Lot Number: 458

(Liberia) Air France/Aeromaritime, Liberia-Jamaica, registered cover from Monrovia (Liberia) postmarked Monrovia, date illegible, but typed date of April 15, 1938, transit b/s London April 23, ms arrival b/s (in pencil May 10, 1938). Typed instruction “Via Dakar-Paris”. Franked with Scott nos. C3A and C3E (2 pairs), likely Monrovia to Dakar by Aיromaritime, Dakar to France by Air France, then by air to England, and England (Liverpool) by ship to Jamaica.

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Date: 1938, Apr 15
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Liberia

Description: Air France/Aeromaritime, Liberia-Jamaica, registered cover from Monrovia (Liberia) postmarked Monrovia, date illegible, but typed date of April 15, 1938, transit b/s London April 23, ms arrival b/s (in pencil May 10, 1938). Typed instruction “Via Dakar-Paris”. Franked with Scott nos. C3A and C3E (2 pairs), likely Monrovia to Dakar by Aיromaritime, Dakar to France by Air France, then by air to England, and England (Liverpool) by ship to Jamaica.
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Lot Number: 361

(Gold Coast) Aeromaritime/Air France, F/F cover from Gold Coast to England, via Sekondi  4/3, carried from Takoradi-Dakar on the first return of the Dakar-Cotonau service, which linked with the Air France South America-Europe service, franked 1/6d, canc Accra 3/3/37 cds, violet boxed "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937" cachet. Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater, on the en route for Dakar. Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi.  Similar cover described and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002. Only 7 flown on this leg. Also contains a letter from PMG Accra on with Gold Coast Colony logo confirming first regular dispatch by French Aeromaritime to Europe via Dcakar and Paris.

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Date: 1937, Mar 3
Est. price: £90.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Aeromaritime/Air France, F/F cover from Gold Coast to England, via Sekondi 4/3, carried from Takoradi-Dakar on the first return of the Dakar-Cotonau service, which linked with the Air France South America-Europe service, franked 1/6d, canc Accra 3/3/37 cds, violet boxed "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937" cachet. Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater, on the en route for Dakar. Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi. Similar cover described and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002. Only 7 flown on this leg. Also contains a letter from PMG Accra on with Gold Coast Colony logo confirming first regular dispatch by French Aeromaritime to Europe via Dcakar and Paris.
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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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