Lot Number: 54

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew 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 £157.25
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, Kew 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.

Lot Number: 84

(Belgian Congo) F/F Elisabethville to Stanleyville, bs 30/10, carried on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, imprint etiquette cover franked 75c, blue flight cachet.

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Date: 1936, Oct 29
Est. price: £6.00 £5.10
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: F/F Elisabethville to Stanleyville, bs 30/10, carried on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, imprint etiquette cover franked 75c, blue flight cachet.

Lot Number: 85

(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 £8.50
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.

Lot Number: 87

(Belgian Congo) F/F FAM 22  Leopoldville to Belem, cachet, b/s 15/12, air cover, Pan Am

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Date: 1941, Dec 12
Est. price: £8.00 £6.80
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: F/F FAM 22 Leopoldville to Belem, cachet, b/s 15/12, air cover, Pan Am

Lot Number: 88

(Belgian Congo) Pan Am clipper service USA to Africa, F/F FAM 22, Leopoldville to Natal, purple cachet, b/s 17/12. This strategically important service, linking Africa and the USA, opened just at the critical time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the USA went to war.

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Date: 1941, Dec 12
Est. price: £8.00 £6.80
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Pan Am clipper service USA to Africa, F/F FAM 22, Leopoldville to Natal, purple cachet, b/s 17/12. This strategically important service, linking Africa and the USA, opened just at the critical time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the USA went to war.

Lot Number: 97

(Belgium) Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.

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Date: 1935, Oct 1
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Belgium

Description: Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.

Lot Number: 99

(Belgium) Air France/Aeromaritime extension to Douala and Pointe Noire, Thieux (Belgium) to Pointe Noire (French Congo), bs 20/5, grey/blue Air France/Aeromaritime air cover franked 5F25, black framed "Service Aerien Senegal-Congo/Aeromaritime/1er voyage Mai 1937/en laison avec/Air France Air Afrique", ms "Bruxelles-Paris-Dakar-Pointe Noire", two uncommon and attractive se tanant Congo/Belgium publicity labels verso. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, May 14
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: Belgium

Description: Air France/Aeromaritime extension to Douala and Pointe Noire, Thieux (Belgium) to Pointe Noire (French Congo), bs 20/5, grey/blue Air France/Aeromaritime air cover franked 5F25, black framed "Service Aerien Senegal-Congo/Aeromaritime/1er voyage Mai 1937/en laison avec/Air France Air Afrique", ms "Bruxelles-Paris-Dakar-Pointe Noire", two uncommon and attractive se tanant Congo/Belgium publicity labels verso. Nice item.