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(Brazil) Aeropostale, internal airmail cover postmarked Pernambuco-Recife February 14, 1928 to Sao Paulo with arrival b/s February 17. Large oval Recife postmark (reproduced in Kriebel p.9). Franking is 4300 reis. A little edge wear.

Brazil, 1928, Feb 14
Aeropostale, internal airmail cover postmarked Pernambuco-Recife February 14, 1928 to Sao Paulo with arrival b/s February 17. Large oval Recife postmark (reproduced in Kriebel p.9). Franking is 4300 reis. A little edge wear.

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Brazil, 1928, Aug 15
Aeropostale, internal airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre August 15, 1928 to Rio de Janeiro with arrival b/s August 17. Two purple cachets: “Par Avion” and boxed “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” on front and back of cover. Franking of 350 reis with many stamps.

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Brazil, 1928, Sep 1
Aeropostale, cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro September 1, 1928 to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s September 4th. The large round Aeropostale Rio de Janeiro postmark on back is from September 2nd. Two blue cachets: “Par Avion” and boxed “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” on front. Copocabana Hotel cover franked 2600 reis.

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(Brazil) Aeropostale, internal airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre January 9, 1929 to Rio de Janeiro with arrival b/s of January 10th. Two purple cachets: boxed “Via Aerea” and boxed “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” on front and back of cover. On back, rare large (37 x 83 mm) “Correio Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” with red, white and blue squares all around. Franking of 850 reis.

Brazil, 1929, Jan 9
Aeropostale, internal airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre January 9, 1929 to Rio de Janeiro with arrival b/s of January 10th. Two purple cachets: boxed “Via Aerea” and boxed “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” on front and back of cover. On back, rare large (37 x 83 mm) “Correio Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” with red, white and blue squares all around. Franking of 850 reis.

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(Brazil) Aeropostale, internal airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre March 6, 1929 to Rio de Janeiro with arrival b/s March 7th. Two purple cachets: boxed “Via Aerea” and boxed “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” on front of cover. On back, rare large (37 x 83 mm) “Correio Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” with red, white and blue squares all around. On back, advertisement for a liquor company. Franking of 2300 reis.

Brazil, 1929, Mar 6
Aeropostale, internal airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre March 6, 1929 to Rio de Janeiro with arrival b/s March 7th. Two purple cachets: boxed “Via Aerea” and boxed “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” on front of cover. On back, rare large (37 x 83 mm) “Correio Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” with red, white and blue squares all around. On back, advertisement for a liquor company. Franking of 2300 reis.

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(Brazil) Internal airmail, Aeropostale pre-printed cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro March 8, 1929 to Pelotas with arrival b/s of March 9th. Boxed blue cachet “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” (larger than the earlier cachets of this type). On back large circular Aeropostale Rio de Janeiro postmark. Franking of 350 reis.

Brazil, 1929, Mar 8
Internal airmail, Aeropostale pre-printed cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro March 8, 1929 to Pelotas with arrival b/s of March 9th. Boxed blue cachet “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” (larger than the earlier cachets of this type). On back large circular Aeropostale Rio de Janeiro postmark. Franking of 350 reis.

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Brazil, 1929, Apr 27
Cover postmarked Porto Alegre April 27, 1929 (and Aeropostale April 28) to Santiago (Chile) with arrival b/s May 2nd. Two purple cachets: boxed “Via Aerea” and boxed “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” on front of cover. This cover probably went from Porto Alegre to Buenos Aires by air and from Buenos Aires to Mendoza also by air. It was then put on the trans-Andes train to Santiago. The full air service across the Andes only began later in June and July. Franking of 3300 reis. Rare early Brazil-Chile cover. Light crease.

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Brazil, 1929, Jun 22
Internal airmail, Aeropostale, commercial cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro June 22, 1929 to Porto Alegre with arrival b/s June 24. Purple boxed “Correo Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” on front of cover. Franking of 350 reis.

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(Brazil) INTERNAL AIRMAIL- SAO PAULO- PILAR- 1929- AEROPOSTALE, pre-printed Aeropostale cover from Sao Paulo postmarked September 14, 1929 to Pilar (Brazil) with arrival b/s of September 18 and transit Maceio b/s of September 18. Slightly reduced on one side.

Brazil, 1929, Sep 18
INTERNAL AIRMAIL- SAO PAULO- PILAR- 1929- AEROPOSTALE, pre-printed Aeropostale cover from Sao Paulo postmarked September 14, 1929 to Pilar (Brazil) with arrival b/s of September 18 and transit Maceio b/s of September 18. Slightly reduced on one side.

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(Brazil) Brazil-Switzerland, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) September 21, 1929 to Vevey (Switzerland) with transit postmark Geneva September 30th. Small crease not affecting stamps.

Brazil, 1929, Sep 21
Brazil-Switzerland, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) September 21, 1929 to Vevey (Switzerland) with transit postmark Geneva September 30th. Small crease not affecting stamps.

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(Brazil) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover, Porto Alegre to Hamburg, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2500R airs & 500R ordinary canc Porto Alegre Corr Aereo/R.G.Sul cds, typed 'Via Aerea', 'Aero Postale/P. Alegre'/18 Nov 1929' cds verso, fine strike black stepped framed "Via Aerea/Linhas C.G.A." cachet. For illustrations of cachets see Kriebel p12,13.

Brazil, 1929, Nov 18
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover, Porto Alegre to Hamburg, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2500R airs & 500R ordinary canc Porto Alegre Corr Aereo/R.G.Sul cds, typed 'Via Aerea', 'Aero Postale/P. Alegre'/18 Nov 1929' cds verso, fine strike black stepped framed "Via Aerea/Linhas C.G.A." cachet. For illustrations of cachets see Kriebel p12,13.

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(Brazil) Aeropostale, Brazil to Argentina, cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro November 23, 1929 to Rosario de Santa Fe (Argentina) with transit Buenos Aires b/s November 25 and fine strike Rosario arrival b/s  November 26. Ironed vertical crease, Very high franking of 6500 reis.

Brazil, 1929, Nov 23
Aeropostale, Brazil to Argentina, cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro November 23, 1929 to Rosario de Santa Fe (Argentina) with transit Buenos Aires b/s November 25 and fine strike Rosario arrival b/s November 26. Ironed vertical crease, Very high franking of 6500 reis.

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(Brazil) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover, Porto Alegre to Hamburg, no arrival ds, red/blue/pale grey 'Aeropostale' airmail cover franked 2500R airs & 500R ordinary canc Porto Alegre/Corr Aereo cds, fine strike black stepped framed "Via Aerea/Linhas C.G.A." cachet. For illustrations of cachets see Kriebel p12,13.

Brazil, 1929, Nov 29
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover, Porto Alegre to Hamburg, no arrival ds, red/blue/pale grey 'Aeropostale' airmail cover franked 2500R airs & 500R ordinary canc Porto Alegre/Corr Aereo cds, fine strike black stepped framed "Via Aerea/Linhas C.G.A." cachet. For illustrations of cachets see Kriebel p12,13.

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(Brazil) Aeropostale company cover carried on internal flight Rio-Florianopolis, bs 15/2, franked 800r, canc violet oval double ring Correo Aereo/Rio de Janeiro aero plane postmark. On 14/2/30 Aeropostale established subsidiary Companhia Aeronautica Basilera (CAB) for internal flights. Non invasive 3mm trim left hand edge.

Brazil, 1930, Feb 15
Aeropostale company cover carried on internal flight Rio-Florianopolis, bs 15/2, franked 800r, canc violet oval double ring Correo Aereo/Rio de Janeiro aero plane postmark. On 14/2/30 Aeropostale established subsidiary Companhia Aeronautica Basilera (CAB) for internal flights. Non invasive 3mm trim left hand edge.

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(Brazil) NYRBA single crash and outlaw cover, carried on the first regular service, Rio to Miami, no arrival ds, NYRBA commercial envelope, 23x12cm, buff  with 'Via NYRBA  Correspondencia  Via NYRBA'  printed within green stripes and with company details in top lh corner in Portuguese, franked 300r + 3000r air specially minted to commemorate NYRBA's F/F Brazil-US, canc AAMC 'Rio' type 1 dated cachet, red boxed "Via Nybra/Correspondencia Aerea" cachet, and red st. line "Primeira Mala Aerea Brasileira-Americana", and "First Brazilian-USA Air Mail" cachets. Not only are covers from this route rare, see AAMC p2075, but this item is of special interest for other reasons as well  - it is a crash cover. It was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second on landing at Santos where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre had to be unloaded and, together with mail from Santos, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Ri

Brazil, 1930, Feb 19
NYRBA single crash and outlaw cover, carried on the first regular service, Rio to Miami, no arrival ds, NYRBA commercial envelope, 23x12cm, buff with 'Via NYRBA Correspondencia Via NYRBA' printed within green stripes and with company details in top lh corner in Portuguese, franked 300r + 3000r air specially minted to commemorate NYRBA's F/F Brazil-US, canc AAMC 'Rio' type 1 dated cachet, red boxed "Via Nybra/Correspondencia Aerea" cachet, and red st. line "Primeira Mala Aerea Brasileira-Americana", and "First Brazilian-USA Air Mail" cachets. Not only are covers from this route rare, see AAMC p2075, but this item is of special interest for other reasons as well - it is a crash cover. It was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second on landing at Santos where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre had to be unloaded and, together with mail from Santos, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Ri

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(Brazil) NYRBA single crash cover, carried on the first regular service, Sao Paulo to Miami and on to New York. Scarce red/cream Water Oil Co printed cover with inset of bronze plaque awarded to the company in recognition of their fuelling of the Graf Zeppelin on its 1929 Round the World tour, franked 3000R, black framed "Via NYRBA" front and verso and straight line "First Brazilian U.S.Airmail" cachets. This cover was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second at Santos, where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre was unloaded and, together with mail from Santos and Sao Paulo, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia, chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. See 'NYRBA's Triple Crash and Outlaw Flight Covers and Its Postal Marking', Grigore J.Jnr. Scarce item.

Brazil, 1930, Feb 19
NYRBA single crash cover, carried on the first regular service, Sao Paulo to Miami and on to New York. Scarce red/cream Water Oil Co printed cover with inset of bronze plaque awarded to the company in recognition of their fuelling of the Graf Zeppelin on its 1929 Round the World tour, franked 3000R, black framed "Via NYRBA" front and verso and straight line "First Brazilian U.S.Airmail" cachets. This cover was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second at Santos, where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre was unloaded and, together with mail from Santos and Sao Paulo, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia, chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. See 'NYRBA's Triple Crash and Outlaw Flight Covers and Its Postal Marking', Grigore J.Jnr. Scarce item.

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(Brazil) NYRBA single crash cover, carried on the first regular service, Sao Paulo to Miami and on to New York. Scarce red/cream Water Oil Co printed cover with inset of bronze plaque awarded to the company in recognition of their fuelling of the Graf Zeppelin on its 1929 Round the World tour, franked 3000R, black framed "Via NYRBA" front and verso and straight line "First Brazilian U.S.Airmail" cachets. This cover was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second at Santos, where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre was unloaded and, together with mail from Santos and Sao Paulo, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia, chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. See 'NYRBA's Triple Crash and Outlaw Flight Covers and Its Postal Marking', Grigore J.Jnr. Scarce item.

Brazil, 1930, Feb 19
NYRBA single crash cover, carried on the first regular service, Sao Paulo to Miami and on to New York. Scarce red/cream Water Oil Co printed cover with inset of bronze plaque awarded to the company in recognition of their fuelling of the Graf Zeppelin on its 1929 Round the World tour, franked 3000R, black framed "Via NYRBA" front and verso and straight line "First Brazilian U.S.Airmail" cachets. This cover was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second at Santos, where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre was unloaded and, together with mail from Santos and Sao Paulo, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia, chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. See 'NYRBA's Triple Crash and Outlaw Flight Covers and Its Postal Marking', Grigore J.Jnr. Scarce item.

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(Brazil) NYRBA single crash cover, carried on the first regular service, Sao Paulo to Miami and on to New York. Rex Hotel S. Paul corner cover, franked 3300R, red framed "Via NYRBA" and framed straight line "First Brazilian U.S.Airmail" cachets. This cover was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second at Santos, where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre was unloaded and, together with mail from Santos and Sao Paulo, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia, chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. See 'NYRBA's Triple Crash and Outlaw Flight Covers and Its Postal Marking', Grigore J.Jnr. Scarce item.

Brazil, 1930, Feb 19
NYRBA single crash cover, carried on the first regular service, Sao Paulo to Miami and on to New York. Rex Hotel S. Paul corner cover, franked 3300R, red framed "Via NYRBA" and framed straight line "First Brazilian U.S.Airmail" cachets. This cover was involved in the third crash of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second at Santos, where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre was unloaded and, together with mail from Santos and Sao Paulo, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia, chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. See 'NYRBA's Triple Crash and Outlaw Flight Covers and Its Postal Marking', Grigore J.Jnr. Scarce item.

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(Brazil) NYRBA outlaw cover, carried on the first regular service, Pernambuco to Miami, no b/s, commercial envelope, 27x13cm, buff with printed "By First Air Mail Pernambuco to States" cachet and "Remington Rand, New York", franked 5000R and 2000Rx2 opt airs + 500R and 200Rx2 (one has small corner damage), canc Pernambuco-Recife/Correo Aereo cds, black boxed "Via Nybra/Correspondencia Aerea" cachet and purple st. line "Par Avion" cachets, also a "Wallace Ingham -Recife/20 Fev 30" cds. Not only are covers from this route very rare, see AAMC p2075, but this item is of special interest for other reasons as well. There is only one other similar cover known to Grigore and this is illustrated on p74 of his book.  It is also an 'outlaw' cover because NYRBA had no FAM contract with the USPO guaranteeing that their mail would receive continuing air mail service once it had cleard th first US port of entry. So it was confiscated by the USPO on arrival at Miami, no backstamps were applied, and it was forwarded to its final desti

Brazil, 1930, Feb 20
NYRBA outlaw cover, carried on the first regular service, Pernambuco to Miami, no b/s, commercial envelope, 27x13cm, buff with printed "By First Air Mail Pernambuco to States" cachet and "Remington Rand, New York", franked 5000R and 2000Rx2 opt airs + 500R and 200Rx2 (one has small corner damage), canc Pernambuco-Recife/Correo Aereo cds, black boxed "Via Nybra/Correspondencia Aerea" cachet and purple st. line "Par Avion" cachets, also a "Wallace Ingham -Recife/20 Fev 30" cds. Not only are covers from this route very rare, see AAMC p2075, but this item is of special interest for other reasons as well. There is only one other similar cover known to Grigore and this is illustrated on p74 of his book. It is also an 'outlaw' cover because NYRBA had no FAM contract with the USPO guaranteeing that their mail would receive continuing air mail service once it had cleard th first US port of entry. So it was confiscated by the USPO on arrival at Miami, no backstamps were applied, and it was forwarded to its final desti

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(Brazil) Brazil-Germany, registered cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) March 8, 1930 with arrival b/s Berlin March 17th.  Even though the cover has two boxed cachets “Via Aerea Luftpost”, it travelled by Aeropostale as witnessed by the Aeropostale Rio de Janeiro postmark. Franking includes the scarce high value Santos Dumont airmail stamps Scott C24. Name of addressee crossed out with felt pen.

Brazil, 1930, Mar 8
Brazil-Germany, registered cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) March 8, 1930 with arrival b/s Berlin March 17th. Even though the cover has two boxed cachets “Via Aerea Luftpost”, it travelled by Aeropostale as witnessed by the Aeropostale Rio de Janeiro postmark. Franking includes the scarce high value Santos Dumont airmail stamps Scott C24. Name of addressee crossed out with felt pen.

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(Brazil) Brazil-France-Germany, cover postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) April 5, 1930 with transit b/s Toulouse (France) April 13 and no arrival b/s at Hannover. Has the scarce double boxed hand stamp “Via Aerea C.G.A.”.

Brazil, 1930, Apr 5
Brazil-France-Germany, cover postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) April 5, 1930 with transit b/s Toulouse (France) April 13 and no arrival b/s at Hannover. Has the scarce double boxed hand stamp “Via Aerea C.G.A.”.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil-France, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro May 31, 1930 addressed to Fontainebleau (France) with arrival b/s June 10th. Roughly opened verso.

Brazil, 1930, May 31
Brazil-France, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro May 31, 1930 addressed to Fontainebleau (France) with arrival b/s June 10th. Roughly opened verso.

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(Brazil) Brazil-Switzerland, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Bahia (Brazil) June 1st, 1930 addressed to Beinwil (Switzerland) with arrival b/s June 10th. The mail from Bahia, a stop-over en route to Natal, was always picked up one day after the AMFRA flight left Buenos Aires (in this case May 31st). Light creasing not affecting stamps.

Brazil, 1930, Jun 1
Brazil-Switzerland, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Bahia (Brazil) June 1st, 1930 addressed to Beinwil (Switzerland) with arrival b/s June 10th. The mail from Bahia, a stop-over en route to Natal, was always picked up one day after the AMFRA flight left Buenos Aires (in this case May 31st). Light creasing not affecting stamps.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Early Compagnie Generale Aeropostale aviso service(1/3/28-31/12/35) using fast ex navy destroyers (9 day transit France-S. America, of which 5 days were at sea), Rio de Janero to Paris, no arrival ds, red/blue/pale grey Compagnie Gיnיrale Aיropostale special envelope franked Sc. 254, C20 and C22, canc nice strike large black oval double ring ds with outline of monoplane (used by Aeropostale on their Buenos Aires-Natal-Dakar service, illustrated Kriebel pp11,12,13). Flown Buenos Aires-Natal by Aeropostale Aeroposta Argentina S.A, then carried  by fast aviso from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale (this service started in 1925). Ironed vertical crease.

Brazil, 1930, Jul 12
Early Compagnie Generale Aeropostale aviso service(1/3/28-31/12/35) using fast ex navy destroyers (9 day transit France-S. America, of which 5 days were at sea), Rio de Janero to Paris, no arrival ds, red/blue/pale grey Compagnie Gיnיrale Aיropostale special envelope franked Sc. 254, C20 and C22, canc nice strike large black oval double ring ds with outline of monoplane (used by Aeropostale on their Buenos Aires-Natal-Dakar service, illustrated Kriebel pp11,12,13). Flown Buenos Aires-Natal by Aeropostale Aeroposta Argentina S.A, then carried by fast aviso from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale (this service started in 1925). Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Early Compagnie Generale Aeropostale Aviso service(1/3/28-31/12/35) using fast ex navy destroyers (9 day transit France-S. America, of which 5 days were at sea), Pernambuco to Hamburg, via Recife 12/7, colour PPC of Pernambuco Congresso franked Sc. 250, C20 (verso), and C21 (2), canc Pernambuco cds, large violet 'Par Avion' hs, partial strike violet framed 'Correo Aereo/Linhas C.G.A.' back stamp, illustrated Kriebel p12. Flown Buenos Aires-Natal by Aeropostale Aeropostal Argentina S.A, then carried  by fast Aviso from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale (this service started in 1925).

Brazil, 1930, Jul 12
Early Compagnie Generale Aeropostale Aviso service(1/3/28-31/12/35) using fast ex navy destroyers (9 day transit France-S. America, of which 5 days were at sea), Pernambuco to Hamburg, via Recife 12/7, colour PPC of Pernambuco Congresso franked Sc. 250, C20 (verso), and C21 (2), canc Pernambuco cds, large violet 'Par Avion' hs, partial strike violet framed 'Correo Aereo/Linhas C.G.A.' back stamp, illustrated Kriebel p12. Flown Buenos Aires-Natal by Aeropostale Aeropostal Argentina S.A, then carried by fast Aviso from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale (this service started in 1925).

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover from Sxao Paulo to Chamby, Switzerland 31/7, via Geneva, fine 'Geneve/30 VII 30/Poste Aerienne Suisse' transit ds on front, red/blue/grey CGA company  cover franked 3000R.

Brazil, 1930, Jul 19
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover from Sxao Paulo to Chamby, Switzerland 31/7, via Geneva, fine 'Geneve/30 VII 30/Poste Aerienne Suisse' transit ds on front, red/blue/grey CGA company cover franked 3000R.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Lloyd Aereo Boliviano/Syndicato Condor, Rio de Janeiro to La Paz, 2/9 arrival ds's front and verso, first return flight of the new international airmail service linking Bolivia with the rest of the world via Rio de Janeiro, plain cover franked 18000R airmail and 300R ordinary, canc Syndicato Condor/Servicio Aereo/28 Ago 30/Rio de Janeiro" cds, special black circular Brazil-Bolivia flight cachet, special black/red/yellow/green LAB etiquette issued for this flight and rated a great rarity by Mair. While LAB was dev eloping its routes within Bolivia, Syndicato Condor was doing the same in Brazil. The two routes met up on 30/7/1930, thus completing a service from the West Coast to Europe. An attractive cover, see scan.

Brazil, 1930, Aug 28
Lloyd Aereo Boliviano/Syndicato Condor, Rio de Janeiro to La Paz, 2/9 arrival ds's front and verso, first return flight of the new international airmail service linking Bolivia with the rest of the world via Rio de Janeiro, plain cover franked 18000R airmail and 300R ordinary, canc Syndicato Condor/Servicio Aereo/28 Ago 30/Rio de Janeiro" cds, special black circular Brazil-Bolivia flight cachet, special black/red/yellow/green LAB etiquette issued for this flight and rated a great rarity by Mair. While LAB was dev eloping its routes within Bolivia, Syndicato Condor was doing the same in Brazil. The two routes met up on 30/7/1930, thus completing a service from the West Coast to Europe. An attractive cover, see scan.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Joint Condor-LAB F/F, Rio de Janeiro to La Paz, fr 2000R am + 300R NPR, black double circle flight cachet, arrival ds's front and verso, attractive 1927 "Coreo Aereo/Condor" yellow cross etiquette, Condor/Lloyd Aereo Boliviano

Brazil, 1930, Aug 29
Joint Condor-LAB F/F, Rio de Janeiro to La Paz, fr 2000R am + 300R NPR, black double circle flight cachet, arrival ds's front and verso, attractive 1927 "Coreo Aereo/Condor" yellow cross etiquette, Condor/Lloyd Aereo Boliviano

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(Brazil) Brazil-Hungary, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) September 20, 1930 addressed to Budapest (Hungary) with arrival b/s October 1st. Rare destination for an Aeropostale cover from South America.

Brazil, 1930, Sep 20
Brazil-Hungary, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) September 20, 1930 addressed to Budapest (Hungary) with arrival b/s October 1st. Rare destination for an Aeropostale cover from South America.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil-France, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) January 10, 1931 addressed to Sטvres (France) with arrival b/s January 20th.

Brazil, 1931, Jan 10
Brazil-France, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) January 10, 1931 addressed to Sטvres (France) with arrival b/s January 20th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Aeropostale, Internal Brazilian airmail, pre-printed special cover postmarked Recife January 30, 1931 to Sao Paulo with arrival b/s February 1, blue boxed “Par Avion Via Aeropostale” cachet. Side opening. Franking of 1800 reis. Small closed tear bottom lh corner.

Brazil, 1931, Jan 30
Aeropostale, Internal Brazilian airmail, pre-printed special cover postmarked Recife January 30, 1931 to Sao Paulo with arrival b/s February 1, blue boxed “Par Avion Via Aeropostale” cachet. Side opening. Franking of 1800 reis. Small closed tear bottom lh corner.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Internal airmail, Aeropostale, commercial cover postmarked Rio November 6, 1931 (with Rio Avion of November 7) to Pelotas with arrival b/s of November 9. Box blue “Via Aeropostale” cachet. Franking of 2500 reis.

Brazil, 1931, Jan 30
Internal airmail, Aeropostale, commercial cover postmarked Rio November 6, 1931 (with Rio Avion of November 7) to Pelotas with arrival b/s of November 9. Box blue “Via Aeropostale” cachet. Franking of 2500 reis.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil-France, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro February 14, 1931 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s February 23rd.

Brazil, 1931, Feb 14
Brazil-France, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro February 14, 1931 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s February 23rd.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VARIG, F/F Pelotas to Santa Cruz, bs 23/2, attractive red/pale green souvenir cover franked 200R postage + 350R airmail, canc Pelotas cds.

Brazil, 1931, Feb 21
VARIG, F/F Pelotas to Santa Cruz, bs 23/2, attractive red/pale green souvenir cover franked 200R postage + 350R airmail, canc Pelotas cds.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) addressed to Berlin (Germany) with arrival b/s June 3rd.

Brazil, 1931, Mar 25
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) addressed to Berlin (Germany) with arrival b/s June 3rd.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1931, Mar 27
VARIG, (Uruguay) -Porto Alegre-Denmark, no arrival ds, registered red/blue/light grey Aeropostale cover franked 3700R including registration fee (11 stamps), canc Porto Alegre cds, sent from the ms 'Singer Sewing Machine Company, Montevideo', also fine strike purple two line "Singer Sewing Machine Company/Andradas/Porto Alegre" hs verso. Nice early commercial item.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil-France, commercial cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro April 4, 1931 addressed to Grasse (France) with arrival b/s April 13th. Rectangular boxed purple cachet “Via Aeropostale”.

Brazil, 1931, Apr 4
Brazil-France, commercial cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro April 4, 1931 addressed to Grasse (France) with arrival b/s April 13th. Rectangular boxed purple cachet “Via Aeropostale”.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil-France, commercial cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro May 2, 1931 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s May 11th. “Par avion” purple cachet.

Brazil, 1931, May 2
Brazil-France, commercial cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro May 2, 1931 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s May 11th. “Par avion” purple cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Bahia (Brazil) May 17, 1931 addressed to Bern (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with Geneva b/s May 25th. The mail from Bahia, a stop-over en route to Natal, was always picked up one day after the AMFRA flight left Buenos Aires (in this case May 16th).

Brazil, 1931, May 17
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Bahia (Brazil) May 17, 1931 addressed to Bern (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with Geneva b/s May 25th. The mail from Bahia, a stop-over en route to Natal, was always picked up one day after the AMFRA flight left Buenos Aires (in this case May 16th).

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale/Aeroposta Argentina envelope postmarked Buenos Aires June 5, 1931 addressed to Renaix (Belgium) with no arrival b/s but with a Paris transit b/s June 15th.

Brazil, 1931, Jun 5
Pre-printed Aeropostale/Aeroposta Argentina envelope postmarked Buenos Aires June 5, 1931 addressed to Renaix (Belgium) with no arrival b/s but with a Paris transit b/s June 15th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro July 11, 1931 addressed to Limours (France) with arrival b/s July 21 and transit b/s Paris July 20th.

Brazil, 1931, Jul 11
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro July 11, 1931 addressed to Limours (France) with arrival b/s July 21 and transit b/s Paris July 20th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VARIG, internal Express airmail, Pelotas to Porto Alegre, bs 23/7, red/buff 'Correspondencia Aerea' cover franked 2300R to include Express fee, canc Pelotas cds, "Expressa No.." hs, also "M.P." (by hand) hs. Nice early commercial item.

Brazil, 1931, Jul 23
VARIG, internal Express airmail, Pelotas to Porto Alegre, bs 23/7, red/buff 'Correspondencia Aerea' cover franked 2300R to include Express fee, canc Pelotas cds, "Expressa No.." hs, also "M.P." (by hand) hs. Nice early commercial item.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1931, Jul 23
VARIG, internal Express airmail, Pelotas to Porto Alegre, bs 23/7, grey/green 'Via Condor' cover franked 300R postage + 350 airmail, canc Pelotas cds,

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1931, Aug 8
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro August 8, 1931 addressed to Athens (Greece) with arrival b/s August 20th (faint). Very rare destination for Aeropostale mail.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair/Pan Am, Sao Paulo to Jamaica, bs Cross Roads 1/9, via Port-of-Spain, 21/8 transit cds, airmail cover franked 3500R, canc Sao Paulo Exterior cds, nice strike violet winged "Via PAA" cachet (illustrated p91 Kriebel), verso large boxed purple cachet “Via PANAIR Correspondencia Aerea Systema Pan American Airways” (illustrated p93 Kriebel). This cover was flown 3500 miles by Panair and Pan Am to Trinidad, was then likely carried the final 1100 miles to Jamaica by ship. Interesting destination. Ironed vertical crease.

Brazil, 1931, Aug 16
Panair/Pan Am, Sao Paulo to Jamaica, bs Cross Roads 1/9, via Port-of-Spain, 21/8 transit cds, airmail cover franked 3500R, canc Sao Paulo Exterior cds, nice strike violet winged "Via PAA" cachet (illustrated p91 Kriebel), verso large boxed purple cachet “Via PANAIR Correspondencia Aerea Systema Pan American Airways” (illustrated p93 Kriebel). This cover was flown 3500 miles by Panair and Pan Am to Trinidad, was then likely carried the final 1100 miles to Jamaica by ship. Interesting destination. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) October 1st, 1931 with transit b/s Porto Alegre October 2 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s October 13th.

Brazil, 1931, Oct 1
Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) October 1st, 1931 with transit b/s Porto Alegre October 2 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s October 13th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) October 28, 1931 with transit b/s Porto Alegre October 30th addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Lausanne b/s November 9th. All postmarks are on the front of the cover.

Brazil, 1931, Oct 28
Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) October 28, 1931 with transit b/s Porto Alegre October 30th addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Lausanne b/s November 9th. All postmarks are on the front of the cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Aeropostale, internal airmail, cover from Recife postmarked November 11, 1931 to Rio de Janeiro with arrival b/s of November 14. Franking of 2550 in stamps + some faint meter franking. Chaco Wsar censor tape "Aberta Pela Censura" and "S.P." . One corner missing.

Brazil, 1931, Nov 11
Aeropostale, internal airmail, cover from Recife postmarked November 11, 1931 to Rio de Janeiro with arrival b/s of November 14. Franking of 2550 in stamps + some faint meter franking. Chaco Wsar censor tape "Aberta Pela Censura" and "S.P." . One corner missing.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro November 14, 1931 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s November 23rd.

Brazil, 1931, Nov 14
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro November 14, 1931 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s November 23rd.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) November 19, 1931 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit b/s Geneva November 30th. Nice clear postmarks both on the front of the cover.

Brazil, 1931, Nov 19
Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) November 19, 1931 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit b/s Geneva November 30th. Nice clear postmarks both on the front of the cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Porto Alegre December 11, 1931 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with Geneva transit b/s December 20th. All postmarks are clear and on the front of the cover.

Brazil, 1931, Dec 11
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Porto Alegre December 11, 1931 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with Geneva transit b/s December 20th. All postmarks are clear and on the front of the cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale registered cover postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) January 1st, 1932 to Bonn (Germany) with arrival b/s January 12th.

Brazil, 1932, Jan 1
Pre-printed Aeropostale registered cover postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) January 1st, 1932 to Bonn (Germany) with arrival b/s January 12th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro January 2, 1932 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s January 11th. Faint crease not affecting stamps.

Brazil, 1932, Jan 2
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro January 2, 1932 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s January 11th. Faint crease not affecting stamps.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) January 14, 1932 and Porto Alegre (January 15) addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with Geneva transit b/s January 24th. Nice clean cover with all postmarks on the front of the cover.

Brazil, 1932, Jan 14
Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) January 14, 1932 and Porto Alegre (January 15) addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with Geneva transit b/s January 24th. Nice clean cover with all postmarks on the front of the cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Porto Alegre January 15, 1932  to Basel (Switzerland). No arrival b/s but transit postmark of Geneva dated January 24th.

Brazil, 1932, Jan 15
Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Porto Alegre January 15, 1932 to Basel (Switzerland). No arrival b/s but transit postmark of Geneva dated January 24th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) January 27, 1932 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit b/s Geneva February 2nd. Nice clear postmarks all on the front of the cover.

Brazil, 1932, Jan 27
Cover with a small printed “Via Aeropostale” on one corner (scarce variety of envelope) postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) January 27, 1932 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit b/s Geneva February 2nd. Nice clear postmarks all on the front of the cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro February 19, 1932 addressed to Lyon (France) with no arrival b/s but with a transit b/s Paris February 29th. A little roughly opened at the bottom.

Brazil, 1932, Feb 19
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro February 19, 1932 addressed to Lyon (France) with no arrival b/s but with a transit b/s Paris February 29th. A little roughly opened at the bottom.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro March 5, 1932 addressed to Paris with an arrival b/s March 14th. Faint crease.

Brazil, 1932, Mar 5
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro March 5, 1932 addressed to Paris with an arrival b/s March 14th. Faint crease.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover postmarked Santos (Brazil) March 25, 1932 addressed to Le Havre (France) with arrival b/s April 6th (faint).

Brazil, 1932, Mar 25
Cover postmarked Santos (Brazil) March 25, 1932 addressed to Le Havre (France) with arrival b/s April 6th (faint).

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VARIG, F/F Porto Alegre-Bage-Livramento, bs Livramento 19/4, attractive black/cream souvenir cover franked 200R postage + 500R airmail, canc Porto Alegre cds.

Brazil, 1932, Apr 19
VARIG, F/F Porto Alegre-Bage-Livramento, bs Livramento 19/4, attractive black/cream souvenir cover franked 200R postage + 500R airmail, canc Porto Alegre cds.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VARIG, F/F Bage-Livramento, bs Livramento 19/4, attractive black/pale blue souvenir cover franked 200R postage + 350R airmail, canc Bage cds.

Brazil, 1932, Apr 19
VARIG, F/F Bage-Livramento, bs Livramento 19/4, attractive black/pale blue souvenir cover franked 200R postage + 350R airmail, canc Bage cds.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1932, Apr 20
Livramento to Bage, bs 20/4, carried on Varig F/F Livramento-Porto Alegre, attractive green/light green souvenir cover with winged company logo.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) May 13, 1932 and Porto Alegre May 14 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but a transit postmark from Geneva May 22nd. Colourful stamps.

Brazil, 1932, May 13
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) May 13, 1932 and Porto Alegre May 14 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but a transit postmark from Geneva May 22nd. Colourful stamps.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) July 21, 1932 and Porto Alegre July 22 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but a transit postmark from Geneva August 4th.

Brazil, 1932, Jul 21
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) July 21, 1932 and Porto Alegre July 22 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but a transit postmark from Geneva August 4th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) July 21, 1932, with also a Porto Alegre postmark of July 22,  to Basel (Switzerland). No arrival b/s but transit postmark of Geneva dated August 4th.

Brazil, 1932, Jul 21
Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) July 21, 1932, with also a Porto Alegre postmark of July 22, to Basel (Switzerland). No arrival b/s but transit postmark of Geneva dated August 4th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VARIG, F/F Porto Alegre to Uruguaniana, bs 25/7, very attractive black/pale green 'chariot and monopane' souvenir cover franked 200R postage + 500R airmail, canc Porto Alegre cds.

Brazil, 1932, Jul 25
VARIG, F/F Porto Alegre to Uruguaniana, bs 25/7, very attractive black/pale green 'chariot and monopane' souvenir cover franked 200R postage + 500R airmail, canc Porto Alegre cds.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Rio de Janeiro to Hamburg, no arrival ds, dark blue/red/light grey 'Via Panair/Pan American Airways System' company cover with picture of uniformed steward and passengers boarding in lower lh corner cover and dark blue winged 'Via Aerea/PAA' logo on flap, franked 3000R air & 700R, 500R ordinary, canc 'Correo Aereo/Porto Alegre' cds,  along bottom front edge large bold red/white "Por Aeropostale" label covering  'Via Panair/Pan American Airways System' Nice item.

Brazil, 1932, Jul 28
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Rio de Janeiro to Hamburg, no arrival ds, dark blue/red/light grey 'Via Panair/Pan American Airways System' company cover with picture of uniformed steward and passengers boarding in lower lh corner cover and dark blue winged 'Via Aerea/PAA' logo on flap, franked 3000R air & 700R, 500R ordinary, canc 'Correo Aereo/Porto Alegre' cds, along bottom front edge large bold red/white "Por Aeropostale" label covering 'Via Panair/Pan American Airways System' Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover, Porto Alegre to Hamburg, no arrival ds, plain airmail cover franked 2000R airs & 5000R, 700R, 500R ordinary, canc 'Porto Alegre/Corr. Aereo/R.G. Sul' cds, fine strike uncommon red framed "Via Aeropostale' cachet.

Brazil, 1932, Jul 29
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover, Porto Alegre to Hamburg, no arrival ds, plain airmail cover franked 2000R airs & 5000R, 700R, 500R ordinary, canc 'Porto Alegre/Corr. Aereo/R.G. Sul' cds, fine strike uncommon red framed "Via Aeropostale' cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) August 18, 1932 and Porto Alegre August 19 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but a transit postmark from Geneva August 29th.

Brazil, 1932, Aug 18
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) August 18, 1932 and Porto Alegre August 19 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but a transit postmark from Geneva August 29th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) August 18, 1932 and Porto Alegre August 19 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but a transit postmark from Geneva August 29th.

Brazil, 1932, Aug 18
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) August 18, 1932 and Porto Alegre August 19 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but a transit postmark from Geneva August 29th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro August 20, 1932 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s August 29th. Faint crease not affecting stamps.

Brazil, 1932, Aug 20
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro August 20, 1932 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s August 29th. Faint crease not affecting stamps.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro September 3, 1932 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s September 12th

Brazil, 1932, Sep 3
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro September 3, 1932 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s September 12th

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) September 22, 1932 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with a Geneva transit b/s October 4th. All postmarks are on the front of the cover. Flap missing.

Brazil, 1932, Sep 22
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) September 22, 1932 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with a Geneva transit b/s October 4th. All postmarks are on the front of the cover. Flap missing.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) September 22, 1932 to Basel (Switzerland). No arrival b/s but transit postmark of Geneva dated October 4.

Brazil, 1932, Sep 22
Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) September 22, 1932 to Basel (Switzerland). No arrival b/s but transit postmark of Geneva dated October 4.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) October 29, 1932 and addressed to Paris with arrival b/s November 7th. Airmail envelope.

Brazil, 1932, Oct 29
Cover postmarked Sao Paulo (Brazil) October 29, 1932 and addressed to Paris with arrival b/s November 7th. Airmail envelope.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro October 29, 1932 and addressed to Paris with arrival b/s November 7th.

Brazil, 1932, Oct 29
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro October 29, 1932 and addressed to Paris with arrival b/s November 7th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro November 19, 1932 addressed to Sטvres (France) with arrival b/s November 29th and re-addressed Paris b/s November 29th.

Brazil, 1932, Nov 19
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro November 19, 1932 addressed to Sטvres (France) with arrival b/s November 29th and re-addressed Paris b/s November 29th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover from Brazil (Rio ?) postmarked November 21, 1932 addressed to Paris with b/s December 5th. Very high franking of  8700 reis (Scott nos. 227, 230, C21, C22 and C23 – small corner defect 1000R stamp). The cover was repaired in Paris by the Post Office with a manuscript note “Accidentיe dans le service. Rיparיe par nos soins. (signature) » [Damaged in transit. Repaired by us]. Since it is not registered, the cover was probably very heavy and burst during the handling. The usual reference works do not report any crashes at that time on that route. Scarce thus.

Brazil, 1932, Nov 21
Cover from Brazil (Rio ?) postmarked November 21, 1932 addressed to Paris with b/s December 5th. Very high franking of 8700 reis (Scott nos. 227, 230, C21, C22 and C23 – small corner defect 1000R stamp). The cover was repaired in Paris by the Post Office with a manuscript note “Accidentיe dans le service. Rיparיe par nos soins. (signature) » [Damaged in transit. Repaired by us]. Since it is not registered, the cover was probably very heavy and burst during the handling. The usual reference works do not report any crashes at that time on that route. Scarce thus.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) November 25, 1932 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s December 6th.

Brazil, 1932, Nov 25
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) November 25, 1932 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s December 6th.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) December 12, 1932 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s December 20th. Postmarks on the front of the cover.

Brazil, 1932, Dec 12
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) December 12, 1932 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s December 20th. Postmarks on the front of the cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Registered airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) December 16, 1932 addressed to Beinvil a/See (Switzerland) with arrival b/s December 31st. Light horizontal crease.

Brazil, 1932, Dec 16
Registered airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) December 16, 1932 addressed to Beinvil a/See (Switzerland) with arrival b/s December 31st. Light horizontal crease.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover from AJ Renner & Cia to Hamburg, no arrival ds, printed pale grey cover franked red 500R & 200R machine cancel with additional 3000R air & 500R ordinary, fine strike uncommon black framed "Via/Aeropostale" cachet.

Brazil, 1932, Dec 17
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, commercial air cover from AJ Renner & Cia to Hamburg, no arrival ds, printed pale grey cover franked red 500R & 200R machine cancel with additional 3000R air & 500R ordinary, fine strike uncommon black framed "Via/Aeropostale" cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Aeropostale, internal airmail, special Aeropostale pre-printed cover from the Greek Consulate in Rio, postmarked Rio de Janeiro January 13, 1933 to Rio Grande with arrival b/s January 15. Chaco War censor tape at both ends of the cover. Franking of 700 reis.

Brazil, 1933, Jan 13
Aeropostale, internal airmail, special Aeropostale pre-printed cover from the Greek Consulate in Rio, postmarked Rio de Janeiro January 13, 1933 to Rio Grande with arrival b/s January 15. Chaco War censor tape at both ends of the cover. Franking of 700 reis.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Aeropostale, internal airmail, cover postmarked Porto Alegre February 18, 1933 to Rio Grande with arrival b/s February 19. Black boxed “Via Aeropostale” cachet and boxed purple Chaco War censor cachet “Censurado Rio Grande- R.G. Do Sul”. Franking of 900 reis.

Brazil, 1933, Feb 18
Aeropostale, internal airmail, cover postmarked Porto Alegre February 18, 1933 to Rio Grande with arrival b/s February 19. Black boxed “Via Aeropostale” cachet and boxed purple Chaco War censor cachet “Censurado Rio Grande- R.G. Do Sul”. Franking of 900 reis.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair do Brasil, flown cover Rio de Janeiro to New York, no arrival ds, franked 10,000R,5000R,2000R airs and 200R x2 ordinary, canc Rio de Janeiro cds. Light green NYRBA business envelope with two dark green stripes (Brazilian flag) across middle, the printed 'Via NYRBA' has been crossed out, but 'Correspondencia Aerea Brasileira' remains, although three years since NYRBA was absorbed by PAA.

Brazil, 1933, Feb 24
Panair do Brasil, flown cover Rio de Janeiro to New York, no arrival ds, franked 10,000R,5000R,2000R airs and 200R x2 ordinary, canc Rio de Janeiro cds. Light green NYRBA business envelope with two dark green stripes (Brazilian flag) across middle, the printed 'Via NYRBA' has been crossed out, but 'Correspondencia Aerea Brasileira' remains, although three years since NYRBA was absorbed by PAA.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1933, May 20
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Rio de Janeiro to Hamburg, 31 Mai 1933 arrival ds verso, very fine dark blue/red/light grey 'Via Panair/Pan American Airways System' company cover with picture of uniformed steward and passengers boarding in lower lh corner cover and dark blue winged 'Via Aerea/PAA' logo n flap, franked 3000R air & 700R, 500R ordinary, canc 'Correo Aereo/Rio de Janeiro' cds, fine strike violet framed "Via Aeropostale" cachet. For illustration of cachet see Kriebel p19. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Aeropostale Guillaumet flight, Brazil-Chile, Aeropostale pre-printed cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro May 26, 1933 (and C.G.A. May 27) to Valparaiso (Chile) with arrival b/s May 30th. Cachet of the Chilean Embassy in Brazil with another cachet “Franquicia Panamericana Libre de Porte”. This flight was most certainly made by famous Aeropostale pilot Henri GUILLAUMET who did all the weekly cross-Andes flights between May 24, 1932 and September 15, 1934 (See C.A.F. Bulletin no. 30 p.15). The cover travelled from Rio to Buenos Aires, then Guillaumet would take over from Buenos Aires to Mendoz and then crossed the Andes to Santiago. Franking of 3000 reis. Roughly opened verso,and faint diagonal crease.

Brazil, 1933, May 26
Aeropostale Guillaumet flight, Brazil-Chile, Aeropostale pre-printed cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro May 26, 1933 (and C.G.A. May 27) to Valparaiso (Chile) with arrival b/s May 30th. Cachet of the Chilean Embassy in Brazil with another cachet “Franquicia Panamericana Libre de Porte”. This flight was most certainly made by famous Aeropostale pilot Henri GUILLAUMET who did all the weekly cross-Andes flights between May 24, 1932 and September 15, 1934 (See C.A.F. Bulletin no. 30 p.15). The cover travelled from Rio to Buenos Aires, then Guillaumet would take over from Buenos Aires to Mendoz and then crossed the Andes to Santiago. Franking of 3000 reis. Roughly opened verso,and faint diagonal crease.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) May 27, 1933 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s June 5th. Both postmarks on front of cover.

Brazil, 1933, May 27
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) May 27, 1933 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s June 5th. Both postmarks on front of cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) June 2, 1933 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Porto Alegre b/s June 3rd and transit postmark Geneva June 12th. Attractive franking with 10 stamps.

Brazil, 1933, Jun 2
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Santa Cruz (Brazil) June 2, 1933 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Porto Alegre b/s June 3rd and transit postmark Geneva June 12th. Attractive franking with 10 stamps.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) June 10, 1933 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s June 19th. All postmarks on front of cover.

Brazil, 1933, Jun 10
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) June 10, 1933 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s but with transit Geneva b/s June 19th. All postmarks on front of cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) June 24, 1933 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with arrival b/s July 3 and with transit Geneva b/s July 3rd. Red “Express” sticker.

Brazil, 1933, Jun 24
Pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Porto Alegre (Brazil) June 24, 1933 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) with arrival b/s July 3 and with transit Geneva b/s July 3rd. Red “Express” sticker.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1933, Jun 24
Thin paper Panagra pre-printed cover postmarked Montevideo (Uruguay) June 24, 1933 addressed to Dublin (Ireland) with no arrival b/s but with Paris transit b/s July 3rd. The word “Panagra” was crossed out and replaced in hand by “Aeropostale”. A rare destination for an Aeropostale cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover postmarked Sao Paulo August 5, 1933 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s August 14th.  “Correio Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” rectangular boxed cachet. Private correspondence much scarcer than the usual commercial use of airmail.

Brazil, 1933, Aug 5
Cover postmarked Sao Paulo August 5, 1933 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s August 14th. “Correio Aereo Linhas C.G.A.” rectangular boxed cachet. Private correspondence much scarcer than the usual commercial use of airmail.

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Brazil, 1933, Aug 12
VARIG internal airmail, Livramento to Pelotas, bs 12/8, black/grey green printed commercial cover franked 200R postage + 700R airmail, canc Livramento cds, ms 'Via Aerea', and 'M.P.' hs, fine strike "Nao me faca esperar/responda via aerea/VARIG" verso.

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(Brazil) Civil war censored internal airmail Rio de Janero-Ro Grande, bs 23/9, plain cover franked 1200R, black boxed Censurado/Rio Grande censor mark on front.Throughout this period of his office President vargas maintained censorship to protect himself and his ideals. A nice combination of airmail and military history.

Brazil, 1933, Sep 20
Civil war censored internal airmail Rio de Janero-Ro Grande, bs 23/9, plain cover franked 1200R, black boxed Censurado/Rio Grande censor mark on front.Throughout this period of his office President vargas maintained censorship to protect himself and his ideals. A nice combination of airmail and military history.

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(Brazil) VARIG, F/F Porto Alegre to Palmeira, bs 17/10, attractive brown/cream 'Junkers 13 over oxcart' souvenir cover franked 300R postage + 350R airmail, canc Porto Alegre cds.

Brazil, 1933, Oct 17
VARIG, F/F Porto Alegre to Palmeira, bs 17/10, attractive brown/cream 'Junkers 13 over oxcart' souvenir cover franked 300R postage + 350R airmail, canc Porto Alegre cds.

Perceived Value

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

Brazil, 1933, Oct 24
Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, with winged PAA logo on flap, franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. A nice.

Perceived Value

(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.

Brazil, 1933, Oct 25
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.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Belem to Manaos and return Manaos-Belem, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, black 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.

Brazil, 1933, Oct 25
Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Belem to Manaos and return Manaos-Belem, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, black 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.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1933, Oct 25
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.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair Do Brasil, F/F Manaos-Belem, bs 28/10, official winged flight cachet, front and verso, grey registered air cover franked 11000R.

Brazil, 1933, Oct 26
Opening up the Amazon, Panair Do Brasil, F/F Manaos-Belem, bs 28/10, official winged flight cachet, front and verso, grey registered air cover franked 11000R.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, bs 26/10, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, a litte rough along top edge and flap has bee removed neatly (see scan), franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte.

Brazil, 1933, Oct 26
Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, bs 26/10, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, a litte rough along top edge and flap has bee removed neatly (see scan), franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, bs 26/10, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, with winged PAA logo on flap, franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. A splendid item.

Brazil, 1933, Oct 26
Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, bs 26/10, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, with winged PAA logo on flap, franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. A splendid item.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Rio Brancas and return Rio Brancas to Manaos, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, black Manaos to Rio Brancas and blue Rio Brancas to Manaos cachets, printed souvenir corner cover, 11x24cm.

Brazil, 1933, Oct 29
Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Rio Brancas and return Rio Brancas to Manaos, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, black Manaos to Rio Brancas and blue Rio Brancas to Manaos cachets, printed souvenir corner cover, 11x24cm.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VARIG internal airmail, Porto Alegre to Rio Grande, bs 19/12, black/grey green printed commercial cover franked 1400R airmail, 200R postage and 100R obligatory tax, fine strike green "Gauchoi-Auxilia a Varig/Que FCI Fundada Para Te Servir" hs verso.

Brazil, 1933, Dec 19
VARIG internal airmail, Porto Alegre to Rio Grande, bs 19/12, black/grey green printed commercial cover franked 1400R airmail, 200R postage and 100R obligatory tax, fine strike green "Gauchoi-Auxilia a Varig/Que FCI Fundada Para Te Servir" hs verso.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1933, Dec 23
Cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro December 23, 1933 addressed to Berlin with arrival b/s January 3, 1934. Boxed purple “Via Air France” cachet and red German arrival airmail cachet. Good clean cover with clear postmarks. An early use of the Air France cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Air France, cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro January 12, 1934 to Montevideo (Uruguay) with arrival b/s January 14. Red cachet “Via Aeropostale” even though Aיropostale had now joined other companies to form Air France. Franking of 1300 reis. Faint fold, otherwise fine.

Brazil, 1934, Jan 12
Air France, cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro January 12, 1934 to Montevideo (Uruguay) with arrival b/s January 14. Red cachet “Via Aeropostale” even though Aיropostale had now joined other companies to form Air France. Franking of 1300 reis. Faint fold, otherwise fine.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1934, Feb 2
Pan Am/SCADTA, Rio de Janeiro to Bogota (Columbia), bs 9/2, via Barranquilla 8/2 transit cds, printed cover from a SCADTA office in Brazil with red/blue triangle with text and pale blue "……En El Brasil*Del Colombia…." cachet on lh side partially covered by postage stamp & postmark, franked 2400R, canc 'Correo Aereo/Districto Federal/2 Fev 1934' cds, two fine strikes blue "SCATDA/Francquicia Oficial (official tax exemption)" hs's. Likely carried by Pan Am from Rio to Barranquilla and then certainly by SCADTA from Barranquilla to Bogota. Particularly good strikes of Columbian postmarks. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to Stuttgart, bs Stuttgart 12/2 cds with 'Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' cachet in black, plain cover franked 700R postage + $3500 airmail canc 7/2 cds, fine strike violet boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet.

Brazil, 1934, Feb 7
Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to Stuttgart, bs Stuttgart 12/2 cds with 'Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' cachet in black, plain cover franked 700R postage + $3500 airmail canc 7/2 cds, fine strike violet boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Maranhao to France, bs La Madeleine 15/2, via Paris Gare Avion 13/2, registered commercial cover franked 700R postage and registration + $4700 airmail canc 3/2 cds, fine strike uncommon black boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet.

Brazil, 1934, Feb 7
Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Maranhao to France, bs La Madeleine 15/2, via Paris Gare Avion 13/2, registered commercial cover franked 700R postage and registration + $4700 airmail canc 3/2 cds, fine strike uncommon black boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to London, via Sutgart, bs Stuttgart 12/2 cds with 'Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' cachet in black, plain cover franked 700R postage + $3500 airmail canc 7/2 cds, fine strike scarcer red boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet.

Brazil, 1934, Feb 7
Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to London, via Sutgart, bs Stuttgart 12/2 cds with 'Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' cachet in black, plain cover franked 700R postage + $3500 airmail canc 7/2 cds, fine strike scarcer red boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to Berlin, via Sutgart, bs Stuttgart 12/2 cds with 'Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' cachet in black, plain cover franked 700R postage + $3500 airmail canc Curitibara 7/2 cds, fine strike scarcer green boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet, green/yellow/black "Mit Condor Luftpost/in Brasilien" etiquette.

Brazil, 1934, Feb 7
Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to Berlin, via Sutgart, bs Stuttgart 12/2 cds with 'Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' cachet in black, plain cover franked 700R postage + $3500 airmail canc Curitibara 7/2 cds, fine strike scarcer green boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet, green/yellow/black "Mit Condor Luftpost/in Brasilien" etiquette.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to Berlin, via Sutgart, bs Stuttgart 12/2 cds with 'Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' cachet in black, plain cover franked 700R postage + $3500 airmail canc Curitibara 7/2 cds, fine strike scarcer green boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet.

Brazil, 1934, Feb 7
Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to Berlin, via Sutgart, bs Stuttgart 12/2 cds with 'Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' cachet in black, plain cover franked 700R postage + $3500 airmail canc Curitibara 7/2 cds, fine strike scarcer green boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to Berlin, 'Stuttgart/12/2/34/Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' arrival cds on front, card franked 400R postage + $3500 airmail canc Curitibara 6/2 cds, fine strike scarcer green boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet. Nice item.

Brazil, 1934, Feb 7
Inaugural flight DLH South America-Germany South Atlantic catapult service via 'Westfalen', Rio de Janero to Berlin, 'Stuttgart/12/2/34/Deutsche Lufpost/Sudamerika-Europa' arrival cds on front, card franked 400R postage + $3500 airmail canc Curitibara 6/2 cds, fine strike scarcer green boxed 'Servico-Aereo/Transatlantico/Brasil-Europa/Condor-Lufhtansa' F/F cachet. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Air France, internal airmail, cover postmarked Porto Alegre March 3, 1934 with Florianopolis transit b/s (March 4) and Blumenau b/s (March 5) and arrival b/s Rio du Sul of March 8. The only air transport was probably between Porto Alegre and Florianopolis. Black boxed “Air France” cachet. Franking of 1000 reis.

Brazil, 1934, Mar 3
Air France, internal airmail, cover postmarked Porto Alegre March 3, 1934 with Florianopolis transit b/s (March 4) and Blumenau b/s (March 5) and arrival b/s Rio du Sul of March 8. The only air transport was probably between Porto Alegre and Florianopolis. Black boxed “Air France” cachet. Franking of 1000 reis.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Commercial cover postmarked Porto Alegre April 28, 1934 addressed to Willebroeck (Belgium) without arrival b/s but with Koln transit b/s May 7th. Even though the transit postmark is German, the attribution to Air France is based on the fact that AMFRA 322 left Buenos Aires on April 28 and that the Porto Alegre postmark is an Air France one.

Brazil, 1934, Apr 11
Commercial cover postmarked Porto Alegre April 28, 1934 addressed to Willebroeck (Belgium) without arrival b/s but with Koln transit b/s May 7th. Even though the transit postmark is German, the attribution to Air France is based on the fact that AMFRA 322 left Buenos Aires on April 28 and that the Porto Alegre postmark is an Air France one.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Consular mail to Bogota, bs 25/5, via Barranqilla 24/5, Rep Colombia consular corner cover, fr 6200R (airmail fee only), circular Franquia (exempt postage) postal cachet, rect purple boxed Via Panair cachet verso, unframed winged Via PAA on front. Flown FAM 10-6 to PO Spain, then FAM 5 to Barranquilla, then Scadta to Bogota. Nice item.

Brazil, 1934, May 17
Consular mail to Bogota, bs 25/5, via Barranqilla 24/5, Rep Colombia consular corner cover, fr 6200R (airmail fee only), circular Franquia (exempt postage) postal cachet, rect purple boxed Via Panair cachet verso, unframed winged Via PAA on front. Flown FAM 10-6 to PO Spain, then FAM 5 to Barranquilla, then Scadta to Bogota. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VARIG internal airmail, Porto Alegre to Pelotas, bs 5/6, attractive black/grey green Barcello Bertaso printed commercial cover franked 1400R airmail + 300R postage,  "M.P." (by hand) hs, green "Gauchoi-Auxilia a Varig/Que FCI Fundada Para Te Servir" hs verso. Ironed vertical crease.

Brazil, 1934, Jun 05
VARIG internal airmail, Porto Alegre to Pelotas, bs 5/6, attractive black/grey green Barcello Bertaso printed commercial cover franked 1400R airmail + 300R postage, "M.P." (by hand) hs, green "Gauchoi-Auxilia a Varig/Que FCI Fundada Para Te Servir" hs verso. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Thin airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre June 16, 1934 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) without arrival b/s but with transit Marseille b/s June 24th, also black cross Jusqu'a applied in Marseilles.

Brazil, 1934, Jun 16
Thin airmail cover postmarked Porto Alegre June 16, 1934 addressed to Basel (Switzerland) without arrival b/s but with transit Marseille b/s June 24th, also black cross Jusqu'a applied in Marseilles.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro June 23, 1934 addressed to Villemomble (France) with arrival b/s July 2nd and Paris transit b/s July 2nd. Franking includes the attractive Sc.389 and the five 1929 airmail stamps reissued in 1934. Cover from the Palace Hotel in Rio.

Brazil, 1934, Jun 23
Cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro June 23, 1934 addressed to Villemomble (France) with arrival b/s July 2nd and Paris transit b/s July 2nd. Franking includes the attractive Sc.389 and the five 1929 airmail stamps reissued in 1934. Cover from the Palace Hotel in Rio.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro July 21, 1934 addressed to Brussels without arrival b/s but with the Paris transit b/s August 1st. Closed tear verso. Late use of an Aeropostale envelope since Air France had taken over the company nearly a year before.

Brazil, 1934, Jul 21
Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Rio de Janeiro July 21, 1934 addressed to Brussels without arrival b/s but with the Paris transit b/s August 1st. Closed tear verso. Late use of an Aeropostale envelope since Air France had taken over the company nearly a year before.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pre-printed Air France envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro January 5, 1935 addressed to Orlיans (France) with arrival b/s January 14th. Early Brazilian Air France envelope. Cover addressed to Raymond Vanier, famous Aeropostale pilot and manager of South American lines. He had gone back to France to work for Air Bleu in 1935.

Brazil, 1935, Jan 5
Pre-printed Air France envelope postmarked Rio de Janeiro January 5, 1935 addressed to Orlיans (France) with arrival b/s January 14th. Early Brazilian Air France envelope. Cover addressed to Raymond Vanier, famous Aeropostale pilot and manager of South American lines. He had gone back to France to work for Air Bleu in 1935.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Air France pre-printed cover from Rio de Janeiro postmarked May 2, 1935 to Buenos Aires (Argentina) with arrival b/s May 4. Franking of 1200 reis.

Brazil, 1935, May 2
Air France pre-printed cover from Rio de Janeiro postmarked May 2, 1935 to Buenos Aires (Argentina) with arrival b/s May 4. Franking of 1200 reis.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) This commercial airmail cover postmarked Amazonas (Brazil) November 27, 1935 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s December 9th. Late AMFRA flight, the full air service began a month later.

Brazil, 1935, Nov 27
This commercial airmail cover postmarked Amazonas (Brazil) November 27, 1935 addressed to Paris with arrival b/s December 9th. Late AMFRA flight, the full air service began a month later.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover from Rio postmarked Jan 26, 1936 to England, no arrival ds, World Cruise/Cunard White Star logo envelope, black circular 'Brasil-Europa/ Condor/Zeppelin /Lufthansa' cachet. The weekly 100% air service was inaugurated in January 1936.

Brazil, 1936, Jan 26
Cover from Rio postmarked Jan 26, 1936 to England, no arrival ds, World Cruise/Cunard White Star logo envelope, black circular 'Brasil-Europa/ Condor/Zeppelin /Lufthansa' cachet. The weekly 100% air service was inaugurated in January 1936.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover from Bahia (Brazil) postmarked April 18, 1936 to Geneva (Switzerland) with no b/s but with transit b/s Marseille Gare Avion of April 25, 1936. With uncommon boxed cachet “Surtaxe acquittיe pour voie aיrienne au dיlא de France ». Even though the weekly 100% air service was inaugurated in January 1936, the shortage of planes prevented from offering a regular weekly service at least for the first few months of that year. Return flights occurred on April 14 and May 5th so this cover, mailed between those flights, was sent by the old-fashion air-sea service which was still in operation to supplement the full-air service.

Brazil, 1936, Apr 18
Cover from Bahia (Brazil) postmarked April 18, 1936 to Geneva (Switzerland) with no b/s but with transit b/s Marseille Gare Avion of April 25, 1936. With uncommon boxed cachet “Surtaxe acquittיe pour voie aיrienne au dיlא de France ». Even though the weekly 100% air service was inaugurated in January 1936, the shortage of planes prevented from offering a regular weekly service at least for the first few months of that year. Return flights occurred on April 14 and May 5th so this cover, mailed between those flights, was sent by the old-fashion air-sea service which was still in operation to supplement the full-air service.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Rare Air France PC commemorating 100th Atlantic crossing, variety #21A "Brasil-Europa Em 2 Dias", rated rare, see Ligne Amerique du Sud-France, 1928-1939, pub Cercle Aerophilatelique Francais.

Brazil, 1936, Dec 26
Rare Air France PC commemorating 100th Atlantic crossing, variety #21A "Brasil-Europa Em 2 Dias", rated rare, see Ligne Amerique du Sud-France, 1928-1939, pub Cercle Aerophilatelique Francais.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Registered cover from Rio de Janeiro postmarked March 13, 1937 to Paris with arrival b/s (faint) of March 18, 1937. This cover crossed the South Atlantic from Natal to Dakar during the night of March 16-17 in the Farman 2200 “Ville de Mendoza” piloted by Rouchon and with a crew of 4. High franking (9,800 reis), non invasive closed top edge tear. The regular full-air service between Dakar (Senegal) and Natal (Brazil) began on 6/1/36 after 32 experimental return flights between 1930 and 1936.

Brazil, 1937, Mar 13
Registered cover from Rio de Janeiro postmarked March 13, 1937 to Paris with arrival b/s (faint) of March 18, 1937. This cover crossed the South Atlantic from Natal to Dakar during the night of March 16-17 in the Farman 2200 “Ville de Mendoza” piloted by Rouchon and with a crew of 4. High franking (9,800 reis), non invasive closed top edge tear. The regular full-air service between Dakar (Senegal) and Natal (Brazil) began on 6/1/36 after 32 experimental return flights between 1930 and 1936.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) F/F Rio to Bello Horizonte, and return Bello Horizonte to Rio, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, black Rio-Bello and red Bello-Rio Electra cachets, attractive red/white/blue Panair do Brasil publicity cover with picture of Lockheed Electra (first use of Lockheed Electras in Brazil), addressed to MJT Trippe, President, Pan American AW.  An uncommon cover in fine condition.

Brazil, 1937, Mar 19
F/F Rio to Bello Horizonte, and return Bello Horizonte to Rio, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, black Rio-Bello and red Bello-Rio Electra cachets, attractive red/white/blue Panair do Brasil publicity cover with picture of Lockheed Electra (first use of Lockheed Electras in Brazil), addressed to MJT Trippe, President, Pan American AW. An uncommon cover in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair do Brasil F/F Manaus (Amazonas) to Rio Branco and return Rio Branco-Manaus, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, green Manaus-Rio Branco and violet Rio Branco-Manaus "Sikorsky S43 Baby Clipper" cachets (see Kriebel p 94), printed souvenir cover addressed to MJT Trippe, President, Pan American AW.

Brazil, 1937, Mar 29
Opening up the Amazon, Panair do Brasil F/F Manaus (Amazonas) to Rio Branco and return Rio Branco-Manaus, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, green Manaus-Rio Branco and violet Rio Branco-Manaus "Sikorsky S43 Baby Clipper" cachets (see Kriebel p 94), printed souvenir cover addressed to MJT Trippe, President, Pan American AW.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair do Brasil, F/F Manus-Rio Branco, no arrival ds, large red flight cachet, attractive Matheus Silva printed commercial cover, 4mm trim lh edge.

Brazil, 1937, Mar 29
Panair do Brasil, F/F Manus-Rio Branco, no arrival ds, large red flight cachet, attractive Matheus Silva printed commercial cover, 4mm trim lh edge.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) 250th South Atlantic crossing, Condor/Lufthansa, Sao Paulo to Berlin, no arrival ds, flown across the South Atlantic to Europe, purple 'flag' flight cachet, airmail cover franked 200R postage + 4000R airmail.

Brazil, 1937, Jun 11
250th South Atlantic crossing, Condor/Lufthansa, Sao Paulo to Berlin, no arrival ds, flown across the South Atlantic to Europe, purple 'flag' flight cachet, airmail cover franked 200R postage + 4000R airmail.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) 250th South Atlantic crossing, Condor/Lufthansa, Natal to Sachsen (Germany), no arrival ds, flown across the South Atlantic to Europe, black 'flag' flight cachet, airmail cover franked 300R postage + 4000R airmail, canc unusual purple 'toothed' "Servicio Aereo/11 Jun 1937/Natal" postmark, alsoscarce "Syndicato Condor/NATAL" dispatch mark verso. Nice item.

Brazil, 1937, Jun 11
250th South Atlantic crossing, Condor/Lufthansa, Natal to Sachsen (Germany), no arrival ds, flown across the South Atlantic to Europe, black 'flag' flight cachet, airmail cover franked 300R postage + 4000R airmail, canc unusual purple 'toothed' "Servicio Aereo/11 Jun 1937/Natal" postmark, alsoscarce "Syndicato Condor/NATAL" dispatch mark verso. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Cover from Rio de Janeiro postmarked July 22, 1938 to Coq-sur-Mer (Belgium) with an incomplete Paris transit b/s. Crossed the South Atlantic from Natal to Dakar on July 26th in the Farman 2200 “Ville de Montevideo” with Rouchon as pilot and a crew of 4. Nice Air France envelope printed in Brazil. The regular full-air service between Dakar (Senegal) and Natal (Brazil) began on 6/1/36 after 32 experimental return flights between 1930 and 1936.

Brazil, 1938, Jul 22
Cover from Rio de Janeiro postmarked July 22, 1938 to Coq-sur-Mer (Belgium) with an incomplete Paris transit b/s. Crossed the South Atlantic from Natal to Dakar on July 26th in the Farman 2200 “Ville de Montevideo” with Rouchon as pilot and a crew of 4. Nice Air France envelope printed in Brazil. The regular full-air service between Dakar (Senegal) and Natal (Brazil) began on 6/1/36 after 32 experimental return flights between 1930 and 1936.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1939, Jan 10
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Uperaba, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1939, Jan 10
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Uperaba, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Pocos de Caldas, bs 14/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1939, Jan 10
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Pocos de Caldas, bs 14/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1939, Jan 10
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1939, Jan 10
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1939, Jan 10
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1939, Jan 10
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Araxa, bs 11/1, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official red circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair/Pan American airmail service, Pernambuco to England, no arrival ds, attractive pre-printed and illustrated red/white/blue/pale grey PANAIR envelope with picture of the Commodore flying boat and steward (illustrated p93 Kriebel), franked 5800R, canc Pernambuco cds, pale purple boxed cachet “By airmail until USA” Jusqu'a, large violet framed Panair/14 Nov 1939 hs verso. Closed non invasive 1cm top edge tear, not visible from front, small flap loss verso.

Brazil, 1939, Nov 14
Panair/Pan American airmail service, Pernambuco to England, no arrival ds, attractive pre-printed and illustrated red/white/blue/pale grey PANAIR envelope with picture of the Commodore flying boat and steward (illustrated p93 Kriebel), franked 5800R, canc Pernambuco cds, pale purple boxed cachet “By airmail until USA” Jusqu'a, large violet framed Panair/14 Nov 1939 hs verso. Closed non invasive 1cm top edge tear, not visible from front, small flap loss verso.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Air France, Brazil British Expeditionary Forces, cover from Sao Paulo (Brazil) postmarked December 23, 1939 addressed to a soldier in the British Expeditionary force (in France ?). No arrival b/s. Rectangular grid mark (likely censor marking). Flown across the South Atlantic by Air France on December 25, 1939 by the famous French pilot Marcel Reine on the Farman 2200 “Ville de Natal”. Barely a year later, on Novembre 1940, Reine and  Henri Guillaumet, the famous hero of the Andes, were shot down over Sardinia by an enemy fighter. Faint vertical fold, otherwise a fine cover.  World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Germany attacked Poland.

Brazil, 1939, Dec 23
Air France, Brazil British Expeditionary Forces, cover from Sao Paulo (Brazil) postmarked December 23, 1939 addressed to a soldier in the British Expeditionary force (in France ?). No arrival b/s. Rectangular grid mark (likely censor marking). Flown across the South Atlantic by Air France on December 25, 1939 by the famous French pilot Marcel Reine on the Farman 2200 “Ville de Natal”. Barely a year later, on Novembre 1940, Reine and Henri Guillaumet, the famous hero of the Andes, were shot down over Sardinia by an enemy fighter. Faint vertical fold, otherwise a fine cover. World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Germany attacked Poland.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) POW censored 'LATI' air cover, Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, grey airmail envelope franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, sealed B&W 'Opened By Censor 1234' tape (Prisoner of War Censorship, New York), typed "Via LATI/Aerea Italia". It is likely that the sender's intention was for carriage by LATI (5400R is the correct  LATI rate to Germany), but it would seem that (suspected) POW status caused a reroute via the special US POW censor in New York. Interesting.

Brazil, 1940, Mar 6
POW censored 'LATI' air cover, Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, grey airmail envelope franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, sealed B&W 'Opened By Censor 1234' tape (Prisoner of War Censorship, New York), typed "Via LATI/Aerea Italia". It is likely that the sender's intention was for carriage by LATI (5400R is the correct LATI rate to Germany), but it would seem that (suspected) POW status caused a reroute via the special US POW censor in New York. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) LATI northbound flight, Brazil to Hungary, bs Budapest 18/3, airmail cover franked 5400R combined surface rate per 5g. Uncommon destination.

Brazil, 1940, Mar 9
LATI northbound flight, Brazil to Hungary, bs Budapest 18/3, airmail cover franked 5400R combined surface rate per 5g. Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) LATI, Brazil to Germany, censored WWII plain grey airmail cover, Ceara (300 miles inland from Recife) to Stuttgart, no arrival ds, franked 5400R, canc Ceara 25/3/40, via Rio Norte/Brasil 27 Mar 40 transit cds verso, ms "Via Recife-Roma/Vola LATI - Ala Littoria", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, no code. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Internal airline to Recife, then carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilots Paradisi/Ferioli.

Brazil, 1940, Mar 25
LATI, Brazil to Germany, censored WWII plain grey airmail cover, Ceara (300 miles inland from Recife) to Stuttgart, no arrival ds, franked 5400R, canc Ceara 25/3/40, via Rio Norte/Brasil 27 Mar 40 transit cds verso, ms "Via Recife-Roma/Vola LATI - Ala Littoria", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, no code. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Internal airline to Recife, then carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilots Paradisi/Ferioli.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, 147x 86mm, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Rio to Leipzig, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo 4/8/year unclear, sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, no code. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Ironed vertical crease and 2cm closed tear half way down right hand edge, otherwise good. Please note the year of postage is assumed to be 1940 - it is not clear on the opstmark.

Brazil, 1940, Apr 01
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, 147x 86mm, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Rio to Leipzig, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo 4/8/year unclear, sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, no code. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Ironed vertical crease and 2cm closed tear half way down right hand edge, otherwise good. Please note the year of postage is assumed to be 1940 - it is not clear on the opstmark.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover double rated 10,800r, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine blue/white three line "Via LATI" service etiquette, sealed German black/white OKW censor tape. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean.

Brazil, 1940, Apr 6
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover double rated 10,800r, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine blue/white three line "Via LATI" service etiquette, sealed German black/white OKW censor tape. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Belgium, flown by LATI, a rare uncensored WWII registered airmail cover, Rio to Brussels, via Milan 7/5/40 transit cds, franked 6700R, canc Correo Aereo/Rio 2/5/40 cds, ms 'Via Aereo LATI'. Correctly rated for Brazil registered mail to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 1300R registration + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. It has no Belgian, French or German censorship because it arrived in Belgium just before Germany invaded on 11/5/40. During the German occupation Belgian censorship offices only operated for a few days before transferring to France until August 1940, when German censorship offices took over.

Brazil, 1940, May 02
Brazil to Belgium, flown by LATI, a rare uncensored WWII registered airmail cover, Rio to Brussels, via Milan 7/5/40 transit cds, franked 6700R, canc Correo Aereo/Rio 2/5/40 cds, ms 'Via Aereo LATI'. Correctly rated for Brazil registered mail to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 1300R registration + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. It has no Belgian, French or German censorship because it arrived in Belgium just before Germany invaded on 11/5/40. During the German occupation Belgian censorship offices only operated for a few days before transferring to France until August 1940, when German censorship offices took over.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) 10th annvesary Air France Brazil-England service, cover from Sao Paulo (Brazil) postmarked May 5, 1940 to Burgh Heath (Surrey, England) with no arrival b/s (as often happens with UK mail). Commercial cover, 10x22cm, with the special commemorative handstamp of the 10th anniversary of the first crossing of the South Atlantic struck in Brazil (each country had its own). This all-air route included the crossing of the South Atlantic from Natal to Dakar on the night of May 13-14th by the FARMAN 2.200 "Ville de Montevideo" with pilot Espitalier and 4 crew members (flight 249R). Listed in Collot and Cornu. Ligne Mermoz p. 239. There were only 7 more Air France crossings from South America to Dakar before the war forced them to cease activities. Very high franking of  48,600 reis including 9 copies of Scott Brazil #308. Ironed vertical crease, but still a nice example of commercial mail. Air France flights from 1940 are quite scarce.

Brazil, 1940, May 5
10th annvesary Air France Brazil-England service, cover from Sao Paulo (Brazil) postmarked May 5, 1940 to Burgh Heath (Surrey, England) with no arrival b/s (as often happens with UK mail). Commercial cover, 10x22cm, with the special commemorative handstamp of the 10th anniversary of the first crossing of the South Atlantic struck in Brazil (each country had its own). This all-air route included the crossing of the South Atlantic from Natal to Dakar on the night of May 13-14th by the FARMAN 2.200 "Ville de Montevideo" with pilot Espitalier and 4 crew members (flight 249R). Listed in Collot and Cornu. Ligne Mermoz p. 239. There were only 7 more Air France crossings from South America to Dakar before the war forced them to cease activities. Very high franking of 48,600 reis including 9 copies of Scott Brazil #308. Ironed vertical crease, but still a nice example of commercial mail. Air France flights from 1940 are quite scarce.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Rio de Janeiro to Milan, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, fine strike violet framed diubke line "Via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.

Brazil, 1940, Jun 6
Rio de Janeiro to Milan, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, fine strike violet framed diubke line "Via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) WWII, high frank uncensored commercial airmail, Rio de Janeiro to New York, bs 12/6, printed Momsen & Harris corner cover franked 10,000 R x 7, 5000R, and 400R x2, red oval "U.S.Customs/Free of Duty/N.M.G./Port of New York" hand stamp tying airmail etiquette.

Brazil, 1940, Jun 7
WWII, high frank uncensored commercial airmail, Rio de Janeiro to New York, bs 12/6, printed Momsen & Harris corner cover franked 10,000 R x 7, 5000R, and 400R x2, red oval "U.S.Customs/Free of Duty/N.M.G./Port of New York" hand stamp tying airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1940, Sep 1
Brazil to Austria/Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII grey and yellow/green edged airmail cover from the Atlantic Refining Company of Brazil, Sao Paulo to Vienna, franked 5400R air, canc Sao Paulo ?/9/40 cds, blue rectangular boxed "Por Avio/Via-LATI" with gull wing logo directional hs, typed "Via Italia/Com Condor-LATI", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Please note the date of postage is illegible.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet underlined "via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, typed 'via Aerea L.A.T.I./via Roma'.

Brazil, 1940, Sep 11
Brazil to Germany, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet underlined "via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, typed 'via Aerea L.A.T.I./via Roma'.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet framed "Via Condor-LATI" directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.

Brazil, 1940, Sep 12
Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet framed "Via Condor-LATI" directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII printed grey/black German Consular corner cover, Bello Horizonte to Leipzig, no arrival ds, franked 5400R, via Correo Aereo Federal/Rio 13/9/40 transit cds verso, typed "Via LATI". Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Internal airline to Rio, then all the way to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Sender was German Consul, so not censored on arrival in Germany, uncommon item. Flown by pilot Baldini.

Brazil, 1940, Sep 13
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII printed grey/black German Consular corner cover, Bello Horizonte to Leipzig, no arrival ds, franked 5400R, via Correo Aereo Federal/Rio 13/9/40 transit cds verso, typed "Via LATI". Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Internal airline to Rio, then all the way to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Sender was German Consul, so not censored on arrival in Germany, uncommon item. Flown by pilot Baldini.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VASP, Opening Day San Paulo National Industries Fair, red promotional cachet, VASP 'Mahna' hs, special postmark, tied white/blue VASP etiquette.

Brazil, 1940, Sep 16
VASP, Opening Day San Paulo National Industries Fair, red promotional cachet, VASP 'Mahna' hs, special postmark, tied white/blue VASP etiquette.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Vichy France, bs Villefranche-de-Rouergue 18/10, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, also canceled French 30c postage due, fine strike violet framed "Por Aviao/via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, sealed Italian black/white 'Verificato per censur' and tied my Italian censor mark. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean. This cover was correctly rated 5400R, so the 30c postage due is unusual. Significant bottom edge tear.

Brazil, 1940, Sep 19
Brazil to Vichy France, bs Villefranche-de-Rouergue 18/10, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, also canceled French 30c postage due, fine strike violet framed "Por Aviao/via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, sealed Italian black/white 'Verificato per censur' and tied my Italian censor mark. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean. This cover was correctly rated 5400R, so the 30c postage due is unusual. Significant bottom edge tear.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII grey and yellow/green edged airmail cover, Rio to Flensburg, franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro 3/10/40 cds, sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Pavia.

Brazil, 1940, Oct 03
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII grey and yellow/green edged airmail cover, Rio to Flensburg, franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro 3/10/40 cds, sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Pavia.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Switzerland, scarce LATI uncensored WWII printed black/grey Backhauser company corner cover, Sao Paulo to Lugarno, franked 5800R, canc Sao Paulo 24/10/40 cds, typed "Per Ala Littoria". This cover is over franked by 400R for LATI to Europe, the correct rate is 5400 (see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle).

Brazil, 1940, Oct 24
Brazil to Switzerland, scarce LATI uncensored WWII printed black/grey Backhauser company corner cover, Sao Paulo to Lugarno, franked 5800R, canc Sao Paulo 24/10/40 cds, typed "Per Ala Littoria". This cover is over franked by 400R for LATI to Europe, the correct rate is 5400 (see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle).

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1940, Nov 6
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1940, Nov 6
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1940, Nov 6
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1940, Nov 6
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Brazil, 1940, Nov 6
Panair Do Brasil, F/F from Rio de Janero to Governador Valladares, bs 8/11, blue/cream Panair Do Brasil company corner cover franked 1200RS, official violet circular flight cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) LATI, Brazil to Switzerland, uncommon 5x rated uncensored general purpose blue/grey publicity envelope, franked 26600R. This cover is correctly 5x rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Swiss censor because Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. No German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). Flown by pilot Feriol.

Brazil, 1940, Nov 10
LATI, Brazil to Switzerland, uncommon 5x rated uncensored general purpose blue/grey publicity envelope, franked 26600R. This cover is correctly 5x rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Swiss censor because Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. No German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). Flown by pilot Feriol.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) World War II censored airmail cover, Rio de Janeiro to Germany, no arrival ds, dark blue/pale blue general purpose publicity envelope with styalises waves, franked 5400R, sealed black on white OKW censor tape (code e = Frankfurt) tied by purple circular eagle and swastika censor mark.

Brazil, 1940, Nov 21
World War II censored airmail cover, Rio de Janeiro to Germany, no arrival ds, dark blue/pale blue general purpose publicity envelope with styalises waves, franked 5400R, sealed black on white OKW censor tape (code e = Frankfurt) tied by purple circular eagle and swastika censor mark.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Sweden, rare LATI uncensored  WWII printed company airmail cover, Rio to Lidkoping, franked 5400R, canc Rio/Correo Aereo, 5/12/40 cds, typed "LATI". Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41), flown LATI to Rome. Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Swedish censor because Sweden was neutral and did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. Flown by pilot Ferioli.

Brazil, 1940, Dec 5
Brazil to Sweden, rare LATI uncensored WWII printed company airmail cover, Rio to Lidkoping, franked 5400R, canc Rio/Correo Aereo, 5/12/40 cds, typed "LATI". Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41), flown LATI to Rome. Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Swedish censor because Sweden was neutral and did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. Flown by pilot Ferioli.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, rare censored  WWII PPC, La Catrena to Varel, franked 2500R, canc 'La Catrena Aereo/18/12/40' cds, censored black German six line OKW roller censor mark code d Munich, also boxed 1542 additional German censor. Correctly rated for 1940 Christmas concessionary tariff to Europe by LATI, see Beith p41. Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Pavia.

Brazil, 1940, Dec 18
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, rare censored WWII PPC, La Catrena to Varel, franked 2500R, canc 'La Catrena Aereo/18/12/40' cds, censored black German six line OKW roller censor mark code d Munich, also boxed 1542 additional German censor. Correctly rated for 1940 Christmas concessionary tariff to Europe by LATI, see Beith p41. Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Pavia.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) VASP, 2nd anniversary Rapid Postal Service, Rio-San Paulo, large blue anniversary cachet verso, 'Via VASP' cachet, bs. 2mm trim left hand edge.

Brazil, 1940, Dec 20
VASP, 2nd anniversary Rapid Postal Service, Rio-San Paulo, large blue anniversary cachet verso, 'Via VASP' cachet, bs. 2mm trim left hand edge.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Switzerland, flown by LATI, scarce uncensored WWII printed dark grey airmail cover, Sao Paulo to Lugano, franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo 18/1/41 cds, fine strike violet boxed " 'Via 'Condor' - 'LATI' " directional hs (not listed Beith, #87 McQueen), typed "Via LATI/Aerea Italia". This cover is correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41).Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Bermuda censor confirms not flown by PAA. No Swiss censor because Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. No German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). Flown by pilot Carelli.

Brazil, 1941, Jan 18
Brazil to Switzerland, flown by LATI, scarce uncensored WWII printed dark grey airmail cover, Sao Paulo to Lugano, franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo 18/1/41 cds, fine strike violet boxed " 'Via 'Condor' - 'LATI' " directional hs (not listed Beith, #87 McQueen), typed "Via LATI/Aerea Italia". This cover is correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41).Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Bermuda censor confirms not flown by PAA. No Swiss censor because Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. No German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). Flown by pilot Carelli.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail cover, Rio to Hanover, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo/Rio, 23/1/41 cds, uncommon violet boxed double frame " 'Via LATI" directional hs (not listed Beith, #85 McQueen), ms 'via LATI', sealed purple/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Carelli.

Brazil, 1941, Jan 23
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail cover, Rio to Hanover, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo/Rio, 23/1/41 cds, uncommon violet boxed double frame " 'Via LATI" directional hs (not listed Beith, #85 McQueen), ms 'via LATI', sealed purple/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Carelli.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) LATI northbound flight, Brazil to Finland, censored airmail cover Rio de Janeiro to Kuusankoski, franked 5400R, the combined surface rate per 5g. to Europe, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine Lati four line dark blue/white gull wing service etiquette, nice strike blue Finnish/Swedish double circle censor mark, violet straight line 'Via Aerea' hs. Mail to Finland is rare, none recorded in Beith, 1993.

Brazil, 1941, Jan 23
LATI northbound flight, Brazil to Finland, censored airmail cover Rio de Janeiro to Kuusankoski, franked 5400R, the combined surface rate per 5g. to Europe, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine Lati four line dark blue/white gull wing service etiquette, nice strike blue Finnish/Swedish double circle censor mark, violet straight line 'Via Aerea' hs. Mail to Finland is rare, none recorded in Beith, 1993.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII printed company airmail cover, San Antonio to Westfalia, franked 5400R, canc San Antonio/Correo Aereo, 10/2/41 cds, attractive three lline blue/white "Por Via Aerea/Por Avion/Via LATI" gull wing etiquette, sealed sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).

Brazil, 1941, Feb 10
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII printed company airmail cover, San Antonio to Westfalia, franked 5400R, canc San Antonio/Correo Aereo, 10/2/41 cds, attractive three lline blue/white "Por Via Aerea/Por Avion/Via LATI" gull wing etiquette, sealed sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).

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Brazil, 1941, Jun 18
Brazil to Portugal, WWII censored airmail interbank cover, Rio to Lisbon, bs 1/7/41, franked 5400R, canc 'Servicio Postal Aereo/D.Federal' 18/6/1941 cds, sealed black/white OBE 1498 (Trinidad) censor tape and dated Jun 20 1941. Carried FAM 6 to Miami, via Port of Spain, Eastern Airlines to New York, then trans Atlantic by FAM 18 to Lisbon. Prior to Dec 1941, some Brazilian airmail was carried by this route (Boyle p648), but it was exposed to British censorship in the Caribbean, and was no less expensive than carriage by LATI. A nice collateral LATI item.

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(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, 147x 86mm, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Sao Paulo to Koln, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo/Sao Paulo ?/7/41cds, blue German "Ad" in circle censor mark on front indicating cover examined in Munich but not opened, also 15 in circle additional German censor mark. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).

Brazil, 1941, Jul 01
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, 147x 86mm, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Sao Paulo to Koln, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo/Sao Paulo ?/7/41cds, blue German "Ad" in circle censor mark on front indicating cover examined in Munich but not opened, also 15 in circle additional German censor mark. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).

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(Brazil) Scarce LATI  F/F Rio de Janero to Buenos Aires, 28/7 arrival ds verso, blue/grey LATI publicity cover with white embedded gullwing, franked 1.600R, special "Vol Inaugural Brasil-Argentina" cachet, Valued at 1000 punti (c £400), Longhi 1998.

Brazil, 1941, Jul 25
Scarce LATI F/F Rio de Janero to Buenos Aires, 28/7 arrival ds verso, blue/grey LATI publicity cover with white embedded gullwing, franked 1.600R, special "Vol Inaugural Brasil-Argentina" cachet, Valued at 1000 punti (c £400), Longhi 1998.

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(Brazil) LATI  Brazil to Germnay, censored blue/grey propanganda envelope with white gull wing imprint, franked 6600R, sealed German cencor tape verso, also German censor marks on front. Attractive item.

Brazil, 1941, Aug 12
LATI Brazil to Germnay, censored blue/grey propanganda envelope with white gull wing imprint, franked 6600R, sealed German cencor tape verso, also German censor marks on front. Attractive item.

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(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored airmail cover, Sao Paulo to Crailsheim, franked 5400R Presidents, canc Correos Aereo/Sao Paulo,15/8/41 cds, uncommon black boxed " 'Via 'Condor' - 'LATI' " directional hs (not listed Beith, #87 McQueen), sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code d Munich, also boxed 4120 additional German censor mark. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Carelli.

Brazil, 1941, Aug 15
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored airmail cover, Sao Paulo to Crailsheim, franked 5400R Presidents, canc Correos Aereo/Sao Paulo,15/8/41 cds, uncommon black boxed " 'Via 'Condor' - 'LATI' " directional hs (not listed Beith, #87 McQueen), sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code d Munich, also boxed 4120 additional German censor mark. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Carelli.

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(Brazil) LATI, Brazil-Germany, censored blue/grey 'Via Condor-Lufhtansa' cover franked 5400R, very fine later blue/white 'Via Condor Lati' etiquette, also German censor marks on front.

Brazil, 1941, Aug 22
LATI, Brazil-Germany, censored blue/grey 'Via Condor-Lufhtansa' cover franked 5400R, very fine later blue/white 'Via Condor Lati' etiquette, also German censor marks on front.

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(Brazil) Navigacao Aerea Brasileira, F/F Rio-Fortaleza, red flight cachet, b/s, ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

Brazil, 1941, Sep 5
Navigacao Aerea Brasileira, F/F Rio-Fortaleza, red flight cachet, b/s, ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

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Brazil, 1941, Sep 06
Navigacao Aerea Brasileira, F/F Fortaleza-Rio, red flight cachet, b/s, ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

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(Brazil)  Rare censored LATI WWII airmail cover, Sao Paul to Naples, bs 15/11/41, franked 5400R, canc Correo Aereo/Sao Paul, 30/10/41 cds, attractive three line blue/white "Por Via Aerea/Por Avion/Via LATI" gull wing etiquette, sealed scarce Naples censor tape "Verificato per Censura/NP", also numerals in circle Italian censor mark verso. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janero to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Inward Italian censorship markings are quite rare (Beith p48).

Brazil, 1941, Oct 30
Rare censored LATI WWII airmail cover, Sao Paul to Naples, bs 15/11/41, franked 5400R, canc Correo Aereo/Sao Paul, 30/10/41 cds, attractive three line blue/white "Por Via Aerea/Por Avion/Via LATI" gull wing etiquette, sealed scarce Naples censor tape "Verificato per Censura/NP", also numerals in circle Italian censor mark verso. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janero to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Inward Italian censorship markings are quite rare (Beith p48).

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Porto Allegre to Milan, bs, red metre Rs 5400 pmk, sealed Italian censor tape tied by uncommon violet Italian 'Visto Per Censura' censor mark.  Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

Brazil, 1941, Nov 5
Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Porto Allegre to Milan, bs, red metre Rs 5400 pmk, sealed Italian censor tape tied by uncommon violet Italian 'Visto Per Censura' censor mark. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41). Carried all the way from Rio de Janeiro to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) LATI airmail cover, Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, franked 5400R, typed 'Via Aerea', ms L.A.T.I., fine strike  violet framed 'Por Aviao/via LATI' with gull wing logo. Late usage, only four more northbound flights until service suspended.

Brazil, 1941, Nov 26
LATI airmail cover, Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, franked 5400R, typed 'Via Aerea', ms L.A.T.I., fine strike violet framed 'Por Aviao/via LATI' with gull wing logo. Late usage, only four more northbound flights until service suspended.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) F/F FAM 22, Natal to Bathurst, purple cachet, b/s, Pan Am

Brazil, 1941, Dec 8
F/F FAM 22, Natal to Bathurst, purple cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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(Brazil) F/F FAM 22, Natal to Bathurst, purple cachet, b/s, Pan Am

Brazil, 1941, Dec 08
F/F FAM 22, Natal to Bathurst, purple cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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Brazil, 1941, Dec 8
F/F FAM 22, Natal to Lagos, cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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Brazil, 1941, Dec 8
Pan Am clipper service to Africa, F/F FAM 22, Belem to Leopoldville, large boxed purple cachet showing route, b/s. This strategically important service, linking Africa and the USA, opened just at the critical time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the USA went to war.

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Brazil, 1941, Dec 8
F/F FAM 22, Belem to Bathurst, cachet, b/s, plain cover, Pan Am

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Brazil, 1941, Dec 8
F/F FAM 22, Belem to Lagos, cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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(Brazil) Pan Am clipper service to Africa,  F/F FAM 22, Belem to Leopoldville, large boxed purple cachet showing route, b/s. This strategically important service, linking Africa and the USA, opened just at the critical time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the USA went to war.

Brazil, 1941, Dec 8
Pan Am clipper service to Africa, F/F FAM 22, Belem to Leopoldville, large boxed purple cachet showing route, b/s. This strategically important service, linking Africa and the USA, opened just at the critical time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the USA went to war.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Pan Am F/F FAM 22  Belem-Bathurst, cachet, b/s, air cover.

Brazil, 1941, Dec 08
Pan Am F/F FAM 22 Belem-Bathurst, cachet, b/s, air cover.

Perceived Value

Brazil, 1941, Dec 8
Pan Am clipper service to Africa, F/F FAM 22, Natal to Bathurst, large boxed purple cachet showing route, b/s. This strategically important service, linking Africa and the USA, opened just at the critical time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the USA went to war.

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(Brazil) F/F FAM 22, Natal to Bathurst, purple cachet, b/s, Pan Am

Brazil, 1941, Dec 08
F/F FAM 22, Natal to Bathurst, purple cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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(Brazil) F/F FAM 22, Belem to Bathurst, cachet, b/s, plain cover, Pan Am

Brazil, 1941, Dec 8
F/F FAM 22, Belem to Bathurst, cachet, b/s, plain cover, Pan Am

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Brazil, 1941, Dec 9
F/F FAM 22 Natal to Leopoldville, purple cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

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Brazil, 1941, Dec 9
F/F FAM 22 Natal to Leopoldville, purple cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

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(Brazil) F/F FAM 22  Natal to Leopoldville, purple cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

Brazil, 1941, Dec 9
F/F FAM 22 Natal to Leopoldville, purple cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

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(Brazil) World War II dual censored commercial air cover to England, via Miami 24/10 and New York 26/10, franked 5400r Brazil machine canc, typed 'Via Aerea - Estados Unidos', Lh sealed white EB 6861 (New York) and Rh sealed by OBE 5686 (Bermuda) censor tapes. tied by boxed D../57 censor mark, Rh sealed PC 90 OBE 2205 (JAMAICA) censor tape. Image.

Brazil, 1942, Oct 12
World War II dual censored commercial air cover to England, via Miami 24/10 and New York 26/10, franked 5400r Brazil machine canc, typed 'Via Aerea - Estados Unidos', Lh sealed white EB 6861 (New York) and Rh sealed by OBE 5686 (Bermuda) censor tapes. tied by boxed D../57 censor mark, Rh sealed PC 90 OBE 2205 (JAMAICA) censor tape. Image.

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(Brazil) Triple censored WWII airmail cover, rated R 5400, from Sao Paulo to the River Plate Committee, Finsbury Circus, London (an undercover address for South American volunteers to British Forces), readdressed to No 8 A.O.S.(Air Observer School), Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, large Jan 7 1944 clock receiver verso. Triple sealed with Brazilian tape tied by framed S.P./442 censor mark, and US EB 2853 (San Juan), and GB OBE 562 PC90 censor tapes. Sent to a Britisher from Brazil, now a leading aircraftman/woman in training in Canada. An absolute goldmine of aerophilatelic, military, political and social history. One of the most exciting covers we have come across.

Brazil, 1943, Aug 8
Triple censored WWII airmail cover, rated R 5400, from Sao Paulo to the River Plate Committee, Finsbury Circus, London (an undercover address for South American volunteers to British Forces), readdressed to No 8 A.O.S.(Air Observer School), Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, large Jan 7 1944 clock receiver verso. Triple sealed with Brazilian tape tied by framed S.P./442 censor mark, and US EB 2853 (San Juan), and GB OBE 562 PC90 censor tapes. Sent to a Britisher from Brazil, now a leading aircraftman/woman in training in Canada. An absolute goldmine of aerophilatelic, military, political and social history. One of the most exciting covers we have come across.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) Quadruple censored airmail cover, Pernambuco to England, franked 7 Cruz, typed 'Per Panair/Via USA' and 'Airmail postage paid through to final destination', sealed Brazil censor tape overlaid with Examined By  US #7622 (New York) censor tape along lh edge, and US #6297 (New York) along rh edge, and GB OBE 632 censor tape along bottom edge.

Brazil, 1943, Sep 25
Quadruple censored airmail cover, Pernambuco to England, franked 7 Cruz, typed 'Per Panair/Via USA' and 'Airmail postage paid through to final destination', sealed Brazil censor tape overlaid with Examined By US #7622 (New York) censor tape along lh edge, and US #6297 (New York) along rh edge, and GB OBE 632 censor tape along bottom edge.

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Brazil, 1944, Dec 19
Brazilian Expeditionary Force, WWII censored imprint etiquette concessionary forces airmail cover from #312 FEB, Italy, postmarked 'Estasao Posta../19 Dez 44/F.E.B.' and '.Correo Regulador No1/21 Dez 44/F.E.B.' to Copacabana, Brazil, bs 'Correos Boletor Sul/12 Jan 45/Brasil' ..Itajara 24/8, sealed Brazil "Aberta Pela Censura/Servicio Postal/Da Forca Expedicionaria Brasileira/ F.E.B.", also violet boxed Brazil "CRB1/?39" censor mark. Scarce historical item.

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(Brazil) F/F Rio de Janeiro to New York, purple cachet, El Presidente Stratocruiser, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

Brazil, 1950, Jul 7
F/F Rio de Janeiro to New York, purple cachet, El Presidente Stratocruiser, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

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(Brazil) 25th anniversary F/F Puerto Alegre to Rio, blue cachet, b/s, printed company cover, unaddressed, VARIG

Brazil, 1952, May 07
25th anniversary F/F Puerto Alegre to Rio, blue cachet, b/s, printed company cover, unaddressed, VARIG

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(Brazil) TAP F/F accelerated service Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, bs 19/6, franked 120cz, black triangular flight cachet, souvenir cover.

Brazil, 1966, Jun 17
TAP F/F accelerated service Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, bs 19/6, franked 120cz, black triangular flight cachet, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) TAP, F/F Rio de Janero to Lisbon, b/s, souvenir cover, cachet.

Brazil, 1974, Apr 01
TAP, F/F Rio de Janero to Lisbon, b/s, souvenir cover, cachet.

Perceived Value

(Brazil) TAP,  F/F Recife to Porto, b/s, souvenir cover, cachet.

Brazil, 1974, Apr 1
TAP, F/F Recife to Porto, b/s, souvenir cover, cachet.

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(Brazil) TAP, B 747B F/F Rio de Janero to Lisbon, b/s, souvenir cover, cachet.

Brazil, 1974, Jul 5
TAP, B 747B F/F Rio de Janero to Lisbon, b/s, souvenir cover, cachet.

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Brazil, 1977, Nov 17
FDC 'Homage to Civil Aviation' set of two stamps on souvenir cover.

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