By Category: South Africa

Lot Number: 375
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: 376
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: 377
Date: 1932, Jan 28
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways twice interrupted flight first flight, Cape Town to Athens, 13/2 arrival ds, Springbok cover franked 1/-, carried on first regular flight Cape Town-London. The City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury. Mail was transferred to City of Delhi which had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was transferred to City of Baghdad and arrived in Athens 9 days later than scheduled.
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Lot Number: 378
Date: 1934, Mar 6
Est. price: £175.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Imperial Airways blue winged logo corner cover franked 4d x2 +1d South Africa stamps canc with special postmark of the PO attached to the Royal Train used by HRH Prince George during his visit to Southern Africa, also black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given"....."The most desirable F/F's are those posted on the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 379
Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Royal Tour, HRH Prince George, carried from Royal Train to Cape Town, bs 9/3, registered Klondyke (hs) cover franked 7d canc special RT crested postmark tying black/orange airmail etiquette..
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Lot Number: 380
Date: 1934, Aug 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: S Africa to USA, DURBAN to NEW YORK, by Union Airways to Johannesburg, departing on 22/8 on Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN181 and carried, in succession, by Artemis, Hadrian, Scipio, Sylvanus and finally Heracles, arriving London 30/8 where the grey blue/black airmail etiquette was cancelled by a red London double bar Jusqua hs. On by sea , delivered 8/9 private dated receiver. Plain cover, typed 'Per Imperial Airways', RATED 11d. Ex Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 381
Date: 1939, Jun 7
Est. price: £200.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Empire Airmail Scheme Extension from South Africa to Kuwait, F/F Johannesburg to Kuwait, bs 14/6, via Basrah 13/6, plaincover franked 1 1/2d can Johannesburg cds tying blue/white airmail etiquette, black framed 'Par Avion/Jusqu'a (ms) Basra', Francis Field authentication hs verso. The first mails to arrive in Iraq without surcharge from South Africa can be identified by the backstamp '13 Jun 39', ref DSG Morton, South African Airmails, 2005, p74. A great item in fine condition. Image.
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Lot Number: 382
Date: 1939, Aug 21
Est. price: £18.00
Category: South Africa

Description: New link with Angola, Cape Town-Windhoek-Loanda Direct Service, F/F Johannesburg to Outjo, bs 22/8, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, violet straight line 'First Flight - West Coast' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 383
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: 384
Date: 1942, Oct 28
Est. price: £45.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Double rate WWII censored cover, Cape Town to Buenos Aires, 20 Nov 1942 Natal transit cds, plain cover franked 8/- (5/- (sg38, cat £35 used), 2/6d and 6d, canc Cape Town cds, sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by magenta 'coat of arms' /A' , typed 'By Air Mail'. Correctly rated for 2x the 4/- South Africa-US rate. Small non invasive top rh corner nibble, does not detract. See image.
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Lot Number: 385
Date: 1943, Oct 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII dual censored cover, Durban to Buenos Aires, bs 2/4/43, plain cover franked 4/- (1/- block of 4), canc Durban cds, fine strike black framed 'Air Mail' hs. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by violet 'coat of arms' /C' , and US EB Examiner 14021 (San Juan) censor tape. Correctly rated 4/- for the Africa-US rate. Image.
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Lot Number: 386
Date: 1944, Nov 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Scarce triple rated WWII censored cover, Johannesburg to San Francisco, plain cover franked 10/- + 6d, canc Johannesburg cds, typed 'By Air Mail', sealed US EB 30280 (Miami) censor tape. Correctly rated for 3x the 3/6d South Africa-US rate, which had been reduced from 4/-per 1/2oz on 28 August 1944.
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Lot Number: 387
Date: 1954, Nov 7
Est. price: £20.00
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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