Lot Number: 744

(Ephemera) Oskar Bider, rare block of six 1913 poster stamp labels Alpenflug Bern Mailand, original undistrurbed gum, very fine.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Oskar Bider, rare block of six 1913 poster stamp labels Alpenflug Bern Mailand, original undistrurbed gum, very fine.
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Lot Number: 737

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways European Summer Timetable, published March 1938, twelve blue/ light blue/white pages,  22x20cm, containing  timetables for England to France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Scandinavia, also through fares, connections and departure times for approximately 80 European destinations. A scarce item, rarely seen and in fine condition. Image..

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways European Summer Timetable, published March 1938, twelve blue/ light blue/white pages, 22x20cm, containing timetables for England to France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Scandinavia, also through fares, connections and departure times for approximately 80 European destinations. A scarce item, rarely seen and in fine condition. Image..
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Lot Number: 743

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways, rare baggage label, c1939, black/yellow, 12x13cm, issued for the Atlantic Route. One of the last labels issued by Imperial Airways before it became part of BOAC on the outbreak of WW II, on September 3, 1939.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways, rare baggage label, c1939, black/yellow, 12x13cm, issued for the Atlantic Route. One of the last labels issued by Imperial Airways before it became part of BOAC on the outbreak of WW II, on September 3, 1939.
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Lot Number: 587

(South Africa) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service,  Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked  4d x2 +1d South Africa stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union".  See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £225.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked 4d x2 +1d South Africa stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 577

(Singapore) Incoming from Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.

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Date: 1941, May 27
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Incoming from Argentia to the Middle East Theatre of War, WWII censored airmail addressed to the 8th Battalion Kings Africa Rifles, Base Army Post Office, ED (East Africa) then forwarded to 'Middle East Forces", franked 1P and 30c (a further smaller low denomination stamp appears to be missing) canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed plain brown Singapore censor tape tied by violet three line Singapore "Passed By/Censor 240/A" censor mark, violet two line "To Be Forwarded By/Air From Singapore" hand stamp. On the original bill of sale from Francis Field dated 2/2/1943, which accompanies this item, FJF has written "Argentina May 1941, a cover by secret route across the Pacific-Indian Ocean-Africa to MEF, probably unique". A rare item that would benefit from reassessment by a WWII expert.
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Lot Number: 547

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Airmail Saudi Arabia to South Africa, MEDINA to DURBAN. Likely c800 miles (4 days) by sea from Yanbu to Port Taufiq bs 9.15am 13/12, then 200 miles by rail to Alexandria bs 7.30pm 13/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound all-flying boat service DS153 on 'Cameron' which departed one day late on 17/12 and arrived Durban one day late on 20/12. Imperial Airways imprint etiquette cover and winged logo cover, pink/black Arabic/French text rated RARE by Mair, sealed with narrow white strip along lh edge, franked 1934 5g x5, and 1/2g, and 1938 1/8g canc Medina cds, date illegible. Ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1938, Dec 10
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail Saudi Arabia to South Africa, MEDINA to DURBAN. Likely c800 miles (4 days) by sea from Yanbu to Port Taufiq bs 9.15am 13/12, then 200 miles by rail to Alexandria bs 7.30pm 13/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound all-flying boat service DS153 on 'Cameron' which departed one day late on 17/12 and arrived Durban one day late on 20/12. Imperial Airways imprint etiquette cover and winged logo cover, pink/black Arabic/French text rated RARE by Mair, sealed with narrow white strip along lh edge, franked 1934 5g x5, and 1/2g, and 1938 1/8g canc Medina cds, date illegible. Ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 523

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC. Posted Tananarive 22/8 cds then carried by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 25/8 cds, then by the Messageries Maritmes paquebot 'Chantilly' to Dar es Salaam bs 29/8, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN130 plane  'Sylvanus' which left Nairobi 2/9 arriving Brindisi one day late bs 8/9. She should have arrived 7/9 but made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown, see Wingent p47). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with a violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqua. Then on by train to Paris 10/9, and delivered to Liginiac bs 13/9. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. Small non invasive stain verso, does not detract, see scan. An aerophilatelist's dream - a delayed flight, a scarce and complex itinerary, and  detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1933, Aug 22
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC. Posted Tananarive 22/8 cds then carried by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 25/8 cds, then by the Messageries Maritmes paquebot 'Chantilly' to Dar es Salaam bs 29/8, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN130 plane 'Sylvanus' which left Nairobi 2/9 arriving Brindisi one day late bs 8/9. She should have arrived 7/9 but made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown, see Wingent p47). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with a violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqua. Then on by train to Paris 10/9, and delivered to Liginiac bs 13/9. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. Small non invasive stain verso, does not detract, see scan. An aerophilatelist's dream - a delayed flight, a scarce and complex itinerary, and detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 527

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Madagascar to French Congo, ANTSIRANA to BRAZZAVILLE. Posted Antsirana 28/3 cds then carried by 90 miles by train to Tananarive bs 28/3, then 380 miles by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 5/4 cds, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot 'General Netzinger' to Dar es Salaam bs 9/4, then by WILSON AIRWAYS to Nairobi where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa southbound service AS 162 (Hadrian) which left Nairobi 10/4 for Broken Hill bs 12/4 via Dodoma bs 11/4. Then transferred to the AERO CLUB DU KATANGA service to Elizabethville bs 13/4, where offloaded and on by rail/river to Port Franqui, then likely SABENA internal service to Leopoldville bs 25/4, delivered Brazzaville bs 25/4. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, ms 'Par Avion' correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. An aerophilatelist's dream - an early airmail carried over land, sea and river, and by air involving three (possibly four) airlines; a scarce and complex itinerary; and  detailed route
 marks. Ex the late Ted Proud collection.

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Date: 1934, Mar 28
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to French Congo, ANTSIRANA to BRAZZAVILLE. Posted Antsirana 28/3 cds then carried by 90 miles by train to Tananarive bs 28/3, then 380 miles by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 5/4 cds, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot 'General Netzinger' to Dar es Salaam bs 9/4, then by WILSON AIRWAYS to Nairobi where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa southbound service AS 162 (Hadrian) which left Nairobi 10/4 for Broken Hill bs 12/4 via Dodoma bs 11/4. Then transferred to the AERO CLUB DU KATANGA service to Elizabethville bs 13/4, where offloaded and on by rail/river to Port Franqui, then likely SABENA internal service to Leopoldville bs 25/4, delivered Brazzaville bs 25/4. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, ms 'Par Avion' correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. An aerophilatelist's dream - an early airmail carried over land, sea and river, and by air involving three (possibly four) airlines; a scarce and complex itinerary; and detailed route marks. Ex the late Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 512

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) POLAND TO ETHIOPIA, WARSAW TO ADDIS ABABA. Departed Warsaw Airport (Warszawa 19 Port Lotincz/7.X.32) for Paris where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa India eastbound service IE185 which left Paris 8/10 arriving Galilee 11/10, then transferring to rail ds 'T.P.O Haifa-Rafa12 Oct 1932', arriving Port Said ds 13/10, then by sea to Djibouti and on by rail to Addis Ababa, 23/10  arrival date stamp. Registered (hs) cover, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Haifa' and a Polish 'Samolotem' (plane) hand stamp, and verso the remnants of a wax seal. RATED 7.50GR (ordinary postage was 50gr for the first 20 grams & 30gr for each additional, and registration was 60gr. We do not know the air fee.  The service IE185 was also the first to carry mail to connect with Tata & Sons first Karachi-Madras feeder service, flown 15&16 October. A cover in fine condition with truly rare routing, good research documentation and great provenance, which might be almost impossible to find again.

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Date: 1932, Oct 7
Est. price: £450.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: POLAND TO ETHIOPIA, WARSAW TO ADDIS ABABA. Departed Warsaw Airport (Warszawa 19 Port Lotincz/7.X.32) for Paris where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa India eastbound service IE185 which left Paris 8/10 arriving Galilee 11/10, then transferring to rail ds 'T.P.O Haifa-Rafa12 Oct 1932', arriving Port Said ds 13/10, then by sea to Djibouti and on by rail to Addis Ababa, 23/10 arrival date stamp. Registered (hs) cover, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Haifa' and a Polish 'Samolotem' (plane) hand stamp, and verso the remnants of a wax seal. RATED 7.50GR (ordinary postage was 50gr for the first 20 grams & 30gr for each additional, and registration was 60gr. We do not know the air fee. The service IE185 was also the first to carry mail to connect with Tata & Sons first Karachi-Madras feeder service, flown 15&16 October. A cover in fine condition with truly rare routing, good research documentation and great provenance, which might be almost impossible to find again.
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Lot Number: 509

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Delayed flight, FRANCE, PARIS TO ZANZIBAR. Joined  Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS79 which left Brindisi 2/9 on Scipio flying boat, Wadi Halfa 5/9 on C.Coventry,  Khartoum 6/9 on C. Alexandria flying boat after a delay of 24 hrs (reason unknown), and arrived Nairobi 8/9 via Malakal 7/9. Transferred to the Wilson Airways Nairobi-Mombasa-Tanga-Zanzibar service arriving the same day at Zanzibar 8/9 BS. Commercial corner cover ms 'Par Avion' RATED F13.50 canc Paris cds, tied grey blue/airmail etiquette and ms 'Par Avion'. A delayed/interrupted flight with scarce routing, good research documentation, great provenance, and in fine condition. A rare exhibit item.

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Date: 1932, Aug 31
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Delayed flight, FRANCE, PARIS TO ZANZIBAR. Joined Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS79 which left Brindisi 2/9 on Scipio flying boat, Wadi Halfa 5/9 on C.Coventry, Khartoum 6/9 on C. Alexandria flying boat after a delay of 24 hrs (reason unknown), and arrived Nairobi 8/9 via Malakal 7/9. Transferred to the Wilson Airways Nairobi-Mombasa-Tanga-Zanzibar service arriving the same day at Zanzibar 8/9 BS. Commercial corner cover ms 'Par Avion' RATED F13.50 canc Paris cds, tied grey blue/airmail etiquette and ms 'Par Avion'. A delayed/interrupted flight with scarce routing, good research documentation, great provenance, and in fine condition. A rare exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 395

(Interruptions and Accidents) India to Tanganyika, BOMBAY to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Karachi 14/11 on Imperial Airways westbound service IW293 arriving Cairo bs 16/11 where it transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS194 one day late because flying boat Sylvanus was delayed at Athens by headwinds. Printed commercial cover datestamped Bombay 12/11, backstamped Cairo 16/11 and Dar es Salaam 21/11.The AS194 Brindisi-Cairo section was scheduled to be flown in one day, but after Sylvanus arrived at Athens her departure was delayed by headwinds until next morning. The service continued to run one day late until departure from Salisbury on 22/11. The cover was off-loaded at Kisumu on the 20th and was then flown to Dar es Salaam the next day by Wilson Airways' Coastal Service. A truly rare three airline item with fantastic routing, refs Wingent ,and ex the Ted Proud 
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Date: 1934, Nov 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: India to Tanganyika, BOMBAY to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Karachi 14/11 on Imperial Airways westbound service IW293 arriving Cairo bs 16/11 where it transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS194 one day late because flying boat Sylvanus was delayed at Athens by headwinds. Printed commercial cover datestamped Bombay 12/11, backstamped Cairo 16/11 and Dar es Salaam 21/11.The AS194 Brindisi-Cairo section was scheduled to be flown in one day, but after Sylvanus arrived at Athens her departure was delayed by headwinds until next morning. The service continued to run one day late until departure from Salisbury on 22/11. The cover was off-loaded at Kisumu on the 20th and was then flown to Dar es Salaam the next day by Wilson Airways' Coastal Service. A truly rare three airline item with fantastic routing, refs Wingent ,and ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 394

(Interruptions and Accidents) Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120  'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.

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Date: 1933, Jun 15
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents

Description: Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120 'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.
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Lot Number: 380

(India) Airmail cover India to China, AMIRA KIDAL TO SHANGHAI, by the Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta c26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (b/s), on to Hanoi 2 /10 (b/s), delivered Shanghai 9 /11 (bs). Plain etiquette registered (label) cover addressed to the Eurasia Aviation Corporation Shanghai, ms 'By Air', franked 11 ½ As for 3 ½ A UPU rate 3A registration and 5 annas air fee to Indo-China. AMIRA KIDAL is a rare origin of great historical significance, see Wikipedia.

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Date: 1933, Sep 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: India

Description: Airmail cover India to China, AMIRA KIDAL TO SHANGHAI, by the Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta c26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (b/s), on to Hanoi 2 /10 (b/s), delivered Shanghai 9 /11 (bs). Plain etiquette registered (label) cover addressed to the Eurasia Aviation Corporation Shanghai, ms 'By Air', franked 11 ½ As for 3 ½ A UPU rate 3A registration and 5 annas air fee to Indo-China. AMIRA KIDAL is a rare origin of great historical significance, see Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 347

(Germany) SCADTA "Consular" one cover system, Germany to Colombia, Hamburg to Bogota, bs 2/2/33. , via Barranquilla, 29/12 , where a 30c Scadta "A" 1923 '12mm' consular opt was affixed well clear of other adhesives and cancelled with fine strike red 'Servicio/Scatda/Barranquila/31.XII 1925. The cover was then forwarded to Bogota. A plain cover franked Germany 25pf tied dated Hamburg 5.12.25 cds, black/green "Par Avion/Barranqulla-Neiva" etiquette issued in Berlin for customers in Germany and rated rare by Mair. The one cover system used a single envelope which had to include the appropriated national surface rate. This saved SCADTA time and money as they no longer had to affix the national stamp. Super early item.

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Date: 1925, Dec 5
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Germany

Description: SCADTA "Consular" one cover system, Germany to Colombia, Hamburg to Bogota, bs 2/2/33. , via Barranquilla, 29/12 , where a 30c Scadta "A" 1923 '12mm' consular opt was affixed well clear of other adhesives and cancelled with fine strike red 'Servicio/Scatda/Barranquila/31.XII 1925. The cover was then forwarded to Bogota. A plain cover franked Germany 25pf tied dated Hamburg 5.12.25 cds, black/green "Par Avion/Barranqulla-Neiva" etiquette issued in Berlin for customers in Germany and rated rare by Mair. The one cover system used a single envelope which had to include the appropriated national surface rate. This saved SCADTA time and money as they no longer had to affix the national stamp. Super early item.
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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: 328

(GB Internal) A truly RARE first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page).

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Date: 1948, Jun 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: A truly RARE first BEA 'All Up' service, Renfrew Airport, Glasgow to the Isle of Tiree, the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Glasgow 14 Jne 1948, large red "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948 with map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports having seen only ONE item of mail from this service. This was from this the outgoing flight , and it bore a red commemorative cachet (see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page).
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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: 341

(GB Internal) Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed  'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.

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Date: 1966, Jul 5
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed 'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.
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Lot Number: 250

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.

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Date: 1939, Jan 13
Est. price: £200.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 252

(GB External) Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds,  black 'T' in hexagon  and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front,  typed  'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £175.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds, black 'T' in hexagon and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front, typed 'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.
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Lot Number: 93

(Belgian Congo) First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line  "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.

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Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £375.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: First acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.
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Lot Number: 74

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 78

(Australia) RARE Australian Transcontinental Airways, Darwin to Adelaide, bs 11/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air + 2d ordinary, not postmarked but the stamps bear ms "Posted in/Darwin to Adelaide/Air Mail/Wallet Bag". The envelope has a closed corner tear which has damage the bottom LH corner of the 2d stamp. . We believe this cover was given to one of the two pilots in Darwin prior to the final flight (this is reinforced by the fold in the middle of the cover with putting it into the pilots flying jacket pocket). A short lived air service - only eight return flights were carried out - so scarce for this reason. However the true rarity is the ms cancellation. One for the exhibit.

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Date: 1935, Oct 11
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: RARE Australian Transcontinental Airways, Darwin to Adelaide, bs 11/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air + 2d ordinary, not postmarked but the stamps bear ms "Posted in/Darwin to Adelaide/Air Mail/Wallet Bag". The envelope has a closed corner tear which has damage the bottom LH corner of the 2d stamp. . We believe this cover was given to one of the two pilots in Darwin prior to the final flight (this is reinforced by the fold in the middle of the cover with putting it into the pilots flying jacket pocket). A short lived air service - only eight return flights were carried out - so scarce for this reason. However the true rarity is the ms cancellation. One for the exhibit.
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