Lot Number: 3

(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: £35.00
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: 15

(Australia) Commemoration of Australia's first pigeongram, a message carried by homing pigeon from Sydney Showground, AMS of NSW souvenir cover posted Sydney 24/4/1933 with pigeongram vignette tied by purple "Pigeon" cachet.

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

Description: Commemoration of Australia's first pigeongram, a message carried by homing pigeon from Sydney Showground, AMS of NSW souvenir cover posted Sydney 24/4/1933 with pigeongram vignette tied by purple "Pigeon" cachet.
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Lot Number: 16

(Australia) Faith in Australia air mail flight, Australia to New Zealand, souvenir postcard printed in blue, did not go through the post but impressed with dated cachet confirming time and date of arrival and departure, and signed by CTP Ulm and GU Allen.

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Date: 1933, Dec 3
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Faith in Australia air mail flight, Australia to New Zealand, souvenir postcard printed in blue, did not go through the post but impressed with dated cachet confirming time and date of arrival and departure, and signed by CTP Ulm and GU Allen.
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Lot Number: 17

(Australia) Australia to London, typed 'AIR MAIL. BY AUSTRALIAN & KARACHI-LONDON', airmail etiquette cover franked 11d, canc Sydney cds, by air to Perth on Adelaide-Perth service (confirmed by 11d postage, see Wingent p30), by sea from Freemantle to Colombo (c16 days), train to Karachi, then transfer to Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight (likely) # IW247 departing 26/12, arriving London 2/1/34. Flown by Aurora to Johdpur, Hadrian to Cairo, Scipio to Brindisi and Heracles to London.

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Date: 1933, Dec 7
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to London, typed 'AIR MAIL. BY AUSTRALIAN & KARACHI-LONDON', airmail etiquette cover franked 11d, canc Sydney cds, by air to Perth on Adelaide-Perth service (confirmed by 11d postage, see Wingent p30), by sea from Freemantle to Colombo (c16 days), train to Karachi, then transfer to Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight (likely) # IW247 departing 26/12, arriving London 2/1/34. Flown by Aurora to Johdpur, Hadrian to Cairo, Scipio to Brindisi and Heracles to London.
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Lot Number: 59

(Brazil) Porto Alegre to Caixas, bs, attractive VARIG 'Festa de Uva' commemorative cover.

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Date: 1933, Feb 18
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Porto Alegre to Caixas, bs, attractive VARIG 'Festa de Uva' commemorative cover.
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Lot Number: 60

(Brazil) Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, with winged PAA logo on flap, franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. A nice.

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Date: 1933, Oct 24
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Opening up the Amazon, Panair F/F Manaos to Belem, purple winged flight cachet, printed red/white/blue Panair Do Brasil corner cover, with winged PAA logo on flap, franked 1100R, signed by the pilot Capt. E La Porte. A nice.
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Lot Number: 95

(Egypt) FIRST DAY OF ISSUE Greek airmail label L3 issued at ATHENS. On airmail cover from Cairo 17/5 to Athens 18/5 arrival cds. Label tied by Athens airmail cachet.

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Date: 1933, May 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Egypt

Description: FIRST DAY OF ISSUE Greek airmail label L3 issued at ATHENS. On airmail cover from Cairo 17/5 to Athens 18/5 arrival cds. Label tied by Athens airmail cachet.
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Lot Number: 96

(Egypt) Greek airmail label L3 issued at ATHENS. On airmail cover from Cairo posted 8/9 to Athens bs 19/9. Label tied by Athens airmail cachet.

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Date: 1933, May 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Greek airmail label L3 issued at ATHENS. On airmail cover from Cairo posted 8/9 to Athens bs 19/9. Label tied by Athens airmail cachet.
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Lot Number: 112

(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: 113

(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: 114

(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: 115

(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: 116

(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: 126

(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: 188

(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: £65.00
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: 200

(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: 201

(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: 256

(Netherlands) Pander 'Postjaeger mail-only test flight between Netherlands and NEI, souvenir card sent from the Pander company, Lekkerderk, in Holland, 22/12/33, carrying facsimile signatures of the crew.

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Date: 1933, Dec 22
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Pander 'Postjaeger mail-only test flight between Netherlands and NEI, souvenir card sent from the Pander company, Lekkerderk, in Holland, 22/12/33, carrying facsimile signatures of the crew.
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Lot Number: 298

(Newfoundland) Special service to the Labrador Gold Concessions, St. John's to Wabash-Katsao, b/s, airmail etiquette cover cover franked 30c, canc St. John's cds, large red boxed flight cachet,

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Date: 1933, Jul 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Special service to the Labrador Gold Concessions, St. John's to Wabash-Katsao, b/s, airmail etiquette cover cover franked 30c, canc St. John's cds, large red boxed flight cachet,
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Lot Number: 300

(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: £150.00
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: 301

(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: £40.00
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: 326

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) 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. SATYRUS returned to normal operation of Mediterranean section of route after flying north via this service, see Wingent p38.

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Date: 1933, Feb 21
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

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. SATYRUS returned to normal operation of Mediterranean section of route after flying north via this service, see Wingent p38.
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Lot Number: 327

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) 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 Routing

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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Lot Number: 328

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Germany to Tanganyika, FLENSBURG TO KILIMANJARO, bs10/12. By rail to Athens, then by Imperial Airways Africa Service flight AS144 leaving Athens 2/12 on Scipio, transferred to Hanno at Khartoum on 4/12 and to Amalthea at Kisumu on 5/12 , arriving Moshi bs 6/12. Transferred to 
the Tanga-Kilimanjaro TPO Down on 7/12 bs, then readdressed and put back on Tanga-Kilimanjaro TPO Down 10/12 to Mnyusi. Cover bears Ms '24gr, correctly rated RM1.40 for 40pf UPU (25pf for first 20gr + 15pf for next 20gr and FIVE AIR FEES OF 20PF per 5gr. The Hasani Estate was in Makanya (near the Tanga Railway Line), in the north of the country near the border with the Kenya. Superb item -  great routing and franking  and rich in social/colonial history - see 
http://ashvinsblog.blogspot.com/2005/11/farm-in-africa.html

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Date: 1933, Nov 24
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Germany to Tanganyika, FLENSBURG TO KILIMANJARO, bs10/12. By rail to Athens, then by Imperial Airways Africa Service flight AS144 leaving Athens 2/12 on Scipio, transferred to Hanno at Khartoum on 4/12 and to Amalthea at Kisumu on 5/12 , arriving Moshi bs 6/12. Transferred to the Tanga-Kilimanjaro TPO Down on 7/12 bs, then readdressed and put back on Tanga-Kilimanjaro TPO Down 10/12 to Mnyusi. Cover bears Ms '24gr, correctly rated RM1.40 for 40pf UPU (25pf for first 20gr + 15pf for next 20gr and FIVE AIR FEES OF 20PF per 5gr. The Hasani Estate was in Makanya (near the Tanga Railway Line), in the north of the country near the border with the Kenya. Superb item - great routing and franking and rich in social/colonial history - see http://ashvinsblog.blogspot.com/2005/11/farm-in-africa.html
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