Lot Number: 4

(Collections) Australia 1929-55, a fine selection of 16 first flights including 1946 first post war civilian service Sydney-Singapore 8/4 purple o/p 7d air letter signed Furze & Moxham; 1929 2/6 Adelaide-Perth; 1930 30/5 Melbourne-Sydney; 1934 Australia-PNG 26/7; 1934 registered dual frank Australia-PNG-Australia 2/8; 1934 6/12 Brisbane-London souvenir cover; 1937 30/8 ANA Brisbane-Adelaide; 1938 31/5 Youami-Perth 2/6 and return; 1940 1/5 Australia-NZ inaugural Flying Boat Service special cover.On our web site you can inspect a front and back life size image of every cover in the collection. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.

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Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Collections

Description: Australia 1929-55, a fine selection of 16 first flights including 1946 first post war civilian service Sydney-Singapore 8/4 purple o/p 7d air letter signed Furze & Moxham; 1929 2/6 Adelaide-Perth; 1930 30/5 Melbourne-Sydney; 1934 Australia-PNG 26/7; 1934 registered dual frank Australia-PNG-Australia 2/8; 1934 6/12 Brisbane-London souvenir cover; 1937 30/8 ANA Brisbane-Adelaide; 1938 31/5 Youami-Perth 2/6 and return; 1940 1/5 Australia-NZ inaugural Flying Boat Service special cover.On our web site you can inspect a front and back life size image of every cover in the collection. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.

Lot Number: 15

(Collections) Scotland six first flight covers, 1934-47, comprising 1934 28/5 Inverness to Orkney official red/green Highland AW vignette; 1934 Nov 1 New Contract Liverpool to Glasgow; 1934 1/12 Highland Airways Inverness to Wick 1/12 red/blue/ivory company envelope special red/blue vignette; 1934 1/12 Wick to Inverness 1/12 arrival hs; 1940 30/4 Last flight from Inverness to Kirkwall at the old 1 1/2d rate Francis Field authentication hs verso; 1947 29/9 All Up Service Belfast to Glasgow BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover. A splendid selection in fine to very fine condition, see scans on web site.

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Est. price: £60.00 £51.00
Category: Collections

Description: Scotland six first flight covers, 1934-47, comprising 1934 28/5 Inverness to Orkney official red/green Highland AW vignette; 1934 Nov 1 New Contract Liverpool to Glasgow; 1934 1/12 Highland Airways Inverness to Wick 1/12 red/blue/ivory company envelope special red/blue vignette; 1934 1/12 Wick to Inverness 1/12 arrival hs; 1940 30/4 Last flight from Inverness to Kirkwall at the old 1 1/2d rate Francis Field authentication hs verso; 1947 29/9 All Up Service Belfast to Glasgow BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover. A splendid selection in fine to very fine condition, see scans on web site.

Lot Number: 40

(Australia) Australian National Airways, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d canc Sydney cds, typed 'First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane', red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1930, Jan 1
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Australia

Description: Australian National Airways, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d canc Sydney cds, typed 'First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane', red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail etiquette.

Lot Number: 45

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, bs 24/11, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane"

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Date: 1931, Nov 24
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: Australia

Description: New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, bs 24/11, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane"

Lot Number: 61

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, bs 28/11, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne". Small mail.

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Date: 1935, Nov 26
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: Australia

Description: Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, bs 28/11, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne". Small mail.

Lot Number: 76

(Basutoland) Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso.  Also original certificate of posting.  A superb item in fine condition.A superb item in fine condition.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £275.00 £233.75
Category: Basutoland

Description: Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.A superb item in fine condition.

Lot Number: 325

(Greece) F/F Athens to Candia (Crete), printed 'EESS Greek Airlines First Flight cover franked 5D, violet boxed flight cachet, b/s, Societie Hellenique de Communications Aeriennes (Greek AL).

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Greece

Description: F/F Athens to Candia (Crete), printed 'EESS Greek Airlines First Flight cover franked 5D, violet boxed flight cachet, b/s, Societie Hellenique de Communications Aeriennes (Greek AL).

Lot Number: 525

(South West Africa) Outjo to Windhoek, bs 25/8, new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, 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. Scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 25
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: South West Africa

Description: Outjo to Windhoek, bs 25/8, new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, 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. Scarce.

Lot Number: 529

(St Vincent) Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.

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Date: 1932, Jul 29
Est. price: £60.00 £51.00
Category: St Vincent

Description: Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.

Lot Number: 555

(United States) First airmail to American Samoa, posted from USS 'Chicago' to PagPago, 16/5 arrival ds, plain cover franked 5c, violet framed "First Flight/Air Mail/American Samoa".

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Date: 1931, May 16
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: United States

Description: First airmail to American Samoa, posted from USS 'Chicago' to PagPago, 16/5 arrival ds, plain cover franked 5c, violet framed "First Flight/Air Mail/American Samoa".

Lot Number: 562

(United States Internal) Bellefonte to New York, bs 2/7, carried on Government First Overnight Flight #177af, New York-Chicago, plain cover correctly franked new 10c rate  C6 and 2c, canc Air Mail Field Bellefonte cds, black three line "Air Mail/First Overnight Flight/New York-Chicago, also 'First Flight' hs.

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Date: 1925, Jul 1
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: United States Internal

Description: Bellefonte to New York, bs 2/7, carried on Government First Overnight Flight #177af, New York-Chicago, plain cover correctly franked new 10c rate C6 and 2c, canc Air Mail Field Bellefonte cds, black three line "Air Mail/First Overnight Flight/New York-Chicago, also 'First Flight' hs.