Lot Number: 64

(Belgium) Belgian acceptance for Canada first flight 'Prince Albert  12/7/37 on front to Stony Rapids 13/7 arrival cds verso, Nawratil cover franked 4.6F canc Brussels Airport cds, black F/F cachet, typed "Only by airmail from New York to Winnipeg and Saskatoon, and by first flight Saskatoon-Prince Albert-Stony Rapids'. Lovely and unusual item in fine condition. Image,

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Date: 1937, Jul 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgian acceptance for Canada first flight 'Prince Albert 12/7/37 on front to Stony Rapids 13/7 arrival cds verso, Nawratil cover franked 4.6F canc Brussels Airport cds, black F/F cachet, typed "Only by airmail from New York to Winnipeg and Saskatoon, and by first flight Saskatoon-Prince Albert-Stony Rapids'. Lovely and unusual item in fine condition. Image,
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Lot Number: 65

(Belgium) Belgium to Mozambique, ANTWERP to LOURENCO MARQUES, By train from Antwerp to Marseille, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS31 carried all the way by 'Cordelia' to Lourenco Marques b/s 18/10. Maiden service flight by 'Cordelia'', Wingent p132.

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Date: 1937, Oct 7
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium to Mozambique, ANTWERP to LOURENCO MARQUES, By train from Antwerp to Marseille, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS31 carried all the way by 'Cordelia' to Lourenco Marques b/s 18/10. Maiden service flight by 'Cordelia'', Wingent p132.
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Lot Number: 66

(Belgium) Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville and return, 6/11, to Eghezee, commemorative 'Pelican' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green and purple cachets.

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Date: 1937, Oct 20
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville and return, 6/11, to Eghezee, commemorative 'Pelican' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green and purple cachets.
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Lot Number: 83

(Brazil) F/F Rio to Bello Horizonte, and return Bello Horizonte to Rio, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, black Rio-Bello and red Bello-Rio Electra cachets, attractive red/white/blue Panair do Brasil publicity cover with picture of Lockheed Electra (first use of Lockheed Electras in Brazil), addressed to MJT Trippe, President, Pan American AW.  An uncommon cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1937, Mar 19
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Brazil

Description: F/F Rio to Bello Horizonte, and return Bello Horizonte to Rio, all appropriate departure and arrival cancellations, black Rio-Bello and red Bello-Rio Electra cachets, attractive red/white/blue Panair do Brasil publicity cover with picture of Lockheed Electra (first use of Lockheed Electras in Brazil), addressed to MJT Trippe, President, Pan American AW. An uncommon cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 110

(China) F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds, fine official circular green "China-USA First Flight",  violet "Hong Kong to San Francisco/Via CNAC HongKong.....", and brown "First Air  Mail/China to USA" cachet s on front, also 'Received First Flght' hs and typed 'Hold For First Flight', Lovely item

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £45.00
Category: China

Description: F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds, fine official circular green "China-USA First Flight", violet "Hong Kong to San Francisco/Via CNAC HongKong.....", and brown "First Air Mail/China to USA" cachet s on front, also 'Received First Flght' hs and typed 'Hold For First Flight', Lovely item
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Lot Number: 111

(Chinese Macau) F/F FAM 14, Macau to Guam, cachet, purple par avion cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

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Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Chinese Macau

Description: F/F FAM 14, Macau to Guam, cachet, purple par avion cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 112

(Chinese Macau) F/F FAM 14, Macau to Honolulu, purple cachet, purple par avion cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

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Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Chinese Macau

Description: F/F FAM 14, Macau to Honolulu, purple cachet, purple par avion cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 113

(Chinese Macau) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, 'Hong Kong' Clipper, Macao to Manila, violet circular receiver, violet 'Macau to USA' flight cachet, airmail cover with map of route, franked 1936 'Avaio' opt set  of 6,

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Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Chinese Macau

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, 'Hong Kong' Clipper, Macao to Manila, violet circular receiver, violet 'Macau to USA' flight cachet, airmail cover with map of route, franked 1936 'Avaio' opt set of 6,
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Lot Number: 114

(Chinese Macau) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, Macau to San Francisco, violet Macao-USA flight cachet, "par avion" hs, Pan Am.

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Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Chinese Macau

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, Macau to San Francisco, violet Macao-USA flight cachet, "par avion" hs, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 136

(Egypt) Egypt to Portugal carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DN33 carried by 'Cygnus'  which left Alexandria 26/10 arriving Marseille 27/10, and on DLH (new service 2 weeks earlier) to Lisbon, b/s 28/10. Plain cover flight annulled at Marseille with black double line Jusqu'a, franked 40mils for 20mils UPU and 20mils air fee.

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Date: 1937, Oct 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Egypt to Portugal carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DN33 carried by 'Cygnus' which left Alexandria 26/10 arriving Marseille 27/10, and on DLH (new service 2 weeks earlier) to Lisbon, b/s 28/10. Plain cover flight annulled at Marseille with black double line Jusqu'a, franked 40mils for 20mils UPU and 20mils air fee.
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Lot Number: 194

(GB External) England to Sweden, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked vertical pair FDI 1 1/2d Coronation, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive brown/cream 'The Two Princesses'  vignette on front, violet straight line "By Night Mail" hs.

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Date: 1937, May 12
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Sweden, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked vertical pair FDI 1 1/2d Coronation, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive brown/cream 'The Two Princesses' vignette on front, violet straight line "By Night Mail" hs.
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Lot Number: 195

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F without additional air fee, London to Athens, b/s 11/8, correctly rated 2 1/2d , plain cover,  typed endorsement "England-Greece First Air Mail Without Air Fee".

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Date: 1937, Aug 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F without additional air fee, London to Athens, b/s 11/8, correctly rated 2 1/2d , plain cover, typed endorsement "England-Greece First Air Mail Without Air Fee".
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Lot Number: 196

(GB External) Sabena/DLH, F/F London-Brussels-Munich, attractive souvenir PC franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot.

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Date: 1937, Oct 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Sabena/DLH, F/F London-Brussels-Munich, attractive souvenir PC franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot.
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Lot Number: 233

(Germany) Hitler's Birthday ms franking registered (label) airmail FDC with additional 45pf all canc Berlin-Lankwitz cds, flown to England, no arrival ds, blue/white airmaikl etiquette.

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Date: 1937, Apr 20
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Germany

Description: Hitler's Birthday ms franking registered (label) airmail FDC with additional 45pf all canc Berlin-Lankwitz cds, flown to England, no arrival ds, blue/white airmaikl etiquette.
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Lot Number: 237

(Gold Coast) Elders Colonial Airways, experimental survey flight, Accra to Lagos, bs 14/7, pale grey airmail etiquette cover, franked 6d, canc Accra cds, typed "Per First (Experimental) Inter-Colonial Air Mail/Accra-Lagos". Official mail, but the flight was not advertised, so only a small mail was carried (ref Porter). See West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2012.

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Date: 1937, Aug 13
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Elders Colonial Airways, experimental survey flight, Accra to Lagos, bs 14/7, pale grey airmail etiquette cover, franked 6d, canc Accra cds, typed "Per First (Experimental) Inter-Colonial Air Mail/Accra-Lagos". Official mail, but the flight was not advertised, so only a small mail was carried (ref Porter). See West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2012.
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Lot Number: 279

(Interruptions and Accidents) GB to Uganda, LONDON to ENTEBBE, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier to Entebbe b/s 27/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item. Few tiny tone spots, see scan.

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Date: 1937, May 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: GB to Uganda, LONDON to ENTEBBE, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier to Entebbe b/s 27/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item. Few tiny tone spots, see scan.
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Lot Number: 280

(Interruptions and Accidents) GB to Uganda, LONDON to NJORO, KENYA, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier' to Nairobi 27/5 and on by surface to NJoro b/s 31/5, via Nakuru 31/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item.

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Date: 1937, May 22
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: GB to Uganda, LONDON to NJORO, KENYA, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier' to Nairobi 27/5 and on by surface to NJoro b/s 31/5, via Nakuru 31/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item.
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Lot Number: 311

(Malaya ) First internal airmail, Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, bs 1/7, official dark blue/grey souvenir cover franked 8c Coronation,  Wearne's Air Services.

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Date: 1937, Jun 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Malaya

Description: First internal airmail, Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, bs 1/7, official dark blue/grey souvenir cover franked 8c Coronation, Wearne's Air Services.
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Lot Number: 348

(New Zealand) Union Airways, F/F Dunedin to Gisborne, bs 31/10, printed buff/green souvenir cover 'First Flight/Sunday Airmail Service' and 'New Zealand Official Air Mail' with drawing in green of DH 86, franked 2 1/2d.

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Date: 1937, Oct 31
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Union Airways, F/F Dunedin to Gisborne, bs 31/10, printed buff/green souvenir cover 'First Flight/Sunday Airmail Service' and 'New Zealand Official Air Mail' with drawing in green of DH 86, franked 2 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 383

(Papua and New Guinea) Guinea Airways Junkers Seaplane VH-UNM, F/F Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby, plain cover franked 2d, canc Port Moresby cds, typed 'First Flight Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby via Kikori', delayed arrival at Port Moresby endorsed by Ivan Champion, Asst District Commissioner, signed by the pilot Aubrey Koch, only 17 covers  carried, AAMC P121 $600. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1937, Oct 31
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Guinea Airways Junkers Seaplane VH-UNM, F/F Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby, plain cover franked 2d, canc Port Moresby cds, typed 'First Flight Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby via Kikori', delayed arrival at Port Moresby endorsed by Ivan Champion, Asst District Commissioner, signed by the pilot Aubrey Koch, only 17 covers carried, AAMC P121 $600. A scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 399

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) France to Afghanistan, PARIS to KABUL, bs 8/5, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Karachi , 'Cancelled 'hs 2/5, via Marseille-Gare 27/4, and on by surface to Kabul b/s 5/5 via PESHAWAR b/s 4/5. Franked 6F50 for F1.50 UPU and F5 air fee.

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France to Afghanistan, PARIS to KABUL, bs 8/5, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Karachi , 'Cancelled 'hs 2/5, via Marseille-Gare 27/4, and on by surface to Kabul b/s 5/5 via PESHAWAR b/s 4/5. Franked 6F50 for F1.50 UPU and F5 air fee.
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Lot Number: 400

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) RARE pre WWII airmail, St Helena to England, via South Africa, carried all the way by Cassiopia from Durban to Southampton 3/7 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459, oval registered Barnes 5/7 arrival ds, registered (label) cover franked 1/- for 2d Imperial, 3d registration, 6d air fee, and 1d excess?. This service carried the last surcharged mail from East Africa, N&S Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before introduction of Empire Airmail Scheme, see Wingent p123. Super item in fine condition, see scan.

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Date: 1937, May 19
Est. price: £350.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: RARE pre WWII airmail, St Helena to England, via South Africa, carried all the way by Cassiopia from Durban to Southampton 3/7 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459, oval registered Barnes 5/7 arrival ds, registered (label) cover franked 1/- for 2d Imperial, 3d registration, 6d air fee, and 1d excess?. This service carried the last surcharged mail from East Africa, N&S Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before introduction of Empire Airmail Scheme, see Wingent p123. Super item in fine condition, see scan.
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Lot Number: 401

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Iran to Uganda, BASRA TO FORT PORTAL, posted 30/6, left Basra bs 3/7 on 'Helena' on Imperial Airways western service IW 561 to Alexandria b/s 6/7, then transferred to 'Centurion' on Imperial Airways Africa southern service AS 454 to Kampala b/s 9/7, then by surface to Fort Portal 11/9. lain cover franked 7Kr. Great routing, six transit ds's.

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Date: 1937, Jun 30
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Iran to Uganda, BASRA TO FORT PORTAL, posted 30/6, left Basra bs 3/7 on 'Helena' on Imperial Airways western service IW 561 to Alexandria b/s 6/7, then transferred to 'Centurion' on Imperial Airways Africa southern service AS 454 to Kampala b/s 9/7, then by surface to Fort Portal 11/9. lain cover franked 7Kr. Great routing, six transit ds's.
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Lot Number: 402

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Switzerland to Indochina, BERN to SAIGON, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service which left Naples on 26/8 arriving Saigon bs 1/10. Carried by rail from Switzerland to Naples via Chiasso, ms 'Chiasso', Printed trilingual corner airmail etiquette cover franked F1 metre mark for 30c UPU plus 70c air fee,

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Date: 1937, Aug 18
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Switzerland to Indochina, BERN to SAIGON, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service which left Naples on 26/8 arriving Saigon bs 1/10. Carried by rail from Switzerland to Naples via Chiasso, ms 'Chiasso', Printed trilingual corner airmail etiquette cover franked F1 metre mark for 30c UPU plus 70c air fee,
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Lot Number: 403

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Iraq to Zanzibar, BAGHDAD to KARBALA, posted 22/10, carried Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 593 on 'Hannibal' which left Baghdad bs 23/10 arriving Alexandria bs 24/10, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS34 on 'Camilla' arriving Dar es Salaam 28/10.Printed cover franked 45mils. 3mm lh edge trim, see scan. First southbound service by 'Camilla'.  Arrived Alex two days late, see Wingent p134.

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Date: 1937, Oct 22
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Iraq to Zanzibar, BAGHDAD to KARBALA, posted 22/10, carried Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 593 on 'Hannibal' which left Baghdad bs 23/10 arriving Alexandria bs 24/10, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS34 on 'Camilla' arriving Dar es Salaam 28/10.Printed cover franked 45mils. 3mm lh edge trim, see scan. First southbound service by 'Camilla'. Arrived Alex two days late, see Wingent p134.
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Lot Number: 404

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa to Turkey, DURBAN to PANGALTI, ISTANBUL, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service DN35 left Durban 28/10, arrived Alexandria 2/11 on 'Calpurnia'. Athens b/s 2/11 on 'Clio', then on by rail on the Simplon-Orient Express to Pangalti/Istanbul b/s 4/11.Par avion instructional mark annulled at Athens.

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Date: 1937, Oct 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Turkey, DURBAN to PANGALTI, ISTANBUL, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service DN35 left Durban 28/10, arrived Alexandria 2/11 on 'Calpurnia'. Athens b/s 2/11 on 'Clio', then on by rail on the Simplon-Orient Express to Pangalti/Istanbul b/s 4/11.Par avion instructional mark annulled at Athens.
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Lot Number: 418

(Singapore) First internal airmail, Singapore to Penang, bs 28/7, attractive blue/white souvenir cover with drawing of DH bi-plane over map outline and printed 'Malaya's First Day/ Air Service/Jun28th 1937' and 'Singapore-Penang'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          .

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Date: 1937, Jun 28
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Singapore

Description: First internal airmail, Singapore to Penang, bs 28/7, attractive blue/white souvenir cover with drawing of DH bi-plane over map outline and printed 'Malaya's First Day/ Air Service/Jun28th 1937' and 'Singapore-Penang' .
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Lot Number: 430

(South Africa) Clouston & Kirby Green record flight Cape Town - London, cover franked South Africa 1d canc Cape Town 16 Nov 37 cds, also GB 1 1/2d's on front and verso canc London and Newport  confirming return to GB, and a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "Cape Town - London Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" labels on front and back. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

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Date: 1937, Nov 16
Est. price: £145.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Clouston & Kirby Green record flight Cape Town - London, cover franked South Africa 1d canc Cape Town 16 Nov 37 cds, also GB 1 1/2d's on front and verso canc London and Newport confirming return to GB, and a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "Cape Town - London Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" labels on front and back. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.
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Lot Number: 446

(Southern Rhodesia) First direct flight Bulawayo to Beira by RANA to Beira, b/s 30/6, red three line cachet, violet "Por Avio" hs, printed etiquette cover franked 2d, Francis Field authentication hs verso. This flight connected with the Flying Boat service from Durban but only 25 covers were flown to Beira (ref. Stern).This fight is recorded in but a few of the standard works of reference.

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Date: 1937, Jun 30
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: First direct flight Bulawayo to Beira by RANA to Beira, b/s 30/6, red three line cachet, violet "Por Avio" hs, printed etiquette cover franked 2d, Francis Field authentication hs verso. This flight connected with the Flying Boat service from Durban but only 25 covers were flown to Beira (ref. Stern).This fight is recorded in but a few of the standard works of reference.
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Lot Number: 460

(Switzerland) Switzerland to Indochina, ZURICH to SAIGON, by rail from Switzerland to Naples via Chiasso, then by Air France Far East service weekly service which left Naples on 15/7 arriving Saigon bs  21/7. Plain cover, ms 'Chiasso', franked F1 for 30c UPU plus 70c air fee.

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Date: 1937, Jul 12
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Switzerland

Description: Switzerland to Indochina, ZURICH to SAIGON, by rail from Switzerland to Naples via Chiasso, then by Air France Far East service weekly service which left Naples on 15/7 arriving Saigon bs 21/7. Plain cover, ms 'Chiasso', franked F1 for 30c UPU plus 70c air fee.
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