Lot Number: 85

(China) An example of the use of the Horseshoe Route and the American-African Air Ferry Servce to carry a letter from China to the USA, Chungking to Philadelphia, missionary cover franked $11.60 canc Chungking cds, blue/black airmail etiquette tied by Chungking cds, sealed Lagos B&W PC90/OBE censor tape, typed 'By BOAC to Lagos, Nigeria/Thence by P.A.A. to destination'. The cover is correctly rated for carriage 'All the Way By Air' likely CNAC to Calcutta, then BOAC to Lagos via Alexandria and Khartoum, then transfer to American-African Ferry Service to Miami and onward by US internal air service to Philadelphia. This route operate from 1/6/43 to 15/3/1944, see Boyle pp766,767.

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Date: 1943, Jun 1
Est. price: £85.00
Category: China

Description: An example of the use of the Horseshoe Route and the American-African Air Ferry Servce to carry a letter from China to the USA, Chungking to Philadelphia, missionary cover franked $11.60 canc Chungking cds, blue/black airmail etiquette tied by Chungking cds, sealed Lagos B&W PC90/OBE censor tape, typed 'By BOAC to Lagos, Nigeria/Thence by P.A.A. to destination'. The cover is correctly rated for carriage 'All the Way By Air' likely CNAC to Calcutta, then BOAC to Lagos via Alexandria and Khartoum, then transfer to American-African Ferry Service to Miami and onward by US internal air service to Philadelphia. This route operate from 1/6/43 to 15/3/1944, see Boyle pp766,767.
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Lot Number: 98

(French Cameroons) Douala to Conkary, 28/7 arrival cds on front, imprint etiquette cover franked 4f50, 'Je Fais La/Guerre' hs on front and 'Un Seul/But/La/Victoire (one goal victory) hs verso. Likely carried by Sabena from Leopoldville to Lagos, then BOAC or sea to UK. Between August 1940  and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).

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Date: 1943, Jul 17
Est. price: £12.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Douala to Conkary, 28/7 arrival cds on front, imprint etiquette cover franked 4f50, 'Je Fais La/Guerre' hs on front and 'Un Seul/But/La/Victoire (one goal victory) hs verso. Likely carried by Sabena from Leopoldville to Lagos, then BOAC or sea to UK. Between August 1940 and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).
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Lot Number: 99

(French Reunion) Free French Forces Aeriennes Francaises Libres, F/F Reunion to Madagascar, carried on the reopening of the Reunion-Madagascar-Algeria service, registered (label) cover mail franked 6F, red framed ?Forces Francaises Combat antes/Reunion-Madagascar/ 20 December 1943?, black circular ?Controle Postale? censor mark.

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Date: 1943, Dec 22
Est. price: £35.00
Category: French Reunion

Description: Free French Forces Aeriennes Francaises Libres, F/F Reunion to Madagascar, carried on the reopening of the Reunion-Madagascar-Algeria service, registered (label) cover mail franked 6F, red framed ?Forces Francaises Combat antes/Reunion-Madagascar/ 20 December 1943?, black circular ?Controle Postale? censor mark.
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