Lot Number: 74

(Bechuanaland) South Africa Airways new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, Palapye, Bechuanaland to Outjo, SWA, bs 22/8,  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. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: South Africa Airways new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, Palapye, Bechuanaland to Outjo, SWA, bs 22/8, 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. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 75

(Bechuanaland) West Coast extension of the South Africa Airways new Kalahari West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, Palapye, Bechuanaland to Luanda, Angola, 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.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: West Coast extension of the South Africa Airways new Kalahari West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, Palapye, Bechuanaland to Luanda, Angola, 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.
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Lot Number: 79

(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: £20.00
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: 126

(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: £20.00
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: 127

(France) Pan Am F/F Marseilles to Lisbon, bs 25/5 via Marseiilles 25/5, scarce BLACK cachet, attractive air cover franked 3F.

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Date: 1939, May 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Pan Am F/F Marseilles to Lisbon, bs 25/5 via Marseiilles 25/5, scarce BLACK cachet, attractive air cover franked 3F.
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Lot Number: 128

(France) F/F FAM18 Southern Atlantic route, Marseilles to Lisbon, cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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Date: 1939, May 26
Est. price: £5.00
Category: France

Description: F/F FAM18 Southern Atlantic route, Marseilles to Lisbon, cachet, b/s, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 189

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.

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Date: 1939, Jan 13
Est. price: £200.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 190

(GB External) UK to South West Africa, LONDON to WINDHOEK, by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS188 which left Southampton 15/4 and arrived Durban 20/4, and OAT by S.A.A. to Windhoek bs 25/4. High Commission of South Africa cover, logo on flap, good strike High Commission of South Africa h/s on front, franked 6d for air rate.

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK to South West Africa, LONDON to WINDHOEK, by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS188 which left Southampton 15/4 and arrived Durban 20/4, and OAT by S.A.A. to Windhoek bs 25/4. High Commission of South Africa cover, logo on flap, good strike High Commission of South Africa h/s on front, franked 6d for air rate.
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Lot Number: 191

(GB External) Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds,  black 'T' in hexagon  and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front,  typed  'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £175.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds, black 'T' in hexagon and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front, typed 'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.
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Lot Number: 192

(GB External) F/F North Atlantic Service, Southampton to Montreal, b/s(7/8), official cover, Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease, see scan.

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Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £6.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F North Atlantic Service, Southampton to Montreal, b/s(7/8), official cover, Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 193

(GB External) Imperial AW, F/F New York-Newfoundland. bs Botwood 10/8 and Bay Roberts 12/9, official IAW cover franked US 10c air.

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Date: 1939, Aug 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial AW, F/F New York-Newfoundland. bs Botwood 10/8 and Bay Roberts 12/9, official IAW cover franked US 10c air.
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Lot Number: 194

(GB External) First airmail service during WWII, Shoreham to Belgium, no arrival ds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for PC, cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, special printed card with logo and "First Despatch/War Air Mail/30 October 1939", cancelled by violet st line "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs's x2 verso. On the outbreak of war flights over the east of England and Scotland were prohibited by the Air Navigation (Restriction in Time of War) Order 1939, and operations were moved from Croydon to Shoreham. The service was suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. A copy of a six page A4 article on the airmail services at Shoreham on the outbreak of WWII, is included with this item.

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Date: 1939, Oct 30
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: First airmail service during WWII, Shoreham to Belgium, no arrival ds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for PC, cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, special printed card with logo and "First Despatch/War Air Mail/30 October 1939", cancelled by violet st line "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs's x2 verso. On the outbreak of war flights over the east of England and Scotland were prohibited by the Air Navigation (Restriction in Time of War) Order 1939, and operations were moved from Croydon to Shoreham. The service was suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. A copy of a six page A4 article on the airmail services at Shoreham on the outbreak of WWII, is included with this item.
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Lot Number: 195

(GB External) Wartime airmail service to the continent, Shoreham to Oslo, no arrival ds, pc correctly rated 2 1/2d cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Likely British Airways, see Boyle p353. Service suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. Nov 23rd was also first conveyance of mail under PO contract by Scottish Airways. Faint bend top rh corner. See scans

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Date: 1939, Nov 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Wartime airmail service to the continent, Shoreham to Oslo, no arrival ds, pc correctly rated 2 1/2d cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Likely British Airways, see Boyle p353. Service suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. Nov 23rd was also first conveyance of mail under PO contract by Scottish Airways. Faint bend top rh corner. See scans
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Lot Number: 245

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, red/blue/ivory Orkney Herald Type I cover "Inauguration Of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/North Ronaldshay to Kirwall/31st July 1939", franked 1 1/2d, canc North Ronaldshay cds, black/yellow/grey "Scottish Airways/Go By Air" vignette verso. Only 100 Type 1 covers were printed, see Redgrove p134.  A fine example.

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Date: 1939, Jul 31
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, red/blue/ivory Orkney Herald Type I cover "Inauguration Of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/North Ronaldshay to Kirwall/31st July 1939", franked 1 1/2d, canc North Ronaldshay cds, black/yellow/grey "Scottish Airways/Go By Air" vignette verso. Only 100 Type 1 covers were printed, see Redgrove p134. A fine example.
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Lot Number: 288

(Hungary) Budapest to Portugal, airmail cover franked 52F to passenger on board the SS Esquilino arriving at Trieste, 17/1, via Alexandria 14/1, but with onward address in Massama, Portugal, bilingual Hungarian etquette tied by two line '**********/UT JAN ADATOTTFEL' instructional cachet, Egyptian currency mark on front. Underpaid 'T' h/s with ms '53', a real puzzle. The SS Esquilino was a passenger ship belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Ltd. Image.

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Date: 1939, Jan 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Hungary

Description: Budapest to Portugal, airmail cover franked 52F to passenger on board the SS Esquilino arriving at Trieste, 17/1, via Alexandria 14/1, but with onward address in Massama, Portugal, bilingual Hungarian etquette tied by two line '**********/UT JAN ADATOTTFEL' instructional cachet, Egyptian currency mark on front. Underpaid 'T' h/s with ms '53', a real puzzle. The SS Esquilino was a passenger ship belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Ltd. Image.
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Lot Number: 356

(Newfoundland) F/F Yankee Clipper, Botwood to New York, b/s, very attractive Crosby cover with small B&W photo of Yankee Clipper at mooring and map with silver embossed artwork of the Northern and Southern routes.

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Date: 1939, Jun 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: F/F Yankee Clipper, Botwood to New York, b/s, very attractive Crosby cover with small B&W photo of Yankee Clipper at mooring and map with silver embossed artwork of the Northern and Southern routes.
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Lot Number: 357

(Newfoundland) Scarce Imperial Airways F/F Transatlantic Service, Botwood to England, ms 'Recd Southampton/11 Aug', official blue/grey IAW souvenir cover correctly franked 30c (5c plus 25c Special Delivery fee). Only 25 official IAW souvenir covers were carried on this flight - the majority were flown out by PAA Northern service to arrive in time.

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Date: 1939, Aug 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Scarce Imperial Airways F/F Transatlantic Service, Botwood to England, ms 'Recd Southampton/11 Aug', official blue/grey IAW souvenir cover correctly franked 30c (5c plus 25c Special Delivery fee). Only 25 official IAW souvenir covers were carried on this flight - the majority were flown out by PAA Northern service to arrive in time.
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Lot Number: 406

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Uganda to Sweden, KAMPALA to GOTHENBURG. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN168 Canopus which left  Port Bell 7/2, arriving Brindisi Transito bs 9/2, and on by rail via Bologna Tranero TPO bs 10/2 to Gothenburg 13/2. (private ds). Registered (label) cover franked 1.05 for 30c registration and 75 air rate. Great routing.

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Date: 1939, Feb 5
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Uganda to Sweden, KAMPALA to GOTHENBURG. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN168 Canopus which left Port Bell 7/2, arriving Brindisi Transito bs 9/2, and on by rail via Bologna Tranero TPO bs 10/2 to Gothenburg 13/2. (private ds). Registered (label) cover franked 1.05 for 30c registration and 75 air rate. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 407

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN170 which left Durban 12/2 (Caledonia) arriving Athens bs 16/2 where it transferred to Polish airline  Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 18/2  Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Nice item, good routing.

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Date: 1939, Feb 11
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN170 which left Durban 12/2 (Caledonia) arriving Athens bs 16/2 where it transferred to Polish airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 18/2 Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Nice item, good routing.
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Lot Number: 408

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to Netherlands East Indies, MAJUNGA to BATAVIA. Flown 29/3 cds on Madagascar weekly flight by service Service de l'Aeronautique Seville AC to Tananarive bs 4/4, then carried by Air Afrique to Elisabethville 9/4, arriving Paris 15/4. Transferred at Amsterdam to KLM ?Wielewaal? which left 3/5 and arrived Batavia 7/5 (8/5 b/s). Readdressed to Netherlands 13 May and flown by back ?Buizerd? which left  Batavia 16/5 and arrived  Amsterdam 21/5, delivered Leiden bs 22/5. Attractive grey/red bordered Registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked 21.65F. Super origin/destination three airline cover with great routing.

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Date: 1939, Mar 29
Est. price: £80.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to Netherlands East Indies, MAJUNGA to BATAVIA. Flown 29/3 cds on Madagascar weekly flight by service Service de l'Aeronautique Seville AC to Tananarive bs 4/4, then carried by Air Afrique to Elisabethville 9/4, arriving Paris 15/4. Transferred at Amsterdam to KLM ?Wielewaal? which left 3/5 and arrived Batavia 7/5 (8/5 b/s). Readdressed to Netherlands 13 May and flown by back ?Buizerd? which left Batavia 16/5 and arrived Amsterdam 21/5, delivered Leiden bs 22/5. Attractive grey/red bordered Registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked 21.65F. Super origin/destination three airline cover with great routing.
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Lot Number: 428

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to Karachi, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Karachi-Cairo-Durban-London (Horseshoe) service, canc Singapore cds, violet framed Singapore 'Passed by Censor/A' hs, opened by Karachi censor and sealed India red/brown OBC /Crown censor tape tied by black Karachi triangular 'Passed By Censor B 31 with crown' censor mark.

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Date: 1939, Oct 17
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to Karachi, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Karachi-Cairo-Durban-London (Horseshoe) service, canc Singapore cds, violet framed Singapore 'Passed by Censor/A' hs, opened by Karachi censor and sealed India red/brown OBC /Crown censor tape tied by black Karachi triangular 'Passed By Censor B 31 with crown' censor mark.
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Lot Number: 429

(Singapore) Early WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Penang-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, canc double ring Singapore G/ 16 De 1939 cds, black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  Sender's name and address has been excised neatly from flap.

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Date: 1939, Dec 16
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Early WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Penang-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, canc double ring Singapore G/ 16 De 1939 cds, black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, Sender's name and address has been excised neatly from flap.
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Lot Number: 456

(South Africa) Empire Airmail Scheme Extension from South Africa to Kuwait, F/F Johannesburg to Kuwait, bs 14/6, via Basrah 13/6, plaincover franked 1 1/2d can Johannesburg cds tying blue/white airmail etiquette, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Basra', Francis Field authentication hs verso. The first mails to arrive in Iraq without surcharge from South Africa can be identified by the backstamp '13 Jun 39', ref DSG Morton, South African Airmails, 2005, p74. A great item in fine condition. Image.

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Date: 1939, Jun 7
Est. price: £250.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Empire Airmail Scheme Extension from South Africa to Kuwait, F/F Johannesburg to Kuwait, bs 14/6, via Basrah 13/6, plaincover franked 1 1/2d can Johannesburg cds tying blue/white airmail etiquette, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Basra', Francis Field authentication hs verso. The first mails to arrive in Iraq without surcharge from South Africa can be identified by the backstamp '13 Jun 39', ref DSG Morton, South African Airmails, 2005, p74. A great item in fine condition. Image.
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Lot Number: 457

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town 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: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town 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: 458

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg 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: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg 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: 459

(South Africa) Pretoria to Amsterdam 31/12, attractive Voortrekker 'Lugpos' souvenir cover 19x14cm, franked bilingual pair of the Voortrekker Centenary, and Memorial Fund sets (12 stamps)

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Date: 1939, Dec 22
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Pretoria to Amsterdam 31/12, attractive Voortrekker 'Lugpos' souvenir cover 19x14cm, franked bilingual pair of the Voortrekker Centenary, and Memorial Fund sets (12 stamps)
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Lot Number: 471

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Loanda, 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: £20.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 472

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo 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 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo 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: 473

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Loanda, 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 Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 474

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek 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 Windhoek 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: 475

(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 Windhoek, bs 25/8, 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: £35.00
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 Windhoek, bs 25/8, 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: 507

(United States) First Pan Am and Imperial AW, Westerly 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via  San Francisco, Hong Kong, bs Kowloon 28/6, Bangkok, Alexandria and Marseilles bs 5/7, registered (label) souvenir cover franked US 85c air canc 20/6, Hong Kong $1.20 canc 29/6 cds, and France 14F50 canc Marseilles canc 7/7 cds. Superb item in pristine condition. Displayed on album page with a detailed explanation of route,

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Date: 1939, Jun 20
Est. price: £75.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am and Imperial AW, Westerly 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via San Francisco, Hong Kong, bs Kowloon 28/6, Bangkok, Alexandria and Marseilles bs 5/7, registered (label) souvenir cover franked US 85c air canc 20/6, Hong Kong $1.20 canc 29/6 cds, and France 14F50 canc Marseilles canc 7/7 cds. Superb item in pristine condition. Displayed on album page with a detailed explanation of route,
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Lot Number: 508

(United States) First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service,  Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds.  Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £275.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service, Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds. Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.
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