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Argentina, 1926, Jan 6
Lloyd Aero Cordoba, Cordoba to Rio Cuarto, bs 6/1, red/cream 5c PSE with black "1925 - Servicio Aero Postal -1926" company printing across the front, canc Cordoba 6/1/1926 cds, fine strike black oval "Correos Telegrafos/Via Aerea/Cordoba", blue 'Por Via Aereas' hs, verso scarce company cachet showing a Junkers F-13 over a representation of the mountains of Sierra Cordoba with cachet reading Aero Lloyd/Cordoba. Lloyd Aero Cordoba was a pioneer airline which operated a service in cooperation with the Junkers Mission across the mountains from Cordoba to Villa Dolores and Rio Cuarta, during 1925 and 1926. Mail charged at internal postage rates, 5c per 20g.

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Argentina, 1926, Oct 11
The Junkers Mission, Buenos Aires to Montevideo, bs 11/10, plain cover franked 34c, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires/11 Oct 26' cds, ms 'Via Aerea'. With the demise of the Compania Rio Platense de Aviacion the Junkers Mission took over the Buenos Aires-Montevideo route and ran a thrice weekly service between March 1926 and October 1927. Also a photoscan 14x7cm of Junker G 24 flying over Buenos Aires.

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Argentina, 1928, Mar 3
Argentina-Germany, Buenos Aires to Leysin (Switzerland) with no arrival b/s. This cover was part of the second service between South America and Europe (called AMFRA 2). It left Buenos Aires on March 8th for Recife (Brazil) to be put on the steamer for Dakar. On March 11th, at Recife, the mailbags of incoming FRAME 1 (mail from Europe) were mixed up on the wharf with this AMFRA 2. The FRAME 1 mail was put back on the steamer while the AMFRA 2 letters were flown back to Bahia where the mistake was noticed. The steamer was called back and the plane flew back to Recife and the bags switched. Interesting and quite scarce cover from this early, and sometimes clumsy, Aeropostale service.

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Argentina, 1928, Mar 8
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Montevideo, bs 8/3, blue/black/orange PPC commemorating opening of the regular South America/-Europe service from Buenos Aires, showing winged postman and "Servicio Aeropostal???1 de Marzo de 1928", franked 5c and 25c airs (airmail rate 5c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/29 Feb 28/Buenos Aires' carried on Buenos Aires-Montevideo leg of the second flight.

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Argentina, 1928, Mar 8
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Brazil, Bahia 12/3 arrival ds on front, blue/black/orange PPC commemorating opening of the regular South America/-Europe service from Buenos Aires, showing winged postman and "Servicio Aeropostal???1 de Marzo de 1928", franked 5c and 25c airmail (airmail rate 5c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/7 Mar 28/Buenos Aires', carried on the Buenos Aires to Brazil leg of the second flight.

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Argentina, 1928, Mar 16
Cover postmarked Buenos Aires (Argentina) March 16, 1928 to Padstow (England) with no arrival b/s. This was only the 4th service between South America and Europe (called AMFRA 4) by Aeropostale. In fact, the letter just missed the 3rd service which had left Buenos Aires the day before. It was flown from Buenos Aires to Natal on March 22nd. It crossed the South Atlantic on the steamer ?Cap Arcona? to Dakar where it was flown to Toulouse, arriving on April 13th. See: Collot and Cornu. Ligne Mermoz p. 100. A very early and scarce example of this Aeropostale service. Creased but not affecting stamps.

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Argentina, 1928, Mar 21
Argentina-Germany, registered cover postmarked Buenos Aires (Argentina) March 21, 1928 to Konstanz (Germany) with arrival b/s of April 15. Large ?Via Aerea? hand stamp. This was only the 4th service between South America and Europe (called AMFRA 4) by Aeropostale. It was flown from Buenos Aires to Natal on March 22nd. It crossed the South Atlantic on the steamer ?Cap Arcona? to Dakar where it was flown to Toulouse, arriving on April 13th. See: Collot and Cornu. Ligne Mermoz p. 100. A very early and scarce example of this Aeropostale service.

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Argentina, 1928, Mar 28
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, 1928 red/cream 5c airmail PSE (H&G #1) with additional 7c ordinary and 1928 10c, 30c and 50c airs (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/28 Mar 28/Buenos Aires', carried on the third flight of the new South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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Argentina, 1928, Apr 4
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Belgium, no arrival ds, 1928 blue/cream 12c airmail PSE (H&G #2) with additional 1928 1.08P air (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/4 Apr 28', carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Non invasive ironed vertical crease.

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Argentina, 1928, May 2
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Austria, no arrival ds, registered (label) 1928 blue/cream 12c airmail PSE (H&G #2) with additional 1928 10c, 50c, 72c (corner defect), canc 'Via Aerea/2 May 28', large black 'Via Aereo' hs, large intact wax seal verso. Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Attractive item.

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(Argentina) F/F from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, bs 17/5, by Aeroposta Argentina, registered (label) cover franked  5c postage, 20c registration and 25c airmail (airmail rate 5c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/17 May 28/Buenos Aires, ms 'Via Aerea'. Prior to the opening of the Buenos Aires-Asuncion service Aeroposta Argentina began this service between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, across the River Plate. Scarce.

Argentina, 1928, May 17
F/F from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, bs 17/5, by Aeroposta Argentina, registered (label) cover franked 5c postage, 20c registration and 25c airmail (airmail rate 5c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/17 May 28/Buenos Aires, ms 'Via Aerea'. Prior to the opening of the Buenos Aires-Asuncion service Aeroposta Argentina began this service between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, across the River Plate. Scarce.

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Argentina, 1928, Jul 17
Argentina-Germany, registered cover postmarked Charata (Argentina) July 17, 1928 with transit b/s Buenos Aires July 19 and arrival b/s Hannover (Germany) August 8th. This cover must have missed by a few hours the AMFRA 21 flight which left Buenos Aires on July 19th. This explains the ?late? arrival since AMFRA 22 left Buenos Aires on July 26th. Franking includes airmail stamps from Argentina Scott C12 and C14.

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Argentina, 1928, Jul 18
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to USA, Verona, NJ Aug 9 1928 arrival postmark on front, Celotex Co corner cover 5c and 20c air (airmail rate 5c per gram), canc Via Aerea/Buenos Aires cds, typed "Alcance por Via Aerea en el puerto de Rio de Janeiro, con el Vapor Vandyck". Flown by CGA to Rio de Janeiro, then by steamship 'Vandyck' to US, a luxurious oil burning passenger steamer owned by the Lamport & Holt Line, New York. Attractive item.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Paris, no arrival ds, registered (label) CGA Buenos Aires company corner cover franked  $1.14 inc 1928 90c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/2 May 28', large black 'Via Aereo' hs. Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1928, Aug 29
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Paris, no arrival ds, registered (label) CGA Buenos Aires company corner cover franked $1.14 inc 1928 90c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/2 May 28', large black 'Via Aereo' hs. Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale airmail service across the River Plate using Latecoere landplane, Buenos Aires to Montevideo, bs 7/3, red/cream 5c airmail PSE with additional 10c, 15c airs, canc Buenos Aires/Via Aerea cds.

Argentina, 1929, Mar 06
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale airmail service across the River Plate using Latecoere landplane, Buenos Aires to Montevideo, bs 7/3, red/cream 5c airmail PSE with additional 10c, 15c airs, canc Buenos Aires/Via Aerea cds.

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(Argentina) Aeroposta Argentina, Ficarelli F/F Buenos Aires-Asuncion, bs 22/3, registered (label) 1928 blue/cream 12c airmail PSE (H&G #2) with additional 35c (5c postage, 20c regn,15c airmail, the postcard airmail rate was the same as the airmail rate), large black 'Via Aerea' hs.

Argentina, 1929, Mar 22
Aeroposta Argentina, Ficarelli F/F Buenos Aires-Asuncion, bs 22/3, registered (label) 1928 blue/cream 12c airmail PSE (H&G #2) with additional 35c (5c postage, 20c regn,15c airmail, the postcard airmail rate was the same as the airmail rate), large black 'Via Aerea' hs.

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Argentina, 1929, Mar 22
Aeroposta Argentina, Ficarelli F/F Buenos Aires-Asuncion, bs 22/3, registered (label) 1928 blue/cream 12c airmail PSE (H&G #2) with additional 5c postage, 20c regn, and15c airmail stamps (the postcard airmail rate was the same as the airmail rate), large black 'Via Aerea' hs.

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Argentina, 1929, Mar 22
Aeroposta Argentina, F/F Buenos Aires-Monte Caseros leg of the inaugural flight from Buenos Aires to Asuncion, bs 22/3, red/cream 5c PSC (H&G #1) with additional 15c airmail, The flight landed at Monte Caseros to refuel before continuing on the Asuncion, with one other stop at Posadas. Only 25 pieces of mail were carried to Monte Caseros.

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(Argentina) Aeroposta Argentina, Buenos Aires-Monte Caseros, carried on the second Buenos Aires-Asuncion flight, bs 22/3, red/cream 5c PSC (H&G #1) with additional 15c for airmail postage, The flight's departure was delayed by fog at Buenos Aires before leaving mail at landed at Monte Caseros to refuel before continuing on the Asuncion, with another stop at Posadas. Mounted on album page with map of route, and 140 word account of the journey by Annie Peck, a passenger on this flight. Only 12 pieces of mail were carried to Monte Caseros on this flight.

Argentina, 1929, Mar 26
Aeroposta Argentina, Buenos Aires-Monte Caseros, carried on the second Buenos Aires-Asuncion flight, bs 22/3, red/cream 5c PSC (H&G #1) with additional 15c for airmail postage, The flight's departure was delayed by fog at Buenos Aires before leaving mail at landed at Monte Caseros to refuel before continuing on the Asuncion, with another stop at Posadas. Mounted on album page with map of route, and 140 word account of the journey by Annie Peck, a passenger on this flight. Only 12 pieces of mail were carried to Monte Caseros on this flight.

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Argentina, 1929, Apr 8
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale/Aeroposta Argentina, Buenos Aires to Asuncion, bs 9/4, carried on the last leg of the inaugural Rio de Janero to Paraguay flight, plain cover ranked 2x10c, canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Via Aerea'. On arrival at Buenos Aires the mail was transferred to the Aeroposta Argentina flight leaving for Asuncion on the last leg of the flight from Rio.

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Argentina, 1929, Apr 11
Argentina-Germany, registered cover postmarked Cordoba April 11, 1929 with arrival b/s Stettin (Germany) April 23. Very thin ?Bible? paper cover opened on 3 sides.

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Argentina, 1929, Apr 18
Argentina-Germany, cover postmarked Mendoza (Argentina) April 18, 1929 with transit b/s Buenos Aires April 19, transit b/s Paris May 5 and arrival b/s Berlin May 5th. Red Luftpost arrival cachet and boxed illegible black cachet (probably in Argentina). It is very surprising that this cover missed the AMFRA 60 flight which left Buenos Aires on April 20th. The Spanish cachet probably is the answer (a mistake in bags ?). Nevertheless it flew with AMFRA 61 which left Buenos Aires on April 27 which explains the otherwise late arrival in Paris. Attractive cover.

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Argentina, 1929, May 3
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Hamburg, no arrival ds, commercial corner cover franked 12c + $1.26 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x7) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Frontal LH edge nick, see scan.

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Argentina, 1929, May 29
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Scotland, no arrival ds, high franked registered (label) commercial corner cover franked $3.70 inc $3.42 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x19) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Some damage to both $1 airmail stamps, see scan.

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Argentina, 1929, Jul 12
Brazil-Czechoslovakia, cover postmarked Buenos Aires July 12, 1929 with arrival postmark Prague July 22nd. Airmail envelope. All postmarks are on the front of the cover. Franking includes Scott C12 and C14. Rare destination for these early Aeropostale flights.

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(Argentina) Aeroposta Argentina, F/F Buenos Aires to Posados, bs 15/7, plain cover franked 4x5c, canc Buenos Aires/Via Aerea cds, ms 'Via Aerea'.

Argentina, 1929, Jul 14
Aeroposta Argentina, F/F Buenos Aires to Posados, bs 15/7, plain cover franked 4x5c, canc Buenos Aires/Via Aerea cds, ms 'Via Aerea'.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to St Louis, bs 15/8, plain registered (label) cover franked $1.86 inc $1.62 airmail, canc Via Aerea/Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Par Via Aerea/Certificados'. Letter weighed 9g (9x18 =162).

Argentina, 1929, Jul 18
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to St Louis, bs 15/8, plain registered (label) cover franked $1.86 inc $1.62 airmail, canc Via Aerea/Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Par Via Aerea/Certificados'. Letter weighed 9g (9x18 =162).

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Scotland, no arrival ds, high franked registered (label) cover franked $2.24 inc $1.98 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x11) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Small top rh corner nibble, and only tiny remnant of the registration label remains, see scan.

Argentina, 1929, Aug 14
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Scotland, no arrival ds, high franked registered (label) cover franked $2.24 inc $1.98 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x11) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Small top rh corner nibble, and only tiny remnant of the registration label remains, see scan.

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(Argentina) NYRBA F/F Buenos Aires to Montevideo, no arrival ds, plain cover fanked 15c canc Via Aerea/Buens Aires/22 Ago 29", pale green straight line "Por Avion NYRBA" flight cachet.

Argentina, 1929, Aug 26
NYRBA F/F Buenos Aires to Montevideo, no arrival ds, plain cover fanked 15c canc Via Aerea/Buens Aires/22 Ago 29", pale green straight line "Por Avion NYRBA" flight cachet.

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Argentina, 1929, Sep 3
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Guillaumet F/F Buenos Aires to Santiago, bs 3/9, plain cover franked 5c posatge + 15c airmail, canc Via Aerera/Buenos Aires cds, boxed green "Premier, Courrier Aerienne/Argentie-Chile" cachet verso, Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(Argentina) Panagra, first acceptance for Canada via Cristobal, carried on F/F FAM 9 Extension Buenos Aires to Cristobal, Buenos Aires to Toronto, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 112c postage, 85c airmail canc "Buenos Aires via Aerea" cds. Most covers were flown to USA and South America. Only 19 flown to Cristobal, not known how many were carried to Canada. Immaculate and scarce.

Argentina, 1929, Oct 11
Panagra, first acceptance for Canada via Cristobal, carried on F/F FAM 9 Extension Buenos Aires to Cristobal, Buenos Aires to Toronto, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 112c postage, 85c airmail canc "Buenos Aires via Aerea" cds. Most covers were flown to USA and South America. Only 19 flown to Cristobal, not known how many were carried to Canada. Immaculate and scarce.

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Argentina, 1929, Oct 11
Panagra, FAM 9 Extension to Argentina, Buenos Aires to Cristobal, bs 19/10, via Balboa 19/10, and Oct 19 Colon "Transito", plain registered cover addressed to Commander Marshall Collins, 15th Naval District, Balboa, franked 1928 1p black and red, canc "Buenos Aires via Aerea" cds, Bk on white regn label, "Certificada" hs. Immaculate and very scarce, only 19 flown.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Hamburg, no arrival ds, red/blue/grey CGA company cover franked registered (label) cover franked $1.26 (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x7) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. See scan.

Argentina, 1929, Oct 11
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Hamburg, no arrival ds, red/blue/grey CGA company cover franked registered (label) cover franked $1.26 (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x7) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Non invasive ironed vertical crease. See scan.

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(Argentina) Pan American Grace Airways, F/F Buenos Aires to New York, bs 21/10, via Miami 21/10, franked 5c postage, 20c registration, 85c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires', typed "Primer Correo Aereo/Buenos Aires - Estados Unidos", ms ' Panagra'.

Argentina, 1929, Oct 12
Pan American Grace Airways, F/F Buenos Aires to New York, bs 21/10, via Miami 21/10, franked 5c postage, 20c registration, 85c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires', typed "Primer Correo Aereo/Buenos Aires - Estados Unidos", ms ' Panagra'.

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(Argentina) Pan American Grace Airways, F/F Buenos Aires to USA, private 11/10 Union Trust Co, Ohio arrival ds verso, franked 5c postage, 35 airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires', typed "Via Aerea Panagra/Directo a Estados Unidos", ms ' Panagra'.

Argentina, 1929, Oct 12
Pan American Grace Airways, F/F Buenos Aires to USA, private 11/10 Union Trust Co, Ohio arrival ds verso, franked 5c postage, 35 airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires', typed "Via Aerea Panagra/Directo a Estados Unidos", ms ' Panagra'.

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(Argentina) Pan American Grace Airways, F/F Buenos Aires to USA, private Deyo Oil Co23/10 (?return) arrival ds verso, franked 5c postage, 68 airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires', uncommon blue double ringed oval "Courrier Aerien/Etats Unis" flight cachet, ms "Via Aerea Panagra".

Argentina, 1929, Oct 12
Pan American Grace Airways, F/F Buenos Aires to USA, private Deyo Oil Co23/10 (?return) arrival ds verso, franked 5c postage, 68 airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires', uncommon blue double ringed oval "Courrier Aerien/Etats Unis" flight cachet, ms "Via Aerea Panagra".

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(Argentina) Saint-Exupery F/F Bahia Blanca to Comodoro Rivadavia, bs 1/11, blue/white printed 'Via Aerea' PSC with additional 10c,5c stamps, canc 'Bahia Blanca/Argentina/Nov 1 1929' cds, violet double ring 'Aerea Posta/Argentina (SA)' verso. Flown by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Argentina, 1929, Nov 1
Saint-Exupery F/F Bahia Blanca to Comodoro Rivadavia, bs 1/11, blue/white printed 'Via Aerea' PSC with additional 10c,5c stamps, canc 'Bahia Blanca/Argentina/Nov 1 1929' cds, violet double ring 'Aerea Posta/Argentina (SA)' verso. Flown by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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Argentina, 1929, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for British Guiana, Buenos Aires to Georgetown, British Guiana, bs 11/1/1930, via Belem (Para) 21/12 and Barbados 5/1/1930, registered (label) 'Argentina Postal' philatelic club cover (address and details verso), franked 12c postage, 12c registration, 20c airmail, canc 'Agencia 2/14/B. Aires/Argentina/ 7 Dic 29 cds, typed "Via 1st flight airmail from Argentina to Br. Guiana". Carried by Compagnie Generale Aeropostale from Buenos Aires to Natal, then by sea to Barbados, then likely onward also by sea to Georgetown. A rare acceptance.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Copenhagen, bs 26/12, 1928 blue/cream registered (label) 12c airmail PSE (H&G #2) with additional 12c postage and 12 regn and 1928 90c air (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/4 Apr 28', carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon destination.

Argentina, 1929, Dec 13
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Copenhagen, bs 26/12, 1928 blue/cream registered (label) 12c airmail PSE (H&G #2) with additional 12c postage and 12 regn and 1928 90c air (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/4 Apr 28', carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon destination.

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Argentina, 1930, Jan 15
NYRBA, F/F Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo, via Santos 16/1 transit cds, plain cover franked 5c ordinary, 5c air, canc Via Aerea/Buenos Aires cds, pale green boxed 'Via NYRBA' cachet. Distance c 1000 miles, would have completed the journey to Sao Paulo by road.

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(Argentina) Early Compagnie Generale Aeropostale Aviso service(1/3/28-31/12/35) using fast ex navy destroyers (9 day transit France-S. America, of which 5 days were at sea), Buenos Aires to London (no arrival b/s as is usual with UK mail), Paris 12/2/30 transit cds, special dark blue/pale grey Compagnie Generale Aeropostale/Aeropostal Argentina S.A. imprint etiquette airmail envelope, franked Sc. 327, 373 and C12 and C14, canc Buenos Aires cds (date illegible). Flown Buenos Aires-Natal by Aeropostale Aeropostal Argentina S.A, then carried  by fast Aviso from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale (this service started in 1925). Please note the date of postage is illegible.

Argentina, 1930, Feb 1
Early Compagnie Generale Aeropostale Aviso service(1/3/28-31/12/35) using fast ex navy destroyers (9 day transit France-S. America, of which 5 days were at sea), Buenos Aires to London (no arrival b/s as is usual with UK mail), Paris 12/2/30 transit cds, special dark blue/pale grey Compagnie Generale Aeropostale/Aeropostal Argentina S.A. imprint etiquette airmail envelope, franked Sc. 327, 373 and C12 and C14, canc Buenos Aires cds (date illegible). Flown Buenos Aires-Natal by Aeropostale Aeropostal Argentina S.A, then carried by fast Aviso from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale (this service started in 1925). Please note the date of postage is illegible.

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(Argentina) Argentina-Belgium, pre-printed Aeropostale-Aeropostale Argentina envelope postmarked Buenos Aires February 7, 1930 with transit b/s Paris February 17 and Brussels arrival b/s February 17th. Franking includes a pair of Scott C10. Belgium as a destination for these flights is not as common as one would expect.

Argentina, 1930, Feb 7
Argentina-Belgium, pre-printed Aeropostale-Aeropostale Argentina envelope postmarked Buenos Aires February 7, 1930 with transit b/s Paris February 17 and Brussels arrival b/s February 17th. Franking includes a pair of Scott C10. Belgium as a destination for these flights is not as common as one would expect.

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(Argentina) Argentina-England, pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Buenos Aires February 14, 1930 with transit b/s Paris March 1st and no arrival b/s at Dorking (Great Britain) as is often the case. Although postmarked on February 14th, this cover obviously missed the AMFRA 103 flight which left on February 15th. It was kept for AMFRA 104 which left Buenos Aires on February 22nd and which explains the late arrival in Paris. Franking includes Scott C13. Nice clean cover.

Argentina, 1930, Feb 14
Argentina-England, pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Buenos Aires February 14, 1930 with transit b/s Paris March 1st and no arrival b/s at Dorking (Great Britain) as is often the case. Although postmarked on February 14th, this cover obviously missed the AMFRA 103 flight which left on February 15th. It was kept for AMFRA 104 which left Buenos Aires on February 22nd and which explains the late arrival in Paris. Franking includes Scott C13. Nice clean cover.

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Argentina, 1930, Feb 14
Argentina-England, large blue paper cover postmarked Buenos Aires February 28, 1930 with transit b/s Paris March 11 and arrival b/s London March 12th. Franking includes a pair of Scott C9 and a pair of Scott C11. Addressed to Lloyd?s Bank, the cover is opened on 3 sides except for a small tape holding it together at the top.

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(Argentina) NYRBA F/F, Buenos Aires to Miami, no arrival ds, pale blue/grey NYRBA in arrow company cover and printed "Via NYRBA Aerea", addressed to addressed to Miss Eva Grooch (the pilot's sister), franked 10c, 15c airs, canc Aeropostale BA cds, framed Nyrba/Argentina-Estados Unidos flight cachet.  Signed by the pilot, WS Grooch who piloted the plane to Santos where it was damaged whilst landing in heavy seas in the dark.

Argentina, 1930, Feb 19
NYRBA F/F, Buenos Aires to Miami, no arrival ds, pale blue/grey NYRBA in arrow company cover and printed "Via NYRBA Aerea", addressed to addressed to Miss Eva Grooch (the pilot's sister), franked 10c, 15c airs, canc Aeropostale BA cds, framed Nyrba/Argentina-Estados Unidos flight cachet. Signed by the pilot, WS Grooch who piloted the plane to Santos where it was damaged whilst landing in heavy seas in the dark.

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(Argentina) NYRBA F/F, Buenos Aires to Miami, and on to Washington, Aeropostale BA cds, red boxed cachet,  airmail cover.

Argentina, 1930, Feb 19
NYRBA F/F, Buenos Aires to Miami, and on to Washington, Aeropostale BA cds, red boxed cachet, airmail cover.

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(Argentina) F/F, Buenos Aires to New York, Aeropostale BA cds, violet boxed cachet, no b/s, printed "Via Nybra Aerea" airmail envelope addressed to Miss Eva Grooch and signed by WS Grooch, pilot, NYRBA

Argentina, 1930, Feb 19
F/F, Buenos Aires to New York, Aeropostale BA cds, violet boxed cachet, no b/s, printed "Via Nybra Aerea" airmail envelope addressed to Miss Eva Grooch and signed by WS Grooch, pilot, NYRBA

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(Argentina) NYRBA F/F, Buenos Aires to Miami, bs 26/7,and on to Chicago 1/3, purple flight cachet, registered (label) airmail cover.

Argentina, 1930, Feb 19
NYRBA F/F, Buenos Aires to Miami, bs 26/7,and on to Chicago 1/3, purple flight cachet, registered (label) airmail cover.

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Argentina, 1930, Feb 20
NYRBA triple crash and outlaw cover, carried on the first regular through service, Buenos Aires to Miami, no b/s, plain cover franked 5c + 20c air, canc Serv. Aeropostal/Buenos Aires cds, red framed Nyrba/Argentina-Estados Unidos flight cachet, pale green 'Via NYRBA/Correspondencia Aerea' cachet . This cover was involved in all three crashes of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second on landing at Santos where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre had to be unloaded and, together with mail from Santos, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. This item is also an 'outlaw' cover because NYRBA had no FAM contract with the USPO guaranteeing that their mail would receive continuing air mail service once it had cleard th first US port of entry. So it was c

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(Argentina) NYRBA, triple crash and outlaw cover, carried on the first regular through service, Buenos Aires to Miami, no b/s, airmail cover franked 46c, canc  Aeropostal/BA cds, violet framed 'Via NYRBA/Correspondencia Aerea' and weak strike first flight cachet (see scan). This crash cover was involved in all three crashes of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second on landing at Santos where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre had to be unloaded and, together with mail from Santos, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA.  This item is also an 'outlaw' cover because NYRBA had no FAM contract with the USPO guaranteeing that their mail would receive continuing air mail service once it had cleard th first US port of entry. So it was confiscated by the USPO on arri

Argentina, 1930, Feb 20
NYRBA, triple crash and outlaw cover, carried on the first regular through service, Buenos Aires to Miami, no b/s, airmail cover franked 46c, canc Aeropostal/BA cds, violet framed 'Via NYRBA/Correspondencia Aerea' and weak strike first flight cachet (see scan). This crash cover was involved in all three crashes of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second on landing at Santos where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre had to be unloaded and, together with mail from Santos, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. This item is also an 'outlaw' cover because NYRBA had no FAM contract with the USPO guaranteeing that their mail would receive continuing air mail service once it had cleard th first US port of entry. So it was confiscated by the USPO on arri

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(Argentina) NYRBA triple crash and outlaw cover, carried on the first regular through service, Buenos Aires to Miami, no b/s, white with two blue stripes (Argentine flag) across middle, "Lineas Aereas Nyrba/de la Tri Motor Safety Airways" company business envelope, 24x13cm, addressed to Colonel Ralph O'Niel, founder of NYRBA, franked 10c + 35c air, canc Serv. Aeropostal/Buenos Aires cds, red framed Nyrba/Argentina-Estados Unidos flight cachet. This cover was involved in all three crashes of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second on landing at Santos where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre had to be unloaded and, together with mail from Santos, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA.  This item is also an 'outlaw' cover because NYRBA had no FAM contract with

Argentina, 1930, Feb 20
NYRBA triple crash and outlaw cover, carried on the first regular through service, Buenos Aires to Miami, no b/s, white with two blue stripes (Argentine flag) across middle, "Lineas Aereas Nyrba/de la Tri Motor Safety Airways" company business envelope, 24x13cm, addressed to Colonel Ralph O'Niel, founder of NYRBA, franked 10c + 35c air, canc Serv. Aeropostal/Buenos Aires cds, red framed Nyrba/Argentina-Estados Unidos flight cachet. This cover was involved in all three crashes of this flight at Bahia. The first was at Porto Alegre, and the second on landing at Santos where mail from Argentina, Uruguay, Porto Alegre had to be unloaded and, together with mail from Santos, rushed 200 miles by car, over mountain roads to Rio. Here it was transferred, along with the Rio mail, to a third machine which took off for Bahia chased by the Rio harbour police who had a warrant to impound NYRBA's mail because of an unsettled legal dispute with ETA. This item is also an 'outlaw' cover because NYRBA had no FAM contract with

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Argentina, 1930, Feb 26
NYRBA 2nd flight, Buenos Aires to Miami, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 5x5c airs, canc Aeropostale BA cds, volet 'Via NYRBA/Correspondencia Aerea' cachet .

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Argentina, 1930, Mar 13
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Scotland, Paris/Gare du Nord 28/5 transit cds, red/blue/grey CGA company cover franked $1.22 inc $1.08 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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Argentina, 1930, Apr 5
Aeropostale, Internal Argentina airmail, Trelew to Buenos Aires, clear arrival b/s of April 7, pre-printed Aeropostale/Aeroposta Argentina envelope from Trelew postmarked April 5, 1930 to Buenos Aires with Early cover from Patagonia. St.Exupery had made his survey flights about 5 months earlier and the Patagonia-Buenos Aires-Europe service began only a few days before this cover was sent (April 2). See Collot and Cornu. Ligne Mermoz. p. 144.

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Argentina, 1930, May 13
Cover carried on one of the last regular NYRBA flights before trans, Buenos Aires to Canada, no arrival ds, Royal Bank of Canada corner cover franked 45c, canc Aeropostale BA cds, red 'Por Via Aerea' hs, typed "Nyrba Via New York". On August 19th NYRBA transferred all its assets to Pan Am. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Brazil-England, cover postmarked Buenos Aires May 16, 1930 with transit b/s Paris May 28 and arrival b/s London May 29th. Franking includes the scarce Scott C18 (8$ used in 1998). Tiny non invasive corner defect.

Argentina, 1930, May 16
Brazil-England, cover postmarked Buenos Aires May 16, 1930 with transit b/s Paris May 28 and arrival b/s London May 29th. Franking includes the scarce Scott C18 (8$ used in 1998). Tiny non invasive corner defect.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1930, Jun 06
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Holland, Paris/Gare du Nord 18/6 transit cds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $1.58 inc $1.44 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x8) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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(Argentina) Brazil-France, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Buenos Aires (Argentina) June 13, 1930 and addressed to Paris with arrival b/s June 20th. AMFRA 120 (June 14) took place the day after Guillaumet?s famous crash in the Andes. The mail from Santiago was destined for this flight had Guillaumet not crashed.

Argentina, 1930, Jun 13
Brazil-France, pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Buenos Aires (Argentina) June 13, 1930 and addressed to Paris with arrival b/s June 20th. AMFRA 120 (June 14) took place the day after Guillaumet?s famous crash in the Andes. The mail from Santiago was destined for this flight had Guillaumet not crashed.

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Argentina, 1930, Jun 25
Buenos Aires to New York, no arrival ds, Casa Ferrari Stamp Co cover with large company emblem printed on ther back, franked 25c, canc Aeropostale BA cds, blue 'Via NYRBA/Correspondencia Aerea' cachet . Also a cover carried on one of the last regular NYRBA flights because, on August 190th NYRBA transferred all its assets to Pan Am. Attractive cover, see scan.

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Argentina, 1930, Jul 11
Argentina-Germany, pre-printed Aeropostale-Aeroposta Argentina envelope postmarked Buenos Aires July 11, 1930 addressed to Merscheid (Germany) with no arrival b/s but with a Paris transit b/s July 20th. Good clean cover.

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(Argentina) Cover postmarked Buenos Aires July 25, 1930 to London (England) with no arrival b/s but with a Paris transit b/s August 8th. Small loss of paper top left corner.

Argentina, 1930, Jul 25
Cover postmarked Buenos Aires July 25, 1930 to London (England) with no arrival b/s but with a Paris transit b/s August 8th. Small loss of paper top left corner.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1930, Jul 30
Cover carried on one of the last regular NYRBA flights, Buenos Aires to New York, no arrival ds, Cine Kodak Corp corner cover franked 45c, canc Aeropostale BA cds, red 'Via Aerea' hs, volet 'Via NYRBA/Correspondencia Aerea' cachet . On August 19th NYRBA transferred all its assets to Pan Am. Interesting.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Argentina to England, pre-printed Aeropostale-Aeroposta Argentina envelope postmarked Buenos Aires August 8, 1930 addressed to Sunderland (Great Britain) with no arrival b/s but with Paris transit b/s August 23rd. This AMFRA 128 flight also carried the mail recovered from the Lagoa dos Patos (Brazil) crash which had occurred on August 4th. Light crease, closed flap tear.

Argentina, 1930, Aug 8
Argentina to England, pre-printed Aeropostale-Aeroposta Argentina envelope postmarked Buenos Aires August 8, 1930 addressed to Sunderland (Great Britain) with no arrival b/s but with Paris transit b/s August 23rd. This AMFRA 128 flight also carried the mail recovered from the Lagoa dos Patos (Brazil) crash which had occurred on August 4th. Light crease, closed flap tear.

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(Argentina) PANAGRA, first flight Buenos Aires to New York, no arrival ds, following the transfer of all NYRBA's assets to Pan Am on August 19th, 1930,  Park Davies Cia corner cover franked $0.83 (5c postage + 78c airmail) canc Aeropostale BA cds, typed "Via Aerea/PANAGRA". Elusive item.

Argentina, 1930, Aug 21
PANAGRA, first flight Buenos Aires to New York, no arrival ds, following the transfer of all NYRBA's assets to Pan Am on August 19th, 1930, Park Davies Cia corner cover franked $0.83 (5c postage + 78c airmail) canc Aeropostale BA cds, typed "Via Aerea/PANAGRA". Elusive item.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1930, Aug 26
PANAGRA, second flight Buenos Aires to New York, no arrival ds, following the transfer of all NYRBA's assets to Pan Am on August 19th, 1930, Park Davies Cia corner cover franked $3.11 canc Aeropostale BA cds, typed "Via Aerea/PANAGRA". Elusive item.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Holland, Gare du Nord 112/9 transit cds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $3.18 inc $3.06 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x17) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1930, Aug 29
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Holland, Gare du Nord 112/9 transit cds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $3.18 inc $3.06 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x17) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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Argentina, 1931, Feb 05
PANAGRA, further reduction of mail time west coast service from Buenos Aires to New York using the commodore-operated cut-off rote across the Caribbean, Jamie Rotger corner cover addressed to New York, no arrival ds, franked5c postage + $2,55 airmail, canc Aeropostale BA cds, typed 'Via Aerea/Pan A. Gra', see Airlines of the united States, REG Davies, p224. . Elusive item. Closed tear verso, does not detract, see scan.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, $1.08 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostale/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1931, Feb 13
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, $1.08 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostale/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $1.20 Buenos Aires "Franqueo Automatico" meter mark, 12c postage, $1.08 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), also canc 'Servicio Aerpopostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon postmarks.

Argentina, 1931, Feb 16
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $1.20 Buenos Aires "Franqueo Automatico" meter mark, 12c postage, $1.08 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), also canc 'Servicio Aerpopostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon postmarks.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to France, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $0.84 Buenos Aires "Franqueo Automatico" meter mark, 12c postage, 72c airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), also canc 'Servicio Aerpopostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon postmarks. Some rear flap damage and, tiny 2mm non invasive trim top rh edge.

Argentina, 1931, Feb 27
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to France, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $0.84 Buenos Aires "Franqueo Automatico" meter mark, 12c postage, 72c airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), also canc 'Servicio Aerpopostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon postmarks. Some rear flap damage and, tiny 2mm non invasive trim top rh edge.

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Argentina, 1931, Mar 23
Argentina to India, registered cover postmarked Buenos Aires March 23 and 24, 1931 to Adyar (India) with arrival b/s of April 20, 1931. Special Aeropostale/Aeroposta Argentina (a subsidiary) airmail envelope. Small loss of paper on back. The cover may have travelled from France to India by ship. Scarce destination.

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Argentina, 1931, Apr 03
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Prague, Czechoslovakia, bs 14/4, Erwin Schnabel registered (label) commercial cover franked $2.48 inc $2.16 airmail (12 x18 ==216), canc Via Aerea/Buenos Aires cds, typed 'Via Aerea/Certificado'. Franked with the 2P Anniversary of the Revolution which is scarce on cover. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Letter weighed 11g x18 =198. Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Germany, no arrival ds, PC franked 6c postage and 54c airmail, ms 'Via Aerea'.  CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon postmarks. Note PC postage 6c against normal letter charge of 12c per 20g.

Argentina, 1931, Apr 24
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Germany, no arrival ds, PC franked 6c postage and 54c airmail, ms 'Via Aerea'. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon postmarks. Note PC postage 6c against normal letter charge of 12c per 20g.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, British Embassy cover (220x90mm) fr12c postage + $3.42 airmail (1.90P, 90c, 72c first airmail stamps, airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires'. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (19) to Europe via West Africa.  CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. High franking, 1.90P value has corner perf missing, also small non invasive top lh corner defect, see scan.

Argentina, 1931, May 7
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, British Embassy cover (220x90mm) fr12c postage + $3.42 airmail (1.90P, 90c, 72c first airmail stamps, airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires'. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (19) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. High franking, 1.90P value has corner perf missing, also small non invasive top lh corner defect, see scan.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, 72c airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostale/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1931, Jun 26
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, 72c airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostale/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1931, Sep 9
Registered pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Buenos Aires September 9, 1931 (the flight left on September 12) addressed to The Hague (Netherlands) with arrival b/s September 21 and transit b/s Paris September 20th. Cover sent by a stamp dealer with EXCEPTIONAL FRANKING consisting of Scott C30, C31, C32, C33 and C34, that is the complete set of airmail stamps overprinted ?6 September 1930-1931? for the first anniversary of the 1930 Revolution. This set is catalogued £100 + used (much more on cover).

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Registered pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Buenos Aires September 9, 1931 (the flight left on September 12) addressed to The Hague (Netherlands) with arrival b/s September 21 and transit b/s Paris September 20th. Cover sent by a stamp dealer with EXCEPTIONAL FRANKING consisting of Scott C30, C31, C32, C33 and C34, that is the complete set of airmail stamps overprinted ?6 September 1930-1931? for the first anniversary of the 1930 Revolution. This set is catalogued £100 + used (much more on cover).

Argentina, 1931, Sep 9
Registered pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Buenos Aires September 9, 1931 (the flight left on September 12) addressed to The Hague (Netherlands) with arrival b/s September 21 and transit b/s Paris September 20th. Cover sent by a stamp dealer with EXCEPTIONAL FRANKING consisting of Scott C30, C31, C32, C33 and C34, that is the complete set of airmail stamps overprinted ?6 September 1930-1931? for the first anniversary of the 1930 Revolution. This set is catalogued £100 + used (much more on cover).

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, 90c anniversary of the revolution opt airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service, green/white A.Phillips label verso. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1931, Sep 18
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, 90c anniversary of the revolution opt airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service, green/white A.Phillips label verso. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Paris (address is faint, but legible), no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 82c inc 90c (12c postage, 72c airmail), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. 72c Anniversary of the Revolution air used to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Some flap damage.

Argentina, 1931, Oct 01
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Paris (address is faint, but legible), no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 82c inc 90c (12c postage, 72c airmail), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. 72c Anniversary of the Revolution air used to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Some flap damage.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, Paris/Gare du Nord transit cds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $1.20 Buenos Aires "Franqueo Automatico" meter mark, 12c postage, $1.08 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), also canc 'Servicio Aerpopostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon postmark.

Argentina, 1931, Oct 31
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, Paris/Gare du Nord transit cds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked $1.20 Buenos Aires "Franqueo Automatico" meter mark, 12c postage, $1.08 airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), also canc 'Servicio Aerpopostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon postmark.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Berlin, bs 8/12, red/blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, 3c surcharge and 90c airmail), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. 90c Anniversary of the Revolution air used to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Faint vertical crease.

Argentina, 1931, Nov 27
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Berlin, bs 8/12, red/blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, 3c surcharge and 90c airmail), canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. 90c Anniversary of the Revolution air used to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Faint vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, $1.80 airmail, 1c surcharge (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa, CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1932, Jan 12
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 12c postage, $1.80 airmail, 1c surcharge (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa, CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Vienna, bs 5/4, uncommon pale blue/white "Republica Argentina" airmail envelope with engraving of biplane franked 12c postage, 72c airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1932, Mar 25
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Vienna, bs 5/4, uncommon pale blue/white "Republica Argentina" airmail envelope with engraving of biplane franked 12c postage, 72c airmail (airmail rate to Europe 18c per gram), canc 'Servicio Aeropostal/Buenos Aires' cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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(Argentina) PANAGRA, unusual West coast airmail, Buenos Aires (Oliva)  to North Dakota, bs 7/4, via Cristobal 10/4 and Atlanta 12/4, registered (label) cover franked 5c postage, 5c regn, $1.70 airmail, large red "Oliva" hs, ms 'Via Aerea/Certificada', great routing.. It is unusual to find mail sent by the West coast route from Buenos Aires from the late 1931 onwards.

Argentina, 1932, Apr 07
PANAGRA, unusual West coast airmail, Buenos Aires (Oliva) to North Dakota, bs 7/4, via Cristobal 10/4 and Atlanta 12/4, registered (label) cover franked 5c postage, 5c regn, $1.70 airmail, large red "Oliva" hs, ms 'Via Aerea/Certificada', great routing.. It is unusual to find mail sent by the West coast route from Buenos Aires from the late 1931 onwards.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Comodoro Rivadavia to Copenhagen, bs 2/5, airmail cover franked 84c inc 72c airmail, canc  Comodoro Rivadavia cds, ms 'Via erea', carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon origin/ destination. Rear flap has been excised neatly.

Argentina, 1932, Apr 20
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Comodoro Rivadavia to Copenhagen, bs 2/5, airmail cover franked 84c inc 72c airmail, canc Comodoro Rivadavia cds, ms 'Via erea', carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Uncommon origin/ destination. Rear flap has been excised neatly.

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Argentina, 1932, Jun 01
Aeroposta Argentina, weekly service Tinogasta to Puerto Deseado, bs 11/6, via Buenos Aires 3/6, 1928 red/cream 5c airmail PSE (H&G #1) with additional 5c and 25c airs. Tinogasta-Buenos Aires (750 miles), Buenos Aires-Puerto Deseado (1150 miles). Scarce internal cover, with hand drawn map of route.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Registered pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Buenos Aires August 19, 1932 addressed to London (England) with arrival b/s August 29th. Franked with Scott C5, C6, C9, C10 and C30.

Argentina, 1932, Aug 19
Registered pre-printed Aeropostale envelope postmarked Buenos Aires August 19, 1932 addressed to London (England) with arrival b/s August 29th. Franked with Scott C5, C6, C9, C10 and C30.

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Argentina, 1932, Sep 16
Argentina to Singapore, bs 10/10, cover postmarked Buenos Aires September 16, 1932 with transit b/s Marseille September 26 . A typewritten note on the cover suggests an air transport from France to Singapore by Dutch airlines. A very rare destination for Aeropostale mail. Cover opened on two sides.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Paris, bs 18/10, printed Hausheer & Cia airmail cover cover franked  $1.23 inc 1928 1.08 airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/8 Oct 32', large printed 'Via Aerea' . Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1932, Oct 08
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Paris, bs 18/10, printed Hausheer & Cia airmail cover cover franked $1.23 inc 1928 1.08 airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/8 Oct 32', large printed 'Via Aerea' . Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x6) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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Argentina, 1932, Oct 15
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Italy, bs Milan 25/10, Michel & Cia cover corner franked $0.87 inc 1928 72c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/15 Oct 32', large red printed 'Via Aerea' . Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x4) to Europe via West Africa. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Germany, no arrival ds, Kohlstedtl & Cia corner cover franked  $1.05 inc 1928 90c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/22 Oct 32', printed 'Por Avion' . Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. Airmail rate unchanged, but postage rate increased from 12c to 15c. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1932, Oct 22
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Germany, no arrival ds, Kohlstedtl & Cia corner cover franked $1.05 inc 1928 90c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/22 Oct 32', printed 'Por Avion' . Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. Airmail rate unchanged, but postage rate increased from 12c to 15c. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

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(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Germany, fine strike red framed "Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt/Effen-Mulheim-Flughafen" areival hs on front, airmailcover franked  $1.05 inc 1928 90c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/29 Oct 32', ms 'Via Aerea'' . Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. Airmail rate unchanged, but postage rate increased from 12c to 15c. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1932, Oct 29
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Germany, fine strike red framed "Mit Luftpost befordert/Postampt/Effen-Mulheim-Flughafen" areival hs on front, airmailcover franked $1.05 inc 1928 90c airmail, canc 'Via Aerea/29 Oct 32', ms 'Via Aerea'' . Carried on the South America/-Europe service. Note use of Argentina's first airmail stamps to pay the 18c rate (x5) to Europe via West Africa. Airmail rate unchanged, but postage rate increased from 12c to 15c. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1932, Nov 19
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Prague, Czechoslovakia, bs 30/11, Erwin Schnabel printed red 'Via Aerea' reghistered (label) cover franked $2.33 inc $1.98 airmail (11 x18 =198), canc Via Aerea/Buenos Aires cds, typed 'Via Aerea/Certificado'. Franked with the 2P Anniversary of the Revolution which is scarce on cover. CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale. Letter weighed 12g x8 =216. Uncommon destination.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Holland, bs Schiedam 20/3, blue/grey registered (label) CGA company cover franked 15c postage, $1.00 airmail, 20c registration canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service.  South Atlantic airmail service, CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Argentina, 1933, Mar 11
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Buenos Aires to Holland, bs Schiedam 20/3, blue/grey registered (label) CGA company cover franked 15c postage, $1.00 airmail, 20c registration canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. South Atlantic airmail service, CGA to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse by Aיropostale.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1933, Aug 18
Pre-printed Aeropostale cover postmarked Buenos Aires August 18, 1933 addressed to Athens (Greece) with arrival b/s August 30th. Once it arrived through the usual route to Marseille, this cover probably was transferred to the Air Orient route which passed through Athens on its way to Indochina. Interesting cover containing a large Greek label (black on pink) attached to the cover by one corner and an airplane cachet. These are identified by Goddard (The Air Posts of Greece): the label is L4 first put in use in early August 1933 and the cachet is C16. Covers with the label still attached are quite scarce.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Air France, Buenos Aires to Paris, bs 16/10, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 15c postage, $3.00 airmail canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Air France to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse. Note Air France assumed responsibility for the South Atlantic airmail service on August 30, 1933.Tiny non invasive lower lh corner nibble, see scan.

Argentina, 1933, Oct 07
Air France, Buenos Aires to Paris, bs 16/10, blue/grey CGA company cover franked 15c postage, $3.00 airmail canc Buenos Aires cds, carried on the South America/-Europe service. Air France to Natal then by fast 'Aviso' from Natal-Dakar, then flown Dakar-Toulouse. Note Air France assumed responsibility for the South Atlantic airmail service on August 30, 1933.Tiny non invasive lower lh corner nibble, see scan.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) South Atlantic airmail. Registered (label) imprint etiquette commercial air cover from Buenos Aires to Vienna, bs 22/1, also Wien Flugpost 22/1 and WienTelegraphenamt 22/1 cds's, franked 2.35P. Flight dates suggest air by CGA to Natal, then "Aviso" to Dakar, then air AF/DLH.

Argentina, 1934, Jan 13
South Atlantic airmail. Registered (label) imprint etiquette commercial air cover from Buenos Aires to Vienna, bs 22/1, also Wien Flugpost 22/1 and WienTelegraphenamt 22/1 cds's, franked 2.35P. Flight dates suggest air by CGA to Natal, then "Aviso" to Dakar, then air AF/DLH.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Air France, rare 1934 reduced rate green/blue/yellow PPC commemorating the 23rd International Eucharist Congress in Buenos Aires, flown Argentina to England, franked 35c, canc Buenos Aires 25/10/34 cds, Plymouth/Devon 6/11 arrival cds on front.  CPPA #23 (RR).

Argentina, 1934, Oct 25
Air France, rare 1934 reduced rate green/blue/yellow PPC commemorating the 23rd International Eucharist Congress in Buenos Aires, flown Argentina to England, franked 35c, canc Buenos Aires 25/10/34 cds, Plymouth/Devon 6/11 arrival cds on front. CPPA #23 (RR).

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1935, Nov 12
Airmail cover postmarked Buenos Aires November 12, 1935 (same date for Air France postmark) to Valparaiso (Chile) with arrival b/s November 14. The flight was from Buenos Aires to Mendoza and crossed the Andes to Santiago. Cover is watermarked ?Aeropostale?. Franking of 70 centavos. Ironed horizontal crease 2.5 cm from bottom edge, does not detract.

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Argentina, 1937, Jun 9
250th South Atlantic crossing, Condor/Lufthansa, Buenos Aires to Berlin, bs 14/6, flown across the South Atlantic to Europe, red 'flag' flight cachet, red 'Deutsche Luftposta/Europa-SudAmerika' cachet, red "Via Condor" hs, airmail cover franked $0.35 postage + $1.00 airmail. Uncommon from Argentina.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1938, Jan 5
Argentina to Czechoslovakia, imprint etiquette airmail cover to Prague, fine 10/1 bs, franked 1P40, canc Buenos Aires cds, typed 'Via Condor'. Uncommon destination.

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(Argentina) PANAGRA East coast service, Los Cocos to Jamaica, no arrival ds, via Buenos Aires, 26/2, attractive red/dark blue/pale blue "Via Panagra o Panair/Pan American Airways System" cover, franked 1.45P. Uncommon origin/destination.

Argentina, 1938, Feb 26
PANAGRA East coast service, Los Cocos to Jamaica, no arrival ds, via Buenos Aires, 26/2, attractive red/dark blue/pale blue "Via Panagra o Panair/Pan American Airways System" cover, franked 1.45P. Uncommon origin/destination.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Argentina to Great Britain, flown by LATI, single rate uncensored early WWII grey airmail cover flown by LATI, Buenos Aires to London, franked 1P 45c, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires' cds. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41). Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Seville/Rome thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

Argentina, 1940, Jan 27
Argentina to Great Britain, flown by LATI, single rate uncensored early WWII grey airmail cover flown by LATI, Buenos Aires to London, franked 1P 45c, canc 'Via Aerea/Buenos Aires' cds. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41). Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Seville/Rome thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Argentina to Germany, flown by LATI, single rate censored WWII airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Brandenburg, franked 1P 45c, canc Buenos Aires 20 Mar 40 cds, ms 'Via Condor LATI'/Por Avion', sealed German black/pale brown OKW censor seal, no code. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (0.20P basic + 1.25P air fee, see Beith p41).  No Bermuda censor confirms not flown by PAA. Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Rome thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.  Flown by pilots Paradisi/Ferioli.

Argentina, 1940, Mar 20
Argentina to Germany, flown by LATI, single rate censored WWII airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Brandenburg, franked 1P 45c, canc Buenos Aires 20 Mar 40 cds, ms 'Via Condor LATI'/Por Avion', sealed German black/pale brown OKW censor seal, no code. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (0.20P basic + 1.25P air fee, see Beith p41). No Bermuda censor confirms not flown by PAA. Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Rome thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilots Paradisi/Ferioli.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1940, Apr 13
Argentina to Germany, flown by LATI, single rate censored WWII airmail cover, flown by LATI, Buenos Aires to Koeln-Lindenthal, franked 1P 45c, canc Buenos Aires cds, ms 'Via LATI Condor"', sealed German black/white OKW censor seal, no code, tied by purple German OKW censor mark. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (0.20P basic + 1.25P air fee, see Beith p41). Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Rome thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Flown by pilot Moretti.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1940, May 4
Argentina to Great Britain, flown by LATI, posted one week before Germany invaded France on 10/5/40. Scarce uncensored LATI WWII printed Air France company airmail cover, Buenos Aires to London, franked 1P 45c, canc Buenos Aires 4 May 40 cds. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe (see Beith p41). Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Seville/Rome thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Argentina to Spain, flown by LATI, a scarce censored WWII registered (label) airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Barcelona, franked 1P 15c, canc Buenos Aires, 14 Nov 40 cds, typed 'Via Condor LATI', green boxed Spanish Barcelona Censurado censor mark verso. Air France stopped its South Atlantic service in July 1940. Pan Am Southern trans Atlantic flights only bypassed the UK Bermuda censor between March and September 1940, so  not flown by Pan Am. Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Seville thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. The LATI rate to Spain likely to have been less than that to Germany/Italy (1P 45c) since Rome is 1000 miles beyond Seville, and Germany some 500-700 miles beyond that. But, at present, there are too few Argentina-Spain covers known, to be certain. Slight rough opening along rh edge. A truly scarce LATI item.

Argentina, 1940, Nov 14
Argentina to Spain, flown by LATI, a scarce censored WWII registered (label) airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Barcelona, franked 1P 15c, canc Buenos Aires, 14 Nov 40 cds, typed 'Via Condor LATI', green boxed Spanish Barcelona Censurado censor mark verso. Air France stopped its South Atlantic service in July 1940. Pan Am Southern trans Atlantic flights only bypassed the UK Bermuda censor between March and September 1940, so not flown by Pan Am. Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Seville thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. The LATI rate to Spain likely to have been less than that to Germany/Italy (1P 45c) since Rome is 1000 miles beyond Seville, and Germany some 500-700 miles beyond that. But, at present, there are too few Argentina-Spain covers known, to be certain. Slight rough opening along rh edge. A truly scarce LATI item.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Argentina to Denmark, flown by LATI, scarce censored WWII airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Copenhagen, franked 1P 20c, canc Buenos Aires, 11 Dec 40 cds, sealed German black/white OKW censor seal, code e (Frankfurt). Under franked by 20c, the correct rated for LATI to Europe was 0.20P basic + 1.25P air fee, see Beith p41. No Bermuda censor and franking confirms not flown by Pan Am. Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Rome thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Danish censor because Denmark was under German occupation at that time.

Argentina, 1940, Dec 11
Argentina to Denmark, flown by LATI, scarce censored WWII airmail cover, Buenos Aires to Copenhagen, franked 1P 20c, canc Buenos Aires, 11 Dec 40 cds, sealed German black/white OKW censor seal, code e (Frankfurt). Under franked by 20c, the correct rated for LATI to Europe was 0.20P basic + 1.25P air fee, see Beith p41. No Bermuda censor and franking confirms not flown by Pan Am. Carried by Syndicato Condor to Rio, then by LATI all the way to Rome thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No Danish censor because Denmark was under German occupation at that time.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1941, Sep 27
Argentina to Switzerland, flown by LATI, a scarce DOUBLE rate uncensored WWII Condor LATI grey/green printed envelope, Buenos Aires to Lausanne, no arrival ds, franked (double rate) 2P 70c, canc Buenos Aires 27 Sep 41 cds, printed via Condor crossed out and replaced by ms 'LATI'. Overfranked by 10c, the double rate for LATI to Europe was 0.20P basic +2x 1.25P air fee = 2.60P, see Beith p41). Carried by LATI all the way from Buenos Aires to Rome via Rio (LATI was extended from Rio to BA in July 1941), thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. No German censor because mail from Italy entered Switzerland via Chiasso and did not pass through Germany (see Boyle). Flown by pilot Geradi. A scarcer cover than one might expect. Sassone shows the first LATI flight from Rio de Janero to Buenos Aires was on July 25, 1941. However, LATI had trouble obtaining permission to start regular service to Buenos Aires, and regular service did not start until September. The service proved short-l

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(Argentina) Panagra/North Atlantic Air Service, Buenos Aires to England, no arrival ds, censored airmail cover franked 1.70P, ms "Via New York/via North Atlantic Air Service/Panagra Exclusivamente", sealed British Caribbean OBE #1850 censor tape.

Argentina, 1941, Nov 28
Panagra/North Atlantic Air Service, Buenos Aires to England, no arrival ds, censored airmail cover franked 1.70P, ms "Via New York/via North Atlantic Air Service/Panagra Exclusivamente", sealed British Caribbean OBE #1850 censor tape.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) World War II censored air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1.70p canc. Buenos Aires cds, red/white/blue 'winged 'Panagra airmail etiquette, sealed B&W Caribbean OBE 951 censor tape, carried by Panagra on the East coast service.

Argentina, 1941, Dec 12
World War II censored air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1.70p canc. Buenos Aires cds, red/white/blue 'winged 'Panagra airmail etiquette, sealed B&W Caribbean OBE 951 censor tape, carried by Panagra on the East coast service.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Scarce WWII censored cover, Argentina to East Africa, Buenos Aires to Nairobi, via Leopoldville 28/2/42, addressed toThe Black Watch, APO East Africa Forces, Nairobi, Kenya,. Plain envelope franked 1P, 50c and 30c, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed B&W OBC 'N (2) Kenya censor stamp. Likely carriers Panagra to Natal/US West Coast, FAM 18 (22) to Leopoldville, and BOAC/Sabena to Nairobi. WWII airmail from Argentina to East Africa is uncommon.

Argentina, 1941, Dec 23
Scarce WWII censored cover, Argentina to East Africa, Buenos Aires to Nairobi, via Leopoldville 28/2/42, addressed toThe Black Watch, APO East Africa Forces, Nairobi, Kenya,. Plain envelope franked 1P, 50c and 30c, ms 'Panagra via New York', sealed B&W OBC 'N (2) Kenya censor stamp. Likely carriers Panagra to Natal/US West Coast, FAM 18 (22) to Leopoldville, and BOAC/Sabena to Nairobi. WWII airmail from Argentina to East Africa is uncommon.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1942, Sep 9
Pan American-Grace Airways F/F, Salta to Valparaiso, bs 15/9, via Antofagasta 10/9, registered (label) airmail cover franked 60c, red rectangular Viaje Inaugural PAA Grace Airways cachet.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Pan American-Grace Airways F/F, Salta to Antofagasta, bs 10/9, airmail cover franked 40c, black rectangular Viaje Inaugural PAA Grace Airways cachet.

Argentina, 1942, Sep 9
Pan American-Grace Airways F/F, Salta to Antofagasta, bs 10/9, airmail cover franked 40c, black rectangular Viaje Inaugural PAA Grace Airways cachet.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) World War II censored air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1.70p canc. Buenos Aires cds, fine strike violet "Aerea PANAGRA" hand stamp, sealed B&W Caribbean OBE 4352 censor tape, carried by Panagra on the East coast service..

Argentina, 1943, Jan 4
World War II censored air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1.70p canc. Buenos Aires cds, fine strike violet "Aerea PANAGRA" hand stamp, sealed B&W Caribbean OBE 4352 censor tape, carried by Panagra on the East coast service..

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1943, Feb 03
WWII double censored airmail cover, Buenos Ares to England, no arrival des, via Miami 8/2 and New York 11/2, registered( label) airmail cover franked 3P, sealed US EB 4030 (Miami) and UK OBE 4781censor tapes.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) PANAGRA, World War II double censored bank cover to Sweden, no arrival ds, franked 1.7P, canc Buenos Aires cds, violet "Via Aerea PANAGRA" hand stamp, sealed EB 64100 (San Juan) and OKW code b (Berlin) censor tapes. Routed Panagra to Miami, via San Juan, Pan Am into the USA and across the N. Atlantic to Lisbon, DLH from Lisbon to Berlin, and then to Sweden.

Argentina, 1944, Aug 01
PANAGRA, World War II double censored bank cover to Sweden, no arrival ds, franked 1.7P, canc Buenos Aires cds, violet "Via Aerea PANAGRA" hand stamp, sealed EB 64100 (San Juan) and OKW code b (Berlin) censor tapes. Routed Panagra to Miami, via San Juan, Pan Am into the USA and across the N. Atlantic to Lisbon, DLH from Lisbon to Berlin, and then to Sweden.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1946, May 15
B.S.A.A. first flight Buenos Aires to London, no arrival ds, airmail registered label (#176909) cover, addressed to Frank Edwards, London, franked 85c, canc Buenos Aires - date unclear, typed "Inauguration de la Linea Buenos Aires-Londres/Per la Compania British American irways Limited". Although the postmark is unclear there is no doubt that this cover is a first flight, being one similar in every way to one sent in a batch sent to Frank Edwards. See cover from the same batch (Reg #176904) illustrated on page 23 of 'British South American Airways 1946-1949, Beith R., 2004. A copy of this illustration is included with this item.

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Argentina, 1946, Aug 16
First Direct Clipper Flight, Buenos Aires to New York, magenta cachet, b/s, souvenir cover, Pan Am

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1946, Dec 6
Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina (FAMA), Buenos Aires to Paris, bs 11/12, flown on the 10th Annversary of Mermoz South Atlantic flight, imprint etiquette aimail cover franked 60c, canc Aeropostal/BA cds, hexagonal violet flight cachet, ms 'Avion FAMA', Muller #156.

Perceived Value

(Argentina) Panagra, celebrating 20 years of service, Argentina USA, Buenos Aires to New York, no arrival ds , airmail cover franked 50c canc celebration "Correo Aereo Buenos Aires-Miami" cds, large red oval souvenir cachet and rec scroll "Pan American/Grace Airways Inc" cachet. Uncommon.

Argentina, 1949, Oct 12
Panagra, celebrating 20 years of service, Argentina USA, Buenos Aires to New York, no arrival ds , airmail cover franked 50c canc celebration "Correo Aereo Buenos Aires-Miami" cds, large red oval souvenir cachet and rec scroll "Pan American/Grace Airways Inc" cachet. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1953, Jun 30
Varig, F/F Buenos Aires to Porto Alegre, Rio Grandense, bs, large red flight cachet.

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Argentina, 1954, Jan 12
Aerolineas Argentina, F/F Buenos Aires-Lima, cachet, b/s, air cover.

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Argentina, 1954, Sep 28
L.A.D.E., F/F Buenos Aires-Mendoza, cachet, b/s.

Perceived Value

Argentina, 1954, Oct 12
Pan Am, 25th anniversary of the first Buenos Aires-Cristobal flight, Buenos Aires to Miami, bs 13/10, blue green/silver/green PPC showing Panagra DC 6B in full livery, franked 1P, large red oval flight cachet also depicting DC 6B. Uncommon.

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Argentina, 1954, Nov 1
Aerolineas Argentina, 25th Anniv F/F Buenos Aires-Patagonia, cachet, air cover, bs Rio Gallegos

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Argentina, 1954, Dec 22
Lineas Aereas del Estado (the Air Force line LADE), F/F Buenos Aires-Cordoba, cachet, b/s.

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(Argentina) Buenos Aires to England, airmail cover franked FDI 1.50P 25th Anniversary de Services Aerocomerciales, cancelled special datestamp

Argentina, 1955, Jun 18
Buenos Aires to England, airmail cover franked FDI 1.50P 25th Anniversary de Services Aerocomerciales, cancelled special datestamp

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(Argentina) F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, red boxed "El Inter Americano DC 7B flight cachet, no arrival , grey/pale blue airmail cover franked 100c.

Argentina, 1955, Aug 3
F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, red boxed "El Inter Americano DC 7B flight cachet, no arrival , grey/pale blue airmail cover franked 100c.

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(Argentina) Pan Am, F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, bs 4/8, fine strike red boxed flight "3 de Agosto 1955/El Inter-Americano" flight cachet, airmail cover franked 100c, canc Buenos Aires/Argentina/Servicio Aeropostal/3 Ago 55' cds.

Argentina, 1955, Aug 3
Pan Am, F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, bs 4/8, fine strike red boxed flight "3 de Agosto 1955/El Inter-Americano" flight cachet, airmail cover franked 100c, canc Buenos Aires/Argentina/Servicio Aeropostal/3 Ago 55' cds.

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Argentina, 1959, May 16
Aerolina Argentinas first Comet 4 flight, Argentina to New York, printed souvenir cover, special cachet, franked 5P stamp depicting Comet flying over map of world, verso bears black boxed 'No Resellada en Destino/Secr de Communicaciones/1st July, 1959' hs.

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(Argentina) F/F Jet Clipper, Buenos Aires to New York, red cachet, b/s

Argentina, 1959, Jul 21
F/F Jet Clipper, Buenos Aires to New York, red cachet, b/s

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(Argentina) KLM 40th anniversary Buenos Aires-Amsterdam, b/s, cachet.

Argentina, 1959, Oct 07
KLM 40th anniversary Buenos Aires-Amsterdam, b/s, cachet.

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(Argentina) Panagra DC8 F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, red cachet, b/s, airmail cover.

Argentina, 1960, Apr 4
Panagra DC8 F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, red cachet, b/s, airmail cover.

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(Argentina) Panagra DC8 F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, red cachet, b/s, airmail cover.

Argentina, 1960, Apr 4
Panagra DC8 F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, red cachet, b/s, airmail cover.

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(Argentina) Panagra DC8 F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, red cachet, b/s, airmail cover. Cachet shows map with stop at Miami where Panagra ceased to be a carrier and Pan Am complted flight to New York.

Argentina, 1960, Apr 4
Panagra DC8 F/F Buenos Aires to Miami, red cachet, b/s, airmail cover. Cachet shows map with stop at Miami where Panagra ceased to be a carrier and Pan Am complted flight to New York.

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(Argentina) First Argentine 'Skylark' glider flight, Buenos Aires to la Plata, commemorative machine cancellation, b/s.

Argentina, 1961, Nov 16
First Argentine 'Skylark' glider flight, Buenos Aires to la Plata, commemorative machine cancellation, b/s.

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Argentina, 1962, Aug 27
Swissair Coronado F/F Buenos Aires to Santiago, b/s, commemorative cachet, value 200 units in 1992 Swiss Airmail catalogue.

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Argentina, 1963, Dec 6
Pan Am F/F non stop Buenos Aires-New York, cachet, b/s, souvenir cover.

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Argentina, 1964, Feb 29
50th anniversary Newberry flight, souvenir cover franked FDI 4P Newberry commemorative stamp.

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(Argentina) Special flight, Buenos Aires-Montevideo, to commemorate the 1st River Plate Philatelic Congress, printed souvenir cover, special flight cachet, b/s.

Argentina, 1965, Mar 24
Special flight, Buenos Aires-Montevideo, to commemorate the 1st River Plate Philatelic Congress, printed souvenir cover, special flight cachet, b/s.

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(Argentina) Special flight, Buenos Aires-Montevideo, to commemorate the 2nd River Plate Philatelic Congress, printed souvenir cover, special flight cachet, b/s.

Argentina, 1966, Apr 19
Special flight, Buenos Aires-Montevideo, to commemorate the 2nd River Plate Philatelic Congress, printed souvenir cover, special flight cachet, b/s.

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(Argentina) TAP F/F Buenos Aires to Lisbon, bs 20/5, franked 18P, violet three line flight cachet, multicoloured souvenir cover.

Argentina, 1967, May 19
TAP F/F Buenos Aires to Lisbon, bs 20/5, franked 18P, violet three line flight cachet, multicoloured souvenir cover.

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(Argentina) 40th  anniversary F/F Stuttgart to Bs Aires, b/s, special depart cds, cachet, souvenir cover 11x21cm, Lufthansa.

Argentina, 1974, Apr 21
40th anniversary F/F Stuttgart to Bs Aires, b/s, special depart cds, cachet, souvenir cover 11x21cm, Lufthansa.

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