Lot Number: 12

(Collection) 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. Images.

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Est. price: £100.00 £85.00
Category: Collection

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. Images.

Lot Number: 133

(Brazil) LATI  Brazil to Germnay, censored blue/grey propanganda envelope with white gull wing imprint, franked 6600R, sealed German cencor tape verso, also German censor marks on front. Attractive item.

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Date: 1941, Aug 12
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: Brazil

Description: LATI Brazil to Germnay, censored blue/grey propanganda envelope with white gull wing imprint, franked 6600R, sealed German cencor tape verso, also German censor marks on front. Attractive item.

Lot Number: 174

(Egypt) On Active Service airmail, Middle Easter Forces to England, combination cover franked GB 1/2d x4,
South Africa 1d x2, Australia 3d and New Zealand 3d, all tied by FPO/531, violet military censor mark 'Passed By Censor/No 4717. Some rough opening along lh edge visible verso only, see scan.

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Date: 1943, Jan 1
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Egypt

Description: On Active Service airmail, Middle Easter Forces to England, combination cover franked GB 1/2d x4, South Africa 1d x2, Australia 3d and New Zealand 3d, all tied by FPO/531, violet military censor mark 'Passed By Censor/No 4717. Some rough opening along lh edge visible verso only, see scan.

Lot Number: 190

(France) Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.

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Date: 1940, Apr 15
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: France

Description: Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.

Lot Number: 192

(French Guinea) WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.

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Date: 1939, Dec 28
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: French Guinea

Description: WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.

Lot Number: 198

(GB External) Marquise-Lympne, military mail from APO S.20,  Mulready facsimile souvenir card carried by Valency from France to England, bears S.20 (Marquis hs and volet framed crown over 'Passed/By/Censor/No/7029' censor mark. A typed text and hand drawn map of the route along which Army HQ 'express' mails were flown are included with this item.

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Date: 1918, Dec 10
Est. price: £100.00 £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: Marquise-Lympne, military mail from APO S.20, Mulready facsimile souvenir card carried by Valency from France to England, bears S.20 (Marquis hs and volet framed crown over 'Passed/By/Censor/No/7029' censor mark. A typed text and hand drawn map of the route along which Army HQ 'express' mails were flown are included with this item.

Lot Number: 364

(Germany) Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5).  A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jan 8
Est. price: £175.00 £148.75
Category: Germany

Description: Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5). A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.

Lot Number: 438

(Italy) Rare Italy to New York, double rate cover carried by LATI to Recife, then by ship to New York, censored airmail etiquette cover franked 8L on front, canc Salerno cds, with additional 9.5L verso, canc small remnants of rare three black "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs's, ms "Via Lati/Via Rio de Janeiro", ms '6g', sealed black/white Italian censor tape tied by violet circular Salerno censor marks. The "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs was used on Italian mail to indicate airmail to Recife, then ship to USA. An extremely scarce LATI item, and definitely one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1941, Feb 24
Est. price: £55.00 £46.75
Category: Italy

Description: Rare Italy to New York, double rate cover carried by LATI to Recife, then by ship to New York, censored airmail etiquette cover franked 8L on front, canc Salerno cds, with additional 9.5L verso, canc small remnants of rare three black "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs's, ms "Via Lati/Via Rio de Janeiro", ms '6g', sealed black/white Italian censor tape tied by violet circular Salerno censor marks. The "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs was used on Italian mail to indicate airmail to Recife, then ship to USA. An extremely scarce LATI item, and definitely one for the exhibit.

Lot Number: 501

(Malta) World War II, forces censored concessionary mail to England, no arrival ds, unfranked imprint etiquette air cover, canc Valetta/Malta dr cds, ms "On Active Service", violet Malta triangle with crown "Passed By Censor/No 119" censor mark.

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Date: 1943, Apr 8
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: Malta

Description: World War II, forces censored concessionary mail to England, no arrival ds, unfranked imprint etiquette air cover, canc Valetta/Malta dr cds, ms "On Active Service", violet Malta triangle with crown "Passed By Censor/No 119" censor mark.

Lot Number: 608

(Singapore) Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.

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Date: 1941, May 27
Est. price: £185.00 £157.25
Category: Singapore

Description: Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.

Lot Number: 634

(South Africa) WWII uncensored airmail, Johannesburg to Chicago, bs 23/5, plain cover franked 3/6d single rate,  uncommon red framed "Airmail-Lugpost/Via West Coast" directional hand stamp, sealed US EB Examiner 30886 (Miami) censor tape. Likely flown by Sabena from Johannesburg up West Coast to Leopoldville, then OAT to Miami by US FAM 22, then US internal airline to Chicago. Could be a nice example of the important role Sabena played in linking South Africa to the Western Hemisphere during WWII, see Boyle, p686. A nice one for further study.

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Date: 1945, Apr 21
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII uncensored airmail, Johannesburg to Chicago, bs 23/5, plain cover franked 3/6d single rate, uncommon red framed "Airmail-Lugpost/Via West Coast" directional hand stamp, sealed US EB Examiner 30886 (Miami) censor tape. Likely flown by Sabena from Johannesburg up West Coast to Leopoldville, then OAT to Miami by US FAM 22, then US internal airline to Chicago. Could be a nice example of the important role Sabena played in linking South Africa to the Western Hemisphere during WWII, see Boyle, p686. A nice one for further study.