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Lot Number: 2

(Airship) 1929 Balkans and Silesia flight, dropped at Breslau, 'Zeppelin-Postkarte' PPC franked 50pf, on board cancel 7/10, red framed 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin Befordert' confirmation cachet.

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Date: 1929, Oct 17
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Airship

Description: 1929 Balkans and Silesia flight, dropped at Breslau, 'Zeppelin-Postkarte' PPC franked 50pf, on board cancel 7/10, red framed 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin Befordert' confirmation cachet.

Lot Number: 3

(Airship) Spain flight, PC franked 50pf, canc on board 'Luftschief/23.10.1929/Graf Zeppelin' cds, also framed red 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin befordert' and red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flughafen Hallr (Leipzig)/(Schfeudit)' hs.

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Date: 1929, Oct 23
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Airship

Description: Spain flight, PC franked 50pf, canc on board 'Luftschief/23.10.1929/Graf Zeppelin' cds, also framed red 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin befordert' and red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flughafen Hallr (Leipzig)/(Schfeudit)' hs.

Lot Number: 4

(Airship) First South America Flight, Seville first landing, 19/5 arrival machine cancel on front,  B&W PC pc showing Graf Zeppelin flying over cathedral with very tall spire, franked German 1M canc ON BOARD cds, red circular flight confirmation cachet, red three line '1, Sudamerikafahrt/..../Graf Zeppelin' hs.

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Date: 1930, May 19
Est. price: £240.00 £204.00
Category: Airship

Description: First South America Flight, Seville first landing, 19/5 arrival machine cancel on front, B&W PC pc showing Graf Zeppelin flying over cathedral with very tall spire, franked German 1M canc ON BOARD cds, red circular flight confirmation cachet, red three line '1, Sudamerikafahrt/..../Graf Zeppelin' hs.

Lot Number: 5

(Airship) Graf Zeppelin Italian flight, drop at Barcelona, card franked 3l Italian Mail Special Issue, canc Roma/Posta Aerea Zeppelin special hs, also 25c ordinary, dark blue special flight hs, blue/cream Posta Aerea Zeppelin etiquette, verso Roma/Posta Aerea/29.5.33 Crociera Zeppelin 1933-XI machine cancel.

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Date: 1933, May 27
Est. price: £200.00 £170.00
Category: Airship

Description: Graf Zeppelin Italian flight, drop at Barcelona, card franked 3l Italian Mail Special Issue, canc Roma/Posta Aerea Zeppelin special hs, also 25c ordinary, dark blue special flight hs, blue/cream Posta Aerea Zeppelin etiquette, verso Roma/Posta Aerea/29.5.33 Crociera Zeppelin 1933-XI machine cancel.

Lot Number: 6

(Airship) Graf Zeppelin Italy flight, registered (label) 30 PSC canc Roma Ferrovia/29.5.33 with additional Fascist March 5c x3, 15cx2, and 3L Zepellin stamp canc Italy receiving mark.

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Date: 1933, May 29
Est. price: £175.00 £148.75
Category: Airship

Description: Graf Zeppelin Italy flight, registered (label) 30 PSC canc Roma Ferrovia/29.5.33 with additional Fascist March 5c x3, 15cx2, and 3L Zepellin stamp canc Italy receiving mark.

Lot Number: 7

(Airship) USS Macon (ZR5), green/brown "Passes Over Coconut Grove,Fla", canc Miami, FL, Ed Hacker card, 81 made.

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Date: 1934, May 5
Est. price: £45.00 £38.25
Category: Airship

Description: USS Macon (ZR5), green/brown "Passes Over Coconut Grove,Fla", canc Miami, FL, Ed Hacker card, 81 made.

Lot Number: 9

(Airship) USS Macon (ZR5), blue frame "US Macon/Manoeuvres in Caribbean Sea/Fleet Problem XV" cachet, magenta USSS Dahlgreen canc, M Sussman with Hax Cuts, 30 made.

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Date: 1934, May 6
Est. price: £45.00 £38.25
Category: Airship

Description: USS Macon (ZR5), blue frame "US Macon/Manoeuvres in Caribbean Sea/Fleet Problem XV" cachet, magenta USSS Dahlgreen canc, M Sussman with Hax Cuts, 30 made.

Lot Number: 11

(Australia) W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, red/black "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" vignette, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.

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Date: 1929, Jun 4
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: Australia

Description: W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, red/black "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" vignette, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.

Lot Number: 12

(Australia) Brisbane to 6th Bn. Kings Africa Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 31/1, carried on Australian National Airways F/F Brisbane to Sydney, then OAT by air to Perth, 6/1 transit cds, and likely by sea to Dar es Salaam via Karachi and Cairo. Registered (label) cover 22x10cm, franked 4 1/2d canc Brisbane cds, typed "By Air Mail/From Brisbane-Sydney/per Australian National Airways". This is also a crash cover. The plane, the 'Southern Sky' smashed its undercarriage when making a forced landing at Casino. The next day a relief ANA plane flew the stranded mail to Sydney. Nice item.

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Date: 1930, Jan 1
Est. price: £100.00 £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: Brisbane to 6th Bn. Kings Africa Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 31/1, carried on Australian National Airways F/F Brisbane to Sydney, then OAT by air to Perth, 6/1 transit cds, and likely by sea to Dar es Salaam via Karachi and Cairo. Registered (label) cover 22x10cm, franked 4 1/2d canc Brisbane cds, typed "By Air Mail/From Brisbane-Sydney/per Australian National Airways". This is also a crash cover. The plane, the 'Southern Sky' smashed its undercarriage when making a forced landing at Casino. The next day a relief ANA plane flew the stranded mail to Sydney. Nice item.

Lot Number: 16

(Australia) Melbourne to Wyndham, carried on F/F WAA Derby-Wyndham extension, airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d. A letter inside reports flown on Adelaide-Perth service, then Perth-Derby service, and finally on the Derby-Wyndham extension. A Wyndham 22/7 cds on front is the likely date of return to sender, as per the ms instruction in lower left hand corner - see scan.

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Date: 1930, Jul 5
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: Australia

Description: Melbourne to Wyndham, carried on F/F WAA Derby-Wyndham extension, airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d. A letter inside reports flown on Adelaide-Perth service, then Perth-Derby service, and finally on the Derby-Wyndham extension. A Wyndham 22/7 cds on front is the likely date of return to sender, as per the ms instruction in lower left hand corner - see scan.

Lot Number: 18

(Australia) FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d &6d on registered (label)  airmail etiquette cover flown Melbourne to Canterbury 21/3, via Sydney 20/3/s, Australian National Airways..

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Date: 1931, Mar 19
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: Australia

Description: FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d &6d on registered (label) airmail etiquette cover flown Melbourne to Canterbury 21/3, via Sydney 20/3/s, Australian National Airways..

Lot Number: 21

(Australia) KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Cheribon, Java, bs 28/5, via Sydney 22/5, Batavia (Abel Tasman/Batavia-Centrum 27/5 cachet) verso, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet on front, registered (label) cover franked , high 2/2d franking.

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Date: 1931, May 22
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: Australia

Description: KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Cheribon, Java, bs 28/5, via Sydney 22/5, Batavia (Abel Tasman/Batavia-Centrum 27/5 cachet) verso, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet on front, registered (label) cover franked , high 2/2d franking.

Lot Number: 23

(Australia) Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "By First Flight/Brisbane to Cracow".

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Date: 1934, Feb 3
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Australia

Description: Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "By First Flight/Brisbane to Cracow".

Lot Number: 26

(Australia) First official airmail between Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane to Auckland, bs 12/4, registered (label) cover franked 1/1d inc SG 139 and 139a (cat £67 used), canc Brisbane 27/3, via Sydney 28/3, fine strike violet framed special flight cachet verso, typed "First official  Australia-New Zealand Air Mail/per aeroplane Faith in Australia/pilot Flight Lieutenant Ulm".

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Date: 1934, Apr 11
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: Australia

Description: First official airmail between Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane to Auckland, bs 12/4, registered (label) cover franked 1/1d inc SG 139 and 139a (cat £67 used), canc Brisbane 27/3, via Sydney 28/3, fine strike violet framed special flight cachet verso, typed "First official Australia-New Zealand Air Mail/per aeroplane Faith in Australia/pilot Flight Lieutenant Ulm".

Lot Number: 28

(Australia) F/F Mundubbera to Brisbane, bs 3/6, plain cover franked 5d inc 2d 'OS' perfin, white/pale blue 'Noth Queensland' air mail label (scarce on cover), Aircrafts Pty. Ltd

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Date: 1934, Jun 2
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Mundubbera to Brisbane, bs 3/6, plain cover franked 5d inc 2d 'OS' perfin, white/pale blue 'Noth Queensland' air mail label (scarce on cover), Aircrafts Pty. Ltd

Lot Number: 33

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

Lot Number: 35

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Aswan, Egypt  from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Alexandria bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Luxor 23/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d, flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Aswan, Egypt from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Alexandria bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Luxor 23/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d, flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Lot Number: 37

(Australia) First regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1934 Macarthur 9d x2 (SG cat £45 each used), canc Sydney cds, ms '1st Direct air mail/from Australia to/England'.

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Date: 1934, Dec 08
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: Australia

Description: First regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1934 Macarthur 9d x2 (SG cat £45 each used), canc Sydney cds, ms '1st Direct air mail/from Australia to/England'.

Lot Number: 41

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South Africa,Sydney to Cape Town, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Air Mail/12 Aug 34/Sydney cds, Carried from Cairo to Cape Town on  IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa,Sydney to Cape Town, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Air Mail/12 Aug 34/Sydney cds, Carried from Cairo to Cape Town on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Lot Number: 43

(Australia) MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 11/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd/Australian Aerial Medical Service/Ord River-Wyndham/No post office at Ord River".   The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

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Date: 1935, Jul 11
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: Australia

Description: MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 11/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd/Australian Aerial Medical Service/Ord River-Wyndham/No post office at Ord River". The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

Lot Number: 46

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Brisbane-Townsville, bs 16/9, registered (label) Eustis corner cover franked 6d Air Mail Service (SG 139) + 2d,/s, typed "Brisbane-Townsville/First Flight".

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Date: 1935, Sep 15
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Australia

Description: New England Airways Ltd, F/F Brisbane-Townsville, bs 16/9, registered (label) Eustis corner cover franked 6d Air Mail Service (SG 139) + 2d,/s, typed "Brisbane-Townsville/First Flight".

Lot Number: 59

(Australia) WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways.  An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways. An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

Lot Number: 67

(Australia) Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1943, Dec 24
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

Lot Number: 69

(Australia) Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1945, Oct 4
Est. price: £120.00 £102.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

Lot Number: 74

(Australia) Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

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Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

Lot Number: 77

(Basutoland) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from Basutoland for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Maseru to Limbe, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, airmail cover franked 9d Basutoland stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also Maseru cds, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. "F/F mail from countries other than S. Rhodesia and the Union was very small because the flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable covers are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union. The train was only in Basutoland one day and even the ordinary mail there from is scarce. See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 1
Est. price: £350.00 £297.50
Category: Basutoland

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from Basutoland for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Maseru to Limbe, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, airmail cover franked 9d Basutoland stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also Maseru cds, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. "F/F mail from countries other than S. Rhodesia and the Union was very small because the flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable covers are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union. The train was only in Basutoland one day and even the ordinary mail there from is scarce. See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

Lot Number: 78

(Bechuanaland) Lobatsi 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, to connect with the first extension of the IIA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/-, 6d and 2d, canc Lobatsi 1 Dec 34 cds. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: Lobatsi 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, to connect with the first extension of the IIA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/-, 6d and 2d, canc Lobatsi 1 Dec 34 cds. Scarce.

Lot Number: 84

(Belgium) Ostende to London, bs 2/5/27, reistered (label) cover franked 2F5c canc Ostende cds, black framed bilingual 'Par Avion' hs, typed 'Per Flugpost'. Flown by Sabena on their Brussels-Ostende-London serice which opened in 1923.

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Date: 1927, Apr 29
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: Belgium

Description: Ostende to London, bs 2/5/27, reistered (label) cover franked 2F5c canc Ostende cds, black framed bilingual 'Par Avion' hs, typed 'Per Flugpost'. Flown by Sabena on their Brussels-Ostende-London serice which opened in 1923.

Lot Number: 85

(Belgium) Antwerp to Vienna, 15/5 arrival ds on front, scarce F/F of the Antwerp-Vienna leg of the Ostend-Brussels (Antwerp)-Koln-Munich- Wien service, plain cover franked 4F90c, canc Antwerpen 15.V.28, red 'Nur Mit Flugpost, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt Nr 1 Stuttgart, and black framed bilingual 'Per Vliegtuig' hand stamps. See flight 28.15 'Der Flugpost von Osterreich', RF Kohl 1998, Cat 700 Punkt (£260 GBP).

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Date: 1928, May 15
Est. price: £55.00 £46.75
Category: Belgium

Description: Antwerp to Vienna, 15/5 arrival ds on front, scarce F/F of the Antwerp-Vienna leg of the Ostend-Brussels (Antwerp)-Koln-Munich- Wien service, plain cover franked 4F90c, canc Antwerpen 15.V.28, red 'Nur Mit Flugpost, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt Nr 1 Stuttgart, and black framed bilingual 'Per Vliegtuig' hand stamps. See flight 28.15 'Der Flugpost von Osterreich', RF Kohl 1998, Cat 700 Punkt (£260 GBP).

Lot Number: 90

(Belgium) F/F Brussels to Zinder (NIger) leg of the inaugural Air Afrique, Marseilles to Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover correctly franked Belgium 35c postage and 2F50 airmail fee, verso Paris 23/2 transit cds, and Niger 4/3 arrival cds.

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Date: 1935, Feb 27
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels to Zinder (NIger) leg of the inaugural Air Afrique, Marseilles to Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover correctly franked Belgium 35c postage and 2F50 airmail fee, verso Paris 23/2 transit cds, and Niger 4/3 arrival cds.

Lot Number: 100

(Belgium) First Belgium acceptance for New York, bs 1/7, for carriage on Pan American F/F 'Northern' trans Atlantic route. Plain cover franked 5F air + 75c, canc Bruxelles 27/6 cds, typed "By 1st air mail Southampton New-York". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: Belgium

Description: First Belgium acceptance for New York, bs 1/7, for carriage on Pan American F/F 'Northern' trans Atlantic route. Plain cover franked 5F air + 75c, canc Bruxelles 27/6 cds, typed "By 1st air mail Southampton New-York". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Lot Number: 115

(Canada) The First Officially Authorised Air Mail Flight In Canada, Montreal to Toronto, bs 24/6, plain cover franked 3 x1c each tied with red triangular 'Inaugural Service/ Via Air Mail/23/6/18' official flight cachet.. AMC&NF #PF6. Non invasive closed flap rear verso, does not detract.

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Date: 1918, Jun 24
Est. price: £1,750.00 £1,487.50
Category: Canada

Description: The First Officially Authorised Air Mail Flight In Canada, Montreal to Toronto, bs 24/6, plain cover franked 3 x1c each tied with red triangular 'Inaugural Service/ Via Air Mail/23/6/18' official flight cachet.. AMC&NF #PF6. Non invasive closed flap rear verso, does not detract.

Lot Number: 118

(Canada) Early airmail "Per Aerial Service" cover franked 1c and 3c canc 'Birtles /Dec 2*/21' cds, also franked 20c and 5cx2 tied violet boxed "First/ Airmail/Halifax/To/St Johns/ ??/January/1922" x2, violet circular 'JC /Cartwright/Birtle/Man' in top lh corner, verso Halifax/Jan 20/22', 'Winnipeg/Fe 23/22', and 'Gambo/Jy 2?/2?/Newf'd' cds's. First addressed to Newfoundland, then re-addressed to Manitoba, and there is a further address in Saskatoon. Grubby, but looks very interesting.

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Date: 1922, Jan 22
Est. price: £45.00 £38.25
Category: Canada

Description: Early airmail "Per Aerial Service" cover franked 1c and 3c canc 'Birtles /Dec 2*/21' cds, also franked 20c and 5cx2 tied violet boxed "First/ Airmail/Halifax/To/St Johns/ ??/January/1922" x2, violet circular 'JC /Cartwright/Birtle/Man' in top lh corner, verso Halifax/Jan 20/22', 'Winnipeg/Fe 23/22', and 'Gambo/Jy 2?/2?/Newf'd' cds's. First addressed to Newfoundland, then re-addressed to Manitoba, and there is a further address in Saskatoon. Grubby, but looks very interesting.

Lot Number: 119

(Canada) F/F Estevan to Winipeg, b/s, printed souvenir cover advertising the region around Estevan, franked 3c tied three line double-oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot EA Alton. Attractive early item.

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Date: 1924, Oct 1
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Canada

Description: F/F Estevan to Winipeg, b/s, printed souvenir cover advertising the region around Estevan, franked 3c tied three line double-oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot EA Alton. Attractive early item.

Lot Number: 127

(Canada) Trans Canada Airlines, Lockheed Super Constellation, scarce Pre Inaugural (Test) flight on the Hudson Bay route, Vancouver to London, plain cover franked GB 3d POA Hounslow 18 May 1958 cds, black framed 'Victoria BC/May 17 58' depart hs and black TCA/London, Eng/May 18 58' arrival hs, multicoloured BC 1958 Centenary vignette on front, and large red/blue black/white TCA label verso. The F/F of the TCA Vancouver-London service was on May 29, 1958.

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Date: 1958, May 17
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Canada

Description: Trans Canada Airlines, Lockheed Super Constellation, scarce Pre Inaugural (Test) flight on the Hudson Bay route, Vancouver to London, plain cover franked GB 3d POA Hounslow 18 May 1958 cds, black framed 'Victoria BC/May 17 58' depart hs and black TCA/London, Eng/May 18 58' arrival hs, multicoloured BC 1958 Centenary vignette on front, and large red/blue black/white TCA label verso. The F/F of the TCA Vancouver-London service was on May 29, 1958.

Lot Number: 129

(China) F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds, fine official circular green "China-USA First Flight",  violet "Hong Kong to San Francisco/Via CNAC HongKong.....", and brown "First Air  Mail/China to USA" cachet s on front, also 'Received First Flght' hs and typed 'Hold For First Flight', Lovely item

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £55.00 £46.75
Category: China

Description: F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds, fine official circular green "China-USA First Flight", violet "Hong Kong to San Francisco/Via CNAC HongKong.....", and brown "First Air Mail/China to USA" cachet s on front, also 'Received First Flght' hs and typed 'Hold For First Flight', Lovely item

Lot Number: 145

(Egypt) On Active Service airmail, Middle Easter Forces to England, combination cover franked GB 1/2d x4,
South Africa 1d x2, Australia 3d and New Zealand 3d, all tied by FPO/531, violet military censor mark 'Passed By Censor/No 4717. Some rough opening along lh edge visible verso only, see scan.

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Date: 1943, Jan 1
Est. price: £18.00 £15.30
Category: Egypt

Description: On Active Service airmail, Middle Easter Forces to England, combination cover franked GB 1/2d x4, South Africa 1d x2, Australia 3d and New Zealand 3d, all tied by FPO/531, violet military censor mark 'Passed By Censor/No 4717. Some rough opening along lh edge visible verso only, see scan.

Lot Number: 156

(GB External) Marquise-Lympne, military mail from APO S.20,  Mulready facsimile souvenir card carried by Valency from France to England, bears S.20 (Marquis hs and volet framed crown over 'Passed/By/Censor/No/7029' censor mark. A typed text and hand drawn map of the route along which Army HQ 'express' mails were flown are included with this item.

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Date: 1918, Dec 10
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: GB External

Description: Marquise-Lympne, military mail from APO S.20, Mulready facsimile souvenir card carried by Valency from France to England, bears S.20 (Marquis hs and volet framed crown over 'Passed/By/Censor/No/7029' censor mark. A typed text and hand drawn map of the route along which Army HQ 'express' mails were flown are included with this item.

Lot Number: 157

(GB External) RAF Air Mail "C" Service Cologne-Lympne, unused PPC  postmarked FDI 'A.P.O.S.40/22 May19.' This postmark was introduced for use on 23 May, 1919. Also faint violet boxed 'Passed/ By /Censor/No,2220' handstamp. A neat typewritten text and hand drawn map of this service accompanies this item.

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Date: 1919, May 22
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: GB External

Description: RAF Air Mail "C" Service Cologne-Lympne, unused PPC postmarked FDI 'A.P.O.S.40/22 May19.' This postmark was introduced for use on 23 May, 1919. Also faint violet boxed 'Passed/ By /Censor/No,2220' handstamp. A neat typewritten text and hand drawn map of this service accompanies this item.

Lot Number: 165

(GB External) First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.

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Date: 1926, Jul 14
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.

Lot Number: 167

(GB External) Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London  cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).

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Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £185.00 £157.25
Category: GB External

Description: Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).

Lot Number: 168

(GB External) Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89). Image.

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Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £225.00 £191.25
Category: GB External

Description: Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89). Image.

Lot Number: 173

(GB External) Return of Fifth Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, no arrival ds, franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "plane", and black four line, cachets, ABA.

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Date: 1928, Sep 5
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: GB External

Description: Return of Fifth Trial Night Air Mail Flight, London to Stockholm, no arrival ds, franked 5 1/2d, large black circular "plane", and black four line, cachets, ABA.

Lot Number: 177

(GB External) Imperial Airways first regular service from the United Kingdom to India. Cover to Baghdad franked 2d x2, 1d x3, cancelled March 28, , on arrival re-addressed to Oxford and franked Iraq 6a cancelled Baghdad April 9, arrival cds of  April 15 verso. Thought to be one of only three round trip covers. Blunt  left hand top and bottom corners.

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Date: 1929, Mar 29
Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways first regular service from the United Kingdom to India. Cover to Baghdad franked 2d x2, 1d x3, cancelled March 28, , on arrival re-addressed to Oxford and franked Iraq 6a cancelled Baghdad April 9, arrival cds of April 15 verso. Thought to be one of only three round trip covers. Blunt left hand top and bottom corners.

Lot Number: 181

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Berlin,  bs 3/6,  first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Luftpostamt Berlin C2' receiver, plain imprint etiquette cover, Not easy to find.

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Date: 1930, Jun 1
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, London to Berlin, bs 3/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Luftpostamt Berlin C2' receiver, plain imprint etiquette cover, Not easy to find.

Lot Number: 182

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Budapest,, bs 3/6, via Munich 2/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1939", red framed Munchen 2 receiver. Not easy to find.

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Date: 1930, Jun 1
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, London to Budapest,, bs 3/6, via Munich 2/6, first service at the new 4d per oz. rate, plain imprint etiquette cover, typed"1st day at New Rate/June 2nd 1939", red framed Munchen 2 receiver. Not easy to find.

Lot Number: 198

(GB External) Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, bs 8/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc Warrington, Lancs 30 SP 32, typed "Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrein". Newall 120u. Faint ironed vertical crease.

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Date: 1932, Oct 1
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, bs 8/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc Warrington, Lancs 30 SP 32, typed "Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrein". Newall 120u. Faint ironed vertical crease.

Lot Number: 199

(GB External) TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Ahmedabad, 15/10 arrival ds on front, Philatelic Magazine cover franked 8d, canc Liverpool cds, boxed 'Karachi-Madras' flight cachet, etiquette, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u (1996).

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Date: 1932, Oct 8
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: GB External

Description: TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Ahmedabad, 15/10 arrival ds on front, Philatelic Magazine cover franked 8d, canc Liverpool cds, boxed 'Karachi-Madras' flight cachet, etiquette, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u (1996).

Lot Number: 201

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways London to Allahabad, b/s 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, black boxed flight cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir cover, franked GV 2d and 6d.

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Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways London to Allahabad, b/s 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, black boxed flight cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir cover, franked GV 2d and 6d.

Lot Number: 202

(GB External) F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12with Siamese and Bankok postmarks,  official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1933, Dec 9
Est. price: £18.00 £15.30
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12with Siamese and Bankok postmarks, official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

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