Lot Number: 39

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet  two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 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. 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 attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

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Date: 1942, Feb 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

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, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 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. 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 attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.
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Lot Number: 138

(Egypt) Forces honour envelope, Egypt to Southern Rhodesia, franked 10d with GB stamps, cancelled ?Egypt postage prepaid? to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. Censor cachet.

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Date: 1942, Feb 13
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Forces honour envelope, Egypt to Southern Rhodesia, franked 10d with GB stamps, cancelled ?Egypt postage prepaid? to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. Censor cachet.
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Lot Number: 139

(Egypt) Postage prepaid On Active Service WWII censored cover to South Africa, mixed franking with two 3d GB stamps & 4d South Africa stamp, cancelled ?Egypt postage prepaid? to East London, South Africa, ms 'On Active Service', 'Middle East Forces Censor 341' hs.

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Date: 1942, Apr 7
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Postage prepaid On Active Service WWII censored cover to South Africa, mixed franking with two 3d GB stamps & 4d South Africa stamp, cancelled ?Egypt postage prepaid? to East London, South Africa, ms 'On Active Service', 'Middle East Forces Censor 341' hs.
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Lot Number: 151

(French Somali Coast) World War II Emergency Blockade Runner mail flight, Djibouti to Marseille, bs Marignane Airport (Marseille), blue/grey'Via  Air France' envelope franked 100c, black framed two lline "Services Aeriens Speciaux/Pendant de Reacus de Djubouti".

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Date: 1942, Feb 20
Est. price: £12.00
Category: French Somali Coast

Description: World War II Emergency Blockade Runner mail flight, Djibouti to Marseille, bs Marignane Airport (Marseille), blue/grey'Via Air France' envelope franked 100c, black framed two lline "Services Aeriens Speciaux/Pendant de Reacus de Djubouti".
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Lot Number: 202

(GB External) The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.

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Date: 1942, Sep 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.
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Lot Number: 219

(GB Internal) Wartime 'Emergency Air Mail' cachet on forces airmail from GB to Southern Rhodesia, 2d PSC with additional 1d, tied Derby machine cancel to Bulawayo, bs 17 Mar 194?, black official Derby 'Air Mail' cachet (used in place of an air mail label). Correctly rated 3d, the special rate for Middle East Forces. Uncommon.

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Date: 1942, Nov 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Wartime 'Emergency Air Mail' cachet on forces airmail from GB to Southern Rhodesia, 2d PSC with additional 1d, tied Derby machine cancel to Bulawayo, bs 17 Mar 194?, black official Derby 'Air Mail' cachet (used in place of an air mail label). Correctly rated 3d, the special rate for Middle East Forces. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 307

(Liberia) Addition of Fisherman's Lake, attempted FFC by FAM 22 from Fisherman's Lake to New Jersey, airmail cover franked Liberia 50c on 10c airmail, large 75mm diameter cachet 'FIRST FLIGHT/LIBERIA-US' (the return of a flight from Miami on 9 February). Bt then the US War Department had forbade carrying of FFC's so probably sent by ship. or illustration and background. See American Air Mail Catalogue 6th edition, Vol 3(2004), p266.

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Date: 1942, Feb 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Liberia

Description: Addition of Fisherman's Lake, attempted FFC by FAM 22 from Fisherman's Lake to New Jersey, airmail cover franked Liberia 50c on 10c airmail, large 75mm diameter cachet 'FIRST FLIGHT/LIBERIA-US' (the return of a flight from Miami on 9 February). Bt then the US War Department had forbade carrying of FFC's so probably sent by ship. or illustration and background. See American Air Mail Catalogue 6th edition, Vol 3(2004), p266.
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Lot Number: 492

(United States) WWII censored registered airmail, New York to Luanda, Angola, bs 13/10, via Miami 6/9, Leopoldville 2/10, and Boma 7/10, cover 22x10cm metre franked $1.35, typed 'Via Clipper', sealed B&W EB 4054 (Miami) censor tape. Uncommon destination, superb routing.

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Date: 1942, Sep 4
Est. price: £70.00
Category: United States

Description: WWII censored registered airmail, New York to Luanda, Angola, bs 13/10, via Miami 6/9, Leopoldville 2/10, and Boma 7/10, cover 22x10cm metre franked $1.35, typed 'Via Clipper', sealed B&W EB 4054 (Miami) censor tape. Uncommon destination, superb routing.
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