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(South West Africa) South West Africa Airways first provisional internal service, Otjiwarongo to Tsumeb, bs 1/8, special cachet, plain cover, franked 4d.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 01
South West Africa Airways first provisional internal service, Otjiwarongo to Tsumeb, bs 1/8, special cachet, plain cover, franked 4d.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Omaruru to Windhoek, b/s, franked 4d triangle, blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette,  Airpost/Lugpos cachet, SWAAW.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Omaruru to Windhoek, b/s, franked 4d triangle, blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette, Airpost/Lugpos cachet, SWAAW.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Omaruru to Otjiwarongo, bs 1/8,  J Robertson cover franked 4d triangle, blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette,  Airpost/Omaruru/Lugpos cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Omaruru to Otjiwarongo, bs 1/8, J Robertson cover franked 4d triangle, blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette, Airpost/Omaruru/Lugpos cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Tsumbeb, bs 1/8,  J Robertson cover franked 4d, blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette,  Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Tsumbeb, bs 1/8, J Robertson cover franked 4d, blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Okahandja to Otjiwarongo, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 5d, Airpost/Okahandja/Lugpos cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Okahandja to Otjiwarongo, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 5d, Airpost/Okahandja/Lugpos cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Omaruru, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 5d, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet., blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Omaruru, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 5d, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet., blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Otjiwarongo, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 4d, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet., blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Otjiwarongo, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 4d, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet., blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Otjiwarongo to Tsumeb, bs 1/8, J Robertson cover franked 4d, Airpost/Otjiwarongo/Lugpos cachet., orange/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Otjiwarongo to Tsumeb, bs 1/8, J Robertson cover franked 4d, Airpost/Otjiwarongo/Lugpos cachet., orange/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Grootfontein, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 4d, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet., blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Grootfontein, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 4d, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet., blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Okahandja, bs 1/8, J Robertson reg (label) cover franked 8d, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet., orange/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Windhoek to Okahandja, bs 1/8, J Robertson reg (label) cover franked 8d, Airpost/Windhoek/Lugpos cachet., orange/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Okahandja to Omaruru, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 7d, Airpost/Okahandja/Lugpos cachet., blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Okahandja to Omaruru, bs 1/8, plain cover franked 7d, Airpost/Okahandja/Lugpos cachet., blue/black "Per Lugpos" etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Otjiwarongo to Grootfontain, bs 1/8, franked 8d, violet st line Otjiwarango cachet etiquette, violet circular 'Lugpos/Otjiwarango/Air Mail' cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Otjiwarongo to Grootfontain, bs 1/8, franked 8d, violet st line Otjiwarango cachet etiquette, violet circular 'Lugpos/Otjiwarango/Air Mail' cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Grootfontain to Omaruru, bs 1/8, reg (label) cover franked 10d and 2d, black circular 'Lugpos/Grootfontein/Air Mail' cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 1
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Grootfontain to Omaruru, bs 1/8, reg (label) cover franked 10d and 2d, black circular 'Lugpos/Grootfontein/Air Mail' cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Okahandja to Windhoek, bs 3/8, J Robertson registered (label) cover franked  8d, black circular 'Lugpos/Okahandja/Air Mail' cachet, black/orange airmail etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 3
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Okahandja to Windhoek, bs 3/8, J Robertson registered (label) cover franked 8d, black circular 'Lugpos/Okahandja/Air Mail' cachet, black/orange airmail etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Freheboth to Omaru bs 8/8, via Windhoek 6/8, reg (hs) cover, franked 2d and 10 tied special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 3
SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Freheboth to Omaru bs 8/8, via Windhoek 6/8, reg (hs) cover, franked 2d and 10 tied special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Grootfontein to Otjiwarongo, bs 3/8, J Robertson cover franked 6d, black/orange airmail etiquette tied by black circular 'Lugpos/Grootfontein/Air Mail' cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 3
SWAA, Provisional Internal Air Services, F/F Grootfontein to Otjiwarongo, bs 3/8, J Robertson cover franked 6d, black/orange airmail etiquette tied by black circular 'Lugpos/Grootfontein/Air Mail' cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWA to USA, carried on SWWA Airways first provisional internal (Southern) service, Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, bs 12/8, then on to California, bs 12/9 via New York 8/9, airmail etiquette cover, franked 15d , canc Windhoek cds and small metal die Lugpos/Air Mail. Good routing.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 5
SWA to USA, carried on SWWA Airways first provisional internal (Southern) service, Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, bs 12/8, then on to California, bs 12/9 via New York 8/9, airmail etiquette cover, franked 15d , canc Windhoek cds and small metal die Lugpos/Air Mail. Good routing.

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(South West Africa) SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Mariental to Keetmanshoop, bs 5/8, plain cover, Mariental cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 5
SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Mariental to Keetmanshoop, bs 5/8, plain cover, Mariental cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Windhoek to Rehoboth, bs 5/8, plain cover, franked 4d canc Windhoek cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 5
SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Windhoek to Rehoboth, bs 5/8, plain cover, franked 4d canc Windhoek cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

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South West Africa, 1931, Aug 5
South West Africa Airways, registered (label) cover acceptance for England, no arrival ds, accelerated on the third (Coastal) provisional internal service, Windhoek to Walvis Bay, plain cover franked 1/- & 4d airs, special 'Lugpos/Air Mail' cachet tying blue/black airmail etiquette. Typed up on album leaf with map of route.

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(South West Africa) SWAA F/F, Keetmanshoop to Rehoboth, bs 6/8, J Robertson cover franked 4d triangular, canc special 'Lugpos/Keetmanshoop/Air Mail' cachet, black/orange airmails etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 6
SWAA F/F, Keetmanshoop to Rehoboth, bs 6/8, J Robertson cover franked 4d triangular, canc special 'Lugpos/Keetmanshoop/Air Mail' cachet, black/orange airmails etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Keetmanshoop to Mariental, bs 6/8, plain cover franked 5d, canc Keetmanshop cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 6
SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Keetmanshoop to Mariental, bs 6/8, plain cover franked 5d, canc Keetmanshop cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWAA first provisional internal service, Keetmanshoop to Mariental bs 6/8, special violet cachet, Robertson 5pfg PSC.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 6
SWAA first provisional internal service, Keetmanshoop to Mariental bs 6/8, special violet cachet, Robertson 5pfg PSC.

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(South West Africa) SWAA first provisional internal service, Keetmanshoop to Mariental bs 6/8, special violet cachet, Robertson 5pfg PSC.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 6
SWAA first provisional internal service, Keetmanshoop to Mariental bs 6/8, special violet cachet, Robertson 5pfg PSC.

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(South West Africa) South West Africa Airways, F/F second provisional internal service, Marenthal to Windhoek, b/s, plain cover franked 1931 1/2, 1d, 2d, 3d air and 10d air bilingual pairs, 'Lugpos/Air Mail' cachet, blue/black airmail etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 6
South West Africa Airways, F/F second provisional internal service, Marenthal to Windhoek, b/s, plain cover franked 1931 1/2, 1d, 2d, 3d air and 10d air bilingual pairs, 'Lugpos/Air Mail' cachet, blue/black airmail etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWAA first provisional internal service, Tsumeb to Windhoek,  bs10/8, registered (hs) cover franked 4d tied by small black circular 'Air Mail/Lugpos cds, also Tsumbo/SWA cds. Scarce

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 10
SWAA first provisional internal service, Tsumeb to Windhoek, bs10/8, registered (hs) cover franked 4d tied by small black circular 'Air Mail/Lugpos cds, also Tsumbo/SWA cds. Scarce

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(South West Africa) SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Tsumeb to Umtata, 18/12, via Windhoek 10/8, Keetmanshoop 12/8, also Amabele 18/8 and *ue*ar Station 15/8, cds's, reg (hs) cover, franked 1.2d, canc Tsumeb cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 10
SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Tsumeb to Umtata, 18/12, via Windhoek 10/8, Keetmanshoop 12/8, also Amabele 18/8 and *ue*ar Station 15/8, cds's, reg (hs) cover, franked 1.2d, canc Tsumeb cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet.

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(South West Africa) SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Windhoek to Walvis Bay, bs 11/8 plain cover, franked 4d canc Windhoek cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet. Francis Field authentication hs.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 10
SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Windhoek to Walvis Bay, bs 11/8 plain cover, franked 4d canc Windhoek cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet. Francis Field authentication hs.

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South West Africa, 1931, Aug 10
SWAA first provisional internal service,Tsumeb to Windhoek, bs10/8, special cachet, plain cover, franked 4d. Scarce

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(South West Africa) SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Walvis Bay to Windhoek, bs 11/8 plain cover, franked 4d canc Walvis Bay cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet. Francis Field authentication hs.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 11
SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Walvis Bay to Windhoek, bs 11/8 plain cover, franked 4d canc Walvis Bay cds and special Lugpos Airmail cachet. Francis Field authentication hs.

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(South West Africa) South West Africa provisional internal air service/ F/F coastal service from Windhoek to Walvis Bay, bs 11/8,  South West African Airways (Pty) Ltd company cover, franked SWA 1d & 10d air.
Carried to Dessau, Germany bs 1/9 by sea ms 'Per S.S. Waug....'.The cover is addressed to Junkers Flugzeugwerk, Dessau, Germany who tendered successfully to deliver this service. SWA Airways was formed by the the Junkers company and the Junkers A50 machines sent to operate this service. Nice item.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 11
South West Africa provisional internal air service/ F/F coastal service from Windhoek to Walvis Bay, bs 11/8, South West African Airways (Pty) Ltd company cover, franked SWA 1d & 10d air. Carried to Dessau, Germany bs 1/9 by sea ms 'Per S.S. Waug....'.The cover is addressed to Junkers Flugzeugwerk, Dessau, Germany who tendered successfully to deliver this service. SWA Airways was formed by the the Junkers company and the Junkers A50 machines sent to operate this service. Nice item.

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(South West Africa) SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, bs 12/8, airmail etiquette cover, franked 2d 'Official' bilingual opt, canc Widhoek cds and small metal die Lugpos/Air Mail. Ironed vertical crease.

South West Africa, 1931, Aug 12
SWA Airways first provisional internal service, Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, bs 12/8, airmail etiquette cover, franked 2d 'Official' bilingual opt, canc Widhoek cds and small metal die Lugpos/Air Mail. Ironed vertical crease.

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(South West Africa) F/F Keetmanshoop to Kimberley, bs 20/12, registered (hs) cover franked 10d, canc double circle "per lugpos Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, carried on the feeder servive for mail from SWA to connect with Imperial Aiways Christmas mail from London to Cape Town.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
F/F Keetmanshoop to Kimberley, bs 20/12, registered (hs) cover franked 10d, canc double circle "per lugpos Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, carried on the feeder servive for mail from SWA to connect with Imperial Aiways Christmas mail from London to Cape Town.

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South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
SWAA F/F Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, bs 20/12, leg of the special SWAA Christmas connection flight from Windhoek-Mariental-Keetmanshoop-Upington-Kimberly, plain Wyndham cover, black on blue per lugpos etiquette, franked 4d air, canc special Windhoek dated flight cachet. This special flight connected with the Imperial Airways experimental Christmas flight to London-Cape Town service.

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(South West Africa) SWAA F/F Keetmanshoop to Kimberley leg, bs 20/12, of the special SWAA Christmas connection flight from Windhoek-Mariental-Keetmanshoop-Upington-Kimberly, plain  cover, black/orange per lugpos etiquette, franked 4d air opt SWA, canc 'Lugpos/SWA/Keetmanshoop/Air Mail' cachet, also Keetmanshoop cds.This special flight connected with the Imperial Airways experimental Christmas flight to London-Cape Town service.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
SWAA F/F Keetmanshoop to Kimberley leg, bs 20/12, of the special SWAA Christmas connection flight from Windhoek-Mariental-Keetmanshoop-Upington-Kimberly, plain cover, black/orange per lugpos etiquette, franked 4d air opt SWA, canc 'Lugpos/SWA/Keetmanshoop/Air Mail' cachet, also Keetmanshoop cds.This special flight connected with the Imperial Airways experimental Christmas flight to London-Cape Town service.

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South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
South West Africa Airways, F/F Wyndhoek to Kimberley connecting flight, bs 20/12, to link onward mail with the Imperial Airways Experimental Air Mail Service from London-Cape Town, plain cover franked 4d air canc special 'Windhoek/Lugpos cds, black/blue 'By Air Mail/Per Lugpos' etiquette.

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South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
South West Africa Airways/Imperial Airways double F/F cover, Upington to Cape Town, bs 21/12, carried on the F/F SWAA Upington-Kimberley connecting flight to link with the first IAW London-Cape Town experimental service, plain cover franked 4d air canc Upington cds, blue/white Christmas/Kersmis vignette, black/blue 'By Air Mail/Per Lugpos' etiquette. Typed up on album leaf with map of route.

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(South West Africa) SWAA F/F, Marienthal to Uppington, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc violet 'Lugpos/Marienthal/Air Mail' cachet, black/orange airmails etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
SWAA F/F, Marienthal to Uppington, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc violet 'Lugpos/Marienthal/Air Mail' cachet, black/orange airmails etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, F/F Keetmanshoop to Cape Town, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc double circle "per lugpos/Keetmanshoop/ Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
SWAA, F/F Keetmanshoop to Cape Town, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc double circle "per lugpos/Keetmanshoop/ Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, F/F Windhoek to Victoria West, bs 21/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc double circle Windhoek cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
SWAA, F/F Windhoek to Victoria West, bs 21/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc double circle Windhoek cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(South West Africa) SWAA, F/F Marienthal to Victoria West, bs 21/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc violet double circle 'LugposMarienthal/Air Mail' cachet, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
SWAA, F/F Marienthal to Victoria West, bs 21/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc violet double circle 'LugposMarienthal/Air Mail' cachet, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette.

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(South West Africa) Windhoek to London,carried on South West Africa Airways, F/F Wyndhoek to Cape Town, bs 21/12, connecting flight to link onward mail with the Imperial Airways Experimental Air  Mail Service from Cape Town-London, plain cover franked 1/6d4d air canc special 'Windhoek/Lugpos cds, black/blue 'By Air Mail/Per Lugpos' etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
Windhoek to London,carried on South West Africa Airways, F/F Wyndhoek to Cape Town, bs 21/12, connecting flight to link onward mail with the Imperial Airways Experimental Air Mail Service from Cape Town-London, plain cover franked 1/6d4d air canc special 'Windhoek/Lugpos cds, black/blue 'By Air Mail/Per Lugpos' etiquette.

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(South West Africa) F/F Marienthal to Kimberley, bs 20/12, registered (hs) J Robertson cover franked 10d, canc double circle "per lugpos/Marienthal Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, carried on the feeder service for mail from SWA to connect with Imperial Airways Christmas mail from London to Cape Town.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
F/F Marienthal to Kimberley, bs 20/12, registered (hs) J Robertson cover franked 10d, canc double circle "per lugpos/Marienthal Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, carried on the feeder service for mail from SWA to connect with Imperial Airways Christmas mail from London to Cape Town.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) SWAA F/F, Marienthal to Cape Town, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d triangular, canc violet 'Lugpos/Marienthal/Air Mail' cachet, black/blue airmail etiquette.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
SWAA F/F, Marienthal to Cape Town, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d triangular, canc violet 'Lugpos/Marienthal/Air Mail' cachet, black/blue airmail etiquette.

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(South West Africa) F/F Windhoek to Kimberley 20/12, (SWA feeder link) then on to Cape Town, having connected with the IAW London-Cape Town Christmas experimental flight, reg cover, South West African/Imperial Airways. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. Image.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
F/F Windhoek to Kimberley 20/12, (SWA feeder link) then on to Cape Town, having connected with the IAW London-Cape Town Christmas experimental flight, reg cover, South West African/Imperial Airways. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. Image.

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(South West Africa) Bahamas acceptance, Windhoek to Nassau, bs 25/32, for carriage on the South West Africa Airways special Windhoek-Kimberley flight to connect with the Imperial Airways experimental London-Cape Town flight, Walter Hess corner cover franked 3d+4d air canc special 'Windhoek-Kimberley' postmark.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
Bahamas acceptance, Windhoek to Nassau, bs 25/32, for carriage on the South West Africa Airways special Windhoek-Kimberley flight to connect with the Imperial Airways experimental London-Cape Town flight, Walter Hess corner cover franked 3d+4d air canc special 'Windhoek-Kimberley' postmark.

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(South West Africa) Special Windhoek-Kimberley flight to connect with the 'experimental' flight London-Cape Town, Keetmanshoop to Cape Town, bs 22/12, franked 1d x2, 3d and 10d bilingual air pairs.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 19
Special Windhoek-Kimberley flight to connect with the 'experimental' flight London-Cape Town, Keetmanshoop to Cape Town, bs 22/12, franked 1d x2, 3d and 10d bilingual air pairs.

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South West Africa, 1931, Dec 29
South West Africa Airways, F/F Wyndhoek to Upington leg of the connecting flight, bs 20/12, to link onward mail with the Imperial Airways Experimental Air Mail Service from London-Cape Town, plain cover franked 4d SWA opt air & 1dx4, canc special 'Windhoek/Lugpos cds, black/blue 'By Air Mail/Per Lugpos' etiquette. Typed up on album leaf.

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(South West Africa) South West Africa Airways, F/F Wyndhoek to Upington leg of the connecting flight, bs 20/12, to link onward mail with the Imperial Airways Experimental Air  Mail Service from London-Cape Town, plain cover franked 10d SWA opts, canc special 'Windhoek/Lugpos cds.

South West Africa, 1931, Dec 29
South West Africa Airways, F/F Wyndhoek to Upington leg of the connecting flight, bs 20/12, to link onward mail with the Imperial Airways Experimental Air Mail Service from London-Cape Town, plain cover franked 10d SWA opts, canc special 'Windhoek/Lugpos cds.

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(South West Africa) South West Africa Airways, cover flown on the Windhoek to Omaruru leg, bs 23/1, of the Northern second provisional internal service, plain cover franked 4d air canc small Windhoek/Lugpos cds, blue/black airmail etiquette.

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 22
South West Africa Airways, cover flown on the Windhoek to Omaruru leg, bs 23/1, of the Northern second provisional internal service, plain cover franked 4d air canc small Windhoek/Lugpos cds, blue/black airmail etiquette.

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(South West Africa) SWA Regular Feeder Service, F/F Windhoek to Kimberley, registered (hs) Imperial Airways 'Springbok' cover franked 3d and 4d pairs and 4d, special dated 'Windhoek-Kimberley' first flight cachet front and verso, small circular 'Windhoek/Airmail/26.1.32' on front, and scarce RLS Windhoek/S.W.Africa (old type German) postmark verso.

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 26
SWA Regular Feeder Service, F/F Windhoek to Kimberley, registered (hs) Imperial Airways 'Springbok' cover franked 3d and 4d pairs and 4d, special dated 'Windhoek-Kimberley' first flight cachet front and verso, small circular 'Windhoek/Airmail/26.1.32' on front, and scarce RLS Windhoek/S.W.Africa (old type German) postmark verso.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) SWA/Imperial Airways, fist acceptance of mail for Great Britain for carriage on SWA F/F Windhoek to Kimberley and Imperial Airways F/F Cape Town to London, registered (hs) cover franked 1931 air set 3d an 10d pairs, and 3d pair ordinary, green blue/black airmail etiquette tied by registration hs. A particularly attractive double F/F cover in fine condition.

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 26
SWA/Imperial Airways, fist acceptance of mail for Great Britain for carriage on SWA F/F Windhoek to Kimberley and Imperial Airways F/F Cape Town to London, registered (hs) cover franked 1931 air set 3d an 10d pairs, and 3d pair ordinary, green blue/black airmail etiquette tied by registration hs. A particularly attractive double F/F cover in fine condition.

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(South West Africa) SWA/Imperial Airways, fist acceptance of mail for Germany, Windhoek to Hamburg, red 'Mit Luftpost/befeordert/Hamburg-Fuhlsbuttell/Flughafen' receiver, for carriage on SWA F/F Windhoek to Kimberley and Imperial Airways F/F Cape Town to London services, plain cover franked SA 4d/ SWA x3 , canc special Windhoek-Kimberley cachet cds, small circular Windhoek/26.1.32/Air Mail cds, green blue/black airmail etiquette. An attractive double F/F cover in fine condition. Ironed vertical crease, does not detract.

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 26
SWA/Imperial Airways, fist acceptance of mail for Germany, Windhoek to Hamburg, red 'Mit Luftpost/befeordert/Hamburg-Fuhlsbuttell/Flughafen' receiver, for carriage on SWA F/F Windhoek to Kimberley and Imperial Airways F/F Cape Town to London services, plain cover franked SA 4d/ SWA x3 , canc special Windhoek-Kimberley cachet cds, small circular Windhoek/26.1.32/Air Mail cds, green blue/black airmail etiquette. An attractive double F/F cover in fine condition. Ironed vertical crease, does not detract.

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(South West Africa) F/F Windhoek to Liverpool (UK) 17/1 and on to Anglesey 18/1, first regular SWAA flight connecting with IAW Capetown-Croydon service, registered (label) cover franked 1/- opt SWA and SWA 3d bilingual pair

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 26
F/F Windhoek to Liverpool (UK) 17/1 and on to Anglesey 18/1, first regular SWAA flight connecting with IAW Capetown-Croydon service, registered (label) cover franked 1/- opt SWA and SWA 3d bilingual pair

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(South West Africa) Windhoek to Keetmanshoop 27/1, first regular SWA Airways feeder service to connect with IAW Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek.

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 26
Windhoek to Keetmanshoop 27/1, first regular SWA Airways feeder service to connect with IAW Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) SWA to Southern Rhodesia, Windhoek to Salisbury bs 28/1, SWA Airways Windhoek-Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, scarcer Robertson cover cover franked 4d, canc  'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail' cachet, also small metal die 'Air Mail' dsapplied at Windhoek.

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 26
SWA to Southern Rhodesia, Windhoek to Salisbury bs 28/1, SWA Airways Windhoek-Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, scarcer Robertson cover cover franked 4d, canc 'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail' cachet, also small metal die 'Air Mail' dsapplied at Windhoek.

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(South West Africa) Windhoek to Paris, bs Paris Avion 16/ 2, for carriage on the 1st schedule flight northbound between London and Cape Town , Robertson cover franked South West Africa 10d + 3d, tied Windhoek commemorative postmark.

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 26
Windhoek to Paris, bs Paris Avion 16/ 2, for carriage on the 1st schedule flight northbound between London and Cape Town , Robertson cover franked South West Africa 10d + 3d, tied Windhoek commemorative postmark.

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(South West Africa) South West Africa Airways F/F Keetmanshoop to Jo'burg, bs 27/1, first regular SWAA flight connecting with IAW Cape Town-Croydon service, plain cover franked 3d air & 1d, blue/black airmail etiquette. Typed up on album leaf.

South West Africa, 1932, Jan 27
South West Africa Airways F/F Keetmanshoop to Jo'burg, bs 27/1, first regular SWAA flight connecting with IAW Cape Town-Croydon service, plain cover franked 3d air & 1d, blue/black airmail etiquette. Typed up on album leaf.

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South West Africa, 1932, Oct 04
First flight Windhoek to Jo'burg, bs 6/10, PC addressed to J Robertson, franked special 2d air rate for PC's, first introduced on 4/10 for the Windoek-London service, canc 'Air Mail Windhoek-Kimberley/Lugpos' cds, blue/white trilingual etiquette. See Stern, p17.

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(South West Africa) Keetmanshoop to Australia, bs Sydney 21/12 via Darwin 19/12, 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, registered (hs) official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 2/2d (SWA opt's) canc Keetmanshoop cds. also black Keetmanshoop Lugpos/Air Mail hs. Scarce.

South West Africa, 1934, Dec 3
Keetmanshoop to Australia, bs Sydney 21/12 via Darwin 19/12, 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, registered (hs) official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 2/2d (SWA opt's) canc Keetmanshoop cds. also black Keetmanshoop Lugpos/Air Mail hs. Scarce.

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(South West Africa) Windhoek to Australia, bs Brisbane 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked block of four 4d triangulars and 4d air ((SWA opt's) canc black Windhoek Lugpos/Air Mail cds, signed by Capt. JS Sheppard who flew the Johannesburg-Kisumu leg of the route. Sent by LA Wyndham - see 'L.A.Wyndham/House of Assembly/Capetown' hs verso. Nice item.

South West Africa, 1934, Dec 3
Windhoek to Australia, bs Brisbane 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked block of four 4d triangulars and 4d air ((SWA opt's) canc black Windhoek Lugpos/Air Mail cds, signed by Capt. JS Sheppard who flew the Johannesburg-Kisumu leg of the route. Sent by LA Wyndham - see 'L.A.Wyndham/House of Assembly/Capetown' hs verso. Nice item.

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(South West Africa) First carriage of internal mails by South African Airways from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, bs 13/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

South West Africa, 1935, Mar 11
First carriage of internal mails by South African Airways from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, bs 13/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) First carriage of internal mails by South African Airways from Windhoek to Marienthal, bs 13/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

South West Africa, 1935, Mar 11
First carriage of internal mails by South African Airways from Windhoek to Marienthal, bs 13/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) F/F South African Airways, Windhoek to Kimberley, bs 14/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

South West Africa, 1935, Mar 11
F/F South African Airways, Windhoek to Kimberley, bs 14/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) F/F South African Airways, Windhoek to Bulawayo, bs 16/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds, SA Airways to Kimberley, then Imperial AW to Bulawayo.  Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

South West Africa, 1935, Mar 11
F/F South African Airways, Windhoek to Bulawayo, bs 16/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds, SA Airways to Kimberley, then Imperial AW to Bulawayo. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) F/F South African Airways, Windhoek to Kimberley, bs 14/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

South West Africa, 1935, Mar 11
F/F South African Airways, Windhoek to Kimberley, bs 14/3, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1 1/2d canc small metal die 'Windhoek/Lugpos ds. Uncommon, ref Stern 98.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) Windhoek to Bloemfontein, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2 pair SWA opts, canc small Windhoek Air Mail cds. This flight connected with the last through service by Imperial Airways to Cape Town from London. On April 1st this section was taken over by SA Airways, ref Stern flight 129.

South West Africa, 1936, Mar 28
Windhoek to Bloemfontein, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2 pair SWA opts, canc small Windhoek Air Mail cds. This flight connected with the last through service by Imperial Airways to Cape Town from London. On April 1st this section was taken over by SA Airways, ref Stern flight 129.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) Windoek to Cape Town, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1d 'Official' tied Windhoek cds and large circular bilingual  "This article reaches you by Air Mail"propaganda  cachet " illustrated in Wyndham, pp40.

South West Africa, 1936, Jul 12
Windoek to Cape Town, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1d 'Official' tied Windhoek cds and large circular bilingual "This article reaches you by Air Mail"propaganda cachet " illustrated in Wyndham, pp40.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) Registered airmail cover, Windhoek to London, bs 25/5, franked FDI 1937 Coronation set of bilingual pairs.

South West Africa, 1937, May 12
Registered airmail cover, Windhoek to London, bs 25/5, franked FDI 1937 Coronation set of bilingual pairs.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) F/F First Stage EAMS, Keetmanshoop to Limbe, Nyasaland, bs 5/7, airmail etiquette cover, Imperial Airways

South West Africa, 1937, Jul 2
F/F First Stage EAMS, Keetmanshoop to Limbe, Nyasaland, bs 5/7, airmail etiquette cover, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) F/F First Stage EAMS, Keetmanshoop to Uplands, Kenya, bs 7/7Limbe, Nyasaland, bs 5/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d,  black " All Letters for East and South Africa Now Go By Air" map cachet, Imperial Airways

South West Africa, 1937, Jul 2
F/F First Stage EAMS, Keetmanshoop to Uplands, Kenya, bs 7/7Limbe, Nyasaland, bs 5/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d, black " All Letters for East and South Africa Now Go By Air" map cachet, Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) Kalahari Feeder service, F/F Windhoek to Maun, bs 5/11, plain cover franked SWA 1d canc Windhoek cds. No cachets were applied to this mail.

South West Africa, 1938, Nov 5
Kalahari Feeder service, F/F Windhoek to Maun, bs 5/11, plain cover franked SWA 1d canc Windhoek cds. No cachets were applied to this mail.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) Kalahari Feeder service, F/F by the Northern route, Windhoek to Johannesburg, bs 7/11, plain cover franked SWA 1d canc Windhoek cds. No cachets were applied to this mail. A B&W map, 14x9cm, accompanies this item

South West Africa, 1938, Nov 5
Kalahari Feeder service, F/F by the Northern route, Windhoek to Johannesburg, bs 7/11, plain cover franked SWA 1d canc Windhoek cds. No cachets were applied to this mail. A B&W map, 14x9cm, accompanies this item

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) West Coast extension of the South Africa Airways new Kalahari West Coast service, Windhoek, SWA to Luanda, Angola, bs 22/8,  plain cover franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce item in fine condition.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 21
West Coast extension of the South Africa Airways new Kalahari West Coast service, Windhoek, SWA to Luanda, Angola, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa)  SAA new West Coast service, Outjo to Lobito, Angola, bs 22/8, South to South West Africa and Angola, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 22
SAA new West Coast service, Outjo to Lobito, Angola, bs 22/8, South to South West Africa and Angola, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce.

Perceived Value

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 22
SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, Windhoek to Lobito, Angola, bs 22/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 22
New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 22
New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 22
New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 22
New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 22
New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 22
New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Cape Town, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 25
First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Cape Town, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Windhoek, bs 25/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 25
First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Windhoek, bs 25/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Keetmanshoop, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 25
First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Keetmanshoop, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) Outjo to Windhoek, bs 25/8, new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce.

South West Africa, 1939, Aug 25
Outjo to Windhoek, bs 25/8, new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce.

Perceived Value

South West Africa, 1954, Aug 11
Air cover to American Zone, West Germany, no arrival ds, franked 1/3d & 3d, canc Luderitz cds.

Perceived Value

(South West Africa) SAA, Windhoek- Johannesburg, opening Rand 77, franked new SWA 20c air stamp, official souvenir cover, b/s.

South West Africa, 1977, Aug 22
SAA, Windhoek- Johannesburg, opening Rand 77, franked new SWA 20c air stamp, official souvenir cover, b/s.

Perceived Value

South West Africa, 1989, May 18
Aviation Industry 75th Anniv, FDC franked FDI commem set of 4.

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