Lot Number: 328

(Lebanon) LEBANON TO DANZIG, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 2/12 arriving Marseilles 4/12 December. Carried by flying boat  to Marseille, then OAT to Danzig via Berlin 5/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, typed 'Beyrouth-Danzig, very fine strike red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flugpostampt Danzig 5' receiver. Franked 20P for 7.50P ordinary and 9x P1.50 air fee.

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Date: 1932, Dec 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Lebanon

Description: LEBANON TO DANZIG, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 2/12 arriving Marseilles 4/12 December. Carried by flying boat to Marseille, then OAT to Danzig via Berlin 5/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, typed 'Beyrouth-Danzig, very fine strike red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flugpostampt Danzig 5' receiver. Franked 20P for 7.50P ordinary and 9x P1.50 air fee.
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Lot Number: 394

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Denmark to Tanganyika, COPENHAGEN to DAR es SALAAM. By DLH to Berlin bs 18/1, then train to Vienna, then DLH to Athens bs 19/1 where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS151 which left 19/1 (Helena) arriving Nairobi 24/1 (Amalthea) where transferred to Wilson Airways for same day delivery to Dar es Salaam bs 24/1. Etiquette cover franked 1K 16 ore. Minor non invasive top edge defect, see scan.Good routing.

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Date: 1934, Jan 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Denmark to Tanganyika, COPENHAGEN to DAR es SALAAM. By DLH to Berlin bs 18/1, then train to Vienna, then DLH to Athens bs 19/1 where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS151 which left 19/1 (Helena) arriving Nairobi 24/1 (Amalthea) where transferred to Wilson Airways for same day delivery to Dar es Salaam bs 24/1. Etiquette cover franked 1K 16 ore. Minor non invasive top edge defect, see scan.Good routing.
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Lot Number: 312

(Interruptions and Accidents) Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120  'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.

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Date: 1933, Jun 15
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120 'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.
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Lot Number: 311

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.

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Date: 1933, Jan 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.
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Lot Number: 390

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Accelerated service South West Africa to Germany, WINDHOEK TO BERLIN, carried on South West African Airways (SWAA) to KImberley, then by Imperial Airways African service AN93 which left Kimberley 14/12 on C.Delhi, arriving Kisumu 17/12, Khartoum 18/12 on C.Khartoum flying boat, Cairo 20/12 on C.Glasgow and Brindisi 22/12 on Scipio flying boat. Then on by surface to Berlin bs 24/12.The service operated one day early in order to arrive in UK in time for delivery of the Christmas mail. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/2d (1/- air +2d ordinary).

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Date: 1932, Dec 12
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Accelerated service South West Africa to Germany, WINDHOEK TO BERLIN, carried on South West African Airways (SWAA) to KImberley, then by Imperial Airways African service AN93 which left Kimberley 14/12 on C.Delhi, arriving Kisumu 17/12, Khartoum 18/12 on C.Khartoum flying boat, Cairo 20/12 on C.Glasgow and Brindisi 22/12 on Scipio flying boat. Then on by surface to Berlin bs 24/12.The service operated one day early in order to arrive in UK in time for delivery of the Christmas mail. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/2d (1/- air +2d ordinary).
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Lot Number: 387

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South West Africa To Germany, OMARU TO GMUND. Posted Omaru 4/10 cds, then carried by South West African Airways  (SWAA) via Windhoek ds 6/10 to Kimberley ds 11/10 where it transferred to the Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN84 which left Kimberley 12/10 and arrived London 23/10, via Juba 17/10 on C.Delhi, Khartoum on C.Alexandria flying boat, Alexandria on C.Glasg, and Brindisi on Sylvanus flying boat, and  OAT to Berlin  24/10, delivered 25 Gmund ds 25/. Plain cover RATED 1/-. SWAA was the first commercial air service in South West Africa. It operated from 1930 until 1935, when it was taken over by South African Airways (SAA).

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Date: 1932, Oct 4
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South West Africa To Germany, OMARU TO GMUND. Posted Omaru 4/10 cds, then carried by South West African Airways (SWAA) via Windhoek ds 6/10 to Kimberley ds 11/10 where it transferred to the Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN84 which left Kimberley 12/10 and arrived London 23/10, via Juba 17/10 on C.Delhi, Khartoum on C.Alexandria flying boat, Alexandria on C.Glasg, and Brindisi on Sylvanus flying boat, and OAT to Berlin 24/10, delivered 25 Gmund ds 25/. Plain cover RATED 1/-. SWAA was the first commercial air service in South West Africa. It operated from 1930 until 1935, when it was taken over by South African Airways (SAA).
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Lot Number: 308

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight,  JOHANNESBURG to LEIPZIG, delayed one day at Khartoum due to breakdown of City of Glasgow  causing a Short Calcutta flying boat to be employed from Khartoum to Alexandria. Cover datestamped Johannesburg 29/6 and backstamped Berlin 10/7, red Berlin C2 'Mit Luftpost' receiver and typed 'Per Airmail Via Cairo'. It was flown by service AN69 which departed to schedule on 29/6 and arrived Khartoum on 4/7. The AW Argosy City of Glasgow also arrived at Khartoum on 4/7 operating service AS70. It should have departed the next day operating service AN69 but this service did not depart until 6/7 and was operated by Short Calcutta City of Swanage flying boat, which must have been the only aircraft available as it flew right through, one day late, to Alexandria 7/7 and on by Satyrus to Athens also arriving one day late on 9/7. Then flown to Berlin by DLH.

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Date: 1932, Jun 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, JOHANNESBURG to LEIPZIG, delayed one day at Khartoum due to breakdown of City of Glasgow causing a Short Calcutta flying boat to be employed from Khartoum to Alexandria. Cover datestamped Johannesburg 29/6 and backstamped Berlin 10/7, red Berlin C2 'Mit Luftpost' receiver and typed 'Per Airmail Via Cairo'. It was flown by service AN69 which departed to schedule on 29/6 and arrived Khartoum on 4/7. The AW Argosy City of Glasgow also arrived at Khartoum on 4/7 operating service AS70. It should have departed the next day operating service AN69 but this service did not depart until 6/7 and was operated by Short Calcutta City of Swanage flying boat, which must have been the only aircraft available as it flew right through, one day late, to Alexandria 7/7 and on by Satyrus to Athens also arriving one day late on 9/7. Then flown to Berlin by DLH.
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Lot Number: 383

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Commercial airmail,  South Africa to Germany, PRETORIA TO HAMBURG, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #66 which left 9 June and arrived Athens 16 June, on by DLH air to Berlin 17 June (b/s), plain cover franked 1/3 d, ms 'Air Post', nice strike red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert./Luftposampt/Berlin C2' receiver. The RATE was 1/-, so over franked by 3d.

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Date: 1932, Jun 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial airmail, South Africa to Germany, PRETORIA TO HAMBURG, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #66 which left 9 June and arrived Athens 16 June, on by DLH air to Berlin 17 June (b/s), plain cover franked 1/3 d, ms 'Air Post', nice strike red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert./Luftposampt/Berlin C2' receiver. The RATE was 1/-, so over franked by 3d.
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Lot Number: 486

(Sweden) Early airmail Malmo to Berlin, bs 16/3, fine Malmo/16 Mrs 1929/Luftpost cds and red framed 'Berlin
Zentralflughafen' arrival hs on front.

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Date: 1929, Mar 16
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Sweden

Description: Early airmail Malmo to Berlin, bs 16/3, fine Malmo/16 Mrs 1929/Luftpost cds and red framed 'Berlin Zentralflughafen' arrival hs on front.
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Lot Number: 314

(Iraq) RAF desert air service, Baghdad to Germany, bs Berlin/11.6.24/Templehof cds, plain cover franked 6 annas, canc Baghdad cds, fine strike 'By Air Mail' hs. Flown to Cairo on the RAF desert air service, then by sea to Europe and surface to destination. Good example of 9/10 day accelerated transit time.

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Date: 1924, May 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Iraq

Description: RAF desert air service, Baghdad to Germany, bs Berlin/11.6.24/Templehof cds, plain cover franked 6 annas, canc Baghdad cds, fine strike 'By Air Mail' hs. Flown to Cairo on the RAF desert air service, then by sea to Europe and surface to destination. Good example of 9/10 day accelerated transit time.
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Lot Number: 502

(United States) Post and Gatty Round the World flight in "Winnie Mae", cancelled Mineola, New York, June 21, Berlin Jun 24,  and Mineola Jul 1 return arrival ds, all cancellations are on the front of the cover, also two magenta Russian hand stamped seals. Signed by Post and Gatty. Also three photos of plane & flyers. A superb lot in pristine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jun 21
Est. price: £350.00
Category: United States

Description: Post and Gatty Round the World flight in "Winnie Mae", cancelled Mineola, New York, June 21, Berlin Jun 24, and Mineola Jul 1 return arrival ds, all cancellations are on the front of the cover, also two magenta Russian hand stamped seals. Signed by Post and Gatty. Also three photos of plane & flyers. A superb lot in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 487

(Sweden) Stockholm to Berlin, red dr Berlin C2 arrval hs on front, printd commercial cover frankked 25o.

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Date: 1933, Mar 20
Est. price: £7.00
Category: Sweden

Description: Stockholm to Berlin, red dr Berlin C2 arrval hs on front, printd commercial cover frankked 25o.
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Lot Number: 563

(Ephemera) Avro York 'Mansfield' G-AGJD, used in the Berlin Airlift.. A super original B&W photo, 14x9cm,  c1945.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Avro York 'Mansfield' G-AGJD, used in the Berlin Airlift.. A super original B&W photo, 14x9cm, c1945.
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Lot Number: 273

(Germany) SCADTA "Consular" one cover system, Germany to Colombia, Hamburg to Bogota, bs 2/2/33. , via Barranquilla, 29/12 , where a 30c Scadta "A" 1923 '12mm' consular opt was affixed well clear of other adhesives and cancelled with fine strike red 'Servicio/Scatda/Barranquila/31.XII 1925. The cover was then forwarded to Bogota. A plain cover franked Germany 25pf tied dated Hamburg 5.12.25 cds, black/green "Par Avion/Barranqulla-Neiva" etiquette issued in Berlin for customers in Germany and rated rare by Mair. The one cover system used a single envelope which had to include the appropriated national surface rate. This saved SCADTA time and money as they no longer had to affix the national stamp. Super early item.

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Date: 1925, Dec 5
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Germany

Description: SCADTA "Consular" one cover system, Germany to Colombia, Hamburg to Bogota, bs 2/2/33. , via Barranquilla, 29/12 , where a 30c Scadta "A" 1923 '12mm' consular opt was affixed well clear of other adhesives and cancelled with fine strike red 'Servicio/Scatda/Barranquila/31.XII 1925. The cover was then forwarded to Bogota. A plain cover franked Germany 25pf tied dated Hamburg 5.12.25 cds, black/green "Par Avion/Barranqulla-Neiva" etiquette issued in Berlin for customers in Germany and rated rare by Mair. The one cover system used a single envelope which had to include the appropriated national surface rate. This saved SCADTA time and money as they no longer had to affix the national stamp. Super early item.
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Lot Number: 621

(Ephemera) The Lancashire Aircraft Corporation Ltd. A red/white/blue company leaflet, 3x14cm, advertising travel by coach to Blackpool from UK cities, and onward by air to the Isle of Man. Plans for an airport Took off soon after the end of World War II. Amongst several companies to be established there, one of the largest was the Lancashire Aircraft Corporation. During the desperate days of the Berlin Airlift it's planes flew 2000 sorties, ferried 15000 tons of equipment and 30000 gallons of fuel. Image.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The Lancashire Aircraft Corporation Ltd. A red/white/blue company leaflet, 3x14cm, advertising travel by coach to Blackpool from UK cities, and onward by air to the Isle of Man. Plans for an airport Took off soon after the end of World War II. Amongst several companies to be established there, one of the largest was the Lancashire Aircraft Corporation. During the desperate days of the Berlin Airlift it's planes flew 2000 sorties, ferried 15000 tons of equipment and 30000 gallons of fuel. Image.
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