Lot Number: 465

(United States) WA Films Incorporated, Hollywood, flown by airmail Special Delivery to Curacao, 24/9 and on to Riohacha, Colombia, 7/10, via Barranquilla 2/10, underpaid airmail cover, 24x10cm, franked 60c and 20c Special Delivery stamp, canc Los Angeles cds, violet 'Returned For Postage' and 'Postage Due (ms 7) cent' handstamps. WA Films was incorporated in New York in 1925 and, in 1930, produced, among others, 'Africa Speaks' which was filmed on location in the Belgian Congo. Interesting item

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Date: 1933, Sep 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: WA Films Incorporated, Hollywood, flown by airmail Special Delivery to Curacao, 24/9 and on to Riohacha, Colombia, 7/10, via Barranquilla 2/10, underpaid airmail cover, 24x10cm, franked 60c and 20c Special Delivery stamp, canc Los Angeles cds, violet 'Returned For Postage' and 'Postage Due (ms 7) cent' handstamps. WA Films was incorporated in New York in 1925 and, in 1930, produced, among others, 'Africa Speaks' which was filmed on location in the Belgian Congo. Interesting item
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Lot Number: 301

(Malta) First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then  Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jul 3
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Malta

Description: First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 74

(Belgium) Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville and return, 6/11, to Eghezee, commemorative 'Pelican' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green and purple cachets.

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Date: 1937, Oct 20
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Pelican Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville and return, 6/11, to Eghezee, commemorative 'Pelican' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green and purple cachets.
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Lot Number: 73

(Belgium) Air France/Aeromaritime extension to Douala and Pointe Noire, Thieux (Belgium) to Pointe Noire (French Congo), bs 20/5, grey/blue Air France/Aeromaritime air cover franked 5F25, black framed "Service Aerien Senegal-Congo/Aeromaritime/1er voyage Mai 1937/en laison avec/Air France Air Afrique", ms "Bruxelles-Paris-Dakar-Pointe Noire", two uncommon and attractive se tanant Congo/Belgium publicity labels verso. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, May 14
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Air France/Aeromaritime extension to Douala and Pointe Noire, Thieux (Belgium) to Pointe Noire (French Congo), bs 20/5, grey/blue Air France/Aeromaritime air cover franked 5F25, black framed "Service Aerien Senegal-Congo/Aeromaritime/1er voyage Mai 1937/en laison avec/Air France Air Afrique", ms "Bruxelles-Paris-Dakar-Pointe Noire", two uncommon and attractive se tanant Congo/Belgium publicity labels verso. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 72

(Belgium) Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.

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Date: 1935, Oct 1
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.
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Lot Number: 65

(Belgian Congo) F/F Elizabethville to Brussels and return, 2 cachets, printed souvenir cover, Sabena

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Date: 1935, Nov 22
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: F/F Elizabethville to Brussels and return, 2 cachets, printed souvenir cover, Sabena
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Lot Number: 68

(Belgian Congo) Extension Leopoldville-Tshikapa service to Luebo,F/F Luebo to Tshikipa, bs 1/11, imprint etiquette cover franked 60c, bkack st. line "Premier Laison" cachet.

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Date: 1939, Nov 01
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Extension Leopoldville-Tshikapa service to Luebo,F/F Luebo to Tshikipa, bs 1/11, imprint etiquette cover franked 60c, bkack st. line "Premier Laison" cachet.
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Lot Number: 67

(Belgian Congo) Sabena first internal fast flight service, Ponthierville to Elizabethville, bs 29/10, Godinas cover franked  50c, 10c, rd/white vignette, green flight cachet.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena first internal fast flight service, Ponthierville to Elizabethville, bs 29/10, Godinas cover franked 50c, 10c, rd/white vignette, green flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 69

(Belgian Congo) Luebo to Kikwit, bs 1/11, carried on F/F Luebo-Tshikakapa-Leopoldville service, Van Reet cover franked 90c, black framed "Avion" cachet, typed "Par 1o Courrier Aerien/Luebo Kikwit". Uncommon.

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Date: 1939, Nov 01
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Luebo to Kikwit, bs 1/11, carried on F/F Luebo-Tshikakapa-Leopoldville service, Van Reet cover franked 90c, black framed "Avion" cachet, typed "Par 1o Courrier Aerien/Luebo Kikwit". Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 70

(Belgian Congo) Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels service, red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 12F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.

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Date: 1946, Feb 27
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena, first return flight accelerated Leopoldville-Brussels service, red/blue/pale grey registered (label) 'Cercle Philatelique du Congo Belge et Ruanda Urundi' souvenir cover franked 12F50, 1/3/27 arrival ds on front, sent by the President of the Cercle Philatelique.
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Lot Number: 66

(Belgian Congo) Leopoldville to New York, via Marseille Gare Avion 16/10 transit cds, imprint etiquette cover franked 6F, uncommon black three line "en avion jusqua/Marseille/Gare avion"

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Date: 1936, Oct 10
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Leopoldville to New York, via Marseille Gare Avion 16/10 transit cds, imprint etiquette cover franked 6F, uncommon black three line "en avion jusqua/Marseille/Gare avion"
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Lot Number: 64

(Belgian Congo) Belgian Congo to France, ELISABETHVILLE  to PARIS. To Broken Hill by AERO CLUB DE KATANGA and then by Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN185 which left Broken Hill 20/9 September and arrived Brindisi 25/9. Bears an unusual 'Posta Aerea/25.9.34/Roma Ferrovia' transit cds. Likey put off plans at Brindisi by mistake, trained to Rome, then put back on next IAW flight to Paris. Franked F6 for F2.50 UPU rate and F3.50 air fee. Interesting.

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Date: 1934, Sep 19
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Belgian Congo to France, ELISABETHVILLE to PARIS. To Broken Hill by AERO CLUB DE KATANGA and then by Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN185 which left Broken Hill 20/9 September and arrived Brindisi 25/9. Bears an unusual 'Posta Aerea/25.9.34/Roma Ferrovia' transit cds. Likey put off plans at Brindisi by mistake, trained to Rome, then put back on next IAW flight to Paris. Franked F6 for F2.50 UPU rate and F3.50 air fee. Interesting.
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