By Category: Malta

Lot Number: 239
Date: 1931, Jun 19
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Malta

Description: SANA/IAW, F/F Valetta-Genoa-London, b/s, violet "1st Air Mail" and boxed "By Air/To Genoa Only" cachets, franked 3 1/2d canc violet Air Mail/Malta cds. Only short notice of this flight was given, so only small numbers were flown.
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Lot Number: 240
Date: 1931, Jul 3
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Malta

Description: First acceptance of Malta airmail for the Belgian Congo, Valletta to Leopoldville, 9/8, via Aba 11/7, Buta 18/7 and Stanleyville 22/7, Forbes Bentley corner cover franked 9 1/2, all stamps canc ,Air Mail/3 Jul/1931' cds, also Valletta Jy 3 31 cds. Likely by sea to Cairo, then Imperial Airways England-Africa service No AS19 from Alexandria to Juba, then 150km by road from Juba-Aba, then 800km by rail to Stanleyville, and finally downstream by river to Leopoldville. A scarce item with great routing and in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 241
Date: 1943, Apr 8
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Malta

Description: World War II, forces censored concessionary mail to England, no arrival ds, unfranked imprint etiquette air cover, canc Valetta/Malta dr cds, ms "On Active Service", violet Malta triangle with crown "Passed By Censor/No 119" censor mark.
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