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AIRMAIL COLLECTOR CENTENARY INTERNET/POSTAL AUCTION #100
Closes at 24.00 hours on FRIDAY April 9th, 2021
Available for viewing & bidding online now.
Auction #100 features 449 lots of worldwide airmail cover collections, single items, ephemera and literature.

To celebrate our Centenary auction we are offering a selection of original covers from the personal collection of the prominent aero philatelist Alexander S. Newall. Not only is their provenance exceptional but we note items that we have never seen in 20 years, and others not recorded in by Newall in his classic publication 'British External Airmails Until 1934'

WITH US THERE IS NO BUYERS PREMIUM. If your winnings are £500; you pay £500. Not c£600 compared with most other auctions.



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Notable items in auction 100.

1920 Handley Page, first flight London to Amsterdam; 1927 Attempted first regular airmail to Kenya, London to Kisumu; 1928 Indo-Burma Flight, by Dutch plane Calcutta to Rangoon PSC addressed to General Ridgeway;1929 German World Flight – Calcutta to Akyab Feb 1929 “Baron Von Koenig/Boy Pilot”;1933 first acceptance of Gibraltar mail For Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to the Far East to Jodhpur; 1933 first acceptance of Polish Mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to the Far East to Jodhpur; 1933 Imperial Airways/ITCA, European Feeder Mail, route extension to Calcutta, Ireland – Delhi; 1933 Imperial Airways/ITCA, European Feeder Mail, route extension to Calcutta, Budapest – Asansol;1933 Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, Basel-Brindisi – Asansol;1933 first Acceptance of Iraqi mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension Basra – Karachi-Calcutta;1933 Mauritius to Paris, bs via Nairobi bs 25/5 and Brindisi, bs TPO 2/3, Messageries Maritimes Cover;1933 Basutoland to Singapore first flight Imperial Airways Extension Rangoon to Singapore;1934 Railway Air Service rare double first flight cover Cowes to Douglas I.O.M. 10am Postmark; 1934 The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance Maseru to Limbe;1936 first airmail flying boat Southampton-Alexandria ‘All The Way’ by ‘Centaurus’ signed by both pilots; 1937 St. Helena to England, via South Africa, Carried ‘All The Way’ by ‘Cassiopia’ from Durban to Southampton;1938 first Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service 22nd May Blantyre to Lilongwe;1938 first 5d Air Mail From Australia ‘All The Way’ from Darwin by flying boat signed by both commanders;1953 BOAC Comet Jet Liner DH 106 crash Dum Dum airfield, Calcutta on a flight from Johor to London;

Featured Items

  • 1933, Jun 24 Alex Newall personal collection

    First acceptance of GIBRALTAR mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to the Far East,...

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  • 1933, Jun 27 Alex Newall personal collection

    Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, first acceptance of feeder mail from Poland, WARSAW...

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  • 1933, Jun 30 Alex Newall personal collection

    Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, BUDAPEST - ASANSOL, bs 8...

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  • 1933, Jul 5 Alex Newall personal collection

    First acceptance of IRAQI mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASRA -...

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We draw your attention to the further new collector category: ‘Flying Boats’.  Lot descriptions are supplemented by data on routing and associated aircraft taken from Wingent’s monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939. See also Peter Wingent’s video ‘Imperial Airways at Southampton: Empire Flying Boat Services, 1936-1940’ posted on our notice board below. It was prepared for the Southampton and District Philatelic Society and has been made available with that society’s kind permission.

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 8-10 weeks each with c400 lots offering a wide selection of worldwide airmail covers, first, special and pioneer flights, and airmail ephemera, literature and related works reference. Valuations for insurance, wealth management and probate are carried out by arrangement.