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Lot Number: 1

(Collections) BEA's first regular helicopter service following the experimental flights in East Anglia in 1948. A collection of 15 covers displayed on nine sheets containing 13 flights on 25/11/56, 16/6/54, 1/9/54, all with appropriate cachets and air letter stamps; covers flown on 25/11/53 from London-Birmingham and return each bearing the three new values of Air Letter Stamps; and 2/5/64 covers from Land's End to Isles of Scilly, and return.  All covers and stamps are very fine. Any discolouration seen on a scan is from the protective cellophane sheet. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: BEA's first regular helicopter service following the experimental flights in East Anglia in 1948. A collection of 15 covers displayed on nine sheets containing 13 flights on 25/11/56, 16/6/54, 1/9/54, all with appropriate cachets and air letter stamps; covers flown on 25/11/53 from London-Birmingham and return each bearing the three new values of Air Letter Stamps; and 2/5/64 covers from Land's End to Isles of Scilly, and return. All covers and stamps are very fine. Any discolouration seen on a scan is from the protective cellophane sheet. Images.
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Lot Number: 2

(Collections) Belgian Congo, a nice selection of nine airmail covers, 1935-37, including seven first flights, a 1935 Bank cover from Stanleyville to Hamburg via Coquilhatville, and an unused souvenir envelope for the 1935 inaugural Brussels service. All fine. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgian Congo, a nice selection of nine airmail covers, 1935-37, including seven first flights, a 1935 Bank cover from Stanleyville to Hamburg via Coquilhatville, and an unused souvenir envelope for the 1935 inaugural Brussels service. All fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 3

(Collections) Belgium,  27 airmail covers, 1931-37, many 1st Flights including 1933 Brussels-Cannes, 1935 Europe-Madagascar, Congo (2), Air Bleu Brussels-Paris-Toulouse; 1937 Phalene Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, and six balloon flights inc Gordon Bennett x4.  Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, 27 airmail covers, 1931-37, many 1st Flights including 1933 Brussels-Cannes, 1935 Europe-Madagascar, Congo (2), Air Bleu Brussels-Paris-Toulouse; 1937 Phalene Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, and six balloon flights inc Gordon Bennett x4. Images.
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Lot Number: 4

(Collections) Belgium, 18 airmail covers, mostly 1930's, first and special flights, noted are 1930 first night flight to London, 1931 first acceptance for Juba, August 1936 F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, October 1936 accelerated F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, and 1937 F/F Brussels to Prague. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, 18 airmail covers, mostly 1930's, first and special flights, noted are 1930 first night flight to London, 1931 first acceptance for Juba, August 1936 F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, October 1936 accelerated F/F Brussels - Leopoldville, and 1937 F/F Brussels to Prague. Images
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Lot Number: 5

(Collections) British Commonwealth pre war collection of 30 first flight covers from 1929 -1938, including 1929 F/F Nassau to Miami, 1931 F/F London to Mwanza, 1932 F/F London to Bahrain, 1932  F/F Empress of Britain to Ottawa, 1933 F/F Singapore to Alor Star, 1935 first NZ Christmas airmail, Blenheim-Omaru. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Collections

Description: British Commonwealth pre war collection of 30 first flight covers from 1929 -1938, including 1929 F/F Nassau to Miami, 1931 F/F London to Mwanza, 1932 F/F London to Bahrain, 1932 F/F Empress of Britain to Ottawa, 1933 F/F Singapore to Alor Star, 1935 first NZ Christmas airmail, Blenheim-Omaru. Images.
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Lot Number: 6

(Collections) Concorde, nice selection of  30 first and special flight covers 1969-79 from the First Flight in UK in 1969, all fine. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Concorde, nice selection of 30 first and special flight covers 1969-79 from the First Flight in UK in 1969, all fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 7

(Collections) Cuba, 13 early airmail covers including 1927 F/F's Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 F/F's  from Santiago de Cuba to Havana, to Port au Prince, and  to Santo Domingo, 1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba,  1930 F/F Moron to Miranda Oriente, 1932 F/F Manzanill-Camaguey, 1935 Sky Train Overseas Flight Havana to Miami, 1939 Rocket flight. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Collections

Description: Cuba, 13 early airmail covers including 1927 F/F's Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 F/F's from Santiago de Cuba to Havana, to Port au Prince, and to Santo Domingo, 1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba, 1930 F/F Moron to Miranda Oriente, 1932 F/F Manzanill-Camaguey, 1935 Sky Train Overseas Flight Havana to Miami, 1939 Rocket flight. Images
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Lot Number: 8

(Collections) Ecuador, fine selection of 18 airmail covers including 1928 Panagra/Aeroposta Argentina, Guayaquil to Paraguay; 1930  Panagra, Guayaquil to Spain; 1932 F/F Lacatunga-Otvalo, 1943 Panagra first weekly service Quito-Ipiales(Colombia), 1955 Panagra first direct Quito-New York, 1961 F/F Quito-Buenos Aires, and 1963 F/F Quito-Caracas (small numbers flown on all each of these), 1968 Guayaquil-La Paz. Several with flight details typed on card. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Ecuador, fine selection of 18 airmail covers including 1928 Panagra/Aeroposta Argentina, Guayaquil to Paraguay; 1930 Panagra, Guayaquil to Spain; 1932 F/F Lacatunga-Otvalo, 1943 Panagra first weekly service Quito-Ipiales(Colombia), 1955 Panagra first direct Quito-New York, 1961 F/F Quito-Buenos Aires, and 1963 F/F Quito-Caracas (small numbers flown on all each of these), 1968 Guayaquil-La Paz. Several with flight details typed on card. Images
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Lot Number: 9

(Collections) GB External, collection of 20 first flights (1920's-30's) including 1928 return of fifth night air mail trial flight London to Stockholm; 1930 first night flight, London to Hanover; 1931 Imperial Airways F/F London to Aswan; 1931 St. Lawrence Seaway air-sea acceleration first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal; 1932 F/F London-Cyprus; 1933 F/F's London-Singapore, and London-Calcutta; 1934 IAW F/F accelerated service London to Kuala Lumpur; 1936 F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam; 1937 F/F First Stage EAMS London-Durban; 1938 F/F Third Stage EAMS, London- Auckland.  Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: GB External, collection of 20 first flights (1920's-30's) including 1928 return of fifth night air mail trial flight London to Stockholm; 1930 first night flight, London to Hanover; 1931 Imperial Airways F/F London to Aswan; 1931 St. Lawrence Seaway air-sea acceleration first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal; 1932 F/F London-Cyprus; 1933 F/F's London-Singapore, and London-Calcutta; 1934 IAW F/F accelerated service London to Kuala Lumpur; 1936 F/F Doncaster to Amsterdam; 1937 F/F First Stage EAMS London-Durban; 1938 F/F Third Stage EAMS, London- Auckland. Images.
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Lot Number: 10

(Collections) GB Internal, nice starter selection of 17 airmail first flights comprising 1934 Highland Airways (2), 1934 Railway Air Service (3), 1937 Allied Airways, 1937 West Coast Air Services, 1934 'Apex' Expo (2), 1934 Hillman's Airways (3), 1933 Provincial Airways, 1938 North Eastern Airways (3),  and 1948 BEA Helicopter Mail Service, all fine, no duplication. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: GB Internal, nice starter selection of 17 airmail first flights comprising 1934 Highland Airways (2), 1934 Railway Air Service (3), 1937 Allied Airways, 1937 West Coast Air Services, 1934 'Apex' Expo (2), 1934 Hillman's Airways (3), 1933 Provincial Airways, 1938 North Eastern Airways (3), and 1948 BEA Helicopter Mail Service, all fine, no duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 11

(Collections) Gosforth (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Flying Week organised by the Robert Sinlair Tobaco Co. Collection on 4 leaves containing a descriptive text and map; two mint blocks of 4 of the scarce souvenir vignette in contrasting shades of green; a souvenir sheet of 12 vignettes in blue to commemorate the 70th anniversary (the plane in the last vignette on bottom row printed upside intentionally); and a pilot signed 70th anniversary souvenir cover. A nice xhibit item. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Gosforth (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Flying Week organised by the Robert Sinlair Tobaco Co. Collection on 4 leaves containing a descriptive text and map; two mint blocks of 4 of the scarce souvenir vignette in contrasting shades of green; a souvenir sheet of 12 vignettes in blue to commemorate the 70th anniversary (the plane in the last vignette on bottom row printed upside intentionally); and a pilot signed 70th anniversary souvenir cover. A nice xhibit item. Images.
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Lot Number: 12

(Collections) Guatemala, 16 airmail covers 1926-1939 (5 first flights), including 1926 F/F's Santa Rosa-Guatemala City, and Guatemala City-Santa Rosa, 1930 F/F's Quezaltenango-Guatemala City, Jalapa to Guatemala City and Guatemala City to Puerto Barrios. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Guatemala, 16 airmail covers 1926-1939 (5 first flights), including 1926 F/F's Santa Rosa-Guatemala City, and Guatemala City-Santa Rosa, 1930 F/F's Quezaltenango-Guatemala City, Jalapa to Guatemala City and Guatemala City to Puerto Barrios. Images.
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Lot Number: 13

(Collections) Haiti, ten early airmail covers including seven F/F's, two 1927 ( both signed), three 1929, and two 1930 NYRBA. Nice starter lot. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Haiti, ten early airmail covers including seven F/F's, two 1927 ( both signed), three 1929, and two 1930 NYRBA. Nice starter lot. Images
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Lot Number: 14

(Collections) Latin America collection of 14 first flights, 1927- 1938 (15) including 1927 Haiti to Santo Domingo signed, 1927 Cuba to Key West, 1929 Nassau to Miami, 1930 Haiti to Antigua, and the scarce 1957 20th Anniversary Bermuda-USA passenger flights. See web site for front and back scans of all covers in this lot.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Latin America collection of 14 first flights, 1927- 1938 (15) including 1927 Haiti to Santo Domingo signed, 1927 Cuba to Key West, 1929 Nassau to Miami, 1930 Haiti to Antigua, and the scarce 1957 20th Anniversary Bermuda-USA passenger flights. See web site for front and back scans of all covers in this lot.
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Lot Number: 15

(Collections) Luxembourg, collection of 21 first flights, including 1927 first balloon flight from Luxembourg, 1931 reg airmail to London via Brussels franked 4 vals of 1931 air, 1938 Exhibition B&W ppc showing 3rd ascent of Graf Zeppelin on Jul 2, 1900. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Collections

Description: Luxembourg, collection of 21 first flights, including 1927 first balloon flight from Luxembourg, 1931 reg airmail to London via Brussels franked 4 vals of 1931 air, 1938 Exhibition B&W ppc showing 3rd ascent of Graf Zeppelin on Jul 2, 1900. Images.
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Lot Number: 16

(Collections) Mexico, selection of 16 early airmail first flights, most from 1928-31 (13), including 1929 Mexico City to Washington, carried on F/F  Mexico City-Matamoro,  1928 F/F Mexico City to Nuevo Laredo, 1929 F/F Tejeria to Tapachula,  1929  F/F Vera Cruz to Tapachula, F/F Mexico City to San Salvador, 1931 Mexico City to Washington, carried on F/F  Mexico City-Matamoros. All fine. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Mexico, selection of 16 early airmail first flights, most from 1928-31 (13), including 1929 Mexico City to Washington, carried on F/F Mexico City-Matamoro, 1928 F/F Mexico City to Nuevo Laredo, 1929 F/F Tejeria to Tapachula, 1929 F/F Vera Cruz to Tapachula, F/F Mexico City to San Salvador, 1931 Mexico City to Washington, carried on F/F Mexico City-Matamoros. All fine. Images.
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Lot Number: 17

(Collections) Philippines 1932-83 range of first flight covers (15) incl. 1932 Rein Y Loring flight Iloilo Mahila with cachet, 1935 Royal netherlands Airforce flight Manila-Puerto Princesa with cachet, 1936 RAF flight Manila-Amoy with cachet, 1937 Philippine Air Transport first flight Manila-Legaspi with cachet (88 flown), 1941 PAA Manila-Singapore scarce circular cachet on cover (only about 50 flown) etc. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Collections

Description: Philippines 1932-83 range of first flight covers (15) incl. 1932 Rein Y Loring flight Iloilo Mahila with cachet, 1935 Royal netherlands Airforce flight Manila-Puerto Princesa with cachet, 1936 RAF flight Manila-Amoy with cachet, 1937 Philippine Air Transport first flight Manila-Legaspi with cachet (88 flown), 1941 PAA Manila-Singapore scarce circular cachet on cover (only about 50 flown) etc. Images.
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Lot Number: 18

(Collections) Polar flights, nice starter selection consisting of a book on polar exploration from the air, and 15 polar items including a 1924 Trans Polar Flight Expedition card commemorating  Emundsen's-Ellsworth Polar Flight, 1951 first  polar air mail Oslo toFairbanks, ten F/F's across the pole carried by KLM, JAL, Northwest Airlines, Air France, SAS and DLH, an original newspaper cutting outlining plans for the forthcoming  3rd aerial expedition to the South Pole, and " Heroes of the Polar Skies" by J Grierson giving miniature biographies of seven pioneers of polar exploration from the air, 180pp, hardback, pub. 1967. See scans on website.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Polar flights, nice starter selection consisting of a book on polar exploration from the air, and 15 polar items including a 1924 Trans Polar Flight Expedition card commemorating Emundsen's-Ellsworth Polar Flight, 1951 first polar air mail Oslo toFairbanks, ten F/F's across the pole carried by KLM, JAL, Northwest Airlines, Air France, SAS and DLH, an original newspaper cutting outlining plans for the forthcoming 3rd aerial expedition to the South Pole, and " Heroes of the Polar Skies" by J Grierson giving miniature biographies of seven pioneers of polar exploration from the air, 180pp, hardback, pub. 1967. See scans on website.
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Lot Number: 19

(Collections) Railway Air Service, fine collection of 20 first flights, 18 with back stamps, all fine official covers and no duplication. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: Railway Air Service, fine collection of 20 first flights, 18 with back stamps, all fine official covers and no duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 20

(Collections) 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. Any discolouration seen on a scan is from its cellophane protector. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

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. Any discolouration seen on a scan is from its cellophane protector. Images.
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Lot Number: 21

(Collections) WWII 'Wings for Victory' week 1943, a national scheme to raise funds to purchase more bombers for the nation. A five sheet collection of six leaflets dropped by the RAF over Droxford, Nailsworth, Bournemouth (2) and Kirkwall (2), and a letter from the War Bond Committee as part of the Northwich 'Wings for Victory' week. In those dark days nearly every town had 'Wings for Victory' fund raising weeks during which people were asked to contribute money for a Spitfire or a Wellington or Lancaster bomber. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: WWII 'Wings for Victory' week 1943, a national scheme to raise funds to purchase more bombers for the nation. A five sheet collection of six leaflets dropped by the RAF over Droxford, Nailsworth, Bournemouth (2) and Kirkwall (2), and a letter from the War Bond Committee as part of the Northwich 'Wings for Victory' week. In those dark days nearly every town had 'Wings for Victory' fund raising weeks during which people were asked to contribute money for a Spitfire or a Wellington or Lancaster bomber. Images
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Lot Number: 22

(Airship) First mail flight Airship USS "Los Angeles Lakehurst to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, bs 5/5, magenta air mail "Air Mail Service Apr 27 New York cancellation tying US 2c , printed 'Via Air Mail/By Airship/Los Angeles/from Lakehurst NJ/to Porto Rico, Roessler  cover,

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Date: 1925, Apr 27
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Airship

Description: First mail flight Airship USS "Los Angeles Lakehurst to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, bs 5/5, magenta air mail "Air Mail Service Apr 27 New York cancellation tying US 2c , printed 'Via Air Mail/By Airship/Los Angeles/from Lakehurst NJ/to Porto Rico, Roessler cover,
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Lot Number: 23

(Airship) First Trans-Atlantic crossing to Lakehurst, bs New York 16/10, oval blue flight cachet, plain cover franked 4Rm Zeppelin stamp tied Friedrichshafen/Luftpost cds.

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Date: 1928, Oct 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Airship

Description: First Trans-Atlantic crossing to Lakehurst, bs New York 16/10, oval blue flight cachet, plain cover franked 4Rm Zeppelin stamp tied Friedrichshafen/Luftpost cds.
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Lot Number: 24

(Airship) Aug 7, 1926, Round the World Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, bs 10/8, PPC franked 53c, canc New York Aug 6 cds, large violet US confirmation cachet.

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Date: 1929, Aug 7
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Airship

Description: Aug 7, 1926, Round the World Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, bs 10/8, PPC franked 53c, canc New York Aug 6 cds, large violet US confirmation cachet.
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Lot Number: 25

(Airship) Austria acceptance for LZ 127 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 Austria 1S 84g, canc Vienna cds, red circular flight confirmation cachet.

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Date: 1930, May 3
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Airship

Description: Austria acceptance for LZ 127 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 Austria 1S 84g, canc Vienna cds, red circular flight confirmation cachet.
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Lot Number: 26

(Airship) Brazilian dispatch, return 4th SAF, Fried 10/5 arrival ds on front, franked 3650r inc 3500 zep opt canc Curitabia cds, black flight cachet, also green "Via Condor Zeppelin hs", plain card addressed to H. Sieger, Lorch. Si 158A

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Date: 1932, May 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Airship

Description: Brazilian dispatch, return 4th SAF, Fried 10/5 arrival ds on front, franked 3650r inc 3500 zep opt canc Curitabia cds, black flight cachet, also green "Via Condor Zeppelin hs", plain card addressed to H. Sieger, Lorch. Si 158A
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Lot Number: 27

(Airship) Century of Progress Flight, US Dispatches, Airship "Graf Zeppelin", Chicago to Germany, Friedrichshafen, bs green 2/11machine ds, franked 3x US Zeppelin 50c (C18) canc Chicago cds, black "Graf Zeppelin Flight/Dispatched from Chicago" cachet, red circular 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Postampt/Hannover arrival ds. One or two faint tone spots on stamps - see scan.

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Date: 1933, Oct 26
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Airship

Description: Century of Progress Flight, US Dispatches, Airship "Graf Zeppelin", Chicago to Germany, Friedrichshafen, bs green 2/11machine ds, franked 3x US Zeppelin 50c (C18) canc Chicago cds, black "Graf Zeppelin Flight/Dispatched from Chicago" cachet, red circular 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Postampt/Hannover arrival ds. One or two faint tone spots on stamps - see scan.
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Lot Number: 28

(Airship) US Macon (ZR5), " Leaves Florida for a Flight towards the Canal Zone" cachet, Oa Locka machine cancel, M Sussman card, 69 made.

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Date: 1934, May 5
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Airship

Description: US Macon (ZR5), " Leaves Florida for a Flight towards the Canal Zone" cachet, Oa Locka machine cancel, M Sussman card, 69 made.
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Lot Number: 29

(Airship) USS Macon (ZR5), blue framed "Flight to Panama" cachet, canc USS Hannibal, R. Aretz card.

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Date: 1934, May 5
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Airship

Description: USS Macon (ZR5), blue framed "Flight to Panama" cachet, canc USS Hannibal, R. Aretz card.
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Lot Number: 30

(Airship) Netherlands acceptance for the Seventh “Hindenburg” Flight to New York,  posted in Netherlands with 12 1/2c  stampsl, red double ring cachet depicting flying boat and Zeppelin, plain cover, black 'Rotterdam/Waalhaven' hs..

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Date: 1936, Aug 14
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Airship

Description: Netherlands acceptance for the Seventh “Hindenburg” Flight to New York, posted in Netherlands with 12 1/2c stampsl, red double ring cachet depicting flying boat and Zeppelin, plain cover, black 'Rotterdam/Waalhaven' hs..
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Lot Number: 31

(Alaska) Emergency mail service from Bethel to Anchorage, bs 132/11, green two line "Emergency mail service/via Airplane from/ (ms) Bethel to Anchorage, signed by the pilot W.T.Justland.

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Date: 1936, Nov 2
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Alaska

Description: Emergency mail service from Bethel to Anchorage, bs 132/11, green two line "Emergency mail service/via Airplane from/ (ms) Bethel to Anchorage, signed by the pilot W.T.Justland.
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Lot Number: 32

(Albania) Early airmail from Albania to England, bs Sutton Coldfield 26/4/27, registered (label) commercial air cover to England via Vlone Posta Aerore/9.10.25, Brindisi Transiti/10.10.25", and Amb.Torino-Modane/ 137/24.4.27 transit cds's, arriving at London and finally 'Sutton Coldfield/26 Aug 27, franked 1927 air set ovpt. 'Republika Shqiptare' to 50q plus 50q ordinary, canc Tirane Posta Aerore/-8.10.25, fine strike violet framed "Par Avion" with bird in flight handstamp.The Turin–Modane railway is the international rail connection from Turin, Italy to Modane, France. A fine item with superb marking illustrating the early route from Albania to England. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1927, Apr 22
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Albania

Description: Early airmail from Albania to England, bs Sutton Coldfield 26/4/27, registered (label) commercial air cover to England via Vlone Posta Aerore/9.10.25, Brindisi Transiti/10.10.25", and Amb.Torino-Modane/ 137/24.4.27 transit cds's, arriving at London and finally 'Sutton Coldfield/26 Aug 27, franked 1927 air set ovpt. 'Republika Shqiptare' to 50q plus 50q ordinary, canc Tirane Posta Aerore/-8.10.25, fine strike violet framed "Par Avion" with bird in flight handstamp.The Turin–Modane railway is the international rail connection from Turin, Italy to Modane, France. A fine item with superb marking illustrating the early route from Albania to England. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 33

(Antigua) F/F St Johns, Antigua to Miami to St Thomas, V.I., bs 26/9, airmail cover franked 9d, three line cachet, Pan Am.

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Date: 1929, Sep 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Antigua

Description: F/F St Johns, Antigua to Miami to St Thomas, V.I., bs 26/9, airmail cover franked 9d, three line cachet, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 34

(Australia) Early internal airmail flown on Perth-Derby route, Carnarvon to Perth, no arrival ds, printed commercial cover franked 4 1/2d canc Carnarvon April 26 (the exact day of postage is illegible), violet straight line "Forwarded By Air Mail" rubber stamp cachet, ms 'Per Aerial Mail'. The earliest use of this stamp at Carnarvon was 27/4/26, so the cachet on this particular cover could well be a 'first day of use'. See Australian AMC #92.Scarce. Some faint toning but hardly detracts - see scan.

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Date: 1926, Aug 7
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: Early internal airmail flown on Perth-Derby route, Carnarvon to Perth, no arrival ds, printed commercial cover franked 4 1/2d canc Carnarvon April 26 (the exact day of postage is illegible), violet straight line "Forwarded By Air Mail" rubber stamp cachet, ms 'Per Aerial Mail'. The earliest use of this stamp at Carnarvon was 27/4/26, so the cachet on this particular cover could well be a 'first day of use'. See Australian AMC #92.Scarce. Some faint toning but hardly detracts - see scan.
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Lot Number: 35

(Australia) First dispatch from Malta to connect with the Australian airmail service between Perth  (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia), registered airmail etiquette cover, franked Malta 6d air mail fee, 1/2d Empire Letter Rate & 3d registration fee, canc Reg.Malta oval ds, bs Perth 4 Jun 29, Brisbane 10 Jun 20 & Woolloongabba 10 Jun 29. The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide service.  .

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Date: 1929, May 9
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First dispatch from Malta to connect with the Australian airmail service between Perth (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia), registered airmail etiquette cover, franked Malta 6d air mail fee, 1/2d Empire Letter Rate & 3d registration fee, canc Reg.Malta oval ds, bs Perth 4 Jun 29, Brisbane 10 Jun 20 & Woolloongabba 10 Jun 29. The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide service. .
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Lot Number: 36

(Australia) F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, b/s, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d.

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Date: 1930, Jun 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, b/s, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 37

(Australia) F/F ANA Sunday service, Sydney to Melbourne, b/s Rochester 2/6, airmail cover franked 4 1/2d.

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Date: 1930, Jun 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F ANA Sunday service, Sydney to Melbourne, b/s Rochester 2/6, airmail cover franked 4 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 38

(Australia) Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Perth to Wydnham, bs cover addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, franked 48 1/2d,typed "By Western Australian AW Ltd/Perth-Wyndham Service/First Official Flight/Derby-Wyndham Section". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1930, Jul 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Perth to Wydnham, bs cover addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, franked 48 1/2d,typed "By Western Australian AW Ltd/Perth-Wyndham Service/First Official Flight/Derby-Wyndham Section". Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 39

(Australia) Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Wydnham to Perth,21/7 arrival ds on front, cover addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, franked 48 1/2d,typed "By Western Australian AW Ltd/Wyndham-Perth Service/First Official Flight/Wyndham-Derby Section". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1930, Jul 15
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Wydnham to Perth,21/7 arrival ds on front, cover addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, franked 48 1/2d,typed "By Western Australian AW Ltd/Wyndham-Perth Service/First Official Flight/Wyndham-Derby Section". Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 40

(Australia) Melbourne to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, flown  Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", registered (label) souvenir "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 1/- (SG 149 cat £20 used)) and  NG 2d,3d and 6d air Mail opts (SG 166, 167 and 170 cat £36 used), latter canc Lae 30/7 for return, Melbourne 2/8 1/8 arrival ds,  Australia and New Guinea cachets.

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Date: 1934, Jul 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: Melbourne to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, flown Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", registered (label) souvenir "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 1/- (SG 149 cat £20 used)) and NG 2d,3d and 6d air Mail opts (SG 166, 167 and 170 cat £36 used), latter canc Lae 30/7 for return, Melbourne 2/8 1/8 arrival ds, Australia and New Guinea cachets.
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Lot Number: 41

(Australia) F/F Sydney to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, and onward to San Francisco bs 24/8, flown  Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and New Guinea cachets, franked Australia 7d, and  NG 6d air +3d, latter canc 30/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, special cream/magenta PC "for use within the Commonwealth and places to British Empire". Nice item.

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Date: 1934, Jul 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Sydney to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, and onward to San Francisco bs 24/8, flown Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and New Guinea cachets, franked Australia 7d, and NG 6d air +3d, latter canc 30/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, special cream/magenta PC "for use within the Commonwealth and places to British Empire". Nice item.
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Lot Number: 42

(Australia) Sydney to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, flown  Austalia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and New Guinea cachets, franked Australia SG 5d 'OS' x2 and 1/2 'OS' x2, and  NG 6d air Mail opts and 5 (SG 169, 170 cat £37 used), latter canc 30/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, registered (label) cover.

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Date: 1934, Jul 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Sydney to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, flown Austalia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and New Guinea cachets, franked Australia SG 5d 'OS' x2 and 1/2 'OS' x2, and NG 6d air Mail opts and 5 (SG 169, 170 cat £37 used), latter canc 30/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, registered (label) cover.
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Lot Number: 43

(Australia) Centenary Victoria Exhibition Autogiro Flight, green/cream souvenir PPC, franked 1 1/2d, canc Portland Vic cds, special blue double ring flight cachet.

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Date: 1934, Nov 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: Centenary Victoria Exhibition Autogiro Flight, green/cream souvenir PPC, franked 1 1/2d, canc Portland Vic cds, special blue double ring flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 44

(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
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.
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Lot Number: 45

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo 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: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo 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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Lot Number: 46

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. 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: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. 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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Lot Number: 47

(Australia) F/F Sydney to Cape Town, bs 29/12, via Cairo, bs 23/12, flown on the Australia-England service to Cairo, then transferred to flight AS 199 on the first Imperial Airways England-Africa service to carry mail from Cairo to Cape Town. A dual franked cover bearing 1/7d Australia stamps and Egypt 6m stamps, all canc 'Air Mail/Sydney/6 DE 34'. cds, ms "Per Aerial Mail/ Sydney to Cairo/Cairo to Cape Town". See Wingent 'Moement of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Rote 1931-1939 p165. A great item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Sydney to Cape Town, bs 29/12, via Cairo, bs 23/12, flown on the Australia-England service to Cairo, then transferred to flight AS 199 on the first Imperial Airways England-Africa service to carry mail from Cairo to Cape Town. A dual franked cover bearing 1/7d Australia stamps and Egypt 6m stamps, all canc 'Air Mail/Sydney/6 DE 34'. cds, ms "Per Aerial Mail/ Sydney to Cairo/Cairo to Cape Town". See Wingent 'Moement of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Rote 1931-1939 p165. A great item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 48

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Entebbe, Uganda, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Entebbe 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: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Entebbe, Uganda, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Entebbe 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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Lot Number: 49

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika 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: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika 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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Lot Number: 50

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' 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.
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