Lot Number: 1

(Collection) Australia 1930-64, collection of 18 covers comprising 15 first flights which include 1946 April 7th first Qantas post-war civilian service Sydney-Singapore  signed by Captains Furze and Moxham overprinted purple (AAMC 1036a $200); 1930 registered Jun 1 ANA Sunday service MelbourneSydney ; 1931 May 1 registered Hobart-Melbourne ; 1934 Dec 6 IAW Brisbane-London Kangaroo cover; 1934 Feb 3 Ulm flight New Zealand-Australia  cachet; 1934 Jun 9 Toowoomba-Port Moresby and return dual franked with Australian and PNG stamps, cachet & 's; 1934 Jul 20th registered Australia-NG-Australia dual franked Australia 1/- and PNG SG 166, 167 &174 cachets and 's; 1935 Nov 28 Adelaide-Mount Gambier ; 1937 Aug 30 Brisbane-Adelaide ; 1938 May 30 Carpenter AL Brisbane-Raboul . Also other flown covers including1934 Aug 1 Australia-England franked 5/- shillings yellow and grey typed " London-Karachi Air Mail/ and Adelaide-Perth airmail" FRONT only. Interesting lot. Images.

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Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Collection

Description: Australia 1930-64, collection of 18 covers comprising 15 first flights which include 1946 April 7th first Qantas post-war civilian service Sydney-Singapore signed by Captains Furze and Moxham overprinted purple (AAMC 1036a $200); 1930 registered Jun 1 ANA Sunday service MelbourneSydney ; 1931 May 1 registered Hobart-Melbourne ; 1934 Dec 6 IAW Brisbane-London Kangaroo cover; 1934 Feb 3 Ulm flight New Zealand-Australia cachet; 1934 Jun 9 Toowoomba-Port Moresby and return dual franked with Australian and PNG stamps, cachet & 's; 1934 Jul 20th registered Australia-NG-Australia dual franked Australia 1/- and PNG SG 166, 167 &174 cachets and 's; 1935 Nov 28 Adelaide-Mount Gambier ; 1937 Aug 30 Brisbane-Adelaide ; 1938 May 30 Carpenter AL Brisbane-Raboul . Also other flown covers including1934 Aug 1 Australia-England franked 5/- shillings yellow and grey typed " London-Karachi Air Mail/ and Adelaide-Perth airmail" FRONT only. Interesting lot. Images.

Lot Number: 5

(Collection) BOAC Comet collection of eight first flights,1952/1953 including destinations from Great Britain, Venezuela, India,, and South Africa , and inward from  from Bahrain, Singapore, Ceylon, South Africa,  and also a scarce flight from Tokyo -Beirut . No duplication. Image.

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Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Collection

Description: BOAC Comet collection of eight first flights,1952/1953 including destinations from Great Britain, Venezuela, India,, and South Africa , and inward from from Bahrain, Singapore, Ceylon, South Africa, and also a scarce flight from Tokyo -Beirut . No duplication. Image.

Lot Number: 11

(Collection) British Commonwealth collection of 30 first flight covers from 1929 -1938, including 1929 Nassau-Miami, 1930 Wynham-Perth-London via Karachi, 1931 London-Mwanza, Melbourne-Tasmania, Hobart-Melbourne, 1932  London -Bahrain, 1932  Empress of Britain-Ottawa, Bulawayo-Cape Town, 1933 Singapore- Alor Star, Rangoon-London, 1935 first NZ Christmas airmail, Blenheim-Omaru, and others from Canada, Bermuda, Nyasaland, South Africa, Kenya and Trinidad and Tobago. Good lot, see images.

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Est. price: £200.00 £170.00
Category: Collection

Description: British Commonwealth collection of 30 first flight covers from 1929 -1938, including 1929 Nassau-Miami, 1930 Wynham-Perth-London via Karachi, 1931 London-Mwanza, Melbourne-Tasmania, Hobart-Melbourne, 1932 London -Bahrain, 1932 Empress of Britain-Ottawa, Bulawayo-Cape Town, 1933 Singapore- Alor Star, Rangoon-London, 1935 first NZ Christmas airmail, Blenheim-Omaru, and others from Canada, Bermuda, Nyasaland, South Africa, Kenya and Trinidad and Tobago. Good lot, see images.

Lot Number: 12

(Collection) British commonwealth, 15 first flights 1930-1939 including 1930 December Jamaica-Miami, 1932  August  Nairobi-Zanzibar, January Wyndhoek-England, 1932 October England-Sharjah, 1934 March Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia, 1935 August Salisbury Southern Rhodesia-Beira Portuguese East Africa, 1936 December Colombo-Madras, 1937 June Bermuda-New York, Gold Coast-Middle Congo, and Kuala Lumpur-Penang, 1938 October Barbados-Trinidad , May Takoradi-Lagos, 1939 June Botwood- New York, and Gander-England, 1939 August Outjo SWA Africa-Lobito Angola. Good lot. Images.

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Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: Collection

Description: British commonwealth, 15 first flights 1930-1939 including 1930 December Jamaica-Miami, 1932 August Nairobi-Zanzibar, January Wyndhoek-England, 1932 October England-Sharjah, 1934 March Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia, 1935 August Salisbury Southern Rhodesia-Beira Portuguese East Africa, 1936 December Colombo-Madras, 1937 June Bermuda-New York, Gold Coast-Middle Congo, and Kuala Lumpur-Penang, 1938 October Barbados-Trinidad , May Takoradi-Lagos, 1939 June Botwood- New York, and Gander-England, 1939 August Outjo SWA Africa-Lobito Angola. Good lot. Images.

Lot Number: 58

(Collection) Worldwide, 32 first flights (1930-1948), great postmarks and cachets, good to fine, including 1930 Condor Brazil-Europe, Guatemala Jalapa-Guatemala City, Cuba Santiago de Cuba-Havana, 1932 Varig Bage-Livramento, Cuba Manzanillo-Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba-Havana, 1934 Post Jager Batavia-Amsterdam, 1935 Salisbury-Bulawayo, Cuba Havana-Miami, Guam-San Francisco, San Francisco-Manila, Havana-Miami, 1937 Auckland-San Francisco, 1936 Amsterdam-Liverpool, Amsterdam-Doncaster, London-Copenhagen, 1940 Brussels-Irumu, Congo, San Francisco-New Zealand, 1941 Bathurst-Belem, Leopoldville-Bathurst, Singapore-San Francisco, Suva-Canton And many others. Good lot no duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £175.00 £148.75
Category: Collection

Description: Worldwide, 32 first flights (1930-1948), great postmarks and cachets, good to fine, including 1930 Condor Brazil-Europe, Guatemala Jalapa-Guatemala City, Cuba Santiago de Cuba-Havana, 1932 Varig Bage-Livramento, Cuba Manzanillo-Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba-Havana, 1934 Post Jager Batavia-Amsterdam, 1935 Salisbury-Bulawayo, Cuba Havana-Miami, Guam-San Francisco, San Francisco-Manila, Havana-Miami, 1937 Auckland-San Francisco, 1936 Amsterdam-Liverpool, Amsterdam-Doncaster, London-Copenhagen, 1940 Brussels-Irumu, Congo, San Francisco-New Zealand, 1941 Bathurst-Belem, Leopoldville-Bathurst, Singapore-San Francisco, Suva-Canton And many others. Good lot no duplication. Images.

Lot Number: 91

(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: 92

(Australia) F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, black straight  line'First Flight'.

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Date: 1930, May 31
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: Australia

Description: F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, black straight line'First Flight'.

Lot Number: 97

(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: 99

(Australia) Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "By First Flight/Brisbane to Cracow".

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Date: 1934, Feb 3
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Australia

Description: Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "By First Flight/Brisbane to Cracow".

Lot Number: 116

(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: 345

(Ireland) Special flight, Dublin to Berlin, official green oval flight cachet, green 'First Flight' cachet, red Berlin C2 receiving cachet, bs 'Berlin C/22.10.32/L2', 1928 etiquette rated scarce by Mair, plain cover franked 6d, canc Dublin cds.

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Date: 1932, Oct 20
Est. price: £16.00 £13.60
Category: Ireland

Description: Special flight, Dublin to Berlin, official green oval flight cachet, green 'First Flight' cachet, red Berlin C2 receiving cachet, bs 'Berlin C/22.10.32/L2', 1928 etiquette rated scarce by Mair, plain cover franked 6d, canc Dublin cds.

Lot Number: 412

(Netherlands ) F/F Amsterdam to Doncaster, bs 1/7, imprint etiquette cover franked 12 1/2c, typed endorsement "First Flight 1937/Amsterdam-Doncaster'.

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Date: 1937, Jul 1
Est. price: £10.00 £8.50
Category: Netherlands

Description: F/F Amsterdam to Doncaster, bs 1/7, imprint etiquette cover franked 12 1/2c, typed endorsement "First Flight 1937/Amsterdam-Doncaster'.

Lot Number: 515

(South Africa) 1911 First South African Aerial Post, second outward flight  Kenilworth to Muizenberg, souvenir card with date error franked Cape of Good Hope 1/2d, tied by Kenilworth Dec 27 special postmark, alongside a Muizenberg Dec-30 special postmark ,and a Muizenberg 3 Jan arrival cds. When originally posted, a small number of second outward flight cards, such as this one, mistakenly received a 'Dec 27' (date of first flight) instead of the correct 'Dec 30' cachet. No more than 15 such are thought to exist, ref Arrow N. pers. com., and South African Airmails, 2nd Ed, Arrow N. # A.12.1a (i). Fine.

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Date: 1912, Jan 3
Est. price: £350.00 £297.50
Category: South Africa

Description: 1911 First South African Aerial Post, second outward flight Kenilworth to Muizenberg, souvenir card with date error franked Cape of Good Hope 1/2d, tied by Kenilworth Dec 27 special postmark, alongside a Muizenberg Dec-30 special postmark ,and a Muizenberg 3 Jan arrival cds. When originally posted, a small number of second outward flight cards, such as this one, mistakenly received a 'Dec 27' (date of first flight) instead of the correct 'Dec 30' cachet. No more than 15 such are thought to exist, ref Arrow N. pers. com., and South African Airmails, 2nd Ed, Arrow N. # A.12.1a (i). Fine.

Lot Number: 570

(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.