Lot Number: 41

(Belgium) F/F Brussels-Tunis-Damascus,  bs  Damascus 11/2, Van Reet tricolour cover franked 3F50. Uncommon

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Date: 1939, Feb 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels-Tunis-Damascus, bs Damascus 11/2, Van Reet tricolour cover franked 3F50. Uncommon
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Lot Number: 42

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for Pau (Pyrenees), 11/5 arrival cds on front, for carriage on the first night flight from Paris, canc Le Bourget, 10/5, PC franked 1Fm fine strike red framed flight cachet, red/cream triangular airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1939, May 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for Pau (Pyrenees), 11/5 arrival cds on front, for carriage on the first night flight from Paris, canc Le Bourget, 10/5, PC franked 1Fm fine strike red framed flight cachet, red/cream triangular airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 44

(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: £850.00
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: 45

(Bermuda) SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, bs Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham/14 Jun 1939 cds over GB 1/2d confirms delivery, plain cover franked 2/- canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, blue two line "First All Air Mail/from Bermuda to England". Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, bs Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham/14 Jun 1939 cds over GB 1/2d confirms delivery, plain cover franked 2/- canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, blue two line "First All Air Mail/from Bermuda to England". Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'.
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Lot Number: 46

(Bermuda) Imperial Airways Empire  Flying Boat 'Cavalier' and the Pan Am AW 'Bermuda Clipper' at Bermuba. Original IAW B&W photograph, 20x15cm.

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Date: 1939, Aug 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat 'Cavalier' and the Pan Am AW 'Bermuda Clipper' at Bermuba. Original IAW B&W photograph, 20x15cm.
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Lot Number: 47

(Bermuda) RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL TO ENGLAND FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, bs over GB 1/2d confirms delivery at 'Toll Bar Rotherham on 12/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 2/- KG VI keyplate stamp, canc St Georges/5 Aug 39, ms 'Imperial Airways/First Transatlantic Flight/Northern Route. This important dispatch was catalogued for the first time in 1990, when W.J. Clarke reported in his Airmails of Bermuda that he only knew of TWO such covers. We have only seen one in the last 20 years. This realised £500.00 in 2008.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL TO ENGLAND FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, bs over GB 1/2d confirms delivery at 'Toll Bar Rotherham on 12/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 2/- KG VI keyplate stamp, canc St Georges/5 Aug 39, ms 'Imperial Airways/First Transatlantic Flight/Northern Route. This important dispatch was catalogued for the first time in 1990, when W.J. Clarke reported in his Airmails of Bermuda that he only knew of TWO such covers. We have only seen one in the last 20 years. This realised £500.00 in 2008.
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Lot Number: 87

(Flying Boats) F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, bs 27/5, blue cachet, b/s, uncommon cream/grey black souvenir cover with attractive picture of flying boat in flight, Pan Am.

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Date: 1939, May 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, bs 27/5, blue cachet, b/s, uncommon cream/grey black souvenir cover with attractive picture of flying boat in flight, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 130

(GB External) First acceptance for an England to England 'Round The World' flight for carriage on the F/F of the Inaugural Pan Am FAM18 Northern trans Atlantic flight posted Southampton 29/6 to New York, then posted New York 11/7 to Hong Kong by US internal air service to San Francisco and Pan Am FAM14 China Clipper to Hong Kong ,then posted Victoria/Hong Kong 20/7 to England by Imperial Airways on the Empire 'All Up' scheme to London. Souvenir folding envelope, four printed fronts and four backs, franked GB 1/3d on front 1, US 75c on front 2 and Hong Kong 15c on front 3. Front 4 is unaddressed.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance for an England to England 'Round The World' flight for carriage on the F/F of the Inaugural Pan Am FAM18 Northern trans Atlantic flight posted Southampton 29/6 to New York, then posted New York 11/7 to Hong Kong by US internal air service to San Francisco and Pan Am FAM14 China Clipper to Hong Kong ,then posted Victoria/Hong Kong 20/7 to England by Imperial Airways on the Empire 'All Up' scheme to London. Souvenir folding envelope, four printed fronts and four backs, franked GB 1/3d on front 1, US 75c on front 2 and Hong Kong 15c on front 3. Front 4 is unaddressed.
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Lot Number: 131

(GB External) London to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 16/7, HR Harmer, Bond Street cover correctly rated 9d for 1/2oz surface tpo New York, then OAT to Costa Rica by US airmail service, see Proud p236.

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Date: 1939, Jul 7
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 16/7, HR Harmer, Bond Street cover correctly rated 9d for 1/2oz surface tpo New York, then OAT to Costa Rica by US airmail service, see Proud p236.
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Lot Number: 176

(Greece) Hellenic Aerial Communications Company, F/F Athens to Heraklion, bs 13/4, airmail etiquette cover, large violet framed  flight cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Greece

Description: Hellenic Aerial Communications Company, F/F Athens to Heraklion, bs 13/4, airmail etiquette cover, large violet framed flight cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 258

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Special Delivery airmail, Florida to The Queen Mary', New York, bs 7/4, plain cover franked 6c + 10c Special Delivery, violet 'Special Delivery-Air Mail' hs, cabin number #'B67' added by ship's purser.

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Date: 1939, Apr 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Special Delivery airmail, Florida to The Queen Mary', New York, bs 7/4, plain cover franked 6c + 10c Special Delivery, violet 'Special Delivery-Air Mail' hs, cabin number #'B67' added by ship's purser.
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Lot Number: 276

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg 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 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg 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: 277

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

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