Lot Number: 519

(Uruguay) First flight airmail cover Montevideo to NY bs.

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Date: 1946, Jul 17
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Uruguay

Description: First flight airmail cover Montevideo to NY bs.
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Lot Number: 499

(United States) First flight airmail cover NY to Moscow bs.

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Date: 1968, Jul 15
Est. price: £8.00
Category: United States

Description: First flight airmail cover NY to Moscow bs.
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Lot Number: 500

(United States) 50th Anniversary First Flight FGAM 22 Miami to Fisherman's Lake, Liberia, unofficial hand made cover franked 1USD, canc Portland, OR/8 Feb 1992 cds, and two attractive vignettes, one tied by red Bull Mountain/Oregon/11 Feb 1992 cachet. Only two such covers were prepared.

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Date: 1992, Feb 7
Est. price: £20.00
Category: United States

Description: 50th Anniversary First Flight FGAM 22 Miami to Fisherman's Lake, Liberia, unofficial hand made cover franked 1USD, canc Portland, OR/8 Feb 1992 cds, and two attractive vignettes, one tied by red Bull Mountain/Oregon/11 Feb 1992 cachet. Only two such covers were prepared.
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Lot Number: 493

(United States) FAM 5 New Orleans service to Guatemala City, New Orleans to Managua, 13/6 arrival de on front, Pan Am red/blue/pale grey souvenir airmail cover, 24cmx 10cm, imprint etiquette "First Flight/Airmail/New Orleans/To/Managua/June 13 1945", large black framed 'Vuelo Inaugural/Ruta/New Orleans-Panama'. Scarce, this particlar leg is currently unlisted.

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Date: 1943, Jun 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: FAM 5 New Orleans service to Guatemala City, New Orleans to Managua, 13/6 arrival de on front, Pan Am red/blue/pale grey souvenir airmail cover, 24cmx 10cm, imprint etiquette "First Flight/Airmail/New Orleans/To/Managua/June 13 1945", large black framed 'Vuelo Inaugural/Ruta/New Orleans-Panama'. Scarce, this particlar leg is currently unlisted.
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Lot Number: 479

(United States) First airmail to American Samoa, posted from USS 'Chicago' to PagPago, 16/5 arrival ds, plain cover franked 5c, violet framed "First Flight/Air Mail/American Samoa".

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Date: 1931, May 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: United States

Description: First airmail to American Samoa, posted from USS 'Chicago' to PagPago, 16/5 arrival ds, plain cover franked 5c, violet framed "First Flight/Air Mail/American Samoa".
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Lot Number: 488

(United States) Pan Am F/F FAM 19, Los Angeles to Honolulu, b/s,blue cachet, uncommon printed "First Flight/Los Angeles to Canton Island/South Pacific Air Mail Route" souvenir cover.

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Date: 1940, Jul 12
Est. price: £8.00
Category: United States

Description: Pan Am F/F FAM 19, Los Angeles to Honolulu, b/s,blue cachet, uncommon printed "First Flight/Los Angeles to Canton Island/South Pacific Air Mail Route" souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 466

(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: £30.00
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: 464

(Tanganyika) Imperial Airways 1st flight Dodoma to England, Anglesey 17/2 arrival ds on front., Springbok cover franked 65c, canc Dodoma cds, ms 'First flight to London', The flight from Cape Town was interrupted twice, first when a wheel was damaged on take off from Salisbury, and again when bad weather forced the plane to  land in a swamp near Broken Hill, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 25
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Imperial Airways 1st flight Dodoma to England, Anglesey 17/2 arrival ds on front., Springbok cover franked 65c, canc Dodoma cds, ms 'First flight to London', The flight from Cape Town was interrupted twice, first when a wheel was damaged on take off from Salisbury, and again when bad weather forced the plane to land in a swamp near Broken Hill, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 451

(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: 454

(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: £25.00
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: 435

(South West Africa) South West Africa acceptance for India for carriage on the FIRST flight Karachi to Calcutta, bs 10/7, registered (hs) cover addressed to Wyndham correctly rated 1/3d airmail + 4d registration fee at Windhoek 20/6 , black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jly 33/First Airmail' flight cachet on front.

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Date: 1930, Jun 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: South West Africa acceptance for India for carriage on the FIRST flight Karachi to Calcutta, bs 10/7, registered (hs) cover addressed to Wyndham correctly rated 1/3d airmail + 4d registration fee at Windhoek 20/6 , black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jly 33/First Airmail' flight cachet on front.
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Lot Number: 440

(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: 439

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

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Windhoek 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: 438

(South West Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Outjo 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 Outjo 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: 432

(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: £18.00
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: 431

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Keetmanshoop, bs 21/8, 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: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Keetmanshoop, bs 21/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 433

(South Africa) New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg 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: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg 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: 398

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) NIGERIA TO SCOTLAND, MAIDUGURI TO KIRKWALL,  Delayed F/F, Elders Colonial AW/Imperial AW West Africa Feeder Service to Khartoum WAN2 by Daedalus (the first northbound feeder service to carry mail, see Wingent p179,80) then transferred to IAW South Africa - GB service AS319 carried to Cairo/Athens one day late by Hannibal, to London 25/2 by Scipio, and on by air to Kirkwall 26/2. Plain etiquette cover, franked  6d canc Maiduguri cds,  "First Flight/Airmail" hs. Only small mail from Maiduguri, see West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2012. Few hinge marks on flap, see image.

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Date: 1936, Feb 16
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: NIGERIA TO SCOTLAND, MAIDUGURI TO KIRKWALL, Delayed F/F, Elders Colonial AW/Imperial AW West Africa Feeder Service to Khartoum WAN2 by Daedalus (the first northbound feeder service to carry mail, see Wingent p179,80) then transferred to IAW South Africa - GB service AS319 carried to Cairo/Athens one day late by Hannibal, to London 25/2 by Scipio, and on by air to Kirkwall 26/2. Plain etiquette cover, franked 6d canc Maiduguri cds, "First Flight/Airmail" hs. Only small mail from Maiduguri, see West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2012. Few hinge marks on flap, see image.
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Lot Number: 381

(Papua and New Guinea) First land plane solo flight from New Guinea to Australia, Port Moresby to Townsville, b/s 13/4, registered (label) cover franked 5d and 3d air , canc Port Moresby 29 MR 34, typed "Per First Flight/Port Moresby/Townsville/Per VH-UGI Pilot Marshall", AAMC P69 $250.

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Date: 1934, Apr 12
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: First land plane solo flight from New Guinea to Australia, Port Moresby to Townsville, b/s 13/4, registered (label) cover franked 5d and 3d air , canc Port Moresby 29 MR 34, typed "Per First Flight/Port Moresby/Townsville/Per VH-UGI Pilot Marshall", AAMC P69 $250.
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Lot Number: 383

(Papua and New Guinea) Guinea Airways Junkers Seaplane VH-UNM, F/F Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby, plain cover franked 2d, canc Port Moresby cds, typed 'First Flight Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby via Kikori', delayed arrival at Port Moresby endorsed by Ivan Champion, Asst District Commissioner, signed by the pilot Aubrey Koch, only 17 covers  carried, AAMC P121 $600. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1937, Oct 31
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Guinea Airways Junkers Seaplane VH-UNM, F/F Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby, plain cover franked 2d, canc Port Moresby cds, typed 'First Flight Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby via Kikori', delayed arrival at Port Moresby endorsed by Ivan Champion, Asst District Commissioner, signed by the pilot Aubrey Koch, only 17 covers carried, AAMC P121 $600. A scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 375

(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: 376

(Nyasaland) The Nyasaland Feeder Service, Zomba to Salisbury bs 8/3, via Blantyre 83, etiquette cover franked 4d, good strike three line boxed 'First Flight/Regular Airmail Service/Nyasaland- Southern Rhodesia.

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Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: The Nyasaland Feeder Service, Zomba to Salisbury bs 8/3, via Blantyre 83, etiquette cover franked 4d, good strike three line boxed 'First Flight/Regular Airmail Service/Nyasaland- Southern Rhodesia.
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Lot Number: 348

(New Zealand) Union Airways, F/F Dunedin to Gisborne, bs 31/10, printed buff/green souvenir cover 'First Flight/Sunday Airmail Service' and 'New Zealand Official Air Mail' with drawing in green of DH 86, franked 2 1/2d.

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Date: 1937, Oct 31
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Union Airways, F/F Dunedin to Gisborne, bs 31/10, printed buff/green souvenir cover 'First Flight/Sunday Airmail Service' and 'New Zealand Official Air Mail' with drawing in green of DH 86, franked 2 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 318

(Mozambique) BOAC first flight Lourenco Marques to Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika, bs 8/4, censored Netto PSC franked 1E55 canc Lourenco Marques hexagon ds, violet framed Tanganyika 'Passed/By Censor/No 6' hs. Scarce F/F, only 27 flown.

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Date: 1940, Apr 1
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Mozambique

Description: BOAC first flight Lourenco Marques to Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika, bs 8/4, censored Netto PSC franked 1E55 canc Lourenco Marques hexagon ds, violet framed Tanganyika 'Passed/By Censor/No 6' hs. Scarce F/F, only 27 flown.
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Lot Number: 314

(Malta) F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then  RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.

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Date: 1928, May 23
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Malta

Description: F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.
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Lot Number: 307

(Liberia) Addition of Fisherman's Lake, attempted FFC by FAM 22 from Fisherman's Lake to New Jersey, airmail cover franked Liberia 50c on 10c airmail, large 75mm diameter cachet 'FIRST FLIGHT/LIBERIA-US' (the return of a flight from Miami on 9 February). Bt then the US War Department had forbade carrying of FFC's so probably sent by ship. or illustration and background. See American Air Mail Catalogue 6th edition, Vol 3(2004), p266.

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Date: 1942, Feb 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Liberia

Description: Addition of Fisherman's Lake, attempted FFC by FAM 22 from Fisherman's Lake to New Jersey, airmail cover franked Liberia 50c on 10c airmail, large 75mm diameter cachet 'FIRST FLIGHT/LIBERIA-US' (the return of a flight from Miami on 9 February). Bt then the US War Department had forbade carrying of FFC's so probably sent by ship. or illustration and background. See American Air Mail Catalogue 6th edition, Vol 3(2004), p266.
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Lot Number: 261

(India) TATA, F/F Trivandrum to Bombay, bs Thana 2/11, plain cover franked 2 annas canc special boxed postmark with monoplane 'First Flight/Trivandrum-Bombay/1 Nov 1935'.

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Date: 1935, Nov 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: TATA, F/F Trivandrum to Bombay, bs Thana 2/11, plain cover franked 2 annas canc special boxed postmark with monoplane 'First Flight/Trivandrum-Bombay/1 Nov 1935'.
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Lot Number: 216

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight London to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet framed "Railway Air/ Service/ 2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime Street" receiving cachet.  Signed by pilot Capt Allen.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight London to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's violet framed "Railway Air/ Service/ 2 Dec 1935/Liverpool Lime Street" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt Allen.
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Lot Number: 217

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1939, Oct 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 157

(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: £300.00
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) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Harrismith 30/1, from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for post cards, airmail etiquette PC, typed 'By First Flight on the/African Route at Flat/Rates for Empire/Destinations', initialled by Francis Field verso.

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Date: 1934, Nov 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Harrismith 30/1, from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for post cards, airmail etiquette PC, typed 'By First Flight on the/African Route at Flat/Rates for Empire/Destinations', initialled by Francis Field verso.
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Lot Number: 179

(GB External) Imperial Airways, London to Pietersburg, bs 22/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, via Jo'burg 21/12, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton.Image.

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Date: 1931, Dec 9
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, London to Pietersburg, bs 22/12, carried on First Christmas Flight, via Jo'burg 21/12, scarce Roessler green "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton.Image.
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Lot Number: 192

(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: £100.00
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: 200

(GB External) 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: GB External

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: 201

(GB External) F/F Imperial Airways North Atlantic Service, Southampton to New York, bs 7/8, attractive registered (label) red/white/blue Trans-Atlantic First Flight cover franked 1/6d, ms 'North Atlantic Air Service/First Flight'. Registered covers are scarce.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Imperial Airways North Atlantic Service, Southampton to New York, bs 7/8, attractive registered (label) red/white/blue Trans-Atlantic First Flight cover franked 1/6d, ms 'North Atlantic Air Service/First Flight'. Registered covers are scarce.
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Lot Number: 134

(Egypt) First flight IAW Africa extension to Cape Town, Cairo to Dodoma, bs 28/1, Springbok cover franked 27ml air + 23ml.  ONLY 6 FLOWN.

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Date: 1932, Jan 23
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Egypt

Description: First flight IAW Africa extension to Cape Town, Cairo to Dodoma, bs 28/1, Springbok cover franked 27ml air + 23ml. ONLY 6 FLOWN.
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Lot Number: 132

(Costa Rica) Acceptance for Costa Rica for carriage on the KLM/Pan Am Amsterda-Lisbon-New York service, then US internal airlines to San Jose, bs 13/5, registered (label) first flight souvenir cover franked 15c.

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Date: 1940, Apr 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Costa Rica

Description: Acceptance for Costa Rica for carriage on the KLM/Pan Am Amsterda-Lisbon-New York service, then US internal airlines to San Jose, bs 13/5, registered (label) first flight souvenir cover franked 15c.
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Lot Number: 110

(China) F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds, fine official circular green "China-USA First Flight",  violet "Hong Kong to San Francisco/Via CNAC HongKong.....", and brown "First Air  Mail/China to USA" cachet s on front, also 'Received First Flght' hs and typed 'Hold For First Flight', Lovely item

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £45.00
Category: China

Description: F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, China to San Francisco, bs 4/5, registered (label) printed souvenir cover with blue/red route map along bottom franked $1.70 canc Shanghai cds, fine official circular green "China-USA First Flight", violet "Hong Kong to San Francisco/Via CNAC HongKong.....", and brown "First Air Mail/China to USA" cachet s on front, also 'Received First Flght' hs and typed 'Hold For First Flight', Lovely item
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Lot Number: 88

(Brazil) First flight airmail cover Rio to NY bs.

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Date: 1946, Jul 17
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Brazil

Description: First flight airmail cover Rio to NY bs.
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Lot Number: 64

(Belgium) Belgian acceptance for Canada first flight 'Prince Albert  12/7/37 on front to Stony Rapids 13/7 arrival cds verso, Nawratil cover franked 4.6F canc Brussels Airport cds, black F/F cachet, typed "Only by airmail from New York to Winnipeg and Saskatoon, and by first flight Saskatoon-Prince Albert-Stony Rapids'. Lovely and unusual item in fine condition. Image,

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Date: 1937, Jul 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgian acceptance for Canada first flight 'Prince Albert 12/7/37 on front to Stony Rapids 13/7 arrival cds verso, Nawratil cover franked 4.6F canc Brussels Airport cds, black F/F cachet, typed "Only by airmail from New York to Winnipeg and Saskatoon, and by first flight Saskatoon-Prince Albert-Stony Rapids'. Lovely and unusual item in fine condition. Image,
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Lot Number: 59

(Belgium) Unlisted inaugural flight Ostende to London, bs London Hooded 15 My 28 registered arrival ds, registere (label) cover franked 2F50 canc Ostende 15.5.1928, black/green First Flight Premier Vol/1. Flug/der neuen Luftpostlinie/Ostende-London/am 15.5.1928" (The new airmail line/Ostende-London),   blue/black trilingual airmail etiquette,

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Date: 1928, May 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Unlisted inaugural flight Ostende to London, bs London Hooded 15 My 28 registered arrival ds, registere (label) cover franked 2F50 canc Ostende 15.5.1928, black/green First Flight Premier Vol/1. Flug/der neuen Luftpostlinie/Ostende-London/am 15.5.1928" (The new airmail line/Ostende-London), blue/black trilingual airmail etiquette,
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Lot Number: 52

(Bechuanaland) Palapye, Bechuanaland to Loanda, Angola, bs 22/8, SAA new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, 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.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: Palapye, Bechuanaland to Loanda, Angola, bs 22/8, SAA new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, 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.
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Lot Number: 53

(Bechuanaland) Palapye, Bechuanaland to Mossamedes, Angola, bs 22/8, SAA new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, 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.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: Palapye, Bechuanaland to Mossamedes, Angola, bs 22/8, SAA new West Coast service, Bechuanaland to South West Africa and Angola, 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.
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Lot Number: 54

(Bechuanaland) West Coast extension of the Kalahari Desert Feeder Service, Maun, Bechuanaland to Portiguese West Africa, Lobito, 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. Few tone spots front and verso. See scan.

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Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: West Coast extension of the Kalahari Desert Feeder Service, Maun, Bechuanaland to Portiguese West Africa, Lobito, 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. Few tone spots front and verso. See scan.
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Lot Number: 48

(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: £185.00
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: 37

(Australia) First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5,  blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

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Date: 1940, May 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Australia

Description: First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.
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Lot Number: 36

(Australia) First Flight of Airlines of Australia DH89 VH-UZY Cairns to Batavia dispatched from
Brisbane (Queensland) on 10th b/stamped Cairns 6pm same day.

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Date: 1939, May 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: First Flight of Airlines of Australia DH89 VH-UZY Cairns to Batavia dispatched from Brisbane (Queensland) on 10th b/stamped Cairns 6pm same day.
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Lot Number: 33

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Sydney, bs 7/10, airmail etiquette cover franked  3d air +2d, typed 'First Flight/Canberra-Sydney'.red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".

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Date: 1935, Oct 7
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Australia

Description: Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Sydney, bs 7/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air +2d, typed 'First Flight/Canberra-Sydney'.red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".
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Lot Number: 34

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne".

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Date: 1935, Nov 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne".
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Lot Number: 10

(Australia) W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, red/black "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" vignette, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.

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Date: 1929, Jun 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, red/black "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" vignette, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.
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