Lot Number: 103

(Canada) F/F Halifax to Bangor, bs 5/8, airmaikl cover franked 6c.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Aug 3
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Canada

Description: F/F Halifax to Bangor, bs 5/8, airmaikl cover franked 6c.
Bid:

Lot Number: 110

(Ceylon) F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, Ceylon to India, Colombo to Madras, bs 28/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 12c, violet two line "First Regular Air Mail/Ceylon-India".

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Feb 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ceylon

Description: F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, Ceylon to India, Colombo to Madras, bs 28/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 12c, violet two line "First Regular Air Mail/Ceylon-India".
Bid:

Lot Number: 137

(Flying boat flights) TEST LETTER, Imperial Airways, F/F new accelerated England-South Africa service, London to Cape Town, addressed to L.A.Wyndham, bs House of Assembly, Union of South Africa 18/4, printed 'First Accelerated Mail/by Flying Boat "Ceres" to South Africa'. Carried by Ceres to Wadi Halfa, Canopus to Mozambique, then Coriolanus to Durban. Transit time reduced to four days.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Apr 9
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Flying boat flights

Description: TEST LETTER, Imperial Airways, F/F new accelerated England-South Africa service, London to Cape Town, addressed to L.A.Wyndham, bs House of Assembly, Union of South Africa 18/4, printed 'First Accelerated Mail/by Flying Boat "Ceres" to South Africa'. Carried by Ceres to Wadi Halfa, Canopus to Mozambique, then Coriolanus to Durban. Transit time reduced to four days.
Bid:

Lot Number: 191

(GB External) TEST LETTER, F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, England to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways, Rangoon bs 1/3, cover posted from the British Industries Fair, franked 1 1/2d,. Carried by 'Coolangta'on the first eastbound Calcutta Terminal Service, IAW service CE1,  Nice item - scarce.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Feb 20
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: TEST LETTER, F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, England to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways, Rangoon bs 1/3, cover posted from the British Industries Fair, franked 1 1/2d,. Carried by 'Coolangta'on the first eastbound Calcutta Terminal Service, IAW service CE1, Nice item - scarce.
Bid:

Lot Number: 192

(GB External) First service on new accelerated England-India-Australia service, London to Bombay, bs 13/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India/in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton, Karachi/10/4/38", Carried all the way to Karachi by  flying boat 'Centaurus' on Imperial Airways eastern service flight IE643. See Wingent, p41.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Apr 8
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: First service on new accelerated England-India-Australia service, London to Bombay, bs 13/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India/in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton, Karachi/10/4/38", Carried all the way to Karachi by flying boat 'Centaurus' on Imperial Airways eastern service flight IE643. See Wingent, p41.
Bid:

Lot Number: 193

(GB External) SCARCE, First acceptance of mail for NEW ZEALAND, bs Te Aro 20/7 via the Qantas/Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA. Carried on the on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE665, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, typed 'Inaugural Flight/England-Australia-/New Zealand Air Mail'. By FLYING BOAT all the way to Sydney -  Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney. See Wingent p50.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Jun 26
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB External

Description: SCARCE, First acceptance of mail for NEW ZEALAND, bs Te Aro 20/7 via the Qantas/Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA. Carried on the on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE665, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, typed 'Inaugural Flight/England-Australia-/New Zealand Air Mail'. By FLYING BOAT all the way to Sydney - Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney. See Wingent p50.
Bid:

Lot Number: 194

(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.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £25.00
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.
Bid:

Lot Number: 195

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, Nukualofa 29/8 arrival ds on front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official black map cachet "Empire Air Mail Scheme/Stage 4/1 1/2d Half Ounce".

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, Nukualofa 29/8 arrival ds on front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official black map cachet "Empire Air Mail Scheme/Stage 4/1 1/2d Half Ounce".
Bid:

Lot Number: 196

(GB External) Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.
Bid:

Lot Number: 197

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS 'All Up', London to New Zealand, franked 1d 1/2d, scarce Jennings cover showing two red globes and black trimotir plane.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Jul 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS 'All Up', London to New Zealand, franked 1d 1/2d, scarce Jennings cover showing two red globes and black trimotir plane.
Bid:

Lot Number: 198

(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.

Click for full-size views

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.
Bid:

Lot Number: 218

(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..

Click for full-size views

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..
Bid:

Lot Number: 239

(Gold Coast) Crash cover en route from Gold Coast to London rescued from the Air France Dewoitine 388 which crashed in the Pyrenees on its way from Dakar to Paris, Ni380323. This cover is interesting, not only due to its intrinsic value as a crash cover, but also because it is a scarce example of the use of an alternative route for airmail from the Gold Coast to England. Plain registered (label) envelope franked 1/- plus ANO (likely 6d) which has been washed of, cancelled scarce 'Lagoon Road-Sekondi' cds, violet 'Correspondence Avion/Retardee et Deteriore/Par Suite L'Aident Gerien/Survenue Le' accident cachet, French 'Postes et Telegraphs' labels round the edges and few pale burn marks. Also a 'Too Late' annotation, hence the blank blue/white registration label. Likely a 'one off' Gold Coast or British West Africa item, hence the high estimate.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Mar 23
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Crash cover en route from Gold Coast to London rescued from the Air France Dewoitine 388 which crashed in the Pyrenees on its way from Dakar to Paris, Ni380323. This cover is interesting, not only due to its intrinsic value as a crash cover, but also because it is a scarce example of the use of an alternative route for airmail from the Gold Coast to England. Plain registered (label) envelope franked 1/- plus ANO (likely 6d) which has been washed of, cancelled scarce 'Lagoon Road-Sekondi' cds, violet 'Correspondence Avion/Retardee et Deteriore/Par Suite L'Aident Gerien/Survenue Le' accident cachet, French 'Postes et Telegraphs' labels round the edges and few pale burn marks. Also a 'Too Late' annotation, hence the blank blue/white registration label. Likely a 'one off' Gold Coast or British West Africa item, hence the high estimate.
Bid:

Lot Number: 331

(New Zealand) "First Flight Cover/Empire Air Mail Mail Service/From Sydney", attractive red/white/blue 'Twin Flags' souvenir cover to England, 20 Aug 38 arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d NZ stamp canc Wanganui cds, and GB 1/2d for surface return to NZ.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: "First Flight Cover/Empire Air Mail Mail Service/From Sydney", attractive red/white/blue 'Twin Flags' souvenir cover to England, 20 Aug 38 arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d NZ stamp canc Wanganui cds, and GB 1/2d for surface return to NZ.
Bid:

Lot Number: 332

(New Zealand) Stage 3 EAMS, "First Empire Air Mail" uncommon and attractive grey/red printed souvenir cover to England, franked 1 1/2d.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Stage 3 EAMS, "First Empire Air Mail" uncommon and attractive grey/red printed souvenir cover to England, franked 1 1/2d.
Bid:

Lot Number: 333

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to England dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Wanganui to England, no arrival ds, printed souvenir 'Empire Air Mail Service' corner cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Wanganui /4 Aug/1938 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus to Southampton. 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.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Aug 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to England dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Wanganui to England, no arrival ds, printed souvenir 'Empire Air Mail Service' corner cover franked 1 1/2d canc Wanganui /4 Aug/1938 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus to Southampton. 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.
Bid:

Lot Number: 334

(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 3dd 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.

Click for full-size views

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 3dd 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.
Bid:

Lot Number: 348

(Papua and New Guinea) 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.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

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.
Bid:

Lot Number: 404

(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.

Click for full-size views

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.
Bid:

Lot Number: 405

(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).

Click for full-size views

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).
Bid: