Lot Number: 78

(Belgian Congo) Leopoldville to New York, via Marseille Gare Avion 16/10 transit cds, imprint etiquette cover franked 6F, uncommon black three line "en avion jusqua/Marseille/Gare avion"

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Date: 1936, Oct 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Leopoldville to New York, via Marseille Gare Avion 16/10 transit cds, imprint etiquette cover franked 6F, uncommon black three line "en avion jusqua/Marseille/Gare avion"
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Lot Number: 92

(Belgium) Brussels to Elisabethville, 12/11, via Marseilles 1/11,  carried on the first accelerated Sabena Brussels to Elisabethville service via the NEW (via Stanleyville) schedule, registered (label) red/yellow/black stripe airmail cover franked 5F50, type "Via Air Afrique/Bruxelles-Paris-Alger-Elisabethville". Intended for 1sr Air Afrique flight, but this was deferred for several weeks. So carried on the second Sabena flight. A nice historical item and one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1936, Oct 31
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Elisabethville, 12/11, via Marseilles 1/11, carried on the first accelerated Sabena Brussels to Elisabethville service via the NEW (via Stanleyville) schedule, registered (label) red/yellow/black stripe airmail cover franked 5F50, type "Via Air Afrique/Bruxelles-Paris-Alger-Elisabethville". Intended for 1sr Air Afrique flight, but this was deferred for several weeks. So carried on the second Sabena flight. A nice historical item and one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 88

(Belgium) F/F Air Afrique, Brussels to Matadi, bs 8/3 via Leopoldville 7/3, Van Reet cover carried on the first regular F/F Air Afrique fortnightly service from Algeria to Brazzaville (across the river from Leopoldville) via Marseilles-Alger-El Golea-Gao-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, then by SABENA internal service to Matadi, franked Belgium 2F85. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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Date: 1935, Feb 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Air Afrique, Brussels to Matadi, bs 8/3 via Leopoldville 7/3, Van Reet cover carried on the first regular F/F Air Afrique fortnightly service from Algeria to Brazzaville (across the river from Leopoldville) via Marseilles-Alger-El Golea-Gao-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, then by SABENA internal service to Matadi, franked Belgium 2F85. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.
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Lot Number: 198

(French Ivory Coast) Ivory Coast to Switzerland, Abidjan to Bienne, correctly franked 1F75 postage + 4F air surcharge, Flown Abidjan to Dakar by Aeromaritime, on to Marseilles by Air France then surface to Bienne.

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Date: 1938, Feb 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: French Ivory Coast

Description: Ivory Coast to Switzerland, Abidjan to Bienne, correctly franked 1F75 postage + 4F air surcharge, Flown Abidjan to Dakar by Aeromaritime, on to Marseilles by Air France then surface to Bienne.
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Lot Number: 197

(French Indian Settlements) Early WWII uncensored pre Armistice airmail from French India to France, registered (hs) airmail etiquette cover, Pondicherry to Marseilles, bs 7/6/40, franked 1936 International Exhibition Paris 50c, canc 'Inde Francais/27.4.1940/Pondicherry' cds, fine strike red framed "Delai de Garde/Expire/a Representer' hs ( Extension Time for Safekeeping has Expired), faint black boxed 'Return to Sender' hs. French rule continued until 31 October 1954. Scarce WWII airmail.

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Date: 1940, Apr 27
Est. price: £40.00
Category: French Indian Settlements

Description: Early WWII uncensored pre Armistice airmail from French India to France, registered (hs) airmail etiquette cover, Pondicherry to Marseilles, bs 7/6/40, franked 1936 International Exhibition Paris 50c, canc 'Inde Francais/27.4.1940/Pondicherry' cds, fine strike red framed "Delai de Garde/Expire/a Representer' hs ( Extension Time for Safekeeping has Expired), faint black boxed 'Return to Sender' hs. French rule continued until 31 October 1954. Scarce WWII airmail.
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Lot Number: 191

(France) First Air France -Westerly Around the World Flight, Paris-Natal 21/10--Belem 22/10--Miami -New York 25/10-San Francisco -Hong Kong 9/11-Marseilles, special cover po0sted at the Paris Exposition, franked with French, Brazilian, Us and Hong Kong stamps, all with clear cancellations. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route. A fine exhibit item in pristine condition, se web site scans..

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Date: 1937, Oct 17
Est. price: £60.00
Category: France

Description: First Air France -Westerly Around the World Flight, Paris-Natal 21/10--Belem 22/10--Miami -New York 25/10-San Francisco -Hong Kong 9/11-Marseilles, special cover po0sted at the Paris Exposition, franked with French, Brazilian, Us and Hong Kong stamps, all with clear cancellations. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route. A fine exhibit item in pristine condition, se web site scans..
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Lot Number: 184

(France) F/F Marseilles to Prague, 16/5 arrival ds on front, Air France company corner cover franked 2f 25, canc Marseille-Gare-Avion cds, black diamond flight cachet.

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Date: 1935, May 15
Est. price: £7.00
Category: France

Description: F/F Marseilles to Prague, 16/5 arrival ds on front, Air France company corner cover franked 2f 25, canc Marseille-Gare-Avion cds, black diamond flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 265

(Germany) Airmail cover addressed to Aeropostale postmarked Hamburg June 16, 1933 with transit Marseille b/s June 17 and arrival b/s Natal (Brazil) June 28. Franked with rare Scott C37 Graf Zeppelin stamp of 4DM. (1998 catalogue value for used was $ 40). Interesting association between the Graf Zeppelin stamp on a cover addressed to the French competitor airline.

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Date: 1933, Jun 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Germany

Description: Airmail cover addressed to Aeropostale postmarked Hamburg June 16, 1933 with transit Marseille b/s June 17 and arrival b/s Natal (Brazil) June 28. Franked with rare Scott C37 Graf Zeppelin stamp of 4DM. (1998 catalogue value for used was $ 40). Interesting association between the Graf Zeppelin stamp on a cover addressed to the French competitor airline.
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Lot Number: 263

(Germany) Germany to Paraguay, Aeropostale cover pre-printed in Germany (this one with C.G.A. printed in red) postmarked Hamburg December 1st, 1931 with transit b/s Strasbourg December 2nd and Marseille December 3 with Paraguay arrival b/s December 19th (town illegible but addressed to Concepcion).

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Date: 1931, Dec 1
Est. price: £13.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany to Paraguay, Aeropostale cover pre-printed in Germany (this one with C.G.A. printed in red) postmarked Hamburg December 1st, 1931 with transit b/s Strasbourg December 2nd and Marseille December 3 with Paraguay arrival b/s December 19th (town illegible but addressed to Concepcion).
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Lot Number: 303

(India) First combined Basra-Cairo and Marseilles-London airmail service, Bombay to London, buff envelope with 'Marseilles-London Air Service' printed in red in top lh corner, franked 5 annas canc Bombay cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, pair tied dark blue/white airmail etiquettes. Scarce item in very fine condition.

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Date: 1928, May 4
Est. price: £125.00
Category: India

Description: First combined Basra-Cairo and Marseilles-London airmail service, Bombay to London, buff envelope with 'Marseilles-London Air Service' printed in red in top lh corner, franked 5 annas canc Bombay cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, pair tied dark blue/white airmail etiquettes. Scarce item in very fine condition.
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Lot Number: 519

(United States) First Pan Am and Imperial AW, Westerly 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via  San Francisco, Hong Kong, bs Kowloon 28/6, Bangkok, Alexandria and Marseilles bs 5/7, registered (label) souvenir cover franked US 85c air canc 20/6, Hong Kong $1.20 canc 29/6 cds, and France 14F50 canc Marseilles canc 7/7 cds. Superb item in pristine condition. Displayed on album page with a detailed explanation of route,

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Date: 1939, Jun 20
Est. price: £125.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am and Imperial AW, Westerly 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via San Francisco, Hong Kong, bs Kowloon 28/6, Bangkok, Alexandria and Marseilles bs 5/7, registered (label) souvenir cover franked US 85c air canc 20/6, Hong Kong $1.20 canc 29/6 cds, and France 14F50 canc Marseilles canc 7/7 cds. Superb item in pristine condition. Displayed on album page with a detailed explanation of route,
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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: 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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Lot Number: 476

(Spain) Acceptance from Spain for Argentina, pre-printed Spanish Air France registered cover postmarked Cadiz April 1, 1935 addressed to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s April 11th. Large "Viva Cristo Rey" sticker on back. It is known that mail left Paris on April 6th to be carried on all-air service using the Santos Dumont (flight 15A) but known examples of that mail have an arrival b/s in Buenos Aires of April 9th. It is possible that this cover was flown to Dakar but arrived too late for the Santos Dumont flight and put on board the usual aviso instead. In other words, there may have been two sets of mail for that date, the mail gathered in Paris for a direct Toulouse/Marseille - Dakar- Natal flight,and the mail picked up on the way which followed the usual plane-aviso scenario. Collot and Cornu do not expand on this possibility.

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Date: 1935, Apr 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Spain

Description: Acceptance from Spain for Argentina, pre-printed Spanish Air France registered cover postmarked Cadiz April 1, 1935 addressed to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s April 11th. Large "Viva Cristo Rey" sticker on back. It is known that mail left Paris on April 6th to be carried on all-air service using the Santos Dumont (flight 15A) but known examples of that mail have an arrival b/s in Buenos Aires of April 9th. It is possible that this cover was flown to Dakar but arrived too late for the Santos Dumont flight and put on board the usual aviso instead. In other words, there may have been two sets of mail for that date, the mail gathered in Paris for a direct Toulouse/Marseille - Dakar- Natal flight,and the mail picked up on the way which followed the usual plane-aviso scenario. Collot and Cornu do not expand on this possibility.
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