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 £85.00
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.

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 £68.00
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.

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 £170.00
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).

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 £8.50
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.