Lot Number: 3

(Airship) First Trans-Atlantic crossing to Lakehurst, bs New York 16/10, and on to Qebec bs 17/10, oval blue flight cachet, plain cover franked 4Rm Zeppelin stamp tied Friedrichshafen/Luftpost cds.

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Date: 1928, Oct 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Airship

Description: First Trans-Atlantic crossing to Lakehurst, bs New York 16/10, and on to Qebec bs 17/10, oval blue flight cachet, plain cover franked 4Rm Zeppelin stamp tied Friedrichshafen/Luftpost cds.
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Lot Number: 58

(Belgium) Antwerp to Vienna, 15/5 arrival ds on front, scarce F/F of the Antwerp-Vienna leg of the Ostend-Brussels (Antwerp)-Koln-Munich- Wien service, plain cover franked 4F90c, canc Antwerpen 15.V.28, red 'Nur Mit Flugpost, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt Nr 1 Stuttgart, and black framed bilingual 'Per Vliegtuig' hand stamps. See flight 28.15 'Der Flugpost von Osterreich', RF Kohl 1998, Cat 700 Punkt (£260 GBP).

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Date: 1928, May 15
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Antwerp to Vienna, 15/5 arrival ds on front, scarce F/F of the Antwerp-Vienna leg of the Ostend-Brussels (Antwerp)-Koln-Munich- Wien service, plain cover franked 4F90c, canc Antwerpen 15.V.28, red 'Nur Mit Flugpost, red framed 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt Nr 1 Stuttgart, and black framed bilingual 'Per Vliegtuig' hand stamps. See flight 28.15 'Der Flugpost von Osterreich', RF Kohl 1998, Cat 700 Punkt (£260 GBP).
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Lot Number: 59

(Belgium) Unlisted inaugural flight Ostende to London, bs London Hooded 15 My 28 registered arrival ds, registere (label) cover franked 2F50 canc Ostende 15.5.1928, black/green First Flight Premier Vol/1. Flug/der neuen Luftpostlinie/Ostende-London/am 15.5.1928" (The new airmail line/Ostende-London),   blue/black trilingual airmail etiquette,

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Date: 1928, May 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Unlisted inaugural flight Ostende to London, bs London Hooded 15 My 28 registered arrival ds, registere (label) cover franked 2F50 canc Ostende 15.5.1928, black/green First Flight Premier Vol/1. Flug/der neuen Luftpostlinie/Ostende-London/am 15.5.1928" (The new airmail line/Ostende-London), blue/black trilingual airmail etiquette,
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Lot Number: 96

(Canada) Jackson Mannion to Hawkesbury, 25/2, cover franked with 3c. red plus Western Canada Airways Service CL 40) label tied wavy lined CANCELLED.

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Date: 1928, Feb 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Canada

Description: Jackson Mannion to Hawkesbury, 25/2, cover franked with 3c. red plus Western Canada Airways Service CL 40) label tied wavy lined CANCELLED.
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Lot Number: 97

(Canada) F/F Montreal to Toronto, bs 22/9, airmail cover franked Canada's First Airmail Stamp 5c, official boxed flight cachet, see The Airmails of Canada and Newfoundland, cat #2845a.

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Date: 1928, Sep 22
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Canada

Description: F/F Montreal to Toronto, bs 22/9, airmail cover franked Canada's First Airmail Stamp 5c, official boxed flight cachet, see The Airmails of Canada and Newfoundland, cat #2845a.
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Lot Number: 169

(GB External) Imperial Airways experimental airmail, intended last flight Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, ms "By Flying Boat". It was posted in Liverpool in time for the flight to Belfast but, due to thick fog.it was carried by surface.



Mail carried n the 'Calcutta' flying boat.

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Date: 1928, Oct 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways experimental airmail, intended last flight Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, ms "By Flying Boat". It was posted in Liverpool in time for the flight to Belfast but, due to thick fog.it was carried by surface. Mail carried n the 'Calcutta' flying boat.
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Lot Number: 314

(Malta) F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then  RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.

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Date: 1928, May 23
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Malta

Description: F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.
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Lot Number: 516

(United States Internal) Reopening of Lands Downe Air Field, airmail cover franked 5c canc Youngstown cds, and on to Detroit 8/9, fine strike circular magenta commemorative cachet, signed by Clifford Ball. The airport was dedicated as Lansds Downe Field in late October 1926 and was named after Lieutenant Commander Zachary Lansds Downe commander of the US Navy airship USS Shenandoah. It was the first airport in Youngstown and the first in the region to see airmail service.

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Date: 1928, Sep 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States Internal

Description: Reopening of Lands Downe Air Field, airmail cover franked 5c canc Youngstown cds, and on to Detroit 8/9, fine strike circular magenta commemorative cachet, signed by Clifford Ball. The airport was dedicated as Lansds Downe Field in late October 1926 and was named after Lieutenant Commander Zachary Lansds Downe commander of the US Navy airship USS Shenandoah. It was the first airport in Youngstown and the first in the region to see airmail service.
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