Airmail Collector Reference Database - Alex Newall personal collection

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways - CGEA (Lignes Latecoere), first dispatch LONDON - TOULOUSE - DAKAR - Leopoldsville - ELISABETHVILLE, overseas rate 2 1/2d; air to Dakar 8d; regisration 3d; total 13 1/2d; No extra for B. Congo. Ref # 26.05b, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.This actual cover is illustrated on p73.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1926, Mar 31
Imperial Airways - CGEA (Lignes Latecoere), first dispatch LONDON - TOULOUSE - DAKAR - Leopoldsville - ELISABETHVILLE, overseas rate 2 1/2d; air to Dakar 8d; regisration 3d; total 13 1/2d; No extra for B. Congo. Ref # 26.05b, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.This actual cover is illustrated on p73.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways - CGEA (Lignes Latecoere), first dispatch LONDON - TOULOUSE - DAKAR 4.4.26, correctly rated 10 1/2d.  Ref # 26.05a, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.This actual cover is illustrated on p73.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1926, Mar 31
Imperial Airways - CGEA (Lignes Latecoere), first dispatch LONDON - TOULOUSE - DAKAR 4.4.26, correctly rated 10 1/2d. Ref # 26.05a, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.This actual cover is illustrated on p73.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) BAGHDAD - CAIRO, (Basra)-Baghdad-Gaza-Cairo (9-1-27). First flight, Imperial Airways take over the 'Desert Route' from the 216th Squadron of the Royal Air Force. Service linking with P&O Liners Port Said-Marseilles. 6 annas inclusive rate to Britain. Ref #27.01d, A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1927, Jan 7
BAGHDAD - CAIRO, (Basra)-Baghdad-Gaza-Cairo (9-1-27). First flight, Imperial Airways take over the 'Desert Route' from the 216th Squadron of the Royal Air Force. Service linking with P&O Liners Port Said-Marseilles. 6 annas inclusive rate to Britain. Ref #27.01d, A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways first flight from India, intermediate mail from Persia flown to London in 9 days, returned to Bushire in four weeks, BUSHIRE (8.4.29) - LONDON (14.4.29) - Bushire (10.7.29). Ref # 29.05Ah4 , A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996. Envelope has 'Mirza Mohamed Jawad' embossed on flap.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1929, Apr 7
Imperial Airways first flight from India, intermediate mail from Persia flown to London in 9 days, returned to Bushire in four weeks, BUSHIRE (8.4.29) - LONDON (14.4.29) - Bushire (10.7.29). Ref # 29.05Ah4 , A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996. Envelope has 'Mirza Mohamed Jawad' embossed on flap.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Irish 'feeder' mail on the  first flight on the the extension: (London, Karachi) - JOHDPUR, bs 6.1.30, Imperial Airways plane on charter to the Indian Government, Irish overseas rate 2 1/2d; British overseas rate 2 1/2d; London - India air fee 5d; Correctly rated 10d.  Ref # 29.32c1, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1929, Dec 28
Irish 'feeder' mail on the first flight on the the extension: (London, Karachi) - JOHDPUR, bs 6.1.30, Imperial Airways plane on charter to the Indian Government, Irish overseas rate 2 1/2d; British overseas rate 2 1/2d; London - India air fee 5d; Correctly rated 10d. Ref # 29.32c1, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Irish 'feeder' mail on the  first flight on the the extension: (London, Karachi) - Johdpur - DELHI bs 7.1.30, Imperial Airways plane on charter to the Indian Government, Irish overseas rate 2 1/2d; British overseas rate 2 1/2d; London - India air fee 5d; Correctly rated 10d.  Ref # 29.32c1, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1929, Dec 28
Irish 'feeder' mail on the first flight on the the extension: (London, Karachi) - Johdpur - DELHI bs 7.1.30, Imperial Airways plane on charter to the Indian Government, Irish overseas rate 2 1/2d; British overseas rate 2 1/2d; London - India air fee 5d; Correctly rated 10d. Ref # 29.32c1, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways Charter, route extension to Jodhpur and Delhi, first flight after the official announcement, Berlin-LONDON-Karachi-Jodhpur-DELHI, German overseas rate (1.6.29 - 30.4.30) 15pf, British air charge to India for 1/2oz 5d. The correct rate from Britain was: Basic 2 1/2d + 5d = 7 1/2d. Short of 2d the letter attracted a postage due charge (T). Ref # 29.32c3, A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1929, Dec 28
Imperial Airways Charter, route extension to Jodhpur and Delhi, first flight after the official announcement, Berlin-LONDON-Karachi-Jodhpur-DELHI, German overseas rate (1.6.29 - 30.4.30) 15pf, British air charge to India for 1/2oz 5d. The correct rate from Britain was: Basic 2 1/2d + 5d = 7 1/2d. Short of 2d the letter attracted a postage due charge (T). Ref # 29.32c3, A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways, first experimental flight to Australia, London 4.4.31 - Darwin 25.4.31. After the the crash of the Hercules DH66 'City of Cairo' at Koepang, Kingsford Smith picked up the mails and delivered them to Darwin. Qantas continued to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. CALCUTTA (13.4.31) - DARWIN (24.4.31) - SYDNEY (29.4.31). The complete route was London-Calcutta-Rangoon-Singapore-Koepang (crash)-Darwin-Brisbane-Sydney. Inclusive rate from India 4 annas (postcard).  Ref # 31.0gb, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1931, Apr 13
Imperial Airways, first experimental flight to Australia, London 4.4.31 - Darwin 25.4.31. After the the crash of the Hercules DH66 'City of Cairo' at Koepang, Kingsford Smith picked up the mails and delivered them to Darwin. Qantas continued to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. CALCUTTA (13.4.31) - DARWIN (24.4.31) - SYDNEY (29.4.31). The complete route was London-Calcutta-Rangoon-Singapore-Koepang (crash)-Darwin-Brisbane-Sydney. Inclusive rate from India 4 annas (postcard). Ref # 31.0gb, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways First Service Between South Africa and Australia. F/F South Africa to England, CAPE TOWN - LONDON on services AN 47/48. Flight left on January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days arriving Croydon February 16  with second dispatch. Flight by air terminated at London with application of red double bar Jusqu'a. Onwards by sea to Freemantle, where transferred to the Australian Perth-Adelaide service, Combination mail - no airmail service all the way. This cover was in Newall's personal collection and described as 'First service between South Africa and Australia' a shown in scan, but is not listed in his book.  Ref # 32.03a, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1932, Jan 27
Imperial Airways First Service Between South Africa and Australia. F/F South Africa to England, CAPE TOWN - LONDON on services AN 47/48. Flight left on January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days arriving Croydon February 16 with second dispatch. Flight by air terminated at London with application of red double bar Jusqu'a. Onwards by sea to Freemantle, where transferred to the Australian Perth-Adelaide service, Combination mail - no airmail service all the way. This cover was in Newall's personal collection and described as 'First service between South Africa and Australia' a shown in scan, but is not listed in his book. Ref # 32.03a, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Tanganyika to Italy, MOSHI TO BRINDISI, bs 14/2, feeder service of the Tanganyika Government for the Imperial Airways first return service from Cape Town AN 48, by City of Baghdad to Kisumu 8/2, by City of Swanage to Khartoum 10/2, by City of Arundel to Cairo, by train to Alexandria and by Sylvanus to Brindisi. Correctly rate 75c from KUT to Europe.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1932, Jan 27
Tanganyika to Italy, MOSHI TO BRINDISI, bs 14/2, feeder service of the Tanganyika Government for the Imperial Airways first return service from Cape Town AN 48, by City of Baghdad to Kisumu 8/2, by City of Swanage to Khartoum 10/2, by City of Arundel to Cairo, by train to Alexandria and by Sylvanus to Brindisi. Correctly rate 75c from KUT to Europe.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Imperial Airways, first return service from Cape Town, (BROKEN HILL) - NAIROBI - MIRABELLA. mail carried on the 'City of Baghdad' and the 'City of Delhi'.  Ref # 32.03 e1, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1932, Feb 9
Imperial Airways, first return service from Cape Town, (BROKEN HILL) - NAIROBI - MIRABELLA. mail carried on the 'City of Baghdad' and the 'City of Delhi'. Ref # 32.03 e1, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) TATA Airways (Flown by their Chief Pilot N. Vetch), Madras-Ahmedabad-Karachi; IMPERIAL AW Karachi -Cairo-Athens. Tata & Sons pen the route Madras-Karachi, and Imperial Airways take the mails over at Karachi. Ref # 32.23Ad , A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996. The rarest mails on this flight are to and from Ahmedabad, see pp 155 and 339.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1932, Oct 18
TATA Airways (Flown by their Chief Pilot N. Vetch), Madras-Ahmedabad-Karachi; IMPERIAL AW Karachi -Cairo-Athens. Tata & Sons pen the route Madras-Karachi, and Imperial Airways take the mails over at Karachi. Ref # 32.23Ad , A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996. The rarest mails on this flight are to and from Ahmedabad, see pp 155 and 339.

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(Alex Newall personal collection) Belgian feeder mail for the route extension to Calcutta, Imperial Airways, BRUSSELS (1.7.33) - LONDON - KARACHI (7.7.33)/Indian Trans-Continental Airways KARACHI (7.7.33) - ALLAHABAD - (Calcutta 8.7.33). Belgian basic rate 2Fr + air surcharge 4.75Fr = 6.75Fr.  Ref # 33.13d4, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

Alex Newall personal collection, 1933, Jul 1
Belgian feeder mail for the route extension to Calcutta, Imperial Airways, BRUSSELS (1.7.33) - LONDON - KARACHI (7.7.33)/Indian Trans-Continental Airways KARACHI (7.7.33) - ALLAHABAD - (Calcutta 8.7.33). Belgian basic rate 2Fr + air surcharge 4.75Fr = 6.75Fr. Ref # 33.13d4, A.S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.

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