Lot Number: 11

(Alex Newall personal collection) Opening of Cairo-Baghdad-Basra service, Imperial Airways first flight, Cairo-Baghdad-Basra-Karaci, bs 20/1, airmail etiquette cover franked 25ml (rate to UK 10ml + air to Iraq 10ml + surcharge to India 3ml). IAW first company flight.. Reference # 27.03b,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1927, Jan 11
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Opening of Cairo-Baghdad-Basra service, Imperial Airways first flight, Cairo-Baghdad-Basra-Karaci, bs 20/1, airmail etiquette cover franked 25ml (rate to UK 10ml + air to Iraq 10ml + surcharge to India 3ml). IAW first company flight.. Reference # 27.03b, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 12

(Alex Newall personal collection) Opening of Cairo-Baghdad-Basra service, Imperial Airways first flight, London-Cairo-Baghdad-Basra, bs 15/1, registered cover franked 8 1/d (overseas rate 2 1/2d+air to Iraq 3d+ reg 3d). IAW open a regular service with a DH66 Heracles. Reference # 27.03a,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1927, Jan 12
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Opening of Cairo-Baghdad-Basra service, Imperial Airways first flight, London-Cairo-Baghdad-Basra, bs 15/1, registered cover franked 8 1/d (overseas rate 2 1/2d+air to Iraq 3d+ reg 3d). IAW open a regular service with a DH66 Heracles. Reference # 27.03a, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 80

(Canada) CL40, Western Canada Airways tied on cover franked 2cflown on Feb 1928 flight  from Rolling Portage to Narrow Lake.

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Date: 1927, Feb 14
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Canada

Description: CL40, Western Canada Airways tied on cover franked 2cflown on Feb 1928 flight from Rolling Portage to Narrow Lake.
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Lot Number: 99

(Cuba) F/F FAM 4 Resumed Service, Havana to Key West, violet cachet.

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Date: 1927, Oct 28
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Cuba

Description: F/F FAM 4 Resumed Service, Havana to Key West, violet cachet.
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Lot Number: 152

(GB External) Attempted first regular airmail to Kenya, London to Kisumu, bs 31/3, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded ds, ms 'By 1st Regular Air Service to Kenya', 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,  Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).

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Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £200.00
Category: GB External

Description: Attempted first regular airmail to Kenya, London to Kisumu, bs 31/3, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded ds, ms 'By 1st Regular Air Service to Kenya', 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, Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).
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Lot Number: 153

(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: £150.00
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.
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Lot Number: 154

(GB External) Early airmail, London to Germany, red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt 2 Frankfurt (Main)' and red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt 2 Koln/.....Flughafen' arrival hs's on front, plain cover ranked 4 1/2d, green/black airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1927, Aug 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Early airmail, London to Germany, red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt 2 Frankfurt (Main)' and red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt 2 Koln/.....Flughafen' arrival hs's on front, plain cover ranked 4 1/2d, green/black airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 155

(GB External) October 13th UK dispatch Gladstone experimental air mail service to Uganda and Kenya continued by surface beyond Cairo due to extensive damage of the 'Pelican'. Airmail cover addressed to Dar es Salaam, franked 7 1/2d canc London 13/10 cds..

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Date: 1927, Oct 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: October 13th UK dispatch Gladstone experimental air mail service to Uganda and Kenya continued by surface beyond Cairo due to extensive damage of the 'Pelican'. Airmail cover addressed to Dar es Salaam, franked 7 1/2d canc London 13/10 cds..
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Lot Number: 210

(India) RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Ambala, special 'Royal Air Force Display/Ambala/23.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/23.2.27' cds.

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Date: 1927, Feb 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Ambala, special 'Royal Air Force Display/Ambala/23.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/23.2.27' cds.
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Lot Number: 236

(Kenya) First East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, scarcer mail from Kisumu to Khartoum only, bs 18/2, franked  Kenya and Uganda 70c canc Kisumu cds, fine strike red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall). Plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.

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Date: 1927, Feb 15
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Kenya

Description: First East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, scarcer mail from Kisumu to Khartoum only, bs 18/2, franked Kenya and Uganda 70c canc Kisumu cds, fine strike red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall). Plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.
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