Lot Number: 602

(South Africa) WWII uncensored airmail, Johannesburg to Chicago, bs 23/5, plain cover franked 3/6d single rate,  uncommon red framed "Airmail-Lugpost/Via West Coast" directional hand stamp, sealed US EB Examiner 30886 (Miami) censor tape. Likely flown by Sabena from Johannesburg up West Coast to Leopoldville, then OAT to Miami by US FAM 22, then US internal airline to Chicago. Could be a nice example of the important role Sabena played in linking South Africa to the Western Hemisphere during WWII, see Boyle, p686. A nice one for further study.

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Date: 1945, Apr 21
Est. price: £50.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII uncensored airmail, Johannesburg to Chicago, bs 23/5, plain cover franked 3/6d single rate, uncommon red framed "Airmail-Lugpost/Via West Coast" directional hand stamp, sealed US EB Examiner 30886 (Miami) censor tape. Likely flown by Sabena from Johannesburg up West Coast to Leopoldville, then OAT to Miami by US FAM 22, then US internal airline to Chicago. Could be a nice example of the important role Sabena played in linking South Africa to the Western Hemisphere during WWII, see Boyle, p686. A nice one for further study.
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Lot Number: 373

(Helicopter) Sabena F/F Belgian postal service by helicopter, round trip of nine stops fromTurnhout-Turnhout, souvenir card with  nine intermediate transit postmarks and stamps.

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Date: 1950, Aug 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Helicopter

Description: Sabena F/F Belgian postal service by helicopter, round trip of nine stops fromTurnhout-Turnhout, souvenir card with nine intermediate transit postmarks and stamps.
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Lot Number: 375

(Helicopter) SABENA first scheduled helicopter mail service, Brussels-Bonn, bs 5/10, plain cover franked 90cx2 canc special commemorative ds, red helicopter cachet.

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Date: 1953, Sep 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Helicopter

Description: SABENA first scheduled helicopter mail service, Brussels-Bonn, bs 5/10, plain cover franked 90cx2 canc special commemorative ds, red helicopter cachet.
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Lot Number: 374

(Helicopter) SABENA first scheduled helicopter mail service, Brussels-Maastricht, arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 90cx2 canc special commemorative ds, red helicopter cachet.

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Date: 1953, Aug 10
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Helicopter

Description: SABENA first scheduled helicopter mail service, Brussels-Maastricht, arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 90cx2 canc special commemorative ds, red helicopter cachet.
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Lot Number: 83

(Belgium) Brussels to Broken Hill, bs 16/11, scarce Belgium acceptance for F/F Air France/Air Afrique/Regie Malgache Paris-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville and Madagascar, Van Reet airmail etiquette cover franked  4F05, canc Bruxelles 7/11 cds, red boxed "!ier Service Aerien/Francais Regulier/Europe-Congo-Madagascar" flight cachet. One of only c50 covers to catch the first flight. Due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian acceptances went by the second (ie the first Sabena) flight which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Repaired closed tear verso, hardly visible, see scan,
Francis Field authentcation hs verso.

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Date: 1935, Nov 7
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Broken Hill, bs 16/11, scarce Belgium acceptance for F/F Air France/Air Afrique/Regie Malgache Paris-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville and Madagascar, Van Reet airmail etiquette cover franked 4F05, canc Bruxelles 7/11 cds, red boxed "!ier Service Aerien/Francais Regulier/Europe-Congo-Madagascar" flight cachet. One of only c50 covers to catch the first flight. Due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian acceptances went by the second (ie the first Sabena) flight which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Repaired closed tear verso, hardly visible, see scan, Francis Field authentcation hs verso.
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Lot Number: 91

(Belgium) First connection between the Sabena internal service to Usumbura, and the Kikwit-Tshikapa service, Brussels to Costermansville, bs 18/2, Van Reet printed souvenir cover franked 3F 25 + 35 verso.

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Date: 1940, Feb 08
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: First connection between the Sabena internal service to Usumbura, and the Kikwit-Tshikapa service, Brussels to Costermansville, bs 18/2, Van Reet printed souvenir cover franked 3F 25 + 35 verso.
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Lot Number: 87

(Belgium) Sabena, Brussels to Coquilhatville, 28/11 arrival ds on front and return Coquilhatville to Brussels, bs 30/11, souvenir cover commemorating the 100th flight Congo-Belgium, franked Belgian and Congo stamps, two flight cachets.

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Date: 1938, Nov 18
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena, Brussels to Coquilhatville, 28/11 arrival ds on front and return Coquilhatville to Brussels, bs 30/11, souvenir cover commemorating the 100th flight Congo-Belgium, franked Belgian and Congo stamps, two flight cachets.
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Lot Number: 78

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels service, red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 12F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.

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Date: 1946, Feb 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels service, red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 12F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.
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Lot Number: 77

(Belgian Congo) WWII, F/F new Sabena internal route between Stanleyville and Usumbura, Costermansville to Stanleyville 30/11, and on to Kikwit, bs 18/12, plain cover franked 75c, black three line 'Stanleyville-Costermansville-Usumbura' flight cachet, typed 'Premier Courrier Aerien/Costermansville-Stan'.

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Date: 1939, Nov 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: WWII, F/F new Sabena internal route between Stanleyville and Usumbura, Costermansville to Stanleyville 30/11, and on to Kikwit, bs 18/12, plain cover franked 75c, black three line 'Stanleyville-Costermansville-Usumbura' flight cachet, typed 'Premier Courrier Aerien/Costermansville-Stan'.
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Lot Number: 75

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail for Switzerland, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 161

(French Niger) First Austria acceptance for Niger, Vienna to Niamey, 25/2 arrival ds front and back, plain card carried on the first regular SABENA flight by the aircraft "Edmond Thieffrey" from Brussels to Leopoldville via Marseilles-Oran-Colomb Bechar-Reggan-Gao-Niamey-Zinder-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, franked Austria 1925 air 10g & 25g, red framed bilingual French/Flemish F/F cachet. Kohl 35.101 A4, only 22 flown. A superb item in fine condition. Ex Clowes.

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Date: 1935, Feb 21
Est. price: £65.00
Category: French Niger

Description: First Austria acceptance for Niger, Vienna to Niamey, 25/2 arrival ds front and back, plain card carried on the first regular SABENA flight by the aircraft "Edmond Thieffrey" from Brussels to Leopoldville via Marseilles-Oran-Colomb Bechar-Reggan-Gao-Niamey-Zinder-Fort Lamy-Bangui-Coquilhatville, franked Austria 1925 air 10g & 25g, red framed bilingual French/Flemish F/F cachet. Kohl 35.101 A4, only 22 flown. A superb item in fine condition. Ex Clowes.
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