Lot Number: 9
Description: French Africa, 1926-47 miscellany of 17 attractive flown covers from Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, French Soudan, Dahomey, Cameroon, and French Somalia with lovely frankings, an impossible-to-miss red-bordered envelope (closed top edge tear), a scarce 1926 registered Latecoere company cover, and an obsolete 1935 Air Orient cover sent from Henri Truc to Franc Muller. Flight destinations to the US, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, Holland, Germany and Chad, instructional, directional, and Marseille's jusqua's hand stamps, and censored covers from Cameroon and Dahomey. A few covers have minor flap damage and faint folds so on line inspection is recommended. Life size front and back images of every cover in the collection will be found on the web site. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.
Lot Number: 363
|Date: 1924, Oct 21|
Description: Ireland to Egypt, early airmail cover from Port Laoise, Ireland, to Alexandria, violet oval "Anglo Egyptian Bank/Correspondence/Oct 30 1924/Alexandria Egypt" dated receiver, plain cover franked 10d (4x 1922 Provisional Government of Ireland opts SG 4a), canc Port Laoise cds, tying dark blue/black bilingual Irish/English P.25 airmail etiquette, typed "Via London-Cairo Airmail". Flown on the London-Paris Friday air service to connect at Marseilles with the weekly P&O service to the Far East, see Proud Postal History of British Air Mails, p246. Nice item