Lot Number: 51

(Australia) Parachute mail dropped on Mornington Island by flying boat 'Corio', Crome cover. Franked 2d, canc Sydney 21/12, signed by pilot Capt. R.B.Tapp, and by the island's missionary J.Dougherty.  AAMC 887.

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Date: 1939, Dec 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: Parachute mail dropped on Mornington Island by flying boat 'Corio', Crome cover. Franked 2d, canc Sydney 21/12, signed by pilot Capt. R.B.Tapp, and by the island's missionary J.Dougherty. AAMC 887.
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Lot Number: 68

(Belgian Congo) Extension Leopoldville-Tshikapa service to Luebo,F/F Luebo to Tshikipa, bs 1/11, imprint etiquette cover franked 60c, bkack st. line "Premier Laison" cachet.

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Date: 1939, Nov 01
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Extension Leopoldville-Tshikapa service to Luebo,F/F Luebo to Tshikipa, bs 1/11, imprint etiquette cover franked 60c, bkack st. line "Premier Laison" cachet.
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Lot Number: 69

(Belgian Congo) Luebo to Kikwit, bs 1/11, carried on F/F Luebo-Tshikakapa-Leopoldville service, Van Reet cover franked 90c, black framed "Avion" cachet, typed "Par 1o Courrier Aerien/Luebo Kikwit". Uncommon.

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Date: 1939, Nov 01
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Luebo to Kikwit, bs 1/11, carried on F/F Luebo-Tshikakapa-Leopoldville service, Van Reet cover franked 90c, black framed "Avion" cachet, typed "Par 1o Courrier Aerien/Luebo Kikwit". Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 75

(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 . Uncommon.

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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 . Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 78

(Bermuda) POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/8 Jun 39, and GB 1 1/2d canc London FS/13 Jun 39 for OAT all the way by 'Canopus' to Durban on the Imperial AW Africa Southbound service IAW DS 205 arriving19/6, see Wingent p172.  Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on the PAN Am route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ms verso '5 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa by the Southern Route we have seen in 20 years and believe it could possibly be the only one, but this will need verification by an expert.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/8 Jun 39, and GB 1 1/2d canc London FS/13 Jun 39 for OAT all the way by 'Canopus' to Durban on the Imperial AW Africa Southbound service IAW DS 205 arriving19/6, see Wingent p172. Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on the PAN Am route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ms verso '5 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa by the Southern Route we have seen in 20 years and believe it could possibly be the only one, but this will need verification by an expert.
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Lot Number: 138

(Flying boat flights) Airmail cover Germany to Brindisi 13/3 where it was transferred to Imperial Airways flight DS 178 for carriage all the to Durban by flying boat 'CLIO' to Durban, then on to Johannesburg.

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Date: 1939, Mar 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying boat flights

Description: Airmail cover Germany to Brindisi 13/3 where it was transferred to Imperial Airways flight DS 178 for carriage all the to Durban by flying boat 'CLIO' to Durban, then on to Johannesburg.
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Lot Number: 139

(Flying boat flights) F/ F North Atlantic Service, Southampton to  New York, bs 6/8, carried by flying boat 'caribou'. Official Imperial Airways cover franked block 6 x 2 1/2d.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Flying boat flights

Description: F/ F North Atlantic Service, Southampton to New York, bs 6/8, carried by flying boat 'caribou'. Official Imperial Airways cover franked block 6 x 2 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 153

(France) Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.

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Date: 1939, May 9
Est. price: £18.00
Category: France

Description: Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.
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Lot Number: 154

(France) First acceptance of French mail for Pan Am F/F Marseilles-New York, b/s 27/5, etiquette cover Paris to New York bs 27/5 via Marseille 25/5, official red flight cachet verso, correctly franked 2F25 overseas postage, 10F airmail surcharge and 2F50 registration fee..

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: First acceptance of French mail for Pan Am F/F Marseilles-New York, b/s 27/5, etiquette cover Paris to New York bs 27/5 via Marseille 25/5, official red flight cachet verso, correctly franked 2F25 overseas postage, 10F airmail surcharge and 2F50 registration fee..
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Lot Number: 199

(GB External) London to Horta, bs 2/6, carried on the first GB acceptance for F/F Pan Am Southern Route Trans Atlantic Service to New York from England, franked 6d cancelled Newport cds, printed 'North Atlantic /Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways'.

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Date: 1939, May 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Horta, bs 2/6, carried on the first GB acceptance for F/F Pan Am Southern Route Trans Atlantic Service to New York from England, franked 6d cancelled Newport cds, printed 'North Atlantic /Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways'.
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Lot Number: 200

(GB External) F/F Great Britain to Newfoundland, bs Botwood 1/7, carried on F/F Pan Am Northern route North Atlantic Service to New York, typed 'Via FAM No 18/First Trans-Atlantic ir Mail/Northern Route' airmail cover, franked 1/3d cancelled Southampton cds, airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Great Britain to Newfoundland, bs Botwood 1/7, carried on F/F Pan Am Northern route North Atlantic Service to New York, typed 'Via FAM No 18/First Trans-Atlantic ir Mail/Northern Route' airmail cover, franked 1/3d cancelled Southampton cds, airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 240

(Gold Coast) Early World War II censored registered (label) airmail to England, no arrival ds, correctly rated 1/6d (1/3d for new wartime airmail rate + 3d registration), franked Asamankese cds, red hexagonal boxed "Passed By Censor/Gold Coast/6" censor mark on front. Flown on Elders AW Takoradi-Lagos service, and OAT by BOAC to destination via Khartoum, Cairo and Southampton. Uncommon origin.

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Date: 1939, Nov 11
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Early World War II censored registered (label) airmail to England, no arrival ds, correctly rated 1/6d (1/3d for new wartime airmail rate + 3d registration), franked Asamankese cds, red hexagonal boxed "Passed By Censor/Gold Coast/6" censor mark on front. Flown on Elders AW Takoradi-Lagos service, and OAT by BOAC to destination via Khartoum, Cairo and Southampton. Uncommon origin.
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Lot Number: 249

(Greece) F/F Athens to Candia (Crete), printed 'EESS Greek Airlines First Flight cover franked 5D, violet boxed flight cachet, b/s, Societie Hellenique de Communications Aeriennes (Greek AL).

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Greece

Description: F/F Athens to Candia (Crete), printed 'EESS Greek Airlines First Flight cover franked 5D, violet boxed flight cachet, b/s, Societie Hellenique de Communications Aeriennes (Greek AL).
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Lot Number: 417

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Lobito, 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: £16.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 418

(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: £16.00
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: 430

(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: 431

(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: 453

(Switzerland) Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, viaMarseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Mit Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 100c, ms 'First Flight of /the Yankee Clipper/Marseilles-New York/via Lisbon', fine strike official red cachet, uncommon. Image.

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Date: 1939, May 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Switzerland

Description: Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, viaMarseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Mit Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 100c, ms 'First Flight of /the Yankee Clipper/Marseilles-New York/via Lisbon', fine strike official red cachet, uncommon. Image.
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Lot Number: 454

(Switzerland) Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to Horta, bs 29/5, via Marseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Luftpost' etiquette cover franked  55c canc Geneva cds, typed 'Premier courrier aerien Transatalntique.Marseiile-Acores', fine strike official red cachet on front, black Horta cachet verso, violet straight line 'Par Avion Jusqu'a New York', nice item. Image.

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Date: 1939, May 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Switzerland

Description: Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to Horta, bs 29/5, via Marseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 55c canc Geneva cds, typed 'Premier courrier aerien Transatalntique.Marseiile-Acores', fine strike official red cachet on front, black Horta cachet verso, violet straight line 'Par Avion Jusqu'a New York', nice item. Image.
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