Lot Number: 97

(Belgium) Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.

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Date: 1935, Oct 1
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Belgium

Description: Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.

Lot Number: 447

(Peru) Rare violet "Correo Aereo/P.A.G.A.I." hand stamp, Lima to Buenos Aires, bs and also BA 98/21 in small circle postman's mark, Gran Hotel Bolivia, Lima corner cover with detailed route map of Grace Line South America to New York service, franked 170c Peruvian stamps, canc Lima cds, fine strike of rare violet "Correo Aereo/P.A.G.A.I." hand stamp. Some top lh corner damage, see scan. Early Panagra commercial mail flown out of Peru is hard to find. The name "Pan American Grace Airways Incorporated" lasted but a short time and the PAGAI cachet is therefore very scarce

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Date: 1931, Jun 15
Est. price: £85.00 £72.25
Category: Peru

Description: Rare violet "Correo Aereo/P.A.G.A.I." hand stamp, Lima to Buenos Aires, bs and also BA 98/21 in small circle postman's mark, Gran Hotel Bolivia, Lima corner cover with detailed route map of Grace Line South America to New York service, franked 170c Peruvian stamps, canc Lima cds, fine strike of rare violet "Correo Aereo/P.A.G.A.I." hand stamp. Some top lh corner damage, see scan. Early Panagra commercial mail flown out of Peru is hard to find. The name "Pan American Grace Airways Incorporated" lasted but a short time and the PAGAI cachet is therefore very scarce

Lot Number: 529

(St Vincent) Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.

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Date: 1932, Jul 29
Est. price: £60.00 £51.00
Category: St Vincent

Description: Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.