Airmail Internet/Postal Auctions

Aerophilately, Flight covers, Airmail stamps and Ephemera

Closes 24.00 hours Friday August 28th, 2020
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Auction #97 features 637 lots of worldwide airmail covers, collections, single items, ephemera and literature.

The auction will be online only. There will be no printed catalogue. However, there is a printable text version of the catalogue on the website.

TO VIEW:  Visit the ‘Auction’ page where the complete catalogue can be viewed online. It is visually far superior to the printed version. Distinctive features are life size front and back scans and a magnifying facility for virtually every lot in the auction.

And an extensive viewing capability: ‘Search by Text’ for individual items; locate them by using the ‘Keyword Search’, ‘Common Searches’, ‘Years’, or ‘Categories/Countries’; view the whole auction using the ‘Bird’s Eye View’ option; or find all the scans in a particular category via the ‘Search By Image’ facility.

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Notable items

1911 India first aerial post fine strike of “First Aerial Post/UP Exhibition Allahabad” cachet £375; 1919 Pioneer Charlottown-Truro exhibition flight, ms ‘By Ariel Post/First Trip To Ns’, only 30 flown, lovely item in fine condition £550; 1925 French Air Union experimental flights Paris-London and return, special cards for each leg, both signed by pilot R Bajac, scarce as a pair (Newall 25.11a/b £250; 1926 Return RAF test flight Khartoum-Abu Suwer, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar; 1929 German World Flight Calcutta-Akyab, “Baron Von Koenig/Boy Pilot” PC confirmatory arrival hs “Delayed By/Unfavourable/Weather £285; 1931 Hadley & Pratt American Worlds Flight Calcutta to Rangoon by Ross Hadley & John Pratt , “Held up till 1st April,/Owing to Unforeseen Circumstances.” cachet, signed John Pratt £275; 1931 Post and Gatty Round The World Flight in “Winnie Mae” signed both pilots, also photos of plane & flyers £350; 1932 Warsaw to Addis Ababa fine condition with truly rare routing, good research documentation, and great provenance, might be almost impossible to find again, ex Proud £425; 1934 First acceptance of mail from Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, rare only 4 flown, Godinas F, 1951, p133, £375; 1934 Mac Robertson air race cover signed by the winners Charles Scott & Tom Campbell Black, fine & scarce £425; 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey, Honolulu-Midway-Wake Island, and return, signed by pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake, an identical cover retails at 1000+ USD, £425; 1939 First Pan Am and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service £275.

Featured Items

  • 1919, Sep 29 Canada

    Pioneer Airmail Charlottown to Truro Exhibition flight, bs 29/9, WS Louson corner cover franked...

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  • 1911, Feb 18 India

    INDIA - FIRST AERIAL POST - U. P. EXHIBITION: 1911 (18 Feb) envelope ...

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  • 1932, Oct 7 Scarce and Unusual Routings

    POLAND TO ETHIOPIA, WARSAW TO ADDIS ABABA. Departed Warsaw Airport (Warszawa 19 Port Lotincz/7.X.32)...

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  • 1935, Aug 13 Wake Island

    R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 -...

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Airmail Collector specialises exclusively in the auction and valuation of airmail postal history. We were established in 1997 and are based in Cardiff, South Wales. Internet/mail auction auctions are held every 10-12 weeks each with c800 lots offering a wide selection of worldwide airmail covers ephemera, literature and related works reference. Valuations for insurance, wealth management and probate are carried out by arrangement.