By Category: France

Lot Number: 196
Date: 1930, Mar 11
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Air Union, Marseille to Tunis, bs 13/3, via Corsica, plain cover franked 50c for surface mail, but carried by air with fine strike "Transporte Exceptionellement Par Avion".
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Lot Number: 197
Date: 1930, Apr 7
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Early airmail, Paris to Madagascar, plain cover franked 50c at surface rate, nice strike black framed "Transporte Exceptionellement/Par Avion". Post Office sent mail franked at surface rate by air when the weight paid for on the aircraft had not been fully utilised. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 198
Date: 1930, Jun 8
Est. price: £10.00
Category: France

Description: Vincennes Air Meeting, special card flown Vincennes to Casablanca, and return, franked FDI France red 1F 50c air, and 2x 75c Morroco airs verso, both canc cds. Image.
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Lot Number: 199
Date: 1930, Jul 20
Est. price: £12.00
Category: France

Description: Early airmail, Paris to Madagascar, plain cover franked 50c at surface rate, nice strike black framed "Transporte Exceptionellement/Par Avion". Post Office sent mail franked at surface rate by air when the weight paid for on the aircraft had not been fully utilised. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 200
Date: 1930, Nov 19
Est. price: £7.00
Category: France

Description: Paris-Brussels-Paris, special card with French and Belgian stamps, Expo Paris and Brussels cds's, and special Expo stamp canc Le Bourget cds, boxed rectangular Aero Club de France cachet verso.
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Lot Number: 201
Date: 1933, Jun 24
Est. price: £6.00
Category: France

Description: Cover from Paris postmarked June 24, 1933 to Buenos Aires with arrival b/s July 3, 1933. Single 10F stamp (Sc. 252). “Amיrique du Sud par l’Aיropostale” special envelope. In 1927 November CGA opened the Argentina-Natal air service (there was an air service from Bahia and Rio to BA before then). On March 1, 1928 the ex navy ships Aviso service began.
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Lot Number: 202
Date: 1935, Feb 8
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Paris to Ruopio, Finland, bs 13/2, via Paris RP Avion 8/2, airmail etiquette cover correctly franked 1F50 overseas postage and 75c air surcharge, uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 203
Date: 1935, Aug 11
Est. price: £7.00
Category: France

Description: Morez, Jura, Inauguration of Aerodrome, plain card, bs Pornichet 12/8', special vignette and cachet.
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Lot Number: 204
Date: 1937, Apr 7
Est. price: £10.00
Category: France

Description: F/F Paris to Turin, b/s, imprint etiquette cover franked 2F25, red F/F cachet. Non invasive ironed vertical fold, see scan.
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Lot Number: 205
Date: 1938, Feb 16
Est. price: £8.00
Category: France

Description: GB acceptance for F/F Paris-Marseille Sans Surtax, bs Nice, Air France/Air Blue.
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Lot Number: 206
Date: 1939, Sep 16
Est. price: £45.00
Category: France

Description: Early World War II censored LATI commercial air cover to Germany, Baade & Baade airmail corner cover, franked 5400R canc Porto Alegre cds, printed "Via (ms) LATI" typed endorsement ", Maubeuge double circle Period 1 "Controle Postal Militaire/Admission WN", sealed Brazil brown/black S.P Censura censor tape with coat of arms, tied by violet Brazil two line "5 Censura/****** Do Sul censor mark verso, blue two line "Retour/A L'Envoyeur" hs on front. Intended for carriage by LATI but was sent, instead, via Transatlantic Clipper to France where it was censored at Maubeuge on the French-Belgian border, and then returned to sender. Upon the French declaration of war against Germany on 3/9/39 Air France ceased all flights to Germany. So, on reaching Maubeuge, this cover could go no further and was returned to Brazil. For this reason Maubeuge mail is much sought after.
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Lot Number: 207
Date: 1940, May 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: France

Description: WWII censored airmail Paris to Alexandria, via Cairo 3/6, franked 2F50 postage and 5F air, canc Paris cds, censored in Egypt., flown Air France to Athens, then Imperial Airways to Alexandria. Image.
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Lot Number: 208
Date: 1943, Oct 17
Est. price: £10.00
Category: France

Description: Paris, Musee Galliera Expo souvenir card, franked 1f50+3F50. canc special Expo cachet.
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Lot Number: 209
Date: 1945, May 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Official 'Postage Paid/Taxe Percue' airmail cover from 'Minstre Des Postes, Telegraph et Telephone' to New York, bs 19/5/45, canc Bureau du Courrrrrier Officiel Paris/17/5/45, red oval "O.A.T." cachet applied in London for onward air transmission to New York, red framed cachet "Paris TLIF Etranger Courrier Officiel Taxe Percue Par Avion". Written up on exhibition page with account of the route taken, and the ordinary and airmail surcharge rates which were applied to that item.
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Lot Number: 210
Date: 1946, Feb 19
Est. price: £13.00
Category: France

Description: Paris 'Prisoner' Philatelic Expo, parachute mail souvenir card with red imprint cachet, franked 1F50 canc special 'Stalag' Expo cachet, also brown/white Expo vignette and large blue 'Paris-Alger' Expo cachet.
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Lot Number: 211
Date: 1946, Jun 30
Est. price: £10.00
Category: France

Description: Early post WWII F/F Bron to Le Bourget, attractive cover franked 1F50 special red and black framed Expo cachets, one tying two different Expo vignettes, and the other tying a large 'Spad biplane with Fronvall head and shoulders inset' vignette, and large violet Air France/Escale de Bron hs. A most attractve item, see image.
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