By Category: South Africa

Lot Number: 408
Date: 1918, Oct 7
Est. price: £45.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First fight Red Cross Aerial Post, large 3 1/2" wings first Cape flight "Make Your Sixpence Fly" souvenir PC, franked KGV 1/2d canc special 'Aerial Post' datestamp "AERIAL POST/7 Oct 18/SOUTH / AFRICA" cds. The stamp has a scuffed lower lh corner, and the top lh corner of the card has a minor bend. See image.
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Lot Number: 409
Date: 1925, Feb 28
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Experimental Flights between Cape Town and Durban March-June 1925, first return from Durban to Cape Town, PC correctly rated 2d, black double ring 'SA Air Mail/AA Lugpos/ 28 Feb 25 'on front.
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Lot Number: 410
Date: 1929, Aug 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: F/F Regular Airmail Service in South Africa, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, no arrival ds, uncommon red st. line "Miller Service, 1929", "Per First Flight" and "Per Air Mail-Lugpos" cachets, PC franked 4 1/2d. Image.
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Lot Number: 411
Date: 1929, Aug 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First South African Internal Airmail Service. F/F Durban to East London, bs 29/8, registered (hs) cover correctly rated 9d, Union Airways (PTY) Ltd.
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Lot Number: 412
Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £12.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight Kimberley to Mbeya, bs 6/2, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London, left Cape Town January 27 but forced down at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, delayed 7 days, Springbok cover, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 413
Date: 1932, May 18
Est. price: £40.00
Category: South Africa

Description: SPECIAL FLIGHT carried by the City of Delhi on the occasion of the opening of the airport at De Ar, Cape Town to De Ar, bs 18/5, Wyndham cover with House of Assembly/Cape Town logo on flap, signed by the pilot F.C.Elliot-Wilson. Scarce, only 39 flown
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Lot Number: 414
Date: 1933, Sep 13
Est. price: £75.00
Category: South Africa

Description: First South Africa acceptance for extension of Empire Airmail Service to Burma, Cape Town to Rangoon, bs 1/10, franked 1/- and 4d airs, Wyndham cover with purple House of Assembly/Cape Town logo on flap, Imperial Aw/ITCA. Only few pieces of mail were prepared for this service.
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Lot Number: 415
Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £150.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa via the Royal Train for the RANA F/F from Southern Rhodesia to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3 registered (hs) cover franked 9d South Africa stamps, canc fine strikes black oval crown over bilingual 'Royal Tour HRH Prince George/6-II 34/South Africa" postmarks, blue/black airmail etiquette, and violet two line "First Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given. "The most desirable covers are those posted on Prince George's Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 416
Date: 1934, Dec 6
Est. price: £150.00
Category: South Africa

Description: AFRICA TO NEW ZEALAND, Cape Town to Ashhurst, FIRST ACCEPTANCE of African 'all the way' airmail for New Zealand for carriage on the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICAN NORTHBOUND service AN 196 to Cairo 11/12, to connect with the first extension of the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS EASTBOUND service IE 298 from Singapore to Brisbane. Special violet/cream 'Library of Parliament/Cape Town PC correctly FRANKED 10d, with a message of Christmas greetings HANDWRITTEN BY L.G.WYNDHAM. An exceptional item in very fine condition, ex the Ted Proud archives.
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Lot Number: 417
Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £16.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Lobito, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 418
Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £16.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Cape Town to Mossamedes, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 419
Date: 1940, Feb 6
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII censored airmail South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to GENEVA. By Imperial Airways Africa Service flight # DN250 which left 12 February (9 days late). arriving Brindisi 17/8 (9 days late). Then train via Milan and Chiasso to Geneva.Plain cover sealed South Africa censor tape, Franked 1/3 for air rate.
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Lot Number: 420
Date: 1948, Nov 14
Est. price: £100.00
Category: South Africa

Description: INWARD, Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, blue/cream Australia-South Africa vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14/11/48, also Johannesburg 20/11/48 cds over South Africa 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.
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Lot Number: 421
Date: 1948, Nov 27
Est. price: £125.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Qantas Avro Lancastrian return 1st survey flight, South Africa to Australia, blue/cream South Africa-Australia vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked South Africa 1 1/2d canc Jo'burg 27/11, also Sydney 1/12 over Australia 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose. AAMC 1194
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Lot Number: 422
Date: 1952, Apr 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: South Africa to Netherlands and return, cover flown by KLM, franked FDI SA Van Riebeek set canc special 'Van Riebeek' cds, and FDI Netherlands 'Van Riebeek' set canc special Culemborg cds.
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Lot Number: 423
Date: 1954, Apr 3
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Central African Airways, first "Coastal Viking" direct service Durban-Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, service, bs 3/4, blue/white official souvenir cover, offering a fast, direct service to the South African coast.. Multicoloured CAA propaganda vignette verso.
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Lot Number: 424
Date: 1954, Nov 7
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Central African Airways, first direct airmail, Durban to Ndola, N Rhodesia, bs 7/11, attractive blue/dark blue/white souvenir cover, franked 3d, multicoloured CAA propaganda vignette verso.
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