Lot Number: 362

(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.

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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.
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Lot Number: 348

(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.

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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.
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Lot Number: 347

(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.

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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.
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Lot Number: 260

(Philippines) FIRST AIRMAIL/UNITED STATES/CHINA, Pacific Clipper Flight, F/F FAM 14, Hong Kong Clipper, Manila to Honolulu, b/s, Pan Am. Uncommon Roessler check border cover with cover with green 'Special Dcelivery' cachet.

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Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Philippines

Description: FIRST AIRMAIL/UNITED STATES/CHINA, Pacific Clipper Flight, F/F FAM 14, Hong Kong Clipper, Manila to Honolulu, b/s, Pan Am. Uncommon Roessler check border cover with cover with green 'Special Dcelivery' cachet.
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Lot Number: 248

(New Zealand) Capt. Musik, Pan Am 'Samoa Clipper', Trans-Pacific Survey Flight #2, New Zealand to Pago Pago, bs 1/1/38, souvenir cover, franked 6d, canc Auckland 31/12 cds, red framed fight cachet. 31st Dec is last known date and is relatively scarce.

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Date: 1937, Dec 31
Est. price: £18.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Capt. Musik, Pan Am 'Samoa Clipper', Trans-Pacific Survey Flight #2, New Zealand to Pago Pago, bs 1/1/38, souvenir cover, franked 6d, canc Auckland 31/12 cds, red framed fight cachet. 31st Dec is last known date and is relatively scarce.
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Lot Number: 128

(Flying Boats) 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.

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

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.
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