Lot Number: 376

(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: 331

(Sudan) SCARCE F/F Wadi Halfa to Mbeya 7/1/32, via Moshi 18/12 and Dar es Salaam 23/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town 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, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 2P10ml, canc Sudan Air Mail/Wadi Halfa cds, black Halfa to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Flown as far as Moshi, then onward by surface, small mail.

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Date: 1931, Dec 12
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Sudan

Description: SCARCE F/F Wadi Halfa to Mbeya 7/1/32, via Moshi 18/12 and Dar es Salaam 23/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town 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, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 2P10ml, canc Sudan Air Mail/Wadi Halfa cds, black Halfa to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Flown as far as Moshi, then onward by surface, small mail.
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Lot Number: 321

(Southern Rhodesia) Gatooma-Salisbury 27/2 -London, carried Imperial AW F/F Cape Town-London, plain cover franked 10d, violet F/F cachet. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. See image.

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Date: 1932, Jan 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Gatooma-Salisbury 27/2 -London, carried Imperial AW F/F Cape Town-London, plain cover franked 10d, violet F/F cachet. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. See image.
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Lot Number: 315

(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: 319

(South West Africa) First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Cape Town, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 25
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Cape Town, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 317

(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: 316

(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: £10.00
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: 304

(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: 309

(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: 310

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town 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: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town 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: 305

(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: 283

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) MAURITIUS to FRANCE, VACOAS to PARIS bs 28/3. airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 80c for the '80c' rate to Europe via South Africa canc Vacoas cds. Sailed 11/3 on the KPM steamship arriving Durban 19/3. On to Johannesburg by train where it was transferred on 20/3 to the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa northbound service AN222 16 for onward carriage on Artemis to Nairobi, Hanno to Alexandria and Scipio to Paris, arriving 28/3. KPM was a Dutch shipping company operating in the Netherlands East Indies, and African ports such as Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Zanzibar, Mombasa, and the Indian Ocean ports of Rיunion and Mauritius and Mahי. Super item.

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Date: 1935, Mar 11
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: MAURITIUS to FRANCE, VACOAS to PARIS bs 28/3. airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 80c for the '80c' rate to Europe via South Africa canc Vacoas cds. Sailed 11/3 on the KPM steamship arriving Durban 19/3. On to Johannesburg by train where it was transferred on 20/3 to the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa northbound service AN222 16 for onward carriage on Artemis to Nairobi, Hanno to Alexandria and Scipio to Paris, arriving 28/3. KPM was a Dutch shipping company operating in the Netherlands East Indies, and African ports such as Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Zanzibar, Mombasa, and the Indian Ocean ports of Rיunion and Mauritius and Mahי. Super item.
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Lot Number: 169

(GB External) H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.

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Date: 1936, May 3
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.
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Lot Number: 60

(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.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £175.00
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.
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Lot Number: 266

(Recovered/Salvaged Mail) 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 Mail

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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