Lot Number: 9

(Collections) GB External, collection of 20 first flights (1920's-30's) including 1928 return of fifth night air mail trial flight London to Stockholm; 1930 first night flight, London to Hanover; 1931 Imperial Airways F/F London to Aswan; 1931 St. Lawrence Seaway air-sea acceleration first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal; 1932 F/F London-Cyprus; 1933 F/F's London-Singapore, and London-Calcutta; 1934 IAW F/F accelerated service London to Kuala Lumpur; 1936 F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam; 1937 F/F First Stage EAMS London-Durban; 1938 F/F Third Stage EAMS, London- Auckland.  Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: GB External, collection of 20 first flights (1920's-30's) including 1928 return of fifth night air mail trial flight London to Stockholm; 1930 first night flight, London to Hanover; 1931 Imperial Airways F/F London to Aswan; 1931 St. Lawrence Seaway air-sea acceleration first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal; 1932 F/F London-Cyprus; 1933 F/F's London-Singapore, and London-Calcutta; 1934 IAW F/F accelerated service London to Kuala Lumpur; 1936 F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam; 1937 F/F First Stage EAMS London-Durban; 1938 F/F Third Stage EAMS, London- Auckland. Images.
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Lot Number: 44

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 45

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 46

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 52

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Sydney to Juba, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked  1d, 3d blue Ram and 1/6d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Sydney to Juba, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1d, 3d blue Ram and 1/6d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 51

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 53

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 50

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 49

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 48

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Entebbe, Uganda, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Entebbe on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Entebbe, Uganda, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Entebbe on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 47

(Australia) F/F Sydney to Cape Town, bs 29/12, via Cairo, bs 23/12, flown on the Australia-England service to Cairo, then transferred to flight AS 199 on the first Imperial Airways England-Africa service to carry mail from Cairo to Cape Town. A dual franked cover bearing 1/7d Australia stamps and Egypt 6m stamps, all canc 'Air Mail/Sydney/6 DE 34'. cds, ms "Per Aerial Mail/ Sydney to Cairo/Cairo to Cape Town". See Wingent 'Moement of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Rote 1931-1939 p165. A great item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Sydney to Cape Town, bs 29/12, via Cairo, bs 23/12, flown on the Australia-England service to Cairo, then transferred to flight AS 199 on the first Imperial Airways England-Africa service to carry mail from Cairo to Cape Town. A dual franked cover bearing 1/7d Australia stamps and Egypt 6m stamps, all canc 'Air Mail/Sydney/6 DE 34'. cds, ms "Per Aerial Mail/ Sydney to Cairo/Cairo to Cape Town". See Wingent 'Moement of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Rote 1931-1939 p165. A great item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 76

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line  "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.

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Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £375.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.
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Lot Number: 75

(Bahrain) First flight Imperial Airways alternative route through Trucial States, Bahrain to Karachi, bs 8/10, cover with 'Eastern Bank/Bahrein/Ltd' embossed on the flap, franked 3 annas 3p Indian stamps, weak strike Bahrain cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, dark blue/white airmail etiquette. Although 'Bahrein' on the postmark is illegible, the date '5 OCT 32' is clear, as is the '8 OCT 32' Karachi arrival cds. Also the cover is franked correctly with Indian stamps and was sent from the Eastern Bank, Bahrain. A scarce item in good condition.

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Date: 1932, Oct 5
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Bahrain

Description: First flight Imperial Airways alternative route through Trucial States, Bahrain to Karachi, bs 8/10, cover with 'Eastern Bank/Bahrein/Ltd' embossed on the flap, franked 3 annas 3p Indian stamps, weak strike Bahrain cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, dark blue/white airmail etiquette. Although 'Bahrein' on the postmark is illegible, the date '5 OCT 32' is clear, as is the '8 OCT 32' Karachi arrival cds. Also the cover is franked correctly with Indian stamps and was sent from the Eastern Bank, Bahrain. A scarce item in good condition.
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Lot Number: 195

(French Chad) Scarce F/F Ati to Fort Lamy, bs 16/2, carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways West African Feeder Service to Nigeria, plain cover franked 51F Moyen Congo stamps, canc Ati/Chad cds, black two line '1er raid: Khartoum Abecher, Ati,Ft. Lamy, Kano' cachet. Believed only 20 flown. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1936, Feb 16
Est. price: £75.00
Category: French Chad

Description: Scarce F/F Ati to Fort Lamy, bs 16/2, carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways West African Feeder Service to Nigeria, plain cover franked 51F Moyen Congo stamps, canc Ati/Chad cds, black two line '1er raid: Khartoum Abecher, Ati,Ft. Lamy, Kano' cachet. Believed only 20 flown. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 203

(GB External) Imperial Airways first flight London to India, bs Bombay GPO 9/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d The route taken is of interest showing the lack of cooperation by the Italian authorities who declined to allow flights over their territories by way of France or Switzerland. An airliner carried the mail to Basle, from there it was taken by train overnight to Genoa,  then by flying boat to plane to Alexandria via Rome, Naples, Corfu, Athens, Crete and Tobruk. and from there it was flown on the city of Jerusalem to Karachi.

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Date: 1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways first flight London to India, bs Bombay GPO 9/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d The route taken is of interest showing the lack of cooperation by the Italian authorities who declined to allow flights over their territories by way of France or Switzerland. An airliner carried the mail to Basle, from there it was taken by train overnight to Genoa, then by flying boat to plane to Alexandria via Rome, Naples, Corfu, Athens, Crete and Tobruk. and from there it was flown on the city of Jerusalem to Karachi.
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Lot Number: 224

(GB External) Test letter for the first DLH/Elders Colonial Airways all-air service from GB to Sierra Leone, bs Freetown 8/7. Carried by the German service to Bathurst, Gambia, then by Elders Colonial Airways to Freetown, Plain cover franked 1/- rate, addressed to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd, c/o Elders Colonial Airways, Freetown, Sierra Leone, typed "First acceptance/for Bathurst-Freetown service", verso "KIndly return to Traffic Manager/Imperial Airways Ltd/London.

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Date: 1938, Jul 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Test letter for the first DLH/Elders Colonial Airways all-air service from GB to Sierra Leone, bs Freetown 8/7. Carried by the German service to Bathurst, Gambia, then by Elders Colonial Airways to Freetown, Plain cover franked 1/- rate, addressed to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd, c/o Elders Colonial Airways, Freetown, Sierra Leone, typed "First acceptance/for Bathurst-Freetown service", verso "KIndly return to Traffic Manager/Imperial Airways Ltd/London.
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Lot Number: 219

(GB External) London to Accra 16/11 carried on the first West Africa feeder from Khartoum-Lagos to arrive at Lagos on Friday instead of Thursday, imprint etiquette cover franked 6d, bs Lagos 13/11. Carried Imperial Airways flight AS394 to Khartoum,  West Africa Feeder Service WAS41 to Lagos, then surface to Accra.
See Wingent pp 106 and 183.

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Date: 1936, Nov 5
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Accra 16/11 carried on the first West Africa feeder from Khartoum-Lagos to arrive at Lagos on Friday instead of Thursday, imprint etiquette cover franked 6d, bs Lagos 13/11. Carried Imperial Airways flight AS394 to Khartoum, West Africa Feeder Service WAS41 to Lagos, then surface to Accra. See Wingent pp 106 and 183.
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Lot Number: 218

(GB External) Scarce F/F London to Abesher, bs 26/2, no mail dropped at Abesher until 10/4), carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways, first direct service to Nigeria, plain cover correctly franked 6d, typed 'First Airmail to Abesher', airmail etiquette (corner tear), returned surface via Geneina Fort 2/3, El Fasher 14/3 and Shellal-Halfa TPO 27/3, great routing. Believed only 15 flown.

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Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: Scarce F/F London to Abesher, bs 26/2, no mail dropped at Abesher until 10/4), carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways, first direct service to Nigeria, plain cover correctly franked 6d, typed 'First Airmail to Abesher', airmail etiquette (corner tear), returned surface via Geneina Fort 2/3, El Fasher 14/3 and Shellal-Halfa TPO 27/3, great routing. Believed only 15 flown.
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Lot Number: 220

(GB External) Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to The Director of Civil Aviation, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, 6d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flights were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.

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Date: 1937, May 21
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to The Director of Civil Aviation, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, 6d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flights were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.
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Lot Number: 222

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Feb 20
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 210

(GB External) "London Monetary Economic Conference", carried on F/F regular service London to Allahabad, bs 8/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, registered (London Monetary Economic Conference label) official red/white/blue Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways souvenir cover,  franked KGV 1d & 10d, canc special "London Monetary Economic Conference" cds. There are four nice strikes (two front, two verso) of this Special Event postmark Whitney #197, cat £30. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1933, Jun 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: "London Monetary Economic Conference", carried on F/F regular service London to Allahabad, bs 8/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, registered (London Monetary Economic Conference label) official red/white/blue Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways souvenir cover, franked KGV 1d & 10d, canc special "London Monetary Economic Conference" cds. There are four nice strikes (two front, two verso) of this Special Event postmark Whitney #197, cat £30. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 211

(GB External) F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12, official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1933, Dec 9
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12, official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 225

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate".

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Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate".
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Lot Number: 252

(GB Internal) Selfridges Airmail Stamp Expo February 1937, plain cover franked with scarce King Edward VIII machine cancel with Selfridges advert, also blue/white 'Imperial Airways Flying boat/1937 All Empire Mails By Air' propaganda label..

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Date: 1937, Feb 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Selfridges Airmail Stamp Expo February 1937, plain cover franked with scarce King Edward VIII machine cancel with Selfridges advert, also blue/white 'Imperial Airways Flying boat/1937 All Empire Mails By Air' propaganda label..
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Lot Number: 331

(Ireland) Scarcer F/F Imperial Airways North Atlantic Service, Foynes to Botwood, bs St Johns 7/8, official cachet, official blue/grey IAW souvenir cover, Imperial Airways. Baldwin 559d.

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Date: 1939, Aug 6
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ireland

Description: Scarcer F/F Imperial Airways North Atlantic Service, Foynes to Botwood, bs St Johns 7/8, official cachet, official blue/grey IAW souvenir cover, Imperial Airways. Baldwin 559d.
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Lot Number: 328

(Iraq) Imperial Airways England-India via Baghdad, first regular service Baghdad to Karachi, bs 6/4,  plain cover franked 4 1/2a canc. Baghdad cds, scarce purple oval cachet "Airmail/England-India Route/Baghdad/April 3, 1929/First Flight".

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Date: 1929, Apr 4
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Iraq

Description: Imperial Airways England-India via Baghdad, first regular service Baghdad to Karachi, bs 6/4, plain cover franked 4 1/2a canc. Baghdad cds, scarce purple oval cachet "Airmail/England-India Route/Baghdad/April 3, 1929/First Flight".
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Lot Number: 329

(Iraq) Baghdad to Vienna, no arrival ds, via Cairo, 10/4 transit cds, carried on Imperial Airways F/F Baghdad to England, franked 6a canc Baghdad Cantonement dr cds, blue/cream "Air Mail/Baghdad-London" corner cover ms "First Flight".

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Date: 1929, Apr 8
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Iraq

Description: Baghdad to Vienna, no arrival ds, via Cairo, 10/4 transit cds, carried on Imperial Airways F/F Baghdad to England, franked 6a canc Baghdad Cantonement dr cds, blue/cream "Air Mail/Baghdad-London" corner cover ms "First Flight".
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Lot Number: 323

(India) Cawnpore to Brisbane, bs 21/12, red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' souvenir cover, franked 11a, canc Cawnpore cds. Imperial Airways and Qantas Empire Airways combined to operate the first regular through service from England to Australia, the first flight left London on 8 December and, travelling via India, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and Darwin, and reached Brisbane on 21 December, (ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995).

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Date: 1934, Dec 14
Est. price: £70.00
Category: India

Description: Cawnpore to Brisbane, bs 21/12, red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' souvenir cover, franked 11a, canc Cawnpore cds. Imperial Airways and Qantas Empire Airways combined to operate the first regular through service from England to Australia, the first flight left London on 8 December and, travelling via India, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and Darwin, and reached Brisbane on 21 December, (ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995).
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Lot Number: 320

(India) Delhi Flying Club/Imperial Airways, first direct airmail from Delhi to Johannesburg, bs 1/2 registered (label) cover franked 1R, 4 annas, 18p, canc New Delhi cds, typed 'Delhi-Johannesburg'. First acceptance of mail for South Africa on the Delhi-Karachi service, then carried from Cairo the F/F Imperial Airways Regular Service from London to Cape Town. Only 14 carried. Superb double first flight item.

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Date: 1932, Jan 18
Est. price: £125.00
Category: India

Description: Delhi Flying Club/Imperial Airways, first direct airmail from Delhi to Johannesburg, bs 1/2 registered (label) cover franked 1R, 4 annas, 18p, canc New Delhi cds, typed 'Delhi-Johannesburg'. First acceptance of mail for South Africa on the Delhi-Karachi service, then carried from Cairo the F/F Imperial Airways Regular Service from London to Cape Town. Only 14 carried. Superb double first flight item.
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Lot Number: 314

(India) Imperial Airways 1st experimental flight England-Australia, Calcutta to Rangoon, bs 15/4, attractive 'World Fliers' printed souvenir cover, franked 4 annas, canc Calcutta cds, violet boxed 'First Airmail/Burma-Australia' cachet, also fine strike three line 'Via Imperial Airways/1st Experimental Flight/England to Australia' cachet, signed facsimile Stephen Smith verso.

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Date: 1931, Apr 13
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial Airways 1st experimental flight England-Australia, Calcutta to Rangoon, bs 15/4, attractive 'World Fliers' printed souvenir cover, franked 4 annas, canc Calcutta cds, violet boxed 'First Airmail/Burma-Australia' cachet, also fine strike three line 'Via Imperial Airways/1st Experimental Flight/England to Australia' cachet, signed facsimile Stephen Smith verso.
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Lot Number: 305

(India) Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).

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Date: 1929, Apr 19
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).
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Lot Number: 321

(India) Karachi to Jodhpur, bs 8/7, carried on F/F Calcutta to Karachi, bs "Areodrome/Sanghi Bros/Jodhpur", official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked  3annas 3p, canc black boxed "Karachi to Calcutta/7 Jul 33/First Air Mail' cachet, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Rare stage. A map of the route accompanies this item.

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Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: Karachi to Jodhpur, bs 8/7, carried on F/F Calcutta to Karachi, bs "Areodrome/Sanghi Bros/Jodhpur", official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 3annas 3p, canc black boxed "Karachi to Calcutta/7 Jul 33/First Air Mail' cachet, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Rare stage. A map of the route accompanies this item.
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Lot Number: 325

(India) Inward to India from Belgium, first Belgium acceptance for the first Imperial Airways service to Cannanore, bs 13/1, a new stop on the England to Australia service, M Debaar black/yellow/red border airmail cover franked 3F85, canc Brussels 5/1/37.  Cannanore is the administrative headquarters of the District of Kannur and 518km north of state capital Trivandrum. During British rule in India, Kannur was known by its old name Cannanore(Land of Lord Krishna) and was of great strategic military importance. This is the first Imperial Airways F/F to Cannanore we have seen, see Jennekins & Godinas, 1969, p75.    A superb item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1937, Jan 5
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Inward to India from Belgium, first Belgium acceptance for the first Imperial Airways service to Cannanore, bs 13/1, a new stop on the England to Australia service, M Debaar black/yellow/red border airmail cover franked 3F85, canc Brussels 5/1/37. Cannanore is the administrative headquarters of the District of Kannur and 518km north of state capital Trivandrum. During British rule in India, Kannur was known by its old name Cannanore(Land of Lord Krishna) and was of great strategic military importance. This is the first Imperial Airways F/F to Cannanore we have seen, see Jennekins & Godinas, 1969, p75. A superb item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 307

(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: £1,000.00
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.
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Lot Number: 587

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Calcutta Flying Boat, G-EBVG, super original sepia PPC, written up and mounted on album leaf.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Calcutta Flying Boat, G-EBVG, super original sepia PPC, written up and mounted on album leaf.
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Lot Number: 604

(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: 540

(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: 558

(Ephemera) Atlanta class Imperial Airways liner G-ABTL standing on the tarmac, original black and white photograph, 11x7cm..

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

Description: Atlanta class Imperial Airways liner G-ABTL standing on the tarmac, original black and white photograph, 11x7cm..
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Lot Number: 566

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways airliner 'Syrinx' on the tarmac with passengers boarding 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 with passengers boarding at Croydon Airport, large black and white photo card 17x11cm, unused.
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Lot Number: 567

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

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways airliner 'Syrinx' undergoing overhaul on the tarmac at Croydon Airport, large black and white photo card 17x11cm, unused.
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Lot Number: 565

(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: 588

(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: 585

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Armstrong Argosy on tarmac at Croydon Airport, 1927, B&W Pamlin PPC, unused.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Armstrong Argosy on tarmac at Croydon Airport, 1927, B&W Pamlin PPC, unused.
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Lot Number: 586

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Bristol Ten-seater, registration G-EAWY, on display at Croydon Aerodrome, a Tuck's B&W photocard unused.  The Bristol Ten-seater was a large, two bay biplane with a cabin for nine passengers and a forward cockpit for the single pilot which first flew on 21 June 1921. It was then  transferred to Instone Air Line for service on its London to Paris route, then to Handley Page Transport Ltd., and  finally to IAW in 1924,

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

Description: Imperial Airways Bristol Ten-seater, registration G-EAWY, on display at Croydon Aerodrome, a Tuck's B&W photocard unused. The Bristol Ten-seater was a large, two bay biplane with a cabin for nine passengers and a forward cockpit for the single pilot which first flew on 21 June 1921. It was then transferred to Instone Air Line for service on its London to Paris route, then to Handley Page Transport Ltd., and finally to IAW in 1924,
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Lot Number: 597

(Ephemera) GPO Air Mail Notice February 1938 P635D (Late PA1), 12 pages of rates for Europe, Countries outside Europe, HM Ships and Parcels, also a detailed map of Imperial Airways and other routes used form the UK. Some rusting around staples, otherwise fine.

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Date: Post Office notices
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: GPO Air Mail Notice February 1938 P635D (Late PA1), 12 pages of rates for Europe, Countries outside Europe, HM Ships and Parcels, also a detailed map of Imperial Airways and other routes used form the UK. Some rusting around staples, otherwise fine.
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Lot Number: 589

(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: 523

(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: 522

(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: £150.00
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: 521

(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: £350.00
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: 518

(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: £250.00
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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