Lot Number: 46

(Collection) Railway Air Services selection of five last flights from Manchester and Birmingham 31st of October 1934.  London-Birmingham b/s, London-Manchester b/s, Belfast-London b/s, Manchester-London, and Birmingham-London. Image.

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collection

Description: Railway Air Services selection of five last flights from Manchester and Birmingham 31st of October 1934. London-Birmingham b/s, London-Manchester b/s, Belfast-London b/s, Manchester-London, and Birmingham-London. Image.
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Lot Number: 31

(Collection) Great Britain  Railways Air Service, 1934 ten first flights, all official covers, Cowes to Birmingham, and Manchester, Plymouth to Cardiff and Liverpool, Manchester to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cowes, Bristol to Birmingham and Cowes, Cardiff to Bristol, all fine. Image.

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collection

Description: Great Britain Railways Air Service, 1934 ten first flights, all official covers, Cowes to Birmingham, and Manchester, Plymouth to Cardiff and Liverpool, Manchester to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cowes, Bristol to Birmingham and Cowes, Cardiff to Bristol, all fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 597

(Ephemera) Great Western Railway Air Services, May 1933 detailing services between Birminham, Cardiff, Teignmouth, Torquay and Plymouth,6pp, 22x10cm, rare. Image.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Great Western Railway Air Services, May 1933 detailing services between Birminham, Cardiff, Teignmouth, Torquay and Plymouth,6pp, 22x10cm, rare. Image.
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Lot Number: 255

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue.Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £200.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue.Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).
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Lot Number: 263

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool 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: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool 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: 268

(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: 269

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 2/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, 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 new service from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 2/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.
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Lot Number: 260

(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: 256

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Cowes to Liverpool, arrival cds 22rd August 1934, 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 Cowes to Liverpool, arrival cds 22rd August 1934, 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: 261

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, F/F Liverpool-Belfast on new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, plain etiquette cover franked KGV photogravure 1 1/2d, POA Belfast 1 Nov/1934, purple boxed Railway Letter "RAS/3d PAID" and 'Liverpool, Lime Street' cachets..

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Date: 1934, Nov 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, F/F Liverpool-Belfast on new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, plain etiquette cover franked KGV photogravure 1 1/2d, POA Belfast 1 Nov/1934, purple boxed Railway Letter "RAS/3d PAID" and 'Liverpool, Lime Street' cachets..
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Lot Number: 157

(Egypt) First Christmas Air Mail to Southern Rhodesia,  Alexandria to Salisbury, via Mwanza 18/12, Beira 28/12 and Dar es Salaam 23/12, plain cover franked 27ml air x3 canc Alexandria cds, typed 'First Christmas Air Mail to Southern Rhodesia'. Egypt had not agreed to accept mail for the Xmas flight so sent to Mwanza in error. But the Xmas flight did not stop at Mwanza, so this cover was unloaded at Kisumu and sent by a special flight to Mwanza, and from there it was carried to Dar es Salaam via Tabora by theTanganyika National Railway, then by sea to Beira, then by the Mashonoland Railway to Salisbury,  Francis Field authentication hs. Superb routing. See Burrell p46 and Air mails of British Africa p42. Definitely one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1931, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Egypt

Description: First Christmas Air Mail to Southern Rhodesia, Alexandria to Salisbury, via Mwanza 18/12, Beira 28/12 and Dar es Salaam 23/12, plain cover franked 27ml air x3 canc Alexandria cds, typed 'First Christmas Air Mail to Southern Rhodesia'. Egypt had not agreed to accept mail for the Xmas flight so sent to Mwanza in error. But the Xmas flight did not stop at Mwanza, so this cover was unloaded at Kisumu and sent by a special flight to Mwanza, and from there it was carried to Dar es Salaam via Tabora by theTanganyika National Railway, then by sea to Beira, then by the Mashonoland Railway to Salisbury, Francis Field authentication hs. Superb routing. See Burrell p46 and Air mails of British Africa p42. Definitely one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 68

(Albania) Early airmail from Albania to England, bs Sutton Coldfield 26/4/27, registered (label) commercial air cover to England via Vlone Posta Aerore/9.10.25, Brindisi Transiti/10.10.25", and Amb.Torino-Modane/ 137/24.4.27 transit cds's, arriving at London and finally 'Sutton Coldfield/26 Aug 27, franked 1927 air set ovpt. 'Republika Shqiptare' to 50q plus 50q ordinary, canc Tirane Posta Aerore/-8.10.25, fine strike violet framed "Par Avion" with bird in flight handstamp.The Turin–Modane railway is the international rail connection from Turin, Italy to Modane, France. A fine item with superb marking illustrating the early route from Albania to England. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1927, Apr 22
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Albania

Description: Early airmail from Albania to England, bs Sutton Coldfield 26/4/27, registered (label) commercial air cover to England via Vlone Posta Aerore/9.10.25, Brindisi Transiti/10.10.25", and Amb.Torino-Modane/ 137/24.4.27 transit cds's, arriving at London and finally 'Sutton Coldfield/26 Aug 27, franked 1927 air set ovpt. 'Republika Shqiptare' to 50q plus 50q ordinary, canc Tirane Posta Aerore/-8.10.25, fine strike violet framed "Par Avion" with bird in flight handstamp.The Turin–Modane railway is the international rail connection from Turin, Italy to Modane, France. A fine item with superb marking illustrating the early route from Albania to England. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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