By Category: French Cameroons

Lot Number: 234
Date: 1935, May 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Trans Saharan Airmail, Douala (Cameroon) to Marseille, bs 24/5/35 Gare Avion, via Cotonau (Dahomey) 17/5, Compagnie Francaise de l'Afrique Occidentale printed cover franked 1 F50 postage + 3F air surcharge, green blue/black airmail etiquette, ms ‘Via Cotonau’. Flown from Cotonau to Niamey by Compagnie Generale Transsahararienne, then by Air Afrique to Algiers, then Air France to Marseille. An interesting cover in fine condition and with good routing.
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Lot Number: 235
Date: 1941, Sep 18
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Free French Africa in World War II, dual censored cover from Maiganga to Malvern UK, franked 2f 50 ordinary + 7f 25 airmail surcharge, via Lagos 25/9/41, sealed Free French and Nigeria censor tapes, the latter tied by nice strike of red hexagonal ‘Passed by Censor 11 Nigeria’ censor mark, also Free French 'Censor Yaounde' censor mark. Uncommon origin, Maiganga is 96 miles southeast of Fort Lamy and Yaounde is 600 miles from Lagos. Likely Sabena from Leopoldville to Lagos, then BOAC or sea to UK. Between August 1940 and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).
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Lot Number: 236
Date: 1943, Jun 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Free French Africa in World War II, dual censored cover from Yaounde to Edinburgh, franked 11f, sealed Cameroon censor tape tied by pointed oval ‘Ouvert Par L’Autorite Militaire’ censor Mark, also Nigeria violet triangle sensor Mark and black circular ‘Territoire du Cameroun Controle’ hs, ms ‘Via Lagos’. Likely flown BOAC or Sabena to Lagos, then BOAC West Coast route to England via at Lisbon. Between August 1940 and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).
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Lot Number: 237
Date: 1943, Jul 17
Est. price: £12.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Douala to Conkary, 28/7 arrival cds on front, imprint etiquette cover franked 4f50, 'Je Fais La/Guerre' hs on front and 'Un Seul/But/La/Victoire (one goal victory) hs verso. Likely carried by Sabena from Leopoldville to Lagos, then BOAC or sea to UK. Between August 1940 and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).
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