Lot Number: 162

(Chinese Macau) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, 'Hong Kong' Clipper, Macao to Manila, violet circular receiver, violet 'Macau to USA' flight cachet, airmail cover with map of route, franked 1936 'Avaio' opt set  of 6,

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Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Chinese Macau

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, 'Hong Kong' Clipper, Macao to Manila, violet circular receiver, violet 'Macau to USA' flight cachet, airmail cover with map of route, franked 1936 'Avaio' opt set of 6,

Lot Number: 364

(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 £148.75
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.

Lot Number: 608

(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: £185.00 £157.25
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.

Lot Number: 692

(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: £115.00 £97.75
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).