Lot Number: 35

(Australia) WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways.  An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways. An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.
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Lot Number: 51

(Bechuanaland) F/F Kalahari Desert service, cover datestamped  Palpaye, 5 November 1938, Rotherham, UK arrival cds 12 Nov 38, franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate. Flown to Jo'burg on 5/11 by the first regular SAA clockwise Kalahari Desert feeder service, operated by the JU86 'Sir Gordon J.Spriggs', then flown on 5/11 by SAA to Lourenco Marques to connect with IA service DN142, operated by the S23 'Challenger' throughout, which departed 6/11 and arrived Southampton 11/11.

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Date: 1938, Nov 5
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: F/F Kalahari Desert service, cover datestamped Palpaye, 5 November 1938, Rotherham, UK arrival cds 12 Nov 38, franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate. Flown to Jo'burg on 5/11 by the first regular SAA clockwise Kalahari Desert feeder service, operated by the JU86 'Sir Gordon J.Spriggs', then flown on 5/11 by SAA to Lourenco Marques to connect with IA service DN142, operated by the S23 'Challenger' throughout, which departed 6/11 and arrived Southampton 11/11.
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Lot Number: 67

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for French Sudan, Brussels to Mopti, bs 22/2, for carriage on the Air Afrique  F/F Alger-Gao-Bamako, reg (label) cover franked 6F50, black six line flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette.       Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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Date: 1938, Feb 18
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for French Sudan, Brussels to Mopti, bs 22/2, for carriage on the Air Afrique F/F Alger-Gao-Bamako, reg (label) cover franked 6F50, black six line flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.
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Lot Number: 68

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance first KLM/KNILM regular weekly service operated by a foreign company, Eghezee to Sydney, bs 5/7, registered (label) cover franked 9F, large violet Amsterdam-Batavia-Sydney F/F . Red 'Unclaimed' hs verso overlaid by red circular 'Dear Letter' hs.cachet. See Godinas A331. Image.

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Date: 1938, Jun 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance first KLM/KNILM regular weekly service operated by a foreign company, Eghezee to Sydney, bs 5/7, registered (label) cover franked 9F, large violet Amsterdam-Batavia-Sydney F/F . Red 'Unclaimed' hs verso overlaid by red circular 'Dear Letter' hs.cachet. See Godinas A331. Image.
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Lot Number: 69

(Belgium) Sabena, Brussels to Coquilhatville, 28/11 arrival ds on front and return Coquilhatville to Brussels, bs 30/11, souvenir cover commemorating the 100th flight Congo-Belgium, franked Belgian and Congo stamps, two flight cachets.

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Date: 1938, Nov 18
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena, Brussels to Coquilhatville, 28/11 arrival ds on front and return Coquilhatville to Brussels, bs 30/11, souvenir cover commemorating the 100th flight Congo-Belgium, franked Belgian and Congo stamps, two flight cachets.
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Lot Number: 154

(Gambia) First return flight, Bathurst to Freetown (Sierra Leone), bs 27/6, violet  boxed "First Airmail Gambia -Sierra Leone" cachet,  printed "par avion" air letter.

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Date: 1938, Jul 24
Est. price: £22.00
Category: Gambia

Description: First return flight, Bathurst to Freetown (Sierra Leone), bs 27/6, violet boxed "First Airmail Gambia -Sierra Leone" cachet, printed "par avion" air letter.
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Lot Number: 197

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Feb 20
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 198

(GB External) First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on the USA-Bermuda service, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 6d, canc Newport cds, typed "1st Acceptance/USA-Bermuda/Airmail". Uncmmon.

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Date: 1938, Mar 17
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: First official acceptance of mail from Great Britain for carriage on the USA-Bermuda service, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 6d, canc Newport cds, typed "1st Acceptance/USA-Bermuda/Airmail". Uncmmon.
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Lot Number: 199

(GB External) F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Solomon Islands, 3/9 Dead Letter Office arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Day Cover/Empire Air Mail England-Australia/No Air Postage Payable", Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Jul 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Solomon Islands, 3/9 Dead Letter Office arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Day Cover/Empire Air Mail England-Australia/No Air Postage Payable", Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 200

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 349

(New Zealand) F/F, Wanganui to Palmerston North, and return, bs 10/1, East Coast AW.

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Date: 1938, Jan 10
Est. price: £8.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: F/F, Wanganui to Palmerston North, and return, bs 10/1, East Coast AW.
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Lot Number: 350

(New Zealand) NZAMS, National Airmail Expo and special pigeon flight,, pigeongram flimsy with special cover, and souvenir 7 Nov special souvenir cover, franked 1d tied winged Expo cancellation. All three items mounted on album leaf with explanatory text. See scan

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Date: 1938, Nov 7
Est. price: £15.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: NZAMS, National Airmail Expo and special pigeon flight,, pigeongram flimsy with special cover, and souvenir 7 Nov special souvenir cover, franked 1d tied winged Expo cancellation. All three items mounted on album leaf with explanatory text. See scan
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Lot Number: 351

(New Zealand) Air Mail Expo Christchurch, November 7,8,9, red/white/blue 'Per 1 1/2d "All Up" Air Mail day 3 souvenir card franked 1 1/2d and showing verso a B&W photo of the mail box and special bag in which official letters were carried on the first "All Up" from New Zealand. Only 50 cards were mailed on November 9.

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Date: 1938, Nov 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Air Mail Expo Christchurch, November 7,8,9, red/white/blue 'Per 1 1/2d "All Up" Air Mail day 3 souvenir card franked 1 1/2d and showing verso a B&W photo of the mail box and special bag in which official letters were carried on the first "All Up" from New Zealand. Only 50 cards were mailed on November 9.
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Lot Number: 377

(Nyasaland) First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay.  It was an 'All-Up'  flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.

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Date: 1938, May 22
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay. It was an 'All-Up' flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.
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Lot Number: 384

(Papua and New Guinea) Guinea Airways Stinson 'Reliant' seaplane having force landed at Buna Bay uplifted a small mail for Port Moresby, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, canc Buna Bay 3 Oct 38 cds, Port Moresby 3 Oct 33 arrival ds on front, typed 'First Air Mail Flight, Buna to Port Moresby/Guinea Airways Seaplane, Pilot K.Garden. AAMC P139 $325.

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Guinea Airways Stinson 'Reliant' seaplane having force landed at Buna Bay uplifted a small mail for Port Moresby, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, canc Buna Bay 3 Oct 38 cds, Port Moresby 3 Oct 33 arrival ds on front, typed 'First Air Mail Flight, Buna to Port Moresby/Guinea Airways Seaplane, Pilot K.Garden. AAMC P139 $325.
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Lot Number: 406

(Senegal) Cover postmarked Dakar March 28, 1938 to Paris (no b/s). Large handstamp advertising bi-weekly airmail service by Air France between Senיgal and France. This cover franked with only 20 centimes probably travelled by ship and not air. Scott90.

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Date: 1938, Mar 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Senegal

Description: Cover postmarked Dakar March 28, 1938 to Paris (no b/s). Large handstamp advertising bi-weekly airmail service by Air France between Senיgal and France. This cover franked with only 20 centimes probably travelled by ship and not air. Scott90.
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Lot Number: 419

(Singapore) Singapore to England, imprint etiquette cover franked Straits Settlements 8c, canc Singapore/II cds, correctly rated 8c for  carriage by 'All Up' Empire Air Mail Scheme.

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Date: 1938, Aug 8
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to England, imprint etiquette cover franked Straits Settlements 8c, canc Singapore/II cds, correctly rated 8c for carriage by 'All Up' Empire Air Mail Scheme.
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Lot Number: 420

(Singapore) Singapore to Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany by KLM (Dutch) airline, commercial imprint airmail etiquette cover franked $1.30 double rate (2x65c per 1/2oz).

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Date: 1938, Oct 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany by KLM (Dutch) airline, commercial imprint airmail etiquette cover franked $1.30 double rate (2x65c per 1/2oz).
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Lot Number: 448

(Spain Majorca) Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to Germany, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, red "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, violet two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, black trilingual Franco slogan hs. Carried on the  Ala Littoria Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.  Nice item.

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Date: 1938, Jan 12
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Spain Majorca

Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to Germany, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, red "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, violet two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, black trilingual Franco slogan hs. Carried on the Ala Littoria Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 449

(Spain Majorca) Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, commercial corner plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike uncommon purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, purple two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, typed "Por Avion Hasta Italia" instruction.  Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the  Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.

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Date: 1938, Feb 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Spain Majorca

Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, commercial corner plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike uncommon purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, purple two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, typed "Por Avion Hasta Italia" instruction. Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.
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Lot Number: 450

(Spain Majorca) Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, bank corner cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike  purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" x3, purple two line "Censura Militar/Pama de Mallorca" censor mark, large 'Par Avion'hs's x2.  Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the  Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Spain Majorca

Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, bank corner cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" x3, purple two line "Censura Militar/Pama de Mallorca" censor mark, large 'Par Avion'hs's x2. Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.
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