Lot Number: 674

(Ephemera) Belgium-Belgian Congo/ Par Avion, colour photograph, 13x9cm, of scarce Sabina label showing camel in desert with trimotor plane flying overhead.Image.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Belgium-Belgian Congo/ Par Avion, colour photograph, 13x9cm, of scarce Sabina label showing camel in desert with trimotor plane flying overhead.Image.
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Lot Number: 378

(Gold Coast) Aeromaritime/Air France extension of the Dakar-Takoradi service to Pointe Noire (French Congo) via Lagos, Duala, Libreville and Port Gentil.  Imprint etiquette Aeromaritime cover from Gold Coast to French Congo, posted Accra 29/5, bs Pointe Noire 17/6, Sekondi 30/5 transit cds, bears red boxed F/F cachet "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937". Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater - Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi. According to advertisements the first outward flight of this new weekly service is understood to have reached Pointe Noire on 20/5, but this cover suggests that the first stop at Takoradi may have been one week later. See an illustration and discussion of this particular cover in McCaig's article on West African Airmails, page 2, Postal History Journal, June 1980.  Also McCaig #779, and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle.

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Date: 1937, May 29
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Aeromaritime/Air France extension of the Dakar-Takoradi service to Pointe Noire (French Congo) via Lagos, Duala, Libreville and Port Gentil. Imprint etiquette Aeromaritime cover from Gold Coast to French Congo, posted Accra 29/5, bs Pointe Noire 17/6, Sekondi 30/5 transit cds, bears red boxed F/F cachet "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937". Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater - Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi. According to advertisements the first outward flight of this new weekly service is understood to have reached Pointe Noire on 20/5, but this cover suggests that the first stop at Takoradi may have been one week later. See an illustration and discussion of this particular cover in McCaig's article on West African Airmails, page 2, Postal History Journal, June 1980. Also McCaig #779, and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle.
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Lot Number: 219

(France) WWII censored airmail France to French Congo, Lussac Les Chateaux to Pointe Noire, via Cotonou 21/3 and Brazzaville 1/5, franked 4F overseas ordinary + 4F50 airmail surcharge, sealed 'Controle Postal/ France Libre Afrique Francaise' censor tape tied by pointed oval ‘Ouvert Par L’Autorite Militaire’ censor mark, also black circular ‘Afrique Territorial Francaise'  and small 'A/3' in circle censor marks. nice routing. Image.

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Date: 1942, Mar 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: France

Description: WWII censored airmail France to French Congo, Lussac Les Chateaux to Pointe Noire, via Cotonou 21/3 and Brazzaville 1/5, franked 4F overseas ordinary + 4F50 airmail surcharge, sealed 'Controle Postal/ France Libre Afrique Francaise' censor tape tied by pointed oval ‘Ouvert Par L’Autorite Militaire’ censor mark, also black circular ‘Afrique Territorial Francaise' and small 'A/3' in circle censor marks. nice routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 215

(France) WWII censored airmail Toulouse to Jadotville, Belgian Congo, bs 28/6.via Marseille Gare Avion 5/6 and Elizabethville 27/6, franked 2F50 overseas postage and 9F air, canc Toulouse cds, sealed plain brown censor tape tied by black 'Censure Congo Belgique' censor mark. Interesting wartime item with good routing. Image.

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Date: 1940, Jun 2
Est. price: £30.00
Category: France

Description: WWII censored airmail Toulouse to Jadotville, Belgian Congo, bs 28/6.via Marseille Gare Avion 5/6 and Elizabethville 27/6, franked 2F50 overseas postage and 9F air, canc Toulouse cds, sealed plain brown censor tape tied by black 'Censure Congo Belgique' censor mark. Interesting wartime item with good routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 134

(Belgium) Sabena, Brussels to Leopoldville, 25/2,  in 25 hours, carried on the first direct flight via Lagos, and return Leo 27/2-Brussels 28/1. Attractive printed souvenir cover, franked Belgium and Congo stamps, both correctly postmarked and outward and return flight cachets on front.

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Date: 1946, Feb 24
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena, Brussels to Leopoldville, 25/2, in 25 hours, carried on the first direct flight via Lagos, and return Leo 27/2-Brussels 28/1. Attractive printed souvenir cover, franked Belgium and Congo stamps, both correctly postmarked and outward and return flight cachets on front.
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Lot Number: 124

(Belgium) Raid Rubin record flight in DH Comet by Waller & Franchome, from Belgium-Congo in 22hrs, Brussels to Leopoldville, bs 22/12, boxed red special flight cachet, typed 'Raid Rubin', very fine. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 15
Est. price: £13.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Raid Rubin record flight in DH Comet by Waller & Franchome, from Belgium-Congo in 22hrs, Brussels to Leopoldville, bs 22/12, boxed red special flight cachet, typed 'Raid Rubin', very fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 128

(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: 109

(Belgian Congo) F/F in 25 hours, Leopoldvile to Brussels 28/2, attractive souvenir cover franked 7F50, sabena.

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

Description: F/F in 25 hours, Leopoldvile to Brussels 28/2, attractive souvenir cover franked 7F50, sabena.
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Lot Number: 111

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels, bs 1/3, attractive red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked  8F50, 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: £12.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels, bs 1/3, attractive red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 8F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.
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Lot Number: 104

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of Congo mail for Belgium for carriege on the new Toulouse route, using Dakar instead of Casablanca, and first announced in "Avis au Publique" by C. Damien, Le Percepteur Principal at Leopoldville on 19/10/1925. A cover addressed to Avers, Belgium, bs 23/11,  Dakar 16/11 transit cds, franked 30c ordinary and 1920 air set of 4, canc Luebo cds, black boxed"Avion" hs, Flown SABENA Luebo-Kinshasha, boat Matadi-Dakar, then Latecoere to Europe via Dakar. Nice item. See Belgian Congo Air Rates 1920-1940 by F. Broeckaert. Ex Clowes. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Image.

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Date: 1925, Oct 23
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of Congo mail for Belgium for carriege on the new Toulouse route, using Dakar instead of Casablanca, and first announced in "Avis au Publique" by C. Damien, Le Percepteur Principal at Leopoldville on 19/10/1925. A cover addressed to Avers, Belgium, bs 23/11, Dakar 16/11 transit cds, franked 30c ordinary and 1920 air set of 4, canc Luebo cds, black boxed"Avion" hs, Flown SABENA Luebo-Kinshasha, boat Matadi-Dakar, then Latecoere to Europe via Dakar. Nice item. See Belgian Congo Air Rates 1920-1940 by F. Broeckaert. Ex Clowes. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Image.
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Lot Number: 105

(Belgian Congo) Fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted return flight, Leopoldville to Brussels (bs 1/3/31). The flight return flight had to terminate at Fort Lamy where mail was forwarded by surface to Belgium, Ni 301217. Official cover from Director General of Congo Posts and Telegraphs, embossed logo on flap, addressed to Director General of Posts, Brussels, correctly rated Congo 5f Air+ 1F, typed "Par Avion/Laison Belgique-Congo", blue/white etiquette BCO-A-1, rated rare by Mair. Nice item with a particularly good provenance. Image.

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Date: 1930, Dec 15
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted return flight, Leopoldville to Brussels (bs 1/3/31). The flight return flight had to terminate at Fort Lamy where mail was forwarded by surface to Belgium, Ni 301217. Official cover from Director General of Congo Posts and Telegraphs, embossed logo on flap, addressed to Director General of Posts, Brussels, correctly rated Congo 5f Air+ 1F, typed "Par Avion/Laison Belgique-Congo", blue/white etiquette BCO-A-1, rated rare by Mair. Nice item with a particularly good provenance. Image.
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Lot Number: 110

(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: 108

(Belgian Congo) WWII censored F/F Leopoldville to Johannesburg, Leopoldville to Durban, via Eloisabethville, 15/3, high franking registered (label) commercial corner cover franked eight stamps 33F (one damaged, see scan), black framed "1er depart laison aerienne/Congo-Afrique du Sud/***** Mars 1941", large unidentified black "C.R." hand stamp verso. Scarce item.

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Date: 1941, Mar 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: WWII censored F/F Leopoldville to Johannesburg, Leopoldville to Durban, via Eloisabethville, 15/3, high franking registered (label) commercial corner cover franked eight stamps 33F (one damaged, see scan), black framed "1er depart laison aerienne/Congo-Afrique du Sud/***** Mars 1941", large unidentified black "C.R." hand stamp verso. Scarce item.
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Lot Number: 107

(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: 106

(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: 84

(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: £125.00
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: 9

(Collections) Belgium, 15 first and special flights, 1930-1953 including 1931 28/2 intended first acceptance for Sudan for Carriage on first London-East Africa service, 1935 15/11 Brussels-Elizabethville Sabina extension , 1936 19/8 Astrid memorial week Ostend-Leopoldville and return, 24/10 Brussels-Lisbon and return, 1937 26th/x 5 international aeronautical show, 5/4 Brussels-Prague Direct, 25/9 aeronautical exhibition special flight to the Congo and back, 1938 19/1 100th flight Brussels-Leopoldville and return, 1947 18/5 Cipex Brussels-New York x3 franked Bovesse, Vandevelde and Damianus sets, 1936.  Condition fine, no duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, 15 first and special flights, 1930-1953 including 1931 28/2 intended first acceptance for Sudan for Carriage on first London-East Africa service, 1935 15/11 Brussels-Elizabethville Sabina extension , 1936 19/8 Astrid memorial week Ostend-Leopoldville and return, 24/10 Brussels-Lisbon and return, 1937 26th/x 5 international aeronautical show, 5/4 Brussels-Prague Direct, 25/9 aeronautical exhibition special flight to the Congo and back, 1938 19/1 100th flight Brussels-Leopoldville and return, 1947 18/5 Cipex Brussels-New York x3 franked Bovesse, Vandevelde and Damianus sets, 1936. Condition fine, no duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 8

(Collections) Belgian Congo, four original B&W photographs,17x23cm, taken during the second regular flight from Brussels, 8th March 1935. One shows the Fokker F.VII 'Leopold Rodger' on the tarmac shortly before departure at Haren Airport Brussels; another of the plane being refuelled at a barren spot at Niamey in French West Africa; another taken at Reggan in Southern Algeria, the last stop before the flight was over the worst section of the Sahara, and another being refuelled from petrol drums at Coquilhatville in the Belgian Congo. A rare group. Image.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgian Congo, four original B&W photographs,17x23cm, taken during the second regular flight from Brussels, 8th March 1935. One shows the Fokker F.VII 'Leopold Rodger' on the tarmac shortly before departure at Haren Airport Brussels; another of the plane being refuelled at a barren spot at Niamey in French West Africa; another taken at Reggan in Southern Algeria, the last stop before the flight was over the worst section of the Sahara, and another being refuelled from petrol drums at Coquilhatville in the Belgian Congo. A rare group. Image.
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Lot Number: 3

(Collections) Africa, a selection of eight first flight covers, 1930-47, comprising 1930 6/7 Alger to Clermont Ferand 6/7; 1932 22/1 Cape Town to Cornwall GB 17/2; 1937 20/11 Soudan Francais Kayes to Dakar 23/11; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo Leopoldville to Kikwit 25/10; 1939 17/4 Alger to Paris 16/4; 1940 20/2 Guinea Francaise to Dabola 20/2 Mu #12d 74 flown; 1946 St Louis Senegal to Paris 9/3 Par Hydravion/Lionel de Marmier'; 1947 21/8 Pointe a Pitre Guadeloupe to Fort de France Martinique 22/8. An interesting fine to very fine lot, all with arrival date stamps and official cachets. Image.

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Africa, a selection of eight first flight covers, 1930-47, comprising 1930 6/7 Alger to Clermont Ferand 6/7; 1932 22/1 Cape Town to Cornwall GB 17/2; 1937 20/11 Soudan Francais Kayes to Dakar 23/11; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo Leopoldville to Kikwit 25/10; 1939 17/4 Alger to Paris 16/4; 1940 20/2 Guinea Francaise to Dabola 20/2 Mu #12d 74 flown; 1946 St Louis Senegal to Paris 9/3 Par Hydravion/Lionel de Marmier'; 1947 21/8 Pointe a Pitre Guadeloupe to Fort de France Martinique 22/8. An interesting fine to very fine lot, all with arrival date stamps and official cachets. Image.
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Lot Number: 1

(Collections) Africa, 1930-46, 10 first flight covers comprising 1930 23/1 Tunisia to Paris Exceptionel; 1935 1/4  Algeria to Paris 3/4;1936 29/10 Lagos to Kano 9/10; 1937 20/5 Cameroun, Douala to France 29/5; 1937 15/11 test flight Guinea, Tambacounda to French Soudan 15/11; 1938 14/11 Casablanca to Tunis 15/11; 1939 7/11 Belgian Congo, Costermansville to Stanleyville 30/11; 1940 10/9 Guinea, Conakry to Saint Louis 11/9;  1946 16/1 Circuit Transmauritanien St Louis  Senegal to Tamchaket 18/1; 1946 26/1 Senegal, St Louis to Port Etienne 26/1. Fine to very fine, all with appropriate flight cachets. Image.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Africa, 1930-46, 10 first flight covers comprising 1930 23/1 Tunisia to Paris Exceptionel; 1935 1/4 Algeria to Paris 3/4;1936 29/10 Lagos to Kano 9/10; 1937 20/5 Cameroun, Douala to France 29/5; 1937 15/11 test flight Guinea, Tambacounda to French Soudan 15/11; 1938 14/11 Casablanca to Tunis 15/11; 1939 7/11 Belgian Congo, Costermansville to Stanleyville 30/11; 1940 10/9 Guinea, Conakry to Saint Louis 11/9; 1946 16/1 Circuit Transmauritanien St Louis Senegal to Tamchaket 18/1; 1946 26/1 Senegal, St Louis to Port Etienne 26/1. Fine to very fine, all with appropriate flight cachets. Image.
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Lot Number: 2

(Collections) Africa, 1931-45 first flights, 8 covers comprising 1931 10/3 Kisumu to London;1937 20/5 Port Etienne to Pointe Noire 20/5 30/11; 1938 20/11; Brussels to Belgian Congo and return; 1938 5/4 Tunis to Brazzaville 14/6; 1938 2/4 Dakar to Paris; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo, Kikwit to Tshikapa 25/10; 1941 12/12 Lagos to Leopoldville 12/12; 1945 2/8 Tunis to Ankara 18/8. A tasteful lot, all with official fight cachets. Fine to very Fine (photo on web site).

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Africa, 1931-45 first flights, 8 covers comprising 1931 10/3 Kisumu to London;1937 20/5 Port Etienne to Pointe Noire 20/5 30/11; 1938 20/11; Brussels to Belgian Congo and return; 1938 5/4 Tunis to Brazzaville 14/6; 1938 2/4 Dakar to Paris; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo, Kikwit to Tshikapa 25/10; 1941 12/12 Lagos to Leopoldville 12/12; 1945 2/8 Tunis to Ankara 18/8. A tasteful lot, all with official fight cachets. Fine to very Fine (photo on web site).
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