Lot Number: 576

(Aviation Postal History) Imperial Airways vignette, 'Send your letters by airmail to Africa and India' 

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Imperial Airways vignette, 'Send your letters by airmail to Africa and India' 
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Lot Number: 577

(Aviation Postal History) Imperial Airways, large baggage label, 14x8cm.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Imperial Airways, large baggage label, 14x8cm.
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Lot Number: 493

(Aviation Postal History) Imperial Airways, B&W photocard showing early biplane on tarmac with legend"Linge Imperial - Service Paris-London", used.

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Date: Airlines
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Imperial Airways, B&W photocard showing early biplane on tarmac with legend"Linge Imperial - Service Paris-London", used.
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Lot Number: 550

(Aviation Postal History) Imperial Airways/BOAC Short Empire Flying Boat 'CassiopG-ADUX on the 'Cassiopeia' on the water. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Imperial Airways/BOAC Short Empire Flying Boat 'CassiopG-ADUX on the 'Cassiopeia' on the water. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 549

(Aviation Postal History) Imperial Airways Short S23 Empire Flying Boat, G-AETY, 'Clio'. Converted to a military role for coastal reconnaissance by RAF, crashed.
 Isle of Islay Aug 1941.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Imperial Airways Short S23 Empire Flying Boat, G-AETY, 'Clio'. Converted to a military role for coastal reconnaissance by RAF, crashed. Isle of Islay Aug 1941.
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Lot Number: 548

(Aviation Postal History) Imperial Airways Short S.23 "C" Class flying boat "Cameronian" (G-AEUE) on the water, serviced the Empire Routes. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Imperial Airways Short S.23 "C" Class flying boat "Cameronian" (G-AEUE) on the water, serviced the Empire Routes. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 546

(Aviation Postal History) Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short S-30 flying boat 'Champion', serviced the Empire routes, original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short S-30 flying boat 'Champion', serviced the Empire routes, original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 544

(Aviation Postal History) Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short Mayo Composite, Mercury. Upper Machine, original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short Mayo Composite, Mercury. Upper Machine, original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 543

(Aviation Postal History) Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short Mayo Composite, Mercury. Lower machine, original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short Mayo Composite, Mercury. Lower machine, original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 542

(Aviation Postal History) Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short Mayo Composite, Mercury + Maia. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short Mayo Composite, Mercury + Maia. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 545

(Aviation Postal History) Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short S-30 'Australia', G-AFCZ, TEAL c1937/BOAC c1940. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short S-30 'Australia', G-AFCZ, TEAL c1937/BOAC c1940. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 539

(Aviation Postal History) Flying Boat Imperial Airways C Class 'Clyde', Trans-Atlantic route and refuelling services. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Flying Boat Imperial Airways C Class 'Clyde', Trans-Atlantic route and refuelling services. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 541

(Aviation Postal History) Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short Empire 'Challenger', G-ADVD, crashed din Mozambique harbour 1939. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Flying Boat Imperial Airways Short Empire 'Challenger', G-ADVD, crashed din Mozambique harbour 1939. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 540

(Aviation Postal History) Flying Boat Imperial Airways 'Cambria', 1937 Trans-Atlantic survey flight, Asia, Australia routes. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.

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Date: Plane
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Flying Boat Imperial Airways 'Cambria', 1937 Trans-Atlantic survey flight, Asia, Australia routes. Original B&W photograph, 10x15cm.
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Lot Number: 445

(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: 442

(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: 443

(Sudan) F/F Khartoum to London, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, violet Khartoum -London biplane cachet, official blue map cover franked 2P 10ml., Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease.

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Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Sudan

Description: F/F Khartoum to London, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, violet Khartoum -London biplane cachet, official blue map cover franked 2P 10ml., Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 441

(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: 444

(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: 434

(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: 427

(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: 429

(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: 412

(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: 402

(Singapore) Imperial Airways/Qantas, signed F/F Singapore to Perth, bs 21/12, a fine and cover carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, etiquette cover, ms '1st Air Mail/Singapore-Australia/16.12.34',  signed verso by V. Gory Wilson, Imperial Airways chief pilot based at Singapore.

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Date: 1934, Dec 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, signed F/F Singapore to Perth, bs 21/12, a fine and cover carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, etiquette cover, ms '1st Air Mail/Singapore-Australia/16.12.34', signed verso by V. Gory Wilson, Imperial Airways chief pilot based at Singapore.
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Lot Number: 401

(Singapore) Singapore to London, 30/10 arrival ds on front, imprint etiquette cover franked Straits 40c, ms 'Via Imperial Airways, carried on Imperial Airways Far Eastern service #290 by Arethusa to Johdpur, Hanno to Sharjah, Satyrus to Brindisi and heracles to London.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to London, 30/10 arrival ds on front, imprint etiquette cover franked Straits 40c, ms 'Via Imperial Airways, carried on Imperial Airways Far Eastern service #290 by Arethusa to Johdpur, Hanno to Sharjah, Satyrus to Brindisi and heracles to London.
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Lot Number: 400

(Singapore) Singapore to London, 30/10 arrival ds on front, imprint etiquette cover franked Straits 43c, ms 'Imperial Airways, carried on Imperial Airways Far Eastern service #261 by Aurora to Calcutta, Hannibal tocairo, Sylvanus to Athens and Horatius to London. Addressed to Air Vice Marshal Sir Norman Duckworth Kerr MacEwen, CB, CMG, DSO (1881 - 1953)

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Date: 1934, Apr 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to London, 30/10 arrival ds on front, imprint etiquette cover franked Straits 43c, ms 'Imperial Airways, carried on Imperial Airways Far Eastern service #261 by Aurora to Calcutta, Hannibal tocairo, Sylvanus to Athens and Horatius to London. Addressed to Air Vice Marshal Sir Norman Duckworth Kerr MacEwen, CB, CMG, DSO (1881 - 1953)
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Lot Number: 403

(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: 393

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) 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/Unusual Routing

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: 395

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) 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/Unusual Routing

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: 390

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) 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/Unusual Routing

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: 389

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) 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/Unusual Routing

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: 388

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) 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/Unusual Routing

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: 381

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) 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: £45.00
Category: Scarce/Unusual Routing

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: 391

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) 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: £25.00
Category: Scarce/Unusual Routing

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: 368

(Recovered/Salvaged Mail) SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc  'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged Mail

Description: SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc 'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 367

(Recovered Interrupted Mail) Imperial Airways England-Australia "Athena" accident, etiquette airmail cover England to Sydney, Australia, franked 1/3d, charred edges, with printed form on GPO, Sydney headed notepaper, from J.S.Duncan, Deputy Director, Posts and Telegraphs, Sydney, dated 8th October "I regret that this article addressed to you was damaged when the airliner 'Athena' was destroyed by fire at Delhi, India", This latter date is incorrect (Type J), and was later corrected (Type K), Nierink and Sanford # 360929.

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Date: 1936, Sep 23
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Imperial Airways England-Australia "Athena" accident, etiquette airmail cover England to Sydney, Australia, franked 1/3d, charred edges, with printed form on GPO, Sydney headed notepaper, from J.S.Duncan, Deputy Director, Posts and Telegraphs, Sydney, dated 8th October "I regret that this article addressed to you was damaged when the airliner 'Athena' was destroyed by fire at Delhi, India", This latter date is incorrect (Type J), and was later corrected (Type K), Nierink and Sanford # 360929.
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Lot Number: 339

(Nigeria) West African Feeder Service , F/F Lagos-Kaduna, bs, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: West African Feeder Service , F/F Lagos-Kaduna, bs, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 338

(Nigeria) West African Feeder Service , F/F Kano-Kaduna, bs, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: West African Feeder Service , F/F Kano-Kaduna, bs, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 342

(Nigeria) West African Feeder Service , F/F Lagos-Kano, bs, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1936, Oct 29
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: West African Feeder Service , F/F Lagos-Kano, bs, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 340

(Nigeria) West African Feeder Service , F/F Oshogbo-Minna, bs, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: West African Feeder Service , F/F Oshogbo-Minna, bs, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 341

(Nigeria) West African Feeder Service extended from Lagos, F/F Minna-Kano, bs, carried on the inaugural Kano-Lagos extension, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: West African Feeder Service extended from Lagos, F/F Minna-Kano, bs, carried on the inaugural Kano-Lagos extension, attractive Philatelic magazine cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 326

(New Zealand) New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2,  Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.

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Date: 1935, Jan 23
Est. price: £10.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2, Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.
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Lot Number: 301

(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: £60.00
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: 298

(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: 292

(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: 289

(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: £40.00
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: 288

(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: £60.00
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: 287

(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: 286

(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: 263

(India) Return First Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Delhi, special red boxed "First Flight/Australia-England/Delivery/Delhi 4-5-31" arrival cachet on front, red/buff/blue "First Experimental Flight/By Imperial Airways" Kapur souvenir cover, franked 3a, Imperial Airways. Small mail - only 123 were flown from Calcutta to Delhi.

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Date: 1931, May 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: India

Description: Return First Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Delhi, special red boxed "First Flight/Australia-England/Delivery/Delhi 4-5-31" arrival cachet on front, red/buff/blue "First Experimental Flight/By Imperial Airways" Kapur souvenir cover, franked 3a, Imperial Airways. Small mail - only 123 were flown from Calcutta to Delhi.
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