Lot Number: 14

(Collections) Latin America collection of 14 first flights, 1927- 1938 (15) including 1927 Haiti to Santo Domingo signed, 1927 Cuba to Key West, 1929 Nassau to Miami, 1930 Haiti to Antigua, and the scarce 1957 20th Anniversary Bermuda-USA passenger flights. See web site for front and back scans of all covers in this lot.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Latin America collection of 14 first flights, 1927- 1938 (15) including 1927 Haiti to Santo Domingo signed, 1927 Cuba to Key West, 1929 Nassau to Miami, 1930 Haiti to Antigua, and the scarce 1957 20th Anniversary Bermuda-USA passenger flights. See web site for front and back scans of all covers in this lot.
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Lot Number: 7

(Collections) Cuba, 13 early airmail covers including 1927 F/F's Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 F/F's  from Santiago de Cuba to Havana, to Port au Prince, and  to Santo Domingo, 1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba,  1930 F/F Moron to Miranda Oriente, 1932 F/F Manzanill-Camaguey, 1935 Sky Train Overseas Flight Havana to Miami, 1939 Rocket flight. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Collections

Description: Cuba, 13 early airmail covers including 1927 F/F's Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 F/F's from Santiago de Cuba to Havana, to Port au Prince, and to Santo Domingo, 1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba, 1930 F/F Moron to Miranda Oriente, 1932 F/F Manzanill-Camaguey, 1935 Sky Train Overseas Flight Havana to Miami, 1939 Rocket flight. Images
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Lot Number: 5

(Collections) British Commonwealth pre war collection of 30 first flight covers from 1929 -1938, including 1929 F/F Nassau to Miami, 1931 F/F London to Mwanza, 1932 F/F London to Bahrain, 1932  F/F Empress of Britain to Ottawa, 1933 F/F Singapore to Alor Star, 1935 first NZ Christmas airmail, Blenheim-Omaru. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Collections

Description: British Commonwealth pre war collection of 30 first flight covers from 1929 -1938, including 1929 F/F Nassau to Miami, 1931 F/F London to Mwanza, 1932 F/F London to Bahrain, 1932 F/F Empress of Britain to Ottawa, 1933 F/F Singapore to Alor Star, 1935 first NZ Christmas airmail, Blenheim-Omaru. Images.
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Lot Number: 33

(Antigua) F/F St Johns, Antigua to Miami to St Thomas, V.I., bs 26/9, airmail cover franked 9d, three line cachet, Pan Am.

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Date: 1929, Sep 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Antigua

Description: F/F St Johns, Antigua to Miami to St Thomas, V.I., bs 26/9, airmail cover franked 9d, three line cachet, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 104

(Brazil) NYRBA single crash cover, carried on the first regular service, Sao Paulo to Miami and on to New York. Scarce red/cream Water Oil Co printed cover with inset of bronze plaque awarded to the company in recognition of their fuelling of the Graf Zeppelin on its 1929 Round the World tour, franked 3000R, black framed "Via NYRBA" front and verso and straight line "First Brazilian U.S.Airmail" cachets. This cover was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second at Santos, where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre was unloaded and, together with mail from Santos and Sao Paulo, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia, chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. See 'NYRBA's Triple Crash and Outlaw Flight Covers and Its Postal Marking', Grigore J.Jnr. Scarce item.

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Date: 1930, Feb 19
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Brazil

Description: NYRBA single crash cover, carried on the first regular service, Sao Paulo to Miami and on to New York. Scarce red/cream Water Oil Co printed cover with inset of bronze plaque awarded to the company in recognition of their fuelling of the Graf Zeppelin on its 1929 Round the World tour, franked 3000R, black framed "Via NYRBA" front and verso and straight line "First Brazilian U.S.Airmail" cachets. This cover was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second at Santos, where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre was unloaded and, together with mail from Santos and Sao Paulo, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia, chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. See 'NYRBA's Triple Crash and Outlaw Flight Covers and Its Postal Marking', Grigore J.Jnr. Scarce item.
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Lot Number: 141

(Canada) F/F Aklavik to Miami, red five line flight cachet on airmail cover, bs tying official Commercial Airways C48 stamp.

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Date: 1931, Mar 14
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Canada

Description: F/F Aklavik to Miami, red five line flight cachet on airmail cover, bs tying official Commercial Airways C48 stamp.
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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: 183

(France) Early airmail, France to Costa Rica, bs San Jose 9/3, via Paris 20/2, New York 2/3, Miami 3/3 and Cristobal 7/3, registered (label) cover franked 8F50 canc Paris 20.2.35 cds, black/pale blue airmail etiquette. Surface to New York, then US airmail service too destination.  A fine cover with superb routing, and one for the display.

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Date: 1935, Feb 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: France

Description: Early airmail, France to Costa Rica, bs San Jose 9/3, via Paris 20/2, New York 2/3, Miami 3/3 and Cristobal 7/3, registered (label) cover franked 8F50 canc Paris 20.2.35 cds, black/pale blue airmail etiquette. Surface to New York, then US airmail service too destination. A fine cover with superb routing, and one for the display.
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Lot Number: 189

(France) France to Costa Rica, bs 18/1, via New York 14/1 and Miami 15/1, high frank registered (label) cover with attractive red imprint airmail etiquette franked 17F for carriage by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, canc Paris cds, typed 'Par Avion - New York - San Jose', ms 'Via New York'. Rapid  11 day transit.. Uncommon origin-destination combination.

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Date: 1937, Jan 7
Est. price: £40.00
Category: France

Description: France to Costa Rica, bs 18/1, via New York 14/1 and Miami 15/1, high frank registered (label) cover with attractive red imprint airmail etiquette franked 17F for carriage by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, canc Paris cds, typed 'Par Avion - New York - San Jose', ms 'Via New York'. Rapid 11 day transit.. Uncommon origin-destination combination.
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Lot Number: 206

(GB External) First acceptance of GB mail for Jamaica, bs Constant Springs 7/3, for carriage via the North American airmail service, Southampton (SS 'Homeric') -New York-Miami-Kingston, Foreign Section GPO NY transit hs. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Feb 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of GB mail for Jamaica, bs Constant Springs 7/3, for carriage via the North American airmail service, Southampton (SS 'Homeric') -New York-Miami-Kingston, Foreign Section GPO NY transit hs. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 508

(Trinidad) Very scarce F/F FAM 5 Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, bs 7/1, via Miami, registered (label) cover franked 11d, black 'R' in oval tying blue/white winged 'PAA' vignette, Pan Am.  Ref Locke JM, 1962. On Jan 9, 1931 Kingston replaced Ceinfuegos as the express service overnight stop - AAMC III 2004, p52.

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Date: 1931, Jan 2
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Trinidad

Description: Very scarce F/F FAM 5 Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, bs 7/1, via Miami, registered (label) cover franked 11d, black 'R' in oval tying blue/white winged 'PAA' vignette, Pan Am. Ref Locke JM, 1962. On Jan 9, 1931 Kingston replaced Ceinfuegos as the express service overnight stop - AAMC III 2004, p52.
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Lot Number: 485

(St Lucia) FAM 6 F/F St Lucia to Miami, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc black circular 'Castries/1st Air Mail/St Lucia' cachet, also Castries 25 SP 1929 cds, fine strike purple winged 'Via Air Mail' hs.

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Date: 1929, Sep 25
Est. price: £10.00
Category: St Lucia

Description: FAM 6 F/F St Lucia to Miami, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc black circular 'Castries/1st Air Mail/St Lucia' cachet, also Castries 25 SP 1929 cds, fine strike purple winged 'Via Air Mail' hs.
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Lot Number: 376

(Newfoundland) Superb WWII dual censored cover, Newfoundland to Australia, airmail cover franked $1.26 canc St. John's cds and 'Newfoundland/10 Jul/1943/Air Mail' cds sealed Newfoundland DC/22 censor label (used from April 1942 to April 1945) and Australia red/white civilian OBC 3 state of VIctoria censor tape, also violet diamond Victoria censor hand stamp. At this time there was no service across the Pacific. The most likely route being down to Miami, then Pan Am south Atlantic service to West Africa, then across the Sahara to Khartoum to joint the Horseshoe service which, in 1943, went only as far as Calcutta, from where it was sent to Australia by sea.

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Date: 1943, Jul 10
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb WWII dual censored cover, Newfoundland to Australia, airmail cover franked $1.26 canc St. John's cds and 'Newfoundland/10 Jul/1943/Air Mail' cds sealed Newfoundland DC/22 censor label (used from April 1942 to April 1945) and Australia red/white civilian OBC 3 state of VIctoria censor tape, also violet diamond Victoria censor hand stamp. At this time there was no service across the Pacific. The most likely route being down to Miami, then Pan Am south Atlantic service to West Africa, then across the Sahara to Khartoum to joint the Horseshoe service which, in 1943, went only as far as Calcutta, from where it was sent to Australia by sea.
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Lot Number: 366

(New Zealand) World War II censored two ocean sea/air cover to England, correctly franked 3/6d for sea to Panama, air to Miami and New York, air by Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon (see Boyle p877), and onward to UK. Pale grey airmail etiquette cover, postmarked Auckland machine cancel, sealed black/white New Zealand censor tape tied by purple circular NZ/5 censor mark.

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Date: 1942, Nov 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: World War II censored two ocean sea/air cover to England, correctly franked 3/6d for sea to Panama, air to Miami and New York, air by Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon (see Boyle p877), and onward to UK. Pale grey airmail etiquette cover, postmarked Auckland machine cancel, sealed black/white New Zealand censor tape tied by purple circular NZ/5 censor mark.
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Lot Number: 345

(Mexico) F/F US dispatch from Miami to Merida, bs 4/12, purple "Habana-Merida-Payo Obispo" and "First Flight/FAM 5/Merida-Puerto Barros" cachets.

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Date: 1931, Dec 4
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Mexico

Description: F/F US dispatch from Miami to Merida, bs 4/12, purple "Habana-Merida-Payo Obispo" and "First Flight/FAM 5/Merida-Puerto Barros" cachets.
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