Lot Number: 379

(Ephemera) Air Orient France-Syria-Indochina-China service, lists for 24 destinations en route - air surcharge from Marseilles and time gained over previous service. Collector's photocopy of original dated 1st March 1933.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Air Orient France-Syria-Indochina-China service, lists for 24 destinations en route - air surcharge from Marseilles and time gained over previous service. Collector's photocopy of original dated 1st March 1933.
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Lot Number: 245

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) France to Egypt, PARIS TO CAIRO on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted Paris 13/7 cds,  leaving Marseilles 14/7, carried by flying boat to Beirut 15/7, and (likely) on by air to Cairo bs 16/7. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, franked F5.50 for likely carriage 'all the way' by air to include Lebanon to Marseille F3/10g air fee + 50c/0-20/g colonial. Good routing.

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

Description: France to Egypt, PARIS TO CAIRO on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted Paris 13/7 cds, leaving Marseilles 14/7, carried by flying boat to Beirut 15/7, and (likely) on by air to Cairo bs 16/7. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, franked F5.50 for likely carriage 'all the way' by air to include Lebanon to Marseille F3/10g air fee + 50c/0-20/g colonial. Good routing.
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Lot Number: 249

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

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

Description: Airmail India to Morocco, KARACHI to TANGIER, carried on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW 190 by 'Hadrian' which left Karachi 23/11 cds, via Galilee 27/11 on 'Sylvanus' arriving one day late at Paris 29/11 on 'Heracles'. By French airline to Marseilles, bs 30/11 and on to Morocco bs BPO Tangier 2/12 and , readdressed to UK. Airmail etiquette cover with embossed green logo on flap RATED 9 1/2 annas Some rough top edge opening..
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Lot Number: 195

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

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

Description: PILOT SIGNED 'CASTOR' Interrupted FIRST FLIGHT flight, SOUTHAMPTON TO ALEXANDRIA bs 10/2. Carried by IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA EASTBOUND SERVICE IE 521. Cover posted London 5/2/37, departed Southampton 6/2 on 'CASTOR' but returned after 10 mins with oiled up spark plug; unable to depart next day due to gales. She then encountered bad weather in the Rhone valley which required a deviation to Hourtin and again at Marseilles from where she departed 2 days late, arriving Alexandria 1 day late, see Wingent p191. plain cover franked KE VIII 1/2d, 1d, 2 1/2d, typed ''1st Regular Flying Boat/Service by Castor', and signed by the pilot commander H.W.C.ALGER. Also original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Castor' taking off. SCARCE item in exhibition condition
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Lot Number: 91

(French Indochina) Indo-China to Switzerland, SAIGON TO RORSCHACH by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 19/2 arriving Marseille 27/2, delivered 28/2 (b/s). Registered (label) blue/grey 'Via Air Orient cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked 60c for 15c UPU, 15c registration and 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Feb 18
Est. price: £40.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to Switzerland, SAIGON TO RORSCHACH by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 19/2 arriving Marseille 27/2, delivered 28/2 (b/s). Registered (label) blue/grey 'Via Air Orient cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked 60c for 15c UPU, 15c registration and 30c air fee.
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