By Category: Egypt

Lot Number: 86
Date: 1926, Jan 9
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Egypt

Description: RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.
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Lot Number: 87
Date: 1929, Apr 03
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Egypt to India, F/F Cairo/Alexandria) to Karachi 6/4 and on to Calcutta bs 9/4. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE1 all the way by City of Jerusalem.Plain cover, flight cachet verso showing map of route franked 35ml inc SG132. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 88
Date: 1929, Apr 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Egypt

Description: First return flight England-Krachi service, ALEXANDRIA to LONDON, 15 Apr 29 arrival ds on front, carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IW1 by City of Baghad from Alexandria, and by City of Glasgow from Basle to London, plain cover franked 17mls, violet 'Par Avion' hs, Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 89
Date: 1929, Dec 7
Est. price: £80.00
Category: Egypt

Description: First flight EGYPT to CRETE ISLAND, bs 10/12, printed souvenir cover, airmail etiuette, franked 21mls.
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Lot Number: 90
Date: 1930, Apr 18
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Egypt

Description: First flight, ALEXANDRIA to VIENNA, bs 21/4, carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IW54, printed airmail etiquette cover franked 27mls.
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Lot Number: 91
Date: 1930, Apr 20
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Egypt

Description: First flight, ALEXANDRIA to SALONIKA, bs 21/4, carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IW54, printed airmail etiquette cover franked 27mls. Scarce ONLY 4 FLOWN.
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Lot Number: 92
Date: 1931, Mar 3
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Egypt

Description: F/F ALEXANDRIA to ATHENS, bs 8/3, carried on Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN1 by Short Calcutta Flying Boat 'City of Athens', souvenir map cover franked 21mls, special Greek arrival cachet in violet.
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Lot Number: 93
Date: 1931, Mar 3
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Egypt

Description: F/F ALEXANDRIA to MIRABELLA, bs 10/3, carried on Imperial Airways Africa Service flight #AN1 by Short Calcutta Flying Boat 'City of Athens', souvenir map cover franked 21mls.,
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Lot Number: 94
Date: 1931, Mar 05
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Mail from Egypt to Belgian Congo, Alexandria to Motto Mines, via Aba 14/3 and Juba 8/3, blue map cover from International Airpost and Publishing Service (Impress), correctly franked 15mls basic + 30mls air surcharge, fine strike oval violet 'First Flight/frica-England' cachet. A well used route from Egypt - Imperial AW to Juba, Societe des Chemons de Fer Vicinaux du Congo mail van from Juba-Aba, and on again by road to Congo. Newall 31.02 d1, rated 80 units. Image.
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Lot Number: 95
Date: 1933, May 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Egypt

Description: FIRST DAY OF ISSUE Greek airmail label L3 issued at ATHENS. On airmail cover from Cairo 17/5 to Athens 18/5 arrival cds. Label tied by Athens airmail cachet.
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Lot Number: 96
Date: 1933, May 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Greek airmail label L3 issued at ATHENS. On airmail cover from Cairo posted 8/9 to Athens bs 19/9. Label tied by Athens airmail cachet.
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Lot Number: 97
Date: 1938, Apr 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Alexandria to London, bs 14/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways CALCUTTA TERMINAL service #CW12, flown all the way by RMA Corsair, departed Alexandria 11/4 and arrived Southampton 13/4, imptint etiquette cover, franked 15mls canc Alec 9 Apr cds.
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Lot Number: 98
Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: London to Karachi, and on to Bombay bs 13/4, SCARCE FIRST ACCELERATED FLIGHT on the Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE643, flown all the way by Short S23 C Class Empire flying boat 'Centaurus' departed Alexandria 10/4 and arrived Karachi 12/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton - Karachi/10.4.38'. Also fine unused original Tuck's B&W photocard of Centaurus landing.
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Lot Number: 99
Date: 1939, Oct 24
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: WWII OFFICIAL PAID MAIL from ALEXANDRIA to PARIS, carried by flying boat Caledonia on Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight #235 arriving Paris 28/10. Red ms 'Imperial Airways', red by Air Mail' hs, purple Egyptian censor mark in front, Cairo October 25th transit cds verso. Bank of Egypt 50mls metre franking. Unusual item in very fine condition.
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Lot Number: 100
Date: 1941, Nov 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Censored WWI airmail, Alexandria to London, printed bank air mail etiquette cover, red 'Imperial Airways' hs (still used though flown BOAC) franked 47 mls (17 mls Empire letter rate, 20g and 30 mls air fee to UK), Egypt censor mark.
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