Lot Number: 130

(Bechuanaland) First acceptance of mail for Malaya from Bechuanaland for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways Rangoon-Singapore extension, Lobatsi to Alor Star, 21/12, via Cairo, blue/orange/cream Robertson cover franked 1912 Bechuanaland Protectorate opt on GB 1/- and 1933 Bechuanaland 1/-, canc Lobatsi 1 Dec 33 cds, large blue straight line "By Imperial Airways Only" hs. Carried by IAW AN144 from Cape own to Cairo, and IAW IE 246 from Cairo-Singapore. Some rear flap damage, not visible from front, see scan. A truly RARE item.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: First acceptance of mail for Malaya from Bechuanaland for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways Rangoon-Singapore extension, Lobatsi to Alor Star, 21/12, via Cairo, blue/orange/cream Robertson cover franked 1912 Bechuanaland Protectorate opt on GB 1/- and 1933 Bechuanaland 1/-, canc Lobatsi 1 Dec 33 cds, large blue straight line "By Imperial Airways Only" hs. Carried by IAW AN144 from Cape own to Cairo, and IAW IE 246 from Cairo-Singapore. Some rear flap damage, not visible from front, see scan. A truly RARE item.

Lot Number: 236

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Cyprus, no arival ds, franked 3 1/2d canc London FS/Air Mail cds, printed cream/red souvenir cover with red three line "First Air Mail/BetweenEngland & Cyprus" and IAW blue winged logo on flap, attractive blue/grey/black 'Send Your Letters By/Air Mail/Africa India' Imperial Airways vignette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1932, Apr 16
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F London to Cyprus, no arival ds, franked 3 1/2d canc London FS/Air Mail cds, printed cream/red souvenir cover with red three line "First Air Mail/BetweenEngland & Cyprus" and IAW blue winged logo on flap, attractive blue/grey/black 'Send Your Letters By/Air Mail/Africa India' Imperial Airways vignette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Lot Number: 242

(GB External) F/F England to New Zealand, Glasgow to Dannevirke,  via Sydney 21/12, carried on the Australia extension of London-Singapore service, rated 1/3d, official Map and Kangaroo cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F England to New Zealand, Glasgow to Dannevirke, via Sydney 21/12, carried on the Australia extension of London-Singapore service, rated 1/3d, official Map and Kangaroo cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

Lot Number: 414

(Netherlands ) Netherlands acceptance for Imperial Airways London to New York, bs  6/8, plain cover franked 37 1/2c, canc Gravenhage cds, typed First British Flight to New York.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £45.00 £38.25
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Imperial Airways London to New York, bs 6/8, plain cover franked 37 1/2c, canc Gravenhage cds, typed First British Flight to New York.