Lot Number: 58

(Airship) Aug 7, 1926, Round the World Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, bs 10/8, PPC franked 53c, canc New York Aug 6 cds, large violet US confirmation cachet.

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Date: 1929, Aug 7
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Airship

Description: Aug 7, 1926, Round the World Flight, Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, bs 10/8, PPC franked 53c, canc New York Aug 6 cds, large violet US confirmation cachet.
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Lot Number: 66

(Australia) First dispatch from Malta to connect with the Australian airmail service between Perth  (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia), registered airmail etiquette cover, franked Malta 6d air mail fee, 1/2d Empire Letter Rate & 3d registration fee, canc Reg.Malta oval ds, bs Perth 4 Jun 29, Brisbane 10 Jun 20 & Woolloongabba 10 Jun 29. The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide service.  .

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Date: 1929, May 9
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: First dispatch from Malta to connect with the Australian airmail service between Perth (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia), registered airmail etiquette cover, franked Malta 6d air mail fee, 1/2d Empire Letter Rate & 3d registration fee, canc Reg.Malta oval ds, bs Perth 4 Jun 29, Brisbane 10 Jun 20 & Woolloongabba 10 Jun 29. The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide service. .
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Lot Number: 67

(Australia) W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, Ironed vertical crease, see image.
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Date: 1929, Jun 6
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Australia

Description: W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, Ironed vertical crease, see image. .
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Lot Number: 141

(France) Early airmail, France to Syria, MARSEILLE TO ANTIOCHE, leaving Marseille Gare bs 2/11 and carried by A.U.L.O. (Air Union-Lignes D'Orient) by air to Beirut bs 5/11 and car to Damascus,  then on by surface to Antioche bs 7/11 (formerly in Syria now in Turkey). Printed corner cover, franked F5.00 Merson + 25c colonial, red/black airmail etiquette, RATED  F5.50 ( 5F/10g up to 12/12/29  + 50c ordinary). An early airmail to an uncommon destination.

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Date: 1929, Nov 2
Est. price: £40.00
Category: France

Description: Early airmail, France to Syria, MARSEILLE TO ANTIOCHE, leaving Marseille Gare bs 2/11 and carried by A.U.L.O. (Air Union-Lignes D'Orient) by air to Beirut bs 5/11 and car to Damascus, then on by surface to Antioche bs 7/11 (formerly in Syria now in Turkey). Printed corner cover, franked F5.00 Merson + 25c colonial, red/black airmail etiquette, RATED F5.50 ( 5F/10g up to 12/12/29 + 50c ordinary). An early airmail to an uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 201

(GB External) F/F London to Karachi, addressed c/o The Khangin Oil Co Ltd, Naft Kanch (Iraq), bs 6/4, via Baghdad 5/4, franked 6d canc Birmingham cds, fine strike red three line "First Direct Service/ London Indian Air mail/ 30 March 1929" cachet. Underpaid, 'Tax Due/Baghdad'. tombstone hs tying stamps and cachet, ms '1/2oz' and ms '-/2/-'. The air fee was increased from 3d to 4d on 30/3/29, the postage fee was 2 1/2d, so this cover was 1/2d underpaid. According to Newall only two covers were carried from London to Baghdad, see p293. A nice 'F/F'/'underpaid' combination.

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Date: 1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Karachi, addressed c/o The Khangin Oil Co Ltd, Naft Kanch (Iraq), bs 6/4, via Baghdad 5/4, franked 6d canc Birmingham cds, fine strike red three line "First Direct Service/ London Indian Air mail/ 30 March 1929" cachet. Underpaid, 'Tax Due/Baghdad'. tombstone hs tying stamps and cachet, ms '1/2oz' and ms '-/2/-'. The air fee was increased from 3d to 4d on 30/3/29, the postage fee was 2 1/2d, so this cover was 1/2d underpaid. According to Newall only two covers were carried from London to Baghdad, see p293. A nice 'F/F'/'underpaid' combination.
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Lot Number: 202

(GB External) Imperial Airways first flight London to India, bs Bombay GPO 9/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d The route taken is of interest showing the lack of cooperation by the Italian authorities who declined to allow flights over their territories by way of France or Switzerland. An airliner carried the mail to Basle, from there it was taken by train overnight to Genoa,  then by flying boat to plane to Alexandria via Rome, Naples, Corfu, Athens, Crete and Tobruk. and from there it was flown on the city of Jerusalem to Karachi.

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Date: 1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways first flight London to India, bs Bombay GPO 9/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d The route taken is of interest showing the lack of cooperation by the Italian authorities who declined to allow flights over their territories by way of France or Switzerland. An airliner carried the mail to Basle, from there it was taken by train overnight to Genoa, then by flying boat to plane to Alexandria via Rome, Naples, Corfu, Athens, Crete and Tobruk. and from there it was flown on the city of Jerusalem to Karachi.
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Lot Number: 203

(GB External) Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the experimental return flight from London to Galway, b/s single line cds "Galway 26 Au 29".plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon cds, 3.15pm, typed 'By First Experimental Air Mail/Croydon to Galway'.  Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112.

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Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the experimental return flight from London to Galway, b/s single line cds "Galway 26 Au 29".plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon cds, 3.15pm, typed 'By First Experimental Air Mail/Croydon to Galway'. Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112.
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Lot Number: 204

(GB External) Galway to Montreal, cover intended to be flown on the experimental return flight from London to Galway, thence to New York by sea, then onward to Montreal. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc 'Croydon Surrey/Aug 26 1929' cds tying dark blue/back airmail etiquette, also tied by a purple double bar Jusqu'a applied in New York, typed 'By Air Mail Croydon-Galway I.F.S./thence to New York by German packet'. Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the  return flight.  Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112. The German packet could well have been the SS Karlsruhe, which docked in Galway early on 26th August, 1929. Interesting. Image.

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Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: Galway to Montreal, cover intended to be flown on the experimental return flight from London to Galway, thence to New York by sea, then onward to Montreal. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc 'Croydon Surrey/Aug 26 1929' cds tying dark blue/back airmail etiquette, also tied by a purple double bar Jusqu'a applied in New York, typed 'By Air Mail Croydon-Galway I.F.S./thence to New York by German packet'. Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the return flight. Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112. The German packet could well have been the SS Karlsruhe, which docked in Galway early on 26th August, 1929. Interesting. Image.
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Lot Number: 356

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana, Patras to USA, bs New York 29/8 carried on F/F revised route Patras to Brindisi, bs 20/8 via Turin 22/8, registerd (abel) cover franked 13Dr (5Dr surface, 8 Dr AEI air surcharge (3D printd matter + 5Dr reg). Turin was distribution centre for USA-Italy mail, from where it would have been forwarded to Genoa to await carriage to USA by ship. Nice item with good routing. Written up and displayed on album page.

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Date: 1929, Aug 17
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana, Patras to USA, bs New York 29/8 carried on F/F revised route Patras to Brindisi, bs 20/8 via Turin 22/8, registerd (abel) cover franked 13Dr (5Dr surface, 8 Dr AEI air surcharge (3D printd matter + 5Dr reg). Turin was distribution centre for USA-Italy mail, from where it would have been forwarded to Genoa to await carriage to USA by ship. Nice item with good routing. Written up and displayed on album page.
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Lot Number: 370

(India) F/F Karachi to London, uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed "1st Flight /India-Great Britain" in red and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in blue,  franked 8a canc Karachi cds tying 1929 etiquette rated scarce by Mair, black dr "By Air" hs, 'Stephen Smith' printed in blue verso.

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Date: 1929, Apr 5
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Karachi to London, uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed "1st Flight /India-Great Britain" in red and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in blue, franked 8a canc Karachi cds tying 1929 etiquette rated scarce by Mair, black dr "By Air" hs, 'Stephen Smith' printed in blue verso.
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Lot Number: 371

(India) Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).

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Date: 1929, Apr 19
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).
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Lot Number: 372

(India) Scarce signature, carried on third IAW flight from India to London, official OHMS envelope with embossed logo verso, from the office of the Director of Civil Aviation in India, franked 4 annas 'Service' opt on front uncancelled but tied by black double ring 'By Air' hs, also and 1anna 'Service' opt x4 verso, signed on front by Lt Col Shelmerdine who was the first Director General of Civil Aviation in India.

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Date: 1929, Apr 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Scarce signature, carried on third IAW flight from India to London, official OHMS envelope with embossed logo verso, from the office of the Director of Civil Aviation in India, franked 4 annas 'Service' opt on front uncancelled but tied by black double ring 'By Air' hs, also and 1anna 'Service' opt x4 verso, signed on front by Lt Col Shelmerdine who was the first Director General of Civil Aviation in India.
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Lot Number: 373

(India) Indian State Air Service, F/F Jhodpur to Delhi, boxed Karachi-Delhi-Karachi first flight cachet, 1929 etiquete rated scarce by Mair.

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Date: 1929, Dec 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: India

Description: Indian State Air Service, F/F Jhodpur to Delhi, boxed Karachi-Delhi-Karachi first flight cachet, 1929 etiquete rated scarce by Mair.
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Lot Number: 400

(Iraq) Imperial Airways England-India via Baghdad, first regular service Baghdad to Karachi, bs 6/4,  plain cover franked 4 1/2a canc. Baghdad cds, scarce purple oval cachet "Airmail/England-India Route/Baghdad/April 3, 1929/First Flight".

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Date: 1929, Apr 4
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Iraq

Description: Imperial Airways England-India via Baghdad, first regular service Baghdad to Karachi, bs 6/4, plain cover franked 4 1/2a canc. Baghdad cds, scarce purple oval cachet "Airmail/England-India Route/Baghdad/April 3, 1929/First Flight".
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Lot Number: 404

(Japan) F/F Osaka to Seoul, arrival ds on front, special card franked 33 sen air, red/white/blue Japanese airmail label

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Date: 1929, Oct 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Japan

Description: F/F Osaka to Seoul, arrival ds on front, special card franked 33 sen air, red/white/blue Japanese airmail label
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Lot Number: 405

(Japan) F/F Osaka to Tokyo, arrival ds on front, special card franked  18 sen air, red/white/blue Japanese airmail label.

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Date: 1929, Oct 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Japan

Description: F/F Osaka to Tokyo, arrival ds on front, special card franked 18 sen air, red/white/blue Japanese airmail label.
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Lot Number: 406

(Japan) F/F Osaka to Fukuoka, arrival ds on front, special card franked 8 sen air, red/white/blue Japanese airmail label, red framed Japanese 'airmail' chop.

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Date: 1929, Oct 10
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Japan

Description: F/F Osaka to Fukuoka, arrival ds on front, special card franked 8 sen air, red/white/blue Japanese airmail label, red framed Japanese 'airmail' chop.
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Lot Number: 436

(Mexico) First flight airmail cover Mexico City to NY bs.

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Date: 1929, Mar 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Mexico

Description: First flight airmail cover Mexico City to NY bs.
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Lot Number: 437

(Mexico) Special Flight in Memory of Emilio Carranza who crashed in New Jersey, green/cream printed souvenir cover franked 5, 10, 15, and 20c of FDI of the first anniverary of Carranza's death , special purple flight cachet verso, flown to New York.

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Date: 1929, Jul 12
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Mexico

Description: Special Flight in Memory of Emilio Carranza who crashed in New Jersey, green/cream printed souvenir cover franked 5, 10, 15, and 20c of FDI of the first anniverary of Carranza's death , special purple flight cachet verso, flown to New York.
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Lot Number: 438

(Mexico) Special flight to commemorate the lfe of the famous Mexican pilot Emilio Carranza,  corner cover franked 35 c and a small 'Save the Children' vignette all tied by 'Servicio Aereo/Mexico DF' cds, fine strike large blue commemorative hs.

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Date: 1929, Jul 12
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Mexico

Description: Special flight to commemorate the lfe of the famous Mexican pilot Emilio Carranza, corner cover franked 35 c and a small 'Save the Children' vignette all tied by 'Servicio Aereo/Mexico DF' cds, fine strike large blue commemorative hs.
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Lot Number: 472

(Panama) Inaugural FAM 5, Panama to Miami, franked 2c National + 25c air,canc Agencia Postal Panama cds, violet two line 'Panamerican Airways Inc/Primer Vuelo' and double ring F/F cachets,flight cachet.  Because USPOD had not authorised Panama mail it was neither backstamped at Miami, nor forwarded from there by domestic airmail. This notwithstanding, such mail is an imprtant part of FAM 5's inaugural history.

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Date: 1929, Feb 09
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Panama

Description: Inaugural FAM 5, Panama to Miami, franked 2c National + 25c air,canc Agencia Postal Panama cds, violet two line 'Panamerican Airways Inc/Primer Vuelo' and double ring F/F cachets,flight cachet. Because USPOD had not authorised Panama mail it was neither backstamped at Miami, nor forwarded from there by domestic airmail. This notwithstanding, such mail is an imprtant part of FAM 5's inaugural history.
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Lot Number: 478

(Paraguay) Compagnie Aeroposta  Argentina, Asuncion to Buenos Aires, bs 4/2, early commercial corner cover franked $5.35 inc $2.85 airmail opt with 'full stop' instead of 'colon' variety, carried on the C.A.A. Asuncion-Buenos Aires service, fine strike blue boxed "Correo Aereo/ Rep del Paraguay" cachet used before airmail envelopes were introduced in 1930.

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Date: 1929, Feb 04
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Paraguay

Description: Compagnie Aeroposta Argentina, Asuncion to Buenos Aires, bs 4/2, early commercial corner cover franked $5.35 inc $2.85 airmail opt with 'full stop' instead of 'colon' variety, carried on the C.A.A. Asuncion-Buenos Aires service, fine strike blue boxed "Correo Aereo/ Rep del Paraguay" cachet used before airmail envelopes were introduced in 1930.
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Lot Number: 479

(Paraguay) Asuncion to Buenos Aires, bs 7/6, flown on the Compagnie Aeroposta Argentina Asuncion-Buenos Aires service, registered (label) overpaid cover franked $1.50 postage, $1.00 registration and $3.40 airmail instead of $2.85, canc violet red 'Sco Aereo Postal/6Jun 29/Paraguay' cds, violet 'Certificados Exterior/Asuncion' clock face ds verso. The Feb 26, 1929 $3.40 issued to  pay the airmail rate to Europe was used instead of $2.85.

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Date: 1929, Jun 06
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Paraguay

Description: Asuncion to Buenos Aires, bs 7/6, flown on the Compagnie Aeroposta Argentina Asuncion-Buenos Aires service, registered (label) overpaid cover franked $1.50 postage, $1.00 registration and $3.40 airmail instead of $2.85, canc violet red 'Sco Aereo Postal/6Jun 29/Paraguay' cds, violet 'Certificados Exterior/Asuncion' clock face ds verso. The Feb 26, 1929 $3.40 issued to pay the airmail rate to Europe was used instead of $2.85.
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Lot Number: 487

(Recovered/Salvaged Mail) Costes, Codos and Bellonte, France to Indo-China special flight which left 19/2/29 but a short time later developed engine trouble and had to crash land at Bondy, France.  Plain cover franked  F10 Merson + 50c canc 'Post Aerienne/France-Indochina 19/2' cds's, also Paris 16/2 cds, red/black etiquette and ms 'Par voie aerienne de France en Indochine'. Mail returned to sender with special three line violet  "Raid Interrompu/Par Accident/Retour a l'envoyer" hs,  Correctly RATED  F10.50 for F10.00 air fee and 50c colonial.  Ni 290219a
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Date: 1929, Feb 19
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged Mail

Description: Costes, Codos and Bellonte, France to Indo-China special flight which left 19/2/29 but a short time later developed engine trouble and had to crash land at Bondy, France. Plain cover franked F10 Merson + 50c canc 'Post Aerienne/France-Indochina 19/2' cds's, also Paris 16/2 cds, red/black etiquette and ms 'Par voie aerienne de France en Indochine'. Mail returned to sender with special three line violet "Raid Interrompu/Par Accident/Retour a l'envoyer" hs, Correctly RATED F10.50 for F10.00 air fee and 50c colonial. Ni 290219a 1
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Lot Number: 493

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) India to Egypt, KARACHI TO ALEXANDRIA, carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways India service IW1 from Karachi to Croydon. Arrived one day early at Baghdad 8/4 and then made an unscheduled call at Cairo on 9/4. Airmail etiquette cover posted Karachi 3/4, bs Alexandria 9/4, black double ring 'By/Air' hs, RATED 6 annas.

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Date: 1929, Apr 7
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: India to Egypt, KARACHI TO ALEXANDRIA, carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways India service IW1 from Karachi to Croydon. Arrived one day early at Baghdad 8/4 and then made an unscheduled call at Cairo on 9/4. Airmail etiquette cover posted Karachi 3/4, bs Alexandria 9/4, black double ring 'By/Air' hs, RATED 6 annas.
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