Lot Number: 125

(Chile) GUILLAUMET FLIGHT, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Valparaiso September 15, 1932 addressed to Husum (Germany) with arrival b/s September 27th. This cover was certainly flown across the Andes from Santiago (Chile) to Mendoza and then to Buenos Aires by famous pilot Henri Guillaumet.

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Date: 1932, Sep 15
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Chile

Description: GUILLAUMET FLIGHT, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Valparaiso September 15, 1932 addressed to Husum (Germany) with arrival b/s September 27th. This cover was certainly flown across the Andes from Santiago (Chile) to Mendoza and then to Buenos Aires by famous pilot Henri Guillaumet.
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Lot Number: 143

(France) France to Indo-China, LYON TO SAIGON carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight originating Lyon 26/5, leaving Marseille 2/6 and arriving Saigon bs 12/6. CAMS 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIB planes between Karachi and Saigon.  A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, also ms 'Par Avion' and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. DOUBLE RATED F12.50 (2x 60c air fee + 50c colonial). Attractive item.

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Date: 1932, May 25
Est. price: £40.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, LYON TO SAIGON carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight originating Lyon 26/5, leaving Marseille 2/6 and arriving Saigon bs 12/6. CAMS 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIB planes between Karachi and Saigon. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, also ms 'Par Avion' and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. DOUBLE RATED F12.50 (2x 60c air fee + 50c colonial). Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 144

(France) France to Indo-China to France, LYON TO SAIGON, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille on 23/6 and arriving Saigon (arrival cds but date unclear). Carried by flying boat  to Beirut, car/bus to Damascus, and landplane to Saigon. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, ms 'Par Avion', and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Franked F18.75, correctly TRIPLE RATED for 3x 6F/10g air fee + 75c/20-50g. Nice item.

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Date: 1932, Jun 22
Est. price: £60.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China to France, LYON TO SAIGON, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille on 23/6 and arriving Saigon (arrival cds but date unclear). Carried by flying boat to Beirut, car/bus to Damascus, and landplane to Saigon. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, ms 'Par Avion', and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Franked F18.75, correctly TRIPLE RATED for 3x 6F/10g air fee + 75c/20-50g. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 145

(France) France to Syria, COLMAR TO BEIRUT, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 24/6, leaving Marseille 29/6, arriving Beirut 30/5 and delivered bs 1.7. Carried by flying boat  to Beirut. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, ms 'Via Marseille-Athens-Beyrouth'. Correctly franked F2.50/10g for air fee + 50c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Jun 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: France to Syria, COLMAR TO BEIRUT, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 24/6, leaving Marseille 29/6, arriving Beirut 30/5 and delivered bs 1.7. Carried by flying boat to Beirut. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, ms 'Via Marseille-Athens-Beyrouth'. Correctly franked F2.50/10g for air fee + 50c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 146

(France) Joigny Aviation Meting, illustrated card franked 20c and Expo vignette tied by Joigny cds and red framed Expo cachet.

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Date: 1932, Aug 15
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Joigny Aviation Meting, illustrated card franked 20c and Expo vignette tied by Joigny cds and red framed Expo cachet.
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Lot Number: 147

(France) France to Indo-China, BORDEAUX TO SAIGON. Carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille 29/12 arriving Saigon 6/1/33 cds. Cercle Philharmonique corner cover franked 50c for surface rate but carried by air with 'Lettre Transporte/Exceptionellement Par Avio/A Titre De Propagande' hand stamp. This is a cover with insufficient postage to benefit from air transport but which the postal administration agreed to add to its mail bags by air.

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Date: 1932, Dec 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, BORDEAUX TO SAIGON. Carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille 29/12 arriving Saigon 6/1/33 cds. Cercle Philharmonique corner cover franked 50c for surface rate but carried by air with 'Lettre Transporte/Exceptionellement Par Avio/A Titre De Propagande' hand stamp. This is a cover with insufficient postage to benefit from air transport but which the postal administration agreed to add to its mail bags by air.
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Lot Number: 168

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, TOURAN (VIETNAM) TO LE VESINET, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, posted 3/5, leaving Saigon bs 9/5, arriving Marseilles bs 22/5 and delivered Le Vesinet bs 23/5. Carried by  landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut and   flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille', a red/black etiquette, and a black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 60c/10g x2 air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial. Good routing.

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Date: 1932, May 3
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, TOURAN (VIETNAM) TO LE VESINET, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, posted 3/5, leaving Saigon bs 9/5, arriving Marseilles bs 22/5 and delivered Le Vesinet bs 23/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut and flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille', a red/black etiquette, and a black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 60c/10g x2 air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial. Good routing.
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Lot Number: 169

(French Indochina) South East Indo-China to France, TRANGBANG/COCHINCHINA TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 4/5 via Saigon 6/5 cds, arriving Marseilles bs 15/5, and delivered Paris bs 17/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Attractive printed cream/yellow  'Cochinchine-France-Via Air-Orient company cover with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, red/black and  pale green/black airmail labels, and ms 'Saigon-Paris',  Correctly franked F1.30 for DOUBLE RATE 2x60c/10g air fee  + 10c/20-50g colonial.

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Date: 1932, May 6
Est. price: £45.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: South East Indo-China to France, TRANGBANG/COCHINCHINA TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 4/5 via Saigon 6/5 cds, arriving Marseilles bs 15/5, and delivered Paris bs 17/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Attractive printed cream/yellow 'Cochinchine-France-Via Air-Orient company cover with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, red/black and pale green/black airmail labels, and ms 'Saigon-Paris', Correctly franked F1.30 for DOUBLE RATE 2x60c/10g air fee + 10c/20-50g colonial.
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Lot Number: 170

(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: 171

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 10/6 leaving Saigon 10/6 arriving Marseilles bs 19/6 and delivered Paris bs 20/6. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and  flying boat to Marseille. Printed 'Parfumiere Paul Prat' commercial cover, grey/black etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille-Paris', round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34, to testify correct franking for airmail letters (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 70c = 60c /10g air fee  + 6c/0-20g colonial + 4c overpaid.

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Date: 1932, Jun 10
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 10/6 leaving Saigon 10/6 arriving Marseilles bs 19/6 and delivered Paris bs 20/6. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Printed 'Parfumiere Paul Prat' commercial cover, grey/black etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille-Paris', round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34, to testify correct franking for airmail letters (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 70c = 60c /10g air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial + 4c overpaid.
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Lot Number: 172

(French Indochina) Central Indo-China to France, DALAT/ANNAM TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 22/6, via Saigon bs 24/6 arriving Marseilles bs 6/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, grey/black etiquette, correctly franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee  + 6c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Jun 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Central Indo-China to France, DALAT/ANNAM TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 22/6, via Saigon bs 24/6 arriving Marseilles bs 6/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, grey/black etiquette, correctly franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 173

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO SAONE ET LOIRE, on the weekly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon 5/8 arriving Marseilles bs 16/8 and delivered 17/8. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and  flying boat to Marseille. Attractive blue/grey ' Via Saigon/Marseille' imprint etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Saigon, and a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters. Correctly RATED 36c for 30c/5g air fee (introduced 1/7/32) + 5c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Aug 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO SAONE ET LOIRE, on the weekly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon 5/8 arriving Marseilles bs 16/8 and delivered 17/8. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Attractive blue/grey ' Via Saigon/Marseille' imprint etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Saigon, and a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters. Correctly RATED 36c for 30c/5g air fee (introduced 1/7/32) + 5c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 174

(French Indochina) TONKIN (Vietnam) to TOULON, left Saigon 24/12 December on the weekly Air Orient service flight arriving Marseilles 2/1/33 arrival ds, , 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 January 1933. Imprint red etiquette cover DOUBLE RATED 66cts for 2x air fee of 30cts + 6c postage. Non invasive rear flap damage, see scan.

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Date: 1932, Dec 23
Est. price: £15.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: TONKIN (Vietnam) to TOULON, left Saigon 24/12 December on the weekly Air Orient service flight arriving Marseilles 2/1/33 arrival ds, , 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 January 1933. Imprint red etiquette cover DOUBLE RATED 66cts for 2x air fee of 30cts + 6c postage. Non invasive rear flap damage, see scan.
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Lot Number: 186

(French Levant) French Levant to France, APO610 TO PARIS, carried on the  weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Beirut (APO 600 6/5 cds verso) and arriving Marseilles 8/5 arrival cds on front. Carried by car to Beirut then flying boat to Marseille. Attractive orange/grey 'France/Syrie/Indochine' cover with black 'winged horse' logo, ms 'Via Beyrouth and Marseille, and dark blue/black etiquette, correctly RATED free basic (military) + 2F/10g air fee.

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Date: 1932, May 6
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Levant

Description: French Levant to France, APO610 TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Beirut (APO 600 6/5 cds verso) and arriving Marseilles 8/5 arrival cds on front. Carried by car to Beirut then flying boat to Marseille. Attractive orange/grey 'France/Syrie/Indochine' cover with black 'winged horse' logo, ms 'Via Beyrouth and Marseille, and dark blue/black etiquette, correctly RATED free basic (military) + 2F/10g air fee.
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Lot Number: 213

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for Kenya for carriage on the inaugural direct London-Cape Town service. Likely test cover addressed to Local Representative, Imperial Airways, The Aerodrome, Nairobi, plain envelope franked 7 1/2d, canc London cds, airmail etiquette. Uncommon. Image.

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Date: 1932, Jan 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for Kenya for carriage on the inaugural direct London-Cape Town service. Likely test cover addressed to Local Representative, Imperial Airways, The Aerodrome, Nairobi, plain envelope franked 7 1/2d, canc London cds, airmail etiquette. Uncommon. Image.
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Lot Number: 214

(GB External) London to Alexandria, commercial airmail flown by IAW AS83 which left 28 September and arrived Alexandria 1 October (b/s).  Correctly franked 3 ½ d  RATE for combined air fee and ordinary postage. Non invasive vertical crease, see scan.

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Date: 1932, Sep 27
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Alexandria, commercial airmail flown by IAW AS83 which left 28 September and arrived Alexandria 1 October (b/s). Correctly franked 3 ½ d RATE for combined air fee and ordinary postage. Non invasive vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 215

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc 30 Sep 32 cds, bs 7/10, This cover is a special printing intended for use by IAW staff and it is believed that only c14  were flown. Ordinary covers are rated 120pts by Newall.

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Date: 1932, Oct 01
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc 30 Sep 32 cds, bs 7/10, This cover is a special printing intended for use by IAW staff and it is believed that only c14 were flown. Ordinary covers are rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 216

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted  etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.

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Date: 1932, Oct 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 217

(GB External) Imperial Airways test cover, alternative route London to Bahrain Island,  bs 7/10, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932" (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) franked 6d canc Hudson/SW1 cds, rated 120pts by Newall.

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Date: 1932, Oct 01
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways test cover, alternative route London to Bahrain Island, bs 7/10, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932" (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) franked 6d canc Hudson/SW1 cds, rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 218

(GB External) Imperial Airways test cover, London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted  etiquette, rated 120pts by Newall.

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Date: 1932, Oct 1
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways test cover, London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted etiquette, rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 219

(GB External) TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Bombay, bs 15/10, franked 8d, 'Karachi-Madras' boxed flight cachet, etiquette cancelled by black double cross Jusqu'a applied at Bombay, imprint etiquette cover, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1932, Oct 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Bombay, bs 15/10, franked 8d, 'Karachi-Madras' boxed flight cachet, etiquette cancelled by black double cross Jusqu'a applied at Bombay, imprint etiquette cover, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 220

(GB External) Aeropostale airmail and ship service, London to Buenos Aires, bs 4/12, via Toulouse 26/11, airmail cover correctly rated using 5/- GV seahorse, 2x 1/-,  and 3x 4d stamps. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit with explanatory text.

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Date: 1932, Nov 18
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: Aeropostale airmail and ship service, London to Buenos Aires, bs 4/12, via Toulouse 26/11, airmail cover correctly rated using 5/- GV seahorse, 2x 1/-, and 3x 4d stamps. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit with explanatory text.
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Lot Number: 385

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight of the first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO SOUTH AFRICA, LONDON TO BLOEMFONTEIN, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1 January. Mail then transferred to 'City of Karachi' arriving Johannesburg b/s 1/2 two days late. Plain cover RATED 1/-.

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Date: 1932, Jan 19
Est. price: £44.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight of the first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO SOUTH AFRICA, LONDON TO BLOEMFONTEIN, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1 January. Mail then transferred to 'City of Karachi' arriving Johannesburg b/s 1/2 two days late. Plain cover RATED 1/-.
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Lot Number: 386

(Interruptions and Accidents) TRIPLE interrupted commercial FLIGHT SOUTH AFRICA TO UK, JOHANNESBURG TO LONDON by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #49 which left 11/2 and arrived London two days late on 23/2, and delivered 24/2  (Ministry chop). There were THREE delays on this flight causing the service to operate two days late. he first was at Mpika due to bad weather, low visibility and mechanical trouble; then a diversion to Mbalezi because Mbeya aerodrome unserviceable and finally an unscheduled overnight stop at Malakal (cause unknown). RATED 1/-.  Ref P Wingent pers comm,  and 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.and 'Lloyd's List, Aircraft Movements' 14&15 Feb.

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Date: 1932, Feb 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: TRIPLE interrupted commercial FLIGHT SOUTH AFRICA TO UK, JOHANNESBURG TO LONDON by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #49 which left 11/2 and arrived London two days late on 23/2, and delivered 24/2 (Ministry chop). There were THREE delays on this flight causing the service to operate two days late. he first was at Mpika due to bad weather, low visibility and mechanical trouble; then a diversion to Mbalezi because Mbeya aerodrome unserviceable and finally an unscheduled overnight stop at Malakal (cause unknown). RATED 1/-. Ref P Wingent pers comm, and 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.and 'Lloyd's List, Aircraft Movements' 14&15 Feb.
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Lot Number: 387

(Interruptions and Accidents) Commercial  airmail, double interrupted flight KENYA TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, NAIROBI TO  BROKEN HILL Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service #54 “City of Baghdad” which left Nairobi two days late on ds 18/3 arriving late at Broken Hill bs 20/3. At Brindisi the 'Satyrus' flying boat departure had been delayed for one day (reason unknown), and the 'City of Arundel' was delayed one day at Aswan due to engine trouble. RATED 45cts.

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Date: 1932, Mar 16
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Commercial airmail, double interrupted flight KENYA TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, NAIROBI TO BROKEN HILL Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service #54 “City of Baghdad” which left Nairobi two days late on ds 18/3 arriving late at Broken Hill bs 20/3. At Brindisi the 'Satyrus' flying boat departure had been delayed for one day (reason unknown), and the 'City of Arundel' was delayed one day at Aswan due to engine trouble. RATED 45cts.
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Lot Number: 388

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, UK to South Africa, LONDON TO CAPE TOWN, by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS69 which left London 22/6, arrived Cape Town one day late on 4/6 , and delivered Cape Tech College 5/7 (college chop hs). Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/-. Carried Scipio flying boat to Cairo, C.Arundel to Khartoum, C.Stonehenge to Mbeya via Malakal (one day late, cause unknown) and C. Cape Town/C.Jodhpur to Cape Town, arriving one day late.

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Date: 1932, Jun 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, UK to South Africa, LONDON TO CAPE TOWN, by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS69 which left London 22/6, arrived Cape Town one day late on 4/6 , and delivered Cape Tech College 5/7 (college chop hs). Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/-. Carried Scipio flying boat to Cairo, C.Arundel to Khartoum, C.Stonehenge to Mbeya via Malakal (one day late, cause unknown) and C. Cape Town/C.Jodhpur to Cape Town, arriving one day late.
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Lot Number: 389

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight,  JOHANNESBURG to LEIPZIG, delayed one day at Khartoum due to breakdown of City of Glasgow  causing a Short Calcutta flying boat to be employed from Khartoum to Alexandria. Cover datestamped Johannesburg 29/6 and backstamped Berlin 10/7, red Berlin C2 'Mit Luftpost' receiver and typed 'Per Airmail Via Cairo'. It was flown by service AN69 which departed to schedule on 29/6 and arrived Khartoum on 4/7. The AW Argosy City of Glasgow also arrived at Khartoum on 4/7 operating service AS70. It should have departed the next day operating service AN69 but this service did not depart until 6/7 and was operated by Short Calcutta City of Swanage flying boat, which must have been the only aircraft available as it flew right through, one day late, to Alexandria 7/7 and on by Satyrus to Athens also arriving one day late on 9/7. Then flown to Berlin by DLH.

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Date: 1932, Jun 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, JOHANNESBURG to LEIPZIG, delayed one day at Khartoum due to breakdown of City of Glasgow causing a Short Calcutta flying boat to be employed from Khartoum to Alexandria. Cover datestamped Johannesburg 29/6 and backstamped Berlin 10/7, red Berlin C2 'Mit Luftpost' receiver and typed 'Per Airmail Via Cairo'. It was flown by service AN69 which departed to schedule on 29/6 and arrived Khartoum on 4/7. The AW Argosy City of Glasgow also arrived at Khartoum on 4/7 operating service AS70. It should have departed the next day operating service AN69 but this service did not depart until 6/7 and was operated by Short Calcutta City of Swanage flying boat, which must have been the only aircraft available as it flew right through, one day late, to Alexandria 7/7 and on by Satyrus to Athens also arriving one day late on 9/7. Then flown to Berlin by DLH.
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Lot Number: 390

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, CAPE TOWN TO NEW YORK by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN90 which left CapeTown 23/11 on C.Karachi arriving Croydon 4/12, then by sea to New York, 14/12 private dated receiver. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, RATED 1/3. The City of Stonehaven flying boat, having departed Juba to schedule on 28/11 should have arrived at Khartoum the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Kosti (reason unknown) and did not reach Khartoum until the following morning. Here the service was taken over by the AW Argosy City of Arundel, arriving at Wadi Halfa on 30/11 and on to Cairo 30/11. Thereafter Scipio continued the service to schedule.

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Date: 1932, Nov 23
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, CAPE TOWN TO NEW YORK by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN90 which left CapeTown 23/11 on C.Karachi arriving Croydon 4/12, then by sea to New York, 14/12 private dated receiver. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, RATED 1/3. The City of Stonehaven flying boat, having departed Juba to schedule on 28/11 should have arrived at Khartoum the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Kosti (reason unknown) and did not reach Khartoum until the following morning. Here the service was taken over by the AW Argosy City of Arundel, arriving at Wadi Halfa on 30/11 and on to Cairo 30/11. Thereafter Scipio continued the service to schedule.
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Lot Number: 391

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 2/1/33 transit cds. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS92. Cover posted Vienna 30/12/32, departed Athens 4/12 on Sylvanus flying boat via service AS92 at 07.20 on 4 Dec. and arrived Jo'burg. 4 hours late on the 10th. The service departed Brindisi one day late due to bad weather and was further delayed at Mirabella, resulting in arrival at Cairo being two days late. There, further delay was caused by the need to re-sort the European mails which resulted in a letter of complaint from I.A. to the G.P.O., London, (a copy is included in this lot ). Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.90 for 50dr ordinary and  S2.40 double air fee. Scarce item, hard to find.

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Date: 1932, Dec 30
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 2/1/33 transit cds. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS92. Cover posted Vienna 30/12/32, departed Athens 4/12 on Sylvanus flying boat via service AS92 at 07.20 on 4 Dec. and arrived Jo'burg. 4 hours late on the 10th. The service departed Brindisi one day late due to bad weather and was further delayed at Mirabella, resulting in arrival at Cairo being two days late. There, further delay was caused by the need to re-sort the European mails which resulted in a letter of complaint from I.A. to the G.P.O., London, (a copy is included in this lot ). Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.90 for 50dr ordinary and S2.40 double air fee. Scarce item, hard to find.
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Lot Number: 417

(Kenya) Wilson Airways feeder service, F/F Nairobi to Mombasa, Tunstall cover, bs 18/8. Rated 60 pts by Newall.

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Date: 1932, Aug 17
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Wilson Airways feeder service, F/F Nairobi to Mombasa, Tunstall cover, bs 18/8. Rated 60 pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 418

(Kenya) East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombassa,  first flight Wilson Airways  Mombassa to Nairobi, plain cover franked 35 cents, typed 'First Flight Mombassa to Nairobi. Only 29 covers carried on the Tanga to Nairobi leg. Few faint tone spots.

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Date: 1932, Aug 20
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Kenya

Description: East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombassa, first flight Wilson Airways Mombassa to Nairobi, plain cover franked 35 cents, typed 'First Flight Mombassa to Nairobi. Only 29 covers carried on the Tanga to Nairobi leg. Few faint tone spots.
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Lot Number: 421

(Lebanon) LEBANON TO DANZIG, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 2/12 arriving Marseilles 4/12 December. Carried by flying boat  to Marseille, then OAT to Danzig via Berlin 5/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, typed 'Beyrouth-Danzig, very fine strike red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flugpostampt Danzig 5' receiver. Franked 20P for 7.50P ordinary and 9x P1.50 air fee.

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Date: 1932, Dec 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Lebanon

Description: LEBANON TO DANZIG, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 2/12 arriving Marseilles 4/12 December. Carried by flying boat to Marseille, then OAT to Danzig via Berlin 5/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, typed 'Beyrouth-Danzig, very fine strike red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flugpostampt Danzig 5' receiver. Franked 20P for 7.50P ordinary and 9x P1.50 air fee.
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Lot Number: 422

(Lebanon) LEBANON TO MARSEILLE by Air Orient weekly flying boat leaving 9/12 arriving Marseilles 12/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, fine strike red 'Beyrouth-Marseille' hand stamp, franked P14.00. Flap tear verso, hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1932, Dec 9
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Lebanon

Description: LEBANON TO MARSEILLE by Air Orient weekly flying boat leaving 9/12 arriving Marseilles 12/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, fine strike red 'Beyrouth-Marseille' hand stamp, franked P14.00. Flap tear verso, hardly detracts, see scan.
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Lot Number: 423

(Lebanon) Lebanon to Holland, BEYROUTH TO GRONINGUE, on the weekly Air Orient service  light leaving Beirut 31/12 arriving Marseilles 2/1/33 arrival cds, attractive PO Box corner cover, ms 'Beyrouth-Marseille' grey blue/black etiquette  cover with black cross control mark applied by the Bureau de Saigon (used until 30/6/31). This control mark testified the correct franking for airmail letters. Franked 14pt.

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Date: 1932, Dec 30
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Lebanon

Description: Lebanon to Holland, BEYROUTH TO GRONINGUE, on the weekly Air Orient service light leaving Beirut 31/12 arriving Marseilles 2/1/33 arrival cds, attractive PO Box corner cover, ms 'Beyrouth-Marseille' grey blue/black etiquette cover with black cross control mark applied by the Bureau de Saigon (used until 30/6/31). This control mark testified the correct franking for airmail letters. Franked 14pt.
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Lot Number: 474

(Papua and New Guinea) Registered airmail cover, Wau to Salamaua, franked 1931 biplane and 'air mail' 5/-, cat SG £70 used.

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Date: 1932, Oct 11
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Registered airmail cover, Wau to Salamaua, franked 1931 biplane and 'air mail' 5/-, cat SG £70 used.
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Lot Number: 489

(Recovered/Salvaged Mail) A crash at Beirut of the weekly Air Orient service flying boat 'Liban' on a France to Indonesia flight, VOSEGES to SAIGON, which left Marseille 10/8 cds. The salvaged mail was forwarded by KLM arriving Saigon 19/8 cds. Plain cover, stamps washed off, residual Voseges postmarks, date unclear, verso good strike black two line 'Lettre Parvenue Deteriore/Suite Accidente Courrier Avion' applied in Saigon. Ni 320813a.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged Mail

Description: A crash at Beirut of the weekly Air Orient service flying boat 'Liban' on a France to Indonesia flight, VOSEGES to SAIGON, which left Marseille 10/8 cds. The salvaged mail was forwarded by KLM arriving Saigon 19/8 cds. Plain cover, stamps washed off, residual Voseges postmarks, date unclear, verso good strike black two line 'Lettre Parvenue Deteriore/Suite Accidente Courrier Avion' applied in Saigon. Ni 320813a.
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Lot Number: 499

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Delayed flight, first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, LONDON TO BROKEN HILL, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1. The mail was forwarded by a Rhodesian Aviation Puss Moth, which arrived at Broken Hill bs 30/1. RATED 9d. Flight DELAYED BY 2 DAYS. See Wingent 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.

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Date: 1932, Jan 13
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Delayed flight, first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, LONDON TO BROKEN HILL, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1. The mail was forwarded by a Rhodesian Aviation Puss Moth, which arrived at Broken Hill bs 30/1. RATED 9d. Flight DELAYED BY 2 DAYS. See Wingent 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.
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Lot Number: 500

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Germany To South West Africa. BREMEN TO OMARURU, postmarked Bremen 4/5, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS63 leaving Alexandria 14/5 (arrival ds 10/5), arriving Khartoum 16/5 on C.Arundel, Juba 18/5 on C. Khartoum, Kisumu 19/5 on C.Basra, Mbeya 20/5 on C.Cp.Town,and Kimberley 22/5. Transferred to South-West African Airways from Kimberley to Windhoek ds 23/5, and delivered Omaruru ds 25/5. Airmail etiquette cover, ms 19g, RATED DM1.85.

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Date: 1932, May 4
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Germany To South West Africa. BREMEN TO OMARURU, postmarked Bremen 4/5, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS63 leaving Alexandria 14/5 (arrival ds 10/5), arriving Khartoum 16/5 on C.Arundel, Juba 18/5 on C. Khartoum, Kisumu 19/5 on C.Basra, Mbeya 20/5 on C.Cp.Town,and Kimberley 22/5. Transferred to South-West African Airways from Kimberley to Windhoek ds 23/5, and delivered Omaruru ds 25/5. Airmail etiquette cover, ms 19g, RATED DM1.85.
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Lot Number: 501

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Germany To South West Africa. BREMEN TO OMARURU, postmarked Bremen 4/5, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS65 leaving Alexandria 29/5 and arriving Khartoum 30/5 on C.Arundel, Kisumu 1/6 on C.Khartoum, Mbeya 3/6 on C.Cp.Town., then Kimberley 5/6. Transferred to South-West African Airways from Kimberley to Windhoek ds 6/6, and delivered Omaruru ds 8/6.25/5.                            Airmail etiquette cover, ms 5g, RATED DM1.85. Verso flap neatlly excised.

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Date: 1932, May 18
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Germany To South West Africa. BREMEN TO OMARURU, postmarked Bremen 4/5, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS65 leaving Alexandria 29/5 and arriving Khartoum 30/5 on C.Arundel, Kisumu 1/6 on C.Khartoum, Mbeya 3/6 on C.Cp.Town., then Kimberley 5/6. Transferred to South-West African Airways from Kimberley to Windhoek ds 6/6, and delivered Omaruru ds 8/6.25/5. Airmail etiquette cover, ms 5g, RATED DM1.85. Verso flap neatlly excised.
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Lot Number: 502

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Commercial airmail,  South Africa to Germany, PRETORIA TO HAMBURG, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #66 which left 9 June and arrived Athens 16 June, on by DLH air to Berlin 17 June (b/s), plain cover franked 1/3 d, ms 'Air Post', nice strike red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert./Luftposampt/Berlin C2' receiver. The RATE was 1/-, so over franked by 3d.

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Date: 1932, Jun 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial airmail, South Africa to Germany, PRETORIA TO HAMBURG, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #66 which left 9 June and arrived Athens 16 June, on by DLH air to Berlin 17 June (b/s), plain cover franked 1/3 d, ms 'Air Post', nice strike red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert./Luftposampt/Berlin C2' receiver. The RATE was 1/-, so over franked by 3d.
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Lot Number: 503

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Kenya To Denmark, NAIROBI TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN66 which left Nairobi 12/6 on C. Jodhpur to Juba, C.Stonehenge to Khartoum, C.Glasgow to Cairo and Satyrus flying boat to Brindisi bs Brindisi/Posta Aerea/17/6, then train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 cds' . Airmail etiquette annulled by ms black cross Jusqua applied at Brindisi. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. RATED 75c for combined rate.

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Date: 1932, Jun 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Kenya To Denmark, NAIROBI TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN66 which left Nairobi 12/6 on C. Jodhpur to Juba, C.Stonehenge to Khartoum, C.Glasgow to Cairo and Satyrus flying boat to Brindisi bs Brindisi/Posta Aerea/17/6, then train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 cds' . Airmail etiquette annulled by ms black cross Jusqua applied at Brindisi. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. RATED 75c for combined rate.
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Lot Number: 504

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Kenya To Denmark, THIKA TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN66 which left Nairobi 12/6 on C.Jodhpur to Juba, C.Stonehenge to Khartoum, C.Glasgow to Cairo and Satyrus flying boat to Brindisi, bs Brindisi/Posta Aerea/27/6, then train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 cds'. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. Kalimoni Estate corner cover RATED 75c for combined rate.  Close non invsive tope edge tear. See scan.

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Date: 1932, Jun 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Kenya To Denmark, THIKA TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN66 which left Nairobi 12/6 on C.Jodhpur to Juba, C.Stonehenge to Khartoum, C.Glasgow to Cairo and Satyrus flying boat to Brindisi, bs Brindisi/Posta Aerea/27/6, then train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 cds'. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. Kalimoni Estate corner cover RATED 75c for combined rate. Close non invsive tope edge tear. See scan.
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Lot Number: 505

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Lebanon to Austria, BEIRUT TO VIENNA VIA PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, leaving 8/7 cds, arriving Marseille Avion bs 11/7, then sent on the ordinary airmail route via Paris Avion bs 11/7 to Vienna Flugpost 12/7. Carried by flying boat to Marseille. Printed commercial cover, tied grey blue/black etiquette, ms 'Beyrouth-Autriche', franked 20P for carriage 'all the way' by air. Lebanon to Marseille would have been 10P/10g air fee + 4P colonial. Great routing.

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Date: 1932, Jul 8
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Lebanon to Austria, BEIRUT TO VIENNA VIA PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, leaving 8/7 cds, arriving Marseille Avion bs 11/7, then sent on the ordinary airmail route via Paris Avion bs 11/7 to Vienna Flugpost 12/7. Carried by flying boat to Marseille. Printed commercial cover, tied grey blue/black etiquette, ms 'Beyrouth-Autriche', franked 20P for carriage 'all the way' by air. Lebanon to Marseille would have been 10P/10g air fee + 4P colonial. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 506

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Double Rate South Africa To Germany, KINGWILLIAMSTOWN TO HANOVER, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN71 which left Cape Town 13/7 and arrived Athens 22/7 and arrived Berlin bs 24/7, plain over ms 'Per Air Mail, RATED 3/- FOR DOUBLE RATE, 2/6d and 6d. Carried C. Jodhpur to Johannesburg, C. CapeTown to Juba, C. Khartoum to Khartoum, C. Cov. to Alexandria and Satyrus flying boat to Athens. Some top edge crumpling verso, see scan.

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Date: 1932, Jul 12
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Double Rate South Africa To Germany, KINGWILLIAMSTOWN TO HANOVER, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN71 which left Cape Town 13/7 and arrived Athens 22/7 and arrived Berlin bs 24/7, plain over ms 'Per Air Mail, RATED 3/- FOR DOUBLE RATE, 2/6d and 6d. Carried C. Jodhpur to Johannesburg, C. CapeTown to Juba, C. Khartoum to Khartoum, C. Cov. to Alexandria and Satyrus flying boat to Athens. Some top edge crumpling verso, see scan.
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Lot Number: 507

(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: 508

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Denmark To South West Africa, COPENHAGEN TO OMARURU, flown by DDL/DLH to Athens via Hamburg transit ds 19/7, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service AS73, which left Athens 23/7, then by C.Alex from Cairo to Kisumu, then C.Cape Town to Johannesburg arriving 31/7, then OAT by South West African Airways Windhoek arrival ds 1/8. Commercial cover, fine strike red 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Hamburg' arrival hs, ms 'par avion via Cairo' 1 RATED K3.40.

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Date: 1932, Jul 19
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Denmark To South West Africa, COPENHAGEN TO OMARURU, flown by DDL/DLH to Athens via Hamburg transit ds 19/7, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service AS73, which left Athens 23/7, then by C.Alex from Cairo to Kisumu, then C.Cape Town to Johannesburg arriving 31/7, then OAT by South West African Airways Windhoek arrival ds 1/8. Commercial cover, fine strike red 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Hamburg' arrival hs, ms 'par avion via Cairo' 1 RATED K3.40.
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Lot Number: 509

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Delayed flight, FRANCE, PARIS TO ZANZIBAR. Joined  Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS79 which left Brindisi 2/9 on Scipio flying boat, Wadi Halfa 5/9 on C.Coventry,  Khartoum 6/9 on C. Alexandria flying boat after a delay of 24 hrs (reason unknown), and arrived Nairobi 8/9 via Malakal 7/9. Transferred to the Wilson Airways Nairobi-Mombasa-Tanga-Zanzibar service arriving the same day at Zanzibar 8/9 BS. Commercial corner cover ms 'Par Avion' RATED F13.50 canc Paris cds, tied grey blue/airmail etiquette and ms 'Par Avion'. A delayed/interrupted flight with scarce routing, good research documentation, great provenance, and in fine condition. A rare exhibit item.

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Date: 1932, Aug 31
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Delayed flight, FRANCE, PARIS TO ZANZIBAR. Joined Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS79 which left Brindisi 2/9 on Scipio flying boat, Wadi Halfa 5/9 on C.Coventry, Khartoum 6/9 on C. Alexandria flying boat after a delay of 24 hrs (reason unknown), and arrived Nairobi 8/9 via Malakal 7/9. Transferred to the Wilson Airways Nairobi-Mombasa-Tanga-Zanzibar service arriving the same day at Zanzibar 8/9 BS. Commercial corner cover ms 'Par Avion' RATED F13.50 canc Paris cds, tied grey blue/airmail etiquette and ms 'Par Avion'. A delayed/interrupted flight with scarce routing, good research documentation, great provenance, and in fine condition. A rare exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 510

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) SOUTH AFRICA TO USA, DURBAN TO NEW YORK, Imperial Airways Africa northbound AN83 left Jo'burg on 5/10 and arrived London 19/10, via Kisumu 9/10 on C.Johdp, Athens C.Arundel and Brindisi on Satyrus flying boat, then on to London where the airmail etiquette annulled by a red double bar Jusqu'a and then on by sea to New York 27/10 (dated private arrival hs). Corner cover was  RATED 2/6 (5x6d), applied in London.

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Date: 1932, Oct 4
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: SOUTH AFRICA TO USA, DURBAN TO NEW YORK, Imperial Airways Africa northbound AN83 left Jo'burg on 5/10 and arrived London 19/10, via Kisumu 9/10 on C.Johdp, Athens C.Arundel and Brindisi on Satyrus flying boat, then on to London where the airmail etiquette annulled by a red double bar Jusqu'a and then on by sea to New York 27/10 (dated private arrival hs). Corner cover was RATED 2/6 (5x6d), applied in London.
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Lot Number: 511

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South West Africa To Germany, OMARU TO GMUND. Posted Omaru 4/10 cds, then carried by South West African Airways  (SWAA) via Windhoek ds 6/10 to Kimberley ds 11/10 where it transferred to the Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN84 which left Kimberley 12/10 and arrived London 23/10, via Juba 17/10 on C.Delhi, Khartoum on C.Alexandria flying boat, Alexandria on C.Glasg, and Brindisi on Sylvanus flying boat, and  OAT to Berlin  24/10, delivered 25 Gmund ds 25/. Plain cover RATED 1/-. SWAA was the first commercial air service in South West Africa. It operated from 1930 until 1935, when it was taken over by South African Airways (SAA).

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Date: 1932, Oct 4
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South West Africa To Germany, OMARU TO GMUND. Posted Omaru 4/10 cds, then carried by South West African Airways (SWAA) via Windhoek ds 6/10 to Kimberley ds 11/10 where it transferred to the Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN84 which left Kimberley 12/10 and arrived London 23/10, via Juba 17/10 on C.Delhi, Khartoum on C.Alexandria flying boat, Alexandria on C.Glasg, and Brindisi on Sylvanus flying boat, and OAT to Berlin 24/10, delivered 25 Gmund ds 25/. Plain cover RATED 1/-. SWAA was the first commercial air service in South West Africa. It operated from 1930 until 1935, when it was taken over by South African Airways (SAA).
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Lot Number: 512

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) POLAND TO ETHIOPIA, WARSAW TO ADDIS ABABA. Departed Warsaw Airport (Warszawa 19 Port Lotincz/7.X.32) for Paris where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa India eastbound service IE185 which left Paris 8/10 arriving Galilee 11/10, then transferring to rail ds 'T.P.O Haifa-Rafa12 Oct 1932', arriving Port Said ds 13/10, then by sea to Djibouti and on by rail to Addis Ababa, 23/10  arrival date stamp. Registered (hs) cover, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Haifa' and a Polish 'Samolotem' (plane) hand stamp, and verso the remnants of a wax seal. RATED 7.50GR (ordinary postage was 50gr for the first 20 grams & 30gr for each additional, and registration was 60gr. We do not know the air fee.  The service IE185 was also the first to carry mail to connect with Tata & Sons first Karachi-Madras feeder service, flown 15&16 October. A cover in fine condition with truly rare routing, good research documentation and great provenance, which might be almost impossible to find again.

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Date: 1932, Oct 7
Est. price: £450.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: POLAND TO ETHIOPIA, WARSAW TO ADDIS ABABA. Departed Warsaw Airport (Warszawa 19 Port Lotincz/7.X.32) for Paris where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa India eastbound service IE185 which left Paris 8/10 arriving Galilee 11/10, then transferring to rail ds 'T.P.O Haifa-Rafa12 Oct 1932', arriving Port Said ds 13/10, then by sea to Djibouti and on by rail to Addis Ababa, 23/10 arrival date stamp. Registered (hs) cover, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Haifa' and a Polish 'Samolotem' (plane) hand stamp, and verso the remnants of a wax seal. RATED 7.50GR (ordinary postage was 50gr for the first 20 grams & 30gr for each additional, and registration was 60gr. We do not know the air fee. The service IE185 was also the first to carry mail to connect with Tata & Sons first Karachi-Madras feeder service, flown 15&16 October. A cover in fine condition with truly rare routing, good research documentation and great provenance, which might be almost impossible to find again.
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