Lot Number: 91

(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: 92

(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: 96

(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: 108

(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 x2, and 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 24 flown.

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Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £60.00
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 x2, and 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 24 flown.
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Lot Number: 119

(Channel Islands) Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, bs 8/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, rectangular violet Company cachet.

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Date: 1939, May 8
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Channel Islands

Description: Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, bs 8/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, rectangular violet Company cachet.
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Lot Number: 120

(Channel Islands) First flight Guernsey to Southampton, special 'Martin' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, canc 22 MY 39..

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Date: 1939, May 22
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Channel Islands

Description: First flight Guernsey to Southampton, special 'Martin' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d, canc 22 MY 39..
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Lot Number: 160

(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: 161

(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: 250

(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: 251

(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: 252

(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: 253

(GB External) Imperial AW F/F England to Canada, bs Shediac.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial AW F/F England to Canada, bs Shediac.
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Lot Number: 254

(GB External) IAW F/F London to New York, bs, souvenir cover.

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Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: IAW F/F London to New York, bs, souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 255

(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: 316

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald 'pale red plane' Type II souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall/to/Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' and 'The Orkney Herald' text below with pale red plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white Scottish Airways propaganda label verso, 30 flown each way. The pale red is a variety, only 3 exist, see Redgrove p134.

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Date: 1939, Jul 31
Est. price: £450.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scottish Airways F/F KIrkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, Orkney Herald 'pale red plane' Type II souvenir cover with printed 'Inauguration of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/Kirkwall/to/Ronaldshay/31st July 1939' and 'The Orkney Herald' text below with pale red plane, franked 1 1/2d canc Kirkwall cds, yellow/black/white Scottish Airways propaganda label verso, 30 flown each way. The pale red is a variety, only 3 exist, see Redgrove p134.
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Lot Number: 363

(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: 397

(Interruptions and Accidents) Kenya to Madagascar, KILINDIN (MOMBASA) to TAMATIVE. By Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS176 (Cambria) which left Mombasa 8/3 March. During a gale over Kroosi Bay (Northern Mozambique) all four engines cut out and Cambria forced landed. The fault was rectified and it flew on the next day arriving Mozambique Lourenco Marques airport one day late on 9/3. Transferred to Air Afrique and flown to Tananarive (Madagascar) arriving b/s 20/3, offloaded ,and on by surface to Tamative bs 21/3. Messageries Maritimes company cover with logo on flap franked 85ct for air rate. Super IAW/Air Afrique flying boat item with great routing, ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1939, Mar 8
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Kenya to Madagascar, KILINDIN (MOMBASA) to TAMATIVE. By Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS176 (Cambria) which left Mombasa 8/3 March. During a gale over Kroosi Bay (Northern Mozambique) all four engines cut out and Cambria forced landed. The fault was rectified and it flew on the next day arriving Mozambique Lourenco Marques airport one day late on 9/3. Transferred to Air Afrique and flown to Tananarive (Madagascar) arriving b/s 20/3, offloaded ,and on by surface to Tamative bs 21/3. Messageries Maritimes company cover with logo on flap franked 85ct for air rate. Super IAW/Air Afrique flying boat item with great routing, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 403

(Ireland) F/F FAM 18, Northern North Atlantic route, Foynes-Botwood, b/s, violet cachet, Pan Am.

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Date: 1939, Jun 30
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Ireland

Description: F/F FAM 18, Northern North Atlantic route, Foynes-Botwood, b/s, violet cachet, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 440

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for Curacao for carriage on the Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, Amsterdam to Curacao, bs 6/6, via Marseille Gare Avion 24/5 and New York 27/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Scarce.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Curacao for carriage on the Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, Amsterdam to Curacao, bs 6/6, via Marseille Gare Avion 24/5 and New York 27/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Scarce.
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Lot Number: 441

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille to New York, bs 27/5, Marseilles 25/5, red flight cachet, dark blue/white etiquette, plain cover. Small mail.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille to New York, bs 27/5, Marseilles 25/5, red flight cachet, dark blue/white etiquette, plain cover. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 460

(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: 461

(Newfoundland) High value franking on scarcer Imperial Airways F/F Transatlantic Service, Botwood to England, bs 12/8,  registered (hs) cover franked 1931 air set of 3 (Cat SG £164 used), typed "North Atlantic Air Service".  Only a few exist as most were flown out by PAA Northern service to arrive in time.

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Date: 1939, Aug 10
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: High value franking on scarcer Imperial Airways F/F Transatlantic Service, Botwood to England, bs 12/8, registered (hs) cover franked 1931 air set of 3 (Cat SG £164 used), typed "North Atlantic Air Service". Only a few exist as most were flown out by PAA Northern service to arrive in time.
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Lot Number: 462

(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: 549

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all- flying boat service DN164 which left Durban 22/1 (Caledonia) and arrived Athens bs 26/1 where transferred to Polish airline  Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 28/1 from Athens Arrived 28 January (b/s). Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Good routing, nice item.

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Date: 1939, Jan 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all- flying boat service DN164 which left Durban 22/1 (Caledonia) and arrived Athens bs 26/1 where transferred to Polish airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 28/1 from Athens Arrived 28 January (b/s). Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Good routing, nice item.
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Lot Number: 550

(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: 551

(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: £35.00
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: 552

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA, by QUEEN MARY to Southampton, then by Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KS90 (Challenger) which left Southampton 17/3,  arrived Alexandra bs 19/3, delivered bs 20/3. Registered (hs) cream corner cover, typed 'per SS Queen Mary' and 'from England to Egypt/Air Mail', franked 32cts for 5c UPU rate, 15cts registration? 12c double air fee. Nice item.

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Date: 1939, Mar 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA, by QUEEN MARY to Southampton, then by Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KS90 (Challenger) which left Southampton 17/3, arrived Alexandra bs 19/3, delivered bs 20/3. Registered (hs) cream corner cover, typed 'per SS Queen Mary' and 'from England to Egypt/Air Mail', franked 32cts for 5c UPU rate, 15cts registration? 12c double air fee. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 553

(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: 554

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) East Africa to Denmark, NAIROBI to COPENHAGEN, carried from Nairobi to Kisumu by Wilson Airways, then by Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN197 (Cambria) which left Kisumu 20/5 and arrived Brindisi 22/5, then on by train to Copenhagen bs 25/5 via road/ferry 'Kobenhavn-Warnemunde TPO bs 25/5. Registered (label) cover franked 1S 80c for DOUBLE RATE 2x75c/1/2oz to Europe + 30c reg. Great routing.

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Date: 1939, May 19
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: East Africa to Denmark, NAIROBI to COPENHAGEN, carried from Nairobi to Kisumu by Wilson Airways, then by Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN197 (Cambria) which left Kisumu 20/5 and arrived Brindisi 22/5, then on by train to Copenhagen bs 25/5 via road/ferry 'Kobenhavn-Warnemunde TPO bs 25/5. Registered (label) cover franked 1S 80c for DOUBLE RATE 2x75c/1/2oz to Europe + 30c reg. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 555

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Algeria, TANGA to MAISON CARREE. 750 miles by road/rail to Kisumu, transferred to Imperial Airways Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN205 which departed (Circe) bs 16/5 arriving Marseilles 19/6. Transferred to Air France and carried to Algeria bs 21/6, delivered Maison Carre bs 22/6.  A neatly presented registered (label) cover, black/dark blue etiquette, typed 'North Africa/via Marseille', FRANKED 150cts for 30cts registration plus two 60cts air rates. Will look nice in the exhibit, see scan.

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Date: 1939, Jun 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Algeria, TANGA to MAISON CARREE. 750 miles by road/rail to Kisumu, transferred to Imperial Airways Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN205 which departed (Circe) bs 16/5 arriving Marseilles 19/6. Transferred to Air France and carried to Algeria bs 21/6, delivered Maison Carre bs 22/6. A neatly presented registered (label) cover, black/dark blue etiquette, typed 'North Africa/via Marseille', FRANKED 150cts for 30cts registration plus two 60cts air rates. Will look nice in the exhibit, see scan.
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Lot Number: 556

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA by Yankee Clipper on FIRST FLIGHT Pan Am FAM 18 Trans-Atlantic service, left New York 24/6 and arrived Southampton 28 June. Then Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KSS105 (Cassiopeia) which left Southampton 30/6 and arrived at Alexandra bs 1/7. Commercial airmail cover, typed 'Airmail via Trans Atlantic Clipper/and Airmail to Alexandria', franked $1.44 for 2oz rate of 36c per ½ oz.

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Date: 1939, Jun 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA by Yankee Clipper on FIRST FLIGHT Pan Am FAM 18 Trans-Atlantic service, left New York 24/6 and arrived Southampton 28 June. Then Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KSS105 (Cassiopeia) which left Southampton 30/6 and arrived at Alexandra bs 1/7. Commercial airmail cover, typed 'Airmail via Trans Atlantic Clipper/and Airmail to Alexandria', franked $1.44 for 2oz rate of 36c per ½ oz.
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Lot Number: 566

(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: 567

(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: 591

(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: 592

(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: 593

(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: 594

(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: 606

(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: 607

(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: 608

(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: 609

(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: 610

(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: 624

(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: £35.00
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: 625

(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: £45.00
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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Lot Number: 649

(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: £125.00
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: 650

(United States) 

A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £225.00
Category: United States

Description: A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 651

(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: £325.00
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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Lot Number: 652

(United States) First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc  Jul 13,  Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.

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Date: 1939, Jun 28
Est. price: £125.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc Jul 13, Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.
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Lot Number: 653

(United States) First Pan Am and Imperial AW Eastward 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via Imperial Airways inaugural transatlantic air service New York (Aug 9, depart cds) to Southampton, London (Aug 12th machine depart cancel front and verso) to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways Eastbound service SE 165, Hong Kong to New York, Sept 12 arrival cds verso via Pan Am Pacific service to San Francisco and  US transcontinental service to New York. Grey/blue Imperial Airways "Transatlantic/First regular service between Great Britain, Eire, Newfoundland, Canada and USA" souvenir cover franked US 30 air stamp canc New York Aug 9 1939 cds, GB 1 1/2d  tied Aug 12th machine cancel, Hong Kong $2.80 canc Victoria 30 Aug 39 cds, and verso US 2c canc Brooklyn Sep 12th cds. Superb item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 9
Est. price: £100.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am and Imperial AW Eastward 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via Imperial Airways inaugural transatlantic air service New York (Aug 9, depart cds) to Southampton, London (Aug 12th machine depart cancel front and verso) to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways Eastbound service SE 165, Hong Kong to New York, Sept 12 arrival cds verso via Pan Am Pacific service to San Francisco and US transcontinental service to New York. Grey/blue Imperial Airways "Transatlantic/First regular service between Great Britain, Eire, Newfoundland, Canada and USA" souvenir cover franked US 30 air stamp canc New York Aug 9 1939 cds, GB 1 1/2d tied Aug 12th machine cancel, Hong Kong $2.80 canc Victoria 30 Aug 39 cds, and verso US 2c canc Brooklyn Sep 12th cds. Superb item in pristine condition.
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