Lot Number: 59

(Airship) Graf Zeppelin Century of Progress, Akron to Friedrichshafen, bs 2/11, plain cover franked US 50c Zeppelin, canc Akron/Oct 28/1933 cds, purple Zeppelin/Expo flight cachet.

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Date: 1933, Oct 28
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Airship

Description: Graf Zeppelin Century of Progress, Akron to Friedrichshafen, bs 2/11, plain cover franked US 50c Zeppelin, canc Akron/Oct 28/1933 cds, purple Zeppelin/Expo flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 148

(France) France to Indo-China, PARIS TO HANOI, by Air Orient flight leaving Marseille 18/1 arriving Saigon 27/1, delivered Hanoi 30/1 (b/s). Imprint red etiquette cover franked F3.50 for 50c ordinary plus F3 air fee.

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Date: 1933, Jan 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, PARIS TO HANOI, by Air Orient flight leaving Marseille 18/1 arriving Saigon 27/1, delivered Hanoi 30/1 (b/s). Imprint red etiquette cover franked F3.50 for 50c ordinary plus F3 air fee.
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Lot Number: 149

(France) Sarce first night flight, Paris to Brussels, airmail cover franked   2F25k

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Date: 1933, Jun 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: France

Description: Sarce first night flight, Paris to Brussels, airmail cover franked 2F25k
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Lot Number: 150

(France) MARSEILLE TO SINGAPORE VIA STRASBOURG, MESSAGERIES MARITIMES miss-sent to Strasburg 25/8 (b/s), then OAT by Air Orient flight leaving 29 August which arriving Bangkok 7/9 and on by surface to Singapore bs 15/9 and fine strike 'Messageries Maritimes' company arrival ds, where readdressed for SAIGON. Orange border 'Via Air-Orient' cover with flap logo franked F5 for F1.50 plus F3 air fee, 50c excess.

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Date: 1933, Aug 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: France

Description: MARSEILLE TO SINGAPORE VIA STRASBOURG, MESSAGERIES MARITIMES miss-sent to Strasburg 25/8 (b/s), then OAT by Air Orient flight leaving 29 August which arriving Bangkok 7/9 and on by surface to Singapore bs 15/9 and fine strike 'Messageries Maritimes' company arrival ds, where readdressed for SAIGON. Orange border 'Via Air-Orient' cover with flap logo franked F5 for F1.50 plus F3 air fee, 50c excess.
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Lot Number: 151

(France) France to Vietnam, PARIS TO HANOI by weekly Air Orient flight left 7/12, arrived Saigon 15/12 (b/s) and delivered 18/12, plain cover December. struck with framed '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. 
Franked 50c for surface colonial rate.

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Date: 1933, Dec 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: France

Description: France to Vietnam, PARIS TO HANOI by weekly Air Orient flight left 7/12, arrived Saigon 15/12 (b/s) and delivered 18/12, plain cover December. struck with framed '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. Franked 50c for surface colonial rate.
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Lot Number: 175

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 7/1 arrived Marseille 18/1 (b/s). Blue/grey 'Via Air Orient cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille' and round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp applied by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34. Control marks affixed on the Indochinese mail testified the correct franking for airmail letters  (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 36cts.

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Date: 1933, Jan 7
Est. price: £15.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 7/1 arrived Marseille 18/1 (b/s). Blue/grey 'Via Air Orient cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille' and round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp applied by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34. Control marks affixed on the Indochinese mail testified the correct franking for airmail letters (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 36cts.
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Lot Number: 176

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, HANOI (Vietnam) to PARIS by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 20 /1 arriving 29/1, delivered 29 January (b/s). Plain etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. Franked 36c for 6c colonial rate plus 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Jan 15
Est. price: £18.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, HANOI (Vietnam) to PARIS by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 20 /1 arriving 29/1, delivered 29 January (b/s). Plain etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. Franked 36c for 6c colonial rate plus 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 177

(French Indochina) HANOI /TONKIN (Vietnam) to PARIS, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 27/1 arriving Marseille 6/2, delivered 7/2 (b/s). Registered (label) blue border cover RATED $1.11 for 6c ordinary, 15c registration, and triple air fee at 30c.

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Date: 1933, Jan 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: HANOI /TONKIN (Vietnam) to PARIS, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 27/1 arriving Marseille 6/2, delivered 7/2 (b/s). Registered (label) blue border cover RATED $1.11 for 6c ordinary, 15c registration, and triple air fee at 30c.
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Lot Number: 178

(French Indochina) HANOI/TONKIN to VOSEGES (France), by the weekly Air Orient service leaving Saigon 5/2 arriving Marseille 13/1 (b/s) and delivered Voseges 14/2 (b/s). Plain etiquette cover, 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. RATED 36c for 6c ordinary plus 30c air fee. Rear flap has been removed neatly.

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Date: 1933, Jan 31
Est. price: £18.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: HANOI/TONKIN to VOSEGES (France), by the weekly Air Orient service leaving Saigon 5/2 arriving Marseille 13/1 (b/s) and delivered Voseges 14/2 (b/s). Plain etiquette cover, 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. RATED 36c for 6c ordinary plus 30c air fee. Rear flap has been removed neatly.
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Lot Number: 179

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO NANTES by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 19/2 arriving Marseille 27/2, delivered Nantes 28/2 (b/s). Registered (label) grey/orange border 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. DOUBLE RATE, franked 81c for 6c ordinary, 15c registration ,and 2x air fee at 30c.

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Date: 1933, Feb 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO NANTES by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 19/2 arriving Marseille 27/2, delivered Nantes 28/2 (b/s). Registered (label) grey/orange border 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. DOUBLE RATE, franked 81c for 6c ordinary, 15c registration ,and 2x air fee at 30c.
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Lot Number: 180

(French Indochina) Indo-China to Switzerland, SAIGON TO RORSCHACH by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 19/2 arriving Marseille 27/2, delivered 28/2 (b/s). Registered (label) blue/grey 'Via Air Orient cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked 60c for 15c UPU, 15c registration and 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Feb 18
Est. price: £40.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to Switzerland, SAIGON TO RORSCHACH by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 19/2 arriving Marseille 27/2, delivered 28/2 (b/s). Registered (label) blue/grey 'Via Air Orient cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked 60c for 15c UPU, 15c registration and 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 181

(French Indochina) SAIGON TO PARIS by weekly Air Orient flight arriving Marseille 30/4 (bs), grey/blue edged 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, also a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp applied by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34. Control marks affixed on the Indochinese mail testified the correct franking for airmail letters. DOUBLE RATED 66c for 2x 30c air fee and 6c ordinary. .

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Date: 1933, Apr 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: SAIGON TO PARIS by weekly Air Orient flight arriving Marseille 30/4 (bs), grey/blue edged 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, also a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp applied by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34. Control marks affixed on the Indochinese mail testified the correct franking for airmail letters. DOUBLE RATED 66c for 2x 30c air fee and 6c ordinary. .
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Lot Number: 182

(French Indochina) ANNAM (VIETNAM) TO PARIS by weekly Air Orient flight arriving Marseille 11/7 (bs), via SAIGON 1/7, grey/dark blue edged 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Annam was a French protectorate encompassing the central region of Vietnam. Franked 75c.

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Date: 1933, Jun 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: ANNAM (VIETNAM) TO PARIS by weekly Air Orient flight arriving Marseille 11/7 (bs), via SAIGON 1/7, grey/dark blue edged 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Annam was a French protectorate encompassing the central region of Vietnam. Franked 75c.
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Lot Number: 183

(French Indochina) Indo-China to the SAAR, SAIGON TO SAARBRUCKEN by weekly Air Orient flight which left 15/10 and arrived Marseilles 23 /10 (b/s) and on by surface to destination. Attractive grey/blue yellow 'Indochine-France-Par Baghdad-Marseille-Via Air Orient' bordered imprint etiquette cover, framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, framed black cross Jusqu'a applied Marseilles to annul 'Par Avion' etiquette, franked 75c for 15c UPU plus double 30c air fee (To France only). Saar was a region of Germany occupied and governed by the United Kingdom and France from 1920 to 1935 under a League of Nations mandate. Scarce item in fine condition

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Date: 1933, Oct 14
Est. price: £85.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to the SAAR, SAIGON TO SAARBRUCKEN by weekly Air Orient flight which left 15/10 and arrived Marseilles 23 /10 (b/s) and on by surface to destination. Attractive grey/blue yellow 'Indochine-France-Par Baghdad-Marseille-Via Air Orient' bordered imprint etiquette cover, framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, framed black cross Jusqu'a applied Marseilles to annul 'Par Avion' etiquette, franked 75c for 15c UPU plus double 30c air fee (To France only). Saar was a region of Germany occupied and governed by the United Kingdom and France from 1920 to 1935 under a League of Nations mandate. Scarce item in fine condition
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Lot Number: 184

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO LYON by weekly Air Orient flight which left 19/11, arriving Marseille 27/11 (b/s 28/11), delivered 29/11 (b/s). red/blue/grey 'Via Air Orient' cover, with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, franked 36cts for 6c Colonial and 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Nov 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO LYON by weekly Air Orient flight which left 19/11, arriving Marseille 27/11 (b/s 28/11), delivered 29/11 (b/s). red/blue/grey 'Via Air Orient' cover, with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, franked 36cts for 6c Colonial and 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 185

(French Indochina) SAIGON TO PANTIN (PARIS) by weekly Air Orient flight leaving 26/11,  scheduled to arrive at Marseilles 3/12 but delayed until 8/12, and delivered Pantin 9/12. Blue/light blue 'Saigon-Marseille' and 'Via Air Orient' envelope, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, franked 36c for 6c Colonial and 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Nov 25
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: SAIGON TO PANTIN (PARIS) by weekly Air Orient flight leaving 26/11, scheduled to arrive at Marseilles 3/12 but delayed until 8/12, and delivered Pantin 9/12. Blue/light blue 'Saigon-Marseille' and 'Via Air Orient' envelope, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, franked 36c for 6c Colonial and 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 221

(GB External) UK to Sudan, LONDON to KHARTOUM, bs 13/2 carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #AS102. Sudan Government official cover, correctly franked 9d for 1oz rate.

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Date: 1933, Feb 8
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK to Sudan, LONDON to KHARTOUM, bs 13/2 carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #AS102. Sudan Government official cover, correctly franked 9d for 1oz rate.
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Lot Number: 222

(GB External) London to New Delhi, bs 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, B&W PC franked 4d (1/2 the 8d letter rate), with large attractive red/white/blue/black Imperial Airways "Fly Europe-Africa India & the East/In Speed and Comfort" verso, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Airmail PC's are much scarcer than letters.

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Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to New Delhi, bs 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, B&W PC franked 4d (1/2 the 8d letter rate), with large attractive red/white/blue/black Imperial Airways "Fly Europe-Africa India & the East/In Speed and Comfort" verso, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Airmail PC's are much scarcer than letters.
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Lot Number: 223

(GB External) First service at the 2d rate, London to Baghdad, PC franked 2d, canc London/1 Dec 33 cds, typed '1st Sxervice at 2d Rate', airmail etiquette. Scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First service at the 2d rate, London to Baghdad, PC franked 2d, canc London/1 Dec 33 cds, typed '1st Sxervice at 2d Rate', airmail etiquette. Scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 224

(GB External) F/F London to Bangkok, b/s 18/12, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked KGV 10d, 1d. Small corner flap tear verso, see scan.

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Date: 1933, Dec 09
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Bangkok, b/s 18/12, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked KGV 10d, 1d. Small corner flap tear verso, see scan.
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Lot Number: 291

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, Stanley Gibbons embossed flap envelpe, franked 1 1/2d and 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by PA Ltd 'Croydon' 25 Nov 1933 hs, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only.

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Date: 1933, Nov 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, Stanley Gibbons embossed flap envelpe, franked 1 1/2d and 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by PA Ltd 'Croydon' 25 Nov 1933 hs, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only.
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Lot Number: 358

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana, Zepplin set of 3, fine used. Written up and displayed  on album leaf.See scan.

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Date: 1933, May 2
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana, Zepplin set of 3, fine used. Written up and displayed on album leaf.See scan.
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Lot Number: 359

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana, Second Airmail issue, mnh. Written up and displayed  on album leaf.See scan.

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Date: 1933, Oct 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana, Second Airmail issue, mnh. Written up and displayed on album leaf.See scan.
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Lot Number: 360

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana combined etiquette and tariff leaflet issued 1/11/1933, written up and displayed on album leaf. See scan.

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Date: 1933, Nov 1
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana combined etiquette and tariff leaflet issued 1/11/1933, written up and displayed on album leaf. See scan.
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Lot Number: 375

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Cawnpore, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £18.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Cawnpore, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.
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Lot Number: 376

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Karachi, bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.

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Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Karachi, bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.
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Lot Number: 377

(India) F/F Jodhpur to Cawnpore, India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Johdpur bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso. Stepen Smith signature verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Jodhpur to Cawnpore, India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Johdpur bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso. Stepen Smith signature verso.
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Lot Number: 378

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Cawnpore to Asansol, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Cawnpore to Asansol, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.
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Lot Number: 379

(India) India to Indo-China, THE RAMNAD ESTATE TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 15/8 and arrived Saigon 17/8 (b/s). Airmail etiquette cover franked 7 ½ As. Uncommon origin. The estate of Ramnad was a permanently settled  estate that existed in the Madura district from 1801 to 1949,  ref Wikipedia.

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Date: 1933, Aug 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: India to Indo-China, THE RAMNAD ESTATE TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 15/8 and arrived Saigon 17/8 (b/s). Airmail etiquette cover franked 7 ½ As. Uncommon origin. The estate of Ramnad was a permanently settled estate that existed in the Madura district from 1801 to 1949, ref Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 380

(India) Airmail cover India to China, AMIRA KIDAL TO SHANGHAI, by the Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta c26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (b/s), on to Hanoi 2 /10 (b/s), delivered Shanghai 9 /11 (bs). Plain etiquette registered (label) cover addressed to the Eurasia Aviation Corporation Shanghai, ms 'By Air', franked 11 ½ As for 3 ½ A UPU rate 3A registration and 5 annas air fee to Indo-China. AMIRA KIDAL is a rare origin of great historical significance, see Wikipedia.

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Date: 1933, Sep 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: India

Description: Airmail cover India to China, AMIRA KIDAL TO SHANGHAI, by the Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta c26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (b/s), on to Hanoi 2 /10 (b/s), delivered Shanghai 9 /11 (bs). Plain etiquette registered (label) cover addressed to the Eurasia Aviation Corporation Shanghai, ms 'By Air', franked 11 ½ As for 3 ½ A UPU rate 3A registration and 5 annas air fee to Indo-China. AMIRA KIDAL is a rare origin of great historical significance, see Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 381

(India) India to Indo-China, KOTTALYUR TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (private arrival ds). Plain etiquette cover franked 8 ½ As. Uncommon origin -Kottaiyur is a suburb of Karaikudi located in northern part of Karaikudi town in Sivaganga district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, ref Wikipedia.

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Date: 1933, Sep 23
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: India to Indo-China, KOTTALYUR TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (private arrival ds). Plain etiquette cover franked 8 ½ As. Uncommon origin -Kottaiyur is a suburb of Karaikudi located in northern part of Karaikudi town in Sivaganga district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, ref Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 392

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 7/1/33 transit cds. Cover datestamped Vienna 6/1/33, departed Croydon the 4/1 via service AS 97. It flew to schedule until Assuit 8/1, there after arriving one day late at Khartoum 10/1 (cause unknown), at Kisumu 12/1on C.Swanage flying boat , and at Cape Town 16/12 on C.Delhi. Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.70 for 30dr ordinary and  S2.40 double air fee.

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Date: 1933, Jan 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 7/1/33 transit cds. Cover datestamped Vienna 6/1/33, departed Croydon the 4/1 via service AS 97. It flew to schedule until Assuit 8/1, there after arriving one day late at Khartoum 10/1 (cause unknown), at Kisumu 12/1on C.Swanage flying boat , and at Cape Town 16/12 on C.Delhi. Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.70 for 30dr ordinary and S2.40 double air fee.
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Lot Number: 393

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.

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Date: 1933, Jan 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.
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Lot Number: 394

(Interruptions and Accidents) Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120  'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.

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Date: 1933, Jun 15
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120 'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.
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Lot Number: 420

(Laos) LAOS to France, VIENTIAN TO BORDEAUX by weekly Air Orient flight which left Saigon 5/11 and arrived Marseilles 14/11 (b/s) and delivered 16/11 (b/s), blue border imprint etiquette cover franked 36c for 6c colonial rate and 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Oct 27
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Laos

Description: LAOS to France, VIENTIAN TO BORDEAUX by weekly Air Orient flight which left Saigon 5/11 and arrived Marseilles 14/11 (b/s) and delivered 16/11 (b/s), blue border imprint etiquette cover franked 36c for 6c colonial rate and 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 465

(Nyasaland) First direct external flight from Nyasaland, PPC franked 1s 2d, canc Limbe/31 May 33, violet st. line 'First Flight' cachet, addressed to London with message "This is by City of Karachi which is the first direct Air Mail from Nyasaland". The first OFFICIAL airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination was arranged for June 5th from Zomba to Fort Jamieson, N Rhodesia, to be flown by an RAF service flight on their return to UK after attending the Nyasaland Air Week. Official souvenir covers were issued and a postage rate set of 1/- per 1/2oz. However, quite unexpectedly on June 1st' the Imperial Airways liner 'City of Karachi' returned to Salisbury thereby offering an immediate connection with the IAW northbound Cape Town-London service. So, at very short notice, a SPECIAL  flight by the 'City of Karachi' was arranged between Zomba and Salisbury to collect UK mail in particular for OAT to 
London. So, although UNOFFICIAL, this flight then became the first airmail from Nyasaland to an 
external destination. No special cancellation/cachet was provided, and the only way of identifying 
covers from this flight are the '31 May 33' postmark and the new, hastily arranged, 1s 2d rate for UK 
mail. For this reason such covers are very scarce. A fine exhibit item. An explanatory 300 word text is 
included.

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Date: 1933, May 31
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First direct external flight from Nyasaland, PPC franked 1s 2d, canc Limbe/31 May 33, violet st. line 'First Flight' cachet, addressed to London with message "This is by City of Karachi which is the first direct Air Mail from Nyasaland". The first OFFICIAL airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination was arranged for June 5th from Zomba to Fort Jamieson, N Rhodesia, to be flown by an RAF service flight on their return to UK after attending the Nyasaland Air Week. Official souvenir covers were issued and a postage rate set of 1/- per 1/2oz. However, quite unexpectedly on June 1st' the Imperial Airways liner 'City of Karachi' returned to Salisbury thereby offering an immediate connection with the IAW northbound Cape Town-London service. So, at very short notice, a SPECIAL flight by the 'City of Karachi' was arranged between Zomba and Salisbury to collect UK mail in particular for OAT to London. So, although UNOFFICIAL, this flight then became the first airmail from Nyasaland to an external destination. No special cancellation/cachet was provided, and the only way of identifying covers from this flight are the '31 May 33' postmark and the new, hastily arranged, 1s 2d rate for UK mail. For this reason such covers are very scarce. A fine exhibit item. An explanatory 300 word text is included.
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Lot Number: 466

(Nyasaland) Special RAF Sqn. 6 flight, Zomba to Fort Jamieson, franked 1/- (correct rate), b/s 6/6., special relief cachet "NYD NRHOD AIRMAIL/5 JU 1933" cachet applied at Zomba (ref A Philatelic handbook of Nyasaland 1859-1964, Hillman). A similar cover is illustrated in Newall 2nd Edition, p159.

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Date: 1933, Jun 3
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: Special RAF Sqn. 6 flight, Zomba to Fort Jamieson, franked 1/- (correct rate), b/s 6/6., special relief cachet "NYD NRHOD AIRMAIL/5 JU 1933" cachet applied at Zomba (ref A Philatelic handbook of Nyasaland 1859-1964, Hillman). A similar cover is illustrated in Newall 2nd Edition, p159.
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Lot Number: 520

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Austria. MOSHI TO VIENNA, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN96 which left the same day and arrived Brindisi 14 January (b/s 15 January), on C.Delhi to Kisumu 8/1, Horsa to Wadi Halfa 11/1 and flying boat Scipio to Brindisi, then surface to Vienna. Plain cover, 'Par Avion/By Air Mail' hs and black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi and annulling carriage by air, DOUBLE RATED 1.65c (75c x2 air fee + 15c ordinary).

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Date: 1933, Jan 7
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Austria. MOSHI TO VIENNA, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN96 which left the same day and arrived Brindisi 14 January (b/s 15 January), on C.Delhi to Kisumu 8/1, Horsa to Wadi Halfa 11/1 and flying boat Scipio to Brindisi, then surface to Vienna. Plain cover, 'Par Avion/By Air Mail' hs and black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi and annulling carriage by air, DOUBLE RATED 1.65c (75c x2 air fee + 15c ordinary).
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Lot Number: 521

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Interrupted flight, South West Africa to Germany,WINDHOEK TO HAMBURG, flown to Kimberley by SWAA, then by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN103 which left Kimberley on C.Basra which arrived at Nairobi on 27/2 2 days late, then made up one day in Horsa to Kampala, then on flying boat Satyrus to Alexandria 2/3, flying boat Sylvanus arriving one day late at Brindisi 4/3. Reason for 2 day delay at Nairobi unknown. Then by train to Hamburg bs 6/3. airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/- for air rate.

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Date: 1933, Feb 21
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Interrupted flight, South West Africa to Germany,WINDHOEK TO HAMBURG, flown to Kimberley by SWAA, then by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN103 which left Kimberley on C.Basra which arrived at Nairobi on 27/2 2 days late, then made up one day in Horsa to Kampala, then on flying boat Satyrus to Alexandria 2/3, flying boat Sylvanus arriving one day late at Brindisi 4/3. Reason for 2 day delay at Nairobi unknown. Then by train to Hamburg bs 6/3. airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/- for air rate.
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Lot Number: 522

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) A scarce double first flight commercial cover India to Kenya, CALCUTTA TO NAIROBI, on the Imperial Airways first westbound service after the extension of the route from Karachi to Calcutta (IW223). Carried on Arethusa to Karachi 12/7, then on Hanno to Cairo 14/7 (* Jul 33 cds). Transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS124 for carriage, on Horsa, to Nairobi bs 18/7 . From Cairo service AS124 carried mail for Africa flown by the first Calcutta-Karachi extension of the Indian route. Plain cover postmarked Calcutta 8/7, bs's Cairo and Nairobi cds's, and black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/First Airmail/11 Jly 33' cachet, RATED 1anna 3p x4 + 1/2anna.

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Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: A scarce double first flight commercial cover India to Kenya, CALCUTTA TO NAIROBI, on the Imperial Airways first westbound service after the extension of the route from Karachi to Calcutta (IW223). Carried on Arethusa to Karachi 12/7, then on Hanno to Cairo 14/7 (* Jul 33 cds). Transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS124 for carriage, on Horsa, to Nairobi bs 18/7 . From Cairo service AS124 carried mail for Africa flown by the first Calcutta-Karachi extension of the Indian route. Plain cover postmarked Calcutta 8/7, bs's Cairo and Nairobi cds's, and black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/First Airmail/11 Jly 33' cachet, RATED 1anna 3p x4 + 1/2anna.
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Lot Number: 523

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC. Posted Tananarive 22/8 cds then carried by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 25/8 cds, then by the Messageries Maritmes paquebot 'Chantilly' to Dar es Salaam bs 29/8, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN130 plane  'Sylvanus' which left Nairobi 2/9 arriving Brindisi one day late bs 8/9. She should have arrived 7/9 but made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown, see Wingent p47). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with a violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqua. Then on by train to Paris 10/9, and delivered to Liginiac bs 13/9. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. Small non invasive stain verso, does not detract, see scan. An aerophilatelist's dream - a delayed flight, a scarce and complex itinerary, and  detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1933, Aug 22
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC. Posted Tananarive 22/8 cds then carried by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 25/8 cds, then by the Messageries Maritmes paquebot 'Chantilly' to Dar es Salaam bs 29/8, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN130 plane 'Sylvanus' which left Nairobi 2/9 arriving Brindisi one day late bs 8/9. She should have arrived 7/9 but made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown, see Wingent p47). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with a violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqua. Then on by train to Paris 10/9, and delivered to Liginiac bs 13/9. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. Small non invasive stain verso, does not detract, see scan. An aerophilatelist's dream - a delayed flight, a scarce and complex itinerary, and detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.
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