By Category: United States

Lot Number: 463
Date: 1925, May 08
Est. price: £45.00
Category: United States

Description: First acceptance of UK mail for carriage over the US TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR MAIL ROUTE, Liverpool To San Francisco, bs May 22, 1925, plain cover correctly rated 1/4 1/2d for air mail service over THREE TIME ZONES from New York, canc Liverpool cds, black/dark blue airmail etiquette with "from New York" in ms below, CARRIED BY S.S. AQUITANIA TO NEW YORK, then internal air to San Francisco.
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Lot Number: 464
Date: 1925, Jul 26
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: Seattle to Victoria, bs 'Victoria BC/Jul 26 1925',plain cover franked US 2c, canc 'Seattle, Wash/Jul 26 1925', framed 'Seattle/Victria/Seaplane/Mail' and 'Seattle, Wash/Seaplane Mail/Victoria, BC', and ms endorsement 'By SS Pres McKinley'. MULLER #217, cat 5000 Ff.
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Lot Number: 465
Date: 1933, Sep 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: WA Films Incorporated, Hollywood, flown by airmail Special Delivery to Curacao, 24/9 and on to Riohacha, Colombia, 7/10, via Barranquilla 2/10, underpaid airmail cover, 24x10cm, franked 60c and 20c Special Delivery stamp, canc Los Angeles cds, violet 'Returned For Postage' and 'Postage Due (ms 7) cent' handstamps. WA Films was incorporated in New York in 1925 and, in 1930, produced, among others, 'Africa Speaks' which was filmed on location in the Belgian Congo. Interesting item
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Lot Number: 466
Date: 1934, Dec 11
Est. price: £8.00
Category: United States

Description: San Francisco to London, Bank of America corner cover franked 10c, fine strike large black straight line "By Air In USA" hs.
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Lot Number: 467
Date: 1935, Apr 16
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: Round trip survey flight, Pan Am Sikorsky "Pan American Clipper" Survey Flight San Francisco-Hawaii and return, bs Honolulu 17/4, also cancelled Honolulu 22/4 for return to San Francisco, 23/4 arrival ds, large red flight Clifornia-Hawaii and blue Hawaii-California flight cachets. Only a few covers were carried on the round trip.
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Lot Number: 468
Date: 1936, Feb 9
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: Possible Pan Am/KLM 'test' flight, endorsed "Round the World Via US and Dutch Air Lines", San Francisco - Manila 1/3 - Batavia 11/3 - Newark, NJ 28/3, airmail cover addressed to KNILM Airways Batavia, franked 75c US stamps canc San Francisco Feb 9, 1936, then re-addressed to Newark, NJ and refranked Netherlands Indies 45c canc Batavia 12/3 cds, tying Dutch AV5 'Per Luchtpost/Par Avion' airmail etiquette. The first regular airmail flight from San Francisco to Manila was 10 weeks earlier on Nov 22, 1935. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 469
Date: 1940, Jul 12
Est. price: £8.00
Category: United States

Description: F/F FAM 19, Los Angeles to Auckland, cachet, b/s, plain cover,Pan Am
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Lot Number: 470
Date: 1941, Jun 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: Airmail addressed to Washington franked 50c air canc fine strike 'USS BLACK HAWK/4 JUN/1941/ASIATIC STATION'', also fine strike framed magenta 'TransPacific/Air-Mail'. Black Hawk was a destroyer tender based at Pearl Harour then Okinawa.
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Lot Number: 471
Date: 1941, Jun 21
Est. price: £30.00
Category: United States

Description: Underpaid airmail from USN Heavy Cruiser serving in the Pacific theatre in the early years of WWII, franked 20c air canc 'U.S.S'JUN 21/1941/CHICAGO, also 2x10c PD's applied at at Wilmington, and 'Via Trans-Pacific/Air Mail' and 'Postage Due (ms 20) cents' hand stamps. Could have been posted from Canton or Medway, see Boyle p36.
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Lot Number: 472
Date: 1951, Dec 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: United States

Description: Edinburgh to New York , mixed franking KG VI 6d air letter, posted on arrival in London canc Kensington 8 Dec/1951 airletter , also green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with ms (+1) tied by black framed violet three line 'BEA/ 6 Dec 1951/Edinburgh 2' hs (see Lister, p14). US violet US 'Not Called For' and framed 'Undelivered for Reason Stated/Return to Sender' hs's. applied in New York. Rated 1/- overall, carried BEA from Edinburgh to London then OAT to New York, then returned to sender. An interesting one for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 473
Date: 1954, Apr 30
Est. price: £20.00
Category: United States

Description: Scarce F/F Chicago to Ireland, bs Shannnon Airport 1/5, and Luimneach 2/5 tying Eire 1/3d to confirm arrival, airmail cover franked 15c canc Chicago AMF. Toning on front (see scan) but a very scarce item this not withstanding.
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