Lot Number: 14

(Collections) Latin America collection of 14 first flights, 1927- 1938 (15) including 1927 Haiti to Santo Domingo signed, 1927 Cuba to Key West, 1929 Nassau to Miami, 1930 Haiti to Antigua, and the scarce 1957 20th Anniversary Bermuda-USA passenger flights. See web site for front and back scans of all covers in this lot.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Latin America collection of 14 first flights, 1927- 1938 (15) including 1927 Haiti to Santo Domingo signed, 1927 Cuba to Key West, 1929 Nassau to Miami, 1930 Haiti to Antigua, and the scarce 1957 20th Anniversary Bermuda-USA passenger flights. See web site for front and back scans of all covers in this lot.
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Lot Number: 13

(Collections) Haiti, ten early airmail covers including seven F/F's, two 1927 ( both signed), three 1929, and two 1930 NYRBA. Nice starter lot. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Haiti, ten early airmail covers including seven F/F's, two 1927 ( both signed), three 1929, and two 1930 NYRBA. Nice starter lot. Images
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Lot Number: 31

(Alaska) Emergency mail service from Bethel to Anchorage, bs 132/11, green two line "Emergency mail service/via Airplane from/ (ms) Bethel to Anchorage, signed by the pilot W.T.Justland.

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Date: 1936, Nov 2
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Alaska

Description: Emergency mail service from Bethel to Anchorage, bs 132/11, green two line "Emergency mail service/via Airplane from/ (ms) Bethel to Anchorage, signed by the pilot W.T.Justland.
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Lot Number: 71

(Australia) Quantas F/F Australia to Bangkok, bs 16/11, official Quantas souvenir cover franked 1/3d, canc Sydney cds, blue/pale blue/white Qantas vignette commemorating 30 year as Royal Mail carriers. Signed by Capt. J. Pollock and co-pilot A Myers.

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Date: 1953, Nov 14
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: Quantas F/F Australia to Bangkok, bs 16/11, official Quantas souvenir cover franked 1/3d, canc Sydney cds, blue/pale blue/white Qantas vignette commemorating 30 year as Royal Mail carriers. Signed by Capt. J. Pollock and co-pilot A Myers.
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Lot Number: 69

(Australia) Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, blue/cream Australia-South Africa vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14/11/48, also Johannesburg 20/11/48 cds over South Africa 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.

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Date: 1948, Nov 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, blue/cream Australia-South Africa vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14/11/48, also Johannesburg 20/11/48 cds over South Africa 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.
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Lot Number: 67

(Australia) Qantas Lancastrian F/F Australia to Norfolk Island, bs 14/10, brown/lime green vignette, signed by pilot Capt L R Ambrose.

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Date: 1947, Oct 14
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas Lancastrian F/F Australia to Norfolk Island, bs 14/10, brown/lime green vignette, signed by pilot Capt L R Ambrose.
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Lot Number: 68

(Australia) Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

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Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.
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Lot Number: 65

(Australia) Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service, F/F Sydney to Colombo, 1/12 arrival ds on front, Qantas company cover with company logo on flap, franked 1/6d, canc Sydney Air 29 No 45, typed "First Sydney-Colombo service/Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service", signed by pilots Captains J.A.Furze and H.T.Howse.

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Date: 1945, Nov 30
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service, F/F Sydney to Colombo, 1/12 arrival ds on front, Qantas company cover with company logo on flap, franked 1/6d, canc Sydney Air 29 No 45, typed "First Sydney-Colombo service/Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service", signed by pilots Captains J.A.Furze and H.T.Howse.
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Lot Number: 64

(Australia) Qantas 'Coriolanus' inaugural flying boat service, Australia to Fiji via Noumea, bs Suva 5pm 18.11.45, signed by pilot Capt. O Denny.

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Date: 1945, Nov 17
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas 'Coriolanus' inaugural flying boat service, Australia to Fiji via Noumea, bs Suva 5pm 18.11.45, signed by pilot Capt. O Denny.
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Lot Number: 60

(Australia) Geelong-Melbourne glider flight, registered (label) printed souvenir cover, 15x23cm, franked 8d, signed by pilot P.J.Pratt. Eus 753.

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Date: 1937, Aug 04
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: Geelong-Melbourne glider flight, registered (label) printed souvenir cover, 15x23cm, franked 8d, signed by pilot P.J.Pratt. Eus 753.
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Lot Number: 58

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, attractive blue/white Vacuum Oil Company suvenir cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

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Date: 1935, Nov 27
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, attractive blue/white Vacuum Oil Company suvenir cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.
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Lot Number: 57

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

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Date: 1935, Nov 25
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.
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Lot Number: 105

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, with winged PAA logo on flap, franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. A nice.

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Date: 1933, Oct 24
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, with winged PAA logo on flap, franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. A nice.
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Lot Number: 106

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Belem to Manaos and return Manaos-Belem, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, green Belem-Manaos and violet Manaos-Belem cachets, printed Panair Do Brasil corner cover, 11x24cm,  with winged PAA logo, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. Nice item.

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Date: 1933, Oct 25
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Belem to Manaos and return Manaos-Belem, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, green Belem-Manaos and violet Manaos-Belem cachets, printed Panair Do Brasil corner cover, 11x24cm, with winged PAA logo, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 151

(Canton ) Canton Island to New Caledonia, bs Noumea 15/9, a Clara Adam's self addressed letter carried on the Canton-Noumea leg of the first paying passenger flight from San Francisco to New Zealand, airmail cover franked 10c.  Posted by Clara Adams, the well known 'First Flighter' who was a passenger and addressed this cover to herself ,c/o Pan Am, Noumea, and posted it when the plane stopped at Canton. A nice piece of  aerophilatelic history and signed, 'Clara Adams/Round Trip passenger'.

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Date: 1940, Sep 14
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Canton

Description: Canton Island to New Caledonia, bs Noumea 15/9, a Clara Adam's self addressed letter carried on the Canton-Noumea leg of the first paying passenger flight from San Francisco to New Zealand, airmail cover franked 10c. Posted by Clara Adams, the well known 'First Flighter' who was a passenger and addressed this cover to herself ,c/o Pan Am, Noumea, and posted it when the plane stopped at Canton. A nice piece of aerophilatelic history and signed, 'Clara Adams/Round Trip passenger'.
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Lot Number: 178

(Egypt) RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in  Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

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Date: 1926, Jan 9
Est. price: £300.00
Category: Egypt

Description: RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.
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Lot Number: 214

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, Mildenhall to Melbourne, confirmatory arrival ds 24/10, printed cover carried by CWA Scott and T Campbell-Black (as illustrated p353 Newall), signed verso by both pilots, also verso "Grosvenor House-Arrived Melbourne/3hrs.34mins.3secs.pm Oct 23"........." violet two line cachet.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £425.00
Category: GB External

Description: Mac Robertson Race, Mildenhall to Melbourne, confirmatory arrival ds 24/10, printed cover carried by CWA Scott and T Campbell-Black (as illustrated p353 Newall), signed verso by both pilots, also verso "Grosvenor House-Arrived Melbourne/3hrs.34mins.3secs.pm Oct 23"........." violet two line cachet.
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Lot Number: 213

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Melbourne arrival  9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

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Date: 1934, Oct 19
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne arrival 9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.
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Lot Number: 233

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, special souvenir card addressed to Iraq, with imprint vignette, blue/black Autogiro label, red Apex cachet and picture of Autogiro G-ACIN flown by Autogiro from Windsor to London on one side, and with the special Expo postmark May 8, 1934, red five line 'By Autogiro/Over The Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911', signed by John S Davis on the other. Flown on to Iraq, Baghadad 15 May 34 arrival ds on the front.

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Date: 1934, May 8
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, special souvenir card addressed to Iraq, with imprint vignette, blue/black Autogiro label, red Apex cachet and picture of Autogiro G-ACIN flown by Autogiro from Windsor to London on one side, and with the special Expo postmark May 8, 1934, red five line 'By Autogiro/Over The Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911', signed by John S Davis on the other. Flown on to Iraq, Baghadad 15 May 34 arrival ds on the front.
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Lot Number: 235

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard Ariel Post Box Closed Design, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent to Huddersfield, 8/5 arrival ds on front, signed by Francis J. Field.

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Date: 1934, May 10
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard Ariel Post Box Closed Design, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent to Huddersfield, 8/5 arrival ds on front, signed by Francis J. Field.
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Lot Number: 251

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's oval receiving cachet applied at Glasgow.  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

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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 Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's oval receiving cachet applied at Glasgow. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.
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Lot Number: 250

(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 green receiving cachet applied at the airway terminus, Victoria.  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 Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's green receiving cachet applied at the airway terminus, Victoria. Signed by pilot Capt E F Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 240

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing red 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black , red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

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Date: 1934, Jun 6
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing red 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black , red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.
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Lot Number: 238

(GB Internal) London Scottish and Provincial Airways, cover to Surrey franked 4d, tied by a Nottingham machine with a blue By Air Mail label applied, the reverse with the typed inscription "Pioneer Air Service Nottingham to London, 23rd May 1934. This letter is posted with and will accompany the letter sent by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham by air to the Right Hon. Sir Kingsley Wood, M.P, His Majesty's Postmaster-General, to mark the pioneer air service between the two cities", signed by the Nottingham Head Postmaster. A rare item which, according to Redgrove, p39, is the only mail ever flown by this airline. There is a little staining on the front which hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1934, May 23
Est. price: £450.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London Scottish and Provincial Airways, cover to Surrey franked 4d, tied by a Nottingham machine with a blue By Air Mail label applied, the reverse with the typed inscription "Pioneer Air Service Nottingham to London, 23rd May 1934. This letter is posted with and will accompany the letter sent by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham by air to the Right Hon. Sir Kingsley Wood, M.P, His Majesty's Postmaster-General, to mark the pioneer air service between the two cities", signed by the Nottingham Head Postmaster. A rare item which, according to Redgrove, p39, is the only mail ever flown by this airline. There is a little staining on the front which hardly detracts, see scan.
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Lot Number: 248

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Glasgow to London, posted 6.00am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d. Signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.

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Date: 1934, Dec 01
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Glasgow to London, posted 6.00am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d. Signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.
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Lot Number: 318

(India) Westbound 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Allahabad, bs 26/5, plain cover franked 3a, fine strike violet "Asmani Ghari/Carried by the West Australian/Airways Air Liner, V.H.UJD/Pilot; Mr R.R.Mullard", addressed and signed by Stephen Smith.

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Date: 1931, May 21
Est. price: £65.00
Category: India

Description: Westbound 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Allahabad, bs 26/5, plain cover franked 3a, fine strike violet "Asmani Ghari/Carried by the West Australian/Airways Air Liner, V.H.UJD/Pilot; Mr R.R.Mullard", addressed and signed by Stephen Smith.
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Lot Number: 317

(India) 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Akyab, bs 6/5, plain cover franked 4a, very fine strike magenta "2nd Experimental Flight/England.......Australia/City of Karachi" and "Calcutta to Akyab" cachets, addressed and signed by Stephen Smith, also also BB Joffe authentication hs. Only 20 pieces carried.

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Date: 1931, May 5
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Akyab, bs 6/5, plain cover franked 4a, very fine strike magenta "2nd Experimental Flight/England.......Australia/City of Karachi" and "Calcutta to Akyab" cachets, addressed and signed by Stephen Smith, also also BB Joffe authentication hs. Only 20 pieces carried.
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Lot Number: 314

(India) Imperial Airways 1st experimental flight England-Australia, Calcutta to Rangoon, bs 15/4, attractive 'World Fliers' printed souvenir cover, franked 4 annas, canc Calcutta cds, violet boxed 'First Airmail/Burma-Australia' cachet, also fine strike three line 'Via Imperial Airways/1st Experimental Flight/England to Australia' cachet, signed facsimile Stephen Smith verso.

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Date: 1931, Apr 13
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial Airways 1st experimental flight England-Australia, Calcutta to Rangoon, bs 15/4, attractive 'World Fliers' printed souvenir cover, franked 4 annas, canc Calcutta cds, violet boxed 'First Airmail/Burma-Australia' cachet, also fine strike three line 'Via Imperial Airways/1st Experimental Flight/England to Australia' cachet, signed facsimile Stephen Smith verso.
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Lot Number: 305

(India) Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).

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Date: 1929, Apr 19
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).
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Lot Number: 306

(India) Scarce signature, carried on third IAW flight from India to London, official OHMS envelope with embossed logo verso, from the office of the Director of Civil Aviation in India, franked 4 annas 'Service' opt on front uncancelled but tied by black double ring 'By Air' hs, also and 1anna 'Service' opt x4 verso, signed on front by Lt Col Shelmerdine who was the first Director General of Civil Aviation in India.

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Date: 1929, Apr 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Scarce signature, carried on third IAW flight from India to London, official OHMS envelope with embossed logo verso, from the office of the Director of Civil Aviation in India, franked 4 annas 'Service' opt on front uncancelled but tied by black double ring 'By Air' hs, also and 1anna 'Service' opt x4 verso, signed on front by Lt Col Shelmerdine who was the first Director General of Civil Aviation in India.
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Lot Number: 309

(India) Emergency Flood flight operated by the RAF on account of the floods between Sultankot and Shikapur, cover franked 1a, canc Jacobad dr. cds, addressed to Delhi, bs 30/8, carried from Jacobadad to Reti by emergency service, ms "By Emergency Air mail/Jacobadad to Reti". Signed verso 'Stephen Smith'

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Date: 1930, Aug 28
Est. price: £60.00
Category: India

Description: Emergency Flood flight operated by the RAF on account of the floods between Sultankot and Shikapur, cover franked 1a, canc Jacobad dr. cds, addressed to Delhi, bs 30/8, carried from Jacobadad to Reti by emergency service, ms "By Emergency Air mail/Jacobadad to Reti". Signed verso 'Stephen Smith'
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Lot Number: 594

(Ephemera) The Fokker F.XXXVI. 1930s Dutch four-engined 32-passenger airliner designed and built by Fokker. It was delivered to KLM and operated on European routes from March 1935. B&W PPC.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The Fokker F.XXXVI. 1930s Dutch four-engined 32-passenger airliner designed and built by Fokker. It was delivered to KLM and operated on European routes from March 1935. B&W PPC.
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Lot Number: 535

(Wake Island) R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD.

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Date: 1935, Aug 13
Est. price: £600.00
Category: Wake Island

Description: R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD.
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Lot Number: 534

(United States Internal) US Army Emergency Service over Contract Airmail Route AM 17 from Newark, NJ 10.00pm to Steubenville, Ohio, airmail PSC cover + 3c for usual rate of 8c. Signed by the pilot.

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Date: 1934, Mar 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: United States Internal

Description: US Army Emergency Service over Contract Airmail Route AM 17 from Newark, NJ 10.00pm to Steubenville, Ohio, airmail PSC cover + 3c for usual rate of 8c. Signed by the pilot.
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Lot Number: 533

(United States Internal) US Army Emergency Service over Contract Airmail Route AM 17 from Brooklyn, NY 12.30pm to Steubenville, Ohio, airmail PSC cover + 3c for usual rate of 8c. Signed by the pilot.

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Date: 1934, Mar 3
Est. price: £10.00
Category: United States Internal

Description: US Army Emergency Service over Contract Airmail Route AM 17 from Brooklyn, NY 12.30pm to Steubenville, Ohio, airmail PSC cover + 3c for usual rate of 8c. Signed by the pilot.
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Lot Number: 513

(United States) Post and Gatty Round the World flight in "Winnie Mae", cancelled Mineola, New York, June 21, Berlin Jun 24,  and Mineola Jul 1 return arrival ds, all cancellations are on the front of the cover, also two magenta Russian hand stamped seals. Signed by Post and Gatty. Also three photos of plane & flyers. A superb lot in pristine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jun 21
Est. price: £425.00
Category: United States

Description: Post and Gatty Round the World flight in "Winnie Mae", cancelled Mineola, New York, June 21, Berlin Jun 24, and Mineola Jul 1 return arrival ds, all cancellations are on the front of the cover, also two magenta Russian hand stamped seals. Signed by Post and Gatty. Also three photos of plane & flyers. A superb lot in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 518

(United States) First Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-New York via France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii. A quadruple first flight cover being a first acceptance for the carriage of US mail for Marseilles (FAM 18), Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) via the inaugural Pan Am Southern Atlantic route, then FAM 14 to San Francisco and United Airlines to New York on the final legs of this first PAA/IAW round the world flight.  Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 20/5, Marseilles 22/5 and New York 13/6 and official US/Pam flight cachet.. Displayed on three album pages including press cuttings, a compliments slip signed by William van Dusen, and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An superb exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, May 20
Est. price: £250.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-New York via France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii. A quadruple first flight cover being a first acceptance for the carriage of US mail for Marseilles (FAM 18), Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) via the inaugural Pan Am Southern Atlantic route, then FAM 14 to San Francisco and United Airlines to New York on the final legs of this first PAA/IAW round the world flight. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 20/5, Marseilles 22/5 and New York 13/6 and official US/Pam flight cachet.. Displayed on three album pages including press cuttings, a compliments slip signed by William van Dusen, and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An superb exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 495

(Sudan) Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight.  A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in  Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

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Date: 1926, Jan 15
Est. price: £350.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.
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Lot Number: 436

(Singapore) Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Perth, bs 21/12, a fine and cover carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, etiquette cover, ms 'leaving RAF aerodrome, Seletav, Singapore on Sunday 16,12,34',  signed by V. Gory Wilson, Imperial Airways chief pilot based at Singapore.

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Date: 1934, Dec14
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Perth, bs 21/12, a fine and cover carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, etiquette cover, ms 'leaving RAF aerodrome, Seletav, Singapore on Sunday 16,12,34', signed by V. Gory Wilson, Imperial Airways chief pilot based at Singapore.
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Lot Number: 439

(Singapore) Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Perth, bs 21/12, a fine and cover carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, etiquette cover signed by V. Gory Wilson, Imperial Airways chief pilot based at Singapore.

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Date: 1934, Dec 16
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Perth, bs 21/12, a fine and cover carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, etiquette cover signed by V. Gory Wilson, Imperial Airways chief pilot based at Singapore.
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Lot Number: 404

(Papua and New Guinea) Qantas return flight Rabaul to Sydney,18 Jan 47 arrival ds on front, blue 'Rabaul-Sydney' vignette, signed by the pilot Capt JA Bonnington.

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Date: 1947, Jan 17
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Qantas return flight Rabaul to Sydney,18 Jan 47 arrival ds on front, blue 'Rabaul-Sydney' vignette, signed by the pilot Capt JA Bonnington.
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Lot Number: 367

(New Zealand) Final flight Lockheed Electra 'Kuaka', Whenuapai to Palmerston North, souvenir cover signed by the captain, the second officer and the general manager of NAC, NAC Union Airways.

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Date: 1950, May 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Final flight Lockheed Electra 'Kuaka', Whenuapai to Palmerston North, souvenir cover signed by the captain, the second officer and the general manager of NAC, NAC Union Airways.
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Lot Number: 356

(New Zealand) Kaitaia Aero Club and Air Survey Transport Co, Auckland to Kaitaia, special green/cream printed cover, posted on arrival, 'Kaitaia Aero Club'  and 'Air Survey Transport Co' hs's on front, signed by the pilot, FD Mill, POA,  NZAMS Expert Committee expertisation hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Mar 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Kaitaia Aero Club and Air Survey Transport Co, Auckland to Kaitaia, special green/cream printed cover, posted on arrival, 'Kaitaia Aero Club' and 'Air Survey Transport Co' hs's on front, signed by the pilot, FD Mill, POA, NZAMS Expert Committee expertisation hs verso.
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Lot Number: 359

(New Zealand) West Coast (South Island) survey flight, Westport to Nelson, bs 20/1,  plain cover franked 5d opt air stamp, red flight cachet, Air Travel Ltd. Signed by pilot Squadron Leader M.C.McGregor.

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Date: 1932, Jan 20
Est. price: £18.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: West Coast (South Island) survey flight, Westport to Nelson, bs 20/1, plain cover franked 5d opt air stamp, red flight cachet, Air Travel Ltd. Signed by pilot Squadron Leader M.C.McGregor.
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Lot Number: 358

(New Zealand) Air Travel Survey Flight, Gisborne-Auckland, bs 10/12, franked 3d air + 2d,  typed 'Per Air Mail/Gisborne-Auckland'. Signed by pilot Squadron Leader M.C.McGregor. Air Mail Society of NZ Expert Committee Authentication hs and Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Dec 10
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Air Travel Survey Flight, Gisborne-Auckland, bs 10/12, franked 3d air + 2d, typed 'Per Air Mail/Gisborne-Auckland'. Signed by pilot Squadron Leader M.C.McGregor. Air Mail Society of NZ Expert Committee Authentication hs and Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 346

(Midway Island) Airmail cover mailed from Midway Island and posted on arrival at Honolulu Jun 23, 1940, franked 30c air, fine strikes of blue circular 'Mailed at  Midway Island' with Gooney Bird, and the scarcer blue three lined 'Mailed At/Midway Island/Pacific Ocean' cachets. Neat non invasive 7mm left hand side trim. Sent from the Navy Construction Camp and signed verso by nine contractors. Tensions between the Japanese and Americans were high and, with Midway deemed second only to Pearl Harbor, Oahu in importance for protection of the West Coast,  the Navy, in March 1940, working with private industry, formed a coalition of contractors known as Contractors Pacific Naval Air Bases to start construction of the runways on Eastern and other infrastructure on Sand Island in preparation for possible hostilities.

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Date: 1940, Jun 23
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Midway Island

Description: Airmail cover mailed from Midway Island and posted on arrival at Honolulu Jun 23, 1940, franked 30c air, fine strikes of blue circular 'Mailed at Midway Island' with Gooney Bird, and the scarcer blue three lined 'Mailed At/Midway Island/Pacific Ocean' cachets. Neat non invasive 7mm left hand side trim. Sent from the Navy Construction Camp and signed verso by nine contractors. Tensions between the Japanese and Americans were high and, with Midway deemed second only to Pearl Harbor, Oahu in importance for protection of the West Coast, the Navy, in March 1940, working with private industry, formed a coalition of contractors known as Contractors Pacific Naval Air Bases to start construction of the runways on Eastern and other infrastructure on Sand Island in preparation for possible hostilities.
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Lot Number: 11

(Collections) Gosforth (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Flying Week organised by the Robert Sinlair Tobaco Co. Collection on 4 leaves containing a descriptive text and map; two mint blocks of 4 of the scarce souvenir vignette in contrasting shades of green; a souvenir sheet of 12 vignettes in blue to commemorate the 70th anniversary (the plane in the last vignette on bottom row printed upside intentionally); and a pilot signed 70th anniversary souvenir cover. A nice xhibit item. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Gosforth (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Flying Week organised by the Robert Sinlair Tobaco Co. Collection on 4 leaves containing a descriptive text and map; two mint blocks of 4 of the scarce souvenir vignette in contrasting shades of green; a souvenir sheet of 12 vignettes in blue to commemorate the 70th anniversary (the plane in the last vignette on bottom row printed upside intentionally); and a pilot signed 70th anniversary souvenir cover. A nice xhibit item. Images.
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