Lot Number: 56

(Collection) World War II, Operation Manna, a five page exhibit to commemorate the 40th anniversary (1/4/45) of a humanitarian food drop carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Holland, undertaken by Allied bomber crews during the final days of World War II in Europe comprising three black and white photo cards showing Lancaster aircraft of bomber Command over Holland during the operation, and four commemorative picture postcards (two signed). Image.

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Est. price: £40.00
Category: Collection

Description: World War II, Operation Manna, a five page exhibit to commemorate the 40th anniversary (1/4/45) of a humanitarian food drop carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Holland, undertaken by Allied bomber crews during the final days of World War II in Europe comprising three black and white photo cards showing Lancaster aircraft of bomber Command over Holland during the operation, and four commemorative picture postcards (two signed). Image.
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Lot Number: 491

(United States) Acceptance for India for carriage on the FAM 14 F/F from US to Hong Kong, San Francisco to Karachi, framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/5 May 37' hs cancelling airmail etiquette, via Hong Kong 28/4, and reposted to Calcutta 11/5, plain cover franked new issue 50c & 20c, fine strike blue F/14 official cachet 'F/F to Asia' globe overlying 'San Francisco to Hong Kong' globe. HK became the gateway for Far East mail addressed to points beyond and was forwarded by air, as far as India, at no extra cost by airlines of China and by Imperial Airways, scarce. A great item for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1937, Apr 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: United States

Description: Acceptance for India for carriage on the FAM 14 F/F from US to Hong Kong, San Francisco to Karachi, framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/5 May 37' hs cancelling airmail etiquette, via Hong Kong 28/4, and reposted to Calcutta 11/5, plain cover franked new issue 50c & 20c, fine strike blue F/14 official cachet 'F/F to Asia' globe overlying 'San Francisco to Hong Kong' globe. HK became the gateway for Far East mail addressed to points beyond and was forwarded by air, as far as India, at no extra cost by airlines of China and by Imperial Airways, scarce. A great item for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 495

(United States) First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service,  Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds.  Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £325.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service, Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds. Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 492

(United States) First Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-New York via France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii. A quadruple first flight cover being a first acceptance for the carriage of US mail for Marseilles (FAM 18), Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) via the inaugural Pan Am Southern Atlantic route, then FAM 14 to San Francisco and United Airlines to New York on the final legs of this first PAA/IAW round the world flight.  Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 20/5, Marseilles 22/5 and New York 13/6 and official US/Pam flight cachet.. Displayed on three album pages including press cuttings, a compliments slip signed by William van Dusen, and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An superb exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, May 20
Est. price: £225.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-New York via France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii. A quadruple first flight cover being a first acceptance for the carriage of US mail for Marseilles (FAM 18), Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) via the inaugural Pan Am Southern Atlantic route, then FAM 14 to San Francisco and United Airlines to New York on the final legs of this first PAA/IAW round the world flight. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 20/5, Marseilles 22/5 and New York 13/6 and official US/Pam flight cachet.. Displayed on three album pages including press cuttings, a compliments slip signed by William van Dusen, and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An superb exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 494

(United States) 

A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £225.00
Category: United States

Description: A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 499

(United States) First Westerly Round the World Service By a Single Carrier, FAM 18/FAM 14 San Francisco to New York 4/7, via Calcutta 30/6, also detailed account attractively displayed on album leaf, see scan.

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Date: 1947, Jun 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: First Westerly Round the World Service By a Single Carrier, FAM 18/FAM 14 San Francisco to New York 4/7, via Calcutta 30/6, also detailed account attractively displayed on album leaf, see scan.
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Lot Number: 481

(Trinidad) F/F FAM 6, Port of Spain to Miami, registered (label) cover franked 2/-, 1929 red on cream etiquette rated rare (Mair),  b/s.

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Date: 1929, Sep 23
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Trinidad

Description: F/F FAM 6, Port of Spain to Miami, registered (label) cover franked 2/-, 1929 red on cream etiquette rated rare (Mair), b/s.
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Lot Number: 482

(Trinidad) Very scarce F/F FAM 5 Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, bs 7/1, via Miami, registered (label) cover franked 11d, black 'R' in oval tying blue/white winged 'PAA' vignette, Pan Am.  Ref Locke JM, 1962. On Jan 9, 1931 Kingston replaced Ceinfuegos as the express service overnight stop - AAMC III 2004, p52.

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Date: 1931, Jan 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Trinidad

Description: Very scarce F/F FAM 5 Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, bs 7/1, via Miami, registered (label) cover franked 11d, black 'R' in oval tying blue/white winged 'PAA' vignette, Pan Am. Ref Locke JM, 1962. On Jan 9, 1931 Kingston replaced Ceinfuegos as the express service overnight stop - AAMC III 2004, p52.
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Lot Number: 483

(Trinidad) Completing the Lindberg Circle, F/F FAM 5, Port of Spain to La Guaira, Venezuela, 13/2 arrival ds on front, airmail cover franked 1/1d, Pan Am.

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Date: 1931, Feb 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Trinidad

Description: Completing the Lindberg Circle, F/F FAM 5, Port of Spain to La Guaira, Venezuela, 13/2 arrival ds on front, airmail cover franked 1/1d, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 465

(Sweden) KLM/Pan Am first flight cover on wartime connection between Scandinavia and USA on 2/4/40, Stockholm to New York, bs 4/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 85 ore, typed "To be sent by the first air mail service/Amsterdam-Lissabon on the 2nd of April 1940/From Malmo on the 1st of April", black boxed 'Par service Aerien/transatlantique/Lissabon-Etats Unis'. Carried on the KLM F/F Stockholm-Amsterdam-Lisbon, then FAM 18 to New York. A scarce and significant wartime item.

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Date: 1940, Mar 31
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Sweden

Description: KLM/Pan Am first flight cover on wartime connection between Scandinavia and USA on 2/4/40, Stockholm to New York, bs 4/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 85 ore, typed "To be sent by the first air mail service/Amsterdam-Lissabon on the 2nd of April 1940/From Malmo on the 1st of April", black boxed 'Par service Aerien/transatlantique/Lissabon-Etats Unis'. Carried on the KLM F/F Stockholm-Amsterdam-Lisbon, then FAM 18 to New York. A scarce and significant wartime item.
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Lot Number: 396

(Philippines) Doubled censored wartime airmail,  Manila to London, airmail cover franked 1P 12c, violet 'Via Clipper' hs, typed 'Via Clipper/from Manila to USA/Via Sea Mail /from USA to England'. sealed brown likely US censor tap overlaid by GB PC90 OBE 686 censor tape, Flown to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM14 and US internal air service to New York, then sea to England. Image.

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Date: 1941, Nov 17
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Philippines

Description: Doubled censored wartime airmail, Manila to London, airmail cover franked 1P 12c, violet 'Via Clipper' hs, typed 'Via Clipper/from Manila to USA/Via Sea Mail /from USA to England'. sealed brown likely US censor tap overlaid by GB PC90 OBE 686 censor tape, Flown to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM14 and US internal air service to New York, then sea to England. Image.
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Lot Number: 395

(Philippines) Double rate uncensored wartime airmail,  'air all the way by air' Pan Am trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Manila to London, bs 30/11, via Honolulu 1/11 and New York 15/11, imprint etiquette airmail cover correctly rated 3 Pesos 58c (2x P1.72 + registration fee), violet framed 'Registered/Postal Stationary No 1 Manila/Philippines/Oct 23 1940' postmark front and verso, purple 'Air-Mail PAA Clipper' hand stamp. Flown by the two ocean clipper service to the UK, flown Pan Am 14 Manila to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM18  trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. Great routing, see Image.

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Date: 1940, Oct 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Philippines

Description: Double rate uncensored wartime airmail, 'air all the way by air' Pan Am trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Manila to London, bs 30/11, via Honolulu 1/11 and New York 15/11, imprint etiquette airmail cover correctly rated 3 Pesos 58c (2x P1.72 + registration fee), violet framed 'Registered/Postal Stationary No 1 Manila/Philippines/Oct 23 1940' postmark front and verso, purple 'Air-Mail PAA Clipper' hand stamp. Flown by the two ocean clipper service to the UK, flown Pan Am 14 Manila to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. Great routing, see Image.
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Lot Number: 390

(Palestine) WWII censored Tel Aviv to Buenos Aires, BA Central PO 143 arrival hs, via Miami Aug 12 1944 transit cds, registered imprint etiquette airmail cover, franked 165ml, canc Tel Aviv oval ds, ms 'Written in Yiddish', sealed B&W Palestine OBE  KK/38147 censor tape tied by violet framed Palestine censor mark. Correctly rated for carriage by Ala Littoria from Cairo to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US internal air service to Miami, then by Pan Am to destination. Good routing.

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Date: 1944, Jul 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Palestine

Description: WWII censored Tel Aviv to Buenos Aires, BA Central PO 143 arrival hs, via Miami Aug 12 1944 transit cds, registered imprint etiquette airmail cover, franked 165ml, canc Tel Aviv oval ds, ms 'Written in Yiddish', sealed B&W Palestine OBE KK/38147 censor tape tied by violet framed Palestine censor mark. Correctly rated for carriage by Ala Littoria from Cairo to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US internal air service to Miami, then by Pan Am to destination. Good routing.
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Lot Number: 389

(Palestine) WWII censored  high franking trans Africa/ two ocean cover Tel Aviv to London, 18 May 1944 arrival hs on front, via Miami 25/4 and New York 27/4, registered (label) airmail cover, franked  420ml, canc Tel Aviv oval ds, ms 'Written in Yiddish', sealed B&W Palestine OBE  KK/38147 censor tape tied by violet framed Palestine censor mark. Carried .BOAC/Sabena to Lagos, Pan Am to Miami 25/4, censored en route at Bermuda where sealed PC90 OBE 3085 censor tape, US internal air service to New York 27/4, Pan Am FAM 18  to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London..A great WWII item with superb routing.

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Date: 1944, Mar 27
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Palestine

Description: WWII censored high franking trans Africa/ two ocean cover Tel Aviv to London, 18 May 1944 arrival hs on front, via Miami 25/4 and New York 27/4, registered (label) airmail cover, franked 420ml, canc Tel Aviv oval ds, ms 'Written in Yiddish', sealed B&W Palestine OBE KK/38147 censor tape tied by violet framed Palestine censor mark. Carried .BOAC/Sabena to Lagos, Pan Am to Miami 25/4, censored en route at Bermuda where sealed PC90 OBE 3085 censor tape, US internal air service to New York 27/4, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London..A great WWII item with superb routing.
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Lot Number: 374

(Newfoundland) Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6.
Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1938, May 12
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6. Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 371

(New Zealand) Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 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 in fine condition. Image,

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Date: 1940, Aug 28
Est. price: £175.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 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 in fine condition. Image,
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Lot Number: 365

(Netherlands East Indies) 
WWII censored air all the way 'Two Ocean' airmail,  Batavia to London, via Honolulu 26/8 and New York 29/8, registered (label) imprint etiquette cover, franked 1G 15c, red 'Censureed/5' NEI censor mark on front. Flown KNLIM to Manila, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A well documented WWII item in fine example of KNILM/PAA "two ocean" mail service via Manila; suspended after Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941, see Boyle p 820-828.

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Date: 1941, Aug 15
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Netherlands East Indies

Description: WWII censored air all the way 'Two Ocean' airmail, Batavia to London, via Honolulu 26/8 and New York 29/8, registered (label) imprint etiquette cover, franked 1G 15c, red 'Censureed/5' NEI censor mark on front. Flown KNLIM to Manila, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A well documented WWII item in fine example of KNILM/PAA "two ocean" mail service via Manila; suspended after Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941, see Boyle p 820-828.
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Lot Number: 364

(Netherlands East Indies) WWII dual censored cover flown by air 'Two Ocean/All the Way by Air' from Batavia to England, bs 5/9, via Honolulu 09/8 transit cds, registered (label) cover franked 2G 5c canc Batavia cds, sealed black/brown 'Door Censuur Geopend' NEI censor tape tied by red NEI censor mark also red '....Geteekend/Gecensureed'  and red 'Ec.C' NEI censor marks, and resealed with B&W GB/Caribbean PC90 OBE 31842216 censor tape, typed 'KLM/Trans-Tasman/PAA to USA/Onward air transmission'. Carried by KNILM to Sydney, via Trans Tasman to Auckland, Pan Am FAM9 to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon, and European air service to England. A well documented WWII item with great routing. Two small non invasive closed top edge tears. Do not detract, see image.

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Date: 1941, Jul 31
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Netherlands East Indies

Description: WWII dual censored cover flown by air 'Two Ocean/All the Way by Air' from Batavia to England, bs 5/9, via Honolulu 09/8 transit cds, registered (label) cover franked 2G 5c canc Batavia cds, sealed black/brown 'Door Censuur Geopend' NEI censor tape tied by red NEI censor mark also red '....Geteekend/Gecensureed' and red 'Ec.C' NEI censor marks, and resealed with B&W GB/Caribbean PC90 OBE 31842216 censor tape, typed 'KLM/Trans-Tasman/PAA to USA/Onward air transmission'. Carried by KNILM to Sydney, via Trans Tasman to Auckland, Pan Am FAM9 to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon, and European air service to England. A well documented WWII item with great routing. Two small non invasive closed top edge tears. Do not detract, see image.
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Lot Number: 362

(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: £35.00
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: 330

(Iraq) WWII high frank censored  'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific.  Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Jul 22
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Iraq

Description: WWII high frank censored 'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific. Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 305

(Hong Kong) WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover  franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.

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Date: 1941, Mar 28
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.
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Lot Number: 304

(Hong Kong) Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, official violet flight cachet..

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

Description: Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, official violet flight cachet..
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Lot Number: 291

(Gold Coast) American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. Crossed the Atlantic twice by air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 23
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. Crossed the Atlantic twice by air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.
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Lot Number: 237

(GB External) WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jul 9
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 238

(GB External) World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-,  canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route',  sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated  5/-  at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India.  Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air.  A great item, full of history.

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Date: 1941, Dec 2
Est. price: £225.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-, canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated 5/- at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India. Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air. A great item, full of history.
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Lot Number: 239

(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 18
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: 159

(Egypt) WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, May 30
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 146

(China) WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and  'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail 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, Route F Boyd p772).   A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Aug 20
Est. price: £125.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and 'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail 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, Route F Boyd p772). A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 141

(China) F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, Shanghai to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.45, official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet,  fine blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet , and fine red straight line 'Via Hongkong & by U.S. Air Service' hs, typed "Via C.N.A.C. -Hongkong/U.S. Air Service.Image.

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £50.00
Category: China

Description: F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, Shanghai to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.45, official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, fine blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet , and fine red straight line 'Via Hongkong & by U.S. Air Service' hs, typed "Via C.N.A.C. -Hongkong/U.S. Air Service.Image.
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Lot Number: 145

(China) WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40)  for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.

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Date: 1941, Jun 6
Est. price: £100.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40) for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.
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Lot Number: 140

(China) F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds,  official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, and fine official blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet, also red two line 'First Flight China Clipper/China-USA' and blue 'Via CNAC-Hong Kong/and US Air Service', registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom and gold "First Air Mail/China to USA" illustrated vignette.

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £55.00
Category: China

Description: F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds, official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, and fine official blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet, also red two line 'First Flight China Clipper/China-USA' and blue 'Via CNAC-Hong Kong/and US Air Service', registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom and gold "First Air Mail/China to USA" illustrated vignette.
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Lot Number: 137

(Chile) Guillaumet flight, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Valparaiso September 15, 1932 addressed to Husum (Germany) with arrival b/s September 27th. This cover was certainly flown across the Andes from Santiago (Chile) to Mendoza and then to Buenos Aires by famous pilot Henri Guillaumet. After his well-known flights in 1929 and 1930, Guillaumet did the weekly cross-Andes flights from May 24, 1932 to September 15, 1934 (CAF Bulletin no. 30 p.15 note.).

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Date: 1932, Sep 15
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Chile

Description: Guillaumet flight, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Valparaiso September 15, 1932 addressed to Husum (Germany) with arrival b/s September 27th. This cover was certainly flown across the Andes from Santiago (Chile) to Mendoza and then to Buenos Aires by famous pilot Henri Guillaumet. After his well-known flights in 1929 and 1930, Guillaumet did the weekly cross-Andes flights from May 24, 1932 to September 15, 1934 (CAF Bulletin no. 30 p.15 note.).
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Lot Number: 97

(Azores) Dixie Clipper, first passenger paying flight on FAM 18 southern route, Horta to USA, plain PC franked 1$75 x2 ( some lower edge damage on one stamp - see scan) + 50c, canc Horta 3 Jul 39, blue/whit airmail etiquette, typed 'Par Avion/Pan American Dixie Clipper' on front and 'First Passenger Flight/June 28, 1939' verso. Scarce.

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Date: 1939, May 28
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Azores

Description: Dixie Clipper, first passenger paying flight on FAM 18 southern route, Horta to USA, plain PC franked 1$75 x2 ( some lower edge damage on one stamp - see scan) + 50c, canc Horta 3 Jul 39, blue/whit airmail etiquette, typed 'Par Avion/Pan American Dixie Clipper' on front and 'First Passenger Flight/June 28, 1939' verso. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 84

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Australia to England, Sydney to London,' censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 3/11d (1/-x3,9d and 2d), ms 'Via Canada', violet Australia S.109 censor mark, Correctly rated 3/11d for the air/sea service to England, TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air services to New York, then by sea to London. Image.

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Date: 1940, Oct 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Australia to England, Sydney to London,' censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 3/11d (1/-x3,9d and 2d), ms 'Via Canada', violet Australia S.109 censor mark, Correctly rated 3/11d for the air/sea service to England, TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air services to New York, then by sea to London. Image.
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Lot Number: 86

(Australia) The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. 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. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 6
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. 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. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.
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Lot Number: 85

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the 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. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails. Image.

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Date: 1941, Feb 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the 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. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails. Image.
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