Lot Number: 55

(Australia) Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1943, Dec 24
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.
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Lot Number: 95

(Colombia) Dual censored WWII airmail from Colombia to England, franked 85 1/2c canc Correo Aereo/Cali cds, type 'Transatlantico', sealed US New York EB 5688 and Bermuda OBE 709 censor tapes.

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Date: 1943, Nov 9
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Colombia

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from Colombia to England, franked 85 1/2c canc Correo Aereo/Cali cds, type 'Transatlantico', sealed US New York EB 5688 and Bermuda OBE 709 censor tapes.
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Lot Number: 206

(Gold Coast) World War II airmail, F/F Accra to Conkary, 9/6 arrival ds on front, carried on the resumed Aeromaritime French Guinea-Lagos service, printed' Par Avion' corner cover, franked 1/3d, canc Accra cds, black boxed "Un Seul/But/La/Victoire" cachet. Mail on the outward flight left Conakry on 21/5 and called at Accra on 23/5 and reached Lagos on 25/5. A super wartime item. A similar item is illustrated on p138, of West African Airmails,The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002.

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Date: 1943, May 29
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: World War II airmail, F/F Accra to Conkary, 9/6 arrival ds on front, carried on the resumed Aeromaritime French Guinea-Lagos service, printed' Par Avion' corner cover, franked 1/3d, canc Accra cds, black boxed "Un Seul/But/La/Victoire" cachet. Mail on the outward flight left Conakry on 21/5 and called at Accra on 23/5 and reached Lagos on 25/5. A super wartime item. A similar item is illustrated on p138, of West African Airmails,The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002.
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Lot Number: 234

(Interruptions and Accidents) 
Egypt to France, CAIRO to PARIS, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN152 which left 8 February (delayed) and arrived Brindisi 9 February. On by rail, arrived Paris 12 February (b/s), delivered 13 February (b/s). Plain cover franked 57mils for 20mil UPU, 20mil registration, 13 mil air fee, 4 mil excess. DELAY. Cover was carried by service AN 152 which departed Cairo on 8/2 having arrived Cairo to schedule at 11.00 on 6 Feb. in the 1-1P42 Hanno. From there it should have been flown to Alexandria the following morning but instead, it was sent by train b/s Turin TPO  10/34 (reason unknown). The Short Kent flying boat Sylvanus should have departed at 11.00 the same day but instead she left at 08.30 on 8 Feb. (one day late). The reasons for the delays are shown as "miscellaneous" on the I.A. movement chart. The service arrived Croydon at 11.45 on 11 Feb. - still one day behind schedule. Ex Proud.

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Date: 1943, Feb 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Egypt to France, CAIRO to PARIS, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN152 which left 8 February (delayed) and arrived Brindisi 9 February. On by rail, arrived Paris 12 February (b/s), delivered 13 February (b/s). Plain cover franked 57mils for 20mil UPU, 20mil registration, 13 mil air fee, 4 mil excess. DELAY. Cover was carried by service AN 152 which departed Cairo on 8/2 having arrived Cairo to schedule at 11.00 on 6 Feb. in the 1-1P42 Hanno. From there it should have been flown to Alexandria the following morning but instead, it was sent by train b/s Turin TPO 10/34 (reason unknown). The Short Kent flying boat Sylvanus should have departed at 11.00 the same day but instead she left at 08.30 on 8 Feb. (one day late). The reasons for the delays are shown as "miscellaneous" on the I.A. movement chart. The service arrived Croydon at 11.45 on 11 Feb. - still one day behind schedule. Ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 241

(Malta) World War II, forces censored concessionary mail to England, no arrival ds, unfranked imprint etiquette air cover, canc Valetta/Malta dr cds, ms "On Active Service", violet Malta triangle with crown "Passed By Censor/No 119" censor mark.

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Date: 1943, Apr 8
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Malta

Description: World War II, forces censored concessionary mail to England, no arrival ds, unfranked imprint etiquette air cover, canc Valetta/Malta dr cds, ms "On Active Service", violet Malta triangle with crown "Passed By Censor/No 119" censor mark.
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Lot Number: 366

(World War II ) Christmas 1943 Airgraph Illustrated with spitfires flying over palm trees, sent from the Desert Air Force, CMF to England, black boxed RAF censor 12, and Dickinsons logo on cover . Nice item with envelope.

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Date: 1943, Jun 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: World War II

Description: Christmas 1943 Airgraph Illustrated with spitfires flying over palm trees, sent from the Desert Air Force, CMF to England, black boxed RAF censor 12, and Dickinsons logo on cover . Nice item with envelope.
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Lot Number: 367

(World War II ) Scarce 'NAVAL ISSUE' air letter from RN barracks, Colombo, Ceylon to England, franked 3d canc 'PO Maritime/Mail, blue boxed censor hs signed by censor.

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Date: 1943, Dec 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: World War II

Description: Scarce 'NAVAL ISSUE' air letter from RN barracks, Colombo, Ceylon to England, franked 3d canc 'PO Maritime/Mail, blue boxed censor hs signed by censor.
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