Lot Number: 580

(Ephemera) Air France Christmas/New Year reduced rate 'Air France/dans tous les ciels' greetings postcard franked 8c and flown Hanoi to Paris, bs 11/1, via Marseille 10/1, and bearing the text (in French) " to benefit from the reduced rate this postcard must consist only of wishes, congratulations, thanks, compliments or condolences expressed in five words or less".

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Air France Christmas/New Year reduced rate 'Air France/dans tous les ciels' greetings postcard franked 8c and flown Hanoi to Paris, bs 11/1, via Marseille 10/1, and bearing the text (in French) " to benefit from the reduced rate this postcard must consist only of wishes, congratulations, thanks, compliments or condolences expressed in five words or less".
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Lot Number: 555

(Ephemera) Lignes Air Afrique/Le Resau Aerien Africain, detailed B&W map of trans Sahara and trans Africa routes from Marseille to Tananarive, and all intermediate stops, 21x28cm.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Lignes Air Afrique/Le Resau Aerien Africain, detailed B&W map of trans Sahara and trans Africa routes from Marseille to Tananarive, and all intermediate stops, 21x28cm.
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Lot Number: 583

(Ephemera) Air France Sikorsky 43 from the Algiers-Balieric Islands-Marseille service at mooring, original sepia company PPC .

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

Description: Air France Sikorsky 43 from the Algiers-Balieric Islands-Marseille service at mooring, original sepia company PPC .
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Lot Number: 582

(Ephemera) Air France seaplane on Alger-Balearic Islands-Marseille line about to land, original sepia company PPC.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Air France seaplane on Alger-Balearic Islands-Marseille line about to land, original sepia company PPC.
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Lot Number: 429

(South Africa) Airmail cover Durban to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires 4/4, via Marseilles Gare 25/3, franked DOUBLE RATE 10/-, typed 'By Airmail Via Dakar Paris Pernambuco to Buenos Aires', IAW AN326/Air France 41R.

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Date: 1936, Mar 17
Est. price: £55.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Airmail cover Durban to Argentina, bs Buenos Aires 4/4, via Marseilles Gare 25/3, franked DOUBLE RATE 10/-, typed 'By Airmail Via Dakar Paris Pernambuco to Buenos Aires', IAW AN326/Air France 41R.
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Lot Number: 405

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) France to Afghanistan, VERSAILLES to KABUL, bs 8/5, carried on Air France Far East service weekly which left Paris on 12/4 arriving to Karachi 15/4 boxed 'Karachi/Cancelled' hs, via Marseille-Gare 11/4, and on by surface to Kabul b/s 5/5. Franked 6F50 for F1.50 UPU and F5 air fee.

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Date: 1939, Apr 11
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France to Afghanistan, VERSAILLES to KABUL, bs 8/5, carried on Air France Far East service weekly which left Paris on 12/4 arriving to Karachi 15/4 boxed 'Karachi/Cancelled' hs, via Marseille-Gare 11/4, and on by surface to Kabul b/s 5/5. Franked 6F50 for F1.50 UPU and F5 air fee.
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Lot Number: 399

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) France to Afghanistan, PARIS to KABUL, bs 8/5, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Karachi , 'Cancelled 'hs 2/5, via Marseille-Gare 27/4, and on by surface to Kabul b/s 5/5 via PESHAWAR b/s 4/5. Franked 6F50 for F1.50 UPU and F5 air fee.

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Date: 1937, Apr 26
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France to Afghanistan, PARIS to KABUL, bs 8/5, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Karachi , 'Cancelled 'hs 2/5, via Marseille-Gare 27/4, and on by surface to Kabul b/s 5/5 via PESHAWAR b/s 4/5. Franked 6F50 for F1.50 UPU and F5 air fee.
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Lot Number: 322

(Netherlands) Snip' Christmas flight Netherlands to Curacao, specially printed souvenir mixed frank cover franked franked with Netherland stamps inc special stamp Sc.203, postmarked Amsterdam December 12, 1934, red 'domed' 15/12 depart cachet on front, and violet 'domed' Curacao 22/12 arrival cachet verso. Also a 15c Curacao stamp canc 4/1/35 fr return to UK..The Fokker F.18 ?Snip? was piloted by J.J. Hondong. The route was Amsterdam-Marseilles-Alicante-Casablanca-Porto Praia- Paramaribo-La Guaira and finally Curacao.

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Date: 1934, Dec 15
Est. price: £28.00
Category: Netherlands

Description: Snip' Christmas flight Netherlands to Curacao, specially printed souvenir mixed frank cover franked franked with Netherland stamps inc special stamp Sc.203, postmarked Amsterdam December 12, 1934, red 'domed' 15/12 depart cachet on front, and violet 'domed' Curacao 22/12 arrival cachet verso. Also a 15c Curacao stamp canc 4/1/35 fr return to UK..The Fokker F.18 ?Snip? was piloted by J.J. Hondong. The route was Amsterdam-Marseilles-Alicante-Casablanca-Porto Praia- Paramaribo-La Guaira and finally Curacao.
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Lot Number: 163

(GB External) First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.

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Date: 1926, Jul 14
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mail for the inaugural London-Lyons-Marseilles direct service, Aero Field envelope franked 5 1/2d canc London W.C. tying dark blue/black airmail etiquette, Marseilles 15/7/1926 arrival cds on back, violet St Line 'Par Avion' hs.
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Lot Number: 151

(French Somali Coast) World War II Emergency Blockade Runner mail flight, Djibouti to Marseille, bs Marignane Airport (Marseille), blue/grey'Via  Air France' envelope franked 100c, black framed two lline "Services Aeriens Speciaux/Pendant de Reacus de Djubouti".

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Date: 1942, Feb 20
Est. price: £12.00
Category: French Somali Coast

Description: World War II Emergency Blockade Runner mail flight, Djibouti to Marseille, bs Marignane Airport (Marseille), blue/grey'Via Air France' envelope franked 100c, black framed two lline "Services Aeriens Speciaux/Pendant de Reacus de Djubouti".
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Lot Number: 147

(French Indochina) Indochina to France, SAIGON TO ANTIBES, left Bangkok 15/6, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Marseille Gare b/s 23/6 via Calcutta, Baghdad and Athens, arriving Antibes b/s 24/6.Grey/blue frame cover , black framed Saigon-Marseille cachet, franked 36c for 6c Colonial and 30c air fare.

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Date: 1935, Jun 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indochina to France, SAIGON TO ANTIBES, left Bangkok 15/6, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Marseille Gare b/s 23/6 via Calcutta, Baghdad and Athens, arriving Antibes b/s 24/6.Grey/blue frame cover , black framed Saigon-Marseille cachet, franked 36c for 6c Colonial and 30c air fare.
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Lot Number: 146

(French Indochina) Indochina to France, SAIGON TO ALPES MARITIME, left Bangkok 8/6, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Marseille Gare b/s 16/16 via Calcutta, Baghdad and Athens, arriving Antibes b/s 17/5.Grey/blue frame 'Saigon-Marseille/Via Air France' cover , black framed Saigon-Marseille cachet, franked 36c for 6c Colonial and 30c air fare.

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Date: 1935, Jun 7
Est. price: £20.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indochina to France, SAIGON TO ALPES MARITIME, left Bangkok 8/6, carried on Air France Far East service weekly service to Marseille Gare b/s 16/16 via Calcutta, Baghdad and Athens, arriving Antibes b/s 17/5.Grey/blue frame 'Saigon-Marseille/Via Air France' cover , black framed Saigon-Marseille cachet, franked 36c for 6c Colonial and 30c air fare.
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Lot Number: 144

(French Guinea) WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.

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Date: 1939, Dec 28
Est. price: £22.00
Category: French Guinea

Description: WWII censored cover, Siguiri to Bikfaya, Lebanon, bs 11/1/40, via Marseille 7/1 and Beyrouth 10/1, blue frame/white imprint etiquette cover franked 5.50F, C/2 in small black circle (Gabon) censor mark. Interestng routing.
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Lot Number: 143

(France) Airmail to ship, PARIS TO MOMBASSA. arrived Marseilles Gare Avion bs 6/3, then train back to Paris, bs Paris Avion bs 7/3 to joined  the Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS158 which left Croydon 7/3, arriving Brindisi 9/3 on Satyrus, Khartoum 12/3 on Hannibal, arriving Nairobi 13/3 where it was transferred to the WILSON AIRWAYS NAIROBI-MOMBASA-TANGA-ZANZIBAR service arriving 14/3 arrival cds, RATED F5.50 for F1.50 UPU plus F4 air fare. Cover addressed to passenger aboard 'Marechal Joffre' which arrived Mombasa 17/3. Built 1931 for the 'Messageries Maritimes' shipping company. It was manned by Vichy 
French Forces after the fall of France in 1940 and was in the Philippines 
when the United States entered World War II where she was taken over by a crew of downed US Navy fliers, who with the help of some French sailors 
who were  not supportive of the Vichy government ,was sailed on to Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Great routing, great research documentation, impeccable provenance, and in fine condition, ex Ted Proud archives. If this isn't postal history, what is?. A rare exhibit item.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £85.00
Category: France

Description: Airmail to ship, PARIS TO MOMBASSA. arrived Marseilles Gare Avion bs 6/3, then train back to Paris, bs Paris Avion bs 7/3 to joined the Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS158 which left Croydon 7/3, arriving Brindisi 9/3 on Satyrus, Khartoum 12/3 on Hannibal, arriving Nairobi 13/3 where it was transferred to the WILSON AIRWAYS NAIROBI-MOMBASA-TANGA-ZANZIBAR service arriving 14/3 arrival cds, RATED F5.50 for F1.50 UPU plus F4 air fare. Cover addressed to passenger aboard 'Marechal Joffre' which arrived Mombasa 17/3. Built 1931 for the 'Messageries Maritimes' shipping company. It was manned by Vichy French Forces after the fall of France in 1940 and was in the Philippines when the United States entered World War II where she was taken over by a crew of downed US Navy fliers, who with the help of some French sailors who were not supportive of the Vichy government ,was sailed on to Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Great routing, great research documentation, impeccable provenance, and in fine condition, ex Ted Proud archives. If this isn't postal history, what is?. A rare exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 136

(Egypt) Egypt to Portugal carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DN33 carried by 'Cygnus'  which left Alexandria 26/10 arriving Marseille 27/10, and on DLH (new service 2 weeks earlier) to Lisbon, b/s 28/10. Plain cover flight annulled at Marseille with black double line Jusqu'a, franked 40mils for 20mils UPU and 20mils air fee.

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Date: 1937, Oct 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Egypt to Portugal carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DN33 carried by 'Cygnus' which left Alexandria 26/10 arriving Marseille 27/10, and on DLH (new service 2 weeks earlier) to Lisbon, b/s 28/10. Plain cover flight annulled at Marseille with black double line Jusqu'a, franked 40mils for 20mils UPU and 20mils air fee.
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Lot Number: 65

(Belgium) Belgium to Mozambique, ANTWERP to LOURENCO MARQUES, By train from Antwerp to Marseille, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS31 carried all the way by 'Cordelia' to Lourenco Marques b/s 18/10. Maiden service flight by 'Cordelia'', Wingent p132.

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Date: 1937, Oct 7
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium to Mozambique, ANTWERP to LOURENCO MARQUES, By train from Antwerp to Marseille, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service DS31 carried all the way by 'Cordelia' to Lourenco Marques b/s 18/10. Maiden service flight by 'Cordelia'', Wingent p132.
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Lot Number: 70

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille, bs 24/5 to New York, bs 27/5, plain cover franked 75c postage and 5F air surcharge, fine strike red flight cachet .

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Date: 1939, May 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for Pan American F/F Marseille, bs 24/5 to New York, bs 27/5, plain cover franked 75c postage and 5F air surcharge, fine strike red flight cachet .
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Lot Number: 63

(Belgium) F/F Brussels to Zinder (NIger) leg of the inaugural Air Afrique, Marseilles to Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover correctly franked Belgium 35c postage and 2F50 airmail fee, verso Paris 23/2 transit cds, and Niger 4/3 arrival cds.

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Date: 1935, Feb 27
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels to Zinder (NIger) leg of the inaugural Air Afrique, Marseilles to Brazzaville service, Van Reet cover correctly franked Belgium 35c postage and 2F50 airmail fee, verso Paris 23/2 transit cds, and Niger 4/3 arrival cds.
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