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(Sudan) RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equiped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried.  Francis Field authentication hs verso. A 200 word account by Bill Coley, Air Mail News, N0 158, p129 accompanies this historical item.

Sudan, 1926, Jan 9
RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equiped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A 200 word account by Bill Coley, Air Mail News, N0 158, p129 accompanies this historical item.

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(Sudan) Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equiped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight.  Francis Field authentication hs verso. A 200 word account by Bill Coley, Air Mail News, N0 158, p129 accompanies this historical item.

Sudan, 1926, Jan 15
Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equiped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A 200 word account by Bill Coley, Air Mail News, N0 158, p129 accompanies this historical item.

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(Sudan) Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight.  Francis Field authentication hs verso. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in  Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

Sudan, 1926, Jan 15
Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight. Francis Field authentication hs verso. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

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(Sudan) Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight.  A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in  Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

Sudan, 1926, Jan 15
Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

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(French Sudan) Kayes to Chateroux, bs 29/11, registered (label) airmail cover, 21x14cm, franked 6F75c, carried by rail from Kayes to Dakar, then by Aeropostale to Toulouse.

French Sudan, 1927, Nov 16
Kayes to Chateroux, bs 29/11, registered (label) airmail cover, 21x14cm, franked 6F75c, carried by rail from Kayes to Dakar, then by Aeropostale to Toulouse.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways, Khartoum to Kampala bs 11/3, via Kisumu 10/3, registered (label) G.T.Callaghan, 6th Bn. East Africa Rifles printed souvenir cover, franked 2P 25ml,  violet "Khartoum to Mwanza" cachet. Nice item, unusual.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 2
Imperial Airways, Khartoum to Kampala bs 11/3, via Kisumu 10/3, registered (label) G.T.Callaghan, 6th Bn. East Africa Rifles printed souvenir cover, franked 2P 25ml, violet "Khartoum to Mwanza" cachet. Nice item, unusual.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways, Wadi Halfa to Khartoum, bs 7/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 2P 7ml. Uncommon leg.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 5
Imperial Airways, Wadi Halfa to Khartoum, bs 7/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 2P 7ml. Uncommon leg.

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Sudan, 1931, Mar 5
Imperial Airways, Wadi Halfa to Mwanza bs 10/3, flown on the inaugural England-East Africa service, blue/white souvenir 'map' cover franked 2P 10ml.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways England-East Africa service, F/F Wadi Halfa to Mwanza (Tanganyika), b3 10/3, souvenir blue/white 'map' cover franked 2P10m, black "First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza" biplane flight cachet. Typed up on album page with map of route.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 5
Imperial Airways England-East Africa service, F/F Wadi Halfa to Mwanza (Tanganyika), b3 10/3, souvenir blue/white 'map' cover franked 2P10m, black "First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza" biplane flight cachet. Typed up on album page with map of route.

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(Sudan) Malakal to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on F/F London to Mwanza, blue/cream 'map' cover franked 2P+10ml, violet "First Flight Malakal to Mwanza" cachet, Imperial Airways.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 7
Malakal to Mwanza, bs 10/3, flown on F/F London to Mwanza, blue/cream 'map' cover franked 2P+10ml, violet "First Flight Malakal to Mwanza" cachet, Imperial Airways.

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(Sudan) Malakal to London, bs Anglesey 20/3, flown on F/F Mwanza to London, blue/cream 'map' cover franked 2P+10ml, black "First Flight Malakal to London" cachet, Imperial Airways. Scarcer leg.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 8
Malakal to London, bs Anglesey 20/3, flown on F/F Mwanza to London, blue/cream 'map' cover franked 2P+10ml, black "First Flight Malakal to London" cachet, Imperial Airways. Scarcer leg.

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Sudan, 1931, Mar 10
F/F Khartoum to London b/s Tynygongl, Anglesey, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, correct violet "First Flight Khartoum to London" "biplane" cachet but incorrect "First Flight Shambe to London" typed endorsement, blue"map" souvenir cover franked 2P10c, Imperial Airways. By rail Cairo-Alexandria (Pullman Express) and Athens-Paris (Simplon Orient Express). Date posetd illegible.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways, scarce F/F Khartoum to Luxor, bs 14/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, plain airmail etiquette civer franked 2P, black Juba-London biplane cachet. By far the scarcest leg of the 1931 London-Mwanza-London service.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 10
Imperial Airways, scarce F/F Khartoum to Luxor, bs 14/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, plain airmail etiquette civer franked 2P, black Juba-London biplane cachet. By far the scarcest leg of the 1931 London-Mwanza-London service.

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(Sudan) F/F Juba to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London arrival cachet verso, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black "First Flight Khartoum to London" "biplane" cachet,  blue"map" souvenir cover, Imperial Airways. By rail Cairo-Alexandria (Pullman Express) and Athens-Paris (Simplon Orient Express).

Sudan, 1931, Mar 10
F/F Juba to London, Imperial Airways/Airways House/London arrival cachet verso, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black "First Flight Khartoum to London" "biplane" cachet, blue"map" souvenir cover, Imperial Airways. By rail Cairo-Alexandria (Pullman Express) and Athens-Paris (Simplon Orient Express).

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(Sudan) F/F Kosti to London, b/s Anglesey 20/3,  flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, violet "Kosti to London" "biplane" cachet, blue"map" souvenir cover, Imperial Airways. By rail Cairo-Alexandria (Pullman Express) and Athens-Paris (Simplon Orient Express).

Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
F/F Kosti to London, b/s Anglesey 20/3, flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, violet "Kosti to London" "biplane" cachet, blue"map" souvenir cover, Imperial Airways. By rail Cairo-Alexandria (Pullman Express) and Athens-Paris (Simplon Orient Express).

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(Sudan) Cover flown  F/F WadI Halfa to Mwanza, bs Kisumu 10/3, Roessler airmail cover franked 2p 10ml, black 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
Cover flown F/F WadI Halfa to Mwanza, bs Kisumu 10/3, Roessler airmail cover franked 2p 10ml, black 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(Sudan) F/F Khartoum to London, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, violet Khartoum -London biplane cachet, official blue map cover franked 2P 10ml., Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
F/F Khartoum to London, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, violet Khartoum -London biplane cachet, official blue map cover franked 2P 10ml., Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease.

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(Sudan) Cover flown  WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml,  'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,

Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
Cover flown WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml, 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,

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(Sudan) F/F Juba to Athens, bs 13/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black "Juba to London" cachet and violet Athens "plane" reception cachet on front, blue map cover, Imperial Airways.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
F/F Juba to Athens, bs 13/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black "Juba to London" cachet and violet Athens "plane" reception cachet on front, blue map cover, Imperial Airways.

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Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
F/F Wadi Halfa to Khartoum, b/s 13/3, flown on first Engand-East Africa service, black "Halfa to Mwanza" cachet, Imperial Airways, blue/white "Map" envelope. Flap missing, ironed vertical crease.

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Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
Imperial Airways F/F Juba to Khartoum, bs 13/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, blue map cover franked 2P, black Juba-London biplane cachet, violet circular 'Imperial Airways/Airways House/London' hs verso.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways England-East Africa service, F/F Khartoum to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover, franked 2P10m, black/pale blue/yellow 'Give Your Letter Wings/Use Air Mail' vignette. Typed up on album page with map of route.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
Imperial Airways England-East Africa service, F/F Khartoum to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover, franked 2P10m, black/pale blue/yellow 'Give Your Letter Wings/Use Air Mail' vignette. Typed up on album page with map of route.

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(Sudan) Wadi Halfa to Butiaba, via Kisumu 15/3 and Kampala 18/3, flown on F/F London to Mwanza, blue/cream 'map' cover franked 2P+15ml, Imperial Airways. Scarcer leg. Merchandise from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan was transported by boat across Lake Albert to Butiaba Harbour for onward carriage by rail to Mombassa, on the indian Ocean, for export.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
Wadi Halfa to Butiaba, via Kisumu 15/3 and Kampala 18/3, flown on F/F London to Mwanza, blue/cream 'map' cover franked 2P+15ml, Imperial Airways. Scarcer leg. Merchandise from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan was transported by boat across Lake Albert to Butiaba Harbour for onward carriage by rail to Mombassa, on the indian Ocean, for export.

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(Sudan) Khartoum to London, bs Anglesey 20/3, flown on F/F Mwanza to London, blue/cream 'map' cver franked 2P+10ml, violet "First Flight Khartoum to London" cachet, Imperial Airways

Sudan, 1931, Mar 12
Khartoum to London, bs Anglesey 20/3, flown on F/F Mwanza to London, blue/cream 'map' cver franked 2P+10ml, violet "First Flight Khartoum to London" cachet, Imperial Airways

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(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to New York, bs 30/3, black "First Flight/Halfa to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 10m & 2P 1931 air opts (Cat £18.50) and 5m ordinary. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to New York, bs 30/3, black "First Flight/Halfa to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 10m & 2P 1931 air opts (Cat £18.50) and 5m ordinary. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

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(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Wadi Halfa to East Orange, New Jersey, no arrival ds, flown Wadi Halfa to London, violet "First Flight/Halfa to London" biplane F/F cachet, no arrival ds but red double bar Jusqu'a (Mcqueen p228) cancelling airmail etiquette, applied in London to signify end of carriage by air, scarce Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 10m & 2P 1931 air opts (Cat £18.50) and 5m ordinary. Uncommon final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Wadi Halfa to East Orange, New Jersey, no arrival ds, flown Wadi Halfa to London, violet "First Flight/Halfa to London" biplane F/F cachet, no arrival ds but red double bar Jusqu'a (Mcqueen p228) cancelling airmail etiquette, applied in London to signify end of carriage by air, scarce Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 10m & 2P 1931 air opts (Cat £18.50) and 5m ordinary. Uncommon final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

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Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Khartoum to Chicago, USA, no arrival ds, flown Khartoum to London, violet circular Imperial Airways/London arrival mark, black "First Flight/Khartoum to London" biplane F/F cachet. Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 10m & 2P 1931 air opts (Cat £18.50) and 5m ordinary.

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Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
F/F Wadi Halfa to London, bs 20/3, via Alexandriacarried on the Imperial Airways first London-East Africa service, blue/cream souvenir 'map' cover franked plain cover franked 2P 'Air Mail' opt and 10ml 'Air Mail' opt canc Sudan Air Mail/Wadi Halfa cds, black Halfa to-London 'biplane' cachet, black/green blue etiquette. 154 flown.

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(Sudan) First acceptance of mail for the US from Sudan, New Jersey, no arrival ds, carried from Mwanza-London on return of the inaugural London to East Africa service, black/green blue etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, attractive yellow/olive Roessler ROE-FF% F/F " Giraffe" cover, franked 2P 'Air Mail' opt,10ml 'Air Mail' opt, 5ml, canc Sudan Air Mail/Wadi Halfa cds, violet Halfa to-London 'biplane' cachet, Imperial Airways.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
First acceptance of mail for the US from Sudan, New Jersey, no arrival ds, carried from Mwanza-London on return of the inaugural London to East Africa service, black/green blue etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, attractive yellow/olive Roessler ROE-FF% F/F " Giraffe" cover, franked 2P 'Air Mail' opt,10ml 'Air Mail' opt, 5ml, canc Sudan Air Mail/Wadi Halfa cds, violet Halfa to-London 'biplane' cachet, Imperial Airways.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways England-East Africa service, F/F Assuan to Alexandria, bs Cairo 14/3, souvenir blue/white 'map' cover franked 2P,  violet "First Flight/Halfa to London" biplane flight cachet.. Typed up on album page with map of route and picture (not photo) of 'City of Wellington'.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
Imperial Airways England-East Africa service, F/F Assuan to Alexandria, bs Cairo 14/3, souvenir blue/white 'map' cover franked 2P, violet "First Flight/Halfa to London" biplane flight cachet.. Typed up on album page with map of route and picture (not photo) of 'City of Wellington'.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways England-East Africa service, F/F Wadi Halfa to London, no arrival ds, plain 'Smye' cover, frankd 2P10, violet "First Flight/Halfa to London" biplane flight cachet, back/white/greem blue etiquette. Typed up on album page with map of route and picture (not photo) of African airmail being unloaded on arrival at London Airport'.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
Imperial Airways England-East Africa service, F/F Wadi Halfa to London, no arrival ds, plain 'Smye' cover, frankd 2P10, violet "First Flight/Halfa to London" biplane flight cachet, back/white/greem blue etiquette. Typed up on album page with map of route and picture (not photo) of African airmail being unloaded on arrival at London Airport'.

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(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways F/F Wadi Halfa to London, bs Anglesy 20/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black Halfa -London "biplane" cachet, blue/white 'map' cover franked 2P 10ml.  By rail Cairo-Alexandria (Pullman Express) and Athens-Paris (Simplon Orient Express).

Sudan, 1931, Mar 13
Imperial Airways F/F Wadi Halfa to London, bs Anglesy 20/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black Halfa -London "biplane" cachet, blue/white 'map' cover franked 2P 10ml. By rail Cairo-Alexandria (Pullman Express) and Athens-Paris (Simplon Orient Express).

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Sudan, 1931, Sep 29
Khartoum to London, oval reg bs, reg (label) commercial air cover franked 5P,4 1/2P & 5ml, canc Khartoum cds, ms 'Via Alexandria and Athens'.

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(Sudan) F/F Atbara to Cape Town, bs 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932' Plain cover franked 2P, 10ml and 5mlml opts, canc superb strikes Sudan Air Mail/Atabara cds x3, superb strike violet Atabara to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Small mail.

Sudan, 1931, Dec 12
F/F Atbara to Cape Town, bs 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932' Plain cover franked 2P, 10ml and 5mlml opts, canc superb strikes Sudan Air Mail/Atabara cds x3, superb strike violet Atabara to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Small mail.

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(Sudan) Wadi Halfa to Cape Town, b/s 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, flown on the Christmas flight to  Cape Town, black Halfa-Cape Town, cachet, Springbok cover, black/green-blue etiquette, Imperial Airways.

Sudan, 1931, Dec 13
Wadi Halfa to Cape Town, b/s 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, flown on the Christmas flight to Cape Town, black Halfa-Cape Town, cachet, Springbok cover, black/green-blue etiquette, Imperial Airways.

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(Sudan) F/F Khartoum to Salisbury, S. Rhdesia, bs 20/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932, plain cover franked 3 1/2P, canc Sudan Air Mail/Khartoum cds x3, black Khartoum to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Small mail.

Sudan, 1931, Dec 15
F/F Khartoum to Salisbury, S. Rhdesia, bs 20/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932, plain cover franked 3 1/2P, canc Sudan Air Mail/Khartoum cds x3, black Khartoum to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Small mail.

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(Sudan) Juba to Capetown, b/s Windhoek 21/12 and Jo'burg 21/12, violet Juba to Cape Town,  F/F cachet, flown on the Christmas flight to Cape Town, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. 192 flown from Juba to all destinations.

Sudan, 1931, Dec 16
Juba to Capetown, b/s Windhoek 21/12 and Jo'burg 21/12, violet Juba to Cape Town, F/F cachet, flown on the Christmas flight to Cape Town, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. 192 flown from Juba to all destinations.

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways 1st regular service Khartoum to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, uncommon red/cream souvenir cover franked 3 1/.2P + 10ml, canc Khartoum cds. This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A.

Sudan, 1932, Jan 25
Imperial Airways 1st regular service Khartoum to Cape Town, bs 2/2, via Johannesburg 1/2, uncommon red/cream souvenir cover franked 3 1/.2P + 10ml, canc Khartoum cds. This flight was interrupted twice, first when it had to make a forced landing at Shiwa, having had to overshoot Mpika in bad weather, and again at Broken Hill when the plane was taken out of service to search for the first northbound flight from Cape Town which had crashed at Salisbury, ref Ni 320129A.

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(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan for India, Malakal to Calcutta, bs 10/7, via Cairo 28/6 and Karachi, carried on Imperial Airways F/F Karachi to Calcutta extension, black boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jul 33" arrival cachet on front, plain registered (label) souvenir cover, franked 10 1/2mls, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Scarce.

Sudan, 1933, Jun 25
First acceptance of mail from Sudan for India, Malakal to Calcutta, bs 10/7, via Cairo 28/6 and Karachi, carried on Imperial Airways F/F Karachi to Calcutta extension, black boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jul 33" arrival cachet on front, plain registered (label) souvenir cover, franked 10 1/2mls, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Scarce.

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Sudan, 1933, Jun 29
First acceptance of mail from Sudan, Khartoum to Allahabad, bs 8/7, via Cairo 2/7 and Karachi, carried on Imperial Airways F/F Karachi to Calcutta extension, black boxed rectangular "Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul 33" arrival cachet verso, official three colour souvenir cover, franked 14 1/2mls, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Scarce.

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(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan, Wadi Halfa to Singapore, no arrival ds, Cairo 12 Dec 33 transit cds verso, souvenir London/Singapore/Rangoon red/blue speedbird cover franked 10ml. Flown by Imperial AW service AN144 to Cairo to connect with the F/F of the IAW/ITCA extension to Singapore flight IE246, see Wingnt p112. Scarce item.

Sudan, 1933, Dec 11
First acceptance of mail from Sudan, Wadi Halfa to Singapore, no arrival ds, Cairo 12 Dec 33 transit cds verso, souvenir London/Singapore/Rangoon red/blue speedbird cover franked 10ml. Flown by Imperial AW service AN144 to Cairo to connect with the F/F of the IAW/ITCA extension to Singapore flight IE246, see Wingnt p112. Scarce item.

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(French Sudan) Lille to Bamako, French Sudan, bs7/6, via Dakar Avion 4/6, Aeropostale cover correctly rated 50c overseas postage and 3F airmail surcharge. Nice routing.

French Sudan, 1934, Jun 1
Lille to Bamako, French Sudan, bs7/6, via Dakar Avion 4/6, Aeropostale cover correctly rated 50c overseas postage and 3F airmail surcharge. Nice routing.

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(Sudan) Juba 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, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 10P canc Juba cds. Scarce.

Sudan, 1934, Dec 6
Juba 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, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 10P canc Juba cds. Scarce.

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(Sudan) Khartoum 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, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 10P canc Khartoum cds. Scarce.

Sudan, 1934, Dec 6
Khartoum 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, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 10P canc Khartoum cds. Scarce.

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(Sudan) Malakal to Australia, bs Melbourne 22/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked  10P canc Malakal cds. Scarce.

Sudan, 1934, Dec 7
Malakal to Australia, bs Melbourne 22/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 10P canc Malakal cds. Scarce.

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Sudan, 1934, Dec 8
Imperial Airways, F/F Khartoum to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on the first regular England-Australia service, ,official blue/red kangaroo on map cover franked 10ml.

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(Sudan) Wadi Halfa to Australia, bs Adelaide 23/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, 10/12 transt cds, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked  10P canc Malakal cds. Scarce.

Sudan, 1934, Dec 9
Wadi Halfa to Australia, bs Adelaide 23/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, 10/12 transt cds, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 10P canc Malakal cds. Scarce.

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Sudan, 1936, Feb 14
Imperial Airways Sudan-Nigeria, , F/F Khartoum to Kano, bs 16/2, via Khartoum 14/2, registered (label) Osman Asrak printed cover, franked 8 1/2 mls, black/pale blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair,

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(Sudan) Imperial Airways, first northbound feeder service to carry mail, El Fasher to London, and on to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2 mls.

Sudan, 1936, Feb 16
Imperial Airways, first northbound feeder service to carry mail, El Fasher to London, and on to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2 mls.

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Sudan, 1936, Feb 17
Imperial Airways, first northbound feeder service to carry mail, Geneina to London, and on to Kirkwall 26/2, via Khartoum 18/2, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 10 mls.

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(French Sudan) Rare, Paris to Bamako, French Sudan, bs 22/2, carried on F/F  from Gao to Bamako in Caudron 'Goeland' by pilot Borre, via Timbuctu, Mopti and Segou, airmail etiquette cover franked 65c overseas postage and 2F air surcharge, official red oval flight cachet.

French Sudan, 1938, Feb 18
Rare, Paris to Bamako, French Sudan, bs 22/2, carried on F/F from Gao to Bamako in Caudron 'Goeland' by pilot Borre, via Timbuctu, Mopti and Segou, airmail etiquette cover franked 65c overseas postage and 2F air surcharge, official red oval flight cachet.

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(Sudan) WWII airmail cover to England, bs 30/11/41, commercial imprint etiquette air cover franked 4P 5m, sealed green/Pale green 'Sudan/10/Censorship' censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed/Censor/39/Sudan' censor mark. Some rear flap damage, otherwise good.

Sudan, 1941, Sep 28
WWII airmail cover to England, bs 30/11/41, commercial imprint etiquette air cover franked 4P 5m, sealed green/Pale green 'Sudan/10/Censorship' censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed/Censor/39/Sudan' censor mark. Some rear flap damage, otherwise good.

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