Lot Number: 284

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Anivorano-Nord to Marseille, bs 8/2, via Ambiloes 23/1 transit cds, printed registered (label) cover HIGH FRANKED 18F AIR (6X 3f per 5 gms), 1F20 ordinary, and 1F60 registration fee. Flown AIR AFRIQUE from Tananarive, transit 31/12 cds, to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille bs 8/2. Anivorano-Nord is a small isolated community in the far North. Cover took 9 days to get to Tananarive, by sea and/or road. Uncommon origin, scarce routing, ex Proud.

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

Description: Anivorano-Nord to Marseille, bs 8/2, via Ambiloes 23/1 transit cds, printed registered (label) cover HIGH FRANKED 18F AIR (6X 3f per 5 gms), 1F20 ordinary, and 1F60 registration fee. Flown AIR AFRIQUE from Tananarive, transit 31/12 cds, to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille bs 8/2. Anivorano-Nord is a small isolated community in the far North. Cover took 9 days to get to Tananarive, by sea and/or road. Uncommon origin, scarce routing, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 282

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to France, MUTSAMUDU TO PARIS,  carried by train,  postal van and river barge to the Madagascar port of Majunga bs 5/5 cds via Fomboni 2/5 transit cds, then by a Messageries Maritimes paquebot ' to Dar es Salaam  where transferred to the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND FLYING BOAT SERVICE likely DN91 which left Dar es Salaam 13/5 , flown all the way on 'Capella' arriving Marseille one day late on 18/5. Orange border Air France cover FRANKED 65c ordinary and 2F air surcharge. Great aerophilatelic item, scarce origin, likely road,rail, river, sea and air journey.

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Date: 1938, May 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to France, MUTSAMUDU TO PARIS, carried by train, postal van and river barge to the Madagascar port of Majunga bs 5/5 cds via Fomboni 2/5 transit cds, then by a Messageries Maritimes paquebot ' to Dar es Salaam where transferred to the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND FLYING BOAT SERVICE likely DN91 which left Dar es Salaam 13/5 , flown all the way on 'Capella' arriving Marseille one day late on 18/5. Orange border Air France cover FRANKED 65c ordinary and 2F air surcharge. Great aerophilatelic item, scarce origin, likely road,rail, river, sea and air journey.
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Lot Number: 220

(Madagascar) Official Government  correspondence, Tananarive to Marseille bs 23/11, 'Gouvernemnt General de Madagascar' printed cover, no postage, fine strike red framed 'Dispense de/L'Affranchisement' (Postage Exempt) hs, fine strike large blue circular Government hs's front and verso.

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Date: 1938, Nov 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: Official Government correspondence, Tananarive to Marseille bs 23/11, 'Gouvernemnt General de Madagascar' printed cover, no postage, fine strike red framed 'Dispense de/L'Affranchisement' (Postage Exempt) hs, fine strike large blue circular Government hs's front and verso.
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Lot Number: 219

(Madagascar) AIR AFRIQUE, Tananarive to La Fere, France, bs 13/11, carried ON THE FIRST RETURN OF THE ACCELERATED service from Madagascar to Algeria, then transferred to Air France for carriage to Paris. Grey/red airmail cover , red framed 'Premier Voyage Madagascar-Europe (Air Afrique)/ par Elisabethville -Stanleyville-Bangui-Alger -Marseille-Paris', FRANKED 50c ordinary + 3F50 air.

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Date: 1936, Nov 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: AIR AFRIQUE, Tananarive to La Fere, France, bs 13/11, carried ON THE FIRST RETURN OF THE ACCELERATED service from Madagascar to Algeria, then transferred to Air France for carriage to Paris. Grey/red airmail cover , red framed 'Premier Voyage Madagascar-Europe (Air Afrique)/ par Elisabethville -Stanleyville-Bangui-Alger -Marseille-Paris', FRANKED 50c ordinary + 3F50 air.
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Lot Number: 218

(Madagascar) Tananarive to Paris, bs 5/11, via Marseille Gare Avion 28/11, first return flight SABENA accelerated Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail cover franked 50 ordinary and 4F air fine strike red framed F/F cachet.

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Date: 1936, Oct 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Madagascar

Description: Tananarive to Paris, bs 5/11, via Marseille Gare Avion 28/11, first return flight SABENA accelerated Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail cover franked 50 ordinary and 4F air fine strike red framed F/F cachet.
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Lot Number: 203

(Ireland) IRELAND TO CORSICA, French Air Union's first acceptance of British mail for the direct London-Marseilles-Ajaccio service , bs 17/5. The special airmail rate for mail flown on this service to the South of  France, departments of Bouche du Rhone, Var and Alpes Martimes was 3d per 1/2oz.  For other parts of France, including this rare cover to Corsica, the special rate was 4d per 1.2 oz. Grey green cover prepared by Smye, franked 4d + 1/2d, canc Baile Atha Cliath 14 MY 29. See Newall #29.07b. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1927, May 14
Est. price: £375.00
Category: Ireland

Description: IRELAND TO CORSICA, French Air Union's first acceptance of British mail for the direct London-Marseilles-Ajaccio service , bs 17/5. The special airmail rate for mail flown on this service to the South of France, departments of Bouche du Rhone, Var and Alpes Martimes was 3d per 1/2oz. For other parts of France, including this rare cover to Corsica, the special rate was 4d per 1.2 oz. Grey green cover prepared by Smye, franked 4d + 1/2d, canc Baile Atha Cliath 14 MY 29. See Newall #29.07b. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 97

(French Cameroons) Trans Saharan Airmail, Douala (Cameroon) to Marseille, bs 24/5/35 Gare Avion, via Cotonau (Dahomey) 17/5, Compagnie Francaise de l'Afrique Occidentale printed cover franked 1 F50 postage + 3F air surcharge, green blue/black airmail etiquette, ms ?Via Cotonau?. Flown from Cotonau to Niamey by Compagnie Generale Transsahararienne, then by Air Afrique to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille. An interesting cover in fine condition and with good routing.

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Date: 1935, May 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Trans Saharan Airmail, Douala (Cameroon) to Marseille, bs 24/5/35 Gare Avion, via Cotonau (Dahomey) 17/5, Compagnie Francaise de l'Afrique Occidentale printed cover franked 1 F50 postage + 3F air surcharge, green blue/black airmail etiquette, ms ?Via Cotonau?. Flown from Cotonau to Niamey by Compagnie Generale Transsahararienne, then by Air Afrique to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille. An interesting cover in fine condition and with good routing.
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Lot Number: 93

(France) WWII uncensored airmail Marseille to Lome, Togo, bs 15/2, franked 1F50 overseas postage and 3F50 air, ms 'AoF', likely Reseau Aerienne Francaise to Dakar, then Aeromaritime to Lome. Uncommon wartime destination with interesting routing. Image.

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Date: 1942, Feb 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: WWII uncensored airmail Marseille to Lome, Togo, bs 15/2, franked 1F50 overseas postage and 3F50 air, ms 'AoF', likely Reseau Aerienne Francaise to Dakar, then Aeromaritime to Lome. Uncommon wartime destination with interesting routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 90

(France) WWII censored airmail Toulouse to Jadotville, Belgian Congo, bs 28/6.via Marseille Gare Avion 5/6 and Elizabethville 27/6, franked 2F50 overseas postage and 9F air, canc Toulouse cds, sealed plain brown censor tape tied by black 'Censure Congo Belgique' censor mark. Interesting wartime item with good routing. Image.

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Date: 1940, Jun 2
Est. price: £30.00
Category: France

Description: WWII censored airmail Toulouse to Jadotville, Belgian Congo, bs 28/6.via Marseille Gare Avion 5/6 and Elizabethville 27/6, franked 2F50 overseas postage and 9F air, canc Toulouse cds, sealed plain brown censor tape tied by black 'Censure Congo Belgique' censor mark. Interesting wartime item with good routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 92

(France) Dual censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, plain cover franked 2F50 postage and 1F25 air, canc Ceyrat cds, sealed by French censor tape at Marseille and GB censor tape OBE 1119, ms 'Par Avion' cancelled with Marseille black double bar Jusqu'a. Image.

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Date: 1941, Sep 18
Est. price: £18.00
Category: France

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, plain cover franked 2F50 postage and 1F25 air, canc Ceyrat cds, sealed by French censor tape at Marseille and GB censor tape OBE 1119, ms 'Par Avion' cancelled with Marseille black double bar Jusqu'a. Image.
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Lot Number: 96

(France) Censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, airmail etiquette and 3x 2F stamps tied by Lyon/19th Sep/42 cds, sealed by GB PC90 OBE 3565 censor tape, ms 'To Marseille et Lisbon, by rail to Lisbon then by BOAC to Poole/Bristol.. Correctly rted 4F postage and 2F air surcharge. Image.

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Date: 1942, Sep 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Censored WWII airmail from Vichy France to England, airmail etiquette and 3x 2F stamps tied by Lyon/19th Sep/42 cds, sealed by GB PC90 OBE 3565 censor tape, ms 'To Marseille et Lisbon, by rail to Lisbon then by BOAC to Poole/Bristol.. Correctly rted 4F postage and 2F air surcharge. Image.
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Lot Number: 58

(Bermuda) RARE FIRST ACEPTANCE OF FRENCH MAIL FOR BERMUDA, Marseilles to Hamilton, bs 31/5, via New York bs 27/5, scarce 'Republic of France'/Trans-Atlantic First Flight cover, franked F12.25, canc Marseille 25-5-39, typed 'France-Bermuda', etiquette tied by Marseille-Gare ostmark, uncommon black official flight cachet. NOT LISTED in Clarke, and the first we have seen in 20 years. So it must be rare, if not the only one. A once in a lifetime item In superb condition.

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Date: 1939, May 25
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: RARE FIRST ACEPTANCE OF FRENCH MAIL FOR BERMUDA, Marseilles to Hamilton, bs 31/5, via New York bs 27/5, scarce 'Republic of France'/Trans-Atlantic First Flight cover, franked F12.25, canc Marseille 25-5-39, typed 'France-Bermuda', etiquette tied by Marseille-Gare ostmark, uncommon black official flight cachet. NOT LISTED in Clarke, and the first we have seen in 20 years. So it must be rare, if not the only one. A once in a lifetime item In superb condition.
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Lot Number: 54

(Belgium) Brussels to Elisabethville, 12/11, via Marseilles 1/11,  carried on the first accelerated Sabena Brussels to Elisabethville service via the NEW (via Stanleyville) schedule, registered (label) red/yellow/black stripe airmail cover franked 5F50, type "Via Air Afrique/Bruxelles-Paris-Alger-Elisabethville". Intended for 1st Air Afrique flight, but this was deferred for several weeks. So carried on the second Sabena flight. A nice historical item and one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1936, Oct 31
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Elisabethville, 12/11, via Marseilles 1/11, carried on the first accelerated Sabena Brussels to Elisabethville service via the NEW (via Stanleyville) schedule, registered (label) red/yellow/black stripe airmail cover franked 5F50, type "Via Air Afrique/Bruxelles-Paris-Alger-Elisabethville". Intended for 1st Air Afrique flight, but this was deferred for several weeks. So carried on the second Sabena flight. A nice historical item and one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 47

(Belgium) F/F Ostende-Paris-Marseille, bs 3/7, via, bs Paris Gare du Nord 1/7, tricolour commemorative cover franked 85c, Mu 105, 800. Image.

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Date: 1930, Jun 15
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Ostende-Paris-Marseille, bs 3/7, via, bs Paris Gare du Nord 1/7, tricolour commemorative cover franked 85c, Mu 105, 800. Image.
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Lot Number: 41

(Belgian Congo) FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL FOR SWITZERLAND, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL FOR SWITZERLAND, for carriage on the accelerated Sabena service from Elisabethville-Brussels, Jadotville to Berne via Elisabethville 29/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 6F05, blue return first flight cachet, airmail etiquette cancelled by Marseilles black three line Jusqu'a, then speedy rail service to Switzerland. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 12

('Alex Newall covers selected for his personal collection and  with descriptions taken from his original sheets) BAGHDAD - CAIRO, (Basra)-Baghdad-Gaza-Cairo (9-1-27). First flight, Imperial Airways take over the 'Desert Route' from the 216th Squadron of the Royal Air Force. Service linking with P&O Liners Port Said-Marseilles. 6 annas inclusive rate to Britain. Ref #27.01d, A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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Date: 1927, Jan 7
Est. price: £100.00
Category: 'Alex Newall covers selected for his personal collection and with descriptions taken from his original sheets

Description: BAGHDAD - CAIRO, (Basra)-Baghdad-Gaza-Cairo (9-1-27). First flight, Imperial Airways take over the 'Desert Route' from the 216th Squadron of the Royal Air Force. Service linking with P&O Liners Port Said-Marseilles. 6 annas inclusive rate to Britain. Ref #27.01d, A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.
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