Lot Number: 675

(Ephemera) Kingsford Smith's Pacific flight. Four original newspaper cuttings, one announcing his intention to fly the Pacific Oct 5, 1934, another reporting his departure from Brisbane Oct 21, 1934, another announcing his arrival at Suva and his onward flight to Honolulu Oct 22, 1934, and finally his arrival at Oakland, CA and including a small map of the route, Nov 3, 1934, c650 words total.

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Date: Newspaper cuttings
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Kingsford Smith's Pacific flight. Four original newspaper cuttings, one announcing his intention to fly the Pacific Oct 5, 1934, another reporting his departure from Brisbane Oct 21, 1934, another announcing his arrival at Suva and his onward flight to Honolulu Oct 22, 1934, and finally his arrival at Oakland, CA and including a small map of the route, Nov 3, 1934, c650 words total.
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Lot Number: 621

(United States) Inauguration of the first airmail flight across the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco - Honolulu, bs 23/11, uncommon and attractive airmail cover with inset B&W photo of 'The China Clipper', franked 70c air, official green flight cachet verso. Flown by Ed Musik.

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Date: 1935, Nov 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: Inauguration of the first airmail flight across the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco - Honolulu, bs 23/11, uncommon and attractive airmail cover with inset B&W photo of 'The China Clipper', franked 70c air, official green flight cachet verso. Flown by Ed Musik.
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Lot Number: 618

(United States) Pacific Survey Flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and Return by Pan Am, long 6c postal stationery envelope with machine cancellation, on reverse arrival datestamp of April 17, 6c affixed and tied by Honolulu cancellation of April 22 and a further 6c added upon arrival and tied by San Francisco cancellation of April 23, both outward (red) and return (blue) cachets below and signed by the pilot 'Edwin Musick', fine and scarce as only a few carried on the round trip (AAMC 1230).

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Date: 1935, Apr 16
Est. price: £150.00
Category: United States

Description: Pacific Survey Flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and Return by Pan Am, long 6c postal stationery envelope with machine cancellation, on reverse arrival datestamp of April 17, 6c affixed and tied by Honolulu cancellation of April 22 and a further 6c added upon arrival and tied by San Francisco cancellation of April 23, both outward (red) and return (blue) cachets below and signed by the pilot 'Edwin Musick', fine and scarce as only a few carried on the round trip (AAMC 1230).
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Lot Number: 613

(United States) Early airmail, Omaha, Nebraska to Denmark, bs Sonder Falster 5/1/1927, Union Pacific  corner cover franked 5c postmarked 'Omaha/Dec 24 1926/Airmail Saves time' machine cancel

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Date: 1926, Dec 24
Est. price: £20.00
Category: United States

Description: Early airmail, Omaha, Nebraska to Denmark, bs Sonder Falster 5/1/1927, Union Pacific corner cover franked 5c postmarked 'Omaha/Dec 24 1926/Airmail Saves time' machine cancel
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Lot Number: 578

(Singapore) 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, Singapore to Scotland by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail etiquette cover franked $2 canc 'Field Post Office/Singapore/501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/3' censor mark., ms 'By Clipper/Throughout'.  Carried BOAC to Hong Kong via Bangkok, Pan Am across the Pacific, US domestic airline across US, Pan Am across the Atlantic, then KLM from Lisbon- London (Jul - Oct 1940 service). Likely 40c underpaid for carriage on this service (see Boyle p815). Minor top edge damage, see scan.

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Date: 1940, Oct 25
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Singapore

Description: 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, Singapore to Scotland by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail etiquette cover franked $2 canc 'Field Post Office/Singapore/501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/3' censor mark., ms 'By Clipper/Throughout'. Carried BOAC to Hong Kong via Bangkok, Pan Am across the Pacific, US domestic airline across US, Pan Am across the Atlantic, then KLM from Lisbon- London (Jul - Oct 1940 service). Likely 40c underpaid for carriage on this service (see Boyle p815). Minor top edge damage, see scan.
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Lot Number: 527

(New Zealand) ANA/British Commonwealth Pacific Airways F/F Auckland to Vancouver, b/s 27/4, cream/blue
souvenir cover with map & aircraft cachet produced by J Stapleton (about 50 covers with this cachet were prepared for all stages). Few tiny pinpoint tone spots, do not detract, see scan.

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Date: 1947, Apr 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: ANA/British Commonwealth Pacific Airways F/F Auckland to Vancouver, b/s 27/4, cream/blue souvenir cover with map & aircraft cachet produced by J Stapleton (about 50 covers with this cachet were prepared for all stages). Few tiny pinpoint tone spots, do not detract, see scan.
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Lot Number: 525

(New Zealand) 

Trans pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to London, no arrival ds, franked 10/- and 8/- Fiscal and 3d (3x 6/3d), etiquette, typed 'Transpacific Airmail', black/white NZ censor tape tied by violet "Passed By Censor NZ/34" censor mark. Triple rated correctly for  3x 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item.

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Date: 1940, Aug 28
Est. price: £450.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to London, no arrival ds, franked 10/- and 8/- Fiscal and 3d (3x 6/3d), etiquette, typed 'Transpacific Airmail', black/white NZ censor tape tied by violet "Passed By Censor NZ/34" censor mark. Triple rated correctly for 3x 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item.
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Lot Number: 524

(New Zealand) Reopening Pan Am trans-Pacific Auckland-San Francisco service, Auckland to Canton Island, 20/7 arrival ds on front, B&W PPC showing City Hall, Cape Town, franked 11d, nice strike violet framed 'New Zealand-USA/ir Mail Service/via New Caledonia, Canton Island and Hawaii'.

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Date: 1940, Jul 19
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Reopening Pan Am trans-Pacific Auckland-San Francisco service, Auckland to Canton Island, 20/7 arrival ds on front, B&W PPC showing City Hall, Cape Town, franked 11d, nice strike violet framed 'New Zealand-USA/ir Mail Service/via New Caledonia, Canton Island and Hawaii'.
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Lot Number: 515

(New Zealand) Capt. Musik, Pan Am 'Samoa Clipper', Trans-Pacific Survey Flight #2, New Zealand to Pago Pago, bs 1/1/38, and on to Fiji, bs Suva bs 18/1/38, plain cover, franked 6d, canc Auckland 31/12 cds, red framed fight cachet.

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Date: 1937, Dec 31
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Capt. Musik, Pan Am 'Samoa Clipper', Trans-Pacific Survey Flight #2, New Zealand to Pago Pago, bs 1/1/38, and on to Fiji, bs Suva bs 18/1/38, plain cover, franked 6d, canc Auckland 31/12 cds, red framed fight cachet.
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Lot Number: 523

(New Zealand) First Flight of theTrans-Pacific air all the way service from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to Surrey, franked 6/- Fiscal and 3d, violet framed "New Zealand-USA/Air Mail Service/New Caledonia, Canton Is and Hawaii", typed 'Per Trans Pacific Air Mail via USA', sealed black/white NZ censor tape and tied by circular violet "Passed By Censor NZ/35" censor mark. Correctly rated for 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London,  A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. Scarce WWII item.

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Date: 1940, Jul 18
Est. price: £250.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First Flight of theTrans-Pacific air all the way service from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Wellington to Surrey, franked 6/- Fiscal and 3d, violet framed "New Zealand-USA/Air Mail Service/New Caledonia, Canton Is and Hawaii", typed 'Per Trans Pacific Air Mail via USA', sealed black/white NZ censor tape and tied by circular violet "Passed By Censor NZ/35" censor mark. Correctly rated for 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London, A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. Scarce WWII item.
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Lot Number: 379

(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

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Date: 1937, Apr 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 359

(Germany) Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5).  A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jan 8
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5). A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.
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Lot Number: 241

(GB External) England to India via the United States, Transatlantic and Transpacific "All the Way By Air", Birmingham to Risalpur, bs 22/10, via Calcutta 21/10, plain censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated KGVI 5/-, sealed by India censor tape tied by double triangle censor mark, also fine strike violet framed Birmingham Emergency 'Air Mail' cacheths. Following further interruption of the Empire service because of trouble in Iraq the Post Office announced on the 22nd of May 1941 that mail for India could be sent throughout by air via the United States for 5/- shillings for half ounce. Also, during the wartime paper shortage, at certain head post offices, the stock of air mail labels were used up. Until fresh supplies became available rubber hand stamps were introduced. The first such emergency hs was used in Sep 1941 in Birmingham, the same month and place this cover was posted. A superb item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Sep 15
Est. price: £185.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to India via the United States, Transatlantic and Transpacific "All the Way By Air", Birmingham to Risalpur, bs 22/10, via Calcutta 21/10, plain censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated KGVI 5/-, sealed by India censor tape tied by double triangle censor mark, also fine strike violet framed Birmingham Emergency 'Air Mail' cacheths. Following further interruption of the Empire service because of trouble in Iraq the Post Office announced on the 22nd of May 1941 that mail for India could be sent throughout by air via the United States for 5/- shillings for half ounce. Also, during the wartime paper shortage, at certain head post offices, the stock of air mail labels were used up. Until fresh supplies became available rubber hand stamps were introduced. The first such emergency hs was used in Sep 1941 in Birmingham, the same month and place this cover was posted. A superb item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 169

(GB External) England to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires10/2, via Toulouse 14/1,  Smye 1/2d PSE with additional 4d and 10d, canc Gosport 5/1/27 cds, pale green/black P25 airmail etiquette, ms "per 1st Air Mail/London-S. America" on green label, and "Paquebot Croile/via La Pallice", black '2'2 in circle BA postal mark verso. No record of a 1st flight on this date, but was it part flown?. La Pallice was a French port used by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company on its Liverpool - La Pallice - Corunna - Vigo - Lisbon - Recife - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires service. Interesting.

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Date: 1927, Jan 5
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires10/2, via Toulouse 14/1, Smye 1/2d PSE with additional 4d and 10d, canc Gosport 5/1/27 cds, pale green/black P25 airmail etiquette, ms "per 1st Air Mail/London-S. America" on green label, and "Paquebot Croile/via La Pallice", black '2'2 in circle BA postal mark verso. No record of a 1st flight on this date, but was it part flown?. La Pallice was a French port used by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company on its Liverpool - La Pallice - Corunna - Vigo - Lisbon - Recife - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires service. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 59

(Australia) Highly franked wartime censored airmail  'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper Australia to England service, Townsville to London, rated for carriage via Bangkok and Hong Kong, imprint etiquette airmail cover, 22x10cm, franked 2/- x6 and 5d x2 (12/10d), typed 'Air All The Way' and ms 'Aus-NZ-UK', sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet diamond '2/Passed By/Censor' hs. Correctly franked 12/10d for a double rate two ocean clipper service to the UK,  by Qantas to Bangkok, BOAC to Hong Kong, Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM  to England. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An uncommon item.

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Date: 1941, Feb 18
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Highly franked wartime censored airmail 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper Australia to England service, Townsville to London, rated for carriage via Bangkok and Hong Kong, imprint etiquette airmail cover, 22x10cm, franked 2/- x6 and 5d x2 (12/10d), typed 'Air All The Way' and ms 'Aus-NZ-UK', sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet diamond '2/Passed By/Censor' hs. Correctly franked 12/10d for a double rate two ocean clipper service to the UK, by Qantas to Bangkok, BOAC to Hong Kong, Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to England. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An uncommon item.
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Lot Number: 57

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, 'air all the way' from Australia to Canada, Double Bay to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to Canada, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to Ottawa. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

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Date: 1940, Oct 23
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, 'air all the way' from Australia to Canada, Double Bay to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to Canada, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to Ottawa. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
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Lot Number: 63

(Australia) Australia to England, air letter sent by Maritime Mail from the British Pacific Fleet, Sydney, Australia to Leeds POA 'Leeds/20 Dec/1945, large red 'Maritime Mail' cachet. Interestng contents.

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Date: 1945, Dec 10
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to England, air letter sent by Maritime Mail from the British Pacific Fleet, Sydney, Australia to Leeds POA 'Leeds/20 Dec/1945, large red 'Maritime Mail' cachet. Interestng contents.
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Lot Number: 65

(Australia) Australia National Airlines/british Commonwealth Pacific Airlines, Sydney to London, ms 'Received in London 6.40pm 20/9/46' in hand of Sir Keith Smith', 7d air letter overprinted in blue, addressed to Sir Keith Smith, RAF Club, Piccadilly, London. Sir Keith Smith was a director of BCPA. Only 100 airletters were overprinted blue. Small rub in centre of stamp, otherwise fine, see scan

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Date: 1946, Sep 15
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia National Airlines/british Commonwealth Pacific Airlines, Sydney to London, ms 'Received in London 6.40pm 20/9/46' in hand of Sir Keith Smith', 7d air letter overprinted in blue, addressed to Sir Keith Smith, RAF Club, Piccadilly, London. Sir Keith Smith was a director of BCPA. Only 100 airletters were overprinted blue. Small rub in centre of stamp, otherwise fine, see scan
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Lot Number: 582

(Singapore) Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.

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Date: 1941, May 27
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.
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