Lot Number: 49

(Collection) Singapore, 10 airmail covers 1932-37 including four first flights, 1933 Dec 29th Speedbird speedbird cover Singapore-London; 1934 Apr 14 Imperial Airways souvenir cover Penang-London, 1934 Dec 16 Singapore-Brisbane Kangaroo cover  21/12; 1937 June 28th Wearne's F/F Singapore- Penang. Also six Dutch Air Service airmails to Europe including 1932 Nov 10 Singapore-Alor Star-Amsterdam-Paris via Penang 11/10 and Paris 22/11 franked 1 $ 12c, three 1934-36-Holland(2) and England each franked 55c and one 1936 to Switzerland and another 1936 to Holland each franked 42c. Interesting lot .Image.

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Est. price: £50.00
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Description: Singapore, 10 airmail covers 1932-37 including four first flights, 1933 Dec 29th Speedbird speedbird cover Singapore-London; 1934 Apr 14 Imperial Airways souvenir cover Penang-London, 1934 Dec 16 Singapore-Brisbane Kangaroo cover 21/12; 1937 June 28th Wearne's F/F Singapore- Penang. Also six Dutch Air Service airmails to Europe including 1932 Nov 10 Singapore-Alor Star-Amsterdam-Paris via Penang 11/10 and Paris 22/11 franked 1 $ 12c, three 1934-36-Holland(2) and England each franked 55c and one 1936 to Switzerland and another 1936 to Holland each franked 42c. Interesting lot .Image.
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Lot Number: 35

(Collection) Great Britain, 10 first flight covers, 1931-39, including 1931 May 7, London-Canada, first combined sea and air service S.S. Duchess of Richmond and from Rimouski by aeroplane-Montreal bearing a 'Give your letter wings' etiquette on front and a 'Navy Week Portsmouth August 1st-8th' on the back; 1931 Feb 27 map covers London-Kisumu 10/3 and London-Mwanza 10/3; 1932 Apr 16 London-to Cyprus; 1934 imperial Airways kangaroo cover London-Melbourne 22/12; 1935 Apr 2 London-Budapest cachet; 1935 Apr 1 London-Prague; Empire Air Mail Scheme 1937 Jun 25 London-Durban and 1938 Jul 23 London-Auckland both with cachets; 1939 Aug 4 Imperial Airways London-New York 7/8. Nice lot, all fine. Images.

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Est. price: £80.00
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Description: Great Britain, 10 first flight covers, 1931-39, including 1931 May 7, London-Canada, first combined sea and air service S.S. Duchess of Richmond and from Rimouski by aeroplane-Montreal bearing a 'Give your letter wings' etiquette on front and a 'Navy Week Portsmouth August 1st-8th' on the back; 1931 Feb 27 map covers London-Kisumu 10/3 and London-Mwanza 10/3; 1932 Apr 16 London-to Cyprus; 1934 imperial Airways kangaroo cover London-Melbourne 22/12; 1935 Apr 2 London-Budapest cachet; 1935 Apr 1 London-Prague; Empire Air Mail Scheme 1937 Jun 25 London-Durban and 1938 Jul 23 London-Auckland both with cachets; 1939 Aug 4 Imperial Airways London-New York 7/8. Nice lot, all fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 36

(Collection) Great Britain, 16 first flight covers, 1928-1939, all originating from GB including 1928 Sep 5 London-Stockholm cachet; 1930 May 15 first night flight London-Hannover franked Empire Exhibition 1924 1d and 1 1/2d and UPU 2 1/2d; 1931 Feb 27 map cover imperial Airways London-Aswan 6/3; 1932 Apr 16 registered London-Cyprus; 1933 Nov 26th West Country Airways Plymouth-Southampton special 3d air stamp; 1933 Jul 1 speedbird cover London-Calcutta 9/7; 1933 Dec 8th speedbird cover London-Singapore; 1934 Apr 14th scarce first 6 day service London-Kuala Lumpur 23/4; 1934 Aug 20 RAS official covers London-Birmingham and Cardiff-Bristol; 1936 Jul 1 KLM Doncaster-Amsterdam; 1936 Mar 17th souvenir cover London-Malmo 17/3, 1937 May 13th Goodwill Flight New York-London 13/5; 1938 Oct 3 North Eastern Airways covers Newcastle-London, and Perth-London; 1939 Aug 4 Imperial Airways official cover franked 1/3d Southampton-Montreal 6/8. Good lot, all fine. Images.

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Est. price: £150.00
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Description: Great Britain, 16 first flight covers, 1928-1939, all originating from GB including 1928 Sep 5 London-Stockholm cachet; 1930 May 15 first night flight London-Hannover franked Empire Exhibition 1924 1d and 1 1/2d and UPU 2 1/2d; 1931 Feb 27 map cover imperial Airways London-Aswan 6/3; 1932 Apr 16 registered London-Cyprus; 1933 Nov 26th West Country Airways Plymouth-Southampton special 3d air stamp; 1933 Jul 1 speedbird cover London-Calcutta 9/7; 1933 Dec 8th speedbird cover London-Singapore; 1934 Apr 14th scarce first 6 day service London-Kuala Lumpur 23/4; 1934 Aug 20 RAS official covers London-Birmingham and Cardiff-Bristol; 1936 Jul 1 KLM Doncaster-Amsterdam; 1936 Mar 17th souvenir cover London-Malmo 17/3, 1937 May 13th Goodwill Flight New York-London 13/5; 1938 Oct 3 North Eastern Airways covers Newcastle-London, and Perth-London; 1939 Aug 4 Imperial Airways official cover franked 1/3d Southampton-Montreal 6/8. Good lot, all fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 52

(Collection) United States, 14 pioneer/early airmail flights, 1918-1934 including first US Government Flights 1918 May 27 New York-Philadelphia franked C3  May 27; 1924 July 3, Transcontinental Airmail Route New York-San Francisco Frank C6; 1925 July 1 First Overnight Flight Chicago-New York franked 10c inc C4  Jul 2; 1925 Sep 5 intended first flight New Orleans Pilottown-Honduras  September 5, cachet; 1926 four flights for inaugural airmail Contract Services ex Pueblo  May 31, Moline  May 12, San Francisco  September 15th, and Cheyenne  May 31; 1934 three Army Emergency Service flights, Mar 23-Apr 5, all pilot signed. Also three covers flown at the 2c rate, 1922 Aug 4 and Oct 5 canc 'International Aero Congress Oct', and1924 May 3 Chicago-Cleveland  AMF May 3 and US/Via/Air Mail winged cachet. All fine with flight cachets where appropriate. Images.

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Est. price: £150.00
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Description: United States, 14 pioneer/early airmail flights, 1918-1934 including first US Government Flights 1918 May 27 New York-Philadelphia franked C3 May 27; 1924 July 3, Transcontinental Airmail Route New York-San Francisco Frank C6; 1925 July 1 First Overnight Flight Chicago-New York franked 10c inc C4 Jul 2; 1925 Sep 5 intended first flight New Orleans Pilottown-Honduras September 5, cachet; 1926 four flights for inaugural airmail Contract Services ex Pueblo May 31, Moline May 12, San Francisco September 15th, and Cheyenne May 31; 1934 three Army Emergency Service flights, Mar 23-Apr 5, all pilot signed. Also three covers flown at the 2c rate, 1922 Aug 4 and Oct 5 canc 'International Aero Congress Oct', and1924 May 3 Chicago-Cleveland AMF May 3 and US/Via/Air Mail winged cachet. All fine with flight cachets where appropriate. Images.
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Lot Number: 53

(Collection) United States, 15 pioneer/early airmail flights, 1918-1934, including 1918 May 15 US Government Flight Washington-Philadelphia franked 24c  May 27th (weak depart cancellation but date just visible); US Government 1923 Aug 21 first transcontinental route with partial night flying test flight franked C2 New York-Cheyenne  Aug 22; 1924 July 1 first transcontinental route with night flying San Francisco-Cleveland franked C6; 1925 July 1 first overnight service Chicago AMF-New York franked 10c  Jul 2; 1926 four first flights for inaugural airmail Contract Services ex Atlanta  Sep 15, Chicago Jun 8, Washington Apr 6 and Seattle Sep 15; 1934 four Army Emergency Service flights, Mar 1-23, all pilot signed; All fine with flight cachets where appropriate. Images.

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Est. price: £125.00
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Description: United States, 15 pioneer/early airmail flights, 1918-1934, including 1918 May 15 US Government Flight Washington-Philadelphia franked 24c May 27th (weak depart cancellation but date just visible); US Government 1923 Aug 21 first transcontinental route with partial night flying test flight franked C2 New York-Cheyenne Aug 22; 1924 July 1 first transcontinental route with night flying San Francisco-Cleveland franked C6; 1925 July 1 first overnight service Chicago AMF-New York franked 10c Jul 2; 1926 four first flights for inaugural airmail Contract Services ex Atlanta Sep 15, Chicago Jun 8, Washington Apr 6 and Seattle Sep 15; 1934 four Army Emergency Service flights, Mar 1-23, all pilot signed; All fine with flight cachets where appropriate. Images.
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Lot Number: 40

(Collection) India, 1926-1946, selection of 13 first flights including 1927 February 14th, Stack and Leete special flight Karachi-Delhi fine strike violet special violet cachet and black Royal Air Force display hand stamp, 1927 February 2nd RAF Pageant Delhi-Risalpur, 1929 December 29th first India State Airmail Mail Karachi-Delhi, 1933 July 8th New Delhi-Cawnpore, 1937 November 10th Bombay-Gwalior, 1935 Jan 4th Bombay-Hyderabad, 1935 February 25 Bombay-Calcutta, 1936 December special Xmas flight India-Ceylon, 1937 April 15 Bombay-Buhj, Bhuj-Bombay and Karachi-Bhuj,  and 1940 May 3rd Baroda-Bhavangar, all fine and with appropriate departure postmarks, flight cachets and arrival date stamps. Also 1948 registered air mail-England franked 16as including 12as Gandhi, and a B&W picture of Juhu aerodrome showing transfer of TATA mail from the Karachi-the Madras service. Images.

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Est. price: £75.00
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Description: India, 1926-1946, selection of 13 first flights including 1927 February 14th, Stack and Leete special flight Karachi-Delhi fine strike violet special violet cachet and black Royal Air Force display hand stamp, 1927 February 2nd RAF Pageant Delhi-Risalpur, 1929 December 29th first India State Airmail Mail Karachi-Delhi, 1933 July 8th New Delhi-Cawnpore, 1937 November 10th Bombay-Gwalior, 1935 Jan 4th Bombay-Hyderabad, 1935 February 25 Bombay-Calcutta, 1936 December special Xmas flight India-Ceylon, 1937 April 15 Bombay-Buhj, Bhuj-Bombay and Karachi-Bhuj, and 1940 May 3rd Baroda-Bhavangar, all fine and with appropriate departure postmarks, flight cachets and arrival date stamps. Also 1948 registered air mail-England franked 16as including 12as Gandhi, and a B&W picture of Juhu aerodrome showing transfer of TATA mail from the Karachi-the Madras service. Images.
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Lot Number: 34

(Collection) Great Britain internal, collection of 23 first flights 1934-53 including 1934 10 May Apex card special cancellation and cachet, Highland Airways 1/12 Inverness-Kirkwall vignette ironed fold,  1/12 Kirkwall-Wick  Cross cover, RAS August 20 X 3, RAS September 25 last flight Cardiff-Liverpool, December 1 Highland AW X 3, 1935 2/12 RAS new service London-Liverpool, 1937 23/11 Allied AW Aberdeen-Lerwick, and 24/11 Lerwick-Aberdeen, 1938 May 3 Scottish Airways Kirkwall-Inverness, and October  10 NEA x2, 1939 22 May Guernsey-London Green cover, 1948 1/6 BEA Peterborough-Sheringham, Peterborough-King's Lynn and Peterborough-Cromer, 1951 16 January BEA air stamp letter Liverpool-Belfast, and 1953 25/11 BEA air stamp letter Nov Glasgow-London . Images.

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Est. price: £125.00
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Description: Great Britain internal, collection of 23 first flights 1934-53 including 1934 10 May Apex card special cancellation and cachet, Highland Airways 1/12 Inverness-Kirkwall vignette ironed fold, 1/12 Kirkwall-Wick Cross cover, RAS August 20 X 3, RAS September 25 last flight Cardiff-Liverpool, December 1 Highland AW X 3, 1935 2/12 RAS new service London-Liverpool, 1937 23/11 Allied AW Aberdeen-Lerwick, and 24/11 Lerwick-Aberdeen, 1938 May 3 Scottish Airways Kirkwall-Inverness, and October 10 NEA x2, 1939 22 May Guernsey-London Green cover, 1948 1/6 BEA Peterborough-Sheringham, Peterborough-King's Lynn and Peterborough-Cromer, 1951 16 January BEA air stamp letter Liverpool-Belfast, and 1953 25/11 BEA air stamp letter Nov Glasgow-London . Images.
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Lot Number: 33

(Collection) Great Britain collection of 15 British internal first flights 1934-51, inc RAS August 20th x3, November 30th London-Liverpool few light tone spots, Highland Airways Dec 1 Kirkwall-Inverness, Wick-Kirkwall, Kirkwall-Wick, and Inverness-Wick, 1938 3/10 North Eastern Airlines Perth-London, 1939 22/5 May Guernsey-England green souvenir cover, 1948 1/6 BEA Peterborough-Cromer, Peterborough-Norwich, 1957 January 16th Belfast-Liverpool FDI sixpence air letter stamp. Images.

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Est. price: £65.00
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Description: Great Britain collection of 15 British internal first flights 1934-51, inc RAS August 20th x3, November 30th London-Liverpool few light tone spots, Highland Airways Dec 1 Kirkwall-Inverness, Wick-Kirkwall, Kirkwall-Wick, and Inverness-Wick, 1938 3/10 North Eastern Airlines Perth-London, 1939 22/5 May Guernsey-England green souvenir cover, 1948 1/6 BEA Peterborough-Cromer, Peterborough-Norwich, 1957 January 16th Belfast-Liverpool FDI sixpence air letter stamp. Images.
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Lot Number: 39

(Collection) Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 18/12 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, 18/12 Salisbury-Bulawayo, 9/12 London-Port Elizabeth South Africa, 14/12 Kisumu-Cape -Town, Kisumu-London, and Mwanza-London; 1932 1/10 London-Bahrain souvenir cover, 21/1 Mpika-Cape -Town, and 27/1 Johannesburg-London; 1933 9/12  London-Bandon; 1936 29/10 Lagos-London, 29/10 Lagos-Oshogbo, and 17/3 London-Malmo Sweden; 1937 12/8 Gold Coast-Nigeria (April) scarce first experimental Intercolonial-Air Mail Accra-Lagos, and first regular air mail 1/10 Gold Coast-Nigeria; 1938 6/7 EAMS London-Sydney; 1939 4/8 Southampton-Botwood, and a London-New York-Montreal registered cover franked 1.6d inc KEVII set of four. All good-fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.

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Est. price: £150.00
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Description: Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 18/12 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, 18/12 Salisbury-Bulawayo, 9/12 London-Port Elizabeth South Africa, 14/12 Kisumu-Cape -Town, Kisumu-London, and Mwanza-London; 1932 1/10 London-Bahrain souvenir cover, 21/1 Mpika-Cape -Town, and 27/1 Johannesburg-London; 1933 9/12 London-Bandon; 1936 29/10 Lagos-London, 29/10 Lagos-Oshogbo, and 17/3 London-Malmo Sweden; 1937 12/8 Gold Coast-Nigeria (April) scarce first experimental Intercolonial-Air Mail Accra-Lagos, and first regular air mail 1/10 Gold Coast-Nigeria; 1938 6/7 EAMS London-Sydney; 1939 4/8 Southampton-Botwood, and a London-New York-Montreal registered cover franked 1.6d inc KEVII set of four. All good-fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.
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Lot Number: 58

(Collection) Worldwide, 19 first flight covers, 1961-69 including 1961 1/3 BA London-Paris , 20/7 Military flight Quito-Ecuador, 1962 7/1 Britannia Nairobi-Mauritius, 1963 4/5 Caracas-Paris, 10/9 Kuala Lumpur-Jesselton , 1964 4/11 BUA Great Britain-Nairobi , 3/7 Quito-Panama , 1967 14/9 Papua New Guinea-Hong Kong, 25/10 direct Los Angeles-Darwin, 1968 26/4 Addis Ababa-Madrid, 1969 9/4 Concorde Filton-Fairford, 1969 1/1 BA Trident London-Moscow. All fine no duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £25.00
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Description: Worldwide, 19 first flight covers, 1961-69 including 1961 1/3 BA London-Paris , 20/7 Military flight Quito-Ecuador, 1962 7/1 Britannia Nairobi-Mauritius, 1963 4/5 Caracas-Paris, 10/9 Kuala Lumpur-Jesselton , 1964 4/11 BUA Great Britain-Nairobi , 3/7 Quito-Panama , 1967 14/9 Papua New Guinea-Hong Kong, 25/10 direct Los Angeles-Darwin, 1968 26/4 Addis Ababa-Madrid, 1969 9/4 Concorde Filton-Fairford, 1969 1/1 BA Trident London-Moscow. All fine no duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 57

(Collection) Worldwide 32 first flights (1950-66), nice postmarks and cachets, good to fine, including 1950 Solent Flying Boat Wellington-Sydney, Beirut-New York, 1952 First Direct Airmail Great Britain-Falkland Islands,1953 Pan Am Singapore-Saigon, Christchurch Air Race Amsterdam-Christchurch NZ some light toning, 1957 scarce 20th anniversary first passenger flight Bermuda-New York, Alger-Burdeau, 1959 BOAC Comet 4 London-Tokyo 1955 Caicos Islands-Perth, Quito-New York, 1960 Comet 4 Athens-Beirut, 1963 Jesselton-Kuala Lumpur, Oskar Bider Langenbruck-Zurich ,Luanda-Lisbon, 1964 first scheduled Air Service Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1969 
very scarce Eastern Airlines first flight Kingston Jamaica-New York, 
believed only 15th flown, and several others. Good lot, no duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £150.00
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Description: Worldwide 32 first flights (1950-66), nice postmarks and cachets, good to fine, including 1950 Solent Flying Boat Wellington-Sydney, Beirut-New York, 1952 First Direct Airmail Great Britain-Falkland Islands,1953 Pan Am Singapore-Saigon, Christchurch Air Race Amsterdam-Christchurch NZ some light toning, 1957 scarce 20th anniversary first passenger flight Bermuda-New York, Alger-Burdeau, 1959 BOAC Comet 4 London-Tokyo 1955 Caicos Islands-Perth, Quito-New York, 1960 Comet 4 Athens-Beirut, 1963 Jesselton-Kuala Lumpur, Oskar Bider Langenbruck-Zurich ,Luanda-Lisbon, 1964 first scheduled Air Service Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1969 very scarce Eastern Airlines first flight Kingston Jamaica-New York, believed only 15th flown, and several others. Good lot, no duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 24

(Collection) Concorde, collection of 19 first flights 1969-2003, noted 1969 first flight in UK from Filton , Toulouse-Balnac, 1976 London-Glasgow, Bahrain-London ,London- San Juan- London,  London- Bahrain , London-Washington , 1977 Paris-New York, Singapore-London, First Transatlantic Day T5ip , 1984 London-Keflavik, 1985 London-Cape Town, Cape Town-London, London-Perth. Image.

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Est. price: £50.00
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Description: Concorde, collection of 19 first flights 1969-2003, noted 1969 first flight in UK from Filton , Toulouse-Balnac, 1976 London-Glasgow, Bahrain-London ,London- San Juan- London, London- Bahrain , London-Washington , 1977 Paris-New York, Singapore-London, First Transatlantic Day T5ip , 1984 London-Keflavik, 1985 London-Cape Town, Cape Town-London, London-Perth. Image.
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Lot Number: 12

(Collection) BOAC miscellany of 32 first flights, 1950-1970 , from the following worldwide services including  London-Lima, London-Nandi, Polar Flight, South Pacific, London-Mexico City, Comet 1, Britannia, Rolls-Royce 707 and London-Tokyo, and several others . All fine, light duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £60.00
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Description: BOAC miscellany of 32 first flights, 1950-1970 , from the following worldwide services including London-Lima, London-Nandi, Polar Flight, South Pacific, London-Mexico City, Comet 1, Britannia, Rolls-Royce 707 and London-Tokyo, and several others . All fine, light duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 32

(Collection) Great Britain airlines, Anglia Airways ,12 first flights 1974-77 comprising Edinburgh-Norwich, Norwich-Aberdeen, Aberdeen-Leeds, Aberdeen-Edinburgh, Edinburgh-Aberdeen, Amsterdam-Edinburgh, Amsterdam-Humberside, Humberside-Jersey, Norwich-Birmingham, Leeds-Amsterdam, Queen's visit-Birmingham 1977, and Amsterdam-Jersey.  Air Anglia was a wholly privately owned, independent British regional airline formed at Norwich Airport in 1970. All fine, no duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £50.00
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Description: Great Britain airlines, Anglia Airways ,12 first flights 1974-77 comprising Edinburgh-Norwich, Norwich-Aberdeen, Aberdeen-Leeds, Aberdeen-Edinburgh, Edinburgh-Aberdeen, Amsterdam-Edinburgh, Amsterdam-Humberside, Humberside-Jersey, Norwich-Birmingham, Leeds-Amsterdam, Queen's visit-Birmingham 1977, and Amsterdam-Jersey. Air Anglia was a wholly privately owned, independent British regional airline formed at Norwich Airport in 1970. All fine, no duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 11

(Collection) BOAC Britannia, collection of 16 first flights, 1957 /1960, including  outward flights from Great Britain to USA, Aden, Australia, Venezuela and Mauritius, and inward flights from Venezuela, India, South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Sudan, Columbia, USA, Mauritius, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Sudan and Turkey. All fine, no duplication. Images..

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Est. price: £35.00
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Description: BOAC Britannia, collection of 16 first flights, 1957 /1960, including outward flights from Great Britain to USA, Aden, Australia, Venezuela and Mauritius, and inward flights from Venezuela, India, South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Sudan, Columbia, USA, Mauritius, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Sudan and Turkey. All fine, no duplication. Images..
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Lot Number: 41

(Collection) Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and Curacao, 1929-1946, fine selection of 11 first flights, including 1929 May 5th Curacao-Maracaibo, 1929 June 28th, Curacao-Cristobal  and on to Barranquilla, Colombia, September 23 Curacao-Colon, September 23 Curacao-Miami , September 25 Paramibo-San Juan , September 25 registered Paramibo-Georgetown British Guiana , 1930 July 22 Nickerie-Paramibo , 1930 May 5 Curacao-Maracaibo , 1939 September 5 Paramibo-Aruba and 1943 August 18th censored Curacao-New York back stamp, all fine and with appropriate departure postmarks, flight cachets and arrival date stamps. Also a 1946 February 21st F/F Willemstad-Amsterdam. Image.

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Est. price: £55.00
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Description: Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and Curacao, 1929-1946, fine selection of 11 first flights, including 1929 May 5th Curacao-Maracaibo, 1929 June 28th, Curacao-Cristobal and on to Barranquilla, Colombia, September 23 Curacao-Colon, September 23 Curacao-Miami , September 25 Paramibo-San Juan , September 25 registered Paramibo-Georgetown British Guiana , 1930 July 22 Nickerie-Paramibo , 1930 May 5 Curacao-Maracaibo , 1939 September 5 Paramibo-Aruba and 1943 August 18th censored Curacao-New York back stamp, all fine and with appropriate departure postmarks, flight cachets and arrival date stamps. Also a 1946 February 21st F/F Willemstad-Amsterdam. Image.
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Lot Number: 9

(Collection) Belgium, selection of eight 1930s airmail covers including 1934 22/11 first flight Belgium to Elizabethville and return, 1935 20/6 Brussels to Stralsund with fine 1935 exposition label , 1935 10/6 first night flight Brussels to Amsterdam, 1935 14/7 Anvers Meeting with fine strike of the special Andreas Airport expo cancel, 1936 5/7Ballon Belgica card with special cancellation , 1936 18/11 first DHL flight from Brussels to Lisbon, 1937 25/10 Missionary flight to Leopoldville and return by 'Phalene' aeroplane, 1939 23/5 Belgian acceptance for the Pan Am first transatlantic flight from Marseille to New York. Image.

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Est. price: £25.00
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Description: Belgium, selection of eight 1930s airmail covers including 1934 22/11 first flight Belgium to Elizabethville and return, 1935 20/6 Brussels to Stralsund with fine 1935 exposition label , 1935 10/6 first night flight Brussels to Amsterdam, 1935 14/7 Anvers Meeting with fine strike of the special Andreas Airport expo cancel, 1936 5/7Ballon Belgica card with special cancellation , 1936 18/11 first DHL flight from Brussels to Lisbon, 1937 25/10 Missionary flight to Leopoldville and return by 'Phalene' aeroplane, 1939 23/5 Belgian acceptance for the Pan Am first transatlantic flight from Marseille to New York. Image.
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Lot Number: 37

(Collection) Great Britain, collection of ten 1930's first flights including 1931 4/4 1st Engaland-Australia, 1932 20/1  London-Cape Town, 1933 22/9  London-Rangoon, 1933 23/11  GWR Plymouth-London, 1934 13/8 Liverpool-Amsterdam, 1934 1/12 Wick-Inverness Cross cover, 1935 1/4 London-Cologne, 1936 17/3 London-Malmo, 1936  8/2 London-Kano, and 1938 3/10 NEA Leeds to London. All fine with back stamps, nice selection of  and  flight cachets and souvenir covers. Attractive lot. Images.

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Est. price: £40.00
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Description: Great Britain, collection of ten 1930's first flights including 1931 4/4 1st Engaland-Australia, 1932 20/1 London-Cape Town, 1933 22/9 London-Rangoon, 1933 23/11 GWR Plymouth-London, 1934 13/8 Liverpool-Amsterdam, 1934 1/12 Wick-Inverness Cross cover, 1935 1/4 London-Cologne, 1936 17/3 London-Malmo, 1936 8/2 London-Kano, and 1938 3/10 NEA Leeds to London. All fine with back stamps, nice selection of and flight cachets and souvenir covers. Attractive lot. Images.
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Lot Number: 22

(Collection) Catapult and Airship, six covers inc1929 North Atlantic Catapult, Bremen-New York landpost franked 75pf, oval black first flight/2.7.29 and large boxed red Bremen cachets, 1929, Aug1 SS Bremen to Bremerhaven sea post cover franked 75pfg Bremen twin circle hs, fine red  “Katapultflig vom D Bremen des Norddeutschen Lloyd nach Bremen 2/8/29” red Bremen flight cachet, 1929, 4/10  NY-Bremen landpost PPC, red Europa flight cachet, 1930, Sep 16 NY-Berlin, land post cover red Europa flight cachet, 1932 6/8 seapost cover, red Europa cachet, 1934 27/7 DLH Berlin to Rio de Janero, uncommon blue/yellow/grey 'Zeppelin-Hamburg-Amerika Line/Deutsche Lufthansa/Syndicato Condor' envelope, franked 5pf postage and 150 pf air. Nice starter lot, good to fine. Images.

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Est. price: £60.00
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Description: Catapult and Airship, six covers inc1929 North Atlantic Catapult, Bremen-New York landpost franked 75pf, oval black first flight/2.7.29 and large boxed red Bremen cachets, 1929, Aug1 SS Bremen to Bremerhaven sea post cover franked 75pfg Bremen twin circle hs, fine red “Katapultflig vom D Bremen des Norddeutschen Lloyd nach Bremen 2/8/29” red Bremen flight cachet, 1929, 4/10 NY-Bremen landpost PPC, red Europa flight cachet, 1930, Sep 16 NY-Berlin, land post cover red Europa flight cachet, 1932 6/8 seapost cover, red Europa cachet, 1934 27/7 DLH Berlin to Rio de Janero, uncommon blue/yellow/grey 'Zeppelin-Hamburg-Amerika Line/Deutsche Lufthansa/Syndicato Condor' envelope, franked 5pf postage and 150 pf air. Nice starter lot, good to fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 31

(Collection) Great Britain  Railways Air Service, 1934 ten first flights, all official covers, Cowes to Birmingham, and Manchester, Plymouth to Cardiff and Liverpool, Manchester to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cowes, Bristol to Birmingham and Cowes, Cardiff to Bristol, all fine. Image.

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Est. price: £45.00
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Description: Great Britain Railways Air Service, 1934 ten first flights, all official covers, Cowes to Birmingham, and Manchester, Plymouth to Cardiff and Liverpool, Manchester to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cowes, Bristol to Birmingham and Cowes, Cardiff to Bristol, all fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 55

(Collection) World assortment of 20 early flown covers from 1927 inc 16 first flights, noted 1927 25/10 Habana-Key West, 1928 8/5 Doolittle Santiago-Buenos Aires, 24/2 Santiago de Cuba- Havana, 13/4 Yukon AW Carcross-Atlin, 1930 7/3 NYRBA Port au Prince- St Johns, 15/5 London-Berlin night flight, 1934 31/12 pilot signed Hokitika-Okuru, 1939 23/5 Netherland and Switzerland acceptances for first North Atlantic service to USA. Also other interesting from Congo to GB via Imperial AW, Ethiopia censored and 31/3 F/F Reunion-Madagascar, GB FDI 1948 29/7 Olympic set on registered cove to Peru bs. Full of interest. Images.

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Est. price: £80.00
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Description: World assortment of 20 early flown covers from 1927 inc 16 first flights, noted 1927 25/10 Habana-Key West, 1928 8/5 Doolittle Santiago-Buenos Aires, 24/2 Santiago de Cuba- Havana, 13/4 Yukon AW Carcross-Atlin, 1930 7/3 NYRBA Port au Prince- St Johns, 15/5 London-Berlin night flight, 1934 31/12 pilot signed Hokitika-Okuru, 1939 23/5 Netherland and Switzerland acceptances for first North Atlantic service to USA. Also other interesting from Congo to GB via Imperial AW, Ethiopia censored and 31/3 F/F Reunion-Madagascar, GB FDI 1948 29/7 Olympic set on registered cove to Peru bs. Full of interest. Images.
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Lot Number: 42

(Collection) Pan Am, collection of 36 first flights including 27 for the extension of the June 15, 1946 service to Brussels Prague and Vienna with origins from New York, Gander and Limerick, and returns from Vienna, Austria Belgium Prague and Czechoslovakia, and 6 from the , 8, 1952 service between Los Angeles Guatemala and Panama City. All nicely presented in a spiral binder..Image.

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Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collection

Description: Pan Am, collection of 36 first flights including 27 for the extension of the June 15, 1946 service to Brussels Prague and Vienna with origins from New York, Gander and Limerick, and returns from Vienna, Austria Belgium Prague and Czechoslovakia, and 6 from the , 8, 1952 service between Los Angeles Guatemala and Panama City. All nicely presented in a spiral binder..Image.
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Lot Number: 532

(Ephemera) BEA, two first class dining menus each with a front colour illustration of the Belem Tower on the Tagus, the site of the first flight between Portugal and Brazil, fine. Image.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA, two first class dining menus each with a front colour illustration of the Belem Tower on the Tagus, the site of the first flight between Portugal and Brazil, fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 530

(Ephemera) BEA Scilly Isles, a 1950's-60's miscellany of 20 items including four first flights to the Isles, two 1967 covers from Penzance-Scilly each franked with the BEA one shilling a letter stamp, two B&W photographs BEA helicopters, five timetables, and seven colour PPC’s of various BEA helicopters (slight duplication). Images 2.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA Scilly Isles, a 1950's-60's miscellany of 20 items including four first flights to the Isles, two 1967 covers from Penzance-Scilly each franked with the BEA one shilling a letter stamp, two B&W photographs BEA helicopters, five timetables, and seven colour PPC’s of various BEA helicopters (slight duplication). Images 2.
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Lot Number: 529

(Ephemera) BEA helicopter service, 6 items including 1954 first flight London-Southampton with 9d air letter stamp,1956 Nottingham-Birmingham and Leicester-Nottingham each with 10p air letter stamp, two original black and white BEA helicopter photographs, and a BEA Southampton and London airport helicopter service timetable January 1st 1955. Image.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA helicopter service, 6 items including 1954 first flight London-Southampton with 9d air letter stamp,1956 Nottingham-Birmingham and Leicester-Nottingham each with 10p air letter stamp, two original black and white BEA helicopter photographs, and a BEA Southampton and London airport helicopter service timetable January 1st 1955. Image.
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Lot Number: 528

(Ephemera) BEA Helicopter Experimental Unit,  8 items including five 1948 first flights, original B&W and photographs of a Westland Dragonfly and a Bell 47 helicopters, and a London to Southampton helicopter service timetable, January 1st 1955. Image.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA Helicopter Experimental Unit, 8 items including five 1948 first flights, original B&W and photographs of a Westland Dragonfly and a Bell 47 helicopters, and a London to Southampton helicopter service timetable, January 1st 1955. Image.
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Lot Number: 527

(Ephemera) BEA 1953-56 helicopter miscellany of 11 items comprising three first flights each with air letter label; original photographs of helicopters (3), interiors (2) and Northolt Airport 1953; BEA helicopter baggage label; and colour PPC of Sikorski S61N. See images.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA 1953-56 helicopter miscellany of 11 items comprising three first flights each with air letter label; original photographs of helicopters (3), interiors (2) and Northolt Airport 1953; BEA helicopter baggage label; and colour PPC of Sikorski S61N. See images.
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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: 484

(Trinidad) Scarce British West Indian Airways F/F Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, partial strike red circular Kingston/TRI arrival mark verso, registered (label) Salvation Army airmail cover franked 7c, blue framed "First Flight BWI Airways/Trinidad-Jamaica.

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Date: 1944, Dec 14
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Trinidad

Description: Scarce British West Indian Airways F/F Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, partial strike red circular Kingston/TRI arrival mark verso, registered (label) Salvation Army airmail cover franked 7c, blue framed "First Flight BWI Airways/Trinidad-Jamaica.
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Lot Number: 479

(Tanganyika) First flight of a postcard from East Africa at the reduced airmail rate, Dar es Salaam to Athens, bs 7/10, via Nairobi 24/9,  registered (label) Tanganyika 15c PSC with additional 60c stamps, canc Dar es Salaam 24/9, black Athens biplane arrival hs, green/black 'Par Avion/Tanganyika Territory' etiquette, black framed 'Feeder Service' hs, typed 'First Post Card Air Mail Service/Feeder Service', carried by WA coastal service to Nairobi, then joining IA flight AN81, see Wingent's Africa handbook, p31. Original Certificate of Posting attached.  A scarce item and definitely one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1932, Sep 22
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: First flight of a postcard from East Africa at the reduced airmail rate, Dar es Salaam to Athens, bs 7/10, via Nairobi 24/9, registered (label) Tanganyika 15c PSC with additional 60c stamps, canc Dar es Salaam 24/9, black Athens biplane arrival hs, green/black 'Par Avion/Tanganyika Territory' etiquette, black framed 'Feeder Service' hs, typed 'First Post Card Air Mail Service/Feeder Service', carried by WA coastal service to Nairobi, then joining IA flight AN81, see Wingent's Africa handbook, p31. Original Certificate of Posting attached. A scarce item and definitely one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 480

(Tanganyika) Mwapa, East Africa to Wayville, South Australia, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 110c canc Mwapa 30 Nov 45, ms 'By Air Mail', likely carried on the 1945, Dec 3 Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service, F/F Colombo to Sydney, via Gawler where this cover was unloaded. This the final Isom cover, the last in the wartime correspondence between a DA Davis, a single man farming in Tanganyika and a Miss Isom. On the flap there is a note 'Your air letter received. Hope you can sail as soon as you are ready". A rare non philatelic first flight combined with a piece of wartime social history.

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Date: 1945, Nov 30
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Mwapa, East Africa to Wayville, South Australia, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 110c canc Mwapa 30 Nov 45, ms 'By Air Mail', likely carried on the 1945, Dec 3 Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service, F/F Colombo to Sydney, via Gawler where this cover was unloaded. This the final Isom cover, the last in the wartime correspondence between a DA Davis, a single man farming in Tanganyika and a Miss Isom. On the flap there is a note 'Your air letter received. Hope you can sail as soon as you are ready". A rare non philatelic first flight combined with a piece of wartime social history.
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Lot Number: 467

(Switzerland) Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, viaMarseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Mit Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 100c, ms 'First Flight of /the Yankee Clipper/Marseilles-New York/via Lisbon', fine strike official red cachet, uncommon. Image.

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Date: 1939, May 22
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Switzerland

Description: Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, viaMarseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Mit Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 100c, ms 'First Flight of /the Yankee Clipper/Marseilles-New York/via Lisbon', fine strike official red cachet, uncommon. Image.
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Lot Number: 466

(Sweden) ABA F/F passenger and mail service, Stockholm to Dublin, bs 4/3, 20 ore PSC with additional 10 ore with very fine strike red triangular 'First Flight/Premier Vol/Forsta Flyg' cachet. Uncommon.

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Date: 1946, Mar 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Sweden

Description: ABA F/F passenger and mail service, Stockholm to Dublin, bs 4/3, 20 ore PSC with additional 10 ore with very fine strike red triangular 'First Flight/Premier Vol/Forsta Flyg' cachet. Uncommon.
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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: 463

(Sudan) Cover flown  WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml,  'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,

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Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Cover flown WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml, 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,
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Lot Number: 452

(South West Africa) First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Windhoek, bs 25/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 25
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Windhoek, bs 25/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 451

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 450

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 437

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 438

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 430

(South Africa) Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.
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Lot Number: 432

(South Africa) First acceptance of mail from South Africa for carriage on the RANA F/F from Salisbury (Southern Rhodesia) to Blantyre ( Nyasaland), Cape Town to Limbe bs 9/3, via 'Blantyre9/3, plain cover franked South Africa 4d & 1d, canc Houses of Parliament Cape Town 6th March 1934, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, violet two line "First Flight Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. Scarce item in pristine condition. Ex Hanman Gold Medal Collection.

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Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First acceptance of mail from South Africa for carriage on the RANA F/F from Salisbury (Southern Rhodesia) to Blantyre ( Nyasaland), Cape Town to Limbe bs 9/3, via 'Blantyre9/3, plain cover franked South Africa 4d & 1d, canc Houses of Parliament Cape Town 6th March 1934, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, violet two line "First Flight Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. Scarce item in pristine condition. Ex Hanman Gold Medal Collection.
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Lot Number: 425

(Somaliland Protectorate) First flight Berbera to Djibouti, bs 19/12, pale blue/grey 'Africa Orientale/via Ala Littoria' envelope franked Somaliland Protectorate 7 annas canc Berbera 18 De 1935 cds. A very scarce cover, see Mentgen p6

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Date: 1935, Dec 18
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Somaliland Protectorate

Description: First flight Berbera to Djibouti, bs 19/12, pale blue/grey 'Africa Orientale/via Ala Littoria' envelope franked Somaliland Protectorate 7 annas canc Berbera 18 De 1935 cds. A very scarce cover, see Mentgen p6
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Lot Number: 424

(Somaliland Protectorate) First flight Berbera to Asmara, 21/12 arrival ds on front, pale blue/grey 'Africa Orientale/via Ala Littoria' envelope correctly franked Somaliland Protectorate 7 annas canc Berbera 18 De 1935 cds. A very scarce cover, see Mentgen p6

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Date: 1935, Dec 18
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Somaliland Protectorate

Description: First flight Berbera to Asmara, 21/12 arrival ds on front, pale blue/grey 'Africa Orientale/via Ala Littoria' envelope correctly franked Somaliland Protectorate 7 annas canc Berbera 18 De 1935 cds. A very scarce cover, see Mentgen p6
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Lot Number: 387

(Nyasaland) F/F Blantyre to Beira, black boxed "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Mozambique", bs 5/8,  Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways official souvenir cover, correctly rated 4d with Nyasaland 3d & 1d Silver Jubilee.

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Date: 1935, Aug 5
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: F/F Blantyre to Beira, black boxed "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Mozambique", bs 5/8, Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways official souvenir cover, correctly rated 4d with Nyasaland 3d & 1d Silver Jubilee.
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Lot Number: 382

(Nyasaland) First direct external flight from Nyasaland, PPC franked 1s 2d, canc Limbe/31 May 33, violet st. line 'First Flight' cachet, addressed to London with message "This is by City of Karachi which is the first direct Air Mail from Nyasaland". The first OFFICIAL airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination was arranged for June 5th from Zomba to Fort Jamieson, N Rhodesia, to be flown by an RAF service flight on their return to UK after attending the Nyasaland Air Week. Official souvenir covers were issued and a postage rate set of 1/- per 1/2oz. However, quite unexpectedly on June 1st' the Imperial Airways liner 'City of Karachi' returned to Salisbury thereby offering an immediate connection with the IAW northbound Cape Town-London service. So, at very short notice, a SPECIAL  flight by the 'City of Karachi' was arranged between Zomba and Salisbury to collect UK mail in particular for OAT to 
London. So, although UNOFFICIAL, this flight then became the first airmail from Nyasaland to an 
external destination. No special cancellation/cachet was provided, and the only way of identifying 
covers from this flight are the '31 May 33' postmark and the new, hastily arranged, 1s 2d rate for UK 
mail. For this reason such covers are very scarce. A fine exhibit item. An explanatory 300 word text is 
included.

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Date: 1933, May 31
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First direct external flight from Nyasaland, PPC franked 1s 2d, canc Limbe/31 May 33, violet st. line 'First Flight' cachet, addressed to London with message "This is by City of Karachi which is the first direct Air Mail from Nyasaland". The first OFFICIAL airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination was arranged for June 5th from Zomba to Fort Jamieson, N Rhodesia, to be flown by an RAF service flight on their return to UK after attending the Nyasaland Air Week. Official souvenir covers were issued and a postage rate set of 1/- per 1/2oz. However, quite unexpectedly on June 1st' the Imperial Airways liner 'City of Karachi' returned to Salisbury thereby offering an immediate connection with the IAW northbound Cape Town-London service. So, at very short notice, a SPECIAL flight by the 'City of Karachi' was arranged between Zomba and Salisbury to collect UK mail in particular for OAT to London. So, although UNOFFICIAL, this flight then became the first airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination. No special cancellation/cachet was provided, and the only way of identifying covers from this flight are the '31 May 33' postmark and the new, hastily arranged, 1s 2d rate for UK mail. For this reason such covers are very scarce. A fine exhibit item. An explanatory 300 word text is included.
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Lot Number: 386

(Nyasaland) Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways first direct official airmail from Nyasaland to South West Africa,  Limbe to Windhoek 11/3, via Blantyre 8/3 and Salisbury 8/3, black boxed three line "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia" cachet, airmail etiquette cover franked 7d.

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Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways first direct official airmail from Nyasaland to South West Africa, Limbe to Windhoek 11/3, via Blantyre 8/3 and Salisbury 8/3, black boxed three line "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia" cachet, airmail etiquette cover franked 7d.
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Lot Number: 337

(Kenya) Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Oct 22
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 338

(Kenya) Nairobi to Zanzibar carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Zanzibar, bs 23/10. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Zanzibar. Small mail.

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Date: 1931, Oct 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to Zanzibar carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Zanzibar, bs 23/10. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Zanzibar. Small mail.
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