Lot Number: 119

(Egypt) First flight RESUMPTION PAN AM TRANSATLANTIC WARTIME SERVICE. censored airmail from Cairo to Butler, PA. From Cairo to Fisherman's Lake by air then onward to Miami by land based aircraft from Lagos. censored at Cairo and Miami, correctly franked 172ml (22ml surface and double the 75ml air surcharge). On 25 May 1942 Pan Am Africa started a service from cairo to Fisherman's Lake connecting West. Souvenir covers were forbidden by he Post Office but Pan Am's cairo staff prepared a few covers. A scarce and significant wartime item

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Date: 1942, May 22
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Egypt

Description: First flight RESUMPTION PAN AM TRANSATLANTIC WARTIME SERVICE. censored airmail from Cairo to Butler, PA. From Cairo to Fisherman's Lake by air then onward to Miami by land based aircraft from Lagos. censored at Cairo and Miami, correctly franked 172ml (22ml surface and double the 75ml air surcharge). On 25 May 1942 Pan Am Africa started a service from cairo to Fisherman's Lake connecting West. Souvenir covers were forbidden by he Post Office but Pan Am's cairo staff prepared a few covers. A scarce and significant wartime item
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Lot Number: 156

(France) WWII airmail communication between Occupied France and Algeria, brown/cream 1F20 Formula Card, uncancelled bearing uncommon  'Bordeaux Gare Avion /Surtaxe Aerienne/le 16.6.42, frs 1' cachet, typed 'Par Avion', with message verso dated 13 Juin 1942. From June 1940 to November 1942 Formula Cards had to be used in France.Image.

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Date: 1942, Jun 13
Est. price: £18.00
Category: France

Description: WWII airmail communication between Occupied France and Algeria, brown/cream 1F20 Formula Card, uncancelled bearing uncommon 'Bordeaux Gare Avion /Surtaxe Aerienne/le 16.6.42, frs 1' cachet, typed 'Par Avion', with message verso dated 13 Juin 1942. From June 1940 to November 1942 Formula Cards had to be used in France.Image.
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Lot Number: 219

(GB Internal) WARTIME SERVICES TO IRELAND. On 13th September 1939 all airmail services were suspended due to the declaration of war. On 1st August 1941 RAS opened a mail carrying service between Belfast and Liverpool with the addition of a 3d air fee. Hence the inclusive charge  of 5 1/2d on this cover from sent from Ballymena to Hampshire. Few such items survived - it was wartime and there were no  distinguishing marks. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, p 72,73.

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Date: 1942, May 25
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: WARTIME SERVICES TO IRELAND. On 13th September 1939 all airmail services were suspended due to the declaration of war. On 1st August 1941 RAS opened a mail carrying service between Belfast and Liverpool with the addition of a 3d air fee. Hence the inclusive charge of 5 1/2d on this cover from sent from Ballymena to Hampshire. Few such items survived - it was wartime and there were no distinguishing marks. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, p 72,73.
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