Lot Number: 712

(Ephemera) Pan Am Canton Island Base, B&W photocard, 15x9cm, showing early phase in the construction of the base for the FAM 19 service, also 150 word explanatory text .

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Pan Am Canton Island Base, B&W photocard, 15x9cm, showing early phase in the construction of the base for the FAM 19 service, also 150 word explanatory text .
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Lot Number: 722

(Ephemera) Banhidi and Bisitsante, two famous Hungarian pilots of the Gerle 13 biplane, original unused B&W photocard. Bבnhidi achieved fame with the Gerle 13 when in 1933 he made a long-distance flight of 12,258 km around the Mediterranean. Later the same year, he flew from Hungary through northern Europe to England and back to Hungary,his route taking him from Debrecen to Rapla, Helsingfors, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Croydon, and then non-stop back to Debrecen.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Banhidi and Bisitsante, two famous Hungarian pilots of the Gerle 13 biplane, original unused B&W photocard. Bבnhidi achieved fame with the Gerle 13 when in 1933 he made a long-distance flight of 12,258 km around the Mediterranean. Later the same year, he flew from Hungary through northern Europe to England and back to Hungary,his route taking him from Debrecen to Rapla, Helsingfors, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Croydon, and then non-stop back to Debrecen.
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Lot Number: 663

(Vietnam) F/F FAM 14, Saigon to Wake Island, bs 31/5, red three line "Saigon San Francisco" cachet, plain cover franked $7 90c, Pan Am

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Date: 1953, May 27
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Vietnam

Description: F/F FAM 14, Saigon to Wake Island, bs 31/5, red three line "Saigon San Francisco" cachet, plain cover franked $7 90c, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 627

(United States) Pan Am FAM 18 F/F Northern Transatlantic Route, New York to Foynes, attractive and uncommon cover franked 30, large official magenta flight cachet on front and violet diamond arrival cachet verso.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £12.00
Category: United States

Description: Pan Am FAM 18 F/F Northern Transatlantic Route, New York to Foynes, attractive and uncommon cover franked 30, large official magenta flight cachet on front and violet diamond arrival cachet verso.
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Lot Number: 625

(United States) Pan Am FAM 18 F/F Southern Transatlantic Route, New York- Marseilles, bs 22/5, beautiful souvenir Crosby cover with black embossed eagle over shield and photo of 'Yankee Clipper' at mooring.

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Date: 1939, May 20
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: Pan Am FAM 18 F/F Southern Transatlantic Route, New York- Marseilles, bs 22/5, beautiful souvenir Crosby cover with black embossed eagle over shield and photo of 'Yankee Clipper' at mooring.
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Lot Number: 629

(United States) FAM 5 New Orleans service to Guatemala City, New Orleans to Managua, 13/6 arrival de on front, Pan Am red/blue/pale grey souvenir airmail cover, 24cmx 10cm, imprint etiquette "First Flight/Airmail/New Orleans/To/Managua/June 13 1945", large black framed 'Vuelo Inaugural/Ruta/New Orleans-Panama'. Scarce, this particlar leg is currently unlisted.

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Date: 1943, Jun 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: United States

Description: FAM 5 New Orleans service to Guatemala City, New Orleans to Managua, 13/6 arrival de on front, Pan Am red/blue/pale grey souvenir airmail cover, 24cmx 10cm, imprint etiquette "First Flight/Airmail/New Orleans/To/Managua/June 13 1945", large black framed 'Vuelo Inaugural/Ruta/New Orleans-Panama'. Scarce, this particlar leg is currently unlisted.
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Lot Number: 626

(United States) Pan Am FAM 18 F/F New York-Shediac, magenta official cachet on front, dark blue/white/red 'TransAtlanticFirst Flight' souvenir cover, signed by pilot Capt. Harold Grey.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: Pan Am FAM 18 F/F New York-Shediac, magenta official cachet on front, dark blue/white/red 'TransAtlanticFirst Flight' souvenir cover, signed by pilot Capt. Harold Grey.
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Lot Number: 615

(United States) F/F FAM 9, Miami to Montevideo, b/s, via Cristobal, airmail cover franked 55c, purple framed flight cachet, Pan Am. Singed by the pilot an the postmaster.

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Date: 1930, Jan 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: United States

Description: F/F FAM 9, Miami to Montevideo, b/s, via Cristobal, airmail cover franked 55c, purple framed flight cachet, Pan Am. Singed by the pilot an the postmaster.
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Lot Number: 630

(United States) F/F FAM 24, New York to Stockholm, red/cream souvenir cover franked 30c air, Feb 3 1946 Stockholm airpost arrival ds, , American Overseas Airlines. Uncommon.

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Date: 1946, Feb 01
Est. price: £15.00
Category: United States

Description: F/F FAM 24, New York to Stockholm, red/cream souvenir cover franked 30c air, Feb 3 1946 Stockholm airpost arrival ds, , American Overseas Airlines. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 606

(Surinam) FAM 6 F/F Paramibo to Georgetown, British Guiana, bs 25/9, registered (label) cover (10x 22cm) franked 52 1/2c, cancelled Paramibo/25.9.29 dated cachet, typed "Per first air mail service of Pan American Airways Inc/lead by Colonel Charles Lindbergh on the inaugural trip in September 1929", flown by Lindbergh.

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Date: 1929, Sep 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Surinam

Description: FAM 6 F/F Paramibo to Georgetown, British Guiana, bs 25/9, registered (label) cover (10x 22cm) franked 52 1/2c, cancelled Paramibo/25.9.29 dated cachet, typed "Per first air mail service of Pan American Airways Inc/lead by Colonel Charles Lindbergh on the inaugural trip in September 1929", flown by Lindbergh.
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Lot Number: 602

(South Africa) WWII uncensored airmail, Johannesburg to Chicago, bs 23/5, plain cover franked 3/6d single rate,  uncommon red framed "Airmail-Lugpost/Via West Coast" directional hand stamp, sealed US EB Examiner 30886 (Miami) censor tape. Likely flown by Sabena from Johannesburg up West Coast to Leopoldville, then OAT to Miami by US FAM 22, then US internal airline to Chicago. Could be a nice example of the important role Sabena played in linking South Africa to the Western Hemisphere during WWII, see Boyle, p686. A nice one for further study.

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Date: 1945, Apr 21
Est. price: £50.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII uncensored airmail, Johannesburg to Chicago, bs 23/5, plain cover franked 3/6d single rate, uncommon red framed "Airmail-Lugpost/Via West Coast" directional hand stamp, sealed US EB Examiner 30886 (Miami) censor tape. Likely flown by Sabena from Johannesburg up West Coast to Leopoldville, then OAT to Miami by US FAM 22, then US internal airline to Chicago. Could be a nice example of the important role Sabena played in linking South Africa to the Western Hemisphere during WWII, see Boyle, p686. A nice one for further study.
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Lot Number: 580

(Singapore) F/F FAM 14, Singapore to Honolulu, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.

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Date: 1941, May 10
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Singapore

Description: F/F FAM 14, Singapore to Honolulu, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.
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Lot Number: 581

(Singapore) F/F FAM 14, Singapore to San Francisco, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.

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Date: 1941, May 10
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Singapore

Description: F/F FAM 14, Singapore to San Francisco, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.
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Lot Number: 530

(Nicaragua) Pan Am FAM 5, F/F Managua (Nicaragua) to Miami, no arrival b/s, printed W.J.Swinson airmail cover, franked 36c, large black special flight (Managua) cachet. Signed in ink by pilot C.D. Swinson. Muller #4, 2000 Ff.

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Date: 1929, May 15
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Nicaragua

Description: Pan Am FAM 5, F/F Managua (Nicaragua) to Miami, no arrival b/s, printed W.J.Swinson airmail cover, franked 36c, large black special flight (Managua) cachet. Signed in ink by pilot C.D. Swinson. Muller #4, 2000 Ff.
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Lot Number: 525

(New Zealand) 

Trans pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to London, no arrival ds, franked 10/- and 8/- Fiscal and 3d (3x 6/3d), etiquette, typed 'Transpacific Airmail', black/white NZ censor tape tied by violet "Passed By Censor NZ/34" censor mark. Triple rated correctly for  3x 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item.

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Date: 1940, Aug 28
Est. price: £450.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to London, no arrival ds, franked 10/- and 8/- Fiscal and 3d (3x 6/3d), etiquette, typed 'Transpacific Airmail', black/white NZ censor tape tied by violet "Passed By Censor NZ/34" censor mark. Triple rated correctly for 3x 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item.
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Lot Number: 526

(New Zealand) First inclusion of Fiji in FAM 19 service,  Auckland to Suva, airmail cover franked 1/3d, official cachet.

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Date: 1941, Nov 11
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First inclusion of Fiji in FAM 19 service, Auckland to Suva, airmail cover franked 1/3d, official cachet.
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Lot Number: 523

(New Zealand) First Flight of theTrans-Pacific air all the way service from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to Surrey, franked 6/- Fiscal and 3d, violet framed "New Zealand-USA/Air Mail Service/New Caledonia, Canton Is and Hawaii", typed 'Per Trans Pacific Air Mail via USA', sealed black/white NZ censor tape and tied by circular violet "Passed By Censor NZ/35" censor mark. Correctly rated for 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London,  A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. Scarce WWII item.

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Date: 1940, Jul 18
Est. price: £250.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First Flight of theTrans-Pacific air all the way service from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to Surrey, franked 6/- Fiscal and 3d, violet framed "New Zealand-USA/Air Mail Service/New Caledonia, Canton Is and Hawaii", typed 'Per Trans Pacific Air Mail via USA', sealed black/white NZ censor tape and tied by circular violet "Passed By Censor NZ/35" censor mark. Correctly rated for 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London, A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. Scarce WWII item.
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Lot Number: 490

(New Caledonia) Pan Am, F/F FAM 19, Noumea to Suva, bs 13/11, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1933 1st Anniv. of Paris-Noumea 1F, 1.25F,1.50F & 1.75F (cat SG £40.00 used), official red flight cachet, Attractive item.

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Date: 1941, Nov 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Caledonia

Description: Pan Am, F/F FAM 19, Noumea to Suva, bs 13/11, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1933 1st Anniv. of Paris-Noumea 1F, 1.25F,1.50F & 1.75F (cat SG £40.00 used), official red flight cachet, Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 487

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for NWI for carriage on the Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, Amsterdam to Curacao, bs 6/6, via Marseille Gare Avion 24/5 and New York 27/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Scarce.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for NWI for carriage on the Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, Amsterdam to Curacao, bs 6/6, via Marseille Gare Avion 24/5 and New York 27/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Scarce.
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Lot Number: 488

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Southampton to New York, bs 27/5, via Marseille Gare Avion 25/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 40c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Uncommon.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Southampton to New York, bs 27/5, via Marseille Gare Avion 25/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 40c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 481

(Mexico) Pan Am F/F FAM 5, Merida to New Orleans, bs 14/6 'Buy War Savings Stamps and Bonds machine cancel,  Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, SA corner cover, franked 20c, canc Merida cds, sealed US (New York, Philatelic) censor tape tying red/white/blue PAA airmail etiquette. An uncommon cover with an uncommon censor seal

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Date: 1943, Jun 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Mexico

Description: Pan Am F/F FAM 5, Merida to New Orleans, bs 14/6 'Buy War Savings Stamps and Bonds machine cancel, Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, SA corner cover, franked 20c, canc Merida cds, sealed US (New York, Philatelic) censor tape tying red/white/blue PAA airmail etiquette. An uncommon cover with an uncommon censor seal
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Lot Number: 445

(Jamaica) Pan Am F/F FAM 6 Kingston to Santo Domingo, bs 9/8,registered (label) cover franked1/-,canc Kington reg oval Aug 6 1932 ds, violet framed official flight cachet on front, and red special arrival ds diamond cachet verso, pale blue/dark blue etiquette. Signd by the pilot Capt.J.H.Tilton.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Jamaica

Description: Pan Am F/F FAM 6 Kingston to Santo Domingo, bs 9/8,registered (label) cover franked1/-,canc Kington reg oval Aug 6 1932 ds, violet framed official flight cachet on front, and red special arrival ds diamond cachet verso, pale blue/dark blue etiquette. Signd by the pilot Capt.J.H.Tilton.
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Lot Number: 443

(Jamaica) F/F FAM 6 Kingston to Haiti, bs Port au Prince 8/8, plain cover franked 10d, violet framed official flight cachet, pale blue/dark blue etiquette, Pan Am.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Jamaica

Description: F/F FAM 6 Kingston to Haiti, bs Port au Prince 8/8, plain cover franked 10d, violet framed official flight cachet, pale blue/dark blue etiquette, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 444

(Jamaica) F/F FAM 6 Kingston to San Pedro de Macoris, plain cover franked 10d, violet framed official flight cachet, bs 9/8 and special arrival ds cachet on front, pale blue/dark blue etiquette, Pan Am.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Jamaica

Description: F/F FAM 6 Kingston to San Pedro de Macoris, plain cover franked 10d, violet framed official flight cachet, bs 9/8 and special arrival ds cachet on front, pale blue/dark blue etiquette, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 426

(Iraq) Baghdad to Cairo airmail, Baghdad to Ismailia, Egypt, bs 19/4, via Alexandria 17/4, 70 Squadron RAF cover with blue demi-wing lion and '70 Squadron RAF' embossed on flap, franked 6 annas. Moved to Iraq in 1923 and re-equipped with Vernon bombers/transports which were flew on the Cairo-Baghdad air mail run until 1927. During this time, the Squadron also took part in operations against rebel tribesmen and insurgents on the Turkish frontier and received Victorias shortly before the famous evacuation of Kabul in 1928.

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Date: 1929, Apr 15
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Iraq

Description: Baghdad to Cairo airmail, Baghdad to Ismailia, Egypt, bs 19/4, via Alexandria 17/4, 70 Squadron RAF cover with blue demi-wing lion and '70 Squadron RAF' embossed on flap, franked 6 annas. Moved to Iraq in 1923 and re-equipped with Vernon bombers/transports which were flew on the Cairo-Baghdad air mail run until 1927. During this time, the Squadron also took part in operations against rebel tribesmen and insurgents on the Turkish frontier and received Victorias shortly before the famous evacuation of Kabul in 1928.
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Lot Number: 412

(India) World War II censored airmail flown all the way from India to London, commercial airmail etiquette cover with company's name printed on flap, franked 4R 5 1/2a3R 5 annas, canc Calcutta cds, typed 'India-Chungking-England', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape, India black crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated for carriage all the way by BOAC from Calcutta  to Rangoon , by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Chungking and Hong Kong, by Pan Am FAM14 to San Francisco, by US internal airline to New York, by Pan Am FAM19 to Lisbon, then by BOAC/KLM to London (see Boyle p795). A super WWI item carried on a route which only existed for five months from Dec 1940 to April 1941.

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Date: 1941, Jun 18
Est. price: £250.00
Category: India

Description: World War II censored airmail flown all the way from India to London, commercial airmail etiquette cover with company's name printed on flap, franked 4R 5 1/2a3R 5 annas, canc Calcutta cds, typed 'India-Chungking-England', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape, India black crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated for carriage all the way by BOAC from Calcutta to Rangoon , by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Chungking and Hong Kong, by Pan Am FAM14 to San Francisco, by US internal airline to New York, by Pan Am FAM19 to Lisbon, then by BOAC/KLM to London (see Boyle p795). A super WWI item carried on a route which only existed for five months from Dec 1940 to April 1941.
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Lot Number: 380

(Hong Kong) High franking WWII censored Hong Kong to United States, bs Decateur 16/6, via Honolulu 11/6 and San Francisco 13/6, registered (label) cover (10x20cm)  franked KGVI $5, $2 and 25c, red/white/blue Pan Am airmail etiquette, purple 'Registered' hs, sealed OBC/Hong Kong Crown GR censor tape tied by HK censor mark, flown by 'Philippine Clipper' on FAM14. Rough opening bottom edge versd, see scan.

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Date: 1941, Jun 3
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: High franking WWII censored Hong Kong to United States, bs Decateur 16/6, via Honolulu 11/6 and San Francisco 13/6, registered (label) cover (10x20cm) franked KGVI $5, $2 and 25c, red/white/blue Pan Am airmail etiquette, purple 'Registered' hs, sealed OBC/Hong Kong Crown GR censor tape tied by HK censor mark, flown by 'Philippine Clipper' on FAM14. Rough opening bottom edge versd, see scan.
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Lot Number: 378

(Hong Kong) F/F Clipper Mail FAM 14, Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, attractive and uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover, franked $1 and 50,25,2,3 ct's, fine strike purple 'Hong Kong to
Honolulu/Received First Flight FAM 14' cachet

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Date: 1937, Apr 19
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: F/F Clipper Mail FAM 14, Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, attractive and uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover, franked $1 and 50,25,2,3 ct's, fine strike purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu/Received First Flight FAM 14' cachet
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Lot Number: 379

(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

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Date: 1937, Apr 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 369

(Guadeloupe) First Guadeloupe acceptance, bs 25/9,  for the Pan Am F/F FAM 6 service from San Juan to St Johns bs 23/9, flown by Lindburgh in Sikorsky S-38A amphibian.,

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Date: 1929, Sep 22
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Guadeloupe

Description: First Guadeloupe acceptance, bs 25/9, for the Pan Am F/F FAM 6 service from San Juan to St Johns bs 23/9, flown by Lindburgh in Sikorsky S-38A amphibian.,
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Lot Number: 359

(Germany) Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5).  A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jan 8
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5). A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.
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Lot Number: 244

(GB External) The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.

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Date: 1942, Sep 17
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.
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Lot Number: 243

(GB External) The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.

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Date: 1942, Sep 12
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.
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Lot Number: 234

(GB External) F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Southampton to Shediac, bs 1/7, plain registered (label) cover franked KGV 2 1/2d x2, 3d & 10d, uncommon black circular flight cachet "First Official Flight North Atlantic/June 30th 1939 Air Mail".

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Date: 1939, Jun 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Southampton to Shediac, bs 1/7, plain registered (label) cover franked KGV 2 1/2d x2, 3d & 10d, uncommon black circular flight cachet "First Official Flight North Atlantic/June 30th 1939 Air Mail".
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Lot Number: 126

(China) WWII uncensored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to England, 'Registered London oval 6 Dec 40' arrival ds, via Honolulu 16/11 and New York 20/11, red/grey Air Orient envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am Fam 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am Fam 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England. Departure of clipper delayed at Hong Kong until 11/11. Small non invasive top edge tear, closed at the front. A nice wartime cover with great routing.

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Date: 1940, Oct 31
Est. price: £85.00
Category: China

Description: WWII uncensored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to England, 'Registered London oval 6 Dec 40' arrival ds, via Honolulu 16/11 and New York 20/11, red/grey Air Orient envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am Fam 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am Fam 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England. Departure of clipper delayed at Hong Kong until 11/11. Small non invasive top edge tear, closed at the front. A nice wartime cover with great routing.
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Lot Number: 125

(China) F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, Shanghai to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.45, fine official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet,  fine blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet , also nice violet "Via CNAC - Hongkong/and by US Air Service" and "Shanghai to San Francisco" cachets also on front. Super item.

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £70.00
Category: China

Description: F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, Shanghai to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.45, fine official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, fine blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet , also nice violet "Via CNAC - Hongkong/and by US Air Service" and "Shanghai to San Francisco" cachets also on front. Super item.
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Lot Number: 118

(Canal Zone) F/F FAM 9, Cristobal to Buenos Aires, franked 52c, violet rectangular flight cachet, bs 14/10, Pan American-Grace Airways. Carried by Sikorsky S-38A amphibian to Guayaquil, then Ford trimotor landplanes across the Andes to BA.

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Date: 1929, Oct 8
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Canal Zone

Description: F/F FAM 9, Cristobal to Buenos Aires, franked 52c, violet rectangular flight cachet, bs 14/10, Pan American-Grace Airways. Carried by Sikorsky S-38A amphibian to Guayaquil, then Ford trimotor landplanes across the Andes to BA.
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Lot Number: 71

(Azores) F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, bs 27/5, blue cachet, b/s, uncommon cream/grey black souvenir cover with attractive picture of flying boat in flight, Pan Am.

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Date: 1939, May 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Azores

Description: F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, bs 27/5, blue cachet, b/s, uncommon cream/grey black souvenir cover with attractive picture of flying boat in flight, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 70

(Azores) F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, blue cachet, b/s, very attractive and uncommon cream/light blue and red souvenir 'map'' cover with "New York First Transatlantic Air Mail Service/Over the Southern Route" text, Pan Am.

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Date: 1939, May 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Azores

Description: F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, blue cachet, b/s, very attractive and uncommon cream/light blue and red souvenir 'map'' cover with "New York First Transatlantic Air Mail Service/Over the Southern Route" text, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 57

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, 'air all the way' from Australia to Canada, Double Bay to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to Canada, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to Ottawa. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

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Date: 1940, Oct 23
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, 'air all the way' from Australia to Canada, Double Bay to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to Canada, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to Ottawa. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
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Lot Number: 56

(Australia) First acceptance of mail from Australia to Netherlands, Rose Bay to Rotterdam, for carriage from New Zealand on the inaugural  Pan Am FAM19 service from Auckland 20 Jul 40 to San Francisco 24 Jul 1940 arrival ds. NOTE, this mail was sent  from Sydney to New Zealand on RMS 'Niagara'  on 29 August 1939 and delayed in NZ due to the outbreak of WWII. Airmail etiquette cover franked 3/9d Australia stamps, canc 'Rose Bay 29 Jul 39' cds and 'Auckland 19 Jl 40' cds, official violet framed "New Zealand-USA" fight cachet, typed "New Zealand/to/ USA ". Small mail,  Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 29
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail from Australia to Netherlands, Rose Bay to Rotterdam, for carriage from New Zealand on the inaugural Pan Am FAM19 service from Auckland 20 Jul 40 to San Francisco 24 Jul 1940 arrival ds. NOTE, this mail was sent from Sydney to New Zealand on RMS 'Niagara' on 29 August 1939 and delayed in NZ due to the outbreak of WWII. Airmail etiquette cover franked 3/9d Australia stamps, canc 'Rose Bay 29 Jul 39' cds and 'Auckland 19 Jl 40' cds, official violet framed "New Zealand-USA" fight cachet, typed "New Zealand/to/ USA ". Small mail, Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 165

(GB External) F/F London to Brussels, Handley Page Transport, 19 VII 1920 arrival ds on front, plain cover 4d (first flight reduced from 2s to 2d airmail fee) cancelled with Brixton machine cancellation of 18 Jul, ms 'Air Mail' in red, black '417' in circle (Brussels PO mark). Addressed to Fred Melville, the famous British philatelist. The first airmail service to Belgium,  Newall 420u. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, hardly detracts, see scan. A rare item with a great provenance. Included also is a B&W photo, 10x8cm, of a 'London to Brussels' mail bag being loaded aboard a Handley Page plane.

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Date: 1920, Jul 19
Est. price: £285.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Brussels, Handley Page Transport, 19 VII 1920 arrival ds on front, plain cover 4d (first flight reduced from 2s to 2d airmail fee) cancelled with Brixton machine cancellation of 18 Jul, ms 'Air Mail' in red, black '417' in circle (Brussels PO mark). Addressed to Fred Melville, the famous British philatelist. The first airmail service to Belgium, Newall 420u. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, hardly detracts, see scan. A rare item with a great provenance. Included also is a B&W photo, 10x8cm, of a 'London to Brussels' mail bag being loaded aboard a Handley Page plane.
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Lot Number: 72

(Bahamas) Scarce F/F FAM 33, Nassau to Baltimore, no cachet, no bs, air cover, Eastern Airlines. It is reported that none of the 19 covers actually flown were back stamped by the Baltimore PM because "no proper cachet had been used". Only 19 flown.

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Date: 1968, Jun 22
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Bahamas

Description: Scarce F/F FAM 33, Nassau to Baltimore, no cachet, no bs, air cover, Eastern Airlines. It is reported that none of the 19 covers actually flown were back stamped by the Baltimore PM because "no proper cachet had been used". Only 19 flown.
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