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: 46

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 76

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line  "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.

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Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £375.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.
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Lot Number: 78

(Belgian Congo) Leopoldville to New York, via Marseille Gare Avion 16/10 transit cds, imprint etiquette cover franked 6F, uncommon black three line "en avion jusqua/Marseille/Gare avion"

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Date: 1936, Oct 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Leopoldville to New York, via Marseille Gare Avion 16/10 transit cds, imprint etiquette cover franked 6F, uncommon black three line "en avion jusqua/Marseille/Gare avion"
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Lot Number: 82

(Belgian Congo) Luebo to Kikwit, bs 1/11, carried on F/F Luebo-Tshikakapa-Leopoldville service, Van Reet cover franked 90c, black framed "Avion" cachet, typed "Par 1o Courrier Aerien/Luebo Kikwit". Uncommon.

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Date: 1939, Nov 01
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Luebo to Kikwit, bs 1/11, carried on F/F Luebo-Tshikakapa-Leopoldville service, Van Reet cover franked 90c, black framed "Avion" cachet, typed "Par 1o Courrier Aerien/Luebo Kikwit". Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 79

(Belgian Congo) Sabena first internal fast flight service, Ponthierville to Elizabethville, bs 29/10, Godinas cover franked  50c, 10c, rd/white vignette, green flight cachet.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena first internal fast flight service, Ponthierville to Elizabethville, bs 29/10, Godinas cover franked 50c, 10c, rd/white vignette, green flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 81

(Belgian Congo) F/F accelerated Air Afrique connection Elisabethville-Stanleyville, bs 4/6, cover franked 60c, typed "Avion Air Afrique:Premier Laison Via Stanleyville Juin 1937".

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Date: 1937, Jun 4
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: F/F accelerated Air Afrique connection Elisabethville-Stanleyville, bs 4/6, cover franked 60c, typed "Avion Air Afrique:Premier Laison Via Stanleyville Juin 1937".
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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: 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: 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: 195

(French Chad) Scarce F/F Ati to Fort Lamy, bs 16/2, carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways West African Feeder Service to Nigeria, plain cover franked 51F Moyen Congo stamps, canc Ati/Chad cds, black two line '1er raid: Khartoum Abecher, Ati,Ft. Lamy, Kano' cachet. Believed only 20 flown. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1936, Feb 16
Est. price: £75.00
Category: French Chad

Description: Scarce F/F Ati to Fort Lamy, bs 16/2, carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways West African Feeder Service to Nigeria, plain cover franked 51F Moyen Congo stamps, canc Ati/Chad cds, black two line '1er raid: Khartoum Abecher, Ati,Ft. Lamy, Kano' cachet. Believed only 20 flown. Francis Field authentication hs 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: 503

(Sweden) Misionary mail to the Congo, Gavle to Matadi, bs 28/4, via Leopoldville 26/4, plain etiquette cover franked 70 ore, ms 'Par Avion' and '5g'.

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Date: 1939, Apr 04
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Sweden

Description: Misionary mail to the Congo, Gavle to Matadi, bs 28/4, via Leopoldville 26/4, plain etiquette cover franked 70 ore, ms 'Par Avion' and '5g'.
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