Lot Number: 131

(Costa Rica) Inward to Costa Rica from New Zealand, Wanganui to San Jose, bs13/6, via Cristobal 6/6 and Balboa 6/6, registered (label) cover franked 5d air and 1/2d ordinary, ms 'Via Panama'. Scarce origin/destination combination. Nice item

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Date: 1936, May 11
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Costa Rica

Description: Inward to Costa Rica from New Zealand, Wanganui to San Jose, bs13/6, via Cristobal 6/6 and Balboa 6/6, registered (label) cover franked 5d air and 1/2d ordinary, ms 'Via Panama'. Scarce origin/destination combination. Nice item
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Lot Number: 153

(Gambia) German airmail service, inward air cover to Gambia from Great Britain, London to Bathurst, bs 14/3, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service, flight L 149, from Stuttgart to Brazil via Gambia, plain etiquette cover franked GB GV 6d, canc Sidcup cds, special red circular "Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika" cachet enclosing a representation of a Zeppelin and a flying boat over water. One of the last covers to be routed via Stuttgart before the terminus was altered to Frankfurt in April 1936. See McCaig's article on West African Airmails, pp 25-34, Postal History Journal, June 1981, which includes illustrations of several covers flown on this service, and one very similar to this present item.

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Date: 1936, Mar 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Gambia

Description: German airmail service, inward air cover to Gambia from Great Britain, London to Bathurst, bs 14/3, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service, flight L 149, from Stuttgart to Brazil via Gambia, plain etiquette cover franked GB GV 6d, canc Sidcup cds, special red circular "Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika" cachet enclosing a representation of a Zeppelin and a flying boat over water. One of the last covers to be routed via Stuttgart before the terminus was altered to Frankfurt in April 1936. See McCaig's article on West African Airmails, pp 25-34, Postal History Journal, June 1981, which includes illustrations of several covers flown on this service, and one very similar to this present item.
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Lot Number: 191

(GB External) F/F New Khartoum to Kano sevice, London to Kano b/s 16/2, typed endorsement "Via Khartoum",etiquette cover frankd 6d, Imperial Airways

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Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F New Khartoum to Kano sevice, London to Kano b/s 16/2, typed endorsement "Via Khartoum",etiquette cover frankd 6d, Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 192

(GB External) H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.

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Date: 1936, May 3
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.
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Lot Number: 193

(GB External) British Airways, scarce first night flight to Stockholm, bs 28/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London EC 27 Jly 1936, BA Gatwick to Hanover where transferred to ABA plane to destination.

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Date: 1936, Jul 27
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Airways, scarce first night flight to Stockholm, bs 28/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London EC 27 Jly 1936, BA Gatwick to Hanover where transferred to ABA plane to destination.
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Lot Number: 232

(Germany) Siegburg to Andersthorp, Sweden, bs Malmo 10/1 Luftpost, Zeppelin airmail envelope franked Lufthansa Anniversary 40pf canc Siegburg cds

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Date: 1936, Jan 9
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Germany

Description: Siegburg to Andersthorp, Sweden, bs Malmo 10/1 Luftpost, Zeppelin airmail envelope franked Lufthansa Anniversary 40pf canc Siegburg cds
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Lot Number: 240

(Greece) Greece to Yugoslavia, censored and registered (label) airmail etiquette cover, Athens to , bs Belgrade Airport, and Jevrejska 25/11, sealed Greek B&W currency control strip tied by black circular censor mark, dark blue/white airmail etiquettes front and verso. Ironed vertical crease.

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Date: 1936, Nov 20
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Greece

Description: Greece to Yugoslavia, censored and registered (label) airmail etiquette cover, Athens to , bs Belgrade Airport, and Jevrejska 25/11, sealed Greek B&W currency control strip tied by black circular censor mark, dark blue/white airmail etiquettes front and verso. Ironed vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 346

(New Zealand) Union Airways of New Zealand F/F Wellington-Nelson, bs 16/3, plain cover franked 2d.

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Date: 1936, Mar 16
Est. price: £6.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Union Airways of New Zealand F/F Wellington-Nelson, bs 16/3, plain cover franked 2d.
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Lot Number: 347

(New Zealand) FDC Wellington Industries set of 5 plus additional same set 4d on plain cover canc Auckland 1 Oct 36 cds, New Zealand acceptance for flight IW486 Imperial Arways Brisbane-London service.

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Date: 1936, Oct 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: FDC Wellington Industries set of 5 plus additional same set 4d on plain cover canc Auckland 1 Oct 36 cds, New Zealand acceptance for flight IW486 Imperial Arways Brisbane-London service.
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Lot Number: 370

(Nigeria) First official airmail England to Nigeria, Maidugari to Kano, bs 15/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.

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Date: 1936, Feb 10
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: First official airmail England to Nigeria, Maidugari to Kano, bs 15/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.
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Lot Number: 371

(Nigeria) First official airmail England to Nigeria, Kano to Maidugari, bs 17/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.

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Date: 1936, Feb 14
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: First official airmail England to Nigeria, Kano to Maidugari, bs 17/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.
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Lot Number: 382

(Papua and New Guinea) Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra flight, Port Moresby to Melbourne bs 30/10, registered (label) cover franked 1916 1d, 2 1/2d x2 and 1930 3d air. Signed by the pilot Tommy O'Dea. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 27
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra flight, Port Moresby to Melbourne bs 30/10, registered (label) cover franked 1916 1d, 2 1/2d x2 and 1930 3d air. Signed by the pilot Tommy O'Dea. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 397

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Indochina to Madagascar, SAIGON TO TAMATAVE, left Bangkok 5/1, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Baghdad b/s 10/1 where it was transferred to the Imperial Airways westbound service IW 405 and carried on 'Hengist'  to Cairo b/s 12/1 where it was transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 309 and carried by 'Horsa' to Nairobi 18/1 and on to Broken Hill b/s 19/1 by 'Artemis', delivered Tamative b/s 3/2. Delay possibly because the Reggie Malagache plane intended for this service was damaged, and the pilot J.Assolant hurt in an earlier crash at Tananarive airport on 9/1 (see Nierinck #360109). Plain cover franked $1.38. A superb item. Three different air services, five different postmarks, great routing and associated with an Interruption/Crash. Ex Proud.

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Date: 1936, Jan 2
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Indochina to Madagascar, SAIGON TO TAMATAVE, left Bangkok 5/1, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Baghdad b/s 10/1 where it was transferred to the Imperial Airways westbound service IW 405 and carried on 'Hengist' to Cairo b/s 12/1 where it was transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 309 and carried by 'Horsa' to Nairobi 18/1 and on to Broken Hill b/s 19/1 by 'Artemis', delivered Tamative b/s 3/2. Delay possibly because the Reggie Malagache plane intended for this service was damaged, and the pilot J.Assolant hurt in an earlier crash at Tananarive airport on 9/1 (see Nierinck #360109). Plain cover franked $1.38. A superb item. Three different air services, five different postmarks, great routing and associated with an Interruption/Crash. Ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 398

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) NIGERIA TO SCOTLAND, MAIDUGURI TO KIRKWALL,  Delayed F/F, Elders Colonial AW/Imperial AW West Africa Feeder Service to Khartoum WAN2 by Daedalus (the first northbound feeder service to carry mail, see Wingent p179,80) then transferred to IAW South Africa - GB service AS319 carried to Cairo/Athens one day late by Hannibal, to London 25/2 by Scipio, and on by air to Kirkwall 26/2. Plain etiquette cover, franked  6d canc Maiduguri cds,  "First Flight/Airmail" hs. Only small mail from Maiduguri, see West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2012. Few hinge marks on flap, see image.

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Date: 1936, Feb 16
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: NIGERIA TO SCOTLAND, MAIDUGURI TO KIRKWALL, Delayed F/F, Elders Colonial AW/Imperial AW West Africa Feeder Service to Khartoum WAN2 by Daedalus (the first northbound feeder service to carry mail, see Wingent p179,80) then transferred to IAW South Africa - GB service AS319 carried to Cairo/Athens one day late by Hannibal, to London 25/2 by Scipio, and on by air to Kirkwall 26/2. Plain etiquette cover, franked 6d canc Maiduguri cds, "First Flight/Airmail" hs. Only small mail from Maiduguri, see West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2012. Few hinge marks on flap, see image.
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Lot Number: 417

(Singapore) Singapore to Toronto, Canada, dark blue/white 'Canada National Railways' corner imprint cover franked 25c per 1/2oz UK & Empire rate, blue/white airmail etiquette cancelled red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, typed 'By Imperial Airways/Singapore-London'.

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Date: 1936, Nov 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to Toronto, Canada, dark blue/white 'Canada National Railways' corner imprint cover franked 25c per 1/2oz UK & Empire rate, blue/white airmail etiquette cancelled red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, typed 'By Imperial Airways/Singapore-London'.
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Lot Number: 429

(South Africa) Airmail cover Durban to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires 4/4, via Marseilles Gare 25/3, franked DOUBLE RATE 10/-, typed 'By Airmail Via Dakar Paris Pernambuco to Buenos Aires', IAW AN326/Air France 41R.

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Date: 1936, Mar 17
Est. price: £55.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Airmail cover Durban to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires 4/4, via Marseilles Gare 25/3, franked DOUBLE RATE 10/-, typed 'By Airmail Via Dakar Paris Pernambuco to Buenos Aires', IAW AN326/Air France 41R.
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Lot Number: 458

(Sudan) Sudan to Austia, JUBA to VIENNA, carried on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459 by Hadrian to Alexandria 22/5,  by Satyrus to Athens, bs 23/5, and on by rail (20 hours) to Vienna bs 24/5.
Printed Hotel Juba airmail etiquette cover franked 8.30pf. Good routing .

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Date: 1936, May 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Sudan to Austia, JUBA to VIENNA, carried on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459 by Hadrian to Alexandria 22/5, by Satyrus to Athens, bs 23/5, and on by rail (20 hours) to Vienna bs 24/5. Printed Hotel Juba airmail etiquette cover franked 8.30pf. Good routing .
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Lot Number: 487

(United States) Possible Pan Am/KLM 'test' flight, endorsed "Round the World Via US and Dutch Air Lines", San Francisco - Manila 1/3 - Batavia 11/3 - Newark, NJ 28/3, airmail cover addressed to KNILM Airways Batavia, franked 75c US stamps canc San Francisco Feb 9, 1936, then re-addressed to Newark, NJ and refranked Netherlands Indies 45c canc Batavia 12/3 cds, tying Dutch AV5 'Per Luchtpost/Par Avion' airmail etiquette. The first regular airmail flight from San Francisco to Manila was 10 weeks earlier on Nov 22, 1935. Interesting.

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Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: Possible Pan Am/KLM 'test' flight, endorsed "Round the World Via US and Dutch Air Lines", San Francisco - Manila 1/3 - Batavia 11/3 - Newark, NJ 28/3, airmail cover addressed to KNILM Airways Batavia, franked 75c US stamps canc San Francisco Feb 9, 1936, then re-addressed to Newark, NJ and refranked Netherlands Indies 45c canc Batavia 12/3 cds, tying Dutch AV5 'Per Luchtpost/Par Avion' airmail etiquette. The first regular airmail flight from San Francisco to Manila was 10 weeks earlier on Nov 22, 1935. Interesting.
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