Lot Number: 456

(World War II ) Censored Honour Air Mail Letter franked GB 3d with scarce printed blue triangle from from CMF (Central Mediterranean Force which was the main battle group in North Africa and Italy in 1944 and 1945)  to The 1st Battalion, King's Own Regiment, India. Also crown over shield ' Passed By Censor/No 12860 'hs.

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Date: 1945, Feb 27
Est. price: £13.00
Category: World War II

Description: Censored Honour Air Mail Letter franked GB 3d with scarce printed blue triangle from from CMF (Central Mediterranean Force which was the main battle group in North Africa and Italy in 1944 and 1945) to The 1st Battalion, King's Own Regiment, India. Also crown over shield ' Passed By Censor/No 12860 'hs.
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Lot Number: 453

(World War II ) Illustrated Christmas Greetings airgraph with shield with St George's Cross, a palm tree and an olive tree, sent the Eighth Army, Italy, to England, passed by censor 8261 hs. Complete with delivery envelope.

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Date: 1943, Nov 28
Est. price: £18.00
Category: World War II

Description: Illustrated Christmas Greetings airgraph with shield with St George's Cross, a palm tree and an olive tree, sent the Eighth Army, Italy, to England, passed by censor 8261 hs. Complete with delivery envelope.
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Lot Number: 452

(World War II) 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: World War II

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: 447

(World War II) Brazil to Vichy France, bs Villefranche-de-Rouergue 18/10, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, also canceled French 30c postage due, fine strike violet framed "Por Aviao/via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, sealed Italian black/white 'Verificato per censur' and tied my Italian censor mark. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean. This cover was correctly rated 5400R, so the 30c postage due is unusual. Significant bottom edge tear.

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Date: 1940, Sep 19
Est. price: £15.00
Category: World War II

Description: Brazil to Vichy France, bs Villefranche-de-Rouergue 18/10, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, also canceled French 30c postage due, fine strike violet framed "Por Aviao/via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, sealed Italian black/white 'Verificato per censur' and tied my Italian censor mark. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean. This cover was correctly rated 5400R, so the 30c postage due is unusual. Significant bottom edge tear.
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Lot Number: 444

(World War II) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover double rated 10,800r, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine blue/white three line "Via LATI" service etiquette, sealed German black/white OKW censor tape. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean.

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Date: 1940, Apr 6
Est. price: £15.00
Category: World War II

Description: Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover double rated 10,800r, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine blue/white three line "Via LATI" service etiquette, sealed German black/white OKW censor tape. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean.
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Lot Number: 383

(South Africa) WWII censored airmail South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to GENEVA. By Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DN250 which left 12 February (9 days late). arriving Brindisi 17/8 (9 days late). Then train via Milan and Chiasso to Geneva.Plain cover sealed South Africa censor tape, Franked 1/3 for air rate.

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Date: 1940, Feb 6
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII censored airmail South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to GENEVA. By Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DN250 which left 12 February (9 days late). arriving Brindisi 17/8 (9 days late). Then train via Milan and Chiasso to Geneva.Plain cover sealed South Africa censor tape, Franked 1/3 for air rate.
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Lot Number: 384

(South Africa) Double rate WWII censored cover, Cape Town to Buenos Aires, 20 Nov 1942 Natal transit cds, plain cover franked 8/- (5/- (sg38, cat £35 used), 2/6d and 6d, canc Cape Town cds, sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by magenta 'coat of arms' /A' , typed 'By Air Mail'. Correctly rated for 2x the 4/- South Africa-US rate. Small non invasive top rh corner nibble, does not detract. See image.

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Date: 1942, Oct 28
Est. price: £45.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Double rate WWII censored cover, Cape Town to Buenos Aires, 20 Nov 1942 Natal transit cds, plain cover franked 8/- (5/- (sg38, cat £35 used), 2/6d and 6d, canc Cape Town cds, sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by magenta 'coat of arms' /A' , typed 'By Air Mail'. Correctly rated for 2x the 4/- South Africa-US rate. Small non invasive top rh corner nibble, does not detract. See image.
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Lot Number: 385

(South Africa) WWII dual censored cover, Durban to Buenos Aires, bs 2/4/43, plain cover franked 4/- (1/- block of 4), canc Durban cds, fine strike black framed 'Air Mail' hs. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by violet 'coat of arms' /C' , and US EB Examiner 14021 (San Juan) censor tape. Correctly rated 4/- for the Africa-US rate.  Image.

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Date: 1943, Oct 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII dual censored cover, Durban to Buenos Aires, bs 2/4/43, plain cover franked 4/- (1/- block of 4), canc Durban cds, fine strike black framed 'Air Mail' hs. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by violet 'coat of arms' /C' , and US EB Examiner 14021 (San Juan) censor tape. Correctly rated 4/- for the Africa-US rate. Image.
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Lot Number: 386

(South Africa) Scarce triple rated WWII censored cover, Johannesburg to San Francisco, plain cover franked 10/- + 6d, canc Johannesburg cds, typed 'By Air Mail', sealed US EB 30280 (Miami) censor tape. Correctly rated for 3x the 3/6d South Africa-US rate, which had been reduced from 4/-per 1/2oz on 28 August 1944.

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Date: 1944, Nov 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Scarce triple rated WWII censored cover, Johannesburg to San Francisco, plain cover franked 10/- + 6d, canc Johannesburg cds, typed 'By Air Mail', sealed US EB 30280 (Miami) censor tape. Correctly rated for 3x the 3/6d South Africa-US rate, which had been reduced from 4/-per 1/2oz on 28 August 1944.
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Lot Number: 369

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, Singapore to New York, franked $1.40 canc Singapore B cds,sealed plain brown censor tape and tied by Singapore 'Passed By/Censor 24/A censor mark. Correctly rated for Malaya to Manila by sea, then Manila to US by Pan Am, see Boyle p817, not easy to find. Minor top edge nibble verso, see scan..

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Date: 1941, Mar 1
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, Singapore to New York, franked $1.40 canc Singapore B cds,sealed plain brown censor tape and tied by Singapore 'Passed By/Censor 24/A censor mark. Correctly rated for Malaya to Manila by sea, then Manila to US by Pan Am, see Boyle p817, not easy to find. Minor top edge nibble verso, see scan..
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Lot Number: 371

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.

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Date: 1941, Sep 30
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.
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Lot Number: 368

(Singapore) Singapore to London, WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for postage by the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', fine strike violet triangular 'Passed For Transmission.Singapore censor mark No.5'

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Date: 1940, Nov 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to London, WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for postage by the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', fine strike violet triangular 'Passed For Transmission.Singapore censor mark No.5'
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Lot Number: 365

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.

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Date: 1940, Feb 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.
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Lot Number: 364

(Singapore) Early WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Penang-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, canc double ring Singapore G/ 16 De 1939 cds, black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  Sender's name and address has been excised neatly from flap.

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Date: 1939, Dec 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Early WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Penang-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, canc double ring Singapore G/ 16 De 1939 cds, black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, Sender's name and address has been excised neatly from flap.
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Lot Number: 358

(Sierra Leone) Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Freetown to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 23 Feb receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, sealed by black/white Sierra Leone censor tape, also framed violet  Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1940, Feb 10
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Freetown to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 23 Feb receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, sealed by black/white Sierra Leone censor tape, also framed violet Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 359

(Sierra Leone) World War II censored registered (hs) air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1/6d canc Freetown oval ds, violet Sierra Leone octagonal crown over Passed/QQ censor mark, typed"Air Mail" on flap, blue/pale blue etiquette. Likely carried in BOAC flying boat 'Catalina' along the African West Coast route from Lagos,and  round Cape Verde and the Canaries, with occasional stops at Freetown and Bathurst.. See Boyle p 721.

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Date: 1942, Dec 22
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: World War II censored registered (hs) air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1/6d canc Freetown oval ds, violet Sierra Leone octagonal crown over Passed/QQ censor mark, typed"Air Mail" on flap, blue/pale blue etiquette. Likely carried in BOAC flying boat 'Catalina' along the African West Coast route from Lagos,and round Cape Verde and the Canaries, with occasional stops at Freetown and Bathurst.. See Boyle p 721.
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Lot Number: 294

(New Zealand) Dual censored German Prisoner of War Post,  Prisoner of War camp Stalag VIII-B to New Zealand, via Lisbon and the USA, a wonderfully preserved Luftpost/Air Mail letter to New Zealand with clearly legible contents about camp life, blank (no name) 17/1/43 cds tied by red framed 'Tax Percue/...RM.....1' hs, violet 'Luftpost /Airmail' and 'uber Nordamerka' hs's, extra fine strike 'US Censorship/Examined By 322' censor mark on front tying black German (possibly scarce SS) scalloped 'Stalag VIII B.Censor/Nr 37', contents page also stamped with the same censor mark. Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp located near the small town of Lamsdorf  in Silesia. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies advanced into Germany, many of the prisoners were marched westward on the so-called Long (Death) March. An exceptional item of museum quality. Image.

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Date: 1943, Jan 17
Est. price: £150.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Dual censored German Prisoner of War Post, Prisoner of War camp Stalag VIII-B to New Zealand, via Lisbon and the USA, a wonderfully preserved Luftpost/Air Mail letter to New Zealand with clearly legible contents about camp life, blank (no name) 17/1/43 cds tied by red framed 'Tax Percue/...RM.....1' hs, violet 'Luftpost /Airmail' and 'uber Nordamerka' hs's, extra fine strike 'US Censorship/Examined By 322' censor mark on front tying black German (possibly scarce SS) scalloped 'Stalag VIII B.Censor/Nr 37', contents page also stamped with the same censor mark. Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp located near the small town of Lamsdorf in Silesia. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies advanced into Germany, many of the prisoners were marched westward on the so-called Long (Death) March. An exceptional item of museum quality. Image.
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Lot Number: 270

(Netherlands Antilles ) World War II double censored airmail cover, Curacao to London, imprint etiquette cover franked 165c, black two line 'Par Avion Jusqua ECU/ Airmail to USA', ms 'Airmail to New York, sealed PC90 OBE 5163 Bermuda censor tape overlying plain brown US censor tape.

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Date: 1943, Feb 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Netherlands Antilles

Description: World War II double censored airmail cover, Curacao to London, imprint etiquette cover franked 165c, black two line 'Par Avion Jusqua ECU/ Airmail to USA', ms 'Airmail to New York, sealed PC90 OBE 5163 Bermuda censor tape overlying plain brown US censor tape.
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Lot Number: 265

(Netherlands ) DELAYS, censored WWII airmail Netherlands to South Africa by Imperial Airways Southampton-Durban Service flight # DS246 which left Poole 8/1 and arrived 6 days late at Durban 18/1 due to weather delays at Poole, Biscarosse and Bracciano. Flown all the way by flying boat CORDELIA. Readdressed to USA. Imprint etiquette airmail cover sealed South Africa censor tape, franked G1.12 ½ c for 12 ½ UPU and double air fee?

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Date: 1940, Jan 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: DELAYS, censored WWII airmail Netherlands to South Africa by Imperial Airways Southampton-Durban Service flight # DS246 which left Poole 8/1 and arrived 6 days late at Durban 18/1 due to weather delays at Poole, Biscarosse and Bracciano. Flown all the way by flying boat CORDELIA. Readdressed to USA. Imprint etiquette airmail cover sealed South Africa censor tape, franked G1.12 ½ c for 12 ½ UPU and double air fee?
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Lot Number: 264

(Netherlands ) KLM special WWII uncensored Amsterdam-Naples-Johannesburg flight, Roterdam to Johannesburg, bs 19/1, by train to Naples, hence 15/1 depart, flown by DC3 REIGER, Reg PH-ALR, special cover franked 62 1/2c. Uncommon.

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Date: 1940, Jan 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: KLM special WWII uncensored Amsterdam-Naples-Johannesburg flight, Roterdam to Johannesburg, bs 19/1, by train to Naples, hence 15/1 depart, flown by DC3 REIGER, Reg PH-ALR, special cover franked 62 1/2c. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 449

(World War II) Australian Imperial Forces mail, Serembam, Negeri Sembilan to NSW, Australia, censored WWII ?YMCA? printed corner cover, franked red ?Postage Paid/ 25 cents/ Johore? double ring hs (shortage of stamps so Postage Paid hs used instead) tied buy Australian Imperial Force ?A.I.F. Field PO/ 150041/ No17? (based in Serenbam at that time), fine strike violet triangular Unit sensor No 3413, also violet straight line ?By Air Mail? hs.

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Date: 1941, Oct 15
Est. price: £35.00
Category: World War II

Description: Australian Imperial Forces mail, Serembam, Negeri Sembilan to NSW, Australia, censored WWII ?YMCA? printed corner cover, franked red ?Postage Paid/ 25 cents/ Johore? double ring hs (shortage of stamps so Postage Paid hs used instead) tied buy Australian Imperial Force ?A.I.F. Field PO/ 150041/ No17? (based in Serenbam at that time), fine strike violet triangular Unit sensor No 3413, also violet straight line ?By Air Mail? hs.
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Lot Number: 252

(Malaya) Johore-Cairo-London, early WW II censored airmail  to passenger aboard ship, franked 55c Johore stamps canc Segamat cds, correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Cairo service 5/9/39-8/5/41 addressed to MV Glenapp, Shipping Agents, Port Said, bs 20/4, via Cairo 19/4, Egyptian censor mark, then re-directed to London 18/5. Violet boxed Singapore "PassedBy/14/Censor". The ship was a Glen Line vessel which survived the war. Ironed horizontal crease and top edge damage, mostly verso.

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Date: 1940, Apr 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Malaya

Description: Johore-Cairo-London, early WW II censored airmail to passenger aboard ship, franked 55c Johore stamps canc Segamat cds, correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Cairo service 5/9/39-8/5/41 addressed to MV Glenapp, Shipping Agents, Port Said, bs 20/4, via Cairo 19/4, Egyptian censor mark, then re-directed to London 18/5. Violet boxed Singapore "PassedBy/14/Censor". The ship was a Glen Line vessel which survived the war. Ironed horizontal crease and top edge damage, mostly verso.
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Lot Number: 237

(Kenya) Kenya to USA, MOMBASA to NEW YORK, via Lagos 12/9, censored WWII airmail cover sealed B&W OBE N/365 censor tape. Franked 4sh 40c, posted ?1Sep 42, ms 'Air Mail/Congo & Clipper' and 'Via Congo & Clipper, violet 'By Airmail' hs, and unknown partial violet circular hs.Carried on the trans-Africa service by BOAC to Lagos via Khartoum, on to Leopoldville, and OAT by Pan Am FAM 22 to Miami then US internal air service to New York.

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Date: 1942, Sep 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Kenya to USA, MOMBASA to NEW YORK, via Lagos 12/9, censored WWII airmail cover sealed B&W OBE N/365 censor tape. Franked 4sh 40c, posted ?1Sep 42, ms 'Air Mail/Congo & Clipper' and 'Via Congo & Clipper, violet 'By Airmail' hs, and unknown partial violet circular hs.Carried on the trans-Africa service by BOAC to Lagos via Khartoum, on to Leopoldville, and OAT by Pan Am FAM 22 to Miami then US internal air service to New York.
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Lot Number: 210

(Iraq) WWII high frank censored  'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific.  Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Jul 22
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Iraq

Description: WWII high frank censored 'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific. Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 206

(Iran) WWII triple censored airmail, Iran to USA, TEHRAN to CHICAGO, ms 7-17-45 arrival. Commercial corner cover franked 28R50, posted ?10 June, bs 'Baghdad Jun 16', sealed US cellophane EB 30621 (Chicago) censor tape, carried Tehran to Baghdad, then BOAC to Lagos via Cairo, then Pan Am FAM 22 to Miami and OAT to Chicago. Also two Iran Anglo-Soviet-Persian censor marks, and '5' in circle Iraqi 'passed censorship' symbol, and scarce grey/black 'BY PAN AMERICAN AIR MAIL/SE(K ERROR)VICE'. See scan.

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Date: 1945, Jun 10
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Iran

Description: WWII triple censored airmail, Iran to USA, TEHRAN to CHICAGO, ms 7-17-45 arrival. Commercial corner cover franked 28R50, posted ?10 June, bs 'Baghdad Jun 16', sealed US cellophane EB 30621 (Chicago) censor tape, carried Tehran to Baghdad, then BOAC to Lagos via Cairo, then Pan Am FAM 22 to Miami and OAT to Chicago. Also two Iran Anglo-Soviet-Persian censor marks, and '5' in circle Iraqi 'passed censorship' symbol, and scarce grey/black 'BY PAN AMERICAN AIR MAIL/SE(K ERROR)VICE'. See scan.
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Lot Number: 204

(Interruptions and Accidents) DAELAYED FLIGHT, censored early WWII registered (label) cover sealed SA censor tape, South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to CT. THURGAU, by Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight # DN250 leaving Durban 12/2 to Alexandria 16/2 by Caledonia, and by Clyde to Brindisi 17/2, on by train via Chiasso to Thurgau, bs 19/2. Franked 1/3 for air rate, but ?POSTED OUT OF COURSE?(handstamp) so taxed 65cts. The service was 9 days late departing from Durban likely NO AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE - ALL WEATHERBOUMD IN UK AND EUROPE ( Wingent, pers comm.). Nice item - scarce and interesting..

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Date: 1940, Feb 3
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: DAELAYED FLIGHT, censored early WWII registered (label) cover sealed SA censor tape, South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to CT. THURGAU, by Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight # DN250 leaving Durban 12/2 to Alexandria 16/2 by Caledonia, and by Clyde to Brindisi 17/2, on by train via Chiasso to Thurgau, bs 19/2. Franked 1/3 for air rate, but ?POSTED OUT OF COURSE?(handstamp) so taxed 65cts. The service was 9 days late departing from Durban likely NO AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE - ALL WEATHERBOUMD IN UK AND EUROPE ( Wingent, pers comm.). Nice item - scarce and interesting..
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Lot Number: 450

(World War II) American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. CROSSED THE ATLANTIC TWICE BY air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 23
Est. price: £75.00
Category: World War II

Description: American Air mail Service, F/F Gold Coast to England via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami-Lagos-Bathurst service, Accra to Manchester, plain etiquette cover, correctly rated 5/6d for Gold Coast-UK mail, fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, red hexagonal PBC/5/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am 'all the way', first E-W on the new FAM 22 service, then W-E to Lisbon on FAM 18, then BOAC/KLM to London. CROSSED THE ATLANTIC TWICE BY air, service discontinued in March 1942. Super wartime item. Image.
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Lot Number: 142

(GB External) First airmail service during WWII, Shoreham to Belgium, no arrival ds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for PC, cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, special printed card with logo and "First Despatch/War Air Mail/30 October 1939", cancelled by violet st line "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs's x2 verso. On the outbreak of war flights over the east of England and Scotland were prohibited by the Air Navigation (Restriction in Time of War) Order 1939, and operations were moved from Croydon to Shoreham. The service was suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. A copy of a six page A4 article on the airmail services at Shoreham on the outbreak of WWII, is included with this item.

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Date: 1939, Oct 30
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: First airmail service during WWII, Shoreham to Belgium, no arrival ds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for PC, cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, special printed card with logo and "First Despatch/War Air Mail/30 October 1939", cancelled by violet st line "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs's x2 verso. On the outbreak of war flights over the east of England and Scotland were prohibited by the Air Navigation (Restriction in Time of War) Order 1939, and operations were moved from Croydon to Shoreham. The service was suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. A copy of a six page A4 article on the airmail services at Shoreham on the outbreak of WWII, is included with this item.
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Lot Number: 143

(GB External) Wartime airmail service to the continent, Shoreham to Oslo, no arrival ds, pc correctly rated 2 1/2d cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Likely British Airways, see Boyle p353. Service suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. Nov 23rd was also first conveyance of mail under PO contract by Scottish Airways. Faint bend top rh corner. See scans

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Date: 1939, Nov 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Wartime airmail service to the continent, Shoreham to Oslo, no arrival ds, pc correctly rated 2 1/2d cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Likely British Airways, see Boyle p353. Service suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. Nov 23rd was also first conveyance of mail under PO contract by Scottish Airways. Faint bend top rh corner. See scans
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Lot Number: 150

(GB External) Dual censored WWII airmail from London to Zurich, via Lisbon where airmail label annulled by Lisbon 22 May 43 cds for onward  transmission by rail. Plain cover franked 5d, sealed by GB and German censors, verso black German censor mark applied on arrival in Paris, and red censor mark to clear forwarding to Switzerland. Written in hungarian.

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Date: 1943, May 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from London to Zurich, via Lisbon where airmail label annulled by Lisbon 22 May 43 cds for onward transmission by rail. Plain cover franked 5d, sealed by GB and German censors, verso black German censor mark applied on arrival in Paris, and red censor mark to clear forwarding to Switzerland. Written in hungarian.
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Lot Number: 148

(GB External) World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-,  canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route',  sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated  5/-  at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India.  Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air.  A great item, full of history.

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Date: 1941, Dec 2
Est. price: £175.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-, canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated 5/- at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India. Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air. A great item, full of history.
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Lot Number: 146

(GB External) England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.

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Date: 1940, Jul 23
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 152

(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: £25.00
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: 151

(GB External) London to Italy WW II, undelivered British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 2 airmail lettersheet,  blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion",franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Catford wavy line, addressed to Sapper Keeton, Campo PG53, PM 3300, Italy, red octagonal "PW 6061" hs, verso blue duble ring Italian censor mark and black six line "This letter formed part of/undelivered mails which fell/into the hands of the Allied/Forces advancing in Italy./It is undeliverable as addressed and is therefore returned to you" hs

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Date: 1943, Aug 28
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Italy WW II, undelivered British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 2 airmail lettersheet, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion",franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Catford wavy line, addressed to Sapper Keeton, Campo PG53, PM 3300, Italy, red octagonal "PW 6061" hs, verso blue duble ring Italian censor mark and black six line "This letter formed part of/undelivered mails which fell/into the hands of the Allied/Forces advancing in Italy./It is undeliverable as addressed and is therefore returned to you" hs
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Lot Number: 149

(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 12
Est. price: £45.00
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: 99

(Egypt) WWII OFFICIAL PAID MAIL  from ALEXANDRIA to PARIS, carried by flying boat Caledonia on Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight #235 arriving Paris 28/10. Red ms 'Imperial Airways', red by Air Mail' hs, purple Egyptian censor mark in front, Cairo October 25th transit cds verso. Bank of Egypt 50mls metre franking. Unusual item in very fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Oct 24
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: WWII OFFICIAL PAID MAIL from ALEXANDRIA to PARIS, carried by flying boat Caledonia on Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight #235 arriving Paris 28/10. Red ms 'Imperial Airways', red by Air Mail' hs, purple Egyptian censor mark in front, Cairo October 25th transit cds verso. Bank of Egypt 50mls metre franking. Unusual item in very fine condition.
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Lot Number: 100

(Egypt) Censored WWI airmail, Alexandria to London, printed bank air mail etiquette cover, red 'Imperial Airways' hs (still used though flown BOAC) franked 47 mls (17 mls Empire letter rate, 20g and 30 mls air fee to UK), Egypt censor mark.

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Date: 1941, Nov 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Censored WWI airmail, Alexandria to London, printed bank air mail etiquette cover, red 'Imperial Airways' hs (still used though flown BOAC) franked 47 mls (17 mls Empire letter rate, 20g and 30 mls air fee to UK), Egypt censor mark.
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Lot Number: 203

(Interruptions and Accidents) DELAYED/INTERRUPTED WWII censored airmail,  Egypt to Italy, ALEXANDRIA to REVERE.  By Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu North Service KN124 which left Alex 12/11on FLYING BOAT 'CERES' and arrived Marseilles 16/11, then by train to Paris bs 18/11. CERES FIRST DEPARTED. ALEX. 06.15 ON 11TH BUT HAD TO RETURN AT 10.15 DUE TO BAD WEATHER. (Wingent pers comm). Printed commercial cover Egyptian censor tape and mark, franked 30 mils for 20 mils UPU plus 10 mils air fee. The KISUMU SERVICE was set up to carry mail under the E.A.M.S. from East Africa and the Sudan, see Wingent p125.

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Date: 1939, Nov 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: DELAYED/INTERRUPTED WWII censored airmail, Egypt to Italy, ALEXANDRIA to REVERE. By Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu North Service KN124 which left Alex 12/11on FLYING BOAT 'CERES' and arrived Marseilles 16/11, then by train to Paris bs 18/11. CERES FIRST DEPARTED. ALEX. 06.15 ON 11TH BUT HAD TO RETURN AT 10.15 DUE TO BAD WEATHER. (Wingent pers comm). Printed commercial cover Egyptian censor tape and mark, franked 30 mils for 20 mils UPU plus 10 mils air fee. The KISUMU SERVICE was set up to carry mail under the E.A.M.S. from East Africa and the Sudan, see Wingent p125.
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Lot Number: 350

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, May 30
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 81

(China) WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and  'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England, Route F Boyd p772).   A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Aug 20
Est. price: £100.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and 'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England, Route F Boyd p772). A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 80

(China) WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40)  for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.

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Date: 1941, Jun 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40) for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.
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Lot Number: 79

(China) Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapore/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.

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Date: 1941, Apr 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: China

Description: Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapore/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 63

(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: £75.00
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: 61

(Brazil) Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet framed "Via Condor-LATI" directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.

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Date: 1940, Sep 12
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Brazil to Switzerland, no arrival ds, flown by LATI, uncensored WWII airmail cover franked 5400R, canc Sao Paulo cds, fine strike violet framed "Via Condor-LATI" directional handstamp, ms 'Via L.A.T.I.'.
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Lot Number: 32

(Australia) Sydney to USA, carried on first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5,  blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL, then forwarded by sea from Auckland to USA via Seattle 6/6, New York 8/6 to Arlington 10/6. Censored souvenir cover franked 11d, sealed Australian censor tape.

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Date: 1940, May 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Sydney to USA, carried on first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL, then forwarded by sea from Auckland to USA via Seattle 6/6, New York 8/6 to Arlington 10/6. Censored souvenir cover franked 11d, sealed Australian censor tape.
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Lot Number: 35

(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: 33

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d 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, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the 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. Image.

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Date: 1941, Feb 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d 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, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the 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. Image.
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Lot Number: 370

(Singapore) Trans Pacific extension to Singapore, F/F FAM 14, Singapore to Manila, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, Pan Am.

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Date: 1941, May 10
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Trans Pacific extension to Singapore, F/F FAM 14, Singapore to Manila, cachet, b/s, violet triangular Singapore censor mark, official long cover, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 446

(World War II) GB to New York, two WWII censored covers, both correctly rated 1/3d and typed 'Atlantic Clipper', and sealed with Bermuda censor tape, #'s 1527 and 1153. See scan

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Date: 1940, Aug 2
Est. price: £10.00
Category: World War II

Description: GB to New York, two WWII censored covers, both correctly rated 1/3d and typed 'Atlantic Clipper', and sealed with Bermuda censor tape, #'s 1527 and 1153. See scan
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Lot Number: 367

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail, Singapore to England, correctly rated 55c, canc Singapore dr cds, sealed brown Singapore censor tape, tied by three line 'Passed by/censor 68/Singapore' censor mark.

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Date: 1940, Sep 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail, Singapore to England, correctly rated 55c, canc Singapore dr cds, sealed brown Singapore censor tape, tied by three line 'Passed by/censor 68/Singapore' censor mark.
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