Lot Number: 49

(Collection) Singapore, 10 airmail covers 1932-37 including four first flights, 1933 Dec 29th Speedbird speedbird cover Singapore-London; 1934 Apr 14 Imperial Airways souvenir cover Penang-London, 1934 Dec 16 Singapore-Brisbane Kangaroo cover  21/12; 1937 June 28th Wearne's F/F Singapore- Penang. Also six Dutch Air Service airmails to Europe including 1932 Nov 10 Singapore-Alor Star-Amsterdam-Paris via Penang 11/10 and Paris 22/11 franked 1 $ 12c, three 1934-36-Holland(2) and England each franked 55c and one 1936 to Switzerland and another 1936 to Holland each franked 42c. Interesting lot .Image.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collection

Description: Singapore, 10 airmail covers 1932-37 including four first flights, 1933 Dec 29th Speedbird speedbird cover Singapore-London; 1934 Apr 14 Imperial Airways souvenir cover Penang-London, 1934 Dec 16 Singapore-Brisbane Kangaroo cover 21/12; 1937 June 28th Wearne's F/F Singapore- Penang. Also six Dutch Air Service airmails to Europe including 1932 Nov 10 Singapore-Alor Star-Amsterdam-Paris via Penang 11/10 and Paris 22/11 franked 1 $ 12c, three 1934-36-Holland(2) and England each franked 55c and one 1936 to Switzerland and another 1936 to Holland each franked 42c. Interesting lot .Image.
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Lot Number: 35

(Collection) Great Britain, 10 first flight covers, 1931-39, including 1931 May 7, London-Canada, first combined sea and air service S.S. Duchess of Richmond and from Rimouski by aeroplane-Montreal bearing a 'Give your letter wings' etiquette on front and a 'Navy Week Portsmouth August 1st-8th' on the back; 1931 Feb 27 map covers London-Kisumu 10/3 and London-Mwanza 10/3; 1932 Apr 16 London-to Cyprus; 1934 imperial Airways kangaroo cover London-Melbourne 22/12; 1935 Apr 2 London-Budapest cachet; 1935 Apr 1 London-Prague; Empire Air Mail Scheme 1937 Jun 25 London-Durban and 1938 Jul 23 London-Auckland both with cachets; 1939 Aug 4 Imperial Airways London-New York 7/8. Nice lot, all fine. Images.

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Est. price: £80.00
Category: Collection

Description: Great Britain, 10 first flight covers, 1931-39, including 1931 May 7, London-Canada, first combined sea and air service S.S. Duchess of Richmond and from Rimouski by aeroplane-Montreal bearing a 'Give your letter wings' etiquette on front and a 'Navy Week Portsmouth August 1st-8th' on the back; 1931 Feb 27 map covers London-Kisumu 10/3 and London-Mwanza 10/3; 1932 Apr 16 London-to Cyprus; 1934 imperial Airways kangaroo cover London-Melbourne 22/12; 1935 Apr 2 London-Budapest cachet; 1935 Apr 1 London-Prague; Empire Air Mail Scheme 1937 Jun 25 London-Durban and 1938 Jul 23 London-Auckland both with cachets; 1939 Aug 4 Imperial Airways London-New York 7/8. Nice lot, all fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 36

(Collection) Great Britain, 16 first flight covers, 1928-1939, all originating from GB including 1928 Sep 5 London-Stockholm cachet; 1930 May 15 first night flight London-Hannover franked Empire Exhibition 1924 1d and 1 1/2d and UPU 2 1/2d; 1931 Feb 27 map cover imperial Airways London-Aswan 6/3; 1932 Apr 16 registered London-Cyprus; 1933 Nov 26th West Country Airways Plymouth-Southampton special 3d air stamp; 1933 Jul 1 speedbird cover London-Calcutta 9/7; 1933 Dec 8th speedbird cover London-Singapore; 1934 Apr 14th scarce first 6 day service London-Kuala Lumpur 23/4; 1934 Aug 20 RAS official covers London-Birmingham and Cardiff-Bristol; 1936 Jul 1 KLM Doncaster-Amsterdam; 1936 Mar 17th souvenir cover London-Malmo 17/3, 1937 May 13th Goodwill Flight New York-London 13/5; 1938 Oct 3 North Eastern Airways covers Newcastle-London, and Perth-London; 1939 Aug 4 Imperial Airways official cover franked 1/3d Southampton-Montreal 6/8. Good lot, all fine. Images.

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Est. price: £150.00
Category: Collection

Description: Great Britain, 16 first flight covers, 1928-1939, all originating from GB including 1928 Sep 5 London-Stockholm cachet; 1930 May 15 first night flight London-Hannover franked Empire Exhibition 1924 1d and 1 1/2d and UPU 2 1/2d; 1931 Feb 27 map cover imperial Airways London-Aswan 6/3; 1932 Apr 16 registered London-Cyprus; 1933 Nov 26th West Country Airways Plymouth-Southampton special 3d air stamp; 1933 Jul 1 speedbird cover London-Calcutta 9/7; 1933 Dec 8th speedbird cover London-Singapore; 1934 Apr 14th scarce first 6 day service London-Kuala Lumpur 23/4; 1934 Aug 20 RAS official covers London-Birmingham and Cardiff-Bristol; 1936 Jul 1 KLM Doncaster-Amsterdam; 1936 Mar 17th souvenir cover London-Malmo 17/3, 1937 May 13th Goodwill Flight New York-London 13/5; 1938 Oct 3 North Eastern Airways covers Newcastle-London, and Perth-London; 1939 Aug 4 Imperial Airways official cover franked 1/3d Southampton-Montreal 6/8. Good lot, all fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 39

(Collection) Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 18/12 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, 18/12 Salisbury-Bulawayo, 9/12 London-Port Elizabeth South Africa, 14/12 Kisumu-Cape -Town, Kisumu-London, and Mwanza-London; 1932 1/10 London-Bahrain souvenir cover, 21/1 Mpika-Cape -Town, and 27/1 Johannesburg-London; 1933 9/12  London-Bandon; 1936 29/10 Lagos-London, 29/10 Lagos-Oshogbo, and 17/3 London-Malmo Sweden; 1937 12/8 Gold Coast-Nigeria (April) scarce first experimental Intercolonial-Air Mail Accra-Lagos, and first regular air mail 1/10 Gold Coast-Nigeria; 1938 6/7 EAMS London-Sydney; 1939 4/8 Southampton-Botwood, and a London-New York-Montreal registered cover franked 1.6d inc KEVII set of four. All good-fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.

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Est. price: £150.00
Category: Collection

Description: Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 18/12 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, 18/12 Salisbury-Bulawayo, 9/12 London-Port Elizabeth South Africa, 14/12 Kisumu-Cape -Town, Kisumu-London, and Mwanza-London; 1932 1/10 London-Bahrain souvenir cover, 21/1 Mpika-Cape -Town, and 27/1 Johannesburg-London; 1933 9/12 London-Bandon; 1936 29/10 Lagos-London, 29/10 Lagos-Oshogbo, and 17/3 London-Malmo Sweden; 1937 12/8 Gold Coast-Nigeria (April) scarce first experimental Intercolonial-Air Mail Accra-Lagos, and first regular air mail 1/10 Gold Coast-Nigeria; 1938 6/7 EAMS London-Sydney; 1939 4/8 Southampton-Botwood, and a London-New York-Montreal registered cover franked 1.6d inc KEVII set of four. All good-fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.
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Lot Number: 1

(Collection) Airmail ephemera, six items including RAS/Spartan Air Lines notice, Aquilla and Guernsey Airways labels, Imperial Airways booklet of Air Mail Labels, 1930's Basrah to Cairo luggage label, fine unused red/white/blue IAW India-Calcutta souvenir cover. Images.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collection

Description: Airmail ephemera, six items including RAS/Spartan Air Lines notice, Aquilla and Guernsey Airways labels, Imperial Airways booklet of Air Mail Labels, 1930's Basrah to Cairo luggage label, fine unused red/white/blue IAW India-Calcutta souvenir cover. Images.
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Lot Number: 2

(Collection) Apollo crash and other ephemera, four items comprising Latest dates of Dispatch for 1934 Christmas mails to to 100+ countries abroad, Postal Rates for parcel airmails to Europe, Oct 1934, large newspaper cutting re the Imperial Airways 1933 'Apollo' crash inc list and four pictures of victims, and 1934 Key to London Posting Hours. Images.

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Est. price: £20.00
Category: Collection

Description: Apollo crash and other ephemera, four items comprising Latest dates of Dispatch for 1934 Christmas mails to to 100+ countries abroad, Postal Rates for parcel airmails to Europe, Oct 1934, large newspaper cutting re the Imperial Airways 1933 'Apollo' crash inc list and four pictures of victims, and 1934 Key to London Posting Hours. Images.
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Lot Number: 552

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways,  DH.91 Albatross Frobisher in flight, a four-engine British transport aircraft , original B&W photograph, 14x9cm., 1938.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, DH.91 Albatross Frobisher in flight, a four-engine British transport aircraft , original B&W photograph, 14x9cm., 1938.
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Lot Number: 553

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, Boulton Paul P.71A mail plane, G-ACOY, original B&W, pub Aircraft Photos,1935.

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

Description: Imperial Airways, Boulton Paul P.71A mail plane, G-ACOY, original B&W, pub Aircraft Photos,1935.
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Lot Number: 551

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways 'Ensign' G-ADSR, air liner in flight, original Valentine's B&W photocard.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways 'Ensign' G-ADSR, air liner in flight, original Valentine's B&W photocard.
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Lot Number: 600

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways, Abridged Timetable of the New London to Calcutta Air Route, July 1933, 6pp, black on dark blue card, including time table, specimen fares and excess baggage and freight rates. Scarce item in superb condition.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways, Abridged Timetable of the New London to Calcutta Air Route, July 1933, 6pp, black on dark blue card, including time table, specimen fares and excess baggage and freight rates. Scarce item in superb condition.
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Lot Number: 580

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, four attractive colour reproduction PPC's, all fine. Image.

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

Description: Imperial Airways, four attractive colour reproduction PPC's, all fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 565

(Ephemera) 
Short Empire Flying Boat at take off, legend 'Fly to Africa by/Imperial Airways', a most attractive coloured PPC of an original  poster by Colin Ashford.

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

Description: Short Empire Flying Boat at take off, legend 'Fly to Africa by/Imperial Airways', a most attractive coloured PPC of an original poster by Colin Ashford.
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Lot Number: 598

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways European Summer Timetable, published March 1938, twelve blue/ light blue/white pages,  22x20cm, containing  timetables for England to France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Scandinavia, also through fares, connections and departure times for approximately 80 European destinations. A scarce item, rarely seen and in fine condition. Image..

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways European Summer Timetable, published March 1938, twelve blue/ light blue/white pages, 22x20cm, containing timetables for England to France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Scandinavia, also through fares, connections and departure times for approximately 80 European destinations. A scarce item, rarely seen and in fine condition. Image..
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Lot Number: 550

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways 'City of Coventry' – G-AAEJ on the ground, c1934 , original B&W photograph 6"x4".

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

Description: Imperial Airways 'City of Coventry' – G-AAEJ on the ground, c1934 , original B&W photograph 6"x4".
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Lot Number: 581

(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: 606

(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: 599

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, original timetable winter 1933, European Services to Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hannover, Berlin, Rotterdam, Copenhagen and Malmo, also fares and information on airmail, air taxis, baggage and freight regulations, 8pp, 18x22cm, rust holes where staples were, otherwise fine. Scarce.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, original timetable winter 1933, European Services to Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hannover, Berlin, Rotterdam, Copenhagen and Malmo, also fares and information on airmail, air taxis, baggage and freight regulations, 8pp, 18x22cm, rust holes where staples were, otherwise fine. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 518

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, Airway Terminus, London, two page letter from the Publicity Department on headed notepaper.

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Date: Documents, literature
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, Airway Terminus, London, two page letter from the Publicity Department on headed notepaper.
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Lot Number: 549

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways airliner 'Syrinx' on the tarmac at Croydon Airport, large black and white photo card 17x11cm,  unused.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways airliner 'Syrinx' on the tarmac at Croydon Airport, large black and white photo card 17x11cm, unused.
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Lot Number: 578

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Heracles on tarmac at Croydon Airport, 1929, B&W Pamlin PPC, unused.

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

Description: Imperial Airways Heracles on tarmac at Croydon Airport, 1929, B&W Pamlin PPC, unused.
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Lot Number: 579

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Short S26 G-Class Golden Hind flying boat moored at Rochester Harbour, July 1939, original B&W 'Flight'. photocard in superb condition.

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

Description: Imperial Airways Short S26 G-Class Golden Hind flying boat moored at Rochester Harbour, July 1939, original B&W 'Flight'. photocard in superb condition.
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Lot Number: 498

(United States) New York to Ireland, carried on the last Imperial Airways West to East service before the outbreak of WWII, New York to Foynes, bs 7/10, censored airmail cover sealed Ireland black/pink censor tape. An historic item.

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Date: 1939, Sep 26
Est. price: £50.00
Category: United States

Description: New York to Ireland, carried on the last Imperial Airways West to East service before the outbreak of WWII, New York to Foynes, bs 7/10, censored airmail cover sealed Ireland black/pink censor tape. An historic item.
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Lot Number: 491

(United States) Acceptance for India for carriage on the FAM 14 F/F from US to Hong Kong, San Francisco to Karachi, framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/5 May 37' hs cancelling airmail etiquette, via Hong Kong 28/4, and reposted to Calcutta 11/5, plain cover franked new issue 50c & 20c, fine strike blue F/14 official cachet 'F/F to Asia' globe overlying 'San Francisco to Hong Kong' globe. HK became the gateway for Far East mail addressed to points beyond and was forwarded by air, as far as India, at no extra cost by airlines of China and by Imperial Airways, scarce. A great item for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1937, Apr 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: United States

Description: Acceptance for India for carriage on the FAM 14 F/F from US to Hong Kong, San Francisco to Karachi, framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/5 May 37' hs cancelling airmail etiquette, via Hong Kong 28/4, and reposted to Calcutta 11/5, plain cover franked new issue 50c & 20c, fine strike blue F/14 official cachet 'F/F to Asia' globe overlying 'San Francisco to Hong Kong' globe. HK became the gateway for Far East mail addressed to points beyond and was forwarded by air, as far as India, at no extra cost by airlines of China and by Imperial Airways, scarce. A great item for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 497

(United States) First Pan Am and Imperial AW Eastward 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via Imperial Airways inaugural transatlantic air service New York (Aug 9, depart cds) to Southampton, London (Aug 12th machine depart cancel front and verso) to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways Eastbound service SE 165, Hong Kong to New York, Sept 12 arrival cds verso via Pan Am Pacific service to San Francisco and  US transcontinental service to New York. Grey/blue Imperial Airways "Transatlantic/First regular service between Great Britain, Eire, Newfoundland, Canada and USA" souvenir cover franked US 30 air stamp canc New York Aug 9 1939 cds, GB 1 1/2d  tied Aug 12th machine cancel, Hong Kong $2.80 canc Victoria 30 Aug 39 cds, and verso US 2c canc Brooklyn Sep 12th cds. Superb item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 9
Est. price: £100.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am and Imperial AW Eastward 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via Imperial Airways inaugural transatlantic air service New York (Aug 9, depart cds) to Southampton, London (Aug 12th machine depart cancel front and verso) to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways Eastbound service SE 165, Hong Kong to New York, Sept 12 arrival cds verso via Pan Am Pacific service to San Francisco and US transcontinental service to New York. Grey/blue Imperial Airways "Transatlantic/First regular service between Great Britain, Eire, Newfoundland, Canada and USA" souvenir cover franked US 30 air stamp canc New York Aug 9 1939 cds, GB 1 1/2d tied Aug 12th machine cancel, Hong Kong $2.80 canc Victoria 30 Aug 39 cds, and verso US 2c canc Brooklyn Sep 12th cds. Superb item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 496

(United States) First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc  Jul 13,  Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.

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Date: 1939, Jun 28
Est. price: £125.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc Jul 13, Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.
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Lot Number: 495

(United States) First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service,  Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds.  Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £325.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service, Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds. Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 492

(United States) First Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-New York via France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii. A quadruple first flight cover being a first acceptance for the carriage of US mail for Marseilles (FAM 18), Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) via the inaugural Pan Am Southern Atlantic route, then FAM 14 to San Francisco and United Airlines to New York on the final legs of this first PAA/IAW round the world flight.  Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 20/5, Marseilles 22/5 and New York 13/6 and official US/Pam flight cachet.. Displayed on three album pages including press cuttings, a compliments slip signed by William van Dusen, and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An superb exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, May 20
Est. price: £225.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-New York via France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii. A quadruple first flight cover being a first acceptance for the carriage of US mail for Marseilles (FAM 18), Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) via the inaugural Pan Am Southern Atlantic route, then FAM 14 to San Francisco and United Airlines to New York on the final legs of this first PAA/IAW round the world flight. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 20/5, Marseilles 22/5 and New York 13/6 and official US/Pam flight cachet.. Displayed on three album pages including press cuttings, a compliments slip signed by William van Dusen, and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An superb exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 494

(United States) 

A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £225.00
Category: United States

Description: A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 487

(Uganda) Cover flown, Kampala to Cape Town 21/12, on First Christmas Flight, via Johannesburg 21/12, b/s, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways

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Date: 1931, Dec 14
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Uganda

Description: Cover flown, Kampala to Cape Town 21/12, on First Christmas Flight, via Johannesburg 21/12, b/s, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 486

(Uganda) F/F Kampala (Port Bell) to Mwanza, bs 16/3, via Kisumu 10/3, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official "map" cover, Imperial Airways. Unloaded at Kisumu by mistake and completed journey on second southwards flight.162 flown Kampala to Kisumu.

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Date: 1931, Mar 5
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Uganda

Description: F/F Kampala (Port Bell) to Mwanza, bs 16/3, via Kisumu 10/3, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official "map" cover, Imperial Airways. Unloaded at Kisumu by mistake and completed journey on second southwards flight.162 flown Kampala to Kisumu.
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Lot Number: 477

(Tanganyika) Dar es Salaam to England, 2/2 pencil arrival notation verso, carried on last Tanganyika Government  flight Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, then by Imperial Airways flight  AN46 from Kisumu to London, commercial cover correctly rated 85c (20c feeder service and 65 Kisumu to UK), violet oval 'Feeder Servce' and framed 'By Air Mail' hs's, seee Wingent's Africa handbook..

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Date: 1932, Jan 22
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Dar es Salaam to England, 2/2 pencil arrival notation verso, carried on last Tanganyika Government flight Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, then by Imperial Airways flight AN46 from Kisumu to London, commercial cover correctly rated 85c (20c feeder service and 65 Kisumu to UK), violet oval 'Feeder Servce' and framed 'By Air Mail' hs's, seee Wingent's Africa handbook..
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Lot Number: 464

(Sudan) Juba to Capetown, b/s Windhoek 21/12 and Jo'burg 21/12, violet Juba to Cape Town,  F/F cachet, flown on the Christmas flight to Cape Town, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. 192 flown from Juba to all destinations.

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Date: 1931, Dec 16
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Juba to Capetown, b/s Windhoek 21/12 and Jo'burg 21/12, violet Juba to Cape Town, F/F cachet, flown on the Christmas flight to Cape Town, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. 192 flown from Juba to all destinations.
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Lot Number: 463

(Sudan) Cover flown  WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml,  'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,

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Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Cover flown WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml, 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,
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Lot Number: 408

(Singapore) 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: £20.00
Category: Singapore

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: 454

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 19
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 457

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways first direct flight from Southern Rhodesia to Northern Rhodesia, Bulawayo to Lusaka, bs 19/5, Godfrey airmail etiquette cover, franked 5d, canc Bulawayo cds, typed "First Mail Bag/Bulawayo/Lusaka'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1935, May 18
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways first direct flight from Southern Rhodesia to Northern Rhodesia, Bulawayo to Lusaka, bs 19/5, Godfrey airmail etiquette cover, franked 5d, canc Bulawayo cds, typed "First Mail Bag/Bulawayo/Lusaka'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 453

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Salisbury to Kimberley, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways experimental flight, Salisbury to Kimberley, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 430

(South Africa) Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.
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Lot Number: 431

(South Africa) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service,  Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked  4d x2 +1d South Africa stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union".  See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £225.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked 4d x2 +1d South Africa stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 429

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Victoria West to Nairobi, bs 7/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Victoria West to Nairobi, bs 7/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 428

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Pietersburg to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but  forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Pietersburg to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 382

(Nyasaland) First direct external flight from Nyasaland, PPC franked 1s 2d, canc Limbe/31 May 33, violet st. line 'First Flight' cachet, addressed to London with message "This is by City of Karachi which is the first direct Air Mail from Nyasaland". The first OFFICIAL airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination was arranged for June 5th from Zomba to Fort Jamieson, N Rhodesia, to be flown by an RAF service flight on their return to UK after attending the Nyasaland Air Week. Official souvenir covers were issued and a postage rate set of 1/- per 1/2oz. However, quite unexpectedly on June 1st' the Imperial Airways liner 'City of Karachi' returned to Salisbury thereby offering an immediate connection with the IAW northbound Cape Town-London service. So, at very short notice, a SPECIAL  flight by the 'City of Karachi' was arranged between Zomba and Salisbury to collect UK mail in particular for OAT to 
London. So, although UNOFFICIAL, this flight then became the first airmail from Nyasaland to an 
external destination. No special cancellation/cachet was provided, and the only way of identifying 
covers from this flight are the '31 May 33' postmark and the new, hastily arranged, 1s 2d rate for UK 
mail. For this reason such covers are very scarce. A fine exhibit item. An explanatory 300 word text is 
included.

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Date: 1933, May 31
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First direct external flight from Nyasaland, PPC franked 1s 2d, canc Limbe/31 May 33, violet st. line 'First Flight' cachet, addressed to London with message "This is by City of Karachi which is the first direct Air Mail from Nyasaland". The first OFFICIAL airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination was arranged for June 5th from Zomba to Fort Jamieson, N Rhodesia, to be flown by an RAF service flight on their return to UK after attending the Nyasaland Air Week. Official souvenir covers were issued and a postage rate set of 1/- per 1/2oz. However, quite unexpectedly on June 1st' the Imperial Airways liner 'City of Karachi' returned to Salisbury thereby offering an immediate connection with the IAW northbound Cape Town-London service. So, at very short notice, a SPECIAL flight by the 'City of Karachi' was arranged between Zomba and Salisbury to collect UK mail in particular for OAT to London. So, although UNOFFICIAL, this flight then became the first airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination. No special cancellation/cachet was provided, and the only way of identifying covers from this flight are the '31 May 33' postmark and the new, hastily arranged, 1s 2d rate for UK mail. For this reason such covers are very scarce. A fine exhibit item. An explanatory 300 word text is included.
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Lot Number: 381

(Nyasaland) First acceptance of mail from Nyasaland for Sudan, Fort Jameson to Omdurman, b/s, via Zombie 22/1 and Salisbury 27/1 and Khartoum 10/2, for carriage on Imperial Airways, F/F Salisbury to London, mourning cover franked 10d, violet one line "First Official Air Mail" flight cachet. Sent by rail to Salisbury via Beira, then onward transmission was delayed by a crash of the City of Delhi at Broken Hill and, on recovery, departed from Broken Hill on 6/2 together with mail from the second service from Cape Town (AN48) which had caught up. See Wingent p18. Scarce item with lots of history.

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Date: 1932, Jan 23
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First acceptance of mail from Nyasaland for Sudan, Fort Jameson to Omdurman, b/s, via Zombie 22/1 and Salisbury 27/1 and Khartoum 10/2, for carriage on Imperial Airways, F/F Salisbury to London, mourning cover franked 10d, violet one line "First Official Air Mail" flight cachet. Sent by rail to Salisbury via Beira, then onward transmission was delayed by a crash of the City of Delhi at Broken Hill and, on recovery, departed from Broken Hill on 6/2 together with mail from the second service from Cape Town (AN48) which had caught up. See Wingent p18. Scarce item with lots of history.
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Lot Number: 380

(Northern Rhodesia) Early airmail from Northern Rhodesia to India, accepted for carriage by air on the Imperial Airways Christmas Flight from London to Cape Town, Broken Hill to Calcutta 16/1/32, via Johannesburg 21/12, attractive Aerophilatelic Club of Calcutta souvenir cover addressed c/o Postmaster, Calcutta, Intally PO, India via Karachi, franked Northern Rhodesia 1/-, canc 'Broken Hill/17 Dec 31' cds.
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Date: 1931, Dec 17
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: Early airmail from Northern Rhodesia to India, accepted for carriage by air on the Imperial Airways Christmas Flight from London to Cape Town, Broken Hill to Calcutta 16/1/32, via Johannesburg 21/12, attractive Aerophilatelic Club of Calcutta souvenir cover addressed c/o Postmaster, Calcutta, Intally PO, India via Karachi, franked Northern Rhodesia 1/-, canc 'Broken Hill/17 Dec 31' cds. Unusual. Image.
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Lot Number: 378

(Newfoundland) Scarce Imperial Airways F/F Transatlantic Service, Botwood to England, ms 'Recd Southampton/11 Aug', official blue/grey IAW souvenir cover correctly franked 30c (5c plus 25c Special Delivery fee). Only 25 official IAW souvenir covers were carried on this flight - the majority were flown out by PAA Northern service to arrive in time.

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Date: 1939, Aug 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Scarce Imperial Airways F/F Transatlantic Service, Botwood to England, ms 'Recd Southampton/11 Aug', official blue/grey IAW souvenir cover correctly franked 30c (5c plus 25c Special Delivery fee). Only 25 official IAW souvenir covers were carried on this flight - the majority were flown out by PAA Northern service to arrive in time.
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Lot Number: 377

(Newfoundland) High value franking on scarcer Imperial Airways F/F Transatlantic Service, Botwood to England, bs 12/8,  registered (hs) cover franked 1931 air set of 3 (Cat SG £164 used), typed "North Atlantic Air Service".  Only a few exist as most were flown out by PAA Northern service to arrive in time.

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Date: 1939, Aug 10
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: High value franking on scarcer Imperial Airways F/F Transatlantic Service, Botwood to England, bs 12/8, registered (hs) cover franked 1931 air set of 3 (Cat SG £164 used), typed "North Atlantic Air Service". Only a few exist as most were flown out by PAA Northern service to arrive in time.
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Lot Number: 337

(Kenya) Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Oct 22
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 338

(Kenya) Nairobi to Zanzibar carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Zanzibar, bs 23/10. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Zanzibar. Small mail.

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Date: 1931, Oct 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to Zanzibar carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Zanzibar, bs 23/10. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Zanzibar. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 340

(Kenya) Christmas proving flight, Nairobi to Cape Town, bs 1/12, via Joburg 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 12
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Christmas proving flight, Nairobi to Cape Town, bs 1/12, via Joburg 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 334

(Kenya) Interrupted first northbound flight, Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, plain cover franked 30c with attractive red/blue/black IAW 'Fly Europe,Africa, India & The East' vignette on the front, and an Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso. The 'City of Kampala' was delayed, so the stop at Butiaba was cancelled and mail was returned to Kampala, bs 11/3. It eventually reached Butiaba on the second northbound flight.

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Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Interrupted first northbound flight, Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, plain cover franked 30c with attractive red/blue/black IAW 'Fly Europe,Africa, India & The East' vignette on the front, and an Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso. The 'City of Kampala' was delayed, so the stop at Butiaba was cancelled and mail was returned to Kampala, bs 11/3. It eventually reached Butiaba on the second northbound flight.
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