Lot Number: 687

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways De Havilland air liner "Frobisher" on the tarmac, was designed in 1936 as a trans-Atlantic mail plane, B&W photocard, unused.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways De Havilland air liner "Frobisher" on the tarmac, was designed in 1936 as a trans-Atlantic mail plane, B&W photocard, unused.
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Lot Number: 659

(Ephemera) Menu for a Dinner, given April 8th, 1938, by F/O A.E.Clouston and Mr Victor Ricketts to celebrate their Record Flight London-New Zealand and return, signed by A.E.Clouston, and Victor Ricketts and his wife Dorothy. A super item for the exhibit.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Menu for a Dinner, given April 8th, 1938, by F/O A.E.Clouston and Mr Victor Ricketts to celebrate their Record Flight London-New Zealand and return, signed by A.E.Clouston, and Victor Ricketts and his wife Dorothy. A super item for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 721

(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: 678

(Ephemera) Captain Harold Gray Pan Am pilots uniform, signed B&Wphotograph made from the original negative, 15x10cm, c1940. Faint, non invasive crease, does not detract - see scan.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Captain Harold Gray Pan Am pilots uniform, signed B&Wphotograph made from the original negative, 15x10cm, c1940. Faint, non invasive crease, does not detract - see scan.
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Lot Number: 693

(Ephemera) The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).
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Lot Number: 690

(Ephemera) NC 15067, Sikorsky S-43, NC 15067, nice detailed sepia photograph made from the original negative showing side view, 11x9cm. Delivered to Pan Am in March 1936. Pan Am who assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: NC 15067, Sikorsky S-43, NC 15067, nice detailed sepia photograph made from the original negative showing side view, 11x9cm. Delivered to Pan Am in March 1936. Pan Am who assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil.
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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: 640

(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. Image.

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Date: 1935, Aug 13
Est. price: £450.00
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. Image.
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Lot Number: 616

(United States) San Francisco to Denmark, San Francisco to Copenhagen, bs 16/8, airmail etiquette cover written and signed by Axel Michelson, Captain of the US ocean freighter S.S. 'Calmar' franked 11c, canc San Francisco Ferry Annex, Flown US internal air service to New York, then surface to Europe.

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Date: 1935, Aug 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: San Francisco to Denmark, San Francisco to Copenhagen, bs 16/8, airmail etiquette cover written and signed by Axel Michelson, Captain of the US ocean freighter S.S. 'Calmar' franked 11c, canc San Francisco Ferry Annex, Flown US internal air service to New York, then surface to Europe.
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Lot Number: 612

(United States) F/F Salt Lake City to San Jose, bs, plain cover franked 5c air, signed by the pilot J. Johnston.

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Date: 1929, Oct 15
Est. price: £12.00
Category: United States

Description: F/F Salt Lake City to San Jose, bs, plain cover franked 5c air, signed by the pilot J. Johnston.
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Lot Number: 484

(New Zealand) Clouston & Ricketts, return flight New Zealand-Australia-England in the DH-88 Comet 'Australian Anniversary', cover franked New Zealand 1/2d x2 canc Blenheim 20/3 cds and Australia 1d canc Darwin 23/10 cds, also London 26/3 arrival cds. Signed on front by 'A E Clouston' and 'Victor Ricketts', . One of only twelve signed covers carried.

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Date: 1938, Mar 20
Est. price: £185.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Clouston & Ricketts, return flight New Zealand-Australia-England in the DH-88 Comet 'Australian Anniversary', cover franked New Zealand 1/2d x2 canc Blenheim 20/3 cds and Australia 1d canc Darwin 23/10 cds, also London 26/3 arrival cds. Signed on front by 'A E Clouston' and 'Victor Ricketts', . One of only twelve signed covers carried.
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Lot Number: 468

(Mexico) F/F FAM 5, Merida to Miami, cachet, no arrival stamp, signed by pilot C.D.Swinson, Pan Am

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Date: 1931, Dec 7
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Mexico

Description: F/F FAM 5, Merida to Miami, cachet, no arrival stamp, signed by pilot C.D.Swinson, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 422

(India) India Trans-Continental Airways, Asansol to Calcutta, 11/7 arival ds on front, plain Edna Lorenz Lady Photographer PC, franked 1 1/2anna 3p canc Asanso; cds, black boxed "Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul 33/First Flight"cachet, scarce tied TETE-BECHE etiquette IND-A-6carried on F/F Calcutta to Karachi. signed Stephen Smith verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 08
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: India Trans-Continental Airways, Asansol to Calcutta, 11/7 arival ds on front, plain Edna Lorenz Lady Photographer PC, franked 1 1/2anna 3p canc Asanso; cds, black boxed "Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul 33/First Flight"cachet, scarce tied TETE-BECHE etiquette IND-A-6carried on F/F Calcutta to Karachi. signed Stephen Smith verso.
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Lot Number: 418

(India) F/F Karachi to Delhi, black boxed flight cachet,1929 etiquette rated very scarce (Mair), b/s Calcutta 2/1/30, official printed " India World Fliers Air Mail" cover, addressed in hand of Stephen Smith and signed by him verso, India State Air Service. Attractive item

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Date: 1929, Dec 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Karachi to Delhi, black boxed flight cachet,1929 etiquette rated very scarce (Mair), b/s Calcutta 2/1/30, official printed " India World Fliers Air Mail" cover, addressed in hand of Stephen Smith and signed by him verso, India State Air Service. Attractive item
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Lot Number: 416

(India) Alcock & Brown commemorative flight, flown at Dum Dum airport, red/blue/cream souvenir cover franked 1 anna, canc Dum Dum cds, inscribed blue framed "First Successfull Trans-Atlantic Flight................"  cachet , boxed purple "Tenth Anniversary/Flown at/Dum Dum Air Port" cachet , signed Stephen Smith 14/6/29 and 14/6/ Park Street/Calcutta/ 14 Jun 29 ds verso. Francis Field authentication hs verso.  Nice item in fine condition.

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Date: 1929, Jun 14
Est. price: £45.00
Category: India

Description: Alcock & Brown commemorative flight, flown at Dum Dum airport, red/blue/cream souvenir cover franked 1 anna, canc Dum Dum cds, inscribed blue framed "First Successfull Trans-Atlantic Flight................" cachet , boxed purple "Tenth Anniversary/Flown at/Dum Dum Air Port" cachet , signed Stephen Smith 14/6/29 and 14/6/ Park Street/Calcutta/ 14 Jun 29 ds verso. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Nice item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 352

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, Fair Isle emergency Christmas flight, Kirkwall to Fair Isle, 24/12, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall 24/12 cds on departure and returned to Kirkwall several days later b/s 28/12, red three line "First Unofficial Air Mail/Orkney-Fair Isle/Christmas 1937". The cover is signed by the pilot Capt J. Annesley Hankins who also delivered Christmas presents for the island's 17 children.  A super item, and one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1937, Dec 24
Est. price: £120.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways, Fair Isle emergency Christmas flight, Kirkwall to Fair Isle, 24/12, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall 24/12 cds on departure and returned to Kirkwall several days later b/s 28/12, red three line "First Unofficial Air Mail/Orkney-Fair Isle/Christmas 1937". The cover is signed by the pilot Capt J. Annesley Hankins who also delivered Christmas presents for the island's 17 children. A super item, and one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 325

(GB Internal) Pilot signed Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/6, and returned to Kirkwall 1/6, signed by the pilot Flying Officer E H Coleman R.A.F.C. Also the official insert giving details of the service printed in blue on one side only (see Redgrove p47). Image

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Pilot signed Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/6, and returned to Kirkwall 1/6, signed by the pilot Flying Officer E H Coleman R.A.F.C. Also the official insert giving details of the service printed in blue on one side only (see Redgrove p47). 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: 348

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow 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: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow 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: 347

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station.  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 Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 330

(GB Internal) Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Harris to Scarp, franked 1 1/2d ,canc Isle of Harris cds, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet. Signed by Gergard Zucker.

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Date: 1934, Jul 28
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Harris to Scarp, franked 1 1/2d ,canc Isle of Harris cds, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet. Signed by Gergard Zucker.
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Lot Number: 270

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, England to Australia, C.W.A.Scott & T.Campbell-Black, registered (label) souvenir cover handed to pilots at start and posted back to England by Air Mail, franked  GB 1/2d canc Kensington 17/10 to confirm GB departure and Australia 1/- & 2d canc Melbourne 24/10 arrival cds, also Melbourne 29/10 cds verso for return, signed verso Tom Campbell-Black and C.W.Scott.,

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £450.00
Category: GB External

Description: Mac Robertson Race, England to Australia, C.W.A.Scott & T.Campbell-Black, registered (label) souvenir cover handed to pilots at start and posted back to England by Air Mail, franked GB 1/2d canc Kensington 17/10 to confirm GB departure and Australia 1/- & 2d canc Melbourne 24/10 arrival cds, also Melbourne 29/10 cds verso for return, signed verso Tom Campbell-Black and C.W.Scott.,
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Lot Number: 265

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for Calcutta, bs 11/10, carried on Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc London/Air Mail/1 Oct 32 cds, typed "By First Imperial Airways/service over new route to/India"Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrain". Signed by Stephen Smith, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1932, Oct 1
Est. price: £55.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for Calcutta, bs 11/10, carried on Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc London/Air Mail/1 Oct 32 cds, typed "By First Imperial Airways/service over new route to/India"Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrain". Signed by Stephen Smith, Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 272

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Sydney arrival 8/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 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 20
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Sydney arrival 8/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 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: 186

(Channel Is) Guernsey Airways first flight Guernsey - Southampton special Martin souvenir cover signed by the pilot J.W. Pugh, scarce..

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Date: 1939, May 22
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Channel Is

Description: Guernsey Airways first flight Guernsey - Southampton special Martin souvenir cover signed by the pilot J.W. Pugh, scarce..
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Lot Number: 169

(Canada) Yukon Airways and Exploration Co Ltd, F/F White Horse to Atlin, bs 13/4, souvenir airmail cover franked 2c and CL42. Signed by the pilot T.G.Stephens.

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Date: 1928, Apr 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Canada

Description: Yukon Airways and Exploration Co Ltd, F/F White Horse to Atlin, bs 13/4, souvenir airmail cover franked 2c and CL42. Signed by the pilot T.G.Stephens.
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Lot Number: 170

(Canada) Yukon Airways and Exploration Ltd, F/F White Horse to Atlin, b/s, blue/white company semi official stamp CL42 on front,  scarce red/white/ blue company etiquette, signed by pilot TG Stephens.

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Date: 1928, Apr 13
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Canada

Description: Yukon Airways and Exploration Ltd, F/F White Horse to Atlin, b/s, blue/white company semi official stamp CL42 on front, scarce red/white/ blue company etiquette, signed by pilot TG Stephens.
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Lot Number: 157

(Burma) Return 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Rangoon to Akyab , bs 25/5, franked 4a, very fine strike  arced violet  "Via The Air Trail Blazed By The/Ross Smith and Cogham" cachet (see Brown J, p42), airmail etiquette cover addressed to Stephen Smith, ms "Akyab - Calcutta", Imperial Airways. Signed facsimile Stephen Smith, only few pieces flown, see Davis "Monthly Air Mail", Jun 1931, pp1-3. Very fine, see image.

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Date: 1931, May 20
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Burma

Description: Return 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Rangoon to Akyab , bs 25/5, franked 4a, very fine strike arced violet "Via The Air Trail Blazed By The/Ross Smith and Cogham" cachet (see Brown J, p42), airmail etiquette cover addressed to Stephen Smith, ms "Akyab - Calcutta", Imperial Airways. Signed facsimile Stephen Smith, only few pieces flown, see Davis "Monthly Air Mail", Jun 1931, pp1-3. Very fine, see image.
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Lot Number: 158

(Burma) Return 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Akyab to Allahabad, bs 26/5, franked 6a, very fine strike  green "Australia-England/ 2nd Experimental Flight/Asmani Chari" cachet (see Brown J, p42), airmail etiquette cover addressed to Stephen Smith, ms "Akyab to Alahabad", Imperial Airways. Signed facsimile Stephen Smith, only few pieces flown, see Davis "Monthly Air Mail", Jun 1931, pp1-3. Very fine, see image.

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Date: 1931, May 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Burma

Description: Return 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Akyab to Allahabad, bs 26/5, franked 6a, very fine strike green "Australia-England/ 2nd Experimental Flight/Asmani Chari" cachet (see Brown J, p42), airmail etiquette cover addressed to Stephen Smith, ms "Akyab to Alahabad", Imperial Airways. Signed facsimile Stephen Smith, only few pieces flown, see Davis "Monthly Air Mail", Jun 1931, pp1-3. Very fine, see image.
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Lot Number: 159

(Burma) Return 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Akyab to Johdpur, bs 27/5, franked 8a, very fine strike  green "Australia-England/ 2nd Experimental Flight/Asmani Chari" cachet (see Brown J, p42), airmail etiquette cover addressed to Stephen Smith, ms "Akyab to Johdpur", Imperial Airways. Signed facsimile Stephen Smith, only few pieces flown, see Davis "Monthly Air Mail", Jun 1931, pp1-3. Very fine, see image.

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Date: 1931, May 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Burma

Description: Return 2nd Experimental England-Australia flight, Akyab to Johdpur, bs 27/5, franked 8a, very fine strike green "Australia-England/ 2nd Experimental Flight/Asmani Chari" cachet (see Brown J, p42), airmail etiquette cover addressed to Stephen Smith, ms "Akyab to Johdpur", Imperial Airways. Signed facsimile Stephen Smith, only few pieces flown, see Davis "Monthly Air Mail", Jun 1931, pp1-3. Very fine, see image.
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Lot Number: 140

(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: 98

(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: £85.00
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: 96

(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: £70.00
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: 88

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mebourne 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 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mebourne to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.
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Lot Number: 91

(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: 43

(Collections) Singapore WWII, six censored 1940 airmail covers including  FPO SP 501 to UK rated 55c naval tombstone censor; FPO SP 501 to UK rated 55c RAF censor; Singapore to UK franked $1+5c x2 ‘passed by framed naval censor’ with two ‘Malaya Patriotic Fund’ labels verso (the cover has some corner damage but labels intact); Singapore to UK rated 55c opened by Singapore censor; OHMS cover to RAF Ruislip Depot, certified and signed army censor mark, Singapore to UK rated 55c with fine strike unusual violet framed 'No 1898' alongside crown military censor mark. Image.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Singapore WWII, six censored 1940 airmail covers including FPO SP 501 to UK rated 55c naval tombstone censor; FPO SP 501 to UK rated 55c RAF censor; Singapore to UK franked $1+5c x2 ‘passed by framed naval censor’ with two ‘Malaya Patriotic Fund’ labels verso (the cover has some corner damage but labels intact); Singapore to UK rated 55c opened by Singapore censor; OHMS cover to RAF Ruislip Depot, certified and signed army censor mark, Singapore to UK rated 55c with fine strike unusual violet framed 'No 1898' alongside crown military censor mark. Image.
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Lot Number: 46

(Collections) United States, 15 early airmail flights, 1918-1934, including 1918 May 15 US Government Flight Washington-Philadelphia franked 24c  May 27th (weak depart cancellation but date just visible); US Government 1923 Aug 21 first transcontinental route with partial night flying test flight franked C2 New York-Cheyenne  Aug 22; 1924 July 1 first transcontinental route with night flying San Francisco-Cleveland franked C6; 1925 July 1 first overnight service Chicago AMF-New York franked 10c  Jul 2; 1926 four first flights for inaugural airmail Contract Services ex Atlanta  Sep 15, Chicago Jun 8, Washington Apr 6 and Seattle Sep 15; 1934 four Army Emergency Service flights, Mar 1-23, all pilot signed; All fine with flight cachets where appropriate. Images.

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Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: United States, 15 early airmail flights, 1918-1934, including 1918 May 15 US Government Flight Washington-Philadelphia franked 24c May 27th (weak depart cancellation but date just visible); US Government 1923 Aug 21 first transcontinental route with partial night flying test flight franked C2 New York-Cheyenne Aug 22; 1924 July 1 first transcontinental route with night flying San Francisco-Cleveland franked C6; 1925 July 1 first overnight service Chicago AMF-New York franked 10c Jul 2; 1926 four first flights for inaugural airmail Contract Services ex Atlanta Sep 15, Chicago Jun 8, Washington Apr 6 and Seattle Sep 15; 1934 four Army Emergency Service flights, Mar 1-23, all pilot signed; All fine with flight cachets where appropriate. Images.
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Lot Number: 15

(Collections) British Pacific, fine sample of six first flight covers, 1929-63, comprising 1929 17/4 Brisbane to Charleville Aerial Mail Service attractive cover with three black/red flight labels and facsimile signature of pilot; 1931 1/5 registered Hobart to Melbourne; 1934 23/6 Auckland to Sydney souvenir cover signed by the pilot CP Ulm; 1934 6/12 registered souvenir cover London to Adelaide; 1938 24/7 first flight Empire Air Mail Scheme at 1 1/2d rate London to Solomon Islands; 1963 10/9 Malayan Airways 10/9 Sarawak to Jesselton. Interesting lot, all fine. Image.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: British Pacific, fine sample of six first flight covers, 1929-63, comprising 1929 17/4 Brisbane to Charleville Aerial Mail Service attractive cover with three black/red flight labels and facsimile signature of pilot; 1931 1/5 registered Hobart to Melbourne; 1934 23/6 Auckland to Sydney souvenir cover signed by the pilot CP Ulm; 1934 6/12 registered souvenir cover London to Adelaide; 1938 24/7 first flight Empire Air Mail Scheme at 1 1/2d rate London to Solomon Islands; 1963 10/9 Malayan Airways 10/9 Sarawak to Jesselton. Interesting lot, all fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 16

(Collections) Caribbean, eight first flight covers 1928-45, comprising 1926 29/8  Guatemala to Santa Rosa 29/8; 1928 1/10 Mexico City to Nuevo Laredo 29/1 cachet; 1928 24/2 Santiago de Cuba to Port au Prince 24/1 pilot signed; 1929 2/9 San Juan to Paramibo 23/9 cachet; 1929 21/6 Cristobal to Curacao 22/6, Panama 3/7; 1929 1/9 Port au Prince to Havana 10/1; 1938 16/3 Baltimore to Bermuda 16/3; 1945 6/6 Puerto Rico Ponce to San Juan 6/6 cachet. A good introduction to Caribbean collecting, fine to very fine. See scans on web site.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Caribbean, eight first flight covers 1928-45, comprising 1926 29/8 Guatemala to Santa Rosa 29/8; 1928 1/10 Mexico City to Nuevo Laredo 29/1 cachet; 1928 24/2 Santiago de Cuba to Port au Prince 24/1 pilot signed; 1929 2/9 San Juan to Paramibo 23/9 cachet; 1929 21/6 Cristobal to Curacao 22/6, Panama 3/7; 1929 1/9 Port au Prince to Havana 10/1; 1938 16/3 Baltimore to Bermuda 16/3; 1945 6/6 Puerto Rico Ponce to San Juan 6/6 cachet. A good introduction to Caribbean collecting, fine to very fine. See scans on web site.
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Lot Number: 51

(Selections) Australia 1929-55, a fine selection of 16 first flights including 1946 first post war civilian service Sydney-Singapore 8/4 purple o/p 7d air letter signed Furze & Moxham; 1929 2/6 Adelaide-Perth; 1930 30/5 Melbourne-Sydney; 1934 Australia-PNG 26/7; 1934 registered dual frank Australia-PNG-Australia 2/8; 1934 6/12 Brisbane-London souvenir cover; 1937 30/8 ANA Brisbane-Adelaide; 1938 31/5 Youami-Perth 2/6 and return; 1940 1/5 Australia-NZ inaugural Flying Boat Service special cover. Unlike most internet auctions, on our web site you can inspect a front and back life size image of every cover in the collection. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Selections

Description: Australia 1929-55, a fine selection of 16 first flights including 1946 first post war civilian service Sydney-Singapore 8/4 purple o/p 7d air letter signed Furze & Moxham; 1929 2/6 Adelaide-Perth; 1930 30/5 Melbourne-Sydney; 1934 Australia-PNG 26/7; 1934 registered dual frank Australia-PNG-Australia 2/8; 1934 6/12 Brisbane-London souvenir cover; 1937 30/8 ANA Brisbane-Adelaide; 1938 31/5 Youami-Perth 2/6 and return; 1940 1/5 Australia-NZ inaugural Flying Boat Service special cover. Unlike most internet auctions, on our web site you can inspect a front and back life size image of every cover in the collection. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.
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Lot Number: 57

(Selections) 1926 first commercial airmail from Cape Town to London, carried by Alan Cobham on his pioneer England- South Africa-England flight. Printed company envelope, 29x12cm, addressed to Messrs Stuttaford & Co Ltd, London, England and containing a letter from the Company Secretary of Stuttafords Stores Cape Town on headed notepaper referring to several visits to the stores by  Mr Elliott and Mr Emmet which could not be finalised due to time constraints. The envelope is ms "CAPE TOWN TO LONDON FLIGHT 1926" and "Received at Croydon Aerodrome Sat March 31st at 4.20pm S.L.Elliott" and lists the flight's stops along the left hand edge and also bears the hand stamps of the Cataract Hotel Aswan 6/3, the Hotel Nettuno Pisa 12/3, and Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens 11/3. It is signed by pilot Alan Cobham, engineer Arthur B Elliott and photographer Basil Emmett. Also several newspaper cuttings. A superb piece of history. See full display of images on the web site.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £1,750.00
Category: Selections

Description: 1926 first commercial airmail from Cape Town to London, carried by Alan Cobham on his pioneer England- South Africa-England flight. Printed company envelope, 29x12cm, addressed to Messrs Stuttaford & Co Ltd, London, England and containing a letter from the Company Secretary of Stuttafords Stores Cape Town on headed notepaper referring to several visits to the stores by Mr Elliott and Mr Emmet which could not be finalised due to time constraints. The envelope is ms "CAPE TOWN TO LONDON FLIGHT 1926" and "Received at Croydon Aerodrome Sat March 31st at 4.20pm S.L.Elliott" and lists the flight's stops along the left hand edge and also bears the hand stamps of the Cataract Hotel Aswan 6/3, the Hotel Nettuno Pisa 12/3, and Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens 11/3. It is signed by pilot Alan Cobham, engineer Arthur B Elliott and photographer Basil Emmett. Also several newspaper cuttings. A superb piece of history. See full display of images on the web site.
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Lot Number: 552

(South Africa) The first commercial airmail from Cape Town to London, carried by Alan Cobham on his pioneer England- South Africa-England flight. Printed company envelope, 29x12cm, addressed to Messrs Stuttaford & Co Ltd, London, England and containing a letter from the Company Secretary of Stuttafords Stores Cape Town on headed notepaper referring to several visits to the stores by  Mr Elliott and Mr Emmet which could not be finalised due to time constraints. The envelope is ms "CAPE TOWN TO LONDON FLIGHT 1926" and "Received at Croydon Aerodrome Sat March 31st at 4.20pm S.L.Elliott" and lists the flight's stops along the left hand edge and also bears the hand stamps of the Cataract Hotel Aswan 6/3, the Hotel Nettuno Pisa 12/3, and Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens 11/3. It is signed by pilot Alan Cobham, engineer Arthur B Elliott and photographer Basil Emmett. Also several newspaper cuttings. A superb piece of history. SEE LOT 57 ON THE WEB SITE FOR A FULL DISPLAY OF IMAGES OF THIS LOT.

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Date: 1926, Feb 26
Est. price: £1,750.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The first commercial airmail from Cape Town to London, carried by Alan Cobham on his pioneer England- South Africa-England flight. Printed company envelope, 29x12cm, addressed to Messrs Stuttaford & Co Ltd, London, England and containing a letter from the Company Secretary of Stuttafords Stores Cape Town on headed notepaper referring to several visits to the stores by Mr Elliott and Mr Emmet which could not be finalised due to time constraints. The envelope is ms "CAPE TOWN TO LONDON FLIGHT 1926" and "Received at Croydon Aerodrome Sat March 31st at 4.20pm S.L.Elliott" and lists the flight's stops along the left hand edge and also bears the hand stamps of the Cataract Hotel Aswan 6/3, the Hotel Nettuno Pisa 12/3, and Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens 11/3. It is signed by pilot Alan Cobham, engineer Arthur B Elliott and photographer Basil Emmett. Also several newspaper cuttings. A superb piece of history. SEE LOT 57 ON THE WEB SITE FOR A FULL DISPLAY OF IMAGES OF THIS LOT.
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Lot Number: 55

(Selections) Latin America, 1926-38, great selection of 20 first flights including Guatemala 1926; Argentina 1929 19/2 pilot signed; Uruguay 1925, 1926; Haiti 1927; 1930; Cuba 1927 13/12, 1930, 1931 pilot signed; Mexico 1929; British Honduras 1929; Canal Zone 1931; Brazil, 1933, 1937,1940, 1941; Paraguay 1938; Panama 1930; Puerto Rico 1945 and Peru 1948. All have appropriate flight cachets and the majority have arrival confirmation marks (you can check on the web site). A good lot, most fine to very fine, well worth close examination. Life size front and back images of  every cover in the collection will be found on the web site. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Selections

Description: Latin America, 1926-38, great selection of 20 first flights including Guatemala 1926; Argentina 1929 19/2 pilot signed; Uruguay 1925, 1926; Haiti 1927; 1930; Cuba 1927 13/12, 1930, 1931 pilot signed; Mexico 1929; British Honduras 1929; Canal Zone 1931; Brazil, 1933, 1937,1940, 1941; Paraguay 1938; Panama 1930; Puerto Rico 1945 and Peru 1948. All have appropriate flight cachets and the majority have arrival confirmation marks (you can check on the web site). A good lot, most fine to very fine, well worth close examination. Life size front and back images of every cover in the collection will be found on the web site. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.
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