Lot Number: 736

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, original B&W photocard showing luxurious interior of the lying boat Scylla, unused.
Imperial Airways used the Scylla for scheduled flights from London to Paris and other European cities. Two aircraft were built, Scylla (G-ACJJ) and Syrinx (G-ACJK). Both served with the airline until its merger into BOAC in 1939 and both were taken out of service the following year.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, original B&W photocard showing luxurious interior of the lying boat Scylla, unused. Imperial Airways used the Scylla for scheduled flights from London to Paris and other European cities. Two aircraft were built, Scylla (G-ACJJ) and Syrinx (G-ACJK). Both served with the airline until its merger into BOAC in 1939 and both were taken out of service the following year.
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Lot Number: 758

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways label, "Send Your Letters By/Air Mail/Africa/India", dark blue/light blue/grey/black, 3x5cm, GB 69.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways label, "Send Your Letters By/Air Mail/Africa/India", dark blue/light blue/grey/black, 3x5cm, GB 69.
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Lot Number: 756

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways black/white/red/blue vignette, 5x8cm, "Fly Europe, Africa, India & The East/In Speed and Comfort", GB 67.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways black/white/red/blue vignette, 5x8cm, "Fly Europe, Africa, India & The East/In Speed and Comfort", GB 67.
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Lot Number: 760

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways label, "Use the Air Mail/To India/Also/Persia,Iraq,Egypt", blue/white/red, 5x4cm, GB 49, scarce.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways label, "Use the Air Mail/To India/Also/Persia,Iraq,Egypt", blue/white/red, 5x4cm, GB 49, scarce.
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Lot Number: 757

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways label, "Fly To Paris, India or Africa By Imperial Airways"Use the Air Mail/To India/Also/Persia,Iraq,Egypt", GB 65 31x54mm, brown/yellow/green, scarce.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways label, "Fly To Paris, India or Africa By Imperial Airways"Use the Air Mail/To India/Also/Persia,Iraq,Egypt", GB 65 31x54mm, brown/yellow/green, scarce.
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Lot Number: 759

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways label, "Use the Air Mail/for Egypt, Iraq & India", pale blue/dark blue/orange, 5x4cm, GB 48, 32x50mm, scarce.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways label, "Use the Air Mail/for Egypt, Iraq & India", pale blue/dark blue/orange, 5x4cm, GB 48, 32x50mm, scarce.
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Lot Number: 681

(Ephemera) Compliments slip "With the Compliments of Imperial Airways (Far East) Limited Hong Kong/The Arcade, Peninsular Hotel", 9x14cm, c1935. Scarce.

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

Description: Compliments slip "With the Compliments of Imperial Airways (Far East) Limited Hong Kong/The Arcade, Peninsular Hotel", 9x14cm, c1935. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 765

(Ephemera) London International Air Post Exhibition, souvenir exhibition vignettes set of 6 different colours showing an Imperial Airways airliner approaching London with the Tower Bridge in the foreground. Lightly mounted mint.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition, souvenir exhibition vignettes set of 6 different colours showing an Imperial Airways airliner approaching London with the Tower Bridge in the foreground. Lightly mounted mint.
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Lot Number: 735

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways poster advertising the early airmail service to Europe, reproduction colour PPC.

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

Description: Imperial Airways poster advertising the early airmail service to Europe, reproduction colour PPC.
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Lot Number: 700

(Ephemera) 'Aurora' VT-AEG and 'Astraea', Imperial Airways Atlanta class planes enterng the hangar, original BOAC B&W photo, 14x9cm.

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

Description: 'Aurora' VT-AEG and 'Astraea', Imperial Airways Atlanta class planes enterng the hangar, original BOAC B&W photo, 14x9cm.
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Lot Number: 713

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services DH84 Dragon class G-ACPX on tarmac outside Imperial Airways hangar at Croydon Airport. Super original B&W Fight photo, 17x12cm, c1934.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services DH84 Dragon class G-ACPX on tarmac outside Imperial Airways hangar at Croydon Airport. Super original B&W Fight photo, 17x12cm, c1934.
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Lot Number: 762

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, rare baggage label, c1939, black/yellow, 12x13cm, issued for the Atlantic Route. One of the last labels issued by Imperial Airways before it became part of BOAC on the outbreak of WW II, on September 3, 1939.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, rare baggage label, c1939, black/yellow, 12x13cm, issued for the Atlantic Route. One of the last labels issued by Imperial Airways before it became part of BOAC on the outbreak of WW II, on September 3, 1939.
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Lot Number: 761

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, 1931 complete GB-B-1 booklet, containing blue/white etiquettes, 'To Paris and all parts of the Continent' on back, 'Direct airmails to India, British East Africa and South Africa' on inside'.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, 1931 complete GB-B-1 booklet, containing blue/white etiquettes, 'To Paris and all parts of the Continent' on back, 'Direct airmails to India, British East Africa and South Africa' on inside'.
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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: 733

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways "Ensign" air liner in flight, fine original Valentines B&W PPC, unused.  Armstrong Whitworth's third airliner type, the Ensign, was the largest machine built in pre-war days for Imperial Airways Ltd. and, like the Atalanta, was a four-engine high-wing cantilever monoplane

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

Description: Imperial Airways "Ensign" air liner in flight, fine original Valentines B&W PPC, unused. Armstrong Whitworth's third airliner type, the Ensign, was the largest machine built in pre-war days for Imperial Airways Ltd. and, like the Atalanta, was a four-engine high-wing cantilever monoplane
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Lot Number: 667

(Zanzibar) Imperial Airways, F/F First Stage EAMS, Zanzibar to Mombassa, plain cover franked 20c, canc black boxed "Post Office Zanzibar Empire Airmail Northbound First Flight Cover 1st July 1937" cachet, no b/s, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1937, Jul 1
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Zanzibar

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F First Stage EAMS, Zanzibar to Mombassa, plain cover franked 20c, canc black boxed "Post Office Zanzibar Empire Airmail Northbound First Flight Cover 1st July 1937" cachet, no b/s, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 607

(Sweden) Sweden acceptance, for the F/F Imperial Airways Southampton to Montreal, via New York 6/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 75 ore, canc Laholm cds, typed 'With First Flight Southampton-Montreal'. IAW acceptances from Sweden are scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 3
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Sweden

Description: Sweden acceptance, for the F/F Imperial Airways Southampton to Montreal, via New York 6/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 75 ore, canc Laholm cds, typed 'With First Flight Southampton-Montreal'. IAW acceptances from Sweden are scarce.
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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: 604

(South West Africa) SWA Regular Feeder Service, F/F Windhoek to Kimberley, registered (hs) Imperial Airways 'Springbok' cover franked 3d and 4d pairs and 4d, special dated 'Windhoek-Kimberley' first flight cachet front and verso, small circular 'Windhoek/Airmail/26.1.32' on front, and scarce RLS Windhoek/S.W.Africa (old type German) postmark verso.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: SWA Regular Feeder Service, F/F Windhoek to Kimberley, registered (hs) Imperial Airways 'Springbok' cover franked 3d and 4d pairs and 4d, special dated 'Windhoek-Kimberley' first flight cachet front and verso, small circular 'Windhoek/Airmail/26.1.32' on front, and scarce RLS Windhoek/S.W.Africa (old type German) postmark verso.
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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: 591

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Johannesburg to Kisumu, bs 8/2, via Nairobi 7/2, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days,  Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Johannesburg to Kisumu, bs 8/2, via Nairobi 7/2, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 592

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Cape Town to Atabara, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days. Arrived Khartoum, 10/2 cds, via Jo'burg 2/1 cds, then surface to to Atabara, 11/2 cds via Halfa-khartoum TPO 10/2, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. 18 flown to Khartoum. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Cape Town to Atabara, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days. Arrived Khartoum, 10/2 cds, via Jo'burg 2/1 cds, then surface to to Atabara, 11/2 cds via Halfa-khartoum TPO 10/2, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. 18 flown to Khartoum. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 598

(South Africa) F/F First Stage EAMS, Jo'burg to Northern Rhodesia, bs 5/7, plain cover franked 1 1/2d large red 'map' and  "....All Letters For East and/South Africa Now Go By Air" cachet, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1937, Jul 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: South Africa

Description: F/F First Stage EAMS, Jo'burg to Northern Rhodesia, bs 5/7, plain cover franked 1 1/2d large red 'map' and "....All Letters For East and/South Africa Now Go By Air" cachet, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 595

(South Africa) Imperial Airways/Qantas F/F Durban to Sydney, bs 21/12, red/white/blue Kangaroo souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/8d. At that time this was the longest route in the world at close on 16000 miles, via Singapore, Dutch East Indies and Darwin,

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Date: 1934, Dec 4
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas F/F Durban to Sydney, bs 21/12, red/white/blue Kangaroo souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/8d. At that time this was the longest route in the world at close on 16000 miles, via Singapore, Dutch East Indies and Darwin,
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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: 553

(Recovered Interrupted Mail) Windhoek to England, no arrival ds, interrupted first flight, SWA Airways Windhoek-Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, scarcer Robertson cover franked 3d air bil pair and 10d air, canc  'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek. The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to the 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in Nairobi four days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Windhoek to England, no arrival ds, interrupted first flight, SWA Airways Windhoek-Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, scarcer Robertson cover franked 3d air bil pair and 10d air, canc 'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek. The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to the 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in Nairobi four days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 552

(Recovered Interrupted Mail) SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc  'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc 'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 534

(Northern Rhodesia) Broken Hill to Cape Town, b/s 21/12,  via Jo'burg 21/12, via Johannesburg, 21/12, flown on Croydon-Cape Town Christmas Flight, Springbok cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 17
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: Broken Hill to Cape Town, b/s 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, via Johannesburg, 21/12, flown on Croydon-Cape Town Christmas Flight, Springbok cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 533

(Nigeria) First official airmail England to Nigeria, Kano to Maidugari, bs 17/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.

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Date: 1936, Feb 14
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: First official airmail England to Nigeria, Kano to Maidugari, bs 17/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.
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Lot Number: 532

(Nigeria) First official airmail England to Nigeria, Maidugari to Kano, bs 15/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.

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Date: 1936, Feb 10
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: First official airmail England to Nigeria, Maidugari to Kano, bs 15/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.
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Lot Number: 502

(New Zealand) First NZ acceptance from Wellington for Imperial Airways African service, green New Zealand-Africa cachet applied at Wellington, addressed to Bulawayo, S Rhodesia, franked two 5d airs & 1d Admiral. 50 centimes postage due mark. Covers from the Wellington dispatch are much scarcer, see Walker, p129.

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Date: 1932, Jul 15
Est. price: £85.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First NZ acceptance from Wellington for Imperial Airways African service, green New Zealand-Africa cachet applied at Wellington, addressed to Bulawayo, S Rhodesia, franked two 5d airs & 1d Admiral. 50 centimes postage due mark. Covers from the Wellington dispatch are much scarcer, see Walker, p129.
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Lot Number: 509

(New Zealand) New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2,  Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.

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Date: 1935, Jan 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2, Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.
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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: 471

(Malta) Valleta to Baghdad, bs 19/10, via Alexandria 15/10, carried on the Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then  IAW Cairo to Baghdad.

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Date: 1928, Oct 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Malta

Description: Valleta to Baghdad, bs 19/10, via Alexandria 15/10, carried on the Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then IAW Cairo to Baghdad.
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Lot Number: 470

(Malta) F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then  RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.

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Date: 1928, May 23
Est. price: £350.00
Category: Malta

Description: F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.
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Lot Number: 473

(Malta) First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then  Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jul 3
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Malta

Description: First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 469

(Malaya Straits Settlements) Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to New Zealand, no arrival ds, via Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on the first regular weekly service UK-Australia, franked Straits Settlements 25c, canc Ipoh 12 DE 1934 cds, plain cover, typed 'First Official Air Mail/Singapore to Australia.

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Date: 1934, Dec 16
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Malaya Straits Settlements

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to New Zealand, no arrival ds, via Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on the first regular weekly service UK-Australia, franked Straits Settlements 25c, canc Ipoh 12 DE 1934 cds, plain cover, typed 'First Official Air Mail/Singapore to Australia.
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Lot Number: 451

(Kenya) F/F Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, British ndia Steam Co Ltd cver with company logo on flap, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Mar 9
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Kenya

Description: F/F Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, British ndia Steam Co Ltd cver with company logo on flap, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 453

(Kenya) Tanganyika Govt regular feeder service, first return flight, Mombasa to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, registered (label) airmail cover addressed to C.R.Cota, King's African Rifles, franked 65c, canc Mombasa cds, typed "Feeder Service/To The Imperial Airways" and "Fist Air Mail/Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Government Aeroplane", blue/white airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1931, Oct 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Tanganyika Govt regular feeder service, first return flight, Mombasa to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, registered (label) airmail cover addressed to C.R.Cota, King's African Rifles, franked 65c, canc Mombasa cds, typed "Feeder Service/To The Imperial Airways" and "Fist Air Mail/Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Government Aeroplane", blue/white airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 455

(Kenya) Kenya/Uganda/Tanganyika to Costa Rica, no arrival ds, via Dodoma 17/9, airmail cover franked 65c canc Mpwapwi cds, airmail etiquette by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, uncommon violet 'By Air to/London', ms 'Via London and New York' . Flown by Imperial Airways to London, then surface to destination via New York. Uncommon origin and destination.

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Date: 1936, Sep 6
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Kenya/Uganda/Tanganyika to Costa Rica, no arrival ds, via Dodoma 17/9, airmail cover franked 65c canc Mpwapwi cds, airmail etiquette by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, uncommon violet 'By Air to/London', ms 'Via London and New York' . Flown by Imperial Airways to London, then surface to destination via New York. Uncommon origin and destination.
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Lot Number: 454

(Kenya) Kisumu to Dodoma, bs 28/1, via Nairobi 22/1, registered (label) Cota cover, carried on F/F Regular Service London/Cape Town, Imperial Airways. Ironed horizontal top edge crease.

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Date: 1932, Jan 21
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Kisumu to Dodoma, bs 28/1, via Nairobi 22/1, registered (label) Cota cover, carried on F/F Regular Service London/Cape Town, Imperial Airways. Ironed horizontal top edge crease.
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Lot Number: 452

(Kenya) F/F, Kisumu to London, no arrival ds, flown on first return England-East Africa service, official yellow/blue 'Rising Sun' cover,  franked 60c, Imperial Airways. 1cm non invasive closed tear rh edge.

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Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Kenya

Description: F/F, Kisumu to London, no arrival ds, flown on first return England-East Africa service, official yellow/blue 'Rising Sun' cover, franked 60c, Imperial Airways. 1cm non invasive closed tear rh edge.
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Lot Number: 430

(Ireland) Scarcer F/F North Atlantic Service, Foynes to Montreal, bs 6/8, official cachet, official cover, Imperial Airways. Baldwin 559e.

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Date: 1939, Aug 6
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ireland

Description: Scarcer F/F North Atlantic Service, Foynes to Montreal, bs 6/8, official cachet, official cover, Imperial Airways. Baldwin 559e.
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Lot Number: 425

(Iraq) F/F Baghdad to England, no arrival ds, rare green/cream cover 'By Imperial Airways 1st Air Mail/between India & England' and 'Keep This Envelope' verso, franked 6annas, airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1929, Apr 8
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Iraq

Description: F/F Baghdad to England, no arrival ds, rare green/cream cover 'By Imperial Airways 1st Air Mail/between India & England' and 'Keep This Envelope' verso, franked 6annas, airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 420

(Iran) Registered cover from the Imperial Airways return flight from Bouchir to London, franked Iran Air 3Kr 69ch, Pahlavi 23ch and 48ch, special "Premier Courrier Aerien/Bouchir-Londres" cachet in black, not called for, so returned to sender with 'London Chief Office/17 Jun 29 pmk on front.

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Date: 1929, Apr 7
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Iran

Description: Registered cover from the Imperial Airways return flight from Bouchir to London, franked Iran Air 3Kr 69ch, Pahlavi 23ch and 48ch, special "Premier Courrier Aerien/Bouchir-Londres" cachet in black, not called for, so returned to sender with 'London Chief Office/17 Jun 29 pmk on front.
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Lot Number: 399

(India) Karachi to Lahore, bs 7/12, leg of Indian National Airways F/F new weekly service between Lahore and Karachi where it connected with the Imperial Airways flights to and from London (IW.296 and IE.297), plain cover franked 2 annas canc boxed 'Karachi-Lahore/First Airmail' cachet. Intermediate halts were at Multan and Sukkur, the latter to connect with the mail train from Quetta (ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, and Wingent P, 1999).

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Date: 1934, Dec 06
Est. price: £12.00
Category: India

Description: Karachi to Lahore, bs 7/12, leg of Indian National Airways F/F new weekly service between Lahore and Karachi where it connected with the Imperial Airways flights to and from London (IW.296 and IE.297), plain cover franked 2 annas canc boxed 'Karachi-Lahore/First Airmail' cachet. Intermediate halts were at Multan and Sukkur, the latter to connect with the mail train from Quetta (ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, and Wingent P, 1999).
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Lot Number: 398

(India) F/F Calcutta to Rangoon, bs 1/10,  yellow/blue official cover,franked 3a 3p, violet three line 'dumbell' F/F cachet verso, Imperial Airways/ITCA.

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Date: 1933, Sep 29
Est. price: £18.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Calcutta to Rangoon, bs 1/10, yellow/blue official cover,franked 3a 3p, violet three line 'dumbell' F/F cachet verso, Imperial Airways/ITCA.
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