Lot Number: 5

(Airship) Graf Zeppelin Italian flight, drop at Barcelona, card franked 3l Italian Mail Special Issue, canc Roma/Posta Aerea Zeppelin special hs, also 25c ordinary, dark blue special flight hs, blue/cream Posta Aerea Zeppelin etiquette, verso Roma/Posta Aerea/29.5.33 Crociera Zeppelin 1933-XI machine cancel.

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Date: 1933, May 27
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Airship

Description: Graf Zeppelin Italian flight, drop at Barcelona, card franked 3l Italian Mail Special Issue, canc Roma/Posta Aerea Zeppelin special hs, also 25c ordinary, dark blue special flight hs, blue/cream Posta Aerea Zeppelin etiquette, verso Roma/Posta Aerea/29.5.33 Crociera Zeppelin 1933-XI machine cancel.
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Lot Number: 6

(Airship) Graf Zeppelin Italy flight, registered (label) 30 PSC canc Roma Ferrovia/29.5.33 with additional Fascist March 5c x3, 15cx2, and 3L Zepellin stamp canc Italy receiving mark.

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Date: 1933, May 29
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Airship

Description: Graf Zeppelin Italy flight, registered (label) 30 PSC canc Roma Ferrovia/29.5.33 with additional Fascist March 5c x3, 15cx2, and 3L Zepellin stamp canc Italy receiving mark.
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Lot Number: 15

(Alex Newall personal collection) First acceptance of GIBRALTAR mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to the Far East, GIBRALTAR 24.6.33.Croydon - KARACHI - JODHPUR bs 8Jly 33. Souvenir cover, boxed 'Karachi-Calcutta 7 Jly 33 first airmail cachet , franked 8d inclusive air rate. Reference # 33.13d3,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1933, Jun 24
Est. price: £300.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: First acceptance of GIBRALTAR mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to the Far East, GIBRALTAR 24.6.33.Croydon - KARACHI - JODHPUR bs 8Jly 33. Souvenir cover, boxed 'Karachi-Calcutta 7 Jly 33 first airmail cachet , franked 8d inclusive air rate. Reference # 33.13d3, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 16

(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, first acceptance of feeder mail from Poland, WARSAW (27.6.33) - VIENNA - JODHPUR, bs 8 Jul 33, via Athens bs 1.VII.33. Souvenir cover franked 1Zl 90gr (Polish airmail to Vienna 40Gr + air surcharge to India 1Zl 50gr. Reference # 33.13d1,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1933, Jun 27
Est. price: £300.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, first acceptance of feeder mail from Poland, WARSAW (27.6.33) - VIENNA - JODHPUR, bs 8 Jul 33, via Athens bs 1.VII.33. Souvenir cover franked 1Zl 90gr (Polish airmail to Vienna 40Gr + air surcharge to India 1Zl 50gr. Reference # 33.13d1, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 17

(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, IRELAND - DELHI, bs 8 Jul 33. Routed by LONDON - KARACHI - JODHPUR - ALLAHABAD - ASANSOL - (CALCUTTA) service. Souvenir cover franked 11 Pi canc Baile Claith cds,. Reference # 33.13d7 assigned retrospectively, not listed in  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996. RARE.

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Date: 1933, Jun 29
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, IRELAND - DELHI, bs 8 Jul 33. Routed by LONDON - KARACHI - JODHPUR - ALLAHABAD - ASANSOL - (CALCUTTA) service. Souvenir cover franked 11 Pi canc Baile Claith cds,. Reference # 33.13d7 assigned retrospectively, not listed in Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996. RARE.
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Lot Number: 18

(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, BUDAPEST - ASANSOL, bs 8 Jul 33. Routed by the LONDON - KARACH - JODHPUR - ALLAHABAD - ASANSOL - (CALCUTTA) service. Souvenir cover franked 1P 30f canc Budapest cds, also Matyasfold cds verso. Reference # 33.13d6 assigned retrospectively, not listed in  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996. RARE.

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Date: 1933, Jun 30
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, BUDAPEST - ASANSOL, bs 8 Jul 33. Routed by the LONDON - KARACH - JODHPUR - ALLAHABAD - ASANSOL - (CALCUTTA) service. Souvenir cover franked 1P 30f canc Budapest cds, also Matyasfold cds verso. Reference # 33.13d6 assigned retrospectively, not listed in Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996. RARE.
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Lot Number: 19

(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASEL-BRINDISI (3.7.33) - ASANSOL bs 8 Jul 33. Souvenir cover, typed 'By Air I India', franked 1F (Swiss basic rate 30c + air surcharge 70c). Reference # 33.13d2  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASEL-BRINDISI (3.7.33) - ASANSOL bs 8 Jul 33. Souvenir cover, typed 'By Air I India', franked 1F (Swiss basic rate 30c + air surcharge 70c). Reference # 33.13d2 Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 20

(Alex Newall personal collection) First acceptance of IRAQI mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASRA - KARACHI 8 Jly 33 hs - CALCUTTA, bs 10 Jul 33. Registered (label) souvenir cover, Imperial Airways Ltd red cachet 'Extension of England-India Air Service', franked 38 fls. Reference # 33.13d5,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1933, Jul 5
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: First acceptance of IRAQI mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASRA - KARACHI 8 Jly 33 hs - CALCUTTA, bs 10 Jul 33. Registered (label) souvenir cover, Imperial Airways Ltd red cachet 'Extension of England-India Air Service', franked 38 fls. Reference # 33.13d5, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 21

(Alex Newall personal collection) First acceptance of GIBRALTAR mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Rangoon, (GIBRALTAR 19.9.33 Croydon )- KARACHI - CALCUTTA - RANGOON  bs 2.10.33. Registered (label) souvenir cover, violet  London-Karachi-Rangoon fist flight cachet verso, franked 11d (8d inclusive air rate + 3d registration). Reference # 33.17b6,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1933, Sep 16
Est. price: £160.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: First acceptance of GIBRALTAR mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Rangoon, (GIBRALTAR 19.9.33 Croydon )- KARACHI - CALCUTTA - RANGOON bs 2.10.33. Registered (label) souvenir cover, violet London-Karachi-Rangoon fist flight cachet verso, franked 11d (8d inclusive air rate + 3d registration). Reference # 33.17b6, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 22

(Alex Newall personal collection) First acceptance of IRAQUI mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASRA - CALCUTTA - RANGOON, bs 1 Oct 33. Souvenir cover, violet 'Imperial Airways Ltd/ 'Extension of England-India Air Service' cachet on front and London-Karachi-Rangoon fist flight cachet verso , franked 35 fls. Reference # 33.17c3,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1933, Sep 27
Est. price: £160.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: First acceptance of IRAQUI mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASRA - CALCUTTA - RANGOON, bs 1 Oct 33. Souvenir cover, violet 'Imperial Airways Ltd/ 'Extension of England-India Air Service' cachet on front and London-Karachi-Rangoon fist flight cachet verso , franked 35 fls. Reference # 33.17c3, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 40

(Australia) First acceptance of Australian mail for PNG for carriage over the the Papua and New Guinea Air Service, Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Salamau, registered label cover franked Australia 3d air, 3d and 2d, canc Public Offices Victoria 1 Feb, Melbourne 1/2, Edie Creek PNG 13/2 and bs Salamau 16/2. Carried to Port Moresby on the mail boat Macdui' which left Brisbane on 4/2, then flown by Orme Denny in a Guinea Airways  Junkers F13 to Salamau and on to Wau and Bulolo. Great routing, AAMC P56.

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Date: 1933, Feb 4
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of Australian mail for PNG for carriage over the the Papua and New Guinea Air Service, Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Salamau, registered label cover franked Australia 3d air, 3d and 2d, canc Public Offices Victoria 1 Feb, Melbourne 1/2, Edie Creek PNG 13/2 and bs Salamau 16/2. Carried to Port Moresby on the mail boat Macdui' which left Brisbane on 4/2, then flown by Orme Denny in a Guinea Airways Junkers F13 to Salamau and on to Wau and Bulolo. Great routing, AAMC P56.
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Lot Number: 60

(Basutoland) Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 105

(Egypt) 1933 Egypt International Aviation 13ml and 15ml on official 'Congress de a Federation Aeronautique cover, canc special Congress postmark, also 50% strike large oval official on Congress cachet.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Egypt

Description: 1933 Egypt International Aviation 13ml and 15ml on official 'Congress de a Federation Aeronautique cover, canc special Congress postmark, also 50% strike large oval official on Congress cachet.
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Lot Number: 115

(Flying Boats) 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). Fokker F VIIb planes between Saigon and Karachi, Farman 303 planes between Karachi and Damascus, bus/car to Beyrouth, and CAMS FLYING BOATS Beyrouth to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. 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: Flying Boats

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). Fokker F VIIb planes between Saigon and Karachi, Farman 303 planes between Karachi and Damascus, bus/car to Beyrouth, and CAMS FLYING BOATS Beyrouth to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Blue border imprint etiquette cover franked 36c for 6c colonial rate and 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 161

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways London to Allahabad, b/s 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, black boxed flight cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir cover, franked GV 2d and 6d.

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Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways London to Allahabad, b/s 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, black boxed flight cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir cover, franked GV 2d and 6d.
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Lot Number: 180

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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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, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 181

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked London machine cancel, 28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston.posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, black st line "West of England" cachets front and verso. The service operated for six days only.

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Date: 1933, Nov 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to London, plain cover franked 1 1/2d postmarked London machine cancel, 28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston.posted on arrival, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Provincial Airways/Plymouth oval depart cachet, black st line "West of England" cachets front and verso. The service operated for six days only.
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Lot Number: 201

(Germany) High 6x air rate, Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Hamburg 29/6 cds, arrived Athens 30/6 cds via Berlin 30/6 cds. Then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA southbound service AS 122 which left the same day on 'Horsa' arriving Nairobi 4/7 on 'Atlanta' via Cairo 1/7. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Dar Es Sxalaam 5/7 cds. Commercial corner cover FRANKED RM 1.40 for 25pf UPU plus 6x air fees at 1.20, 5pf deficit. High rate, great routing, ex Proud.

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Date: 1933, Jun 29
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Germany

Description: High 6x air rate, Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Hamburg 29/6 cds, arrived Athens 30/6 cds via Berlin 30/6 cds. Then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA southbound service AS 122 which left the same day on 'Horsa' arriving Nairobi 4/7 on 'Atlanta' via Cairo 1/7. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Dar Es Sxalaam 5/7 cds. Commercial corner cover FRANKED RM 1.40 for 25pf UPU plus 6x air fees at 1.20, 5pf deficit. High rate, great routing, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 202

(Germany) Germany to Costa Rica, bs 12/12, airmail etiquette cover franked 1.05m for carriage by surface to New York then OAT by US air service canc Bremen cds, typed 'Mit Luftpost/ab New York', ms '5gr'. Fast 13 day transit.

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Date: 1933, Nov 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany to Costa Rica, bs 12/12, airmail etiquette cover franked 1.05m for carriage by surface to New York then OAT by US air service canc Bremen cds, typed 'Mit Luftpost/ab New York', ms '5gr'. Fast 13 day transit.
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Lot Number: 208

(Greece) Athens to New York, carried on the Aero Espresso Italiana service to Brindisi 3/6 where it would have completed the air stage of its journey, signified by a red framed Jusqu'a 'Par Avion/JUSQU'A (ms) Brindisi', then likely surface to the North America sorting office in Turin, then on to Genoa for dispatch by ship to New York, printed cover, 'imprime' hs, franked the printed matter rate of 1dr60l surface and 3dr air surcharge. Interesting cover elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.

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Date: 1933, Jun 5
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Greece

Description: Athens to New York, carried on the Aero Espresso Italiana service to Brindisi 3/6 where it would have completed the air stage of its journey, signified by a red framed Jusqu'a 'Par Avion/JUSQU'A (ms) Brindisi', then likely surface to the North America sorting office in Turin, then on to Genoa for dispatch by ship to New York, printed cover, 'imprime' hs, franked the printed matter rate of 1dr60l surface and 3dr air surcharge. Interesting cover elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.
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Lot Number: 213

(India) England-India extension from Karachi to Calcutta, London to Allahabad, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover, IAW/ITCA'

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

Description: England-India extension from Karachi to Calcutta, London to Allahabad, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover, IAW/ITCA'
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Lot Number: 214

(India) F/F Imperial Airways/ Indian Trans-Continental Airways GB to India, London to Calcutta, bs Cooinoor 10/7, uncommon destination.

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

Description: F/F Imperial Airways/ Indian Trans-Continental Airways GB to India, London to Calcutta, bs Cooinoor 10/7, uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 215

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Asansol to Allahabad, bs 11/7, 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 4
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Asansol to Allahabad, bs 11/7, 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: 216

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, return flight, Calcutta to Allahabad, bs 11/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet verso. Only 4 flown, Newall 33.13Ae1.

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Date: 1933, Jul 4
Est. price: £65.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, return flight, Calcutta to Allahabad, bs 11/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet verso. Only 4 flown, Newall 33.13Ae1.
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Lot Number: 217

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Asansol, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.

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Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Asansol, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.
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Lot Number: 229

(Interruptions and Accidents) South Africa to Germany. By flight leaving 30 August,  Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN130 which arrived Athens 7 September. On by Lufthansa, delivered 9 September (firms chop). Franked 6d for air rate. DELAY. Service AN 130 delayed one day at Athens . It was flown by service AN 130, operated by the HP42 Horsa, which departed Khartoum 06.00 on 5 Sept. and arrived Cairo 6th where the service was taken over by the Short Kent Sylvanus which departed Alexandria to schedule on the 7th and should have arrived Brindisi the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown) and so did not reach Brindisi until the 8th.

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Date: 1933, Aug 29
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: South Africa to Germany. By flight leaving 30 August, Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN130 which arrived Athens 7 September. On by Lufthansa, delivered 9 September (firms chop). Franked 6d for air rate. DELAY. Service AN 130 delayed one day at Athens . It was flown by service AN 130, operated by the HP42 Horsa, which departed Khartoum 06.00 on 5 Sept. and arrived Cairo 6th where the service was taken over by the Short Kent Sylvanus which departed Alexandria to schedule on the 7th and should have arrived Brindisi the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown) and so did not reach Brindisi until the 8th.
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Lot Number: 238

(Madagascar) Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC b/s 19/10. Posted Tananarive  21/9 then by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot to Dar es Salaam bs 27/9, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 136, departed Juba 15/10 on Hadrian, arrived Bindisi on Scipio 18/10 (bs). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with  Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris  and delivered to Liginiac  bs 19/10. Plain cover, grey/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair,  Franked 5F50.  Super item, a scarce and complex itinerary, and  detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.

n Scipio on Scipio 21 September 1933: Madagascar to France by sea to Dar es Salaam  27 September (b/s). By AN136 which left 14 October on Andromeda(missed AN135, 7 October for unknown reasons), which arrived Brinidisi 18 October (b/s). Franked F2.50

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Date: 1933, Sep 21
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC b/s 19/10. Posted Tananarive 21/9 then by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot to Dar es Salaam bs 27/9, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 136, departed Juba 15/10 on Hadrian, arrived Bindisi on Scipio 18/10 (bs). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris and delivered to Liginiac bs 19/10. Plain cover, grey/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, Franked 5F50. Super item, a scarce and complex itinerary, and detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection. n Scipio on Scipio 21 September 1933: Madagascar to France by sea to Dar es Salaam 27 September (b/s). By AN136 which left 14 October on Andromeda(missed AN135, 7 October for unknown reasons), which arrived Brinidisi 18 October (b/s). Franked F2.50
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Lot Number: 276

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Algeria to Switzerland, ALGER to ZURICH, via Marseille-Gare, bs 19/4 ,attractive 'Hotel Restaurant de L'Oasis cover franked 3F25, airmail etiquette annulled with black cross Marseille Jusqua, onward by surface. Ironed vertical crease and closed flap tear, see scan.

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Date: 1933, Apr 18
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Algeria to Switzerland, ALGER to ZURICH, via Marseille-Gare, bs 19/4 ,attractive 'Hotel Restaurant de L'Oasis cover franked 3F25, airmail etiquette annulled with black cross Marseille Jusqua, onward by surface. Ironed vertical crease and closed flap tear, see scan.
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Lot Number: 277

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) MAURITIUS to FRANCE, bs Paris 3/6, via Nairobi bs 25/5 and Brindisi bs TPO 2/3. Registered label Messageries Maritimes cover franked 79c canc fine strikes 'Registered/1 MY 33/GPO Mauritius' oval ds, blue/black airmail etiquette annulled at Brindisi, fine red 'Bernardin De St Pierre' hs. Sailed from Mauritius on the Messageries Maritimes 'Bernardin-De-Saint-Pierre', arriving MOMBASA 24/5, then by Wilson AW (or ?train) to Nairobi 25/5, where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa northbound service AN116 for carriage on Andromeda to Entebbe, on Horsa to Cairo, and on Sylvanus to Brindisi. An original sepia PPC of 'Bernadine-De-Saint-Peirre' is included.  A superb exhibit item.

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Date: 1933, May 1
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: MAURITIUS to FRANCE, bs Paris 3/6, via Nairobi bs 25/5 and Brindisi bs TPO 2/3. Registered label Messageries Maritimes cover franked 79c canc fine strikes 'Registered/1 MY 33/GPO Mauritius' oval ds, blue/black airmail etiquette annulled at Brindisi, fine red 'Bernardin De St Pierre' hs. Sailed from Mauritius on the Messageries Maritimes 'Bernardin-De-Saint-Pierre', arriving MOMBASA 24/5, then by Wilson AW (or ?train) to Nairobi 25/5, where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa northbound service AN116 for carriage on Andromeda to Entebbe, on Horsa to Cairo, and on Sylvanus to Brindisi. An original sepia PPC of 'Bernadine-De-Saint-Peirre' is included. A superb exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 278

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) London to Zanzibar, bs 9/8, commercial airmail carried on Imperial AW Africa southbound service AS 127, by Horatius to Athens, Satyrus (Flying boat) to Alexandria, Hadrian to Mombasa 8/8, where transferred to Wilson Airways Feeder Service to Zanzibar bs 9/8. Plain cover correctly rated 7d per 1/2oz, Non invasive ironed vertical right and left edge creases,  see magnified scan.

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Date: 1933, Aug 2
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: London to Zanzibar, bs 9/8, commercial airmail carried on Imperial AW Africa southbound service AS 127, by Horatius to Athens, Satyrus (Flying boat) to Alexandria, Hadrian to Mombasa 8/8, where transferred to Wilson Airways Feeder Service to Zanzibar bs 9/8. Plain cover correctly rated 7d per 1/2oz, Non invasive ironed vertical right and left edge creases, see magnified scan.
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Lot Number: 279

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) 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: Scarce and Unusual Routings

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: 280

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Germany, MOSHI to HAMBURG by  Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN137 leaving Moshi 20 October (bs) on Hannibal arriving on Hengist at Brindisi 27 October (b/s) where carriage by air was terminated and airmail etiquette cancelled by fine Brindisi framed black cross Jusqu'a, and on to Hamburg by rail. Nice printed 'Palm Court Hotel' cover franked 75c for air rate. 




At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with  Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris  and delivered to Liginiac  bs 19/10.

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Date: 1933, OCT 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Germany, MOSHI to HAMBURG by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN137 leaving Moshi 20 October (bs) on Hannibal arriving on Hengist at Brindisi 27 October (b/s) where carriage by air was terminated and airmail etiquette cancelled by fine Brindisi framed black cross Jusqu'a, and on to Hamburg by rail. Nice printed 'Palm Court Hotel' cover franked 75c for air rate. At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris and delivered to Liginiac bs 19/10.
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Lot Number: 281

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Kenya To Denmark, NAIROBI TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 137 which left Nairobi 121/10 on Hannibal,  Athens 26/10 on Scipio for Brindisi bs 27/10. Then by train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 23/10 via the 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 ferry. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by ms black cross Jusqua applied at Brindisi, franked 75c for combined rate.

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Date: 1933, Oct 20
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Kenya To Denmark, NAIROBI TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 137 which left Nairobi 121/10 on Hannibal, Athens 26/10 on Scipio for Brindisi bs 27/10. Then by train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 23/10 via the 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 ferry. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by ms black cross Jusqua applied at Brindisi, franked 75c for combined rate.
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Lot Number: 294

(Singapore) Double rate Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London,  uncommon small red.blue speedbird souvenir cover with printed 'Imperial Airways/...............London/31-12-1933', franked 78c double rate verso.

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Date: 1933, Dec 29
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Double rate Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London, uncommon small red.blue speedbird souvenir cover with printed 'Imperial Airways/...............London/31-12-1933', franked 78c double rate verso.
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Lot Number: 295

(Singapore) F/F Singapore to London, no arrival ds, official blue/red cover, IAW/ITCA

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Date: 1933, Dec 29
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Singapore

Description: F/F Singapore to London, no arrival ds, official blue/red cover, IAW/ITCA
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Lot Number: 343

(United States) WA Films Incorporated, Hollywood, flown by airmail Special Delivery to Curacao, 24/9 and on to Riohacha, Colombia, 7/10, via Barranquilla 2/10, underpaid airmail cover, 24x10cm, franked 60c and 20c Special Delivery stamp, canc Los Angeles cds, violet 'Returned For Postage' and 'Postage Due (ms 7) cent' handstamps. WA Films was incorporated in New York in 1925 and, in 1930, produced, among others, 'Africa Speaks' which was filmed on location in the Belgian Congo. Interesting item

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Date: 1933, Sep 18
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: WA Films Incorporated, Hollywood, flown by airmail Special Delivery to Curacao, 24/9 and on to Riohacha, Colombia, 7/10, via Barranquilla 2/10, underpaid airmail cover, 24x10cm, franked 60c and 20c Special Delivery stamp, canc Los Angeles cds, violet 'Returned For Postage' and 'Postage Due (ms 7) cent' handstamps. WA Films was incorporated in New York in 1925 and, in 1930, produced, among others, 'Africa Speaks' which was filmed on location in the Belgian Congo. Interesting item
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