Lot Number: 65

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for French Congo, Brussels to Brazzaville, bs 6/11, for carriage on the Air Afrique  F/F Alger-Gao-Zinder-Bangui-Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover franked 3F35, red triangular flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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Date: 1938, Nov 2
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for French Congo, Brussels to Brazzaville, bs 6/11, for carriage on the Air Afrique F/F Alger-Gao-Zinder-Bangui-Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover franked 3F35, red triangular flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.
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Lot Number: 66

(Belgium) Christmas and New Year Air France publicity greetings card, Brussels to Elisabethville, 30/12 arrival ds on front. Franked 1F, although the card enjoyed a reduced tariff, against the normal 3F.  Verso shows a design of aircraft/birds in arrowhead formation. Scarce.

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Date: 1938, Dec 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Christmas and New Year Air France publicity greetings card, Brussels to Elisabethville, 30/12 arrival ds on front. Franked 1F, although the card enjoyed a reduced tariff, against the normal 3F. Verso shows a design of aircraft/birds in arrowhead formation. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 95

(Chile) Santiago to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 19/10, commercial corner cover franked 7P 60c, red.white/blue airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1938, Oct 15
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Chile

Description: Santiago to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 19/10, commercial corner cover franked 7P 60c, red.white/blue airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 119

(France) GB acceptance for F/F Paris-Marseille Sans Surtax, bs Nice, Air France/Air Blue.

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Date: 1938, Feb 16
Est. price: £8.00
Category: France

Description: GB acceptance for F/F Paris-Marseille Sans Surtax, bs Nice, Air France/Air Blue.
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Lot Number: 156

(GB External) FDI GB 2d and 3d definitves on attractive Philatelic Magazine registered (label London EC 20) airmail cover, flown London to Transvaal, S. Africa, black framed 'First Day Cover' hs. Uncommon item in fine condition.

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Date: 1938, Jan 31
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: FDI GB 2d and 3d definitves on attractive Philatelic Magazine registered (label London EC 20) airmail cover, flown London to Transvaal, S. Africa, black framed 'First Day Cover' hs. Uncommon item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 157

(GB External) UK TO MADAGASCAR, LONDON TO TANANARIVE, by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA southbound service DS114 which left Southampton on 30/7, via Kisumu on 'Caledonia' 1/8, arriving Dar e Salaam 3/8 on 'Clio', where it was transferred to AIR AFRIQUE/SABENA for carriage to Tananarive, bs 6/8. Commercial etiquette cover FRANKED 10d for air rate.

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Date: 1938, Jul 29
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK TO MADAGASCAR, LONDON TO TANANARIVE, by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA southbound service DS114 which left Southampton on 30/7, via Kisumu on 'Caledonia' 1/8, arriving Dar e Salaam 3/8 on 'Clio', where it was transferred to AIR AFRIQUE/SABENA for carriage to Tananarive, bs 6/8. Commercial etiquette cover FRANKED 10d for air rate.
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Lot Number: 158

(GB External) Five view colour letter card showing views of New Brighton franked 1 1/2d, canc Wallasey cds, red 'Postage due paid 3d' and 3d NZ postage due stamp with black framed PO reminder verso. The letter was double weight but only pre-paid for 1/2oz, and charged 3d Postage Due in Auckland. Slight non invasive top edge damage.

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Date: 1938, Aug 8
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Five view colour letter card showing views of New Brighton franked 1 1/2d, canc Wallasey cds, red 'Postage due paid 3d' and 3d NZ postage due stamp with black framed PO reminder verso. The letter was double weight but only pre-paid for 1/2oz, and charged 3d Postage Due in Auckland. Slight non invasive top edge damage.
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Lot Number: 159

(GB External) Queen Mary airmail cover GB to USA, Maidenhead to Fort Worth, Texas, bs 24/8, and forwarded to Lake Taho, arrival ds on front. Airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, carried from Southampton to New York by sea (QUEEN MARY) then flown by US internal air service to destination, ms "Via SS Queen Mary C.W.S./Sailing Aug 17th. Uncommon with good routing.

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Date: 1938, Aug 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Queen Mary airmail cover GB to USA, Maidenhead to Fort Worth, Texas, bs 24/8, and forwarded to Lake Taho, arrival ds on front. Airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, carried from Southampton to New York by sea (QUEEN MARY) then flown by US internal air service to destination, ms "Via SS Queen Mary C.W.S./Sailing Aug 17th. Uncommon with good routing.
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Lot Number: 160

(GB External) London to St Petersburg, Florida, bs 12/12,  carried by SS QUEEN MARY  to New York, then US internal air service to Florida, plain cover franked 5d, ms 'By Air Mail from New York', tied airmail etiquette, see scan.

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Date: 1938, Dec 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to St Petersburg, Florida, bs 12/12, carried by SS QUEEN MARY to New York, then US internal air service to Florida, plain cover franked 5d, ms 'By Air Mail from New York', tied airmail etiquette, see scan.
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Lot Number: 188

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Perth to Bradford, private 3/10 arrival ds, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Perth-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image.

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Perth to Bradford, private 3/10 arrival ds, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Perth-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image.
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Lot Number: 317

(New Zealand) Airmail NEW ZEALAND TO UGANDA,  PALMERSTON TO ENTEBBE, by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS  WESTBOUND service IW618 which left Brisbane 13/1 on Canberra, departed Singapore on 17/1 on Atlanta, arriving Alexandria 22/1 on Coolangatta. Transferred to  IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND service which departed Alexandria 21/ transit cds on Calypso, arriving Port Bell 25/1 on Cassiopia, and delivered Entebbe bs 26/1. Airmail etiquette cover, under-franked 2/1d, red Taxed 40 centimes hs.. Flying boats all the way. Nice item, ex Proud.

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Date: 1938, Jan 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Airmail NEW ZEALAND TO UGANDA, PALMERSTON TO ENTEBBE, by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW618 which left Brisbane 13/1 on Canberra, departed Singapore on 17/1 on Atlanta, arriving Alexandria 22/1 on Coolangatta. Transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND service which departed Alexandria 21/ transit cds on Calypso, arriving Port Bell 25/1 on Cassiopia, and delivered Entebbe bs 26/1. Airmail etiquette cover, under-franked 2/1d, red Taxed 40 centimes hs.. Flying boats all the way. Nice item, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 339

(Papua and New Guinea) WR Carpenter Airlines, scarce franking, Rabaul to Sydney, bs 5/6, carried on 1st official airmail service between Australia-Papua & New Guinea, OHMS cover, 27x14 cm franked 1925 6d & 2/- with 'OS' opts (SG O37 & O40, cat £87 used), typed 'Inaugural Flight'. dark blue/white airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: WR Carpenter Airlines, scarce franking, Rabaul to Sydney, bs 5/6, carried on 1st official airmail service between Australia-Papua & New Guinea, OHMS cover, 27x14 cm franked 1925 6d & 2/- with 'OS' opts (SG O37 & O40, cat £87 used), typed 'Inaugural Flight'. dark blue/white airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 355

(Recovered/Salvaged) DHL flight 175, Junkers 52 seaplane 'Guaracy' en route Europe to South America crashed in rough seas en route from Rio to Santos, airmail cover addressed to Porto Allegre, stamps washed off, 'Paulo' residual postmark, verso green label cancelled Porto Alegre cds tied by good strike 'ACCIDENTE/DE AVIO' special cachet.  Ni 380522a. Has been accidentally cut in two, but is complete nevertheless, see scan. Particularly scarce with green label and special cachet.

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Date: 1938, May 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged

Description: DHL flight 175, Junkers 52 seaplane 'Guaracy' en route Europe to South America crashed in rough seas en route from Rio to Santos, airmail cover addressed to Porto Allegre, stamps washed off, 'Paulo' residual postmark, verso green label cancelled Porto Alegre cds tied by good strike 'ACCIDENTE/DE AVIO' special cachet. Ni 380522a. Has been accidentally cut in two, but is complete nevertheless, see scan. Particularly scarce with green label and special cachet.
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Lot Number: 356

(Recovered/Salvaged ) RARE PILOT SIGNED, Short S23 Empire flying boat CALYPSO made forced landing in English Channel, Cover datestamped  Pretoria 19 December 1938, flown by S.A. Airways Coast Service to Durban to connect with LA. service DN 156 (departed 25/12). After making an overnight stop at St. Nazaire, she was flying to Southampton on 31/12 (one day late) when she experienced engine trouble and was forced to land in the Channel. She was towed to Cherbourg by the Swedish motor tanker Rigel, arriving at 06.00 on 1/1/39. Mails and passengers were flown to London by an Imperial AW plane, arriving the same morning, but two days late. COVER SIGNED BY PILOT Comdr. G.S .BROWN/31/12/38, Ref #381231, Nierink & Sandford. Only a few covers are known, so a pilot signed example is likely to be RARE. Newspaper cuttings and pictures also accompany this item. See scans

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Date: 1938, Dec 31
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged

Description: RARE PILOT SIGNED, Short S23 Empire flying boat CALYPSO made forced landing in English Channel, Cover datestamped Pretoria 19 December 1938, flown by S.A. Airways Coast Service to Durban to connect with LA. service DN 156 (departed 25/12). After making an overnight stop at St. Nazaire, she was flying to Southampton on 31/12 (one day late) when she experienced engine trouble and was forced to land in the Channel. She was towed to Cherbourg by the Swedish motor tanker Rigel, arriving at 06.00 on 1/1/39. Mails and passengers were flown to London by an Imperial AW plane, arriving the same morning, but two days late. COVER SIGNED BY PILOT Comdr. G.S .BROWN/31/12/38, Ref #381231, Nierink & Sandford. Only a few covers are known, so a pilot signed example is likely to be RARE. Newspaper cuttings and pictures also accompany this item. See scans
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Lot Number: 408

(South Africa) SOUTH AFRICA to NEW ZEALAND, JOANNESBURG to CARTERTON, BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service DN 112 which left Jo'burg  24 July and arrived on 'Corsair' at Alexandria 27 July, then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Sydney Eastbound SE1 which left Alexandria 29/7 and carried on 'Capella' all the way to Sydney 6/8, and on by sea to Carterton, delivered 18/8 cds.Plain cover FRANKED 1 1/2d. SERVICE DN 112 carried the first African mail to Alexandria for Eastern destinations under the third stage of the EAMS. SERVICE SE1 carried the first mail to Australia, NZ, and British territories in SW Pacific under Stage 3 of EAMS. Super double EAMS first flight cover and a sophisticated item for the exhibit, ex Ted Proud archive..

South Africa to Germany, CAPE TOWN to BERLIN, 22/8 arrival cds, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN180 which left Jo'burg 15/8 on 'Amalthea', departed Khartoum 19/8 on 'Hannibal', Cairo 21/8 on 'Scipio', arriving Brindisi 21/8  where transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service arriving Berlin backstamped 22/8, fine strike red Berlin C2 airmail receiver, registered 4d PSC with additiona 1/- for 4d reg and 1/- air rate. Nice item, ex Proud.

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Date: 1938, Jul 22
Est. price: £100.00
Category: South Africa

Description: SOUTH AFRICA to NEW ZEALAND, JOANNESBURG to CARTERTON, BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service DN 112 which left Jo'burg 24 July and arrived on 'Corsair' at Alexandria 27 July, then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Sydney Eastbound SE1 which left Alexandria 29/7 and carried on 'Capella' all the way to Sydney 6/8, and on by sea to Carterton, delivered 18/8 cds.Plain cover FRANKED 1 1/2d. SERVICE DN 112 carried the first African mail to Alexandria for Eastern destinations under the third stage of the EAMS. SERVICE SE1 carried the first mail to Australia, NZ, and British territories in SW Pacific under Stage 3 of EAMS. Super double EAMS first flight cover and a sophisticated item for the exhibit, ex Ted Proud archive.. South Africa to Germany, CAPE TOWN to BERLIN, 22/8 arrival cds, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN180 which left Jo'burg 15/8 on 'Amalthea', departed Khartoum 19/8 on 'Hannibal', Cairo 21/8 on 'Scipio', arriving Brindisi 21/8 where transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service arriving Berlin backstamped 22/8, fine strike red Berlin C2 airmail receiver, registered 4d PSC with additiona 1/- for 4d reg and 1/- air rate. Nice item, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 471

(United States Internal) Underpaid special delivery Dallas to Hollywood, bs LA 20/1, cover franked 16c inc 10c special delivery, tied red/white/blue TWA etiquette, also franked 3c x2 postage dues canc Los Angeles, andviolet straight line 'Postage Due 6 Cents' hs.Attractive item, see scan.

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Date: 1938, Jan 19
Est. price: £15.00
Category: United States Internal

Description: Underpaid special delivery Dallas to Hollywood, bs LA 20/1, cover franked 16c inc 10c special delivery, tied red/white/blue TWA etiquette, also franked 3c x2 postage dues canc Los Angeles, andviolet straight line 'Postage Due 6 Cents' hs.Attractive item, see scan.
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