Lot Number: 359

(Sierra Leone) World War II censored registered (hs) air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1/6d canc Freetown oval ds, violet Sierra Leone octagonal crown over Passed/QQ censor mark, typed"Air Mail" on flap, blue/pale blue etiquette. Likely carried in BOAC flying boat 'Catalina' along the African West Coast route from Lagos,and  round Cape Verde and the Canaries, with occasional stops at Freetown and Bathurst.. See Boyle p 721.

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Date: 1942, Dec 22
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: World War II censored registered (hs) air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1/6d canc Freetown oval ds, violet Sierra Leone octagonal crown over Passed/QQ censor mark, typed"Air Mail" on flap, blue/pale blue etiquette. Likely carried in BOAC flying boat 'Catalina' along the African West Coast route from Lagos,and round Cape Verde and the Canaries, with occasional stops at Freetown and Bathurst.. See Boyle p 721.
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Lot Number: 6

(Airship) Netherlands acceptance for the Seventh ?Hindenburg? Flight to New York,  posted in Netherlands with 12 1/2c  stampsl, red double ring cachet depicting flying boat and Zeppelin, plain cover, black 'Rotterdam/Waalhaven' hs..

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Date: 1936, Aug 14
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Airship

Description: Netherlands acceptance for the Seventh ?Hindenburg? Flight to New York, posted in Netherlands with 12 1/2c stampsl, red double ring cachet depicting flying boat and Zeppelin, plain cover, black 'Rotterdam/Waalhaven' hs..
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Lot Number: 36

(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: £55.00
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: 196

(Interruptions and Accidents) Commercial  airmail, double interrupted flight KENYA TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, NAIROBI TO  BROKEN HILL Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service #54 ?City of Baghdad? which left Nairobi two days late on ds 18/3 arriving late at Broken Hill bs 20/3. At Brindisi the 'Satyrus' flying boat departure had been delayed for one day (reason unknown), and the 'City of Arundel' was delayed one day at Aswan due to engine trouble. RATED 45cts.

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Date: 1932, Mar 16
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Commercial airmail, double interrupted flight KENYA TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, NAIROBI TO BROKEN HILL Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service #54 ?City of Baghdad? which left Nairobi two days late on ds 18/3 arriving late at Broken Hill bs 20/3. At Brindisi the 'Satyrus' flying boat departure had been delayed for one day (reason unknown), and the 'City of Arundel' was delayed one day at Aswan due to engine trouble. RATED 45cts.
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Lot Number: 197

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, UK to South Africa, LONDON TO CAPE TOWN, by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS69 which left London 22/6, arrived Cape Town one day late on 4/6 , and delivered Cape Tech College 5/7 (college chop hs). Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/-. Carried Scipio flying boat to Cairo, C.Arundel to Khartoum, C.Stonehenge to Mbeya via Malakal (one day late, cause unknown) and C. Cape Town/C.Jodhpur to Cape Town, arriving one day late.

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Date: 1932, Jun 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, UK to South Africa, LONDON TO CAPE TOWN, by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS69 which left London 22/6, arrived Cape Town one day late on 4/6 , and delivered Cape Tech College 5/7 (college chop hs). Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/-. Carried Scipio flying boat to Cairo, C.Arundel to Khartoum, C.Stonehenge to Mbeya via Malakal (one day late, cause unknown) and C. Cape Town/C.Jodhpur to Cape Town, arriving one day late.
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Lot Number: 198

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight,  JOHANNESBURG to LEIPZIG, delayed one day at Khartoum due to breakdown of City of Glasgow  causing a Short Calcutta flying boat to be employed from Khartoum to Alexandria. Cover datestamped Johannesburg 29/6 and backstamped Berlin 10/7, red Berlin C2 'Mit Luftpost' receiver and typed 'Per Airmail Via Cairo'. It was flown by service AN69 which departed to schedule on 29/6 and arrived Khartoum on 4/7. The AW Argosy City of Glasgow also arrived at Khartoum on 4/7 operating service AS70. It should have departed the next day operating service AN69 but this service did not depart until 6/7 and was operated by Short Calcutta City of Swanage flying boat, which must have been the only aircraft available as it flew right through, one day late, to Alexandria 7/7 and on by Satyrus to Athens also arriving one day late on 9/7. Then flown to Berlin by DLH.

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Date: 1932, Jun 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, JOHANNESBURG to LEIPZIG, delayed one day at Khartoum due to breakdown of City of Glasgow causing a Short Calcutta flying boat to be employed from Khartoum to Alexandria. Cover datestamped Johannesburg 29/6 and backstamped Berlin 10/7, red Berlin C2 'Mit Luftpost' receiver and typed 'Per Airmail Via Cairo'. It was flown by service AN69 which departed to schedule on 29/6 and arrived Khartoum on 4/7. The AW Argosy City of Glasgow also arrived at Khartoum on 4/7 operating service AS70. It should have departed the next day operating service AN69 but this service did not depart until 6/7 and was operated by Short Calcutta City of Swanage flying boat, which must have been the only aircraft available as it flew right through, one day late, to Alexandria 7/7 and on by Satyrus to Athens also arriving one day late on 9/7. Then flown to Berlin by DLH.
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Lot Number: 323

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Delayed flight, FRANCE, PARIS TO ZANZIBAR. Joined  Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS79 which left Brindisi 2/9 on Scipio flying boat, Wadi Halfa 5/9 on C.Coventry,  Khartoum 6/9 on C. Alexandria flying boat after a delay of 24 hrs (reason unknown), and arrived Nairobi 8/9 via Malakal 7/9. Transferred to the Wilson Airways Nairobi-Mombasa-Tanga-Zanzibar service arriving the same day at Zanzibar 8/9 BS. Commercial corner cover ms 'Par Avion' RATED F13.50 canc Paris cds, tied grey blue/airmail etiquette and ms 'Par Avion'. A delayed/interrupted flight with scarce routing, good research documentation, great provenance, and in fine condition. A rare exhibit item.

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Date: 1932, Aug 31
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Delayed flight, FRANCE, PARIS TO ZANZIBAR. Joined Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS79 which left Brindisi 2/9 on Scipio flying boat, Wadi Halfa 5/9 on C.Coventry, Khartoum 6/9 on C. Alexandria flying boat after a delay of 24 hrs (reason unknown), and arrived Nairobi 8/9 via Malakal 7/9. Transferred to the Wilson Airways Nairobi-Mombasa-Tanga-Zanzibar service arriving the same day at Zanzibar 8/9 BS. Commercial corner cover ms 'Par Avion' RATED F13.50 canc Paris cds, tied grey blue/airmail etiquette and ms 'Par Avion'. A delayed/interrupted flight with scarce routing, good research documentation, great provenance, and in fine condition. A rare exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 324

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) South West Africa To Germany, OMARU TO GMUND. Posted Omaru 4/10 cds, then carried by South West African Airways  (SWAA) via Windhoek ds 6/10 to Kimberley ds 11/10 where it transferred to the Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN84 which left Kimberley 12/10 and arrived London 23/10, via Juba 17/10 on C.Delhi, Khartoum on C.Alexandria flying boat, Alexandria on C.Glasg, and Brindisi on Sylvanus flying boat, and  OAT to Berlin  24/10, delivered 25 Gmund ds 25/. Plain cover RATED 1/-. SWAA was the first commercial air service in South West Africa. It operated from 1930 until 1935, when it was taken over by South African Airways (SAA).

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Date: 1932, Oct 4
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: South West Africa To Germany, OMARU TO GMUND. Posted Omaru 4/10 cds, then carried by South West African Airways (SWAA) via Windhoek ds 6/10 to Kimberley ds 11/10 where it transferred to the Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN84 which left Kimberley 12/10 and arrived London 23/10, via Juba 17/10 on C.Delhi, Khartoum on C.Alexandria flying boat, Alexandria on C.Glasg, and Brindisi on Sylvanus flying boat, and OAT to Berlin 24/10, delivered 25 Gmund ds 25/. Plain cover RATED 1/-. SWAA was the first commercial air service in South West Africa. It operated from 1930 until 1935, when it was taken over by South African Airways (SAA).
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Lot Number: 199

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, CAPE TOWN TO NEW YORK by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN90 which left CapeTown 23/11 on C.Karachi arriving Croydon 4/12, then by sea to New York, 14/12 private dated receiver. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, RATED 1/3. The City of Stonehaven flying boat, having departed Juba to schedule on 28/11 should have arrived at Khartoum the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Kosti (reason unknown) and did not reach Khartoum until the following morning. Here the service was taken over by the AW Argosy City of Arundel, arriving at Wadi Halfa on 30/11 and on to Cairo 30/11. Thereafter Scipio continued the service to schedule.

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Date: 1932, Nov 23
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, CAPE TOWN TO NEW YORK by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN90 which left CapeTown 23/11 on C.Karachi arriving Croydon 4/12, then by sea to New York, 14/12 private dated receiver. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, RATED 1/3. The City of Stonehaven flying boat, having departed Juba to schedule on 28/11 should have arrived at Khartoum the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Kosti (reason unknown) and did not reach Khartoum until the following morning. Here the service was taken over by the AW Argosy City of Arundel, arriving at Wadi Halfa on 30/11 and on to Cairo 30/11. Thereafter Scipio continued the service to schedule.
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Lot Number: 325

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Accelerated service South West Africa to Germany, WINDHOEK TO BERLIN, carried on South West African Airways (SWAA) to KImberley, then by Imperial Airways African service AN93 which left Kimberley 14/12 on C.Delhi, arriving Kisumu 17/12, Khartoum 18/12 on C.Khartoum flying boat, Cairo 20/12 on C.Glasgow and Brindisi 22/12 on Scipio flying boat. Then on by surface to Berlin bs 24/12.The service operated one day early in order to arrive in UK in time for delivery of the Christmas mail. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/2d (1/- air +2d ordinary).

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Date: 1932, Dec 12
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Accelerated service South West Africa to Germany, WINDHOEK TO BERLIN, carried on South West African Airways (SWAA) to KImberley, then by Imperial Airways African service AN93 which left Kimberley 14/12 on C.Delhi, arriving Kisumu 17/12, Khartoum 18/12 on C.Khartoum flying boat, Cairo 20/12 on C.Glasgow and Brindisi 22/12 on Scipio flying boat. Then on by surface to Berlin bs 24/12.The service operated one day early in order to arrive in UK in time for delivery of the Christmas mail. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/2d (1/- air +2d ordinary).
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Lot Number: 318

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Egypt to Sudan, ALEXANDRIA TO KHARTOUM, Imperial Airways African service AS95, departed Alexandria 24/12 on Sylvanus flying boat , arriving Khartoum bs 26/12 on C.Swanage flying boat. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 20mils.

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Date: 1931, Dec 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Egypt to Sudan, ALEXANDRIA TO KHARTOUM, Imperial Airways African service AS95, departed Alexandria 24/12 on Sylvanus flying boat , arriving Khartoum bs 26/12 on C.Swanage flying boat. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 20mils.
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Lot Number: 200

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.

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Date: 1933, Jan 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.
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Lot Number: 326

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Interrupted flight, South West Africa to Germany,WINDHOEK TO HAMBURG, flown to Kimberley by SWAA, then by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN103 which left Kimberley on C.Basra which arrived at Nairobi on 27/2 2 days late, then made up one day in Horsa to Kampala, then on flying boat Satyrus to Alexandria 2/3, flying boat Sylvanus arriving one day late at Brindisi 4/3. Reason for 2 DAY DELAY at Nairobi unknown. Then by train to Hamburg bs 6/3. airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/- for air rate. SATYRUS returned to normal operation of Mediterranean section of route after flying north via this service, see Wingent p38.

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Date: 1933, Feb 21
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Interrupted flight, South West Africa to Germany,WINDHOEK TO HAMBURG, flown to Kimberley by SWAA, then by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN103 which left Kimberley on C.Basra which arrived at Nairobi on 27/2 2 days late, then made up one day in Horsa to Kampala, then on flying boat Satyrus to Alexandria 2/3, flying boat Sylvanus arriving one day late at Brindisi 4/3. Reason for 2 DAY DELAY at Nairobi unknown. Then by train to Hamburg bs 6/3. airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/- for air rate. SATYRUS returned to normal operation of Mediterranean section of route after flying north via this service, see Wingent p38.
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Lot Number: 241

(Lebanon) LEBANON TO DANZIG, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 2/12 arriving Marseilles 4/12 December. Carried by flying boat  to Marseille, then OAT to Danzig via Berlin 5/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, typed 'Beyrouth-Danzig, very fine strike red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flugpostampt Danzig 5' receiver. Franked 20P for 7.50P ordinary and 9x P1.50 air fee.

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Date: 1932, Dec 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Lebanon

Description: LEBANON TO DANZIG, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 2/12 arriving Marseilles 4/12 December. Carried by flying boat to Marseille, then OAT to Danzig via Berlin 5/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, typed 'Beyrouth-Danzig, very fine strike red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flugpostampt Danzig 5' receiver. Franked 20P for 7.50P ordinary and 9x P1.50 air fee.
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Lot Number: 242

(Lebanon) LEBANON TO MARSEILLE by Air Orient weekly flying boat leaving 9/12 arriving Marseilles 12/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, fine strike red 'Beyrouth-Marseille' hand stamp, franked P14.00. Flap tear verso, hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1932, Dec 9
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Lebanon

Description: LEBANON TO MARSEILLE by Air Orient weekly flying boat leaving 9/12 arriving Marseilles 12/12 arrival cds. Plain etiquette cover, fine strike red 'Beyrouth-Marseille' hand stamp, franked P14.00. Flap tear verso, hardly detracts, see scan.
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Lot Number: 321

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Lebanon to Austria, BEIRUT TO VIENNA VIA PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, leaving 8/7 cds, arriving Marseille Avion bs 11/7, then sent on the ordinary airmail route via Paris Avion bs 11/7 to Vienna Flugpost 12/7. Carried by flying boat to Marseille. Printed commercial cover, tied grey blue/black etiquette, ms 'Beyrouth-Autriche', franked 20P for carriage 'all the way' by air. Lebanon to Marseille would have been 10P/10g air fee + 4P colonial. Great routing.

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Date: 1932, Jul 8
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Lebanon to Austria, BEIRUT TO VIENNA VIA PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, leaving 8/7 cds, arriving Marseille Avion bs 11/7, then sent on the ordinary airmail route via Paris Avion bs 11/7 to Vienna Flugpost 12/7. Carried by flying boat to Marseille. Printed commercial cover, tied grey blue/black etiquette, ms 'Beyrouth-Autriche', franked 20P for carriage 'all the way' by air. Lebanon to Marseille would have been 10P/10g air fee + 4P colonial. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 202

(Interruptions and Accidents) India to Tanganyika, BOMBAY to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Karachi 14/11 on Imperial Airways westbound service IW293 arriving Cairo bs 16/11 where it transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS194 one day late because flying boat Sylvanus was delayed at Athens by headwinds. Printed commercial cover datestamped Bombay 12/11, backstamped Cairo 16/11 and Dar es Salaam 21/11.The AS194 Brindisi-Cairo section was scheduled to be flown in one day, but after Sylvanus arrived at Athens her departure was delayed by headwinds until next morning. The service continued to run one day late until departure from Salisbury on 22/11. The cover was off-loaded at Kisumu on the 20th and was then flown to Dar es Salaam the next day by Wilson Airways' Coastal Service. A truly rare three airline item with fantastic routing, refs Wingent ,and ex the Ted Proud 
collection.

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Date: 1934, Nov 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: India to Tanganyika, BOMBAY to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Karachi 14/11 on Imperial Airways westbound service IW293 arriving Cairo bs 16/11 where it transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS194 one day late because flying boat Sylvanus was delayed at Athens by headwinds. Printed commercial cover datestamped Bombay 12/11, backstamped Cairo 16/11 and Dar es Salaam 21/11.The AS194 Brindisi-Cairo section was scheduled to be flown in one day, but after Sylvanus arrived at Athens her departure was delayed by headwinds until next morning. The service continued to run one day late until departure from Salisbury on 22/11. The cover was off-loaded at Kisumu on the 20th and was then flown to Dar es Salaam the next day by Wilson Airways' Coastal Service. A truly rare three airline item with fantastic routing, refs Wingent ,and ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 342

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN170 which left Durban 12/2 (Caledonia) arriving Athens bs 16/2 where it transferred to Polish airline  Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 18/2  Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Nice item, good routing.

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Date: 1939, Feb 11
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN170 which left Durban 12/2 (Caledonia) arriving Athens bs 16/2 where it transferred to Polish airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 18/2 Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Nice item, good routing.
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Lot Number: 141

(GB External) UK to South West Africa, LONDON to WINDHOEK, by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS188 which left Southampton 15/4 and arrived Durban 20/4, and OAT by S.A.A. to Windhoek bs 25/4. High Commission of South Africa cover, logo on flap, good strike High Commission of South Africa h/s on front, franked 6d for air rate.

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK to South West Africa, LONDON to WINDHOEK, by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS188 which left Southampton 15/4 and arrived Durban 20/4, and OAT by S.A.A. to Windhoek bs 25/4. High Commission of South Africa cover, logo on flap, good strike High Commission of South Africa h/s on front, franked 6d for air rate.
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Lot Number: 340

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to CAIRO. By sea to UK, then by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS101 ?Corsair? leaving Southampton 15/6, arriving Alexandria 16/6, delivered Cairo 17/6 (ms). Airmail cover, Par Avion etiquette ms 'From London', franked 17cts for 5c UPU and double air fee of 12c.

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Date: 1938, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to CAIRO. By sea to UK, then by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS101 ?Corsair? leaving Southampton 15/6, arriving Alexandria 16/6, delivered Cairo 17/6 (ms). Airmail cover, Par Avion etiquette ms 'From London', franked 17cts for 5c UPU and double air fee of 12c.
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Lot Number: 339

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) AMSTERDAM to ZANZIBAR. By KLM to Alexandria bs 18/3, where transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS75 (Castor) arriving Dar es Salaam/Mombasa 17/3. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Zanzibar 21/3. Bilingual etiquette cover, typed 'Via A'dam-Alexandrie/Alexandrie-Durban', franked G1.25.

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Date: 1938, Mar 15
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: AMSTERDAM to ZANZIBAR. By KLM to Alexandria bs 18/3, where transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS75 (Castor) arriving Dar es Salaam/Mombasa 17/3. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Zanzibar 21/3. Bilingual etiquette cover, typed 'Via A'dam-Alexandrie/Alexandrie-Durban', franked G1.25.
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Lot Number: 528

(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: 351

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) MUNDA TO KIHILI, First flight New Britain Catalina Bouganville Catalina flying boat service, Raboul to Buin, bs 21/6, via Sydney 25/5, Raboul Money Order Office 1/6 (large oval dated handstamp), registered cover with boxed Munda/Brit Solomon Island' reg h/s, franked Silver Wedding 10/- and 2d BSI stamps. The   Mundo PO.  was closed at this time and the handstamp  used at Gizo  (as a relief) was been applied. Signed by the pilot Qantas VH-EBC Boeing PB2B-2 Catalina. Scarce route well illustrated by transit handstamps

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Date: 1949, May 24
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: MUNDA TO KIHILI, First flight New Britain Catalina Bouganville Catalina flying boat service, Raboul to Buin, bs 21/6, via Sydney 25/5, Raboul Money Order Office 1/6 (large oval dated handstamp), registered cover with boxed Munda/Brit Solomon Island' reg h/s, franked Silver Wedding 10/- and 2d BSI stamps. The Mundo PO. was closed at this time and the handstamp used at Gizo (as a relief) was been applied. Signed by the pilot Qantas VH-EBC Boeing PB2B-2 Catalina. Scarce route well illustrated by transit handstamps
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Lot Number: 513

(Ephemera) Short S8 ' flying boat 'Calcutta', operating on the GB - India service c 1928. B&W photograph from an original negative showing the plane's name and registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Short S8 ' flying boat 'Calcutta', operating on the GB - India service c 1928. B&W photograph from an original negative showing the plane's name and registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.
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Lot Number: 338

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) India, KARACHI TO MAURITIUS,  departed Karachi 19/2 on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IW 627 and carried by HANNIBAL TO ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO ARRIVING 22/2. Transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #DS 69 on 26/2 and carried to Khartoum on Corsair (FLYING BOAT), to Kisumu on Calpurnia (FLYING BOAT), and to Durban on Castor (FLYING BOAT) arriving 1/3. Then carried by sea to Mauritius b/s Rose Hill/ 10 MR 38/Mauritius cds. The only ship arriving that day was the MV 'HOUTMAN' OF KONINKLIJKE PAKETVAART-MAATSCHAPPIJ (KPM), a Dutch shipping company (1888?1966) The line's routes included the Indian Ocean ports of Rיunion and Mauritius and Mahי. Plain cover franked 9 1/2 anna, non invasive rh edge trim, see scan. A truly scarce item with great routing. Ex Proud.

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Date: 1938, Feb 15
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: India, KARACHI TO MAURITIUS, departed Karachi 19/2 on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IW 627 and carried by HANNIBAL TO ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO ARRIVING 22/2. Transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #DS 69 on 26/2 and carried to Khartoum on Corsair (FLYING BOAT), to Kisumu on Calpurnia (FLYING BOAT), and to Durban on Castor (FLYING BOAT) arriving 1/3. Then carried by sea to Mauritius b/s Rose Hill/ 10 MR 38/Mauritius cds. The only ship arriving that day was the MV 'HOUTMAN' OF KONINKLIJKE PAKETVAART-MAATSCHAPPIJ (KPM), a Dutch shipping company (1888?1966) The line's routes included the Indian Ocean ports of Rיunion and Mauritius and Mahי. Plain cover franked 9 1/2 anna, non invasive rh edge trim, see scan. A truly scarce item with great routing. Ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 145

(GB External) World War II Empire Emergency Service (operated by C class flying boats, 16 of which were South of Italy on 10th June), first dispatch of airmail to Australia, carried via the "Horsehoe Route" (by sea to Durban and thence by air), fine large red cachet.Francis Field authentication hs.

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Date: 1940, Jun 14
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II Empire Emergency Service (operated by C class flying boats, 16 of which were South of Italy on 10th June), first dispatch of airmail to Australia, carried via the "Horsehoe Route" (by sea to Durban and thence by air), fine large red cachet.Francis Field authentication hs.
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Lot Number: 341

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Austria acceptance for India, VIENNA to CALCUTTA, carried on Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Calcutta 30/6, Sydney 6/7, airmail cover mixed franking 70p German and 3G Austrian stamps, 23 Jun 38 cds, ms 'Par Avion'. Flown by Camilla/Cordelia to Calcutta. SCARCE

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Date: 1938, Jun 23
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Austria acceptance for India, VIENNA to CALCUTTA, carried on Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Calcutta 30/6, Sydney 6/7, airmail cover mixed franking 70p German and 3G Austrian stamps, 23 Jun 38 cds, ms 'Par Avion'. Flown by Camilla/Cordelia to Calcutta. SCARCE
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Lot Number: 349

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) India to Northern Rhodesia, MUNSTAD to LIVINGSTONE, N. RHODESIA, by Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # SW212 which left Karachi 11/2 on FLYING BOAT 'COOGEE' arriving Alexandra 12/2, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DS251 which left 16/2 on FLYING BOAT 'COORANG' arriving Beira 19/2, transferred to Southern Rhodesia Air Services arriving Lusaka 21/2, then by train to Livingstone, bs 22/2. Franked 14As for the Empire Rate. SUPERB ROUTING.

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Date: 1940, Feb 7
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: India to Northern Rhodesia, MUNSTAD to LIVINGSTONE, N. RHODESIA, by Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # SW212 which left Karachi 11/2 on FLYING BOAT 'COOGEE' arriving Alexandra 12/2, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DS251 which left 16/2 on FLYING BOAT 'COORANG' arriving Beira 19/2, transferred to Southern Rhodesia Air Services arriving Lusaka 21/2, then by train to Livingstone, bs 22/2. Franked 14As for the Empire Rate. SUPERB ROUTING.
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Lot Number: 265

(Netherlands ) DELAYS, censored WWII airmail Netherlands to South Africa by Imperial Airways Southampton-Durban Service flight # DS246 which left Poole 8/1 and arrived 6 days late at Durban 18/1 due to weather delays at Poole, Biscarosse and Bracciano. Flown all the way by flying boat CORDELIA. Readdressed to USA. Imprint etiquette airmail cover sealed South Africa censor tape, franked G1.12 ½ c for 12 ½ UPU and double air fee?

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Date: 1940, Jan 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: DELAYS, censored WWII airmail Netherlands to South Africa by Imperial Airways Southampton-Durban Service flight # DS246 which left Poole 8/1 and arrived 6 days late at Durban 18/1 due to weather delays at Poole, Biscarosse and Bracciano. Flown all the way by flying boat CORDELIA. Readdressed to USA. Imprint etiquette airmail cover sealed South Africa censor tape, franked G1.12 ½ c for 12 ½ UPU and double air fee?
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Lot Number: 348

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) WWII censored airmail, Kenya to Hungary, MOLO (125 miles N. Nairobi) to BUDAPEST. Carried on the Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu North Flying Boat Service # KN132 which left 5/1 arriving Athens 7/1, then by train to Budapest, bs 9/1. Carried by CASSIOPIA to Alexandria, then by CORIO to Athens. WWII censored cover sealed Kenya censor tape franked 2/- and addressed to Countess Zichy a Hungarian noblewoman. The Kisumu service was set up to carry mail under the E.A.M.S. from East Africa and the Sudan, see Wingent p125. A cover with historical and routing interest. Has a significant closed tear from lower lh corner not affecting stamps. See scan.

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Date: 1940, Jan 3
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: WWII censored airmail, Kenya to Hungary, MOLO (125 miles N. Nairobi) to BUDAPEST. Carried on the Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu North Flying Boat Service # KN132 which left 5/1 arriving Athens 7/1, then by train to Budapest, bs 9/1. Carried by CASSIOPIA to Alexandria, then by CORIO to Athens. WWII censored cover sealed Kenya censor tape franked 2/- and addressed to Countess Zichy a Hungarian noblewoman. The Kisumu service was set up to carry mail under the E.A.M.S. from East Africa and the Sudan, see Wingent p125. A cover with historical and routing interest. Has a significant closed tear from lower lh corner not affecting stamps. See scan.
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Lot Number: 416

(Sweden) DELAYED airmail Sweden to Sudan, UPSALLA TO SINGA (350 km from Khartoum). By train to Athens then on Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu South Service KS132 which left Southampton 3/1/40 1940 arriving Khartoum 7 /1 (b/s) and on by surface to Singa bs 8/1. FLOWN ALL THE WAY ON THE THE SHORT EMPIRE FLYING BOAT 'CLYDE', The flight was DELAYED at Bicarosse from 3 to 5 January by bad weather. Franked 50ore. Uncommon origin for IAW mail. Letter inside. Rough opening flap verso, see scan. 



 The service was 9 days late departing from Durban likely NO AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE - ALL WEATHERBOUMD IN UK AND EUROPE ( Wingent, pers comm.). Nice item - scarce and interesting..

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Date: 1939, Dec 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Sweden

Description: DELAYED airmail Sweden to Sudan, UPSALLA TO SINGA (350 km from Khartoum). By train to Athens then on Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu South Service KS132 which left Southampton 3/1/40 1940 arriving Khartoum 7 /1 (b/s) and on by surface to Singa bs 8/1. FLOWN ALL THE WAY ON THE THE SHORT EMPIRE FLYING BOAT 'CLYDE', The flight was DELAYED at Bicarosse from 3 to 5 January by bad weather. Franked 50ore. Uncommon origin for IAW mail. Letter inside. Rough opening flap verso, see scan. The service was 9 days late departing from Durban likely NO AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE - ALL WEATHERBOUMD IN UK AND EUROPE ( Wingent, pers comm.). Nice item - scarce and interesting..
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Lot Number: 203

(Interruptions and Accidents) DELAYED/INTERRUPTED WWII censored airmail,  Egypt to Italy, ALEXANDRIA to REVERE.  By Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu North Service KN124 which left Alex 12/11on FLYING BOAT 'CERES' and arrived Marseilles 16/11, then by train to Paris bs 18/11. CERES FIRST DEPARTED. ALEX. 06.15 ON 11TH BUT HAD TO RETURN AT 10.15 DUE TO BAD WEATHER. (Wingent pers comm). Printed commercial cover Egyptian censor tape and mark, franked 30 mils for 20 mils UPU plus 10 mils air fee. The KISUMU SERVICE was set up to carry mail under the E.A.M.S. from East Africa and the Sudan, see Wingent p125.

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Date: 1939, Nov 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: DELAYED/INTERRUPTED WWII censored airmail, Egypt to Italy, ALEXANDRIA to REVERE. By Imperial Airways Africa Kisumu North Service KN124 which left Alex 12/11on FLYING BOAT 'CERES' and arrived Marseilles 16/11, then by train to Paris bs 18/11. CERES FIRST DEPARTED. ALEX. 06.15 ON 11TH BUT HAD TO RETURN AT 10.15 DUE TO BAD WEATHER. (Wingent pers comm). Printed commercial cover Egyptian censor tape and mark, franked 30 mils for 20 mils UPU plus 10 mils air fee. The KISUMU SERVICE was set up to carry mail under the E.A.M.S. from East Africa and the Sudan, see Wingent p125.
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Lot Number: 346

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Uncensored airmail cover Kenya to GB, NAIVASHA (250 miles from Nairobi) TO BOURNEMOUTH. Carried on NAIROBI-KISUMU SHUTTLE BY WILSON AIRWAYS, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight  DN229 on flying boat Canopus which left KIsumu 10/9 arriving Alex 12/9, then on flying boat Camilla arriving Poole 15/9, and delivered Bournemouth 18/9 bs. Plain cover franked 1/30c for Empire rate introduced 3 September. An item of aerophilatelic and historical significance - FIRST DN SERVICE TO NEW WARTIME SCHEDULE; FIRST SERVICE TO CARRY S. AFRICAN MAIL AT 1/3d WARTIME RATE; DELAYED 1 DAY AT MALAKAL WITH WIRELESS TROUBLE.






Southampton 15 September being delayed one day by a forced landing at Malakal due to weather. Readdressed 18 September (b/s). Franked 1/30c for Empire rate introduced 3 September. to UK. By DN229 which left Mombasa 10 September and arrived Southampton 15 September being delayed one day by a forced landing at Malakal due to weather. Readdressed 18 September (b/s). Franked 1/30c for Empire rate introduced 3 September.

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Date: 1939, Sep 8
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Uncensored airmail cover Kenya to GB, NAIVASHA (250 miles from Nairobi) TO BOURNEMOUTH. Carried on NAIROBI-KISUMU SHUTTLE BY WILSON AIRWAYS, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight DN229 on flying boat Canopus which left KIsumu 10/9 arriving Alex 12/9, then on flying boat Camilla arriving Poole 15/9, and delivered Bournemouth 18/9 bs. Plain cover franked 1/30c for Empire rate introduced 3 September. An item of aerophilatelic and historical significance - FIRST DN SERVICE TO NEW WARTIME SCHEDULE; FIRST SERVICE TO CARRY S. AFRICAN MAIL AT 1/3d WARTIME RATE; DELAYED 1 DAY AT MALAKAL WITH WIRELESS TROUBLE. Southampton 15 September being delayed one day by a forced landing at Malakal due to weather. Readdressed 18 September (b/s). Franked 1/30c for Empire rate introduced 3 September. to UK. By DN229 which left Mombasa 10 September and arrived Southampton 15 September being delayed one day by a forced landing at Malakal due to weather. Readdressed 18 September (b/s). Franked 1/30c for Empire rate introduced 3 September.
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Lot Number: 336

(Scarce and Unusual Routing) Switzerland to Australia, KIRCHEN to SYDNEY by Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #554. Departed London 3/6 on FLYING BOAT CASSIOPIA to Brindisi 4/6, on Hadrian to Hyderabad 8/6, on Artemis to Singapore 11/6 and on 'Brisbane' to Brisbane, b 17/6. Imprint etiquette cover franked 45c air x2 and 40c, ms '5g'. Flap missing and faint ironed vertical crease, see scan.

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Date: 1937, May 29
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routing

Description: Switzerland to Australia, KIRCHEN to SYDNEY by Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #554. Departed London 3/6 on FLYING BOAT CASSIOPIA to Brindisi 4/6, on Hadrian to Hyderabad 8/6, on Artemis to Singapore 11/6 and on 'Brisbane' to Brisbane, b 17/6. Imprint etiquette cover franked 45c air x2 and 40c, ms '5g'. Flap missing and faint ironed vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 136

(GB External) SCARCE, Qantas for Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Sydney 6/7, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, ms 'England-Australia/First Service by Flying boat/All the Way'.  Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney.

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Date: 1938, Jun 26
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: SCARCE, Qantas for Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Sydney 6/7, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, ms 'England-Australia/First Service by Flying boat/All the Way'. Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney.
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Lot Number: 500

(Ephemera) Cordelia, Imperial Airways flying boat, G-AEUD, original B&W photograph 15x10 cm.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Cordelia, Imperial Airways flying boat, G-AEUD, original B&W photograph 15x10 cm.
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Lot Number: 503

(Ephemera) Flying boat 'Circe' at mooring, original B&W photograph, 15x10 cm, also a cover from Sydney, 29 July 1938, to England carried on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #675 and flown by 'Circe'

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Flying boat 'Circe' at mooring, original B&W photograph, 15x10 cm, also a cover from Sydney, 29 July 1938, to England carried on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #675 and flown by 'Circe'
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Lot Number: 533

(Ephemera) Flying boat, Imperial Airways 'Camilla', G-AEUB at mooring. Superb original Tucks photocard, unused.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Flying boat, Imperial Airways 'Camilla', G-AEUB at mooring. Superb original Tucks photocard, unused.
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Lot Number: 99

(Egypt) WWII OFFICIAL PAID MAIL  from ALEXANDRIA to PARIS, carried by flying boat Caledonia on Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight #235 arriving Paris 28/10. Red ms 'Imperial Airways', red by Air Mail' hs, purple Egyptian censor mark in front, Cairo October 25th transit cds verso. Bank of Egypt 50mls metre franking. Unusual item in very fine condition.

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Date: 1939, Oct 24
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: WWII OFFICIAL PAID MAIL from ALEXANDRIA to PARIS, carried by flying boat Caledonia on Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight #235 arriving Paris 28/10. Red ms 'Imperial Airways', red by Air Mail' hs, purple Egyptian censor mark in front, Cairo October 25th transit cds verso. Bank of Egypt 50mls metre franking. Unusual item in very fine condition.
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Lot Number: 92

(Egypt) F/F  ALEXANDRIA to ATHENS, bs 8/3, carried on Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN1 by Short Calcutta Flying Boat  'City of Athens', souvenir map cover franked 21mls, special Greek arrival cachet in violet.

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Date: 1931, Mar 3
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Egypt

Description: F/F ALEXANDRIA to ATHENS, bs 8/3, carried on Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN1 by Short Calcutta Flying Boat 'City of Athens', souvenir map cover franked 21mls, special Greek arrival cachet in violet.
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Lot Number: 93

(Egypt) F/F  ALEXANDRIA to MIRABELLA, bs 10/3, carried on Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN1 by Short Calcutta Flying Boat  'City of Athens', souvenir map cover franked 21mls.,

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Date: 1931, Mar 3
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Egypt

Description: F/F ALEXANDRIA to MIRABELLA, bs 10/3, carried on Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN1 by Short Calcutta Flying Boat 'City of Athens', souvenir map cover franked 21mls.,
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Lot Number: 133

(GB External) England to Australia, carried on the FIRST FLIGHT OF NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643 London to Melbourne, bs 20/4. Carried by Centaurs to Karachi, by Coogee to Singapore, and by Canberra to Melbourne. Plain cover, franked 1/3d, ms 'First Flight By/Accelerated Service/To Astalia' Wingent, p41. ALSO FLOWN BACK on flight IW648 by Canberra to Darwin, Caledonia to Penang and Calpurnia to Southampton. A scarce item offering a flying boat feast.

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Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, carried on the FIRST FLIGHT OF NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643 London to Melbourne, bs 20/4. Carried by Centaurs to Karachi, by Coogee to Singapore, and by Canberra to Melbourne. Plain cover, franked 1/3d, ms 'First Flight By/Accelerated Service/To Astalia' Wingent, p41. ALSO FLOWN BACK on flight IW648 by Canberra to Darwin, Caledonia to Penang and Calpurnia to Southampton. A scarce item offering a flying boat feast.
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Lot Number: 134

(GB External) ENGLAND to PALESTINE, bs Tiberius 12/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: ENGLAND to PALESTINE, bs Tiberius 12/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 132

(GB External) ENGLAND to RANGOON, bs 14/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus to Karachi, then by Coogee to Rangoon. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Apr 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: ENGLAND to RANGOON, bs 14/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus to Karachi, then by Coogee to Rangoon. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 98

(Egypt) London to Karachi, and on to Bombay bs 13/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE643, flown all the way by Short S23 C Class Empire flying boat 'Centaurus' departed Alexandria 10/4 and arrived Karachi 12/4,  plain cover, franked  1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton - Karachi/10.4.38'. Also fine unused original Tuck's B&W photocard of Centaurus landing.

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Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: London to Karachi, and on to Bombay bs 13/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE643, flown all the way by Short S23 C Class Empire flying boat 'Centaurus' departed Alexandria 10/4 and arrived Karachi 12/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton - Karachi/10.4.38'. Also fine unused original Tuck's B&W photocard of Centaurus landing.
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Lot Number: 290

(New Zealand) New Zealand to Czechoslovakia, AUCKLAND to PRAGUE, by sea to Sydney, transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EASTERN FLIGHT IW #646 and flown by DH86 'Adelaide' to Darwin, Short S23 flying boat  'Coogee' to Karachi, then Short S23 flying boat 'Challenger' to Athens bs 27/4. Then DLH to Budapest bs 28/4, and by surface to Prague. Registered (label) Hamburg-America Line cover, tied airmail etiquette, Greek currency mark. Super item.

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Date: 1938, Apr 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand to Czechoslovakia, AUCKLAND to PRAGUE, by sea to Sydney, transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EASTERN FLIGHT IW #646 and flown by DH86 'Adelaide' to Darwin, Short S23 flying boat 'Coogee' to Karachi, then Short S23 flying boat 'Challenger' to Athens bs 27/4. Then DLH to Budapest bs 28/4, and by surface to Prague. Registered (label) Hamburg-America Line cover, tied airmail etiquette, Greek currency mark. Super item.
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Lot Number: 599

(Reference Material) "Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936-1939", Peter Wingent, pb 1997.  A4 softback,175pp, containing 344 reports from the Southampton 'Southern Daily Echo' between 1936-39 presented in chronological order, 17 maps of the Empire routes, and four separate check lists for the Imperial Airways Africa, India/Australia, and Trans-Atlantic services, and the Pan American Trans-Atlantic service. Southampton is the city where Imperial Airways established its UK flying boat terminal. A valuable reference for those wishing to pursue this area of study. Furthermore each check list offers an ideal format upon which to base a new flying boat collection. Now available at a fixed price of £35 +p/p.

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

Description: "Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936-1939", Peter Wingent, pb 1997. A4 softback,175pp, containing 344 reports from the Southampton 'Southern Daily Echo' between 1936-39 presented in chronological order, 17 maps of the Empire routes, and four separate check lists for the Imperial Airways Africa, India/Australia, and Trans-Atlantic services, and the Pan American Trans-Atlantic service. Southampton is the city where Imperial Airways established its UK flying boat terminal. A valuable reference for those wishing to pursue this area of study. Furthermore each check list offers an ideal format upon which to base a new flying boat collection. Now available at a fixed price of £35 +p/p.
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