By Category: India

Lot Number: 364
Date: 1927, Feb 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Lahore, special 'Royal Air Force Display/Lahore/23.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 anna canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/23.2.27' cds.Faint ironed non invasive vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 365
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: 366
Date: 1928, Mar 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Underpaid Basra-Cairo airpost, Multan City to London, 23/3 , Basra 16/3 transit cds verso, commercial corner cover, franked India 4 annas and GB 1 1/2d postage dues canc GB 'T' /1 1/2d F.B/London E*' cds.' also first issue of Indian Air Mail label inscribed 'Air Mail' in white on blue background, black double ring 'By Air' hs. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 367
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: 368
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: 369
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: 370
Date: 1929, Apr 5
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Karachi to London, uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed "1st Flight /India-Great Britain" in red and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in blue, franked 8a canc Karachi cds tying 1929 etiquette rated scarce by Mair, black dr "By Air" hs, 'Stephen Smith' printed in blue verso.
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Lot Number: 371
Date: 1929, Apr 19
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).
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Lot Number: 372
Date: 1929, Apr 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Scarce signature, carried on third IAW flight from India to London, official OHMS envelope with embossed logo verso, from the office of the Director of Civil Aviation in India, franked 4 annas 'Service' opt on front uncancelled but tied by black double ring 'By Air' hs, also and 1anna 'Service' opt x4 verso, signed on front by Lt Col Shelmerdine who was the first Director General of Civil Aviation in India.
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Lot Number: 373
Date: 1929, Dec 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: India

Description: Indian State Air Service, F/F Jhodpur to Delhi, boxed Karachi-Delhi-Karachi first flight cachet, 1929 etiquete rated scarce by Mair.
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Lot Number: 374
Date: 1930, Aug 28
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: Emergency Flood flight operated by the RAF on account of the floods between Sultankot and Shikapur, cover franked 1a, canc Jacobad dr. cds, addressed to Delhi, bs 30/8, carried from Jacobadad to Reti by emergency service, ms "By Emergency Air mail/Jacobadad to Reti". Signed verso 'Stephen Smith'
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Lot Number: 375
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: 376
Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Karachi, bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.
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Lot Number: 377
Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Jodhpur to Cawnpore, India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Johdpur bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso. Stepen Smith signature verso.
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Lot Number: 378
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: 379
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: 380
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: 381
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: 382
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: 383
Date: 1938, Feb 28
Est. price: £85.00
Category: India

Description: Flying Boat " Coogee" Survey Flight from England to Singapore via the new route from Karachi to Calcutta, Calcutta to Gwalior, bs 4/3, via Lashkar 3/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 annas, purple 'airplane' cachet ." Trial flight of Imperial Airways flying boat from Southampton to Singapore prior to the inauguration of the regular and 'All Up' services. Very fine. Image.
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