Lot Number: 82

(Australia) MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, F/F Daly Waters-Perth, bs 12/10, airmal etiquette cover franked 5d.

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Date: 1934, Oct 8
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, F/F Daly Waters-Perth, bs 12/10, airmal etiquette cover franked 5d.
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Lot Number: 83

(Australia) Imperial Airways/Qantas, Brisbane-London, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, registered (label) official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/6d, canc Brisbane/Air mail cds.

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Date: 1934, Dec 6
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Australia

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, Brisbane-London, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, registered (label) official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/6d, canc Brisbane/Air mail cds.
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Lot Number: 84

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Northern Rhodesia, Kew to Broken Hill, bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air 'OS' opt, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Northern Rhodesia, Kew to Broken Hill, bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air 'OS' opt, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 85

(Australia) Rare first acceptance  of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 86

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 87

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 88

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 89

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 103

(Austria) Vienna to London, via Berlin 19/6, attractive blue/cream airmail envelope franked 20g & 80g, canc - TA 117 Vienna 18/6 and tied by fine strike red Berlin/Zentralflughafen arrival hs, and Telegraphenamt Wien 18/6 verso.

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Date: 1934, Jun 18
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Austria

Description: Vienna to London, via Berlin 19/6, attractive blue/cream airmail envelope franked 20g & 80g, canc - TA 117 Vienna 18/6 and tied by fine strike red Berlin/Zentralflughafen arrival hs, and Telegraphenamt Wien 18/6 verso.
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Lot Number: 111

(Bechuanaland) Serowe to New Zealand via Cairo 10/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for New Zealand for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IIA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, plain cover correctly franked 1/8d, canc Serowe 1 Dec 34 cds. By sea from Brisbane to Auckland. Very scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: Serowe to New Zealand via Cairo 10/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for New Zealand for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IIA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, plain cover correctly franked 1/8d, canc Serowe 1 Dec 34 cds. By sea from Brisbane to Auckland. Very scarce.
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Lot Number: 126

(Belgium) Raid Rubin record flight in DH Comet by Waller & Franchome, from Belgium-Congo in 22hrs, Brussels to Leopoldville, bs 22/12, boxed red special flight cachet, typed 'Raid Rubin', very fine. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 15
Est. price: £13.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Raid Rubin record flight in DH Comet by Waller & Franchome, from Belgium-Congo in 22hrs, Brussels to Leopoldville, bs 22/12, boxed red special flight cachet, typed 'Raid Rubin', very fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 188

(Ceylon) Early airmail, Ceylon to London,  franked 39c canc Watuga cds, ms 'via Karachi'.

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Date: 1934, Jan 31
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ceylon

Description: Early airmail, Ceylon to London, franked 39c canc Watuga cds, ms 'via Karachi'.
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Lot Number: 224

(Egypt) Envelope flown registered from Egypt to Athens, franked 1933 International Aviation Congress set with Cairo cds's, red registration label below with Greek air label alongside and both tied by air cachet, on reverse arrival date stamp of January 14, fine.

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Date: 1934, Jan 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Envelope flown registered from Egypt to Athens, franked 1933 International Aviation Congress set with Cairo cds's, red registration label below with Greek air label alongside and both tied by air cachet, on reverse arrival date stamp of January 14, fine.
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Lot Number: 267

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of mail carried from England to Malta by the new Imperial Airways speeded up service, PC franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, bs Valletta MY 5/34, typed 'London-Malta, airmail etiquette, sent from Francis Field to Forbes-Bentley, also Francis Field authentication hs verso. See p19, Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle Paper 29, pub 2000. Not referenced in Wingent or Proud.. so definitely one or the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1934, May 4
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail carried from England to Malta by the new Imperial Airways speeded up service, PC franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, bs Valletta MY 5/34, typed 'London-Malta, airmail etiquette, sent from Francis Field to Forbes-Bentley, also Francis Field authentication hs verso. See p19, Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle Paper 29, pub 2000. Not referenced in Wingent or Proud.. so definitely one or the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 268

(GB External) KLM F/F Liverpool to Gravenhage, 1/6 arrival cds on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d.

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Date: 1934, Jun 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: KLM F/F Liverpool to Gravenhage, 1/6 arrival cds on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d.
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Lot Number: 269

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, Col Roscoe Turner, violet 4 line confirmation cachet, arrival cds 29/10 (on front), airmail cover. Image.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, Col Roscoe Turner, violet 4 line confirmation cachet, arrival cds 29/10 (on front), airmail cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 270

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Sydney arrival 8/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Sydney arrival 8/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.
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Lot Number: 271

(GB External) London to New Zealand via Sydney 21/12 'Air Mail Section GPO', held over for carriage on F/F Australia extension of London-Singapore service, uncommon non philatelic cover correctly rated 1/3d, Imperial Airways/Qantas Image.

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Date: 1934, Nov 30
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to New Zealand via Sydney 21/12 'Air Mail Section GPO', held over for carriage on F/F Australia extension of London-Singapore service, uncommon non philatelic cover correctly rated 1/3d, Imperial Airways/Qantas Image.
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Lot Number: 272

(GB External) Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas, double rate London to Invercargill, New Zealand, via Sydney 21/12, cover, 10x21cm, flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia,  rated 2/6d, canc unusual London black circular wavy edge 'London/7 Dec 34Bristol/Air Mail/6 Dec/1934 cds. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 6
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas, double rate London to Invercargill, New Zealand, via Sydney 21/12, cover, 10x21cm, flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, rated 2/6d, canc unusual London black circular wavy edge 'London/7 Dec 34Bristol/Air Mail/6 Dec/1934 cds. Image.
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Lot Number: 273

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

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Date: 1934, Dec 08
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.
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Lot Number: 297

(GB Internal) London International Air Post exhibition 1934, unused souvenir postcard showing real photo reproduction of the Paris ’Matin’ pigeon post which carried messages on tissue. These were then putting in small envelopes attached to souvenirs postcards and posted to the addressees.

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Date: 1934, May 7
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post exhibition 1934, unused souvenir postcard showing real photo reproduction of the Paris ’Matin’ pigeon post which carried messages on tissue. These were then putting in small envelopes attached to souvenirs postcards and posted to the addressees.
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Lot Number: 298

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of  autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette and blue "By Autogiro" label, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London".

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Date: 1934, May 8
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette and blue "By Autogiro" label, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London".
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Lot Number: 299

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of  autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette, blue "By Autogiro" label and violet Apex 1934 cachet, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office and flown to Berlin, Berlin L2 9.5.34 arrival ds on front and red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' receiver, franked 2 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London" vignette. Few faint tone spots along middle of right edge. Hardly detracts, see image.

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Date: 1934, May 8
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Apex International Air Post Exhibition, special souvenir PPC with drawing of autogiro, black imprint Exhibition vignette, blue "By Autogiro" label and violet Apex 1934 cachet, flown by autogyro from Windsor to London, then posted at the Exhibition Post Office and flown to Berlin, Berlin L2 9.5.34 arrival ds on front and red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert/Berlin C2' receiver, franked 2 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark 8 May 34, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, and large "By Autogiro/Over the Route/of the First UK/Aerial Post 1911/Windsor London" vignette. Few faint tone spots along middle of right edge. Hardly detracts, see image.
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Lot Number: 300

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4d, canc special Expo postmark, brown Apex cachet, flown to Gibraltar, bs 14/5. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, May 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4d, canc special Expo postmark, brown Apex cachet, flown to Gibraltar, bs 14/5. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 301

(GB Internal) Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, franked 1 1/2d, canc Stromness 7.45am/29 MY/1934. Faint crumpling but, otherwise good. See image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, franked 1 1/2d, canc Stromness 7.45am/29 MY/1934. Faint crumpling but, otherwise good. See image.
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Lot Number: 302

(GB Internal) Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934.
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Lot Number: 303

(GB Internal) Rare pilot signed Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Signed by the plot of the south-bound plane, Flying Officer EH Coleman. Closed top edge tears visible front and verso. see images. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare pilot signed Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Signed by the plot of the south-bound plane, Flying Officer EH Coleman. Closed top edge tears visible front and verso. see images. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Image.
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Lot Number: 304

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, Douglas to Birmingham via Manchester, bs Birmingham 21 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to Birmingham, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to Birmingham". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are very rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am. Only 10 such are known and even fewer have back stamps.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, Douglas to Birmingham via Manchester, bs Birmingham 21 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to Birmingham, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to Birmingham". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are very rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am. Only 10 such are known and even fewer have back stamps.
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Lot Number: 305

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £200.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).
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Lot Number: 306

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Southampton to Liverpool, arrival cds 22nd August 1934 on front, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, F/F Southampton to Liverpool, arrival cds 22nd August 1934 on front, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.
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Lot Number: 307

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Manchester to the Isle of Wight, uncommon 'By Britain's First Inter City Airmail' cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Manchester 20 Aug cds, overstamped by IOW arrival cds, See scan.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: RAS F/F Manchester to the Isle of Wight, uncommon 'By Britain's First Inter City Airmail' cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Manchester 20 Aug cds, overstamped by IOW arrival cds, See scan.
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Lot Number: 308

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, Bristol to Liverpool via Birmingham, Liverpool arrival cds on front, official souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Bristol cds, flown on the last day of the last flight stage from Birmingham to Liverpool,  comma violet two line 'Last Flight /Sept 29th .

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Date: 1934, Sep 29
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, Bristol to Liverpool via Birmingham, Liverpool arrival cds on front, official souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Bristol cds, flown on the last day of the last flight stage from Birmingham to Liverpool, comma violet two line 'Last Flight /Sept 29th .
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Lot Number: 309

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

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Date: 1934, Nov 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.
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Lot Number: 310

(GB Internal) Rare Highland AW last flight of the Inverness-Kirkwall experimental service which opened 29/5/34. On the 1/12/34 the service was put on a permanent basis, see Beith p8. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, bs Kirkwall 30/11, typed 'Inverness-Kirkwall/Nov 30, 1934/Last Day of old contract'.. Image.

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Date: 1934, Nov 30
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare Highland AW last flight of the Inverness-Kirkwall experimental service which opened 29/5/34. On the 1/12/34 the service was put on a permanent basis, see Beith p8. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, bs Kirkwall 30/11, typed 'Inverness-Kirkwall/Nov 30, 1934/Last Day of old contract'.. Image.
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Lot Number: 311

(GB Internal) Cross envelopes unused. A study of the two different types. On the Kirwall-Inverness and Inverness-KIrkwall envelopes the names are in bolder and larger type, and are separated by a single bar. On the to and from Kirkwall, and the to and from Wick envelopes the separating bars are in three sections. See image. A nice item and one for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cross envelopes unused. A study of the two different types. On the Kirwall-Inverness and Inverness-KIrkwall envelopes the names are in bolder and larger type, and are separated by a single bar. On the to and from Kirkwall, and the to and from Wick envelopes the separating bars are in three sections. See image. A nice item and one for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 312

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, official three line arrival date stamp tying special special red/blue vignette,  red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick/1pm/1 Dec 34 cds, Around 125 of these company covers with the special vignette were carried on this flight, which also meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover, see p43. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, official three line arrival date stamp tying special special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick/1pm/1 Dec 34 cds, Around 125 of these company covers with the special vignette were carried on this flight, which also meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover, see p43. Image.
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Lot Number: 313

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, Cross cover franked 11/2d with special red/blue vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, Cross cover franked 11/2d with special red/blue vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43. Image.
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Lot Number: 314

(GB Internal) Scarce 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope,Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, bs,  rare grey/brick red 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope, franked 1 1/2d. See Redgrove p49. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scarce 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope,Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, bs, rare grey/brick red 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope, franked 1 1/2d. See Redgrove p49. Image.
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Lot Number: 359

(Hawaii) US Navy Trans Pacific trial flight, Air Squadron V-P8 first thirteen-hour round-trip from Pearl Harbour, Hawaii to Midway Island and return, piloted by the late Vice Admiral Clifton "Ziggy" Sprague". Airmail cover franked 8c air canc 'Fleet Air Base Pearl Harbour/Feb 13 1934', blue cachet on front with illustration of map of route between Honolulu and Midway with text, "Message carried by U.S.N. Air Squadron V-P8 from Pearl Harbour to Midway Island and return, app 2650 miles"; also an initialled 'Navy Base Clerk.Aircraft Base Clerk' hs. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Feb 13
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Hawaii

Description: US Navy Trans Pacific trial flight, Air Squadron V-P8 first thirteen-hour round-trip from Pearl Harbour, Hawaii to Midway Island and return, piloted by the late Vice Admiral Clifton "Ziggy" Sprague". Airmail cover franked 8c air canc 'Fleet Air Base Pearl Harbour/Feb 13 1934', blue cachet on front with illustration of map of route between Honolulu and Midway with text, "Message carried by U.S.N. Air Squadron V-P8 from Pearl Harbour to Midway Island and return, app 2650 miles"; also an initialled 'Navy Base Clerk.Aircraft Base Clerk' hs. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 392

(Ireland) Uncommon acceptance of mail from Ireland for carriage on the Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Ireland

Description: Uncommon acceptance of mail from Ireland for carriage on the Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Image.
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Lot Number: 401

(Kenya) Scarce First Flight, Kenya to Madagascar, NAIROBI to TANANARIVE, bs 4/8. Posted Nairobi 30/7 for carriage on the  IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND SERVICE AS178,  departed 31/78 on  'Helena' and arrived Broken Hill 1/8 where it was transferred to the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO TANANARIVE flown by Lefevre and Assolant, arriving 4/8. Plain TUNSTALL cover, FRANKED S2.10 for the new air rate . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection.. Some smudging along lower front edge from over inking of overlying cover.

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Date: 1934, Jul 30
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Scarce First Flight, Kenya to Madagascar, NAIROBI to TANANARIVE, bs 4/8. Posted Nairobi 30/7 for carriage on the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND SERVICE AS178, departed 31/78 on 'Helena' and arrived Broken Hill 1/8 where it was transferred to the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO TANANARIVE flown by Lefevre and Assolant, arriving 4/8. Plain TUNSTALL cover, FRANKED S2.10 for the new air rate . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection.. Some smudging along lower front edge from over inking of overlying cover.
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Lot Number: 402

(Kenya) Scarce First Flight, Kenya to Madagascar, NAIROBI to TANANARIVE, bs 4/8. Posted Nairobi 30/7 for carriage on the  IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND SERVICE AS178,  departed 31/78 on  'Helena' and arrived Broken Hill 1/8 where it was transferred to the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO TANANARIVE flown by Lefevre and Assolant, arriving 4/8. Plain TUNSTALL cover, FRANKED S2.10 for the new air rate . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1934, Jul 30
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Scarce First Flight, Kenya to Madagascar, NAIROBI to TANANARIVE, bs 4/8. Posted Nairobi 30/7 for carriage on the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND SERVICE AS178, departed 31/78 on 'Helena' and arrived Broken Hill 1/8 where it was transferred to the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO TANANARIVE flown by Lefevre and Assolant, arriving 4/8. Plain TUNSTALL cover, FRANKED S2.10 for the new air rate . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 403

(Kenya) Kisumu to Australia, bs Darwin 19/12, via Cairo 10/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and  90c.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Kisumu to Australia, bs Darwin 19/12, via Cairo 10/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and 90c.
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Lot Number: 500

(New Zealand) Sixth Trans Tasman crossing of VH-USU, Kaita to Sydney, franked 7d air canc  Kaita souvenir postmark bs Sydney 29/3, blue/white registered (label) souvenir cover, .

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Date: 1934, Mar 29
Est. price: £8.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Sixth Trans Tasman crossing of VH-USU, Kaita to Sydney, franked 7d air canc Kaita souvenir postmark bs Sydney 29/3, blue/white registered (label) souvenir cover, .
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Lot Number: 532

(Northern Rhodesia) N Rhodesia to Germany, NKANA (KITWE) to BRAUNSCHWEIG via Broken Hill 8 July (b/s). By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN175 which left 11 July on Atlanta, then by Hannibal to Cairo 16/7 and finally to Athens by Scipio, arriving 17 July where it transferred to Lufthansa and was delivered to Braunschweig bs 19/7. Etiquette cover franked 11d for air rate with good route markings.. Uncommon origin/destination combo.

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Date: 1934, Jul 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: N Rhodesia to Germany, NKANA (KITWE) to BRAUNSCHWEIG via Broken Hill 8 July (b/s). By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN175 which left 11 July on Atlanta, then by Hannibal to Cairo 16/7 and finally to Athens by Scipio, arriving 17 July where it transferred to Lufthansa and was delivered to Braunschweig bs 19/7. Etiquette cover franked 11d for air rate with good route markings.. Uncommon origin/destination combo.
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Lot Number: 534

(Nyasaland) Rhodesian & Nyasaland Airways, Blantyre to Salisbury service, F/F Blantyre to Salisbury 8/3, via Blantyre 6/3 ds, reg Godfrey Leopard on Rock" printed cover, franked 8d, black boxed three line "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia" cachet,

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Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: Rhodesian & Nyasaland Airways, Blantyre to Salisbury service, F/F Blantyre to Salisbury 8/3, via Blantyre 6/3 ds, reg Godfrey Leopard on Rock" printed cover, franked 8d, black boxed three line "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia" cachet,
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Lot Number: 556

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to ANNEMASSE. Posted Tananarive 28/7 for carriage on the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO BROKEN HILL where it was transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND SERVICE AN178  departed 2/8 on 'Amalthea', departed Khartoum 3/8 on 'Helena', departed Cairo 6/8 on 'Scipio', and arrived Brindisi 7/8 on 'Sylvanus'. Then on by train to Paris 9/9, and delivered to Annemasse bs 10/8. Registered cover, FRANKED 50c ordinary, 1F25 registration and 4F air . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1934, Jul 28
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to ANNEMASSE. Posted Tananarive 28/7 for carriage on the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO BROKEN HILL where it was transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND SERVICE AN178 departed 2/8 on 'Amalthea', departed Khartoum 3/8 on 'Helena', departed Cairo 6/8 on 'Scipio', and arrived Brindisi 7/8 on 'Sylvanus'. Then on by train to Paris 9/9, and delivered to Annemasse bs 10/8. Registered cover, FRANKED 50c ordinary, 1F25 registration and 4F air . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 557

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to NANCY. Posted Tananarive 28/7 for carriage on the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO BROKEN HILL where it was transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND SERVICE AN178  departed 2/8 on 'Amalthea', departed Khartoum 3/8 on 'Helena', departed Cairo 6/8 on 'Scipio', and arrived Brindisi 7/8 on 'Sylvanus'. Then on by train to Paris 9/9, and delivered to Nancy bs 10/8. Registered cover, red framed Madagascar-Europe F/F cachet, FRANKED 50c ordinary, 1F25 registration and 4F air . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection. Faint ironed vertical crease, see scan.

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Date: 1934, Jul 28
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to NANCY. Posted Tananarive 28/7 for carriage on the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO BROKEN HILL where it was transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND SERVICE AN178 departed 2/8 on 'Amalthea', departed Khartoum 3/8 on 'Helena', departed Cairo 6/8 on 'Scipio', and arrived Brindisi 7/8 on 'Sylvanus'. Then on by train to Paris 9/9, and delivered to Nancy bs 10/8. Registered cover, red framed Madagascar-Europe F/F cachet, FRANKED 50c ordinary, 1F25 registration and 4F air . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection. Faint ironed vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 558

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Netherlands to South West Africa, AMSTERDAM TO OMARU, bs 2/12.. Cover datestamped Amsterdam 15/11 departed Paris 15/11 via IMPERIAL AIRWAYS SOUTHBOUND service AS 195. Train to Brindisi 23/11, then Horsa to Nairobi 27/11, Atlanta to Kimberley 29/11, then transferred to South-West African Airways from Kimberley to Windhoek bs 30/11 and delivered Omaruru ds 2/12. FRANKED G1.60..

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Date: 1934, Nov 16
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Netherlands to South West Africa, AMSTERDAM TO OMARU, bs 2/12.. Cover datestamped Amsterdam 15/11 departed Paris 15/11 via IMPERIAL AIRWAYS SOUTHBOUND service AS 195. Train to Brindisi 23/11, then Horsa to Nairobi 27/11, Atlanta to Kimberley 29/11, then transferred to South-West African Airways from Kimberley to Windhoek bs 30/11 and delivered Omaruru ds 2/12. FRANKED G1.60..
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Lot Number: 559

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa to Sweden, JOBURG TO MALMO. By IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND service AN 195 which left  Joburg 28/11 on 'Artemis'', Khartoum 2/12 on 'Horsa',  Alexandria 4/12 on 'Scipio', arriving likely Athens where transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service and OAT to Malmo bs Malmo Luftpost/ 6/12 cds.. Plain cover FRANKED 1/- for double rate.

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Date: 1934, Nov 27
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Sweden, JOBURG TO MALMO. By IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND service AN 195 which left Joburg 28/11 on 'Artemis'', Khartoum 2/12 on 'Horsa', Alexandria 4/12 on 'Scipio', arriving likely Athens where transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service and OAT to Malmo bs Malmo Luftpost/ 6/12 cds.. Plain cover FRANKED 1/- for double rate.
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