Airmail Collector Reference Database - Kenya

Search:
(Kenya) Nairobi to Cairo, bs 20 Feb, carried by Capt. TA Gladstone on the East African Experimental Air Mail Service, first internal feeder mail from Nairobi, then carried on the return experimental flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, correctly rated Kenya and Uganda 50c (corner fault) and 20c, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall), ms "Air Mail", plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.

Kenya, 1927, Feb 10
Nairobi to Cairo, bs 20 Feb, carried by Capt. TA Gladstone on the East African Experimental Air Mail Service, first internal feeder mail from Nairobi, then carried on the return experimental flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, correctly rated Kenya and Uganda 50c (corner fault) and 20c, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall), ms "Air Mail", plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, internal feeder mail from Nairobi, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, bs 20/2, franked Kenya and Uganda 20c and 50c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall, rated 100u), ms "Air Mail/ via Kisumu/Khartoum", plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.

Kenya, 1927, Feb 13
East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, internal feeder mail from Nairobi, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, bs 20/2, franked Kenya and Uganda 20c and 50c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall, rated 100u), ms "Air Mail/ via Kisumu/Khartoum", plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, internal feeder mail from Nairobi, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, bs 20/2, franked Kenya and Uganda 20c and 50c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall, rated 100u), ms "Air Mail/ via Kisumu/Khartoum", plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.

Kenya, 1927, Feb 13
East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, internal feeder mail from Nairobi, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, bs 20/2, franked Kenya and Uganda 20c and 50c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall, rated 100u), ms "Air Mail/ via Kisumu/Khartoum", plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Gladstones's first experimental flight Kisumu to Khartoum and flown on to Cairo by RAF then to London where additionally franked (2.3.27) and readdressed to the Canary Islands, Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi corner cover franked Kenya 70c, then refranked GB 1d, with London 2/3 arrival and Santa Cruz, Tenerife arrival postmarks. Also the original enclosure hand written on the hotel notepaper. Super item.

Kenya, 1927, Feb 15
Gladstones's first experimental flight Kisumu to Khartoum and flown on to Cairo by RAF then to London where additionally franked (2.3.27) and readdressed to the Canary Islands, Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi corner cover franked Kenya 70c, then refranked GB 1d, with London 2/3 arrival and Santa Cruz, Tenerife arrival postmarks. Also the original enclosure hand written on the hotel notepaper. Super item.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Gladstone East African Experimental Airmail Service, return interrupted third flight Kisumu-Khartoum ,crashed crashed on Lake Victoria. Plain cover franked 20 cents (50c washed off in crash), fine strike red circular 'Kenya- Sudan/Air Mail/ MR 12 27 ', black three line 'Owing temporary failure/Air Service Mail/  forwarded normal route'.

Kenya, 1927, Mar 12
Gladstone East African Experimental Airmail Service, return interrupted third flight Kisumu-Khartoum ,crashed crashed on Lake Victoria. Plain cover franked 20 cents (50c washed off in crash), fine strike red circular 'Kenya- Sudan/Air Mail/ MR 12 27 ', black three line 'Owing temporary failure/Air Service Mail/ forwarded normal route'.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Gladstone East African Experimental Aimail Service, return third flight, KIsumu-Khartoum, crashed on Lake Victoria, commercial corner cover franked 70c canc Nairobi 10 MR 27, red circular Kenya-Sudan Air Mail March 12 cachet and black three line  'Owing temporary failure/Air Service Mail/  forwarded normal route'. On the reverse of the cover is a further stamp adhering and presumably from the next letter in the pile.

Kenya, 1927, Mar 12
Gladstone East African Experimental Aimail Service, return third flight, KIsumu-Khartoum, crashed on Lake Victoria, commercial corner cover franked 70c canc Nairobi 10 MR 27, red circular Kenya-Sudan Air Mail March 12 cachet and black three line 'Owing temporary failure/Air Service Mail/ forwarded normal route'. On the reverse of the cover is a further stamp adhering and presumably from the next letter in the pile.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F Nairobi to Mwanza, bs 10/3, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa plain cover franked 30c. One of the 50 flown from Kisumu to Mwanza. See p33 Air Mails of British Africa. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 7
F/F Nairobi to Mwanza, bs 10/3, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa plain cover franked 30c. One of the 50 flown from Kisumu to Mwanza. See p33 Air Mails of British Africa. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Airmail cover from Nairobi addressed to Kampala, but carried on the F/F to London in error, 19/3 London FS 38 arrival ds on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 30c, redirected to Kampala by surface, finally arriving bs 11/4.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 9
Airmail cover from Nairobi addressed to Kampala, but carried on the F/F to London in error, 19/3 London FS 38 arrival ds on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 30c, redirected to Kampala by surface, finally arriving bs 11/4.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, British ndia Steam Co Ltd cver with company logo on flap, Imperial Airways.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 9
F/F Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, British ndia Steam Co Ltd cver with company logo on flap, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Imperial Airways inaugural England-Africa service, F/F Kampala (Port Bell) to Mwanza, bs 16/3, via Kisumu 10/3, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official blue/white "map" cover, franked 30c, Imperial Airways. Unloaded at Kisumu by mistake and completed journey on second southwards flight.162 flown Kampala to Kisumu. Typed up on album leaf with map of route.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 9
Imperial Airways inaugural England-Africa service, F/F Kampala (Port Bell) to Mwanza, bs 16/3, via Kisumu 10/3, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official blue/white "map" cover, franked 30c, Imperial Airways. Unloaded at Kisumu by mistake and completed journey on second southwards flight.162 flown Kampala to Kisumu. Typed up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1931, Mar 9
Scarce Imperial Airways first acceptance Kenya-India, for carriage on the F/F Mwanza to London, Nairobi to Bombay, bs 25/3, registered (label) cover, franked 1/-, 15c & 10c, canc oval 'Nairobi/Registered/9 MR 31' ds. Carried on Imperial AW F/F AN1 to Athens, 15/3, then transferred to Imperial AW flight IE103, leaving Athens on 18/3, arriving Karachi 22/3. .

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Imperial Airways F/F Kisumu to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London receiver verso, flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, official blue/white 'map' cover, franked 60c.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
Imperial Airways F/F Kisumu to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London receiver verso, flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, official blue/white 'map' cover, franked 60c.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Imperial Airways F/F Kisumu to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London receiver verso, flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, airmail cover franked 60c.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
Imperial Airways F/F Kisumu to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London receiver verso, flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, airmail cover franked 60c.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) First acceptance of mail from Kenya for France for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Kisumu to Paris, bs Paris/Gare du Nord Avion/19/3, flown Kisumu to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London arrival cachet verso, attractive and uncommon airmail cover franked 70c.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
First acceptance of mail from Kenya for France for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Kisumu to Paris, bs Paris/Gare du Nord Avion/19/3, flown Kisumu to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London arrival cachet verso, attractive and uncommon airmail cover franked 70c.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
First acceptance of mail from Kenya for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Kisumu to St Joseph, MO, bs Apr 1 1931, blue/cream souvenir 'map' cover franked 75c, flown Kisumu to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London arrival cachet verso, attractive and uncommon airmail cover franked 75c.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
Imperial Airways, Kisumu to Alexandria, bs 'Cairo/Par Avion/14 Mar 31', carried on F/F Mwanza/Croydon, official map cover franked 50c, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F, Kisumu to London, no arrival ds, flown on first return England-East Africa service, official yellow/blue 'Rising Sun' cover,  franked 60c, Imperial Airways. 1cm non invasive closed tear rh edge.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
F/F, Kisumu to London, no arrival ds, flown on first return England-East Africa service, official yellow/blue 'Rising Sun' cover, franked 60c, Imperial Airways. 1cm non invasive closed tear rh edge.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
F/F Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Interrupted first northbound flight, Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso. 'City of Kampala' was delayed, so stop at Butabaia was cancelled and mail returned to Kampala, and eventually reached Butabaia on the second northbound flight.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
Interrupted first northbound flight, Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso. 'City of Kampala' was delayed, so stop at Butabaia was cancelled and mail returned to Kampala, and eventually reached Butabaia on the second northbound flight.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Kisumu to Brussels, no arrival ds, carried on F/F Mwanza to London, official map cover with imprint etiquette franked 70c, Imperial Airways.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
Kisumu to Brussels, no arrival ds, carried on F/F Mwanza to London, official map cover with imprint etiquette franked 70c, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F Kisumu to Juba, b/s 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, airmail cover franked 40c, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London arrival cachet verso, senders address neatly excised verso. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
F/F Kisumu to Juba, b/s 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, airmail cover franked 40c, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London arrival cachet verso, senders address neatly excised verso. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Imperial Airways, Kisumu to Assuan, 17/3 arrival cds front and verso, via Luxor and Cairo 14/3, official map cover franked 50c, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London cachet verso. Uncommon.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
Imperial Airways, Kisumu to Assuan, 17/3 arrival cds front and verso, via Luxor and Cairo 14/3, official map cover franked 50c, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London cachet verso. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Interrupted first northbound flight, Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, plain cover franked 30c with attractive red/blue/black IAW 'Fly Europe,Africa, India & The East' vignette on the front, and an Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso. The 'City of Kampala' was delayed, so the stop at Butiaba was cancelled and mail was returned to Kampala, bs 11/3. It eventually reached Butiaba on the second northbound flight.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
Interrupted first northbound flight, Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, plain cover franked 30c with attractive red/blue/black IAW 'Fly Europe,Africa, India & The East' vignette on the front, and an Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso. The 'City of Kampala' was delayed, so the stop at Butiaba was cancelled and mail was returned to Kampala, bs 11/3. It eventually reached Butiaba on the second northbound flight.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) First acceptance of mail from Kenya for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Kisumu to New York, flown Kisumu to London, fine strike red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to signify end of carriage by air,  Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 75c, canc Kisumu cds.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
First acceptance of mail from Kenya for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Kisumu to New York, flown Kisumu to London, fine strike red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to signify end of carriage by air, Roessler yellow/olive "Cape to Cairo/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 75c, canc Kisumu cds.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F, Kisumu to London, no arrival ds, flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, official yellow/blue 'Rising Sun' cover, franked 60c, Imperial Airways. Exceptionally fine.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
F/F, Kisumu to London, no arrival ds, flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, official yellow/blue 'Rising Sun' cover, franked 60c, Imperial Airways. Exceptionally fine.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F Kisumu to Mwanza, bs, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official "map" cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways. Only 50 flown. See p 33 Air Mails of British Africa.

Kenya, 1931, Mar 10
F/F Kisumu to Mwanza, bs, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official "map" cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways. Only 50 flown. See p 33 Air Mails of British Africa.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) First dispatch from Kisumu for the Sudan, reaching Juba the same day, 11/3, 'Inapress' cover with logo on flap correctly franked  40c for combined postage and air fee, uncommon violet oval "First Flight/Africa-England" cachet..

Kenya, 1931, Mar 11
First dispatch from Kisumu for the Sudan, reaching Juba the same day, 11/3, 'Inapress' cover with logo on flap correctly franked 40c for combined postage and air fee, uncommon violet oval "First Flight/Africa-England" cachet..

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Nairobi to Kampalaisumu, Uganda, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover 55c, violet "Local Air Fee Paid" hs, and typed 'Per Wilson Airways to Kisumu/Imperial Airways to Port Bell ".

Kenya, 1931, Jul 7
Nairobi to Kampalaisumu, Uganda, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover 55c, violet "Local Air Fee Paid" hs, and typed 'Per Wilson Airways to Kisumu/Imperial Airways to Port Bell ".

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F Nairobi to Kisumu, bs 8/7, Tunstall cover franked 35c, violet "Local Air Fee Paid" hs and ms "By First  Flight Nairobi-Kisumu", Wilson AW/Imperial AW.

Kenya, 1931, Jul 8
F/F Nairobi to Kisumu, bs 8/7, Tunstall cover franked 35c, violet "Local Air Fee Paid" hs and ms "By First Flight Nairobi-Kisumu", Wilson AW/Imperial AW.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Tanganyika Govt regular feeder service, first return flight, Mombasa to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, registered (label) airmail cover addressed to C.R.Cota, King's African Rifles, franked 65c, canc Mombasa cds, typed "Feeder Service/To The Imperial Airways" and "Fist Air Mail/Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Government Aeroplane", blue/white airmail etiquette.

Kenya, 1931, Oct 21
Tanganyika Govt regular feeder service, first return flight, Mombasa to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, registered (label) airmail cover addressed to C.R.Cota, King's African Rifles, franked 65c, canc Mombasa cds, typed "Feeder Service/To The Imperial Airways" and "Fist Air Mail/Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Government Aeroplane", blue/white airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F First acceptance of mail f rom Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, mail train to Mombasa then Tanganyika Government Feeder Service to Dar es Salaam, Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds. Small mail.

Kenya, 1931, Oct 21
F/F First acceptance of mail f rom Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, mail train to Mombasa then Tanganyika Government Feeder Service to Dar es Salaam, Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds. Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Kenya, 1931, Oct 22
Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Tanganyika Govt regular feeder service, first return flight, Mombasa to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, registered (label) airmail cover addressed to C.R.Cota, King's African Rifles, franked 65c, canc Mombasa cds, typed "Feeder Service/To The Imperial Airways" and "Fist Air Mail/Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Government Aeroplane", blue/white airmail etiquette.

Kenya, 1931, Oct 22
Tanganyika Govt regular feeder service, first return flight, Mombasa to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, registered (label) airmail cover addressed to C.R.Cota, King's African Rifles, franked 65c, canc Mombasa cds, typed "Feeder Service/To The Imperial Airways" and "Fist Air Mail/Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Government Aeroplane", blue/white airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Nairobi to Zanzibar carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Zanzibar, bs 23/10. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Zanzibar. Small mail.

Kenya, 1931, Oct 23
Nairobi to Zanzibar carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Zanzibar, bs 23/10. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Zanzibar. Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Kisumu to Dar es Salaam, bs 1/11, carried on Wilson Airways second service Kisumu-Nairobi, then by train to Mombasa, then by Tanganyika Government Feeder Service to Dar es Salaam, registered (label) Cota cover franked 80c canc Kisumu cds, nice strike violet oval 'Tanganyika Territory/Feeder Service'. Small mail.

Kenya, 1931, Oct 31
Kisumu to Dar es Salaam, bs 1/11, carried on Wilson Airways second service Kisumu-Nairobi, then by train to Mombasa, then by Tanganyika Government Feeder Service to Dar es Salaam, registered (label) Cota cover franked 80c canc Kisumu cds, nice strike violet oval 'Tanganyika Territory/Feeder Service'. Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) First acceptance of mail from Kisumu  for Tanga, bs 1/11, via Nairobi 31/10, registered airmail cover  franked Kenya 80c canc KIsumu cds, typed 'First  Air Mail/From Kisumu-Nairobi/Per Wilson Airways/From Mombasa-Tanga/Per Tanganyika Government Aeroplane', Wilson Airways to Nairobi, train to Mombasa, Tanganyika Government Aeroplane to Tanga. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Kenya, 1931, Oct 31
First acceptance of mail from Kisumu for Tanga, bs 1/11, via Nairobi 31/10, registered airmail cover franked Kenya 80c canc KIsumu cds, typed 'First Air Mail/From Kisumu-Nairobi/Per Wilson Airways/From Mombasa-Tanga/Per Tanganyika Government Aeroplane', Wilson Airways to Nairobi, train to Mombasa, Tanganyika Government Aeroplane to Tanga. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Christmas proving flight, Nairobi to Cape Town, bs 1/12, via Joburg 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

Kenya, 1931, Dec 12
Christmas proving flight, Nairobi to Cape Town, bs 1/12, via Joburg 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Christmas proving flight, Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 1/12, via Joburg 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

Kenya, 1931, Dec 12
Christmas proving flight, Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 1/12, via Joburg 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Cover flown, Kisumu to Nairobi, bs 17/12, on First Christmas Flight, Springbok cover franked 35c, Imperial Airways

Kenya, 1931, Dec 12
Cover flown, Kisumu to Nairobi, bs 17/12, on First Christmas Flight, Springbok cover franked 35c, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1931, Dec 16
Imperial Airways First Christmas Flight, Nairobi to Johannesburg 21/12, via Cape Town, plain cover franked 55c.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Imperial Airways, first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 21/12, Springbok souvenir cover franked 55c, typed "First Flight to Cape Town". Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Kenya, 1931, Dec 17
Imperial Airways, first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 21/12, Springbok souvenir cover franked 55c, typed "First Flight to Cape Town". Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1931, Dec 17
Imperial Airways, first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Nairobi to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 19/12, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 45c, ms "First Flight London to Cape Town service/Nairobi Cape Town section". Written up on album leaf with map of route and picture (not photo) of flying boat "City of Alexandria".

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Imperial Airways 'positioning' flight in readiness for opening of route to South Africa in January 1932, Kisumu to Johennesburg, bs 21/12, 'Lion and Unicorn' embossed vover franked 65c, typed 'Via First air mail/Cairo-Cape', airmail etiquette. See Colley p56.

Kenya, 1931, Dec 17
Imperial Airways 'positioning' flight in readiness for opening of route to South Africa in January 1932, Kisumu to Johennesburg, bs 21/12, 'Lion and Unicorn' embossed vover franked 65c, typed 'Via First air mail/Cairo-Cape', airmail etiquette. See Colley p56.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Cover flown, Nairobi to Victoria West 21/12, on First Christmas Flight, via Joburg 21/12, airmail etiquette, plain cover, Imperial Airways

Kenya, 1931, Dec 17
Cover flown, Nairobi to Victoria West 21/12, on First Christmas Flight, via Joburg 21/12, airmail etiquette, plain cover, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Kisumu to Dodoma, bs 28/1, via Nairobi 22/1, registered (label) Cota cover, carried on F/F Regular Service London/Cape Town, Imperial Airways. Ironed horizontal top edge crease.

Kenya, 1932, Jan 21
Kisumu to Dodoma, bs 28/1, via Nairobi 22/1, registered (label) Cota cover, carried on F/F Regular Service London/Cape Town, Imperial Airways. Ironed horizontal top edge crease.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Imperial Airways first regular service Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, official springbok cover, signed by pilots Casparenthus & Sheppard.

Kenya, 1932, Jan 23
Imperial Airways first regular service Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, official springbok cover, signed by pilots Casparenthus & Sheppard.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Nairobi to London, carried on the first regular flight Cape Town to London, plain cover correctly rated 65c,  Imperial AW.

Kenya, 1932, Jan 25
Nairobi to London, carried on the first regular flight Cape Town to London, plain cover correctly rated 65c, Imperial AW.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Kisumu to Dodoma, bs 28/1,Springbok cover franked 35c, carried on F/F Regular Service London/Cape Town, Imperial Airways.

Kenya, 1932, Jan 27
Kisumu to Dodoma, bs 28/1,Springbok cover franked 35c, carried on F/F Regular Service London/Cape Town, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Nairobi to Mbeya, bs 29/1 carried on F/F Regular Service Cape Town/Croydon, b/s 6.2, then onward by surface to Dar es Salaam 17.2, Springbok cover franked 35c, Imperial Airways

Kenya, 1932, Jan 27
Nairobi to Mbeya, bs 29/1 carried on F/F Regular Service Cape Town/Croydon, b/s 6.2, then onward by surface to Dar es Salaam 17.2, Springbok cover franked 35c, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Nairobi to London, carried on the first regular flight Cape Town to London, plain cover correctly rated 65c, typed 'By First Direct Air Mail Cape Town to London'. Imperial AW.

Kenya, 1932, Jan 29
Nairobi to London, carried on the first regular flight Cape Town to London, plain cover correctly rated 65c, typed 'By First Direct Air Mail Cape Town to London'. Imperial AW.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Imperial Airways F/F Nairobi-Athens, bs 9/2, plain cover franked 75c.

Kenya, 1932, Jan 29
Imperial Airways F/F Nairobi-Athens, bs 9/2, plain cover franked 75c.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, Nairobi to Tanga, bs 18/8,  20c PSE with additional 15c, addrssed to Tunstall, Newall 32.18a. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 16
Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, Nairobi to Tanga, bs 18/8, 20c PSE with additional 15c, addrssed to Tunstall, Newall 32.18a. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Wilson Airways feeder service, F/F Nairobi to  Mombassa, bs 18/8. Rated 60 pts by Newall.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 16
Wilson Airways feeder service, F/F Nairobi to Mombassa, bs 18/8. Rated 60 pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Wilson Airways Nairobi-Dar es Salaam feeder service for Imperial Airways, plain cover franked 35c, flown Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8. Rated 80 pts Newall.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 16
Wilson Airways Nairobi-Dar es Salaam feeder service for Imperial Airways, plain cover franked 35c, flown Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8. Rated 80 pts Newall.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, plain cover franked 35c, Rated 80 pts by Newall. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 17
Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, plain cover franked 35c, Rated 80 pts by Newall. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Wilson Airways feeder service, F/F Nairobi to Mombasa, Tunstall cover, bs 18/8. Rated 60 pts by Newall.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 17
Wilson Airways feeder service, F/F Nairobi to Mombasa, Tunstall cover, bs 18/8. Rated 60 pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, Tunstall cover. Rated 80 pts by Newall.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 17
Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, Tunstall cover. Rated 80 pts by Newall.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Wilson Airways Nairobi to Dar es Salaam feeder service for Imperial Airways, plain cover franked 35c, flown Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8, ms "By first official inter East Africa air mail service/Nairobi-Mombassa-Tanga-Zanzibar-Dae es Salaam". Rated 80 pts Newall. Ironed vertical crease.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 17
Wilson Airways Nairobi to Dar es Salaam feeder service for Imperial Airways, plain cover franked 35c, flown Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8, ms "By first official inter East Africa air mail service/Nairobi-Mombassa-Tanga-Zanzibar-Dae es Salaam". Rated 80 pts Newall. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) East African coastal route feeder service, Wilson Airways F/F Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8, plain cover franked 35 cents. Small mail.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 17
East African coastal route feeder service, Wilson Airways F/F Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8, plain cover franked 35 cents. Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombassa,  first flight Wilson Airways  Mombassa to Nairobi, plain cover franked 35 cents, typed 'First Flight Mombassa to Nairobi. Only 29 covers carried on the Tanga to Nairobi leg. Few faint tone spots.

Kenya, 1932, Aug 20
East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombassa, first flight Wilson Airways Mombassa to Nairobi, plain cover franked 35 cents, typed 'First Flight Mombassa to Nairobi. Only 29 covers carried on the Tanga to Nairobi leg. Few faint tone spots.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) East African instructional marking, Kenya-Burma, bs 31/12, via Calcutta 30/12, plain cover franked 140c canc Tanga cds, purple boxed 'By Air to/ (ms) Calcutta' instructional marking used in Tanganyika, Finland 'International Exchange' label verso . Good routing.

Kenya, 1933, Dec 19
East African instructional marking, Kenya-Burma, bs 31/12, via Calcutta 30/12, plain cover franked 140c canc Tanga cds, purple boxed 'By Air to/ (ms) Calcutta' instructional marking used in Tanganyika, Finland 'International Exchange' label verso . Good routing.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Nairobi to Tananarive, bs 4/8, Tunstall cover franked 2/- + 20c carried by Lefevre and Assolant on the F/F of the Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar from Broken Hill to Madagascar, see Saulgrin p169. Scarce item. Some smudging along lower front edge from over inking of overlying cover.

Kenya, 1934, Jul 30
Nairobi to Tananarive, bs 4/8, Tunstall cover franked 2/- + 20c carried by Lefevre and Assolant on the F/F of the Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar from Broken Hill to Madagascar, see Saulgrin p169. Scarce item. Some smudging along lower front edge from over inking of overlying cover.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Kisumu to Australia, bs Perth 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo 10/12 transit cds, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and 90c canc Kisumu cds. Scarce.

Kenya, 1934, Dec 6
Kisumu to Australia, bs Perth 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo 10/12 transit cds, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and 90c canc Kisumu cds. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Nairobi to Australia, bs Sydney 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and  90c canc Nairobi machine postmark. Two line 'By Air in Australia' - however the Sydney 21/12 arrival confirms air all the way.Scarce.

Kenya, 1934, Dec 7
Nairobi to Australia, bs Sydney 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and 90c canc Nairobi machine postmark. Two line 'By Air in Australia' - however the Sydney 21/12 arrival confirms air all the way.Scarce.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Kisumu to Australia, bs Darwin 19/12, via Cairo 10/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and  90c.

Kenya, 1934, Dec 7
Kisumu to Australia, bs Darwin 19/12, via Cairo 10/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and 90c.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Early 'Transatlantic' airmail, Nairobi to New York, plain cover franked 70c tied Proud 'M1 State 1 for the Nairobi GPO' machine cancel,  purple two line 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a London' applied in Nairobi, airmail etiquette cancelled red two bar Jusqu'a applied in London.

Kenya, 1935, Sep 7
Early 'Transatlantic' airmail, Nairobi to New York, plain cover franked 70c tied Proud 'M1 State 1 for the Nairobi GPO' machine cancel, purple two line 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a London' applied in Nairobi, airmail etiquette cancelled red two bar Jusqu'a applied in London.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1936, Jan 26
Wilson Airways, flown cover, Uplands to Lindi, bs 29/1, via Dar es Salaam, 28/1 transit cds, carried on the Dar es Salaam-Lindi leg of the Wilson Airways extension to Lindi, Tunstall cover franked 35c, blue/white airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Kenya/Uganda/Tanganyika to Costa Rica, no arrival ds, via Dodoma 17/9, airmail cover franked 65c canc Mpwapwi cds, airmail etiquette by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, uncommon violet 'By Air to/London', ms 'Via London and New York' . Flown by Imperial Airways to London, then surface to destination via New York. Uncommon origin and destination.

Kenya, 1936, Sep 6
Kenya/Uganda/Tanganyika to Costa Rica, no arrival ds, via Dodoma 17/9, airmail cover franked 65c canc Mpwapwi cds, airmail etiquette by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, uncommon violet 'By Air to/London', ms 'Via London and New York' . Flown by Imperial Airways to London, then surface to destination via New York. Uncommon origin and destination.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1937, Jun 4
Imperial Airways, first southbound all flying boat service via coastal route, Uplands to Beira, bs 7/6, via Dar es Salaam 6/6.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) First southbound all flying boat service via coastal route, Uplands to Beira, bs 7/6, also tying 30c Co Mocambique stamp, via Dar es Salaam 6/6, Tunstall cover franked 1/- and 35c, ms 'Via Mombassa and Lindi", Imperial Airways. .

Kenya, 1937, Jun 4
First southbound all flying boat service via coastal route, Uplands to Beira, bs 7/6, also tying 30c Co Mocambique stamp, via Dar es Salaam 6/6, Tunstall cover franked 1/- and 35c, ms 'Via Mombassa and Lindi", Imperial Airways. .

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1937, Jun 6
First southbound all flying boat service via coastal route, Dar es Salaam to East London, South Africa, no arrival ds, attractive blue/grey souvenir cover printed "Imperial Airways Ltd/First Flying Boat service First Official First Flight Southampton to Durban............", franked 30c and 20c KUT stamps, canc Dar ed Salam 6 JU 1937 cds.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) First southbound all flying boat service via coastal route, Lindi to Beira, bs 11/6, Tunstall cover franked Coronation 5c x7, 20c x2 and30c x2, Imperial Airways.

Kenya, 1937, Jun 7
First southbound all flying boat service via coastal route, Lindi to Beira, bs 11/6, Tunstall cover franked Coronation 5c x7, 20c x2 and30c x2, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) First southbound all flying boat service via coastal route, Lindi to Lourenco Marques, bs 12/6, via Dar es Salaam 6/6, Tunstall cover franked 60c, Imperial Airways. Enclose is a letter from the Lindi postmaster confirming first dispatch dates to S. Africa and P.E.A.

Kenya, 1937, Jun 10
First southbound all flying boat service via coastal route, Lindi to Lourenco Marques, bs 12/6, via Dar es Salaam 6/6, Tunstall cover franked 60c, Imperial Airways. Enclose is a letter from the Lindi postmaster confirming first dispatch dates to S. Africa and P.E.A.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F First Stage EAMS, Dar es Salaam to Lindi, Tanganyika 4/7, Coronation env. with additional printed "Inauguration Empire Air Mail Service At Reduced Rate 1st July 1937",  franked 20c, Imperial Airways,attractive cover, unusual destination

Kenya, 1937, Jul 1
F/F First Stage EAMS, Dar es Salaam to Lindi, Tanganyika 4/7, Coronation env. with additional printed "Inauguration Empire Air Mail Service At Reduced Rate 1st July 1937", franked 20c, Imperial Airways,attractive cover, unusual destination

Perceived Value

(Kenya) F/F First Stage EAMS, Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, plain cover franked Kenya SJ 20c, typed By First Unsurcharged/Homeward Air Mail",.Imperial Airways

Kenya, 1937, Jul 1
F/F First Stage EAMS, Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, plain cover franked Kenya SJ 20c, typed By First Unsurcharged/Homeward Air Mail",.Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(Kenya) Empire Airmail Scheme: Stage 3, Molo to Sydney via Cairo, no arrival ds, non philatelic cover dispatched at the reduced EAMS  rate of 20c, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 20c, ms "Kenya-Egypt-Australia" flown on service DN 127 to Alexandria by 'Corinthian', then on England-Australia service SW30 to Sydney by 'Challenger' (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 Wingent P). Empire C Class Flying Boats were developed specifically for the Empire Air Mail Scheme for service from England to Australia and Africa. Uncommon origin.

Kenya, 1938, Aug 1
Empire Airmail Scheme: Stage 3, Molo to Sydney via Cairo, no arrival ds, non philatelic cover dispatched at the reduced EAMS rate of 20c, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 20c, ms "Kenya-Egypt-Australia" flown on service DN 127 to Alexandria by 'Corinthian', then on England-Australia service SW30 to Sydney by 'Challenger' (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 Wingent P). Empire C Class Flying Boats were developed specifically for the Empire Air Mail Scheme for service from England to Australia and Africa. Uncommon origin.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1940, May 21
Kenya to Palestine, WWII dual censored air cover to Tel Aviv, via Egypt, franked 1/- 30c, canc Elburgon (120km E Kisumu) cds, blue/white etiquette cancelled red crayon cross, sealed red/green Palestine PC22 'Opened By Censor' tape, tied by violet boxed five line Haifa #9 censor mark, also similar mark on front, and 22mm Egypt 'Censorship Dept' censor mark. Enclosed is a black/yellow PC5 printed 9x10cm slip "This cover was open/when it reached the/Censor". Scarce WWII item.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) WWII censored cover to Southern Rhodesia, franked 1/- KUT and South Africa 3d KUT optd x3, magenta signed East Africa Command "Passed/By Military/Censor/E.A. No I/32" censor mark.

Kenya, 1943, Jan 1
WWII censored cover to Southern Rhodesia, franked 1/- KUT and South Africa 3d KUT optd x3, magenta signed East Africa Command "Passed/By Military/Censor/E.A. No I/32" censor mark.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) First Post War Service to Great Britain, Mombasa to London, registered (label) cover franked 2 x 1/- South Africa stamps surcharged '70c /Kenya/Tanganyika/Uganda' + 2/- KUT stamp, canc Mombasa Registered cds.

Kenya, 1945, Nov 9
First Post War Service to Great Britain, Mombasa to London, registered (label) cover franked 2 x 1/- South Africa stamps surcharged '70c /Kenya/Tanganyika/Uganda' + 2/- KUT stamp, canc Mombasa Registered cds.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) BOAC Comet 4, F/F Nairobi-Khartoum, bs 4/12, souvenir cover.

Kenya, 1959, Dec 4
BOAC Comet 4, F/F Nairobi-Khartoum, bs 4/12, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1962, Jan 7
BOAC Britannia F/F Nairobi to Mauritius, souvenir cover, b/s.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) British United Airways VC10 1st flight 'Jet Safari' UK to East Africa, Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/pale blue imprint etiquette envelope, 10x20cm franked 1/3d, canc Brighton and Hove cds.

Kenya, 1964, Nov 4
British United Airways VC10 1st flight 'Jet Safari' UK to East Africa, Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/pale blue imprint etiquette envelope, 10x20cm franked 1/3d, canc Brighton and Hove cds.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) British United Airways VC10 F/F East Africa-United Kingdom, no arrival ds, attractive blue/red/ pale blue souvenir cover, 10x20cm, franked 1.30, canc Narobi/8 NO 64.

Kenya, 1964, Nov 8
British United Airways VC10 F/F East Africa-United Kingdom, no arrival ds, attractive blue/red/ pale blue souvenir cover, 10x20cm, franked 1.30, canc Narobi/8 NO 64.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) British United Airways VC10 F/F Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, attractive blue/red/ pale blue souvenir cover, 10x20cm, franked 1.30, canc Narobi/8 NO 64.

Kenya, 1964, Nov 8
British United Airways VC10 F/F Nairobi to London, no arrival ds, attractive blue/red/ pale blue souvenir cover, 10x20cm, franked 1.30, canc Narobi/8 NO 64.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1967, Jan 23
21st anniversary East African Airways, registered FDC franked FDI commem air set of 4.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1974, Nov 20
Lufthansa D-ABYB crash at Nairobi, en route from Frankfurt to Johannesburg, pale green/orange Netherlands aerogramme addressed to Lesotho, franked 60c, canc Zeist 18 XI 74 cds, fine strike red four line "Retrieved from Air Crash on 20/November 1974 at Nairobi/Herwin Van Lugramp OP 20/November 1974 Te Nairobi" cachet, Ni 741120a. Not often seen. See lot 664.

Perceived Value

(Kenya) SAS DC8, first non stop flight, Nairobi to Copenhagen, bs Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup ) PO 23/12, dark blue/grey company cover, 10x21cm, franked 150c, tied red SAS Dispatch Office 'SAS' / Nairobi 19/12/74 machine cancel, typed "First Flight Mail/DC8-62 SK964A/19 Dec". See #1673, and illustration of almost identical cover, in First Flight Covers Of SAS Scandnavian Airlines 1951-1984, Hanns Proksch 1985. Only 5 covers carried. Superb item in pristine condition.

Kenya, 1974, Dec 19
SAS DC8, first non stop flight, Nairobi to Copenhagen, bs Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup ) PO 23/12, dark blue/grey company cover, 10x21cm, franked 150c, tied red SAS Dispatch Office 'SAS' / Nairobi 19/12/74 machine cancel, typed "First Flight Mail/DC8-62 SK964A/19 Dec". See #1673, and illustration of almost identical cover, in First Flight Covers Of SAS Scandnavian Airlines 1951-1984, Hanns Proksch 1985. Only 5 covers carried. Superb item in pristine condition.

Perceived Value

Kenya, 1976, Jan 02
30th anniversary East African Airways, FDC franked FDI commem air set of 4.

Perceived Value