Lot Number: 152
|Date: 1937, May 14|
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.
Lot Number: 162
|Date: 1930, Jul 12|
Description: Early Compagnie Generale Aeropostale 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), Rio de Janero to Paris, no arrival ds, red/blue/pale grey Compagnie Gיnיrale Aיropostale special envelope franked Sc. 254, C20 and C22, canc nice strike large black oval double ring ds with outline of monoplane (used by Aeropostale on their Buenos Aires-Natal-Dakar service, illustrated Kriebel pp11,12,13). Flown Buenos Aires-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). Ironed vertical crease.