Lot Number: 648

(United States) Acceptance for India for carriage on the FAM 14 F/F from US to Hong Kong, San Francisco to Karachi, framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/5 May 37' hs cancelling airmail etiquette, via Hong Kong 28/4, and reposted to Calcutta 11/5, plain cover franked new issue 50c & 20c, fine strike blue F/14 official cachet 'F/F to Asia' globe overlying 'San Francisco to Hong Kong' globe. HK became the gateway for Far East mail addressed to points beyond and was forwarded by air, as far as India, at no extra cost by airlines of China and by Imperial Airways, scarce. A great item for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1937, Apr 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: United States

Description: Acceptance for India for carriage on the FAM 14 F/F from US to Hong Kong, San Francisco to Karachi, framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/5 May 37' hs cancelling airmail etiquette, via Hong Kong 28/4, and reposted to Calcutta 11/5, plain cover franked new issue 50c & 20c, fine strike blue F/14 official cachet 'F/F to Asia' globe overlying 'San Francisco to Hong Kong' globe. HK became the gateway for Far East mail addressed to points beyond and was forwarded by air, as far as India, at no extra cost by airlines of China and by Imperial Airways, scarce. A great item for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 652

(United States) First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc  Jul 13,  Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.

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Date: 1939, Jun 28
Est. price: £125.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc Jul 13, Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.
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Lot Number: 651

(United States) First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service,  Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds.  Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £325.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service, Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds. Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 650

(United States) 

A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £225.00
Category: United States

Description: A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 625

(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: £45.00
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: 624

(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: £35.00
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: 587

(South Africa) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service,  Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked  4d x2 +1d South Africa 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 black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union".  See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £225.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked 4d x2 +1d South Africa 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 black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 560

(Singapore) Acceptance of mail from Johore for Weltevredin, bs 11/2, via Singapore 9/2, for carriage on the KNILM experimental Singapore-Palembang-Batavia flight, registered (label) cover franked 4c,12c and 24c Johore stamps, canc Johore 8 Feb 1930 cds, pale /black 'By Air Mail' etiquette P&T Mail 25.

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Date: 1930, Feb 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Acceptance of mail from Johore for Weltevredin, bs 11/2, via Singapore 9/2, for carriage on the KNILM experimental Singapore-Palembang-Batavia flight, registered (label) cover franked 4c,12c and 24c Johore stamps, canc Johore 8 Feb 1930 cds, pale /black 'By Air Mail' etiquette P&T Mail 25.
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Lot Number: 497

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) SCARCE routing MALTA TO SOUTH AFRICA, VALETTA TO CAPE TOWN, acceptance for Imperial Airways Africa Southbound special Christmas service to South Africa, violet framed Jusqu'a 'By Air to (Rome crossed out) ms Mwanza only', then by surface via Messina b/s 9/12, Naples b/s 9/12, to Brindisi b/s 11/12, then transferred  to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #41 which left the same day, to Alexandria b/s 12/12 arriving Mwanza b/s 18/12, surface to Dar es Salaam b/s 23/12 and on by sea to Cape Town. Registered (label) Springbok cover, ms 'Via Brindisi on Dec 11',  franked 1/4 ½ d for 1 ½ d Imperial, 3d registration 7d air fee, 5d excess. Superb routing, 11 different backstamps.

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Date: 1931, Dec 16
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: SCARCE routing MALTA TO SOUTH AFRICA, VALETTA TO CAPE TOWN, acceptance for Imperial Airways Africa Southbound special Christmas service to South Africa, violet framed Jusqu'a 'By Air to (Rome crossed out) ms Mwanza only', then by surface via Messina b/s 9/12, Naples b/s 9/12, to Brindisi b/s 11/12, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #41 which left the same day, to Alexandria b/s 12/12 arriving Mwanza b/s 18/12, surface to Dar es Salaam b/s 23/12 and on by sea to Cape Town. Registered (label) Springbok cover, ms 'Via Brindisi on Dec 11', franked 1/4 ½ d for 1 ½ d Imperial, 3d registration 7d air fee, 5d excess. Superb routing, 11 different backstamps.
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Lot Number: 467

(Nyasaland) First acceptance of northbound mail from Salisbury, Blantyre to London, bs 19/3, official cachet, Wheatcroft  "leopard silhouette" cover, carried on RANA F/F Blantyre to Salisbury, then on IAW Cape to London  flight # AN 157, see Wngent p55, RANA/IAW.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First acceptance of northbound mail from Salisbury, Blantyre to London, bs 19/3, official cachet, Wheatcroft "leopard silhouette" cover, carried on RANA F/F Blantyre to Salisbury, then on IAW Cape to London flight # AN 157, see Wngent p55, RANA/IAW.
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Lot Number: 441

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille to New York, bs 27/5, Marseilles 25/5, red flight cachet, dark blue/white etiquette, plain cover. Small mail.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille to New York, bs 27/5, Marseilles 25/5, red flight cachet, dark blue/white etiquette, plain cover. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 440

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for Curacao for carriage on the Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, Amsterdam to Curacao, bs 6/6, via Marseille Gare Avion 24/5 and New York 27/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Scarce.

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Curacao for carriage on the Pan Am F/F FAM 18 Northern Route, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, Amsterdam to Curacao, bs 6/6, via Marseille Gare Avion 24/5 and New York 27/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 55c, large red framed flight cachet, typed "Par Premier Service Aerien France-Etats-Unis". Scarce.
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Lot Number: 426

(Malaya) First acceptance at the 25c inclusive rate, Penang to London,  pale grey imprint etiquette air cover, franked 25c B8&Co perfin, carried on IAW regular service, typed 'Per Imperial Airways.'

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Malaya

Description: First acceptance at the 25c inclusive rate, Penang to London, pale grey imprint etiquette air cover, franked 25c B8&Co perfin, carried on IAW regular service, typed 'Per Imperial Airways.'
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Lot Number: 416

(Kenya) First acceptance of mail from Kisumu  for Tanga, bs 1/11, via Nairobi 31/10, registered airmail cover  franked Kenya 80c canc KIsumu cds, typed 'First  Air Mail/From Kisumu-Nairobi/Per Wilson Airways/From Mombasa-Tanga/Per Tanganyika Government Aeroplane', Wilson Airways to Nairobi, train to Mombasa, Tanganyika Government Aeroplane to Tanga. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Oct 31
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Kenya

Description: First acceptance of mail from Kisumu for Tanga, bs 1/11, via Nairobi 31/10, registered airmail cover franked Kenya 80c canc KIsumu cds, typed 'First Air Mail/From Kisumu-Nairobi/Per Wilson Airways/From Mombasa-Tanga/Per Tanganyika Government Aeroplane', Wilson Airways to Nairobi, train to Mombasa, Tanganyika Government Aeroplane to Tanga. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 413

(Kenya) F/F First acceptance of mail f rom Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, mail train to Mombasa then Tanganyika Government Feeder Service to Dar es Salaam, Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds. Small mail.

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Date: 1931, Oct 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Kenya

Description: F/F First acceptance of mail f rom Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, mail train to Mombasa then Tanganyika Government Feeder Service to Dar es Salaam, Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 250

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.

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Date: 1939, Jan 13
Est. price: £200.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 248

(GB External) First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10,  via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways

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Date: 1938, Oct 27
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 213

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for Kenya for carriage on the inaugural direct London-Cape Town service. Likely test cover addressed to Local Representative, Imperial Airways, The Aerodrome, Nairobi, plain envelope franked 7 1/2d, canc London cds, airmail etiquette. Uncommon. Image.

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Date: 1932, Jan 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for Kenya for carriage on the inaugural direct London-Cape Town service. Likely test cover addressed to Local Representative, Imperial Airways, The Aerodrome, Nairobi, plain envelope franked 7 1/2d, canc London cds, airmail etiquette. Uncommon. Image.
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Lot Number: 229

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for post cards, airmail etiquette PC addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 30/11, franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue, ms '1st Acceptance at 3d Rate'. This card was addressed to a very prominent aero philatelist in the United Kingdom care of an equally prominent aero philatelist in South Africa. Verso a message "Greetings" signed by Francis F. Field. Nice item with aerophilatelic connections..

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Date: 1934, Nov 19
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for post cards, airmail etiquette PC addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 30/11, franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue, ms '1st Acceptance at 3d Rate'. This card was addressed to a very prominent aero philatelist in the United Kingdom care of an equally prominent aero philatelist in South Africa. Verso a message "Greetings" signed by Francis F. Field. Nice item with aerophilatelic connections..
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Lot Number: 252

(GB External) Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds,  black 'T' in hexagon  and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front,  typed  'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £175.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds, black 'T' in hexagon and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front, typed 'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.
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Lot Number: 225

(GB External) Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, May 4
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 200

(GB External) London to Giradot,  black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/14.XII.1928/Giradot' arrival cds verso, via Cartagena, 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Cartagena' cds on front, acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc Kensington cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Small closed non invasive top edge tear, does not detract, see scan.

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Date: 1928, Nov 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Giradot, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/14.XII.1928/Giradot' arrival cds verso, via Cartagena, 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Cartagena' cds on front, acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc Kensington cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Small closed non invasive top edge tear, does not detract, see scan.
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Lot Number: 160

(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: £20.00
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: 130

(China) Acceptance from Canton for the Pan Am F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu,  bs 2/5, attractive 'twin globe' Licheson registered (label) airmail 'China-USA' and 'Inaurgural Clipper Flight/Canton-Honolulu' cover franked $1.35, grey/black airmail etiquette tied by fine strike official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, also official purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu' F/F cachet verso.similar verso. Dispatches from Canton are much scarcer than those from Shanghai. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, Apr 27
Est. price: £85.00
Category: China

Description: Acceptance from Canton for the Pan Am F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, attractive 'twin globe' Licheson registered (label) airmail 'China-USA' and 'Inaurgural Clipper Flight/Canton-Honolulu' cover franked $1.35, grey/black airmail etiquette tied by fine strike official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, also official purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu' F/F cachet verso.similar verso. Dispatches from Canton are much scarcer than those from Shanghai. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 105

(Belgium) First Belgium acceptance for the Imperial Airways Kano-Lagos extension of the London-Nigeria service, Brussels to Lagos, bs 26/10, via Paris Avion, 19/10, black/yellow/red border airmail cover, franked 3F 85c, ms 'By First Air Mail Imperial Airways/London-Khartoum-Kano-Lagos'", ref Godinas 1951, and Jennekens and Godinas 1969. Image

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Date: 1936, Oct 15
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgium

Description: First Belgium acceptance for the Imperial Airways Kano-Lagos extension of the London-Nigeria service, Brussels to Lagos, bs 26/10, via Paris Avion, 19/10, black/yellow/red border airmail cover, franked 3F 85c, ms 'By First Air Mail Imperial Airways/London-Khartoum-Kano-Lagos'", ref Godinas 1951, and Jennekens and Godinas 1969. Image
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Lot Number: 98

(Belgium) Belgian acceptance for Djakarta, bs 26/10, via Batavia 25/10, Koning cover franked 10F canc Antwerp cds, uncommon. Image.

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Date: 1931, Oct 12
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgian acceptance for Djakarta, bs 26/10, via Batavia 25/10, Koning cover franked 10F canc Antwerp cds, uncommon. Image.
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Lot Number: 108

(Belgium) Scarce first acceptance of mail from Belgium for USA for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways trans Atlantic service from London to New York, bs 6/8, official black/blue/grey souvenir cover franked 1930 2F x2, and 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 24 flown.

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Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail from Belgium for USA for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways trans Atlantic service from London to New York, bs 6/8, official black/blue/grey souvenir cover franked 1930 2F x2, and 35c ordinary, canc Brussels 4/8 cds. Only 24 flown.
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Lot Number: 103

(Belgium) Brussels acceptance for the 1st Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail etiquette card franked  3F 80, canc Bruxelles 7/11and 15/11 cds, green bilingual flight cachet verso.Intended for the 7/11 first Air France/Air Afrque flight to E'ville. But, due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian mail went by the first Sabena flight instead, which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Hence the 7/11 and 15/11 departure postmarks on this card.

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Date: 1935, Nov 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels acceptance for the 1st Sabena Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail etiquette card franked 3F 80, canc Bruxelles 7/11and 15/11 cds, green bilingual flight cachet verso.Intended for the 7/11 first Air France/Air Afrque flight to E'ville. But, due to an error in the official announcement most Belgian mail went by the first Sabena flight instead, which left Brussels on 15/11/35. Hence the 7/11 and 15/11 departure postmarks on this card.
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Lot Number: 93

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line  "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.

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Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £375.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.
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Lot Number: 76

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Sydney to Juba, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked  1d, 3d blue Ram and 1/6d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Sydney to Juba, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1d, 3d blue Ram and 1/6d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 75

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.
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Lot Number: 74

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 64

(Airship) Netherlands acceptance for the Seventh “Hindenburg” Flight to New York,  posted in Netherlands with 12 1/2c  stampsl, red double ring cachet depicting flying boat and Zeppelin, plain cover, black 'Rotterdam/Waalhaven' hs..

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Date: 1936, Aug 14
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Airship

Description: Netherlands acceptance for the Seventh “Hindenburg” Flight to New York, posted in Netherlands with 12 1/2c stampsl, red double ring cachet depicting flying boat and Zeppelin, plain cover, black 'Rotterdam/Waalhaven' hs..
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Lot Number: 9

(Collections) Belgium, selection of eight 1930s airmail covers including 1934 22/11 first flight Belgium to Elizabethville and return, 1935 20/6 Brussels to Stralsund with fine 1935 exposition label , 1935 10/6 first night flight Brussels to Amsterdam, 1935 14/7 Anvers Meeting with fine strike of the special Andreas Airport expo cancel, 1936 5/7Ballon Belgica card with special cancellation , 1936 18/11 first DHL flight from Brussels to Lisbon, 1937 25/10 Missionary flight to Leopoldville and return by 'Phalene' aeroplane, 1939 23/5 Belgian acceptance for the Pan Am first transatlantic flight from Marseille to New York. Image.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, selection of eight 1930s airmail covers including 1934 22/11 first flight Belgium to Elizabethville and return, 1935 20/6 Brussels to Stralsund with fine 1935 exposition label , 1935 10/6 first night flight Brussels to Amsterdam, 1935 14/7 Anvers Meeting with fine strike of the special Andreas Airport expo cancel, 1936 5/7Ballon Belgica card with special cancellation , 1936 18/11 first DHL flight from Brussels to Lisbon, 1937 25/10 Missionary flight to Leopoldville and return by 'Phalene' aeroplane, 1939 23/5 Belgian acceptance for the Pan Am first transatlantic flight from Marseille to New York. Image.
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Lot Number: 54

(Collections) World assortment of 20 early flown covers from 1927 inc 16 first flights, noted 1927 25/10 Habana-Key West, 1928 8/5 Doolittle Santiago-Buenos Aires, 24/2 Santiago de Cuba- Havana, 13/4 Yukon AW Carcross-Atlin, 1930 7/3 NYRBA Port au Prince- St Johns, 15/5 London-Berlin night flight, 1934 31/12 pilot signed Hokitika-Okuru, 1939 23/5 Netherland and Switzerland acceptances for first North Atlantic service to USA. Also other interesting from Congo to GB via Imperial AW, Ethiopia censored and 31/3 F/F Reunion-Madagascar, GB FDI 1948 29/7 Olympic set on registered cove to Peru bs. Full of interest. Images.

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Est. price: £80.00
Category: Collections

Description: World assortment of 20 early flown covers from 1927 inc 16 first flights, noted 1927 25/10 Habana-Key West, 1928 8/5 Doolittle Santiago-Buenos Aires, 24/2 Santiago de Cuba- Havana, 13/4 Yukon AW Carcross-Atlin, 1930 7/3 NYRBA Port au Prince- St Johns, 15/5 London-Berlin night flight, 1934 31/12 pilot signed Hokitika-Okuru, 1939 23/5 Netherland and Switzerland acceptances for first North Atlantic service to USA. Also other interesting from Congo to GB via Imperial AW, Ethiopia censored and 31/3 F/F Reunion-Madagascar, GB FDI 1948 29/7 Olympic set on registered cove to Peru bs. Full of interest. Images.
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Lot Number: 43

(Collections) Scarce first acceptance of mail for Thurso for carriage on Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Inverness to Thurso, bs 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Inverness 10/12 machine postmark.

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail for Thurso for carriage on Highland Airways Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall service, Inverness to Thurso, bs 10/12, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d canc Inverness 10/12 machine postmark.
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