Lot Number: 599

(Ephemera) Compagnie des Chargeurs Reunis Aeromaritime, original sepia company PPC showing Aיromaritime flying boat of the Dakar-Pointe Noire service reaching the slipway at  Abidjan.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Compagnie des Chargeurs Reunis Aeromaritime, original sepia company PPC showing Aיromaritime flying boat of the Dakar-Pointe Noire service reaching the slipway at Abidjan.
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Lot Number: 482

(United States) First US Navy Squadron Flight, cover commemorating  safe arrival at Pearl Harbour, Roessler small check airmail cover franked 8c canc fine strike 'FLEET AIR BASE PEARL HARBOUR/JAN 11  1934/HAWAII', large blue framed flight cachet. Also a newspaper picture showing the personnel of the six Consolidated flying boats which flew from San Francisco to Hawaii in 24hrs. Also a similar cover posted from USS Breese with cachets front and verso

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Date: 1934, Jan 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: First US Navy Squadron Flight, cover commemorating safe arrival at Pearl Harbour, Roessler small check airmail cover franked 8c canc fine strike 'FLEET AIR BASE PEARL HARBOUR/JAN 11 1934/HAWAII', large blue framed flight cachet. Also a newspaper picture showing the personnel of the six Consolidated flying boats which flew from San Francisco to Hawaii in 24hrs. Also a similar cover posted from USS Breese with cachets front and verso
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Lot Number: 446

(Southern Rhodesia) First direct flight Bulawayo to Beira by RANA to Beira, b/s 30/6, red three line cachet, violet "Por Avio" hs, printed etiquette cover franked 2d, Francis Field authentication hs verso. This flight connected with the Flying Boat service from Durban but only 25 covers were flown to Beira (ref. Stern).This fight is recorded in but a few of the standard works of reference.

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Date: 1937, Jun 30
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: First direct flight Bulawayo to Beira by RANA to Beira, b/s 30/6, red three line cachet, violet "Por Avio" hs, printed etiquette cover franked 2d, Francis Field authentication hs verso. This flight connected with the Flying Boat service from Durban but only 25 covers were flown to Beira (ref. Stern).This fight is recorded in but a few of the standard works of reference.
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Lot Number: 390

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Commercial airmail, Egypt To France, CAIRO TO TOULOUSE, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN60 which left Cairo 5/5 on City of Arundel, and arrived Brindisi bs 6/5 on Scipio flying boat, then on by surface to Toulouse, A Metropolitan Hotel, Cairo cover, airmail etiquette annulled with black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi. RATED 33 mils ( 20 mils ordinary and 13 mils air fee, 2ml,4ml,27ml). This was the first Africa northbound service to carry passengers.

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Date: 1932, May 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial airmail, Egypt To France, CAIRO TO TOULOUSE, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN60 which left Cairo 5/5 on City of Arundel, and arrived Brindisi bs 6/5 on Scipio flying boat, then on by surface to Toulouse, A Metropolitan Hotel, Cairo cover, airmail etiquette annulled with black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi. RATED 33 mils ( 20 mils ordinary and 13 mils air fee, 2ml,4ml,27ml). This was the first Africa northbound service to carry passengers.
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Lot Number: 385

(Papua and New Guinea) Catalina Flying Boat Service, missionary cover addressed to Buin, franked 4d, weak POA 'Buin/New Guinea/10 JE 57' cds, with manuscript 'Per M.R. Catalina Service/Teopasina-Buin' at left. and signed by the pilot Captain Meredith/F.P. Catalina. Buin and Teopasina are towns on Bougainville Island, in eastern Papua New Guinea.

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Date: 1957, Jun 10
Est. price: £22.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Catalina Flying Boat Service, missionary cover addressed to Buin, franked 4d, weak POA 'Buin/New Guinea/10 JE 57' cds, with manuscript 'Per M.R. Catalina Service/Teopasina-Buin' at left. and signed by the pilot Captain Meredith/F.P. Catalina. Buin and Teopasina are towns on Bougainville Island, in eastern Papua New Guinea.
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Lot Number: 281

(Interruptions and Accidents) 
Egypt to France, CAIRO to PARIS, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN152 which left 8 February (delayed) and arrived Brindisi 9 February. On by rail, arrived Paris 12 February (b/s), delivered 13 February (b/s). Plain cover franked 57mils for 20mil UPU, 20mil registration, 13 mil air fee, 4 mil excess. DELAY. Cover was carried by service AN 152 which departed Cairo on 8/2 having arrived Cairo to schedule at 11.00 on 6 Feb. in the 1-1P42 Hanno. From there it should have been flown to Alexandria the following morning but instead, it was sent by train b/s Turin TPO  10/34 (reason unknown). The Short Kent flying boat Sylvanus should have departed at 11.00 the same day but instead she left at 08.30 on 8 Feb. (one day late). The reasons for the delays are shown as "miscellaneous" on the I.A. movement chart. The service arrived Croydon at 11.45 on 11 Feb. - still one day behind schedule. Ex Proud.

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Date: 1943, Feb 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Egypt to France, CAIRO to PARIS, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN152 which left 8 February (delayed) and arrived Brindisi 9 February. On by rail, arrived Paris 12 February (b/s), delivered 13 February (b/s). Plain cover franked 57mils for 20mil UPU, 20mil registration, 13 mil air fee, 4 mil excess. DELAY. Cover was carried by service AN 152 which departed Cairo on 8/2 having arrived Cairo to schedule at 11.00 on 6 Feb. in the 1-1P42 Hanno. From there it should have been flown to Alexandria the following morning but instead, it was sent by train b/s Turin TPO 10/34 (reason unknown). The Short Kent flying boat Sylvanus should have departed at 11.00 the same day but instead she left at 08.30 on 8 Feb. (one day late). The reasons for the delays are shown as "miscellaneous" on the I.A. movement chart. The service arrived Croydon at 11.45 on 11 Feb. - still one day behind schedule. Ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 274

(Interruptions and Accidents) Mauritius to France, CUREPIPE to PARIS, by sea to Mombasa, via Nairobi 29 January (b/s), then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN152 which left Nairobi 3/3 on Hanno and arriving Brindisi 9/2 on Sylvanus. February (b/s). Service AN 152 departed Cairo on 8/2 having arrived Cairo to schedule at 11.00 on 6 Feb. in the 1-1P42 Hanno. From there it should have been flown to Alexandria the following morning but instead, it was sent by train b/s Turin TPO 10/34 (reason unknown). The Short Kent flying boat Sylvanus should have departed at 11.00 the same day but instead she left at 08.30 on 8 Feb. (one day late). The reasons for the delays are shown as "miscellaneous" on the I.A. movement chart. The service arrived Croydon at 11.45 on 11 Feb. - still one day behind schedule. Ex Proud.

On by surface (delayed at Alexandria). Franked R1.30 for double air rate of R1.10 and 20c registration. DELAY

. Cover was carried by service AN 152 which departed Cairo on 8/2 having arrived Cairo to schedule at 11.00 on 6 Feb. in the 1-1P42 Hanno. From there it should have been flown to Alexandria the following morning but instead, it was sent by train b/s Turin TPO  10/34 (reason unknown). The Short Kent flying boat Sylvanus should have departed at 11.00 the same day but instead she left at 08.30 on 8 Feb. (one day late). The reasons for the delays are shown as "miscellaneous" on the I.A. movement chart. The service arrived Croydon at 11.45 on 11 Feb. - still one day behind schedule. Ex Proud.

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Date: 1934, Jan 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Mauritius to France, CUREPIPE to PARIS, by sea to Mombasa, via Nairobi 29 January (b/s), then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN152 which left Nairobi 3/3 on Hanno and arriving Brindisi 9/2 on Sylvanus. February (b/s). Service AN 152 departed Cairo on 8/2 having arrived Cairo to schedule at 11.00 on 6 Feb. in the 1-1P42 Hanno. From there it should have been flown to Alexandria the following morning but instead, it was sent by train b/s Turin TPO 10/34 (reason unknown). The Short Kent flying boat Sylvanus should have departed at 11.00 the same day but instead she left at 08.30 on 8 Feb. (one day late). The reasons for the delays are shown as "miscellaneous" on the I.A. movement chart. The service arrived Croydon at 11.45 on 11 Feb. - still one day behind schedule. Ex Proud. On by surface (delayed at Alexandria). Franked R1.30 for double air rate of R1.10 and 20c registration. DELAY . Cover was carried by service AN 152 which departed Cairo on 8/2 having arrived Cairo to schedule at 11.00 on 6 Feb. in the 1-1P42 Hanno. From there it should have been flown to Alexandria the following morning but instead, it was sent by train b/s Turin TPO 10/34 (reason unknown). The Short Kent flying boat Sylvanus should have departed at 11.00 the same day but instead she left at 08.30 on 8 Feb. (one day late). The reasons for the delays are shown as "miscellaneous" on the I.A. movement chart. The service arrived Croydon at 11.45 on 11 Feb. - still one day behind schedule. Ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 263

(India) WWII censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x12cm, franked  2R  24 annas, India black triangular censor mark, 'Written in English' hs.

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Date: 1941, Oct 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: WWII censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x12cm, franked 2R 24 annas, India black triangular censor mark, 'Written in English' hs.
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Lot Number: 264

(India) WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, sealed red/white ISouth Africa censor tape, black India triangular censor mark, red 'Written in English' hs, franked  7R (KGVI  2Rx3 and 1R) + 14 annas.  Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.

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Date: 1941, Nov 8
Est. price: £60.00
Category: India

Description: WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, sealed red/white ISouth Africa censor tape, black India triangular censor mark, red 'Written in English' hs, franked 7R (KGVI 2Rx3 and 1R) + 14 annas. Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.
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Lot Number: 262

(India) WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked  8R 14annas 6 p(KGVI 14 As x10 + 2As 6p), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark. Correctly franked annas for inclusive x9 weight franking. Some top edge crumple, see scan..

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Date: 1941, Sep 4
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked 8R 14annas 6 p(KGVI 14 As x10 + 2As 6p), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark. Correctly franked annas for inclusive x9 weight franking. Some top edge crumple, see scan..
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Lot Number: 169

(GB External) Imperial Airways experimental airmail, intended last flight Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, ms "By Flying Boat". It was posted in Liverpool in time for the flight to Belfast but, due to thick fog.it was carried by surface.



Mail carried n the 'Calcutta' flying boat.

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Date: 1928, Oct 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways experimental airmail, intended last flight Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, ms "By Flying Boat". It was posted in Liverpool in time for the flight to Belfast but, due to thick fog.it was carried by surface. Mail carried n the 'Calcutta' flying boat.
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Lot Number: 153

(Gambia) German airmail service, inward air cover to Gambia from Great Britain, London to Bathurst, bs 14/3, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service, flight L 149, from Stuttgart to Brazil via Gambia, plain etiquette cover franked GB GV 6d, canc Sidcup cds, special red circular "Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika" cachet enclosing a representation of a Zeppelin and a flying boat over water. One of the last covers to be routed via Stuttgart before the terminus was altered to Frankfurt in April 1936. See McCaig's article on West African Airmails, pp 25-34, Postal History Journal, June 1981, which includes illustrations of several covers flown on this service, and one very similar to this present item.

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Date: 1936, Mar 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Gambia

Description: German airmail service, inward air cover to Gambia from Great Britain, London to Bathurst, bs 14/3, carried on the German trans Atlantic catapult service, flight L 149, from Stuttgart to Brazil via Gambia, plain etiquette cover franked GB GV 6d, canc Sidcup cds, special red circular "Deutsche Luftpost/Europa-Sudamerika" cachet enclosing a representation of a Zeppelin and a flying boat over water. One of the last covers to be routed via Stuttgart before the terminus was altered to Frankfurt in April 1936. See McCaig's article on West African Airmails, pp 25-34, Postal History Journal, June 1981, which includes illustrations of several covers flown on this service, and one very similar to this present item.
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Lot Number: 42

(Australia) Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1945, Oct 4
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.
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Lot Number: 35

(Australia) WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways.  An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways. An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.
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Lot Number: 659

(Reference Material) "Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936-1939", P.Wingent 1997. An A4 softback, 175pp, consisting of 344 reports from the Southampton 'Southern Daily Echo' between 1936-39 in presented in chronological order, 17 maps of the Empire airmail routes, and four separate checklists for the Imperial Airways Africa service, the Imperial Airways India/Australia service, the Imperial Airways Trans-Atlantic service and the Pan American Trans-Atlantic service. Available for purchase from Airmail Collector priced at £35.00.

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Date: Reference material
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Reference Material

Description: "Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936-1939", P.Wingent 1997. An A4 softback, 175pp, consisting of 344 reports from the Southampton 'Southern Daily Echo' between 1936-39 in presented in chronological order, 17 maps of the Empire airmail routes, and four separate checklists for the Imperial Airways Africa service, the Imperial Airways India/Australia service, the Imperial Airways Trans-Atlantic service and the Pan American Trans-Atlantic service. Available for purchase from Airmail Collector priced at £35.00.
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