By Category: Bermuda

Lot Number: 44
Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £850.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/8 Jun 39, and GB 1 1/2d canc London FS/13 Jun 39 for OAT all the way by 'Canopus' to Durban on the Imperial AW Africa Southbound service IAW DS 205 arriving19/6, see Wingent p172. Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on the PAN Am route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ms verso '5 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa by the Southern Route we have seen in 20 years and believe it could possibly be the only one, but this will need verification by an expert.
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Lot Number: 45
Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, bs Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham/14 Jun 1939 cds over GB 1/2d confirms delivery, plain cover franked 2/- canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, blue two line "First All Air Mail/from Bermuda to England". Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'.
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Lot Number: 46
Date: 1939, Aug 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat 'Cavalier' and the Pan Am AW 'Bermuda Clipper' at Bermuba. Original IAW B&W photograph, 20x15cm.
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Lot Number: 47
Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL TO ENGLAND FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, bs over GB 1/2d confirms delivery at 'Toll Bar Rotherham on 12/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 2/- KG VI keyplate stamp, canc St Georges/5 Aug 39, ms 'Imperial Airways/First Transatlantic Flight/Northern Route. This important dispatch was catalogued for the first time in 1990, when W.J. Clarke reported in his Airmails of Bermuda that he only knew of TWO such covers. We have only seen one in the last 20 years. This realised £500.00 in 2008.
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