Airmail Collector Reference Database - Chile

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(Chile) Curtis Wright Feasibility Flight, 3rd South American Sales Flight (Lt James Doolittle), Santiago to Buenos Aires, b/s 8/5, black "Shield" flight cachet, red boxed "Correo Aereo" hs, addressed to Curtis Airplane Co, US Souvenir Historical Flight.

Chile, 1928, May 08
Curtis Wright Feasibility Flight, 3rd South American Sales Flight (Lt James Doolittle), Santiago to Buenos Aires, b/s 8/5, black "Shield" flight cachet, red boxed "Correo Aereo" hs, addressed to Curtis Airplane Co, US Souvenir Historical Flight.

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(Chile) Experimental Flight, Chile-Argentina, Santiago (Chile) to Buenos Aires, bs 8/5, plain cover franked 5c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo cds, special black "Shield" flight cachet, red framed ' Correo Aereo' hs. This is one of the legs of the Jimmy Doolittle experimental flights around South America on a Curtis Hawk biplane, and also one of the earliest crossings of the Andes, see Cercle Aיrophilatיlique Franחais no. 30 p2, & Muller #14.

Chile, 1928, May 8
Experimental Flight, Chile-Argentina, Santiago (Chile) to Buenos Aires, bs 8/5, plain cover franked 5c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo cds, special black "Shield" flight cachet, red framed ' Correo Aereo' hs. This is one of the legs of the Jimmy Doolittle experimental flights around South America on a Curtis Hawk biplane, and also one of the earliest crossings of the Andes, see Cercle Aיrophilatיlique Franחais no. 30 p2, & Muller #14.

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(Chile) 3rd South American Test Flight (Lt James Doolittle), Santiago to Buenos Aires, b/s 8/5, black "Shield" cachet, red boxed "Correo Aereo" hs, addressed to Curtis Airplane Co,

Chile, 1928, May 8
3rd South American Test Flight (Lt James Doolittle), Santiago to Buenos Aires, b/s 8/5, black "Shield" cachet, red boxed "Correo Aereo" hs, addressed to Curtis Airplane Co,

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(Chile) Lt James Doolittle, Curtis Airplane Co, South American Sales Flight , Santiago to Buenos Aires, bs 8/5, black "Shield" flight cachet, red boxed "Correo Aereo" hs, addressed to Curtis Airplane Co, US Souvenir Historical Flight.

Chile, 1928, May 8
Lt James Doolittle, Curtis Airplane Co, South American Sales Flight , Santiago to Buenos Aires, bs 8/5, black "Shield" flight cachet, red boxed "Correo Aereo" hs, addressed to Curtis Airplane Co, US Souvenir Historical Flight.

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Chile, 1929, Feb 04
Sociedad Aero Navigacion/Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Valparaiso to London, bs 18/2, registered (label) Duncan & Fox commercial cover with logo on flap, franked 70c postage, 70c registration and $3.20 airmail, canc Valparaiso cds. Two weeks in transit.

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(Chile) Chilean Air Force, inauguration of airmail service to the North, F/F Santiago to Chuquiamata, bs 28/2, plain cover franked  1P + 20c airs and 15c ordinary, canc Correo Aereo/Santiago cds, ms 'Primer Viago/Santiago-Arica', red 'Via Aerea' hs, addressed to C.P.Carlson, (Engineer, Chile Exploration Co,) Chuquiamata. One of 52 covers addressed to Chuquiamata and carried to the nearest airport at Tocopilla. The pilot was Bonitez, who later became commandante of the Chilean Air Force. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Rare item

Chile, 1929, Feb 26
Chilean Air Force, inauguration of airmail service to the North, F/F Santiago to Chuquiamata, bs 28/2, plain cover franked 1P + 20c airs and 15c ordinary, canc Correo Aereo/Santiago cds, ms 'Primer Viago/Santiago-Arica', red 'Via Aerea' hs, addressed to C.P.Carlson, (Engineer, Chile Exploration Co,) Chuquiamata. One of 52 covers addressed to Chuquiamata and carried to the nearest airport at Tocopilla. The pilot was Bonitez, who later became commandante of the Chilean Air Force. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Rare item

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Chile, 1929, Mar 16
Chile-Switzerland, cover postmarked Santiago (Chile) March 16, 1929 to Leysin (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s. Cover with the rare Aeropostale circular cachet “Compagnie Gale Aeropostale- ְ expיdier de Buenos Ayres le 21 mars 1929 par avion”. This forwarding cachet led some experts to believe that Mermoz and Collenot, who flew on March 18 from Santiago to Buenos Aires, carried this mail. According to Eduardo Madsen (C.A.F. Bulletin no.30 p.10-11), who reproduces a similar cover with the same cachet, these covers were sent by train across the Andes to Buenos Aires and were not flown. Red airmail label. Creased otherwise clean cover.

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(Chile) Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Santiago to Vienna, via Buenos Aires, 6/7, plain cover, franked 70c postage + $3.20 airmail, canc Santiago cds. An uncommon item with a fine strike fine strike of the Buenos Aires transit cds "A Expedier de Buenos Aires/6 Jul 1929/par Avion Compagnie Gale Aeropostale" was applied to mail during the period before CGA officially opened the airmail service between Santiago and Buenos Aires on 5 September 1929.

Chile, 1929, Jul 04
Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Santiago to Vienna, via Buenos Aires, 6/7, plain cover, franked 70c postage + $3.20 airmail, canc Santiago cds. An uncommon item with a fine strike fine strike of the Buenos Aires transit cds "A Expedier de Buenos Aires/6 Jul 1929/par Avion Compagnie Gale Aeropostale" was applied to mail during the period before CGA officially opened the airmail service between Santiago and Buenos Aires on 5 September 1929.

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(Chile) First return flight, Santiago to Buenos Aires, b/s 18/7, printed air cover, franked 1P20c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo cds, boxed violet "Premier Courier Aerienne Chili-Argentine" cachet. Flown by Mermoz and Guillaumet, Aeropostale. This was the flight which established Lignes Aeriennes Latecoere (CGA) as an airmail carrier.

Chile, 1929, Jul 18
First return flight, Santiago to Buenos Aires, b/s 18/7, printed air cover, franked 1P20c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo cds, boxed violet "Premier Courier Aerienne Chili-Argentine" cachet. Flown by Mermoz and Guillaumet, Aeropostale. This was the flight which established Lignes Aeriennes Latecoere (CGA) as an airmail carrier.

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(Chile) First return flight, Chile to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires 18/7, plain cover franked 'Correo Aereo/Santiago cds/18 Jul 29', boxed black "Premier Courier Aerienne Chili-Argentine" cachet verso, flown by Mermoz and Guillaumet, CGA. This was the flight which established Lignes Aeriennes Latecoere (CGA) as an airmail carrier. Faint tone spots on front

Chile, 1929, Jul 18
First return flight, Chile to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires 18/7, plain cover franked 'Correo Aereo/Santiago cds/18 Jul 29', boxed black "Premier Courier Aerienne Chili-Argentine" cachet verso, flown by Mermoz and Guillaumet, CGA. This was the flight which established Lignes Aeriennes Latecoere (CGA) as an airmail carrier. Faint tone spots on front

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(Chile) PANAGRA/Chilean Air Force, F/F Santiago to Cristobal, bs 25/7, for carriage on the PANAGRA Santiago-Cristobal (Santiago-Orvalle-Copiapo-Antofagasta-Iquique-Arica-Mollendo-Lima-Cristobal) service, airmail cover franked 25c +$3.95 airmail, black framed F/F cachet, red/black airmail etiquette. The plane from the north was not available at Santiago for the departure of the inaugural mail flight, so carried from Santiago to Ovalle by the Chilean Air Force, for OAT by PANAGRA.

Chile, 1929, Jul 22
PANAGRA/Chilean Air Force, F/F Santiago to Cristobal, bs 25/7, for carriage on the PANAGRA Santiago-Cristobal (Santiago-Orvalle-Copiapo-Antofagasta-Iquique-Arica-Mollendo-Lima-Cristobal) service, airmail cover franked 25c +$3.95 airmail, black framed F/F cachet, red/black airmail etiquette. The plane from the north was not available at Santiago for the departure of the inaugural mail flight, so carried from Santiago to Ovalle by the Chilean Air Force, for OAT by PANAGRA.

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(Chile) Panagra/Chilean Air Force, F/F Arica (Chile) to Mollendo (Peru), bs 23/7, airmail cover franked $1.85, red/black airmail etiquette, carried on the inaugural return Panagra Santiago-Cristobal (Santiago-Orvalle-Copiapo-Antofagasta-Iquique-Arica-Mollendo-Lima-Cristobal) service. The plane on the first inward service was held up at Orville with undercarriage problems so, for the return, the mail was carried  from Santiago to Orville by the Chilean Air Force and transferred to the Panagra plane which. having been repaired left Orville on July 22nd. The inauguration of the inward Cristobal-Santiago service on July 16th saw the closure of Mollendo as a stopover, and its replacement by Arica. But, as is evident from this cover, the inaugural return flight did touch down at both towns. An nice exhibit item.. Scarce, and in fine condition.

Chile, 1929, Jul 22
Panagra/Chilean Air Force, F/F Arica (Chile) to Mollendo (Peru), bs 23/7, airmail cover franked $1.85, red/black airmail etiquette, carried on the inaugural return Panagra Santiago-Cristobal (Santiago-Orvalle-Copiapo-Antofagasta-Iquique-Arica-Mollendo-Lima-Cristobal) service. The plane on the first inward service was held up at Orville with undercarriage problems so, for the return, the mail was carried from Santiago to Orville by the Chilean Air Force and transferred to the Panagra plane which. having been repaired left Orville on July 22nd. The inauguration of the inward Cristobal-Santiago service on July 16th saw the closure of Mollendo as a stopover, and its replacement by Arica. But, as is evident from this cover, the inaugural return flight did touch down at both towns. An nice exhibit item.. Scarce, and in fine condition.

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(Chile) Linea Aeropostal Santiago Arica/Panagra, Iquique (Chile) to Cristobal (Canal Zone), bs 1/8, fand on to Balboa 2/8, first acceptance of mail from Iquique for carriage on the Panagra Santiago-Cristobal (Santiago-Orvalle-Copiapo-Antofagasta-Iquique-Arica-Mollendo-Lima-Cristobal) service, airmail cover franked $1.95, red/black airmail etiquette. Flown by Linea Aeropostal Santiago Arica from Iquique to Arica, bs 28/7, then carried by Panagra on the second flight to Cristobal. The fact that this cover was posted in time for the fist flight + the Arica transit cds, indicates that the earlier flights of this service did not land at Iquique and consequently mail was not picked up.  An nice exhibit item. Scarce, and in fine condition.

Chile, 1929, Jul 22
Linea Aeropostal Santiago Arica/Panagra, Iquique (Chile) to Cristobal (Canal Zone), bs 1/8, fand on to Balboa 2/8, first acceptance of mail from Iquique for carriage on the Panagra Santiago-Cristobal (Santiago-Orvalle-Copiapo-Antofagasta-Iquique-Arica-Mollendo-Lima-Cristobal) service, airmail cover franked $1.95, red/black airmail etiquette. Flown by Linea Aeropostal Santiago Arica from Iquique to Arica, bs 28/7, then carried by Panagra on the second flight to Cristobal. The fact that this cover was posted in time for the fist flight + the Arica transit cds, indicates that the earlier flights of this service did not land at Iquique and consequently mail was not picked up. An nice exhibit item. Scarce, and in fine condition.

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Chile, 1929, Aug 14
Compagnie Gיnיrale Aיropostale, 1st regular airmail Chile to Europe, Santiago (Chile) to Buenos Aires, b/s August 16, 1929, also black framed '1954' mail reception mark of Buenos Aires Main Post Office, small cover (6.5 x 10.5 cm) franked 1P20, large red 'Por Avion' hs, verso violet boxed flight cachet “Primer Correo Aereo Directo Chile-Europa”. The famous Aeropostale pilot Henri Guillaumet flew the mail on a Potez 25 from Santiago to Mendoza, and on a Late 26 from Mendoza to Buenos Aires. Only 125 covers carried - most were addressed to Europe but a few, like this one, traveled only to Buenos Aires.

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Chile, 1929, Sep 25
Sociedad Aero Navigacion/Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Valparaiso to London, no arrival ds, plain cover, franked 70c + $3.20 airmail, canc Valparaiso cds, red/black airmail etiquette.

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Chile, 1929, Oct 26
Sociedad Aero Navigacion/Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Valparaiso to London, no arrival ds, Buchanan Jones commercial cover with logo on flap, franked 70c + $6.40 airmail, canc Valparaiso cds, red/black airmail etiquette.

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(Chile) Air France, Valparaiso to London, no arrival ds, Williamson Balfour printed commercial cover franked 3P20c airs and 70c ordinary, typed 'Air Mail'. Likely air by CGA to Natal, then "Aviso" to Dakar, then air AF to Marseille.

Chile, 1930, Mar 5
Air France, Valparaiso to London, no arrival ds, Williamson Balfour printed commercial cover franked 3P20c airs and 70c ordinary, typed 'Air Mail'. Likely air by CGA to Natal, then "Aviso" to Dakar, then air AF to Marseille.

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(Chile) PANAGRA or Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Valparaiso to Hannover, Germany, no arrival ds, plain cover, franked 70c + $6.40 air, canc Valparaiso cds. The postage rate, whether by PANAGRA or CGA, was the same.

Chile, 1930, Apr 13
PANAGRA or Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Valparaiso to Hannover, Germany, no arrival ds, plain cover, franked 70c + $6.40 air, canc Valparaiso cds. The postage rate, whether by PANAGRA or CGA, was the same.

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Chile, 1930, May 08
Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Santiago to Zurich, via Marseiile - Gare 28/5, Escher Wyss & Cie commercial cover with logo on flapplain cover, franked $1.10c postage + $16.00 airmail, canc Santiago cds, red/black airmail etiquette.

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(Chile) PANAGRA or Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Valparaiso to London, no arrival ds, attractive red/blue/cream 'Grace Line' company cover with logo in top lh corner, franked 70c + $6.40 air, canc Valparaiso cds. The postage rate, whether by PANAGRA or CGA, was the same.

Chile, 1930, Jun 10
PANAGRA or Compagnie Generale Aeropostal, early airmail from Valparaiso to London, no arrival ds, attractive red/blue/cream 'Grace Line' company cover with logo in top lh corner, franked 70c + $6.40 air, canc Valparaiso cds. The postage rate, whether by PANAGRA or CGA, was the same.

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(Chile) Guillaumet flight, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Valparaiso September 15, 1932 addressed to Husum (Germany) with arrival b/s September 27th. This cover was certainly flown across the Andes from Santiago (Chile) to Mendoza and then to Buenos Aires by famous pilot Henri Guillaumet. After his well-known flights in 1929 and 1930, Guillaumet did the weekly cross-Andes flights from May 24, 1932 to September 15, 1934 (CAF Bulletin no. 30 p.15 note.).

Chile, 1932, Sep 15
Guillaumet flight, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Valparaiso September 15, 1932 addressed to Husum (Germany) with arrival b/s September 27th. This cover was certainly flown across the Andes from Santiago (Chile) to Mendoza and then to Buenos Aires by famous pilot Henri Guillaumet. After his well-known flights in 1929 and 1930, Guillaumet did the weekly cross-Andes flights from May 24, 1932 to September 15, 1934 (CAF Bulletin no. 30 p.15 note.).

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(Chile) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, a rare red/white/blue CGA New Year Greetings card, Valpariso to Rome, no arrival ds, franked at the special 40c postage + $1.20 airmail rate, canc Valpariso cds, "Felicitationes/Pascua y Ana Nuevo" printed in blue in the top right hand corner with winged envelope and arrow logo.

Chile, 1932, Dec 15
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, a rare red/white/blue CGA New Year Greetings card, Valpariso to Rome, no arrival ds, franked at the special 40c postage + $1.20 airmail rate, canc Valpariso cds, "Felicitationes/Pascua y Ana Nuevo" printed in blue in the top right hand corner with winged envelope and arrow logo.

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Chile, 1933, Oct 27
Airmail cover postmarked Santiago (Chile) October 27, 1933 and addressed to Barcelona (Spain) with arrival b/s November 6th. This cover was certainly flown across the Andes from Santiago (Chile) to Mendoza and then to Buenos Aires by famous pilot Henri Guillaumet. After his well-known flights in 1929 and 1930, Guillaumet did the weekly cross-Andes flights from May 24, 1932 to September 15, 1934 (CAF Bulletin no. 30 p.15 note.). Covers to Spain are quite scarce. Light fold not affecting stamps

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(Chile) Panagra, Chile to Panama, flown Santiago to Cristobal, bs 31/12, Tiente Club airmail corner cover, franked 3P 30 airs and 25c ordinary.

Chile, 1933, Dec 27
Panagra, Chile to Panama, flown Santiago to Cristobal, bs 31/12, Tiente Club airmail corner cover, franked 3P 30 airs and 25c ordinary.

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(Chile) Panagra, Antofagasta to London, no arrival ds, via Cristobal 11/2 and New York 14/2, printed registered (hs) printed 'Via Aerea/Correo Aereo' company cover, 20x10 cm, franked 16P 60c cancelled weak Antofagasta cds, addressed to the Antofagasta and Bolivia Railway Company, London. Please note, the date on the departure postmark is illegible.

Chile, 1934, Feb 1
Panagra, Antofagasta to London, no arrival ds, via Cristobal 11/2 and New York 14/2, printed registered (hs) printed 'Via Aerea/Correo Aereo' company cover, 20x10 cm, franked 16P 60c cancelled weak Antofagasta cds, addressed to the Antofagasta and Bolivia Railway Company, London. Please note, the date on the departure postmark is illegible.

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(Chile) Chile to the Channel Islands, Santiago to Jersey via Cristobal 21/3, New York 26/3 and Plymouth, Devon Registered 3/4, Hotel Crillon Santiago corner cover franked $17.10 ($1.20 surface, $1.30 reg fee, $7.30 x2, canc Santiago cds. Scarce destination, great routing.

Chile, 1934, Mar 17
Chile to the Channel Islands, Santiago to Jersey via Cristobal 21/3, New York 26/3 and Plymouth, Devon Registered 3/4, Hotel Crillon Santiago corner cover franked $17.10 ($1.20 surface, $1.30 reg fee, $7.30 x2, canc Santiago cds. Scarce destination, great routing.

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(Chile) Panagra, Chile to Peru, Santiago to Lima, bs 6/4, commercial "Hotel Crillon", Santiago imprint etiquette air cover franked 3P 40c inc 2P air. Uncommon  destination.

Chile, 1934, Apr 5
Panagra, Chile to Peru, Santiago to Lima, bs 6/4, commercial "Hotel Crillon", Santiago imprint etiquette air cover franked 3P 40c inc 2P air. Uncommon destination.

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(Chile) Valpariso to Toronto, no arrival ds, Williamson, Balfour commercial airmail cover, franked 8.5P, fine strike red two line"Via Aerea/Panagra" hand stamp.

Chile, 1934, Sep 22
Valpariso to Toronto, no arrival ds, Williamson, Balfour commercial airmail cover, franked 8.5P, fine strike red two line"Via Aerea/Panagra" hand stamp.

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(Chile) Chile to Spain, Air France 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), Santiago to Malaga, bs Alicante machine cancel, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked Sc. 185, C19, C39 and C43, canc Santiago cds. Flown over the Andes to Buenos Aires and on to 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). 3mm non invasive trim along top edge.

Chile, 1934, Sep 29
Chile to Spain, Air France 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), Santiago to Malaga, bs Alicante machine cancel, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked Sc. 185, C19, C39 and C43, canc Santiago cds. Flown over the Andes to Buenos Aires and on to 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). 3mm non invasive trim along top edge.

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(Chile) Valpariso to Los Angeles, no arrival ds, airmail cover, franked 3.8P, fine strike red one line"Via Aerea/Panagra" hand stamp. Please note this cover is c1925, but the postmark is illegible.

Chile, 1935, Jan 1
Valpariso to Los Angeles, no arrival ds, airmail cover, franked 3.8P, fine strike red one line"Via Aerea/Panagra" hand stamp. Please note this cover is c1925, but the postmark is illegible.

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(Chile) Air France, Valparaiso to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/light grey Compagnie Generale Aeropostale imprint airmail etiquette cover, franked 6P airs and 1.70P ordinary. Likely air by CGA to Natal, then "Aviso" to Dakar, then air AF to Marseille.

Chile, 1935, Feb 13
Air France, Valparaiso to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/light grey Compagnie Generale Aeropostale imprint airmail etiquette cover, franked 6P airs and 1.70P ordinary. Likely air by CGA to Natal, then "Aviso" to Dakar, then air AF to Marseille.

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(Chile) Cover postmarked Valparaiso (Chile) April 23, 1935 to Geneva with no arrival b/s but transit Marseille Gare Avion b/s of May 5th. Total postage of 7.8 pesos. Interesting failed attempt to connect with the GRAF ZEPPELIN flight. The sender had written instructions to connect with the Graf Zeppelin from Buenos Aires to Pernambuco. On this second South American flight of 1935, the Zeppelin did not go to Buenos Aires but began its return trip in Rio on April 25. The cover was flown by Air France (or Panagra) from Santiago to Buenos Aires but obviously failed to connect with the Graf Zeppelin in Rio. It then took the usual Air France air/ship route from Natal to France. A little trimmed on top. Interesting also for Zeppelin collectors.

Chile, 1935, Apr 23
Cover postmarked Valparaiso (Chile) April 23, 1935 to Geneva with no arrival b/s but transit Marseille Gare Avion b/s of May 5th. Total postage of 7.8 pesos. Interesting failed attempt to connect with the GRAF ZEPPELIN flight. The sender had written instructions to connect with the Graf Zeppelin from Buenos Aires to Pernambuco. On this second South American flight of 1935, the Zeppelin did not go to Buenos Aires but began its return trip in Rio on April 25. The cover was flown by Air France (or Panagra) from Santiago to Buenos Aires but obviously failed to connect with the Graf Zeppelin in Rio. It then took the usual Air France air/ship route from Natal to France. A little trimmed on top. Interesting also for Zeppelin collectors.

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Chile, 1935, Oct 9
DLH-Condor, F/F Santiago to Stuttgart service, plain cover carried across the Andes on the Santiago to Rio de Janeiro leg, bs 10/10, red flight cachet, violet st line 'Via Condor' hs. Haberer 2369a.

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(Chile) Panagra, diplomatic airmail, Santiago to Connecticut, no arrival ds, printed 'US Embassy/Panagra' airmail cover, franked $14.60, three line "Free/Diplomatic Mail/Correspondencia Diplomatica" and black circular 'US Embassy/Santiago' hand stamps. As this was diplomatic mail only the UPAE (Postal Union of the Americas and Spain) fee was applied. No internal airmail fee and no internal postage charge were levied. Interesting.

Chile, 1935, Nov 19
Panagra, diplomatic airmail, Santiago to Connecticut, no arrival ds, printed 'US Embassy/Panagra' airmail cover, franked $14.60, three line "Free/Diplomatic Mail/Correspondencia Diplomatica" and black circular 'US Embassy/Santiago' hand stamps. As this was diplomatic mail only the UPAE (Postal Union of the Americas and Spain) fee was applied. No internal airmail fee and no internal postage charge were levied. Interesting.

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(Chile) Panagra, Chile to Ecuador, Valparaiso to Quito, via Guayaquil, airmail cover franked 13P air and 1P20 ordinary.

Chile, 1936, May 12
Panagra, Chile to Ecuador, Valparaiso to Quito, via Guayaquil, airmail cover franked 13P air and 1P20 ordinary.

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(Chile) Air cover to Switzerland, no arrival ds, airmail envelope franked 9.30P, canc Santiago cds,  black Marseilles Jusqu'a confirming carriage by Air France. Cover has 2mm trim along top edge. See scan.

Chile, 1936, Jun 10
Air cover to Switzerland, no arrival ds, airmail envelope franked 9.30P, canc Santiago cds, black Marseilles Jusqu'a confirming carriage by Air France. Cover has 2mm trim along top edge. See scan.

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(Chile) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, a rare blue/dark blue CGA New Year Greetings card N23A, Santiago to Paris , 31/12 arrival cds on front, correctly rated 3P 20c

Chile, 1936, Dec 26
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, a rare blue/dark blue CGA New Year Greetings card N23A, Santiago to Paris , 31/12 arrival cds on front, correctly rated 3P 20c

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(Chile) Syndicato Condor, Santiago to Scotland, no arrival ds, airmail cover franked 18.80P, large unframed "Via Condor" cachet. Syndicato Condor had an extension from Sxantiago to Buenos Aires.

Chile, 1937, Mar 03
Syndicato Condor, Santiago to Scotland, no arrival ds, airmail cover franked 18.80P, large unframed "Via Condor" cachet. Syndicato Condor had an extension from Sxantiago to Buenos Aires.

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Chile, 1937, Mar 07
Panagra-Pan Am, experimental US postal agency at Barranquilla for exchange of airlines, registered (hs) airmail cover addressed to The Physicians Co-Operative Association, Chicago, franked 7P 80c, canc Santiago 7 Mar.1937, carried by Panagra to Barranquilla, 10/3, where the US posta agency back stamp was applied and airlines exchanged, and then by Pan Am to Miami and Chicago, bs 11/3. At Barranquilla mail was sorted by destination, and placed in sealed bags, without marking. Only when there were to few for a destination to warrant a sealed bag was the US Barranquilla Postal Agency hs applied verso. Therefore such marks are very rare (see article by J. West, London Philatelist, Sep. 19996, pp215-221). Barranquilla was tried for a year from 15/6/36 to 14/7/37, but was not preferred and reverted to Cristobal. A significant historical item.

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(Chile) Airmail cover to Prague, Czechoslovakia, 26/3 arrival ds on front, and on to Haida 27/3, grey company airmail cover franked10P 30c, canc Correo Aereo/Santiago cds. The fast transit time of six days precludes carriage by Panagra. The dates indicate Air France flight #86R, which left Natal on March 22nd. Plane V. de Montevideo, pilot Guillaumet, uncommon destination.

Chile, 1937, Mar 20
Airmail cover to Prague, Czechoslovakia, 26/3 arrival ds on front, and on to Haida 27/3, grey company airmail cover franked10P 30c, canc Correo Aereo/Santiago cds. The fast transit time of six days precludes carriage by Panagra. The dates indicate Air France flight #86R, which left Natal on March 22nd. Plane V. de Montevideo, pilot Guillaumet, uncommon destination.

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(Chile) 250th South Atlantic crossing, Condor/Lufthansa, Valparaiso to Hamburg, bs 14/6, carried from Santiago across the Andes to Buenos Aires, then OAT to Europe,  airmail cover franked $1.80 postage + $8.50 airmail, purple 'flag' flight cachet.

Chile, 1937, Jun 9
250th South Atlantic crossing, Condor/Lufthansa, Valparaiso to Hamburg, bs 14/6, carried from Santiago across the Andes to Buenos Aires, then OAT to Europe, airmail cover franked $1.80 postage + $8.50 airmail, purple 'flag' flight cachet.

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(Chile) Panagra/Pan Am, Santiago to Paraguay, via Buenos Aires 1/9 transit cds, commercial airmail corner cover from the West India Oil Company Chile franked 6P air and 20 ordinary, black '301' in circleBuenos Aires transit post office mark; wax company seal verso.

Chile, 1937, Aug 31
Panagra/Pan Am, Santiago to Paraguay, via Buenos Aires 1/9 transit cds, commercial airmail corner cover from the West India Oil Company Chile franked 6P air and 20 ordinary, black '301' in circleBuenos Aires transit post office mark; wax company seal verso.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1937, Sep 15
Syndicato Condor, Santiago to Manchester, no arrival ds, blue/pale blue Condor company cover with winged logo in top lh corner and 'Par Avion - Via Condor' text along bottom edge, franked 10.30P. Syndicato Condor had an extension from Santiago to Buenos Aires.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Air France/DLH, Chile to Switzerland, commercial airmail cover franked 18P airs and 80c ordinary, Valparaiso to Zurich, via Marseille, black double bar Jusqu'a applied at Marseilles to cancel stamps, red 'Via Aerea/Air France' and 'Air France' hs's. Tiny nibble lh edge does not detract.

Chile, 1937, Dec 3
Air France/DLH, Chile to Switzerland, commercial airmail cover franked 18P airs and 80c ordinary, Valparaiso to Zurich, via Marseille, black double bar Jusqu'a applied at Marseilles to cancel stamps, red 'Via Aerea/Air France' and 'Air France' hs's. Tiny nibble lh edge does not detract.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Santiago to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 19/10, commercial corner cover franked 7P 60c, red.white/blue airmail etiquette.

Chile, 1938, Oct 15
Santiago to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 19/10, commercial corner cover franked 7P 60c, red.white/blue airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Chile to Denmark, flown by LATI, scarce early uncensored WWII imprint etiquette company airmail cover, Santiago to Copenhagen, franked 12P 60c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 17 Feb 40 cds. This cover is correctly rated for Chile to Europe by LATI (see Boyle p656). Flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Bermuda censor and franking confirms not flown by PAA. Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then LATI to Rome. No German or Danish censor because Denmark was not invaded until 9/4/40 (Boyle p337).

Chile, 1940, Feb 17
Chile to Denmark, flown by LATI, scarce early uncensored WWII imprint etiquette company airmail cover, Santiago to Copenhagen, franked 12P 60c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 17 Feb 40 cds. This cover is correctly rated for Chile to Europe by LATI (see Boyle p656). Flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Bermuda censor and franking confirms not flown by PAA. Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then LATI to Rome. No German or Danish censor because Denmark was not invaded until 9/4/40 (Boyle p337).

Perceived Value

(Chile) Valparaiso to London, via Santiago 3/7, censored Panagra green/grey airmail envelope with red/blue border and  'Por Avion - Panagra' in black along bottom edge, sealed B&W OBE #4818 (Bermuda) censor tape.

Chile, 1940, Jul 03
Valparaiso to London, via Santiago 3/7, censored Panagra green/grey airmail envelope with red/blue border and 'Por Avion - Panagra' in black along bottom edge, sealed B&W OBE #4818 (Bermuda) censor tape.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Chile to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail cover, Santiago to Leipzig, franked 12P 60, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 26 Aug 40 cds, ms "via Condor-LATI", blue 'Ae' in circle German censor mark on front, indicating inspected in Frankfurt, but not opened. This cover is correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41, Boyle p656). Flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

Chile, 1940, Aug 26
Chile to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail cover, Santiago to Leipzig, franked 12P 60, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 26 Aug 40 cds, ms "via Condor-LATI", blue 'Ae' in circle German censor mark on front, indicating inspected in Frankfurt, but not opened. This cover is correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41, Boyle p656). Flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Chile to Switzerland, interesting uncensored WWII airmail cover, Santiago to Lausanne, 1/11 arrival ds on front, franked 9P 10c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 21 Oct 40 cds. In spite of intended franking for Pan Am (LATI should be 12P 60, see Beith p41) and the typed endorsement 'Por Avion Panagra via New York-Suiza', it is more likely that this item was flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service because (1) no Bermuda censor -PAA only bypassed the UK censor in Bermuda between March 40-Sep 40, see Boyle, (2) the fast 11 day depart/arrival transit time, and (3) no German censorship - because LATI mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. A fine  item which illustrates both the fascination and the challenge of LATI covers.

Chile, 1940, Oct 21
Chile to Switzerland, interesting uncensored WWII airmail cover, Santiago to Lausanne, 1/11 arrival ds on front, franked 9P 10c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 21 Oct 40 cds. In spite of intended franking for Pan Am (LATI should be 12P 60, see Beith p41) and the typed endorsement 'Por Avion Panagra via New York-Suiza', it is more likely that this item was flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service because (1) no Bermuda censor -PAA only bypassed the UK censor in Bermuda between March 40-Sep 40, see Boyle, (2) the fast 11 day depart/arrival transit time, and (3) no German censorship - because LATI mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. A fine item which illustrates both the fascination and the challenge of LATI covers.

Perceived Value

(Chile) LATI, Chile to Sweden, scarce uncensored WWII airmail cover, Santiago to Vaxjo, franked 23P20, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo cds, typed 'Via Condor-LATI'. Flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio 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, also no German censor. Not all mail passing through Germany en route from Italy to neutral Sweden was censored (see Boyle).

Chile, 1940, Nov 5
LATI, Chile to Sweden, scarce uncensored WWII airmail cover, Santiago to Vaxjo, franked 23P20, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo cds, typed 'Via Condor-LATI'. Flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio 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, also no German censor. Not all mail passing through Germany en route from Italy to neutral Sweden was censored (see Boyle).

Perceived Value

(Chile) LATI World War II censored airmail cover to Germany, correctly rated 12.40P (see Beith page 41), canc Santiago cds, black  "Via CONDOR-LATI" hs, ms "Via Condor-LATI/Correo Aereo", purple on white code e (Frankfurt) OKW censor tape,  tied by black circular eagle and swastika censor mark, grey airmail envelope.

Chile, 1940, Nov 12
LATI World War II censored airmail cover to Germany, correctly rated 12.40P (see Beith page 41), canc Santiago cds, black "Via CONDOR-LATI" hs, ms "Via Condor-LATI/Correo Aereo", purple on white code e (Frankfurt) OKW censor tape, tied by black circular eagle and swastika censor mark, grey airmail envelope.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Chile to Argentina, Panagra double rate uncensored WWII grey airmail cover, Santiago to Buenos Aires, bs Via Aerea/Buenos Aires/Feb 18/ 1941 machine cancel, franked 4P20c (the double rate for Panagra), canc Santiago/Correo Aereo, 8 Apr 41 cds. Airmail from Chile to Buenos Aires could be carried by Panagra or by the more costly Syndicato Condor. Chilean mail destined for carriage to Europe by LATI was flown to Rio via Buenos Aires by Syndicato Condor. An nice collateral LATI item.

Chile, 1941, Feb 18
Chile to Argentina, Panagra double rate uncensored WWII grey airmail cover, Santiago to Buenos Aires, bs Via Aerea/Buenos Aires/Feb 18/ 1941 machine cancel, franked 4P20c (the double rate for Panagra), canc Santiago/Correo Aereo, 8 Apr 41 cds. Airmail from Chile to Buenos Aires could be carried by Panagra or by the more costly Syndicato Condor. Chilean mail destined for carriage to Europe by LATI was flown to Rio via Buenos Aires by Syndicato Condor. An nice collateral LATI item.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Chile to Argentina, Syndicato Condor double rate uncensored WWII grey/pale blue airmail cover with imprint outline of plane in flight, Santiago to Buenos Aires, bs Via Aerea/Buenos Aires/Abr 9/1941 machine cancel, franked 6P 10c (double rate for Syndicato Condor), canc Santiago/Correo Aereo, 8 Apr 41 cds, blue 'Via Condor-LATI'  directional hs'. Airmail from Chile to Buenos Aires could be carried by Panagra or by the more costly Syndicato Condor. Chilean mail destined for carriage to Europe by LATI was flown to Rio via Buenos Aires by Syndicato Condor. An nice collateral LATI item.

Chile, 1941, Apr 08
Chile to Argentina, Syndicato Condor double rate uncensored WWII grey/pale blue airmail cover with imprint outline of plane in flight, Santiago to Buenos Aires, bs Via Aerea/Buenos Aires/Abr 9/1941 machine cancel, franked 6P 10c (double rate for Syndicato Condor), canc Santiago/Correo Aereo, 8 Apr 41 cds, blue 'Via Condor-LATI' directional hs'. Airmail from Chile to Buenos Aires could be carried by Panagra or by the more costly Syndicato Condor. Chilean mail destined for carriage to Europe by LATI was flown to Rio via Buenos Aires by Syndicato Condor. An nice collateral LATI item.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1941, Apr 15
Chile to Bohemia & Moravia, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail cover addressed to Sra. Goldschmied, Santiago to Prague, bs 2/5/41, franked 12P 60c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 15 Apr 41 cds, ms "Via LATI/Europe", sealed black/white OKW censor seal, code e (Frankfurt) censor tape, tied by red circular eagle and swastika censor mark, also German framed number censor marks verso. This cover is correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41). Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, LATI to Rome, then DLH to Germany. No Bermuda censor and franking confirms not flown by PAA. 3-4mm trim right hand edge, otherwise fine.

Perceived Value

(Chile) LATI World War II censored airmail cover to Germany, "Via Condor" airmail envelope with winged logo and verso large red boxed 'Condor-Lufthansa' agency hs, correctly rated 12.60P (see Beith page 41), canc Santiago cds, violet "Via CONDOR-LATI" hs, blue circular "Ad" (Munich) censor mark indicating mail, though not opened, had passed through the censorship system.

Chile, 1941, Jun 07
LATI World War II censored airmail cover to Germany, "Via Condor" airmail envelope with winged logo and verso large red boxed 'Condor-Lufthansa' agency hs, correctly rated 12.60P (see Beith page 41), canc Santiago cds, violet "Via CONDOR-LATI" hs, blue circular "Ad" (Munich) censor mark indicating mail, though not opened, had passed through the censorship system.

Perceived Value

(Chile) LATI World War II censored airmail cover from Valparaiso to Louise Stoehr, Berlin-Hermsdorf, via Santiago 10/12, correctly rated 12.60P (see Beith page 41), typed "Via Condor LATI", black on white OKW, code d (Munich) censor tape, tied by black circular eagle and swastika censor mark, grey airmail envelope.

Chile, 1941, Jun 17
LATI World War II censored airmail cover from Valparaiso to Louise Stoehr, Berlin-Hermsdorf, via Santiago 10/12, correctly rated 12.60P (see Beith page 41), typed "Via Condor LATI", black on white OKW, code d (Munich) censor tape, tied by black circular eagle and swastika censor mark, grey airmail envelope.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Chile to Bohemia & Moravia, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail cover addressed to Sra. Goldschmied, Santiago to Prague, b/s, franked 12P 60c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 24 Jun 41 cds, ms "Via LATI/Europe", blue 'Ad' in circle German censor mark, indicating inspected in Munich, but not opened, also German ring with number 22 censor mark. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41). Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, LATI to Rome, then DLH to Germany.

Chile, 1941, Jun 24
Chile to Bohemia & Moravia, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail cover addressed to Sra. Goldschmied, Santiago to Prague, b/s, franked 12P 60c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 24 Jun 41 cds, ms "Via LATI/Europe", blue 'Ad' in circle German censor mark, indicating inspected in Munich, but not opened, also German ring with number 22 censor mark. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41). Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, LATI to Rome, then DLH to Germany.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Chile to Switzerland, flown by LATI, scarce uncensored WWII registered (hs) airmail cover, Santiago to Grenchen, bs 19/8, franked 11P 20c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 17 Jul 41 cds, black 'Condor-LATI' x2  directional hs's, typed "Via Panagra/Via USA" which has been crossed out. In spite of intended franking for Pan Am (LATI should be 12P 50c + registration fee, see Beith p41), we believe that this item was flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service because (1) no Bermuda censor (PAA only bypassed the UK censor in Bermuda between March 40-Sep 40, see Boyle), (2) no German censorship - because LATI mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). There is no Swiss censor because Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII.  A fine item which illustrates both the fascination

Chile, 1941, Jul 17
Chile to Switzerland, flown by LATI, scarce uncensored WWII registered (hs) airmail cover, Santiago to Grenchen, bs 19/8, franked 11P 20c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 17 Jul 41 cds, black 'Condor-LATI' x2 directional hs's, typed "Via Panagra/Via USA" which has been crossed out. In spite of intended franking for Pan Am (LATI should be 12P 50c + registration fee, see Beith p41), we believe that this item was flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service because (1) no Bermuda censor (PAA only bypassed the UK censor in Bermuda between March 40-Sep 40, see Boyle), (2) no German censorship - because LATI mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). There is no Swiss censor because Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII. A fine item which illustrates both the fascination

Perceived Value

(Chile) Chile to Switzerland, interesting and rare TRIPLE rated uncensored WWII registered (hs) airmail cover likely flown by LATI, Santiago to Geneva, addressed to the International Red Cross, Central Agency for Prisoners of War, franked 34P 60c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 22 Jul 41 cds. This cover is triple rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41, Boyle p656). Flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Bermuda censor and very high franking confirms not flown by PAA. Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII, and no German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle).  Nice item.

Chile, 1941, Jul 22
Chile to Switzerland, interesting and rare TRIPLE rated uncensored WWII registered (hs) airmail cover likely flown by LATI, Santiago to Geneva, addressed to the International Red Cross, Central Agency for Prisoners of War, franked 34P 60c, canc Santiago/Correo Aereo 22 Jul 41 cds. This cover is triple rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41, Boyle p656). Flown from Santiago through the Andes (Mendoza-Buenos Aires-Montevideo) to Rםo de Janeiro by CONDOR, then all the way from Rio to Rome by LATI, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Bermuda censor and very high franking confirms not flown by PAA. Switzerland did not censor incoming or outgoing mail during WWII, and no German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). Nice item.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1941, Aug 26
LATI World War II censored registered airmail cover addressed to Louise Stoehr, Berlin-Hermsdorf, bs 14/9, via Santiago 26/82, correctly rated 14.30P for registered mail (see Beith page 41), canc Valparaiso cds, red 'Certificado' hs, typed "Via Condor LATI", black on white OKW, code d (Munich) censor tape, tied by purple circular eagle and swastika censor mark, grey airmail envelope.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Panagra Hand Stamp, Panagra/North Atlantic Air Service, Valparaiso to England, no arrival ds, double censored airmail cover franked 13.80P, red two line "Panagra/Via New York-Lisboa", "Written in English" , and "Via Aerea" hand stamps, sealed US #73** (?New York), and British Caribbean OBE #1654 censor tapes.

Chile, 1941, Sep 11
Panagra Hand Stamp, Panagra/North Atlantic Air Service, Valparaiso to England, no arrival ds, double censored airmail cover franked 13.80P, red two line "Panagra/Via New York-Lisboa", "Written in English" , and "Via Aerea" hand stamps, sealed US #73** (?New York), and British Caribbean OBE #1654 censor tapes.

Perceived Value

(Chile) WWII, Panagra Hand Stamp, Santiago to Ohio, b/s, via Miami 17/4 and Clevelan 18/4, censored registered (label) airmail cover franked 8.60P, violet  "Via Panagra" hs, sealed US EB #2222 (Miami) censor tape.

Chile, 1942, Apr 16
WWII, Panagra Hand Stamp, Santiago to Ohio, b/s, via Miami 17/4 and Clevelan 18/4, censored registered (label) airmail cover franked 8.60P, violet "Via Panagra" hs, sealed US EB #2222 (Miami) censor tape.

Perceived Value

(Chile) PANAGRA, airmail round trip test letter from Washington to Santiago with red boxed "Return to Sender",  added Chile stamps cancelled for return, and red boxed "via PANAGRA/ Air Mail Test Received"  hs verso, plain cover franked 10c US and $3.60 Chilian stamps.  These covers are "souvenirs of an important new rate which is not listed in AAMC" and " lucky survivors of an exceptionally nice Transport Series usage", see March 1996 American Philatelist.

Chile, 1946, Nov 1
PANAGRA, airmail round trip test letter from Washington to Santiago with red boxed "Return to Sender", added Chile stamps cancelled for return, and red boxed "via PANAGRA/ Air Mail Test Received" hs verso, plain cover franked 10c US and $3.60 Chilian stamps. These covers are "souvenirs of an important new rate which is not listed in AAMC" and " lucky survivors of an exceptionally nice Transport Series usage", see March 1996 American Philatelist.

Perceived Value

(Chile) FAMA/BSAA/LAN, Iquique to London, no arrival ds, via Santiago 7/12, carried on F/F FAMA/BSAA from Santiago to London, plain cover franked 8P70 (1P20 for LAN, 2P50 for surface and 5P for air supplement), typed "Via Buenos Aires-Lisboa-Londres". In cooperation with BSAA, FAMA started its international role from Santiago 0n 7/12/1946. This cover was flown from Iquique to Santiago by The Chilean National Airline LAN. Interesting.

Chile, 1946, Dec 6
FAMA/BSAA/LAN, Iquique to London, no arrival ds, via Santiago 7/12, carried on F/F FAMA/BSAA from Santiago to London, plain cover franked 8P70 (1P20 for LAN, 2P50 for surface and 5P for air supplement), typed "Via Buenos Aires-Lisboa-Londres". In cooperation with BSAA, FAMA started its international role from Santiago 0n 7/12/1946. This cover was flown from Iquique to Santiago by The Chilean National Airline LAN. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Early post war North Trans Atlantic airmail cover to Rome, bs 26/3, franked 5.40P canc Santiago cds, Hotel Crillon printed corner cover (actual day of postage is unclear). ?BSAA.

Chile, 1947, Mar 01
Early post war North Trans Atlantic airmail cover to Rome, bs 26/3, franked 5.40P canc Santiago cds, Hotel Crillon printed corner cover (actual day of postage is unclear). ?BSAA.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Panagra Hand Stamp, Panagra/FAM 18, Santiago to London, no arrival ds, airmail cover franked 10.80P, violet "Via Panagra" hs.

Chile, 1947, May 03
Panagra Hand Stamp, Panagra/FAM 18, Santiago to London, no arrival ds, airmail cover franked 10.80P, violet "Via Panagra" hs.

Perceived Value

(Chile) BSAA, Santiago to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, airmail commercial corner cover addressed to the Royal Netherlands Steamship Co, franked 8P10.

Chile, 1947, May 28
BSAA, Santiago to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, airmail commercial corner cover addressed to the Royal Netherlands Steamship Co, franked 8P10.

Perceived Value

(Chile) BSAA into Santiago from Prague, bs 28/6, airmail cover franked 11.50Kc, verso bilingual hs "Dodging military service is deserting one's country". The transit time could only have been achieved by a joint BEA/BSAA service the BSAA flight leaving London on Wednesday 25th. An interesting item on two counts - BSAA westbound airmail is scarce, and the strong feelings in Chile about draft evasion. Chile was one of the first countries in Latin America to introduce compulsory military service (SMO), through the Recruit and Replacement Act of 1900.

Chile, 1947, Jun 19
BSAA into Santiago from Prague, bs 28/6, airmail cover franked 11.50Kc, verso bilingual hs "Dodging military service is deserting one's country". The transit time could only have been achieved by a joint BEA/BSAA service the BSAA flight leaving London on Wednesday 25th. An interesting item on two counts - BSAA westbound airmail is scarce, and the strong feelings in Chile about draft evasion. Chile was one of the first countries in Latin America to introduce compulsory military service (SMO), through the Recruit and Replacement Act of 1900.

Perceived Value

(Chile) BSAA, Santiago to Rome bs 4/7, and on to Sparanese Comperta 9/7, airmail cover addressed to Barone di Montanaro deReutis, franked 10P (2P50 surface and 7P50 air supplement.

Chile, 1947, Jun 26
BSAA, Santiago to Rome bs 4/7, and on to Sparanese Comperta 9/7, airmail cover addressed to Barone di Montanaro deReutis, franked 10P (2P50 surface and 7P50 air supplement.

Perceived Value

(Chile) BSAA, Santiago to Sweden, no arrival ds, airmail commercial corner cover franked 7P70 (2P50 for surface and 5P20 for air supplement) , typed "Via BSAA".

Chile, 1948, Feb 4
BSAA, Santiago to Sweden, no arrival ds, airmail commercial corner cover franked 7P70 (2P50 for surface and 5P20 for air supplement) , typed "Via BSAA".

Perceived Value

(Chile) Linea Aerea Nacional Maggalanes/BSAA, Punta Arenas to London, 8/8/48 company arrival ds, airmail cover addressed to Hovenden R. & Sons, franked 4p.40 for surface and LAN and 5P air supplement.

Chile, 1948, Jul 30
Linea Aerea Nacional Maggalanes/BSAA, Punta Arenas to London, 8/8/48 company arrival ds, airmail cover addressed to Hovenden R. & Sons, franked 4p.40 for surface and LAN and 5P air supplement.

Perceived Value

(Chile) BSAA, Valparaiso to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, airmail commercial corner cover addressed to the Royal Netherlands Steamship Co, franked 8P10.

Chile, 1948, Oct 8
BSAA, Valparaiso to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, airmail commercial corner cover addressed to the Royal Netherlands Steamship Co, franked 8P10.

Perceived Value

(Chile) BSAA, Santiago to Switzerland, bs Berne 1/11, registered (hs) cover franked 10P.

Chile, 1948, Oct 26
BSAA, Santiago to Switzerland, bs Berne 1/11, registered (hs) cover franked 10P.

Perceived Value

(Chile) BSAA, Santiago to Sweden, no arrival ds, airmail commercial corner cover franked 12P90 (2P50 for surface and 5Px2 for air supplement), typed "Via BSAA".

Chile, 1948, Dec 21
BSAA, Santiago to Sweden, no arrival ds, airmail commercial corner cover franked 12P90 (2P50 for surface and 5Px2 for air supplement), typed "Via BSAA".

Perceived Value

Chile, 1949, Jul 22
Panagra, celebrating 20 years of service, Chile to USA, Santiago to New York, 25/7 arrival ds on front, circular black souvenir cachet, airmail cover franked 3P80.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Panagra Hand Stamp, Santiago to England, no arrival ds, airmail cover franked 7.50P, black "Via Panagra" hs.

Chile, 1950, Apr 04
Panagra Hand Stamp, Santiago to England, no arrival ds, airmail cover franked 7.50P, black "Via Panagra" hs.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1952, Nov 8
KLM F/F DC 6B, Santiago to Amsterdam 10/11 arrival ds on front, souvenir company PPC franked 7P 50c, verso fine B&W photo of KLM DC-6B PH-TFK in flight with facsimile signature of the pilot K.J. Rupplin von Keffkon. Attractive item.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1958, Apr 11
DLH F/F Santiago to Frankfurt, bs 13/4, airmail cover, black framed and blue rounded corner F/F cachets. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Panagra, Valparaiso to Washington, bs 19/2, registered (hs) commercial corner airmail cover franked 10P x4 airs and 50P ordinary stamp tying edge of fine yellow/white/green 'Via Panagra' etiquette.

Chile, 1959, Feb 17
Panagra, Valparaiso to Washington, bs 19/2, registered (hs) commercial corner airmail cover franked 10P x4 airs and 50P ordinary stamp tying edge of fine yellow/white/green 'Via Panagra' etiquette.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1960, Jan 26
BOAC Comet 4, F/F, Santiago to London, bs 28/1, London to Santiago, cachet, b/s, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1960, Jan 27
BOAC F/F Comet 4, Santiago to London, cachet, souvenir cover, company arrival ds.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1961, Aug 31
Panagra, first DC8 jet, Miami-Santiago, b/s, cachet, air cover.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1966, Jan 12
DLH F/F Santiago to Kingston, Jamaica, bs 11/1, plain cover, red framed F/F cachet, note date error in b/s. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Chile) DLH, F/F Santiago to Geneva, no arrival ds, black/yellow/cream souvenir cover, franked  65c, weak postmark, red framed flight cachet. Also commemorated the 20th anniversary of Panagra.

Chile, 1966, Oct 31
DLH, F/F Santiago to Geneva, no arrival ds, black/yellow/cream souvenir cover, franked 65c, weak postmark, red framed flight cachet. Also commemorated the 20th anniversary of Panagra.

Perceived Value

(Chile) Sabena, F/F Santiago to Brussels, bs 16/4, souvenir cover, flight cachet.

Chile, 1971, Apr 15
Sabena, F/F Santiago to Brussels, bs 16/4, souvenir cover, flight cachet.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1971, Jul 17
Lan-Chile, F/F Santiago to Havana, b/s 19/7, red flight cachet, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

Chile, 1980, Apr 11
DLH, F/F B 747 Santiago to Frankfurt, no arrival ds, souvenir cover franked $12, special cachet post mark.

Perceived Value