Lot Number: 289

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Switzerland to Indochina, ZURICH to SAIGON. By rail from Switzerland to Naples, then by Air France Far Eastern service weekly service on the FLYING BOAT LEO H-242 which left Naples on 15/7 on a seven day all air flight arriving Saigon bs  21/7. Plain cover, ms 'Chiasso', franked F1 for 30c UPU plus 70c air fee.

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Date: 1937, Jul 12
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Switzerland to Indochina, ZURICH to SAIGON. By rail from Switzerland to Naples, then by Air France Far Eastern service weekly service on the FLYING BOAT LEO H-242 which left Naples on 15/7 on a seven day all air flight arriving Saigon bs 21/7. Plain cover, ms 'Chiasso', franked F1 for 30c UPU plus 70c air fee.
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Lot Number: 325

(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: £50.00
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: 278

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) London to Zanzibar, bs 9/8, commercial airmail carried on Imperial AW Africa southbound service AS 127, by Horatius to Athens, Satyrus (Flying boat) to Alexandria, Hadrian to Mombasa 8/8, where transferred to Wilson Airways Feeder Service to Zanzibar bs 9/8. Plain cover correctly rated 7d per 1/2oz, Non invasive ironed vertical right and left edge creases,  see magnified scan.

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Date: 1933, Aug 2
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: London to Zanzibar, bs 9/8, commercial airmail carried on Imperial AW Africa southbound service AS 127, by Horatius to Athens, Satyrus (Flying boat) to Alexandria, Hadrian to Mombasa 8/8, where transferred to Wilson Airways Feeder Service to Zanzibar bs 9/8. Plain cover correctly rated 7d per 1/2oz, Non invasive ironed vertical right and left edge creases, see magnified scan.
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Lot Number: 275

(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: 284

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) First airmail service outside Nigeria, Uzuako to London, bs SuttonColdfield 28/2, via Enugu 14/2, plain cover franked 6d, ms 'By First Air', airmail etiquette. Carried by train to Kano to join the inaugural flight of Imperial Airways's Kano-Khartoum feeder service (Daedelus), then on to London by flight AN317 Imperial AW Africa service (Horsa to Athens, FLYING BOAT Satyrus to Brindisi, Horatius to London). Uncommon origin, great routing, nice item.

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Date: 1936, Feb 14
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: First airmail service outside Nigeria, Uzuako to London, bs SuttonColdfield 28/2, via Enugu 14/2, plain cover franked 6d, ms 'By First Air', airmail etiquette. Carried by train to Kano to join the inaugural flight of Imperial Airways's Kano-Khartoum feeder service (Daedelus), then on to London by flight AN317 Imperial AW Africa service (Horsa to Athens, FLYING BOAT Satyrus to Brindisi, Horatius to London). Uncommon origin, great routing, nice item.
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Lot Number: 234

(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: 230

(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.  Franked R1.30 for double air rate of R1.10 and 20c registration. Ex Proud.



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Date: 1934, Jan 8
Est. price: £75.00
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. Franked R1.30 for double air rate of R1.10 and 20c registration. Ex Proud. .
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Lot Number: 221

(India) WWII censored registered (label) airmail from Sialkot to Johannesburg, carried 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. Commercial corner double rate cover franked  31 annas (2x14 + 3 reg fee), sealed India crown over OBC censor tape tied triangular black Karachi  triangular censor mark, Nibble lower rh corner.

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Date: 1941, Nov 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: WWII censored registered (label) airmail from Sialkot to Johannesburg, carried 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. Commercial corner double rate cover franked 31 annas (2x14 + 3 reg fee), sealed India crown over OBC censor tape tied triangular black Karachi triangular censor mark, Nibble lower rh corner.
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Lot Number: 363

(World War II) BOMBAY to JOHANNESBURG, WWII high franked censored airmail 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  24 x 2annas 6pies, sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark.

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Date: 1941, Nov 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: World War II

Description: BOMBAY to JOHANNESBURG, WWII high franked censored airmail 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 24 x 2annas 6pies, sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark.
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Lot Number: 222

(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: 220

(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: 158

(GB External) LONDON to CAIRO, bs 13/8, PC correctly rated 2d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76, by flying boat Scipio from Brindisi to Alexandria. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at REDUCED air mail rate. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: LONDON to CAIRO, bs 13/8, PC correctly rated 2d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76, by flying boat Scipio from Brindisi to Alexandria. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at REDUCED air mail rate. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 130

(Flying Boats) Airmail cover Germany to Brindisi 13/3 where it was transferred to Imperial Airways flight DS 178 for carriage all the to Durban by flying boat 'CLIO' to Durban, then on to Johannesburg.

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Date: 1939, Mar 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Airmail cover Germany to Brindisi 13/3 where it was transferred to Imperial Airways flight DS 178 for carriage all the to Durban by flying boat 'CLIO' to Durban, then on to Johannesburg.
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Lot Number: 116

(Flying Boats) 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: Flying Boats

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: 128

(Flying Boats) 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: Flying Boats

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: 132

(Flying Boats) Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from the Falkland Islands to Great Britain, brown/grey printed souvenir cover, franked KGVI 1/- canc "Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/1 MY 52". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An uncommon historical item.

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Date: 1952, May 1
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Aquila Airways special survey flight, carrying the first airmail from the Falkland Islands to Great Britain, brown/grey printed souvenir cover, franked KGVI 1/- canc "Port Stanley/Falkland Isles/First Overseas Mail/1 MY 52". Aquila AW was founded in 1948 to serve destinations that were still inaccessible to land based aircraft. Their flying boats were also chartered for one off trips usually to deploy troops where scheduled services did not exist, or when there were political considerations, e.g. three Aquila flying boats were used during the Berlin Airlift. The 1952 Southampton-Falkland Isles survey flight was by far their longest charter. An uncommon historical item.
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Lot Number: 119

(Flying Boats) First airmail by flying boat, GB to Egypt, SOUTHAMPTON-ALEXANDRIA, bs 15/12, carried all the way by 'Centaurus' via Marseilles and Athens on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS eastbound service IE505 and SIGNED BY JOINT COMMANDERS  CAPTAINS  I.A.EGGLESFIELD AND E.S.ALCOCK. Tied airmail etiquette cover, typed  franked 3d with large 'Flying Boat' hs addressed to Tanta 130km SE Alexandria, bs 16/12. Also fine unused B&W photocard showing Centaurus G-ADUT on water, and six press cuttings (C300 words total) including 3x3cm head and shoulders pictures of both captains. Superb lot in fine condition.

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Date: 1936, Dec 11
Est. price: £300.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: First airmail by flying boat, GB to Egypt, SOUTHAMPTON-ALEXANDRIA, bs 15/12, carried all the way by 'Centaurus' via Marseilles and Athens on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS eastbound service IE505 and SIGNED BY JOINT COMMANDERS CAPTAINS I.A.EGGLESFIELD AND E.S.ALCOCK. Tied airmail etiquette cover, typed franked 3d with large 'Flying Boat' hs addressed to Tanta 130km SE Alexandria, bs 16/12. Also fine unused B&W photocard showing Centaurus G-ADUT on water, and six press cuttings (C300 words total) including 3x3cm head and shoulders pictures of both captains. Superb lot in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 129

(Flying Boats) First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 117

(Flying Boats) Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated London-Singapore service, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 23/4, plain etiquette PC, correctly rated 6d, typed "1st Flight 8 day service". Horatius to Brindisi, Sylavanus FLYING BOAT to Cairo, Helena to Karachi and Athena to Singapore.The flight was accelerated from 9 1/2 to 8 days, and stops were now made at Kuala Lumour and Penang instead of Bandon and Alor Star. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, Apr 14
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated London-Singapore service, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 23/4, plain etiquette PC, correctly rated 6d, typed "1st Flight 8 day service". Horatius to Brindisi, Sylavanus FLYING BOAT to Cairo, Helena to Karachi and Athena to Singapore.The flight was accelerated from 9 1/2 to 8 days, and stops were now made at Kuala Lumour and Penang instead of Bandon and Alor Star. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 53

(Australia) First 5d Air Mail from Australia under the Empire Air Mail Scheme which came in to effect on 1/8/1938 with the Australian rate fixed at 5d per 1/2oz. Carried all the way from Darwin by FLYING BOAT on  IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW676E. Cover posted Sydney 1/8/1938 to London 12/8 arrival ds on front, via Singapore, Rangoon, Gwalior, Dubai.  Alex and Southampton. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, signed by "E. Rotherham, Commander, RMA Cooee" and  "? A Koch, Commander RMA Coriolanus".  Also  original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Coriolanus G-AETY' in flight. SCARCE item, few tiny faint tone spots otherwise fine, see scan.

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Date: 1938, Aug 1
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Australia

Description: First 5d Air Mail from Australia under the Empire Air Mail Scheme which came in to effect on 1/8/1938 with the Australian rate fixed at 5d per 1/2oz. Carried all the way from Darwin by FLYING BOAT on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW676E. Cover posted Sydney 1/8/1938 to London 12/8 arrival ds on front, via Singapore, Rangoon, Gwalior, Dubai. Alex and Southampton. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, signed by "E. Rotherham, Commander, RMA Cooee" and "? A Koch, Commander RMA Coriolanus". Also original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Coriolanus G-AETY' in flight. SCARCE item, few tiny faint tone spots otherwise fine, see scan.
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Lot Number: 115

(Flying Boats) LAOS to France, VIENTIAN TO BORDEAUX by weekly Air Orient flight which left Saigon 5/11 and arrived Marseilles 14/11 (b/s) and delivered 16/11 (b/s). Fokker F VIIb planes between Saigon and Karachi, Farman 303 planes between Karachi and Damascus, bus/car to Beyrouth, and CAMS FLYING BOATS Beyrouth to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Blue border imprint etiquette cover franked 36c for 6c colonial rate and 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Oct 27
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: LAOS to France, VIENTIAN TO BORDEAUX by weekly Air Orient flight which left Saigon 5/11 and arrived Marseilles 14/11 (b/s) and delivered 16/11 (b/s). Fokker F VIIb planes between Saigon and Karachi, Farman 303 planes between Karachi and Damascus, bus/car to Beyrouth, and CAMS FLYING BOATS Beyrouth to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Blue border imprint etiquette cover franked 36c for 6c colonial rate and 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 131

(Flying Boats) F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, bs 27/5, blue cachet, b/s, uncommon cream/grey black souvenir cover with attractive picture of flying boat in flight, Pan Am.

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Date: 1939, May 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, bs 27/5, blue cachet, b/s, uncommon cream/grey black souvenir cover with attractive picture of flying boat in flight, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 120

(Flying Boats) Imperial Airways, by Courtier all the way, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Uplands Limoru, Kenya, 9/6 arrival ds on front, etiquette cover franked 5d.

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

Description: Imperial Airways, by Courtier all the way, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Uplands Limoru, Kenya, 9/6 arrival ds on front, etiquette cover franked 5d.
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Lot Number: 121

(Flying Boats) Imperial Airways, by Courtier all the way, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Uplands, Kenya, bs 9/6, etiquette cover franked 5d.

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

Description: Imperial Airways, by Courtier all the way, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Uplands, Kenya, bs 9/6, etiquette cover franked 5d.
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Lot Number: 123

(Flying Boats) Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Portuguese East Africa, bs Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c. Attractive pale/dark 'Hotel Majestic, Durban'  cover  franked 6d.

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

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Portuguese East Africa, bs Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c. Attractive pale/dark 'Hotel Majestic, Durban' cover franked 6d.
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Lot Number: 124

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

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

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Portuguese East Africa, bs Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c. Souvenir cover printed 'First Flight/Seaplane Service Between/Durban-England' franked 6d.
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Lot Number: 122

(Flying Boats) Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Lourenco Marques, bs 7/6, etiquette letter franked 6d, carried by COURTIER.

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

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Lourenco Marques, bs 7/6, etiquette letter franked 6d, carried by COURTIER.
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Lot Number: 125

(Flying Boats) South Africa to GB, Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service via coastal route FLOWN ALL THE WAY BY COURTIER, IAW northbound service #453. Durban to London, 14/6 arrival ds over stamp on front, PPC with superb B&W photo of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, franked 3d.

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Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: South Africa to GB, Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service via coastal route FLOWN ALL THE WAY BY COURTIER, IAW northbound service #453. Durban to London, 14/6 arrival ds over stamp on front, PPC with superb B&W photo of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, franked 3d.
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Lot Number: 126

(Flying Boats) Laurenco Marques to London, Rotherham 21/6 arrival ds on front, inauguration of the imperial Airways Coastal Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails from L. Marques, carried all the way by Imperial Airways 'Canopus', IAW northbound service #455. Commercial Union cover with company logo embossed on flap, franked 1.75E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.42f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail, nice item

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Date: 1937, Jun 10
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Laurenco Marques to London, Rotherham 21/6 arrival ds on front, inauguration of the imperial Airways Coastal Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails from L. Marques, carried all the way by Imperial Airways 'Canopus', IAW northbound service #455. Commercial Union cover with company logo embossed on flap, franked 1.75E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.42f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail, nice item
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Lot Number: 118

(Flying Boats) RAF Flying Boat, Manila to Hong Kong, bs 16/2, cover franked 16c, fine strike black framed cachet, b/s, airmail cover. Image.

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Date: 1936, Feb 16
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: RAF Flying Boat, Manila to Hong Kong, bs 16/2, cover franked 16c, fine strike black framed cachet, b/s, airmail cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 127

(Flying Boats) Flown all the way by 'COURTIER' from Durban to Southampton, bs Reading, on IAW Africa northbound service DN1 which carried FIRST MAIL under E.A.M.S. from N.&S.Rhodesia & Nyasaland, and also mail from the WILSON AIRWAYS first Nairobi-Kisumu Shuttle Service (see Wingent p125). Airmail etiquette cover, franked 1 1/2d, large black flying boat cachet. SIGNED signed by Capt E.S.Alcock, commander of flying boat 'Courtier'. Also a newspaper cutting showing head and shoulders picture of Capt. Alcock. A super flying boat cover with lots of history and in fine condition.

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Date: 1937, Jul 1
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Flown all the way by 'COURTIER' from Durban to Southampton, bs Reading, on IAW Africa northbound service DN1 which carried FIRST MAIL under E.A.M.S. from N.&S.Rhodesia & Nyasaland, and also mail from the WILSON AIRWAYS first Nairobi-Kisumu Shuttle Service (see Wingent p125). Airmail etiquette cover, franked 1 1/2d, large black flying boat cachet. SIGNED signed by Capt E.S.Alcock, commander of flying boat 'Courtier'. Also a newspaper cutting showing head and shoulders picture of Capt. Alcock. A super flying boat cover with lots of history and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 141

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, TOURAN (VIETNAM) TO LE VESINET, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, posted 3/5, leaving Saigon bs 9/5, arriving Marseilles bs 22/5 and delivered Le Vesinet bs 23/5. Carried by  landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut and  CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille', a red/black etiquette, and a black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 60c/10g x2 air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial. Good routing.

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Date: 1932, May 3
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, TOURAN (VIETNAM) TO LE VESINET, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, posted 3/5, leaving Saigon bs 9/5, arriving Marseilles bs 22/5 and delivered Le Vesinet bs 23/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille', a red/black etiquette, and a black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 60c/10g x2 air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial. Good routing.
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Lot Number: 143

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 10/6 leaving Saigon 10/6 arriving Marseilles bs 19/6 and delivered Paris bs 20/6. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Printed 'Parfumiere Paul Prat' commercial cover, grey/black etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille-Paris', round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34, to testify correct franking for airmail letters (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 70c = 60c /10g air fee  + 6c/0-20g colonial + 4c overpaid.

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Date: 1932, Jun 10
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 10/6 leaving Saigon 10/6 arriving Marseilles bs 19/6 and delivered Paris bs 20/6. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Printed 'Parfumiere Paul Prat' commercial cover, grey/black etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille-Paris', round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34, to testify correct franking for airmail letters (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 70c = 60c /10g air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial + 4c overpaid.
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Lot Number: 144

(French Indochina) Central Indo-China to France, DALAT/ANNAM TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 22/6, via Saigon bs 24/6 arriving Marseilles bs 6/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover, grey/black etiquette, correctly franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee  + 6c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Jun 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Central Indo-China to France, DALAT/ANNAM TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 22/6, via Saigon bs 24/6 arriving Marseilles bs 6/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover, grey/black etiquette, correctly franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 142

(French Indochina) South East Indo-China to France, TRANGBANG/COCHINCHINA TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 4/5 via Saigon 6/5 cds, arriving Marseilles bs 15/5, and delivered Paris bs 17/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Attractive printed cream/yellow  'Cochinchine-France-Via Air-Orient company cover with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, red/black and  pale green/black airmail labels, and ms 'Saigon-Paris',  Correctly franked F1.30 for DOUBLE RATE 2x60c/10g air fee  + 10c/20-50g colonial.

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Date: 1932, May 6
Est. price: £45.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: South East Indo-China to France, TRANGBANG/COCHINCHINA TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 4/5 via Saigon 6/5 cds, arriving Marseilles bs 15/5, and delivered Paris bs 17/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Attractive printed cream/yellow 'Cochinchine-France-Via Air-Orient company cover with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, red/black and pale green/black airmail labels, and ms 'Saigon-Paris', Correctly franked F1.30 for DOUBLE RATE 2x60c/10g air fee + 10c/20-50g colonial.
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Lot Number: 140

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO HOUILLES, carried on the fortnightly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon bs 17/7, arriving Marseilles 26/7, and delivered Houilles bs 28/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union.  Plain commercial cover with a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters, also a red/black 'Par Avion/Saigon-Marseille/Via Air Orient' etiquette which, on arrival at Marseilles, was struck over with a black crossed bars hand stamp to mark the end of air transport.  Franked 66c, correctly RATED for 60c air fee + 6c colonial. A super cover with great routing. Small non invasive lower rh corner nibble, does not detract

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Date: 1931, Jul 16
Est. price: £45.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO HOUILLES, carried on the fortnightly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon bs 17/7, arriving Marseilles 26/7, and delivered Houilles bs 28/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain commercial cover with a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters, also a red/black 'Par Avion/Saigon-Marseille/Via Air Orient' etiquette which, on arrival at Marseilles, was struck over with a black crossed bars hand stamp to mark the end of air transport. Franked 66c, correctly RATED for 60c air fee + 6c colonial. A super cover with great routing. Small non invasive lower rh corner nibble, does not detract
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Lot Number: 139

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO MACON  LOIRE, carried on the fortnightly Air Orient service flight posted 18/1, left Saigon 19/1, arrived Marseilles 30/6 and delivered Macon bs 1/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Grey/orange 'Via Air Orient', grey green/black airmail etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille'. Franked 66c, correctly RATED for 60c air charge + 6c ordinary.

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Date: 1931, Jun 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO MACON LOIRE, carried on the fortnightly Air Orient service flight posted 18/1, left Saigon 19/1, arrived Marseilles 30/6 and delivered Macon bs 1/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and CAMS 53 flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Grey/orange 'Via Air Orient', grey green/black airmail etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille'. Franked 66c, correctly RATED for 60c air charge + 6c ordinary.
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Lot Number: 111

(Flying Boats) France to Indo-China, LYON TO SAIGON carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight originating Lyon 26/5, leaving Marseille 2/6 and arriving Saigon bs 12/6. CAMS 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIB planes between Karachi and Saigon. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union.  A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, also ms 'Par Avion' and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. DOUBLE RATED F12.50 (2x 60c air fee + 50c colonial). Attractive item.

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Date: 1932, May 25
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: France to Indo-China, LYON TO SAIGON carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight originating Lyon 26/5, leaving Marseille 2/6 and arriving Saigon bs 12/6. CAMS 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIB planes between Karachi and Saigon. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, also ms 'Par Avion' and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. DOUBLE RATED F12.50 (2x 60c air fee + 50c colonial). Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 113

(Flying Boats) France to Syria, COLMAR TO BEIRUT, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 24/6, leaving Marseille 29/6, arriving Beirut 30/5 and delivered bs 1.7. Carried by CAMS 53 FLYING BOAT  to Beirut. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, ms 'Via Marseille-Athens-Beyrouth'. Correctly franked F2.50/10g for air fee + 50c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Jun 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: France to Syria, COLMAR TO BEIRUT, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 24/6, leaving Marseille 29/6, arriving Beirut 30/5 and delivered bs 1.7. Carried by CAMS 53 FLYING BOAT to Beirut. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, ms 'Via Marseille-Athens-Beyrouth'. Correctly franked F2.50/10g for air fee + 50c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 112

(Flying Boats) TRIPLE RATED France to Indo-China to France, LYON TO SAIGON, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille on 23/6 and arriving Saigon (arrival cds but date unclear). Carried by FLYING BOAT  to Beirut, car/bus to Damascus, and landplane to Saigon. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, ms 'Par Avion', and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Franked F18.75, correctly TRIPLE RATED for 3x 6F/10g air fee + 75c/20-50g. Nice item.

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Date: 1932, Jun 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: TRIPLE RATED France to Indo-China to France, LYON TO SAIGON, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille on 23/6 and arriving Saigon (arrival cds but date unclear). Carried by FLYING BOAT to Beirut, car/bus to Damascus, and landplane to Saigon. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, ms 'Par Avion', and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Franked F18.75, correctly TRIPLE RATED for 3x 6F/10g air fee + 75c/20-50g. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 114

(Flying Boats) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO SAONE ET LOIRE, on the weekly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon 5/8 arriving Marseilles bs 16/8 and delivered 17/8. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and  flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Attractive blue/grey ' Via Saigon/Marseille' imprint etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Saigon, and a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters. Correctly RATED 36c for 30c/5g air fee (introduced 1/7/32) + 5c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Aug 9
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO SAONE ET LOIRE, on the weekly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon 5/8 arriving Marseilles bs 16/8 and delivered 17/8. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Attractive blue/grey ' Via Saigon/Marseille' imprint etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Saigon, and a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters. Correctly RATED 36c for 30c/5g air fee (introduced 1/7/32) + 5c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 110

(Flying Boats) Indo-China to France, VIETNAM TO MARSEILLE via SAIGON, originating Hai- Phong/Tonkin 26/3/31 cds and carried to Saigon bs 30/3 on the partly constructed  Trans-Indochina railway, hence the option of acceleration and the 'Service Accelere' label (see below). Then flown on the fortnightly Air Orient service leaving Saigon bs 3/4 and arriving Marseilles bs 12/4. CAMS FLYING BOATS were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIb planes between Karachi and Saigon. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover having a red/black airmail etiquette with black cross control mark applied by the Bureau de Saigon (used until 30/6/31) testifying the franking was correct. Also a red/black 'Service Accelere' label used from 1929 to April 1936 to permit acceleration of letters between Saigon and Hanoi over, as yet, un built sections of the Transindochinese railway. The duration of the journey was less than 3 days and the postal surcharge was 5 cents, but this was not always applied, see Picirilli p80. A Correctly RATED 66c (60c air charge + 6c colonial). A super cover with great routing.

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Date: 1931, Jan 26
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Indo-China to France, VIETNAM TO MARSEILLE via SAIGON, originating Hai- Phong/Tonkin 26/3/31 cds and carried to Saigon bs 30/3 on the partly constructed Trans-Indochina railway, hence the option of acceleration and the 'Service Accelere' label (see below). Then flown on the fortnightly Air Orient service leaving Saigon bs 3/4 and arriving Marseilles bs 12/4. CAMS FLYING BOATS were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIb planes between Karachi and Saigon. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover having a red/black airmail etiquette with black cross control mark applied by the Bureau de Saigon (used until 30/6/31) testifying the franking was correct. Also a red/black 'Service Accelere' label used from 1929 to April 1936 to permit acceleration of letters between Saigon and Hanoi over, as yet, un built sections of the Transindochinese railway. The duration of the journey was less than 3 days and the postal surcharge was 5 cents, but this was not always applied, see Picirilli p80. A Correctly RATED 66c (60c air charge + 6c colonial). A super cover with great routing.
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Lot Number: 267

(Recovered/Salvaged Mail) A crash at Beirut of the weekly Air Orient service flying boat 'Liban' on a France to Indonesia flight, VOSEGES to SAIGON, which left Marseille 10/8 cds. The salvaged mail was forwarded by KLM arriving Saigon 19/8 cds. Plain cover, stamps washed off, residual Voseges postmarks, date unclear, verso good strike black two line 'Lettre Parvenue Deteriore/Suite Accidente Courrier Avion' applied in Saigon. Ni 320813a.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged Mail

Description: A crash at Beirut of the weekly Air Orient service flying boat 'Liban' on a France to Indonesia flight, VOSEGES to SAIGON, which left Marseille 10/8 cds. The salvaged mail was forwarded by KLM arriving Saigon 19/8 cds. Plain cover, stamps washed off, residual Voseges postmarks, date unclear, verso good strike black two line 'Lettre Parvenue Deteriore/Suite Accidente Courrier Avion' applied in Saigon. Ni 320813a.
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Lot Number: 445

(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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