Lot Number: 284

(Tanganyika) Tanganyika to South Africa, DAR ES SALAAM to CAPE TOWN,  400km by road/rail to Dodoma 24/5 transit cds where transferred to Imperial Airways AFRICAN service AS 116 (Artemis) arriving Capetown 27 May (b/s). Union Castle Line cover with red/white/blue embossed logo FRANKED 55c for rate introduced 1.3.1932. Neat, attractive item.

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Date: 1933, May 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Tanganyika to South Africa, DAR ES SALAAM to CAPE TOWN, 400km by road/rail to Dodoma 24/5 transit cds where transferred to Imperial Airways AFRICAN service AS 116 (Artemis) arriving Capetown 27 May (b/s). Union Castle Line cover with red/white/blue embossed logo FRANKED 55c for rate introduced 1.3.1932. Neat, attractive item.
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Lot Number: 279

(Sudan) FIRST SERVICE AT REDUCED RATE, Khartoum to Malakal, bs 8/3, carried on IAW Africa southbound service AN 53 flown by either 'Apollo' or 'City of Cape Town' (both used due to high volume of mail), plain cover franked 14ml, canc Sudan/Khartoum/date illegible, grey/light blue/dark blue airmail 'Africa India' vignette. First southbound Africa service by both Apollo and City of Cape Town.

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Date: 1932, Mar 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Sudan

Description: FIRST SERVICE AT REDUCED RATE, Khartoum to Malakal, bs 8/3, carried on IAW Africa southbound service AN 53 flown by either 'Apollo' or 'City of Cape Town' (both used due to high volume of mail), plain cover franked 14ml, canc Sudan/Khartoum/date illegible, grey/light blue/dark blue airmail 'Africa India' vignette. First southbound Africa service by both Apollo and City of Cape Town.
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Lot Number: 278

(Sudan) F/F Wadi Halfa to Windhoek, bs 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, carried on the  AS 198 in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932, and then on the South West Africa Airway's FIRST EXTENSION FROM KIMBERLEY TO WINDHOEK, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 9x5ml 'Air Mail' opt, canc Sudan Air Mail/Halfa cds, black Halfa-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Small mail. Nice item.

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Date: 1931, Dec 12
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Sudan

Description: F/F Wadi Halfa to Windhoek, bs 21/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, carried on the AS 198 in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932, and then on the South West Africa Airway's FIRST EXTENSION FROM KIMBERLEY TO WINDHOEK, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 9x5ml 'Air Mail' opt, canc Sudan Air Mail/Halfa cds, black Halfa-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Small mail. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 273

(South Africa) South Africa to Ireland, DOORNFONTEIN TO RATH MAONAS, DUBLIN, 6/2 arrival ds on front, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service AN 99 which departed Cape Town 25/1 on 'Helena' to Alexandria on 'Scipio', arriving Croydon 5/2 on 'Horatius'. Registered 4d PSE with additional 1/-, RATED 1/- for double air fee, and 4d registration. Mail carried by Helena returning from a curtesy visit. It was the first time an HP42 had operated south of Kisumu, ref Wingent p36. Some light crumpling, see scan.

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Date: 1933, Jan 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: South Africa to Ireland, DOORNFONTEIN TO RATH MAONAS, DUBLIN, 6/2 arrival ds on front, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service AN 99 which departed Cape Town 25/1 on 'Helena' to Alexandria on 'Scipio', arriving Croydon 5/2 on 'Horatius'. Registered 4d PSE with additional 1/-, RATED 1/- for double air fee, and 4d registration. Mail carried by Helena returning from a curtesy visit. It was the first time an HP42 had operated south of Kisumu, ref Wingent p36. Some light crumpling, see scan.
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Lot Number: 276

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 277

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 269

(South Africa) First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Cape Town to Johannesburg, interrupted at Bloemfontein and contnued by mail to Jo'burg, bs 24/8, registered (label) cover franked 1/9d, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd. Some rough opening verso edge and hinge marks.

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Date: 1929, Aug 24
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Cape Town to Johannesburg, interrupted at Bloemfontein and contnued by mail to Jo'burg, bs 24/8, registered (label) cover franked 1/9d, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd. Some rough opening verso edge and hinge marks.
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Lot Number: 268

(South Africa) Experimental Flights between Cape Town and Durban March-June 1925. Port Elizabeth to England, cover correctly franked 2d + 6d air (1d more for overseas), black double ring 'SA Air Mail/AA Lugpos/ 6 Mar 25' on front.

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Date: 1925, Mar 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Experimental Flights between Cape Town and Durban March-June 1925. Port Elizabeth to England, cover correctly franked 2d + 6d air (1d more for overseas), black double ring 'SA Air Mail/AA Lugpos/ 6 Mar 25' on front.
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Lot Number: 270

(South Africa) Windhoek to London, bs Liverpool and Anglesey,18/2,  for carriage on the 1st schedule flight northbound between London and Cape Town , registered (hs) cover franked South West Africa 1/10d tied Windhoek commemorative postmark.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Windhoek to London, bs Liverpool and Anglesey,18/2, for carriage on the 1st schedule flight northbound between London and Cape Town , registered (hs) cover franked South West Africa 1/10d tied Windhoek commemorative postmark.
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Lot Number: 271

(South Africa) First scheduled flight northbound between London and Cape Town, Cape Town to London, airmail etiquette cover  franked 1/-.  'Cape Town, South Africa / to London England/January 27th 1932 'label on front.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First scheduled flight northbound between London and Cape Town, Cape Town to London, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/-. 'Cape Town, South Africa / to London England/January 27th 1932 'label on front.
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Lot Number: 274

(South Africa) Stampless O.H.M.S. cover to L.A.Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town with the Royal Tour datestamp and violet oval 'ROYAL TOUR  H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE/OFFICIAL FREE/1934' bilingual cachet, backstamped at Cape Town (Mar 9), signed by the postmaster of the Royal Train and the S.A.A. pilot Pat  Murdoch. Special instructions were issued stating that all official correspondence from the Royal Train was to go by air where possible. Very scarce and unusual.

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Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £300.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Stampless O.H.M.S. cover to L.A.Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town with the Royal Tour datestamp and violet oval 'ROYAL TOUR H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE/OFFICIAL FREE/1934' bilingual cachet, backstamped at Cape Town (Mar 9), signed by the postmaster of the Royal Train and the S.A.A. pilot Pat Murdoch. Special instructions were issued stating that all official correspondence from the Royal Train was to go by air where possible. Very scarce and unusual.
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Lot Number: 272

(South Africa) Interrupted flight KImberley to Moshi, bs 7/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight KImberley to Moshi, bs 7/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 248

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa To Germany, YEOVILLE (JOHANNESBURG) TO BERLIN by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN88 which left Cape Town 9/11 on C.Baghdad, arriving Brindisi 18/11 on Scipio flying boat via Khartoum 15/11 on C.Coventry. On by surface to Berlin 20/11 arrival ds. Registered 4d PE with additional 2/-,  RATED 2/4 for 4d registration plus 2/- for double air rate.

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Date: 1932, Nov 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa To Germany, YEOVILLE (JOHANNESBURG) TO BERLIN by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN88 which left Cape Town 9/11 on C.Baghdad, arriving Brindisi 18/11 on Scipio flying boat via Khartoum 15/11 on C.Coventry. On by surface to Berlin 20/11 arrival ds. Registered 4d PE with additional 2/-, RATED 2/4 for 4d registration plus 2/- for double air rate.
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Lot Number: 238

(Recovered/Salvaged) SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc  'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged

Description: SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc 'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 232

(Nyasaland) The Nyasaland Feeder Service, Limbe to Cape Town, bs 'Houses of Parliament/12 Mar 34/Parlementshuis', via Salisbury 8/3, Wyndham 1d PSC uprated to 3 1/2d addressed to the House of Assembly, Cape Town, super strike three line 'First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia'. Francis Field authentication hs verso

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Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £-15.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: The Nyasaland Feeder Service, Limbe to Cape Town, bs 'Houses of Parliament/12 Mar 34/Parlementshuis', via Salisbury 8/3, Wyndham 1d PSC uprated to 3 1/2d addressed to the House of Assembly, Cape Town, super strike three line 'First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia'. Francis Field authentication hs verso
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Lot Number: 198

(Kenya) Nairobi to London, carried on the first regular flight Cape Town to London, plain cover correctly rated 65c, typed 'By First Direct Air Mail Cape Town to London'. Imperial AW.

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Date: 1932, Jan 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to London, carried on the first regular flight Cape Town to London, plain cover correctly rated 65c, typed 'By First Direct Air Mail Cape Town to London'. Imperial AW.
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Lot Number: 192

(Interruptions and Accidents) SCARCE INTERRUPTION , Sudan to Egypt, KHARTOUM to CAIRO, bs 11/3, IAW cover with embossed logo on flap, franked 15ml, flown on IAW northbound service AN#52. Departed Khartoum 9/5 in the AW Argosy 'City of Arundel' on the DUPLICATE service carrying CENTRAL AFRICAN mails, (not the mails from Cape Town). But it had to make a forced landing the same day near Wadi Halfa due to a dust storm. She continued to Cairo on 11/3, arriving 2 days late in Croydon. Duplication of services between Kisumu-Cairo due to large numbers of passengers, mail and freight was not unique (Uganda Herald 11/3/32). See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. A wll documented item and a great one for the  exhibit.

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Date: 1932, Mar 5
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: SCARCE INTERRUPTION , Sudan to Egypt, KHARTOUM to CAIRO, bs 11/3, IAW cover with embossed logo on flap, franked 15ml, flown on IAW northbound service AN#52. Departed Khartoum 9/5 in the AW Argosy 'City of Arundel' on the DUPLICATE service carrying CENTRAL AFRICAN mails, (not the mails from Cape Town). But it had to make a forced landing the same day near Wadi Halfa due to a dust storm. She continued to Cairo on 11/3, arriving 2 days late in Croydon. Duplication of services between Kisumu-Cairo due to large numbers of passengers, mail and freight was not unique (Uganda Herald 11/3/32). See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. A wll documented item and a great one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 102

(GB External) LONDON to KHARTOUM, carried on the first ACCELERATION of  LONDON-CAPE TOWN SERVICE, reduced from 11 to 10 days when Cairo-Khartoum leg flown in one day. Imprinted etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, canc London/Air Mail/26 Apr 33 cds, bs Khartoum 30/4, typed "First Flight, Accelerated Service". Carried on IAW frica southbound service AS 113 from Paris to Brindisi by rail, to Alexandria by Sylvanus, and to Khartoum by Hadrian. Scarce item, not listed by Morton, 2005. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1933, Apr 26
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: LONDON to KHARTOUM, carried on the first ACCELERATION of LONDON-CAPE TOWN SERVICE, reduced from 11 to 10 days when Cairo-Khartoum leg flown in one day. Imprinted etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, canc London/Air Mail/26 Apr 33 cds, bs Khartoum 30/4, typed "First Flight, Accelerated Service". Carried on IAW frica southbound service AS 113 from Paris to Brindisi by rail, to Alexandria by Sylvanus, and to Khartoum by Hadrian. Scarce item, not listed by Morton, 2005. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 113

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1934, Nov 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 112

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 3d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Faint bend top rh corner, just visible only from the back. See scan.

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Date: 1934, Nov 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 3d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Faint bend top rh corner, just visible only from the back. See scan.
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Lot Number: 103

(GB External) London to Port Louis, MAURITIUS, bs 14/7, carried by Imperial Airways AFRICA southbound service AS 117  which left Croydon on 24 May on ''Heracles' arriving  Athens 27 may on Sylvanus', leaving  Aswan 28/5 on Hadrian, and Nairobi 30/5 on to Cape Town on Amalthea arriving 27/5where it was transferred to SS Tasman was a Dutch steamship  for Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) which served the Java?South Africa route, departing Durban 6/6 and arriving Mauritius 14/6.Plain cover typed 'Via London and Cape' correctly rated 1/- per 1/2oz (Proud p356). Early flights from GB to Mauritius are scarce. This may not be the very first, but it is the earliest we have seen in the last 20 years.

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Date: 1933, May 23
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Port Louis, MAURITIUS, bs 14/7, carried by Imperial Airways AFRICA southbound service AS 117 which left Croydon on 24 May on ''Heracles' arriving Athens 27 may on Sylvanus', leaving Aswan 28/5 on Hadrian, and Nairobi 30/5 on to Cape Town on Amalthea arriving 27/5where it was transferred to SS Tasman was a Dutch steamship for Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) which served the Java?South Africa route, departing Durban 6/6 and arriving Mauritius 14/6.Plain cover typed 'Via London and Cape' correctly rated 1/- per 1/2oz (Proud p356). Early flights from GB to Mauritius are scarce. This may not be the very first, but it is the earliest we have seen in the last 20 years.
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Lot Number: 31

(Basutoland) Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso.  Also original certificate of posting.  A superb item in fine condition.A superb item in fine condition.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.A superb item in fine condition.
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