Lot Number: 56

(Collection) World War II, Operation Manna, a five page exhibit to commemorate the 40th anniversary (1/4/45) of a humanitarian food drop carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Holland, undertaken by Allied bomber crews during the final days of World War II in Europe comprising three black and white photo cards showing Lancaster aircraft of bomber Command over Holland during the operation, and four commemorative picture postcards (two signed). Image.

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Est. price: £40.00
Category: Collection

Description: World War II, Operation Manna, a five page exhibit to commemorate the 40th anniversary (1/4/45) of a humanitarian food drop carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Holland, undertaken by Allied bomber crews during the final days of World War II in Europe comprising three black and white photo cards showing Lancaster aircraft of bomber Command over Holland during the operation, and four commemorative picture postcards (two signed). Image.
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Lot Number: 48

(Collection) 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 fne strike unusual violet framed 'No 1898' alongside crown military censor mark. Image.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collection

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 fne strike unusual violet framed 'No 1898' alongside crown military censor mark. Image.
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Lot Number: 52

(Collection) United States, 14 pioneer/early airmail flights, 1918-1934 including first US Government Flights 1918 May 27 New York-Philadelphia franked C3  May 27; 1924 July 3, Transcontinental Airmail Route New York-San Francisco Frank C6; 1925 July 1 First Overnight Flight Chicago-New York franked 10c inc C4  Jul 2; 1925 Sep 5 intended first flight New Orleans Pilottown-Honduras  September 5, cachet; 1926 four flights for inaugural airmail Contract Services ex Pueblo  May 31, Moline  May 12, San Francisco  September 15th, and Cheyenne  May 31; 1934 three Army Emergency Service flights, Mar 23-Apr 5, all pilot signed. Also three covers flown at the 2c rate, 1922 Aug 4 and Oct 5 canc 'International Aero Congress Oct', and1924 May 3 Chicago-Cleveland  AMF May 3 and US/Via/Air Mail winged cachet. All fine with flight cachets where appropriate. Images.

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Est. price: £150.00
Category: Collection

Description: United States, 14 pioneer/early airmail flights, 1918-1934 including first US Government Flights 1918 May 27 New York-Philadelphia franked C3 May 27; 1924 July 3, Transcontinental Airmail Route New York-San Francisco Frank C6; 1925 July 1 First Overnight Flight Chicago-New York franked 10c inc C4 Jul 2; 1925 Sep 5 intended first flight New Orleans Pilottown-Honduras September 5, cachet; 1926 four flights for inaugural airmail Contract Services ex Pueblo May 31, Moline May 12, San Francisco September 15th, and Cheyenne May 31; 1934 three Army Emergency Service flights, Mar 23-Apr 5, all pilot signed. Also three covers flown at the 2c rate, 1922 Aug 4 and Oct 5 canc 'International Aero Congress Oct', and1924 May 3 Chicago-Cleveland AMF May 3 and US/Via/Air Mail winged cachet. All fine with flight cachets where appropriate. Images.
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Lot Number: 53

(Collection) United States, 15 pioneer/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: £125.00
Category: Collection

Description: United States, 15 pioneer/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: 59

(Collection) Zeppelins and airships, nine covers, 1925-1938, including Airship USS "Los Angeles", Lakehurst-Hamilton  canc red "New York  Airmail Service" cds, 1929 August 26 LZ 127, Round the World flight, Los Angeles-Lakehurst,  large circular violet flight confirmation cachet, 1930, May 16 Zeppelin 1st SAF, Seville-Pernambuco  fine strike red flight confirmation cachet, 1932 May 3 Brazilian dispatch return 4th SAF, Fried 10/5 arrival ds on front black flight cachet also green "Via Condor Zeppelin hs plain card, 1933 Oct 18 Zep Chicago flight Brazil-Europe, plain cover  dark blue/white 'Zeppelin' etiquette Brazil flight cachet, 1933 Sep 9 Rio de Janeiro-Friedrichshafen arrival ds, attractive red/white/black registered (label) souvenir card green triangular Zeppelin flight cachet.1934 May 5 USS Macon (ZR5), green/red "Opa Locka FL", canc Op Locka cds, signed by PM. Nice starter lot, all fine. Image.

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Est. price: £150.00
Category: Collection

Description: Zeppelins and airships, nine covers, 1925-1938, including Airship USS "Los Angeles", Lakehurst-Hamilton canc red "New York Airmail Service" cds, 1929 August 26 LZ 127, Round the World flight, Los Angeles-Lakehurst, large circular violet flight confirmation cachet, 1930, May 16 Zeppelin 1st SAF, Seville-Pernambuco fine strike red flight confirmation cachet, 1932 May 3 Brazilian dispatch return 4th SAF, Fried 10/5 arrival ds on front black flight cachet also green "Via Condor Zeppelin hs plain card, 1933 Oct 18 Zep Chicago flight Brazil-Europe, plain cover dark blue/white 'Zeppelin' etiquette Brazil flight cachet, 1933 Sep 9 Rio de Janeiro-Friedrichshafen arrival ds, attractive red/white/black registered (label) souvenir card green triangular Zeppelin flight cachet.1934 May 5 USS Macon (ZR5), green/red "Opa Locka FL", canc Op Locka cds, signed by PM. Nice starter lot, all fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 55

(Collection) World assortment of 20 early flown covers from 1927 inc 16 first flights, noted 1927 25/10 Habana-Key West, 1928 8/5 Doolittle Santiago-Buenos Aires, 24/2 Santiago de Cuba- Havana, 13/4 Yukon AW Carcross-Atlin, 1930 7/3 NYRBA Port au Prince- St Johns, 15/5 London-Berlin night flight, 1934 31/12 pilot signed Hokitika-Okuru, 1939 23/5 Netherland and Switzerland acceptances for first North Atlantic service to USA. Also other interesting from Congo to GB via Imperial AW, Ethiopia censored and 31/3 F/F Reunion-Madagascar, GB FDI 1948 29/7 Olympic set on registered cove to Peru bs. Full of interest. Images.

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Est. price: £80.00
Category: Collection

Description: World assortment of 20 early flown covers from 1927 inc 16 first flights, noted 1927 25/10 Habana-Key West, 1928 8/5 Doolittle Santiago-Buenos Aires, 24/2 Santiago de Cuba- Havana, 13/4 Yukon AW Carcross-Atlin, 1930 7/3 NYRBA Port au Prince- St Johns, 15/5 London-Berlin night flight, 1934 31/12 pilot signed Hokitika-Okuru, 1939 23/5 Netherland and Switzerland acceptances for first North Atlantic service to USA. Also other interesting from Congo to GB via Imperial AW, Ethiopia censored and 31/3 F/F Reunion-Madagascar, GB FDI 1948 29/7 Olympic set on registered cove to Peru bs. Full of interest. Images.
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Lot Number: 510

(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: 509

(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: 488

(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: £385.00
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: 492

(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: £225.00
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: 462

(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: £325.00
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: 393

(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: £40.00
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: 370

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

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Date: 1936, Mar 16
Est. price: £15.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Union Airways, F/F Palmerston North to Dunedin, bs 16/3, cover with Union Airways logo on the flap, franked 2x 1d air, signed by both pilots..
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Lot Number: 367

(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: £20.00
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

(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: £85.00
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: 316

(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: 317

(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: 319

(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: £50.00
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: 251

(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: 263

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool 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: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool 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: 254

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing purple 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 purple 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: 253

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red 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 green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red 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: 252

(GB Internal) A truly rare cover. One in a bundle of c25 covers carried on 23/5/1934 from Nottingham to London on the first and only flight of London Scottish and Provincial Airways, franked 4d and tied by a Nottingham machine cancel with a blue By Air Mail label applied. It was carried as special mail at the request of the PO and was dispatched from the PO Exhibition, then being held in Nottingham. Among the letters carried was one from the Lord Mayor of Nottingham to the Lord Mayor of London, and another to the then PMG. The mail was conveyed by road toTollerton Aerodrome, by air to Radlett, Herts, then by road to London. On the back of the cover is a 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", and is signed by the Nottingham Head Postmaster. According to Redgrove, p39, this was the only mail ever flown by this airline, and covers from this flight are rare. There is a little staining on the front which hardly detracts, see image.

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Date: 1934, May 23
Est. price: £350.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: A truly rare cover. One in a bundle of c25 covers carried on 23/5/1934 from Nottingham to London on the first and only flight of London Scottish and Provincial Airways, franked 4d and tied by a Nottingham machine cancel with a blue By Air Mail label applied. It was carried as special mail at the request of the PO and was dispatched from the PO Exhibition, then being held in Nottingham. Among the letters carried was one from the Lord Mayor of Nottingham to the Lord Mayor of London, and another to the then PMG. The mail was conveyed by road toTollerton Aerodrome, by air to Radlett, Herts, then by road to London. On the back of the cover is a 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", and is signed by the Nottingham Head Postmaster. According to Redgrove, p39, this was the only mail ever flown by this airline, and covers from this flight are rare. There is a little staining on the front which hardly detracts, see image.
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Lot Number: 185

(GB External) British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wallingford to Cologne, PSC addressed to an army sergeant based with BAOR at APO 40 based in Cologne, 1d PSC with additional 1 1/2d, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, also bearing ms note  "Southern Forward Manoevres 1927/ **** ** cut from PO on/day of abandonmnet of ?manoevres" and signed by Smye 22.9.27. Interesting.

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Date: 1927, Sep 17
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wallingford to Cologne, PSC addressed to an army sergeant based with BAOR at APO 40 based in Cologne, 1d PSC with additional 1 1/2d, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, also bearing ms note "Southern Forward Manoevres 1927/ **** ** cut from PO on/day of abandonmnet of ?manoevres" and signed by Smye 22.9.27. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 209

(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: £45.00
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: 208

(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 and Hewitt. Covers with Hewitt's signature as well are uncommon..

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Date: 1934, Oct 19
Est. price: £85.00
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 and Hewitt. Covers with Hewitt's signature as well are uncommon..
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Lot Number: 212

(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: £375.00
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: 210

(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: 155

(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: 135

(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: £150.00
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: 112

(Belgium) Phalene Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville, 6/11, and return, 12/11, to Awant-Dinant, commemorative 'Phalene' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green two line 'Phalene' cachet, and scarcer red toothed oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot Pierre Bradfer. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, Oct 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Phalene Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville, 6/11, and return, 12/11, to Awant-Dinant, commemorative 'Phalene' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green two line 'Phalene' cachet, and scarcer red toothed oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot Pierre Bradfer. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 73

(Australia) Aero Club of New South Wales, Mascot Aerial Derby, blue souvenir card canc Mascot cds and signed by the winning pilot GM Reid, and the Society Secretary Ernest Crome.

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Date: 1933, Sep 30
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Aero Club of New South Wales, Mascot Aerial Derby, blue souvenir card canc Mascot cds and signed by the winning pilot GM Reid, and the Society Secretary Ernest Crome.
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Lot Number: 90

(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: 88

(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: 82

(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: 91

(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: 406

(Singapore) Imperial Airways/Qantas, signed 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, signed 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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