Lot Number: 16

(Airship) Flown cover Tacoma to Evansville, no b/s, green/white etiquette intended for mail carried by Airship Akron and  descibed by Mair ( page 497) as "a great rarity"

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Date: 1932, Jun 8
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Airship

Description: Flown cover Tacoma to Evansville, no b/s, green/white etiquette intended for mail carried by Airship Akron and descibed by Mair ( page 497) as "a great rarity"
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Lot Number: 17

(Airship) USN Airship 'Akron' Tactical Training Flight from Lakehurst Aug 1, 1932 and return Aug 2, attractive Roessler red 'Dirigable Mail' souvenir card franked 8c, canc Lakehurst cds, official violet rectangular flight cachet on front , and blue flight cachet verso, .

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Date: 1932, Aug 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Airship

Description: USN Airship 'Akron' Tactical Training Flight from Lakehurst Aug 1, 1932 and return Aug 2, attractive Roessler red 'Dirigable Mail' souvenir card franked 8c, canc Lakehurst cds, official violet rectangular flight cachet on front , and blue flight cachet verso, .
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Lot Number: 18

(Airship) Brazil, Recife to Friedrichshafen, bs 19/10, Aeropostale company cover, minor lower lh corner stain (see scan), franked 3700R fine strike blue flight confirmation hs.

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Date: 1932, Oct 16
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Airship

Description: Brazil, Recife to Friedrichshafen, bs 19/10, Aeropostale company cover, minor lower lh corner stain (see scan), franked 3700R fine strike blue flight confirmation hs.
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Lot Number: 90

(Canada) F/F Edmonton to Fort McMurray, bs, black octagonal flight cachet on plain cover, black/yellow grey company stamp CL51 verso, Canadian Airways Ltd.

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Date: 1932, Dec 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Canada

Description: F/F Edmonton to Fort McMurray, bs, black octagonal flight cachet on plain cover, black/yellow grey company stamp CL51 verso, Canadian Airways Ltd.
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Lot Number: 93

(Chile) Chile, Valpariso to Melbourne, Australia 5/10, miss sent to Vienna 24/9 arrival cds on front cancelling attractive red/black airmail etiquette, airmail cover franked 4P90 on front and 80c verso. Carried by the Aeropostale accelerated "air-sea-air" service, Air by CGA to Natal, then "Aviso" to Dakar, then air AF to Marseille. Small top edge nibbles, see image.

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Date: 1932, Sep 6
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Chile

Description: Chile, Valpariso to Melbourne, Australia 5/10, miss sent to Vienna 24/9 arrival cds on front cancelling attractive red/black airmail etiquette, airmail cover franked 4P90 on front and 80c verso. Carried by the Aeropostale accelerated "air-sea-air" service, Air by CGA to Natal, then "Aviso" to Dakar, then air AF to Marseille. Small top edge nibbles, see image.
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Lot Number: 101

(Cyprus) First despatch of mail from Cyprus, Nicosia to London, franked 2 1/2 pi, airmail etiquette cover, franked 3 1/2p, ms "First flight Cyprus to England", black/dark blue etiquette, Imperial Airways. 75 flown.

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Date: 1932, Apr 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Cyprus

Description: First despatch of mail from Cyprus, Nicosia to London, franked 2 1/2 pi, airmail etiquette cover, franked 3 1/2p, ms "First flight Cyprus to England", black/dark blue etiquette, Imperial Airways. 75 flown.
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Lot Number: 102

(DOX) DOX trans Atlantic flight America-Europe, bs Berlin 27/5, cover posted on board stamped 'AFFRANCHISEMENT PERCU 6RM' tied by 'Dornier/19 Mai 32/1929' cds, also private purple cachet 'America Europa Flugschiff DO-X'.

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Date: 1932, May 19
Est. price: £100.00
Category: DOX

Description: DOX trans Atlantic flight America-Europe, bs Berlin 27/5, cover posted on board stamped 'AFFRANCHISEMENT PERCU 6RM' tied by 'Dornier/19 Mai 32/1929' cds, also private purple cachet 'America Europa Flugschiff DO-X'.
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Lot Number: 125

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, HANOI to DORDOGNE, carried on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted 9/6, left Saigon bs 10/6 and arrived Marseilles bs 19/6. By Indochina Railway to Saigon, landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and  flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, blue grey/black etiquette, ms 'Par Avion', black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all Tonkin letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee + 5c/0-20g ordinary. Great routing.

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Date: 1932, Jun 9
Est. price: £40.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, HANOI to DORDOGNE, carried on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted 9/6, left Saigon bs 10/6 and arrived Marseilles bs 19/6. By Indochina Railway to Saigon, landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, blue grey/black etiquette, ms 'Par Avion', black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all Tonkin letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee + 5c/0-20g ordinary. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 202

(Germany) Attractive DLH/KLM airmail Berlin to London franked 45pg canc Berlin/Charlottenburg cds,fine strikes 'Mit Luftpost/Par AvioN' hs's front and verso.

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Date: 1932, Apr 4
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Germany

Description: Attractive DLH/KLM airmail Berlin to London franked 45pg canc Berlin/Charlottenburg cds,fine strikes 'Mit Luftpost/Par AvioN' hs's front and verso.
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Lot Number: 231

(India) India to GB, LORALAH to SHOEBURYNESS, airmail carried on IAW service IW 177, departed Karachi 24/8 on Hadrian, departed Galilee 27/8 on Scipio, arrived London 30/8 on Heracles. plain airmail etiquette cover franked 8 1/2 annas canc fine strike Loralah cds. Very scarce origin. Non airmail inward covers exist , but this is the first  outward airmail we have ever seen.

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Date: 1932, Aug 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: India to GB, LORALAH to SHOEBURYNESS, airmail carried on IAW service IW 177, departed Karachi 24/8 on Hadrian, departed Galilee 27/8 on Scipio, arrived London 30/8 on Heracles. plain airmail etiquette cover franked 8 1/2 annas canc fine strike Loralah cds. Very scarce origin. Non airmail inward covers exist , but this is the first outward airmail we have ever seen.
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Lot Number: 300

(New Zealand) Wellington-Danneverke survey flights, Masterton to Danneverke, bs 16/3, cachet.

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Date: 1932, Mar 16
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Wellington-Danneverke survey flights, Masterton to Danneverke, bs 16/3, cachet.
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Lot Number: 301

(New Zealand) Wellington-Danneverke survey flights, Pahiatua to Woodville, bs 16/3, cachet.

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Date: 1932, Mar 16
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Wellington-Danneverke survey flights, Pahiatua to Woodville, bs 16/3, cachet.
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Lot Number: 302

(New Zealand) Wellington-Danneverke survey flights, Woodville-Masterton, bs 16/3, cachet.

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Date: 1932, Mar 16
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Wellington-Danneverke survey flights, Woodville-Masterton, bs 16/3, cachet.
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Lot Number: 303

(New Zealand) Auckland-North Auckland Survey flight, Dargannville-Whangarei, bs, cachet.

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Date: 1932, Apr 30
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland-North Auckland Survey flight, Dargannville-Whangarei, bs, cachet.
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Lot Number: 304

(New Zealand) Auckland to Salisbury, S. Rhodesia bs 6/8, first New Zealand acceptance for the Cairo-Cape route, airmail etiquette cover franked 10d, violet boxed "New Zealand- Africa/First Official Air Mail/from Auckland 30th June 1932/by India-Egypt, Egypt-South Africa/Air Services" cachet, Imperial Airways, scare. Few light tone spots, see image..

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Date: 1932, Jun 28
Est. price: £70.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland to Salisbury, S. Rhodesia bs 6/8, first New Zealand acceptance for the Cairo-Cape route, airmail etiquette cover franked 10d, violet boxed "New Zealand- Africa/First Official Air Mail/from Auckland 30th June 1932/by India-Egypt, Egypt-South Africa/Air Services" cachet, Imperial Airways, scare. Few light tone spots, see image..
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Lot Number: 305

(New Zealand) Gisborne to Cape Town, bs 9/1/33, registered airmail cover franked 1/5d canc Gisborne cds, ms 'Per Karachi-Cairo/Air Mail'. What took so long? Image.

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Date: 1932, Nov 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Gisborne to Cape Town, bs 9/1/33, registered airmail cover franked 1/5d canc Gisborne cds, ms 'Per Karachi-Cairo/Air Mail'. What took so long? Image.
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Lot Number: 306

(New Zealand) Christmas Airmail Flights, Blenheim-Tumaruu, bs 24/12, cachet

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Date: 1932, Dec 24
Est. price: £15.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Christmas Airmail Flights, Blenheim-Tumaruu, bs 24/12, cachet
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Lot Number: 307

(New Zealand) Christmas Airmail Flights, Gisborne-Timaru, bs 24/12, red cachet

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Date: 1932, Dec 24
Est. price: £15.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Christmas Airmail Flights, Gisborne-Timaru, bs 24/12, red cachet
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Lot Number: 308

(New Zealand) Christmas Airmail Flights, New Plymouth to Auckland-Timaru, bs 24/12, cachet. Few tone spots, see scan.

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Date: 1932, Dec 24
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Christmas Airmail Flights, New Plymouth to Auckland-Timaru, bs 24/12, cachet. Few tone spots, see scan.
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Lot Number: 309

(New Zealand) Christmas Airmail Flights, Palmerston North to Wellington, bs 24/12, cachet

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Date: 1932, Dec 24
Est. price: £15.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Christmas Airmail Flights, Palmerston North to Wellington, bs 24/12, cachet
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Lot Number: 331

(Northern Rhodesia) Northern Rhodesia to UK , MPIKA to LONDON, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service AN 72 which left one day late 23/7 on 'C.Karachi', arriving Brindisi 29/7 on 'Scipio', on by rail to Paris 31/7, arriving Croydon 1/8 on 'Scipio', readdressed 2 August (d/s). FRANKED 10d for air rate. Non invasive closed tear top edge front, see scan.

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Date: 1932, Jul 19
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: Northern Rhodesia to UK , MPIKA to LONDON, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service AN 72 which left one day late 23/7 on 'C.Karachi', arriving Brindisi 29/7 on 'Scipio', on by rail to Paris 31/7, arriving Croydon 1/8 on 'Scipio', readdressed 2 August (d/s). FRANKED 10d for air rate. Non invasive closed tear top edge front, see scan.
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Lot Number: 342

(Philippines) Early airmail Philippines to Sweden, Manila to Stockholm, attractive red/cream/blue airmail cover franked 36c x2, fine strike violet framed 'Par Avion/Singapore/Via Air Mail' directional hand stamp

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Date: 1932, Oct 3
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Philippines

Description: Early airmail Philippines to Sweden, Manila to Stockholm, attractive red/cream/blue airmail cover franked 36c x2, fine strike violet framed 'Par Avion/Singapore/Via Air Mail' directional hand stamp
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Lot Number: 352

(Recovered/Salvaged) SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc  'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged

Description: SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc 'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 370

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) France to Egypt, PARIS TO CAIRO on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted Paris 13/7 cds,  leaving Marseilles 14/7, carried by flying boat to Beirut 15/7, and (likely) on by air to Cairo bs 16/7. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, franked F5.50 for likely carriage 'all the way' by air to include Lebanon to Marseille F3/10g air fee + 50c/0-20/g colonial. Good routing.

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Date: 1932, Jul 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France to Egypt, PARIS TO CAIRO on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted Paris 13/7 cds, leaving Marseilles 14/7, carried by flying boat to Beirut 15/7, and (likely) on by air to Cairo bs 16/7. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, franked F5.50 for likely carriage 'all the way' by air to include Lebanon to Marseille F3/10g air fee + 50c/0-20/g colonial. Good routing.
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Lot Number: 371

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa To Germany, YEOVILLE (JOHANNESBURG) TO BERLIN by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN88 which left Cape Town 9/11 on C.Baghdad, arriving Brindisi 18/11 on Scipio flying boat via Khartoum 15/11 on C.Coventry. On by surface to Berlin 20/11 arrival ds. Registered 4d PE with additional 2/-,  RATED 2/4 for 4d registration plus 2/- for double air rate.

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Date: 1932, Nov 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa To Germany, YEOVILLE (JOHANNESBURG) TO BERLIN by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN88 which left Cape Town 9/11 on C.Baghdad, arriving Brindisi 18/11 on Scipio flying boat via Khartoum 15/11 on C.Coventry. On by surface to Berlin 20/11 arrival ds. Registered 4d PE with additional 2/-, RATED 2/4 for 4d registration plus 2/- for double air rate.
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Lot Number: 372

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Airmail India to Morocco, KARACHI to TANGIER, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW 190  by 'Hadrian' which left Karachi 23/11 cds, via Galilee 27/11 on 'Sylvanus' arriving one day late at Paris 29/11 on 'Heracles'. By French airline to Marseilles, bs 30/11 and on to Morocco bs BPO Tangier 2/12 and , readdressed to UK.  Airmail etiquette cover with embossed green logo on flap  RATED 9 1/2 annas Some rough top edge opening..

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Date: 1932, Nov 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail India to Morocco, KARACHI to TANGIER, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW 190 by 'Hadrian' which left Karachi 23/11 cds, via Galilee 27/11 on 'Sylvanus' arriving one day late at Paris 29/11 on 'Heracles'. By French airline to Marseilles, bs 30/11 and on to Morocco bs BPO Tangier 2/12 and , readdressed to UK. Airmail etiquette cover with embossed green logo on flap RATED 9 1/2 annas Some rough top edge opening..
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Lot Number: 401

(South Africa) Windhoek to London, bs Liverpool and Anglesey,18/2,  for carriage on the 1st schedule flight northbound between London and Cape Town , registered (hs) cover franked South West Africa 1/10d tied Windhoek commemorative postmark.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Windhoek to London, bs Liverpool and Anglesey,18/2, for carriage on the 1st schedule flight northbound between London and Cape Town , registered (hs) cover franked South West Africa 1/10d tied Windhoek commemorative postmark.
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Lot Number: 402

(South Africa) First scheduled flight northbound between London and Cape Town, Cape Town to London, airmail etiquette cover  franked 1/-.  'Cape Town, South Africa / to London England/January 27th 1932 'label on front.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First scheduled flight northbound between London and Cape Town, Cape Town to London, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-. 'Cape Town, South Africa / to London England/January 27th 1932 'label on front.
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Lot Number: 403

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but  forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 404

(South Africa) Interrupted flight KImberley to Moshi, bs 7/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight KImberley to Moshi, bs 7/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 426

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, uncommon and attractive souvenir cover franked 10d, Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled. Interesting.

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, uncommon and attractive souvenir cover franked 10d, Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 428

(St Vincent) Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.

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Date: 1932, Jul 29
Est. price: £50.00
Category: St Vincent

Description: Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.
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Lot Number: 451

(Tunisia) Aerophilatelic Expo, Tunis to Marseilles,, bs, attractive blue/white/purple souvenir card, franked 1F50, large violet circular Expo cachet, green/white Expo vignette, light blue/black airmail etiquette. Attractive item.

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Date: 1932, May 16
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Tunisia

Description: Aerophilatelic Expo, Tunis to Marseilles,, bs, attractive blue/white/purple souvenir card, franked 1F50, large violet circular Expo cachet, green/white Expo vignette, light blue/black airmail etiquette. Attractive item.
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