By Category: France

Lot Number: 140
Date: 1921, May 5
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: Early airmail, Paris to London, plain cover franked 50c Merson x2 canc hexagonal Paris/*R*gluck/12.5.21,official Guynemer vignette, ms 'Par Avion'. Image.
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Lot Number: 141
Date: 1929, Nov 2
Est. price: £40.00
Category: France

Description: Early airmail, France to Syria, MARSEILLE TO ANTIOCHE, leaving Marseille Gare bs 2/11 and carried by A.U.L.O. (Air Union-Lignes D'Orient) by air to Beirut bs 5/11 and car to Damascus, then on by surface to Antioche bs 7/11 (formerly in Syria now in Turkey). Printed corner cover, franked F5.00 Merson + 25c colonial, red/black airmail etiquette, RATED F5.50 ( 5F/10g up to 12/12/29 + 50c ordinary). An early airmail to an uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 142
Date: 1931, May 2
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Lyon Philatelic Expo, registered (label) souvenir card franked 2 x 50c +10c 1926/7 War Orphans' Fund, Brown/white Expo vignette tied by red framed Expo hs, pale blue etiquette.
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Lot Number: 143
Date: 1932, May 25
Est. price: £40.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, LYON TO SAIGON carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight originating Lyon 26/5, leaving Marseille 2/6 and arriving Saigon bs 12/6. CAMS 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIB planes between Karachi and Saigon. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, also ms 'Par Avion' and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. DOUBLE RATED F12.50 (2x 60c air fee + 50c colonial). Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 144
Date: 1932, Jun 22
Est. price: £60.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China to France, LYON TO SAIGON, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille on 23/6 and arriving Saigon (arrival cds but date unclear). Carried by flying boat to Beirut, car/bus to Damascus, and landplane to Saigon. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, ms 'Par Avion', and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Franked F18.75, correctly TRIPLE RATED for 3x 6F/10g air fee + 75c/20-50g. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 145
Date: 1932, Jun 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: France to Syria, COLMAR TO BEIRUT, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 24/6, leaving Marseille 29/6, arriving Beirut 30/5 and delivered bs 1.7. Carried by flying boat to Beirut. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, ms 'Via Marseille-Athens-Beyrouth'. Correctly franked F2.50/10g for air fee + 50c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 146
Date: 1932, Aug 15
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Joigny Aviation Meting, illustrated card franked 20c and Expo vignette tied by Joigny cds and red framed Expo cachet.
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Lot Number: 147
Date: 1932, Dec 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, BORDEAUX TO SAIGON. Carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille 29/12 arriving Saigon 6/1/33 cds. Cercle Philharmonique corner cover franked 50c for surface rate but carried by air with 'Lettre Transporte/Exceptionellement Par Avio/A Titre De Propagande' hand stamp. This is a cover with insufficient postage to benefit from air transport but which the postal administration agreed to add to its mail bags by air.
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Lot Number: 148
Date: 1933, Jan 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, PARIS TO HANOI, by Air Orient flight leaving Marseille 18/1 arriving Saigon 27/1, delivered Hanoi 30/1 (b/s). Imprint red etiquette cover franked F3.50 for 50c ordinary plus F3 air fee.
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Lot Number: 149
Date: 1933, Jun 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: France

Description: Sarce first night flight, Paris to Brussels, airmail cover franked 2F25k
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Lot Number: 150
Date: 1933, Aug 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: France

Description: MARSEILLE TO SINGAPORE VIA STRASBOURG, MESSAGERIES MARITIMES miss-sent to Strasburg 25/8 (b/s), then OAT by Air Orient flight leaving 29 August which arriving Bangkok 7/9 and on by surface to Singapore bs 15/9 and fine strike 'Messageries Maritimes' company arrival ds, where readdressed for SAIGON. Orange border 'Via Air-Orient' cover with flap logo franked F5 for F1.50 plus F3 air fee, 50c excess.
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Lot Number: 151
Date: 1933, Dec 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: France

Description: France to Vietnam, PARIS TO HANOI by weekly Air Orient flight left 7/12, arrived Saigon 15/12 (b/s) and delivered 18/12, plain cover December. struck with framed 'Lettre Transporte/Exceptionellement Par Avio/A Titre De Propagande' hand stamp. This is a cover with insufficient postage to benefit from air transport but which the postal administration agreed to add to its mail bags by air. Franked 50c for surface colonial rate.
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Lot Number: 152
Date: 1935, Feb 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Attempted direct non-stop flight by Codos and Rossi, Istres to Argentina, forced down at Porto Praya, Cape Verde Is, arrival ds 17/2 on front, black seven line cachet, Air France special souvenir PPC. South Atlantic route.
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Lot Number: 153
Date: 1935, Jul 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Air Bleu, F/F Lille-Arras-Paris, special red framed cachet, red/white and blue/black airmail etiquettes.
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Lot Number: 154
Date: 1935, Jul 25
Est. price: £30.00
Category: France

Description: Air Bleu, F/F Toulouse-Paris, bs 25/7, special red framed cachet, uncommon blue/pale blue 'Air Blue' envelope with imprint airmail etiquette, red/white triangular airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 155
Date: 1935, Sep 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: Karl Roberti, Calais rocket flight, cover franked 15c tied violet three line cachet 'Experience Interrompue/par ordre du mistero/de L'interieur', white/orange rocket stamp tied by black/white flight cachet, blue/white 'Par Fusee' etiquette.
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Lot Number: 156
Date: 1936, Aug 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: La Baule, aviation Meeting, Atlantic Aeroclub souvenir card to Nice 24/8 via Paris 24/8 and Cannes 24/8, franked 55c canc red La Baule cds, also two special vignettes, both tied by red framed Meeting cachet.
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Lot Number: 157
Date: 1937, Jan 7
Est. price: £35.00
Category: France

Description: France to Costa Rica, bs 18/1, via New York 14/1 and Miami 15/1, high frank registered (label) cover with attractive red imprint airmail etiquette franked 17F for carriage by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, canc Paris cds, typed 'Par Avion - New York - San Jose', ms 'Via New York'. Rapid 11 day transit.. Uncommon origin-destination combination.
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Lot Number: 158
Date: 1937, Oct 17
Est. price: £55.00
Category: France

Description: First Air France -Westerly Around the World Flight, Paris-Natal 21/10--Belem 22/10--Miami -New York 25/10-San Francisco -Hong Kong 9/11-Marseilles, special cover po0sted at the Paris Exposition, franked with French, Brazilian, Us and Hong Kong stamps, all with clear cancellations. Displayed on two album pages including detailed account of route. A fine exhibit item in pristine condition, se web site scans..
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Lot Number: 159
Date: 1938, Jul 24
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: La Baule Aviation Day, also F/F Belli-Ile to La Baule, souvenir PPC franked70c, canc Le Palais/Morbihan cds, two 'Club Jean Mermoz' tied by special cachet. Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 160
Date: 1939, May 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.
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Lot Number: 161
Date: 1939, May 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Pan Am F/F Marseilles to Lisbon, bs 25/5 via Marseiilles 25/5, scarce BLACK cachet, attractive air cover franked 3F.
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Lot Number: 162
Date: 1940, Apr 15
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.
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Lot Number: 163
Date: 1946, Feb 14
Est. price: £8.00
Category: France

Description: Paris 'Prisoner' Philatelic Expo, parachute mail souvenir card with imprint cachet, franked 1F50 canc special 'Stalag' Expo cachet, also red 'parachute' cachet and 'Essai de Parachutage' hs.
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Lot Number: 164
Date: 1946, Jun 30
Est. price: £10.00
Category: France

Description: Early post WWII F/F Bron to Le Bourget, attractive souvenir Stamp Day card franked 1F30 special Expo postmark, pale blue/grey Expo vignette tied by fine strike red framed 'Vol Bron-Le Bourget/Lyon 30 Juin 1946'. Image.
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