By Category: India

Lot Number: 258
Date: 1920, Feb 15
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Bombay-Karachi, 7th flight northwards flown by RAF Squadron 97, registered (label verso) cover franked 10 1/2a, canc special "Bombay/6 Mar 20/Air Post'' cds, typed 'Via Bombay-Karachi Air Mail/Registered'. Lack of public support forced the govt to cancel this service after this, the seventh and last, flight..
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Lot Number: 259
Date: 1927, Feb 23
Est. price: £40.00
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: 260
Date: 1927, May 26
Est. price: £45.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial Airways, Bombay to London via the Cairo-Basra air mail service, bs 2/6, special printed 'Via Air \Mail Service URGENT/Basra-Cairo' corner cover, frankeed 5 annas canc Bombay cds tied by fine strike red framed 'Air Mail Service/Basra-Cairo/9Karachi GPO'
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Lot Number: 261
Date: 1929, Jan 15
Est. price: £250.00
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: 262
Date: 1929, May 21
Est. price: £375.00
Category: India

Description: Bengal Air Transport Co, experimental air service Calcutta-Siliguri-Darjeeling, unfranked newspaper wrapper to Darjeeling, inscribed "Press Packet/The Englishman/Per Bengal Air Transport Co." The intention of this short lived flight, partly sponsored by Imperial Airways, was to test the possibility of a permanent Calcutta-Darjeeling service. Due to bad weather, the flight had to terminate at Siliguri, and continue to Darjeeling by car. The pilot was Neville Vintcent. Certified by Stephen Smith Genuine flown copy (ref ref Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995, #29-32). A scarce historical item in superb condition.
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Lot Number: 263
Date: 1931, May 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: India

Description: Return First Experimental England-Australia flight, Calcutta to Delhi, special red boxed "First Flight/Australia-England/Delivery/Delhi 4-5-31" arrival cachet on front, red/buff/blue "First Experimental Flight/By Imperial Airways" Kapur souvenir cover, franked 3a, Imperial Airways. Small mail - only 123 were flown from Calcutta to Delhi.
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Lot Number: 264
Date: 1932, Oct 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: Neville Vincent flying for TATA Airways, return flight from Bombay to Karachi, bs 19/10, imprint etiquette Somake souvenir cover, franked 6 annas canc Bombay cds, 'First Flight/Bombay-Karachi Air Mail' cachet, black two line 'Madras-Karachi/ Air Mail Service, First Flight', and black framed 'Madras-Karach/19 Oct 32/First/Airmail' arrival cachet,
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Lot Number: 265
Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £18.00
Category: India

Description: England-India extension from Karachi to Calcutta, London to Allahabad, bs 8/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover, IAW/ITCA'
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Lot Number: 266
Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £18.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Imperial Airways/ Indian Trans-Continental Airways GB to India, London to Calcutta, bs Cooinoor 10/7, uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 267
Date: 1933, Jul 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: IAW connects with ITCA, LONDON to DELHI, 8/7 arrival ds on front and verso, carried on F/F Karachi to Calcutta Extension, B&W PC franked 4d (postcard rate), Imperial Airways/Indian Trans-Continental Airways. Airmail PC's are much scarcer than letters.
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Lot Number: 268
Date: 1933, Jul 4
Est. price: £65.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, return flight, Calcutta to Allahabad, bs 11/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet verso. Only 4 flown, Newall 33.13Ae1.
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Lot Number: 269
Date: 1933, Jul 10
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Calcutta to London flown IW 223, the first westbound service after extension of route from Karachi to Calcutta (see Wingent), black boxed Calcutta-Karachi cachet (verso), official three colour souvenir map cover, India Trans-Continental Airways/Imperial Airways, closed non invasie rh edge tear, see scan.non small mail.
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Lot Number: 270
Date: 1933, Sep 30
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: F/F extension of air service to Rangoon, b/s, 9 pies PSC with additional 1 anna, canc Calcutta cds, large Stephen Smith authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 271
Date: 1935, Feb 25
Est. price: £18.00
Category: India

Description: Bombay to Tatanagar, bs 25/2, plain cover franked 2 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Bombay-Calcutta/25thvFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 272
Date: 1936, Oct 12
Est. price: £18.00
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: 273
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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Lot Number: 274
Date: 1936, Dec 23
Est. price: £12.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Madras to Ceylon, Indo-Ceylon Special Christmas Flight, black boxed cachet, souvenir 'map' cover, TATA
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Lot Number: 275
Date: 1936, Dec 23
Est. price: £15.00
Category: India

Description: Special Christmas flight, Madras to Colombo, black rectangular cachet, b/s, souvenir "map" cover, TATA
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Lot Number: 276
Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £300.00
Category: India

Description: Mac Robertson Air Race, Calcutta to Rangoon, bs 29/10, franked India 9p, canc Mingaladon Cantonment, Burma cds, confirmatory green/black vignette tied by violet five line "MacRobertson/International/Air race/1934/England-Australia" cachet,. CARRIED BY MCGREGOR & WALKER in Miles Hawk Major, AAMC 440a. Stephen Smith authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 277
Date: 1940, Nov 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: WWII censored airmail from Sialkot to Johannesburg, carried to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the EMERGENCY HORSESHOE FLYING BOAT ROUTE established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Commercial corner single rate cover franked 14 annas, sealed India crown over OBC censor tape tied triangular black Karachi triangular censor mark,
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Lot Number: 278
Date: 1941, Sep 4
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 23x17cm, franked 8R 14annas 6 p(KGVI 14 As x10 + 2As 6p), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor mark. Correctly franked annas for inclusive x9 weight franking. Some top edge crumple, see scan..
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Lot Number: 279
Date: 1941, Sep 25
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: WWII censored registered (label) airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the EMERGENCY HORSESHOE FLYING BOAT ROUTE established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Commercial corner double rate cover correctly franked 28 annas, sealed India crown over OBC censor tape tied triangular black Karachi triangular censor mark. Fine.
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Lot Number: 280
Date: 1947, Jul 3
Est. price: £6.00
Category: India

Description: First clipper airmail flight Calcutta to San Francisco, bs.
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Lot Number: 281
Date: 1948, Jul 6
Est. price: £15.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Clipper flight Calcutta to Tokyo, blue cachet, Pan Am etiquette, purple b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 282
Date: 1961, Feb 18
Est. price: £10.00
Category: India

Description: Flown cover commemorating 50th anniversary First Aerial Post from Allahbad to Naini, special cachets, official printed long cover showing photograph of Henri Pequet and Humber bi-plane. Image.
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Lot Number: 283
Date: 1968, Oct 31
Est. price: £8.00
Category: India

Description: Air India, F/F Bombay to Entebbe, bs 31/10, attractive souvenir cover , official F/F cachet.
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Lot Number: 284
Date: 1976, Aug 4
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: Air India 747 F/F Bombay to Dubai bs 4/8, attractive souvenir cover franked 2.00, nice strike violet framed flight cachet.
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