Lot Number: 445

(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: 429

(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: 430

(Sudan) UNDERPAID F/F Khartoum to Cape Town, bs 24/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, carried on the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EXPERIMENTAL EXTENSION TO CAPE TOWN  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, Springbok cover franked 5P + 3P, canc Sudan Air Mail/Khartoum cds, black T/5d underpaid hs tying  South Africa 2d and 3d PD's, black Khartoum to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Small mail. Nice item

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Date: 1931, Dec 15
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Sudan

Description: UNDERPAID F/F Khartoum to Cape Town, bs 24/12, via Johannesburg 21/12, carried on the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EXPERIMENTAL EXTENSION TO CAPE TOWN 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, Springbok cover franked 5P + 3P, canc Sudan Air Mail/Khartoum cds, black T/5d underpaid hs tying South Africa 2d and 3d PD's, black Khartoum to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Small mail. Nice item
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Lot Number: 426

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, uncommon and attractive souvenir cover franked 10d, Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled. Interesting.

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways interrupted flight first flight Salisbury to London, uncommon and attractive souvenir cover franked 10d, Carried on the first regular flight Cape Town-London. En route from Salisbury the City of Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. The mail was transferred to the City of Baghdad, and the mail arrived in Athens 13 days later than scheduled. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 424

(South West Africa) Windhoek to Bloemfontein, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2 pair SWA opts, canc small Windhoek Air Mail cds. This flight connected with the last through service by Imperial Airways to Cape Town from London. On April 1st this section was taken over by SA Airways, ref Stern flight 129.

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Date: 1936, Mar 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: Windhoek to Bloemfontein, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2 pair SWA opts, canc small Windhoek Air Mail cds. This flight connected with the last through service by Imperial Airways to Cape Town from London. On April 1st this section was taken over by SA Airways, ref Stern flight 129.
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Lot Number: 420

(South West Africa) SWAA, F/F Keetmanshoop to Cape Town, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc double circle "per lugpos/Keetmanshoop/ Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1931, Dec 19
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: SWAA, F/F Keetmanshoop to Cape Town, bs 20/12, J Robertson cover franked 4d, canc double circle "per lugpos/Keetmanshoop/ Air mail", also "Keetmanshoop SWA" cds, blue/black airmail etiquette, blue/black airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 408

(South Africa) SOUTH AFRICA to NEW ZEALAND, JOANNESBURG to CARTERTON, BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service DN 112 which left Jo'burg  24 July and arrived on 'Corsair' at Alexandria 27 July, then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Sydney Eastbound SE1 which left Alexandria 29/7 and carried on 'Capella' all the way to Sydney 6/8, and on by sea to Carterton, delivered 18/8 cds.Plain cover FRANKED 1 1/2d. SERVICE DN 112 carried the first African mail to Alexandria for Eastern destinations under the third stage of the EAMS. SERVICE SE1 carried the first mail to Australia, NZ, and British territories in SW Pacific under Stage 3 of EAMS. Super double EAMS first flight cover and a sophisticated item for the exhibit, ex Ted Proud archive..

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: 1938, Jul 22
Est. price: £100.00
Category: South Africa

Description: SOUTH AFRICA to NEW ZEALAND, JOANNESBURG to CARTERTON, BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service DN 112 which left Jo'burg 24 July and arrived on 'Corsair' at Alexandria 27 July, then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Sydney Eastbound SE1 which left Alexandria 29/7 and carried on 'Capella' all the way to Sydney 6/8, and on by sea to Carterton, delivered 18/8 cds.Plain cover FRANKED 1 1/2d. SERVICE DN 112 carried the first African mail to Alexandria for Eastern destinations under the third stage of the EAMS. SERVICE SE1 carried the first mail to Australia, NZ, and British territories in SW Pacific under Stage 3 of EAMS. Super double EAMS first flight cover and a sophisticated item for the exhibit, ex Ted Proud archive.. 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: 400

(South Africa) F/F  Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, no arrival ds, uncommon red st. line "Miller Service, 1929", "Per First Flight" and "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, PC franked 4 1/2d. Image.

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Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: F/F Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, no arrival ds, uncommon red st. line "Miller Service, 1929", "Per First Flight" and "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, PC franked 4 1/2d. Image.
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Lot Number: 409

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town 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 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town 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: 410

(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: 399

(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: 398

(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: 401

(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: 402

(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: 407

(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: 404

(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: 403

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, 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: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, 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: 405

(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: 352

(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: £35.00
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: 305

(New Zealand) Gisborne to Cape Town, bs 9/1/33, registered airmail cover franked 1/5d canc Gisborne cds, ms 'Per Karachi-Cairo/Air Mail'. What took so long? Image.

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Date: 1932, Nov 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Gisborne to Cape Town, bs 9/1/33, registered airmail cover franked 1/5d canc Gisborne cds, ms 'Per Karachi-Cairo/Air Mail'. What took so long? Image.
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Lot Number: 46

(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: £275.00
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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Lot Number: 6

(Collections) Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, London-Cape Town experimental Christmas flight, Kisumu-Cape Town, Khartoum-London, Mwanza-London, and Athens-Khartoum (some flap damage); 1932 London-Sharjah souvenir cover, London-Limassol, Cyprus IAW Airways 'Egypt/Iraq/India vignette, Cape Town-Johannesburg, and London-Madras via Karachi; 1933 London-Coonoor, India; 1936 Lagos-London, Kano-Oshogbo, and London-Malmo; 1938 EAMS Cape Town-London; 1939 England-Canada registered cover franked 1/6d including KEVII 1936 set of 4, London-New York, and New York-London. All good/fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.

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Est. price: £125.00
Category: Collections

Description: Imperial Airways, 20 first flight covers, 1931-1939, including 1931 England-Australia 'all the way' Christmas flight, London-Mwanza, London-Cape Town experimental Christmas flight, Kisumu-Cape Town, Khartoum-London, Mwanza-London, and Athens-Khartoum (some flap damage); 1932 London-Sharjah souvenir cover, London-Limassol, Cyprus IAW Airways 'Egypt/Iraq/India vignette, Cape Town-Johannesburg, and London-Madras via Karachi; 1933 London-Coonoor, India; 1936 Lagos-London, Kano-Oshogbo, and London-Malmo; 1938 EAMS Cape Town-London; 1939 England-Canada registered cover franked 1/6d including KEVII 1936 set of 4, London-New York, and New York-London. All good/fine with appropriate cachets and markings. Images.
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Lot Number: 333

(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: £40.00
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: 371

(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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