Lot Number: 716

(Ephemera) The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).
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Lot Number: 706

(Ephemera) DH.14A, a two-seat long-range mail plane registered G-EAPY, was bought by F.S. Cotton who intended to try for the Australian government's £10,000 prize for a flight between England and Australia. His plans were overtaken by events when Keith and Ross Smith won the prize before Cotton was ready. The aircraft did attempt the first flight between London and Cape Town in February 1920, but it only got as far as Italy, where it force-landed near Messina. B&W photograph published by Real Photographs Co Ltd, 14x9cm.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: DH.14A, a two-seat long-range mail plane registered G-EAPY, was bought by F.S. Cotton who intended to try for the Australian government's £10,000 prize for a flight between England and Australia. His plans were overtaken by events when Keith and Ross Smith won the prize before Cotton was ready. The aircraft did attempt the first flight between London and Cape Town in February 1920, but it only got as far as Italy, where it force-landed near Messina. B&W photograph published by Real Photographs Co Ltd, 14x9cm.
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Lot Number: 596

(South Africa) Tommy Rose South Africa to Great Britain Record Flight, House of Assembly/Cape Town cover with logo on flap, carried on the return flight with double-ring "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/Wingfield/-3. Mar.1936" cachet, endorsed "Per favour of/Flt Lt. Tommy Rose" on the front, franked Great Britain 1 1/2d. on arrival and cancelled London 9 March 1936. Signed by the pilot on reverse. Also a copy of an original note from LG Wyndham to Stan Wheatcroft enclosed with this cover, and written on Union Parliament South Africa House of Assembly notepaper, and a small B&W picture. 8x6cm of Rose standing by his plane. A scarce item in fine condition, see scans of front and back..




3-9 March 1936 Record flight by Cape Town - London by Tommy Rose, copy of letter and small photo
of aircraft . Circular Cape Town Air Post cachet posted on arrival, endorsed by favour Flt Lt T Rose.

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Date: 1936, Mar 3
Est. price: £650.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Tommy Rose South Africa to Great Britain Record Flight, House of Assembly/Cape Town cover with logo on flap, carried on the return flight with double-ring "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/Wingfield/-3. Mar.1936" cachet, endorsed "Per favour of/Flt Lt. Tommy Rose" on the front, franked Great Britain 1 1/2d. on arrival and cancelled London 9 March 1936. Signed by the pilot on reverse. Also a copy of an original note from LG Wyndham to Stan Wheatcroft enclosed with this cover, and written on Union Parliament South Africa House of Assembly notepaper, and a small B&W picture. 8x6cm of Rose standing by his plane. A scarce item in fine condition, see scans of front and back.. 3-9 March 1936 Record flight by Cape Town - London by Tommy Rose, copy of letter and small photo of aircraft . Circular Cape Town Air Post cachet posted on arrival, endorsed by favour Flt Lt T Rose.
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Lot Number: 600

(South Africa) Third and final stage of the Empire Airmail Scheme, South Africa to Timaru, New Zealand, ms 19/8 receiver, buff souvenir cover printed "Via Imperial Airways - First 'All Up' Mail", franked 1 1/2d, canc Houses of Parliament, Cape Town 22 VII 38 cds. Connected via the 'Horseshoe Route' in Egypt for OAT to Australia by the flying boat 'Calypso'.

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Date: 1938, Jul 28
Est. price: £45.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Third and final stage of the Empire Airmail Scheme, South Africa to Timaru, New Zealand, ms 19/8 receiver, buff souvenir cover printed "Via Imperial Airways - First 'All Up' Mail", franked 1 1/2d, canc Houses of Parliament, Cape Town 22 VII 38 cds. Connected via the 'Horseshoe Route' in Egypt for OAT to Australia by the flying boat 'Calypso'.
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Lot Number: 591

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Johannesburg to Kisumu, bs 8/2, via Nairobi 7/2, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days,  Imperial Airways.

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

Description: Interrupted flight Johannesburg to Kisumu, bs 8/2, via Nairobi 7/2, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 592

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Cape Town to Atabara, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days. Arrived Khartoum, 10/2 cds, via Jo'burg 2/1 cds, then surface to to Atabara, 11/2 cds via Halfa-khartoum TPO 10/2, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. 18 flown to Khartoum. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Cape Town to Atabara, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days. Arrived Khartoum, 10/2 cds, via Jo'burg 2/1 cds, then surface to to Atabara, 11/2 cds via Halfa-khartoum TPO 10/2, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. 18 flown to Khartoum. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 587

(South Africa) Last flight  Govt. Cape Town-Durban Experimental Airmail Service, Port Elizabeth to Pretoria, 2d PSC with additional 3d special airmail stamp, canc 'Port Elizabeth cds, also violet 'S.A.Air Mail/15 Jun 1925/S.A.Lugpos' cds.

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Date: 1925, Jun 15
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Last flight Govt. Cape Town-Durban Experimental Airmail Service, Port Elizabeth to Pretoria, 2d PSC with additional 3d special airmail stamp, canc 'Port Elizabeth cds, also violet 'S.A.Air Mail/15 Jun 1925/S.A.Lugpos' cds.
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Lot Number: 586

(South Africa) Last flight Govt. Experimental Airmail Service from Durban to Cape Town, Two Streams to England, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 8d, canc 'Two Streams cds, also violet 'S.A.Air Mail/S.A.Lugpos/22 May 1925' cds, uncommon origin. This service connected with the Union Castle Service Mail Ship to the UK at Cape Town and terminated on June 11th. See Burrell JT, p48.

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Date: 1925, Jun 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Last flight Govt. Experimental Airmail Service from Durban to Cape Town, Two Streams to England, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 8d, canc 'Two Streams cds, also violet 'S.A.Air Mail/S.A.Lugpos/22 May 1925' cds, uncommon origin. This service connected with the Union Castle Service Mail Ship to the UK at Cape Town and terminated on June 11th. See Burrell JT, p48.
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Lot Number: 599

(South Africa) Clouston & Kirby Green record flight Cape Town - London, cover franked South Africa 1d canc Cape Town 16 Nov 37 cds, also GB 1 1/2d's on front and verso canc London and Newport  confirming return to GB, and a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "Cape Town - London Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" labels on front and back. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

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Date: 1937, Nov 16
Est. price: £275.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Clouston & Kirby Green record flight Cape Town - London, cover franked South Africa 1d canc Cape Town 16 Nov 37 cds, also GB 1 1/2d's on front and verso canc London and Newport confirming return to GB, and a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "Cape Town - London Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" labels on front and back. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.
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Lot Number: 584

(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: 594

(South Africa) First acceptance of mail from South Africa for carriage on the RANA F/F from Salisbury (Southern Rhodesia) to Blantyre ( Nyasaland), Johannesburg to Chickwawa, bs 11/3, plain cover franked South Africa 4d & 1d, canc Houses of Parliament Cape Town 6th March 1934, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, violet "First Flight Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First acceptance of mail from South Africa for carriage on the RANA F/F from Salisbury (Southern Rhodesia) to Blantyre ( Nyasaland), Johannesburg to Chickwawa, bs 11/3, plain cover franked South Africa 4d & 1d, canc Houses of Parliament Cape Town 6th March 1934, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, violet "First Flight Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets.
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Lot Number: 585

(South Africa) Last flight Govt. Experimental Airmail Service from Cape Town to Durban, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 3d air & 2d canc 'East London 15 Jun cds, also violet 'S.A.Air Mail/S.A.Lugpos/15 JUN 1925' cds. This service connected with the Union Castle Service Mail Ship from the UK at Cape Town and terminated on June 15th. See Burrell JT, p48.

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Date: 1925, Jun 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Last flight Govt. Experimental Airmail Service from Cape Town to Durban, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 3d air & 2d canc 'East London 15 Jun cds, also violet 'S.A.Air Mail/S.A.Lugpos/15 JUN 1925' cds. This service connected with the Union Castle Service Mail Ship from the UK at Cape Town and terminated on June 15th. See Burrell JT, p48.
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Lot Number: 601

(South Africa) SAA, first direct service Cape Town to Luanda, bs 22/8, carried 'Sir Harry Smith' Ju 86 to Windhoek, then 'Major Warden' to Luanda, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, service lasted for only three flights, ceased on outbreak of WW II, yet was one of he first air services SAA resurrected during WWII.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South Africa

Description: SAA, first direct service Cape Town to Luanda, bs 22/8, carried 'Sir Harry Smith' Ju 86 to Windhoek, then 'Major Warden' to Luanda, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, service lasted for only three flights, ceased on outbreak of WW II, yet was one of he first air services SAA resurrected during WWII.
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Lot Number: 553

(Recovered Interrupted Mail) Windhoek to England, no arrival ds, interrupted first flight, SWA Airways Windhoek-Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, scarcer Robertson cover franked 3d air bil pair and 10d air, 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 the '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 Nairobi four days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Windhoek to England, no arrival ds, interrupted first flight, SWA Airways Windhoek-Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, scarcer Robertson cover franked 3d air bil pair and 10d air, 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 the '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 Nairobi four days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 552

(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: 534

(Northern Rhodesia) Broken Hill to Cape Town, b/s 21/12,  via Jo'burg 21/12, via Johannesburg, 21/12, flown on Croydon-Cape Town Christmas Flight, Springbok cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 17
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: Broken Hill to Cape Town, b/s 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, via Johannesburg, 21/12, flown on Croydon-Cape Town Christmas Flight, Springbok cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 524

(New Zealand) Reopening Pan Am trans-Pacific Auckland-San Francisco service, Auckland to Canton Island, 20/7 arrival ds on front, B&W PPC showing City Hall, Cape Town, franked 11d, nice strike violet framed 'New Zealand-USA/ir Mail Service/via New Caledonia, Canton Island and Hawaii'.

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Date: 1940, Jul 19
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Reopening Pan Am trans-Pacific Auckland-San Francisco service, Auckland to Canton Island, 20/7 arrival ds on front, B&W PPC showing City Hall, Cape Town, franked 11d, nice strike violet framed 'New Zealand-USA/ir Mail Service/via New Caledonia, Canton Island and Hawaii'.
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Lot Number: 454

(Kenya) Kisumu to Dodoma, bs 28/1, via Nairobi 22/1, registered (label) Cota cover, carried on F/F Regular Service London/Cape Town, Imperial Airways. Ironed horizontal top edge crease.

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Date: 1932, Jan 21
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Kisumu to Dodoma, bs 28/1, via Nairobi 22/1, registered (label) Cota cover, carried on F/F Regular Service London/Cape Town, Imperial Airways. Ironed horizontal top edge crease.
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Lot Number: 590

(South Africa) Imperial Airways first regular service Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, official spring back cover, signed by pilots Casparenthus & Sheppard.

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Date: 1932, Jan 23
Est. price: £100.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways first regular service Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, official spring back cover, signed by pilots Casparenthus & Sheppard.
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