Lot Number: 36

(Australia) First Flight of Airlines of Australia DH89 VH-UZY Cairns to Batavia dispatched from
Brisbane (Queensland) on 10th b/stamped Cairns 6pm same day.

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Date: 1939, May 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: First Flight of Airlines of Australia DH89 VH-UZY Cairns to Batavia dispatched from Brisbane (Queensland) on 10th b/stamped Cairns 6pm same day.
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Lot Number: 52

(Bechuanaland) Palapye, Bechuanaland to Loanda, Angola, bs 22/8, SAA new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: Palapye, Bechuanaland to Loanda, Angola, bs 22/8, SAA new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 53

(Bechuanaland) Palapye, Bechuanaland to Mossamedes, Angola, bs 22/8, SAA new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: Palapye, Bechuanaland to Mossamedes, Angola, bs 22/8, SAA new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 54

(Bechuanaland) West Coast extension of the Kalahari Desert Feeder Service, Maun, Bechuanaland to Portiguese West Africa, Lobito, bs 22/8,  airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Few tone spots front and verso. See scan.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: West Coast extension of the Kalahari Desert Feeder Service, Maun, Bechuanaland to Portiguese West Africa, Lobito, bs 22/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Few tone spots front and verso. See scan.
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Lot Number: 70

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille, bs 24/5 to New York, bs 27/5, plain cover franked 75c postage and 5F air surcharge, fine strike red flight cachet .

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille, bs 24/5 to New York, bs 27/5, plain cover franked 75c postage and 5F air surcharge, fine strike red flight cachet .
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Lot Number: 71

(Belgium) First Belgium acceptance for New York, bs 1/7, for carriage on Pan American F/F 'Northern' trans Atlantic route. Plain cover franked 5F air + 75c, canc Bruxelles 27/6 cds, typed "By 1st air mail Southampton New-York". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: First Belgium acceptance for New York, bs 1/7, for carriage on Pan American F/F 'Northern' trans Atlantic route. Plain cover franked 5F air + 75c, canc Bruxelles 27/6 cds, typed "By 1st air mail Southampton New-York". Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 72

(Belgium) Scarce first acceptance of mail from Belgium for USA for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways trans Atlantic service from London to New York, bs 6/8, OFFICIAL black/blue/grey souvenir cover franked 1930 2F ar x2, 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 25 official covers flown.

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Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail from Belgium for USA for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways trans Atlantic service from London to New York, bs 6/8, OFFICIAL black/blue/grey souvenir cover franked 1930 2F ar x2, 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 25 official covers flown.
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Lot Number: 144

(French Guinea) WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.

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Date: 1939, Dec 28
Est. price: £22.00
Category: French Guinea

Description: WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.
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Lot Number: 201

(GB External) F/F Imperial Airways North Atlantic Service, Southampton to New York, bs 7/8, attractive registered (label) red/white/blue Trans-Atlantic First Flight cover franked 1/6d, ms 'North Atlantic Air Service/First Flight'. Registered covers are scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Imperial Airways North Atlantic Service, Southampton to New York, bs 7/8, attractive registered (label) red/white/blue Trans-Atlantic First Flight cover franked 1/6d, ms 'North Atlantic Air Service/First Flight'. Registered covers are scarce.
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Lot Number: 217

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1939, Oct 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 364

(Newfoundland) F/F Shediac to Southampton, no cachets provided for the full flight, so all covers receive the 'Shediac-Foynes' cachet. Also photo scan of 'Yankee Clipper' landing. See scan.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: F/F Shediac to Southampton, no cachets provided for the full flight, so all covers receive the 'Shediac-Foynes' cachet. Also photo scan of 'Yankee Clipper' landing. See scan.
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Lot Number: 405

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) France to Afghanistan, VERSAILLES to KABUL, bs 8/5, carried on Air France Far East service weekly which left Paris on 12/4 arriving to Karachi 15/4 boxed 'Karachi/Cancelled' hs, via Marseille-Gare 11/4, and on by surface to Kabul b/s 5/5. Franked 6F50 for F1.50 UPU and F5 air fee.

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Date: 1939, Apr 11
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France to Afghanistan, VERSAILLES to KABUL, bs 8/5, carried on Air France Far East service weekly which left Paris on 12/4 arriving to Karachi 15/4 boxed 'Karachi/Cancelled' hs, via Marseille-Gare 11/4, and on by surface to Kabul b/s 5/5. Franked 6F50 for F1.50 UPU and F5 air fee.
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Lot Number: 431

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Keetmanshoop, bs 21/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Keetmanshoop, bs 21/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 432

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 433

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 437

(South West Africa) West Coast extension of the South Africa Airways new Kalahari West Coast service, Windhoek, SWA to Luanda, Angola, bs 22/8,  plain cover franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: West Coast extension of the South Africa Airways new Kalahari West Coast service, Windhoek, SWA to Luanda, Angola, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 438

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 439

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 440

(South West Africa) First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Cape Town, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 25
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Cape Town, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 520

(World War II) Early World War II censored LATI commercial air cover to Germany, Baade & Baade airmail corner cover, franked 5400R canc Porto Alegre cds, printed "Via (ms) LATI" typed endorsement ", Maubeuge double circle Period 1 "Controle Postal Militaire/Admission WN", sealed Brazil brown/black S.P Censura censor tape with coat of arms, tied by violet Brazil two line "5 Censura/****** Do Sul censor mark verso, blue two line "Retour/A L'Envoyeur" hs on front. Intended for carriage by LATI but was sent, instead, via Transatlantic Clipper to France  where it was censored at Maubeuge on the French-Belgian border, and then returned to sender. Upon the French declaration of war against Germany on 3/9/39 Air France ceased all flights to Germany. So, on reaching Maubeuge, this cover could go no further and was returned to Brazil.  For this reason  Maubeuge mail is much sought after.

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Date: 1939, Sep 16
Est. price: £18.00
Category: World War II

Description: Early World War II censored LATI commercial air cover to Germany, Baade & Baade airmail corner cover, franked 5400R canc Porto Alegre cds, printed "Via (ms) LATI" typed endorsement ", Maubeuge double circle Period 1 "Controle Postal Militaire/Admission WN", sealed Brazil brown/black S.P Censura censor tape with coat of arms, tied by violet Brazil two line "5 Censura/****** Do Sul censor mark verso, blue two line "Retour/A L'Envoyeur" hs on front. Intended for carriage by LATI but was sent, instead, via Transatlantic Clipper to France where it was censored at Maubeuge on the French-Belgian border, and then returned to sender. Upon the French declaration of war against Germany on 3/9/39 Air France ceased all flights to Germany. So, on reaching Maubeuge, this cover could go no further and was returned to Brazil. For this reason Maubeuge mail is much sought after.
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