Lot Number: 428

(Ephemera) Northeast Airline, 30x21cm display mounted on card showing 1970 F/F Newcastle-London signed by the pilot; passenger ticket and baggage check (Specimen); original B&W photograph, 7x11cm,  of NEA Vickers Viscount on the tarmac; and unused colour PPC of NEA Trident in flight. NEA was operational from November 1, 1970 until it became part of the British Airways group in July 1973.

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Date: Various other
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Northeast Airline, 30x21cm display mounted on card showing 1970 F/F Newcastle-London signed by the pilot; passenger ticket and baggage check (Specimen); original B&W photograph, 7x11cm, of NEA Vickers Viscount on the tarmac; and unused colour PPC of NEA Trident in flight. NEA was operational from November 1, 1970 until it became part of the British Airways group in July 1973.
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Lot Number: 433

(Ephemera) UK Airgraph Form Type 2 unused, Also a Kodak microfilmed letter. Letters were written on special forms designed to work with the processing equipment. They were then photographed and the negatives were sent by air to the destination where they were printed and delivered.

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Date: Various other
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: UK Airgraph Form Type 2 unused, Also a Kodak microfilmed letter. Letters were written on special forms designed to work with the processing equipment. They were then photographed and the negatives were sent by air to the destination where they were printed and delivered.
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Lot Number: 384

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Ltd receipt stamped IAW Air Terminus for postal order received, and covering letter on IAW black embossed headed note paper signed by E. Dolby (Air Mail Section) whose name oftern appears on IAW test letter. A nice memorabilia item. Image.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Ltd receipt stamped IAW Air Terminus for postal order received, and covering letter on IAW black embossed headed note paper signed by E. Dolby (Air Mail Section) whose name oftern appears on IAW test letter. A nice memorabilia item. Image.
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Lot Number: 368

(World War II ) Scarce 'NAVAL ISSUE' air letter from RN barracks, Colombo, Ceylon to England, franked 3d canc 'PO Maritime/Mail, red boxed censor hs signed by censor.

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Date: 1944, Feb 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: World War II

Description: Scarce 'NAVAL ISSUE' air letter from RN barracks, Colombo, Ceylon to England, franked 3d canc 'PO Maritime/Mail, red boxed censor hs signed by censor.
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Lot Number: 367

(World War II ) Scarce 'NAVAL ISSUE' air letter from RN barracks, Colombo, Ceylon to England, franked 3d canc 'PO Maritime/Mail, blue boxed censor hs signed by censor.

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Date: 1943, Dec 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: World War II

Description: Scarce 'NAVAL ISSUE' air letter from RN barracks, Colombo, Ceylon to England, franked 3d canc 'PO Maritime/Mail, blue boxed censor hs signed by censor.
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Lot Number: 255

(Nyasaland) First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay.  It was an 'All-Up'  flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.

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Date: 1938, May 22
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay. It was an 'All-Up' flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.
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Lot Number: 235

(Jamaica) Rare pilot signed F/F BOAC non stop Stratocruiser service, Montego Bay to New York, attractive red/white/blue embossed souvenir cover franked 8d Jamaica stamps canc Montego Bay cds, and US 10c tied by New York cds to confirm arrival. Scarce item in superb condition.

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Date: 1954, Jan 23
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Jamaica

Description: Rare pilot signed F/F BOAC non stop Stratocruiser service, Montego Bay to New York, attractive red/white/blue embossed souvenir cover franked 8d Jamaica stamps canc Montego Bay cds, and US 10c tied by New York cds to confirm arrival. Scarce item in superb condition.
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Lot Number: 185

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red 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 green 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red 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: 170

(GB External) Sabena/DLH, F/F London-Brussels-Munich, attractive souvenir PC franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot.

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Date: 1937, Oct 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Sabena/DLH, F/F London-Brussels-Munich, attractive souvenir PC franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot.
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Lot Number: 119

(Flying Boats) First airmail by flying boat, GB to Egypt, SOUTHAMPTON-ALEXANDRIA, bs 15/12, carried all the way by 'Centaurus' via Marseilles and Athens on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS eastbound service IE505 and SIGNED BY JOINT COMMANDERS  CAPTAINS  I.A.EGGLESFIELD AND E.S.ALCOCK. Tied airmail etiquette cover, typed  franked 3d with large 'Flying Boat' hs addressed to Tanta 130km SE Alexandria, bs 16/12. Also fine unused B&W photocard showing Centaurus G-ADUT on water, and six press cuttings (C300 words total) including 3x3cm head and shoulders pictures of both captains. Superb lot in fine condition.

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Date: 1936, Dec 11
Est. price: £300.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: First airmail by flying boat, GB to Egypt, SOUTHAMPTON-ALEXANDRIA, bs 15/12, carried all the way by 'Centaurus' via Marseilles and Athens on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS eastbound service IE505 and SIGNED BY JOINT COMMANDERS CAPTAINS I.A.EGGLESFIELD AND E.S.ALCOCK. Tied airmail etiquette cover, typed franked 3d with large 'Flying Boat' hs addressed to Tanta 130km SE Alexandria, bs 16/12. Also fine unused B&W photocard showing Centaurus G-ADUT on water, and six press cuttings (C300 words total) including 3x3cm head and shoulders pictures of both captains. Superb lot in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 107

(Egypt) Greece Expeditionary Force, censored On Active Service Free Christmas Air Mail, stampless, fine strike FPO/171/9 DE 40, addressed to Scotland, signed over Unit Censor hs.

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Date: 1940, Dec 9
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Greece Expeditionary Force, censored On Active Service Free Christmas Air Mail, stampless, fine strike FPO/171/9 DE 40, addressed to Scotland, signed over Unit Censor hs.
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Lot Number: 101

(Cuba) F/F FAM 6,  Nuevitas to Miami, airmail cover franked 10c canc Nuevitas cds, and return to Havana 7/12, large purple framed flight cachet, Pan Am. Signed by the pilot C.M.Dewey.

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Date: 1931, Dec 6
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Cuba

Description: F/F FAM 6, Nuevitas to Miami, airmail cover franked 10c canc Nuevitas cds, and return to Havana 7/12, large purple framed flight cachet, Pan Am. Signed by the pilot C.M.Dewey.
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Lot Number: 89

(Canada) Montreal (St. Hubert Airport) to Vancouver, 6/7 arrival ds on front, 'Vancouver Sun' non-stop transcontinental flight, airmail cover, black two line 'Air Port/St. Hubert' hd,  franked 12c, signed by the pilot R.H.Storer. Ref 3327 AMC&NF, cat $100.

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Date: 1932, Jul 4
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Canada

Description: Montreal (St. Hubert Airport) to Vancouver, 6/7 arrival ds on front, 'Vancouver Sun' non-stop transcontinental flight, airmail cover, black two line 'Air Port/St. Hubert' hd, franked 12c, signed by the pilot R.H.Storer. Ref 3327 AMC&NF, cat $100.
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Lot Number: 69

(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: £75.00
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: 53

(Australia) First 5d Air Mail from Australia under the Empire Air Mail Scheme which came in to effect on 1/8/1938 with the Australian rate fixed at 5d per 1/2oz. Carried all the way from Darwin by FLYING BOAT on  IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW676E. Cover posted Sydney 1/8/1938 to London 12/8 arrival ds on front, via Singapore, Rangoon, Gwalior, Dubai.  Alex and Southampton. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, signed by "E. Rotherham, Commander, RMA Cooee" and  "? A Koch, Commander RMA Coriolanus".  Also  original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Coriolanus G-AETY' in flight. SCARCE item, few tiny faint tone spots otherwise fine, see scan.

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Date: 1938, Aug 1
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Australia

Description: First 5d Air Mail from Australia under the Empire Air Mail Scheme which came in to effect on 1/8/1938 with the Australian rate fixed at 5d per 1/2oz. Carried all the way from Darwin by FLYING BOAT on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW676E. Cover posted Sydney 1/8/1938 to London 12/8 arrival ds on front, via Singapore, Rangoon, Gwalior, Dubai. Alex and Southampton. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, signed by "E. Rotherham, Commander, RMA Cooee" and "? A Koch, Commander RMA Coriolanus". Also original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Coriolanus G-AETY' in flight. SCARCE item, few tiny faint tone spots otherwise fine, see scan.
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Lot Number: 55

(Australia) Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1943, Dec 24
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.
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Lot Number: 59

(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: £65.00
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: 17

(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, IRELAND - DELHI, bs 8 Jul 33. Routed by LONDON - KARACHI - JODHPUR - ALLAHABAD - ASANSOL - (CALCUTTA) service. Souvenir cover franked 11 Pi canc Baile Claith cds,. Reference # 33.13d7 assigned retrospectively, not listed in  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996. RARE.

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Date: 1933, Jun 29
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, IRELAND - DELHI, bs 8 Jul 33. Routed by LONDON - KARACHI - JODHPUR - ALLAHABAD - ASANSOL - (CALCUTTA) service. Souvenir cover franked 11 Pi canc Baile Claith cds,. Reference # 33.13d7 assigned retrospectively, not listed in Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996. RARE.
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Lot Number: 18

(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, BUDAPEST - ASANSOL, bs 8 Jul 33. Routed by the LONDON - KARACH - JODHPUR - ALLAHABAD - ASANSOL - (CALCUTTA) service. Souvenir cover franked 1P 30f canc Budapest cds, also Matyasfold cds verso. Reference # 33.13d6 assigned retrospectively, not listed in  Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996. RARE.

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Date: 1933, Jun 30
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Alex Newall personal collection

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA, European feeder mail, route extension to Calcutta, BUDAPEST - ASANSOL, bs 8 Jul 33. Routed by the LONDON - KARACH - JODHPUR - ALLAHABAD - ASANSOL - (CALCUTTA) service. Souvenir cover franked 1P 30f canc Budapest cds, also Matyasfold cds verso. Reference # 33.13d6 assigned retrospectively, not listed in Alexander Newall, 'British External Airmails Until 1934', 2nd edition 1996. RARE.
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Lot Number: 127

(Flying Boats) Flown all the way by 'COURTIER' from Durban to Southampton, bs Reading, on IAW Africa northbound service DN1 which carried FIRST MAIL under E.A.M.S. from N.&S.Rhodesia & Nyasaland, and also mail from the WILSON AIRWAYS first Nairobi-Kisumu Shuttle Service (see Wingent p125). Airmail etiquette cover, franked 1 1/2d, large black flying boat cachet. SIGNED signed by Capt E.S.Alcock, commander of flying boat 'Courtier'. Also a newspaper cutting showing head and shoulders picture of Capt. Alcock. A super flying boat cover with lots of history and in fine condition.

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Date: 1937, Jul 1
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Flown all the way by 'COURTIER' from Durban to Southampton, bs Reading, on IAW Africa northbound service DN1 which carried FIRST MAIL under E.A.M.S. from N.&S.Rhodesia & Nyasaland, and also mail from the WILSON AIRWAYS first Nairobi-Kisumu Shuttle Service (see Wingent p125). Airmail etiquette cover, franked 1 1/2d, large black flying boat cachet. SIGNED signed by Capt E.S.Alcock, commander of flying boat 'Courtier'. Also a newspaper cutting showing head and shoulders picture of Capt. Alcock. A super flying boat cover with lots of history and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 212

(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: 211

(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: £175.00
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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