Lot Number: 41

(Belgian Congo) FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL FOR SWITZERLAND, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL FOR SWITZERLAND, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 53

(Belgium) (Polar) Belgium-Poland-Russia:Balloon flight card,19361936 Gordon Bennett Cup, carried by renown Belgian balloonist E.de Muyter: flown by plane to Warsaw, Poland; then on de Muyter's balloon "Belgica" that flew 1715km in 46 hours, and landed way north, near Arkhangelsk. Imprint on reverse states, in part, that "une partie du courrier a ete perdu" - part of carried mail was destroyed or lost (probably thrown out to prolong the flight).

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Date: 1936, Aug 28
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Belgium

Description: (Polar) Belgium-Poland-Russia:Balloon flight card,19361936 Gordon Bennett Cup, carried by renown Belgian balloonist E.de Muyter: flown by plane to Warsaw, Poland; then on de Muyter's balloon "Belgica" that flew 1715km in 46 hours, and landed way north, near Arkhangelsk. Imprint on reverse states, in part, that "une partie du courrier a ete perdu" - part of carried mail was destroyed or lost (probably thrown out to prolong the flight).
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Lot Number: 54

(Belgium) Brussels to Elisabethville, 12/11, via Marseilles 1/11,  carried on the first accelerated Sabena Brussels to Elisabethville service via the NEW (via Stanleyville) schedule, registered (label) red/yellow/black stripe airmail cover franked 5F50, type "Via Air Afrique/Bruxelles-Paris-Alger-Elisabethville". Intended for 1st Air Afrique flight, but this was deferred for several weeks. So carried on the second Sabena flight. A nice historical item and one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1936, Oct 31
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Elisabethville, 12/11, via Marseilles 1/11, carried on the first accelerated Sabena Brussels to Elisabethville service via the NEW (via Stanleyville) schedule, registered (label) red/yellow/black stripe airmail cover franked 5F50, type "Via Air Afrique/Bruxelles-Paris-Alger-Elisabethville". Intended for 1st Air Afrique flight, but this was deferred for several weeks. So carried on the second Sabena flight. A nice historical item and one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 83

(China) China to England, SHANGHAI TO LIVERPOOL, red/cream Shanghai Cub cover with embossed logo on flap, franked 99c, canc Shanghai cds, ms 'By Air Mail K.L.M.', red 'By K.L.M.' hs, and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Carried by sea to Singapore, then by K.L.M. to Amsterdam, then surface to Liverpool. The Shanghai Club was the principal men's club for British residents of Shanghai, Interesting item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 12
Est. price: £50.00
Category: China

Description: China to England, SHANGHAI TO LIVERPOOL, red/cream Shanghai Cub cover with embossed logo on flap, franked 99c, canc Shanghai cds, ms 'By Air Mail K.L.M.', red 'By K.L.M.' hs, and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Carried by sea to Singapore, then by K.L.M. to Amsterdam, then surface to Liverpool. The Shanghai Club was the principal men's club for British residents of Shanghai, Interesting item.
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Lot Number: 160

(GB Internal) British Industries Fair, registered (label) airmail cover with special Fair postmark flown to Kirkwall 27/2 via Inverness, franked 1d& 1/2d SJ and 3d ordinary. Also 8x10cm Birmingham Gazette sepia picture of busy PO counter at the Fair. Unusual item attractively presented on album leaf.

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Date: 1936, Feb 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: British Industries Fair, registered (label) airmail cover with special Fair postmark flown to Kirkwall 27/2 via Inverness, franked 1d& 1/2d SJ and 3d ordinary. Also 8x10cm Birmingham Gazette sepia picture of busy PO counter at the Fair. Unusual item attractively presented on album leaf.
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Lot Number: 200

(India) Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 23/12, violet circular flight cachet, TATA blue/light blue souvenir company cover.

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Date: 1936, Dec 22
Est. price: £15.00
Category: India

Description: Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 23/12, violet circular flight cachet, TATA blue/light blue souvenir company cover.
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Lot Number: 211

(Kenya) Mombasa to London, sepia PPC showing Union Castle Line steamer 'Dunluce Castle', correctly franked for 30c PC airmail rate to UK, introduced Sept 1932.

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Date: 1936, Apr 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Mombasa to London, sepia PPC showing Union Castle Line steamer 'Dunluce Castle', correctly franked for 30c PC airmail rate to UK, introduced Sept 1932.
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Lot Number: 218

(Madagascar) Tananarive to Paris, bs 5/11, via Marseille Gare Avion 28/11, first return flight SABENA accelerated Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail cover franked 50 ordinary and 4F air fine strike red framed F/F cachet.

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Date: 1936, Oct 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: Tananarive to Paris, bs 5/11, via Marseille Gare Avion 28/11, first return flight SABENA accelerated Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail cover franked 50 ordinary and 4F air fine strike red framed F/F cachet.
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Lot Number: 219

(Madagascar) AIR AFRIQUE, Tananarive to La Fere, France, bs 13/11, carried ON THE FIRST RETURN OF THE ACCELERATED service from Madagascar to Algeria, then transferred to Air France for carriage to Paris. Grey/red airmail cover , red framed 'Premier Voyage Madagascar-Europe (Air Afrique)/ par Elisabethville -Stanleyville-Bangui-Alger -Marseille-Paris', FRANKED 50c ordinary + 3F50 air.

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Date: 1936, Nov 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: AIR AFRIQUE, Tananarive to La Fere, France, bs 13/11, carried ON THE FIRST RETURN OF THE ACCELERATED service from Madagascar to Algeria, then transferred to Air France for carriage to Paris. Grey/red airmail cover , red framed 'Premier Voyage Madagascar-Europe (Air Afrique)/ par Elisabethville -Stanleyville-Bangui-Alger -Marseille-Paris', FRANKED 50c ordinary + 3F50 air.
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Lot Number: 247

(Nigeria) West African Feeder Service, Kano to London, no b/s, pale grey/blue imprint etiquette souvenir cover printed "First direct Air Mail to London/ via Khartoum"  with transparent lower left section depicting aircraft.,  Imperial AW. Looks like a test letter.

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Date: 1936, Feb 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: West African Feeder Service, Kano to London, no b/s, pale grey/blue imprint etiquette souvenir cover printed "First direct Air Mail to London/ via Khartoum" with transparent lower left section depicting aircraft., Imperial AW. Looks like a test letter.
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Lot Number: 254

(Poland) F/F Warsaw to Tel Aviv, bilingual airmail etiquette cover franked Bennet set,  canc Warsaw cds, two flight cachets on front.

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Date: 1936, Oct 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Poland

Description: F/F Warsaw to Tel Aviv, bilingual airmail etiquette cover franked Bennet set, canc Warsaw cds, two flight cachets on front.
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Lot Number: 277

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Kenya To Scotland, KIAMBU to GLASGOW, Type 3 etiquette applied to TO CONFIRM AIR RECEPTION AT GLASGOW, Kiambu to Nairobi by surface where transferred to IAW South Africa - GB service AN384, carried to Luxor on Horsa, to Brindisi one day late on Satyrus, and arriving London 15/10 on Horatius, where transferred to HILLMAN AIRWAYS for carriage to Glasgow.. Air all the way from Nairobi to Glasgow. Light tone on perfs, see scan.

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Date: 1936, Feb 16
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Kenya To Scotland, KIAMBU to GLASGOW, Type 3 etiquette applied to TO CONFIRM AIR RECEPTION AT GLASGOW, Kiambu to Nairobi by surface where transferred to IAW South Africa - GB service AN384, carried to Luxor on Horsa, to Brindisi one day late on Satyrus, and arriving London 15/10 on Horatius, where transferred to HILLMAN AIRWAYS for carriage to Glasgow.. Air all the way from Nairobi to Glasgow. Light tone on perfs, see scan.
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Lot Number: 278

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to India, by air all the way, DAR ES SALAAM TO CALCUTTA, bs 11/3, Wilson AW to Nairobi, transferred to Imperial AW northbound service AN 321 on 3/3, by 'Horsa' to Alexandria, arriving 2 days late on 7/3. Transferred to IAW eastbound service IE 424, Scipio to Gaza, Horsa to Jodhpur, and Athena to Calcutta 10/3. Interesting postage - airmail etiquette cover typed 'By Air to Karachi' and 'By Air to Calcutta', and bearing two boxed Jusqua's , 'By Air/India' and 'By Air/Karachi.' There were two different postage rates to India from Africa. 'By air in India' 70c, and 'By Air to Karachi' 50c. This cover is franked 90c to cover 'air all the way' - 70c for air Africa-India, and 20 for Wilson AW to Nairobi. Most unusual, and a great one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1936, Feb 29
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to India, by air all the way, DAR ES SALAAM TO CALCUTTA, bs 11/3, Wilson AW to Nairobi, transferred to Imperial AW northbound service AN 321 on 3/3, by 'Horsa' to Alexandria, arriving 2 days late on 7/3. Transferred to IAW eastbound service IE 424, Scipio to Gaza, Horsa to Jodhpur, and Athena to Calcutta 10/3. Interesting postage - airmail etiquette cover typed 'By Air to Karachi' and 'By Air to Calcutta', and bearing two boxed Jusqua's , 'By Air/India' and 'By Air/Karachi.' There were two different postage rates to India from Africa. 'By air in India' 70c, and 'By Air to Karachi' 50c. This cover is franked 90c to cover 'air all the way' - 70c for air Africa-India, and 20 for Wilson AW to Nairobi. Most unusual, and a great one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 279

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Czechoslovakia, MOMBASA TO PRAGUE. By rail (c350 miles) to Nairobi, transferred to Imperial Airways northbound AN 331 which left  on 6/4 on Helena, transferred to Scipio at Alex 10/4, off loaded at Athens on 10/4, and on by rail/air to destination arriving Prague bs 13/4. Plain cover,  franked 150c. Non invasive closed tear verso, see scan.

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Date: 1936, Apr 4
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Czechoslovakia, MOMBASA TO PRAGUE. By rail (c350 miles) to Nairobi, transferred to Imperial Airways northbound AN 331 which left on 6/4 on Helena, transferred to Scipio at Alex 10/4, off loaded at Athens on 10/4, and on by rail/air to destination arriving Prague bs 13/4. Plain cover, franked 150c. Non invasive closed tear verso, see scan.
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Lot Number: 280

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) HANNO CRASH AT ENTEBBE ? return to service after repair,  After HP42 'Hanno' crashed at Entebbe on 6 October 1935, she was dismantled and taken to England for repairs which took six months to complete. On 27 April 1936 she left Croydon on a redistribution flight to Cairo where she arrived on 2 May. She then took over service AS341 on 8 May and operated it as far as Kisumu. Airmail etiquette cover franked 50c, Tanganyika to South Africa, MOGORO TO JOHANNESBURG, posted Mogoro 8/5/36, then by the UP T.P.O (8/5) to Dodoma b/s 9/5, where it joined the Imperial Airways southbound flight #AS 341 one day late. Carried on 'Hanno' to Kisumu (see above) where it transferred to 'Amalthea' for OAT to Johannesburg 13/5 via Broken Hill 13/5. Slight rough opening top edge visible from back only, see scan. Good routing with a combination of  interesting features.

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Date: 1936, May 8
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: HANNO CRASH AT ENTEBBE ? return to service after repair, After HP42 'Hanno' crashed at Entebbe on 6 October 1935, she was dismantled and taken to England for repairs which took six months to complete. On 27 April 1936 she left Croydon on a redistribution flight to Cairo where she arrived on 2 May. She then took over service AS341 on 8 May and operated it as far as Kisumu. Airmail etiquette cover franked 50c, Tanganyika to South Africa, MOGORO TO JOHANNESBURG, posted Mogoro 8/5/36, then by the UP T.P.O (8/5) to Dodoma b/s 9/5, where it joined the Imperial Airways southbound flight #AS 341 one day late. Carried on 'Hanno' to Kisumu (see above) where it transferred to 'Amalthea' for OAT to Johannesburg 13/5 via Broken Hill 13/5. Slight rough opening top edge visible from back only, see scan. Good routing with a combination of interesting features.
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Lot Number: 281

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) TRANS-SAHARA AIRMAIL, Madagascar to Germany, MAJUNGA to ALTONA-BLANKEUESE. Posted  Majunga 18/12, by rail to Tananarive 22/12 for carriage by REGIE MALGACHE to BROKEN HILL where it was transferred to AIR AFRIQUE for carriage to Algiers, then transferred to Air France for carriage to Paris, bs Le Bourget Port Aerien, 30/12, then by train to destination. Printed airmail cover FRANKED 6F25c . Nice item, ex Proud.

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Date: 1936, Dec 18
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: TRANS-SAHARA AIRMAIL, Madagascar to Germany, MAJUNGA to ALTONA-BLANKEUESE. Posted Majunga 18/12, by rail to Tananarive 22/12 for carriage by REGIE MALGACHE to BROKEN HILL where it was transferred to AIR AFRIQUE for carriage to Algiers, then transferred to Air France for carriage to Paris, bs Le Bourget Port Aerien, 30/12, then by train to destination. Printed airmail cover FRANKED 6F25c . Nice item, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 303

(South Africa) Empire Exhibition PPC with photo of 'Amalthea' verso, carried form Jo'burg to Nairobi, 23/10 arrival ds on front, special card  addressed to Tunstall,  franked  1/2d canc fine strike Exhibition post mark.

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Date: 1936, Oct 20
Est. price: £16.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Empire Exhibition PPC with photo of 'Amalthea' verso, carried form Jo'burg to Nairobi, 23/10 arrival ds on front, special card addressed to Tunstall, franked 1/2d canc fine strike Exhibition post mark.
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Lot Number: 323

(United States) USA to Kenya, Linwood, CA to Tabora, bs 23/3. via Dodoma 21/3, registered (hs) airmail envelope franked 27c to cover carriage by airmail to New York, then by sea and overland to Tabora.  Faint ironed vertical crease, see scan.

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Date: 1936, Feb 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: USA to Kenya, Linwood, CA to Tabora, bs 23/3. via Dodoma 21/3, registered (hs) airmail envelope franked 27c to cover carriage by airmail to New York, then by sea and overland to Tabora. Faint ironed vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 324

(United States) Printed airmail envelope from the Chrysler Corporation, DETROIT to NAIROBI, cancelled 28c red/yellow metre franking to cover carriage by air in the US and from London to Kenya. Fine trikes bold 'AIRMAIL IN USA' and 'AIR MAIL FROM LONDON'. Uncommon.

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Date: 1936, Sep 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: United States

Description: Printed airmail envelope from the Chrysler Corporation, DETROIT to NAIROBI, cancelled 28c red/yellow metre franking to cover carriage by air in the US and from London to Kenya. Fine trikes bold 'AIRMAIL IN USA' and 'AIR MAIL FROM LONDON'. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 330

(United States Internal) First US Airplane Rocket Flight, Greenwood Lake, souvenir sepia  photocard, Green cachet tying red vignette, verso photo of rocket plane in flight. Image.

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Date: 1936, Feb 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States Internal

Description: First US Airplane Rocket Flight, Greenwood Lake, souvenir sepia photocard, Green cachet tying red vignette, verso photo of rocket plane in flight. Image.
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