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Lot Number: 1
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Est. price: £45.00
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Description: Africa, a selection of eight first flight covers, 1930-47, comprising 1930 6/7 Alger to Clermont Ferand 6/7; 1932 22/1 Cape Town to Cornwall GB 17/2; 1937 20/11 Soudan Francais Kayes to Dakar 23/11; 1939 25/10 Belgian Congo Leopoldville to Kikwit 25/10; 1939 17/4 Alger to Paris 16/4; 1940 20/2 Guinea Francaise to Dabola 20/2 Mu #12d 74 flown; 1946 St Louis Senegal to Paris 9/3 Par Hydravion/Lionel de Marmier'; 1947 21/8 Pointe a Pitre Guadeloupe to Fort de France Martinique 22/8. An interesting fine to very fine lot, all with arrival date stamps and official cachets. Image.
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Lot Number: 2
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Est. price: £75.00
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Description: All World mixture of 21 airmail covers (1925-52) including 12 first and special flights. Enjoy searching the dates of departure and arrival, origins and destinations, frankings, cachets, directional hand stamps, etc of this all world mixture of first flights and airmail covers flown from all quarters of the globe from 1925-52 and experience the pleasure, interest. and knowledge that airmail collecting can provide. You can inspect a front and back life size image of every cover in the collection. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.
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Lot Number: 3
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Est. price: £20.00
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Description: Apollo crash and other ephemera, four items comprising Latest dates of Dispatch for 1934 Christmas mails to to 100+ countries abroad, Postal Rates for parcel airmails to Europe, Oct 1934, large newspaper cutting re the Imperial Airways 1933 'Apollo' crash inc list and four pictures of victims, and 1934 Key to London Posting Hours. Images.
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Lot Number: 4
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Est. price: £125.00
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Description: Australia 1929-55, a fine selection of 16 first flights including 1946 first post war civilian service Sydney-Singapore 8/4 purple o/p 7d air letter signed Furze & Moxham; 1929 2/6 Adelaide-Perth; 1930 30/5 Melbourne-Sydney; 1934 Australia-PNG 26/7; 1934 registered dual frank Australia-PNG-Australia 2/8; 1934 6/12 Brisbane-London souvenir cover; 1937 30/8 ANA Brisbane-Adelaide; 1938 31/5 Youami-Perth 2/6 and return; 1940 1/5 Australia-NZ inaugural Flying Boat Service special cover.On our web site you can inspect a front and back life size image of every cover in the collection. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.
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Lot Number: 5
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Est. price: £35.00
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Description: British European Airways fifth issue, four official covers bearing the 9d Airway Letter Stamp flown on the first day of issue 1st September 1954, London to Belfast, Belfast to London, Glasgow to London, and London to Glasgow.Image.
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Lot Number: 6
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Est. price: £40.00
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Description: British European Airways vintage buses (14) including 1951 AEC Regal, 1952 Leyland, 1961 AEC Regent double decker, 1969 Bedford, original B&W photographs, c 10x15cm. Image.
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Lot Number: 7
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Est. price: £45.00
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Description: British European Airways, fourth issue, six official covers bearing the 8d Airway Letter Stamp, flown on the first day of issue, 25th of November 1953, London to Glasgow, Glasgow to London, Belfast to Birmingham, Birmingham to Belfast, Belfast to London, and London to Belfast. Image.
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Lot Number: 8
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Est. price: £20.00
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Description: European airports, collection of 15 PPC's, mostly unused, mainly German, slight duplication, see Image.
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Lot Number: 9
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Est. price: £75.00
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Description: French Africa, 1926-47 miscellany of 17 attractive flown covers from Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, French Soudan, Dahomey, Cameroon, and French Somalia with lovely frankings, an impossible-to-miss red-bordered envelope (closed top edge tear), a scarce 1926 registered Latecoere company cover, and an obsolete 1935 Air Orient cover sent from Henri Truc to Franc Muller. Flight destinations to the US, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, Holland, Germany and Chad, instructional, directional, and Marseille's jusqua's hand stamps, and censored covers from Cameroon and Dahomey. A few covers have minor flap damage and faint folds so on line inspection is recommended. Life size front and back images of every cover in the collection will be found on the web site. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.
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Lot Number: 10
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Est. price: £20.00
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Description: GB Airlines ephemera, five items including London-Nairobi luggage label, Gibraltar Airways baggage label, B&W BIF souvenir PC, BA colour PPC, Imperial AW/Qantas England-Australia unused souvenir cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 11
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Est. price: £40.00
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Description: Great Britain airline ephemera, 4 items, 1933 Great Western Railway, pair of 3d stamps, unused no gum; Portsmouth, Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd second issue essays 1934 sheet of four, mint lightly mounted on selvedge; International Airlines limited (Western Air Express) blue/white Portsmouth to Southampton baggage label unmounted mint c1933; BEA double decker airport bus c1960 B&W photo. Images.
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Lot Number: 12
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Est. price: £125.00
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Description: Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, London-Cape Town experimental Christmas flight, Kisumu-Cape Town, Khartoum-London, Mwanza-London, and Athens-Khartoum (some flap damage); 1932 London-Sharjah souvenir cover, London-Limassol, Cyprus IAW Airways 'Egypt/Iraq/India vignette, Cape Town-Johannesburg, and London-Madras via Karachi; 1933 London-Coonoor, India; 1936 Lagos-London, Kano-Oshogbo, and London-Malmo; 1938 EAMS Cape Town-London; 1939 England-Canada registered cover franked 1/6d including KEVII 1936 set of 4, London-New York, and New York-London. All good/fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.
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Lot Number: 13
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Est. price: £35.00
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Description: Pan American Airways Transpacific flights, 12 F/F covers including 1935 22/11 San Francisco-Manila, 22/11 SF-Honolulu, 3/12 Guam -SF, 2/12 Manila-SF, 1937 27/4 Guam-Hong Kong, 1940 12/7 LA-Canton Is, 22/7 Canton Is-SF, 12/7 SF-Auckland, and 14/7 Hawaii to Auckland, to New Caledonia, to Canton Is and 1947 23/2 to Sydney. All fine with official F/F cachets, and back stamps. Inspect at leisure, life size front and back images of all items on web site.
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Lot Number: 14
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Est. price: £60.00
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Description: Royal Flying Corps (RFC), a scarce display of five postcards, 1914-17, each depicting RFC wings. Three were postally used, one is unused embroidered silk and the other was embroidered by hand. They were often purchased as souvenirs or sent under cover to the addressee. The RFC predated the RAF which was formed in 1918. Image.
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Lot Number: 15
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Est. price: £60.00
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Description: Scotland six first flight covers, 1934-47, comprising 1934 28/5 Inverness to Orkney official red/green Highland AW vignette; 1934 Nov 1 New Contract Liverpool to Glasgow; 1934 1/12 Highland Airways Inverness to Wick 1/12 red/blue/ivory company envelope special red/blue vignette; 1934 1/12 Wick to Inverness 1/12 arrival hs; 1940 30/4 Last flight from Inverness to Kirkwall at the old 1 1/2d rate Francis Field authentication hs verso; 1947 29/9 All Up Service Belfast to Glasgow BEA ‘All-up Service’ cover. A splendid selection in fine to very fine condition, see scans on web site.
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Lot Number: 16
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Est. price: £50.00
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Description: War Weapons Week 1941, after the British retreat from Europe, via Dunkirk, the British Army was severely under strength. With her Army’s equipment and arms left in Europe and also fighting the Germans and Italians in Africa there was a dire need to re-equip to resist the German’s imminent invasion. A collection of 10 items including eight British leaflets dropped over the British Isles during WWII to help with the war effort encouraging investment in National Savings Certificates, Savings Stamps and Defence Bonds, and stressing the importance of saving wastepaper; a parody of a German leaflet originating in Luton denouncing the importance of saving for the war effort; and two illustrated newspaper cuttings about War Weapons Week in Bournemouth, 15 Feb 1941. All leaves and stamps are fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 17
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Est. price: £40.00
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Description: World War II, Operation Manna, a five page exhibit to commemorate the 40th anniversary (1/4/45) of a humanitarian food drop carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Holland, undertaken by Allied bomber crews during the final days of World War II in Europe comprising three black and white photo cards showing Lancaster aircraft of bomber Command over Holland during the operation, and four commemorative picture postcards (two signed). Image.
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