Airmail Collector Reference Database - Madagascar

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(Madagascar) Tananarive to Australia, bs Perth 4/1/35, via Darwin 1/1/35, first acceptance of Madagascar 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, 14/12 transit cds, intended to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/8d canc Grahamstown cds. The Cairo 14/12 transit confirms this cover was in the first Africa-Australia dispatch. The 1/1/35 Darwin arrival confirms a delay at Cairo due to the large quantity of mail dispatched from from GB, causing IAW to run a duplicate service as leat as far as Singapore. See Wingent p132. A rare item and a nice one for the exhibit..

Madagascar, 1934, Dec 8
Tananarive to Australia, bs Perth 4/1/35, via Darwin 1/1/35, first acceptance of Madagascar 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, 14/12 transit cds, intended to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/8d canc Grahamstown cds. The Cairo 14/12 transit confirms this cover was in the first Africa-Australia dispatch. The 1/1/35 Darwin arrival confirms a delay at Cairo due to the large quantity of mail dispatched from from GB, causing IAW to run a duplicate service as leat as far as Singapore. See Wingent p132. A rare item and a nice one for the exhibit..

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(Madagascar) Tananarive to Fort Archimbault, via Fort Lamy (Chad) 18/11 transit cds, carried on last AIR AFRIQUE test flight before opening of the new  Madagascar-Algeria service via Elisabethville, #91 Saulgrin p169. A Nawratil cover FRANKED 6F25

Madagascar, 1935, Nov 13
Tananarive to Fort Archimbault, via Fort Lamy (Chad) 18/11 transit cds, carried on last AIR AFRIQUE test flight before opening of the new Madagascar-Algeria service via Elisabethville, #91 Saulgrin p169. A Nawratil cover FRANKED 6F25

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(Madagascar) Underpaid F/F TANANARIVE TO BRUSSELS bs 6/12, carried by REGIE MALAGACHE  to Elisabethville then  SABENA to Brussels, blue/grey souvenir map cover FRANKED 1F50 overseas postage + 6F air. Correct air surcharge should have been 8F (2x 4F per 5 gms). Postage dues of 7F charged, but an extra 5F charged in error so annulled with 'Tax Annulee/Strafort Nietig'cachet.  Flown by Assolant. SCARCE.

Madagascar, 1935, Nov 27
Underpaid F/F TANANARIVE TO BRUSSELS bs 6/12, carried by REGIE MALAGACHE to Elisabethville then SABENA to Brussels, blue/grey souvenir map cover FRANKED 1F50 overseas postage + 6F air. Correct air surcharge should have been 8F (2x 4F per 5 gms). Postage dues of 7F charged, but an extra 5F charged in error so annulled with 'Tax Annulee/Strafort Nietig'cachet. Flown by Assolant. SCARCE.

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(Madagascar) Internal airmail, Diego Suarez to Tananarive,  bs 7/7, imprint etiquette cover franked 50c, canc Diego Suarez cds, red circular 'Aero-Club de Madagascar/Tananarive' cachet, fine strike three line "Diego Suarez-Tananarive/Achemine Exceptionel/Par Avion" - a handstamp for internal carriage by military planes without air fee. Therefore corectly rated 50c for 20g by surface. Nice item.

Madagascar, 1936, Jul 7
Internal airmail, Diego Suarez to Tananarive, bs 7/7, imprint etiquette cover franked 50c, canc Diego Suarez cds, red circular 'Aero-Club de Madagascar/Tananarive' cachet, fine strike three line "Diego Suarez-Tananarive/Achemine Exceptionel/Par Avion" - a handstamp for internal carriage by military planes without air fee. Therefore corectly rated 50c for 20g by surface. Nice item.

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(Madagascar) Tananarive to Paris, bs 5/11, first return flight on accelerated Brussels to Elisabethville service, prinred suvenir cover, F/F cachet, FRANKED 50c ordinary + 4F air.

Madagascar, 1936, Oct 27
Tananarive to Paris, bs 5/11, first return flight on accelerated Brussels to Elisabethville service, prinred suvenir cover, F/F cachet, FRANKED 50c ordinary + 4F air.

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(Madagascar) Tananarive to Paris, bs 5/11, via Marseille Gare Avion 28/11, first return flight SABENA accelerated Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail cover franked 50 ordinary and 4F air fine strike red framed F/F cachet.

Madagascar, 1936, Oct 27
Tananarive to Paris, bs 5/11, via Marseille Gare Avion 28/11, first return flight SABENA accelerated Brussels-Elisabethville service, airmail cover franked 50 ordinary and 4F air fine strike red framed F/F cachet.

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(Madagascar) Assolant survey flight, Tananarive to Fianarantsoa, bs 1/11, flight cachet, franked 50c.

Madagascar, 1936, Oct 28
Assolant survey flight, Tananarive to Fianarantsoa, bs 1/11, flight cachet, franked 50c.

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(Madagascar) AIR AFRIQUE, Tananarive to La Fere, France, bs 13/11, carried ON THE FIRST RETURN OF THE ACCELERATED service from Madagascar to Algeria, then transferred to Air France for carriage to Paris. Grey/red airmail cover , red framed 'Premier Voyage Madagascar-Europe (Air Afrique)/ par Elisabethville -Stanleyville-Bangui-Alger -Marseille-Paris', FRANKED 50c ordinary + 3F50 air.

Madagascar, 1936, Nov 3
AIR AFRIQUE, Tananarive to La Fere, France, bs 13/11, carried ON THE FIRST RETURN OF THE ACCELERATED service from Madagascar to Algeria, then transferred to Air France for carriage to Paris. Grey/red airmail cover , red framed 'Premier Voyage Madagascar-Europe (Air Afrique)/ par Elisabethville -Stanleyville-Bangui-Alger -Marseille-Paris', FRANKED 50c ordinary + 3F50 air.

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(Madagascar) Official Government  correspondence, Tananarive to Marseille bs 23/11, 'Gouvernemnt General de Madagascar' printed cover, no postage, fine strike red framed 'Dispense de/L'Affranchisement' (Postage Exempt) hs, fine strike large blue circular Government hs's front and verso.

Madagascar, 1938, Nov 18
Official Government correspondence, Tananarive to Marseille bs 23/11, 'Gouvernemnt General de Madagascar' printed cover, no postage, fine strike red framed 'Dispense de/L'Affranchisement' (Postage Exempt) hs, fine strike large blue circular Government hs's front and verso.

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(Madagascar) AIR AFRIQUE first through service Tananarive to Paris, bs 23/4, registered (label) cover franked 90c ordinary, 1F60 registration and 3F air, fine strike black framed F/F cachet

Madagascar, 1939, Apr 15
AIR AFRIQUE first through service Tananarive to Paris, bs 23/4, registered (label) cover franked 90c ordinary, 1F60 registration and 3F air, fine strike black framed F/F cachet

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(Madagascar) High franking Official Govt. of Madagascar airmail cover addressed to Chief  of Colonial Service, Tananarive to Marseille, bs 15/12, frnaked 1F30 ordinary and 38F air surcharge (5x4.75 per 5 gms), fine strikes large red govt. handstamps front and verso, large red/black 'Pli Urgent/Officiel' etiquette. Flown by Air Afrique to Algiers, the Air France to Marseille. Attractive and unusual item.

Madagascar, 1939, Dec 8
High franking Official Govt. of Madagascar airmail cover addressed to Chief of Colonial Service, Tananarive to Marseille, bs 15/12, frnaked 1F30 ordinary and 38F air surcharge (5x4.75 per 5 gms), fine strikes large red govt. handstamps front and verso, large red/black 'Pli Urgent/Officiel' etiquette. Flown by Air Afrique to Algiers, the Air France to Marseille. Attractive and unusual item.

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(Madagascar) Censored Lignes Aeiennes Militaires (LAM) airmail, Tananarive to Djibouti (French Somali Coast) via Linde, Nairobi, and Mogadishu, Red Cross printed cover franked 12F (4F ordinary +8F air) sealed Madagascar censor tape tied madagascar censor mark, pus two others including black boxed 'G1'

Madagascar, 1944, Aug 15
Censored Lignes Aeiennes Militaires (LAM) airmail, Tananarive to Djibouti (French Somali Coast) via Linde, Nairobi, and Mogadishu, Red Cross printed cover franked 12F (4F ordinary +8F air) sealed Madagascar censor tape tied madagascar censor mark, pus two others including black boxed 'G1'

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(Madagascar) Small cover, 7x8 cm, adressed to Tananarive, posted on arrival, canc 'Tananarive R.P./30 -12 44/Madagascar', uncommon violet three line "Madagascar et Dependances/Poste Aerienne - Tananarive R.F./Tax percue:  Fr (ms 60) c" hs.Unusual.

Madagascar, 1944, Dec 30
Small cover, 7x8 cm, adressed to Tananarive, posted on arrival, canc 'Tananarive R.P./30 -12 44/Madagascar', uncommon violet three line "Madagascar et Dependances/Poste Aerienne - Tananarive R.F./Tax percue: Fr (ms 60) c" hs.Unusual.

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(Madagascar) Boxed Poste aerienne/Tax Percue/ms 10F 5d stampless PC, Tananarive to Meriel, France 12/5 arrival cds on front. Same as postage paid. Likely postal clerk had run ut of stamps. Unusual.

Madagascar, 1945, Apr 28
Boxed Poste aerienne/Tax Percue/ms 10F 5d stampless PC, Tananarive to Meriel, France 12/5 arrival cds on front. Same as postage paid. Likely postal clerk had run ut of stamps. Unusual.

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(Madagascar) Blue three line 'Poste aerienne/Tax Percue/ms 8F stampless PC, Tananarive to Paris. Same as postage paid. Likely postal clerk had run ut of stamps. Unusual.

Madagascar, 1945, Aug 18
Blue three line 'Poste aerienne/Tax Percue/ms 8F stampless PC, Tananarive to Paris. Same as postage paid. Likely postal clerk had run ut of stamps. Unusual.

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(Madagascar) Air France, early post WWII F/F, Tananarive to Pornichet, France, bs 13/11, via Khartoum, plain cover correctly franked 2F domestic letter rate + 6F air fee, canc Tananarive cds, red two line "Madagascar-France/via Khartoum" instructional hs, black framed 'Par Avion' hs.

Madagascar, 1945, Nov 5
Air France, early post WWII F/F, Tananarive to Pornichet, France, bs 13/11, via Khartoum, plain cover correctly franked 2F domestic letter rate + 6F air fee, canc Tananarive cds, red two line "Madagascar-France/via Khartoum" instructional hs, black framed 'Par Avion' hs.

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(Madagascar) Tananarive to Reunion, bs Port Louis 31/3, commemorating 100th flight, plain cover franked 8F, black framed 'Par Avion' hs.

Madagascar, 1947, Mar 31
Tananarive to Reunion, bs Port Louis 31/3, commemorating 100th flight, plain cover franked 8F, black framed 'Par Avion' hs.

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(Madagascar) 35 anniversary, Tananarive to Paris, b/s, cachet, Air France.

Madagascar, 1970, Nov 10
35 anniversary, Tananarive to Paris, b/s, cachet, Air France.

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