Lot Number: 423

(Ephemera) GB WWII, an original Illustrated airgraph form Christmas Greetings Royal Ar Force Middle East 1943. The forms were free of charge from Post Offices. Indeed, anyone could produce their own forms, if they complied with the size and layout of the official issues. Such private forms were rare, as paper and printing ink were scarce. Troops overseas were issued forms free, how many depending on the command in which they served, and conditions at the time. has middle halfway horizontal crease, see image.

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

Description: GB WWII, an original Illustrated airgraph form Christmas Greetings Royal Ar Force Middle East 1943. The forms were free of charge from Post Offices. Indeed, anyone could produce their own forms, if they complied with the size and layout of the official issues. Such private forms were rare, as paper and printing ink were scarce. Troops overseas were issued forms free, how many depending on the command in which they served, and conditions at the time. has middle halfway horizontal crease, see image.
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Lot Number: 394

(Ephemera) WWII airmail cards isued to troops serving in the Middle East for returning 'All The Way By Air'. Ten unused cards in the original wrapper. Cards are scarce individually, but rare in this fomat.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: WWII airmail cards isued to troops serving in the Middle East for returning 'All The Way By Air'. Ten unused cards in the original wrapper. Cards are scarce individually, but rare in this fomat.
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Lot Number: 362

(World War II) Censored WWII airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Sydney to New York, imprint etiquette cover. franked 4 x1/- Lyre bird, correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, violet diamond Australia 1103 censor mark, black 'California Clipper' hs. 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.

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Date: 1941, Oct 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: World War II

Description: Censored WWII airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Sydney to New York, imprint etiquette cover. franked 4 x1/- Lyre bird, correctly rated 4/- per 1/2oz for carriage to US, violet diamond Australia 1103 censor mark, black 'California Clipper' hs. 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.
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Lot Number: 348

(United States) Underpaid airmail from USN Heavy Cruiser serving in the Pacific theatre in the early years of WWII,  franked 20c air canc 'U.S.S'JUN 21/1941/CHICAGO, also 2x10c PD's applied at at Wilmington, and 'Via Trans-Pacific/Air Mail' and 'Postage Due (ms 20) cents' hand stamps. Could have been posted from Canton or Medway, see Boyle p36.

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Date: 1941, Jun 21
Est. price: £40.00
Category: United States

Description: Underpaid airmail from USN Heavy Cruiser serving in the Pacific theatre in the early years of WWII, franked 20c air canc 'U.S.S'JUN 21/1941/CHICAGO, also 2x10c PD's applied at at Wilmington, and 'Via Trans-Pacific/Air Mail' and 'Postage Due (ms 20) cents' hand stamps. Could have been posted from Canton or Medway, see Boyle p36.
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Lot Number: 288

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

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Date: 1937, May 19
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: RARE pre WWII airmail, St Helena to England, via South Africa, carried all the way by Cassiopia from Durban to Southampton 3/7 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 459, oval registered Barnes 5/7 arrival ds, registered (label) cover franked 1/- for 2d Imperial, 3d registration, 6d air fee, and 1d excess?. This service carried the last surcharged mail from East Africa, N&S Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before introduction of Empire Airmail Scheme, see Wingent p123. Super item in fine condition, see scan.
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Lot Number: 242

(Morocco) WWII censored airmail, Rabat to Tripolitania, plain cover ms 'Avion', addressed to B.P.M.6, HQ of the Free French Armoured Division, franked 1F canc Rabat cds and 'Un Seul But La Victoire' (only one goal Victory), sealed green/blue Morocco tape tied by pointed oval 'YB' (Rabat) censor mark. See Mitchell B., Journal of France and Colonies Philatelic Society, Dec 2003.

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Date: 1944, Jun 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Morocco

Description: WWII censored airmail, Rabat to Tripolitania, plain cover ms 'Avion', addressed to B.P.M.6, HQ of the Free French Armoured Division, franked 1F canc Rabat cds and 'Un Seul But La Victoire' (only one goal Victory), sealed green/blue Morocco tape tied by pointed oval 'YB' (Rabat) censor mark. See Mitchell B., Journal of France and Colonies Philatelic Society, Dec 2003.
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Lot Number: 223

(India) WWII censored registered (label) airmail cover, BOMBAY to PHILADELPHIA, bs 16/3, via Miami 14/3, sealed India censor tape (removed) was tied by India hexagonal DHC (Bombay) censor mark. Franked 2R 14 1/2 annas (2R 11 1/2 total air mail rate + 3 annas registration, Flown BOAC to Lisbon via Cairo and Gibraltar, then Pan Am FAM 18 to New York.

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Date: 1945, Feb 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: WWII censored registered (label) airmail cover, BOMBAY to PHILADELPHIA, bs 16/3, via Miami 14/3, sealed India censor tape (removed) was tied by India hexagonal DHC (Bombay) censor mark. Franked 2R 14 1/2 annas (2R 11 1/2 total air mail rate + 3 annas registration, Flown BOAC to Lisbon via Cairo and Gibraltar, then Pan Am FAM 18 to New York.
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Lot Number: 221

(India) WWII censored registered (label) airmail from Sialkot to Johannesburg, carried to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the EMERGENCY HORSESHOE FLYING BOAT ROUTE established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Commercial corner double rate cover franked  31 annas (2x14 + 3 reg fee), sealed India crown over OBC censor tape tied triangular black Karachi  triangular censor mark, Nibble lower rh corner.

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Date: 1941, Nov 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: WWII censored registered (label) airmail from Sialkot to Johannesburg, carried to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the EMERGENCY HORSESHOE FLYING BOAT ROUTE established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Commercial corner double rate cover franked 31 annas (2x14 + 3 reg fee), sealed India crown over OBC censor tape tied triangular black Karachi triangular censor mark, Nibble lower rh corner.
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Lot Number: 363

(World War II) BOMBAY to JOHANNESBURG, WWII high franked censored airmail carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the EMERGENCY HORSESHOE FLYING BOAT ROUTE established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked  24 x 2annas 6pies, sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark.

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Date: 1941, Nov 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: World War II

Description: BOMBAY to JOHANNESBURG, WWII high franked censored airmail carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the EMERGENCY HORSESHOE FLYING BOAT ROUTE established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked 24 x 2annas 6pies, sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark.
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Lot Number: 222

(India) WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, sealed red/white ISouth Africa censor tape, black India triangular censor mark, red 'Written in English' hs, franked  7R (KGVI  2Rx3 and 1R) + 14 annas.  Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.

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Date: 1941, Nov 8
Est. price: £60.00
Category: India

Description: WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 24x11cm, sealed red/white ISouth Africa censor tape, black India triangular censor mark, red 'Written in English' hs, franked 7R (KGVI 2Rx3 and 1R) + 14 annas. Correctly franked 112 annas for inclusive x7 weight franking.
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Lot Number: 220

(India) WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked  8R 14annas 6 p(KGVI 14 As x10 + 2As 6p), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark. Correctly franked annas for inclusive x9 weight franking. Some top edge crumple, see scan..

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Date: 1941, Sep 4
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked 8R 14annas 6 p(KGVI 14 As x10 + 2As 6p), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark. Correctly franked annas for inclusive x9 weight franking. Some top edge crumple, see scan..
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Lot Number: 128

(Flying Boats) WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways.  An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways. An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.
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Lot Number: 95

(Colombia) Dual censored WWII airmail from Colombia to England, franked 85 1/2c canc Correo Aereo/Cali cds, type 'Transatlantico', sealed US New York EB 5688 and Bermuda OBE 709 censor tapes.

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Date: 1943, Nov 9
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Colombia

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from Colombia to England, franked 85 1/2c canc Correo Aereo/Cali cds, type 'Transatlantico', sealed US New York EB 5688 and Bermuda OBE 709 censor tapes.
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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: 301

(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: £45.00
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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