Lot Number: 132

(Flying Boats) Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from the Falkland Islands to Great Britain, brown/grey printed souvenir cover, franked KGVI 1/- canc "Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/1 MY 52". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An uncommon historical item.

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Date: 1952, May 1
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from the Falkland Islands to Great Britain, brown/grey printed souvenir cover, franked KGVI 1/- canc "Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/1 MY 52". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An uncommon historical item.
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Lot Number: 311

(South Africa) South Africa to Netherlands and return, cover flown by KLM, franked FDI SA Van Riebeek set canc special 'Van Riebeek' cds, and FDI Netherlands 'Van Riebeek' set canc special Culemborg cds.

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Date: 1952, Apr 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: South Africa to Netherlands and return, cover flown by KLM, franked FDI SA Van Riebeek set canc special 'Van Riebeek' cds, and FDI Netherlands 'Van Riebeek' set canc special Culemborg cds.
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