Lot Number: 713

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services DH84 Dragon class G-ACPX on tarmac outside Imperial Airways hangar at Croydon Airport. Super original B&W Fight photo, 17x12cm, c1934.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services DH84 Dragon class G-ACPX on tarmac outside Imperial Airways hangar at Croydon Airport. Super original B&W Fight photo, 17x12cm, c1934.
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Lot Number: 746

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services, 20th August, 1934, "Inland Air Mail Services from Liverpool" Post Office notice, published August 1934, listing towns served, times of posting and delivery, postage charges, blue/cream, 4pp, 24x18cm, original, small non invasive filing hole top lh corner, otherwise fine.

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Date: Post Office notices
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services, 20th August, 1934, "Inland Air Mail Services from Liverpool" Post Office notice, published August 1934, listing towns served, times of posting and delivery, postage charges, blue/cream, 4pp, 24x18cm, original, small non invasive filing hole top lh corner, otherwise fine.
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Lot Number: 384

(India) Stack and Leete deliver mail, Lahore to Delhi, bs special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/18.2.27' cds, uncommon black/white OHMS 'Railway Dept' envelope franked 1a 'Service' canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Lahore/18.2.27' cds.

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Date: 1927, Feb 18
Est. price: £100.00
Category: India

Description: Stack and Leete deliver mail, Lahore to Delhi, bs special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/18.2.27' cds, uncommon black/white OHMS 'Railway Dept' envelope franked 1a 'Service' canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Lahore/18.2.27' cds.
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Lot Number: 297

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 318

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, Wolverhampton to Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, WWII censored cover franked 3d air mail and 2 1/2d inland postage  cancelled Wolverhampton cds, good strike  of the Wolverhampton emergency air mail cachet which was used  by the Wolverhampton head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.

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Date: 1942, Dec 12
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, Wolverhampton to Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, WWII censored cover franked 3d air mail and 2 1/2d inland postage cancelled Wolverhampton cds, good strike of the Wolverhampton emergency air mail cachet which was used by the Wolverhampton head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.
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Lot Number: 316

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, RAF censor hand stamps applied applied and verso shows the RAF Headquarters 41 Group Registry receipt  stamp with a signature acknowledging receipt.

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Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, F/F Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, RAF censor hand stamps applied applied and verso shows the RAF Headquarters 41 Group Registry receipt stamp with a signature acknowledging receipt.
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Lot Number: 317

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions.  Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

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Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions. Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.
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Lot Number: 272

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope  unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.
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Lot Number: 279

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, last flight of the Birmingham-Liverpool stage, London to Liverpool, arrival cds 1/10/1934 verso, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', two lie 'Last Flight/Sept 29, 1934' cachet. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

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Date: 1934, Sep 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, last flight of the Birmingham-Liverpool stage, London to Liverpool, arrival cds 1/10/1934 verso, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', two lie 'Last Flight/Sept 29, 1934' cachet. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.
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Lot Number: 273

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Southampton to Liverpool, arrival cds 22nd August 1934 on front, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, F/F Southampton to Liverpool, arrival cds 22nd August 1934 on front, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.
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Lot Number: 268

(GB Internal) Double first flight, Railway Air Services F/F Glasgow to Belfast on the 20th of August 1934, and then re flown on the Scottish Airways 31st of July 1939 F/F between North Ronaldshay and Kirkwall, bs 31/7, official RAS cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow cds, and 1 1/2d canc North Ronalsdshay cds.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Double first flight, Railway Air Services F/F Glasgow to Belfast on the 20th of August 1934, and then re flown on the Scottish Airways 31st of July 1939 F/F between North Ronaldshay and Kirkwall, bs 31/7, official RAS cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow cds, and 1 1/2d canc North Ronalsdshay cds.
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Lot Number: 293

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Services/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Services/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 295

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices,  and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 278

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Liverpool service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Service/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham.

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Date: 1934, Sep 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Liverpool service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Service/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham.
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Lot Number: 341

(GB Internal) Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. Includeed are a neat hand drawn map, and info on the four emergency mail routes.

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Date: 1955, Jun 11
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. Includeed are a neat hand drawn map, and info on the four emergency mail routes.
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Lot Number: 265

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth, posted at end of return journey in Plymouth plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Signed by the passenger Mr. W.Nicholls. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Jul 18
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth, posted at end of return journey in Plymouth plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Signed by the passenger Mr. W.Nicholls. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 271

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.
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Lot Number: 269

(GB Internal) First acceptance for Sweden for carriage on the Railway Air Service new air mail service, F/F London to Liverpool, then OAT same day on KLM service to Malmo, Malmo/Luftpost/20.8.34 arrival ds verso, airmail etiquette envelope franked KGV 1/2d, 2d and 3d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 1.15pm, typed "1ier Vol. By First Flight/Rail Air Services/20/8/34".

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First acceptance for Sweden for carriage on the Railway Air Service new air mail service, F/F London to Liverpool, then OAT same day on KLM service to Malmo, Malmo/Luftpost/20.8.34 arrival ds verso, airmail etiquette envelope franked KGV 1/2d, 2d and 3d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 1.15pm, typed "1ier Vol. By First Flight/Rail Air Services/20/8/34".
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Lot Number: 251

(GB Internal) F/F Great Western Railway extension to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cardiff, franked GB 1 1/2d and first British air stamp, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied framed Birmingham GWR depart cancel, and Cardiff machine cancel tying 1 1/2d stamp and applied on arrival. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1933, May 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F Great Western Railway extension to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cardiff, franked GB 1 1/2d and first British air stamp, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied framed Birmingham GWR depart cancel, and Cardiff machine cancel tying 1 1/2d stamp and applied on arrival. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 277

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, acceptance for the United States, Birmingham, UK, to Chicago, bs 5/10 for carriage on the Birmingham to London leg of the RAS airmail service, plain cover franked FDC new 1d  SG 440 and 1/2d, typed "By Air B'ham to London". By air from Birmingham to London, then surface to US. Nice item.

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Date: 1934, Sep 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, acceptance for the United States, Birmingham, UK, to Chicago, bs 5/10 for carriage on the Birmingham to London leg of the RAS airmail service, plain cover franked FDC new 1d SG 440 and 1/2d, typed "By Air B'ham to London". By air from Birmingham to London, then surface to US. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 280

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' cachet applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

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Date: 1934, Nov 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, new timetable first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' cachet applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.
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Lot Number: 692

(Ephemera) Railway ASir Services outward and return journey tickets with detailed conditions by air, rail, road or sea verson, unused. Interesting.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway ASir Services outward and return journey tickets with detailed conditions by air, rail, road or sea verson, unused. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 693

(Ephemera) Railways Air Services exchange voucher issued 'subject to accomodation being avilable, etc'. Interesting.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railways Air Services exchange voucher issued 'subject to accomodation being avilable, etc'. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 690

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services 5/- ticket for Pleasure Flight, specimen.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services 5/- ticket for Pleasure Flight, specimen.
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Lot Number: 691

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services passenger ticket, red/gree/white, specimen.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services passenger ticket, red/gree/white, specimen.
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