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(Southern Rhodesia) Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 21/12, carried on Imperial Airways first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Springbok souvenir cover franked 4d, black st line "Experimental Flight" cachet. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 16
Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 21/12, carried on Imperial Airways first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Springbok souvenir cover franked 4d, black st line "Experimental Flight" cachet. Written up on album leaf with map of route.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Salisbury to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, carried on Imperial Airways first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, large violet two line "By First Air Mail/From S. Rhodesia" cachet. Written up on album leaf with map of route. Ironed vertical crease, hardly detracts.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 16
Salisbury to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, carried on Imperial Airways first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, large violet two line "By First Air Mail/From S. Rhodesia" cachet. Written up on album leaf with map of route. Ironed vertical crease, hardly detracts.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to Cape Town, Springbok cover franked 5d, postmark date not legible, but strong Cape Town 21/12 bs and strong Johannesburg 21/12 transit cds, straight line "Experimental Flight" hs.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 16
Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to Cape Town, Springbok cover franked 5d, postmark date not legible, but strong Cape Town 21/12 bs and strong Johannesburg 21/12 transit cds, straight line "Experimental Flight" hs.

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(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Salisbury to Kimberley, bs 21/12, Victoria West 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, Springbok cover franked 5d, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs. Carried on Imperial AW Christmas flight to Johannesburg, then by SWA Airways Windhoek-Kimberley feeder service.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 16
F/F Salisbury to Kimberley, bs 21/12, Victoria West 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, Springbok cover franked 5d, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs. Carried on Imperial AW Christmas flight to Johannesburg, then by SWA Airways Windhoek-Kimberley feeder service.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 21/12, carried on Imperial Airways first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, black st line "Experimental Flight" cachet.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 16
Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 21/12, carried on Imperial Airways first England-South Africa experimental Christmas flight, Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, black st line "Experimental Flight" cachet.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Salisbury to Kimberley, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 18
Imperial Airways experimental flight, Salisbury to Kimberley, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Port Elizabeth, bs 22/12, via Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, plain cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways. Image.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 18
Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Port Elizabeth, bs 22/12, via Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, plain cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways. Image.

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(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Salisbury to Bulawayo, bs 20/12, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, Imperial Airways.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 18
F/F Salisbury to Bulawayo, bs 20/12, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, Imperial Airways.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 21/12, black straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked block of 8 x GV 1/2d, Imperial Airways.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 19
Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 21/12, black straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked block of 8 x GV 1/2d, Imperial Airways.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to Bulawayo, bs 20/12, Springbok cover franked 4d, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, typed 'First Flight/Salisbury-Blawayo'.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 19
Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to Bulawayo, bs 20/12, Springbok cover franked 4d, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, typed 'First Flight/Salisbury-Blawayo'.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 19
Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Cape Town bs 21/12 via Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 19
Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Cape Town bs 21/12 via Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways.

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(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to Mariental (SWA) bs 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, carried to Jo'burg, bs 21/12, by IAW and on to Keetmanshoop by SWA, fine strike purple two line 'By First Air Mail/From S. Rhodesia'. Attractive item.

Southern Rhodesia, 1931, Dec 19
F/F Bulawayo to Mariental (SWA) bs 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, carried to Jo'burg, bs 21/12, by IAW and on to Keetmanshoop by SWA, fine strike purple two line 'By First Air Mail/From S. Rhodesia'. Attractive item.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Gatooma-Salisbury 27/2 -London, carried Imperial AW F/F Cape Town-London, plain cover franked 10d, violet F/F cachet. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. See image.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 25
Gatooma-Salisbury 27/2 -London, carried Imperial AW F/F Cape Town-London, plain cover franked 10d, violet F/F cachet. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. See image.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways F/F Bulawayo to Salisbury to Bulawayo, bs 28/1, plain cover franked 4d, black 'First Official Air Mail' cachet.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 27
Imperial Airways F/F Bulawayo to Salisbury to Bulawayo, bs 28/1, plain cover franked 4d, black 'First Official Air Mail' cachet.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/grey official souvenir envelope (20x9cm) from SR with inset picture of Rhodes, carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/grey official souvenir envelope (20x9cm) from SR with inset picture of Rhodes, carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to Athens, bs 13/2, via Cairo 11/2' carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, attractive cover with inset B&W photoprint of Victoria Falls, franked 11d, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet. Carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled. Small mail, scarce item.

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Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to Athens, bs 13/2, via Cairo 11/2' carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, attractive cover with inset B&W photoprint of Victoria Falls, franked 11d, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet. Carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled. Small mail, scarce item. I

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(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to Turin, Italy bs 16/2, via Cairo 12/2, scarcer Robertson souvenir cover franked 11d, black 'First Official Air Mail' cachet, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to Turin, Italy bs 16/2, via Cairo 12/2, scarcer Robertson souvenir cover franked 11d, black 'First Official Air Mail' cachet, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, 17/2 arrival ds on front, Springbok cover franked 10d, canc large '*****/28 Jan 1932/S.Rhodesia (Salisbury), violet st line F/F cachet. Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, 17/2 arrival ds on front, Springbok cover franked 10d, canc large '*****/28 Jan 1932/S.Rhodesia (Salisbury), violet st line F/F cachet. Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, 17/2 arrival ds on front, Springbok cover franked 10d, violet st line F/F cachet. Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, 17/2 arrival ds on front, Springbok cover franked 10d, violet st line F/F cachet. Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds verso, via Alexandria 12/2. Springbok cover franked 11d, violet 'First Official Air Mail' hs, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled. Sender's address has been excised neatly from flap, Francis Field authentication hs.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds verso, via Alexandria 12/2. Springbok cover franked 11d, violet 'First Official Air Mail' hs, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled. Sender's address has been excised neatly from flap, Francis Field authentication hs.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/grey official souvenir envelope (20x9cm) from Southern Rhodesia with inset picture of Rhodes, carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet. Slight rough opening visible verso only, see scan.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/grey official souvenir envelope (20x9cm) from Southern Rhodesia with inset picture of Rhodes, carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet. Slight rough opening visible verso only, see scan.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to London, bs Kensington 16/2, carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, attractive cover with B&W image of Bulawayo street scene in lower lh corner.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
F/F Bulawayo to London, bs Kensington 16/2, carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, attractive cover with B&W image of Bulawayo street scene in lower lh corner.

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(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to Khartoum, b/s 10/2, carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, Robertson cover, Imperial Airways. Small mail, uncommon cover.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
F/F Bulawayo to Khartoum, b/s 10/2, carried on 1st regular Cape Town- London service, st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, Robertson cover, Imperial Airways. Small mail, uncommon cover.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/grey official souvenir envelope (20x9cm) from SR with inset picture of Rhodes, carried on 1st regular Cape Town to London service, straight line "First Official Air Mail" cachet. Image.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways F/F Salisbury to London, no arrival ds, red/blue/grey official souvenir envelope (20x9cm) from SR with inset picture of Rhodes, carried on 1st regular Cape Town to London service, straight line "First Official Air Mail" cachet. Image.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, uncommon and attractive souvenir cover franked 10d, Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled. Interesting.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, uncommon and attractive souvenir cover franked 10d, Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to Salisbury, bs 28/1, carried on 1st regular Cape Town to London service, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, plain cover franked 4d.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
F/F Bulawayo to Salisbury, bs 28/1, carried on 1st regular Cape Town to London service, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, plain cover franked 4d.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to Salisbury, bs 28/1, carried on 1st regular Cape Town to London service, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, attractive red/grey/blue souvenir cover with biplane and 'First Official Flight/Leaving Salisbury 29th January, 1932',  franked 4d.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 28
F/F Bulawayo to Salisbury, bs 28/1, carried on 1st regular Cape Town to London service, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, attractive red/grey/blue souvenir cover with biplane and 'First Official Flight/Leaving Salisbury 29th January, 1932', franked 4d.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Salisbury to Cape Town, bs 2/1, via Jo'burg 1/2, carried on 1st regular Croydon-Cape Town service, st. line purple Salisbury "First Official Air Mail" cachet, Imperial Airways

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 29
F/F Salisbury to Cape Town, bs 2/1, via Jo'burg 1/2, carried on 1st regular Croydon-Cape Town service, st. line purple Salisbury "First Official Air Mail" cachet, Imperial Airways

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(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 2/1, via Jo'burg 1/2, carried on 1st regular Croydon-Cape Town service, black Bulawayo st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, Imperial Airways. Some flap loss verso.

Southern Rhodesia, 1932, Jan 29
F/F Bulawayo to Cape Town, bs 2/1, via Jo'burg 1/2, carried on 1st regular Croydon-Cape Town service, black Bulawayo st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, Imperial Airways. Some flap loss verso.

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(Southern Rhodesia) RANA F/F Salisbury to Zomba, bs 10/3, black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" hs's, official souvenir  cover with trimotor plane and text franked 4d. Ironed horizontal crease and 5mm non invasive closed top edge tear.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Mar 8
RANA F/F Salisbury to Zomba, bs 10/3, black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" hs's, official souvenir cover with trimotor plane and text franked 4d. Ironed horizontal crease and 5mm non invasive closed top edge tear.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) RANA F/F Salisbury to Zomba, bs 10/3, black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" hs's, violet 'First Official Air Mail' hs, plain  cover with franked 4d.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Mar 8
RANA F/F Salisbury to Zomba, bs 10/3, black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" hs's, violet 'First Official Air Mail' hs, plain cover with franked 4d.

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(Southern Rhodesia) RANA F/F Salisbury to Blantyre, b/s, black two line 
"S Rhodesia Nyasaland" hs's, official souvenir  cover with trimotor silhouette franked 4d.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Mar 8
RANA F/F Salisbury to Blantyre, b/s, black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" hs's, official souvenir cover with trimotor silhouette franked 4d.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) RANA, F/F Salisbury to Limbe, Nyasaland, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, plain etiquette cover franked 4d, violet straight line "First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" cachets. Very fine.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Mar 9
RANA, F/F Salisbury to Limbe, Nyasaland, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, plain etiquette cover franked 4d, violet straight line "First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" cachets. Very fine.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) RANA, F/F Salisbury to Blantyre, bs 9/3, plain cover etiquette franked 4d, violet straight line "First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" cachets. Typed up on album page with map of route.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Mar 9
RANA, F/F Salisbury to Blantyre, bs 9/3, plain cover etiquette franked 4d, violet straight line "First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" cachets. Typed up on album page with map of route.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) RANA F/F Salisbury to Blantyre, bs 9/3, black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" hs's, violet 'First Official Air Mail', official souvenir  cover with trimotor silhouette franked 4d.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Mar 9
RANA F/F Salisbury to Blantyre, bs 9/3, black two line "S Rhodesia Nyasaland" hs's, violet 'First Official Air Mail', official souvenir cover with trimotor silhouette franked 4d.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) RANA F/F Salisbury to Blantyre, bs 9/3, plain cover franked 4d, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and purple 'First Official Air Mail' cachets.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Mar 9
RANA F/F Salisbury to Blantyre, bs 9/3, plain cover franked 4d, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and purple 'First Official Air Mail' cachets.

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(Southern Rhodesia) 
Royal Tour of Southern Rhodesia, flown to Bulawayo bs 28/3, Robertson cover franked Victoria Falls 2d and 3d, each cancelled with fine strike of souvenir 'crested crown' postmark dated 27 III 34.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Mar 27
Royal Tour of Southern Rhodesia, flown to Bulawayo bs 28/3, Robertson cover franked Victoria Falls 2d and 3d, each cancelled with fine strike of souvenir 'crested crown' postmark dated 27 III 34.

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(Southern Rhodesia) First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Portuguese East Africa, Bulawayo to Tananarive b/s 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Aug 1
First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Portuguese East Africa, Bulawayo to Tananarive b/s 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Portuguese East Africa, Bulawayo to Tananarive b/s 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover with Robertson hs on flap, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Aug 1
First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Portuguese East Africa, Bulawayo to Tananarive b/s 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover with Robertson hs on flap, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Madagascar, Bulawayo to Majunga, bs 9/8, via Tananarive 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover with Robertson hs on flap, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Aug 1
First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Madagascar, Bulawayo to Majunga, bs 9/8, via Tananarive 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover with Robertson hs on flap, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Salisbury 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 1/8d canc Salisbury cds.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Dec 2
Salisbury 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 1/8d canc Salisbury cds.

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(Southern Rhodesia) First acceptance of mail for Australia from Southern Rhodesia for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural extension of the London-Singapore service to Australia, Salisbury to Sydney, bs 21/12, via Cairo 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/8d, canc Salisbury cds, ms 'First Direct Air Mail S. Rhodesia to Australia'. Scarce acceptance, great routing.

Southern Rhodesia, 1934, Dec 5
First acceptance of mail for Australia from Southern Rhodesia for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural extension of the London-Singapore service to Australia, Salisbury to Sydney, bs 21/12, via Cairo 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/8d, canc Salisbury cds, ms 'First Direct Air Mail S. Rhodesia to Australia'. Scarce acceptance, great routing.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways, Salisbury to Scotland, no arrival ds, Imperial Airways imprint etiquette cover with winged logo in corner from the South African Canvas Company Ltd, franked KGV 6d, carried on the Cape Town-Croydon service.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Feb 27
Imperial Airways, Salisbury to Scotland, no arrival ds, Imperial Airways imprint etiquette cover with winged logo in corner from the South African Canvas Company Ltd, franked KGV 6d, carried on the Cape Town-Croydon service.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways first direct flight from Southern Rhodesia to Northern Rhodesia, Salisbury to Lusaka, bs 19/5, Godfrey airmail etiquette cover, franked 5d, canc Salisbury cds, typed "First Direct Air Mail between/Salisbury S.R./to Lusaka', uncommon red/black 'Imperial Airways' logo label on front. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, May 18
Imperial Airways first direct flight from Southern Rhodesia to Northern Rhodesia, Salisbury to Lusaka, bs 19/5, Godfrey airmail etiquette cover, franked 5d, canc Salisbury cds, typed "First Direct Air Mail between/Salisbury S.R./to Lusaka', uncommon red/black 'Imperial Airways' logo label on front. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways first direct flight from Southern Rhodesia to Northern Rhodesia, Bulawayo to Lusaka, bs 19/5, Godfrey airmail etiquette cover, franked 5d, canc Bulawayo cds, typed "First Mail Bag/Bulawayo/Lusaka'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, May 18
Imperial Airways first direct flight from Southern Rhodesia to Northern Rhodesia, Bulawayo to Lusaka, bs 19/5, Godfrey airmail etiquette cover, franked 5d, canc Bulawayo cds, typed "First Mail Bag/Bulawayo/Lusaka'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Salisbury to Beira, bs 4/8, registered (label) official cover inc picture of Leopard Moth front and larger version verso, Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, also original Registered Letter slip. Nice item.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Aug 1
F/F Salisbury to Beira, bs 4/8, registered (label) official cover inc picture of Leopard Moth front and larger version verso, Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, also original Registered Letter slip. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Northern Rhodesia to Southern Rhodesia, Lusaka to Umtali, bs 3/10, Northern Rhodesia acceptance for RANA F/F Salisbury to Umtali, attractive Imperial Airways attractive embossed wing' corner cover, franked N. Rhodesia Silver Jubilee set of 4, typed "Per Imperial Airways/Lusaka to Salisbury" and "per RANA Salisbury to Umtali (First Flight).

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Oct 2
Northern Rhodesia to Southern Rhodesia, Lusaka to Umtali, bs 3/10, Northern Rhodesia acceptance for RANA F/F Salisbury to Umtali, attractive Imperial Airways attractive embossed wing' corner cover, franked N. Rhodesia Silver Jubilee set of 4, typed "Per Imperial Airways/Lusaka to Salisbury" and "per RANA Salisbury to Umtali (First Flight).

Perceived Value

(Southern Rhodesia) Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, F/F internal flight, Salisbury to Umtali, bs 3/10, on Salisbury-Beira route, b/s 5/10, Wyndham cover franked 4d, canc Salisbury cds, etiquette, typed 'First Air Mail Flight/Salisbury to Umtali'.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Oct 3
Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, F/F internal flight, Salisbury to Umtali, bs 3/10, on Salisbury-Beira route, b/s 5/10, Wyndham cover franked 4d, canc Salisbury cds, etiquette, typed 'First Air Mail Flight/Salisbury to Umtali'.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, F/F internal flight, Salisbury to Umtali, bs 3/10, attractive gold imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 6d, canc Salisbury cds, violet five line 'First Air Mail/Between/Salisbury/and/Umtali' and single line 'Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways Ltd (RANA)' cachets.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Oct 3
Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, F/F internal flight, Salisbury to Umtali, bs 3/10, attractive gold imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 6d, canc Salisbury cds, violet five line 'First Air Mail/Between/Salisbury/and/Umtali' and single line 'Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways Ltd (RANA)' cachets.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, carried to England, Ibstock 18/10 arrval ds on the front on the first internal flight, Umtali to Salisbury on Salisbury-Beira route, b/s 5/10, Wyndham cover franked 6d, canc Umtali cds, etiquette, typed 'First Air Mail Flight/Umtali to England'. At Salisbury it would have connected with Flight No AN 280 on the 9th arriving at Croydon on the 17th. Only 15 flown from Umtali to Salisbury. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A superb item in fine condition.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Oct 5
Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, carried to England, Ibstock 18/10 arrval ds on the front on the first internal flight, Umtali to Salisbury on Salisbury-Beira route, b/s 5/10, Wyndham cover franked 6d, canc Umtali cds, etiquette, typed 'First Air Mail Flight/Umtali to England'. At Salisbury it would have connected with Flight No AN 280 on the 9th arriving at Croydon on the 17th. Only 15 flown from Umtali to Salisbury. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A superb item in fine condition.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Umtali to London, 19/19 Ibstock arrival cds on front, carried on the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways first internal flight from Umtali to Salisbury, b/s 5/10, Wyndham cover franked 6d, canc Umtali cds, airmail etiquette, typed 'First Air Mail Flight/Umtali-England'. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Only 15 flown.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Oct 5
Umtali to London, 19/19 Ibstock arrival cds on front, carried on the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways first internal flight from Umtali to Salisbury, b/s 5/10, Wyndham cover franked 6d, canc Umtali cds, airmail etiquette, typed 'First Air Mail Flight/Umtali-England'. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Only 15 flown.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Scarce Umtali to Lusaka, bs 9/10, carried on RANA F/F, Umtali to Salisbury, bs 5/10 on the Salisbury-Beira route, and on to Lusaka, bs 9/10, by Imperial Airways. Attractive blue/grey embossed winged 'Air Mail' corner cover franked 1935 Silver Jubilee set of 4. Only 10 flown on F/F from Umtali to Salisbury, therefore even scarcer to Lusaka.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Oct 5
Scarce Umtali to Lusaka, bs 9/10, carried on RANA F/F, Umtali to Salisbury, bs 5/10 on the Salisbury-Beira route, and on to Lusaka, bs 9/10, by Imperial Airways. Attractive blue/grey embossed winged 'Air Mail' corner cover franked 1935 Silver Jubilee set of 4. Only 10 flown on F/F from Umtali to Salisbury, therefore even scarcer to Lusaka.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, F/F internal flight, Umtali to Salisbury on Salisbury-Beira route, b/s 5/10, Wyndham cover franked 4d, canc Umtali cds, etiquette, typed 'First Air Mail Flight/Umtali to Salisbury'. Only 15 flown.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Oct 5
Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, F/F internal flight, Umtali to Salisbury on Salisbury-Beira route, b/s 5/10, Wyndham cover franked 4d, canc Umtali cds, etiquette, typed 'First Air Mail Flight/Umtali to Salisbury'. Only 15 flown.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Scarce RANA F/F internal flight, Umtali to Salisbury on Salisbury-Beira route, b/s 5/10, imprint airmail cover franked 4d.  Only 15 flown.

Southern Rhodesia, 1935, Oct 5
Scarce RANA F/F internal flight, Umtali to Salisbury on Salisbury-Beira route, b/s 5/10, imprint airmail cover franked 4d. Only 15 flown.

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(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to Livingstone leg of first regular Jo'burg-Lusaka service, b/s 9/6, IA printed cover with blue winged logo in top lh corner, flown by SAA over that portion of Imperial Airway's former route and thus the first external flight of South African Airways. Scarce, only 25 flown on Rhodesian stages of this route.

Southern Rhodesia, 1937, Jun 9
F/F Bulawayo to Livingstone leg of first regular Jo'burg-Lusaka service, b/s 9/6, IA printed cover with blue winged logo in top lh corner, flown by SAA over that portion of Imperial Airway's former route and thus the first external flight of South African Airways. Scarce, only 25 flown on Rhodesian stages of this route.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Inauguration of 1st stage of the Empire ir Mail Scheme, Bulawayo to Strand, Cape Province, bs 2/7 verso, cream/white souvenir cover printed "Southern Rhodesia/Inauguration Flight/Postal Rate to Great Britain/and African Colonies/2d per half-oz/30th June 1937",  Uncommon.

Southern Rhodesia, 1937, Jun 30
Inauguration of 1st stage of the Empire ir Mail Scheme, Bulawayo to Strand, Cape Province, bs 2/7 verso, cream/white souvenir cover printed "Southern Rhodesia/Inauguration Flight/Postal Rate to Great Britain/and African Colonies/2d per half-oz/30th June 1937", Uncommon.

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(Southern Rhodesia) EAMS, first acceptance of mail for England under the Empire Airmail Scheme, carried on the F/F RANA Salisbury to Beira for carriage on the new Empire Air Mail Scheme, Salisbury to London, bs oval Registered Blackheath 7 JY 37, attractive red/white/blue registered (label) souvenir cover with picture of biplane printed "First Day Cover/RANA/F/F to Beira carrying Airmail from Southern Rhodesia for London under EAMS", franked 6d, canc Salisbury cds. Attracrive item.

Southern Rhodesia, 1937, Jun 30
EAMS, first acceptance of mail for England under the Empire Airmail Scheme, carried on the F/F RANA Salisbury to Beira for carriage on the new Empire Air Mail Scheme, Salisbury to London, bs oval Registered Blackheath 7 JY 37, attractive red/white/blue registered (label) souvenir cover with picture of biplane printed "First Day Cover/RANA/F/F to Beira carrying Airmail from Southern Rhodesia for London under EAMS", franked 6d, canc Salisbury cds. Attracrive item.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Inauguration of 1st stage of the Empire ir Mail Scheme, Bulawayo to London,  immaculate IAW cream/blue souvenir cover with 'winged' logo franked 2d, large green printed  'Post In The Ordinary Letter Boxes/map of route' cachet. The Rhodesias and Nyasaland became EAMS participants at a 2d per 1/2 oz rate compared with everyone else at 1 1/2d.

Southern Rhodesia, 1937, Jun 30
Inauguration of 1st stage of the Empire ir Mail Scheme, Bulawayo to London, immaculate IAW cream/blue souvenir cover with 'winged' logo franked 2d, large green printed 'Post In The Ordinary Letter Boxes/map of route' cachet. The Rhodesias and Nyasaland became EAMS participants at a 2d per 1/2 oz rate compared with everyone else at 1 1/2d.

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(Southern Rhodesia) First direct flight Bulawayo to Beira by RANA to Beira, b/s 30/6, red three line cachet, violet "Por Avio" hs, printed etiquette cover franked 2d, Francis Field authentication hs verso. This flight connected with the Flying Boat service from Durban but only 25 covers were flown to Beira (ref. Stern).This fight is recorded in but a few of the standard works of reference.

Southern Rhodesia, 1937, Jun 30
First direct flight Bulawayo to Beira by RANA to Beira, b/s 30/6, red three line cachet, violet "Por Avio" hs, printed etiquette cover franked 2d, Francis Field authentication hs verso. This flight connected with the Flying Boat service from Durban but only 25 covers were flown to Beira (ref. Stern).This fight is recorded in but a few of the standard works of reference.

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(Southern Rhodesia) First acceptance for England for carriage on the new Empire Air Mail Scheme, Salisbury to London, souvenir 'Hold this Envelope up to the Light' cover showing picture of air liner Heracles, franked 2d, ms 'The First 2d air mail/to England from Africa'. The Rhodesias and Nyasaland became participating countries in the Empire Air Mail Scheme at the end of 1937 with a rate of 2d per 1/2 oz.The majority of the other participating countries fixed their rate at 1 1/2 per 1/2 oz.

Southern Rhodesia, 1937, Jun 30
First acceptance for England for carriage on the new Empire Air Mail Scheme, Salisbury to London, souvenir 'Hold this Envelope up to the Light' cover showing picture of air liner Heracles, franked 2d, ms 'The First 2d air mail/to England from Africa'. The Rhodesias and Nyasaland became participating countries in the Empire Air Mail Scheme at the end of 1937 with a rate of 2d per 1/2 oz.The majority of the other participating countries fixed their rate at 1 1/2 per 1/2 oz.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Inauguration of 1st stage of the Empire ir Mail Scheme, Bulawayo to London, bs 7/7, IAW cream/blue souvenir cover with 'winged' logo franked 2d, printed "Southern Rhodesia/Inauguration of 2d per half-oz/Air Mail Postal Rate/30th June 1937". The Rhodesias and Nyasaland became EAMS participants at a 2d per 1/2 oz rate compared with everyone else at 1 1/2d.

Southern Rhodesia, 1937, Jun 30
Inauguration of 1st stage of the Empire ir Mail Scheme, Bulawayo to London, bs 7/7, IAW cream/blue souvenir cover with 'winged' logo franked 2d, printed "Southern Rhodesia/Inauguration of 2d per half-oz/Air Mail Postal Rate/30th June 1937". The Rhodesias and Nyasaland became EAMS participants at a 2d per 1/2 oz rate compared with everyone else at 1 1/2d.

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(Southern Rhodesia) First Inter-Town Air Service, Gwelo to Bulawayo, bs 2/2, souvenir cover printed "First Inter-Town Air Service", Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, franked 1 1/2d posted first day of African Postal Union participation in EAMS and of Southbound Inter Town  Service to Bulawayo, tied " Gwaelo Union Jack"  vignette,

Southern Rhodesia, 1938, Feb 1
First Inter-Town Air Service, Gwelo to Bulawayo, bs 2/2, souvenir cover printed "First Inter-Town Air Service", Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, franked 1 1/2d posted first day of African Postal Union participation in EAMS and of Southbound Inter Town Service to Bulawayo, tied " Gwaelo Union Jack" vignette,

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(Southern Rhodesia) Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, F/F Salisbury to Gwaelo, bs 2/2, green/cream souvenir cover printed "First Intertown Air Service/1st February 1938/Gwelo-Johannesburg-Gwelo", franked 1d, flown as far as Que Que as Gwelo airport was waterlogged.

Southern Rhodesia, 1938, Feb 1
Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways, F/F Salisbury to Gwaelo, bs 2/2, green/cream souvenir cover printed "First Intertown Air Service/1st February 1938/Gwelo-Johannesburg-Gwelo", franked 1d, flown as far as Que Que as Gwelo airport was waterlogged.

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(Southern Rhodesia) First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to New Guinea, bs Rabaul, NG, 11/8, via Townsville (Australia) 9/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, then to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, then to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, and finally to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines  (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.

Southern Rhodesia, 1938, Jul 28
First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to New Guinea, bs Rabaul, NG, 11/8, via Townsville (Australia) 9/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, then to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, then to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, and finally to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.

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(Southern Rhodesia) First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to Papua, bs Port Moresby, Papua, 10/8, via Townsville (Australia) 9/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, then to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, then to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, and finally to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines  (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.

Southern Rhodesia, 1938, Jul 28
First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to Papua, bs Port Moresby, Papua, 10/8, via Townsville (Australia) 9/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, then to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, then to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, and finally to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.

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(Southern Rhodesia) First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to Nauru, bs 25/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service,  to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines and, finally, by sea to Nauru  (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.

Southern Rhodesia, 1938, Jul 28
First acceptance of mail via Stage 3 of the Empire Airmail Scheme, Salisbury to Nauru, bs 25/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Salisbury cds. Flown by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways to Beira, to Alexandria on the Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton flying boat service, to Townsville on the IAW England-Australia service, to Rabaul by WR Carpenter Airlines and, finally, by sea to Nauru (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 ,Wingent P, and Airmails of New Zealand, Vol 2, Walker DA). A superb example of the pleasure and fascination of aerophilately.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Suspension of Empire Air Mail Scheme, Bulawayo to Rotherham, England, bs 2/10, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, posted on the day the GB declared war on Germany, so the service was suspended and this cover was transferred to the surface route, hence the 28 day transit.Interesting WWII item. Image

Southern Rhodesia, 1939, Sep 4
Suspension of Empire Air Mail Scheme, Bulawayo to Rotherham, England, bs 2/10, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, posted on the day the GB declared war on Germany, so the service was suspended and this cover was transferred to the surface route, hence the 28 day transit.Interesting WWII item. Image

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(Southern Rhodesia) Airmail etiquette cover flown Southern Rhodesia to Czechoslovakia, franked KGV 1/-, cacnc Salisbury cds, bs Prague 29/9 arrival cds. Uncommon destination.

Southern Rhodesia, 1949, Sep 21
Airmail etiquette cover flown Southern Rhodesia to Czechoslovakia, franked KGV 1/-, cacnc Salisbury cds, bs Prague 29/9 arrival cds. Uncommon destination.

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(Southern Rhodesia) Central African Airways, first "Coastal Viking" direct Salisbury-Durban service, b/s, official souvenir cover. offering a fast, direct service to the South African coast. Attractive 'Zambezi' service vignette verso.

Southern Rhodesia, 1954, Apr 3
Central African Airways, first "Coastal Viking" direct Salisbury-Durban service, b/s, official souvenir cover. offering a fast, direct service to the South African coast. Attractive 'Zambezi' service vignette verso.

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(Southern Rhodesia (Mashonaland)) Fist flight Kariba to Salisbury, bs 4/9, 1d Southern Rhodesia PSE with additional 1 1/2d Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamps canc Kariba 1 Sep 19566 ds, ms 'By First Air Mail/Kariba-Salisbury/3-9-56". The  inaugural flight marked the opening of the Kariba Post Office to serve the needs of workers on the dam project. The service was operated by Hunting Clan (Africa) Airways and, to date, only 12 covers ex Kariba on this date, have been traced, An exhibition gem in fine condition.

Southern Rhodesia (Mashonaland), 1956, Sep 3
Fist flight Kariba to Salisbury, bs 4/9, 1d Southern Rhodesia PSE with additional 1 1/2d Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamps canc Kariba 1 Sep 19566 ds, ms 'By First Air Mail/Kariba-Salisbury/3-9-56". The inaugural flight marked the opening of the Kariba Post Office to serve the needs of workers on the dam project. The service was operated by Hunting Clan (Africa) Airways and, to date, only 12 covers ex Kariba on this date, have been traced, An exhibition gem in fine condition.

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(Southern Rhodesia) F/F British United Airways VC10, Salisbury to London, attractive souvenir cover. Uncommon.

Southern Rhodesia, 1964, Nov 6
F/F British United Airways VC10, Salisbury to London, attractive souvenir cover. Uncommon.

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