Lot Number: 694

(Ephemera) Short Bros corner cover window envelope postmarked 29/11/38. Short Brothers is an aerospace company founded in 1908 in London, and was the first company in the world to make production aircraft. It was particularly notable for its flying boat designs manufactured into the 1950s.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Short Bros corner cover window envelope postmarked 29/11/38. Short Brothers is an aerospace company founded in 1908 in London, and was the first company in the world to make production aircraft. It was particularly notable for its flying boat designs manufactured into the 1950s.
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Lot Number: 714

(Ephemera) S 42 Sikorsky Flying Boat landing, lovely original B&W photograph, 15x11cm.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: S 42 Sikorsky Flying Boat landing, lovely original B&W photograph, 15x11cm.
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Lot Number: 716

(Ephemera) The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).
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Lot Number: 734

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways flying boat "Caledonia" at mooring, fine original Valentines B&W PPC, unused.

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

Description: Imperial Airways flying boat "Caledonia" at mooring, fine original Valentines B&W PPC, unused.
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Lot Number: 605

(Southern Rhodesia) First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to Papua, bs Port Moresby, Papua, 10/8, via Townsville (Australia) 9/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, then to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, then to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, and finally to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines  (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.

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Date: 1938, Jul 28
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to Papua, bs Port Moresby, Papua, 10/8, via Townsville (Australia) 9/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, then to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, then to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, and finally to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.
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Lot Number: 600

(South Africa) Third and final stage of the Empire Airmail Scheme, South Africa to Timaru, New Zealand, ms 19/8 receiver, buff souvenir cover printed "Via Imperial Airways - First 'All Up' Mail", franked 1 1/2d, canc Houses of Parliament, Cape Town 22 VII 38 cds. Connected via the 'Horseshoe Route' in Egypt for OAT to Australia by the flying boat 'Calypso'.

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Date: 1938, Jul 28
Est. price: £45.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Third and final stage of the Empire Airmail Scheme, South Africa to Timaru, New Zealand, ms 19/8 receiver, buff souvenir cover printed "Via Imperial Airways - First 'All Up' Mail", franked 1 1/2d, canc Houses of Parliament, Cape Town 22 VII 38 cds. Connected via the 'Horseshoe Route' in Egypt for OAT to Australia by the flying boat 'Calypso'.
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Lot Number: 597

(South Africa) Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service, Durban to PEA, bs Beira 6/6 and Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c,attractive blue/white souvenir cover printed 'First Flight/Seaplane Service Between/Durban-England'

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Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service, Durban to PEA, bs Beira 6/6 and Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c,attractive blue/white souvenir cover printed 'First Flight/Seaplane Service Between/Durban-England'
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Lot Number: 570

(Singapore) Singapore to England, airmail etiquette cover franked Straits Settlements 25c, canc Penang cds, correctly rated 25c for  carriage by Imperial Airways Far Eastern Service, flight IW608, maiden flight S23 Empire flying boat 'Carpentaria' from Karach to Southampton. Small top edge, and closed flap, tears, see scan.

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Date: 1937, Dec 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to England, airmail etiquette cover franked Straits Settlements 25c, canc Penang cds, correctly rated 25c for carriage by Imperial Airways Far Eastern Service, flight IW608, maiden flight S23 Empire flying boat 'Carpentaria' from Karach to Southampton. Small top edge, and closed flap, tears, see scan.
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Lot Number: 573

(Singapore) Singapore to Australia, Empire Airmail Scheme: Stage 3, first dispatch of the 3x weekly service at the rate reduced from 25c to the EAMS unsurcharged 8c rate, Singapore to Sydney, bs 15 Au 38, airmail etiquette cover addressed to EA Crome franked 8c, typed "First Flying Boat Service/Singapore-Sydney', flown on service SE 4 by Empire C Class Flying Boat 'Cooee' (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2, Wingent P). Empire C Class Flying Boats were developed specifically for the Empire Air Mail Scheme for service from England to Australia and Africa. Known as ‘C’  A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1938, Aug 9
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to Australia, Empire Airmail Scheme: Stage 3, first dispatch of the 3x weekly service at the rate reduced from 25c to the EAMS unsurcharged 8c rate, Singapore to Sydney, bs 15 Au 38, airmail etiquette cover addressed to EA Crome franked 8c, typed "First Flying Boat Service/Singapore-Sydney', flown on service SE 4 by Empire C Class Flying Boat 'Cooee' (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2, Wingent P). Empire C Class Flying Boats were developed specifically for the Empire Air Mail Scheme for service from England to Australia and Africa. Known as ‘C’ A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 547

(Papua and New Guinea) F/F Qantas Catalina flying boat service, Deboyne Lagoon (Milne Bay) to Bwagaoia (Misima Island), airmail etiquette cover (22x10cm) franked 4x3d POA with fine strikes Bwagaoia 2 JE 49 cds, typed "First Catalina Air Mail Service/from Deboyne Lagoon, South/Eastern Division Papua", violet 'Bwagaoia-Misima' hs.

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Date: 1949, Jun 2
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: F/F Qantas Catalina flying boat service, Deboyne Lagoon (Milne Bay) to Bwagaoia (Misima Island), airmail etiquette cover (22x10cm) franked 4x3d POA with fine strikes Bwagaoia 2 JE 49 cds, typed "First Catalina Air Mail Service/from Deboyne Lagoon, South/Eastern Division Papua", violet 'Bwagaoia-Misima' hs.
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Lot Number: 521

(New Zealand) Auckland-London, carried on the inauguration of the regular trans-Tasman air service, by flying boat "Aotearoa" from Wellington to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, fine strike violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, souvenir 'Empire Air Service' with map of route and Union Jack plain cover franked 1/6d. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war. Mounted on album leaf with detailed explanatory text, see scan.

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Date: 1940, Apr 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland-London, carried on the inauguration of the regular trans-Tasman air service, by flying boat "Aotearoa" from Wellington to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, fine strike violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, souvenir 'Empire Air Service' with map of route and Union Jack plain cover franked 1/6d. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war. Mounted on album leaf with detailed explanatory text, see scan.
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Lot Number: 522

(New Zealand) Auckland-London, carried on the inaugural flight flying boat "Aotearoa" from Auckland to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, plain cover franked 1/7 1/2d, sealed NZ censor tape, tied by NZ censor mark. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war.

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Date: 1940, Apr 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland-London, carried on the inaugural flight flying boat "Aotearoa" from Auckland to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, plain cover franked 1/7 1/2d, sealed NZ censor tape, tied by NZ censor mark. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war.
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Lot Number: 484

(Mozambique) Beira to London, 17/6 arrival cds verso, inauguration of the Imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', registered (label) Netto cover,  franked 3E canc Beira cds, typed 'Par Hydro Aviao "Challenger"/Inauguration of Flying Boat Service". Small mail.

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Date: 1937, Jun 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Mozambique

Description: Beira to London, 17/6 arrival cds verso, inauguration of the Imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', registered (label) Netto cover, franked 3E canc Beira cds, typed 'Par Hydro Aviao "Challenger"/Inauguration of Flying Boat Service". Small mail.
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Lot Number: 485

(Mozambique) Laurenco Marques to Inhambane, bs 12/6, inauguration of the imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', registered (label) Netto cover, ms "5g", franked 1.41E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.40f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail.

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Date: 1937, Jun 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Mozambique

Description: Laurenco Marques to Inhambane, bs 12/6, inauguration of the imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', registered (label) Netto cover, ms "5g", franked 1.41E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.40f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 472

(Malta) SANA flying boat, F/F Malta to Tripoli, bs 18/6, franked 2 1/2d canc violet 'Air Mail/Malta' cds, violet "1st Air Mail" cachet. Only short notice of this flight was given, so only small numbers were flown.

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Date: 1931, Jun 18
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Malta

Description: SANA flying boat, F/F Malta to Tripoli, bs 18/6, franked 2 1/2d canc violet 'Air Mail/Malta' cds, violet "1st Air Mail" cachet. Only short notice of this flight was given, so only small numbers were flown.
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Lot Number: 413

(India) Rare WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 27x12cm, franked 10R 8annas (KGVI 2R x5 + 8a), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks. Correctly franked 168 annas for inclusive x12 weight franking. .

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Date: 1941, Aug 5
Est. price: £120.00
Category: India

Description: Rare WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 27x12cm, franked 10R 8annas (KGVI 2R x5 + 8a), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks. Correctly franked 168 annas for inclusive x12 weight franking. .
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Lot Number: 414

(India) Scarce WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, franked  4R 6annas (KGVI 1R x4 + 6a), sealed red/white India OBC censor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks, red 'Written in English' hs. Correctly franked 70 annas for inclusive x5 weight franking.

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Date: 1941, Aug 15
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: Scarce WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, franked 4R 6annas (KGVI 1R x4 + 6a), sealed red/white India OBC censor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks, red 'Written in English' hs. Correctly franked 70 annas for inclusive x5 weight franking.
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Lot Number: 415

(India) Rare WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, franked  7R (KGVI  2Rx3 and 1R), black India triangular censor mark,large boxed violet 'Free/VRY 2' and red 'Written in English' hs's.  Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.

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Date: 1941, Nov 8
Est. price: £70.00
Category: India

Description: Rare WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, franked 7R (KGVI 2Rx3 and 1R), black India triangular censor mark,large boxed violet 'Free/VRY 2' and red 'Written in English' hs's. Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.
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Lot Number: 71

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

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

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