Lot Number: 454

(Switzerland) Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to Horta, bs 29/5, via Marseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Luftpost' etiquette cover franked  55c canc Geneva cds, typed 'Premier courrier aerien Transatalntique.Marseiile-Acores', fine strike official red cachet on front, black Horta cachet verso, violet straight line 'Par Avion Jusqu'a New York', nice item. Image.

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Date: 1939, May 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Switzerland

Description: Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to Horta, bs 29/5, via Marseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 55c canc Geneva cds, typed 'Premier courrier aerien Transatalntique.Marseiile-Acores', fine strike official red cachet on front, black Horta cachet verso, violet straight line 'Par Avion Jusqu'a New York', nice item. Image.
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Lot Number: 453

(Switzerland) Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, viaMarseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Mit Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 100c, ms 'First Flight of /the Yankee Clipper/Marseilles-New York/via Lisbon', fine strike official red cachet, uncommon. Image.

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Date: 1939, May 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Switzerland

Description: Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, viaMarseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Mit Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 100c, ms 'First Flight of /the Yankee Clipper/Marseilles-New York/via Lisbon', fine strike official red cachet, uncommon. Image.
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Lot Number: 444

(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

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Date: 1931, Mar 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Sudan

Description: First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.
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Lot Number: 414

(South Africa) First South Africa acceptance for extension of Empire Airmail Service to Burma, Cape Town to Rangoon, bs 1/10, franked 1/- and 4d airs, Wyndham cover with purple House of Assembly/Cape Town logo on flap, Imperial Aw/ITCA.  Only few pieces of mail were prepared for this service.

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Date: 1933, Sep 13
Est. price: £75.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First South Africa acceptance for extension of Empire Airmail Service to Burma, Cape Town to Rangoon, bs 1/10, franked 1/- and 4d airs, Wyndham cover with purple House of Assembly/Cape Town logo on flap, Imperial Aw/ITCA. Only few pieces of mail were prepared for this service.
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Lot Number: 415

(South Africa) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa via the Royal Train for the RANA F/F from Southern Rhodesia to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3 registered (hs) cover franked  9d South Africa stamps, canc  fine strikes black oval crown over bilingual 'Royal Tour HRH Prince George/6-II 34/South Africa" postmarks, blue/black airmail etiquette, and violet two line "First Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given. "The most desirable covers are those posted on Prince George's Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25.  A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £150.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa via the Royal Train for the RANA F/F from Southern Rhodesia to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3 registered (hs) cover franked 9d South Africa stamps, canc fine strikes black oval crown over bilingual 'Royal Tour HRH Prince George/6-II 34/South Africa" postmarks, blue/black airmail etiquette, and violet two line "First Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given. "The most desirable covers are those posted on Prince George's Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 307

(New Zealand) First New Zealand acceptance for Chicago, US, bs 14/12, for carriage on the F/F Danneverke to Masterton, bs16/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 10d, red boxed " F/F Danneverke-Wellington.........' flight cachet, air in NZ and USA. Image.

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Date: 1931, Mar 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First New Zealand acceptance for Chicago, US, bs 14/12, for carriage on the F/F Danneverke to Masterton, bs16/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 10d, red boxed " F/F Danneverke-Wellington.........' flight cachet, air in NZ and USA. Image.
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Lot Number: 326

(New Zealand) New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2,  Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.

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Date: 1935, Jan 23
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2, Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.
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Lot Number: 333

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to England dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Wanganui to England, no arrival ds, printed souvenir 'Empire Air Mail Service' corner cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Wanganui /4 Aug/1938 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus to Southampton. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Aug 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to England dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Wanganui to England, no arrival ds, printed souvenir 'Empire Air Mail Service' corner cover franked 1 1/2d canc Wanganui /4 Aug/1938 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus to Southampton. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 301

(Malta) First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then  Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jul 3
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Malta

Description: First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 299

(Luxembourg) Luxembourg acceptance for carriage on the AIR UNION Brussels-Ostend-London service, dual franked 150c Luxembourg and 50c Belgium stamps, ms 'Par Aviom/Bruxelles-London.

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Date: 1928, Jun 18
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Luxembourg

Description: Luxembourg acceptance for carriage on the AIR UNION Brussels-Ostend-London service, dual franked 150c Luxembourg and 50c Belgium stamps, ms 'Par Aviom/Bruxelles-London.
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Lot Number: 199

(GB External) London to Horta, bs 2/6, carried on the first GB acceptance for F/F Pan Am Southern Route Trans Atlantic Service to New York from England, franked 6d cancelled Newport cds, printed 'North Atlantic /Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways'.

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Date: 1939, May 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Horta, bs 2/6, carried on the first GB acceptance for F/F Pan Am Southern Route Trans Atlantic Service to New York from England, franked 6d cancelled Newport cds, printed 'North Atlantic /Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways'.
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Lot Number: 169

(GB External) Imperial Airways, first acceptance of UK mail for the Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, plain cover franked 3 1/2d with additional 2d for air surcharge, canc Londnon cds, dark blue/black etiquette, Basra 15/1/1927 arrival cds.

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Date: 1927, Jan 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, first acceptance of UK mail for the Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, plain cover franked 3 1/2d with additional 2d for air surcharge, canc Londnon cds, dark blue/black etiquette, Basra 15/1/1927 arrival cds.
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Lot Number: 193

(GB External) SCARCE, First acceptance of mail for NEW ZEALAND, bs Te Aro 20/7 via the Qantas/Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA. Carried on the on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE665, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, typed 'Inaugural Flight/England-Australia-/New Zealand Air Mail'. By FLYING BOAT all the way to Sydney -  Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney. See Wingent p50.

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Date: 1938, Jun 26
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB External

Description: SCARCE, First acceptance of mail for NEW ZEALAND, bs Te Aro 20/7 via the Qantas/Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA. Carried on the on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE665, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, typed 'Inaugural Flight/England-Australia-/New Zealand Air Mail'. By FLYING BOAT all the way to Sydney - Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney. See Wingent p50.
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Lot Number: 175

(GB External) Air Orient, first acceptance of GB airmail for Indo-China by the French weekly service to Saigon, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc 'London FS 30 JU 31' cds, bs Saigon Central 22/7 and Marseille-Gare 1/7 transit cds, correctly rated 1/4d for 1/2oz. Scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Jul 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Air Orient, first acceptance of GB airmail for Indo-China by the French weekly service to Saigon, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc 'London FS 30 JU 31' cds, bs Saigon Central 22/7 and Marseille-Gare 1/7 transit cds, correctly rated 1/4d for 1/2oz. Scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 188

(GB External) Scarce GB acceptance for carriage to Ceylon on the Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 24/12, plain airmail etiquette cover, franked two reigns 6d (KEVII 1d and 2x  KGV 2 1/2), violet circular 'Special Flight Xmas' cachet,TATA.

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Date: 1936, Dec 15
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Scarce GB acceptance for carriage to Ceylon on the Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 24/12, plain airmail etiquette cover, franked two reigns 6d (KEVII 1d and 2x KGV 2 1/2), violet circular 'Special Flight Xmas' cachet,TATA.
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Lot Number: 183

(GB External) London to Malta, bs 31/7, ms 'First Through Flight/Via Rome', airmail etiquette cover franked 4d. Possibly an acceptance for carriagefrom Rome to Malta by Als Littoria. Nice on for the specialist.

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Date: 1935, Jul 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Malta, bs 31/7, ms 'First Through Flight/Via Rome', airmail etiquette cover franked 4d. Possibly an acceptance for carriagefrom Rome to Malta by Als Littoria. Nice on for the specialist.
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Lot Number: 463

(United States) First acceptance of UK mail for carriage over the US TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR MAIL ROUTE, Liverpool To San Francisco, bs May 22, 1925, plain cover correctly rated 1/4 1/2d for air mail service over THREE TIME ZONES from New York, canc Liverpool cds, black/dark blue airmail etiquette with "from New York" in ms below, CARRIED BY S.S. AQUITANIA TO NEW YORK, then internal air to San Francisco.

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Date: 1925, May 08
Est. price: £45.00
Category: United States

Description: First acceptance of UK mail for carriage over the US TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR MAIL ROUTE, Liverpool To San Francisco, bs May 22, 1925, plain cover correctly rated 1/4 1/2d for air mail service over THREE TIME ZONES from New York, canc Liverpool cds, black/dark blue airmail etiquette with "from New York" in ms below, CARRIED BY S.S. AQUITANIA TO NEW YORK, then internal air to San Francisco.
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Lot Number: 168

(GB External) First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA, London to Cali, bs 3/1/1927, via Barranquilla  'Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' cds on front and Manizales black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/30/12/1926 cds verso. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette. Few tone spots right hand edge.

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Date: 1926, Dec 6
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA, London to Cali, bs 3/1/1927, via Barranquilla 'Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' cds on front and Manizales black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/30/12/1926 cds verso. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette. Few tone spots right hand edge.
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Lot Number: 135

(Flying boat flights) Laurenco Marques to London, Rotherham 21/6 arrival ds on front, inauguration of the imperial Airways Coastal Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails from L. Marques, carried all the way by Imperial Airways 'Canopus', IAW northbound service #455. Commercial Union cover with company logo embossed on flap, franked 1.75E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.42f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail, nice item

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Date: 1937, Jun 10
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Flying boat flights

Description: Laurenco Marques to London, Rotherham 21/6 arrival ds on front, inauguration of the imperial Airways Coastal Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails from L. Marques, carried all the way by Imperial Airways 'Canopus', IAW northbound service #455. Commercial Union cover with company logo embossed on flap, franked 1.75E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.42f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail, nice item
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Lot Number: 123

(Finland) Scarce Finland acceptance for the F/F Stockholm to Amsterdam night time service Mu 81, printed orange/black souvenir card with map, franked 2M Finland canc Helsinki 28/6 cds, also special black circular flight postmark. Image.

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Date: 1929, Jun 28
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Finland

Description: Scarce Finland acceptance for the F/F Stockholm to Amsterdam night time service Mu 81, printed orange/black souvenir card with map, franked 2M Finland canc Helsinki 28/6 cds, also special black circular flight postmark. Image.
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Lot Number: 75

(Belgium) BELGIUM ACCEPTANCE for Pan American F/F Marseille, bs 24/5 to New York, bs 27/5, plain cover franked 75c postage and 5F air surcharge, fine strike red flight cachet . Uncommon.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: BELGIUM ACCEPTANCE for Pan American F/F Marseille, bs 24/5 to New York, bs 27/5, plain cover franked 75c postage and 5F air surcharge, fine strike red flight cachet . Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 63

(Basutoland) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from Basutoland for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Maseru to Limbe, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, airmail cover franked 9d Basutoland stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also Maseru cds, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. "F/F mail from countries other than S. Rhodesia and the Union was very small because the flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable covers are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union. The train was only in Basutoland one day and even the ordinary mail there from is scarce. See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 1
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from Basutoland for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Maseru to Limbe, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, airmail cover franked 9d Basutoland stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also Maseru cds, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. "F/F mail from countries other than S. Rhodesia and the Union was very small because the flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable covers are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union. The train was only in Basutoland one day and even the ordinary mail there from is scarce. See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 45

(Australia) New England Airways, Sydney acceptance for the F/F Brisbane to Townsville. Attractive official souvenir cover accepted and SIGNED BY THE PILOT Keith Virtue for carriage to Townsville. Bears a NEAL vignette verso. AAMC 527

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Date: 1935, Sep 15
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: New England Airways, Sydney acceptance for the F/F Brisbane to Townsville. Attractive official souvenir cover accepted and SIGNED BY THE PILOT Keith Virtue for carriage to Townsville. Bears a NEAL vignette verso. AAMC 527
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Lot Number: 47

(Australia) Airlines of Australia inaugural flight introducing the DC" 'Kyeema' o the Sydney-Brisbane service. Melbourne acceptance for the fight to Brisbane, SIGNED by the pilots K.Virtue and A.Cameron and air hostesses. AAMC 747

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Date: 1937, Aug 1
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Australia

Description: Airlines of Australia inaugural flight introducing the DC" 'Kyeema' o the Sydney-Brisbane service. Melbourne acceptance for the fight to Brisbane, SIGNED by the pilots K.Virtue and A.Cameron and air hostesses. AAMC 747
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Lot Number: 25

(Australia) First acceptance of Australian mail for PNG for carriage over the the Papua and New Guinea Air Service, Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Salamau, registered label cover franked Australia 3d air, 3d and 2d, canc Public Offices Victoria 1 Feb, Melbourne 1/2, Edie Creek PNG 13/2 and bs Salamau 16/2. Carried to Port Moresby on the mail boat Macdui' which left Brisbane on 4/2, then flown by Orme Denny in a Guinea Airways  Junkers F13 to Salamau and on to Wau and Bulolo. Great routing, AAMC P56.

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Date: 1933, Feb 4
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of Australian mail for PNG for carriage over the the Papua and New Guinea Air Service, Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Salamau, registered label cover franked Australia 3d air, 3d and 2d, canc Public Offices Victoria 1 Feb, Melbourne 1/2, Edie Creek PNG 13/2 and bs Salamau 16/2. Carried to Port Moresby on the mail boat Macdui' which left Brisbane on 4/2, then flown by Orme Denny in a Guinea Airways Junkers F13 to Salamau and on to Wau and Bulolo. Great routing, AAMC P56.
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Lot Number: 11

(Alex Newall personal collection) First acceptance of IRAQI mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASRA - KARACHI 8 Jly 33 hs - CALCUTTA, bs 10 Jul 33. Registered (label) souvenir cover, Imperial Airways Ltd red cachet 'Extension of England-India Air Service', franked 38 fls. Reference # 33.13d5,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1933, Jul 5
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: First acceptance of IRAQI mail for Imperial Airways/ITCA route extension to Calcutta, BASRA - KARACHI 8 Jly 33 hs - CALCUTTA, bs 10 Jul 33. Registered (label) souvenir cover, Imperial Airways Ltd red cachet 'Extension of England-India Air Service', franked 38 fls. Reference # 33.13d5, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 96

(Canada) Canada first acceptance for Jamaica for carriage on the FAM 5 F/F Miami to Kingston bs 3/12, plain cover franked 10c Canada stamps canc Walker Airport, Ont, large violet framed F/F cachet.

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Date: 1929, Sep 17
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Canada

Description: Canada first acceptance for Jamaica for carriage on the FAM 5 F/F Miami to Kingston bs 3/12, plain cover franked 10c Canada stamps canc Walker Airport, Ont, large violet framed F/F cachet.
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Lot Number: 78

(Bermuda) POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/8 Jun 39, and GB 1 1/2d canc London FS/13 Jun 39 for OAT all the way by 'Canopus' to Durban on the Imperial AW Africa Southbound service IAW DS 205 arriving19/6, see Wingent p172.  Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on the PAN Am route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ms verso '5 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa by the Southern Route we have seen in 20 years and believe it could possibly be the only one, but this will need verification by an expert.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/8 Jun 39, and GB 1 1/2d canc London FS/13 Jun 39 for OAT all the way by 'Canopus' to Durban on the Imperial AW Africa Southbound service IAW DS 205 arriving19/6, see Wingent p172. Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on the PAN Am route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ms verso '5 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa by the Southern Route we have seen in 20 years and believe it could possibly be the only one, but this will need verification by an expert.
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Lot Number: 153

(France) Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.

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Date: 1939, May 9
Est. price: £18.00
Category: France

Description: Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.
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Lot Number: 154

(France) First acceptance of French mail for Pan Am F/F Marseilles-New York, b/s 27/5, etiquette cover Paris to New York bs 27/5 via Marseille 25/5, official red flight cachet verso, correctly franked 2F25 overseas postage, 10F airmail surcharge and 2F50 registration fee..

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: First acceptance of French mail for Pan Am F/F Marseilles-New York, b/s 27/5, etiquette cover Paris to New York bs 27/5 via Marseille 25/5, official red flight cachet verso, correctly franked 2F25 overseas postage, 10F airmail surcharge and 2F50 registration fee..
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Lot Number: 379

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) BELGRADE TO WADI HALFA, Yugoslavia acceptance intended for the FIRST IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA FLIGHT AS1 FROM LONDON. Registered (label) Aero Philatelic Club of Calcutta cover franked 11D50 canc Belgrade cds's and triangular airmail date stamps, pale blue/black etiquette, uncommon magenta framed 'Par Avion/jusqu'a (ms) Alexandria, ms 'Egypt/London/Cairo/Cape Route' . Verso , Alexandria 'MR/31/day unclear' cds and oval ' Registered/11 R 31/Shellal-Halfa/T.P.O.) hs. Likely to have missed the first IAW Africa flight, but not for want of trying. An scarce and interesting cover never the less.

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Date: 1931, Feb 24
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce/Unusual Routing

Description: BELGRADE TO WADI HALFA, Yugoslavia acceptance intended for the FIRST IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA FLIGHT AS1 FROM LONDON. Registered (label) Aero Philatelic Club of Calcutta cover franked 11D50 canc Belgrade cds's and triangular airmail date stamps, pale blue/black etiquette, uncommon magenta framed 'Par Avion/jusqu'a (ms) Alexandria, ms 'Egypt/London/Cairo/Cape Route' . Verso , Alexandria 'MR/31/day unclear' cds and oval ' Registered/11 R 31/Shellal-Halfa/T.P.O.) hs. Likely to have missed the first IAW Africa flight, but not for want of trying. An scarce and interesting cover never the less.
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Lot Number: 416

(South Africa) AFRICA TO NEW ZEALAND, Cape Town to Ashhurst, FIRST ACCEPTANCE of African 'all the way' airmail for New Zealand for carriage on the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICAN NORTHBOUND service AN 196 to Cairo 11/12, to connect with the first extension of the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EASTBOUND service IE 298 from Singapore to Brisbane. Special violet/cream 'Library of Parliament/Cape Town PC correctly FRANKED 10d, with  a message of Christmas greetings HANDWRITTEN  BY L.G.WYNDHAM. An exceptional item in very fine condition, ex the Ted Proud archives.

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Date: 1934, Dec 6
Est. price: £150.00
Category: South Africa

Description: AFRICA TO NEW ZEALAND, Cape Town to Ashhurst, FIRST ACCEPTANCE of African 'all the way' airmail for New Zealand for carriage on the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICAN NORTHBOUND service AN 196 to Cairo 11/12, to connect with the first extension of the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EASTBOUND service IE 298 from Singapore to Brisbane. Special violet/cream 'Library of Parliament/Cape Town PC correctly FRANKED 10d, with a message of Christmas greetings HANDWRITTEN BY L.G.WYNDHAM. An exceptional item in very fine condition, ex the Ted Proud archives.
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Lot Number: 451

(Switzerland) GENEVA to ADELAIDE, intended Switzerland acceptance for the F/F Perth-Adelade service. Posted early enough to reach Perth on the London-Freemantle steamer in time for the F/F on June 4th, but no way if knowing if this cover achieved this. Plain cover franked 45c & 25c airs, typed 'By Air Mail/Perth Adelaide'.

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Date: 1929, May 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Switzerland

Description: GENEVA to ADELAIDE, intended Switzerland acceptance for the F/F Perth-Adelade service. Posted early enough to reach Perth on the London-Freemantle steamer in time for the F/F on June 4th, but no way if knowing if this cover achieved this. Plain cover franked 45c & 25c airs, typed 'By Air Mail/Perth Adelaide'.
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