By Category: GB External

Lot Number: 188
Date: 1922, Nov 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Early airmail, London to Holland, correctly rated 1 1/2d PSE with additional 1 1/2d adhesive, canc South Kensington cds, green blue/black P25 airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 189
Date: 1923, Jun 29
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: GB to Switzerland, Croydon to Zurich bs 30/6, via Paris, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Waddon Aerodrome/29 JU 23, ms 'By Air Mail', pale blue P25 airmail etiquette. Handley Page or Instone Air Line. A delightful early airmail to Europe with the added bonus of the prized Waddon Aerodrome cds.
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Lot Number: 190
Date: 1923, Nov 5
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: Early cover flown London to France, Boissy-St-Leger 16/9, via Paris 5/11Paris, correctly franked 4 1/2d (2d air + 2 1/2d postage) canc Warrington cds, black/green blue etiquette rated very scarce by Mair over likely ms endorsement "By Air". Carried by Handley Page Transport or Instone Airlines, a nice precursor to Imperial Airways which entered the European network on 1/5/1924. 1cm non invasive closed top edge tear, other wise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 191
Date: 1925, May 15
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F 'all air' London to Copenhagen, bs 18/5, registered (label) cover franked 5 1/2d +4d air fee, dark blue/black etiquette. Service suspended 3/10/25.
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Lot Number: 192
Date: 1925, Jun 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Early Imperial Airways, London to Berlin, 19/6 arrival ds on front, PPC franked 2d air+ 2 1/2d postage, blue green/black P25 etiquette, fine strike red framed three line 'Mit Luftpost.............Berlin C2' receiver on front. Image.
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Lot Number: 193
Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: 1927 airmail cover endorsed for 1st GB Dispatch via Cairo -Uganda-Kenya correctly dated & rated
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Lot Number: 194
Date: 1927, Jun 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Early Imperial Airways PPC to Sweden, bs Malmo 17/6, correctly rated 3d air fee and 1 1/2d postage, pale green/black P25 etiquette. Image.
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Lot Number: 195
Date: 1927, Sep 17
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wallingford to Cologne, PSC addressed to an army sergeant based with BAOR at APO 40 based in Cologne, 1d PSC with additional 1 1/2d, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, also bearing ms note "Southern Forward Manoevres 1927/ **** ** cut from PO on/day of abandonmnet of ?manoevres" and signed by Smye 22.9.27. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 196
Date: 1927, Sep 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Nairobi bs 18/10, Captain Gladstone's last flight Khartoum to Kisumu 17/10, airmail eiquette cover franked 7 1/2d canc London FS cds, fine strike red 'Kenya-Sudan/Oct 17/27/Air Mail' cachet, ms 'Per Khartum-Kisumu/Air Mail'. Newall states "only 8 posted from London", ref 27.19c, 160 units. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 197
Date: 1928, Sep 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, printed souvenir cover in pale blue advertising Liverpool Civic Week, violet four line cachet, flown from Liverpool to Belfast, bs 24/9, franked 2 1/2d. Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat. Image.
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Lot Number: 198
Date: 1928, Sep 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, Francis Field souvenir cover with Irish Sea Route cachet in red, flown Liverpool to Belfast on 27th September, 1928. Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat.. Image.
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Lot Number: 199
Date: 1928, Sep 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat, b/s 29/9, franked 2 1/2d, blue/grey printed souvenir cover, green four line flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 200
Date: 1928, Nov 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Giradot, black ' Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/14.XII.1928/Giradot' arrival cds verso, via Cartagena, 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/13.XII.1928/Cartagena' cds on front, acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc Kensington cds, also tying early white/dark blue airmail etiquette, also violet "Apartado" hs on front. Small closed non invasive top edge tear, does not detract, see scan.
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Lot Number: 201
Date: 1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Karachi, addressed c/o The Khangin Oil Co Ltd, Naft Kanch (Iraq), bs 6/4, via Baghdad 5/4, franked 6d canc Birmingham cds, fine strike red three line "First Direct Service/ London Indian Air mail/ 30 March 1929" cachet. Underpaid, 'Tax Due/Baghdad'. tombstone hs tying stamps and cachet, ms '1/2oz' and ms '-/2/-'. The air fee was increased from 3d to 4d on 30/3/29, the postage fee was 2 1/2d, so this cover was 1/2d underpaid. According to Newall only two covers were carried from London to Baghdad, see p293. A nice 'F/F'/'underpaid' combination.
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Lot Number: 202
Date: 1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways first flight London to India, bs Bombay GPO 9/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d The route taken is of interest showing the lack of cooperation by the Italian authorities who declined to allow flights over their territories by way of France or Switzerland. An airliner carried the mail to Basle, from there it was taken by train overnight to Genoa, then by flying boat to plane to Alexandria via Rome, Naples, Corfu, Athens, Crete and Tobruk. and from there it was flown on the city of Jerusalem to Karachi.
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Lot Number: 203
Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the experimental return flight from London to Galway, b/s single line cds "Galway 26 Au 29".plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc Croydon cds, 3.15pm, typed 'By First Experimental Air Mail/Croydon to Galway'. Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112.
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Lot Number: 204
Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: Galway to Montreal, cover intended to be flown on the experimental return flight from London to Galway, thence to New York by sea, then onward to Montreal. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d canc 'Croydon Surrey/Aug 26 1929' cds tying dark blue/back airmail etiquette, also tied by a purple double bar Jusqu'a applied in New York, typed 'By Air Mail Croydon-Galway I.F.S./thence to New York by German packet'. Although not officially sanctioned, a small quantity of mail was accepted for the return flight. Newall states six unofficial letters were flown, rated 280u, see page 112. The German packet could well have been the SS Karlsruhe, which docked in Galway early on 26th August, 1929. Interesting. Image.
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Lot Number: 205
Date: 1930, Apr 24
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Scotland to Germany carried at the Express rate, Edinburgh to Constance bs 26/4, via Cologne, and Manenheim Airport 25/4, imprint etiquette cover franked 1/ 2 1/2d, black oval 'Post Office/Express/Delivery' and framed 'Late Fee/Paid' hs's, black/dark red 459 and black/pink 459 'Express' labels, ms 'Very Urgent'. Verso red framed 'Mit Luftpost Manenheim' arrival hs and three different Imperial Airways propaganda labels, one tied by transit and arrival cds's. Nice item
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Lot Number: 206
Date: 1930, Jun 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: First combined surface and air postage at 4d London FS to Stockholm, bs 3/6, imprint etiquette cover franked 4d, black st. line "1st Day 4d Rate" hs, Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 207
Date: 1930, Jun 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Arways, London to Copenhagen, bs 23/6, 1/2d PSE with additional 3 1/2d, canc London FS38 cds, correctly rated 4d combined air fee, airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 208
Date: 1931, Feb 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Commercial airmail carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways Africa south bound service AS1, London to Kampala, Uganda bs 9/3, and on to uncommon destination Fort Portal 12/3, plain cover, correctly rated 7d and posted on the first day of the new postage rate combining the air fee and ordinary postage
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Lot Number: 209
Date: 1931, Apr 24
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Second Experimental flight, London to Melbourne, bs 29/4, commercial corner cover franked 1/4d 1/2d canc Hartlepool cds, airmail etiquette IAW/Kingsford Smith/Qantas/ANA.. Ironed horizontal non invasive fold 1cm from bottom edge.
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Lot Number: 210
Date: 1931, Aug 24
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB External

Description: Airmail London to Germany, fine strike of scarce red 'Postampt 2 Winnhem' hs verso, via fine strike red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Frankfurt (main) 2 Flughafen' transit hs on front, correctly RATED 4d
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Lot Number: 211
Date: 1931, Aug 24
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB External

Description: Airmail London to Germany, fine strike of scarce red 'Postampt 2 Winnhem' hs verso, via fine strike red two line 'Mit Luftpost befordert/Frankfurt (main) 2 Flughafen' transit hs on front, correctly RATED 4d
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Lot Number: 212
Date: 1931, Dec 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Kingsford Smith's return flight, England to Australia," All the Way" Christmas and New Year flight, London to Perth, bs 25/1/32, registered (label) grey/red/green "Xmas Greetings" Australia National Airways souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/7d, canc oval Southampton 17 Dec 31 ds.
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Lot Number: 213
Date: 1932, Jan 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for Kenya for carriage on the inaugural direct London-Cape Town service. Likely test cover addressed to Local Representative, Imperial Airways, The Aerodrome, Nairobi, plain envelope franked 7 1/2d, canc London cds, airmail etiquette. Uncommon. Image.
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Lot Number: 214
Date: 1932, Sep 27
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Alexandria, commercial airmail flown by IAW AS83 which left 28 September and arrived Alexandria 1 October (b/s). Correctly franked 3 ½ d RATE for combined air fee and ordinary postage. Non invasive vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 215
Date: 1932, Oct 01
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia), franked 6d canc 30 Sep 32 cds, bs 7/10, This cover is a special printing intended for use by IAW staff and it is believed that only c14 were flown. Ordinary covers are rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 216
Date: 1932, Oct 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted etiquette, Imperial Airways, rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 217
Date: 1932, Oct 01
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways test cover, alternative route London to Bahrain Island, bs 7/10, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932" (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) franked 6d canc Hudson/SW1 cds, rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 218
Date: 1932, Oct 1
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways test cover, London to Sharjah (difficulties with the Persian govt. necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia) over new route via Arabia, franked 6d canc Hudson Place cds, official printed souvenir cover "First Arabian Air Mail/England to India Via the Arabian Coast/Oct 1st 1932", imprinted etiquette, rated 120pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 219
Date: 1932, Oct 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: TATA take over mails from IAW for Karachi-Madras route, London to Bombay, bs 15/10, franked 8d, 'Karachi-Madras' boxed flight cachet, etiquette cancelled by black double cross Jusqu'a applied at Bombay, imprint etiquette cover, flown by Neville Vintcent, Newall 60u. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 220
Date: 1932, Nov 18
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: Aeropostale airmail and ship service, London to Buenos Aires, bs 4/12, via Toulouse 26/11, airmail cover correctly rated using 5/- GV seahorse, 2x 1/-, and 3x 4d stamps. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit with explanatory text.
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Lot Number: 221
Date: 1933, Feb 8
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK to Sudan, LONDON to KHARTOUM, bs 13/2 carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #AS102. Sudan Government official cover, correctly franked 9d for 1oz rate.
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Lot Number: 222
Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to New Delhi, bs 8/7, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, B&W PC franked 4d (1/2 the 8d letter rate), with large attractive red/white/blue/black Imperial Airways "Fly Europe-Africa India & the East/In Speed and Comfort" verso, Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Airmail PC's are much scarcer than letters.
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Lot Number: 223
Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First service at the 2d rate, London to Baghdad, PC franked 2d, canc London/1 Dec 33 cds, typed '1st Sxervice at 2d Rate', airmail etiquette. Scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 224
Date: 1933, Dec 09
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Bangkok, b/s 18/12, carried on Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways extension to Singapore via Paris, Cairo, Karachi, Calcutta and Rangoon, official red/white/blue souvenir cover franked KGV 10d, 1d. Small corner flap tear verso, see scan.
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Lot Number: 225
Date: 1934, May 4
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways 1st acceptance for Malta, London to Valetta bs 5/5, cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London W1, typed 'London-Malta', airmail etiquette. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 226
Date: 1934, Oct 19
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne arrival 9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay and Hewitt. Covers with Hewitt's signature as well are uncommon..
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Lot Number: 227
Date: 1934, Oct 19
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne arrival 9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.
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Lot Number: 228
Date: 1934, Oct 19
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Melbourne arrival 9/11 cds tying Australia 1d stamp on front, 8/11 Melbourne 'clock' receiver verso, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.
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Lot Number: 229
Date: 1934, Nov 19
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa from London at the new 3d Flat Rate for post cards, airmail etiquette PC addressed to L.A. Wyndham, House of Assembly, Cape Town, bs 30/11, franked 6x KGV 1/2d, postmarked day of issue, ms '1st Acceptance at 3d Rate'. This card was addressed to a very prominent aero philatelist in the United Kingdom care of an equally prominent aero philatelist in South Africa. Verso a message "Greetings" signed by Francis F. Field. Nice item with aerophilatelic connections..
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Lot Number: 230
Date: 1935, Apr 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: First London to Prague stage, bs 2/4, of F/F London-Budapest, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 231
Date: 1935, Nov 29
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, bs Sydney 13/12, airmail etiquette cover franked GB 2/6d seahorse, addressed to passenger on board S/S Kent c/o Sydney agents, nice strike three line "c/o Messres Elder, Smith & Co/Currie Street/Adelaide" front and verso. Flown on IAW service 397. The S/S Kent, formerly S/S Santa Teresa was a civilian passenger liner built in 1918.
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Lot Number: 232
Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: Scarce F/F London to Abesher, bs 26/2, no mail dropped at Abesher until 10/4), carried on the Imperial Airways/Elders Colonial Airways, first direct service to Nigeria, plain cover correctly franked 6d, typed 'First Airmail to Abesher', airmail etiquette (corner tear), returned surface via Geneina Fort 2/3, El Fasher 14/3 and Shellal-Halfa TPO 27/3, great routing. Believed only 15 flown.
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Lot Number: 233
Date: 1936, Apr 24
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Hull to Moscow (Russia in Europe), bs 27/4, 28/4, 'Guildhall Hull' envelope correctly rated 7d for 1 1/2oz, well travelled, see image.
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Lot Number: 234
Date: 1936, Sep 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: FDI Edward VIII 1/2d, 1 1/2d and 2 1/2d on airmail cover to India bs Calcutta 9 Sep 36. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit..
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Lot Number: 235
Date: 1936, Oct 15
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Lagos, and return, carried on first Kano-Lagos extension of London-Nigeria service, four line cachet "Air Mail/First Despatch/Lagos-London/29-10-36", ms endorsement "By First Flight London-Lagos and Return", b/s Lagos 22/10. Also franked Nigeria 6d for return and four line, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 236
Date: 1937, May 5
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Anglo American Good Will Coronation Trans Atlantic Flight, New York May 8th to London, and return London 13 May to New York May 14, blue framed Eastward, and red framed Westward cachets, signed by pilots Dick Merrill and Jack lambie.
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Lot Number: 237
Date: 1937, May 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Holland, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4 1/2d including kings of three reigns and the FDI KGVI Coronaton 1 1/2d, canc York-Shrewsbury T.P.O. aboard the Night Mail train, attractive red/cream 'Cronation of King George VI' vignette on front, blue/white three line 'First Day Cover' label, attractive 'H.M. The Queen' vignette verso, violet straight line "By Night Mail" hs.
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Lot Number: 238
Date: 1937, May 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways printed souvenir cover, 21x10cm, commemorating the 1000th flight from England on the Empire air routes, addressed to The Director of Civil Aviation, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, 6d three reign franking (acknowledging the three reigns during which the 1000 flights were made). The cover was carried by RMA "Castor". A super item.
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Lot Number: 239
Date: 1937, Oct 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Nicaragua, first day of accelerated service increasing previous transit time by 9 days, airmail etiquette tied Nottingham cds, correctly rated 1.3d for new service, bs Managua 17/10,
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Lot Number: 240
Date: 1938, May 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Rio de Janero, bs 16/4, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 3/6d (1/- x3 + 6d), canc London cds, fine strike 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europe-Sud Amerika hs, Day and date of arrival confirms DLH seaplane service # L339, plane 'Zyklon'. Image.
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Lot Number: 241
Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, black boxed 'Empire Air mail Scheme/Stage 3/ 1 1/2d Half Ounce' cachet, rated 1 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 242
Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Cook Islands, bs Rarotonga 29/8, typed "First Flight/to/Cook Islands/at/1 1/2d Rate"
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Lot Number: 243
Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Tonga, Nukualofa 29/8 arrival ds on front and verso, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, official black map cachet "Empire Air Mail Scheme/Stage 4/1 1/2d Half Ounce".
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Lot Number: 244
Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Third Stage EAMS England to Papua, NG, Port Moresby, bs 10/8, via Townsville, 8/8, typed endorsement "First Flight/to/Papua/at/1 1/2d rate, franked 1 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 245
Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Nauru, 25/8 arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, "First Flight/to/Nauru/at/1 1/2d Rate", Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 246
Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Third Stage Empire Air Mail Scheme, London to Nauru, 25/8 arrival confirmation ds on front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 247
Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Third Stage EAMS, London to Norfolk Island, 7/9 arrival ds front, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, large black framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet.
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Lot Number: 248
Date: 1938, Oct 27
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 249
Date: 1938, Dec 6
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Buenos Aires, bs 11/12, 'Leyland' airmail corner cover, correctly rated 4/- with mixed franking KGV 9d x5 + KGVI 3d, red circular German 'Europa-Sud Amerika' flight cachet on front.
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Lot Number: 250
Date: 1939, Jan 13
Est. price: £200.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 251
Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK to South West Africa, LONDON to WINDHOEK, by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS188 which left Southampton 15/4 and arrived Durban 20/4, and OAT by S.A.A. to Windhoek bs 25/4. High Commission of South Africa cover, logo on flap, good strike High Commission of South Africa h/s on front, franked 6d for air rate.
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Lot Number: 252
Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £175.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare acceptance from Great Britain for Bermuda, bs St Georges 9 Jun 39, for carriage over the Pan Am Southern Route, airmail etiquette cover under franked with KGVI 5d strip of 3 canc Hackney cds, black 'T' in hexagon and '1s/-' tax due hand stamps on front, typed 'North Atlantic Air Service'. Only a few covers were prepared addressed to Bermuda, see Clark W.J.,#32.1.
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Lot Number: 253
Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial AW F/F England to Canada, bs Shediac.
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Lot Number: 254
Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: IAW F/F London to New York, bs, souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 255
Date: 1939, Aug 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial AW, F/F New York-Newfoundland. bs Botwood 10/8 and Bay Roberts 12/9, official IAW cover franked US 10c air.
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Lot Number: 256
Date: 1940, May 31
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, cover embossed 'Stanley Gibbons/London' on flap, franked 1/3d, typed 'First British War Time/Service to Lisbon', airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 257
Date: 1940, Jun 4
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York carried on F/F British wartme service, London to Lisbon, no b/s, first regular service to connect with PAA Lisbon-New York service, franked 1/3d, ms endorsement "First British Wartime Service to Lisbon", plain etiquette cover. (BOAC was only formed on April 1st, 1940).
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Lot Number: 258
Date: 1940, Jun 04
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York, no arrival ds, carried on BOAC first regular service Heston to Lisbon, franked 1/3d, canc Newport 3 Jun 1940 cds, fine large label "First Air Mail/England-Lisbon/Connecting with Pan American Airways Trans-Atlantic Service". As illustrated p192 Bergier. A Phillips, Newport, authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 259
Date: 1940, Jul 23
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 260
Date: 1941, Jan 29
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to New Zealand, WWII uncensored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland, and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d canc Kings Lynn cds. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. Image.
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Lot Number: 261
Date: 1941, Apr 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", important warning about POW numbers, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI airmail letter sheet, bottom flap, mint
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Lot Number: 262
Date: 1941, Apr 25
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II GB to Hong Kong, uncensored HMG Ministry of Pensions cover (embossed logo on flap), franked 1/- and 2/6d (sg 476), ms 'Via New York.via Trans and Pacific Air Services'. Correctly rated 3/6d for carriage on the new service opening on 21 May 1941 and routed by sea to New York, then by air across the US and the Pacific to Hong Kong. Until then the only airmail alternative had been via the 5/- 'All Air' route. Correctly franked at the new service rate, this cover could have been carried on the first flight of this new service. It only operated for 6 months, and terminated on 7 Dec 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbour. A nice item, full of history. Image.
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Lot Number: 263
Date: 1941, Jul 9
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: WWII uncensored air mail, England to Australia "All the Way By Air" via the United States,, Sunderland to Sydney, plain cover sent from RAF officer On Active Service, franked KGVI 4/6d (KGVI 2/6d + 1/- x2), ms 'Clipper Air Mail/Via North Atlantic /andTrans Pacific'. Correctly rated for carriage by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, Pan Am FAM 18 to New York, US domestic airline to San Francisco, Pan Am FAM 14 to Auckland and TEAL to Australia. A scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 264
Date: 1941, Oct 17
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.
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Lot Number: 265
Date: 1941, Dec 2
Est. price: £225.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-, canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated 5/- at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India. Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air. A great item, full of history.
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Lot Number: 266
Date: 1942, Sep 18
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.
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Lot Number: 267
Date: 1943, Aug 28
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Italy WW II, undelivered British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 2 airmail lettersheet, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion",franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Catford wavy line, addressed to Sapper Keeton, Campo PG53, PM 3300, Italy, red octagonal "PW 6061" hs, verso blue duble ring Italian censor mark and black six line "This letter formed part of/undelivered mails which fell/into the hands of the Allied/Forces advancing in Italy./It is undeliverable as addressed and is therefore returned to you" hs
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Lot Number: 268
Date: 1943, Dec 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Emergency Air Mail cachet, England to Jamaica, Birmingham to Liguania, bs 1612 via New York 1312 and Kingston 1612, World War II uncensored registered (label) cover franked 2/- tied by Birmingham oval registered cancellation, date unclear, bears fine strike off the Birmingham emergency violet framed 'Air Mail' cachet which was used by the B'ham head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.
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Lot Number: 269
Date: 1944, Jan 24
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, addressed to an army sapper at Camp M-Stammlager IVF J2, Germnay, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", with important warning about the POW number, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI airmail letter sheet. The two thick lines across the writing inside indicate that the letter has been tested chemically for hidden messages. The camp was situated at Cheminitz, Saxony and held mainly French troops captured during the battle of France, and British captured in North Africa. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 270
Date: 1944, Dec 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", important warning about POW numbers, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI airmail letter sheet, mint
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Lot Number: 271
Date: 1944, Dec 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Italy WW II, undelivered British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre airmail lettersheet, H&G FG2, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion",franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Chester wavy line, addressed to M-Stammlager VIII B Camp, Germany, red octagonal "PW 6925" hs, verso violet framed five line "This letter formed part of undelivered /mails which fell into the hands of/ the Allied/Forces in Germany. It is/ undeliverable as addressed and is/ therfore returned to you" hs
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Lot Number: 272
Date: 1945, Apr 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: British POW 1 1/2d unused air letter card issued for prisoners in Japan with Japanese script at top lh corner reading "Furyo Yubin"(Prisoner of War post), impressed with 1 1/2d stamp and issued on 1/4/45 when he postage rate was reduced from 3d to 1 1/2d. The production of a postcard, rather than any other form of stationary stemmed from the Japanese refusal to allow prisoners to receive more than 25 words in their correspondence.
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Lot Number: 273
Date: 1947, Feb 17
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA, first day of the reduction of the airmail fee from 3d to 2d for the Liverpool-Belfast service, Birmingham to Londonderry ', no arrival ds, plain cover with airmail etiquette, franked 2d air and 2 1/2d ordinary, canc Birmingham 17 Feb 1947,
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Lot Number: 274
Date: 1948, Jul 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: First Post War "All Up Mail" to Europe, London to Geneva, no arrival ds, red/cream souvenir cover with printed "First Post War/All Up mail/to/Europe", franked 3d (first class mail without surcharge).
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Lot Number: 275
Date: 1949, Dec 6
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: BOAC First Stratocruiser service to New York, fine red New York/Dec 8 1949 arrival cds, official souvenir cover franked 1/- containing introductory letter from BOAC management on official Speedbird notepaper.
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Lot Number: 276
Date: 1952, Apr 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: First direct airmail from GB to Falkland Islands by flying boat. Plain etiquette cover franked 1/-, bs 28/4.
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Lot Number: 277
Date: 1964, Apr 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Trident F/F London to Zurich, bs, souvenir cachet cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 278
Date: 1964, Apr 2
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Trident F/F London to Paris, bs, souvenir cachet cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 279
Date: 1964, May 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Trident F/F London to Frankfurt, arrival ds on front, souvenir cachet cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 280
Date: 1965, Apr 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Trident F/F London to Dusseldorf, bs, souvenir cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 281
Date: 1968, Dec 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Super one-eleven F/F London to Munich, bs, souvenir cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 282
Date: 1969, Jan 1
Est. price: £5.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Trident F/F London to Moscow, bs, souvenir cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 283
Date: 1969, May 6
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB External

Description: First Polar Flight, Osaka to London, official cover, no b/s, BOAC
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Lot Number: 284
Date: 1969, Jul 1
Est. price: £5.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Trident F/F London to Stuttgart, bs, 'Union Jack' souvenir cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 285
Date: 1970, Mar 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Cargo 'Merchantman' F/F London to Amsterdam, bs, souvenir cover. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 286
Date: 1970, Apr 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Cargo 'Merchantman' F/F London to Stockholm, bs, souvenir cover. Uncommon.
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