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: 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: 190

(France) Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.

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Date: 1940, Apr 15
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: France

Description: Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.

Lot Number: 192

(French Guinea) WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.

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Date: 1939, Dec 28
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: French Guinea

Description: WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.

Lot Number: 364

(Germany) Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5).  A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jan 8
Est. price: £175.00 £148.75
Category: Germany

Description: Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5). A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.

Lot Number: 608

(Singapore) Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.

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Date: 1941, May 27
Est. price: £185.00 £157.25
Category: Singapore

Description: Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.

Lot Number: 634

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

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Date: 1945, Apr 21
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: South Africa

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