Lot Number: 384

(Ephemera) Rare Imperial Airways luggage label, and airmail etiquette. Ex Alex Newall personal collection.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Rare Imperial Airways luggage label, and airmail etiquette. Ex Alex Newall personal collection.
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Lot Number: 358

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways De Haviland 50J, reg G-EBFO, landing on the Thames at Westminster, c1928, original B&W photograh, 14x9cm. Image.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways De Haviland 50J, reg G-EBFO, landing on the Thames at Westminster, c1928, original B&W photograh, 14x9cm. Image.
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Lot Number: 383

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, five different multicoloured vignettes, 1930's.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, five different multicoloured vignettes, 1930's.
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Lot Number: 360

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways flying boat 'Cambria', operating long range flights to the Far East and Australia. B&W photograph c 1934, from an original negative showing the plane's name and registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.

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

Description: Imperial Airways flying boat 'Cambria', operating long range flights to the Far East and Australia. B&W photograph c 1934, from an original negative showing the plane's name and registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.
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Lot Number: 359

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways DH.86B Dragon Express Dorado', operating the Australia - Far Eastern service, c1937. B&W photograph from an original negative clearly showing the plane's registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.

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

Description: Imperial Airways DH.86B Dragon Express Dorado', operating the Australia - Far Eastern service, c1937. B&W photograph from an original negative clearly showing the plane's registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.
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Lot Number: 357

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways airliner 'Syrinx' on the tarmac with passengers boarding at Croydon Airport, large black and white photo card 17x11cm,  unused.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways airliner 'Syrinx' on the tarmac with passengers boarding at Croydon Airport, large black and white photo card 17x11cm, unused.
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Lot Number: 285

(Tanganyika) Tanganyika to Germany, BUKOBA to HANNOVER,  by Imperial Airways' AFRICAN service AN116 which left Entebbe 28/5 on 'Horsa' , Alexandria 1/6 on 'Sylvanus', arriving Brindisi 2/6 cds, transferred to  DLH Athens-Berlin service. Plain cover, airmail etiquette cancelled by black 'Annullato' hs applied at Brindisi,  FRANKED 75cts.

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Date: 1933, May 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Tanganyika to Germany, BUKOBA to HANNOVER, by Imperial Airways' AFRICAN service AN116 which left Entebbe 28/5 on 'Horsa' , Alexandria 1/6 on 'Sylvanus', arriving Brindisi 2/6 cds, transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service. Plain cover, airmail etiquette cancelled by black 'Annullato' hs applied at Brindisi, FRANKED 75cts.
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Lot Number: 284

(Tanganyika) Tanganyika to South Africa, DAR ES SALAAM to CAPE TOWN,  400km by road/rail to Dodoma 24/5 transit cds where transferred to Imperial Airways AFRICAN service AS 116 (Artemis) arriving Capetown 27 May (b/s). Union Castle Line cover with red/white/blue embossed logo FRANKED 55c for rate introduced 1.3.1932. Neat, attractive item.

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Date: 1933, May 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Tanganyika to South Africa, DAR ES SALAAM to CAPE TOWN, 400km by road/rail to Dodoma 24/5 transit cds where transferred to Imperial Airways AFRICAN service AS 116 (Artemis) arriving Capetown 27 May (b/s). Union Castle Line cover with red/white/blue embossed logo FRANKED 55c for rate introduced 1.3.1932. Neat, attractive item.
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Lot Number: 280

(Sudan) FIRST SERVICE TO FLY THE CAIRO to ALEXANDRIA LINK, Khartoum to England, on the IAW NORTHBOUND service AN 101. Carried over the link by C.Glasgow, by Satyrus to Athens, and to London by Horatius, bs Sunbury 20/2, Registered (label) cover franked 40ml Air Mail opt's, canc oval registered 13 Feb 33 Khartoum ds. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. A great item for the exhibit.

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Date: 1933, Feb 13
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Sudan

Description: FIRST SERVICE TO FLY THE CAIRO to ALEXANDRIA LINK, Khartoum to England, on the IAW NORTHBOUND service AN 101. Carried over the link by C.Glasgow, by Satyrus to Athens, and to London by Horatius, bs Sunbury 20/2, Registered (label) cover franked 40ml Air Mail opt's, canc oval registered 13 Feb 33 Khartoum ds. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. A great item for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 281

(Sudan) OMDURMAN to ATABARA, 30/4 arrival ds on front, first IAW northbound African service (#AN 112) by 'Amalthea' and the first Armstrong Whitworth Atlanta landplane to operate through Juba. 10ml PSE with additional 25ml. Uncommon internal flight. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1933, Apr 29
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Sudan

Description: OMDURMAN to ATABARA, 30/4 arrival ds on front, first IAW northbound African service (#AN 112) by 'Amalthea' and the first Armstrong Whitworth Atlanta landplane to operate through Juba. 10ml PSE with additional 25ml. Uncommon internal flight. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 275

(South Africa) SOUTH AFRICA to NEW ZEALAND, JOANNESBURG to CARTERTON, BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service DN 112 which left Jo'burg  24 July and arrived on 'Corsair' at Alexandria 27 July, then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Sydney Eastbound SE1 which left Alexandria 29/7 and carried on 'Capella' all the way to Sydney 6/8, and on by sea to Carterton, delivered 18/8 cds.Plain cover FRANKED 1 1/2d. SERVICE DN 112 carried the first African mail to Alexandria for Eastern destinations under the third stage of the EAMS. SERVICE SE1 carried the first mail to Australia, NZ, and British territories in SW Pacific under Stage 3
 of EAMS. Super double EAMS first flight cover and a sophisticated item for the exhibit, ex Ted Proud archive..

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Date: 1938, Jul 22
Est. price: £100.00
Category: South Africa

Description: SOUTH AFRICA to NEW ZEALAND, JOANNESBURG to CARTERTON, BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service DN 112 which left Jo'burg 24 July and arrived on 'Corsair' at Alexandria 27 July, then transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Sydney Eastbound SE1 which left Alexandria 29/7 and carried on 'Capella' all the way to Sydney 6/8, and on by sea to Carterton, delivered 18/8 cds.Plain cover FRANKED 1 1/2d. SERVICE DN 112 carried the first African mail to Alexandria for Eastern destinations under the third stage of the EAMS. SERVICE SE1 carried the first mail to Australia, NZ, and British territories in SW Pacific under Stage 3 of EAMS. Super double EAMS first flight cover and a sophisticated item for the exhibit, ex Ted Proud archive..
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Lot Number: 273

(South Africa) South Africa to Ireland, DOORNFONTEIN TO RATH MAONAS, DUBLIN, 6/2 arrival ds on front, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service AN 99 which departed Cape Town 25/1 on 'Helena' to Alexandria on 'Scipio', arriving Croydon 5/2 on 'Horatius'. Registered 4d PSE with additional 1/-, RATED 1/- for double air fee, and 4d registration. Mail carried by Helena returning from a curtesy visit. It was the first time an HP42 had operated south of Kisumu, ref Wingent p36. Some light crumpling, see scan.

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Date: 1933, Jan 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: South Africa to Ireland, DOORNFONTEIN TO RATH MAONAS, DUBLIN, 6/2 arrival ds on front, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service AN 99 which departed Cape Town 25/1 on 'Helena' to Alexandria on 'Scipio', arriving Croydon 5/2 on 'Horatius'. Registered 4d PSE with additional 1/-, RATED 1/- for double air fee, and 4d registration. Mail carried by Helena returning from a curtesy visit. It was the first time an HP42 had operated south of Kisumu, ref Wingent p36. Some light crumpling, see scan.
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Lot Number: 272

(South Africa) Interrupted flight KImberley to Moshi, bs 7/2, 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: £15.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight KImberley to Moshi, bs 7/2, 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: 264

(Singapore) Singapore to London, Imperial Airways duplicate service, franked 50c (16 x 1c and 17 x2c)

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Date: 1936, Feb 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to London, Imperial Airways duplicate service, franked 50c (16 x 1c and 17 x2c)
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Lot Number: 263

(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 'leaving RAF aerodrome, Seletav, Singapore on Sunday 16,12,34',  signed by V. Gory Wilson, Imperial Airways chief pilot based at Singapore.

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Date: 1934, Dec 14
Est. price: £70.00
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 'leaving RAF aerodrome, Seletav, Singapore on Sunday 16,12,34', signed by V. Gory Wilson, Imperial Airways chief pilot based at Singapore.
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Lot Number: 260

(Singapore) Imperial Airways/ITCA, F/F Singapore to London, bs 11/1/34, plain cover, franked 43c Straits Settlement stamps canc Singapore cds, correctly rated 8c postage and 35c air fee, canc Singapore 31 De 1933. IW 248, see Wingent  p112.

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Date: 1933, Dec 29
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA, F/F Singapore to London, bs 11/1/34, plain cover, franked 43c Straits Settlement stamps canc Singapore cds, correctly rated 8c postage and 35c air fee, canc Singapore 31 De 1933. IW 248, see Wingent p112.
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Lot Number: 256

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) RARE Imperial Airways and/Athens-Warsaw three airline cover, Egypt to Romania, CAIRO to BUCHAREST, bs 4/6, carried first on IAW northbound service AN 242 by Hannibal to Alexandria then by Satyrus to Athens, bs 4/6; then ? inaugural TRANSFER to airline SHCA (Sociיtי Hellenique des Communications Aיriennes)  for carriage to Salonica, then TRANSFERRED again to the Polish airline LOT for carriage to Bucharest, arriving 5/6. Anhoury corner cover, franked 42 mls Egyptain stamps, canc 'Cairo/....ovement    Etranger/3 Jun 35' cds, fine strike red framed 'First Flight/June 4th 1935/ by/Imperial Airways and/Athens-Warsaw Air Line/Egypt-Bulgaria-Roumania & Poland'. Returned, arriving Cairo 20/6. Unlisted and not seen by us before!.

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Date: 1935, Jun 4
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: RARE Imperial Airways and/Athens-Warsaw three airline cover, Egypt to Romania, CAIRO to BUCHAREST, bs 4/6, carried first on IAW northbound service AN 242 by Hannibal to Alexandria then by Satyrus to Athens, bs 4/6; then ? inaugural TRANSFER to airline SHCA (Sociיtי Hellenique des Communications Aיriennes) for carriage to Salonica, then TRANSFERRED again to the Polish airline LOT for carriage to Bucharest, arriving 5/6. Anhoury corner cover, franked 42 mls Egyptain stamps, canc 'Cairo/....ovement Etranger/3 Jun 35' cds, fine strike red framed 'First Flight/June 4th 1935/ by/Imperial Airways and/Athens-Warsaw Air Line/Egypt-Bulgaria-Roumania & Poland'. Returned, arriving Cairo 20/6. Unlisted and not seen by us before!.
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Lot Number: 257

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Austria to Egypt, VIENNA to ALEXANDRIA, bs 2/5. By DLH to Athens where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa FIRST ACCELERATED southbound service AS 444 on flying boat Cassiopeia arriving Alexandria 2/5. Attractive pale blue PSE with dark blue border all round (not picked up in scan), franked 80G1K 16 ore. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. .Difficult to find.

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Date: 1937, Apr 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Austria to Egypt, VIENNA to ALEXANDRIA, bs 2/5. By DLH to Athens where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa FIRST ACCELERATED southbound service AS 444 on flying boat Cassiopeia arriving Alexandria 2/5. Attractive pale blue PSE with dark blue border all round (not picked up in scan), franked 80G1K 16 ore. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. .Difficult to find.
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Lot Number: 247

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) A SIGNIFICANT ITEM, London to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, via Nairobi 17/8, PC correctly rated 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76, by flying boat Scipio from Brindisi to W.Halfa, C.Arundel to Khartoum, and C.Stonehaven to Nairobi. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at reduced air mail rate AND the first mail to connect with Wilson Airways first Nairobi-Dar Coastal Feeder Service. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Great item for the exhibit.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: A SIGNIFICANT ITEM, London to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, via Nairobi 17/8, PC correctly rated 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76, by flying boat Scipio from Brindisi to W.Halfa, C.Arundel to Khartoum, and C.Stonehaven to Nairobi. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at reduced air mail rate AND the first mail to connect with Wilson Airways first Nairobi-Dar Coastal Feeder Service. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Great item for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 246

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) A SIGNIFICANT ITEM, London to Nairobi, bs 17/8, PC franked 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76 by flying boat Scipio to W.Halfa, C.Arundel to Khartoum, and C.Stonehaven to Nairobi. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at reduced air mail rate AND the first mail to connect with Wilson Airways first Nairobi-Dar Coastal Feeder Service. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: A SIGNIFICANT ITEM, London to Nairobi, bs 17/8, PC franked 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76 by flying boat Scipio to W.Halfa, C.Arundel to Khartoum, and C.Stonehaven to Nairobi. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at reduced air mail rate AND the first mail to connect with Wilson Airways first Nairobi-Dar Coastal Feeder Service. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 254

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Rare commercial airmail  PALESTINE TO INDIA, JERUSALEM TO RAMNA, by Palestine Railway to Gaza, then by Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 234 which left Gaza 20/9 on Satyrus,  arriving Karachi 22/9 on Hannibal, and on by surface to Ramna 26/9. Plain cover franked 18mls, etiquette cancelled by black framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/22 Sep' hs. On this flight Satyrus made a record flight across the Mediterranean from Greece to Egypt in 4 1/2 hours, see wingent p103.

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Date: 1933, Sep 19
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Rare commercial airmail PALESTINE TO INDIA, JERUSALEM TO RAMNA, by Palestine Railway to Gaza, then by Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 234 which left Gaza 20/9 on Satyrus, arriving Karachi 22/9 on Hannibal, and on by surface to Ramna 26/9. Plain cover franked 18mls, etiquette cancelled by black framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/22 Sep' hs. On this flight Satyrus made a record flight across the Mediterranean from Greece to Egypt in 4 1/2 hours, see wingent p103.
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Lot Number: 253

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Hungary. PORT SAID to BUDAPEST, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service AN 122 which departed Alexandria 12/11, via Athens 13/11 arriving Brindisi 14/11 and on by surface to destination. Plain cover  FRANKED  30mils for 20mils UPU rate plus 9mils air fee to Greece, 1 mils excess m/s ?Jusquא Athens?.

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Date: 1933, Jul 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Hungary. PORT SAID to BUDAPEST, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA northbound service AN 122 which departed Alexandria 12/11, via Athens 13/11 arriving Brindisi 14/11 and on by surface to destination. Plain cover FRANKED 30mils for 20mils UPU rate plus 9mils air fee to Greece, 1 mils excess m/s ?Jusquא Athens?.
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Lot Number: 252

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South West Africa to Italy, WINDHOEK TO MILAN, 8/4, flown by SWAA to Kimberley, then by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICAN service AN 108 which left  Jo'burg 30/3 arriving Kisumu 2/4 on 'C.Karachi', Cairo 5/4 on 'Horsa', and Brindisi 7/4 on 'Satyrus' where carriage by air was terminated and airmail etiquette cancelled by ms red cross (Jusqu'a). On by rail to Milan bs 8/4. Plain cover, ms 'Per Luftpost', bears attractive multicoloured advertising vignette verso, FRANKED 1/- air rate. Attractive item, ex Proud.

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Date: 1933, Mar 28
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South West Africa to Italy, WINDHOEK TO MILAN, 8/4, flown by SWAA to Kimberley, then by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICAN service AN 108 which left Jo'burg 30/3 arriving Kisumu 2/4 on 'C.Karachi', Cairo 5/4 on 'Horsa', and Brindisi 7/4 on 'Satyrus' where carriage by air was terminated and airmail etiquette cancelled by ms red cross (Jusqu'a). On by rail to Milan bs 8/4. Plain cover, ms 'Per Luftpost', bears attractive multicoloured advertising vignette verso, FRANKED 1/- air rate. Attractive item, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 251

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) F/F CAIRO-ALEXANDRIA LINK, Kenya to France. MOMBASA to PARIS by Imperial Airways AFRICAN service AN 101 which left  Nairobi 11/2 on 'C.Baghdad', to Cairo and Alexandria on 'C.Glasgow', arriving Brindisi 17/2 on 'Sylvanus'.  Carriage by air was cancelled with  Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a and on by train to Paris. This service was the first in which the Cairo-Alexandria link was flown,  Wingent p38.

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Date: 1933, Feb 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: F/F CAIRO-ALEXANDRIA LINK, Kenya to France. MOMBASA to PARIS by Imperial Airways AFRICAN service AN 101 which left Nairobi 11/2 on 'C.Baghdad', to Cairo and Alexandria on 'C.Glasgow', arriving Brindisi 17/2 on 'Sylvanus'. Carriage by air was cancelled with Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a and on by train to Paris. This service was the first in which the Cairo-Alexandria link was flown, Wingent p38.
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Lot Number: 250

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Austria. MOSHI TO VIENNA, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN96 which left the same day and arrived Brindisi 14 January (b/s 15 January), on C.Delhi to Kisumu 8/1, Horsa to Wadi Halfa 11/1 and flying boat Scipio to Brindisi, then surface to Vienna. Plain cover, 'Par Avion/By Air Mail' hs and black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi and annulling carriage by air, DOUBLE RATED 1.65c (75c x2 air fee + 15c ordinary).

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Date: 1933, Jan 7
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Austria. MOSHI TO VIENNA, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN96 which left the same day and arrived Brindisi 14 January (b/s 15 January), on C.Delhi to Kisumu 8/1, Horsa to Wadi Halfa 11/1 and flying boat Scipio to Brindisi, then surface to Vienna. Plain cover, 'Par Avion/By Air Mail' hs and black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi and annulling carriage by air, DOUBLE RATED 1.65c (75c x2 air fee + 15c ordinary).
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Lot Number: 249

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Airmail India to Morocco, KARACHI to TANGIER, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW 190  by 'Hadrian' which left Karachi 23/11 cds, via Galilee 27/11 on 'Sylvanus' arriving one day late at Paris 29/11 on 'Heracles'. By French airline to Marseilles, bs 30/11 and on to Morocco bs BPO Tangier 2/12 and , readdressed to UK.  Airmail etiquette cover with embossed green logo on flap  RATED 9 1/2 annas Some rough top edge opening..

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Date: 1932, Nov 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail India to Morocco, KARACHI to TANGIER, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW 190 by 'Hadrian' which left Karachi 23/11 cds, via Galilee 27/11 on 'Sylvanus' arriving one day late at Paris 29/11 on 'Heracles'. By French airline to Marseilles, bs 30/11 and on to Morocco bs BPO Tangier 2/12 and , readdressed to UK. Airmail etiquette cover with embossed green logo on flap RATED 9 1/2 annas Some rough top edge opening..
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Lot Number: 248

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa To Germany, YEOVILLE (JOHANNESBURG) TO BERLIN 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 Khartoum 15/11 on C.Coventry. On by surface to Berlin 20/11 arrival ds. Registered 4d PE with additional 2/-,  RATED 2/4 for 4d registration plus 2/- for double air rate.

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Date: 1932, Nov 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa To Germany, YEOVILLE (JOHANNESBURG) TO BERLIN 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 Khartoum 15/11 on C.Coventry. On by surface to Berlin 20/11 arrival ds. Registered 4d PE with additional 2/-, RATED 2/4 for 4d registration plus 2/- for double air rate.
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Lot Number: 238

(Recovered/Salvaged) 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: £30.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged

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: 231

(Northern Rhodesia) F/F, Broken Hill to Mozambique, bs 3/8, French feeder service, Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar, typed endorsement "Via Broken Hill Air Mail 2/8/34" Imperial Airways winged logo cover, franked 1/3d, flown by Assolant, FLIGHT INTERRUPTED BY ACCIDENT between Broken Hill and Tete. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Aug 1
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: F/F, Broken Hill to Mozambique, bs 3/8, French feeder service, Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar, typed endorsement "Via Broken Hill Air Mail 2/8/34" Imperial Airways winged logo cover, franked 1/3d, flown by Assolant, FLIGHT INTERRUPTED BY ACCIDENT between Broken Hill and Tete. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 202

(Mauritius) MAURITIUS TO LONDON, 8/8 Birmingham arrival ds tying GB 1/2d,  departing Mauritius 6/6 and arriving Durban 14/ on...SS Tasman was a Dutch steamship  for Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) which served the Java?South Africa route, Transferred to Imperial Airways AFRICA northbound service AN 125 which left Joburg on 26/7, Juba on 1/8 on Hadrian, Alex on 3/8 on Scipio, arriving Croydon on 5/8 on Helena. Plain cover typed 'Via Cape - London', franked 90c, canc GPO Mauritius cds 6/7. Early flights from GB to Mauritius are scarce. This may not be the very first, but it is the earliest we have seen in the last 20 years. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 6
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Mauritius

Description: MAURITIUS TO LONDON, 8/8 Birmingham arrival ds tying GB 1/2d, departing Mauritius 6/6 and arriving Durban 14/ on...SS Tasman was a Dutch steamship for Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) which served the Java?South Africa route, Transferred to Imperial Airways AFRICA northbound service AN 125 which left Joburg on 26/7, Juba on 1/8 on Hadrian, Alex on 3/8 on Scipio, arriving Croydon on 5/8 on Helena. Plain cover typed 'Via Cape - London', franked 90c, canc GPO Mauritius cds 6/7. Early flights from GB to Mauritius are scarce. This may not be the very first, but it is the earliest we have seen in the last 20 years. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 255

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Scarce First Flight, Kenya to Madagascar, NAIROBI to TANANARIVE, bs 4/8. Posted Nairobi 30/7 for carriage on the  IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND SERVICE AS178,  departed 31/78 on  'Helena' and arrived Broken Hill 1/8 where it was transferred to the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO TANANARIVE flown by Lefevre and Assolant, arriving 4/8. Plain TUNSTALL cover, FRANKED S2.10 for the new air rate . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection.. Some smudging along lower front edge from over inking of overlying cover. Hence reduced estimate. Would normally realise c £80.

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Date: 1934, Jul 30
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Scarce First Flight, Kenya to Madagascar, NAIROBI to TANANARIVE, bs 4/8. Posted Nairobi 30/7 for carriage on the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND SERVICE AS178, departed 31/78 on 'Helena' and arrived Broken Hill 1/8 where it was transferred to the REGIE MALGACHE FIRST FLIGHT TO TANANARIVE flown by Lefevre and Assolant, arriving 4/8. Plain TUNSTALL cover, FRANKED S2.10 for the new air rate . Super item, ex the Ted Proud collection.. Some smudging along lower front edge from over inking of overlying cover. Hence reduced estimate. Would normally realise c £80.
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Lot Number: 192

(Interruptions and Accidents) SCARCE INTERRUPTION , Sudan to Egypt, KHARTOUM to CAIRO, bs 11/3, IAW cover with embossed logo on flap, franked 15ml, flown on IAW northbound service AN#52. Departed Khartoum 9/5 in the AW Argosy 'City of Arundel' on the DUPLICATE service carrying CENTRAL AFRICAN mails, (not the mails from Cape Town). But it had to make a forced landing the same day near Wadi Halfa due to a dust storm. She continued to Cairo on 11/3, arriving 2 days late in Croydon. Duplication of services between Kisumu-Cairo due to large numbers of passengers, mail and freight was not unique (Uganda Herald 11/3/32). See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. A wll documented item and a great one for the  exhibit.

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Date: 1932, Mar 5
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: SCARCE INTERRUPTION , Sudan to Egypt, KHARTOUM to CAIRO, bs 11/3, IAW cover with embossed logo on flap, franked 15ml, flown on IAW northbound service AN#52. Departed Khartoum 9/5 in the AW Argosy 'City of Arundel' on the DUPLICATE service carrying CENTRAL AFRICAN mails, (not the mails from Cape Town). But it had to make a forced landing the same day near Wadi Halfa due to a dust storm. She continued to Cairo on 11/3, arriving 2 days late in Croydon. Duplication of services between Kisumu-Cairo due to large numbers of passengers, mail and freight was not unique (Uganda Herald 11/3/32). See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. A wll documented item and a great one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 193

(Interruptions and Accidents) BANKIPORE TO LONDON, 1800km by surface to Karachi then by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS flight IW204 by Helena to Athens, Satyrus to Brindisi, rail to Paris, then Heracles to London, registered (label) bank cover franked 10 1/2 annas and intact wax seal verso. Flying from Egypt Satyrus ran out of petrol an had to make a force landing on the sea at Cape Sunion. A launch wa sent out from the air force base at Phaleron and the seaplane and eight passengers towed back to base where it was refuelled and continued on its way with minimum delay. See Wingent, p94

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Date: 1933, Apr 25
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: BANKIPORE TO LONDON, 1800km by surface to Karachi then by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS flight IW204 by Helena to Athens, Satyrus to Brindisi, rail to Paris, then Heracles to London, registered (label) bank cover franked 10 1/2 annas and intact wax seal verso. Flying from Egypt Satyrus ran out of petrol an had to make a force landing on the sea at Cape Sunion. A launch wa sent out from the air force base at Phaleron and the seaplane and eight passengers towed back to base where it was refuelled and continued on its way with minimum delay. See Wingent, p94
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Lot Number: 194

(Interruptions and Accidents) Iraq to England delayed flight, blue/grey printed 'Air Mail/Baghdad-London' air cover, franked 23fls tied by scarce Baghdad Cantonment cds.  Departed one day late from Baghdad 10/8 due to change of aircraft at Kuwait (reason unknown, see Wingent p121) on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND SERVICE IW279 arriving Alex 11/8 on Satyrus, Brindisi 11/8 on Scipio, and Croydon 13/8 on Heracles. Fine large red/white/blue 'Europe, India,Africa' vignette verso, see scan.

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Date: 1934, Aug 9
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Iraq to England delayed flight, blue/grey printed 'Air Mail/Baghdad-London' air cover, franked 23fls tied by scarce Baghdad Cantonment cds. Departed one day late from Baghdad 10/8 due to change of aircraft at Kuwait (reason unknown, see Wingent p121) on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND SERVICE IW279 arriving Alex 11/8 on Satyrus, Brindisi 11/8 on Scipio, and Croydon 13/8 on Heracles. Fine large red/white/blue 'Europe, India,Africa' vignette verso, see scan.
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Lot Number: 191

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted FIRST FLIGHT flight, GB to India, LONDON TO BOMBAY bs 9/4 via Karachi. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa eastbound IE1. Cover posted London 30/3/29 on C.Glasgow, departed Genoa 31/3 on C. Athens and Alexandria 3/4 on C.Jerusalem, departed Baghdad 4/4 but was forced to return by a sandstorm, departed Baghdad again one day late but made up time arriving Karachi 6/4 only 2 hours late, see Wingent, Aircraft Movements n Imperial Airways Eastern Route, 1927-37. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 7 1/2d.

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Date: 1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Interrupted FIRST FLIGHT flight, GB to India, LONDON TO BOMBAY bs 9/4 via Karachi. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa eastbound IE1. Cover posted London 30/3/29 on C.Glasgow, departed Genoa 31/3 on C. Athens and Alexandria 3/4 on C.Jerusalem, departed Baghdad 4/4 but was forced to return by a sandstorm, departed Baghdad again one day late but made up time arriving Karachi 6/4 only 2 hours late, see Wingent, Aircraft Movements n Imperial Airways Eastern Route, 1927-37. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 7 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 195

(Interruptions and Accidents) PILOT SIGNED 'CASTOR' Interrupted FIRST FLIGHT flight, SOUTHAMPTON TO ALEXANDRIA bs 10/2. Carried by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA EASTBOUND SERVICE IE 521. Cover posted London 5/2/37, departed Southampton 6/2 on 'CASTOR' but returned after 10 mins with oiled up spark plug; unable to depart next day due to gales. She then encountered bad weather in the Rhone valley  which required a deviation to Hourtin and again at Marseilles from where she departed 2 days late, arriving Alexandria 1 day late, see Wingent p191. plain cover franked KE VIII 1/2d, 1d, 2 1/2d, typed ''1st Regular Flying Boat/Service by Castor', and signed by the pilot commander H.W.C.ALGER. Also  original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Castor' taking off. SCARCE item in exhibition condition

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Date: 1937, Feb 5
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: PILOT SIGNED 'CASTOR' Interrupted FIRST FLIGHT flight, SOUTHAMPTON TO ALEXANDRIA bs 10/2. Carried by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA EASTBOUND SERVICE IE 521. Cover posted London 5/2/37, departed Southampton 6/2 on 'CASTOR' but returned after 10 mins with oiled up spark plug; unable to depart next day due to gales. She then encountered bad weather in the Rhone valley which required a deviation to Hourtin and again at Marseilles from where she departed 2 days late, arriving Alexandria 1 day late, see Wingent p191. plain cover franked KE VIII 1/2d, 1d, 2 1/2d, typed ''1st Regular Flying Boat/Service by Castor', and signed by the pilot commander H.W.C.ALGER. Also original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Castor' taking off. SCARCE item in exhibition condition
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Lot Number: 182

(India) Imperial Airways, Karachi Airport, a letter written on red on cream headed company notepaper, signed by the Managing Manager and dated 11 July, 1933, sent on the first regular Calcutta-London service as a souvenir of its inauguration. Fine condition, see image.

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Date: 1933, Jul 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial Airways, Karachi Airport, a letter written on red on cream headed company notepaper, signed by the Managing Manager and dated 11 July, 1933, sent on the first regular Calcutta-London service as a souvenir of its inauguration. Fine condition, see image.
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Lot Number: 181

(India) F/F Calcutta to London flown IW 223, the first westbound service after extension of route from Karachi to Calcutta (see Wingent), black boxed Calcutta-Karachi cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir map cover,  India Trans-Continental Airways/Imperial Airways, closed non invasie rh edge tear, see scan.non small mail.

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Date: 1933, Jul 10
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Calcutta to London flown IW 223, the first westbound service after extension of route from Karachi to Calcutta (see Wingent), black boxed Calcutta-Karachi cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir map cover, India Trans-Continental Airways/Imperial Airways, closed non invasie rh edge tear, see scan.non small mail.
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Lot Number: 178

(India) Bengal Air Transport Co, experimental air service Calcutta-Siliguri-Darjeeling, unfranked newspaper wrapper to Darjeeling, insribed "Press Packet/The Englishman/Per Bengal Air Transport Co." The intention of this short lived flight, partly sponsored by Imperial Airways, was to test the possibility of a permanent Calcutta-Darjeeling service. Due to bad weather, the flight had to terminate at Siliguri, and continue to Darjeeling by car. The pilot was Neville Vintcent.  Certified by Stephen Smith Genuine flown copy (ref ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, #29-32).  A scarce historical item in superb condition.

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Date: 1929, May 21
Est. price: £550.00
Category: India

Description: Bengal Air Transport Co, experimental air service Calcutta-Siliguri-Darjeeling, unfranked newspaper wrapper to Darjeeling, insribed "Press Packet/The Englishman/Per Bengal Air Transport Co." The intention of this short lived flight, partly sponsored by Imperial Airways, was to test the possibility of a permanent Calcutta-Darjeeling service. Due to bad weather, the flight had to terminate at Siliguri, and continue to Darjeeling by car. The pilot was Neville Vintcent. Certified by Stephen Smith Genuine flown copy (ref ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, #29-32). A scarce historical item in superb condition.
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Lot Number: 171

(Greece) Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Broken Hill, bs 30/1, plain cover franked 14Dr, canc Athens 23 1 32 dispatch cds, fine strike special violet 'winged' Athens-Broken Hill 235A Godden flight cachet, violet framed 'airmail' hs.

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Date: 1932, Jan 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Greece

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Broken Hill, bs 30/1, plain cover franked 14Dr, canc Athens 23 1 32 dispatch cds, fine strike special violet 'winged' Athens-Broken Hill 235A Godden flight cachet, violet framed 'airmail' hs.
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Lot Number: 130

(GB External) First acceptance for an England to England 'Round The World' flight for carriage on the F/F of the Inaugural Pan Am FAM18 Northern trans Atlantic flight posted Southampton 29/6 to New York, then posted New York 11/7 to Hong Kong by US internal air service to San Francisco and Pan Am FAM14 China Clipper to Hong Kong ,then posted Victoria/Hong Kong 20/7 to England by Imperial Airways on the Empire 'All Up' scheme to London. Souvenir folding envelope, four printed fronts and four backs, franked GB 1/3d on front 1, US 75c on front 2 and Hong Kong 15c on front 3. Front 4 is unaddressed.

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Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance for an England to England 'Round The World' flight for carriage on the F/F of the Inaugural Pan Am FAM18 Northern trans Atlantic flight posted Southampton 29/6 to New York, then posted New York 11/7 to Hong Kong by US internal air service to San Francisco and Pan Am FAM14 China Clipper to Hong Kong ,then posted Victoria/Hong Kong 20/7 to England by Imperial Airways on the Empire 'All Up' scheme to London. Souvenir folding envelope, four printed fronts and four backs, franked GB 1/3d on front 1, US 75c on front 2 and Hong Kong 15c on front 3. Front 4 is unaddressed.
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Lot Number: 123

(GB External) IMPERIAL AIRWAYS TEST LETTER, London to Khartoum bs 15/4, from the Traffic Manager Imperial AW London to the Traffic Manager Imperial AW Khartoum, carried on the FIRST SERVICE ON NEW ACCELERATED SOUTHAMPTON-DURBAN SERVICE DS83, flown by Ceres to Wadi Halfa, then by Canopus to Khartoum.  Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First regular accelerated service, Summer 1938".  See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p149, pub 1991. Scarce.

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Date: 1938, Apr 12
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: IMPERIAL AIRWAYS TEST LETTER, London to Khartoum bs 15/4, from the Traffic Manager Imperial AW London to the Traffic Manager Imperial AW Khartoum, carried on the FIRST SERVICE ON NEW ACCELERATED SOUTHAMPTON-DURBAN SERVICE DS83, flown by Ceres to Wadi Halfa, then by Canopus to Khartoum. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed "First regular accelerated service, Summer 1938". See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p149, pub 1991. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 120

(GB External) LONDON to CAIRO, bs 29/1, first experimental light with African mail from Southampton to Alexandria AND maiden service flight by 'Cassiopeia', carried on IAW Africa southbound service  AS 417 all the way by Cassiopeia. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. SCARCE, a great item for the exhibit.

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Date: 1937, Jan 25
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: LONDON to CAIRO, bs 29/1, first experimental light with African mail from Southampton to Alexandria AND maiden service flight by 'Cassiopeia', carried on IAW Africa southbound service AS 417 all the way by Cassiopeia. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. SCARCE, a great item for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 113

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1934, Nov 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Airmail etiquette cover franked 6d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 109

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Kimberley 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter to Wyndham franked 6d carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Kimberley 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter to Wyndham franked 6d carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 111

(GB External) LONDON TO WADI HALFA, bs 24/11, first acceptance of mail for Sudan, at the new 2d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 2d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Wadi Halfa. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Scarce item, difficult to find. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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

Description: LONDON TO WADI HALFA, bs 24/11, first acceptance of mail for Sudan, at the new 2d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 2d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Wadi Halfa. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Scarce item, difficult to find. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 108

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Kimberley 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter franked 6d carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Kimberley 30/1, from London at the new 6d Flat Rate for letters, IAW southbound service #AS195. Etiquette letter franked 6d carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 112

(GB External) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 3d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Faint bend top rh corner, just visible only from the back. See scan.

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Date: 1934, Nov 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, bs Cape Town 30/1, from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for cards, IAW southbound service #AS195. PC franked 3d, carried Heracles to Brindisi, Satyrus to Khartoum, Horsa to Kisumu, Atlanta to Jo'burg and Amalthea to C. Town. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, pub 1991. Faint bend top rh corner, just visible only from the back. See scan.
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Lot Number: 110

(GB External) LONDON to NAIROBI, bs 27/11, PC correctly rated 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#195, by Heracles to Brindisi, flying boat Satyrus to Khartoum, and Horsa to Nairobi. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at the NEW air mail rate. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p64, pub 1991.

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Date: 1934, Nov 17
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: LONDON to NAIROBI, bs 27/11, PC correctly rated 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#195, by Heracles to Brindisi, flying boat Satyrus to Khartoum, and Horsa to Nairobi. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at the NEW air mail rate. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p64, pub 1991.
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Lot Number: 100

(GB External) LONDON to WADI HALFA bs 14/8, PC correctly rated 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76, by flying boat Scipio from Brindisi to W.Halfa. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at REDUCED air mail rate. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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

Description: LONDON to WADI HALFA bs 14/8, PC correctly rated 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76, by flying boat Scipio from Brindisi to W.Halfa. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at REDUCED air mail rate. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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