By Category: GB Internal

Lot Number: 221
Date: 1911, Sep 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, flown London-Windsor, addressed to Surrey, nice strike die 1 London postmark. Pale non invasive residual glue mark rh edge verso, otherewise fine, see scan
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Lot Number: 222
Date: 1911, Sep 9
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Coronation Aerial Post, unused red brown London to Windsor card, as sold already franked with 1d stamp. Minor tone spots, otherwise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 223
Date: 1911, Sep 12
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Southport, die 2 London postmark.
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Lot Number: 224
Date: 1923, Oct 13
Est. price: £55.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds.
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Lot Number: 225
Date: 1933, Nov 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, Stanley Gibbons embossed flap envelpe, franked 1 1/2d and 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by PA Ltd 'Croydon' 25 Nov 1933 hs, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only.
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Lot Number: 226
Date: 1934, Feb 20
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Midland and Scottish Ferries, cover flown during British industries Fair in Birmingham, 'BIF Birmingham' and 'Heston Air Park' cachets. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 227
Date: 1934, May 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, souvenir postcard depicting postcard Ariel Post Box Closed Design, postmarked 7th May 1934 special Expo cancellation, green vignette, yellow Apex cachet, sent to Huddersfield, 8/5 arrival ds on front, signed by Francis J. Field.
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Lot Number: 228
Date: 1934, May 11
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: APEX cover, 11th May, 1934, bearing green and vermilion vignettes with red APEX cachet, the colour of the day. Also an Admission Card for One. Both in fine condition and neatly mounted on album leaf.
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Lot Number: 229
Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 230
Date: 1934, Jun 6
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing purple 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.
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Lot Number: 231
Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, a scarce first flight, Douglas to London, bs 21 Aug Aug 34, via Manchester, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to London, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to London". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am.
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Lot Number: 232
Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £165.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight commercial cover to Enfield cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue.Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).
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Lot Number: 233
Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.
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Lot Number: 234
Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: RAS F/F Bristol to the Isle of Wight, official cover franked 1 1/2d, Bristol 20 Aug 34 machine cancel tied by black/pink Pitman label, "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Bristol-Isle of Wight".
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Lot Number: 235
Date: 1934, Sep 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, last flight of the Cardiff-Liverpool service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d photogravure stamp canc Cardiff cds, typed "Railway Air Service/Last 1934 Air Mail/Cardiff to Liverpool". The only remaining RAS mail carrying service after this date, and before the introduction of the new service on 1 October, was Glasgow to London via Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham.
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Lot Number: 236
Date: 1934, Nov 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, new timetable first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' cachet applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.
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Lot Number: 237
Date: 1935, Jan 31
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Blackpool and West Coast Air Services Ltd, Isle of Man to Liverpool, no arrival ds, , F/F eleventh GB Inland Airmail Service, franked 1 1/2d, canc Castletown, IOM cds.
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Lot Number: 238
Date: 1935, Feb 1
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Blackpool and West Coast Air Services, F/F Liverpool to Castletown (Isle of Man), plain cover franked 1 1/2d (all mail now carried at ordinary rates), purple six line 'First Air Mail/Lverpool to Isle of Man ..................' cachet on front, signed by the pilot Cap. J.C.Higgins.
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Lot Number: 239
Date: 1935, Feb 27
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F Provincial Airways Ltd Plymouth to Hull service, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Southampton 27 Feb 1935 cds, typed '1st Provincial /Airways Ltd/Plymouth-Hull Service'. Not listed in Baldwyn so date of first service is difficult to confirm. The only references we could find were Stroud 1935 "1934, March 4, Provincial Airways began Hull-Grimsby-Nottingham-Leicester-Southampton to connect with Croydon-Plymouth service", also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincial_Airways. A truly scare item and one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 240
Date: 1935, Apr 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Provincial Airways Ltd Plymouth to Hull service, airmail etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Leicester 1 Apr 35, typed '1ST PROVINCIAL /AIRWAYS LTD/PLYMOUTH-HULL SERVICE'. Not listed in Baldwyn, so date of first service is difficult to confirm. The only references we could find were Stroud "1935, March 4, Provincial Airways began Hull-Grimsby-Nottingham-Leicester-Southampton to connect with Croydon-Plymouth service", also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincial_Airways. A scarce item and one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 241
Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 242
Date: 1936, Oct 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Blackpool & West Coast Air Services (United AW), Stamp Exhibition London to Isle of Man, plain cover franked 1 1/2d tied good strikes Stamp Expo London 1936/23 Oct cds, black/yellow Expo vignette, red three line 'British Airways Ltd/Isle of Man/24 Oct 1936" hs. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 243
Date: 1937, Nov 23
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Lerwick to Aberdeen, b/s 'Rosemount/Aberdeen/23 No 37', grey/blue Shetland Hosiery Co. "Viking" cover, franked 1 1/2d, canc Lerwick/23 No 37 cds. A nice item in pristine condition.
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Lot Number: 244
Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to London, 'clock' receiver, cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by green double ring 'Croydon/North Eastern Airways Ltd' cachet.
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Lot Number: 245
Date: 1939, Jul 31
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, red/blue/ivory Orkney Herald Type I cover "Inauguration Of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/North Ronaldshay to Kirwall/31st July 1939", franked 1 1/2d, canc North Ronaldshay cds, black/yellow/grey "Scottish Airways/Go By Air" vignette verso. Only 100 Type 1 covers were printed, see Redgrove p134. A fine example.
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Lot Number: 246
Date: 1941, Feb 18
Est. price: £55.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Great Western & Southern Airlines air letter service to accommodate the extra number f service personnel based on the islands, Scilly to Penzance, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Penzance 18/2/41 cds tied by black rectangular "Letter By BEA/PAID (ms).........3d" airmail surcharge (3d much scarcer).
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Lot Number: 247
Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services first wartime airmail Liverpool to Belfast for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette cover franked 3d canc Caernarvon 31 Aug 1941 cds, typed 'Per First Air Mail/War Time Service/England Northern Ireland''. Sent by rail to Speke airport and flown in a Dragon Rapide DH 89 G-AFFF by a pilot released from the RAF. The service qualified for an Air Ministry subsidy and the GPO bore the cost less the amount of the subsidy and revenue from passengers who were carried subject to space allowed by the mail. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, 1987. Great item for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 248
Date: 1942, Feb 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First acceptance of mail from Northern Ireland to Scotland for carriage on the accelerated RAS Belfast-Liverpool wartime airmail service, Belfast to Glasgow, bs 10/2, plain cover franked 5 1/2d, canc Belfast cds, large blue 'RAS/Belfast-Glasgow/9 February 1942' cachet. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 249
Date: 1943, Dec 15
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds, ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornaway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.
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Lot Number: 250
Date: 1947, Sep 28
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Liverpool to Belfast, red/cream BEA ?All-up Service? cover.
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Lot Number: 251
Date: 1948, Mar 08
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA/Great Western & Soutern air lines PERMANENT airmail surcharge cachet, Scilly to Penzance. Plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc black rectangular "Letter By BEA/PAID (ms)..........4d". Scarce, p10, Lister P., Airway Letters of the United Kingdom, 1994.
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Lot Number: 252
Date: 1948, Mar 08
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Early use of the BEA PERMANENT air surcharge cachet, Scilly to Penzance, which was introduced when BEA took over the service from Great Western and Southern airlines. Plain cover franked 2 1/2d tied by black rectangular "Letter By BEA/PAID (ms)..........5d". Scarcest of the three permanent hs's, Illustrated p10, Lister P., Airway Letters of the United Kingdom, 1994.
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Lot Number: 253
Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Beccles to Peterborough, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA, Very scarce leg.
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Lot Number: 254
Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Great Yarmouth to Peterborough, bs,official BEA souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 255
Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Lowestoft to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 256
Date: 1949, May 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First flight from Inverness to Kirkwall at the new 2 1/2d rate, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Sutton Coldfield, Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 257
Date: 1949, Nov 1
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA, F/F extension of Airway Letter Service, Manchester to Liverpool, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, large red framed 'clock' flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 258
Date: 1951, Jan 16
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA, first Belfast-London Airway Letter with 6d BEA stamp tied Kensington 16/1 cds, POA in London, also franked KGV 2 1/d, black st line 'To Be Posted On Arrival' hs on front, and black two line 'BEA 16 Jan/Belfast' hs verso.
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Lot Number: 259
Date: 1951, Mar 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F Irish sea night air mail service, Belfast to Manchester, special cachet, arrival cds, franked with BEA 6d letter stamp, plain cover, POA, only 150 flown, Aer Lingus
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Lot Number: 260
Date: 1951, Jun 19
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Permanent surcharge, Scilly Isles to Lands End, franked 6d + 1d and 'Lands End' hs's, cancelled Penzanze 19 June, 2951 on arrival.,
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Lot Number: 261
Date: 1951, Oct 12
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London Provisional Issue, Penzance to Isles of Scilly, franked 6d, 11d, 1/4d, second issue price increase noted by hand - plus 1d, 1d, 2d respectively, all tied by violet boxed 'BEA/12 Oct 1951/Penzance, also GB KGVI 2 1/2d tied black triangular '694' hs. See scan.
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Lot Number: 262
Date: 1953, Nov 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA Helicopter, London to Birmingham, and Birmingham to London, POA, franked set of 3 BEA labels printed in shield format, fine with official flight cachets
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Lot Number: 263
Date: 1954, Sep 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London to Southampton, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.
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Lot Number: 264
Date: 1955, Jun 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. Includeed are a neat hand drawn map, and info on the four emergency mail routes.
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Lot Number: 265
Date: 1965, Apr 6
Est. price: £16.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965, also bears a pink cachet confirming it was also flown in Italy during the period 10-17 October 1965.
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Lot Number: 266
Date: 1966, Jul 5
Est. price: £80.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare BEA first scheduled passenger service, Dundee to Glasgow, Wotherspoon cover franked 4d POA Paisley 5 Jly 1966 cds, typed 'First Scheduled Passenger/ Service/ Dundee to Glasgow', signed by the pilot and the Lord Provost. Verso "No 4 of 12 flown" and signed J. Wotherspoon.
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Lot Number: 267
Date: 1970, May 1
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F London-Jersey franked FDI BEA 3/7, 4/3 and 5/2 air letter stamps, mixed franked cover with UK 5d and Jersey 5d, POA, 150 flown. Also umm set of the 3 air letter stamps. All nicely displayed on album leaf. See image.
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Lot Number: 268
Date: 1971, Jan 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: 1971 British Postal Strike Emergency Airmail Service January to March 1971, 'Outer Islands Private Local Postal Service', Land's End Airport (Penzance 9 miles) to Scilly Isles cancelled due to bad weather, plain cover franked LPS 5/-, 10/-, and £1 canc large green dated hand stamp initialled by local postmaster, large 'Land's End Airport' cachet , 'Emergency Strike Service' and 'Delayed by Bad Weather, and 'Airport Closed/2pm Bad Weather' cachet verso. Attractive and uncommon.
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Lot Number: 269
Date: 1971, Jan 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: 1971 British Postal Strike Emergency Airmail Service January to March 1971, 'Outer Islands Private Local Postal Service', Land's End Airport (Penzance 9 miles) to Scilly Isles cancelled due to bad weather, plain cover, 10x15cm, franked LPS £1 canc large green Truro Cornwall dated hand stamp, large 'Land's End Airport/Private Air/Mail Service/First Flight' and red three line 'Flight Cancelled/Airport Closed/2pm Bad Weather' hs. Scarce and uncommon.
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Lot Number: 270
Date: 1972, Jul 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA FDI 50p Air Letter Stamp on scheduled flight Jersey to London, arrival ds on front, souvenir cover.
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