Lot Number: 73

(Australia) First regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1934 Macarthur 9d x2 (SG cat £45 each used), canc Sydney cds, ms '1st Direct air mail/from Australia to/England'.

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Date: 1934, Dec 08
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: Australia

Description: First regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1934 Macarthur 9d x2 (SG cat £45 each used), canc Sydney cds, ms '1st Direct air mail/from Australia to/England'.

Lot Number: 261

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

Lot Number: 392

(India) Bengal Air Transport Co, experimental air service Calcutta-Siliguri-Darjeeling, unfranked newspaper wrapper to Darjeeling, insribed "Press Packet/The Englishman/Per Bengal Air Transport Co." The intention of this short lived flight, partly sponsored by Imperial Airways, was to test the possibility of a permanent Calcutta-Darjeeling service. Due to bad weather, the flight had to terminate at Siliguri, and continue to Darjeeling by car. The pilot was Neville Vintcent.  Certified by Stephen Smith Genuine flown copy (ref ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, #29-32).  A scarce historical item in superb condition.

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Date: 1929, May 21
Est. price: £850.00 £722.50
Category: India

Description: Bengal Air Transport Co, experimental air service Calcutta-Siliguri-Darjeeling, unfranked newspaper wrapper to Darjeeling, insribed "Press Packet/The Englishman/Per Bengal Air Transport Co." The intention of this short lived flight, partly sponsored by Imperial Airways, was to test the possibility of a permanent Calcutta-Darjeeling service. Due to bad weather, the flight had to terminate at Siliguri, and continue to Darjeeling by car. The pilot was Neville Vintcent. Certified by Stephen Smith Genuine flown copy (ref ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, #29-32). A scarce historical item in superb condition.

Lot Number: 469

(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 £46.75
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.

Lot Number: 499

(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: £150.00 £127.50
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.

Lot Number: 551

(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 £21.25
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.

Lot Number: 639

(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: £20.00 £17.00
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.