Lot Number: 192

(GB External) F/F North Atlantic Service, Southampton to Montreal, b/s(7/8), official cover, Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease, see scan.

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Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £6.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F North Atlantic Service, Southampton to Montreal, b/s(7/8), official cover, Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 420

(Singapore) Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Brisbane, carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, red/white/blue kangaroo souvenir vignette and imperforate airmail etiquette, flown Athena to Darwin and Hippomenes to Brisbane.

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Date: 1934, Dec 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Brisbane, carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, red/white/blue kangaroo souvenir vignette and imperforate airmail etiquette, flown Athena to Darwin and Hippomenes to Brisbane.
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Lot Number: 423

(Singapore) Scarce 1st  twice weekly Singapore-Calcutta-Croydon service, Singapore to UK,  IAW Victoria Station arrival ds on front,  test cover with image of 'Heracles' in lower lh corner addressed to Imperial Airways Ltd, Victoria Station, London, franked 25c Silver Jubilee. IAW Aurora to Calcutta, Helena to Alexandria, Satyrus to Brindisi and Heracles to Croydon.

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Date: 1935, Oct 3
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Scarce 1st twice weekly Singapore-Calcutta-Croydon service, Singapore to UK, IAW Victoria Station arrival ds on front, test cover with image of 'Heracles' in lower lh corner addressed to Imperial Airways Ltd, Victoria Station, London, franked 25c Silver Jubilee. IAW Aurora to Calcutta, Helena to Alexandria, Satyrus to Brindisi and Heracles to Croydon.
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Lot Number: 172

(GB External) F/F London to Bangkok, b/s 18/12, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked KGV 10d, 1d. Small corner flap tear verso, see scan.

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Date: 1933, Dec 09
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Bangkok, b/s 18/12, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked KGV 10d, 1d. Small corner flap tear verso, see scan.
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Lot Number: 166

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F 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, 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: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F 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, 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: 313

(Interruptions and Accidents) India to Tanganyika, BOMBAY to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Karachi 14/11 on Imperial Airways westbound service IW293 arriving Cairo bs 16/11 where it transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS194 one day late because flying boat Sylvanus was delayed at Athens by headwinds. Printed commercial cover datestamped Bombay 12/11, backstamped Cairo 16/11 and Dar es Salaam 21/11.The AS194 Brindisi-Cairo section was scheduled to be flown in one day, but after Sylvanus arrived at Athens her departure was delayed by headwinds until next morning. The service continued to run one day late until departure from Salisbury on 22/11. The cover was off-loaded at Kisumu on the 20th and was then flown to Dar es Salaam the next day by Wilson Airways' Coastal Service. A truly rare three airline item with fantastic routing, refs Wingent ,and ex the Ted Proud 
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Date: 1934, Nov 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: India to Tanganyika, BOMBAY to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Karachi 14/11 on Imperial Airways westbound service IW293 arriving Cairo bs 16/11 where it transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS194 one day late because flying boat Sylvanus was delayed at Athens by headwinds. Printed commercial cover datestamped Bombay 12/11, backstamped Cairo 16/11 and Dar es Salaam 21/11.The AS194 Brindisi-Cairo section was scheduled to be flown in one day, but after Sylvanus arrived at Athens her departure was delayed by headwinds until next morning. The service continued to run one day late until departure from Salisbury on 22/11. The cover was off-loaded at Kisumu on the 20th and was then flown to Dar es Salaam the next day by Wilson Airways' Coastal Service. A truly rare three airline item with fantastic routing, refs Wingent ,and ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 397

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) BRUSSELS TO DAR ES SALAAM, carried by Imperial Airways southbound service AS173 via Paris bs 20/6, by 'Sylvanus' to Khartoum and 'Helena' to Nairobi arriving 25/6, then by Wilson Airways to Dar es Salaam bs 26/6, etiquette cover, typed 'Par Avion Imperial Airways/Via Nairobi',  franked 10.75F. Nice routing.

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Date: 1934, Jun 19
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: BRUSSELS TO DAR ES SALAAM, carried by Imperial Airways southbound service AS173 via Paris bs 20/6, by 'Sylvanus' to Khartoum and 'Helena' to Nairobi arriving 25/6, then by Wilson Airways to Dar es Salaam bs 26/6, etiquette cover, typed 'Par Avion Imperial Airways/Via Nairobi', franked 10.75F. Nice routing.
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Lot Number: 190

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

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

Description: UK to South West Africa, LONDON to WINDHOEK, by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS188 which left Southampton 15/4 and arrived Durban 20/4, and OAT by S.A.A. to Windhoek bs 25/4. High Commission of South Africa cover, logo on flap, good strike High Commission of South Africa h/s on front, franked 6d for air rate.
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Lot Number: 407

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

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

Description: South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN170 which left Durban 12/2 (Caledonia) arriving Athens bs 16/2 where it transferred to Polish airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 18/2 Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Nice item, good routing.
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Lot Number: 406

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Uganda to Sweden, KAMPALA to GOTHENBURG. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN168 Canopus which left  Port Bell 7/2, arriving Brindisi Transito bs 9/2, and on by rail via Bologna Tranero TPO bs 10/2 to Gothenburg 13/2. (private ds). Registered (label) cover franked 1.05 for 30c registration and 75 air rate. Great routing.

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Date: 1939, Feb 5
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Uganda to Sweden, KAMPALA to GOTHENBURG. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN168 Canopus which left Port Bell 7/2, arriving Brindisi Transito bs 9/2, and on by rail via Bologna Tranero TPO bs 10/2 to Gothenburg 13/2. (private ds). Registered (label) cover franked 1.05 for 30c registration and 75 air rate. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 405

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Airmail Saudi Arabia to South Africa, MEDINA to DURBAN. Likely c800 miles (4 days) by sea from Yanbu to Port Taufiq bs 9.15am 13/12, then 200 miles by rail to Alexandria bs 7.30pm 13/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound all-flying boat service DS153 on 'Cameron' which departed one day late on 17/12 and arrived Durban one day late on 20/12. Imperial Airways imprint etiquette cover and winged logo cover, pink/black Arabic/French text rated RARE by Mair, sealed with narrow white strip along lh edge, franked 1934 5g x5, and 1/2g, and 1938 1/8g canc Medina cds, date illegible. Ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1938, Dec 10
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail Saudi Arabia to South Africa, MEDINA to DURBAN. Likely c800 miles (4 days) by sea from Yanbu to Port Taufiq bs 9.15am 13/12, then 200 miles by rail to Alexandria bs 7.30pm 13/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound all-flying boat service DS153 on 'Cameron' which departed one day late on 17/12 and arrived Durban one day late on 20/12. Imperial Airways imprint etiquette cover and winged logo cover, pink/black Arabic/French text rated RARE by Mair, sealed with narrow white strip along lh edge, franked 1934 5g x5, and 1/2g, and 1938 1/8g canc Medina cds, date illegible. Ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 485

(Sudan) 1 July 1938: Sudan to Cyprus, KHARTOUM to NICOSIA. By Imperial Airways once weekly northbound Kisumu Terminal Service KN53 Clio which flew to Cairo bs 2/7, then by sea (375 miles) to Nicosia bs 7/7. Attractive trilingual blue/white etiquette cover franked 30 mil for air rate, block of six 5mm /2 1/2P opt's, all with missing second 'm' in 'milliemmes'. Interesting!

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Date: 1938, Jul 1
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Sudan

Description: 1 July 1938: Sudan to Cyprus, KHARTOUM to NICOSIA. By Imperial Airways once weekly northbound Kisumu Terminal Service KN53 Clio which flew to Cairo bs 2/7, then by sea (375 miles) to Nicosia bs 7/7. Attractive trilingual blue/white etiquette cover franked 30 mil for air rate, block of six 5mm /2 1/2P opt's, all with missing second 'm' in 'milliemmes'. Interesting!
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Lot Number: 404

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

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

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to CAIRO. By sea to UK, then by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS101 ?Corsair? leaving Southampton 15/6, arriving Alexandria 16/6, delivered Cairo 17/6 (ms). Airmail cover, Par Avion etiquette ms 'From London', franked 17cts for 5c UPU and double air fee of 12c.
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Lot Number: 403

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Czechoslovakia, USUNGU to BILINA. By road (600 miles) to Dar es Salam, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN86 (Ceres) which left Dar es Salaam 25/4 April, arrived Athens bs 28/4, and on by rail/air to destination. Plain cover, ms 'Air Mail', Greek currency mark, franked 150c. Uncommon origin/destination combination.

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Date: 1938, Apr 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Czechoslovakia, USUNGU to BILINA. By road (600 miles) to Dar es Salam, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN86 (Ceres) which left Dar es Salaam 25/4 April, arrived Athens bs 28/4, and on by rail/air to destination. Plain cover, ms 'Air Mail', Greek currency mark, franked 150c. Uncommon origin/destination combination.
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Lot Number: 402

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

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

Description: AMSTERDAM to ZANZIBAR. By KLM to Alexandria bs 18/3, where transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS75 (Castor) arriving Dar es Salaam/Mombasa 17/3. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Zanzibar 21/3. Bilingual etiquette cover, typed 'Via A'dam-Alexandrie/Alexandrie-Durban', franked G1.25.
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Lot Number: 399

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Airmail Switzerland to Uganda. ORIENZ TO FORT PORTAL (311 kilometres by road from Kampala), carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS176 which left Brindisi 13 July on Satyrus, arrived Kampala 16 July (b/s) on Horsa and was delivered at Port Portal on 19 July (b/s). Franked Fr1.00. Uncommon origin and destination and  good routing. Non invasive closed flap tear verso, does not detract, see scan. Ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1934, Jul 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail Switzerland to Uganda. ORIENZ TO FORT PORTAL (311 kilometres by road from Kampala), carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS176 which left Brindisi 13 July on Satyrus, arrived Kampala 16 July (b/s) on Horsa and was delivered at Port Portal on 19 July (b/s). Franked Fr1.00. Uncommon origin and destination and good routing. Non invasive closed flap tear verso, does not detract, see scan. Ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 398

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) France to Madagascar, AGEN to TAMATAVE, by the Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS174 which left Paris 27/7 and was carried by train to Brindisi 29/7 via Marseille Gare Avion bs 27/6 then flown by Hadrian and then Amalthea to Broken Hill bs 4/7 where it was offloaded. But the local link to Madagascar had not started, so it was carried by surface to Salisbury bs 8/78 July and on to Durban bs 14/7. Finally on by sea, arriving Tamatave bs 26/7. Imprint etiquette cover, also green blue/black etiquette tied by Salisbury cds, FRANKED F2.50 for 50c Colonial and a F2 air fee. (by air to Egypt only!). An exceptionally scarce item with superb routing marks. An absolute gem, ex the Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1934, Jun 27
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France to Madagascar, AGEN to TAMATAVE, by the Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS174 which left Paris 27/7 and was carried by train to Brindisi 29/7 via Marseille Gare Avion bs 27/6 then flown by Hadrian and then Amalthea to Broken Hill bs 4/7 where it was offloaded. But the local link to Madagascar had not started, so it was carried by surface to Salisbury bs 8/78 July and on to Durban bs 14/7. Finally on by sea, arriving Tamatave bs 26/7. Imprint etiquette cover, also green blue/black etiquette tied by Salisbury cds, FRANKED F2.50 for 50c Colonial and a F2 air fee. (by air to Egypt only!). An exceptionally scarce item with superb routing marks. An absolute gem, ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 455

(South Africa) S Africa to USA, DURBAN to NEW YORK, by Union Airways to Johannesburg, departing on 22/8 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN181 and carried, in succession, by Artemis, Hadrian, Scipio, Sylvanus and finally Heracles, arriving London 30/8 where the grey blue/black airmail etiquette was cancelled by a red London double bar Jusqua hs. On by sea , delivered 8/9 private dated receiver. Plain cover, typed 'Per Imperial Airways', RATED 11d. Ex Proud collection.

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Date: 1934, Aug 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: S Africa to USA, DURBAN to NEW YORK, by Union Airways to Johannesburg, departing on 22/8 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN181 and carried, in succession, by Artemis, Hadrian, Scipio, Sylvanus and finally Heracles, arriving London 30/8 where the grey blue/black airmail etiquette was cancelled by a red London double bar Jusqua hs. On by sea , delivered 8/9 private dated receiver. Plain cover, typed 'Per Imperial Airways', RATED 11d. Ex Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 454

(South Africa) S Africa to USA, PRETORIA to NEW YORK, by Union Airways to Johannesburg, departing on 20/6 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN172 and carried, in succession, by Artemis, Atlanta, Hanno, Sylvanus, Satyrus and finally Heracles, arriving London 28/6 where the grey blue/black airmail etiquette was cancelled by a red London double bar Jusqua hs. On by sea, delivered 7/7 private dated receiver. Plain cover, typed 'Air Mail', RATED 1/3d. Ex Proud collection.

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Date: 1934, Jun 19
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: S Africa to USA, PRETORIA to NEW YORK, by Union Airways to Johannesburg, departing on 20/6 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN172 and carried, in succession, by Artemis, Atlanta, Hanno, Sylvanus, Satyrus and finally Heracles, arriving London 28/6 where the grey blue/black airmail etiquette was cancelled by a red London double bar Jusqua hs. On by sea, delivered 7/7 private dated receiver. Plain cover, typed 'Air Mail', RATED 1/3d. Ex Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 393

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC. Posted Tananarive 22/8 cds then carried by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 25/8 cds, then by the Messageries Maritmes paquebot 'Chantilly' to Dar es Salaam bs 29/8, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN130 plane  'Sylvanus' which left Nairobi 2/9 arriving Brindisi one day late bs 8/9. She should have arrived 7/9 but made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown, see Wingent p47). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with a violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqua. Then on by train to Paris 10/9, and delivered to Liginiac bs 13/9. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. Small non invasive stain verso, does not detract, see scan. An aerophilatelist's dream - a delayed flight, a scarce and complex itinerary, and  detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1933, Aug 22
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC. Posted Tananarive 22/8 cds then carried by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 25/8 cds, then by the Messageries Maritmes paquebot 'Chantilly' to Dar es Salaam bs 29/8, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN130 plane 'Sylvanus' which left Nairobi 2/9 arriving Brindisi one day late bs 8/9. She should have arrived 7/9 but made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown, see Wingent p47). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with a violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqua. Then on by train to Paris 10/9, and delivered to Liginiac bs 13/9. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. Small non invasive stain verso, does not detract, see scan. An aerophilatelist's dream - a delayed flight, a scarce and complex itinerary, and detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 396

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to French Congo, ANTSIRANA to BRAZZAVILLE. Posted Antsirana 28/3 cds then carried by 90 miles by train to Tananarive bs 28/3, then 380 miles by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 5/4 cds, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot 'General Netzinger' to Dar es Salaam bs 9/4, then by WILSON AIRWAYS to Nairobi where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa southbound service AS 162 (Hadrian) which left Nairobi 10/4 for Broken Hill bs 12/4 via Dodoma bs 11/4. Then transferred to the AERO CLUB DU KATANGA service to Elizabethville bs 13/4, where offloaded and on by rail/river to Port Franqui, then likely SABENA internal service to Leopoldville bs 25/4, delivered Brazzaville bs 25/4. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, ms 'Par Avion' correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. An aerophilatelist's dream - an early airmail carried over land, sea and river, and by air involving three (possibly four) airlines; a scarce and complex itinerary; and  detailed route
 marks. Ex the late Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1934, Mar 28
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to French Congo, ANTSIRANA to BRAZZAVILLE. Posted Antsirana 28/3 cds then carried by 90 miles by train to Tananarive bs 28/3, then 380 miles by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 5/4 cds, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot 'General Netzinger' to Dar es Salaam bs 9/4, then by WILSON AIRWAYS to Nairobi where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa southbound service AS 162 (Hadrian) which left Nairobi 10/4 for Broken Hill bs 12/4 via Dodoma bs 11/4. Then transferred to the AERO CLUB DU KATANGA service to Elizabethville bs 13/4, where offloaded and on by rail/river to Port Franqui, then likely SABENA internal service to Leopoldville bs 25/4, delivered Brazzaville bs 25/4. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, ms 'Par Avion' correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. An aerophilatelist's dream - an early airmail carried over land, sea and river, and by air involving three (possibly four) airlines; a scarce and complex itinerary; and detailed route marks. Ex the late Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 394

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Denmark to Tanganyika, COPENHAGEN to DAR es SALAAM. By DLH to Berlin bs 18/1, then train to Vienna, then DLH to Athens bs 19/1 where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS151 which left 19/1 (Helena) arriving Nairobi 24/1 (Amalthea) where transferred to Wilson Airways for same day delivery to Dar es Salaam bs 24/1. Etiquette cover franked 1K 16 ore. Minor non invasive top edge defect, see scan.Good routing.

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Date: 1934, Jan 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Denmark to Tanganyika, COPENHAGEN to DAR es SALAAM. By DLH to Berlin bs 18/1, then train to Vienna, then DLH to Athens bs 19/1 where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS151 which left 19/1 (Helena) arriving Nairobi 24/1 (Amalthea) where transferred to Wilson Airways for same day delivery to Dar es Salaam bs 24/1. Etiquette cover franked 1K 16 ore. Minor non invasive top edge defect, see scan.Good routing.
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Lot Number: 312

(Interruptions and Accidents) Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120  'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.

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Date: 1933, Jun 15
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120 'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.
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Lot Number: 391

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

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

Description: Interrupted flight, South West Africa to Germany,WINDHOEK TO HAMBURG, flown to Kimberley by SWAA, then by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN103 which left Kimberley on C.Basra which arrived at Nairobi on 27/2 2 days late, then made up one day in Horsa to Kampala, then on flying boat Satyrus to Alexandria 2/3, flying boat Sylvanus arriving one day late at Brindisi 4/3. Reason for 2 DAY DELAY at Nairobi unknown. Then by train to Hamburg bs 6/3. airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/- for air rate. SATYRUS returned to normal operation of Mediterranean section of route after flying north via this service, see Wingent p38.
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Lot Number: 311

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

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

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.
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Lot Number: 310

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 2/1/33 transit cds. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS92. Cover posted Vienna 30/12/32, departed Athens 4/12 on Sylvanus flying boat via service AS92 at 07.20 on 4 Dec. and arrived Jo'burg. 4 hours late on the 10th. The service departed Brindisi one day late due to bad weather and was further delayed at Mirabella, resulting in arrival at Cairo being two days late. There, further delay was caused by the need to re-sort the European mails which resulted in a letter of complaint from I.A. to the G.P.O., London, (a copy is included in this lot ). Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.90 for 50dr ordinary and  S2.40 double air fee. Scarce item, hard to find.

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Date: 1932, Dec 30
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 2/1/33 transit cds. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS92. Cover posted Vienna 30/12/32, departed Athens 4/12 on Sylvanus flying boat via service AS92 at 07.20 on 4 Dec. and arrived Jo'burg. 4 hours late on the 10th. The service departed Brindisi one day late due to bad weather and was further delayed at Mirabella, resulting in arrival at Cairo being two days late. There, further delay was caused by the need to re-sort the European mails which resulted in a letter of complaint from I.A. to the G.P.O., London, (a copy is included in this lot ). Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.90 for 50dr ordinary and S2.40 double air fee. Scarce item, hard to find.
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Lot Number: 381

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

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

Description: Egypt to Sudan, ALEXANDRIA TO KHARTOUM, Imperial Airways African service AS95, departed Alexandria 24/12 on Sylvanus flying boat , arriving Khartoum bs 26/12 on C.Swanage flying boat. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 20mils.
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Lot Number: 390

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

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

Description: Accelerated service South West Africa to Germany, WINDHOEK TO BERLIN, carried on South West African Airways (SWAA) to KImberley, then by Imperial Airways African service AN93 which left Kimberley 14/12 on C.Delhi, arriving Kisumu 17/12, Khartoum 18/12 on C.Khartoum flying boat, Cairo 20/12 on C.Glasgow and Brindisi 22/12 on Scipio flying boat. Then on by surface to Berlin bs 24/12.The service operated one day early in order to arrive in UK in time for delivery of the Christmas mail. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/2d (1/- air +2d ordinary).
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Lot Number: 376

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) India to Egypt, KARACHI TO ALEXANDRIA, carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways India service IW1 from Karachi to Croydon. Arrived one day early at Baghdad 8/4 and then made an unscheduled call at Cairo on 9/4. Airmail etiquette cover posted Karachi 3/4, bs Alexandria 9/4, black double ring 'By/Air' hs, RATED 6 annas.

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Date: 1929, Apr 7
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: India to Egypt, KARACHI TO ALEXANDRIA, carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways India service IW1 from Karachi to Croydon. Arrived one day early at Baghdad 8/4 and then made an unscheduled call at Cairo on 9/4. Airmail etiquette cover posted Karachi 3/4, bs Alexandria 9/4, black double ring 'By/Air' hs, RATED 6 annas.
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Lot Number: 392

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) A scarce double first flight commercial cover India to Kenya, CALCUTTA TO NAIROBI, on the Imperial Airways first westbound service after the extension of the route from Karachi to Calcutta (IW223). Carried on Arethusa to Karachi 12/7, then on Hanno to Cairo 14/7 (* Jul 33 cds). Transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS124 for carriage, on Horsa, to Nairobi bs 18/7 . From Cairo service AS124 carried mail for Africa flown by the first Calcutta-Karachi extension of the Indian route. Plain cover postmarked Calcutta 8/7, bs's Cairo and Nairobi cds's, and black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/First Airmail/11 Jly 33' cachet, RATED 1anna 3p x4 + 1/2anna.

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Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: A scarce double first flight commercial cover India to Kenya, CALCUTTA TO NAIROBI, on the Imperial Airways first westbound service after the extension of the route from Karachi to Calcutta (IW223). Carried on Arethusa to Karachi 12/7, then on Hanno to Cairo 14/7 (* Jul 33 cds). Transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS124 for carriage, on Horsa, to Nairobi bs 18/7 . From Cairo service AS124 carried mail for Africa flown by the first Calcutta-Karachi extension of the Indian route. Plain cover postmarked Calcutta 8/7, bs's Cairo and Nairobi cds's, and black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/First Airmail/11 Jly 33' cachet, RATED 1anna 3p x4 + 1/2anna.
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Lot Number: 309

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

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

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, CAPE TOWN TO NEW YORK by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN90 which left CapeTown 23/11 on C.Karachi arriving Croydon 4/12, then by sea to New York, 14/12 private dated receiver. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, RATED 1/3. The City of Stonehaven flying boat, having departed Juba to schedule on 28/11 should have arrived at Khartoum the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Kosti (reason unknown) and did not reach Khartoum until the following morning. Here the service was taken over by the AW Argosy City of Arundel, arriving at Wadi Halfa on 30/11 and on to Cairo 30/11. Thereafter Scipio continued the service to schedule.
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Lot Number: 389

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) SOUTH AFRICA TO LIECHTENSTEIN, CAPE TOWN TO SCHAN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound Service AN88 which left Cape Town 9/11 on C.Baghdad arriving Brindisi 18/11 on Scipio flying boat, via Cairo on C.Coventry. From Brindisi by rail to Schaan, Liechtenstein 21/11 arrival ds. RATED 1/- (4d x3).

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Date: 1932, Nov 8
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: SOUTH AFRICA TO LIECHTENSTEIN, CAPE TOWN TO SCHAN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound Service AN88 which left Cape Town 9/11 on C.Baghdad arriving Brindisi 18/11 on Scipio flying boat, via Cairo on C.Coventry. From Brindisi by rail to Schaan, Liechtenstein 21/11 arrival ds. RATED 1/- (4d x3).
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Lot Number: 388

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) POLAND TO ETHIOPIA, WARSAW TO ADDIS ABABA. Departed Warsaw Airport (Warszawa 19 Port Lotincz/7.X.32) for Paris where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa India eastbound service IE185 which left Paris 8/10 arriving Galilee 11/10, then transferring to rail ds 'T.P.O Haifa-Rafa12 Oct 1932', arriving Port Said ds 13/10, then by sea to Djibouti and on by rail to Addis Ababa, 23/10  arrival date stamp. Registered (hs) cover, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Haifa' and a Polish 'Samolotem' (plane) hand stamp, and verso the remnants of a wax seal. RATED 7.50GR (ordinary postage was 50gr for the first 20 grams & 30gr for each additional, and registration was 60gr. We do not know the air fee.  The service IE185 was also the first to carry mail to connect with Tata & Sons first Karachi-Madras feeder service, flown 15&16 October. A cover in fine condition with truly rare routing, good research documentation and great provenance, which might be almost impossible to find again.

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Date: 1932, Oct 7
Est. price: £425.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: POLAND TO ETHIOPIA, WARSAW TO ADDIS ABABA. Departed Warsaw Airport (Warszawa 19 Port Lotincz/7.X.32) for Paris where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa India eastbound service IE185 which left Paris 8/10 arriving Galilee 11/10, then transferring to rail ds 'T.P.O Haifa-Rafa12 Oct 1932', arriving Port Said ds 13/10, then by sea to Djibouti and on by rail to Addis Ababa, 23/10 arrival date stamp. Registered (hs) cover, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Haifa' and a Polish 'Samolotem' (plane) hand stamp, and verso the remnants of a wax seal. RATED 7.50GR (ordinary postage was 50gr for the first 20 grams & 30gr for each additional, and registration was 60gr. We do not know the air fee. The service IE185 was also the first to carry mail to connect with Tata & Sons first Karachi-Madras feeder service, flown 15&16 October. A cover in fine condition with truly rare routing, good research documentation and great provenance, which might be almost impossible to find again.
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Lot Number: 387

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

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

Description: South West Africa To Germany, OMARU TO GMUND. Posted Omaru 4/10 cds, then carried by South West African Airways (SWAA) via Windhoek ds 6/10 to Kimberley ds 11/10 where it transferred to the Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN84 which left Kimberley 12/10 and arrived London 23/10, via Juba 17/10 on C.Delhi, Khartoum on C.Alexandria flying boat, Alexandria on C.Glasg, and Brindisi on Sylvanus flying boat, and OAT to Berlin 24/10, delivered 25 Gmund ds 25/. Plain cover RATED 1/-. SWAA was the first commercial air service in South West Africa. It operated from 1930 until 1935, when it was taken over by South African Airways (SAA).
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Lot Number: 386

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

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

Description: Delayed flight, FRANCE, PARIS TO ZANZIBAR. Joined Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS79 which left Brindisi 2/9 on Scipio flying boat, Wadi Halfa 5/9 on C.Coventry, Khartoum 6/9 on C. Alexandria flying boat after a delay of 24 hrs (reason unknown), and arrived Nairobi 8/9 via Malakal 7/9. Transferred to the Wilson Airways Nairobi-Mombasa-Tanga-Zanzibar service arriving the same day at Zanzibar 8/9 BS. Commercial corner cover ms 'Par Avion' RATED F13.50 canc Paris cds, tied grey blue/airmail etiquette and ms 'Par Avion'. A delayed/interrupted flight with scarce routing, good research documentation, great provenance, and in fine condition. A rare exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 307

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

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

Description: Interrupted flight, UK to South Africa, LONDON TO CAPE TOWN, by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS69 which left London 22/6, arrived Cape Town one day late on 4/6 , and delivered Cape Tech College 5/7 (college chop hs). Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/-. Carried Scipio flying boat to Cairo, C.Arundel to Khartoum, C.Stonehenge to Mbeya via Malakal (one day late, cause unknown) and C. Cape Town/C.Jodhpur to Cape Town, arriving one day late.
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Lot Number: 385

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Denmark To South West Africa, COPENHAGEN TO OMARURU, flown by DDL/DLH to Athens via Hamburg transit ds 19/7, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service AS73, which left Athens 23/7, then by C.Alex from Cairo to Kisumu, then C.Cape Town to Johannesburg arriving 31/7, then OAT by South West African Airways Windhoek arrival ds 1/8. Commercial cover, fine strike red 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Hamburg' arrival hs, ms 'par avion via Cairo' 1 RATED K3.40.

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Date: 1932, Jul 19
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Denmark To South West Africa, COPENHAGEN TO OMARURU, flown by DDL/DLH to Athens via Hamburg transit ds 19/7, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service AS73, which left Athens 23/7, then by C.Alex from Cairo to Kisumu, then C.Cape Town to Johannesburg arriving 31/7, then OAT by South West African Airways Windhoek arrival ds 1/8. Commercial cover, fine strike red 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Hamburg' arrival hs, ms 'par avion via Cairo' 1 RATED K3.40.
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Lot Number: 383

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Commercial airmail,  South Africa to Germany, PRETORIA TO HAMBURG, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #66 which left 9 June and arrived Athens 16 June, on by DLH air to Berlin 17 June (b/s), plain cover franked 1/3 d, ms 'Air Post', nice strike red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert./Luftposampt/Berlin C2' receiver. The RATE was 1/-, so over franked by 3d.

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Date: 1932, Jun 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial airmail, South Africa to Germany, PRETORIA TO HAMBURG, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #66 which left 9 June and arrived Athens 16 June, on by DLH air to Berlin 17 June (b/s), plain cover franked 1/3 d, ms 'Air Post', nice strike red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert./Luftposampt/Berlin C2' receiver. The RATE was 1/-, so over franked by 3d.
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Lot Number: 306

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

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

Description: Commercial airmail, double interrupted flight KENYA TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, NAIROBI TO BROKEN HILL Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service #54 ?City of Baghdad? which left Nairobi two days late on ds 18/3 arriving late at Broken Hill bs 20/3. At Brindisi the 'Satyrus' flying boat departure had been delayed for one day (reason unknown), and the 'City of Arundel' was delayed one day at Aswan due to engine trouble. RATED 45cts.
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Lot Number: 305

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight of the first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO SOUTH AFRICA, LONDON TO BLOEMFONTEIN, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1 January. Mail then transferred to 'City of Karachi' arriving Johannesburg b/s 1/2 two days late. Plain cover RATED 1/-.

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Date: 1932, Jan 19
Est. price: £44.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted flight of the first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO SOUTH AFRICA, LONDON TO BLOEMFONTEIN, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1 January. Mail then transferred to 'City of Karachi' arriving Johannesburg b/s 1/2 two days late. Plain cover RATED 1/-.
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Lot Number: 382

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Delayed flight, first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, LONDON TO BROKEN HILL, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1. The mail was forwarded by a Rhodesian Aviation Puss Moth, which arrived at Broken Hill bs 30/1. RATED 9d. Flight DELAYED BY 2 DAYS. See Wingent 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.

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Date: 1932, Jan 13
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Delayed flight, first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, LONDON TO BROKEN HILL, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1. The mail was forwarded by a Rhodesian Aviation Puss Moth, which arrived at Broken Hill bs 30/1. RATED 9d. Flight DELAYED BY 2 DAYS. See Wingent 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.
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Lot Number: 380

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Commercial airmail, Kenya To South Africa. NAIROBI TO CAPE TOWN by Imperial Airways Africa Southbound special Christmas service to South Africa #41  which left Nairobi 17 December and arrived Cape Town b/s 22/12 via Johannesburg b/s 21/12. RATED 55c. This service was extended experimentally to Cape Town in order to position and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of the regular service, which commenced in January 1932

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Date: 1931, Dec 16
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial airmail, Kenya To South Africa. NAIROBI TO CAPE TOWN by Imperial Airways Africa Southbound special Christmas service to South Africa #41 which left Nairobi 17 December and arrived Cape Town b/s 22/12 via Johannesburg b/s 21/12. RATED 55c. This service was extended experimentally to Cape Town in order to position and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of the regular service, which commenced in January 1932
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Lot Number: 162

(GB External) Commercial airmail carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways Africa south bound service AS1, London to Kampala, Uganda bs 9/3, and on to uncommon destination Fort Portal 12/3, plain cover, correctly rated 7d and posted on the first day of the new postage rate combining the air fee and ordinary postage

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Date: 1931, Feb 25
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Commercial airmail carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways Africa south bound service AS1, London to Kampala, Uganda bs 9/3, and on to uncommon destination Fort Portal 12/3, plain cover, correctly rated 7d and posted on the first day of the new postage rate combining the air fee and ordinary postage
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Lot Number: 50

(Australia) Scarcer double rated airmail cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney to Singapore, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/6d (2x  1/2oz rate of 9d, see Wingent p130). Forwarded to Liverpool, UK, by surface.

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Date: 1934, Dec 3
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarcer double rated airmail cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney to Singapore, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/6d (2x 1/2oz rate of 9d, see Wingent p130). Forwarded to Liverpool, UK, by surface.
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Lot Number: 39

(Australia) Return FIRST experimental flight England-Australia, Darwin to London, bs Kensington 14/5. plain cover, franked 2/-, Qantas/Imperial Airways

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Date: 1931, Apr 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return FIRST experimental flight England-Australia, Darwin to London, bs Kensington 14/5. plain cover, franked 2/-, Qantas/Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 46

(Australia) Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Sydney to London, correctly rated 1/11d, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1934, Apr 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Sydney to London, correctly rated 1/11d, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 38

(Australia) Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Queensland to London, correctly rated 1/11d,  SG 121, 122, 123 x3 (two verso) , no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Apr 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Queensland to London, correctly rated 1/11d, SG 121, 122, 123 x3 (two verso) , no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 185

(GB External) Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, typed  "First Flight/to/Cook Islands/at/1 1/2d Rate"

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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, typed "First Flight/to/Cook Islands/at/1 1/2d Rate"
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Lot Number: 324

(Kenya) Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Oct 22
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 495

(Tanganyika) Dar es Salaam to England, 2/2 pencil arrival notation verso, carried on last Tanganyika Government  flight Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, then by Imperial Airways flight  AN46 from Kisumu to London, commercial cover correctly rated 85c (20c feeder service and 65 Kisumu to UK), violet oval 'Feeder Servce' and framed 'By Air Mail' hs's, seee Wingent's Africa handbook..

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Date: 1932, Jan 22
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Dar es Salaam to England, 2/2 pencil arrival notation verso, carried on last Tanganyika Government flight Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, then by Imperial Airways flight AN46 from Kisumu to London, commercial cover correctly rated 85c (20c feeder service and 65 Kisumu to UK), violet oval 'Feeder Servce' and framed 'By Air Mail' hs's, seee Wingent's Africa handbook..
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