Lot Number: 296

(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: 304

(New Zealand) Auckland to Salisbury, S. Rhodesia bs 6/8, first New Zealand acceptance for the Cairo-Cape route, airmail etiquette cover franked 10d, violet boxed "New Zealand- Africa/First Official Air Mail/from Auckland 30th June 1932/by India-Egypt, Egypt-South Africa/Air Services" cachet, Imperial Airways, scare. Few light tone spots, see image..

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Date: 1932, Jun 28
Est. price: £70.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland to Salisbury, S. Rhodesia bs 6/8, first New Zealand acceptance for the Cairo-Cape route, airmail etiquette cover franked 10d, violet boxed "New Zealand- Africa/First Official Air Mail/from Auckland 30th June 1932/by India-Egypt, Egypt-South Africa/Air Services" cachet, Imperial Airways, scare. Few light tone spots, see image..
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Lot Number: 130

(GB External) First UK acceptance for 1st Gladstone flight, addressed to 'His Honour Justice Guthrie Smith', franked 7 1/2d canc London Foreign Section 10/3 cds to Kampala, arrival ds 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, bears red circular cachet for "Keyna-Sudan Air Mail" verso. The reason there is no red cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London March 10 1927, but abandoned due to breakdown of hydroplane on Lake Victoria" is because the mailing of this particular cover was not arranged by Francis Field. Newall (p89), 280 units. Few closed non invasive top edge tears, see image..

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Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: First UK acceptance for 1st Gladstone flight, addressed to 'His Honour Justice Guthrie Smith', franked 7 1/2d canc London Foreign Section 10/3 cds to Kampala, arrival ds 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, bears red circular cachet for "Keyna-Sudan Air Mail" verso. The reason there is no red cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London March 10 1927, but abandoned due to breakdown of hydroplane on Lake Victoria" is because the mailing of this particular cover was not arranged by Francis Field. Newall (p89), 280 units. Few closed non invasive top edge tears, see image..
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Lot Number: 128

(GB External) First UK acceptance for the Gladstone experimental flight from Khartoum to Jinja 5/4 via Kisumu, bs 31/3, plain cover franked 7 1/2d,  red 'Kenya-Sudan/MR 31 27/Air Mail' hs verso, black/dark blue 1926 P25 etiquette rated rare by Mair, 'Undelivered For Reason Stated' and 'Unknown' hs's. Returned by surface to sender with various routing marks.The reason there is no red cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London March 10 1927, but abandoned due to breakdown of hydroplane on Lake Victoria" is because the mailing of this particular cover was not arranged by Francis Field.

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Date: 1927, Mar 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: First UK acceptance for the Gladstone experimental flight from Khartoum to Jinja 5/4 via Kisumu, bs 31/3, plain cover franked 7 1/2d, red 'Kenya-Sudan/MR 31 27/Air Mail' hs verso, black/dark blue 1926 P25 etiquette rated rare by Mair, 'Undelivered For Reason Stated' and 'Unknown' hs's. Returned by surface to sender with various routing marks.The reason there is no red cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London March 10 1927, but abandoned due to breakdown of hydroplane on Lake Victoria" is because the mailing of this particular cover was not arranged by Francis Field.
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Lot Number: 119

(France) GB acceptance for F/F Paris-Marseille Sans Surtax, bs Nice, Air France/Air Blue.

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Date: 1938, Feb 16
Est. price: £8.00
Category: France

Description: GB acceptance for F/F Paris-Marseille Sans Surtax, bs Nice, Air France/Air Blue.
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Lot Number: 65

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for French Congo, Brussels to Brazzaville, bs 6/11, for carriage on the Air Afrique  F/F Alger-Gao-Zinder-Bangui-Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover franked 3F35, red triangular flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.

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Date: 1938, Nov 2
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for French Congo, Brussels to Brazzaville, bs 6/11, for carriage on the Air Afrique F/F Alger-Gao-Zinder-Bangui-Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover franked 3F35, red triangular flight cachet, blue/black bilingual airmail etiquette. Exhibition quality cover written up on display page.
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Lot Number: 50

(Basutoland) Maseru to Australia, bs Sydney 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IIA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/-, 6d and 2d, canc Maseru 3 Dec 34 cds. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 3
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Maseru to Australia, bs Sydney 21/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IIA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/-, 6d and 2d, canc Maseru 3 Dec 34 cds. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 37

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 6d brown,  1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used) canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds, black framed 'Par Avio/Jusqu'a.(ms) J'burg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg 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: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 6d brown, 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used) canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds, black framed 'Par Avio/Jusqu'a.(ms) J'burg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg 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: 36

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Dodoma, Tanganyika, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Dodoma 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: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Dodoma, Tanganyika, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Dodoma 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: 34

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Moshi, Tanganyika, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Moshi 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 7
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Moshi, Tanganyika, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Moshi 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: 35

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d.  Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. 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: Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. 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: 176

(GB Internal) BASUTOLAND acceptance of mail for carriage on the Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, scarce Type 1 "Orcadian Envelope" correctly franked 10d canc fine 'Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY 34' scarce imperforate red/green/black oblong rectangular vignette. By air Kirkwall-Inverness, train to London, IAW flight AS 170 to Jo'burg, surface to Maseru, arrival ds on front, and redirected to Leribe, arrival 13/6. Orcadian F/F covers are SCARCE; Type 1 vignettes on F/F covers are RARE; and such covers carried to Basutoland are EXTREMELY RARE. The cover is in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £375.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BASUTOLAND acceptance of mail for carriage on the Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, scarce Type 1 "Orcadian Envelope" correctly franked 10d canc fine 'Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY 34' scarce imperforate red/green/black oblong rectangular vignette. By air Kirkwall-Inverness, train to London, IAW flight AS 170 to Jo'burg, surface to Maseru, arrival ds on front, and redirected to Leribe, arrival 13/6. Orcadian F/F covers are SCARCE; Type 1 vignettes on F/F covers are RARE; and such covers carried to Basutoland are EXTREMELY RARE. The cover is in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 389

(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: £35.00
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: 442

(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: £30.00
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: 441

(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: £30.00
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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