Lot Number: 18

(Collections) Central America, fine collection of 36 airmail covers, 1927-50, including 23 F/F from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Canal Zone, amongst which are 1926 Santa Rosa-Guatemala, 1927 Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 pilot signed Santiago de Cuba-Port au Prince, 1929 San Juan-Paramibo, 1930 Port au Prince-San Juan, 1931 Mexico Nuevitas-Camaguey1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba, 1937 first 24 hour service Canal Zone-Miami, and more mostly pre WWII, also censored, registered, several interesting Jusqua's, attractive frankings with clear postmarks and flight cachets, no duplication. Images.

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Est. price: £100.00 £85.00
Category: Collections

Description: Central America, fine collection of 36 airmail covers, 1927-50, including 23 F/F from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Canal Zone, amongst which are 1926 Santa Rosa-Guatemala, 1927 Havana-Key West & Key West Habana, 1928 pilot signed Santiago de Cuba-Port au Prince, 1929 San Juan-Paramibo, 1930 Port au Prince-San Juan, 1931 Mexico Nuevitas-Camaguey1930 F/F Holguin-Santiago de Cuba, 1937 first 24 hour service Canal Zone-Miami, and more mostly pre WWII, also censored, registered, several interesting Jusqua's, attractive frankings with clear postmarks and flight cachets, no duplication. Images.

Lot Number: 87

(Australia) WWII Royal Australian Air Force cover with crown over wings logo on flap from RAAF, Evans Bay  to Ascot Vale, Melbourne, then on to RAF Silloth, Cumberland UK, via RAF Records Office, Middlesex, England. All for the concessionary rate of 1d, fine strikes violet framed "Department of Air/Concession Postage Rate" hs's front and verso.

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Date: 1941, Jun 19
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: Australia

Description: WWII Royal Australian Air Force cover with crown over wings logo on flap from RAAF, Evans Bay to Ascot Vale, Melbourne, then on to RAF Silloth, Cumberland UK, via RAF Records Office, Middlesex, England. All for the concessionary rate of 1d, fine strikes violet framed "Department of Air/Concession Postage Rate" hs's front and verso.

Lot Number: 133

(China) WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and  'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England, Route F Boyd p772).   A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Aug 20
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: China

Description: WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and 'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England, Route F Boyd p772). A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.

Lot Number: 162

(France) Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.

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Date: 1940, Apr 15
Est. price: £25.00 £21.25
Category: France

Description: Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.

Lot Number: 263

(GB External) WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, Jul 9
Est. price: £150.00 £127.50
Category: GB External

Description: WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.

Lot Number: 433

(Malaya) WWII censored cover, Penang to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for the BOAC Eastern Penang-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Penang/Malaya' cds', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,

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Date: 1940, May 16
Est. price: £20.00 £17.00
Category: Malaya

Description: WWII censored cover, Penang to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for the BOAC Eastern Penang-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Penang/Malaya' cds', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,

Lot Number: 456

(New Zealand) Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item in fine condition. Image,

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Date: 1940, Aug 28
Est. price: £175.00 £148.75
Category: New Zealand

Description: Trans Pacific air all the way from New Zealand to England, World War II censored commercial cover from Auckland to London, franked 2/- x3 and 1 1/2d x2, etiquette, sealed black/white NZ censor tape tied by blue "Passed By Censor NZ/22" censor mark. Correctly for 6/3d 'All Air' Pan Am FAM19 Auckland to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A short lived rate from 20 Jul 1940 to 9 Sept 1940. See Boyle p 877. A truly scarce WWII item in fine condition. Image,

Lot Number: 459

(Newfoundland) Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6.
Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1938, May 12
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6. Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.

Lot Number: 566

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to Karachi, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Karachi-Cairo-Durban-London (Horseshoe) service, canc Singapore cds, violet framed Singapore 'Passed by Censor/A' hs, opened by Karachi censor and sealed India red/brown OBC /Crown censor tape tied by black Karachi triangular 'Passed By Censor B 31 with crown' censor mark.

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Date: 1939, Oct 17
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to Karachi, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for BOAC Singapore-Karachi-Cairo-Durban-London (Horseshoe) service, canc Singapore cds, violet framed Singapore 'Passed by Censor/A' hs, opened by Karachi censor and sealed India red/brown OBC /Crown censor tape tied by black Karachi triangular 'Passed By Censor B 31 with crown' censor mark.

Lot Number: 569

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.

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Date: 1940, Feb 13
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, scarcer double rate airmail etiquette cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 2x 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, red/brown/white 'Malaya Patriotic Fund' label.

Lot Number: 570

(Singapore) Last BOAC flight before transfer of  the direct Singapore-Cairo-Southampton route to the Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton (Horseshoe) route, WWII navy censored cover, Singapore to England, plain cover correctly rated 55c, red framed 'Passed By/Naval/Censor'.

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Date: 1940, Apr 27
Est. price: £125.00 £106.25
Category: Singapore

Description: Last BOAC flight before transfer of the direct Singapore-Cairo-Southampton route to the Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton (Horseshoe) route, WWII navy censored cover, Singapore to England, plain cover correctly rated 55c, red framed 'Passed By/Naval/Censor'.

Lot Number: 574

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, Singapore to New York, franked $1.40 canc Singapore B cds,sealed plain brown censor tape and tied by Singapore 'Passed By/Censor 24/A censor mark. Correctly rated for Malaya to Manila by sea, then Manila to US by Pan Am, see Boyle p817, not easy to find. Minor top edge nibble verso, see scan..

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Date: 1941, Mar 1
Est. price: £60.00 £51.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, Singapore to New York, franked $1.40 canc Singapore B cds,sealed plain brown censor tape and tied by Singapore 'Passed By/Censor 24/A censor mark. Correctly rated for Malaya to Manila by sea, then Manila to US by Pan Am, see Boyle p817, not easy to find. Minor top edge nibble verso, see scan..

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 £157.25
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.

Lot Number: 580

(Singapore) 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Singapore E' cds, sealed brown tape tied by Singapore 'Passed By Censor 65/A' censor mark front and verso. Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16).

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Date: 1941, Sep 17
Est. price: £45.00 £38.25
Category: Singapore

Description: 'By Air All the Way', WWII censored cover, correctly rated $2 for carriage from Singapore to England by the Pacific-USA-Atlantic route, airmail cover canc 'Singapore E' cds, sealed brown tape tied by Singapore 'Passed By Censor 65/A' censor mark front and verso. Carried Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, then KLM to Whitchurch, England, May-Dec 1941 $2 service, (see Boyle p815,16).

Lot Number: 581

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.

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Date: 1941, Sep 30
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail Penang to England, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 50c + 15c registration for the post May 1941 postage rate revision for the BOAC Singapore-Cairo-Durban-Southampton Horseshoe service, fine strike mauve 'Passed For Transmission 16 (Singapore omitted) censor mark, franked 40c,12c,8c,5c perfinned Straits Settlements stamps canc 'Penang/Malaya cds, and large red/black Chartered Bank seal verso. Non invasive ironed vertical crease, otherwise in particularly fine condition. See scans.

Lot Number: 617

(Spain) Spain to Uruguay, flown by LATI, a scarce censored WWII grey/pale brown airmail envelope with winged logo, Villa Franca to Montevideo, b/s 15/7/41, franked 7P canc Aracina/Huelva 4/3/41 cds Spanish purple boxed "Censura Gubernativa/Madrid" censor mark on departure. Military censorship of the mails was still the rule in Spain for some years after the end of the Civil War. Correctly rated for carriage by LATI from Spain to South America. Carried by LATI  all the way from Rome to Buenos Aires thus avoiding British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service (the LATI service was extended from Rio de Janero to BA in July 1941), and by Condor or Panagra to Montevideo.  A scarce LATI item,

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Date: 1941, Mar 04
Est. price: £30.00 £25.50
Category: Spain

Description: Spain to Uruguay, flown by LATI, a scarce censored WWII grey/pale brown airmail envelope with winged logo, Villa Franca to Montevideo, b/s 15/7/41, franked 7P canc Aracina/Huelva 4/3/41 cds Spanish purple boxed "Censura Gubernativa/Madrid" censor mark on departure. Military censorship of the mails was still the rule in Spain for some years after the end of the Civil War. Correctly rated for carriage by LATI from Spain to South America. Carried by LATI all the way from Rome to Buenos Aires thus avoiding British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service (the LATI service was extended from Rio de Janero to BA in July 1941), and by Condor or Panagra to Montevideo. A scarce LATI item,

Lot Number: 654

(United States) "Air Mail Service Not Available", censored WWII air mail from USA to Switzerland, plain cover franked 30c air, tying par avion etiquette cancelled Easton PA/Oct ** 1942 ds, violet two line "Return to Sender/No Service Available", sealed black/white OBE 3432 Bermuda censor. This letter eventually arrived back in USA 9 months later, bs New York/Jul 7/1943 cds. Nice WWII trans Atlantic item. day of postage not legible.

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Date: 1942, Oct 1
Est. price: £10.00 £8.50
Category: United States

Description: "Air Mail Service Not Available", censored WWII air mail from USA to Switzerland, plain cover franked 30c air, tying par avion etiquette cancelled Easton PA/Oct ** 1942 ds, violet two line "Return to Sender/No Service Available", sealed black/white OBE 3432 Bermuda censor. This letter eventually arrived back in USA 9 months later, bs New York/Jul 7/1943 cds. Nice WWII trans Atlantic item. day of postage not legible.