Lot Number: 498

(New Zealand) First New Zealand acceptance via Sydney and Port Moresby for Wau, left Wellington 2/3 and connected with the Australian mail at Sydney 3/3 thence to Brisbane where it was forwarded by mail steamer to Port Moresby, the on arrival loaded aboard a Guinea Airways Ltd plane for Salamaua.  Airmail etiquette cover franked 1d NZ stamp canc 'Wellington NZ/FMB/2 Mar 1933' and 2d Australian stamp canc 'Air Mail Sydney NSW/7 MR 33', NZAMS expertisation hs verso. "Mail for Wau did not receive a backstamp", Walker, Vol 2, and also for detailed description..

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Date: 1933, Mar 2
Est. price: £75.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First New Zealand acceptance via Sydney and Port Moresby for Wau, left Wellington 2/3 and connected with the Australian mail at Sydney 3/3 thence to Brisbane where it was forwarded by mail steamer to Port Moresby, the on arrival loaded aboard a Guinea Airways Ltd plane for Salamaua. Airmail etiquette cover franked 1d NZ stamp canc 'Wellington NZ/FMB/2 Mar 1933' and 2d Australian stamp canc 'Air Mail Sydney NSW/7 MR 33', NZAMS expertisation hs verso. "Mail for Wau did not receive a backstamp", Walker, Vol 2, and also for detailed description..
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Lot Number: 497

(New Zealand) First New Zealand acceptance via Sydney and Port Moresby for Salamaua, left Wellington 2/3 and connected with the Australian mail at Sydney 3/3 thence to Brisbane where it was forwarded by mail steamer to Port Moresby, the on arrival loaded aboard a Guinea Airways Ltd plane for Salamaua.  Airmail etiquette cover franked 1d NZ stamp canc 'Wellington NZ/FMB/2 Mar 1933' and 2d Australian stamp canc 'Air Mail Sydney NSW/7 MR 33', bs 24/3, NZAMS expertisation hs verso. For detailed description see Walker, Vol 2.

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Date: 1933, Mar 2
Est. price: £75.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First New Zealand acceptance via Sydney and Port Moresby for Salamaua, left Wellington 2/3 and connected with the Australian mail at Sydney 3/3 thence to Brisbane where it was forwarded by mail steamer to Port Moresby, the on arrival loaded aboard a Guinea Airways Ltd plane for Salamaua. Airmail etiquette cover franked 1d NZ stamp canc 'Wellington NZ/FMB/2 Mar 1933' and 2d Australian stamp canc 'Air Mail Sydney NSW/7 MR 33', bs 24/3, NZAMS expertisation hs verso. For detailed description see Walker, Vol 2.
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Lot Number: 593

(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: £175.00
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: 107

(Bahamas) First acceptance from BAHAMAS for CANADA, bs Montreal 6/1/, for carriage on F/F FAM7 Resumed Daily Service from Nassau to Miami, franked Bahamas 6d, red three line "First daily Flight/Nassau to Miami/1930" cachet..

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Date: 1930, Jan 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Bahamas

Description: First acceptance from BAHAMAS for CANADA, bs Montreal 6/1/, for carriage on F/F FAM7 Resumed Daily Service from Nassau to Miami, franked Bahamas 6d, red three line "First daily Flight/Nassau to Miami/1930" cachet..
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Lot Number: 29

(Collections) Netherlands, eight first flights 1929- 39 comprising 1929 15/5 Aler & Smirnoff KLM first night flight (Berlin)-Rotterdam-London; 1933 9/12 attractive Pander Postjager souvenir card Hague to Makassar 26/12; 1934 20/10 Mac Robertson Air Race Holland to Sydney 26/10 special stamp and cachets KLM entry flown by Parmentier and Moll; 1934 15/12 Snip' Christmas flight Amsterdam to Paramibo 20/12 special stamp on souvenir cover; 1936 1/7 KLM Amsterdam to Doncaster 3/7 red/white/blue souvenir cover; 1938 28/6 Amsterdam to Sydney bs 5/7 and return KLM souvenir cover franked Netherlands & Australia stamps; 1938 27/6 Amsterdam to Manchester Ringway; 1939 23/5 Netherlands acceptance for Pan Am F/F Marseilles to New York bs 27/5. A lot worth examining, fine to very fine (photo on web site).

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Est. price: £65.00
Category: Collections

Description: Netherlands, eight first flights 1929- 39 comprising 1929 15/5 Aler & Smirnoff KLM first night flight (Berlin)-Rotterdam-London; 1933 9/12 attractive Pander Postjager souvenir card Hague to Makassar 26/12; 1934 20/10 Mac Robertson Air Race Holland to Sydney 26/10 special stamp and cachets KLM entry flown by Parmentier and Moll; 1934 15/12 Snip' Christmas flight Amsterdam to Paramibo 20/12 special stamp on souvenir cover; 1936 1/7 KLM Amsterdam to Doncaster 3/7 red/white/blue souvenir cover; 1938 28/6 Amsterdam to Sydney bs 5/7 and return KLM souvenir cover franked Netherlands & Australia stamps; 1938 27/6 Amsterdam to Manchester Ringway; 1939 23/5 Netherlands acceptance for Pan Am F/F Marseilles to New York bs 27/5. A lot worth examining, fine to very fine (photo on web site).
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Lot Number: 629

(Uganda) Kampala to Sydney, bs 21/12, via Cairo 10/12, 2,  official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/-  & 60c, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo 10/12 transit cds, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane. Addressed to, and correctly franked for, Rambang, NEI, but overflown to Sydney. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 5
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Uganda

Description: Kampala to Sydney, bs 21/12, via Cairo 10/12, 2, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- & 60c, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo 10/12 transit cds, to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane. Addressed to, and correctly franked for, Rambang, NEI, but overflown to Sydney. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 253

(GB External) England to Java, first acceptance of British mail for KLM service to the Dutch East Indies and Siam, Bugle, Cornwall to Batavia, bs Weltevreden 4/10,  registered (label) cover franked 1/7d inc (nine stamps inc six controls) canc Bugle cds with uncommon 'Registered/23 SP 30/St Austell, Cornwall, verso, ms 'First Flight London - Amsterdam-Batavia'. Superb example in fine condition with good routing. Image.

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Date: 1930, Sep 24
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Java, first acceptance of British mail for KLM service to the Dutch East Indies and Siam, Bugle, Cornwall to Batavia, bs Weltevreden 4/10, registered (label) cover franked 1/7d inc (nine stamps inc six controls) canc Bugle cds with uncommon 'Registered/23 SP 30/St Austell, Cornwall, verso, ms 'First Flight London - Amsterdam-Batavia'. Superb example in fine condition with good routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 250

(GB External) First GB acceptance for sea mail to Freemantle, Australia, then F/F over Australian Perth-Adelaide service, saving 4 days on the journey, Leicester to Sydney 8/6, via Perth 4/6, ms endorsement "Per 1st Air Mail London-Australia', black/ blue etiquette, registered (label) cover franked 9 1/2d ( 3d air fee + 1 1/2d basic rate + 5d registration) canc Ibstock cds and purple hooded London Reg ds verso. Great routing.

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Date: 1929, May 8
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: First GB acceptance for sea mail to Freemantle, Australia, then F/F over Australian Perth-Adelaide service, saving 4 days on the journey, Leicester to Sydney 8/6, via Perth 4/6, ms endorsement "Per 1st Air Mail London-Australia', black/ blue etiquette, registered (label) cover franked 9 1/2d ( 3d air fee + 1 1/2d basic rate + 5d registration) canc Ibstock cds and purple hooded London Reg ds verso. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 132

(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: 225

(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: 321

(GB Internal) 'The Thurso Air Mail Mystery'. An acceptance of mail fromThurso for the accelerated service to Wick by train or omnibus then OAT by the mail carrying planes of Highland Airways. Thurso 23/11 to Kirkwall 24/11 via Wick, posted in Thurso on 23/11, then carried from Wick to Kirkwall 24/12 on the same day that Allied Airways flew the first mail from Aberdeen to Sumbrugh airport in the Shetlands, Although the Allied AW plane called at Thurso, no mail was collected because of the existing contract between the PO and Highland AW. A nice brain teaser for the judges. See Redgrove p50. Image.

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Date: 1937, Nov 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: 'The Thurso Air Mail Mystery'. An acceptance of mail fromThurso for the accelerated service to Wick by train or omnibus then OAT by the mail carrying planes of Highland Airways. Thurso 23/11 to Kirkwall 24/11 via Wick, posted in Thurso on 23/11, then carried from Wick to Kirkwall 24/12 on the same day that Allied Airways flew the first mail from Aberdeen to Sumbrugh airport in the Shetlands, Although the Allied AW plane called at Thurso, no mail was collected because of the existing contract between the PO and Highland AW. A nice brain teaser for the judges. See Redgrove p50. Image.
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Lot Number: 315

(GB Internal) Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Printed Patrick cover as illustrated Beith p9. First official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.

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Date: 1935, Mar 25
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Printed Patrick cover as illustrated Beith p9. First official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.
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Lot Number: 392

(Ireland) Uncommon acceptance of mail from Ireland for carriage on the Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Ireland

Description: Uncommon acceptance of mail from Ireland for carriage on the Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Image.
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Lot Number: 191

(China) Acceptance from Canton for the Pan Am F/F Hong Kong to Manila 29/4, attractive 'twin globe' Licheson registered (label) airmail 'China-USA' and 'Inaurgural Clipper Flight/Canton-Manila' cover franked 85c, grey/black airmail etiquette tied by fine strike official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, also official purple 'Received Manila 1937 cachet on front. 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 Manila 29/4, attractive 'twin globe' Licheson registered (label) airmail 'China-USA' and 'Inaurgural Clipper Flight/Canton-Manila' cover franked 85c, grey/black airmail etiquette tied by fine strike official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, also official purple 'Received Manila 1937 cachet on front. Dispatches from Canton are much scarcer than those from Shanghai. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 613

(Switzerland) Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Bern-Marseilles-New York, bs 27/5, via Marseille 24/5, registered (label) cover franked  1F65 canc Bern cds, ms '1ier Vol Marseille-USA't, official red cachet on front.  Image.

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

Description: Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Bern-Marseilles-New York, bs 27/5, via Marseille 24/5, registered (label) cover franked 1F65 canc Bern cds, ms '1ier Vol Marseille-USA't, official red cachet on front. Image.
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Lot Number: 432

(Netherlands) Netherlands acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille to New York, bs 27/5, Marseilles 24/5, red flight cachet, dark blue/white etiquette, plain cover franked 40c canc Maurik cds.

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

Description: Netherlands acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille to New York, bs 27/5, Marseilles 24/5, red flight cachet, dark blue/white etiquette, plain cover franked 40c canc Maurik cds.
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Lot Number: 111

(Bechuanaland) Serowe to New Zealand via Cairo 10/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for New Zealand 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, plain cover correctly franked 1/8d, canc Serowe 1 Dec 34 cds. By sea from Brisbane to Auckland. Very scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: Serowe to New Zealand via Cairo 10/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for New Zealand 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, plain cover correctly franked 1/8d, canc Serowe 1 Dec 34 cds. By sea from Brisbane to Auckland. Very scarce.
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Lot Number: 403

(Kenya) Kisumu to Australia, bs Darwin 19/12, via Cairo 10/12, 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 IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and  90c.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Kisumu to Australia, bs Darwin 19/12, via Cairo 10/12, 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 IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/- and 90c.
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Lot Number: 275

(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: £35.00
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: 265

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for Calcutta, bs 11/10, carried on Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc London/Air Mail/1 Oct 32 cds, typed "By First Imperial Airways/service over new route to/India"Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrain". Signed by Stephen Smith, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1932, Oct 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for Calcutta, bs 11/10, carried on Imperial Airways, alternative route through Trucial States, London to Karachi, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, canc London/Air Mail/1 Oct 32 cds, typed "By First Imperial Airways/service over new route to/India"Per First Indian Air Mail/Via Bahrain". Signed by Stephen Smith, Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 251

(GB External) GB acceptance for Sweden, carried on the return of the F/F ABA Malmo-Amsterdam night flight, airmail etiquette cover, franked GBUPU 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d canc London 27 Jun cds, black circular official flight cachet and large framed 'map' cachet..

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Date: 1929, Jun 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: GB acceptance for Sweden, carried on the return of the F/F ABA Malmo-Amsterdam night flight, airmail etiquette cover, franked GBUPU 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d canc London 27 Jun cds, black circular official flight cachet and large framed 'map' cachet..
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Lot Number: 84

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Northern Rhodesia, Kew to Broken Hill, bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air 'OS' opt, 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. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Northern Rhodesia, Kew to Broken Hill, bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air 'OS' opt, 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. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 88

(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 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £55.00
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 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. 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.
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Lot Number: 89

(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: £85.00
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: 87

(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: £70.00
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: 85

(Australia) 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: £150.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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: 86

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney 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: £100.00
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, Sydney 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: 215

(Denmark) Copenhagen to Malang, Java, NEI, via Munich 20/10 and Soember 4/11, Denmark acceptance for carriage on the KKM Amsterdam to Batavia service, airmail etiquete cover franked 1K5o, canc Copenhagen cds. Great routing.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Denmark

Description: Copenhagen to Malang, Java, NEI, via Munich 20/10 and Soember 4/11, Denmark acceptance for carriage on the KKM Amsterdam to Batavia service, airmail etiquete cover franked 1K5o, canc Copenhagen cds. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 246

(GB External) 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 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: £75.00
Category: GB External

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 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: 506

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. 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, Jul 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. 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: 508

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 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 connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. 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 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 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 connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. 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: 509

(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: 257

(GB External) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to McGill University, franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, May 08
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB External

Description: St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, London-Rimouski-Montreal, first acceptance of British airmails for the Canadian route, London to Montreal, no arrival ds, imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to McGill University, franked 2 1/2d, canc London/Air Mail cds. Correctly rated 2 1/2d for the inclusive fee. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 247

(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: £55.00
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: 112

(Belgian Congo) FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL FOR SWITZERLAND, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL FOR SWITZERLAND, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 198

(Concorde) Guernsey acceptance for carriage on the inaugural transatlantic flight London to Washington, bs 24/5, illustrated souvenir cover franked Guernsey 11p, canc Guernsey 22 MY 76 cds, green framed 'Guernsey-London'  and blue framed 'London-Washington' flight cachets.

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Date: 1976, May 23
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Concorde

Description: Guernsey acceptance for carriage on the inaugural transatlantic flight London to Washington, bs 24/5, illustrated souvenir cover franked Guernsey 11p, canc Guernsey 22 MY 76 cds, green framed 'Guernsey-London' and blue framed 'London-Washington' flight cachets.
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Lot Number: 590

(South Africa) Imperial Airways first acceptance of mail from South Africa for Canada for carriage on the inaugural Cape Town-London service, Cape Town to Halifax, no arrival ds, scarcer blue/orange/cream Robertson souvenir cover, franked 1/3d, red double bar Jusqu'a to indicate termination of flight in London, carried by air from Cape-London, then surface to destination.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways first acceptance of mail from South Africa for Canada for carriage on the inaugural Cape Town-London service, Cape Town to Halifax, no arrival ds, scarcer blue/orange/cream Robertson souvenir cover, franked 1/3d, red double bar Jusqu'a to indicate termination of flight in London, carried by air from Cape-London, then surface to destination.
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Lot Number: 267

(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: £75.00
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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