Lot Number: 88

(Australia) The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 6
Est. price: £250.00 £212.50
Category: Australia

Description: The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

Lot Number: 256

(GB External) World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, cover embossed 'Stanley Gibbons/London' on flap, franked 1/3d, typed 'First British War Time/Service to Lisbon', airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1940, May 31
Est. price: £40.00 £34.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, cover embossed 'Stanley Gibbons/London' on flap, franked 1/3d, typed 'First British War Time/Service to Lisbon', airmail etiquette.

Lot Number: 258

(GB External) World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, franked 1/3d, canc Newport 3 Jun 1940 cds, fine large label "First Air Mail/England-Lisbon/Connecting with Pan American Airways Trans-Atlantic Service". As illustrated p192 Bergier. A Phillips, Newport, authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1940, Jun 04
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, franked 1/3d, canc Newport 3 Jun 1940 cds, fine large label "First Air Mail/England-Lisbon/Connecting with Pan American Airways Trans-Atlantic Service". As illustrated p192 Bergier. A Phillips, Newport, authentication hs verso.

Lot Number: 263

(GB External) WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jul 9
Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: GB External

Description: WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

Lot Number: 264

(GB External) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

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Date: 1941, Oct 17
Est. price: £60.00 £51.00
Category: GB External

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

Lot Number: 265

(GB External) World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-,  canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route',  sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated  5/-  at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India.  Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air.  A great item, full of history.

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Date: 1941, Dec 2
Est. price: £225.00 £191.25
Category: GB External

Description: World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-, canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated 5/- at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India. Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air. A great item, full of history.

Lot Number: 349

(Gold Coast) American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. Crossed the Atlantic twice by air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 23
Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: Gold Coast

Description: American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. Crossed the Atlantic twice by air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.

Lot Number: 432

(Malaya) Johore-Cairo-London, early WW II censored airmail  to passenger aboard ship, franked 55c Johore stamps canc Segamat cds, correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Cairo service 5/9/39-8/5/41 addressed to MV Glenapp, Shipping Agents, Port Said, bs 20/4, via Cairo 19/4, Egyptian censor mark, then re-directed to London 18/5. Violet boxed Singapore "PassedBy/14/Censor". The ship was a Glen Line vessel which survived the war. Ironed horizontal crease and top edge damage, mostly verso.

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Date: 1940, Apr 11
Est. price: £45.00 £38.25
Category: Malaya

Description: Johore-Cairo-London, early WW II censored airmail to passenger aboard ship, franked 55c Johore stamps canc Segamat cds, correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Cairo service 5/9/39-8/5/41 addressed to MV Glenapp, Shipping Agents, Port Said, bs 20/4, via Cairo 19/4, Egyptian censor mark, then re-directed to London 18/5. Violet boxed Singapore "PassedBy/14/Censor". The ship was a Glen Line vessel which survived the war. Ironed horizontal crease and top edge damage, mostly verso.

Lot Number: 433

(Malaya) WWII censored cover, Penang to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for the BOAC Eastern Penang-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Penang/Malaya' cds', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,

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Date: 1940, May 16
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Malaya

Description: WWII censored cover, Penang to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for the BOAC Eastern Penang-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Penang/Malaya' cds', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,

Lot Number: 456

(New Zealand) Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item in fine condition. Image,

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Date: 1940, Aug 28
Est. price: £175.00 £148.75
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item in fine condition. Image,

Lot Number: 559

(Sierra Leone) World War II censored registered (hs) air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1/6d canc Freetown oval ds, violet Sierra Leone octagonal crown over Passed/QQ censor mark, typed"Air Mail" on flap, blue/pale blue etiquette. Likely carried in BOAC flying boat 'Catalina' along the African West Coast route from Lagos,and  round Cape Verde and the Canaries, with occasional stops at Freetown and Bathurst.. See Boyle p 721.

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Date: 1942, Dec 22
Est. price: £12.00 £10.20
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: World War II censored registered (hs) air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1/6d canc Freetown oval ds, violet Sierra Leone octagonal crown over Passed/QQ censor mark, typed"Air Mail" on flap, blue/pale blue etiquette. Likely carried in BOAC flying boat 'Catalina' along the African West Coast route from Lagos,and round Cape Verde and the Canaries, with occasional stops at Freetown and Bathurst.. See Boyle p 721.

Lot Number: 566

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to Karachi, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Karachi-Cairo-Durban-London (Horseshoe) service, canc Singapore cds, violet framed Singapore 'Passed by Censor/A' hs, opened by Karachi censor and sealed India red/brown OBC /Crown censor tape tied by black Karachi triangular 'Passed By Censor B 31 with crown' censor mark.

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Date: 1939, Oct 17
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to Karachi, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Karachi-Cairo-Durban-London (Horseshoe) service, canc Singapore cds, violet framed Singapore 'Passed by Censor/A' hs, opened by Karachi censor and sealed India red/brown OBC /Crown censor tape tied by black Karachi triangular 'Passed By Censor B 31 with crown' censor mark.

Lot Number: 569

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.

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Date: 1940, Feb 13
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.

Lot Number: 570

(Singapore) Last BOAC flight before transfer of  the direct Singapore-Cairo-Southampton route to the Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton (Horseshoe) route, WWII navy censored cover, Singapore to England, plain cover correctly rated 55c, red framed 'Passed By/Naval/Censor'.

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Date: 1940, Apr 27
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Singapore

Description: Last BOAC flight before transfer of the direct Singapore-Cairo-Southampton route to the Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton (Horseshoe) route, WWII navy censored cover, Singapore to England, plain cover correctly rated 55c, red framed 'Passed By/Naval/Censor'.

Lot Number: 581

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.

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Date: 1941, Sep 30
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.