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(Falkland Is) Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from the Falkland Islands to Great Britain, brown/grey printed souvenir cover, franked KGVI 1/- canc "Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/1 MY 52". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An uncommon historical item.

Falkland Is, 1952, May 1
Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from the Falkland Islands to Great Britain, brown/grey printed souvenir cover, franked KGVI 1/- canc "Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/1 MY 52". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An uncommon historical item.

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(Falkland Is) Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from the Falkland Islands to Great Britain, small buff registered (label) cover, franked KGVI  £1/ (SG 185)  tied by fine strike large circular first overseas airmail"Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/21 Apr 52" (Heijtz type PS.Air.1C), black/white three line "First Overseas Airmail/Special urvey Flight by Aquila Airways/Port Stanley-London". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An superb historical item.

Falkland Is, 1952, May 1
Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from the Falkland Islands to Great Britain, small buff registered (label) cover, franked KGVI £1/ (SG 185) tied by fine strike large circular first overseas airmail"Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/21 Apr 52" (Heijtz type PS.Air.1C), black/white three line "First Overseas Airmail/Special urvey Flight by Aquila Airways/Port Stanley-London". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An superb historical item.

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(Falkland Is) Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from Great Britain to the Falkland Islands, brown/grey printed souvenir cover, franked KGVI 1/- canc "Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/1 MY 52". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An uncommon historical item.

Falkland Is, 1952, May 1
Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from Great Britain to the Falkland Islands, brown/grey printed souvenir cover, franked KGVI 1/- canc "Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/1 MY 52". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An uncommon historical item.

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(Falkland Is) FDC, Fox bay cancel, 2d "First anniversary of the Government Air Service 1969", "Falkland Islands Internal Airmail" cachet, airmail cover, unflown,

Falkland Is, 1969, Apr 8
FDC, Fox bay cancel, 2d "First anniversary of the Government Air Service 1969", "Falkland Islands Internal Airmail" cachet, airmail cover, unflown,

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Falkland Is, 1971, Nov 23
Commercial air cover addressed to England, no arrival ds, franked 10p canc Fox Bay cds.

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(Falkland Is) Air cover to UK, carried on F/F from Cape Pembroke Airfield, large triple circle confirmatory cachet, franked 11p canc Port Stanley cds.

Falkland Is, 1977, Nov 23
Air cover to UK, carried on F/F from Cape Pembroke Airfield, large triple circle confirmatory cachet, franked 11p canc Port Stanley cds.

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(Falkland Is) Social air cover addressed to England, no arrival ds, franked Princess Diana 17p canc Port Stanley cds.

Falkland Is, 1982, Oct 01
Social air cover addressed to England, no arrival ds, franked Princess Diana 17p canc Port Stanley cds.

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(Falkland Is) Liberation issue 15p mint aerogramme with FDI cds.

Falkland Is, 1982, Dec 01
Liberation issue 15p mint aerogramme with FDI cds.

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