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Lot Number: 492
Date: 1928, Oct 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Early airmail from Malta to Iraq, registered (label) cover, franked Malta 6d air mail opt and 1d,2d,2 1/2d Postage and Revenue opts, postmarked Valetta, bs Alexandria 15/10, dark blue/white etiquette. Carried by sea from Malta-Egypt, then Imperial Airways eastward service E87 departing Cairo 18/10, arriving Baghdad bs 19/10.
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Lot Number: 493
Date: 1929, Apr 7
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: India to Egypt, KARACHI TO ALEXANDRIA, carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways India service IW1 from Karachi to Croydon. Arrived one day early at Baghdad 8/4 and then made an unscheduled call at Cairo on 9/4. Airmail etiquette cover posted Karachi 3/4, bs Alexandria 9/4, black double ring 'By/Air' hs, RATED 6 annas.
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Lot Number: 494
Date: 1931, Dec 1
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: UK to South Africa, TRIPLE RATE LONDON TO JOHANNESBURG by Imperial Airways Africa southbound special Christmas service # leaving Croydon 9/12 arriving Johannesburg 21/12 b/s, franked 3/- triple rate. This service was extended experimentally to Cape Town in order to position and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of the regular service, which commenced in January 1932. Also the first southbound Africa service by de Havilland DH66 G-EBMX 'City of Delhi'.
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Lot Number: 495
Date: 1931, Dec 8
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: UK To South Africa, LONDON TO BLOEMFONTEIN by Imperial Airways Africa southbound special Christmas service #41 leaving Croydon 9/12 arriving Johannesburg 21/12 b/s. RATED 1/-. This service was extended experimentally to Cape Town in order to position and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of the regular service, which commenced in January 1932. Also the first southbound Africa service by de Havilland DH66 G-EBMX 'City of Delhi'.
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Lot Number: 496
Date: 1931, Dec 16
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial airmail, Kenya To South Africa. NAIROBI TO CAPE TOWN by Imperial Airways Africa Southbound special Christmas service to South Africa #41 which left Nairobi 17 December and arrived Cape Town b/s 22/12 via Johannesburg b/s 21/12. RATED 55c. This service was extended experimentally to Cape Town in order to position and test aircraft over the new southern part of the route in preparation for the opening of the regular service, which commenced in January 1932
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Lot Number: 497
Date: 1931, Dec 16
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: SCARCE routing MALTA TO SOUTH AFRICA, VALETTA TO CAPE TOWN, acceptance for Imperial Airways Africa Southbound special Christmas service to South Africa, violet framed Jusqu'a 'By Air to (Rome crossed out) ms Mwanza only', then by surface via Messina b/s 9/12, Naples b/s 9/12, to Brindisi b/s 11/12, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #41 which left the same day, to Alexandria b/s 12/12 arriving Mwanza b/s 18/12, surface to Dar es Salaam b/s 23/12 and on by sea to Cape Town. Registered (label) Springbok cover, ms 'Via Brindisi on Dec 11', franked 1/4 ½ d for 1 ½ d Imperial, 3d registration 7d air fee, 5d excess. Superb routing, 11 different backstamps.
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Lot Number: 498
Date: 1931, Dec 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Egypt to Sudan, ALEXANDRIA TO KHARTOUM, Imperial Airways African service AS95, departed Alexandria 24/12 on Sylvanus flying boat , arriving Khartoum bs 26/12 on C.Swanage flying boat. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 20mils.
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Lot Number: 499
Date: 1932, Jan 13
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Delayed flight, first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, LONDON TO BROKEN HILL, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1. The mail was forwarded by a Rhodesian Aviation Puss Moth, which arrived at Broken Hill bs 30/1. RATED 9d. Flight DELAYED BY 2 DAYS. See Wingent 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.
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Lot Number: 500
Date: 1932, May 4
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Germany To South West Africa. BREMEN TO OMARURU, postmarked Bremen 4/5, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS63 leaving Alexandria 14/5 (arrival ds 10/5), arriving Khartoum 16/5 on C.Arundel, Juba 18/5 on C. Khartoum, Kisumu 19/5 on C.Basra, Mbeya 20/5 on C.Cp.Town,and Kimberley 22/5. Transferred to South-West African Airways from Kimberley to Windhoek ds 23/5, and delivered Omaruru ds 25/5. Airmail etiquette cover, ms 19g, RATED DM1.85.
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Lot Number: 501
Date: 1932, May 18
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Germany To South West Africa. BREMEN TO OMARURU, postmarked Bremen 4/5, then by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS65 leaving Alexandria 29/5 and arriving Khartoum 30/5 on C.Arundel, Kisumu 1/6 on C.Khartoum, Mbeya 3/6 on C.Cp.Town., then Kimberley 5/6. Transferred to South-West African Airways from Kimberley to Windhoek ds 6/6, and delivered Omaruru ds 8/6.25/5. Airmail etiquette cover, ms 5g, RATED DM1.85. Verso flap neatlly excised.
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Lot Number: 502
Date: 1932, Jun 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Commercial airmail, South Africa to Germany, PRETORIA TO HAMBURG, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #66 which left 9 June and arrived Athens 16 June, on by DLH air to Berlin 17 June (b/s), plain cover franked 1/3 d, ms 'Air Post', nice strike red 'Mit Luftpost Befordert./Luftposampt/Berlin C2' receiver. The RATE was 1/-, so over franked by 3d.
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Lot Number: 503
Date: 1932, Jun 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Kenya To Denmark, NAIROBI TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN66 which left Nairobi 12/6 on C. Jodhpur to Juba, C.Stonehenge to Khartoum, C.Glasgow to Cairo and Satyrus flying boat to Brindisi bs Brindisi/Posta Aerea/17/6, then train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 cds' . Airmail etiquette annulled by ms black cross Jusqua applied at Brindisi. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. RATED 75c for combined rate.
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Lot Number: 504
Date: 1932, Jun 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Kenya To Denmark, THIKA TO COPENHAGEN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN66 which left Nairobi 12/6 on C.Jodhpur to Juba, C.Stonehenge to Khartoum, C.Glasgow to Cairo and Satyrus flying boat to Brindisi, bs Brindisi/Posta Aerea/27/6, then train to Berlin and on to Copenhagen bs 'Copenhagen/Warnemunde 19/6 cds'. The approximate Brindisi-Copenhagen journey time by train is 25-30 hrs. Kalimoni Estate corner cover RATED 75c for combined rate. Close non invsive tope edge tear. See scan.
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Lot Number: 505
Date: 1932, Jul 8
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Lebanon to Austria, BEIRUT TO VIENNA VIA PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, leaving 8/7 cds, arriving Marseille Avion bs 11/7, then sent on the ordinary airmail route via Paris Avion bs 11/7 to Vienna Flugpost 12/7. Carried by flying boat to Marseille. Printed commercial cover, tied grey blue/black etiquette, ms 'Beyrouth-Autriche', franked 20P for carriage 'all the way' by air. Lebanon to Marseille would have been 10P/10g air fee + 4P colonial. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 506
Date: 1932, Jul 12
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Double Rate South Africa To Germany, KINGWILLIAMSTOWN TO HANOVER, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN71 which left Cape Town 13/7 and arrived Athens 22/7 and arrived Berlin bs 24/7, plain over ms 'Per Air Mail, RATED 3/- FOR DOUBLE RATE, 2/6d and 6d. Carried C. Jodhpur to Johannesburg, C. CapeTown to Juba, C. Khartoum to Khartoum, C. Cov. to Alexandria and Satyrus flying boat to Athens. Some top edge crumpling verso, see scan.
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Lot Number: 507
Date: 1932, Jul 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France to Egypt, PARIS TO CAIRO on the weekly Air Orient flight, posted Paris 13/7 cds, leaving Marseilles 14/7, carried by flying boat to Beirut 15/7, and (likely) on by air to Cairo bs 16/7. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, franked F5.50 for likely carriage 'all the way' by air to include Lebanon to Marseille F3/10g air fee + 50c/0-20/g colonial. Good routing.
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Lot Number: 508
Date: 1932, Jul 19
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Denmark To South West Africa, COPENHAGEN TO OMARURU, flown by DDL/DLH to Athens via Hamburg transit ds 19/7, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service AS73, which left Athens 23/7, then by C.Alex from Cairo to Kisumu, then C.Cape Town to Johannesburg arriving 31/7, then OAT by South West African Airways Windhoek arrival ds 1/8. Commercial cover, fine strike red 'Mit Luftpost/befordert/Hamburg' arrival hs, ms 'par avion via Cairo' 1 RATED K3.40.
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Lot Number: 509
Date: 1932, Aug 31
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Delayed flight, FRANCE, PARIS TO ZANZIBAR. Joined Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS79 which left Brindisi 2/9 on Scipio flying boat, Wadi Halfa 5/9 on C.Coventry, Khartoum 6/9 on C. Alexandria flying boat after a delay of 24 hrs (reason unknown), and arrived Nairobi 8/9 via Malakal 7/9. Transferred to the Wilson Airways Nairobi-Mombasa-Tanga-Zanzibar service arriving the same day at Zanzibar 8/9 BS. Commercial corner cover ms 'Par Avion' RATED F13.50 canc Paris cds, tied grey blue/airmail etiquette and ms 'Par Avion'. A delayed/interrupted flight with scarce routing, good research documentation, great provenance, and in fine condition. A rare exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 510
Date: 1932, Oct 4
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: SOUTH AFRICA TO USA, DURBAN TO NEW YORK, Imperial Airways Africa northbound AN83 left Jo'burg on 5/10 and arrived London 19/10, via Kisumu 9/10 on C.Johdp, Athens C.Arundel and Brindisi on Satyrus flying boat, then on to London where the airmail etiquette annulled by a red double bar Jusqu'a and then on by sea to New York 27/10 (dated private arrival hs). Corner cover was RATED 2/6 (5x6d), applied in London.
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Lot Number: 511
Date: 1932, Oct 4
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South West Africa To Germany, OMARU TO GMUND. Posted Omaru 4/10 cds, then carried by South West African Airways (SWAA) via Windhoek ds 6/10 to Kimberley ds 11/10 where it transferred to the Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN84 which left Kimberley 12/10 and arrived London 23/10, via Juba 17/10 on C.Delhi, Khartoum on C.Alexandria flying boat, Alexandria on C.Glasg, and Brindisi on Sylvanus flying boat, and OAT to Berlin 24/10, delivered 25 Gmund ds 25/. Plain cover RATED 1/-. SWAA was the first commercial air service in South West Africa. It operated from 1930 until 1935, when it was taken over by South African Airways (SAA).
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Lot Number: 512
Date: 1932, Oct 7
Est. price: £450.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: POLAND TO ETHIOPIA, WARSAW TO ADDIS ABABA. Departed Warsaw Airport (Warszawa 19 Port Lotincz/7.X.32) for Paris where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa India eastbound service IE185 which left Paris 8/10 arriving Galilee 11/10, then transferring to rail ds 'T.P.O Haifa-Rafa12 Oct 1932', arriving Port Said ds 13/10, then by sea to Djibouti and on by rail to Addis Ababa, 23/10 arrival date stamp. Registered (hs) cover, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Haifa' and a Polish 'Samolotem' (plane) hand stamp, and verso the remnants of a wax seal. RATED 7.50GR (ordinary postage was 50gr for the first 20 grams & 30gr for each additional, and registration was 60gr. We do not know the air fee. The service IE185 was also the first to carry mail to connect with Tata & Sons first Karachi-Madras feeder service, flown 15&16 October. A cover in fine condition with truly rare routing, good research documentation and great provenance, which might be almost impossible to find again.
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Lot Number: 513
Date: 1932, Nov 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa To Germany, YEOVILLE (JOHANNESBURG) TO BERLIN by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN88 which left Cape Town 9/11 on C.Baghdad, arriving Brindisi 18/11 on Scipio flying boat via Khartoum 15/11 on C.Coventry. On by surface to Berlin 20/11 arrival ds. Registered 4d PE with additional 2/-, RATED 2/4 for 4d registration plus 2/- for double air rate.
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Lot Number: 514
Date: 1932, Nov 8
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: SOUTH AFRICA TO LIECHTENSTEIN, CAPE TOWN TO SCHAN, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound Service AN88 which left Cape Town 9/11 on C.Baghdad arriving Brindisi 18/11 on Scipio flying boat, via Cairo on C.Coventry. From Brindisi by rail to Schaan, Liechtenstein 21/11 arrival ds. RATED 1/- (4d x3).
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Lot Number: 515
Date: 1932, Nov 15
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France To Kenya, TOURCOING TO MOMBASA by Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service AS90 which left Paris 16/11 Satyrus flying boat and arriving Nairobi bs 23/11 on C. Khartoum, via Khartoum 22/11 on C.Arundel and Kisumu on C.Khartoum flying boat. Transferred to Wilson Airways and delivered to Mombasa bs 24/11. Commercial corner cover typed 'Par Avion/Via Imperial Airways Paris', ms 10g, RATED F5.50 for F1.50 ordinary and F4 air fee.
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Lot Number: 516
Date: 1932, Nov 19
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Kenya To Northern Rhodesia, KITALE TO BROKEN HILL, surface to Nairobi bs 22/11, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service AS 90 which left Nairobi 24/11 and arrived, on C.Delhi, at Broken Hill bs 25/11 via. Mbeya. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 55cts.
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Lot Number: 517
Date: 1932, Nov 21
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa To Kenya, DURBAN TO MOMBASA, Union Airways of South Africa from Durban 21/11 cds to Johannesburg, then transferred to Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN90 C.Karachi which left Johannesburg 23/11 arriving Nairobi 27/11. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Mombasa bs 28/11. Scarce Thomas Cook & Son-Wagons-Lits cover, RATED 6d.
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Lot Number: 518
Date: 1932, Nov 26
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail India to Egypt, RAJPUT TO ALEXANDRIA. Carried on IW191 by 'Hanno' which left Karachi 30/11 arriving Cairo bs 3/12 December, and onward by rail delivered Alexandria bs 4/12. A '7th Rajput Regment 'cover with blue embossed logo on flap RATED 4 annas air x2 + 2anna.
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Lot Number: 519
Date: 1932, Dec 12
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Accelerated service South West Africa to Germany, WINDHOEK TO BERLIN, carried on South West African Airways (SWAA) to KImberley, then by Imperial Airways African service AN93 which left Kimberley 14/12 on C.Delhi, arriving Kisumu 17/12, Khartoum 18/12 on C.Khartoum flying boat, Cairo 20/12 on C.Glasgow and Brindisi 22/12 on Scipio flying boat. Then on by surface to Berlin bs 24/12.The service operated one day early in order to arrive in UK in time for delivery of the Christmas mail. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/2d (1/- air +2d ordinary).
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Lot Number: 520
Date: 1933, Jan 7
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Austria. MOSHI TO VIENNA, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN96 which left the same day and arrived Brindisi 14 January (b/s 15 January), on C.Delhi to Kisumu 8/1, Horsa to Wadi Halfa 11/1 and flying boat Scipio to Brindisi, then surface to Vienna. Plain cover, 'Par Avion/By Air Mail' hs and black cross Jusqu'a applied at Brindisi and annulling carriage by air, DOUBLE RATED 1.65c (75c x2 air fee + 15c ordinary).
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Lot Number: 521
Date: 1933, Feb 21
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Interrupted flight, South West Africa to Germany,WINDHOEK TO HAMBURG, flown to Kimberley by SWAA, then by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN103 which left Kimberley on C.Basra which arrived at Nairobi on 27/2 2 days late, then made up one day in Horsa to Kampala, then on flying boat Satyrus to Alexandria 2/3, flying boat Sylvanus arriving one day late at Brindisi 4/3. Reason for 2 day delay at Nairobi unknown. Then by train to Hamburg bs 6/3. airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/- for air rate.
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Lot Number: 522
Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: A scarce double first flight commercial cover India to Kenya, CALCUTTA TO NAIROBI, on the Imperial Airways first westbound service after the extension of the route from Karachi to Calcutta (IW223). Carried on Arethusa to Karachi 12/7, then on Hanno to Cairo 14/7 (* Jul 33 cds). Transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS124 for carriage, on Horsa, to Nairobi bs 18/7 . From Cairo service AS124 carried mail for Africa flown by the first Calcutta-Karachi extension of the Indian route. Plain cover postmarked Calcutta 8/7, bs's Cairo and Nairobi cds's, and black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/First Airmail/11 Jly 33' cachet, RATED 1anna 3p x4 + 1/2anna.
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Lot Number: 523
Date: 1933, Aug 22
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to France, TANANARIVE to LIGINIAC. Posted Tananarive 22/8 cds then carried by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 25/8 cds, then by the Messageries Maritmes paquebot 'Chantilly' to Dar es Salaam bs 29/8, then by Wilson Airways to Nairobi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN130 plane 'Sylvanus' which left Nairobi 2/9 arriving Brindisi one day late bs 8/9. She should have arrived 7/9 but made an unscheduled overnight stop at Athens (reason unknown, see Wingent p47). At Brindisi carriage by air was cancelled with a violet framed 'By Air to/Brindisi' Jusqua. Then on by train to Paris 10/9, and delivered to Liginiac bs 13/9. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. Small non invasive stain verso, does not detract, see scan. An aerophilatelist's dream - a delayed flight, a scarce and complex itinerary, and detailed route marks. Ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 524
Date: 1934, Jan 17
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Denmark to Tanganyika, COPENHAGEN to DAR es SALAAM. By DLH to Berlin bs 18/1, then train to Vienna, then DLH to Athens bs 19/1 where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS151 which left 19/1 (Helena) arriving Nairobi 24/1 (Amalthea) where transferred to Wilson Airways for same day delivery to Dar es Salaam bs 24/1. Etiquette cover franked 1K 16 ore. Minor non invasive top edge defect, see scan.Good routing.
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Lot Number: 525
Date: 1934, Mar 13
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Switzerland to Reunion, GENEVA to ST DENNIS, by train to Brindisi via Chiasso and Milan where transferred 16/4 to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS159 (Scipio), arriving Alexandria bs 'Avion 17/3' and Nairobi 19/3 on Horsa. Transferred to Wilson Airways flight to Mombasa, then offloaded to Messageries Maritimes 'Le Conte de Lille' for sea voyage to Saint Dennis, Reunion bs 18/4. Plain cover franked Switzerland 1F and 50c airs, ms 'Par Avion via Brindisi and Cape Town', blue/black trilingual etiquette, FRANKED F1.50 for 30rp UPU and 90rp air fee, 20rp excess. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 526
Date: 1934, Mar 14
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: MAURITANIA, Air France within Africa service, cover postmarked Atar (Mauritania) March 14, 1934 and addressed to an interpreter (for Air France ?) in Port-Etienne (Mauritania) with arrival b/s March 31st and transit b/s in Saint-Louis (Senיgal) of March 23rd. Atar is located in the interior of Mauritania just west of Port-Etienne and much closer to it than the southern city of Port-Louis. Instead of travelling by land from Atar to Port-Etienne this airmail cover travelled by land from Atar to Saint-Louis then, probably because of insufficient postage, went by land all the way up to Port-Etienne. This cover saw a lot of desert roads. Scott 27 (2) and 32 (2).
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Lot Number: 527
Date: 1934, Mar 28
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to French Congo, ANTSIRANA to BRAZZAVILLE. Posted Antsirana 28/3 cds then carried by 90 miles by train to Tananarive bs 28/3, then 380 miles by postal van and river barge to the port of Majunga bs 5/4 cds, then by the Messageries Maritimes paquebot 'General Netzinger' to Dar es Salaam bs 9/4, then by WILSON AIRWAYS to Nairobi where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS Africa southbound service AS 162 (Hadrian) which left Nairobi 10/4 for Broken Hill bs 12/4 via Dodoma bs 11/4. Then transferred to the AERO CLUB DU KATANGA service to Elizabethville bs 13/4, where offloaded and on by rail/river to Port Franqui, then likely SABENA internal service to Leopoldville bs 25/4, delivered Brazzaville bs 25/4. Plain cover, red/black 'PTT Madagascar Serie E no 131/Par Avion' label graded rare by Mair, ms 'Par Avion' correctly RATED F4.50 for 50c domestic and 4F/5g air surtax. An aerophilatelist's dream - an early airmail carried over land, sea and river, and by air involving three (possibly four) airlines; a scarce and complex itinerary; and detailed route marks. Ex the late Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 528
Date: 1934, Apr 25
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Germany to SW Africa, HAMBURG to OMARU. By train to Brindisi via Munich bs 26/5, Milan and Bologna, where It connected with Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS166 which left on 4/5 (Satyrus) and arrived Johannesburg 10/5 (Amalthea), then SWAA from Kimberley to Windhoek bs12/5, and delivered Omaru bs 13/5. Plain etiquette cover, typed 'per Luftpost', ms '5', franked 65pf inc 25pf UPU plus 30pf air fee.
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Lot Number: 529
Date: 1934, Apr 26
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Germany to South Africa, DESSAU to CAPE TOWN, by train to Munich bs 27/4, and on by train to Vienna, Bologna and Milan to Brindisi where transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS166 which left Brindisi (Satyrus) 4/5 and reached Cape Town (Atlanta) bs 11/5. Uncommon and attractive airmail cover, grey with yellow/blue edging and corner print 'Lufthansa/Luftschiffbau/Condor-Syndicat', unusual RED Dessau & Co METRE cancellation for 55pf on front and an extra 1pf verso, also a 5pf stamp, RATED 55pt for 25pt UPU rate plus 30pt air fee plus 5pf overpaid.
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Lot Number: 530
Date: 1934, Apr 30
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: S. Rhodesia to Tanganyika, SALISBURY to KILOSA. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN165 which departed Salisbury on Amalthea 2/5, arrived Dodoma backstamped 3/5, and delivered 250 miles to Kilosa backstamped 5/5. South Africa Investment Co cover, etiquette, franked 6d for air rate
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Lot Number: 531
Date: 1934, May 15
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: S. Africa to Germany, JOBURG to BERLIN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN 167 which left on Amalthea 16/5, arrived Athens 21/5 and Brindisi on Sylvanus 22/5, where transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service arriving Berlin backstamped 24/5. Imperial AW company cover with winged logo, fine strike red Berlin Air Mail office hs, franked 2/- for DOUBLE RATE.
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Lot Number: 532
Date: 1934, May 21
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to France, sent from TAMATIVE to ISTRES via MOZAMBIQUE AND S. AFRICA. Carried by sea by SS 'Barentz' (Dutch passenger/cargo ship) from Tamative (Madagascar) 16/5 to Lourenco Marques (Mozambique) 21/5 postmark, and on to Joburg 23/35. Transferred to Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN168 departed Joburg 23/5 (Andromeda) arriving Brindisi 29/5 (Satyrus). Offloaded to train Nice Marseille TPO 30/5 cds, arriving Istres bs 2/6 via Marseille 1/6 cds and Thonon les Bains 4/6 cds. Plain cover, typed 'per SS Barentz' and 'Via Lourenco Marques', grey/black 'PTT Madagascar E 131' etiquette, FRANKED E1.70 Mozambique stamps canc Lourenco Marques 21/5 hexagonal Lourenco Marques ds. Sent by the harbourmaster at Tamative to his wife in France. A super item - an aerophilatelist's dream. Ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 533
Date: 1934, May 27
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Poland. CAPE TOWN to WARSAW, by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN169, departure Atlanta DELAYED two days at Cape Town 31/5 due to bad weather, lost time made up by arrival Amalthea at Khartoum 2/6, arrived on time at Athens bs 5/6, offloaded for carriage by rail to Warsaw bs 7/6. Imperial Airways imprint etiquette, 'winged logo' corner cover, franked 1/-. Good routing, uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 534
Date: 1934, Jun 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Austria to South Africa, VIENNA to JOBURG. Flown from Vienna on 14/6 by D.L.H. to Athens, transferred to Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS172 departing Athens 17/6 (Sylvanus) and arriving Joburg (Andromeda) 22/6, 23/6 arrival cds. Registered (label) cover franked S3.30.
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Lot Number: 535
Date: 1934, Jun 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Registered airmail South Africa to Greece, JOHANNESBURG to SYRA (an Aegean Island 80 miles from Athens). Carried by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN172 which left Joburg 20/6 (Andromeda) and reached Athens bs26/6 (Sylvanus), delivered Syra 28/6 bs. Registered (hs) 4d PSE with additional 1/- stamps, for 4d registration and 1/- air rate.
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Lot Number: 536
Date: 1934, Jun 19
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: BRUSSELS TO DAR ES SALAAM, carried by Imperial Airways southbound service AS173 via Paris bs 20/6, by 'Sylvanus' to Khartoum and 'Helena' to Nairobi arriving 25/6, then by Wilson Airways to Dar es Salaam bs 26/6, etiquette cover, typed 'Par Avion Imperial Airways/Via Nairobi', franked 10.75F. Nice routing.
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Lot Number: 537
Date: 1934, Jun 27
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: France to Madagascar, AGEN to TAMATAVE, by the Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS174 which left Paris 27/7 and was carried by train to Brindisi 29/7 via Marseille Gare Avion bs 27/6 then flown by Hadrian and then Amalthea to Broken Hill bs 4/7 where it was offloaded. But the local link to Madagascar had not started, so it was carried by surface to Salisbury bs 8/78 July and on to Durban bs 14/7. Finally on by sea, arriving Tamatave bs 26/7. Imprint etiquette cover, also green blue/black etiquette tied by Salisbury cds, FRANKED F2.50 for 50c Colonial and a F2 air fee. (by air to Egypt only!). An exceptionally scarce item with superb routing marks. An absolute gem, ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 538
Date: 1934, Jul 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail Switzerland to Uganda. ORIENZ TO FORT PORTAL (311 kilometres by road from Kampala), carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS176 which left Brindisi 13 July on Satyrus, arrived Kampala 16 July (b/s) on Horsa and was delivered at Port Portal on 19 July (b/s). Franked Fr1.00. Uncommon origin and destination and good routing. Non invasive closed flap tear verso, does not detract, see scan. Ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 539
Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Czechoslovakia to Sudan, BRATISLAVA TO UM RUABA VIA KHARTOUM AND HASSA HEISA. Sent by train to Athens because there were no winter air services, arriving Athens Airport 15/12 cds. Missed the AS198 which had departed Athens on 14/121934, so caught AS199 which departed 22/12 arriving Khartoum 23/12 cds and sent on by train to Hassa Heissa, its original destination, where it arrived next day bs 24/12. There it was re-addressed and sent c400 miles by train to Um Ruaba where an **Dec 34 arrival ds was applied. Plain airmail etiquette cover, ms 'Flugpost', violet framed 'Lotecka posta' hs RATED 5k50. The ordinary surface postage was 2.50K for first 20 gr. and Proud gives an air mail rate to Sudan of 2.50K per 10 gr. So it may be 50c overpaid. A scarce journey with superb routing.
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Lot Number: 540
Date: 1938, Jan 18
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Belgian Congo to Hungary, BOMA to BUDAPEST. Sabena all the way, through service from Boma arriving Russell's 20/1 via Leopoldville bs 20/1, then transferred 25/1 to local Sabena Brussels-Budapest service arriving bs 25/1, Legiposta/Budapest 73 cds. Airmail etiquette cover F6 for F2.0 UPU plus F3.50 air fee.
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Lot Number: 541
Date: 1938, Mar 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Registered airmail Uganda to India, MUBENDE to BOMBAY. By road (110 miles) from Mubende to Kampala bs 16/3, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN74 which left Port Bell 16/3 arriving Alexandria 18/3 March. Transferred 19/3 to Imperial Airways eastbound service CE7 arriving Karachi 21/3, then on TATA arriving Bombay 22/3. Registered (label) cover franked 50c for 20c 1/2oz air fee (EAMS) rate + 30c registration. Great routing over three different air services, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 542
Date: 1938, Mar 15
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: AMSTERDAM to ZANZIBAR. By KLM to Alexandria bs 18/3, where transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS75 (Castor) arriving Dar es Salaam/Mombasa 17/3. Transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Zanzibar 21/3. Bilingual etiquette cover, typed 'Via A'dam-Alexandrie/Alexandrie-Durban', franked G1.25.
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Lot Number: 543
Date: 1938, Mar 21
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Ethiopia, TANGA to ADDIS ABABA. By Wilson Airways to Kisumu bs 23/3, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN76 which left Kisumu bs 23/3 and arrived Khartoum bs 23/3. Transferred to Ala Littoria for carriage to Addis Ababa. Registered (label) imprint etiquette airmail cover, franked 1.75cts. Scarce destination, good routing, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 544
Date: 1938, Apr 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Czechoslovakia, USUNGU to BILINA. By road (600 miles) to Dar es Salam, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN86 (Ceres) which left Dar es Salaam 25/4 April, arrived Athens bs 28/4, and on by rail/air to destination. Plain cover, ms 'Air Mail', Greek currency mark, franked 150c. Uncommon origin/destination combination.
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Lot Number: 545
Date: 1938, Jun 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to CAIRO. By sea to UK, then by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS101 ‘Corsair’ leaving Southampton 15/6, arriving Alexandria 16/6, delivered Cairo 17/6 (ms). Airmail cover, Par Avion etiquette ms 'From London', franked 17cts for 5c UPU and double air fee of 12c.
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Lot Number: 546
Date: 1938, Jun 6
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Zanzibar to India, ZANZIBAR to HYDERABAD, DECCAN. By Wilson Airways from Zanzibar to Kisumu, transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN98 which left Kisumu 7/6 arriving Alexandria 8/6. Transferred to Imperial Airways eastbound service IE660 (Canopus) which left Alexandria 10/6 arriving Karachi 11/6, and on to Madras bs 12/6 by TATA Indian internal airline, delivered at Deccan bs 13/6. Plain cover, red boxed 'winged' Par Avion hs, franked 20ct Empire ‘All Up’ rate. A journey by three different airlines, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 547
Date: 1938, Dec 10
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Airmail Saudi Arabia to South Africa, MEDINA to DURBAN. Likely c800 miles (4 days) by sea from Yanbu to Port Taufiq bs 9.15am 13/12, then 200 miles by rail to Alexandria bs 7.30pm 13/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways Durban southbound all-flying boat service DS153 on 'Cameron' which departed one day late on 17/12 and arrived Durban one day late on 20/12. Imperial Airways imprint etiquette cover and winged logo cover, pink/black Arabic/French text rated RARE by Mair, sealed with narrow white strip along lh edge, franked 1934 5g x5, and 1/2g, and 1938 1/8g canc Medina cds, date illegible. Ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 548
Date: 1938, Dec 20
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: S. Rhodesia to Palestine, SALISBURY to JERUSALEM. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN55 (Cameronian) which left Mozambique 23/12 arrived Cairo bs 25/12. Transferred to Imperial Airways eastbound service SE66 which arrived Tiberius one day late on 28/12. Offloaded and by road to Haifa bs 28/12, then by rail to Jerusalem bs 29/12. Franked 5 ½ d for 3d registration and 2d ‘ALL UP’ air rate, ½ d excess. Nice two Imperial AW services item to uncommon destination with good routing.
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Lot Number: 549
Date: 1939, Jan 21
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all- flying boat service DN164 which left Durban 22/1 (Caledonia) and arrived Athens bs 26/1 where transferred to Polish airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 28/1 from Athens Arrived 28 January (b/s). Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Good routing, nice item.
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Lot Number: 550
Date: 1939, Feb 5
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Uganda to Sweden, KAMPALA to GOTHENBURG. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN168 Canopus which left Port Bell 7/2, arriving Brindisi Transito bs 9/2, and on by rail via Bologna Tranero TPO bs 10/2 to Gothenburg 13/2. (private ds). Registered (label) cover franked 1.05 for 30c registration and 75 air rate. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 551
Date: 1939, Feb 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: South Africa to Poland, JOBURG to WARSAW. By Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN170 which left Durban 12/2 (Caledonia) arriving Athens bs 16/2 where it transferred to Polish airline Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. arriving Warsaw bs 18/2 Plain cover, Greek currency mark, franked 1/- per ½ oz. South Africa to Europe air mail rate. Nice item, good routing.
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Lot Number: 552
Date: 1939, Mar 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA, by QUEEN MARY to Southampton, then by Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KS90 (Challenger) which left Southampton 17/3, arrived Alexandra bs 19/3, delivered bs 20/3. Registered (hs) cream corner cover, typed 'per SS Queen Mary' and 'from England to Egypt/Air Mail', franked 32cts for 5c UPU rate, 15cts registration? 12c double air fee. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 553
Date: 1939, Mar 29
Est. price: £80.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Madagascar to Netherlands East Indies, MAJUNGA to BATAVIA. Flown 29/3 cds on Madagascar weekly flight by service Service de l'Aeronautique Seville AC to Tananarive bs 4/4, then carried by Air Afrique to Elisabethville 9/4, arriving Paris 15/4. Transferred at Amsterdam to KLM ‘Wielewaal’ which left 3/5 and arrived Batavia 7/5 (8/5 b/s). Readdressed to Netherlands 13 May and flown by back ‘Buizerd’ which left Batavia 16/5 and arrived Amsterdam 21/5, delivered Leiden bs 22/5. Attractive grey/red bordered Registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked 21.65F. Super origin/destination three airline cover with great routing.
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Lot Number: 554
Date: 1939, May 19
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: East Africa to Denmark, NAIROBI to COPENHAGEN, carried from Nairobi to Kisumu by Wilson Airways, then by Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN197 (Cambria) which left Kisumu 20/5 and arrived Brindisi 22/5, then on by train to Copenhagen bs 25/5 via road/ferry 'Kobenhavn-Warnemunde TPO bs 25/5. Registered (label) cover franked 1S 80c for DOUBLE RATE 2x75c/1/2oz to Europe + 30c reg. Great routing.
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Lot Number: 555
Date: 1939, Jun 13
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Tanganyika to Algeria, TANGA to MAISON CARREE. 750 miles by road/rail to Kisumu, transferred to Imperial Airways Imperial Airways Durban northbound all-flying boat service DN205 which departed (Circe) bs 16/5 arriving Marseilles 19/6. Transferred to Air France and carried to Algeria bs 21/6, delivered Maison Carre bs 22/6. A neatly presented registered (label) cover, black/dark blue etiquette, typed 'North Africa/via Marseille', FRANKED 150cts for 30cts registration plus two 60cts air rates. Will look nice in the exhibit, see scan.
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Lot Number: 556
Date: 1939, Jun 23
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: USA to Egypt, NEW YORK to ALEXANDRIA by Yankee Clipper on FIRST FLIGHT Pan Am FAM 18 Trans-Atlantic service, left New York 24/6 and arrived Southampton 28 June. Then Imperial Airways Kisumu southbound coastal flying boat service KSS105 (Cassiopeia) which left Southampton 30/6 and arrived at Alexandra bs 1/7. Commercial airmail cover, typed 'Airmail via Trans Atlantic Clipper/and Airmail to Alexandria', franked $1.44 for 2oz rate of 36c per ½ oz.
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