Lot Number: 488

(Aviation Postal History) British Caledonian Airways. 5 covers. First flights. 30 October 1976 London - Bogota 
and return, 1 January 1977 Manchester - London and return plus March 12 1977. California 
- Prestwick - London. Commemorating Robert Burns.

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Date: Airlines
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: British Caledonian Airways. 5 covers. First flights. 30 October 1976 London - Bogota and return, 1 January 1977 Manchester - London and return plus March 12 1977. California - Prestwick - London. Commemorating Robert Burns.
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Lot Number: 487

(Aviation Postal History) British Caledonian Airways. 20th October 1976 5 covers. FDI Regional Stamps of 
Scotland 10p and 11p, 26th, First flight covers. 27th October 1976 London - Lima and return, 
London - Caracas and return.

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Date: Airlines
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: British Caledonian Airways. 20th October 1976 5 covers. FDI Regional Stamps of Scotland 10p and 11p, 26th, First flight covers. 27th October 1976 London - Lima and return, London - Caracas and return.
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Lot Number: 520

(Aviation Postal History) YORKSHIRE AEROPLANE CLUB, membership ticket issued August 1927, red cloth front with Club logo in silver, 8x5cm. See the: "YORKSHIRE AEROPLANE CLUB opened by Sir Sefton Brancker - and Mrs. John Arnott (Lady Mayoress of Leeds) makes first flight". https://www.britishpathe.com/video/yorkshire-aeroplane-club

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: YORKSHIRE AEROPLANE CLUB, membership ticket issued August 1927, red cloth front with Club logo in silver, 8x5cm. See the: "YORKSHIRE AEROPLANE CLUB opened by Sir Sefton Brancker - and Mrs. John Arnott (Lady Mayoress of Leeds) makes first flight". https://www.britishpathe.com/video/yorkshire-aeroplane-club
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Lot Number: 458

(Tanganyika) East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombasa,  first flight Wilson Airways Tanga to Nairobi  bs 20/8, plain cover franked 35 cents, boxed  'Feeder Service' and 'By Airmail/Par Avion' cachets. Only 29 covers carried.

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Date: 1932, Aug 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombasa, first flight Wilson Airways Tanga to Nairobi bs 20/8, plain cover franked 35 cents, boxed 'Feeder Service' and 'By Airmail/Par Avion' cachets. Only 29 covers carried.
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Lot Number: 453

(Switzerland) Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, viaMarseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Mit Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 100c, ms 'First Flight of /the Yankee Clipper/Marseilles-New York/via Lisbon', fine strike official red cachet, uncommon. Image.

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Date: 1939, May 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Switzerland

Description: Switzerland acceptance for First Regular North Atlantic Service, Marseilles to New York, bs 27/5, viaMarseille-Gare 24/5, imprint 'Mit Luftpost' etiquette cover franked 100c, ms 'First Flight of /the Yankee Clipper/Marseilles-New York/via Lisbon', fine strike official red cachet, uncommon. Image.
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Lot Number: 441

(Sudan) Cover flown  F/F WadI Halfa to Mwanza, bs Kisumu 10/3, Roessler airmail cover franked 2p 10ml, black 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Cover flown F/F WadI Halfa to Mwanza, bs Kisumu 10/3, Roessler airmail cover franked 2p 10ml, black 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 444

(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

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Date: 1931, Mar 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Sudan

Description: First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.
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Lot Number: 438

(St Vincent) Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.

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Date: 1932, Jul 29
Est. price: £30.00
Category: St Vincent

Description: Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.
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Lot Number: 431

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

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

Description: First return SAA new West Coast service, South to South West Africa and Angola, also a further extension of the Kalahari Service, Outjo to Cape Town, bs 26/8, violet straight line "First Flight West Coast" cachet.. Only three flights on this service before war broke out when service was abandoned due to lack of support.Narrow strip former mounting tape centre top edge verso, does not detract. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 410

(South Africa) F/F  Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, no arrival ds, uncommon red st. line "Miller Service, 1929", "Per First Flight" and "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, PC franked 4 1/2d. Image.

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Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: F/F Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, no arrival ds, uncommon red st. line "Miller Service, 1929", "Per First Flight" and "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, PC franked 4 1/2d. Image.
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Lot Number: 417

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £16.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 418

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £16.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 344

(Nyasaland) F/F Limbe to Salisbury, b/s 8/3, Tunstall cover franked 8d, black boxed three line "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia" cachet , Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: F/F Limbe to Salisbury, b/s 8/3, Tunstall cover franked 8d, black boxed three line "First Flight Regular Air Mail Service Nyasaland-Southern Rhodesia" cachet , Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 331

(New Zealand) "First Flight Cover/Empire Air Mail Mail Service/From Sydney", attractive red/white/blue 'Twin Flags' souvenir cover to England, 20 Aug 38 arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d NZ stamp canc Wanganui cds, and GB 1/2d for surface return to NZ.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: "First Flight Cover/Empire Air Mail Mail Service/From Sydney", attractive red/white/blue 'Twin Flags' souvenir cover to England, 20 Aug 38 arrival ds on front, franked 1 1/2d NZ stamp canc Wanganui cds, and GB 1/2d for surface return to NZ.
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Lot Number: 263

(India) Return First Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Delhi, special red boxed "First Flight/Australia-England/Delivery/Delhi 4-5-31" arrival cachet on front, red/buff/blue "First Experimental Flight/By Imperial Airways" Kapur souvenir cover, franked 3a, Imperial Airways. Small mail - only 123 were flown from Calcutta to Delhi.

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Date: 1931, May 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: India

Description: Return First Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Delhi, special red boxed "First Flight/Australia-England/Delivery/Delhi 4-5-31" arrival cachet on front, red/buff/blue "First Experimental Flight/By Imperial Airways" Kapur souvenir cover, franked 3a, Imperial Airways. Small mail - only 123 were flown from Calcutta to Delhi.
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Lot Number: 249

(Greece) F/F Athens to Candia (Crete), printed 'EESS Greek Airlines First Flight cover franked 5D, violet boxed flight cachet, b/s, Societie Hellenique de Communications Aeriennes (Greek AL).

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Greece

Description: F/F Athens to Candia (Crete), printed 'EESS Greek Airlines First Flight cover franked 5D, violet boxed flight cachet, b/s, Societie Hellenique de Communications Aeriennes (Greek AL).
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Lot Number: 211

(GB Internal) Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, good strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, good strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Image.
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Lot Number: 213

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).
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Lot Number: 215

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

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Date: 1934, Nov 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.
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Lot Number: 210

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1933, Nov 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 172

(GB External) First flight, London to Basra, bs 5/4, early air cover addressed c/o 84 (B) Air Squadron, Shaibah, Iraq, special red/cream souvenir cover franked 6d canc London cds, carried on F/F London to Karachi,  UNDERPAID, hexagonal taxed ms T20 verso, Imperial Airways. Shaibah is a small village and a site of a military airfield 7 miles south west of Basrah. Uncommon destination.

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Date: 1929, Mar 27
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: First flight, London to Basra, bs 5/4, early air cover addressed c/o 84 (B) Air Squadron, Shaibah, Iraq, special red/cream souvenir cover franked 6d canc London cds, carried on F/F London to Karachi, UNDERPAID, hexagonal taxed ms T20 verso, Imperial Airways. Shaibah is a small village and a site of a military airfield 7 miles south west of Basrah. Uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 192

(GB External) First service on new accelerated England-India-Australia service, London to Bombay, bs 13/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India/in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton, Karachi/10/4/38", Carried all the way to Karachi by  flying boat 'Centaurus' on Imperial Airways eastern service flight IE643. See Wingent, p41.

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Date: 1938, Apr 8
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: First service on new accelerated England-India-Australia service, London to Bombay, bs 13/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India/in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton, Karachi/10/4/38", Carried all the way to Karachi by flying boat 'Centaurus' on Imperial Airways eastern service flight IE643. See Wingent, p41.
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Lot Number: 166

(GB External) Aircraft Transport and Travel projected F/F  London to Copenhagen, no arrival ds   (London-Amsterdam-(Bremen-Hamburg-Copenhagen-Malmo), Philatelic Instsitute 'Air Mail/Flugpost' souvenir cover from Fred J.Melville, correctly franked  franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc London SW1/18 Sep/1920. A scarce early first flight in fine condition.

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Date: 1920, Sep 18
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: Aircraft Transport and Travel projected F/F London to Copenhagen, no arrival ds (London-Amsterdam-(Bremen-Hamburg-Copenhagen-Malmo), Philatelic Instsitute 'Air Mail/Flugpost' souvenir cover from Fred J.Melville, correctly franked franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc London SW1/18 Sep/1920. A scarce early first flight in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 165

(GB External) HANDLEY PAGE, FIRST FLIGHT LONDON TO AMSTERDAM, b/s 6/7, envelope with KG V franking to pay 3d air fee plus 2 1/2d postage, all tied by London Chief Office 5 JY 20 cachets. Service suspended 30/10, ref 20.19 Newall. Fine and rare, cat 600u Newall.

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Date: 1920, Jul 6
Est. price: £225.00
Category: GB External

Description: HANDLEY PAGE, FIRST FLIGHT LONDON TO AMSTERDAM, b/s 6/7, envelope with KG V franking to pay 3d air fee plus 2 1/2d postage, all tied by London Chief Office 5 JY 20 cachets. Service suspended 30/10, ref 20.19 Newall. Fine and rare, cat 600u Newall.
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Lot Number: 187

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

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Date: 1936, May 3
Est. price: £70.00
Category: GB External

Description: H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.
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Lot Number: 348

(Papua and New Guinea) F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 133

(Flying boat flights) Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Portuguese East Africa, bs Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c. Souvenir cover printed 'First Flight/Seaplane Service Between/Durban-England' franked 6d.

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Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying boat flights

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Portuguese East Africa, bs Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c. Souvenir cover printed 'First Flight/Seaplane Service Between/Durban-England' franked 6d.
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Lot Number: 62

(Basutoland) Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 42

(Australia) Cover carried to South Africa via the first regular Imperial Airways/ QANTAS flight from Australia-Singapore-Cairo, then by IAW Africa South service #199 to Cape Town, bs 28/12/1934. SIGNED by Elliot-Wilson, the pilot on the Cairo/ Cape stage.  Addressed to L. A. Wyndham, Esq., Houses of Parliament, CAPE TOWN, South Africa.  ALSO CARRIED BY BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT ON THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM COOTAMUNDRA TO CHARLEVILLE. POSSIBLY UNIQUE.

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Date: 1934, Dec 10
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: Cover carried to South Africa via the first regular Imperial Airways/ QANTAS flight from Australia-Singapore-Cairo, then by IAW Africa South service #199 to Cape Town, bs 28/12/1934. SIGNED by Elliot-Wilson, the pilot on the Cairo/ Cape stage. Addressed to L. A. Wyndham, Esq., Houses of Parliament, CAPE TOWN, South Africa. ALSO CARRIED BY BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT ON THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM COOTAMUNDRA TO CHARLEVILLE. POSSIBLY UNIQUE.
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Lot Number: 22

(Australia) W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Adelaide to Kalgoorlie, bs 5/6, registered label cover franked 7 1/2d, typed 'First East-West Flight/Adelaide -Kalgoorlie'.

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Date: 1929, Jun 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Adelaide to Kalgoorlie, bs 5/6, registered label cover franked 7 1/2d, typed 'First East-West Flight/Adelaide -Kalgoorlie'.
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Lot Number: 52

(Australia) Butler Air Transport, F/F Bega to Sydney, bs,, following suspension of service by Adastra Airways.  plain cover franked 5d ,Butler Air Transport hs, typed 'First Flight Sydney - Bega -Butler Air Transport/per Gannet Monoplane/VH UVU',

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

Description: Butler Air Transport, F/F Bega to Sydney, bs,, following suspension of service by Adastra Airways. plain cover franked 5d ,Butler Air Transport hs, typed 'First Flight Sydney - Bega -Butler Air Transport/per Gannet Monoplane/VH UVU',
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Lot Number: 6

(Alex Newall personal collection) Opening of Cairo-Baghdad-Basra service, Imperial Airways first flight, London-Cairo-Baghdad-Basra, bs 15/1, registered cover franked 8 1/d (overseas rate 2 1/2d+air to Iraq 3d+ reg 3d). IAW open a regular service with a DH66 Heracles. Reference # 27.03a,  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.

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Date: 1927, Jan 12
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Opening of Cairo-Baghdad-Basra service, Imperial Airways first flight, London-Cairo-Baghdad-Basra, bs 15/1, registered cover franked 8 1/d (overseas rate 2 1/2d+air to Iraq 3d+ reg 3d). IAW open a regular service with a DH66 Heracles. Reference # 27.03a, Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996.
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Lot Number: 7

(Alex Newall personal collection) Return First Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Delhi, special red boxed "First Flight/Australia-England/Delivery/Delhi 4-5-31" arrival cachet on front, red/biff/blue "First Experimental Flight/By Imperial Airways" Kapur souvenir cover, franked 3a, Imperial Airways. Small mail - only 123 were flown from Calcutta to Delhi.

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Date: 1931, May 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Return First Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Delhi, special red boxed "First Flight/Australia-England/Delivery/Delhi 4-5-31" arrival cachet on front, red/biff/blue "First Experimental Flight/By Imperial Airways" Kapur souvenir cover, franked 3a, Imperial Airways. Small mail - only 123 were flown from Calcutta to Delhi.
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Lot Number: 119

(Egypt) First flight RESUMPTION PAN AM TRANSATLANTIC WARTIME SERVICE. censored airmail from Cairo to Butler, PA. From Cairo to Fisherman's Lake by air then onward to Miami by land based aircraft from Lagos. censored at Cairo and Miami, correctly franked 172ml (22ml surface and double the 75ml air surcharge). On 25 May 1942 Pan Am Africa started a service from cairo to Fisherman's Lake connecting West. Souvenir covers were forbidden by he Post Office but Pan Am's cairo staff prepared a few covers. A scarce and significant wartime item

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Date: 1942, May 22
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Egypt

Description: First flight RESUMPTION PAN AM TRANSATLANTIC WARTIME SERVICE. censored airmail from Cairo to Butler, PA. From Cairo to Fisherman's Lake by air then onward to Miami by land based aircraft from Lagos. censored at Cairo and Miami, correctly franked 172ml (22ml surface and double the 75ml air surcharge). On 25 May 1942 Pan Am Africa started a service from cairo to Fisherman's Lake connecting West. Souvenir covers were forbidden by he Post Office but Pan Am's cairo staff prepared a few covers. A scarce and significant wartime item
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Lot Number: 100

(Canada) St. Lawrence Seaway  North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, first flight Ottawa to Bradore Bay, bs 13/7, and on to Montreal on the occasion of the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa. Plain cover franked FDI 6c on 5c air stamp, canc slogan "By AIR from Ottawa to Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route to Europe/Jul 12 1932", green two line 'A ir Mail/Ottawa-Bradore Bay' cachet. Also unused lithgraph PPC of  'The Empress of Britain'.

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Date: 1932, Jul 12
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Canada

Description: St. Lawrence Seaway North Atlantic air-sea acceleration service 1927-39, first flight Ottawa to Bradore Bay, bs 13/7, and on to Montreal on the occasion of the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa. Plain cover franked FDI 6c on 5c air stamp, canc slogan "By AIR from Ottawa to Belle Isle/1/3 of shortest route to Europe/Jul 12 1932", green two line 'A ir Mail/Ottawa-Bradore Bay' cachet. Also unused lithgraph PPC of 'The Empress of Britain'.
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Lot Number: 94

(Canada) First flight Montreal to Toronto, franked 2c, black framed three line  'This mail was Carried By/Postal Aeroplane'.  Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1928, Sep 22
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Canada

Description: First flight Montreal to Toronto, franked 2c, black framed three line 'This mail was Carried By/Postal Aeroplane'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 264

(India) Neville Vincent flying for TATA Airways, return flight from Bombay to Karachi, bs 19/10, imprint etiquette Somake souvenir cover,  franked 6 annas canc Bombay cds, 'First Flight/Bombay-Karachi Air Mail' cachet, black two line 'Madras-Karachi/ Air Mail Service, First Flight', and black framed 'Madras-Karach/19 Oct 32/First/Airmail' arrival cachet,

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Date: 1932, Oct 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: Neville Vincent flying for TATA Airways, return flight from Bombay to Karachi, bs 19/10, imprint etiquette Somake souvenir cover, franked 6 annas canc Bombay cds, 'First Flight/Bombay-Karachi Air Mail' cachet, black two line 'Madras-Karachi/ Air Mail Service, First Flight', and black framed 'Madras-Karach/19 Oct 32/First/Airmail' arrival cachet,
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Lot Number: 375

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) Commercial first flight, MEXICO  CITY - PARIS', via Nuevo Laredo ( Mexican Border), 2/10,  transferred to Laredo (Texas  Border), 3/10. flown  via Dallas - Atlanta - Washington  to New York,  Mexican airmail label cancelled by unframed violet double  bar JUSQU'A  applied  at  Varick Street   Foreign Exchange Office New  York 5/10,  on  by  Mail  Steamship  Service to  Europe (see Mc Queens  book  on "JUSQU'A  MARKINGS " list's this type first seen  from  1929  to 1932.), official F/F cachet verso. Full description of route with confirmatory transit cancellations.

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Date: 1928, Oct 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce/Unusual Routing

Description: Commercial first flight, MEXICO CITY - PARIS', via Nuevo Laredo ( Mexican Border), 2/10, transferred to Laredo (Texas Border), 3/10. flown via Dallas - Atlanta - Washington to New York, Mexican airmail label cancelled by unframed violet double bar JUSQU'A applied at Varick Street Foreign Exchange Office New York 5/10, on by Mail Steamship Service to Europe (see Mc Queens book on "JUSQU'A MARKINGS " list's this type first seen from 1929 to 1932.), official F/F cachet verso. Full description of route with confirmatory transit cancellations.
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Lot Number: 440

(Sudan) Imperial Airways, Wadi Halfa to Mwanza first flight cachet, but dropped off at Khartoum, bs 7/3, and on to Omdurman, bs 7/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 2P 7ml.

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Date: 1931, Mar 5
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Imperial Airways, Wadi Halfa to Mwanza first flight cachet, but dropped off at Khartoum, bs 7/3, and on to Omdurman, bs 7/3, flown on inaugural England-East Africa service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 2P 7ml.
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