Lot Number: 32

(Australia) Sydney to USA, carried on first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5,  blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL, then forwarded by sea from Auckland to USA via Seattle 6/6, New York 8/6 to Arlington 10/6. Censored souvenir cover franked 11d, sealed Australian censor tape.

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Date: 1940, May 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Sydney to USA, carried on first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL, then forwarded by sea from Auckland to USA via Seattle 6/6, New York 8/6 to Arlington 10/6. Censored souvenir cover franked 11d, sealed Australian censor tape.
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Lot Number: 61

(Brazil) Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet framed "Via Condor-LATI" directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.

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Date: 1940, Sep 12
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet framed "Via Condor-LATI" directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.
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Lot Number: 62

(Brazil) VASP, F/F accelerated service, Porto Alegre to Sao Paulo, bs, fine cachets x2, 'Via VASP' hs. See scan.

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Date: 1940, Nov 28
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Brazil

Description: VASP, F/F accelerated service, Porto Alegre to Sao Paulo, bs, fine cachets x2, 'Via VASP' hs. See scan.
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Lot Number: 144

(GB External) World War II, London to New York carried on F/F British wartme service, London to Lisbon, no b/s, first regular service to connect with PAA Lisbon-New York service, franked 1/3d, ms endorsement "First British Wartime Service to Lisbon", plain etiquette cover. (BOAC was only formed on April 1st, 1940).

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Date: 1940, May 31
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York carried on F/F British wartme service, London to Lisbon, no b/s, first regular service to connect with PAA Lisbon-New York service, franked 1/3d, ms endorsement "First British Wartime Service to Lisbon", plain etiquette cover. (BOAC was only formed on April 1st, 1940).
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Lot Number: 145

(GB External) World War II Empire Emergency Service (operated by C class flying boats, 16 of which were South of Italy on 10th June), first dispatch of airmail to Australia, carried via the "Horsehoe Route" (by sea to Durban and thence by air), fine large red cachet.Francis Field authentication hs.

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Date: 1940, Jun 14
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II Empire Emergency Service (operated by C class flying boats, 16 of which were South of Italy on 10th June), first dispatch of airmail to Australia, carried via the "Horsehoe Route" (by sea to Durban and thence by air), fine large red cachet.Francis Field authentication hs.
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Lot Number: 146

(GB External) England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.

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Date: 1940, Jul 23
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 204

(Interruptions and Accidents) DAELAYED FLIGHT, censored early WWII registered (label) cover sealed SA censor tape, South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to CT. THURGAU, by Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight # DN250 leaving Durban 12/2 to Alexandria 16/2 by Caledonia, and by Clyde to Brindisi 17/2, on by train via Chiasso to Thurgau, bs 19/2. Franked 1/3 for air rate, but ?POSTED OUT OF COURSE?(handstamp) so taxed 65cts. The service was 9 days late departing from Durban likely NO AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE - ALL WEATHERBOUMD IN UK AND EUROPE ( Wingent, pers comm.). Nice item - scarce and interesting..

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Date: 1940, Feb 3
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: DAELAYED FLIGHT, censored early WWII registered (label) cover sealed SA censor tape, South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to CT. THURGAU, by Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight # DN250 leaving Durban 12/2 to Alexandria 16/2 by Caledonia, and by Clyde to Brindisi 17/2, on by train via Chiasso to Thurgau, bs 19/2. Franked 1/3 for air rate, but ?POSTED OUT OF COURSE?(handstamp) so taxed 65cts. The service was 9 days late departing from Durban likely NO AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE - ALL WEATHERBOUMD IN UK AND EUROPE ( Wingent, pers comm.). Nice item - scarce and interesting..
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Lot Number: 216

(Italy) LATI southbound flight, Rome to Rio de Janeiro, bs 18/4, registered (hs) cover franked surface L1.25, air L9,75, registration L1.50. Note Ala Littoria airmail etiquette still in use.

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Date: 1940, Mar 13
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Italy

Description: LATI southbound flight, Rome to Rio de Janeiro, bs 18/4, registered (hs) cover franked surface L1.25, air L9,75, registration L1.50. Note Ala Littoria airmail etiquette still in use.
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Lot Number: 252

(Malaya) Johore-Cairo-London, early WW II censored airmail  to passenger aboard ship, franked 55c Johore stamps canc Segamat cds, correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Cairo service 5/9/39-8/5/41 addressed to MV Glenapp, Shipping Agents, Port Said, bs 20/4, via Cairo 19/4, Egyptian censor mark, then re-directed to London 18/5. Violet boxed Singapore "PassedBy/14/Censor". The ship was a Glen Line vessel which survived the war. Ironed horizontal crease and top edge damage, mostly verso.

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Date: 1940, Apr 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Malaya

Description: Johore-Cairo-London, early WW II censored airmail to passenger aboard ship, franked 55c Johore stamps canc Segamat cds, correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Cairo service 5/9/39-8/5/41 addressed to MV Glenapp, Shipping Agents, Port Said, bs 20/4, via Cairo 19/4, Egyptian censor mark, then re-directed to London 18/5. Violet boxed Singapore "PassedBy/14/Censor". The ship was a Glen Line vessel which survived the war. Ironed horizontal crease and top edge damage, mostly verso.
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Lot Number: 264

(Netherlands ) KLM special WWII uncensored Amsterdam-Naples-Johannesburg flight, Roterdam to Johannesburg, bs 19/1, by train to Naples, hence 15/1 depart, flown by DC3 REIGER, Reg PH-ALR, special cover franked 62 1/2c. Uncommon.

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Date: 1940, Jan 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: KLM special WWII uncensored Amsterdam-Naples-Johannesburg flight, Roterdam to Johannesburg, bs 19/1, by train to Naples, hence 15/1 depart, flown by DC3 REIGER, Reg PH-ALR, special cover franked 62 1/2c. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 265

(Netherlands ) DELAYS, censored WWII airmail Netherlands to South Africa by Imperial Airways Southampton-Durban Service flight # DS246 which left Poole 8/1 and arrived 6 days late at Durban 18/1 due to weather delays at Poole, Biscarosse and Bracciano. Flown all the way by flying boat CORDELIA. Readdressed to USA. Imprint etiquette airmail cover sealed South Africa censor tape, franked G1.12 ½ c for 12 ½ UPU and double air fee?

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Date: 1940, Jan 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: DELAYS, censored WWII airmail Netherlands to South Africa by Imperial Airways Southampton-Durban Service flight # DS246 which left Poole 8/1 and arrived 6 days late at Durban 18/1 due to weather delays at Poole, Biscarosse and Bracciano. Flown all the way by flying boat CORDELIA. Readdressed to USA. Imprint etiquette airmail cover sealed South Africa censor tape, franked G1.12 ½ c for 12 ½ UPU and double air fee?
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Lot Number: 292

(New Zealand) F/F FAM 19, Auckland to San Francisco, cachet, b/s, attractive CROSBY air cover, Pan Am

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Date: 1940, Jul 19
Est. price: £18.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: F/F FAM 19, Auckland to San Francisco, cachet, b/s, attractive CROSBY air cover, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 293

(New Zealand) F/F, Auckland to Honolulu, violet boxed cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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Date: 1940, Jul 19
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: F/F, Auckland to Honolulu, violet boxed cachet, b/s, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 348

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) WWII censored airmail, Kenya to Hungary, MOLO (125 miles N. Nairobi) to BUDAPEST. Carried on the Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu North Flying Boat Service # KN132 which left 5/1 arriving Athens 7/1, then by train to Budapest, bs 9/1. Carried by CASSIOPIA to Alexandria, then by CORIO to Athens. WWII censored cover sealed Kenya censor tape franked 2/- and addressed to Countess Zichy a Hungarian noblewoman. The Kisumu service was set up to carry mail under the E.A.M.S. from East Africa and the Sudan, see Wingent p125. A cover with historical and routing interest. Has a significant closed tear from lower lh corner not affecting stamps. See scan.

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Date: 1940, Jan 3
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: WWII censored airmail, Kenya to Hungary, MOLO (125 miles N. Nairobi) to BUDAPEST. Carried on the Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu North Flying Boat Service # KN132 which left 5/1 arriving Athens 7/1, then by train to Budapest, bs 9/1. Carried by CASSIOPIA to Alexandria, then by CORIO to Athens. WWII censored cover sealed Kenya censor tape franked 2/- and addressed to Countess Zichy a Hungarian noblewoman. The Kisumu service was set up to carry mail under the E.A.M.S. from East Africa and the Sudan, see Wingent p125. A cover with historical and routing interest. Has a significant closed tear from lower lh corner not affecting stamps. See scan.
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Lot Number: 349

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) India to Northern Rhodesia, MUNSTAD to LIVINGSTONE, N. RHODESIA, by Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # SW212 which left Karachi 11/2 on FLYING BOAT 'COOGEE' arriving Alexandra 12/2, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DS251 which left 16/2 on FLYING BOAT 'COORANG' arriving Beira 19/2, transferred to Southern Rhodesia Air Services arriving Lusaka 21/2, then by train to Livingstone, bs 22/2. Franked 14As for the Empire Rate. SUPERB ROUTING.

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Date: 1940, Feb 7
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: India to Northern Rhodesia, MUNSTAD to LIVINGSTONE, N. RHODESIA, by Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # SW212 which left Karachi 11/2 on FLYING BOAT 'COOGEE' arriving Alexandra 12/2, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DS251 which left 16/2 on FLYING BOAT 'COORANG' arriving Beira 19/2, transferred to Southern Rhodesia Air Services arriving Lusaka 21/2, then by train to Livingstone, bs 22/2. Franked 14As for the Empire Rate. SUPERB ROUTING.
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Lot Number: 358

(Sierra Leone) Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Freetown to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 23 Feb receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, sealed by black/white Sierra Leone censor tape, also framed violet  Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1940, Feb 10
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Freetown to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 23 Feb receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, sealed by black/white Sierra Leone censor tape, also framed violet Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 365

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.

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Date: 1940, Feb 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.
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Lot Number: 366

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to UK, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, Singapore cds, black 'Passed For Transmission Singapore 14' triangular censor mark, small flap tear and minor top edge damage, see scan.

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Date: 1940, Sep 7
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to UK, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, Singapore cds, black 'Passed For Transmission Singapore 14' triangular censor mark, small flap tear and minor top edge damage, see scan.
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Lot Number: 367

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail, Singapore to England, correctly rated 55c, canc Singapore dr cds, sealed brown Singapore censor tape, tied by three line 'Passed by/censor 68/Singapore' censor mark.

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Date: 1940, Sep 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail, Singapore to England, correctly rated 55c, canc Singapore dr cds, sealed brown Singapore censor tape, tied by three line 'Passed by/censor 68/Singapore' censor mark.
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Lot Number: 368

(Singapore) Singapore to London, WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for postage by the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', fine strike violet triangular 'Passed For Transmission.Singapore censor mark No.5'

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Date: 1940, Nov 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to London, WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for postage by the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', fine strike violet triangular 'Passed For Transmission.Singapore censor mark No.5'
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Lot Number: 383

(South Africa) WWII censored airmail South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to GENEVA. By Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DN250 which left 12 February (9 days late). arriving Brindisi 17/8 (9 days late). Then train via Milan and Chiasso to Geneva.Plain cover sealed South Africa censor tape, Franked 1/3 for air rate.

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Date: 1940, Feb 6
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII censored airmail South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to GENEVA. By Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DN250 which left 12 February (9 days late). arriving Brindisi 17/8 (9 days late). Then train via Milan and Chiasso to Geneva.Plain cover sealed South Africa censor tape, Franked 1/3 for air rate.
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Lot Number: 430

(United States) F/F FAM 19, San Francisco to Canton Island, cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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Date: 1940, Jul 12
Est. price: £10.00
Category: United States

Description: F/F FAM 19, San Francisco to Canton Island, cachet, b/s, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 444

(World War II) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover double rated 10,800r, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine blue/white three line "Via LATI" service etiquette, sealed German black/white OKW censor tape. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean.

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Date: 1940, Apr 6
Est. price: £15.00
Category: World War II

Description: Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover double rated 10,800r, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine blue/white three line "Via LATI" service etiquette, sealed German black/white OKW censor tape. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean.
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Lot Number: 445

(World War II) F/F, Auckland to San Francisco, cachet, b/s,  air cover, Pan Am. Image.

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Date: 1940, Jul 19
Est. price: £10.00
Category: World War II

Description: F/F, Auckland to San Francisco, cachet, b/s, air cover, Pan Am. Image.
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Lot Number: 446

(World War II) GB to New York, two WWII censored covers, both correctly rated 1/3d and typed 'Atlantic Clipper', and sealed with Bermuda censor tape, #'s 1527 and 1153. See scan

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Date: 1940, Aug 2
Est. price: £10.00
Category: World War II

Description: GB to New York, two WWII censored covers, both correctly rated 1/3d and typed 'Atlantic Clipper', and sealed with Bermuda censor tape, #'s 1527 and 1153. See scan
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Lot Number: 447

(World War II) Brazil to Vichy France, bs Villefranche-de-Rouergue 18/10, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, also canceled French 30c postage due, fine strike violet framed "Por Aviao/via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, sealed Italian black/white 'Verificato per censur' and tied my Italian censor mark. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean. This cover was correctly rated 5400R, so the 30c postage due is unusual. Significant bottom edge tear.

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Date: 1940, Sep 19
Est. price: £15.00
Category: World War II

Description: Brazil to Vichy France, bs Villefranche-de-Rouergue 18/10, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, also canceled French 30c postage due, fine strike violet framed "Por Aviao/via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, sealed Italian black/white 'Verificato per censur' and tied my Italian censor mark. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean. This cover was correctly rated 5400R, so the 30c postage due is unusual. Significant bottom edge tear.
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