Lot Number: 655

(Ephemera) Belgium, attractive unused blue/white souvenir cover of the first regular flight from Brussels to Leopoldville,  24x11 cm, listing P. Cocquyt, Chief Pilot;  J. Schoonbroodt, 2nd pilot; and F. Maupertuis, Radio Mechanic. A rare item in fine condition

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Belgium, attractive unused blue/white souvenir cover of the first regular flight from Brussels to Leopoldville, 24x11 cm, listing P. Cocquyt, Chief Pilot; J. Schoonbroodt, 2nd pilot; and F. Maupertuis, Radio Mechanic. A rare item in fine condition
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Lot Number: 667

(Ephemera) WWII airmail cards isued to troops serving in the Middle East for returning 'All The Way By Air'. Ten unused cards in the original wrapper. Cards are scarce individually, but rare in this fomat.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: WWII airmail cards isued to troops serving in the Middle East for returning 'All The Way By Air'. Ten unused cards in the original wrapper. Cards are scarce individually, but rare in this fomat.
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Lot Number: 666

(Ephemera) Uruguay, rare early airmail enveope, gerey/pale blue/blue, with "Republica O. del Uruguay - Correo Aereo" text and engraving of airship and flying boat, unused.

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

Description: Uruguay, rare early airmail enveope, gerey/pale blue/blue, with "Republica O. del Uruguay - Correo Aereo" text and engraving of airship and flying boat, unused.
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Lot Number: 750

(Ephemera) The first baggage label produced for PANAGRA,  pale blue/brown/orange air transport label c1930.161x95mm, with silhouette of pane in fight between city building to palms tree, and  "P.A.G.A.I./Pan American Grace Airways" and "PAA/GRACE" text, printer's mark 18359.  #USP 185a, rated RARE in the Air Transport Label Catalogue, 1987. Harold Harris designed this label when he first organised the airline in Lima. At this time he had no information concerning the name of the new airline and he personally chose the initials of Pan American Grace Airways Incorporated for the label. Image.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The first baggage label produced for PANAGRA, pale blue/brown/orange air transport label c1930.161x95mm, with silhouette of pane in fight between city building to palms tree, and "P.A.G.A.I./Pan American Grace Airways" and "PAA/GRACE" text, printer's mark 18359. #USP 185a, rated RARE in the Air Transport Label Catalogue, 1987. Harold Harris designed this label when he first organised the airline in Lima. At this time he had no information concerning the name of the new airline and he personally chose the initials of Pan American Grace Airways Incorporated for the label. Image.
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Lot Number: 601

(Trinidad) F/F FAM 6, Port of Spain to Cristobal, bs 2/10, franked 1/6d, 1929 red on cream etiquette rated rare (Mair),Pan Am, Image.

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Date: 1929, Sep 25
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Trinidad

Description: F/F FAM 6, Port of Spain to Cristobal, bs 2/10, franked 1/6d, 1929 red on cream etiquette rated rare (Mair),Pan Am, Image.
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Lot Number: 588

(St Vincent) Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/29 JY 32 cds, typed "Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird".

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Date: 1932, Jul 29
Est. price: £35.00
Category: St Vincent

Description: Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/29 JY 32 cds, typed "Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird".
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Lot Number: 565

(South Africa) F/F Johannesburg to Botswana and return, attractive souvenir cover franked South Africa 3c canc Jo'burg cds on front and Bechuanaland Protectorate opt Republic of Botswana 3 1/2c canc Gaberone cds, outward and return cachets. Scarce item, rarely seen. Image.

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Date: 1966, Nov 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: F/F Johannesburg to Botswana and return, attractive souvenir cover franked South Africa 3c canc Jo'burg cds on front and Bechuanaland Protectorate opt Republic of Botswana 3 1/2c canc Gaberone cds, outward and return cachets. Scarce item, rarely seen. Image.
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Lot Number: 467

(Mexico) Rare 'Semaine de l'Air', POA, special arrival postmark and cachet, Muller #47 (7500 units with special stamp). Image

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Date: 1929, Dec 14
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Mexico

Description: Rare 'Semaine de l'Air', POA, special arrival postmark and cachet, Muller #47 (7500 units with special stamp). Image
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Lot Number: 447

(Italy) Rare once off experimental direct flight from Brindisi to Rhodes, 16/3 arrival ds on front cover ,14x20cm, posted Rome 13/5, departed Brindisi 15/5, franked 90c, canc Rome/Posta Aerea/13.5.33 cds, Brindisi Posta Aerea 15.5.33 transit cds, super strike black framed 'Primo Volo/Linea Aerea Diretta/Brindisi-Rodi' flight cachet, also a dark blue/white 'Per via Aerea/Via Brindisi/Aero Espresso Ital.' etiquette. Although a one-off not to be repeated flight, it did carry mail as evidenced by the postmarks. However not listed in Muller or Longhi. Image.

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Date: 1933, May 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Italy

Description: Rare once off experimental direct flight from Brindisi to Rhodes, 16/3 arrival ds on front cover ,14x20cm, posted Rome 13/5, departed Brindisi 15/5, franked 90c, canc Rome/Posta Aerea/13.5.33 cds, Brindisi Posta Aerea 15.5.33 transit cds, super strike black framed 'Primo Volo/Linea Aerea Diretta/Brindisi-Rodi' flight cachet, also a dark blue/white 'Per via Aerea/Via Brindisi/Aero Espresso Ital.' etiquette. Although a one-off not to be repeated flight, it did carry mail as evidenced by the postmarks. However not listed in Muller or Longhi. Image.
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Lot Number: 346

(GB Internal) Rare ''Tait" cover printed by J.& W. Tait (Kirkwall) to promote both the new Orkney-Inverness air service, and their firm. A buff/green/grey cover with monoplane in flight, posted from Kirkwall 28/8/35, franked 1 1/2d,  addressed to Aberdeen. J&W Tait are still in business in Kirkwall as the largest car franchise, agricultural machinery and product dealer in the north of Scotland. A truly scarce item. Two Ironed vertical folds, see image.

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Date: 1935, Jul 13
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare ''Tait" cover printed by J.& W. Tait (Kirkwall) to promote both the new Orkney-Inverness air service, and their firm. A buff/green/grey cover with monoplane in flight, posted from Kirkwall 28/8/35, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to Aberdeen. J&W Tait are still in business in Kirkwall as the largest car franchise, agricultural machinery and product dealer in the north of Scotland. A truly scarce item. Two Ironed vertical folds, see image.
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Lot Number: 326

(GB Internal) Rare pilot signed Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Signed by the plot of the south-bound plane, Flying Officer EH Coleman. Closed top edge tears visible front and verso. see images. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare pilot signed Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Signed by the plot of the south-bound plane, Flying Officer EH Coleman. Closed top edge tears visible front and verso. see images. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Image.
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Lot Number: 343

(GB Internal) Scarce 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope,Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, bs,  rare grey/brick red 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope, franked 1 1/2d. See Redgrove p49. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scarce 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope,Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, bs, rare grey/brick red 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope, franked 1 1/2d. See Redgrove p49. Image.
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Lot Number: 337

(GB Internal) Rare Highland AW last flight of the Inverness-Kirkwall experimental service which opened 29/5/34. On the 1/12/34 the service was put on a permanent basis, see Beith p8. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, bs Kirkwall 30/11, typed 'Inverness-Kirkwall/Nov 30, 1934/Last Day of old contract'.. Image.

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Date: 1934, Nov 30
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare Highland AW last flight of the Inverness-Kirkwall experimental service which opened 29/5/34. On the 1/12/34 the service was put on a permanent basis, see Beith p8. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, bs Kirkwall 30/11, typed 'Inverness-Kirkwall/Nov 30, 1934/Last Day of old contract'.. Image.
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Lot Number: 332

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight 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 receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. 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 cover to Cowes Isle of Wight 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 receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. 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: 363

(GB Internal) Rare first mail carried by BEA on the new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A nice item in fine condition.

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Date: 1947, Feb 09
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare first mail carried by BEA on the new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A nice item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 331

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, Douglas to Birmingham via Manchester, bs Birmingham 21 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to Birmingham, 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 Birmingham". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are very 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. Only 10 such are known and even fewer have back stamps.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, Douglas to Birmingham via Manchester, bs Birmingham 21 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to Birmingham, 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 Birmingham". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are very 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. Only 10 such are known and even fewer have back stamps.
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Lot Number: 269

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of mail carried from England to Malta by the new Imperial Airways speeded up service, PC franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, bs Valletta MY 5/34, typed 'London-Malta, airmail etiquette, sent from Francis Field to Forbes-Bentley, also Francis Field authentication hs verso. See p19, Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle Paper 29, pub 2000. Not referenced in Wingent or Proud.. so definitely one or the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1934, May 4
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail carried from England to Malta by the new Imperial Airways speeded up service, PC franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, bs Valletta MY 5/34, typed 'London-Malta, airmail etiquette, sent from Francis Field to Forbes-Bentley, also Francis Field authentication hs verso. See p19, Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle Paper 29, pub 2000. Not referenced in Wingent or Proud.. so definitely one or the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 267

(GB External) F/F London to Rangoon, bs 1/10, official blue/yellow souvenir cover, franked 1/- embossed postal stationary cut out, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Rare item, only 4 recorded franked with 1/- postal stationary.

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Date: 1933, Sep 23
Est. price: £125.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Rangoon, bs 1/10, official blue/yellow souvenir cover, franked 1/- embossed postal stationary cut out, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Rare item, only 4 recorded franked with 1/- postal stationary.
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Lot Number: 249

(GB External) ***LOT WITHDRAWN***   Rare F/F London to Basra, bs 5/4, carried on Imperial AW first regular flight to India, red/cream souvenir cover correctly rated 7d canc London FS 30 Mr 29 cds. Imperial Airways had completed preparation for a service between London and Karachi as early as 1926, but political difficulties arose over the question of operating along the Persian shores. These were not surmounted until 1929, when a three year agreement was entered into with the Persian Government and, at the same time, negotiations for a service between London and Cairo also came to fruition. A scarce item in fine condition. According to Newall only two were carried to Basra, see p293.

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Date: 1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £0.00
Category: GB External

Description: ***LOT WITHDRAWN*** Rare F/F London to Basra, bs 5/4, carried on Imperial AW first regular flight to India, red/cream souvenir cover correctly rated 7d canc London FS 30 Mr 29 cds. Imperial Airways had completed preparation for a service between London and Karachi as early as 1926, but political difficulties arose over the question of operating along the Persian shores. These were not surmounted until 1929, when a three year agreement was entered into with the Persian Government and, at the same time, negotiations for a service between London and Cairo also came to fruition. A scarce item in fine condition. According to Newall only two were carried to Basra, see p293.
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Lot Number: 142

(Brazil) Rare Air France PC commemorating 100th Atlantic crossing, variety #21A "Brasil-Europa Em 2 Dias", rated rare, see Ligne Amerique du Sud-France, 1928-1939, pub Cercle Aerophilatelique Francais.

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Date: 1936, Dec 26
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Rare Air France PC commemorating 100th Atlantic crossing, variety #21A "Brasil-Europa Em 2 Dias", rated rare, see Ligne Amerique du Sud-France, 1928-1939, pub Cercle Aerophilatelique Francais.
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Lot Number: 105

(Belgian Congo) Fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted return flight, Leopoldville to Brussels (bs 1/3/31). The flight return flight had to terminate at Fort Lamy where mail was forwarded by surface to Belgium, Ni 301217. Official cover from Director General of Congo Posts and Telegraphs, embossed logo on flap, addressed to Director General of Posts, Brussels, correctly rated Congo 5f Air+ 1F, typed "Par Avion/Laison Belgique-Congo", blue/white etiquette BCO-A-1, rated rare by Mair. Nice item with a particularly good provenance. Image.

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Date: 1930, Dec 15
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Fabry and Vanderlinden interrupted return flight, Leopoldville to Brussels (bs 1/3/31). The flight return flight had to terminate at Fort Lamy where mail was forwarded by surface to Belgium, Ni 301217. Official cover from Director General of Congo Posts and Telegraphs, embossed logo on flap, addressed to Director General of Posts, Brussels, correctly rated Congo 5f Air+ 1F, typed "Par Avion/Laison Belgique-Congo", blue/white etiquette BCO-A-1, rated rare by Mair. Nice item with a particularly good provenance. Image.
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Lot Number: 106

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, Elisabethville to Leopoldville, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular return flight, from Elisabethville to Brussels. plain cover franked 5F,  fine strike rare blue ' Elisabethville-Bruxelles/Sabena/23.11.1935' flight cachet. Note- the cachet is usually violet. There is no mention in the literature, thus far, of a blue cachet.

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Date: 1935, Nov 22
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, Elisabethville to Leopoldville, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular return flight, from Elisabethville to Brussels. plain cover franked 5F, fine strike rare blue ' Elisabethville-Bruxelles/Sabena/23.11.1935' flight cachet. Note- the cachet is usually violet. There is no mention in the literature, thus far, of a blue cachet.
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Lot Number: 100

(Bechuanaland) RARE first acceptance of airmail from British Bechuanaland for carriage on the F/F Regular Service from South Africa to England, Lobatsi to Dodoma, Tanganyika, bs 7/2 ,via Mbeya blue/orange/cream Robertson souvenir cover addressed to W Tunstall, franked GV 1/- canc Lobatsi cds, purple straight line 'From Kimberley' hs, Imperial Airways. A fine item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1932, Jan 22
Est. price: £300.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: RARE first acceptance of airmail from British Bechuanaland for carriage on the F/F Regular Service from South Africa to England, Lobatsi to Dodoma, Tanganyika, bs 7/2 ,via Mbeya blue/orange/cream Robertson souvenir cover addressed to W Tunstall, franked GV 1/- canc Lobatsi cds, purple straight line 'From Kimberley' hs, Imperial Airways. A fine item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 85

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 83

(Australia) Rare first acceptance  of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 8

(Collections) Belgian Congo, four original B&W photographs,17x23cm, taken during the second regular flight from Brussels, 8th March 1935. One shows the Fokker F.VII 'Leopold Rodger' on the tarmac shortly before departure at Haren Airport Brussels; another of the plane being refuelled at a barren spot at Niamey in French West Africa; another taken at Reggan in Southern Algeria, the last stop before the flight was over the worst section of the Sahara, and another being refuelled from petrol drums at Coquilhatville in the Belgian Congo. A rare group. Image.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgian Congo, four original B&W photographs,17x23cm, taken during the second regular flight from Brussels, 8th March 1935. One shows the Fokker F.VII 'Leopold Rodger' on the tarmac shortly before departure at Haren Airport Brussels; another of the plane being refuelled at a barren spot at Niamey in French West Africa; another taken at Reggan in Southern Algeria, the last stop before the flight was over the worst section of the Sahara, and another being refuelled from petrol drums at Coquilhatville in the Belgian Congo. A rare group. Image.
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