Lot Number: 530

(Ephemera) Kingsford Smith's Pacific flight. Four original newspaper cuttings, one announcing his intention to fly the Pacific Oct 5, 1934, another reporting his departure from Brisbane Oct 21, 1934, another announcing his arrival at Suva and his onward flight to Honolulu Oct 22, 1934, and finally his arrival at Oakland, CA and including a small map of the route, Nov 3, 1934, c650 words total.

Click for full-size views

Date: Newspaper cuttings
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Kingsford Smith's Pacific flight. Four original newspaper cuttings, one announcing his intention to fly the Pacific Oct 5, 1934, another reporting his departure from Brisbane Oct 21, 1934, another announcing his arrival at Suva and his onward flight to Honolulu Oct 22, 1934, and finally his arrival at Oakland, CA and including a small map of the route, Nov 3, 1934, c650 words total.
Bid:

Lot Number: 521

(World War II) Censored WWII airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Sydney to New York, imprint etiquette cover. franked 4 x1/- Lyre bird, correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, violet diamond Australia 1103 censor mark, black 'California Clipper' hs. Flown by Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1941, Oct 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: World War II

Description: Censored WWII airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Sydney to New York, imprint etiquette cover. franked 4 x1/- Lyre bird, correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, violet diamond Australia 1103 censor mark, black 'California Clipper' hs. Flown by Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
Bid:

Lot Number: 491

(United States) Underpaid airmail from USN Heavy Cruiser serving in the Pacific theatre in the early years of WWII,  franked 20c air canc 'U.S.S'JUN 21/1941/CHICAGO, also 2x10c PD's applied at at Wilmington, and 'Via Trans-Pacific/Air Mail' and 'Postage Due (ms 20) cents' hand stamps. Could have been posted from Canton or Medway, see Boyle p36.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1941, Jun 21
Est. price: £40.00
Category: United States

Description: Underpaid airmail from USN Heavy Cruiser serving in the Pacific theatre in the early years of WWII, franked 20c air canc 'U.S.S'JUN 21/1941/CHICAGO, also 2x10c PD's applied at at Wilmington, and 'Via Trans-Pacific/Air Mail' and 'Postage Due (ms 20) cents' hand stamps. Could have been posted from Canton or Medway, see Boyle p36.
Bid:

Lot Number: 490

(United States) Airmail addressed to Washington franked 50c air canc fine strike 'USS BLACK HAWK/4 JUN/1941/ASIATIC STATION'', also fine strike framed magenta 'TransPacific/Air-Mail'. Black Hawk was a destroyer tender based at Pearl Harour then Okinawa.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1941, Jun 4
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: Airmail addressed to Washington franked 50c air canc fine strike 'USS BLACK HAWK/4 JUN/1941/ASIATIC STATION'', also fine strike framed magenta 'TransPacific/Air-Mail'. Black Hawk was a destroyer tender based at Pearl Harour then Okinawa.
Bid:

Lot Number: 486

(United States) Inauguration of the first airmail flight across the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco - Honolulu, bs 23/11, uncommon and attractive airmail cover with inset B&W photo of 'The China Clipper', franked 70c air, official green flight cachet verso. Flown by Ed Musik.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1935, Nov 22
Est. price: £15.00
Category: United States

Description: Inauguration of the first airmail flight across the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco - Honolulu, bs 23/11, uncommon and attractive airmail cover with inset B&W photo of 'The China Clipper', franked 70c air, official green flight cachet verso. Flown by Ed Musik.
Bid:

Lot Number: 483

(United States) Pacific Survey Flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and Return by Pan Am, long 6c postal stationery envelope with machine cancellation, on reverse arrival datestamp of April 17, 6c affixed and tied by Honolulu cancellation of April 22 and a further 6c added upon arrival and tied by San Francisco cancellation of April 23, both outward (red) and return (blue) cachets below and signed by the pilot 'Edwin Musick', fine and scarce as only a few carried on the round trip (AAMC 1230).

Click for full-size views

Date: 1935, Apr 16
Est. price: £60.00
Category: United States

Description: Pacific Survey Flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and Return by Pan Am, long 6c postal stationery envelope with machine cancellation, on reverse arrival datestamp of April 17, 6c affixed and tied by Honolulu cancellation of April 22 and a further 6c added upon arrival and tied by San Francisco cancellation of April 23, both outward (red) and return (blue) cachets below and signed by the pilot 'Edwin Musick', fine and scarce as only a few carried on the round trip (AAMC 1230).
Bid:

Lot Number: 488

(United States) Pan Am F/F FAM 19, Los Angeles to Honolulu, b/s,blue cachet, uncommon printed "First Flight/Los Angeles to Canton Island/South Pacific Air Mail Route" souvenir cover.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1940, Jul 12
Est. price: £8.00
Category: United States

Description: Pan Am F/F FAM 19, Los Angeles to Honolulu, b/s,blue cachet, uncommon printed "First Flight/Los Angeles to Canton Island/South Pacific Air Mail Route" souvenir cover.
Bid:

Lot Number: 410

(Ship to Shore) First Pacific Coast Ship to Shore Air Mail Transfer, uplifted from the 'City of Los Angeles' by the Goodyear airship 'Volunteer' and delivered to San Pedro PO for OAT/surface to South Africa, franked at 5c for the air mail fee and 4c for the surface rate to South Africa, 'Air Mail' cancelled with violet double bar Jusqu'a at New York, large green ship-shore transfer cachet verso, mail to overseas destinations is scarce. Neat 5mm lh edge trim, otherwise fine.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1931, Jun 12
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ship to Shore

Description: First Pacific Coast Ship to Shore Air Mail Transfer, uplifted from the 'City of Los Angeles' by the Goodyear airship 'Volunteer' and delivered to San Pedro PO for OAT/surface to South Africa, franked at 5c for the air mail fee and 4c for the surface rate to South Africa, 'Air Mail' cancelled with violet double bar Jusqu'a at New York, large green ship-shore transfer cachet verso, mail to overseas destinations is scarce. Neat 5mm lh edge trim, otherwise fine.
Bid:

Lot Number: 244

(Hawaii) Johnston Island, Hawaii to Colarado Springs, airmail "Transpacific Airmal "cover with imprint Hawaii Coat of Arms, franked 30c, violet "Fee Claimed/Colo Springs, CO"

Click for full-size views

Date: 1941, Mar 26
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Hawaii

Description: Johnston Island, Hawaii to Colarado Springs, airmail "Transpacific Airmal "cover with imprint Hawaii Coat of Arms, franked 30c, violet "Fee Claimed/Colo Springs, CO"
Bid:

Lot Number: 234

(Germany) Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5).  A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1941, Jan 8
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Germany

Description: Germany to USA, flown by LATI, rare double rate censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Berlin to New York, uncommon red Berlin 8 1 41 455rpf machine cancel, typed "Mit Luftpost uber Sudamerika", ms "8g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, also small German framed number censor marks. Correctly rated 450rpf for double rate Germany to USA via LATI (2x 215rpf air fee + 25rpf basic, see Beith p38). Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, FAM 6 to Buenos Aires, then Panagra Pacific coast route to USA (see ?Pacific route endorsement below etiquette) and on to Cristobal for exchange of airlines, FAM 8 to Brownsville, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda (FAM 18) and Jamaica (FAM 5). A superb exhibit item in particularly fine condition.
Bid:

Lot Number: 114

(Chinese Macau) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, Macau to San Francisco, violet Macao-USA flight cachet, "par avion" hs, Pan Am.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Chinese Macau

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, Macau to San Francisco, violet Macao-USA flight cachet, "par avion" hs, Pan Am.
Bid:

Lot Number: 113

(Chinese Macau) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, 'Hong Kong' Clipper, Macao to Manila, violet circular receiver, violet 'Macau to USA' flight cachet, airmail cover with map of route, franked 1936 'Avaio' opt set  of 6,

Click for full-size views

Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Chinese Macau

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, 'Hong Kong' Clipper, Macao to Manila, violet circular receiver, violet 'Macau to USA' flight cachet, airmail cover with map of route, franked 1936 'Avaio' opt set of 6,
Bid:

Lot Number: 39

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet  two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1942, Feb 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.
Bid:

Lot Number: 38

(Australia) Wartime airmail, 'air all the way' Australia to Canada, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Double Bay/NSW to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to CANADA, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US/Canadian internal air service to Ottawa (Boyle p860). This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1940, Oct 23
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, 'air all the way' Australia to Canada, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Double Bay/NSW to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to CANADA, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US/Canadian internal air service to Ottawa (Boyle p860). This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
Bid:

Lot Number: 35

(Australia) WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways.  An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways. An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.
Bid:

Lot Number: 43

(Australia) Australia to England, air letter sent by Maritime Mail from the British Pacific Fleet, Sydney, Australia to Leeds POA 'Leeds/20 Dec/1945, large red 'Maritime Mail' cachet. Interestng contents.

Click for full-size views

Date: 1945, Dec 10
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to England, air letter sent by Maritime Mail from the British Pacific Fleet, Sydney, Australia to Leeds POA 'Leeds/20 Dec/1945, large red 'Maritime Mail' cachet. Interestng contents.
Bid: