Lot Number: 572

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways "Golden Hind", G-AFCI, introduced into service on 21/7/39, a large transport flying-boat with non-stop transatlantic capability, original B&W photograph of plane taking off, 24x19cm.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways "Golden Hind", G-AFCI, introduced into service on 21/7/39, a large transport flying-boat with non-stop transatlantic capability, original B&W photograph of plane taking off, 24x19cm.
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Lot Number: 654

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

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Ltd, stick on baggage label with original gum, c 1937,14x9cm, attractive red/white/pale blue/dark blue 'Speedbird' logo with 'Imperial Airways' text. Very fine.
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Lot Number: 655

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, selection of five attractive vignette, 'Fly to Europe India Africa' red/ black /blue, 'Fly to Europe Africa India and the East' red/ black /blue, 'Fly to Paris India or Africa' yellow/ brown/ blue, 'Send your letters by airmail to Africa and India' grey/pale blue/ blue. and 'We are Official Agents to Imperial Airways' Continental and Empire Services red/pale blue. Image.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, selection of five attractive vignette, 'Fly to Europe India Africa' red/ black /blue, 'Fly to Europe Africa India and the East' red/ black /blue, 'Fly to Paris India or Africa' yellow/ brown/ blue, 'Send your letters by airmail to Africa and India' grey/pale blue/ blue. and 'We are Official Agents to Imperial Airways' Continental and Empire Services red/pale blue. Image.
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Lot Number: 554

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

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Ltd receipt stamped IAW Air Terminus for postal order received, and covering letter on IAW black embossed headed note paper signed by E. Dolby (Air Mail Section) whose name oftern appears on IAW test letter. A nice memorabilia item. Image.
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Lot Number: 526

(Ephemera) 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. Mild horizontal and vertical (2) folds, otherwise fine.  See image.

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Date: Documents, literature
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Ephemera

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. Mild horizontal and vertical (2) folds, otherwise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 523

(Ephemera) A letter written on Imperial Airways headed blue/red/ notepaper from Airways House, Lower Regent Street, London, dated April 1931 sent by the first Air Mail service from England to Australia as a souvenir of its inauguration, and signed by the Managing Director. Uncommon colours, very fine.

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Date: Documents, literature
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: A letter written on Imperial Airways headed blue/red/ notepaper from Airways House, Lower Regent Street, London, dated April 1931 sent by the first Air Mail service from England to Australia as a souvenir of its inauguration, and signed by the Managing Director. Uncommon colours, very fine.
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Lot Number: 553

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

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Compliments slip "With the Compliments of Imperial Airways (Far East) Limited Hong Kong/The Arcade, Peninsular Hotel", 9x14cm, c1935. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 656

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

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition, souvenir exhibition vignettes set of 6 different colours showing an Imperial Airways airliner approaching London with the Tower Bridge in the foreground. Lightly mounted mint.
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Lot Number: 653

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways dark blue/red/white "Send Your Letters By/Airmail/Africa India" vignette, 32mm x 52mm, Air Transport Label catalogue # GB68.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways dark blue/red/white "Send Your Letters By/Airmail/Africa India" vignette, 32mm x 52mm, Air Transport Label catalogue # GB68.
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Lot Number: 465

(Tanganyika) Tanganyika to France, MOROGORU to MALO-LES-BAINS, carried by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN56, left Dodoma 2/4 on 'C. Cape Town ', arriving Brindisi 9/4 on 'Satyrus', via Cairo 7/4 on 'C. Alexandria', delivered ms 12/4. Carried by rail Cairo-Galilee and  Brindisi-Paris. Airmail etiquette cancelled 2x Brindisi black cross Jusqua's. Plain cover franked $1.50 for double air rate, introduced 1/3/32. A little scruffy see scan, uncommon origin/destination, and an interesting one for the exhibit..

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Date: 1932, Mar 30
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Tanganyika to France, MOROGORU to MALO-LES-BAINS, carried by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN56, left Dodoma 2/4 on 'C. Cape Town ', arriving Brindisi 9/4 on 'Satyrus', via Cairo 7/4 on 'C. Alexandria', delivered ms 12/4. Carried by rail Cairo-Galilee and Brindisi-Paris. Airmail etiquette cancelled 2x Brindisi black cross Jusqua's. Plain cover franked $1.50 for double air rate, introduced 1/3/32. A little scruffy see scan, uncommon origin/destination, and an interesting one for the exhibit..
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Lot Number: 468

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




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

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Date: 1933, OCT 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Tanganyika to Germany, MOSHI to HAMBURG by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN137 leaving Moshi 20 October (bs) on Hannibal arriving on Hengist at Brindisi 27 October (b/s) where carriage by air was terminated and airmail etiquette cancelled by fine Brindisi framed black cross Jusqu'a, and on to Hamburg by rail. Nice printed 'Palm Court Hotel' cover franked 75c for air rate. At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris and delivered to Liginiac bs 19/10.
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Lot Number: 463

(Tanganyika) Cover flown, Moshi to Joburg 21/12, on First Christmas Flight, via Mbeya 18/12, b/s, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways

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Date: 1931, Dec 15
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Cover flown, Moshi to Joburg 21/12, on First Christmas Flight, via Mbeya 18/12, b/s, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 464

(Tanganyika) Imperial Airways 1st flight Dodoma to England, Anglesey 17/2 arrival ds on front., Springbok cover franked 65c, canc Dodoma cds, ms 'First flight to London', The flight from Cape Town was interrupted twice, first when a wheel was damaged on take off from Salisbury, and again when bad weather forced the plane to  land in a swamp near Broken Hill, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.

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Date: 1932, Jan 25
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Imperial Airways 1st flight Dodoma to England, Anglesey 17/2 arrival ds on front., Springbok cover franked 65c, canc Dodoma cds, ms 'First flight to London', The flight from Cape Town was interrupted twice, first when a wheel was damaged on take off from Salisbury, and again when bad weather forced the plane to land in a swamp near Broken Hill, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 458

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

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Date: 1936, May 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Sudan to Austia, JUBA to VIENNA, carried on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459 by Hadrian to Alexandria 22/5, by Satyrus to Athens, bs 23/5, and on by rail (20 hours) to Vienna bs 24/5. Printed Hotel Juba airmail etiquette cover franked 8.30pf. Good routing .
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Lot Number: 455

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

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

Description: SCARCE F/F Wadi Halfa to Mbeya 7/1/32, via Moshi 18/12 and Dar es Salaam 23/12, carried on the Imperial Airways experimental extension to Cape Town in order to place and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of regular services which commenced in January 1932, blue/orange/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 2P10ml, canc Sudan Air Mail/Wadi Halfa cds, black Halfa to-Cape Town 'biplane' cachet. Flown as far as Moshi, then onward by surface, small mail.
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Lot Number: 456

(Sudan) Wadi Halfa to Cape Town, b/s 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, flown on the Christmas flight to  Cape Town, black Halfa-Cape Town, cachet, Springbok cover, black/green-blue etiquette, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 13
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Wadi Halfa to Cape Town, b/s 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, flown on the Christmas flight to Cape Town, black Halfa-Cape Town, cachet, Springbok cover, black/green-blue etiquette, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 452

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

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

Description: F/F Juba to Athens, bs 13/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, black "Juba to London" cachet and violet Athens "plane" reception cachet on front, blue map cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 453

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

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

Description: F/F Khartoum to London, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, violet Khartoum -London biplane cachet, official blue map cover franked 2P 10ml., Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 451

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

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

Description: Cover flown F/F WadI Halfa to Mwanza, bs Kisumu 10/3, Roessler airmail cover franked 2p 10ml, black 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 454

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

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Date: 1931, Mar 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Sudan

Description: First acceptance of mail from Sudan for USA for carriage on Imperial Airways inaugural East Africa-England service, Juba to London, Imperial Airways House London arrival verso, and on to Appleton, WIsc bs 29/3, black "First Flight/Juba to London" biplane F/F cachet, Roessler yellow/olive "London to Cape/Air Mail/First Flight" envelope, ref ROE.FF5, illustrated p91 Newton, franked 2P 15ml. Scarce final destination since only 154 were flown to London.
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Lot Number: 441

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

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

Description: Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Port Elizabeth, bs 22/12, via Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, plain cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways. Image.
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Lot Number: 444

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

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Date: 1934, Aug 1
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: First dispatch of mail from S. Rhodesia to Portuguese East Africa, Bulawayo to Tananarive b/s 4/8, Imperial Airways 'winged logo' cover, franked 1/3d, typed "Via Broken Hill". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new Franco-Belgian 'Broken Hill-Madagascar' service. For good references see Morton 2005.
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Lot Number: 436

(South West Africa) Bahamas acceptance, Windhoek to Nassau, bs 25/32, for carriage on the South West Africa Airways special Windhoek-Kimberley flight to connect with the Imperial Airways experimental London-Cape Town flight, Walter Hess corner cover franked 3d+4d air canc special 'Windhoek-Kimberley' postmark.

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Date: 1931, Dec 19
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South West Africa

Description: Bahamas acceptance, Windhoek to Nassau, bs 25/32, for carriage on the South West Africa Airways special Windhoek-Kimberley flight to connect with the Imperial Airways experimental London-Cape Town flight, Walter Hess corner cover franked 3d+4d air canc special 'Windhoek-Kimberley' postmark.
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Lot Number: 426

(South Africa) Accelerated service, 
South Africa to Kenya, DURBAN to NAIROBI, by  Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service flight AN135 leaving 3 October on Amalthea arriving Nairobi 6 October (b/s). First service accelerated to Cairo in order to make faster connection with Eastbound services to India and Burma (ref Wingent p 50. Franked 6d for air rate. 




Service diverted from Croydon to Lympne due to fog Cover datestamped Mpwapwa, 31 October 1933, backstamped Dodoma 2 Nov. Sent by road to Gulwe, then by train to Dodoma to connect with I.A. service AN 139, which departed 4th and arrived Paris to schedule on 11th. HP42 Heracles departed Paris at 09.42 the same day but due to dense fog over London, was diverted to land at Lympne airfield, Kent, arriving at 12.03. Because the Post Office van had to drive an additional 60 miles in bad conditons to deliver the mail from the airfield to London Foreign Section at King Edward Building (G.P.O. Headquarters) it must have arrived later than usual. 
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Date: 1933, Oct 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Accelerated service, South Africa to Kenya, DURBAN to NAIROBI, by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service flight AN135 leaving 3 October on Amalthea arriving Nairobi 6 October (b/s). First service accelerated to Cairo in order to make faster connection with Eastbound services to India and Burma (ref Wingent p 50. Franked 6d for air rate. Service diverted from Croydon to Lympne due to fog Cover datestamped Mpwapwa, 31 October 1933, backstamped Dodoma 2 Nov. Sent by road to Gulwe, then by train to Dodoma to connect with I.A. service AN 139, which departed 4th and arrived Paris to schedule on 11th. HP42 Heracles departed Paris at 09.42 the same day but due to dense fog over London, was diverted to land at Lympne airfield, Kent, arriving at 12.03. Because the Post Office van had to drive an additional 60 miles in bad conditons to deliver the mail from the airfield to London Foreign Section at King Edward Building (G.P.O. Headquarters) it must have arrived later than usual. ,
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Lot Number: 417

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

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

Description: Singapore to Toronto, Canada, dark blue/white 'Canada National Railways' corner imprint cover franked 25c per 1/2oz UK & Empire rate, blue/white airmail etiquette cancelled red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, typed 'By Imperial Airways/Singapore-London'.
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Lot Number: 411

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

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Date: 1933, Dec 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Double rate Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London, uncommon small red.blue speedbird souvenir cover with printed 'Imperial Airways/...............London/31-12-1933', franked 78c double rate verso.
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Lot Number: 412

(Singapore) Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London, 11/4 Ibstock arrival cds on front, souvenir speedbird cover correctly rated 43c (8c post+ 35c air fee), franked GV 30c, 12c and1 perfins.

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Date: 1933, Dec 30
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Singapore to London, 11/4 Ibstock arrival cds on front, souvenir speedbird cover correctly rated 43c (8c post+ 35c air fee), franked GV 30c, 12c and1 perfins.
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Lot Number: 416

(Singapore) Scarce 1st  twice weekly Singapore-Calcutta-Croydon service, Singapore to UK,  bs Preston 12/10, souvenir 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, bs Preston 12/10, souvenir 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: 415

(Singapore) Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Sydney, bs 21/12, a fine and cover carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, etiquette cover with superb blue "rising sun and anchor /Quis Separabit" logo on flap. A real challenge.

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Date: 1934, Dec 16
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Sydney, bs 21/12, a fine and cover carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, etiquette cover with superb blue "rising sun and anchor /Quis Separabit" logo on flap. A real challenge.
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Lot Number: 400

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

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Date: 1937, May 19
Est. price: £350.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: RARE pre WWII airmail, St Helena to England, via South Africa, carried all the way by Cassiopia from Durban to Southampton 3/7 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459, oval registered Barnes 5/7 arrival ds, registered (label) cover franked 1/- for 2d Imperial, 3d registration, 6d air fee, and 1d excess?. This service carried the last surcharged mail from East Africa, N&S Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before introduction of Empire Airmail Scheme, see Wingent p123. Super item in fine condition, see scan.
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Lot Number: 401

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Iran to Uganda, BASRA TO FORT PORTAL, posted 30/6, left Basra bs 3/7 on 'Helena' on Imperial Airways western service IW 561 to Alexandria b/s 6/7, then transferred to 'Centurion' on Imperial Airways Africa southern service AS 454 to Kampala b/s 9/7, then by surface to Fort Portal 11/9. lain cover franked 7Kr. Great routing, six transit ds's.

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Date: 1937, Jun 30
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Iran to Uganda, BASRA TO FORT PORTAL, posted 30/6, left Basra bs 3/7 on 'Helena' on Imperial Airways western service IW 561 to Alexandria b/s 6/7, then transferred to 'Centurion' on Imperial Airways Africa southern service AS 454 to Kampala b/s 9/7, then by surface to Fort Portal 11/9. lain cover franked 7Kr. Great routing, six transit ds's.
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Lot Number: 404

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa to Turkey, DURBAN to PANGALTI, ISTANBUL, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service DN35 left Durban 28/10, arrived Alexandria 2/11 on 'Calpurnia'. Athens b/s 2/11 on 'Clio', then on by rail on the Simplon-Orient Express to Pangalti/Istanbul b/s 4/11.Par avion instructional mark annulled at Athens.

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Date: 1937, Oct 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Turkey, DURBAN to PANGALTI, ISTANBUL, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service DN35 left Durban 28/10, arrived Alexandria 2/11 on 'Calpurnia'. Athens b/s 2/11 on 'Clio', then on by rail on the Simplon-Orient Express to Pangalti/Istanbul b/s 4/11.Par avion instructional mark annulled at Athens.
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Lot Number: 403

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

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

Description: Iraq to Zanzibar, BAGHDAD to KARBALA, posted 22/10, carried Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 593 on 'Hannibal' which left Baghdad bs 23/10 arriving Alexandria bs 24/10, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS34 on 'Camilla' arriving Dar es Salaam 28/10.Printed cover franked 45mils. 3mm lh edge trim, see scan. First southbound service by 'Camilla'. Arrived Alex two days late, see Wingent p134.
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Lot Number: 397

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Indochina to Madagascar, SAIGON TO TAMATAVE, left Bangkok 5/1, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Baghdad b/s 10/1 where it was transferred to the Imperial Airways westbound service IW 405 and carried on 'Hengist'  to Cairo b/s 12/1 where it was transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 309 and carried by 'Horsa' to Nairobi 18/1 and on to Broken Hill b/s 19/1 by 'Artemis', delivered Tamative b/s 3/2. Delay possibly because the Reggie Malagache plane intended for this service was damaged, and the pilot J.Assolant hurt in an earlier crash at Tananarive airport on 9/1 (see Nierinck #360109). Plain cover franked $1.38. A superb item. Three different air services, five different postmarks, great routing and associated with an Interruption/Crash. Ex Proud.

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Date: 1936, Jan 2
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Indochina to Madagascar, SAIGON TO TAMATAVE, left Bangkok 5/1, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Baghdad b/s 10/1 where it was transferred to the Imperial Airways westbound service IW 405 and carried on 'Hengist' to Cairo b/s 12/1 where it was transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 309 and carried by 'Horsa' to Nairobi 18/1 and on to Broken Hill b/s 19/1 by 'Artemis', delivered Tamative b/s 3/2. Delay possibly because the Reggie Malagache plane intended for this service was damaged, and the pilot J.Assolant hurt in an earlier crash at Tananarive airport on 9/1 (see Nierinck #360109). Plain cover franked $1.38. A superb item. Three different air services, five different postmarks, great routing and associated with an Interruption/Crash. Ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 396

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa to Indo-China, DURBAN TO SAIGON by Imperial Airways Africa northbound Service AN164 via Broken Hill 26/4 on Artemis, and Cairo bs 30/4 on Hanno where transferred to to KLM flight 181 'Ijsvogel' which left 4/5 arriving Bangkok bs 8/5 May, and on by surface, delivered Saigon bs 12/5. Airmail etiquette cover , typed 'By Dutch Airways to Saigon', franked 3/6 for double air rate. Non invasive ironed horizontal fold, see scan. 
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Date: 1934, Apr 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Indo-China, DURBAN TO SAIGON by Imperial Airways Africa northbound Service AN164 via Broken Hill 26/4 on Artemis, and Cairo bs 30/4 on Hanno where transferred to to KLM flight 181 'Ijsvogel' which left 4/5 arriving Bangkok bs 8/5 May, and on by surface, delivered Saigon bs 12/5. Airmail etiquette cover , typed 'By Dutch Airways to Saigon', franked 3/6 for double air rate. Non invasive ironed horizontal fold, see scan. .
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Lot Number: 395

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Airmail Iraq to Kenya, BASRAH TO MOMBASA, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND SERVICE IW258  which left Karachi 15 /3 on Aurora, arriving Cairo 17/3 on Hadrian via Baghdad where transferred to Horsa for carriage on the IAW AFRICAN SERVICE AS159  to Nairobi where transferred to WILSON AIRWAYS for carriage to Mombasa, 21/3 arrival ds's front and verso. Airmail etiquette cover, ms 'By Imperial Airways - Iraq/East Africa', franked 50mls. Nice item, 6 day transit via three different services.

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Date: 1934, Mar 15
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail Iraq to Kenya, BASRAH TO MOMBASA, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND SERVICE IW258 which left Karachi 15 /3 on Aurora, arriving Cairo 17/3 on Hadrian via Baghdad where transferred to Horsa for carriage on the IAW AFRICAN SERVICE AS159 to Nairobi where transferred to WILSON AIRWAYS for carriage to Mombasa, 21/3 arrival ds's front and verso. Airmail etiquette cover, ms 'By Imperial Airways - Iraq/East Africa', franked 50mls. Nice item, 6 day transit via three different services.
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Lot Number: 394

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) 1 March 1934: Kenya to Portugal, KITALE to ESTORIL, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN156 which left Kisumu 3 March on Andromeda, arrived Brindisi 8/3 on Sylvanus, then on by rail to Paris bs 10/3 and train to Estoril b/s 13/3.  Plain cover franked 75cts for air rate. Vertical fold.

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Date: 1934, Mar 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: 1 March 1934: Kenya to Portugal, KITALE to ESTORIL, Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN156 which left Kisumu 3 March on Andromeda, arrived Brindisi 8/3 on Sylvanus, then on by rail to Paris bs 10/3 and train to Estoril b/s 13/3. Plain cover franked 75cts for air rate. Vertical fold.
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Lot Number: 392

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

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

Description: Netherlands to South West Africa, AMSTERDAM to OMAURU, by KLM? to Cairo bs 10/2, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS154 via Khartoum on Hanno to Johannesburg on Amalthea 16/2. Transferred South West Africa Airways arriving Windhoek bs 18/2 and on to Omaruru bs 20/2. Printed commercial cover Franked G1.45.
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Lot Number: 391

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

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

Description: Kenya To Denmark, NAIROBI TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 137 which left Nairobi 121/10 on Hannibal, Athens 26/10 on Scipio for Brindisi bs 27/10. Then by train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 23/10 via the 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 ferry. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by ms black cross Jusqua applied at Brindisi, franked 75c for combined rate.
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Lot Number: 390

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Commercial airmail, Egypt To France, CAIRO TO TOULOUSE, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN60 which left Cairo 5/5 on City of Arundel, and arrived Brindisi bs 6/5 on Scipio flying boat, then on by surface to Toulouse, A Metropolitan Hotel, Cairo cover, airmail etiquette annulled with black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi. RATED 33 mils ( 20 mils ordinary and 13 mils air fee, 2ml,4ml,27ml). This was the first Africa northbound service to carry passengers.

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Date: 1932, May 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial airmail, Egypt To France, CAIRO TO TOULOUSE, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN60 which left Cairo 5/5 on City of Arundel, and arrived Brindisi bs 6/5 on Scipio flying boat, then on by surface to Toulouse, A Metropolitan Hotel, Cairo cover, airmail etiquette annulled with black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi. RATED 33 mils ( 20 mils ordinary and 13 mils air fee, 2ml,4ml,27ml). This was the first Africa northbound service to carry passengers.
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Lot Number: 372

(Northern Rhodesia) Broken Hill to Cape Town, b/s 21/12,  via Jo'burg 21/12, via Johannesburg, 21/12, flown on Croydon-Cape Town Christmas Flight, Springbok cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 17
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: Broken Hill to Cape Town, b/s 21/12, via Jo'burg 21/12, via Johannesburg, 21/12, flown on Croydon-Cape Town Christmas Flight, Springbok cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 371

(Nigeria) First official airmail England to Nigeria, Kano to Maidugari, bs 17/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.

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Date: 1936, Feb 14
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: First official airmail England to Nigeria, Kano to Maidugari, bs 17/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.
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Lot Number: 370

(Nigeria) First official airmail England to Nigeria, Maidugari to Kano, bs 15/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.

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Date: 1936, Feb 10
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Nigeria

Description: First official airmail England to Nigeria, Maidugari to Kano, bs 15/2, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Imperial Airways, scarce leg.
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Lot Number: 342

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

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

Description: New Zealand acceptance for Holland, 11/2 via Paris 11/2, Wellington to Rotterdam carried on flight IW 309 Imperial Airways Far Eastern service, buff airmail etiquettte cover franked 1/5d, canc Wellington cds.
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Lot Number: 314

(Malta) F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then  RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.

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Date: 1928, May 23
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Malta

Description: F/F Valleta to Allahabad bs 11/6, via Alexandria 28/5, Cairo 30/5 and Karachi 7/6, first acceptance of mail from Malta to India for carriage on the new Imperial Airways service from London to Iraq, registered (label) cover franked 6d Air opt. & 3d &1 1/2d ordinary, stamps canc 'GPO/My 23/28/Malta' cds, violet 'Registered' hs, ms 'Per Air Mail'. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then RAF Egypt-Iraq air mail service to Gaza, then surface to Beyrouth. The Malta Government Notices of March 20 and 28, 1928 notified that, as of 1st April, 1928, mails for Iraq, Persia, NE Arabia and NW India "will be accepted for carriage by the UK Egypt-Iraq air mail service". Acceptances for carriage by this route have been recorded for Baghdad (24/4/1928) and Allahabad (23/5/1928). For confirmation of first flight status of this cover see The Air Mails of Malta, Malta Study Circle, Study Paper No 29, 2000, pp 4&9. A scarce item with superb routing. Non invasive ironed vertical crease barely visible from the front, see scan.
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Lot Number: 315

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

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Date: 1931, Jul 3
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Malta

Description: First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 309

(Madagascar) Madagascar to French Congo, TAMATIVE to BRAZZAVILLE, bs 4/4, Posted 1/3 then train to Tananarive, then by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga, bs 7/3, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot to Dar es Salaam bs 12/3, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS158 on Amalthea which arrived at Dodma 14/3, on by rail to Kigoma, on by lake steamer to surface Albertville 16/3 (b/s), then by road/rail/river to Costermansville 23/3 (b/s) and , Stanleyville 30/3 March (b/s), and then bt Sabena inland air service to Brazzaville b/s 4/4. Plain cover franked F4.50 for 50c Colonial and double air fee of F2. Superb item with six transit date stamps. Ex Proud.

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Date: 1934, Mar 1
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: Madagascar to French Congo, TAMATIVE to BRAZZAVILLE, bs 4/4, Posted 1/3 then train to Tananarive, then by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga, bs 7/3, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot to Dar es Salaam bs 12/3, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS158 on Amalthea which arrived at Dodma 14/3, on by rail to Kigoma, on by lake steamer to surface Albertville 16/3 (b/s), then by road/rail/river to Costermansville 23/3 (b/s) and , Stanleyville 30/3 March (b/s), and then bt Sabena inland air service to Brazzaville b/s 4/4. Plain cover franked F4.50 for 50c Colonial and double air fee of F2. Superb item with six transit date stamps. Ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 308

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

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

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Date: 1933, Sep 21
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC b/s 19/10. Posted Tananarive 21/9 then by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot to Dar es Salaam bs 27/9, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 136, departed Juba 15/10 on Hadrian, arrived Bindisi on Scipio 18/10 (bs). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with Brindisi violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqu'a, also etiquette cancelled by a Brindisi black cross Jusqu'a. On by train to Paris and delivered to Liginiac bs 19/10. Plain cover, grey/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, Franked 5F50. Super item, a scarce and complex itinerary, and detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection. n Scipio on Scipio 21 September 1933: Madagascar to France by sea to Dar es Salaam 27 September (b/s). By AN136 which left 14 October on Andromeda(missed AN135, 7 October for unknown reasons), which arrived Brinidisi 18 October (b/s). Franked F2.50
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Lot Number: 304

(Kenya) Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, plain cover franked 35c, Rated 80 pts by Newall. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1932, Aug 17
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, plain cover franked 35c, Rated 80 pts by Newall. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 302

(Kenya) Wilson Airways Nairobi-Dar es Salaam feeder service for Imperial Airways, plain cover franked 35c, flown Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8. Rated 80 pts Newall.

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Date: 1932, Aug 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Wilson Airways Nairobi-Dar es Salaam feeder service for Imperial Airways, plain cover franked 35c, flown Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8. Rated 80 pts Newall.
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