By Category: India

Lot Number: 228
Date: 1927, Feb 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Ambala, special 'Royal Air Force Display/Ambala/23.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/23.2.27' cds.
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Lot Number: 229
Date: 1929, May 2
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: India to Switzerland, CALCUTTA TO LAUSANNE via LONDON, bs London hooded registration 12/5 transit cds, and Lausanne 14/5 arrival cds, World Flyers Half-Way House registered (label) cover franked 10 annas, Departed Karachi 5/5 on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND SERVICE IW5 on C. Cairo, arriving Tobruk 9/5, on to Athens and Naples 10/5 on C. Athens, by rail from Genoa to Basle, then by C.Pretoria to Croydon 12/5. Should have been offloaded at Basle but flown on to London, then surface to final destination. Inetesting.
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Lot Number: 230
Date: 1929, May 21
Est. price: £650.00
Category: India

Description: Bengal Air Transport Co, experimental air service Calcutta-Siliguri-Darjeeling, unfranked newspaper wrapper to Darjeeling, insribed "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: 231
Date: 1932, Aug 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: India to GB, LORALAH to SHOEBURYNESS, airmail carried on IAW service IW 177, departed Karachi 24/8 on Hadrian, departed Galilee 27/8 on Scipio, arrived London 30/8 on Heracles. plain airmail etiquette cover franked 8 1/2 annas canc fine strike Loralah cds. Very scarce origin. Non airmail inward covers exist , but this is the first outward airmail we have ever seen.
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Lot Number: 232
Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £80.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Calcutta to New Delhi, bs 11/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet . Only 4 flown, Newall33.13Ae3
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Lot Number: 233
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: 234
Date: 1933, Jul 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial Airways, Karachi Airport, a letter written on red on cream headed company notepaper, signed by the Managing Manager and dated 11 July, 1933, sent on the first regular Calcutta-London service as a souvenir of its inauguration. Fine condition, see image.
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Lot Number: 235
Date: 1935, Feb 25
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: Special TATA label applied to a registered cover advertising the new Bombay-Calcutta airmail service, plain cover franked 5 anna, blue/white Tata label, registration label, red framed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail Calcutta to Bombay" cachet, and fine purple framed 'Registered' hs.
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Lot Number: 236
Date: 1935, Feb 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: Calcutta to Raipur, bs 27/2, plain cover franked 3 annas, canc Calcutta cds, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Calcutta-Bombay/26th February 1935'. Uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 237
Date: 1935, Nov 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: TATA, F/F Trivandrum to Bombay, bs 2/11, plain cover franked 2 annas canc special boxed postmark with monoplane 'First Flight/Trivandrum-Bombay/1 Nov 1935'.
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Lot Number: 238
Date: 1940, Nov 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: India uncensored WWII registered airmail cover, 22x11cm, Bombay to Johannesburg via the Horseshoe Route, franked 2R + 27 annas, fine strike black boxed 'Not Opened By Censor' hs. Image.
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Lot Number: 239
Date: 1941, Oct 10
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: India censored WWII registered airmail cover, 22x11cm, Bombay to Johannesburg via the Horseshoe Route, high 1R + 2R x3 sealed India censor tape tied by Bombay censor mark, large violet 'Free /VRY/1' and red straight line 'Written in English' hs's. Image.
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Lot Number: 240
Date: 1943, Nov 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: India Christmas 1943 printed coloured 'Xmas Mail On Active Service' airgraph to England, franked 4a undated canc 'RAF Post/India/5' with large star, also signed 'Unit Censor/W370/India' censor mark.
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Lot Number: 241
Date: 1961, Feb 18
Est. price: £12.00
Category: India

Description: Flown cover commemorating 50th anniv First Aerial Post from Allahbad to Naini, special cachets, official printed long cover showing photograph of Henri Pequet and Humber bi-plane.
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Lot Number: 242
Date: 1961, Feb 18
Est. price: £12.00
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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