Lot Number: 526

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, uncommon and attractive souvenir cover franked 10d, Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled. Interesting.

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, uncommon and attractive souvenir cover franked 10d, Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 527

(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 2/1, via Jo'burg 1/2, carried on 1st regular Croydon-Cape Town service, black Bulawayo st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, Imperial Airways. Some flap loss verso.

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Date: 1932, Jan 29
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: F/F Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 2/1, via Jo'burg 1/2, carried on 1st regular Croydon-Cape Town service, black Bulawayo st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, Imperial Airways. Some flap loss verso.
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Lot Number: 524

(South West Africa) Windhoek to Bloemfontein, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2 pair SWA opts, canc small Windhoek Air Mail cds. This flight connected with the last through service by Imperial Airways to Cape Town from London. On April 1st this section was taken over by SA Airways, ref Stern flight 129.

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Date: 1936, Mar 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: Windhoek to Bloemfontein, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2 pair SWA opts, canc small Windhoek Air Mail cds. This flight connected with the last through service by Imperial Airways to Cape Town from London. On April 1st this section was taken over by SA Airways, ref Stern flight 129.
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Lot Number: 519

(South West Africa) SWAA, F/F Keetmanshoop to Cape Town, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc double circle "per lugpos/Keetmanshoop/ Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1931, Dec 19
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: SWAA, F/F Keetmanshoop to Cape Town, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc double circle "per lugpos/Keetmanshoop/ Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 521

(South West Africa) SWA/Imperial Airways, fist acceptance of mail for Germany, Windhoek to Hamburg, red 'Mit Luftpost/befeordert/Hamburg-Fuhlsbuttell/Flughafen' receiver, for carriage on SWA F/F Windhoek to Kimberley and Imperial Airways F/F Cape Town to London services, plain cover franked SA 4d/ SWA x3 , canc special Windhoek-Kimberley cachet cds, small circular Windhoek/26.1.32/Air Mail cds, green blue/black airmail etiquette. An attractive double F/F cover in fine condition. Ironed vertical crease, does not detract.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: SWA/Imperial Airways, fist acceptance of mail for Germany, Windhoek to Hamburg, red 'Mit Luftpost/befeordert/Hamburg-Fuhlsbuttell/Flughafen' receiver, for carriage on SWA F/F Windhoek to Kimberley and Imperial Airways F/F Cape Town to London services, plain cover franked SA 4d/ SWA x3 , canc special Windhoek-Kimberley cachet cds, small circular Windhoek/26.1.32/Air Mail cds, green blue/black airmail etiquette. An attractive double F/F cover in fine condition. Ironed vertical crease, does not detract.
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Lot Number: 502

(South Africa) F/F  Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, no arrival ds, uncommon red st. line "Miller Service, 1929", "Per First Flight" and "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, PC franked 4 1/2d. Image.

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Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: F/F Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, no arrival ds, uncommon red st. line "Miller Service, 1929", "Per First Flight" and "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, PC franked 4 1/2d. Image.
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Lot Number: 509

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 510

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 501

(South Africa) First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Cape Town to Johannesburg, interrupted at Bloemfontein and contnued by mail to Jo'burg, bs 24/8, registered (label) cover franked 1/9d, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd. Some rough opening verso edge and hinge marks.

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Date: 1929, Aug 24
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Cape Town to Johannesburg, interrupted at Bloemfontein and contnued by mail to Jo'burg, bs 24/8, registered (label) cover franked 1/9d, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd. Some rough opening verso edge and hinge marks.
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Lot Number: 500

(South Africa) Experimental Flights between Cape Town and Durban March-June 1925. Port Elizabeth to England, cover correctly franked 2d + 6d air (1d more for overseas), black double ring 'SA Air Mail/AA Lugpos/ 6 Mar 25' on front.

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Date: 1925, Mar 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Experimental Flights between Cape Town and Durban March-June 1925. Port Elizabeth to England, cover correctly franked 2d + 6d air (1d more for overseas), black double ring 'SA Air Mail/AA Lugpos/ 6 Mar 25' on front.
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Lot Number: 503

(South Africa) Windhoek to London, bs Liverpool and Anglesey,18/2,  for carriage on the 1st schedule flight northbound between London and Cape Town , registered (hs) cover franked South West Africa 1/10d tied Windhoek commemorative postmark.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Windhoek to London, bs Liverpool and Anglesey,18/2, for carriage on the 1st schedule flight northbound between London and Cape Town , registered (hs) cover franked South West Africa 1/10d tied Windhoek commemorative postmark.
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Lot Number: 504

(South Africa) First scheduled flight northbound between London and Cape Town, Cape Town to London, airmail etiquette cover  franked 1/-.  'Cape Town, South Africa / to London England/January 27th 1932 'label on front.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First scheduled flight northbound between London and Cape Town, Cape Town to London, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-. 'Cape Town, South Africa / to London England/January 27th 1932 'label on front.
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Lot Number: 508

(South Africa) Stampless O.H.M.S. cover to L.A.Wyndham, House of Assembley, Cape Town with the Royhal Tour datestamp and violet oval 'ROYAL TOUR  H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE/OFFICIAL FREE/1934' bilingual cachet, backstamped at Cape Town (Mar 9), signed by tye POstmaster of the Royal Train and the S.A.A. pilot Pat Murdoch. Special instructions were issued stating that all official correspondence from the Royal Train was to go by air where possible. Very scarce and unusual.

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Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £300.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Stampless O.H.M.S. cover to L.A.Wyndham, House of Assembley, Cape Town with the Royhal Tour datestamp and violet oval 'ROYAL TOUR H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE/OFFICIAL FREE/1934' bilingual cachet, backstamped at Cape Town (Mar 9), signed by tye POstmaster of the Royal Train and the S.A.A. pilot Pat Murdoch. Special instructions were issued stating that all official correspondence from the Royal Train was to go by air where possible. Very scarce and unusual.
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Lot Number: 507

(South Africa) Pietersburg to Bulawayo, b/s 28.1, carried on F/F Regular Service Cape Town/Croydon,  Springbok cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Pietersburg to Bulawayo, b/s 28.1, carried on F/F Regular Service Cape Town/Croydon, Springbok cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 506

(South Africa) Interrupted flight KImberley to Moshi, bs 7/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight KImberley to Moshi, bs 7/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 505

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but  forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 499

(South Africa) 1st Govt. Cape Town-Durban Experimental Airmail, Durban-East London, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2d & 3air,  violet dr "SA Air Mail/SA Lugpos/ Mar 1925" cachet, black/orange etiquette. Service terminated on June 15th.

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Date: 1925, Mar 3
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: 1st Govt. Cape Town-Durban Experimental Airmail, Durban-East London, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2d & 3air, violet dr "SA Air Mail/SA Lugpos/ Mar 1925" cachet, black/orange etiquette. Service terminated on June 15th.
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Lot Number: 413

(New Zealand) Gisborne to Cape Town, bs 9/1/33, registered airmail cover franked 1/5d canc Gisborne cds, ms 'Per Karachi-Cairo/Air Mail'. What took so long? Image.

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Date: 1932, Nov 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Gisborne to Cape Town, bs 9/1/33, registered airmail cover franked 1/5d canc Gisborne cds, ms 'Per Karachi-Cairo/Air Mail'. What took so long? Image.
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Lot Number: 417

(New Zealand) New Zealand to South Africa, Auckland to Cape Town, 24/3 via Sydney 18/2, carried on the First Official Trans-Tasman airmail flight in "Faith in Australia", violet circular cachet, plain cover franked 1/8d. Two edge tone spots. See image.

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Date: 1934, Feb 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand to South Africa, Auckland to Cape Town, 24/3 via Sydney 18/2, carried on the First Official Trans-Tasman airmail flight in "Faith in Australia", violet circular cachet, plain cover franked 1/8d. Two edge tone spots. See image.
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Lot Number: 234

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st flight London to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, Speedbird cover franked 1/-. This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A.

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Date: 1932, Jan 20
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways 1st flight London to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, Speedbird cover franked 1/-. This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A.
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Lot Number: 76

(Basutoland) Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso.  Also original certificate of posting.  A superb item in fine condition.A superb item in fine condition.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.A superb item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 56

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Normanton to Entebbe, bs 9/1/35 8am, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 2/3d inc 1931 KS 6d x4, canc Brisbane/Airmail cds 7/12, ms 'Australia-Egyp-S.Africa' and a framed 'Par Avion/Jusqua (ms) Cairo' which is overstamped by an Australia framed 'Forwarded By Air' cachet. Correctly rated 2/3d for carriage all the way to Uganda by the Australia-UK service to Cairo 22/12 and the (London)-Cairo-Cape Town surface to Entebbe (see Wingent p130). Additionally there is an Entebbe 11 Jan 
11.30am and a Kampala 11 Jan 4.30pm cds. Most likely the Jusqua caused confusion at Cairo which delayed OAT until flight AS 202. A fascinating item with great routing and definitely one for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 11
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Normanton to Entebbe, bs 9/1/35 8am, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 2/3d inc 1931 KS 6d x4, canc Brisbane/Airmail cds 7/12, ms 'Australia-Egyp-S.Africa' and a framed 'Par Avion/Jusqua (ms) Cairo' which is overstamped by an Australia framed 'Forwarded By Air' cachet. Correctly rated 2/3d for carriage all the way to Uganda by the Australia-UK service to Cairo 22/12 and the (London)-Cairo-Cape Town surface to Entebbe (see Wingent p130). Additionally there is an Entebbe 11 Jan 11.30am and a Kampala 11 Jan 4.30pm cds. Most likely the Jusqua caused confusion at Cairo which delayed OAT until flight AS 202. A fascinating item with great routing and definitely one for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 461

(Recovered Interrupted Mail) SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc  'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc 'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 12

(Collections) Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, London-Cape Town experimental Christmas flight, Kisumu-Cape Town, Khartoum-London, Mwanza-London, and Athens-Khartoum (some flap damage); 1932 London-Sharjah souvenir cover, London-Limassol, Cyprus IAW Airways 'Egypt/Iraq/India vignette, Cape Town-Johannesburg, and London-Madras via Karachi; 1933 London-Coonoor, India; 1936 Lagos-London, Kano-Oshogbo, and London-Malmo; 1938 EAMS Cape Town-London; 1939 England-Canada registered cover franked 1/6d including KEVII 1936 set of 4, London-New York, and New York-London. All good/fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.

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Est. price: £125.00
Category: Collections

Description: Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, London-Cape Town experimental Christmas flight, Kisumu-Cape Town, Khartoum-London, Mwanza-London, and Athens-Khartoum (some flap damage); 1932 London-Sharjah souvenir cover, London-Limassol, Cyprus IAW Airways 'Egypt/Iraq/India vignette, Cape Town-Johannesburg, and London-Madras via Karachi; 1933 London-Coonoor, India; 1936 Lagos-London, Kano-Oshogbo, and London-Malmo; 1938 EAMS Cape Town-London; 1939 England-Canada registered cover franked 1/6d including KEVII 1936 set of 4, London-New York, and New York-London. All good/fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.
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Lot Number: 1

(Collections) Africa, a selection of eight first flight covers, 1930-47, comprising 1930 6/7 Alger to Clermont Ferand 6/7; 1932 22/1 Cape Town to Cornwall GB 17/2; 1937 20/11 Soudan Francais Kayes to Dakar 23/11; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo Leopoldville to Kikwit 25/10; 1939 17/4 Alger to Paris 16/4; 1940 20/2 Guinea Francaise to Dabola 20/2 Mu #12d 74 flown; 1946 St Louis Senegal to Paris 9/3 Par Hydravion/Lionel de Marmier'; 1947 21/8 Pointe a Pitre Guadeloupe to Fort de France Martinique 22/8. An interesting fine to very fine lot, all with arrival date stamps and official cachets. Image.

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Africa, a selection of eight first flight covers, 1930-47, comprising 1930 6/7 Alger to Clermont Ferand 6/7; 1932 22/1 Cape Town to Cornwall GB 17/2; 1937 20/11 Soudan Francais Kayes to Dakar 23/11; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo Leopoldville to Kikwit 25/10; 1939 17/4 Alger to Paris 16/4; 1940 20/2 Guinea Francaise to Dabola 20/2 Mu #12d 74 flown; 1946 St Louis Senegal to Paris 9/3 Par Hydravion/Lionel de Marmier'; 1947 21/8 Pointe a Pitre Guadeloupe to Fort de France Martinique 22/8. An interesting fine to very fine lot, all with arrival date stamps and official cachets. Image.
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