Lot Number: 422

(Ephemera) BEA Airway letter stamps; 50th anniversary Hendon-Windsor 11d corner pair 9/9/61, and 1/-, 1/8d and 2/7d set of three, issued 4/10/61. Lightly mounted on album leaf.

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Date: Various other
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA Airway letter stamps; 50th anniversary Hendon-Windsor 11d corner pair 9/9/61, and 1/-, 1/8d and 2/7d set of three, issued 4/10/61. Lightly mounted on album leaf.
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Lot Number: 405

(Ephemera) Air France Christmas/New Year reduced rate 'Air France/dans tous les ciels' greetings postcard franked 8c and flown Hanoi to Paris, bs 11/1, via Marseille 10/1, and bearing the text (in French) " to benefit from the reduced rate this postcard must consist only of wishes, congratulations, thanks, compliments or condolences expressed in five words or less".

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Air France Christmas/New Year reduced rate 'Air France/dans tous les ciels' greetings postcard franked 8c and flown Hanoi to Paris, bs 11/1, via Marseille 10/1, and bearing the text (in French) " to benefit from the reduced rate this postcard must consist only of wishes, congratulations, thanks, compliments or condolences expressed in five words or less".
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Lot Number: 397

(Ephemera) 'Colombia' Transatlantic Flight, 9/10/1930, two original photographs, 10x15cm, taken by local photographer, 'Errol Boyd in business suit standing by plane on the beach at Treso' , and 'On the wing refuelling the plane@.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: 'Colombia' Transatlantic Flight, 9/10/1930, two original photographs, 10x15cm, taken by local photographer, 'Errol Boyd in business suit standing by plane on the beach at Treso' , and 'On the wing refuelling the plane@.
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Lot Number: 378

(Ephemera) BEA 'Sovereign Service', three dinner menus and one 'In-flight Shop' brochure. Image.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA 'Sovereign Service', three dinner menus and one 'In-flight Shop' brochure. Image.
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Lot Number: 379

(Ephemera) BEA, Dress and Deportment Manuals for Stewards, and Stewardesses, each 12pp and 15x10cm.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BEA, Dress and Deportment Manuals for Stewards, and Stewardesses, each 12pp and 15x10cm.
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Lot Number: 392

(Ephemera) The London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, invitation card for the opening of the exhibition by the marquess of Londonderry, Secretary of State forAair on Monday the 7th of May 1934. It bears the Apex commemorative postmark and the yellow cache used on the first day of the exhibition.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, invitation card for the opening of the exhibition by the marquess of Londonderry, Secretary of State forAair on Monday the 7th of May 1934. It bears the Apex commemorative postmark and the yellow cache used on the first day of the exhibition.
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Lot Number: 413

(Ephemera) Henri Salmet in the cockpit of his Bleriot monoplane taken during the Daily Mail Circuit of Britain 1912, postally used B&W PPC bearing a facsimile signature of the pilot on front, and message verso.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Henri Salmet in the cockpit of his Bleriot monoplane taken during the Daily Mail Circuit of Britain 1912, postally used B&W PPC bearing a facsimile signature of the pilot on front, and message verso.
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Lot Number: 228

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, DURBAN TO NEW YORK, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN79 left Jo'burg one day late on 8/9 and arrived London 19/9, and then on by sea to New York 28/9 (dated private arrival hs). A further day was lost at Beaufort West because of very bad weather but the City of Jodhpur had made up time when it arrived at Kisumu and thereafter, by only making a 'one night stop' (at Broken Hill) instead of the normal two (by overflying Salisbury and Mbeya), the schedule was regained and the cover arrived in London on schedule. Capt Wilson flew Jo'burg to Broken Hill then Capt Caspareuthus took over to Kisumu (ref 
The Cape Argus, date unknown). Corner cover RATED 2/6 (6d, 1/- x2), airmail 
etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London. One other cover is known.

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Date: 1932, Sep 16
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, DURBAN TO NEW YORK, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN79 left Jo'burg one day late on 8/9 and arrived London 19/9, and then on by sea to New York 28/9 (dated private arrival hs). A further day was lost at Beaufort West because of very bad weather but the City of Jodhpur had made up time when it arrived at Kisumu and thereafter, by only making a 'one night stop' (at Broken Hill) instead of the normal two (by overflying Salisbury and Mbeya), the schedule was regained and the cover arrived in London on schedule. Capt Wilson flew Jo'burg to Broken Hill then Capt Caspareuthus took over to Kisumu (ref The Cape Argus, date unknown). Corner cover RATED 2/6 (6d, 1/- x2), airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London. One other cover is known.
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Lot Number: 225

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Kenya To France, NAIROBI TO SAINT MARS DE CUTAIS by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN20 which left Kisumu 22 July, arriving Athens 26 July (b/s), then on by surface, delivered 31 July Saint Mars de Cutais (b/s). Plain etiquette cover RATED 75c (5c, 10c,20c x3),  bears a rare Type 13 Kenya/Uganda instructional handstamp 'Air Fee Prepaid/To Europe' (Colley reports only ever having seen one, used in 1947, p65). Flight interrupted because the mail for Europe had to be sorted again in Athens as well as Alexandria. Thereafter, for all future flights, it was arranged that all correspondence for Europe would be in a direct mail for 
Athens. One other cover is known.

 


Athens.  A copy of an explanatory letter from PO included with this item. No
other mail is known.

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Date: 1931, Jul 20
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, Kenya To France, NAIROBI TO SAINT MARS DE CUTAIS by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN20 which left Kisumu 22 July, arriving Athens 26 July (b/s), then on by surface, delivered 31 July Saint Mars de Cutais (b/s). Plain etiquette cover RATED 75c (5c, 10c,20c x3), bears a rare Type 13 Kenya/Uganda instructional handstamp 'Air Fee Prepaid/To Europe' (Colley reports only ever having seen one, used in 1947, p65). Flight interrupted because the mail for Europe had to be sorted again in Athens as well as Alexandria. Thereafter, for all future flights, it was arranged that all correspondence for Europe would be in a direct mail for Athens. One other cover is known. Athens. A copy of an explanatory letter from PO included with this item. No other mail is known.
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Lot Number: 195

(GB Internal) F/F  Irish sea night air mail service, Belfast to Manchester, special cachet, arrival cds, franked with BEA 6d letter stamp, plain cover, POA, only 150 flown, Aer Lingus

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Date: 1951, Mar 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F Irish sea night air mail service, Belfast to Manchester, special cachet, arrival cds, franked with BEA 6d letter stamp, plain cover, POA, only 150 flown, Aer Lingus
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Lot Number: 190

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, Cross cover franked 11/2d with special red/blue vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, Cross cover franked 11/2d with special red/blue vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43. Image.
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Lot Number: 198

(GB Internal) BEA airway letter labels, complete set 10d, 1/5d, 2/2d, violet 'boxed 27th June 1956/Renfrew' airport cachet, on plain cover franked 2 1/2d, flown on day of issue from Renfrew-London, POA Hounslow 27/6, see Lister p26.

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Date: 1956, Jun 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA airway letter labels, complete set 10d, 1/5d, 2/2d, violet 'boxed 27th June 1956/Renfrew' airport cachet, on plain cover franked 2 1/2d, flown on day of issue from Renfrew-London, POA Hounslow 27/6, see Lister p26.
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Lot Number: 200

(GB Internal) First  decimal day cover franked BEA 18p,21p and26p, canc British European Airways/Edinburgh/15 Feb 1971, flown  Edinburgh to London, also bears fine strike "Flown During/15 Feb 1971/Postal Strike" postmark.

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Date: 1971, Feb 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First decimal day cover franked BEA 18p,21p and26p, canc British European Airways/Edinburgh/15 Feb 1971, flown Edinburgh to London, also bears fine strike "Flown During/15 Feb 1971/Postal Strike" postmark.
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Lot Number: 193

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Liverpool, BEA ?All-up Service? cover.

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Date: 1947, Sep 28
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Liverpool, BEA ?All-up Service? cover.
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Lot Number: 197

(GB Internal) British European Airways letter labels, sixth issue, 27th June 1954, official cover flown Glasgow to London bearing the set of 3 air letter stamps, also unmounted mint set of three 10d, 1/5d and 2/2d.

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Date: 1954, Jun 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: British European Airways letter labels, sixth issue, 27th June 1954, official cover flown Glasgow to London bearing the set of 3 air letter stamps, also unmounted mint set of three 10d, 1/5d and 2/2d.
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Lot Number: 185

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

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Date: 1934, Jun 6
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.
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Lot Number: 199

(GB Internal) Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Belfast to Liverpool,  POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in blue.

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Date: 1964, Dec 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Belfast to Liverpool, POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in blue.
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Lot Number: 194

(GB Internal) A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page).

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Date: 1948, Jun 14
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page).
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Lot Number: 196

(GB Internal) BEA increase air letter rate to 8d, umm set of 3, two original B&W PPC's showing BEA 'Elizabethan' class, and 'Viscount' Discovery class in flight. Also BEA circular 'Silver Wing Service' baggage label.
All nicely laid out on a one page display card.

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Date: 1953, Nov 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA increase air letter rate to 8d, umm set of 3, two original B&W PPC's showing BEA 'Elizabethan' class, and 'Viscount' Discovery class in flight. Also BEA circular 'Silver Wing Service' baggage label. All nicely laid out on a one page display card.
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Lot Number: 178

(GB External) Edinburgh to New York , mixed franking KG VI 6d air letter, posted on arrival in London canc Kensington 8 Dec/1951 airletter , also green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with ms (+1) tied by black framed violet three line 'BEA/ 6 Dec 1951/Edinburgh 2' hs (see Lister, p14).  US violet  US 'Not Called For' and framed  'Undelivered for Reason Stated/Return to Sender' hs's. applied in New York. Rated 1/- overall, carried BEA from Edinburgh to London then OAT to New York, then returned to sender. An interesting one for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1951, Dec 6
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Edinburgh to New York , mixed franking KG VI 6d air letter, posted on arrival in London canc Kensington 8 Dec/1951 airletter , also green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with ms (+1) tied by black framed violet three line 'BEA/ 6 Dec 1951/Edinburgh 2' hs (see Lister, p14). US violet US 'Not Called For' and framed 'Undelivered for Reason Stated/Return to Sender' hs's. applied in New York. Rated 1/- overall, carried BEA from Edinburgh to London then OAT to New York, then returned to sender. An interesting one for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 177

(GB External) First Post War Resumption of "All Up Mail" to Europe, London to Helsinki, franked 3d (first class mail without surcharge), official red "winged/3d" cachet,  BEA.

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Date: 1948, Jul 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First Post War Resumption of "All Up Mail" to Europe, London to Helsinki, franked 3d (first class mail without surcharge), official red "winged/3d" cachet, BEA.
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Lot Number: 169

(GB External) H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.

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Date: 1936, May 3
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.
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Lot Number: 59

(Australia) Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

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Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.
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Lot Number: 8

(Airship) USS Macon (ZR5), blue frame "US Macon/Manoeuvres in Caribbean Sea/Fleet Problem XV" cachet, magenta USSS Dahlgreen canc, M Sussman with Hax Cuts, 30 made.

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Date: 1934, May 6
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Airship

Description: USS Macon (ZR5), blue frame "US Macon/Manoeuvres in Caribbean Sea/Fleet Problem XV" cachet, magenta USSS Dahlgreen canc, M Sussman with Hax Cuts, 30 made.
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