Lot Number: 247

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services first wartime airmail Liverpool to Belfast for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette cover franked 3d canc Caernarvon 31 Aug 1941 cds, typed 'Per First Air Mail/War Time Service/England Northern Ireland''. Sent by rail to Speke airport and flown in a Dragon Rapide DH 89 G-AFFF by a pilot released from the RAF. The service qualified for an Air Ministry subsidy and the GPO bore the cost less the amount of the subsidy and revenue from passengers who were carried subject to space allowed by the mail. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, 1987. Great item for the exhibit.

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Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services first wartime airmail Liverpool to Belfast for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette cover franked 3d canc Caernarvon 31 Aug 1941 cds, typed 'Per First Air Mail/War Time Service/England Northern Ireland''. Sent by rail to Speke airport and flown in a Dragon Rapide DH 89 G-AFFF by a pilot released from the RAF. The service qualified for an Air Ministry subsidy and the GPO bore the cost less the amount of the subsidy and revenue from passengers who were carried subject to space allowed by the mail. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, 1987. Great item for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 377

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Commercial South American "P. A. G. A. I. "  airmail Ecuador , Guayaquil, early commercial example of FAM 9 mail  flown by Pan American Grace Airways lnc. demonstrated  by  the very  scarce violet  boxed  ' P.A.G.A.1 cachet,  used  on  genuine  commercial mail, first introduced  for use  on air  mail on  the   5th of  May 1929.  Letter from Guayaquil  to Cristobal  Canal  Zone )  by a  "  SIKORSKY. S. 383. - seaplane,  transferred to Steam Ship  service from  Colon  to Southampton, then  by  railway service   to London.  Airmail & surface postage, charged at 16 centavos per  10 grams from   Ecuador  to Cristobal [Canal   Zone)  to the  United  Kingdom.

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Date: 1929, Aug 11
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial South American "P. A. G. A. I. " airmail Ecuador , Guayaquil, early commercial example of FAM 9 mail flown by Pan American Grace Airways lnc. demonstrated by the very scarce violet boxed ' P.A.G.A.1 cachet, used on genuine commercial mail, first introduced for use on air mail on the 5th of May 1929. Letter from Guayaquil to Cristobal Canal Zone ) by a " SIKORSKY. S. 383. - seaplane, transferred to Steam Ship service from Colon to Southampton, then by railway service to London. Airmail & surface postage, charged at 16 centavos per 10 grams from Ecuador to Cristobal [Canal Zone) to the United Kingdom.
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Lot Number: 21

(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: 132

(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: 17

(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: 232

(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: £165.00
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: 233

(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: £16.00
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: 235

(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: 264

(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. Includeed are a neat hand drawn map, and info on the four emergency mail routes.

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Date: 1955, Jun 11
Est. price: £40.00
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. Includeed are a neat hand drawn map, and info on the four emergency mail routes.
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Lot Number: 231

(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: £60.00
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: 584

(Ephemera) Westand Wessex, three engined monopane, Imperial Airways , operating GWR Railway Air Service routes, B&W photograph from an original negative clearly showing the plane's registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Westand Wessex, three engined monopane, Imperial Airways , operating GWR Railway Air Service routes, B&W photograph from an original negative clearly showing the plane's registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.
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Lot Number: 558

(Ephemera) Railway Air Services 5/- ticket for Pleasure Flight, specimen.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Railway Air Services 5/- ticket for Pleasure Flight, specimen.
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Lot Number: 236

(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: 617

(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: 628

(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: 600

(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: 601

(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: 618

(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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