Lot Number: 175

(GB External) MAC ROBERTSON AIR RACE COVER SIGNED BY CHARLES SCOTT & TOM CAMPBELL BLACK: 1934 (24 Oct.) commemorative England-Australia Mac Robertson Air race cover franked GB ½d plus four assorted Australian adhesives addressed to Patrick Campbell, Baron?s Court, London signed on reverse by the two pilots of the DH88 Comet ?Grosvenor House? - the winner of the Mildenhall-Melbourne Air race. Fine & Scarce. See front and back scans.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £425.00
Category: GB External

Description: MAC ROBERTSON AIR RACE COVER SIGNED BY CHARLES SCOTT & TOM CAMPBELL BLACK: 1934 (24 Oct.) commemorative England-Australia Mac Robertson Air race cover franked GB ½d plus four assorted Australian adhesives addressed to Patrick Campbell, Baron?s Court, London signed on reverse by the two pilots of the DH88 Comet ?Grosvenor House? - the winner of the Mildenhall-Melbourne Air race. Fine & Scarce. See front and back scans.
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Lot Number: 294

(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: £285.00
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: 110

(France) EXPERIMENTAL OUTWARD AND RETURN FLIGHTS on behalf of the French Air Union by R. Bajac from Paris (Seine) to London (Thames) and return, special illustrated cards flown on each leg, franked France 75c tied by Bourget Aviation cds, on reverse 'H.M.CUSTOMS & EXCISE/CROYDON AEROPLANE' cachet, the other  franked 1½d and 2d (tiny top rk corner perf nibble - see scan) tied by Waddon Aerodrome cds, and France 20c Postage Due affixed upon arrival and with Paris arrival markings on reverse, both cards signed 'R. Bajac'. Fine and scarce as a pair (Newall 25.11a/b). See verso for scan of GB return.

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Date: 1925, Jun 30
Est. price: £250.00
Category: France

Description: EXPERIMENTAL OUTWARD AND RETURN FLIGHTS on behalf of the French Air Union by R. Bajac from Paris (Seine) to London (Thames) and return, special illustrated cards flown on each leg, franked France 75c tied by Bourget Aviation cds, on reverse 'H.M.CUSTOMS & EXCISE/CROYDON AEROPLANE' cachet, the other franked 1½d and 2d (tiny top rk corner perf nibble - see scan) tied by Waddon Aerodrome cds, and France 20c Postage Due affixed upon arrival and with Paris arrival markings on reverse, both cards signed 'R. Bajac'. Fine and scarce as a pair (Newall 25.11a/b). See verso for scan of GB return.
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Lot Number: 196

(GB External) World War II, London to Lisbon, bs 5/5, on F/F BOAC from England to link up with the Pan Am trans Atlantic clipper service from Lisbon to New York.. Flown in a De Haviland plane 'Fingal' (Frobisher Class), and signed by the pilot Commander O.P.Jones..

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Date: 1940, May 31
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to Lisbon, bs 5/5, on F/F BOAC from England to link up with the Pan Am trans Atlantic clipper service from Lisbon to New York.. Flown in a De Haviland plane 'Fingal' (Frobisher Class), and signed by the pilot Commander O.P.Jones..
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Lot Number: 41

(Australia) Aero Club of New South Wales, Mascot Aerial Derby, blue souvenir card canc Mascot cds and signed by the winner of the Derby, GM Reid.

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Date: 1933, Sep 30
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Aero Club of New South Wales, Mascot Aerial Derby, blue souvenir card canc Mascot cds and signed by the winner of the Derby, GM Reid.
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Lot Number: 42

(Australia) Faith in Australia air mail flight, Australia to New Zealand, souvenir postcard printed in blue, did not go through the post but impressed with dated cachet confirming time and date of arrival and departure, and signed by CTP Ulm and GU Allen.

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Date: 1933, Dec 3
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Faith in Australia air mail flight, Australia to New Zealand, souvenir postcard printed in blue, did not go through the post but impressed with dated cachet confirming time and date of arrival and departure, and signed by CTP Ulm and GU Allen.
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Lot Number: 176

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Palmerston arrival 15/11 cds on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Palmerston arrival 15/11 cds on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.
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Lot Number: 20

(Collections) Polynesian Airlines seven experimental flights, 1964-66, ex Fiji (3), Cook Islands (4), no duplication, six pilot signed. See the website for a scan of each cover in the lot.

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Est. price: £25.00
Category: Collections

Description: Polynesian Airlines seven experimental flights, 1964-66, ex Fiji (3), Cook Islands (4), no duplication, six pilot signed. See the website for a scan of each cover in the lot.
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Lot Number: 85

(Belgium) Brssells-Rozluez, bs, Bollon Belgica special card, MIXED FRANK 50c Belgium air tied special also red 'Raid Belgica dated cachet,  verso Poland 5G x2 tied Rozluez arrival cds. PILOT SIGNED.

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Date: 1935, Jul 21
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brssells-Rozluez, bs, Bollon Belgica special card, MIXED FRANK 50c Belgium air tied special also red 'Raid Belgica dated cachet, verso Poland 5G x2 tied Rozluez arrival cds. PILOT SIGNED.
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Lot Number: 293

(India) Indo-Burma Flight, By Dutch Plane, 1st Official Mail, 1/4 anna PSC addressed to Genral Ridgeway and tied Park Street/ Calcutta, Sep 20 1928 postmark, to PSE Rangoon G.P.O. Sep 21 1928, arival cds on front. Card signed by Stephen H. Smith and carried on the Calcutta, India-Rangoon, Burma, leg of K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines 1st Official Experimental Airmail from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies, by Captain G. A. Koppen.

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Date: 1928, Sep 20
Est. price: £185.00
Category: India

Description: Indo-Burma Flight, By Dutch Plane, 1st Official Mail, 1/4 anna PSC addressed to Genral Ridgeway and tied Park Street/ Calcutta, Sep 20 1928 postmark, to PSE Rangoon G.P.O. Sep 21 1928, arival cds on front. Card signed by Stephen H. Smith and carried on the Calcutta, India-Rangoon, Burma, leg of K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines 1st Official Experimental Airmail from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies, by Captain G. A. Koppen.
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Lot Number: 503

(United States) Non-Stop Flight New York - Istanbul, Boardman and Polando,  American Legion card postmarked Boston, Sep 8, and backstamped Istanbul, Jul 30, 1931, signed by Russell Boardman front and verso.
See AmAMC T/O1145a.

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Date: 1931, Jul 28
Est. price: £150.00
Category: United States

Description: Non-Stop Flight New York - Istanbul, Boardman and Polando, American Legion card postmarked Boston, Sep 8, and backstamped Istanbul, Jul 30, 1931, signed by Russell Boardman front and verso. See AmAMC T/O1145a.
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Lot Number: 156

(GB External) British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wallingford to Cologne, PSC addressed to an army sergeant based with BAOR at APO 40 based in Cologne, 1d PSC with additional 1 1/2d, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, also bearing ms note  "Southern Forward Manoevres 1927/ **** ** cut from PO on/day of abandonmnet of ?manoevres" and signed by Smye 22.9.27. Interesting.

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Date: 1927, Sep 17
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wallingford to Cologne, PSC addressed to an army sergeant based with BAOR at APO 40 based in Cologne, 1d PSC with additional 1 1/2d, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, also bearing ms note "Southern Forward Manoevres 1927/ **** ** cut from PO on/day of abandonmnet of ?manoevres" and signed by Smye 22.9.27. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 483

(Sudan) Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight.  A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in  Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

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Date: 1926, Jan 15
Est. price: £325.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.
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Lot Number: 105

(Egypt) RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in  Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

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Date: 1926, Jan 9
Est. price: £300.00
Category: Egypt

Description: RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.
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Lot Number: 502

(United States) Post and Gatty Round the World flight in "Winnie Mae", cancelled Mineola, New York, June 21, Berlin Jun 24,  and Mineola Jul 1 return arrival ds, all cancellations are on the front of the cover, also two magenta Russian hand stamped seals. Signed by Post and Gatty. Also three photos of plane & flyers. A superb lot in pristine condition.

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Date: 1931, Jun 21
Est. price: £350.00
Category: United States

Description: Post and Gatty Round the World flight in "Winnie Mae", cancelled Mineola, New York, June 21, Berlin Jun 24, and Mineola Jul 1 return arrival ds, all cancellations are on the front of the cover, also two magenta Russian hand stamped seals. Signed by Post and Gatty. Also three photos of plane & flyers. A superb lot in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 70

(Australia) Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

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Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.
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Lot Number: 409

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) MUNDA TO KIHILI, First flight New Britain Catalina Bouganville Catalina flying boat service, Raboul to Buin, bs 21/6, via Sydney 25/5, Raboul Money Order Office 1/6 (large oval dated handstamp), registered cover with boxed Munda/Brit Solomon Island' reg h/s, franked Silver Wedding 10/- and 2d BSI stamps. The   Mundo PO.  was closed at this time and the handstamp  used at Gizo  (as a relief) was been applied. Signed by the pilot Qantas VH-EBC Boeing PB2B-2 Catalina. Scarce route well illustrated by transit handstamps

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Date: 1949, May 24
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: MUNDA TO KIHILI, First flight New Britain Catalina Bouganville Catalina flying boat service, Raboul to Buin, bs 21/6, via Sydney 25/5, Raboul Money Order Office 1/6 (large oval dated handstamp), registered cover with boxed Munda/Brit Solomon Island' reg h/s, franked Silver Wedding 10/- and 2d BSI stamps. The Mundo PO. was closed at this time and the handstamp used at Gizo (as a relief) was been applied. Signed by the pilot Qantas VH-EBC Boeing PB2B-2 Catalina. Scarce route well illustrated by transit handstamps
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Lot Number: 227

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard Ariel Post Box Closed Design, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent to Huddersfield, 8/5 arrival ds on front, signed by Francis J. Field.

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Date: 1934, May 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard Ariel Post Box Closed Design, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent to Huddersfield, 8/5 arrival ds on front, signed by Francis J. Field.
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Lot Number: 241

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station.  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 230

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing purple 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

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Date: 1934, Jun 6
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing purple 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.
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Lot Number: 174

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Melbourne arrival  9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

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Date: 1934, Oct 19
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne arrival 9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.
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Lot Number: 90

(Belgium) Phalene Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville, 6/11, and return, 12/11, to Awant-Dinant, commemorative 'Phalene' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green two line 'Phalene' cachet, and scarcer red toothed oval flight cachet. SIGNED BY THE PILOT PIERRE BRADFER. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, Oct 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Phalene Missionary Flight Belgium-Congo, and return, Brussels to Leopoldville, 6/11, and return, 12/11, to Awant-Dinant, commemorative 'Phalene' card in French with map of route verso, franked 3.30F Belgian and 3.30F Congo stamps, green two line 'Phalene' cachet, and scarcer red toothed oval flight cachet. SIGNED BY THE PILOT PIERRE BRADFER. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 238

(GB Internal) Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), plain cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), purple six line 'First Air Mail/Lverpool to Isle of Man ..................' cachet on front, signed by the pilot Cap. J.C.Higgins.

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Date: 1935, Feb 1
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), plain cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), purple six line 'First Air Mail/Lverpool to Isle of Man ..................' cachet on front, signed by the pilot Cap. J.C.Higgins.
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Lot Number: 266

(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: £80.00
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: 71

(Australia) Quantas F/F Australia to Bangkok, bs 16/11, official Quantas souvenir cover franked 1/3d, canc Sydney cds, blue/pale blue/white Qantas vignette commemorating 30 year as Royal Mail carriers. Signed by Capt. J. Pollock and co-pilot A Myers.

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Date: 1953, Nov 14
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: Quantas F/F Australia to Bangkok, bs 16/11, official Quantas souvenir cover franked 1/3d, canc Sydney cds, blue/pale blue/white Qantas vignette commemorating 30 year as Royal Mail carriers. Signed by Capt. J. Pollock and co-pilot A Myers.
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Lot Number: 527

(Wake Island) R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD.

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Date: 1935, Aug 13
Est. price: £425.00
Category: Wake Island

Description: R.O.A. Sullivan Autograph on 1935 PAA Wake Island Survey Cover - tied 8/22/35 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Honolulu to Midway to Wake Island and return - PAA prepared in Hawaii - very scarce large envelope format - only 4 or 5 seen in this style - signed by commanding pilot R.O.D. Sullivan and station managers on Midway and Wake Islands. Very scarce and in fine condition, identical cover retails at 1000+ USD.
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Lot Number: 368

(Philippines) F/F FAM 14, Manila to Hong Kong, bs 28/4, Pan Am Company/Manila Hotel corner cover, franked 52c, canc Manila cds,  typed 'Manila to Hong Kong, fine strike 'Manila-Macao-Hong Kong' F/F cachet, signed by the pilot Capt A E La Porte. Nice item in fine condition.

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Date: 1937, Apr 28
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Philippines

Description: F/F FAM 14, Manila to Hong Kong, bs 28/4, Pan Am Company/Manila Hotel corner cover, franked 52c, canc Manila cds, typed 'Manila to Hong Kong, fine strike 'Manila-Macao-Hong Kong' F/F cachet, signed by the pilot Capt A E La Porte. Nice item in fine condition.
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