Lot Number: 574

(Aviation Postal History) Great Western Railway air stamp, issued May 15, 1933.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: Great Western Railway air stamp, issued May 15, 1933.
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Lot Number: 403

(Singapore) Singapore to Toronto, Canada, dark blue/white 'Canada National Railways' corner imprint cover franked 25c per 1/2oz UK & Empire rate, blue/white airmail etiquette cancelled red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, typed 'By Imperial Airways/Singapore-London'.

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Date: 1936, Nov 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to Toronto, Canada, dark blue/white 'Canada National Railways' corner imprint cover franked 25c per 1/2oz UK & Empire rate, blue/white airmail etiquette cancelled red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, typed 'By Imperial Airways/Singapore-London'.
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Lot Number: 208

(GB Internal) F/F Great Western Railway daily air service, Plymouth to Birmingham, 22/5 arrival cds, plain cover franked GWR 3d Airway label tied green 'Plymouth North Road/15 May 1933/GWR' canc, small mail. Faint non invasive vertical crease, see scan.

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Date: 1933, May 15
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F Great Western Railway daily air service, Plymouth to Birmingham, 22/5 arrival cds, plain cover franked GWR 3d Airway label tied green 'Plymouth North Road/15 May 1933/GWR' canc, small mail. Faint non invasive vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 233

(GB Internal) Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. The route is confirmed in Francis Field's hand verso. Also included is a 350 word article 'Railway Strike 1955' with info on the four emergency mail routes and a map reprinted from 'The Aero Field'.

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Date: 1955, Jun 11
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. The route is confirmed in Francis Field's hand verso. Also included is a 350 word article 'Railway Strike 1955' with info on the four emergency mail routes and a map reprinted from 'The Aero Field'.
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Lot Number: 214

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, postcard flown from Liverpool to Cowes, bs 24/9, franked FDI GV 1d photogravure stamp. Cards are uncommon.

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Date: 1934, Sep 24
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, postcard flown from Liverpool to Cowes, bs 24/9, franked FDI GV 1d photogravure stamp. Cards are uncommon.
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Lot Number: 213

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).
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Lot Number: 215

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

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Date: 1934, Nov 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.
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Lot Number: 219

(GB Internal) WARTIME SERVICES TO IRELAND. On 13th September 1939 all airmail services were suspended due to the declaration of war. On 1st August 1941 RAS opened a mail carrying service between Belfast and Liverpool with the addition of a 3d air fee. Hence the inclusive charge  of 5 1/2d on this cover from sent from Ballymena to Hampshire. Few such items survived - it was wartime and there were no  distinguishing marks. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, p 72,73.

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Date: 1942, May 25
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: WARTIME SERVICES TO IRELAND. On 13th September 1939 all airmail services were suspended due to the declaration of war. On 1st August 1941 RAS opened a mail carrying service between Belfast and Liverpool with the addition of a 3d air fee. Hence the inclusive charge of 5 1/2d on this cover from sent from Ballymena to Hampshire. Few such items survived - it was wartime and there were no distinguishing marks. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, p 72,73.
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Lot Number: 124

(Flying boat flights) Indo-China to France, VIETNAM TO MARSEILLE via SAIGON, originating Hai- Phong/Tonkin 26/3/31 cds and carried to Saigon bs 30/3 on the partly constructed  Trans-Indochina railway, hence the option of acceleration and the 'Service Accelere' label (see below). Then flown on the fortnightly Air Orient service leaving Saigon bs 3/4 and arriving Marseilles bs 12/4. CAMS FLYING BOATS were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIb planes between Karachi and Saigon. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover having a red/black airmail etiquette with black cross control mark applied by the Bureau de Saigon (used until 30/6/31) testifying the franking was correct. Also a red/black 'Service Accelere' label used from 1929 to April 1936 to permit acceleration of letters between Saigon and Hanoi over, as yet, un built sections of the Transindochinese railway. The duration of the journey was less than 3 days and the postal surcharge was 5 cents, but this was not always applied, see Picirilli p80. A Correctly RATED 66c (60c air charge + 6c colonial). A super cover with great routing.

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Date: 1931, Jan 26
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Flying boat flights

Description: Indo-China to France, VIETNAM TO MARSEILLE via SAIGON, originating Hai- Phong/Tonkin 26/3/31 cds and carried to Saigon bs 30/3 on the partly constructed Trans-Indochina railway, hence the option of acceleration and the 'Service Accelere' label (see below). Then flown on the fortnightly Air Orient service leaving Saigon bs 3/4 and arriving Marseilles bs 12/4. CAMS FLYING BOATS were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIb planes between Karachi and Saigon. The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s, operated by Aeropostale, Air Orient and Air Union. Plain cover having a red/black airmail etiquette with black cross control mark applied by the Bureau de Saigon (used until 30/6/31) testifying the franking was correct. Also a red/black 'Service Accelere' label used from 1929 to April 1936 to permit acceleration of letters between Saigon and Hanoi over, as yet, un built sections of the Transindochinese railway. The duration of the journey was less than 3 days and the postal surcharge was 5 cents, but this was not always applied, see Picirilli p80. A Correctly RATED 66c (60c air charge + 6c colonial). A super cover with great routing.
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