Lot Number: 29

(Australia) Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, blue/cream Australia-South Africa vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14/11/48, also Johannesburg 20/11/48 cds over South Africa 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.

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Date: 1948, Nov 14
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, blue/cream Australia-South Africa vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14/11/48, also Johannesburg 20/11/48 cds over South Africa 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.
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Lot Number: 156

(GB Internal) Signed BEA All-Up service, Stornoway to Inverness, bs 16/2,  red/white "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16 Feb 1948" imprint corner cover with red st. line 'Inverness-Stornoway' imprint,  Believed only 25 flown. Signed by pilot Captain E. Starling.

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Date: 1948, Feb 16
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Signed BEA All-Up service, Stornoway to Inverness, bs 16/2, red/white "First Flight/Inverness-Stornoway/16 Feb 1948" imprint corner cover with red st. line 'Inverness-Stornoway' imprint, Believed only 25 flown. Signed by pilot Captain E. Starling.
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Lot Number: 157

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, BEA official souvenir cover.

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, BEA official souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 158

(GB Internal) A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Isle of Tiree (the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland) to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Scarnish/Isle of Tiree 14 Jne 1948, large violet "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948" with a map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports the outgoing flight, and having seen one item of mail from that flight with a red commemorative cachet, see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page. But he makes no mention of a return flight, or any mail from therefrom. A truly scarce item, and a must for the gold medal exhibit.

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Date: 1948, Jun 14
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Isle of Tiree (the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland) to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Scarnish/Isle of Tiree 14 Jne 1948, large violet "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948" with a map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports the outgoing flight, and having seen one item of mail from that flight with a red commemorative cachet, see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page. But he makes no mention of a return flight, or any mail from therefrom. A truly scarce item, and a must for the gold medal exhibit.
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Lot Number: 159

(GB Internal) A truly RARE first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 June 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page). Also a map, 10x5cm showing the route.  All mounted on album leaf.

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Date: 1948, Jun 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: A truly RARE first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 June 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page). Also a map, 10x5cm showing the route. All mounted on album leaf.
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