Lot Number: 739

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services Ltd, "Railway Air Services Winter Season 1935-36, London-B'ham, B'ham-Manchester, Stoke on Trent-Blackpool, Manchester-Liverpool,  Blackpool-IOM and Belfast-Glasgow service, original official company timetable listing departure and arrival times, ticket regulations, passenger and freight fares, booking facilities and air/rail combined fares, red/white/green, 6pp 1pp, 9x22cm.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services Ltd, "Railway Air Services Winter Season 1935-36, London-B'ham, B'ham-Manchester, Stoke on Trent-Blackpool, Manchester-Liverpool, Blackpool-IOM and Belfast-Glasgow service, original official company timetable listing departure and arrival times, ticket regulations, passenger and freight fares, booking facilities and air/rail combined fares, red/white/green, 6pp 1pp, 9x22cm.
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Lot Number: 748

(Ephemera) UK Internal Airlines 1933, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight label (one flight only), and Great Western Railway 3d label. Displayed on album page.Image.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: UK Internal Airlines 1933, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight label (one flight only), and Great Western Railway 3d label. Displayed on album page.Image.
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Lot Number: 728

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services, GPO notice giving rotes, times and postal rates for the airmail service from Bristol beginning 20/8/1934, 1pp, 24x18cm.

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Date: Post Office Notices
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services, GPO notice giving rotes, times and postal rates for the airmail service from Bristol beginning 20/8/1934, 1pp, 24x18cm.
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Lot Number: 729

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services, GPO notice giving rotes, times and postal rates for the airmail service from Liverpool beginning 20/8/1934, 1pp, 24x18cm.

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Date: Post Office Notices
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services, GPO notice giving rotes, times and postal rates for the airmail service from Liverpool beginning 20/8/1934, 1pp, 24x18cm.
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Lot Number: 740

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services Ltd, timetable detailing new accelerated Glasgow-London service to facilitate travel to the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow.

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services Ltd, timetable detailing new accelerated Glasgow-London service to facilitate travel to the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow.
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Lot Number: 488

(Recovered/Salvaged Mail) Crash at Sandoway River, Burma 7/6/31 of Air Orient plane, Fokker FVIIb, PH-AEO, of the Saigon-Marseilles service, which departed Saigon 5/6/31 and crashed into the Sandoway River, near Akyab, on 7/6. Plane destroyed but  portion of mail survived and was sent to Marseilles arriving 2/7. Blue/red imprint 'Par Avion' registered cover from this flight addressed to Paris, originating Vietnam Hai- Phong/Tonkin 1/6/31 cds and carried to Saigon bs 4/6 on the (under construction) Trans-Indochina railway hence the option of acceleration and the 'Service Accelere' imprint (see Picirilli p80), also the cachet 'COURRIER ACCIDENTE LE 7 JUIN 1931' on the front applied by the French postal authorities in Paris. The cover is franked F1.41 which is the correct RATE for a 2x 60c/10g air fee  plus 6c colonial plus 15c registration. A superb exhibit ready item in fine condition, ex Proud.

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Date: 1931, Jun 7
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged Mail

Description: Crash at Sandoway River, Burma 7/6/31 of Air Orient plane, Fokker FVIIb, PH-AEO, of the Saigon-Marseilles service, which departed Saigon 5/6/31 and crashed into the Sandoway River, near Akyab, on 7/6. Plane destroyed but portion of mail survived and was sent to Marseilles arriving 2/7. Blue/red imprint 'Par Avion' registered cover from this flight addressed to Paris, originating Vietnam Hai- Phong/Tonkin 1/6/31 cds and carried to Saigon bs 4/6 on the (under construction) Trans-Indochina railway hence the option of acceleration and the 'Service Accelere' imprint (see Picirilli p80), also the cachet 'COURRIER ACCIDENTE LE 7 JUIN 1931' on the front applied by the French postal authorities in Paris. The cover is franked F1.41 which is the correct RATE for a 2x 60c/10g air fee plus 6c colonial plus 15c registration. A superb exhibit ready item in fine condition, ex Proud.
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Lot Number: 301

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield 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. 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: £200.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield 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. 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: 317

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 2/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

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Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, inauguration of new service from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 2/9, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.
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Lot Number: 302

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope  unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.
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Lot Number: 304

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Liverpool service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Service/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham.

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Date: 1934, Sep 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Liverpool service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Service/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham.
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Lot Number: 300

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £80.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.
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Lot Number: 305

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' cachet 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 first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' cachet 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: 170

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, HANOI to DORDOGNE, carried on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted 9/6, left Saigon bs 10/6 and arrived Marseilles bs 19/6. By Indochina Railway to Saigon, landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and  flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, blue grey/black etiquette, ms 'Par Avion', black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all Tonkin letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee + 5c/0-20g ordinary. Great routing.

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Date: 1932, Jun 9
Est. price: £40.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, HANOI to DORDOGNE, carried on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted 9/6, left Saigon bs 10/6 and arrived Marseilles bs 19/6. By Indochina Railway to Saigon, landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, blue grey/black etiquette, ms 'Par Avion', black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all Tonkin letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee + 5c/0-20g ordinary. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 165

(French Indochina) 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 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIb planes between Karachi and Saigon. 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: £75.00
Category: French Indochina

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 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIb planes between Karachi and Saigon. 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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Lot Number: 40

(Collections) Railway Air Service, fine collection of 20 first flights, 18 with back stamps, all fine official covers and no duplication. Image shows five from this collection. Image.

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Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: Railway Air Service, fine collection of 20 first flights, 18 with back stamps, all fine official covers and no duplication. Image shows five from this collection. Image.
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Lot Number: 42

(Collections) Railway Air Services, 20/8/1934, five first flights on official covers , all fine, no duplication. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover in the lot.

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Est. price: £20.00
Category: Collections

Description: Railway Air Services, 20/8/1934, five first flights on official covers , all fine, no duplication. See the website for a front and back scan of each cover in the lot.
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Lot Number: 26

(Collections) Great Britain  Railways Air Service, 1934 ten first flights, all official covers, Cowes to Birmingham, and Manchester, Plymouth to Cardiff and Liverpool, Manchester to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cowes, Bristol to Birmingham and Cowes, Cardiff to Bristol, all fine. Image.

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Est. price: £45.00
Category: Collections

Description: Great Britain Railways Air Service, 1934 ten first flights, all official covers, Cowes to Birmingham, and Manchester, Plymouth to Cardiff and Liverpool, Manchester to Birmingham, Birmingham to Cowes, Bristol to Birmingham and Cowes, Cardiff to Bristol, all fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 41

(Collections) Railway Air Services Ltd. An intriguing group of 4 covers addressed to the well-known collector, Dr G. W.N. Joseph, c/o the Postmaster Surveyor Glasgow, comprising two registered covers from Liverpool each franked 4 1/2d and canc 3rd  February 1936, and two ordinary covers each franked 1 1/2d,, one from London canc 3rd February, and the other from Liverpool canc 11th February. All flown after the termination. Image.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Railway Air Services Ltd. An intriguing group of 4 covers addressed to the well-known collector, Dr G. W.N. Joseph, c/o the Postmaster Surveyor Glasgow, comprising two registered covers from Liverpool each franked 4 1/2d and canc 3rd February 1936, and two ordinary covers each franked 1 1/2d,, one from London canc 3rd February, and the other from Liverpool canc 11th February. All flown after the termination. Image.
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