Lot Number: 12

(Collection) BOAC miscellany of 32 first flights, 1950-1970 , from the following worldwide services including  London-Lima, London-Nandi, Polar Flight, South Pacific, London-Mexico City, Comet 1, Britannia, Rolls-Royce 707 and London-Tokyo, and several others . All fine, light duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £60.00
Category: Collection

Description: BOAC miscellany of 32 first flights, 1950-1970 , from the following worldwide services including London-Lima, London-Nandi, Polar Flight, South Pacific, London-Mexico City, Comet 1, Britannia, Rolls-Royce 707 and London-Tokyo, and several others . All fine, light duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 51

(Collection) Transpacific flights, 12 F/F covers including 1935 22/11 San Francisco-Manila, 22/11 SF-Honolululu, 3/12 Guam -SF, 2/12  Manila-SF, 1937 27/4 Guam-Hong Kong, 1940 12/7 LA-Canton Is, 22/7 Canton Is-SF, 12/7 SF-Auckland, and 14/7 Hawaii to Auckland, to New Caledonia, to Canton Is and 1947 23/2 to Sydney. All fine with official F/F cachets, and back stamps. Image.

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Est. price: £25.00
Category: Collection

Description: Transpacific flights, 12 F/F covers including 1935 22/11 San Francisco-Manila, 22/11 SF-Honolululu, 3/12 Guam -SF, 2/12 Manila-SF, 1937 27/4 Guam-Hong Kong, 1940 12/7 LA-Canton Is, 22/7 Canton Is-SF, 12/7 SF-Auckland, and 14/7 Hawaii to Auckland, to New Caledonia, to Canton Is and 1947 23/2 to Sydney. All fine with official F/F cachets, and back stamps. Image.
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Lot Number: 534

(Ephemera) BOAC, a magnificent coloured World air route map/poster, 70x52 cm with original folds published in 1949, showing main and subsidiary routes for the North Atlantic and South Atlantic Western Hemisphere services and likewise for the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Eastern Hemisphere services. Produced in association with Qantas Empire Airways, South African Airways, and Tasman Empire Airways. Image.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BOAC, a magnificent coloured World air route map/poster, 70x52 cm with original folds published in 1949, showing main and subsidiary routes for the North Atlantic and South Atlantic Western Hemisphere services and likewise for the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Eastern Hemisphere services. Produced in association with Qantas Empire Airways, South African Airways, and Tasman Empire Airways. Image.
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Lot Number: 490

(United States) Uncommon 'Outer Envelope 'First Transpacific airmail flight, San Francisco to Honolulu, bs 23/11, commercial corner cover franked 50c ordinary, canc New York/Nov 18/1935 duplex, good strike green F/F cachet. Shortage of 25 'Clipper' stamps led to the production of 'outer envelopes' which were returned to dispatchers and are regarded as a legitimate inclusion in a Pacific collection (for a full explanation see p140, US AMC Vol 3). The lot also contains the original communication from the POD, Washington enclosed with the returned 'Outer Envelope'.

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Date: 1935, Nov 18
Est. price: £75.00
Category: United States

Description: Uncommon 'Outer Envelope 'First Transpacific airmail flight, San Francisco to Honolulu, bs 23/11, commercial corner cover franked 50c ordinary, canc New York/Nov 18/1935 duplex, good strike green F/F cachet. Shortage of 25 'Clipper' stamps led to the production of 'outer envelopes' which were returned to dispatchers and are regarded as a legitimate inclusion in a Pacific collection (for a full explanation see p140, US AMC Vol 3). The lot also contains the original communication from the POD, Washington enclosed with the returned 'Outer Envelope'.
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Lot Number: 497

(United States) First Pan Am and Imperial AW Eastward 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via Imperial Airways inaugural transatlantic air service New York (Aug 9, depart cds) to Southampton, London (Aug 12th machine depart cancel front and verso) to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways Eastbound service SE 165, Hong Kong to New York, Sept 12 arrival cds verso via Pan Am Pacific service to San Francisco and  US transcontinental service to New York. Grey/blue Imperial Airways "Transatlantic/First regular service between Great Britain, Eire, Newfoundland, Canada and USA" souvenir cover franked US 30 air stamp canc New York Aug 9 1939 cds, GB 1 1/2d  tied Aug 12th machine cancel, Hong Kong $2.80 canc Victoria 30 Aug 39 cds, and verso US 2c canc Brooklyn Sep 12th cds. Superb item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 9
Est. price: £100.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am and Imperial AW Eastward 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via Imperial Airways inaugural transatlantic air service New York (Aug 9, depart cds) to Southampton, London (Aug 12th machine depart cancel front and verso) to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways Eastbound service SE 165, Hong Kong to New York, Sept 12 arrival cds verso via Pan Am Pacific service to San Francisco and US transcontinental service to New York. Grey/blue Imperial Airways "Transatlantic/First regular service between Great Britain, Eire, Newfoundland, Canada and USA" souvenir cover franked US 30 air stamp canc New York Aug 9 1939 cds, GB 1 1/2d tied Aug 12th machine cancel, Hong Kong $2.80 canc Victoria 30 Aug 39 cds, and verso US 2c canc Brooklyn Sep 12th cds. Superb item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 374

(Newfoundland) Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6.
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Date: 1938, May 12
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6. Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 379

(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: £150.00
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: 371

(New Zealand) Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 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 in fine condition. Image,

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Date: 1940, Aug 28
Est. price: £175.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 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 in fine condition. Image,
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Lot Number: 359

(Midway Island) Airmail cover mailed from Midway Island and posted on arrival at Honolulu Jun 23, 1940, franked 30c air, fine strikes of blue circular 'Mailed at  Midway Island' with Gooney Bird, and the scarcer blue three lined 'Mailed At/Midway Island/Pacific Ocean' cachets. Neat non invasive 7mm left hand side trim. Sent from the Navy Construction Camp and signed verso by nine contractors. Tensions between the Japanese and Americans were high and, with Midway deemed second only to Pearl Harbor, Oahu in importance for protection of the West Coast,  the Navy, in March 1940, working with private industry, formed a coalition of contractors known as Contractors Pacific Naval Air Bases to start construction of the runways on Eastern and other infrastructure on Sand Island in preparation for possible hostilities.

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Date: 1940, Jun 23
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Midway Island

Description: Airmail cover mailed from Midway Island and posted on arrival at Honolulu Jun 23, 1940, franked 30c air, fine strikes of blue circular 'Mailed at Midway Island' with Gooney Bird, and the scarcer blue three lined 'Mailed At/Midway Island/Pacific Ocean' cachets. Neat non invasive 7mm left hand side trim. Sent from the Navy Construction Camp and signed verso by nine contractors. Tensions between the Japanese and Americans were high and, with Midway deemed second only to Pearl Harbor, Oahu in importance for protection of the West Coast, the Navy, in March 1940, working with private industry, formed a coalition of contractors known as Contractors Pacific Naval Air Bases to start construction of the runways on Eastern and other infrastructure on Sand Island in preparation for possible hostilities.
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Lot Number: 330

(Iraq) WWII high frank censored  'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific.  Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Jul 22
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Iraq

Description: WWII high frank censored 'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific. Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 304

(Hong Kong) Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, official violet flight cachet..

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

Description: Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, official violet flight cachet..
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Lot Number: 237

(GB External) WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jul 9
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 238

(GB External) World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-,  canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route',  sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated  5/-  at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India.  Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air.  A great item, full of history.

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Date: 1941, Dec 2
Est. price: £225.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-, canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated 5/- at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India. Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air. A great item, full of history.
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Lot Number: 236

(GB External) World War II GB to Hong Kong, uncensored HMG Ministry of Pensions cover (embossed logo on flap), franked 1/- and 2/6d (sg 476), ms 'Via New York.via Trans and Pacific Air Services'. Correctly rated  3/6d for carriage on the new service opening on 21 May 1941 and  routed by sea to New York, then by air across the US and the Pacific to Hong Kong. Until then the only airmail alternative had been via the 5/- 'All Air' route. Correctly franked at the new service rate, this cover could have been carried on the first flight of this new service. It only operated for 6 months, and terminated on 7 Dec 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbour. A nice item, full of history. Image.

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Date: 1941, Apr 25
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II GB to Hong Kong, uncensored HMG Ministry of Pensions cover (embossed logo on flap), franked 1/- and 2/6d (sg 476), ms 'Via New York.via Trans and Pacific Air Services'. Correctly rated 3/6d for carriage on the new service opening on 21 May 1941 and routed by sea to New York, then by air across the US and the Pacific to Hong Kong. Until then the only airmail alternative had been via the 5/- 'All Air' route. Correctly franked at the new service rate, this cover could have been carried on the first flight of this new service. It only operated for 6 months, and terminated on 7 Dec 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbour. A nice item, full of history. Image.
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Lot Number: 145

(China) WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40)  for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.

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Date: 1941, Jun 6
Est. price: £100.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40) for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.
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Lot Number: 86

(Australia) The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. 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. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 6
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. 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. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.
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Lot Number: 87

(Australia) Pan Am.US Naval Air Transport Service trans- Pacific Survey Flight per Martin Flying Boat, Australia (stamp postmark Enmore/NSW) to New Zealand, Auckland 7 Sep 42 arrival ds on front.  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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pan Am/US Naval Air transport Service trans-Pacfic survey flight

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Date: 1942, Sep 2
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: Pan Am.US Naval Air Transport Service trans- Pacific Survey Flight per Martin Flying Boat, Australia (stamp postmark Enmore/NSW) to New Zealand, Auckland 7 Sep 42 arrival ds on front. Image. Pan Am/US Naval Air transport Service trans-Pacfic survey flight
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Lot Number: 85

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the 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. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails. Image.

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Date: 1941, Feb 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the 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. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails. Image.
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Lot Number: 421

(Singapore) 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Singapore E' cds, sealed brown tape tied by Singapore 'Passed By Censor 65/A' censor mark front and verso. Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16).

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Date: 1941, Sep 17
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Singapore

Description: 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Singapore E' cds, sealed brown tape tied by Singapore 'Passed By Censor 65/A' censor mark front and verso. Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16).
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Lot Number: 420

(Singapore) 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Field Post Office/SP501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/13' censor mark.  Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16). Some flap damage - see scan.

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Date: 1941, Aug 5
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Singapore

Description: 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Field Post Office/SP501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/13' censor mark. Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16). Some flap damage - see scan.
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Lot Number: 418

(Singapore) Incoming from 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: £185.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Incoming from 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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