Airmail Collector Reference Database - Flying Boat

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(Flying Boats) SANA flying boat, F/F Malta to Tripoli, bs 18/6, franked 2 1/2d canc violet 'Air Mail/Malta' cds, violet "1st Air Mail" cachet. Only short notice of this flight was given, so only small numbers were flown.

Flying Boats, 1931, Jun 18
SANA flying boat, F/F Malta to Tripoli, bs 18/6, franked 2 1/2d canc violet 'Air Mail/Malta' cds, violet "1st Air Mail" cachet. Only short notice of this flight was given, so only small numbers were flown.

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(Flying Boat) Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated London-Singapore service, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 23/4, plain etiquette PC, correctly rated 6d, typed "1st Flight 8 day service". Horatius to Brindisi, Sylavanus FLYING BOAT to Cairo, Helena to Karachi and Athena to Singapore.The flight was accelerated from 9 1/2 to 8 days, and stops were now made at Kuala Lumour and Penang instead of Bandon and Alor Star. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Flying Boat, 1934, Apr 14
Imperial Airways, first flight accelerated London-Singapore service, London to Kuala Lumpur, bs 23/4, plain etiquette PC, correctly rated 6d, typed "1st Flight 8 day service". Horatius to Brindisi, Sylavanus FLYING BOAT to Cairo, Helena to Karachi and Athena to Singapore.The flight was accelerated from 9 1/2 to 8 days, and stops were now made at Kuala Lumour and Penang instead of Bandon and Alor Star. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(Flying Boats) Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force survey flight, Manila to Sourabaya (Java), bs 15/3, Hong Kong Bank (embossed on flap) cover franked 16c, large purple boxed 'Air Mail' hs and fine strike violet framed  "Via Flying Boats/Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force" cache verso.

Flying Boats, 1935, Mar 11
Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force survey flight, Manila to Sourabaya (Java), bs 15/3, Hong Kong Bank (embossed on flap) cover franked 16c, large purple boxed 'Air Mail' hs and fine strike violet framed "Via Flying Boats/Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force" cache verso.

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(Flying Boats) RAF Flying Boat, Manila to Hong Kong, bs 16/2, cover franked 16c, fine strike black framed cachet, b/s, airmail cover. Image.

Flying Boats, 1936, Feb 16
RAF Flying Boat, Manila to Hong Kong, bs 16/2, cover franked 16c, fine strike black framed cachet, b/s, airmail cover. Image.

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(Flying Boat) First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

Flying Boat, 1938, Jul 26
First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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(Flying Boats) F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, bs 27/5, blue cachet, b/s, uncommon cream/grey black souvenir cover with attractive picture of flying boat in flight, Pan Am.

Flying Boats, 1939, May 26
F/F FAM 18 Southern North Atlantic route, Horta-New York, bs 27/5, blue cachet, b/s, uncommon cream/grey black souvenir cover with attractive picture of flying boat in flight, Pan Am.

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