Lot Number: 6

(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: £75.00
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: 84

(Canada) Montreal-Vancouver, an official flight scheduled to be flown by Edward Dobbin. Dunlop Canada corner cover correctly rated 12c, type 'Via Airmail'.Flght cancelled because Dobbin unable to obtain insurance, so cover sent to Dead Letter Office, bs 19/7 verso. Cover returned to sender with purple two line 'Air Flight Abandoned/Letter Returned' hs on front. See AMC&NFLD, p94

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Date: 1927, Jul 6
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Canada

Description: Montreal-Vancouver, an official flight scheduled to be flown by Edward Dobbin. Dunlop Canada corner cover correctly rated 12c, type 'Via Airmail'.Flght cancelled because Dobbin unable to obtain insurance, so cover sent to Dead Letter Office, bs 19/7 verso. Cover returned to sender with purple two line 'Air Flight Abandoned/Letter Returned' hs on front. See AMC&NFLD, p94
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Lot Number: 85

(Canada) F/F Leamington to Scudder, Pele Island, bs 14/12, Patton souvenir cover franked 2c.

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Date: 1927, Dec 14
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Canada

Description: F/F Leamington to Scudder, Pele Island, bs 14/12, Patton souvenir cover franked 2c.
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Lot Number: 169

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first acceptance of UK mail for the Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, plain cover franked 3 1/2d with additional 2d for air surcharge, canc Londnon cds, dark blue/black etiquette, Basra 15/1/1927 arrival cds.

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Date: 1927, Jan 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, first acceptance of UK mail for the Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, plain cover franked 3 1/2d with additional 2d for air surcharge, canc Londnon cds, dark blue/black etiquette, Basra 15/1/1927 arrival cds.
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Lot Number: 170

(GB External) GLADSTONE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT, 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: £125.00
Category: GB External

Description: GLADSTONE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT, 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: 171

(GB External) GLADSTONE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT, 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: £125.00
Category: GB External

Description: GLADSTONE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT, 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: 259

(India) RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Peshawar, superb strike special 'Royal Air Force Display/Peshawar/24.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a verso, canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/22.2.27' cds. Top corner edge nick, does not detract.

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Date: 1927, Feb 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Peshawar, superb strike special 'Royal Air Force Display/Peshawar/24.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a verso, canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/22.2.27' cds. Top corner edge nick, does not detract.
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Lot Number: 260

(India) Imperial Airways, Bombay to London via the Cairo-Basra air mail service, bs 2/6,  special printed 'Via Air \Mail Service URGENT/Basra-Cairo' corner cover, frankeed 5 annas canc Bombay cds tied by fine strike red framed 'Air Mail Service/Basra-Cairo/9Karachi GPO'

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Date: 1927, May 26
Est. price: £45.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial Airways, Bombay to London via the Cairo-Basra air mail service, bs 2/6, special printed 'Via Air \Mail Service URGENT/Basra-Cairo' corner cover, frankeed 5 annas canc Bombay cds tied by fine strike red framed 'Air Mail Service/Basra-Cairo/9Karachi GPO'
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Lot Number: 294

(Iran ) F/F Tehran to Pehlevi, b/s, franked FDI Junkers op 10ch (x2) and 6ch, red rectangular cachet "Poste Aerienne" in English and Arabic, b/s

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Date: 1927, Feb 12
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Iran

Description: F/F Tehran to Pehlevi, b/s, franked FDI Junkers op 10ch (x2) and 6ch, red rectangular cachet "Poste Aerienne" in English and Arabic, b/s
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Lot Number: 297

(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: £60.00
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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