Lot Number: 88

(Australia) The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 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 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 item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

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Date: 1941, Dec 6
Est. price: £250.00 £212.50
Category: Australia

Description: The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 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 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 item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

Lot Number: 128

(China) F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds,  official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, and fine official blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet, also red two line 'First Flight China Clipper/China-USA' and blue 'Via CNAC-Hong Kong/and US Air Service', registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom and gold "First Air Mail/China to USA" illustrated vignette.

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £55.00 £46.75
Category: China

Description: F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds, official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, and fine official blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet, also red two line 'First Flight China Clipper/China-USA' and blue 'Via CNAC-Hong Kong/and US Air Service', registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom and gold "First Air Mail/China to USA" illustrated vignette.

Lot Number: 133

(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: £125.00 £106.25
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.

Lot Number: 263

(GB External) WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jul 9
Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: GB External

Description: WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

Lot Number: 264

(GB External) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and 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: 1941, Oct 17
Est. price: £60.00 £51.00
Category: GB External

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, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

Lot Number: 265

(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: £225.00 £191.25
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.

Lot Number: 349

(Gold Coast) 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: £150.00 £127.50
Category: Gold Coast

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.

Lot Number: 361

(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

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Date: 1937, Apr 29
Est. price: £10.00 £8.50
Category: Hong Kong

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

Lot Number: 403

(Ireland) F/F FAM 18, Northern North Atlantic route, Foynes-Botwood, b/s, violet cachet, Pan Am.

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Date: 1939, Jun 30
Est. price: £6.00 £5.10
Category: Ireland

Description: F/F FAM 18, Northern North Atlantic route, Foynes-Botwood, b/s, violet cachet, Pan Am.

Lot Number: 456

(New Zealand) Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item in fine condition. Image,

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Date: 1940, Aug 28
Est. price: £175.00 £148.75
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item in fine condition. Image,

Lot Number: 459

(Newfoundland) Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6.
Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1938, May 12
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6. Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.

Lot Number: 472

(Panama) Inaugural FAM 5, Panama to Miami, franked 2c National + 25c air,canc Agencia Postal Panama cds, violet two line 'Panamerican Airways Inc/Primer Vuelo' and double ring F/F cachets,flight cachet.  Because USPOD had not authorised Panama mail it was neither backstamped at Miami, nor forwarded from there by domestic airmail. This notwithstanding, such mail is an imprtant part of FAM 5's inaugural history.

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Date: 1929, Feb 09
Est. price: £12.00 £10.20
Category: Panama

Description: Inaugural FAM 5, Panama to Miami, franked 2c National + 25c air,canc Agencia Postal Panama cds, violet two line 'Panamerican Airways Inc/Primer Vuelo' and double ring F/F cachets,flight cachet. Because USPOD had not authorised Panama mail it was neither backstamped at Miami, nor forwarded from there by domestic airmail. This notwithstanding, such mail is an imprtant part of FAM 5's inaugural history.

Lot Number: 638

(Trinidad) SCARCE F/F FAM 5 Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, bs 7/1, via Miami, registered (label) cover franked 11d, black 'R' in oval tying blue/white winged 'PAA' vignette, Pan Am.  Ref Locke JM, 1962. On Jan 9, 1931 Kingston replaced Ceinfuegos as the express service overnight stop - AAMC III 2004, p52.

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Date: 1931, Jan 2
Est. price: £35.00 £29.75
Category: Trinidad

Description: SCARCE F/F FAM 5 Port of Spain to Kingston, Jamaica, bs 7/1, via Miami, registered (label) cover franked 11d, black 'R' in oval tying blue/white winged 'PAA' vignette, Pan Am. Ref Locke JM, 1962. On Jan 9, 1931 Kingston replaced Ceinfuegos as the express service overnight stop - AAMC III 2004, p52.

Lot Number: 639

(Trinidad) Completing the Lindberg Circle, F/F FAM 5, Port of Spain to La Guaira, Venezuela, 13/2 arrival ds on front, airmail cover franked 1/1d, Pan Am.

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Date: 1931, Feb 10
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: Trinidad

Description: Completing the Lindberg Circle, F/F FAM 5, Port of Spain to La Guaira, Venezuela, 13/2 arrival ds on front, airmail cover franked 1/1d, Pan Am.

Lot Number: 651

(United States) First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service,  Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds.  Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £325.00 £276.25
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service, Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds. Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.