Lot Number: 676

(Ephemera) Original WWII Telegram, Australia and China Telegraph Co Ltd, sent from Penang Feb 6, 1941 showing wartime cable and wireless routes, see scan. On 7/12/41 Pearl Harbour was attacked and on 19/12/41 Penang fell to the Imperial Japanese Army.

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Date: Documents, literature
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Original WWII Telegram, Australia and China Telegraph Co Ltd, sent from Penang Feb 6, 1941 showing wartime cable and wireless routes, see scan. On 7/12/41 Pearl Harbour was attacked and on 19/12/41 Penang fell to the Imperial Japanese Army.
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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
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.
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Lot Number: 571

(Singapore) WWII censored cover, Singapore to UK, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, Singapore cds, black 'Passed For Transmission Singapore 14' triangular censor mark, small flap tear and minor top edge damage, see scan.

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Date: 1940, Sep 7
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored cover, Singapore to UK, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Singapore-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, Singapore cds, black 'Passed For Transmission Singapore 14' triangular censor mark, small flap tear and minor top edge damage, see scan.
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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
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,
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Lot Number: 595

(South Africa) WWII censored cover, East London to New York, commercial airmail etiquette corner cover correctly rated for the 4/- South Africa-US rate. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape.

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Date: 1942, May 22
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII censored cover, East London to New York, commercial airmail etiquette corner cover correctly rated for the 4/- South Africa-US rate. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape.
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Lot Number: 596

(South Africa) Double rate WWII censored cover, Cape Town to Buenos Aires, 20 Nov 1942 Natal transit cds, plain cover franked 8/- (5/- (sg38, cat £35 used), 2/6d and 6d, canc Cape Town cds, sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by magenta 'coat of arms' /A' , typed 'By Air Mail'. Correctly rated for 2x the 4/- South Africa-US rate. Small non invasive top rh corner nibble, does not detract. See image.

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Date: 1942, Oct 28
Est. price: £50.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Double rate WWII censored cover, Cape Town to Buenos Aires, 20 Nov 1942 Natal transit cds, plain cover franked 8/- (5/- (sg38, cat £35 used), 2/6d and 6d, canc Cape Town cds, sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by magenta 'coat of arms' /A' , typed 'By Air Mail'. Correctly rated for 2x the 4/- South Africa-US rate. Small non invasive top rh corner nibble, does not detract. See image.
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Lot Number: 597

(South Africa) WWII dual censored cover, Durban to Buenos Aires, bs 2/4/43, plain cover franked 4/- (1/- block of 4), canc Durban cds, fine strike black framed 'Air Mail' hs. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by violet 'coat of arms' /C' , and US EB Examiner 14021 (San Juan) censor tape. Correctly rated 4/- for the Africa-US rate.  Image.

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Date: 1943, Oct 2
Est. price: £40.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII dual censored cover, Durban to Buenos Aires, bs 2/4/43, plain cover franked 4/- (1/- block of 4), canc Durban cds, fine strike black framed 'Air Mail' hs. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by violet 'coat of arms' /C' , and US EB Examiner 14021 (San Juan) censor tape. Correctly rated 4/- for the Africa-US rate. Image.
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Lot Number: 598

(South Africa) Scarce triple rated WWII censored cover, Johannesburg to San Francisco, plain cover franked 10/- + 6d, canc Johannesburg cds, typed 'By Air Mail', sealed US EB 30280 (Miami) censor tape. Correctly rated for 3x the 3/6d South Africa-US rate, which had been reduced from 4/-per 1/2oz on 28 August 1944.

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Date: 1944, Nov 11
Est. price: £100.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Scarce triple rated WWII censored cover, Johannesburg to San Francisco, plain cover franked 10/- + 6d, canc Johannesburg cds, typed 'By Air Mail', sealed US EB 30280 (Miami) censor tape. Correctly rated for 3x the 3/6d South Africa-US rate, which had been reduced from 4/-per 1/2oz on 28 August 1944.
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Lot Number: 572

(Singapore) WWII censored airmail, Singapore to England, correctly rated 55c, canc Singapore dr cds, sealed brown Singapore censor tape, tied by three line 'Passed by/censor 68/Singapore' censor mark.

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Date: 1940, Sep 28
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored airmail, Singapore to England, correctly rated 55c, canc Singapore dr cds, sealed brown Singapore censor tape, tied by three line 'Passed by/censor 68/Singapore' censor mark.
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Lot Number: 568

(Singapore) WWII censored FPO airmail, Singapore to England, 5/2/40 arrival ds on front,imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 55c, canc 'Field Post Office/16 Ja 1940/SP 501' cds, fine strike blue 'H.M. Ship' censor mark.

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Date: 1940, Jan 16
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Singapore

Description: WWII censored FPO airmail, Singapore to England, 5/2/40 arrival ds on front,imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 55c, canc 'Field Post Office/16 Ja 1940/SP 501' cds, fine strike blue 'H.M. Ship' censor mark.
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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
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..
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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).
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Lot Number: 573

(Singapore) Singapore to London, WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for postage by the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', fine strike violet triangular 'Passed For Transmission.Singapore censor mark No.5'

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Date: 1940, Nov 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Singapore to London, WWII censored airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 55c for postage by the BOAC Singapore-London Sep 39 to May 41 service, canc double ring 'Singapore/13 Feb 1940', fine strike violet triangular 'Passed For Transmission.Singapore censor mark No.5'
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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
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.
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Lot Number: 567

(Singapore) Early WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Penang-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, canc double ring Singapore G/ 16 De 1939 cds, black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark,  Sender's name and address has been excised neatly from flap.

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Date: 1939, Dec 16
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Early WWII censored cover, Singapore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 55c for postage on the BOAC Penang-London service from Sep 39 to May 41, canc double ring Singapore G/ 16 De 1939 cds, black three line Singapore 'Passed/For/Transmission' censor mark, Sender's name and address has been excised neatly from flap.
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Lot Number: 579

(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 'Field Post Office/SP501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/13' censor mark.  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). Some flap damage - see scan.

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Date: 1941, Aug 5
Est. price: £40.00
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 'Field Post Office/SP501 cds, red 'wings over RAF/Censor/13' censor mark. 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). Some flap damage - see scan.
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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
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'.
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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: 558

(Sierra Leone) Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Freetown to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 23 Feb receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, sealed by black/white Sierra Leone censor tape, also framed violet  Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1940, Feb 10
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Freetown to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 23 Feb receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, sealed by black/white Sierra Leone censor tape, also framed violet Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 471

(Palestine) WWII censored Tel Aviv to Buenos Aires, BA Central PO 143 arrival hs, via Miami Aug 12 1944 transit cds, registered imprint etiquette airmail cover, franked 165ml, canc Tel Aviv oval ds, ms 'Written in Yiddish', sealed B&W Palestine OBE  KK/38147 censor tape tied by violet framed Palestine censor mark. Correctly rated for carriage by Ala Littoria from Cairo to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US internal air service to Miami, then by Pan Am to destination. Good routing.

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Date: 1944, Jul 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Palestine

Description: WWII censored Tel Aviv to Buenos Aires, BA Central PO 143 arrival hs, via Miami Aug 12 1944 transit cds, registered imprint etiquette airmail cover, franked 165ml, canc Tel Aviv oval ds, ms 'Written in Yiddish', sealed B&W Palestine OBE KK/38147 censor tape tied by violet framed Palestine censor mark. Correctly rated for carriage by Ala Littoria from Cairo to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US internal air service to Miami, then by Pan Am to destination. Good routing.
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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
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.
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Lot Number: 463

(Newfoundland) Superb WWII dual censored cover, Newfoundland to Australia, airmail cover franked $1.26 canc St. John's cds and 'Newfoundland/10 Jul/1943/Air Mail' cds sealed Newfoundland DC/22 censor label (used from April 1942 to April 1945) and Australia red/white civilian OBC 3 state of VIctoria censor tape, also violet diamond Victoria censor hand stamp. At this time there was no service across the Pacific. The most likely route being down to Miami, then Pan Am south Atlantic service to West Africa, then across the Sahara to Khartoum to joint the Horseshoe service which, in 1943, went only as far as Calcutta, from where it was sent to Australia by sea.

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Date: 1943, Jul 10
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb WWII dual censored cover, Newfoundland to Australia, airmail cover franked $1.26 canc St. John's cds and 'Newfoundland/10 Jul/1943/Air Mail' cds sealed Newfoundland DC/22 censor label (used from April 1942 to April 1945) and Australia red/white civilian OBC 3 state of VIctoria censor tape, also violet diamond Victoria censor hand stamp. At this time there was no service across the Pacific. The most likely route being down to Miami, then Pan Am south Atlantic service to West Africa, then across the Sahara to Khartoum to joint the Horseshoe service which, in 1943, went only as far as Calcutta, from where it was sent to Australia by sea.
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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
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,
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Lot Number: 443

(Netherlands East Indies) 
WWII censored air all the way 'Two Ocean' airmail,  Batavia to London, via Honolulu 26/8 and New York 29/8, registered (label) imprint etiquette cover, franked 1G 15c, red 'Censureed/5' NEI censor mark on front. Flown KNLIM to Manila, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A well documented WWII item in fine example of KNILM/PAA "two ocean" mail service via Manila; suspended after Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941, see Boyle p 820-828.

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Date: 1941, Aug 15
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Netherlands East Indies

Description: WWII censored air all the way 'Two Ocean' airmail, Batavia to London, via Honolulu 26/8 and New York 29/8, registered (label) imprint etiquette cover, franked 1G 15c, red 'Censureed/5' NEI censor mark on front. Flown KNLIM to Manila, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to London. A well documented WWII item in fine example of KNILM/PAA "two ocean" mail service via Manila; suspended after Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941, see Boyle p 820-828.
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Lot Number: 442

(Netherlands East Indies) WWII dual censored cover flown by air 'Two Ocean/All the Way by Air' from Batavia to England, bs 5/9, via Honolulu 09/8 transit cds, registered (label) cover franked 2G 5c canc Batavia cds, sealed black/brown 'Door Censuur Geopend' NEI censor tape tied by red NEI censor mark also red '....Geteekend/Gecensureed'  and red 'Ec.C' NEI censor marks, and resealed with B&W GB/Caribbean PC90 OBE 31842216 censor tape, typed 'KLM/Trans-Tasman/PAA to USA/Onward air transmission'. Carried by KNILM to Sydney, via Trans Tasman to Auckland, Pan Am FAM9 to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon, and European air service to England. A well documented WWII item with great routing. Two small non invasive closed top edge tears. Do not detract, see image.

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Date: 1941, Jul 31
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Netherlands East Indies

Description: WWII dual censored cover flown by air 'Two Ocean/All the Way by Air' from Batavia to England, bs 5/9, via Honolulu 09/8 transit cds, registered (label) cover franked 2G 5c canc Batavia cds, sealed black/brown 'Door Censuur Geopend' NEI censor tape tied by red NEI censor mark also red '....Geteekend/Gecensureed' and red 'Ec.C' NEI censor marks, and resealed with B&W GB/Caribbean PC90 OBE 31842216 censor tape, typed 'KLM/Trans-Tasman/PAA to USA/Onward air transmission'. Carried by KNILM to Sydney, via Trans Tasman to Auckland, Pan Am FAM9 to San Francisco, US internal air service to New York, Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon, and European air service to England. A well documented WWII item with great routing. Two small non invasive closed top edge tears. Do not detract, see image.
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Lot Number: 434

(Malaya) WWII censored airmail, Penang to Scotland, plain cover franked 50c, canc Penang/Malaya cds, sealed plain brown tape tied violet framed 'Opened By/Censor 44' front and verso. Correctly rated for carriage over the Horseshoe route from May 1941 to Feb 1942.

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Date: 1941, Aug 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Malaya

Description: WWII censored airmail, Penang to Scotland, plain cover franked 50c, canc Penang/Malaya cds, sealed plain brown tape tied violet framed 'Opened By/Censor 44' front and verso. Correctly rated for carriage over the Horseshoe route from May 1941 to Feb 1942.
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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
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,
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Lot Number: 435

(Malaya) Australian Imperial Forces mail, Serembam, Negeri Sembilan to NSW, Australia, censored WWII ‘YMCA’ printed corner cover, franked red ‘Postage Paid/ 25 cents/ Johore’ double ring hs (shortage of stamps so Postage Paid hs used instead) tied buy Australian Imperial Force ‘A.I.F. Field PO/ 150041/ No17’ (based in Serenbam at that time), fine strike violet triangular Unit sensor No 3413, also violet straight line ’By Air Mail’ hs.

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Date: 1941, Oct 15
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Malaya

Description: Australian Imperial Forces mail, Serembam, Negeri Sembilan to NSW, Australia, censored WWII ‘YMCA’ printed corner cover, franked red ‘Postage Paid/ 25 cents/ Johore’ double ring hs (shortage of stamps so Postage Paid hs used instead) tied buy Australian Imperial Force ‘A.I.F. Field PO/ 150041/ No17’ (based in Serenbam at that time), fine strike violet triangular Unit sensor No 3413, also violet straight line ’By Air Mail’ hs.
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Lot Number: 401

(Iraq) WWII high frank censored  'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific.  Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Jul 22
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Iraq

Description: WWII high frank censored 'All The Way By Air' Trans Pacific airmail cover from the Basrah Petroleum Company Ltd to New York, bs 28/8, via Honolulu 23/8, registered (label) cover, 21x10 cm, franked 65 fls on front and 320 fls verso, canc Basrah cds, ms 'Trans Pacific/A ir Mail', two wax company seals, sealed with ? India brown/red 'Passed By Examiner' with small red 'lion and unicorn' hs. Wartime censored mail from Iraq is uncommon, particularly Trans Pacific. Posted at the time of the Anglo-Iraq war when British forces were protecting UK oil interests. Likely flown BOAC to Singapore, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, and US internal air service to New York. A scarce item with great routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 362

(Hong Kong) WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover  franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.

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Date: 1941, Mar 28
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.
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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
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.
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Lot Number: 260

(GB External) England to New Zealand, WWII uncensored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland, and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d canc Kings Lynn cds. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. Image.

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Date: 1941, Jan 29
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to New Zealand, WWII uncensored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland, and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d canc Kings Lynn cds. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. Image.
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Lot Number: 259

(GB External) England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.

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Date: 1940, Jul 23
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 164

(France) Early post WWII F/F Bron to Le Bourget, attractive souvenir Stamp Day card franked 1F30 special Expo postmark, pale blue/grey Expo vignette tied by fine strike red framed 'Vol Bron-Le Bourget/Lyon 30 Juin 1946'. Image.

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Date: 1946, Jun 30
Est. price: £10.00
Category: France

Description: Early post WWII F/F Bron to Le Bourget, attractive souvenir Stamp Day card franked 1F30 special Expo postmark, pale blue/grey Expo vignette tied by fine strike red framed 'Vol Bron-Le Bourget/Lyon 30 Juin 1946'. Image.
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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
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.
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Lot Number: 139

(Egypt) WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, May 30
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.
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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
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.
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Lot Number: 132

(China) WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40)  for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.

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Date: 1941, Jun 6
Est. price: £100.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40) for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.
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Lot Number: 131

(China) Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapor/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.

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Date: 1941, Apr 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: China

Description: Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapor/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 89

(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: £85.00
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: 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
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.
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Lot Number: 2

(Collections) Australia Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, four censored WWII airmails 1940/41 to USA, all correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, sealed red/white OBC Australia censor tape tied by censor marks, black, blue and violet 'California Clipper' hs's. Flown by Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. See the website for scan of each cover in the lot.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Australia Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, four censored WWII airmails 1940/41 to USA, all correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, sealed red/white OBC Australia censor tape tied by censor marks, black, blue and violet 'California Clipper' hs's. Flown by Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. See the website for scan of each cover in the lot.
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Lot Number: 48

(Collections) Selection of five 1940-1941 WWII trans-Atlantic airmail covers flown from Europe/North Africa to USA comprising 1940 Alger-New York, 1940 Alger-San Francisco, 1940 France-New York,  1941 Marseille-Detroit, and 1941 Stockholm-Bannington, USA.  All nicely presented on album leaves with explanatory text. Image.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: Selection of five 1940-1941 WWII trans-Atlantic airmail covers flown from Europe/North Africa to USA comprising 1940 Alger-New York, 1940 Alger-San Francisco, 1940 France-New York, 1941 Marseille-Detroit, and 1941 Stockholm-Bannington, USA. All nicely presented on album leaves with explanatory text. Image.
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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
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.
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Lot Number: 30

(Collections) India WWII, 18 covers, mostly all WWII commercial mail to family business in South Africa, a variety of rates including some large #10s with high frankings to 14R many with bilingual English/Afrikans censor tapes and censor hs, many carried by horseshoe route, quite a few registered and most airmail. An original business horde, never offered at auction before. Lots of interest here. Images.

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Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: India WWII, 18 covers, mostly all WWII commercial mail to family business in South Africa, a variety of rates including some large #10s with high frankings to 14R many with bilingual English/Afrikans censor tapes and censor hs, many carried by horseshoe route, quite a few registered and most airmail. An original business horde, never offered at auction before. Lots of interest here. Images.
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