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: 100

(Belgium) First Belgium acceptance for New York, bs 1/7, for carriage on Pan American F/F 'Northern' trans Atlantic route. Plain cover franked 5F air + 75c, canc Bruxelles 27/6 cds, typed "By 1st air mail Southampton New-York". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: Belgium

Description: First Belgium acceptance for New York, bs 1/7, for carriage on Pan American F/F 'Northern' trans Atlantic route. Plain cover franked 5F air + 75c, canc Bruxelles 27/6 cds, typed "By 1st air mail Southampton New-York". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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: 582

(United States) Round trip survey flight, Pan Am Sikorsky "Pan American Clipper" Survey Flight San Francisco-Hawaii and return, bs Honolulu 17/4, also cancelled Honolulu 22/4 for return to San Francisco, 23/4 arrival ds, large red flight Clifornia-Hawaii and blue Hawaii-California flight cachets. Only a few covers were carried on the round trip.

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Date: 1935, Apr 16
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: United States

Description: Round trip survey flight, Pan Am Sikorsky "Pan American Clipper" Survey Flight San Francisco-Hawaii and return, bs Honolulu 17/4, also cancelled Honolulu 22/4 for return to San Francisco, 23/4 arrival ds, large red flight Clifornia-Hawaii and blue Hawaii-California flight cachets. Only a few covers were carried on the round trip.

Lot Number: 585

(United States) Possible Pan Am/KLM 'test' flight, endorsed "Round the World Via US and Dutch Air Lines", San Francisco - Manila 1/3 - Batavia 11/3 - Newark, NJ 28/3, airmail cover addressed to KNILM Airways Batavia, franked 75c US stamps canc San Francisco Feb 9, 1936, then re-addressed to Newark, NJ and refranked Netherlands Indies 45c canc Batavia 12/3 cds, tying Dutch AV5 'Per Luchtpost/Par Avion' airmail etiquette. The first regular airmail flight from San Francisco to Manila was 10 weeks earlier on Nov 22, 1935. Interesting.

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Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: United States

Description: Possible Pan Am/KLM 'test' flight, endorsed "Round the World Via US and Dutch Air Lines", San Francisco - Manila 1/3 - Batavia 11/3 - Newark, NJ 28/3, airmail cover addressed to KNILM Airways Batavia, franked 75c US stamps canc San Francisco Feb 9, 1936, then re-addressed to Newark, NJ and refranked Netherlands Indies 45c canc Batavia 12/3 cds, tying Dutch AV5 'Per Luchtpost/Par Avion' airmail etiquette. The first regular airmail flight from San Francisco to Manila was 10 weeks earlier on Nov 22, 1935. Interesting.

Lot Number: 591

(United States) FAM 5 New Orleans service to Guatemala City, New Orleans to Managua, 13/6 arrival de on front, Pan Am red/blue/pale grey souvenir airmail cover, 24cmx 10cm, imprint etiquette "First Flight/Airmail/New Orleans/To/Managua/June 13 1945", large black framed 'Vuelo Inaugural/Ruta/New Orleans-Panama'. Scarce, this particlar leg is currently unlisted.

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Date: 1943, Jun 13
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: United States

Description: FAM 5 New Orleans service to Guatemala City, New Orleans to Managua, 13/6 arrival de on front, Pan Am red/blue/pale grey souvenir airmail cover, 24cmx 10cm, imprint etiquette "First Flight/Airmail/New Orleans/To/Managua/June 13 1945", large black framed 'Vuelo Inaugural/Ruta/New Orleans-Panama'. Scarce, this particlar leg is currently unlisted.