Lot Number: 59

(Australia) WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways.  An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways. An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

Lot Number: 285

(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: £85.00 £72.25
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: 581

(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: £90.00 £76.50
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).

Lot Number: 636

(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: £10.00 £8.50
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.