By Category: GB External

Lot Number: 165
Date: 1920, Jul 6
Est. price: £225.00
Category: GB External

Description: HANDLEY PAGE, FIRST FLIGHT LONDON TO AMSTERDAM, b/s 6/7, envelope with KG V franking to pay 3d air fee plus 2 1/2d postage, all tied by London Chief Office 5 JY 20 cachets. Service suspended 30/10, ref 20.19 Newall. Fine and rare, cat 600u Newall.
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Lot Number: 166
Date: 1920, Sep 18
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: Aircraft Transport and Travel projected F/F London to Copenhagen, no arrival ds (London-Amsterdam-(Bremen-Hamburg-Copenhagen-Malmo), Philatelic Instsitute 'Air Mail/Flugpost' souvenir cover from Fred J.Melville, correctly franked franked 4 1/2d (2d air reduced rate + 2 1/2d postage) canc London SW1/18 Sep/1920. A scarce early first flight in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 167
Date: 1925, Jul 1
Est. price: £70.00
Category: GB External

Description: Experimental flight on behalf of the French Air Union by R. Bajac from London (Thames) to Paris (Seine), bs Paris 1/7, special illustrated card franked 3 1/2d canc WADDON AERODROME 1/6 cds. France 20c Postage Due 3/7 affixed upon arrival and with Paris arrival markings on reverse.
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Lot Number: 168
Date: 1926, Dec 6
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance of British mail under the single cover system and franchised by British stamps for carriage within Colombia by SCADTA, London to Cali, bs 3/1/1927, via Barranquilla 'Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA/27.XII.1926/Barranquilla' cds on front and Manizales black 'Servicio de Transportes Aereo/30/12/1926 cds verso. Plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d overseas rate + 1/- per 1/2 oz SCADTA fee, canc London FS/Dec 6/1926 cds and 'British Industries Fair' machine cancel, early black/dark blue GB P25 airmail etiquette. Few tone spots right hand edge.
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Lot Number: 169
Date: 1927, Jan 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways, first acceptance of UK mail for the Basra extension of the Cairo-Baghdad service, plain cover franked 3 1/2d with additional 2d for air surcharge, canc Londnon cds, dark blue/black etiquette, Basra 15/1/1927 arrival cds.
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Lot Number: 170
Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £125.00
Category: GB External

Description: GLADSTONE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89). Image.
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Lot Number: 171
Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £125.00
Category: GB External

Description: GLADSTONE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT, London to Kisumu, bs 31/3, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London hooded ds, ms 'By 1st Regular Air Service to Kenya', red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).
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Lot Number: 172
Date: 1929, Mar 27
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: First flight, London to Basra, bs 5/4, early air cover addressed c/o 84 (B) Air Squadron, Shaibah, Iraq, special red/cream souvenir cover franked 6d canc London cds, carried on F/F London to Karachi, UNDERPAID, hexagonal taxed ms T20 verso, Imperial Airways. Shaibah is a small village and a site of a military airfield 7 miles south west of Basrah. Uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 173
Date: 1931, Feb26
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F London to Mwanza, bs, scarcer commercial cover franked 7 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 174
Date: 1931, Apr 4
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: FIRST EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT, London to Port Darwin, bs 25/4, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/4d canc London Air Mail cds, airmail etiquette IAW/Kingsford Smith/Qantas/ANA. Ironed horizontal non invasive fold 1cm from bottom edge. See image. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 175
Date: 1931, Jul 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Air Orient, first acceptance of GB airmail for Indo-China by the French weekly service to Saigon, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/4d, canc 'London FS 30 JU 31' cds, bs Saigon Central 22/7 and Marseille-Gare 1/7 transit cds, correctly rated 1/4d for 1/2oz. Scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 176
Date: 1931, Dec 22
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 Melbourne, bs 22/1/32, plain airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 1/4d, canc London FS/Air Mail cds. Image.
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Lot Number: 177
Date: 1934, Mar 13
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB External

Description: Airmail to ship, London to pasenger on board the P&O S.S. Ranpura, Marseilles, bs 14/3 'Gagne du Temps/Repondez/Par Avion'. The SS Ranpura was a British passenger and cargo carrying ocean liner built by R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie and Company at Newcastle upon Tyne for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company in 1924.
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Lot Number: 178
Date: 1934, Jul 9
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: FIRST DISPATCH OF MAIL FOR MADAGASCAR, London to Tananarive, bs 4/8, plain cover franked 2/-, ms "London-Madagascar (first dispatch)". Carried by Imperial AW to Broken Hill, then by LeFevre and Assolant on the new feeder service to Madagascar. Due to early announcement by IAW and British PO, mail waited for two weeks at Broken Hill, see Wingent p60. Scarce item rated 180u by Newall.
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Lot Number: 179
Date: 1934, Sep 24
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: FDI KGV photogravure 1d, Birmingham to Johannesburg, plain cover franked FDI 1d + additional 1/2d, canc Birmingham/24 Sep cds, typed 'By Air B'ham-London and airmail etiquette both cancelled by red doble bar Jusqu'a applied in London. Flown B'ham-Londn, then surface. An explanatory note from Francis J Field on his headed notepaper accompanies this item. An unusual item in fine condition, a nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 180
Date: 1934, Oct 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, official cover, prepared but not flown, fraked 1 1/2d, canc Mildenhall cds.
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Lot Number: 181
Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, confirmatory Melbourne arrival cds on front on Australia SG 150, also Melbourne 5/11 cds verso, green eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by Hansen and Jensen in Desoutter NK11, signed M Hansen.
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Lot Number: 182
Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia-New Zealand, Mildenhall depart cds, Palmerston North, New Zealand arrival 15/11 cds on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui" ZK-ACO, signed by CE Kay.
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Lot Number: 183
Date: 1935, Jul 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Malta, bs 31/7, ms 'First Through Flight/Via Rome', airmail etiquette cover franked 4d. Possibly an acceptance for carriagefrom Rome to Malta by Als Littoria. Nice on for the specialist.
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Lot Number: 184
Date: 1935, Nov 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Sydney, bs 16//1, airmail addressed to member of crew of S.S.Orion, c/o Orient Line Agents, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/3d. S.S.Orion was one of the most famous ships on the Australia immigrant run.
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Lot Number: 185
Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F New Khartoum to Kano sevice, London to Kano b/s 16/2, typed endorsement "Via Khartoum",etiquette cover frankd 6d, Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 186
Date: 1936, Apr 28
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: AIRMAIL TO SHIP, Dunston to H.M.S FURY, Alexandria, bs Alexandria Avion 2/5, and 'Military Post Office/2 MA 36/Alexandria' cds. HMS Fury was attached o the Mediterranean Fleet 1935/36 during the Abyssinia War crisis. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 187
Date: 1936, May 3
Est. price: £70.00
Category: GB External

Description: H.L.Brook's "PRAGA BABY" flight envelope bearing GB and SA adhesives and at left the handstamped cachet: "Carried by 36 HP Praga Baby first flight England-Cape Town Ultra Light Planes. In record time of 16 days 20 hrs. Piloted by HL Brook, May 6th-May 23rd 1936." The cover was sent to HL Brook at Newtown house Aerodrome prior to the flight, carried on the flight, and posted on his arrival to the pilot at the municipal airport Cape Town. A very fine example. Currenly retails at £225.
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Lot Number: 188
Date: 1936, Dec 15
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Scarce GB acceptance for carriage to Ceylon on the Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 24/12, plain airmail etiquette cover, franked two reigns 6d (KEVII 1d and 2x KGV 2 1/2), violet circular 'Special Flight Xmas' cachet,TATA.
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Lot Number: 189
Date: 1937, Oct 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Sabena/DLH, F/F London-Brussels-Munich, attractive souvenir PC franked 1 1/2d, signed by the pilot.
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Lot Number: 190
Date: 1937, Nov 24
Est. price: £500.00
Category: GB External

Description: Air Mail cover to Sao Paulo, Brazil, bearing KGV re-engraved Seahorse set of three, the 17/6d rate for a 2 1/2oz letter at 5x 3/6 per half oz, the stamps each cancelled by "LONDON F8 / AIR MAIL' c.d.s, backstamped Sao Paulo 27/XI/37 c.d.s. Scarce high commercial franking, in fine condition, see scan
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Lot Number: 191
Date: 1938, Feb 20
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: TEST LETTER, F/F second stage of the Empire Airmail Service, England to Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways, Rangoon bs 1/3, cover posted from the British Industries Fair, franked 1 1/2d,. Carried by 'Coolangta'on the first eastbound Calcutta Terminal Service, IAW service CE1, Nice item - scarce.
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Lot Number: 192
Date: 1938, Apr 8
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: First service on new accelerated England-India-Australia service, London to Bombay, bs 13/4, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, typed 'First Flight to India/in 2 1/2 days/via Southampton, Karachi/10/4/38", Carried all the way to Karachi by flying boat 'Centaurus' on Imperial Airways eastern service flight IE643. See Wingent, p41.
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Lot Number: 193
Date: 1938, Jun 26
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB External

Description: SCARCE, First acceptance of mail for NEW ZEALAND, bs Te Aro 20/7 via the Qantas/Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA. Carried on the on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE665, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, typed 'Inaugural Flight/England-Australia-/New Zealand Air Mail'. By FLYING BOAT all the way to Sydney - Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney. See Wingent p50.
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Lot Number: 194
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, black boxed 'Empire Air mail Scheme/Stage 3/ 1 1/2d Half Ounce' cachet, rated 1 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 195
Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £25.00
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: 196
Date: 1938, Jul 27
Est. price: £25.00
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: 197
Date: 1938, Jul 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways F/F Third Stage EAMS 'All Up', London to New Zealand, franked 1d 1/2d, scarce Jennings cover showing two red globes and black trimotir plane.
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Lot Number: 198
Date: 1938, Aug 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: Queen Mary airmail cover GB to USA, Maidenhead to Fort Worth, Texas, bs 24/8, and forwarded to Lake Taho, arrival ds on front. Airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, carried from Southampton to New York by sea (QUEEN MARY) then flown by US internal air service to destination, ms "Via SS Queen Mary C.W.S./Sailing Aug 17th. Uncommon with good routing.
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Lot Number: 199
Date: 1939, May 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Horta, bs 2/6, carried on the first GB acceptance for F/F Pan Am Southern Route Trans Atlantic Service to New York from England, franked 6d cancelled Newport cds, printed 'North Atlantic /Air Service/by/Pan American/Airways'.
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Lot Number: 200
Date: 1939, Jun 27
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F Great Britain to Newfoundland, bs Botwood 1/7, carried on F/F Pan Am Northern route North Atlantic Service to New York, typed 'Via FAM No 18/First Trans-Atlantic ir Mail/Northern Route' airmail cover, franked 1/3d cancelled Southampton cds, airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 201
Date: 1944, Aug 24
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: The first air letter service using Avro Lancaster aircraft inaugurated on 24/8 and flown London to Sydney, bs 4/9. SIGNED by MacMaster who was the pilot from Colombo to Perth. AAMC 977.
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Lot Number: 202
Date: 1945, Jun 7
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: FIRST QANTAS LANCASTRIAN service, England to Australia, Hurn (British Airways Dispatch) to Sydney, 10/6 arrival ds on front, SIGNED Captains O.F.Y.Thomas and K.G.Jackson. AAMC #1008.
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Lot Number: 203
Date: 1946, Apr 6
Est. price: £80.00
Category: GB External

Description: Qantas reopening England-Australia Empire Air Route, London to Sydney, bs 10/4, GB KG VI 6d air letter, red typed overprint, SIGNED by Qantas captains for various stages H.G. MILLS, K.G. JACKSON AND R.O. MANT. AAMC 1039b.
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