By Category: Kenya

Lot Number: 317
Date: 1927, Feb 13
Est. price: £70.00
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: 318
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: 319
Date: 1927, Feb 15
Est. price: £65.00
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.
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Lot Number: 320
Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £40.00
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: 321
Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Interrupted first northbound flight, Kisumu to Butiaba, bs 18/3, via Kampala 11/3, carried on return of inaugural London to East Africa service, plain cover franked 30c with attractive red/blue/black IAW 'Fly Europe,Africa, India & The East' vignette on the front, and an Imperial Airways/Airways House circular cachet verso. The 'City of Kampala' was delayed, so the stop at Butiaba was cancelled and mail was returned to Kampala, bs 11/3. It eventually reached Butiaba on the second northbound flight.
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Lot Number: 322
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: 323
Date: 1931, Oct 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Kenya

Description: F/F First acceptance of mail f rom Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, bs 23/10, mail train to Mombasa then Tanganyika Government Feeder Service to Dar es Salaam, Tunstall cover franked 35c canc Nairobi cds. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 324
Date: 1931, Oct 22
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to Tanga, 23/10, carried on first airmail link between GB and Tanganyika via Imperial Airways, GB to Kisumu, mail train to Mombasa, and Tanganyika Government Service from Mombasa to Tanga. 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: 325
Date: 1931, Oct 31
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Kenya

Description: First acceptance of mail from Kisumu for Tanga, bs 1/11, via Nairobi 31/10, registered airmail cover franked Kenya 80c canc KIsumu cds, typed 'First Air Mail/From Kisumu-Nairobi/Per Wilson Airways/From Mombasa-Tanga/Per Tanganyika Government Aeroplane', Wilson Airways to Nairobi, train to Mombasa, Tanganyika Government Aeroplane to Tanga. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 326
Date: 1932, Aug 17
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Wilson Airways feeder service, F/F Nairobi to Mombasa, Tunstall cover, bs 18/8. Rated 60 pts by Newall.
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Lot Number: 327
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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