Lot Number: 617

(United States) WAFilms Incorporated, Hollywood, flown by airmail Special Delivery to Curacao, 24/9 and on to Riohacha, Colombia, 7/10, via Barranquilla 2/10, underpaid airmail cover, 24x10cm, franked 60c and 20c Special Delivery stamp, canc Los Angeles cds, violet 'Returned For Postage' and 'Postage Due (ms 7) cent' handstamps. WAFilms was incorporated in New York in 1925 and, in 1930, produced, among others, 'Africa Speaks' which was filmed on location in the Belgian Congo. Interesting item

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Date: 1933, Sep 18
Est. price: £65.00
Category: United States

Description: WAFilms Incorporated, Hollywood, flown by airmail Special Delivery to Curacao, 24/9 and on to Riohacha, Colombia, 7/10, via Barranquilla 2/10, underpaid airmail cover, 24x10cm, franked 60c and 20c Special Delivery stamp, canc Los Angeles cds, violet 'Returned For Postage' and 'Postage Due (ms 7) cent' handstamps. WAFilms was incorporated in New York in 1925 and, in 1930, produced, among others, 'Africa Speaks' which was filmed on location in the Belgian Congo. Interesting item
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Lot Number: 473

(Malta) First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then  Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jul 3
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Malta

Description: First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 158

(French Congo) Union Aeromaritime de Transport (UAT) Comet 1 Trial flight, Brazzaville to Paris, bs 14/5, airmail cover franked 15F Afrique Equatorial Francais stamp canc Brazzaville/AEF/13 Mai 1953 cds, green two line flight cachet "Par Avion a Reaction/Brazzaville-Paris". Scarce item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1953, May 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: French Congo

Description: Union Aeromaritime de Transport (UAT) Comet 1 Trial flight, Brazzaville to Paris, bs 14/5, airmail cover franked 15F Afrique Equatorial Francais stamp canc Brazzaville/AEF/13 Mai 1953 cds, green two line flight cachet "Par Avion a Reaction/Brazzaville-Paris". Scarce item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 83

(Belgium) Brussels to Broken Hill, bs 16/11, scarce Belgium acceptance for F/F Air France/Air Afrique/Regie Malgache Paris-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville and Madagascar, Van Reet airmail etiquette cover franked  4F05, canc Bruxelles 7/11 cds, red boxed "!ier Service Aerien/Francais Regulier/Europe-Congo-Madagascar" flight cachet. One of only c50 covers to catch the first flight. Due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian acceptances went by the second (ie the first Sabena) flight which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Repaired closed tear verso, hardly visible, see scan,
Francis Field authentcation hs verso.

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Date: 1935, Nov 7
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Broken Hill, bs 16/11, scarce Belgium acceptance for F/F Air France/Air Afrique/Regie Malgache Paris-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville and Madagascar, Van Reet airmail etiquette cover franked 4F05, canc Bruxelles 7/11 cds, red boxed "!ier Service Aerien/Francais Regulier/Europe-Congo-Madagascar" flight cachet. One of only c50 covers to catch the first flight. Due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian acceptances went by the second (ie the first Sabena) flight which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Repaired closed tear verso, hardly visible, see scan, Francis Field authentcation hs verso.
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Lot Number: 85

(Belgium) Phalene Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville, 6/11, and return, 12/11, to Awant-Dinant, commemorative 'Phalene' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green two line 'Phalene' cachet, and scarcer red toothed oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot Pierre Bradfer. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, Oct 20
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Phalene Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville, 6/11, and return, 12/11, to Awant-Dinant, commemorative 'Phalene' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green two line 'Phalene' cachet, and scarcer red toothed oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot Pierre Bradfer. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 84

(Belgium) Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville and return, 6/11, to Eghezee, commemorative 'Pelican' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green and purple cachets.

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Date: 1937, Oct 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville and return, 6/11, to Eghezee, commemorative 'Pelican' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green and purple cachets.
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Lot Number: 86

(Belgium) Federation de la Petite Aviation Belge, special flight Belgium-Congo, Brussels to Coquilhatville, souvenir card franked 3F30 Belgium stamps canc Brussels cds, and 3F30 Congo stamps canc Coquilhatville cds.

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Date: 1938, Feb 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Federation de la Petite Aviation Belge, special flight Belgium-Congo, Brussels to Coquilhatville, souvenir card franked 3F30 Belgium stamps canc Brussels cds, and 3F30 Congo stamps canc Coquilhatville cds.
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Lot Number: 87

(Belgium) Sabena, Brussels to Coquilhatville, 28/11 arrival ds on front and return Coquilhatville to Brussels, bs 30/11, souvenir cover commemorating the 100th flight Congo-Belgium, franked Belgian and Congo stamps, two flight cachets.

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Date: 1938, Nov 18
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena, Brussels to Coquilhatville, 28/11 arrival ds on front and return Coquilhatville to Brussels, bs 30/11, souvenir cover commemorating the 100th flight Congo-Belgium, franked Belgian and Congo stamps, two flight cachets.
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Lot Number: 78

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels service, red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 12F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.

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Date: 1946, Feb 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels service, red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 12F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.
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Lot Number: 74

(Belgian Congo) Official unfranked internal airmail, Lusambo to Elisabethville, bs 23/8,  printed 'Congo Belge' corner cover, official seal of Sankuru District and black boxed 'Avion' hs. Luebo-Lusambo service opened 17/4/1928, so flown all the way. Uncommon.

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Date: 1928, Aug 5
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Official unfranked internal airmail, Lusambo to Elisabethville, bs 23/8, printed 'Congo Belge' corner cover, official seal of Sankuru District and black boxed 'Avion' hs. Luebo-Lusambo service opened 17/4/1928, so flown all the way. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 77

(Belgian Congo) WWII, F/F new Sabena internal route between Stanleyville and Usumbura, Costermansville to Stanleyville 30/11, and on to Kikwit, bs 18/12, plain cover franked 75c, black three line 'Stanleyville-Costermansville-Usumbura' flight cachet, typed 'Premier Courrier Aerien/Costermansville-Stan'.

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Date: 1939, Nov 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: WWII, F/F new Sabena internal route between Stanleyville and Usumbura, Costermansville to Stanleyville 30/11, and on to Kikwit, bs 18/12, plain cover franked 75c, black three line 'Stanleyville-Costermansville-Usumbura' flight cachet, typed 'Premier Courrier Aerien/Costermansville-Stan'.
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Lot Number: 76

(Belgian Congo) Aeropostale, F/F Pointe Noire to Dakar, bs 24/3, registered (label) airmail cover franked 11F50.

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Date: 1937, Mar 19
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Aeropostale, F/F Pointe Noire to Dakar, bs 24/3, registered (label) airmail cover franked 11F50.
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Lot Number: 75

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 440

(Italy) A rare and likely first acceptance of Italian mail for carriage to the Belgian Congo on the Air France/Air Afrique Paris-Marseilles-Algeria-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville, a Victor Nawratil registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked  3.70L, 85 1/2c, canc San Marino 16/11 cds, ms's "Per Posta Aerea Belga/Bruxelles-Marsiglia-Congo" and"Via Marsiglia (Marseille)". Carried by the second Air France/Air Afrique  Marseilles-Algeria-Elisabethville flight but, being a Nawratil cover, this is almost certainly a first acceptance from San Marino for the extended route.  Ex Clowes.

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Date: 1935, Nov 16
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Italy

Description: A rare and likely first acceptance of Italian mail for carriage to the Belgian Congo on the Air France/Air Afrique Paris-Marseilles-Algeria-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville, a Victor Nawratil registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked 3.70L, 85 1/2c, canc San Marino 16/11 cds, ms's "Per Posta Aerea Belga/Bruxelles-Marsiglia-Congo" and"Via Marsiglia (Marseille)". Carried by the second Air France/Air Afrique Marseilles-Algeria-Elisabethville flight but, being a Nawratil cover, this is almost certainly a first acceptance from San Marino for the extended route. Ex Clowes.
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