By Category: Flying Boats

Lot Number: 70
Date: 1931, Jun 18
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: 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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Lot Number: 71
Date: 1935, Mar 11
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: 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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Lot Number: 72
Date: 1936, Feb 16
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: 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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Lot Number: 73
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, by Courtier all the way, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, (Jo'burg) -Durban to Lindi, Tanganyika, bs 11/6, printed souvenir cover franked 5d.
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Lot Number: 74
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, by Courtier all the way, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Uplands Limoru, Kenya, 9/6 arrival ds on front, etiquette cover franked 5d.
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Lot Number: 75
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, by Courtier all the way, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Uplands, Kenya, bs 9/6, etiquette cover franked 5d.
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Lot Number: 76
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to London, Ibstock arrival ds tying 1/2 GB stamp, carried by 'Courtier' all the way. Attractive pale/dark 'Hotel Majestic, Durban' cover franked 6d. SIGNED BY PILOT, Com. W.Alcock, RMA 'Courtier'.
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Lot Number: 77
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Lourenco Marques, bs 7/6, etiquette letter franked 6d, carried by COURTIER.
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Lot Number: 78
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Portuguese East Africa, bs Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c. Attractive pale/dark 'Hotel Majestic, Durban' cover franked 6d.
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Lot Number: 79
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service AN 453, Durban to Portuguese East Africa, bs Beira 6/6 tying triangular Company de Mocambique 30c. Souvenir cover printed 'First Flight/Seaplane Service Between/Durban-England' franked 6d.
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Lot Number: 80
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service via coastal route flown all the way by Courtier, IAW northbound service #453. Jo'burg to bs Huddersfield 17/6 London, etiquette cover franked 6d.
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Lot Number: 81
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: South Africa to GB, Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service via coastal route FLOWN ALL THE WAY BY COURTIER, IAW northbound service #453. Brakpan (a mining town in the Gauteng province ) to London, 14/6 arrival ds over stamp on front, PPC franked 3d.
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Lot Number: 82
Date: 1937, Jun 6
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: South Africa to GB, Imperial Airways, first northbound all flying boat service via coastal route FLOWN ALL THE WAY BY COURTIER, IAW northbound service #453. Durban to London, 14/6 arrival ds over stamp on front, PPC with superb B&W photo of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, franked 3d.
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Lot Number: 83
Date: 1937, Jun 10
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: Laurenco Marques to London, Rotherham 21/6 arrival ds on front, inauguration of the imperial Airways Coastal Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails from L. Marques, carried all the way by Imperial Airways 'Canopus', IAW northbound service #455. Commercial Union cover with company logo embossed on flap, franked 1.75E with 1936 Moz A8 postage due label for airmail with ms Frs 0.42f, used to pay the air fee. Small mail, nice item
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Lot Number: 84
Date: 1937, Jul 1
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: DOUBLE FIRST FLIGHT, carried all the way by FLYING BOAT 'CORSAIR' from Durban to Southampton, bs Reading 13/7, FIRST MAIL from S. AFRICA UNDER E.M.A.S, and the first service to carry mail from the WILSON AIRWAYS FIRST HIGHLANDS FEEDER SERVICE, franked 1 1/2d, large black flying boat cachet, Signed retrospectively by Capt E.S.Alcock, the commander of flying boat 'Courtier' on IAW Africa northbound service DN1 which had carried the last surcharge mail from S.Africa and had also collected the mal from Wilson AW first Nairobi-Kisumu Shuttle Service en route. ONLY 12 FLOWN. Also newspaper cutting showing head and shoulders picture of Capt. Alcock. A super flying boat cover with lots of history and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 85
Date: 1938, Feb 21
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: DOUBLE FIRST FLIGHT, IAW Eastbound service CE1, carried all the way by flying boats 'CENTURION' AND 'COOLANGATTA', from Southampton to Calcutta, bs 1/3, being the F/F to carry E.A.M.S Stage 2 mail from UK to India, and the F/F to connect with TATA Sons first Karachi-Madras service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, SIGNED BY PILOT CAPT. G.U.ALLEN commander of 'Centurion'. Also an informative newspaper cutting showing Capt. Allen at the controls during final trials at Hythe. A super flying boat cover with lots of history and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 86
Date: 1938, Feb 21
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: FIRST EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT SOUTHAMPTON TO ALEXANDRIA, bs 28/1, and MAIDEN SERVICE FLIGHT BY 'CASSIOPEIA', on IAW southbound service AS 417, plain cover correctly rated 3d , large black flying boat cachet, ms 'Per Flying Boat 'Cassiopeia to Alexandria', SIGNED BY PILOT Capt. Griffith Powell. Also a superb original and unused B&W Tuck's photo card, and two informative newspaper cuttings and a head and shoulders picture of Capt. Powell. A super flying boat item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 87
Date: 1939, May 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: 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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Lot Number: 88
Date: 1940, Mar 30
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT from La Guardia Marine Terminal, USA to UK, bs 5/4, airmail etiquette cover, addressed to J.Wotherspoon, Scotland (signed by him verso), franked 30c, canc Springfield Mar 30 1940, typed 'via Trans-Atlantic/Clipper', SIGNED BY CAPT. CHAS A. LORBER. Carried by the Yankee Clipper on a record US-Europe and return flight. Also a B&W PPC of La Guardia Field airview including 'Atlantic Clipper' and Marine Base. Scarce item, mounted on album leaf, and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 89
Date: 1941, Feb 3
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Flying Boats

Description: AMERICAN EXPORT AIRLINES SURVEY FLIGHT, New York to Cristobal, bs 5/2, via Nassau bs 3/2 and Kingston 4/2, company cover, 23x10cm, with red/blue corner logo, MIXED franking with US stamp 3/2, Bahamas stamps 4/2 and Jamaica stamp 4/2. Also picture of the AEA Consolidated 28-4 flying boat ' Transatlantic' which carried the cover, in flight. Mounted on album leaf, SCARCE item.
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