Lot Number: 90

(Belgium) F/F Brussels to Zinder (NIger) leg of the inaugural Air Afrique, Marseilles to Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover correctly franked Belgium 35c postage and 2F50 airmail fee, verso Paris 23/2 transit cds, and Niger 4/3 arrival cds.

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Date: 1935, Feb 27
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels to Zinder (NIger) leg of the inaugural Air Afrique, Marseilles to Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover correctly franked Belgium 35c postage and 2F50 airmail fee, verso Paris 23/2 transit cds, and Niger 4/3 arrival cds.

Lot Number: 165

(GB External) First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.

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Date: 1926, Jul 14
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.

Lot Number: 203

(GB External) A possibly first recorded airmail to South China, from London to Shanghai, bs 29/1, via Marseilles 10/1 and Saigon 19/1, flown at the reduced rate of 1/4d, plain cover franked 1/- & 4d canc Glasgow cds, ms 'Air Mail', blue/white airmail etiquette. This service is listed in Proud's Postal History of British Airmails page 228. But he says that no covers carried on this service have ever been seen. So this item is truly one for the exhibit..

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Date: 1934, Jan 6
Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: GB External

Description: A possibly first recorded airmail to South China, from London to Shanghai, bs 29/1, via Marseilles 10/1 and Saigon 19/1, flown at the reduced rate of 1/4d, plain cover franked 1/- & 4d canc Glasgow cds, ms 'Air Mail', blue/white airmail etiquette. This service is listed in Proud's Postal History of British Airmails page 228. But he says that no covers carried on this service have ever been seen. So this item is truly one for the exhibit..