Lot Number: 189

(GB External) GB to Switzerland, Croydon to Zurich bs 30/6, via Paris, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Waddon Aerodrome/29 JU 23, ms 'By Air Mail', pale blue P25 airmail etiquette. Handley Page or Instone Air Line. A delightful early airmail to Europe with the added bonus of the prized Waddon Aerodrome cds.

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Date: 1923, Jun 29
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: GB to Switzerland, Croydon to Zurich bs 30/6, via Paris, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Waddon Aerodrome/29 JU 23, ms 'By Air Mail', pale blue P25 airmail etiquette. Handley Page or Instone Air Line. A delightful early airmail to Europe with the added bonus of the prized Waddon Aerodrome cds.
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Lot Number: 190

(GB External) Early cover flown London to France, Boissy-St-Leger 16/9, via Paris 5/11Paris, correctly franked 4 1/2d (2d air + 2 1/2d postage) canc Warrington cds, black/green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair over likely  ms endorsement "By Air". Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924. 1cm non invasive closed top edge tear, other wise fine. See image.

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Date: 1923, Nov 5
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: Early cover flown London to France, Boissy-St-Leger 16/9, via Paris 5/11Paris, correctly franked 4 1/2d (2d air + 2 1/2d postage) canc Warrington cds, black/green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair over likely ms endorsement "By Air". Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924. 1cm non invasive closed top edge tear, other wise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 290

(GB Internal) Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds.

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Date: 1923, Oct 13
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds.
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Lot Number: 346

(Germany) Instone Air Line, Cologne to London, bs 12/12, via Brussels, plain cover, franked GB 1d x2 & 1 1/2d stamps, canc 'Army Post Office/11 Dec 22/S 40', ms 'Cologne-London', dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. The Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne, Germany in 1919 to provide postal support of the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and was closed in 1929 when the force was finally withdrawn from Germany. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1923, Jun 26
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Germany

Description: Instone Air Line, Cologne to London, bs 12/12, via Brussels, plain cover, franked GB 1d x2 & 1 1/2d stamps, canc 'Army Post Office/11 Dec 22/S 40', ms 'Cologne-London', dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. The Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne, Germany in 1919 to provide postal support of the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and was closed in 1929 when the force was finally withdrawn from Germany. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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