Lot Number: 6

(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: £150.00
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: 19

(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: £55.00
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: 48

(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: £185.00
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: 82

(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: 135

(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: 182

(GB External) Imperial Airways connects with ITCA, London to Delhi, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 8d, canc CROYDON AERODROME cds.

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Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways connects with ITCA, London to Delhi, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 8d, canc CROYDON AERODROME cds.
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Lot Number: 183

(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: £25.00
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: 184

(GB External) F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12with Siamese and Bankok postmarks,  official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1933, Dec 9
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Bandon, Malay States, b/s 21/12with Siamese and Bankok postmarks, official red/blue Speedbird cover franked 11d, carried on IAW F/F Croydon-Singapore, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 207

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to London, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Plymouth depart cachet, violet st line "West of England" hs, London arrival cds, West Country Air Service cachet, plain cover, Provincial Airways Ltd, 750 flown, service operated for six days only

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Date: 1933, Nov 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, "West Country Air Service, Plymouth to London, 3d bi-coloured vignette tied by Plymouth depart cachet, violet st line "West of England" hs, London arrival cds, West Country Air Service cachet, plain cover, Provincial Airways Ltd, 750 flown, service operated for six days only
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Lot Number: 208

(GB Internal) Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service,  Southampton to London, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by violet oval Provincial Airways Southampton depart cachet, London arrival cds  28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston.  West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only.

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Date: 1933, Nov 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, Southampton to London, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by violet oval Provincial Airways Southampton depart cachet, London arrival cds 28 Nov due to unforseen landing at Heston. West Country Air Service of Provincial Airways Ltd. The service operated for six days only.
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Lot Number: 231

(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: £16.00
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: 252

(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: 253

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

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Date: 1933, Jul 4
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Asansol to Cawnpore, bs 11/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet verso.
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Lot Number: 254

(India) F/F 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.

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Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: F/F 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.
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Lot Number: 255

(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: 256

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

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Date: 1933, Jul 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Asansol to Jodhpur, bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet verso.
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Lot Number: 273

(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: 288

(Italy) Fiume to Czechoslovakia, bsCarlsbaad Vary, bs 2/5, via Vienna Flugpost 24/8 and Prague 2/5, sepia PPC showing Via Ipparco Baccic, Fiume, franked150c Italian stamps, canc 'Fiume/Correspondenze Ordinaire/23.8.33'  and 'Fiume Posta Aerea 23.8.33' cds's, grey/black Mod 24 R airmail etiquette. Fiume was incorporated into Italy on February 22, 1924, and used stamps of Italy until July 1945. Early airmails from Fiume are difficult to find.

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Date: 1933, Aug 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Italy

Description: Fiume to Czechoslovakia, bsCarlsbaad Vary, bs 2/5, via Vienna Flugpost 24/8 and Prague 2/5, sepia PPC showing Via Ipparco Baccic, Fiume, franked150c Italian stamps, canc 'Fiume/Correspondenze Ordinaire/23.8.33' and 'Fiume Posta Aerea 23.8.33' cds's, grey/black Mod 24 R airmail etiquette. Fiume was incorporated into Italy on February 22, 1924, and used stamps of Italy until July 1945. Early airmails from Fiume are difficult to find.
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Lot Number: 289

(Italy) Early airmail, Rome to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 9/1/34, via Roma Ferrovia 23/10 and Turin 24/10, airmail cover franked 5L 50c canc Roma Centro/23.12.33 cds, grey/black Mod 24R etiquette, and attractive triangular red/white airmail etiquettes.Uncommon origin-destination combination.

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Date: 1933, Dec 23
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Italy

Description: Early airmail, Rome to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 9/1/34, via Roma Ferrovia 23/10 and Turin 24/10, airmail cover franked 5L 50c canc Roma Centro/23.12.33 cds, grey/black Mod 24R etiquette, and attractive triangular red/white airmail etiquettes.Uncommon origin-destination combination.
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Lot Number: 308

(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: £150.00
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: 362

(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: 391

(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: 411

(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: £25.00
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: 412

(Singapore) Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London, 11/4 Ibstock arrival cds on front, souvenir speedbird cover correctly rated 43c (8c post+ 35c air fee), franked GV 30c, 12c and1 perfins.

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Date: 1933, Dec 30
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London, 11/4 Ibstock arrival cds on front, souvenir speedbird cover correctly rated 43c (8c post+ 35c air fee), franked GV 30c, 12c and1 perfins.
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Lot Number: 426

(South Africa) Accelerated service, 
South Africa to Kenya, DURBAN to NAIROBI, by  Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service flight AN135 leaving 3 October on Amalthea arriving Nairobi 6 October (b/s). First service accelerated to Cairo in order to make faster connection with Eastbound services to India and Burma (ref Wingent p 50. Franked 6d for air rate. 




Service diverted from Croydon to Lympne due to fog Cover datestamped Mpwapwa, 31 October 1933, backstamped Dodoma 2 Nov. Sent by road to Gulwe, then by train to Dodoma to connect with I.A. service AN 139, which departed 4th and arrived Paris to schedule on 11th. HP42 Heracles departed Paris at 09.42 the same day but due to dense fog over London, was diverted to land at Lympne airfield, Kent, arriving at 12.03. Because the Post Office van had to drive an additional 60 miles in bad conditons to deliver the mail from the airfield to London Foreign Section at King Edward Building (G.P.O. Headquarters) it must have arrived later than usual. 
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Date: 1933, Oct 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Accelerated service, South Africa to Kenya, DURBAN to NAIROBI, by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service flight AN135 leaving 3 October on Amalthea arriving Nairobi 6 October (b/s). First service accelerated to Cairo in order to make faster connection with Eastbound services to India and Burma (ref Wingent p 50. Franked 6d for air rate. Service diverted from Croydon to Lympne due to fog Cover datestamped Mpwapwa, 31 October 1933, backstamped Dodoma 2 Nov. Sent by road to Gulwe, then by train to Dodoma to connect with I.A. service AN 139, which departed 4th and arrived Paris to schedule on 11th. HP42 Heracles departed Paris at 09.42 the same day but due to dense fog over London, was diverted to land at Lympne airfield, Kent, arriving at 12.03. Because the Post Office van had to drive an additional 60 miles in bad conditons to deliver the mail from the airfield to London Foreign Section at King Edward Building (G.P.O. Headquarters) it must have arrived later than usual. ,
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Lot Number: 468

(Tanganyika) 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: Tanganyika

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: 481

(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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