Lot Number: 94

(Canada) Winter flight, scarce direct F/F Charlottown to Grindstone Island, bs 11/1, plain cover franked 2c Canc Charlottown cds. Mail was placed aboard the regular Moncton-Grindstone Island plane which stopped at Charlottown on that date (11.3.28). Large rectangular area of even toning verso, otherwise fine, see scan.

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Date: 1928, Mar 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Canada

Description: Winter flight, scarce direct F/F Charlottown to Grindstone Island, bs 11/1, plain cover franked 2c Canc Charlottown cds. Mail was placed aboard the regular Moncton-Grindstone Island plane which stopped at Charlottown on that date (11.3.28). Large rectangular area of even toning verso, otherwise fine, see scan.
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Lot Number: 95

(Canada) First flight Montreal to Toronto using the newly issued 5c air stamp, blue framed three line  'This mail was Carried By/Postal Aeroplane'.

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Date: 1928, Sep 22
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Canada

Description: First flight Montreal to Toronto using the newly issued 5c air stamp, blue framed three line 'This mail was Carried By/Postal Aeroplane'.
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Lot Number: 158

(GB External) F/F Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 29/9, franked 2 1/2d, blue/grey printed souvenir cover, green four line flight cachet.

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Date: 1928, Sep 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 29/9, franked 2 1/2d, blue/grey printed souvenir cover, green four line flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 159

(GB External) London to Giradot,  black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/14.XII.1928/Giradot' arrival cds verso, via Cartagena, 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Cartagena' cds on front, acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc Kensington cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Small closed non invasive top edge tear, does not detract, see scan.

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Date: 1928, Nov 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Giradot, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/14.XII.1928/Giradot' arrival cds verso, via Cartagena, 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Cartagena' cds on front, acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc Kensington cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Small closed non invasive top edge tear, does not detract, see scan.
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Lot Number: 291

(India) First issue of Indian Air Mail label inscribed 'Air Mail' in white on blue background, Basra-Cairo airpost, Karachi to London, no arrival ds, via Basra  23/3, buff envelope with printed 'Air Mail/Basra-Cairo' in red,  franked 5 annas, canc Karachi cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs.

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Date: 1928, Mar 16
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: First issue of Indian Air Mail label inscribed 'Air Mail' in white on blue background, Basra-Cairo airpost, Karachi to London, no arrival ds, via Basra 23/3, buff envelope with printed 'Air Mail/Basra-Cairo' in red, franked 5 annas, canc Karachi cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs.
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Lot Number: 292

(India) First combined Basra-Cairo and Marseilles-London airmail service, Bombay to London, buff envelope with 'Marseilles-London Air Service' printed in red in top lh corner, franked 5 annas canc Bombay cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, pair tied dark blue/white airmail etiquettes. Scarce item in very fine condition.

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Date: 1928, May 4
Est. price: £125.00
Category: India

Description: First combined Basra-Cairo and Marseilles-London airmail service, Bombay to London, buff envelope with 'Marseilles-London Air Service' printed in red in top lh corner, franked 5 annas canc Bombay cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, pair tied dark blue/white airmail etiquettes. Scarce item in very fine condition.
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Lot Number: 293

(India) Indo-Burma Flight, By Dutch Plane, 1st Official Mail, 1/4 anna PSC addressed to Genral Ridgeway and tied Park Street/ Calcutta, Sep 20 1928 postmark, to PSE Rangoon G.P.O. Sep 21 1928, arival cds on front. Card signed by Stephen H. Smith and carried on the Calcutta, India-Rangoon, Burma, leg of K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines 1st Official Experimental Airmail from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies, by Captain G. A. Koppen.

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Date: 1928, Sep 20
Est. price: £185.00
Category: India

Description: Indo-Burma Flight, By Dutch Plane, 1st Official Mail, 1/4 anna PSC addressed to Genral Ridgeway and tied Park Street/ Calcutta, Sep 20 1928 postmark, to PSE Rangoon G.P.O. Sep 21 1928, arival cds on front. Card signed by Stephen H. Smith and carried on the Calcutta, India-Rangoon, Burma, leg of K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines 1st Official Experimental Airmail from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies, by Captain G. A. Koppen.
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Lot Number: 372

(Recovered/Salvaged Mail) Philadelphia, CAM 19 first flight New York-Atlanta, airmail cover franked 10c air canc NY cds, official magenta flight cachet. Identified by Philadelphia 'May 1/9.30pm/28' bs, AAMC 280501.

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Date: 1928, May 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged Mail

Description: Philadelphia, CAM 19 first flight New York-Atlanta, airmail cover franked 10c air canc NY cds, official magenta flight cachet. Identified by Philadelphia 'May 1/9.30pm/28' bs, AAMC 280501.
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Lot Number: 375

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Commercial first flight, MEXICO  CITY - PARIS', via Nuevo Laredo ( Mexican Border), 2/10,  transferred to Laredo (Texas  Border), 3/10. flown  via Dallas - Atlanta - Washington  to New York,  Mexican airmail label cancelled by unframed violet double  bar JUSQU'A  applied  at  Varick Street   Foreign Exchange Office New  York 5/10,  on  by  Mail  Steamship  Service to  Europe (see Mc Queens  book  on "JUSQU'A  MARKINGS " list's this type first seen  from  1929  to 1932.), official F/F cachet verso. Full description of route with confirmatory transit cancellations.

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Date: 1928, Oct 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial first flight, MEXICO CITY - PARIS', via Nuevo Laredo ( Mexican Border), 2/10, transferred to Laredo (Texas Border), 3/10. flown via Dallas - Atlanta - Washington to New York, Mexican airmail label cancelled by unframed violet double bar JUSQU'A applied at Varick Street Foreign Exchange Office New York 5/10, on by Mail Steamship Service to Europe (see Mc Queens book on "JUSQU'A MARKINGS " list's this type first seen from 1929 to 1932.), official F/F cachet verso. Full description of route with confirmatory transit cancellations.
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