Lot Number: 63

(Canton ) Canton Island to New Caledonia, bs Noumea 15/9, a Clara Adam's self addressed letter carried on the Canton-Noumea leg of the FIRST PAYING PASSENGER FLIGHT FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW ZEALAND, airmail cover franked 10c.  Posted by Clara Adams, the well known 'First Flighter' who was a passenger and addressed this cover to herself ,c/o Pan Am, Noumea, and posted it when the plane stopped at Canton. A nice piece of  aerophilatelic history and SIGNED, 'CLARA ADAMS/ROUND TRIP PASSENGER'.

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Date: 1940, Sep 14
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Canton

Description: Canton Island to New Caledonia, bs Noumea 15/9, a Clara Adam's self addressed letter carried on the Canton-Noumea leg of the FIRST PAYING PASSENGER FLIGHT FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW ZEALAND, airmail cover franked 10c. Posted by Clara Adams, the well known 'First Flighter' who was a passenger and addressed this cover to herself ,c/o Pan Am, Noumea, and posted it when the plane stopped at Canton. A nice piece of aerophilatelic history and SIGNED, 'CLARA ADAMS/ROUND TRIP PASSENGER'.
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Lot Number: 88

(Flying Boats) FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT from La Guardia Marine Terminal, USA to UK, bs 5/4, airmail etiquette cover, addressed to J.Wotherspoon, Scotland (signed by him verso), franked 30c, canc Springfield Mar 30  1940, typed 'via Trans-Atlantic/Clipper', SIGNED BY CAPT. CHAS A. LORBER. Carried by the Yankee Clipper on a record US-Europe and return flight. Also a B&W PPC of La Guardia Field airview including 'Atlantic Clipper' and Marine Base. Scarce item, mounted on album leaf, and in fine condition.

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Date: 1940, Mar 30
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT from La Guardia Marine Terminal, USA to UK, bs 5/4, airmail etiquette cover, addressed to J.Wotherspoon, Scotland (signed by him verso), franked 30c, canc Springfield Mar 30 1940, typed 'via Trans-Atlantic/Clipper', SIGNED BY CAPT. CHAS A. LORBER. Carried by the Yankee Clipper on a record US-Europe and return flight. Also a B&W PPC of La Guardia Field airview including 'Atlantic Clipper' and Marine Base. Scarce item, mounted on album leaf, and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 132

(GB External) World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, cover embossed 'Stanley Gibbons/London' on flap, franked 1/3d, typed 'First British War Time/Service to Lisbon', airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1940, May 31
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, cover embossed 'Stanley Gibbons/London' on flap, franked 1/3d, typed 'First British War Time/Service to Lisbon', airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 266

(Singapore) Last BOAC flight before transfer of  the direct Singapore-Cairo-Southampton route to the Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton (Horseshoe) route, WWII navy censored cover, Singapore to England, plain cover correctly rated 55c, red framed 'Passed By/Naval/Censor'.

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Date: 1940, Apr 27
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Last BOAC flight before transfer of the direct Singapore-Cairo-Southampton route to the Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton (Horseshoe) route, WWII navy censored cover, Singapore to England, plain cover correctly rated 55c, red framed 'Passed By/Naval/Censor'.
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Lot Number: 297

(United States) FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT from La Guardia Marine Terminal, USA to Europe, souvenir grey/white cover with artist impression of the 'Yankee Clipper' in flight, addressed to J.Wotherspoon, Scotland, franked 6c, canc NY AMF Mar 31 39 in error for 1940, large blue/black 'Trans Atlantic Dedication vignette. Also a record flight, with press cutting and picture of NY PM handing the first bag of mail to leave La Guardia to Capt. Lorber. Scarce item, mounted on album leaf, and in fine condition.

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Date: 1940, Mar 31
Est. price: £100.00
Category: United States

Description: FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT from La Guardia Marine Terminal, USA to Europe, souvenir grey/white cover with artist impression of the 'Yankee Clipper' in flight, addressed to J.Wotherspoon, Scotland, franked 6c, canc NY AMF Mar 31 39 in error for 1940, large blue/black 'Trans Atlantic Dedication vignette. Also a record flight, with press cutting and picture of NY PM handing the first bag of mail to leave La Guardia to Capt. Lorber. Scarce item, mounted on album leaf, and in fine condition.
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