By Category: Belgian Congo

Lot Number: 42
Date: 1934, Mar 7
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Double first acceptance of mail from the Congo for Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Broken Hill 8/3, and Blantyre 9/3, plain pale grey cover franked 3F airmail plus 2.5F overseas postage, canc Elisabethville cds, black boxed 'Avion' hs, violet st line "First Official Air Mail" cachet, black "S.Rhodesia-Nyasaland" hs, black boxed 'Avion' hs. Carried from Elisabethville to Broken Hill by Aero Club de Katanga, then to Salisbury by Imperial Airways, then Salisbury-Blantyre on the return F/F of the new RANA service. A rare item in fine condition. Only 4 flown, see Godinas F, 1951, p133.
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Lot Number: 43
Date: 1934, Sep 19
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Belgian Congo to France, ELISABETHVILLE to PARIS. To Broken Hill by AERO CLUB DE KATANGA and then by Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN185 which left Broken Hill 20/9 September and arrived Brindisi 25/9. Bears an unusual 'Posta Aerea/25.9.34/Roma Ferrovia' transit cds. Likey put off plans at Brindisi by mistake, trained to Rome, then put back on next IAW flight to Paris. Franked F6 for F2.50 UPU rate and F3.50 air fee. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 44
Date: 1936, Oct 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Leopoldville to New York, via Marseille Gare Avion 16/10 transit cds, imprint etiquette cover franked 6F, uncommon black three line "en avion jusqua/Marseille/Gare avion"
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Lot Number: 45
Date: 1936, Oct 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Sabena first internal fast flight service, Ponthierville to Elizabethville, bs 29/10, Godinas cover franked 50c, 10c, rd/white vignette, green flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 46
Date: 1937, Jun 4
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: F/F accelerated Air Afrique connection Elisabethville-Stanleyville, bs 4/6, cover franked 60c, typed "Avion Air Afrique:Premier Laison Via Stanleyville Juin 1937".
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Lot Number: 47
Date: 1939, Nov 01
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: Luebo to Kikwit, bs 1/11, carried on F/F Luebo-Tshikakapa-Leopoldville service, Van Reet cover franked 90c, black framed "Avion" cachet, typed "Par 1o Courrier Aerien/Luebo Kikwit". Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 48
Date: 1939, Nov 28
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgian Congo

Description: WWII, F/F new Sabena internal route between Stanleyville and Usumbura, Costermansville to Stanleyville 30/11, and on to Kikwit, bs 18/12, plain cover franked 75c, black three line 'Stanleyville-Costermansville-Usumbura' flight cachet, typed 'Premier Courrier Aerien/Costermansville-Stan'.
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