Lot Number: 85

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour Canberra-New York, uncensored Intergovernmental cover franked 4/-, Australian violet diamond '2/NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR'. Correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US,  flown by Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

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Date: 1941, Feb 11
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour Canberra-New York, uncensored Intergovernmental cover franked 4/-, Australian violet diamond '2/NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR'. Correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, flown by Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
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Lot Number: 86

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails. Image.

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Date: 1941, Feb 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails. Image.
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Lot Number: 87

(Australia) WWII Royal Australian Air Force cover with crown over wings logo on flap from RAAF, Evans Bay  to Ascot Vale, Melbourne, then on to RAF Silloth, Cumberland UK, via RAF Records Office, Middlesex, England. All for the concessionary rate of 1d, fine strikes violet framed "Department of Air/Concession Postage Rate" hs's front and verso.

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Date: 1941, Jun 19
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII Royal Australian Air Force cover with crown over wings logo on flap from RAAF, Evans Bay to Ascot Vale, Melbourne, then on to RAF Silloth, Cumberland UK, via RAF Records Office, Middlesex, England. All for the concessionary rate of 1d, fine strikes violet framed "Department of Air/Concession Postage Rate" hs's front and verso.
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Lot Number: 88

(Australia) The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 6
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.
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Lot Number: 131

(China) Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapor/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.

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Date: 1941, Apr 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: China

Description: Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapor/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 132

(China) WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40)  for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.

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Date: 1941, Jun 6
Est. price: £100.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40) for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.
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Lot Number: 133

(China) WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and  'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England, Route F Boyd p772).   A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Aug 20
Est. price: £125.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and 'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England, Route F Boyd p772). A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 139

(Egypt) WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, May 30
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 260

(GB External) England to New Zealand, WWII uncensored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland, and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d canc Kings Lynn cds. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. Image.

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Date: 1941, Jan 29
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to New Zealand, WWII uncensored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland, and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d canc Kings Lynn cds. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. Image.
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Lot Number: 261

(GB External) British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", important warning about POW numbers, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI airmail letter sheet, bottom flap, mint

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Date: 1941, Apr 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", important warning about POW numbers, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI airmail letter sheet, bottom flap, mint
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Lot Number: 262

(GB External) World War II GB to Hong Kong, uncensored HMG Ministry of Pensions cover (embossed logo on flap), franked 1/- and 2/6d (sg 476), ms 'Via New York.via Trans and Pacific Air Services'. Correctly rated  3/6d for carriage on the new service opening on 21 May 1941 and  routed by sea to New York, then by air across the US and the Pacific to Hong Kong. Until then the only airmail alternative had been via the 5/- 'All Air' route. Correctly franked at the new service rate, this cover could have been carried on the first flight of this new service. It only operated for 6 months, and terminated on 7 Dec 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbour. A nice item, full of history. Image.

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Date: 1941, Apr 25
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II GB to Hong Kong, uncensored HMG Ministry of Pensions cover (embossed logo on flap), franked 1/- and 2/6d (sg 476), ms 'Via New York.via Trans and Pacific Air Services'. Correctly rated 3/6d for carriage on the new service opening on 21 May 1941 and routed by sea to New York, then by air across the US and the Pacific to Hong Kong. Until then the only airmail alternative had been via the 5/- 'All Air' route. Correctly franked at the new service rate, this cover could have been carried on the first flight of this new service. It only operated for 6 months, and terminated on 7 Dec 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbour. A nice item, full of history. Image.
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Lot Number: 263

(GB External) WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jul 9
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 264

(GB External) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

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Date: 1941, Oct 17
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.
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Lot Number: 265

(GB External) World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-,  canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route',  sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated  5/-  at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India.  Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air.  A great item, full of history.

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Date: 1941, Dec 2
Est. price: £225.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-, canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated 5/- at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India. Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air. A great item, full of history.
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Lot Number: 317

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 2/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

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Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 2/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.
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Lot Number: 349

(Gold Coast) American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. Crossed the Atlantic twice by air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 23
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. Crossed the Atlantic twice by air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.
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Lot Number: 362

(Hong Kong) WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover  franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.

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Date: 1941, Mar 28
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.
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Lot Number: 401

(Iraq) WWII high frank censored  'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific.  Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Jul 22
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Iraq

Description: WWII high frank censored 'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific. Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 434

(Malaya) WWII censored airmail, Penang to Scotland, plain cover franked 50c, canc Penang/Malaya cds, sealed plain brown tape tied violet framed 'Opened By/Censor 44' front and verso. Correctly rated for carriage over the Horseshoe route from May 1941 to Feb 1942.

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Date: 1941, Aug 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Malaya

Description: WWII censored airmail, Penang to Scotland, plain cover franked 50c, canc Penang/Malaya cds, sealed plain brown tape tied violet framed 'Opened By/Censor 44' front and verso. Correctly rated for carriage over the Horseshoe route from May 1941 to Feb 1942.
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Lot Number: 435

(Malaya) Australian Imperial Forces mail, Serembam, Negeri Sembilan to NSW, Australia, censored WWII ‘YMCA’ printed corner cover, franked red ‘Postage Paid/ 25 cents/ Johore’ double ring hs (shortage of stamps so Postage Paid hs used instead) tied buy Australian Imperial Force ‘A.I.F. Field PO/ 150041/ No17’ (based in Serenbam at that time), fine strike violet triangular Unit sensor No 3413, also violet straight line ’By Air Mail’ hs.

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Date: 1941, Oct 15
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Malaya

Description: Australian Imperial Forces mail, Serembam, Negeri Sembilan to NSW, Australia, censored WWII ‘YMCA’ printed corner cover, franked red ‘Postage Paid/ 25 cents/ Johore’ double ring hs (shortage of stamps so Postage Paid hs used instead) tied buy Australian Imperial Force ‘A.I.F. Field PO/ 150041/ No17’ (based in Serenbam at that time), fine strike violet triangular Unit sensor No 3413, also violet straight line ’By Air Mail’ hs.
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Lot Number: 442

(Netherlands East Indies) WWII dual censored cover flown by air 'Two Ocean/All the Way by Air' from Batavia to England, bs 5/9, via Honolulu 09/8 transit cds, registered (label) cover franked 2G 5c canc Batavia cds, sealed black/brown 'Door Censuur Geopend' NEI censor tape tied by red NEI censor mark also red '....Geteekend/Gecensureed'  and red 'Ec.C' NEI censor marks, and resealed with B&W GB/Caribbean PC90 OBE 31842216 censor tape, typed 'KLM/Trans-Tasman/PAA to USA/Onward air transmission'. Carried by KNILM to Sydney, via Trans Tasman to Auckland, Pan Am FAM9 to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon, and European air service to England. A well documented WWII item with great routing. Two small non invasive closed top edge tears. Do not detract, see image.

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Date: 1941, Jul 31
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Netherlands East Indies

Description: WWII dual censored cover flown by air 'Two Ocean/All the Way by Air' from Batavia to England, bs 5/9, via Honolulu 09/8 transit cds, registered (label) cover franked 2G 5c canc Batavia cds, sealed black/brown 'Door Censuur Geopend' NEI censor tape tied by red NEI censor mark also red '....Geteekend/Gecensureed' and red 'Ec.C' NEI censor marks, and resealed with B&W GB/Caribbean PC90 OBE 31842216 censor tape, typed 'KLM/Trans-Tasman/PAA to USA/Onward air transmission'. Carried by KNILM to Sydney, via Trans Tasman to Auckland, Pan Am FAM9 to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon, and European air service to England. A well documented WWII item with great routing. Two small non invasive closed top edge tears. Do not detract, see image.
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Lot Number: 443

(Netherlands East Indies) 
WWII censored air all the way 'Two Ocean' airmail,  Batavia to London, via Honolulu 26/8 and New York 29/8, registered (label) imprint etiquette cover, franked 1G 15c, red 'Censureed/5' NEI censor mark on front. Flown KNLIM to Manila, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A well documented WWII item in fine example of KNILM/PAA "two ocean" mail service via Manila; suspended after Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941, see Boyle p 820-828.

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Date: 1941, Aug 15
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Netherlands East Indies

Description: WWII censored air all the way 'Two Ocean' airmail, Batavia to London, via Honolulu 26/8 and New York 29/8, registered (label) imprint etiquette cover, franked 1G 15c, red 'Censureed/5' NEI censor mark on front. Flown KNLIM to Manila, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A well documented WWII item in fine example of KNILM/PAA "two ocean" mail service via Manila; suspended after Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941, see Boyle p 820-828.
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Lot Number: 457

(New Zealand) Air all the way from New Zealand to England, early flight of the 5/9d rate for Great Britain (9/9/40 - 12/12/41) by air across the Pacific, by air across the US, and by air across the Atlantic Ocean, see Boyle p877. World War II censored cover from franked 5/- and 9d, canc Wellington cds, addressed to the Norwich Fire Insurance Society, Norwich, no arrival ds, sealed black/white OBC New Zealand censor tape tied by circular violet "Passed By Censor NZ/113" censor mark.

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Date: 1941, Sep 22
Est. price: £12.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Air all the way from New Zealand to England, early flight of the 5/9d rate for Great Britain (9/9/40 - 12/12/41) by air across the Pacific, by air across the US, and by air across the Atlantic Ocean, see Boyle p877. World War II censored cover from franked 5/- and 9d, canc Wellington cds, addressed to the Norwich Fire Insurance Society, Norwich, no arrival ds, sealed black/white OBC New Zealand censor tape tied by circular violet "Passed By Censor NZ/113" censor mark.
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Lot Number: 483

(Peru) Luthansa/LATI northbound flight, Peru to Germany, censored imprint etiquette airmail cover, Lima to Bremen, franked 3S20, canc Lima cds, typed Via "Lufthansa-LATI", red German 'A/d' censor mark. Flown from Lima to Rio de Janero by Lufthansa, then OAT by LATI.

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Date: 1941, Mar 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Peru

Description: Luthansa/LATI northbound flight, Peru to Germany, censored imprint etiquette airmail cover, Lima to Bremen, franked 3S20, canc Lima cds, typed Via "Lufthansa-LATI", red German 'A/d' censor mark. Flown from Lima to Rio de Janero by Lufthansa, then OAT by LATI.
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Lot Number: 574

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, Singapore to New York, franked $1.40 canc Singapore B cds,sealed plain brown censor tape and tied by Singapore 'Passed By/Censor 24/A censor mark. Correctly rated for Malaya to Manila by sea, then Manila to US by Pan Am, see Boyle p817, not easy to find. Minor top edge nibble verso, see scan..

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Date: 1941, Mar 1
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, Singapore to New York, franked $1.40 canc Singapore B cds,sealed plain brown censor tape and tied by Singapore 'Passed By/Censor 24/A censor mark. Correctly rated for Malaya to Manila by sea, then Manila to US by Pan Am, see Boyle p817, not easy to find. Minor top edge nibble verso, see scan..
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Lot Number: 575

(Singapore) F/F FAM 14, Singapore to San Francisco, via Manila, Guam, Wake and Honolulu, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.

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Date: 1941, May 10
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Singapore

Description: F/F FAM 14, Singapore to San Francisco, via Manila, Guam, Wake and Honolulu, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, 23x10cm.
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Lot Number: 576

(Singapore) Trans Pacific extension to Singapore, F/F FAM 14, Singapore to Guam, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, Pan Am.

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Date: 1941, May 10
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Trans Pacific extension to Singapore, F/F FAM 14, Singapore to Guam, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 577

(Singapore) Incoming from Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.

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Date: 1941, May 27
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Incoming from Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.
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Lot Number: 578

(Singapore) WWI censored airmail, Indian Section Base Office No 4, Singapore to UK, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, correctly rated for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-London (Horseshoe) route, fine strikes purple triangular Base PO 'Passed By Censor No 3465' censor marks front and verso.

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Date: 1941, Jun 5
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWI censored airmail, Indian Section Base Office No 4, Singapore to UK, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, correctly rated for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-London (Horseshoe) route, fine strikes purple triangular Base PO 'Passed By Censor No 3465' censor marks front and verso.
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Lot Number: 579

(Singapore) 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Field Post Office/SP501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/13' censor mark.  Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16). Some flap damage - see scan.

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Date: 1941, Aug 5
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Singapore

Description: 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Field Post Office/SP501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/13' censor mark. Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16). Some flap damage - see scan.
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Lot Number: 580

(Singapore) 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Singapore E' cds, sealed brown tape tied by Singapore 'Passed By Censor 65/A' censor mark front and verso. Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16).

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Date: 1941, Sep 17
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Singapore

Description: 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Singapore E' cds, sealed brown tape tied by Singapore 'Passed By Censor 65/A' censor mark front and verso. Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16).
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Lot Number: 581

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.

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Date: 1941, Sep 30
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.
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Lot Number: 617

(Spain) Spain to Uruguay, flown by LATI, a scarce censored WWII grey/pale brown airmail envelope with winged logo, Villa Franca to Montevideo, b/s 15/7/41, franked 7P canc Aracina/Huelva 4/3/41 cds Spanish purple boxed "Censura Gubernativa/Madrid" censor mark on departure. Military censorship of the mails was still the rule in Spain for some years after the end of the Civil War. Correctly rated for carriage by LATI from Spain to South America. Carried by LATI  all the way from Rome to Buenos Aires thus avoiding British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service (the LATI service was extended from Rio de Janero to BA in July 1941), and by Condor or Panagra to Montevideo.  A scarce LATI item,

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Date: 1941, Mar 04
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Spain

Description: Spain to Uruguay, flown by LATI, a scarce censored WWII grey/pale brown airmail envelope with winged logo, Villa Franca to Montevideo, b/s 15/7/41, franked 7P canc Aracina/Huelva 4/3/41 cds Spanish purple boxed "Censura Gubernativa/Madrid" censor mark on departure. Military censorship of the mails was still the rule in Spain for some years after the end of the Civil War. Correctly rated for carriage by LATI from Spain to South America. Carried by LATI all the way from Rome to Buenos Aires thus avoiding British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service (the LATI service was extended from Rio de Janero to BA in July 1941), and by Condor or Panagra to Montevideo. A scarce LATI item,
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