Lot Number: 375

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) 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 and Unusual Routings

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: 200

(GB External) WWII, first flight new wartime airmail postcard service to forces serving in the Middle East.

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Date: 1941, Apr 6
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: WWII, first flight new wartime airmail postcard service to forces serving in the Middle East.
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Lot Number: 379

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) First flight South American Panagra air mail Ecuador-Antgua 1930; Guayaquil - St John's 5/9, registered flight cover departed Guayaquil the 25th of August 1930, carried on FAM 9 air service via Port  of Spain- Trinidad connecting with FAM 6. Air service  via St John's to Miami. From Miami  flown on to New  York, journey  time  25 days.  Returned letter flown  on  FAM 8. Service to Cristobal in  the Canal Zone, connecting with FAM 9. South  American   service from Cristobal  to Guayaquil,  return journey time of 17 days. Registered Air  Mali &    Surface Postage  Rate,  charged  at  3Su   60c for the  5  gram letter. Beautifully presented cover with full documentation of route.

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Date: 1930, Aug 25
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: First flight South American Panagra air mail Ecuador-Antgua 1930; Guayaquil - St John's 5/9, registered flight cover departed Guayaquil the 25th of August 1930, carried on FAM 9 air service via Port of Spain- Trinidad connecting with FAM 6. Air service via St John's to Miami. From Miami flown on to New York, journey time 25 days. Returned letter flown on FAM 8. Service to Cristobal in the Canal Zone, connecting with FAM 9. South American service from Cristobal to Guayaquil, return journey time of 17 days. Registered Air Mali & Surface Postage Rate, charged at 3Su 60c for the 5 gram letter. Beautifully presented cover with full documentation of route.
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Lot Number: 6

(Collections) BEA Irish Night Airmail Services 12/3/1951, four first flights, Man-Belf; Belf-Man; Man-Dub and Dub-Man, all fine with official flight cachets.

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Est. price: £15.00
Category: Collections

Description: BEA Irish Night Airmail Services 12/3/1951, four first flights, Man-Belf; Belf-Man; Man-Dub and Dub-Man, all fine with official flight cachets.
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Lot Number: 25

(Collections) Transpacific 4 first flights 1937-40 ex Honolulu to Auckland, Macau, Noumea and Canton Island. All fine with back stamps and official cachets.  See the website for a front and back scan of each cover..

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Est. price: £10.00
Category: Collections

Description: Transpacific 4 first flights 1937-40 ex Honolulu to Auckland, Macau, Noumea and Canton Island. All fine with back stamps and official cachets. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover..
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Lot Number: 22

(Collections) Scotland 1/12/1934, four first flights, Kirkw-Inv; Inv-Wick; Wick-Kirkw and Kirwl-Wick, all fine. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover .

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Est. price: £16.00
Category: Collections

Description: Scotland 1/12/1934, four first flights, Kirkw-Inv; Inv-Wick; Wick-Kirkw and Kirwl-Wick, all fine. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover .
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Lot Number: 5

(Collections) BEA Inauguration of Experimental Helicopter Mail Service 1/6/1948, collection of 5 first flight covers, all fine, no duplication. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover in the lot.

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Est. price: £20.00
Category: Collections

Description: BEA Inauguration of Experimental Helicopter Mail Service 1/6/1948, collection of 5 first flight covers, all fine, no duplication. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover in the lot.
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Lot Number: 21

(Collections) Railway Air Services, 20/8/1934, five first flights on official covers , all fine, no duplication. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover in the lot.

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Date:
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Collections

Description: Railway Air Services, 20/8/1934, five first flights on official covers , all fine, no duplication. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover in the lot.
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Lot Number: 372

(Recovered/Salvaged Mail) Philadelphia, CAM 19 first flight New York-Atlanta, airmail cover franked 10c air canc NY cds, official magenta flight cachet. Identified by Philadelphia 'May 1/9.30pm/28' bs, AAMC 280501.

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Date: 1928, May 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged Mail

Description: Philadelphia, CAM 19 first flight New York-Atlanta, airmail cover franked 10c air canc NY cds, official magenta flight cachet. Identified by Philadelphia 'May 1/9.30pm/28' bs, AAMC 280501.
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Lot Number: 19

(Collections) Netherlands Antilles collection of 8 first flight covers 1931-61, all fine, no duplication. See Website for full size front and back scan of each item.

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Date:
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Collections

Description: Netherlands Antilles collection of 8 first flight covers 1931-61, all fine, no duplication. See Website for full size front and back scan of each item.
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Lot Number: 376

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) India to Egypt, KARACHI TO ALEXANDRIA, carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways India service IW1 from Karachi to Croydon. Arrived one day early at Baghdad 8/4 and then made an unscheduled call at Cairo on 9/4. Airmail etiquette cover posted Karachi 3/4, bs Alexandria 9/4, black double ring 'By/Air' hs, RATED 6 annas.

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Date: 1929, Apr 7
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: India to Egypt, KARACHI TO ALEXANDRIA, carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways India service IW1 from Karachi to Croydon. Arrived one day early at Baghdad 8/4 and then made an unscheduled call at Cairo on 9/4. Airmail etiquette cover posted Karachi 3/4, bs Alexandria 9/4, black double ring 'By/Air' hs, RATED 6 annas.
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Lot Number: 392

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) A scarce double first flight commercial cover India to Kenya, CALCUTTA TO NAIROBI, on the Imperial Airways first westbound service after the extension of the route from Karachi to Calcutta (IW223). Carried on Arethusa to Karachi 12/7, then on Hanno to Cairo 14/7 (* Jul 33 cds). Transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS124 for carriage, on Horsa, to Nairobi bs 18/7 . From Cairo service AS124 carried mail for Africa flown by the first Calcutta-Karachi extension of the Indian route. Plain cover postmarked Calcutta 8/7, bs's Cairo and Nairobi cds's, and black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/First Airmail/11 Jly 33' cachet, RATED 1anna 3p x4 + 1/2anna.

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Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: A scarce double first flight commercial cover India to Kenya, CALCUTTA TO NAIROBI, on the Imperial Airways first westbound service after the extension of the route from Karachi to Calcutta (IW223). Carried on Arethusa to Karachi 12/7, then on Hanno to Cairo 14/7 (* Jul 33 cds). Transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS124 for carriage, on Horsa, to Nairobi bs 18/7 . From Cairo service AS124 carried mail for Africa flown by the first Calcutta-Karachi extension of the Indian route. Plain cover postmarked Calcutta 8/7, bs's Cairo and Nairobi cds's, and black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/First Airmail/11 Jly 33' cachet, RATED 1anna 3p x4 + 1/2anna.
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Lot Number: 162

(GB External) Commercial airmail carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways Africa south bound service AS1, London to Kampala, Uganda bs 9/3, and on to uncommon destination Fort Portal 12/3, plain cover, correctly rated 7d and posted on the first day of the new postage rate combining the air fee and ordinary postage

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Date: 1931, Feb 25
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Commercial airmail carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways Africa south bound service AS1, London to Kampala, Uganda bs 9/3, and on to uncommon destination Fort Portal 12/3, plain cover, correctly rated 7d and posted on the first day of the new postage rate combining the air fee and ordinary postage
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Lot Number: 482

(Spain) First flight airmail cover Barcelona to Boston bs.

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Date: 1948, Nov 9
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Spain

Description: First flight airmail cover Barcelona to Boston bs.
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Lot Number: 342

(Mexico) First flight airmail cover Mexico City to NY bs.

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Date: 1929, Mar 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Mexico

Description: First flight airmail cover Mexico City to NY bs.
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Lot Number: 69

(Australia) First flight airmail cover Australia - Hawaii bs.

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Date: 1947, Nov 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Australia

Description: First flight airmail cover Australia - Hawaii bs.
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Lot Number: 24

(Collections) South Pacific 1964-66, seven first flights, all different, ex Gilbert and Ellis Islands, Tonga, Cooks Islands and Fiji toNukalofa, Funafuti,Tarawa, Sydney, Suva, Papeete and Bora Bora. See scans.

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Est. price: £20.00
Category: Collections

Description: South Pacific 1964-66, seven first flights, all different, ex Gilbert and Ellis Islands, Tonga, Cooks Islands and Fiji toNukalofa, Funafuti,Tarawa, Sydney, Suva, Papeete and Bora Bora. See scans.
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Lot Number: 15

(Collections) Fiji 1965 BOAC first flights London to Fiji, six inward and 5 outward souvenir covers, no duplication. See scans to identify origins and destinations .

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Date:
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Collections

Description: Fiji 1965 BOAC first flights London to Fiji, six inward and 5 outward souvenir covers, no duplication. See scans to identify origins and destinations .
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Lot Number: 185

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, typed  "First Flight/to/Cook Islands/at/1 1/2d Rate"

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Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, typed "First Flight/to/Cook Islands/at/1 1/2d Rate"
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Lot Number: 225

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, Stanley Gibbons embossed flap envelpe, franked 1 1/2d and 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by PA Ltd 'Croydon' 25 Nov 1933 hs, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only.

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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, Stanley Gibbons embossed flap envelpe, franked 1 1/2d and 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by PA Ltd 'Croydon' 25 Nov 1933 hs, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only.
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Lot Number: 414

(Ship to Shore) North Atlantic Catapult, Bremen-New York cover, 16/7 On Board cancellation, franked 75pf , oval black first flight/2.7.29, and large boxed red Bremen cachets. Attracive item.

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Date: 1929, Jul 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ship to Shore

Description: North Atlantic Catapult, Bremen-New York cover, 16/7 On Board cancellation, franked 75pf , oval black first flight/2.7.29, and large boxed red Bremen cachets. Attracive item.
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Lot Number: 9

(Collections) Belgium, selection of eight 1930s airmail covers including 1934 22/11 first flight Belgium to Elizabethville and return, 1935 20/6 Brussels to Stralsund with fine 1935 exposition label , 1935 10/6 first night flight Brussels to Amsterdam, 1935 14/7 Anvers Meeting with fine strike of the special Andreas Airport expo cancel, 1936 5/7Ballon Belgica card with special cancellation , 1936 18/11 first DHL flight from Brussels to Lisbon, 1937 25/10 Missionary flight to Leopoldville and return by 'Phalene' aeroplane, 1939 23/5 Belgian acceptance for the Pan Am first transatlantic flight from Marseille to New York. Image.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Belgium, selection of eight 1930s airmail covers including 1934 22/11 first flight Belgium to Elizabethville and return, 1935 20/6 Brussels to Stralsund with fine 1935 exposition label , 1935 10/6 first night flight Brussels to Amsterdam, 1935 14/7 Anvers Meeting with fine strike of the special Andreas Airport expo cancel, 1936 5/7Ballon Belgica card with special cancellation , 1936 18/11 first DHL flight from Brussels to Lisbon, 1937 25/10 Missionary flight to Leopoldville and return by 'Phalene' aeroplane, 1939 23/5 Belgian acceptance for the Pan Am first transatlantic flight from Marseille to New York. Image.
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Lot Number: 17

(Collections) Great Britain  Railways Air Service, 1934 ten first flights, all official covers, Cowes to Birmingham, and Manchester, Plymouth to Cardiff and Liverpool, Manchester to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cowes, Bristol to Birmingham and Cowes, Cardiff to Bristol, all fine. Image.

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Great Britain Railways Air Service, 1934 ten first flights, all official covers, Cowes to Birmingham, and Manchester, Plymouth to Cardiff and Liverpool, Manchester to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cowes, Bristol to Birmingham and Cowes, Cardiff to Bristol, all fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 488

(Sweden) ABA F/F passenger and mail service, Stockholm to Dublin, bs 4/3, 20 ore PSC with additional 10 ore with very fine strike red triangular 'First Flight/Premier Vol/Forsta Flyg' cachet. Uncommon.

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Date: 1946, Mar 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Sweden

Description: ABA F/F passenger and mail service, Stockholm to Dublin, bs 4/3, 20 ore PSC with additional 10 ore with very fine strike red triangular 'First Flight/Premier Vol/Forsta Flyg' cachet. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 324

(Kenya) Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Oct 22
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 275

(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
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.
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Lot Number: 106

(Egypt) Mail from Egypt to Belgian Congo, Alexandria to Motto Mines, via Aba 14/3 and Juba 8/3, blue map cover from International Airpost and Publishing Service (Impress), correctly franked 15mls basic + 30mls air surcharge, fine strike oval violet 'First Flight/frica-England' cachet.  A well used route from Egypt - Imperial AW to Juba, Societe des Chemons de Fer Vicinaux du Congo mail van from Juba-Aba, and on again by road to Congo. Newall 31.02 d1, rated 80 units. Image.

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Date: 1931, Mar 05
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Mail from Egypt to Belgian Congo, Alexandria to Motto Mines, via Aba 14/3 and Juba 8/3, blue map cover from International Airpost and Publishing Service (Impress), correctly franked 15mls basic + 30mls air surcharge, fine strike oval violet 'First Flight/frica-England' cachet. A well used route from Egypt - Imperial AW to Juba, Societe des Chemons de Fer Vicinaux du Congo mail van from Juba-Aba, and on again by road to Congo. Newall 31.02 d1, rated 80 units. Image.
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Lot Number: 100

(China) F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, Shanghai to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.45, official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet,  fine blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet , and fine red straight line 'Via Hongkong & by U.S. Air Service' hs, typed "Via C.N.A.C. -Hongkong/U.S. Air Service.Image.

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £50.00
Category: China

Description: F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, Shanghai to San Francisco, bs 4/5, franked $1.45, official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, fine blue "Hong Kong to San Francisco....." cachet , and fine red straight line 'Via Hongkong & by U.S. Air Service' hs, typed "Via C.N.A.C. -Hongkong/U.S. Air Service.Image.
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Lot Number: 201

(GB External) World War II GB to Hong Kong, uncensored HMG Ministry of Pensions cover (embossed logo on flap), franked 1/- and 2/6d (sg 476), ms 'Via New York.via Trans and Pacific Air Services'. Correctly rated  3/6d for carriage on the new service opening on 21 May 1941 and  routed by sea to New York, then by air across the US and the Pacific to Hong Kong. Until then the only airmail alternative had been via the 5/- 'All Air' route. Correctly franked at the new service rate, this cover could have been carried on the first flight of this new service. It only operated for 6 months, and terminated on 7 Dec 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbour. A nice item, full of history. Image.

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Date: 1941, Apr 25
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II GB to Hong Kong, uncensored HMG Ministry of Pensions cover (embossed logo on flap), franked 1/- and 2/6d (sg 476), ms 'Via New York.via Trans and Pacific Air Services'. Correctly rated 3/6d for carriage on the new service opening on 21 May 1941 and routed by sea to New York, then by air across the US and the Pacific to Hong Kong. Until then the only airmail alternative had been via the 5/- 'All Air' route. Correctly franked at the new service rate, this cover could have been carried on the first flight of this new service. It only operated for 6 months, and terminated on 7 Dec 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbour. A nice item, full of history. Image.
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Lot Number: 101

(China) Acceptance from Canton for the Pan Am F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu,  bs 2/5, attractive 'twin globe' Licheson registered (label) airmail 'China-USA' and 'Inaurgural Clipper Flight/Canton-Honolulu' cover franked $1.35, grey/black airmail etiquette tied by fine strike official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, also official purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu' F/F cachet verso.similar verso. Dispatches from Canton are much scarcer than those from Shanghai. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, Apr 27
Est. price: £85.00
Category: China

Description: Acceptance from Canton for the Pan Am F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, attractive 'twin globe' Licheson registered (label) airmail 'China-USA' and 'Inaurgural Clipper Flight/Canton-Honolulu' cover franked $1.35, grey/black airmail etiquette tied by fine strike official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, also official purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu' F/F cachet verso.similar verso. Dispatches from Canton are much scarcer than those from Shanghai. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 475

(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 Windhoek, bs 25/8, 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: £35.00
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 Windhoek, bs 25/8, 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: 74

(Bechuanaland) South Africa Airways new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, Palapye, Bechuanaland to Outjo, SWA, bs 22/8,  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. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: South Africa Airways new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, Palapye, Bechuanaland to Outjo, SWA, bs 22/8, 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. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 473

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Loanda, 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 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 474

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek 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 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek 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: 472

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo 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 22
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo 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: 471

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Loanda, 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 22
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo to Loanda, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 457

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Outjo, 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: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 458

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg 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: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg 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: 10

(Collections) BOAC miscellany of 32 first flights, 1950-1970 , from the following worldwide services including  London-Lima, London-Nandi, Polar Flight, South Pacific, London-Mexico City, Comet 1, Britannia, Rolls-Royce 707 and London-Tokyo, and several others . All fine, light duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: BOAC miscellany of 32 first flights, 1950-1970 , from the following worldwide services including London-Lima, London-Nandi, Polar Flight, South Pacific, London-Mexico City, Comet 1, Britannia, Rolls-Royce 707 and London-Tokyo, and several others . All fine, light duplication. Images.
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Lot Number: 232

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield 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. 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: £165.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield 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. 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: 451

(South Africa) Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.
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Lot Number: 484

(Sudan) Cover flown  WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml,  'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,

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Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Cover flown WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml, 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,
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Lot Number: 180

(GB External) F/F London to Lagos, and return, carried  on first Kano-Lagos extension of London-Nigeria service, four line cachet  "Air Mail/First Despatch/Lagos-London/29-10-36", ms endorsement "By First Flight London-Lagos and Return", b/s Lagos 22/10. Also franked Nigeria 6d for return and four line, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1936, Oct 15
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Lagos, and return, carried on first Kano-Lagos extension of London-Nigeria service, four line cachet "Air Mail/First Despatch/Lagos-London/29-10-36", ms endorsement "By First Flight London-Lagos and Return", b/s Lagos 22/10. Also franked Nigeria 6d for return and four line, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 327

(Kenya) East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombassa,  first flight Wilson Airways  Mombassa to Nairobi, plain cover franked 35 cents, typed 'First Flight Mombassa to Nairobi. Only 29 covers carried on the Tanga to Nairobi leg. Few faint tone spots.

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Date: 1932, Aug 20
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Kenya

Description: East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombassa, first flight Wilson Airways Mombassa to Nairobi, plain cover franked 35 cents, typed 'First Flight Mombassa to Nairobi. Only 29 covers carried on the Tanga to Nairobi leg. Few faint tone spots.
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Lot Number: 75

(Bechuanaland) West Coast extension of the South Africa Airways new Kalahari West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, Palapye, Bechuanaland to Luanda, Angola, bs 22/8,  airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate, 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.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: West Coast extension of the South Africa Airways new Kalahari West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, Palapye, Bechuanaland to Luanda, Angola, bs 22/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d per 1/2oz EAMS rate, 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.
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Lot Number: 98

(China) First flight Wuchow to Canton, b/s, cover franked 3c 'Junks' x4 and 15c air, red framed bilingual 'Par Avion; hs, yped 'First Flight Airmail/Wuchow to Canton/January 16, 1931'.

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Date: 1931, Jan 16
Est. price: £85.00
Category: China

Description: First flight Wuchow to Canton, b/s, cover franked 3c 'Junks' x4 and 15c air, red framed bilingual 'Par Avion; hs, yped 'First Flight Airmail/Wuchow to Canton/January 16, 1931'.
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Lot Number: 97

(China) First flight Canton to Wuchow, b/s, airmail etiquette cover franked 3c 'Junks' x2 and 15c air, fine strike violet framed F/F cachet.

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Date: 1931, Jan 16
Est. price: £85.00
Category: China

Description: First flight Canton to Wuchow, b/s, airmail etiquette cover franked 3c 'Junks' x2 and 15c air, fine strike violet framed F/F cachet.
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Lot Number: 335

(Malaya ) F/F Penang to Singapore,  blue/cream souvenir cover with framed head and shoulders picture in lower lh corner of HM King George VI with 'Crowned/12th May 1937' text , also blue printed 'First Flight/Penanag-Singapore/Internal Malayan/Airmail Service'. The cover is both attractive and uncommon. See scan.

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Date: 1937, Jun 28
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Malaya

Description: F/F Penang to Singapore, blue/cream souvenir cover with framed head and shoulders picture in lower lh corner of HM King George VI with 'Crowned/12th May 1937' text , also blue printed 'First Flight/Penanag-Singapore/Internal Malayan/Airmail Service'. The cover is both attractive and uncommon. See scan.
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Lot Number: 412

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Solomon Islands: VELLA LAVELLA to NEW ZEALAND:  Qantas Empire Airways Ltd  set up a Lae, New Guinea - Honiara route of their "Bird of  Paradise" service with DC3 Aircraft. On the inward flight, from Lae, the plane  could land at  the old  [Seabees wartime construct edl airfield on Vella Lavella and pick up mail. This 'First Flight off Vella Lavella'  cover inaugurated  the internal airmail service  from 'Barakoma' airfield, near Bilua, to Honiara. At Honiara  the mail was postmarked  and despatched on the return flight back  to Lae. In this  instance machine and handst amps on the reverse show arrival  in Auckland on 8th May and repostings  in Auckland on 9th and  10th May. Scarce with great routing.

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Date: 1959, Apr 18
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Solomon Islands: VELLA LAVELLA to NEW ZEALAND: Qantas Empire Airways Ltd set up a Lae, New Guinea - Honiara route of their "Bird of Paradise" service with DC3 Aircraft. On the inward flight, from Lae, the plane could land at the old [Seabees wartime construct edl airfield on Vella Lavella and pick up mail. This 'First Flight off Vella Lavella' cover inaugurated the internal airmail service from 'Barakoma' airfield, near Bilua, to Honiara. At Honiara the mail was postmarked and despatched on the return flight back to Lae. In this instance machine and handst amps on the reverse show arrival in Auckland on 8th May and repostings in Auckland on 9th and 10th May. Scarce with great routing.
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Lot Number: 410

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Solomon Islands HONIARA  to KIHILI (NEW GUINEA) carried on the Qantas Empire  Airways "Bird  of Paradise"  plane from Honiara  to Rabaul 19/9/51 then flown on First Flight to 6/19/51 on theBuin per the Amphibious  Airways "Walrus" Rabal to Buin First Flight on 6th October and  shows the  initials of the A.D.0.- Postmaster A.K.Jackson. Finally  the letter was taken, again as usual  at the  time, from Kangu  Buin to Kihili by the  motor vessel "Malakuna" (cachet/hs). Scarce and great routing.

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Date: 1951, Sep 18
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Solomon Islands HONIARA to KIHILI (NEW GUINEA) carried on the Qantas Empire Airways "Bird of Paradise" plane from Honiara to Rabaul 19/9/51 then flown on First Flight to 6/19/51 on theBuin per the Amphibious Airways "Walrus" Rabal to Buin First Flight on 6th October and shows the initials of the A.D.0.- Postmaster A.K.Jackson. Finally the letter was taken, again as usual at the time, from Kangu Buin to Kihili by the motor vessel "Malakuna" (cachet/hs). Scarce and great routing.
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