By Category: Kenya

Lot Number: 223
Date: 1927, Feb 13
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Kenya

Description: East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, internal feeder mail from Nairobi, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, bs 20/2, franked Kenya and Uganda 20c and 50c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall, rated 100u), ms "Air Mail/ via Kisumu/Khartoum", plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.
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Lot Number: 224
Date: 1927, Feb 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Kenya

Description: East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, internal feeder mail from Nairobi, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, franked Kenya and Uganda 70c canc Malindi 8 Jan cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet , ms 'By Air/Via Kisumu', plain cover FRONT ONLY with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.
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Lot Number: 225
Date: 1927, Feb 15
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Kenya

Description: First East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, mail from Nairobi 14/2, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu bs 15/2 to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, then by Imperial AW from Cairo to London, franked Kenya and Uganda 75c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall). Plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair. Closed flap tear, see image.
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Lot Number: 226
Date: 1931, Mar 9
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Kenya

Description: FIRST FLIGHT NAIROBI TO BOMBAY carried on the FIRST IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA FLIGHT #AN1 by City of Khartoum to Juba and then by City of Wellington.to Cairo 14/3. Transferred to Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE103 departing Cairo 19/3 on City of Cairo to Karachi arriving 22/3, then by the India State Air Service (I.S.A.S.) to Delhi, and on by surface to Bombay arriving bs 24/3. Plain cover franked 80c, ms 'By Air Mail' and 'Via Delhi'. RARELY SEEN.
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Lot Number: 227
Date: 1931, Mar 9
Est. price: £225.00
Category: Kenya

Description: NAIROBI TO DAVAO (PHILIPPINES) bs 21/4 carried on the FIRST IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA FLIGHT #AN1 by City of Khartoum to Juba and then by City of Wellington.to Cairo 14/3 Transferred to Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE103 departing Cairo 19/3 on City of Cairo to Karachi arriving 22/3, by the India State Air Service (I.S.A.S.) to Delhi, and on by road/rail/sea (5600km) to Davao (Philippines) arriving bs 21/4. Plain cover franked 80c, ms 'By Air Mail' and 'Via Delhi'. RARE..
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Lot Number: 228
Date: 1931, Mar 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Kenya

Description: NAIROBI TO SAIDAPET bs 25/3 carried on the FIRST IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA FLIGHT #AN1 by City of Khartoum to Juba and then by City of Wellington.to Cairo 14/3. Transferred to Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IE103 departing Cairo 19/3 on City of Cairo to Jodhour 23/3, then on by surface to Saidapet bs 25/3. Plain cover franked 80c, ms 'By Air Mail' and 'Via Jodhpur '. RARELY SEEN.
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Lot Number: 229
Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Kenya

Description: F/F Kisumu to Mwanza, bs, carried on the inaugural London to East Africa service, official "map" cover, nice IAW House cachet verso, Imperial Airways. Only 50 flown. See p 33 Air Mails of British Africa.
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Lot Number: 230
Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Kenya

Description: F/F, Kisumu to London, no arrival ds, flown on first return Engand-East Africa service, official yellow/blue 'Rising Sun' cover, franked 60c, Imperial Airways. Exceptionally fine.
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Lot Number: 231
Date: 1931, Jul 8
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Kenya

Description: F/F Nairobi to Kisumu, bs 8/7, Tunstall cover franked 35c, violet "Local Air Fee Paid" hs and ms "By First Flight Nairobi-Kisumu", Wilson AW/Imperial AW.
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Lot Number: 232
Date: 1931, Oct 22
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Kenya

Description: NAIROBI TO TANGA, 23/10, Kisumu to Nairobi by WILSON AIRWAYS, Nairobi to Mombasa by rail, and Mombasa to Tanga by the TANGANYIKA GOVERNMENT AIR SERVICE.Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds, ms 'By First Flight/Kisumu-Tanga'. Small mail. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 233
Date: 1931, Dec 12
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Christmas proving flight, Kisumu to Cape Town, bs 1/12, via Joburg 21/12, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 234
Date: 1932, Aug 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Kenya

Description: East African coastal route feeder service, Wilson Airways F/F Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 18/8, plain cover franked 35 cents. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 235
Date: 1932, Aug 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, plain cover franked 35c, Rated 80 pts by Newall. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 236
Date: 1932, Aug 20
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Kenya

Description: East African coastal route feeder service, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi via Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombassa, first flight Wilson Airways Mombassa to Nairobi, plain cover franked 35 cents, typed 'First Flight Mombassa to Nairobi. Only 29 covers carried on the Tanga to Nairobi leg. Few faint tone spots.
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Lot Number: 237
Date: 1942, Sep 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Kenya to USA, MOMBASA to NEW YORK, via Lagos 12/9, censored WWII airmail cover sealed B&W OBE N/365 censor tape. Franked 4sh 40c, posted ?1Sep 42, ms 'Air Mail/Congo & Clipper' and 'Via Congo & Clipper, violet 'By Airmail' hs, and unknown partial violet circular hs.Carried on the trans-Africa service by BOAC to Lagos via Khartoum, on to Leopoldville, and OAT by Pan Am FAM 22 to Miami then US internal air service to New York.
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Lot Number: 238
Date: 1945, Nov 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Kenya

Description: First Post War Service to Great Britain, Mombasa to London, registered (label) cover franked 2 x 1/- South Africa stamps surcharged '70c /Kenya/Tanganyika/Uganda' + 2/- KUT stamp, canc Mombasa Registered cds.
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