Lot Number: 12

(Collection) Central America, fine collection of 36 airmail covers, 1927-50, including 23 F/F from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Canal Zone, amongst which are 1926 Santa Rosa-Guatemala, 1927 Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 pilot signed Santiago de Cuba-Port au Prince, 1929 San Juan-Paramibo, 1930 Port au Prince-San Juan, 1931 Mexico Nuevitas-Camaguey1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba, 1937 first 24 hour service Canal Zone-Miami, and more mostly pre WWII, also censored, registered, several interesting Jusqua's, attractive frankings with clear postmarks and flight cachets, no duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £100.00 £85.00
Category: Collection

Description: Central America, fine collection of 36 airmail covers, 1927-50, including 23 F/F from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Canal Zone, amongst which are 1926 Santa Rosa-Guatemala, 1927 Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 pilot signed Santiago de Cuba-Port au Prince, 1929 San Juan-Paramibo, 1930 Port au Prince-San Juan, 1931 Mexico Nuevitas-Camaguey1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba, 1937 first 24 hour service Canal Zone-Miami, and more mostly pre WWII, also censored, registered, several interesting Jusqua's, attractive frankings with clear postmarks and flight cachets, no duplication. Images.

Lot Number: 87

(Australia) Fourth MacKay Aerial Mineral and Geological Survey of Central/NWAustralia. Signed flight cover, blue four line cachet "Mackay Aerial/Reconnaisance Expedition/Norhtern Territory and/Western Australia/1937", addressed to EA Crome, franked 5d, canc Wiluna cds and backstamped Roy Hill 31/7, signed by pilots Frank Neale and Jim Pollock, and navigator Harry T Bennett. Only nine covers were posted at Wiluna. A detailed 12 page article by Graham on the covers of the Mackay Aerial Expeditions, including information on numbers flown, is included in this lot

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Date: 1937, Aug 12
Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: Australia

Description: Fourth MacKay Aerial Mineral and Geological Survey of Central/NWAustralia. Signed flight cover, blue four line cachet "Mackay Aerial/Reconnaisance Expedition/Norhtern Territory and/Western Australia/1937", addressed to EA Crome, franked 5d, canc Wiluna cds and backstamped Roy Hill 31/7, signed by pilots Frank Neale and Jim Pollock, and navigator Harry T Bennett. Only nine covers were posted at Wiluna. A detailed 12 page article by Graham on the covers of the Mackay Aerial Expeditions, including information on numbers flown, is included in this lot

Lot Number: 99

(Australia) Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1945, Oct 4
Est. price: £120.00 £102.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

Lot Number: 103

(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: £75.00 £63.75
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.

Lot Number: 310

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to London, no arrival ds, posted 8.45am, 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 £21.25
Category: GB Internal

Description: Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to London, no arrival ds, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.

Lot Number: 314

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), plain cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), purple six line 'First Air Mail/Lverpool to Isle of Man ..................' cachet on front, signed by the pilot Cap. J.C.Higgins.

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Date: 1935, Feb 1
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: GB Internal

Description: Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), plain cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), purple six line 'First Air Mail/Lverpool to Isle of Man ..................' cachet on front, signed by the pilot Cap. J.C.Higgins.

Lot Number: 350

(GB Internal) Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed  'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.

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Date: 1966, Jul 5
Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed 'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.

Lot Number: 384

(Hong Kong) Qantas Skymaster first regular flight, Hong Kong to Sydney, plain cover franked 20c canc Hong Kong cds, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, large blue/grey/white Qantas Hong Kong-Sydney vignette. Signed by the pilot, Capt. J.M.Hampshire.

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Date: 1949, Jun 28
Est. price: £85.00 £72.25
Category: Hong Kong

Description: Qantas Skymaster first regular flight, Hong Kong to Sydney, plain cover franked 20c canc Hong Kong cds, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, large blue/grey/white Qantas Hong Kong-Sydney vignette. Signed by the pilot, Capt. J.M.Hampshire.

Lot Number: 386

(India) Calcutta-Risalpur Demonstration Flight, Risalpur to Nowshera, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 1 anna, fine strike circular violet cachet, signed by pilot Flt Graham, RAF.

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Date: 1925, Jan 23
Est. price: £300.00 £255.00
Category: India

Description: Calcutta-Risalpur Demonstration Flight, Risalpur to Nowshera, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 1 anna, fine strike circular violet cachet, signed by pilot Flt Graham, RAF.

Lot Number: 396

(India) Emergency Flood flight operated by the RAF on account of the floods between Sultankot and Shikapur, cover franked 1a, canc Calcutta 28/8/30 cds, addressed to Jocobabad, carried from Riti to Jacobadad, bs 31/8 by emergency service, ms "Via Reti/to Jacobadad/by Emergency ir Mail/1930 floods".  Signed verso 'Stephen Smith'

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Date: 1930, Aug 28
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: India

Description: Emergency Flood flight operated by the RAF on account of the floods between Sultankot and Shikapur, cover franked 1a, canc Calcutta 28/8/30 cds, addressed to Jocobabad, carried from Riti to Jacobadad, bs 31/8 by emergency service, ms "Via Reti/to Jacobadad/by Emergency ir Mail/1930 floods". Signed verso 'Stephen Smith'

Lot Number: 521

(New Zealand) Gisborne Air Transport Ltd, F/F Hastings to Gisborne service, special printed envelope franked 2d, posted on arrival and cancelled Hastings 10 MR 31 cds. signed by the pilot W.H.Lett.  NZAMS Expertisation cachet verso.

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Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £65.00 £55.25
Category: New Zealand

Description: Gisborne Air Transport Ltd, F/F Hastings to Gisborne service, special printed envelope franked 2d, posted on arrival and cancelled Hastings 10 MR 31 cds. signed by the pilot W.H.Lett. NZAMS Expertisation cachet verso.

Lot Number: 522

(New Zealand) Air Survey and Transport Co Ltd, Kaitaia Aero Club F/F Auckland to Kaitaia, POA, Kaitaia 24/3 arrival ds on front, printed souvenir cover, signed by pilot FD Mill,  Air Mail Society of NZ Expert Committee Authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Apr 08
Est. price: £18.00 £15.30
Category: New Zealand

Description: Air Survey and Transport Co Ltd, Kaitaia Aero Club F/F Auckland to Kaitaia, POA, Kaitaia 24/3 arrival ds on front, printed souvenir cover, signed by pilot FD Mill, Air Mail Society of NZ Expert Committee Authentication hs verso.

Lot Number: 529

(New Zealand) Trans Tasman Flight, Kaitaia-Sydney 2/7 and on to Lae, NG 27/7, franked 7d & 5/3d opt + 1d ordinary canc Kaitaia cds, violet NZ-Australia flight and Australia-PNG cachets, red/buff aboriginee cover, signed by the pilot GU Alan.

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Date: 1934, Jul 2
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans Tasman Flight, Kaitaia-Sydney 2/7 and on to Lae, NG 27/7, franked 7d & 5/3d opt + 1d ordinary canc Kaitaia cds, violet NZ-Australia flight and Australia-PNG cachets, red/buff aboriginee cover, signed by the pilot GU Alan.

Lot Number: 532

(New Zealand) Union Airways, F/F Dunedin to Palmerston North, bs 16/3, cover with Union Airways logo on the flap, franked 2x 1d air, signed by the pilot  Commander AG Gerrand..

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Date: 1936, Mar 16
Est. price: £18.00 £15.30
Category: New Zealand

Description: Union Airways, F/F Dunedin to Palmerston North, bs 16/3, cover with Union Airways logo on the flap, franked 2x 1d air, signed by the pilot Commander AG Gerrand..

Lot Number: 565

(Nyasaland) First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay.  It was an 'All-Up'  flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.

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Date: 1938, May 22
Est. price: £350.00 £297.50
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay. It was an 'All-Up' flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.

Lot Number: 572

(Papua and New Guinea) Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra flight, Port Moresby to Melbourne bs 30/10, registered (label) cover franked 1916 1d, 2 1/2d x2 and 1930 3d air. Signed by the pilot Tommy O'Dea. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 27
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra flight, Port Moresby to Melbourne bs 30/10, registered (label) cover franked 1916 1d, 2 1/2d x2 and 1930 3d air. Signed by the pilot Tommy O'Dea. Nice item.

Lot Number: 600

(Ship to Shore) Ile de France, piloted by Domergue, Le Havre to New York, registered (label) cover franked 1920 10F Merson + 2x 1F50, on board hexagonal 'Le Havre to New York/19-8' cancellation, black four line "Transet Aeriene/Catapulte Ile de France/Aout 1929/Pillote Domergue". Only a few were struck with this cachet. Signed by the pilot Domergue.

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Date: 1929, Aug 19
Est. price: £100.00 £85.00
Category: Ship to Shore

Description: Ile de France, piloted by Domergue, Le Havre to New York, registered (label) cover franked 1920 10F Merson + 2x 1F50, on board hexagonal 'Le Havre to New York/19-8' cancellation, black four line "Transet Aeriene/Catapulte Ile de France/Aout 1929/Pillote Domergue". Only a few were struck with this cachet. Signed by the pilot Domergue.

Lot Number: 602

(Ship to Shore) German North Atlantic Catapult Flight, New York to Europe, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Zweiglftpostaftampt/Berlin Zentralflughafen',  circular Berlin 'Berlin C2/8.5.30' arrival cachet verso, plain cover franked US 20c air, canc Varick St/30/4/30, inland origin, red flight cachet, red framed 'Mit Katepultflug' advisory cachet. Signed by the captain Jobst von Strudnitz. A neat hand drawn map, 16x9cm, of route accompanies this item.

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Date: 1930, May 08
Est. price: £60.00 £51.00
Category: Ship to Shore

Description: German North Atlantic Catapult Flight, New York to Europe, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Zweiglftpostaftampt/Berlin Zentralflughafen', circular Berlin 'Berlin C2/8.5.30' arrival cachet verso, plain cover franked US 20c air, canc Varick St/30/4/30, inland origin, red flight cachet, red framed 'Mit Katepultflug' advisory cachet. Signed by the captain Jobst von Strudnitz. A neat hand drawn map, 16x9cm, of route accompanies this item.

Lot Number: 627

(South Africa) Tommy Rose South Africa to Great Britain Record Flight, House of Assembly/Cape Town cover with logo on flap, carried on the return flight with double-ring "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/Wingfield/-3. Mar.1936" cachet, endorsed "Per favour of/Flt Lt. Tommy Rose" on the front, franked Great Britain 1 1/2d. on arrival and cancelled London 9 March 1936. Signed by the pilot on reverse. Also a copy of an original note from LG Wyndham to Stan Wheatcroft enclosed with this cover, and written on Union Parliament South Africa House of Assembly notepaper, and a small B&W picture. 8x6cm of Rose standing by his plane. A scarce item in fine condition, see scans of front and back..




3-9 March 1936 Record flight by Cape Town - London by Tommy Rose, copy of letter and small photo
of aircraft . Circular Cape Town Air Post cachet posted on arrival, endorsed by favour Flt Lt T Rose.

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Date: 1936, Mar 3
Est. price: £500.00 £425.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Tommy Rose South Africa to Great Britain Record Flight, House of Assembly/Cape Town cover with logo on flap, carried on the return flight with double-ring "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/Wingfield/-3. Mar.1936" cachet, endorsed "Per favour of/Flt Lt. Tommy Rose" on the front, franked Great Britain 1 1/2d. on arrival and cancelled London 9 March 1936. Signed by the pilot on reverse. Also a copy of an original note from LG Wyndham to Stan Wheatcroft enclosed with this cover, and written on Union Parliament South Africa House of Assembly notepaper, and a small B&W picture. 8x6cm of Rose standing by his plane. A scarce item in fine condition, see scans of front and back.. 3-9 March 1936 Record flight by Cape Town - London by Tommy Rose, copy of letter and small photo of aircraft . Circular Cape Town Air Post cachet posted on arrival, endorsed by favour Flt Lt T Rose.

Lot Number: 629

(South Africa) Clouston & Kirby Green record flight Cape Town - London, cover franked South Africa 1d canc Cape Town 16 Nov 37 cds, also GB 1 1/2d's on front and verso canc London and Newport  confirming return to GB, and a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "Cape Town - London Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" labels on front and back. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

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Date: 1937, Nov 16
Est. price: £225.00 £191.25
Category: South Africa

Description: Clouston & Kirby Green record flight Cape Town - London, cover franked South Africa 1d canc Cape Town 16 Nov 37 cds, also GB 1 1/2d's on front and verso canc London and Newport confirming return to GB, and a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "Cape Town - London Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" labels on front and back. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

Lot Number: 692

(United States) Pacific Survey Flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and Return by Pan Am, long 6c postal stationery envelope with machine cancellation, on reverse arrival datestamp of April 17, 6c affixed and tied by Honolulu cancellation of April 22 and a further 6c added upon arrival and tied by San Francisco cancellation of April 23, both outward (red) and return (blue) cachets below and signed by the pilot 'Edwin Musick', fine and scarce as only a few carried on the round trip (AAMC 1230).

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Date: 1935, Apr 16
Est. price: £115.00 £97.75
Category: United States

Description: Pacific Survey Flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and Return by Pan Am, long 6c postal stationery envelope with machine cancellation, on reverse arrival datestamp of April 17, 6c affixed and tied by Honolulu cancellation of April 22 and a further 6c added upon arrival and tied by San Francisco cancellation of April 23, both outward (red) and return (blue) cachets below and signed by the pilot 'Edwin Musick', fine and scarce as only a few carried on the round trip (AAMC 1230).

Lot Number: 708

(United States Internal) US Governmental Flight # 162i, San Francisco to New York test flight with night flying between Cheyenne and Chicago, bs New York Aug 23, fine strike violet three line "First Trip/Night Airmail Service/San Francisco to New York"m 2c PSE canc San Francisco/ Aug 21/1923/6am. Signed Capt. Jack Knight.

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Date: 1920, Nov 29
Est. price: £55.00 £46.75
Category: United States Internal

Description: US Governmental Flight # 162i, San Francisco to New York test flight with night flying between Cheyenne and Chicago, bs New York Aug 23, fine strike violet three line "First Trip/Night Airmail Service/San Francisco to New York"m 2c PSE canc San Francisco/ Aug 21/1923/6am. Signed Capt. Jack Knight.