Lot Number: 154

(Chile) Chile to Spain, Air France aviso service(1/3/28-31/12/35) using fast ex navy destroyers (9 day transit France-S. America, of which 5 days were at sea), Santiago to Malaga, bs Alicante machine cancel, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked Sc. 185, C19, C39 and C43, canc Santiago cds. Flown over the Andes to Buenos Aires and on to Natal by Aeropostale Aeroposta Argentina S.A, then carried  by fast aviso from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale (this service started in 1925). 3mm non invasive trim along top edge.

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Date: 1934, Sep 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Chile

Description: Chile to Spain, Air France aviso service(1/3/28-31/12/35) using fast ex navy destroyers (9 day transit France-S. America, of which 5 days were at sea), Santiago to Malaga, bs Alicante machine cancel, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked Sc. 185, C19, C39 and C43, canc Santiago cds. Flown over the Andes to Buenos Aires and on to Natal by Aeropostale Aeroposta Argentina S.A, then carried by fast aviso from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale (this service started in 1925). 3mm non invasive trim along top edge.
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Lot Number: 199

(French Sudan) Kayes to Chateroux, bs 29/11, registered (label) airmail cover, 21x14cm, franked 6F75c, carried by rail from Kayes to Dakar, then by Aeropostale to Toulouse.

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Date: 1927, Nov 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: French Sudan

Description: Kayes to Chateroux, bs 29/11, registered (label) airmail cover, 21x14cm, franked 6F75c, carried by rail from Kayes to Dakar, then by Aeropostale to Toulouse.
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Lot Number: 198

(French Ivory Coast) Ivory Coast to Switzerland, Abidjan to Bienne, correctly franked 1F75 postage + 4F air surcharge, Flown Abidjan to Dakar by Aeromaritime, on to Marseilles by Air France then surface to Bienne.

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Date: 1938, Feb 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: French Ivory Coast

Description: Ivory Coast to Switzerland, Abidjan to Bienne, correctly franked 1F75 postage + 4F air surcharge, Flown Abidjan to Dakar by Aeromaritime, on to Marseilles by Air France then surface to Bienne.
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Lot Number: 221

(GB External) Seldom seen, GB to Sierra Leone flown by Air France, London to Freetown, bs 4/10 and Cline Town 4/10, via Dakar/Senegal/27 Sept 37 transit cds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 9d, canc 'London FS/29 Sep 1937/Airmail'. Carried by French service at the 9d per 1.2oz rate introduced on 8th January, 1935.

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Date: 1937, Sep 20
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Seldom seen, GB to Sierra Leone flown by Air France, London to Freetown, bs 4/10 and Cline Town 4/10, via Dakar/Senegal/27 Sept 37 transit cds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 9d, canc 'London FS/29 Sep 1937/Airmail'. Carried by French service at the 9d per 1.2oz rate introduced on 8th January, 1935.
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Lot Number: 215

(GB External) French Air Service, London to Accra, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 11d, carried by Air France from Paris 15/12 to Dakar 17/12, then by sea to Gold Coast.. Nice routing.

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Date: 1934, Dec 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: French Air Service, London to Accra, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 11d, carried by Air France from Paris 15/12 to Dakar 17/12, then by sea to Gold Coast.. Nice routing.
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Lot Number: 216

(GB External) French Air Service, London to Accra, bs 14/9, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 10d, carried by Air France from Paris 24/8 to Dakar 17/8, then by sea to Gold Coast.. Nice routing.

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Date: 1935, Aug 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: French Air Service, London to Accra, bs 14/9, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 10d, carried by Air France from Paris 24/8 to Dakar 17/8, then by sea to Gold Coast.. Nice routing.
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Lot Number: 476

(Spain) Acceptance from Spain for Argentina, pre-printed Spanish Air France registered cover postmarked Cadiz April 1, 1935 addressed to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s April 11th. Large "Viva Cristo Rey" sticker on back. It is known that mail left Paris on April 6th to be carried on all-air service using the Santos Dumont (flight 15A) but known examples of that mail have an arrival b/s in Buenos Aires of April 9th. It is possible that this cover was flown to Dakar but arrived too late for the Santos Dumont flight and put on board the usual aviso instead. In other words, there may have been two sets of mail for that date, the mail gathered in Paris for a direct Toulouse/Marseille - Dakar- Natal flight,and the mail picked up on the way which followed the usual plane-aviso scenario. Collot and Cornu do not expand on this possibility.

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Date: 1935, Apr 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Spain

Description: Acceptance from Spain for Argentina, pre-printed Spanish Air France registered cover postmarked Cadiz April 1, 1935 addressed to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s April 11th. Large "Viva Cristo Rey" sticker on back. It is known that mail left Paris on April 6th to be carried on all-air service using the Santos Dumont (flight 15A) but known examples of that mail have an arrival b/s in Buenos Aires of April 9th. It is possible that this cover was flown to Dakar but arrived too late for the Santos Dumont flight and put on board the usual aviso instead. In other words, there may have been two sets of mail for that date, the mail gathered in Paris for a direct Toulouse/Marseille - Dakar- Natal flight,and the mail picked up on the way which followed the usual plane-aviso scenario. Collot and Cornu do not expand on this possibility.
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Lot Number: 424

(Sierra Leone) Sierra Leone-United States, Freetown to Lancaster, Penn, bs 7/2, airmail cover franked 1/-, 1d. 1/2d, ms "Par Avion de/Dakar a Toulouse", rarely seen black/grey blue "Par Avion/Dakar a Toulouse" etiquette " (SRL-A-1a). From Freetown went 550 miles by coasting steamer to Dakar. Sea services from Dakar to Freetown were unpredictable, and the connection at Toulouse was often missed.  An example of an early, seldom used, 'accelerated' service from Sierra Leone. The cover has a 3mm lh edge trim, otherwise fine, see scan.

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Date: 1927, Jun 9
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: Sierra Leone-United States, Freetown to Lancaster, Penn, bs 7/2, airmail cover franked 1/-, 1d. 1/2d, ms "Par Avion de/Dakar a Toulouse", rarely seen black/grey blue "Par Avion/Dakar a Toulouse" etiquette " (SRL-A-1a). From Freetown went 550 miles by coasting steamer to Dakar. Sea services from Dakar to Freetown were unpredictable, and the connection at Toulouse was often missed. An example of an early, seldom used, 'accelerated' service from Sierra Leone. The cover has a 3mm lh edge trim, otherwise fine, see scan.
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Lot Number: 426

(Sierra Leone) Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Magburaka to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 20 Nov receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, violet  straight line Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, black/pale blue 'Par Avion/Dakar a Toulouse' airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1939, Nov 7
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Magburaka to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 20 Nov receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, violet straight line Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, black/pale blue 'Par Avion/Dakar a Toulouse' airmail etiquette.
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