Lot Number: 142

(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: 130

(GB External) First acceptance for an England to England 'Round The World' flight for carriage on the F/F of the Inaugural Pan Am FAM18 Northern trans Atlantic flight posted Southampton 29/6 to New York, then posted New York 11/7 to Hong Kong by US internal air service to San Francisco and Pan Am FAM14 China Clipper to Hong Kong ,then posted Victoria/Hong Kong 20/7 to England by Imperial Airways on the Empire 'All Up' scheme to London. Souvenir folding envelope, four printed fronts and four backs, franked GB 1/3d on front 1, US 75c on front 2 and Hong Kong 15c on front 3. Front 4 is unaddressed.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance for an England to England 'Round The World' flight for carriage on the F/F of the Inaugural Pan Am FAM18 Northern trans Atlantic flight posted Southampton 29/6 to New York, then posted New York 11/7 to Hong Kong by US internal air service to San Francisco and Pan Am FAM14 China Clipper to Hong Kong ,then posted Victoria/Hong Kong 20/7 to England by Imperial Airways on the Empire 'All Up' scheme to London. Souvenir folding envelope, four printed fronts and four backs, franked GB 1/3d on front 1, US 75c on front 2 and Hong Kong 15c on front 3. Front 4 is unaddressed.
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Lot Number: 113

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1934, Nov 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 109

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Kimberley 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter to Wyndham franked 6d carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Kimberley 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter to Wyndham franked 6d carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 111

(GB External) LONDON TO WADI HALFA, bs 24/11, first acceptance of mail for Sudan, at the new 2d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 2d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Wadi Halfa. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Scarce item, difficult to find. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: LONDON TO WADI HALFA, bs 24/11, first acceptance of mail for Sudan, at the new 2d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 2d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Wadi Halfa. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Scarce item, difficult to find. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 108

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Kimberley 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter franked 6d carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Kimberley 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter franked 6d carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 112

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 3d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Faint bend top rh corner, just visible only from the back. See scan.

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Date: 1934, Nov 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 3d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Faint bend top rh corner, just visible only from the back. See scan.
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Lot Number: 97

(GB External) Imperial Airways/West Australian Airways,first British acceptance of reduced airmail PC's for LONDON TO AUSTRALIA, bs 9/9, flown by air from London to Karachi and from Adelaide to Perth. PC franked 4d ( correctly rated for the new PC air mail rate). Flown on IAW eastbound service IE177 by Horatius & Hengist to Brindisi, Satyrus to Cairo and Hannibal to Karachi. This service carried the first dispatch of PC's from GB to Egypt, India, Iraq, Palestine, Persia and Australia at the new reduced air mail rate.  See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways Eastern Route 1931-1939, Vol 1, P Wingent, pub 1999. Lots of features and a great item for the exhibit.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/West Australian Airways,first British acceptance of reduced airmail PC's for LONDON TO AUSTRALIA, bs 9/9, flown by air from London to Karachi and from Adelaide to Perth. PC franked 4d ( correctly rated for the new PC air mail rate). Flown on IAW eastbound service IE177 by Horatius & Hengist to Brindisi, Satyrus to Cairo and Hannibal to Karachi. This service carried the first dispatch of PC's from GB to Egypt, India, Iraq, Palestine, Persia and Australia at the new reduced air mail rate. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways Eastern Route 1931-1939, Vol 1, P Wingent, pub 1999. Lots of features and a great item for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 101

(GB External) GB to NEW ZEALAND, Imperial Airways/West Australian Airways, first British acceptance of reduced airmail PC's for New Zealand. LONDON to TIMARU, bs 16/9. By air, Horatius & Hengist to Brindisi, Satyrus to Cairo and Hannibal to Karachi (via Tiberias), then surface to New Zealand. PC franked 3d, flown on IAW eastbound service IE177 which carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB to India at the new reduced 3d air mail rate.  See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways Eastern Route 1931-1939, Vol 1, P Wingent, pp 79,80, pub 1999. Great item for the exhibit.

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Date: 1932, Aug 11
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: GB to NEW ZEALAND, Imperial Airways/West Australian Airways, first British acceptance of reduced airmail PC's for New Zealand. LONDON to TIMARU, bs 16/9. By air, Horatius & Hengist to Brindisi, Satyrus to Cairo and Hannibal to Karachi (via Tiberias), then surface to New Zealand. PC franked 3d, flown on IAW eastbound service IE177 which carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB to India at the new reduced 3d air mail rate. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways Eastern Route 1931-1939, Vol 1, P Wingent, pp 79,80, pub 1999. Great item for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 105

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of mail carried from England to Malta by the new Imperial Airways speeded up service, PC franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, bs Valletta MY 5/34, typed 'London-Malta, airmail etiquette, sent from Francis Field to Forbes-Bentley, also Francis Field authentication hs verso. See p19, Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle Paper 29, pub 2000. Not referenced in Wingent or Proud.. so definitely one or the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1934, May 4
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail carried from England to Malta by the new Imperial Airways speeded up service, PC franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, bs Valletta MY 5/34, typed 'London-Malta, airmail etiquette, sent from Francis Field to Forbes-Bentley, also Francis Field authentication hs verso. See p19, Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle Paper 29, pub 2000. Not referenced in Wingent or Proud.. so definitely one or the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 83

(Flying Boats) 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 Boats

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: 45

(Bermuda) SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, bs Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham/14 Jun 1939 cds over GB 1/2d confirms delivery, plain cover franked 2/- canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, blue two line "First All Air Mail/from Bermuda to England". Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, bs Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham/14 Jun 1939 cds over GB 1/2d confirms delivery, plain cover franked 2/- canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, blue two line "First All Air Mail/from Bermuda to England". Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'.
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Lot Number: 44

(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: £850.00
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: 47

(Bermuda) RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL TO ENGLAND FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, bs over GB 1/2d confirms delivery at 'Toll Bar Rotherham on 12/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 2/- KG VI keyplate stamp, canc St Georges/5 Aug 39, ms 'Imperial Airways/First Transatlantic Flight/Northern Route. This important dispatch was catalogued for the first time in 1990, when W.J. Clarke reported in his Airmails of Bermuda that he only knew of TWO such covers. We have only seen one in the last 20 years. This realised £500.00 in 2008.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL TO ENGLAND FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, bs over GB 1/2d confirms delivery at 'Toll Bar Rotherham on 12/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 2/- KG VI keyplate stamp, canc St Georges/5 Aug 39, ms 'Imperial Airways/First Transatlantic Flight/Northern Route. This important dispatch was catalogued for the first time in 1990, when W.J. Clarke reported in his Airmails of Bermuda that he only knew of TWO such covers. We have only seen one in the last 20 years. This realised £500.00 in 2008.
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Lot Number: 42

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for Pau (Pyrenees), 11/5 arrival cds on front, for carriage on the first night flight from Paris, canc Le Bourget, 10/5, PC franked 1Fm fine strike red framed flight cachet, red/cream triangular airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1939, May 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for Pau (Pyrenees), 11/5 arrival cds on front, for carriage on the first night flight from Paris, canc Le Bourget, 10/5, PC franked 1Fm fine strike red framed flight cachet, red/cream triangular airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 35

(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: £150.00
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: 24

(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: £50.00
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: 25

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, 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 Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' 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: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, 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 Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' 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: 23

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika 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: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika 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: 22

(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: £55.00
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: 19

(Australia) AUSTRALIA TO EGYPT, rare first acceptance  of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria 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: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: AUSTRALIA TO EGYPT, rare first acceptance of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria 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: 21

(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: £125.00
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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