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GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Worcester, posted from London, full and clear postmark, die number 1 cancel.

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GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to London, posted from London, full and clear postmark, die number 3 cancel, very fine.

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GB Internal, 1911, Sep 09
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown Wrights Coal Tar Soap trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Newton Abbot, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 1. Very fine.

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GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown J.& J. Colman Ltd trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to London, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 5. Very fine.

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GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, unused red brown London to Windsor emergency envelope, as sold already franked with 1d stamp. Two smudges on left hand edge of design which occurred during printing, otherwise fine.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, scarlet London to Windsor envelope, flown London-Windsor, addressed to London W1, a particularly fine strike die 6 London postmark.  Also the scarlet printed insert which contained postal instructions

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, scarlet London to Windsor envelope, flown London-Windsor, addressed to London W1, a particularly fine strike die 6 London postmark. Also the scarlet printed insert which contained postal instructions

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card,  addressed to Warwickshire, die 4 Windsor postmark. Minor corner bend.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card, addressed to Warwickshire, die 4 Windsor postmark. Minor corner bend.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Vancouver, Canada, fine strike die 2 London postmark. Several edge nibbles.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Vancouver, Canada, fine strike die 2 London postmark. Several edge nibbles.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, die 3 London postmark.flown London-Windsor, addressed to Upper Norwood,

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, die 3 London postmark.flown London-Windsor, addressed to Upper Norwood,

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card addressed to Norwood, posted from London, die number 3 cancel.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card addressed to Norwood, posted from London, die number 3 cancel.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card, die number 4 London cancel, addressed to Germany, posted from London, franked 1d to include charge for overseas destination.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card, die number 4 London cancel, addressed to Germany, posted from London, franked 1d to include charge for overseas destination.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to London, posted from London, die number 4 cancel.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to London, posted from London, die number 4 cancel.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, bright green flap embossed London to Windsor envelope, flown London-Windsor, addressed to Upper Norwood, London postmark.  Also enclosed is the original double sheet of notepaper with a message from the sender.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, bright green flap embossed London to Windsor envelope, flown London-Windsor, addressed to Upper Norwood, London postmark. Also enclosed is the original double sheet of notepaper with a message from the sender.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown Remington Typewriter Company trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Newton Abbot, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 1. Very fine.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 09
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown Remington Typewriter Company trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Newton Abbot, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 1. Very fine.

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(GB Internal) London to Windsor First Aerial Post, red-brown postcard to New Zealand franked Edward VII ½d (pre-usage fault) and KGV ½d tied by Die 3 handstamps, on reverse Auckland Delivery arrival cds of October 22, a few corner scuffs as to be expected otherwise fine and a rare destination.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
London to Windsor First Aerial Post, red-brown postcard to New Zealand franked Edward VII ½d (pre-usage fault) and KGV ½d tied by Die 3 handstamps, on reverse Auckland Delivery arrival cds of October 22, a few corner scuffs as to be expected otherwise fine and a rare destination.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown J.& J. Colman Ltd trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Hendon, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 5. Fine. Image.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown J.& J. Colman Ltd trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Hendon, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 5. Fine. Image.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, unused red brown London to Windsor emergency envelope, as sold already franked with 1d stamp. Three minor tone spots, otherwise fine. See image.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, unused red brown London to Windsor emergency envelope, as sold already franked with 1d stamp. Three minor tone spots, otherwise fine. See image.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, Financial Outlook trade advertisement olive-green London to Windsor card, public mail, die number 1 London cancel, addressed to Birmingham. Very fine.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, Financial Outlook trade advertisement olive-green London to Windsor card, public mail, die number 1 London cancel, addressed to Birmingham. Very fine.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Clacton, posted from London, die number 5 cancel.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Clacton, posted from London, die number 5 cancel.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Bristol, posted from London..

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Bristol, posted from London..

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, scarce dark brown 'OXO' trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Marlborough, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 2. Fine. Image.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, scarce dark brown 'OXO' trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Marlborough, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 2. Fine. Image.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown scarce 'Wrights Coal Tar Soap' trade advertisement,  London to Windsor card, addressee details have faded, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, die number unclear.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 9
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown scarce 'Wrights Coal Tar Soap' trade advertisement, London to Windsor card, addressee details have faded, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, die number unclear.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Southport,  die 2 London postmark.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 12
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Southport, die 2 London postmark.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Acton,  correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, die number 1 cancel, very fine. Image.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 13
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Acton, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, die number 1 cancel, very fine. Image.

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GB Internal, 1911, Sep 13
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card addressed to Uppingham, posted from Windsor, die number 3 cancel.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, scarlet London to Windsor monogrammed flap envelope, addressed to Upper Norwood, cancelled London Sept  9th die 1 cancel. Also enclosed is the standard original double sheet of notepaper from the sender. Only this standard enclosure was permitted and it is now scarcer than most of the cards or covers.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 15
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, scarlet London to Windsor monogrammed flap envelope, addressed to Upper Norwood, cancelled London Sept 9th die 1 cancel. Also enclosed is the standard original double sheet of notepaper from the sender. Only this standard enclosure was permitted and it is now scarcer than most of the cards or covers.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card, die number 3 London cancel, addressed to Scotland, posted from London, franked 1/2d..

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 15
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green London to Windsor card, die number 3 London cancel, addressed to Scotland, posted from London, franked 1/2d..

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green Windsor to London card, addressed to West Ham, posted from Windsor, die number 2 cancel.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 16
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green Windsor to London card, addressed to West Ham, posted from Windsor, die number 2 cancel.

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(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green Windsor to London card, addressed to Kendall, Westmorland, posted from Windsor, die number 2 cancel.

GB Internal, 1911, Sep 16
Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, olive green Windsor to London card, addressed to Kendall, Westmorland, posted from Windsor, die number 2 cancel.

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(GB Internal) "Daily Mail" Waterplane Tour, official pictorial card with violet framed "Carried by Daly Mail Waterplane/Promoted by The Graham White Aviation Co Ltd", franked 1/2d postmarked Portsmouth/2.15pm/Aug 6. The cachet is complete but pale, and 90% legible.

GB Internal, 1912, Aug 6
"Daily Mail" Waterplane Tour, official pictorial card with violet framed "Carried by Daly Mail Waterplane/Promoted by The Graham White Aviation Co Ltd", franked 1/2d postmarked Portsmouth/2.15pm/Aug 6. The cachet is complete but pale, and 90% legible.

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(GB Internal) The Gamma Airship on flight, sepia PPC, used postmarked Pewsy cds. Minor corner crease - see scan.

GB Internal, 1914, Aug 24
The Gamma Airship on flight, sepia PPC, used postmarked Pewsy cds. Minor corner crease - see scan.

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(GB Internal) Stamp Collecting Aerial souvenir card (facsimile of Mulready envelope) flown by Hugh Vallency from Marquise to Lympne, verso APO S.20 (France) dispatch cds and violet '7029' censor cachet. Scarce, Newall 18.07.

GB Internal, 1918, Dec 10
Stamp Collecting Aerial souvenir card (facsimile of Mulready envelope) flown by Hugh Vallency from Marquise to Lympne, verso APO S.20 (France) dispatch cds and violet '7029' censor cachet. Scarce, Newall 18.07.

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(GB Internal) Scarce Railway Strike Mail, London to Glasgow, and on to Isle of Arran, no arrival ds, plain cover correctly rated 2/1 1/2d (inc air fee of 2/-), canc 'Western District Office/2 Oct/19', ms "Aerial Post/To Glasgow".

GB Internal, 1919, Oct 2
Scarce Railway Strike Mail, London to Glasgow, and on to Isle of Arran, no arrival ds, plain cover correctly rated 2/1 1/2d (inc air fee of 2/-), canc 'Western District Office/2 Oct/19', ms "Aerial Post/To Glasgow".

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(GB Internal) National Railway Strike Emergency Air Mail Service, scarce cover flown Manchester to London, no arrival ds, plain cover correctly rated 2/1 1/2d (inc air fee of 2/-), canc 'Manchester Telegraphs Western District Office/2 Oct/19', ms "By Aeroplane Post", black oval framed 'EXPRESS'.

GB Internal, 1919, Oct 5
National Railway Strike Emergency Air Mail Service, scarce cover flown Manchester to London, no arrival ds, plain cover correctly rated 2/1 1/2d (inc air fee of 2/-), canc 'Manchester Telegraphs Western District Office/2 Oct/19', ms "By Aeroplane Post", black oval framed 'EXPRESS'.

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(GB Internal) Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds. As ilustrated in Short, p 107.

GB Internal, 1923, Oct 13
Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds. As ilustrated in Short, p 107.

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(GB Internal) Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds.

GB Internal, 1923, Oct 13
Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds.

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(GB Internal) Emergency mail during the Great General Strike, 6 May 26 sent by his mother from Putney to Mr Robson Lowe at the Hotel Richmond in Paris, bs Paris Distribution 7.5.26, plain cover franked 4 1/2d with a blue 'By Air Mail' label applied, flown during the General Strike, reputably by a French pilot who was paid 2/6 in cash for each letter. The cover is mounted on Robson Lowe's own album page with the explanatory text written in his hand (see scan). This cover is illustrated and described in "British External Airmails until 1934" by Alex Newall, pp75,75, who has given it a scarcity value of 'RRR', ie 5 or less examples known.

GB Internal, 1926, May 6
Emergency mail during the Great General Strike, 6 May 26 sent by his mother from Putney to Mr Robson Lowe at the Hotel Richmond in Paris, bs Paris Distribution 7.5.26, plain cover franked 4 1/2d with a blue 'By Air Mail' label applied, flown during the General Strike, reputably by a French pilot who was paid 2/6 in cash for each letter. The cover is mounted on Robson Lowe's own album page with the explanatory text written in his hand (see scan). This cover is illustrated and described in "British External Airmails until 1934" by Alex Newall, pp75,75, who has given it a scarcity value of 'RRR', ie 5 or less examples known.

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(GB Internal) Experimental Flying Boat airmail service, Liverpool to Belfast, bs 27/9,buff airmail etiquette cover,  franked 2 1/2d, red framed 'map' flight cachet, violet 'By Flying boat' flight cachet.purple 4 lined "Liverpool Civic Week/September 24-29 1928/Experimental Airmail/To Belfast" flight cachet. Francis Field authenticaton hs verso.

GB Internal, 1928, Sep 27
Experimental Flying Boat airmail service, Liverpool to Belfast, bs 27/9,buff airmail etiquette cover, franked 2 1/2d, red framed 'map' flight cachet, violet 'By Flying boat' flight cachet.purple 4 lined "Liverpool Civic Week/September 24-29 1928/Experimental Airmail/To Belfast" flight cachet. Francis Field authenticaton hs verso.

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GB Internal, 1928, Sep 29
Experimental Flying Boat airmail service, Liverpool to Belfast, bs 29/9, printed blue/buff souvenir cover with picture of flying boat, franked 2 1/2d, purple 4 lined "Liverpool Civic Week/September 24-29 1928/Experimental Airmail/To Belfast" flight cachet.

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(GB Internal) Last mail from St. Kilda, the remotest part of the British Isles, the last airmail from Scotland's Outer Hebrides. On 29 August 1930, the island was evacuated and the remaining 36 inhabitants removed to the Scottish mainland at their own request. Imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, canc 'St. Kilda/27 AU 30' cds, part flown from London to Konstanz, Germany, fine strike red framed “Mit Luftpost befordert /Postamt Konstanz" Bremerhaven” arrival confirmation hs, also Koln/30.8.30 transit cds cancelling airmail etiquette, and red framed “Mit Luftpost befordert /Postamt Koln Flughafen" transit confirmation hs.

GB Internal, 1930, Aug 27
Last mail from St. Kilda, the remotest part of the British Isles, the last airmail from Scotland's Outer Hebrides. On 29 August 1930, the island was evacuated and the remaining 36 inhabitants removed to the Scottish mainland at their own request. Imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, canc 'St. Kilda/27 AU 30' cds, part flown from London to Konstanz, Germany, fine strike red framed “Mit Luftpost befordert /Postamt Konstanz" Bremerhaven” arrival confirmation hs, also Koln/30.8.30 transit cds cancelling airmail etiquette, and red framed “Mit Luftpost befordert /Postamt Koln Flughafen" transit confirmation hs.

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(GB Internal) War Loan Conversion Notice Flight, Bank of Ireland cover with 1 1/2d postage paid postmarked dated 2 July and cachet "Special Air".

GB Internal, 1932, Jul 2
War Loan Conversion Notice Flight, Bank of Ireland cover with 1 1/2d postage paid postmarked dated 2 July and cachet "Special Air".

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(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only.

GB Internal, 1933, Apr 12
Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) GWR Unofficial Airmail, Plymouth to Cardiff, purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933", Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933 cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money". Redgrove 's type A7, see p11, Great Western Air Service.

GB Internal, 1933, Apr 12
GWR Unofficial Airmail, Plymouth to Cardiff, purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933", Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933 cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money". Redgrove 's type A7, see p11, Great Western Air Service.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only.

GB Internal, 1933, Apr 12
Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only.

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GB Internal, 1933, Apr 12
Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only.

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GB Internal, 1933, Apr 12
GWR Unofficial Airmail, Newport to Teignmouth, black/green prepaid newspaper parcel stamp cancelled purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/Newport High Street/12 April 1933", plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Teignmouth 10.30am/12 Apr/1933 machine cancel . Redgrave's type A2, see p10, Great Western Air Service.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only. No green stamps were available at Plymouth, so the oval cachet was applied instead.

GB Internal, 1933, Apr 12
Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only. No green stamps were available at Plymouth, so the oval cachet was applied instead.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only.

GB Internal, 1933, Apr 12
Great Western Railway, first airway letter, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Cardiff/ 1.15pm/12 Apr/1933' cds with slogan "The Telephone Saves Time/Money" (Redgrove 's type A7, see p11), purple double line oval cachet "Parcels Department/GWR Plymouth (North Road)/12 April 1933" applied at Plymouth only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Great Western Railway daily air service, Torquay to Cardiff, Philatelic Magazine cover franked GWR 3d Airway label tied violet framed 'Torquay R.C./15 May 1933/G.W.R.' cachet Terminal' canc, Cardiff 15 May 1933 arrival cds.

GB Internal, 1933, May 15
F/F Great Western Railway daily air service, Torquay to Cardiff, Philatelic Magazine cover franked GWR 3d Airway label tied violet framed 'Torquay R.C./15 May 1933/G.W.R.' cachet Terminal' canc, Cardiff 15 May 1933 arrival cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Great Western Railway daily air service, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked GWR 3d Air Stamp tied Plymouth GWR canc, Cardiff arrival cds.

GB Internal, 1933, May 16
F/F Great Western Railway daily air service, Plymouth to Cardiff, franked GWR 3d Air Stamp tied Plymouth GWR canc, Cardiff arrival cds.

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GB Internal, 1933, May 16
Great Western Railway, F/F on the introduction of the oblong green/blue GWR Air Stamp, flown from Cardiff to Torquay, Haldon Aerodrome, franked 1 1/2d canc (posted on arrival )Torquay 10.15am 16 May 33 cds, also Torquay 16/5 cdfs verso.

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(GB Internal) F/F first official airmail, Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Birmingham to Torquay, franked pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied by framed 'GWR/22 May 33/Birmingham', posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc 'Torquay/1 1.15pm/22May/Devon', and on to Teignmouth bs 22/5. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, May 22
F/F first official airmail, Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Birmingham to Torquay, franked pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied by framed 'GWR/22 May 33/Birmingham', posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc 'Torquay/1 1.15pm/22May/Devon', and on to Teignmouth bs 22/5. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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GB Internal, 1933, May 22
F/F Great Western Railway extension to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cardiff, franked GB 1 1/2d and first British air stamp, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied framed Birminghan GWR depart cancel, and Plymouth machine cancel tying both stamps and applied on arrival.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Great Western Railway extension to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cardiff, franked GB 1 1/2d and first British air stamp, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied framed Birmingham GWR depart cancel, and Cardiff machine cancel tying 1 1/2d stamp and applied on arrival. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, May 22
F/F Great Western Railway extension to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cardiff, franked GB 1 1/2d and first British air stamp, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied framed Birmingham GWR depart cancel, and Cardiff machine cancel tying 1 1/2d stamp and applied on arrival. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Cardiff to Birmingham, franked GWR 3d Air Stamp tied framed Cardiff GWR canc, Birmingham arrival cds tying GB 1 1/2d, POA, Philatelic Magazine Illustrated cover. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, May 22
F/F Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Cardiff to Birmingham, franked GWR 3d Air Stamp tied framed Cardiff GWR canc, Birmingham arrival cds tying GB 1 1/2d, POA, Philatelic Magazine Illustrated cover. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F first official airmail, Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Torquay to Birmingham, franked pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied by framed 'GWR/22 May 33/Torquay', franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham cds, posted on arrival. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, May 22
F/F first official airmail, Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Torquay to Birmingham, franked pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied by framed 'GWR/22 May 33/Torquay', franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham cds, posted on arrival. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F first official airmail, Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Cardiff to Birmingham, posted on arrival Birmigham 22/5 cds over GV 1 1/2d, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied by framed 'Cardiff C entral/22 May 33/GWR cachet, typed "Great Western Railway/Last Air Mail 1933/Plymouth to Cardiff". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, May 22
F/F first official airmail, Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Cardiff to Birmingham, posted on arrival Birmigham 22/5 cds over GV 1 1/2d, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied by framed 'Cardiff C entral/22 May 33/GWR cachet, typed "Great Western Railway/Last Air Mail 1933/Plymouth to Cardiff". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1933, May 22
F/F Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Plymouth to Birmingham, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d, also GWR 3d Air Stamp tied 'Plymouth/May 22 1933/G.W.R ' hs.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F first official airmail, Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Birmingham to Torquay, franked pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied by framed 'GWR/22 May 33/Birmingham', posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc 'Torquay/1 1.15pm/22May/Devon'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, May 22
F/F first official airmail, Great Western Railway extension to daily air service, Birmingham to Torquay, franked pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp tied by framed 'GWR/22 May 33/Birmingham', posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc 'Torquay/1 1.15pm/22May/Devon'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, non philatelic mail carried from Cardiff to Plymouth, plain cover franked GB 1 1/2d and first British air stamp, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp cancelled violet framed "Air Mail/Cardiff 5 Jun 1933/Great Western Railway". Verso large red/white/black/blue vignette advertising Buying Bristol Goods, and Holidays in Brighton. Non philatelic mail is uncommon.

GB Internal, 1933, Jun 5
Great Western Railway, non philatelic mail carried from Cardiff to Plymouth, plain cover franked GB 1 1/2d and first British air stamp, pale blue-green/white GWR 3d Air Stamp cancelled violet framed "Air Mail/Cardiff 5 Jun 1933/Great Western Railway". Verso large red/white/black/blue vignette advertising Buying Bristol Goods, and Holidays in Brighton. Non philatelic mail is uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce, Great Western Railway, first Sunday airmail, Birmingham to Plymouth, POA GB 1 1/2d canc Plymouth Jun 18 cds, also GWR 3d Air Stamp tied 'Birmingham Snow Hill/18 Jun 1933".  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, Jun 18
Scarce, Great Western Railway, first Sunday airmail, Birmingham to Plymouth, POA GB 1 1/2d canc Plymouth Jun 18 cds, also GWR 3d Air Stamp tied 'Birmingham Snow Hill/18 Jun 1933". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce, Great Western Railway, first acceptance at Newton Abbot for Birmingham, cancelled on arrival at Birmingham, Jul 17 cds tying GWR 3d Air Stamp cancelled violet "Parcels Office/Jul 17 1933/Newton Abbot G.W.R." hs.  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, Jul 18
Scarce, Great Western Railway, first acceptance at Newton Abbot for Birmingham, cancelled on arrival at Birmingham, Jul 17 cds tying GWR 3d Air Stamp cancelled violet "Parcels Office/Jul 17 1933/Newton Abbot G.W.R." hs. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) International Airlines/Western Air Express, London to Portsmouth, cover franked 1 1/d, canc Portsmouth cds, black/yellow 'IA/Western Air Express' stamp canc 'First Flight/25-8-33/Croydon'.

GB Internal, 1933, Aug 25
International Airlines/Western Air Express, London to Portsmouth, cover franked 1 1/d, canc Portsmouth cds, black/yellow 'IA/Western Air Express' stamp canc 'First Flight/25-8-33/Croydon'.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Air Express services to West Country, Plymouth to Croydon, plain cover franked 1 1/2d POA Croydon 26 Aug machine cancel, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by Plymouth oval cachet, ms "First Plymouth-London Service", International Airlines Ltd. Non invasive iron vertical crease, see scan.

GB Internal, 1933, Aug 25
Western Air Express services to West Country, Plymouth to Croydon, plain cover franked 1 1/2d POA Croydon 26 Aug machine cancel, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by Plymouth oval cachet, ms "First Plymouth-London Service", International Airlines Ltd. Non invasive iron vertical crease, see scan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) "Western Air Express" services to West Country, London to Plymouth, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by London oval cachet, violet three line "First Flight 26-8-33" cachet,plain cover, signed by pilot S.W.A. Scott, International Airlines Ltd.

GB Internal, 1933, Aug 26
"Western Air Express" services to West Country, London to Plymouth, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by London oval cachet, violet three line "First Flight 26-8-33" cachet,plain cover, signed by pilot S.W.A. Scott, International Airlines Ltd.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) "Western Air Express" services to West Country, London to Plymouth, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by London oval cachet, violet three line "First Flight 26-8-33" cachet,plain cover, signed by pilot SWA Scott, International Airlines Ltd.

GB Internal, 1933, Aug 26
"Western Air Express" services to West Country, London to Plymouth, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by London oval cachet, violet three line "First Flight 26-8-33" cachet,plain cover, signed by pilot SWA Scott, International Airlines Ltd.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Air Express services to West Country, London to Plymouth, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by London oval cachet, violet three line "First Flight 26-8-33" cachet,plain cover, signed by pilot SWA Scott, International Airlines Ltd.

GB Internal, 1933, Aug 26
Western Air Express services to West Country, London to Plymouth, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by London oval cachet, violet three line "First Flight 26-8-33" cachet,plain cover, signed by pilot SWA Scott, International Airlines Ltd.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1933, Aug 26
International Airlines Ltd, "Western Air Express" services to West Country, London to Plymouth, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by 'Croydon/Airport of London' oval cachet, violet three line "First Flight 26-8-33" cachet, plain cover, 100 flown. Signed by the pilot S.W.A. Scott,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) "Western Air Express" services to West Country, London to Plymouth, cover franked 1 1/2d Plymouth machine cancel, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by violet three line "First Flight /FR25-8-33" cachet, International Airlines Ltd, 100 flown. Also three IAL 3d vignettes. All attractively displayed on exhib sheet. Image.

GB Internal, 1933, Aug 26
"Western Air Express" services to West Country, London to Plymouth, cover franked 1 1/2d Plymouth machine cancel, 3d pre-paid black on yellow vignette tied by violet three line "First Flight /FR25-8-33" cachet, International Airlines Ltd, 100 flown. Also three IAL 3d vignettes. All attractively displayed on exhib sheet. Image.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1933, Sep 1
International Airlines/Western Air Express, F/F London to Plymouth, cover franked 1 1/d, canc Plymouth cds, black/yellow 'IA/Western Air Express' stamp canc oval "International Airlines/Croydon Surrey/3d/Air Port of London". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) International Airlines/Western Air Express, Plymouth to London, scarce late usage of short lived service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d cancelled on arrival London 3 Sep 33, black/yellow 'IA/Western Air Express' stamp canc black oval "International Airlines/3 Sep 1933/Plymouth". This service was poorly advertised and short lived. Relatively few covers were carried and none are common. Covers exist carried on 24, 25 and 26 August and 1 Sept, 1933. Covers carried on other dates may exist but "I have not seen any". See Redgrove p18.

GB Internal, 1933, Sep 03
International Airlines/Western Air Express, Plymouth to London, scarce late usage of short lived service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d cancelled on arrival London 3 Sep 33, black/yellow 'IA/Western Air Express' stamp canc black oval "International Airlines/3 Sep 1933/Plymouth". This service was poorly advertised and short lived. Relatively few covers were carried and none are common. Covers exist carried on 24, 25 and 26 August and 1 Sept, 1933. Covers carried on other dates may exist but "I have not seen any". See Redgrove p18.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first acceptance at Birmingham for Plymouth, cancelled on arrival at Plymouth Oct 1 cds tying GWR 3d Air Stamp cancelled violet circular Birmingham hs.  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, Sep 30
Great Western Railway, first acceptance at Birmingham for Plymouth, cancelled on arrival at Plymouth Oct 1 cds tying GWR 3d Air Stamp cancelled violet circular Birmingham hs. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1933, Sep 30
Last GWR Air Service, Plymouth to Cardiff, GWR 3d air stamp tied by violet framed 'Plymouth North Road/30 Sep 1933/Great Western Railway' hs, POA 1 1/2d canc Cardiff Plymouth Oct 1st cds, typed "Great Western Railway/Air Mail/Plymouth to Cardiff ". Mail addressed from Cardiff was flown out and back to Cardiff and then sent by rail as plane could not land at Plymouth because of fog. See British Air Mails, Baldwin, p155.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Last GWR Air Service, Cardiff to Plymouth, GWR 3d air stamp tied by violet diamond 'Air Mail/Cardiff/30 Sep 1933/Great Western Railway' hs, posted on arrival with 1 1/2d stamp and Plymouth Oct 1st cds, typed "Great Western Railway/Air Mail/Cardiff to Plymouth/Last Flight/1933". Mail addressed to Plymouth was flown back to Cardiff and sent by rail as plane could not land at Plymouth because of fog. See British Air Mails #353/89b, p155. Uncommon.

GB Internal, 1933, Sep 30
Last GWR Air Service, Cardiff to Plymouth, GWR 3d air stamp tied by violet diamond 'Air Mail/Cardiff/30 Sep 1933/Great Western Railway' hs, posted on arrival with 1 1/2d stamp and Plymouth Oct 1st cds, typed "Great Western Railway/Air Mail/Cardiff to Plymouth/Last Flight/1933". Mail addressed to Plymouth was flown back to Cardiff and sent by rail as plane could not land at Plymouth because of fog. See British Air Mails #353/89b, p155. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Croydon to Plymouth, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Plymouth machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Croydon oval depart cachet, black framed 'First Flight' cachet. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Croydon to Plymouth, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Plymouth machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Croydon oval depart cachet, black framed 'First Flight' cachet. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Croydon to Southampton, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Southampton machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/ Croydon oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Croydon to Southampton, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Southampton machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/ Croydon oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Southampton to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by oval Southampton/Provincial Airways Ltd depart cachet, Plymouth arrival cds, plain cover. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Southampton to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by oval Southampton/Provincial Airways Ltd depart cachet, Plymouth arrival cds, plain cover. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Plymouth 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Plymouth 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to Plymouth, cancelled on arrival 11pm Plymouth 25 Nov cds, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied, on departure, by Southampton double lined oval cachet, 319 flown. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to Plymouth, cancelled on arrival 11pm Plymouth 25 Nov cds, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied, on departure, by Southampton double lined oval cachet, 319 flown. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Southampton to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton depart cachet, Plymouth POA arrival cds, plain etiquette cover,  Provincial Airways Ltd. The  service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Southampton to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton depart cachet, Plymouth POA arrival cds, plain etiquette cover, Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Croydon to Plymouth, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Plymouth machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Croydon oval depart cachet, black framed 'First Flight' cachet. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Croydon to Plymouth, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Plymouth machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Croydon oval depart cachet, black framed 'First Flight' cachet. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to Plymouth, cancelled on arrival 11pm Plymouth 25 Nov cds, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied, on departure, by Southampton double lined oval cachet. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to Plymouth, cancelled on arrival 11pm Plymouth 25 Nov cds, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied, on departure, by Southampton double lined oval cachet. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to London, cancelled on arrival 11.15am London 28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied, on departure, by Southampton Provincial Airways double lined oval cachet. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to London, cancelled on arrival 11.15am London 28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied, on departure, by Southampton Provincial Airways double lined oval cachet. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways, Croydon-Plymouth-Croydon round trip, F/F cover franked with special 3d flight fee label and special Croydon and Plymouth cancels. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 25
Provincial Airways, Croydon-Plymouth-Croydon round trip, F/F cover franked with special 3d flight fee label and special Croydon and Plymouth cancels. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to Southampton, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Southampton machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. The service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to Southampton, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Southampton machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Southampton to Plymouth, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Plymouth machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Southampton oval depart cachet. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Southampton to Plymouth, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Plymouth machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Southampton oval depart cachet. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to Southampton, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Southampton machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to Southampton, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Southampton machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service,  London-Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by oval Croydon depart cachet, Southampton arrival cds,  West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, London-Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by oval Croydon depart cachet, Southampton arrival cds, West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked London machine cancel, 28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston.posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, black st line "West of England" cachets front and verso. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked London machine cancel, 28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston.posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, black st line "West of England" cachets front and verso. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Plymouth to Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Plymouth depart cachet, Southampton POA arrival cds, plain etiquette cover,  Provincial Airways Ltd. The  service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Plymouth to Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Plymouth depart cachet, Southampton POA arrival cds, plain etiquette cover, Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Croydon to Plymouth , 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Croydon depart cachet, Plymouth POA arrival cds, plain etiquette cover,  Provincial Airways Ltd. The  service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Croydon to Plymouth , 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Croydon depart cachet, Plymouth POA arrival cds, plain etiquette cover, Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Plymouth to London, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Plymouth depart cachet, London POA arrival cds, plain etiquette cover,  Provincial Airways Ltd. The  service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", Plymouth to London, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Plymouth depart cachet, London POA arrival cds, plain etiquette cover, Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways, Plymouth-Croydon round trip, F/F cover franked with special 3d flight fee label and special Croydon and Plymouth cancels.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways, Plymouth-Croydon round trip, F/F cover franked with special 3d flight fee label and special Croydon and Plymouth cancels.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service,  Southampton to London, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by violet oval Provincial Airways Southampton depart cachet, London arrival cds  28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston.  West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only.

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to London, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by violet oval Provincial Airways Southampton depart cachet, London arrival cds 28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston. West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Southampton to Plymouth, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Plymouth machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Southampton oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Southampton to Plymouth, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Plymouth machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Southampton oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to Southampton, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Southampton machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to Southampton, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked Southampton machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Southampton to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked London machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/ Southampton oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Southampton to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked London machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/ Southampton oval depart cachet, typed 'By Airmail First Flight'. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked London machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, black st line "West of England" cachets front and verso. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked London machine cancel, posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, black st line "West of England" cachets front and verso. Signed by the pilot S.W.A.Scott. The service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Plymouth to London, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways Plymouth depart cachet, POA with London arrival machine ds, ms 'First flight' , service operated for six days only, 'West of England air service' hs verso. Vignette shows 'no tunnel on tug' variety. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to London, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by S'ton depart cachet, London arrival cds, West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd, service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service,  London-Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by oval Croydon depart cachet, Southampton arrival cds,  West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd, service operated for six days only

GB Internal, 1933, Nov 26
Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, London-Southampton, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by oval Croydon depart cachet, Southampton arrival cds, West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd, service operated for six days only

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Feb 19
Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Birmingham-London, oval "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ BIF Birmingham" and "B.I.F.Birmingham to London" cachets, London arrival cds POA, and oval purple "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ Heston Air Park" arrival date stamp verso, plain cover, Francis F Field authentication hs verso. Mail carried for two days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Birmingham-London, oval "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ BIF Birmingham" and "B.I.F.Birmingham to London" cachets, London arrival cds POA, and oval purple "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ Heston Air Park" arrival date stamp verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d POA. Mail carried for two days only.

GB Internal, 1934, Feb 19
Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Birmingham-London, oval "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ BIF Birmingham" and "B.I.F.Birmingham to London" cachets, London arrival cds POA, and oval purple "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ Heston Air Park" arrival date stamp verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d POA. Mail carried for two days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Birmingham-Liverpool, red "Midland& Scottish/Air Ferries Ltd" and "First Dispatch/February 19th 1934/BIF to Hooton" flight cachets, Liverpol arrival cds POA, and oval purple "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ Liverpool (Hoton Park)" arrival date stamp verso, plain cover, Francis F Field authentication hs verso. Mail carried for two days only. Signed the pilot C.E.N. Pelly

GB Internal, 1934, Feb 19
Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Birmingham-Liverpool, red "Midland& Scottish/Air Ferries Ltd" and "First Dispatch/February 19th 1934/BIF to Hooton" flight cachets, Liverpol arrival cds POA, and oval purple "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ Liverpool (Hoton Park)" arrival date stamp verso, plain cover, Francis F Field authentication hs verso. Mail carried for two days only. Signed the pilot C.E.N. Pelly

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Feb 19
Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Birmingham-London, oval "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ BIF Birmingham" and "B.I.F.Birmingham to London" cachets, London arrival cds POA, and oval purple "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ Heston Air Park" arrival date stamp verso, plain cover, Francis F Field authentication hs verso. Mail carried for two days only.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Feb 20
Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Liverpool to Castle Bromwich, for the British Industries Fair, POA Birmingham 20/2/34, three line "Speke to BIF" and two line " Midland & Scottish Air Ferries Ltd" cachets. Midland & Scottish Air Ferries Ltd. Mail carried for two days only.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Feb 20
Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Heston to Castle Bromwich, oval "Midland& Scottish Air Ferries Ltd/ Heston Air Park" and "Birmingham BIF" cachets, Birmingham arrival cds POA, and oval blue 'B.I.F. Birmingham' arrival date stamp verso, plain cover, Francis F Field authentication hs verso. Mail carried for two days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Liverpool to Castle Bromwich, for the British Industries Fair, POA Birmingham 20/2/34, violet three line "Speke to BIF" and two line " Midland & Scottish Air Ferries Ltd" cachets.  Midland & Scottish Air Ferries Ltd. Mail carried for two days only.

GB Internal, 1934, Feb 20
Inauguration of the fifth GB Internal Airmail Service, Liverpool to Castle Bromwich, for the British Industries Fair, POA Birmingham 20/2/34, violet three line "Speke to BIF" and two line " Midland & Scottish Air Ferries Ltd" cachets. Midland & Scottish Air Ferries Ltd. Mail carried for two days only.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Midland and Scottish Ferries, cover flown during British industries Fair in Birmingham, 'BIF Birmingham' and 'Heston Air Park' cachets. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1934, Feb 20
Midland and Scottish Ferries, cover flown during British industries Fair in Birmingham, 'BIF Birmingham' and 'Heston Air Park' cachets. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting the Paris Matin Pigeon Post, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, brown vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent by air to Iraq.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting the Paris Matin Pigeon Post, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, brown vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent by air to Iraq.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting the first Chinese air mail, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, bearing carmine vignette and yellow Apex cachet, sent by air to Iraq.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting the first Chinese air mail, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, bearing carmine vignette and yellow Apex cachet, sent by air to Iraq.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, unused souvenir postcard showing real photo reproduction of the first aeroplane made in China slowing buy a Handley Page machine from Tientsin to Peking, May 1920.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, unused souvenir postcard showing real photo reproduction of the first aeroplane made in China slowing buy a Handley Page machine from Tientsin to Peking, May 1920.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, unused souvenir postcard showing real photo reproduction of the flight by Captain H Butler, KFC across the Gulf of St. Vincent, South Australia, August 1919.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, unused souvenir postcard showing real photo reproduction of the flight by Captain H Butler, KFC across the Gulf of St. Vincent, South Australia, August 1919.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post exhibition 1934, unused souvenir postcard showing real photo reproduction of the Paris ’Matin’ pigeon post which carried messages on tissue. These were then putting in small envelopes attached to souvenirs postcards and posted to the addressees.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post exhibition 1934, unused souvenir postcard showing real photo reproduction of the Paris ’Matin’ pigeon post which carried messages on tissue. These were then putting in small envelopes attached to souvenirs postcards and posted to the addressees.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard postmarked 11th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, purple vignette, red Apex cachet, and Apex publicity label. Verso real photo reproduction of the Paris ’Matin’ pigeon post which carried messages on tissue. These were then putting in small envelopes attached to souvenirs postcards and posted to the addressees.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard postmarked 11th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, purple vignette, red Apex cachet, and Apex publicity label. Verso real photo reproduction of the Paris ’Matin’ pigeon post which carried messages on tissue. These were then putting in small envelopes attached to souvenirs postcards and posted to the addressees.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, plain envelope  addressed to France J Field and posted in South East London on 25th May 1934. Dated well outside the air post exhibition period of the 7th-12th of May 1934. The cover bears the Apex cachet in violet, a colour not recorded as used during the exhibition. However an example of a  cachet in this colour was applied to an envelope containing an exhibition programme flown on the first day. Late a use of such a cachet has not been explained. Interesting.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, plain envelope addressed to France J Field and posted in South East London on 25th May 1934. Dated well outside the air post exhibition period of the 7th-12th of May 1934. The cover bears the Apex cachet in violet, a colour not recorded as used during the exhibition. However an example of a cachet in this colour was applied to an envelope containing an exhibition programme flown on the first day. Late a use of such a cachet has not been explained. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, Pigeongram, complete pad with red cachet, unused.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, Pigeongram, complete pad with red cachet, unused.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, Pigeongram, complete pad with brown cachet, unused.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, Pigeongram, complete pad with brown cachet, unused.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover sent to Paris, bs 8/5,  franked 1/2d canc special Exhibition postmark, yellow Apex cachet, purple perforated Apex vignette verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover sent to Paris, bs 8/5, franked 1/2d canc special Exhibition postmark, yellow Apex cachet, purple perforated Apex vignette verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex Airpost Exhibition 1934, Pigeongram, complete pad with red cachet, unused.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
Apex Airpost Exhibition 1934, Pigeongram, complete pad with red cachet, unused.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex Airpost Exhibiion 1934 Pigeongram, complete pad with red cachet, unused.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
Apex Airpost Exhibiion 1934 Pigeongram, complete pad with red cachet, unused.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover with yellow Apex cachet, franked 1 1/2d canc special Exhibition 7 May 34 postmark, green perforated Apex vignette verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover with yellow Apex cachet, franked 1 1/2d canc special Exhibition 7 May 34 postmark, green perforated Apex vignette verso.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover with yellow Apex cachet, franked 1/2d canc special Exhibition postmark, red perforated Apex vignette verso.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, May 07
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover with yellow Apex cachet, franked 1/2d canc special Exhibition postmark, red perforated Apex vignette verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover with yellow Apex cachet, franked 1/2d canc special Exhibition postmark, red perforated Apex vignette verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover with yellow Apex cachet, franked 1/2d canc special Exhibition postmark, red perforated Apex vignette verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover with yellow Apex cachet, franked 1/2d canc special Exhibition postmark, brown perforated Apex vignette verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 7
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, First Day souvenir cover with yellow Apex cachet, franked 1/2d canc special Exhibition postmark, brown perforated Apex vignette verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of Australia Capt A Butler and monoplane, franked 1/2d canc official Exhibtion postmark 11 May 34, yellow/brown 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of Australia Capt A Butler and monoplane, franked 1/2d canc official Exhibtion postmark 11 May 34, yellow/brown 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
First autogyro flight over the route of the first UK Aerial Post, UK Aerial Post 1911 Route, illustrated 'Autogyro' & etched back/white expo vignette souvenir B&W PPC, franked 1/2d canc black London APEX 8 May 34, red Autogyro and red 4 line flight cachets on front, and pale blue/black flight vignette and red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet verso. .

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of  autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette and blue "By Autogiro" label, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London". Few faint non invasive tone spots lower rh corner -do not detract, see scan.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette and blue "By Autogiro" label, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London". Few faint non invasive tone spots lower rh corner -do not detract, see scan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of 1911 Coronation PPC and Aerial Post letter box, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibtion postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of 1911 Coronation PPC and Aerial Post letter box, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibtion postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition registered (label #85) cover to Australia, franked GB 1/-, canc winged 'Air Post Exhibition/London/10 May 34' front and verso, Perth 5 June and 'Melbourne 7 Jun' registered arrival cd.s's, perforated white/grey 'Apex  vignette, black 'Apex 1934/London 7-12May 'vignette, typed "By Air - London to Karachi" and in Australia", and brown Expo label verso. The original #85 registration postage receipt accompanies this item.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
Apex International Air Post Exhibition registered (label #85) cover to Australia, franked GB 1/-, canc winged 'Air Post Exhibition/London/10 May 34' front and verso, Perth 5 June and 'Melbourne 7 Jun' registered arrival cd.s's, perforated white/grey 'Apex vignette, black 'Apex 1934/London 7-12May 'vignette, typed "By Air - London to Karachi" and in Australia", and brown Expo label verso. The original #85 registration postage receipt accompanies this item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of  autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette and blue "By Autogiro" label, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London", signed by John S. Davies. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette and blue "By Autogiro" label, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London", signed by John S. Davies. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of  autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette, blue "By Autogiro" label and violet Apex 1934 cachet, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office and flown to Berlin, Berlin L2 9.5.34 arrival ds on front and red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' receiver, franked 2 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London". Super item in fine condition.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette, blue "By Autogiro" label and violet Apex 1934 cachet, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office and flown to Berlin, Berlin L2 9.5.34 arrival ds on front and red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' receiver, franked 2 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London". Super item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, special souvenir card addressed to Iraq, with imprint vignette, blue/black Autogiro label, red Apex cachet and picture of Autogiro G-ACIN flown by Autogiro from Windsor to London on one side, and with the special Expo postmark May 8, 1934, red five line 'By Autogiro/Over The Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911', signed by John S Davis on the other. Flown on to Iraq, Baghadad 15 May 34 arrival ds on the front.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, special souvenir card addressed to Iraq, with imprint vignette, blue/black Autogiro label, red Apex cachet and picture of Autogiro G-ACIN flown by Autogiro from Windsor to London on one side, and with the special Expo postmark May 8, 1934, red five line 'By Autogiro/Over The Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911', signed by John S Davis on the other. Flown on to Iraq, Baghadad 15 May 34 arrival ds on the front.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, special souvenir card, with imprint vignette, blue/black Autogiro label, red Apex cachet and picture of Autogiro G-ACIN flown by Autogiro from Windsor to London on one side, and with the special Expo postmark May 8, 1934 and red five line 'By Autogiro/Over The Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911' on the other. Signed by the pilot  R. Brie, and passenger John S Davis. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, special souvenir card, with imprint vignette, blue/black Autogiro label, red Apex cachet and picture of Autogiro G-ACIN flown by Autogiro from Windsor to London on one side, and with the special Expo postmark May 8, 1934 and red five line 'By Autogiro/Over The Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911' on the other. Signed by the pilot R. Brie, and passenger John S Davis. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting the Paris Matin Pigeon Post, postmarked 8th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, mauve vignette, red Apex cachet, sent by air to Nova Scotia, KIngston 158/5 arrival ds on front.. Fine item to uncommon destination.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting the Paris Matin Pigeon Post, postmarked 8th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, mauve vignette, red Apex cachet, sent by air to Nova Scotia, KIngston 158/5 arrival ds on front.. Fine item to uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) UK Autogiro flight 1934,  souvenir card with label and red Expo cachet, signed by passenger verso. Also blue and purple Expo vignettes in blocks of 4. Mounted on album leaf. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
UK Autogiro flight 1934, souvenir card with label and red Expo cachet, signed by passenger verso. Also blue and purple Expo vignettes in blocks of 4. Mounted on album leaf. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of  autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette, blue "By Autogiro" label and violet Apex 1934 cachet, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office and flown to Berlin, Berlin L2 9.5.34 arrival ds on front and red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' receiver, franked 2 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London" vignette. Few faint tone spots along middle of right edge. Hardly detracts, see image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 8
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette, blue "By Autogiro" label and violet Apex 1934 cachet, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office and flown to Berlin, Berlin L2 9.5.34 arrival ds on front and red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' receiver, franked 2 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London" vignette. Few faint tone spots along middle of right edge. Hardly detracts, see image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of First Transatlantic Air Stamp (Newfoundland), franked 1d canc official Exhibition postmark 10 May 34.

GB Internal, 1934, May 10
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of First Transatlantic Air Stamp (Newfoundland), franked 1d canc official Exhibition postmark 10 May 34.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, cover addressed to Norwich, postmarked 10th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, vermilion and mauve vignette, black Apex cachet.

GB Internal, 1934, May 10
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, cover addressed to Norwich, postmarked 10th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, vermilion and mauve vignette, black Apex cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard Ariel Post Box Closed Design, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent to Huddersfield, 8/5 arrival ds on front, signed by Francis J. Field.

GB Internal, 1934, May 10
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard Ariel Post Box Closed Design, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent to Huddersfield, 8/5 arrival ds on front, signed by Francis J. Field.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4d, canc special Expo postmark, brown Apex cachet, flown to Gibraltar, bs 14/5. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 10
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4d, canc special Expo postmark, brown Apex cachet, flown to Gibraltar, bs 14/5. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard flown in Australia by Capt. H Butler, postmarked 10th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, black Apex cachet, sent by air to Austria.

GB Internal, 1934, May 10
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard flown in Australia by Capt. H Butler, postmarked 10th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, black Apex cachet, sent by air to Austria.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard flown in Australia by Capt. H Butler, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation tying blue/white 'Par Avion' etiquette, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent by air to Iraq.

GB Internal, 1934, May 10
London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard flown in Australia by Capt. H Butler, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation tying blue/white 'Par Avion' etiquette, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent by air to Iraq.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of 1905 La oste Par Pigeons, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibtion postmark 10 May 34, black 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet and red, orange and purplre Exh vignettes.

GB Internal, 1934, May 10
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of 1905 La oste Par Pigeons, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibtion postmark 10 May 34, black 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet and red, orange and purplre Exh vignettes.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, registered (label) buff cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc special Exhibition winged 11 May 34 postmark, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet and red Exh vignette verso. Uncommon.

GB Internal, 1934, May 11
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, registered (label) buff cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc special Exhibition winged 11 May 34 postmark, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet and red Exh vignette verso. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of First Chinese Air Mail 1920, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibtion postmark 11 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet and blue perforated Exh vignette.

GB Internal, 1934, May 11
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with repro photo of First Chinese Air Mail 1920, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibtion postmark 11 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet and blue perforated Exh vignette.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, cover printed Grosvenor Hotel London on flap, franked 1 1/2d, canc special Exhibition winged 11 May 34 postmark, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet.

GB Internal, 1934, May 11
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, cover printed Grosvenor Hotel London on flap, franked 1 1/2d, canc special Exhibition winged 11 May 34 postmark, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, PC, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, one red and one blue Apex vignette on front.

GB Internal, 1934, May 11
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, PC, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, one red and one blue Apex vignette on front.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) APEX cover, 11th May, 1934, bearing green and vermilion vignettes with red APEX cachet, the colour of the day. Also an Admission Card for One. Both in fine condition and neatly mounted on album leaf.

GB Internal, 1934, May 11
APEX cover, 11th May, 1934, bearing green and vermilion vignettes with red APEX cachet, the colour of the day. Also an Admission Card for One. Both in fine condition and neatly mounted on album leaf.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, PC, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark, blue 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, verso full set of six Apex vignettes.

GB Internal, 1934, May 12
Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, PC, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark, blue 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, verso full set of six Apex vignettes.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) A truly rare cover. One in a bundle of c25 covers carried on 23/5/1934 from Nottingham to London on the first and only flight of London Scottish and Provincial Airways, franked 4d and tied by a Nottingham machine cancel with a blue By Air Mail label applied. It was carried as special mail at the request of the PO and was dispatched from the PO Exhibition, then being held in Nottingham. Among the letters carried was one from the Lord Mayor of Nottingham to the Lord Mayor of London, and another to the then PMG. The mail was conveyed by road toTollerton Aerodrome, by air to Radlett, Herts, then by road to London. On the back of the cover is a typed inscription "Pioneer Air Service Nottingham to London, 23rd May 1934. This letter is posted with, and will accompany, the letter sent by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham by air to the Right Hon. Sir Kingsley Wood, M.P, His Majesty's Postmaster-General, to mark the pioneer air service between the two cities", and is signed by the Nottingham Head Postmaster. According to Redgrove, p39, this was the only mail ever flown by this airline, and covers from this flight are rare. There is a little staining on the front which hardly detracts, see image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 23
A truly rare cover. One in a bundle of c25 covers carried on 23/5/1934 from Nottingham to London on the first and only flight of London Scottish and Provincial Airways, franked 4d and tied by a Nottingham machine cancel with a blue By Air Mail label applied. It was carried as special mail at the request of the PO and was dispatched from the PO Exhibition, then being held in Nottingham. Among the letters carried was one from the Lord Mayor of Nottingham to the Lord Mayor of London, and another to the then PMG. The mail was conveyed by road toTollerton Aerodrome, by air to Radlett, Herts, then by road to London. On the back of the cover is a typed inscription "Pioneer Air Service Nottingham to London, 23rd May 1934. This letter is posted with, and will accompany, the letter sent by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham by air to the Right Hon. Sir Kingsley Wood, M.P, His Majesty's Postmaster-General, to mark the pioneer air service between the two cities", and is signed by the Nottingham Head Postmaster. According to Redgrove, p39, this was the only mail ever flown by this airline, and covers from this flight are rare. There is a little staining on the front which hardly detracts, see image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Wenganingen to Kirkwall, bs 29/5, Netherlands acceptance for Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2c Nederland stamps, canc 26 V 1934, typed "By Air, Inverness-Orkneys"dark blue/white airmail etiquette. Uncommon.

GB Internal, 1934, May 26
Wenganingen to Kirkwall, bs 29/5, Netherlands acceptance for Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2c Nederland stamps, canc 26 V 1934, typed "By Air, Inverness-Orkneys"dark blue/white airmail etiquette. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall to Inverness, no arrival ds, scarce Type 1 "Orcadian Envelope" franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds. Orcadian F/F covers are scarce. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall to Inverness, no arrival ds, scarce Type 1 "Orcadian Envelope" franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds. Orcadian F/F covers are scarce. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, very attractive hand drawn cachet, also red straight line flight cachet,

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, very attractive hand drawn cachet, also red straight line flight cachet,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall (Orkney) to Inverness, no arrival ds, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall (Orkney) to Inverness, no arrival ds, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, red straight line flight cachet,

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, red straight line flight cachet,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall (Orkney) to Inverness, no arrival ds, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall (Orkney) to Inverness, no arrival ds, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Orkneys to Huddersfield, no arrival ds, flown from Kirkwall to inverness by Highland Airways, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. canc Kirkwall 5 Jul 24, Also a picture (not photo) of Capt Fresson and a small card bearing his signature. Nice item, see scan.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Orkneys to Huddersfield, no arrival ds, flown from Kirkwall to inverness by Highland Airways, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. canc Kirkwall 5 Jul 24, Also a picture (not photo) of Capt Fresson and a small card bearing his signature. Nice item, see scan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall to Inverness, no arrival ds, scarce Type 1 "Orcadian Envelope" franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds. Also official folded sheet giving details of service printed in blue on one side only (see Redgrove p47). Orcadian F/F covers are scarce. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall to Inverness, no arrival ds, scarce Type 1 "Orcadian Envelope" franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds. Also official folded sheet giving details of service printed in blue on one side only (see Redgrove p47). Orcadian F/F covers are scarce. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, franked 1 1/2d, canc Stromness 7.45am/29 MY/1934. Faint crumpling but, otherwise good. See image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, franked 1 1/2d, canc Stromness 7.45am/29 MY/1934. Faint crumpling but, otherwise good. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall,  black/ivory company envelope printed specially for this flight showing plane in flight with two diagonal white lines across design and 'First Airmail to the Orkney Islands/Highland Airways Ltd, Inverness' and red/green/black imperforate vignette, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness/9.30am/29 My 34 cds. Only 100 company covers with the special vignette were carried on this flight, which also meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover, see p43.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, black/ivory company envelope printed specially for this flight showing plane in flight with two diagonal white lines across design and 'First Airmail to the Orkney Islands/Highland Airways Ltd, Inverness' and red/green/black imperforate vignette, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness/9.30am/29 My 34 cds. Only 100 company covers with the special vignette were carried on this flight, which also meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover, see p43.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce ' General Use' Leonard's envelope, Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall (to Inverness, no arrival ds, blue/grey printed Leonards 'Orkney=Inverness/Air Mail'  souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d. Flap tear, see image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Scarce ' General Use' Leonard's envelope, Highland Airways, F/F Kirkwall (to Inverness, no arrival ds, blue/grey printed Leonards 'Orkney=Inverness/Air Mail' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d. Flap tear, see image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare pilot signed Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Signed by the plot of the south-bound plane, Flying Officer EH Coleman. Closed top edge tears visible front and verso. see images. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Rare pilot signed Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Signed by the plot of the south-bound plane, Flying Officer EH Coleman. Closed top edge tears visible front and verso. see images. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/5, franked 1 1/2d, good strike Kirkwall/1.30pm/29 MY/1934. Returned to Kirkwall at the instructions of the sender. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/5, franked 1 1/2d, good strike Kirkwall/1.30pm/29 MY/1934. Returned to Kirkwall at the instructions of the sender. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce Orcadian envelope Type 3, an unused example of the advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper for general use in connection with the air mail service after the Highland AW first flight Orkney-Inverness had taken place. The plane is in grey and yellow/green, and the  envelope is inscribed 'Per Orkney-Inverness/Air Mail' and 'The Orcadian/Best for News..........'.  Image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Scarce Orcadian envelope Type 3, an unused example of the advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper for general use in connection with the air mail service after the Highland AW first flight Orkney-Inverness had taken place. The plane is in grey and yellow/green, and the envelope is inscribed 'Per Orkney-Inverness/Air Mail' and 'The Orcadian/Best for News..........'. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Pilot signed Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/6, and returned to Kirkwall 1/6, signed by the pilot Flying Officer E H Coleman R.A.F.C. Also the official insert giving details of the service printed in blue on one side only (see Redgrove p47). Image

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Pilot signed Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, bs 29/6, and returned to Kirkwall 1/6, signed by the pilot Flying Officer E H Coleman R.A.F.C. Also the official insert giving details of the service printed in blue on one side only (see Redgrove p47). Image

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to Birmingham, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934, in fine condition with Francis Field authentication hs verso. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Nice item. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Scarce Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to Birmingham, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934, in fine condition with Francis Field authentication hs verso. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Nice item. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Highland AW Ltd Inverness-Kirkwall, uncommon blue/black three line 'First/Air Mail/Scotland Orknies' cachet. Also official used PO waybill for mails to KIrkwall, Both neatly mounted and written up on album leaf. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, May 29
F/F Highland AW Ltd Inverness-Kirkwall, uncommon blue/black three line 'First/Air Mail/Scotland Orknies' cachet. Also official used PO waybill for mails to KIrkwall, Both neatly mounted and written up on album leaf. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) KLM, F/F Hull to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, large orange/white triangular KLM label on the front, typed endorsement "North of England to Holland First Air Mail  Hull-Amsterdam.

GB Internal, 1934, Jun 01
KLM, F/F Hull to Amsterdam, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, large orange/white triangular KLM label on the front, typed endorsement "North of England to Holland First Air Mail Hull-Amsterdam.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing red 1934 Apex vignette blue overprinted for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black and postmarked in Brighton 6 June 1934.

GB Internal, 1934, Jun 6
Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing red 1934 Apex vignette blue overprinted for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black and postmarked in Brighton 6 June 1934.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

GB Internal, 1934, Jun 6
Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing red 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black , red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

GB Internal, 1934, Jun 6
Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing red 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black , red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing blue 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black , red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

GB Internal, 1934, Jun 6
Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing blue 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black , red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing purple 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

GB Internal, 1934, Jun 6
Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing purple 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing red 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1934, Jun 6
Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing red 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing brown 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

GB Internal, 1934, Jun 6
Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing brown 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth to Cardiff, posted on arrival, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Scarce.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 18
Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth to Cardiff, posted on arrival, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth, posted at end of return journey in Plymouth plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Signed by the passenger Mr. W.Nicholls. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 18
Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth, posted at end of return journey in Plymouth plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Signed by the passenger Mr. W.Nicholls. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth, posted on arrival, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Scarce.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 18
Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth-Cardiff-Plymouth, posted on arrival, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth to Cardiff, posted on arrival, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, and on to Warrington, bs 19/7, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Signed by passenger W.Nichols. Scarce. Also 200 word typed note about this excursion.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 18
Great Western Railway, first aerial excursion, Plymouth to Cardiff, posted on arrival, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cardiff 18 Jul 1934 machine cancel, and on to Warrington, bs 19/7, typed "Souvenir of the First Aerial Excursion/Plymouth-Cardiff/Great Western Railway/July 18th 1934". Signed by passenger W.Nichols. Scarce. Also 200 word typed note about this excursion.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Zucker Rocket, Scarp-Harris attempt, plain cover, some scorching along right hand side, franked 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, green rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, signed by Gerhard Zucker, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso. Also an original newspaper cutting which includes a picture of "the bursting of the rocket fired from Scarp showing letters flying in all directions".

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 28
Zucker Rocket, Scarp-Harris attempt, plain cover, some scorching along right hand side, franked 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, green rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, signed by Gerhard Zucker, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso. Also an original newspaper cutting which includes a picture of "the bursting of the rocket fired from Scarp showing letters flying in all directions".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Zucker Rocket, Scarp-Harris attempt, plain cover, some scorching along left hand side, franked 1 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 28
Zucker Rocket, Scarp-Harris attempt, plain cover, some scorching along left hand side, franked 1 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Zucker Rocket, Harris-Scarp attempt, plain cover addressed to Berlin, franked 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet, green 2/6d rocket stamp with rocket fee opt.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 28
Zucker Rocket, Harris-Scarp attempt, plain cover addressed to Berlin, franked 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet, green 2/6d rocket stamp with rocket fee opt.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Zucker Rocket, Scarp-Harris attempt, plain cover, some scorching along left hand side, franked 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, green 2/6d rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso. Two scorch marks left hand side.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 28
Zucker Rocket, Scarp-Harris attempt, plain cover, some scorching along left hand side, franked 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, green 2/6d rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso. Two scorch marks left hand side.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Scarp to Harris on the first of two trials from Scarp to Harris, franked 1 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso. The cover is addressed to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. It was carried by rocket, ferry boat, motor car, mail steamer, railway train and finally by an aeroplane of Highland Airways before being delivered to its address. Nice item.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 28
Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Scarp to Harris on the first of two trials from Scarp to Harris, franked 1 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso. The cover is addressed to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. It was carried by rocket, ferry boat, motor car, mail steamer, railway train and finally by an aeroplane of Highland Airways before being delivered to its address. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Scarp to Harris on the first of two trials from Scarp to Harris, franked 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, green 2/6d rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso.  Included in the contents of the rocket  flown on the second trial.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 28
Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Scarp to Harris on the first of two trials from Scarp to Harris, franked 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, green 2/6d rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Scarp-Harris" cachet, violet three line "Damaged by first/explosion at/Scarp-Harris" cachet verso. Included in the contents of the rocket flown on the second trial.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Harris to Scarp, franked 1 1/2d ,canc Isle of Harris cds, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet. Signed by Gergard Zucker.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 28
Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Harris to Scarp, franked 1 1/2d ,canc Isle of Harris cds, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet. Signed by Gergard Zucker.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Harris to Scarp, franked 1 1/2d ,canc Isle of Harris cds, green 2/6d rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet. Signed by Gergard Zucker.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 28
Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Harris to Scarp, franked 1 1/2d ,canc Isle of Harris cds, green 2/6d rocket stamp with rocket fee opt, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet. Signed by Gergard Zucker.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Zucker Rocket, Harris-Scarp attempt, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt. Signed by Zucker.

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 31
Zucker Rocket, Harris-Scarp attempt, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet, red 5/- rocket stamp with rocket fee opt. Signed by Zucker.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Jul 31
Zucker Rocket, Harris-Scarp attempt, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Isle of Harris cds, large black "Trial Firing/Harris-Scarp" cachet, red rocket stamp with rocket fee opt. Also green rocket stamp mint, 100 word obituary of Zucker and 200 word+ original newspaper cutting on "Second Failure of Mail Rocket" from correspondant in Stornoway. Nice item.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F London-Manchester, Francis J. Field souvenir cover with black/white map showing all RAS air routes, franked FDI KGV photogravure 1 /2d, canc London/Air mail cds, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F London to Belfast, official cover, no b/s, Railway Air Service

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F Birmingham-Douglas, official blue/black/white RAS envelope.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service F/F Birmingham to Cowes, official cover, no b/s.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service F/F Birmingham to Cowes, official cover, no b/s.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F eighth GB Inland Airmail Service, Glasgow to Birmingham, official cover, Railway Air Service

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F eighth GB Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Glasgow, official cover, Railway Air Service

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F eighth GB Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Glasgow, official cover, Railway Air Service

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F Plymouth-Liverpool, official souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F Glasgow-London, official blue/black/white RAS envelope.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F Liverpool-Plymouth, official blue/black/white RAS envelope.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, F/F London-Glasgow, official blue/black/white RAS envelope.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F London-Glasgow, official blue/black/white RAS envelope.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F Cowes-Bristol, 21 Aug arrival ds on front, plain cover typed First Air Mail Cowes-Bristol.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, F/F London-Belfast, plain cover typed By Airmail to Belfast.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F London-Belfast, plain cover typed By Airmail to Belfast.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F Plymouth-Cardiff, bs 20/8, plain cover typed 'Railway Air Services/First United Kingdom Air mail By/Railway Air Services Ltd/between/Plymouth and Cardiff'.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, F/F London-Manchester, official blue/black/white RAS envelope.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Liverpool to Plymouth, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Teignmouth 20 Aug 1934 12.00am. Signed by the pilot Flight Lieutenant J.H.Sender.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Teignmouth to Plymouth, bs 20/8, carried all the way by air on the first day and only day of a service from Teignmouth, 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Teignmouth 20 Aug 1934 3.10pm, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Teignmouth-Plymouth'. No mail was unloaded, but mail was collected, at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey. However, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown from Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey are the Teignmouth-Plymouth covers of 20 August, of which this is one, see Redgrove p61. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Teignmouth to Plymouth, bs 20/8, carried all the way by air on the first day and only day of a service from Teignmouth, 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Teignmouth 20 Aug 1934 3.10pm, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Teignmouth-Plymouth'. No mail was unloaded, but mail was collected, at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey. However, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown from Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey are the Teignmouth-Plymouth covers of 20 August, of which this is one, see Redgrove p61. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Teignmouth to Cardiff, bs 20/8, carried all the way by air on the first day and only day of a service from Teignmouth, 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Teignmouth 20 Aug 1934 3.10pm, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Teignmouth-Cardiff'. No mail was unloaded, but mail was collected, at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey. However, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown from Teignmouth (Haldon) are north-bound covers of 20 August, of which this is one, see Redgrove p61. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Teignmouth to Liverpool, carried all the way by air on the first day and only day of a service from Teignmouth, 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Teignmouth 20 Aug 1934 3.10pm. No mail was unloaded, but mail was collected, at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey. However, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown from Teignmouth (Haldon) are north-bound covers of 20 August, of which this is one, see Redgrove p61. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Teignmouth to Plymouth, carried all the way by air on the first day and only day of a service from Teignmouth, 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Teignmouth 20 Aug 1934 3.10pm. No mail was unloaded, but mail was collected, at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey. However, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown from Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey are the Teignmouth-Plymouth covers of 20 August, of which this is one, see Redgrove p61. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Plymouth to Teigmouth, carried all the way by air on the first and only day of the Plymouth-Teigmouth service, 20th August 1934, R.D.Gilmour cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Plymouth 20 Aug 1934 3.10pm, typed 'Railway Air Services/First United Kingdom Air Mail By/Railway Air Services Ltd/Plymouth - Teignmouth'. No mail was unloaded at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey. Furthermore, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown to and unloaded at Haldon, are north-bound covers of 20 August, of which this is one, see Redgrove p61. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Cardiff to Teigmouth, bs 20/8, carried all the way by air to Plymouth on the first day of the service, 20th August 1934, and then returned by rail to Teignmouth, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Cardiff 20 Aug 1934 3.10pm, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Cardiff-Teignmouth'. No mail was unloaded at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey, and after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown to and unloaded at Haldon, are north-bound covers of 20 August. Interesting.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Cardiff to Teigmouth, bs 20/8, carried all the way by air to Plymouth on the first day of the service, 20th August 1934, and then returned by rail to Teignmouth, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Cardiff 20 Aug 1934 3.10pm, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Cardiff-Teignmouth'. No mail was unloaded at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey, and after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown to and unloaded at Haldon, are north-bound covers of 20 August. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Cowes to Southampton, bs 21/8 1.30pm, postmarked 20/8, but flown by air on 21/8, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Cowes 20 Aug 1934 11am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Cowes-Southampton'. Postmarks confirm flown, a discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Cowes to Southampton, bs 21/8 1.30pm, postmarked 20/8, but flown by air on 21/8, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Cowes 20 Aug 1934 11am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Cowes-Southampton'. Postmarks confirm flown, a discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Douglas to Belfast, bs 21/8, postmarked 20/8, but flown by air on 21/8, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Douglas 20 Aug 1934 10am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Douglas-Belfast'. Postmarks confirm flown, a discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Liverpool to Plymouth, bs 20 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Liverpool 20 Aug 1934 12.00am. Arrival date stamps are less common.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Liverpool to Plymouth, bs 20 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Liverpool 20 Aug 1934 12.00am. Arrival date stamps are less common.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Liverpool to Teigmouth, carried all the way by air to Plymouth on the first day of the service, 20th August 1934, and then returned by rail to Teignmouth, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Liverpool 20 Aug 1934 2.00am. No mail was unloaded at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey, and after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown to and unloaded at Haldon, are north-bound covers of 20 August. Interesting.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Liverpool to Teigmouth, carried all the way by air to Plymouth on the first day of the service, 20th August 1934, and then returned by rail to Teignmouth, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Liverpool 20 Aug 1934 2.00am. No mail was unloaded at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey, and after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown to and unloaded at Haldon, are north-bound covers of 20 August. Interesting.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Birmingham to Teigmouth, carried all the way by air to Plymouth on the first day of the service, 20th August 1934, and then returned by rail to Teignmouth, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Birmingham20 Aug 1934 8.30am. No mail was unloaded at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey, and after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown to and unloaded at Haldon, are north-bound covers of 20 August. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, intended F/F Manchester to Teigmouth, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Manchester 20 Aug 1934 8.30am. However, when the first flight from Glasgow on 20 August reached Manchester, all flights further south were abandoned due to bad weather, and mail was sent on by rail. Unflown, but nevertheless, an important part of the story of the launch of the UK's first national air mail service.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, intended F/F Manchester to Teigmouth, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Manchester 20 Aug 1934 8.30am. However, when the first flight from Glasgow on 20 August reached Manchester, all flights further south were abandoned due to bad weather, and mail was sent on by rail. Unflown, but nevertheless, an important part of the story of the launch of the UK's first national air mail service.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Birmingham to Liverpool, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Birmingham 20 Aug 1934 8.30am, violet three line "Posted (ms Manchester) under cover to Postmaster Birmingham" hs, typed "Manchester-Liverpool".

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Birmingham to Liverpool, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Birmingham 20 Aug 1934 8.30am, violet three line "Posted (ms Manchester) under cover to Postmaster Birmingham" hs, typed "Manchester-Liverpool".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Birmingham to Cardiff, bs 20 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Birmingham 20 Aug 1934 8.30am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Birmingham-Cardiff'. Arrival date stamps are less common.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Birmingham to Cardiff, bs 20 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Birmingham 20 Aug 1934 8.30am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Birmingham-Cardiff'. Arrival date stamps are less common.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Belfast, bs 20 Aug 1934 4pm, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6am.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Belfast, bs 20 Aug 1934 4pm, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6am.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Douglas, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6am.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Belfast, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6am.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Belfast, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6am.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Belfast, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6am.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Manchester, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6am.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Manchester, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6am.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Cardiff to Teigmouth, carried all the way by air to Plymouth on the first day of the service, 20th August 1934, and then returned by rail to Teignmouth, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Cardiff 20 Aug 1934 10am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Cardiff-Teigmouth'. No mail was unloaded at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey and, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown to and unloaded at Haldon, are north-bound covers of 20 August. Interesting.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Cardiff to Teigmouth, carried all the way by air to Plymouth on the first day of the service, 20th August 1934, and then returned by rail to Teignmouth, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Cardiff 20 Aug 1934 10am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Cardiff-Teigmouth'. No mail was unloaded at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey and, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown to and unloaded at Haldon, are north-bound covers of 20 August. Interesting.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Teignmouth to Cardiff, carried all the way by air on the first day and only day of a service from Teignmouth, 20th August 1934, plain cover typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Teignmouth-Cardiff' franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Teignmouth 20 Aug 1934 10.30am. No mail was unloaded, but mail was collected, at Teignmouth (Haldon) on the south-bound journey. However, after the 20th August, Haldon was cut out of the mail carrying programme entirely. So, the only covers actually flown from Teignmouth (Haldon) are north-bound covers of 20 August, of which this is one, see Redgrove p61. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Birmingham to Liverpool, bs 20 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d photogravure stamp and postmarked Liverpool 20 Aug 1934 6pm, ms 'First Official Flight/Birmingham to Liverpool'. "The 1 1/2d photogravure stamp was issued the same day the RAS scheme came into operation. Since the vast majority of covers were stamped in advance, flown covers of the 20th August franked with this stamp are relatively uncommon", ref Redgrove  p65.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Birmingham to Liverpool, bs 20 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d photogravure stamp and postmarked Liverpool 20 Aug 1934 6pm, ms 'First Official Flight/Birmingham to Liverpool'. "The 1 1/2d photogravure stamp was issued the same day the RAS scheme came into operation. Since the vast majority of covers were stamped in advance, flown covers of the 20th August franked with this stamp are relatively uncommon", ref Redgrove p65.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F London to Birmingham, bs 21 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 1.15pm, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/London -Birmingham'.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F London to Birmingham, bs 21 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 1.15pm, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/London -Birmingham'.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Cardiff to Birmingham, bs 21 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 11.45am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Cardiff -Birmingham'. Arrival date stamps are less common.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Cardiff to Birmingham, bs 21 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 11.45am, typed 'First Inland Air Mail Service/Cardiff -Birmingham'. Arrival date stamps are less common.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F London to Liverpool, bs 21 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d photogravure stamp and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 11.15am, typed 'By Air from Croydon to Speke/per Railway Air Services Ltd'. "The 1 1/2d photogravure stamp was issued the same day the RAS scheme came into operation. Since the vast majority of covers were stamped in advance, flown covers of the 20th August franked with this stamp are relatively uncommon, ref Redgrove  p65.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F London to Liverpool, bs 21 Aug 1934, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d photogravure stamp and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 11.15am, typed 'By Air from Croydon to Speke/per Railway Air Services Ltd'. "The 1 1/2d photogravure stamp was issued the same day the RAS scheme came into operation. Since the vast majority of covers were stamped in advance, flown covers of the 20th August franked with this stamp are relatively uncommon, ref Redgrove p65.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Liverpool to Southampton, bs 21 Aug 1934, flown as far as Birmingham on 20th, Francis Field special 'map' cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Liverpool 20 Aug 1934 7.30am.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Liverpool to Southampton, bs 21 Aug 1934, flown as far as Birmingham on 20th, Francis Field special 'map' cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Liverpool 20 Aug 1934 7.30am.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to Plymouth, bs 21 Aug 1934, flown as far as Manchester on 20th, then surface to Plymouth, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6.00am.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Birmingham to Cowes, bs 21 Aug 1934, flown as far as Bristol on 20th, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Birmingham 20 Aug 1934 11.30am. Arrival date stamps are less common.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F London to Glasgow, bs 21 Aug 1934, flown as far as Birmingham on 20th, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Birmingham 20 Aug 1934 12.30pm.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F London to Glasgow, bs 21 Aug 1934, flown as far as Birmingham on 20th, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked Birmingham 20 Aug 1934 12.30pm.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to London, bs Southend 21 Aug 1934, flown as far as Manchester on 20th, PC franked KGV 1d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6.00am. Cards are uncommon.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to London, bs Southend 21 Aug 1934, flown as far as Manchester on 20th, PC franked KGV 1d and postmarked Glasgow 20 Aug 1934 6.00am. Cards are uncommon.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, London to Douglas, official cover, no b/s,

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Manchester to London, official cover, no b/s,

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Cowes to Liverpool, official cover, no b/s,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F eighth GB Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Bristol, official cover, flown all the way on Aug 20th, signed by the pilot F/L J.H.Sender.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F eighth GB Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Bristol, official cover, flown all the way on Aug 20th, signed by the pilot F/L J.H.Sender.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, 10am Douglas to London, no arrival ds, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked fine strike 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934. According to Redgrove, p61, these covers are very rare indeed resulting from an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester (the flight to London was via the IOM-Manchester shuttle). "Only a handful were posted in time for the flight ie were postmarked 10am - the rest were postmarked 4.30pm".

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, 10am Douglas to London, no arrival ds, carried all the way by air on the first day of the service 20th August 1934, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked fine strike 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934. According to Redgrove, p61, these covers are very rare indeed resulting from an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester (the flight to London was via the IOM-Manchester shuttle). "Only a handful were posted in time for the flight ie were postmarked 10am - the rest were postmarked 4.30pm".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Cowes to Birmingham, black framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked Cowes 20 Aug 34. Postmarked 20 Aug, but carried by air Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Cowes to Birmingham, black framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked Cowes 20 Aug 34. Postmarked 20 Aug, but carried by air Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Southampton to Cardiff, black framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked Southampton 20 Aug 34. Postmarked 20 Aug, but carried by air Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Southampton to Cardiff, black framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked Southampton 20 Aug 34. Postmarked 20 Aug, but carried by air Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Manchester to London, uncommon printed "By Britain's First Intercity Air Mail" cover franked 1 1/2d, hs 'From Manchester'.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Manchester to London, uncommon printed "By Britain's First Intercity Air Mail" cover franked 1 1/2d, hs 'From Manchester'.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Belfast to London, 21/8 arrival ds, green framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, carried by surface and air.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Belfast to London, 21/8 arrival ds, green framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, carried by surface and air.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Belfast to Cowes, bs 21/8, green framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, carried by surface and air.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Belfast to Cowes, bs 21/8, green framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, carried by surface and air.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, London to Manchester, black framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, carried by surface and air.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, London to Manchester, black framed 'map' cover franked 1 1/2d, carried by surface and air.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, 1934, Plymouth to Cardiff, official blue/black/white souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked Plymouth 20 Aug 34 machine ds tying black/pink Pitman label,  "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Plymouth-Cardiff". Scarce.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Services, 1934, Plymouth to Cardiff, official blue/black/white souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked Plymouth 20 Aug 34 machine ds tying black/pink Pitman label, "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Plymouth-Cardiff". Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service/Highland Airways, first acceptance for Kirkwall from Cardiff, flown by F/F Railway Air Service on 21/8/34 from Cardiff-Birmingham-Glasgow, then by Highland Airways from Inverness-Kirkwall, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Cardiff 11.30am 20 Aug 34, bs Kirkwall 1.45pm 21 Aug 34, ms 'By first flight Railway Air Service/ and Inverness-Kirwall.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service/Highland Airways, first acceptance for Kirkwall from Cardiff, flown by F/F Railway Air Service on 21/8/34 from Cardiff-Birmingham-Glasgow, then by Highland Airways from Inverness-Kirkwall, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Cardiff 11.30am 20 Aug 34, bs Kirkwall 1.45pm 21 Aug 34, ms 'By first flight Railway Air Service/ and Inverness-Kirwall.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service/Highland Airways, first acceptance for Kirkwall from Manchester, flown by F/F Railway Air Service on 20/8/34 from Manchester-Glasgow, then by Highland Airways from Inverness-Kirkwall, black/blue special cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Manchester 10.45am 20 Aug 34, bs 1.45pm Kirkwall 21 Aug 34, typed 'By first flight Railway Air Service/ and Inverness-Kirwall.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service/Highland Airways, first acceptance for Kirkwall from Manchester, flown by F/F Railway Air Service on 20/8/34 from Manchester-Glasgow, then by Highland Airways from Inverness-Kirkwall, black/blue special cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Manchester 10.45am 20 Aug 34, bs 1.45pm Kirkwall 21 Aug 34, typed 'By first flight Railway Air Service/ and Inverness-Kirwall.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS/Scottish Airways, an unusual double first flight cover flown F/F RAS Glasgow-Manchester 20 Aug 1934, then Scottish Airways first Kirkwall 31 July 1939 to North Ronaldsway 31 July 1939, official RAS souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d from Glasgow, and 1 1/2d again from Kirkwall.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS/Scottish Airways, an unusual double first flight cover flown F/F RAS Glasgow-Manchester 20 Aug 1934, then Scottish Airways first Kirkwall 31 July 1939 to North Ronaldsway 31 July 1939, official RAS souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d from Glasgow, and 1 1/2d again from Kirkwall.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F flown from Plymouth to Cardiff, bs 20/8, official cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F flown from Plymouth to Cardiff, bs 20/8, official cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, 1934, Plymouth to Teignmouth, official blue/black/white souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked Plymouth 20 Aug 34 machine ds tying black/pink Pitman label,  "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Plymouth-Cardiff".

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Services, 1934, Plymouth to Teignmouth, official blue/black/white souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked Plymouth 20 Aug 34 machine ds tying black/pink Pitman label, "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Plymouth-Cardiff".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First acceptance of mail from Belfast/Glasgow for carriage on RAS F/F from Glasgow to Manchester, then rail to London, then by air from London to Paris, bs 21/8, official cover franked 4d tied Belfast 20 Aug 1934 machine cancel. Non invasive top corner nibbles, otherwise good.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
First acceptance of mail from Belfast/Glasgow for carriage on RAS F/F from Glasgow to Manchester, then rail to London, then by air from London to Paris, bs 21/8, official cover franked 4d tied Belfast 20 Aug 1934 machine cancel. Non invasive top corner nibbles, otherwise good.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS expedited delivery cover, flown from Glasgow to London, bs same day arrival  20 Aug, official cover franked 6 1/2d, fine strike black oval "Post Office/Express/Delvery" hs. Uncommon.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS expedited delivery cover, flown from Glasgow to London, bs same day arrival 20 Aug, official cover franked 6 1/2d, fine strike black oval "Post Office/Express/Delvery" hs. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F flown Bristol to Birmingham, bs 21/8, officia cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F flown Bristol to Birmingham, bs 21/8, officia cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Bristol to the Isle of Wight, official cover franked 1 1/2d, Bristol 20 Aug 34 machine cancel tied by black/pink Pitman label,  "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Bristol-Isle of Wight".

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F Bristol to the Isle of Wight, official cover franked 1 1/2d, Bristol 20 Aug 34 machine cancel tied by black/pink Pitman label, "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Bristol-Isle of Wight".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Cardiff to Bristol, official cover franked 1 1/2d, signed by David Cubitt, the Chief Pilot of Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F Cardiff to Bristol, official cover franked 1 1/2d, signed by David Cubitt, the Chief Pilot of Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Intended F/F Belfast to Glasgow, bs 12.15am 21 Aug, not flown because the London-Glasgow service was abandoned at Birmingham. However, because this had been sent 'Express', it arrived at 12.15am next day ( the usual arrival time being 7am). An official cover franked 6d (Express Delivery) and FDI 1 1/2d photogravure, red/white "Post Office/Express/Delivery" label. Note very few official RAS covers bear the 1 1/2d photogravure because the great majority of official covers had been prepared in advance. An unusual and interesting - a nice one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Intended F/F Belfast to Glasgow, bs 12.15am 21 Aug, not flown because the London-Glasgow service was abandoned at Birmingham. However, because this had been sent 'Express', it arrived at 12.15am next day ( the usual arrival time being 7am). An official cover franked 6d (Express Delivery) and FDI 1 1/2d photogravure, red/white "Post Office/Express/Delivery" label. Note very few official RAS covers bear the 1 1/2d photogravure because the great majority of official covers had been prepared in advance. An unusual and interesting - a nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Belfast to Glasgow,bs 7am 21 Aug 34, official cover f ranked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F Belfast to Glasgow,bs 7am 21 Aug 34, official cover f ranked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Belfast to Manchester, official cover franked 1 1/2d, Bristol 20 Aug 34 machine cancel tied by black/pink Pitman label,  "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Belfast-Manchester". The plane did not proceed beyond Manchester because of bad weather.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F Belfast to Manchester, official cover franked 1 1/2d, Bristol 20 Aug 34 machine cancel tied by black/pink Pitman label, "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Belfast-Manchester". The plane did not proceed beyond Manchester because of bad weather.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Cowes to Bristol, official cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Cowesl 20 Aug 34 cds, black/pink Pitman label,  "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Isle of Wight/Bristol".

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F Cowes to Bristol, official cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Cowesl 20 Aug 34 cds, black/pink Pitman label, "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Isle of Wight/Bristol".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Belfast-Manchester, official cover franked 1 1/2d, tied Belfast 20 Aug 34 machine cancel, black/pink Pitman label,  "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Befast-Manchester".

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F Belfast-Manchester, official cover franked 1 1/2d, tied Belfast 20 Aug 34 machine cancel, black/pink Pitman label, "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Befast-Manchester".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Belfast-Manchester, bs 20/8, official cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS F/F Belfast-Manchester, bs 20/8, official cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First acceptance for Sweden for carriage on the Railway Air Service new air mail service, F/F London to Liverpool, then OAT same day on KLM service to Malmo, Malmo/Luftpost/20.8.34 arrival ds verso, airmail etiquette envelope franked KGV 1/2d, 2d and 3d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 1.15pm, typed "1ier Vol. By First Flight/Rail Air Services/20/8/34".

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
First acceptance for Sweden for carriage on the Railway Air Service new air mail service, F/F London to Liverpool, then OAT same day on KLM service to Malmo, Malmo/Luftpost/20.8.34 arrival ds verso, airmail etiquette envelope franked KGV 1/2d, 2d and 3d and postmarked London 20 Aug 1934 1.15pm, typed "1ier Vol. By First Flight/Rail Air Services/20/8/34".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, Douglas to Birmingham via Manchester, bs Birmingham 21 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to Birmingham, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to Birmingham". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are very rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am. Only 10 such are known and even fewer have back stamps.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, Douglas to Birmingham via Manchester, bs Birmingham 21 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to Birmingham, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to Birmingham". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are very rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am. Only 10 such are known and even fewer have back stamps.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a very rare first flight, flown Douglas to Manchester direct, bs 20 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to Manchester". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am. Only 10 are said to exist and even fewer have an August 20th back stamp. This fine cover will be the jewel in any RAS collector's crown.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, a very rare first flight, flown Douglas to Manchester direct, bs 20 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to Manchester". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am. Only 10 are said to exist and even fewer have an August 20th back stamp. This fine cover will be the jewel in any RAS collector's crown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS, London to Lisburn, N Ireland, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London FS/Air Mail. tying airmail etiquette, violet st. line 'By ir Mail Only' hs, also plale blue/yellow 'Give Your Letter Wings' vignette on front.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
RAS, London to Lisburn, N Ireland, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London FS/Air Mail. tying airmail etiquette, violet st. line 'By ir Mail Only' hs, also plale blue/yellow 'Give Your Letter Wings' vignette on front.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue.Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue.Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Cowes to Liverpool, arrival cds 22rd August 1934, business postage paid envelope  unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Services, F/F Cowes to Liverpool, arrival cds 22rd August 1934, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Southampton to Liverpool, arrival cds 22nd August 1934 on front, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Services, F/F Southampton to Liverpool, arrival cds 22nd August 1934 on front, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Double first flight, Railway Air Services F/F Glasgow to Belfast on the 20th of August 1934, and then re flown on the Scottish Airways 31st of July 1939 F/F between North Ronaldshay and Kirkwall, bs 31/7, official RAS cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow cds, and 1 1/2d canc North Ronalsdshay cds.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Double first flight, Railway Air Services F/F Glasgow to Belfast on the 20th of August 1934, and then re flown on the Scottish Airways 31st of July 1939 F/F between North Ronaldshay and Kirkwall, bs 31/7, official RAS cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow cds, and 1 1/2d canc North Ronalsdshay cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Double first flight, Railway Air Services F/F Glasgow to Belfast on the 20th of August 1934, and then re flown on the Scottish Airways 31st of July 1939 F/F between Kirkwall and North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, official RAS cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow cds, and 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Double first flight, Railway Air Services F/F Glasgow to Belfast on the 20th of August 1934, and then re flown on the Scottish Airways 31st of July 1939 F/F between Kirkwall and North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, official RAS cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow cds, and 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope  unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 20
Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Isle of Wight to the Orkneys, Cowes to Kirkwall, bs 22/8, carried on the RAS F/F fom Cowes to Manchester, then OAT to Inverness by Higland Airways, official cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cowes cds.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
Isle of Wight to the Orkneys, Cowes to Kirkwall, bs 22/8, carried on the RAS F/F fom Cowes to Manchester, then OAT to Inverness by Higland Airways, official cover franked 1 1/2d canc Cowes cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Liverpool to Cowes, bs 21/8, official cover, magenta framed 'map' cachet.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Liverpool to Cowes, bs 21/8, official cover, magenta framed 'map' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Belfast to Bristol, etiquette cover, green framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Belfast to Bristol, etiquette cover, green framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Manchester to Cowes, bs 21/8, etiquette cover, black framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Manchester to Cowes, bs 21/8, etiquette cover, black framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Manchester, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Manchester, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to London, bs 21/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to London, bs 21/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Douglas, bs 21/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Douglas, bs 21/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Belfast, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Belfast, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Glasgow to Birmingham to Manchester, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, blue framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Glasgow to Birmingham to Manchester, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, blue framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Glasgow to London, bs 21/8, etiquette cover, blue framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Glasgow to London, bs 21/8, etiquette cover, blue framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Glasgow to Cowes, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, blue framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Glasgow to Cowes, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, blue framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Glasgow, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Birmingham to Glasgow, bs 22/8, etiquette cover, red framed 'map' cover, franked 1 1/2d, carried in the first through flight on Aug 21.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce non philatelic F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Cowes to Liverpool, arrival ds on front, and on to Anglesey bs 23/8, "Official Paid" OHMS window cover with original enclosure, postmarked Cowes 20 Aug 34. Postmarked 20 Aug, but carried by air Aug 21.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
Scarce non philatelic F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Cowes to Liverpool, arrival ds on front, and on to Anglesey bs 23/8, "Official Paid" OHMS window cover with original enclosure, postmarked Cowes 20 Aug 34. Postmarked 20 Aug, but carried by air Aug 21.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Glasgow to London, no arrival ds, Gilmour cover, plain airmail etiquette cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Liverpool to Cowes, bs 21/8, plain airmail etiquette cover, magenta framed 'map' cachet.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
F/F Railway Air Service Inland Airmail Service, Liverpool to Cowes, bs 21/8, plain airmail etiquette cover, magenta framed 'map' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, flown throughout on August 21st on the new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to London, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d photogravure stamp and postmarked Glasgow 21 Aug 1934 12.15pm. "Flown covers bearing postmarks of August 21st are difficult to come by", ref Redgrove p65.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
Railway Air Service, flown throughout on August 21st on the new air mail service, F/F Glasgow to London, plain cover franked KGV 1 1/2d photogravure stamp and postmarked Glasgow 21 Aug 1934 12.15pm. "Flown covers bearing postmarks of August 21st are difficult to come by", ref Redgrove p65.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, flown throughout on August 21st on the new air mail service, F/F Manchester to Birmingham, bs 22/8, plain cover franked KGV 1d & 1/2d  and postmarked Manchester 21 Aug 1934 10.45am. "Flown covers bearing postmarks of August 21st are difficult to come by", ref Redgrove p65.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
Railway Air Service, flown throughout on August 21st on the new air mail service, F/F Manchester to Birmingham, bs 22/8, plain cover franked KGV 1d & 1/2d and postmarked Manchester 21 Aug 1934 10.45am. "Flown covers bearing postmarks of August 21st are difficult to come by", ref Redgrove p65.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, flown throughout on August 21st on the new air mail service, F/F Manchester to London, bs 21/8, Francis Field special black 'map' cover, franked KGV 1 1/2d photogravure stamp and postmarked Manchester 21 Aug 1934 10.45am. "Flown covers bearing postmarks of August 21st are difficult to come by", ref Redgrove p65.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
Railway Air Service, flown throughout on August 21st on the new air mail service, F/F Manchester to London, bs 21/8, Francis Field special black 'map' cover, franked KGV 1 1/2d photogravure stamp and postmarked Manchester 21 Aug 1934 10.45am. "Flown covers bearing postmarks of August 21st are difficult to come by", ref Redgrove p65.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
Railway Air Service, first through flight Belfast-London, London arrival ds on front tying a further FDI KGV photogravure1 1/2d stamp affixed to ensure confirmation of arrival, Francis J. Field souvenir cover with green/white map showing all RAS air routes, franked FDI KGV photogravure 1 /2d, postmarked Belfast 21 Aug/1934 machine cancel, airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, first through flight Glasgow-Birmingham, bs 22/8, Francis J. Field souvenir cover with blue/white map showing all RAS air routes, franked FDI KGV photogravure 1 /2d, postmarked Glasgow 21 Aug/1934 machine cancel, airmail etiquette. The 21/8 flight was cancelled due to bad wather.

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
Railway Air Service, first through flight Glasgow-Birmingham, bs 22/8, Francis J. Field souvenir cover with blue/white map showing all RAS air routes, franked FDI KGV photogravure 1 /2d, postmarked Glasgow 21 Aug/1934 machine cancel, airmail etiquette. The 21/8 flight was cancelled due to bad wather.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
Railway Air Service/Highland Airways, F/F Birmingham-Kirkwall, no arrival ds, Francis J. Field souvenir cover with red/white map showing all RAS air routes, franked FDI KGV photogravure 1 /2d, postmarked Birmingham 21 Aug/1934 machine cancel, airmail etiquette. The 21/8 flight was cancelled due to bad weather, so this cover was railed to Inverness, then flown by Highland Airways to Kirkwall.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First through flight by air, Glasgow to Cowes, bs 22/8, blue/cream map cover August 21cds, Railway Air Service, scarce

GB Internal, 1934, Aug 21
First through flight by air, Glasgow to Cowes, bs 22/8, blue/cream map cover August 21cds, Railway Air Service, scarce

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 24
Railway Air Service flown all the way Cardiff to Liverpool, plain cover franked FDC 1d stamp, SG 440 x2, typed "First Day Cover/New Penny Stamp/Flown Cardiff-Liverpool RAS Airmail".

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 24
Railway Air Service flown all the way Plymouth to Liverpool, bs 25/9, plain cover franked FDC new 1d SG 440 and 1d, typed "Plymouth-Liverpool".

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 24
Railway Air Service flown all the way Cardiff to Liverpool, plain cover franked FDC 1d stamp, SG 440 x2, typed "First Day Cover/New Penny Stamp/Flown Cardiff-Liverpool RAS Airmail".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, acceptance for the United States, Birmingham, UK, to Chicago, bs 5/10 for carriage on the Birmingham to London leg of the RAS airmail service, plain cover franked FDC new 1d  SG 440 and 1/2d, typed "By Air B'ham to London". By air from Birmingham to London, then surface to US. Nice item.

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 24
Railway Air Service, acceptance for the United States, Birmingham, UK, to Chicago, bs 5/10 for carriage on the Birmingham to London leg of the RAS airmail service, plain cover franked FDC new 1d SG 440 and 1/2d, typed "By Air B'ham to London". By air from Birmingham to London, then surface to US. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service flown all the way Cardiff to Liverpool, plain cover franked FDC 1d stamp, SG 440 x2, typed "First Day Cover/New Penny Stamp/Flown Cardiff-Liverpool RAS Airmail".

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 24
Railway Air Service flown all the way Cardiff to Liverpool, plain cover franked FDC 1d stamp, SG 440 x2, typed "First Day Cover/New Penny Stamp/Flown Cardiff-Liverpool RAS Airmail".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Letter flown from Birmingham to Liverpool, POA 24 Sep 34,  airmail etiquette cover franked 1/2d + FDI 1d photogravure, fine strike special square violet 'RAS/3d Paid' and 'Birmingham Snow Hill/GW 31' hs's, typed "Railway Letter/To be posted on arrival at Liverpool". A nice example of first class mail accepted with an additional 3d air surcharge for carriage by air, and onwards from destination airport by normal GPO service thereafter. The earliest known date is Sep 23.

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 24
Railway Air Letter flown from Birmingham to Liverpool, POA 24 Sep 34, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/2d + FDI 1d photogravure, fine strike special square violet 'RAS/3d Paid' and 'Birmingham Snow Hill/GW 31' hs's, typed "Railway Letter/To be posted on arrival at Liverpool". A nice example of first class mail accepted with an additional 3d air surcharge for carriage by air, and onwards from destination airport by normal GPO service thereafter. The earliest known date is Sep 23.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Liverpool service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Service/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham.

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Liverpool service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Service/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Bristol service, Cardiff to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Services/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Bristol service, Cardiff to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Services/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Bristol service, Cardiff to Liverpool, 30/9 arrival ds on front, prepaid business cover, "Last Flight/Sept 29 1934" cachet. The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Bristol service, Cardiff to Liverpool, 30/9 arrival ds on front, prepaid business cover, "Last Flight/Sept 29 1934" cachet. The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Bristol service, Cardiff to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Services/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Bristol service, Cardiff to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Services/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Service, last flight of the Liverpool-Plymouth service, Liverpool to Plymouth, bs 29/9, special envelope prepared for the parent company Imperial Airways Ltd, franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Liverpool cds, weak strike "Last Flight/Sept 29 1934" cachet. The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight of the Liverpool-Plymouth service, Birmingham to Liverpool, bs 30/9,  to Plymouth, bs 29/9, prepaid business cover canc Birmingham cds. The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Service, last flight of the Liverpool-Plymouth service, Birmingham to Liverpool, bs 30/9, to Plymouth, bs 29/9, prepaid business cover canc Birmingham cds. The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Service, last flight of the Liverpool-Plymouth service, Plymouth to Birmingham, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Plymouth cds. The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. A nice addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Service, Last flight Cardiff-Liverpool, no arrival ds, plain cover with green biplane cachet in bottom lh corner, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'Railway Air Services/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool', pale blue/white etiquette.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, Bristol to Liverpool via Birmingham, Liverpool arrival cds on front, official souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Bristol cds, flown on the last day of the last flight stage from Birmingham to Liverpool,  comma violet two line 'Last Flight /Sept 29th .

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Services, Bristol to Liverpool via Birmingham, Liverpool arrival cds on front, official souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Bristol cds, flown on the last day of the last flight stage from Birmingham to Liverpool, comma violet two line 'Last Flight /Sept 29th .

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, last flight of the Birmingham-Liverpool stage, London to Liverpool, arrival cds 1/10/1934 verso, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', two lie 'Last Flight/Sept 29, 1934' cachet. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

GB Internal, 1934, Sep 29
Railway Air Services, last flight of the Birmingham-Liverpool stage, London to Liverpool, arrival cds 1/10/1934 verso, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', two lie 'Last Flight/Sept 29, 1934' cachet. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable for the Glasgow-London service, Glasgow to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Glasgow 6am/1 Oct/34, ms 'By Air Glasgow-Croydon'. The time table change was a 9am depart, in place of 9.15am, for the south bound plane, and a morning instead of an afternoon departure for the north bound plane. This was the only mail carrying service remaining in operation after 29 September, when all other routes were terminated prior to the introduction of a completely new time table on 1 November 1934.  A rare and esoteric item for the RAS specialist.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable for the Glasgow-London service, Glasgow to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Glasgow 6am/1 Oct/34, ms 'By Air Glasgow-Croydon'. The time table change was a 9am depart, in place of 9.15am, for the south bound plane, and a morning instead of an afternoon departure for the north bound plane. This was the only mail carrying service remaining in operation after 29 September, when all other routes were terminated prior to the introduction of a completely new time table on 1 November 1934. A rare and esoteric item for the RAS specialist.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Interrupted last flight, Railway Air Service, London to Birmingham, bs 2/11, Philatelic Magazine cover cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 9am, typed "Oct 31 Last flight". In the new timetable from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this flight was scheduled to be the last time that mail was carried by air from London to Birmingham. Unfortunately the north bound plane from London was forced to land at Stoke, and mail for Birmingham had to be taken out and forwarded to that city by motor, see Redgrove p72. Scarce item.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Interrupted last flight, Railway Air Service, London to Birmingham, bs 2/11, Philatelic Magazine cover cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 9am, typed "Oct 31 Last flight". In the new timetable from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this flight was scheduled to be the last time that mail was carried by air from London to Birmingham. Unfortunately the north bound plane from London was forced to land at Stoke, and mail for Birmingham had to be taken out and forwarded to that city by motor, see Redgrove p72. Scarce item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Interupted last flight, Railway Air Service, London to Glasgow, plain cover cover franked 1 1/2d canc London, Willton Rfoad, 31 Oct 34, typed "By Air Mail/London-Glasgow". In the new timetable, from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this flight was scheduled to be the last time that mail was carried by air from London to Birmingham. Unfortunately the north bound plane from London was forced to land at Stoke, and mail for Birmingham had to be taken out and forwarded to that city by motor. Mail from London to Glasgow was , see Redgrove p72. Sarce item.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Interupted last flight, Railway Air Service, London to Glasgow, plain cover cover franked 1 1/2d canc London, Willton Rfoad, 31 Oct 34, typed "By Air Mail/London-Glasgow". In the new timetable, from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this flight was scheduled to be the last time that mail was carried by air from London to Birmingham. Unfortunately the north bound plane from London was forced to land at Stoke, and mail for Birmingham had to be taken out and forwarded to that city by motor. Mail from London to Glasgow was , see Redgrove p72. Sarce item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight from Manchester to Birmingham, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Manchester 31 Oct 34 1.15am cds, typed "Manchester-Birmingham/Oct 31 Last Flight" In the new timetable, from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this was the last time that mail was carried by air to and from Manchester, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Railway Air Service, last flight from Manchester to Birmingham, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Manchester 31 Oct 34 1.15am cds, typed "Manchester-Birmingham/Oct 31 Last Flight" In the new timetable, from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this was the last time that mail was carried by air to and from Manchester, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Railway Air Service, last flight from Manchester to London, 31 Oct 10pm arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Manchester 31 Oct 34 1.15am, ms "Manchester-London/Oct 31 Last Flight". In the new timetable from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this was the last time that mail was carried by air to and from Manchester, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Interupted last flight, Railway Air Service, Birmingham to Glasgow, bs 1/11 7am, plain cover cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 9am, typed "Birmingham-Glasgow/Oct 31 Last flight". In the new timetable from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this flight was scheduled to be the last time that mail was carried by air from Birmingham to Glasgow. Unfortunately the north bound plane from London was forced to land at Stoke, and mail for Birmingham had to be taken out and forwarded to that city by motor, so no mail was flown north of Birmingham, see Redgrove p72. Unflown, but associated with a significant accident, and scarce.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Interupted last flight, Railway Air Service, Birmingham to Glasgow, bs 1/11 7am, plain cover cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 9am, typed "Birmingham-Glasgow/Oct 31 Last flight". In the new timetable from 1 November, Liverpool replaced Manchester and Birmingham, so this flight was scheduled to be the last time that mail was carried by air from Birmingham to Glasgow. Unfortunately the north bound plane from London was forced to land at Stoke, and mail for Birmingham had to be taken out and forwarded to that city by motor, so no mail was flown north of Birmingham, see Redgrove p72. Unflown, but associated with a significant accident, and scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Birmingham to Manchester, 1/11 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham (weak)/31 Oct 34 (strong) cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air to and from Manchester and Birmingham, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Birmingham to Manchester, 1/11 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham (weak)/31 Oct 34 (strong) cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air to and from Manchester and Birmingham, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, London to Manchester, 1/11 arrival ds's front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London SW1 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from London to Manchester, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, London to Manchester, 1/11 arrival ds's front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London SW1 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from London to Manchester, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Belfast to Manchester, 1/11 arrival ds's front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from Belfast to Manchester, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Belfast to Manchester, 1/11 arrival ds's front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from Belfast to Manchester, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Birmingham to London, 1/11 arrival ds's front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from Birmingham to London, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Birmingham to London, 1/11 arrival ds's front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from Birmingham to London, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Railway Air Service, last flights from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Birmingham to London, 1/11 arrival ds's front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from Birmingham to London, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Birmingham to London, 1/11 arrival ds's front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from Birmingham to London, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Oct 31
Railway Air Service, last flight from Manchester and Birmingham, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, Birmingham to London, 1/11 arrival ds's front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Birmingham 31 Oct 34 cds. This was the last time that mail was carried by air from Birmingham to London, see Redgrove p71. Timetable and route changes make a nice addition to an aerophilatelic collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight London to Liverpool, bs 1/11 8pm, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc London/1 Nov/34 cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail direct from London to Liverpool, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/9.15pm 31 Oct 1034. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Belfast and Liverpool, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/9.15pm 31 Oct 1034. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Belfast and Liverpool, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/9.15pm 31 Oct 1034. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Belfast and Liverpool see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/9.15pm 31 Oct 1034. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Belfast and Liverpool see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Croydon, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that mail was flown from Liverpool to Croydon (for London).

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Croydon, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that mail was flown from Liverpool to Croydon (for London).

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Glasgow, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that RAS carried mail between Liverpool and Glasgow.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Glasgow, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that RAS carried mail between Liverpool and Glasgow.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first flight Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Liverpool and Glasgow, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first flight Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Liverpool and Glasgow, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10.30am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Liverpool and Glasgow, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10.30am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Liverpool and Glasgow, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, bs 1/11/34, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10am cds, violet 'First Flight' hs. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail direct from Liverpool to Belfast, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, bs 1/11/34, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10am cds, violet 'First Flight' hs. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail direct from Liverpool to Belfast, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to London, bs 2/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that RAS carried mail direct from Liverpool to Croydon (for London),see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to London, bs 2/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that RAS carried mail direct from Liverpool to Croydon (for London),see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to London, RAS souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10amcds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that RAS carried mail direct from Liverpool to Croydon (for London), see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to London, RAS souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10amcds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that RAS carried mail direct from Liverpool to Croydon (for London), see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, bs 1/11/34 6.15pm, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10.30am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail direct from  Liverpool to Belfast, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, bs 1/11/34 6.15pm, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool/1 Nov/34 10.30am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail direct from Liverpool to Belfast, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow/1 Nov/34 7.15am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Glasgow and Liverpool, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow/1 Nov/34 7.15am cds. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Glasgow and Liverpool, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
F/F New Contract, Liverpool to Glasgow, plain cover, no b/s cover, Railway Air Service

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, F/F new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland, Liverpool-Glasgow, plain etiquette cover franked FDI KGV photogravure 1 /2d, postmarked Glasgow 1 Nov/1934 on arrival, special purple boxed "RAS/3d PAID" and "Liverpool, Lime Street" cachets.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' cachet applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' cachet applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New Contract, Liverpool to London, fine boxed purple Railway Air Service 3d paid, and Liverpoool, Lime St cachets, POA Croydon 1/11, Railway Air Service.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 01
F/F New Contract, Liverpool to London, fine boxed purple Railway Air Service 3d paid, and Liverpoool, Lime St cachets, POA Croydon 1/11, Railway Air Service.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, F/F Belfast-Liverpool on new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, plain etiquette cover franked KGV photogravure 1 1/2d, postmarked Belfast 1 Nov/1934, purple boxed "RAS/3d PAID" cachet, '1 Nov 1934' hs, and typed "First RAS Flight/Belfast-Liverpool".

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, F/F Belfast-Liverpool on new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, plain etiquette cover franked KGV photogravure 1 1/2d, postmarked Belfast 1 Nov/1934, purple boxed "RAS/3d PAID" cachet, '1 Nov 1934' hs, and typed "First RAS Flight/Belfast-Liverpool".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, F/F Liverpool-Belfast on new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, plain etiquette cover franked KGV photogravure 1 1/2d, POA Belfast 1 Nov/1934, purple boxed Railway Letter "RAS/3d PAID" and 'Liverpool, Lime Street' cachets..

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, F/F Liverpool-Belfast on new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, plain etiquette cover franked KGV photogravure 1 1/2d, POA Belfast 1 Nov/1934, purple boxed Railway Letter "RAS/3d PAID" and 'Liverpool, Lime Street' cachets..

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, F/F new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland, Liverpool-Glasgow, plain etiquette cover franked FDI KGV photogravure 1 /2d, postmarked Glasgow 1 Nov/1934 on arrival, special purple boxed "RAS/3d PAID" and "Liverpool, Lime Street" cachets.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, F/F new timetable which put Liverpool into direct aerial communication with Scotland, Liverpool-Glasgow, plain etiquette cover franked FDI KGV photogravure 1 /2d, postmarked Glasgow 1 Nov/1934 on arrival, special purple boxed "RAS/3d PAID" and "Liverpool, Lime Street" cachets.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Croydon, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that mail was flown from Liverpool to Croydon (for London).

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Croydon, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, and the first time also that mail was flown from Liverpool to Croydon (for London).

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, F/F New Contract, Liverpool to Glasgow, Philatelic Magazine cover, franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 1
Railway Air Service, F/F New Contract, Liverpool to Glasgow, Philatelic Magazine cover, franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, second direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon/2 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed black 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Glasgow Central, cachet applied in Glasgow. This was the first service to put Liverpool into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 2
Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, second direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon/2 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed black 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Glasgow Central, cachet applied in Glasgow. This was the first service to put Liverpool into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland, see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, last mail carrying flight London-Glasgow, plain etiquette cover franked 1 /2d, postmarked Wilton Rd SW1 cds, oval black "Glasgow Central/1 Dec 1934/Enquiry Office" arrival cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Letter, franked 1 1/2d, from Glasgow 6am to London, no arrival ds, for carriage by the last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office,  airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d, special square blackblue 'RAS/3d Paid' hs, typed "Air Railex". This cover was delivered to the railway station by the sender for delivery to the nearest RAS airpost, so is a Raliway Letter not a 'Railex' item.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Letter, franked 1 1/2d, from Glasgow 6am to London, no arrival ds, for carriage by the last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d, special square blackblue 'RAS/3d Paid' hs, typed "Air Railex". This cover was delivered to the railway station by the sender for delivery to the nearest RAS airpost, so is a Raliway Letter not a 'Railex' item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Letter, franked 1 1/2d, from Belfast to London, bs Southend on Sea, for carriage by the last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast cds tying airmail etiquette, special square green 'RAS/3d Paid' hs. This cover was delivered to the railway station by the sender for delivery to the nearest RAS airpost, so it is a Railway Letter not a 'Railex' item.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Letter, franked 1 1/2d, from Belfast to London, bs Southend on Sea, for carriage by the last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast cds tying airmail etiquette, special square green 'RAS/3d Paid' hs. This cover was delivered to the railway station by the sender for delivery to the nearest RAS airpost, so it is a Railway Letter not a 'Railex' item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, interrupted last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, London to Liverpool, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. Forced landing at Birmingham, so sent on by train.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, interrupted last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, London to Liverpool, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. Forced landing at Birmingham, so sent on by train.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Manchester to London, no arrival ds, plain etiquette cover franked 1 /2d, postmarked Manchester cds, typed "Per RAS/Last Flight".

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Manchester to London, no arrival ds, plain etiquette cover franked 1 /2d, postmarked Manchester cds, typed "Per RAS/Last Flight".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Glasgow 6am to London 31/11 4pm arrival ds, special blue RAS receiving cachet, Railway Air Services.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Glasgow 6am to London 31/11 4pm arrival ds, special blue RAS receiving cachet, Railway Air Services.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Glasgow 6am Liverpool bs 30/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Glasgow 6am Liverpool bs 30/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Glasgow 6am Liverpool 1/12 ,arrival ds on front ds, uncommon Business Reply Envelope (No Postage Needed).

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Glasgow 6am Liverpool 1/12 ,arrival ds on front ds, uncommon Business Reply Envelope (No Postage Needed).

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, interrupted last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, London 8.15am to Liverpool 1/12 arrival ds on front ds, uncommon Business Reply Envelope (No Postage Needed). Forced landing at Birmingham, so sent on by train.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, interrupted last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, London 8.15am to Liverpool 1/12 arrival ds on front ds, uncommon Business Reply Envelope (No Postage Needed). Forced landing at Birmingham, so sent on by train.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, interrupted last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, London to Glasgow, bs oval 'Glagow Central/1 Dec 1934/Enquiry Office', airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. Forced landing at Birmingham, so sent on by train.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, interrupted last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, London to Glasgow, bs oval 'Glagow Central/1 Dec 1934/Enquiry Office', airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. Forced landing at Birmingham, so sent on by train.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, interrupted last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Liverpool to Glasgow, bs 1/12, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. Plane damaged on landing at Liverpool, so sent by train. Unflown.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Railway Air Service, interrupted last dispatch of the current Railway Air Services contract with the Post Office, Liverpool to Glasgow, bs 1/12, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d. Plane damaged on landing at Liverpool, so sent by train. Unflown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare Highland AW last flight of the Inverness-Kirkwall experimental service which opened 29/5/34. On the 1/12/34 the service was put on a permanent basis, see Beith p8. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, bs Kirkwall 30/11, typed 'Inverness-Kirkwall/Nov 30, 1934/Last Day of old contract'.. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, Nov 30
Rare Highland AW last flight of the Inverness-Kirkwall experimental service which opened 29/5/34. On the 1/12/34 the service was put on a permanent basis, see Beith p8. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, bs Kirkwall 30/11, typed 'Inverness-Kirkwall/Nov 30, 1934/Last Day of old contract'.. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cross envelopes unused. A study of the two different types. On the Kirwall-Inverness and Inverness-KIrkwall envelopes the names are in bolder and larger type, and are separated by a single bar. On the to and from Kirkwall, and the to and from Wick envelopes the separating bars are in three sections. See image. A nice item and one for the exhibit. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Cross envelopes unused. A study of the two different types. On the Kirwall-Inverness and Inverness-KIrkwall envelopes the names are in bolder and larger type, and are separated by a single bar. On the to and from Kirkwall, and the to and from Wick envelopes the separating bars are in three sections. See image. A nice item and one for the exhibit. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, Cross cover franked 11/2d with special red/blue vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, Cross cover franked 11/2d with special red/blue vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, official three line arrival date stamp tying special special red/blue vignette,  red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick/1pm/1 Dec 34 cds, Around 125 of these company covers with the special vignette were carried on this flight, which also meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover, see p43. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, official three line arrival date stamp tying special special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick/1pm/1 Dec 34 cds, Around 125 of these company covers with the special vignette were carried on this flight, which also meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover, see p43. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope,Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, bs,  rare grey/brick red 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope, franked 1 1/2d. See Redgrove p49. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Scarce 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope,Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, bs, rare grey/brick red 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope, franked 1 1/2d. See Redgrove p49. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce 'John O'Groats Advertising Envelope', Type ii, issued for general airmail use, creamy white  with aeroplane in green and pale red, and inscribed above 'Inverness-Wick/Air Mail'. See Redgrove p49. Image.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Scarce 'John O'Groats Advertising Envelope', Type ii, issued for general airmail use, creamy white with aeroplane in green and pale red, and inscribed above 'Inverness-Wick/Air Mail'. See Redgrove p49. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, first southbound mail from Wick, red/green/cream 'John O'Groat Journal/First Air Mail from Wick/Order Your Christmas Number Now' cover, addressed to Edinburgh, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Wick/Caithness/ 1 Dec 34'. Also the official insert giving details of the service printed in green on one side only (see Redgrove p47).A scarce item in fine condition.  Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways, first southbound mail from Wick, red/green/cream 'John O'Groat Journal/First Air Mail from Wick/Order Your Christmas Number Now' cover, addressed to Edinburgh, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Wick/Caithness/ 1 Dec 34'. Also the official insert giving details of the service printed in green on one side only (see Redgrove p47).A scarce item in fine condition. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service, Wick to Kirkwall, b/s 1/12, Cross cover, Highland Airways,

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service, Wick to Kirkwall, b/s 1/12, Cross cover, Highland Airways,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) 'John O'Groat Journal green/cream publicity label, 13x9 cm, announcing Highland Airways inauguration of air mail to and from Wick, dated Wick 1/12/34, with space for the name of the sender and the recipient. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
'John O'Groat Journal green/cream publicity label, 13x9 cm, announcing Highland Airways inauguration of air mail to and from Wick, dated Wick 1/12/34, with space for the name of the sender and the recipient. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, first southbound mail from Wick, red/green/cream 'John O'Groat Journal/First Air Mail from Wick/Order Your Christmas Number Now' cover, addressed to Glasgow, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Wick/Caithness/ 30 NO 34'. A scarce item in fine condition.  Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system. Some tone spots verso.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways, first southbound mail from Wick, red/green/cream 'John O'Groat Journal/First Air Mail from Wick/Order Your Christmas Number Now' cover, addressed to Glasgow, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Wick/Caithness/ 30 NO 34'. A scarce item in fine condition. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system. Some tone spots verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Wick to Inverness, three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways F/F Wick to Inverness, three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, also three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, also three line arrival confirmation cachet tying special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for the Dec 1st flights showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Kirkwall to Wick, bs 'Wick/3.00pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover franked 1 1/2d..

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Kirkwall to Wick, bs 'Wick/3.00pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover franked 1 1/2d..

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Wick to Inverness, bs 'Inverness/3.45pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Wick to Inverness, bs 'Inverness/3.45pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Wick to Kirkwall bs '12.45pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Wick to Kirkwall bs '12.45pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways, first southbound mail from Wick, red/green/cream 'John O'Groat Journal/First Air Mail from Wick/Order Your Christmas Number Now' cover, addressed to Glasgow, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Wick/Caithness/ 1 Dec 34'. A scarce item in fine condition. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, first acceptance from Finstown for carriage on F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 3pm Dec 1, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Finstown-Wick".  An uncommon origin. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways, first acceptance from Finstown for carriage on F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 3pm Dec 1, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Finstown-Wick". An uncommon origin. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, first acceptance from Stromness for carriage on F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 3pm Dec 1, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Stromness-Wick".  An uncommon origin. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways, first acceptance from Stromness for carriage on F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 3pm Dec 1, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Stromness-Wick". An uncommon origin. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service, Orphir to Wick, b/s, 1/12, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, typed 'Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Orphir to Wick'. Orphir is a parish on the mainland of Orkney, 9 mies from Kirkwall.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service, Orphir to Wick, b/s, 1/12, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, typed 'Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Orphir to Wick'. Orphir is a parish on the mainland of Orkney, 9 mies from Kirkwall.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service, Wick to Inverness, b/s, cream souvenir cover with green biplane in lower lh corner.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Liverpool to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 8.45am, Davis cover, signed by pilot W. T. Anderson pilot, only 961 flown on all stages,

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Liverpool to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 8.45am, Davis cover, signed by pilot W. T. Anderson pilot, only 961 flown on all stages,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Glasgow (6.00am) to Liverpool, no arrival ds, plain cover.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Glasgow (6.00am) to Liverpool, no arrival ds, plain cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, London (8.15am) to Glasgow, no arrival ds, plain cover.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, London (8.15am) to Glasgow, no arrival ds, plain cover.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, F/F Ninth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Liverpool (10.30am) to Glasgow, b/s violet 'Glasgow/B/1 Dec 34 4.00pm' cds, Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Wick (1.00pm) to Inverness, bs 'Inverness/3.45pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Kirkwall to Wick, bs 'Wick/3.00pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Wick (1.00pm) to Inverness, three line "Arrival/2.35pm/Inverness" tying official red/ultramarine/black F/F vignette, plain cover.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, F/F ninth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Liverpool to Glasgow, no arrival ds, posted 9.45 am, plain cover with black biplane cachet in bottom lh corner, only 961 flown on all stages.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service, Wick to Kirkwall, b/s 1/12, red/black/white Cross souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service, Kirkwall to Inverness, 1 Dec 2.35pm arrival ds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds, typed "First Airmail/ Kirkwall to Inverness, via Wick/December 1, 1934", Highland Airways. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service, Kirkwall to Inverness, 1 Dec 2.35pm arrival ds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds, typed "First Airmail/ Kirkwall to Inverness, via Wick/December 1, 1934", Highland Airways. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, first acceptance from Stromness for carriage on F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 3pm Dec 1, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Stromness-Wick".  An uncommon origin. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways, first acceptance from Stromness for carriage on F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 3pm Dec 1, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Stromness-Wick". An uncommon origin. Highland Airways was the first company to receive a contract from the Post Office for the regular conveyance of first class mail by air, no extra fee being charge for letters below 2 oz in weight. This was an extremely important event in the development of the GB Internal airmail system.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Wick" hs. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Wick" hs. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Wick to Inverness, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Inverness" hs. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways F/F Wick to Inverness, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Inverness" hs. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirwall, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Kirkwall" hs.  Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43. Only 20 of these company envelopes were flown from Inverness to Kirwall, Redgrove p46.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirwall, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Kirkwall" hs. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43. Only 20 of these company envelopes were flown from Inverness to Kirwall, Redgrove p46.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirwall,  red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Kirkwall" hs,, signed by the pilot Capt. Fresson. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirwall, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Kirkwall" hs,, signed by the pilot Capt. Fresson. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 1/12, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Wick" hs, signed by the pilot Capt. Fresson. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, bs 1/12, red/blue/ivory Company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds, special red/blue vignette cancelled "Arrival/Dec 1/Wick" hs, signed by the pilot Capt. Fresson. Flown covers bearing the special vignette are "considerably less common than plain covers", see Redgrove, p43.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, London to Liverpool, 8pm 1 Dec 34 arrival cds on front, violet "Liverpool Airport Traffic Control" arrival cachet. Blue/cream Davis souvenir cover. This cover was sent to the GPO London and arrived there at 4am Dec 1st and was not stamped. So the PO marked it with a red "London/1 1/2d {AID/30 Nov 34" cds instead. A nice item for the exhibit in fine condition.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, London to Liverpool, 8pm 1 Dec 34 arrival cds on front, violet "Liverpool Airport Traffic Control" arrival cachet. Blue/cream Davis souvenir cover. This cover was sent to the GPO London and arrived there at 4am Dec 1st and was not stamped. So the PO marked it with a red "London/1 1/2d {AID/30 Nov 34" cds instead. A nice item for the exhibit in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover, signed by pilot W. T. Anderson pilot.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover, signed by pilot W. T. Anderson pilot.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, London to Belfast, b/s, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, London to Belfast, b/s, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to London, no arrival ds, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to London, no arrival ds, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, London to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, London to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Liverpool to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 10.30am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Liverpool to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 10.30am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Liverpool to Belfast, bs 1/12, posted 10.30am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Liverpool to Belfast, bs 1/12, posted 10.30am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Glasgow to London, posted 6.00am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d. Signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Glasgow to London, posted 6.00am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d. Signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Glasgow to London, posted 6.00am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d. Signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Glasgow to London, posted 6.00am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d. Signed by the pilot C.E.N. Pelly.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Glasgow to Belfast, bs 1/12, London, posted 6.15am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Glasgow to Belfast, bs 1/12, London, posted 6.15am, blue/ivory Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Glasgow to Liverpool, violet "Liverpool Airport Traffic Control" arrival cachet. Blue/cream Davis souvenir cover.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Glasgow to Liverpool, violet "Liverpool Airport Traffic Control" arrival cachet. Blue/cream Davis souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Liverpool to London, no arrival ds, blue/cream Davis souvenir cover franked 1 1/2.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 01
Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Liverpool to London, no arrival ds, blue/cream Davis souvenir cover franked 1 1/2.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, F/F Ninth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, London (8.15am) to Glasgow, b/s violet 'Glasgow/B/1 Dec 34 4.00pm' cds, illusytrated Davis cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover, signed by pilot W. T. Anderson pilot. Written up on exhibition page, which includes a picture of Mr. Hillman standing in front of the de Havilland Dragon.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 1
Hillman Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-L'pool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 1/12, posted 8.45am, blue/ivory Davis cover, signed by pilot W. T. Anderson pilot. Written up on exhibition page, which includes a picture of Mr. Hillman standing in front of the de Havilland Dragon.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 4
Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Glasgow (1.30am) to Liverpool, violet "Liverpool Airport Traffic Control" arrival cachet, arrival ms "5.00pm 4/12/34" plain cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Glasgow  to London, dark blue/cream souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 4
Hillman Airways, Ninth Inland Airmail Service, London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow, Glasgow to London, dark blue/cream souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare first acceptance of mail for Thurso for carriage on Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Inverness to Thurso, bs 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Inverness 10/12 machine postmark, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Inverness-Thurso". A super item in fine condition.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 10
Rare first acceptance of mail for Thurso for carriage on Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Inverness to Thurso, bs 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d canc Inverness 10/12 machine postmark, typed "Highland Airways/First Air Mail/Inverness-Thurso". A super item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare outgoing mail from Thurso carried on the Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Thurso to Kirkwall, bs 11/12, a Gilmour airmail etiquette cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Thurso 10 Dec 34 cds, ms "First Flight Thurso-Kirkwall/10-12-1934" also "Too late for 1st flight but postmarked 10th December 1934 and sent by 2nd flight" and "Authotity: Thurso PO letter signed by R. Trotter, Head Postmaster". According to Beith "Outgoing mail from Thurso is even scarcer than incoming mail", p9. A great one for the exhibit, and in fine condition.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 10
Rare outgoing mail from Thurso carried on the Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Thurso to Kirkwall, bs 11/12, a Gilmour airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d canc Thurso 10 Dec 34 cds, ms "First Flight Thurso-Kirkwall/10-12-1934" also "Too late for 1st flight but postmarked 10th December 1934 and sent by 2nd flight" and "Authotity: Thurso PO letter signed by R. Trotter, Head Postmaster". According to Beith "Outgoing mail from Thurso is even scarcer than incoming mail", p9. A great one for the exhibit, and in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce first acceptance of mail for Thurso for carriage on Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Inverness to Thurso, bs 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Inverness 10/12 machine postmark.  A super item in fine condition.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 10
Scarce first acceptance of mail for Thurso for carriage on Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Inverness to Thurso, bs 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d canc Inverness 10/12 machine postmark. A super item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rocket Post of Great Britain,  cover flown from Lymington to the Isle of White, franked 1/2d canc Lymington machine canc Lymington 19 Dec 34 machine postmark, bears the red Hebrides stamp overprinted in green for this trial, signed Gerhard Zucker tying the stamp to the cover. Also unmounted mint copy of the rocket mail stamp printed for this flight. All mounted on an album leaf with explanatory text.

GB Internal, 1934, Dec 19
Rocket Post of Great Britain, cover flown from Lymington to the Isle of White, franked 1/2d canc Lymington machine canc Lymington 19 Dec 34 machine postmark, bears the red Hebrides stamp overprinted in green for this trial, signed Gerhard Zucker tying the stamp to the cover. Also unmounted mint copy of the rocket mail stamp printed for this flight. All mounted on an album leaf with explanatory text.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) The Moray Firth Crash, Highland Airways, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Glasgow 7/1 cds, addressed to Kirkwall, Orkney, no arrival ds. Francis Field authentication hs. All the mail was salvaged. The largest part of the mail was coming from Scottish towns and bears cancellations of the 7th, Nierink 350108. The Kirkwall mail was in the after end of the cabin and was intact owing to the tail being raised, Beith p62.

GB Internal, 1935, Jan 08
The Moray Firth Crash, Highland Airways, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Glasgow 7/1 cds, addressed to Kirkwall, Orkney, no arrival ds. Francis Field authentication hs. All the mail was salvaged. The largest part of the mail was coming from Scottish towns and bears cancellations of the 7th, Nierink 350108. The Kirkwall mail was in the after end of the cabin and was intact owing to the tail being raised, Beith p62.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Liverpool to Isle of Man, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, Crest cover with logo on front lh corner, franked 1 1/2d, canc Liver[pool machine, purple six line flight cachet, violet '1 Feb 1935' arrival ds which was applied to covers flown to the island, and black six line flight cachet verso .

GB Internal, 1935, Jan 31
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Liverpool to Isle of Man, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, Crest cover with logo on front lh corner, franked 1 1/2d, canc Liver[pool machine, purple six line flight cachet, violet '1 Feb 1935' arrival ds which was applied to covers flown to the island, and black six line flight cachet verso .

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Isle of Man to Liverpool, no arrival ds, , F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown, IOM cds.

GB Internal, 1935, Jan 31
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Isle of Man to Liverpool, no arrival ds, , F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown, IOM cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Isle of Man to London, no arrival ds, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown, IOM cds.

GB Internal, 1935, Jan 31
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Isle of Man to London, no arrival ds, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown, IOM cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Glasgow to Isle of Man, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, franked 1 1/2d, official company purple six line flight cachet including '1 Feb 1935' arrival ds which was applied to covers flown to the island,  Signed by pilot, JC Higgins.

GB Internal, 1935, Jan 31
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Glasgow to Isle of Man, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, franked 1 1/2d, official company purple six line flight cachet including '1 Feb 1935' arrival ds which was applied to covers flown to the island, Signed by pilot, JC Higgins.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, F/F Liverpool to Isle of Man, Crest cover with logo on front lh corner, franked 1 1/2d, canc Liver[pool machine, purple six line flight cachet, violet '1 Feb 1935' arrival ds and black six line flight cachet verso . Also similar flight, plain cover, purple six line cachet on front, but no black cachet verso. Neatly displayed on single page with text, Image.

GB Internal, 1935, Jan 31
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, F/F Liverpool to Isle of Man, Crest cover with logo on front lh corner, franked 1 1/2d, canc Liver[pool machine, purple six line flight cachet, violet '1 Feb 1935' arrival ds and black six line flight cachet verso . Also similar flight, plain cover, purple six line cachet on front, but no black cachet verso. Neatly displayed on single page with text, Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, Liverpool to Douglas, official company purple "1 Feb 1935" arrival cachet applied to covers flown to the island and countersigned by WJ Mason, Company Station Superintendent, company envelope specially printed for the occasion, Blackpool and West Coast Air Services.

GB Internal, 1935, Jan 31
F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, Liverpool to Douglas, official company purple "1 Feb 1935" arrival cachet applied to covers flown to the island and countersigned by WJ Mason, Company Station Superintendent, company envelope specially printed for the occasion, Blackpool and West Coast Air Services.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services - First Contract, Liverpool to Douglas, scarce official printed Company envelope specially printed for the occasion, addressed to Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, Ronaldsway Aerodrome, Casltetown, Isle of Man (note Castletown is spelt incorrectly), franked 1 1/2d, official company purple "1 Feb 1935" arrival hs initialled by the pilot JC Higgins.

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 1
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services - First Contract, Liverpool to Douglas, scarce official printed Company envelope specially printed for the occasion, addressed to Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, Ronaldsway Aerodrome, Casltetown, Isle of Man (note Castletown is spelt incorrectly), franked 1 1/2d, official company purple "1 Feb 1935" arrival hs initialled by the pilot JC Higgins.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service Castletown (Isle of Man) to Liverpool, violet Liverpool receiver on front, (CREST cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), canc Castletown cds, official purple company hs "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple six line 'First Air Mail' cachet on front, and  a similar cachet in black verso.

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 1
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service Castletown (Isle of Man) to Liverpool, violet Liverpool receiver on front, (CREST cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), canc Castletown cds, official purple company hs "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple six line 'First Air Mail' cachet on front, and a similar cachet in black verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), CREST cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), canc Liverpool cds, official purple company hs "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple six line 'First Air Mail' cachet on front, and  a similar cachet in black verso.

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 1
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), CREST cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), canc Liverpool cds, official purple company hs "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple six line 'First Air Mail' cachet on front, and a similar cachet in black verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), plain cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), purple six line 'First Air Mail/Lverpool to Isle of Man ..................' cachet on front, signed by the pilot Cap. J.C.Higgins.

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 1
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), plain cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), purple six line 'First Air Mail/Lverpool to Isle of Man ..................' cachet on front, signed by the pilot Cap. J.C.Higgins.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service Castletown (Isle of Man) to Liverpool, violet Liverpool receiver on front, (CREST cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), canc Castletown cds, official purple company hs "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple six line 'First Air Mail' cachet on front, and  a similar cachet in black verso.

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 1
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service Castletown (Isle of Man) to Liverpool, violet Liverpool receiver on front, (CREST cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), canc Castletown cds, official purple company hs "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple six line 'First Air Mail' cachet on front, and a similar cachet in black verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Isle of Man to Glasgow, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official red company six line flight cachet and violet st. line '1 Feb 1935' ds, signed by pilot, D.E.Armstrong. On arrival in Glasgow this cover was sent on in error to Essex and bears a blue four line "Hillman's Airways/Essex Airport/Stapleford, near Abridge/Essex" hs. Interesting.

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 01
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Isle of Man to Glasgow, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official red company six line flight cachet and violet st. line '1 Feb 1935' ds, signed by pilot, D.E.Armstrong. On arrival in Glasgow this cover was sent on in error to Essex and bears a blue four line "Hillman's Airways/Essex Airport/Stapleford, near Abridge/Essex" hs. Interesting.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 1
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service Castletown (Isle of Man) to Liverpool, (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), CREST cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown cds, official purple company "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple six line 'First Air Mail' cachet on front, and a similar cachet in black verso.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 1
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service Castletown (Isle of Man) to Liverpool, (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown cds, official purple company "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple two line 'Blackpool and West Coast Air Services' cachet on the front.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, first contract, F/F Castletown (Isle of Man) to Liverpool, (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown6.45pm 31 Jan 35 cds, official purple company "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple two line partial strike of six line 'Blackpool and West Coast Air Services.......................' cachet on the front. Owing to the early departure of planes, covers usually bear postmarks of the previous evening.

GB Internal, 1935, Feb 1
Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, first contract, F/F Castletown (Isle of Man) to Liverpool, (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown6.45pm 31 Jan 35 cds, official purple company "1 Feb 1935" F/F cachet (more common on mail to the island), purple two line partial strike of six line 'Blackpool and West Coast Air Services.......................' cachet on the front. Owing to the early departure of planes, covers usually bear postmarks of the previous evening.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, Belfast to Glasgow, HL Patrick cover franked 1 1/2 canc Belfast cds, black Type 3 Glasgow airport arrival cachet on front.

GB Internal, 1935, Mar 5
Hillman Airways, Belfast to Glasgow, HL Patrick cover franked 1 1/2 canc Belfast cds, black Type 3 Glasgow airport arrival cachet on front.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First acceptance from Shetlands for carriage on the Kirkwall-Inverness service, Lerwick to Glasgow, no arrival ds, printed cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick, Shetland 25 Mar 35 machine cancel.

GB Internal, 1935, Mar 25
First acceptance from Shetlands for carriage on the Kirkwall-Inverness service, Lerwick to Glasgow, no arrival ds, printed cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick, Shetland 25 Mar 35 machine cancel.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, 'Lerwick, Shetland 4.15pm, 25 Mar 35' machine cancellation, see illustration Beith p9. The first official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.

GB Internal, 1935, Mar 25
Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, 'Lerwick, Shetland 4.15pm, 25 Mar 35' machine cancellation, see illustration Beith p9. The first official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, accelerated service from Shetlands to Glasgow, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, printed Patrick cover addressed to Glasgow, no arrival ds, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Lerwick, Shetland, 4.15pm, 25 Mar 35', the last posting was 4.15pm. Carried by steamer to Kirkwall, Highland AW to Inverness, then train to Glasgow. This service was the first official mail service in the British Isles to make use of steamer, rail and air. Nice item, scarce. Also a 100 word text describing the service.

GB Internal, 1935, Mar 25
Highland Airways, accelerated service from Shetlands to Glasgow, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, printed Patrick cover addressed to Glasgow, no arrival ds, franked 1 1/2d, canc 'Lerwick, Shetland, 4.15pm, 25 Mar 35', the last posting was 4.15pm. Carried by steamer to Kirkwall, Highland AW to Inverness, then train to Glasgow. This service was the first official mail service in the British Isles to make use of steamer, rail and air. Nice item, scarce. Also a 100 word text describing the service.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Printed Patrick cover as illustrated Beith p9. First official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.

GB Internal, 1935, Mar 25
Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Printed Patrick cover as illustrated Beith p9. First official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) FDI Silver Jubilee 1 1/2d flown London to Liverpool, nice strike violet winged 'Liverpool Airport' receiver on front.

GB Internal, 1935, May 7
FDI Silver Jubilee 1 1/2d flown London to Liverpool, nice strike violet winged 'Liverpool Airport' receiver on front.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, cover flown tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to Glasgow, no arrival ds, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d, canc violet oval Belfast registered ds, type 2 hollow wings Glasgow arrival cachet on front.

GB Internal, 1935, Jun 03
Hillman Airways, cover flown tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-Liverpool-Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to Glasgow, no arrival ds, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d, canc violet oval Belfast registered ds, type 2 hollow wings Glasgow arrival cachet on front.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Hillman Airways, cover flown tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-Liverpool- Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to Glasgow, no arrival ds, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d, canc black Belfast machine postmark, type 3 solid wings Glasgow arrival cachet applied from 1/3/35 to incoming mail  on front, see Redgrove p81.

GB Internal, 1935, Jun 03
Hillman Airways, cover flown tenth GB Inland Airmail Service London-Liverpool- Belfast-Glasgow service, Belfast to Glasgow, no arrival ds, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d, canc black Belfast machine postmark, type 3 solid wings Glasgow arrival cachet applied from 1/3/35 to incoming mail on front, see Redgrove p81.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare Whoopee Sports Ltd, Experimental Flight Plymouth to Jersey, plain cover franked GB Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, and 1 1/2d, flown from Plymouth at 5am on 28/6 to Jersey where, on arrival  it was re-posted to a Jersey address (The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey) and cancelled with a 'Jersey/4.15pm/28 Jun 1935'  machine postmark. A true gem in fine condition. For a detailed description of this cover, see Redgrove p99.

GB Internal, 1935, Jun 28
Rare Whoopee Sports Ltd, Experimental Flight Plymouth to Jersey, plain cover franked GB Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, and 1 1/2d, flown from Plymouth at 5am on 28/6 to Jersey where, on arrival it was re-posted to a Jersey address (The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey) and cancelled with a 'Jersey/4.15pm/28 Jun 1935' machine postmark. A true gem in fine condition. For a detailed description of this cover, see Redgrove p99.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare Whoopee Sports Ltd  F/F Plymouth to Jersey, plain cover franked GB Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, and 1 1/2d, flown from Plymouth at 5am on 28/6 to Jersey where, on arrival  it was re-posted to a Jersey address (The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey) and cancelled with a 'Jersey/4.15pm/28 Jun 1935'  machine postmark. A true gem in superb condition. For a detailed description of this cover, see Redgrove p99.

GB Internal, 1935, Jun 28
Rare Whoopee Sports Ltd F/F Plymouth to Jersey, plain cover franked GB Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, and 1 1/2d, flown from Plymouth at 5am on 28/6 to Jersey where, on arrival it was re-posted to a Jersey address (The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey) and cancelled with a 'Jersey/4.15pm/28 Jun 1935' machine postmark. A true gem in superb condition. For a detailed description of this cover, see Redgrove p99.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare Whoopee Sports Ltd, Experimental Flight Plymouth to Jersey, plain cover franked GB Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, and 1 1/2d, flown from Plymouth at 3am on 28/6 to Jersey where, on arrival  it was re-posted to a Jersey address (The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey) and cancelled with a 'Jersey/4.15pm/28 Jun 1935'  machine postmark. A true gem in fine condition. For a detailed description of this cover, see Redgrove p99.

GB Internal, 1935, Jun 28
Rare Whoopee Sports Ltd, Experimental Flight Plymouth to Jersey, plain cover franked GB Silver Jubilee 1/2d, 1d, and 1 1/2d, flown from Plymouth at 3am on 28/6 to Jersey where, on arrival it was re-posted to a Jersey address (The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey) and cancelled with a 'Jersey/4.15pm/28 Jun 1935' machine postmark. A true gem in fine condition. For a detailed description of this cover, see Redgrove p99.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce Leonard's 'Orkney/Inverness/Air Mail' envelope, posted Kirkwall 5/7/35 franked 1 1/2d SJ, a bit crumpled verso. See image.

GB Internal, 1935, Jul 5
Scarce Leonard's 'Orkney/Inverness/Air Mail' envelope, posted Kirkwall 5/7/35 franked 1 1/2d SJ, a bit crumpled verso. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare ''Tait" cover printed by J.& W. Tait (Kirkwall) to promote both the new Orkney-Inverness air service, and their firm. A buff/green/grey cover with monoplane in flight, posted from Kirkwall 28/8/35, franked 1 1/2d,  addressed to Aberdeen. J&W Tait are still in business in Kirkwall as the largest car franchise, agricultural machinery and product dealer in the north of Scotland. A truly scarce item. Two Ironed vertical folds, see image.

GB Internal, 1935, Jul 13
Rare ''Tait" cover printed by J.& W. Tait (Kirkwall) to promote both the new Orkney-Inverness air service, and their firm. A buff/green/grey cover with monoplane in flight, posted from Kirkwall 28/8/35, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to Aberdeen. J&W Tait are still in business in Kirkwall as the largest car franchise, agricultural machinery and product dealer in the north of Scotland. A truly scarce item. Two Ironed vertical folds, see image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare first service by United Airways Ltd, Liverpool to Isle of Man, bs 1/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool cds, official red double lined circular company flight cachet, carried in a Spartan cruiser and signed by the pilot L.T.C.Barber. Only a small number were flown, and only a few of these were signed. See Redgrove p84.

GB Internal, 1935, Nov 01
Rare first service by United Airways Ltd, Liverpool to Isle of Man, bs 1/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool cds, official red double lined circular company flight cachet, carried in a Spartan cruiser and signed by the pilot L.T.C.Barber. Only a small number were flown, and only a few of these were signed. See Redgrove p84.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare first service by United Airways Ltd, Liverpool to Isle of Man, bs 1/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool cds, red circular company flight cachet, signed by the pilot L.T.C.Barber.

GB Internal, 1935, Nov 01
Rare first service by United Airways Ltd, Liverpool to Isle of Man, bs 1/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool cds, red circular company flight cachet, signed by the pilot L.T.C.Barber.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, interrupted F/F London to Glasgow, violet airport receiver verso, official black/blue/white souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d. Bad weather caused this northbound flight to terminate at Belfast with onward transmission by sea. Interesting,

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, interrupted F/F London to Glasgow, violet airport receiver verso, official black/blue/white souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d. Bad weather caused this northbound flight to terminate at Belfast with onward transmission by sea. Interesting,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, interrupted F/F Belfast to Glasgow, violet airport receiver verso, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d. Bad weather caused the northbound flight to terminate at Belfast with onward transmission by sea, so this cover was unflown. Interesting,

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, interrupted F/F Belfast to Glasgow, violet airport receiver verso, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d. Bad weather caused the northbound flight to terminate at Belfast with onward transmission by sea, so this cover was unflown. Interesting,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, interrupted F/F Liverpool to Glasgow, black oval Glasgow Central 2 Dec receiver on front, plain cover ddressed to RAS Airway Terminus, franked 1 1/2d. Bad weather caused this northbound flight to terminate at Belfast with onward transmission by sea. Interesting,

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, interrupted F/F Liverpool to Glasgow, black oval Glasgow Central 2 Dec receiver on front, plain cover ddressed to RAS Airway Terminus, franked 1 1/2d. Bad weather caused this northbound flight to terminate at Belfast with onward transmission by sea. Interesting,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, F/F Glasgow to Liverpool, bs 2/12, official black/blue/white souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, F/F Glasgow to Liverpool, bs 2/12, official black/blue/white souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, F/F Belfast to London, company's official green boxed two line 'RAS' London Victoria/2 Dec 1935 receiving cachet,  plain cover addressed to RAS Airway Terminus, franked 1 1/2d, green st. line "First Flight" cachet.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, F/F Belfast to London, company's official green boxed two line 'RAS' London Victoria/2 Dec 1935 receiving cachet, plain cover addressed to RAS Airway Terminus, franked 1 1/2d, green st. line "First Flight" cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Services/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Services/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices,  and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, interrupted F/F Belfast to Glasgow, violet airport receiver verso, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, signed by the piolt.. Bad weather caused the northbound flight to terminate at Belfast with onward transmission by sea, so this cover was unflown. Interesting,

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract with Post Office following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, interrupted F/F Belfast to Glasgow, violet airport receiver verso, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, signed by the piolt.. Bad weather caused the northbound flight to terminate at Belfast with onward transmission by sea, so this cover was unflown. Interesting,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Serices/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Serices/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight London to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Serices/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight London to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Serices/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to London, franked 1 1/2d, plain cover addressed to Company offices and bearing the Company's official green boxed two line 'RAS' London Victoria receiving cachet, also st. line "First Flight".

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to London, franked 1 1/2d, plain cover addressed to Company offices and bearing the Company's official green boxed two line 'RAS' London Victoria receiving cachet, also st. line "First Flight".

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract folllowing the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Liverpool to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black oval "Glasgow Central/LMS & SR/2 Dec 1935/Enquiry Office" receiving cachet, also blue st. line "First Flight" hs and black "Railway Air Services Ltd" cachets.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract folllowing the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Liverpool to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black oval "Glasgow Central/LMS & SR/2 Dec 1935/Enquiry Office" receiving cachet, also blue st. line "First Flight" hs and black "Railway Air Services Ltd" cachets.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first direct flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices and bearing the Company's official black framed four line "Railway Air/ Serices/2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime St" receiving cachet, also straight. line "First Flight" hs. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices,  and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet.  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight London to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and the Company's violet two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/2 Dec 1935 -- Belfast" receiving cachet.  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight London to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and the Company's violet two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/2 Dec 1935 -- Belfast" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight London to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet framed "Railway Air/ Service/ 2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime Street" receiving cachet.  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight London to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet framed "Railway Air/ Service/ 2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime Street" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight London to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's black oval receiving cachet applied at the Glasgow Central Enquiry Office, and also a single line RAS cachet.  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight London to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's black oval receiving cachet applied at the Glasgow Central Enquiry Office, and also a single line RAS cachet. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied in Belfast.  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied in Belfast. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station.  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet receiving cachet applied in Belfast.  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet receiving cachet applied in Belfast. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's green receiving cachet applied at the airway terminus, Victoria.  Signed by pilot Capt E F Finnegan.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's green receiving cachet applied at the airway terminus, Victoria. Signed by pilot Capt E F Finnegan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet oval receiving cachet applied at Glasgow..  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet oval receiving cachet applied at Glasgow.. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's oval receiving cachet applied at Glasgow.  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

GB Internal, 1935, Dec 2
F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Liverpool to Glasgow, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's oval receiving cachet applied at Glasgow. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) RAS covers (2) commemorating the end of RAS Railex, a reg (label) cover Liverpool-Glasow franked 4 1/2d and posted on 3/2/36, the last date before the termination of the RAS Railex service, and an ordinary cover London-Glasgow, franked 1 1/2d and posted on 11/2/36 after the Railex service had ceased. Both addressed to the noted aviation collector, Dr G Joseph, Glasgow.

GB Internal, 1936, Feb 3
RAS covers (2) commemorating the end of RAS Railex, a reg (label) cover Liverpool-Glasow franked 4 1/2d and posted on 3/2/36, the last date before the termination of the RAS Railex service, and an ordinary cover London-Glasgow, franked 1 1/2d and posted on 11/2/36 after the Railex service had ceased. Both addressed to the noted aviation collector, Dr G Joseph, Glasgow.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) British Industries Fair, registered (label) airmail cover with special Fair postmark flown to Kirkwall 27/2 via Inverness, franked 1d& 1/2d SJ and 3d ordinary. Also 8x10cm Birmingham Gazette sepia picture of busy PO counter at the Fair. Unusual item attractively presented on album leaf.

GB Internal, 1936, Feb 26
British Industries Fair, registered (label) airmail cover with special Fair postmark flown to Kirkwall 27/2 via Inverness, franked 1d& 1/2d SJ and 3d ordinary. Also 8x10cm Birmingham Gazette sepia picture of busy PO counter at the Fair. Unusual item attractively presented on album leaf.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Haroldswick to Dewsbury, Yorkshire, 11 Mar 1936 receiver verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Haroldswick 9 Mar 36 cds. Haroldswick is on Unst, Shetland Islands, and is the most northerly PO in the British Isles. By motor to meet the the islands once weekly mail-packet, then Lerwick to Inverness by Highland Airways, then rail to final destination. A great exhibit item.

GB Internal, 1936, Mar 9
Haroldswick to Dewsbury, Yorkshire, 11 Mar 1936 receiver verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Haroldswick 9 Mar 36 cds. Haroldswick is on Unst, Shetland Islands, and is the most northerly PO in the British Isles. By motor to meet the the islands once weekly mail-packet, then Lerwick to Inverness by Highland Airways, then rail to final destination. A great exhibit item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) FDC King Edward VII 1 1/2d , Inverness to Kirkwall, bs 1/9, typed "Highland Airways/Inverness-Kirkwall", rectangular blue/red airline propaganda label.

GB Internal, 1936, Sep 01
FDC King Edward VII 1 1/2d , Inverness to Kirkwall, bs 1/9, typed "Highland Airways/Inverness-Kirkwall", rectangular blue/red airline propaganda label.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) United Airways Ltd/British Airways Ltd, last mail carrying flight, Liverpool to Ronaldsway, IOM, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large red three line "British Airways Ltd/IOM/Last Airmail Flight Oct 31st 1936". Signed by the pilot F. Lt McFeid?  This is one of but a very few examples signed by the pilot.

GB Internal, 1936, Oct 31
United Airways Ltd/British Airways Ltd, last mail carrying flight, Liverpool to Ronaldsway, IOM, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large red three line "British Airways Ltd/IOM/Last Airmail Flight Oct 31st 1936". Signed by the pilot F. Lt McFeid? This is one of but a very few examples signed by the pilot.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) United Airways Ltd last mail carrying flight, Ramsey (IOM) to Liverpool, 1 Oct 1936 arrival cds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large red three line "British Airways Ltd/IOM/Last Airmail Flight Oct 31st 1936". Signed by the pilot, name unknown, but is one of only a few known examples bearing the pilot's signature, see Redgrove p85. United Airways Ltd was formed on 4 April 1935 as a sister company to Spartan Air Lines Ltd, to operate services to the Isle of Man, connecting with services from London to Blackpool. It was then amalgamated with other British airlines to form Allied British Airways on 30 September 1935. The name was then changed to British Airways Ltd on 11 December 1935.

GB Internal, 1936, Oct 31
United Airways Ltd last mail carrying flight, Ramsey (IOM) to Liverpool, 1 Oct 1936 arrival cds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large red three line "British Airways Ltd/IOM/Last Airmail Flight Oct 31st 1936". Signed by the pilot, name unknown, but is one of only a few known examples bearing the pilot's signature, see Redgrove p85. United Airways Ltd was formed on 4 April 1935 as a sister company to Spartan Air Lines Ltd, to operate services to the Isle of Man, connecting with services from London to Blackpool. It was then amalgamated with other British airlines to form Allied British Airways on 30 September 1935. The name was then changed to British Airways Ltd on 11 December 1935.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) United Airways Ltd last mail carrying flight, Ramsey (IOM) to Liverpool, 1 Oct 1936 arrival cds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large red three line "British Airways Ltd/IOM/Last Airmail Flight Oct 31st 1936". Signed by the pilot, name unknown, but is one of only a few known examples bearing the pilot's signature, see Redgrove p85. United Airways Ltd was formed on 4 April 1935 as a sister company to Spartan Air Lines Ltd, to operate services to the Isle of Man, connecting with services from London to Blackpool. It was then amalgamated with other British airlines to form Allied British Airways on 30 September 1935. The name was then changed to British Airways Ltd on 11 December 1935.

GB Internal, 1936, Oct 31
United Airways Ltd last mail carrying flight, Ramsey (IOM) to Liverpool, 1 Oct 1936 arrival cds verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large red three line "British Airways Ltd/IOM/Last Airmail Flight Oct 31st 1936". Signed by the pilot, name unknown, but is one of only a few known examples bearing the pilot's signature, see Redgrove p85. United Airways Ltd was formed on 4 April 1935 as a sister company to Spartan Air Lines Ltd, to operate services to the Isle of Man, connecting with services from London to Blackpool. It was then amalgamated with other British airlines to form Allied British Airways on 30 September 1935. The name was then changed to British Airways Ltd on 11 December 1935.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) United Airways Ltd/British Airways Ltd, last mail carrying flight, Liverpool to Ronaldsway, IOM, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large red three line "British Airways Ltd/IOM/Last Airmail Flight Oct 31st 1936". Signed by the pilot F. Lt McFeid?  This is one of but a few examples signed by the pilot.

GB Internal, 1936, Oct 31
United Airways Ltd/British Airways Ltd, last mail carrying flight, Liverpool to Ronaldsway, IOM, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large red three line "British Airways Ltd/IOM/Last Airmail Flight Oct 31st 1936". Signed by the pilot F. Lt McFeid? This is one of but a few examples signed by the pilot.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) West Coast Airways, second contract, Liverpool to Castletown, black three line cachet, circular black Liverpool cachet on front, circularl red IOM cachet verso, signed by the pilot, Capt.GT Greenholph.

GB Internal, 1936, Nov 2
West Coast Airways, second contract, Liverpool to Castletown, black three line cachet, circular black Liverpool cachet on front, circularl red IOM cachet verso, signed by the pilot, Capt.GT Greenholph.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) West Coast Air Services, second contract, Castletown to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, two types of cachet applied - one a red three line cachet on the front, and the other a circular  'West Coast Air Services/Liverpool 'cachet  - black on the front and  red 'West Coast Air Services/Isle of Man' verso. Signed by the pilot JC Higgins.

GB Internal, 1936, Nov 2
West Coast Air Services, second contract, Castletown to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, two types of cachet applied - one a red three line cachet on the front, and the other a circular 'West Coast Air Services/Liverpool 'cachet - black on the front and red 'West Coast Air Services/Isle of Man' verso. Signed by the pilot JC Higgins.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways Ltd, Western Isles second Sanday emergency service, Kirkwall to Westray, flown when the island mail boat was disabled by bad weather, window envelope  franked 1 1/2d cancelled Kirkwall 25 Jan 37, addressee 'Mr. J Hume, Merchant, Westray' written in ms below address window. Certified by the Postmaster of Westray and back stamped '28 JA 1937'. Francis Field authentication hs. Also original 250 word newspaper cutting describing this event.

GB Internal, 1937, Jan 28
Highland Airways Ltd, Western Isles second Sanday emergency service, Kirkwall to Westray, flown when the island mail boat was disabled by bad weather, window envelope franked 1 1/2d cancelled Kirkwall 25 Jan 37, addressee 'Mr. J Hume, Merchant, Westray' written in ms below address window. Certified by the Postmaster of Westray and back stamped '28 JA 1937'. Francis Field authentication hs. Also original 250 word newspaper cutting describing this event.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways Ltd, Western Isles second Sanday emergency service, Westray to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, flown when the island mail boat was disabled by bad weather, plain cover franked 1 1/2d cancelled Westray 28 Jan 37, red blue Highland Airways propaganda label on front. Francis Field authentication hs.  Also original 250 word newspaper cutting describing this event.

GB Internal, 1937, Jan 28
Highland Airways Ltd, Western Isles second Sanday emergency service, Westray to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, flown when the island mail boat was disabled by bad weather, plain cover franked 1 1/2d cancelled Westray 28 Jan 37, red blue Highland Airways propaganda label on front. Francis Field authentication hs. Also original 250 word newspaper cutting describing this event.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Aberdeen Airways, Shetland Emergency flight, Alnwick, Northumberland to Lerwick, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d. By the end of January 1937 mails for Shetland had lain storm-bound for two weeks at Aberdeen. Aberdeen Airways were chartered to fly mail to Sumburgh in Shetland via Thurso in two stages, Aberdeen-Thurso, flown by Flying Officer J.Gordon Hay, and Thurso-Sumburgh flown by  pilot Henry Vallance. This cover is signed by both pilots, and also bears a Francis Field authentication hs verso. These covers are" decidedly rare", see Redgrove p113. A superb item.

GB Internal, 1937, Jan 29
Aberdeen Airways, Shetland Emergency flight, Alnwick, Northumberland to Lerwick, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d. By the end of January 1937 mails for Shetland had lain storm-bound for two weeks at Aberdeen. Aberdeen Airways were chartered to fly mail to Sumburgh in Shetland via Thurso in two stages, Aberdeen-Thurso, flown by Flying Officer J.Gordon Hay, and Thurso-Sumburgh flown by pilot Henry Vallance. This cover is signed by both pilots, and also bears a Francis Field authentication hs verso. These covers are" decidedly rare", see Redgrove p113. A superb item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Selfridges Airmail Stamp Expo February 1937, plain cover franked with scarce King Edward VIII machine cancel with Selfridges advert, also blue/white 'Imperial Airways Flying boat/1937 All Empire Mails By Air' propaganda label..

GB Internal, 1937, Feb 15
Selfridges Airmail Stamp Expo February 1937, plain cover franked with scarce King Edward VIII machine cancel with Selfridges advert, also blue/white 'Imperial Airways Flying boat/1937 All Empire Mails By Air' propaganda label..

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1937, Feb 19
Facsimile of original 1911 Coronation airmail PC franked with scarce King Edward VIII machine cancel with Selfridges advert, published by 'Stamp Collecting' as souvenir of the Air Mail Exhibition, Feb 1937. Don't see these cards too often.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Northern and Scottish Airways Ltd, Western Isles second emergency service flown when the island mail boat was disabled, Glasgow to Islay, bs 12/3, commercial airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 11 Mar 1937 cds, signed by the pilot Capt. David Barclay, and the Wireless Officer F.R.Hughes. Ironed vertical crease.

GB Internal, 1937, Mar 11
Northern and Scottish Airways Ltd, Western Isles second emergency service flown when the island mail boat was disabled, Glasgow to Islay, bs 12/3, commercial airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 11 Mar 1937 cds, signed by the pilot Capt. David Barclay, and the Wireless Officer F.R.Hughes. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Northern and Scottish Airways Ltd, Western Isles second emergency service flown when the island mail boat was disabled, Glasgow to Islay, bs 12/3, commercial airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d tied Glasgow 11 Mar 1937 machine cancel, signed by the pilot Capt. David Barclay, and the Wireless Officer F.R.Hughes.

GB Internal, 1937, Mar 11
Northern and Scottish Airways Ltd, Western Isles second emergency service flown when the island mail boat was disabled, Glasgow to Islay, bs 12/3, commercial airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d tied Glasgow 11 Mar 1937 machine cancel, signed by the pilot Capt. David Barclay, and the Wireless Officer F.R.Hughes.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Flown FDC, GVI 1/2d,1d and 2d,  Liverpool to Ronaldsway, red '10 May 1937' and red circular "West Coast Air Services" hs,s verso.

GB Internal, 1937, May 10
Flown FDC, GVI 1/2d,1d and 2d, Liverpool to Ronaldsway, red '10 May 1937' and red circular "West Coast Air Services" hs,s verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Jersey Airways Ltd, F/F Jersey to Southampton, plain cover franked 1d canc Jersey cds, blue angular Jersey F/F sender cachet on front ,also blue st. line  "From Jersey" hs.

GB Internal, 1937, May 31
Jersey Airways Ltd, F/F Jersey to Southampton, plain cover franked 1d canc Jersey cds, blue angular Jersey F/F sender cachet on front ,also blue st. line "From Jersey" hs.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Jersey Airways Ltd, F/F Southampton to Jersey, plain cover franked 1d canc Southampton cds, violet angular Jersey F/F sender cachet on front , violet st. line  "From Southampton" hs, and blue Jersey F/F receiver cachet verso.

GB Internal, 1937, May 31
Jersey Airways Ltd, F/F Southampton to Jersey, plain cover franked 1d canc Southampton cds, violet angular Jersey F/F sender cachet on front , violet st. line "From Southampton" hs, and blue Jersey F/F receiver cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Jersey Airways Ltd, F/F Jersey to Southampton to Jersey, plain cover franked 1d canc Jersey cds, violet angular Jersey F/F sender cachet on front , and blue Jersey F/F receiver cachet verso.

GB Internal, 1937, May 31
Jersey Airways Ltd, F/F Jersey to Southampton to Jersey, plain cover franked 1d canc Jersey cds, violet angular Jersey F/F sender cachet on front , and blue Jersey F/F receiver cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) FDI KGVI 1 1/2d flown from Liverpool to Ronaldsway, bs red 'West Coasr/Air Services/Isle of Man/3 Jul 1937' receiver.

GB Internal, 1937, Jul 30
FDI KGVI 1 1/2d flown from Liverpool to Ronaldsway, bs red 'West Coasr/Air Services/Isle of Man/3 Jul 1937' receiver.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick , bs 23 Nov 1937, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Aberdeen 8.15am 23 Nov 1937 cds.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick , bs 23 Nov 1937, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Aberdeen 8.15am 23 Nov 1937 cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd,  F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, bs Dyce 24/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked canc Lerwick Shetland machine cancel, ms 'By 1st Official Shetland-Aberdeen Air Mail'

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, bs Dyce 24/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, postmarked canc Lerwick Shetland machine cancel, ms 'By 1st Official Shetland-Aberdeen Air Mail'

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick, Shetland Isles to Aberdeen, no arrival ds, and on to Birmingham, bs 24/11, scarce red/white/blue "The Shetland Times" souvenir envelope, franked 1 1/2d canc 'Lerwick/Shetland/23 Nov 34 cds. "Shetland Times" souvenir envelopes are particularly scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick, Shetland Isles to Aberdeen, no arrival ds, and on to Birmingham, bs 24/11, scarce red/white/blue "The Shetland Times" souvenir envelope, franked 1 1/2d canc 'Lerwick/Shetland/23 Nov 34 cds. "Shetland Times" souvenir envelopes are particularly scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, b/s 'Rosemount/Aberdeen/23 No 37', grey/blue Shetland Hosiery Co. "Viking" cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick/23 No 37 cds. A nice item in pristine condition.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, b/s 'Rosemount/Aberdeen/23 No 37', grey/blue Shetland Hosiery Co. "Viking" cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick/23 No 37 cds. A nice item in pristine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, no arrival ds, grey/blue Shetland Hosiery Co. "Viking" cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick/9.00am/23 NO 37 cds. Non invasive ironed horizontal crease 3cm bottom edge.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, no arrival ds, grey/blue Shetland Hosiery Co. "Viking" cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick/9.00am/23 NO 37 cds. Non invasive ironed horizontal crease 3cm bottom edge.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick, oval registered '23 No 37 ' receiver on front, 4 1/2d postal stationery registered, canc  'Registered Aberdeen 23 Nov 37 cds, signed by pilot, Capt. EG Starling above red two line 'Chief Pilot/Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick, oval registered '23 No 37 ' receiver on front, 4 1/2d postal stationery registered, canc 'Registered Aberdeen 23 Nov 37 cds, signed by pilot, Capt. EG Starling above red two line 'Chief Pilot/Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
F/F, Kirkwall to Lerwick (Shetland) via Aberdeen, b/s, "Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd" cachet, plain cover, signed by Chief Pilot and Co Pilot, Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, no arrival ds, registered 4 1/2d PSE envelope, ms 'By 1st Official Shetland-Aberdeen Air Mail', signed by pilot, Capt. EG Starling,

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, b/s 'Rosemount/Aberdeen/23 NO 37', grey/blue Shetland Hosiery Co. "Viking" cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick/8.30am/23 NO 37 cds. A nice item in pristine condition.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, b/s 'Rosemount/Aberdeen/23 NO 37', grey/blue Shetland Hosiery Co. "Viking" cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick/8.30am/23 NO 37 cds. A nice item in pristine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F, Aberdeen to Lerwick (Shetland), b/s 23/11, black/ivory Ollason cover with biplane, franked 1 1/2d, canc Aberdeen cds.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F, Aberdeen to Lerwick (Shetland), b/s 23/11, black/ivory Ollason cover with biplane, franked 1 1/2d, canc Aberdeen cds.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F, Aberdeen to Lerwick (Shetland), b/s 23/11, black/ivory Ollason cover with biplane, franked 1d, canc Aberdeen cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick, oval registered '23 No 37 ' receiver on front, 4 1/2d postal stationery registered, canc  'Registered Aberdeen 23 Nov 37 cds, signed by pilot, Capt. EG Starling above red two line 'Chief Pilot/Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick, oval registered '23 No 37 ' receiver on front, 4 1/2d postal stationery registered, canc 'Registered Aberdeen 23 Nov 37 cds, signed by pilot, Capt. EG Starling above red two line 'Chief Pilot/Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Channel Is, Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, bs 3.15pm 23 Nov 1937, plain cover franked KE VII 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick 8.45 am 23 Nov 37 cds. A green/yellow/purple "Aberdeen Airways" vignette has been added to the front.  Aberdeen airport (Dyce) is the connection between this scarce vignette and the flight . The vignette is one of only two types produced by this short lived company, which was founded by Eric Gander Dower in January 1934, having first launched Aberdeen Aero Services in 1930.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Channel Is, Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, bs 3.15pm 23 Nov 1937, plain cover franked KE VII 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick 8.45 am 23 Nov 37 cds. A green/yellow/purple "Aberdeen Airways" vignette has been added to the front. Aberdeen airport (Dyce) is the connection between this scarce vignette and the flight . The vignette is one of only two types produced by this short lived company, which was founded by Eric Gander Dower in January 1934, having first launched Aberdeen Aero Services in 1930.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick , bs 4.0pm 23 Nov 1937, plain cover franked KE VII 1/2d + 1d, canc Aberdeen 2.15am 23 Nov 1937 cds. A green/yellow/purple "Aberdeen Airways" vignette has been added to the front.  Aberdeen airport (Dyce) is the connection between this scarce vignette and the flight . The vignette is one of only two types produced by this short lived company, which was founded by Eric Gander Dower in January 1934, having first launched Aberdeen Aero Services in 1930.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick , bs 4.0pm 23 Nov 1937, plain cover franked KE VII 1/2d + 1d, canc Aberdeen 2.15am 23 Nov 1937 cds. A green/yellow/purple "Aberdeen Airways" vignette has been added to the front. Aberdeen airport (Dyce) is the connection between this scarce vignette and the flight . The vignette is one of only two types produced by this short lived company, which was founded by Eric Gander Dower in January 1934, having first launched Aberdeen Aero Services in 1930.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F to the Shetland Isles, no arrival ds, scarce red/white/blue "The Shetland Times" souvenir envelope, franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool 22 Nov 1937 cds. "Shetland Times" souvenir envelopes are particularly scarce.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F to the Shetland Isles, no arrival ds, scarce red/white/blue "The Shetland Times" souvenir envelope, franked 1 1/2d canc Liverpool 22 Nov 1937 cds. "Shetland Times" souvenir envelopes are particularly scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Double first flight, Allied Airways 23rd of November 1937 F/F from Lerwick in the Shetland Isles to Aberdeen, bs 23/11/37, and then reflown on the 31st July 1939 Scottish Airways F/F from Kirkwall to North Ronalsdshay, bs 31/7, plain cover franked King GV, Edward, GVI 1/2d stamps canc Lerwick/Shetland cds, and KGVI canc Kirkwall/Orkney 31/7/39.  Of Interest is the use of stamps of each of the three reigns covering the period of the first and subsequent flights.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
Double first flight, Allied Airways 23rd of November 1937 F/F from Lerwick in the Shetland Isles to Aberdeen, bs 23/11/37, and then reflown on the 31st July 1939 Scottish Airways F/F from Kirkwall to North Ronalsdshay, bs 31/7, plain cover franked King GV, Edward, GVI 1/2d stamps canc Lerwick/Shetland cds, and KGVI canc Kirkwall/Orkney 31/7/39. Of Interest is the use of stamps of each of the three reigns covering the period of the first and subsequent flights.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) 'The Thurso Air Mail Mystery'. An acceptance of mail fromThurso for the accelerated service to Wick by train or omnibus then OAT by the mail carrying planes of Highland Airways. Thurso 23/11 to Kirkwall 24/11 via Wick, posted in Thurso on 23/11, then carried from Wick to Kirkwall 24/12 on the same day that Allied Airways flew the first mail from Aberdeen to Sumbrugh airport in the Shetlands, Although the Allied AW plane called at Thurso, no mail was collected because of the existing contract between the PO and Highland AW. A nice brain teaser for the judges. See Redgrove p50. Image.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 23
'The Thurso Air Mail Mystery'. An acceptance of mail fromThurso for the accelerated service to Wick by train or omnibus then OAT by the mail carrying planes of Highland Airways. Thurso 23/11 to Kirkwall 24/11 via Wick, posted in Thurso on 23/11, then carried from Wick to Kirkwall 24/12 on the same day that Allied Airways flew the first mail from Aberdeen to Sumbrugh airport in the Shetlands, Although the Allied AW plane called at Thurso, no mail was collected because of the existing contract between the PO and Highland AW. A nice brain teaser for the judges. See Redgrove p50. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Kirkwall to Lerwick, bs 25/11, via Inverness and Aberdeen, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall 12pm 24 Nov 37, signed by pilots of both Highland Airways and Allied irways, Capt. EG Starling above red two line 'Chief Pilot/Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, and Capt. CB Wilson. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1937, Nov 24
Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Kirkwall to Lerwick, bs 25/11, via Inverness and Aberdeen, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall 12pm 24 Nov 37, signed by pilots of both Highland Airways and Allied irways, Capt. EG Starling above red two line 'Chief Pilot/Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, and Capt. CB Wilson. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, Fair Isle emergency Christmas flight, Kirkwall to Fair Isle, 24/12, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall 24/12 cds on departure and returned to Kirkwall several days later b/s 28/12, red three line "First Unofficial Air Mail/Orkney-Fair Isle/Christmas 1937". The cover is signed by the pilot Capt J. Annesley Hankins who also delivered Christmas presents for the island's 17 children.  A super item, and one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1937, Dec 24
Highland Airways, Fair Isle emergency Christmas flight, Kirkwall to Fair Isle, 24/12, franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall 24/12 cds on departure and returned to Kirkwall several days later b/s 28/12, red three line "First Unofficial Air Mail/Orkney-Fair Isle/Christmas 1937". The cover is signed by the pilot Capt J. Annesley Hankins who also delivered Christmas presents for the island's 17 children. A super item, and one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Kirkwall to Inverness, Highland Airways hand over service to Scottish Airways, last flight by Highland Airways,  printed souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall/Orkney/2 May 38, red/blue/white Highland Airways Ltd label, printed 'Highland Airways/Last Air Mail/2nd May 1938'

GB Internal, 1938, May 2
Kirkwall to Inverness, Highland Airways hand over service to Scottish Airways, last flight by Highland Airways, printed souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall/Orkney/2 May 38, red/blue/white Highland Airways Ltd label, printed 'Highland Airways/Last Air Mail/2nd May 1938'

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Mis-described

GB Internal, 1938, May 3
Mis-described

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to Bradford, private 3/10 arrival ds, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 2
North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to Bradford, private 3/10 arrival ds, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to London, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver and  'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring 'Croydon/North Eastern Airways Ltd' cachet.  Image.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to London, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver and 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring 'Croydon/North Eastern Airways Ltd' cachet. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, two Croydon circular receivers, one purple and one blue, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by the blue  Croydon receiver,  'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image..

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, two Croydon circular receivers, one purple and one blue, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by the blue Croydon receiver, 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image..

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Leeds to London, two blue Croydon circular receivers,  plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Leeds-London company vignette tied by the blue  Croydon receiver,  'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. Image..

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways, F/F Leeds to London, two blue Croydon circular receivers, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Leeds-London company vignette tied by the blue Croydon receiver, 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. Image..

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways F/F Perth ( 8am) to Newcastle, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver showing 10am, confirming arrival by air, also typed "arrived at Newcastle 9-55", plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Perth-London company vignette tied by blue double ring company cachet, signed by the pilot Capt Alan L.T. Naish who flew the  Perth-Newcastle leg.   This item meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover.  Scarce.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways F/F Perth ( 8am) to Newcastle, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver showing 10am, confirming arrival by air, also typed "arrived at Newcastle 9-55", plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Perth-London company vignette tied by blue double ring company cachet, signed by the pilot Capt Alan L.T. Naish who flew the Perth-Newcastle leg. This item meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette, violet  double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette, violet double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Doncaster to London, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Perth-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways, F/F Doncaster to London, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Perth-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to Bradford, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver and '3 Oct 1938' date stamp, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to Bradford, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver and '3 Oct 1938' date stamp, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways F/F Perth ( 8am) to London, b/s St Johns Wood/8.45 pm/3 Oct/1938, also RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver showing confirming arrival by air, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Perth-London company vignette tied by blue double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd', signed by pilots Capt Alan L.T. Naish ( Perth-Newcastle) and F/OD Boitel-Gill (Newcastle-Croydon). This item meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Leeds to London, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Leeds-London company vignette tied by blue double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways, F/F Leeds to London, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Leeds-London company vignette tied by blue double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd', signed by pilot.  Francis Field authentication hs verso.	£30.00

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, RECD 3 Oct 1938 clock face receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd', signed by pilot. Francis Field authentication hs verso. £30.00

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F, Leeds (9.45am) to Croydon, company vignette tied by 12.50pm clock receiver, also blue circ company cachet, plain cover, North Eastern Airways Ltd, meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
F/F, Leeds (9.45am) to Croydon, company vignette tied by 12.50pm clock receiver, also blue circ company cachet, plain cover, North Eastern Airways Ltd, meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F, Newcastle (9 am) to Croydon, company vignette tied by 12.50pm clock receiver and green circ company cachet, plain cover, North Eastern Airways Ltd, meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
F/F, Newcastle (9 am) to Croydon, company vignette tied by 12.50pm clock receiver and green circ company cachet, plain cover, North Eastern Airways Ltd, meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F, Bradford to London, company vignette tied by 12.50pm clock receiver, also violet circ company cachet, plain cover, North Eastern Airways.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
F/F, Bradford to London, company vignette tied by 12.50pm clock receiver, also violet circ company cachet, plain cover, North Eastern Airways.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways Ltd, F/F Perth to Newcastle, no arrival ds, plain cover addressed to London, franked 1 1/2d canc 'Perth/8am/3 OC/37', blue/white 'Perth-London' company vignette tied by red circular company flight cachet. Meets Redgrove 's criteria for a flown cover, see pp 125-129. Written up on exhibition page.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Perth ( 8am) to London N 10, b/s Muswell Hill 11.30pm, plain cover, North Eastern Airways Ltd, meets Redgrove's criteria for a flown cover.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
F/F Perth ( 8am) to London N 10, b/s Muswell Hill 11.30pm, plain cover, North Eastern Airways Ltd, meets Redgrove's criteria for a flown cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways Ltd, F/F Perth ( 8am) to London N 10, b/s Muswell Hill 11.30pm, plain cover, meets Redgrove's criteria for a flown cover.

GB Internal, 1938, Oct 3
North Eastern Airways Ltd, F/F Perth ( 8am) to London N 10, b/s Muswell Hill 11.30pm, plain cover, meets Redgrove's criteria for a flown cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First  North Ronaldshay emergency flight by Scottish Airways, North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, cover franked 1 1/2d canc North Ronaldshay 17th December 1938 cds,  bearing a pink four line cachet 'First airmail to North/ Ronaldshay /Emergency Flight /14th December 1938' and signed by the pilot Captain J.A.Hankins. Hitherto there is no record of a surviving cover from this flight. However this cover may be one such. It Bears the same cachet in pink applied to the outgoing mail, the stamp is quite clearly postmarked North Ronalsdshay on the 14th of December 1938. The cover is not back stamped but, the coexistence of the postmark and the cachet both being linked with the emergency flight on the 17th December 1938, strongly suggest that this cover was flown on that date.

GB Internal, 1938, Dec 17
First North Ronaldshay emergency flight by Scottish Airways, North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, cover franked 1 1/2d canc North Ronaldshay 17th December 1938 cds, bearing a pink four line cachet 'First airmail to North/ Ronaldshay /Emergency Flight /14th December 1938' and signed by the pilot Captain J.A.Hankins. Hitherto there is no record of a surviving cover from this flight. However this cover may be one such. It Bears the same cachet in pink applied to the outgoing mail, the stamp is quite clearly postmarked North Ronalsdshay on the 14th of December 1938. The cover is not back stamped but, the coexistence of the postmark and the cachet both being linked with the emergency flight on the 17th December 1938, strongly suggest that this cover was flown on that date.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scarce First  North Ronalsdshay emergency flight by Scottish Airways, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, fine 17 De 38 arrival ds on front, window cover franked Kirkwall 1/2d canc 17th December 1938 cds, bearing a pink four line cachet 'First airmail to North/ Ronaldshay /Emergency Flight /17th December 1938' and signed by the pilot Captain J.A.Hankins. Surviving letters are extremely rare. At the time, used stamps were being collected for sale to finance an extension to the Kirkwall Hospital, and the significance of the flown covers was not fully realised until it was too late. Only about 20 covers are believed to exist, all of which were flown northwards.

GB Internal, 1938, Dec 17
Scarce First North Ronalsdshay emergency flight by Scottish Airways, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, fine 17 De 38 arrival ds on front, window cover franked Kirkwall 1/2d canc 17th December 1938 cds, bearing a pink four line cachet 'First airmail to North/ Ronaldshay /Emergency Flight /17th December 1938' and signed by the pilot Captain J.A.Hankins. Surviving letters are extremely rare. At the time, used stamps were being collected for sale to finance an extension to the Kirkwall Hospital, and the significance of the flown covers was not fully realised until it was too late. Only about 20 covers are believed to exist, all of which were flown northwards.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Third Annual Stamp Expo London, souvenir cover with set of four special 'London Expo 1939' British Airliner vignettes tied by special red circular Expo hs. Image

GB Internal, 1939, Jan 23
Third Annual Stamp Expo London, souvenir cover with set of four special 'London Expo 1939' British Airliner vignettes tied by special red circular Expo hs. Image

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, typed five line "Airmail Service/Southampton to Guernsey/Channel Islands/inaugurated May 8th/1939", green circular "Guernsey Airways 8 May 1939" Type 5 receiver on front, plain etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1939, May 7
Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, typed five line "Airmail Service/Southampton to Guernsey/Channel Islands/inaugurated May 8th/1939", green circular "Guernsey Airways 8 May 1939" Type 5 receiver on front, plain etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, typed five line "Airmail Service/Southampton to Guernsey/Channel Islands/inaugurated May 8th/1939", green circular "Guernsey Airways 8 May 1939" Type 5 receiver on front, plain etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1939, May 7
Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, typed five line "Airmail Service/Southampton to Guernsey/Channel Islands/inaugurated May 8th/1939", green circular "Guernsey Airways 8 May 1939" Type 5 receiver on front, plain etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, typed five line "Airmail Service/Southampton to Guernsey/Channel Islands/inaugurated May 8th/1939", green circular "Guernsey Airways 8 May 1939" Type 5 receiver on front, plain etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

GB Internal, 1939, May 7
Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, typed five line "Airmail Service/Southampton to Guernsey/Channel Islands/inaugurated May 8th/1939", green circular "Guernsey Airways 8 May 1939" Type 5 receiver on front, plain etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'Kirkwall/11.15am/31 JY/39'.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'Kirkwall/11.15am/31 JY/39'.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/From N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'North Ronaldshay/31 JY/39'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, red/blue/ivory Orkney Herald Type I cover "Inauguration Of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/North Ronaldshay to Kirwall/31st July 1939", franked 1 1/2d, canc North Ronaldshay cds, black/yellow/grey "Scottish Airways/Go By Air" vignette verso. Only 100 Type 1 covers were printed, see Redgrove p134. A very fine example. Written up on exhbition page.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, plain W. Laird cover (see Redgrove p4), franked 1 1/2d canc North Ronaldshay cds which also ties black/yellow/grey "Scottish Airways/Go By Air" vignette. F/F covers bearing the tied vignette, are scarce. Written up on exhbition page.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, plain W. Laird cover (see Redgrove p4), franked 1 1/2d canc North Ronaldshay cds which also ties black/yellow/grey "Scottish Airways/Go By Air" vignette. F/F covers bearing the tied vignette, are scarce. Written up on exhbition page.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, North Ronaldshay Regular Airmail, F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, North Ronaldshay Regular Airmail, F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, North Ronaldshay Regular Airmail, F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, and on to Inverness and Sutton Coldfield, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d, type 'via Kirkwall and Inverness'.  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, North Ronaldshay Regular Airmail, F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, and on to Inverness and Sutton Coldfield, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d, type 'via Kirkwall and Inverness'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'Kirkwall/11.15am/31 JY/39'.   Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'Kirkwall/11.15am/31 JY/39'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, attractive and uncommon 'Lockwood' red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of Regular/Air Mail Service/for/North Ronaldshay' and high winged plane in clouds, franked 1 1/2d canc North Ronaldshay cds, yellow/black/white Scottish Airways propaganda label verso. Believed 30 flown each way.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, attractive and uncommon 'Lockwood' red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of Regular/Air Mail Service/for/North Ronaldshay' and high winged plane in clouds, franked 1 1/2d canc North Ronaldshay cds, yellow/black/white Scottish Airways propaganda label verso. Believed 30 flown each way.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, attractive and uncommon 'Lockwood' red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of Regular/Air Mail Service/for/North Ronaldshay' and high winged plane in clouds, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds. Believed 30 flown each way.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, attractive and uncommon 'Lockwood' red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of Regular/Air Mail Service/for/North Ronaldshay' and high winged plane in clouds, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds. Believed 30 flown each way.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald Type II souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall/to/Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' and 'The Orkney Herald' text below with red plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white propaganda label verso, 30 flown each way.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald Type II souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall/to/Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' and 'The Orkney Herald' text below with red plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white propaganda label verso, 30 flown each way.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald 'pale red plane' Type II souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall/to/Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' and 'The Orkney Herald' text below with pale red plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white Scottish Airways propaganda label verso, 30 flown each way. The pale red is a variety, only 3 exist, see Redgrove p134.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald 'pale red plane' Type II souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall/to/Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' and 'The Orkney Herald' text below with pale red plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white Scottish Airways propaganda label verso, 30 flown each way. The pale red is a variety, only 3 exist, see Redgrove p134.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald Type II souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/North Ronaldshay/to/Kirkwall/31st July 1939' and 'The Orkney Herald' text below with red plane, franked 1 1/2d canc North Ronaldshay cds, 30 flown each way.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald Type II souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/North Ronaldshay/to/Kirkwall/31st July 1939' and 'The Orkney Herald' text below with red plane, franked 1 1/2d canc North Ronaldshay cds, 30 flown each way.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald Type I souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' with red and blue plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white propaganda label verso, 50 flown each way.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald Type I souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' with red and blue plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white propaganda label verso, 50 flown each way.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald Type I souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' with red and blue plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white propaganda label verso, 50 flown each way.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald Type I souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' with red and blue plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white propaganda label verso, 50 flown each way.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, RARE Orkney Herald Type I souvenir cover with red plane but with blue fuselage and blue clouds missing, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white Scottish Airways propaganda label verso. The missing blue fuselage and clouds is a variety, only have been recorded, see Redgrove p134.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, RARE Orkney Herald Type I souvenir cover with red plane but with blue fuselage and blue clouds missing, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white Scottish Airways propaganda label verso. The missing blue fuselage and clouds is a variety, only have been recorded, see Redgrove p134.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways first regular airmail service North Ronalsdshay to Kirkwall, RARE specially printed commemorative vignette printed in pale blue, deep green and orange, showing a map of the route and bearing the inscription 'FIRST AIR MAIL/31st JULY /1939/AT ORDINARY/LETTER RATE/SCOTTISH AIRWAYS LD/inc HIGHLAND AIRWAYS'. The vignette is perforated 11 1/2 except on the outer margins of the sheets.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways first regular airmail service North Ronalsdshay to Kirkwall, RARE specially printed commemorative vignette printed in pale blue, deep green and orange, showing a map of the route and bearing the inscription 'FIRST AIR MAIL/31st JULY /1939/AT ORDINARY/LETTER RATE/SCOTTISH AIRWAYS LD/inc HIGHLAND AIRWAYS'. The vignette is perforated 11 1/2 except on the outer margins of the sheets.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, first regular flight North Ronalsdshay to Kirkwall, uncommon blue/cream Francis Field souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, canc North Ronaldshay/Kirkwall/Orkney/31 Jly 39 cds. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, first regular flight North Ronalsdshay to Kirkwall, uncommon blue/cream Francis Field souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, canc North Ronaldshay/Kirkwall/Orkney/31 Jly 39 cds. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, first regular flight Kirkwall to North Ronalsdshay, uncommon blue/cream Francis Field souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds, bs North Ronaldshay/Kirkwall/Orkney/31 Jly 39 cds. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, first regular flight Kirkwall to North Ronalsdshay, uncommon blue/cream Francis Field souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Kirkwall cds, bs North Ronaldshay/Kirkwall/Orkney/31 Jly 39 cds. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, first regular flight  North Ronalsdshay to Kirkwall, bs, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc KIrkwall cds tying yellow grey black oblong propaganda label issued by the Company.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, first regular flight North Ronalsdshay to Kirkwall, bs, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc KIrkwall cds tying yellow grey black oblong propaganda label issued by the Company.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, first regular flight North Ronalsdshay to Kirkwall, an extremely rare special 'To The Orkneys/Outer Isles/Scottish Airways Ltd' souvenir envelope in fine condition bearing a highly decorative design printed in deep green and orange franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall/Orkney cds and tying an equally rare sticker  printed in pale blue/deep green/ orange showing a map of the route of route. Only five such covers are known.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, first regular flight North Ronalsdshay to Kirkwall, an extremely rare special 'To The Orkneys/Outer Isles/Scottish Airways Ltd' souvenir envelope in fine condition bearing a highly decorative design printed in deep green and orange franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall/Orkney cds and tying an equally rare sticker printed in pale blue/deep green/ orange showing a map of the route of route. Only five such covers are known.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, 'Orcadian' (Kirkwall newspaper) blue/cream souvenir cover with printed 'First Official Air Mail/From North Ronaldshay/Monday, 31st July 1939' and high winged plane in clouds, franked 1 1/2d. Black/yellow/white. One hundred printed, 38 flown each way.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, bs 31/7, 'Orcadian' (Kirkwall newspaper) blue/cream souvenir cover with printed 'First Official Air Mail/From North Ronaldshay/Monday, 31st July 1939' and high winged plane in clouds, franked 1 1/2d. Black/yellow/white. One hundred printed, 38 flown each way.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, 'Orcadian' (Kirkwall newspaper) blue/cream souvenir cover with printed 'First Official Air Mail/To North Ronaldshay/Monday, 31st July 1939' and high winged plane in clouds, franked 1 1/2d. Black/yellow/white Scottish Airways propaganda One hundred printed, 38 flown each way.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, 'Orcadian' (Kirkwall newspaper) blue/cream souvenir cover with printed 'First Official Air Mail/To North Ronaldshay/Monday, 31st July 1939' and high winged plane in clouds, franked 1 1/2d. Black/yellow/white Scottish Airways propaganda One hundred printed, 38 flown each way.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, an unused example of the special envelpe printed by the, 'Orcadian', the Kirkwall newspaper, blue/cream souvenir cover with printed 'First Official Air Mail/From North Ronaldshay/Monday, 31st July 1939' and high winged plane in clouds. Of the 100 printed, 76 were flown, 38 in each direction. Only 12 of each direction remained unused.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways F/F Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, an unused example of the special envelpe printed by the, 'Orcadian', the Kirkwall newspaper, blue/cream souvenir cover with printed 'First Official Air Mail/From North Ronaldshay/Monday, 31st July 1939' and high winged plane in clouds. Of the 100 printed, 76 were flown, 38 in each direction. Only 12 of each direction remained unused.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/From N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'North Ronaldshay/31 JY/39'.  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/From N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'North Ronaldshay/31 JY/39'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, First Regular Kirwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'Kirkwall/31 Jy 39'.  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Jul 31
Scottish Airways, First Regular Kirwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, uncommon Francis Field blue/ivory souvenir cover with imprint of monoplane and "First Regular Airmail/To N Ronaldshay/Monday 31st July, 1939", franked 1 1/2d. Canc 'Kirkwall/31 Jy 39'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Northern and Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbelltown, bs 2/11 11.15am, Northern and Scottish Airways Ltd corner cover franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, signed by Capt. David Barclay, the Company's Chief Pilot. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first fights, so this item is scarce.

GB Internal, 1939, Oct 2
Northern and Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbelltown, bs 2/11 11.15am, Northern and Scottish Airways Ltd corner cover franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, signed by Capt. David Barclay, the Company's Chief Pilot. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first fights, so this item is scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Campbelltown to Glasgow, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Campbeltown 11.15am tying special black/yellow/grey 'Scottish Airways' adhesive label. The company gave no advance notice of the date of the first fights, So this item is scarce.

GB Internal, 1939, Oct 2
Scottish Airways F/F Campbelltown to Glasgow, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Campbeltown 11.15am tying special black/yellow/grey 'Scottish Airways' adhesive label. The company gave no advance notice of the date of the first fights, So this item is scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, rare F/F Glasgow-Campbeltown -Glasgow round flight cover, Campbeltown bs 2/10  arrival ds verso, and Campbeltown depart ds on front  and Renfrew (Glasgow) 2.45pm 2 Oct 39 arrival ds verso, company souvenir cover with Scottish Airways logo on flap, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, and one of a few dispatched by the company with special black/yellow/grey adhesive label overprinted with the flight times, signed by the pilot Capt. David Barclay. One of only 12 round trip covers exist.  Francis Field authentication hs verso. A truly rare gem in fine condition.

GB Internal, 1939, Oct 2
Scottish Airways, rare F/F Glasgow-Campbeltown -Glasgow round flight cover, Campbeltown bs 2/10 arrival ds verso, and Campbeltown depart ds on front and Renfrew (Glasgow) 2.45pm 2 Oct 39 arrival ds verso, company souvenir cover with Scottish Airways logo on flap, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, and one of a few dispatched by the company with special black/yellow/grey adhesive label overprinted with the flight times, signed by the pilot Capt. David Barclay. One of only 12 round trip covers exist. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A truly rare gem in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Campbelltown to Glasgow, bs Renfrew 2/10 2.45pm, company cover with Scottish Airways logo on flap, franked 1 1/2d canc Campbeltown 11.15am. Only 44 flown, and one of a few dispatched by the company with special black/yellow/grey adhesive label overprinted with the flight times. Also a c75 word account of the flight, typed on card;  B&W head and shoulder pictures (not photos), 8x5cm, of four pilots and four Board members of Scottish Airways; and a 2pp article by H Stanley Redgrove on British Internal Airmails in Wartime, from The est End Philatelist, May 1940.

GB Internal, 1939, Oct 2
Scottish Airways F/F Campbelltown to Glasgow, bs Renfrew 2/10 2.45pm, company cover with Scottish Airways logo on flap, franked 1 1/2d canc Campbeltown 11.15am. Only 44 flown, and one of a few dispatched by the company with special black/yellow/grey adhesive label overprinted with the flight times. Also a c75 word account of the flight, typed on card; B&W head and shoulder pictures (not photos), 8x5cm, of four pilots and four Board members of Scottish Airways; and a 2pp article by H Stanley Redgrove on British Internal Airmails in Wartime, from The est End Philatelist, May 1940.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Campbelltown to Glasgow, bs Renfrew 2/10 2.45pm, company cover with Scottish Airways logo on flap, franked 1 1/2d canc Campbeltown 11.15am. Only 44 flown, and one of a few dispatched by the company with special black/yellow/grey adhesive label overprinted with the flight times. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Oct 2
Scottish Airways F/F Campbelltown to Glasgow, bs Renfrew 2/10 2.45pm, company cover with Scottish Airways logo on flap, franked 1 1/2d canc Campbeltown 11.15am. Only 44 flown, and one of a few dispatched by the company with special black/yellow/grey adhesive label overprinted with the flight times. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Oct 2
Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1939, Oct 2
Scottish Airways, rare F/F Glasgow-Campbeltown -Glasgow round flight cover, Campbeltown 11.15/2 Oct 39 arrival ds on front and verso, Renfrew (Glasgow) 2.45pm 2 Oct 39 arrival ds verso, company cover with Scottish Airways logo on flap, franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, and one of a few dispatched by the company with special black/yellow/grey adhesive label overprinted with the flight times, signed by the pilot Capt. David Barclay. One of only 12 round trip covers exist. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A truly rare gem in superb condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1939, Oct 2
Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day of resumption of Scottish Airways North Ronaldshay air mail service, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 27/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall, Orkneys cds tying black/yellow propaganda label. After the declaration of war on 3 September 1939, the North Ronaldshay air mail service ceased to operate, but was resumed on Monday 27 November until finally ceasing in March 1940.

GB Internal, 1939, Nov 27
First day of resumption of Scottish Airways North Ronaldshay air mail service, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 27/11, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall, Orkneys cds tying black/yellow propaganda label. After the declaration of war on 3 September 1939, the North Ronaldshay air mail service ceased to operate, but was resumed on Monday 27 November until finally ceasing in March 1940.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Last flight from Inverness to Kirkwall at the old 1 1/2d rate, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Sutton Coldfield, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1940, Apr 30
Last flight from Inverness to Kirkwall at the old 1 1/2d rate, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Sutton Coldfield, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 2/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 1
Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 2/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions.  Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail. Ironed vertical crease.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 1
Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions. Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions.  Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail. Ironed vertical crease.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 1
Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions. Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions.  Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 1
Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions. Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions.  Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 1
Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions. Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, RAF censor hand stamps applied applied and verso shows the RAF Headquarters 41 Group Registry receipt  stamp with a signature acknowledging receipt.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 1
Railway Air Services, F/F Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, RAF censor hand stamps applied applied and verso shows the RAF Headquarters 41 Group Registry receipt stamp with a signature acknowledging receipt.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, RAF sensor hand stamps applied applied and verso shows the RAF Headquarters 41 Group Registry receipt  stamp with a signature acknowledging receipt.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 1
Railway Air Services, F/F Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, RAF sensor hand stamps applied applied and verso shows the RAF Headquarters 41 Group Registry receipt stamp with a signature acknowledging receipt.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration RAS Wartime Airmail Service, Belfast to Liverpool, PC franked 5d (inland fee 2d and air fee 3d), canc Belfast 1 Sep 41 machine cds, large red circular 'RAS/1 September1941' cachet , On arrival at Liverpool the mail was given priority at the censorship office. It was this priority which was mainly responsible for the accelerated delivery, rather than the use of the airmail service, See Beith, p42. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 01
Inauguration RAS Wartime Airmail Service, Belfast to Liverpool, PC franked 5d (inland fee 2d and air fee 3d), canc Belfast 1 Sep 41 machine cds, large red circular 'RAS/1 September1941' cachet , On arrival at Liverpool the mail was given priority at the censorship office. It was this priority which was mainly responsible for the accelerated delivery, rather than the use of the airmail service, See Beith, p42. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration RAS Wartime Airmail Service, Liverpool to Belfast , PC franked 5d (inland fee 2d and air fee 3d), canc Sutton Coldfield machine postmark , large green circular 'RAS/1 September 1941' cachet  tied by red hexagonal GB censor mark. On arrival at Liverpool the mail was given priority at the censorship office. It was this censorship priority which was mainly responsible for the accelerated delivery, rather than the use of the airmail service, See Beith, p42. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 01
Inauguration RAS Wartime Airmail Service, Liverpool to Belfast , PC franked 5d (inland fee 2d and air fee 3d), canc Sutton Coldfield machine postmark , large green circular 'RAS/1 September 1941' cachet tied by red hexagonal GB censor mark. On arrival at Liverpool the mail was given priority at the censorship office. It was this censorship priority which was mainly responsible for the accelerated delivery, rather than the use of the airmail service, See Beith, p42. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration RAS Wartime Airmail Service, Belfast to Liverpool, no arrival ds, PC franked 2d + 3d air fee, canc Belfast 1/9 cds, large red circular 'RAS/1 September' cachet . Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 01
Inauguration RAS Wartime Airmail Service, Belfast to Liverpool, no arrival ds, PC franked 2d + 3d air fee, canc Belfast 1/9 cds, large red circular 'RAS/1 September' cachet . Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration RAS Wartime Airmail Service, Liverpool to Belfast, no arrival ds, PC franked 5d canc Birmingham machine postmark + 2d  canc Belfast 2/9 cds, large blue circular 'RAS/1 September' cachet , red hexagonal crown over 'Passed P.U. 25' censor mark. On arrival at Liverpool the mail was given priority at the censorship office. It was this censorship priority which was mainly responsible for the accelerated delivery, rather than the use of the airmail servie, See Beith, p42. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1941, Sep 01
Inauguration RAS Wartime Airmail Service, Liverpool to Belfast, no arrival ds, PC franked 5d canc Birmingham machine postmark + 2d canc Belfast 2/9 cds, large blue circular 'RAS/1 September' cachet , red hexagonal crown over 'Passed P.U. 25' censor mark. On arrival at Liverpool the mail was given priority at the censorship office. It was this censorship priority which was mainly responsible for the accelerated delivery, rather than the use of the airmail servie, See Beith, p42. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First acceptance of mail from Northern Ireland to Scotland for carriage on RAS Belfast-Liverpool wartime airmail service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 10/2, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, canc Belfast cds, large blue 'RAS/Belfast-Glasgow/9 February 19423' cachet.

GB Internal, 1942, Feb 09
First acceptance of mail from Northern Ireland to Scotland for carriage on RAS Belfast-Liverpool wartime airmail service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 10/2, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, canc Belfast cds, large blue 'RAS/Belfast-Glasgow/9 February 19423' cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First acceptance of mail from Northern Ireland to Scotland for carriage on the accelerated RAS Belfast-Liverpool wartime airmail service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 10/2, plain cover franked 3d + 2 1/2d, canc Belfast cds, large blue 'RAS/Belfast-Glasgow/9 February 1942' cachet. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1942, Feb 09
First acceptance of mail from Northern Ireland to Scotland for carriage on the accelerated RAS Belfast-Liverpool wartime airmail service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 10/2, plain cover franked 3d + 2 1/2d, canc Belfast cds, large blue 'RAS/Belfast-Glasgow/9 February 1942' cachet. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First acceptance of mail from Northern Ireland to Scotland for carriage on the accelerated RAS Belfast-Liverpool wartime airmail service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 10/2, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, canc Belfast cds, large blue 'RAS/Belfast-Glasgow/9 February 1942' cachet. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1942, Feb 9
First acceptance of mail from Northern Ireland to Scotland for carriage on the accelerated RAS Belfast-Liverpool wartime airmail service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 10/2, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, canc Belfast cds, large blue 'RAS/Belfast-Glasgow/9 February 1942' cachet. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Wartime 'Emergency Air Mail' cachet on forces airmail from GB to Southern Rhodesia, 2d PSC with additional 1d, tied Derby machine cancel to Bulawayo, bs 17 Mar 194?, black official Derby 'Air Mail' cachet (used in place of an air mail label). Correctly rated 3d, the special rate for Middle East Forces. Uncommon.

GB Internal, 1942, Nov 28
Wartime 'Emergency Air Mail' cachet on forces airmail from GB to Southern Rhodesia, 2d PSC with additional 1d, tied Derby machine cancel to Bulawayo, bs 17 Mar 194?, black official Derby 'Air Mail' cachet (used in place of an air mail label). Correctly rated 3d, the special rate for Middle East Forces. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, Wolverhampton to Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, WWII censored cover franked 3d air mail and 2 1/2d inland postage twopence Halfpenny cancelled Wolverhampton cds, nice strike  of the Wolverhampton emergency air mail cachet which was used  by the Wolverhampton head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.

GB Internal, 1942, Dec 12
Railway Air Service, Wolverhampton to Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, WWII censored cover franked 3d air mail and 2 1/2d inland postage twopence Halfpenny cancelled Wolverhampton cds, nice strike of the Wolverhampton emergency air mail cachet which was used by the Wolverhampton head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, Wolverhampton to Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, WWII censored cover franked 3d air mail and 2 1/2d inland postage  cancelled Wolverhampton cds, good strike  of the Wolverhampton emergency air mail cachet which was used  by the Wolverhampton head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.

GB Internal, 1942, Dec 12
Railway Air Service, Wolverhampton to Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, WWII censored cover franked 3d air mail and 2 1/2d inland postage cancelled Wolverhampton cds, good strike of the Wolverhampton emergency air mail cachet which was used by the Wolverhampton head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Penzance to Scilly Isles at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Scilly Isles cds applied on arrival, nice strike violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

GB Internal, 1943, Apr 14
Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Penzance to Scilly Isles at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Scilly Isles cds applied on arrival, nice strike violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western anfd Southern Airlines introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isles airmail sevice, flown cover from Scilly Isles to Penzance at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Penzance machine postmark applied on arrival, black framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

GB Internal, 1943, Oct 15
Great Western anfd Southern Airlines introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isles airmail sevice, flown cover from Scilly Isles to Penzance at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Penzance machine postmark applied on arrival, black framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Penzance to Scilly Isles at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Scilly Isles cds applied on arrival, violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

GB Internal, 1943, Nov 02
Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Penzance to Scilly Isles at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Scilly Isles cds applied on arrival, violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Scilly Isles to Penzance at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Penzance cds applied on arrival, violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P, p7. Ironed vertical crease 3cm in from lh edge, see scan.

GB Internal, 1943, Nov 02
Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Scilly Isles to Penzance at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Penzance cds applied on arrival, violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P, p7. Ironed vertical crease 3cm in from lh edge, see scan.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Penzance to Scilly Isles at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d , cancelled Scilly Isles cds applied on arrival, violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

GB Internal, 1943, Nov 02
Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Penzance to Scilly Isles at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d , cancelled Scilly Isles cds applied on arrival, violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western and Southern Airlines introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isles airmail sevice, flown cover from Scilly Isles to Penzance at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Penzance machine postmark applied on arrival, black framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

GB Internal, 1943, Nov 04
Great Western and Southern Airlines introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isles airmail sevice, flown cover from Scilly Isles to Penzance at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Penzance machine postmark applied on arrival, black framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Penzance to Scilly Isles at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Scilly Isles cds applied on arrival, violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

GB Internal, 1943, Nov 13
Great Western and Southern Airlines, introduction of wartime Penzance-Scilly Isle airmail sevice, flown cover from Penzance to Scilly Isles at the 4d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled Scilly Isles cds applied on arrival, violet framed "Letter by GW & SR/Airlines/Paid (ms 4d) " to denote payment of airmail charge. The service was introduced to cope with the influx of service personnel to the islands. See Lister P., p7.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways,  Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornaway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.

GB Internal, 1943, Dec 15
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds, ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornaway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 1d, canc Twickenham 20 Dec 1943,  ms arrival on 23/12 certified buy the RAF Unit padre. The cover was flown from Glasgow to Stornaway by Scottish Airways.

GB Internal, 1943, Dec 20
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 1d, canc Twickenham 20 Dec 1943, ms arrival on 23/12 certified buy the RAF Unit padre. The cover was flown from Glasgow to Stornaway by Scottish Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Stornoway to Glasgow. In 1941 the Air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Plain cover posted on 29 De 43 from Srornoway, franked 1d canc fine strike RAFPO Stornoway/Isle of Lewis postmark, Glasgow 20 Dec 1943 arrival cds on front.. The cover was flown from Port Ellen to Glasgow by Scottish Airways.

GB Internal, 1943, Dec 20
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Stornoway to Glasgow. In 1941 the Air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Plain cover posted on 29 De 43 from Srornoway, franked 1d canc fine strike RAFPO Stornoway/Isle of Lewis postmark, Glasgow 20 Dec 1943 arrival cds on front.. The cover was flown from Port Ellen to Glasgow by Scottish Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival on 23/1 by the chaplain. This cover was flown from Glasgow to  Stornaway by Scottish Airways.

GB Internal, 1944, Jan 21
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds, ms confirmation of arrival on 23/1 by the chaplain. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Stornaway by Scottish Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Benbecula. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 202 Glasgow (the number used for Benbecula), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 27 Ju 44 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival by the padre 29/6, Benbecula Post Room cachet in red verso. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Benbecula by Scottish Airways. A particularly fine example.

GB Internal, 1944, Jun 27
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Benbecula. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 202 Glasgow (the number used for Benbecula), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 27 Ju 44 cds, ms confirmation of arrival by the padre 29/6, Benbecula Post Room cachet in red verso. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Benbecula by Scottish Airways. A particularly fine example.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Benbecula to Glasgow. In 1941 the Air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Plain cover posted from Benbecula showing the two line RAF Benbecula Post Room cachet in red,  franked 1d, Glasgow 29 Jne 1944 transit cds. The cover was flown from Benbecula to Glasgow by Scottish Airways.

GB Internal, 1944, Jun 29
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Benbecula to Glasgow. In 1941 the Air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Plain cover posted from Benbecula showing the two line RAF Benbecula Post Room cachet in red, franked 1d, Glasgow 29 Jne 1944 transit cds. The cover was flown from Benbecula to Glasgow by Scottish Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Port Ellen. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 200 Glasgow (the number used for Port Ellen), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 4 Jy 44 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival on 6/7 by the padre.

GB Internal, 1944, Jul 4
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Port Ellen. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 200 Glasgow (the number used for Port Ellen), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 4 Jy 44 cds, ms confirmation of arrival on 6/7 by the padre.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Port Ellen. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 200 Glasgow (the number used for Port Ellen), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 4 Jy 44 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival on 6/7 by the padre.

GB Internal, 1944, Jul 4
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow to Port Ellen. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 200 Glasgow (the number used for Port Ellen), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 4 Jy 44 cds, ms confirmation of arrival on 6/7 by the padre.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scotland, Western Isles wartime services. A plain cover franked 2 1/2d sent by the padre at the Port Ellen RAF base, Islay, and posted on arrival in Glasgow 5 Jly, 1944. Port Ellen was one of several RAF secret bases established in the Western Isles  during WWII to conduct anti U-boat and convoy escort patrols, particularly over the North Atlantic. For this reason their location had to remain secret. The origin of outgoing mail was never disclosed, and all mail from such bases was Posted On Arrival at an agreed central collection point in Glasgow, and then put into the normal mail channels. The contract for carrying mail from these secret locations was given to Scottish Airways.The ms 'Port Ellen Islay 5.VII.44' on the flap of this particular cover was added later by someone who knew or found out that this was the base where the Rev TR Horgan was stationed at that time. Very few such covers can be confidently traced to their point of origin. This particular item is a rare exception.

GB Internal, 1944, Jul 5
Scotland, Western Isles wartime services. A plain cover franked 2 1/2d sent by the padre at the Port Ellen RAF base, Islay, and posted on arrival in Glasgow 5 Jly, 1944. Port Ellen was one of several RAF secret bases established in the Western Isles during WWII to conduct anti U-boat and convoy escort patrols, particularly over the North Atlantic. For this reason their location had to remain secret. The origin of outgoing mail was never disclosed, and all mail from such bases was Posted On Arrival at an agreed central collection point in Glasgow, and then put into the normal mail channels. The contract for carrying mail from these secret locations was given to Scottish Airways.The ms 'Port Ellen Islay 5.VII.44' on the flap of this particular cover was added later by someone who knew or found out that this was the base where the Rev TR Horgan was stationed at that time. Very few such covers can be confidently traced to their point of origin. This particular item is a rare exception.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Tiree to Glasgow. In 1941 the Air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Plain cover posted from Tiree showing the RAFPO cancelation for 12 Jy, 44,  franked 1d, Glasgow 12 Jly, 1944 transit cds. The cover was flown from Tiree to Glasgow by Scottish Airways.

GB Internal, 1944, Jul 12
Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Tiree to Glasgow. In 1941 the Air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Plain cover posted from Tiree showing the RAFPO cancelation for 12 Jy, 44, franked 1d, Glasgow 12 Jly, 1944 transit cds. The cover was flown from Tiree to Glasgow by Scottish Airways.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) GB to Germany, undelivered/service suspended  British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 3 airmail lettersheet,  blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Nottingham wavy line, addressed to Pte Ingham, POW #154162, Stalag XVIIB, B/2021/GW.Germany, red octagonal "PW 1858" hs, magenta framed two line 'Undelivered For Reasons Stated/Return To Sender', also endorsed 'Service Suspended' in blue crayon ms.

GB Internal, 1945, Apr 21
GB to Germany, undelivered/service suspended British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 3 airmail lettersheet, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Nottingham wavy line, addressed to Pte Ingham, POW #154162, Stalag XVIIB, B/2021/GW.Germany, red octagonal "PW 1858" hs, magenta framed two line 'Undelivered For Reasons Stated/Return To Sender', also endorsed 'Service Suspended' in blue crayon ms.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) New airway letter service Stornaway-Glasgow established 2 July 1945, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet circular "Scottish Airways Limited/Air Letter Service" hs x2,  posted on arrival in Glasgow, 21 Aug 45 cds. machine cancel.

GB Internal, 1945, Aug 11
New airway letter service Stornaway-Glasgow established 2 July 1945, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet circular "Scottish Airways Limited/Air Letter Service" hs x2, posted on arrival in Glasgow, 21 Aug 45 cds. machine cancel.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Stornoway-Glasgow air letter service, cover flown Stornoway to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet circular "Scottish Airways Limited/Air Letter Service" hs,  posted on arrival in Glasgow, 11 Aug 45 cds.

GB Internal, 1945, Aug 11
Stornoway-Glasgow air letter service, cover flown Stornoway to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet circular "Scottish Airways Limited/Air Letter Service" hs, posted on arrival in Glasgow, 11 Aug 45 cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Stornoway-Glasagow air letter service, cover flown Stornoway to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet circular "Scottish Airways Limited/Air Letter Service" hs,  posted on arrival in Glasgow, 11 Aug 45 cds.

GB Internal, 1945, Aug 11
Stornoway-Glasagow air letter service, cover flown Stornoway to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet circular "Scottish Airways Limited/Air Letter Service" hs, posted on arrival in Glasgow, 11 Aug 45 cds.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Channel Island Airways, first airmail service Southampton to Guernsy, no arrival ds, souvenir cover franked  2 1/2d, official blue square cachet.

GB Internal, 1945, Sep 10
Channel Island Airways, first airmail service Southampton to Guernsy, no arrival ds, souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d, official blue square cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Channel Island Airways, first airmail service Southampton to Jersey, no arrival ds, souvenir cover franked  2 1/2d, official violet circular cachet.

GB Internal, 1945, Sep 10
Channel Island Airways, first airmail service Southampton to Jersey, no arrival ds, souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d, official violet circular cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Channel Island Airways, first airmail service Jersey to Guernsey, no arrival ds, souvenir cover franked  2 1/2d, official violet circular cachet.

GB Internal, 1945, Sep 10
Channel Island Airways, first airmail service Jersey to Guernsey, no arrival ds, souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d, official violet circular cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Liverpool-Dublin air service, F/F London-Dublin (London Despatch), souvenir cover franked 5 1/2d, canc London machine postmark, no arrival ds, etiquette, operated jointly between West Coast Air Services and Aer Lingus.

GB Internal, 1946, Jan 14
Liverpool-Dublin air service, F/F London-Dublin (London Despatch), souvenir cover franked 5 1/2d, canc London machine postmark, no arrival ds, etiquette, operated jointly between West Coast Air Services and Aer Lingus.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Liverpool-Dublin air service, F/F London-Dublin, souvenir cover franked 5 1/2d, canc London machine postmark, no arrival ds, etiquette, operated jointly between West Coast Air Services and Aer Lingus.

GB Internal, 1946, Jan 14
Liverpool-Dublin air service, F/F London-Dublin, souvenir cover franked 5 1/2d, canc London machine postmark, no arrival ds, etiquette, operated jointly between West Coast Air Services and Aer Lingus.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Stornoway, Scotland to the Scilly Isles, double air letter carried from Stornoway to Glasgow by Scottish Airways, and from Land's End to Scilly Isles by Great Western and Southern Airlines. Plain cover franked  2 1/2d canc violet circular 'Scottish Airways Ltd/Air Letter Sercice hs, Renfrew 6/2 arrival ds on front and violet framed 'Letter by G.W.& S./Air Lines/Paid (ms) 4d'. Only 25 flown. Illustrated p8, Lister P, 1994.

GB Internal, 1946, Feb 06
Stornoway, Scotland to the Scilly Isles, double air letter carried from Stornoway to Glasgow by Scottish Airways, and from Land's End to Scilly Isles by Great Western and Southern Airlines. Plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet circular 'Scottish Airways Ltd/Air Letter Sercice hs, Renfrew 6/2 arrival ds on front and violet framed 'Letter by G.W.& S./Air Lines/Paid (ms) 4d'. Only 25 flown. Illustrated p8, Lister P, 1994.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1946, May 27
Great Western and Southern Air Lines, commercial cover flown Paisley, Scotland to London, no arrival ds, franked 2 1/2d, tied by Paisley27 may 1946 machine cancel, and purple circular "Scottish Airways Ltd/Air Letter Service" hs, also a second fine of the same hs on the front. Uncommon, particularly so as a commercial use.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Great Western and Southern Air Lines, cover flown Paisley, Scotland to Northumberland, no arrival ds, franked 2 1/2d, tied by Paisley 11 Jul 1946 machine cancel, and purple circular "Scottish Airways Ltd/Air Letter Service" hs, ms 'Per GW & SA Lines/via Renfrew'.

GB Internal, 1946, May 27
Great Western and Southern Air Lines, cover flown Paisley, Scotland to Northumberland, no arrival ds, franked 2 1/2d, tied by Paisley 11 Jul 1946 machine cancel, and purple circular "Scottish Airways Ltd/Air Letter Service" hs, ms 'Per GW & SA Lines/via Renfrew'.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare first mail carried by BEA on the new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A nice item in fine condition.

GB Internal, 1947, Feb 09
Rare first mail carried by BEA on the new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A nice item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare first mail carried by BEA on their new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A super item in fine condition.

GB Internal, 1947, Feb 09
Rare first mail carried by BEA on their new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A super item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Earliest recorded use of the temporary boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d tied by  black boxed ''8 MAR Paid/Scillies/T' hand stamp, also Penzance 8 Mch 1947 machine cancellation applied on arrival.  A nice one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1947, Mar 08
Earliest recorded use of the temporary boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d tied by black boxed ''8 MAR Paid/Scillies/T' hand stamp, also Penzance 8 Mch 1947 machine cancellation applied on arrival. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Earliest recorded use of the temporary boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to Scilly Islands, plain cover franked 2 1/2d tied by  viiolet boxed ''8 MAR Paid/Penzance A" hand stamp.  A nice one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1947, Mar 8
Earliest recorded use of the temporary boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to Scilly Islands, plain cover franked 2 1/2d tied by viiolet boxed ''8 MAR Paid/Penzance A" hand stamp. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Earliest recorded use of temporary boxed paid cachet when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to Scilly Islands, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 8 Mch 1947 machine cancel, tied  black boxed '8 MAR Paid/Scillies/T' cachet applied on arrival. A nice one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1947, Mar 08
Earliest recorded use of temporary boxed paid cachet when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to Scilly Islands, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 8 Mch 1947 machine cancel, tied black boxed '8 MAR Paid/Scillies/T' cachet applied on arrival. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Scottish Division, cover Paisley, Scotland to Birmingham, flown from Renfrew Airport, no arrival ds, franked 2 1/2d, tied by Paisley 14 Mar 1947 machine cancel, two new scarce black circular "British European Airways/Air Letter Service/Scottish Division" cachets introduced on the absorption of Scottish airways into BEA. This is much scarcer than the earlier 'Scottish Airways/Airletter Service' cachet. See p9, Lister P.

GB Internal, 1947, Mar 14
BEA Scottish Division, cover Paisley, Scotland to Birmingham, flown from Renfrew Airport, no arrival ds, franked 2 1/2d, tied by Paisley 14 Mar 1947 machine cancel, two new scarce black circular "British European Airways/Air Letter Service/Scottish Division" cachets introduced on the absorption of Scottish airways into BEA. This is much scarcer than the earlier 'Scottish Airways/Airletter Service' cachet. See p9, Lister P.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Liverpool-Dublin, no arrival ds, first day of reduction of additional airmail fee from 3d to 2d, Francis Field airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d + 2d, canc Birmingham cds. Uncommon.

GB Internal, 1947, Apr 08
Liverpool-Dublin, no arrival ds, first day of reduction of additional airmail fee from 3d to 2d, Francis Field airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d + 2d, canc Birmingham cds. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, first direct flight from Southampton to Alderney (Channel Islands), airmail card franked 2 1/2d canc Swindon 19/ May, 1947 and addressed to The Manager, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark Steamship Company . Only 12 flown. A 100 word typewritten text accompanies this item.

GB Internal, 1947, May 20
BEA, first direct flight from Southampton to Alderney (Channel Islands), airmail card franked 2 1/2d canc Swindon 19/ May, 1947 and addressed to The Manager, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark Steamship Company . Only 12 flown. A 100 word typewritten text accompanies this item.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day use permanent boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to the Scilly Islands, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked St Mary's/2 JU 47/Isles of Scilly on arrival, tied  red framed 'Letter by BEA/Paid' and the fee of 4d in ms. A nice one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1947, Jun 2
First day use permanent boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to the Scilly Islands, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked St Mary's/2 JU 47/Isles of Scilly on arrival, tied red framed 'Letter by BEA/Paid' and the fee of 4d in ms. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day use permanent boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, the Scilly Isles to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 2 Jne 1947 cds on arrival, tied  by red framed 'Letter by BEA/Paid' and the fee of 4d in ms. A nice one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1947, Jun 2
First day use permanent boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, the Scilly Isles to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 2 Jne 1947 cds on arrival, tied by red framed 'Letter by BEA/Paid' and the fee of 4d in ms. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day use permanent boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked St Mary's/2 JU 47/Isles of Scilly, tied  red framed 'Letter by BEA/Paid (ms) 4d" cachet. A nice one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1947, Jun 2
First day use permanent boxed paid cachet introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked St Mary's/2 JU 47/Isles of Scilly, tied red framed 'Letter by BEA/Paid (ms) 4d" cachet. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day use permanent boxed paid cachet when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 2 Jne 1947 machine cancelSt Mary's/2 JU 47/Isles of Scilly, tied  red boxed 'Letter by BEA/Paid (ms) 4d" cachet applied on arrival. A nice one for the exhibit.

GB Internal, 1947, Jun 02
First day use permanent boxed paid cachet when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern air lines, Penzance to Scilly Islands to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Penzance 2 Jne 1947 machine cancelSt Mary's/2 JU 47/Isles of Scilly, tied red boxed 'Letter by BEA/Paid (ms) 4d" cachet applied on arrival. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Liverpool to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

GB Internal, 1947, Sep 28
F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Liverpool to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Glasgow to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

GB Internal, 1947, Sep 28
F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Glasgow to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Liverpool, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

GB Internal, 1947, Sep 28
F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Liverpool, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Glasgow to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

GB Internal, 1947, Sep 28
F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Glasgow to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Liverpool to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

GB Internal, 1947, Sep 28
F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Liverpool to Belfast, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Liverpool to Belfast, red/cream BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

GB Internal, 1947, Sep 28
F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Liverpool to Belfast, red/cream BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Glasgow, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

GB Internal, 1947, Sep 29
F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Glasgow, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Glasgow, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

GB Internal, 1947, Sep 29
F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Glasgow, BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA All-Up service, Stornoway to Inverness, bs 16/2,  cover franked 2 1/2d, blue "16 February 1948/First All-Up Strornoway-Inverness"black two line "First Flight/Stornoway-Inverness/16-2-48" with BEA logo flight cachet.  Believed only 25 flown.

GB Internal, 1948, Feb 16
BEA All-Up service, Stornoway to Inverness, bs 16/2, cover franked 2 1/2d, blue "16 February 1948/First All-Up Strornoway-Inverness"black two line "First Flight/Stornoway-Inverness/16-2-48" with BEA logo flight cachet. Believed only 25 flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA All-Up service, Inverness to Stornoway, bs 16/2,  cover franked 2 1/2d, red two line "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16-2-48" with BEA logo flight cachet.  Believed only 25 flown.

GB Internal, 1948, Feb 16
BEA All-Up service, Inverness to Stornoway, bs 16/2, cover franked 2 1/2d, red two line "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16-2-48" with BEA logo flight cachet. Believed only 25 flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Signed BEA All-Up service, Inverness to Stornoway, bs 16/2,  red/white "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16 Feb 1948" imprint corner cover with red st. line 'Inverness-Stornoway' imprint,  Believed only 25 flown. Signed by pilot Captain E. Starling.

GB Internal, 1948, Feb 16
Signed BEA All-Up service, Inverness to Stornoway, bs 16/2, red/white "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16 Feb 1948" imprint corner cover with red st. line 'Inverness-Stornoway' imprint, Believed only 25 flown. Signed by pilot Captain E. Starling.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA All-Up service, Inverness to Stornoway, bs 16/2, Wotherspoon cover franked 2 1/2d, black two line "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16-2-48" flight cachet.  Believed only 25 flown.

GB Internal, 1948, Feb 16
BEA All-Up service, Inverness to Stornoway, bs 16/2, Wotherspoon cover franked 2 1/2d, black two line "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16-2-48" flight cachet. Believed only 25 flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA All-Up service, Stornoway to Inverness and on to West Calder, Midlothian, 17/2 arrival ds on front, Wotherspoon cover franked 2 1/2d, black two line "First Flight/Stornoway-Inverness/16-2-48" flight cachet.  Believed only 25 flown.

GB Internal, 1948, Feb 16
BEA All-Up service, Stornoway to Inverness and on to West Calder, Midlothian, 17/2 arrival ds on front, Wotherspoon cover franked 2 1/2d, black two line "First Flight/Stornoway-Inverness/16-2-48" flight cachet. Believed only 25 flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) The earliest recorded use of the BEA temporarary cachet, Penzance to Scilly Isles, which was introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern airlines. Plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet boxed "B.E.A/8 Mar Paid/Penzance/A" cachet,  Scarce. Illustrated p10, Lister P., Airway Letters of the United Kingdom, 1994.

GB Internal, 1948, Mar 08
The earliest recorded use of the BEA temporarary cachet, Penzance to Scilly Isles, which was introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern airlines. Plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc violet boxed "B.E.A/8 Mar Paid/Penzance/A" cachet, Scarce. Illustrated p10, Lister P., Airway Letters of the United Kingdom, 1994.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Harleston, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Harleston, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Diss, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Diss, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Thetford, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Thetford, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Kings Lynn, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Kings Lynn, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, BEA official souvenir cover.

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, BEA official souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Cromer, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Cromer, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Wells, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Wells, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Great Yarmouth to Peterborough, bs,official BEA souvenir cover.

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Great Yarmouth to Peterborough, bs,official BEA souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Lowestoft to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Lowestoft to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Kings Lynn, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Kings Lynn, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Cromer, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Cromer, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Lowestoft to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Lowestoft to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Thetford, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Thetford, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Great Yarmouth to Peterborough, official BEA souvenir cover.

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Great Yarmouth to Peterborough, official BEA souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Harleston, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Harleston, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Beccles to Peterborough, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Beccles to Peterborough, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, BEA official souvenir cover.

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, BEA official souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Norwich, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Norwich, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Cromer, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Cromer, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Wells, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Wells, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Kings Lynn, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Kings Lynn, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Norwich to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Norwich to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Beccles to Peterborough, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Beccles to Peterborough, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Lowestoft to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Lowestoft to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Great Yarmouth to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Great Yarmouth to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, printed souvenir cover, BEA

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
BEA inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, black/white illustrated 'Helicopter Mail Service' souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Kings Lynn, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 1
Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Wells, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page). So this item might l be only the second outgoing cover ever reported..

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 14
A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page). So this item might l be only the second outgoing cover ever reported..

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Isle of Tiree (the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland) to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Scarnish/Isle of Tiree 14 Jne 1948, large violet "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948" with a map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports the outgoing flight, and having seen one item of mail from that flight with a red commemorative cachet, see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page. But he makes no mention of a return flight, or any mail from therefrom. A truly scarce item, and a must for the gold medal exhibit.

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 14
A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Isle of Tiree (the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland) to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Scarnish/Isle of Tiree 14 Jne 1948, large violet "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948" with a map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports the outgoing flight, and having seen one item of mail from that flight with a red commemorative cachet, see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page. But he makes no mention of a return flight, or any mail from therefrom. A truly scarce item, and a must for the gold medal exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Only the second ever reported cover from the BEA 'All Up' service from the Isle of Tiree (the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland) to Glasgow. A plain cover franked 2 2/2d cancelled Scarnish/Isle of Tiree 14 Jne 1948, large violet "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948" with a map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only one item from this service, and that was from the outgoing Glasgow-Tiree flight ( Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22). He makes no mention of any mail from this, the return, flight.  Two years ago we sold the first ever recorded return flight for £285.00.

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 14
Only the second ever reported cover from the BEA 'All Up' service from the Isle of Tiree (the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland) to Glasgow. A plain cover franked 2 2/2d cancelled Scarnish/Isle of Tiree 14 Jne 1948, large violet "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948" with a map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only one item from this service, and that was from the outgoing Glasgow-Tiree flight ( Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22). He makes no mention of any mail from this, the return, flight. Two years ago we sold the first ever recorded return flight for £285.00.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) A truly RARE first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page). So this item might well be only the second outgoing cover ever reported.

GB Internal, 1948, Jun 14
A truly RARE first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page). So this item might well be only the second outgoing cover ever reported.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA first All Up airmail, Birmingham to Dublin, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, no arrival ds, red/white/blue souvenir vignette.

GB Internal, 1948, Jul 1
BEA first All Up airmail, Birmingham to Dublin, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, no arrival ds, red/white/blue souvenir vignette.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) New BEA Permanent Cachet, black framed "Letter By BEA/Paid (ms) 5d", on cover flown from Scilly Isles to Penzance, franked 2 1/2d tied Penzance 19 Sep, 1948, POA. Stamp has small scuff bottom rh corner.

GB Internal, 1948, Sep 19
New BEA Permanent Cachet, black framed "Letter By BEA/Paid (ms) 5d", on cover flown from Scilly Isles to Penzance, franked 2 1/2d tied Penzance 19 Sep, 1948, POA. Stamp has small scuff bottom rh corner.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Helicopter Mails, souvenir cover from Peterborough to Norwich, franked 2 1/2d flown on the LAST DAY of the Experimental service.

GB Internal, 1948, Sep 25
BEA Helicopter Mails, souvenir cover from Peterborough to Norwich, franked 2 1/2d flown on the LAST DAY of the Experimental service.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Glasgow to The Isle of Barra (the southernmost inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides), bs "Castle Bay/4 OC 1948/Isle of Barra", plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 4 Oct 1948 cds, ms "First Air Mail/Glasgow/Isle of Barra/Monday/Oct 4th 1948". "Due to lack of publicity only 12 outward first flight covers have been traced", see Beith p22. See also an illustration of an almost identical cover on page 23. Another must for the gold medal exhibit.

GB Internal, 1948, Oct 04
Rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Glasgow to The Isle of Barra (the southernmost inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides), bs "Castle Bay/4 OC 1948/Isle of Barra", plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 4 Oct 1948 cds, ms "First Air Mail/Glasgow/Isle of Barra/Monday/Oct 4th 1948". "Due to lack of publicity only 12 outward first flight covers have been traced", see Beith p22. See also an illustration of an almost identical cover on page 23. Another must for the gold medal exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare first BEA 'All Up' service, The Isle of Barra (the southernmost inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides) to Glasgow, bs 5/10, 2 1/2d PSE canc "Castle Bay/4 OC 1948/Isle of Barra". "Due to lack of publicity only 5 inward first flight covers have been traced", see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22. A must for the gold medal exhibit.

GB Internal, 1948, Oct 04
Rare first BEA 'All Up' service, The Isle of Barra (the southernmost inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides) to Glasgow, bs 5/10, 2 1/2d PSE canc "Castle Bay/4 OC 1948/Isle of Barra". "Due to lack of publicity only 5 inward first flight covers have been traced", see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22. A must for the gold medal exhibit.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First flight from Inverness to Kirkwall at the new 2 1/2d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Sutton Coldfield, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

GB Internal, 1949, May 1
First flight from Inverness to Kirkwall at the new 2 1/2d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Sutton Coldfield, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, the World's First Inter-City Helicopter  Night Mail Service from Petrborough to Norwich, 17/10 arriival ds on front, cover franked 2 1/2d, green eight line flight cachet, signed by the pilot J.A.Cameron.

GB Internal, 1949, Oct 11
BEA, the World's First Inter-City Helicopter Night Mail Service from Petrborough to Norwich, 17/10 arriival ds on front, cover franked 2 1/2d, green eight line flight cachet, signed by the pilot J.A.Cameron.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, F/F extension of Airway Letter Service, Manchester to Liverpool, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, large red framed 'clock' flight cachet.

GB Internal, 1949, Nov 1
BEA, F/F extension of Airway Letter Service, Manchester to Liverpool, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, large red framed 'clock' flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, F/F extension of Airway Letter Service, Manchester to Isle of Man, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, large red framed 'clock' flight cachet.

GB Internal, 1949, Nov 1
BEA, F/F extension of Airway Letter Service, Manchester to Isle of Man, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, large red framed 'clock' flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, Edinburgh to London, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Kensington 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival,  perforated Airway Letter Service label with route details, ms 'Via Northolt Airport', verso violet thre line 'BEA/1Feb 1950/Edinburgh 1 (ms) 5d'blue oval framed BEA/Airmail and Cargo Section/Glasgow (ms) 5d." The fee in addition to the normal postage rate remained at 5d. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1950, Feb 01
BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, Edinburgh to London, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Kensington 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival, perforated Airway Letter Service label with route details, ms 'Via Northolt Airport', verso violet thre line 'BEA/1Feb 1950/Edinburgh 1 (ms) 5d'blue oval framed BEA/Airmail and Cargo Section/Glasgow (ms) 5d." The fee in addition to the normal postage rate remained at 5d. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, Edinburgh to London, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Kensington 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival,  typed 'Airway Letter Service', ms 'Via Notholt Airport', verso three line "BEA/1 Feb 1950/Edinburgh, 1 (ms) 5d." Last flight before the introduction of air letter stamps. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1950, Feb 01
BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, Edinburgh to London, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Kensington 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival, typed 'Airway Letter Service', ms 'Via Notholt Airport', verso three line "BEA/1 Feb 1950/Edinburgh, 1 (ms) 5d." Last flight before the introduction of air letter stamps. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, London to Edinburgh, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Edinburgh 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival,  ms 'Airway Letter Service', verso red boxed "Kensington Air/Station/1 Feb 1950/London (ms) 5d." Last flight before the introduction of air letter stamps. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1950, Feb 01
BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, London to Edinburgh, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Edinburgh 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival, ms 'Airway Letter Service', verso red boxed "Kensington Air/Station/1 Feb 1950/London (ms) 5d." Last flight before the introduction of air letter stamps. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, Glasgow to London, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Kensington 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival,  typed 'Airway Letter Service/Glasgow-London', ms 'Flight S.200 via Northolt', verso blue oval framed BEA/Airmail and Cargo Section/Glasgow (ms) 5d." Last flight before the introduction of air letter stamps. Scarce.

GB Internal, 1950, Feb 01
BEA Air Letter Service, network of routes increased, Glasgow to London, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, cancelled Kensington 1 Feb 1950 applied on arrival, typed 'Airway Letter Service/Glasgow-London', ms 'Flight S.200 via Northolt', verso blue oval framed BEA/Airmail and Cargo Section/Glasgow (ms) 5d." Last flight before the introduction of air letter stamps. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Royal Air Force Christmas 1950 mail Drop to Ocean Weather Ship 'Weather Recorder', plain cover franked GB 2 1/2d, postmarked Glasgow 20 Dec 1950, val Weather Ship's handstamp and signed by the Shipp's Master, Capt. A.W.Proud, also black three line "1950 Xmas/Drop Mail/29 Dec 1950" handstamp, and red ms 'For Delivery at Sea'. Only ten such covers flown.

GB Internal, 1950, Dec 20
Royal Air Force Christmas 1950 mail Drop to Ocean Weather Ship 'Weather Recorder', plain cover franked GB 2 1/2d, postmarked Glasgow 20 Dec 1950, val Weather Ship's handstamp and signed by the Shipp's Master, Capt. A.W.Proud, also black three line "1950 Xmas/Drop Mail/29 Dec 1950" handstamp, and red ms 'For Delivery at Sea'. Only ten such covers flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA first Liverpool-Belfast Airway Letter with 6d BEA stamp, plain cover franked 2 1/2d  posted on arrival in Belfast, 16 Jan 1951 machine cancel, 'To Be Posted On Arrival' hs on front, and black two line 'BEA 16 Jan/Liverpool' hs verso.

GB Internal, 1951, Jan 16
BEA first Liverpool-Belfast Airway Letter with 6d BEA stamp, plain cover franked 2 1/2d posted on arrival in Belfast, 16 Jan 1951 machine cancel, 'To Be Posted On Arrival' hs on front, and black two line 'BEA 16 Jan/Liverpool' hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, first Belfast-London Airway Letter with 6d BEA stamp tied Kensington 16/1 cds, POA in London, also franked KGV 2 1/d, black st line 'To Be Posted On Arrival' hs on front, and black two line 'BEA 16 Jan/Belfast' hs verso.

GB Internal, 1951, Jan 16
BEA, first Belfast-London Airway Letter with 6d BEA stamp tied Kensington 16/1 cds, POA in London, also franked KGV 2 1/d, black st line 'To Be Posted On Arrival' hs on front, and black two line 'BEA 16 Jan/Belfast' hs verso.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Covers bearing 11d and 1/4d  Air Letter Stamps flown Glasgow to Liverpool and Belfast to Manchester, each on the first date used, 9th February 1951.

GB Internal, 1951, Feb 9
Covers bearing 11d and 1/4d Air Letter Stamps flown Glasgow to Liverpool and Belfast to Manchester, each on the first date used, 9th February 1951.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA , first Lands End-Scilly Isles letter with 6d BEA stamp bearing Lands End hs, plain "Valentine's Day" cover franked 2 1/2d canc 'St Mary's/14 FE 51/Isles of Scilly' applied on arrival.

GB Internal, 1951, Feb 14
BEA , first Lands End-Scilly Isles letter with 6d BEA stamp bearing Lands End hs, plain "Valentine's Day" cover franked 2 1/2d canc 'St Mary's/14 FE 51/Isles of Scilly' applied on arrival.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA F/F Irish sea night air mail service, Manchester to Belfast, bs 13/3, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, official purple cachet.

GB Internal, 1951, Mar 12
BEA F/F Irish sea night air mail service, Manchester to Belfast, bs 13/3, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, official purple cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA F/F Irish sea night air mail service, Manchester to Dublin, bs 13/3, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, official purple cachet.

GB Internal, 1951, Mar 12
BEA F/F Irish sea night air mail service, Manchester to Dublin, bs 13/3, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, official purple cachet.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Irish Sea Night mail, manchester to Belfast,bs 13/3, boxed violet rectangular 'Irish Sea Night Air Mail Services' flight cachet, BEA.

GB Internal, 1951, Mar 12
F/F Irish Sea Night mail, manchester to Belfast,bs 13/3, boxed violet rectangular 'Irish Sea Night Air Mail Services' flight cachet, BEA.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Irish Sea Night mail, Manchester to Dublin, bs 13/3, framed airport 13 Mar 1951 arrival ds on front, boxed violet rectangular 'Irish Sea Night Air Mail Services' flight cachet, BEA.

GB Internal, 1951, Mar 12
F/F Irish Sea Night mail, Manchester to Dublin, bs 13/3, framed airport 13 Mar 1951 arrival ds on front, boxed violet rectangular 'Irish Sea Night Air Mail Services' flight cachet, BEA.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F  Irish sea night air mail service, Belfast to Manchester, special cachet, arrival cds, franked with BEA 6d letter stamp, plain cover, POA, only 150 flown, Aer Lingus

GB Internal, 1951, Mar 13
F/F Irish sea night air mail service, Belfast to Manchester, special cachet, arrival cds, franked with BEA 6d letter stamp, plain cover, POA, only 150 flown, Aer Lingus

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) European Airways, provisional surcharges, 7th of May 1951, cover bearing a 6d air letter stamp surcharged with 1d in manuscript, flown Belfast-London on the 16th of September 1951.

GB Internal, 1951, May 7
European Airways, provisional surcharges, 7th of May 1951, cover bearing a 6d air letter stamp surcharged with 1d in manuscript, flown Belfast-London on the 16th of September 1951.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, Lands End to Scilly Isles, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled 'St Mary's/24 MY 51/Isles of Scilly' on arrival, green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with black 'Plus 1d' rubber stamp new rate surcharge. See Lister, p14.

GB Internal, 1951, May 24
BEA, Lands End to Scilly Isles, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled 'St Mary's/24 MY 51/Isles of Scilly' on arrival, green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with black 'Plus 1d' rubber stamp new rate surcharge. See Lister, p14.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, Lands End to Scilly Isles, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled 'St Mary's/24 MY 51/Isles of Scilly' on arrival, green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with black 'Plus 1d' and black 'Land's End' rubber stamp new rate surcharge. See Lister, p14.

GB Internal, 1951, May 24
BEA, Lands End to Scilly Isles, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled 'St Mary's/24 MY 51/Isles of Scilly' on arrival, green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with black 'Plus 1d' and black 'Land's End' rubber stamp new rate surcharge. See Lister, p14.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, Lands End to Scilly Isles, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled 'St Mary's/24 MY 51/Isles of Scilly' on arrival, 6d, 11d and 1/4d BEA letter stamp with black 'Plus 1d' and red 'Land's End rubber stamp new rate surcharge. See Lister, p14.

GB Internal, 1951, May 24
BEA, Lands End to Scilly Isles, plain cover franked 2 1/2d cancelled 'St Mary's/24 MY 51/Isles of Scilly' on arrival, 6d, 11d and 1/4d BEA letter stamp with black 'Plus 1d' and red 'Land's End rubber stamp new rate surcharge. See Lister, p14.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Isles of Scilly to Penzance, GB KG VI 2 1/2d POA  canc Penzance 13/9 postmark, also franked British Air Letter Service 6d +1d, 11d +1d and 1/4d +2d hand stamp surcharge set of three, canc red framed 'BEA/Sep 1951/Scillies' hs, Image.

GB Internal, 1951, Sep 13
Isles of Scilly to Penzance, GB KG VI 2 1/2d POA canc Penzance 13/9 postmark, also franked British Air Letter Service 6d +1d, 11d +1d and 1/4d +2d hand stamp surcharge set of three, canc red framed 'BEA/Sep 1951/Scillies' hs, Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Scilly Isles to Penzance, franked BEA 6d,11d and 1/4d all with provisional ms surcharge "plus 1d/Scillies", POA, BEA.

GB Internal, 1951, Oct 12
Scilly Isles to Penzance, franked BEA 6d,11d and 1/4d all with provisional ms surcharge "plus 1d/Scillies", POA, BEA.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Belfast to New York, mixed franking KG VI 6d air letter, posted on arrival in London canc Kensington 8 Dec/1951 airletter, also green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with ms (+1) and 'To ms (London)'  tied by black framed 'BEA/ * Dec 1951/Belfast' hs (see Lister, p14). US violet 'Not Called For' and framed  'Undelivered for Reason Stated/Return to Sender' hs's. applied in New York. Rated 1/- overall, carried BEA to London then OAT to New York, then returned to sender. An interesting one for the exhibit. Image.

GB Internal, 1951, Dec 8
Belfast to New York, mixed franking KG VI 6d air letter, posted on arrival in London canc Kensington 8 Dec/1951 airletter, also green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with ms (+1) and 'To ms (London)' tied by black framed 'BEA/ * Dec 1951/Belfast' hs (see Lister, p14). US violet 'Not Called For' and framed 'Undelivered for Reason Stated/Return to Sender' hs's. applied in New York. Rated 1/- overall, carried BEA to London then OAT to New York, then returned to sender. An interesting one for the exhibit. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Airway Letter Stamps, new issue set of 3 8d, 1/2d and 1/9d; March 25, 1953; new series set of 3 1/-, 1/8d and 2/7d, Oct 4, 1961; and new series air rate ncrease 11d, 1/6d and 2/4d, July 1, 1957. All umm. Image.

GB Internal, 1953, Mar 25
BEA Airway Letter Stamps, new issue set of 3 8d, 1/2d and 1/9d; March 25, 1953; new series set of 3 1/-, 1/8d and 2/7d, Oct 4, 1961; and new series air rate ncrease 11d, 1/6d and 2/4d, July 1, 1957. All umm. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Extension of BEA letter service to the Channel Islands, Jersey-London, and First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Lands End- Isles of Scilly, Also BEA Vicker Viscount 701 on tarmac at Heathrow 1954, officia B&W photocard. All nicely laid out on a one page display card.

GB Internal, 1953, Oct 20
Extension of BEA letter service to the Channel Islands, Jersey-London, and First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Lands End- Isles of Scilly, Also BEA Vicker Viscount 701 on tarmac at Heathrow 1954, officia B&W photocard. All nicely laid out on a one page display card.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Extension of BEA letter service to the Channel Islands, London-Jersey, franked QE 2 1/d, also BEA 6d stamp surcharged 1d to make up new rate of 7d, tied by  BEA Waterloo/London airport dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Jersey.

GB Internal, 1953, Oct 20
Extension of BEA letter service to the Channel Islands, London-Jersey, franked QE 2 1/d, also BEA 6d stamp surcharged 1d to make up new rate of 7d, tied by BEA Waterloo/London airport dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Jersey.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Belfast, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Belfast.

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 25
First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Belfast, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Belfast.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Glasgow, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Glasgow.

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 25
First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Glasgow, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Glasgow.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA increase air letter rate to 8d, umm set of 3, two original B&W PPC's showing BEA 'Elizabethan' class, and 'Viscount' Discovery class in flight. Also BEA circular 'Silver Wing Service' baggage label.
All nicely laid out on a one page display card.

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 25
BEA increase air letter rate to 8d, umm set of 3, two original B&W PPC's showing BEA 'Elizabethan' class, and 'Viscount' Discovery class in flight. Also BEA circular 'Silver Wing Service' baggage label. All nicely laid out on a one page display card.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Birmingham-Belfast, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA Birmingham dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Belfast.

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 25
First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Birmingham-Belfast, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA Birmingham dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Belfast.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London to Birmingham, official cover franked FDI BEA 8d, cachet "By Helicopter Service", POA, BEA.

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 26
London to Birmingham, official cover franked FDI BEA 8d, cachet "By Helicopter Service", POA, BEA.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Birmingham, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Birmingham.

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 26
First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Birmingham, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Birmingham.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Birmingham-London, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA Birmingham dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in London.

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 26
First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Birmingham-London, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA Birmingham dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in London.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Helicopter, Birmingham to London, POA, franked set of 3 BEA labels printed in shield format, Lister p22

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 26
BEA Helicopter, Birmingham to London, POA, franked set of 3 BEA labels printed in shield format, Lister p22

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Helicopter, London to Birmingham, POA, franked set of 3 BEA labels printed in shield format, Lister p22

GB Internal, 1953, Nov 26
BEA Helicopter, London to Birmingham, POA, franked set of 3 BEA labels printed in shield format, Lister p22

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) British European Airways letter labels, sixth issue, 27th June 1954, official cover flown Glasgow to London bearing the set of 3 air letter stamps, also unmounted mint set of three 10d, 1/5d and 2/2d.

GB Internal, 1954, Jun 27
British European Airways letter labels, sixth issue, 27th June 1954, official cover flown Glasgow to London bearing the set of 3 air letter stamps, also unmounted mint set of three 10d, 1/5d and 2/2d.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) British European Airways, fifth issue, 1st September 1954, cover flown from Belfast to London bearing the set of 3 air letter stamps with revised values.

GB Internal, 1954, Sep 1
British European Airways, fifth issue, 1st September 1954, cover flown from Belfast to London bearing the set of 3 air letter stamps with revised values.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Belfast to London, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.

GB Internal, 1954, Sep 1
Belfast to London, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Southampton to London, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.

GB Internal, 1954, Sep 1
Southampton to London, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) London to Southampton, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.

GB Internal, 1954, Sep 1
London to Southampton, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, London to Kirkwall, printed "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954" cover franked 2 1/2d on arrival canc 'Kirkwall/2.30pm/ 1 Sep 54' cds, also green/white FDI BEA 9d tied by violet framed 'Waterloo Air terminal/London to Kirkwall' hand stamp. Written up on exhibition page.

GB Internal, 1954, Sep 1
BEA, London to Kirkwall, printed "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954" cover franked 2 1/2d on arrival canc 'Kirkwall/2.30pm/ 1 Sep 54' cds, also green/white FDI BEA 9d tied by violet framed 'Waterloo Air terminal/London to Kirkwall' hand stamp. Written up on exhibition page.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, London to Glasgow, printed "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954/To be Posted on Arrival" cover franked 2 1/2d on arrival canc 'Glasgow/1.30pm/ 1 Sep 54' cds, also green/white FDI BEA 9d tied by violet framed 'Waterloo Air terminal/London to Kirkwall' hand stamp.

GB Internal, 1954, Sep 1
BEA, London to Glasgow, printed "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954/To be Posted on Arrival" cover franked 2 1/2d on arrival canc 'Glasgow/1.30pm/ 1 Sep 54' cds, also green/white FDI BEA 9d tied by violet framed 'Waterloo Air terminal/London to Kirkwall' hand stamp.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt to Honiley, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Ilkley/9 Jne 1955/ Yorkshire'.Rarely seen, ex Stratton.

GB Internal, 1955, Jun 9
Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt to Honiley, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Ilkley/9 Jne 1955/ Yorkshire'.Rarely seen, ex Stratton.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. Includeed are a neat hand drawn map, and info on the four emergency mail routes.

GB Internal, 1955, Jun 11
Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. Includeed are a neat hand drawn map, and info on the four emergency mail routes.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1956, Jun 27
BEA airway letter labels, complete set 10d, 1/5d, 2/2d, tied 'boxed 27th June 1956/Renfrew' airport cachet, on BEA official cover franked 2 1/2d, flown on day of issue from Renfrew-London, POA Hounslow 27/6, see Lister p26.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA airway letter labels, complete set 10d, 1/5d, 2/2d, violet 'boxed 27th June 1956/Renfrew' airport cachet, on plain cover franked 2 1/2d, flown on day of issue from Renfrew-London, POA Hounslow 27/6, see Lister p26.

GB Internal, 1956, Jun 27
BEA airway letter labels, complete set 10d, 1/5d, 2/2d, violet 'boxed 27th June 1956/Renfrew' airport cachet, on plain cover franked 2 1/2d, flown on day of issue from Renfrew-London, POA Hounslow 27/6, see Lister p26.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA official cover flown by helicopter on new service Leicester to Nottingham, POA franked GB 2 1/2d canc Nottingham postmark, and FDI BEA air letter 10d opt To 'Nottingham' and tied by dated black boxed BEA/Leicester (departure) hs.

GB Internal, 1956, Jul 3
BEA official cover flown by helicopter on new service Leicester to Nottingham, POA franked GB 2 1/2d canc Nottingham postmark, and FDI BEA air letter 10d opt To 'Nottingham' and tied by dated black boxed BEA/Leicester (departure) hs.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA, temporary transfer of London mail to Edinburgh to East Fortune, airway letter franked 3d, canc North Berwick/5 Apr 1961/East Lothian, POA, also 11d air letter stamp with 'Apr 6/Edinburgh' hs, addressedE.V.Dolby, c/o BEA, so likely to be a test letter.

GB Internal, 1961, Apr 5
BEA, temporary transfer of London mail to Edinburgh to East Fortune, airway letter franked 3d, canc North Berwick/5 Apr 1961/East Lothian, POA, also 11d air letter stamp with 'Apr 6/Edinburgh' hs, addressedE.V.Dolby, c/o BEA, so likely to be a test letter.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) British European Airways Airways letter labels, 9th issue. Two covers, each bearing the one shilling issue, flown from London to Jersey on the 5th of October 1961 with the company's cache and a letter stamp destination in black and in purple.

GB Internal, 1961, Oct 5
British European Airways Airways letter labels, 9th issue. Two covers, each bearing the one shilling issue, flown from London to Jersey on the 5th of October 1961 with the company's cache and a letter stamp destination in black and in purple.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA  first night airmail service between London and Scotland, and first direct airmail to Edinburgh, London to Edinburgh, blue four line Edinburgh 2 arrival hs, standard BEA cover with logo on flap, franked 3d, addressed to EV Dolby, Station Superintendent, so likely to be a test letter. Scarce - no more than six covers were flown to Edinburgh.

GB Internal, 1961, Nov 1
BEA first night airmail service between London and Scotland, and first direct airmail to Edinburgh, London to Edinburgh, blue four line Edinburgh 2 arrival hs, standard BEA cover with logo on flap, franked 3d, addressed to EV Dolby, Station Superintendent, so likely to be a test letter. Scarce - no more than six covers were flown to Edinburgh.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA Edinburgh to London, bs 27/5, official cover franked 3d and  also bearing FDI the full set of 1/-,1/8d and 2/7d Airway Letter labels, tied 'British European Airways/27 May 64/Edinburgh' departure hs. FDI full set on cover is scarce.

GB Internal, 1964, May 27
BEA Edinburgh to London, bs 27/5, official cover franked 3d and also bearing FDI the full set of 1/-,1/8d and 2/7d Airway Letter labels, tied 'British European Airways/27 May 64/Edinburgh' departure hs. FDI full set on cover is scarce.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Ronaldsway Airport,  Isle of Man to Belfast, POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in purple.

GB Internal, 1964, Dec 2
Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man to Belfast, POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in purple.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cambrian Airways Ltd FDI  first day of Cambrian Airways Airway Letter Service stamps authorised by the GPO for use over its routes, set of three  1/-, 1/8d and 2/7d,  unmounted mint.

GB Internal, 1964, Dec 2
Cambrian Airways Ltd FDI first day of Cambrian Airways Airway Letter Service stamps authorised by the GPO for use over its routes, set of three 1/-, 1/8d and 2/7d, unmounted mint.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Belfast to Liverpool,  POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in blue.

GB Internal, 1964, Dec 2
Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Belfast to Liverpool, POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in blue.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Liverpool to Belfast, POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in purple.

GB Internal, 1964, Dec 2
Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Liverpool to Belfast, POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in purple.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965, also bears a pink cachet confirming it was also flown in Italy during the period 10-17 October 1965.

GB Internal, 1965, Apr 6
First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965, also bears a pink cachet confirming it was also flown in Italy during the period 10-17 October 1965.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965.

GB Internal, 1965, Apr 6
First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) QEII 6d air letter addressed to England, cancelled fine strike undated "Posted on board the/British Ship 'Uruguay Star'/on the high seas". The Blue Star Line "SS Uruguay Star" 1947-1972
operated a regular service to South America, calling at Lisbon, Las Palmas, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo and terminating at Buenos Aires, The exact date this item was posted is unknmown. Unusual.

GB Internal, 1966, Jan 1
QEII 6d air letter addressed to England, cancelled fine strike undated "Posted on board the/British Ship 'Uruguay Star'/on the high seas". The Blue Star Line "SS Uruguay Star" 1947-1972 operated a regular service to South America, calling at Lisbon, Las Palmas, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo and terminating at Buenos Aires, The exact date this item was posted is unknmown. Unusual.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F Comet 4b,  London to Glasgow, 1/- BEA air stamp cancelled rectangular cachet, POA, green official cachet, BEA. Also set of 3 umm air letter stamps issued for the introduction of the 'Comet' on the European air routes. All nicely displayed on album leaf. See image.

GB Internal, 1966, May 2
F/F Comet 4b, London to Glasgow, 1/- BEA air stamp cancelled rectangular cachet, POA, green official cachet, BEA. Also set of 3 umm air letter stamps issued for the introduction of the 'Comet' on the European air routes. All nicely displayed on album leaf. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed  'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.

GB Internal, 1966, Jul 5
Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed 'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First scheduled service, Bristol-Leeds,  souvenir company cover, POA, airport depart hs, Dan Air.

GB Internal, 1967, Jan 6
First scheduled service, Bristol-Leeds, souvenir company cover, POA, airport depart hs, Dan Air.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) Cambrian Airways, rare use of air letter stamps on air letter from the Isle of Man to London, cover, 22x10cm, with red Cambrian Airways imprint logo top lh corner franked 4d IOM stamp canc Hounslow /11 Nov 1969 cds, also red/white Cambrian Airways/Air Letter Service 1/-, and green/white 2/7d Air Letter Service stamps, both ms 'to London'. Image.

GB Internal, 1969, Nov 11
Cambrian Airways, rare use of air letter stamps on air letter from the Isle of Man to London, cover, 22x10cm, with red Cambrian Airways imprint logo top lh corner franked 4d IOM stamp canc Hounslow /11 Nov 1969 cds, also red/white Cambrian Airways/Air Letter Service 1/-, and green/white 2/7d Air Letter Service stamps, both ms 'to London'. Image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) F/F London-Jersey franked FDI  BEA  3/7, 4/3 and 5/2  air letter stamps, mixed franked cover with UK 5d and Jersey 5d, POA, 150 flown. Also umm set of  the 3 air letter stamps. All nicely displayed on album leaf. See image.

GB Internal, 1970, May 1
F/F London-Jersey franked FDI BEA 3/7, 4/3 and 5/2 air letter stamps, mixed franked cover with UK 5d and Jersey 5d, POA, 150 flown. Also umm set of the 3 air letter stamps. All nicely displayed on album leaf. See image.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) BEA air letter rate increase, 3/7d. 4/3d and 5/2d set umm, and presentation pack mounted on album leaf. Image.

GB Internal, 1970, May 1
BEA air letter rate increase, 3/7d. 4/3d and 5/2d set umm, and presentation pack mounted on album leaf. Image.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1970, Sep 18
F/F Bembridge-Calne, Britten Norman Islander souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

GB Internal, 1971, Jan 16
First day cover franked BEA 3/7d tied London Airport cachet, flown London to Guernsey, arrival date stamps, official cover, POA, BEA. Only 125 flown.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) First  decimal day cover franked BEA 18p,21p and26p, canc British European Airways/Edinburgh/15 Feb 1971, flown  Edinburgh to London, also bears fine strike "Flown During/15 Feb 1971/Postal Strike" postmark.

GB Internal, 1971, Feb 15
First decimal day cover franked BEA 18p,21p and26p, canc British European Airways/Edinburgh/15 Feb 1971, flown Edinburgh to London, also bears fine strike "Flown During/15 Feb 1971/Postal Strike" postmark.

Perceived Value

(GB Internal) British European Airways air letter stamps, twelfth issue, 15 Feb 1971, official cover flown FDI Edinburgh-London flown during Postal Strike and bearing the set of 18p, 21p, 26p air letter stamps, also unmounted mint set of three 10d, 1/5d and 2/2d.

GB Internal, 1971, Feb 15
British European Airways air letter stamps, twelfth issue, 15 Feb 1971, official cover flown FDI Edinburgh-London flown during Postal Strike and beari