Lot Number: 584

(South Africa) F/F  Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Nylstrom, Transvaal, no arrival ds,  "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, plain cover frankeed 5d..

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Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £8.00
Category: South Africa

Description: F/F Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Nylstrom, Transvaal, no arrival ds, "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, plain cover frankeed 5d..
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Lot Number: 590

(South Africa) Imperial Airways first acceptance of mail from South Africa for Canada for carriage on the inaugural Cape Town-London service, Cape Town to Halifax, no arrival ds, scarcer blue/orange/cream Robertson souvenir cover, franked 1/3d, red double bar Jusqu'a to indicate termination of flight in London, carried by air from Cape-London, then surface to destination.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways first acceptance of mail from South Africa for Canada for carriage on the inaugural Cape Town-London service, Cape Town to Halifax, no arrival ds, scarcer blue/orange/cream Robertson souvenir cover, franked 1/3d, red double bar Jusqu'a to indicate termination of flight in London, carried by air from Cape-London, then surface to destination.
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Lot Number: 514

(New Zealand) Reopening Pan Am trans-Pacific Auckland-San Francisco service, Auckland to Canton Island, 20/7 arrival ds on front, B&W PPC showing City Hall, Cape Town, franked 11d, nice strike violet framed 'New Zealand-USA/ir Mail Service/via New Caledonia, Canton Island and Hawaii'.

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Date: 1940, Jul 19
Est. price: £8.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Reopening Pan Am trans-Pacific Auckland-San Francisco service, Auckland to Canton Island, 20/7 arrival ds on front, B&W PPC showing City Hall, Cape Town, franked 11d, nice strike violet framed 'New Zealand-USA/ir Mail Service/via New Caledonia, Canton Island and Hawaii'.
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Lot Number: 591

(South Africa) Interrupted flight, F/F Cape Town to Khartoum, bs 10/2, carried on the first Imperial Airways regular service from Cape Town to London, blue/orange/cream scarcer Robertson souvenir cover franked 8d. The flight was interrupted twice. First the City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury and mail transferred to the City of Delhi which, in turn, had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill,  when mail was transferred once more, this time to the City of Baghdad on Feb 6th, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B. 18 flown to Khartoum

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight, F/F Cape Town to Khartoum, bs 10/2, carried on the first Imperial Airways regular service from Cape Town to London, blue/orange/cream scarcer Robertson souvenir cover franked 8d. The flight was interrupted twice. First the City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury and mail transferred to the City of Delhi which, in turn, had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill, when mail was transferred once more, this time to the City of Baghdad on Feb 6th, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B. 18 flown to Khartoum
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Lot Number: 589

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Johannesburg to Kisumu, bs 8/2, via Nairobi 7/2, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days,  Imperial Airways.

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

Description: Interrupted flight Johannesburg to Kisumu, bs 8/2, via Nairobi 7/2, carried on F/F Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 600

(South West Africa) Windhoek to Keetmanshoop 27/1, first regular SWA Airways feeder service to connect with IAW Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: Windhoek to Keetmanshoop 27/1, first regular SWA Airways feeder service to connect with IAW Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek.
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Lot Number: 603

(Southern Rhodesia) F/F Bulawayo to Salisbury, bs 28/1, carried on 1st regular Cape Town to London service, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, plain cover franked 4d.

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: F/F Bulawayo to Salisbury, bs 28/1, carried on 1st regular Cape Town to London service, black st. line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, plain cover franked 4d.
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Lot Number: 546

(Portuguese Angola) First West Coast Flight, Lobito to Cape Town, bs 26/8, carried on the return of the first SAA direct service Lobito-Windhoek, then on the Kalahari feeder extension to Jo'burg, plain cover franked 1A90c. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1939, Aug 24
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Portuguese Angola

Description: First West Coast Flight, Lobito to Cape Town, bs 26/8, carried on the return of the first SAA direct service Lobito-Windhoek, then on the Kalahari feeder extension to Jo'burg, plain cover franked 1A90c. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 399

(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: 245

(GB External) First regular service flight London to Durban, 2 Mar 1925 arrival ds on front, carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Windsor Castle", then Cape Town- Durban on the 1st flight of the first Govt. Experimental Airmail Service, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7 1/2d. black straight line "By Air Mail" handstamp, ms Capetown-Durban/Experimental Air Route". A nice historical item.

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Date: 1925, Mar 2
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: First regular service flight London to Durban, 2 Mar 1925 arrival ds on front, carried from Great Britain to Cape Town on the Union Castle mail steamer "Windsor Castle", then Cape Town- Durban on the 1st flight of the first Govt. Experimental Airmail Service, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7 1/2d. black straight line "By Air Mail" handstamp, ms Capetown-Durban/Experimental Air Route". A nice historical item.
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Lot Number: 628

(Uganda) An example of an uncommon intermediate stop (Kampala) on the  London- Cape Town service, Kampala-Broken Hill, bs 14/2,  plain cover franked 45c.

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Date: 1932, Feb 10
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Uganda

Description: An example of an uncommon intermediate stop (Kampala) on the London- Cape Town service, Kampala-Broken Hill, bs 14/2, plain cover franked 45c.
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Lot Number: 585

(South Africa) First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Cape Town to Bloemfontein, correctly rated 1d + 4d air, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd.

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Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Cape Town to Bloemfontein, correctly rated 1d + 4d air, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd.
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Lot Number: 595

(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: 594

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town 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: £15.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town 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: 602

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Lobito, 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 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 598

(South West Africa) F/F Windhoek to Kimberley 20/12, (SWA feeder link) then on to Cape Town, having connected with the IAW London-Cape Town Christmas experimental flight, reg cover, South West African/Imperial Airways. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. Image.

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Date: 1931, Dec 19
Est. price: £15.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: F/F Windhoek to Kimberley 20/12, (SWA feeder link) then on to Cape Town, having connected with the IAW London-Cape Town Christmas experimental flight, reg cover, South West African/Imperial Airways. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. Image.
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Lot Number: 587

(South Africa) First Christmas Flight, Germiston Station to Cape Town, bs 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. Minor rh edge crease, see scan.

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Date: 1931, Dec 19
Est. price: £8.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First Christmas Flight, Germiston Station to Cape Town, bs 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways. Minor rh edge crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 583

(South Africa) Government Experimental AIrmail Service, F.F East London to Malvern, Natal 24/3, over the Cape Town-Durban route, plain cover franked 5d, canc East London cdss and SA Air Mail/23 Mar 25/SA Lugpos.

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Date: 1925, Mar 23
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Government Experimental AIrmail Service, F.F East London to Malvern, Natal 24/3, over the Cape Town-Durban route, plain cover franked 5d, canc East London cdss and SA Air Mail/23 Mar 25/SA Lugpos.
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Lot Number: 22

(Collections) Great Britain, collection of ten 1930's first flights including 1931 4/4 1st England-Australia, 1932 20/1  London-Cape Town, 1933 22/9  London-Rangoon, 1933 23/11  GWR Plymouth-London, 1934 13/8 Liverpool-Amsterdam, 1934 1/12 Wick-Inverness Cross cover, 1935 1/4 London-Cologne, 1936 17/3 London-Malmo, 1936  8/2 London-Kano, and 1938 3/10 NEA Leeds to London. All fine with back stamps, nice selection of  and  flight cachets and souvenir covers. Attractive lot. Images.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: Great Britain, collection of ten 1930's first flights including 1931 4/4 1st England-Australia, 1932 20/1 London-Cape Town, 1933 22/9 London-Rangoon, 1933 23/11 GWR Plymouth-London, 1934 13/8 Liverpool-Amsterdam, 1934 1/12 Wick-Inverness Cross cover, 1935 1/4 London-Cologne, 1936 17/3 London-Malmo, 1936 8/2 London-Kano, and 1938 3/10 NEA Leeds to London. All fine with back stamps, nice selection of and flight cachets and souvenir covers. Attractive lot. Images.
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Lot Number: 586

(South Africa) First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, bs 30/8, PC correctly rated 5d, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd. Image.

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Date: 1929, Aug 29
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, bs 30/8, PC correctly rated 5d, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd. Image.
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Lot Number: 7

(Collections) British Africa, eight first flight covers 1925-39, comprising 1925 South Africa 28/2 Durban to Cape Town; 1931 7/12 London to Johannesburg 21/12 Springbok cover; 1932 18/1 first Direct flight London to Kisumu 27/1; 1932 21/1 Kisumu to Dodoma 28/1; 1932 26/1 Cape Town to England 17/2 Springbok cover; 1936 8/2 London to Kano leg of first England-Nigeria service; 1939 2/5 scarce Takoradi to Lagos 4/5 Francis Field authentication hs; 1937 30/10 first regular service Accra to London. A great selection, all fine with appropriate flight cachets and cancellations. Image

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Est. price: £65.00
Category: Collections

Description: British Africa, eight first flight covers 1925-39, comprising 1925 South Africa 28/2 Durban to Cape Town; 1931 7/12 London to Johannesburg 21/12 Springbok cover; 1932 18/1 first Direct flight London to Kisumu 27/1; 1932 21/1 Kisumu to Dodoma 28/1; 1932 26/1 Cape Town to England 17/2 Springbok cover; 1936 8/2 London to Kano leg of first England-Nigeria service; 1939 2/5 scarce Takoradi to Lagos 4/5 Francis Field authentication hs; 1937 30/10 first regular service Accra to London. A great selection, all fine with appropriate flight cachets and cancellations. Image
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Lot Number: 675

(Ephemera) Tommy Rose record breaking flight from England to Cape Town, Feb 1936, five original newspaper cuttings from various stages of journey, and including a map of the route.

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Date: Newspaper cuttings
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Tommy Rose record breaking flight from England to Cape Town, Feb 1936, five original newspaper cuttings from various stages of journey, and including a map of the route.
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Lot Number: 582

(South Afica) South Africa to Germany, CAPE TOWN to BERLIN, 22/8 arrival cds, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN180 which left Jo'burg 15/8 on 'Amalthea', departed Khartoum 19/8 on 'Hannibal', Cairo 21/8 on 'Scipio', arriving Brindisi 21/8  where transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service arriving Berlin backstamped 22/8, fine strike red Berlin C2 airmail receiver, registered 4d PSC with additiona 1/- for 4d reg and 1/- air rate. Nice item, ex Proud.

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Date: 1934, Aug 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Afica

Description: South Africa to Germany, CAPE TOWN to BERLIN, 22/8 arrival cds, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN180 which left Jo'burg 15/8 on 'Amalthea', departed Khartoum 19/8 on 'Hannibal', Cairo 21/8 on 'Scipio', arriving Brindisi 21/8 where transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service arriving Berlin backstamped 22/8, fine strike red Berlin C2 airmail receiver, registered 4d PSC with additiona 1/- for 4d reg and 1/- air rate. Nice item, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 593

(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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