Lot Number: 647

(Ephemera) UK Airgraph Form Type 3  with 'Date Stamp' circle at top right., unused. Letters had to be written on special forms designed to work with the processing equipment, and the maximum length of a message  was only a few hundred words ( detailed instructions verso).. The form was not to be folded, and had to be handed in at a post office, and then handled first by censors, then by sorters

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Date: Various other
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: UK Airgraph Form Type 3 with 'Date Stamp' circle at top right., unused. Letters had to be written on special forms designed to work with the processing equipment, and the maximum length of a message was only a few hundred words ( detailed instructions verso).. The form was not to be folded, and had to be handed in at a post office, and then handled first by censors, then by sorters
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Lot Number: 522

(World War II ) Scarce 'NAVAL ISSUE' air letter from RN barracks, Colombo, Ceylon to England, franked 3d canc 'PO Maritime/Mail, red boxed censor hs signed by censor.

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Date: 1944, Feb 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: World War II

Description: Scarce 'NAVAL ISSUE' air letter from RN barracks, Colombo, Ceylon to England, franked 3d canc 'PO Maritime/Mail, red boxed censor hs signed by censor.
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Lot Number: 521

(World War II) Censored WWII airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Sydney to New York, imprint etiquette cover. franked 4 x1/- Lyre bird, correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, violet diamond Australia 1103 censor mark, black 'California Clipper' hs. Flown by Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

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Date: 1941, Oct 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: World War II

Description: Censored WWII airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Sydney to New York, imprint etiquette cover. franked 4 x1/- Lyre bird, correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, violet diamond Australia 1103 censor mark, black 'California Clipper' hs. Flown by Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
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Lot Number: 520

(World War II) Early World War II censored LATI commercial air cover to Germany, Baade & Baade airmail corner cover, franked 5400R canc Porto Alegre cds, printed "Via (ms) LATI" typed endorsement ", Maubeuge double circle Period 1 "Controle Postal Militaire/Admission WN", sealed Brazil brown/black S.P Censura censor tape with coat of arms, tied by violet Brazil two line "5 Censura/****** Do Sul censor mark verso, blue two line "Retour/A L'Envoyeur" hs on front. Intended for carriage by LATI but was sent, instead, via Transatlantic Clipper to France  where it was censored at Maubeuge on the French-Belgian border, and then returned to sender. Upon the French declaration of war against Germany on 3/9/39 Air France ceased all flights to Germany. So, on reaching Maubeuge, this cover could go no further and was returned to Brazil.  For this reason  Maubeuge mail is much sought after.

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Date: 1939, Sep 16
Est. price: £18.00
Category: World War II

Description: Early World War II censored LATI commercial air cover to Germany, Baade & Baade airmail corner cover, franked 5400R canc Porto Alegre cds, printed "Via (ms) LATI" typed endorsement ", Maubeuge double circle Period 1 "Controle Postal Militaire/Admission WN", sealed Brazil brown/black S.P Censura censor tape with coat of arms, tied by violet Brazil two line "5 Censura/****** Do Sul censor mark verso, blue two line "Retour/A L'Envoyeur" hs on front. Intended for carriage by LATI but was sent, instead, via Transatlantic Clipper to France where it was censored at Maubeuge on the French-Belgian border, and then returned to sender. Upon the French declaration of war against Germany on 3/9/39 Air France ceased all flights to Germany. So, on reaching Maubeuge, this cover could go no further and was returned to Brazil. For this reason Maubeuge mail is much sought after.
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Lot Number: 492

(United States) WWII censored registered airmail, New York to Luanda, Angola, bs 13/10, via Miami 6/9, Leopoldville 2/10, and Boma 7/10, cover 22x10cm metre franked $1.35, typed 'Via Clipper', sealed B&W EB 4054 (Miami) censor tape. Uncommon destination, superb routing.

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Date: 1942, Sep 4
Est. price: £70.00
Category: United States

Description: WWII censored registered airmail, New York to Luanda, Angola, bs 13/10, via Miami 6/9, Leopoldville 2/10, and Boma 7/10, cover 22x10cm metre franked $1.35, typed 'Via Clipper', sealed B&W EB 4054 (Miami) censor tape. Uncommon destination, superb routing.
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Lot Number: 450

(Spain Majorca) Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, bank corner cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike  purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" x3, purple two line "Censura Militar/Pama de Mallorca" censor mark, large 'Par Avion'hs's x2.  Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the  Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Spain Majorca

Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, bank corner cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" x3, purple two line "Censura Militar/Pama de Mallorca" censor mark, large 'Par Avion'hs's x2. Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.
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Lot Number: 448

(Spain Majorca) Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to Germany, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, red "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, violet two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, black trilingual Franco slogan hs. Carried on the  Ala Littoria Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.  Nice item.

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Date: 1938, Jan 12
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Spain Majorca

Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to Germany, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, red "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, violet two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, black trilingual Franco slogan hs. Carried on the Ala Littoria Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 449

(Spain Majorca) Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, commercial corner plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike uncommon purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, purple two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, typed "Por Avion Hasta Italia" instruction.  Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the  Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.

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Date: 1938, Feb 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Spain Majorca

Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, commercial corner plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike uncommon purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, purple two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, typed "Por Avion Hasta Italia" instruction. Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.
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Lot Number: 421

(Singapore) F/F Pan Am FAM 14 extension Singapore to San Francisco, bs, censored airmail cover, 21x11cm, franked 1$50, fine F/F cachet.

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Date: 1941, May 10
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Singapore

Description: F/F Pan Am FAM 14 extension Singapore to San Francisco, bs, censored airmail cover, 21x11cm, franked 1$50, fine F/F cachet.
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Lot Number: 378

(Palestine) Censored registered (label) airmail cover Tel Aviv to US, bs NY 23/11, Springfield 24/11, franked 115 mils (100 mils/1/2 oz + 15 mils registration), US New York censor seal, even though entering via Miami.

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Date: 1944, Nov 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Palestine

Description: Censored registered (label) airmail cover Tel Aviv to US, bs NY 23/11, Springfield 24/11, franked 115 mils (100 mils/1/2 oz + 15 mils registration), US New York censor seal, even though entering via Miami.
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Lot Number: 352

(New Zealand) New schedule of airmail charges, NZ to London, via Empire Air Service, bs 5/2, registered red/black/grey' Empire Air Mai lService/New Zealand', correctly rated 1/6d + 4d registration, canc W ellington cds, sealed NZ  censor tape tied by PBC NZ 26 censor mark. The new schedule reduced the srface rate, but the airmail rate remained the same. Small opening tear on flap.

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Date: 1940, Jan 12
Est. price: £15.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New schedule of airmail charges, NZ to London, via Empire Air Service, bs 5/2, registered red/black/grey' Empire Air Mai lService/New Zealand', correctly rated 1/6d + 4d registration, canc W ellington cds, sealed NZ censor tape tied by PBC NZ 26 censor mark. The new schedule reduced the srface rate, but the airmail rate remained the same. Small opening tear on flap.
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Lot Number: 318

(Mozambique) BOAC first flight Lourenco Marques to Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika, bs 8/4, censored Netto PSC franked 1E55 canc Lourenco Marques hexagon ds, violet framed Tanganyika 'Passed/By Censor/No 6' hs. Scarce F/F, only 27 flown.

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Date: 1940, Apr 1
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Mozambique

Description: BOAC first flight Lourenco Marques to Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika, bs 8/4, censored Netto PSC franked 1E55 canc Lourenco Marques hexagon ds, violet framed Tanganyika 'Passed/By Censor/No 6' hs. Scarce F/F, only 27 flown.
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Lot Number: 317

(Malta) World War II, forces censored concessionary mail to England, no arrival ds, unfranked imprint etiquette air cover, canc Valetta/Malta dr cds, ms "On Active Service", violet Malta triangle with crown "Passed By Censor/No 119" censor mark.

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Date: 1943, Apr 8
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Malta

Description: World War II, forces censored concessionary mail to England, no arrival ds, unfranked imprint etiquette air cover, canc Valetta/Malta dr cds, ms "On Active Service", violet Malta triangle with crown "Passed By Censor/No 119" censor mark.
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Lot Number: 312

(Malaya) WWII censored cover, Singapore to UK, plain cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, Singapore cds, red straight line 'By Air Mail' hs, black 'Passed For Transmission Singapore 14' triangular censor mark.

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Date: 1940, Apr 10
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Malaya

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to UK, plain cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, Singapore cds, red straight line 'By Air Mail' hs, black 'Passed For Transmission Singapore 14' triangular censor mark.
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Lot Number: 313

(Malaya) NOT FLOWN, WWII censored commercial cover, Malacca to Trichinopoly, S. India, correctly rated 8c for surface transport, violet 'Passed /By Censor/Singapore' censor mark, and verso red/brown/white undenominated 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label with horizontal crease.

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Date: 1940, May 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Malaya

Description: NOT FLOWN, WWII censored commercial cover, Malacca to Trichinopoly, S. India, correctly rated 8c for surface transport, violet 'Passed /By Censor/Singapore' censor mark, and verso red/brown/white undenominated 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label with horizontal crease.
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Lot Number: 291

(Italy) Rare Italy to New York, double rate cover carried by LATI to Recife, then by ship to New York, censored airmail etiquette cover franked 8L on front, canc Salerno cds, with additional 9.5L verso, canc small remnants of rare three black "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs's, ms "Via Lati/Via Rio de Janeiro", ms '6g', sealed black/white Italian censor tape tied by violet circular Salerno censor marks. The "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs was used on Italian mail to indicate airmail to Recife, then ship to USA. An extremely scarce LATI item, and definitely one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1941, Feb 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Italy

Description: Rare Italy to New York, double rate cover carried by LATI to Recife, then by ship to New York, censored airmail etiquette cover franked 8L on front, canc Salerno cds, with additional 9.5L verso, canc small remnants of rare three black "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs's, ms "Via Lati/Via Rio de Janeiro", ms '6g', sealed black/white Italian censor tape tied by violet circular Salerno censor marks. The "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs was used on Italian mail to indicate airmail to Recife, then ship to USA. An extremely scarce LATI item, and definitely one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 263

(India) WWII censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x12cm, franked  2R  24 annas, India black triangular censor mark, 'Written in English' hs.

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Date: 1941, Oct 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: WWII censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x12cm, franked 2R 24 annas, India black triangular censor mark, 'Written in English' hs.
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Lot Number: 264

(India) WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, sealed red/white ISouth Africa censor tape, black India triangular censor mark, red 'Written in English' hs, franked  7R (KGVI  2Rx3 and 1R) + 14 annas.  Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.

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Date: 1941, Nov 8
Est. price: £60.00
Category: India

Description: WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, sealed red/white ISouth Africa censor tape, black India triangular censor mark, red 'Written in English' hs, franked 7R (KGVI 2Rx3 and 1R) + 14 annas. Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.
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Lot Number: 265

(India) India to LIBERATED CZECHOSLOVAKIA via UK, airmail cover addressed to Jicin (Czech) franked India 24 1/2 annas in Lahore, Indian PC 90 censor seal tied hexagonal Crown/Passed/DHB/4 = Karachi, also initialled ? Military  ***Censor/**136 partially hidden by censor seal. On 5 May 1945, in the last moments of the war in Europe, the Prague uprising (Czech: Prazske povstani) began. It was an attempt by the Czech resistance to liberate the City of Prague.

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Date: 1945, Apr 24
Est. price: £60.00
Category: India

Description: India to LIBERATED CZECHOSLOVAKIA via UK, airmail cover addressed to Jicin (Czech) franked India 24 1/2 annas in Lahore, Indian PC 90 censor seal tied hexagonal Crown/Passed/DHB/4 = Karachi, also initialled ? Military ***Censor/**136 partially hidden by censor seal. On 5 May 1945, in the last moments of the war in Europe, the Prague uprising (Czech: Prazske povstani) began. It was an attempt by the Czech resistance to liberate the City of Prague.
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Lot Number: 262

(India) WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked  8R 14annas 6 p(KGVI 14 As x10 + 2As 6p), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark. Correctly franked annas for inclusive x9 weight franking. Some top edge crumple, see scan..

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Date: 1941, Sep 4
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked 8R 14annas 6 p(KGVI 14 As x10 + 2As 6p), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark. Correctly franked annas for inclusive x9 weight franking. Some top edge crumple, see scan..
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Lot Number: 240

(Greece) Greece to Yugoslavia, censored and registered (label) airmail etiquette cover, Athens to , bs Belgrade Airport, and Jevrejska 25/11, sealed Greek B&W currency control strip tied by black circular censor mark, dark blue/white airmail etiquettes front and verso. Ironed vertical crease.

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Date: 1936, Nov 20
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Greece

Description: Greece to Yugoslavia, censored and registered (label) airmail etiquette cover, Athens to , bs Belgrade Airport, and Jevrejska 25/11, sealed Greek B&W currency control strip tied by black circular censor mark, dark blue/white airmail etiquettes front and verso. Ironed vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 234

(Germany) Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5).  A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jan 8
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5). A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.
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Lot Number: 218

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions.  Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail. Ironed vertical crease.

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Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions. Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail. Ironed vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 204

(GB External) Czechoslovak Red Cross London to Cochabamba, Bolivia, bs, plain cover franked KGVI 2/6d +1/-., sealed Bermuda OBE 4275 censor tape. Correctly rated for 3/6d for carriage all the way by air to South America via Lisbon, New York and OAT by US internal/external airmail service.

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Date: 1944, Mar 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Czechoslovak Red Cross London to Cochabamba, Bolivia, bs, plain cover franked KGVI 2/6d +1/-., sealed Bermuda OBE 4275 censor tape. Correctly rated for 3/6d for carriage all the way by air to South America via Lisbon, New York and OAT by US internal/external airmail service.
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Lot Number: 203

(GB External) Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air  letter posted and censored on the ship, then blue tomb stone censor mark applied,  fine strike red boxed "FREE/CHRISTMAS/AIR MAIL" instead of postage stamp, addressed to England. Image.

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Date: 1943, Nov 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air letter posted and censored on the ship, then blue tomb stone censor mark applied, fine strike red boxed "FREE/CHRISTMAS/AIR MAIL" instead of postage stamp, addressed to England. Image.
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Lot Number: 202

(GB External) The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.

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Date: 1942, Sep 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.
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Lot Number: 155

(GB External) Marquise-Lympne, military mail from APO S.20,  Mulready facsimile souvenir card carried by Valency from France to England, bears S.20 (Marquis hs and volet framed crown over 'Passed/By/Censor/No/7029' censor mark. A typed text and hand drawn map of the route along which Army HQ 'express' mails were flown are included with this item.

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Date: 1918, Dec 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Marquise-Lympne, military mail from APO S.20, Mulready facsimile souvenir card carried by Valency from France to England, bears S.20 (Marquis hs and volet framed crown over 'Passed/By/Censor/No/7029' censor mark. A typed text and hand drawn map of the route along which Army HQ 'express' mails were flown are included with this item.
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Lot Number: 156

(GB External) RAF Air Mail "C" Service Cologne-Lympne, unused PPC  postmarked FDI 'A.P.O.S.40/22 May19.' This postmark was introduced for use on 23 May, 1919. Also faint violet boxed 'Passed/ By /Censor/No,2220' handstamp. A neat typewritten text and hand drawn map of this service accompanies this item.

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Date: 1919, May 22
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: RAF Air Mail "C" Service Cologne-Lympne, unused PPC postmarked FDI 'A.P.O.S.40/22 May19.' This postmark was introduced for use on 23 May, 1919. Also faint violet boxed 'Passed/ By /Censor/No,2220' handstamp. A neat typewritten text and hand drawn map of this service accompanies this item.
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Lot Number: 144

(French Guinea) WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.

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Date: 1939, Dec 28
Est. price: £22.00
Category: French Guinea

Description: WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.
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Lot Number: 141

(Egypt) Early post war airmail double rate censored cover Cairo to New York, bs 17/5, via Miami 15/5, franked 205ml (overseas letter 22ml+ 32ml regn + 2x 75ml/5gm air fee, sealed  New York censor tape even thogh entered through Miami.

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Date: 1945, Apr 24
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Early post war airmail double rate censored cover Cairo to New York, bs 17/5, via Miami 15/5, franked 205ml (overseas letter 22ml+ 32ml regn + 2x 75ml/5gm air fee, sealed New York censor tape even thogh entered through Miami.
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Lot Number: 137

(Egypt) Greece Expeditionary Force, censored On Active Service Free Christmas Air Mail, stampless, fine strike FPO/171/9 DE 40, addressed to Scotland, signed over Unit Censor hs.

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Date: 1940, Dec 9
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Greece Expeditionary Force, censored On Active Service Free Christmas Air Mail, stampless, fine strike FPO/171/9 DE 40, addressed to Scotland, signed over Unit Censor hs.
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Lot Number: 139

(Egypt) Postage prepaid On Active Service WWII censored cover to South Africa, mixed franking with two 3d GB stamps & 4d South Africa stamp, cancelled ?Egypt postage prepaid? to East London, South Africa, ms 'On Active Service', 'Middle East Forces Censor 341' hs.

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Date: 1942, Apr 7
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Postage prepaid On Active Service WWII censored cover to South Africa, mixed franking with two 3d GB stamps & 4d South Africa stamp, cancelled ?Egypt postage prepaid? to East London, South Africa, ms 'On Active Service', 'Middle East Forces Censor 341' hs.
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Lot Number: 138

(Egypt) Forces honour envelope, Egypt to Southern Rhodesia, franked 10d with GB stamps, cancelled ?Egypt postage prepaid? to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. Censor cachet.

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Date: 1942, Feb 13
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Forces honour envelope, Egypt to Southern Rhodesia, franked 10d with GB stamps, cancelled ?Egypt postage prepaid? to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. Censor cachet.
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Lot Number: 140

(Egypt) On Active Service airmail, Middle Easter Forces to England, combination cover franked GB 1/2d x4,
South Africa 1d x2, Australia 3d and New Zealand 3d, all tied by FPO/531, violet military censor mark 'Passed By Censor/No 4717. Some rough opening along lh edge visible verso only, see scan.

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Date: 1943, Jan 1
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Egypt

Description: On Active Service airmail, Middle Easter Forces to England, combination cover franked GB 1/2d x4, South Africa 1d x2, Australia 3d and New Zealand 3d, all tied by FPO/531, violet military censor mark 'Passed By Censor/No 4717. Some rough opening along lh edge visible verso only, see scan.
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Lot Number: 87

(Brazil) Triple censored WWII airmail cover, rated R 5400, from Sao Paulo to the River Plate Committee, Finsbury Circus, London (an undercover address for South American volunteers to British Forces), readdressed to No 8 A.O.S.(Air Observer School), Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, large Jan 7 1944 clock receiver verso. Triple sealed with Brazilian tape tied by framed S.P./442 censor mark, and US EB 2853 (San Juan), and GB OBE 562 PC90 censor tapes. Sent to a Britisher from Brazil, now a leading aircraftman/woman in training in Canada. An absolute goldmine of aerophilatelic, military, political and social history. One of the most exciting covers we have come across.

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Date: 1943, Aug 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Triple censored WWII airmail cover, rated R 5400, from Sao Paulo to the River Plate Committee, Finsbury Circus, London (an undercover address for South American volunteers to British Forces), readdressed to No 8 A.O.S.(Air Observer School), Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, large Jan 7 1944 clock receiver verso. Triple sealed with Brazilian tape tied by framed S.P./442 censor mark, and US EB 2853 (San Juan), and GB OBE 562 PC90 censor tapes. Sent to a Britisher from Brazil, now a leading aircraftman/woman in training in Canada. An absolute goldmine of aerophilatelic, military, political and social history. One of the most exciting covers we have come across.
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Lot Number: 86

(Brazil) LATI  Brazil to Germnay, censored blue/grey propanganda envelope with white gull wing imprint, franked 6600R, sealed German cencor tape verso, also German censor marks on front. Attractive item.

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Date: 1941, Aug 12
Est. price: £23.00
Category: Brazil

Description: LATI Brazil to Germnay, censored blue/grey propanganda envelope with white gull wing imprint, franked 6600R, sealed German cencor tape verso, also German censor marks on front. Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 84

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet underlined "via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, typed 'via Aerea L.A.T.I./via Roma'.

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Date: 1940, Sep 11
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Brazil to Germany, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet underlined "via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, typed 'via Aerea L.A.T.I./via Roma'.
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Lot Number: 39

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet  two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

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Date: 1942, Feb 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.
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Lot Number: 41

(Australia) Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air  letter posted and censored on the ship, then red tomb stone censor mark applied, franked 'British Fleet/12/28 JU/45' (Sydney)  instead of postage stamp, addressed to South Africa. Image.

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Date: 1945, Jun 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air letter posted and censored on the ship, then red tomb stone censor mark applied, franked 'British Fleet/12/28 JU/45' (Sydney) instead of postage stamp, addressed to South Africa. Image.
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Lot Number: 38

(Australia) Wartime airmail, 'air all the way' Australia to Canada, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Double Bay/NSW to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to CANADA, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US/Canadian internal air service to Ottawa (Boyle p860). This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

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Date: 1940, Oct 23
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, 'air all the way' Australia to Canada, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Double Bay/NSW to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to CANADA, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US/Canadian internal air service to Ottawa (Boyle p860). This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
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