air, 1938 Exhibition B&W ppc showing 3rd ascent of Graf Zeppelin on Jul 2, 1900. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Collections

Description: Luxembourg, collection of 21 first flights, including 1927 first balloon flight from Luxembourg, 1931 reg airmail to London via Brussels franked 4 vals of 1931 air, 1938 Exhibition B&W ppc showing 3rd ascent of Graf Zeppelin on Jul 2, 1900. Images.
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Lot Number: 80

(Belgian Congo) F/F Elisabethville to Paris 5/11, via Le Bourget 5/11, carried on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Nawratil card franked  3F90, blue flight cachet. Nice routing.

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Date: 1936, Oct 30
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: F/F Elisabethville to Paris 5/11, via Le Bourget 5/11, carried on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Nawratil card franked 3F90, blue flight cachet. Nice routing.
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Lot Number: 77

(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: 99

(Belgium) Sabena F/F Brussels to Cairo, bs 17/6, souvenir cover franked 6F canc special depart postmark.

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Date: 1947, Jun 16
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena F/F Brussels to Cairo, bs 17/6, souvenir cover franked 6F canc special depart postmark.
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Lot Number: 98

(Belgium) Sabena, F/F direct service Brussels to Geneva, card franked 6F, attractive black/red/orange souvenir   
label, 'par avion' etiquette.

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Date: 1946, Apr 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena, F/F direct service Brussels to Geneva, card franked 6F, attractive black/red/orange souvenir label, 'par avion' etiquette.
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Lot Number: 97

(Belgium) First connection between the Sabena internal service to Usumbura, and the Kikwit-Tshikapa service, Brussels to Irumu, 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 Irumu, bs 18/2, Van Reet printed souvenir cover franked 3F 25 + 35 verso.
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Lot Number: 95

(Belgium) Brussels to Elisabethville, 24/11, and return 25/11 to Brussels 30/11, commemorating the 100th flight, souvenir cover fully franked with Belgian and Congo stamps, flight cachets and bs's, Sabena.

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Date: 1938, Nov 20
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Elisabethville, 24/11, and return 25/11 to Brussels 30/11, commemorating the 100th flight, souvenir cover fully franked with Belgian and Congo stamps, flight cachets and bs's, Sabena.
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Lot Number: 96

(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: £30.00
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: 94

(Belgium) F/F accelerated Air Afrique connection Algiers-Elisabethville, Brussels to Stanleyville, commemorative card with diagram of route franked 3F30, red framed  "1er Service Aerien/Francais Directe/Europe-Congo-Madagascar/par Stanleyville" cachet.

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Date: 1937, Jun 11
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F accelerated Air Afrique connection Algiers-Elisabethville, Brussels to Stanleyville, commemorative card with diagram of route franked 3F30, red framed "1er Service Aerien/Francais Directe/Europe-Congo-Madagascar/par Stanleyville" cachet.
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Lot Number: 92

(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 1sr 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: £20.00
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 1sr 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: 90

(Belgium) Brussels acceptance for the 1st Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail etiquette card franked  3F 80, canc Bruxelles 7/11and 15/11 cds, green bilingual flight cachet verso.Intended for the 7/11 first Air France/Air Afrque flight to E'ville. But, due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian mail went by the first Sabena flight instead, which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Hence the 7/11 and 15/11 departure postmarks on this card.

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Date: 1935, Nov 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels acceptance for the 1st Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail etiquette card franked 3F 80, canc Bruxelles 7/11and 15/11 cds, green bilingual flight cachet verso.Intended for the 7/11 first Air France/Air Afrque flight to E'ville. But, due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian mail went by the first Sabena flight instead, which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Hence the 7/11 and 15/11 departure postmarks on this card.
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Lot Number: 88

(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: 87

(Belgium) Sabena F/F regular Brussels-Leopoldville service, bs 28/2, blue/red/pale blue souvenir cover franked 2.890F, faint vertical crease, two different framed red flight cachets, one a bilingual French/Flemish F/F cachet.

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Date: 1935, Feb 23
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena F/F regular Brussels-Leopoldville service, bs 28/2, blue/red/pale blue souvenir cover franked 2.890F, faint vertical crease, two different framed red flight cachets, one a bilingual French/Flemish F/F cachet.
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Lot Number: 83

(Belgium) F/F Brussels to Koln - (Zurich), Koln 2/5 arrival ds on front, Sabena black/orange/yellow souvenir cover franked 70c, dark blue/black airmail etiquette,

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Date: 1930, May 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels to Koln - (Zurich), Koln 2/5 arrival ds on front, Sabena black/orange/yellow souvenir cover franked 70c, dark blue/black airmail etiquette,
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Lot Number: 84

(Belgium) Fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted flight, Brussels to Matadi, bs 19/12, via Leopoldville,bs15/12 . The flight was interrupted near Alicante for repairs, Ni 301208. Purfina corner cover franked Belgium 5F Air+1F45 ordinary, red flight cachet.

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Date: 1930, Dec 5
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted flight, Brussels to Matadi, bs 19/12, via Leopoldville,bs15/12 . The flight was interrupted near Alicante for repairs, Ni 301208. Purfina corner cover franked Belgium 5F Air+1F45 ordinary, red flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 181

(France) Paris-Brussels-Paris, special card with French and Belgian stamps, Expo Paris and Brussels cds's, and special Expo stamp canc Le Bourget cds, boxed rectangular Aero Club de France cachet verso.

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Date: 1930, Nov 19
Est. price: £7.00
Category: France

Description: Paris-Brussels-Paris, special card with French and Belgian stamps, Expo Paris and Brussels cds's, and special Expo stamp canc Le Bourget cds, boxed rectangular Aero Club de France cachet verso.
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Lot Number: 266

(Germany) Germany acceptance for Sabena F/F extension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, Essen Mulheim to Port Franqui, bs 20/11, and then returne by first service to Europe via Coquilhatville 24/11, registered (label) cover franked 70Pf,  green framed  Brussels-Elisabethville F/F flight cachet, ms "Via Service Aerien/B elgique-France-Congo".

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Date: 1935, Nov 14
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany acceptance for Sabena F/F extension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, Essen Mulheim to Port Franqui, bs 20/11, and then returne by first service to Europe via Coquilhatville 24/11, registered (label) cover franked 70Pf, green framed Brussels-Elisabethville F/F flight cachet, ms "Via Service Aerien/B elgique-France-Congo".
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Lot Number: 325

(India) Inward to India from Belgium, first Belgium acceptance for the first Imperial Airways service to Cannanore, bs 13/1, a new stop on the England to Australia service, M Debaar black/yellow/red border airmail cover franked 3F85, canc Brussels 5/1/37.  Cannanore is the administrative headquarters of the District of Kannur and 518km north of state capital Trivandrum. During British rule in India, Kannur was known by its old name Cannanore(Land of Lord Krishna) and was of great strategic military importance. This is the first Imperial Airways F/F to Cannanore we have seen, see Jennekins & Godinas, 1969, p75.    A superb item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1937, Jan 5
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Inward to India from Belgium, first Belgium acceptance for the first Imperial Airways service to Cannanore, bs 13/1, a new stop on the England to Australia service, M Debaar black/yellow/red border airmail cover franked 3F85, canc Brussels 5/1/37. Cannanore is the administrative headquarters of the District of Kannur and 518km north of state capital Trivandrum. During British rule in India, Kannur was known by its old name Cannanore(Land of Lord Krishna) and was of great strategic military importance. This is the first Imperial Airways F/F to Cannanore we have seen, see Jennekins & Godinas, 1969, p75. A superb item in pristine condition.
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