Lot Number: 439

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Ltd, stick on baggage label with original gum, c 1937,14x9cm, attractive red/white/pale blue/dark blue 'Speedbird' logo with 'Imperial Airways' text. Very fine.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Ltd, stick on baggage label with original gum, c 1937,14x9cm, attractive red/white/pale blue/dark blue 'Speedbird' logo with 'Imperial Airways' text. Very fine.
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Lot Number: 384

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Ltd receipt stamped IAW Air Terminus for postal order received, and covering letter on IAW black embossed headed note paper signed by E. Dolby (Air Mail Section) whose name oftern appears on IAW test letter. A nice memorabilia item. Image.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Ltd receipt stamped IAW Air Terminus for postal order received, and covering letter on IAW black embossed headed note paper signed by E. Dolby (Air Mail Section) whose name oftern appears on IAW test letter. A nice memorabilia item. Image.
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Lot Number: 382

(Ephemera) Compliments slip "With the Compliments of Imperial Airways (Far East) Limited Hong Kong/The Arcade, Peninsular Hotel", 9x14cm, c1935. Scarce.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Compliments slip "With the Compliments of Imperial Airways (Far East) Limited Hong Kong/The Arcade, Peninsular Hotel", 9x14cm, c1935. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 440

(Ephemera) London International Air Post Exhibition, souvenir exhibition vignettes set of 6 different colours showing an Imperial Airways airliner approaching London with the Tower Bridge in the foreground. Lightly mounted mint.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition, souvenir exhibition vignettes set of 6 different colours showing an Imperial Airways airliner approaching London with the Tower Bridge in the foreground. Lightly mounted mint.
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Lot Number: 370

(Zanzibar) F/F First Stage EAMS, Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, fine strike boxed "Post Office Zanzibar Empire Airmail Southbound First Flight Cover 3rd July 1937" cachet, no b/s, printed "Hamilton Gem Merchants" cover, Imperial Airways

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Date: 1937, Jul 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Zanzibar

Description: F/F First Stage EAMS, Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, fine strike boxed "Post Office Zanzibar Empire Airmail Southbound First Flight Cover 3rd July 1937" cachet, no b/s, printed "Hamilton Gem Merchants" cover, Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 280

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Germany, MOSHI to HAMBURG by  Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN137 leaving Moshi 20 October (bs) on Hannibal arriving on Hengist at Brindisi 27 October (b/s) where carriage by air was terminated and airmail etiquette cancelled by fine Brindisi framed black cross Jusqu'a, and on to Hamburg by rail. Nice printed 'Palm Court Hotel' cover franked 75c for air rate. 




At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with  Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris  and delivered to Liginiac  bs 19/10.

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Date: 1933, OCT 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Germany, MOSHI to HAMBURG by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN137 leaving Moshi 20 October (bs) on Hannibal arriving on Hengist at Brindisi 27 October (b/s) where carriage by air was terminated and airmail etiquette cancelled by fine Brindisi framed black cross Jusqu'a, and on to Hamburg by rail. Nice printed 'Palm Court Hotel' cover franked 75c for air rate. At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris and delivered to Liginiac bs 19/10.
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Lot Number: 286

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Sudan to Austia, JUBA to VIENNA, carried on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459 by Hadrian to Alexandria 22/5,  by Satyrus to Athens, bs 23/5, and on by rail (20 hours) to Vienna bs 24/5.
Printed Hotel Juba airmail etiquette cover franked 8.30pf. Good routing .

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Date: 1936, May 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Sudan to Austia, JUBA to VIENNA, carried on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459 by Hadrian to Alexandria 22/5, by Satyrus to Athens, bs 23/5, and on by rail (20 hours) to Vienna bs 24/5. Printed Hotel Juba airmail etiquette cover franked 8.30pf. Good routing .
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Lot Number: 331

(Sudan) SCARCE F/F Wadi Halfa to Mbeya 7/1/32, via Moshi 18/12 and Dar es Salaam 23/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 2P10ml, canc Sudan Air Mail/Wadi Halfa cds, black Halfa to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Flown as far as Moshi, then onward by surface, small mail.

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Date: 1931, Dec 12
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Sudan

Description: SCARCE F/F Wadi Halfa to Mbeya 7/1/32, via Moshi 18/12 and Dar es Salaam 23/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 2P10ml, canc Sudan Air Mail/Wadi Halfa cds, black Halfa to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Flown as far as Moshi, then onward by surface, small mail.
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Lot Number: 329

(Sudan) F/F Juba to Athens, bs 13/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black "Juba to London" cachet and violet Athens "plane" reception cachet on front, blue map cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Sudan

Description: F/F Juba to Athens, bs 13/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black "Juba to London" cachet and violet Athens "plane" reception cachet on front, blue map cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 328

(Sudan) Cover flown  F/F WadI Halfa to Mwanza, bs Kisumu 10/3, Roessler airmail cover franked 2p 10ml, black 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Cover flown F/F WadI Halfa to Mwanza, bs Kisumu 10/3, Roessler airmail cover franked 2p 10ml, black 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 330

(Sudan) First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.

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Date: 1931, Mar 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Sudan

Description: First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.
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Lot Number: 320

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Port Elizabeth, bs 22/12, via Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, plain cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways. Image.

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Date: 1931, Dec 18
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Port Elizabeth, bs 22/12, via Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, plain cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways. Image.
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Lot Number: 323

(Southern Rhodesia) First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Portuguese East Africa, Bulawayo to Tananarive b/s 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.

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Date: 1934, Aug 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Portuguese East Africa, Bulawayo to Tananarive b/s 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.
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Lot Number: 315

(South West Africa) F/F Windhoek to Kimberley 20/12, (SWA feeder link) then on to Cape Town, having connected with the IAW London-Cape Town Christmas experimental flight, reg cover, South West African/Imperial Airways. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. Image.

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Date: 1931, Dec 19
Est. price: £15.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: F/F Windhoek to Kimberley 20/12, (SWA feeder link) then on to Cape Town, having connected with the IAW London-Cape Town Christmas experimental flight, reg cover, South West African/Imperial Airways. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. Image.
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Lot Number: 317

(South West Africa) Windhoek to Bloemfontein, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2 pair SWA opts, canc small Windhoek Air Mail cds. This flight connected with the last through service by Imperial Airways to Cape Town from London. On April 1st this section was taken over by SA Airways, ref Stern flight 129.

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Date: 1936, Mar 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: Windhoek to Bloemfontein, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2 pair SWA opts, canc small Windhoek Air Mail cds. This flight connected with the last through service by Imperial Airways to Cape Town from London. On April 1st this section was taken over by SA Airways, ref Stern flight 129.
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Lot Number: 305

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but  forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 298

(Singapore) Singapore to Toronto, Canada, dark blue/white 'Canada National Railways' corner imprint cover franked 25c per 1/2oz UK & Empire rate, blue/white airmail etiquette cancelled red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, typed 'By Imperial Airways/Singapore-London'.

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Date: 1936, Nov 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to Toronto, Canada, dark blue/white 'Canada National Railways' corner imprint cover franked 25c per 1/2oz UK & Empire rate, blue/white airmail etiquette cancelled red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, typed 'By Imperial Airways/Singapore-London'.
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Lot Number: 294

(Singapore) Double rate Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London,  uncommon small red.blue speedbird souvenir cover with printed 'Imperial Airways/...............London/31-12-1933', franked 78c double rate verso.

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Date: 1933, Dec 29
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Double rate Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London, uncommon small red.blue speedbird souvenir cover with printed 'Imperial Airways/...............London/31-12-1933', franked 78c double rate verso.
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Lot Number: 288

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) RARE pre WWII airmail, St Helena to England, via South Africa, carried all the way by Cassiopia from Durban to Southampton 3/7 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459, oval registered Barnes 5/7 arrival ds, registered (label) cover franked 1/- for 2d Imperial, 3d registration, 6d air fee, and 1d excess?. This service carried the last surcharged mail from East Africa, N&S Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before introduction of Empire Airmail Scheme, see Wingent p123. Super item in fine condition, see scan.

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Date: 1937, May 19
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: RARE pre WWII airmail, St Helena to England, via South Africa, carried all the way by Cassiopia from Durban to Southampton 3/7 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459, oval registered Barnes 5/7 arrival ds, registered (label) cover franked 1/- for 2d Imperial, 3d registration, 6d air fee, and 1d excess?. This service carried the last surcharged mail from East Africa, N&S Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before introduction of Empire Airmail Scheme, see Wingent p123. Super item in fine condition, see scan.
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Lot Number: 290

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Iraq to Zanzibar, BAGHDAD to KARBALA, posted 22/10, carried Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 593 on 'Hannibal' which left Baghdad bs 23/10 arriving Alexandria bs 24/10, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS34 on 'Camilla' arriving Dar es Salaam 28/10.Printed cover franked 45mils. 3mm lh edge trim, see scan. First southbound service by 'Camilla'.  Arrived Alex two days late, see Wingent p134.

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Date: 1937, Oct 22
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Iraq to Zanzibar, BAGHDAD to KARBALA, posted 22/10, carried Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 593 on 'Hannibal' which left Baghdad bs 23/10 arriving Alexandria bs 24/10, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS34 on 'Camilla' arriving Dar es Salaam 28/10.Printed cover franked 45mils. 3mm lh edge trim, see scan. First southbound service by 'Camilla'. Arrived Alex two days late, see Wingent p134.
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Lot Number: 282

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Netherlands to South West Africa, AMSTERDAM to OMAURU, by KLM? to Cairo bs 10/2, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS154 via Khartoum on Hanno to Johannesburg on Amalthea 16/2. Transferred South West Africa Airways arriving Windhoek bs 18/2 and on to Omaruru bs 20/2. Printed commercial cover Franked G1.45.

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Date: 1934, Feb 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Netherlands to South West Africa, AMSTERDAM to OMAURU, by KLM? to Cairo bs 10/2, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS154 via Khartoum on Hanno to Johannesburg on Amalthea 16/2. Transferred South West Africa Airways arriving Windhoek bs 18/2 and on to Omaruru bs 20/2. Printed commercial cover Franked G1.45.
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Lot Number: 281

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Kenya To Denmark, NAIROBI TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 137 which left Nairobi 121/10 on Hannibal,  Athens 26/10 on Scipio for Brindisi bs 27/10. Then by train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 23/10 via the 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 ferry. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by ms black cross Jusqua applied at Brindisi, franked 75c for combined rate.

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Date: 1933, Oct 20
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Kenya To Denmark, NAIROBI TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 137 which left Nairobi 121/10 on Hannibal, Athens 26/10 on Scipio for Brindisi bs 27/10. Then by train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 23/10 via the 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 ferry. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by ms black cross Jusqua applied at Brindisi, franked 75c for combined rate.
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Lot Number: 277

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) MAURITIUS to FRANCE, bs Paris 3/6, via Nairobi bs 25/5 and Brindisi bs TPO 2/3. Registered label Messageries Maritimes cover franked 79c canc fine strikes 'Registered/1 MY 33/GPO Mauritius' oval ds, blue/black airmail etiquette annulled at Brindisi, fine red 'Bernardin De St Pierre' hs. Sailed from Mauritius on the Messageries Maritimes 'Bernardin-De-Saint-Pierre', arriving MOMBASA 24/5, then by Wilson AW (or ?train) to Nairobi 25/5, where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa northbound service AN116 for carriage on Andromeda to Entebbe, on Horsa to Cairo, and on Sylvanus to Brindisi. An original sepia PPC of 'Bernadine-De-Saint-Peirre' is included.  A superb exhibit item.

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Date: 1933, May 1
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: MAURITIUS to FRANCE, bs Paris 3/6, via Nairobi bs 25/5 and Brindisi bs TPO 2/3. Registered label Messageries Maritimes cover franked 79c canc fine strikes 'Registered/1 MY 33/GPO Mauritius' oval ds, blue/black airmail etiquette annulled at Brindisi, fine red 'Bernardin De St Pierre' hs. Sailed from Mauritius on the Messageries Maritimes 'Bernardin-De-Saint-Pierre', arriving MOMBASA 24/5, then by Wilson AW (or ?train) to Nairobi 25/5, where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa northbound service AN116 for carriage on Andromeda to Entebbe, on Horsa to Cairo, and on Sylvanus to Brindisi. An original sepia PPC of 'Bernadine-De-Saint-Peirre' is included. A superb exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 283

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) MAURITIUS to FRANCE, VACOAS to PARIS bs 28/3. airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 80c for the '80c' rate to Europe via South Africa canc Vacoas cds. Sailed 11/3 on the KPM steamship arriving Durban 19/3. On to Johannesburg by train where it was transferred on 20/3 to the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa northbound service AN222 16 for onward carriage on Artemis to Nairobi, Hanno to Alexandria and Scipio to Paris, arriving 28/3. KPM was a Dutch shipping company operating in the Netherlands East Indies, and African ports such as Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Zanzibar, Mombasa, and the Indian Ocean ports of Rיunion and Mauritius and Mahי. Super item.

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Date: 1935, Mar 11
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: MAURITIUS to FRANCE, VACOAS to PARIS bs 28/3. airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 80c for the '80c' rate to Europe via South Africa canc Vacoas cds. Sailed 11/3 on the KPM steamship arriving Durban 19/3. On to Johannesburg by train where it was transferred on 20/3 to the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa northbound service AN222 16 for onward carriage on Artemis to Nairobi, Hanno to Alexandria and Scipio to Paris, arriving 28/3. KPM was a Dutch shipping company operating in the Netherlands East Indies, and African ports such as Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Zanzibar, Mombasa, and the Indian Ocean ports of Rיunion and Mauritius and Mahי. Super item.
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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: 240

(Malta) First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then  Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jul 3
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Malta

Description: First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 238

(Madagascar) Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC b/s 19/10. Posted Tananarive  21/9 then by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot to Dar es Salaam bs 27/9, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 136, departed Juba 15/10 on Hadrian, arrived Bindisi on Scipio 18/10 (bs). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with  Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris  and delivered to Liginiac  bs 19/10. Plain cover, grey/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair,  Franked 5F50.  Super item, a scarce and complex itinerary, and  detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.

n Scipio on Scipio 21 September 1933: Madagascar to France by sea to Dar es Salaam  27 September (b/s). By AN136 which left 14 October on Andromeda(missed AN135, 7 October for unknown reasons), which arrived Brinidisi 18 October (b/s). Franked F2.50

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Date: 1933, Sep 21
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC b/s 19/10. Posted Tananarive 21/9 then by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot to Dar es Salaam bs 27/9, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 136, departed Juba 15/10 on Hadrian, arrived Bindisi on Scipio 18/10 (bs). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris and delivered to Liginiac bs 19/10. Plain cover, grey/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, Franked 5F50. Super item, a scarce and complex itinerary, and detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection. n Scipio on Scipio 21 September 1933: Madagascar to France by sea to Dar es Salaam 27 September (b/s). By AN136 which left 14 October on Andromeda(missed AN135, 7 October for unknown reasons), which arrived Brinidisi 18 October (b/s). Franked F2.50
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Lot Number: 237

(Kenya) Tanganyika Govt regular feeder service, first return flight, Mombasa to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, registered (label) airmail cover addressed to C.R.Cota, King's African Rifles, franked 65c, canc Mombasa cds, typed "Feeder Service/To The Imperial Airways" and "Fist Air Mail/Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Government Aeroplane", blue/white airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1931, Oct 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Tanganyika Govt regular feeder service, first return flight, Mombasa to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, registered (label) airmail cover addressed to C.R.Cota, King's African Rifles, franked 65c, canc Mombasa cds, typed "Feeder Service/To The Imperial Airways" and "Fist Air Mail/Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Government Aeroplane", blue/white airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 231

(Interruptions and Accidents) London To Entebbe, bs 28.5, HP42 HORSA DELAYED ONE DAY AT WADI HAIFA, cover datestamped London, 22 May 1934, carried on Imperial Airways flight AS 169 by Hengist to Brindisi 25/5, by Scipio to Wadi Halfa arriving 61/2 hours late at 17.15 on the 26th (operated from Alexandria by the HP42 Horsa). Due to "aircraft trouble" Horsa did not depart until 06.30 on the 27th arriving Entebbe 28/5. Uncommon embossed on flap 'The Field' cover, tied etiquette, franked 8d for 7d rate, 1d excess. See Wingent p59.

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Date: 1934, May 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: London To Entebbe, bs 28.5, HP42 HORSA DELAYED ONE DAY AT WADI HAIFA, cover datestamped London, 22 May 1934, carried on Imperial Airways flight AS 169 by Hengist to Brindisi 25/5, by Scipio to Wadi Halfa arriving 61/2 hours late at 17.15 on the 26th (operated from Alexandria by the HP42 Horsa). Due to "aircraft trouble" Horsa did not depart until 06.30 on the 27th arriving Entebbe 28/5. Uncommon embossed on flap 'The Field' cover, tied etiquette, franked 8d for 7d rate, 1d excess. See Wingent p59.
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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: 229

(Interruptions and Accidents) South Africa to Germany. By flight leaving 30 August,  Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN130 which arrived Athens 7 September. On by Lufthansa, delivered 9 September (firms chop). Franked 6d for air rate. DELAY. Service AN 130 delayed one day at Athens . It was flown by service AN 130, operated by the HP42 Horsa, which departed Khartoum 06.00 on 5 Sept. and arrived Cairo 6th where the service was taken over by the Short Kent Sylvanus which departed Alexandria to schedule on the 7th and should have arrived Brindisi the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown) and so did not reach Brindisi until the 8th.

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Date: 1933, Aug 29
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: South Africa to Germany. By flight leaving 30 August, Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN130 which arrived Athens 7 September. On by Lufthansa, delivered 9 September (firms chop). Franked 6d for air rate. DELAY. Service AN 130 delayed one day at Athens . It was flown by service AN 130, operated by the HP42 Horsa, which departed Khartoum 06.00 on 5 Sept. and arrived Cairo 6th where the service was taken over by the Short Kent Sylvanus which departed Alexandria to schedule on the 7th and should have arrived Brindisi the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown) and so did not reach Brindisi until the 8th.
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Lot Number: 228

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, DURBAN TO NEW YORK, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN79 left Jo'burg one day late on 8/9 and arrived London 19/9, and then on by sea to New York 28/9 (dated private arrival hs). A further day was lost at Beaufort West because of very bad weather but the City of Jodhpur had made up time when it arrived at Kisumu and thereafter, by only making a 'one night stop' (at Broken Hill) instead of the normal two (by overflying Salisbury and Mbeya), the schedule was regained and the cover arrived in London on schedule. Capt Wilson flew Jo'burg to Broken Hill then Capt Caspareuthus took over to Kisumu (ref 
The Cape Argus, date unknown). Corner cover RATED 2/6 (6d, 1/- x2), airmail 
etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London. One other cover is known.

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Date: 1932, Sep 16
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, DURBAN TO NEW YORK, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN79 left Jo'burg one day late on 8/9 and arrived London 19/9, and then on by sea to New York 28/9 (dated private arrival hs). A further day was lost at Beaufort West because of very bad weather but the City of Jodhpur had made up time when it arrived at Kisumu and thereafter, by only making a 'one night stop' (at Broken Hill) instead of the normal two (by overflying Salisbury and Mbeya), the schedule was regained and the cover arrived in London on schedule. Capt Wilson flew Jo'burg to Broken Hill then Capt Caspareuthus took over to Kisumu (ref The Cape Argus, date unknown). Corner cover RATED 2/6 (6d, 1/- x2), airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London. One other cover is known.
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Lot Number: 227

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Kenya To Northern Rhodesia, KISUMU TO BROKEN HILL, Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS49 departed Nairobi 13/2 two days late because the Brindisi flight departed one day late on 6/2 (reason unknown), and the ongoing flight by Short Calcutta 'City of Swanage'  suffered a mechanical breakdown causing an unscheduled overnight stop at Malakal thus causing the City of Coventry and the City of Baghdad to arrive two days late at Mbeya and at Broken Hill bs 14/1 respectively. Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 45c (15c, 30c). One other cover is known.

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Date: 1932, Feb 10
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, Kenya To Northern Rhodesia, KISUMU TO BROKEN HILL, Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS49 departed Nairobi 13/2 two days late because the Brindisi flight departed one day late on 6/2 (reason unknown), and the ongoing flight by Short Calcutta 'City of Swanage' suffered a mechanical breakdown causing an unscheduled overnight stop at Malakal thus causing the City of Coventry and the City of Baghdad to arrive two days late at Mbeya and at Broken Hill bs 14/1 respectively. Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 45c (15c, 30c). One other cover is known.
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Lot Number: 226

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Kenya To UK, JERICHO TO LONDON posted 17/8 then by surface to Kisumu to catch Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN25 ( 'City of Alexandria') leaving Kisumu 26/8 where mail was transferred to 'City of Glasgow', but engine trouble caused her to remain overnight at Atbara. She departed 29/8, one day late, but flew through to Cairo that day, omitting the overnight stop at Wadi Halfa, and thereby arrived Cairo on schedule on 29/8. The service was then further delayed awaiting the arrival of the India service IW125, which was running one day late. The African and Indian mail departed Alexandria on 31/8 and arrived Croydon one day late on 2/9 (see Post Office Daily List Tuesday, September 1, 1931). Also the first northbound Africa service by Satyrus. Two other covers are known.

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Date: 1931, Aug 26
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, Kenya To UK, JERICHO TO LONDON posted 17/8 then by surface to Kisumu to catch Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN25 ( 'City of Alexandria') leaving Kisumu 26/8 where mail was transferred to 'City of Glasgow', but engine trouble caused her to remain overnight at Atbara. She departed 29/8, one day late, but flew through to Cairo that day, omitting the overnight stop at Wadi Halfa, and thereby arrived Cairo on schedule on 29/8. The service was then further delayed awaiting the arrival of the India service IW125, which was running one day late. The African and Indian mail departed Alexandria on 31/8 and arrived Croydon one day late on 2/9 (see Post Office Daily List Tuesday, September 1, 1931). Also the first northbound Africa service by Satyrus. Two other covers are known.
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Lot Number: 225

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Kenya To France, NAIROBI TO SAINT MARS DE CUTAIS by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN20 which left Kisumu 22 July, arriving Athens 26 July (b/s), then on by surface, delivered 31 July Saint Mars de Cutais (b/s). Plain etiquette cover RATED 75c (5c, 10c,20c x3),  bears a rare Type 13 Kenya/Uganda instructional handstamp 'Air Fee Prepaid/To Europe' (Colley reports only ever having seen one, used in 1947, p65). Flight interrupted because the mail for Europe had to be sorted again in Athens as well as Alexandria. Thereafter, for all future flights, it was arranged that all correspondence for Europe would be in a direct mail for 
Athens. One other cover is known.

 


Athens.  A copy of an explanatory letter from PO included with this item. No
other mail is known.

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Date: 1931, Jul 20
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, Kenya To France, NAIROBI TO SAINT MARS DE CUTAIS by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN20 which left Kisumu 22 July, arriving Athens 26 July (b/s), then on by surface, delivered 31 July Saint Mars de Cutais (b/s). Plain etiquette cover RATED 75c (5c, 10c,20c x3), bears a rare Type 13 Kenya/Uganda instructional handstamp 'Air Fee Prepaid/To Europe' (Colley reports only ever having seen one, used in 1947, p65). Flight interrupted because the mail for Europe had to be sorted again in Athens as well as Alexandria. Thereafter, for all future flights, it was arranged that all correspondence for Europe would be in a direct mail for Athens. One other cover is known. Athens. A copy of an explanatory letter from PO included with this item. No other mail is known.
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Lot Number: 214

(India) F/F Imperial Airways/ Indian Trans-Continental Airways GB to India, London to Calcutta, bs Cooinoor 10/7, uncommon destination.

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Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £18.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Imperial Airways/ Indian Trans-Continental Airways GB to India, London to Calcutta, bs Cooinoor 10/7, uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 218

(India) Lahore to Karachi, bs 5/12, leg of Indian National Airways F/F new weekly service between Lahore and Karachi where it connected with the Imperial Airways flight to and from London (IW.296 and IE.297), franked 2a, canc boxed 'Lahore-Karachi'/First Airmail' cachet. Intermediate halts were at Multan and Sukkur, the latter to connect with the mail train from Quetta (ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, and Wingent P, 1999).

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Date: 1934, Dec 04
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: Lahore to Karachi, bs 5/12, leg of Indian National Airways F/F new weekly service between Lahore and Karachi where it connected with the Imperial Airways flight to and from London (IW.296 and IE.297), franked 2a, canc boxed 'Lahore-Karachi'/First Airmail' cachet. Intermediate halts were at Multan and Sukkur, the latter to connect with the mail train from Quetta (ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, and Wingent P, 1999).
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Lot Number: 207

(Greece) Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Salisbury, bs 31/1, Sprinbok souvenir cover franked 16Dr, canc Athens 23 1 32 dispatch cds, special violet 'winged' Athens-Salisbury 235G Godden flight cachet, violet framed 'airmail' hs.

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Date: 1932, Jan 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Greece

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Salisbury, bs 31/1, Sprinbok souvenir cover franked 16Dr, canc Athens 23 1 32 dispatch cds, special violet 'winged' Athens-Salisbury 235G Godden flight cachet, violet framed 'airmail' hs.
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Lot Number: 201

(Germany) High 6x air rate, Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Hamburg 29/6 cds, arrived Athens 30/6 cds via Berlin 30/6 cds. Then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA southbound service AS 122 which left the same day on 'Horsa' arriving Nairobi 4/7 on 'Atlanta' via Cairo 1/7. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Dar Es Sxalaam 5/7 cds. Commercial corner cover FRANKED RM 1.40 for 25pf UPU plus 6x air fees at 1.20, 5pf deficit. High rate, great routing, ex Proud.

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Date: 1933, Jun 29
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Germany

Description: High 6x air rate, Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Hamburg 29/6 cds, arrived Athens 30/6 cds via Berlin 30/6 cds. Then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA southbound service AS 122 which left the same day on 'Horsa' arriving Nairobi 4/7 on 'Atlanta' via Cairo 1/7. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Dar Es Sxalaam 5/7 cds. Commercial corner cover FRANKED RM 1.40 for 25pf UPU plus 6x air fees at 1.20, 5pf deficit. High rate, great routing, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 160

(GB External) Imperial Airways test flight London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, no arrival ds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted  etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.

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Date: 1932, Oct 1
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways test flight London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, no arrival ds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 163

(GB External) LONDON TO WADI HALFA, bs 24/11, first acceptance of mail for Sudan, at the new 3d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter to Wyndham franked 3d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, and Satyrus to Wadi Halfa. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Scarce item, difficult to find.

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: LONDON TO WADI HALFA, bs 24/11, first acceptance of mail for Sudan, at the new 3d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter to Wyndham franked 3d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, and Satyrus to Wadi Halfa. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Scarce item, difficult to find.
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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: 171

(GB External) F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Feb 20
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Second Stage EAMS, London to Amman, Trans Jordan, bs 27/2, red "Mails India" map cachet, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 173

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, black boxed 'Empire Air mail Scheme/Stage 3/ 1 1/2d Half Ounce' cachet, rated 1 1/2d.

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

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, black boxed 'Empire Air mail Scheme/Stage 3/ 1 1/2d Half Ounce' cachet, rated 1 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 159

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc 30 Sep 32 cds, bs 7/10, This cover is a special printing intended for use by IAW staff and it is believed that only c14  were flown. Ordinary covers are rated 120pts by Newall.

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Date: 1932, Oct 01
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc 30 Sep 32 cds, bs 7/10, This cover is a special printing intended for use by IAW staff and it is believed that only c14 were flown. Ordinary covers are rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 174

(GB External) F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to New Guinea, bs Salamau 10/8, via Townsville, Aust. 8/8, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First Flight/to/New Guinea/at/1 1/2d Rate", plain cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 161

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways London to Allahabad, b/s 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, black boxed flight cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir cover, franked GV 2d and 6d.

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Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways London to Allahabad, b/s 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, black boxed flight cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir cover, franked GV 2d and 6d.
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Lot Number: 176

(GB External) F/F IAW London to New York, bs 6/8, franked 1/3d, SCARCE PAN AM SOUVENIR COVER celebrating
the British Imperial Airways  first flight. Closed 1cm top edge nick, see scan. Does not detract, see scan.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F IAW London to New York, bs 6/8, franked 1/3d, SCARCE PAN AM SOUVENIR COVER celebrating the British Imperial Airways first flight. Closed 1cm top edge nick, see scan. Does not detract, see scan.
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