By Category: GB External

Lot Number: 152
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: 153
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: 154
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: 155
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: 156
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: 157
Date: 1927, Sep 29
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: GB to Kenya,carried on Captain Gladstone's last flight Khartoum to Kisumu 17/10,airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d posted from London, Notting Hill cds, red 'Kenya-Sudan/Oct 17/27/Air Mail' cachet, ms 'By first experimental/air mail. Cairo-Uganda/and Kenya 29.9.27'. Newall states "only 8 posted from London", ref 27.19c, 160 units. From General R. Ridgeway to GRF Martin, Asst. PMG Nairobi with original letter inside, see scans front and verso.
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Lot Number: 158
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: 159
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: 160
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: 161
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: 162
Date: 1931, Feb 25
Est. price: £15.00
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: 163
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: 164
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: 165
Date: 1932, Oct 01
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F alternative route London to Bahrain Island, no arrival ds, commercial registered (label) franked 9d, ms 'England-India Route'. Difficulties with the Persian government necessitated a route change from the southern shores of Persia to the northern shores of Arabia, rated 120pts by Newall. Written up and mounted on album page with picture of HP42 'Hadrian' and original four line Reuter press cutting announcing new route.
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Lot Number: 166
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: 167
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: 168
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: 169
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: 170
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: 171
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: 172
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: 173
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: 174
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: 175
Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £425.00
Category: GB External

Description: MAC ROBERTSON AIR RACE COVER SIGNED BY CHARLES SCOTT & TOM CAMPBELL BLACK: 1934 (24 Oct.) commemorative England-Australia Mac Robertson Air race cover franked GB ½d plus four assorted Australian adhesives addressed to Patrick Campbell, Baron?s Court, London signed on reverse by the two pilots of the DH88 Comet ?Grosvenor House? - the winner of the Mildenhall-Melbourne Air race. Fine & Scarce. See front and back scans.
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Lot Number: 176
Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Palmerston arrival 15/11 cds on front, 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: 177
Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £8.00
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: 178
Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £75.00
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: 179
Date: 1936, Sep 1
Est. price: £65.00
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: 180
Date: 1936, Oct 15
Est. price: £15.00
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: 181
Date: 1937, May 13
Est. price: £25.00
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: 182
Date: 1937, May 21
Est. price: £65.00
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: 183
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: 184
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: 185
Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £30.00
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: 186
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: 187
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: 188
Date: 1938, Dec 6
Est. price: £16.00
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: 189
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: 190
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: 191
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: 192
Date: 1939, Aug 4
Est. price: £6.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F North Atlantic Service, Southampton to Montreal, b/s(7/8), official cover, Imperial Airways. Ironed vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 193
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: 194
Date: 1939, Oct 30
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: First airmail service during WWII, Shoreham to Belgium, no arrival ds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for PC, cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, special printed card with logo and "First Despatch/War Air Mail/30 October 1939", cancelled by violet st line "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs's x2 verso. On the outbreak of war flights over the east of England and Scotland were prohibited by the Air Navigation (Restriction in Time of War) Order 1939, and operations were moved from Croydon to Shoreham. The service was suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. A copy of a six page A4 article on the airmail services at Shoreham on the outbreak of WWII, is included with this item.
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Lot Number: 195
Date: 1939, Nov 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Wartime airmail service to the continent, Shoreham to Oslo, no arrival ds, pc correctly rated 2 1/2d cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Likely British Airways, see Boyle p353. Service suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. Nov 23rd was also first conveyance of mail under PO contract by Scottish Airways. Faint bend top rh corner. See scans
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Lot Number: 196
Date: 1940, May 31
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to Lisbon, bs 5/5, on F/F BOAC from England to link up with the Pan Am trans Atlantic clipper service from Lisbon to New York.. Flown in a De Haviland plane 'Fingal' (Frobisher Class), and signed by the pilot Commander O.P.Jones..
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Lot Number: 197
Date: 1940, Jun 04
Est. price: £45.00
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: 198
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: 199
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: 200
Date: 1941, Apr 6
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: WWII, first flight new wartime airmail postcard service to forces serving in the Middle East.
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Lot Number: 201
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: 202
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: 203
Date: 1941, Oct 17
Est. price: £55.00
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: 204
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: 205
Date: 1942, Sep 18
Est. price: £45.00
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: 206
Date: 1943, May 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from London to Zurich, via Lisbon where airmail label annulled by Lisbon 22 May 43 cds for onward transmission by rail. Plain cover franked 5d, sealed by GB and German censors, verso black German censor mark applied on arrival in Paris, and red censor mark to clear forwarding to Switzerland. Written in hungarian.
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Lot Number: 207
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: 208
Date: 1943, Dec 1
Est. price: £25.00
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: 209
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: 210
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: 211
Date: 1944, Dec 1
Est. price: £25.00
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: 212
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: 213
Date: 1946, Jan 15
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: Very scarce first direct airmail with a fascinating history. London to Dublin, airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d, typed 'First Airmail/London-Dublin'. Recorded in Stroud "15 January (1946) West Coast Air Services began carrying mail on its Liverpool-Dublin services". The press announced that the service was starting on January 9th but there was no official announcement because GPO claimed it was only a temporary replacement of a similar service withdrawn at short notice (a 200 word explanatory article accompanies this item). No covers are known posted on 9/1, hence Stroud's entry of 15/1 for the start of the service. Also see Hansard 24 July 1946 vol 426 c19, "West Coast Air Services Ltd (WCAS) is one of several companies which are operating certain services under an agreement with the Minister of Civil Aviation, the Associated Airways Joint Committee (AAJC) acting as agents. It was arranged with AAJC that WCAS Ltd, should cease to operate the Liverpool?Dublin and London?Dublin services on 1st July, 1946.
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Lot Number: 214
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: 215
Date: 1948, Jul 1
Est. price: £25.00
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: 216
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: 217
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: 218
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: 219
Date: 1969, Jan 1
Est. price: £6.00
Category: GB External

Description: BEA Trident F/F London to Moscow, bs, souvenir cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 220
Date: 1970, Apr 1
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB External

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