Lot Number: 30

(Australia) Airmail etiquette cover to UK, franked 5d, canc Middleton cds, carried all the way by 'Coorong' on Imperial Airways Sydney-Southampton Service flight #SW15. Letter inside, refers to Tasmania.

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Date: 1938, Sep 10
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Airmail etiquette cover to UK, franked 5d, canc Middleton cds, carried all the way by 'Coorong' on Imperial Airways Sydney-Southampton Service flight #SW15. Letter inside, refers to Tasmania.
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Lot Number: 97

(Egypt) Alexandria to London, bs 14/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways CALCUTTA TERMINAL service #CW12, flown all the way by RMA Corsair, departed Alexandria 11/4 and arrived Southampton 13/4,  imptint etiquette cover, franked 15mls canc Alec 9 Apr cds.

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Date: 1938, Apr 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Alexandria to London, bs 14/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways CALCUTTA TERMINAL service #CW12, flown all the way by RMA Corsair, departed Alexandria 11/4 and arrived Southampton 13/4, imptint etiquette cover, franked 15mls canc Alec 9 Apr cds.
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Lot Number: 98

(Egypt) London to Karachi, and on to Bombay bs 13/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE643, flown all the way by Short S23 C Class Empire flying boat 'Centaurus' departed Alexandria 10/4 and arrived Karachi 12/4,  plain cover, franked  1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton - Karachi/10.4.38'. Also fine unused original Tuck's B&W photocard of Centaurus landing.

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Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: London to Karachi, and on to Bombay bs 13/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE643, flown all the way by Short S23 C Class Empire flying boat 'Centaurus' departed Alexandria 10/4 and arrived Karachi 12/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton - Karachi/10.4.38'. Also fine unused original Tuck's B&W photocard of Centaurus landing.
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Lot Number: 110

(France) La Baule Aviation Day, also F/F Belli-Ile to La Baule, souvenir PPC franked70c, canc Le Palais/Morbihan cds, two 'Club Jean Mermoz' tied by special cachet. Attractive item.

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Date: 1938, Jul 24
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: La Baule Aviation Day, also F/F Belli-Ile to La Baule, souvenir PPC franked70c, canc Le Palais/Morbihan cds, two 'Club Jean Mermoz' tied by special cachet. Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 132

(GB External) ENGLAND to RANGOON, bs 14/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus to Karachi, then by Coogee to Rangoon. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Apr 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: ENGLAND to RANGOON, bs 14/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus to Karachi, then by Coogee to Rangoon. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 133

(GB External) England to Australia, carried on the FIRST FLIGHT OF NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643 London to Melbourne, bs 20/4. Carried by Centaurs to Karachi, by Coogee to Singapore, and by Canberra to Melbourne. Plain cover, franked 1/3d, ms 'First Flight By/Accelerated Service/To Astalia' Wingent, p41. ALSO FLOWN BACK on flight IW648 by Canberra to Darwin, Caledonia to Penang and Calpurnia to Southampton. A scarce item offering a flying boat feast.

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Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, carried on the FIRST FLIGHT OF NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643 London to Melbourne, bs 20/4. Carried by Centaurs to Karachi, by Coogee to Singapore, and by Canberra to Melbourne. Plain cover, franked 1/3d, ms 'First Flight By/Accelerated Service/To Astalia' Wingent, p41. ALSO FLOWN BACK on flight IW648 by Canberra to Darwin, Caledonia to Penang and Calpurnia to Southampton. A scarce item offering a flying boat feast.
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Lot Number: 134

(GB External) ENGLAND to PALESTINE, bs Tiberius 12/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: ENGLAND to PALESTINE, bs Tiberius 12/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 135

(GB External) London to Rio de Janero, bs 16/4, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 3/6d (1/- x3 + 6d), canc London cds, fine strike 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europe-Sud Amerika hs, Day and date of arrival confirms DLH seaplane service # L339, plane 'Zyklon'. Image.

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

Description: London to Rio de Janero, bs 16/4, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 3/6d (1/- x3 + 6d), canc London cds, fine strike 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europe-Sud Amerika hs, Day and date of arrival confirms DLH seaplane service # L339, plane 'Zyklon'. Image.
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Lot Number: 136

(GB External) SCARCE, Qantas for Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Sydney 6/7, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, ms 'England-Australia/First Service by Flying boat/All the Way'.  Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney.

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Date: 1938, Jun 26
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: SCARCE, Qantas for Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Sydney 6/7, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, ms 'England-Australia/First Service by Flying boat/All the Way'. Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney.
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Lot Number: 137

(GB External) LAST DISPATCH OF SURCHARGED AIRMAIL, GB to AUSTRALIA, Liverpool to Melbourne, correctly rated 1/3d with mixed KEVIII, KGV and KGVI franking, typed 'Last despatch of Australian/surcharged airmail/July 23 1938'. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #673 by 'Castor ' to Karachi then 'Cariolinus' to Sydney, bs 2/8, and onward to Port Moresby, bs 10/8. RARE.

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Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: LAST DISPATCH OF SURCHARGED AIRMAIL, GB to AUSTRALIA, Liverpool to Melbourne, correctly rated 1/3d with mixed KEVIII, KGV and KGVI franking, typed 'Last despatch of Australian/surcharged airmail/July 23 1938'. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #673 by 'Castor ' to Karachi then 'Cariolinus' to Sydney, bs 2/8, and onward to Port Moresby, bs 10/8. RARE.
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Lot Number: 138

(GB External) LAST DISPATCH OF SURCHARGED AIRMAIL, GB to PAPUA, NEW GUNEA, Liverpool-Port Moresby, correctly rated 1/3d with mixed KEVII and KGV franking, typed 'Last despatch of Australian/surcharged airmail/July 23 1938'. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #673 by 'Castor ' to Karachi then 'Cariolinus' to Sydney, bs 2/8, and onward to Port Moresby, bs 10/8. RARE.

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Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £175.00
Category: GB External

Description: LAST DISPATCH OF SURCHARGED AIRMAIL, GB to PAPUA, NEW GUNEA, Liverpool-Port Moresby, correctly rated 1/3d with mixed KEVII and KGV franking, typed 'Last despatch of Australian/surcharged airmail/July 23 1938'. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #673 by 'Castor ' to Karachi then 'Cariolinus' to Sydney, bs 2/8, and onward to Port Moresby, bs 10/8. RARE.
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Lot Number: 139

(GB External) First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10,  via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways

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Date: 1938, Oct 27
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 251

(Malaya ) Penang to London by KLM (Dutch) airline, commercial airmail etiquette cover franked 60c inclusive rate, Straits Settlements 30c x2, canc Penang cds.

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Date: 1938, Jan 11
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Malaya

Description: Penang to London by KLM (Dutch) airline, commercial airmail etiquette cover franked 60c inclusive rate, Straits Settlements 30c x2, canc Penang cds.
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Lot Number: 261

(Netherlands ) F/F Amsterdam to Manchester, fine strike violet oval "Royal Dutch Airlines KLM/Ringway Manchester.ms 28/6/38" bs 1/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 12 1/2c.

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Date: 1938, Jun 27
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: F/F Amsterdam to Manchester, fine strike violet oval "Royal Dutch Airlines KLM/Ringway Manchester.ms 28/6/38" bs 1/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 12 1/2c.
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Lot Number: 289

(New Zealand) Karachi to London, bs 14/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways CALCUTTA TERMINAL service #CW12, flown all the way by RMA Corsair, departed Karachi 10/4 arrived Southampton 14/4,  plain cover, franked 2 1/2 annas canc Karachi 9 Apr framed date stamp.

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Date: 1938, Apr 9
Est. price: £100.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Karachi to London, bs 14/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways CALCUTTA TERMINAL service #CW12, flown all the way by RMA Corsair, departed Karachi 10/4 arrived Southampton 14/4, plain cover, franked 2 1/2 annas canc Karachi 9 Apr framed date stamp.
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Lot Number: 290

(New Zealand) New Zealand to Czechoslovakia, AUCKLAND to PRAGUE, by sea to Sydney, transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EASTERN FLIGHT IW #646 and flown by DH86 'Adelaide' to Darwin, Short S23 flying boat  'Coogee' to Karachi, then Short S23 flying boat 'Challenger' to Athens bs 27/4. Then DLH to Budapest bs 28/4, and by surface to Prague. Registered (label) Hamburg-America Line cover, tied airmail etiquette, Greek currency mark. Super item.

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Date: 1938, Apr 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand to Czechoslovakia, AUCKLAND to PRAGUE, by sea to Sydney, transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EASTERN FLIGHT IW #646 and flown by DH86 'Adelaide' to Darwin, Short S23 flying boat 'Coogee' to Karachi, then Short S23 flying boat 'Challenger' to Athens bs 27/4. Then DLH to Budapest bs 28/4, and by surface to Prague. Registered (label) Hamburg-America Line cover, tied airmail etiquette, Greek currency mark. Super item.
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Lot Number: 291

(New Zealand) SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED EMPIRE AIR SERVICE by RMA Centaurus, New Zealand to England, registered (label) cover, franked 1/9d canc Carterton cds, Sydney 18/4 transit cds, ms endorsement "First Accelerated Empire/Air Service/Per Centaurus", blue/pale blue "1937 All Empire Mails By Air" vignette.

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Date: 1938, Apr 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED EMPIRE AIR SERVICE by RMA Centaurus, New Zealand to England, registered (label) cover, franked 1/9d canc Carterton cds, Sydney 18/4 transit cds, ms endorsement "First Accelerated Empire/Air Service/Per Centaurus", blue/pale blue "1937 All Empire Mails By Air" vignette.
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Lot Number: 299

(Newfoundland) Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6.
Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1938, May 12
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6. Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 337

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Belgian Congo to Hungary, BOMA to BUDAPEST. Sabena all the way, through service from Boma arriving Russell's 20/1 via Leopoldville bs 20/1, then transferred 25/1 to  local Sabena Brussels-Budapest service arriving bs 25/1, Legiposta/Budapest 73 cds. Airmail etiquette cover F6 for F2.0 UPU plus F3.50 air fee.

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Date: 1938, Jan 18
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Belgian Congo to Hungary, BOMA to BUDAPEST. Sabena all the way, through service from Boma arriving Russell's 20/1 via Leopoldville bs 20/1, then transferred 25/1 to local Sabena Brussels-Budapest service arriving bs 25/1, Legiposta/Budapest 73 cds. Airmail etiquette cover F6 for F2.0 UPU plus F3.50 air fee.
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Lot Number: 338

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) India, KARACHI TO MAURITIUS,  departed Karachi 19/2 on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IW 627 and carried by HANNIBAL TO ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO ARRIVING 22/2. Transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #DS 69 on 26/2 and carried to Khartoum on Corsair (FLYING BOAT), to Kisumu on Calpurnia (FLYING BOAT), and to Durban on Castor (FLYING BOAT) arriving 1/3. Then carried by sea to Mauritius b/s Rose Hill/ 10 MR 38/Mauritius cds. The only ship arriving that day was the MV 'HOUTMAN' OF KONINKLIJKE PAKETVAART-MAATSCHAPPIJ (KPM), a Dutch shipping company (1888?1966) The line's routes included the Indian Ocean ports of Rיunion and Mauritius and Mahי. Plain cover franked 9 1/2 anna, non invasive rh edge trim, see scan. A truly scarce item with great routing. Ex Proud.

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Date: 1938, Feb 15
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: India, KARACHI TO MAURITIUS, departed Karachi 19/2 on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IW 627 and carried by HANNIBAL TO ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO ARRIVING 22/2. Transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #DS 69 on 26/2 and carried to Khartoum on Corsair (FLYING BOAT), to Kisumu on Calpurnia (FLYING BOAT), and to Durban on Castor (FLYING BOAT) arriving 1/3. Then carried by sea to Mauritius b/s Rose Hill/ 10 MR 38/Mauritius cds. The only ship arriving that day was the MV 'HOUTMAN' OF KONINKLIJKE PAKETVAART-MAATSCHAPPIJ (KPM), a Dutch shipping company (1888?1966) The line's routes included the Indian Ocean ports of Rיunion and Mauritius and Mahי. Plain cover franked 9 1/2 anna, non invasive rh edge trim, see scan. A truly scarce item with great routing. Ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 339

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) AMSTERDAM to ZANZIBAR. By KLM to Alexandria bs 18/3, where transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS75 (Castor) arriving Dar es Salaam/Mombasa 17/3. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Zanzibar 21/3. Bilingual etiquette cover, typed 'Via A'dam-Alexandrie/Alexandrie-Durban', franked G1.25.

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Date: 1938, Mar 15
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: AMSTERDAM to ZANZIBAR. By KLM to Alexandria bs 18/3, where transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS75 (Castor) arriving Dar es Salaam/Mombasa 17/3. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Zanzibar 21/3. Bilingual etiquette cover, typed 'Via A'dam-Alexandrie/Alexandrie-Durban', franked G1.25.
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Lot Number: 340

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to CAIRO. By sea to UK, then by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS101 ?Corsair? leaving Southampton 15/6, arriving Alexandria 16/6, delivered Cairo 17/6 (ms). Airmail cover, Par Avion etiquette ms 'From London', franked 17cts for 5c UPU and double air fee of 12c.

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Date: 1938, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to CAIRO. By sea to UK, then by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS101 ?Corsair? leaving Southampton 15/6, arriving Alexandria 16/6, delivered Cairo 17/6 (ms). Airmail cover, Par Avion etiquette ms 'From London', franked 17cts for 5c UPU and double air fee of 12c.
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Lot Number: 341

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Austria acceptance for India, VIENNA to CALCUTTA, carried on Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Calcutta 30/6, Sydney 6/7, airmail cover mixed franking 70p German and 3G Austrian stamps, 23 Jun 38 cds, ms 'Par Avion'. Flown by Camilla/Cordelia to Calcutta. SCARCE

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Date: 1938, Jun 23
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Austria acceptance for India, VIENNA to CALCUTTA, carried on Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Calcutta 30/6, Sydney 6/7, airmail cover mixed franking 70p German and 3G Austrian stamps, 23 Jun 38 cds, ms 'Par Avion'. Flown by Camilla/Cordelia to Calcutta. SCARCE
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Lot Number: 395

(South West Africa) Kalahari Feeder service, F/F Windhoek to Maun, bs 5/11, plain cover franked SWA 1d canc Windhoek cds. No cachets were applied to this mail.

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Date: 1938, Nov 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: Kalahari Feeder service, F/F Windhoek to Maun, bs 5/11, plain cover franked SWA 1d canc Windhoek cds. No cachets were applied to this mail.
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