By Category: Spain

Lot Number: 616
Date: 1938, Jun 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Spain

Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to England, no arrival ds, commercial corner cover franked 2P35, fine strike red uncommon "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, red two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, violet "Saludo a Franco/Arriba Espana" propaganda hs. Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.
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Lot Number: 617
Date: 1941, Mar 04
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Spain

Description: Spain to Uruguay, flown by LATI, a scarce censored WWII grey/pale brown airmail envelope with winged logo, Villa Franca to Montevideo, b/s 15/7/41, franked 7P canc Aracina/Huelva 4/3/41 cds Spanish purple boxed "Censura Gubernativa/Madrid" censor mark on departure. Military censorship of the mails was still the rule in Spain for some years after the end of the Civil War. Correctly rated for carriage by LATI from Spain to South America. Carried by LATI all the way from Rome to Buenos Aires thus avoiding British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service (the LATI service was extended from Rio de Janero to BA in July 1941), and by Condor or Panagra to Montevideo. A scarce LATI item,
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Lot Number: 618
Date: 1948, Nov 9
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Spain

Description: First flight airmail cover Barcelona to Boston bs.
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