Lot Number: 619

(United States) Double Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Southern( North) Atlantic route, New York-Marseilles, bs 22/5, and return from Marseilles to New York, bs 25/7, airmail cover, 20x11cm, franked US 30c air, canc New York 20 May 1939 cds, blue framed "United Sates f America/First Flight FAM 18/Trans-Atlantic Service", then refranked 15F French stamps canc Paris 24/5/39 cds, and returned by registered (label) mail on F/F FAM 18 Marseilles-New York, red framed "1er Service Postal Aerien/France-Etats Unis".

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Date: 1939, May 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: United States

Description: Double Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Southern( North) Atlantic route, New York-Marseilles, bs 22/5, and return from Marseilles to New York, bs 25/7, airmail cover, 20x11cm, franked US 30c air, canc New York 20 May 1939 cds, blue framed "United Sates f America/First Flight FAM 18/Trans-Atlantic Service", then refranked 15F French stamps canc Paris 24/5/39 cds, and returned by registered (label) mail on F/F FAM 18 Marseilles-New York, red framed "1er Service Postal Aerien/France-Etats Unis".
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Lot Number: 230

(French Indochina) Saigon to Nice, via Marseille-Gare-Avion 3/9, fine imprint etiquette grey/orange-black framed 'Indochine-France/Par Baghdad-Marseille/Via Air Orient' envelope, franked 36c canc Siagon Central cds and tied by black framed Saigon-Marseille J'usqua. Nice item.

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Date: 1933, Aug 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Saigon to Nice, via Marseille-Gare-Avion 3/9, fine imprint etiquette grey/orange-black framed 'Indochine-France/Par Baghdad-Marseille/Via Air Orient' envelope, franked 36c canc Siagon Central cds and tied by black framed Saigon-Marseille J'usqua. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 223

(French Cameroons) Trans Saharan Airmail, Douala (Cameroon) to Marseille, bs 24/5/35 Gare Avion, via Cotonau (Dahomey) 17/5, Compagnie Francaise de l'Afrique Occidentale printed cover franked 1 F50 postage + 3F air surcharge, green blue/black airmail etiquette, ms ‘Via Cotonau’. Flown from Cotonau to Niamey by Compagnie Generale Transsahararienne, then by Air Afrique to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille. An interesting cover in fine condition and with good routing.

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Date: 1935, May 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Trans Saharan Airmail, Douala (Cameroon) to Marseille, bs 24/5/35 Gare Avion, via Cotonau (Dahomey) 17/5, Compagnie Francaise de l'Afrique Occidentale printed cover franked 1 F50 postage + 3F air surcharge, green blue/black airmail etiquette, ms ‘Via Cotonau’. Flown from Cotonau to Niamey by Compagnie Generale Transsahararienne, then by Air Afrique to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille. An interesting cover in fine condition and with good routing.
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Lot Number: 218

(France) WWII uncensored airmail Marseille to Lome, Togo, bs 15/2, franked 1F50 overseas postage and 3F50 air, ms 'AoF', likely Reseau Aerienne Francaise to Dakar, then Aeromaritime to Lome. Uncommon wartime destination with interesting routing. Image.

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Date: 1942, Feb 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: WWII uncensored airmail Marseille to Lome, Togo, bs 15/2, franked 1F50 overseas postage and 3F50 air, ms 'AoF', likely Reseau Aerienne Francaise to Dakar, then Aeromaritime to Lome. Uncommon wartime destination with interesting routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 215

(France) WWII censored airmail Toulouse to Jadotville, Belgian Congo, bs 28/6.via Marseille Gare Avion 5/6 and Elizabethville 27/6, franked 2F50 overseas postage and 9F air, canc Toulouse cds, sealed plain brown censor tape tied by black 'Censure Congo Belgique' censor mark. Interesting wartime item with good routing. Image.

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Date: 1940, Jun 2
Est. price: £30.00
Category: France

Description: WWII censored airmail Toulouse to Jadotville, Belgian Congo, bs 28/6.via Marseille Gare Avion 5/6 and Elizabethville 27/6, franked 2F50 overseas postage and 9F air, canc Toulouse cds, sealed plain brown censor tape tied by black 'Censure Congo Belgique' censor mark. Interesting wartime item with good routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 217

(France) Dual censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, plain cover franked 2F50 postage and 1F25 air, canc Ceyrat cds, sealed by French censor tape at Marseille and GB censor tape OBE 1119, ms 'Par Avion' cancelled with Marseille black double bar Jusqu'a. Image.

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Date: 1941, Sep 18
Est. price: £18.00
Category: France

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, plain cover franked 2F50 postage and 1F25 air, canc Ceyrat cds, sealed by French censor tape at Marseille and GB censor tape OBE 1119, ms 'Par Avion' cancelled with Marseille black double bar Jusqu'a. Image.
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Lot Number: 221

(France) Censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, airmail etiquette and 3x 2F stamps tied by Lyon/19th Sep/42 cds, sealed by GB PC90 OBE 3565 censor tape, ms 'To Marseille et Lisbon, by rail to Lisbon then by BOAC to Poole/Bristol.. Correctly rted 4F postage and 2F air surcharge. Image.

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Date: 1942, Sep 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, airmail etiquette and 3x 2F stamps tied by Lyon/19th Sep/42 cds, sealed by GB PC90 OBE 3565 censor tape, ms 'To Marseille et Lisbon, by rail to Lisbon then by BOAC to Poole/Bristol.. Correctly rted 4F postage and 2F air surcharge. Image.
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Lot Number: 214

(France) First acceptance of French mail for Pan Am F/F Marseilles-New York, b/s 27/5, registered (label) envelope Lyon to New York via Marseille 24/5, official red flight cachet verso, attractive air cover correctly franked 2F25 overseas postage, 10F airmail surcharge and 2F50 registration fee..

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: First acceptance of French mail for Pan Am F/F Marseilles-New York, b/s 27/5, registered (label) envelope Lyon to New York via Marseille 24/5, official red flight cachet verso, attractive air cover correctly franked 2F25 overseas postage, 10F airmail surcharge and 2F50 registration fee..
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Lot Number: 127

(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 1st 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: £25.00
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 1st 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: 114

(Belgium) F/F Ostende-Paris-Marseille, bs 3/7, via, bs Paris Gare du Nord 1/7, tricolour commemorative cover franked 85c, Mu 105, 800. Image.

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Date: 1930, Jun 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Ostende-Paris-Marseille, bs 3/7, via, bs Paris Gare du Nord 1/7, tricolour commemorative cover franked 85c, Mu 105, 800. Image.
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Lot Number: 125

(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: 107

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 45

(Collections) Switzerland eight first flight covers, 1924-37, comprising 1924 13/4 Granchen to Zurich 13/4 special cachet; 1925 10/5 military flight Zurich to Basel special card and cachet;  1925 13/10 Military Flying Competition Dubendorf official card with cachet postmark; 1926 1/9 Basel to Schaffhausen flight cachet tying 4oc air also Zurich 2/9; 1927 22/8 International Aviation Meet Zurich-Bellinzona cachet tying 25c air; 1929 2/11 Dubendorf to St Gallen 2/11 20c PSC red Zeppelinpost/Schwizerflug cachet tying 65c air; 1930 14/9 10c PSC red Geneva Aviation/Vol du Zeppelin cachet tying 65c air; 1939 23/5 Switzerland accept for Chicago 29/5 for carriage on Pan Am 1st North Atlantic Service Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5. A splendid collection in fine to very fine condition. Image

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Switzerland eight first flight covers, 1924-37, comprising 1924 13/4 Granchen to Zurich 13/4 special cachet; 1925 10/5 military flight Zurich to Basel special card and cachet; 1925 13/10 Military Flying Competition Dubendorf official card with cachet postmark; 1926 1/9 Basel to Schaffhausen flight cachet tying 4oc air also Zurich 2/9; 1927 22/8 International Aviation Meet Zurich-Bellinzona cachet tying 25c air; 1929 2/11 Dubendorf to St Gallen 2/11 20c PSC red Zeppelinpost/Schwizerflug cachet tying 65c air; 1930 14/9 10c PSC red Geneva Aviation/Vol du Zeppelin cachet tying 65c air; 1939 23/5 Switzerland accept for Chicago 29/5 for carriage on Pan Am 1st North Atlantic Service Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5. A splendid collection in fine to very fine condition. Image
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Lot Number: 21

(Collections) Europe (Western), twelve  first flight covers, 1921-48, comprising 1921 8/6 Poznan Fair special flight franked semi-official 25m and 100m perforated vignettes tied by a special cancellation; 1924 25/9 Budapest to Szeged franked 1924 air set;  1928 4/10 Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat; 1929 27/8 Ireland Galway to London cachet Field authentication hs; 1930 19/11 Paris International Expo special card addressed to Switzerland; 1930 11/6 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin' hs ms Sevilla/Friedrichshafen' bs Paris 16/6; 1930 31/3 Oleag/CIDNA/Aeroput Vienna-Graz;1933 21/8 Ljubljana to Zagreb special cachets; 1932 18/6 Netherlands Graf Zeppelin flight Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen 19/6; 1935 23/2 Brussels to Leopoldville 28/2 souvenir cover; 1939 24/5 Pan Am Marseille to New York 27/5; 1948 12/11 Barcelona to New York 15/11. A most interesting and varied lot, fine to very fine, see scans on web site.

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Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: Europe (Western), twelve first flight covers, 1921-48, comprising 1921 8/6 Poznan Fair special flight franked semi-official 25m and 100m perforated vignettes tied by a special cancellation; 1924 25/9 Budapest to Szeged franked 1924 air set; 1928 4/10 Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat; 1929 27/8 Ireland Galway to London cachet Field authentication hs; 1930 19/11 Paris International Expo special card addressed to Switzerland; 1930 11/6 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin' hs ms Sevilla/Friedrichshafen' bs Paris 16/6; 1930 31/3 Oleag/CIDNA/Aeroput Vienna-Graz;1933 21/8 Ljubljana to Zagreb special cachets; 1932 18/6 Netherlands Graf Zeppelin flight Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen 19/6; 1935 23/2 Brussels to Leopoldville 28/2 souvenir cover; 1939 24/5 Pan Am Marseille to New York 27/5; 1948 12/11 Barcelona to New York 15/11. A most interesting and varied lot, fine to very fine, see scans on web site.
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Lot Number: 37

(Collections) Netherlands, eight first flights 1929- 39 comprising 1929 15/5 Aler & Smirnoff KLM first night flight (Berlin)-Rotterdam-London; 1933 9/12 attractive Pander Postjager souvenir card Hague to Makassar 26/12; 1934 20/10 Mac Robertson Air Race Holland to Sydney 26/10 special stamp and cachets KLM entry flown by Parmentier and Moll; 1934 15/12 Snip' Christmas flight Amsterdam to Paramibo 20/12 special stamp on souvenir cover; 1936 1/7 KLM Amsterdam to Doncaster 3/7 red/white/blue souvenir cover; 1938 28/6 Amsterdam to Sydney bs 5/7 and return KLM souvenir cover franked Netherlands & Australia stamps; 1938 27/6 Amsterdam to Manchester Ringway; 1939 23/5 Netherlands acceptance for Pan Am F/F Marseilles to New York bs 27/5. A lot worth examining, fine to very fine (photo on web site).

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Est. price: £80.00
Category: Collections

Description: Netherlands, eight first flights 1929- 39 comprising 1929 15/5 Aler & Smirnoff KLM first night flight (Berlin)-Rotterdam-London; 1933 9/12 attractive Pander Postjager souvenir card Hague to Makassar 26/12; 1934 20/10 Mac Robertson Air Race Holland to Sydney 26/10 special stamp and cachets KLM entry flown by Parmentier and Moll; 1934 15/12 Snip' Christmas flight Amsterdam to Paramibo 20/12 special stamp on souvenir cover; 1936 1/7 KLM Amsterdam to Doncaster 3/7 red/white/blue souvenir cover; 1938 28/6 Amsterdam to Sydney bs 5/7 and return KLM souvenir cover franked Netherlands & Australia stamps; 1938 27/6 Amsterdam to Manchester Ringway; 1939 23/5 Netherlands acceptance for Pan Am F/F Marseilles to New York bs 27/5. A lot worth examining, fine to very fine (photo on web site).
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Lot Number: 20

(Collections) Europe (Western), ten  first flight covers, 1927-41, comprising 1927 8/9 Luxembourg 1st balloon flight; 1929 22/11 Athens to Patras 22/9 frank inc 1926 3d air; 1929 16/7 first German North Atlantic catapult flight, on board  SS Bremen to New York; 1929 26/8 Ireland Galway to London cachet; 1930 31/8 Luxembourg Vaduz to St Gallen 31/8; 1933 9/12 Amsterdam to Bandoeng 22/ "Pander Postjager" souvenir PPC Amsterdam and Pelikan cachets; Austria 1935 20/4 Vienna to Rotterdam 21/4 souvenir cover;1936 17/3 London to Malmo 17/3 souvenir cover; 1939 24/5 Pan Am Marseilles to New York 25/5 cachet;1939 3/8 Imperial AW London to Montreal 6/8 official cover. Varied selection and worth examining, fine to very fine (photo on web site).

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Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Europe (Western), ten first flight covers, 1927-41, comprising 1927 8/9 Luxembourg 1st balloon flight; 1929 22/11 Athens to Patras 22/9 frank inc 1926 3d air; 1929 16/7 first German North Atlantic catapult flight, on board SS Bremen to New York; 1929 26/8 Ireland Galway to London cachet; 1930 31/8 Luxembourg Vaduz to St Gallen 31/8; 1933 9/12 Amsterdam to Bandoeng 22/ "Pander Postjager" souvenir PPC Amsterdam and Pelikan cachets; Austria 1935 20/4 Vienna to Rotterdam 21/4 souvenir cover;1936 17/3 London to Malmo 17/3 souvenir cover; 1939 24/5 Pan Am Marseilles to New York 25/5 cachet;1939 3/8 Imperial AW London to Montreal 6/8 official cover. Varied selection and worth examining, fine to very fine (photo on web site).
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Lot Number: 54

(Selections) 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.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Selections

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.
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