Lot Number: 315

(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: 302

(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: 244

(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: 210

(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: 202

(Ireland) RARE FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF IRISH MAIL FOR THE CAIRO-BAGHDAD-BASRAH SERVICE, Irish 1d PSC with additional 2 1/2d, canc Baile Atha Cliath/5 Jan/27 cds, addressed to the Anglo ersian Oil Co, Abadan, bs 15 Jan 27, pink 'Per 1st Air Mail Extension/Baghdad to Basrah', and
blue black Irish P25 airmail etiquette. Listed #27.02 in Newall but no value assigned due to rarity.

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Date: 1927, Jan 5
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Ireland

Description: RARE FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF IRISH MAIL FOR THE CAIRO-BAGHDAD-BASRAH SERVICE, Irish 1d PSC with additional 2 1/2d, canc Baile Atha Cliath/5 Jan/27 cds, addressed to the Anglo ersian Oil Co, Abadan, bs 15 Jan 27, pink 'Per 1st Air Mail Extension/Baghdad to Basrah', and blue black Irish P25 airmail etiquette. Listed #27.02 in Newall but no value assigned due to rarity.
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Lot Number: 204

(Ireland) IRISH ACCEPTANCE for the first LONDON-BAGHDAD leg of the inaugural IAW service to India, Irish 1/2d PSC, prepared by Smye with additional 3d and 1 1/2d stamps, canc Baile Atha Cliath 27 MR 1929, and bs Baghdad 5 APR 29. Rare item in fine condition.

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Date: 1929, Mar 29
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Ireland

Description: IRISH ACCEPTANCE for the first LONDON-BAGHDAD leg of the inaugural IAW service to India, Irish 1/2d PSC, prepared by Smye with additional 3d and 1 1/2d stamps, canc Baile Atha Cliath 27 MR 1929, and bs Baghdad 5 APR 29. Rare item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 203

(Ireland) IRELAND TO CORSICA, French Air Union's first acceptance of British mail for the direct London-Marseilles-Ajaccio service , bs 17/5. The special airmail rate for mail flown on this service to the South of  France, departments of Bouche du Rhone, Var and Alpes Martimes was 3d per 1/2oz.  For other parts of France, including this rare cover to Corsica, the special rate was 4d per 1.2 oz. Grey green cover prepared by Smye, franked 4d + 1/2d, canc Baile Atha Cliath 14 MY 29. See Newall #29.07b. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1927, May 14
Est. price: £375.00
Category: Ireland

Description: IRELAND TO CORSICA, French Air Union's first acceptance of British mail for the direct London-Marseilles-Ajaccio service , bs 17/5. The special airmail rate for mail flown on this service to the South of France, departments of Bouche du Rhone, Var and Alpes Martimes was 3d per 1/2oz. For other parts of France, including this rare cover to Corsica, the special rate was 4d per 1.2 oz. Grey green cover prepared by Smye, franked 4d + 1/2d, canc Baile Atha Cliath 14 MY 29. See Newall #29.07b. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 163

(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: 157

(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: 138

(GB External) Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs Hamilton 8 Jun 39, for carriage on F/F Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette under franked cover with KGVI 1/3d, canc Liverpool cds, black four line "Pan American Airways/First Transatlantic Airmail/Southern Route/via Bermuda, Azores and Portugal", and black two line "First Official Airmail/Despatch from Gt. Britain". Cover was returned to sender in Liverpool where GB 1/- postage due stamp was applied, canc by Liverpool cds, and black "1/-" hs. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#39.1.

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Date: 1939, May 30
Est. price: £200.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs Hamilton 8 Jun 39, for carriage on F/F Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette under franked cover with KGVI 1/3d, canc Liverpool cds, black four line "Pan American Airways/First Transatlantic Airmail/Southern Route/via Bermuda, Azores and Portugal", and black two line "First Official Airmail/Despatch from Gt. Britain". Cover was returned to sender in Liverpool where GB 1/- postage due stamp was applied, canc by Liverpool cds, and black "1/-" hs. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#39.1.
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Lot Number: 106

(GB External) Scarce dispatch from Nottingham Philatelic Congress to Abadan b/s, via Basra 30 Jun 27 cds, acceptance of UK mail for the recently opened Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, 1/2d PSE with additional 1 1/2d x2, canc fine strike special Congress cancellation, endorsed ms "Special despatch from/Philatelic Congress'. Mounted on album leaf with small coloured map of the Cairo-Baghdad leg.

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Date: 1927, Jan 6
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: Scarce dispatch from Nottingham Philatelic Congress to Abadan b/s, via Basra 30 Jun 27 cds, acceptance of UK mail for the recently opened Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, 1/2d PSE with additional 1 1/2d x2, canc fine strike special Congress cancellation, endorsed ms "Special despatch from/Philatelic Congress'. Mounted on album leaf with small coloured map of the Cairo-Baghdad leg.
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Lot Number: 112

(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: 60

(Bermuda) POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 6 Jul 39, via Southampton (28/6), for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN NORTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/24 Jun 39,  ms "P.A.Airways/Northern Route". At Southampton transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service DS 210 and carried to W. Halfa by Cariolanus and on to Durban by Cassiopeia, see Wingent p173. Ms verso '13 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa via the Northern Service 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 24
Est. price: £850.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 6 Jul 39, via Southampton (28/6), for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN NORTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/24 Jun 39, ms "P.A.Airways/Northern Route". At Southampton transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service DS 210 and carried to W. Halfa by Cariolanus and on to Durban by Cassiopeia, see Wingent p173. Ms verso '13 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa via the Northern Service 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: 59

(Bermuda) SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, airmail cover franked 2/- key plate canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, typed 'First Air Mail from Bermuda to Europe via USA. June 9th'. Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'. Ms verso '5 recorded'. SCARCE with 2/- key plate.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, airmail cover franked 2/- key plate canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, typed 'First Air Mail from Bermuda to Europe via USA. June 9th'. Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'. Ms verso '5 recorded'. SCARCE with 2/- key plate.
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Lot Number: 63

(Bermuda) VERY RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF CANADIAN MAIL FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, via New York bs 6/8, St George's Bermuda 10/8 confirms delivery, airmail etiquette cover franked 15c, canc Montreal 6/8 cds, ms 'Imperial Airways/Northern Route/Canada to Bermuda via USA'. We have not seen this cover before in 20 years, and it is not listed by W.J.Clark in his Airmails of Bermuda which he published in 1990.

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Date: 1939, Aug 6
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: VERY RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF CANADIAN MAIL FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, via New York bs 6/8, St George's Bermuda 10/8 confirms delivery, airmail etiquette cover franked 15c, canc Montreal 6/8 cds, ms 'Imperial Airways/Northern Route/Canada to Bermuda via USA'. We have not seen this cover before in 20 years, and it is not listed by W.J.Clark in his Airmails of Bermuda which he published in 1990.
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Lot Number: 41

(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: £15.00
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: 40

(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: 37

(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: 27

(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: £80.00
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: 32

(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: £60.00
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: 28

(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: £80.00
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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