Lot Number: 51

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-New Guinea-Australia, Brisbane to Rabaul, bs 1/6, and return, bs Brisbane 5/6 cds, attractive red/cream Queensland Air Mail Society logo souvenir cover franked 4 1/2d Australia stamps, canc Brisbane 30/5 cds, and 5d New Guinea stamp canc Rabaul cds

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-New Guinea-Australia, Brisbane to Rabaul, bs 1/6, and return, bs Brisbane 5/6 cds, attractive red/cream Queensland Air Mail Society logo souvenir cover franked 4 1/2d Australia stamps, canc Brisbane 30/5 cds, and 5d New Guinea stamp canc Rabaul cds
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Lot Number: 52

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlnes, first official airmail service Australia to Papua bs 31/5 and return, plain cover franked Australia 5d canc Sydney 30/7 and Papua 5d canc Port Moresby 4/6, and verso Sydney return cds 5/6.

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: WR Carpenter Airlnes, first official airmail service Australia to Papua bs 31/5 and return, plain cover franked Australia 5d canc Sydney 30/7 and Papua 5d canc Port Moresby 4/6, and verso Sydney return cds 5/6.
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Lot Number: 53

(Australia) First 5d Air Mail from Australia under the Empire Air Mail Scheme which came in to effect on 1/8/1938 with the Australian rate fixed at 5d per 1/2oz. Carried all the way from Darwin by FLYING BOAT on  IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW676E. Cover posted Sydney 1/8/1938 to London 12/8 arrival ds on front, via Singapore, Rangoon, Gwalior, Dubai.  Alex and Southampton. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, signed by "E. Rotherham, Commander, RMA Cooee" and  "? A Koch, Commander RMA Coriolanus".  Also  original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Coriolanus G-AETY' in flight. SCARCE item, few tiny faint tone spots otherwise fine, see scan.

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Date: 1938, Aug 1
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Australia

Description: First 5d Air Mail from Australia under the Empire Air Mail Scheme which came in to effect on 1/8/1938 with the Australian rate fixed at 5d per 1/2oz. Carried all the way from Darwin by FLYING BOAT on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW676E. Cover posted Sydney 1/8/1938 to London 12/8 arrival ds on front, via Singapore, Rangoon, Gwalior, Dubai. Alex and Southampton. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, signed by "E. Rotherham, Commander, RMA Cooee" and "? A Koch, Commander RMA Coriolanus". Also original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Coriolanus G-AETY' in flight. SCARCE item, few tiny faint tone spots otherwise fine, see scan.
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Lot Number: 63

(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: 128

(Flying Boats) 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: Flying Boats

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: 129

(Flying Boats) First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 146

(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: 171

(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: 172

(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: £12.00
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: 173

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, black boxed 'Empire Air mail Scheme/Stage 3/ 1 1/2d Half Ounce' cachet, rated 1 1/2d.

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Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, black boxed 'Empire Air mail Scheme/Stage 3/ 1 1/2d Half Ounce' cachet, rated 1 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 174

(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: 192

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, two Croydon circular receivers, one purple and one blue, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by the blue  Croydon receiver,  '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 Bradford to London, two Croydon circular receivers, one purple and one blue, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by the blue Croydon receiver, 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image..
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Lot Number: 249

(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: 255

(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: £250.00
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: 257

(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: 299

(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: 300

(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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