Lot Number: 182

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/9.15pm 31 Oct 1034. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Belfast and Liverpool see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

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Date: 1934, Nov 1
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, new timetable Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/9.15pm 31 Oct 1034. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Ireland, and the first time that RAS carried mail between Belfast and Liverpool see Redgrove p71. A discerning addition to an RAS collection.

Lot Number: 379

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Rare commercial airmail  PALESTINE TO INDIA, JERUSALEM TO RAMNA, by Palestine Railway to Gaza, then by Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 234 which left Gaza 20/9 on Satyrus,  arriving Karachi 22/9 on Hannibal, and on by surface to Ramna 26/9. Plain cover franked 18mls, etiquette cancelled by black framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/22 Sep' hs. On this flight Satyrus made a record flight across the Mediterranean from Greece to Egypt in 4 1/2 hours, see wingent p103.

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Date: 1933, Sep 19
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Rare commercial airmail PALESTINE TO INDIA, JERUSALEM TO RAMNA, by Palestine Railway to Gaza, then by Imperial Airways eastbound service IE 234 which left Gaza 20/9 on Satyrus, arriving Karachi 22/9 on Hannibal, and on by surface to Ramna 26/9. Plain cover franked 18mls, etiquette cancelled by black framed 'Karachi/Cancelled/22 Sep' hs. On this flight Satyrus made a record flight across the Mediterranean from Greece to Egypt in 4 1/2 hours, see wingent p103.