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(GB External) Marquise-Lympne, military mail from APO S.20,  Mulready facsimile souvenir card carried by Valency from France to England, bears S.20 (Marquis hs and volet framed crown over 'Passed/By/Censor/No/7029' censor mark. A typed text and hand drawn map of the route along which Army HQ 'express' mails were flown are included with this item.

GB External, 1918, Dec 10
Marquise-Lympne, military mail from APO S.20, Mulready facsimile souvenir card carried by Valency from France to England, bears S.20 (Marquis hs and volet framed crown over 'Passed/By/Censor/No/7029' censor mark. A typed text and hand drawn map of the route along which Army HQ 'express' mails were flown are included with this item.

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(GB External) RAF Air Mail "C" Service Cologne-Lympne, unused PPC  postmarked FDI 'A.P.O.S.40/22 May19.' This postmark was introduced for use on 23 May, 1919. Also faint violet boxed 'Passed/ By /Censor/No,2220' handstamp. A neat typewritten text and hand drawn map of this service accompanies this item.

GB External, 1919, May 22
RAF Air Mail "C" Service Cologne-Lympne, unused PPC postmarked FDI 'A.P.O.S.40/22 May19.' This postmark was introduced for use on 23 May, 1919. Also faint violet boxed 'Passed/ By /Censor/No,2220' handstamp. A neat typewritten text and hand drawn map of this service accompanies this item.

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(GB External) World War I, flown Abbeyville (France) to London,  unfranked cover addressed to Edinburgh, fine last day of use of the Type A 'Field Post Office/ 24 Ju 19/H5' hand stamp applied at the British Army V Corps HQ at Abbeyville. Also a violet framed 'Passed/ By/Censor/No/6014' censor mark and a ms ''By Air Service'. Flap missing, otherwise good, see image.

GB External, 1919, Jul 24
World War I, flown Abbeyville (France) to London, unfranked cover addressed to Edinburgh, fine last day of use of the Type A 'Field Post Office/ 24 Ju 19/H5' hand stamp applied at the British Army V Corps HQ at Abbeyville. Also a violet framed 'Passed/ By/Censor/No/6014' censor mark and a ms ''By Air Service'. Flap missing, otherwise good, see image.

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(GB External) First airmail to France by Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd,, London to Paris, verso small black '35/IX' in circle Parisien postal mark, registered (label) envelope franked 2/6d seahorse special fee and 4 1/2d to cover ordinary foreign postage and registration fee, cancelled 'London Chief Office/10 Nov: 1919', 2/6d also tied by violet crayon stroke, ms 'By Aerolane/Express' and '5G'. A rare item in fine condition, Newall 19.35.

GB External, 1919, Nov 10
First airmail to France by Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd,, London to Paris, verso small black '35/IX' in circle Parisien postal mark, registered (label) envelope franked 2/6d seahorse special fee and 4 1/2d to cover ordinary foreign postage and registration fee, cancelled 'London Chief Office/10 Nov: 1919', 2/6d also tied by violet crayon stroke, ms 'By Aerolane/Express' and '5G'. A rare item in fine condition, Newall 19.35.

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(GB External) 1920 London-Paris cover, bs 'Paris 22*/3-3-20', franked 1d, 1 1/2d and 2/6 seahorse all tied by Threadneedle Street cds's, two red 'Air Mail/Express' hand stamps. Two interesting Paris arrival date stamps - Paris * (held overnight at head P.O.) and Paris 22 (Rue Taitbout). The 2/6d air fee was reduced to 2/- on March 2, 1920, and to 6d on July 5, 1920.

GB External, 1920, Mar 2
1920 London-Paris cover, bs 'Paris 22*/3-3-20', franked 1d, 1 1/2d and 2/6 seahorse all tied by Threadneedle Street cds's, two red 'Air Mail/Express' hand stamps. Two interesting Paris arrival date stamps - Paris * (held overnight at head P.O.) and Paris 22 (Rue Taitbout). The 2/6d air fee was reduced to 2/- on March 2, 1920, and to 6d on July 5, 1920.

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(GB External) F/F London to Brussels, Handley Page Transport, 19 VII 1920 arrival ds on front, plain PC franked 2d airmail fee + 1d postage (for [postcards) cancelled with Brixton machine cancellation of 18 Jul, ms 'Air Mail' in red, black '417' in circle (Brussels PO mark). The first airmail service to Belgium,  Newall 420u. Addressed to Fred Melville, the famous British philatelist, with the following note "Just a line to greet you by the first air post service between London and Brussels.............".  Flown postcards are much scarcer than flown covers. A rare item with a great provenance.

GB External, 1920, Jul 19
F/F London to Brussels, Handley Page Transport, 19 VII 1920 arrival ds on front, plain PC franked 2d airmail fee + 1d postage (for [postcards) cancelled with Brixton machine cancellation of 18 Jul, ms 'Air Mail' in red, black '417' in circle (Brussels PO mark). The first airmail service to Belgium, Newall 420u. Addressed to Fred Melville, the famous British philatelist, with the following note "Just a line to greet you by the first air post service between London and Brussels.............". Flown postcards are much scarcer than flown covers. A rare item with a great provenance.

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(GB External) F/F London to Brussels, Handley Page Transport, 19 VII 1920 arrival ds on front, plain cover 4d (first flight reduced from 2s to 2d airmail fee) cancelled with Brixton machine cancellation of 18 Jul, ms 'Air Mail' in red, black '417' in circle (Brussels PO mark). Addressed to Fred Melville, the famous British philatelist. The first airmail service to Belgium,  Newall 420u. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, hardly detracts, see scan. A rare item with a great provenance. Included also is a B&W photo, 10x8cm, of a 'London to Brussels' mail bag being loaded aboard a Handley Page plane.

GB External, 1920, Jul 19
F/F London to Brussels, Handley Page Transport, 19 VII 1920 arrival ds on front, plain cover 4d (first flight reduced from 2s to 2d airmail fee) cancelled with Brixton machine cancellation of 18 Jul, ms 'Air Mail' in red, black '417' in circle (Brussels PO mark). Addressed to Fred Melville, the famous British philatelist. The first airmail service to Belgium, Newall 420u. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, hardly detracts, see scan. A rare item with a great provenance. Included also is a B&W photo, 10x8cm, of a 'London to Brussels' mail bag being loaded aboard a Handley Page plane.

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(GB External) Scarce airmail PC, London to Denmark, Handley Page Transport/KLM London to Amsterdam air service, then night train to destination, correct rating 1d PSC (postage) with additional 3d (air fee), canc Taunton 26 Aug 20 cds, ms 'Air Mail Via Amsterdam', green blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. PC's are very scarce. Also the service was short lived lasting only 14 weeks from July 6 to Oct 20, 1920, see REG Davies, British Airways 1919-1939, pub 2005.

GB External, 1920, Aug 26
Scarce airmail PC, London to Denmark, Handley Page Transport/KLM London to Amsterdam air service, then night train to destination, correct rating 1d PSC (postage) with additional 3d (air fee), canc Taunton 26 Aug 20 cds, ms 'Air Mail Via Amsterdam', green blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. PC's are very scarce. Also the service was short lived lasting only 14 weeks from July 6 to Oct 20, 1920, see REG Davies, British Airways 1919-1939, pub 2005.

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(GB External) Handley Page Transport, London to Brussels, cover correctly rated 2 1/2d (postage) with additional 2d (air fee), canc Richmond 9 Sep 20 mc, ms 'By Air/Par Avion'. Air Mail carried on Brussels route f rom 19/7/20, see REG Davies, British Airways 1919-1939, pub 2005. Cover intact but grubby with no invasive vertical fold and flap tear verso, see image.

GB External, 1920, Sep 9
Handley Page Transport, London to Brussels, cover correctly rated 2 1/2d (postage) with additional 2d (air fee), canc Richmond 9 Sep 20 mc, ms 'By Air/Par Avion'. Air Mail carried on Brussels route f rom 19/7/20, see REG Davies, British Airways 1919-1939, pub 2005. Cover intact but grubby with no invasive vertical fold and flap tear verso, see image.

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(GB External) Aircraft Transport and Travel projected F/F  London to Copenhagen, no arrival ds   (London-Amsterdam-(Bremen-Hamburg-Copenhagen-Malmo), Philatelic Instsitute 'Air Mail/Flugpost' souvenir cover franked  franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc London SW1/18 Sep/1920. Repaired top edge tear, hardy detracts, otherwise good. A scarce early first flight.

GB External, 1920, Sep 18
Aircraft Transport and Travel projected F/F London to Copenhagen, no arrival ds (London-Amsterdam-(Bremen-Hamburg-Copenhagen-Malmo), Philatelic Instsitute 'Air Mail/Flugpost' souvenir cover franked franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc London SW1/18 Sep/1920. Repaired top edge tear, hardy detracts, otherwise good. A scarce early first flight.

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(GB External) 1920 London to Paris cover, b/s, franked 2d, 2 1/2d and 6d all tied by 'Lombard Street' cds's (2d air fee 2 1/2d postage, 6d Express letter fee), black two line 'Air Mail/Express' hs, blue 'By Air mail' label (introduced Aug 17, 1920), large '3' in blue crayon the office number in the Pneumatic Post Service and two interesting Paris arrival date stamps - Paris * (held overnight at head P.O.) and Paris 3 (6 Bde. Malesherbes). The air fee was reduced to 2d on July 22, 1920.

GB External, 1920, Sep 24
1920 London to Paris cover, b/s, franked 2d, 2 1/2d and 6d all tied by 'Lombard Street' cds's (2d air fee 2 1/2d postage, 6d Express letter fee), black two line 'Air Mail/Express' hs, blue 'By Air mail' label (introduced Aug 17, 1920), large '3' in blue crayon the office number in the Pneumatic Post Service and two interesting Paris arrival date stamps - Paris * (held overnight at head P.O.) and Paris 3 (6 Bde. Malesherbes). The air fee was reduced to 2d on July 22, 1920.

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(GB External) Early cover flown London to Paris, bs 18/9, franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc 'London/?R/?16 Sep/20' cds, typed "By Air Mail", black on blue airmail etiquette. Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, or possibly Airco which provided a special airmail service during the General Strike between 29September and 6 October 1920. A nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924.

GB External, 1920, Sep 30
Early cover flown London to Paris, bs 18/9, franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc 'London/?R/?16 Sep/20' cds, typed "By Air Mail", black on blue airmail etiquette. Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, or possibly Airco which provided a special airmail service during the General Strike between 29September and 6 October 1920. A nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924.

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(GB External) Early cover flown London to Paris, bs 30/8, franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc 'London Chief Office/30 Sep/20' cds, ms endorsement "AIR MAIL', black straight line 'AIR MAIL' hanstamp. Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, possible Airco which provided a special airmail service during the General Strike between 29September and 6 October 1920, see Newall #20.29G. A super item and a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924.

GB External, 1920, Sep 30
Early cover flown London to Paris, bs 30/8, franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc 'London Chief Office/30 Sep/20' cds, ms endorsement "AIR MAIL', black straight line 'AIR MAIL' hanstamp. Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, possible Airco which provided a special airmail service during the General Strike between 29September and 6 October 1920, see Newall #20.29G. A super item and a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924.

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(GB External) London to Paris, intended for carriage by Instone Air Line Ltd, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Putney 5 Fe 1921, pale green/black airmail etiquette cancelled by violet framed "No Flight/Sent By/Ordinary Service" hs. Handley Page service to Paris ceased 17/11/1920, Daimler Airway service to Paris began 20/4/1922. Cover has clean cut across top lh corner. See scan.

GB External, 1921, Feb 5
London to Paris, intended for carriage by Instone Air Line Ltd, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Putney 5 Fe 1921, pale green/black airmail etiquette cancelled by violet framed "No Flight/Sent By/Ordinary Service" hs. Handley Page service to Paris ceased 17/11/1920, Daimler Airway service to Paris began 20/4/1922. Cover has clean cut across top lh corner. See scan.

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(GB External) Handley Page Transport or Instone, London to Paris, bs 31/3, cover franked 2 1/2d postage + 2d air fee, canc Leeds 30 MR 21 cds, green blue/black airmail etiquette. Non invasive ironed vertical fold, see image.

GB External, 1921, Mar 30
Handley Page Transport or Instone, London to Paris, bs 31/3, cover franked 2 1/2d postage + 2d air fee, canc Leeds 30 MR 21 cds, green blue/black airmail etiquette. Non invasive ironed vertical fold, see image.

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(GB External) Handley Page Transport , London to Paris, 'CA' logo on flap cover franked 5d, canc London 20 Jun 21, fine strike purple framed 'Insufficiently Paid For/Transmission By Air Mail' hs. Air fee 4d  from 18/4/21 to 30/9/21, postage 3d from 13/6/21. Image.

GB External, 1921, Jun 20
Handley Page Transport , London to Paris, 'CA' logo on flap cover franked 5d, canc London 20 Jun 21, fine strike purple framed 'Insufficiently Paid For/Transmission By Air Mail' hs. Air fee 4d from 18/4/21 to 30/9/21, postage 3d from 13/6/21. Image.

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(GB External) Handley Page Transport or Instone, London to Paris, bs 25/11, cover franked 6d, canc London SW Nov 24 1921 cds, green blue/black airmail etiquette. Non invasive ironed vertical fold. See image.

GB External, 1921, Nov 24
Handley Page Transport or Instone, London to Paris, bs 25/11, cover franked 6d, canc London SW Nov 24 1921 cds, green blue/black airmail etiquette. Non invasive ironed vertical fold. See image.

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(GB External) Paris to London test flights by Handley Page Transport and the Instone Airline, two test letters numbered 15 and 16 both sent on March 8, one flown by airmail and franked 75c, and the other sent simultaneously by surface as a control and franked 50c, both with red 'Air Ministry' arrival cachets of March 9, the air mail cover with 'Guynemer' vignette, each with its own enclosed certificate showing departure and arrival times. Twelve pairs of covers were dispatched by each method during the period of the test flights. A pair of covers from this flight are illustrated on colour plate 9 and page 229 Newall, British Airmails until 1934, Second edition #22.02 a/b. A similar pair sold for £1000 + commission, Harmers, May 14th, 1997. An investment item.

GB External, 1922, Mar 8
Paris to London test flights by Handley Page Transport and the Instone Airline, two test letters numbered 15 and 16 both sent on March 8, one flown by airmail and franked 75c, and the other sent simultaneously by surface as a control and franked 50c, both with red 'Air Ministry' arrival cachets of March 9, the air mail cover with 'Guynemer' vignette, each with its own enclosed certificate showing departure and arrival times. Twelve pairs of covers were dispatched by each method during the period of the test flights. A pair of covers from this flight are illustrated on colour plate 9 and page 229 Newall, British Airmails until 1934, Second edition #22.02 a/b. A similar pair sold for £1000 + commission, Harmers, May 14th, 1997. An investment item.

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(GB External) Birmingham to Baghdad, bs Baghdad HQ 14/5, uncommon 3d Registered (label) Postal Stationary envelope with additional 2d & 5d, addressed British Force, Baghdad, canc Birmingham hooded registration ds, black/pale green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair, small wax seal intact, ms 'By Aeroplane'. Very early cover on the RAF route, travelled by sea to Cairo, then by air to Baghdad.Registered covers are scarce.

GB External, 1922, May 1
Birmingham to Baghdad, bs Baghdad HQ 14/5, uncommon 3d Registered (label) Postal Stationary envelope with additional 2d & 5d, addressed British Force, Baghdad, canc Birmingham hooded registration ds, black/pale green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair, small wax seal intact, ms 'By Aeroplane'. Very early cover on the RAF route, travelled by sea to Cairo, then by air to Baghdad.Registered covers are scarce.

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(GB External) Instone Air Line first flight,  the opening of the public air mail service, London to Cologne, '25 Oct 1992' receiver verso, plain cover franked 2d air fee and 3d postage, canc 'London Chief Office/24 Oct/22', black/blue green airmail etiquette P25, ms 'From London to Cologne/First Flight'.

GB External, 1922, Oct 24
Instone Air Line first flight, the opening of the public air mail service, London to Cologne, '25 Oct 1992' receiver verso, plain cover franked 2d air fee and 3d postage, canc 'London Chief Office/24 Oct/22', black/blue green airmail etiquette P25, ms 'From London to Cologne/First Flight'.

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(GB External) Instone Air Line first return flight, the opening of the public air mail service, Cologne to London and on to Leeds, PPC franked 2d air fee and 1 1/2d postage, all tied by 'APO/S 40 code '3 ', black/dark blue airmail etiquette P25. The Army Post Office S40 code '3' was used at the head APO in Cologne. The Cologne service was opened on October 10, 1922 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. Letters posted through British Army Post Offices at Cologne and Berlin had british adhesive stamps cancelled 'Army Post Office S. 40'. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1922, Oct 24
Instone Air Line first return flight, the opening of the public air mail service, Cologne to London and on to Leeds, PPC franked 2d air fee and 1 1/2d postage, all tied by 'APO/S 40 code '3 ', black/dark blue airmail etiquette P25. The Army Post Office S40 code '3' was used at the head APO in Cologne. The Cologne service was opened on October 10, 1922 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. Letters posted through British Army Post Offices at Cologne and Berlin had british adhesive stamps cancelled 'Army Post Office S. 40'. A scarce item in fine condition.

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(GB External) London to Paris, bs fine strike Paris Distribution 25.X.1922, plain cover franked 2d+4d, blue green/black P25 airmail etiquette, Likely Handley Page Transport or Instone Airline. Non invasive closed tear LH edge and some rough opening verso. See images.

GB External, 1922, Oct 24
London to Paris, bs fine strike Paris Distribution 25.X.1922, plain cover franked 2d+4d, blue green/black P25 airmail etiquette, Likely Handley Page Transport or Instone Airline. Non invasive closed tear LH edge and some rough opening verso. See images.

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(GB External) Instone Air Line,1922, Cologne to London, 'Rhine Forces Officers' Club/British Forces on the Rhine (printed on flap) cover addressed to 'The Seaplane Traiing School, Leigh on Solent', 28 Oct/22 arrival ds on front, franked GB 2d air fee and 1 1/2d (British Army Personnel  were allowed to use British stamps), all tied by 'APO/S 40 code '3 ', ms 'By Aerial Mail', dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 code '3' was used at the head APO in Cologne. The Cologne service was opened on October 10, 1922 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition. A cover with fine historical connections.

GB External, 1922, Oct 26
Instone Air Line,1922, Cologne to London, 'Rhine Forces Officers' Club/British Forces on the Rhine (printed on flap) cover addressed to 'The Seaplane Traiing School, Leigh on Solent', 28 Oct/22 arrival ds on front, franked GB 2d air fee and 1 1/2d (British Army Personnel were allowed to use British stamps), all tied by 'APO/S 40 code '3 ', ms 'By Aerial Mail', dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 code '3' was used at the head APO in Cologne. The Cologne service was opened on October 10, 1922 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition. A cover with fine historical connections.

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(GB External) Early airmail, London to Holland,  correctly rated 1 1/2d PSE with additional 1 1/2d adhesive, canc South Kensington cds, green blue/black P25 airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1922, Nov 6
Early airmail, London to Holland, correctly rated 1 1/2d PSE with additional 1 1/2d adhesive, canc South Kensington cds, green blue/black P25 airmail etiquette.

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(GB External) Instone Air Line, 1922, Cologne to London, plain cover franked GB 1/2d, and 1 1/2d x2 (British Army Personnel  were allowed to use British stamps), all tied by 'APO/S 40 code 'A', ms 'By Air Mail', dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 code 'A' was located at the Rhiel Barracks, Cologne from 14.6.22 to 28.11.25. The Cologne service was opened on October 10, 1922 and was maintained by Instone Airlines until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1922, Nov 27
Instone Air Line, 1922, Cologne to London, plain cover franked GB 1/2d, and 1 1/2d x2 (British Army Personnel were allowed to use British stamps), all tied by 'APO/S 40 code 'A', ms 'By Air Mail', dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 code 'A' was located at the Rhiel Barracks, Cologne from 14.6.22 to 28.11.25. The Cologne service was opened on October 10, 1922 and was maintained by Instone Airlines until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition.

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(GB External) Instone Air Line, London to Brussels, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d postage and 3d air fee (until `13/5/1923), canc Birmingham cds, fine 'Air Mail' hs, blue green/black P25 etiquette. Image.

GB External, 1923, Apr 5
Instone Air Line, London to Brussels, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d postage and 3d air fee (until `13/5/1923), canc Birmingham cds, fine 'Air Mail' hs, blue green/black P25 etiquette. Image.

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(GB External) London to Moscow, bs 9/5, to Paris by air, then night train to Moscow, cover correctly franked 2 1/2d post + 3d air fee canc Hornsea cds, dark blue/black 'By Air Mail' etiquette cancelled in Paris. Image.

GB External, 1923, Apr 30
London to Moscow, bs 9/5, to Paris by air, then night train to Moscow, cover correctly franked 2 1/2d post + 3d air fee canc Hornsea cds, dark blue/black 'By Air Mail' etiquette cancelled in Paris. Image.

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GB External, 1923, May 16
RAF Cairo-Baghdad, airmail cover London to Mesopotamia, bs Baghdad 25/5, plain cover addressed to Army H.Q., Baghdad franked 6d & 2 1/2d, canc Acton cds, black/dark blue etiq rated scarce by Mair. Early cover on the RAF route, travelled by sea to Cairo, then by air to Baghdad..

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(GB External) The Daimler Airway, House of Commons airmail with embossed flap to Holland, franked 2 1/2d + 2d air fee, canc fine strikes 'House of Commons/28 May 23' double ring cds's, pale green/black airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1923, May 28
The Daimler Airway, House of Commons airmail with embossed flap to Holland, franked 2 1/2d + 2d air fee, canc fine strikes 'House of Commons/28 May 23' double ring cds's, pale green/black airmail etiquette.

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(GB External) Daimler Airways, early airmail cover, Croydon to Lundingshafen, bs 19/6, plain cover correctly franked 1 1/2d + 3d air fee, canc Nuneaton cds, red two line "Mit Luftpost befצrdert/Koln 1" airmail arrival mark, ms "By Air Mail ". The Hamburg extension was opened on 1/5/1923, and was maintained by Daimler until its amalgamation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924, see British Airways, An Airline and Its Aircraft, Vol 1; 1919-1939, The Imperial Years, R.E.G Davies, 2005, p12. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1923, Jun 15
Daimler Airways, early airmail cover, Croydon to Lundingshafen, bs 19/6, plain cover correctly franked 1 1/2d + 3d air fee, canc Nuneaton cds, red two line "Mit Luftpost befצrdert/Koln 1" airmail arrival mark, ms "By Air Mail ". The Hamburg extension was opened on 1/5/1923, and was maintained by Daimler until its amalgamation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924, see British Airways, An Airline and Its Aircraft, Vol 1; 1919-1939, The Imperial Years, R.E.G Davies, 2005, p12. A scarce item in fine condition.

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(GB External) Instone Air Line, 1923, non stop direct  Cologne to London, Hotel Monopol-Metropol Koln cover addressed to the Rt. Hon. Paymaster General, franked GB 1/2d and 3d (British Army Personnel  were allowed to use British stamps), all tied by 'APO/S 40 code '2', ms 'By Air Mail', dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne in 1919 to provide postal support for the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). The Cologne non stop service was opened on May 14, 1923 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1923, Jun 22
Instone Air Line, 1923, non stop direct Cologne to London, Hotel Monopol-Metropol Koln cover addressed to the Rt. Hon. Paymaster General, franked GB 1/2d and 3d (British Army Personnel were allowed to use British stamps), all tied by 'APO/S 40 code '2', ms 'By Air Mail', dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne in 1919 to provide postal support for the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). The Cologne non stop service was opened on May 14, 1923 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition.

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(GB External) GB to Switzerland, Croydon to Zurich bs 30/6, via Paris, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Waddon Aerodrome/29 JU 23, ms 'By Air Mail', pale blue P25 airmail etiquette. Handley Page or Instone Air Line. A delightful early airmail to Europe with the added bonus of the prized Waddon Aerodrome cds.

GB External, 1923, Jun 29
GB to Switzerland, Croydon to Zurich bs 30/6, via Paris, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Waddon Aerodrome/29 JU 23, ms 'By Air Mail', pale blue P25 airmail etiquette. Handley Page or Instone Air Line. A delightful early airmail to Europe with the added bonus of the prized Waddon Aerodrome cds.

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(GB External) Instone Air Line, 1923, non stop direct London to Cologne, and on to Berlin, APO S40 with 'B' code arrival ds verso, plain cover addressed to British Rhine Army, franked GB 2 1/2d, all tied by 'Putney cds, dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 B code was located at the Courier Office Berlin from 6/1/23 to 13/8/26. Mail travelled from Cologne to Berlin by surface. The Cologne non stop service was opened on May 14, 1923 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1923, Jul 17
Instone Air Line, 1923, non stop direct London to Cologne, and on to Berlin, APO S40 with 'B' code arrival ds verso, plain cover addressed to British Rhine Army, franked GB 2 1/2d, all tied by 'Putney cds, dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 B code was located at the Courier Office Berlin from 6/1/23 to 13/8/26. Mail travelled from Cologne to Berlin by surface. The Cologne non stop service was opened on May 14, 1923 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition.

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(GB External) Instone Air Line, 1923 London to Germany, Mannenheim 22.7.23 arrival ds on front, via Cologne, red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Koln 1' receiver, PC franked  1dx2 and 1 1/2d all tied by 'Wilmslow Manchester 7.30pm/10 Jly 23 cds, uncommon red 'Air Mail' in solid circle cachet, small German boxed '50' post office mark..The Cologne service was opened on Oct 10, 1922, and was maintained by Instone until its amalgamation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924, see British Airways, An Airline and Its Aircraft, Vol 1; 1919-1939, The Imperial Years, R.E.G Davies, 2005, p10. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1923, Jul 23
Instone Air Line, 1923 London to Germany, Mannenheim 22.7.23 arrival ds on front, via Cologne, red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Koln 1' receiver, PC franked 1dx2 and 1 1/2d all tied by 'Wilmslow Manchester 7.30pm/10 Jly 23 cds, uncommon red 'Air Mail' in solid circle cachet, small German boxed '50' post office mark..The Cologne service was opened on Oct 10, 1922, and was maintained by Instone until its amalgamation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924, see British Airways, An Airline and Its Aircraft, Vol 1; 1919-1939, The Imperial Years, R.E.G Davies, 2005, p10. A scarce item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Daimler Airway, London to Amsterdam, underpaid cover (18x15cm) franked 9d, ms 'over 3ozs), fine strike 'Insufficiently par for/transmission by Air Mail', black '43' in circle postman's mark. The correct rate should have been 1/3d (4x2d air fee, and postage 2 1/2d overseas + extra 3x  1 1/2d). Nice exhibit item for rate variation.

GB External, 1923, Jul 23
Daimler Airway, London to Amsterdam, underpaid cover (18x15cm) franked 9d, ms 'over 3ozs), fine strike 'Insufficiently par for/transmission by Air Mail', black '43' in circle postman's mark. The correct rate should have been 1/3d (4x2d air fee, and postage 2 1/2d overseas + extra 3x 1 1/2d). Nice exhibit item for rate variation.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early airmail cover, Cologne to London, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, franked GB 3 1/2d cancelled with an Army Post Office 'S.40 (Cologne)/29 MR 23'  handstamp. Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne in 1919 to provide postal support of the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and was closed in 1929 when the force was finally withdrawn from Germany.

GB External, 1923, Aug 3
Early airmail cover, Cologne to London, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, franked GB 3 1/2d cancelled with an Army Post Office 'S.40 (Cologne)/29 MR 23' handstamp. Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne in 1919 to provide postal support of the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and was closed in 1929 when the force was finally withdrawn from Germany.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Rare first acceptance for Czechoslovakia for carriage on the scarce Deutscher Aero Lloyd/Daimler Hire mail carrying flight fom London to Berlin, plain cover correctly rated 3d air fee and 2 1/2d postage, canc Taunton cds, ms '1st London-Prague',

GB External, 1923, Aug 14
Rare first acceptance for Czechoslovakia for carriage on the scarce Deutscher Aero Lloyd/Daimler Hire mail carrying flight fom London to Berlin, plain cover correctly rated 3d air fee and 2 1/2d postage, canc Taunton cds, ms '1st London-Prague',

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(GB External) A challenging Instone Air Line cover, 1923 London to Bremen and return, plain cover franked 1/2d canc London 13/23 cds with a wealth of cachets, date stamps and  handstamps requiring interpretation by a specialist, viz on the front 28 Aug 1923 hs, 15 Sep 1923 hs, London/19 SP 23/FS 20 Military Air Service Cologne (London cds receiver), an unusual 'PA Bremen/******/14/9/23' black frame hs, a blue framed 'In Bremen **/**icht abgefoder' cachet and bold 'Zuruck' hs tying a pale blue/black P25 airmail etiquette and the the outgoing cancellation. and a dark blue/black airmail etiquette tied by the London 'S.20' receiver. Verso there is a fine purple/black 'Mit Luftpost .befordert/Postamt 1, Bremen' cachet.. A great 
item for the exhibit.

GB External, 1923, Aug 23
A challenging Instone Air Line cover, 1923 London to Bremen and return, plain cover franked 1/2d canc London 13/23 cds with a wealth of cachets, date stamps and handstamps requiring interpretation by a specialist, viz on the front 28 Aug 1923 hs, 15 Sep 1923 hs, London/19 SP 23/FS 20 Military Air Service Cologne (London cds receiver), an unusual 'PA Bremen/******/14/9/23' black frame hs, a blue framed 'In Bremen **/**icht abgefoder' cachet and bold 'Zuruck' hs tying a pale blue/black P25 airmail etiquette and the the outgoing cancellation. and a dark blue/black airmail etiquette tied by the London 'S.20' receiver. Verso there is a fine purple/black 'Mit Luftpost .befordert/Postamt 1, Bremen' cachet.. A great item for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Instone Air Line, 1923, non stop direct  Cologne to London, plain cover franked GB 1/2d, 1d and 1 1/2d x2(British Army Personnel  were allowed to use British stamps), all tied by 'APO/S 40 code '4', typed 'Cologne-London Air Route', dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne in 1919 to provide postal support for the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). The Cologne non stop service was opened on May 14, 1923 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1923, Aug 31
Instone Air Line, 1923, non stop direct Cologne to London, plain cover franked GB 1/2d, 1d and 1 1/2d x2(British Army Personnel were allowed to use British stamps), all tied by 'APO/S 40 code '4', typed 'Cologne-London Air Route', dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne in 1919 to provide postal support for the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). The Cologne non stop service was opened on May 14, 1923 and was maintained by Instone Air Line until its incorporation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924. A scarce item in fine condition.

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(GB External) Daimler Airways, early airmail cover, Croydon to Hamburg, bs 5/10, plain cover correctly franked 1 1/2d + 3d air fee, canc Hornsey cds, black two line "Mit Luftpost befצrdert/Koln" airmail arrival mark, ms "By Air Mail Via Cologne/Mit Luftpost uber Koln". The Hamburg extension was opened on 1/5/1923, and was maintained by Daimler until its amalgamation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924, see British Airways, An Airline and Its Aircraft, Vol 1; 1919-1939, The Imperial Years, R.E.G Davies, 2005, p12. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1923, Oct 3
Daimler Airways, early airmail cover, Croydon to Hamburg, bs 5/10, plain cover correctly franked 1 1/2d + 3d air fee, canc Hornsey cds, black two line "Mit Luftpost befצrdert/Koln" airmail arrival mark, ms "By Air Mail Via Cologne/Mit Luftpost uber Koln". The Hamburg extension was opened on 1/5/1923, and was maintained by Daimler until its amalgamation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924, see British Airways, An Airline and Its Aircraft, Vol 1; 1919-1939, The Imperial Years, R.E.G Davies, 2005, p12. A scarce item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early flown cover, London to Morocco, bs 9/10, via Paris Gare 6/10, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5 1/2d to include 3d air fare, typed 'By Air Service'.

GB External, 1923, Oct 4
Early flown cover, London to Morocco, bs 9/10, via Paris Gare 6/10, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5 1/2d to include 3d air fare, typed 'By Air Service'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Basle, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d + 2d air, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette, likely Handley Page Transport. Image.

GB External, 1923, Oct 11
London to Basle, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d + 2d air, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette, likely Handley Page Transport. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early acceptance of GB airmail for Poland, carried by Daimler Airways from Croydon to Berlin 19/10 via Cologne, then forwarded by night train to Warsaw bs 21/10, Hamburg, bs 5/10, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d + 3d air fee, canc Bradford cds, ms 'By Air Mail/London/Berlin/Moscow'. The Berlin extension was opened on 1/5/1923, and was maintained by Daimler until its amalgamation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924, see British Airways, An Airline and Its Aircraft, Vol 1; 1919-1939, The Imperial Years, R.E.G Davies, 2005, p12. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1923, Oct 17
Early acceptance of GB airmail for Poland, carried by Daimler Airways from Croydon to Berlin 19/10 via Cologne, then forwarded by night train to Warsaw bs 21/10, Hamburg, bs 5/10, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d + 3d air fee, canc Bradford cds, ms 'By Air Mail/London/Berlin/Moscow'. The Berlin extension was opened on 1/5/1923, and was maintained by Daimler until its amalgamation into Imperial Airways on 31/3/1924, see British Airways, An Airline and Its Aircraft, Vol 1; 1919-1939, The Imperial Years, R.E.G Davies, 2005, p12. A scarce item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1923, Oct 17
Daimler Airways/Deutscher Aero Lloyd, Farnham to Vinohrady, Czechoslovakia, bs 26/10, via Prague 25/10. registered (label) cover franked 5d, 2 1/2d, canc Farnham cds, typed "By Air Mail Via Paris-Prague". A super early item and one for the specialist. The exact routing needs further research.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Instone Air Line, London to Brussels, bs, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d postage and 2d air fee, canc Bournemouth cds, 'Rebut/Onbestelba' hs, dark blue/black etiquette, P25. Image. Francis field authentication has verso.

GB External, 1923, Oct 23
Instone Air Line, London to Brussels, bs, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d postage and 2d air fee, canc Bournemouth cds, 'Rebut/Onbestelba' hs, dark blue/black etiquette, P25. Image. Francis field authentication has verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early cover flown London to France, Boissy-St-Leger 16/9, via Paris 5/11Paris, correctly franked 4 1/2d (2d air + 2 1/2d postage) canc Warrington cds, black/green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair over likely  ms endorsement "By Air". Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924. 1cm non invasive closed top edge tear, other wise fine. See image.

GB External, 1923, Nov 5
Early cover flown London to France, Boissy-St-Leger 16/9, via Paris 5/11Paris, correctly franked 4 1/2d (2d air + 2 1/2d postage) canc Warrington cds, black/green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair over likely ms endorsement "By Air". Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924. 1cm non invasive closed top edge tear, other wise fine. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) The Daimler Airway, London to Amsterdam, plain cover franked 5 1/2d (2 1/2d postage, 2d air fee and 1d late postage, canc Birmingham 13 NO 23, nice strike red 'Air Post' hs, pale green/black airmail etiquette. Fine with good franking. Image.

GB External, 1923, Nov 13
The Daimler Airway, London to Amsterdam, plain cover franked 5 1/2d (2 1/2d postage, 2d air fee and 1d late postage, canc Birmingham 13 NO 23, nice strike red 'Air Post' hs, pale green/black airmail etiquette. Fine with good franking. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Instone Air Line, London to Brussels, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d postage and 2d air fee, canc Birmingham cds, fine strike re 'Air Post' hs, blue green/black etiquette, typed 'Via London-Brussels. Image.

GB External, 1923, Nov 14
Instone Air Line, London to Brussels, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d postage and 2d air fee, canc Birmingham cds, fine strike re 'Air Post' hs, blue green/black etiquette, typed 'Via London-Brussels. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early cover flown London to Paris, no arrival ds, franked 4 1/2d (2d air + 2 1/2d postage) canc Kenilworth cds, ms endorsement "By Air", black/green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair. Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924.

GB External, 1923, Nov 15
Early cover flown London to Paris, no arrival ds, franked 4 1/2d (2d air + 2 1/2d postage) canc Kenilworth cds, ms endorsement "By Air", black/green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair. Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First year of Imperial Airways, London to Rome, bs fine strike Roma/Centro/19/6, buff cover franked Brit. Emp. Exh. 1 1/2d + 2d air, nice strike red 'Air Post' hs, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette, flown London-Paris then night train to Rome. Image.

GB External, 1924, Jun 16
First year of Imperial Airways, London to Rome, bs fine strike Roma/Centro/19/6, buff cover franked Brit. Emp. Exh. 1 1/2d + 2d air, nice strike red 'Air Post' hs, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette, flown London-Paris then night train to Rome. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Moscow, bs 26/8, via Berlin 18/8,plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d post + 3d air fee canc Hornsea cds, red framed Berlin receiver verso, ms 'Air Mail London-Berlin', early blue/black 'By Air Mail' etiquette. Image.

GB External, 1924, Aug 17
London to Moscow, bs 26/8, via Berlin 18/8,plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d post + 3d air fee canc Hornsea cds, red framed Berlin receiver verso, ms 'Air Mail London-Berlin', early blue/black 'By Air Mail' etiquette. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early Imperial Airways, London to Brussels, PC correctly franked 1 1/2d postage and 2d air fee, canc Liverpool cds, blue green/black etiquette, ms  'London-Brussels, Imperial Airways entered the European network on 1/5/1924. PC's are scarcer. Image.

GB External, 1924, Nov 24
Early Imperial Airways, London to Brussels, PC correctly franked 1 1/2d postage and 2d air fee, canc Liverpool cds, blue green/black etiquette, ms 'London-Brussels, Imperial Airways entered the European network on 1/5/1924. PC's are scarcer. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) RAF Cairo-Baghdad, airmail cover London to Baghdad, bs 6/12, plain cover addressed to Army H.Q.Pay Accounts Office, franked 5 1/2d, canc Fulham cds, black/dark blue etiq rated scarce by Mair.  Early cover on the RAF route, travelled by sea to Cairo, then by air to Baghdad.

GB External, 1924, Nov 27
RAF Cairo-Baghdad, airmail cover London to Baghdad, bs 6/12, plain cover addressed to Army H.Q.Pay Accounts Office, franked 5 1/2d, canc Fulham cds, black/dark blue etiq rated scarce by Mair. Early cover on the RAF route, travelled by sea to Cairo, then by air to Baghdad.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First regular service flight London to Durban, 2 Mar 1925 arrival ds on front, carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Windsor Castle", then Cape Town- Durban on the 1st flight of the first Govt. Expt. Airmail Service, plain buff cover correctly rated 7 1/2d. canc Battersea cds, red straight line "By Air Mail Only" handstamp, ms Capetown/Durban. A nice historical item.

GB External, 1925, Mar 2
First regular service flight London to Durban, 2 Mar 1925 arrival ds on front, carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Windsor Castle", then Cape Town- Durban on the 1st flight of the first Govt. Expt. Airmail Service, plain buff cover correctly rated 7 1/2d. canc Battersea cds, red straight line "By Air Mail Only" handstamp, ms Capetown/Durban. A nice historical item.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1925, Mar 2
First regular service on route: London (SS Windsor Castle) - Cape Town- Durban, cover to Durban, SA Air Mail/SA 2 Mar 1925 Lugpos arrival ds on front, franked 7 1/2d, canc Dulwich SE 21 12 Feb 25 cds, royal blue/black etiquette, violet 'By Air Mail' hs, ms endorsement "Via Capetown-Durban/Experimental Air Route". Mail from London brought to Capetown by SS Windsor Castle. Mail accepted in London from 13th Feb.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1925, Mar 2
First regular service on route: London (SS Windsor Castle) - Cape Town- Durban-Por Elizabeth, London to Port Elizabeth, blue circular 'SA Air Mail/SA 2 Mar 1925/SA Lugpos' arrival ds on front, bs Port Elizabeth 2 Mar 25, plain cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Hornsey 11 Feb 25 cds, typed 'Experimental Air Mail Capetown-Port Elizabeth', royal blue/black etiquette, . Mail from London brought to Capetown by SS Windsor Castle. Mail accepted in London from 13th Feb.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First regular service flight London to Durban, 2 Mar 1925 arrival ds on front, carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Windsor Castle", then Cape Town- Durban on the 1st flight of the first Govt. Experimental Airmail Service, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7 1/2d. black straight line "By Air Mail" handstamp, ms Capetown-Durban/Experimental Air Route". A nice historical item.

GB External, 1925, Mar 2
First regular service flight London to Durban, 2 Mar 1925 arrival ds on front, carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Windsor Castle", then Cape Town- Durban on the 1st flight of the first Govt. Experimental Airmail Service, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7 1/2d. black straight line "By Air Mail" handstamp, ms Capetown-Durban/Experimental Air Route". A nice historical item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First regular service flight London to Durban, 2 Mar 1925 arrival ds on front, carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Windsor Castle", then Cape Town- Durban on the 1st flight of the first Govt. Experimental Airmail Service, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7 1/2d. blue straight line "By Air Mail" handstamp, ms Capetown-Durban/Experimental Air Route". Few tone spots on front, but good historical item none the less.

GB External, 1925, Mar 2
First regular service flight London to Durban, 2 Mar 1925 arrival ds on front, carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Windsor Castle", then Cape Town- Durban on the 1st flight of the first Govt. Experimental Airmail Service, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7 1/2d. blue straight line "By Air Mail" handstamp, ms Capetown-Durban/Experimental Air Route". Few tone spots on front, but good historical item none the less.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Latvia, bs Liepaja, b/s, intended for carriage by Imperial Airways/?Derluft, registered (label) cover franked 7d postmarked Battersea cds, red framed "No Flight/Sent By/Ordinary Service" hs and similar violet hs vrso, blue/black airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1925, Mar 12
London to Latvia, bs Liepaja, b/s, intended for carriage by Imperial Airways/?Derluft, registered (label) cover franked 7d postmarked Battersea cds, red framed "No Flight/Sent By/Ordinary Service" hs and similar violet hs vrso, blue/black airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Koningsberg 14/3, redirected to Latvia, bs Liepaja 28/3, intended for carriage by Imperial Airways/?Derluft, registered (label) cover franked 7d postmarked Battersea cds, cancelled by red framed "No Flight/Sent By/Ordinary Service" hs, blue/black airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1925, Mar 12
London to Koningsberg 14/3, redirected to Latvia, bs Liepaja 28/3, intended for carriage by Imperial Airways/?Derluft, registered (label) cover franked 7d postmarked Battersea cds, cancelled by red framed "No Flight/Sent By/Ordinary Service" hs, blue/black airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1925, Apr 29
Government Experimental Air Service 1925, Stratford, England to Pretoria, South Africa, bs 20/5, correctly franked 7 1/2d for 1925 South Africa airmail fee, ms endorsement "Capetown to Pretoria/ (By Air) Only", plain buff cover. Carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Edinburgh", then Cape Town- Durban on the 12th flight of the first Govt. Expt. Airmail Service (terminated June 15th after 16 flights), then surface to Pretoria. A few non invasive abrasions top lh edge. Nice historical item. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1925, May 08
London to Chicago, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via US airlines via S.S. Aquitania to New York, Foreign Section cachet/G.P.O.N.Y. cachet verso, then air to Chicago, 1 1/2d PSE uprated to 6 1/2d printed paper rate, including 1924 Wembley 1d (one 1/2d stamp has perfs missing on lh side), dark blue/black airmail etiquette tied by London depart cds, red two line "By First/trip UK USA Only". A superb early item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of UK mail for carriage over the US transcontinental air mail route, Liverpool to San Francisco, bs May 22, 1925, plain cover correctly rated 1/4 1/2d for air mail service over three zones from New York, canc Liverpool cds, black/dark blue airmail etiquette with "from New York" in ms below, carried by S.S. Aquitania to New York, then internal air to San Francisco.

GB External, 1925, May 08
First acceptance of UK mail for carriage over the US transcontinental air mail route, Liverpool to San Francisco, bs May 22, 1925, plain cover correctly rated 1/4 1/2d for air mail service over three zones from New York, canc Liverpool cds, black/dark blue airmail etiquette with "from New York" in ms below, carried by S.S. Aquitania to New York, then internal air to San Francisco.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Minneapolis, USA, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via US airlines via S.S. Aquitania to New York, faint 'Foreign Section' hs verso, then internal air to Minneapolis, bs May 17 1925, plain cover franked 7 1/2d postmarked 'London EC/May 8 1925/British Empire/Exhibition/May -1925 - Oct', machine cancel, fine strike violet three line "England-USA/First Service/May 9th 1925" cachet", impressive red/white/blue "This was sent by Air Mail" vignette. A superb early item in fine condition.

GB External, 1925, May 09
London to Minneapolis, USA, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via US airlines via S.S. Aquitania to New York, faint 'Foreign Section' hs verso, then internal air to Minneapolis, bs May 17 1925, plain cover franked 7 1/2d postmarked 'London EC/May 8 1925/British Empire/Exhibition/May -1925 - Oct', machine cancel, fine strike violet three line "England-USA/First Service/May 9th 1925" cachet", impressive red/white/blue "This was sent by Air Mail" vignette. A superb early item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Second year of Imperial Airways, London to Cologne, bs 11/5, striking Haymarket Hotel cover with rampant lion logo on flap,  franked 2 1/2d + 3d air fee, red two line 'Mit Luftpost/Koln 1' on front, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. Clean closed non invasive cut on front, does not detract. See image.

GB External, 1925, May 11
Second year of Imperial Airways, London to Cologne, bs 11/5, striking Haymarket Hotel cover with rampant lion logo on flap, franked 2 1/2d + 3d air fee, red two line 'Mit Luftpost/Koln 1' on front, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. Clean closed non invasive cut on front, does not detract. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Dover to Zurich, 15/5 arrival ds on front, PC franked 4 1/2d inc 3d air fee, ms "By Air Mail London-Zurich Only", black/pale blue airmail etiquette. Carried by Imperial Airways on the London-Basle-Zurich through service which opened on May 8th, and closed on 3/11/25 for the winter.

GB External, 1925, May 14
Dover to Zurich, 15/5 arrival ds on front, PC franked 4 1/2d inc 3d air fee, ms "By Air Mail London-Zurich Only", black/pale blue airmail etiquette. Carried by Imperial Airways on the London-Basle-Zurich through service which opened on May 8th, and closed on 3/11/25 for the winter.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F 'all air' London to Copenhagen, bs 18/5, registered (label) cover franked 5 1/2d +4d air fee, dark blue/black etiquette. Service suspended 3/10/25.

GB External, 1925, May 15
F/F 'all air' London to Copenhagen, bs 18/5, registered (label) cover franked 5 1/2d +4d air fee, dark blue/black etiquette. Service suspended 3/10/25.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Copenhagen, bs 18/6, buff cover franked 4 1/2d, canc London FS 21 cds, ms 'Via London-Hamburg-Copenhagen', fine strikes black 'By A ir Mail' and 'Durch Flugpost' hs's, dark blue/black P"$ airmail etiquette. The London-Berlin line was the recommended route to connect with the night train from Hamburg, and the air fee was only 3d per oz.

GB External, 1925, Jun 17
London to Copenhagen, bs 18/6, buff cover franked 4 1/2d, canc London FS 21 cds, ms 'Via London-Hamburg-Copenhagen', fine strikes black 'By A ir Mail' and 'Durch Flugpost' hs's, dark blue/black P"$ airmail etiquette. The London-Berlin line was the recommended route to connect with the night train from Hamburg, and the air fee was only 3d per oz.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early Imperial Airways, London to Berlin, 19/6 arrival ds on front, PPC  franked 2d air+ 2 1/2d postage, blue green/black P25 etiquette, fine strike red framed three line 'Mit Luftpost.............Berlin C2' receiver on front. Image.

GB External, 1925, Jun 18
Early Imperial Airways, London to Berlin, 19/6 arrival ds on front, PPC franked 2d air+ 2 1/2d postage, blue green/black P25 etiquette, fine strike red framed three line 'Mit Luftpost.............Berlin C2' receiver on front. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Derluft. F/F London to Finland, bs 2/7, via Berlin 30/ transit cds, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d post + 6d air fee, canc London FS/ 29 Jun 25 cds. Image.

GB External, 1925, Jun 29
Imperial Airways/Derluft. F/F London to Finland, bs 2/7, via Berlin 30/ transit cds, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d post + 6d air fee, canc London FS/ 29 Jun 25 cds. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Scarce, London to Estonia, bs 3/7, London- (rail to Berlin) -Konisberg-Memel-Kaunas-Riga-Tallin), plain cover correctly rated 6d air fee + 2 1/2d surface, canc London/FS 12 cds. Imperial Airways/DERLUFT. Reopeing of the route with British mail accepted for all stops. Newall 25.10d, 80u.

GB External, 1925, Jun 30
Scarce, London to Estonia, bs 3/7, London- (rail to Berlin) -Konisberg-Memel-Kaunas-Riga-Tallin), plain cover correctly rated 6d air fee + 2 1/2d surface, canc London/FS 12 cds. Imperial Airways/DERLUFT. Reopeing of the route with British mail accepted for all stops. Newall 25.10d, 80u.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1925, Aug 17
Imperial Airways, early airmail cover London to Paris, bs 17/8, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Charing Cross cds, typed 'By Air to Paris', dark blue/blacl airmail etiquette. Also picture 13x9cm (not photo) of Armsrong Whitworth Argosy aeroplane used on this service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early airmail,London to Warsaw, bs 2/11, via Berlin 1/11, plain cover correctly franked 3 1/2d, canc Liverpool cds, ms 'London-Berlin', pale green.black airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1925, Oct 30
Early airmail,London to Warsaw, bs 2/11, via Berlin 1/11, plain cover correctly franked 3 1/2d, canc Liverpool cds, ms 'London-Berlin', pale green.black airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) RAF Cairo-Baghdad, airmail cover London to Baghdad, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 3 1/2d, canc Liverpool cds, black/dark blue etiq rated scarce by Mair, both tied by uncommon hand stamped 'AIR MAIL' cachet applied at Liverpool, ms 'Cairo-Baghdad'.  Early cover on the RAF route, travelled by sea to Cairo, then by air to Baghdad. The transit time for UK-Iraq mail was, in this way, reduced from 27  to 10 days. Also a neat typewritten text and hand drawn map of the Cairo-Basrah service.

GB External, 1925, Nov 11
RAF Cairo-Baghdad, airmail cover London to Baghdad, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 3 1/2d, canc Liverpool cds, black/dark blue etiq rated scarce by Mair, both tied by uncommon hand stamped 'AIR MAIL' cachet applied at Liverpool, ms 'Cairo-Baghdad'. Early cover on the RAF route, travelled by sea to Cairo, then by air to Baghdad. The transit time for UK-Iraq mail was, in this way, reduced from 27 to 10 days. Also a neat typewritten text and hand drawn map of the Cairo-Basrah service.

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(GB External) London to Paris bs 14/11, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, canc Liverpool cds, black straight line 'Air Mail' hand stamp used at Liverpool, early blue/black airmail etiquette, ms 'London-Paris. A British acceptance for the French Toulouse-Casablanca service. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

GB External, 1925, Nov 13
London to Paris bs 14/11, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, canc Liverpool cds, black straight line 'Air Mail' hand stamp used at Liverpool, early blue/black airmail etiquette, ms 'London-Paris. A British acceptance for the French Toulouse-Casablanca service. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways early airmail, London to Warsaw, bs 16/11, via Berlin 15/11, plain cover correctly franked 3d air fee and 2d postage, canc Liverpool cds, ms 'London-Berlin', black 'Air Mail' hs, pale green.black airmail etiquette. Flown to Berlin on thew last flight of the 1925 season.

GB External, 1925, Nov 13
Imperial Airways early airmail, London to Warsaw, bs 16/11, via Berlin 15/11, plain cover correctly franked 3d air fee and 2d postage, canc Liverpool cds, ms 'London-Berlin', black 'Air Mail' hs, pale green.black airmail etiquette. Flown to Berlin on thew last flight of the 1925 season.

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(GB External) London to Casablanca, bs 17/11, plain cover correctly rated 3d airmail + 1/2d ordinary, canc Liverpool cds, black straight line 'Air Mail' hand stamp used at Liverpool, early blue/black airmail etiquette, ms 'Par Avion de Toulouse. A British acceptance for the French Toulouse-Casablanca service.

GB External, 1925, Nov 13
London to Casablanca, bs 17/11, plain cover correctly rated 3d airmail + 1/2d ordinary, canc Liverpool cds, black straight line 'Air Mail' hand stamp used at Liverpool, early blue/black airmail etiquette, ms 'Par Avion de Toulouse. A British acceptance for the French Toulouse-Casablanca service.

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(GB External) Early acceptance of GB mail for acceleration to Nigeria by the Latecoere Toulouse-Dakar service, London to Minna, bs 7/5, via Dakar 18/4 and Lagos 5/5,  plain cover franked 1/3d, ms "Par Avion de Toulouse a Dakar", black/royal blue etiquette P25. From Dakar likely carried 550 miles by coasting steamer to Freetown, then 1200 miles to Lagos on the Elder Dempster Liverpool-Lagos mail boat. This  route was seldom used as sea services from Dakar to Freetown were unpredictable. For a discussion of this route see McCaig's article on West African Airmails, page 13, Postal History Journal, October, 1979.  Superb routing, and a fine example of an early, seldom used service to Nigeria.

GB External, 1926, Apr 13
Early acceptance of GB mail for acceleration to Nigeria by the Latecoere Toulouse-Dakar service, London to Minna, bs 7/5, via Dakar 18/4 and Lagos 5/5, plain cover franked 1/3d, ms "Par Avion de Toulouse a Dakar", black/royal blue etiquette P25. From Dakar likely carried 550 miles by coasting steamer to Freetown, then 1200 miles to Lagos on the Elder Dempster Liverpool-Lagos mail boat. This route was seldom used as sea services from Dakar to Freetown were unpredictable. For a discussion of this route see McCaig's article on West African Airmails, page 13, Postal History Journal, October, 1979. Superb routing, and a fine example of an early, seldom used service to Nigeria.

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(GB External) F/F resumed service London to Malmo, bs Svebolle 21/4, via Hamburg and Copenhagen, plain cover franked 5d inc 3d air fee, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, ms Via London-Amsterdam-Hamburg-Copenhagen 1st 1926 flight 19/4 26". Service suspended on 2/10/26.

GB External, 1926, Apr 19
F/F resumed service London to Malmo, bs Svebolle 21/4, via Hamburg and Copenhagen, plain cover franked 5d inc 3d air fee, black/dark blue airmail etiquette, ms Via London-Amsterdam-Hamburg-Copenhagen 1st 1926 flight 19/4 26". Service suspended on 2/10/26.

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(GB External) London to Moscow, bs 18/5, via Belin 17/5,plain cover franked 5 1/2d canc Dulwich cds, ms 'Via London-Berlin-Moscow', early blue/black 'By Air Mail' and green/black 'Mit Luftpost' airmail etiquettes.

GB External, 1926, May 16
London to Moscow, bs 18/5, via Belin 17/5,plain cover franked 5 1/2d canc Dulwich cds, ms 'Via London-Berlin-Moscow', early blue/black 'By Air Mail' and green/black 'Mit Luftpost' airmail etiquettes.

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(GB External) First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.

GB External, 1926, Jul 14
First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.

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(GB External) First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA,  London to Bogota, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/29.XII.1926/Bogota' arrival cds verso, via Barranquilla, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' arrival cds on front. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SC ADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, also tying early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette, and  also violet oval Bureau de Telegraphs/Bogota'  28/12 and 30/12 hs's on front, and green "Apartado" hs verso.

GB External, 1926, Dec 6
First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA, London to Bogota, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/29.XII.1926/Bogota' arrival cds verso, via Barranquilla, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' arrival cds on front. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SC ADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, also tying early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette, and also violet oval Bureau de Telegraphs/Bogota' 28/12 and 30/12 hs's on front, and green "Apartado" hs verso.

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(GB External) First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA, London to Cali, bs 3/1/1927, via Barranquilla  'Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' cds on front and Manizales black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/30/12/1926 cds verso. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette. Few tone spots right hand edge.

GB External, 1926, Dec 6
First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA, London to Cali, bs 3/1/1927, via Barranquilla 'Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' cds on front and Manizales black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/30/12/1926 cds verso. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette. Few tone spots right hand edge.

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(GB External) England to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires10/2, via Toulouse 14/1,  Smye 1/2d PSE with additional 4d and 10d, canc Gosport 5/1/27 cds, pale green/black P25 airmail etiquette, ms "per 1st Air Mail/London-S. America" and "Paquebot Croile/via La Pallice, black '2'2 in circle BA postal mark verso. No record of a 1st flight on this date, but was it part flown?. La Pallice was a French port used by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company on its Liverpool - La Pallice - Corunna - Vigo - Lisbon - Recife - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires service. Interesting.

GB External, 1927, Jan 5
England to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires10/2, via Toulouse 14/1, Smye 1/2d PSE with additional 4d and 10d, canc Gosport 5/1/27 cds, pale green/black P25 airmail etiquette, ms "per 1st Air Mail/London-S. America" and "Paquebot Croile/via La Pallice, black '2'2 in circle BA postal mark verso. No record of a 1st flight on this date, but was it part flown?. La Pallice was a French port used by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company on its Liverpool - La Pallice - Corunna - Vigo - Lisbon - Recife - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires service. Interesting.

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(GB External) England to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires10/2, via Toulouse 14/1,  Smye 1/2d PSE with additional 4d and 10d, canc Gosport 5/1/27 cds, pale green/black P25 airmail etiquette, ms "per 1st Air Mail/London-S. America" on green label, and "Paquebot Croile/via La Pallice", black '2'2 in circle BA postal mark verso. No record of a 1st flight on this date, but was it part flown?. La Pallice was a French port used by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company on its Liverpool - La Pallice - Corunna - Vigo - Lisbon - Recife - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires service. Interesting.

GB External, 1927, Jan 5
England to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires10/2, via Toulouse 14/1, Smye 1/2d PSE with additional 4d and 10d, canc Gosport 5/1/27 cds, pale green/black P25 airmail etiquette, ms "per 1st Air Mail/London-S. America" on green label, and "Paquebot Croile/via La Pallice", black '2'2 in circle BA postal mark verso. No record of a 1st flight on this date, but was it part flown?. La Pallice was a French port used by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company on its Liverpool - La Pallice - Corunna - Vigo - Lisbon - Recife - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires service. Interesting.

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GB External, 1927, Jan 6
Imperial Airways, first acceptance of UK mail for the Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, 1/2d G V1 postal envelope with additional 1d &2d for air surcharge, canc Gosport cds, endorsed ms "Per 1st Air Mail Extension Baghdad to Basra" on magenta Smye label, Abadan transit cds, Basra arrival cds (15/1/27), Black on pale green etiquette.

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GB External, 1927, Jan 6
Imperial Airways, first acceptance of UK mail for the Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, registered (label) cover franked KGV 3d, 3d & 2 1/2d, canc 'Registered Exchange L'pool' oval ds, endorsed ms "First Air Mail Cairo to Basra", 'Registered London 5 Jan 27' transit cds, Basra arrival cds (15/1/27), black on pale green etiquette.

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GB External, 1927, Mar 10
Gladstone Experimental Flights, intended acceptance for Gladstone flight, London to Kisumu, b/s 31/3, bears red cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria", black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d,3d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded cds, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Very scarce, rated 280 points by Newall(p89)

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(GB External) Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London  cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).

GB External, 1927, Mar 10
Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).

Perceived Value

(GB External) Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).

GB External, 1927, Mar 10
Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).

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(GB External) Scarce first acceptance of UK mail for Constantinople, bs 20/4/27, by the new air route to Paris by IAW, Zurich-Belgrade by rail, Belgrade-Bucharest-Sofia by DLH, and Sofia-Constantinople by rail. Plain cover correctly franked 4d air fee + 2 1/d postage, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette, ms '1st Air Mail/London-Constantinople'.  An earlier route, went from Zurich to Prague by rail, Prague-Vienna-Budapest by DLH, and Budapest-Constantinople by rail  from 16/7/26-14/4/27. Both the earlier and the revised routes were short lived. The latter was suspended on 30/9/27.

GB External, 1927, Apr 15
Scarce first acceptance of UK mail for Constantinople, bs 20/4/27, by the new air route to Paris by IAW, Zurich-Belgrade by rail, Belgrade-Bucharest-Sofia by DLH, and Sofia-Constantinople by rail. Plain cover correctly franked 4d air fee + 2 1/d postage, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette, ms '1st Air Mail/London-Constantinople'. An earlier route, went from Zurich to Prague by rail, Prague-Vienna-Budapest by DLH, and Budapest-Constantinople by rail from 16/7/26-14/4/27. Both the earlier and the revised routes were short lived. The latter was suspended on 30/9/27.

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GB External, 1927, May 19
Imperial Airways, early airmail London to Vienna, 20/5 arrival ds on front, via the London-Zurich (20/5 transit cds on front) service, attractive sepia PPC showing London Royal Exchange and Bank, franked 4 1/2d postcard rate tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette. IAW took over this route from Handley Page on 17/6/24.

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GB External, 1927, May 20
Cranwell to Bandar Abbas, attempted non stop flight from UK-India by RAF pilots Carr (later Air Marshall Sir Roderick Carr) and Gillman. Cover addressed to Capt. P J James, MC, RASC Mess, Chaklala Cantonement, Rawalpindi, Punjab, India, franked 1 1/2d canc 'Cranwell 20 My 27' cds and Iraq 3a with 'Magil (Basra) 27 May 27' transit dr cds, verso 'Chaklala ../4 Jun 27/12.45pm' arrival cds, tying a label with typewritten text "Carried by Flt. Lts. Carr/and Gillman in Horsely/aeroplane forced landed in/sea Bundar Abbas 21.5.27". Posted in Magil (Basra, 500 mile N. Bandar Abbas) and forwarded by surface to Chaklala. In very fine condition, and one of only three letters carried. Described by Newall as "one of the rarest of British airmail covers". His example, which is Illustrated on colour plate 13 of his handbook, was sold for £2690 (including commission) by Harmers of London in May 1997.

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(GB External) Early Imperial Airways PPC to Sweden, bs Malmo 17/6, correctly rated 3d air fee and 1 1/2d postage, pale green/black P25 etiquette. Image.

GB External, 1927, Jun 16
Early Imperial Airways PPC to Sweden, bs Malmo 17/6, correctly rated 3d air fee and 1 1/2d postage, pale green/black P25 etiquette. Image.

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(GB External) F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Swaziland, ms 'received Mbabane 6/7/37', plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Swindon 2*/Jne/1937 (weak strike day & month, see scan), typed 'By First Air Mail/to Africa/by/Imperial Airways/at/Ordinary Letter Rate'.

GB External, 1927, Jun 25
F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Swaziland, ms 'received Mbabane 6/7/37', plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Swindon 2*/Jne/1937 (weak strike day & month, see scan), typed 'By First Air Mail/to Africa/by/Imperial Airways/at/Ordinary Letter Rate'.

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(GB External) Early airmail, London to Germany, red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt 2 Frankfurt (Main)' and red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt 2 Koln/.....Flughafen' arrival hs's on front, plain cover ranked 4 1/2d, green/black airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1927, Aug 9
Early airmail, London to Germany, red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt 2 Frankfurt (Main)' and red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt 2 Koln/.....Flughafen' arrival hs's on front, plain cover ranked 4 1/2d, green/black airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early airmail London to Paris, bs 11/8, plain cover franked 5 1/2 Parcel Office postmark, dark blue/black etiquette.

GB External, 1927, Aug 11
Early airmail London to Paris, bs 11/8, plain cover franked 5 1/2 Parcel Office postmark, dark blue/black etiquette.

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

GB External, 1927, Sep 17
British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wallingford to Cologne, PSC addressed to an army sergeant based with BAOR at APO 40 based in Cologne, 1d PSC with additional 1 1/2d, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, also bearing ms note "Southern Forward Manoevres 1927/ **** ** cut from PO on/day of abandonmnet of ?manoevres" and signed by Smye 22.9.27. Interesting.

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(GB External) Gladstone cover from London franked  7 1/2d canc. London cds to Nairobi arrival ds 18/10, carried on Capt. Tony Gladstone's second "Pelican" service from Khartoum to Kisumu, arrival ds 17/10, bears red circular "Keyna-Sudan Air Mail/Oct 17 /27" ds, ms "per Khartoum-Kisumu Air Mail", tan cover addressed c/o GR Martin who, according to the 1933 Colonial List, was Asst. PMG in Uganda. Rated 160 pts. by Newall #27.19c. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1927, Sep 29
Gladstone cover from London franked 7 1/2d canc. London cds to Nairobi arrival ds 18/10, carried on Capt. Tony Gladstone's second "Pelican" service from Khartoum to Kisumu, arrival ds 17/10, bears red circular "Keyna-Sudan Air Mail/Oct 17 /27" ds, ms "per Khartoum-Kisumu Air Mail", tan cover addressed c/o GR Martin who, according to the 1933 Colonial List, was Asst. PMG in Uganda. Rated 160 pts. by Newall #27.19c. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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GB External, 1927, Sep 29
Gladstone second "Pelican" service, London to Kisumu, bs 17/10, via Nairobi 16/10, caried on Gladstone's return flight in the repaired Pelican, red circular "Kenya-Sudan Air Mail" cachet, plain cover addressed c/o GR Martin who, according to the 1933 Colonial List, was Asst. PMG in Uganda, black/dark blue etiquette, franked 7 1/2d canc London FS cds, ms "per Khartoum-Kisumu Air Mail", tan cover . Rated 160 pts.by Newall #27.19c. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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GB External, 1927, Sep 29
Gladstone second "Pelican" service, London to Jinja, bs 17/10, via Nairobi 16/10, caried on Gladstone's return flight in the repaired Pelican, red double ring "Uganda-Sudan Air Mail" cachet, plain cover franked 7 1/2d canc London FS cds, ms "per Khartoum-Uganda Air Mail". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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GB External, 1928, Jan 20
Imperial Airways/ABA, first trial night flight of overnight air post office, London to Stockholm, Grasberg 21/6 arrival ds on front, pale blue/green souvenir cover with printed map of route, franked 3 1/2d canc London cds, special double ring black circular flight cachet, black four line "Air post Office London-Stockholm /Overnight Service 20-21 June 1928" cachet.

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(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service from GB to Canada 1927-39, first flight of the re-opened service (Baldwin #284) following its closure in early 1931 due to the Great Depression, London to Ottawa, bs 16/5, PC correctly rated 2 1/2d, (to include airmail surcharge), violet framed 'Ottawa/May 18, 1928/Special Delivery' cachet. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1928, May 8
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service from GB to Canada 1927-39, first flight of the re-opened service (Baldwin #284) following its closure in early 1931 due to the Great Depression, London to Ottawa, bs 16/5, PC correctly rated 2 1/2d, (to include airmail surcharge), violet framed 'Ottawa/May 18, 1928/Special Delivery' cachet. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, early inward mail from GB to Canada via Rimouski, Sheffield to Montreal, no arrival bs, commercial cover franked 3 1/2d, (no surcharge yet as the service was still experimental and carried at the Empire surface rate), black framed three line "THIS MAIL WAS CARRIED BY/POSTAL AEROPLANE TO MONTREAL" . The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1928, Jun 14
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, early inward mail from GB to Canada via Rimouski, Sheffield to Montreal, no arrival bs, commercial cover franked 3 1/2d, (no surcharge yet as the service was still experimental and carried at the Empire surface rate), black framed three line "THIS MAIL WAS CARRIED BY/POSTAL AEROPLANE TO MONTREAL" . The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

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(GB External) Return of First Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, Grasberg 21/6 arrival ds on front, pale blue/blue souvenir 'map' cover franked 3 1/2d, large black circular "plane", uncommon large black Aero Field map, and black four line flight cachets.

GB External, 1928, Jun 20
Return of First Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, Grasberg 21/6 arrival ds on front, pale blue/blue souvenir 'map' cover franked 3 1/2d, large black circular "plane", uncommon large black Aero Field map, and black four line flight cachets.

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(GB External) Return of First Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, bs Linkoping 21/6, franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "plane", uncommon large black Aero Field map, and black four line flight cachets,  Francis Field authentication hs verso, ABA..

GB External, 1928, Jun 20
Return of First Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, bs Linkoping 21/6, franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "plane", uncommon large black Aero Field map, and black four line flight cachets, Francis Field authentication hs verso, ABA..

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(GB External) ABA, return of First Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, bs 21/6, buff airmail etiquette cover, 24x10cm, franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "Luftpost/20-VI-28/Stockholm-London", and black four line "Air Post Office/London-Stockholm/Overnight Service/20-21 June 1928", cachets, ms endorsement "By Night Air Mail/via Stockholm".

GB External, 1928, Jun 20
ABA, return of First Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, bs 21/6, buff airmail etiquette cover, 24x10cm, franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "Luftpost/20-VI-28/Stockholm-London", and black four line "Air Post Office/London-Stockholm/Overnight Service/20-21 June 1928", cachets, ms endorsement "By Night Air Mail/via Stockholm".

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(GB External) Imperial Airways air cover, London Philatelic Congress to Tangier, bs 28/6 on front, Smye cover franked 4 1/2d canc fine strike special Philatelic Congress cachet, dark blue/black etiquette. Nice early item..Image.

GB External, 1928, Jun 26
Imperial Airways air cover, London Philatelic Congress to Tangier, bs 28/6 on front, Smye cover franked 4 1/2d canc fine strike special Philatelic Congress cachet, dark blue/black etiquette. Nice early item..Image.

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(GB External) Flown Cover, London to Berlin, no arrival ds, plain cover franked KGV 1d & 1 1/2d each canc fine strike large special circular Philatelic Congress London NW1 postmark, dark blue/black GB P25 airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1928, Jul 26
Flown Cover, London to Berlin, no arrival ds, plain cover franked KGV 1d & 1 1/2d each canc fine strike large special circular Philatelic Congress London NW1 postmark, dark blue/black GB P25 airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, early inward mail from GB to Canada via Rimouski, Johnstone, Scotland to Montreal, no arrival bs, commercial cover franked 1 1/2d, (no surcharge yet as the service was still experimental and carried at the Empire surface rate), black framed three line "THIS MAIL WAS CARRIED BY/POSTAL AEROPLANE TO MONTREAL" . The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1928, Jul 31
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, early inward mail from GB to Canada via Rimouski, Johnstone, Scotland to Montreal, no arrival bs, commercial cover franked 1 1/2d, (no surcharge yet as the service was still experimental and carried at the Empire surface rate), black framed three line "THIS MAIL WAS CARRIED BY/POSTAL AEROPLANE TO MONTREAL" . The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

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(GB External) Devonport Naval barracks to Berlin, 18.8.28 arrival date stamp and red framed 'Luftpost Berlin C2' arrival mark on the front, privately designed airmail etiuette PC with Union Jack and Cross of St George, franked 2 1/2d. Verso beautiful B&W photo of H.M.S.Victory.

GB External, 1928, Aug 17
Devonport Naval barracks to Berlin, 18.8.28 arrival date stamp and red framed 'Luftpost Berlin C2' arrival mark on the front, privately designed airmail etiuette PC with Union Jack and Cross of St George, franked 2 1/2d. Verso beautiful B&W photo of H.M.S.Victory.

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(GB External) Aktie Bcalget Aerotransport, return of Fourth Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, bs 1/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d canc Liverpool cds, large black circular "plane" and four line "Air post Office London-Stockholm /Overnight Service 31 Aug-1 Sep 1928" flight cachets.

GB External, 1928, Aug 30
Aktie Bcalget Aerotransport, return of Fourth Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, bs 1/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d canc Liverpool cds, large black circular "plane" and four line "Air post Office London-Stockholm /Overnight Service 31 Aug-1 Sep 1928" flight cachets.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Return of Fifth Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, no arrival ds, franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "plane", and black four line, cachets, ABA.

GB External, 1928, Sep 5
Return of Fifth Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, no arrival ds, franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "plane", and black four line, cachets, ABA.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Return of Fifth Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, bs 6/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "plane", and black four line, cachets, ABA.

GB External, 1928, Sep 5
Return of Fifth Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, bs 6/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "plane", and black four line, cachets, ABA.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, printed souvenir cover in pale blue advertising Liverpool Civic Week, violet four line cachet, flown from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 24/9, franked 2 1/2d.  Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat. Image.

GB External, 1928, Sep 24
Imperial Airways Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, printed souvenir cover in pale blue advertising Liverpool Civic Week, violet four line cachet, flown from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 24/9, franked 2 1/2d. Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 25/9, uncommon 'Printed Paper' card franked 2d, fine red 'First Flight, Flying Boat/Liverpool-Belfast' cachet, blue circular 'Urgent' hs, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1928, Sep 25
F/F Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 25/9, uncommon 'Printed Paper' card franked 2d, fine red 'First Flight, Flying Boat/Liverpool-Belfast' cachet, blue circular 'Urgent' hs, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, Francis Field souvenir cover with Irish Sea Route cachet in red, flown Liverpool to Belfast on 27th September, 1928. Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat.. Image.

GB External, 1928, Sep 27
Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, Francis Field souvenir cover with Irish Sea Route cachet in red, flown Liverpool to Belfast on 27th September, 1928. Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat.. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 27/9, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, uncommon red boxed flight cachet with map of route, violet "By Flying Boat" hs, dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1928, Sep 27
Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 27/9, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, uncommon red boxed flight cachet with map of route, violet "By Flying Boat" hs, dark blue/black airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1928, Sep 28
Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, violet "By Flying Boat" hs, dark blue/black airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 29/9, franked 2 1/2d, blue/grey printed souvenir cover, green four line flight cachet.

GB External, 1928, Sep29
F/F Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 29/9, franked 2 1/2d, blue/grey printed souvenir cover, green four line flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, printed souvenir cover in pale blue advertising Liverpool Civic Week, green four line cachet, flown from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 29/9, franked 2 1/2d.  Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat. Image.

GB External, 1928, Sep 29
Imperial Airways Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, printed souvenir cover in pale blue advertising Liverpool Civic Week, green four line cachet, flown from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 29/9, franked 2 1/2d. Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by 'Calcutta' flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, "By Flying Boat". cachet. Francis Field authentication hs. Image.

GB External, 1928, Oct 2
Imperial Airways experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by 'Calcutta' flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, "By Flying Boat". cachet. Francis Field authentication hs. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways experimental airmail, intended last flight Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, ms "By Flying Boat". It was posted in Liverpool in time for the flight to Belfast but, due to thick fog.it was carried by surface.



Mail carried n the 'Calcutta' flying boat.

GB External, 1928, Oct 4
Imperial Airways experimental airmail, intended last flight Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, ms "By Flying Boat". It was posted in Liverpool in time for the flight to Belfast but, due to thick fog.it was carried by surface. Mail carried n the 'Calcutta' flying boat.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Experimental airmail, last flight Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, bs 4/10, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, violet "By Flying Boat" hs, dark blue/black airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1928, Oct 4
Experimental airmail, last flight Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, bs 4/10, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, violet "By Flying Boat" hs, dark blue/black airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Bilingual 5 mark money voucher, redeemable in German or Russian currency, issued by the Volunteer Western Army at Mitau (Latvia) in October 1919, opened out and sent registered (label) airmail to Capt. Smye, Erkner, Germany, bs 28/10, correctly rated 7 1/2d canc Camden Town cds, 6x4cm pale blue/white London/Ludgate Circus Stamp Exh. label (date obscured by stamp), blue/white par avion etiquette. The VWA was one of the various groups fighting against the Bolsheviks in 1919/20. A 'one off' historical airmail item, which has survived in pristine condition.

GB External, 1928, Oct 26
Bilingual 5 mark money voucher, redeemable in German or Russian currency, issued by the Volunteer Western Army at Mitau (Latvia) in October 1919, opened out and sent registered (label) airmail to Capt. Smye, Erkner, Germany, bs 28/10, correctly rated 7 1/2d canc Camden Town cds, 6x4cm pale blue/white London/Ludgate Circus Stamp Exh. label (date obscured by stamp), blue/white par avion etiquette. The VWA was one of the various groups fighting against the Bolsheviks in 1919/20. A 'one off' historical airmail item, which has survived in pristine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Berlin, 17/11 arrival ds on front, London Stamp Exhibition souvenir card, franked 3 1/2, canc special expo postmark tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, nice strike red framed Berlin C2 airmail receiver.

GB External, 1928, Nov 16
London to Berlin, 17/11 arrival ds on front, London Stamp Exhibition souvenir card, franked 3 1/2, canc special expo postmark tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, nice strike red framed Berlin C2 airmail receiver.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Giradot,  black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/14.XII.1928/Giradot' arrival cds verso, via Cartagena, 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Cartagena' cds on front, acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc Kensington cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Small closed non invasive top edge tear, does not detract.

GB External, 1928, Nov 28
London to Giradot, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/14.XII.1928/Giradot' arrival cds verso, via Cartagena, 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Cartagena' cds on front, acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc Kensington cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Small closed non invasive top edge tear, does not detract.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail from Great Britain for Cuba, for onward air transmission from New York, printed R.E.R.Dalwick PPC franked 8 1/2d, canc Dorking 5 Fe 29, bs Habana/Cuba Feb 14 1929, fine strike red one line "New York  Cuba" instructional hs. Carried by S/S 'Deutschland' to New York.

GB External, 1929, Feb 05
First acceptance of mail from Great Britain for Cuba, for onward air transmission from New York, printed R.E.R.Dalwick PPC franked 8 1/2d, canc Dorking 5 Fe 29, bs Habana/Cuba Feb 14 1929, fine strike red one line "New York Cuba" instructional hs. Carried by S/S 'Deutschland' to New York.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of British airmail for Algeria at the new air fee rate of 4d per oz, London to Alger, bs 12/2/29 cds, Capt. Smye printed matter cover franked 2 1/2d + 1/d x4, canc Gosport 7 Feb cds, typed black/grey airmail etiquette, ms "By All the Way Air", Francis Field authentication hs verso. Scarce, and a nice one for the exhibit.

GB External, 1929, Feb 7
First acceptance of British airmail for Algeria at the new air fee rate of 4d per oz, London to Alger, bs 12/2/29 cds, Capt. Smye printed matter cover franked 2 1/2d + 1/d x4, canc Gosport 7 Feb cds, typed black/grey airmail etiquette, ms "By All the Way Air", Francis Field authentication hs verso. Scarce, and a nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Calcutta, bs 9/4, carried on F/F Croydon to Karachi, AC Roessler airmail corner cover correctly rated 7 1/2 canc London FS cds, exceptionally fine strike uncommon violet "First Flight/Great Britain to India/Via/Basle, Rome, Athens, Alexandria/Gaza, Baghdad & Basra" flight cachet, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs on front, addressed to, in the hand of, Stephen Smith, and bears his facsimile signature verso. This uncommon cachet shows all the major stops en route.

GB External, 1929, Mar 27
Imperial Airways, London to Calcutta, bs 9/4, carried on F/F Croydon to Karachi, AC Roessler airmail corner cover correctly rated 7 1/2 canc London FS cds, exceptionally fine strike uncommon violet "First Flight/Great Britain to India/Via/Basle, Rome, Athens, Alexandria/Gaza, Baghdad & Basra" flight cachet, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs on front, addressed to, in the hand of, Stephen Smith, and bears his facsimile signature verso. This uncommon cachet shows all the major stops en route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Kotagiri, Southern India, 1100 miles SE Karachi,Calcutta, bs 12/4, carried on F/F Croydon to Karachi, cover with white 'Air Mail' text on large red arrow correctly rated 7 1/2 canc Tunbridge Wells cds, white/pale blue airmail etiquette. Uncommon destination.

GB External, 1929, Mar 28
Imperial Airways, London to Kotagiri, Southern India, 1100 miles SE Karachi,Calcutta, bs 12/4, carried on F/F Croydon to Karachi, cover with white 'Air Mail' text on large red arrow correctly rated 7 1/2 canc Tunbridge Wells cds, white/pale blue airmail etiquette. Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Karachi, bs 6/4, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover franked 7 1/d, par avion etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Mar 28
F/F London to Karachi, bs 6/4, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover franked 7 1/d, par avion etiquette.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Mar 28
Imperial Airways, London to Calcutta, bs 9/4, carried on F/F Croydon to Karachi, plain cover franked 6d & 1 1/2d. Stephen Smith hand written signature verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Karachi, bs 6/4, unusual red stripe/white envelope franked 7 1/2d, typed "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover franked 7 1/2d, par avion etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Mar 28
F/F London to Karachi, bs 6/4, unusual red stripe/white envelope franked 7 1/2d, typed "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover franked 7 1/2d, par avion etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Karachi, bs 6/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, airmail etiquette cover, franked 7 1/2d, nice strike red straight line '1st England-India' flight cachet.

GB External, 1929, Mar 28
Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Karachi, bs 6/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, airmail etiquette cover, franked 7 1/2d, nice strike red straight line '1st England-India' flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Egypt, bs Alexandrie/Par Avion/3 Ap 29, flown on the first outward leg of the Imperial Airways inaugural service to India, a printed "By First Flight/Croydon-Karachi/Air Mail"  1 1/2d PSE with an additional 2 1/2d stamp, canc Ifley 28 Mar 29, also a 1925 French PO in Egypt  50-millieme overprint stamp with bars obscuring the 50-centime value for Alexandrie, canc Alexandrie 5 Avril 29 cds, and another cancelling the airmail etiquette suggesting return by surface.The two French post offices in Egypt  (Alexandria and Port Said) were maintained by France during the 19th and early 20th century to facilitate commercial and trading interests between France and points east. An uncommon item in fine condition, and a 'must' for the exhibit.

The post offices were located at Alexandria and Port Said. 10-millieme overprint with bars obscuring the 25-centime value for Port Said, 1925

GB External, 1929, Mar 28
London to Egypt, bs Alexandrie/Par Avion/3 Ap 29, flown on the first outward leg of the Imperial Airways inaugural service to India, a printed "By First Flight/Croydon-Karachi/Air Mail" 1 1/2d PSE with an additional 2 1/2d stamp, canc Ifley 28 Mar 29, also a 1925 French PO in Egypt 50-millieme overprint stamp with bars obscuring the 50-centime value for Alexandrie, canc Alexandrie 5 Avril 29 cds, and another cancelling the airmail etiquette suggesting return by surface.The two French post offices in Egypt (Alexandria and Port Said) were maintained by France during the 19th and early 20th century to facilitate commercial and trading interests between France and points east. An uncommon item in fine condition, and a 'must' for the exhibit. The post offices were located at Alexandria and Port Said. 10-millieme overprint with bars obscuring the 25-centime value for Port Said, 1925

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Karachi, bs 6/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, scarcer printed "By First Flight/Croydon-Karachi/Air Mail" corner cover, franked 7 1/2d, canc Oxford 28 Mar 29, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Mar 29
Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Karachi, bs 6/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, scarcer printed "By First Flight/Croydon-Karachi/Air Mail" corner cover, franked 7 1/2d, canc Oxford 28 Mar 29, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways first regular flight to India, London to Karachi, bs 6/4, red/cream souvenir cover franked 7 1/2d including 1 1/2d airmail surcharge, Attractive item.

GB External, 1929, Mar 29
Imperial Airways first regular flight to India, London to Karachi, bs 6/4, red/cream souvenir cover franked 7 1/2d including 1 1/2d airmail surcharge, Attractive item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways first regular service from the United Kingdom to India. Cover to Baghdad franked 2d x2, 1d x3, cancelled March 28, , on arrival re-addressed to Oxford and franked Iraq 6a cancelled Baghdad April 9, arrival cds of  April 15 verso. Thought to be one of only three round trip covers. Blunt  left hand top and bottom corners.

GB External, 1929, Mar 29
Imperial Airways first regular service from the United Kingdom to India. Cover to Baghdad franked 2d x2, 1d x3, cancelled March 28, , on arrival re-addressed to Oxford and franked Iraq 6a cancelled Baghdad April 9, arrival cds of April 15 verso. Thought to be one of only three round trip covers. Blunt left hand top and bottom corners.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Mar 29
Imperial Airways England-India service, first acceptance for Lybia, bs Tobruk 18/4, carried on F/F London to Karachi (6 Apr), official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover, franked 5d canc Tootin SW17 cds, black two line "By First London-Karachi/Air Mail" cachet, par avion etiquette. Scarce item in pristine condition.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Imperial Airways England-India service, F/F London to Baghdad, 4/4 arrival ds on address side, attractive B&W photo PPC showing Armstrong Whitworth 'Argosy' G-EBLO on tarmac, correctly rated at 6d postcad rate, canc Tooting SW17 cds, uncommon large black London-Karachi flight cachet showoing map of route. F/F cards are significantly scarcer than letter mail. Francis Field authentication hs. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Rare F/F London to Gaza, bs 4/4, carried on Imperial AW first regular flight to India, PSE 1 1/2d with correct additional airmail surcharge of 2 1/2d, canc Dorchester 28/3 cds, ms 'London to Gaza'. IAW had completed preparation for a service between London and Karachi as early as 1926, but political difficulties arose over the question of operating along the Persian shores. These were not surmounted until 1929, when a three year agreement was entered into with the Persian Government and, at the same time, negotiations for a service between London and Cairo also came to fruition. A scarce item in superb condition. According to Newall only three were carried to Gaza, see p293.

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Rare F/F London to Gaza, bs 4/4, carried on Imperial AW first regular flight to India, PSE 1 1/2d with correct additional airmail surcharge of 2 1/2d, canc Dorchester 28/3 cds, ms 'London to Gaza'. IAW had completed preparation for a service between London and Karachi as early as 1926, but political difficulties arose over the question of operating along the Persian shores. These were not surmounted until 1929, when a three year agreement was entered into with the Persian Government and, at the same time, negotiations for a service between London and Cairo also came to fruition. A scarce item in superb condition. According to Newall only three were carried to Gaza, see p293.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Rare F/F London to Tehran, Persia, bs 4/4, via Baghdad 4/4, carried on Imperial AW first regular flight to India, plain etiquette cover franked 7d canc Birmingham Mar 28 1929, fine strike red three line "First Direct Service/London-Indian Air Mail/30, March 1929". Imperial Airways had completed preparation for a service between London and Karachi as early as 1926, but political difficulties arose over the question of operating along the Persian shores. These were not surmounted until 1929, when a three year agreement was entered into with the Persian Government and, at the same time, negotiations for a service between London and Cairo also came to fruition. A scarce item condition. According to Newall only two were carried to Baghdad, see p293.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Imperial Airways England-India service, F/F London to Basle, Switzerland, no arriv al ds, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover, franked 5d, canc Tooting SW17 cds tying par avion etiquette, Mail was flown by AW Argosy 'City of Glasgow' from London-Paris-Basle on March 30th..

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Bombay, bs 9/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover, franked 5d, 2d, 1/2d, canc London FS2 cds, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Imperial Airways England-India service, F/F London to Karachi, bs 6/4, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover, franked 6d & 1 1/2d, canc Dorking cds, airmail etiquette. Also original 100 word newspaper cutting dated 6/5/29 ref 'The first unofficial passengers to travel by London-India air mal service'mail'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Bombay, bs 9/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" registered (label) cover, franked 10 1/2d, canc London oval 'Registered/Chief Office E.C.1.', airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Bombay, bs 9/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" registered (label) cover, franked 10 1/2d, canc London oval 'Registered/Chief Office E.C.1.', airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First aceptance of mail to Persia for carriage onthe Imperial Airways first regular flight to India, London to Tehran 9/4 arrival ds on front, via Baghdad 5/4, cream cover correctly franked 7d canc Birmingham cds, bright red three line "First Direct Service/London-Indian Air Mail/30 March 1929", pale blue/white airmail etiquette. y small mail, eg Newall, p293, reports only two covers carried from London to Baghdad on the first flight.

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
First aceptance of mail to Persia for carriage onthe Imperial Airways first regular flight to India, London to Tehran 9/4 arrival ds on front, via Baghdad 5/4, cream cover correctly franked 7d canc Birmingham cds, bright red three line "First Direct Service/London-Indian Air Mail/30 March 1929", pale blue/white airmail etiquette. y small mail, eg Newall, p293, reports only two covers carried from London to Baghdad on the first flight.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways first regular flight to India, London to Alexandria, bs 3/4 and on to The Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor 4/10, red/cream souvenir cover franked 5d + 1 1/2d airmail surcharge, signed by the Secretary of State for Air Sir Samuel Hoare, and his Private Secretary Sir Christopher Bullock. One of only three covers carried from London to Alexandria, see Newall, p293. A rare item in fine condition,

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Imperial Airways first regular flight to India, London to Alexandria, bs 3/4 and on to The Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor 4/10, red/cream souvenir cover franked 5d + 1 1/2d airmail surcharge, signed by the Secretary of State for Air Sir Samuel Hoare, and his Private Secretary Sir Christopher Bullock. One of only three covers carried from London to Alexandria, see Newall, p293. A rare item in fine condition,

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Bombay, bs 9/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover, franked 7 1/2d, canc Chelsea SW3 cds, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Imperial Airways England-India service, London to Bombay, bs 9/4, carried on F/F Croydon-Karachi, official red/white "By Imperial Airways First Air Mail between England and India" cover, franked 7 1/2d, canc Chelsea SW3 cds, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Cairo, b/s, via Alexandria 3/4 carried on Imperial Airways first regular flight to India, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, ms 'By First Flight/Via Alexandria', uncommon attractive purple/white inverted triangle 'By Air Mail' vignette.vignette

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
London to Cairo, b/s, via Alexandria 3/4 carried on Imperial Airways first regular flight to India, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, ms 'By First Flight/Via Alexandria', uncommon attractive purple/white inverted triangle 'By Air Mail' vignette.vignette

Perceived Value

(GB External) ***LOT WITHDRAWN***   Rare F/F London to Basra, bs 5/4, carried on Imperial AW first regular flight to India, red/cream souvenir cover correctly rated 7d canc London FS 30 Mr 29 cds. Imperial Airways had completed preparation for a service between London and Karachi as early as 1926, but political difficulties arose over the question of operating along the Persian shores. These were not surmounted until 1929, when a three year agreement was entered into with the Persian Government and, at the same time, negotiations for a service between London and Cairo also came to fruition. A scarce item in fine condition. According to Newall only two were carried to Basra, see p293.

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
***LOT WITHDRAWN*** Rare F/F London to Basra, bs 5/4, carried on Imperial AW first regular flight to India, red/cream souvenir cover correctly rated 7d canc London FS 30 Mr 29 cds. Imperial Airways had completed preparation for a service between London and Karachi as early as 1926, but political difficulties arose over the question of operating along the Persian shores. These were not surmounted until 1929, when a three year agreement was entered into with the Persian Government and, at the same time, negotiations for a service between London and Cairo also came to fruition. A scarce item in fine condition. According to Newall only two were carried to Basra, see p293.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways first flight London to India, bs Bombay GPO 9/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d The route taken is of interest showing the lack of cooperation by the Italian authorities who declined to allow flights over their territories by way of France or Switzerland. An airliner carried the mail to Basle, from there it was taken by train overnight to Genoa,  then by flying boat to plane to Alexandria via Rome, Naples, Corfu, Athens, Crete and Tobruk. and from there it was flown on the city of Jerusalem to Karachi.

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
Imperial Airways first flight London to India, bs Bombay GPO 9/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d The route taken is of interest showing the lack of cooperation by the Italian authorities who declined to allow flights over their territories by way of France or Switzerland. An airliner carried the mail to Basle, from there it was taken by train overnight to Genoa, then by flying boat to plane to Alexandria via Rome, Naples, Corfu, Athens, Crete and Tobruk. and from there it was flown on the city of Jerusalem to Karachi.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Karachi, addressed c/o The Khangin Oil Co Ltd, Naft Kanch (Iraq), bs 6/4, via Baghdad 5/4, franked 6d canc Birmingham cds, fine strike red three line "First Direct Service/ London Indian Air mail/ 30 March 1929" cachet. Underpaid, 'Tax Due/Baghdad'. tombstone hs tying stamps and cachet, ms '1/2oz' and ms '-/2/-'. The air fee was increased from 3d to 4d on 30/3/29, the postage fee was 2 1/2d, so this cover was 1/2d underpaid. According to Newall only two covers were carried from London to Baghdad, see p293. A nice 'F/F'/'underpaid' combination.

GB External, 1929, Mar 30
F/F London to Karachi, addressed c/o The Khangin Oil Co Ltd, Naft Kanch (Iraq), bs 6/4, via Baghdad 5/4, franked 6d canc Birmingham cds, fine strike red three line "First Direct Service/ London Indian Air mail/ 30 March 1929" cachet. Underpaid, 'Tax Due/Baghdad'. tombstone hs tying stamps and cachet, ms '1/2oz' and ms '-/2/-'. The air fee was increased from 3d to 4d on 30/3/29, the postage fee was 2 1/2d, so this cover was 1/2d underpaid. According to Newall only two covers were carried from London to Baghdad, see p293. A nice 'F/F'/'underpaid' combination.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First GB acceptance for sea mail to Freemantle, Australia, then F/F over Australian Perth-Adelaide service, saving 4 days on the journey, Leicester to Sydney 8/6, via Perth 4/6, ms endorsement "Per 1st Air Mail London-Australia', black/ blue etiquette, registered (label) cover franked 9 1/2d ( 3d air fee + 1 1/2d basic rate + 5d registration) canc Ibstock cds and purple hooded London Reg ds verso. Great routing.

GB External, 1929, May 8
First GB acceptance for sea mail to Freemantle, Australia, then F/F over Australian Perth-Adelaide service, saving 4 days on the journey, Leicester to Sydney 8/6, via Perth 4/6, ms endorsement "Per 1st Air Mail London-Australia', black/ blue etiquette, registered (label) cover franked 9 1/2d ( 3d air fee + 1 1/2d basic rate + 5d registration) canc Ibstock cds and purple hooded London Reg ds verso. Great routing.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Tasmania, first GB acceptance for sea mail to Freemantle, Australia, then F/F over Australian Perth-Adelaide service, saving 4 days on the journey, Ibstock to Hobart, bs 8/6, via Westn Australia 4/6, registered (label) cover franked 9 1/2d, ms"Per 1st Air Mail/Perth-Melbourne", blue/white etiquette.

GB External, 1929, May 8
England to Tasmania, first GB acceptance for sea mail to Freemantle, Australia, then F/F over Australian Perth-Adelaide service, saving 4 days on the journey, Ibstock to Hobart, bs 8/6, via Westn Australia 4/6, registered (label) cover franked 9 1/2d, ms"Per 1st Air Mail/Perth-Melbourne", blue/white etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Corsica, bs Ajaccio 17/5, plain cover franked 6 1/2d 4d, pale blue/white airmail etiquette. Scarce.

GB External, 1929, May 15
F/F London to Corsica, bs Ajaccio 17/5, plain cover franked 6 1/2d 4d, pale blue/white airmail etiquette. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Corsica, bs Ajaccio 17/5, plain cover correctly rated 4d, pale blue/white airmail etiquette. Also black framed 'Non Reclame' hs and 17/6/29 Dead Letter Office cds verso. Scarce.

GB External, 1929, May 15
F/F London to Corsica, bs Ajaccio 17/5, plain cover correctly rated 4d, pale blue/white airmail etiquette. Also black framed 'Non Reclame' hs and 17/6/29 Dead Letter Office cds verso. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Smirnoff KLM first night flight Croydon to Rotterdam, black/white 'Per Eerste Nachtpostvlucht' souvenir PC franked 2 1/2d, red 'Rotterdam/15 5 29/Per Luchtpost/Aagebracht' propeller receiver hs, red circular 'Per Eerst Postviucht KLM 15 Mei 1929/Berlijn-Rotterdam-London' flight cachet. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

GB External, 1929, May 15
Smirnoff KLM first night flight Croydon to Rotterdam, black/white 'Per Eerste Nachtpostvlucht' souvenir PC franked 2 1/2d, red 'Rotterdam/15 5 29/Per Luchtpost/Aagebracht' propeller receiver hs, red circular 'Per Eerst Postviucht KLM 15 Mei 1929/Berlijn-Rotterdam-London' flight cachet. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Smirnoff KLM first night flight Croydon to Rotterdam, black/white souvenir PC franked GB 2 1/2d PUC, red 'Rotterdam/15 5 29/Per Luchtpost/Aagebracht' propeller receiver hs, red circular 'Per Eerst Postviucht KLM 15 Mei 1929/Berlijn-Rotterdam-London' flight cachet.

GB External, 1929, May 15
Smirnoff KLM first night flight Croydon to Rotterdam, black/white souvenir PC franked GB 2 1/2d PUC, red 'Rotterdam/15 5 29/Per Luchtpost/Aagebracht' propeller receiver hs, red circular 'Per Eerst Postviucht KLM 15 Mei 1929/Berlijn-Rotterdam-London' flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to the 6th Bn, Kings African Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 22/6, via Alexandria 29/5 and Port Said Traffic 30/5, buff airmail etiquette cover, 10x20cm, franked UPU 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d, canc Hampton Hill cds, typed "By Air Mail/F rom London to Cairo/Per imperial Airways. Carried by IAW  to Cairo, then a further 23 days by boat to Dar es Salaam. A part flown airmail cover to Tanganyika which was accelerated by using Croydon-Karachi service to Egypt, and  antedated the East Africa service by 22 months. Nice item.

GB External, 1929, May 24
London to the 6th Bn, Kings African Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 22/6, via Alexandria 29/5 and Port Said Traffic 30/5, buff airmail etiquette cover, 10x20cm, franked UPU 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d, canc Hampton Hill cds, typed "By Air Mail/F rom London to Cairo/Per imperial Airways. Carried by IAW to Cairo, then a further 23 days by boat to Dar es Salaam. A part flown airmail cover to Tanganyika which was accelerated by using Croydon-Karachi service to Egypt, and antedated the East Africa service by 22 months. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Paris, bs Fontenay du Bois 6/6, via Paris Gare du Nord 5/6, plain cover franked 2 1/2d + 2d air fee, pale blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. See image.

GB External, 1929, Jun 5
Imperial Airways, London to Paris, bs Fontenay du Bois 6/6, via Paris Gare du Nord 5/6, plain cover franked 2 1/2d + 2d air fee, pale blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Stockholm, carried on the F/F ABA Amsterdam-Stockholm night flight, scarce souvenir cover with B&W photo of pilots standing alongside their plane, franked GB 2 1/2d & 1d UPU canc special Postal Union Congress dr cds, also black circular official flight cachet and grey blue/black airmail etiquete.

GB External, 1929, Jun 17
London to Stockholm, carried on the F/F ABA Amsterdam-Stockholm night flight, scarce souvenir cover with B&W photo of pilots standing alongside their plane, franked GB 2 1/2d & 1d UPU canc special Postal Union Congress dr cds, also black circular official flight cachet and grey blue/black airmail etiquete.

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB acceptance for Sweden, carried on the return of the F/F ABA Malmo-Amsterdam night flight, airmail etiquette cover, franked GBUPU 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d canc London 27 Jun cds, black circular official flight cachet and large framed 'map' cachet..

GB External, 1929, Jun 28
GB acceptance for Sweden, carried on the return of the F/F ABA Malmo-Amsterdam night flight, airmail etiquette cover, franked GBUPU 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d canc London 27 Jun cds, black circular official flight cachet and large framed 'map' cachet..

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service.  London to Blomfontein, bs 28/8, via Pretoria 27/8, plain cover franked 1929 UPU set to 2 1/2d, canc London FS cds, blue three line 'By South African/Air Mail From/Capetown' hs.. Carried from London to Cape Town by a Union Castle Mail Ship, then OAT by Union Airways.

GB External, 1929, Aug 6
GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service. London to Blomfontein, bs 28/8, via Pretoria 27/8, plain cover franked 1929 UPU set to 2 1/2d, canc London FS cds, blue three line 'By South African/Air Mail From/Capetown' hs.. Carried from London to Cape Town by a Union Castle Mail Ship, then OAT by Union Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Aug 6
GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service. London to Port Elizabeth, bs 26/8, 1 1/2d PSE with additional 4d, canc Exeter cds, typed "1st England South Africa Official Air Mail 1929", airmail etiquette. Carried from London to Cape Town by the Union Castle Mail Ship "Saxon", then flown by Union Airways to Port Elizabeth. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service.  London to Port Elizabeth, bs 26/8,  plain cover franked 1929 UPU set to 2 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette Carried from London to Cape Town by a Union Castle Mail Ship "Saxon", then OAT by Union Airways.

GB External, 1929, Aug 7
GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service. London to Port Elizabeth, bs 26/8, plain cover franked 1929 UPU set to 2 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette Carried from London to Cape Town by a Union Castle Mail Ship "Saxon", then OAT by Union Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Air cover London to Johannesburg, bs 27/8, 1/2d PSC with additional 4d, first British acceptance for South African internal airmail service, Aug 26th F/F Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg which took on British mail at Cape Town from a Union Castle Mail Ship, airmail etiquette tied by Tidworth Park Camp cds..

GB External, 1929, Aug 7
Air cover London to Johannesburg, bs 27/8, 1/2d PSC with additional 4d, first British acceptance for South African internal airmail service, Aug 26th F/F Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg which took on British mail at Cape Town from a Union Castle Mail Ship, airmail etiquette tied by Tidworth Park Camp cds..

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service.  London to East London, bs 26/8,  plain cover franked 5 1/2d, dark blue.black airmail etiquette Carried from London to Cape Town by a Union Castle Mail Ship, then OAT by Union Airways.

GB External, 1929, Aug 7
GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service. London to East London, bs 26/8, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, dark blue.black airmail etiquette Carried from London to Cape Town by a Union Castle Mail Ship, then OAT by Union Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service.  London to Durban, bs 26/8, plain cover franked 5 1/2, blue/yellow IAW 'Give Your Letter Wings' vignette on front, airmail etiquette tied by Tooting, London cds, ms "By Air from Cape Town". Carried from London to Cape Town by a Union Castle Mail Ship, then OAT by Union Airways.Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1929, Aug 8
GB-South Africa precursor, the first British acceptance for the F/F South African Union Airways Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/Bloemfontain/Jo'burg internal airmail service. London to Durban, bs 26/8, plain cover franked 5 1/2, blue/yellow IAW 'Give Your Letter Wings' vignette on front, airmail etiquette tied by Tooting, London cds, ms "By Air from Cape Town". Carried from London to Cape Town by a Union Castle Mail Ship, then OAT by Union Airways.Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) One of only six letters carried from London (Croydon) to Galway, bs 'Galway 26 AU/ 29', plain cover franked GB UPU 1/2d. See Newall (29.19) valued at 280 units..

GB External, 1929, Aug 26
One of only six letters carried from London (Croydon) to Galway, bs 'Galway 26 AU/ 29', plain cover franked GB UPU 1/2d. See Newall (29.19) valued at 280 units..

Perceived Value

(GB External) Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the experimental return flight from London to Galway, b/s single line cds "Galway 26 Au 29".plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon cds, 3.15pm, typed 'By First Experimental Air Mail/Croydon to Galway'.  Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112.

GB External, 1929, Aug 26
Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the experimental return flight from London to Galway, b/s single line cds "Galway 26 Au 29".plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon cds, 3.15pm, typed 'By First Experimental Air Mail/Croydon to Galway'. Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Galway to Montreal, cover intended to be flown on the experimental return flight from London to Galway, thence to New York by sea, then onward to Montreal. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc 'Croydon Surrey/Aug 26 1929' cds tying dark blue/back airmail etiquette, also tied by a purple double bar Jusqu'a applied in New York, typed 'By Air Mail Croydon-Galway I.F.S./thence to New York by German packet'. Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the  return flight.  Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112. The German packet could well have been the SS Karlsruhe, which docked in Galway early on 26th August, 1929. Interesting. Image.

GB External, 1929, Aug 26
Galway to Montreal, cover intended to be flown on the experimental return flight from London to Galway, thence to New York by sea, then onward to Montreal. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc 'Croydon Surrey/Aug 26 1929' cds tying dark blue/back airmail etiquette, also tied by a purple double bar Jusqu'a applied in New York, typed 'By Air Mail Croydon-Galway I.F.S./thence to New York by German packet'. Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the return flight. Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112. The German packet could well have been the SS Karlsruhe, which docked in Galway early on 26th August, 1929. Interesting. Image.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Aug 30
"Diverted Route" airmail, plain cover addressed to VE Deakin, c/o PM, Kantara, Egypt, b/s, via Alexandria 4/9, franked GB UPU 1/2d, 1d, 2 1/2d, canc Bromsgrove cds, fine strike large black two line "England...India Air/Mail...Diverted Route". During August 1929 there were Arab attacks on the Jews in Palestine, following disputes over Jewish use of the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem. On Aug 29th the UK press reported the diversion of the Imperial Airways route via Kantara and Amman, and the implication that it was still in operation on that date led to the preparation of this cover. But only flight IE22, which left London on Aug 24th, was actually diverted. This particular cover was carried on flight IE23 which crashed on landing at Jask on Sept 6th, mail for Kantara having been off loaded beforehand. A nice exhibit item, in fine condition. See illustration of a similar cover on p22 Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways Eastern RFoute, 1927-1937.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Oct 4
A temporary acceptance for Corfu on the London-Karachi service, London to Corfu, 7/10 arrival ds on the front and verso, plain cover correctly rated 4d air fee & 2 1/2d ordinary, canc London cds, dark blue/black etiquette. This service was short lived and lasted but a few weeks. Covers carried thereon are scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, temporary acceptance of mails for Crete via London-Karachi service, London to Hania (Crete), bs 8/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d + 4d air fee, ms "By Imperial Airways. Only 21 flown, Newall 29.23A, 120 units.

GB External, 1929, Oct 5
Imperial Airways, temporary acceptance of mails for Crete via London-Karachi service, London to Hania (Crete), bs 8/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d + 4d air fee, ms "By Imperial Airways. Only 21 flown, Newall 29.23A, 120 units.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Panama, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Colon bs 24/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/9/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Oct 10
London to Panama, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Colon bs 24/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/9/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Ecuador, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Quito, bs 1/11, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 2/8 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Oct 10
London to Ecuador, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Quito, bs 1/11, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 2/8 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Nicaragua, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Managua, bs 23/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/9/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Oct 10
London to Nicaragua, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Managua, bs 23/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/9/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Honduras, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service toTegucigalpa, bs 23/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/5/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Oct 10
London to Honduras, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service toTegucigalpa, bs 23/10, Wheatcroft registered (label) cover franked 1/5/ 1/2d, blue/white airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Peru, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then FAM 5&9 to Lima, bs 1/11, registered (label) cover franked 2/6d seahorse, 1/-, 5d and 1/2d, correctly rated to include 3/6d per 1/2oz air fee, dark blue/black airmail etiquette tied by Dorking 10 OC 29 cds, also oval registered Dorking ds verso. A superb early item in fine condition.

GB External, 1929, Oct 10
London to Peru, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then FAM 5&9 to Lima, bs 1/11, registered (label) cover franked 2/6d seahorse, 1/-, 5d and 1/2d, correctly rated to include 3/6d per 1/2oz air fee, dark blue/black airmail etiquette tied by Dorking 10 OC 29 cds, also oval registered Dorking ds verso. A superb early item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Brtish Honduras, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via  S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Belize, bs 23/10, registered (label) cover franked 1/4/ 1/2d, canc Liverpool oval registered ds, blue/white airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1929, Oct 11
London to Brtish Honduras, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage via S.S. Aquitania to New York, then US internal air service to Belize, bs 23/10, registered (label) cover franked 1/4/ 1/2d, canc Liverpool oval registered ds, blue/white airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Belgrade, bs 10/11, carried on the second and last flight of the 'All Air' European section of the England-India service (thereafter by sea from Athens to Alexandria), plain airmail etiquette cover, franked 2 1/2d +4d air fee, ms "England-India Route". Due to bad weather and a shortage of planes the 'All Air' European section only lasted for two flights.

GB External, 1929, Nov 8
Imperial Airways, London to Belgrade, bs 10/11, carried on the second and last flight of the 'All Air' European section of the England-India service (thereafter by sea from Athens to Alexandria), plain airmail etiquette cover, franked 2 1/2d +4d air fee, ms "England-India Route". Due to bad weather and a shortage of planes the 'All Air' European section only lasted for two flights.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Nov 9
Imperial Airways, London to Cologne, 9/11 arrival date stamp on the front, carried on the second and last flight of the 'All Air' European section of the England-India service (thereafter by sea from Athens to Alexandria), plain airmail etiquette cover, franked 2 1/2d + 2d air fee, ms "England-India Route". Due to bad weather and a shortage of planes the 'All Air' European section only lasted for two flights. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) SCATDA acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia, London to Bogota, black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Bogota' cds  arrival cds verso, via Colon (Panama), black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Colon' transit cds on front. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Note - this cover was accepted for transit in Colombia by the SCADTA agency in Panama - which is uncommon - so much so that it has a Francis Field authentication hs verso..

GB External, 1929, Nov 23
SCATDA acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia, London to Bogota, black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Bogota' cds arrival cds verso, via Colon (Panama), black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Colon' transit cds on front. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Note - this cover was accepted for transit in Colombia by the SCADTA agency in Panama - which is uncommon - so much so that it has a Francis Field authentication hs verso..

Perceived Value

(GB External) London-Karachi-Delhi-(Calcutta),first 'unofficial' acceptance of airmail from London for the new Indian State Air Service F/F from Karachi to Delhi. Airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Sutton Coldfield 19/12/29, flown London-Karachi (30/12)-Delhi (31/12) then forwarded to Stephen Smith's home address in Calcutta to ensure safe receipt, and bears a 2/1/30 arrival ds verso. This cover is designated  'unofficial' because, although the new service was announced on 21/12, it was not due to start until 28/12. No more than five 'unofficial' covers are believed to exist. The vast majority of 'F/F's' are 'official', i.e. posted from London on 29/12/29, the day after the official announcement, and arriving Delhi 7/1/30 having missed the first Karachi-Delhi flight. A rare cover with an excellent provenance bearing an original (not facsimile) Stephen Smith signature dated 2/1/30, and a Francis Field authentication hs.

GB External, 1929, Dec 21
London-Karachi-Delhi-(Calcutta),first 'unofficial' acceptance of airmail from London for the new Indian State Air Service F/F from Karachi to Delhi. Airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Sutton Coldfield 19/12/29, flown London-Karachi (30/12)-Delhi (31/12) then forwarded to Stephen Smith's home address in Calcutta to ensure safe receipt, and bears a 2/1/30 arrival ds verso. This cover is designated 'unofficial' because, although the new service was announced on 21/12, it was not due to start until 28/12. No more than five 'unofficial' covers are believed to exist. The vast majority of 'F/F's' are 'official', i.e. posted from London on 29/12/29, the day after the official announcement, and arriving Delhi 7/1/30 having missed the first Karachi-Delhi flight. A rare cover with an excellent provenance bearing an original (not facsimile) Stephen Smith signature dated 2/1/30, and a Francis Field authentication hs.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Bombay, bs 8/1/30, carried on the first mail following the official announcement of the UK-India route extension to Delhi, Wheatcroft cover franked 8 1/2d, canc Ibstock cds,

GB External, 1929, Dec 26
Imperial Airways, London to Bombay, bs 8/1/30, carried on the first mail following the official announcement of the UK-India route extension to Delhi, Wheatcroft cover franked 8 1/2d, canc Ibstock cds,

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Madras, bs 10/1/30, carried on the first mail following the official announcement of the UK-India route extension to Delhi, Wheatcroft cover franked 8 1/2d, canc Ibstock cds,

GB External, 1929, Dec 27
Imperial Airways, London to Madras, bs 10/1/30, carried on the first mail following the official announcement of the UK-India route extension to Delhi, Wheatcroft cover franked 8 1/2d, canc Ibstock cds,

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F following the official announcement of the extension UK-India route to Johdpur and Delhi, London to Delhi, b/s 7/1, typed "London-Karachi-Delhi", etiquette cover. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1929, Dec 28
Imperial Airways, F/F following the official announcement of the extension UK-India route to Johdpur and Delhi, London to Delhi, b/s 7/1, typed "London-Karachi-Delhi", etiquette cover. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1929, Dec 28
Imperial Airways, second flight extension UK-India route to Delhi, bs 7/1, plain etiquette cover franked 8d, typed "By first through flight/London-Karachi-Delhi". The first official flight was on December 21st, but it was announced at very short notice, hence the bulk of the 'F/F mail went on 28th, arriving 6/1/30.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, second flight extension UK-India route to Delhi, bs 7/1, plain etiquette cover franked 8 1/2d, typed "By first despatch on the/Extension of Indian Airmail/from Karachi to Jodhpur", black "By Delhi Air Mail' and blue First Official Airmail/Despatch from Gt. Britain". The first official flight was on December 21st, but it was announced at very short notice, hence the bulk of the 'F/F mail went on 28th, arriving 6/1/30.

GB External, 1929, Dec 28
Imperial Airways, second flight extension UK-India route to Delhi, bs 7/1, plain etiquette cover franked 8 1/2d, typed "By first despatch on the/Extension of Indian Airmail/from Karachi to Jodhpur", black "By Delhi Air Mail' and blue First Official Airmail/Despatch from Gt. Britain". The first official flight was on December 21st, but it was announced at very short notice, hence the bulk of the 'F/F mail went on 28th, arriving 6/1/30.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Early airmail cover, Barry, Great Britain, to San Francisco, 14/3 arrival ds tying airmail etiquette on the front and purple two line 'Foreign Section/M.D.G.P.O.' hs verso, plain cover franked 5 1/2d canc Barry cds, addressed to a crew member S.S. Craigness, c/o Sir WR Smith, Ships Agents, San Francisco, ms "New York to San Francisco/By Air".The sender intended surface mail to New York, then carriage by the by US internal air service from New York to San Francisco. Some edge wear, but interesting nevertheless.

GB External, 1930, Mar 4
Early airmail cover, Barry, Great Britain, to San Francisco, 14/3 arrival ds tying airmail etiquette on the front and purple two line 'Foreign Section/M.D.G.P.O.' hs verso, plain cover franked 5 1/2d canc Barry cds, addressed to a crew member S.S. Craigness, c/o Sir WR Smith, Ships Agents, San Francisco, ms "New York to San Francisco/By Air".The sender intended surface mail to New York, then carriage by the by US internal air service from New York to San Francisco. Some edge wear, but interesting nevertheless.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Budapest, bs 2/4, (held up by bad weather), franked 4d canc Croydon Aerodrome cds, special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1930, Apr 1
F/F London to Budapest, bs 2/4, (held up by bad weather), franked 4d canc Croydon Aerodrome cds, special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) SABENA/Imperial Airways 1st night flight London to Brussels, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, typed "First Night Flight/London to Brussels/via Belgian Air LInes".

GB External, 1930, Apr 14
SABENA/Imperial Airways 1st night flight London to Brussels, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, typed "First Night Flight/London to Brussels/via Belgian Air LInes".

Perceived Value

(GB External) SABENA/Imperial Airways 1st night flight London to Brussels, bs 14/4, 15/4, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, fine strike elaborate violet six line "By/First Flight/Night Service/Air Mail/London to Brussels/14 April 1930" text around image of biplane, black '256/A' postman's receiver hs, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1930, Apr 14
SABENA/Imperial Airways 1st night flight London to Brussels, bs 14/4, 15/4, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, fine strike elaborate violet six line "By/First Flight/Night Service/Air Mail/London to Brussels/14 April 1930" text around image of biplane, black '256/A' postman's receiver hs, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1930, Apr 14
SABENA/Imperial Airways 1st night flight London to Brussels, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, typed "Experimenta Night Air Mail Service/London to Brussels", black/yellow/blue "Give Your Letters Wings" etiquette verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) SABENA/Imperial Airways 1st night flight London to Brussels, bs Jette 15/4, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, typed "First Night Flight/London to Brussels/via Belgian Air LInes".

GB External, 1930, Apr 14
SABENA/Imperial Airways 1st night flight London to Brussels, bs Jette 15/4, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, typed "First Night Flight/London to Brussels/via Belgian Air LInes".

Perceived Value

(GB External) Scotland to Germany carried at the Express rate, Edinburgh to Constance bs 26/4, via Cologne, and Manenheim Airport 25/4, imprint etiquette cover franked 1/ 2 1/2d, black oval 'Post Office/Express/Delivery' and framed 'Late Fee/Paid' hs's, black/dark red 459 and black/pink 459 'Express' labels, ms 'Very Urgent'. Verso red framed 'Mit Luftpost Manenheim' arrival hs and three different Imperial Airways propaganda labels, one tied by transit and arrival cds's. Nice item

GB External, 1930, Apr 24
Scotland to Germany carried at the Express rate, Edinburgh to Constance bs 26/4, via Cologne, and Manenheim Airport 25/4, imprint etiquette cover franked 1/ 2 1/2d, black oval 'Post Office/Express/Delivery' and framed 'Late Fee/Paid' hs's, black/dark red 459 and black/pink 459 'Express' labels, ms 'Very Urgent'. Verso red framed 'Mit Luftpost Manenheim' arrival hs and three different Imperial Airways propaganda labels, one tied by transit and arrival cds's. Nice item

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Berlin, no arrival ds, "'Western Union Cable Letter" cover, franked red 4 1/2d, canc red London EC2 meter postmark, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1930, May 10
London to Berlin, no arrival ds, "'Western Union Cable Letter" cover, franked red 4 1/2d, canc red London EC2 meter postmark, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First night flight London to Cologne, red framed "Mit Luftpost befordern/Koln 2" arrival hs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, ms "First Night Flight/London Cologne..

GB External, 1930, May 15
First night flight London to Cologne, red framed "Mit Luftpost befordern/Koln 2" arrival hs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, ms "First Night Flight/London Cologne..

Perceived Value

(GB External) First Night Service, London to Berlin, b/s 16/5, red three line 'By First Night Flight' cachet, red boxed "Mit Luftpost Befordert/Zmeiglufpostampf/Berlin Zentralflughafen" receiving cachet on front, par avion etiquette, KLM/IA/DLH. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1930, May 15
First Night Service, London to Berlin, b/s 16/5, red three line 'By First Night Flight' cachet, red boxed "Mit Luftpost Befordert/Zmeiglufpostampf/Berlin Zentralflughafen" receiving cachet on front, par avion etiquette, KLM/IA/DLH. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First Night Service London to Berlin, b/s 16/5, red boxed "Mit Luftpoft Befordert" receiving cachet, par avion etiquette, plain cover, KLM/IA/DLH

GB External, 1930, May 15
First Night Service London to Berlin, b/s 16/5, red boxed "Mit Luftpoft Befordert" receiving cachet, par avion etiquette, plain cover, KLM/IA/DLH

Perceived Value

(GB External) KLM/IAW/DLH first night flight, London to Hanover, good strike red three line 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Postampt 1 Hanover" arrival mark, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, canc London FS dr cds.

GB External, 1930, May 15
KLM/IAW/DLH first night flight, London to Hanover, good strike red three line 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Postampt 1 Hanover" arrival mark, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d, canc London FS dr cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KLM/IAW/DLH first night flight, London to Hanover, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1924 Emp Exh 1d, 1 1/2d and 1929 UPU 2 1/2d,canc London double ring cds, partial three line " Mit Luftpost/ Befordert/Postampt ?Erfurt" receiver on front. The only red receiver which remotely resembles the one described on this cover is #32 01a, on page 297, Michel Zeppelin und Flugpost Spezial Katalog, 1995.

GB External, 1930, May 15
KLM/IAW/DLH first night flight, London to Hanover, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1924 Emp Exh 1d, 1 1/2d and 1929 UPU 2 1/2d,canc London double ring cds, partial three line " Mit Luftpost/ Befordert/Postampt ?Erfurt" receiver on front. The only red receiver which remotely resembles the one described on this cover is #32 01a, on page 297, Michel Zeppelin und Flugpost Spezial Katalog, 1995.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Helsinki, bs 3/6, via Malmo 2/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1939". Not easy to find.

GB External, 1930, Jun 1
Imperial Airways, London to Helsinki, bs 3/6, via Malmo 2/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1939". Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Berlin,  bs 3/6,  first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Luftpostamt Berlin C2' receiver, plain imprint etiquette cover, Not easy to find.

GB External, 1930, Jun 1
Imperial Airways, London to Berlin, bs 3/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Luftpostamt Berlin C2' receiver, plain imprint etiquette cover, Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Budapest,, bs 3/6, via Munich 2/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1939", red framed Munchen 2 receiver. Not easy to find.

GB External, 1930, Jun 1
Imperial Airways, London to Budapest,, bs 3/6, via Munich 2/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1939", red framed Munchen 2 receiver. Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Liverpool to Paris, bs 3/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, tied etiquette, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1930, Jun 2
Liverpool to Paris, bs 3/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, tied etiquette, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1930, Jun 2
Imperial Airways, London to Stockholm, bs 3/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, "1st day 4d Rate" hs, ms "London-Stockholm". Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, London to Paris, no arrival ds, grey/blue imprint etiquette airmail cover, correctly rated 4d, canc London FS cds. Uncommon. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1930, Jun 2
Imperial Airways, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, London to Paris, no arrival ds, grey/blue imprint etiquette airmail cover, correctly rated 4d, canc London FS cds. Uncommon. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, London to Aubervilliers, bs 3/6, via Paris Gare du Nord Avion 2/6, plain cover, correctly rated 4d, canc Liverpool cds. Uncommon. .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

GB External, 1930, Jun 2
Imperial Airways, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, London to Aubervilliers, bs 3/6, via Paris Gare du Nord Avion 2/6, plain cover, correctly rated 4d, canc Liverpool cds. Uncommon. .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Warsaw, bs 3/6, via Berlin 2/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1930". Not easy to find.

GB External, 1930, Jun 2
Imperial Airways, London to Warsaw, bs 3/6, via Berlin 2/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1930". Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Copenhagen, bs 3/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1930". Not easy to find.

GB External, 1930, Jun 2
Imperial Airways, London to Copenhagen, bs 3/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1930". Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First combined surface and air postage at 4d London FS to Stockholm, bs 3/6, imprint etiquette cover franked 4d, black st. line "1st Day 4d Rate" hs, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1930, Jun 2
First combined surface and air postage at 4d London FS to Stockholm, bs 3/6, imprint etiquette cover franked 4d, black st. line "1st Day 4d Rate" hs, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Paris,  bs 3/6,  first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, black '1st Day 4d Rate' hs, plain imprint etiquette cover, Not easy to find. Image.

GB External, 1930, Jun 2
Imperial Airways, London to Paris, bs 3/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, black '1st Day 4d Rate' hs, plain imprint etiquette cover, Not easy to find. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Arways, London to Copenhagen, bs 23/6, 1/2d PSE with additional 3 1/2d, canc London FS38 cds, correctly rated 4d combined air fee, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1930, Jun 23
Imperial Arways, London to Copenhagen, bs 23/6, 1/2d PSE with additional 3 1/2d, canc London FS38 cds, correctly rated 4d combined air fee, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Java, first acceptance of British mail for KLM service to the Dutch East Indies and Siam, Bugle, Cornwall to Batavia, bs Weltevreden 4/10,  registered (label) cover franked 1/7d inc (nine stamps inc six controls) canc Bugle cds with uncommon 'Registered/23 SP 30/St Austell, Cornwall, verso, ms 'First Flight London - Amsterdam-Batavia'. Superb example in fine condition with good routing. Image.

GB External, 1930, Sep 24
England to Java, first acceptance of British mail for KLM service to the Dutch East Indies and Siam, Bugle, Cornwall to Batavia, bs Weltevreden 4/10, registered (label) cover franked 1/7d inc (nine stamps inc six controls) canc Bugle cds with uncommon 'Registered/23 SP 30/St Austell, Cornwall, verso, ms 'First Flight London - Amsterdam-Batavia'. Superb example in fine condition with good routing. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of British mail for KLM service to the Dutch East Indies, Weltevreden 4/10, franked 1/ 5 1/2d canc London cds.

GB External, 1930, Sep 24
First acceptance of British mail for KLM service to the Dutch East Indies, Weltevreden 4/10, franked 1/ 5 1/2d canc London cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Railway TPO early airmail cover, GB-Chile via Air France, London to Iquique, bs, via Santiago 26/10, pale grey cover with dark blue/white airmail etiquette, correctly rated 4/2air + 3d surface, franked KGV 1/- x4, 2 1/2d, 2d, 1/2d, cancelled (uncommonly for airmail) "UP SPECIAL Gi T.P.O./10 OC 30". Posted on the Glasgow section of the Aberdeen-London (Euston) Railway TPO, which operated from a parcels van with no postings box, hence no town postmark. A nice exhibit item.

GB External, 1930, Oct 10
Railway TPO early airmail cover, GB-Chile via Air France, London to Iquique, bs, via Santiago 26/10, pale grey cover with dark blue/white airmail etiquette, correctly rated 4/2air + 3d surface, franked KGV 1/- x4, 2 1/2d, 2d, 1/2d, cancelled (uncommonly for airmail) "UP SPECIAL Gi T.P.O./10 OC 30". Posted on the Glasgow section of the Aberdeen-London (Euston) Railway TPO, which operated from a parcels van with no postings box, hence no town postmark. A nice exhibit item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of GB mail for the new airmail service to Jamaica, bs 28/1, at the air fee rate of 1/- per oz,  for carriage via the North American airmail service, registered (label) cover correctly franked 1/4 1/2d, Bugle (Cornwall)12/1 to Kingston 28/1 via Plymouth 13/1, Southampton ('SS Homeric), New York 22/1, Atlanta AMF 23/1 and Miami 23/1, ms 'SS Homeric/Southampton to New York/By Air/ Miami to/Kingston, eight transit routing cds's verso. Attractively displayed with original GPO announcement 'Imperial and Foreign Mails, page January, 1931. Image.

GB External, 1931, Jan 14
First acceptance of GB mail for the new airmail service to Jamaica, bs 28/1, at the air fee rate of 1/- per oz, for carriage via the North American airmail service, registered (label) cover correctly franked 1/4 1/2d, Bugle (Cornwall)12/1 to Kingston 28/1 via Plymouth 13/1, Southampton ('SS Homeric), New York 22/1, Atlanta AMF 23/1 and Miami 23/1, ms 'SS Homeric/Southampton to New York/By Air/ Miami to/Kingston, eight transit routing cds's verso. Attractively displayed with original GPO announcement 'Imperial and Foreign Mails, page January, 1931. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First day of the introduction of an inclusive postage and air fee for countries outside Europe, London to Calcutta, bs 11/3, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 8d for London to Delhi, typed 'London-Delhi/1st day 8d inclusive rate'. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A nice item for that sophisticated exhibit. Image.

GB External, 1931, Feb 23
First day of the introduction of an inclusive postage and air fee for countries outside Europe, London to Calcutta, bs 11/3, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 8d for London to Delhi, typed 'London-Delhi/1st day 8d inclusive rate'. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A nice item for that sophisticated exhibit. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of GB mail for Jamaica, bs Constant Springs 7/3, for carriage via the North American airmail service, Southampton (SS 'Homeric') -New York-Miami-Kingston, Foreign Section GPO NY transit hs. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1931, Feb 24
First acceptance of GB mail for Jamaica, bs Constant Springs 7/3, for carriage via the North American airmail service, Southampton (SS 'Homeric') -New York-Miami-Kingston, Foreign Section GPO NY transit hs. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Rare acceptance for British Somaliland for carriage on the London-Mwanza leg of the  Imperial Airways inaugural flight from London to East Africa, Portsmouth to Berbera By Sea 30/3, via Mwanza 10/3 and Dar es Salaam 14/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 8 1/2d, addressed to the  Assistant Secretary to the Goverment/Shiek. British Somaliland, c/o the Postmaster, Mwanza. Carried F/F to Mwanza, then by rail to Dar es Salaam, then by sea to Berbera.  A superb item in fine condition and definitely one for the exhibit.

GB External, 1931, Feb 25
Rare acceptance for British Somaliland for carriage on the London-Mwanza leg of the Imperial Airways inaugural flight from London to East Africa, Portsmouth to Berbera By Sea 30/3, via Mwanza 10/3 and Dar es Salaam 14/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 8 1/2d, addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Goverment/Shiek. British Somaliland, c/o the Postmaster, Mwanza. Carried F/F to Mwanza, then by rail to Dar es Salaam, then by sea to Berbera. A superb item in fine condition and definitely one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Butiaba, bs 12/3, via Kampala 9/3, flown on F/F Croydon-Mwanza, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
London to Butiaba, bs 12/3, via Kampala 9/3, flown on F/F Croydon-Mwanza, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F  London to Kisumu, Imperial Airways House cachet, par avion etiquette, b/s, souvenir 'blue map' cover, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
F/F London to Kisumu, Imperial Airways House cachet, par avion etiquette, b/s, souvenir 'blue map' cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Flown cover addressed to Major LG Murray, MC,The Gordon Highlanders, Kiboko Holes, PO Makuyu, Kenya, bs 12/3, carried on Imperial Airways F/F London to Kisumu, bs 10/3 via Nairobi, blue/white souvenir map cover franked 7d. A first flight to an uncommon destination and with a military connection.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Flown cover addressed to Major LG Murray, MC,The Gordon Highlanders, Kiboko Holes, PO Makuyu, Kenya, bs 12/3, carried on Imperial Airways F/F London to Kisumu, bs 10/3 via Nairobi, blue/white souvenir map cover franked 7d. A first flight to an uncommon destination and with a military connection.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Egypt, bs bs Cairo 5/3 and Heliopolis 5/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, registerd (label) blue/white 'map' cover, franked 4d x2, canc Edinburgh 21 Feb 31 cds. The original 'Certificate of Posting' is included.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Egypt, bs bs Cairo 5/3 and Heliopolis 5/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, registerd (label) blue/white 'map' cover, franked 4d x2, canc Edinburgh 21 Feb 31 cds. The original 'Certificate of Posting' is included.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Sudan, bs Wadi Halfa 6/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 5d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs and blue/pink "AC Roessler" address label verso. Returned to London via Shellai Halfa 30 May 31.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Sudan, bs Wadi Halfa 6/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 5d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs and blue/pink "AC Roessler" address label verso. Returned to London via Shellai Halfa 30 May 31.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Khartoum, bs 7/3, flown on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, official blue map cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, London to Khartoum, bs 7/3, flown on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, official blue map cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Butiaba, bs 12/3, via Kampala 9/3, flown on F/F Croydon-Mwanza, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
London to Butiaba, bs 12/3, via Kampala 9/3, flown on F/F Croydon-Mwanza, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Kisumu, bs 10/3, Registered Letter PSE embossed 3d + 1 1/2d with additional 1/4d stamps, canc Kensington 24/2 and Charles St 27/2 registered oval ds's, airmail etiquette, violet circular Imperial Airways House/London' hs verso, carried on Imperial Airways inaugural London to East Africa service, Registered covers are uncommon, registered letter stationary even more so.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
London to Kisumu, bs 10/3, Registered Letter PSE embossed 3d + 1 1/2d with additional 1/4d stamps, canc Kensington 24/2 and Charles St 27/2 registered oval ds's, airmail etiquette, violet circular Imperial Airways House/London' hs verso, carried on Imperial Airways inaugural London to East Africa service, Registered covers are uncommon, registered letter stationary even more so.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Aswan, bs 6/3, also 7 MAR 31 arrival ds on front, official blue/white 'map' souvenir cover, franked 5d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, violet 'Imperial Airways House/London' hs verso.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Aswan, bs 6/3, also 7 MAR 31 arrival ds on front, official blue/white 'map' souvenir cover, franked 5d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, violet 'Imperial Airways House/London' hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Kisumu, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'Map' cover, correctly rated 7d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs verso.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Kisumu, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'Map' cover, correctly rated 7d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Cairo, bs 5/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 3 1/2d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs. Uncommon Egyptian oval magenta 'Return to Sender' hs, London FS20 arrival ds on front.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Cairo, bs 5/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 3 1/2d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs. Uncommon Egyptian oval magenta 'Return to Sender' hs, London FS20 arrival ds on front.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Kosti, Sudan, bs 8/3, via Khartoum 7/3, flown on the inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover franked 5d.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Kosti, Sudan, bs 8/3, via Khartoum 7/3, flown on the inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Khartoum, b/s, flown on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, official blue map cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, London to Khartoum, b/s, flown on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, official blue map cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Malakal, bs 8/3, via Khartoum 7/3, flown on the inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover franked 5d, nice IAW House cachet verso.  Uncommon destination.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, London to Malakal, bs 8/3, via Khartoum 7/3, flown on the inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover franked 5d, nice IAW House cachet verso. Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Sudan, bs Juba 8/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover franked 5d, nice IAW House cachet verso.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Sudan, bs Juba 8/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover franked 5d, nice IAW House cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/cream 'map' cover, franked 8 1/2d.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/cream 'map' cover, franked 8 1/2d.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Kisumu, bs, airmail etiquette cover franked 7d, ms 'By Air Mail', IAW House cachet verso.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Kisumu, bs, airmail etiquette cover franked 7d, ms 'London to Kisumu', IAW House cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Khartoum, bs Sudan Air Mail/Khartoum 7/3 cds, plain registered (label) cover, franked 8d, canc Muswell Hill cds, ms 'Via First England-Africa Flight'. Registered covers are uncommon. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Khartoum, bs Sudan Air Mail/Khartoum 7/3 cds, plain registered (label) cover, franked 8d, canc Muswell Hill cds, ms 'Via First England-Africa Flight'. Registered covers are uncommon. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Aswan, bs 6/3, official blue/white 'map' souvenir cover, franked 4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Aswan, bs 6/3, official blue/white 'map' souvenir cover, franked 4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Kisumu, bs 9/3, official airmail etiquette cover from the 'Vice Presdent of The Chase National Bank, London' printed on the flap, franked 7d, typed 'First Flight, London to Kisumu'. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Kisumu, bs 9/3, official airmail etiquette cover from the 'Vice Presdent of The Chase National Bank, London' printed on the flap, franked 7d, typed 'First Flight, London to Kisumu'. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Kampala, bs 9/3, official blue/yellow/cream 'Rising Sun' souvenir cover, franked 7d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Scarce souvenir cover sent to a limited number of British businesses that had dealings with East Africa. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Butiabia, b/s 12/3, via Kampala 9/3, official 'blue map' souvenir cover, franked 7d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Overflown to Kampala due to interruption caused by engine trouble at Juba, see Air Mails of British Africa, Baldwin, p28. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Butiabia, b/s 12/3, via Kampala 9/3, official 'blue map' souvenir cover, franked 7d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Overflown to Kampala due to interruption caused by engine trouble at Juba, see Air Mails of British Africa, Baldwin, p28. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Kisumu, bs 10/3, official 'blue map' souvenir cover, franked 7d, typed 'First Flight, London to Kisumu', purple 'Imperial Airways/Airways House/London' hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'Map' cover, correctly rated 7d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Croydon to Mwanza, bs 10/3, franked 7d, plain cover addressed to Supt.  Imperial Airways, canc heavy London/Air Mail pm normally used on air parcels, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial AW. ? Test letter.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
F/F Croydon to Mwanza, bs 10/3, franked 7d, plain cover addressed to Supt. Imperial Airways, canc heavy London/Air Mail pm normally used on air parcels, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial AW. ? Test letter.

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GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, F/F London to Mwanza, b/s 10/3, official blue on white map cover, franked 7d.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/cream 'map' cover, franked 8 1/2d.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/cream 'map' cover, franked 8 1/2d.

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GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, plain cover, correctly rated 7d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs verso.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Sudan, London to Shambe, bs Khartoum 7/3,uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 5d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Sudan, London to Shambe, bs Khartoum 7/3,uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 5d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs.

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GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Sudan, bs Aswan 6/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 5d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs and blue/pink "AC Roessler" address label verso.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 7d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs and blue/pink "AC Roessler" address label verso.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 7d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs and blue/pink "AC Roessler" address label verso.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Sudan, bs Khartoum 7/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 5d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs and blue/pink "AC Roessler" address label verso.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Sudan, bs Khartoum 7/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope with outline of Imperial Airways liner G-AAGX, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 5d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs and blue/pink "AC Roessler" address label verso.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Egypt, bs bs Cairo 2/3 and Heliopolis 3/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white 'map' cover, franked 2 1/2d x2. Filing hole top left hand corner.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways F/F London to Egypt, bs bs Cairo 2/3 and Heliopolis 3/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white 'map' cover, franked 2 1/2d x2. Filing hole top left hand corner.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Aswan, bs 6/3, official blue/white 'map' souvenir cover, franked 4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, violet circular Imperial Airways House London hs verso.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Aswan, bs 6/3, official blue/white 'map' souvenir cover, franked 4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, violet circular Imperial Airways House London hs verso.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Khartoum, bs 7/3, flown on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, official blue map cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, London to Khartoum, bs 7/3, flown on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, official blue map cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways.

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(GB External) First acceptance GB airmail for Congo, via Imperial Airways GB-East Africa sevice, London-Leopoldville, 9/4, via Khartoum 7/3, Juba Sudan Air Mail 8/3, and Aba 14/3, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover, franked 4d per i/2 oz + 2d x2,for each additional 1/2 oz, canc London/Air Mail cds, typed "Via Imperial Airways to Juba, and Belgian Line/to Stanleyville and Leopoldville". Actually carried 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, then downstream river to Leopoldville.  Francis Field authentication hs verso .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

GB External, 1931, Feb 27
First acceptance GB airmail for Congo, via Imperial Airways GB-East Africa sevice, London-Leopoldville, 9/4, via Khartoum 7/3, Juba Sudan Air Mail 8/3, and Aba 14/3, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover, franked 4d per i/2 oz + 2d x2,for each additional 1/2 oz, canc London/Air Mail cds, typed "Via Imperial Airways to Juba, and Belgian Line/to Stanleyville and Leopoldville". Actually carried 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, then downstream river to Leopoldville. Francis Field authentication hs verso .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Kisumu, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'Map' cover, correctly rated 7d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs. Mounted on album leaf with map of route.

GB External, 1931, Feb 28
Imperial Airways F/F London to Kisumu, bs 10/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'Map' cover, correctly rated 7d, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/House/London' hs. Mounted on album leaf with map of route.

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GB External, 1931, Feb 28
Imperial Airways, first airmail England to Africa, London to Mwanza, bs 10/3, G9754 franked 7d, canc London FS cds, purple 'Imperial Airways/Airways House/London' hs verso. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

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(GB External) First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, London to Darwin, bs25 Apr 31, plain cover, franked 1/4d, canc Leeds cds.The plane crashed Kupang. The mail was then carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith in "Southern Cross",

GB External, 1931, Apr 2
First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, London to Darwin, bs25 Apr 31, plain cover, franked 1/4d, canc Leeds cds.The plane crashed Kupang. The mail was then carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith in "Southern Cross",

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(GB External) Cover flown London to Brisbane, bs 28/4, carried on First Experimental Extension London-India- Australia service, official illus long cover. Plane crashed Kupang, mail carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and on to Melbourne by Qantas.

GB External, 1931, Apr 3
Cover flown London to Brisbane, bs 28/4, carried on First Experimental Extension London-India- Australia service, official illus long cover. Plane crashed Kupang, mail carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and on to Melbourne by Qantas.

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GB External, 1931, Apr 3
Cover flown London Singapore 16/4, and on to Muar, b/s 18/4, carried on First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, official blue/cream souvenir cover, 10x23cm, franked 1/-, verso on flap it bears the uncommon black "Imperial Airways/Ltd/London-Australia cachet applied in Singapore. The plane later crashed Kupang, and the mail was carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and then on to Melbourne by Qantas.

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GB External, 1931, Apr 3
First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, London to Sydney,bs 29/4, official blue/cream cover (10x22cm) in fine condition, fanked 1/4d, canc London FS cds, ms 'London-Sydnet'. The plane crashed Kupang. The mail was then carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith in "Southern Cross", then to Bisbane by Qantas, then Sydney by ANA.

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(GB External) London to Rangoon, bs 15/4, carried on the  Imperial Airways First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, official imprint etiquette blue/white souvenir cover in pristine unfolded condition, 10x20cm, franked 8d, canc London FS cds, purple boxed "First Airmail/Burma-Australia" cachet. The plane (City of Cairo) made forced landing near Kupang on 19/4, mail carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and on to Melbourne by Qantas. Small mail.  The cover has two fling holes along lh edge.

GB External, 1931, Apr 4
London to Rangoon, bs 15/4, carried on the Imperial Airways First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, official imprint etiquette blue/white souvenir cover in pristine unfolded condition, 10x20cm, franked 8d, canc London FS cds, purple boxed "First Airmail/Burma-Australia" cachet. The plane (City of Cairo) made forced landing near Kupang on 19/4, mail carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and on to Melbourne by Qantas. Small mail. The cover has two fling holes along lh edge.

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(GB External) London to Darwin, bs 25/4, carried on the  Imperial Airways First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, official imprint etiquette blue/white souvenir cover, 10x20cm, franked 1/4d, canc London FS 72 cds. The plane (City of Cairo) made forced landing near Kupang on 19/4, mail carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and on to Melbourne by Qantas. Small mail.

GB External, 1931, Apr 4
London to Darwin, bs 25/4, carried on the Imperial Airways First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, official imprint etiquette blue/white souvenir cover, 10x20cm, franked 1/4d, canc London FS 72 cds. The plane (City of Cairo) made forced landing near Kupang on 19/4, mail carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and on to Melbourne by Qantas. Small mail.

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(GB External) London to Singapore, bs 16/4, carried on the  Imperial Airways First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, official imprint etiquette blue/white souvenir cover, 10x20cm, correctly rated 1/-, canc London FS ccs, etiquette, plain cover, verso it bears the uncommon black "Imperial Airways/Ltd/London-Australia cachet applied in Singapore. The plane (City of Cairo) made forced landing near Kupang on 19/4, mail carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and on to Melbourne by Qantas. Small mail.  Written up on album leaf with map of route.

GB External, 1931, Apr 4
London to Singapore, bs 16/4, carried on the Imperial Airways First Experimental Extension London-India to Australia service, official imprint etiquette blue/white souvenir cover, 10x20cm, correctly rated 1/-, canc London FS ccs, etiquette, plain cover, verso it bears the uncommon black "Imperial Airways/Ltd/London-Australia cachet applied in Singapore. The plane (City of Cairo) made forced landing near Kupang on 19/4, mail carried to Darwin by Kingsford Smith, and on to Melbourne by Qantas. Small mail. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

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(GB External) F/F London to Rangoon, bs 15/4, carried on the first experimental flight to Australia, purple boxed "First Airmail/Burma-Australia" cachet front and verso, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1931, Apr 4
F/F London to Rangoon, bs 15/4, carried on the first experimental flight to Australia, purple boxed "First Airmail/Burma-Australia" cachet front and verso, Imperial Airways.

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(GB External) Commercial airmail cover, London to Vienna, bs 9/4, via Berlin C2 8/4, buff airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, canc Blackpool cds, red Luftpost befordert Berlin C2 receiver on front, carried on the night airmail from London to Berlin, which was suspended for the winter and restarted on 2/4/31. Correctly rated 4d combined air and ordinary fee. Nice.

GB External, 1931, Apr 07
Commercial airmail cover, London to Vienna, bs 9/4, via Berlin C2 8/4, buff airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, canc Blackpool cds, red Luftpost befordert Berlin C2 receiver on front, carried on the night airmail from London to Berlin, which was suspended for the winter and restarted on 2/4/31. Correctly rated 4d combined air and ordinary fee. Nice.

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GB External, 1931, Apr 24
Imperial Airways, London to Adelaide, bs 15/5, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, ms '2nd/England-Australia/trial/Air Mail'. No cachets used with the exception of Singapore. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Victoria, bs Melbourne 14/5, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc Bodmin Cornwall 24 Apr 31 cds, ms '2nd/England-Australia'. No cachets were used on this flight with the exception of Singapore.

GB External, 1931, Apr 24
Imperial Airways, London to Victoria, bs Melbourne 14/5, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc Bodmin Cornwall 24 Apr 31 cds, ms '2nd/England-Australia'. No cachets were used on this flight with the exception of Singapore.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Sydney, b/s, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc London FS/ 24 Apr 31/Airmail cds. No cachets were used on this flight with the exception of Singapore. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1931, Apr 24
Imperial Airways, London to Sydney, b/s, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc London FS/ 24 Apr 31/Airmail cds. No cachets were used on this flight with the exception of Singapore. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 8/5, via Alor Star 7/5, carried on Second Experimental Flight to Australia, imprint airmail etiquete cover franked 1/-, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Small mail. Only mail to singapore was backstamped. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1931, Apr 24
Imperial Airways, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 8/5, via Alor Star 7/5, carried on Second Experimental Flight to Australia, imprint airmail etiquete cover franked 1/-, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Small mail. Only mail to singapore was backstamped. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Masterton, New Zealand, bs 19/5, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/ 24 Apr 31/Airmail cds. No cachets were used on this flight with the exception of Singapore. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1931, Apr 24
Imperial Airways, London to Masterton, New Zealand, bs 19/5, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/ 24 Apr 31/Airmail cds. No cachets were used on this flight with the exception of Singapore. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Victoria, bs Melbourne 14/5, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc London FS Air Mail/23 Apr 31. No cachets were used on this flight with the exception of Singapore. Ironed vertical crease.

GB External, 1931, Apr 24
Imperial Airways, London to Victoria, bs Melbourne 14/5, carried on the Second Experimental Flight to Australia, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc London FS Air Mail/23 Apr 31. No cachets were used on this flight with the exception of Singapore. Ironed vertical crease.

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(GB External) Second Experimental flight, London to Melbourne, bs  29/4, commercial corner cover franked 1/4d 1/2d canc Hartlepool cds, airmail etiquette  IAW/Kingsford Smith/Qantas/ANA.. Ironed horizontal non invasive fold 1cm from bottom edge.

GB External, 1931, Apr 24
Second Experimental flight, London to Melbourne, bs 29/4, commercial corner cover franked 1/4d 1/2d canc Hartlepool cds, airmail etiquette IAW/Kingsford Smith/Qantas/ANA.. Ironed horizontal non invasive fold 1cm from bottom edge.

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(GB External) London to Calcutta 6/5/31 arrival ds on front, carried on second Experimental Extension London-India to Australia,  PC franked 6d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1931, Apr 25
London to Calcutta 6/5/31 arrival ds on front, carried on second Experimental Extension London-India to Australia, PC franked 6d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette.

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(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, early inward mail from GB to Canada via SS Duchess of Richmond and Rimouski, Portsmouth and Southsea to Montreal, no arrival bs, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, ( to include airmail surcharge), blue/dark blue/orange Imperial Airways vignette on front, and red/white/blue/black 'Navy Week Portsmouth' vignette verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1931, May 07
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, early inward mail from GB to Canada via SS Duchess of Richmond and Rimouski, Portsmouth and Southsea to Montreal, no arrival bs, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, ( to include airmail surcharge), blue/dark blue/orange Imperial Airways vignette on front, and red/white/blue/black 'Navy Week Portsmouth' vignette verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, early inward mail from GB to Canada via first dispatch of SS Duchess of Richmond from Glasgow (9/5) and Rimouski, Glasgow to Montreal, bs 16/5, airmail etiquette PC correctly rated 2 1/2d, ( to include airmail surcharge). The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1931, May 7
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, early inward mail from GB to Canada via first dispatch of SS Duchess of Richmond from Glasgow (9/5) and Rimouski, Glasgow to Montreal, bs 16/5, airmail etiquette PC correctly rated 2 1/2d, ( to include airmail surcharge). The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

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(GB External) London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, blue circlar Montreal Canada/No 289/Jun 16 1931 arrival ds on front and 16/5 arrival cds verso, also neat framed ms "By First Combined Sea and Air Service/Rimouski-Montreal/S.S.Duchess of Richmond", 1/2 PSC with additional 1/2d x4, canc Glasgow cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee.Francis Field authentication hs verso. Nice item.

GB External, 1931, May 07
London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, blue circlar Montreal Canada/No 289/Jun 16 1931 arrival ds on front and 16/5 arrival cds verso, also neat framed ms "By First Combined Sea and Air Service/Rimouski-Montreal/S.S.Duchess of Richmond", 1/2 PSC with additional 1/2d x4, canc Glasgow cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee.Francis Field authentication hs verso. Nice item.

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(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to McGill University, franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1931, May 08
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to McGill University, franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to McGill University, franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1931, May 08
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to McGill University, franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, Liverpool to Moose Jaw, Seskatchewan, bs, first acceptance of British mail, typed endorsement "Per ... 'Duchess of Richmond'/from Glasgow/Air Mail/Rimouski to Moose Jaw", correctly rated 2 1/2d.

GB External, 1931, May 8
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, Liverpool to Moose Jaw, Seskatchewan, bs, first acceptance of British mail, typed endorsement "Per ... 'Duchess of Richmond'/from Glasgow/Air Mail/Rimouski to Moose Jaw", correctly rated 2 1/2d.

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(GB External) London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, bs May 16, 31, also blue boxed Montreal/may 16 1931 Posre Restante hs, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee.

GB External, 1931, May 08
London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, bs May 16, 31, also blue boxed Montreal/may 16 1931 Posre Restante hs, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service from GB to Canada 1927-39, first flight of the re-opened service (Baldwin #284) following its closure in early 1931 due to the Great Depression, London to Montreal, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, (to include airmail surcharge), canc London FS/Air Mail, Francis Field authentication hs verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service. A super item.

GB External, 1931, May 8
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service from GB to Canada 1927-39, first flight of the re-opened service (Baldwin #284) following its closure in early 1931 due to the Great Depression, London to Montreal, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, (to include airmail surcharge), canc London FS/Air Mail, Francis Field authentication hs verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service. A super item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service from GB to Canada 1927-39, first flight of the re-opened service (Baldwin #284) following its closure in early 1931 due to the Great Depression, Ibstock, Leicester to Toronto, no arrival ds, Wheatcroft cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, (to include airmail surcharge), ms 'By the Duchess of Richmond'. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1931, May 8
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service from GB to Canada 1927-39, first flight of the re-opened service (Baldwin #284) following its closure in early 1931 due to the Great Depression, Ibstock, Leicester to Toronto, no arrival ds, Wheatcroft cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, (to include airmail surcharge), ms 'By the Duchess of Richmond'. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service from GB to Canada 1927-39, first flight of the re-opened service (Baldwin #284) following its closure in early 1931 due to the Great Depression, London to Ottawa, no arrival ds, correctly rated Smye 1/2d PSC with additional 1/2d x4 (to include airmail surcharge). The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1931, May 8
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service from GB to Canada 1927-39, first flight of the re-opened service (Baldwin #284) following its closure in early 1931 due to the Great Depression, London to Ottawa, no arrival ds, correctly rated Smye 1/2d PSC with additional 1/2d x4 (to include airmail surcharge). The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Winnipeg, no arrival ds 1/2 PSC with additional 1/2d x4, canc London Air Mail cds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. A Capt. TA Smye item.

GB External, 1931, May 8
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Winnipeg, no arrival ds 1/2 PSC with additional 1/2d x4, canc London Air Mail cds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. A Capt. TA Smye item.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Jul 1
Air Orient, first acceptance of GB airmail for Indo-China by the French weekly service to Saigon, 1/2d PSE with additional 10d,5d and 1/2d canc London FS 1 JY 1931 cds, bs Saigon Central 22/7 and Marseille-Gare, correctly rated 1/4d for 1/2oz. Scarce.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, scarce early acceptance of airmail for Cyprus, for carriage from London to Haifa on the F/F of the India service winter timetable AND on the first link service from Haifa, which opened 24/10, to carry Indain mail to Cairo to link with the now separate southbound IAW service to Africa, plain etiquette cover franked 4d, canc London/Air Mail/16 Oct 31 double ring cds, typed "Per First Flight/England-India/Via Haifa", bs Nicosia 30/10, Cairo transit cds, carried by sea on final leg from Cairo-Nicosia. Hitherto, both the India and the Africa services had been operated jointly as far as Egypt. On the introduction of the winter timetable two distinct dispatches were created - mail to India leaving Croydon on Saturdays, and to Africa on Wednesdays. The separation of services was made more absolute by diverting the Indian itinerary at Athens to a shorter route via Haifa and Baghdad, the calls at Alexandria, Cairo and Gaza being omitted. At the same time a new service was opened between Haifa and Cair

GB External, 1931, Oct 17
Imperial Airways, scarce early acceptance of airmail for Cyprus, for carriage from London to Haifa on the F/F of the India service winter timetable AND on the first link service from Haifa, which opened 24/10, to carry Indain mail to Cairo to link with the now separate southbound IAW service to Africa, plain etiquette cover franked 4d, canc London/Air Mail/16 Oct 31 double ring cds, typed "Per First Flight/England-India/Via Haifa", bs Nicosia 30/10, Cairo transit cds, carried by sea on final leg from Cairo-Nicosia. Hitherto, both the India and the Africa services had been operated jointly as far as Egypt. On the introduction of the winter timetable two distinct dispatches were created - mail to India leaving Croydon on Saturdays, and to Africa on Wednesdays. The separation of services was made more absolute by diverting the Indian itinerary at Athens to a shorter route via Haifa and Baghdad, the calls at Alexandria, Cairo and Gaza being omitted. At the same time a new service was opened between Haifa and Cair

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Tiberias, bs 21/10, via Haifa 20/10, opening of new winter timetable via Tiberias, plain airmail etiquette cover, franked  3 1/2d, ms 'First Flight London-Tiberias'. Newall 120u.

GB External, 1931, Oct 17
Imperial Airways F/F London to Tiberias, bs 21/10, via Haifa 20/10, opening of new winter timetable via Tiberias, plain airmail etiquette cover, franked 3 1/2d, ms 'First Flight London-Tiberias'. Newall 120u.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England-South Africa Civil Air Transport Contract, 3pp pub HSMO 1930 sent by Smye as printed matter on the Imperial Airways first Christmas Flight, to South Africa, bs Victoria West 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, franked 1/-, airmail etiquette. Nice exhibit item.

GB External, 1931, Dec 7
England-South Africa Civil Air Transport Contract, 3pp pub HSMO 1930 sent by Smye as printed matter on the Imperial Airways first Christmas Flight, to South Africa, bs Victoria West 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, franked 1/-, airmail etiquette. Nice exhibit item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Christmas proving flight, London to Windhoek, special arrival cachet 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, then connected with the special SWAA Christmas Kimberley-Winhoek service, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways/SWAA.

GB External, 1931, Dec 7
Christmas proving flight, London to Windhoek, special arrival cachet 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, then connected with the special SWAA Christmas Kimberley-Winhoek service, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways/SWAA.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Christmas proving flight, London to Cape Town, bs 21/12, via Joburg 21/12, uncommon red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail cover, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1931, Dec 7
Christmas proving flight, London to Cape Town, bs 21/12, via Joburg 21/12, uncommon red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Christmas proving flight, London to Johannesburg, bs 21/12,  Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1931, Dec 8
Christmas proving flight, London to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Christmas proving flight, London to Mpika, bs 19/12, Springbok cover franked 9d, Imperial Airways. Cover addressed c/o Col. Gore Brown, a prominent settler living at Shiva in some considerable style.

GB External, 1931, Dec 8
Christmas proving flight, London to Mpika, bs 19/12, Springbok cover franked 9d, Imperial Airways. Cover addressed c/o Col. Gore Brown, a prominent settler living at Shiva in some considerable style.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Christmas proving flight, London to Simonstown, South Africa, bs 22/12, via Johannesburg 21/12 and Cape Town 21/12, carried on Imperial Airways Christmas Flight, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 1/-, 75 flown.

GB External, 1931, Dec 8
Christmas proving flight, London to Simonstown, South Africa, bs 22/12, via Johannesburg 21/12 and Cape Town 21/12, carried on Imperial Airways Christmas Flight, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 1/-, 75 flown.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways flown cover, carried on First Christmas Flight, London to Mbeya, b/s 18/12, then returned to GB by surface via Mbeya 31/1/32, Dar es Salaam 17/2/32 arriving London 15/3/32, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover, franked 9d.

GB External, 1931, Dec 8
Imperial Airways flown cover, carried on First Christmas Flight, London to Mbeya, b/s 18/12, then returned to GB by surface via Mbeya 31/1/32, Dar es Salaam 17/2/32 arriving London 15/3/32, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover, franked 9d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) The official start of the special Christmas mail from London to Cape Town, bs 21/12, when the Hannibal aeroplane Heracles', piloted by W Rogers, left for Paris.  Springbok cover franked 1/- canc 'Croydon Aerodrome' cds, signed by the pilot W.Rogers who flew the London-Paris leg, Francis Field authenication hs verso.  Heracles carried just 127 letters, all of which were posted at Croydon Aerodrome, but only 12 were signed by the pilot, the main mail having been sent to Paris earlier. See Baldwin, Air Mails of British Africa, 1925-1932, pp 39/40, who considered such covers to be "of considerable rarity".

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
The official start of the special Christmas mail from London to Cape Town, bs 21/12, when the Hannibal aeroplane Heracles', piloted by W Rogers, left for Paris. Springbok cover franked 1/- canc 'Croydon Aerodrome' cds, signed by the pilot W.Rogers who flew the London-Paris leg, Francis Field authenication hs verso. Heracles carried just 127 letters, all of which were posted at Croydon Aerodrome, but only 12 were signed by the pilot, the main mail having been sent to Paris earlier. See Baldwin, Air Mails of British Africa, 1925-1932, pp 39/40, who considered such covers to be "of considerable rarity".

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
London to South Africa Christmas flight, London to Cape Town, bs 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, uncommon and attractive Hayes red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail cover, franked KGV 1/- canc London Wilton Road cds (date unclear).

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
Imperial Airways, experimental Christmas flight England to South Africa, London-Dodoma, bs 18/12, posted Wilton Rd NW1,uncommon Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope (ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton), franked 7d, blue/white airmail etiquette. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Kimberley, bs 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
Imperial Airways, London to Kimberley, bs 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Mpika, bs 19/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
Imperial Airways, London to Mpika, bs 19/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Salisbury, bs 19/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
Imperial Airways, London to Salisbury, bs 19/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Moshi, bs 18/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
Imperial Airways, London to Moshi, bs 18/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Mbeya, bs 18/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
Imperial Airways, London to Mbeya, bs 18/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Dodoma, bs 18/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

GB External, 1931, Dec 9
Imperial Airways, London to Dodoma, bs 18/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 25/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 25/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, registered (label) grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/7d, canc oval Southampton 17 Dec 31 ds.

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, registered (label) grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/7d, canc oval Southampton 17 Dec 31 ds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Perth, bs 25/1/32, registered (label) grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/7d, canc oval Southampton 17 Dec 31 ds.

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Perth, bs 25/1/32, registered (label) grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/7d, canc oval Southampton 17 Dec 31 ds.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, plain imprint etiquette cover, correctly rated 1/4d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Tasmania acceptance for Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Hobart, bs 23/1/32, via Melbourne, 22/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
Tasmania acceptance for Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Hobart, bs 23/1/32, via Melbourne, 22/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Signed by Captain G.U.Allan. Some even toning front and back, see scan.

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Signed by Captain G.U.Allan. Some even toning front and back, see scan.

Perceived Value

(GB External) New Zealand acceptance for Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Timaru bs 28/1/32, via Sydney 21/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
New Zealand acceptance for Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Timaru bs 28/1/32, via Sydney 21/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Port Darwin, bs 19/1/1932, plain cover franked 1/5 1/2d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

GB External, 1931, Dec 18
Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Port Darwin, bs 19/1/1932, plain cover franked 1/5 1/2d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's and G Allen's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, via Darwin 19/1, plain cover correctly rated 1/4d, canc CROYDON AERODROME cds. Image.

GB External, 1931, Dec 21
Kingsford Smith's and G Allen's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, via Darwin 19/1, plain cover correctly rated 1/4d, canc CROYDON AERODROME cds. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/1932,  ANA green/red/grey blue Xmas Greetings cover, rated 1/4d canc London 21/12 cds, Australian National Airways.

GB External, 1932, Jan 7
Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/1932, ANA green/red/grey blue Xmas Greetings cover, rated 1/4d canc London 21/12 cds, Australian National Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Australian National Airways, return of "All Australian" flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Sydney, b/s , red/green/grey ANA Xmas Greetings cover, franked 1/4d canc London  21 Dec 31 cds. Ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

GB External, 1932, Jan 7
Australian National Airways, return of "All Australian" flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Sydney, b/s , red/green/grey ANA Xmas Greetings cover, franked 1/4d canc London 21 Dec 31 cds. Ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for New Zealand, for carriage on Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Christchurch, bs 28/1 (only a few items were bs, see Walker), via Sydney 21/132, ANA grey blue/green 'Holly' Xmas Greetings cover, correctly rated 1/4, canc London 17/12, Australian National Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Jan 7
First acceptance of mail for New Zealand, for carriage on Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Christchurch, bs 28/1 (only a few items were bs, see Walker), via Sydney 21/132, ANA grey blue/green 'Holly' Xmas Greetings cover, correctly rated 1/4, canc London 17/12, Australian National Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Straits Settlements, bs 15/Jan 32, Smye ANA Xmas Greetings cover, rated 1/- canc London/7 Dec 31/Air Mail cds, Australian National Airways.

GB External, 1932, Jan 7
Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Straits Settlements, bs 15/Jan 32, Smye ANA Xmas Greetings cover, rated 1/- canc London/7 Dec 31/Air Mail cds, Australian National Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Australian National Airways, return of "All Australian" flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Sydney, b/s 22/1, red/green/grey ANA Xmas Greetings cover, franked 1/4d canc London  21 Dec 31 cds. Ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

GB External, 1932, Jan 7
Australian National Airways, return of "All Australian" flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Sydney, b/s 22/1, red/green/grey ANA Xmas Greetings cover, franked 1/4d canc London 21 Dec 31 cds. Ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/1932,  ANA green/red/grey blue Xmas Greetings cover, rated 1/4d canc London 21/12 cds, Australian National Airways.

GB External, 1932, Jan 7
Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Melbourne, bs 22/1/1932, ANA green/red/grey blue Xmas Greetings cover, rated 1/4d canc London 21/12 cds, Australian National Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for New Zealand, for carriage on Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Christchurch, bs 28/1 (only a few items were bs, see Walker), via Sydney 21/132, ANA grey blue/green 'Holly' Xmas Greetings cover, correctly rated 1/4, canc London 17/12, Australian National Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Jan 7
First acceptance of mail for New Zealand, for carriage on Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Christchurch, bs 28/1 (only a few items were bs, see Walker), via Sydney 21/132, ANA grey blue/green 'Holly' Xmas Greetings cover, correctly rated 1/4, canc London 17/12, Australian National Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for New Zealand, for carriage on Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Christchurch, bs 28/1 (only a few items were bs, see Walker), via Sydney 21/132, ANA grey blue/green 'Holly' Xmas Greetings cover, correctly rated 1/4, canc London 17/12, Australian National Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Jan 7
First acceptance of mail for New Zealand, for carriage on Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Christchurch, bs 28/1 (only a few items were bs, see Walker), via Sydney 21/132, ANA grey blue/green 'Holly' Xmas Greetings cover, correctly rated 1/4, canc London 17/12, Australian National Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1932, Jan 07
Kingsford Smith's postponed "All Australian" return flight carrying Christmas 1931 mails, London to Sydney, bs 21/1Melbourne, bs 22/1, ANA Xmas Greetings cover, rated 1/4d, Australian National Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Malakal, bs 26/1, on the First regular flight Croydon-Cape Town 20/1/32, par avion etiquette, typed endorsement "per First Regular Air Mail,London to South Africa", plain cover franked 5d,  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Jan 17
Imperial Airways, London to Malakal, bs 26/1, on the First regular flight Croydon-Cape Town 20/1/32, par avion etiquette, typed endorsement "per First Regular Air Mail,London to South Africa", plain cover franked 5d, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1932, Jan 17
Great Britain to Italy, Newport to Rome, bs 20/1, via Geneva 19/1/32 transit cds on front, plain cover franked 4d. As this cover was addressed to Northern Italy it was flown only as far as Paris by Imperial Airways, then forwarded by the night train to Basle, then onward also by train to Rome. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st flight London to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, blue/white 'Map, cover franked 1/-, canc London cds.This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A.

GB External, 1932, Jan 20
Imperial Airways 1st flight London to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, blue/white 'Map, cover franked 1/-, canc London cds.This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st flight London to Johannesburg, bs 1/2, Springbok cover franked 1/-, canc London cds.This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A. Faint ironed vertical crease.

GB External, 1932, Jan 20
Imperial Airways 1st flight London to Johannesburg, bs 1/2, Springbok cover franked 1/-, canc London cds.This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A. Faint ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F, London to Bulawayo, (Southern Rhodesia), bs 1/2, plain non-philatelic cover franked 9d.

GB External, 1932, Jan 20
F/F, London to Bulawayo, (Southern Rhodesia), bs 1/2, plain non-philatelic cover franked 9d.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1932, Jan 20
Imperial Airways 1st flight London (Croydon Aerodrome) to Mbeya, bs 30/1, red/orange/white Speedbird souvenir cover franked 7d-, canc Croydon Aerodrome/London cds. One of only 24 flown from Croydon Aerodrome to Mbeya.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st flight London to Cape Town, bs 2/2,  registered (label) blue/white 'Map, cover franked 1/3d, canc London cds.This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A.

GB External, 1932, Jan 20
Imperial Airways 1st flight London to Cape Town, bs 2/2, registered (label) blue/white 'Map, cover franked 1/3d, canc London cds.This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for Kenya for carriage on the inaugural direct London-Cape Town service. Likely test cover addressed to Local Representative, Imperial Airways, The Aerodrome, Nairobi, plain envelope franked 7 1/2d, canc London cds, airmail etiquette. Uncommon. Image.

GB External, 1932, Jan 20
First acceptance of mail for Kenya for carriage on the inaugural direct London-Cape Town service. Likely test cover addressed to Local Representative, Imperial Airways, The Aerodrome, Nairobi, plain envelope franked 7 1/2d, canc London cds, airmail etiquette. Uncommon. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st flight London (Croydon Aerodrome) to Mbeya, bs 30/1, red/orange/white Speedbird souvenir cover franked 7d-, canc Croydon Aerodrome/London cds. One of only 24 flown from Croydon Aerodrome to Mbeya.

GB External, 1932, Jan 20
Imperial Airways 1st flight London (Croydon Aerodrome) to Mbeya, bs 30/1, red/orange/white Speedbird souvenir cover franked 7d-, canc Croydon Aerodrome/London cds. One of only 24 flown from Croydon Aerodrome to Mbeya.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Limassol, no arival ds, registered (label) cover franked 6 1/2d canc London Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette, atrractive blue/orange purple'yellow "Use the Air Mail/for Egypt, Iraq & India" Imperial Airways vignette.

GB External, 1932, Apr 15
London to Limassol, no arival ds, registered (label) cover franked 6 1/2d canc London Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette, atrractive blue/orange purple'yellow "Use the Air Mail/for Egypt, Iraq & India" Imperial Airways vignette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Limassol, no arival ds, registered (label) cover franked 6 1/2d canc London Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette, atrractive blue/orange purple'yellow "Use the Air Mail/for Egypt, Iraq & India" Imperial Airways vignette.

GB External, 1932, Apr 15
London to Limassol, no arival ds, registered (label) cover franked 6 1/2d canc London Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette, atrractive blue/orange purple'yellow "Use the Air Mail/for Egypt, Iraq & India" Imperial Airways vignette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Cyprus, no arival ds, franked 3 1/2d canc London FS/Air Mail cds, printed cream/red souvenir cover with red three line "First Air Mail/BetweenEngland & Cyprus" and IAW blue winged logo on flap, attractive blue/grey/black 'Send Your Letters By/Air Mail/Africa India' Imperial Airways vignette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Apr 16
Imperial Airways F/F London to Cyprus, no arival ds, franked 3 1/2d canc London FS/Air Mail cds, printed cream/red souvenir cover with red three line "First Air Mail/BetweenEngland & Cyprus" and IAW blue winged logo on flap, attractive blue/grey/black 'Send Your Letters By/Air Mail/Africa India' Imperial Airways vignette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Cyprus, no arrival ds, franked 3 1/2d canc London Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette cover.

GB External, 1932, Apr 16
Imperial Airways F/F London to Cyprus, no arrival ds, franked 3 1/2d canc London Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, Exeter to Dar es Salaam, bs 21/5, via Dodoma 19/5, non philatelic airmail etiquette cover franked 7d.

GB External, 1932, May 4
Imperial Airways, Exeter to Dar es Salaam, bs 21/5, via Dodoma 19/5, non philatelic airmail etiquette cover franked 7d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires July 12, and postmans delivery mark, cover to Imperial Chemical Industries, Tucuman, franked 2/6d seahorse + 9x2d KGV ICI perfins postmarked London July 1st, 1932 Torn airmail label. The franking includes the rare Sc. 179 ($30 used in 1998

GB External, 1932, Jul 1
GB to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires July 12, and postmans delivery mark, cover to Imperial Chemical Industries, Tucuman, franked 2/6d seahorse + 9x2d KGV ICI perfins postmarked London July 1st, 1932 Torn airmail label. The franking includes the rare Sc. 179 ($30 used in 1998

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways service for the Ottawa Conference, franked 3d, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, carried by from London to Cherbourg by Imperial Airways plane "Wesser", Cherbourg to Red Bay by "Empress of Britain", Red bay to Havre by hydravion "Bellanca", Havre to Rimouski by hydravion "Flying Boat" and, finally, Rimouski to Ottawa by Fairchild plane. Reduced normal sea voyage time by 1/3rd.  See Newall 32.17.

GB External, 1932, Jul 12
Imperial Airways service for the Ottawa Conference, franked 3d, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, carried by from London to Cherbourg by Imperial Airways plane "Wesser", Cherbourg to Red Bay by "Empress of Britain", Red bay to Havre by hydravion "Bellanca", Havre to Rimouski by hydravion "Flying Boat" and, finally, Rimouski to Ottawa by Fairchild plane. Reduced normal sea voyage time by 1/3rd. See Newall 32.17.

Perceived Value

(GB External) The St. Lawrence Seaway Airmail Service, Imperial Airways service for the Ottawa Conference, atractive red/white/blue PhilatelicMagazine cover, franked 2 1/2d, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, carried by from London to Cherbourg by Imperial Airways plane "Wessex", from Cherbourg to Red Bay by the "Empress of Britain", and onward by seaplane from Strait of Belle Isle.  Reduced normal sea voyage time by 1/3rd.  See Newall 32.17.

GB External, 1932, Jul 13
The St. Lawrence Seaway Airmail Service, Imperial Airways service for the Ottawa Conference, atractive red/white/blue PhilatelicMagazine cover, franked 2 1/2d, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, carried by from London to Cherbourg by Imperial Airways plane "Wessex", from Cherbourg to Red Bay by the "Empress of Britain", and onward by seaplane from Strait of Belle Isle. Reduced normal sea voyage time by 1/3rd. See Newall 32.17.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, first return flight Bradore Bay/Belle Isle to Montreal with mail collected from the incoming Empress of Britain on the occasion of the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa, flown by RCAF, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, attractive Philatelic Magazine cover correctly rated 2  1/2d, canc London FS/13 Jul 32, ms "From London to Cherbourg" and "From SS Empress of Britain to Ottawa",  "By Seaplane from Strait of Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route to Europe" slogan cancellation verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1932, Jul 13
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, first return flight Bradore Bay/Belle Isle to Montreal with mail collected from the incoming Empress of Britain on the occasion of the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa, flown by RCAF, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, attractive Philatelic Magazine cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, canc London FS/13 Jul 32, ms "From London to Cherbourg" and "From SS Empress of Britain to Ottawa", "By Seaplane from Strait of Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route to Europe" slogan cancellation verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, first return flight Bradore Bay/Belle Isle to Montreal with mail collected from the incoming Empress of Britain on the occasion of the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa, flown by RCAF, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 2  1/2d, canc London FS/13 Jul 32,   "By Seaplane from Strait of Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route to Europe" slogan cancellation verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1932, Jul 13
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, first return flight Bradore Bay/Belle Isle to Montreal with mail collected from the incoming Empress of Britain on the occasion of the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa, flown by RCAF, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, canc London FS/13 Jul 32, "By Seaplane from Strait of Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route to Europe" slogan cancellation verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, first return flight Bradore Bay/Belle Isle to Montreal with mail collected from the incoming Empress of Britain on the occasion of the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa, flown by RCAF, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 2  1/2d, canc London FS/13 Jul 32, typed "Bradore Bay-Ottawa/per SS Empress pf Britain",  "By Seaplane from Strait of Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route to Europe" slogan cancellation verso, signed by RCAF pilots F/L Ogilvie-Forbes, F/Sgt Ewart and F/O McNab. Francis Field authentication hs verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

GB External, 1932, Jul 13
St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, first return flight Bradore Bay/Belle Isle to Montreal with mail collected from the incoming Empress of Britain on the occasion of the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa, flown by RCAF, London to Ottawa, bs 18/7, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 2 1/2d, canc London FS/13 Jul 32, typed "Bradore Bay-Ottawa/per SS Empress pf Britain", "By Seaplane from Strait of Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route to Europe" slogan cancellation verso, signed by RCAF pilots F/L Ogilvie-Forbes, F/Sgt Ewart and F/O McNab. Francis Field authentication hs verso. The 'St. Lawrence Seaway Air Mail Service', a 27 page A5 illustrated article by Beith R accompanies this item offering a great opportunity to research this little known service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways service for the Ottawa Conference, franked 2 1/2d, London to Montreal, bs 17/7, carried by from London to Cherbourg by Imperial Airways plane "Wesser", Cherbourg to Red Bay by "Empress of Britain", Red bay to Havre by hydravion "Bellanca", Havre to Rimouski by hydravion "Flying Boat" and, finally, Rimouski to Ottawa by Fairchild plane. Reduces normal sea voyage time by 1/3rd.  See Newall 32.17.

GB External, 1932, Jul 13
Imperial Airways service for the Ottawa Conference, franked 2 1/2d, London to Montreal, bs 17/7, carried by from London to Cherbourg by Imperial Airways plane "Wesser", Cherbourg to Red Bay by "Empress of Britain", Red bay to Havre by hydravion "Bellanca", Havre to Rimouski by hydravion "Flying Boat" and, finally, Rimouski to Ottawa by Fairchild plane. Reduces normal sea voyage time by 1/3rd. See Newall 32.17.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1932, Jul 13
Ottawa Economic Conference, pilot signed first flight of special accelerated service, London to Ottawa, bs Jul 18, 1932, pale grey/blue imprint etiquette cover, correctly rated 2 1/2d, canc 'London FS/13 Jy 32/Air Mail', fine strike black framed 'By Seaplane. from/Strait f Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route from Europe', typed "Bradore May-Ottawa/per S.S. Empress of Britain". Mail was carried by Imperial Airways to Cherbourg, then to Red Bay, Canada by RMS 'Empress of Britain', to Havre St Pierre by a Bianca plane, to Rimouski by a Vickers Vancouver flying boat, and finally to Ottawa by a Fairchild F2. Signed by each of the RCAF pilots who flew these three legs, viz F/L C de Nerville, F/L RS Grandy and F/L JR Bowker. Francis Field authentication hs verso. The 1932 Ottawa Economic Conference was a conference of British colonies and autonomous dominions. Here it was agreed that the gold standard had failed, and that attempts to return to it should be abandoned. Cover signed by all three pilots are scarce. Also a

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Calcutta, 22 Aug 32 arrival cds on front, posted on the first day of the special reduced rate for postcards flown to India (see Baldwin, p60), PC franked 2 1/2d , canc London FS airmail cds. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Aug 8
London to Calcutta, 22 Aug 32 arrival cds on front, posted on the first day of the special reduced rate for postcards flown to India (see Baldwin, p60), PC franked 2 1/2d , canc London FS airmail cds. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Berlin, bs Berlin/28/10/CL2, plain cover airmail etiquette cover, 22x10 cm, franked 4d, nice strike red circular Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2 arrival mark on front. Non invasive ironed vertical crease.

GB External, 1932, Aug 27
London to Berlin, bs Berlin/28/10/CL2, plain cover airmail etiquette cover, 22x10 cm, franked 4d, nice strike red circular Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2 arrival mark on front. Non invasive ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F The Ramleh-Baghdad Auxiliary Service, Croydon to Baghdad, bs 5/9, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc 'London/31 Aug 32/Air Mail' cds, Francis Field authentication hs verso. An additional airmail dispatch for Iraq leaving on a Wednesday, flown to Cairo by the direct England-South Africa service, then by train to Ramleh, and finally by air to Baghdad. This short lived service lasted only eleven flights. See Wingent p80. Nice item.

GB External, 1932, Aug 31
Imperial Airways, F/F The Ramleh-Baghdad Auxiliary Service, Croydon to Baghdad, bs 5/9, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc 'London/31 Aug 32/Air Mail' cds, Francis Field authentication hs verso. An additional airmail dispatch for Iraq leaving on a Wednesday, flown to Cairo by the direct England-South Africa service, then by train to Ramleh, and finally by air to Baghdad. This short lived service lasted only eleven flights. See Wingent p80. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F The Ramleh-Baghdad Auxiliary Service, Croydon to Baghdad, bs 5/9, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc 'London/31 Aug 32/Air Mail' cds. An additional airmail dispatch for Iraq leaving on a Wednesday, flown to Cairo by the direct England-South Africa service, then by train to Ramleh, and finally by air to Baghdad. This short lived service lasted only eleven flights. See Wingent p80. Nice item.

GB External, 1932, Aug 31
Imperial Airways, F/F The Ramleh-Baghdad Auxiliary Service, Croydon to Baghdad, bs 5/9, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc 'London/31 Aug 32/Air Mail' cds. An additional airmail dispatch for Iraq leaving on a Wednesday, flown to Cairo by the direct England-South Africa service, then by train to Ramleh, and finally by air to Baghdad. This short lived service lasted only eleven flights. See Wingent p80. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Athens, bs 2/10, via Berlin 30/9, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, red circular 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' transit/receiver cachet, red Athens 'Biplane' arrival cachet. Via London-Germany air service, then the night train from Munich. Uncommon.

GB External, 1932, Sep 29
London to Athens, bs 2/10, via Berlin 30/9, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, red circular 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' transit/receiver cachet, red Athens 'Biplane' arrival cachet. Via London-Germany air service, then the night train from Munich. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), grey/blue printed 'England to India/via the/Arabian Coast' souvenir cover franked 6d canc Hudson Street cds, bs 7/10,  Imperial Airways, rated 120 pts by Newall.

GB External, 1932, Oct 1
F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), grey/blue printed 'England to India/via the/Arabian Coast' souvenir cover franked 6d canc Hudson Street cds, bs 7/10, Imperial Airways, rated 120 pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F alternative route London to Kuwait, fine bs 8/10, via Basra 6/10, (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc Croydon Aerodrome cds, etiquette cover, Imperial Airways. A scarce item in fine condition, rated 120pts by Newall.  copy of the Croydon-Karachi and the Karachi-Croydon service commencing 1st October 1932 accompanies this item.

GB External, 1932, Oct 01
F/F alternative route London to Kuwait, fine bs 8/10, via Basra 6/10, (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc Croydon Aerodrome cds, etiquette cover, Imperial Airways. A scarce item in fine condition, rated 120pts by Newall. copy of the Croydon-Karachi and the Karachi-Croydon service commencing 1st October 1932 accompanies this item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, no arrival ds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted  etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall. Arranged on an album leaf with a map of the route and a multicoloured repro PPC "India/By Imperial Airways".

GB External, 1932, Oct 1
F/F London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, no arrival ds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall. Arranged on an album leaf with a map of the route and a multicoloured repro PPC "India/By Imperial Airways".

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island,  bs 7/10, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932" (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) franked 6d canc Wilton Road/SW1 cds, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall. Written up and mounted on album page with picture of route and an original news paper cutting, dated 4/6/32,  announcing an extension of an agreement with Persian  government to permit use of the existing route (only) until October 1st, 1932.

GB External, 1932, Oct 01
F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island, bs 7/10, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932" (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) franked 6d canc Wilton Road/SW1 cds, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall. Written up and mounted on album page with picture of route and an original news paper cutting, dated 4/6/32, announcing an extension of an agreement with Persian government to permit use of the existing route (only) until October 1st, 1932.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc 30 Sep 32 cds, bs 7/10, This cover is a special printing intended for use by IAW staff and it is believed that only c14  were flown. Ordinary covers are rated 120pts by Newall.

GB External, 1932, Oct 01
Imperial Airways F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc 30 Sep 32 cds, bs 7/10, This cover is a special printing intended for use by IAW staff and it is believed that only c14 were flown. Ordinary covers are rated 120pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, bs 8/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc Warrington, Lancs 30 SP 32, typed "Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrein". Newall 120u. Faint ironed vertical crease.

GB External, 1932, Oct 1
Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, bs 8/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc Warrington, Lancs 30 SP 32, typed "Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrein". Newall 120u. Faint ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imprial AirwaysF/F London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, no arrival ds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted  etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.

GB External, 1932, Oct 1
Imprial AirwaysF/F London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, no arrival ds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island,  no arrival ds, commercial registered (label)  franked 9d, ms 'England-India Route'. Difficulties with the Persian government necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia, rated 120pts by Newall. Written up and mounted on album page with picture of HP42 'Hadrian' and original four line Reuter press cutting announcing new route.

GB External, 1932, Oct 01
F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island, no arrival ds, commercial registered (label) franked 9d, ms 'England-India Route'. Difficulties with the Persian government necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia, rated 120pts by Newall. Written up and mounted on album page with picture of HP42 'Hadrian' and original four line Reuter press cutting announcing new route.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1932, Oct 01
F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island, bs 7/10, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932" (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) franked 6d canc Wilton Road/SW1 cds, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall. Some gum suffusion verso, not visible from front.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc Norwich machine cancel, fine bs 7/10, typed endorsement "First Direct Airmail To Bahrain Island By/Imperial Airways", etiquette cover, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.

GB External, 1932, Oct 01
F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc Norwich machine cancel, fine bs 7/10, typed endorsement "First Direct Airmail To Bahrain Island By/Imperial Airways", etiquette cover, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London-Karachi via alternative route London-Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), PC franked 3d, ms 'By 1st flight over new rout (via Bahrain)', airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1932, Oct 1
Imperial Airways F/F London-Karachi via alternative route London-Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), PC franked 3d, ms 'By 1st flight over new rout (via Bahrain)', airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways test cover, London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted  etiquette, rated 120pts by Newall.

GB External, 1932, Oct 1
Imperial Airways test cover, London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted etiquette, rated 120pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways test cover, alternative route London to Bahrain Island,  bs 7/10, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932" (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) franked 6d canc Hudson/SW1 cds, rated 120pts by Newall.

GB External, 1932, Oct 01
Imperial Airways test cover, alternative route London to Bahrain Island, bs 7/10, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932" (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) franked 6d canc Hudson/SW1 cds, rated 120pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for Calcutta, bs 11/10, carried on Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc London/Air Mail/1 Oct 32 cds, typed "By First Imperial Airways/service over new route to/India"Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrain". Signed by Stephen Smith, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Oct 1
First acceptance of mail for Calcutta, bs 11/10, carried on Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc London/Air Mail/1 Oct 32 cds, typed "By First Imperial Airways/service over new route to/India"Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrain". Signed by Stephen Smith, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Bellary, bs16/10, first acceptance on extended London to Karachi  route, black "Karachi to Madras/15 Oct 32/ Air Mail" cachet, etiquette PC, Imperial Airways and TATA Airways.

GB External, 1932, Oct 7
London to Bellary, bs16/10, first acceptance on extended London to Karachi route, black "Karachi to Madras/15 Oct 32/ Air Mail" cachet, etiquette PC, Imperial Airways and TATA Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Madras, first acceptance on extended London to Karachi  route, black Karachi to Madras cachet, b/s Madras 15/10, red/white/blue 'Brittania' souvenir cover franked 8d,  white/blue etiquette, Imperial Airways and TATA Airways.

GB External, 1932, Oct 7
London to Madras, first acceptance on extended London to Karachi route, black Karachi to Madras cachet, b/s Madras 15/10, red/white/blue 'Brittania' souvenir cover franked 8d, white/blue etiquette, Imperial Airways and TATA Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Bombay, bs 15/10, franked 8d, 'Karachi-Madras' boxed flight cachet, etiquette cancelled by black double cross Jusqu'a applied at Bombay, imprint etiquette cover, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Oct 8
TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Bombay, bs 15/10, franked 8d, 'Karachi-Madras' boxed flight cachet, etiquette cancelled by black double cross Jusqu'a applied at Bombay, imprint etiquette cover, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Bombay, bs 15/10, franked 8d, boxed flight cachet, etiquette cancelled by fine black double cross Jusqu'a applied at Bombay, imprint etiquette cover, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u.

GB External, 1932, Oct 8
TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Bombay, bs 15/10, franked 8d, boxed flight cachet, etiquette cancelled by fine black double cross Jusqu'a applied at Bombay, imprint etiquette cover, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u.

Perceived Value

(GB External) TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Ahmedabad, bs 15/10, plain cover franked 8d, boxed 'Karachi-Madras/15 Oct 32/First Airmail' flight cachet, etiquette, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u (1996).

GB External, 1932, Oct 8
TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Ahmedabad, bs 15/10, plain cover franked 8d, boxed 'Karachi-Madras/15 Oct 32/First Airmail' flight cachet, etiquette, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u (1996).

Perceived Value

GB External, 1932, Oct 8
London to Madras, first acceptance on extended London to Karachi route, black Karachi to Madras cachet, b/s 16/10, plain etiquette cover franked 8d, canc fine strike Croydon Aerodrome/Croydon cds, white/blue etiquette, plain cover, Imperial Airways and TATA Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Madras, first acceptance on extended London to Karachi  route, black Karachi to Madras cachet, b/s Madras 15/10, red/white/blue 'Brittania' souvenir cover franked 8d,  white/blue etiquette, Imperial Airways and TATA Airways.

GB External, 1932, Oct 8
London to Madras, first acceptance on extended London to Karachi route, black Karachi to Madras cachet, b/s Madras 15/10, red/white/blue 'Brittania' souvenir cover franked 8d, white/blue etiquette, Imperial Airways and TATA Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Ahmedabad, 15/10 arrival ds on front, Philatelic Magazine cover franked 8d, canc Liverpool cds, boxed 'Karachi-Madras' flight cachet, etiquette, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u (1996).

GB External, 1932, Oct 8
TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Ahmedabad, 15/10 arrival ds on front, Philatelic Magazine cover franked 8d, canc Liverpool cds, boxed 'Karachi-Madras' flight cachet, etiquette, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u (1996).

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Bellary, bs 16/10, after TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route,  red/white/blue 'Indian State Air  Service' cover, franked 8d, black 'Karachi to Madras/15 Oct 32/ First Airmail' cachet, printed "First Flight/England-India/ms By Air in India" hs, flown by Neville Vincent.

GB External, 1932, Oct 08
F/F London to Bellary, bs 16/10, after TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, red/white/blue 'Indian State Air Service' cover, franked 8d, black 'Karachi to Madras/15 Oct 32/ First Airmail' cachet, printed "First Flight/England-India/ms By Air in India" hs, flown by Neville Vincent.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first acceptance all air GB mail for Congo to connect at Broken Hill with the Aero Club du Katanga Broken Hill-Elisabethville feeder service, bs Broken Hill 21/10 and Elisabethville 22/10, franked 1/3d inclusive rate, canc LOndon FS/Air Mail/12 )ct 32, typed "By Air to Elisabethville".  Super item. Flight AS85, see Wingent p30. .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

GB External, 1932, Oct 12
Imperial Airways, first acceptance all air GB mail for Congo to connect at Broken Hill with the Aero Club du Katanga Broken Hill-Elisabethville feeder service, bs Broken Hill 21/10 and Elisabethville 22/10, franked 1/3d inclusive rate, canc LOndon FS/Air Mail/12 )ct 32, typed "By Air to Elisabethville". Super item. Flight AS85, see Wingent p30. .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of British mails for carriage by Air Orient, London to Hong Kong via Paris, Marselles and Saigon service, red Hong Kong 1 Nov 32 double ring arrival ds, via Marseilles 19/10 on front, plain 'Printed Matter' cover franked 8d, canc London FS Air Mail. Superb and scarce item, Newall 120u (1996).

GB External, 1932, Oct 19
First acceptance of British mails for carriage by Air Orient, London to Hong Kong via Paris, Marselles and Saigon service, red Hong Kong 1 Nov 32 double ring arrival ds, via Marseilles 19/10 on front, plain 'Printed Matter' cover franked 8d, canc London FS Air Mail. Superb and scarce item, Newall 120u (1996).

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Mombasa, bs 17/11, carried on the first southbound service from Khartoum to Kisumu by HP42E (Horsa), airmail etiquette cover franked 7d. See Wingent flight AAS19. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1932, Nov 8
London to Mombasa, bs 17/11, carried on the first southbound service from Khartoum to Kisumu by HP42E (Horsa), airmail etiquette cover franked 7d. See Wingent flight AAS19. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Aeropostale airmail and ship service, London to Buenos Aires, bs 4/12, via Toulouse 26/11, airmail cover correctly rated using 5/- GV seahorse, 2x 1/-,  and 3x 4d stamps. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit with explanatory text.

GB External, 1932, Nov 18
Aeropostale airmail and ship service, London to Buenos Aires, bs 4/12, via Toulouse 26/11, airmail cover correctly rated using 5/- GV seahorse, 2x 1/-, and 3x 4d stamps. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit with explanatory text.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first through airmail to Romania, bs Bucharest 3/3, plain tied etiquette cover, correctly rated 4d, canc London cds, ref Newall 33.03C. Francis Field authentication hs verso, nice item. Image.

GB External, 1933, Feb 28
Imperial Airways, first through airmail to Romania, bs Bucharest 3/3, plain tied etiquette cover, correctly rated 4d, canc London cds, ref Newall 33.03C. Francis Field authentication hs verso, nice item. Image.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1933, Feb 28
Imperial Airways, first through airmail to Romania, bs Bucharest 3/3, via Pars 1/3, plain tied etiquette cover, correctly rated 4d, canc London cds, ref Newall 33.03C. Francis Field authentication hs verso, nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Air cover England to RAF Base, Hinaidi, Iraq, bs Baghdad Cantonement 12/4, franked GV 1 1/2d booklet pane of four stamps with two printed labels, one advertising "Air Mails/Letters and parcels can be sent by air to many countries/Enquire at any Post Office", SG 420d, cat £90 mint, flown on IAW service IE 211, see Wingent.  Particularly scarce when used as correct rating used on an airmail cover.

GB External, 1933, Apr 07
Air cover England to RAF Base, Hinaidi, Iraq, bs Baghdad Cantonement 12/4, franked GV 1 1/2d booklet pane of four stamps with two printed labels, one advertising "Air Mails/Letters and parcels can be sent by air to many countries/Enquire at any Post Office", SG 420d, cat £90 mint, flown on IAW service IE 211, see Wingent. Particularly scarce when used as correct rating used on an airmail cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Acceleration of  London-Cape Town service, reduced from 11 to 10 days when Cairo-Khartoum leg flown in one day. Pale blue PC correctly rated 5d, canc London/Air Mail/26 Apr 33 cds, bs cape Town 6/5, airmail etiquette, typed "First Flight, Accelerated Service". Scarce item, not listed by Morton, 2005.

GB External, 1933, Apr 26
Acceleration of London-Cape Town service, reduced from 11 to 10 days when Cairo-Khartoum leg flown in one day. Pale blue PC correctly rated 5d, canc London/Air Mail/26 Apr 33 cds, bs cape Town 6/5, airmail etiquette, typed "First Flight, Accelerated Service". Scarce item, not listed by Morton, 2005.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Airmail London to Danzig, fine strike red framed "Mit Luftpost befordert/flugpostampt Danzig 5" arrival hs on front, franked 4d canc London FS Jun 8 1933 roller, blue/white airmail etiquette, flown by Lufthansa direct service from Croydon to Danzig.

GB External, 1933, Jun 8
Airmail London to Danzig, fine strike red framed "Mit Luftpost befordert/flugpostampt Danzig 5" arrival hs on front, franked 4d canc London FS Jun 8 1933 roller, blue/white airmail etiquette, flown by Lufthansa direct service from Croydon to Danzig.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1933, Jun 29
Rare item from the "London Monetary Economic Conference", carried on F/F regular service London to Allahabad, bs 8/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, registered (London Monetary Economic Conference label) official red/white/blue Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways souvenir cover, franked KGV 1d & 10d, canc special "London Monetary Economic Conference" cds. There are four fine strikes (two front, two verso) of this Special Event postmark Whitney #197, cat £30. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) "London Monetary Economic Conference", carried on F/F regular service London to Allahabad, bs 8/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, registered (London Monetary Economic Conference label) official red/white/blue Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways souvenir cover,  franked KGV 1d & 10d, canc special "London Monetary Economic Conference" cds. There are four nice strikes (two front, two verso) of this Special Event postmark Whitney #197, cat £30. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1933, Jun 29
"London Monetary Economic Conference", carried on F/F regular service London to Allahabad, bs 8/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, registered (London Monetary Economic Conference label) official red/white/blue Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways souvenir cover, franked KGV 1d & 10d, canc special "London Monetary Economic Conference" cds. There are four nice strikes (two front, two verso) of this Special Event postmark Whitney #197, cat £30. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways connects with ITCA, London to Calcutta, bs 9/7, 'not called for' so returned to sender with with several Bombay and Calcutta 'DLO' hand stamps. PC franked 4d, canc Huddersfield cds, black framed 'First Flight/Karachi-Calcutta' cachet verso, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1933, Jun 29
Imperial Airways connects with ITCA, London to Calcutta, bs 9/7, 'not called for' so returned to sender with with several Bombay and Calcutta 'DLO' hand stamps. PC franked 4d, canc Huddersfield cds, black framed 'First Flight/Karachi-Calcutta' cachet verso, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways connects with ITCA, London to Delhi, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 8d, canc CROYDON AERODROME cds.

GB External, 1933, Jul 1
Imperial Airways connects with ITCA, London to Delhi, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 8d, canc CROYDON AERODROME cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways London to Allahabad, b/s 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, black boxed flight cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir cover, franked GV 2d and 6d.

GB External, 1933, Jul 1
Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways London to Allahabad, b/s 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, black boxed flight cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir cover, franked GV 2d and 6d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to New Delhi, bs 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, B&W PC franked 4d (1/2 the 8d letter rate), with large attractive red/white/blue/black Imperial Airways "Fly Europe-Africa India & the East/In Speed and Comfort" verso, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Airmail PC's are much scarcer than letters.

GB External, 1933, Jul 1
London to New Delhi, bs 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, B&W PC franked 4d (1/2 the 8d letter rate), with large attractive red/white/blue/black Imperial Airways "Fly Europe-Africa India & the East/In Speed and Comfort" verso, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Airmail PC's are much scarcer than letters.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways, first regular service London to Asansol, bs 8/7, also boxed rect "Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jly 33" arrival/transit cachet on front, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 8d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, ms "England-Asansol". Small mail, Newall 33.13 C4 80 units.

GB External, 1933, Jul 1
Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways, first regular service London to Asansol, bs 8/7, also boxed rect "Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jly 33" arrival/transit cachet on front, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 8d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, ms "England-Asansol". Small mail, Newall 33.13 C4 80 units.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Calcutta, black boxed Calcutta-Karachi cachet (verso), Calcutta arrival ds 9/7, official three colour souvenir cover, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Even toning over front of cover, but still an attractive item.

GB External, 1933, Jul 1
F/F London to Calcutta, black boxed Calcutta-Karachi cachet (verso), Calcutta arrival ds 9/7, official three colour souvenir cover, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Even toning over front of cover, but still an attractive item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Jodhpur, bs black boxed flight 8/7 arrival cachet, also violet circular 'Aerodrome/Sanchi Bros/Jodhpur' hs, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, official three colour souvenir cover franked 8d, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways.	£15.00

GB External, 1933, Jul 01
F/F London to Jodhpur, bs black boxed flight 8/7 arrival cachet, also violet circular 'Aerodrome/Sanchi Bros/Jodhpur' hs, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, official three colour souvenir cover franked 8d, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. £15.00

Perceived Value

GB External, 1933, Jul 1
Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways, first regular service London to Asansol. bs 8/7, Calcutta, b/s 9/7, also boxed rect "Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jly 33" arrival/transit cachet on front, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 8d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds, ms "England-Asansol". Small mail, Newall 33.13 C4 80 units.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1933, Jul 01
F/F London to Jodhpur, bs black boxed flight 8/7 arrival cachet, also violet circular 'Aerodrome/Sanchi Bros/Jodhpur' hs, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, official three colour souvenir cover franked 8d, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. £15.00

Perceived Value

(GB External) First regular service London to Calcutta, b/s 9/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, official red/white/blue cover, Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways.

GB External, 1933, Jul 1
First regular service London to Calcutta, b/s 9/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, official red/white/blue cover, Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1933, Jul 1
First regular service London to Calcutta, b/s 9/7, boxed rect "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, official red/white/blue cover, Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First regular service London to Calcutta, b/s 9/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, official red/white/blue cover, Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways franked KGV 1d, 1 1/2d & 3d each with control number, and 2 1/2d ordinary, red straight line "London-Calcutta" hs.

GB External, 1933, Jul 01
First regular service London to Calcutta, b/s 9/7, boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta" arrival cachet verso, official red/white/blue cover, Imperial Airways/India Trans-Continental Airways franked KGV 1d, 1 1/2d & 3d each with control number, and 2 1/2d ordinary, red straight line "London-Calcutta" hs.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Austria, bs Vienna 24/6, via Berlin 23/7, plain cover correctly rated 4d, canc London cds, red circular 'Luftpost Befordert/ Berlin C2' reciever on front, white/dark blue etiquette.

GB External, 1933, Jul 22
Imperial Airways, London to Austria, bs Vienna 24/6, via Berlin 23/7, plain cover correctly rated 4d, canc London cds, red circular 'Luftpost Befordert/ Berlin C2' reciever on front, white/dark blue etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Rangoon, bs 1/10, official blue/yellow souvenir cover, franked 8d, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways.

GB External, 1933, Sep 23
F/F London to Rangoon, bs 1/10, official blue/yellow souvenir cover, franked 8d, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Rangoon, b/s 1/10, official blue/yellow souvenir cover, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways.

GB External, 1933, Sep 23
F/F London to Rangoon, b/s 1/10, official blue/yellow souvenir cover, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Akyab (Burma), b/s 1/10, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Rangoon, official blue/yellow souvenir cover franked 1925 3d and 5d.

GB External, 1933, Sep 23
F/F London to Akyab (Burma), b/s 1/10, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Rangoon, official blue/yellow souvenir cover franked 1925 3d and 5d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Rangoon, b/s 2/10, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Rangoon, official blue/yellow souvenir cover franked KGV 2d & 6d, violet "dumbbell" F/F cachet verso.

GB External, 1933, Sep 23
F/F London to Rangoon, b/s 2/10, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Rangoon, official blue/yellow souvenir cover franked KGV 2d & 6d, violet "dumbbell" F/F cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Rangoon, b/s 2/10, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Rangoon, official blue/yellow souvenir cover franked KGV 2d & 6d, violet "dumbbell" F/F cachet and IAW Airway Terminus London hs verso.

GB External, 1933, Sep 23
F/F London to Rangoon, b/s 2/10, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Rangoon, official blue/yellow souvenir cover franked KGV 2d & 6d, violet "dumbbell" F/F cachet and IAW Airway Terminus London hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Rangoon, bs 1/10, official blue/yellow souvenir cover, franked 1/- embossed postal stationary cut out, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Rare item, only 4 recorded franked with 1/- postal stationary.

GB External, 1933, Sep 23
F/F London to Rangoon, bs 1/10, official blue/yellow souvenir cover, franked 1/- embossed postal stationary cut out, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Rare item, only 4 recorded franked with 1/- postal stationary.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First service at the 2d rate, London to Baghdad, PC franked 2d, canc London/1 Dec 33 cds, typed '1st Sxervice at 2d Rate', airmail etiquette. Scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1933, Dec 1
First service at the 2d rate, London to Baghdad, PC franked 2d, canc London/1 Dec 33 cds, typed '1st Sxervice at 2d Rate', airmail etiquette. Scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England-Canary Islands, Southend-on-sea (Essex) postmarked December 2, 1933 to crew member aboard SS Umvoti, Tenerife, and redirected to Las Palmas (Canary Islands). No arrival b/s but Paris transit b/s December 5th. Likely Air France from Toulouse/Marseille to Spain, then to the Canary Islands on a Spanish airline such as LAPE. Air mail label. Sc. 165 (4 pence) franking. Part of flap missing, otherwise fine. Unusual destination.  The UMVOTI was built in 1903, during the great shipping strike of 1925. It was  scuttled as a WWII blockship off Folkstone in mid-1940.

GB External, 1933, Dec 2
England-Canary Islands, Southend-on-sea (Essex) postmarked December 2, 1933 to crew member aboard SS Umvoti, Tenerife, and redirected to Las Palmas (Canary Islands). No arrival b/s but Paris transit b/s December 5th. Likely Air France from Toulouse/Marseille to Spain, then to the Canary Islands on a Spanish airline such as LAPE. Air mail label. Sc. 165 (4 pence) franking. Part of flap missing, otherwise fine. Unusual destination. The UMVOTI was built in 1903, during the great shipping strike of 1925. It was scuttled as a WWII blockship off Folkstone in mid-1940.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1933, Dec 09
F/F London to Singapore, no arrival ds, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 11d canc London cds. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, no b/s, official blue/red speedbird cover, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1933, Dec 9
F/F London to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, no b/s, official blue/red speedbird cover, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Rangoon, no arrival ds, carried on the F/F extension to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta, no b/s, official cover cream/blue/yellow cover, franked uncommon red London 8d machine cancel,  red "By Neopost" hs. Neopost was the UK's largest supplier of franking machines.

GB External, 1933, Dec 9
Imperial Airways, London to Rangoon, no arrival ds, carried on the F/F extension to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta, no b/s, official cover cream/blue/yellow cover, franked uncommon red London 8d machine cancel, red "By Neopost" hs. Neopost was the UK's largest supplier of franking machines.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Bangkok, b/s 18/12, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue Speedbird souvenir cover franked KGV 10d, 1d, Francis Field authentication hs verso. B&W illustration of route, 13x9cm, accompanies this item.

GB External, 1933, Dec 09
F/F London to Bangkok, b/s 18/12, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue Speedbird souvenir cover franked KGV 10d, 1d, Francis Field authentication hs verso. B&W illustration of route, 13x9cm, accompanies this item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12, official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1933, Dec 9
F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12, official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Alor Star, bs 21/12, via Bangkok 18/12 transit cds, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked KGV 2d and 9d. Scarce.

GB External, 1933, Dec 09
F/F London to Alor Star, bs 21/12, via Bangkok 18/12 transit cds, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked KGV 2d and 9d. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, no b/s, official blue/red speed bird cover, franked 1912 1d and 10d (Stanley Gibbons numbers  419 and 314 - catalogue £21)

GB External, 1933, Dec 9
Imperial Airways F/F London to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, no b/s, official blue/red speed bird cover, franked 1912 1d and 10d (Stanley Gibbons numbers 419 and 314 - catalogue £21)

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, no b/s, official blue/red speedbird cover, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1933, Dec 9
F/F London to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, no b/s, official blue/red speedbird cover, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, no b/s, official blue/red Speedbird cover, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1933, Dec 9
F/F London to Singapore, via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, no b/s, official blue/red Speedbird cover, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Bangkok, Siam, b/s, official red/blue speedbird cover, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1933, Dec 9
F/F London to Bangkok, Siam, b/s, official red/blue speedbird cover, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12with Siamese and Bankok postmarks,  official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1933, Dec 9
F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12with Siamese and Bankok postmarks, official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) A possibly first recorded airmail to South China, from London to Shanghai, bs 29/1, via Marseilles 10/1 and Saigon 19/1, flown at the reduced rate of 1/4d, plain cover franked 1/- & 4d canc Glasgow cds, ms 'Air Mail', blue/white airmail etiquette. This service is listed in Proud's Postal History of British Airmails page 228. But he says that no covers carried on this service have ever been seen. So this item is truly one for the exhibit..

GB External, 1934, Jan 6
A possibly first recorded airmail to South China, from London to Shanghai, bs 29/1, via Marseilles 10/1 and Saigon 19/1, flown at the reduced rate of 1/4d, plain cover franked 1/- & 4d canc Glasgow cds, ms 'Air Mail', blue/white airmail etiquette. This service is listed in Proud's Postal History of British Airmails page 228. But he says that no covers carried on this service have ever been seen. So this item is truly one for the exhibit..

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Jan 19
GB-France-Chile, commercial cover postmarked London January 19, 1934 with transit b/s Paris January 20 and arrival b/s Santiago (Chile) January 28th. The cover would have been flown from Buenos Aires to Santiago by Henri Guillaumet who flew all the Aeropostale trans-Andes flights between May 1932 and September 1934, franked 4/- ind 2/6d seahorse.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F nine day acceleration of Imperial Airways Southbound Africa Service, London to Harrismith, South Africa, b/s 20/4, plain etiquette cover franked 10d,  carried on flight AS 163, see Wingent p57.	£30.00

GB External, 1934, Apr 12
F/F nine day acceleration of Imperial Airways Southbound Africa Service, London to Harrismith, South Africa, b/s 20/4, plain etiquette cover franked 10d, carried on flight AS 163, see Wingent p57. £30.00

Perceived Value

(GB External) Great Britain to Uruguay, first acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the inaugural  Lufthansa service from Europe to South America,London to  Montevideo, bs 20/4, via Berlin 13/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, canc London W1 13.Apr.34 cds, red circular 'Mit Luftpost.Berlin C2' and 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' staging cachets, typed 'By German Air Mail'.

GB External, 1934, Apr 13
Great Britain to Uruguay, first acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the inaugural Lufthansa service from Europe to South America,London to Montevideo, bs 20/4, via Berlin 13/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, canc London W1 13.Apr.34 cds, red circular 'Mit Luftpost.Berlin C2' and 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' staging cachets, typed 'By German Air Mail'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated London-Singapore service, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 25/4, Imperial Airways cover franked 11d, typed "By first direct air mail/England-Kuala Lumpur". The flight was accelerated from 9 1/2 to 8 days, and stops were now made at Kuala Lumour and Penang instead of Bandon and Alor Star.

GB External, 1934, Apr 14
Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated London-Singapore service, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 25/4, Imperial Airways cover franked 11d, typed "By first direct air mail/England-Kuala Lumpur". The flight was accelerated from 9 1/2 to 8 days, and stops were now made at Kuala Lumour and Penang instead of Bandon and Alor Star.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated London-Singapore service, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 23/4, plain etiquette PC, correctly rated 6d, typed "1st Flight 8 day service". The flight was accelerated from 9 1/2 to 8 days, and stops were now made at Kuala Lumour and Penang instead of Bandon and Alor Star. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1934, Apr 14
Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated London-Singapore service, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 23/4, plain etiquette PC, correctly rated 6d, typed "1st Flight 8 day service". The flight was accelerated from 9 1/2 to 8 days, and stops were now made at Kuala Lumour and Penang instead of Bandon and Alor Star. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Apr 20
Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated 5 day service from London to Karachi, no arrival ds, plain etiquette card, correctly rated 3d, typed "1st Flight 5 day service". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, May 3
Ireland to Uruguay, cover postmarked Armagh May 3, 1934 with transit b/s Toulouse May 5 and arrival b/s Montevideo (Uruguay) May 13th. Airmail label, franked 4/- ind 2/6d seahorse. Some rough opening verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, PC franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1934, May 4
Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, PC franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1934, May 4
Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of mail carried from England to Malta by the new Imperial Airways speeded up service, PC franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, bs Valletta MY 5/34, typed 'London-Malta, airmail etiquette, sent from Francis Field to Forbes-Bentley, also Francis Field authentication hs verso. See p19, Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle Paper 29, pub 2000. Not referenced in Wingent or Proud.. so definitely one or the exhibit. Image.

GB External, 1934, May 4
Rare first acceptance of mail carried from England to Malta by the new Imperial Airways speeded up service, PC franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, bs Valletta MY 5/34, typed 'London-Malta, airmail etiquette, sent from Francis Field to Forbes-Bentley, also Francis Field authentication hs verso. See p19, Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle Paper 29, pub 2000. Not referenced in Wingent or Proud.. so definitely one or the exhibit. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Newport to Athens, bs Salonica 2/6, via Berlin C2 1/6 and Vienna Flugpost 1/6, Phillips to Drossos, dealer to dealer cover franked KGV 2d control pair, ms 'Via Salonika', blue/white airmail etiquette. Interesting.

GB External, 1934, May 31
Newport to Athens, bs Salonica 2/6, via Berlin C2 1/6 and Vienna Flugpost 1/6, Phillips to Drossos, dealer to dealer cover franked KGV 2d control pair, ms 'Via Salonika', blue/white airmail etiquette. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KLM F/F Hull to Amsterdam, bs Rotterdam 1/6, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4d, typed endorsement "Via Hull-Amsterdam", large triangular KLM propaganda vignette on front. Francis Field authentication hs verso..

GB External, 1934, Jun 1
KLM F/F Hull to Amsterdam, bs Rotterdam 1/6, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4d, typed endorsement "Via Hull-Amsterdam", large triangular KLM propaganda vignette on front. Francis Field authentication hs verso..

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(GB External) GB-France-Chile, cover postmarked London June 1st, 1934 with transit b/s Paris June 2 and arrival b/s Santiago (Chile) June 12th. This cover was flown by Henri Guillaumet from Buenos Aires to Santiago since he operated all the trans-Andes flights from May 1932 and September 1934, franked 4/- ind 2/6d seahorse. Some rough opening along top front.

GB External, 1934, Jun 1
GB-France-Chile, cover postmarked London June 1st, 1934 with transit b/s Paris June 2 and arrival b/s Santiago (Chile) June 12th. This cover was flown by Henri Guillaumet from Buenos Aires to Santiago since he operated all the trans-Andes flights from May 1932 and September 1934, franked 4/- ind 2/6d seahorse. Some rough opening along top front.

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(GB External) KLM 7th GB Inland Airmail, Hull-Liverpool, KLM company 2/6/34 departure cachet on front, franked 1 1/2d, canc Hendon 4/7 cds, POA.  Carried by train to Liverpool.

GB External, 1934, Jun 1
KLM 7th GB Inland Airmail, Hull-Liverpool, KLM company 2/6/34 departure cachet on front, franked 1 1/2d, canc Hendon 4/7 cds, POA. Carried by train to Liverpool.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Jun 1
KLM F/F 7th GB Inland Airmail, Hull - Rotterdam, bs 1/6, franked 4d canc Hull cds. Carried by train from Hull-L'pool.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KLM F/F Liverpool to Gravenhage, 1/6 arrival cds on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d.

GB External, 1934, Jun 1
KLM F/F Liverpool to Gravenhage, 1/6 arrival cds on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d.

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(GB External) Imperial Airways, first acceptance of GB airmail for Libya, London-Tripoli, b/s, correctly rated 6d, ms 'London-Tripoli (first dispatch'.

GB External, 1934, Jul 6
Imperial Airways, first acceptance of GB airmail for Libya, London-Tripoli, b/s, correctly rated 6d, ms 'London-Tripoli (first dispatch'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance from GB by IA, London to Mozambique, bs 3/8, for connection at Broken Hill with the French Service to Mozambique, PC correctly rated 6d, canc LIverpool 9/7/34, ms 'London-Mozambique (first dispatch)/By Air from Broken Hill', green two line "Official Airmail/Dispatch from Great Britain" cachet. The official date was 11/7, but the British PO announced the flight too early so this mail was held at Broken Hill for two weeks.

GB External, 1934, Jul 9
First acceptance from GB by IA, London to Mozambique, bs 3/8, for connection at Broken Hill with the French Service to Mozambique, PC correctly rated 6d, canc LIverpool 9/7/34, ms 'London-Mozambique (first dispatch)/By Air from Broken Hill', green two line "Official Airmail/Dispatch from Great Britain" cachet. The official date was 11/7, but the British PO announced the flight too early so this mail was held at Broken Hill for two weeks.

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GB External, 1934, Jul 11
First acceptance of mail from Great Britain for Portuguese East Africa, London to Mozambique, bs Mozambique (Town) 3/8, for carriage on the F/F French feeder service, Broken Hill to Madagascar, Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar, flown by Lefevre and Assolant, and which departed on 29th July, see Saulgrin p169, PC franked 6d, canc London W.1. cds, airmail etiquette. Due to early announcement by I.A. and British P.O., mail waited for two weeks at Broken Hill, see Wingent p60. Scarce item in pristine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Great Britain to Athens, bs 28/7, airmai etiquette cover addressed tho the Marchioness of Bute, British Legation, franked 4d, ms Air Mail. Imperial Aiwats Croydon-Singapore service with train connction between Paris and Brindisi.

GB External, 1934, Jul 26
Great Britain to Athens, bs 28/7, airmai etiquette cover addressed tho the Marchioness of Bute, British Legation, franked 4d, ms Air Mail. Imperial Aiwats Croydon-Singapore service with train connction between Paris and Brindisi.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for Gambia for carriage via the German air service, London to Bathurst, bs 30/7, via Stuttgart 28/7, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service flight L 19 from Germany to Germany to Brazil, airmail etiquette cover franked 11d, canc London FS 27/7 cds, nice strike red circular " Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sud Amerika" cachet.

GB External, 1934, Jul 27
First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for Gambia for carriage via the German air service, London to Bathurst, bs 30/7, via Stuttgart 28/7, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service flight L 19 from Germany to Germany to Brazil, airmail etiquette cover franked 11d, canc London FS 27/7 cds, nice strike red circular " Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sud Amerika" cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KLM first trial flight, London to Rotterdam, bs 13/8, st. line F/F cachet, arrival ds on front, etiquette cover franked 4d, KLM.

GB External, 1934, Aug 13
KLM first trial flight, London to Rotterdam, bs 13/8, st. line F/F cachet, arrival ds on front, etiquette cover franked 4d, KLM.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KLM first trial flight, London to Amsterdam, 13/8 arrival ds on front, etiquette cover franked 4d, KLM.

GB External, 1934, Aug 13
KLM first trial flight, London to Amsterdam, 13/8 arrival ds on front, etiquette cover franked 4d, KLM.

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(GB External) London to Dar es Salaam, bs 4/9, plain cover franked 7d, canc Bournemouth cds, uncommon black framed "Air Mail" hs.

GB External, 1934, Aug 28
London to Dar es Salaam, bs 4/9, plain cover franked 7d, canc Bournemouth cds, uncommon black framed "Air Mail" hs.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Sep 15
GB to Argentina, cover postmarked London September 15, 1934 to Buenos Aires (Argentina) with arrival b/s September 23. Cover with on verso the winged Air France cachet “Transpotada Totalmente por Avion” affixed on arrival in Buenos Aires. This was not true but at that time SOME flights by Croix du Sud and Arc-en-Ciel provided all-airmail service and were being made during those months. Airmail label, franked 4/- ind 2/6d seahorse. Some non invasive

Perceived Value

(GB External) FDI block of 4 KGV 1d scarlet, SG 119, on airmail cover from London to Germany, bs 24/9, 50% strike 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' receiver, airmai etiquette.

GB External, 1934, Sep 24
FDI block of 4 KGV 1d scarlet, SG 119, on airmail cover from London to Germany, bs 24/9, 50% strike 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' receiver, airmai etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV photogravure 1d red strip of 4 FDI canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover, London to Sweden, bs 25/9, violet 'Air Mail Par Avion Luftpost' hs, typed 'Via KLM'. Cat £40 Bradbury 2008

GB External, 1934, Sep 24
KGV photogravure 1d red strip of 4 FDI canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover, London to Sweden, bs 25/9, violet 'Air Mail Par Avion Luftpost' hs, typed 'Via KLM'. Cat £40 Bradbury 2008

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to France and return, PPC flown both ways, franked GB 3d including FDI new GV 1d stamp, canc Huddersfield cds, bs Paris Avion 25/9, also France 1F50 canc Paris Avion 26/9, violet two line "Air Mail, Par Avion/Luftpost" hs. Nice item.

GB External, 1934, Sep 24
England to France and return, PPC flown both ways, franked GB 3d including FDI new GV 1d stamp, canc Huddersfield cds, bs Paris Avion 25/9, also France 1F50 canc Paris Avion 26/9, violet two line "Air Mail, Par Avion/Luftpost" hs. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London-Melbourne Air Race, airmail cover postmarked London October 11, 1934 and with arrival d/s Melbourne October 29 on front, special four line flight cachet. Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn, an American crew, flew a Boeing 247-D “Warner Bros. Comet”. They placed third overall and 2nd in the speed category.

GB External, 1934, Oct 11
London-Melbourne Air Race, airmail cover postmarked London October 11, 1934 and with arrival d/s Melbourne October 29 on front, special four line flight cachet. Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn, an American crew, flew a Boeing 247-D “Warner Bros. Comet”. They placed third overall and 2nd in the speed category.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London-Melbourne Air Race signed by pilot, airmail cover postmarked London October 11, 1934 and with arrival d/s Melbourne October 29 on front, special four line flight cachet. Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn, an American crew, flew a Boeing 247-D “Warner Bros. Comet”. They placed third overall and 2nd in the speed category. This cover is signed by Colonel Roscoe Turner. A brown/cream souvenir card, 17x12cm showing picture of plane and inset head & shoulders of Roscoe Turner and flight timetable is included.

GB External, 1934, Oct 11
London-Melbourne Air Race signed by pilot, airmail cover postmarked London October 11, 1934 and with arrival d/s Melbourne October 29 on front, special four line flight cachet. Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn, an American crew, flew a Boeing 247-D “Warner Bros. Comet”. They placed third overall and 2nd in the speed category. This cover is signed by Colonel Roscoe Turner. A brown/cream souvenir card, 17x12cm showing picture of plane and inset head & shoulders of Roscoe Turner and flight timetable is included.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London-Melbourne Air Race signed by pilot, airmail cover postmarked London October 11, 1934 and with arrival d/s Melbourne October 29 on front, special four line flight cachet. Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn, an American crew, flew a Boeing 247-D “Warner Bros. Comet”. They placed third overall and 2nd in the speed category. This cover is signed by Roscoe Turner.

GB External, 1934, Oct 11
London-Melbourne Air Race signed by pilot, airmail cover postmarked London October 11, 1934 and with arrival d/s Melbourne October 29 on front, special four line flight cachet. Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn, an American crew, flew a Boeing 247-D “Warner Bros. Comet”. They placed third overall and 2nd in the speed category. This cover is signed by Roscoe Turner.

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB to Brazil, cover postmarked London October 12, 1934 with transit b/s Paris October 13 and arrival b/s Recife October 19th, franked 10d. This cover has the blue and white airmail label “Via Zeppelin Friedrichshafen” and a manuscript note “By German mail only” but it arrived too late for the Zeppelin flight and was sent via Air France instead. Interesting for Graf Zeppelin collectors.

GB External, 1934, Oct 12
GB to Brazil, cover postmarked London October 12, 1934 with transit b/s Paris October 13 and arrival b/s Recife October 19th, franked 10d. This cover has the blue and white airmail label “Via Zeppelin Friedrichshafen” and a manuscript note “By German mail only” but it arrived too late for the Zeppelin flight and was sent via Air France instead. Interesting for Graf Zeppelin collectors.

Perceived Value

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, unused grey/black stampless souvenir airmail cover, printed 'Melbourne Centenary Flight...........Despatched from RAF Station Mildenhall in aeroplane................Signed Pilot/ Pilot/ R. Ae. C. Control Officer.........Date....October 1934'

GB External, 1934, Oct 19
MacRobertson Air Race, unused grey/black stampless souvenir airmail cover, printed 'Melbourne Centenary Flight...........Despatched from RAF Station Mildenhall in aeroplane................Signed Pilot/ Pilot/ R. Ae. C. Control Officer.........Date....October 1934'

Perceived Value

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, unused red/cream 1d GV souvenir PSC, six line printed cachet on front "England-Australia/International Air Race/Sponored by/Sir Macpherson Robertson/Start:Mildenhall Aerodrome/20th October 1934" and verso map showing the route of the Ross Smith flight. Uncommon.

GB External, 1934, Oct 19
MacRobertson Air Race, unused red/cream 1d GV souvenir PSC, six line printed cachet on front "England-Australia/International Air Race/Sponored by/Sir Macpherson Robertson/Start:Mildenhall Aerodrome/20th October 1934" and verso map showing the route of the Ross Smith flight. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Melbourne arrival  9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

GB External, 1934, Oct 19
MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne arrival 9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

Perceived Value

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia-New Zealand, Mildenhall depart cds, Palmerston North 15/11 arrival cds on front tying 1d New Zealand stamp, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui" ZK-ACO, signed by CE Kay.

GB External, 1934, Oct 19
MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia-New Zealand, Mildenhall depart cds, Palmerston North 15/11 arrival cds on front tying 1d New Zealand stamp, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui" ZK-ACO, signed by CE Kay.

Perceived Value

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Melbourne arrival  9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay and Hewitt. Covers with Hewitt's signature as well are uncommon..

GB External, 1934, Oct 19
MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne arrival 9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay and Hewitt. Covers with Hewitt's signature as well are uncommon..

Perceived Value

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Melbourne arrival  9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

GB External, 1934, Oct 19
MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne arrival 9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, franked gb 1 1/2d canc Mildenhall/18 Oct cds, confirmatory Melbourne arrival mark cds on front tying Australia GV 2d, violet eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by McGregor and Walker in Miles Hawk Major, ZK-ADJ, signed by both pilots.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, franked gb 1 1/2d canc Mildenhall/18 Oct cds, confirmatory Melbourne arrival mark cds on front tying Australia GV 2d, violet eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by McGregor and Walker in Miles Hawk Major, ZK-ADJ, signed by both pilots.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, confirmatory Melbourne arrival cds on front on Australia SG 150, also Melbourne 5/11 cds verso, blue eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by Hansen and Jensen in Desoutter NK11, signed M Hansen.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, confirmatory Melbourne arrival cds on front on Australia SG 150, also Melbourne 5/11 cds verso, blue eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by Hansen and Jensen in Desoutter NK11, signed M Hansen.

Perceived Value

(GB External) In preparation for the MacRobertson Air Race Mildenhall aerodrome was handed over to the Royal Aero Club on 18/10/34. Facilities included a PO with a special handstamp open from 13th-20th Oct . A souvenir Air Race cover franked 4d, canc special Mildenhall hs, flown to Berlin bs 21/10, with fine strike of red Berlin C2 receiver on front. Unusual.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
In preparation for the MacRobertson Air Race Mildenhall aerodrome was handed over to the Royal Aero Club on 18/10/34. Facilities included a PO with a special handstamp open from 13th-20th Oct . A souvenir Air Race cover franked 4d, canc special Mildenhall hs, flown to Berlin bs 21/10, with fine strike of red Berlin C2 receiver on front. Unusual.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, Col Roscoe Turner, violet 4 line confirmation cachet, arrival cds 29/10 (on front), airmail cover. Image.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, Col Roscoe Turner, violet 4 line confirmation cachet, arrival cds 29/10 (on front), airmail cover. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, confirmatory Melbourne arrival mark cds on front tying Australia GV 2d, violet eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by McGregor and Walker in Miles Hawk Major, ZK-ADJ, signed by both pilots.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, confirmatory Melbourne arrival mark cds on front tying Australia GV 2d, violet eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by McGregor and Walker in Miles Hawk Major, ZK-ADJ, signed by both pilots.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, Mildenhall to Melbourne, confirmatory arrival ds 24/10, printed cover carried by CWA Scott and T Campbell-Black (as illustrated p353 Newall), signed verso by both pilots, also verso "Grosvenor House-Arrived Melbourne/3hrs.34mins.3secs.pm Oct 23"........." violet two line cachet.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, Mildenhall to Melbourne, confirmatory arrival ds 24/10, printed cover carried by CWA Scott and T Campbell-Black (as illustrated p353 Newall), signed verso by both pilots, also verso "Grosvenor House-Arrived Melbourne/3hrs.34mins.3secs.pm Oct 23"........." violet two line cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Sydney arrival 8/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Sydney arrival 8/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Abadan, arrival ds tying Persia 30Di stamp, franked GB 1/2d, canc Mildenhall cds, green six line cachet "This actual flown/cover confiscated/by Persian Government/and Held 24 Hours before Returning/to Pilots", also large violet cachet "England/Mc Robertson Air Derby/Australia/Carried by Wright & Polando,'Miss Utica' Plane". Carried by Wright & Polando and signed on front by Jack Wright. The cover bears the a "Guaranteed Authentic Flown Cover" hs of The Wright Flight Commitee and also bears a Utica Jan 18th, 1935 arrival ds.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, London to Abadan, arrival ds tying Persia 30Di stamp, franked GB 1/2d, canc Mildenhall cds, green six line cachet "This actual flown/cover confiscated/by Persian Government/and Held 24 Hours before Returning/to Pilots", also large violet cachet "England/Mc Robertson Air Derby/Australia/Carried by Wright & Polando,'Miss Utica' Plane". Carried by Wright & Polando and signed on front by Jack Wright. The cover bears the a "Guaranteed Authentic Flown Cover" hs of The Wright Flight Commitee and also bears a Utica Jan 18th, 1935 arrival ds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Australia and back, O.Cathcart-Jones and K.F.Weller, finished fourth in DH 88 Comet,on their arrival in Melbourne they made an immediate turn round arriving back in England on 2/11 thus establishing a new England-Australia-England record. Cover franked GB 3d canc Cambridge cds and Australia 2d canc Melbourne 25/10, and London NW1 2/11 arrival cds. Signed in pen by K.F.Waller across Australia and GB stamps.  24 covers were carried and, of these, only 13 were flown back to England.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, London to Australia and back, O.Cathcart-Jones and K.F.Weller, finished fourth in DH 88 Comet,on their arrival in Melbourne they made an immediate turn round arriving back in England on 2/11 thus establishing a new England-Australia-England record. Cover franked GB 3d canc Cambridge cds and Australia 2d canc Melbourne 25/10, and London NW1 2/11 arrival cds. Signed in pen by K.F.Waller across Australia and GB stamps. 24 covers were carried and, of these, only 13 were flown back to England.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, England to Australia, C.W.A.Scott & T.Campbell-Black, registered (label) souvenir cover handed to pilots at start and posted back to England by Air Mail, franked  GB 1/2d canc Kensington 17/10 to confirm GB departure and Australia 1/- & 2d canc Melbourne 24/10 arrival cds, also Melbourne 29/10 cds verso for return, signed verso Tom Campbell-Black and C.W.Scott.,

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, England to Australia, C.W.A.Scott & T.Campbell-Black, registered (label) souvenir cover handed to pilots at start and posted back to England by Air Mail, franked GB 1/2d canc Kensington 17/10 to confirm GB departure and Australia 1/- & 2d canc Melbourne 24/10 arrival cds, also Melbourne 29/10 cds verso for return, signed verso Tom Campbell-Black and C.W.Scott.,

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Air Race, London to Melbourne, Col. Roscoe Turner, violet 4 line confirmation cachet, arrival ds 29/10 (on front), airmail cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia-New Zealand, Mildenhall  depart cds, Melbourne 3/11 arrival ds, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay. Shadow imprint from overlying address label - detracts somewhat, but still a nice cover.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia-New Zealand, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne 3/11 arrival ds, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay. Shadow imprint from overlying address label - detracts somewhat, but still a nice cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Abadan, arrival ds tying Persia 30Di stamp, franked GB 1 1/2d, canc Mildenhall cds, green six line cachet "This actual flown/cover confiscated/by Persian Government/and Held 24 Hours before Returning/to Pilots", also large violet cachet "England/Mc Robertson Air Derby/Australia/Carried by Wright & Polando,'Miss Utica' Plane". Carried by Wright & Polando and signed on front by Jack Wright. The cover bears the a "Guaranteed Authentic Flown Cover" hs of The Wright Flight Commitee and also bears a Utica Jan 18th, 1935 arrival ds.

GB External, 1934, Oct 20
Mac Robertson Race, London to Abadan, arrival ds tying Persia 30Di stamp, franked GB 1 1/2d, canc Mildenhall cds, green six line cachet "This actual flown/cover confiscated/by Persian Government/and Held 24 Hours before Returning/to Pilots", also large violet cachet "England/Mc Robertson Air Derby/Australia/Carried by Wright & Polando,'Miss Utica' Plane". Carried by Wright & Polando and signed on front by Jack Wright. The cover bears the a "Guaranteed Authentic Flown Cover" hs of The Wright Flight Commitee and also bears a Utica Jan 18th, 1935 arrival ds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first Sunday airmail from London to Malta, bs 15/11, via Rome 12/11, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 4d, ms "Sunday Service". Nice item.

GB External, 1934, Nov 11
Imperial Airways, first Sunday airmail from London to Malta, bs 15/11, via Rome 12/11, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 4d, ms "Sunday Service". Nice item.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Nov 11
Imperial Airways, first Sunday airmail from London to the Canary Islands, bs Las Palmas 16/11, via Paris 11/11, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 4d, ms "Sunday Dispatch". Nice item.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Nov 17
Imperial Airways, London to Burma, F/F at new flat letter rate of 6d per 1/2 oz, London to Rangoon, bs 24/11, plain cover franked GB 6d, canc Wilton Road/London cds. Carried on IAW flight IE 295, which flew the first dispatch of mail at the new "flat rate" (see Wingent p125). Likely 'test letter', addressed DH Handover, c/o Irrawaddy Flotilla Co, Rangoon, who was also the addressee from Imperial Airways, London.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F new 3d Flat Rate, London  to Wadi Halfa, bs 24/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue. 3000 miles for 3d!

GB External, 1934, Nov 19
F/F new 3d Flat Rate, London to Wadi Halfa, bs 24/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue. 3000 miles for 3d!

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for post cards, airmail etiquette PC addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 30/11, franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue, ms '1st Acceptance at 3d Rate'. This card was addressed to a very prominent aero philatelist in the United Kingdom care of an equally prominent aero philatelist in South Africa. Verso a message "Greetings" signed by Francis F. Field. Nice item with aerophilatelic connections..

GB External, 1934, Nov 19
First acceptance of mail for South Africa from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for post cards, airmail etiquette PC addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 30/11, franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue, ms '1st Acceptance at 3d Rate'. This card was addressed to a very prominent aero philatelist in the United Kingdom care of an equally prominent aero philatelist in South Africa. Verso a message "Greetings" signed by Francis F. Field. Nice item with aerophilatelic connections..

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa from London at the new 3d Flat Rate, airmail etiquette PC addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 30/11, franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue, ms '1st Acceptance at 3d Rate'. Verso a message "Greetings" signed by Francis F. Field. Nice item with aerophilatelic connections..

GB External, 1934, Nov 19
First acceptance of mail for South Africa from London at the new 3d Flat Rate, airmail etiquette PC addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 30/11, franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue, ms '1st Acceptance at 3d Rate'. Verso a message "Greetings" signed by Francis F. Field. Nice item with aerophilatelic connections..

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa at the new 6d Flat Rate, Inverness to Cape Town, bs 30/11, addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, ALSO franked 6d including FDI  KGV 1/2d photogravure x 2 postmarked day of issue, neat hand written script describing the cover on lh side. Uncon=mmon and a nice one for the exhibit. Image.

GB External, 1934, Nov 19
First acceptance of mail for South Africa at the new 6d Flat Rate, Inverness to Cape Town, bs 30/11, addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, ALSO franked 6d including FDI KGV 1/2d photogravure x 2 postmarked day of issue, neat hand written script describing the cover on lh side. Uncon=mmon and a nice one for the exhibit. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to New Zealand via Sydney 21/12 'Air Mail Section GPO', held over for carriage on F/F Australia extension of London-Singapore service, uncommon non philatelic cover correctly rated 1/3d, Imperial Airways/Qantas Image.

GB External, 1934, Nov 30
London to New Zealand via Sydney 21/12 'Air Mail Section GPO', held over for carriage on F/F Australia extension of London-Singapore service, uncommon non philatelic cover correctly rated 1/3d, Imperial Airways/Qantas Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Amritsar, bs 8/12, carried on the first Imperial Airways flight to connect with the India National Airways first Karachi-Lahore feeder service (IAW service # IE297, see Wingent p126), commercial non philatelic cover franked 6d, black 'Karachi-Lahore/6 Dec 34/ First Airmail' cachet. A nice one for the exhibit, and in fine condition.	£50.00

GB External, 1934, Dec 01
London to Amritsar, bs 8/12, carried on the first Imperial Airways flight to connect with the India National Airways first Karachi-Lahore feeder service (IAW service # IE297, see Wingent p126), commercial non philatelic cover franked 6d, black 'Karachi-Lahore/6 Dec 34/ First Airmail' cachet. A nice one for the exhibit, and in fine condition. £50.00

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Sukkur, bs, carried on the F/F Karachi to Sukkur, cachet, Imperial AW/Indian National AW.

GB External, 1934, Dec 1
London to Sukkur, bs, carried on the F/F Karachi to Sukkur, cachet, Imperial AW/Indian National AW.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas, double rate London to Invercargill, New Zealand, via Sydney 21/12, cover, 10x21cm, flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia,  rated 2/6d, canc unusual London black circular wavy edge 'London/7 Dec 34Bristol/Air Mail/6 Dec/1934 cds. Image.

GB External, 1934, Dec 6
Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas, double rate London to Invercargill, New Zealand, via Sydney 21/12, cover, 10x21cm, flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, rated 2/6d, canc unusual London black circular wavy edge 'London/7 Dec 34Bristol/Air Mail/6 Dec/1934 cds. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas, London to New Zealand, 28/12, via Darwin 19/12 and Sydney 21/12, registered (label) red/white/blue 'kangaroo' souvenir cover flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, franked 1/6d, canc Wilton Road cds.

GB External, 1934, Dec 6
Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas, London to New Zealand, 28/12, via Darwin 19/12 and Sydney 21/12, registered (label) red/white/blue 'kangaroo' souvenir cover flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, franked 1/6d, canc Wilton Road cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Hobart, b/s 23/12, plain cover flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, via Melbourne 22/12, rated 1/3d, Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas. A scarcer registered cover with particularly fine routing marks.

GB External, 1934, Dec 7
London to Hobart, b/s 23/12, plain cover flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, via Melbourne 22/12, rated 1/3d, Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas. A scarcer registered cover with particularly fine routing marks.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F England to New Zealand, Glasgow to Dannevirke,  via Sydney 21/12, carried on the Australia extension of London-Singapore service, rated 1/3d, official Map and Kangaroo cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

GB External, 1934, Dec 7
F/F England to New Zealand, Glasgow to Dannevirke, via Sydney 21/12, carried on the Australia extension of London-Singapore service, rated 1/3d, official Map and Kangaroo cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Batavia, Dutch East Indies, bs Batavia/Centrum/17.12.34, carried on the F/F London-Singapore extension to Australia, official red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' souvenir cover, franked 1/- KGV, Imperial Airways/Qantas. Scarce.

GB External, 1934, Dec 8
London to Batavia, Dutch East Indies, bs Batavia/Centrum/17.12.34, carried on the F/F London-Singapore extension to Australia, official red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' souvenir cover, franked 1/- KGV, Imperial Airways/Qantas. Scarce.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Dec 08
Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Melbourne, bs 22/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London FS cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

GB External, 1934, Dec 08
Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Melbourne, bs 22/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London FS cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

GB External, 1934, Dec 08
Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

GB External, 1934, Dec 08
Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1934, Dec 8
Cover flown London to Darwin, bs 19/12, carried on Australia extension of London-Singapore service, correctly rated 1/3d, official redwhite/blue Map and Kangaroo cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Cover flown London to Melbourne, bs 22/12, carried on Australia extension of London-Singapore service, rated 1/3d, official Map and Kangaroo cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas. Non invasive ironed vertical crease.

GB External, 1934, Dec 8
Cover flown London to Melbourne, bs 22/12, carried on Australia extension of London-Singapore service, rated 1/3d, official Map and Kangaroo cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas. Non invasive ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

GB External, 1934, Dec 08
Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of UK mail for British New Ginea for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways/Qantas extension of the London-Singapore service to Australia, London to Lae, bs 25/1/35, via Brisbane 21/12 IAW/Qantas souvenir cover flown correctly rated 1/3d. Uncommon destination.

GB External, 1934, Dec 8
First acceptance of UK mail for British New Ginea for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways/Qantas extension of the London-Singapore service to Australia, London to Lae, bs 25/1/35, via Brisbane 21/12 IAW/Qantas souvenir cover flown correctly rated 1/3d. Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on the extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, rated 1/3d, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas cover.

GB External, 1934, Dec 8
F/F London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on the extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, rated 1/3d, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Rambang, Lombok Islands, NEI, bs 18/12, carried on the F/F London-Singapore extension to Australia, official souvenir cover, franked 1/- KGV, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

GB External, 1934, Dec 8
London to Rambang, Lombok Islands, NEI, bs 18/12, carried on the F/F London-Singapore extension to Australia, official souvenir cover, franked 1/- KGV, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

GB External, 1934, Dec 08
Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) French Air Service, London to Accra, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 11d, carried by Air France from Paris 15/12 to Dakar 17/12, then by sea to Gold Coast.. Nice routing.

GB External, 1934, Dec 13
French Air Service, London to Accra, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 11d, carried by Air France from Paris 15/12 to Dakar 17/12, then by sea to Gold Coast.. Nice routing.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV photogravure 2d orange x2 FDI, canc Newport cds, London to Greece,  via Vienna 22/1, Athens 25. I .35 arrival cds's, printed First Day Cover.























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 3d (cat £95 on one cover, Bradbury 2008) on registered (label) airmail cover from Liverpool to Athens, 21/3/35 arrival ds's, violet straight line 'First Day Cover', and typed 'Via Air Mail/Day of Issue/2 1/2d 7 3d photogravure stamps.

GB External, 1935, Jan 21
KGV photogravure 2d orange x2 FDI, canc Newport cds, London to Greece, via Vienna 22/1, Athens 25. I .35 arrival cds's, printed First Day Cover. KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 3d (cat £95 on one cover, Bradbury 2008) on registered (label) airmail cover from Liverpool to Athens, 21/3/35 arrival ds's, violet straight line 'First Day Cover', and typed 'Via Air Mail/Day of Issue/2 1/2d 7 3d photogravure stamps.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV photogravure 2d orange FDI canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover, London to Sweden, b/s, violet 'First Day 2d/Air Mail Par Avion' cachet verso. Cat £40 Bradbury 2008

GB External, 1935, Jan 21
KGV photogravure 2d orange FDI canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover, London to Sweden, b/s, violet 'First Day 2d/Air Mail Par Avion' cachet verso. Cat £40 Bradbury 2008

Perceived Value

(GB External) Scotland to South Africa, Kirkwall to House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 'Houses of Parliament' 1 Feb 35, airmail etiquette cover franked FDI KGV 2d SG 442, canc Kirkwall 21 JA 1935 cds. Carried by three different airlines - Kirkwall- Inverness by Highlands Airways, Glasgow-London by Hillman Airways and London-Cape Town by Imperial Airways. One for the exhibit.

GB External, 1935, Jan 21
Scotland to South Africa, Kirkwall to House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 'Houses of Parliament' 1 Feb 35, airmail etiquette cover franked FDI KGV 2d SG 442, canc Kirkwall 21 JA 1935 cds. Carried by three different airlines - Kirkwall- Inverness by Highlands Airways, Glasgow-London by Hillman Airways and London-Cape Town by Imperial Airways. One for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Airmail to ship, South Shields to Valleta, bs 22/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, canc South Shields cds, addressed to 3rd Engineer, S/S Egyptian (Monarch added in error and at later date in different  hand). S/S Egyptian, a Cargo ship built 1920, of Cape Farewell, was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine when she was in convoy between New York and London. Thirty-five crew and nine gunners were lost. A touch grubby, but interesting.

GB External, 1935, Feb 19
Airmail to ship, South Shields to Valleta, bs 22/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, canc South Shields cds, addressed to 3rd Engineer, S/S Egyptian (Monarch added in error and at later date in different hand). S/S Egyptian, a Cargo ship built 1920, of Cape Farewell, was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine when she was in convoy between New York and London. Thirty-five crew and nine gunners were lost. A touch grubby, but interesting.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1935, Feb 19
Scarce GB acceptance for the Belgian Congo, for carriage on the first regular Sabena Brussels-Leopoldville service, London to Leopoldville, bs 28/2, Victor Nawratil registered (label) etiquette cover addressed to the Swiss Consul in Leopoldville and signed V. Nawratil verso, correctly rated 1/3d, canc Croydon 19/2 cds and uncommon red hooded London Registered transit 20 Feb ds verso, red boxed French/Flemish Belgique-Congo flight cachet on front indicating that this cover went via Brussels to start its main journey, ms "Only by Air Mail Brussels-Leopoldville/Via Bruxelles". Only 10 registered covers flown from Great Britain. Ex Clowes.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 5/3, correctly rated 7d for carriage of postcard by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, see Proud p236. Airmail etiquette PC, private 'Air Mail/Par Avion' hs's. Fast 13 day transit,

GB External, 1935, Feb 20
London to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 5/3, correctly rated 7d for carriage of postcard by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, see Proud p236. Airmail etiquette PC, private 'Air Mail/Par Avion' hs's. Fast 13 day transit,

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Sabena first GB acceptance for the Belgian Congo for carriage on the first regular Sabena Brussels-Leopoldville service, London to Leopoldville, bs 28/2, via Paris Avion 21/2, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 1/3d, canc Birmingham 21/2/35 machine pmk, carried by 21/2 Imperial Airways flight to Paris, from where it was carried by train to Marseilles to pick up the Sabena Congo service. . Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

GB External, 1935, Feb 21
Imperial Airways/Sabena first GB acceptance for the Belgian Congo for carriage on the first regular Sabena Brussels-Leopoldville service, London to Leopoldville, bs 28/2, via Paris Avion 21/2, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 1/3d, canc Birmingham 21/2/35 machine pmk, carried by 21/2 Imperial Airways flight to Paris, from where it was carried by train to Marseilles to pick up the Sabena Congo service. . Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1935, Feb 21
Imperial Airways/Sabena first GB acceptance for the Belgian Congo for carriage on the first regular Sabena Brussels-Leopoldville service, London to Leopoldville, 28/2 arrival ds on front, via Paris 22/2, plain etiquette cover correctly rated 1/3d, canc London FS 21 Feb 35 cds, correctly ms'Via Paris' as required by GB PO regulations for 22/2 Imperial Airways flight to Paris, from where it was carried by train to Marseilles to pick up the Sabena Congo service. Verso there is a return address to GB, and Congo 4.50 airs +50c ordinary franking (applied before outward dispatch) and canc 22/3/35 Leopoldville cds. Ex Clowes.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1935, Feb 21
Imperial Airways/Sabena first GB acceptance for the Belgian Congo for carriage on the first regular Sabena Brussels-Leopoldville service, London to Elisabethville, bs 4/3, via Paris 22/2 and Leopoldville 28/2, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 1/3d, canc Croydon Aerodrome/BO Croydon 22/2/35 cds, carried by 22/2 Imperial Airways flight to Paris, from where it was carried by train to Marseilles to pick up the Sabena Congo service. The final stage from Leo-Elisabethville would have been by a Sabena internal flight. Uncommon item. Ex Clowes.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Sabena first GB acceptance for the Belgian Congo for carriage on the first regular Sabena Brussels-Leopoldville service, London to Leopoldville, bs 28/2, via Paris 22/2, red/grey/blue souvenir cover correctly rated 1/3d, canc Croydon 21/2/35 cds, carried by 21/2 Imperial Airways flight to Paris, from where it was carried by train to Marseilles to pick up the Sabena Congo service. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1935, Feb 21
Imperial Airways/Sabena first GB acceptance for the Belgian Congo for carriage on the first regular Sabena Brussels-Leopoldville service, London to Leopoldville, bs 28/2, via Paris 22/2, red/grey/blue souvenir cover correctly rated 1/3d, canc Croydon 21/2/35 cds, carried by 21/2 Imperial Airways flight to Paris, from where it was carried by train to Marseilles to pick up the Sabena Congo service. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Morocco, Tangier 26/2 arrival ds on front, via Paris 25/2, airmail etiquette cover franked KGV 1d x2, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d, correctly rated 6d per 1/2 oz, canc Halifax cds, blue/white 'Via France' label, ms 'By Air Mail'.

GB External, 1935, Feb 24
London to Morocco, Tangier 26/2 arrival ds on front, via Paris 25/2, airmail etiquette cover franked KGV 1d x2, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d, correctly rated 6d per 1/2 oz, canc Halifax cds, blue/white 'Via France' label, ms 'By Air Mail'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 1/2d x4 canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover, London to Sweden, bs Malmo 19/3'. Cat £30 Bradbury 2008

GB External, 1935, Mar 18
KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 1/2d x4 canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover, London to Sweden, bs Malmo 19/3'. Cat £30 Bradbury 2008

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV photogravure 3d FDI and KGV 1d and 1/2d verso canc Mansfield cds on imprint etiquette airmail cover, London to France, bs Paris 19/3'. Ordinary FDI cat £40 Bradbury 2008. Some rough opening along top edge front, not affecting stamps.

GB External, 1935, Mar 18
KGV photogravure 3d FDI and KGV 1d and 1/2d verso canc Mansfield cds on imprint etiquette airmail cover, London to France, bs Paris 19/3'. Ordinary FDI cat £40 Bradbury 2008. Some rough opening along top edge front, not affecting stamps.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 1/2d and 1d canc Hudersfield cds on airmail cover, London to France, bs Paris 19/3'. Ordinary 2 1/2d FDI cat £30 Bradbury 2008

GB External, 1935, Mar 18
KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 1/2d and 1d canc Hudersfield cds on airmail cover, London to France, bs Paris 19/3'. Ordinary 2 1/2d FDI cat £30 Bradbury 2008

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 3d (Cat £95 on one cover, Bradbury 2008) canc Liverpool cds on registered (label) airmail cover, London to Greece,  Athens 21 III 35 arrival cds's, typed 'Via Air Mail/Day of Issue/2 1/2d & 3d photogravure stamps
























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 3d (cat £95 on one cover, Bradbury 2008) on registered (label) airmail cover from Liverpool to Athens, 21/3/35 arrival ds's, violet straight line 'First Day Cover', and typed 'Via Air Mail/Day of Issue/2 1/2d 7 3d photogravure stamps.

GB External, 1935, Mar 18
KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 3d (Cat £95 on one cover, Bradbury 2008) canc Liverpool cds on registered (label) airmail cover, London to Greece, Athens 21 III 35 arrival cds's, typed 'Via Air Mail/Day of Issue/2 1/2d & 3d photogravure stamps KGV photogravure 2 1/2d FDI and KGV 3d (cat £95 on one cover, Bradbury 2008) on registered (label) airmail cover from Liverpool to Athens, 21/3/35 arrival ds's, violet straight line 'First Day Cover', and typed 'Via Air Mail/Day of Issue/2 1/2d 7 3d photogravure stamps.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Calcutta, bs 23/3, airmail etiquette 'The Kensington Club' cover franked FDI KGV 2 1/2d and 3d photogravure stamps with additional 1/2d.

GB External, 1935, Mar 18
London to Calcutta, bs 23/3, airmail etiquette 'The Kensington Club' cover franked FDI KGV 2 1/2d and 3d photogravure stamps with additional 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Possibly scarce inaugural DC2 flight, London to Zurich, via Lille and Basel, bs 1/4, franked 4d, plain cover, Swissair. Needs further research to confirm.

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
Possibly scarce inaugural DC2 flight, London to Zurich, via Lille and Basel, bs 1/4, franked 4d, plain cover, Swissair. Needs further research to confirm.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First London to Prague stage, bs 2/4, of F/F London-Budapest, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
First London to Prague stage, bs 2/4, of F/F London-Budapest, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Budapest, rated 4d, b/s 2/4, (held up by bad weather), large special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 01
F/F London to Budapest, rated 4d, b/s 2/4, (held up by bad weather), large special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F, London to Vienna, 4d rate, b/s, etiquette, plain cover.

GB External, 1935, Apr 01
Imperial Airways F/F, London to Vienna, 4d rate, b/s, etiquette, plain cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London-Cologne extension to Budapest, no b/s, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
F/F London-Cologne extension to Budapest, no b/s, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) First London to Leipzig stage of F/F London-Budapest, b/s, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
First London to Leipzig stage of F/F London-Budapest, b/s, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F, London to Vienna, 4d rate, bs 2/4, etiquette, plain cover franked 4d, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
F/F, London to Vienna, 4d rate, bs 2/4, etiquette, plain cover franked 4d, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First London to Prague stage, bs 2/4, of F/F London-Budapest, plain cover franked 4d, black three line flight cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
First London to Prague stage, bs 2/4, of F/F London-Budapest, plain cover franked 4d, black three line flight cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Budapest, rated 4d, bs 2/4, (held up by bad weather, special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
F/F London to Budapest, rated 4d, bs 2/4, (held up by bad weather, special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First London to Prague stage, bs 2/4, of F/F London-Budapest, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
First London to Prague stage, bs 2/4, of F/F London-Budapest, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways first London to Cologne stage of F/F London-Budapest, plain cover franked 4d, returned to London 1/5, typed "Imperial airways/First Flight London-Budapest/London-Cologne stage".

GB External, 1935, Apr 01
Imperial Airways first London to Cologne stage of F/F London-Budapest, plain cover franked 4d, returned to London 1/5, typed "Imperial airways/First Flight London-Budapest/London-Cologne stage".

Perceived Value

(GB External) First London to Leipzig stage of F/F London-Budapest, b/s 1/4, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 01
First London to Leipzig stage of F/F London-Budapest, b/s 1/4, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Budapest, rated 4d, bs 2/4, (held up by bad weather, special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 1
F/F London to Budapest, rated 4d, bs 2/4, (held up by bad weather, special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Budapest, rated 4d, b/s 2/4, (held up by bad weather), large special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1935, Apr 01
F/F London to Budapest, rated 4d, b/s 2/4, (held up by bad weather), large special black cachet applied on arrival), Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Costa Rica, bs 5/5, GB acceptance for German South Atlantic service, flight L75 to Rio de Janeiro 17/4, via Berlin, airmail etiquette cover, 19x11cm,  franked 1/6d plus 2/6 seahorse, red 'Europa-Sudamerika' flight confirmation cachet.. Carried by 'Tornado'. See Graue and Duggan, p156. Few light stains along rh edge, see scan.

GB External, 1935, Apr 13
London to Costa Rica, bs 5/5, GB acceptance for German South Atlantic service, flight L75 to Rio de Janeiro 17/4, via Berlin, airmail etiquette cover, 19x11cm, franked 1/6d plus 2/6 seahorse, red 'Europa-Sudamerika' flight confirmation cachet.. Carried by 'Tornado'. See Graue and Duggan, p156. Few light stains along rh edge, see scan.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV Silver Jubilee First Day of Issue Silver Jubilee set of 4 canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover London to Sweden, bs Malmo 8/5, 'Jubilee 6-5-1935/1st Day, 1er Jour' handstamp, also attractive B&W photo vignette showing head and shoulders of King George V and Queen Mary.

GB External, 1935, May 6
KGV Silver Jubilee First Day of Issue Silver Jubilee set of 4 canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover London to Sweden, bs Malmo 8/5, 'Jubilee 6-5-1935/1st Day, 1er Jour' handstamp, also attractive B&W photo vignette showing head and shoulders of King George V and Queen Mary.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV Silver Jubilee First Day of Issue 1 1/2d pair and 1d verso canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover London to Sweden, bs Malmo 8/5, 'Jubilee 6-5-1935/1st Day, 1er Jour' hs, also attractive B&W photo vignette showing head and shoulders of King George V and Queen Mary.

GB External, 1935, May 6
KGV Silver Jubilee First Day of Issue 1 1/2d pair and 1d verso canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover London to Sweden, bs Malmo 8/5, 'Jubilee 6-5-1935/1st Day, 1er Jour' hs, also attractive B&W photo vignette showing head and shoulders of King George V and Queen Mary.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, 2 1/2d FDI canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover London to Sweden, bs Malmo 8/5, 'Jubilee 6-5-1935/1st Day, 1er Jour' hs.

GB External, 1935, May 6
KGV Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, 2 1/2d FDI canc Huddersfield cds on airmail cover London to Sweden, bs Malmo 8/5, 'Jubilee 6-5-1935/1st Day, 1er Jour' hs.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, late supplementary mail for South Africa ONLY, the first IAW London-Brindisi air service (previously this leg had been by rail), and the first "All Air" England-South Africa service. London to Johannesburg, 25/5 arrival ds on front, plain cover addressed to Gaumont British Picture Corp, c/o Thomas Cook, nice strike purple oval 'Thos Cook/Wagons Lit (South Africa)/25 May 1935' hs verso, franked Silver Jubilee 1d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d x2, postmaked Ealing London 4pm 15 May 35, typed "London-Brindisi-S.Africa/via Imperial Airways First Flight". A superb item. See Morton D., p51, for a detailed account of this flight which includes a copy of the circular issued by IAW on May 1st regarding this service.

GB External, 1935, May 15
Imperial Airways, late supplementary mail for South Africa ONLY, the first IAW London-Brindisi air service (previously this leg had been by rail), and the first "All Air" England-South Africa service. London to Johannesburg, 25/5 arrival ds on front, plain cover addressed to Gaumont British Picture Corp, c/o Thomas Cook, nice strike purple oval 'Thos Cook/Wagons Lit (South Africa)/25 May 1935' hs verso, franked Silver Jubilee 1d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d x2, postmaked Ealing London 4pm 15 May 35, typed "London-Brindisi-S.Africa/via Imperial Airways First Flight". A superb item. See Morton D., p51, for a detailed account of this flight which includes a copy of the circular issued by IAW on May 1st regarding this service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London-Dusseldorf, no arrival ds, plain cover franked GB Silver Jubilee 1 1/2 and 2 1/d canc Kensington cds, hitherto unrecorded black cross Jusqu'a, not known where applied, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1935, May 21
London-Dusseldorf, no arrival ds, plain cover franked GB Silver Jubilee 1 1/2 and 2 1/d canc Kensington cds, hitherto unrecorded black cross Jusqu'a, not known where applied, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Khartoum, bs Sudan Airmail/Khartoum, plain cover franked 1d Silver JUbilee x3, canc Barnstaple/16 Ju 35, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1935, Jun 16
London to Khartoum, bs Sudan Airmail/Khartoum, plain cover franked 1d Silver JUbilee x3, canc Barnstaple/16 Ju 35, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Auckland, New Zealand, via Sydney 5/7 airmail etiquette cover the Silver Jubilee set of 4 +KGV 1/- Romsey/Hants cds,  Imperial Airways flight IE 351. Niice item.

GB External, 1935, Jun 22
London to Auckland, New Zealand, via Sydney 5/7 airmail etiquette cover the Silver Jubilee set of 4 +KGV 1/- Romsey/Hants cds, Imperial Airways flight IE 351. Niice item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Bogota, Colombia, bs 22/7, corectly rated 2/- for carriage 1/2 oz by surface to New York then OAT Pan Am/SCADTA, see Proud p235. Cover bears super blue/white etiquette "Par Avion de/By Airmail from/New York/via PAA & SCADTA" rated rare by Mair. Route advertise in GB as taking 13 days - so a very accurate prediction. Some flap damage - see scan.

GB External, 1935, Jul 10
London to Bogota, Colombia, bs 22/7, corectly rated 2/- for carriage 1/2 oz by surface to New York then OAT Pan Am/SCADTA, see Proud p235. Cover bears super blue/white etiquette "Par Avion de/By Airmail from/New York/via PAA & SCADTA" rated rare by Mair. Route advertise in GB as taking 13 days - so a very accurate prediction. Some flap damage - see scan.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Cover flown from London to Santiago, bs 22/7 on Germany to South America catapult, airmail etiquette cover franked 4/- inc 2/6d Seahorse, red double ring cachet "Deutsche Luftpost Europa-Sudamerika" and depicting a flying boat and Zeppelin.

GB External, 1935, Jul 17
Cover flown from London to Santiago, bs 22/7 on Germany to South America catapult, airmail etiquette cover franked 4/- inc 2/6d Seahorse, red double ring cachet "Deutsche Luftpost Europa-Sudamerika" and depicting a flying boat and Zeppelin.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 28/7, correctly rated 1/3d for carriage 1/2 oz by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, see Proud p236. Imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 10d + 1/2d, 1d(2) and 2 21/d S Jubilee. Fast 11 day transit,

GB External, 1935, Jul 17
London to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 28/7, correctly rated 1/3d for carriage 1/2 oz by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, see Proud p236. Imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 10d + 1/2d, 1d(2) and 2 21/d S Jubilee. Fast 11 day transit,

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Bratislava, via Prague 25/7 cds tying airmail etiquette, Student Movement House printed PC franked 3d, canc London cds. Student Movement House was a hostel for foreign students in Russell Square, London, founded in 1917, and was administered by the Student Christian Movement. Also an uncommon destination.

GB External, 1935, Jul 25
Imperial Airways, London to Bratislava, via Prague 25/7 cds tying airmail etiquette, Student Movement House printed PC franked 3d, canc London cds. Student Movement House was a hostel for foreign students in Russell Square, London, founded in 1917, and was administered by the Student Christian Movement. Also an uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KLM pilot signed last flight Liverpool to Amsterdam, blue circular KLM/Schipol arrival hs on front,  airmail etiquette cover franked Silver Jubilee set of 3, Signed by famous pilot J J Moll. Last fligt before temporary suspension of the service due to lack of pilots after three fatal KKL crashes.

GB External, 1935, Jul 26
KLM pilot signed last flight Liverpool to Amsterdam, blue circular KLM/Schipol arrival hs on front, airmail etiquette cover franked Silver Jubilee set of 3, Signed by famous pilot J J Moll. Last fligt before temporary suspension of the service due to lack of pilots after three fatal KKL crashes.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Malta, bs 31/7, ms 'First Through Flight/Via Rome', airmail etiquette cover franked 4d. Possibly an acceptance for carriagefrom Rome to Malta by Als Littoria. Nice on for the specialist.

GB External, 1935, Jul 27
London to Malta, bs 31/7, ms 'First Through Flight/Via Rome', airmail etiquette cover franked 4d. Possibly an acceptance for carriagefrom Rome to Malta by Als Littoria. Nice on for the specialist.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on Air France/Ala Littoria F/F Paris to Rome , London to Naples, bs 30/7, via Rome 29/7 , ms "First through flight via Rome", plain cover franked 4d. Also B&W illustration of route, 9x10cm.

GB External, 1935, Jul 27
First acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on Air France/Ala Littoria F/F Paris to Rome , London to Naples, bs 30/7, via Rome 29/7 , ms "First through flight via Rome", plain cover franked 4d. Also B&W illustration of route, 9x10cm.

Perceived Value

(GB External) French Air Service, London to Accra, bs 14/9, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 10d, carried by Air France from Paris 24/8 to Dakar 17/8, then by sea to Gold Coast.. Nice routing.

GB External, 1935, Aug 23
French Air Service, London to Accra, bs 14/9, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 10d, carried by Air France from Paris 24/8 to Dakar 17/8, then by sea to Gold Coast.. Nice routing.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1935, Sep 04
First direct air dispatch London to Port Elizabeth, no arrival ds, Imperial Airways souvenir "Hold this Envelope up to the Light" cover, addressed to the Vacuum Oil Co, franked Silver Jubilee 1/2d x2 and 2 1/2d x2, cancelled weak strike "London Air Mail/4 Sep ****" cancellation, typed "By Imperial Airways/First Direct Air/Dispatch London-Port Elizabeth".

Perceived Value

GB External, 1935, Sep 24
London to Singapore, bs 2/10, test letter carried on the first duplicate service to be extended from Calcutta to Singapore, imprint etiquette cover (hold this letter to the light), franked KGV Silver Jubilee 2 1/2d x2, 1d, addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd, Singapore, typed "Inauguration of/Bi-Weekly service/London-Singapore". Scarce item in superb condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External)

GB External, 1935, Nov 8

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB acceptance for Sabena F/F extension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, bs 21/11, via Paris */XI/35 cds, Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville F/F souvenir cover franked 1/3d canc very fine strike 'Croydon Aerodrome' 14/No/35 cds, green framed  Brussels-Elisabethville F/F flight cachet (to be treated as a Brussels transit mark). Scarce, only a few examples of acceptances from GB exist (Philatelic Magazine, 21-2-36, page 130). Ex Clowes.

GB External, 1935, Nov 14
GB acceptance for Sabena F/F extension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, bs 21/11, via Paris */XI/35 cds, Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville F/F souvenir cover franked 1/3d canc very fine strike 'Croydon Aerodrome' 14/No/35 cds, green framed Brussels-Elisabethville F/F flight cachet (to be treated as a Brussels transit mark). Scarce, only a few examples of acceptances from GB exist (Philatelic Magazine, 21-2-36, page 130). Ex Clowes.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1935, Nov 14
GB acceptance for Sabena F/Fextension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, bs 21/11, and return by surface, plain cover franked GB 1/- + Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, & 1 1/2d, canc Kilburn cds on front, verso 8.15F Congo stamps canc Elasabethville 22/11/35, purple framed Elisabethville Bruxells/Sabena 23-11-1935 flight cachets front and verso, also Brussels 29/11 return transit cds, and Kilburn 13 Nov 35 return arrival ds. Scarce, only a few examples of acceptances from GB exist (Philatelic Magazine, 21-2-36, page 130). Ex Clowes.

Perceived Value

(GB External) GB acceptance for Sabena F/F extension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, bs 21/11, via Marseille Gare 14/11, Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville F/F blue/grey souvenir map cover franked 9d, returned by surface to sender, arriving London 7/2/36 hs via Elisabethville 21/11  Scarce, only a few examples of acceptances from GB exist (Philatelic Magazine, 21-2-36, page 130). Ex Clowes.

GB External, 1935, Nov 14
GB acceptance for Sabena F/F extension of the regular Congo service to Elisabethville, bs 21/11, via Marseille Gare 14/11, Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville F/F blue/grey souvenir map cover franked 9d, returned by surface to sender, arriving London 7/2/36 hs via Elisabethville 21/11 Scarce, only a few examples of acceptances from GB exist (Philatelic Magazine, 21-2-36, page 130). Ex Clowes.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Australia, bs Sydney 13/12, airmail etiquette cover franked GB 2/6d seahorse, addressed to passenger on board S/S Kent c/o Sydney agents, nice strike three line "c/o Messres Elder, Smith & Co/Currie Street/Adelaide" front and verso. Flown on IAW service 397. The S/S Kent, formerly S/S Santa Teresa was a civilian passenger liner built in 1918.

GB External, 1935, Nov 29
England to Australia, bs Sydney 13/12, airmail etiquette cover franked GB 2/6d seahorse, addressed to passenger on board S/S Kent c/o Sydney agents, nice strike three line "c/o Messres Elder, Smith & Co/Currie Street/Adelaide" front and verso. Flown on IAW service 397. The S/S Kent, formerly S/S Santa Teresa was a civilian passenger liner built in 1918.

Perceived Value

(GB External) KGV photogravure 4d FDI canc Mansfield cds on imprint etiquette airmail cover, London to Sweden, bs Malmo 3/12, typed '1st Day'. Ordinary FDI cat £80 Bradbury 2008

GB External, 1935, Dec 2
KGV photogravure 4d FDI canc Mansfield cds on imprint etiquette airmail cover, London to Sweden, bs Malmo 3/12, typed '1st Day'. Ordinary FDI cat £80 Bradbury 2008

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, Croydon to Paris, bs Paris Avion 1/1/1936, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4d canc Croydon/Surrey cds, also fine strike first day cancellation of the double ring "Croydon, Surrey/Air Mail" postmark.

GB External, 1936, Jan 01
Imperial Airways, Croydon to Paris, bs Paris Avion 1/1/1936, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4d canc Croydon/Surrey cds, also fine strike first day cancellation of the double ring "Croydon, Surrey/Air Mail" postmark.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Inauguration 100% Air France England-Argentina airmail service, long commercial cover from Macclesfield (England) postmarked January 3, 1936 with Paris-Avion transit b/s January 4, 1936 and arrival Buenos Aires b/s of January 8, 1936. Good handstamp, struck in Paris, advertising this first all-airmail weekly service by AIR-FRANCE. Went from France to Dakar (Senegal) by air, crossed the South Atlantic to Natal (Brazil) on the LATECOERE 300 seaplane named "Croix du Sud" flown by Rouchon,  then flown from Natal to Buenos Aires. Listed in Collot and Cornu. Ligne Mermoz. p. 218. A few small bottom edge nibbles, otherwise good. An interesting memento of an historic flight.

GB External, 1936, Jan 3
Inauguration 100% Air France England-Argentina airmail service, long commercial cover from Macclesfield (England) postmarked January 3, 1936 with Paris-Avion transit b/s January 4, 1936 and arrival Buenos Aires b/s of January 8, 1936. Good handstamp, struck in Paris, advertising this first all-airmail weekly service by AIR-FRANCE. Went from France to Dakar (Senegal) by air, crossed the South Atlantic to Natal (Brazil) on the LATECOERE 300 seaplane named "Croix du Sud" flown by Rouchon, then flown from Natal to Buenos Aires. Listed in Collot and Cornu. Ligne Mermoz. p. 218. A few small bottom edge nibbles, otherwise good. An interesting memento of an historic flight.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways new Khartoum to Kano service, F/F London to Geneina, bs 15/2, plain cover franked 3d.

GB External, 1936, Feb 8
Imperial Airways new Khartoum to Kano service, F/F London to Geneina, bs 15/2, plain cover franked 3d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways new Khartoum to Kano service, F/F London to El Fasher, bs 15/2, etiquette, plain cover.

GB External, 1936, Feb 9
Imperial Airways new Khartoum to Kano service, F/F London to El Fasher, bs 15/2, etiquette, plain cover.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First direct service to Nigeria, via Imperial Airways and Elders Colonial Airways first  Khartoum-Kano feeder service,  London to Kano, b/s Kano 16/2, plain grey imprint etiquette envelope franked 6d, typed "First British Air Mail/Service/England-Nigeria 9.2.36". Copy of map of route from Khartoum to Kano, 18x6cm, included.

GB External, 1936, Feb 9
First direct service to Nigeria, via Imperial Airways and Elders Colonial Airways first Khartoum-Kano feeder service, London to Kano, b/s Kano 16/2, plain grey imprint etiquette envelope franked 6d, typed "First British Air Mail/Service/England-Nigeria 9.2.36". Copy of map of route from Khartoum to Kano, 18x6cm, included.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F New Khartoum to Kano sevice, London to Kano, franked 6d, b/s 16/2, typed 'First Airmail to Kano', violet 'First Flight' hs, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1936, Feb 9
F/F New Khartoum to Kano sevice, London to Kano, franked 6d, b/s 16/2, typed 'First Airmail to Kano', violet 'First Flight' hs, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Accra, Gold Coast, bs 24/2, via Khartoum, Kano and Lagos, 19/2 , carried on Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways first direct service to Nigeria via Khartoum and Kano, plain cover franked 6d, canc London FS cds. Scarce to Gold Coast.

GB External, 1936, Feb 9
London to Accra, Gold Coast, bs 24/2, via Khartoum, Kano and Lagos, 19/2 , carried on Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways first direct service to Nigeria via Khartoum and Kano, plain cover franked 6d, canc London FS cds. Scarce to Gold Coast.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F New Khartoum to Kano sevice, London to Kano b/s 16/2, typed endorsement "Via Khartoum",etiquette cover frankd 6d, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1936, Feb 9
F/F New Khartoum to Kano sevice, London to Kano b/s 16/2, typed endorsement "Via Khartoum",etiquette cover frankd 6d, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) Scarce F/F London to Abesher, bs 26/2, no mail dropped at Abesher until 10/4), carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways, first direct service to Nigeria, plain cover correctly franked 6d, typed 'First Airmail to Abesher', airmail etiquette (corner tear), returned surface via Geneina Fort 2/3, El Fasher 14/3 and Shellal-Halfa TPO 27/3, great routing. Believed only 15 flown.

GB External, 1936, Feb 9
Scarce F/F London to Abesher, bs 26/2, no mail dropped at Abesher until 10/4), carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways, first direct service to Nigeria, plain cover correctly franked 6d, typed 'First Airmail to Abesher', airmail etiquette (corner tear), returned surface via Geneina Fort 2/3, El Fasher 14/3 and Shellal-Halfa TPO 27/3, great routing. Believed only 15 flown.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Kaduna, bs 18/2, carried on Imperial Airways new  London-Kano service via Khartoum, airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, Imperial AW/Elders AL.  See West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2012.

GB External, 1936, Feb 9
London to Kaduna, bs 18/2, carried on Imperial Airways new London-Kano service via Khartoum, airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, Imperial AW/Elders AL. See West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2012.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways flown cover to London to Egypt, bs Alexandria 19/2, plain etiquette cover correctly rated 3d, addressed to crew member aboard HMS 'Valiant'. HMS Valiant was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship of the Royal Navy, launched in 1914, in 1931 her crew participated in the Inver Gordon Mutiny and in WWII she saw action in the Mediterranean and the Far East.

GB External, 1936, Feb 15
Imperial Airways flown cover to London to Egypt, bs Alexandria 19/2, plain etiquette cover correctly rated 3d, addressed to crew member aboard HMS 'Valiant'. HMS Valiant was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship of the Royal Navy, launched in 1914, in 1931 her crew participated in the Inver Gordon Mutiny and in WWII she saw action in the Mediterranean and the Far East.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Scarce British Airways, F/F twice weekly DH 86 service, London to Malmo, bs 18/2, via Amsterdam, Hamburg & Copenhagen, Philatelic Mag. cover franked 4d. Not mentioned in Baldwin, Muller, Proud.

GB External, 1936, Feb 17
Scarce British Airways, F/F twice weekly DH 86 service, London to Malmo, bs 18/2, via Amsterdam, Hamburg & Copenhagen, Philatelic Mag. cover franked 4d. Not mentioned in Baldwin, Muller, Proud.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Hong Kong, bs Hong Kong 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, red two line "Penang-Hongkong Extension", airmail etquette cover franked 6d.

GB External, 1936, Mar 14
Imperial Airways, London to Hong Kong, bs Hong Kong 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, red two line "Penang-Hongkong Extension", airmail etquette cover franked 6d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Hong Kong, bs's Kowloon and Victoria 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, souvenir imprint etiquette cover franked 6d with printed three line "First Direct British Air Mail service London-Hong Kong by Imperial Airways".

GB External, 1936, Mar 14
England to Hong Kong, bs's Kowloon and Victoria 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, souvenir imprint etiquette cover franked 6d with printed three line "First Direct British Air Mail service London-Hong Kong by Imperial Airways".

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Hong Kong, bs Hong Kong 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, ms "Via Imperial Airways 1st Flight to Hong Kong, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc Reading 11 Mar 1936 cds.

GB External, 1936, Mar 14
Imperial Airways, London to Hong Kong, bs Hong Kong 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, ms "Via Imperial Airways 1st Flight to Hong Kong, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc Reading 11 Mar 1936 cds.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1936, Mar 14
Imperial Airways, England to Hong Kong, bs Victoria 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, typed endorsement "First Flight/London to Hong Kong/14/3/36'.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1936, Mar 14
England to Hong Kong, bs's Kowloon and Victoria 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, souvenir imprint etiquette cover franked 6d with printed three line "First Direct British Air Mail service London-Hong Kong by Imperial Airways".

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Hong Kong, bs 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, plain cover franked 6d, Imperial Airways".

GB External, 1936, Mar 14
England to Hong Kong, bs 24/3, connecting with F/F new Penang-Hong Kong extension, plain cover franked 6d, Imperial Airways".

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to  Hong Kong/China, bs 24/3 carried on the first Penang-HK extension (see #439, British Air Mails, Baldwyn), franked  9d, ms 'London-China/First Air Mail service', Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1936, Mar 14
London to Hong Kong/China, bs 24/3 carried on the first Penang-HK extension (see #439, British Air Mails, Baldwyn), franked 9d, ms 'London-China/First Air Mail service', Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1936, Mar 17
British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1936, Mar 17
New England -Scandinavia service, London to Copenhagen, rated 2 1/2d, b/s 17/3,official illus cover, British Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, signed by the pilot Flt. Lt. W. F. Anderson. Ironed horizontal fold, does not detract, see scan.

GB External, 1936, Mar 17
British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, signed by the pilot Flt. Lt. W. F. Anderson. Ironed horizontal fold, does not detract, see scan.

Perceived Value

(GB External) British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds.

GB External, 1936, Mar 17
British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways New England -Scandinavia service, London to Copenhagen, bs 17/3, official blue/green souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d.

GB External, 1936, Mar 17
Imperial Airways New England -Scandinavia service, London to Copenhagen, bs 17/3, official blue/green souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds.

GB External, 1936, Mar 17
British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways New England -Scandinavia service, London to Copenhagen, b/s 17/3, rated 2 1/2d, official blue/green souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d.

GB External, 1936, Mar 17
Imperial Airways New England -Scandinavia service, London to Copenhagen, b/s 17/3, rated 2 1/2d, official blue/green souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F New Schedule and the last to operate through Cape Town by IAW before SA Airways took over the route - see Wingent flight #AS 328 p93. Plain airmail etiquette cover franked KGV 1d x6 cancelled Croydon Aerodrome/Surrey/20 Mr 36 cds, ms 'By First Flight New Schedule/London-Johannesburg'.

GB External, 1936, Mar 20
Imperial Airways F/F New Schedule and the last to operate through Cape Town by IAW before SA Airways took over the route - see Wingent flight #AS 328 p93. Plain airmail etiquette cover franked KGV 1d x6 cancelled Croydon Aerodrome/Surrey/20 Mr 36 cds, ms 'By First Flight New Schedule/London-Johannesburg'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Hull to Moscow (Russia in Europe), bs  27/4, 28/4, 'Guildhall Hull' envelope correctly rated 7d for 1 1/2oz, well travelled, see image.

GB External, 1936, Apr 24
Hull to Moscow (Russia in Europe), bs 27/4, 28/4, 'Guildhall Hull' envelope correctly rated 7d for 1 1/2oz, well travelled, see image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.

GB External, 1936, May 3
H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/KLM, London to Dutch East Indies, bs Lembang 14/5, via Amsterdam, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/1d, canc Wokingham 6 May cds,  ms "Via Amsterdam".

GB External, 1936, May 6
Imperial Airways/KLM, London to Dutch East Indies, bs Lembang 14/5, via Amsterdam, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/1d, canc Wokingham 6 May cds, ms "Via Amsterdam".

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to San Francisco, bs 6/6, carried on the first voyage of the RMS 'Queen Mary' from Southampton to New York, then US internal air service to San Francisco, souvenir cover franked 5d, attrective yellow/blue 'First Trip'/SS Queen  Mary' verso.

GB External, 1936, May 27
London to San Francisco, bs 6/6, carried on the first voyage of the RMS 'Queen Mary' from Southampton to New York, then US internal air service to San Francisco, souvenir cover franked 5d, attrective yellow/blue 'First Trip'/SS Queen Mary' verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London FS 17 June 1936 to Bahia, Brazil, bs 20/6, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 2/6d sea horse and 1/- KGV, fine strike red Europa-Sudamerika flight cachet tying large violet 'P' hs. Carried on flight DLH 177, Dornier Wal 'Taifun' launched for Natal  from depot ship Ostmark stationed at Bathurst,

GB External, 1936, Jun 17
London FS 17 June 1936 to Bahia, Brazil, bs 20/6, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 2/6d sea horse and 1/- KGV, fine strike red Europa-Sudamerika flight cachet tying large violet 'P' hs. Carried on flight DLH 177, Dornier Wal 'Taifun' launched for Natal from depot ship Ostmark stationed at Bathurst,

Perceived Value

GB External, 1936, Jun 29
F/F Liverpool to Rotterdam, bs 1/7, carried in the KLM inaugural Liverpool-Doncaster-Amsterdam-Norrkoping-Stockholm service, red/white/blue souvenir cover with map of route and printed "Liverpool-Doncaster-Amsterdam-Norrkoping-Stockholm" cover, correctly rated 4d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, carried on the KLM inaugural Liverpool-Doncaster-Amsterdam-Norrkoping-Stockholm service, violet circular 'KLM/Doncaster Aerodrome"  first dispatch cachet, typed "1st Doncaster-Amsterdam". cover, plain cover correctly rated 4d.

GB External, 1936, Jul 01
F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, carried on the KLM inaugural Liverpool-Doncaster-Amsterdam-Norrkoping-Stockholm service, violet circular 'KLM/Doncaster Aerodrome" first dispatch cachet, typed "1st Doncaster-Amsterdam". cover, plain cover correctly rated 4d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, carried on the KLM inaugural Liverpool-Doncaster-Amsterdam-Norrkoping-Stockholm service, violet circular 'KLM/Doncaster Aerodrome"  first dispatch cachet, typed "1st Doncaster-Amsterdam". cover, plain cover correctly rated 4d. Signed by the pilot Capt. Hondong. A 500 word article about this new service which icludes a picture of the mails being handed to the mayor of Doncaster before departure, accompanies this item.

GB External, 1936, Jul 01
F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, carried on the KLM inaugural Liverpool-Doncaster-Amsterdam-Norrkoping-Stockholm service, violet circular 'KLM/Doncaster Aerodrome" first dispatch cachet, typed "1st Doncaster-Amsterdam". cover, plain cover correctly rated 4d. Signed by the pilot Capt. Hondong. A 500 word article about this new service which icludes a picture of the mails being handed to the mayor of Doncaster before departure, accompanies this item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, carried on the KLM inaugural Liverpool-Doncaster-Amsterdam-Norrkoping-Stockholm service, violet circular 'KLM/Doncaster Aerodrome"  first dispatch cachet, typed "1st Doncaster-Amsterdam". cover, plain cover correctly rated 4d.

GB External, 1936, Jul 01
F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, carried on the KLM inaugural Liverpool-Doncaster-Amsterdam-Norrkoping-Stockholm service, violet circular 'KLM/Doncaster Aerodrome" first dispatch cachet, typed "1st Doncaster-Amsterdam". cover, plain cover correctly rated 4d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First night flight, London-Stockholm, bs 7/8, plain etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc 27 Jy cds, British Airways from Gatwick to Cologne and Hannover, then A.B.A. to Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm.

GB External, 1936, Jul 27
First night flight, London-Stockholm, bs 7/8, plain etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc 27 Jy cds, British Airways from Gatwick to Cologne and Hannover, then A.B.A. to Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm.

Perceived Value

(GB External) British Airways, scarce first night flight to Stockholm, bs 28/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London EC 27 Jly 1936, BA Gatwick to Hanover where transferred to ABA plane to destination.

GB External, 1936, Jul 27
British Airways, scarce first night flight to Stockholm, bs 28/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London EC 27 Jly 1936, BA Gatwick to Hanover where transferred to ABA plane to destination.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Sweden, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked FDI KEVIII set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label.

GB External, 1936, Sep 1
England to Sweden, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked FDI KEVIII set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Berlin, bs 2/9, attractive Philatelic Magazine airmail cover franked FDI KEVIII set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds, sealed by B&W German customs label.

GB External, 1936, Sep 1
England to Berlin, bs 2/9, attractive Philatelic Magazine airmail cover franked FDI KEVIII set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds, sealed by B&W German customs label.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Gravenhage, Holland, attractive Philatelic Magazine airmail cover franked FDI KEVIII set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds.

GB External, 1936, Sep 1
England to Gravenhage, Holland, attractive Philatelic Magazine airmail cover franked FDI KEVIII set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Nice, bs Cannes Avion and NIce, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked FDI KEVIII set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, typed 'Via Paris and Marseille'.

GB External, 1936, Sep 1
England to Nice, bs Cannes Avion and NIce, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked FDI KEVIII set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, typed 'Via Paris and Marseille'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Liverpool to Athens, 4/9 arrival ds front and verso, airmail etiquette PC franked FDI 1 12d and 1/2d x2 KE VIII, fine.

GB External, 1936, Sep 1
Liverpool to Athens, 4/9 arrival ds front and verso, airmail etiquette PC franked FDI 1 12d and 1/2d x2 KE VIII, fine.

Perceived Value

(GB External) FDI Edward VIII 1/2d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d on airmail cover to India bs Calcutta 9 Sep 36. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit..

GB External, 1936, Sep 1
FDI Edward VIII 1/2d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d on airmail cover to India bs Calcutta 9 Sep 36. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit..

Perceived Value

(GB External) FDI KEVIII 1d,  London to Gibralter 18/9 arrival s on front, PC correctly rated KEVIII 1d x2 + 1/2d, airmail etiquette, few light tone spots. See image.

GB External, 1936, Sep 14
FDI KEVIII 1d, London to Gibralter 18/9 arrival s on front, PC correctly rated KEVIII 1d x2 + 1/2d, airmail etiquette, few light tone spots. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Lagos on first Kano-Lagos extension of London-Nigeria service, typed endorsement "First Flight Air Mail to Lagos", bs 22/10, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1936, Oct 15
F/F London to Lagos on first Kano-Lagos extension of London-Nigeria service, typed endorsement "First Flight Air Mail to Lagos", bs 22/10, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Lagos, and return, carried  on first Kano-Lagos extension of London-Nigeria service, four line cachet  "Air Mail/First Despatch/Lagos-London/29-10-36", ms endorsement "By First Flight London-Lagos and Return", b/s Lagos 22/10. Also franked Nigeria 6d for return and four line, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1936, Oct 15
F/F London to Lagos, and return, carried on first Kano-Lagos extension of London-Nigeria service, four line cachet "Air Mail/First Despatch/Lagos-London/29-10-36", ms endorsement "By First Flight London-Lagos and Return", b/s Lagos 22/10. Also franked Nigeria 6d for return and four line, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways, first direct flight London to Oshogbo, bs 22/10, plain etiquette cover franked 6d, typed 'Via Kano'. Completion of  landing ground Oshogbo allowed the mail service to then be extended from Kano to Lagos. Copy of map of route from Kano to Lagos, 14x9cm, included.

GB External, 1936, Oct 15
Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways, first direct flight London to Oshogbo, bs 22/10, plain etiquette cover franked 6d, typed 'Via Kano'. Completion of landing ground Oshogbo allowed the mail service to then be extended from Kano to Lagos. Copy of map of route from Kano to Lagos, 14x9cm, included.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Singapore, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, missent to Hong Kong, 27/10 transit cds, then onward to Singapore by ship, etiquette cancelled by two line blue crayon.

GB External, 1936, Oct 16
London to Singapore, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-, missent to Hong Kong, 27/10 transit cds, then onward to Singapore by ship, etiquette cancelled by two line blue crayon.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F London to Lagos on first Kano-Lagos, bs 2/10,  extension of London-Nigeria service, plain cover, franked 6d, canc London Air Mail cds.  Returned surface to London. Lagos 12/12 postmark on front, hence airmail etiquette cancelled. Interesting. See image.

GB External, 1936, Oct 16
F/F London to Lagos on first Kano-Lagos, bs 2/10, extension of London-Nigeria service, plain cover, franked 6d, canc London Air Mail cds. Returned surface to London. Lagos 12/12 postmark on front, hence airmail etiquette cancelled. Interesting. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Airmail from the RAF Staff College at Bracknell to Lady Hoare, Brtish Delegation, Bucharest, bs 26/10,  cover with 'Visu et Nisu' logo ( by vision and effort) embossed on flap, franked 4d canc Andover cds,
'Visu et Nisu was the Bracknell staff college motto. Lady Hoare was the wife of Sir Samuel Hoare who was a senior British Conservative politician

GB External, 1936, Oct 23
Airmail from the RAF Staff College at Bracknell to Lady Hoare, Brtish Delegation, Bucharest, bs 26/10, cover with 'Visu et Nisu' logo ( by vision and effort) embossed on flap, franked 4d canc Andover cds, 'Visu et Nisu was the Bracknell staff college motto. Lady Hoare was the wife of Sir Samuel Hoare who was a senior British Conservative politician

Perceived Value

(GB External) Great Britain acceptance for Bukama (Congo), bs 29/10, for carriage by the first accelerated Sabena service from Belgium to the Belgian Congo, London to Stanleyville, via Paris 23/10, red/white/blue souvenir cover with map of route, 1/3d two reign franking inc KEVII 2 1/2d x2 and KGV 10d, canc special 'Stamp Exhibition/London 1936/ 22 Oct'. This acceleration resulted from use of a faster Savoia Machetta S73 plane and the adoption of a more direct route to the Congo via Stanleyville. .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

GB External, 1936, Oct 23
Great Britain acceptance for Bukama (Congo), bs 29/10, for carriage by the first accelerated Sabena service from Belgium to the Belgian Congo, London to Stanleyville, via Paris 23/10, red/white/blue souvenir cover with map of route, 1/3d two reign franking inc KEVII 2 1/2d x2 and KGV 10d, canc special 'Stamp Exhibition/London 1936/ 22 Oct'. This acceleration resulted from use of a faster Savoia Machetta S73 plane and the adoption of a more direct route to the Congo via Stanleyville. .Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Great Britain acceptance for Bukama (Congo), bs 29/10, for carriage by the first accelerated Sabena service from Belgium to the Belgian Congo, London to Stanleyville, via Paris 23/10, plain cover, 8d two reign franking KGV 6d and 1 1/2d and KEIII 1/2d. This acceleration resulted from use of a faster Savoia Machetta S73 plane and the adoption of a more direct route to the Congo via Stanleyville.

GB External, 1936, Oct 23
Great Britain acceptance for Bukama (Congo), bs 29/10, for carriage by the first accelerated Sabena service from Belgium to the Belgian Congo, London to Stanleyville, via Paris 23/10, plain cover, 8d two reign franking KGV 6d and 1 1/2d and KEIII 1/2d. This acceleration resulted from use of a faster Savoia Machetta S73 plane and the adoption of a more direct route to the Congo via Stanleyville.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Accra 16/11 carried on the first West Africa feeder from Khartoum-Lagos to arrive at Lagos on Friday instead of Thursday, imprint etiquette cover franked 6d, bs Lagos 13/11. Carried Imperial Airways flight AS394 to Khartoum,  West Africa Feeder Service WAS41 to Lagos, then surface to Accra.
See Wingent pp 106 and 183.

GB External, 1936, Nov 5
London to Accra 16/11 carried on the first West Africa feeder from Khartoum-Lagos to arrive at Lagos on Friday instead of Thursday, imprint etiquette cover franked 6d, bs Lagos 13/11. Carried Imperial Airways flight AS394 to Khartoum, West Africa Feeder Service WAS41 to Lagos, then surface to Accra. See Wingent pp 106 and 183.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Croydon Aerodrome commercial bank cover, London to Northern Rhodesia, bs Nkana 20/11. via Broken Hill 18/11, airmail etiquette cover franke 6d, canc 'Aerodrome Croydon Surrey/10 No 36/Surrey' cds. Carried on Imperial Airways flight AS 395. Uncommon destination.

GB External, 1936, Nov 10
Croydon Aerodrome commercial bank cover, London to Northern Rhodesia, bs Nkana 20/11. via Broken Hill 18/11, airmail etiquette cover franke 6d, canc 'Aerodrome Croydon Surrey/10 No 36/Surrey' cds. Carried on Imperial Airways flight AS 395. Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(GB External) King Edwad VIII Abdication Day airmail PC to South Africa, Srand C.P. 28 Dec 36 arrival ds on front, franked 1936 KEVIII set of 4 canc,  11 Dec 1936.   On the day his reign officially ended, 11 December 1936, Edward made a BBC radio broadcast from Windsor Castle; no longer king, he was introduced by Sir John Reith as "His Royal Highness Prince Edward".

GB External, 1936, Dec 11
King Edwad VIII Abdication Day airmail PC to South Africa, Srand C.P. 28 Dec 36 arrival ds on front, franked 1936 KEVIII set of 4 canc, 11 Dec 1936. On the day his reign officially ended, 11 December 1936, Edward made a BBC radio broadcast from Windsor Castle; no longer king, he was introduced by Sir John Reith as "His Royal Highness Prince Edward".

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/TATA, GB acceptance for Indo-Ceylon Special Xmas Flight, plain cover franked 6d, bs Colombo 24/12, special circular flight cachet on front, typed "1st Direct Air Mail/December 1936". Unusual.

GB External, 1936, Dec 15
Imperial Airways/TATA, GB acceptance for Indo-Ceylon Special Xmas Flight, plain cover franked 6d, bs Colombo 24/12, special circular flight cachet on front, typed "1st Direct Air Mail/December 1936". Unusual.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1936, Dec 15
Imperial Airways/TATA, GB acceptance for Indo-Ceylon Special Xmas Flight, plain cover franked 6d, bs Colombo 24/12, special circular flight cachet on front. Unusual.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Scarce GB acceptance for carriage to Ceylon on the Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 24/12, pale grey airmail etiquette cover, franked 6d, violet circular 'Special Flight Xmas' cachet,TATA. 
Some rough opening top edge verso.

GB External, 1936, Dec 15
Scarce GB acceptance for carriage to Ceylon on the Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 24/12, pale grey airmail etiquette cover, franked 6d, violet circular 'Special Flight Xmas' cachet,TATA. Some rough opening top edge verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First regular eastbound all air service from Southampton to Alexandria, bs 10/2, attractive Philatelic Magazine cover franked KE VIII 1/2d and 2 1/2d, red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail etiquette. The first stage of this flight, by RMA Castor, was interrupted twice, firstly by engine failure, and then by bad weather, see flight IE  521, Wingent p191.  Copies of  reports of these events on 6, 7 and 8 February, taken from the Southern Daily Echo, and published in Wingent's 'Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936 to 1939' are included in this lot. A nice exhibit item in fine condition.

GB External, 1937, Feb 4
First regular eastbound all air service from Southampton to Alexandria, bs 10/2, attractive Philatelic Magazine cover franked KE VIII 1/2d and 2 1/2d, red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail etiquette. The first stage of this flight, by RMA Castor, was interrupted twice, firstly by engine failure, and then by bad weather, see flight IE 521, Wingent p191. Copies of reports of these events on 6, 7 and 8 February, taken from the Southern Daily Echo, and published in Wingent's 'Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936 to 1939' are included in this lot. A nice exhibit item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Valpariso, bs 10/3, plain cover franked 2/6d seahorse + 3d, typed 'Via New York', correctly rated for 2/3d air surcharge for carriage via New York and OAT by US internal and external airmail service.

GB External, 1937, Feb 23
London to Valpariso, bs 10/3, plain cover franked 2/6d seahorse + 3d, typed 'Via New York', correctly rated for 2/3d air surcharge for carriage via New York and OAT by US internal and external airmail service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Underpaid airmail to Holland, airmail etiquette cover franked KEVIII 1/2d, canc Stoke Newington, also bears Netherlands 15c postage due over red ms '15' canc Gravenhage 1/3  and fine strike 'T' in black hexagon Dutch 'to pay' hs, and ms '30', faint ironed vertical crease. An interesting item Image.

GB External, 1937, Feb 28
Underpaid airmail to Holland, airmail etiquette cover franked KEVIII 1/2d, canc Stoke Newington, also bears Netherlands 15c postage due over red ms '15' canc Gravenhage 1/3 and fine strike 'T' in black hexagon Dutch 'to pay' hs, and ms '30', faint ironed vertical crease. An interesting item Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Anglo American Good Will Coronation Trans Atlantic Flight, New York May 8th to London, and return London 13 May to New York May 14, blue framed Eastward, and red framed Westward cachets, signed by pilot Dick Merrill.

GB External, 1937, May 5
Anglo American Good Will Coronation Trans Atlantic Flight, New York May 8th to London, and return London 13 May to New York May 14, blue framed Eastward, and red framed Westward cachets, signed by pilot Dick Merrill.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Manchester to Switzerland, no arrival ds, flown airmail etiquette cover franked booklet pane of four Edward VII 1 1/2d with "Cashes Names for marking linen" tab, canc Dchelmsford cds. Unusual.

GB External, 1937, May 7
Manchester to Switzerland, no arrival ds, flown airmail etiquette cover franked booklet pane of four Edward VII 1 1/2d with "Cashes Names for marking linen" tab, canc Dchelmsford cds. Unusual.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Holland, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked FDI KGVI set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive brown/cream 'Coronation of King George VI' vignette.

GB External, 1937, May 10
England to Holland, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked FDI KGVI set of 3, canc Huddersfield cds, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive brown/cream 'Coronation of King George VI' vignette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Hollande, bs Hoogskarspel14/5, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5 1/2d including vertical pair FDI 1 1/2d Coronation with Control, canc Huddersfield cds, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, violet 'Air Mail' hs.

GB External, 1937, May 12
England to Hollande, bs Hoogskarspel14/5, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5 1/2d including vertical pair FDI 1 1/2d Coronation with Control, canc Huddersfield cds, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, violet 'Air Mail' hs.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Sweden, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked vertical pair FDI 1 1/2d Coronation, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive brown/cream 'The Two Princesses'  vignette on front, violet straight line "By Night Mail" hs.

GB External, 1937, May 12
England to Sweden, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked vertical pair FDI 1 1/2d Coronation, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive brown/cream 'The Two Princesses' vignette on front, violet straight line "By Night Mail" hs.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Germany, Halle Leipzig Flughafen/14/5/37 arrival ds on front, franked pair of 1 1/2d Coronation stamps, attractive Stamp Collecting red/white/blue with crown over head and shoulders picture of KGVI, black 'T' in hexagon underpaid hs.

GB External, 1937, May 12
England to Germany, Halle Leipzig Flughafen/14/5/37 arrival ds on front, franked pair of 1 1/2d Coronation stamps, attractive Stamp Collecting red/white/blue with crown over head and shoulders picture of KGVI, black 'T' in hexagon underpaid hs.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Holland, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4 1/2d including kings of three reigns and the FDI KGVI Coronaton 1 1/2d, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, attractive red/cream 'Cronation of King George VI' vignette on front, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive 'H.M. The Queen'  vignette verso, violet straight line "By Night Mail" hs.

GB External, 1937, May 13
England to Holland, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4 1/2d including kings of three reigns and the FDI KGVI Coronaton 1 1/2d, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, attractive red/cream 'Cronation of King George VI' vignette on front, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive 'H.M. The Queen' vignette verso, violet straight line "By Night Mail" hs.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Holland, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4 1/2d including kings of three reigns and the FDI KGVI Coronaton 1 1/2d, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, large black crown over framed 'Coronation' FDI cachet, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive 'Duke and Duchess of Kent' label verso.

GB External, 1937, May 13
England to Holland, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4 1/2d including kings of three reigns and the FDI KGVI Coronaton 1 1/2d, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, large black crown over framed 'Coronation' FDI cachet, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive 'Duke and Duchess of Kent' label verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to The Director of Civil Aviation, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, 6d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flights were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.

GB External, 1937, May 21
Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to The Director of Civil Aviation, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, 6d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flights were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to the Pennsular Hotel, Hong Kong, bs 1/6, also violet framed 'Peninsila Hotel/1 June 1937/Kowloon' arrival ds, 6d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flghts were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.

GB External, 1937, May 21
Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to the Pennsular Hotel, Hong Kong, bs 1/6, also violet framed 'Peninsila Hotel/1 June 1937/Kowloon' arrival ds, 6d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flghts were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to Imperial Airways, Helioplis Aerodrome, Cairo, bs's Cairo/Par Avion cds, and Heliopolis 24/3, 3d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flghts were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.

GB External, 1937, May 21
Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to Imperial Airways, Helioplis Aerodrome, Cairo, bs's Cairo/Par Avion cds, and Heliopolis 24/3, 3d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flghts were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Jersey Airways, F/F Southampton to Jersey,  private Jersey Airways 1 Jun 1937 receiver on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc large violet angular flight cachet, POPA.

GB External, 1937, May 31
Jersey Airways, F/F Southampton to Jersey, private Jersey Airways 1 Jun 1937 receiver on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc large violet angular flight cachet, POPA.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Last surcharged mail to South Africa franked at old rate, and first return of mail to England at new E.A.M.S. 1 1/2d rate, London to Cape Town, fine 5/7 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 7d canc 'London/25 June 1937/Air Mail' cds, ms endorsement "Last Flight at Airmail Rates", also Cape Town to London,  franked South Africa 1d and 1/2d stamps canc Cape Town 7 Jul 1937, tying airmail etiquette, Imperial Airways. Super item in fine condition.

GB External, 1937, Jun 24
Last surcharged mail to South Africa franked at old rate, and first return of mail to England at new E.A.M.S. 1 1/2d rate, London to Cape Town, fine 5/7 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 7d canc 'London/25 June 1937/Air Mail' cds, ms endorsement "Last Flight at Airmail Rates", also Cape Town to London, franked South Africa 1d and 1/2d stamps canc Cape Town 7 Jul 1937, tying airmail etiquette, Imperial Airways. Super item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Last surcharged mail to South Africa, mail franked at old rate, London to Windhoek, bs 7 Jul 37, airmail etiquette cover franked 6d canc Liverpool cds, typed endorsement "Last Flight/ of surcharged /airmail service", Imperial Airways. Nice item.

GB External, 1937, Jun 24
Last surcharged mail to South Africa, mail franked at old rate, London to Windhoek, bs 7 Jul 37, airmail etiquette cover franked 6d canc Liverpool cds, typed endorsement "Last Flight/ of surcharged /airmail service", Imperial Airways. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Mombassa, Kenya, rated 1 1/2d, no b/s, plain cover, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1937, Jun 25
F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Mombassa, Kenya, rated 1 1/2d, no b/s, plain cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1937, Jun 25
F/F First Stage EAMS, Liverpool to Kampala, bs 2/7, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, b/s 2/7, typed "First Flight of unsurcharged airmail service", Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

GB External, 1937, Jun 25
Imperial Airways, F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Luanshya, N. Rhodesia, no arrival ds, rated 1 1/2d canc London Air Mail cds, black "Post in Ordinary Letter Boxes/All Letters for East and South Africa Now Go BY Air" and dark purple cachet with map of route, also typed" First Flight/at 1 1/2d Rate", plain cover.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1937, Jun 25
Imperial Airways, F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Khartoum, bs 1/7, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, fine strike blue "All Letters for East and/ South Africa Now Go By Air" map cachet,

Perceived Value

(GB External) First "All Up" mail to South Africa, bs Simonstown 7/7, mail franked at new 1 1/2d rate, black/white printed 'First Empire Flight/at 1 1/2d Rate' souvenir cover (uncommon).

GB External, 1937, Jun 25
First "All Up" mail to South Africa, bs Simonstown 7/7, mail franked at new 1 1/2d rate, black/white printed 'First Empire Flight/at 1 1/2d Rate' souvenir cover (uncommon).

Perceived Value

GB External, 1937, Jun 25
F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Zanzibar, arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d, b/s 2/7, ornate "Post in Ordinary Letter Boxes……." map cachet, plain cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1937, Jun 25
First "All Up" mail, London to Bechuanaland, fine Mafeking 7/7 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked at new 1 1/2d rate, fine violet "All Letters for East and/ South Africa Now Go By Air" map cachet, Imperial Airways. There was no direct flight to Bechuanaland so mail was offloaded at Mafeking. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Nairobi, b3 3/7, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, fine strike violet "All Letters for East and/ South Africa Now Go By Air" map cachet. Cover has barely visible closed tear top edge, see scan.

GB External, 1937, Jun 25
Imperial Airways, F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Nairobi, b3 3/7, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, fine strike violet "All Letters for East and/ South Africa Now Go By Air" map cachet. Cover has barely visible closed tear top edge, see scan.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1937, Jun 26
Imperial Airways, F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Nairobi, no arrival ds, plain cover correctly rated 1 1/2d, type "First air-borne mail to Kenya". Some soiling and tone spots left hand edge verso, not visible from the front and, otherwise fine.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Johannesburg, bs, carried on the first stage of the Empire Airmail Service to South and East Africa, Robertson cover franked 1 1/2d, great strike red boxed 'England-S. Africa/First/Empire Air Mail/at Ordinary/Postage Rate' cachet, Imperial Airways flying boat.. Scarce.

GB External, 1937, Jun 27
London to Johannesburg, bs, carried on the first stage of the Empire Airmail Service to South and East Africa, Robertson cover franked 1 1/2d, great strike red boxed 'England-S. Africa/First/Empire Air Mail/at Ordinary/Postage Rate' cachet, Imperial Airways flying boat.. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Kenya, no arrival ds, scarce blue/orange/grey souvenir cover "All-Air Empire Mail/to Africa by/Imperial Airways/29 June 1937", 22x10cm, correctly rated 1 1/2d,

GB External, 1937, Jun 28
F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Kenya, no arrival ds, scarce blue/orange/grey souvenir cover "All-Air Empire Mail/to Africa by/Imperial Airways/29 June 1937", 22x10cm, correctly rated 1 1/2d,

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Kenya, no arrival ds, scarce blue/orange/grey souvenir cover "All-Air Empire Mail/to Africa by/Imperial Airways/29 June 1937", 22x10cm, correctly rated 1 1/2d,

GB External, 1937, Jun 28
F/F First Stage EAMS, London to Kenya, no arrival ds, scarce blue/orange/grey souvenir cover "All-Air Empire Mail/to Africa by/Imperial Airways/29 June 1937", 22x10cm, correctly rated 1 1/2d,

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F, London to Mauritius Island, inaugural first stage of Empire Air Mail Scheme, GPO Mauritius arrival ds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/at 1 1/2d Rate", Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1937, Jun 29
F/F, London to Mauritius Island, inaugural first stage of Empire Air Mail Scheme, GPO Mauritius arrival ds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/at 1 1/2d Rate", Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to San Juan, Porto Rico, Jul 27th receiver on front, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 2/6d, canc Liverpool 18 JY 37, ms 'Via New York/thence airmail' (US internal air service). Uncommon destination.

GB External, 1937, Jul 18
London to San Juan, Porto Rico, Jul 27th receiver on front, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 2/6d, canc Liverpool 18 JY 37, ms 'Via New York/thence airmail' (US internal air service). Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1937, Aug 07
Imperial Airways F/F without additional air fee, London to Athens, b/s 11/8, correctly rated 2 1/2d , plain cover, typed endorsement "England-Greece First Air Mail Without Air Fee".

Perceived Value

(GB External) England-Romania,bs Constanta 11/8, first air mail without air fee, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, canc Newport cds.

GB External, 1937, Aug 7
England-Romania,bs Constanta 11/8, first air mail without air fee, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, canc Newport cds.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1937, Sep 15
Great Britain to Gambia, London to Bathurst, bs 18/9, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service flight L 279, from Frankfurt to Brazil, airmail etiquette cover franked 9d to pay the 1/2oz rate, red circular " Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sud Amerika" cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Great Britain to Gambia, London to Bathurst, bs 18/9, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service from Frankfurt to Brazil, airmail etiquette cover franked 9d to pay the 1/2oz rate,  red circular " Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sud Amerika" cachet.

GB External, 1937, Sep 15
Great Britain to Gambia, London to Bathurst, bs 18/9, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service from Frankfurt to Brazil, airmail etiquette cover franked 9d to pay the 1/2oz rate, red circular " Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sud Amerika" cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Seldom seen, GB to Sierra Leone flown by Air France, London to Freetown, bs 4/10 and Cline Town 4/10, via Dakar/Senegal/27 Sept 37 transit cds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 9d, canc 'London FS/29 Sep 1937/Airmail'. Carried by French service at the 9d per 1.2oz rate introduced on 8th January, 1935.

GB External, 1937, Sep 20
Seldom seen, GB to Sierra Leone flown by Air France, London to Freetown, bs 4/10 and Cline Town 4/10, via Dakar/Senegal/27 Sept 37 transit cds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 9d, canc 'London FS/29 Sep 1937/Airmail'. Carried by French service at the 9d per 1.2oz rate introduced on 8th January, 1935.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Sabena/DLH, F/F London-Brussels-Munich, attractive souvenir PC franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot.

GB External, 1937, Oct 3
Sabena/DLH, F/F London-Brussels-Munich, attractive souvenir PC franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Clouston & Kirby Green record flight London - Cape Town, cover franked GB 1 1/2d canc London 13/11/1937, also a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and yellow/black "London-Cape Town Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" label on front. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

GB External, 1937, Nov 13
Clouston & Kirby Green record flight London - Cape Town, cover franked GB 1 1/2d canc London 13/11/1937, also a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and yellow/black "London-Cape Town Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" label on front. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Clouston & Kirby Green record flight London - Cape Town - London. Cover franked GB 1 1/2d canc London 13/11/1937 indicating departure, and another GB 1 1/2d on front canc 21 Nov 37 confirms return to London , also a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "London-Cape-London Record Round Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" on front. Signed by Clouston and Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

GB External, 1937, Nov 13
Clouston & Kirby Green record flight London - Cape Town - London. Cover franked GB 1 1/2d canc London 13/11/1937 indicating departure, and another GB 1 1/2d on front canc 21 Nov 37 confirms return to London , also a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "London-Cape-London Record Round Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" on front. Signed by Clouston and Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 4/12, via New York 29/11, correctly rated 1/3d and 3d registration for carriage 1/2 oz by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, see Proud p236. Registered (label) cover, airmail etiquette, ms 'Via New ork'.,

GB External, 1937, Nov 20
London to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 4/12, via New York 29/11, correctly rated 1/3d and 3d registration for carriage 1/2 oz by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, see Proud p236. Registered (label) cover, airmail etiquette, ms 'Via New ork'.,

Perceived Value

(GB External) Engand to Iraq, Plymouth to Dhibban, bs 19/1, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d addressed to the RAF General Hospital at Dhibban. RAF Dhibban was a Royal Air Force station at Habbaniyah, about 55 miles  west of Baghdad near Lake Habbaniyah where the Imperial Airways flying boats landed.

GB External, 1938, Jan 14
Engand to Iraq, Plymouth to Dhibban, bs 19/1, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d addressed to the RAF General Hospital at Dhibban. RAF Dhibban was a Royal Air Force station at Habbaniyah, about 55 miles west of Baghdad near Lake Habbaniyah where the Imperial Airways flying boats landed.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Airmail cover  franked FDI  GVI 3d, SG 467, flown London to Haifa, Palestine, no arrival ds, "First Day Cover" cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jan 31
Airmail cover franked FDI GVI 3d, SG 467, flown London to Haifa, Palestine, no arrival ds, "First Day Cover" cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Last mail at 2/- rate to South America, London to Cartagena, Colombia, bs 9/2, plain airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 2/- for carriage by surface to New York then OAT Pan Am/SCADTA to Colombia, see Proud p235.

GB External, 1938, Feb 1
Last mail at 2/- rate to South America, London to Cartagena, Colombia, bs 9/2, plain airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 2/- for carriage by surface to New York then OAT Pan Am/SCADTA to Colombia, see Proud p235.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Aden, bs Aden Camp 8 Mar 38, 1937  Coronation KGVI and QE souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, typed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme/20.2.1938'. Forwarded to Tharrawaddy, Lower Burma, bs 23/3, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Feb 2
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Aden, bs Aden Camp 8 Mar 38, 1937 Coronation KGVI and QE souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, typed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme/20.2.1938'. Forwarded to Tharrawaddy, Lower Burma, bs 23/3, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Nathanya, Palestine, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Feb 20
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Nathanya, Palestine, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, England to Bombay, bs 1/3, 1 1/2d PSE, large black "Mails for India/Post When Ready in the Ordinary Letter Box" route map

GB External, 1938, Feb 20
F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, England to Bombay, bs 1/3, 1 1/2d PSE, large black "Mails for India/Post When Ready in the Ordinary Letter Box" route map

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Sarawak, bs Kuching 7/3, 1 1/2d PSE, green "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Feb 20
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Sarawak, bs Kuching 7/3, 1 1/2d PSE, green "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1938, Feb 20
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Feb 20
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1938, Feb 20
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Nathanya, Palestine, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1938, Feb 20
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Sarawak, bs Kuching 7/3, green "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Nathanya, Palestine, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Feb 20
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Nathanya, Palestine, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, first regular All-Air to Ceylon, England-Ceylon, 1/3 arrival ds on front, black/white "All Up" souvenir cover with 'Centurion' logo, correctly franked 1 1/2d, printed 'First All Up/Empire Air Mail Scheme/and First Regeular All-Air to Ceylon',

GB External, 1938, Feb 21
F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, first regular All-Air to Ceylon, England-Ceylon, 1/3 arrival ds on front, black/white "All Up" souvenir cover with 'Centurion' logo, correctly franked 1 1/2d, printed 'First All Up/Empire Air Mail Scheme/and First Regeular All-Air to Ceylon',

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, F/F London to Cairo, bs 26/2, attractive Philatelic Magazine cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "New 1 1/2d Flat Rate/Air Mail Service/Feb 22/1938'.

GB External, 1938, Feb 22
F/F Second Stage EAMS, F/F London to Cairo, bs 26/2, attractive Philatelic Magazine cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "New 1 1/2d Flat Rate/Air Mail Service/Feb 22/1938'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Singapore, correctly rated 1 1/2d, no airmail etiquette (not required), returned  F/F return service to London, 14 Mar 1938 arrival ds, correctly rated Straits Settlements 8c 'All Up' fee and canc Singapore/F 3 Mar 1938 cds, typed 'By First Flight/Empire Airmail/To Malaya', violet framed 'Posted under separate cover Christchurch'.

GB External, 1938, Feb 22
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Singapore, correctly rated 1 1/2d, no airmail etiquette (not required), returned F/F return service to London, 14 Mar 1938 arrival ds, correctly rated Straits Settlements 8c 'All Up' fee and canc Singapore/F 3 Mar 1938 cds, typed 'By First Flight/Empire Airmail/To Malaya', violet framed 'Posted under separate cover Christchurch'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Singapore, correctly rated 1 1/2d, no airmail etiquette (not required), typed conformation of arrival 3/3/38 verso.

GB External, 1938, Feb 22
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Singapore, correctly rated 1 1/2d, no airmail etiquette (not required), typed conformation of arrival 3/3/38 verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, England to Calcutta. bs 1/3,  plain cover franked 1 1/2d, 'Via Imperial Airways First "All Up" Mail'.

GB External, 1938, Feb 22
F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, England to Calcutta. bs 1/3, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, 'Via Imperial Airways First "All Up" Mail'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Cairo, bs 26/2, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, ms "By First Flight/Empire Airmail/To Egypt", Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Feb 22
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Cairo, bs 26/2, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, ms "By First Flight/Empire Airmail/To Egypt", Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Test letter carried on the F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Singapore, addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways, Siongapore, and verso a typed instruction "Please return to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways, London" and "Date received (ms) 2/3/38".

GB External, 1938, Feb 22
Test letter carried on the F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Singapore, addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways, Siongapore, and verso a typed instruction "Please return to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways, London" and "Date received (ms) 2/3/38".

Perceived Value

GB External, 1938, Feb 22
F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Alexandria, bs 26/2, addressed to the Town Clek, Alexandria, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Clouston and Ricketts record DH88 Comet flight, London to Australia, Sydney 19 MR 38 arrival ds on  front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London EC cds, also Australia 2d canc Sydney 19/3 to confirm date of arrival. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1938, Mar 15
Clouston and Ricketts record DH88 Comet flight, London to Australia, Sydney 19 MR 38 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London EC cds, also Australia 2d canc Sydney 19/3 to confirm date of arrival. A scarce item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Clouston and Ricketts record DH88 Comet flight, London-Australia-New Zealand-England, plain cover franked GB 1 1/2d canc London EC 15/3 cds, Australia 2d canc Sydney 19/3, New Zealand 1d canc 20/3 and Australia 1d canc 23/3, also London EC 26/3 cds confirming date of return. A scarce item in fine condition.

GB External, 1938, Mar 15
Clouston and Ricketts record DH88 Comet flight, London-Australia-New Zealand-England, plain cover franked GB 1 1/2d canc London EC 15/3 cds, Australia 2d canc Sydney 19/3, New Zealand 1d canc 20/3 and Australia 1d canc 23/3, also London EC 26/3 cds confirming date of return. A scarce item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Clouston and Ricketts record DH88 Comet flight, London to Australia, Sydney 19 MR 38 arrival ds on  front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London EC cds, also Australia 2d canc Sydney 19/3 to confirm date of arrival. Signed 'A E Clouston' and 'Victor Ricketts'. Fine and scarce as only twelve envelopes were signed .

GB External, 1938, Mar 15
Clouston and Ricketts record DH88 Comet flight, London to Australia, Sydney 19 MR 38 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London EC cds, also Australia 2d canc Sydney 19/3 to confirm date of arrival. Signed 'A E Clouston' and 'Victor Ricketts'. Fine and scarce as only twelve envelopes were signed .

Perceived Value

(GB External) First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on the USA-Bermuda service, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 6d, canc Newport cds, typed "1st Acceptance/USA-Bermuda/Airmail". Uncmmon.

GB External, 1938, Mar 17
First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on the USA-Bermuda service, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 6d, canc Newport cds, typed "1st Acceptance/USA-Bermuda/Airmail". Uncmmon.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on the USA-Bermuda service, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 6d, canc Newport cds, typed "1st Acceptance/USA-Bermuda/Airmail". Uncmmon.

GB External, 1938, Mar 17
First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on the USA-Bermuda service, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 6d, canc Newport cds, typed "1st Acceptance/USA-Bermuda/Airmail". Uncmmon.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1938, Apr 9
Imperial Airways, F/F new accelerated England-South Africa service, London to Durban, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Swindon cds, typed endorsement "First Accelerated Air Mail Service/to South Africa". Carried by flying boat 'Ceres'. Transit time reduced to four days. Picture (not photo) of F/F timetable included.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airway test letter from the Traffic Manager Imperial AW London to the Traffic Manager Imperial AW Karachi, carried on the first service on new accelerated England-India-Australia service, London to Karachi, bs 13/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First regular accelerated service, Summer 1938". IAW Flight IE643, see Wingent, p41.

GB External, 1938, Apr 10
Imperial Airway test letter from the Traffic Manager Imperial AW London to the Traffic Manager Imperial AW Karachi, carried on the first service on new accelerated England-India-Australia service, London to Karachi, bs 13/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First regular accelerated service, Summer 1938". IAW Flight IE643, see Wingent, p41.

Perceived Value

(GB External) England to Norway, bs 20/4, first airmail despatch without Air Fee, franked 2 1/2d, Imperial Airways, uncommon.

GB External, 1938, Apr 10
England to Norway, bs 20/4, first airmail despatch without Air Fee, franked 2 1/2d, Imperial Airways, uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/DLH, England to the Gambia, bs Bathurst 22/4, also very fine strike Elder Demster Lines Ltd/22 Apr 1938/Bathurst  clock receiver cachet on front, plain cover correctly rated 9d, canc Liverpool cdsa, red German "Europa-Sudamerika" cachet on front, carried all-air to Gambia via the Deutsche Lufthansa South Atlantic Airmail Service.

GB External, 1938, Apr 19
Imperial Airways/DLH, England to the Gambia, bs Bathurst 22/4, also very fine strike Elder Demster Lines Ltd/22 Apr 1938/Bathurst clock receiver cachet on front, plain cover correctly rated 9d, canc Liverpool cdsa, red German "Europa-Sudamerika" cachet on front, carried all-air to Gambia via the Deutsche Lufthansa South Atlantic Airmail Service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Great Britain to Gambia carried on the German trans Atlantic service, flight L 239, airmail etiquette cover franked 9d to pay the 1/2oz rate, canc London FS 27/7 cds, red circular " Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sud Amerika" cachet. Minor top edge damage..

GB External, 1938, Apr 27
Great Britain to Gambia carried on the German trans Atlantic service, flight L 239, airmail etiquette cover franked 9d to pay the 1/2oz rate, canc London FS 27/7 cds, red circular " Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sud Amerika" cachet. Minor top edge damage..

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the new Baghdad to Tehran service, bs's Baghdad and Tehran, IAW to Baghdad, then Iranian State Airlines to Persia.

GB External, 1938, May 5
First acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the new Baghdad to Tehran service, bs's Baghdad and Tehran, IAW to Baghdad, then Iranian State Airlines to Persia.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1938, May 7
Imperial Airways/Iranian State Airlines, first acceptance of GB mail for carriage on the new Baghdad to Tehran service, bs's Baghdad 10/5, and Tehran, 16/5, Imperial Airways to Baghdad, then Iranian State Airlines to Persia.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways/ISAL, interbank airmail London to Tehran, bs 31/5, via Baghdad 26/5, Midland Bank cover franked GV 3d and 6d 'MB' (Midland Bank) perfins, canc Londond FS cds. Carried by Imperial Airways to Baghdad, then by the Iranian State Air Line on the new Wednesday air service from Baghdad to Tehran, via Kermanshah which opened on 5/5/1938. The new transmission time from Baghdad to Tehran was 4 days, thus gaining up to 8 days compared with the earlier surface transmission. See Proud, p327. Interesting item.

GB External, 1938, May 21
Imperial Airways/ISAL, interbank airmail London to Tehran, bs 31/5, via Baghdad 26/5, Midland Bank cover franked GV 3d and 6d 'MB' (Midland Bank) perfins, canc Londond FS cds. Carried by Imperial Airways to Baghdad, then by the Iranian State Air Line on the new Wednesday air service from Baghdad to Tehran, via Kermanshah which opened on 5/5/1938. The new transmission time from Baghdad to Tehran was 4 days, thus gaining up to 8 days compared with the earlier surface transmission. See Proud, p327. Interesting item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Rio de Janero, bs 16/4, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 3/6d (1/- x3 + 6d), canc London cds, fine strike 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europe-Sud Amerika hs, Day and date of arrival confirms DLH seaplane service # L339, plane 'Zyklon'. Image.

GB External, 1938, May 27
London to Rio de Janero, bs 16/4, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 3/6d (1/- x3 + 6d), canc London cds, fine strike 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europe-Sud Amerika hs, Day and date of arrival confirms DLH seaplane service # L339, plane 'Zyklon'. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance all-air to Sierra Leone via German service to Gambia and Imperial Airways from Bathurst to Freetown, bs 9/7, plain cover franked 1/2d, red typed "First Air mail/GB-Sierra Leone".  A Phillips, Newport, authentication hs verso.

GB External, 1938, Jul 6
First acceptance all-air to Sierra Leone via German service to Gambia and Imperial Airways from Bathurst to Freetown, bs 9/7, plain cover franked 1/2d, red typed "First Air mail/GB-Sierra Leone". A Phillips, Newport, authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Test letter for the first DLH/Elders Colonial Airways all-air service from GB to Sierra Leone, bs Freetown 8/7. Carried by the German service to Bathurst, Gambia, then by Elders Colonial Airways to Freetown, Plain cover franked 1/- rate, addressed to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd, c/o Elders Colonial Airways, Freetown, Sierra Leone, typed "First acceptance/for Bathurst-Freetown service", verso "KIndly return to Traffic Manager/Imperial Airways Ltd/London.

GB External, 1938, Jul 6
Test letter for the first DLH/Elders Colonial Airways all-air service from GB to Sierra Leone, bs Freetown 8/7. Carried by the German service to Bathurst, Gambia, then by Elders Colonial Airways to Freetown, Plain cover franked 1/- rate, addressed to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd, c/o Elders Colonial Airways, Freetown, Sierra Leone, typed "First acceptance/for Bathurst-Freetown service", verso "KIndly return to Traffic Manager/Imperial Airways Ltd/London.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First Imperial Airways Transatlantic Cargo Flight, experimental flight of the composite component 'Mercury', to USA and Canada, Daily Herald (Montreal) signed confirmation of arrival dated July 21, 1938. Also blue/dark blue Imperial Airways newspaper wrapper label. Both are affixed to the same card. Only official greeting and newspapers were flown. A truly scarce and significant item.

GB External, 1938, Jul 20
First Imperial Airways Transatlantic Cargo Flight, experimental flight of the composite component 'Mercury', to USA and Canada, Daily Herald (Montreal) signed confirmation of arrival dated July 21, 1938. Also blue/dark blue Imperial Airways newspaper wrapper label. Both are affixed to the same card. Only official greeting and newspapers were flown. A truly scarce and significant item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Samoa, bs 30/8, also 30/8 arrival confirmation ds on  front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight to Samoa/At 1 1/2d All Up Air Rate", Imperial Airways. Scarce item.

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Samoa, bs 30/8, also 30/8 arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight to Samoa/At 1 1/2d All Up Air Rate", Imperial Airways. Scarce item.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Australia, London to Victoria, plain cover rated 1 1/2d, no b/s,  red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways. Carried by flying boat 'Capella'.

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Australia, London to Victoria, plain cover rated 1 1/2d, no b/s, red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways. Carried by flying boat 'Capella'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Australia, London to Victoria, violet 3 lined flight cachet, rated 1 1/2d, no b/s Imperial Airways. Carried by flying boat 'Capella', shown in B&W illustration, 13x11cm, which accompanies.

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Australia, London to Victoria, violet 3 lined flight cachet, rated 1 1/2d, no b/s Imperial Airways. Carried by flying boat 'Capella', shown in B&W illustration, 13x11cm, which accompanies.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, Nukualofa 29/8 arrival ds on front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official black map cachet "Empire Air Mail Scheme/Stage 4/1 1/2d Half Ounce".

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, Nukualofa 29/8 arrival ds on front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official black map cachet "Empire Air Mail Scheme/Stage 4/1 1/2d Half Ounce".

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS, Newport (UK) to Auckland, red boxed cachet, rated 1 1/2d, no b/s, plain cover, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
F/F Third Stage EAMS, Newport (UK) to Auckland, red boxed cachet, rated 1 1/2d, no b/s, plain cover, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) Round the World in 3 flights, each at the 'All Up air rate, England-New Zealand-Newfoundland-England, cover carried England-New Zealand on F/F Stage 3 EAMS franked GB 1 1/2d, canc Dagenham 23/8/38, then franked NZ 1 1/2d, canc Dunedin 16/8/38  to Newfoundland, then franked Newfoundland 5c canc Botwood 15/10/38 and back to England. A must for the Empire Air Mail Scheme collector.

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
Round the World in 3 flights, each at the 'All Up air rate, England-New Zealand-Newfoundland-England, cover carried England-New Zealand on F/F Stage 3 EAMS franked GB 1 1/2d, canc Dagenham 23/8/38, then franked NZ 1 1/2d, canc Dunedin 16/8/38 to Newfoundland, then franked Newfoundland 5c canc Botwood 15/10/38 and back to England. A must for the Empire Air Mail Scheme collector.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Gilbert and Ellis Islands, bs 10/10, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Gilbert and Ellis Islands, bs 10/10, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, black boxed 'Empire Air mail Scheme/Stage 3/ 1 1/2d Half Ounce' cachet, rated 1 1/2d.

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, black boxed 'Empire Air mail Scheme/Stage 3/ 1 1/2d Half Ounce' cachet, rated 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Fanning Island, arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways. Fanning Island was a cable station in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a European population, in 1938, of 37, plus 400 Gilbert Islanders. It was part of the Gilbert and Ellice Colony of Islands.

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Fanning Island, arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways. Fanning Island was a cable station in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a European population, in 1938, of 37, plus 400 Gilbert Islanders. It was part of the Gilbert and Ellice Colony of Islands.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, Nukualofa 29/8 arrival ds on front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official black map cachet "Empire Air Mail Scheme/Stage 4/1 1/2d Half Ounce".

GB External, 1938, Jul 23
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, Nukualofa 29/8 arrival ds on front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official black map cachet "Empire Air Mail Scheme/Stage 4/1 1/2d Half Ounce".

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Papua, NG, Port Moresby 10/8 arrival cds's front and verso, via Townsville, Australia 5/8, typed endorsement "First despatch of/unsurcharged Australian/airmail July 24th 1938", franked 1 1/2d, Imperial Airways, large black 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet verso. Also bears 2x1d Papua stamps for the return.

GB External, 1938, Jul 24
F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Papua, NG, Port Moresby 10/8 arrival cds's front and verso, via Townsville, Australia 5/8, typed endorsement "First despatch of/unsurcharged Australian/airmail July 24th 1938", franked 1 1/2d, Imperial Airways, large black 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet verso. Also bears 2x1d Papua stamps for the return.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, no arrival ds, violet framed 'Return to Sender' ha, Rarotonga 19 SP and 14 Oct 38 return postmarks, Wellington, NZ 1.NO.38 Dead Letter Office cds, and London 24 NO 1938 return postmark, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Day Cover/Empire ir Mail England-Australia/No Air Postage Payable". Intersting.

GB External, 1938, Jul 24
Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, no arrival ds, violet framed 'Return to Sender' ha, Rarotonga 19 SP and 14 Oct 38 return postmarks, Wellington, NZ 1.NO.38 Dead Letter Office cds, and London 24 NO 1938 return postmark, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Day Cover/Empire ir Mail England-Australia/No Air Postage Payable". Intersting.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to New Hebrides, 23/9 arrival confirmation ds on  front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Day Cover/Empire Air Mail England-Australia/No Air Postage Payable", Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 24
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to New Hebrides, 23/9 arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Day Cover/Empire Air Mail England-Australia/No Air Postage Payable", Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Solomon Islands, 3/9 Dead Letter Office arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Day Cover/Empire Air Mail England-Australia/No Air Postage Payable", Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 24
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Solomon Islands, 3/9 Dead Letter Office arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Day Cover/Empire Air Mail England-Australia/No Air Postage Payable", Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, bs Nukualofa 29/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Despatch of Unsurcharged/Airmail to Australia", also bears 2 1/2d Tonga stamp canc Nukualofa 22 Sep on front, and J Stephens, Liverpoool receiver dated 28 Oct 1938.

GB External, 1938, Jul 24
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, bs Nukualofa 29/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Despatch of Unsurcharged/Airmail to Australia", also bears 2 1/2d Tonga stamp canc Nukualofa 22 Sep on front, and J Stephens, Liverpoool receiver dated 28 Oct 1938.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Sydney, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Sydney, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Sydney, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachets front, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Sydney, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachets front, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Zealand, Carterton 18/8 arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d, canc Newport cds,

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Zealand, Carterton 18/8 arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d, canc Newport cds,

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Fanning Island, returned to sender 21/11 on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways. Fanning Island was a cable station in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a European population, in 1938, of 37, plus 400 Gilbert Islanders. It was part of the Gilbert and Ellice Colony of Islands.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Fanning Island, returned to sender 21/11 on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways. Fanning Island was a cable station in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a European population, in 1938, of 37, plus 400 Gilbert Islanders. It was part of the Gilbert and Ellice Colony of Islands.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Nauru, bs 25/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate".

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Nauru, bs 25/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate".

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate".

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate".

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to New Guinea, bs Raboul 11/8, via Townsville, Queensland 8/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to New Guinea, bs Raboul 11/8, via Townsville, Queensland 8/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to New Hebrides, 23/9 arrival confirmation ds on  front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to New Hebrides, 23/9 arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Nauru, 25/8 arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Nauru, 25/8 arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Sydney, 9/8 arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachets front and verso, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Cook Islands and return, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large purple/black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, also franked NZ 2d stamps opt Cook Islands, canc Raratonga 19/9 cds, verso return 'Guaranteed Genuine/Delivered/ 11 Nov 1938/Liverpool/J. Stephen' authentication hs, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Cook Islands and return, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large purple/black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, also franked NZ 2d stamps opt Cook Islands, canc Raratonga 19/9 cds, verso return 'Guaranteed Genuine/Delivered/ 11 Nov 1938/Liverpool/J. Stephen' authentication hs, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, Rabaul 11/8 arrival ds front and verso, via Townsville,  5/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, Rabaul 11/8 arrival ds front and verso, via Townsville, 5/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d All Up Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Solomon Islands, bs 3/9 arrival confirmation ds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Solomon Islands, bs 3/9 arrival confirmation ds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Papua, bs 10/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Papua, bs 10/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Fiji, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Bournemouth cds, no cachet..

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Fiji, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Bournemouth cds, no cachet..

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Samoa, Apia 30/8 arrival cdss' front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large purple framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Samoa, Apia 30/8 arrival cdss' front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large purple framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Nauru, bs 25/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to Nauru at 1 1/2d rate'.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Nauru, bs 25/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to Nauru at 1 1/2d rate'.

Perceived Value

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Papua, NG, Port Moresby, bs 10/8, via Townsville, 8/8, typed endorsement "First Flight/to/Papua/at/1 1/2d rate, franked 1 1/2d.

GB External, 1938, Jul 27
F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Papua, NG, Port Moresby, bs 10/8, via Townsville, 8/8, typed endorsement "First Flight/to/Papua/at/1 1/2d rate, franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1938, Jul 29
De Havilland Aircraft Co, Hatfield Aerodrome airmail cover to Uruguay, bs Montevideo 3/8, 'De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd/Hatfield Aerodrome/Herts., England' printed blue/grey company cover, red Hatfield 4/- dated machine cancel. Correctly rated 4/- for 'All Air' carriage by the Air France or DLH South Atlantic air service.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Five view colour letter card showing views of New Brighton franked 1 1/2d, canc Wallasey cds, red 'Postage due paid 3d' and 3d NZ postage due stamp with black framed PO reminder verso. The letter was double weight but only pre-paid for 1/2oz, and charged 3d Postage Due in Auckland. Slight non invasive top edge damage.

GB External, 1938, Aug 8
Five view colour letter card showing views of New Brighton franked 1 1/2d, canc Wallasey cds, red 'Postage due paid 3d' and 3d NZ postage due stamp with black framed PO reminder verso. The letter was double weight but only pre-paid for 1/2oz, and charged 3d Postage Due in Auckland. Slight non invasive top edge damage.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Extension of EAMS, London  to Hong Kong, no arrival ds, plain cover franked GB 1 1/2d canc Newport cds, 60% strike green framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

GB External, 1938, Sep 1
Extension of EAMS, London to Hong Kong, no arrival ds, plain cover franked GB 1 1/2d canc Newport cds, 60% strike green framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the inauguration of the Empire Air Mail Programme, England to Hong Kong, addressed to The China Mail, Hong Kong, no arrival ds, red 1 1/2d metre cancel, Imperial AW. An uncommon item, illustrated Crewe, p37.

GB External, 1938, Sep 2
Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the inauguration of the Empire Air Mail Programme, England to Hong Kong, addressed to The China Mail, Hong Kong, no arrival ds, red 1 1/2d metre cancel, Imperial AW. An uncommon item, illustrated Crewe, p37.

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Uruguay, bs Montevideo 28/10, 'Marine' Insurance company cover, 10x20cm, correctly rated 4/- (2/6d sea horse, 1/- and 6d, for 'All Air' carriage by DLH South Atlantic air service, fine strike red circular 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' hs. Image.

GB External, 1938, Oct 23
London to Uruguay, bs Montevideo 28/10, 'Marine' Insurance company cover, 10x20cm, correctly rated 4/- (2/6d sea horse, 1/- and 6d, for 'All Air' carriage by DLH South Atlantic air service, fine strike red circular 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' hs. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10,  via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways

GB External, 1938, Oct 27
First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, operated via Stuttgart and German service to Lisbon, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d.

GB External, 1938, Oct 27
First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, operated via Stuttgart and German service to Lisbon, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, franked 4d, via Stuttgart and German service, Imperial Airways

GB External, 1938, Oct 27
First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, franked 4d, via Stuttgart and German service, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(GB External) London to Buenos Aires, bs 11/12, 'Leyland' airmail corner cover, correctly rated 4/- with mixed franking KGV 9d x5 + KGVI 3d, red circular German 'Europa-Sud Amerika' flight cachet on front.

GB External, 1938, Dec 6
London to Buenos Aires, bs 11/12, 'Leyland' airmail corner cover, correctly rated 4/- with mixed franking KGV 9d x5 + KGVI 3d, red circular German 'Europa-Sud Amerika' flight cachet on front.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Blue/white envelope, franked but not cancelled, issued by British Airways for the first "All Up" service from London to Lisbon.general Franco refused permission to fly over Spain and the service was cancelled, but the envelopes were sold at 2/6d each. They are the only aerophilatelic souvenir of Britain's late attempt to initiate a South Atlantic air mail route.

GB External, 1939, Jan 2
Blue/white envelope, franked but not cancelled, issued by British Airways for the first "All Up" service from London to Lisbon.general Franco refused permission to fly over Spain and the service was cancelled, but the envelopes were sold at 2/6d each. They are the only aerophilatelic souvenir of Britain's late attempt to initiate a South Atlantic air mail route.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Great Britain acceptance for German flight L417 to Buenos Aires, January 17 'I NTAVA' arrival ds on front, airmail cover addressed to International Aviation Associates, 15x22cm, franked £2  8/- (5/- seahorse x2, 2/6 seahorse x4, one with a blunt corner perf, GV 1/- x8) canc London SW1 parcel cds, nice strike red German 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' hs, blue 'Air Mail' block hs .Also an interrupted flight - weather forced return to Frankfurt causing a one day delay. Carried by 'Nordwind'. See Graue and Duggan, p181.

GB External, 1939, Jan 11
Great Britain acceptance for German flight L417 to Buenos Aires, January 17 'I NTAVA' arrival ds on front, airmail cover addressed to International Aviation Associates, 15x22cm, franked £2 8/- (5/- seahorse x2, 2/6 seahorse x4, one with a blunt corner perf, GV 1/- x8) canc London SW1 parcel cds, nice strike red German 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika' hs, blue 'Air Mail' block hs .Also an interrupted flight - weather forced return to Frankfurt causing a one day delay. Carried by 'Nordwind'. See Graue and Duggan, p181.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.

GB External, 1939, Jan 13
Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First All Up mail to Iraq, London to Iraq, bs Baghdad, bs 24/5, Test Letter addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd,  violet "Return to Imperial Airways/ Airway Terminus/Victoria, London", franked 1 1/2d, Imperial Airways. Iraq was not originally included in Stage 2 EAMS but reduced rates were put into effect on May 12, 1939.

GB External, 1939, May 20
First All Up mail to Iraq, London to Iraq, bs Baghdad, bs 24/5, Test Letter addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways Ltd, violet "Return to Imperial Airways/ Airway Terminus/Victoria, London", franked 1 1/2d, Imperial Airways. Iraq was not originally included in Stage 2 EAMS but reduced rates were put into effect on May 12, 1939.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First All Up mail London to Kuwait, bs 29/5, via Basra 24/5, rated 1 1/2d, carried down to London  on board the famous 'Down Special' TPO, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc three fine strikes 'Down Special/TPO/21 My 39' cds, Imperial Airways. Nice item

GB External, 1939, May 20
First All Up mail London to Kuwait, bs 29/5, via Basra 24/5, rated 1 1/2d, carried down to London on board the famous 'Down Special' TPO, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc three fine strikes 'Down Special/TPO/21 My 39' cds, Imperial Airways. Nice item

Perceived Value

GB External, 1939, May 20
First All Up mail to Kuwait, bs 29/5, via Basra 27/5, rated 1 1/2d, typed endorsement "1st Air Mail/No Air Fee", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First All Up mail to Kuwait, bs 29/5, via Basra 27/5, rated 1 1/2d, typed endorsement "1st Air Mail/No Air Fee", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1939, May 20
First All Up mail to Kuwait, bs 29/5, via Basra 27/5, rated 1 1/2d, typed endorsement "1st Air Mail/No Air Fee", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

GB External, 1939, May 21
First All Up mail to Iraq, London to Hinaidi, Baghdad, bs 27/5, rated 1 1/2d, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed endorsement "1st Air Mail/NO AIR FEE", Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First All Up mail to Iraq, London to Basra, bs 24/5, rated 1 1/2d, Typed endorsement "1st ir Mail/No Air Fee", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

GB External, 1939, May 21
First All Up mail to Iraq, London to Basra, bs 24/5, rated 1 1/2d, Typed endorsement "1st ir Mail/No Air Fee", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Pan Am F/F London-New York, attractive Westminster Stamp Co souvenir cover franked GB 1/3d.

GB External, 1939, May 30
Pan Am F/F London-New York, attractive Westminster Stamp Co souvenir cover franked GB 1/3d.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Pan Am F/F's (2) from UK to North America, to New York, black cachet, and to Winnipeg, Canada, red cachet. Nicely presented as a one page exhibit with text. Image.

GB External, 1939, May 30
Pan Am F/F's (2) from UK to North America, to New York, black cachet, and to Winnipeg, Canada, red cachet. Nicely presented as a one page exhibit with text. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB External) Pan Am first GB acceptance for F/F Pan Am Southern Route Trans Atlantic Service to New York from England, Southampton to New York, no arrival ds, attractive uncommon blue/cream "W.S.C. (?Westminster Stamp Club) "First East to West Regular Transatlantic Air Mail Service 1939" cover franked 1/3d, violet double framed "North Atlantic/Air Service"  cachet.

GB External, 1939, May 30
Pan Am first GB acceptance for F/F Pan Am Southern Route Trans Atlantic Service to New York from England, Southampton to New York, no arrival ds, attractive uncommon blue/cream "W.S.C. (?Westminster Stamp Club) "First East to West Regular Transatlantic Air Mail Service 1939" cover franked 1/3d, violet double framed "North Atlantic/Air Service" cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First GB acceptance for New York, no arrival ds, carried on F/F Pan Am Southern route North Atlantic Service to New York, printed "North Atlantic/Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways" souvenir cover, franked 1/3d cancelled Newport cds, black hexagonal boxed "Trans-Atlantic/Air Mail/Fist/Acceptance/31 May 1939" cachet, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1939, May 30
First GB acceptance for New York, no arrival ds, carried on F/F Pan Am Southern route North Atlantic Service to New York, printed "North Atlantic/Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways" souvenir cover, franked 1/3d cancelled Newport cds, black hexagonal boxed "Trans-Atlantic/Air Mail/Fist/Acceptance/31 May 1939" cachet, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First GB acceptance for Canada, bs Winnipeg 4/6, carried on F/F Pan Am Southern route North Atlantic Service to New York, printed "North Atlantic/Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways" souvenir cover, franked 1/3d cancelled Newport cds, red hexagonal boxed "Trans-Atlantic/Air Mail/Fist/Acceptance/31 May 1939" cachet, airmail etiquette.

GB External, 1939, May 30
First GB acceptance for Canada, bs Winnipeg 4/6, carried on F/F Pan Am Southern route North Atlantic Service to New York, printed "North Atlantic/Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways" souvenir cover, franked 1/3d cancelled Newport cds, red hexagonal boxed "Trans-Atlantic/Air Mail/Fist/Acceptance/31 May 1939" cachet, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First GB acceptance for Nova Scotia, bs KIngston NS 6/6, carried on F/F Pan Am Southern route North Atlantic Service to New York, plain airmail etiquette cover, franked 1/3d cancelled London FS cds. Uncommon destination.

GB External, 1939, May 30
First GB acceptance for Nova Scotia, bs KIngston NS 6/6, carried on F/F Pan Am Southern route North Atlantic Service to New York, plain airmail etiquette cover, franked 1/3d cancelled London FS cds. Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(GB External) First GB acceptance for Horta, bs 2/6, carried on F/F Pan Am North Atlantic Service to New York, franked 6d cancelled Newport cds, red hexagonal boxed "Trans-Atlantic/Air Mail/Fist/Acceptance/31 May 1939" cachet (see Bergier p167), printed "North Atlantic/Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways" souvenir cover, Pan Am.

GB External, 1939, May 30
First GB acceptance for Horta, bs 2/6, carried on F/F Pan Am North Atlantic Service to New York, franked 6d cancelled Newport cds, red hexagonal boxed "Trans-Atlantic/Air Mail/Fist/Acceptance/31 May 1939"