Lot Number: 702

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways,  DH.91 Albatross Frobisher in flight, a four-engine British transport aircraft , original B&W photograph, 14x9cm., 1938.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, DH.91 Albatross Frobisher in flight, a four-engine British transport aircraft , original B&W photograph, 14x9cm., 1938.
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Lot Number: 701

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways 'Ensign' G-ADSR, air liner in flight, original Valentine's B&W photocard.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways 'Ensign' G-ADSR, air liner in flight, original Valentine's B&W photocard.
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Lot Number: 737

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways European Summer Timetable, published March 1938, twelve blue/ light blue/white pages,  22x20cm, containing  timetables for England to France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Scandinavia, also through fares, connections and departure times for approximately 80 European destinations. A scarce item, rarely seen and in fine condition. Image..

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways European Summer Timetable, published March 1938, twelve blue/ light blue/white pages, 22x20cm, containing timetables for England to France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Scandinavia, also through fares, connections and departure times for approximately 80 European destinations. A scarce item, rarely seen and in fine condition. Image..
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Lot Number: 700

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways 'City of Coventry' – G-AAEJ on the ground, c1934 , original B&W photograph 6"x4".

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

Description: Imperial Airways 'City of Coventry' – G-AAEJ on the ground, c1934 , original B&W photograph 6"x4".
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Lot Number: 722

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, original B&W photocard showing luxurious interior of the lying boat Scylla, unused.
Imperial Airways used the Scylla for scheduled flights from London to Paris and other European cities. Two aircraft were built, Scylla (G-ACJJ) and Syrinx (G-ACJK). Both served with the airline until its merger into BOAC in 1939 and both were taken out of service the following year.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, original B&W photocard showing luxurious interior of the lying boat Scylla, unused. Imperial Airways used the Scylla for scheduled flights from London to Paris and other European cities. Two aircraft were built, Scylla (G-ACJJ) and Syrinx (G-ACJK). Both served with the airline until its merger into BOAC in 1939 and both were taken out of service the following year.
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Lot Number: 743

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, rare baggage label, c1939, black/yellow, 12x13cm, issued for the Atlantic Route. One of the last labels issued by Imperial Airways before it became part of BOAC on the outbreak of WW II, on September 3, 1939.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, rare baggage label, c1939, black/yellow, 12x13cm, issued for the Atlantic Route. One of the last labels issued by Imperial Airways before it became part of BOAC on the outbreak of WW II, on September 3, 1939.
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Lot Number: 675

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, Airway Terminus, London, two page letter from the Publicity Department on headed notepaper.

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Date: Documents, literature
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, Airway Terminus, London, two page letter from the Publicity Department on headed notepaper.
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Lot Number: 699

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

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways airliner 'Syrinx' on the tarmac at Croydon Airport, large black and white photo card 17x11cm, unused.
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Lot Number: 721

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Heracles on tarmac at Croydon Airport, 1929, B&W Pamlin PPC, unused.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Heracles on tarmac at Croydon Airport, 1929, B&W Pamlin PPC, unused.
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Lot Number: 720

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways "Ensign" air liner in flight, fine original Valentines B&W PPC, unused.  Armstrong Whitworth's third airliner type, the Ensign, was the largest machine built in pre-war days for Imperial Airways Ltd. and, like the Atalanta, was a four-engine high-wing cantilever monoplane

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways "Ensign" air liner in flight, fine original Valentines B&W PPC, unused. Armstrong Whitworth's third airliner type, the Ensign, was the largest machine built in pre-war days for Imperial Airways Ltd. and, like the Atalanta, was a four-engine high-wing cantilever monoplane
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Lot Number: 648

(United States) Acceptance for India for carriage on the FAM 14 F/F from US to Hong Kong, San Francisco to Karachi, framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/5 May 37' hs cancelling airmail etiquette, via Hong Kong 28/4, and reposted to Calcutta 11/5, plain cover franked new issue 50c & 20c, fine strike blue F/14 official cachet 'F/F to Asia' globe overlying 'San Francisco to Hong Kong' globe. HK became the gateway for Far East mail addressed to points beyond and was forwarded by air, as far as India, at no extra cost by airlines of China and by Imperial Airways, scarce. A great item for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1937, Apr 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: United States

Description: Acceptance for India for carriage on the FAM 14 F/F from US to Hong Kong, San Francisco to Karachi, framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/5 May 37' hs cancelling airmail etiquette, via Hong Kong 28/4, and reposted to Calcutta 11/5, plain cover franked new issue 50c & 20c, fine strike blue F/14 official cachet 'F/F to Asia' globe overlying 'San Francisco to Hong Kong' globe. HK became the gateway for Far East mail addressed to points beyond and was forwarded by air, as far as India, at no extra cost by airlines of China and by Imperial Airways, scarce. A great item for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 653

(United States) First Pan Am and Imperial AW Eastward 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via Imperial Airways inaugural transatlantic air service New York (Aug 9, depart cds) to Southampton, London (Aug 12th machine depart cancel front and verso) to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways Eastbound service SE 165, Hong Kong to New York, Sept 12 arrival cds verso via Pan Am Pacific service to San Francisco and  US transcontinental service to New York. Grey/blue Imperial Airways "Transatlantic/First regular service between Great Britain, Eire, Newfoundland, Canada and USA" souvenir cover franked US 30 air stamp canc New York Aug 9 1939 cds, GB 1 1/2d  tied Aug 12th machine cancel, Hong Kong $2.80 canc Victoria 30 Aug 39 cds, and verso US 2c canc Brooklyn Sep 12th cds. Superb item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Aug 9
Est. price: £100.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am and Imperial AW Eastward 'All the Way by Air' around the world dispatch, New York to New York, via Imperial Airways inaugural transatlantic air service New York (Aug 9, depart cds) to Southampton, London (Aug 12th machine depart cancel front and verso) to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways Eastbound service SE 165, Hong Kong to New York, Sept 12 arrival cds verso via Pan Am Pacific service to San Francisco and US transcontinental service to New York. Grey/blue Imperial Airways "Transatlantic/First regular service between Great Britain, Eire, Newfoundland, Canada and USA" souvenir cover franked US 30 air stamp canc New York Aug 9 1939 cds, GB 1 1/2d tied Aug 12th machine cancel, Hong Kong $2.80 canc Victoria 30 Aug 39 cds, and verso US 2c canc Brooklyn Sep 12th cds. Superb item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 652

(United States) First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc  Jul 13,  Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.

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Date: 1939, Jun 28
Est. price: £125.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan Am/Imperial Airways Easterly Round the World Flight, New York to New York via Hong Kong, Alexandria and Marseilles, bs 30/6/39, also the first acceptance of US mail for Hong Kong for carriage on the first passenger flight of the 'Dixie Clipper', four page souvenir red/white/blue 'flying boat' cover franked US 30c canc Jun 28, France 6F45 canc Paris cds, and Hong Kong canc Jul 13, Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route.
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Lot Number: 651

(United States) First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service,  Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds.  Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £325.00
Category: United States

Description: First Pan American and Imperial Airways Round the World Flight carrying the first acceptance of mail for Bangkok and Hong Kong for carriage on F/F Pan Am Northern Trans-Atlantic NY-London service , then OAT to Bangkok by Imperial Airways Eastbound Southampton-Sydney service, Bangkok-Hong Kong by IAW, framed 'American Consulate General /Hong Kong' receiver dated Jul 7- 1939, then HK (10/7 depart cds tying HK stamps) to Honolulu on California Clipper, then Honolulu (25/7 depart cds) to San Francisco and on to New York 28/7 arrival cds. Attractive registered (hs) red/white/blue eagle and stars airmail cover, franked US 50c & 30c airs and HK $3.05, official red FAM18 fight cachet,. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route and the original Registered Mailing Receipt. A superb exhibit item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 650

(United States) 

A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight  New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.

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Date: 1939, Jun 24
Est. price: £225.00
Category: United States

Description: A fascinating triple/quadruple short paid first flight cover being a first acceptance of US mail for England (FAM 18), for Bangkok and Hong Kong (FAM 18 and Imperial Airways) for carriage on the inaugural Pan Am North Atlantic route. It was then intended for OAT on what would be the first FAM 18 Pan American & Imperial Airways Round the World Flight New York-England-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Honolulu-San Francisco-New York. But the postage paid at Hong Kong was insufficient for transport by, so it completed its journey by sea.. Airmail cover, 22x11cm, postmarked New York 24/6/39, London 29/6, Victoria HK 8/7, and New York 8/8, FAM 18 F/F cachet, black 'T' in circle and red 'Postage Due (ms 4) Cents', Displayed on three album pages including the original USPO document dated 7 August (see web site scan) and a detailed explanation of route, dates, and postage costs. An exceptional exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 643

(Uganda) Cover flown, Kampala to Cape Town 21/12, on First Christmas Flight, via Johannesburg 21/12, b/s, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways

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Date: 1931, Dec 14
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Uganda

Description: Cover flown, Kampala to Cape Town 21/12, on First Christmas Flight, via Johannesburg 21/12, b/s, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 642

(Uganda) F/F Kampala (Port Bell) to Mwanza, bs 16/3, via Kisumu 10/3, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official "map" cover, Imperial Airways. Unloaded at Kisumu by mistake and completed journey on second southwards flight.162 flown Kampala to Kisumu.

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Date: 1931, Mar 5
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Uganda

Description: F/F Kampala (Port Bell) to Mwanza, bs 16/3, via Kisumu 10/3, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official "map" cover, Imperial Airways. Unloaded at Kisumu by mistake and completed journey on second southwards flight.162 flown Kampala to Kisumu.
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Lot Number: 636

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

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

Description: Dar es Salaam to England, 2/2 pencil arrival notation verso, carried on last Tanganyika Government flight Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, then by Imperial Airways flight AN46 from Kisumu to London, commercial cover correctly rated 85c (20c feeder service and 65 Kisumu to UK), violet oval 'Feeder Servce' and framed 'By Air Mail' hs's, seee Wingent's Africa handbook..
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Lot Number: 631

(Tanganyika) Dar es Salaam to England, bs 31/10, carried on Tanganyika Government Feeder Service from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, by train to Nairobi, by Wilson Airways to Kisumu, to connect with Imperial Airways flight AN33 to London. Registered (label) cover, correctly rated 120c, nice strike oval blue 'Tanganyika Territory/Feeder Service' hs, tying registration label, typed endorsement "First Air Mail/ Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Tanganyika Government Aeroplane", blue green/black 'Par Avion/Tanganyika Territory' etiquette. Scarce item with great routing..

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Date: 1931, Oct 21
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Tanganyika

Description: Dar es Salaam to England, bs 31/10, carried on Tanganyika Government Feeder Service from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, by train to Nairobi, by Wilson Airways to Kisumu, to connect with Imperial Airways flight AN33 to London. Registered (label) cover, correctly rated 120c, nice strike oval blue 'Tanganyika Territory/Feeder Service' hs, tying registration label, typed endorsement "First Air Mail/ Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar-Tanga-Mombasa/By Tanganyika Government Aeroplane", blue green/black 'Par Avion/Tanganyika Territory' etiquette. Scarce item with great routing..
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Lot Number: 622

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

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

Description: 1 July 1938: Sudan to Cyprus, KHARTOUM to NICOSIA. By Imperial Airways once weekly northbound Kisumu Terminal Service KN53 Clio which flew to Cairo bs 2/7, then by sea (375 miles) to Nicosia bs 7/7. Attractive trilingual blue/white etiquette cover franked 30 mil for air rate, block of six 5mm /2 1/2P opt's, all with missing second 'm' in 'milliemmes'. Interesting!
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Lot Number: 621

(Sudan) Registered (label) WHITE NILE T.P.O. TO UK via Malakal 14 July (b/s). By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service 175 which left 15 July, arrived London 19 July and delivered 21 July (arrival ds). Franked  2 1/2P (registered letter envelope with 2 1/2P reg and postage fee imprint stamp on flap) plus 2P air mail stamp - total RATING of 4 1/2p for 3p airmail  fee and 1 ½ p for registration. Uncommon origin, scarce reg. stamp, and good routing. Ex Ted Proud collection..

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Date: 1934, Jul 11
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Registered (label) WHITE NILE T.P.O. TO UK via Malakal 14 July (b/s). By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service 175 which left 15 July, arrived London 19 July and delivered 21 July (arrival ds). Franked 2 1/2P (registered letter envelope with 2 1/2P reg and postage fee imprint stamp on flap) plus 2P air mail stamp - total RATING of 4 1/2p for 3p airmail fee and 1 ½ p for registration. Uncommon origin, scarce reg. stamp, and good routing. Ex Ted Proud collection..
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Lot Number: 620

(Sudan) Cover flown  WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml,  'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,

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Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Cover flown WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml, 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,
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Lot Number: 612

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 19
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways experimental flight, Bulawayo to Johannesburg, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 5d, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 614

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways first direct flight from Southern Rhodesia to Northern Rhodesia, Bulawayo to Lusaka, bs 19/5, Godfrey airmail etiquette cover, franked 5d, canc Bulawayo cds, typed "First Mail Bag/Bulawayo/Lusaka'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1935, May 18
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways first direct flight from Southern Rhodesia to Northern Rhodesia, Bulawayo to Lusaka, bs 19/5, Godfrey airmail etiquette cover, franked 5d, canc Bulawayo cds, typed "First Mail Bag/Bulawayo/Lusaka'. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 611

(Southern Rhodesia) Imperial Airways experimental flight, Salisbury to Kimberley, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Dec 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Southern Rhodesia

Description: Imperial Airways experimental flight, Salisbury to Kimberley, bs 21/12, violet straight line "Experimental Flight" hs, orange, blue/cream Springbok souvenir cover franked 1/4d, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 590

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

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

Description: S Africa to USA, DURBAN to NEW YORK, by Union Airways to Johannesburg, departing on 22/8 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN181 and carried, in succession, by Artemis, Hadrian, Scipio, Sylvanus and finally Heracles, arriving London 30/8 where the grey blue/black airmail etiquette was cancelled by a red London double bar Jusqua hs. On by sea , delivered 8/9 private dated receiver. Plain cover, typed 'Per Imperial Airways', RATED 11d. Ex Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 589

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

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

Description: S Africa to USA, PRETORIA to NEW YORK, by Union Airways to Johannesburg, departing on 20/6 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN172 and carried, in succession, by Artemis, Atlanta, Hanno, Sylvanus, Satyrus and finally Heracles, arriving London 28/6 where the grey blue/black airmail etiquette was cancelled by a red London double bar Jusqua hs. On by sea, delivered 7/7 private dated receiver. Plain cover, typed 'Air Mail', RATED 1/3d. Ex Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 586

(South Africa) Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.

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Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.
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Lot Number: 587

(South Africa) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service,  Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked  4d x2 +1d South Africa stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union".  See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £225.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked 4d x2 +1d South Africa stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 585

(South Africa) Interrupted flight Victoria West to Nairobi, 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: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Victoria West to Nairobi, 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: 562

(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: 536

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

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

Description: BRUSSELS TO DAR ES SALAAM, carried by Imperial Airways southbound service AS173 via Paris bs 20/6, by 'Sylvanus' to Khartoum and 'Helena' to Nairobi arriving 25/6, then by Wilson Airways to Dar es Salaam bs 26/6, etiquette cover, typed 'Par Avion Imperial Airways/Via Nairobi', franked 10.75F. Nice routing.
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Lot Number: 556

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA by Yankee Clipper on FIRST FLIGHT Pan Am FAM 18 Trans-Atlantic service, left New York 24/6 and arrived Southampton 28 June. Then Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KSS105 (Cassiopeia) which left Southampton 30/6 and arrived at Alexandra bs 1/7. Commercial airmail cover, typed 'Airmail via Trans Atlantic Clipper/and Airmail to Alexandria', franked $1.44 for 2oz rate of 36c per ½ oz.

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Date: 1939, Jun 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA by Yankee Clipper on FIRST FLIGHT Pan Am FAM 18 Trans-Atlantic service, left New York 24/6 and arrived Southampton 28 June. Then Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KSS105 (Cassiopeia) which left Southampton 30/6 and arrived at Alexandra bs 1/7. Commercial airmail cover, typed 'Airmail via Trans Atlantic Clipper/and Airmail to Alexandria', franked $1.44 for 2oz rate of 36c per ½ oz.
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Lot Number: 555

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Algeria, TANGA to MAISON CARREE. 750 miles by road/rail to Kisumu, transferred to Imperial Airways Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN205 which departed (Circe) bs 16/5 arriving Marseilles 19/6. Transferred to Air France and carried to Algeria bs 21/6, delivered Maison Carre bs 22/6.  A neatly presented registered (label) cover, black/dark blue etiquette, typed 'North Africa/via Marseille', FRANKED 150cts for 30cts registration plus two 60cts air rates. Will look nice in the exhibit, see scan.

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Date: 1939, Jun 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Algeria, TANGA to MAISON CARREE. 750 miles by road/rail to Kisumu, transferred to Imperial Airways Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN205 which departed (Circe) bs 16/5 arriving Marseilles 19/6. Transferred to Air France and carried to Algeria bs 21/6, delivered Maison Carre bs 22/6. A neatly presented registered (label) cover, black/dark blue etiquette, typed 'North Africa/via Marseille', FRANKED 150cts for 30cts registration plus two 60cts air rates. Will look nice in the exhibit, see scan.
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Lot Number: 554

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) East Africa to Denmark, NAIROBI to COPENHAGEN, carried from Nairobi to Kisumu by Wilson Airways, then by Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN197 (Cambria) which left Kisumu 20/5 and arrived Brindisi 22/5, then on by train to Copenhagen bs 25/5 via road/ferry 'Kobenhavn-Warnemunde TPO bs 25/5. Registered (label) cover franked 1S 80c for DOUBLE RATE 2x75c/1/2oz to Europe + 30c reg. Great routing.

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Date: 1939, May 19
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: East Africa to Denmark, NAIROBI to COPENHAGEN, carried from Nairobi to Kisumu by Wilson Airways, then by Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN197 (Cambria) which left Kisumu 20/5 and arrived Brindisi 22/5, then on by train to Copenhagen bs 25/5 via road/ferry 'Kobenhavn-Warnemunde TPO bs 25/5. Registered (label) cover franked 1S 80c for DOUBLE RATE 2x75c/1/2oz to Europe + 30c reg. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 552

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA, by QUEEN MARY to Southampton, then by Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KS90 (Challenger) which left Southampton 17/3,  arrived Alexandra bs 19/3, delivered bs 20/3. Registered (hs) cream corner cover, typed 'per SS Queen Mary' and 'from England to Egypt/Air Mail', franked 32cts for 5c UPU rate, 15cts registration? 12c double air fee. Nice item.

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Date: 1939, Mar 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA, by QUEEN MARY to Southampton, then by Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KS90 (Challenger) which left Southampton 17/3, arrived Alexandra bs 19/3, delivered bs 20/3. Registered (hs) cream corner cover, typed 'per SS Queen Mary' and 'from England to Egypt/Air Mail', franked 32cts for 5c UPU rate, 15cts registration? 12c double air fee. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 551

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

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Date: 1939, Feb 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN170 which left Durban 12/2 (Caledonia) arriving Athens bs 16/2 where it transferred to Polish airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 18/2 Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Nice item, good routing.
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Lot Number: 549

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all- flying boat service DN164 which left Durban 22/1 (Caledonia) and arrived Athens bs 26/1 where transferred to Polish airline  Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 28/1 from Athens Arrived 28 January (b/s). Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Good routing, nice item.

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Date: 1939, Jan 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all- flying boat service DN164 which left Durban 22/1 (Caledonia) and arrived Athens bs 26/1 where transferred to Polish airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 28/1 from Athens Arrived 28 January (b/s). Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Good routing, nice item.
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Lot Number: 550

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

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

Description: Uganda to Sweden, KAMPALA to GOTHENBURG. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN168 Canopus which left Port Bell 7/2, arriving Brindisi Transito bs 9/2, and on by rail via Bologna Tranero TPO bs 10/2 to Gothenburg 13/2. (private ds). Registered (label) cover franked 1.05 for 30c registration and 75 air rate. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 548

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) S. Rhodesia to Palestine, SALISBURY to JERUSALEM. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN55 (Cameronian) which left Mozambique 23/12 arrived Cairo bs 25/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways eastbound service SE66 which arrived Tiberius one day late on 28/12. Offloaded and by road to Haifa bs 28/12, then by rail to Jerusalem bs 29/12. Franked 5 ½ d for 3d registration and 2d ‘ALL UP’ air rate, ½ d excess. Nice two Imperial AW services item to uncommon destination with good routing.

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Date: 1938, Dec 20
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: S. Rhodesia to Palestine, SALISBURY to JERUSALEM. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN55 (Cameronian) which left Mozambique 23/12 arrived Cairo bs 25/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways eastbound service SE66 which arrived Tiberius one day late on 28/12. Offloaded and by road to Haifa bs 28/12, then by rail to Jerusalem bs 29/12. Franked 5 ½ d for 3d registration and 2d ‘ALL UP’ air rate, ½ d excess. Nice two Imperial AW services item to uncommon destination with good routing.
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Lot Number: 547

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

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

Description: Airmail Saudi Arabia to South Africa, MEDINA to DURBAN. Likely c800 miles (4 days) by sea from Yanbu to Port Taufiq bs 9.15am 13/12, then 200 miles by rail to Alexandria bs 7.30pm 13/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound all-flying boat service DS153 on 'Cameron' which departed one day late on 17/12 and arrived Durban one day late on 20/12. Imperial Airways imprint etiquette cover and winged logo cover, pink/black Arabic/French text rated RARE by Mair, sealed with narrow white strip along lh edge, franked 1934 5g x5, and 1/2g, and 1938 1/8g canc Medina cds, date illegible. Ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 545

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

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

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to CAIRO. By sea to UK, then by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS101 ‘Corsair’ leaving Southampton 15/6, arriving Alexandria 16/6, delivered Cairo 17/6 (ms). Airmail cover, Par Avion etiquette ms 'From London', franked 17cts for 5c UPU and double air fee of 12c.
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Lot Number: 546

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Zanzibar to India, ZANZIBAR to HYDERABAD, DECCAN. By Wilson Airways from Zanzibar to Kisumu, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN98 which left Kisumu 7/6 arriving Alexandria 8/6. Transferred to Imperial Airways eastbound service IE660 (Canopus) which left Alexandria 10/6 arriving Karachi 11/6, and on to Madras bs 12/6 by TATA Indian internal airline, delivered at Deccan bs 13/6. Plain cover, red boxed 'winged' Par Avion hs, franked 20ct  Empire ‘All Up’ rate. A journey by three different airlines, ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1938, Jun 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Zanzibar to India, ZANZIBAR to HYDERABAD, DECCAN. By Wilson Airways from Zanzibar to Kisumu, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN98 which left Kisumu 7/6 arriving Alexandria 8/6. Transferred to Imperial Airways eastbound service IE660 (Canopus) which left Alexandria 10/6 arriving Karachi 11/6, and on to Madras bs 12/6 by TATA Indian internal airline, delivered at Deccan bs 13/6. Plain cover, red boxed 'winged' Par Avion hs, franked 20ct Empire ‘All Up’ rate. A journey by three different airlines, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 544

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

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

Description: Tanganyika to Czechoslovakia, USUNGU to BILINA. By road (600 miles) to Dar es Salam, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN86 (Ceres) which left Dar es Salaam 25/4 April, arrived Athens bs 28/4, and on by rail/air to destination. Plain cover, ms 'Air Mail', Greek currency mark, franked 150c. Uncommon origin/destination combination.
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Lot Number: 543

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Tanganyika to Ethiopia, TANGA to ADDIS ABABA. By Wilson Airways to Kisumu bs 23/3, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN76 which left Kisumu bs 23/3 and arrived Khartoum bs 23/3. Transferred to Ala Littoria for carriage to Addis Ababa. Registered (label) imprint etiquette airmail cover, franked 1.75cts. Scarce destination, good routing, ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1938, Mar 21
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Ethiopia, TANGA to ADDIS ABABA. By Wilson Airways to Kisumu bs 23/3, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN76 which left Kisumu bs 23/3 and arrived Khartoum bs 23/3. Transferred to Ala Littoria for carriage to Addis Ababa. Registered (label) imprint etiquette airmail cover, franked 1.75cts. Scarce destination, good routing, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 542

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

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

Description: AMSTERDAM to ZANZIBAR. By KLM to Alexandria bs 18/3, where transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS75 (Castor) arriving Dar es Salaam/Mombasa 17/3. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Zanzibar 21/3. Bilingual etiquette cover, typed 'Via A'dam-Alexandrie/Alexandrie-Durban', franked G1.25.
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Lot Number: 541

(Scarce and Unusual Routings)  Registered airmail Uganda to India, MUBENDE to BOMBAY. By road (110 miles) from  Mubende to Kampala bs 16/3, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN74 which left Port Bell 16/3 arriving Alexandria 18/3 March. Transferred 19/3 to Imperial Airways eastbound service CE7 arriving Karachi 21/3, then on TATA arriving Bombay 22/3. Registered (label) cover  franked 50c for 20c 1/2oz air fee (EAMS) rate + 30c registration. Great routing over three different air services, ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1938, Mar 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Registered airmail Uganda to India, MUBENDE to BOMBAY. By road (110 miles) from Mubende to Kampala bs 16/3, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN74 which left Port Bell 16/3 arriving Alexandria 18/3 March. Transferred 19/3 to Imperial Airways eastbound service CE7 arriving Karachi 21/3, then on TATA arriving Bombay 22/3. Registered (label) cover franked 50c for 20c 1/2oz air fee (EAMS) rate + 30c registration. Great routing over three different air services, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 538

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

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

Description: Airmail Switzerland to Uganda. ORIENZ TO FORT PORTAL (311 kilometres by road from Kampala), carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS176 which left Brindisi 13 July on Satyrus, arrived Kampala 16 July (b/s) on Horsa and was delivered at Port Portal on 19 July (b/s). Franked Fr1.00. Uncommon origin and destination and good routing. Non invasive closed flap tear verso, does not detract, see scan. Ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 537

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

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

Description: France to Madagascar, AGEN to TAMATAVE, by the Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS174 which left Paris 27/7 and was carried by train to Brindisi 29/7 via Marseille Gare Avion bs 27/6 then flown by Hadrian and then Amalthea to Broken Hill bs 4/7 where it was offloaded. But the local link to Madagascar had not started, so it was carried by surface to Salisbury bs 8/78 July and on to Durban bs 14/7. Finally on by sea, arriving Tamatave bs 26/7. Imprint etiquette cover, also green blue/black etiquette tied by Salisbury cds, FRANKED F2.50 for 50c Colonial and a F2 air fee. (by air to Egypt only!). An exceptionally scarce item with superb routing marks. An absolute gem, ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 534

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Austria to South Africa, VIENNA to JOBURG. Flown from Vienna on 14/6 by D.L.H. to Athens, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS172 departing Athens 17/6 (Sylvanus) and arriving Joburg (Andromeda)  22/6, 23/6 arrival cds. Registered (label) cover franked S3.30.

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Date: 1934, Jun 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Austria to South Africa, VIENNA to JOBURG. Flown from Vienna on 14/6 by D.L.H. to Athens, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS172 departing Athens 17/6 (Sylvanus) and arriving Joburg (Andromeda) 22/6, 23/6 arrival cds. Registered (label) cover franked S3.30.
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