By Category: India

Lot Number: 289
Date: 1911, Feb 18
Est. price: £375.00
Category: India

Description: INDIA - FIRST AERIAL POST - U. P. EXHIBITION: 1911 (18 Feb) envelope franked 2a tied near fine strike of ?FIRST AERIAL POST/U. P. EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD? cachet in purple to Calcutta with Allahabad & Calcutta cds?s on rear. A scarce item, see back and fronts scans on website.
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Lot Number: 290
Date: 1927, Feb 23
Est. price: £55.00
Category: India

Description: RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Peshawar, superb strike special 'Royal Air Force Display/Peshawar/24.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a verso, canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/22.2.27' cds. Top corner edge nick, does not detract.
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Lot Number: 291
Date: 1928, Mar 16
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: First issue of Indian Air Mail label inscribed 'Air Mail' in white on blue background, Basra-Cairo airpost, Karachi to London, no arrival ds, via Basra 23/3, buff envelope with printed 'Air Mail/Basra-Cairo' in red, franked 5 annas, canc Karachi cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs.
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Lot Number: 292
Date: 1928, May 4
Est. price: £125.00
Category: India

Description: First combined Basra-Cairo and Marseilles-London airmail service, Bombay to London, buff envelope with 'Marseilles-London Air Service' printed in red in top lh corner, franked 5 annas canc Bombay cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, pair tied dark blue/white airmail etiquettes. Scarce item in very fine condition.
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Lot Number: 293
Date: 1928, Sep 20
Est. price: £185.00
Category: India

Description: Indo-Burma Flight, By Dutch Plane, 1st Official Mail, 1/4 anna PSC addressed to Genral Ridgeway and tied Park Street/ Calcutta, Sep 20 1928 postmark, to PSE Rangoon G.P.O. Sep 21 1928, arival cds on front. Card signed by Stephen H. Smith and carried on the Calcutta, India-Rangoon, Burma, leg of K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines 1st Official Experimental Airmail from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies, by Captain G. A. Koppen.
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Lot Number: 294
Date: 1929, Jan 15
Est. price: £285.00
Category: India

Description: GERMAN WORLD FLIGHT - CALCUTTA TO AKYAB; Feb. 1929 ?BARON VON KOENIG/BOY PILOT? PC to Calcutta franked India KGV ½a tied by Calcutta d.s., straight line 'Akyab, 5-2-29 confirmatory arrival hs, framed ?DELAYED BY/UNFAVOURABLE/WEATHER. LEFT/?5th? FEBRUARY? with a total of 41 covers flown. Rare. Signed (not facsimile) Stephen Smith 11/2/29.
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Lot Number: 295
Date: 1931, Apr 1
Est. price: £275.00
Category: India

Description: HADLEY & PRATT AMERICAN WORLDS FLIGHT; Calcutta to Rangoon, 3/4/31 arrival cds on front, cover with cachet indicating flight by Ross Hadley & John Pratt (USA) and with ?Held up till 1st April,/Owing to unforeseen circumstances.? cachet on front and ?John E.Pratt? signature below, see scan. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 296
Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £18.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Cawnpore, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.
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Lot Number: 297
Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Cawnpore to Asansol, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.
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Lot Number: 298
Date: 1933, Aug 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: India to Indo-China, THE RAMNAD ESTATE TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 15/8 and arrived Saigon 17/8 (b/s). Airmail etiquette cover franked 7 ½ As. Uncommon origin. The estate of Ramnad was a permanently settled estate that existed in the Madura district from 1801 to 1949, ref Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 299
Date: 1933, Sep 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: India

Description: Airmail cover India to China, AMIRA KIDAL TO SHANGHAI, by the Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta c26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (b/s), on to Hanoi 2 /10 (b/s), delivered Shanghai 9 /11 (bs). Plain etiquette registered (label) cover addressed to the Eurasia Aviation Corporation Shanghai, ms 'By Air', franked 11 ½ As for 3 ½ A UPU rate 3A registration and 5 annas air fee to Indo-China. AMIRA KIDAL is a rare origin of great historical significance, see Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 300
Date: 1933, Sep 23
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: India to Indo-China, KOTTALYUR TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (private arrival ds). Plain etiquette cover franked 8 ½ As. Uncommon origin -Kottaiyur is a suburb of Karaikudi located in northern part of Karaikudi town in Sivaganga district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, ref Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 301
Date: 1936, Oct 12
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: India to Germany, Lahore to Mulhausen, private 21 Okt 1936 arrival hs verso, 9P India PSC with additional 3P & 3 annas franked Lahore cds, fine strike large black framed 'Use The Air Mail/and Save Time/13 Oct 36/Lahore' hs.
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Lot Number: 302
Date: 1936, Dec 21
Est. price: £12.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Indo-Ceylon Xmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, b/s, two different official flight cachets.
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