Lot Number: 509

(Aviation Postal History) AIR MAIL POST CARDS for troops serving with Middle East, East African and Malta Forces, and HM Ships in the Eastern Mediterranean. Original, unopened pack of 15, exhibition quality, RARE.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: AIR MAIL POST CARDS for troops serving with Middle East, East African and Malta Forces, and HM Ships in the Eastern Mediterranean. Original, unopened pack of 15, exhibition quality, RARE.
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Lot Number: 508

(Aviation Postal History) AIR MAIL POST CARDS for H.M. Forces and addressed to members serving with Middle East, East African and i Abyssinia, Aden (+7 other) and HM Ships and Merchant Navy vessel employed on Government non-commercial services in the Eastern Mediterranean. Original, unopened pack of 15, exhibition quality, RARE.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Aviation Postal History

Description: AIR MAIL POST CARDS for H.M. Forces and addressed to members serving with Middle East, East African and i Abyssinia, Aden (+7 other) and HM Ships and Merchant Navy vessel employed on Government non-commercial services in the Eastern Mediterranean. Original, unopened pack of 15, exhibition quality, RARE.
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Lot Number: 438

(St Vincent) Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.

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Date: 1932, Jul 29
Est. price: £30.00
Category: St Vincent

Description: Rare St Vincent "Hummingbird" flight to Barbados, bs 30/7, the first and only official air mail. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc St Vincent/30 JY 32 cds, typed "First Air Mail/Special First Flight St Vincent to Barbados/by Humming Bird". A letter of expertisation from Francis Field accompanies this item.
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Lot Number: 393

(Scarce/Unusual Routing) RARE pre WWII airmail, St Helena to England, via South Africa, carried all the way by Cassiopia from Durban to Southampton 3/7 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459, oval registered Barnes 5/7 arrival ds, registered (label) cover franked 1/- for 2d Imperial, 3d registration, 6d air fee, and 1d excess?. This service carried the last surcharged mail from East Africa, N&S Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before introduction of Empire Airmail Scheme, see Wingent p123. Super item in fine condition, see scan.

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Date: 1937, May 19
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Scarce/Unusual Routing

Description: RARE pre WWII airmail, St Helena to England, via South Africa, carried all the way by Cassiopia from Durban to Southampton 3/7 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459, oval registered Barnes 5/7 arrival ds, registered (label) cover franked 1/- for 2d Imperial, 3d registration, 6d air fee, and 1d excess?. This service carried the last surcharged mail from East Africa, N&S Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before introduction of Empire Airmail Scheme, see Wingent p123. Super item in fine condition, see scan.
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Lot Number: 354

(Peru) Rare violet "Correo Aereo/P.A.G.A.I." hand stamp, Lima to Buenos Aires, bs and also BA 98/21 in small circle postman's mark, Gran Hotel Bolivia, Lima corner cover with detailed route map of Grace Line South America to New York service, franked 170c Peruvian stamps, canc Lima cds, fine strike of rare violet "Correo Aereo/P.A.G.A.I." hand stamp. Some top lh corner damage, see scan. Early Panagra commercial mail flown out of Peru is hard to find. The name "Pan American Grace Airways Incorporated" lasted but a short time and the PAGAI cachet is therefore very scarce

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Date: 1931, Jun 15
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Peru

Description: Rare violet "Correo Aereo/P.A.G.A.I." hand stamp, Lima to Buenos Aires, bs and also BA 98/21 in small circle postman's mark, Gran Hotel Bolivia, Lima corner cover with detailed route map of Grace Line South America to New York service, franked 170c Peruvian stamps, canc Lima cds, fine strike of rare violet "Correo Aereo/P.A.G.A.I." hand stamp. Some top lh corner damage, see scan. Early Panagra commercial mail flown out of Peru is hard to find. The name "Pan American Grace Airways Incorporated" lasted but a short time and the PAGAI cachet is therefore very scarce
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Lot Number: 261

(India) GERMAN WORLD FLIGHT - CALCUTTA TO AKYAB; Feb. 1929 ?BARON VON KOENIG/BOY PILOT? PC to Calcutta franked India KGV ½a tied by Calcutta d.s., straight line 'Akyab, 5-2-29 confirmatory arrival hs, framed ?DELAYED BY/UNFAVOURABLE/WEATHER. LEFT/?5th? FEBRUARY? with a total of 41 covers flown. Rare. Signed (not facsimile) Stephen Smith 11/2/29.

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Date: 1929, Jan 15
Est. price: £250.00
Category: India

Description: GERMAN WORLD FLIGHT - CALCUTTA TO AKYAB; Feb. 1929 ?BARON VON KOENIG/BOY PILOT? PC to Calcutta franked India KGV ½a tied by Calcutta d.s., straight line 'Akyab, 5-2-29 confirmatory arrival hs, framed ?DELAYED BY/UNFAVOURABLE/WEATHER. LEFT/?5th? FEBRUARY? with a total of 41 covers flown. Rare. Signed (not facsimile) Stephen Smith 11/2/29.
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Lot Number: 213

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight 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 receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. 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: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight 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 receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. 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: 165

(GB External) HANDLEY PAGE, FIRST FLIGHT LONDON TO AMSTERDAM, b/s 6/7, envelope with KG V franking to pay 3d air fee plus 2 1/2d postage, all tied by London Chief Office 5 JY 20 cachets. Service suspended 30/10, ref 20.19 Newall. Fine and rare, cat 600u Newall.

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Date: 1920, Jul 6
Est. price: £225.00
Category: GB External

Description: HANDLEY PAGE, FIRST FLIGHT LONDON TO AMSTERDAM, b/s 6/7, envelope with KG V franking to pay 3d air fee plus 2 1/2d postage, all tied by London Chief Office 5 JY 20 cachets. Service suspended 30/10, ref 20.19 Newall. Fine and rare, cat 600u Newall.
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Lot Number: 72

(Belgium) Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.

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Date: 1935, Oct 1
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.
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Lot Number: 63

(Basutoland) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from Basutoland for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Maseru to Limbe, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, airmail cover franked 9d Basutoland 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 Maseru cds, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. "F/F mail from countries other than S. Rhodesia and the Union was very small because the flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable covers are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union. The train was only in Basutoland one day and even the ordinary mail there from is scarce. See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 1
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from Basutoland for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Maseru to Limbe, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, airmail cover franked 9d Basutoland 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 Maseru cds, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. "F/F mail from countries other than S. Rhodesia and the Union was very small because the flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable covers are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union. The train was only in Basutoland one day and even the ordinary mail there from is scarce. See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 20

(Australia) QANTAS, F/F Charleville to Brisbane, bs 22/4, plain cover, red/white/blue etiquettes, franked 3d,  'T' in hexagon '50/CTMS/T' underpaid hs, ms 'via Airpost/Brisbane-Charleville'. SIGNED PERSONALLY 'P.H.Moody' on front, and addressed to Frank King whom we believe to have been a fellow pilot.
A truly rare item, see AAMC 133a.

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Date: 1929, Apr 21
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Australia

Description: QANTAS, F/F Charleville to Brisbane, bs 22/4, plain cover, red/white/blue etiquettes, franked 3d, 'T' in hexagon '50/CTMS/T' underpaid hs, ms 'via Airpost/Brisbane-Charleville'. SIGNED PERSONALLY 'P.H.Moody' on front, and addressed to Frank King whom we believe to have been a fellow pilot. A truly rare item, see AAMC 133a.
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Lot Number: 54

(Australia) Post war realignment, first regular service using Avro Lancastrian aircraft, Sydney to London, bs 9/6, air letter with RED CACHET, AAMC 1007b. The cover is signed by BOTH PILOTS  K.G.Jackson and O.F.Y.Thomas, and the LETTER WITHIN IS SIGNED by HUDSON FYSH.  A rare item in superb condition.

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Date: 1945, Jun 1
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: Post war realignment, first regular service using Avro Lancastrian aircraft, Sydney to London, bs 9/6, air letter with RED CACHET, AAMC 1007b. The cover is signed by BOTH PILOTS K.G.Jackson and O.F.Y.Thomas, and the LETTER WITHIN IS SIGNED by HUDSON FYSH. A rare item in superb condition.
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