Lot Number: 17
Description: Central America, fine collection of 36 airmail covers, 1927-50, including 23 F/F from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Canal Zone, amongst which are 1926 Santa Rosa-Guatemala, 1927 Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 pilot signed Santiago de Cuba-Port au Prince, 1929 San Juan-Paramibo, 1930 Port au Prince-San Juan, 1931 Mexico Nuevitas-Camaguey1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba, 1937 first 24 hour service Canal Zone-Miami, and more mostly pre WWII, also censored, registered, several interesting Jusqua's, attractive frankings with clear postmarks and flight cachets, no duplication.
Lot Number: 46
Description: Singapore WWII censored covers (15) written up on leaves, including five 1940 airmails to England, one franked $1+5c x2 ‘passed by naval censor’ with two ‘Malaya Patriotic Fund’ labels verso (the cover has some corner damage but labels intact), and remaining covers with civil, military and RAF censors. Also ten non airmail censored covers with various censor marks,1939 to 1942, including three to USA, one posted during the first week of WWII, and one from England to Singapore ‘No Service/Returned to Sender’ posted 5/12/41 and returned 25/6/42. Also a Penang to England Australia and China Telegraph Co cable sent 15/4/40.
Lot Number: 89
|Date: 1940, Dec 18|
Description: World War II uncensored airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Portugal, bs Lisbon 28/12, dark green/grey Condor envelope, franked 1P45, typed endorsement "(Por Condor) -LATI". Mail from all over South America was flown, mainly by Syndicato Condor, to Brazil to connect with LATI. LATI mail to Portugal is uncommon.
Lot Number: 90
|Date: 1941, Feb 14|
Description: World War II censored airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Holland, no arrival ds, dark blue/grey Condor envelope, franked 1P45, typed endorsement "Por Condor-LATI", sealed black on white OKW censor tape (code e = Frankfurt) tied by purple circular eagle and swastika censor mark. Mail from all over South America was flown, mainly by Syndicato Condor, to Brazil to connect with LATI.
Lot Number: 123
|Date: 1941, Oct 17|
Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.
Lot Number: 124
|Date: 1944, Oct 4|
Description: US Army AirTransport Command & A.T.C., wartime letter from Australian Military Forces, Field Post Office 068, Madang, New Guinea to Victoria, cover franked 3d Australia stamp with a picture, hand drawn by the sender, framed "Australian Military Forces/Passed by Censor/1455" hs.
Lot Number: 166
|Date: 1933, Sep 20|
Description: Civil war censored internal airmail Rio de Janero-Ro Grande, bs 23/9, plain cover franked 1200R, black boxed Censurado/Rio Grande censor mark on front.Throughout this period of his office President vargas maintained censorship to protect himself and his ideals. A nice combination of airmail and military history.
Lot Number: 171
|Date: 1940, Jun 6|
Description: Rio de Janeiro to Milan, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, fine strike violet framed diubke line "Via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.
Lot Number: 173
|Date: 1940, Nov 21|
Description: World War II censored airmail cover, Rio de Janeiro to Germany, no arrival ds, dark blue/pale blue general purpose publicity envelope with styalises waves, franked 5400R, sealed black on white OKW censor tape (code e = Frankfurt) tied by purple circular eagle and swastika censor mark.
Lot Number: 213
|Date: 1939, Sep 16|
Description: Early World War II censored LATI commercial air cover to Germany, Baade & Baade airmail corner cover, franked 5400R canc Porto Alegre cds, printed "Via (ms) LATI" typed endorsement ", Maubeuge double circle Period 1 "Controle Postal Militaire/Admission WN", sealed Brazil brown/black S.P Censura censor tape with coat of arms, tied by violet Brazil two line "5 Censura/****** Do Sul censor mark verso, blue two line "Retour/A L'Envoyeur" hs on front. Intended for carriage by LATI but was sent, instead, via Transatlantic Clipper to France where it was censored at Maubeuge on the French-Belgian border, and then returned to sender. Upon the French declaration of war against Germany on 3/9/39 Air France ceased all flights to Germany. So, on reaching Maubeuge, this cover could go no further and was returned to Brazil. For this reason Maubeuge mail is much sought after.
Lot Number: 434
|Date: 1942, Nov 16|
Category: New Zealand
Description: World War II censored two ocean sea/air cover to England, correctly franked 3/6d for sea to Panama, air to Miami and New York, air by Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon (see Boyle p877), and onward to UK. Pale grey airmail etiquette cover, postmarked Timaru machine cancel, sealed black/white New Zealand censor tape tied by red circular NZ/5 censor mark.
Lot Number: 477
|Date: 1941, Mar 24|
Description: Luthansa/LATI northbound flight, Peru to Germany, censored imprint etiquette airmail cover, Lima to Bremen, franked 3S20, canc Lima cds, typed Via "Lufthansa-LATI", red German 'A/d' censor mark. Flown from Lima to Rio de Janero by Lufthansa, then OAT by LATI.
Lot Number: 526
|Date: 1938, Oct 3|
Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, bank corner cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" x3, purple two line "Censura Militar/Pama de Mallorca" censor mark, large 'Par Avion'hs's x2. Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.
Lot Number: 527
|Date: 1939, May 13|
Description: Spanish Civil war cover, Las Palmas, Canary Islands to England, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2P20 canc black 'Por Via Aerea/13 May 39/Las Pamas' postmark, violet two line "Censura Militar/Las Palmas" censor mark, red framed "Correo Aereo" hs.